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No Virginia, Your To-Do List is NOT Your Marketing Plan: Marketing Budgets, Part 1

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A: No, Virginia, that to-do list is not your marketing plan! I hear that from you and your peers time and time again.

Are you attacked for not being corporate enough?

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Just the first female president of the University of Virginia. ” This is exactly what they wanted to do at Universtiy of Virginia.

What does an LGBTQ nonprofit organization do?

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Berdache or "Two-Spirit" in America, late 1880s. I took “Gay New York&# to bed with me. I looked up to Harvey Milk. Harvey Milk.

Blogworld 2011: Yes, Virginia, There are Blogging Superheroes

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Me with one of my blog heroes: Darrens Rowse of Problogger. I'm the bald guy! I had blast and learned a lot. My apologies if I missed anyone.

Yes, Virginia, there is Christmas Cause Marketing (and there should be more)

Cause Related Marketing

Virginia O’HanlonVirginia, your little friends are almost right. Dear EditorI am more than 8 years old. Charities large and small have carved.

Don’t Forget the Why

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As part of Virginia Beach’s “Keep It Beachy Clean” campaign , messages like “Thanks for not littering!

Trouble connecting? Plug into identity.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

This means that if you’re a graduate of Virginia Tech, you’re more likely to give to a cause if other Hokies are also supporting the cause. In just 68 words, Seth Godin recently summed up a fundamental truth of human behavior that all nonprofit fundraisers should take to heart. Shared passions—birdwatchers, mountain bikers.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Darya Minovi

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Darya Minovi. We want to hear from you too! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro.

Designing for Community Change

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Howard Roads, Virginia: Designing for Physical Activity. Through design --Let’s take a look at a couple examples. www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiIxdFBA0Sw.

#ProAging: A Few Gift Ideas For Older Family Members

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The blogger who is developing the list is Michele McGraw of northern Virginia, and her site, ‘Scraps of My Geek Life’, is one of the cuter and more engaging tech blogs we’ve come across. Earlier today we posted a story concerning DoSomething.org’s drive, ‘Grandparents Gone Wired.’

Shape Messages that Spur Action (Case Study)

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In Virginia there’s a couple thinking about the bills they will struggle to pay. Because no matter how you ask the question, the father in Nebraska, the mother in Oregon, and the couple in Virginia do not think it’s happening. For people to care about global warming it needs to be made relevant. They are not alone. It won’t. Relevance.

The identity and promise of your nonprofit’s brand

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

In Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits , branding and design maven Debbie Millman rounds up thoughts on brands, culture, and marketing from smart folks such as Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, and Virginia Postrel. This collection of interviews is a fascinating read for anyone who is in the business of communication and sharing ideas. Promise.

Butts in Seats: 5 Tips for Event Marketing Using Social Media

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She graduated from West Virginia University (let’s go Mountaineers!) Ceci Dadisman. Guest Post by Ceci Dadisman, Palm Beach Opera. or goo.gl

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Want to know if your nonprofit is eligible for $10,000 per month in free Google advertising? Amy DeVita answers the question Why Nonprofits Fail.

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—May 11, 2012

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The Virginia Opera (Richmond, VA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – May 20, 2011

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12) Web Site and Visual Media Specialist , Medical Society of Virginia , (Richmond, VA). People are reading, and applying! NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – May 13, 2011

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12) Web Site and Visual Media Specialist , Medical Society of Virginia , (Richmond, VA). People are reading, and applying! NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

How to pick a fundraising job that you will absolutely love! -with Abbi Haggerty

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So very excited to be in this profession, and also I’m now sharing it with students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Welcome. Abbi L.

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Why one jar is not enough

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

During Labor Day weekend, my husband and I were exploring the Virginia countryside, which included a visit to the Graffiti House. The Graffiti House was used as a field hospital during the Civil War and still houses fascinating graffiti from the soldiers of that time.

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.

If it’s too hard to change people, change their environment!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

At Virginia Tech, the dining hall is called the “freshman 25&# because it’s been that fattening. But instead, Virginia Tech brilliantly changed the situation. One of my favorite books of all time is Switch. I consider it the one must-read if you want to change anything. It’s that good, really.

