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

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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.

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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

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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.

Why Is Video Content Missing From Your Nonprofit’s Marketing Strategy?

John Haydon

What would you rather do: Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a movie theater, or flip through the storyboards? I know the storyboards seem pretty cool, but if you have to choose just one, you’d probably watch the movie.

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. .

Hot Association Marcomm Jobs – Week of June 7

SocialFish

Digital Media / Communications Intern (Fall 2017), Indiana Bankers Association – The Indiana Bankers Association (IBA), Indianapolis, seeks a digital media / communications intern to work 30-40 hours per week, August through December 2017.

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Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

What would you rather do: Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a movie theater, or flip through the storyboards? I know the storyboards seem pretty cool, but if you have to choose just one, you’d probably watch the movie. The movie conveys the action, the emotion, and the narrative much more powerfully than just pictures and words. Why we love video.

Charitable Giving Grew to $373.25 Billion in the U.S. in 2015

Connection Cafe

Giving USA is researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. This post was originally featured on The Huffington Post: Impact. According to Giving USA, total charitable giving in the U.S. reached $373.25 billion in 2015, a 4.1%

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The One-Size-Fits-All Donor Model Is so Last Century

Connection Cafe

The authors, both from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, are Dr. Una Osili, Director of Research and Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies, and Andrea Pactor, MA, Associate Director, Women’s Philanthropy Institute.

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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.

Key Findings from Giving USA 2014 Report

Connection Cafe

Giving USA is researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. 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. Giving USA is published by the Giving USA Foundation and their report on 2013 giving trends is now available.

This Week’s Association Membership & Marketing Jobs

SocialFish

Graphic Designer , Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana – Exciting design opportunity with a renowned, well-respected and iconic brand. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !

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International Women’s Day 2016: A Time to Reflect and to Act

Connection Cafe

As the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lily Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University tells us through its research, women are more likely to make charitable contributions, volunteer and influence giving in their families. Today, on International Women’s Day , I’m grateful, proud, realistic and hopeful.

Strengthen Fundraising Before the Next Recession

Connection Cafe

I am by no means a financial genius. I confess that during the “Great Recession,” I kind of stopped looking at the statements from my retirement funds.

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.

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.

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.

Key Findings from Giving USA 2013 Report

Connection Cafe

Giving USA is researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. 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.

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.

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.

High Net-Worth Individuals: Your Joyful, Generous and Inspired Donors

Connection Cafe

In a 2010 study by Indiana University and Bank of America, HNWI donors reported giving on average $35,000 a year when not engaged and $124,000 when engaged. Guest Post by Karen E. Osborne, Founder of The Osborne Group.

Why Volunteering Needs to Be a Family Affair

NonProfit Hub

The study, a joint venture between Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Vanguard Charitable, tries to uncover how parents’ and grandparents’ patterns of giving affect their children’s charitable behavior.

Tapping Giving USA Data for Year-Round Success

Connection Cafe

That report card is called Giving USA , a public service initiative of The Giving Institute , produced each year with assistance from its research partner, the Lily Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

What Can Our Past Tell Us About Our Future?

Connection Cafe

While you might not feel like Indiana Jones while doing it, time spent studying your data can yield valuable insights that will help keep your peer-to-peer events vital and growing.

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Get Results with Online Fundraising

SocialFish

A couple of weeks ago I spoke at the Indiana Library Federation Conference in Indianapolis. I was asked to to a 50-minute presentation on how libraries can get results with online fundraising (a huge task!).

Cool Association Jobs This Week – December 8

SocialFish

Paid internship, Opportunity to fulfill degree internship requirements, Student membership with the Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE). Here are some of the most interesting jobs you can find via the SocialFish job board !

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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

Big Announcements. Big Innovation. Big Ideas| #bbcon Day 2

Connection Cafe

Una Osili, one of three women on the Future of Your Donor panel, shared some of the latest research from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy on giving and the role of women and giving to programs supporting women and girls.

Nonprofit Research Collaborative Releases First Report | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

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

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

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech

SocialFish

Indiana University Bloomington. IUPUI: Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. NextGen Tech Women is an effort organized by our friends Danny Brown , Geoff Livingston , Kami Watson Huyse , Allyson Kapin , and Julie Pippert.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Myths about Women as.

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The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University recently distributed the results of a 2010 study, and all of the above were proven false. There is also a free executive summary of the entire Giving USA 2010 report at this site. ^ [1] Giving USA Spotlight, Issue 3, 2010, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University/GivingUSA Foundation.

5 Interesting Facts from the Giving USA 2011 Report

NonProfit Trends

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.

Admitting the Problem: Your Donor Retention Needs Work

NonProfit Hub

Hartsook professor of fundraising at Indiana University. This article originally ran in our Nonprofit Hub Magazine, a free bi-monthly magazine dedicated to providing focused content on a particular topic. In our January/February edition, we explored how to keep donors around all year.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I speak to college students regularly, many times through skype like this group of students in Indiana this past month who shared stories about their internships which often included measurement and spreadsheets.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd and How To Find Them!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I speak to college students regularly, many times through skype like this group of students in Indiana this past month who shared stories about their internships which often included measurement and spreadsheets.

Little Giants, Big Money: Lessons in Social Media Fundraising From a Liberal Arts College

NonProfit Hub

Indiana’s Wabash College flies under a lot of peoples’ radars. I should know, because I chose to attend there despite living 600 miles away in Nebraska. Wabash is small (901 students last year), all male (one of three such institutions left in the country), a traditional liberal arts school and the best decision I’ve ever made. Wabash knows how to leave a BIG impact, and can “school” other nonprofits on running a successful fundraising campaign.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Jasper, Indiana: Hotspots and Wireless Access Points. Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories. Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Indiana. 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.

npNEXT 2013

Connection Cafe

Director of Research | Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. npNEXT was an experimental event to bring together experts and fundraising leaders from across the nonprofit sector to discuss emerging trends and next practices.

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