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How the Alabama Eye Bank Runs Its Entire Organization on FileMaker

Tech Soup Blog

The Alabama Eye Bank is a nonprofit that helps those with corneal blindness to see again. Its job is to collect and supply eye tissue to surgeons in Alabama, as well as many other places, quickly. I rarely hear about a database as mission critical as that of the Alabama Eye Bank. The Alabama Eye Bank. The Alabama Eye Bank is a nonprofit headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city, but it also has offices in three other regional locations in the state.

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Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice Uses Texts to Fights for Rights

Mobile Commons

The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice is embroiled in a battle against Alabama’s HB 56 law – which a recent article from Worker’s World called “the harshest of the various state anti-immigrant laws.”

Bookshare Creates Opportunities For Gifted Students

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Steffon, who attends Gadsden Community College in Gadsden, Alabama is a straight-A student who has made his college deans list each semester. Next fall, Steffon will enter Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama where he plans to major in public relations.

Daily DoGooder: Dr. King: Nonviolence is the Most Powerful Weapon

See What's Out There

The interview was conducted in Montgomery, Alabama after the success of the bus boycott. Change the world, one video at a time.Dr. King: Nonviolence is the Most Powerful Weapon | 8:13 “Look Here” This is a thought-provoking excerpt from the October 1957 interview by Martin Agronsky for the NBC program “Look Here.” This particular excerpt [.]. Daily DoGooder

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

EveryAction

Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice. The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice is a grassroots, statewide network of individuals and organizations that works to advance and defend the rights of immigrants in Alabama. The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated.

While No “Holy Grail,” Razoo Reports Fundraising Success - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

These Give to the Max days are 24-hour races in which regional nonprofits compete to raise the most money, and the events have raised awareness and funds for organizations from Greater Washington to Minnesota to Alabama, as NPQ noted earlier this year. While No “Holy Grail,” Razoo Reports Fundraising Success - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

Alabama. . . What is the EFSLMP? The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program is an initiative from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, a division of the Department of Labor. . Purpose of EFSLMP. The focus of the EFSLMP is to provide mentorship to "core states" through intensive technical assistance.

3 bbcon Takeaways to Power 2019 Planning for Higher Ed

Connection Cafe

A higher education customer panel session featured experts from Fanshawe College , Grinnell College , Manchester University , and University of South Alabama. Last month we concluded?bbcon

#bbcon Just Took Over Austin, TX| Day 1 Recap

Connection Cafe

Mr. Kristof told the story of a young man growing up in Alabama in the 1950’s who, embarrassed to read in public for fear of his image, had to steal books from the library and read in secret. And as he read, and stole, more books his life took another path which took him out of a tough upbringing in a segregated society to the Judge’s bench in the state of Alabama. It started off with a bang, literally.

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5 Reasons Why VOIP Is The Future Of Nonprofit Communication

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Alabama A&M University. Let’s get right down to it. Dollar for dollar, VOIP phone services are the cheapest options available for nonprofit organizations seeking a versatile communication platform. They offer robust packages of features, system versatility, and also allow nonprofits the opportunity to save some money in the process. Here are 5 ways nonprofits can benefit from VOIP services, according to VOIP Review. Free long-distance calling.

TAACCCT Grantee Focus Group / Reception

VisionLink

We really appreciate the input from community college leaders from Ohio, Alabama, and Illinois--and we look forward to implementing their suggestions. On behalf of TAConnecT, VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter conducted a focus group at the AACC (American Association of Community Colleges) Convention: Igniting Innovation , and hosted a well attended networking reception.

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Food Stamp Search Suggests Hard Times Are Spreading like a Flu.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Is it fair to assume that the actual surge next year will include Oregon, Alabama, Arkansas, New Mexico, etc. Google Trends and US Department of Agriculture Results are compared in these images.

Renew the Heart & Soul of your Non-Profit for a Chance To Win $10,000

John Haydon

A professionally written and recorded song by the Grammy Award-winning group, The Original Blind Boys of Alabama. Three autographed guitars: one by The Original Blind Boys of Alabama, one by Los Lonely Boys, and one by Sunny Shipley. If you’re like most people who work at nonprofits, you’re inspired by quietly changing the world each and every day.

Southeast Tornados: Staying Focused

VisionLink

The National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster have engaged (and we are standing up a site for their work in Alabama), as are the members of the Coordinated Assistance Network. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the many injured and to those who lost friends and families in the tornados this past week across the Southeast. It is important to focus on these communities now, particularly as the news cycle moves to other news.

