How the University of Minnesota Leveraged Social Ambassadors for Giving Day

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One of those organizations is the University of Minnesota. Their ambassadors then helped to celebrate the public launch of Driven: The University of Minnesota’s Campaign in September 2017, aiming to raise $4 billion. “What’s next?”

Minnesota's Give to the Max Day gets new technology partner | Star Tribune

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Minnesota''s Give to the Max Day gets new technology partner | Star Tribune : Minnesota charities stung by a peak-time website crash during “Give to the Max Day” last year will have a new technology firm handling its annual day of mega-giving in 2014

Record-breaking donations on Give to the Max Day in Minnesota

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1. Hi Dana, congrats on another successful Giving Day in Minnesota. A really unique partnership with Metro Transit, which is Minnesota’s transportation resource offering a network of buses, light rail and commuter trains, allowed us to plug into their engaged audience of commuters.

Wilder Launches Statewide Data Hub « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog – Philanthropy Potluck

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Wilder Launches Statewide Data Hub « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog – Philanthropy Potluck: "Wilder Research has just launched Minnesota Compass, which offers a host of data and other resources in a user-friendly, easy-to-navigate, one-stop web site.This new initiative builds on the prior success of Twin Cities Compass, a similar project for the 7-county metro region. Minnesota Compass

Minnesota Open Idea: Crowdsourcing Contest For Social Change Done Right

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The Minnesota Open Idea is an example of an online social good contest that works. In this interview, Jennifer Ford Reedy , VP for Strategy and Knowledge Management, at the Minnesota Community Foundation shares the how they designed this online social good contest for success.

How the Minnesota Nurses Association uses Social Media

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This accompanying document has more information and statistics. Association Case Studies

Thank You To the Max: Minnesota Give to Max Day Raised $13.4 Million in 24 Hours

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Note from Beth: The 3rd annual Minnesota Give to Max Day took place last month. And every year, the good folks in Minnesota share their results and lessons learned. Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ raised $13.4M million was raised to benefit Minnesota nonprofit organizations.

Unleashing Innovation Case Studies: Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)

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Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA). In 2012, Idealware worked with our friends at MAP for Nonprofits on Unleashing Innovation: Lessons and Stories from a Pilot Program. Since then, the folks at MAP tested an approach to helping nonprofits identify viable opportunities for innovation.

Conference blog keeps you in the loop « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog - Philanthropy Potluck

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Conference blog keeps you in the loop « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog - Philanthropy Potluck: "The national Council on Foundations’ (COF) annual conference began this morning in Atlanta. COF’s president Steve Gunderson writes, “There is energy and urgency in the air. It’s a critical time for the country and the world. And it’s just the right time for the more than 1,300 people here to

How Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ Raised over $10M in 1 Day!

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Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ raised over $10M in one day by Jeff Achen of GiveMN.org. “Do All told, Minnesota nonprofits collectively raised $10,041,021 in one incredible day. a community newspaper group in central Minnesota.

Internet Chats, Pizza and Philanthropy « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog - Philanthropy Potluck

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From Philanthropy PotluckInternet Chats, Pizza and Philanthropy « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog - Philanthropy Potluck: "Philanthropists young and old — no matter how you like to communicate — take heart! Advocates of philanthropy are embracing electronic communications, but they haven’t forgotten the joy of sitting down for a face-to-face conversation over a slice of pizza.On an 8/22 TPT

Developing a Participatory, Provocative History Project at a Small Museum in Minnesota: Interview with Mary Warner

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Earlier this year, I was fascinated to read the account of a participatory project at the Morrison County Historical Society in Minnesota, in which community members were invited to write essays about “what’s it like” to have various life experiences in the County.

Minnesota Nonprofits: Message-Medium-Mission Conference

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I'm coming to Minnesota at the end of the month to give a keynote at Message+Medium+Mission Conference , nonprofit tech conference co-sponsored by the good folks at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits.

Digital Natives Speak from Minnesota Conference, I Twitter, Twitterverse Responds

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I had the honor of delivering the keynote this morning at the Message + Medium + Mission Conference in Minnesota. Digital Natives Panel. Elana Wolowitz, Communications Director/Senior Trainer, Wellstone Action gave me a brief interview.

