Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Photo courtesy of The Miami Foundation. I’m working with a network of community foundations, grantees of the Knight Foundation, that are hosting giving days as the facilitator. The peer learning exchange is experimenting with best practices for Giving Days. The group is using and adding their knowledge to The Giving Day Playbook. Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 Thursday’s Give Miami Day raised $5.2

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Participants will acquire a foundational understanding of this increasingly important component of fundraising strategy and will be able to identify and distinguish between the most common planned giving vehicles. The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations.


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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 74: Increasing Civic Engagement Through Philanthropy

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Community foundations are doing critical work to create change at the local level. In this interview recorded live at bbcon 2018, Javier Alberto Soto, president & CEO of The Miami Foundation, talks about the important work the Foundation is doing to improve the quality of life in the Greater Miami area through philanthropy, community investment, and civic leadership. The difference between independence and neutrality when it comes to community foundations.

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Knight Foundation Launches The Giving Day Play Book

Beth Kanter

That’s something we have heard more and more over the last year, as foundations and nonprofits look for ways to tap into the growing online giving market with these daylong campaigns raising funds for local causes. Today, Knight Foundation published a new Giving Day Playbook , which breaks down the whole process from Day One of planning to launch and post-campaign analysis. If your foundation has hosted a Giving Day, what do you think are the most important first planning steps?

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Participants will acquire a foundational understanding of this increasingly important component of fundraising strategy and will be able to identify and distinguish between the most common planned giving vehicles. The program provides focused attention on key compliance issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations, plus practical walk-throughs of an IRS audit and an Attorney General Investigation. Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum / Miami, FL / $945.

Performance Based Funding Institute to Improve Higher Education


Douglas Zimmerman and Lois Ann Porter traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to organize the Performance-Based Funding Institute VisionLink produced for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Here are some photos from the Performance-Based Funding Institute: Suzanne Walsh, Deputy Director of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation addressing the PBF Institute. You can also download a Policy Brief created by attendees at a Performance-Based Funding Institute hosted last summer in Miami.

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth Kanter

Guest Post by Michelle Huttenhoff, Knight Foundation. With the clock ticking for Give Local America on May 5, community foundations and others are finalizing plans for this national day of online giving. At Knight Foundation , we’ve been providing insights on organizing successful Giving Days, and wanted to share the latest information we have gathered. The Community Foundation Boulder County did – and raised $43,600 through 201 donations.

Sustainatopia: A Bootcamp to Help Nonprofits Build Stronger Movements


If you are looking for some new ideas and strategies to ramp up your outreach, social media, or to recruit more donors and volunteers check out Sustainatopia in Miami next week on April 4th! Sustainatopia will rev up with the second annual Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise Conference (SVC/SE – Miami). Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, room B210. • Representatives of nonprofits, foundations and NGOs.

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Raising Awareness of Matching Gifts

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For example, Sierra Health Foundation offers board members a 3:1 matching gift benefit up to $45,000. million to LSU Foundation in 2016 through their matching gift program. University of Miami Twitter post: Did you know that your company may be eligible to match up to 100% of your gift? One of the most commonly asked questions we receive at HEPdata is, “How do I make my donors aware of the benefits of matching gifts?”

Social Media, Nonprofits, and Romania - Night Before the Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you've been following my blog, I arrived in Romania last night after 32 hours in transit from Miami, including a 8 hour layover in Heathrow. I am here for a conference sponsored by the Soros Foundation as part of their pilot advocacy through blogging program. to do a presentation and facilitate a workshop on strategy which will include the Romania version of the Social Media Game.

Resources for Measuring What Matters

Beth Kanter

Last week, I came across this excellent deck and blog post from the Knight Foundation’s VP of Strategy and Assessment, Mayur H. The presentation was prepared for the Miami Philanthropy Conference and addresses a familiar issue: Many nonprofits feel that demonstrating impact through performance measurement is a top priority for their programs and communications efforts including social media.

What’s New in Social Media for Associations


I had never done it at all until three years ago when Debra Stratton of Stratton Publishing & Marketing asked me if I’d present with her at ASAE’s Great Ideas conference, which just happened to be in Miami in February. At any rate, last week I presented at an Association Foundation Group lunch about association social media. I have a confession: one of my least favorite things to do is public speaking.

Nonprofit Marketing: Beyond Social Media

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posted by Ryan Stewart Owner Marketic As the owner of a Miami based SEO and digital marketing agency, I''ve helped hundreds of businesses solve complicated marketing problems. A perfect example of this is the 4Cs foundation , a Canadian based foundation that aims to bolster fine arts projects in public schools. The foundation teamed up with two marketing agencies ( SEO Plus and Foster SEO ) to help drive more awareness for their cause.

My Most Engaged Follower On Twitter Is @JenniferPreston

Beth Kanter

I know why Jennifer, who is the VP at the Knight Foundation is one of my engaged followers this week. Earlier this week I was in Miami to do a social media pre-workshop at the Knight Digital Media Seminar. If you want to read the re-caps or view the videos for the seminar itself, the Knight Foundation blog has full documentation here ). My most engaged follower on Twitter this past week is Jennifer Preston.

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Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Last month, I facilitated a workshop for the Knight Digital Media Learning Seminar in Miami on “Leading on Social Media.” Recently, I had the opportunity to share with Central Florida Foundation’s board of directors about where the Foundation is headed when it comes to marketing and communications. The questions included: Who in the community knows what Central Florida Foundation does?

Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days

Beth Kanter

I’m working with the Knight Foundation to facilitate a peer learning exchange that will help their community foundation partners learn and spread best practices in planning and implementing Giving Days. The post was also published on the Knight Foundation blog here. Guest Post By Bahia Ramos , director of community foundations at Knight Foundation. We also wanted to go deeper with the foundations in the communities where Knight Foundation invests.

A Playbook To Kickstart Your Nonprofit’s #GivingTuesday Campaign

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’m working with the Knight Foundation to facilitated a peer exchange of community foundations that are hosting GivingDays using the Knight Foundation GivingDay Playbook , a guide with templates, tips, and examples hosting a successful day of giving. Knight Foundation created an easy-to-use resource called the Giving Day Playbook full of ideas we hope you’ll borrow. This post was also published on the Knight Foundation blog.

Twenty "Fearless" Changemakers

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As part of its Be Fearless initiative, the Case Foundation has chosen the 20 winners of Finding Fearless —a nationwide campaign to recognize, reward and inspire fearless changemakers. Miami, FL Youth L.E.A.D. Twitter: @SwipesHQ ) Full disclosure: Much of the text of this post comes from a press release I received from the Case Foundation.

NCVO and TAG Conference Presentations and Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The week before I went from Boston to Miami to Romania and flew back to Boston via Miami to present at the TAG Conference. Roberto Cremonini of the Barr Foundation had invited me to present on a panel about social networking. The session was called New Media and Philanthropy: How Foundations Are Using Web 2.0. After hearing the session, I decided not to lounge on the beach in Miami, but go back trash the presentation I had planned to give and revise accordingly.

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20 Lists of Holiday Gifts that Give Back

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2009 Gifts That Give Back, Part 1 on The Vibe Dressed to Give: How to make the holidays fabulous and philanthropic on the Case Foundation Colorful Spending: Gifts That Give Back on Live in Full Color Do Good Gift Guide 2009: Presents with a Purpose on ( Ladies Home Journal ) Give Gifts That Give Back! My friend Gabriela of One Love Alliance forwarded me an email today from Slow Family Living that said: "Remember? It's supposed to be Comfort and Joy. Not stress and overwhelm.

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Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

Published the Emerging Leaders Playbook: With the generous support of the Packard Foundation and in collaboration with Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, we wrote and published the Emerging Leaders Playbook. I produced four “ Advanced Practices Webinars ” for the Knight Foundation for Giving Days hosts. This year I facilitated several labs, including one for the Brainerd Foundation to rethink 21 st Century Advocacy. Happy New Year !

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Top 3 Sources for Donated Tech, Products, and Services

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Matthew Perdoni also invited everyone to the Independent Sector Embark National Conference in late October in Miami. She also likes the Salesforce Foundation Donation Program for its CRM database. It's probably baked in to our cash-strapped nonprofit DNA to see if we can first get something donated before buying it outright. But asking for donations is time-consuming and not effective all the time.

Good Ram Gone Bad On My Dell Desktop: OMG

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm presenting and doing a workshop in Romania and then will be flying back to Boston via Miami to present at the Technology Affinity Group (Foundation IT folks) Conference. That's under the hood of my DELL Precision Desktop 470 that will be three years old next week and thank god I have the GOLD Tech support because I just had the RAM or rather the RAM sockets on the motherboard go bad. (see

"You're Doing it Wrong If": The CTOs for Good Tackle How Not to Fail


flickr: valleygirl_tka A while back, with the generous support of the Knight Foundation, a group of Nonprofit CTOs gathered in Miami to discuss the day-to-day challenges of nonprofit technology, share their success stories, and brainstorm solutions.

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Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

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The marriage of refurbishment and accessible technology started in the early 1980s with the founding of the National Cristina Foundation. A good example of such a program is Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Assistive Technology Services. And there are nationwide programs like the previously mentioned National Cristina Foundation in the U.S.

Going Back to the Future to Help Your Nonprofit

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Once you have a solid foundation, then you can add all of the flash and sizzle that will elevate your nonprofit from good to great (and add 30 to 40 years on to your nonprofit’s life). Marty McFly: ‘Cubs win world series…against Miami’? Marty: I just meant that Miami—What did you just say? The day has finally arrived! After countless hoaxes on Facebook, today is Back to the Future Day.

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Making Data Visualizations: A Survival Guide And Other Resources

Beth Kanter

As part of my work as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation this year, I’m facilitating a peer learning group based on “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ” and the next session we are focusing on the sense-making step of measurement. 2) The Functional Art : This is the title of a book by Alberto Cairo who also teaches infographics at the University of Miami.

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Six Considerations for Long-term Tech Planning from CTOs


flickr: dnnya17 A while back, with the generous support of the Knight Foundation, a group of Nonprofit CTOs gathered in Miami to discuss the day-to-day challenges of nonprofit technology, share their success stories, and brainstorm solutions. We'll be posting highlights from this meeting of the minds on the NTEN blog. In today's installment, we tackle the CTOs' top six considerations for long-term IT planning. What is the problem?

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What I Learned From @Sree Sreenivasan Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum

Beth Kanter

I just spent two days in Miami at the Knight Foundation Media Learning Seminar where I co-facilitator a pre-conference workshop on leading on social channels with Amy Gahran and Stephanie Rudat. But I also got an opportunity to finally hear the keynote speaker, Sree Sreenivasan , Chief Digital Officer of the @MetMuseum in person. I’ve been fan for a long time, but never had the chance to meet or hear him in person. Sree is authentic, humble, and always making connections.

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