5 Community Needs That Companies Can Impact Now

Connection Cafe

Since the crisis began, the Association of Corporation Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) has supported hundreds of companies in their effort to effectively deploy their human and financial resources to help those that are most vulnerable in communities.

Community Impact: Using Patient Data to Measure Program Success

Connection Cafe

For example, how does a hospital, health system or community health program demonstrate its impact within and on the community without violating patient rights? Healthcare Nonprofit Marketing Outcomes + Impact community benefit community impact Outcomes Measurement

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Open Community and Nonprofit Techies

NetWits

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.

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How Social Good Organizations Can Build Community at a Social Distance

Connection Cafe

My neighborhood community is running errands and doing grocery shopping for those at high risk, and others are sharing jokes and creative parenting ideas. As a social good organization, how are you building community?

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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! DIY Community Engagement Metrics. Community Mapping. >> Step 1: Identify all the groups within your community.

Why (Almost) Every Nonprofit Should Be Using Google Ad Grants

Connection Cafe

How much would $10,000 a month in advertising change the game for your nonprofit? . If you’re a nonprofit, chances are you’re eligible to find out through Google Ad Grants. . . The Google Ad Grants program is like Google AdWords, but for nonprofits.

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Nonprofit Community | Official Website

AFP Blog

From Wiley Jossey Bass Nonprofit Community | Official Website : Who is NonprofitCommunity.com? NonprofitCommunity.com is for nonprofit leaders just like you. We gather the knowledge of hundreds of published authors and experts in the field of nonprofit management and provide a forum for exploration and discussion of the topics that matter to you most. This is your community.

Calling all online community managers!

SocialFish

Guest post by Ted McEnroe, The Community Roundtable. ———— A few months ago, I made a switch moving from the nonprofit sector to The Community Roundtable , a leading provider of community research and support for business, association and nonprofit communities.

Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

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. It is a meeting place, or a cross roads for nonprofit, business and civil society groups to come together around improving the state.

Community design showcase: NTEN keeps it simple

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. Let’s look at a few key parts of the community.

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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.

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Crowdsourcing: Community vs Crowd

Amy Sample Ward

We’ll be facilitating a conversation, more than doing a formal presentation, and will focus on the power of crowdsourcing (using our own case study from conducting the Social Media for Social Good case study competition) and the application of social media in nonprofit program delivery. You can see the full collection, and how they were voted on by the community here: [link]. Create opportunities for iterations and involvement by community. Crowd vs Community.

Protecting Community Resource Data

VisionLink

We believe that organizations should be compensated for the creation, organization, maintenance, and updates of community information data, especially in the nonprofit space. The more that community resource information is used, the more good that can result.

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! Q: What does “online” add to the community organizing? Q: What makes a community?

3 Ways Community Foundations Can Become the Donor’s Choice

Connection Cafe

While this is wonderful news for nonprofits and foundations, these organizations still face a significant challenge: how to be the donor’s choice amid a wealth of giving options. nonprofits to choose from. These questions aren’t all that different from the ones asked of nonprofits.

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.

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How Good Is Your Community Management?

SocialFish

For eight years, the Community Roundtable has dug deeply into the strategies, operations and tactics behind the most successful communities in our annual State of Community Management reports. Research places your community in context. Understanding community is one thing.

The Value of Company-Supported Nonprofit Board Service for Nonprofits and Communities

Connection Cafe

The Nonprofit Board Leadership Study “ Better World Leadership ” provides new and clear evidence of the leadership development value of nonprofit board service for business people. Relevance to nonprofits. Part 2 in a 2-part series ( Read part 1 here ).

Get Open Community on Audible

SocialFish

Open Community is now on Audible! Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed the way you work today? Is community management part of your job? How has community management changed other business processes at your org (e.g.

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Wearable Technology for Your Nonprofit? | Community Techknowledge

AFP Blog

Wearable Technology for Your Nonprofit? Community Techknowledge : It’s 2014 and wearable technology now has the capacity to make smart phones seem “so yesterday”, but probably NOT for the typical nonprofit exec. Frankly, nonprofits are generally absent in most early-adopters of breakthrough technology groups, but once they feel comfortable enough, nonprofits do find highly effective ways to apply technology to th

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

Social Community Impacts Volunteerism

Connection Cafe

Establishing a Discussion Group - When your volunteers can post and reply to messages to events they have an interest in, it facilitates a type of community in which volunteers feel more connected with their peers and committed to the cause. Author: Guest Blogger.

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Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community. Here’s the program outline: WEEK 1: Planning for your community.

