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.”

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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.

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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 […].

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.

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. ————-.

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.

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The State of Volunteering In America

Wild Apricot Blog

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

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[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.

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.

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.

5 Instagram Ideas for Nonprofits to Boost Followers and Engagement

Connection Cafe

At the Lupus Foundation of America , we’ve been active on Instagram since 2013, though until recently, it was not a central part of our organization’s social media strategy.

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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.

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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How “Give Local America” Raised Over $51 Million In 24 Hours

John Haydon

Give Local America (Tuesday, May 6, 2014) raised over $51,641,978.98 Give Local America ‘s goals are to generate significant philanthropy outside of the traditional giving season with a focus on supporting local communities and local organizations. We anticipate Give Local America is going to be an annual event, and we want to see a strong foundation built. What made you decide to create Give Local America?

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.

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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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.

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?

The Art of People Powered Storytelling Through Social Media

NetWits

Petri Darby is the Director of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy at Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. Social Media Video Series #nptech Make-a-Wish Foundation of America Non-Profit Non-profit marketing Petri Darby social media Social Media Strategy

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.

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.

Case Study: M+R Walks Us Through Testing an Email Fundraising Campaign from Oxfam America

NTEN

M+R Strategic Services has been working with Oxfam America, an international relief organization, since 2002. [Editor's note: The following is an excerpt of a case study in the March 2011 issue of NTEN:Change.

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To Strengthen Democracy in America, Think Tech

Tech Soup Blog

Editor's note — This blog piece by Micah Sifry touches on the still inadequate state of funding for nonprofit technology. Foundation Center's new Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy platform reveals the state of nonprofit technology funding in a critical area in some detail.

Flight Safety Videos Take Content Marketing to New Heights

See What's Out There

strategy air new zealand content content marketing delta in-flight safety videos marketing southwest airlines virgin america Many airlines have spiced up their in-flight safety videos to keep passengers entertained and engaged with their brands.

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.

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.

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. How would you describe Virgin America in social networking analysis and mapping terminology? .

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.

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

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'.

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).

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.

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.

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.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Marketing Magic Bullet, Burrito Principle, and npEngage Magazine

Connection Cafe

This issue features the ways in which both Wreaths Across America and BuildOn are setting new standards for mission advancement, guidance from Fundraising Coach Marc Pitman on filling the gaps in the nonprofit industry, and advice from Ryan Scapellato on how to gauge constituent loyalty.

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.

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.

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.

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).