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Tennessee Valley Fundraising Institute offers blooming good idea!

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Last Thursday, I had the privilege of speaking at the Tennessee Valley Fundraising Institute in Chattanooga.

Let Your People Do the Talking (Do It Differently: Part 1)

Getting Attention

Thanks to Renee Thompson, director of philanthropy, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Tested Turnaround! Give it a try!

Get More Nonprofit Social Media Exposure: A Simple Idea From #bbcon

J Campbell Social Marketing

Post by Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. You will need to partner with a loyal donor or a corporate partner to provide the funds.

Secret Shopper Strikes Again!

The Agitator

The folks at NTech contributed $25 to each of 32 nonprofits — some very large, like CARE and the Sierra Club; some not so big, like Alley Cat Allies and Elephant Sanctuary Tennessee — to see what would happen. Here is some wonderful insight into the state of online donor management, courtesy of Nonprofit Tech for Good (NTech).

How You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

Wild Woman Fundraising

Of course, someone in Thailand may well give for different reasons to someone in Tennessee. I interviewed Jules Brown! If not, make a start.

The difference one can make

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Nina Margetson made a big difference when she decided to start Horse Haven of Tennessee many years ago. You know that. We LOVE our horses.

Cause Marketing Matchmaking Freebie

Cause Related Marketing

One of the things my company, Alden Keene, does is match nonprofits and sponsors, a service clients pay handsomely for. a pound. billion.

The Importance of Proximity in Cause Marketing Relationships

Cause Related Marketing

AutoZone, the car parts dealer with more than 4500 stores across the United States is headquartered in Memphis Tennessee. So too is St.

Reflections on the storms

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Our local rescue squad mobilized immediately and drove an hour south to help one of the hardest hit areas in Tennessee. Thanks to everyone who has been asking/texting/posting to make sure we’re okay following the devastating tornadoes last Wednesday. I’ll have to say, it was a very long evening. Inspiration

Are You Talking To Hispanics?

The Agitator

Moreover, the states with the largest percent growth in their Hispanic populations include nine where the Latino population more than doubled , including a swath in the southeast United States — Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina. America’s 50.5 of the US population. Or both?

Great web gems for nonprofits

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If you’re in East Tennessee, we’re having a special preview party and book signing at the Cedar Bluff Library in West Knoxville on Thursday, September 29 from 5 – 6:30 pm. ” There are SO many great websites out there and I want to be sure my readers know about them and use them. https://twitter.com/#!/nptweets

Great web gems for nonprofits

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If you’re in East Tennessee, we’re having a special preview party and book signing at the Cedar Bluff Library in West Knoxville on Thursday, September 29 from 5 – 6:30 pm. ” There are SO many great websites out there and I want to be sure my readers know about them and use them. https://twitter.com/#!/nptweets

#INTERVIEW: Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions, Conducts Benefit Auctions for Nonprofit Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

This past year I traveled out to Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Arizona, Alabama, Tennessee. NPM360: Did you grow up wanting to be an auctioneer?

Inviting the Geeks to Support Your Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

A colleague hated NASCAR until her fundraising job at a children’s hospital in Tennessee forced to learn more about it. Wired magazine’s website has an intriguing story about the ways fanboys and girls of Dr. Who , Harry Potter , Star Wars , and others actively support charities. The Harry Potter Alliance does work for children’s hospitals.

TV Show + Nonprofit = Big Thanks!

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Food banking has a special place in my heart – I spent 5 years working as the Development Director for the Food Bank in East Tennessee. On most Tuesday nights, you can find me and my daughter on the couch watching our favorite TV show – Biggest Loser. We love watching people working hard to meet their goals.

My 2009 blessings

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Being asked to speak at the Tennessee State Habitat for Humanity conference – for the 3rd year in a row. I’m pausing today to reflect on 2009 and I realize how blessed I’ve been this year. Many wonderful things have happened and many incredible people have come into my life. Riding my horse in my first cattle roundup.

#ProAging: Mandated Cuts In Medicare Stifle Expansion Plans

Non Profit Marketing 360

In Tennessee alone, nine projects are on hold – eight in Ohio. Click to enlarge. This past October 1st, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put into effect new regulations concerning the payment or reimbursement of services to skilled nursing facilities and certain types of housing for older Americans.

#Aging: Advancements In Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Can Lead To Advancements In Treatment

Non Profit Marketing 360

Image via Wikipedia. The report came out this week in the e-journal Neurology.org , and can only be accessed through a subscription.

Unlock Your Grant Writing Talent

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She gained practical experience the last four years as a management executive at a large, faith based nonprofit managing a multi-million dollar budget with diverse programs around the East Tennessee region. Today’s blog post is provided by my dear friend and grant writer extraordinaire, Charlaine Hood. This is great advice for writing grants.

Why Donors Give, Really

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Prepping for a workshop I'll be leading next week in Tennessee on nonprofit branding, I discovered this gem of a post by Jeff Brooks, Donor Power Blog: The Secret of Nonprofit Branding. To quote: "Your donors are giving to you because of what that giving says about them." And that, that, that is why we give, for goodness sake.

Nominate an Extraordinary Organization Working for Seniors

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Just before Thanksgiving, I returned from doing workshops in Tennessee with local leaders of organizations in the Senior Corps network. One impression was that they are working hands-on, supporting individuals and enhancing communities, but with too little recognition, acknowledgement, and power. The application deadline is February 1, 2007.

#INTERVIEW: Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions, Conducts Benefit Auctions for Nonprofit Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

This past year I traveled out to Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Arizona, Alabama, Tennessee. Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions , conducts benefit auctions for nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. She founded the company after more than a decade in corporate sales, marketing and event management. SHERRY: No, not at all.

5 Reasons You Don’t Need to be a Cancer Cause to do Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

Despite being just a 70 bed hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Any cause can benefit from cause marketing. Bingo. Men, teens, seniors, gays.

B-to-B Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

To achieve this goal, Conifer turned to TisBest to produce a custom charity card. and booth-supported sales efforts. What other programs are out there?

Easy Resources for the Grant Writer

Seeking Grant Money Today

They have compiled and regularly update a Foundation Data Book that lists all of the foundations in each of the following states; California, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington State. There are many easily accessible resources that will get you on your way. Some resources are even free.