Please Help: Volunteers Needed To Help With Hurricane Wiki To Prep for Hurricane Ida

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ida is expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast near the Alabama/Florida border late Monday or early Tuesday. We need volunteers to review the wiki section by section and make sure that there are resources collected for Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Sierra Club Uses SMS Campaign to Map Environmental Support

Mobile Commons

Montgomery, Alabama.). The Sierra Club used a recent speech about climate change by President Obama to engage their base with an SMS campaign designed to create a telling image of national support for the President’s “bold climate plan.”. After the speech was over, the Sierra Club sent out a text broadcast to their members asking for their zip code, and their opinions about this new plan “to cut carbon emissions & boost clean energy.”

Tyndall Federal Credit Union

SocialFish

It is headquartered in Panama City, Florida, and has a network of 23 branches across Florida and Alabama. They have a vast network of branches within the Florida Pan Handle and Alabama areas that benefit their customers extensively. AdvisoryHQ, which is an independent media outlet that provides rankings for financial institutions, recently ranked Tyndall Federal Credit Union, as one of the 15 best credit unions in Florida, and this is due to their many unique features.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Alabama. Alabama charitable registration: $25 ($0 if exempt). The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

The Case for Building a Fiercely Loyal Community

SocialFish

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Sarah advises her international clients on how to build a thriving, successful community, how to increase social media effectiveness, and how to develop a remarkable online and offline business presence. This is a guest post by Sarah Robinson, President and CEO of Sarah Robinson Co. She is a seasoned business coach, strategist, advisor and speaker who helps business owners set their companies apart from the pack.

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Martin Luther King Day 2015

VisionLink

Fifty years ago in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the rest of the old South, Blacks could not drink from "whites only" water fountains, could not sit at "whites only" lunch counters or swim at "whites only" public swimming pools. As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl. His well crafted aspirations remind us of the positive and amazing progress this nation can take on, even when we seem bent towards argument.

Seven Ways to Create a Fiercely Loyal Nonprofit Community

John Haydon

Following is a guest post from my good friend Sarah Robinson based on a workshop on loyal communities she’ll be doing next week for the Alabama Association for Nonprofits. ——————– The strategies and approaches for community building are changing. And gaining fierce loyalty from your community is becoming increasingly difficult.

Diabetes Awareness and the Big Blue Test

John Haydon

Anthony Medical Clinic (San Francisco, CA); and rural clinics operated by the Schools of Pharmacy at University of Colorado, Denver and Auburn University, in Alabama. In the case of the Auburn University group, they are directly serving people that were affected by the tornado that devastated parts of western Alabama in late April 2011. Following an exchange I had with my friend Manny who I blogged about last year.

The Case for Building a Fiercely Loyal Community

SocialFish

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Sarah advises her international clients on how to build a thriving, successful community, how to increase social media effectiveness, and how to develop a remarkable online and offline business presence. This is a guest post by Sarah Robinson, President and CEO of Sarah Robinson Co. She is a seasoned business coach, strategist, advisor and speaker who helps business owners set their companies apart from the pack.

Martin Luther King Day 2013

VisionLink

Fifty years ago in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the rest of the old South, Blacks could not drink from "whites only" water fountains, could not sit at "whites only" lunch counters or swim at "whites only" public swimming pools. As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl. His well crafted aspirations remind us of the positive and amazing progress this nation can take on, even when we seem bent towards argument.

Earnest Review

SocialFish

You must be living in the District of Columbia or in any other state other than Alabama, Nevada Delaware, Kentucky, or Rhode Island. The process of refinancing student loans can be difficult. It may even seem like a tall order trying to trim down the number of loans you have and looking to get the lowest interest rate, and you may end up giving up. You shouldn’t though. There are companies that specialize in helping students tackle their debts in a more organized and affordable manner.

Are you strangling your community?

SocialFish

Based in Birmingham,Alabama, Sarah advises her international clients on how to build a thriving, successful community, how to increase social media effectiveness, and how to develop a remarkable online and offline presence. This is a guest post by Sarah Robinson, who wrote this fantastic post for us a while back. Her new book is out and I asked her to share some thoughts about community building, a topic dear to our hearts.

Your Official #NN17 Local's Guide to Atlanta

EveryAction

This local chain has caught on like wildfire and now boasts nearly a dozen locations across Georgia and Alabama. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated progressive conferences of the year and we're so excited to be headed down South to the front lines of social change. Considering our team is obsessed with weekend trips to Hotlanta, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for Netroots 2017.

Do Banner Ads Suck?

Beaconfire Wire

An ad run on searches of “used car dealer huntsville alabama” that geotargeted only to people in Huntsville, Alabama, will cost you a fraction per click because there aren’t as many advertisers to compete against. Mashable ran a post last month on building better banner ads.

