Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is Here!

Amy Sample Ward

The Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is now officially open! Change the Web Challenge is about building innovative tools to help people find and share opportunities to take action on the Web sites, blogs, and social networks that we all visit every day.

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell , Servant Leadership in Action , includes the personal stories from some of the most well-respected authorities on leadership: Patrick Lencioni John C. Tomorrow, March 6, brings the release of the new definitive book on servant leadership.

Cross-Sector Skill Sharing in Action

Connection Cafe

Successful, sustainable partnerships that create real, long-term community change are built by recognizing the unique value that both nonprofits and corporate volunteers bring to the relationship and fully appreciating the benefits of different skill sets, experiences and backgrounds.

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5 Steps to Optimize Conversion Rates After an Advocacy Action Alert

Connection Cafe

Optimizing your nonprofit’s advocacy action alert doesn’t have to end with a supporter receiving a humble “thank you” from a thank you page or email. How many can we get to take an action at a moment’s notice? Action+Alert), Campaign Content (e.g.

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Social Actions’ Change The Web Challenge in Oxford

Amy Sample Ward

Social Actions has created an open database of 60,000+ actions from 40+ sites — including GlobalGiving, Change.org, DonorsChoose.org, Kiva.org, NABUUR, TakingITGlobal, Idealist.org, and VolunteerMatch. Romina Oliverio will explain how you can help the Change The Web Challenge.

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Blog Action Day 2009: Creating Actions for Everyone on Climate Change

Amy Sample Ward

Today is Blog Action Day and this year’s theme is Climate Change. Earlier this week, I posted a summary from this month’s #4Change chat that focused on social media in the Climate Change movement. What’s Blog Action Day? Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance.

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Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Framework for Producing Transformative Change Two key concepts from the book really stuck with me. The first is their core concept of equilibrium change. The primary goal in the Valley is massive change, because when you’re a for-profit that magnitude usually yields massive profits.

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Book: Simple Acts to Change the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: As we head into the holiday season and year-end giving, I invited Amy Neumann to share some thoughts about giving and her new book, “ Simple Acts to Change the World.” Simple acts change the world.

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Taking Action: Optimizing your Online Communications

Byte Technology

But too often non-profits have trouble seeing beyond the almighty dollar and miss the opportunity to publicize—through email campaigns, regular blog posts or in a highlighted fashion on their websites—the CTA: that is, the “Call to Action.

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

AFP Blog

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change: "Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be the largest-ever social change event on the web.

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How Citizen Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017 

Connection Cafe

However, with the growing democratization of social change, the digital tactics we’ve come to know and rely on may not continue to gain the same traction. Cause minded individuals are now taking the initiative to create their own change and rally support…and their efforts are working.

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14 Action Items For Establishing The Need To Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Stacking the Deck: How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds , is as relevant today as it was when published two years ago. That's because the pace of change in business is just as fast as it was two years ago. Why does the company need to make this change? Change David S.

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

AFP Blog

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change: "Blog Action Day Wrap!Thank Thank you for participating in Blog Action Day 2009! We had an amazing 13,188 blogs from 155 countries with more than 17 million readers participate. Also blogging were the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain along with The White House. We want to especially thank our more than 50 nonprofit partners for their support, including

How Individual Change Agents Can Help Us Build a Stronger Social Economy

Connection Cafe

The most radical force for change is the same thing today that it’s always been—a person. Building a Stronger Social Economy Through Individual Change Agents. Your organization is often just one channel through which they seek to drive change. Three Action Steps.

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Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Amy Sample Ward

I’ve followed and supported the work of Peter Deitz and Social Actions ever since hearing about his passion and ideas a few years ago. Let’s start at the beginning: What is Social Actions and where does the API come in? The Social Actions project began in 2006.

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Using #GivingTuesday to Turn Your Mission into Action

Connection Cafe

THIS is one of the most important reasons why I love #GivingTuesday —it’s a perfect opportunity to ensnare more people into the web, to infect them with a desire to drive positive change. There is no better time to turn messages of hope into action—to giving time, money, talents, and voice.

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Blog Action Day 2010: Water

Amy Sample Ward

The first step in making change in your life, local community or world is to learn. This past Sunday was October 10th, 2010 – also know as 101010, the Global Work Day for climate action supported by 350.org and others. 350 action in Oman Dive Center.

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How Will You Turn Those New Ideas into Action?

Museum 2.0

Over the past year, I've been learning more about what it takes to spark and lead large-scale social change (especially from these folks ). If you want to make change in this world, you need to start by raising awareness. Organizational will does not magically morph to behavior change.

A Handbook For Making Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Pottruck 's book, Stacking the Deck , teaches readers a nine-step course of action leaders can follow from the first realization that change is needed through all the steps of implementation, including assembling the right team of close advisors and getting the word out to the wider group.

Staying Nimble in a Time of Change

Connection Cafe

It has impacted the way we interact and understand one another, and has changed the way some Americans think about what we value most. Changes are happening…we need to be aware. Who is giving, and how is giving behavior changing? These are unprecedented times.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Creating Change Conference. Creating Change Conference. The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Creating Change Conference convenes in Detroit, Michigan January 23-27, 2019. The Value Proposition - Purposeful Action in a Changing World. Agents of Change Summit.

Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

Connection Cafe

In 2015, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—also known as the Global Goals—to change the world for the better and leave no one behind by 2030. There’s plenty to do to make change ‘around the corner.’ “We can end hunger around the world by 2030.”.

