Bookshare Creates Opportunities For Gifted Students

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Jessica, who is a junior at Manzano High School in Albuquerque, is a straight-A student and a member of the National Honor Society. I talk a lot about how technology can help create tremendous educational opportunities for students with print disabilities. As part of my holiday greetings this year, I would like to introduce you to two young people who have used Benetech’s Bookshare library to reach academic excellence and find the books that keep them engaged in their off hours.

A Simple Guide to Maximizing LinkedIn’s New Features for Fundraising Advancement

NonProfit Hub

Here are two areas that many fundraising platforms can’t deliver on: Offline donations: Most crowdfunding platforms—like GoFundMe and Kickstarter —attract smaller, one-time online gifts. LinkedIn is well suited for in-person relationship building that will support larger gifts being sought by annual fund and major gift fundraisers. Albuquerque Academy, a small independent, coeducational school for grades 6-12, has integrated LinkedIn into its existing fundraising workflows.

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And the 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge Awards Go To.

Tech Soup Blog

The shutter snappers at Keshet Dance Company based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico caught our judges' attention with their powerful slideshow titled "unlimited possibilities through dance," snapping up the first place prizes for best photo story. Light of the Heart will receive a $400 gift certificate to Best Buy to spend on amazing production hardware and accessories. We all have a story. Here at TechSoup, we're on a mission to empower you to tell yours.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's some inspiring stories, tips and resources: Some Inspirational Stories Last week I wrote the Columbus Foundation's recently launhced Match Day 2.0 , a giving stimulus plan created to matching gifts to PowerPhilanthropy organizations and raise $1 million in 48 hours to support local needs in their community. Virginia DeBolt pointed me to this very inspiring story about a third grader in Albuquerque who raised $6000 to build a library in Ethiopia.