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.

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

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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.

OFBCI: One Stop Shop Portal

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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

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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

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

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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 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

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. The movie conveys the action, the emotion, and the narrative much more powerfully […]. The post Why Is Video Content Missing From Your Nonprofit’s Marketing Strategy? appeared first on John Haydon. Content Marketing

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

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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.

Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership: A Reflection

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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

6 Key Insights from the Inaugural donorCentrics Athletics Benchmarking Group

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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.

Charitable Giving Grew to Record Levels in 2014

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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%

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Great reads from around the web on October 25th

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" 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.

Key Findings from Giving USA 2014 Report

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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.

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Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy

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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.

We say good-bye to our dear friend Jon Baldivieso

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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.

5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

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The Philanthropy Outlook from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy projects a 3.6 2016 was a record-setting year for philanthropy, with Americans donating more than $373 billion and communities across the globe setting new standards for #GivingTuesday. Even better news? percent rise in overall giving in 2017, and another 3.8 percent in 2018. We know 2017 is shaping up to be an epic year for philanthropy.

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How Organizations Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising

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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.

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

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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.

Key Findings from Giving USA 2013 Report

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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.

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Muslim Giving 101: An Introduction for Fundraisers & Nonprofits

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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.

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech

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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.

More Nonprofit Spending on Overhead is Needed | The SocialPath

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In a recent study by the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, titled the Nonprofit Overhead Cost Project , they concluded that nonprofits feel pressured to keep overhead costs down.

Get Results with Online Fundraising

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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!). Following are the 11 points I discussed in each slide: Social media stinks for fundraising – All the research says that social media don’t work that well – for fundraising transactions.

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."

Hot Association Marcomm Jobs – Week of June 7

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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. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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What Can Our Past Tell Us About Our Future?

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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. When archaeologists study an ancient civilization, they look for evidence and clues in the material remains that people leave behind to understand how they lived.

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npNEXT 2013

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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. We wondered if we could get people to engage on important topics and elevate the conversation to the next level. This past September 30th, Blackbaud hosted over 30 senior fundraising leaders from the largest charities in the US.

Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

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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.

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.

Local, Sustainable, Daverill.

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

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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. Karen is an industry leader, a faculty member for the Institute for Charitable Giving, and presents for CASE (The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education).Karen

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

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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% increase in current dollars and a 4.0% increase in inflation-adjusted dollars. Approximately 71% of those donations came from individuals.

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Tapping Giving USA Data for Year-Round Success

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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. Each June, nonprofit and philanthropy leaders gather for the unveiling of what’s become an annual report card for charitable giving in America and, by extension, for fundraisers.

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#shamelessplug: Take This Fundraising Survey!

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About the NRC The NRC and the 2012 Nonprofit Fundraising Survey is a joint project between The National Center for Charitable Statistics, The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Campbell Rinker, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, Convio, Blackbaud, and Giving USA Foundation. Author: Jill Ward. Getting people to respond to surveys is a hard nut to crack. Surveys, specifically online, get lost in the deluge of work and personal email, texts, Facebook updates, RSS feeds etc.

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

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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. At bbcon 2015 , some of the top minds in the nonprofit industry came together to present Big Idea sessions. These high-level discussions focused on key thought leadership topics and trends shaping the industry.

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24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

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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.

5 Interesting Facts from the Giving USA 2011 Report

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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.

Strengthen Fundraising Before the Next Recession

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A few days later, an article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy stated, “The bumpy start to 2016 is unlikely to have an immediate negative impact on charitable giving as long as it doesn’t last too long” and referenced a report released by Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Marts & Lundy that predicts, “Charitable giving in the United States is expected to grow by 4.1 I am by no means a financial genius.