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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Predictive Modeling for Future Peer to Peer Fundraising Events

Connection Cafe

Predictive Modeling uses “big data” to help predict the future. 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. Predictive Modeling for Fundraising Events.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Five models of content curation


I’d love you to take a look at this post by Rohit Bhargava: Five Models of Content Curation. I think he is spot on with his five models, which I’ll list below. So what do you think of these five models for content curation?

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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.

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.

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.

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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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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. These programs allow for solid modeling. They can process models in 2d and 3d formats.

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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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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

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Wealth Screening Versus Modeling: Making the Best Choice for your Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

To explain why, let’s consider the two most frequently used tools: wealth screening and custom modeling. The second option, called modeling, provides custom, predicative insight about prospects who are likely to take an action with a specific organization.

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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? A nonprofit typically has a very different ownership/sharing model.

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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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Social analytics are fueling a more predictive model | TMA Resources

AFP Blog

Social analytics are fueling a more predictive model | TMA Resources : Social media has played an increasingly important role in organizations'' client engagement strategy as firms look to monitor interactions on these channels for valuable insight and foster new relationships

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

Connection Cafe

For example, in higher education the campaign model of fundraising with deadlines, competition among classes, naming opportunities, and sense of urgency may be tailored more to male preferences than to female.

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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. President. nFocus Solutions.

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What is “New” In Adopting New Membership or Business Models?


Her monthly column for us will focus on what Anna calls “the building blocks for constructing new membership and business models” for associations. I have been preaching model change for years. Don’t just play on the periphery; transform your entire organizational model.

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The Giving Days Model: Collaboration, Federation, or Unification? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

The Giving Days Model: Collaboration, Federation, or Unification? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : "Charities are always seeking a new way to increase the size of the donor base. Conventional wisdom holds that getting large numbers of donors in—even at small levels—can begin a conversation about the value a nonprofit brings to its mission. A relationship that begins with a gift can evolve into ongoing financial and community support.

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4 Straightforward Benefits of Converting to an “Open Garden” Community Model


So why do so many associations still rely on a completely closed off model? Furthermore, as they increase their level of participation with opt-ins and upgrades, you can begin to paint a more general picture of what the future of your association can look like with your new model.

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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. Business models don’t have to be scary—they can help you succeed.

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Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a Model for Jewish Fundraising?

AFP Blog

Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a Model for Jewish Fundraising? The Facebook frenzy created by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has now been replaced by back-to-school photographs, but the results have left leading Jewish organizations asking themselves, “Is this the fundraising wave of the future?” “I I don’t believe fundraising is going in that direction,” said J.M. Schapiro, 2014-15 fundraising campaign chair for The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. -

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“Flipping your publishing model” in action


Remember this post about how to flip your publishing model ? And the case study we looked at through the Virginia Associations of Realtors’ example ? I just came across this great post from NTEN about how they did just that. This new strategy means we’re driving a lot of traffic to overall: We’re up 24% year-over-year in 2011.

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Flipping your publishing model at #AMP11


I presented a session yesterday at the Association Media & Publishing Association’s annual meeting on Flipping Your Publishing Model, a subject close to our hearts which Lindy wrote about last year. I was excited to showcase one association, VAR, who is doing this to great effect (explanation below), and I’m very grateful to the superstar that is Andrew Kantor who agreed to talk through what they do at VAR.

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What Belgian Beer-Brewing Monks Taught Me about Non-Profit Business Models

Museum 2.0

business modelsIf you want to drink the best beer in the world, you'd better be ready to work for it.

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How to Build a True Learning Community at the Core of Your Membership Model


I have often written about the Veterinary Information Network’s (VIN’s ) virtual membership and business models. At a recent visit at VIN’s headquarters in Davis, California, I was struck by the realization that developmental learning is the basis of every aspect of VIN’s model and practice.

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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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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.

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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.

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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. I am not an economics guy.

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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.

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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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Notes on Structure Lab: Legal and Financial Models for Social Entrepeneurship

Museum 2.0

Like many people in the arts, I'm interested in new models that help people combine mission-driven work with an entrepreneurial spirit. A company in which employees are co-owners might translate well to a coop model. Tags: business models

#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. Delivery and communications are the business model.

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Generosity as a business model


But the future is, as Jeff says, being generative , or as he quotes Kevin Kelly, having generosity as a business model. "We Read this great post from Jeff De Cagna. I am currently taking an ASAE online course, CEO Dialogue: Leading Associations in the 21st Century. This week (week 4 of 6) we're talking about "Strategic Technology", or technology as a strategic imperative. This is all the stuff I know about - yay!!

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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. These points also make me think about an organizational listening/learning model.

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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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Tips for Cultivating Major Gift Prospects with Data Analytics

Connection Cafe

Predictive modeling and wealth screening are great ways to identify potential major gift … Analytics Data Mining & Modeling Donor Strategy Identifying Prospects Wealth Screening cultivation events data data appends modeling wealth screening

Pro Bono Role Model of the Year


Then you must nominate them to Taproot Foundation’s first-ever Pro Bono Role Model of the Year. The winner will receive the title of Taproot Foundation’s first-ever Pro Bono Role Model of the Year and represent the foundation at the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service from June 6 – 8 in New Orleans, Louisiana! Do you know a mom or dad who is a professional superhero?

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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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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.