Turn Customers Into Community


Attracting a wider audience and turning those customers into community is a good way to start. The post Turn Customers Into Community appeared first on.orgSource. How do you grow membership in a harsh climate?

What community-centered fundraising means to me

Hands on Fundraising

Fundraising builds communities. Those communities might be based in a particular geographic area. Fundraising is an important way to build community. The post What community-centered fundraising means to me appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.


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Coastal Community Bank Selects 360factors’ Predict360 Enterprise Risk and Compliance Management Solutions

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Practical Guide to How Nonprofits Can Create Equity in Organizations and Community

Blue Avocado

The post Practical Guide to How Nonprofits Can Create Equity in Organizations and Community appeared first on Blue Avocado. Current Issue Community and Culture Diversity Workplace Policies

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

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. Principles of Community Organizing. There are many proven practices and strategies for engaging with communities and building up participation, whether around an event, a campaign, or a cause. First, identify what your community wants to do – what it is coming together around, whether it’s an event, an action, or a movement.

How one association is expanding member engagement using Nimble Communities

Nimble AMS

Here’s a recent story of how one of our clients is expanding member engagement using Nimble Communities. ACerS quickly recognized the benefits of offering an online member community for the entire organization. The power of an online member community.

[WEBINAR] Empower Your Community With Fundraising Toolkits


Peer-to-peer fundraising activates your supporters to fundraise for you. But you can take your peer-to-peer event to new heights by creating an engaging plan to empower your participants to raise even more for your cause. This plan begins with a strong fundraising toolkit.

The community approach to problem solving


This more just and equitable approach to philanthropy has been practiced for decades and the ethos it is based in—that those closest to the problem are the closest to the solutions—has deep roots in community organizing, deliberative democracy, and even in philanthropy itself. .

How a Data-Driven Approach Supports Community Engagement

Saleforce Nonprofit

YLP wanted to know which members of the community are benefitting from the service and how many families and children are being supported. Salesforce’s mobile capabilities allow volunteers to log into the community via tablets and to record the relevant data for each visit.

DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

I had a lot of fun yesterday giving a webinar for the Nonprofit Webinar series ; it was a whole hour discussing community engagement! We covered how to do Community Mapping (identifying the segments and goals of the community), Content Mapping (creating a plan for which content goes where, and why), and Data Tracking (pulling all the numbers together). DIY Community Engagement Metrics. Community Mapping. >>

Giving Circles: A new and easy way to discover and join global communities of giving

Charity Navigator

However, until now, there wasn’t one place for people to search and discover these giving communities. There are over 2,000 giving circles and growing around the world that have engaged at least 150,000 people and given away as much as $1.29 billion. Never heard of a giving circle ?

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Inside the Encompass Ratings System Culture & Community Beacon Launch

Charity Navigator

charities constituent feedback Culture & Community Encompass encompass rating system nonprofit ratings nonprofitsWritten by Stephen Rockwell, Chief Ratings Technology Officer, and Ofira Bondorowsky, Director of Ratings & Nonprofit Engagement, at Charity Navigator.

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[VIDEO] Creative Ways People Contribute to Community


Lindsay Simonds will decode the top five most impactful ways people contribute to communities. If you’re watching the recording, hope you’re having a good day because we are here to talk about some creative ways that people are contributing to the community.

Repurposing Conference Content with Your Member Community

Cadmium CD

An online community is a great way to drum up interest before your event, and it’s also excellent for encouraging engagement during the event itself. But how can having an online community for your organization keep high levels of engagement after your event is over?

How To Build Community Using Social Media


Are you truly building an online community, or just looking at these numbers as an ego boost? Success in our crowded online landscape means having the confidence that you could approach your community with an ask, and they would respond.

How Nonprofits Can Use Clubhouse to Build Community & Deepen Engagement

Saleforce Nonprofit

It may seem strange for a new, invite-only platform that is currently only available on iOS to gain widespread popularity so quickly, but FOMO — or fear of missing out — mixed with scaled, community-based conversation (think: interactive podcasts) appears to be a winning combination.

Make your online community friendly to early careerists and keep your organization thriving

Nimble AMS

In fact, Community Brands research suggests that most members (76 percent!) Your online community is already a powerful tool for providing a great member experience. So, a great way to connect with early careerists is to make your online community even friendlier to them.

In Defense of Community Managers

Amy Sample Ward

There are definitely times when community building and even campaigning or organizing feels just like that! But, operating as a community organizer or manager is such a filling and critical role for programs, platforms and even campaigns to be successful that the idea of herding cats turns into searching youtube for cutest kitten videos. In Defense of Community Managers. Community Managers provide key facilitation that empowers participation and engenders trust.

Supporting Communities Within Your Community


When thinking about communities to support, let's not forget to look inward at our staff and board members. Strategy advice, best practice articles, and how-to guides providing information about engaging and supporting our community define community as our constituents and supporters. That very much is the community, of course. board engagement Community Leadership organizational culture Amy Sample Ward.

The Quick Guide to Building an Online Community for your Organization

Cadmium CD

We’ve talked about how having an online community can drive interest in your organization as well as your upcoming events [link: previous article about benefits of having a community]. But how do you actually create that community and attract users?

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Crowdsourcing: Community vs Crowd

Amy Sample Ward

You can see the full collection, and how they were voted on by the community here: [link]. The Value-add of Crowdsourcing: For me, the two biggest reasons to include crowdsourcing in your strategic design of community building or contests are: Crowdsourcing invites diversity by encouraging anyone with an idea or interest to participate. The most important way to use social media in a crowdsourced process is to allow the community to use social media anyway they want!

