Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

Instead, AI has tremendous potential to help improve performance for nonprofits and social good organizations and drive meaningful change in the world. We know that social good organizations are constantly strapped for resources that allow them to meet their missions.

6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017

Connection Cafe

Many digital advocacy organizations simply focus on campaigns that supporters can participate in by simply adding their names to petitions or letters to Congress. Interested in learning how to setup and run a distributed campaign program for your organization in 2017?

How Volunteers Can Organize a Giving Day

VolunteerMark

WonderWe, a crowdfunding platform, offers a solution to this issue by providing the tools to help organize a successful giving day. There’s a cause near and dear to your heart. You spend hours volunteering your time, try to raise awareness and give financially where you can.

#GivingTuesday: No Organization too Small

Connection Cafe

Don’t be fooled into thinking your organization is too small to participate in the success of #GivingTuesday. We’re calling all small organizations!

4 Ways Religious Organizations Can Talk About Fundraising with Supporters

Connection Cafe

As a religious organization , your donors are at the heart of your mission. Yet, far too many religious organizations shy away from talking about fundraising with donors, members and other friends of the organization because they worry that doing so will turn off supporters or otherwise compromise their spiritual mission. Show your donors how giving to your organization is part of being a good and faithful steward.

Most Overused Buzzwords In Nonprofit Organizations Today

TechImpact

The post Most Overused Buzzwords In Nonprofit Organizations Today appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Every industry has its own set of overused, cliched buzzwords. You know, the phrases that make you cringe when you hear them. Synergy, and corporate culture being among the biggest offenders. In sports, it’s ‘light up the scoreboard’, ‘they’re on fire’ or ‘gym rat.’

8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

Other organizations may undergo a strategic planning process, but fail to operationalize the plan. 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.

Online Community Organizing: Start small, think big!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared’s February series exploring “Online Community Organizing” includes three different interviews; I’m really excited to participate! Q: What does “online” add to the community organizing? Q: How do you combine working on the ground with online organizing?

How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

The Leap Ambassadors Community is a group of nonprofit leaders who are passionate about “inspiring, motivating and supporting nonprofit and public sector leaders (and their stakeholders) to build great organizations for great societal impact.”.

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

Connection Cafe

A well-run grateful patient program—one that supports top-notch clinical care, nurtures true philanthropy, and is efficient and effective to manage—is at the top of the list for many healthcare organizations. First, understand what “best potential donor” means to your organization.

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How Social Is YOUR organization?

SocialFish

Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” So take a look at your organization today. But are you a social organization? This will tell you if you really have a social organization.

Exempt Organizations Select Check

AFP Blog

Exempt Organizations Select Check : Exempt Organizations Select Check Exempt Organizations Select Check is an on-line search tool that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings. It consolidates three former search sites into one, providing expanded search capability and a more efficient way to search for organizations that

Empowers Grant for Community Organizing at #OWS from DemocracyInAction

Amy Sample Ward

If your group is ready to organize, DemocracyInAction is ready to help! DemocracyInAction is a nonprofit dedicated to building a strong progressive infrastructure through effective online organizing. community issues activism funding occupywallstreet organizing ows

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How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization. While that can seem like a lot to undertake and change can be difficult for people and organizations, remember to take this at your own pace.

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3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM

Everyaction

A new solution will need to offer all of the unique features that you require, taking the specifics of your organization’s size, structure, and mission into account. For environmental organizations, these are three questions that should be asked about any potential new CRM.

Nurture Your Organization’s Online Community

TechImpact

These days most organizations work hard to foster a network of supporters, constituents, volunteers, donors, and just about anybody else they can find online.

Online Organizing Confessions…

Connection Cafe

…from a former grassroots organizer. Before joining the world of online marketing and … Annual Fund Fundraising Major Gifts Stewardship Advocacy fundraising multichannel fundraising peer-to-peer fundraising stewardship

Community Building begins with Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

We focused on principles for community building and community organizing, as well as examples of both short-term and long-term engagement. Principles of Community Organizing. And maybe the community wants to endorse a specific candidate, and your organization doesn’t.

What is “organic” software?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I was perusing the program for a local “green&# event, when I noticed a full page advertisement for Firefox, saying that it’s software was “ 100% organic.&# So now I think I agree with the Mozilla Foundation that a good metaphor for open source as any is that it is to software what “organic&# and probably “fair trade&# is to food. Too bad the metaphor doesn’t go both ways, because then organic and fair trade food would be free, too.

Search Engine Optimisation Benefits For Small Organizations

SocialFish

As search engine rankings increase, organic visitors come in. Small business owners that do not use professional SEO services do not actually make the most of their online presence. They basically miss out on huge possible profits.

