436: Strategic Knowledge Management & Ethics In Your Prospect Research – Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

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This week

Strategic Knowledge Management
Documents. Data. Projects. Governance. Training. They’re all components of knowledge management and our panel from 19NTC explains how to manage properly. Both returning, they’re Dar Veverka from Urban Teachers and Janice Chan at Shift and Scaffold.

Ethics In Your Prospect Research
There’s a lot of personal and private info available on your donors, volunteers and prospects. Your researcher’s job is to find it. Where are the boundaries? How do you protect it? Maria Semple takes on these and other potential landmines. She’s our prospect research contributor and The Prospect Finder.

There’s more at tonymartignetti.com 

362: Disaster Relief & Your Event Pipeline – Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

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Gene Takagi, our legal contributor and principal of NEO, the Nonprofit & Exempt Organizations law group.

Also, Pat Clemency, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York.

There’s more at tonymartignetti.com

349: Look Good To Creditors & What Boards Get Wrong – Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

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Paula Park, senior vice president at BankUnited.

Also, Gene Takagi, our legal contributor and principal of NEO, the Nonprofit & Exempt Organizations Law Group.

There’s more at tonymartignetti.com

325: Grow Your Sustainer Revenue & Protect Your Donors’ Data – Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

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Allison Weston & Chrissy Hyre, from Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey, and Sabra Lugthart with The Trust for Public Land.

Also, Tracey Lorts and Joshua Allen, both with Greater Giving.

There’s more at tonymartignetti.com

301: Multichannel Fundraising Survey & Smart Email Marketing – Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

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Peter Panepento, consultant & author of the report, “Fundraising In A Multichannel World.”

Also, Tiffany Neill, partner at Lautman Maska Neill & Company, and Ann Crowley, vice president of membership and online strategy for Human Rights Campaign.

There’s more at tonymartignetti.com

245: Smart Donor Engagement & The Right Database – Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

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Rich Dietz, director of fundraising strategy at Abila.

Also, Michelle Chaplin, senior manager of online fundraising at PBS.

There’s more at tonymartignetti.com

175: Female Financial Literacy & What’s Public On Private Companies – Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

tony_martignetti_300x300-itunes_image2Tony’s guests this week:

Alice March, founder of The Attention Factor.

Sheila Walker Hartwell, personal financial planner.

Maria Semple, The Prospect Finder, consultant in prospect research and author of “Panning for Gold: Find Your Best Donor Prospects Now!”

Read and watch more on Tony’s blog: http://tonymartignetti.com

102: Arts And Culture Building Bust? & Turn Supporters Into Honorees – Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

Tony’s guests this week:

Joanna Woronkowicz, associate at University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center and lead author of “Set in Stone: Building America’s New Generation of Cultural Facilities, 1994-2008”

