Sponsorship As An Alternate Revenue Stream

Wild Apricot

If you''re looking for some insight into using sponsorship to generate some non dues revenue, here are some ideas shared by our Small Membership Advisory Community members. sponsorship

Six Alternative (U.S.) Cultural Venues to Keep an Eye On

Museum 2.0

Community science workshops. In the past, I've highlighted a few--like 826 Valencia and the Denver Community Museum --that I think have already influenced the way many traditional cultural organization do business.

Sproutbuilder Update and Alternatives


While this is decidedly good news, I did feel the need in the interim to see what alternatives exist and if any are worth exploring in more depth. Alternatives I plan to check out in more depth include Wix, PopFly (from Microsoft) and iWidgets. iWidget: [link] Advertising is added to widgets that don't contain any of their own, so the fit for the nonprofit community isn't great.

Research Friday: Ten Types of Collaboration (an alternate view)

ASU Lodestar Center

From this, we developed an alternative list of ten types of collaboration, organized by increasing levels of integration, and which can be combined to make hybrids. Examples of this include community organizers, teachers and training staff, program evaluators, and program managers.

Research Friday: Legal Structure Alternatives to Lead Social Change

ASU Lodestar Center

Are we willing to share it with the community, a board, investors, or partners? An alternative that is available in Arizona is for a for-profit company to become a certified B-Corporation through B-Lab. Yet another alternative is to form a Social Cooperative.

Are you strangling your community?


Her new book is out and I asked her to share some thoughts about community building, a topic dear to our hearts. BUY THE BOOK – FIERCE LOYALTY: UNLOCKING THE DNA OF WILDLY SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITIES. We dictate the operations of the community.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities


What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

#4Change Chat Wrap-Up: Community Building

Amy Sample Ward

Last week, I had a fun time moderating the June #4Change Twitter Chat on Online Community Building. I hope that in the future we don’t have to turn to a back up/alternative, but I’d love to hear your thoughts about the use of CoverItLive this time! Best Practices: From @davidahood: Still strongly believe that there has to be an element of face to face/on the ground connection to any successful engagement and mobilisation of any community.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities With Deep Pockets (Part 2)


Check out Part 1 of this series for an introduction to the new, for-profit, online communities like Doximity and ResearchGate that are changing the way their members work. An alternative source for information and education.

Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

However, this type of community giving (known as Harambee in Kiswahili) usually goes towards individuals rather than organisations, common examples include medical bills, funeral costs & weddings.

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How to Build a True Learning Community at the Core of Your Membership Model


What makes a group into a learning community? And what is the role of social media-enabled learning communities in the modern membership organization and other comparable types of knowledge service delivery? Anchoring Building Blocks for an Effective Learning Community.

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4 Ways Text Messaging Builds Safer Communities

Mobile Commons

But its tiny presence has transformed the communities around us. With just two simple outbound text messages, individuals—and their communities—were safeguarded from contracting the flu and spreading it to others. A text message is a 160 character, bite-sized chunk of text.

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Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For new donors, hearing about your organization from a trusted member of their community can be a powerful motivator for getting involved.

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Helping Members and their Communities Succeed: the Future of What We Now Know as Membership


The community was shaped to her needs and facilitated the kind of interactions, learning and development paths she needed to practice successfully. Its value was not a list of “benefits” but the community itself: a facilitated joint journey of continuous discovery.

Where's the Community in the Crowd? Framing and the Wall Street Journal's "Everybody's a Curator"

Museum 2.0

I''m thrilled that our small community museum is on the map with many big institutions around the country. Community is not a commodity. It''s neither "quick" nor "inexpensive" to mount exhibitions that include diverse community stories. Where is the community in this article?

Guest Post: Community and Civic Engagement in Museum Programs

Museum 2.0

Since then, Stacey has become an indispensable member of our staff, leading our community programs and inspiring us to think in new ways about how we can build social capital in our community. I chose to focus my thesis on Community and Civic Engagement in Museum Programs.