The momentum is building for Nonprofits in Motion next week!

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The momentum continues to build for this year''s Minnesota Council of Nonprofits'' (MCN) annual conference, Nonprofits in Motion: Momentum for a New Minnesota (NPIM14), Nov. 6-7 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I''ll be there presenting with NTEN''s Marketing and Publications Director, Joleen Ong, and we''re excited to connect to many NTEN Member attendees, as well as learn from and meet other nonprofit folks in Minnesota.

Minnesota Nonprofits and Technology Conference Keynote: Slides

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Highlights and Resources from Nonprofits in Motion Conference

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NTEN Member, Steve Heye, sporting an NTEN geek t-shirt Last week, Joleen and I spoke at Minnesota Council of Nonprofits'' (MCN) annual conference, Nonprofits in Motion: Momentum for a New Minnesota (NPIM14), and we have a lot to share!

Successful Organizations On Twitter: Wellstone Action - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Reader Comments (1) As the Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP) grows its brand and evolves its communications plans, this article points me in some great directions--and, overall, does some needed hand-holding (as in, a tweety-bird in hand. ;-) THANK you.

Ohio State professor uses satellite images to aid Nepal relief effort | The Columbus Dispatch

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earthquake rocked Nepal on April 25, killing more than 7,000 people and injuring at least 14,000 more, Howat and one of his colleagues, a researcher at the University of Minnesota, realized that the technology they use could help relief efforts." 'via Ohio State professor uses satellite images to aid Nepal relief effort | The Columbus Dispatch : "But after a magnitude 7.8

Nonprofit Social Media 101: Lessons from Indivisible

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For example, last night I missed that a group in Minnesota District 3 had done an action where over 100 people showed up to protest Trump's comments about Helsinki and everything that has happened around the Russia investigation in the past couple of days.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Duluth, MN / $299. Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits for our 2016 Annual Conference.

Auburn charity shifts operations online | New Hampshire Hooksett Banner

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Auburn charity shifts operations online | New Hampshire Hooksett Banner : Last year, Scholarship America, the Minnesota-based charity which was founded as Dollars for Scholars in 1958, mandated that all current charities and nonprofit affiliates under its umbrella move operations online.

dBusinessNews :: Daily Business News Delivered to Your Desktop

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PRESS ReleasedBusinessNews :: Daily Business News Delivered to Your Desktop: "The Minnesota Community Foundation and other key nonprofit leaders in Minnesota created GiveMN to take advantage of the many benefits offered by online giving for both donors and nonprofits.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Minneapolis, MN / $209. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar!

massnonprofit.org ::

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massnonprofit.org :: : Recommendations—summarized in a report titled Unleashing Innovation: Using Everyday Technology to Improve Nonprofit Services researched and written for MAP for Nonprofits, a management consultancy, by Idealware, which advises nonprofits on software decisions—were based on a survey of Minnesota human service nonprofits and detailed follow-up interviews.

5 Pet Peeves of DSP's

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What about the DSP who decides that the cold Minnesota winters are for the birds, and they pack their bags and move to sunny Southern California? DSP Pet Peeves. In the past few blog posts we’ve talked about how Intuition by Vertex can help your company increase top line revenue.

Future Tense: January 4, 2008 Archives

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is one of the Minnesota nonprofits that has applied to participate in the F1 Overnight Website Challenge - set to begin on March 1. The event will pair ten teams of Web developers with 10 Minnesota nonprofit organizations. Future Tense: January 4, 2008 Archives: "Twin Cities Rise! Together, they'll work for about 24 hours to design brand new Websites.The Overnight Website challenge is sponsored.

