The Hybrid Fundraising Event Model

NonProfit PRO

It’s been over a year since the pandemic changed all of our lives. 2020 really tested us all in a multitude of ways. For nonprofit organizations, perhaps the biggest and most important challenge was understanding how to move the mission forward.

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Forward-Thinking Membership Models for Associations

Nimble AMS

Subscription models are all the rage these days. Industries everywhere have begun to adopt subscription models. Associations are challenged to reconsider their traditional membership models and how they can be modified to align with new expectations of consumers.

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The Live Enterprise Model

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The model enables the organization to rapidly experiment, learn and scale.” What differentiates the Live Enterprise from other operating models? Anyone can adopt Live Enterprise model principles.

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Q&A: Doctors Without Borders Explains Its Donor-Centric Model

NonProfit PRO

Currently, Kim Goldsmith-N'Diaye, director of development at Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders in the U.S., leads all of the fundraising at MSF, including mid-level gifts, major gifts, planned gifts, corporate gifts and foundation gifts.

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Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

How to Create a 3D Model from Photos

Find the free stuff

But beyond editing photos, technology and apps can even help us use photos to create full 3D models. These 3D models can be used in a variety. The post How to Create a 3D Model from Photos appeared first on

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How to Develop a Successful Subscription Business Model for Your Organization

Wild Apricot

Here's how your nonprofit can implement and benefit from a subscription business model Nonprofits have so much to learn from subscription based businesses like Netflix and Spotify.

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DipJar launches SparkVirtual and New Pricing Model!


The post DipJar launches SparkVirtual and New Pricing Model! We’re excited to announce SparkVirtual, a new solution that will help you expand your fundraising efforts into the virtual space.

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eLearning Pricing Models: 5 Ways to Price Your Courses

Web Courseworks Associations

You’ll explore eLearning pricing models through the following points: How To Price Your Online Course: Key Considerations. 5 eLearning Pricing Models for Your Courses. Would your association be better served by a subscription-based model or a one-time fee model?

Logic Models: Charting a Course for Success


A logic model helps to visualize those details and highlight the connection between a program's purpose and the programs results, and it helps you make sure you're measuring the right things so you can show success! Ananda Roberts Data Leadership logic models nptech nten Communications Program Ananda Roberts. President. nFocus Solutions. Sometimes it's hard to see the little details that make up the big programs.

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Open content business models

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Open content business models December 1, 2007 I’m at the Open Translation event, and we’ve just had a great session on open content business models. In general, it seems like most models depend on some sort of up-front funding, whether it be an investment or a grant, to fund the initial writing of a large amount of content.

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The Complete Guide to Setting Up a Robust Membership Model

Wild Apricot

We created this guide for any organization looking to implement a membership model. Over the past decade, we’ve helped thousands of membership organizations successfully set up and grow their members. This guide contains everything we’ve learned.

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CNC routers, materials and 3D models

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

For working CNC routers need STL files, which you can download from – 3D models site. Examples of models that are made using these materials: Technological equipment. To create a 3D model, special software is used, designed for professional work with three-dimensional graphics. These programs allow for solid modeling. Using solid modeling, you can design models with a high level of detail.

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[Webinar Recap] Subscription Giving: The New Recurring Giving Model for Today’s Donors

Network for Good

The post [Webinar Recap] Subscription Giving: The New Recurring Giving Model for Today’s Donors appeared first on Network for Good. For years, we have seen consumer buying habits shift towards more subscription-based purchases with companies such as Netflix, Blue Apron, and many others.

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Demystifying the Predictive Model

Connection Cafe

Analytics Data Mining & Modeling Fundraising Success & Performance marketing model predictiveUtilizing predictive analytics is designed to allow organizations to make smarter decisions about how to spend resources.

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Online Learning’s New Role in the Association Membership Model

WBT Systems

Online Learning’s New Role in the Association Membership Model. Read more about Online Learning’s New Role in the Association Membership Model

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How To Create a Successful Chamber of Commerce Model During COVID-19

Wild Apricot

COVID-19 has brought new challenges to small businesses (and yes, we know that’s the understatement of the year) but many are trying to make the best of it by doing things like auditing their platforms, getting creative with new ways to engage. organizational-management

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Salesforce, Dreamforce & Nonprofits: It always comes back to the data model

Judi Sohn

Each direction is very different, using a different data model (see below for lots more on that) and approach. So how is it always about the data model? I happen to think the Account/Contact model makes perfect sense, but I know it’s frustrating for new nonprofits on the platform who don’t understand why they have what they think are two records with the same information. A nonprofit typically has a very different ownership/sharing model.

