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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! State/Local / #MCNAC16 / @SmartNonprofits. State/Local. State/Local.

Guest Post: World Maker Faire and the New York Hall of Science: Radical Trust

Museum 2.0

On September 25 and 26, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) hosted the first East Coast substantiation of the Maker Faire. Why at NYSCI?

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


NYSSCPA / New York, NY / $385. Yale Philanthropy Conference / New Haven, CT / $110. InnovationEnterprise / New York, NY / $1,495.

Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street

Amy Sample Ward

“The revolution will not be televised.” Maybe not. Online Homebase. One key element is the use of an online homebase. Brought to you Live.

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Five Ways to Become a Better Fundraising Professional

Connection Cafe

Attend one local networking event or conference each quarter. Attend at least one national conference a year. What I Wish I Knew Then.

Raise Your Hand for Girls on October 11, 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Why girls ? Why is this all important? Every day, girls are taken out of school, married far too young, and subjected to violence in school.

Five Government Agencies Improving the Lives of New Yorkers with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

With over eight million people who have different needs and ways of communicating, the City of New York frequently uses text messaging as a platform to meet people where they’re at, no matter their age, race, or location. Another campaign guided New Yorkers to local farmer’s markets. Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

VisionLink Is In The News: Real-Time Winter Storm Map


How does it work? But why? We are very excited and proud to have been mentioned in various media outlets throughout the country.

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Several nonprofits have successfully interacted with, and more importantly, seen impact from, these engaged new audiences. In Education.

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The 5 Hottest Nonprofit Conferences of Summer '16


Netroots Nation 2016. The highly-anticipated, always exceptional Netroots Nation annual gathering is taking over downtown St.

A Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Decide whether to launch a new responsively designed website, to mobile-optimize your current site, or launch a separate mobile website. Tumblr.

Association Social Media: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)


One of our larger campaigns is National Architecture Week , which takes place the second week of April annually. Who do you report to? .

Government contracts and nonprofit organizations: Problems and solutions

ASU Lodestar Center

As mentioned earlier, the survey by the Urban Institute and the National Council of Nonprofits was. posted by Jeremy Higbee , Freelance Writer.

The Internet Gets Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If Fulton is suggesting we need to get more comfortable with a different way of operating in this new era for networks, I think she is on to something.

Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

Mobile Commons

local effort to help youths in distress. Text messaging is the go-to means of communication for teenagers. Building on a successful formula.

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A Mobile and Social Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Decide whether to launch a new responsively designed website, to mobile-optimize your current site, or launch a separate mobile website. ?

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Appreciation for 501 Tech Club Leaders


This week is National Volunteer Week ! 501 Tech Clubs are informal local groups that meet regularly to get to know their colleagues, develop a professional support network, and talk shop. Read NTEN’s page on starting a new club and then email us at This is a wonderful thing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

8th Annual Games for Change: Register Now!

Tech Soup Blog

This post was written by Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager at Games for Change. June 20 is fast approaching. Register now!

Macy’s Customers Use Text Messaging to Donate & Save Money

Mobile Commons

On the eighth annual Shop for a Cause day, Macy’s shoppers were able to text “Shop” to a short code to donate $5 to a local charity or the March of Dimes. A recent Macy’s SMS campaign helped shoppers save big and give back—and for the first time, gave them the option of doing so entirely with their mobile phones. All Posts Blog Use Cases

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media


When the board voted to go forward with the new grant funding rules in November, Mollie Williams quit the foundation the day after the board meeting.

An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The kickoff to our meetup series took place at Facebook’s New York office in May 2012.  How long have you worked at Facebook?

Top Eight Tips for Finding a Perfect Junior Board Seat


Ready to dive in and join a nonprofit junior board of directors but no idea where to start? Find a nonprofit whose mission truly resonates with you.

Webinar: Monthly Donors, Social Media, and Cross-Channel Integration: Critical Tactics to Boost Your Fundraising in 2013


He is an active member of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and serves as Co-Chair of the Web, Tech & Social Media track for Fund Raising Day in New York and also serves as Board Member for the Direct Marketing Fundraising Association. Phoning your email supporters.