Preeti Davidson, director of development at The Legal Aid Society

Read and watch more on Tony’s blog: http://tonymartignetti.com

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Cerini hello and welcome to tony martignetti non-profit radio big non-profit ideas for the other ninety five percent is july twenty seventh. Welcome time, your aptly named host. I very much hope that you were with me last week. I hope to hell you were with me last week because it would hurt me deeply if i had learned that you missed trim tab marketing. James he eaten is president and creative director of tronvig group. The metaphor of a trim tab as one person who can move an entire society has professional and personal meaning for him, he explained how something small and seemingly insignificant could make a big difference in your marketing and how to figure out what that small thing is and no more crappy corporate relationships. Erica hamilton, chief program officer for i mentor, and vanessa mendenhall, vice president of the fellows program at new york, needs you described their holistic approach to your corporate relationships this week. Arts and culture building bust joanna veronica bitch is an associate at the university of chicago’s cultural policy center. She’s, lead author of a study of the major building boom of museums performing arts centers in theaters in the u s from nineteen ninety four to two thousand eight, they started with about five hundred organizations and seven hundred building projects, ranging from four million dollars to three hundred fifty five million dollars. We’ll talk about the lessons from that research and turn supporters into honorees. Pretty davidson, a speaker at fund-raising day two thousand twelve, shares her methods for identifying, asking, setting expectations for working amicably with and following up with your event honorees. She’s, director of development at the legal aid society between the guests on tony’s take two one hundred show winners and some stand up comedy videos that’s what’s on my block this week and we’ll have a short clip for you of the latter stand up comedy use hashtag non-profit radio to join the conversation with us on twitter right now, we take a break and when we return, i’ll be with joanna veronica vich and we’ll talk about the study of cultural building, bust or boom from university of chicago’s cultural policy center will stay with me co-branding think tooting, getting thinking things you’re listening to the talking alternate network, get anything? Dahna good. Hi, i’m carol ward from the body mind wellness program. Listen to my show for ideas and information to help you live a healthier life in body, mind and spirit. You hear from terrific guests who are experts in the areas of health, wellness and creativity. So join me every thursday at eleven a, m eastern standard time on talking alternative dot com professionals serving community. Are you stuck in your business or career trying to take your business to the next level, and it keeps hitting a wall? This is sam liebowitz, the conscious consultant. I will help you get to the root cause of your abundance issues and help move you forward in your life. Call me now and let’s. Create the future you dream of. Two, one, two, seven, two, one, eight, one, eight, three, that’s to one to seven to one, eight one eight three. The conscious consultant helping huntress people be better business people. You’re listening to the talking alternative network. Schnoll welcome back to big non-profit ideas for the other ninety five percent. I’m joined now by joanna veronica, bitch she’s, the lead author of set in stone building, america’s, new generation of cultural facilities nineteen, ninety four to two thousand eight she’s, an associate at the cultural policy center at the university of chicago. She studies trends in building cultural facilities and best practices for going forward. Joanna. Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me, tony it’s. A pleasure. What goes on over there at the cultural policy center at the university of chicago. Joanna, did we just lose joana? Sam joiner, are you there? You and i had this deep, insightful question about what goes on over there. My concern was that it might be ah, bunch of ivory tower academics thinking amongst themselves and nothing trickling down to the to the real world. But i i hope that she was going to dispel that she seems as she shy or we drop. We lost her she’s not shy, we lost her. Okay, well, the study that will will be talking about is one of building of museums, theaters and performing arts centers between nineteen, ninety four in two thousand eight. And we’re going to talk about what some of the aa markers of success are for those building projects and also what some of the red flags of potential problems are. As you might imagine, all these building projects don’t turn out quite the way always that boards of trustees imagine that they’re going to and the survey involved the research involved a lot of interviews with board members. Joanna, we have you back? Yes, i’m here. Ok. Ok. So we’re not sure what happened. I was just saying that, i hope. That the cultural policy center is not a place where a bunch of academics are talking to each other and nothing trickles down to the real world. That’s, that’s, that’s not that’s, not what’s happening there. Is it that’s? Certainly not what i want to make one of the major goals with the study in particular was to actually reach the field. So, you know, we had a long communications plan that went along with our research plan, and really the last six months have been devoted to figuring out how to reach the reach the field with our work. Okay, well, i’m sorry your spending time here because no one listens to this show, so this is squandering of your time. I’m sorry, but it’s too late. Now you’re committed. What? What does the cultural policy center do? Generally so generally, the cultural policy center is a joint initiative of both the hair school of public policy and nrc at the university of shots chicago, which nrc is one of the largest research institutions in this country over seventy years old, and started off with doing public opinion research and now the social science research. More generally, the cultural policy center than focused focuses specifically on research has as it has to do with thea arts and cultural sector, mainly non-profit organizations okay, and tell us what an o r c stands for so i can keep you out of jargon jail. Sure. So noor formally stands for the national opinion research center, which people know a little bit better of. Okay. All right, so these the research and the article that you are lead author of was set in stone. What was the method that you used to do the research on the’s cultural and performing arts? Well, these museums and theaters and performing arts centers? Well, this was really one of the the first systematic study of cultural building in the united states, and i think the word systematic because, you know, it was scientifically systematic, so we went through a variety of methods to make sure what we’re studying was representative of the non-profit our sector, yes, there was a number of steps that were involved. The first was really first getting a list of all construction projects of museums, theaters and performing arts centers that responded in the time period that we studied which again? Was nineteen, ninety four until two thousand eight way studied trends using that large list of of construction project. So that’s, where we came to conclusion such as there was more building going on in the south during that time period, there is also more performing arts center is being built, museums in cedars and some other conclusions that we came to. But but we also did with that list was we picked a representative sample of fifty six organisations in approximately six different cities across the united states that had a building project, and after we picked that sample, we interviewed a number of people with each organization that actually went through the building projects from beginning to end, to get details on the planning and building processes of these projects. And then, of course, we looked at those organizations, financial data as measures of outcomes for these projects. So you were you were given pretty pretty open access than to decision making and players involved in decision making. We definitely were, you know, our respondents were incredibly, they were way had a lot of really great participation, and i think one of the reasons being that we actually promised confidentiality to our respondents. So our respondents seems very much open to talking to us about how these processes actually took place. Okay, interesting. Now we have just about a minute before a break. Why do you think there’s there’s more building in the south than other parts of the country? Well, the main hypothesis and we’ve looked into this as well as because the south had less cultural facilities to begin, in a sense, they were playing catch up the other regions around the country. Ok? And you said this was the first study of its kind. There has never been a a scientific study of of outcomes in building, performing arts and arts and cultural centers. That’s, right? There have been smaller studies that have focused on the case studies, and then there have been other samples taken, but the’s samples usually are non representative. So we really tried teo stick to our methodology and making general conclusions that were representative of the entire our cultural sector. All right? And we’re gonna talk in more detail when we return after this break. Joanna veronica bitches with me and we’re talking about the study that she’s lead author of set in stone building. America’s, new generation of cultural facilities nineteen, ninety four to two thousand eight. Stay with us. Talking alternative radio twenty four hours a day. Hi, i’m donna and i’m done were certified mediators, and i am a family and couples licensed therapists and author of please don’t buy me ice cream. 