Ep199: How One Vermont Grocery Store Raised $300,000 for Charity

Selfish Giving

community-owned food cooperative in downtown Burlington, Vermont. Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Allison Weinhagen , Director of Community Engagement at City Market, a 16,000 sq. Anytime you check-out at City Market , you can choose to "round up" your total to the nearest dollar. Each month, the spare change collected during Rally for Change is split between three great non-profits that align with the co-op's mission.

Cause Marketing About Nothing

Cause Related Marketing

Now the Vermont Foodbank is trying to get patrons at Vermont Hannaford Supermarkets to do Nothing about hunger in the state. NAIL has already sold the effort to food banks in Ohio and 'Nothing' is due to launch today, Thursday, July 14, 2011 in benefit of the Vermont Foodbank. The cans are slotted, apparently so that one could take it out to solicit donations for the Vermont Foodbank , although the press release was vague on this point.

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Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Arts and Crafts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My favourites are my first one, Tea Time, and my re-creation of Wrecking Ball with a Vermont Teddy Bear (below). Welcome back to another look into the new hobbies you have picked up over the last year. We’ve looked at sweet pets and music in the last two weeks.

Great New Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday!

Getting Attention

Executive Director of Communications , The University of Vermont Foundation (Burlington, VT). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities. Communications Specialist , National Association of Dental Plans (Dallas, TX). Communications Specialist , The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (Cortez, CO).

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Trivial Pursuit In Fundraising

The Agitator

Tom’s post yesterday , applauding the commitment of Ann Kensek and The Counseling Service of Addison County-Vermont , made that abundantly clear. Over and over Tom and I receive emails and comments claiming there just isn’t enough time or staff resources required to make some of the basic changes we suggest, or engage in much innovation. Yet, anyone who’s spent time with most nonprofits knows that’s simply an excuse without much truth to it.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Online Coordinator Vermont Public Interest Research Group (Montpelier, VT). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Associate Director of Media Relations American Rivers (Washington, D.C.). Communications And Campaigns Manager Waterkeepers Chesapeake. Takoma Park, MD). Communications Director Western Environmental Law Center (Eugene, OR or Taos, NM). Communications And Engagement Associate Early Learning Indiana (Indianapolis, IN).

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Size Doesn’t Matter

The Agitator

by the Comment from Ann Kensek at The Counseling Service of of Addison County in Vermont (CSAC-VT). Yesterday I chided Agitator readers a bit on the retention issue, suggesting nonprofits were showing too little interest in their fleeing donors. I was rewarded (and so, I suspect, were Bloomerang and Pamela Grow !!) Clearly, CSAC-VT is not a behemoth of the nonprofit sector. No American Red Cross or Amnesty International.

Pink Ribbon Cause Marketing for the Fisher-Woman

Cause Related Marketing

Casting for Recovery, headquartered in Manchester, Vermont, puts together no-cost 2½ day retreats across the country for groups of 14 women with breast cancer. To find notable pink ribbon cause marketing to profile this month, I’ll bet I’ve looked at 150 different efforts for various nail polishes, shampoos, makeup, and perfumes, plus every kind of gew-gaw that can be be-sparkled, bejeweled and be-spangled in every pink tone.

Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

JUNE – Vermont Gives. Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news! There are so many organizations that have given it a try, and YOU can learn from them (the good AND the bad). Look at their websites, donation landing pages, countdown clocks, emails, social media accounts, images, and hashtags. Do a Google News search to check out the earned media these days have achieved. Reach out to a fellow nonprofit and ask them to share their experience.

Displaying Multiple Cause Marketing Allegiances

Cause Related Marketing

Cabot Cheese , a co-op in Vermont, supports a handful of causes in different ways and in pretty different spaces; the arts, schools, women and children’s causes, environmental causes, even the Girl Scouts. We’ve all seen how causes recognize multiple sponsors for, say, races and events.

Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Advertising Disclosures ??

Selfish Giving

While most state laws only state that their disclosure requirements must be “in each advertisement,” Vermont’s CCV laws more specifically require that the disclosures, including the donation cap, be placed “in a clear and conspicuous manner in close proximity to any representation” that a specific amount will be donated per unit of goods or services sold and will benefit a charitable organization or purpose. 4] See state laws in New York, Vermont, and Wisconsin. [5]

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A Jargon-Free Guide to Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3C)

NonProfit Hub

L3Cs extend to many different markets too—current L3Cs range to everything from Chicago’s Overflow Coffee Bar , a coffee shop dedicated to bringing members of their community together, to VSJF Flexible Capital Fund , a Vermont-based investment fund that provides capital to businesses specializing in sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices. Vermont. So you want to start an organization that benefits a specific cause. Great!

