Predictive Modeling vs. Wealth Screening: Effective Segmentation Programs Require a Healthy Mix

Connection Cafe

Whenever I am on the road with clients the conversation always turns to a debate about the value of predictive modeling vs. the value of traditional wealth screening. Some tend to gravitate toward wealth data alone because it feels more tangible—or understandable—than predictive modeling.

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


I have often written about the Veterinary Information Network’s (VIN’s ) virtual membership and business models. At a recent visit at VIN’s headquarters in Davis, California, I was struck by the realization that developmental learning is the basis of every aspect of VIN’s model and practice.

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Wealth Screening Versus Modeling: Making the Best Choice for your Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

Whether patient fundraising is a new idea at your organization or your development team wants to evolve a long-standing program, the first question is a frequent and practical one. To explain why, let’s consider the two most frequently used tools: wealth screening and custom modeling.

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Salesforce, Dreamforce & Nonprofits: It always comes back to the data model

Judi Sohn

I never want to be a developer. A nonprofit either used the nonprofit template or they went off on their own to custom development on the basic Enterprise edition. Each direction is very different, using a different data model (see below for lots more on that) and approach.

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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.

The One-Size-Fits-All Donor Model Is so Last Century

Connection Cafe

In this monthly blog series, top Big Idea presenters will recap the topics they presented on so you can use their insight to build your next Big Idea. . Some organizations such as United Way Worldwide have developed specific initiatives to begin conversations with ethnic communities and women.

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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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Experiential Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve just returned from week-long leadership development program in Israel called “ Reality Storytellers ” hosted by the Schusterman Foundation. This year’s work will build on this past year.

How Can Nonprofits Build High-Performing Teams?

ASU Lodestar Center

With limited people and financial resources, leaders of nonprofit organizations must execute strong management styles that develop the talent of their teams, foster healthy working environments and encourage retention of valuable employees. Create a Development Plan.

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Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

Connection Cafe

Are you building these paradigm shifts into the way you plan, monitor, report and operate? (See Nonprofits are going to become more reliant on enablers like AI and quantum modeling, which will drive everything from financial models to marketing campaigns to donor engagement. First, embrace agile development – this buzzword simply means an iterative development process shaped by data-driven feedback. Secondly, develop a willingness to “fail.”

Are Social Enterprises Viable Models for Funding Nonprofits?

ASU Lodestar Center

Social enterprise models may well offer an answer. Should nonprofits become more aggressive in adopting new business models that can add needed revenue? What are the downsides and dangers in pursuing new models? One answer to these questions may be the social enterprise model, which has the potential to revolutionize both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. These social enterprise efforts can add a business model by creating sustainable revenue.

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Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Change is hard and building a strong internal controls s tructure when there has not been one previously takes time. That’s why I want to spend some time talking about building habits and values throughout all levels of the organization to increase organizational buy-in.

Benetech’s Framework for Developing New Social Enterprises

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I was delighted when Ron Schultz invited me to collaborate with him on his latest book Creating Good Work – The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy. I hope this discussion helps other social enterprises examine and develop their own frameworks.

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. The Forgotten Roots of Capacity Development in the Movement for Ownership and Empowerment.

The Nonprofit Summer Reading List

Connection Cafe

Building persona models can help bring your existing supporters into focus, using the information you already have to cultivate even stronger relationships. Roger’s years of research have uncovered why donors stop giving and how nonprofits can build lasting commitment.

#11NPD: Impact, Brand, and Business Model

Tech Soup Blog

In the panel Rethinking Strategy: The Intersection of Impact, Brand, and Business Model, three experts defined these terms and illustrated their use for effective nonprofit communications. Model Behavior. Delivery and communications are the business model.

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Organizational Social Relationship Models and Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In fact, I've been yammering about the importance relationship building for years on this blog in countless posts (see below.) Dave Fleet shares a rubric of going from not listening to engaging in conversation to build a relationship. Social Relationship Development.

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Metrics for Building, Scaling, and Funding Social Movements

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The report lays out some new metrics for movement building – that are paths to the more easily counted tangible results and where the unit of analysis is the movement or network, not an organization. Leadership development. Alliance building. Organizational Development.

Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0 Consequently, traditional frameworks and tools focused on organizational branding, production models, capacity-building, and competitive strategy don’t work as well in this new paradigm. Photo by Beth Kanter.

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Notes on Structure Lab: Legal and Financial Models for Social Entrepeneurship

Museum 2.0

Like many people in the arts, I'm interested in new models that help people combine mission-driven work with an entrepreneurial spirit. A company in which employees are co-owners might translate well to a coop model. Tags: business models

Agile Planning = a model for strategic thinking?


I picked up a textbook on my dining room table that my husband Andy was reading for a software development and project management course he's taking. If you take all the software development jargon out of it, and extract the basic principles, I could have been reading about a methodology for how to foster strategic thinking in an association context. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Build projects around motivated individuals.

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Pioneers in Justice: Building Networks and Movements for Social Justice

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: How do we build networks and movements around important social change issues. Building Networks and Movements for Social Justice. The foundation’s hope is that this program can serve as a model to all nonprofits and funders seeking to work in more networked ways.

What Attributes do Nonprofits Need to Build Cross-Sector Collaboration?

