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.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Across America, Hispanic and Latino organizations are leading the way in every realm, including advocacy, education, healthcare, and social services. Here are just a few of our favorite organizations, which deserve your support this month and all year-round!

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How to Protect Your Organization from Phishing Scams and Fraud

Connection Cafe

Follow these tips to help protect your organization and supporters: . What about one claiming to be from the World Health Organization (WHO) or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with important coronavirus updates ?

#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!

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

Everyaction

There is no better time to support local and national nonprofits protecting LGBTQ rights and serving the LGBTQ community, and while there are far too many organizations doing great work to list them all, these are a few that we're big fans of.

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?

6 Creative Program Ideas for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

That experience got me thinking about other ways arts and cultural organizations are innovating with their programs. I wanted to share some cool things I’ve seen various organizations do in the hopes that you’ll be inspired, too.

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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.

What Tax Season Means for Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Filling out the paperwork for an individual tax return is one thing, but filing taxes for an organization is something else entirely. If this is your organization’s first tax season, or if you just want some helpful tips, we’ve got you covered. Tax season is officially upon us!

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.

An 11-Step Guide to Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The public counts on nonprofit organizations to champion important issues and bring about positive change. But a nonprofit organization’s yearly financial budget isn’t always enough for its goals. 5) Create a launch plan for your organization’s fundraiser.

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Craft the Perfect Tagline for Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

A good tagline is part of the three-legged stool that includes your organization’s name and logo. And the process of capturing those things in a few words might even help your organization decide what it values most. What benefit does your organization provide?

How Organizations Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Fundraising is and will always be a necessity for nonprofit organizations, but times have changed — and so has the technology. What are AR and VR, and how can you use these advances to help support your own organization?

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10 Ways to Improve Morale at Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

For nonprofit organizations that are concerned about budgets and salaries, these are all ways to help keep your employees and improve morale, with little impact on your bottom line. How’s the morale in your office? Are your staff members excited to work together?

Top #GivingTuesday Takeaways for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

How did a rts, c ultural & h umanities organizations fare on # GivingTuesday ? . While we’re still calculating how much of that total cultural organizations raised, here are some campaigns that stood out: . Also using social media to rally donations were a number of Broadway shows and organizations rais ing money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS who added “donate to Broadway Cares” button s to their Instagram stories.

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A Nonprofit Organization’s Most Valuable Asset

Connection Cafe

In the most recent episode of the sgENGAGE podcast, Rachel Hutchisson interviewed Natalye Paquin, CEO of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Rachel and Natalye’s discussion focuses on the most valuable asset any organization can have – not money, time or energy, but people.

The #1 Student Organization Software Used By 100+ Student Organizations

Wild Apricot

Many other student organizations have already automated their administrative work with student organization software, maybe it's time you did too

How Social Good Organizations Can Build Community at a Social Distance

Connection Cafe

As a social good organization, how are you building community? Social media resources : In this time, consider sharing how your organization is handling the changes.

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How Small Organizations Can Be Successful with Analytics

Connection Cafe

This is prompting some very real questions about how to move forward—especially for the small er foundations and for healthcare organizations that have relied on a couple staff people, a committee , or lots of events to facilitate community giving. .

Resources to Guide Arts and Cultural Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Connection Cafe

As an arts and cultural organization, you are among the most trusted sources of information in today’s world. Take this opportunity to be a source of truth and point your community to the guidance provided by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). .

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3 Weeks Until #GivingTuesday! Is Your Organization Ready?

Connection Cafe

#GivingTuesday is less than three weeks away… is your organization ready to leverage this global day of giving? From fundraising to volunteer engagement to just plain old engagement, there are many ways organizations across the social good ecosystem can participate.

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Breaking down the CARES Act:  How the New Stimulus Bill Could Provide Relief for Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

This package assists social good organizations as employers and mission-driven organizations. Donations to donor advised funds and supporting organizations are not eligible for this deduction. Organizations can apply for up to $10M or 2.5X

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.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

From ensuring equal access to education to advocating for mental health awareness to creating black history for future generations, all of these organizations inspire us, and we hope they inspire you too. Check out the campaign here and learn more about this incredible organization.

5 Keys for Achieving your Organization’s Goals

Connection Cafe

Many organizations take a step back at the end of the year to set their strategic goals, define their annual budget and inspire their team with a vision for the future year. While it’s a little tougher to squash the optimism of vision-chasing social change professionals, there are some common traps that organizations fall into that derail their ability to march towards their most important goals. How does your organization set goals?

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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.

How to Maintain Strong Leadership in Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

It won’t happen overnight, but having an effective leadership training program is an essential part of your organization’s longevity and prosperity. First, keep in mind that leadership is defined differently by each organization because each organization has its own unique mission.

5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM

Everyaction

In this series, we’ll be exploring the unique concerns that organizations in different fields consider when searching for a CRM software. This month we’re talking about an area near and dear to all of our earth-loving hearts: environmental organizations. Offline Organizing Capability.

How to Know When to Dissolve Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

And if things are going well for your organization, it might seem to make little sense to do so. Here are some questions you should ask yourself if you think your organization might be in a pinch. And hey, having to dissolve your organization isn’t the most awful thing in the world.

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

4 Signs Your Organization Needs Robotic Process Automation

Connection Cafe

Robotic process automation (RPA) is leading a revolution… one that will save the average healthcare organization hundreds of hours a year in administrative time. and Why Your Organization Needs It) “ Below are four signs your organization needs robotic process automation: 1.

Twitter for Nonprofits: Does Your Organization Really Need to Tweet?

Wild Apricot

Is Twitter right for your organization For some nonprofits, Twitter is the perfect platform to grow their community, while others are better off putting their efforts elsewhere.

U.N. SDGs: Choosing the Right Goals for Your Organization

Connection Cafe

The broad outline of the goals affords the opportunity for a wide variety of organizations to attribute their positive programs, grantmaking efforts, and environmental, social and governance activities to one, if not many, of the goals.

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4 Clever Ways to Recruit and Retain More Members at Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

These clever names for membership tiers — which can easily be adapted to work for a zoo or any other organization — got me thinking about how arts and cultural organizations are getting creative with their memberships. Do you have “No Monet” ?

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How to Gain Support for Your Niche Organization

NonProfit Hub

Some organizations’ causes don’t attract donations as much as solving world hunger or helping abused animals, but it doesn’t mean they’re any less important. Once you find that core group of people who want to be especially involved with your organization, treat them like royalty.

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

Doing so provides a friendly face to your organization, increase s your brand recognition and allows you to hear firsthand what type of programming is most important to your neighbors. These days, simply cleaning your database isn’t doing enough to realize your organization ’s full potential. 2020 is here!

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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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Connecting Your Organization to Deliver a Constituent-Driven Experience

Connection Cafe

We see countless articles about how barriers in communication diminish an organization’s impact – and just as crucially – how they inhibit constituent engagement. Organizations can adopt a 360-degree view of their office, with constituents as a core focus.

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

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.

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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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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.

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.