Behind the Scenes: America Supporting Americas

Connection Cafe

This time, we're behind the scenes at America Supporting Americans (ASA), an organization working to improve the lives of men and women in the military through their three signature programs: Adopt-A-Unit, Foster-A-Unit, and the Youth Civic Action and Awareness Program. Here’s her interview with Connection Café: CC: What’s your elevator pitch about what America Supporting Americans does? Author: Emily Goodstein.

Are There Too Many Nonprofits in America?

NonProfit Hub

America’s nonprofit sector has steadily grown over the past century, which has left a lot of people hesitant to start new nonprofit organizations and uncertain about the future of their already-existing ones. The post Are There Too Many Nonprofits in America? In a new study titled “ A Field Too Crowded? How Measures of Market Structure Shape Nonprofit Fiscal Health,” a group of scholars set out to answer the question of whether or not there are too many nonprofits in the U.S.—or,

ITWorks & SAP America: Connecting Young Adults To Bright Futures

TechImpact

14 students from the ITWorks program in the Philadelphia area visited SAP America last week for Career Day this year. SAP America, located in Newtown Square, PA, is a subsidiary of SAP AG, a multinational technology company producing enterprise software solutions.

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Consulting is Proud to support the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy

VisionLink

VisionLink’s unique Strategic Advantage consulting department is proud to be supporting the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy (CCA).

Reimagining Museums with Latin America Leading the Way

Museum 2.0

El Museo Reimaginado is a collaborative effort of museum professionals in North and South America to explore museums' potential as community catalysts. Earlier this month, I went to a conference that renewed my faith in conferences. I first sensed the difference at the front door.

How Baltimore Became the Most Generous City in America on Giving Tuesday

Connection Cafe

They created the BMore Gives More campaign and set out to become the most generous city in America. million raised and the title of the most generous city in America. What does it take to really commit to a goal—one bigger than you’ve ever set for yourself before?

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With the clock ticking for Give Local America on May 5, community foundations and others are finalizing plans for this national day of online giving. Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota.

Apple Stores accepting old iPad donations for Teach for America

AFP Blog

Apple Stores accepting old iPad donations for Teach for America

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Give Local America: Getting People Excited About Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Several community foundations will be part of Give Local America , a campaign that encourages and supports local philanthropy and the 100th anniversary of community foundations in the US and the vital role they play.

Kimbia CEO to Forfeit Salary in Plan to Address Give Local America Debacle - NonProfit PRO

AFP Blog

Kimbia CEO to Forfeit Salary in Plan to Address Give Local America Debacle - NonProfit PRO : 'via Blog this

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America spread #GoSilent across the web for Memorial Day

Amy Sample Ward

Just before noon, I decided to go online and see what those in my networks were sharing from their own celebrations or reflections, and immediately found the #GoSilent campaign from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

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Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time | Beth’s Blog

AFP Blog

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time | Beth’s Blog : "Note from Beth: Peter Panepento wrote a thoughtful piece earlier this week about #givedaylessons and gave me permission to republish it here. Also, if you have not read it, Kivi Leroux-Miller has written a stellar piece called “The Heroes and Villains of Give Local America Story.“ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento" 'via Blog this'.

New Customer: Complete College America

VisionLink

We are very pleased to announce another new customer among the VisionLink network, Complete College America. Funded by Gates, Ford, Carnegie, Kellog and the Lumina Foundations, this is a nation wide initiative building voice and capacity to increase college completion rates, with a state by state strategy. The president of the National Governor''s Association has adopted this as a primary issue for the NGA, and in a very short time, this alliance has grown to more than 25 member states.

Infographic: America’s Biggest One Day Giving Challenge

TechImpact

Give Local America is a 24 hour online fundraising challenge. The post Infographic: America’s Biggest One Day Giving Challenge appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. If you thought Giving Tuesday was the only one day giving bonanza of the year, you’re missing out on the biggest giving day of the first half of the year. On May 6th in 2014, there were an incredible 306,098 total donations and over $53 […].