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Hey, all you crazy listeners looking to boost your business, why not advertise on talking alternative with very reasonable rates? Interested simply email at info at talking alternative dot com. I’m christine cronin, president of n y charities dot orc. You’re listening to tony martignetti non-profit radio big non-profit ideas for the other ninety five percent. Welcome back. Before we dive back into this, i want to send out a little live listener love to ah, new brunswick, canada. Welcome and newport, north carolina. Welcome to both of you, there’s. Others, but that’s two so far. So, joanna, you had you did a lot of interviewing with people for representing the fifty six representative projects. Or was it all just sort of forensic and looking back? So we did a lot of interviewing. We interviewed approximately, i would say eighty people across those fifty six different organizations, so sometimes more than one person, it was mainly either the executive director or the board chair that way spoke to but way had to be sure that that person was around, right that’s, the beginning of the project and all the way through the end so we could get the entire story. We also wrote a series of case studies where we did probably about ten to fifteen interviews for each case, studies and those air available online as well with the report. And then we also did interviews with four hundred forty for organizations that did not have their own building projects, but we’re located in cities. Where there was a major building project and the purpose of those interviews were to see what the spillover effects of these types of projects are. Oh, so that’s what? You had over five hundred or you had five hundred interviews? Is that right? That’s? Right. Okay. Okay. Okay. So also then you had access to people in the communities? Not clearly, not only the charities that were involved. That’s exactly right? We really made a large attempt to speak to not only those people who were directly involved, but two people who we think might have been affected or might have had a different perspectives and those internal to the organization. And aren’t the community’s involved, or shouldn’t they be involved in assessing whether there’s a need for one of these ah, new facility of the type we’re talking about? Well, you know, that was exactly the question we were trying to get at, and we ask that question to not only the directors and board trustees that we spoke to involved in building processes, but way spoke to those organisations themselves, those external organizations to see if they have been contacted in, you know, in the planning stages. Of these building processes, i think a lot of the time there were sort of steps taken by the organization to make to reach out to the community, and that would include things like public forums and and other types of meetings and no feedback sessions and and then, you know, and there were actually attempt to speak to the arts community and seeing it, perhaps their collaboration, their partnerships available and pursuing these projects as well. And did you find that there was, ah, i don’t know how to describe just what i was there in your mind sufficient collaboration with the community partners at the feasibility study stage, so that was really one of the one of the conclusion we came to about best practices for going forward were based on what we saw in reaching out to the community, and we thought that those projects that actually did make a really attempt in getting feedback from the community and and listens to a point and were receptive to that feedback were projects that were much more successful and in those projects that either, you know, didn’t at all involved the community or didn’t didn’t really be receptive. Enough to the communities. Feedback. They had a harder time. They have a harder time after the project was open. Okay. And how did you define a successful project? It was one of probably the most difficult things that we did in the overall study was defined success. And so we ended up doing it a number of different ways. We had a lot of subjective measures of success that we actually had a sort of what we call it. Our expert review panel. Look at a lot of different data about each organization we studied, and then great success on its tail, kind of great, different dimensions of success on a scale. We also then looked at financial outcomes of these organizations and tried to get a good enough picture of after the project opened, what the finances looks like with the organization. So we gave ourselves a special that we studied organizations, that we could get financial data for at least five years out after the project opened. So those were those were definitely two ways that we categorize success with. All right. And so you talked about one of the markers of success being community involvement in the feasibility study stage. What’s, what’s what’s. Um, let’s. Talk about some others that would lead people to lead charities. Tohave ah, greater likelihood of a more of a positive outcome than not sure, you know way kind of identified four different dimensions that could lead to better, better projects down the line and one of those dimensions we call kind of the motivation for the project. And that includes really being able to decipher what’s an organizational need and what’s an organizational desire and and needs and desires, you know, already two very ambiguous terms to decipher between. But the way that we saw successful organizations decipher between the two that needed is clearly attached to demand assessment. So if you see demand increasing for your organization, then then it’s more likely that there’s a need for either better, more improved their larger facility. We also saw in terms of the motivation, those organizations that really clearly knew why the project is being built and how it related to their mission. We’re definitely much more successful down the line leadership with another dimension. So having a leader from right having the same leader start the project and then finish that project and making sure that before before the planning and building this place is definitely a vital to the project success and then way also looked at outcomes that was another dimension. And so we looked at sort of all of the ancillary revenue streams that organizations planned on having after the project opened, and we called that so we looked at essentially house flexible and nimble organizations could be in generating revenue, and then also in terms of outcomes we were those projects that were more successful also tended to really stick to the caps that they put on budgets in the planning and building processes. But most of the projects went way over budget, didn’t they? Over budget overtime? That’s right? Wasn’t eighty seven percent, eighty percent of project went over their initial budget, and and by large numbers to was it weren’t some of them to buy a factor of two? Yeah, but we did have some project over two hundred percent over their initial lodges budget s o and do we have any sense of we break that down and analyzed by that and look at what might have caused those projects that went way. Over budget to have to have been more likely to do so. Could you slice it that way? Definitely. We looked at that as well. And it was it was clearly so. One of the first reasons we call budgets really increase was that division of of the project in the beginning wasn’t as clear as it should have been. And so that’s what? We was sort of what you could call vision creased i mean, vision division kept on expanding, as i think, enthusiasm as an excitement kept on group growing with the project. But that was one reason. Okay, okay, you mentioned that something that would be likely to contribute to how you define a successful project was is that it is related to the mission. And that sounds a little bit like what you’re talking about now in mission creek. But but how does an organization start out with building a project, a concept that isn’t related to their mission? What does that look like? Well, a lot of the time, the reasons for these projects are our external to the organization. A lot of the time, you know, we saw organizations decided to build not because it was necessarily related to their mission, but because, you know certain members of the community or the board thought it would be a good idea for let’s, say economic development reasons or something like that. So it wasn’t directly attached to the organization. I think a lot of the time organizations and into trouble when that was the case, i see, ok on dh, you also talk about the the they’re being ah it’s more likely to be successful there’s increasing demand, which would sort of counter act the the ego factor, right? I mean, it wouldn’t every cultural organization like to have a brand new, spiffy building and, you know, it’s tens of thousands of square feet or something, but we have to overcome that ego and focus on some real numbers, right? I mean, you know, that’s, probably one of the most interesting elements of our facilities project is that they’re very much projects passion, a lot of the time and a lot of the time, those people who have the idea for the project, i mean, are really passionate about seeing it through because their patches passionate about their art form, passionate about their organization and which, you know, is is truly great. However, you know, the reason that we really went forward with this study was because in a way, way wanted teo see what rational elements we could pull out of this process and what rational elements we could bring to the table in for future projects. Because, you know, even though passion move the project, you really do have to think about the nuts and bolts of what’s actually going to be feasible. Down the line. Joanna veronica bitches with me she’s associate at the cultural policy center at the university of chicago and lead author of their study of building between nineteen, ninety four and two thousand eight among cultural institutions, what are some of the the markers of difficulty or sort of red flags? Well, way one of the other definitely one of the other elements in-kind sweet study was sort of what we called, how difficult the process ended up being. And, you know, they’re clear markers such as lawsuits and things like that, that i think anybody would agree that our elements of of difficulty, i mean, but really, it really had to do with, you know, a lot. Of the markers of difficult project had to do with all of the markers of success. So kind of if you think about the opposite so good earlier, right, that, you know, you needed leadership. The same leadership from the beginning into the end. Well, those projects that had a lot of turnover and executive leadership definitely had a tougher time down the line. Okay, so essentially the negatives of the success markers. That’s, right? Ok. Ok. I’m always interested in feasibility studies on dh because i think a lot of times that the organization that does the feasibility study has an interest in carrying on the work. So they want to have that they want to give a positive, um ah, positive projection to the charity so that they’ll be hired toe actually carry on the work. And i think that conflict exists a lot in campaign fund-raising feasibility studies. Do you think that exists here? Are there are there the same entities doing doing feasibility that also would carry the project through if if a project resulted? Yeah. You know, the feasibility studies are a good idea. And we saw our organizations do them. I mean, i almost every organizations we studied had a fund-raising feasibility study or community development feasibility study, but, you know, often often we the feasibility studies were useful for the organisation, but we also saw instances where if the feasibility study came back and didn’t give the results of the organization wanted, and sometimes we would be an organization, you get another feasibility study. Really? Oh, really, i did that with therapists therapist tells me something i don’t like. I just find a new therapist, but so organizations of doing that with their feasibility studies, some some are some are some are definitely not a general and general occurrence, but we did see a couple of instances. Okay? All right, well, that’s very disconcerting. Actually, we have just a couple of minutes left, and i’d like to just explore with you. Why? On a personal level? What? What motivates you about this research? Well, you know, funny now that you ask me this and it’s been part of my life for six or seven years now, and i wasn’t even it doesn’t even i can’t even remember how i got into it because it’s such a large part of my life now, honestly it comes from it. First comes from my love of the arts, and i’ve been in in the arts in some integral way, either working as an arts administrator, as an artist, as a a narc policy analyst sometime in my life, since i can remember that really does comes from my love for the art, and second to that i mean, because i do really value what the arts and culture contribute to society. I i do, and i’m very interested in sort of how to preserve the health of the sector as well, so that i would say probably what drives me to do all of this working honestly, it’s it’s incredibly interesting. I don’t know how you can not be interested in in all of the stories we got to hear this study and all of the great people that we met not an ivory tower academic at the university of chicago’s cultural policy center joanna veronica vich thank you very much. Thank you, it’s. Been a pleasure having you as a guest right now we take a break. And when we returned to tony’s, take two a little bit about last week’s show and a standup. Comedy clip. Stay with me. Talking alternative radio twenty four hours a day. Hi, this is nancy taito from speaks. Been radio speaks. Been. Radio is an exploration of the world of communication, how it happens in how to make it better, because the quality of your communication has a direct impact on the quality of your life. Tune in monday’s at two pm on talking alternative dot com, where i’ll be interviewing experts from business, academia, the arts and new thought. 