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Behind the Scenes: America Supporting Americas

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This time, we're behind the scenes at America Supporting Americans (ASA), an organization working to improve the lives of men and women in the military through their three signature programs: Adopt-A-Unit, Foster-A-Unit, and the Youth Civic Action and Awareness Program. Author: Emily Goodstein. Yes, I am feeling patriotic at the moment.

Most Generous Cities in America

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The average online gift size increased from $62 in 2009 to $65 in 2010. More than $389 million was donated by the 273 major cities in 2010, up approximately 27% from 2009. Average gift, donations per 1,000 people, total amount donated per city and number of donations all increased in 2010 compared to 2009. Author: Cheryl Black.

America's Giving Challenge 2009

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The latest round of the America's Giving Challenge is on. The contest runs through November 6, 2009. This is a national competition to encourage people to use their personal and social networks to help win cash for their favorite nonprofit. read more. Tools Web 2.0 Tools

America’s Giving Challenge 2009 Assessment and Reflection Paper

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Allison Fine and I have completed the  assessment and reflection paper for 2009 America’s Giving Challenge for the Case Foundation.  

Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

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flew back from DC last night on Virgin America.  How would you describe Virgin America in social networking analysis and mapping terminology?  .

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Guest Post by Gaurav Mishra: The 4Cs Social Media Framework

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The Netroots community is built around progressive politics in America. The Need for the 4Cs Social Media Framework. The First C: Content.

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The 2009 America's Giving Challenge


In 2007-2008 America’s Giving Challenge encouraged 70,000 individuals to help raise more than $1.8 With the explosion of social media, America’s Giving Challenge hopes to get even more people involved this year and raise a lot more money for nonprofits. million for nonprofit organizations. Want to start or help a cause?

Some Thoughts on Livestreamed Interviews, Engagement, Book Winners, and Finger Puppets

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Charities Cry Foul on Chase Facebook Charitable Giving Contest

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Several groups who were in the top 100 (before Chase removed the vote tallies), were not on the final list, apparently disqualified.  fundraising2.0

Blog for Choice Day 2009

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Today is Blog for Choice Day 2009 , an event organized by NARAL Pro-Choice America. binds the members more tightly to the organization.

The NonProfit Times - Small Nonprofits Dominate America's Giving Challenge

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The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Small Nonprofits Dominate America's Giving ChallengeBy Michele DonohueA 30-day online competition showed how social media allows small nonprofits to garner huge support from donors during America’s Giving Challenge, which ended at 3 p.m.

An Interview with Robert Chatwani on Giving Works Trends 2009

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At the time, the program was called Auction for America. In terms of giving – we see two large macro trends taking place. What gives?

Virgin America As Connector

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  Miro Logo. It's an interesting idea - built on the ladder of engagement and the concept of a gift economy.

Volunteers of America: Getting Results

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In 2009 Volunteers of America looked to get more out of their online fundraising program by tapping into the power of integrated online and offline fundraising. As a result, online revenue originating from direct mail integration increased from 12% to 28% from 2009 to 2010! Online revenue from 2009 to 2010 increased 148%.

Nonprofits Using Social Media to Engage and Share, Says Sage North America Survey | SYS-CON INDIA

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PRESS ReleaseNonprofits Using Social Media to Engage and Share, Says Sage North America Survey | SYS-CON INDIA: "AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 10/28/09 -- Sage North America today announced the results of its recently conducted social media survey for nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada.

Hello, Washington Post: Dolllars Per Facebook Donor Is Not the Right Metric for Success

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Allison points out the numbers for America's Giving Challenge on Facebook sponsored by the Case Foundation.   Flickr Photo by Vaguely Artistic.

11 Holiday Gift Programs that Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place

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Oxfam America Unwrapped: Unique charitable gifts that do good. ASPCA Store: Help the ASPCA provide refuge to the million of unwanted pets in America by purchasing holiday gifts for the animal lovers in your life from the ASPCA Store. If you are reading this now, then of the world’s 6.8 Is that a legacy we want to leave behind?

Provide the Nonprofit Voice to America's Broadband Plan


Flickr Photo by Chi King The Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comment on how to draft America's national broadband plan.

Mother's Day Donation Ideas

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If your mom is the kind of person who prefers a donation to a physical gift, below are a few ideas. Room to Read's Girls' Education program.

Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake


The September 2009 issue of NTEN Connect had a review of trends in online giving. The average online gift in December 2009 was $244.17.

New Survey: America’s Nonprofits in Danger

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Just 16% anticipate being able to cover their operating expenses in both 2009 and 2010. 93% of lifeline organizations that provide essential services anticipate an increase in demand in 2009. The Nonprofit Finance Fund just published a survey on how the economic downturn is affecting nonprofits’ current and long-term finances.

