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Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also, if you have not read it, Kivi Leroux-Miller has written a stellar piece called “ The Heroes and Villains of Give Local America Story.

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With the clock ticking for Give Local America on May 5, community foundations and others are finalizing plans for this national day of online giving.

Behind the Scenes: America Supporting Americas

Connection Cafe

As you gear up to BBQ hop today, spend some time thinking about the brave folks who lost their lives protecting our country. Here’s her interview with Connection Café: CC: What’s your elevator pitch about what America Supporting Americans does? Author: Emily Goodstein. Yes, I am feeling patriotic at the moment.

Will Give Local America Be The Largest Crowd Funding Event in History?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Give Local America , powered by Kimbia’s technology, is an effort to coordinate giving days on one platform. Lori Finch.

Public Allies Arizona: Getting Things Done for America

ASU Lodestar Center

The oath reads: I will get things done for America - to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier. With the support of the cohort, program managers and supervisors we have continued through hard times. We’re Public Allies Arizona Class of 2014 and we all are going to keep getting things done for America.

Infographic: Data From America's Biggest Online Giving Challenge


Last spring I learned about the 24-hour online Give Local America fundraising challenge. I was inspired by the idea because it provided a great way for local communities to come together and raise money to support local charities and causes. Give Local America just released their final data from the successful giving day.

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New Study: Investing in Facebook is a Waste of Time


So the next time a social media strategist tells you that email is dead, you can now tell them that email certainly isn''t dead.

Solving homelessness, one tweet at a time


As a documentary filmmaker, I knew that Mark’s story, and the wider story of homelessness in America, needed to be told. Like @home on Facebook!

The Art of People Powered Storytelling Through Social Media


Petri Darby is the Director of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy at Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. He blogs at darbyDARNIT.

Lame spam of the day: America Airlines ticket order

Robert Weiner

DATE & TIME / NOVEMBER 17, 2011, 11:53 PM. This one caught my eye for a second. thought, "I don't remember booking anything with American lately." The lazy spammer didn't even bother to include any graphics to make it look official. Sender: American Airlines ( Subject: Your Order##91991988. American Airlines.

To Strengthen Democracy in America, Think Tech

Tech Soup Blog

At the same time, many other high-profile funders allocate relatively small amounts to tech-related grantmaking. democracy. Micah L. Sifry.

Case Study: M+R Walks Us Through Testing an Email Fundraising Campaign from Oxfam America


The difference wasn’t huge, but we’d seen similar results with another client’s test around the same time, so we went with it. It didn’t.

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time | Beth’s Blog

AFP Blog

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time | Beth’s Blog : "Note from Beth: Peter Panepento wrote a thoughtful piece earlier this week about #givedaylessons and gave me permission to republish it here. Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento" 'via Blog this'.

A Project Management Lesson from Captain America


Yes, it's been a year since the movie Captain America: The First Avenger came out, but, just in case you are late watching it, there are spoilers ahead. I was re-watching Captain America recently, and I noticed a great story about good project management. Plan well to start off your project. Document, Document, Document.

The Worst Nonprofit in America

John Haydon

The  Tampa Bay Times ,  Center for Investigative Reporting , and  CNN  have created a list of the 50 worst nonprofits in America.

Facebook ROI for Nonprofits: Are You Wasting Your Time?

John Haydon

If a breast Cancer foundation targets all women in north America, they will be wasting money on Facebook ads. What’s the ROI? Have a plan. As

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Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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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The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Marketing Magic Bullet, Burrito Principle, and npEngage Magazine

Connection Cafe

Get the specifics here: The Best Times To Post To Social Media: Introducing the Burrito Principle. The Fall Issue of npEngage Magazine is out!

Times are hard. Associations make the world better.


The Association of Equipment Manufacturers Education Foundation is responding to the severe shortage of qualified workers needed to tackle America’s infrastructure problems. Maddie and I attended the ASAE Summit Awards Dinner a few days ago. It’s a beautiful event held annually in Washington, DC. Associations feed the world.



It is a goal of Operation Dragon Fire that outcomes will help communities, organizations, and response teams make better decisions with better data.

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

AFP Blog

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.

Support for our fallen is down. I’m not driving a semi, but I’m joining the parade.

Connection Cafe

WAA’s wreath-count at the end of the day yesterday was close to 120,000, but there’s still time to contribute.

CWA Uses Text Messages to Rally Their Members with Real-Time Updates

Mobile Commons

Working America Drives Local Action with Targeted Text Messages. As CWA shows, text messaging is a valuable tool for unions.

Free Office 365 Roadshow Events Are Coming to America

Tech Soup Blog

Office 365 Roadshows Coming to America. If you could get the scoop on Office 365 in a single day, would you be interested? Register here.

Glitch Torpedoes Give Local AmericaThe NonProfit Times

AFP Blog

Glitch Torpedoes Give Local AmericaThe NonProfit Times : "Technical difficulties brought Give Local America to a screeching halt yesterday, forcing some communities to extend the 24-hour crowdfunding event for at least another day." 'via Blog this

New Customer: Complete College America


We are very pleased to announce another new customer among the VisionLink network, Complete College America. The president of the National Governor''s Association has adopted this as a primary issue for the NGA, and in a very short time, this alliance has grown to more than 25 member states. Dr. W.

NY Times Article from Last Day of America's Giving Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was so busy online working my social media and social networks that I failed to notice the article from the New York Times about the America's Giving Challenge titled "Charities Vie for Prizes in Online Giving Experiment "

New Intranet for Feeding America | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

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

Designing for Good #3 – Best of 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

Timely, but why is nonprofit storytelling such a  hot topic these days ? Your eyes just rolled and you’re not a cynical person.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What Happened on Give Local America Day? Experiencing a cascading technology failure in real time for just one community is painful enough.

[New Report] Giving in an Election Year

Connection Cafe

An election year always focuses the mind—on many different things. It has become fashionable to say we no longer engage with politics.

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6 Twitter Tactics for Busy Nonprofits

John Haydon

Feeding America uses Twitter to encourage people to act in the fight to end hunger. Content Marketing

11NTC Preview: Technology in Times of Disaster: The Important Role of Social media in Disaster Response and Awareness


In the aftermath of that quake, as well as flooding in Pakistan, fires in Israel, flooding in South and Central America, and countless other incidents, technology played a critical and often-life-saving role, and remains at the center of the ongoing advocacy and long-term rebuilding work in Haiti. Photos by George Durham.

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You are running out of time

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The whole thing started a very long time ago, when you realized that you were going to lose one of the most important assets you had in building this country so that you could benefit from it. But you are running out of time. Blog Category: America. There were all sorts of hurdles to jump, of course. It set you back years.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Winners pushed power to the edges through their social networks and were agile, real-time learners. It also has widgets. 

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.

How America is betraying the hungry children of Africa

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Steve Cisler heard me mention this book recently and sent me a spot-on article from the Observer, How America is betraying the hungry children of Africa. The article shows how we manage to damage agricultural economies and the sustainability of countries with food aid, this time in Malawi. Why indeed

America's Giving Challenge Official Results: We Came In First! Thank You Everyone!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The final, official results have arrived for America's Giving Challenge and I'm happy say that we came in first place for global causes !

Relevancy on Social Media: How Current Events Improve Support


Real Time Marketing. Honesty is part of their service, but they make sure to lend a comforting hand in the darkest times. Controversy.

Experts Tackle Rapid Response Magic: Turning Bad News Into Big Results

Connection Cafe

In the world of nonprofit advocacy , the tides can change in a flash. The savviest organizations expect the unexpected and plan ahead for anything!