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Fridays at twelve noon eastern on talking alternative dot com buy-in hey, all you crazy listeners looking to boost your business? Why not advertise on talking alternative with very reasonable rates? Interested simply email at info at talking alternative dot com zoho. Welcome back, some live listener love shoutout to nan you at new york and antelope california welcome, it’s time now for tony’s, take two at roughly thirty two minutes after the hour on my block this week, you’ll find a list of the winners from last week’s sorry from the one two weeks ago, the one hundredth show. Two weeks ago we gave away on our of free consulting and some books and t shirts, and those winners were listed on my block, but also there’s a couple of stand up comedy clips, too short ones from a gig that i did at the gotham comedy club back in january. And the reason that was on my mind is because i just did a gig last wednesday night at the gotham comedy club also, so i thought i would put a few clips on my blogged from the january gig, and i’m going to play one for you, right? Ah, yes, right now to get into law school. Or are there any lawyers clap? If you’re a lawyer and willing to do cool, you know, to get into law school, you have to take the law school admission test there’s. A part on this test. I could never get my mind around. Logical reasoning. There are eight red flags and six green flag. Each person can hold one or two flags there’s, an odd number of women and an even number of men seated around a rectangular table. Who ate the hut door for lunch? Okay, a little clip from last january this past january of gotham comedy club and there’s another clip on my block, which you’ll find at tony martignetti dot com, and that is tony’s take two for friday, july twenty seventh. Right now, i have a pre recorded interview from fund-raising day back in june, a couple of months ago with priti davidson about turning supporters into event honorees. Here’s that interview welcome to tony martignetti non-profit radio coverage of fund-raising day two thousand twelve in new york city were at the marriott marquis hotel in times square with me now is pretty davidson, and she is the director of development for the legal aid society of new york. Pretty welcome. Thank you for having me. It’s a pleasure. Thank you for taking time out on a very busy day. Your topic is converting supporters into event leaders. What type of leaders are you thinking about? We do one major fund-raising event every year. It’s, a corporate fundraiser for about a thousand people at the waldorf historia in every may on dh we have two honorees we do and one honoree from the legal community and one from the corporate community. The legal aid society is the oldest and largest not-for-profits public law firm in the country, and we have an extensive board made up of representatives from the top law firms in the country as well with headquarters in new york andare board is incredibly active, so generally we pick our legal honoree first, and it comes from our homegrown community of, um, from the legal community, okay, but i don’t see any reason to believe why this wouldn’t work for charities that have smaller galas and events resolutely your model, but what we’ve done this for? Well, well, well, we’ve done this event for thirty five years on dh i think in the last couple of years, what we’ve done differently is we’ve added a corporate honoree to try to expand our donor base from the legal community, broaden it to the corporate community and also you gonna fundez foundation fund-raising programming an individual donor program as well. Ok, now you’ve mentioned before we started that your model is different than traditional models, how is that? Back-up i think i think one thing that sets us apart is the deep roots that we have within the legal community there. Is no other charity that has the kind of commitment and the backing of the legal community that give us about close in nine million dollars a year, and so that those air relationships that some of them are over one hundred years old and those air very long term relationships that aren’t necessarily easily replicated owners who are over a hundred years the law firm’s air that, yes, the yes, some of our relationships with the firms are many, many years old, so we benefit from those long lasting relationships and are incredibly active board helps us pick our legal honoree on dh then we work closely with our with the legal honoree and with with the board again to to pick a corporate honoring, and we found that the model that works best is when the corporate honoree has some sort of a relationship to the legal honoree. Okay, so there’s a relationship there? Professional relationship, professional relationship. We’re able to leverage the relationship between the society and the honorees, thie honorees and their communities and their business communities in order to raise a cz much money is going on. Event leader, a gala leader, a leader of a gala of this sort could also be the chair doesn’t necessarily have to be the honoree. You include that the event chair in in your in your work, we do have a chair structure, we have chairs, vice chairs, we have a dinner committee and those air tied to giving levels, especially at the vice chair and dinner committee level dinner committee is anyone affiliated with a firmer corporation gives us ten thousand dollars in over or an individual and the vice chairs or twenty five thousand dollars, and over generally these air connected to our board, most of our board firms give it those leadership levels. Thie chairs are chosen in a number of ways. Thie honorees have an opportunity to pictures of their own on dh, then chairs are also appointed by the firms or the corporations that give it the highest levels. That would be the fifty hundred, one hundred fifty thousand dollar range on, and then we have honorary chairs, which our chairs in name only. Generally, they, they add, they bring a certain cachet to the events that usually very recognizable name, publicly recognizable name, but even around the honorary chairs is their expectations. About e-giving in a certain level, or or bringing a certain number of tables to the event? No, there is absolutely no expectation with the honorary chairs, their their their relationships that are held very closely, but by our honorees. And but i would say that in general honore teachers after the event will come back and make a gift to society in honor of the person. Okay, so what’s your advice about identifying the right people to be the the honorary arteries. So this is also where we’ve taken a little bit of a different approach, which i’m hoping will will will become more popular because it’s worked very well for us. We’re not looking for household names were not necessarily looking for people who everybody is going to be. Everybody would recognize if they looked at the invitation. We’re looking for people who are committed to raising money for us in the year that they’re being honored and we’re looking for people who may not have been necessarily honored in the past or sometimes over honored when lists air used over and over again, you go to the same well of people, you go to the same contacts. You don’t necessarily yield the best results, and i think they’re definitely unit new york is a really multifarious place, with many, many very successful people from different walks of life, and we’re thinking outside of the box when it comes to our corporate honorees and not necessarily looking for the name recognition, but looking for someone who’s really willing to roll up their sleeves and help us, the commitment is more important absolutely go absolutely and were very clear from the get go. What? What the expectations are what the commitment. Very next question. So how do you set the first? How do you determine what the expectations should be from honoree dahna region that that may vary from year to year? It does. So this is our our primary about this is this is the main event way did too. In the past and as many organizations have done, we scale backto one. And we put all of our resource is all of our staff time, all of our energy into this one event, and we have every reason because, yes, it is absolutely due to the reception recession excuse me? And it was probably about four years. Ago? Um, i’ve been at the legal aid society for three years, and i’ve i’ve helped oversee three dinners the first year was was very successful in my tenure because our new president, finn fog, became incredibly involved with this process, and i have to say that the fund-raising actually comes from our internal leadership. Our president are the chair of our board, our attorney in chief, members of our board are out there fund-raising forest constant that’s critical, and everybody doesn’t enjoy that they’d like to, but everybody doesn’t have that. This is one of the most active boards that i’ve ever professionally been involved with. So how about the the expectation setting for the honorees? So, it’s s o, i’m sorry to interrupt your sorry you’re setting the expectation at the point where you’re inviting to be an honor before they absolutely get it before they’ve except okay, so our model is is what is basically we’re looking for the trifecta the society raises a third, the corporate honoree raises the third in the legal on honoree raises a certain man, and this is this is not necessarily a strategy that that way set out with its one. That’s developed over the last three years, so in that first year we’re able to take this event used to raise just about a million dollars. In that first year, we’re able to raise two point, four million dollars with and that was the year that that set the tone for this model. So when we sit down with perspective, honorees and it’s generally not ah, host of leadership going to talk to that honoree it’s generally the person holding the closest relationship okay, the one on one conversation and were very clear about what the expectations aren’t it’s somewhere between eight hundred thousand and a million dollars and the and the expectations are in writing, the expectations were are not in writing during the point of where, when