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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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 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.

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.

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.

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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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. >>

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).

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.

Where is the community in your communications?

Big Duck

The post Where is the community in your communications? appeared first on Big Duck

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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!

Job Skills and Resources to Support Our Communities


This is a key necessity for many of the members of the communities we serve. There are some great free and low-cost job training opportunities out there right now, particularly compliments of Microsoft.

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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Offering a Welcoming Community

Wild Apricot

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

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

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?

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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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[WEBINAR] How to Build An Online Community With Social Media In Uncertain Times


The answer to future-proofing your nonprofit is in building a vibrant online community. Learn how to adjust your social media marketing strategy for your nonprofit after a tumultuous year!

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!

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 Use Twitter to Engage the Right Community for Your Nonprofit


Twitter is now a powerful platform to know, understand, and segment your community. Twitter has evolved significantly since it launched in 2006 as a simple, short messaging service. Twitter is no longer simply a platform to "microblog," as it was initially designed.

Be Part of the NTEN Community Year-round


NTEN’s online forums connect community members virtually around topics of interest from technology tools to job experiences to personal identities. NTEN’s Tech Clubs connect community members in local areas across the U.S.,

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.

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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50 State VOAD Community


This is the 20th annual conference, and befitting the theme, Mountains to Sea , VisionLink is proud to release its 50 State VOAD Community project. Pleased to report that Ray, Rene, Joanne, and I are attending the annual conference of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) here in Norfolk, Virginia.

8 Community Website Templates + Examples to Inspire You

Wild Apricot

Do you manage a community? You need a community website. Do you need a place where your members can come together to discuss shared interests, problems and solutions, exchange resources and advance a common mission? Wild Apricot’s website builder. website-and-technology

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.

Online Community Organizing: Start small, think big!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared’s February series exploring “Online Community Organizing” includes three different interviews; I’m really excited to participate! I’m passionate about changing the world through community building because it is only by empowering and supporting communities to form, to network and collaborate, and to make real change that we can truly change things. Q: What does “online” add to the community organizing? Q: What makes a community?

Online Community Building: Gardening vs Landscaping

Amy Sample Ward

My current job title includes the term “Community Builder” and I get asked nearly every day just what that means: how do you build community? where is the community you want to build? how can I be a community builder online? I want to take a break from all the hard work building community (does that get a wink?) to share some of what I believe is the core of successful community building (on or offline). Community building” is about a lot of things.

Protecting Community Resource Data


We believe that organizations should be compensated for the creation, organization, maintenance, and updates of community information data, especially in the nonprofit space. In this nonprofit space, there are no discretionary profits available to allocate toward community information management. The more that community resource information is used, the more good that can result.

Open Community and Nonprofit Techies


They’re doing a virtual book tour exploring concepts from Open Community : a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. In this post, Maddie and Lindy answer a few questions for the NetWits Think Tank community (Oh, and please ask more in the comments. Why did you write Open Community? We decided to write Open Community as a way to address those frustrations and redirect the thinking about using social tools to build community online.

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5 Assumptions Every Community Manager Should Make Daily

Amy Sample Ward

When it comes to managing or building communities, online or on the ground, the work can seem overwhelming and sometimes even never-ending. Wherever you are, and whatever the kind of community you are wrangling, there are some general lessons that I recommend. These five assumptions always help me remember the role and responsibilities a successful community manager needs to best serve and engage a community. You don’t [really] know your community members.

Getting buy-in from your association’s leaders for an online member community

Nimble AMS

Offering an online member community is a great solution. But, while you might know it’s time to provide an online community for your members, how do you convince your executive team and your board of directors? Learn the 5 steps to get started with an online community.

World Water Day: Water for South Sudan, Changing communities one well at a time

Charity Navigator

Every day, we see firsthand how access to essential clean water, hygiene, and sanitation impacts entire communities. Over a year ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

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October’s Community Builder Chat – #commbuild

Amy Sample Ward