Two Keys for Successful Virtual Challenge Fundraisers

Connection Cafe

For the purposes of this article, I am going to focus on a subset- ‘virtual challenges’ which I define as peer-to-peer-style events versus galas, auctions, and so forth. ‘We We need a virtual event’ is the ‘What’s our ice-bucket challenge?’ Connect the challenge to YOUR Cause.

Book Recommendation For Leaders: The Leadership Challenge

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There is good reason why, The Leadership Challenge , book is now in its sixth addition. Revised to address current challenges, this sixth edition marks thirty-plus years since the book was first published.

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How to Adapt Your Membership Renewal Policies to COVID-19 Challenges

Wild Apricot

In this post, we cover solutions to membership renewal admin challenges you might be facing during COVID-19. Learn how to defer renewal dates, freeze a membership, and more

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The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

3rd Sector Labs

The conversations about the ALS Association’s astounding success with the Ice Bucket Challenge continue. Did you know that the Ice Bucket Challenge has its own Wikipedia article ? That data is the Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue. The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue IS the data.

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Technology Challenges Nonprofits Face

TechImpact

” The post Technology Challenges Nonprofits Face appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Rensec IT Consulting.

The 27 Challenges Managers Face

Eric Jacobsen Blog

How many of these 27 management challenges are you facing right now? Because, Tulgan provides step-by-step solutions and practical advice for handling all 27 challenges listed above -- the 27 most common challenges identified by Tulgan during 20 years of workplace research.

Virtual Volunteer Mobilization Strategies That Can Solve Nonprofits’ Challenges During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

The unique challenge for nonprofits—especially those that rely on in-person support—will be providing virtual opportunities to their supporters to adapt to this new environment. COVID-19 is forcing nonprofits to think differently about engaging supporters.

Our Challenge: How are You Strengthening the Social Economy?

Connection Cafe

But we at Blackbaud had our own challenge to make to today to these leaders—and to you, wherever you’re leading from. I spent today surrounded by hundreds of the nation’s most innovative and passionate social change-makers here at the Social Innovation Summit.

Last week for N2Y4 Mobile Challenge submissions!

Amy Sample Ward

That’s right: this is your last week to submit ideas to the N2Y4 Mobile Challenge ! Why should you participate in the N2Y4 Mobile Challenge? Challenges are an excellent way of spurring discussion, highlighting innovative ideas, and catalysing collaboration around new tools.

2009 DonorsChoose.org Social Media Challenge

Amy Sample Ward

The DonorsChoose.org Social Media Challenge is back again! The challenge runs throughout October, with hundreds of bloggers and Twitterers rallying to support classroom requests on DonorsChoose.org. During last year’s challenge , more than 165 bloggers participated, including Fred Wilson , TechCrunch , Kara Swisher , Ars Technica , and Julia Allison. Tags: challenge fundraising donorschoose education social media

N2Y4 Mobile Innovation Challenge Launched!

Amy Sample Ward

N2Y4’s Mobile Innovation Challenge calls for your world-changing ideas of how mobile applications can help citizens, groups and others create a better world for everybody. Tags: challenge mobile n2y4 netsquared Originally posted on the NetSquared blog.

The 27 Challenges Managers Face

Eric Jacobsen Blog

How many of these 27 management challenges are you facing right now? Because, Tulgan provides step-by-step solutions and practical advice for handling all 27 challenges listed above -- the 27 most common challenges identified by Tulgan during 20 years of workplace research.

Project REACH Mobile App Challenge

AFP Blog

Project REACH Mobile App Challenge : Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless (REACH). Join the mobile app challenge to connect those in need to resources in their community

DonorsChoose Interview & Social Media Challenge

Amy Sample Ward

Please support the SocialBrite team (or any other blogger) in the Social Media Challenge! Social Media Challenge is a leading example of micro-giving. And October is once again the month when bloggers step up to the plate for the Social Media Challenge , now in its third year. Tags: challenge fundraising donorschoose interview social media socialbrite video My collaborator, JD Lasica , at SocialBrite has just posted the interview and details below.

