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.

Mobile isn’t just a city in Alabama

Connection Cafe

Technology has untethered the world. And with it has introduced a number of challenges and opportunities. Cloud Computing IT Infrastructure Mobile Computing #nptech Mobile

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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.”

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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.

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.

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.

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Perfect Your Authentic Online Leadership Profile on Social

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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

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 !

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.

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. Following an exchange I had with my friend Manny who I blogged about last year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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!).

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.

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.

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.

MCON13 Live Blog: The Millennial Movement (Jose Antonio Vargas, Define American)

NTEN

One guy, Victor, flew from Alabama. Throughout the day, we''ll be live blogging sessions from MCON13 , a virtual conference to help leaders engage the Millennial generation. Here are my notes from the first session, a talk by Jose Antonio Vargas with a brief Q&A at the end. Find Jose Antonio Vargas at @joseiswriting on Twitter. Learn more at defineamerican.com or watch the "Immigation is Documented" video.