Google Wallet Ushers in a New Era in Online and Mobile Fundraising for Nonprofits

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That said, on this #FundraisingFriday when I was searching for a nonprofit to donate to that educates girls in Afghanistan in honor of Malala Yousafzai , I was thrilled to come across Barakat – a nonprofit that runs two schools for girls in Afghanistan and is pioneering the use of Google Wallet for online fundraising: 1. Social Media Mobile Fund Mobile Fundraising Mobile Technology

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The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women. Kavita Ramdas is the President and CEO of the nonprofit, the Global Fund for Women. I think it's worth it (: Kavita Ramdas: The Global Fund for Women is the largest independent, publicly supported grant-making foundation to advance women's human rights internationally. We simply don't have the resources to be able to fund all of those, and we need to make some hard choices.

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A Day Trip the Hague, Netherlands: International City of Peace and Justice

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Next, I stumbled across the Dutch office of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and though they were not expecting me, they were very welcoming and a pleasure to spend time with. What a friendly, welcoming #NGO – the Dutch office of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (@IFAW) – an organization working for the conservation of wild animals worldwide. An Instagram Photo and Video Essay. by Heather Mansfield.

50 Nonprofits Every U.S. Politican Should Follow on Twitter

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Children’s Defense Fund :: @ ChildDefender. Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans :: @ CIAV. Ploushares Fund :: @ Plough_Shares. World Wildlife Fund :: @ WWF. The 50 nonprofits listed below are tackling some of the most important economic, social and political issues of our time.

Fab Lab and Do-It-Yourself Infrastructure Building

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Over the past 18 months or so, the antennas have been appearing around Jalalabad , a former Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan. It wasn't created by a government either, but it could become the new symbol of infrastructure rebuilding in Afghanistan and around the world. They're inexpensive and easy to repair, qualities more important in Afghanistan than a good warranty. These people make up in creativity what they lack in institutional funding.

4 Tips for Using Facebook Fundraising for Year-End Giving

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This means that in most cases (though we’ll walk through a few exceptions) your supporters start individual fundraisers on their own to raise funds on behalf of your organization. How can I successfully raise more funds with a Facebook peer-to-peer fundraiser?

Can love change the world? I hope so!

Amy Sample Ward

This year, TMWL is raising funds that will support the work of 4 passionate women who truly believe that everyone has something to give: “ Mama Lucy &# Kamptoni sold chickens in her Tanzanian village & turned her income into a primary school that now serves over 400 children. If you can, please consider donating so that we can raise funds in honor of our mothers to support these inspiring women making great impact around the world.

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Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!

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Second Harvest Heartland Share Our Strength Shoes That Fit The ALS Association The Arc of Atlantic County The Arc of Delaware County The Arc of Frederick County The Arc of Monmouth The Children''s Room The Conservation Fund The Dalai Lama Foundation The Humane Society of the United States The Hunger Project The Nature Conservancy The Starfish Foundation, Inc.

50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. World Wildlife Fund. American Diabetes Association. Because 1 in 12 Americans have diabetes. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr. Americans for the Arts. Because without art our children’s minds will not grow to comprehend life beyond the obvious. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || LinkedIn || Flickr. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. World Wildlife Fund. View Larger. In the spirit of gratitude and giving and in celebration of the American holiday of Thanksgiving , below is a list of 50 nonprofits that serve American society. Of course 50 is just a tiny percentage of the nonprofits that work and sacrafice to make our country a better place to live. If you would like to add a nonprofit, please do so with a “Because…” statement in a comment below.

Giving Circle Book Group: Books by Women Visionaries and Their Organizations

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Brodsky documents the inside story of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). According to their site, "RAWA is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan since 1977." Murray founded the Global Fund for Women. Mother and daughter founded the Small Planet Fund to support the citizen-led solutions that they document in their book.

Mother's Day Donation Ideas

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Oxfam America Unwrapped and fund virtual gifts like a pair of school uniforms for $20 , or planting 50 trees for $30. * One of GlobalGiving's "Mom Knows Best" projects like Education for 900 Rural Girls in Burkina Faso or Fast Tracking Education for Women and Older Girls in Afghanistan. * If your mom is the kind of person who prefers a donation to a physical gift, below are a few ideas. Please feel free to add more do-good Mother's Day gift ideas in the comments.

Crowdfunding Controversies and How They Impact Nonprofits and Charities

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We've written quite a bit on the benefits of crowdfunding campaigns here on TechSoup, including a platform comparison and a webinar called The Wisdom of the Crowd(funding). PandoDaily blew the lid off the HealBe campaign after it reached $730,000 in funding. They've also hosted some successful nonprofit campaigns: Aid Afghanistan for Education and Peace raised over $10,000 on its Indiegogo campaign. I've donated to some weird crowdfunding campaigns.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

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The Scoop: Perhaps one of the most buzzed about crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter is a way to fund projects. Kickstarter makes it clear that it isn't for direct charity or cause funding, but about project creation. What's at Cost: This is an all-or-nothing platform , meaning that if you don't meet your set goal for funds, you don't get to keep any of the donations. If a project succeeds, Kickstarter will charge a 5% fee to the funds collected.