The Top 5 Challenges Volunteer Managers Face — And What You Can Do About It

Wild Apricot

Do any of these challenges of managing volunteers resonate with you? If so, here's some practical advice to help you sort things out

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Yes, There Is a Challenge With the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Yes, There Is a Challenge With the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge : FundRaising Success : The last few weeks have been quite interesting to watch as the ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeOpens in a new window took over the fundraising landscape. In general, here is my summary of the thinking: Icebucketchallenge

Study Highlights Nonprofit Fundraising Challenges

TechImpact

A recent post from Miratel examined the recently released Nonprofit Fundraising Study … Continued The post Study Highlights Nonprofit Fundraising Challenges appeared first on Tech Impact.

The 27 Challenges Managers Face

Eric Jacobsen Blog

How many of these 27 management challenges are you facing right now? Because, Tulgan provides step-by-step solutions and practical advice for handling all 27 challenges listed above -- the 27 most common challenges identified by Tulgan during 20 years of workplace research.

What's Happened Since the Ice Bucket Challenge Was Born

AFP Blog

What's Happened Since the Ice Bucket Challenge Was Born : "Exactly 365 days ago, Chris Kennedy posted a video to YouTube—one that’s widely regarded to be the first ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video. From there, more than 17 million people followed suit, and 2.5 million people handed the ALS Association $115 million between July 29 and Sept. 15, per the Wall Street Journal, an amount the association says could be the biggest single giving event unrelated to a disaster or emergency." 'via

Innovation: Clay Shirky Interview & NetSquared Challenges

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared currently has 3 open Challenges, calling for innovators and change makers around the world to submit ideas for Web and mobile-based technologies for social change. Check out his answer (video) and Challenges you can dive into today! UC Berkeley Human Rights Center Mobile Challenge. The Human Rights Center is sponsoring a challenge to encourage innovations for applying mobile technologies for human rights investigations and advocacy. N2Y4 Mobile Challenge.

The cold, hard truth about the ice bucket challenge - Quartz

AFP Blog

The cold, hard truth about the ice bucket challenge - Quartz. The key problem is funding cannibalism. That $3 million in donations doesn’t appear out of a vacuum. Because people on average are limited in how much they’re willing to donate to good causes, if someone donates $100 to the ALS Association, he or she will likely donate less to other charities. Icebucketchallenge

A Winning Strategy to Conquer Your P2P Challenges

Connection Cafe

Recognize your campaign’s CHALLENGES in areas where you have seen year-over-year declines and also are underperforming the data represented in the Study. Start with your challenges, move to your weaknesses, then tackle your opportunities, and finally, reinforce your strengths.

The Last Word on the Ice Bucket Challenge

See What's Out There

Now that we've all dumped ice water on our heads and the ALS Association has raised over $116 million dollars, it's time to talk about why the Ice Bucket Challenge really worked.

A Tale Of Two (Or Three) Facebook Challengers | techcafeteria.com

AFP Blog

From Peter Campbell''s blog A Tale Of Two (Or Three) Facebook Challengers | techcafeteria.com : "A Tale Of Two (Or Three) Facebook Challengers" ''via Blog this

Charity wins cash in online challenge

AFP Blog

Charity wins cash in online challenge : Charity wins cash in online challenge By Kim Pemberton, Vancouver Sun January 18, 2012 A Vancouver charity focused on educating members of Generation Y about cancer has won $25,000 in the Mozilla Firefox Challenge

Work on the Biggest Social Challenges of Our Time!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Do you like taking on big challenges? If you ever wondered how you could have a job in the technology sector that truly helped the people who most need technology but are the least able to afford it; If you ever wondered how you could personally work on the biggest social challenges of our time; And if you ever got frustrated by having to abandon a great idea that could help entire communities just because it didn’t generate enough profit — Then this is your moment.

Take shower selfie challenge to fight AIDS | Business Standard News

AFP Blog

Take shower selfie challenge to fight AIDS | Business Standard News : "If you are done with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, pull up your shirts for the HIV Shower Selfie Challenge. Reality TV star and AIDS activist Jack Mackenroth has launched the HIV Shower Selfie Challenge to help raise money for Housing Works, a New York-based non-profit organisation fighting to end AIDS and homelessness globally by 2030." ''via Blog this

Top Challenges with Volunteer Engagement & Retention

Wild Apricot

Recently our Membership Advisory Group discussed their challenges with volunteer engagement and retention and offered up some advice and ideas to help their membership peers. Volunteers

Challenges for Solving

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We often brainstorm about things we would like to build. I was recently looking at the Rockefeller/InnoCentive partnership. InnoCentive is a place where you post problems you'd like solved. We came up with a similar list for Benetech. However, since our issues are all information tech issues, we don't fit the InnoCentive model (which is hard sciences). But, I thought I'd share some of these ideas so people have some picture of what we're thinking about.

