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. at the Providence Cancer Center for the Alaska Chapter of PRSA. I’m doing various other trainings, book parties, etc. Welcome To Alaska. Tags: Conferences alaska

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. Yesterday afternoon during the ForakerGroup 2010 Nonprofit Leadership Summit, I experienced my first Alaskan earthquake (4.9). I was scared – the floor swayed and I felt like I was on boat.


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Powerful, flexible tools for Alaska's Cook Inletkeeper


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.

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. I couldn’t help but think – what if Joe Page or other community foundation board members had flip cameras, some video and story telling training and shared their stories on the Alaska Community Foundation Facebook page? 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.

Heard on the Street in Anchorage

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Other posts about my Alaska visit; Postcard. I did an impromptu “Woman on the Street&# interview and it reminded of Deb Schultz’s observation “Technology Changes, People Don’t&# Other posts about my Alaska visit; Postcard Earthquiake. Tags: Conferences alaska Walking down the street yesterday, I ran into Diane Kaplan , President of the Rasmuson Foundation.

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On The Environment And Conservation Efforts


Alaska Conservation Foundation. Alaska Conservation Foundation. Areas served: Alaska. Today’s funder list focuses on nonprofits supporting the environment and conservation efforts.

When is Equal Pay Day for social sector leaders in your state?


Alaska. Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day created by the National Committee on Pay Equity to increase awareness about the gender wage gap. Specifically, this day marks how far into the year a woman must work to receive the same wage that a man received the previous year. This year, U.S.

What does a Purpose-Driven Company Look Like?

Saleforce Nonprofit

For example, at the heart of Alaska Airlines is a sense of stewardship for the people and places it serves. So far, Alaska has reduced its emissions by more than 35% per passenger mile since 2004. This post was originally published on 7/28/2019 and updated on 8/5/2022.

Funding And Grant Resources For Nonprofits Serving The LGBTQ+ Community


Pride Foundation provides critical funding to the community organizations that are actively addressing the needs of and expanding opportunities for LGBTQ+ people in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Areas served: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington.

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Water Wednesday: Cute Baby Walrus

Have Fun - Do Good

Mitik is a walrus orphan who was flown from the Alaska SeaLife Center to a new home at the New York Aquarium. MitiksStory You can also learn more about this cutie-patchootie here: Baby Walrus Adapts to Life in City ( New York Times ) Orphaned Baby Walrus to Arrive at New York Aquarium ( New York Times ) Video: Pakak and Mitik - Baby Walrus Calves Play (Alaska SeaLife Center on, YouTube) Full disclosure: Upwell is a client. Woo hoo! Water Wednesdays are back.

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture


Grants are made to Alaska-based nonprofits, individual artists, and nonprofit leaders. Areas served: Alaska. Similar to the list I shared for nonprofits focusing on education , arts and culture tends to be a very popular issue area for American foundations.

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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. When I was in Alaska, I asked Mary D Barber what nonprofit did the best job of engaging its audience on Facebook consistently? Ladder of Love on Facebook.

What is GOTV Anyway? An Explainer for Non-Politicos


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. While many of you have a background in politics or organizing, there’s likely some of you scratching your head and wondering just what the heck this “GOTV” business is all about. Not to worry!

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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture


Grants are made to Alaska-based nonprofits, individual artists, and nonprofit leaders. Areas served: Alaska. Similar to the list I shared for nonprofits focusing on education , arts and culture tends to be a very popular issue area for American foundations.

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How to Effectively Compare Data from Two Different Salesforce Systems


Originally living in Pennsylvania, she moved to Alaska, with her phone number changing from 3100 to 3131. Comparing data between systems is necessary for businesses that are looking to migrate, adjust or back up data.

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.

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Spotlighting the Benefits of the Stakeholder Economy at Davos 2022

Saleforce Nonprofit was thrilled to be a part of the 2022 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland late last month, as the event was held in person for the first time in two years.

