How Small & Medium Enterprises Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals

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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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5 Keys for Achieving your Organization’s Goals

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Many organizations take a step back at the end of the year to set their strategic goals, define their annual budget and inspire their team with a vision for the future year. While it’s a little tougher to squash the optimism of vision-chasing social change professionals, there are some common traps that organizations fall into that derail their ability to march towards their most important goals. At Common Impact , we take goal setting and goal achieving seriously.

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

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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

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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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Google Analytics for Nonprofits: The 3 Analytics Goals Every Nonprofit Must Track

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Regardless, setting up the right goals in your Google Analytics account will give you insight into your audiences, and your nonprofit website performance. The best nonprofit websites show impact. What are Google Analytics goals? Duration Goals. Event goals.

3 Website Tips to Support Your Virtual Fundraising Efforts

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With more of your donor engagement taking place online due to social distancing guidelines, it’s a good time to take a look at your nonprofit’s website and determine if it’s doing all it can to support your virtual fundraising efforts. Aligning web content with your mission and goals.

4 bbcon 2019 Takeaways to Help You Maximize Your Foundation’s Impact in 2020

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In this post, I’ll highlight four of the key takeaways identified by our attendees as being the most critical to positioning their foundations for greater impact in 2020. bbcon Takeaway #3: Impact measurement must be baked into the culture of your foundation .

3 Big Ways Artificial Intelligence Impacts Nonprofits

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

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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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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) / Fort Meyers, FL/ $445. Learn about new and proposed accounting and auditing standards and how they will impact not-for-profit entities and their auditors. The IMPACT Conference. The IMPACT Conference.

How Nonprofits Can Use Behavioral Science to Engage Supporters on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The pandemic has drastically altered the ways nonprofits interact with their supporters. Without in-person events, nonprofits are turning to digital and social media to fundraise and grow their supporter base. Campaigns that inform supporters of how similar people compare to them (i.e.

How Micro-Donations Can Make a Big Impact for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Time over time, we’ve seen what nonprofit communities can do when we rally together to support a cause. While big donors can have a significant impact on your organization, you should also focus your efforts on small donors. 1) Tell supporters exactly what their donation will support.

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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Blogging to Support Policy Goals: MomsRising Shares Lessons Learned

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Regardless of the tool we’re using, the team at MomsRising is committed to deepening and broadening the conversation around public policy issues that impact families in our country. Goals. Flickr Photo by Vox Photo.

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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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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.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

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With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals.

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Donor Stewardship: Guiding Donors to The Next Level of Support

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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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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.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

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Your plan should include a timeline, a list of the tactics you plan to implement, and a summary of your goals broken down by how they will be achieved. effective digital testing wherever possible, to fine-tune your messaging and maximize its impact with your audience.

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Platform Power: Scaling Impact

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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.

Nonprofit Partners may be your Ticket to the Golden Age of Social Impact

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We are creating, thriving and demanding more from our favorite brands, our employers, and our government during what might just be the Golden Age of Social Impact. Golden Ticket to the Golden Age.

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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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44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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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.

Resolve to Improve – 7 Goals for Being Better in 2014

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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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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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Rolling Up Our Sleeves to Achieve Agenda 2030

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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.

5 Ways to Use Crowdfunding to Rally Your #GivingTuesday Supporters

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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.

How to Gain Support for Your Niche Organization

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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How to Define, Measure and Communicate Your Impact

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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.

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.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

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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.

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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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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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?

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

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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.

How Social Good Organizations Can Build Community at a Social Distance

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Many of you are providing frontline support for impacted people with meals, financial help, and other vital services. Many others are working toward your amazing missions while trying to connect with your supporters in this new social distancing environment.

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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. —