The State of Volunteering In America

Wild Apricot

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

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. The students were invited by Stephen Shander, SAP America’s chief customer officer and board member on Tech Impact’s board of directors. Leadership it ITWorks SAP America technology

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Why Now is the Time for Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Invest in Digital

Saleforce Nonprofit

By: Sara Leutzinger, National Director, External Communications & Content Strategy for Boys & Girls Club of America. Boys & Girls Clubs of America serve 4.6 National Director, External Communications & Content Strategy for Boys & Girls Club of America.

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. Finances grantstation nonprofit Grant Management Databases Online Grantseeking webinars fundraising nonprofits library philanthropy rural America libraries online fundraising

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,

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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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.

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.

America's Giving Challenge 2009

Tech Soup Blog

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.

To Strengthen Democracy in America, Think Tech

Tech Soup Blog

Support for projects like Creative Commons , the Sunlight Foundation , Code for America , the MIT Center for Civic Media , the Voting Information Project , Patients Like Me , the Citizen Engagement Lab , and Democracy Works/TurboVote has paid huge benefits, fostering a worldwide ecosystem of shareable knowledge, a burgeoning open data movement, the launch of the U.S.

New Intranet for Feeding America | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

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. Feeding America needed a new site and system that would allow them to promote 2-way communications and knowledge sharing between national staff and network members. This saved Feeding America time and money by limiting the scope of customization needed during development.

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.

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. But the wifi isn't the best part, everytime I fly I end up meeting folks who work in social media. Last night, there was a couple setting next to me who once airborne, opened their laptops and started talking.

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. Feeding America is the nation’s leading hunger organization with a network of over 200 food banks serving 37 million Americans struggling with hunger.

[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.

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth Kanter

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. Guest Post by Michelle Huttenhoff, Knight Foundation. At Knight Foundation , we’ve been providing insights on organizing successful Giving Days, and wanted to share the latest information we have gathered.

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). "Between 1970 and 2009, undergraduate enrollment in the United States more than doubled, while the completion rate has been virtually unchanged.

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.) The America's Giving Challenge ended on January 31, 2008 and the idea of using social media and social networking tools has taken off. america giving challenge clbc09 fundraising2.0

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. Brandon, the creator of Humans of New York, began taking portraits for this project in 2010. His work has evolved from capturing portraits to now the stories as well.

Free Office 365 Roadshow Events Are Coming to America

Tech Soup Blog

Office 365 Roadshows Coming to America. If you could get the scoop on Office 365 in a single day, would you be interested? Turns out, we’re offering some free events in September that will do just that. Here's a chance to find out what Office 365 is, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and what it takes to implement it. TechSoup Global and Tech Impact are teaming up to do a series of free one-day events for charities and libraries in September called Office 365 Roadshows.

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. There wasn't one. Instead, I walked into a lush garden in the middle of the city. Courageous speakers from dozens of countries described bold, participatory projects. Birds flew through the proceedings.

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. This is their second online competition that encouraged people to leverage their social networks to raise money and awareness and recruit supporters for the causes they care about most. Allison and I wrote the reflection paper for the first challenge. This year we took a more intercative approach to sharing the findings and learnings.

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

Beth Kanter

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. Last year, many organizations wanted to participate in Give Local America but did not have a local community to participate under.

Public Allies Arizona: Getting Things Done for America

ASU Lodestar Center

The oath reads: I will get things done for America - to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier. We’re Public Allies Arizona Class of 2014 and we all are going to keep getting things done for America. posted by Annie Bello Graduate Public Allies Arizona I quickly realized that Public Allies was no cop out when we were sworn in as AmeriCorps members.

A Farm Bill Should Not Increase Hunger in America

Allegiance Group

Our friends at Feeding America not only provide much needed meals to hungry Americans every day, they also work hard to protect anti-hunger programs like Food Stamps. Their efforts to ensure that these programs aren’t cut from the next version of the Farm Bill is the featured action of the day on Care2.com. Take a moment and contact your legislators and support them in their figh t. Advocacy Current Affairs Marketing Our Clients

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.

What's Your Great Idea to Reinvent America? Rebooting America

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At the 5th Annual Personal Democracy Forum this June we will be publishing " Rebooting America: Democracy in the 21st Century ," an anthology of essays from leading thinkers and activists (see the complete list of invited essayists here.) Submit your essay, tell us how to make America better, stronger, more inclusive and participatory.