Online Community Manager Open Forum

Tech Soup Blog

In a departure from its usual format, the August session of the San Francisco Online Community Meetup was an open forum. Community manager members were invited to ask their most pressing questions and share their best practices. The talk, facilitated by online community veteran Scott Moore , delved into various facets of online community. What’s the difference between managing online community, customer service, and social media?

Summer Reading Recommendations from the TechSoup Community

Tech Soup Blog

From time to time, we like to ask the TechSoup community, our staff, and other nonprofits what they're currently interested in. " Recommendations from the TechSoup Online Community.

The Future of Marketing. and community building


I thought his five skills were equally significant viewed through the lens of the future "community manager". I should say as a preface that I think the term "community manager" completely sucks - but, as of right now, it's the one that seems to be sticking in describing the role of someone in charge of listening on behalf of an organization to the social web, analyzing what they hear, and providing strategic direction based on that information.

Ning: Phoenix or Fizzle?

Amy Sample Ward

It’s now been a few months and I wanted to check in on the status of the platform, the impact it’s had on communities using the tool and organizations supporting those groups.

Wiser Earth: A (free) Platform for Networks of Networks and Communities of Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This morning Peggy Duvette and Angus Parker from WiserEarth spent some time at the Foundation sharing their experiences in building successful online communities of action and networks of networks on the WiserEarth online platform.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: "If you have to leave, why did you.

ASU Lodestar Center

Tan , Public Allies Arizona Program Manager ASU Lodestar Center As Ive done every March for the past four years, I participated as a Team Leader in United Ways Alternative Spring Break (ASB) in the metro Washington D.C. ASB is a great opportunity for college students who choose to spend their spring breaks volunteering in communities across the country. From the students perspective, there are many compelling reasons for coming to Alternative Spring Break.

Building Intranet and community network sites


Planning and customizing may make a lot of sense when you need to develop a more strategic collaborative model with specific community networks, particularly less technical and more program-driven and community-based teams. All these choices come up as alternatives to building the Intranet or collaborative space as a section of a public website. These days, having an “Intranet” comes up a lot as a requirement for website projects.

Road Trip! Fundraising, Advocacy, Community Building, Storytelling and Recruitment on the Road.


We so often focus on learning from innovative online campaigns that we miss out on opportunities to integrate offline cause communities and grassroots advocacy. Along the way Boaz met with inventors, entrepreneurs and government leaders and told the story of alternative, sustainable transportation in an interesting way. This is exactly the innovative campaign that nonprofits should be getting behind and partner more with creative community members to produces.

Community Is Better than Cute Cats: How to Raise Money for Your Unsexy, but Important, Cause


When we pulled the numbers two weeks later, a small nonprofit community center called the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California had raised over $400,000, while the American Red Cross had raised $322,540. friends on social media of community members. But on social media, creating a small active community of supporters that is engaged and active provides an alternative. causes Community facebook Fundraising

Notes from 10NTC Community Call - Agenda!


As part of our agenda planning process for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we hosted a community planning call this past Friday. PCI Compliance - are there good alternatives to having your own / any good? Creating online community for members - security and privacy, moderation. How programs can use technology projects to build collaborations in their community to better deliver services to clients. Tags: 10NTC community NPTech NTEN

Working Wikily: Bridging Online/Offline Learning and Content Creation/Community Building

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is part of series of reflections on what I've learned about working wikily through working on NTEN's WeAreMedia wiki - not so much the content, but the community curriculum development and knowledge sharing process. mmm… community. Flickr Photo by Key Lime Pie.

Diversifying Fundraising Programs: A Q&A with the CEO of Emancipet

Connection Cafe

She answered a few questions for us about their success with alternative funding and the journey they went on to create a diversified program. This fund consists almost exclusively of foundation grants and alternative funding sources like PRIs or public/private partnerships.

Are You Serving Youth in Your Community? Think You Could Use a Free Tablet?

