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

Getting Attention

A: No, Virginia, that to-do list is not your marketing plan! The hands-down, most hated and most frequently-avoided marketing task is budgeting. I hear that from you and your peers time and time again.

Are you attacked for not being corporate enough?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Just the first female president of the University of Virginia. The world is full of little bullies like Helen Dragas and some of the people at University of Virginia’s board. ” This is exactly what they wanted to do at Universtiy of Virginia.

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. Some of my peers say that there is no Christmas cause marketing. Papa says, “if you see in the cause marketing blog, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there Christmas cause marketing?Virginia

Blogworld 2011: Yes, Virginia, There are Blogging Superheroes

Selfish Giving

Me with one of my blog heroes: Darrens Rowse of Problogger. I'm the bald guy! This past week was a big one for me as I attended my first Blogworld Expo in Los Angeles. I had blast and learned a lot.

What does an LGBTQ nonprofit organization do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Virginia Anti-Violence project: Works to address and end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia. Berdache or "Two-Spirit" in America, late 1880s.

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. The client website is a mobile responsive design built on the WordPress content management system and uses the latest Genesis framework to drive it.

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Are You Ready for 2019?

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“ – Lisa Dove, Director of Communications and Outreach at Virginia Community Healthcare Association and All-Access Pass Holder See more testimonials on our All-Access Pass page. 2019 will be here before you know it. Are you ready for it?

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Virginia Nonprofit Institute. Virginia Nonprofit Institute. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Let’s end this work week with some great Mixed Links, shall we… Virginia Davidson has put together a list of Great Summer Reads for Busy Nonprofit Fundraisers.

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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.

3 Special Ways to Show Your Donors Some Love

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The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, hosts donors for a quarterly luncheon and discussion series, as well as special tours. Sending thank you notes and providing tax receipts are important steps to building good donor relationships—but they''re just the beginning.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

The Village Network is a behavioral health organization helping youth and families in Ohio and West Virginia become healthy and have brighter futures. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year.

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

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APRIL – Spring2ACTion Alexandria (Virginia). APRIL – Giving to Hoos Day (University of Virginia). 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).

Sharing Your Progress: 12 Phrases that Give Your Donors Credit for Helping

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Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation). “Sharing Your Progress” season is coming up fast. That’s when you talk about the highlights and victories of your year, and thank donors for helping you make it happen.

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A Rookie's Guide to Online Fundraising and Marketing (Nonprofit Boot Camp)

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On September 11, 2009, Network for Good had the great opportunity to present "A Rookie's Guide to Online Fundraising & Marketing" to nonprofits at the Nonprofit Boot Camp sponsored by the Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations (VANNO), Network Williamsburg and the Hamilton Group.

A Rookie's Guide to Online Fundraising and Marketing (Nonprofit Boot Camp)

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On September 11, 2009, Network for Good had the great opportunity to present "A Rookie's Guide to Online Fundraising & Marketing" to nonprofits at the Nonprofit Boot Camp sponsored by the Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations (VANNO), Network Williamsburg and the Hamilton Group.

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. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. .

Social Media Crisis Communications for Nonprofits

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Last Tuesday, I presented a workshop on social media crisis communications for the Virginia Association of Fund Raising Executives and I’m sharing the deck with you here.

Designing for Community Change

SocialButterfly

Howard Roads, Virginia: Designing for Physical Activity. In this specific case, RSCG worked with Howards Roads, Virginia to promote physical activity amongst youth.

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Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Monday Matters!

Getting Attention

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). Communications & Marketing Manager , The Lewy Body Dementia Association (Lilburn, GA). Communications & Marketing Manager , Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (Hawthorne, NY).

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Cause Related Marketing - Untitled Article

Cause Related Marketing

This handsome infographic on cause marketing comes courtesy of Carousel30, a digital agency with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, Princeton, New Jersey, and Raleigh, North Carolina. It highlights current opinion, both overseas and domestic, of the growth of the practice and the esteem with which cause marketing is held.

#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.’ ’ In the process of working up that story we came across this brief list of gift ideas for some of those same grandparents: A Grandparents’ Tech Gift Guide.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Virginia Nonprofit Institute. Virginia Nonprofit Institute. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar!

