Welcome to the Visionlink Community: Indiana 2-1-1

VisionLink

Visionlink is proud to welcome another new customer, Indiana 2-1-1. These good folks have created a statewide solution that helps Hoosiers across Indiana find the local resources they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Welcome aboard Indiana Additionally, aggregated and non-identified data is collected to assist communities in assessing needs and allocating resources.

11-year-old uses social media to solicit donations - The Indiana Gazette Online: Home & Lifestyle

AFP Blog

11-year-old uses social media to solicit donations - The Indiana Gazette Online: Home & Lifestyle : Bailey, who used to attend Bonsack Elementary School, isn't knocking on doors or setting up a lemonade stand to raise money. This is the 21st century and she uses social media and the click of a mouse to solicit donations. Bailey, whose Twitter handle is @littlechuckfan, uses the platform to connect with fans, actors and writers of the former prime-time TV series "Chuck

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Erika D. Smith: Created in Indiana, app for nonprofits is an encouraging sign | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

AFP Blog

Smith: Created in Indiana, app for nonprofits is an encouraging sign | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com : hillon found himself chatting with city officials looking for a way to do something with the stagnant EngageIndy program to boost volunteerism in the community. Erika D.

Nonprofit Research Collaborative Releases First Report | Nonprofit.

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The coalition includes the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , GuideStar USA , the Foundation Center , the Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics , the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Blackbaud. The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University surveyed relief agencies receiving funds and estimates a total of $1.8

Nucleus named data analytics solution of the Association Laboratory Research Alliance

Gravitate

Indiana SAE. Gravitate Solutions is pleased to report that Nucleus has been named the official data analytics solution for the Association Laboratory Research Alliance.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 191: How Households Make Giving Decisions

sgEngage

In today’s episode, you’ll learn more about that process as you listen to Jeannie Sager and Jaquie Ackerman of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, part of the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, talk about this year’s Women Give report.

Wild Apricot Blog : Online Donations: Survey Shows Potential for Growth

Wild Apricot

The Core of Any Good Nonprofit Story – Struggle and Overcoming

Bloomerang

and Indianapolis-based nonprofit that fosters community programs in Indiana for the terminally ill, seniors, families and the home-bound. Imagine a story where someone was born, everything went perfectly from beginning to end, and then the story was over. Where is the intrigue?

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Strategic Communication: External Nonprofit Communication

Bloomerang

and Indianapolis-based nonprofit that fosters community programs in Indiana for the terminally ill, seniors, families and the home-bound.

Nonprofit Content Creation: Back-To-The Basics of the Writing Process

Bloomerang

and Indianapolis-based nonprofit that fosters community programs in Indiana for the terminally ill, seniors, families and the home-bound. The Writing Process. So, you want to write new content; or maybe you need to write new content.

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VisionLink

We have a busy year ahead, supporting new solutions in Washington (State 2-1-1 and Crisis Connections), Indiana (Real Services as well as the entire AAAA network across the state), a new Addiction Recovery site for Wisconsin 2-1-1, converting jmany current customers to our new platform, and and thousands and thousands of Social Determinant Assessments. February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day ! The next time you need help finding services go to 211.org , or dial 2-1-1.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

eSchoolNews just did a very nice story about Bookshare.org and schools with quotes from teachers and Margaret Londergan at Indiana University. Bookshare.org is moving quickly to expand in serving the needs of students. Bookshare.org offers 17,000 royalty-free texts

OFBCI: One Stop Shop Portal

AFP Blog

OFBCI: One Stop Shop Portal : Seeking to provide a single location where Indiana nonprofits can access information from varying agencies within state government, the One Stop Shop Web Portal is the first place Indiana's Faith-Based and Community-Based organizations should go to access information about opportunities like

Conference Participants Crowd Source for a Good Cause - Resource Center - AFP

AFP Blog

Conference Participants Crowd Source for a Good Cause - Resource Center - AFP : "n Sunday afternoon of the AFP International Fundraising Conference, BJ Bischoff (consultant and AFP Master Trainer) and Nathan Hand (director of advancement at The Oaks Academy and president of the AFP Indiana Chapter) presented a session about winning crowd-sourced charity voting contests." ''via Blog this

How Organizations Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An animal shelter in Muncie, Indiana, took advantage of that excitement by allowing players to walk dogs while getting their steps in. Kayla Matthews is a researcher, writer and blogger covering topics related to technology, smart gadgets, the future of work and personal productivity. She is the owner and editor of ProductivityTheory.com and ProductivityBytes.com. Fundraising is and will always be a necessity for nonprofit organizations, but times have changed — and so has the technology.

