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. Community Information Management: 2-1-1s are transforming from list-keepers to community and state-wide hubs of professionally managed information.

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.

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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.

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. The more that community resource information is used, the more good that can result.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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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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Wearable Technology for Your Nonprofit? | Community Techknowledge

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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

Community Solutions: Just What the Doctor Ordered!


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

Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support Guest Post. Millions of nonprofits around the globe do incredible work each day to make the world a better place for all of us. Running a nonprofit is possibly one of the most important jobs out there.

Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Mitch Arnowitz and I recently participated in an online discussion at Venture Philanthropy Partners/Leap of Reason about creating a community of practice for continuous improvement and high performance in the nonprofit sector. Communities, trust and The Tipping Point.

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

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

What Gets Your Online Community Buzzing?


For nonprofits, the best thing about the Internet, and social media in particular, is the ability to be involved in a community or conversation at all times. So how does your nonprofit reach through all that ancillary noise and interact with your target audience?

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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Welcome to the Visionlink Community: Indiana 2-1-1


Additionally, aggregated and non-identified data is collected to assist communities in assessing needs and allocating resources. We are pleased to support their work and will begin converting their data and using new API tools to assist their partnership efforts with other agencies and nonprofits across their fine state. Visionlink is proud to welcome another new customer, Indiana 2-1-1.

New Nonprofit Tech Community Groups!


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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Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management


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.

Calling all online community managers!


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.

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.

Community design showcase: NTEN keeps it simple


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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7 ways to create a fiercely loyal nonprofit community

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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.

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.

How Good Is Your Community Management?


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.

Are you a community manager?


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?

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.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You have a clear vision of how your work will help strengthen and empower your community. You can also engage community leaders as ambassadors for your organization. nonprofit campaigns

Get Open Community on Audible


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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Nurture Your Organization’s Online Community


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.

The State of Community Management 2014


From the Community Roundtable comes the awesomest comprehensive report on communities. Those objective markers – developed in conjunction with members of TheCR Network – enable community teams to validate their approach and develop roadmaps.

Developing a Panoramic Perspective through Cross-Sector Communities of Practice

Connection Cafe

In the nonprofit sector, communities of practice are an established concept. These groups bring together cross-sector leaders to develop talent, improve performance, and deepen community impact.

Community Engagement Teams

Connection Cafe

The following post is by Kivi Leroux Miller and originally appeared as "Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams" on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog on July 6. It’s confusing for supporters and inefficient for nonprofits.

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My Audience is My Community

Connection Cafe

Given that perspective, it’s no surprise that WQED is the home to Mr. Rogers , yeah, the ‘wouldn’t you like to be my neighbor’ Mr. Rogers, so I think it’s safe to say they know a little something about nurturing one’s community. Author: Jonathan Weldon.

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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How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: This one of my favorite photos of a workshop I designed and facilitated at SXSW called “ Peer Learning Session for Nonprofit Social Media Managers.” Is your nonprofit facilitating online professional learning? Community Management Services and Platforms.