3 Strategies to Build Your Organization’s Financial Capacity

Connection Cafe

Let’s face it—budget planning can cause much stress and anxiety for nonprofits.Most organizations face frequent budget cuts, thus creating organizational uncertainty. A dashboard is a helpful tool for board and staff to stay abreast on the organization’s finances.

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Applying Design Thinking to Your Organization: New CEO Workshop

SocialFish

For many years now, I have focused my consulting work, research and writing on how organizations can shift from inside-out to outside-in—from products to customers and relationships; from efficiency to engagement and innovation.

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Where to Find Grants for your Nonprofit Organization

NonProfit Hub

Finding grants for your nonprofit organization is a lot like shopping for a pair of jeans. Plenty of resources exist to find that perfect grant for your organization that has the style, flexibility and price tag you need – or maybe that’s the jeans.

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Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

Video is Real-time – Live-broadcasted video is quickly becoming a way for organizations to demonstrate impact and connect intimately with donors – real time ! What would you rather do: Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a movie theater, or flip through the storyboards? I know the storyboards seem pretty cool, but if you have to choose just one, you’d probably watch the movie.

Designing The Purposeful Organization

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"The challenge for the organizational architect is to systematically create the blueprint for an organization that consciously connects everything to purpose ," explains author Clive Wilson , in his new book, Designing the Purposeful Organization.

Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Whether your organization feels like your mission will advance or be under attack in 2017, one important area of focus will be revenue. The results of the election in the USA will have an impact on your mission, for better or worse.

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My Organization is in “the cloud”! – What does that mean?

3rd Sector Labs

Worse still, if you weren’t in “the cloud”, then your organization was exposed to all sorts of risks, problems and unnecessary costs? You can’t eliminate all technology risk from your organization. Both are equally as damaging to your organization.

HOW TO: Calculate Your Nonprofit’s Organic Reach on Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Using the method below you can calculate your average monthly organic reach. You can also tweak the equation to calculate your weekly, quarterly, or annual average organic reach. Add up the organic reach for each post shared during a month.

#BBCON 2016| What’s in It for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

So I went ahead and picked out some of the top sessions for Arts & Cultural organization to make planning your conference journey just a little bit easier. Designing Your Culture for Technology Success – Alan Levine, Art Consultant with Baker & Scott and former CIO of the Kennedy Center to share practical tips for how your organization can rally around your technology, adopt methods of collaboration and stay ahead of the curve.

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Moving away from “organizations” - to what?

Amy Sample Ward

The word most in question: “organization&#. When applying the idea of the traditional understandings of the word “organization&# to this bunch, we could say: Strawberries = the organization (staff). Tags: culture shift community organizations issues change

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. No matter how much you give or to whom, the important thing is to support those organizations whose tireless work is striving for a world you want to live in. United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.

Revenue Grows for Faith-based Organizations

Connection Cafe

Overall fundraising revenue for 334 churches, synagogues and other faith-based organizations representing nearly $1.2 target="_blank">The Blackbaud Index that tracks fundraising revenue for congregations and other faith-based organizations.

How LGBT Organizations Use Social Media For Social Good

TechImpact

LGBT organizations, for example, are using channels like Facebook, Twitter […]. The post How LGBT Organizations Use Social Media For Social Good appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Social media serves is a tool for not only updating your status, or posting picture of your lunch.

PQMD: Medical Surplus Recovery Organization Planning

VisionLink

Lori Warrens, the executive director of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter and others are on-site today planning the upcoming Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO) Conference to be held at the Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta this July.

Top 5 Twitter Management Tips for Non-Profit Organizations to Increase Followers Organically

SocialFish

The social media network isn’t just limited to commercial entities, but is also beneficial to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations who support various causes. The challenge for most organizations on Twitter lies in getting a good number of followers, and growing followers.

7 Ethical Dilemmas Facing Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Let’s take back the trust that good organizations deserve by brushing up on the top ethical dilemmas facing the sector. A conflict of interest could arise from multiple aspects of your organization; it could involve financials or the interests of members on your board.

Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

Connection Cafe

Arts and cultural organizations are not exempt from the excitement and are competing with other nonprofits for donor dollars. How do you convince someone to donate to your arts organization?

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Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

Connection Cafe

You also most likely have some experience with accepting and tracking financial gifts from donors to a charitable organization. First, it is extremely important for your organization’s accounting as you report your fundraising revenue vs specific program expenditures.

TechSoup's Commitment to the Organizations We Serve

Tech Soup Blog

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Attracting Millennials to Your Organization with Pokémon Go Events

Connection Cafe

Trendswatch 2016 predicts that augmented and virtual realities are going to provide arts and cultural organizations with new ways to make exhibits more accessible. Has your organization thought about how to leverage technology like Pokémon Go?