Technology to Help You Vote

NTEN

For sample ballots, voters should contact local election offices for paper versions, and most states have them on their website or built into their own lookup tools ( an example from Alabama ). With election day coming right up, Nonprofit VOTE was kind enough to share with us a bunch of ways technology can help you cast your ballot. We're big supporters of democracy here at NTEN, so we encourage you to use all the tools at your disposal to help you make your decision and get it counted.

Mergers and Acquisitions

SocialFish

There is an organization that focuses exclusively on protecting the Black Warrior River in Alabama. This post is by Jacob Smith, co-author of the The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit. The book is so awesome that I asked Jacob to post adapted excerpts from it here for you, every Friday for ten weeks. This is the final post in the series – THANK YOU so much to Jacob for the great excerpts.

Renew The Heart & Soul of your Non-Profit for a Chance To Win $10,000

Beth Kanter

A professionally written and recorded song by the Grammy Award-winning group, The Original Blind Boys of Alabama. Three autographed guitars: one by The Original Blind Boys of Alabama, one by Los Lonely Boys, and one by Sunny Shipley. Note from Beth: Last year John Haydon reached out about a special project he was working on for the CTK Foundation that was providing some resources and financial support for nonprofits.

Research Friday: Strengthening the Economy through Civic Engagement

ASU Lodestar Center

These states are Arizona, California, Alabama, Florida, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Delaware. posted by. Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice.

Six Alternative (U.S.) Cultural Venues to Keep an Eye On

Museum 2.0

A newer kid on the block, PieLab is a community center and pie shop in rural Alabama, started by a group of designers who believe that design can improve the world one small community at a time. I've been spending time recently interviewing people who run unusual cultural and learning venues.

Colorblindness: Implications for Youth Services

ASU Lodestar Center

Young boys are generally not allowed in the Girl Scouts, as noted by Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama : “Our many years of experience shows that girls have unique needs and interests that are best met in a program designed especially for them, delivered in an all-girl setting.”. posted by. Ariel Rodríguez, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. ASU School of Community Resources & Development.

The ALS Ice Bucket Donor Retention Challenge

Beth Kanter

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Social Innovation Summit , a twice annual event that represents a global convening of thought leaders in technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business. I’ve been going every year since 2009 to cover the event on my blog. Out of all the amazing speakers and discussions , I was lucky enough to sit down with Barb Newhouse, President & Chief Executive Officer.

NTEN 501 Tech Clubs: More Than an Email List!

NTEN

Click on their club name/location to see the event details: Jack Eyer, Alabama (our newest - who had their 1st event last week!).

My Dad Has Fans on YouTube!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, a gentleman from Alabama in his sixties posted a video response telling us that he was inspired to get his father (who is in his 90's) a blog! As some of you who are following this blog already know, my dad expressed some interest in blogging. So, when we visited two weeks ago during our vacation, I spent some time introducing him to blogging. I decided to video blog some snippets of the process and posted the first two of three videos and blog posts about it. #1:

Coming to a Public School Near You: Hopefully, You as a Volunteer

Have Fun - Do Good

You can help fund everything from Gardening Club Supplies in Brooklyn, to a computer for a classroom in Alabama, or new recess equipment for a school in Indiana. Tuesday was my first day volunteering with the "reading partners" program at my neighborhood public elementary school.

Plain Old Telephone Systems: The Final Countdown

Tech Soup Blog

If you live in Carbon Hill, Alabama, you may have to upgrade your phone system sooner than expected. First, we saw payphones slowly disappearing from public places in the United States. Now, traditional landlines are being used less and less. In the United States, only 60% of households have a landline , with the number continuing to drop.

How a Fan of Nonprofits Teaches Tech and Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

Louis; Huntsville, Alabama; and Orlando. From time to time, we like to shine the spotlight on nonprofit techies who go above and beyond to help out other organizations with their technology conundrums. In this case, that'd be Margaux Pagan doing great things in Orlando, Florida. She's our volunteer Netsquared organizer there. NetSquared is TechSoup's volunteer-driven, global network of nonprofit technology workshops and networking events.

Perfect Your Authentic Online Leadership Profile on Social

Beth Kanter

Turner II is the CEO of the United Way in SW Alabama. Socrates once said, “To find yourself, think for yourself.” ” That quote embraces a basic principle for leading on social platforms: a true, genuine, and authentic personal brand.

NetCentric Advocacy: Rosa Parks: Thank You

Network-Centric Advocacy

Parks lost her job and had trouble finding work in Alabama after her public stance. Parks lost her job and had trouble finding work in Alabama after her public stance. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « SMS- "ur dumped": Culture Change | Main | MapMyRun.com -- Run. » November 02, 2005 Rosa Parks: Thank You I have been thinking a bit about Rosa Parks.