3 lessons from cause-conscious companies

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

BBMG has a new guide out for cause-conscious companies. It’s called Disrupt & Delight and it outlines five principles that reflect the best work of socially responsible companies like Nike, Patagonia and Unilever. I think some of the principles of so-called sustainable brands can work for nonprofits, too. Start With What’s Sacred.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Monday Matters!

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Social Media Assistant , Cultural Tourism DC (Maryland or Virginia). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Associate Director of Marketing & Communications , The Center for State and Local Finance (Atlanta, GA). Chief Marketing Officer , Net Impact (San Francisco, CA). Flexible or New York, NY). Recent Opportunities.

Seven Steps to Overcoming the Fear of Calling Potential Funders

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Wendy Baird. The newsletter article and blog post sparked some discussion about what else nonprofits are afraid of. The cultivation phase. Follow-up.

VIDEO: Nonprofit Professional, You’re my only hope

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I encourage you to watch this interview. If you’ve ever been afraid to stand up for what you believe in, this will give you a reason why.

How Well Are You Protecting Your Supporters’ and Participants’ Privacy?

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David Schulz. What measures does your nonprofit take to ensure your supporters’ and participants’ private information is safe? Great!

Dittmar Design Creates & Launches Client Website

Non Profit Marketing 360

NPM360 partner, Dittmar Design, recently developed and launched a website for a Northern Virginia property management company, WJD Management. Dittmar Design is a Northern Virginia-based marketing and communications firm. Find out more about Dittmar Design here. Latest News (Internal Use Only

Hug Your Favorite Fundraiser Today

The Agitator

Services for Glenn Hoffman, 50 , will be held this morning in Alexandria, Virginia. An unsung fundraising hero of mine died last week. His life and dedication must be celebrated, because Glenn represented — in a quiet, steady, and non-flashy manner — much that is great in our trade. I’m so sad I didn’t. Roger. fundraising

Hug Your Favorite Fundraiser Today

The Agitator

Services for Glenn Hoffman, 50 , will be held this morning in Alexandria, Virginia. An unsung fundraising hero of mine died last week. His life and dedication must be celebrated, because Glenn represented — in a quiet, steady, and non-flashy manner — much that is great in our trade. I’m so sad I didn’t. Roger. fundraising

Cause Marketing Patriots and Public Servants

Cause Related Marketing

And I’ve posted on studies that demonstrate how Americans right now are responsive to the needs of the members of the military and their families.

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Social Media Crisis Communications for Nonprofits

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Crisis Communications in Social Media for Nonprofits from Kivi Leroux Miller. I called it “What Could Possibly Go Wrong Next?!?” Great!

How to Showcase Your Monthly Giving Program

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

This Virginia food bank shares both the benefits to the mission as well as the benefits to the donors on their monthly giving page.

Christmas Cause Marketing from Lockheed Martin

Cause Related Marketing

Metro subway on the Virginia side of the Potomac, chances are you don’t often see much advertising from military contractors.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Alexandra Tomko

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Alexandra Tomko is the Director of Marketing and PR for the Better Business Bureau serving Central Virginia. Alexandra Tomko.

Your youth segment is not “really” chatting on Facebook anymore

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

the Virginia Tech Massacre ). Let me explain what I mean. Here’s a brief history of Facebook from my own personal experience. I joined Facebook sometime in mid 2006. It was only open to colleges and universities, quickly followed by cities. None of my professional contacts knew about Facebook. This is the Facebook I liked. Facebook?

Research Your Keywords Before Applying to Google Grants

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If I work with an animal shelter, possibly I target terms like “puppies for sale in Ballston,” or “fox terrier dog for sale in Virginia”.

Change It Up? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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Content Director Virginia Public Access Project (Richmond, VA). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, agencies and other vendors serving nonprofits and B Corps. Associate Director Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (Boston, MA). Assistant Communications Manager Montefiore (Bronx, NY).

11 Steps to Social Networking Success (Hampton Roads)

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On February 6, 2009, I had the honor to present at the 8th Annual Hampton Roads Institute for Nonprofit Leadership Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. At the bottom of this article is a PDF copy of the slides for this presentation.

Nonprofit Spotlight: April

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Check out the great things these organizations are doing to better their communities: Honor Flight Capital Region provides DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia World War II veterans with trips to view their memorial and experience a special day of honor and remembrance.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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I also recently did a presentation on nonprofit social media crisis communications for the Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives.