The Critical Role of Healthcare Philanthropy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Connection Cafe

All of us have an important role to play even if it is primarily staying at home to flatten the curve. Disruption to the normal business model, for many, impacts cash flow and reduces revenue. The Foundation’s Role in the Crisis . This is truly an unprecedented time.

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

Connection Cafe

Your role in finance is to provide that link, from the accounting information.” Decision-making around directing philanthropic giving is an increasingly data-driven exercise.

Three Roles of the Nonprofit CFO that Lead to Mission Success

Connection Cafe

Over the years, my experience in a variety of financial leadership roles has led me to the following hypothesis: nonprofit finance is critical to mission success. Given the integral connection between financial and organizational success, I wanted to dig deeper into the nonprofit CFO role.

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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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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 Activity Level Discussion in Museums: Is a Role Marketplace an Answer?

Museum 2.0

The Activity Level Discussion in Museums: Is a Role Marketplace an Answer? A marketplace of museum roles is worth a look. Many museum staff realize that the model of more-with-less is unsustainable. Written by Seema Rao and Robert J.

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


And what is the role of social media-enabled learning communities in the modern membership organization and other comparable types of knowledge service delivery? I have often written about the Veterinary Information Network’s (VIN’s ) virtual membership and business models.

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The Funders Role in Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was honored to participate in a session called "The Funder's Role in Networks" designed by Diana Scearce, Monitor Institute, who spends a lot of time thinking about networks. Some of the topics included: What is a grantmaker's role in networks it supports?

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Shifting our Role in the Hub

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After reading the book The Spider and the Starfish, the Lumpkjn family had been inspired to not follow the recommended model of endowing a nonprofit center at the local university. Guest post from Annie Hernandez.

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What is the Funder’s Role in Supporting Good Measurement?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What is funder’s role to support good measurement? The St Luke’s Foundation in Cleveland realigned using the premises of Leap of Reason and has redefined its own role and purpose: Bigger Investments.

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Economic Recovery Models in Depression2.ouch

Network-Centric Advocacy

However, in everything I read and hear there is no talk about the role of networks in the recovery. 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.

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Guest Post: A New Role for Science Museums--Playground for Scientists

Museum 2.0

And my museum, and this new model, as a space for them to do so. We generated nearly 10k data points and hundreds of text-based confessionals that he''s already successfully used to model cooperative behavior and is considering publishing on it.

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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. Delivery and communications are the business model.

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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

In Defense of Community Managers

Amy Sample Ward

But, operating as a community organizer or manager is such a filling and critical role for programs, platforms and even campaigns to be successful that the idea of herding cats turns into searching youtube for cutest kitten videos. Community Managers ensure successful engagement and participation on a new platform by facilitating discussion, modeling behavior, and supporting leadership development. community community manager mmt role

Agile Planning = a model for strategic thinking?


How to really engage our members so they have a participatory role in the development of the association. So, I have a lot more thinking to do about this, but maybe the ideas behind agile planning could be developed into some usable model or template for how to get started in moving towards strategic thinking, responsiveness, innovation and creativity - over linear strategic planning, slow reactivity and risk aversion, rigidity of thinking and top-level-dominated leadership.

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New Models for Children's Museums: Wired Classrooms?

Museum 2.0

There’s a thriving debate about the role computers should play in children’s museums, with many professionals sounding the alarm about the negative impact of exchanging screen time for tactile environments. Why haven't children's museums pushed past the 1970s model?

Research Friday: The Role of Ethnic Identity in Positive Youth Development

ASU Lodestar Center

This week Nonprofit Management and Leadership student Rosela Martinez discusses her research on the role of Ethnic Identity in positive youth development. Likewise, youth undoubtedly have a role in the fulfillment of the mission of any organization. So, they made a point of teaching me about history from an indigenous perspective, surrounding me with role models that reflected my cultural values and immersing me in traditional spiritual practices from the time I was born.

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Repeat After Me: Modeling Multiple Visitation

Museum 2.0

We repeat activities that give us more information about ourselves, or that change in relation to us (without us taking active roles as players or drivers). Why don't people come back to museums?

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Querying the Environment: A Smart Model for Pull Content

Museum 2.0

Pull" techniques don't just allow multiplicity of content; they also emphasize the visitors' active role in seeking out information.

Defining Your IT Roles: Project Management as a Process


Julian Egelstaff, Technical Architect, Freeform Solutions Who are our IT role models? Nonprofits face unique challenges that commercial enterprises often don't face: you have no IT staff, no IT budget, uneven levels of technical skills in staff, high turnover and volunteer staff, distributed teams with only the internet connecting them, no long term IT planning or vision, and project based funding models. Defining the different roles helps avoid this.

