How the Indianapolis Zoo Preserved their Visitor Experience with Dynamic Pricing

Connection Cafe

In 2014, the Indianapolis Zoo introduced dynamic pricing. Curious about their model, I reached out to Dennis Woerner , the director of marketing for the Indianapolis Zoo, and asked him to talk to tell me more about their pricing system.

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.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art: Transparency

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This came the "dashboard" for the Indianapolis Museum of Art , an ongoing effort to measure various aspects of the Museum's performance. The dashboard is one feature in he Indianapolis Museum of Art's new Website which launched in September with lots of social media features.

Join Vertex Systems at INARF!

Vertex Systems

We’re excited about the upcoming INARF annual conference in Indianapolis! The conference date is March 14 and 15 and the theme is: “Tomorrow’s Kitchen: Creating a New Recipe!” ” INARF welcomes over 500 disability service professionals from across the state of … Continue reading →

John Ketzenberger: Nonprofits get creative aid for not much at all | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star

AFP Blog

John Ketzenberger: Nonprofits get creative aid for not much at all | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star: "Then she heard about CreateAthon, a national program to do free advertising and marketing work for nonprofits. Vision3 has done 23 projects for 15 nonprofits worth about $200,000 since it began participating in CreateAthon two years ago.This is the experience of just one 19-person agency

Show Me Your Nonprofit Dashboard!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s dashboard is an oft-cited example. Note from Beth: Check out this case study about The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Dashboard). Flickr Photo by See No Evil. Note from Beth: Show Me Your Dashboard!

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!).

How to Incorporate March Madness in Your Nonprofit Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

This Indianapolis-based duo of Matt McIntyre and Matt Duncan turned a disappointing loss in 2011 by Butler into a good cause. This year Brackets for Good expanded to include a Louisville bracket in addition to an Indianapolis one.

Quick Hit: Museums and Social Media in the New York Times

Museum 2.0

The section features rock stars like Shelley Bernstein (Brooklyn Museum), Mike Edson (Smithsonian), and Rob Stein (Indianapolis Museum of Art) and covers projects from Tweetups to Arduino hacks to Google Art. It's a good day for museum technologists.

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Creating a Virtuous Cycle of Engagement For Millennials

Frogloop

Kari is Principal of KDS Strategies in Houston, TX , and Derrick is CEO of Achieve in Indianapolis, IN.

Learning in Public Challenges and Actions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One that stood out to me (perhaps because of my proud Indy background) was the public dashboard at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I am excited to bring the Indianapolis Museum of Arts model to the table to see what our board’s reaction would be to sharing ours as it is developed.

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

NonProfit Hub

The Bloomerang team recently spent a half-day volunteering at Gleaners Food Bank, a nonprofit based in Indianapolis. Steven Shattuck is VP of Marketing at Bloomerang.

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

NonProfit Hub

The Bloomerang team recently spent a half-day volunteering at Gleaners Food Bank, a nonprofit based in Indianapolis. Steven Shattuck is VP of Marketing at Bloomerang.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

Indianapolis. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report.

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Nonprofits find their way with social media - Shelby News: Local News

AFP Blog

Bloomerang, an Indianapolis company that works with nonprofits to help them improve donor retention, surveyed over 9,000 small to medium-sized nonprofits in the U.S. Nonprofits find their way with social media - Shelby News: Local News : "Just how effectively are nonprofits using social media? and Canada earlier this year and found that the vast majority use Facebook as their primary focus." ''via Blog this

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As Robert Stein, Deputy Director for Research, Technology, and Engagement at the Indianapolis Museum of Art told us, “Museums have tended to use [websites] as extensions of marketing.”

Book Review: Cause for Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you want to learn more about how to work with Millennials from both inside and outside your nonprofit, head to MCON Conference in Indianapolis in July.

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

NonProfit Hub

The #Wabash430 hashtag was trending in the Indianapolis area and snagged 694 unique mentions throughout the day. 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.

MCON13: Engaging Millennials for Social Causes

NTEN

MCON13 will take place in Indianapolis on July 18th. You can attend the conference in Indianapolis or you can join in the conversation through the Online Experience. I''m excited to be an official blogger for the The Millennial Impact Project''s upcoming conference, MCON13.

MCON13: Engaging Millennials for Social Causes

NTEN

MCON13 will take place in Indianapolis on July 18th. You can attend the conference in Indianapolis or you can join in the conversation through the Online Experience. I''m excited to be an official blogger for the The Millennial Impact Project''s upcoming conference, MCON13.

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech

SocialFish

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.

NextGen philanthropists and the transfer of intergenerational wealth

ASU Lodestar Center

Indianapolis: Indiana University Center of Philanthropy. posted by Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D. Welcome to Research Friday! As part of a. continuing series, we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to. highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can.

