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.

Model 77

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.

Model 89

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?

Model 69

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.

Model 45

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.

Model 121

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.

Model 38

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.

Model 30

Nonprofit Trends: Tax Status vs. Business Model

Connection Cafe

“Nonprofit” is a tax status, not a business model. NOT a business model. It’s a deliberate choice and, for some, a business model – TOMS being the most obvious example of the day. I know this isn’t all that original, but I have to say it.

Model 27

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.

“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.

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.

Model 34

Data Appends: A Guide for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Data scientists and prospect researchers on the nonprofit payroll are working side by side to mine data within the nonprofit’s information system and create models that predict who is likely to give—and who is not. Analytics is all the rage in development offices.

Guide 77

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. Predictive modeling takes your data and combines it with external data to help predict what might happen in the future.

Data 106

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.

Model 13

8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

Strategy is knowing your organization’s business model. There are a number of good resources out there for mapping your organization’s business model, including The Business Model Canvas. What is their business model?

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

Connection Cafe

If you’re looking to get even more advanced with your database usage, consider testing data modeling to span the entire donor portfolio to find your high-value prospects from across all programs, not just those that support a single area or campaign. With 17.4%

Guide 102

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.

#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.

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. Social Good 2030 4IR AI csr Davos Fourth Industrial Revolution Global Goals Hacktivision nonprofit quantum modeling Social Economy Sustainable Development Goals WEF17 World Economic ForumPart 2 in a 2-part Davos report for the Social Good Community ( See Part 1 here ).

Instead of Selling Objects, Build Public Trust

Museum 2.0

Food banks have an auction-based model. business models institutional changeYou run a regional museum. It's been struggling financially for years. Now, you have a new vision--co-created with trustees and community leaders--for a path forward.

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

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.

Engaging Young Donors

Connection Cafe

This is done by modeling constituent behavior of successful and unsuccessful prior conversions and applying that set of learnings to your current constituent segments. Data Mining & Modeling Analytics Life Stage

Donor 85

Introducing Abbott Square Part 6: Two Prioritization Techniques We Used to Negotiate a Great Lease

Museum 2.0

Abbott Square business models creative placemaking Museum of Art and HistoryThis is the sixth in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz.

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.

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. So let's build our understanding of various types of analytics you might use in your fundraising.

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. Organizations, whether nonprofits, institutions, human services, or even ad hoc groups, can harness these elements of communities and use a community-driven model to design programs and services as well as create a platform for collaboration, and reposition themselves as the heart of the community.

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.

Data 59

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 A Model Facebook Page


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.

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

Connection Cafe

Analytics Data Mining & Modeling Donor Strategy Fundraising Success & Performance Identifying Prospects baby boomers gen x gen y next gen pam loeb The Next Generation of American Giving By Pam Loeb, Gayle Vogel and Emily Hahn of Edge Research.

How Weinstein Hospice Uses Smart Segmentation to Identify Key Donors

Connection Cafe

Analytics Annual Fund Data Mining & Modeling Direct Mail Fundraising Major Gifts Planned Giving Sustained Giving donor segmentation faith-based giving score healthcare hospice When it comes to fundraising, having the right information about your donors is critical.

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.

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

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. The goal is to make money. At the end of the day, you are measured by how much money you made or lost. That''s the bottom line.

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. I wanted to let you know about a bonus opportunity that has popped up.

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 said, "I have some feedback for you. You know, the hours that you're open--they're not very accessible for people who work." He's right. They aren't.

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. The Children''s Museum of Tacoma is two years into their "pay as you will" model, and it looks like a success. When people are stressed about how much to pay, he says, "before we went to this model, the cost was about $5 at the door."

Prospecting 101 – There’s No Place Like Home

Connection Cafe

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.

Prospecting for Fundraising Gold on a Tin Budget!

Connection Cafe

Analytics Data Mining & Modeling Donor Strategy Identifying Prospects Wealth Screening budget constraints fundraising identification implementation limited staffing prospecting segmentation small nonprofits solutions

Gift 29