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Yet so 1999

Connection Cafe

The role of business intelligence in the election has confirmed that the nonprofit community needs to focus on a few areas – constituent relationships, tools, message relevancy and mapping the correct messages in the correct channels. Data Mining & Modeling Donor Strategy Fundraising Success & Performance business intelligence election

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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. 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. What roles are needed?

Yes, Audience Participation Can Have Significant Value

Museum 2.0

We're hearing on a daily basis that the museum has a new role in peoples' lives and in the identity of the county. Museum of Art and History institutional change participatory museum fundraising business models

The Public Argument About Arts Support as Seen through the Lens of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Museum 2.0

There's a missed opportunity to reframe what the millage means and the role of community support in museum funding when saying thank you. risk institutional change social bridging business models

Open Source and the Promise of Sustainable Nutrition Security

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Jerry and I had a great conversation about open sourcing of agricultural scientific models, such as those used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their climate change reports.

Celebrating Women Leaders in the Arts & Cultural Sector for International Women’s Day 2020

Connection Cafe

Next is another role model of ours : Aubrey Bergauer , the Executive Director of the Center for Innovative Leadership & VP of Strategic Communications at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Thriving in the Knowledge Age: Interview with John Falk and Beverly Sheppard, Part 1

Museum 2.0

In 2006, John Falk and Beverly Sheppard, seasoned museum researchers and practitioners, released a co-authored book entitled Thriving in the Knowledge Age: New Business Models for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions. It may be an implicit business model, but it’s a business model.

Interview with John Falk and Beverly Sheppard Part 2: Rethinking Membership and Admissions

Museum 2.0

This is the second part of a two-part interview with John Falk and Beverly Sheppard on their book Thriving in the Knowledge Age: New Business Models for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions. Tags: interview membership visitors business models

The Frogloop Interview: Sheeraz Haji - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Haji initially stayed on, as Convios president, but stepped down from that role last month, although he remains a member of Convios board of directors. The growth of peer-to-peer social networks like Facebook enables a new model – a constituent-driven model - for giving and volunteering.

2020: The Year that Changed Grantmaking

Connection Cafe

If ever there was a mandate to reexamine the role and process of funding, now is that time. Both software and data will play a critical role in operationalizing these streamlined, agile processes. 2020 will be remembered as the year that changed grantmaking.

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Giving and receiving

Steve Bridger

There is an encouraging theme running through the White Paper that backs up what I have heard with my own ears: an honest appraisal of the role of government. I think we will see (and need) more hybrid models for giving [.] Two weeks ago the Government published the Giving White Paper.

The Importance Of Mobile Devices To Peer-To-Peer Fundraising


We talk a lot about the ever growing role that peer-to-peer fundraising has for many nonprofits. It’s not really a new model, but the rise of the Internet has transformed the strategy and given it even more fundraising power.

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How to Win Budget and Influence the C-Suite on Social Media


Nice primer from the super fabulous Tammy Gordon of AARP, which continues to be a great role model for associations going social. How to Win Budget and Influence the C-Suite on Social Media from Tammy Gordon. ———-. This post includes a slide deck.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities


As Community Architects (and Builders, Managers, Hosts, etc), we’ve always known that we needed to define a community’s purpose as part of strategic development, but we generally haven’t paid much attention to the role of purpose for community participants. ————. Purpose.

Nonprofits, Competition, and Money

Vertex Systems

Additionally, governmental changes and economic trends can play a powerful role in the success or failure of a nonprofit organization. We all have blind spot and need to take a look at a better model.

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It’s great for me in my role as consultant because I have fewer places in the applications I build where I have to explain some weird workaround to users. Campaign is a standard object in that is used to model outreach efforts.

Connecting Your Organization to Deliver a Constituent-Driven Experience

Connection Cafe

Outdated organizational models that segment departments into their own distinct areas and with their own distinct messaging leave constituents confused and even less connected than before they first engaged.

The Benefits of Having Digitally Savvy Board – for Museums & Nonprofits Too!

Connection Cafe

In fact, companies with digitally literate board members significantly outperformed their peers on key metrics: “ Doing business in the digital era entails risks ranging from cybersecurity breaches and privacy issues to business model disruptions and missed competitive opportunities.

5 Keys for Achieving your Organization’s Goals

Connection Cafe

If a staff member looks at an organizational goal and doesn’t see how their role plays a part – or how working on it will make their job easier or better – they’re less likely to engage or support leadership in moving it forward. That can make for a fun, team-based environment, but can also make lead to a lack of accountability and clarity around roles.

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