What’s the Risk of Starting a Nonprofit?

NonProfit Hub

Vermont is next, with a nonprofit for every 160 people, which doubles the national average of 320. As with any company, there’s going to be some uncertainty about the future when starting a nonprofit. If you want to keep your organization afloat, it helps to know how many of them fail, where they fail and why. This isn’t meant to be taken as gospel—we certainly can’t tell the future.

Newsletter: This Shark Nonprofit’s Partners are Off the Hook ; How You Can Legally Hijack the 2020 Olympics ; The Best Creative Talent is Kept Under Lock & Key

Selfish Giving

How the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Vermont businesses are working together to save a black, white and yellow bird with a golden voice. “We Build an audience. Engage with that audience. Monetize that audience. Some lucky nonprofits don't even have to build an audience from scratch. They can just tap into an existing one that's growing around them. That's the case with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

the ad that empowered a jilted bride to empower women 'round the world

Studio 501c

Stuck with a contract for a 180-guest event at a nice hotel, she turned the day into a fundraising benefit for CARE USA and the Vermont Children's Aid Society. If I worked for the Vermont Children's Home Society (VCHS), I'd do the same. Digg this or add to del.icio.us | Yahoo | BlinkList | Spurl | reddit | Furl my technorati tags: net2 , nptech , weddings , brides , vermont , CARE.

the ad that empowered a jilted bride to empower women 'round the world

Studio 501c

Stuck with a contract for a 180-guest event at a nice hotel, she turned the day into a fundraising benefit for CARE USA and the Vermont Children's Aid Society. If I worked for the Vermont Children's Home Society (VCHS), I'd do the same. Digg this or add to del.icio.us | Yahoo | BlinkList | Spurl | reddit | Furl my technorati tags: net2 , nptech , weddings , brides , vermont , CARE.

#Public Policy: Charities’ Off-Shore/Tax-Free Holdings Brought Under Congressional Scrutiny

Non Profit Marketing 360

For example, Senator Grassley wants to pass his bill as a rider on Vermont’s Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy’s bill to reauthorize his bipartisan “ Second Chance Act “, an effort to support rehabilitation of nonviolent criminals and their reintegration into society after they serve their sentences.

Defining Sustainable Social Change

SocialButterfly

In April 2010, Maryland was the first state to sign Benefit Corporation legislation , followed shortly by Vermont. If there’s one word that deserves to be on the “Top Words of 2010″ list, it’s the word sustainable. It seems to have an aura around it as we all work to define exactly: What is sustainable social change? There are lots of opinions about the word. And, I’ve discovered that the word means different things to different people.

Newsletter: Hire Me to Speak at Your Next Event ; Jersey Mike’s Subs Aims to Raise $6M Today ; Chick-Fil-A Funds Anti-LGBTQ Orgs After It Said It Wouldn’t

Selfish Giving

How a Vermont social network became a model for online communities. A big welcome to all of this month's new subscribers! I especially want to welcome all the new signups from Georgetown University's New Strategies Program and from Reading Partners' National Leadership Retreat. Last week, I flew coast to coast to, first, speak in Washington, D.C. at New Strategies and, second, to Oakland, California, to present at Reading Partners.

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The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Vermont. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

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7 Key Takeaways for Cause Marketers from America's Checkout Champions Report [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

How This Chain of Garden Centers Raises Six-Figures with Cause Marketing How One Vermont Grocery Store Raised $300,000 for Charity Are you ready to get started with checkout charity? If you haven't checked out the 2017 America's Charity Checkout Champions report, it's a must-read for anyone in the cause marketing space. Congratulations to the Engage for Good team for putting together such an outstanding resource!

Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Contracts ??

Selfish Giving

10] See state laws in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia [11] South Carolina does not enforce inclusion of these numbers in the contract.

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How generous is your state?

The Nonprofit Consultant

And, at the bottom, Iowa, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and North Dakota. Thanksgiving is done with (hope yours was peaceful and happy), and we're now officially into the Holiday Season. That means plenty to each of us personally, of course, but as nonprofit professionals it also means quite a bit work-wise as well.

David Perlmutter Talks Blogs, Interactors, and Jon Stewart - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

In 2003, I started paying attention to the nascent campaign for president of an obscure ex-governor of Vermont named Howard Dean. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

David Perlmutter Talks Blogs, Interactors, and Jon Stewart - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

In 2003, I started paying attention to the nascent campaign for president of an obscure ex-governor of Vermont named Howard Dean. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"