How to Start a Nonprofit in Alabama | 15-Step Guide


Naming, certifying, registering, and renewing a nonprofit in Alabama is a wonderful experience, but teasing through legal requirements can be tedious, confusing, […]. The post How to Start a Nonprofit in Alabama | 15-Step Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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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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

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. Bookshare has already been helpful to Steffon’s younger brother Devante, a Bookshare member who is now a student at Steffon’s alma matter, the Alabama School for the Blind. Next fall, Steffon will enter Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama where he plans to major in public relations.

Virtual Events Made the Conventions and the Inauguration Celebrations More Accessible

The MatrixFiles

Three delegates from California were on a beautiful bluff, the delegate from Alabama was on the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge, tribal members from states with large Native American populations announced their states’ votes, and on, and on.

TechSoup's Joaquin Alvarado and Helping to Close the Digital Divide


Here is an example of a highly engaged board member, a marketing team, and thousands of members who pitched in to get free broadband to low-income Alabama families last fall.

Welcome to the 2021 Digital Inclusion Fellows


Our seventh cohort includes 15 Fellows from around the country : Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. 2020 was a rough year.

Cloud for Good Announces New Education Accelerators for Advancement and Recruiting & Admissions

Cloud 4 Good

The Cloud for Good family has welcomed The University of Alabama at Birmingham with open arms since partnering up in early 2020.

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


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

Recapping the 8th Annual Education Summit

Cloud 4 Good

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) was named the number one Best Large Employer for 2021 by Forbes this past February, and last year, the university had over 22K students enrolled for the fall 2020 semester.

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


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.

New Technology Developed to Amplify Community Voices for the Media

Non Profit Quarterly

Their next launches will be in Massachusetts and Alabama this year.—Julie Cortico’s “digital hearth”. July 8, 2019; Nieman Lab.

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How to Get the Most From the Education Summit

Cloud 4 Good

The University of Alabama Birmingham: Excellence in Recruitment & Admissions Innovation. For the second year in a row, Salesforce’s Education Summit is being brought to you in a completely virtual environment – allowing for border-breaking networking and learning.

What Can Salesforce Do for Education?

Cloud 4 Good

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has been able to migrate from TargetX into a custom EDA environment for recruitment & admissions that is compatible with’s new Admissions Connect tool.

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Save Hundreds of Hours a Year with VolunteerHub’s Altru Integration

Volunteer Hub

Founded in 1962, Birmingham Botanical Gardens has been a staple in the Birmingham, Alabama community for over 50 years.

Friends of Dallas Animal Services: Creating Limitless Possibilities for the Animals of Dallas


Sometimes, the funding and adoptions merge, as was the case with a couple from Alabama who made the drive to Dallas to pick up a pet, and who has continued to donate to FODAS (to the tune of $3,000 through a series of gifts!).

Nonprofit Audit 101

The NonProfit Times

Nonprofit Audit 101: A Guide to The Fundamentals and More is a quick guide for nonprofit finance leaders and executive leaders, providing key fundamentals and know-how, first class best practices, and insight into how to optimize the nonprofit audit process at your organization.

5 Reasons Why VOIP Is The Future Of Nonprofit Communication


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


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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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. Source: Weather Channel Alerts 2009 was looking like a very uneventful hurricane season. That is until Hurricane Ida slammed into El Salvador killing 91 people as of this writing.

Southeast Tornados: Staying Focused


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.

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. They are different. I was reading up on trend analysis and the predictive power of Google to "see" trends before the official government agencies.

Interview with Bryan Stevenson: On Juneteenth and Justice

Saleforce Nonprofit

Mr. Hinton spent almost 30 years on death row in Alabama. What is the Opposite of Poverty? Bryan Stevenson says, “It’s Justice.”.

Cause Marketing: 5 Tips for Creating a Winning Partnership

Neon CRM

Six states—Alabama, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and South Carolina—require the for-profit partner to apply for a co-venture license. People want to support the good work you’re doing. You just need to get out there and engage them with your mission.

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.

11 Powerful Quotes about New Power at the 2019 Social Good Summit

Connection Cafe

If you look at history, all major movements that changed the world were started by young people.” – Catherine Flowers, Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice . “Do This year marked the 10 th anniversary of the Social Good Summit , an annual conference hosted by the UN Foundation, Mashable, 92 nd Street Y and the United Nations Development Programme that celebrates advocacy and activism for social impact.

Technology to Help You Vote


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.

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.

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.

Reflections on the storms

Get Fully Funded

Church groups are collecting supplies and driving to Alabama to help. Thanks to everyone who has been asking/texting/posting to make sure we’re okay following the devastating tornadoes last Wednesday. I’ll have to say, it was a very long evening. We knew for a couple of days that severe weather was coming. It started in earnest about 4 pm and we watched the local weather broadcast until nearly midnight, with one tornado warning after another.

#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.

Martin Luther King Day 2015


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.

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.

Do Banner Ads Suck?

Allegiance Group

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. But before it got into how that would work, the post seemed to be asking a simple question: Is building a better banner ad even worth it?

Martin Luther King Day 2013


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.

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 2018, the premier tech gathering for organizations and change agents driving social good, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in?Orlando, Orlando, Fla.? Approximately 3,600 attendees joined to share the latest insights, trends and innovations.

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:

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.

Your Official #NN17 Local's Guide to Atlanta


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.

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.

NTEN 501 Tech Clubs: More Than an Email List!


Click on their club name/location to see the event details: Jack Eyer, Alabama (our newest - who had their 1st event last week!). Folks who've participated in the NTEN community for a while probably know about NTEN 501 Tech Clubs , but chances are even some of our new members aren't too familiar with these affinity groups -- and I want to change that! Basically, 501 Tech Clubs are a type of Affinity Group defined by geographical region.

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.

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.

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