8 Nonprofits Championing Environmental Sustainability on Earth Day

Classy

The actions we take today will support and protect the well-being of future generations. . Southern Environmental Law Center. Organization Mission: The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) believes in everyone’s basic right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment.

The Case for Copyright Exceptions and Fair Use

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Such action, the Court decided, didn’t constitute copyright infringement because it was fair use , that is, a limitation and exception to the exclusive rights granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. It also underscores just how critical a balanced copyright law is for technology innovation. copyright law. Conclusion At their best, IP laws encourage technological advances, reward creativity, and benefit society.

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Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Wildlife SOS works toward protecting Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities. Southern Poverty Law Center :: @ SPLCenter. The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation. Each January Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law , there are 6,500+ NGOs registered with the NGOs Coordination Board in Kenya. Seeing the limitations of microfinance, Matt sought alternative financial solutions to improve financial access across Africa. The report also examines the impact of gender, generation, ideology, religion, and donor size upon giving and volunteerism.

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How To Create A WordPress Website For Nonprofits On A Budget

Nonprofits Source

In other words, SEO is an alternative marketing distribution channel to social media or online advertising that nonprofits are leveraging to drive real results. An effective nonprofit website should act as a tool to create excitement around a cause and to generate continued support. Bluehost is a great budget alternative with responsive chat support, but you don’t get a lot of bang for you buck like a built in CDN, etc.

Why Nonprofits Are Needed in the Sharing Economy

Tech Soup Blog

Sharing companies/platforms are just one place alternatives abound and money is flowing and good is getting done. Nonprofits that work in policy and advocacy can help craft legislation and work with local, state, and national policymakers to adopt laws that balance the explosion of sharing-economy startups and protect the marginalized from exploitation. and The Next Generation of Networked Social Change: Embracing the Sharing Economy.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 5 Extraordinary Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

For Families Free of Violence in Contra Costa County, California is "a catalyst for breaking the multi-generational cycle of violence, promoting safe and strong relationships, and rebuilding lives." is proud to be partnering with local law enforcement and Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence to pilot a Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) this October. Image 1: Alternatives to Violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

Fascinating Meeting at the Copyright Office

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

copyright exemption for serving the print disabled is commonly called the Chafee Amendment: Section 121 of copyright law. copyright law. Putting on my technical hat, I pointed out that the technical advances needed to make synthetic speech a reasonable alternative to human narration were years away and that gave author’s plenty of time to price these conditions into their negotiations with publishers. These seems to be an important part of international copyright law.

SPAM and the not-for-profit

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

TechSoup this week is featuring a 2003 article by Lynn Mitchell about the law and its effect on non-profits. Since the article was written before the law took effect and disagreed in one respect with what I thought was the case I did a bit of further research. Mitchell's article seems to ignore what I've seen stated very clearly over and over again: that the federal law voided the much stronger state laws already on the books. So what does the law require?

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Treat Your Social Media Measurement Like A 6th Grader’s Science Fair Project!

Beth Kanter

One of the advantages of being a nonprofit that treats animals is that our patients have no expectation of privacy – we can publish images of the animal’s treatment without having to navigate complicated privacy laws like HIPAA. Figure 4: Alternate email variant with sick sea lion on the beach. Interestingly, the number of gifts generated from each email were different, but not by a statistically significant difference. Flickr Photo by the Consortium.

How to: 5 Steps for hosting a successful online event

Forum One

Forum One recently supported a groundbreaking, education summit in New Mexico: "Unleashing Knowledge and Innovation for the Next Generation of Learning", convened by the Stupski Foundation , West Wind Education Policy , and the Knowledge Alliance. Murphy's Law: technology will inherently fail you when you least expect it.

Live Blog: Is Technology Really Good for Human Rights

Amy Sample Ward

Susan Pointer: We took the decision as a very complex – google.cn It was not an alternative to the normal site. site we had to be compliant with Chinese law. Annabelle Sreberny: So much of the content from Iran was user generated content sent to the media – what’s happened to that? Tonight, I attended a live panel discussion on the question of whether Technology is Really Good for Human Rights, or not.

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Google AdWorthy? | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Alternately, you can consider a derivative from the name of your opponent – "Tell liberal groups to Move On from attacking Susan Collins." " This should get you around content filters and trademark law, while still keeping your message intact. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Reaching Baby Boomers: The Next Big Demographic in Nonprofit Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

Direct Mail typically generates a 0.5% To add more fuel to the fire, the Direct Marketing Association says that due to rising consumer hostility toward Direct Mail, laws have been proposed in 15+ states to create “Do Not Mail” registries. ” Some Resources to Reach Baby Boomers Online BOOMj : A niche portal and social networking site serving Baby Boomers and Generation Jones. Eldr : News for the 60+ generation.

Preparing for Planned Giving Conversations—24 Terms You Need to Know

Connection Cafe

Contingent Bequest: This is a provision in a will, trust, or estate plan that allocates a gift to a designated charity as an alternative to a higher priority bequest or condition to be met. This large variety of transfer vehicles, also known of “beneficiary designation form gifts”, are fast becoming a preferred way to leave charitable gifts, especially among Baby-Boomers and younger generations. Have you established a planned giving program?

Reaching Baby Boomers: The Next Big Demographic in Nonprofit Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

Direct Mail typically generates a 0.5% To add more fuel to the fire, the Direct Marketing Association says that due to rising consumer hostility toward Direct Mail, laws have been proposed in 15+ states to create “Do Not Mail” registries. ” Some Resources to Reach Baby Boomers Online BOOMj : A niche portal and social networking site serving Baby Boomers and Generation Jones. Eldr : News for the 60+ generation.

Observations from The Tech Virtual Museum Workshop, Month 1

Museum 2.0

For me, it means spending a lot more time facilitating idea generation and communicating with others than being an independent creative agent. Second Life presents a whole new set of rules--governing everything from social interactions to the laws of physics--that have jolted me and museum colleagues out of the boxes in which we typically develop exhibits. We're trying to conceive a viable alternative to Second Life for those who can't get in.

Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange Talks about the Global Citizen Center

Have Fun - Do Good

They build a building, and then they just fill it up, and there's an architecture firm, and a law firm, and whatever. He has done a lot to sink the empire, but I think now the choice before us is do we run around the decks of the Titanic saying, "This boat sucks, I protest" or do we get together and build an alternative boat, a solar-powered, wind-powered boat with a party on deck, scantily-clad people with drinks in their hand dancing to cool music, and pull up alongside the Titanic.