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Nonprofit Advocacy Can Be a Force Multiplier for Social Change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For many years, people frequently suggested that Benetech , the nonprofit tech company I founded and lead, get more involved in Washington, DC policy and legislative action. This post originally appeared on Arabella Advisors'' Greater Good blog as part of the series Impact 2014.

Peer Learning As A Prelude to Collective Action for Social Change: Reflection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just like message consistency, storytelling, and interviewing skills, proficiency with social media like Facebook and Twitter increases their capacity to make change happen for children in their state. Source: Spitfire Twitter Feed.

The Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

David Shaner's compelling, The Seven Arts of Change , shows business leaders that transforming a business only happens when each employee equates organizational change with the process of deep personal growth.

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My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

Amy Sample Ward

I’m really interested in the work Community Shares is doing and the direction they are headed with this project as it seems very aligned with many of my own feelings: technology should be used to help, facilitate, and empower the change communities already want to be making.

6 Ways to Take Action in the Next Week to Celebrate Earth Day

EveryAction

You can also take action on EPA funding with Greenpeace and demand the government continue to support the agency's work in curbing our carbon footprint and enacting responsible regulations on industries contributing to climate change. One of the most important actions you can take on Earth Day is to simply refuse fact-denying, anti-science rhetoric and demand that lawmakers listen to scientists and experts and #ActOnClimate.

How To Lead Breakthrough Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Pottruck 's book, Stacking the Deck , teaches readers a nine-step course of action leaders can follow from the first realization that change is needed through all the steps of implementation, including assembling the right team of close advisors and getting the word out to the wider group.

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Today, the internet has really changed how we digitally organize young people. We're keeping that in mind for what’s possible in the future and the change that we can potentially see if we show up in 2020. Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years.

5 Actionable Ways to Prevent Profit Leaks

NonProfit Hub

The political landscape constantly changes, and getting fined for noncompliance can be a source of unnecessary loss for nonprofits. Compliance is a huge job, especially if there’s only one person trying to keep up with ever-changing laws. Nonprofits provide such a wonderful service to society, and it’s only right that they have the tools necessary to make these impactful changes in the world. The post 5 Actionable Ways to Prevent Profit Leaks appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

[Guide for Nonprofits]: How to Engage Social Media Influencers to Extend Your Reach and Drive Action

Connection Cafe

This could be exponentially more impactful than asking your supporters to take one-off actions. The number of likes, followers, shares, active social networks, and dozens of other interactions can determine how likely it is that a person, or brand, can influence others to take action.

Change Ahead: I'm Shifting from Local to Global in 2019

Museum 2.0

We've built a community plaza, hosted hundreds of community festivals, and co-created exhibitions that spark action on social issues. I have some big news to share.

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Change The Web Challenge from Social Actions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The chapter is an analysis of Facebook applications that help raise money or awareness or encourage people to take a social action. Social Actions has designed the Change the Web contest to stimulate innovative and effective web application development that facilitate social actions.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, they provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change, to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy.

How We Can Inspire Remarkable Change for Good

Connection Cafe

In October, Blackbaud and MCON came together to host a dinner for more than 80 individuals to answer the following questions, what do we think needs to happen to get others to stand up for social issues and what is standing in our way from making remarkable change happen?

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Essential Marketing Tip: Let Your Mission Statement Inspire Action

NonProfit Hub

You need something that will speak to the masses and inspire action. This will strengthen your team’s sense of purpose and help you move in a direction of purpose and action. Be willing to change sentence structure, word choice and even some foundational ideas. Times change, as do people; make sure your statement is reflective of that. The post Essential Marketing Tip: Let Your Mission Statement Inspire Action appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Relational organizing These days you’ll hear a lot of talk in the political world about “relational organizing"- the idea that people are more likely to be persuaded to take action by someone that they know and trust than by a stranger affiliated with the campaign.

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The Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

David Shaner's compelling, The Seven Arts of Change , shows business leaders that transforming a business only happens when each employee equates organizational change with the process of deep personal growth.

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5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Homepage layout Your website homepage is likely the first thing that most visitors see, so it’s important that it draws them in further, and directs them toward relevant actions such as signing up for email updates or donating. For nonprofits, an effective call to action is paramount.

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Let the Countdown to NTEN’s Leading Change Summit Begin

Connection Cafe

But, I have to admit, its hard to translate PowerPoint presentations, panel discussions, and a huge stack of business cards into an actionable plan once back in the office. And that’s exactly why I’m thrilled to be attending the Nonprofit Technology Network’s upcoming Leading Change Summit in a few weeks (September 3-6 in San Francisco). I love the collaborative, high-octane brainstorming you can only find at a conference.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

These days, we pay for a lot using automatic charges or withdrawals and it’s tough to keep track of each site that needs to be notified when your card information changes. Run a donor report that captures everyone who has engaged or taken X, Y, or Z actions but has never donated.

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5 Brands Using Action-Gating In Their Facebook Marketing

John Haydon

The social network has changed a lot since 2004. And if you’re a Facebook marketer, your tactics and best practices for using the platform have (or should have) changed a lot, too. Save the Children uses this simple form of action-gating as a small barrier to donating.

Wanna chat about the Web? Join Social Actions’ chat series!

Amy Sample Ward

Social Actions , a nonprofit organizaiton designed to make it easy for you to make a difference by connecting you with actions and opportunities from across the world and across the web. The Change the Web Challenge is open for submissions now at NetSquared. The Challenge is about building innovative tools to help people find and share opportunities to take action on the Web sites, blogs, and social networks that we all visit everyday.

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