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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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?


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Get Your Board on Board: Structuring Governance Based on Organizational and Lifecycle Needs

ASU Lodestar Center

The question then turns to this: how can nonprofits structure their governance based on their organizational and lifecycle needs? Challenging as it may seem, the payoff that comes from structuring governance according to organizational and lifecycle needs is well worth the time and effort. The structure of governance will depend on the way in which each nonprofit meets entrepreneurial, engineering, and administrative needs. Exploring strategy and board structure in nonprofit.

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

Judi Sohn

The class was structured with lessons, followed by 20 minutes or so to complete an exercise. 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.

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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. With the turn towards Responsive Design , a CMS is really a crucial part of any content-rich web presence because it allows you to structure your content to adapt to any device. Why do I need a Content Model?

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

Museum 2.0

Last week, I attended Structure Lab , a half-day workshop on legal and financial structures for ventures for social good. Like many people in the arts, I'm interested in new models that help people combine mission-driven work with an entrepreneurial spirit. The Structure Lab is set up as a "game" in which you explore cards in various categories (values, assets, financing, etc.) A company in which employees are co-owners might translate well to a coop model.

Deliberately Unsustainable Business Models

Museum 2.0

Unlike startups and rock stars, museums aren't structured to shoot for the moon and burn up trying. 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.

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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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#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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Four Models for Active User Engagement, by Nina Simon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last year, Rick Bonney and a team of educators and science researchers at the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) tackled this question in a project designed to define the structures and benefits of public participation in science research (download the full report as a PDF here.) No one model is better than the others. Nor should they even be seen as progressive steps towards a model of “maximal participation.” Source: Share Your Ideas.

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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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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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Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Here are 7 practices for building an internal control structure that will increase buy-in and stand the test of time. The same way an internal controls structure without sufficient monitoring is wishful thinking, not reality, getting organizational buy-in without communicating consequences is expecting results with a key part missing. Encourage others to model similar behavior.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

NetCentric Advocacy: Santa Fe Institute Research Topics - Physics of Complex Systems: Network Resources

Network-Centric Advocacy

Is there a 3 dimensional structure equivalent to the power law? Generic questions include: How is the structure of a network related to its function and behavior? What mathematical and statistical models accurately capture the important aspects of a network’s structure? And, can these models predict a network’s future behavior? Is there a 3 dimensional structure equivalent to the power law? And, can these models predict a network’s future behavior?

CRM & CMS Integration: Plone and

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I am thinking that this might be a good model for how we can do it with Drupal, but that’s a subject for another post. at 10:55 am Michelle- We spent a lot of effort to make the Plone/Salesforce integration products completely agnostic about your data structures. Simply put: we don’t make any assumptions about how you’re modeling your data, we just let you grab it as you need to.

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. And companies like Unilever are not only focused on their supply chain, but re-structuring their advertising practices to better support and promote gender equality. Part 2 in a 2-part Davos report for the Social Good Community ( See Part 1 here ).

Influence Blog: Forum One

Forum One

3 Financial Statements to Watch Closely Each Month For Your Nonprofit

Blue Fox

Revenue model structure. Reviewing your nonprofit’s revenue model monthly allows for adjustments to be made when funding is a little wonky.

Great reads from around the web on September 19th

Amy Sample Ward

"This post draws from over 30 in-depth, semi structured interviews conducted with coordinators of and participants in the Egyptian revolution between March and August 2011." " Five Ways for Human Service Nonprofits to Reset their Funding Models – "…most nonprofits have in effect two customers— the beneficiaries they are supporting, and the funders who are paying for the work.

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

Museum 2.0

How much would John pay for rent and how should we structure it? So we structured the rent in a “base with kicker” format. 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.

Top Reasons your Association Should Use Person Accounts

Nimble AMS

When selecting a Salesforce-based AMS, be sure you’re choosing the one with the most adaptable and responsive data model. Here’s why you should choose one that uses the Salesforce Person Accounts data model.

Top Reasons to Opt for Data Driven Decisions in Managing Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Depending on the structure of your organization, you can benefit from all details regarding campaigns, volunteers, potential donors, present donors, charity events and many more. Analytics Data Mining & Modeling Donor Strategy Identifying Prospects By: Laura Iancu, 123ContactForm. In the nonprofit area efforts to success are made from all perspectives. That’s why we surpassed the idea that a good cause is the sole element which grants success.

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Where Are Your Donations Coming From?

Greater Giving

For many, that involves a combination of income sources that, together, make up their funding model. A funding model is defined as the methodical and institutionalized approach to bring in revenue to support an organization’s core programs and initiatives.

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Website Can Promote Planned Giving


Another excellent model of using a website’s donation page to highlight the option for Planned Giving is the San Francisco SPCA , which features a blurb about it, alongside their other donation options. Use stories to share a personal aspect Much of the information donors will find regarding Planned Giving is heavily technical and legal, as is necessary to explain the various financial structures available such as annuities or trusts.

What Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About Machine Learning

Global Giving

But by using modern computer processors to perform these calculations at high volumes, data scientists can create models capable of solving complex problems. Many AI models take a series of input data points and use them to predict aspects of new data points.

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Top 12 Features Membership Organizations & Associations Should Look for in a CRM

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If this is the case, you might want to consider getting a variable pricing model, like the one offered by Findjoo. This means that the price you’ll need to pay will depend on the membership model that you’re offering.

5 things every association should know about Salesforce-based AMS solutions

Nimble AMS

Your AMS solution should use the Salesforce Person Accounts data model. It’s important to select the data model for your Salesforce-based AMS that truly supports the way an association works. That’s why Salesforce developed the Person Accounts data model.

Serving the Perfect Slice of Cake to Members

Joy of Membership

This is where we pay attention to the structural elements that make your membership work. I use an 8-stage model when I'm working with clients.

Follow the leader to deliver a connected, member-centric experience

Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS has always been an advocate for Salesforce’s Person Account model, the platform’s recommended data model configuration in which Business Accounts and Individual Person Accounts are treated as “Account” equals. On the surface, meeting the needs of such a structure may seem relatively straightforward. From the beginning, Nimble AMS was built on the Salesforce platform and embraced the Person Accounts model.

How Can Leaders Support Boundaries?

NonProfit Hub

Model the Boundaries You Want to See. Proactively modeling the right behavior can curb all sorts of common boundary busters like social media use, gossip, absenteeism, or overworking. . This can be a great tool for your team that helps put structure around your day and workweek.

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Process Modeling for the Masses Process Modeling for the Masses Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2007 09:57 Written by Steve Tuesday, 27 February 2007 09:28 Ismael has some comments on the recent announcement of web-based Business Process Modeling tools. But, they are often very high functioning, and once they are exposed to process modeling they “get it&#.

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Tips for Adopting a Trust-Based Philanthropy Approach


Despite its best intentions, traditional philanthropy has inhibited its grantee relationships by perpetuating structures and practices that treat grantees as supplicants rather than partners. If you work in philanthropy, odds are that you have heard some buzz about trust-based philanthropy.

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Navigating Your Upgrade from Drupal 7

Forum One

Each content migration method comes with pros and cons and provides more or less an opportunity to make changes to your site’s structure. Upgrade Method Pros Cons Fully automated The Migrate suite is advanced enough to re-create your content model and import content into it.

How to Form and Use an Advisory Board for Your Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

For example, if a nonprofit organization operates health clinics inside public schools, the Advisory Board might be made up of pediatricians, family physicians, and nurses, who could advise the Governing Board on how the model could best operate to meet families’ needs.

Guest Post: Maintaining a connection with pandemic-inactive volunteers

Twenty Hats

The video calls have a consistent structure to them. Staff participation was modeled by our Unit Director and leadership team, who participated in some of the early calls. A first-hand account from a CVA who succeeded in sustaining the connection to volunteers sidelined by the pandemic.

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Coin-Operated Content: Is Pay to Play Really Such a Bad Idea?

Museum 2.0

I've wondered for a long time about the potential for museums (especially interactive science centers) to operate on a "pay to play" model where visitors choose specific content of interest to invest their time and money into. This already happens in the case of standalone shows, theaters, and programmatic experiences, but I don't know of any museums that apply atomized fee structures to physical exhibits. Tags: business models

3 Common Nonprofit Board Myths

NonProfit Hub

While understanding your governance structure and bylaws is crucial to even investigating how to remove or discipline board members, it is not an impossibility. We’ve all found ourselves in unwieldy committee meetings where no procedure model was in place.

How can nonprofits increase employee satisfaction while upholding organizational expectations?

ASU Lodestar Center

Leadership strategies and changes: It is critical to recognize that changes to basic leadership structures can have a significant impact on employee satisfaction. However, less structured reward programs can be a great way to show employee appreciation with little to no financial obligations.

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Understanding and Leveraging the Power of “Digital Disruption”

Byte Technology

Essentially, digital disruption occurs when new technologies cause business- and industry-shaking changes at a pace and magnitude that upset the established way of doing things such interacting with each other, altering time-tested business models and, in general, just aggravating the way we think (and have always thought).

How To Overcome Organizational Drag Within Your Company

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Organizational drag is all the practices, procedures, and structures that waste time and limit output.

Life after Common Ground: Part 1 – Nonprofit Starter Pack

Judi Sohn

It has a consistent structure but it’s not rigid. Reporting is so much easier in this model because it can all be done based on Opportunity fields. All in all, I believe this is a much better model than Common Ground where this information was only tracked on the stand-alone Pledge or Recurring Gift record.

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[VIDEO] The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development


I add a stage five where I like to follow the model that had stage five, and that’s the process. Is your agenda structured in a way that board education is included on every board meeting for 20 minutes?

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