How to Create a Sustainable Volunteer Program

NonProfit Hub

That’s why establishing a sustainable, organized and engaging volunteer program should be one of your organization’s top priorities. Ask your volunteers to perform purposeful tasks and help them visualize their impact through goal-setting.

6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017

Connection Cafe

As nonprofit leaders look ahead and think about how to significantly expand the impact of their advocacy campaigns, there is one key tactic that may be your secret to punching above your weight: Supporter-Led Campaigns. You Reach New Supporters.

How to Create a Highly Successful Major Gifts Program

Connection Cafe

Without management support, gift officers will work with the most accessible donors and then move o n—the industry’s h igh turnover and low visit rate reflects this norm. . What tools and information are needed to manage a major gifts program most effectively? . T here’s a shared understanding amongst all stakeholders about the many complicated processes which support the donor pipeline. The Problem: .

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How Corporate Volunteering Programs Benefit Everyone

Connection Cafe

In addition to attractive employee perks, building transformative employee volunteer and giving programs and embedding them within the organizational culture is key to promoting happy employees who stay with their companies. Be sure the program has impact.

Building Impact Fundraising Capacity

Connection Cafe

Jamie Forbes of Opus Advisers and Alexandra Urbanowski of New Hampshire Public Radio helped attendees understand the value of building a brand within the nonprofit space and how it can impact fundraising. Measurement is essential to understand your impact.

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13 Students Graduate ITWorks Fall 2013 Program

TechImpact

It’s the December 19 graduation of the Fall 2013 cohort of the Information Technology Workforce Program (“ITWorks”) program. ITWorks is run by Tech Impact, a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits leverage technology to make a greater impact.

Platform Power: Scaling Impact

Museum 2.0

I value platforms for their power to scale impact. Traditionally, museums and cultural organizations offer programs. Each program has a fixed cost, and expanding that program means expanding that cost. Even a smash hit program is hard to scale up in this model.

Capacity Commons: A New Tool for Pro Bono Support

Connection Cafe

Common Impact research indicates that 90% of nonprofits report needing more volunteer support and more than 72% believe that they could increase their impact through skills-based volunteers. Those of us who work in the nonprofit sector know that the capacity gap is real.

4 Essential Steps for Growing Higher Ed Scholarship Programs

Connection Cafe

These programs are possible because of generous donations to scholarship funds. Fundraising is essential to the growth of any scholarship program, but it can be challenging to come up with fresh ideas that resonate with donors and prospects. So today, I’d like to take you through the four essential steps of successful scholarship fundraising and share some ideas that can help you receive transformative gifts for your scholarship programs.

Five Reasons Why Every Nonprofit Needs a Sustained Giving Program

Connection Cafe

Unlike installment giving, this financial commitment is ongoing and not typically designated for a particular program or organizational goal. In fact, he says, the lifetime revenue of these supporters is 600 to 800 percent higher than annual giving donors. Sustained giving.

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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.

7 Keys to an Effective Social Media Ambassador Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These are people who want to help amplify your message to increase your impact, share their passion, and recruit others to join the cause. . 7 Keys to an Effective Social Media Ambassador Program. Here’s a list of 13 programs you may find useful.

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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Performing Arts Fundraising: How to Target Life-Long Supporters

Connection Cafe

And they are willing to do this with the hope that these new ticket buyers will become life-long supporters. With the high cost of acquiring a new supporter, it becomes even more important to retain them so you can realize the benefits of this initial investment.

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How Can You Grow Your Sustained Giving Program?

Connection Cafe

In fact, despite careful planning , your sustainer program may eventually hit a plateau—making it seem nearly impossible to raise more money or acquire more donors. If prospective constituents can’t find it, they can’t join your sustained giving program. If you build it, they will come.

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Using National Doctors’ Day to Cultivate Your Grateful Patient Program

Connection Cafe

Some offer a year-round program touting, “Every day is Doctors’ Day,” offering continuous opportunities for special recognition. Development offices that are getting serious about their Grateful Patient programs are seeking the engagement of physicians. Promote and track the program!

Why And How to Manage Your Volunteer Program Professionally

Connection Cafe

So let’s take it step by step and look at why and how to manage your volunteer program professionally: 1. Delegation is one of the most important aspects in managing organizations or programs. Provide support through sharing knowledge, information, and plans with them.

The Impact of Tech Capacity Support

Idealware

But even a small investment in your grantees’ technology can have a large impact on their missions.”. The above quote comes directly from our report, A Funders Guide to Supporting Nonprofit Technology: 10 Ways to Build Your Grantees'' Technical Savvy. These foundations have decided that funding for programs, while valuable and essential, can’t be maximized if a nonprofit’s technology is not on solid ground.

