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#bbcon Just Took Over Austin, TX| Day 1 Recap

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And when we all inspire small acts through our work and take those risks ourselves the total impact can be immense. Mobile phones. Embrace it.

Why Individual Giving Strategies Often Don’t Work for Communities of Color

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They are organized, do a lot of important and visible charity work, and are seen as trustwor- thy. Homeland government plays a significant role.

Living (And Working) In The Digital Age


Even the United States Navy plans to keep using Windows XP. Guest post by Hilary Smith for SocialFish. Is It All For The Best?

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Research Friday: What Affects Hispanic Volunteering - Comparing Three Surveys in the United States

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are foreign-born immigrants, and 70% are concentrated in seven states: California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Arizona, and New Jersey.

Mission in Action, in Life and in Work| The Storytelling Power of A Camera Lens

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I love when my life and my work collide. That building is where I work every day, and the exhibit is called Blackbaud’s Mission in Action.

Working Toward Internet Access for Everyone

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Here's a roundup of recent work to address this issue. There are new and interesting things in the works. Nearly a third of U.S.

Workplace Genome Project: Q1 Update


We know that powerful cultures are achievable, and we are called to work with leaders who are ready to take a stand and create the future of work. Our

Telecommuting Toolkit: What You Need to Work Remotely

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The power of technology can bring your entire staff together — whether they're in the office or working elsewhere. spanhidden.

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Infographic: 2013 Nonprofit Communication Trends


Numbers and figures thanks to the hard work by Nonprofit Marketing Guide. No matter how you look at it, communication is key.

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What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Facebook’s New Fundraising Tools

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Once donors understand how the technology works, there could be a pivotal shift away from donating through a nonprofit’s website.

A View of the Cloud from the United States

Tech Soup Blog

This is a communique on the current state of cloud adoption in the United States from me, this time. states. Normal 0.

When work is a matter of life or death.


With this change in status, so has funding and the number of people engaged in this vital work increased. Read more in their newsletter here.

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Learning from Millennials (Yes, Really)


For the Millennials, that has come in the form of complaints about them being entitled – showing up at work and immediately wanting a promotion.

Using Mobile Phones for Fundraisingin the United States: Texting for A Cause

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Super Bowl launch of a United Way fund-raising campaign using mobile phone text messaging. Last Friday, Mobile Active reported on the Sunday???s

Are you ready for 100 million Millennials?


The one thing that is consistent among all the stories out there is the Millennials are the largest generation in the history of the United States.

Don’t Go Overboard on Millennials


Remember Millennials want access to more information and better context on the inner workings of the industry. Contact me for details!

February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!


Did you know that in 1997 the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta was the first to introduce a 2-1-1 service?

Millennials are Raising the Bar


As Dan Pink pointed out in his book, A Whole New Mind, there are more cars in the United States than there are licensed drivers.

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Learning is Everything!


Education is absolutely essential to the millions of nonprofit organizations doing good work in the United States and abroad In my conversations with nonprofits over the past ten years, the single most important need isn’t simply more money or more staff (although those are always helpful)…it’s continued learning.

Guarantee Success for Your Year-End Campaign with Donor Data as Your Guide

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Now is the time to ensure that you’re using best practices to allow this powerful tool to work for you.

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The One-Size-Fits-All Donor Model Is so Last Century

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What works for men may not work for women. African-Americans are also projected to increase their share of the total population, from 13.1

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Generational Differences Are Real


Culture That Works Featuredand many different start and end dates. I can see why some people think the whole thing is made up. Of course not.

3 Ideas for How to Help Congress Work Together

Have Fun - Do Good

We are and forever will be the United States of America." Take a peek at this search on Twitter for the words, "work together."

Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are 164 local and independent Goodwill nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada. What is the #LaborofLove Campaign?

Did you know the Bronx Zoo is run by one of the oldest conservation organizations in the United States?

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Beaconfire was pleased to work with WCS to develop their redesigned website ( ) on the same instance of Sitecore CMS we used for their 5 park websites.  And so is the NY Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, Central Park Zoo and the Queens Zoo.  Check it often because the map is growing! 

Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

But, it’s always useful to explore the framework of one’s work. So, in the United States, Benetech created a second equilibrium change.

February 11, 2015: National 2-1-1 Day


VisionLink honors all of the call and resource specialists, and community organizations which work diligently to connect needs and resources effectively and efficiently across the United States and beyond. This work happens thousands of times every day, and millions of times a year.

5 Steps to Optimize Conversion Rates After an Advocacy Action Alert

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Here is an example from the Humane Society of the United States. But, what if we dig a bit deeper? What do I need to do?”.

Commercial Availability: The Poison Pill for Marrakesh Treaty Implementation

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Our experience successfully building Bookshare under the United States copyright exception, which has no such commercial availability limitation, informs this strong opinion. exception model works well here. We go to great lengths to ensure the digital works we provide are restricted to bona fide patrons with disabilities.

Paying Volunteers A Stipend: Does It Work?

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All the volunteers were working as tutors in local elementary schools. CDS Working Papers 09-12. 2. posted by. Carlton Yoshioka, Ph.D.

With Respect to Abraham Lincoln, Not All Are Equal in Fundraising

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Giving USA reports (year-after-year; this is not new) that the bulk of money given to charity in the United States comes from individuals.

Will Overhead Sink Us?

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In recent months, it seems every conference and magazine, every blog and every water cooler conversation has eventually turned to overhead. For

9 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2015

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Most are still a work in progress, but they stand out in 2015 as services that might be around for awhile. 1.  SnapDonate. Promise or Pay.

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4 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Register.NGO and.ONG

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Though our good works, we co-opted a domain name open to anyone and gave it prominence and respect. million nonprofits.

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Activating the Generation of Do-Gooders: MCON 2016

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They’ve overtaken all other generations in terms of population in the United States, and they’ve recently surpassed Baby Boomers to become the largest generation in the workforce. It’s hard to read a business article or research synopsis today without seeing the word “Millennial” – but why is that? Millennials want to do good.

New Report Shows Largest Increase in Charitable Giving Since the Recession


million organizations in the United States. It''s time for nonprofits to start diversifying their revenue streams all year round.

Two Surprising Ways to Broaden Your Reach Online


Online marketing can take many forms. Here are two real solutions that get results. Social Media:  Action Sharing. Genius! Interactive Maps.

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What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About the New BRIDGE Numbers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the United States nonprofits have EIN numbers and in many cases chapters and partner organizations share that EIN number for fundraising.

28 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For Nonprofits in the United States: 1. 2014 State of the Canadian Web Nation ::   Download. Published by Good Works. 2.

24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For Nonprofits in the United States: 1. 2014 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry Report   ::   Download. Published by Abila. 3.