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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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The Anatomy of a Content Model

Connection Cafe

What is a Content Model? Content Modeling is a hot topic in the Information Architecture community these days. A content model is a document defining the structure of each content type within a CMS , or Content Management System. Why do I need a Content Model? Content Model Success Story. I recently spoke about Content Modeling for a nonprofit at the IA Summit in Minneapolis.

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Deliberately Unsustainable Business Models

Museum 2.0

At one point, Mark commented that they have a "deliberately unsustainable" business model. This is the model that governs most businesses and artistic endeavors. Tags: business models I once asked Eric Siegel, the Director of the New York Hall of Science, why museums are rarely innovative shining stars on the cutting edge of culture. He commented that as non-profits, museums are built to survive, not to succeed.

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Forum One

The copy is a model of self-restraint. , the federal web site that is officially charged with helping consumers make sense of the new health insurance landscape, was substantially improved this month. For starters, they added information from over 200 insurers on 4,400 plans.

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Pricing Your eLearning Materials: Subscription versus One-Time-Fee Models

Web Courseworks

While there are numerous pricing models used in the world of eLearning and online courses today, two of the most common are subscription and one-time-fee models. And remember: it’s important to get this right the first time around, as changing up your pricing model down-the-road can pose its own major challenges. Subscription Models. Subscription models work best at the bottom end of the product quality continuum. One-Time-Fee Models.

Predictive Modeling vs. Wealth Screening: Effective Segmentation Programs Require a Healthy Mix

Connection Cafe

Whenever I am on the road with clients the conversation always turns to a debate about the value of predictive modeling vs. the value of traditional wealth screening. Some tend to gravitate toward wealth data alone because it feels more tangible—or understandable—than predictive modeling. While others like that predictive models can focus on the likelihood to do something – make a gift, perhaps – and not just whether a prospect looks “rich.”.

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3 Federated Models for Larger Nonprpfits (and How Each Model Impacts Decision Making)

Connection Cafe

While there is little consensus on a “single best practice”, three distinct models have emerged and are recognizable as the most prevalent. For an organization assessing its own structure, this blog is intended to provide a simplified basis for self-comparison against each of the three models. The models, which are (stereotypically) summarized below, highlight how, and by whom, decisions are made and executed. The decision to prefer one model over another is situational.

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Nonprofit Disruption: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

DISRUPTION: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support. My colleagues at The Monitor Institute just published a study called “ Disruption: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support ,&# a national study of member-based advocacy organizations. View more documents from Working Wikily. The study was funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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A Model for Wildfire Disaster Relief

Connection Cafe

The level of collaboration amongst the legal community in Northern California can serve as an excellent model for other areas of the country. Nearly 20,000 residents have been asked to evacuate their homes in Northern California as a result of the multiple wildfires that have been burning for weeks, and CNBC has reported that more than 16,000 homes have been threatened by potential damage from the wildfire at this point, leading to evacuation orders for nearly 25,000 residents.

Advocacy Campaign Logic Model

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It uses a logic model. A huge big salute goes out to Priscilla Brice-Weller at Solidariti for finding this excellent resource - The Advocacy Progress Planner , by Continuous Progress. It's an online tool campaigners can use to map out campaign actions, and also assess the campaign afterwards. I would love to see this for a marketing campaign with a social media component

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#11NPD: Impact, Brand, and Business Model

Tech Soup Blog

In the panel Rethinking Strategy: The Intersection of Impact, Brand, and Business Model, three experts defined these terms and illustrated their use for effective nonprofit communications. Model Behavior. Jeanne Bell kicked off her discussion of business models by describing a challenging shift in the nonprofit landscape. Delivery and communications are the business model.

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Predicting the Future: Driving Fundraising Outcomes with Models

Connection Cafe

My first experience with modeling happened at the University of Washington development office in the fall of 1992. My job, as the director of research, was to use the modeling results for prospecting—but also to sell them to the directors of development in the schools and colleges. Today, it’s widely understood that this is why we use models: to find the unknown prospect —the whale swimming below the surface. I don’t make models.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 135: Accountable Impact: A Model for Sustainable Mission Growth

Connection Cafe

Decision-making around directing philanthropic giving is an increasingly data-driven exercise.