Fighting for Inclusion

Museum 2.0

These are the notes and slides for a keynote speech I'm giving this Saturday at MuseumNext in Indianapolis. If you'll be there, I look forward to discussing these issues with you. If not, please share a comment and let's talk online. The theme of this conference is inclusion. All weekend, we've heard uplifting stories about amazing work you all are doing to involve people from all walks of life in museums. And yet. Here's my beef with inclusion: it's too good.

Preparing for Hurricane Irene | BlackbaudKnowHow.com

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We have detailed contingency plans to ensure we’re able to provide support from off-site locations, including our support office in Indianapolis, for down and critical issues during times of disasters. Preparing for Hurricane Irene | BlackbaudKnowHow.com : Here at Blackbaud’s headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina, we’ve been closely monitoring Hurricane Irene.

8 Ways to Get More Reach for your Facebook Page Updates

John Haydon

For example, the Humane Society of Indianapolis shares dog care tips and training tips (see below), instead of only info about dogs for adoption. The difference between a Facebook update that gets results, and one that doesn’t is the content.

Supporting Museum Tribes & Fans through Shared Ritual

Museum 2.0

At the Indianapolis Children's Museum, they have a "closing parade" every day to usher (potentially upset) children and families out the door.

Avoiding the Participatory Ghetto: Are Museums Evolving with their Innovative Web Strategies?

Museum 2.0

I just got home from the Museums and the Web conference in Indianapolis. This fear was precipitated by a painful visit to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Challenges, Rules, and Epic Wins: Using Game Design to Build Visitor Loyalty

Museum 2.0

One of my favorite examples of a museum that does this beautifully is the Indianapolis Children's Museum, where they end each day with a parade that goes from their top floor to the bottom, collecting families along the way. Think of the last time you overcame a huge obstacle.

Upcoming Webinar: Creating a Culture of Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

Image: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Stories are the currency of community. They shape our experience. They drive us to think, act, and change.

Prune that list STAT!

Connection Cafe

Now in November I want you to read this case study put out by MarketingSherpa about how a nonprofit organization, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra , did the following: pruned its list WAY back by 95.9%. But as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra proved, it can be worth it!

Can A Public Nonprofit Dashboard Be Your Organization's Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo Source: Indianapolis Museum of Art Blog. The Indianapolis Art Museum has been doing just that by sharing its institutional dashboard out for everyone to view. In October, the Indianapolis Art Museum Dashboard celebrated its' second year.

Increasing High Quality Education Degrees - Lumina Conference

VisionLink

As part of their "Big Goal" to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025, Lumina Foundation has convened state legislators, policy makers, higher education leadership and representatives from 18 states in Indianapolis this week.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Beth Kanter, Social Media Strategy Is Everywhere in the Organization - Indianapolis Museum of Art. Source: Dollar Bin, Flickr In February, I'll be co-teaching the " WeAreMedia Live " intensive two-day workshop in San Francisco from NTEN.

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Conferences and Presentations

Museum 2.0

Upcoming events: November 14, 2008 - opening speaker at Kom je Ook?

Does Your Organizational Already Have a Policy for Professional Conduct?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just returned from doing Networked Nonprofit and Social Media workshops at the National Summer Learning Association’s Conference in Indianapolis. My YMCA colleague posed for this photo on purpose to illustrate a point about professional conduct and social media policies.

More Cute Dog Theory Evidence: Meet Teddy, Brooklyn Museum Staffer Shelley Bernstein's Dog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While hunting through Facebook for examples, I connected with the Rob Stein from Indianapolis Art Museum - another arts organization using social media effectively. Photo by Aur2899.

What is a Museum without YouTube?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dan Dark, Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA. What is a Museum without YouTube? sounds like a riddle. I couldn't think of a punch line can, you? This was a response from a Twitter follower, Hans de Kraker who pointed me to this blog post (in Dutch).

Mixing Digital and Physical: The Holocaust Museum's Handwritten Pledge Wall

Museum 2.0

I recently visited the Power of Children exhibition at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, which also features a pledge activity at a large installation called the Tree of Promise.

Super Bowl, Saints and Text Donations!

Mobile Commons

This year’s matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts will likely break that record. Make It Right NOLA. The Super Bowl is one of America’s biggest marketing events (a record 150 million viewers in 2009).

Social Media for Social Change Behind the Nonprofit Firewall

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this week I wrote a post about the Indianapolis Museum of Art's social media strategy - that it was everywhere within the organization. | View | Upload your own. Obviously, this is the result of starting with a small group, lots of conversation, and some culture change. It was nice to have a quick conversation with a couple of staff members. Daniel made the comment: We launched this new blog at the beginning of this year. Prior to that, we had done a lot of work with technology ???