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14NTC is just around the corner and the community is buzzing with tips, recommendations, and other advice on making your Washington D.C. and NTC experience a rewarding one. We'll be crossing our fingers for a blizzard-free time (13NTC, anyone?) and some early cherry blossoms. But besides packing that warm jacket just in case, you can plan your D.C. trip with the help of your fellow nonprofit attendees.
If you’ve ever rolled your eyes at the suggestion that Facebook is a significant channel for online fundraising, you are not alone! The non-profit sector has a much more pragmatic attitude towards social fundraising now than we did when popular networks like Facebook or Twitter were new. Why do we see general negativity around the idea that social media helps to raise money? The answer lies in how most of us are tracking social donations.
The truth is, it takes more than just a “field of dreams” for people to come to and participate in a community. Here are a few cues we can learn from my daughter about building online communities before we dive deeper into something we can truly embrace.
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In January 2013, the Communities of Impact kicked off with a retreat at Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, WA. While there, we held a Failfaire-style conversation about times when our best-laid plans went awry. For one participant, this was a chance to reflect on how a massive project taught him that “there really is no such thing as an end result.”
Peter Campbell of Legal Services Corporation shares his biggest data fail, and what he'd do differently now.
Greenpeace's MobLab helps the organization transition into an era of people-powered campaigns. The right set of tools and an active social profile is helping Greenpeace to better support its community with campaigns that are community driven.