Survey Yields Suggestions for Nonprofits’ Use of Technology

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Recommendations—summarized in a report titled Unleashing Innovation: Using Everyday Technology to Improve Nonprofit Services researched and written for MAP for Nonprofits, a management consultancy, by Idealware, which advises nonprofits on software decisions—were based on a survey of Minnesota human service nonprofits and detailed follow-up interviews

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Learning in the Digital Age [DATA]

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It’s addressed to libraries (for a keynote at the University of Minnesota) – but I think all of this will resonate with associations. Here’s a fascinating slide deck from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Street-level help for big projects - TwinCities.com

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The web site allows donors to search for charities in Minnesota and elsewhere that do work the donors are interested in. Street-level help for big projects - TwinCities.com: "The second project is an experiment in what is called e-philanthropy, or online giving. A new website, GiveMN.org, seeks to bring donors, non-profits and specific projects together. It creates a one-stop site for donations

While No “Holy Grail,” Razoo Reports Fundraising Success - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

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These Give to the Max days are 24-hour races in which regional nonprofits compete to raise the most money, and the events have raised awareness and funds for organizations from Greater Washington to Minnesota to Alabama, as NPQ noted earlier this year. While No “Holy Grail,” Razoo Reports Fundraising Success - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

More Arcs adopting Social Media

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The Arc of Minnesota @TheARCofMN. Here is a list of chapters that I’ve come across today that are using Twitter. These are in addition to the Arc Hamilton and The Albany Arc , which I have mentioned previously. The Arc of the US @TheArcUS. The Arc of Dallas @arcdallas. The Arc of Monroe @ArcofMonroe. The Arc Solano @TheArcSolano. AHRC New York City @AHRCNYC. The Arc of Montgomery County @arcmcmd. The Arc of Montgomery County Junior Volunteer Program @arcmcvolunteers.

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How to use social media to inspire 40,000 people to give on one day

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Go Minnesota! This incredible online fund raising event raised more than $14 million last year, and we’re hoping to raise the bar higher this year by engaging more than 40,000 donors to donate to any of Minnesota’s more than 26,000 nonprofits using GiveMN.org. Go Minnesota!

Three Tips for Common-Sense Fundraising

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He could keep driving in the direction he was going and make excellent time, but he would never get to Minnesota, which was to the west.

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More Meaningful Gifts

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And I’m from Minnesota, so I had to pick the state bird. Author: Amber Wobschall. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. It’s that time of year again, time for a lot of holiday parties, gatherings, and celebrations.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Minneapolis, MN / Less than $200. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Minneapolis, MN / Price TBA.

Nonprofit Data: The Case of Neighbors, Inc.

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A Minnesota nonprofit manages varying degrees of comfort with data across multiple programs and staff. With a $1 million budget, Neighbors, Inc.,

Launch Day!

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To find out, MAP for Nonprofits and Idealware surveyed 180 Minnesota human service organizations about how they were using technology, and then interviewed more than two dozen staff members from organizations that were using it in effective or interesting ways. Can nonprofits take better advantage of available technologies to improve the services they deliver, and the ways in which they deliver them?

5 Steps To Simple Nonprofit Performance Measurement

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Image courtesy of University of Minnesota. In previous years, knowing whether or not anyone read your blog was impossible to know. Outside of the ubiquitous ‘hit counter’ on Geocities sites, no numbers existed to substantiate the effectiveness of any digital marketing initiative.

Great reads from around the web on May 28th

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" Minnesota Open Idea: Crowdsourcing Contest For Social Change Done Right | Beth’s Blog – "The Minnesota Open Idea is an example of an online social good contest that works. In this interview, Jennifer Ford Reedy, VP for Strategy and Knowledge Management, at the Minnesota Community Foundation shares the how they designed this online social good contest for success."

Quick Hit: Art of Relevance Video, Podcast, and a Google Hangout this week

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The Minnesota Historical Society made a video of my recent talk there. AUDIO - PRATFALLS PODCAST Immediately after leaving the Minnesota Historical Society, I sat down with Levi Weinhagen as a guest on his Pratfalls podcast.

FREE! Research Report: Innovation in Service Delivery

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To shed light on how organizations are meeting this challenge, MAP for Nonprofits commissioned a study by Idealware to investigate how Minnesota service providers are innovating their service delivery, with an eye to factors that foster innovation. During this free one-hour session, we will highlight key findings and best practices, along with real-world examples, to share Minnesota’s innovation with the rest of the country. Event Price: 0.00.

5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season

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In my state, Minnesota, we have a “Give to the Max Day” to encourage giving to nonprofits and schools before Thanksgiving. For nonprofit leaders, strong controls for fraud are especially important during this time of year.

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