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Building Communities of Hope - Casey Family Programs
The Casey Family Programs is " committed to 2020: Building Communities of Hope, an agenda for change that draws on the strength of communities and the vision of local leaders to keep children safe and make families strong." Read the report and see some of the ideas and strategies.

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Crowdfunding platforms supporting #IllGiveBig event
Forefront (formerly The Donors Forum of Chicago) took the lead in organizing the 2015 and 2016 day of giving in Illinois. On this page they point to crowd funding platforms and fund raising resources.

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Deaconess Foundation - St. Louis
Mission is to "Strengthen the region's capability to achieve positive outcomes for children and youth through collaborative engagement and investment with diverse partners to improve systems and sustain actions that have long-term impact on the health and well-being of children.:

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Go Civic Chicago - moble platform to connect people with causes
This is a "mobile, data-driven. social impact platform – that is simplifying the way companies, nonprofits and individual donors can give time, money and goods to their favorite causes." Launched in 2017.

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Philanthropy Playmakers Coaches Athletes to Do Good
From the web site: "Founded in 2016, Philanthropy Playmakers is a multimedia platform aimed at providing resources for the sports philanthropy industry and those who see sports as a change agent." The site aggregates stories and interviews showing good deeds by athletes, which can inspire others to do the same.

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The Giving Common draws donors to NPOs in Boston
From the web site: " Giving Common, a detailed, online resource hosted by the Boston Foundation, connects you to in-depth information about nonprofit organizations working to enhance communities across Massachusetts. We believe that data is a critical part of driving social change and hope you will return to our site often to inform your philanthropy."

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Benevity platform supports employee giving programs
From the web site: "Benevity enables companies to embed user-directed, tax-receiptable donations and corporate matching programs into their existing transaction environments, using their own brands and systems. Benevity makes it easy for companies to build authentic and impactful cause marketing, community investment, workplace giving and other corporate social responsibility initiatives that increase engagement, brand differentiation and return on investment."

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Bridgespan Group -
From the web site: "The Bridgespan Group is a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders, organizations, and philanthropists to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need.

We are passionate about helping to find solutions to ensure equal opportunity and core human and civil rights. To achieve these objectives, we concentrate our efforts on four broad fields: education; children, youth, and families; public health; and global development."

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Changing the Present
Changing The Present, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit website hub that enables visitors to the site to raise money and generate support for charities around the world. Browse the site to see how it works.

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Community Investment Network supports Giving Circles
From the web site: "CIN is a national network of giving circles. A giving circle is a group who pool their personal time, talents, and treasure to address social issues in their communities using thoughtful giving strategies. The activities of a giving circle include grant making, advocacy and public education as complementary ways to demystify philanthropy by making it accessible and more democratic to everyday people."

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From the web site: "Crowdrise is an innovative, crowd-sourced community of volunteers and online fundraisers that are coming together to answer the call to service, create online fundraising projects for charity, and have the most fun in the world while doing it."

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An innovative web site that connects donors with public school projects that need funding. This is an example of how its possible for intermediaries to create web sites that draw donors to non-profit organizations, reversing the process of thousands of non-profits doing constant research and relationship-building in an on-going struggle to find donors.

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FlipCause - resources for modern non-profit organizations
This site shares a variety of tips that non profits might use to communicate more effectively with supporters, and raise money, even if you don't use the site's software solutions. Add it to your reading and learning list.

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Generous Giving - Seeks to Expand Giving
From the web site: "Generous Giving's mission is to spread the biblical message of generosity in order to grow generous givers among those entrusted with much. It was launched with a vision to stir a renewed, spirit-led commitment to generosity among followers of Christ through conversation with peers."

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Giving Circles Fund (GCF)
From the web site: "Giving Circles Fund (GCF) uses the power of collective action to create lasting change. The organization was founded on the premise that anyone can become a generous, committed and strategic giver. Recognizing that affordability, knowledge and impact are a barrier to entry for many people who want to give back, GCF developed an innovative online platform that has helped emerging philanthropists grant hundreds of thousands of dollars to deserving nonprofits across the country."

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Giving Library videos connect donors and non profits
This site hosts videos by different non profits and is innovating ways to help donors shop on line for charities to support. Take a look.

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GoodWorld crowd funding platform for non profits
This is one of a growing number of platforms attempting to draw donors to non profits.

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From the web site: "The Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) is a multiracial organization that promotes the connection between fundraising, social justice and movement-building. We believe that how groups are funded is as important to achieving their goals as how the money is spent, and that building community support is central to long-term social change. We provide training, resources and analysis to strengthen organizations, with an emphasis on those focused on social justice and based in communities of color."

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Great Non - Collects Community Stories about NonProfits
This site enables supporters or critics of non profits to write reviews. Take a look and make sure there are enough people supporting your non profit who post stories so the balance of reviews accurately reflects your work and accomplishments.

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GuideStar - World's Largest Source of Information About NonProfits
From the web site: "GuideStar is a 501(c)(3) public charity that collects, organizes, and presents information about nonprofits throughout America in an easy-to-understand format while remaining neutral. Providing nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost to those users is an important part of our public service, one that we pledge to continue."

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As you or your friends do on-line shopping, sites like iGive make it possible for your favorite charity to receive contributions based on a percent of purchase.

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Impact 100 Chicago - Women Empowering Change
This organization recruits women who each donate $1,000 which is pooled to create larger donations to non profits in Chicago. Other chapters in other cities do the same.

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IndieGoGo - Collaborative Way to Raise Funds
IndeGoGo enables anyone with an idea - creative, cause-related, or entrepreneurial - the tools to effectively build a campaign and ultimately raise money.

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LA 2050 Challenge - Supports 2050 Vision of Los Angeles
From the web site: "Over the last few years, a community of civic-minded Angelenos has shared a vision for the future of Los Angeles. The goals for LA in the year 2050 – on which the My LA2050 Grants Challenge is built – are drawn from citizen visions, the LA2050 report that codifies those goals and metrics to track progress, and input from advisors and partners. Tens of thousands of you helped us finalize those goals via #LA2050Listens. Now, we want you to tell us how we can turn these goals into action." Browse the site to see the planning process, view the goals, and see how the web site helps draw volunteers and donors to all organizations who submitted proposals, not just to the winners. This is a model other cities could learn from.

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Network for Good - Free Fund Raising Resources Library
From the web site: "Network for Good is a hybrid organization—a nonprofit-owned for-profit. Network for Good’s nonprofit donor-advised fund uses the Internet and mobile technology to securely and efficiently distribute thousands of donations from donors to their favorite charities each year.

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