the commitment is being made afterwards, we do follow-up with very detailed timelines, and we cried a lot of administrative support. Another thing that’s been really crucial is that the honorees in the last three years have set aside some of their personal staff to help us so that we always have a lease on in their office and we’re working very, very closely and and quite seamlessly on this project. With them okay, okay are the expectations just about that money, but but not into sharing contacts and contact lists and vendor lists and things like the vendor? Listen, the contactless the business and personal contact lists are made available to us by the honorees. They’re sort of the expectations. It is definitely part of the expectation. It’s it’s the road map to how we raise that that kind of money, the other thing that we looked at very closely is where the common relationships, where the two honorees have a relationship in common, either with an individual, a firmer corporation or where the trifecta works really well is when all three of us have interest in the same entity, okay? And as you’re inviting people to be the honoree because they haven’t accepted yet, we’re still just setting the expectations. How do you explain that there’s benefit for them? A cz being honoree to be honored? I think the legal aid society is an incredibly prestigious and well known organization. We have a very, very prestigious board on dso. We’re talking about people who are asking other important business people to participate with them. An adventure that serves new york city there are over two million people living at or below the poverty line in new york city, and we address many incredibly crucial issues for them, and i think that our reputation is really well known. We have not had a problem so on then for smaller charities mean, what they might do is emphasize the value of their work, their niche that they serve in the community and help the honoree recognize that being allied with that level of with that type of work is valuable because we’re talking about someone who’s already committed to the organization and its work. So just thinking, you know, if someone doesn’t enjoy the reputation that legal aid society does it’s it’s really emphasizing your work and the of the alliance between the person or the corporate and or the corporation? Well, thunders generally want to help solve problems. So even for ah, smaller organization if if you’re able to make the case for for why your relevant why you’re crucial to whatever community or in larger small, i think of thunder is going to pay attention um, and and and i think funders are also interested in helping to raise the profile of worthy causes and using their name recognition in order to do that as well. Dafs you’re listening to the talking alternative network. Have you ever considered consulting a road map when you feel you need help getting to your destination when the normal path seems block a little? Help can come in handy when choosing an alternate route. Your natal chart is a map of your potentials. It addresses relationships, finance, business, health and, above all, creativity. Current planetary cycles can either support or challenge your objectives. I’m montgomery taylor. 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Today, your greatest athletic performance is just a phone call away at eight a one six zero four zero two nine four or visit aspire consulting. Dot vp web motivational coaching for athletic excellence aspire to greatness. Talking. Hyre right? So the next step let’s say the person has agreed they’ll be the honoree. What what happens now comes the sharing of the timeline and on dh support begins we we actually actually, prior to that joint during the courting phase, we prepare a packet of materials that includes the videos we do a video every year for for this dinner, some years it highlights clients and case studies some other years it highlights sort of our more are broader impact and some of the larger issues that may not that we may not be known for in the communities bond, so that that packet of information helps kind of situate the individual, especially the one from the corporate community, because they aren’t as familiar with our work is the legal community is on. Then, after they’ve made the commitment we set up, we usually do a breakfast to introduce them to our leadership are the chair of our board of our development committee, myself and my mind top person, the president and the attorney in chief. Way more to get to know you breakfast. I generally like to go and meet with their office on by people who are going to be on the ground face-to-face relationship that isn’t just by phone and e mail it’s absolutely crucial att some point and sometimes it’s it’s not always possible, but where possible i highly recommend it. I also think that you won’t have actually becoming what you worked very closely with them and friendly enjoy a close and friendly working relationship. And i think at the end of it, we all sort of breathe a sigh of relief because there definitely ups and downs and and and we’re kind of in it together in the trenches. And how soon before how early before a kn event do you begin the process? Thie well, so we just had our event on may tenth, and i think that night we started talking about next year s o we try to waste no time it’s not always possible. We try to get our honorees securities soon as possible, ideally before the end of the summer for, um, a event would would be great. We would do ah first round of letters that fall to their contactless. We also have the process when we when we when we obtain the contact list that we’ve to get it into our system and so there’s there’s um data entry involved there on preparing ourselves administratively to be able to handle the workload at some point in in either early december, before before the season hits or or if for whatever reason, were delayed in early january, we do a save the date, okay on dh, then we send way send directed solicitation letters to a number of people that we identify on the three list, the society’s list and the two honoree lists after that way do a lot of leg work, it’s a lot of getting in front of people and calling her contacts and keeping track of who’s calling who? So we’re not when, when their interests, when we’re interested in the same prospect that we’re not, we’re not double calling, right, right? Because between the three of you, that could be overlap, and it was a lot of other absolutely avoid that my office is responsible for making sure that coordinating all the efforts okay, onda about follow-up after the event with the chair with the sari with the with the honorees way, try to keep in in close contact with the honorees, to be perfectly honest, we could do better in this realm, and i think there’s a lot of non-profits that struggle with what to do after the dinner, clearly, with the honoree from our legal community, they will continue to sort of go back and be a part of that community. It’s it’s more of a challenge with a corporate honoree? They didn’t they didn’t come to us with with the relationship already established, and it is, i think, it’s naive to think that even though they did great work for us over the course of the year that we’re gonna have them as lifelong supporters, i think we’ve been very fortunate that we’ve had very generous honorees who continue to support the society after being honored, but we’re still we’re still trying to figure out how to continue to make that that connection beyond the event, we also has the best practice, you know, we will continue to communicate with people who came to the event and or made a gift to the event, but we don’t circulate. We don’t we don’t their lists don’t get absorbed into our database unless the person has has shown interest in being involved in some custody, and when you’re in the heat of the event, thes air may events so in early mayor mid may well, end of may will give me ten it’s really bad. All right, so so hyre mid april, too late april what’s what’s keeping you up, what’s what’s really the most one or two things that you’re most concerned about, right? Two to three weeks before you know, we we do, we do a lot of our fund-raising on the front end, it’s incredibly important, and i think part of the secret to our success, that and a best practice in fund-raising that we’ve been able to get, i’d say two thirds to three quarters were fund-raising done before the invitation goes out, so not stressing about about hitting the goal at that point, i think that they’re r i think the stress and legwork comes over the course of january, february and march, where we’re doing the bulk of the solicitation and fund-raising in order to get the names on the invite, and then we found that first year we raised, i think it was one point three million or one point, four million dollars. Before the invite went out in eight hundred thousand dollars, came in after that, i think people want to be a part of a success, and success breeds success and we could use the money. Ok, but so what is it now? I’m gonna ask you again, what a couple of weeks, two or three weeks before, what is it that’s keeping you awake? Details it’s, you know, seating a thousand people for dinner is not easy there constant changes getting those lists, getting guests lists to come. I mean, there there are people there last minute changes that happened an hour before the event and making sure that our ducks in a row but i have to say that i’m not stressing anymore. This is our third my third year of doing this with it, with a great team and with a great with great invent consultants, we use susan ulan associates, they’re fantastic and i’m not stressing actually go in the weeks before the event and this year actually enjoyed the event xero which was a first for me and all right, so why did you leave listeners with just one tip? If you have to say there’s one thing that they really should take away from converting the there there’s serious, they’re they’re hyre level donors and committed people, too. Two honoree, what would that be? Well, i think that we’re very fortunate that philanthropy is very much a part of american culture and it’s been ingrained in all of us at some point to be involved in our communities and give back i thinkit’s a deeply american construct, and i feel that, you know, converting a leadership into honorees is a process. It takes time and it’s a process that it’s again it’s, another level of relationship building that, you know, if we’re able to make the compelling arguments to an outside audience, that we know why our organization’s make a difference in this world, that message is very clear, and i think that there’s a lot of people were incredibly receptive to that. So while it might take a little bit of time if it’s done the right way, you’ll have lasting results. Thank you very much. Pretty davidson is director of development for the legal aid society of new york. Been a pleasure having you as a guest. Thankyou. Thankyou, tony. My pleasure, tony. Martignetti non-profit radio coverage of fund-raising day two thousand twelve at the marriott marquis in new york city my thanks too pretty and also the organizer’s of fund-raising day and, of course, also to joanna veronica vich i hope you’ll be with me next week. I hope you’ll be listening next week. 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056: The Goods on Google+ & Breaking Down Barriers – Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

