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Questions Nonprofit’s Asked! [Video]

In this lively edition of “Ask and Answer Friday”, nonprofit experts Meico Marquette Whitlock and Muhi Khwaja, bring forward their insightful answers to questions about nonprofit management and operating strategies. Topics covered include; Marcus from Minneapolis opens the dialogue by asking for strategies to encourage a program officer from a large funder to visit their campus, aiming to forge a stronger relationship. The response focuses on ways to enhance engagement with the funder, suggesting that understanding the funder’s hesitations and exploring various methods of showcasing the campus, including virtual tours, could be effective. Maya from Dallas questioned the effectiveness of traditional snail mail campaigns versus digital approaches for their next holiday season fundraising efforts. The hosts debate the merits of each method, with suggestions to blend digital and physical outreach methods effectively to maximize donor engagement and response rates. Shania from Oklahoma City brought up concerns about the relevance of continuing an “Employee of the Month” program in a now predominantly work-from-home environment. The conversation veered towards the value of maintaining recognition and morale in remote settings, suggesting steps to personalize acknowledgments and maintaining the essence of appreciation regardless of the medium. Ramon from Miami seeks advice on how nonprofit boards could advocate for children’s mental health without jeopardizing their 501C3 status. The hosts elaborate on the importance of educating rather than lobbying state legislators, stressing the importance of forming relationships and utilizing educational outreach as a primary tool for advocacy. An anonymous question from Oakland describes a sensitive issue regarding a CEO’s request for employees to donate to their nonprofit to show 100% employee participation. The hosts debate the ethical considerations and practical implications of such requests, emphasizing the need to balance organizational goals with respect for individual financial circumstances.#fundraisingtips #nonprofitfunding #nonprofitfundraising

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Lawmaker reveals deeply personal loss, supports nonprofit [Video]

A VERMONT LAWMAKER HAS CHANNELED A PERSONAL LOSS — INTO SUPPORT FOR A NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATION. REPRESENTATIVE ASHLEY BARTLEY OF FAIRFAX REVEALED IN A RECENT INTERVIEW WITH NBC5 NEWS SHE SUFFERED A MISCARRIAGE LAST YEAR. AND SHE SAID A DEAR FRIEND ALSO DID. SO WHILE SHE DIDN’T FEEL ALONE IN HER GRIEF — BARTLEY SAID MANY WHO LOSE A BABY DUE TO MISCARRIAGE, STILLBIRTH, EARLY INFANT DEATH, OR PREGNANCY TERMINATION FOR MEDICAL REASONS DO FEEL ALONE. SO SHE NOW WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORK OF THE NON-PROFIT “EMPTY ARMS VERMONT,” WHICH OFFERS COMPASSION AND COMFORT THROUGH VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS, YOGA, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES. BARTLEY TRIED TO SECURE A 40- THOUSAND DOLLAR STATE APPROPRIATION FOR THE ORGANIZATION — BUT IT JUST COULDN’T HAPPEN GIVEN THE TIGHT BUDGET SITUATION IN MONTPELIER. THE LAWMAKER IS NOW SUPPORTING “EMPTY ARMS VERMONT” AT A FUNDRAISING 5K ON JUNE 29th IN SOUTH BURLINGTON. BARTLEY SAYS HER OWN EXPERIENCE SHOWED HER HOW IMPORTANT THE NON- PROFIT’S MISSION IS.

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Accountability is needed: Student loan borrowers call for end to federal MOHELA contract WFTV [Video]

Long wait times and incorrect payments: Those are among the problems student loan borrowers say theyve faced since federal student loan payments resumed last year. Borrowers say the federal student loan servicer MOHELA is to blame.

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Fundraising Ideas for Schools

How Branding Brings Value When School Choice Grows with Madison Carr [Video]

