Powerful, flexible tools for Alaska's Cook Inletkeeper

GroundWire

Alaska's Cook Inlet stretches 180 miles from the Gulf of Alaska up to Anchorage. Cook Inletkeeper, based in Homer, Alaska, works to protect Cook Inlet, its watershed and all of the life it sustains. There's a lot of life worth protecting: huge salmon runs, beluga whales, a vibrant fishing industry, hundreds of thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness and communities of hardworking Alaskans.

Postcard From Alaska

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My First Trip to Alaska. The photo above is me at age 14 in Alaska with my mom. I being a typical teenager who didn’t want to be away from her friends, so I really didn’t enjoy the natural wonders of Alaska and even refused to eat a salmon dinner.

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Alaska: And The Earth Shook Under My Feet

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Then off to an evening session at PRSA-Alaska Chapter at the Providence Center Cancer Center to talk about the Networked Nonprofit. All in all – an exciting day in Alaska! Tags: Conferences alaska Earthquake.

In Search of Bachelors and Philanthropy in Rural Alaska and Video Story Capture Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, my adventure in Alaska started with a meeting with representatives from community foundations around the state of Alaska hosted by the Alaska Community Foundation. The Story.

Alaska's fiddling poet!

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Ken Waldman , "Alaskas' Fiddling Poet", dropped by our house last night and performed for a small group of friends. And now for something completely different. As the Jefferson Airplane used to sing, he's "doing things that haven't got a name yet", combining traditional Amercian fiddle styles with his own poetry and sense of humor about himself, his art, and the entire trandition of American stringband music.

Fighting for a cause

ASU Lodestar Center

My internship took place at Fairbanks Youth Advocates in Fairbanks, Alaska. I was in Alaska for the summer as an AmeriCorps Summer Crew Leader. There weren’t many options in Alaska, so I had to expand my search. posted by. Dick Erwin.

Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Not long after, I was leading a workshop in Alaska at a nonprofit conference, and we had another chance to connect.

What is GOTV Anyway? An Explainer for Non-Politicos

EveryAction

From urban neighborhoods in Brooklyn to snowy rural areas in Alaska, GOTV is going on right now - and will continue until the polls close nationally.

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How Sticky Notes Could Ruin Your Human Services Organization!

Vertex Systems

In June 2012 Alaska's HHS was fined $1.7 nonprofit compliance nonprofit management hipaa complaince. State of the art technology and robust firewalls are powerless against hand-written notes.

Grantseeking in 2017: Know the Scene — Transparency Rules

Tech Soup Blog

After 40 years in Alaska, we figure we can handle a few warm winters. For the past nine years, my husband and I have spent the winter months in Baja, Mexico.

Protecting Wild Lands Through Art

Tech Soup Blog

Braided River has shown literally millions of people, including policymakers, the need to protect places like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Alaska's Tongass Rainforest. TechSoup member Braided River has used a TechSoup donation of Adobe Creative Cloud to astounding effect.

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This reminded me of Margaret Wheatley, who was the keynote speaker at a conference in Alaska where I was doing a workshop a few years ago. This post follows yesterday’s post about networked leadership skills.

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How I Recycle Nearly Everything in Our Office

Tech Soup Blog

Just this week I had the pleasure of meeting a young woman named Anahma Shannon who organizes recycling efforts among 15 native villages in arctic northern Alaska for the tribal nonprofit, Kawerak , in Nome. For a very long time, I've been the recycling guy in our office. I set up special bins and boxes where our employees can drop off hard-to-recycle things either from home or work. Here are some tips and tricks I use to recycle pretty much everything in our office.

The Ladder of Love: Growing Facebook Fans

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was lucky enough to spend my last afternoon in Alaska driving to Talkeetna with Aliza Sherman who lives in Alaska who I’ve known since 1995 and with Cassandra Stalzer my host! I love the framework she created for identifying and cultivating Super Fans on Facebook.

5 Games Supporting Nonprofits’s Missions, from Low-Tech to High-Tech

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nearly 40 Alaska Native elders, storytellers, and community members contributed to the development of the game. Note from Beth: I went to my first Games for Change Festival ten years ago, in 2005 and have been a fan and supporter ever since.

