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‘Humans of New York’ Just Won Fundraising | Here’s What We Can Learn from Its Success

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Maybe you’ve glimpsed the #1 New York Times best-selling book in a store window somewhere. All photos courtesy of Humans of New York].

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

New York Every year, social entrepreneurs and donors (along with a whole lot of other folks) converge on New York City.

#IMPACT2030 Sets Sights on Change and Transformation

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IMPACT 2030 is the Global Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The World’s Largest Lesson.

National Day of Unplugging

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That’s precisely when the  National Day of Unplugging (NDU) starts.  Kids are afflicted too. Mindfulness

SMS Nation: August Edition

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Welcome to this month’s edition of SMS Nation! Thank you for reading this month’s edition of SMS Nation! He was 63 years old.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Call for a National Day to Demand Action on March 28

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New PSA Campaign Again Gun Violence. You can also log on to the Demand Action website to sign up for the National Day of Action now.

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

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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?

Volunteering in (Belated) Honor of National Volunteer Week!


On April 16, the NTEN team in Portland spent the afternoon volunteering at Schoolhouse Supplies , in belated honor of National Volunteer Week.

Volunteerism Keeps Proving Its Value (Especially When Skills Are Given)

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and sometime in April or May, during National Volunteer Week , when Independent Sector often issues its updated data on the value of a volunteer hour.

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From 2005 to 2015: The Radical Effect of Social Media on Nonprofit Web Design

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National Audubon Society 2015. National Audubon Society 2005. New York Public Library 2015. New York Public Library 2005.

National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT Helps Smokers Countdown to Quitting

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Text message campaigns are used in cities like  New York  and Louisville, and  research shows  how effective it is – sometimes even  doubling quit rates. The  National Cancer Institute  is launching SmokefreeTXT, and it takes advantage of the flexibility of mobile to have a two-way, personalized conversation with every user.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! 2016 Alliance National Conference. 2016 Alliance National Conference.

National Development Council uses Tech Impact Services to Stay Connected While Working On The Go


For many nonprofits, maintaining effective communication and cooperation between employees who find themselves spread across wide areas is often a challenge. Our Impact

VisionLink Supports the National Academy Foundation’s Work-Based Learning Fellows


Members of the NAF WBL Fellows 2014 The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is a leader in preparing high school students for college and career success.

Hurricane Sandy: How to Help


The New York Blood Center. We hope all of our readers on the East Coast are safe and sound after Hurricane Sandy. Donations.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

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These are some of the questions that I set out to answer in my new book Data Driven Nonprofits. SECRETS TO SUCCESS. Spark. Kafka. Algorithms.

Summer Conference Roundup (June - August 2012)


Netroots Nation Providence, RI. Fundraising Day in New York New York, NY. BlogHer '12 New York, NY.

Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

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Last week, I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference here in New York. Examples.

12 Useful, Well-Designed, Worth-Downloading Android Apps Created by Nonprofits

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New York Civil Liberties Union :: Stop & Frisk Watch App. 8.  National Wildlife Federation :: What Did Snakey Eat? TED App. 2. 

Reboot Yourself: Take A Digital Detox Day

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One easy way to take screen break everyday is to give your device a curfew, say good night Iphone several hours before bedtime. Artist Tiles.

Meet Gen Z Philanthropist Sejal Makheja, Founder Elevator Project

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That’s where I first read about  Sejal Makheja, 16, a sophomore who lives in McLean, Va. Fundraising

Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011


He led the company’s 2011 video initiatives with the World Economic Forum and United Nations Foundation. Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. He loves bacon.

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

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“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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Online engagement: old favorites and new tricks


Great because it keeps things interesting and (hopefully) helps you connect with your audiences in new and deeper ways. Frustrating because keeping up with best practices and new tactics can feel exhausting, particularly when you’re already pressed for time and budget. Don’t neglect email or your website.

Five Ways to Become a Better Fundraising Professional

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Attend at least one national conference a year. What I Wish I Knew Then. If you are reading this blog, you already have a head start. link].

Register for the 2014 Independent Sector Conference in Seattle, November 16-18


NTEN is proud to partner with Independent Sector (IS) to bring its 2014 National Conference to Seattle this November 16-18.

Women of Color Leading Essential, Activist Work in Cultural Institutions

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A new poster from the National Park Service, based on Rich Black's 2009 image. But don't take my word for it. Want to know more?

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

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First, no trains, buses, or planes moved to or from New York City. They lost power, heat, and light. They could not cook. But: no chance.

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How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers


How much money do people really give on nonprofit boards? We know you want to know! Additional Findings. Conclusions. philanthropy

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Why do people give charity?

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The New York Times Magazine on Sunday was all about philanthropy. Here’s what you need to read: What Makes People Give?

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

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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. NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

NetCentric Advocacy: The Point : Community Group Action: Self-Organizing

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November 12, 2007 – NEW YORK – The Point, a community for people to make things happen through a new model of coordinated group action, has launched. November 12, 2007 – NEW YORK – The Point, a community for people to make things happen through a new model of coordinated group action, has launched.

Raise Your Hand for Girls on October 11, 2012

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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.

Where's the Care2 Team in June 2011?


Personal Democracy Forum New York, NY. AFP Fund Raising Day in New York New York, NY. and summits. forums.

5 Reasons This Will Be The Best #BBCON Ever

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Or maybe it’s because of the Big Idea Sessions and the new Social Media Lounge. Or Kristof is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times.

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Nonprofits & Gaming: Playing Your Way to More Funds, More Volunteers, and Solving the World's Problems


Purpose: Recruiting new members, viral awareness-building. New York Public Library: Find the Future. Casey Golden, CEO, Small Act.

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Use Text Messaging to Achieve Healthcare Behavior Change Outcomes

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The quit rate among teens doubled with the National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT program.

NY Health Department Uses Text Messages to Keep HIV+ Patients Healthy

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Last month on World AIDS Day, the New York City Department of Health launched a text message service that can help save the lives of HIV+ patients.

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

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

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