How Text Messaging Has Revolutionized Giving

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SAWA-Australia is a nonprofit organization aimed at providing Afghanistan women with education and health services. The Humane Society uses text-to-give and social media campaigns together to raise funds for their causes. Most of our board placements love nothing better than joining a board where they can be a voice of change. Perhaps that voice in 2017 will be to help your nonprofit adopt text messaging as a new way of fundraising.

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Collective Lens: Photography for Social Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Successful fund raisers for social causes have known that for a long time. A recent series of studies by psychologists provides the research that proves it -- they have found that fund-raising appeals do best when they are crafted around a single gripping image. Another contributor to the site is Natalia who has shared some compelling photos of children beggars in from Afghanistan. Photo by Santino Livoti One face to a problem moves us, millions overwhelm us.

Good Magazine Wants You To Do Good!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America , founded in June 2004, is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Good Magazine as its tagline says is for "people who give a damn" and describes itself as a publishing platform to "change the world."

#GivingTuesday: Why I Am Participating in the National Day of Giving on November 27, 2012

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Encouraging nonprofits to embrace this mode of fundraising was the point of the Case Foundation’s America’s Giving Challenge , one of the first giving contests launched back in 2007 where I was a first place winner raising funds for Cambodian children. For example, Mark Horvath has put together a cookbook , filled with recipes from social media leaders, that is being sold on iTunes and is generating funding to help provide programs to homeless.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

Tech Soup Blog

The Scoop: Perhaps one of the most buzzed about crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter is a way to fund projects. Kickstarter makes it clear that it isn't for direct charity or cause funding, but about project creation. What's at Cost: This is an all-or-nothing platform , meaning that if you don't meet your set goal for funds, you don't get to keep any of the donations. If a project succeeds, Kickstarter will charge a 5% fee to the funds collected.

Favorite Do-Good Books of 2006

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Whether you are starting your own nonprofit, or simply interested in how a person can take a seed of an idea for positive change and make it into reality, you'll find some nuggets of wisdom in this book from the founder of the Global Fund for Women who wrote, "Believing that social change is possible is the beginning. They created the Small Planet Fund to support the people and organizations that they met on their trip.

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

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We are also funding very special after school art classes in Afghanistan through our partnership with Trust In Education. I am passionate about helping women and girls in Afghanistan to be fully independent and self-expressed, and I am looking for opportunities to bring a Traveling Postcards workshop to women who are currently living in Afghan shelters.

NetCentric Advocacy: Communicaiton Coordination in the middle of Choas

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Whether it’s an earthquake in the mountains of Afghanistan or flooding in Somalia, a satellite phone is an essential piece of equipment to maintain contact with the outside world where conventional communication isn’t possible. Whether it’s an earthquake in the mountains of Afghanistan or flooding in Somalia, a satellite phone is an essential piece of equipment to maintain contact with the outside world where conventional communication isn’t possible.

Guest post by Brian Reich: GamesThatGive - You Play. We Donate. Charities Win.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The list of partner charities at launch include: US Fund for UNICEF. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association. Note from Beth: I've been tracking the games for change space for a few years, although not very deeply. In 2007, the popular Free Rice online game used quiz-style vocabulary building game that rewarded correct answers with ten grains per bowl to feed hungry children. I'm not sure if that was the first game that gave and there are probably others since that time.

Favorite Do-Good Books of 2008

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Bill Somerville makes the search for innovative funding opportunities sound like an Indiana Jones adventure. It's the do-good adventure story of a former mountain climber who has spent almost 15 years building schools in remote mountain villages of northern Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia. Below is my 4th annual list of Favorite Do-Good Books (in alphabetical order).

Nonprofit Technology News for September 2013

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The service has 17 million users and is transforming the way wealth is distributed in poor countries, which now include Tanzania, India, and Afghanistan as well as Kenya. ” Also have a look at our webinar recording and other resources: The Wisdom of the Crowd(funding). This was a really informative session with presenters: Rob Wu of CauseVox , Carter Gibson of the Little Big Fund , and Bill Cesare of Teespring.

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Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

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Sponsors give $27/month to fund a survivor's basic needs, as well as seed money to start income generating projects. T he program works in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sudan. "The program 'has dared me to hope-of having a house, of living in peace, of reclaiming my dynamism, my dignity.

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Interview with Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International

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We work in countries like Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, among others. Go to womenforwomen.org and I say please because I really worry that in this particular economic crisis and circumstances that as we are all cutting our own expenses and our own funding, it is the one thing that I so worry if people start cutting giving to causes, charitable donations and generosities.

Women of Color Resource Center: An Interview with Anisha Desai

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A disproportionate amount of women veterans are women of color, and many of them have just recently returned from Iraq or Afghanistan and are looking to get involved with the peace moment, and with their own political development, but also with their own healing, and what it means to heal after going through the incredible trauma of war. We are based in Oakland, but we do work nationally, and in many cases globally, but our funding is always under constraints.