Measuring and Reporting Nonprofit Outcomes


Heart of Illinois United Way. Gina Edwards Heart of Illinois United Way Leadership measurement nptech nten Strategy Program Gina Edwards. VP, Marketing & Communications. Outcomes are not just visions or goals. They are specific changes or benefits that include a transformation in knowledge, attitudes, values, skills, behaviors or conditions. Outcome information and measurement are the not-for-profit equivalents of the for-profit industry's return on investment.


Nonprofit Profile: First Christian Church of Beardstown Illinois

Tech Soup Blog

The First Christian Church of Beardstown is a non-sectarian Christian church in rural west-central Illinois. Beardstown Illinois is an agricultural market town where farm products are loaded onto barges for transport on the Illinois River.

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Online Community Case Study: Illinois Park and Recreation Association's IPRA Online


One of my case studies is the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association, and I recently got a heads up from Dean Comber, Director of Operations at IPRA, with a press release on their new online community which they launched at the end of September. Here's a teaser for you. I've been conducting some interviews for case studies of associations using social media, which will appear as part of the Association Social Technologies Survey , which is coming out very soon.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Chicago, Illinois: Justice Data Lab: Unlocking Government Administrative Data. Chicago, Illinois: Knowledge Mapping for Greater Social Good. Chicago, Illinois: Is the Cloud Right for Your Nonprofit?

Association Membership Jobs This Week – January 19


Membership Director , CHIME – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an Illinois-based nonprofit membership organization (headquarters located in Ann Arbor, Michigan) serving Chief Information Officers and Senior Healthcare IT Executives.

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The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Illinois. Illinois charitable registration: $15. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

Shifting our Role in the Hub

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In May of 2008 when I joined The Lumpkin Family Foundation I was given the challenge to figure out how to develop a network to support the nonprofit capacity building work of The Foundation in downstate Illinois. Guest post from Annie Hernandez.

Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I came across a brain scan by Dr. Chuck Hillman from University of Illinois Neurocognitive Kinesiology Laboratory.

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TAACCCT Grantee Focus Group / Reception


We really appreciate the input from community college leaders from Ohio, Alabama, and Illinois--and we look forward to implementing their suggestions. On behalf of TAConnecT, VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter conducted a focus group at the AACC (American Association of Community Colleges) Convention: Igniting Innovation , and hosted a well attended networking reception.

16NTC Session Submissions Now Open


It's that time again to start the process of gathering session proposals from the NTEN Community to help inform the program for the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference (16NTC) in San Jose, California on March 23-25. So whether you have a few sessions you would like to present or some great ideas to suggest for community voting and have others present, we want to hear from you! Submissions will be accepted May 18 - June 26, 2015. >>

The Environmental Case for Remanufactured IT

Tech Soup Blog

The University of Illinois Sustainable Electronics Initiative estimates that each PC or mobile phone contains about half the periodic table. At TechSoup, we love to supply good, solid, low-cost refurbished or remanufactured IT equipment to nonprofits and libraries.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Chicago, Illinois: " Weeving"­ Nonprofits, People, and Companies. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change.

Wired Campus: After Shooting, Students Connect Through Facebook -

AFP Blog

Wired Campus: After Shooting, Students Connect Through Facebook - "After Shooting, Students Connect Through FacebookIn the wake of the shooting at Northern Illinois University, numerous groups commemorating the event have already cropped up on Facebook.On one of the largest groups, “Pray for Northern Illinois University Students and Families,” hundreds of students from different

We Want YOU to Help Scale Up Mobile for the Common Good

Tech Soup Blog

"They not only lowered our monthly mobile bill by more than 25 percent, they provided a better network, better care and aligned our mission with our mobile," said Michael Banghart, executive director, RSSI, Chicago, Illinois.

A Jargon-Free Guide to Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3C)

NonProfit Hub

Illinois. So you want to start an organization that benefits a specific cause. Great! That’s why we’re here: to help you navigate this confusing sector simply saturated with content, ideas and innovation. But wait—should you really be starting a nonprofit?

Give Central Survey Report | 2015 Predictions for Nonprofit Giving | Miratel Solutions

AFP Blog

Via Blog Give Central Survey Report | 2015 Predictions for Nonprofit Giving | Miratel Solutions : "Today’s report is the ‘Give Central Survey Report | 2015 Predictions for Nonprofit Giving’ and is compiled by out of Chicago, Illinois.

Comfort vs. Action: The Internal Debate

ASU Lodestar Center

Laura earned an MA in Organizational Communication from University of Colorado at Boulder (2007) and a BA in Communication from University of Illinois at Chicago (2004). posted by. Laura E. Tan , University Service Learning /. AmeriCorps Coordinator. ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Government contracts and nonprofit organizations: Problems and solutions

ASU Lodestar Center

implemented contracting reform collaborative task forces successfully: Connecticut, Hawai’i, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Texas. posted by Jeremy Higbee , Freelance Writer.

A simple, but profound, change in how we think about volunteers

ASU Lodestar Center

She has also worked as the Director of Volunteer Services for health systems in Iowa, Ohio, and Illinois and as a Special Projects Manager for Points of Light/HandsOn Network. posted by Lisa Humenik. President , Sigma Kappa National Housing Corporation. Faculty Associate.

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Research Friday: Government contracting part II: Adapting in an era of less

ASU Lodestar Center

States including Hawaii, Illinois, New York, Maine, and many others have developed task forces on government contracting. posted by. Anjali Deshmukh , Associate Director. Angela Francis , Senior Associate. Nonprofit Finance Fund. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a.

Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

Illinois. . . What is the EFSLMP? The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program is an initiative from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, a division of the Department of Labor. . Purpose of EFSLMP.

Yes, I wear a suit sometimes

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I keynoted the Illinois Computing Educators - ICE conference recently, and someone posted a picture on Flickr. It's fun to go out and tell stories to hundreds of people. Mainly, I talk about where Benetech comes from.

Open Source and the Promise of Sustainable Nutrition Security

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Recently I had the opportunity to get introduced to Gerald Nelson , senior climate change researcher and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Competitor Accuses Cancer Charity of Not Playing Fair in Pepsi Philanthropy Contest - Give and Take - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Competitor Accuses Cancer Charity of Not Playing Fair in Pepsi Philanthropy Contest - Give and Take - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation's recent involvement in the Pepsi Refresh Contest has drawn criticism from supporters of an Illinois elementary school who claim Kanzius gathered votes in a way that

Coming to Your Town, The Art of Relevance in Hand

Museum 2.0

Co-pilot sadly not attending these events. One of the basic criteria for relevance has to do with effort. The more effort it takes to attain an experience, the less relevant it will feel--even if you know it will be meaningful.

Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

Mobile Commons

In September, LEAD announced that the Text-a-Tip program would be expanded to all communities in Lake County, Illinois. Text messaging is the go-to means of communication for teenagers.

TechSoup Global Goes to Congress (Again)

Tech Soup Blog

The event was organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and hosted by Congressional members: Randy Hultgren (Illinois), Chaka Fattah (Pennsylvania), Ben Ray Lujan (New Mexico), and Alan Nunnelee (Mississippi).

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Consulting is Proud to support the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy


States participating in the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy are: California Hawaii Illinois New Mexico Ohio Oklahoma West Virginia VisionLink is proud to partner with the Complete College America and believe that “We all work better by working together”.

Don’t worry, just do it | CoolData blog

AFP Blog

Peter Wylie and I are each just back home, having presented at the fall conference of the Illinois chapter of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA-IL), hosted at Loyola University Chicago. Don’t worry, just do it | CoolData blog : "People trying to learn how to do predictive modelling on the job often need only one thing to get them to the next stage: Some reassurance that what they are doing is valid.

Cooperative squeezes out a profit by marrying high-tech, nonprofits

AFP Blog

Cooperative squeezes out a profit by marrying high-tech, nonprofits: "Cooperative squeezes out a profit by marrying high-tech, nonprofitsby Carolyne YuAug 01, 2007TECHCOOP_jimcranerCarolyne Yu/MedillThe Illinois Technology Cooperative's Jim Craner works in the comfort of his home.Jim Craner found his first love, computer technology, early on.

UIC working on making virtual chats a reality | Chicago Tribune

AFP Blog

Now, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are at work. UIC working on making virtual chats a reality | Chicago Tribune: "In five or six years, you probably will be able to chat face-to-face with your favorite actor, musician or politician whenever you feel like it.The technology for such virtual, three-dimensional visits mostly exists or is being developed by video game companies.

Webinar: Converting Prospects to Multichannel Gold


Adam holds a BA in Economics from Southern Illinois University and lives in Washington, DC. Not sure how much your online supporters are worth? Thinking there may be a better way to maximize their value? Frustrated at internal barriers to multichannel integration? If so, this webinar is for you. Multichannel donors are gold. Annual revenues are often 4x that of direct mail only donors, with higher retention and much better net.

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

Tech Soup Blog

Chicago, Illinois: Social Media for Social Impact: Building Your Brand and Engaging the Community. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in physical space.

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Department Produces Complete College America’s National STEM Careers Academy


This Academy, the 13th Completion Academy produced for CCA by VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage department over the past five years, included teams from Massachusetts, Idaho, Illinois, Ohio, and the District of Columbia.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

Tech Soup Blog

Chicago, Illinois: Social Media for Social Impact: Fundraising and Customer Relationship Management. (Please visit the site to view this video). NetSquared DC's Roshani Kothari on why she loves NetSquared.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm between speaking four times in Illinois on Friday (will blog about that soon) and heading to Washington DC today (Sunday) for three days of meetings around Bookshare and social entrepreneurship.

Member Round Up: Brain science in fundraising, website tips, and Do Good Data 2013!


Do Good Data 2013 is in Chicago, Illinois this August. Flickr: chotda This week''s Member Round Up draws from all corners of the sector in both region and topic, from the energy in the streets of Brazil to Facebook contests and assistive technology used by the Bridge School--see what the nptech community''s been up to!

Environmental Case for Refurbished IT Equipment

Tech Soup Blog

The University of Illinois Sustainable Electronics Initiative estimates that each PC or mobile phone contains about half the periodic table. One of our missions at TechSoup Global is to supply low-cost refurbished IT equipment to nonprofits and libraries.

Tell Your Community's Story with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Chicago, Illinois: Peer-to-Peer Learning Experience: Mission-Driven Digital Storytelling. With less than two weeks to go, TechSoup’s Storymakers campaign is roaring along.

QuickBooks Keeps Kantorei Singing

Tech Soup Blog

Located in northern Illinois, this nonsectarian organization welcomes participants from all walks of life regardless of background, creed, socioeconomic status, or prior skill. Kantorei: The Singing Boys of Rockford, IL is a musical education nonprofit serving boys between the ages of 6 to 18.