Most Generous Cities in America

Connection Cafe

Author: Cheryl Black. How generous is your city? Check out the cities that made the top 10 for most generous online. Alexandria, VA. Cambridge, MA. Arlington, VA. Seattle, WA. Washington, DC. Berkeley, CA. Louis, MO. San Francisco, CA. Ann Arbor, MI. Minneapolis, MN. The ranking comes from 273 cities with total population of more than 100,000 based on per capita online giving and total amount donated online through Convio’s online marketing and fundraising suite.

Will Give Local America Be The Largest Crowd Funding Event in History?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Give Local America , powered by Kimbia’s technology, is an effort to coordinate giving days on one platform. Last year, Give Local America raised more than $53 million from more than 306,000 gifts in 2014. Give Local America emphasizes small, local nonprofits.

Lame spam of the day: America Airlines ticket order

Robert Weiner

This one caught my eye for a second. I thought, "I don't remember booking anything with American lately." The lazy spammer didn't even bother to include any graphics to make it look official. Sender: American Airlines (information-no77537@aa.com). Subject: Your Order##91991988. Text: Dear Customer, FLIGHT NUMBER 984. ELECTRONIC 746879098. DATE & TIME / NOVEMBER 17, 2011, 11:53 PM. ARRIVING / NEW YORK JFK. TOTAL PRICE / 321.56 Please find your ticket attached. You can print your ticket.

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America’s Giving Challenge 2009

Robert Weiner

The latest round of the America's Giving Challenge is on. This is a national competition to encourage people to use their personal and social networks to help win cash for their favorite nonprofit. The Giving Challenge is not focused on how much money you can raise, but on how successful you are at getting people to donate to your cause. The goal is to get as many unique daily donations as possible (minimum of $10), to your cause each day. The contest runs through November 6, 2009.

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Department Produces Complete College America’s National STEM Careers Academy

VisionLink

CompleteCollege.org With funding from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, Complete College America (CCA) is working to dramatically increase the number of college students obtaining high-demand STEM degrees (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Volunteers of America: Getting Results

Connection Cafe

In 2009 Volunteers of America looked to get more out of their online fundraising program by tapping into the power of integrated online and offline fundraising. Strategic Plan : Charity Dynamics worked with Volunteers of America to create an online strategic plan inclusive of engagement and fundraising campaigns, benchmarks and online fundraising goals for twelve months. See more of our work with Volunteers of America Author: Cheryl Black.

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also, if you have not read it, Kivi Leroux-Miller has written a stellar piece called “ The Heroes and Villains of Give Local America Story. “ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento.

The Worst Nonprofit in America

John Haydon

The Tampa Bay Times , Center for Investigative Reporting , and CNN have created a list of the 50 worst nonprofits in America. Kids Wish Network tops the list. Fundraising fundraising research worst charities

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An invisible economy in Latin America and the Caribbean?

SocialFish

But, what does this have to do with Latin America? This is a guest post by Felipe Buitrago, consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank, related to his awesome new book about the Orange Economy. I plan to write more about this later, but take a look first. ————-.

Funding Rural America: Bridging the Resource Gap

Tech Soup Blog

If your charity or library happens to be located in rural America, it's not your imagination that it is harder to get grant funding in rural locations.

One Lesson from the #iGiveLocal “Give Local America” Fiasco | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

AFP Blog

Kivi has some great lessons learned here One Lesson from the #iGiveLocal “Give Local America” Fiasco | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog : "Instead, this post is about lessons learned for communications pros. of the thousands of nonprofits participating in Give Local campaigns across America were sending donors directly to donation pages on Kimbia’s platform.

Portraits of the People: Northeast America and Sandy

VisionLink

Sometimes it helps to see the people impacted by disaster--the personal stories. It helps us see what other members of our extended community are going through, and a reminder that each of us could find ourselves in this situation sometime in the future, if it is not already part of our past.

[SPECIAL EDITION PODCAST] How America Gives | Ft. Stacy Palmer

NonProfit Hub

Chronicle just released their 2017 Special Report titled How America Gives. The post [SPECIAL EDITION PODCAST] How America Gives | Ft. In this special edition podcast, Randy talked with the editor of Chronicle of Philanthropy , Stacy Palmer. It’s a comprehensive look into giving trends nationwide through exclusive analysis of Internal Revenue Service data. You can see charitable-donation figures from every state, metropolitan area, and county.

Whoo hoo! Give Local America raised $68.5 million for 9000 nonprofits!