1. Understanding Branding: Learn the dual aspects of branding—strategy and design—and why both are crucial for your school’s identity.2. Common Branding Mistakes in K12: Madison Carr, an expert in school branding, discusses the typical pitfalls schools face in their branding efforts and how to avoid them.3. Beyond Visuals: Discover why effective branding is more than just aesthetics like logos and colors and why settling for low-quality visuals can negatively impact your school’s perception.4. The Power of Words: Words shape your brand. Madison provides insights on selecting powerful messaging that aligns with your school’s vision and resonates across all communication channels.Why Listen? This episode is essential for school communicators looking to enhance their branding strategy amidst growing school choice. Gain practical tips and insights to elevate your school’s brand and stand out!SPECIAL GUESTMadison CarrCreative DirectorCreative Chameleon Studio, OhioEmail: hello@creativechameleonstudio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madisoncarr/ Website: https://www.creativechameleonstudio.com/ USEFUL INFORMATION• Madison’s examples: • Bellevue Children’s Academy: https://bcacademy.com/ • Willows Preparatory School: https://willowsprep.com/• Student story video from Marshalltown, IA – click here: https://www.facebook.com/Marshalltown.Schools/posts/pfbid029rRPuKoE9EWb8uMgf8WnoJ8BdTBXZcQDZ2XMRFTFkqA7jSsCwoVXkwthW9ukQQ9Ul• Join membership now and you won’t pay until July! Learn more here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWemUk_n-zXafWqoAcBOgWBCny9QBl0l73S4S_AbFY649HDQ/viewform • Order your copy of my book “Social Media for Schools: Proven Storytelling Strategies & Ideas to Celebrate Your Students & Staff – While Keeping Your Sanity” now! Click here: https://socialschool4edu.com/book/• Interested in our membership program? Learn more here: https://socialschool4edu.com/MORE RESOURCES:Free Video Training: Learn the simple secrets behind social media for K12 schools! Click here: https://socialschool4edu.com/social-media-secrets-for-schools/ Sign up for our free e-newsletter – click here: https://socialschool4edu.respond.ontraport.net/newsletter-sign-uphttps://socialschool4edu.com/#schoolpr #edtech #k12prtip #k12prchat #k12 #education

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Tears as ‘Tater Tot’ the Kitten Born With Malformed Limbs Dies Suddenly [Video]

Tater Tot’s foster carer confirmed the sad news, writing: “He has left his paw prints on my heart, and I hope he left some tiny ones on yours.”

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Fundraising Ideas for Schools

How to Build Your Brand & Empower Your Digital Storytellers with Ashley Gomez [Video]

1. All schools need to consider marketing, but what is the best way to train your ever-changing and growing team? Ashley was up for the task, and today, you’ll learn about her Digital Leaders Cohort. 2. Harmony Public Schools is a public charter that opened back in 2000. They have over 60 locations in Texas. Find out why and how they are expanding when many districts are shrinking. 3. Setting up professional development for a large group can be intimidating. Ashley doesn’t have all the answers, but she will dive deep into her pilot run of a structured, accredited cohort focused on empowering her school's social media managers. SPECIAL GUEST Ashley Gomez Director of Marketing Harmony Public Schools, Texas Instagram: @ashley_gom_ Email: ashley.gomez@harmonytx.org Website: https://www.harmonytx.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas Instagram: @harmonytexas USEFUL INFORMATION • Order your copy of my book "Social Media for Schools: Proven Storytelling Strategies & Ideas to Celebrate Your Students & Staff – While Keeping Your Sanity" now! Click here: https://socialschool4edu.com/book/ • Interested in our membership program? Learn more here: https://socialschool4edu.com/ MORE RESOURCES: Free Video Training: Learn the simple secrets behind social media for K12 schools! Click here: https://socialschool4edu.com/social-media-secrets-for-schools/ Sign up for our free e-newsletter – click here: https://socialschool4edu.respond.ontraport.net/newsletter-sign-up https://socialschool4edu.com/ #schoolpr #edtech #k12prtip #k12prchat #k12 #education

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5 Things I Hate About My Role in School Social Media with Andrea Gribble [Video]

1. You read the headline right—there are times when I hate my job in school social media, and today, I share five of them at the top of my list.2. Don’t worry—I don’t leave you totally down and out. With each situation that frustrates me, I share what we can do to help!3. The list could be long. What do you hate most about your role? Please let me know- send me an email or message me on Twitter/X! Email: andrea@socialschool4edu.com Follow Andrea on Twitter/X: @andreagribble https://twitter.com/andreagribbleWebsite: www.socialschool4edu.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/socialschool4edu USEFUL INFORMATION• Sign up for our free e-newsletter – click here: http://socialschool4edu.respond.ontraport.net/newsletter-sign-up• Order your copy of my book “Social Media for Schools: Proven Storytelling Strategies & Ideas to Celebrate Your Students & Staff – While Keeping Your Sanity” now! Click here: https://socialschool4edu.com/book/ • Orders of 10 or more receive a quantity discount. Learn more on my website here: https://socialschool4edu.com/book/#purchase• Interested in our membership program? Learn more here: https://socialschool4edu.com/MORE RESOURCES:Free Video Training: Learn the simple secrets behind social media for K12 schools! Click here: https://socialschool4edu.com/social-media-secrets-for-schools/ Sign up for our free e-newsletter – click here: https://socialschool4edu.respond.ontraport.net/newsletter-sign-uphttps://socialschool4edu.com/#schoolpr #edtech #k12prtip #k12prchat #k12 #education

