Revitalizing Global Partnerships to Further the Sustainable Development Goals

Connection Cafe

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present us with a great opportunity to address the world’s most pressing issues and, as we are quickly learning, we need to work together across sectors and borders to strengthen our means of implementation.

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Goal Setting for Your Nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

If Skip the resolutions and let’s talk about goal setting for your nonprofit. July 1 represents a new fiscal year for many nonprofits, a time to review programs and previous goals to be sure they’re aligned with the mission and to establish new benchmarks. What are the short-term goals?

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A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish

Eric Jacobsen Blog

" A goal without a plan is just a wish ," is something Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said a long time ago. But, goals and plans were top of mind this past weekend. When 2013 started, I set a goal of running in 30 5K races during the year.

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A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish

Eric Jacobsen Blog

" A goal without a plan is just a wish ," is something Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said a long time ago. But, goals and plans were top of mind this past weekend. When the year started, I set a goal of running in 30 5K races during 2013.

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Easily Measure Conversion Rates by Setting Goals in Google Analytics

NonProfit Hub

Google Analytics can be overwhelming and confusing, but setting up Goals in your Google Analytics account helps to narrow down what you need to be looking at. Setting Goals in Google Analytics is an easy way to track these conversion metrics on your supporters. Click on New Goal.

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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.

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.

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

Connection Cafe

I recently completed my goal to earn a Doctorate. To meet the challenge of this personal goal for my education, I had to add to what I knew about succeeding as a student. In nonprofit work, we must often combine the old and the new to achieve our goals rather than relying on just the new or just “ the way we always have done it.”. Take, for example, the fundraising challenge du jour : retaining donors.

How the Head of UNDP Uses Twitter To Engage Around Development Policy Goals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There were eight hours of online conversation through channels like Twitter and Google Hangouts where you could ask questions of world leaders about some of the most pressing challenges facing the globe today and they will talk about next week at WEF. Love this!

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Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The meme was entertaining and challenged peers — and in the process learn about ALS and donate. Phase 1: Personal Challenges with Cold Water to Raise Money. Personal challenges involving cold water and raising money for a charity have been around for a while.

Zoetica’s Charity Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And what if we brought some of the brightest minds in social media together, including people like Robert Scoble and more, to look at the mission and goals of this charity and help us come up with some amazing ideas? Your goals for social media in less than 150 words.

3 Nonprofit Social Media Challenges, And How To Overcome Them

TechImpact

Ensure they’ve been properly trained with a list of your best practices and what goals you have for each channel. Always start with a goal and then go from there. Image courtesy of University of Minnesota.

Using Industry Data to Set Business Goals

Mobile Commons

Fortunately, I have had the benefit of consulting with thousands of professional services organizations (PSO’s) for more than a decade and I have seen how important it is to set strategic goals and execute on those goals in order to have a solid plan to succeed. How can you bring it into a successful goal setting process? Talent management the top challenge: Firms struggled to find and develop the talent they needed to sustain their growth.

Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

Connection Cafe

It’s a big statement, a big goal. When you consider a goal like ending hunger, you have a couple of choices. You could either think, ‘That is way too big for me to wrap my mind around,’ or you can say, ‘That’s a big goal, and I can do something to move the needle, even by one tick.’.

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New Book Shows You How To Set A Goal And Then Reach That Goal

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Monday, January 17, 2011 New Book Shows You How To Set A Goal And Then Reach That Goal Social psychologist, Heidi Grant Halvorson, wrote Succeed to help you understand how goals work, what tends to go wrong, and what you can do to reach your goals or to help others reach theirs.

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A Simple Challenge for All Nonprofit Workers this Holiday Season

NonProfit Hub

So this holiday season, I have a challenge for you. And here’s the challenging part: don’t donate to your nonprofit. We have a goal we’re trying to meet! Now, ideally you would be giving to another nonprofit simply to accept my challenge and support another great cause.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

And paired with accounting, audit, tax, and regulatory and compliance updates from standard setters, the knowledge from this conference will shed new light on how to reach your organization’s goals. Our goal is to create a space where you'll feel nurtured and cared for.

Update: 2013 NTEN Challenge is Halfway There!

