How Small & Medium Enterprises Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals

Connection Cafe

In 2015, 193 world leaders came together at the United Nations to launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , a universal call to action adopted by all nations to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people can enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. For starters, Berkshire Bank is mapping our existing community investments to the SDGs, including employee volunteerism, so that we can identify which SDGs we’re already supporting and how we may be able to amplify our impact.

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The Future of Sustainable Business: Making the Global Goals Local Business

Connection Cafe

A specific focus of the organization is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). First, let’s discuss the facts, and, frankly, your motivation: we need $5-$7 trillion every year to drive the Goals to success.

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Revitalizing Global Partnerships to Further the Sustainable Development Goals

Connection Cafe

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present us with a great opportunity to address the world’s most pressing issues and, as we are quickly learning, we need to work together across sectors and borders to strengthen our means of implementation. Can we tie these results to a greater impact?

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Telling Your Impact Story with Donor Statements

Connection Cafe

Donor statements can help you inform donors about the breadth of impact their donations have made, leading them to feel good about their choice to donate to your organization, and trust that any possible future gift will be handled the same.

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Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

Connection Cafe

It’s a big statement, a big goal. When you consider a goal like ending hunger, you have a couple of choices. You could either think, ‘That is way too big for me to wrap my mind around,’ or you can say, ‘That’s a big goal, and I can do something to move the needle, even by one tick.’.

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Guest Post on Care2 Frogloop: Designing Campaigns for Impact

Amy Sample Ward

Unfortunately, there are times when we lose focus on our ultimate goals for change and instead fixate on the campaign itself or let a concept for engagement overshadow our real calls to action. But how does it help you move closer to your goal?

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How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

Nonprofits Source

In this article, we’re going to share: Why nonprofits are investing in mobile giving to reach their fundraising goals. It’s no secret then that nonprofits are shifting their fundraising strategies towards online campaigns to meet their financial and marketing goals.

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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters can raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Teach Supporters to Fundraise and Provide Samples.

5 Ways to Use Crowdfunding to Rally Your #GivingTuesday Supporters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect and lead author of #GivingTuesday Ideas for 2018 , a new guide designed to equip and empower nonprofit professionals to achieve their #GivingTuesday goals. Triple your #GivingTuesday goal with a little help from your friends.

Donor Stewardship: Guiding Donors to The Next Level of Support

Connection Cafe

A supporter’s first few gifts might be occasional, or the donor might align directly in the major gifts category. However, by paying attention to trends in your donor database, you can begin finding supporter trends that will signal when a supporter is primed to take the next step.

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3 Big Ways Artificial Intelligence Impacts Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

If nonprofit demand is poised to ignite a revolution in the adoption and use of AI in back-office applications, the uprising will begin with the following three “skirmishes” – immediate and current impacts of AI on nonprofit administration: Routine Administrative Tasks.

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From Prospective Student to Active Alumni: Engagement Fosters Lifelong Support

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Engaged current student and future alumni supporter : My daughter gets very excited when she hears talk about the university she’s attending. After graduation next year, she plans on financially supporting and staying connected to her alma mater. Start Early and Never Stop Engaging .

Unlock Fans While Engaging Supporters Beyond Like, Share and Comment

Amy Sample Ward

The mystery of creating real impact using Facebook has eluded many organizations for years now. There are other examples of organizations finding some tricks and functionality that really help them make connections with supporters, and then Facebook changes the functionality.

Rolling Up Our Sleeves to Achieve Agenda 2030

Connection Cafe

Engaging employees – In order for companies to get their employees on board with initiatives, they need to understand the Sustainable Development Goals. Choosing and concentrating on a small number of initiatives empowers organizations to better track, measure, and make a greater impact.

How to Gain Support for Your Niche Organization

NonProfit Hub

If your nonprofit has a niche cause and you’ve been struggling to find new supporters, these tips could help. Put an emphasis on storytelling by using real names, avoiding fancy jargon and showing your donors the direct impact of their donations.

44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

NetWits

Turning your everyday supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Allow them to change their goal at any time.

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. What were your goals for engaging with them? How did you modify the game to match your community and goals?

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How to Define, Measure and Communicate Your Impact

NonProfit Hub

It’s hard to ramp up the good work you do if you don’t know how to concretely define, measure and communicate your impact to supporters. It’s important to learn how to share your efforts with the world, and even more important that you know just how big of an impact you’re making on the issue you’re trying to solve. Defining impact. Impact,” by definition, is the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another. Measuring impact.

Resolve to Improve – 7 Goals for Being Better in 2014

Connection Cafe

However, in thinking about our business of Arts and Culture, can we confidently say we put the same rigor towards our organizational goals and objectives? Based on the collaboration and consensus from the visioning exercise, define your goals and actions for the year. Successful organizations are using the following themes to set up their goals: 1. All staff members, regardless of role, need to understand the goals for the year.

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Platform Power: Scaling Impact

Museum 2.0

I value platforms for their power to scale impact. We believe that we can most effectively empower and bridge community members (our strategic goal) if we invite them to share their skills with each other. We ask them what their goals are for outreach and community connection.

Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation & Game

Amy Sample Ward

Presentation: Community-Driven Social Impact. This is the intersection or overlap of the community’s goals and your organization’s goals. Use 10 as the limit when you add up the numbers on the cards – those correspond to the equivalent capacity needed to support the use of the tool. Tags: presentation socialbysocial community building community driven social impact conference event game ncvs social by social social media strategy

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9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Last weekend, more than 1 million people marched around the globe as part of a worldwide protest, in support of women’s rights , immigration reform, health care reform, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights.

Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” After spending five years living and breathing networks and measurement and designing and delivering many, many nonprofit capacity building programs, my focus is going to be on how nonprofits can apply measurement and their networks to learn for impact.

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11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

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This conference brings together some of the top minds in nptech and gives attendees a chance to discuss what’s happening across the industry and share best practices for how to work smarter and create bigger, lasting impact with technology.

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Tech Impact Receives $200,000 Grant

TechImpact

Tech Impact’s Anthony Pisapia on left, and Patrick Calihan on right. Neighborhood Builder’s Award Tech Impact’s ITWorks program can continue helping at people like William Kendima achieve more, earn more, and make more change in their community.

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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study.

Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation, Case Studies, and Workshop

Amy Sample Ward

I had a really wonderful time, and the Community-Driven Social Impact session was terrific! Let’s start at the beginning: what is “community-driven social impact” anyway? It also requires capacity/staff to make connections and support the community.

Kicking off SOCAP16 at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

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Impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, and global NPOs come together with the goal of furthering social, environmental, and economically sustainable solutions. Impact investors fund organizations that sell products that lead to positive social outcomes.

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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. A solid digital strategy, aligned with business goals, can be a game changer. We wanted to know how organizations are planning to leverage communities to impact business in the future?

Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days. So I thought I’d share some details on how the exchange worked, and some insights the group learned that helped them increase their impact. What impact did all this have on communities?

Get Strategic in 2018: Turn Your Advocacy Supporters into Donors

Connection Cafe

Advocacy organizations are often lucky enough to have some of the most passionate supporters among all nonprofits. But while those strong feelings may easily translate into signed petitions or tweets in support, they don’t always immediately translate to donation dollars. So that begs the question: How can you motivate your supporters to also become your donors? Just be sure to explain why each of those is important to reaching your organization’s end goals.

Interview: Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink on the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Impact Challenge ” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives. I recently interviewed Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Head of Product Impact, who designed the challenged to learn more.

Your Small Staff Can Make a Big Impact Using Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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Others are combining their fundraising with a fitness challenge or some other personal goal or celebration. Donors may be impressed by the organization’s mission, impact or track record, and they make a contribution. Perhaps they have set a goal, and ideally they even have a personal reason for caring about the organization’s mission. You feel good about it, your friend appreciates your support, and the organization receives your contribution.

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SocialCoding4Good: Mobilizing Technology and Volunteerism for Transformative Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

While working alongside corporate social responsibility and innovation teams was part of our initial long-term vision, the immediate interest and active participation from the likes of Cisco, Google, HP, ThoughtWorks, and VMware has been tremendous, with very real impact. It turns out that leading tech companies are eager to have skills-based volunteer opportunities for their employees, especially those that advance social and humanitarian goals.

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Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time

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The goal is to provide the public, media outlets and participating organizations with locally vetted information about the hurricane’s impact from those living in the storm's path. Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina. BOULDER, Colo. —

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. by Dorie Wallace Vice President, Customer Support, Blackbaud. But until that happens, our support team wants every interaction to delight customers through friendly service and proactive problem-solving.

Small nonprofits, big impact

ASU Lodestar Center

What these organizations lack in size, however, they make up for in impact. Due to resource constraints, they often handle finances themselves, relying on part-time bookkeepers who aren’t deeply enmeshed in the organization’s strategic goals. posted by.

Tech Impact Helps Nonprofits Open a Door to the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Its goal is to bring together theory and academic research in the field of family science with practitioners who are working directly with families. " He joined NCFR in 2005 as an administrative assistant and is now the organization's primary IT person, supporting 15 staff members.

Holy Awesome – NTEN’s Impact Evaluation

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NTEN has just made public their IMPACT EVALUATION. To put NTEN’s mission and values into a position to guide our work, support program direction, and identify community focused strategies, we created our Theory of Change. . Evaluating NTEN’s Impact.

Designing Campaigns for Impact

Frogloop

Unfortunately, there are times when we lose focus on our ultimate goals for change and instead fixate on the campaign itself or let a concept for engagement overshadow our real calls to action. But how does it help you move closer to your goal?

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How can nonprofits embrace technology to achieve social impact?

ASU Lodestar Center

When individuals are not bogged down with minuscule tasks, they can channel energy into the goals of the organization, creating a better work-life balance and overall morale. Nonprofits have this mindset because their primary goal through these forms of communication is to generate donations.

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

Connection Cafe

The findings show that this form of high level, high impact volunteering is an effective pathway for companies to achieve their goals in advancing diversity and inclusion, and developing human capital for innovation, in addition to fostering economic development and achieving the U.N.

Research Friday: The Real Impact of Collective Impact

ASU Lodestar Center

Brian Spicker , Senior Vice President of Community Impact. This week, Brian Spicker of Valley of the Sun United Way sat down the with Center's Stephanie La Loggia for a short interview about the meaning of "collective impact." References. ^ [1] Collective Impact. posted by.