5 Ways Good Technology and Data Improve Our Community Foundation’s Morale

Connection Cafe

Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) is a statewide community foundation with a staff of 38 and offices in Portland and Ellsworth, plus three remote offices in Maine and one in New York, NY.

Memejacking: Does Your Nonprofit Dare? - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup

AFP Blog

Memejacking: Does Your Nonprofit Dare? - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup : ''via Blog this

Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention

SocialFish

And of course I was excited to get a chance to talk about my favorite subject, online community, with my friend Josh Paul , in the session we presented yesterday, Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention. Two of these three can be addressed/alleviated with online community.

The Nonprofit Summer Reading List

Connection Cafe

The Nonprofit Summer Reading List. In the newest Blackbaud Institute eBook, 10 of the brightest minds from across the nonprofit sector share their unique perspectives to help you create a culture of philanthropy.

Facebook for Associations: Build a Community for Your Nonprofit with These 5 Best Practices

Wild Apricot

Here are the five best practices you need to apply to your nonprofit's Facebook strategy today. facebook-for-nonprofits facebook-for-associationsWant to start harnessing the power of Facebook for associations?

New Nonprofit Tech Community Groups!

NTEN

We just had a flurry of exciting new Communities of Practice (CoPs) emerge since the 14NTC. CoPs create networking and educational experiences for members of the nonprofit tech community via regular discussion threads, conference calls, webinars, and tweet chats.

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Nonprofit Webinars: DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

Location : online with Nonprofit Webinars. Topic : Do-It-Yourself Community Metrics. Description : Social media, online campaigns, and community engagement can be tricky things to dive into and do well without measuring, monitoring and evaluating. This session talks about the importance of data and metrics to your work and offers how-to guidelines on ways to map and monitor your community and your work. Related Links : Nonprofit Webinars website.

7 ways to create a fiercely loyal nonprofit community

AFP Blog

7 ways to create a fiercely loyal nonprofit community. NPOnlineCommunity

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Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

Amy Sample Ward

Last week, I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference here in New York. And here are slides from a previous presentation: Twitter.Org: Twitter for Nonprofit Organizations. Twitter Lists for Nonprofits.

NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

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Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community. Here’s the program outline: WEEK 1: Planning for your community.

Community Engagement and Social Media for Public Media

Amy Sample Ward

I recently had the opportunity to present a webinar for the National Center for Media Engagement , focused on community-driven engagement, and present a session at the Public Media Development and Marketing Conference , talking about building a social media strategy. Defining Community.

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Crowdsourcing vs Community-sourcing: What’s the difference and the opportunity?

Amy Sample Ward

Last week I presented for my second time with Nonprofit Webinars. The first time I focused on DIY Community Engagement Metrics and shared lots of templates and examples. Community sourcing vs Crowdsourcing. Community & the Crowd. Is it the crowd, community or a hybrid?

Having Greater Impact Through Community and Collaboration

Connection Cafe

After connecting with grantmakers, nonprofits, corporations, partners and independent consultants—more than 5,000 interactions over a two year span—we learned that one of the biggest hurdles in solving this need for the industry was the lack of a common lexicon.

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March 2011 Community Builder Chat Archive (#CommBuild)

Amy Sample Ward

We just wrapped up another rousing Community Builder chat – I’m always so energized and inspired by these chats and thankful for all those that participate and share. Some of the topics from the chat include: Engaging specific ethnic groups/communities.

Nurture Your Organization’s Online Community

TechImpact

Having a strong online network can be extremely beneficial for nonprofits, according to a recent post from Wild Apricot. Not only do the people who make up your online community engage … Continued The post Nurture Your Organization’s Online Community appeared first on Tech Impact.

Empowers Grant for Community Organizing at #OWS from DemocracyInAction

Amy Sample Ward

It’s really exciting to see the energy and visibility the Occupy Wall Street movement is bringing to communities around the country and even world. DemocracyInAction is a nonprofit dedicated to building a strong progressive infrastructure through effective online organizing.

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Community Solutions: Just What the Doctor Ordered!

VisionLink

These patients were treated at health facilities that partner with Health Leads, a nonprofit organization that enables healthcare providers to prescribe basic resources along with medicine or referrals to specialists. Lori Warrens Senior Director of Community Solutions

New on SSIR: Innovating at the Speed of Communities

Amy Sample Ward

Libraries, whether associated with a school, government, agency or geography, serve a community. And then the community changes, there’s an opportunity for the institution and the service to change or not to change. Communities As A Model.