NTEN

Thanks to your generous support of the 2013 NTEN Challenge , we are now over halfway to our $50,000 goal! The 2013 NTEN Challenge latest total is $26,420. All that you do to support this campaign is helping us get closer to the $50,000 goal. "Whoa, we''re halfway there.

What’s your favorite one-liner?

Connection Cafe

My all-time favorite one-liner is courtesy of Project Runway’s Tim Gunn “Make it … Benchmarks & Stats Event Fundraising Friends Asking Amy Peer-to-Peer Fundraising challenges fundraising Goals

America’s Giving Challenge 2009

Robert Weiner

The latest round of the America's Giving Challenge is on. The Giving Challenge is not focused on how much money you can raise, but on how successful you are at getting people to donate to your cause. The goal is to get as many unique daily donations as possible (minimum of $10), to your cause each day. This is a national competition to encourage people to use their personal and social networks to help win cash for their favorite nonprofit.

The Top Eight Goals To Consider for Your Nonprofit Communication Team

ASU Lodestar Center

A nonprofit organization communication team must be skilled communicators to achieve the broader goals and objectives of the nonprofit organization. Brand awareness is key to raising awareness of goals and work that nonprofit organization does in local communities.

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2 Strategies for Overcoming Common Fundraising Challenges All Nonprofits Face [Infographic]

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

2 Strategies for Overcoming Common Fundraising Challenges All Nonprofits Face [Infographic] – Guest Post by Frank Barry. Good planning always takes into account risks or challenges that could prevent you from reaching your goals as well as strategies to overcome those risks.

A Free Worksheet for Your Big Vision Goals for 2010

Have Fun - Do Good

The more I learn about how people achieve their big visions, the more I believe in not only the importance of setting goals, but writing them down and sharing them. I have several groups and individuals who I share my big vision goals with on a regular basis.

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Green Biz Challenge

GroundWire

Cities all across the nation are creating resource-reducing challenges for local businesses and organizations to participate in. The Eastside Green Business Challenge , organized by the Eastside Sustainable Business Alliance, is a friendly competition in the Puget Sound region. Most importantly, the software is designed so that new cities can join the program easily, customizing the surveys and online resources to meet the unique sustainability goals of their community

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Nonprofits Challenged with Integrating Email, Growing, and Retaining Email Marketing Contact Lists, According to Sage Survey

AFP Blog

Nonprofits Challenged with Integrating Email, Growing, and Retaining Email Marketing Contact Lists, According to Sage Survey : Quarterly Survey Looked at North American Nonprofits’ Email Marketing Goals and Objectives AUSTIN, TX (March 1, 2012)—Sage North America today announced the results of its Sage Nonprofit Insights, Q4 2011, survey of U.S. By far, the main barriers to overcoming email marketing challenges are inadequate resources and expertise (71% of respondents

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging. Prepare a statement of clear goals to present and discuss at the next board meeting. Tensions often arise when both sides start to feel that they aren’t getting the support they need.

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One week to go: 2015 NTEN Challenge update

NTEN

Here''s a quick report on where the 2015 NTEN Challenge campaign is at today: we have raised $20,258 toward our goal of $50,000 to represent the 50,000 members of this community. Thanks to fast-acting donors, we met that goal with hours to spare! 2015 nten challenge Fundraising ntenchallenge

How Will We Harness the Potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution for Good?  

Connection Cafe

In the Goal 17 Partnership Space at the World Economic Forum this year – an epicenter of sustainable development collaboration around the Sustainable Development Goals – one of the clearest trends emerging was deeper partnerships across the entire social economy. (I’ll

Social Media Strategy: 12for12k Challenge with Danny Brown

NetWits

We are excited to bring you an interview from one of the main drivers of the 12for12k Challenge – Danny Brown. Their goal is to raise funds and awareness for 12 different charities during 2009. 12for12k is a unique campaign that is driven primarily by social media. So far they are doing an incredible job, so I thought it would be beneficial to have them share a bit about their social media strategy with us.

