Digital Strategy

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Creating a Maintenance Schedule for Your Website

Updating your online presence can be daunting, but it’s also one of the most effective ways to communicate with your community. Leaving your web systems in the past also can make them open to hackers. Creating a maintenance schedule for your website will help you stay on top of necessary changes to your content, systems, …

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Creating a Digital Strategy for Your Nonprofit Organization

Many nonprofits had to pivot quickly to continue serving their communities when the COVID-19 pandemic began. More than two years later, you recognize that this change isn’t temporary, and it’s time to think strategically about creating a digital strategy to truly serve your nonprofit community.  Why Digital Strategy is Important Everything starts with strategy. Your …

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Adopting Digital: Is Your Nonprofit Keeping Up?

More than 110 million people in America wear an Apple Watch. Most people use them for telling time and tracking their step count. They may even read texts or answer calls on the device. But did you know that you also can use the watch to pay for items, translate languages, open your garage door, …

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Part 5 | Working with the Mission Model Canvas

This is the last section of our 5 part guide to the Mission Model Canvas: your business plan cheat sheet. You can read our previous journals here. Previously, we stepped into the shoes of the customer and identified how we will (10) Engage and (11) Reach the customer; next, we budgeted (12) How much it …

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Part 4 | Working with the Mission Model Canvas

This is part four of our guide to the Mission Model Canvas: your business plan cheat sheet. Read the first four parts here in our journals. In the previous article, we listed the Key Activities that will (7) Solve the problem; (8) Listed the Key Partners; and identified (9) What we need to test the …

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Part 3 | Working with the Mission Model Canvas

This is part three of our guide to the Mission Model Canvas: your business plan cheat sheet. Read part one and part two in our journals. Previously, we walked through (4) Write a potential solution, (5) Identify who you will help, and answered (6) “How will this solution make an impact?” In this article, we …

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Part 2 | Working with the Mission Model Canvas

Welcome to part two of our 5 part guide to the Mission Model Canvas worksheet. In part one, we gave an overview of the first three sections: (1) Start with a mission, (2) Have 3-5 core values, and (3) Define the problem your solution is aiming to solve. In this article, we will walk through …

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Intro | Working with the Mission Model Canvas

In this article, we’ll explore a few more pieces of the CauseLabs Mission Model Canvas to help you fill out your own worksheet. New to the Mission Model Canvas? Read more about it and how it can help you grow positive impact here. We’ll help guide the considerations for each section, but we won’t go into …

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Growing Positive Impact with the Mission Model Canvas

Think of the Mission Model Canvas as your business plan cheat sheet. This worksheet helps you to focus your ideas and validate outcomes early and efficiently.

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MyPath & CauseLabs Collaborate on High-Touch, High-Tech Programming to Improve Financial Literacy

We’re collaborating with MyPath, a national nonprofit based in San Francisco, CA, to continue delivering financial products for low-income individuals. Backed by a sponsorship from JPMorgan Chase, we’ve joined forces to uncover the next iteration of MyPath Money, both on the Savings and Credit programs.

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Analogous Learning and the Path to Staying Curious

When I was 6 years old, I started taking swim lessons. It was at the swimming complex at the University of Tennessee, where I remember watching the diving team practice from the 10 meter platform in complete, terrified awe. Lucky for me, I started with blowing bubbles in the shallow end. Slowly, we progressed to a swimming stroke: the doggy paddle. Did you hear that right? The doggy paddle. The instructor was teaching us how to swim like a dog.

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Week 4: Synthesis and Roadmap

This week may be the most important because it synthesizes everything into a decision-enabling Roadmap. This is the why. And the how. And the what to do next.

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