Using Social Media to Put a Face on Homelessness with Mark Horvath


He goes by the name Hardly Normal and fights to put a face on homelessness by using the internet, social media and InvisiblePeople.TV (content can be intense) to share stories about real people battling with being out on the street. Advocacy Social Media Video Series #nptech Blackbaud internet Non-Profit Social Media Strategy Social Media Tools sxswMark Horvath is a passionate guy with an incredible story.

Community Technology Alliance: Helping Address Homelessness with Mobile Technology

Tech Soup Blog

This San Jose, CA-based organization provides technology and services to agencies that work directly with the homeless in their community. Recently, CTA conducted a study on mobile use by the homeless population of Santa Clara County (where CTA is located). The goal of the project, called ConnectSCC , is to come up with a sustainable model for a mobile plan for homeless and low income people. " Misconceptions About Homelessness and Technology.


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The Five Building Blocks of a Digital Advocacy Campaign, Part 1: Tell an Impactful Story

Media Cause

Coming from a background in community organizing and public policy — specifically in the anti-rape movement — I understand the importance of effective messaging in advocacy campaigns. At Media Cause, we conceptualize advocacy in that same vein: It’s about shifting the balance of power.

Panhandling or Hotspot Vendor: Which is better?


What BBH Labs did with Homeless Hotspots is a harmless and fun idea that provides a positive interaction between homeless people and the rest of you. Plus, our homeless friends made a few bucks. We’ve all been panhandled by a homeless person on street begging for money. It’s awkward to be walking with your friends on a nice summer night just to have a homeless person rush you for money. Mark Horvath. Founder. Invisible People.

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Nonprofit Fundraising and Advocacy

ASU Lodestar Center

Yet, nonprofits don’t see the connection to advocacy for the people they serve as their major fundraising activity. Funding for domestic violence, homelessness, aging, child welfare, and mental health services have all been cut substantially. Yet many nonprofit groups sit on the sidelines pretending that advocacy is not within their mission. Advocacy is always controversial. Nonprofits can legally do advocacy by following the state and IRS rules. posted by.

Public Service, Advocacy, and Institutional Transformation

Museum 2.0

Yesterday, I had lunch with Monica Martinez, the ED of Homeless Services for Santa Cruz county. I was amazed not only by her energy and intelligence but by her simple, transformative goal: to end homelessness. Our goal is to tackle the root causes of this issue and provide people with services that help them transition out of homelessness. Monica is trying to reposition her organization as a social justice organization working on solutions to end homelessness.

Road Trip! Fundraising, Advocacy, Community Building, Storytelling and Recruitment on the Road.


We so often focus on learning from innovative online campaigns that we miss out on opportunities to integrate offline cause communities and grassroots advocacy. Building buzz and press for an advocacy action. telling the stories of homeless individuals across the United States has been well documented. The road trippers also made stops for advocacy events in Boston and New York before concluding in Washington DC.

The Power of Place: The @home Campaign


Mark’s work -- crisscrossing the country to tell the stories of homeless men and women -- relies on mobile technology. I remember being struck by his passion and his innovation in using social media to inspire tens of thousands of people to join the movement to fight homelessness in America. Mark’s work -- crisscrossing the country to tell the stories of homeless men and women -- relies on mobile technology. Danny Alpert. Executive Director, Executive Producer.

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The Essentials of Online Advocacy Begin With Email - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60) It’s a great opportunity for summer camps, homeless shelters, halfway houses, etc.

NpTech Summary: Advocacy 2.0, Sketchcastes, and NpTech in Different Languages

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Ruby Sinreich's Advocacy 2.0 As both a lesson and as a metric, failure is potentially productive at every level of socialmarkets - from the repeated return of one homeless person to shelter, to the repeated attempts to attach a value like SROI to such a story." Presentation Slides on flickr Blog post here. NpTech Talk. The Socialmarkets Manifesto is here. There are many sparks for conversation about the points raised.

The Essentials of Online Advocacy Begin With Email - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60) It’s a great opportunity for summer camps, homeless shelters, halfway houses, etc.

Reader Beware, You're in for a Scare: 4th Annual Nonprofit Halloween Celebration


They work on a variety of issues related to animal welfare including political advocacy, wildlife conservation, wildlife crime, and more. They tackle issues ranging from homelessness and poverty to ebola and LGBT rights. Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction! Every year we celebrate by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and commemorate the start of end-of-year fundraising campaigns.