Tony’s guests this week:

Scott Koegler, editor of Nonprofit Technology News
Megan Galbraith, managing director at Changing Our World

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Dahna hello and welcome to tony martignetti non-profit radio big non-profit ideas for the other ninety five percent, i’m your aptly named host, and i hope you were with me last week when we first explained earned income that was with our legal contributors jean takagi and emily chan, they broke down what earned income is why it can be good. Why it can be bad why you need to understand it to protect your non-profit and keep it out of trouble and the second segment last week was leading the leaders motivate your board to fundraise that was pre recorded at the fund-raising day conference here in new york city in june, and we had a consultant, andy robinson and carry kruckel vice president for development and communications at w n e t t v, and they revealed how to move your board to be the best fundraisers they can be this week. Scott koegler, the editor of non-profit technology news in our regular tech contributor is back with us. We’re going to talk about the goods on google, plus he’s going to share his insights into whether google plus is different? If so, how, then what we’ve already got in the social media space to help you answer the question, should we jump in when organization pages become available? We’re going to do a live google plus hangout, which i’ll talk about very shortly, so i hope you have added scott and me to your google plus circles. Second segment breaking down the barriers megan galbraith, managing director at changing our world, has strategies to get public relations, communications and fund-raising working together, playing nicely together for greater efficiency between the shows. Sorry between the segments, of course it’s tony’s take two this week from my blogged are you asking for more when they’ve given enough scooter pies in a folksy restaurant? Let me to remind fundraisers that we need to be sensitive about asking for the next gift, and i’ll talk more about that. We’re live tweeting today. Use the hashtag non-profit radio to join the conversation on twitter and as i mentioned, we’re doing a google plus live hang out in the first segment, so go to today’s show post on my blogged at mpg a dvd dot com and you’ll see links their toe add scott koegler and me to your circles, and then you’ll see the feed, and you’ll get the information on how to join us. So it’s. After this, break the goods on google. Plus, stay with me. You’re listening to the talking alternative network. No. Durney are you suffering from aches and pains? Has traditional medicine let you down? Are you tired of taking toxic medications, then come to the double diamond wellness center and learn how our natural methods can help you to hell? Call us now at to one to seven to one eight, one eight three that’s to one to seven to one eight one eight three or find us on the web at www dot double diamond wellness dot com way. Look forward to serving you. Is your marriage in trouble? 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Dot com he’s, our regular tech contributor scott, how are you this afternoon? I’m doing great, tony, how are you? Terrific. Thank you, it’s. Good to have you back with us. We’re talking. We’re talking about the goods on google plus. And we’re doing a live google plus hangout, which we’ll get to shortly. Um, let’s see, google plus is a new player in this social media space. What’s what are you finding? That’s interesting there on dh. How popular is it? Well, it’s it’s been around for about two months now. Andi came out of the gate with a real quick start. I believe the last numbers i heard what you’re actually probably a couple weeks old now is that google plus garnered about twenty five million users just in the first month or so of use my lost track of what they’re up to now. But i’m sure that it’s significantly more than that dahna that, of course, pales when compared to facebook’s, depending on the numbers that you believe seven hundred fifty million or so. But, you know, for a month or two months worth of activity, it’s certainly a good showing. Yeah, no kidding. Right? Twenty to thirty million in just a few months. Well, of course they have, ah, powerhouse of advertising and people using it are people using google for other purposes. And in fact, you have to be ah, part of google, right? You have to have a google account in order to use this, right? Well, that’s not so unusual. Although people have made a big deal of it, whenever you create an account when we try to use any kind of social media you have to create on account of some kind, whether it’s, twitter, facebook, whatever you have a you know, some kind of pages says who are you? How to get in touch, that kind of thing? One of the things that is differentiating google plus from mostly from the other two twitter and facebook is that google doesn’t want youto lie. They want you to actually use your riel information. Your real name. They had a, uh, disclaimer about using aliases. In fact, they kicked off a bunch of people, prominent people that you would recognize. When they signed up with aliases rather than their true names that’s been controversial, but personally, i think it’s a great thing. Why do you prefer that? Well, there’s a couple things one is that you really become more like email and that’s kind of the basis for google. Plus, is that your google email address? Your gmail address in this case is, is your actual we now? I mean, it’s what? You used to get information back and forth so people actually know you by that by that moniker. So at the very out start, it does away with some kind of, you know, spanning or advertising and those kind of things which are pretty easy to do on on the other social media platforms where you could just create an account with whatever bogus name you want and start sending out trash to everyone. Uh, and so far i have to say, my my google plus stream is fairly clean, not much trash in there. Okay. And how active for you, how many people do you have in? Well before we haven’t even talked about what circles are but how many people you connected with what’s to be generic at this point? Yeah, i’ve got, er i think just under three hundred or so and i have to say, although i’m a proponent. Hi, i monitor and i read what’s on google. Plus, i have not been a big contributor and, in fact, that’s that’s, another kind of a measure that i saw some numbers on the other day. There was a a statistic that while google plus has whatever twenty five to thirty million users, approximately eighty five percent of those air inactive, which yeah, first blush is pretty stunning. Andi, i’m one of those eighty five percent i read a bit, i i do some hangouts, i post a few comments, but i am not anything like some of these people that you see on there that are superstars of google plus yeah, okay, and that’s actually consistent with our audience, too, because i pulled in advance of the show and asked, are you using google? Plus and fifty percent of the people said i’m interested but haven’t started. About forty one percent said i’m using it a little and only about eight percent said i’m very into it, adding lots of people into my circles. Are getting connected with lots of people that’s only eight percent. So really very consistent with what you’re saying more broadly. Back-up okay, let’s, talk a little about some of the features we have just about we have a couple minutes before break, so we have a few minutes. Some of the features in google plus circles weave mentioned it a couple times. What? What how did these circles work? What is that? Just kind of compare that to what’s out there already in terms of again twitter and facebook with facebook and twitter. When you get when you add people to your account, you start to get this stream of information and it’s basically everybody, it doesn’t really matter who but how closely associate id you are with those people or what that association is. In other words, your mother is, you know, in the same list as somebody who just found you and added you to their friendship. Yes, so there’s no way to really differentiate google jumped on that as probably one of their first major, um, additions, and they have these things called circles, which kind of makes sense they’re circles of association or friendship circles. For instance, so out of this list of people that you have, you can you can put people into different circles, and one person can be in multiple circles so princessa my brother is in my family circle and he’s also in my photography circle, and you can classify people and scott, do you get to define what the circles are? Are those air predefined by google, plus there’s a couple that come with the application just to get started, but you can make them whatever you want, as many as you want and whatever names you like, and then you can add people to them or move them on one of the nice things is that when i had you, for instance, to my circle, you got a notification that scott keiko added you to a circle, but you have no idea which one i put you in my ignore this stuff f ignore and minimus i’m in the ignore enemy circle. I had this guy, but he wants, but i want him to think that we’re connected right thing that’s the name of circling all right, we’re going to take a break right now when we come back. We’ll try to get the our hangout active where live tweeting used the hashtag non-profit radio on twitter. Stay with us e-giving dick, dick, dick tooting getting ding, ding, ding, ding. You’re listening to the talking, alternate network things get. Get in. Cubine are you stuck in your business or career trying to take your business to the next level, and it keeps hitting a wall? This is sam lebowitz, the conscious consultant. I will help you get to the root cause of your abundance issues and help move you forward in your life. Call me now and let’s, create the future you dream of. Two, one, two, seven, two, one, eight, one, eight, three, that’s to one to seven to one, eight one eight three. The conscious consultant helping conscious people. Be better business people. 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And i’m samantha cohen from the american civil liberties union. Zoho. Welcome back to the show with scott koegler we’re talking about the goods on google plus and scott, we were just talking about the circle, so that that’s an important point, i think that people know that you’ve added them, but they don’t know which circles you’re in, people that think that’s important for people to understand, right? Yeah, go ahead. So one of the things that facebook has been you know, targeted about is their lack of privacy and being able to direct your your comments to specific people. And so the circles is google’s answer to how to get around that. So you know that in facebook you post a comment and it goes out to your entire world with with google plus, when you approach the comments, you actually have the ability to select which circles you want to send that, too, and it could be all of them, or it could just be one or a few. So you have some segmentation there that you can actually see your communications. Now facebook does have something called lists, but those they seem to be a very minor part of of facebook, i don’t think many people use them they they’re not highly highly used and they’re also not easy to get to it’s. Not something that’s in your face circles are right there and presented every time you make a pose. Yeah, and circles it seems like google plus is built around circles, whereas lists sort of seemed to be like an afterthought or like an add on, i guess at facebook. Okay, so we have circles way also have hangouts. What are hangouts? What? Google’s dahna really nice job of integrating google plus with mobile platform and the there are a couple of differentiations here when you go onto the web and you bring up google plus the button you see, there is hang out, which is the video kind of a video chat and it will support up to ten people. Can video feeds in the same browser window. So right now, if if anybody joins up, we can actually have up to ten people screaming their video into the same hangout. Yes. So now, eh? So we’ve gotta hang out now. Regrettably, i can’t join your hangout because it interferes with our live streaming of the show way. So we saw you on the hangout page waiting for others to join, but we can’t join you for that reason. Yeah, interferes with technology, so and the earl for people to join the hangout is very long. I was hoping it would be something a little more recognisable, but what people should do, i guess, is add you to their google plus circles, and then they’ll then they’ll get your feet and they’ll know how to join the hangout. Is that correct? Yes, that’s what you want? You see, if you can work for me for my profile and then you’ll see the worst of my post in the last one i got up there, my hangout announcement. Okay, on the way to join scott toe, add scott to your circles is to go to my blogged m p g a d v dot com, and the post for today’s show is on the top of the block, and in that post there’s a link to to scott’s profile and that’s how you joined you, add him to your circles so if you do that during the show, you’ll be able to do what scott just said and you’ll be able to join our hangout. Which right now i think it’s just scott it’s just me at the moment. Okay, good. Lonely over there. Okay, but what’s cool about hangouts is you see small pictures of everybody in the hangout, right? But then they get bigger as people talk, right? As you know, it’s, the change of focus. So as he has one person talks, that the picture gets bigger, they become more visible. So it’s a nice implementation and couldn’t. Is this something that non-profits could use for a meeting, right? Sure anybody could use it. In fact, if you have a non-profit that you have a group of your your workers, your helpers, you, khun set up circles with just those people in it, and you can create a hangout and just invite that circle. So everything kind of works together. Oh, you can restrict who joins it. Okay, so you can even you could have a circle for trustees, which might be, you know, too far from the office to come to meetings all the