3 Reasons Why Having an Online Community Can Boost Event Engagement

Cadmium CD

A great way to stimulate increased engagement for your event is to start building an online community for your organization well before the event takes place. What are the benefits of an online community? So, why should you create a community for your organization?

3 Ways to Support the Asian American Community

Saleforce Nonprofit

However, this year—as hate crimes against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and anti-Asian COVID-19 rhetoric spike—I find myself pleading that these words stay true for my family and community. . and community leaders patrolling and handing out PPE in Chinatown.

Offering a Welcoming Community

Wild Apricot

Are you rolling out the welcome mat to your community online and off? membership community

5 ways an online community is key to delivering a great member experience

Nimble AMS

In fact, Community Brands research shows that networking is one of the primary reasons members join an association. A recent study on member engagement by Community Brands shows that members place increasing value on having ways to connect and learn year-round. online member community.?Nimble

Repurposing Conference Content with Your Member Community

Cadmium CD

An online community is a great way to drum up interest before your event, and it’s also excellent for encouraging engagement during the event itself. But how can having an online community for your organization keep high levels of engagement after your event is over?

Giving Circles: A nonprofit's new way to create community and engagement around giving

Charity Navigator

So how can nonprofits use the power of these giving communities to support their nonprofits? The median donor retention rate for all non-profits was 43.6% last year, according to The Fundraising Effectiveness Project.

Where is the community in your communications?

Big Duck

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Tips for Community Management on Social Media

Media Cause

An integral part of social media management is building and monitoring your community. Community management is the process of building and managing your brand’s community (customers, fans, followers, partners, etc).

June 2021 Equity Update to the Community


This guidance allows us to remain open to change and improving as we grow alongside our local, regional, and global communities. We updated our equity statement and values to reflect our belief that an organizational goal is to strive towards liberation for our communities.

2-1-1 Connecting Communities


2-1-1, the phone number used by millions to access information about community services, is celebrated nation-wide today, February 11th. Leading 2-1-1s are transforming themselves from simple directories of services into professional managers of community information, providers of decision-making analytics, and proving themselves able to integrate solutions to leverage assets into outcomes. Cross-sector data exchanges improve community response during emergencies.

Community Builder Chats: Exploring the Community (August 2010)

Amy Sample Ward

Welcome to the new monthly chats focused on community building. As this is the very first one, I wanted to keep it open to focus on exploring what was most appropriate for this community in a few respects: Do we want to use a hashtag other than #4change? 4Change Community Builder Chat – August 2010. Tags: community events 4change chat community building community management Hi everyone!

The Power of Virtual Community Engagement

NonProfit PRO

Smartphones are how we communicate – in fact, a recent study shows that we look at them over a 100x each day. Now any nonprofit can communicate instantly by sending push notifications to the specific groups they work with and serve: volunteers, families, participants and other supporters.

Community Brands Adds MobileCause to Its Suite of Fundraising Tools

NonProfit PRO

Community Brands, a leading provider of cloud-based software and payment solutions for associations, nonprofits and schools, recently announced its acquisition of MobileCause, a premier comprehensive digital fundraising platform.

Why your association needs an online community now more than ever

Nimble AMS

That’s where an online member community can help. An online community is always a great way for your members and staff to collaborate and share ideas. Share content and documents of all kinds and allow members to ask and answer questions on your online community, making it?the

Social Networking Communities Are Migrant Communities

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social networking communities are migrant communities. The community was red hot. Then in September 2006 Facebook made the move to open their community to everyone (before you had to have a “ edu&# e-mail address to use Facebook). I was loyal to MySpace and the community there, and honestly quite offended by all the MySpace bashing. So I launched the Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page and started promoting the Facebook Page to my MySpace community.

Whose vision? Why a community-centered process should proceed strategy and brand

Big Duck

Why a community-centered process should proceed strategy and brand appeared first on Big Duck The post Whose vision?

Good Finds for Nonprofits: Engagement Communities

NonProfit Hub

This week, we’re looking at Engagement Communities, a platform designed to elevate your interaction with your team or board. MissionBox Engagement Communities. An Engagement Community allows you to create a go-to space for your board or team.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. How many people hear that word and think it is just as generic as the word community? To that end, siloed brands are replaced by unifying goals that rally more than select individuals but entire communities. In the most simple terms, a movement is when organizations work with, and not for, the community. We have community groups, schools, local leaders and people at every age, interest, and skill level.

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7 Community Outreach Ideas for Nonprofits in 2021

Wild Apricot

This is a guest post from Kristina Brunnler, Marketing Manager at MobileCause. Amid the continued COVID-19 crisis, many nonprofits are struggling to raise critical funds for beneficiaries impacted by the pandemic. With in-person fundraising events. membership

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Join the monthly Community Building chats!

Amy Sample Ward

Two weeks ago I shared a couple reflections that I had on a recent #4change chat about community building – the major output from that chat and the follow up blog post was the call I heard for a regular opportunity to talk about community building. Monthly Community Builder Chats. What: Community Building Across Platforms. Tags: community events 4change chats community buidling community management twitter chats

Use Case: The Community-Driven Social Impact game for Community Media Centers

Amy Sample Ward

Last month, at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to run the Community-Driven Social Impact game in a session workshop. One of the participants was Ericha Hager, the Regional Collaborative Coordinator for Community Media Access Partnership. After the session, she asked to reuse the game locally and I asked her to just let me know how it went: I recently facilitated a day long meeting with a group of 7 different community media centers in California.