Business Model Innovation: 3 Strategies to Drive Growth

| October 11, 2016

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In the last five years, business strategists have hailed innovation as the holy grail to success, the solution to all problems, the missing piece to the puzzle. We can almost see a correlation between the rise of so-called “unicorns” (start-up companies valued at over $1 billion) and the word “innovation.” Praised for their inventive services and products, unicorns make the headlines (Airbnb, Tesla, Uber), reap financial support and public endorsements, and seem to grow unstoppably.

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CAIR-DFW

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, DFW Chapter (CAIR-DFW) was formed in 1998 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-deductible, grassroots advocacy and civil rights organization. The national headquarters for CAIR is in Washington, D.C. and there are approximately 28 affiliated CAIR chapters across America. CAIR was first established to promote an accurate image of Islam and Muslims in America and has evolved into the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. Our main focus is to defend the legal and constitutional rights of American Muslims in every aspect of life but especially in the workplace, schools, federal agencies and within local government. We regularly participate in civic and interfaith dialogues with organizations dedicated to preserving America’s legacy of social justice.

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7 Emails Your Nonprofit Can Send During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Article | March 23, 2020

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has forced a massive shift in the way nonprofits operate day to day. Aside from all the changes your nonprofit might have to make internally, you must also figure out your strategy to maintain email marketing during a pandemic so that your supporters are well-informed of any major changes and what the future holds. Whether you want to update your community on changes to your fundraising events, send a message of thanks, or simply greet them, it’s important now, more than ever, to send well-crafted emails that not only keep your supporters informed, but also keep your nonprofit top of mind during the tumult of a global event.

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Communicating Carefully with Donors During the Coronavirus

Article | March 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic transformed life as usual, practically overnight. If you’re a development professional or nonprofit fundraiser, you’re probably inundated with content urging you to contact your donors ASAP. Since none of us has communicated with donors during a global pandemic, what are the new "best practices" that we should be following? Our community doesn’t have all the answers yet, but we do have early information that will help you create a plan to communicate with your donors and supporters in the coming weeks and months. We’ve also identified the categories of donors you should prioritize contacting. The more proactive you are, the better off your nonprofit will be in the long run.

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How your nonprofit can get the most out of Twitter

Article | February 13, 2020

Interested in using Twitter on behalf of your nonprofit, social enterprise or cause? Great, that willingness to take the plunge is a big step all by itself. Before you forge ahead, make sure you do the necessary prep work. How do you promote your mission or cause and engage with your followers while maintaining a healthy and respectful relationship with them? Every organization’s approach will vary somewhat, but here are several steps you need to take to have the largest impact and effect real-world change.

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Nonprofit Success in Times of Crisis

Article | April 22, 2020

In recent weeks all business sectors across America have made significant transitions with their work force and have overcome huge hurdles to their success in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Employees everywhere are doing their best to meet the goals expected of them in a time of intense uncertainty and rapid change. The nonprofit sector is one industry that has faced unique challenges due to the pandemic.

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CAIR-DFW

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, DFW Chapter (CAIR-DFW) was formed in 1998 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-deductible, grassroots advocacy and civil rights organization. The national headquarters for CAIR is in Washington, D.C. and there are approximately 28 affiliated CAIR chapters across America. CAIR was first established to promote an accurate image of Islam and Muslims in America and has evolved into the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. Our main focus is to defend the legal and constitutional rights of American Muslims in every aspect of life but especially in the workplace, schools, federal agencies and within local government. We regularly participate in civic and interfaith dialogues with organizations dedicated to preserving America’s legacy of social justice.

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