Predictive Modeling for Future Peer to Peer Fundraising Events

Connection Cafe

Predictive Modeling uses “big data” to help predict the future. Last year, I worked with 2017 npExpert Katrina VanHuss at TurnKey P2P to build a model for walking events with no registration fee to give visibility into the future success of your walk based on the event’s current progress to date. This predictive model can help you with understanding the real-time health of your event to ensure that you will hit your goals by event day.

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Mentoring Staff New to Nonprofit Work

ASU Lodestar Center

But, when considering helping young graduates transition to a career in nonprofit or even helping a mid-career professional make the leap from a for-profit vocation to one in the nonprofit sector, there are a few basics to keep in mind when mentoring a new nonprofit worker. Teach or model a succinct delivery of the cause’s elevator speech. Sheryl Keeme mentoringposted by Sheryl Keeme , Executive Director, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Resolve To Find A Mentor In 2011

Eric Jacobson

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO). Friday, December 24, 2010 Resolve To Find A Mentor In 2011 Having a mentor is one of the best things you can do to advance your career as a leader. So, decide today to secure a mentor who will work with you during 2011.

3 Coaching And Mentoring Tips

Eric Jacobson

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO). Sunday, December 5, 2010 3 Coaching And Mentoring Tips Here are three great tips from the book, The Everything Coaching and Mentoring Book : Coaches do not motivate their employees; they inspire them to motivate themselves.

Analytics: Taking the First Step

Connection Cafe

Mentors can be a great source of information. It is quite easy to find industry professionals who may be willing to serve as a mentor and provide guidance. Analytics Data Mining & Modeling Identifying Prospects I remember when I first started to incorporate analytics with prospect research… I was terrified! I was placing expectations on myself that were not realistic.

Guest Post: A Shared Ethics for Museum Internships

Museum 2.0

I loved my job, and I think many of the interns had amazing experiences at the museum because we tried to take care of them, introduce them to arts networks through a rich weekly seminar program, and encouraged supervisors to be the best mentors they could. Are there already internship models out there that do this that we could learn from and offer as examples? I want to do better for my students, and to participate in the rethinking of a broken model I have helped to perpetuate.

Mastercard’s Girls4Tech™: Utilizing Employees’ Skills to Inspire Youth

Connection Cafe

The Girls4Tech programs are organized by regional coordinators and they are the ones who encourage employees to serve as role models and mentors, teaching the foundations of payments technology in fun, engaging ways. Adds Lauren Ottulich, manager, Global Volunteerism, “By bringing girls to our offices and going to their schools, our employee mentors showcase their passion for payments technology with the hope to spark future STEM careers – maybe even one at Mastercard someday.”.

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How To Be A Developing Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Developing leaders: Create the next generation of leaders Are great listeners Grow talent by challenging others to take on more than what they think they can do Are open, honest and direct Model the behavior they want to mentor for others If you haven't read Judith E. One of my favorite lessons from the book, The DNA of Leadership , is the importance of being a developing leader.

New Year's Resolutions For Leaders And Managers

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With 2021 fast approaching, it's time to identify your New Year's Resolutions for next year. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders?

70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With 2021 fast approaching, it's time to identify your New Year's Resolutions for next year. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders?

Use A Board Of Advisors

Eric Jacobson

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO). Sunday, August 8, 2010 Use A Board Of Advisors David Burkus often provides valuable comments to my various Blog postings, and hes a person who effectively uses a board of advisors, instead of mentors, to help him achieve success.

Be A Developing Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Developing leaders : Create the next generation of leaders Are great listeners Grow talent by challenging others to take on more than what they think they can do Are open, honest and direct Model the behavior they want to mentor for others If you haven't read Judith E. One of my favorite lessons from the book, The DNA of Leadership , is the importance of being a developing leader.

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

A competency-based model involves creating learning journeys around high-need roles within an industry. In this model, learners needing a skill or competency are connected with those members who already have that competency. These “mentors” can opt in to provide feedback and advice to these learners. In fact, studies have shown that the millennial generation highly values the mentor/mentee relationship, and this model could encourage more millennials to join an association.

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Robin Seaman, Agent of Inclusion

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The sister, the aunt, the friend, the mentor. Our crowd sourced model couldn't scale to meet this need. How the Bookshare she helped build became the model for the global Treaty of Marrakesh ratified by fifty countries, including the United States in the last few months. On February 16th in Los Altos, California, I shared these thoughts on Robin Seaman’s impact on the world with her family and friends at her Celebration of Life.