4 Keys to Engaging Employees in Your Company’s Matching Gifts Program

Connection Cafe

The portfolio of programs my colleagues from other companies and I craft and offer fellow employees are meant to teach, to provide opportunities to engage with others and to be stepping stones on individualized paths toward good. But one of my favorite programs is what I’d call a building block of any give-back program – matching gifts. And it’s what I’ve seen unfold at Blackbaud after we launched our matching gift program.

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Seven Steps to Ensuring a Successful Sustained Giving Program

Connection Cafe

But, there’s a big difference between understanding its importance and actually creating a successful recurring giving program. However, you and your staff must commit to investing the time and talent needed to develop the program. What is the impact of a $5, $10, or $50 monthly gift?

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7 Tips for Building a Healthcare Fundraising Program

Connection Cafe

I honestly don’t know how to build a full fundraising program.”. Many organizations are also realizing that it is time to expand into a true fundraising program. There are many ways to start or build a robust philanthropy program. “All I do is special events.

Econ 201: Macro Influences Impacting Micro Fundraising

Connection Cafe

As a fundraiser, you are well aware of your internal program’s performance metrics. Tax policy, and its impact on charitable deductions. Interest rates, and their impact on saving vs. spending. Unemployment rates, and their impact on donor numbers. Population growth, and its impact on the pool of potential donors. Changes in average gift sizes, donor retention rates, and revenue can all be tracked back to changes in your campaign strategies.

10 Best Practices for a Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The nature of why a supporter chooses to fundraise for your nonprofit is most likely a personal one. Peer-to-peer fundraising is a type of crowdfunding when you, a nonprofit, invite your supporters to set up personal fundraisers connected to an event or campaign on your nonprofit’s behalf.

Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map is a trove of information on what nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup-procured IT to further their missions. Support for Autistic Children in the U.S. Childhood Cancer Support in Canada.

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ITWorks: Your Support Changes Lives

TechImpact

” Upon graduating with dual certifications, and one of the highest grades in the class, William secured an entry-level help desk support position with IPR International. 4,000 changes a student’s life forever by covering the entire cost for one student to complete the program.

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. case studies 11ntc case study cdsi community community driven social impact interview workshop

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How to Grow Offline Support by Executing Stronger Online Strategies

Connection Cafe

With proper planning and execution, a stronger online fundraising and marketing strategy can grow all of your avenues of offline support. While I could have easily come up with 20 ideas and tactics for building a sustainable pipeline of support, I narrowed it down to 6.

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. No matter how much you give or to whom, the important thing is to support those organizations whose tireless work is striving for a world you want to live in. The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated.

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? Looking for additional resources like this?

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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3 Reasons You’ve Got to Have a Leadership Annual Giving Program

Connection Cafe

Leadership annual giving programs are designed to bridge the gap between annual giving and major giving. Annual giving and major giving are both stronger with the help of an integrated leadership annual giving program. Constant turnover impacts fundraising results.

How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

The Leap Ambassadors Community is a group of nonprofit leaders who are passionate about “inspiring, motivating and supporting nonprofit and public sector leaders (and their stakeholders) to build great organizations for great societal impact.”.

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How Can Systematic Evaluation of a Volunteer Program Positively Impact an Organization?

ASU Lodestar Center

Evaluating volunteer programs within nonprofit organizations is a key step in continual improvement and data collection. Evaluating a volunteer program is exactly like evaluating any other program.

Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

Connection Cafe

How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support. As the person responsible for leading ACS CAN’s digital program for the past 10 years (they called it eAdvocacy when I first started), I’ve always been very clear in my mission—use the online to build the offline.

Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation & Game

Amy Sample Ward

The presentation focused on 4 strategic steps, 3 sets of best practices, and a few case studies for creating programs, services, content, and campaigns in a community-driven process. Presentation: Community-Driven Social Impact. 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.

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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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How Corporate Social Responsibility Programs Improve Employee Satisfaction

Givinga

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs are a great way to achieve this, directly impacting employee satisfaction. This post offers three key ways corporate social responsibility programs work to improve employee satisfaction. America is in the midst of a labor shortage.

Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

Amy Sample Ward

Read the complete article, "From Outcomes to Impact," by subscribing to the journal for free! ]. The first step in starting to measure your impact is to identify the major outcomes that you want to examine. resources strategy change guestpost impact leaders nten ntenchange

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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.

Using Data to Develop Your Alumni Engagement Program: Lessons from UCLA

Connection Cafe

These four themes have helped us engineer our engagement program to be interactive and serve our alumni. Without a tool of record, it was next to impossible to aggregate all our information, measure our impact, and share success with the board or outside stakeholders.

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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.

Guest Post on Care2 Frogloop: Designing Campaigns for Impact

Amy Sample Ward

When we do that, we can compromise the relationship we have with our supporters and donors, and limit our capacity for building momentum towards action and a movement for our cause. How do you evaluate your programs and services? campaigns issues goals impact metrics strategy

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