Social Enterprise Summit's Policy Track

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The big deal here is the Edward Kennedy Serve America Act. One of the highlights of last week's Social Enterprise Alliance's Summit was the Launch of the Policy Track. And so, I'll share those with you. According to Carlos, the Office is part of the domestic policy team inside the White House. They have four staff right now.

Guest Post by Michael Hoffman: YouTube’s Game-Changing New Feature for Nonprofits

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Anything to Be Learned from America’s Most Generous Cities Online?

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also did a little, non-scientific analysis of some of the cities that had jumps of 20-30 places in their 2008 to 2009 ranking. The 2009 rankings are based on the more than $420 million processed in the first half of 2009. Author: Tad Druart. Lists almost always get people’s attention. ”).

Encouraging Generosity On Social Networks: Assessing America's Giving Challenge and Reflections from Craigslist Nonprofit Bootcamp

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The America's Giving Challenge ended on January 31, 2008 and the idea of using social media and social networking tools has taken off. 

Impact of Social Media on the Nonprofit Sector


Lots of research -- check out the Case Foundation report on the America's Giving Challenge -- points to the fact that the donors and activists we're engaging in social media are new to our organizations. Flickr Photo: clevercupcakes I recently got an email from an NYU graduate student in Public Relations, Paola Christina Lamarca.

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Department Produces Complete College America’s National STEM Careers Academy


"Between 1970 and 2009, undergraduate enrollment in the United States more than doubled, while the completion rate has been virtually unchanged.

New Intranet for Feeding America | Beaconfire Wire

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Feeding America is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization. Long Live IE6! You can follow responses through the RSS 2.0

Are Happiness and Generosity the Future of Marketing Campaigns?

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Last winter, a report " Generation Generosity " predicted that corporate greed would be replaced by generosity and a little love and happiness too. 

What is the distinction between social media for charity and social good/systemic change?

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Neff from the America Cancer Society quipped during our panel at SXSW, "Twitter meetups just to meet are so 2008. Unicef's Rapid SMS. link].

Cause Marketing or Cause Me To Puke Marketing? Interview with Scott Henderson

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Knowing this campaign could get serious traction and blow past its initial goal, we planned for a Phase II.  Charles, Missouri.  Keys to success?

Why Can’t the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector Scale Generosity? #givedaylessons

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What Happened on Give Local America Day? The Give Local America Day is a centralized campaign all on one day using the same platform.

Target Facebook Challenge: Ten Large Charities Compete for Votes To Divide the $3 Million Pot

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It's called Bullseye Gives, a special Facebook page inviting folks to decide how they should allocate $3 million among ten large institutional charities, including: Parent Teacher Association Feeding America The Salvation Army American Red Cross National Parks Foundation Breast Cancer Research Foundation St. fundraising2.0

Save the Internet, Save the World


If you live in a small town or in rural America, your choices are probably limited to slow and expensive satellite Internet service or even slower dial-up service. The "Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009" has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. Sheldon Mains. You work in a nonprofit. Net Neutrality.

America's Giving Challenge for Facebook Causes

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The Case Foundation, Facebook Causes and PARADE Publications just launched the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge, a competition designed to raise both awareness and funds for charitable causes. From now through November 6, they’ll be giving away a total of $170,00 in prize money to participating U.S.-based read more ).

The Last Blogpotomac: A New Community Rises from the Ashes

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Flickr Photo by Ghbrett. Geoff Livingston invited me to keynote the conference along with Shel Israel , author of Twitterville.  conference in 2010.

Try Eating for $4 a Day. Join The Hunger Challenge

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This year, Hunger Challenge participants will try to eat 3 meals for $4 per day, per person, during the week of September 20-26, 2009.

Bragging on my Farmer's Market - Williamsburg wins American Farmland Trust contest

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Williamsburg, Virginia is America's #1 Farmers Market! Author: Seth Merritt. And I have the tote bag to prove it. About the Contest.

America’s Giving Challenge Gets Another $75,000 To Give Away

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America’s Giving Challenge is an amazing program from The Case Foundation that See3 had the opportunity to support this year. Check it out right now at America’s Giving Challenge. Kellogg Foundation Grant to America’s Giving Challenge Significantly Increases Number of Overall and Daily Awards Offered to Nonprofit Causes.

Off the Mat, Into the World: An Interview with Seane Corn

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That is not what service should be about. It should be about joy, on every level." --Seane Corn, co-Founder, Off the Mat, Into the World. Just rude.