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Virtual Board Meetings: The Quick Guide for Nonprofits

Top Nonprofits

He is also the founder of two nonprofits, The Speak Easy and Musical Family Tree, as well as a board member of United Way of Central Indiana and ProAct. Jeb is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Muslim Giving 101: An Introduction for Fundraisers & Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It is this idea that propels the work of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. By Rafia Khader , Program Manager at the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and Managing Editor of the Journal of Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society. Faith and giving are intrinsically tied with one another.

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Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Published by Indiana University. The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. The data can be used to help your nonprofit craft a technology and fundraising strategic plan. If you would like to suggest a report be added to the list, please post the name and a link to the report in a comment below. Most of the reports listed are based on U.S.

24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Published by Indiana University. The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. The data can be used to help your nonprofit craft a technology and fundraising strategic plan. If you would like to suggest a report be added to the list, please post the name and a link to the report in a comment below. Most of the reports listed are based on U.S.

Great reads from around the web on October 25th

Amy Sample Ward

" Women Give 2010 | Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University – "Women at virtually every income level are more likely to give to charity and to give more money on average than their male counterparts, after controlling for education, income and other factors that influence giving, new research from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University finds.

Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Published by Indiana University. The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. The data can be used to help your nonprofit craft a technology and fundraising strategic plan. If you would like to suggest a report be added to the list, please post the name and a link to the report in a comment below. Most of the reports listed are based on U.S.

Charities open their finances to donors via smartphone apps – USATODAY.com

AFP Blog

Other states are likely to follow, says Patrick Rooney, executive director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University Charities open their finances to donors via smartphone apps – USATODAY.com : Potential donors in New Jersey and Washington state can already check out charities on their smartphones before they write checks.

Nonprofit Audit 101

The NonProfit Times

Nonprofit Audit 101: A Guide to The Fundamentals and More is a quick guide for nonprofit finance leaders and executive leaders, providing key fundamentals and know-how, first class best practices, and insight into how to optimize the nonprofit audit process at your organization.

Know Your Numbers: #GivingTuesday | Case Foundation

AFP Blog

Know Your Numbers: #GivingTuesday | Case Foundation : "So that’s why this year in celebration of #GivingTuesday, the Case Foundation is excited to partner with Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy to support research efforts to identify outcomes from #GivingTuesday and its implications for overall donation trends.

We say good-bye to our dear friend Jon Baldivieso

GroundWire

For the past two years Jon has been the Program Manager for our web team, which is spread out from Portland to Seattle to Indiana. Matt Yoder (the Indiana part of the web team) said, “Jon has been a big proponent of our web team knowledge sharing meetings and has pushed us to make the extra effort to share things we learn at conferences, from projects, etc. After eight years of top-notch work, along with generous portions of wry wit, Jon Baldivieso is moving on from Groundwire.

Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership: A Reflection

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the pleasure of attending one of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter’s continuing education luncheons. This blog by Willie Matis was originally posted on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter blog. . A huge shoutout goes to JGA (Johnson Grossnickle & Associates) , for not only putting on a great series for AFP Indiana, but saving this great group for last.

Tech Planning Tips for Every Nonprofit or Library

Tech Soup Blog

Julie Elmore, library director, Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library (Indiana). Julie Elmore is the library director of the Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library in Indiana and its only full-time employee. Julie actually didn't have much choice in the matter anyway; the library was required to have one by the state of Indiana. Here is the template (automatic download) that Julie used from the Indiana State Library.

TechSoup Honors Unsung Heroes

Tech Soup Blog

I'd like you to meet Kerry Thomson at Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, Indiana; Lori Chidgey of Corazon Ministries in San Antonio, Texas; Betty Martin of Cape Girardeau Public Library in Missouri; and the late Rory Foster of the Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Kerry Thomson at Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, Indiana. Kerry Thomson is retiring this month as president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County in central Indiana.

Great reads from around the web on January 24th

Amy Sample Ward

" New Research Proves the Business Case for Product Giving : PitchEngine : Get the Word Out™ – "New research from Indiana University concludes that businesses can do well by doing good through product philanthropy. The study, released today by Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), provides the first detailed examination of the return on investment for donating merchandise as opposed to liquidating or destroying it."

[VIDEO] How to Tap Into Gen Y & Z Donors

Bloomerang

Dominique Calixte will equip you with the knowledge and resources to include Millennials and Gen Z in your fundraising strategy successfully. Full Transcript: Steven: Okay, Dom. I got 3:00 Eastern. Is it okay if I go ahead and get this party started officially?

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5 Interesting Facts from the Giving USA 2011 Report

sgEngage

The Giving USA 2011 report is out and the team at The Giving USA Foundation and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University have given plenty of data and statistics to sift through. I’ve pulled out five interesting facts that might get overlooked in all the fuss about the high level findings. Total charitable giving has increased in current dollars in every year since tracking began in 1954 with the exception of three: 1987, 2008, and 2009.

