Institute of Fundraising - National Fundraising Awards 2014

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Highlights of the Institute of Fundraising's National Awards 2014, held on Monday 7 July.

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DoSomething.org is the largest tech company exclusively for young people and social change. Our digital platform is activating 6 million young people (and counting!) to create offline impact in every US area code and in 131 countries. DoSomething members have clothed half of America’s homeless youth. They’ve cleaned up 3.7 million cigarette butts. They’ve run the world’s largest youth-led sports equipment drive. And more! Young people have the power and the passion to transform their communities -- we help them get it done.

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A Guide to the Nonprofit Common Data Model

Article | March 2, 2020

Imagine a world in which all your apps and services worked seamlessly with all the data from your organization. A world in which you could quickly move from one app to another, and still see the same data, sitting gently in the proverbial cloud without time-sucking and soul-crushing imports and exports. That’s just one of the many data dreams many have had in our sector for decades, and one that could be moving closer (though not completely) into reality. Microsoft, in collaboration with non-profit organizations and other companies, have been leading an effort to develop the Nonprofit Common Data Model (CDM), with a goal of providing non-profit organizations, technology vendors, and technology consultants one common language to represent key data points and data entities within every non-profit organization.

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What is a Tech Platform-Centric Nonprofit?

Article | March 2, 2020

Becoming a platform-centric nonprofit creates enormous opportunities for digital transformation. A platform-based nonprofit uses a technology platform as a key foundation in their technology strategy. This focus on a foundational platform allows the nonprofit to act on information and data in new, connected ways. When done well, a platform-centric technology strategy empowers organizational strategy, which drives higher and more meaningful mission outcomes. Build has worked on numerous platform selections and implementations. When done right, the move to a platform-centric approach demonstrably delivers values, with a clear link between the effort and the outcome.

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Ladder of Engagement: Nonprofit Fundraising Strategies

Article | March 2, 2020

Have you ever heard of the "Ladder of Engagement"? It's definitely not a new strategy, but as the world increasingly relies on keeping audiences engaged and connected, it's an increasingly important tool for all nonprofits. The nonprofit ladder of engagement is a powerful tool to hook your "casual follower" and move them toward being your most loyal donor and everything in between. If you don't already have a strategic ladder of engagement for your nonprofit, now's a great time to develop one. And for organizations that have one in place, it's good practice to evaluate and make adjustments from time to time--and summer is an excellent time of year to do just that! This blog will help you develop or update your nonprofit's ladder of engagement.

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Nonprofit Fundraising: How to Run an Effective Campaign

Article | March 2, 2020

As your nonprofit organization continues to grow, it’s time to consider fundraising strategies and investing in an effective fundraising platform that truly anticipates your nonprofit’s size and financial needs. Think carefully about the cost of your fundraising activities and the long-term impact your nonprofit potentially has. Creating a sustainable, scalable fundraising campaign is just as important as reaching your fundraising goal.

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DoSomething.org

DoSomething.org is the largest tech company exclusively for young people and social change. Our digital platform is activating 6 million young people (and counting!) to create offline impact in every US area code and in 131 countries. DoSomething members have clothed half of America’s homeless youth. They’ve cleaned up 3.7 million cigarette butts. They’ve run the world’s largest youth-led sports equipment drive. And more! Young people have the power and the passion to transform their communities -- we help them get it done.

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