For 37 years, the Alabama Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has played an active role in the Greater Birmingham community. Our chapter's 126 active members are joined by 229 other chapters, as well as 30,000 individual and organizational members worldwide, in fostering the growth of fundraising professionals, maintaining a code of ethics and professional practices, and co-promoting a Donor Bill of Rights.
Fund development professionals are often encouraged to seek corporate dollars as a major funding source, even though Giving USA provides annual statistical data showing funds donated to nonprofits each year come primarily from individuals (Giving USA 2016 shows 80 percent individual support compared to 5 percent corporate support). With that being said, there are appropriate times for nonprofits to seek corporate funding, and to do so in an efficient and professional manner.
Voters will decide in about a month whether to give nearly $1 billion in bond money to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to build schools and fix existing ones. The district is getting major backing from major organizations and companies. Eyewitness News anchor Stephanie Maxwell found it's not discouraging those who say no to the bond. The group, Vote Yes for Bonds, said it has $354,000 in pledges for the bond campaign, after recently getting $25,000 from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".