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

Connection Cafe

Some tend to gravitate toward wealth data alone because it feels more tangible—or understandable—than predictive modeling.

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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.

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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.

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

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At bbcon 2015 , some of the top minds in the nonprofit industry came together to present Big Idea sessions. percent in 2012 to 14.7 percent in 2060.

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Nonprofit Trends: Tax Status vs. Business Model

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“Nonprofit” is a tax status, not a business model. NOT a business model. Certainly, being a 501(c)3 is a point of pride.

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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.

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? More Diverse Community. Less Pressure on Prospective Members.

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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. View more documents from Working Wikily. and James L. and James L. Knight Foundation, [.]

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Solved! The Nonprofit Data Mystery

Connection Cafe

If you want to know who in your data to engage that you haven’t reached out to already, then you need to use predictive modeling.

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Guarantee Success for Your Year-End Campaign with Donor Data as Your Guide

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Fundraising Analytics Data Hygiene end of year fundraising EOY fundraising best practices predictive modelingWith 17.4%

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Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits are going to become more reliant on enablers like AI and quantum modeling, which will drive everything from financial models to marketing campaigns to donor engagement. Part 2 in a 2-part Davos report for the Social Good Community ( See Part 1 here ). See 5 key questions you should be considering as you do here.).

“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. 2009: 19%. 2010: 22%. 2011: 25%. Go check it out ! Anyone trying this? Association Case Studies

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? These social enterprise efforts can add a business model by creating sustainable revenue. Defourny et al.,

8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

Strategy is knowing your organization’s business model. What is their business model? Multi-day retreats? SWOT analyses? Heady jargon?

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. He claimed to be nervous – he was actually hilarious and awesome. Here’s the story. Association Case Studies Presentation

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. Yay me! Follow along with me.

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#11NPD: Impact, Brand, and Business Model

Tech Soup Blog

Model Behavior. Jeanne Bell kicked off her discussion of business models by describing a challenging shift in the nonprofit landscape.

Engaging Young Donors

Connection Cafe

Data Mining & Modeling Analytics Life Stage So who is this group and how can you best leverage resources to engage and retain them?

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Deliberately Unsustainable Business Models

Museum 2.0

At one point, Mark commented that they have a "deliberately unsustainable" business model. Tags: business models Then they die.

Data Dictionary: Variables and Analytical Learning

Connection Cafe

Data Mining & Modeling analytical learning term definitions variablesAnalytics can be overwhelming or confusing without the proper context.

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. A Day in the Life.

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

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Summer Cleaning: A Data Hygiene Checklist Any Nonprofit Can Reference!

Connection Cafe

I find age a major component in many of the custom predictive models that our clients receive, so again, this type of information is often indicative of those likely and capable of giving gifts to your institution. Some services may be able to find titles, and occupation information often shows up in custom predictive models with our clients.

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Learning Who Gives: How Generations X, Y, Baby Boomers, and Matures Donate

Connection Cafe

By Pam Loeb, Gayle Vogel and Emily Hahn of Edge Research. Boomers are the generational cohort that charitable organizations should focus on today.

How Weinstein Hospice Uses Smart Segmentation to Identify Key Donors

Connection Cafe

When it comes to fundraising, having the right information about your donors is critical. How much time do you spend prospecting for donors?

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


I have been preaching model change for years. Don’t just play on the periphery; transform your entire organizational model. Now what?

Prospecting 101 – There’s No Place Like Home

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Analytics Data Mining & Modeling Identifying Prospects CRM data mining prospectingProspecting starts by analyzing data within your own fundraising system. Here is a way to get started by pulling lists with certain criteria.

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Prospecting for Fundraising Gold on a Tin Budget!

Connection Cafe

Let's say that you need new major gift prospects to be identified or to grow your annual giving program.

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Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

There are a few core elements of the way communities work that we can learn from as a model for innovation as well. Community-Driven Model. But in a community-driven model, you can’t just listen for the sake of learning. What are the technologies that support community-driven engagement and models of working? Principles. A Model Facebook Page


The copy is a model of self-restraint. For starters, they added information from over 200 insurers on 4,400 plans. The Page includes six tabs.

How Would Rate Your Prospect Management System? Part 1

Connection Cafe

Here are Target Analytics, our high-touch modeling team asks our clients to rate where they are at with a prospect management system.

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We Need Fewer Bottom Lines in Nonprofits

Museum 2.0

business models evaluation institutional change If you run a for-profit business, the bottom line is your financial profit. Lines upon lines.

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

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. Be Helpful.

The Self-Taught Analytics Professional

Connection Cafe

Papers and presentations: Target Analytics Fundraising Models for Higher Education by Lawrence Henze and Elizabeth Crabtree. Google Analytics.

Quick Hit: Online Dialogue about Business Models for the Arts on Monday, April 25

Museum 2.0

On Monday, April 25, I'll be participating in an online video chat with Andrew Taylor and James Undercofler to explore new business models for arts organizations. I'm reaching the end of my consulting days, with just one more day on the road before I dedicate myself to Santa Cruz and The Museum of Art & History.

Day 5: Membership Growth Online Summit - Membership Models

Wild Apricot Blog

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

Psychology, Pricing, and Pay As You Will at the Children's Museum of Tacoma

Museum 2.0

They went to a "pay as you will" model. business models children''s museums inclusion What did they do?

What Hours Should Museums Be Open?

Museum 2.0

inclusion comfort business modelsAn exhibiting artist approached me recently at an evening event at the museum. Hey!," He's right. They aren't.

Does the Most Powerful Work Live Onstage or Behind the Scenes?

Museum 2.0

All of these organizations provide mind-blowing audience experiences and serve as inspiring models for their fields. advocacy business models