Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch


Texas Watch is a nonpartisan citizen advocacy group founded in 1998. They just celebrated over 20 years of advocating for Texas families. Let’s start of with a little bit more background about Texas Watch! We’re excited to raise all of our voices to make a safer Texas.

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Ep175: How This Texas DQ Franchisee is Fighting Childhood Hunger

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan Strand and I talk to Bill Spae , CEO of Vasari LLC , a Dairy Queen franchisee with 76+ locations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

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How Texas Businesses are Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Selfish Giving

They are also donating all revenue proceeds from certain shows in the upcoming weeks and giving free entry to evacuees at many of their Texas locations. Kendra Scott jewelry donated 50% of all on-line sales on August 29th to the American Red Cross efforts in Texas.

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Ep233: 'Tide Loads of Hope' Is Helping Texas & Florida Clean Up After Hurricanes

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Anne Candido , Fabric Care Communications, Procter & Gamble about bringing relief to residents affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma with P&G product kits and Tide Loads of Hope laundry services.

Bookspring Read-a-thon in Texas Lets Students Raise Money for Books for Students

Blue Sky Collaborative

So far, over 3000 elementary school students in Texas have created their fundraising pages on SWEET and have raised close to $150,000 in the Read-a-Thon. Everything is bigger down in Texas! The money they raised goes toward providing books and. Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising

Low Cost, High Impact? The Growing Potential of QR Codes


Enter Manor, Texas. The City of Manor, Texas recently received a Web and technology Gov 2.0 Tags: mobile barcode low cost technology Manor Texas Nielsen OxFam Project Red QR Code quick response RememberMe Smartphone Starbucks TOTeM

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Companies that Rank High in CSR Also Known for Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Likewise Texas Instruments… number 15… is almost certainly a generous corporate philanthropist. Alden Keene Cause Marketing Database Jessica Marlo CSR Caterpiller Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Texas InstrumentsOn October 18 2011 I wrote a post about the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship 2011 CSR Index and how by my reckoning six of the top ten and 33 of the 50 companies listed did at least some cause marketing.

NONPROFIT BRANDING: It’s Your Brand – But, As Penn State Now Demonstrates – You Don’t Control It

NonProfit Branding

A few years ago, in an excess of brand-protection fervor, mighty Penn State landed with both feet on her little Texas high school. Among less important branding adjustments, it forced Mary Lou to modify the tattoo on her backside. Today … Continue reading → IMPLEMENTATION: Using Branding Products Effectively PSYCHOLOGY: How Branding Products Build Affinity

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Your Film for Good Could Win Your Nonprofit a Cash Prize!

Selfish Giving

The official selections will be announced by the end of July and the festival will take place at the Spirit of Texas Theater at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas on September 12-14. This is a guest post from my friend and nonprofit colleague David J.

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9 Ways to Celebrate February 29 and the Leap Year On Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Anthony, on the Texas–New Mexico border, is the Leap Year Capital of the World and celebrates the affair with a huge festival, music, and food. This year is a leap year, which means we get an extra day in February!

Nonprofit Link Round Up: #15NTC Edition

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

We have had a blast at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology conference in Austin, Texas! Today’s Link Round Up features links we’ve collected this week at #15NTC

YOUR Next Nonprofit Marketing Job

Getting Attention

Digital Marketing Coordinator Communities Foundation of Texas (Dallas, TX). Please post your nonprofit marketing jobs here. Communications Associate Powder River Basin Resource Council (Sheridan, WY). Communications Coordinator National Flute Association (Chicago, IL).

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Great New Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Take it Forward Tuesday

Getting Attention

Assistant to Chief Relationship Officer , Communities Foundation of Texas (Dallas, TX). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities.

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It’s Your Brand – But You Don’t Control It

NonProfit Branding

Mighty Penn State University landed with both feet on a little Texas high school. In this strange story are many lessons for nonprofit marketers. Question: which institution was right… and why? This is a saga in two parts. Look for resolution in the … Continue reading → Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Protecting Your Brand

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Fundraisers, today you have a chance to feel exactly how your donors feel


It’s a disaster that will, unfortunately, end up being the worst in Texas’ history. This is your chance to not only help someone in Texas but to improve your fundraising effectiveness too.

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How to Make Your Messaging More Relevant

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m headed to Austin, Texas today to teach a workshop I’m calling “So What and Who Cares? Getting Your Communications Right in 2012″ for the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Communications Specialist , Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (Austin, TX). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Communications Counselor , Full Court Communications (Oakland, CA). Communications Manager , The Education Alliance. New York, NY).

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WOWza Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications Manager Mental Health America of Texas (Austin, TX). Director of Development & Communications Interfaith Action of Central Texas. Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Communications Coordinator First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI). Communications Manager, Shared Value Initiative FSG (Boston, MA). Communications Manager Kinship Foundation (Chicago, IL).

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5 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Fundraising On Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

Charlotte and Dave Willner started a Facebook fundraiser on June 16, titled “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child,” after they saw a viral photo of a 2-year-old Honduran girl looking up and crying as her mother was searched by a Border Patrol agent in southern Texas.

Work-Life Balance at #15NTC

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Greetings from Texas, Y’all! Kristina and I are currently in Austin, TX at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference. This morning, Stephanie Bowen, Leili Khalessi, Kerala Taylor and I led a session called Paradox but Possible: Hardcore on Work AND Life.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know


Grassroots Leadership organizes communities to fight back against detention and deportation both in Texas and nationally.

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—June 15, 2012

Getting Attention

ACLU of Texas (Houston, TX). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications and Events Manager. Community of Hope (Washington, D.C.). 2) Communications Coordinator.