VolunteerHub’s integration with Salesforce Dramatically Impacts Miriam’s Kitchen Bottom-Line

Volunteer Hub

The nonprofit organization, founded in 1983 , is focused on meeting the urgent needs of those who are experiencing homelessness in Washington D.C. The nonprofit truly is focused on ending homelessness one individual at a time. community until homelessness in the area is eradicated.

Cut Through the Clutter: Why Storytelling Matters for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Michelle Chen , an independent scholar who recently graduated with a PhD in mass communications with a focus on advocacy, activism and social change. Invisible people , a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the narratives about homelessness, uses videos to help supporters and prospective donors learn more about the struggles of homelessness. Most of the videos feature a homeless person sharing their life story, struggles, and success.

10 LinkedIn Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Habitat for Humanity focuses on periodically posting curated content relevant to the cause of homelessness and housing. Launching a formal employee advocacy program for social media is an emerging trend in the nonprofit sector.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month


Lack of access to appropriate mental health care carries serious consequences, including increased likelihood of hospitalization, homelessness, incarceration, and suicide. Whether you are looking for a quality organization to support this month, or a good example of fundraising, volunteer management, and advocacy best practices for nonprofits, this list is a great place to start. s homeless population.

Mental Health Awareness Month: 10 Nonprofits Advocating For Change


Mission: Through education and advocacy, the Colorado Mental Wellness Network seeks to provide opportunities for individuals to improve the quality of their lives, give back to the community through meaningful roles, and to change the perceptions of mental health.

Network-Centric & Alinsky

Network-Centric Advocacy

I have been cooking ideas of how to mashup the Rules for Radicals and network-centric advocacy for a few years. connecting the homeless. Tags: Advocacy Strategy Communication Technology Current Affairs netcentric Organizing Guide Personal Rants Network Rules for Radicals. The puzzle lies in front of us "the rules" are scattered on one side of the desk and papers the "network attributes and components" are on the laptop sitting on the other side of the desk.

Tips for Riding the Media Wave to Increase Nonprofit Support

Connection Cafe

This is one area where traditional nonprofits can take a cue from advocacy groups to tap into issues that are already top of mind for the public. Advocacy groups often rely on the news cycle to drum up support and activate their constituents. Here’s an example, let’s say that your organization has a homeless shelter and the city that you live in has recently cut funding for local homeless shelters. There are a lot of ways nonprofit organizations can tell their stories.

7 Keys to an Effective Social Media Ambassador Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Do you say homeless people or individuals experiencing homelessness?… Look how Selfies With AEDs saw their social media ambassador was posting from the city where a partner organization is located and took the opportunity to tag the partner (and share their advocacy campaign in the process).

Women’s History Month: 11 Nonprofits That Are Advocating For Female Empowerment


Mission: Helping Women Period is committed to supplying menstrual health products to people that menstruate who are either homeless or low-income. This Women’s History Month, we’re proud to highlight the innovative and impactful work of these Kindful customers.

Nail Your Request for Donations During Economic Ups, Downs, and Crisis Times

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Using heartstring words like “homeless,” “abandoned,” “deserving,” “malnourished,” “unjust,” “innocent,” etc., Doesn’t “deserving homeless veterans” tug at your heart more than just “veterans”?

Six Steps to Plan a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign


Readers of Care2's Frogloop blog love that our blogger in chief, Allyson Kapin always has her fingers on the pulse of the most current news, research, and best practices in nonprofit technology, online advocacy, fundraising, and social media. It's called " Social Change Anytime Everywhere: How to Implement Online Multichannel Strategies to Spark Advocacy, Raise Money and Engage Your Community.

Using Inkind Donations To Help You Grow Your Nonprofit

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When you think about an inkind gift, you may think of stuff, such as bottled water and packaged snacks for events or hotel-sized shampoo and conditioner for a shelter serving homeless families. For example, a homeless shelter in my area was given a piece of property in a prestigious community.

7 LGBT Tech Projects You Need to Know

Tech Soup Blog

SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) is a New York City-based organization that provides services and advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender elders. One of the projects this organization is working on is called Connect 4 Life , a mobile phone program for LGBT homeless youth. The Institute found that mobile phones can increase homeless teens' opportunities and help them stay connected to caseworkers, shelters, potential employers, and support networks.

Key facts, figures, and trends among U.S. labor unions


In that campaign, the CTU pursued demands beyond their own wages and benefits to aid their students, including: smaller class sizes, a nurse and counselor in every school, and resources for homeless students.

