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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. People connect through stories.

What Humans of New York Can Teach You About End of Year Fundraising

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Download this awesome new eBook to make sure you’re  prepared!). And at the core, that’s what inspires charity. For starters, everything.

Get Real, People: Authenticity as a Social Media Strategy

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The post Get Real, People: Authenticity as a Social Media Strategy appeared first on The See3 Blog.

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.

Is the Humans of New York Community Every Nonprofit's Dream?


And she tells us that each time somebody fails out of school, a new jail cell gets built. On Facebook alone, HONY has close to 12M Likes.

How Carnegie Corporation of New York Got Microsoft Donations Through TechSoup

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Loretta leads a staff of three IT people who, in turn, serve 85 staff people at the foundation. Loretta actually found out about the new Microsoft donation eligibility rules for foundations through a TAG webinar in January. Once she registered it was easy to keep coming back. Jim: What donations did you end up applying for?

Introducing NowUKnow NY: A Planned Parenthood Campaign to Empower Teens Through Smarter Media

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What we’re talking about is a real, human crisis where the health of people and the public is on the line. The sexual health of New […].

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Notes from Mari Smith Facebook Changes Webinar: Privacy Settings and A New Metric – People Talking About

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There is a trade off is that your friends my not want to comment if they notice people they don’t know. Sharing Philosophy. News Ticker.

Is the Humans of New York Community Every Nonprofit's Dream?


Humans of New York (HONY) is an amazing example of how building an engaged community inspires people to rally together and raise money for an issue they are moved by. Good fundraising can make or break any nonprofit, but what makes truly good fundraising? Social Networking Online Fundraising Web 2.0

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Art in New York

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It was designed by a New York artist named Cindy Workman. We love our See3 logo. The work remains as fresh and quietly fierce as ever.

Empowering Change with Text Messaging: The 2014 People’s Climate March

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What was the People’s Climate March? People texted “MARCH” to 97779 to receive updates and alerts. Historic Success.

New York Daily News Features Our “Mobile Might” Working on Obama Campaign and Sandy Response

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The New York Daily News today features how Mobile Commons helped the Obama campaign win the election, and assisted New York and New Jersey in keeping citizens informed about where they could vote in the aftermath of Sandy. During our work of displacement, we sent over 8 million messages with no disruption.”.

Mobile Tech Barcamp In New York!

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

It’s a pretty cheap event and I think it’ll be fun to watch what people are up to. Interactive, particpatory, hands-on.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » New York Times Deathwatch

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He shows vividly how the New York Times business has eroded, how their ad revenues are way down, circulation is down, etc. Ellen R.

Letting Your Fingers Do the Running - New York Times

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More than three million Americans participate in these local events each year, as do people in 21 other countries around the world. To date, the program has raised more than $1.5 billion for the organization. Now, the residents of an online world are getting in on the act, too. On Aug. NP2ndlife

Crain’s New York Features MTA’s Bus Time

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An article in Crain’s New York covers the debut of the MTA’s Bus Time system on Staten Island. The Bus Time program, which lets people find out by text message exactly when their buses are running, will expand to all five boroughs by 2013.  government Our Products Press

Mobile Commons & New York MTA Launch Bus Time – Press Release

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MOBILE COMMONS POWERS TEXT MESSAGES FOR NEW MTA BUS TRACKER IN NEW YORK CITY. Our texting capabilities allow the MTA Bus Time system to be accessible to as many people as possible. That’s good news for commuters, our budding tech sector and all New Yorkers.”. Riders Get Location of Next Bus in Real-Time Via Text .

Help People in Your Community Live Healthier Lifestyles with a Text Message Campaign

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We can help you get reliable information straight into people’s pockets – and start helping your communities live healthier lifestyles.

New York Tech Community Voices Protest Against SOPA – on the Street and on the Phone

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This afternoon, our friends at The New York Tech Meetup took the protest against wide-ranging anti-piracy bills to the streets of Manhattan.

Capital New York On What Obama’s Text Donations Mean for NY Politics

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Capital New York just  published an article about what the Obama campaign’s new text donations mean for New York City politics – and they feature our CEO, Jed Alpert. Now anybody can donate to the Obama campaign merely by texting GIVE to 62262. Read the full article here. All Posts Blog Press

Arts Summit 2008: The Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations - Reflections

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I just got back from doing a plenary session at the Arts Summit organized by the Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations. stuff.

New York Presbyterian, Columbia University and Harlem Health Send Targeted Health Reminders over Text

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Every day, people enrolled in the program receive a discreet text message reminder to take their meds. That prompt can counteract forgetfulness, and even dispel the kind of avoidance tactics that cause many people to miss their medication schedules. Then on day 28, it sends a follow-up:  “Reminder to put your new ring in.

Jocelyn Harmon: People, Words, Technology & Truth: How I Have Fun, Do Good

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Jocelyn has a bachelor's degree in literature from New York University and a master’s degree in sociology from University of Washington.

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

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Volunteerism is about helping other people, giving of one’s self.  The news is out, and it’s good! What news?  Volunteerism news, of course. 

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Six Human Factors that Influence Virality

John Haydon

People have been sharing for hundreds of thousands of years. People talk about and share because it will make them look good to their peers.

Live From New York: 2007 DMA Nonprofit Federation Conference - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


To create a new comment, use the form below. The lesson? Why am I buying this?” Copyright © 2008, , Inc.

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

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Engaging in advocacy can yield many advantages: New energy among your supporter base to help your mission succeed. New contacts. 2008).

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?

Chek Yor Speling | Communications Basics Go a Long Way in Fundraising

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friend’s daughter wants friends and family to help fund a 20 day immersive program in New York and Washington DC. And that turned me off.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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

Occupy & The NY Department of Education. The Peoples' Mic. Who Structures the Conversation?

Network-Centric Advocacy

The people want to be heard.  It is interesting that the officals are interested in breaking people into 14 rooms for feedback.(You

Portraits of the People: Northeast America and Sandy


Sometimes it helps to see the people impacted by disaster--the personal stories. You can find his work here: Dr. W.

Get People to Do What You Want Them To by Turning Your Everyday Outreach into a Game

Mobile Commons was a forerunner in adopting a new strategy that is revolutionizing business, government, and non-profit work. An op-ed from Richard Thaler in the New York Times described how governments, universities and companies are adopting gamification to encourage good behavior. They turned doing good into a game.

Clay Shirky on Creativity: “You Can’t Fake Interestingness”


I surely don’t need to say anything other than NEW CLAY SHIRKY VIDEO!! ” Humanize Social Learning

The Psychology of Sharing


How often do you find yourself sharing news with your followers on social media? Each type of sharer has unique characteristics. Potluck

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The Future of Fundraising is Already Here. Stop Fundraising! Start Inspiring!

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No one really likes to be asked to make a donation, but tens of millions of people are inspired to support causes they care about every year.

How the Pope Is Connecting with Younger Generations on Social Media: Pope Emojis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As you probably know, the Pope is visiting the United States this week in Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and New York City.

Voto Latino Keeps New Yorkers Informed About Their Health Care Options

Mobile Commons

When circumstances change quickly, SMS can keep people informed. Did you know that New York has its own affordable healthcare site?

Reboot Yourself: Take A Digital Detox Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

Online engagement: old favorites and new tricks


One of the great (and frustrating) things about online communication is that the channels and tools, and the way people and organizations use them, are always changing. Great because it keeps things interesting and (hopefully) helps you connect with your audiences in new and deeper ways. Make it easy for people to take action.