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16 New Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ up Monday

Getting Attention

Director of Marketing and Communications , Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities.

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Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Capital Campaign Manager & Marketing Director , Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (Austin, TX). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities.

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Let Those You Serve Tell Their Own Stories

Non Profit Marketing 360

Texas writer Jubi Headley offers a strong case for getting the hell out of the way and letting your clients tell their stories to donors. The impact outweighs the risks. Speaking of storytelling, Marco Kathuria of MKCREATIVE and I will give a workshop on September 9 on Storytelling and Video for Life Span Network, Maryland’s association of senior care provider organizations. (If If you’re interested in seeing it or talking about it, get in touch.).

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The official selections will be announced by the end of July and the festival will take place at the Spirit of Texas Theater at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas on September 12-14. Another Friday, another round of Mixed Links!

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How to really measure the effectiveness of your legacy gift marketing efforts.


Professor, Texas Tech University) gave me the idea recently. I’m kicking myself because I didn’t think of this and I certainly can’t take credit for it. A brilliant researcher (Russell James III, J.D.,

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Marketing Manager , Texas Nonprofits (San Antonio, TX). And we have a winner(s) in our naming contest for this weekly jobs listing! Congrats to Jen H., Meg M. and Heidi Y. for choosing the winning name for our job post series. Great minds think alike!

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Claire Hodges

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As marketing manager at Communities Foundation of Texas , Claire Hodges is in charge of all of her organization’s digital needs, including updating and maintaining the website, print advertising, online advertising, online event registrations, etc. Claire Hodges.

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for September

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Democratic Party’s third presidential debate will be held on the 12th (and possibly an additional night on the 13th) in Houston, Texas. Interested in getting monthly ideas for social media, blog posts, or newsletter articles earlier?

Crazy Great Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Marketing Communications Assistant Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas (Austin, TX). Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Citizen Outreach Staff Fund for the Pubic Interest: Environment Oregon (Portland, OR).

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How Can You Connect Offline Communities with Those Online?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

At the NC Tech4Good conference last week, we learned that North Carolina is second only to Texas for the total number of people living in rural communities, and 20% of rural North Carolinians have no access to broadband, even if they were willing to pay for it.

Why Marketing Only to Older Planned Giving Prospects is a Bad Idea


Just look at Texas Tech Professor Russell James’ research findings on the gap between giving intentions [for regular donations] and bequest intentions (as noted in his research, Messages to encourage bequests: Testing new findings from neuroimaging ).

Death Of A Fundraising Pioneer

The Agitator

Russ started his company in Waco, Texas in 1964. Russ Reid, a pioneer in monthly giving and direct response television (DRTV), died Saturday, December 7 at his home in Sierra Madre, California. He was 82 years old.

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7 Year-End Campaigns to Study for a Stellar Fundraising Season


Texas Watch. To encourage new donors, Texas Watch calls their sustainer program “Friends in the Fight.” The year is almost over but nonprofits around the world are busy with year-end giving , all leading up to one of the largest giving days of the year: December 31st. With December in full swing and the pressure of living up to arguably the best fundraising month, we know things can get overwhelming.

The power of online crowds, offline


Last week, driving home, listening to NPR , I heard a fascinating tale about a lady in Texas who decided to get over her divorce by throwing herself into gardening-at her rental property. When her landlords gave her 30 days to get out, the lady posted a desperate plea on a gardening forum: what would happen to her hundreds of day lilies?

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New Year, New Nonprofit Marketing Job

Getting Attention

Strategic Marketing Manager Texas Health Resources (Arlington, TX). Please post your nonprofit marketing jobs here. Associate Director of Communications Hammer Museum. Los Angeles, CA). Brand and Integrated Marketing Manager Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (New York, NY). Communications Associate Initiative for a Competitive Inner City —ICIC (Boston, MA). Communications Coordinator Community Memorial Foundation (Hinsdale, IL).

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Best U.S. Political Ad Of 2016

The Agitator

Here, from the campaign of Gerald Daugherty, running for re-election as a Travis County Commissioner (Austin, Texas) is my choice for the best campaign ad of 2016. Agitator readers in the U.S. have been inundated with political ads of all kinds. An estimated $4.4 billion in TV spending alone.

Hashtags for Every Day of the Week (Nonprofit Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Iowa has over 6,000 jobs in wind energy (also second only to Texas) [link] #CRinIowa #ScienceSunday — Climate Reality (@ClimateReality) April 20, 2015. Looking for an easy content idea for Instagram and Twitter? Try a day-of-the-week post with one of these hashtags.

YOUR Next Nonprofit Marketing Job: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Digital Marketing Specialist Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (Austin, TX). Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Assistant Director Kogod Center for Business Communication American University (Washington, D.C.).

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Made-for-You Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Texas Communications Director Enroll America (Austin, TX). Subscribers, we’re working on getting you the ability to opt-in or -out of these listings vs. other posts. Hold on! . Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits.

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Where to Find NFG at The Nonprofit Technology Conference

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

This morning five of my colleagues and I are flying to Austin, Texas for the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC)! We’re looking forward to learning, networking, and enjoying all that Austin has to offer. If you will be in Austin, or if you’re attending NTC virtually , we’d love to meet you!

Select the Most Compelling Nonprofit Taglines—5 Minutes, Lots of Learning

Getting Attention

Here’s what one early voter said: “What I learned most via voting is what makes the difference between effective and ineffective language,” says Susan Hanson, senior lecturer in English, Texas State University. Great Words Promoting Good Causes!