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The Mission Driven Volunteer

SocialFish

—————— Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an abundance of engaged, highly motivated volunteers who are brimming with ideas your association actually implements? Unfortunately, our world tends to look more like this: Difficulty recruiting volunteers.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Investing in the Infrastructure of Nonprofit Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

" So wrote Cynthia Gibson, then of the Carnegie Corporation , and Nonprofit Quarterly Editor-in-Chief Ruth McCambridge in a 2008 special issue of that magazine dedicated to infrastructure. We need training programs that support the growth of staff and volunteers. The U.S.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've come up with synthesis - a worksheet, how-to points, and resources that would guide an organization to think strategically about social media. Describe how your social media objective supports or links to a goal your organization’s communications plan?

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Trends in Volunteering

Tech Soup Blog

Not only is volunteering. There has been an increase in volunteering over the last decade, which may be driven by an increased demand for volunteers from nonprofit organizations. increased by 60 percent from 593,802 in 1998 to 947,274 in 2008 (IRS.

SouthCoastToday.com: Web site connects volunteers, nonprofit

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SouthCoastToday.com: Web site connects volunteers, nonprofit: "United Way of Greater New Bedford is offering a free online matching application — called Volunteer Solutions — that helps connect individuals to volunteer opportunities at nonprofit organizations throughout the community

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Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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So Easy, a Chicken Could Do It: frogloop 2008 Reader Survey - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Care2 and NOAA Promote International Year of the Reef 2008 - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Volunteering 2.0: Community Building

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In her recent article, From Organizing Charity to Community Building, Susan Ellis of Energize Inc. uses a similar framework to talk about the future of volunteering. volunteerWhen I do presentations about nonprofits and the social web, I often explain Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0

United Nations Volunteers Launches New Online Volunteering Site

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You can find online volunteer opportunities like these from UN agencies, and development organizations on the UNV Online Volunteering Service. Mrs. Rizki of the Mr. and Mrs. Rizki blog , has been a member of the UNV online volunteering community for 5 years.

Get Involved in Gustav Online Volunteer Efforts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Three years ago, in the wake of the devastating storm, social media and others started organizing online. This time, online organizing efforts using social media are happening before the storm hits. If you want to volunteer for a page, see the wiki to-do list.

Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Hatch Introduce Serve America Act of 2008 at Service Nation Summit

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This morning at the Service Nation Summit , Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), represented by his niece, Caroline Kennedy, announced that they are introducing the Serve America Act of 2008.

Using Google Analytics to Track a Nonprofit Website (Part 1) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Reddit's FeedaNeed.org Pairs Volunteers with Nonprofits

Have Fun - Do Good

Reddit.com , a social news site, is pairing volunteers with nonprofits between now and February 14, 2009 as part of its Feed a Need project. Nonprofits can submit their organization's name to be considered for volunteer time through the Feed a Need site.

How a small nonprofit organization survived the Great Recession

ASU Lodestar Center

The year is 2008. Responsibilities fell to the board of directors and executive directors to do something to save their organizations. During this time, staff and volunteers necessarily retreated into their own person situations, and thus were less available to help the EDs.

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Google AdWords for Nonprofits: 10 Tips About Keywords - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Celebrate National Volunteer Week April 27-May 3

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Some of my favorite things I've done have been as a volunteer. Before I started working for myself, I used to volunteer in a community garden for People's Grocery. I volunteered in the classroom for Streetside Stories before I worked for them. How often do you volunteer?

Volunteer programmers help region's nonprofits

AFP Blog

Volunteer programmers help region's nonprofits: "This past weekend, 100 computer experts donated their time to design Web sites and other products for local nonprofit organizations during the first Southern Maryland GiveCamp. Inspired by similar events held across the country since 2008, organizer Jim Pendarvis, a Web developer at NAVAIR, decided to organize one himself, he said

3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

They don’t last very long compared to those of nonprofit organizations, but they raise and spend a tremendous amount of money—growing quickly from scratch into an immense, people-powered machine. Volunteers and donors are inspired to do extraordinary things in the name of their candidate.

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Ask Idealware: Who's Using Salesforce? | Idealware

Idealware

By Laura Quinn , January 3, 2008 Don asks : Who is successfully using Salesforce as a CRM and communication tool? Those who use it well: 1) spend the bulk of their time up front defining their processes and then choose software that matches those processes; 2) spend the necessary time after implementation managing the cultural change within the organization (incentives, reporting, training, executive use).

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

I've been working for Social Actions throughout the second half of 2008 - and I've been amazed and inspired by the various networks where you can make a difference online. In 2008, Kiva.org took off with the launch of lending teams and partial loan repayments.