How Online Work Can Save America

Tech Soup Blog

In her piece How Online Work Can Save America , Leila Chirayath Janah talks about her work with Samasource , which employs people living in poverty in developing countries to do online "microwork" for companies like Ask.com and Intuit. I remain somewhat skeptical that online work will save America.

Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I flew back from DC last night on Virgin America. They permitted the use of cell phones, so I tweeted that even if you are delayed, it's a pleasant experience on Virgin America. A minute later I noticed Pistachio's tweet about flying Virgin America from Boston and Glenn Stratchan direct messaged me asking what seat I was in because he thought we might be on the same Virgin America flight. .

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth Kanter

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. based software company, created Give Local America so community foundations could host annual one-day fundraising events. Last year, Give Local America raised $68.5

Daily DoGooder: 102 Minutes that Changed America Trailer

See3

Change the world, one video at a time.102 Minutes that Changed America Trailer | 2:14 Siskel/Jacobs Productions September 11th will go down in history as the flashpoint event of this millennium. The United States, had been viciously attacked and the world looked on in horror and anticipation… What would happen next? It is 2011 and [.]. Daily DoGooder

How America is betraying the hungry children of Africa

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Steve Cisler heard me mention this book recently and sent me a spot-on article from the Observer, How America is betraying the hungry children of Africa. One of the things I often talk about in my public speaking is the continuum that goes from pure profit orientation to pure charity. Most social entrepreneurs I know operate somewhere in between, and for good reasons. Charity is an important and good thing, but charity can be a powerful negative force when misapplied.

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America's Giving Challenge for Facebook Causes

Wild Apricot

The Case Foundation, Facebook Causes and PARADE Publications just launched the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge, a competition designed to raise both awareness and funds for charitable causes. From now through November 6, they’ll be giving away a total of $170,00 in prize money to participating U.S.-based based 501(c)(3) charities who raise the most donations through the Causes application on Facebook, with daily and overall awards ranging from $500 to $50,000.

Vote for DataMasher in Apps for America 2

Forum One

Over the past month, I had the privilege of being the Forum One Project Manager for a fun, open-source web application development contest: the Apps for America 2: Data.gov Challenge. In celebration of the release of Data.gov, the Sunlight Foundation sponsored this coding showdown that asked entrants to make a useful web or iPhone application using at least one data feed from the new Data.gov site.

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.

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? For Jamie McDonald and her team at GiveCorps, it took a willingness to fail. You see, Jamie is one of those people who heard about Giving Tuesday early on, and from the beginning it resonated with her.

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.

America’s Fundraising Playbook? [Hint: You’re probably not reaching today’s donors]

Connection Cafe

America is in the midst of a dramatic cultural shift.” This is the opening message from the groundbreaking study out today titled, “ Diversity in Giving: The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy.” In this new study, researchers asked African-American, Asian, and Hispanic donors about their giving priorities, values, and habits. What the study discovered is profound. It revealed that the nonprofit playbook is not only due for an overhaul but probably ALREADY out of date!

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America's Giving Challenge: Bloggers Campaign Roundup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I launched a bloggers campaign as part of the Sharing Foundation's America Giving Challenge. I turned to one of my favorite nonprofit marketing bloggers and colleagues, Marc Sirkin , for some advice and help with the America's Giving Challenge for the Sharing Foundation. If we are four of the top causes to get the most unique donors, we'll win $50,000 for the Sharing Foundation as part of America's Giving Challenge. Sharing Foundation Khmer Literacy Program.

America's Giving Challenge Days: Bloggers Campaign!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The America's Giving Challenge will award $50,000 to the project that gets the most unique donors. If we are four of the top causes to get the most unique donors, we'll win $50,000 for the Sharing Foundation as part of America's Giving Challenge. I can't do this alone and that's why I'm asking my blogger friends to join me and in helping to raise money to help the many children who are touched by the Sharing Foundation's programs.

How Nonprofits Helped America Vote: 2006 | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

» How Nonprofits Helped America Vote: 2006 Posted Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 at 10:56 am by Tim (35 posts) OMB Watch has released a report called How Nonprofits Helped America Vote: 2006 which “ describes nonprofits’ electoral engagement during the 2006 election and their preparation for upcoming elections.&#

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 […].