Fire up your Board!

Get Fully Funded

I had the privilege of hearing my friend and colleague Gail Perry present at the Virginia Fund Raising Institute recently. Gail is a wonderful speaker and has a way of making her audience feel at ease so they can soak up all the information she shares.

Fire up your Board!

Get Fully Funded

I had the privilege of hearing my friend and colleague Gail Perry present at the Virginia Fund Raising Institute recently. Gail is a wonderful speaker and has a way of making her audience feel at ease so they can soak up all the information she shares.

Using Cause Marketing to Help Expand a Regional Brand

Cause Related Marketing

19, 2012 in Charlottesville, Virginia. It’s a benefit concert for Operation Homefront , a charity for the families of military families, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville.

National Organization for Women targets women’s rights offenders

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In anticipation of the GOP’s aggressive efforts to criminalize abortion in states like North Dakota and Virginia, Donordigital is helping National Organization for Women raise funds to defend women’s rights. Who do you think is the #1 women’s rights offender?

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—May 11, 2012

Getting Attention

The Virginia Opera (Richmond, VA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. . NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Associate Director, Media Relations and Communications. Save the Children (Washington, D.C.).

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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. Happy Friday! It’s once again time for some delicious Mixed Links. Crisis Management and Communications.

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Deliver this Budget to Drive Marketing Impact: Comms Plan Pt1

Getting Attention

A: No, Virginia, that to-do list is not your marketing plan! The hands-down, most hated and most frequently-avoided marketing task is budgeting. You all tell me that! Now’s to get past this bias and take the time to absorb this four-part series on budgeting guidelines.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Darya Minovi

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Darya came to Health In Harmony after graduating from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and is incredibly passionate about sustainable development. Darya Minovi.

Your future?

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Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (McLean, VA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

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? How often do you discuss the issue of privacy in relation to both your clients and your supporters?

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! On a recent family vacation, I loved seeing these stickers on trash cans along the boardwalk and on the beach.

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. Freelance communications strategist Jeremy Porter shares his knowhow in his e-newsletter , his blog (where this article first appeared) and via Twitter. For people to care about global warming it needs to be made relevant.

How Your Org Can Fiddle Its Way to Strong Relationships

Getting Attention

He took up the fiddle when he was growing up in West Virginia coal country. and put it to work years later to build support in his first run for office – a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates. The late Senator Robert Byrd entered politics on a song.

Download Dice’s Local Market Report on Charlotte

Mission Minded

Professionals from Texas top the list for applying to Charlotte tech jobs, followed by South Carolina, California, Georgia and Virginia. Charlotte is well-known as a leader in the banking industry, where it consistently ranks in the top three of U.S.

Cause Marketing Matchmaking Freebie

Cause Related Marketing

Geographically Appalachia is generally considered to include counties in West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, as well as Kentucky. One of the things my company, Alden Keene, does is match nonprofits and sponsors, a service clients pay handsomely for.

Getting People to Open Your Nonprofit’s Email Messages

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Photo by terren in Virginia on Flickr. Email subject lines should tell us about the candy (the content), not about the wrapper (vague descriptions or formats, like “Winter Edition of the Newsletter&# ).

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Seven Steps to Overcoming the Fear of Calling Potential Funders

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Earlier this month I commented in my newsletter and wrote a blog post about how nonprofits should not be afraid of the “what ifs” out there, prompted by a recent Virginia ruling that liking a Facebook page did not count as protected free speech. Wendy Baird.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – May 13, 2011

Getting Attention

12) Web Site and Visual Media Specialist , Medical Society of Virginia , (Richmond, VA). Thanks for sharing your positive responses on the value of these nonprofit-marketing-specific job postings. People are reading, and applying!

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The Story of a Church Making the Impossible, Possible

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In McClean, Virginia, McLean Bible Church has a group of congregation members working to create a Christian movie studio, named In Jesus’ Name Productions.

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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. Up until that point, the main conversation platforms for myself and my close friends other than in-person conversations, email and the phone were tools such as ICQ followed by MSN chat.