time. Right? Right. Absolutely. Looks like we do have let’s. See, regina, just trying to hang out. So we have somebody in the in here with us. Okay, that’s, our social media manager, regina walton, is okay. Uh, and let’s, see, now, so the two of you can talk, right? We can talk now, it’s going to get real noisy because i, her, whatever she says, comes over the microphone over my speaker. Hey, there you go. Okay, well, maybe when i’ve got my microphone muted, so i’m only going out on one microphone. Okay, good thinking, regina, hello. Can she hear right? Well, she should be listening to the show. First of all, i imagine you can. I don’t know what kind of way. Okay, could be delays. Okay, tony, you’ve got a huddles on dh that’s on the mobile devices. What google’s done is they’ve got an application first came out and no surprise with with the android applications because that’s their platform and so android is a google platform. Is that right? Uh, the google android platform? Yes. Ok. And so when you install that and you can now installed on the apple itunes i ios devices as well. But what you get is a kind of different list of functions you get, uh, something called huddle, which is not a video chat. It’s a text chat, which is i’m not sure it’s the right answer. I mean, for most most phones that that support that kind of application also have cameras so you would think they would be able to join hangouts is well, but anyhow, they dont have that. But that’s, the difference between that and the other thing in the mobile platform is that it’s it also includes check ins. So, you know it’s kind of taken a page out of four square, right? So if i am, if i have my my phone with me and i say check in, it looks at my gps and find out where i am. Looks for a local business that’s close by because it’s business oriented and offers me the ability to check in at that business. Okay, so checking like, like similar so it’s integrated, like four square, right? Exactly like foursquare. So they have in addition to the other, um, uh, the other applications twitter and facebook, they also have four square kind of in their sights for taking function from okay, so i just got a text from regina onda. Hurricane irene apparently is interfering with her a little bit. She is listening to the show. Should be a heretic if she’s not, but she is listening. And esso and she’s still in your hangout. Scott okay, okay. Cubine let’s, try. We’ll try not communicating with her through that through the through the hang out. We’ll just leave her. Is the silent as the silent hangout member there are very laughing. Okay, there’s just got to get that robust laugh here laughing. What else is we’ve got? So do you think that google plus is more robust on the phone man than facebook is on mobile? It’s different? You know, it highlights the different functions from facebook. I, uh i like the way it’s integrated on the phone and i like what? What happens there? I’m not sure that it’s better or worse, to tell you the truth, but i’m a fan of what google plus is doing, but we should probably talk about, you know, what’s what’s coming up for google plus in terms of organisations in there kind of things, okay, yeah, organisations can’t be active in google plus right now, right? Right, right now, every member of google plus is a is a person and so for instance, i think we talked about this one of the shows before i have my and i have a google aps account, which is koegler dot net and that’s, obviously not a gmail dot com address, and so i cannot have a google plus account for k grow dot net because those were not available yet. Back-up but i really believe that that that whole thing about setting up organizations, businesses, private domains on the google maps is where the future of google classes i think they’re getting their feet in the water there, figuring out how individual people want too and are using the system and eventually they’ll open it up to businesses because, you know, you think about it googles and advertising this sets that’s what they do. So right now there is no advertising on google plus, which is kind of surprising, but you know that it’s there it’s kind of working beneath the circus so soon as they open up the functionality toe add businesses, an ad organisations and private domains, i think that’s when we’ll begin to see more than business integration or of the advertising functionality and, um, on and that’s really where they’ll start to kind of overtake what facebook does with its advertising. I’m with scott koegler he’s, our regular contributor and the editor of non-profit technology news. We’re talking about the goods on google plus, we have a live hang out on google plus going on right now, and you can join that if you’re on twitter, follow the hashtag non-profit radio and in that hashtag in a couple of my one of my recent posts, you’ll see that that there’s a link to join the hang out that we’re doing the i did, pol asai said. One of the questions i asked kat was, has your non-profit discussed whether it will have a google plus presence when that’s available and just a little over eighty, about eighty three percent of people said no. They hadn’t even talked about it in their office, and about seventeen percent said yes, they had. So i’m not sure i do. If people even know that, that might be coming. Do they know that? I don’t know how it’s, not something it’s publicized google’s not really talking about it and you say it’s coming so they’re not hinting at capabilities or functionality, but they did initially, and they still do say, do not set up company accounts in google plus infact initially, many, many companies did on google disabled. They just shot him on the same as they did with people who did it by pseudonym. Right. Exactly. Okay, should we be concerned? You think when when that capability starts that that the advertising will start to, you know, letter the letter of the platform, you know, literally the same way that it does on gmail or any other google property? I i think ghoul does a pretty good job of, um, you know, moderating that keeping it appropriate. Certainly it will present ads based on who you are and what they know about you, which is, you know, the way that google does, where the facebook does looks at what you did, what you said, what your interests are and then presented presents items that may be of interest to you. It really doesn’t help him to do anything. Different from that so and it sounds like you expect organizations teo jump on the opportunity when it does become available for for organization pages? I believe so i think that there’s the demand is it is getting pretty built up right now because with however many millions of users they’ve got, a lot of those users are actually cos or work for companies, you know, hopefully all of them work for somebody and so there’s, you know, people getting used to it, they’re getting accustomed to how it works. Go? Yeah, i think so. I think it’s going to be a a major shift right for non-profits of course, the issue would be that if they create this presence than they have to keep it up to date, we’ve talked on a couple different occasions about not getting involved in social media if you can’t keep it uninterested fresh presence. So you have to think about the time and perhaps money that you might be devoting to google plus, which is probably not going toe, certainly certainly not going to be our last social media platform. Absolutely, i think we’re still in the the kind of consolidation phases at this point where, uh, but things are changing, adding and eventually coming together. Interesting. Scott koegler is the editor of non-profit technology news, which you’ll find it n p tech news. Dot com, of course, he’s, our regular tech contributor with us once a month, scott, thank you very much. Thanks, tony, good to be with pleasure again on dh, just so that our audience understands you. People do understand the difference between google plus and facebook, so i had said earlier that people aren’t really jumped in the way, scott said. But about ninety two percent of people who you answered our poll said that they definitely do see a difference between google plus and facebook, right after this break, we’ll come back for tony’s, take two, and then it will be breaking down barriers, so stay with me. You’re listening to the talking alternative network. 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And then she said, and we have a sale on summer clothing, and i thought, okay, this is over the line. I just kept signing my receipt and, you know, gave it back to and said, no, thank you, but that’s where i thought this has some implication for fund-raising i thought she stepped over the line with the second offer, you know, i’ve just paid whatever, thirty five, forty dollars for lunch, i eat a lot, and i had a couple of guests on and then, you know, she’s giving, you know, i don’t mind one attempt at cross promotion. I mean, i do that myself in business, but i thought the second one was over the line and so the implication for fund-raising i think is be careful when you’re asking for that follow-up gift, you know, there are there are some people who believe that an acknowledgement. Ah, thank you letter that scent is should not be should not include a solicitation, foran additional gift of any type, and in fact, one of the comments on my block is a decent one, it says says that but then there’s another school of thought that it’s okay to ask for some types of gift, maybe it’s a gift in your ira if you’re over seventy and a half this year, well, that’s available or some other type of planned gift or maybe it’s purchase of a ticket of the gala, so you just need to be, i think, conscious of what you’re asking people to do when they’ve just done something for you and that’s the whole point of the block post again, it’s called. Are you asking for more when they’ve given enough just trying to raise your consciousness and sensitivity? My blog’s at mpg a dv dot com, and that is tony’s take two for friday, august twenty six we’re going now too, a conversation that i recorded at fund-raising day, which is a conference held annually here in new york city. It was this past june, and this one is with meghan galbraith, managing director at changing our world. We’re talking, she and i talked about breaking down barriers and here’s that recording. Welcome to tony martignetti non-profit radio coverage of fund-raising day two thousand eleven, we’re at the marriott marquis in times square in new york city. My guest now is megan galbraith, making his managing director of interactive services changing our world. Meghan, welcome, thanks so much. Durney megan’s topic is integrating your online fund-raising uniting communications, pr and fund-raising for better results. Meghan, i suspect you see a lot of silos that you’d liketo breakdown. Yes, exactly right that’s where we came up with the idea for the workshop in our client work from the interactive perspective we’re seeing like everyone knows that there’s a ton of innovation change going on and the rate of change within the organization to be able to adapt to that with their our mind strategies is a struggle. So we’ve identified what we think is one of the primary challenges as being organization on the sense. Of marketing, wanting to do certain things with social media development, having their online fund-raising goals programs wanting to be able to talk to each other within the field, or sharing stories about those types of things your group kind of dipping in every now and again. So how do you truly look at it from an umbrella point of view and develop a strategy that satisfies all the goals within the or organization? How do you start to break down these silo walls and get people thinking ballistically about the whole good of the organization as well as their own work? From my experience, what i’ve seen is really one, starting with the leadership sonal ege building there to put some attention and some resource is towards it primarily for small organizations that have people doing ten different jobs with one person. We’ve found that we’ve recommended doing what we call a cross departmental task force, essentially focusing primarily on interactive strategies. So we’ve recommended that those core people one people who want to be doing this if it’s not there, their primary job responsibilities, looking at across the department’s who were those people that are excited by the opportunity is excited by the research in the benchmark he’s out there and putting a formal name to who they are and having them work together if they don’t have someone leading a strategy working together to try to double it up. Okay, what are some of the resource is that leadership needs to devote to this? It depends. It depends on if we’re thinking strictly everything’s online e-giving as a whole, looking at what’s been brought in over the past five years setting up your your own baseline for understanding what your return is, and then determining your resource is off of that, basically, but in terms of social media, i think everybody’s in the same boat, we’re trying to figure out what makes the most sense with human talent and then how much financial you’re going to put in there and go, i’d say over the past three years, from what i’ve seen in just from conversations with people and i think most people involved in the interactive space, the research that’s coming out now is extremely useful to help us educator clients about the need for human and financial investment, but also it’s starting to wrap some. Real analytics around these falik well things around social media, which is key. Yeah, the analytics. Megan. You know, i forgot to ask you to take your name tag off because the glass, okay, just because it creates a clam with no light, no, no creates a glare in the light so well, because everybody knows now you know, we’re alive. This is obviously library. The analytics what google analytics obviously very important to say little about what, how maybe a smaller a midsize shop could be using google analytics. Sure, google analytics is key, teo, smaller dammit and larger but with the groups that we’re talking about here, it’s it’s, a tool that one is supported by a lot of knowledge around from google from the non-profit google group, as well