Tech Soup Blog

We want you to tell us how you are using products donated through TechSoup to help the youth in your community develop valuable life skills that will prepare them to take full advantage of their bright futures. Are you… Helping youth develop lifelong skills? A TechSoup customer?

What Type of Decision Maker Are You?

Vertex Systems

Maximizing – I look at ALL alternatives in order to find the best option. It has since been juxtaposed against "maximizing" decision making which focuses on choosing the best of all alternatives. Tim’s Maximizing Solution : Weigh all alternatives to find best of all alternatives.

Member Round Up: Tedx, Chase Community Giving grants, new services, just another quiet holiday week.


There were signs of life out there in our community nonetheless, which we've wrangled together to help you get back into the swing of things. This week Chase launched the voting period for the 2012 Chase Community Giving program which will award $5 million in grants to 196 charities. If so, CheckIn Tech is offering a unique tablet-based guest check-in service as an alternative to paper lists.


Resources for Small Staff Associations


Gimp and Paint.net are downloads that are both widely recommended as free Photoshop alternatives. Cool Social Tools Featured From the Trenches Implementation Nimble Nonprofit Open CommunityThis post originally appeared on Mizz Information. ————-.

Low sign-ups force postponement of London Twestival

AFP Blog

Low sign-ups force postponement of London Twestival : The London Twestival, a Twitter-based fundraising event due to be held this Monday, was called off this week citing low ticket sales and a lack of support from the tech community. While the organisers of this year’s event, which was due to raise money for BeatBullying, say they are working to find alternative date for later this year, no date is yet fixed

15 conversation starters for rebooting charity

Steve Bridger

Our focus now should be on finding alternatives that tap the power of networks such as ‘crowd-funding’, which not only bring in money, but it also power community. I’ve been invited to give a keynote at the Third Sector Social Media Convention in June. I wanted to frame some of what I will talk about by asking a few open questions. Quite a few, actually.

Quote of the Week: Jim Collins on Managing a Networked Ecosystem


The alternative to tyranny, he said, isn’t democracy. Humanize Open Community Potluck

Why Nonprofits Are Needed in the Sharing Economy

Tech Soup Blog

Sharing companies/platforms are just one place alternatives abound and money is flowing and good is getting done. In some models, it's not sharing that's taking place at all; it's renting a commodity owned by the community, rather than owned by the company.

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How To Create A WordPress Website For Nonprofits On A Budget

Nonprofits Source

This is especially true with the recent scandals surrounding the nonprofit community. In other words, SEO is an alternative marketing distribution channel to social media or online advertising that nonprofits are leveraging to drive real results.


Steve Bridger

For example, should we give more focus to finding alternatives that tap the power of networks such as ‘crowd-funding’, which not only bring in money, but it also power the community? This is something ‘netroots’ charities like the Child’s i Foundation instinctively do well, using stories to illustrate impact and encouraging its supporter community to share what they have done with their friends.

All Services Report Enhancement


Making reports easier to run, and the results easier to view, VisionLink is pleased to release a significantly enhanced multi-page report showing information about every Service in our customer''s Community Resource Directories. Or, alternately, the same report can be run to review all un-posted services.

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

They’re cleaning up the world’s drinking water, providing solutions for countless communities in order to help them get access to hygienic drinking water. They even created a #92Yorkie Facebook community for members to share stories and continue engagement.

Useful Hacks, Tricks & Tips for WordPress Users: Part 1

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that one of the elements that makes WordPress so incredibly popular is the fact that it thrives on a sense of community.

Can SMBs Afford Workplace Giving Software?


Often woven into corporate responsibility (CR) or corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, workplace giving is one of the top methods businesses use to give back to their community.

5 Tips for Telling Difficult Stories


Storytelling is a constant drumbeat that resonates throughout the nonprofit community, but increasingly, stories are getting hard to tell. In the work that the progressive community is doing, this Truth is often about revealing problems stemming from systems of oppression and inequity.

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