#IMPACT2030 Sets Sights on Change and Transformation

Connection Cafe

The Sustainable Development Goals are an effective way of keeping us focused on what we can do to preserve our planet and our species. It’s also the generation facing the most challenges. IMPACT 2030 is the Global Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

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TechSoup Announces 2nd Annual Digital Storytelling Challenge

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global, the leading technology place for nonprofits, just announced it will kick off their annual Online Digital Storytelling Challenge January 13, 2011.

When Foundations Collaborate to Solve the World’s Problems

Connection Cafe

CoF’s work with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a great example of collaboration in action. Foundations 2030 COF Council on Foundations foundation good is for everyone Outcomes philanthropy SDGs Sustainable Development Goals United Nations Vikki Spruill

Challenges, Rules, and Epic Wins: Using Game Design to Build Visitor Loyalty

Museum 2.0

When you mastered arcane rules to achieve your goal. They are the geniuses behind SF0 , Ghosts of a Chance , and Journey to the End of the Night --games that encourage people to see their city or a museum in a new way through a series of unusual rules and challenges.

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Online Competitions: Lessons from MIT’s Service Innovation Challenge

Frogloop

We’d like to share a few of our major aims and reflect a bit on some lessons learned that we hope will guide our approach in the future and prove helpful to others designing competitions, challenges, and prize giveaways online – in particular those focused on social benefit and public service. Our Goals.

Mozilla Ignite Challenge: Gigabits of Possibilities

NTEN

Mozilla's Ignite Challenge gives you the chance to make those dreams a reality! Mozilla and the National Science Foundation are inviting nonprofits to take part in an open innovation challenge. The goal: show how next-generation networks can revolutionize healthcare, education, public safety, energy, and more. We'll be co-hosting a webinar with our friends at ZeroDivide on July 16th to talk about the challenge, answer questions and show you how to participate.

Sports as a Platform for Social Good

Connection Cafe

I had a huge dose of this goodness this summer at the DOHA Goals (Gathering of All Leaders in Sport) Forum , which aims to inspire “the creation of communities, opportunities and initiatives for growth and progress through sport.” Sports have always been a huge part of my life.

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By being well-organized in advance and assembling a well-connected host committee, you can meet your fundraising goals and make your attendees eager to return to next year’s event. Set a Fundraising Goal. Set a goal that is ambitious, yet achievable.

Rolling Up Our Sleeves to Achieve Agenda 2030

Connection Cafe

I challenge us to consider the following four tactics that were highlighted during Impact2030 breakout sessions. Engaging employees – In order for companies to get their employees on board with initiatives, they need to understand the Sustainable Development Goals.

How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

Tech Soup Blog

Between 2006 and 2009, TechSoup hosted open challenges to identify and provide support for innovative projects that harnessed these and other technologies for social good. The goal was to provide a platform for ordinary Kenyans to report incidents of violence happening around them.

A Hearty Congratulations to TechSoup Members Winning Google Impact Challenge Awards

Tech Soup Blog

We were shocked when we saw the 25 winners of the big $100,000 to $500,000 Google Impact Challenge Awards. Their Impact Challenge award will go toward developing their EasyPay microfinance loan that allows small business owners in California to pay back a loan only when and if they have the money. Their Impact Challenge award will go toward documenting and photographing the San Francisco Bay shoreline by boat. Google Impact Challenge Awards

America's Giving Challenge 2009

Tech Soup Blog

The latest round of the America's Giving Challenge is on. The Giving Challenge is not focused on how much money you can raise, but on how successful you are at getting people to donate to your cause. The goal is to get as many unique daily donations as possible (minimum of $10), to your cause each day. This is a national competition to encourage people to use their personal and social networks to help win cash for their favorite nonprofit.

Open Challenges Harness Local Knowledge for Local Change

Tech Soup Blog

Since the first NetSquared challenge in 2006, TechSoup has continued to offer people and organizations opportunities to connect, share ideas, and collaborate; they work on solutions online and offline through events, meetups, and hackathons. " Spreading the Word about the Open Challenges.

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The ALS #IceBucketChallenge Is Just Beginning| How to Thank and Convert +2 Million New Donors

Connection Cafe

As I reflect on the wild and surprising success of the ALS ice bucket challenge , I can’t help but think of my days at the American Red Cross. But the speed and breadth of support for the ice bucket challenge rivals any disaster response I’ve seen.

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