Webinar: Monthly Donors, Social Media, and Cross-Channel Integration: Critical Tactics to Boost Your Fundraising in 2013

Frogloop

Prior to joining Care2 Eric designed and executed integrated advocacy campaigns for environmental nonprofits including the National Environmental Trust, the Alaska Oceans Network, and the Marine Fish Conservation Network. Make 2013 the year your fundraising comes of age. Say good bye to "online fundraising" and "offline fundraising," there is only fundraising.

Webinar: 10 Ways to Supercharge Your Online Fundraising Campaigns

Frogloop

Prior to joining Care2 Eric designed and executed integrated advocacy campaigns for environmental nonprofits including the National Environmental Trust, the Alaska Oceans Network, and the Marine Fish Conservation Network. Most online fundraising begins and ends with email. The vast majority of donations made online are in response to an email from the charity asking for a donation. But many charities are skipping simple steps that can seriously boost response to email fundraising appeals!

Website Design SoupChat: Top Tips and Resources

Tech Soup Blog

Participants joined from social media and the TechSoup community, some having arrived fresh from a webinar on websites for libraries held the previous hour, where presenters from Alaska, Nebraska, and Colorado shared their web designs and took questions on their respective hosting platforms.

Making Stories Work for Your Org: What the Data Says

NTEN

On a late summer day in Alaska, a polar bear and her one year-old cub began swimming in search of sea ice to hunt for food… Nine days later, the polar bear's treacherous 427 mile swim ended when she found a thin sheet of sea ice. By Colin Holtz and Steve Daigneault, M+R Strategic Services Everyone is talking about "the power of stories" — social scientists, nonprofit directors, your mother, you name it. Connect emotionally to your supporters and they'll give!

Research Friday: Strengthening the Economy through Civic Engagement

ASU Lodestar Center

These states are Alaska, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota, and Vermont. posted by. Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D. Welcome to Research Friday !

Nancy Jo Craig’s Lifetime Achievement Award In Nonprofit Computer Refurbishment

Tech Soup Blog

They came from Alaska, from ad agencies on Madison Avenue, from everywhere. Each year the International Computer Refurbishers Summit awards a lifetime achievement award.

Searching For The World's 2012 Fittest CEO

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Fred Uytengsu , CEO of Philippines-based Alaska Milk Corporation said, "I am taking part in the CEO Endurance World Championships as yet another opportunity to challenge myself physically and mentally." The CEO Endurance World Championship is a made-for-TV event covering six grueling stages of competition from September 13 - 16, 2012 , and featuring 25 top CEOs that combine success in business with a healthy and fit lifestyle.

Lame spam of the day: IRS notices

Robert Weiner

your local time (Alaska & Hawaii follow Pacific Time). I got two spams this week claiming to come from the IRS. They look like different schemes -- one is trying to get me to call a 900 number at $4.79/minute, the other includes a link. But they look similar so I'm posting them together.

A Wedding Made in Mexico

Steve Bridger

Today is my 18th wedding anniversary. This is something I wrote many years ago about that very happy day. Dedicated to Gicela, of course. … The sun, the sea, and the moon play such a central role in our lives; so why not, we thought… let’s get married on the beach? Our beach.

Election Comedy #87

See What's Out There

A particular small town in Alaska. This election, and Sarah Palin in particular, has been a dream for comic writers. But what gets my attention in this clip is how easy it is to create a meme about what it means to be the mayor of a small town. In fact, it seems the mayor of a town without its own schools or fire department doesn’t really do all that much. Leave it to the Daily Show to make the gap between talking heads and truth the funniest thing

Of Mice and Men and Laptops (A Kind of Buyer's Guide)

NTEN

Forty-two chunks of plastic, aluminum, glass and silicon; beasts that ranged from cheap miniscule netbooks to a Sony "Exxon Valdez" series laptop -- a seven-pound behemoth, nearly two inches thick with a display the size of Alaska. Gavin Clabaugh, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation I walked up the aisle, hat down, eyes shadowed.

A Network Haiku. Palin and Discovery. Dark Clouds. Boo. Boo.