SocialFish

THANK YOU so much to everyone who donated money, a share or a tweet to help with the Give Local America National Giving Day on May 5. BIG THINGS come out of small actions and we’re very happy to have been a part of it! What’s next, you ask?

Infographic: Data From America's Biggest Online Giving Challenge

Frogloop

Last spring I learned about the 24-hour online Give Local America fundraising challenge. Give Local America just released their final data from the successful giving day. Check out the rest of the data below and be sure and mark your calendars for May 5, 2015 the next Give Local America online giving challenge. I was inspired by the idea because it provided a great way for local communities to come together and raise money to support local charities and causes.

Zoetica Salon Summary: Feeding America’s Social Media Measurement Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dan Michel, Digital Marketing Manager, Feeding America Twitter: @dpmichel. Dan is the Digital Marketing Manager for Feeding America where he oversees the execution of their external digital strategy which includes social media.

How Social Media Is Disrupting America’s Political System

SocialFish

An essay in 50 tweets by the insightful Clay Shirky. ——— ( photo credit ). Featured Debunking the Hype Social, In Theory

Virgin America As Connector

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the best things about the commute is Virgin America airlines in flight experience. Miro Logo. Since March, I've been commuting between Boston and San Francisco. The food is decent, the is leg room in economy, it's clean, and there is wifi.

The State of Volunteering In America

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are highlights from the "Volunteering and Civic Life in America" research report. Volunteers

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Across America, Hispanic and Latino organizations are leading the way in every realm, including advocacy, education, healthcare, and social services. Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership.

Learn and Serve America > Press Release - Detail

AFP Blog

Learn and Serve America > Press Release - Detail: "Washington D.C. Aiming to tap the skyrocketing popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace to promote social good, the Corporation for National and Community Service today announced $2.3 million in grants to use social media to engage college students in service to meet community needs.The grants provide seed funding to six. NPtech NPSocialNetwork

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8 Annual Reports We Love

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Environment America. Environment America uses page breaks with vivid nature images to delineate their various areas of interest. Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it?

The NonProfit Times - Small Nonprofits Dominate America's Giving Challenge

AFP Blog

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Small Nonprofits Dominate America's Giving ChallengeBy Michele DonohueA 30-day online competition showed how social media allows small nonprofits to garner huge support from donors during America’s Giving Challenge, which ended at 3 p.m.

New Survey: America’s Nonprofits in Danger

Robert Weiner

The Nonprofit Finance Fund just published a survey on how the economic downturn is affecting nonprofits’ current and long-term finances. Their conclusions are scary. According to the executive summary, Only 12% expect to operate above break-even this year. Just 16% anticipate being able to cover their operating expenses in both 2009 and 2010. 31% don’t have enough operating cash in hand to cover more that one month of expenses, and another 31% have less than three months’ worth.

Encouraging Generosity On Social Networks: Assessing America's Giving Challenge and Reflections from Craigslist Nonprofit Bootcamp

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Of note, I wanted to let you know that the reflection paper about America's Giving Challenge from the Case Foundation has been published ( Allison Fine and I were the co-authors.) america giving challenge clbc09 fundraising2.0

Working America Drives Local Action with Targeted Text Messages

Mobile Commons

Working America is a national organization that represents working families on a wide variety of issues. So Working America uses locally targeted mobile outreach to make sure they’re sending their messages to only the people who care about them. To fight the bill, Working America texted just their Michigan constituents. At a recent pizza party in Denver, Colorado, Working America members got a chance to meet like-minded activists and share ideas.

America’s Giving Challenge 2009 Assessment and Reflection Paper

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have completed the assessment and reflection paper for 2009 America’s Giving Challenge for the Case Foundation.

New Intranet for Feeding America | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Feeding America is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization. Feeding America engaged Beaconfire to help them develop a knowledge management strategy and redesign their Intranet.

A Project Management Lesson from Captain America

Idealware

Yes, it's been a year since the movie Captain America: The First Avenger came out, but, just in case you are late watching it, there are spoilers ahead. I was re-watching Captain America recently, and I noticed a great story about good project management. They don't send him to the front lines to win the war or even have scientists examine him, but they instead send Captain America on a tour to sell war bonds.