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Social Media Storytelling Using High School Students with Tracy McCown & Elesban Sanchez [Video]

1. Instagram reach is up 40% at Central Heights ISD in Texas. Why? They are using students as storytellers!2. Meet Elesban, a high school junior who is a tech aid this year. Tracy McCown will explain this pass/fail class available for juniors and seniors.3. Find out Elesban’s favorite project that she has worked on so far and the tools she used to make it.4. Do you need more content from staff? Tracy’s simple trick has skyrocketed her stories from classroom teachers!SPECIAL GUESTTracy McCownInstructional Technology SpecialistCentral Heights ISD, TexasElesban SanchezHigh School Student – JuniorCentral Heights ISD, TexasEmail: tracy.mccown@centralhts.net Twitter: @TracyMcCown https://twitter.com/TracyMcCownWebsite: https://www.centralhts.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CentralHeightsISD Instagram: @CentralHeightsISD https://www.instagram.com/centralheightsisd/USEFUL INFORMATION• Apply now for our Social Media Awards for 2024 – click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCDDvNR_jbkJYqFX8VxTn2ho69dzLk_1sTybEi8N_LbJBbtg/viewform?fbclid=IwAR37Zar-tvohN04RNMgZc_LKARRRzSOwe-hjsZKsnZ31cYY6hYei21tZnLg. The deadline is 4/1/24.• Elesban’s favorite video of their Christmas Decorating Contest – view it here: https://www.facebook.com/100063601718843/posts/832784175518299/?mibextid=WC7FNe• Order your copy of my book Social Media for Schools: Proven Storytelling Strategies & Ideas to Celebrate Your Students & Staff – While Keeping Your Sanity now! Click here: https://socialschool4edu.com/book/• Interested in our membership program? Learn more here: https://socialschool4edu.com/MORE RESOURCES:Free Video Training: Learn the simple secrets behind social media for K12 schools! Click here: https://socialschool4edu.com/social-media-secrets-for-schools/ Sign up for our free e-newsletter – click here: https://socialschool4edu.respond.ontraport.net/newsletter-sign-uphttps://socialschool4edu.com/#schoolpr #edtech #k12prtip #k12prchat #k12 #education

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Tips for Training Students as Storytellers with Dr. Jill Johnson [Video]

1. Want to get students involved in social media storytelling but not sure where to start? Today’s episode is here to help! 2. Many of us think kids will just know how to use social media because they use it personally, but that’s not the case! They may be used to sharing about their own lives, but they have never considered using it as a school or district. Jill shares two tips for training students. 3. Competition can spark creativity. Learn more about the Content Generation Workshop that happens each fall. It’s not limited to Class Intercom customers, and there is a virtual option! SPECIAL GUEST Dr. Jill Johnson President Class Intercom, Nebraska Email: jill@classintercom.com Twitter: @drjilljohnson https://twitter.com/drjilljohnson Website: https://www.classintercom.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/classintercom Twitter: @classintercom https://twitter.com/classintercom?lang=en Instagram: @classintercom https://www.instagram.com/classintercom/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/classintercom/ USEFUL INFORMATION • Learn more about the Content Generation Workshop. Click here: https://classintercom.com/the-content-generation/ • Order your copy of my book "Social Media for Schools: Proven Storytelling Strategies & Ideas to Celebrate Your Students & Staff – While Keeping Your Sanity" now! Click here: https://socialschool4edu.com/book/ • Interested in our membership program? Learn more here: https://socialschool4edu.com/ MORE RESOURCES: Free Video Training: Learn the simple secrets behind social media for K12 schools! Click here: https://socialschool4edu.com/social-media-secrets-for-schools/ Sign up for our free e-newsletter – click here: https://socialschool4edu.respond.ontraport.net/newsletter-sign-up https://socialschool4edu.com/ #schoolpr #edtech #k12prtip #k12prchat #k12 #education