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Nonprofit Radio for June 20, 2014: The Logic Model & User Personas

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Cindy Gibson: The Logic Model

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Cindy Gibson

Cindy Gibson, our grants fundraising contributor and principal of Cynthesis Consulting, goes into detail on this visual depiction of your outcomes and why funders are increasingly asking for it. And what’s the Theory of Change got to do with it? These annoy many grantseekers, but we’ll put your mind to rest. df

 

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Debra Sharp: User Personas

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Me with Debra Sharp

What is a persona? Why are these fictitious people important to your website? How do you build them? Debra Sharp is digital director at Manifest Communications and we talked at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC).

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Nonprofit Radio, April 27, 2012: Get Monthly Givers & Strategic Organizations Raise More Money

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Bob Wesolowski
Bob Wesolowski: Get Monthly Givers

Bob Wesolowski, the president of Caring Habits, helps you get habitual monthly donors through electronic funds transfer (EFT). Who are the best prospects and how do you ask them? How do you upgrade donors and when should you say “thank you”? (Pre-recorded at Philanthropy Day 2011, hosted by the Westchester County chapter of AFP.)

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Dr. Starita Ansari
Starita Ansari: Strategic Organizations Raise More Money

Starita Ansari is president and chief change officer at MSB Philanthropy Advisors. She wants you to organize thoughtfully around your mission, looking strategically at your inputs, outputs and outcomes, to boost your fundraising revenue. (Also pre-recorded at Philanthropy Day 2011.)


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Nonprofit Radio for September 2, 2011: The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox

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Robert Penna in the studio.
Robert Penna: The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox

This is an important show. Dr. Robert Penna, author of “The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox” discusses the wave of reliance on outcomes measurement, and gives concrete steps and tools so that small and mid-size shops can stay ahead of the trend toward outcomes assessment. We also talk about Easy Bake ovens and my Eagle Scout project (as an example of what NOT to do).

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Here is a link to the podcast: 057: The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox.


Top Trends. Sound Advice. Lively Conversation.

You’re on the air and on target as I delve into the big issues facing your nonprofit—and your career.

If you have big dreams but an average budget, tune in to Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio.

I interview the best in the business on every topic from board relations, fundraising, social media and compliance, to technology, accounting, volunteer management, finance, marketing and beyond. Always with you in mind.

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If Donors Are Investors, They Need A Motley Fool

The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox: A Complete Guide to Program Effectiveness, Performance Measurement, and Results
More and more we hear of people “investing in” charities. I’ll discuss the trend with Dr. Robert Penna, my guest this week on Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio.

As that continues, investors will need investment advisory services, like The Motley Fool, Raymond James, MorganStanley SmithBarney and others. They’ll seek advice on where to place their money to get maximum return on investment. There are companies providing such services today, but they all serve wealthy donors investing in our charitable sectors.

The need for this expertise will reach modest investors, just as Motley Fool offers a comparatively low-cost, web-based advisory practice for people who need not have millions in investible assets. They recommend buying, selling, holding or watching individual stocks.

I expect we’ll see the same spring up for charities, where recommendations will be made to invest in, avoid or watch particular nonprofits, and it will be a startling change for the U.S.’s roughly 1.3 million public nonprofits. An organization could find itself on a “do not invest” list. This also raises provocative questions.

What will the sectors look like? Will they be mission based? Regional? I see them cutting across mission and geography, to give us the highest yield domestic violence shelter in San Antonio; or the “invest first” recommendations for mentally retarded and developmentally disadvantaged adult services in Illinois; or, what will cause the most turmoil, the “do not invest” advice for social justice in the southeast.

What will investment recommendations be based on? Most likely return on investment. Dr. Penna and I will discuss that this Friday.

What will ROI advice be based on? Probably outcomes and impact, and you’ll hear more about those different measures on Friday.

Rating services like Charity Navigator and GuideStar will be necessary to the investment advisory process, but will others enter that game? Will the advisory services perform their own ratings? Will they compete on the basis of their ratings models? Do the models have to be public, or might they be proprietary, as they are for today’s advisors in stock and bond markets? Will GuideStar and its ilk provide investment advice themselves?

This will all be a natural progression of charitable giving, as that phrase is replaced by “social investing” and as the pressure increases on charities to make, measure and show return on investment.

I don’t know whether this is good or bad. It is unavoidable: our nonprofit community it turning into capitalist nonprofit competition.

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