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From Startup to Social Enterprise … with Rebecca Masisak at the Helm

Tech Soup Blog

Specifically, leading a 9 to 5 life at a job where you "increase shareholder value" and "exceed client expectations," while at night, you spend your precious spare hours working for a cause you love … maybe pug rescue, meals for the homeless, or mental health advocacy … all to make a difference. It's hard living two lives. Maybe you can relate?

20+ Examples of Non-Profit Storytelling that Raise Money

The Storytelling Non-profit

When writing these stories, everyone was more than willing to have their full names used, which gave a huge credibility boost that really puts a face on advocacy.

Valentine’s Day for Nonprofits Social Media Style

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the past few years, there have been a lot of original ways that nonprofits have celebrated Valentine’s Day with social media. I noticed several creative examples that incorporate social media with the Valentine’s Day theme combined with social good objectives. They range from encouraging a change in behavior, advocacy calls to action, shopping, and acknowledging people in nonprofits. a street musician, a homeless person, your favorite charity.

Transmedia — Making Change Across Mediums

Beth Kanter

I caught up with Danny Alpert at the NTC Conference in Minneapolis, MN where he briefed me on how he is using a “Transmedia” strategy to raise awareness and funding to support homeless services. But simply put, cross-platform campaigns are the future of documentary film, and issue advocacy. My latest project is called @home , which explores homelessness in America through the story of Mark Horvath (aka @hardlynormal on Twitter).

How To Recruit Sponsors For Your Fundraising Events & Campaigns


For example if you’re running an event on mental health, you might approach therapy clinics, mental health advocacy organizations, or even pharmaceutical companies. As nonprofit fundraisers, we’re always thinking about our donors first.

Increase Open Rates and Click-Throughs with 5 Follow-up Email Techniques from Top Nonprofits


One organization sent me a follow-up advocacy email two days after their first one saying “With just 24 hours left to hit our goal of 40,000 action takers, I wanted to be sure you saw our email from Monday.” While the theme remained the same – sponsor a homeless animal – the options changed. If you run your nonprofit’s email communication program you’re likely always thinking of ways to get better.

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Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

However, there’s an additional factor to open API advocacy that I rarely talk about.

The impact of COVID-19 on civil society, part two


We hope this information will be useful in a multitude of ways, from ongoing advocacy efforts to capturing the sector’s story to helping local leaders build greater resiliency.

How Can Nonprofit Leaders Create Effective Community Change?

ASU Lodestar Center

Often times, gaining knowledge from these clients may be difficult, especially when working with youth or homeless. Nonprofit advocacy is the bridge, which connects beneficiaries to the policies, which affect them. Advocacy promotes innovative solutions to benefit the community. Public Policy Advocacy: What, Why and How. posted by Hallie Rexer Graduate Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

Why is multi-channel marketing important for nonprofit fundraising?


For example, you might explain the story of your humane society this way: “Emma and Jennifer, our founders, noticed there was a great need for humane homeless pet care in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Multi-channel marketing is the practice of communicating and marketing across many channels.

Congrats To Maureen Mayer, Feeding Broward County

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

for poverty, hunger and homeless advocacy and change. s largest food pantry and community kitchen, and they do so much more than just hand out turkeys on Thanksgiving to the homeless. Last week Ben Rigby of Mobile Voter, and the folks from Rock the Vote gave me a copy of their a new book. Mobilizing Generation 2.0: A Practical Guide to Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Recruit, Organize and Engage Youth for a book giveaway on my blog.

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Research Friday: Government contracting part II: Adapting in an era of less

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homeless family; it is more proactive and cost-effective to focus on. family becomes homeless. The cost of homelessness for one person can. NFF provides financing, consulting, and advocacy services to nonprofits and funders nationwide. posted by. Anjali Deshmukh , Associate Director. Angela Francis , Senior Associate. Nonprofit Finance Fund. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a. continuing series, we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

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Mason, Ohio: Help Create an App for Homeless to Manage Money More Effectively. Seattle, Washington: Bolder and Wiser: Nonprofit Advocacy Rights (Part 2). Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season. More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of Giving Tuesday (on November 28 this year) makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed?

5 Ways to Make LinkedIn Board Connect Work for Your Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

I have served on two boards, including Governance Matters , which strengthens boards in NYC through advocacy, education and resources. We provide housing to the chronically homeless who have HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, chemical dependency, and other special needs. So I dropped the words homelessness and volunteering from my search.