Activating the Millennial Generation

Connection Cafe

Thankfully, thousands of movements are successfully activating Millennial cause enthusiasts, converting them into donors , volunteers and outspoken advocates for a cause. Consider this: Within the next 10 years, Millennials will be the leaders of your company or organization.

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Activate

Steve Bridger

I attended the Guardian’s Activate summit this week and was heartened to see a sprinkling of attendees from our sector. I, however, remain an optimist and it was repeated more than once at Activate that this stuff is ’90% people, and only 10% technology’ That’s down to us then. giving ideas activate crowdfunding kickstarter

Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons is a collection of 137 case studies and policies in 11 categories how self-organized, democratic, and people-powered policies and initiatives can help solve some of the most thorny problems we face around the world in urban areas.

Nurture Online Efforts with Offline Activities

Connection Cafe

When we discuss peer-to-peer fundraising our focus often is on the online components; however, the offline activities surrounding our event allow us to improve relationships and connections with our supporters, thus potentially improving our online outcomes.

How World Wildlife Fund Used Segmentation to Activate Social Influencers for Their Cause

Connection Cafe

So what is a nonprofit supposed to do when trying to activate supporters around a critically important issue to their cause? Through a campaign, WWF activated supporters to oppose Congress’s attempt to overturn the Clean Power Plan. The Oracle at Delphi told Oedipus “Know thyself!”

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Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster

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Writing from the national conference of the National Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster (NVOAD). Particularly in this season of storms, the resources and efforts of the NVOAD Members are truly extraordinary, and as they activate and keep working past the initial news cycle for any specific disaster, they are not as well known as they deserve to be.

Current Online Activities in Asia-Pacific Nonprofits

NetWits

64% of organisations actively raise funds online. Blackbaud has just released the 2010 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry Survey results for the Asia Pacific.

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How To Be An Active Listener

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's leadership tip on how to be an active listener comes from the book, Stronger. The authors explain that perhaps the best single technique t o convey effective listening requires you to be an active listener.

The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Questions remain: Is this new evolution of online giving that merges social activism, social media, and philanthropy sustainable?

Quick Brainstorming Activities

Eric Jacobsen Blog

According to Brian Cole Miller in his book, Quick Brainstorming Activities For Busy Managers , there are 50 ways to improve your brainstorming at your company or in your organization. My favorite is the Paper Swap brainstorming activity: A brainstorming technique where participants write their input on separate pieces of paper; then they swap papers and continue to add input.

Web the new frontier for activism - CNN.com

AFP Blog

Web the new frontier for activism - CNN.com : I had been skeptical of social networking and didn't have a compelling personal reason to use it. So if you told me two years ago I'd be writing this op-ed, I'd have told you that you were nuts. But that marathon campaign changed my mind. People started coming to us for tips on how to recreate our success. We realized that what we had engineered was out of the reach of most individuals and many nonprofits.

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How To Be An Active Listener

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's leadership tip on how to be an active listener comes from the new book, Stronger. The authors explain that perhaps the best single technique t o convey effective listening requires you to be an active listener.

How are you doing? Measure outcomes, not activity, to find out

VolunteerMark

Your supporters are much more interested in what you accomplish than how you accomplish it. They want to know outcomes, so that’s what we have to measure. Watch out for these common mistakes

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The Three Key Activities Of Strategic Thinking

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From the book, Leading With Strategic Thinking , the three key activities that comprise strategic thinking are: Assessing situations Recognizing patterns Making decisions.

Infographic: The Future of Social Activism

Frogloop

Check out this great infographic below "The Future of Social Activism" that illustrates how Millennials are supporting social justice issues.

Mixing Film and Activism

See What's Out There

The great people at Working Films and The Fledgling Fund just announced IMPACT , a new series of videos that discuss how film campaigns can ignite social change. They ask the question we always grapple with: How do social issue documentary films do more than just raise awareness?

The ONE Campaign Uses Mobile Messaging to Drive Twitter Activism

Mobile Commons

The post The ONE Campaign Uses Mobile Messaging to Drive Twitter Activism appeared first on Mobile Commons. Creating a groundswell of Twitter support can be a powerful way for an organization to make its voice heard.

Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This was the first 90 minutes of the workshop, and while content and interaction kept in active learning mode — the next step was a synthesis.

Charities Get In On Black Friday Activity - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

Charities Get In On Black Friday Activity - TheNonProfitTimes : Charities are branching out with technology in hopes of taking advantage of increased Internet and foot traffic on Black Friday, one the busiest shopping days of the year

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Online Activism: The Movie - Ten Tactics for Info Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The site and film include inspiring info-activism stories from around the world, a set of cards with tool tips and advice. The project comes from Tactical Technology, inspired their info-activism camp in India. Activists around the world are using social media tools to make change.

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Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

Connection Cafe

with activity over the post. Author: Jordan Viator. Seth Godin wrote an interesting blog post yesterday entitled “ The problem with non ” that has definitely sparked a bit of conversation.

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A Guide To Facebook Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

(Hat tip: Jessica Dheere, Project Director, Social Media Exchange, Beirut) for pointing to this excellent resource - A DigiActive Introduction to Facebook Activism. Facebook isn't designed for activism.

Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter - NYTimes.com

AFP Blog

Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter - NYTimes.com : LOS ANGELES — You watched the wrenching documentary. But are you good for more than a few easy keystrokes of hashtag activism? You posted your outrage on Twitter. Participant Media and some powerful partners need to know.

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign guest post by Sourabh Sharma. We’ve learned a great deal in the past four years but one of the greatest lessons we’ve learned is summed up into five ways to build and activate a community for your cause.

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Turning to Strategy after the Audit: A Calendar of Activities

BoardAssist

Turning to Strategy after the Audit: A Calendar of Activities. Download the Fiscal Management Activities calendar and take a look at where your organization should be right now and what’s coming up in the next quarter. When should I be engaging the audit firm for next year?

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Energizers are activities designed to awaken a sleeping audience or activate a jaded one. Next week, I headed to Seattle for a couple of days of events around my book, “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ,” co-authored with KD Paine.

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Government working actively to offer relief to Nepal: VK Singh | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

AFP Blog

Government working actively to offer relief to Nepal: VK Singh | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis : "The former army chief later took to Twitter to share this information. Sent off the 1st batch of aid material collected by supporters. Hoping 2send more in the coming days. Donate as much as u can #IndiaWithNepal," he tweeted. At least 4,352 bodies have reportedly been recovered so far after Saturday's devastating earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale."

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E-Mediat Day 3: Digital Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mary Joyce leads a session on digital activism using the Story of Electronics. Day 3 of the Train the Trainers session was devoted to Digital Activism and facilitated by Mary Joyce. The learning objectives: To provide participants with a formula for training digital campaign strategy.

Report Explores Nonprofit Social Media Trends - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

Report Explores Nonprofit Social Media Trends - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy. Sponsored by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), Common Knowledge and Blackbaud, the “2012 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report” has been released

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Daily DoGooder: Active for Life PSA

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Change the world, one video at a time.Active for Life PSA | :57 Active for Life The statistics leveraged in this video elucidate a dynamic surrounding activity and children: sports, games and recess are not accessories but necessities for healthy physical development. Active for Life” shows the change in energy, activity, and health, as kids [.].

Statewide Online Fundraising: GiveMN Surpasses $50 Million - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

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Statewide Online Fundraising: GiveMN Surpasses $50 Million - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : One of only two statewide, year-round online giving platforms, GiveMN hit a milestone this week by surpassing $50 million in giving. The amount was raised for more than 6,200 nonprofits in the state from 150,000 Minnesotans over a period of two and a half years

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Nonprofit Sector “Short on Innovation?” Bull! - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy. Nonprofit Sector “Short on Innovation?” Bull! - Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Ben Rooney begins a piece on nonprofits using relatively new digital and social media tools made possible by the Internet with this intro: “If big data and other technologies are transforming enterprise, then what effect will they have on the not-for-profit sector?

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Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways: A Case Study in Crowdfunding and Activism

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If you haven’t seen the “Solar Roadways” crowdfunding campaign and viral video, you have to check it out. It’s one of the hottest crowdfunding campaigns ever and it’s captured the attention and imagination of millions of people.

Nonprofits and Their Mobile Strategies - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

Nonprofits and Their Mobile Strategies - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : One recent study from ZeroDivide found a dramatic lack of philanthropic investment in mobile strategies for community change. “We’re We’re doing about 96 percent of our work with organizations outside the U.S.,” said Katrin Verclas of MobileActive.org, a leading network and resource on the use of mobile technology for social impact.

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What will the Blackbaud-Convio Merger Mean? - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : What will the Blackbaud-Convio Merger Mean? - One of the most significant mergers in the realm of nonprofit technology in recent years is now in the books. This week, Blackbaud and Convio began operating as one entity in the wake of a merger in which the former acquired the latter for $325 million.

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Can Technology Help Build Neighborhoods? - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy. Can Technology Help Build Neighborhoods? - Watertown, Mass. is joining nine other cities across the United States in an experiment in online community organizing. Watertown has launched CommonPlace, billed as a place residents of a community can share and connect with their neighbors. Watertown residents can now trade names of babysitters, share ladders and track down lost pets using the power of technology.

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Tweet by Tweet, Building Nonprofit Awareness - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

Tweet by Tweet, Building Nonprofit Awareness - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy. : The blogger used Facebook as a base for people to send messages in order to allow people to elaborate on their stories (thus bypassing Twitter’s 140 character limit), and he then utilized the fast-paced, infectious nature of Twitter hashtags to spread his message.

After Copenhagen: Turning Activism Into Impact

Frogloop

Going to the U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen (COP15) was the closest I've come to a good strong punch in the gut -- the type that makes you question much of what you once believed to be true. But it was also one of the best wake-up calls I could have asked for.

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways: A Case Study in Crowdfunding and Activism

See What's Out There

If you haven’t seen the “Solar Roadways” crowdfunding campaign and viral video, you have to check it out. It’s one of the hottest crowdfunding campaigns ever and it’s captured the attention and imagination of millions of people.

Mapping Your Online/Offline Activism: Surfrider Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He talked about the balance between "atom-based" work -- staffing, offline activities, showing up at hearings, etc and "bit-based work" their work online - Facebook pages, etc. How do you analyze the use of social networks/social media in the context of online/offline activism?