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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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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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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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

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.

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.

A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic

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Liesl Manone is the Operations Director (and only full-time employee) with Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank in Fort Worth, Texas. Her most previous position before joining the Don’t Forget to Feed Me team was as communications manager for the Arlington Life Shelter in Arlington, Texas.

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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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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

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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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?

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.

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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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know


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

Work-Life Balance at #15NTC

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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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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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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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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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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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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.).

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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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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Can you fundraise in the face of disasters like Hurricane Harvey?

Fundraising Coach

In this morning's note to my weekly Fundraising Kick coaching email subscribers, I offered two ways to respond to a tragedy like the devastation people are experiencing in Texas because of Hurricane Harvey. Even if you’re far from Texas, people may have family there.

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Hashtags for Every Day of the Week (Nonprofit Edition)

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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.

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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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!

All the Rage: Fundraising on Fury and Revenge

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Not so much rage, but in exasperation, a Texas mom created a humorous PTA fundraiser asking for straight monetary donations instead of wrapping paper, galas, walk-a-thons and bake sales. Fundraising isn’t all lofty and inspiring. Lately, a lot of it is quite angry. And quite successful.

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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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators – #15NTC Style

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As you probably know, Kivi and I are at the awesomest nonprofit conference of them all this week – NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, Texas.

Direct Mail And Hurricanes

The Agitator

If you mail a massive acquisition campaign right now that includes Southeast Texas, Louisiana and Florida zip codes, you’ll appear insensitive if not downright mendacious to prospective donors.

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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Last Chance for Seattle Workshop and Happy Hour

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nancy Schwartz and I will be spending the day with nonprofits from Hong Kong, Calgary, Missouri, Texas, Colorado, California, Oregon, and across Washington, taking them step-by-step through the process of creating a real-world nonprofit marketing plan.

Top Nonprofit Twitter Accounts: 2016 Election Edition


Texas Organizing Project ( @OrganizeTexas ). There’s been a lot of talk about this year’s historic Presidential election, but behind the headlines, the real stories are about advocates fighting for change at all levels of government and across the entire country. At EveryAction, we’re proud to work with organizations whose missions reflect the values that built our company and the vision we have for a better, more inclusive world.