Local, Sustainable, Daverill.

GroundWire

Oh sure, the job has changed dramatically; from managing a small group of hardware experts to managing our worldwide empire of consultants, from Seattle to Portland to Goshen, Indiana. (We This is Dave when he started at ONE/Northwest (now Groundwire) way back in February 2002. This is Dave now. Do you see what a decade at Groundwire has done to him?

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2012 Membership Appreciation Month: Week 2 Winners!

NTEN

For the daily drawing from the database for a bag stuffed with NTEN goodies: Anne Schaum Alberta Eco Trust NPAdvisors.com Russell Foszcz For our two weekly winners who will each receive a one-month database pass from Foundation Center : for the most #NTENThanks tweets: Chris Tuttle, [link] for participating in a webinar: Beth Krudop, Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for being members of NTEN!

Giving USA Releases Report on 2011 Philanthropy

sgEngage

The Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , has released Giving USA 2012: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2011. Below are some key findings and information from the 57th annual report. Key Findings: Total estimated charitable giving in the United States increased 4.0% in 2011 from 2010 to $298.42 billion in contributions (0.9% adjusted for inflation).

New Study: Donations Grow at Slow Pace

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At this rate, philanthropic giving would not recover until 2022, said Patrick Rooney, Executive Director of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, which coordinates the Giving USA study. Nonprofits raised $298.4 billion in 2011, according Giving USA, one of the largest studies conducted in the nonprofit sector. While $298.4 billion might seem like a lot of money, it’s only about 2% of the GDP.

Alumnus' largess to Butler includes one Big Dawg | IndyStar.com

AFP Blog

Alumnus' largess to Butler includes one Big Dawg | IndyStar.com: "Not found in other small colleges in Indiana, the supercomputer was made possible by the largest personal gift ever made to Butler: $5 million from Frank Levinson, a 1975 Butler grad who helped found Finisar and made millions in fiber optics

Capitalizing on the Impulse to Give - Chronicle.com

AFP Blog

Capitalizing on the Impulse to Give - Chronicle.com: "Capitalizing on the Impulse to Give Nonprofit organizations started collecting donations online in earnest about six years ago, and the number of them reporting success has doubled since then, says a survey released today by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Upcoming Webinar March 26: Public Tech Instruction - Internet Safety

Tech Soup Blog

Indiana) about the types of Internet safety instruction they have been offering, and how they approach teaching this topic. How does your library address questions about Internet safety? Does your organization offer classes in how to protect your privacy online? Internet safety can be a tricky subject to teach. It is an. essential skill to include in basic digital literacy instruction, but. determining what content to include and how to teach it can present many challenges.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

Data Driven Nonprofits explores each of these culture types through first-hand stories from nonprofit organizations like Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of South Dakota, Indiana University, Worldwide Cancer Research, SCIAF, Royal National Institute of Blind People, Project HOPE, Denver Rescue Mission, Florida State University, Humane Society of the United States, VolunteerMatch, Crisis Text Line, and charity: water.

Charitable Giving Grew to Record Levels in 2014

Connection Cafe

Giving USA is researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Americans were more generous than ever in 2014 according to the latest Giving USA report. Just released today, Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running annual report on U.S. charitable giving and estimates sources of giving and amounts received by type of organization. According to Giving USA, total giving in the U.S. reached $358.38 billion in 2014, a 7.1%

6 Key Insights from the Inaugural donorCentrics Athletics Benchmarking Group

Connection Cafe

Participants: Boston College, Dartmouth College, Indiana University, Marquette University, Oklahoma State University, and University of Colorado – Boulder. Jeff Lindauer, Vice President, Advancement Services and Managing Director of Capital Campaigns at Indiana University Foundation, said it best: “You can’t be a prophet in your own land,” inferring that these roles can best implement strategies by promoting each other’s ideas within departments moving forward.

A Tale of Two Angels

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Sheldon is an amazing guy: a Silicon Valley serial inventor and entrepreneur who’s known as the Indiana Jones of geophysics. When I first started pursuing the idea that technology can be harnessed to the cause of social good, it was pretty far out.

Research Friday: Senior Arizona volunteers -- how do they stack up against the rest of the nation?

ASU Lodestar Center

A few years ago, the ASU Lodestar Center, working in collaboration within the AIM Alliance (nonprofit centers in Arizona, Indiana, and Michigan), investigated giving and volunteering behaviors specifically within those three states. Over 3,500 households in Arizona, Indiana, and Michigan were asked about their giving and volunteer behavior. posted by. Carlton Yoshioka, Ph.D. Professor and Director. of Academic Programs. ASU Lodestar Center. Welcome to Research Friday !