as being able to get trained on it if you could search it and learn about it, but from an analytic perspective, it allows you to understand who’s coming to your organization’s website what kind of content they’re engaging around, how they’re moving through your sight, how they’re exiting, how they’re coming in all those types of things, but in addition it off, it allows you to develop goals that you could men see if people are achieving those goals it’s free, which is terrific, but again, it’s an evolving tool, which i think is really key for smaller non-profits that don’t have people too, you know, they can’t always be the experts in every single tool that they have. So i have found that google non-profit group is terrific in providing resources. And training online things about the training. Is there enough online support that a smaller midsize shop could could learn to use google analytics wisely? And there’s also the google grantspace o gram, which i’m not sure if you’re familiar with that place. Still, google grants is an opportunity for non-profits teo get i think it’s not positive on the dollar value, but i think it’s about ten thousand dollars for free advertising our google advertising, google at the edwards so what it does is to it allows it’s an application process, certain organizations there’s definitely restrictions on who can get it, and you can not but it’s a terrific program and it’s part of a suite of opportunities with google on the training that you, you said is available, is that on ly online? Or is there has actually help lines that people that non-profits gold is there live help like that? My understanding of it is more informal in terms of having, you know, tutorials online, youtube type things, those types of things, but again then also depending on the size of the organization, a lot of groups outsource to people as well, but i’d say for the smaller to mid there’s there’s plenty online to get you started. Okay, including the video struck not just reading a screen exactly an interactive piece that’s shows you how to do things and there’s people again in speaking to the idea of people user generated content there’s lots of people who are creating content that isn’t put out specifically by my google, so you could look for those tutorials. And what are some of the goals you mentioned? Having goals is that is, that is specific as we want so many unique hits on this particular page or i guess dollars could be a goal, but i’m thinking, very, you know, small minded because it’s not my field, what what what are some examples of goals that you would have around this work? Well, we approach it from again from an umbrella strategies notice how quickly she agreed, small minded, my small minded suggestion, but it speaks to also sort of the mind set around, and this is something we in our workshops we talk a lot about because people go to the tactical very quickly, and we’re trying to elevate that conversation as a practice to be able to. Say ok, let’s look at this as a whole and say what? Our communication schools, what are fund-raising goals in terms of the types of goals that those could be, you would say, okay, let’s, look, at the past three years with our online giving, what of the vehicles that we used to get those donations was just email? Was it social media all the what of the various channels that got us to this point and helping the set sort of some bass lines around that now, in terms of organizations, you know what i question that i hear quite often is what’s the what’s, the return what’s the formula, what we’re going to get back and to my knowledge and if it’s out there, let me know there really is no true formula like a direct mail model, so organisations are creating it for themselves. They’re looking at their data, they’re looking at the benchmarks that are coming out from the big, you know, organizations researching these things people like service company, product software companies like convenient pantera blackbaud all those have these research benchmarks coming out you khun looking organization from this on the sub market so if your health care organization, what did the other health corps healthcare organizations performing on online and so trying to create a system for yourself and i find the smaller to midsize that’s using that sort of shared knowledge is where they can get to where they can get that that’s all they need to analyze. And of course, the small shop always has a small missile shop always has the advantage of not being so siloed they can’t afford to be, and so they khun so you can use google analytics that will be your that’ll be your own analytics, your micro, and you can compare these to compare your performance to the benchmark well, google analytics as well specific to web site traffic, so depending on the level of the organization in terms of what they’ve invested for there, considerate relationship management software are a variety of things is a variety of tools that allow you to track source asses and performance. So depending on, you know, some organizations have don’t have that they don’t have a system where their tracking, how donations air coming in online most. So i’d say there’s going to be different tools that you can pull and create a dashboard out of that that’s, all talking alternative radio twenty four hours a day. 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What would you like to see organisations think about? Suppose there just a year older, so because your work is breaking down walls. So what would you like to see organizations do in their first year that would help prevent walls from being built up between pr marketing? Fund-raising well, i think it i’d say from the beginning, having looking at their overall organizational goals and then having the the foresight to plan and be patient with their planning that makes that everything can be short term exact every return is not six months on and also to try things out, you know, try different ways of communicating within the organization. I think siloed activity is not reserved just for interactive work. So i thinkit’s a cultural it’s within the culture of an organization. So if it’s a brand new organization, one most likely the people that are joining it and this is a hypothetical, i would have awesome understanding of the value and the amazing opportunities that are happening with interactive technologies. So it should be at the forefront of their communications and development plans, which i think for some of the more traditional organizations where they have the more traditional developed programs it’s a challenge, but it’s also again returned. So a lot of times, if your energies, if you can prove that it’s bringing bringing some value to the organization, either through qualitative or quantitative, and show that to your leadership show to the people making decisions around your budgets, those types of things and the leadership to a new organization you mentioned earlier we were talking about more established organizations, the tone of the organization, the culture is really set by the leader, which would probably be a founder, and also, i think, you know, it’s interesting to think in terms of the evolution of the workforce, you’re goingto have people coming into the workforce, that these tools and ideas are part of their nature. It’s not something that is a new thing. It’s it’s, how they communicate and how they share content it’s, how they talk to their family and how they talk to their friends. I’m talking primarily from a novel in perspective right now, but that’s going to come into the work force if it hasn’t already, i mean, it has in many ways, so those are the future leaders of these organizations. So it will, i think, for new organizations, my assumption again, that’s an assumption would be that some of the people starting it would be of a generation that is thinking in those ways, no is there is the role of the board very significant here in tryingto again going back to the yurt seminar topic, breaking down the walls between i think, marketing, pr, communications center at what’s the board’s role here, i think the board’s role is to is to certainly show that it’s a priority or feel our communicate that there’s value to these things in their conversations again, it doesn’t have to be wait really strive to educate our clients about and help our clients with is that this doesn’t need to be a separate activity. Interactive is not a separate thing aligns with your development goals in the lines with your marketing in the lines of the organizational goals, so i’d say in terms of the board’s roll, it certainly is if they are on board in terms of understanding the value and being a champion of it in all of the activities where there’s opportunities to integrate it, then that’s key. What about dahna? The leader of a team in a mid size shop who is just not willing to play with the others who are very willing to break down these walls and collaborate, how do we bring that recalcitrant team leader into the into the fold question? Well, you speak hypothetically, i’m not asking to use any client examples by name, but you’re a consultant, you’re out a lot, you have some difficult unit leaders, department leaders to work with. How do we bring them? Go without your go outside of your organisation in terms of showing what other organizations are doing as an examples? I mean, i think that’s a really key there’s a community, you know, this isn’t just what’s happening in terms of shared information beyond an organization’s walls is is key to being able to articulate the need to have these types of strategies within your organization. So if that leader is someone who i would say, if you find that they’re resistant to developing innovative ways to reach donors, which is essentially what what we’re doing here, i would say show, show other examples and trying to get him on board there’ll be a process and that’s what you do all right? And again, i’m going to go in that third time leadership if there’s a leadership commitment, leadership could be helpful in bringing them? Absolutely, absolutely yeah, i mean, i think it all depends on what’s interesting is who owns it too? I mean, which when we talk about breaking down walls, there’s, there’s, sometimes nobody really owns these strategies. So in some ways, i would say, depending on a culture of the organization, we would help to identify who that person might be within the existing tower and say, this is something that could really lead this and help drive an idea hyre or advising that the organization may potentially need to bring somebody in if the goal is to get to a certain level with their online e-giving i’m with meghan galbraith, she is managing director of interactive services at changing our world. This is tony martignetti non-profit radio coverage of fund-raising day two thousand eleven haven’t talked too much about budgeting on maybe cost sharing because we’re thinking about interactive work in director service across across departments. What was your advice in your your seminar around around cost sharing? Definitely one of the recommendations we have is looking at potentially having identifying task force around these activities and in that in your budget planning process to identify where one where you’re spending money across double spending to saying, well, who owns it and who needs to be responsible for and where should have fall, but definitely looking for cost sharing opportunities in my previous life before consulting, i worked for an international development agency where you ran the strategic communications, and we were constantly finding ways with the program group with the development group to fund the content generation trips so everything online, this content right? You need to share it. You need thio make a compelling case, all those types of things and the technology behind it, of course, but we really worked hard at learning year after year of saying we don’t have the money to do these things we want to do so how do you do it? So you look at what you’re spending in your traditional marketing. You look at who’s going on a trip. How can you train them with certain tools like a flip cam are mobile phone at this point? How can they capture the media to be able to do the various things right to do because the content doesn’t have to be high end high production value, right? It depends, and somebody with a flip cam can do some pretty compelling video if they’re committed to the work and they’re on site somewhere exactly, and the and the active what that continent supposed to do? You know, if it’s if it’s building awareness around your cause or your of your impact, and depending on the channel that you share it with there’s lots of ways tio have to have super high and sophisticated production. There are times for that super hot, but i do think it’s in terms of cost sharing, i think it’s an area that it’s certainly sametz needs to be paid attention to, particularly in this in this area. Megan galbraith is managing director of interactive services at changing our world. This is tony martignetti non-profit radio coverage of fund-raising day two thousand eleven. Meghan, thank you very much for being against pleasure was great pleasure. That was my interview from this past june with megan galbraith dahna thanks, scott koegler for joining me today and talking about google plus and also meghan galbraith, as well as the organizer’s of fund-raising day two thousand eleven, for all their help back in june next week, an important show robert penna, author of the non-profit outcomes toolbox, discusses the wave of reliance on outcomes measurement and gives concrete steps and shares tools so that small and midsize non-profits khun stay ahead of this trend toward outcomes assessment on da on a little lighter side, we also talk about easy bake ovens and my eagle scout project. It gets used as an example of what not to do in outcomes measurement. 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005: The Nonprofit Story & Public Relations – Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

Tony’s guests this week:

Peter Panepento, web editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Sara Dunaj, account executive at CRT/Tanaka Agency

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