Robert Weiner

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.

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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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.

Lame spams of the day: eBay and Paypal transfers

Robert Weiner

Bank account BANK OF AMERICA. I got a ton of these earlier this week. First clue it's spam: when you get 10 versions of the same message. I particularly like the randomized "buyer emails" like lorem.eget.mollis@tinciduntDonecvitae.ca. The text was all variations on this theme: Transaction ID 934493892393 Transaction Time : 7/23/2012 03:00 PDT. Your funds are now available. Dear robert@rlweiner.com, The funds from this eBay payment are now available for use.

Lame spam of the day: You are highly needed

Robert Weiner

As a result of this, I have to escape and stayed behind to make sure that I am able to get these boxes out before coming to America, knowingly, that if I am able to get this done I will live a better life. Most of these 419 scam emails aren't worth glancing at, but the language in this one was too good to pass up. Including links to real news stories is a nice touch.

Lame spam of the day: FBI and Nigeria still want to send me money

Robert Weiner

America. I wrote about a version of this one last year, but the language of this version is so tortured that I have to post it. No official-looking seal this time. Sender: FBI OFFICE (office.fbi3@gmail.com). Subject: FROM IMF HEAD OFFICE. Text: Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division. FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Federal Bureau Of Investigation. J.Edgar Hoover Building. 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001. www.fbi.gov.

The Economy May Be Down, but Online Giving Is Up

Robert Weiner

They looked at online giving for five nonprofit clients during September and October (Easter Seals, Habitat for Humanity International, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oxfam America, and The Wilderness Society) and compared those results to the same two months in 2007. M+R Strategic Services says that although the economy is down, online giving is up (as of November 2008).

Inside the Mind of a Top Donor

Robert Weiner

Lokey, who has appeared on The Chronicle’s list of America’s top donors every year since 2000. The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently conducted an online discussion with Lorry I. Mr. Lokey responded to questions such as. What is the biggest mistake development officers make when first meeting a new prospect? How could a small institution with big aspirations engage donors with significant financial capability? What do you see as the ED’s role in working with major donors?

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.

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. ————-.

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?

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.

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

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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.

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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.