Day 5: Membership Growth Online Summit - Membership Models

Wild Apricot

You have success with attracting new members, it’s the retaining them bit that needs some work. Wait a minute… you already have some super-members who’re extremely passionate about your organization. They’re loyal and willing. So what’s the problem exactly? Well, do you have a killer onboarding process? webinar growth summit robbie-kellman-baxter

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Four Models for Active User Engagement, by Nina Simon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

No one model is better than the others. Nor should they even be seen as progressive steps towards a model of “maximal participation.” Participatory projects are most successful when you can find the right model for your staff culture, your users, and your goals. While there are outlier innovative projects that defy categorization, this chart displays the fundamental characteristics of each model. . Source: Share Your Ideas.

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Day 5: Membership Growth Online Summit - Membership Models

Wild Apricot

You have success with attracting new members, it’s the retaining them bit that needs some work. Wait a minute… you already have some super-members who’re extremely passionate about your organization. They’re loyal and willing. So what’s the problem exactly? Well, do you have a killer onboarding process? webinar growth summit robbie-kellman-baxter

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Are Social Enterprises Viable Models for Funding Nonprofits?

ASU Lodestar Center

Social enterprise models may well offer an answer. Should nonprofits become more aggressive in adopting new business models that can add needed revenue? What are the downsides and dangers in pursuing new models? One answer to these questions may be the social enterprise model, which has the potential to revolutionize both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. These social enterprise efforts can add a business model by creating sustainable revenue.

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The Business Model: How Your Nonprofit Can Operate Like a Business (and absolutely OWN it)

NonProfit Hub

Some notable businesses operating under the B Corp model include Ben & Jerry’s and Warby Parker. While this model works for some people, it’s definitely not for everybody. Livingston discussed a duality model where organizations separate their donors from their most loyal and dedicated donors. Business models don’t have to be scary—they can help you succeed. This post originally appeared in the July/August issue of our Nonprofit Hub Magazine.

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Best Practices for Nonprofit Financial Health, Part Two: Smart Nonprofit Business Models


In this second part of the series, Alice Antonelli, Director for Advisory Services at NFF, shares more terrific advice and insights on financial health and nonprofit business models. Best Practices for Nonprofit Financial Health, Part Two: Smart Nonprofit Business Models. What is a smart nonprofit business model? First, what does the term business model mean? We often use the term business model to describe an organization’s sources of funding and/or major costs.

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Organizational Social Relationship Models and Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have been noodling with an evaluation model that looks social media from an organizational perspective - from social networks to social capital (relationships) to action in the real world. Charlene Li's " Tapping the Power of the Groundswell " offers some models on relationship building and engagement in a broader way and more as a strategy. These points also make me think about an organizational listening/learning model.

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Nonprofit Trends: Tax Status vs. Business Model

Connection Cafe

“Nonprofit” is a tax status, not a business model. NOT a business model. But looking beyond that, to the organization itself, to its services, to its brand, it’s important to remember that this tax status shouldn’t be confused with a business model or the need to operate efficiently. It’s a deliberate choice and, for some, a business model – TOMS being the most obvious example of the day.

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Economic Recovery Models in Depression2.ouch

Network-Centric Advocacy

It seems as the economic modeling for recovery and growth are running off models developed in the great depression (3 to 5 years of slow 2% growth) and the many economic down turns since. Those models are wrong. If the crash did not follow models, why do we think the economic recovery models follow traditional recovery trajectories? I am not an economics guy.

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Red Cross Social Media Strategy/Policy Handbook: An Excellent Model

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Wendy Harman at the Red Cross has been hard at work creating this draft version of the organization's Social Media Strategy Handbook. It is intended for staff and chapters and is encouraging them to participate in social media and craft a strategy for their chapter. It isn't a command and control policy, it's encouraging, provides a lot of useful tips/steps, and is also realistic about the time commitment involved.

The Community Roundtable's Community Maturity Model

Network-Centric Advocacy

Our first effort to define the discipline is our Community Maturity Model: This model does two things. One of our missions at The Community Roundtable is to further the discipline of community management – not just in our own community but more broadly in the marketplace. First, it defines the eight competencies we think are required for successful community management.

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4 Steps Toward Open Data Business Models

AFP Blog

4 Steps Toward Open Data Business Models : By now, ‘open data for the social sector,’ ‘open data for the public sector,’ or ‘open data for hackers’ all roll quasi-easily off the tongue. The concept of ‘open data business models,’ on the other hand, still has many experts in the field scratching their heads

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