Contemplating Boulder and Social Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Colorado University doctoral student Kyle Thompson concluded with a presentation on the Business Model Canvas , a more agile way to plan for a new enterprise than a traditional business plan. I really like Unreasonable’s approach to unlocking entrepreneurial potential to overcome our world’s greatest problems, and hope to find the time to participate as a mentor there. We mainly commiserated about the challenges of the app business model! Social enterprise. Technology.

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Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

A competency-based model involves creating learning journeys around high-need roles within an industry. In this model, learners needing a skill or competency are connected with those members who already have that competency. These “mentors” can opt in to provide feedback and advice to these learners. In fact, studies have shown that the millennial generation highly values the mentor/mentee relationship, and this model could encourage more millennials to join an association.

Why Cultivating Sustained Giving Makes Our Nonprofits Better

Connection Cafe

Many smart businesses have taken the time to examine their business models and take counter-intuitive paths to grow their profits and impact. If most people bought the razor, enjoyed it, but never purchased a refill, the business model wouldn’t work like it does. Two Models of Sustainable Fundraising. In other words, we’ve got two options: Model #1: Spend as little as possible to acquire the greatest number of one-time donors. Choose Model #2.

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70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders For 2020

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With about one week before 2012020, it's time to identify your New Year's Resolutions for next year. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders? Perhaps write down five to ten and then between now and January 1, think about which couple you want to work on during 2020.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

Looking at Communities through the lens of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, you can make a case that online communities support many of the needs that Abraham Maslow describes in his model, especially 1.) Early Development of the Purpose Model – In Flight Now. We are in the early days of developing a model for Purpose-Driven Communities but we are already seeing impactful results from our studies. The development of a “Purpose Model” is required. ————. Purpose.

Be A Developing Leader

Eric Jacobson

Developing leaders: Create the next generation of leaders Are great listeners Grow talent by challenging others to take on more than what they think they can do Are open, honest and direct Model the behavior they want to mentor for others If you haven't read Judith E. One of my favorite lessons from the book, The DNA of Leadership , is the importance of being a developing leader.

Crowd Empowered Microfinance

SocialFish

As both industries are inherently synergistic, I believe crowdfunding can channel its innovative funding mechanisms into the model of microfinance, ultimately benefitting the worlds poor in a more efficient and accessible manner. While the model is currently loan based, the future could bring equity based models, where investors receive equity for supporting small and medium sized businesses.

How To Be A Developing Leader

Eric Jacobson

Developing leaders: Create the next generation of leaders Are great listeners Grow talent by challenging others to take on more than what they think they can do Are open, honest and direct Model the behavior they want to mentor for others If you haven't read Judith E. One of my favorite lessons from the book, The DNA of Leadership , is the importance of being a developing leader.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

Looking at Communities through the lens of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, you can make a case that online communities support many of the needs that Abraham Maslow describes in his model, especially 1.) Early Development of the Purpose Model – In Flight Now. We are in the early days of developing a model for Purpose-Driven Communities but we are already seeing impactful results from our studies. The development of a “Purpose Model” is required.

Learning To Lead

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Question : Why is mentorship important and how do you find a mentor? Williams : I write in my book – Chapter 3 – about official and unofficial mentors. Mentorship creates new models of achievement. You will learn about your mentor’s reality, not necessarily yours. And, how do you find a mentor? Some companies have formal mentoring programs you can apply for. If not, in many ways the mentor finds you.

How To Be A Developing Leader

Eric Jacobson

Developing leaders: Create the next generation of leaders Are great listeners Grow talent by challenging others to take on more than what they think they can do Are open, honest and direct Model the behavior they want to mentor for others If you haven't read Judith E. One of my favorite lessons from the book, The DNA of Leadership , is the importance of being a developing leader.

11 Nonprofit Thought Leaders You Should Be Following

NonProfit Hub

Kishshana left behind her life in the corporate world to “ help professionals grow and help entrepreneurs put a little ‘do good’ in their business model.” She specializes in board development and strategic planning along with individual coaching and mentoring. “ Looking for some inspiration? Check out these social media accounts and websites from the best thought leaders the nonprofit sector has to offer.

Geek Heresy

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A mentor is going to have a more powerful impact over somebody than YouTube videos. He seems to define social entrepreneurs as rapacious for-profit businesspeople who are modeling “themselves on the Steve Jobses and Mark Zuckerbergs of the world.” I just finished reading Kentaro Toyama’s new book, Geek Heresy, tackling the cult of technology as a cure-all for society’s ills.

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How Are You Doing With Your Leadership New Year's Resolutions?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Now that we are about half way through 2019, how are you doing with sticking with your New Year's resolutions? If you selected some from this list below, great. And, if you need a few more to tackle during the rest of this year, find some that you know achieving will make you a better leader.

70 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Be a good role model 46. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Support mentoring - both informal and formal mentoring 62. Back by popular demand. The 70 tips below make for a good list for learning how to become a better leader when you don't have a lot of time to read books about leadership.

