Community Building begins with Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

We focused on principles for community building and community organizing, as well as examples of both short-term and long-term engagement. This also means don’t build it in secret and then “launch&# it – regardless of whether it’s an online space, a program or a campaign.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. That’s when the movement building can begin. Focusing on those areas where your goals overlap enables you to create a common ground, share a purpose; and that’s where you can build a movement.

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Trust-Building Tips

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Trust

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Building Impact Fundraising Capacity

Connection Cafe

Jamie Forbes of Opus Advisers and Alexandra Urbanowski of New Hampshire Public Radio helped attendees understand the value of building a brand within the nonprofit space and how it can impact fundraising.

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Build, Buy, or Customize?

Connection Cafe

Those who have been through large custom build projects (or “bespoke” projects, as some of my friends call it) know these can be labor intensive, prone to risk, and come with a cost. There is no easy answer to the question of build, buy, or customize.

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5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

Fortunately, many nonprofit donors and charity watchdog groups are moving away from this way of thinking and are now acknowledging that operating reserves play a vital role in building an organization’s long-term sustainability.

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How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

The answer may surprise you because the most important role of internal controls is not compliance, it’s trust-building. Finally, it is not enough to build a great internal control structure without ensuring it is working as intended.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Using a unified database allows users to see a 360-degree view of supporters, including not just donation history, but their Digital and volunteer activity, helping you build stronger and more personal connections to your donors.

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7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

It's important that you start working right away to cultivate Giving Tuesday donors, building them to be loyal supporters year-round. #GivingTuesday is right around the corner!

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Building a Culture of Philanthropy: Hear it From the Experts

Connection Cafe

It’s an important part of building cohesion and teamwork within an organization and it’s imperative that every individual understands how they contribute to this culture. Let us know what you learned and how your organization is building a culture of philanthropy!

How To Build Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you.

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7 Tips for Building a Healthcare Fundraising Program

Connection Cafe

I honestly don’t know how to build a full fundraising program.”. Taking that first step to build a simple, manageable program that will return needed philanthropy is huge, but doesn’t have to be difficult. There are many ways to start or build a robust philanthropy program.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By evaluating your existing volunteer program and renewing your focus on recruitment and retention, you can build a thriving and sustainable volunteer program that will propel your work forward. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

Building the Future: A Legacy of Success

Connection Cafe

I coordinated alumni efforts, including that division of Building the Future , their ambitious capital campaign. Develop What? Creating a Legacy of Pride.

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Tips For Building Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Trust

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Instead of Selling Objects, Build Public Trust

Museum 2.0

And you'll build your endowment, too. I once consulted with a museum that had no museum--no building, no public programs, no exhibitions. There should be a way to expand the pie of public assets instead of swapping the heritage we have for the future we will build.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Their work focuses on building a pipeline meant to serve and empower our community, consisting of three parts: civic engagement, issue advocacy, and leadership development.

How To Build Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Trust Trusted Leader

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Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

No matter what your objective, take this campaign principle and whatever your task is, determine how you can leverage your supporters’ relationships to build your base.

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Picture Perfect: Building an Image Gallery on Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

When it comes to building your WordPress site, there are myriad options for creating a unique look that really defines you and your message, your product or service, your specific cause and so on.

Building Online Ambassadors

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Fundraising is hard work. From the annual fund to major gift solicitation, there is heavy lifting to do at every step of the process and any help you can get – especially in volunteer form – ultimately makes your efforts more fruitful.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

And the process of building these personas can get very detailed. Read ahead for a detailed explanation of 9 common personas in the nonprofit development world, and download this excel template to start building your own!

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How To Build Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Trust

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

EveryAction has been named by Inc Magazine as one of the fasted growing companies in America, and in 2018 received a major growth investment from Insight Venture Partners to build and acquire new technologies to expand its nonprofit capabilities. #8.

Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

Connection Cafe

Well, we could build that too if we had their budget.”. If your organization has been waiting for the right moment (or perhaps the extra motivation) to invest the staff and financial resources necessary to build your offline infrastructure, this is that moment.

What Email Spam Rates Mean for Your #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaign

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With higher open rates and lower spam rates in the weeks before and after Giving Tuesday, it’s worth building a multi-day, multi-channel fundraising campaign rather than banking on a single day.

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3 Strategies to Build Your Organization’s Financial Capacity

Connection Cafe

But what if our organizations could engage in a more thoughtful and systematic practice to build our organizations’ financial capacity without making this tradeoff?

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Do Capacity Building Programs Help Nonprofits Achieve Better Results?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: My long-time colleague, Teresa Crawford, Executive Director, Social Sector Accelerator, shares some thoughts about nonprofit capacity building programs based on extensive research.

[New eBook] Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

In short, we realized we need to build a stronger culture of philanthropy. Download: npEXPERTS – Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy. A few years ago, something hit those of us in the nonprofit sector right between the eyes.

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5 Proven Tips for Building Your Nonprofits Email List

NetWits

If you want to build your list, make sure it has priority on your page. Social media is talked about so much that you probably think every other form of communication is dead (Ok, maybe your thinking isn’t that extreme). But that’s not the case.

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How Generosity Day Is Building A Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Movement BuildingGenerosity Day is an effort to rebrand Valentine’s Day – and make it about love, connection, and well generosity.

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Sixteen Trust-Building Tips

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Trust Trusted Leader

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Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’ve wrote about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today.

How Individual Change Agents Can Help Us Build a Stronger Social Economy

Connection Cafe

And what happens when we build a stronger social economy? Building a Stronger Social Economy Through Individual Change Agents. The most radical force for change is the same thing today that it’s always been—a person.

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7 Tips For Building Nonprofit Supporter Profiles

TechImpact

Populating a profile with information from a web-based donation form, supporter survey, mobile app, Facebook’s open graph, and text message subscriptions or donations can help you build unique profiles and really understand your audience. Image courtesy of iwillradio.tv.online.

How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

The Leap Ambassadors Community is a group of nonprofit leaders who are passionate about “inspiring, motivating and supporting nonprofit and public sector leaders (and their stakeholders) to build great organizations for great societal impact.”.

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3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Build on Your Momentum. Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging. Tensions often arise when both sides start to feel that they aren’t getting the support they need.

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The Ultimate Guide For Building An Email List

Connection Cafe

However, in order to have an email list, you need to build it. There are three components necessary to build your email list: Landing pages, social media pushes and CTA buttons. . In the case of building an email list, landing pages will serve as a way to collect email addresses.

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Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Building out an email list is a science; each factor from your subject line to the length of your email body, to the timing of your send can contribute to your list growth.

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Trust-Building Tips

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Trust Trusted Leader

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Build Strong Internal Customer Service

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Too often, we think of only external customer service, and forget about the need for excellent internal customer service. No matter what type of business, organization or team you lead, teach your team members/ employees the need for and importance of internal customer service.

Building Community: Who / How / Why

Museum 2.0

They talked about community building. I don’t think there is a way to directly build community. We can’t sit down and say, “let’s go build some community.” Participation is one (of many) tactics for building community. As time has gone on, my attention has shifted from the tactic of participation to the outcome of building community. And so today I want to talk about building community: the who , the how , and the why of it.

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Don’t Try It Alone| Build Relationships for Stronger Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Here are three easy tips to start building your CRM program: 1. I know a CEO who liked to say: I don’t need to worry about relationships to raise money. I walk out the door and I make money.