ASU Lodestar Center

Department of Housing and Urban Development dropped the bombshell of defunding all but one nonprofit transitional housing provider for homeless families in Maricopa County, Arizona, the local nonprofit, private and government organizations began to scramble (Polletta, 2016).

It’s All in the Preparation

Connection Cafe

It is also important advice, and this can’t be emphasized more when it comes to the readiness factor when embarking on an analytics project, whether looking to do a wealth screening or predictive modeling. Develop or grow the major gifts program. Build a mid-level donor pool. Is development leadership clearly communicating the message to the staff on making the implementation of the project a priority to ensure usage and eventual success?

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A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: In my recent book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit and leading workshops for nonprofits all over the world on this topic, I continue to be passionate about the need to build resilient and sustainable nonprofit leaders and organizations. Build internal and external capacity.

Developers and Nonprofits Come Together to Make Apps for Change

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, Caravan Studios , a division of TechSoup, and Twilio co-hosted a breakfast for nonprofits and app developers. But in order to make that happen, they need to align with developers who can make that technology work. So, what are these nonprofits and developers working on?

Be A Developing Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Sunday, April 4, 2010 Be A Developing Leader One of my favorite lessons from the book, The DNA of Leadership , is the importance of being a developing leader. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

Building a Culture of Experimentation

Museum 2.0

Legends of the Stall was started by a visitor services staff member, Katie Chrivia, who collaborated with interns and volunteers to develop the content and the design. We often talk about “change” or “innovation” as the goal for our institutions, but I’d argue that building a culture of experimentation is more important than building a culture of change. Or alternatively, what kind of culture are you trying to build, and what indicators reflect that?

Think Like a (Real Estate) Developer: Introducing Abbott Square, Part 9

Museum 2.0

This is the ninth in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. Partnering in community taught me to think like an organizer: listen, connect, build shared purpose.

Guest Post by Heather McLeod Grant: MomsRising: What We Can Learn from New Online Models

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We’re hoping to find out how the nature of civic engagement and mobilization is changing – along with the business models needed to support this kind of work. All of which brings me to – perhaps one of the most compelling “new” models for issue-organizing.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Creating, Building, and Sustaining.

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The Biggest Digital Fundraising Trends of 2018 (And How To Use Them This Year)

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Rapid technological developments over the past few years have left many nonprofit professionals scrambling to stay up-to-date with the newest tools and techniques without wasting time and money on passing fads.

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Building Better Boards in 10 Easy Steps

ASU Lodestar Center

Without broad-based community support, an abundance of boisterous stakeholders, and support from multiple consumer markets (all work that should be driven by the board), organizations with leadership models containing narrow distribution of meaningful roles do not survive over time. posted by.

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Building a Pipeline to the Arts, World Cup Style

Museum 2.0

And it''s got me thinking about how we build energy and audience for the arts in this country. Who their role models are. AYSO builds both the players and the audiences for soccer''s future in this county at all levels. Emphasis on developing both practitioners and audiences.

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Engaging Young Donors

Connection Cafe

There a number of ways your organization can develop the right plan to facilitate the right strategy to guide your constituents through the constituent lifecycle. Data Mining & Modeling Analytics Life Stage

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Developing a Theory of Change, Part 1: A Logical Process

Museum 2.0

This week, Ian David Moss and I are each writing blog posts about our collaborative process to develop a theory of change at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. This blog post focuses on the theory of change and the process by which we developed it.

How to Build Your Nonprofit’s Culture (One Brick at a Time)

NonProfit Hub

The question is, did you help to define and build it, or did it just evolve? The first thing your organization needs to do is develop a set of core values that you can both manage and hire to. You can’t build an authentic company culture if your leadership doesn’t buy into the model you’re trying to create. Of course, that person can’t build it on his own, but he can cast a vision and push everyone else in the right direction.

Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When you intentionally build your professional network in the right way, you create a circle of individuals who are all rooting for your success and happy to help you. Diversify: Build your network out with the right kind of people: energizers who will help you achieve your goals.

How can leadership development strategies improve retention in nonprofits?

ASU Lodestar Center

Director of Development, ASU Health Initiatives. According to a survey by Landles-Cobb, Kramer, and Smith Milway (2015), the second most cited reason for staff turnover, behind low compensation, was lack of leadership development and growth opportunity. posted by Eric Spicer Sr.

Taking Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Maureen O'Brien Development Director Musical Instrument Museum. I was able to participate thanks in part to professional development grants from Arizona Commission on the Arts and Sigma Alpha Iota. When exploring your own professional development, I encourage you to think outside the box when it comes to identifying opportunities as well as ways to fund your experience. I found many parallels between the history and development of the design museum and of the MIM.

Taking Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Maureen O''Brien Development Director Musical Instrument Museum I recently had the opportunity to travel to Paris, France to attend the 5ème conférence de fundraising pour le secteur culturel (5th conference on fundraising for the cultural sector) put on by the Association Française des Fundraisers (French Association of Fundraisers). I was able to participate thanks in part to professional development grants from Arizona Commission on the Arts and Sigma Alpha Iota.

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As with all the capacity building projects that I’ve designed, it is based on a framework and theory of change. For each phase, there are specific criteria and indicators that an organization will develop. We are tracking progress against a baseline.

The Move On Model: Inciting Visitor Social Action

Museum 2.0

The session, presented by Cultural Connections , focused on museums, exhibits, and programs specifically developed to inspire visitors to take action in their own lives to create social change.

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