Network-Centric Advocacy

We thought Discovery Communications' decision to give Sarah Palin a "nature" documentary series about the state of Alaska with a paycheck of a cool $1 million per episode deserved a tongue-lashing. Here is an interesting contest of user voice. It generated 1600 Haiku's about Palin getting a million dollars from Discovery. I wonder if twitter and txt culture makes for better Haiku contest?

Protecting Wild Lands Through Art

Tech Soup Blog

Braided River has shown literally millions of people, including policymakers, the need to protect places like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Alaska's Tongass Rainforest. TechSoup member Braided River has used a TechSoup donation of Adobe Creative Suite to astounding effect.

What is Data Poisoning?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earthjustice is dealing w/rightwing blogger saying we are responsible for high gas $$ b/c we're against Alaska drilling. | View | Upload your own. I attended a featured project session with MapThis , Ushahidi , and Greener One. Erik Hersmann, White African, mentioned the term "Data Posioning." " Later I found this blog post and presentation via Ivan Boothe where he defines it as: Data poisoning - what happens when your antagonist starts using it?

The 2010 NTC by the Numbers

NTEN

Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa and North Dakota all represented with 1 attendee per state. . This year's NTC brought 1,430 nonprofit professionals to the OMNI Hotel in Atlanta GA.

Raising Money and Having Fun

Have Fun - Do Good

The Iditarod is a famous long-distance race in which big burly yapping dogs tow a sled and driver across Alaska. Corey Pudhorodsky from the 501c3cast sent me a great New York Times article called Having a Blast for a Good Cause.

A Kiva.org for Native American Entrepreneurs?

Have Fun - Do Good

Census Bureau , the 2007 poverty rate of people who reported they were American Indian and Alaska Native, and no other race, was 25.3%. "Our tribal colleges and universities teach sustainability in everything they do, proving American Indians have long been ahead of the curve.

My Latest President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Here are some of their stories: Aleda Schaf fer A student at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, Aleda Schaffer has worked as an American Sign Language Interpreter in Washington, DC, Alaska and Boston.

Beaconfire Survey: Vacation Time

Beaconfire Wire

Michael, Principal: Fantastic time on the “Float and Bloat” cruise to Alaska with Noona, Boompa, nephews, sons and Kindra! Periodically, we do a survey of Beaconfire staff to get impressions on a variety of issues. All opinions expressed here are solely those of their authors. Lots of Beaconfire staff (and our clients, too) went on big vacations this summer. Did you go someplace fun? Tell us your coolest vacation moment.

November 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

alaska (3). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for November 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. I have removed search terms that do not relate to causes, or contain the name of one of our platform partners. (x) x) = number of times the term was searched.

November 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

alaska (3). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for November 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. I have removed search terms that do not relate to causes, or contain the name of one of our platform partners. (x) x) = number of times the term was searched.

Groundwire's 2012 Holiday Survival Guide

GroundWire

If the Pinterest boards from groups like Grist and Natural Resources Defense Council don't convince you that you can have pretty things while caring about the planet, then how about checking out these definitely pretty note cards and mobiles available at Alaska's Cook Inletkeeper.

NetCentric Advocacy: At the Poles, Melting Occurring at Alarming Rate - washingtonpost.com

Network-Centric Advocacy

In the summer of 2006, it shrank to a record low; this summer the ice pulled back even more, by an area nearly the size of Alaska. In the summer of 2006, it shrank to a record low; this summer the ice pulled back even more, by an area nearly the size of Alaska. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « The Machine is US.

Good News! Starbucks Signed an Agreement with Ethiopia

Have Fun - Do Good

In January, Starbucks ’ stores in: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, northern California, northern Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, Texas, Maine, New Hampshire, parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island were rBGH-free. Guess what? Your advocacy made a difference.

Personal Fundraising in Second Life: Yonder Doesburg Raises Money for Make A Wish

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I sold all my land at one point when I moved to Alaska. Make A Wish Donation Box in Second Life On the Web, you can become a messenger for your cause by adding a charity badge or fundraising widget to your blog or web site. With one click, visitors can contribute dollars to your cause!