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

I've been working for Social Actions throughout the second half of 2008 - and I've been amazed and inspired by the various networks where you can make a difference online. In 2008, Kiva.org took off with the launch of lending teams and partial loan repayments.

How Much Does a Nonprofit Website Cost?

Idealware

Note that this prices are approximate US market rate - so you might be able to find folks who will discount or volunteer for less, but these are what someone who's doing this full time might charge. You won't get something very branded to your organization, and you'll likely have to define precisely what you want up front, as this price wouldn't cover time to help you work through your needs to any substantial degree.

NetCentric Advocacy: PreOrder: Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

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Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « information at the point of purchase: Mobile activist tool example | Main | Organizing Night School: Someone please check it out and review the materials for me?

Make a Difference From Home: Be a Virtual Volunteer

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You're busy, but you want to volunteer--why not try being a virtual volunteer! Virtual or online volunteering allows you to do your volunteer work online. In her post, Be a Virtual Volunteer, Karama of the blog, So What Can I Do? virtual volunteer

1 Million Volunteers by Inauguration

Idealware

With that, it struck me that now was a ‘kairos' (opportune moment in time) opportunity for the big volunteer organizations to recruit volunteers. Obama's organization did an amazing job mobilizing people and there's a lot of good will out there. Similar to the ‘million man march', I'd like to see the major volunteer organizations launch a drive to get 1 million new volunteers by inauguration day in January (or by the end of his first 100 days).

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Political Campaigns About Harnessing Smart Data

Connection Cafe

In my last post, we talked about the campaign fundraising innovations that are repurposed by nonprofit organizations. The database of those who engaged by volunteering and donating was the largest ever amassed by a previous presidential campaign.

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Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. No matter how much you give or to whom, the important thing is to support those organizations whose tireless work is striving for a world you want to live in. Donate | Take Action | Volunteer | Twitter | Facebook. Donate | Volunteer | Advocate | Twitter | Facebook.

Geeks + Bacon + Volunteering = Awesome

NTEN

Imagine my great joy upon learning that Reddit is hosting a fantastic resource to connect volunteers of all stripes with organizations that need them this holiday season -- and those volunteers could win some BACON! If you're interested in volunteering, just fill out the form to be entered into the database of awesome. If you are a nonprofit, you can add yourself to the list of orgs that volunteers can serve. .

M+R and NTEN CMS, Email, Fundraising Benchmarks Study - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Developing a Social Media Plan: Lessons from Election 2008

NTEN

Election 2008 is remarkable for so many reasons. But, clearly, the campaigns have made social media a central strategy in their Donor, Volunteer and Voter mobilization efforts. As agents of social change, there is a great deal the nonprofit sector can learn from Election 2008. The successful campaigns are using e-commerce, video, photos, blogging, mobile action, widgets, event management and more to augment the traditional (and extremely effective) precinct organizing model.

NetCentric Advocacy: this is not philanthropy, but is it is service: reaLLy?

Network-Centric Advocacy

» December 31, 2008 this is not philanthropy, but is it is service: reaLLy? Why does the volunteer organizing space fragment?    There is almost no benefit to the volunteer or the organizations posting the volunteer activities that this space does not syndicate both volunteer interests and could work that needs to be done. Nadler wants students to have the desire to volunteer and to continue volunteering after graduating."My

Print Access for All: Anna Reid in Chennai

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This summer I interned with an organization called Benetech , a U.S.-based The first was to work, through an organization called Worth Trust , with a group of disabled employees that Bookshare has hired to scan and prepare books for the India collection.

Does the Internet Inspire Youth Activism or Slacktivism?

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The study draws on survey data from a sample of 400+ California youth aged 19–22 who were surveyed after the 2008 presidential election. Youth engagement in interest-driven online communities was associated with increased volunteer and charity work and in increased work with others on community issues. Marketing Research Online Advocacy Online Organizing Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0Will the Millennials be a generation of social activists or slacktivists?

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What Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions?

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"[S]top thinking about how crazy the times are, and start thinking about what the crazy times demand."-- Seth Godin A couple weeks ago blogger Latoya Peterson posted her 2008 Activist Resolutions on Racialicious. What are your 2008 Activist Resolutions?

Do Something Now Challenge: Gen Y + Mobile + Volunteering + Community

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As Tactical Philanthropy's post, Millennials as Social Citizens, observes, " USA Today reports that they volunteer more than any previous generation, and the Wall Street Journal reports today that corporations are finding that one of the best ways to attract them as employees is to offer them paid time off to volunteer." For almost two months, Do Something , an organization that helps young people make a difference, has been hosting the Do Something Challenge.