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies


Social Media Metrics for Federal Agencies  - new toolkit for federal agencies, which could be useful for associations and nonprofits as well.

What Nonprofits Can Learn at Games for Change Festival

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The 8th Annual Games for Change Festival takes place on June 20 – 22 in New York City. June 20 – 22 is fast approaching.

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Webinar: eCampaign 2012 - Killer Tactics to Drive Elections with Online Fundraising And Social Media


Electoral campaigns are important incubators of new techniques and tactics in online fundraising and organizing. In this webinar you will learn: New tactics for acquiring and converting online donor leads. Taryn Rosenkranz - Principal, New Blue Interactive, LLC. Best practices in social media engagement. Care2 Webinars

Loco for Local: Regional Examples of Open Government


The event convened almost 300 passionate people, all coming together for a common goal: to share knowledge on how to use new technologies to make our government transparent, accountable and meaningfully accessible to the public. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people interested or involved in local open government projects.

Greenpeace Fights Toxics with SMS

Mobile Commons

The Rainbow Warrior III was docked in New York harbor, and Greenpeace invited passersby to tour the ship for a flavor of the organization’s important activist mission. They also were promoting their toxics campaign, a national effort to remove toxic chemicals from being used in industrial plants nationwide. of South Kearney, NJ.

Keep Your Mobile Subscribers In The Know

Mobile Commons

Find a Local Service:   National Safe Place  lets teens in trouble text in their zip code to find the closest safe place near them.

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The Networked Nonprofit Book Arrived!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The lucky winner was Lorraine from the local chapter of the Red Cross. New York City. Details here. June 21, 2010. 1-2 PM/PST.

How to Find the Perfect Nonprofit Board Matching Service


Does the service offer boards serving locally, nationally and internationally?  Or just locally?  Here’s our list of Top Ten Questions to ask any matching service: 1. Does that matter to you?  . 2. How many board choices do they offer?  BoardAssist offers hundreds.  How many organizations do they support?  . 4. nonprofit board

Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm


The National Hurricane Center used their twitter account (separated by coast line, to @NHC_Atlantic & @NHC_Pacific) to post updates and weather advisories as the storm progressed. The New York City Mayor's office ran an official stream of information on their Twitter account and linked to other useful local information.

Majora Carter’s Eco-Entrepreneurship

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Her broader national goal notwithstanding, Majora remains deeply passionate about and involved in revitalization of the South Bronx.

Road Trip! Fundraising, Advocacy, Community Building, Storytelling and Recruitment on the Road.


Drawing national attention to an important issue (and a good bit of recognition for your organization the process). Building local chapters. Connecting and enriching a national movement. The road trippers also made stops for advocacy events in Boston and New York before concluding in Washington DC. Diverse Goals.

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Build Communities to Enhance Your Fundraising Campaigns


The donation page required a user to create a log-in profile, so CC also collected information about party guests as potential new donors or volunteers. Some that volunteered asked a local restaurant to host and give them a portion of the cover charge or bar sales that night to donate back to CC. Adrienne D. Capps, U. C. Davis. Action.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

We have community groups, schools, local leaders and people at every age, interest, and skill level. You can read her poem, Untitled, here.

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WWF Raises Awareness about a Photography Exhibition Using Targeted Mobile Messaging

Mobile Commons

But WWF is a national organization, and they didn’t want to broadcast an invitation to a New York event to environmentalists in Des Moines.

5 Ways to Become a Better Fundraising Professional

Tech Soup Blog

Attend one local networking event or conference each quarter. Attend at least one national conference a year. on June 10; New York City on September 10; and Boston on September 12. It originally appeared on This past week marked my one-year anniversary as a strategy consultant at Blackbaud. Register today!

Data, Data Everywhere: But How Does It Relate to You and Your Work?

Tech Soup Blog

The New York Times used data mapping and visualizations to examine Netflix Queues. well-being of individuals and their local communities.

Join Giving Tuesday!

Tech Soup Blog

Our Network will promote this day across the globe and encourage local communities to give back: volunteer, donate, or raise money – or find creative ways to show the world how their country gives back. each year. The idea is to counterbalance the big shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There is no cost of course.