The ALS Ice Bucket Donor Retention Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

ALS Association and discuss the Ice Bucket Challenge. ” The Ice Bucket Challenge has made the ALS association examine it collaborates the players in its ecosystem. ” According to Newhouse, the Ice Bucket Challenge raised over $115 million from 2.6

The Old and The New: It’s Always Our Challenge

Connection Cafe

To meet the challenge of this personal goal for my education, I had to add to what I knew about succeeding as a student. Take, for example, the fundraising challenge du jour : retaining donors. But our challenge is to combine these great tools with a concerted effort to build true relationships with supporters and make them feel genuinely valued, not just the recipient of an automated acknowledgement — albeit sent immediately, but lacking the human touch that still resonates today.

Should Your Organization Take The "Gratitude Challenge"?

Wild Apricot

Since it''s the season of giving thanks – is it time your non-profit or charity took the "Gratitude Challenge"? nonprofit

Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is Here!

Amy Sample Ward

The Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is now officially open! Change the Web Challenge is about building innovative tools to help people find and share opportunities to take action on the Web sites, blogs, and social networks that we all visit every day.

New Mobile Challenge: NetSquared + UC Berkeley

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared is pleased to announce a new Partner Challenge with University of California at Berkeley’s Human Rights Center. This Challenge encourages innovations for mobile technologies in human rights investigations and advocacy. The Challenge is now open for submissions - the deadline to submit is March 13th! Learn more about the HRC Mobile Challenge. About the HRC Mobile Challenge. Check out the Challenge timeline.

Online Voting: Advantages and Challenges for Associations

SocialFish

Continue reading to learn the advantages and challenges of online voting for associations. Challenges of Online Voting. If either state law or internal guidelines prohibit electronic methods, your challenge will be to revise the applicable statute or policy to permit online voting.

ALS research already benefiting from Ice Bucket Challenge's return | Health - WCVB Home

AFP Blog

ALS research already benefiting from Ice Bucket Challenge's return | Health - WCVB Home : "ALS research already benefiting from Ice Bucket Challenge's return Ice Bucket Challenge will return every August until a cure is found" 'via Blog this

Interview: Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink on the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Impact Challenge ” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives. I recently interviewed Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Head of Product Impact, who designed the challenged to learn more.

Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last year, Google made an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address these social challenges. Data accessibility challenges vary by sector. .

Ice Bucket Challenge Round-up

Wild Apricot

Are you tired of hearing about the Ice Bucket Challenge? There is a lot we can learn from this viral campaign – so here is a round-up of 7 blog posts and articles to help you understand how you might apply lessons learned to your organization. social media Fundraising

Could The IRS Disallow Ice Bucket Challenge Charitable Contributions?

AFP Blog

Could The IRS Disallow Ice Bucket Challenge Charitable Contributions? OK, rest easy; the IRS isn’t coming after your ALS donation. While the principle of donative intent is very real, in recent years, the courts have tied this principle to a “quid pro quo test,” which states that in order for a donation to lack donative intent, the donor must anticipate receiving a financial benefit from the contribution commensurate with the value the donor transferred to the charity.

Solving Nonprofit Marketing Challenges across National and Affiliate Offices

Connection Cafe

Large, national nonprofits with local affiliates are all challenged with similar tasks: How do we ensure our brand is consistent while tailoring the message to donors who give nationally versus locally?

The Top 4 Challenges Facing Arts and Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

I’ve also heard some interesting challenges along the way, so here are a few things to consider as you form your programming and ticketing strategies for 2014. The top 4 challenges in modern era guest services. The solution is one that challenges software developers as well.

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5 Challenges (and Solutions!) of Processing Donations

Frogloop

Fundraising can be challenging for any nonprofit, but it’s the backbone of any healthy organization. Implementing some small tips will help solve the 5 greatest challenges nonprofit organizations face with processing donations.