Learning To Lead

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Question : Why is mentorship important and how do you find a mentor? Williams : I write in my book – Chapter 3 – about official and unofficial mentors. Mentorship creates new models of achievement. You will learn about your mentor’s reality, not necessarily yours. And, how do you find a mentor? Some companies have formal mentoring programs you can apply for. If not, in many ways the mentor finds you.

The Facts Behind Youth Volunteers, And How To Get More

TechImpact

Provide mentors. Try using a younger adult who will be a more natural role model. Volunteers help nonprofits accomplish their mission. Plain and simple. In most cases, without the hard work and dedication of volunteers, our nonprofits would not be able to function. Whether it’s planning events, fundraising, or even simply donating, volunteers are what makes the nonprofit organization world what it is today.

How Can Nonprofits Build High-Performing Teams?

ASU Lodestar Center

The Center for Creative Leadership suggests leaders adopt a 70/20/10 Model for learning and development “which asserts that adults learn approximately 70 percent through on-the-job stretch opportunities, 20 percent through coaching and mentoring, and 10 percent through training programs to grow discreet skills.”. posted by Shannon Harrell Fall 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Unlike for-profits, nonprofits must do more with less.

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70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders For 2019

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With less than two weeks before 2019, it's time to identify your New Year's Resolutions for next year. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders? Perhaps write down five to ten and then between now and January 1, think about which couple you want to work on during 2019.

How can professional development advance nonprofit performance and ensure sustainability?

ASU Lodestar Center

While conferences were once the only idea in gaining professional development skills, peer-to-peer mentoring is shown to give the highest output of learned skills. Peer-to-peer learning models is a great way for staff to mentor each other and either learn a new skill or strengthen a previous skill. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Erin Larkins, Fall 2019 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

70 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Be a good role model 46. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Support mentoring - both informal and formal mentoring 62. Back by popular demand. The 70 tips below make for a good list for learning how to become a better leader when you don't have a lot of time to read books about leadership.

What Church Planters Taught Me about Welcoming New People into Community Organizations

Museum 2.0

It's an abundance model, premised on the idea that more churches means more Christians and a better world for everyone. So big churches like Redeemer spend time mentoring and funding church plants. This summer, a gift landed in my podcast feed: a five-part series on evangelical church planting. This podcast series didn't come from a Christian source. It came from Startup , a podcast about entrepreneurship.

How Are You Doing With Your 2018 New Year's Resolutions?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With just a few days left in the first half of this year, it's time to check in to see how we're doing with our New Year's Resolutions for 2018. Congratulations on everything you've accomplished so far.

Receiving the 2011 CASE Award for Enterprising Social Innovation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Benetech operates at the heart of the new social economy, as illustrated by our innovative approach to picking up ventures that can make revolutionary impact on the social sector and by our business model that hinges on “building the last social mile” to fill the gap between what’s possible and what’s profitable with technology.

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How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students

Mobile Commons

For years researchers have been searching for small yet effective improvements to current educational models. The first examined whether personalized text messages, when used in conjunction with peer mentor outreach, increased the number of low-income high school graduates who went to college. According to a new article by The New York Times , a light nudge can make a big impact in the lives of students.

70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders For 2015

Eric Jacobson

With only one month left of 2014, it''s not too early to start identifying your New Year''s Resolutions for 2015. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year''s resolutions for leaders? Perhaps write down five to ten and then between now and December 31, think about which couple you want to work on in 2015.

Growing Good Habits + a Happy Reminder Board (video)

Have Fun - Do Good

When I've asked people about what helps them keep good habits, they say: Enjoying the process Enjoying the result Having fun Having a role model, or mentor Keeping the habit with a buddy, or partner Making it a ritual (rather than a goal) Being accountable to someone else Being accountable to only themselves Having a system, or structure Feeling grateful What good habits do you have, and what makes you keep them?

Book Review Of Full Engagement By Brian Tracy

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Best-selling author Brian Tracy's book, Full Engagement , provides practical advice for how to inspire your employees to perform at their absolute best. He explains that above nearly every measure, employees' most powerful single motivator is the " desire to be happy ".

What Attributes do Nonprofits Need to Build Cross-Sector Collaboration?

ASU Lodestar Center

By providing attention to building leadership within, these collaborations could model authority, vision, long term commitment and integrity. The Role of Nonprofits in Disaster Response: An Expanded Model of Cross-Sector Collaboration. UMOM’s SSVF program specializes in serving high barrier veteran households and has served as a mentor agency for SSVF for the past 4 years. posted by Jessica Cruz SSVF Program Coordinator, UMOM New Day Center.