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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.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America spread #GoSilent across the web for Memorial Day

Amy Sample Ward

The timing coincides with the President’s remarks in Arlington, but one minute of silence can be pledged at any time, really.

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The Art of People Powered Storytelling Through Social Media

NetWits

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

New Study: Investing in Facebook is a Waste of Time

Frogloop

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.

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

NTEN

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.

Solving homelessness, one tweet at a time

SocialFish

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!

A Project Management Lesson from Captain America

Idealware

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.

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'.

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.

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

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.

SocialFish

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.

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.

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 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.

New Customer: Complete College America

VisionLink

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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 "

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

NTEN

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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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. 

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 (information-no77537@aa.com). Subject: Your Order##91991988. American Airlines.

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

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

Connection Cafe

If we had to rely on the traditional, direct mail model, by the time one created, printed, built a mailing list and mailed the direct mail piece to solicit gifts the passion would have been gone. You can also compare the data to the Forbes List of America's Most Wired Cities to see how the rankings stack-up. Author: Tad Druart.

Open Data Tools Let You Peek Behind the Campaign Finance Curtain

Tech Soup Blog

The Sunlight Foundation , a nonpartisan nonprofit, has a Real-Time Federal Campaign Finance page. Why does campaign finance data matter?

How Nonprofits Helped America Vote: 2006 | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? Long Live IE6! is rare. ability to register and vote.

OPERATION DRAGON FIRE: BETTER INFORMATION FOR BETTER DECISIONS IN TIMES OF CRISIS

VisionLink

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

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.

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.