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. Department of Interior management plan protecting 11 million acres of critical habitat for caribou, migrating birds, and other wildlife in northwest Alaska in 2013. TechSoup member Braided River has used a TechSoup donation of Adobe Creative Cloud to astounding effect.

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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. Message 1: Sender: Tiera Tanner ( Subject: Rejection of your tax appeal.

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Peer-to-Peer Crowdfunding Myths & How To Ensure Success

The Modern Nonprofit

Noble Paws teaches people with disabilities to run their own dog team, which was a very unique idea in Alaska. Estimated Reading Time: 9 minutes WHY CROWDFUNDING IS VITAL.

Greenpeace Nordic Fights to Win the World a Better Future

Saleforce Nonprofit

nuclear tests off the coast of Alaska. The Greenpeace story started in 1971 with a group of peace activists protesting U.S. Now in its 50 th year, the Greenpeace movement has spread across the globe, becoming the world’s largest independent environmental organisation. .

Election Comedy #87


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

A Wedding Made in Mexico

Steve Bridger

… Mid-morning on the Big Day: we drove into town to collect a big shallow box of white carnations from the market flower-seller; he pitched his stall right in front of Jugos Alaska, a jugería where they whip up fabulous tropical fruit licuados with suitably exotic sounding names; the best we’ve tasted on the Mexican Pacific. Today is my 18th wedding anniversary. This is something I wrote many years ago about that very happy day. Dedicated to Gicela, of course.

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. After getting all of the safety things in order, I met with the Alaska State Troopers and worked out an exchange system for the youth in need of shelter. posted by. Dick Erwin.

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. Department of Interior management plan protecting 11 million acres of critical habitat for caribou, migrating birds, and other wildlife in northwest Alaska in 2013. TechSoup member Braided River has used a TechSoup donation of Adobe Creative Suite to astounding effect.

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?

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. On December 17, TechSoup hosted a SoupChat for nonprofits and libraries looking for more information on website design and hosting.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Alaska. Alaska business license: $50. Alaska charitable registration: $40. 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.

A History of How Modern ESG Came to Be


Additionally, this decade saw several environmental disasters at the hands of companies including a massive oil spill in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. While not a new concept or strategy, environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs are on the rise.

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?

Beaconfire Survey: Vacation Time

Allegiance Group

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.

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. One of the best things about my time here each year is taking long walks along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and actually spending time thinking (a rare commodity for any of us these days).

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


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.

Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

Not long after, I was leading a workshop in Alaska at a nonprofit conference, and we had another chance to connect. I am excited to announce that I am working on my next book, tentatively titled “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.” I’m honored to be co-authoring this book with Aliza Sherman to be published in 2017 by Wiley.

Embracing risk culture in nonprofits: let’s start talking about failure

ASU Lodestar Center

Shafer-Frie is a native of Alaska. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Jordyn Shafer-Frie Fall 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. What is risk culture? “.staff staff at every level appropriately manage risk as an intrinsic part of their day-to-day work. Such a culture supports an open discussion about uncertainties and opportunities, encourages staff to express concerns, and maintains processes to elevate concerns to appropriate levels.”.

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. This year the award went to Nancy Jo Craig who runs the nonprofit Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was not an easy road for Nancy. A short time after she took over a small troubled computer refurbishment nonprofit - hurricane Katrina hit.

7 Words to Avoid During Thanksgiving (and All Year Round)

Whole Whale

Although this term is lesser known for being one not to use, this is actually an offensive term usually used to describe Inuit tribes, which includes people in the Arctic indigenous population of Alaska, Canada, and Greenland.

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. Two or three times a year, I publish a president's update for Benetech. This latest one spotlights the many great interns, associates and fellows that are or were working for Benetech over this summer and into this year.

Groundwire's 2012 Holiday Survival Guide


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. Do the holidays have to mean stressing out about shopping and kicking our sustainability values to the curb?

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