Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

Connection Cafe

How do you demonstrate tangible impact so they don’t think of you as a form of entertainment but rather as an essential part of the community? Check out our latest infographic below on the impact a donation to an arts organization makes on the local community.

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All Facets of the Impact Investing Field at SOCAP16

Connection Cafe

At the forefront of strategies is impact investing. From the plenary speech alone, it was clear how much the impact investing field has evolved. But, impact investing means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The Path to Effective Impact Investing.

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5 Tips to Boost Support for Your Organization on #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

As a fundraising organization, consider these tips to maximize online donations, broaden your identity, and increase your base of supporters and volunteers! #1: 4: Specify giving levels – NOT ending in zeros – and let donors know how their donation makes an impact.

Contemplating Boulder and Social Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Boulder and seeing the winter beauty of the place right after a big snowfall as well as of connecting with many people excited about social impact. Social enterprise. Technology. Contemplation.

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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.

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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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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How Small & Medium Enterprises Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals

Connection Cafe

As we celebrate Global Goals Week , a time dedicated to raising awareness and inspiring action in support of the SDGs during the United Nations General Assembly, I can’t help but think of the progress that has been made, the work that still needs to be done and the untapped potential of small and medium enterprises (SME) everywhere.

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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.

Social Tools Help Nonprofits Identify Potential Supporters

TechImpact

The internet is a big place, and it can be hard to find people who understand your message and support your cause. As reported in a post from Socialbrite, a new application … Continued The post Social Tools Help Nonprofits Identify Potential Supporters appeared first on Tech Impact.

Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits Can Leverage Data and Technology for Impact

Connection Cafe

To enhance impact, foundations and nonprofits should leverage their data through platforms like Guidestar, Algorhythm, and Blackbaud Outcomes. Additionally, tools and technology can help support and grow partnerships. How can we all agree that we are running towards the same impacts?

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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.

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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5 Ways to Use Crowdfunding to Rally Your #GivingTuesday Supporters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Crowdfunding can be especially successful among a social-savvy demographic because a share or a like doesn’t cost supporters a cent. Crowdfunding is a great way to rally your supporters around your cause by encouraging them to get their friends on board, too!

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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From Prospective Student to Active Alumni: Engagement Fosters Lifelong Support

Connection Cafe

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 .

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. Foundations can fund a variety of projects that support technology: purchasing actual hardware, helping them choose software, building technology skills, or providing direct technology help.

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.

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . Note from Beth: Amy Neumann recently attended the Blockchain for Impact gathering in Toronto last month with 1200 attendees from dozens of countries.

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Tech Impact Announces Strategic Partnership With OneNFP

TechImpact

Tech Impact’s overarching mission continues […]. The post Tech Impact Announces Strategic Partnership With OneNFP appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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Econ 201: Macro Influences Impacting Micro Fundraising

Connection Cafe

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. The Index serves as a good proxy for measuring the growth and decline of personal wealth, and can thereby be a key indicator for how much financial support wealthy donors are able to give to charities.

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.

7 Tips For Building Nonprofit Supporter Profiles

TechImpact

Therefore each individual relationship, interaction, and correspondence with these supporters is vital to a nonprofit’s overall sustainability. Celia Astheimer, a CRM Consultant at Tech Impact, helps nonprofits find sustainable solutions for managing their growing supporter database.

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.

How to Broadcast Your Impact with Facebook Live

Connection Cafe

In short, nonprofits can now more deeply connect donors to moments of impact—immediately as they happen! Use Facebook Live to support and enhance your current strategy. Fold Facebook Live into your strategy by asking these questions: Where and when does impact happen?

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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Platform Power: Scaling Impact

Museum 2.0

I value platforms for their power to scale impact. And then we support and empower them to lead workshops and festivals and projects on our site. Platforms can accommodate lots of partners and support them taking the projects in new directions.

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?

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.

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.

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. Patrick Callihan, Executive Director, Tech Impact. To learn more about Tech Impact, please visit ITWorks.org.

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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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.

Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation & Game

Amy Sample Ward

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. Tags: presentation socialbysocial community building community driven social impact conference event game ncvs social by social social media strategy Today I had the great pleasure and honor of presenting at the National Conference on Service and Volunteering.

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

Connection Cafe

How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support. Make Your Pitch Relevant, Timely and Impactful. We directly tied the fact they thought the issue was important enough that they signed the petition to this new impactful opportunity to deliver them.

How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive Impact – Guest Post by Simon Mainwaring. Nonprofits do critical work in their communities and around the world and, in so doing, build the awareness of their brands to scale their impact.

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

Connection Cafe

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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The Business Impact of Twitter

Connection Cafe

The following post is an excerpt from Constant Contact's "The Business Impact of Twitter: It’s Come a Long Way [New Data]" by Josh Mendelsohn , originally posted October 20, 2011. Author: Guest Blogger.

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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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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.

Last-Minute Gift Guide for Social Impact

Amy Sample Ward

This year, I thought about my options, and decided to try something a bit different: giving gifts that support others. Supporting local businesses. Supporting real crafters. Supporting real impact.

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