ITWorks & SAP America: Connecting Young Adults To Bright Futures


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.

5 Community Needs That Companies Can Impact Now

Connection Cafe

Since the crisis began, the Association of Corporation Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) has supported hundreds of companies in their effort to effectively deploy their human and financial resources to help those that are most vulnerable in communities.

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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. Locking arms with local and philanthropic partners, community and nonprofit leaders, and corporate executives, they made the decision to do something that hadn’t been done before.

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.” Carson, PhD, CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. 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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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America spread #GoSilent across the web for Memorial Day

Amy Sample Ward

If you’re in the US today, there’s probably little chance you didn’t know it was Memorial Day – from the specials on TV, to local events, to remembrance stories, and even community gatherings, it’s hard to miss the message of today’s holiday.

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An invisible economy in Latin America and the Caribbean?


But, what does this have to do with Latin America? Book Review: The Crowdfunding Revolution Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya Get Open Community on Audible Relevancy on Social Media: How Current Events Improve Support Mobile – from Strategy to Implementation.

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. And the conference itself resonated with joy, participation, and community.

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. The National Endowment for the Arts has the Our Town program, which supports arts projects that make communities more livable.

Community Foundations, Donor Advised Funds, and Cloud-based Technology – An Insider’s Look At This Winning Trifecta

Connection Cafe

It was 20 years to the month that my wife and I established our DAF at our local community foundation, and I marveled at how technology had evolved over this time period. These features are the product of client input in the fast-growing community foundation, cloud-solution-user community.

New Customer: Complete College America


We are very pleased to announce another new customer among the VisionLink network, Complete College America. In an economy this rough, the skills or our workforce have fundamental consequences for our communities and our nation. 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.

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.

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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.

Portraits of the People: Northeast America and Sandy


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. Disasters demonstrate the connections within and among community.

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. Mobile outreach can also help connect local communities of supporters.

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.

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.

To Strengthen Democracy in America, Think Tech

Tech Soup Blog

Sifry is the co-founder and executive director of Civic Hall, a new community center for civic tech based in New York City. Editor's note — This blog piece by Micah Sifry touches on the still inadequate state of funding for nonprofit technology.

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. I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities. Bring Americans together to strengthen communities. As allies, we got to be part of strengthening a rural community by developing this lasting partnership with Be a Leader and Duncan Family Farms. We’re Public Allies Arizona Class of 2014 and we all are going to keep getting things done for America.

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

Gov 2.0, Shirky & Local Communities

Amy Sample Ward

David Wilcox and I are getting ready for iterations on Social by Social - the first two being applications of the lessons learned and strategies for using social media shared in Social by Social ( read online or download the PDF for free, or buy your hardcopy ) in local communities and the same for local government. It’s something I say all the tine: my brain can only hold so much, but when I rely on my community, on the web, I can be SO much smarter!

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USA TODAY launches '#America Wants,' a Twitter hashtag campaign for charity -

AFP Blog

USA TODAY launches '#America Wants,' a Twitter hashtag campaign for charity -: "Have a charity that's near and dear to you? Here's your chance to help it out in a big way.The Kindness community is excited to announce USA TODAY's '#AmericaWants' Twitter campaign for charity where the top tweet-getting charity will receive one full-page, full-color ad in USA TODAY -- a value of $189,400

Support for our fallen is down. I’m not driving a semi, but I’m joining the parade.

Connection Cafe

On Saturday, the week-long journey will culminate at Arlington in honor of National Wreaths Across America Day. The Beginning of Wreaths Across America. Wreaths Across America’s Incredible Impact. There are 240,000 headstones at Arlington, each one deserving of a wreath.

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? .

Community Building Through Social Media with Joelle Berman


What’s really interesting about Joelle’s work is that she helps build community through social media for the 155 overnight summer camps that the FJC supports across North America. SXSW 2011: Joelle Berman Talks Social Media and Community Building with Frank Barry.

Give Local America: Getting People Excited About Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Over the last year, I’ve been facilitating a peer learning network of community foundations, grantees of the Knight Foundation, that are hosting Giving Days throughout the year. Participants are learning and sharing best practices.

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. Grassroots Leadership organizes communities to fight back against detention and deportation both in Texas and nationally.

The 2009 America's Giving Challenge


In 2007-2008 America’s Giving Challenge encouraged 70,000 individuals to help raise more than $1.8 With the explosion of social media, America’s Giving Challenge hopes to get even more people involved this year and raise a lot more money for nonprofits. Do you have tips on how to win online challenges like the America’s Giving Challenge? million for nonprofit organizations.

United Way Community Leaders Conference


The UW Community Leaders Conference is under way right now in Nashville, TN. Participants include leaders from the private sector, elected officials, other non-profit organizations, and of course local United Ways across America. On how organizations can work together to make change happen in communities through strengthening education, income and health.

Building Community: Who / How / Why

Museum 2.0

We invited community members in, to be active contributors, collaborators, and co-creators in our museum space. They talked about community building. I don’t think there is a way to directly build community. We can’t sit down and say, “let’s go build some community.” Participation is one (of many) tactics for building community. As time has gone on, my attention has shifted from the tactic of participation to the outcome of building community.

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Anything to Be Learned from America’s Most Generous Cities Online?

Connection Cafe

” The community of Austin has created a campaign called, “I live here, I give here” to help change the culture of philanthropy based on research that “tells us that most of us (Austinites) would give more if we knew more about the needs here at home.” The nonprofits we are working with understand the value of online engagement and are proud of the communities they support and in turn the support they get. Author: Tad Druart.

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

EveryAction clients include some of the largest and most successful organizations, including the National Audubon Society, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the United Nations Foundation. Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C.,

December 2010 Community Builder’s Chat Wrap-up #CommBuild

Amy Sample Ward

In this month’s chat,we had some good discussion around social media guildines and online community moderation. Job announcements are permitted only for positions at AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and Senior Corps programs; at state commissions; with training and technical assistance providers; and at the Corporation. Monthly Chats chat commbuild community builder guidelines social media

Growing the NetSquared Community

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in. Central and South America.

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 Before the campaign launched, I asked Lori Finch, Vice President of Community Foundations at Kimbia how they plan to succeed: What specific objectives are you measuring during the campaign? 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.

40% of Association Members’ Online Time is in Professional Communities [Research]

AFP Blog

40% of Association Members’ Online Time is in Professional Communities [Research] : A new research project from the Society of New Communication Research called, The Social Mind, examines the rise of new social behaviors and interrelationships between individuals, organizations, and influencers. The three year series of studies surveyed more than 400 professionals and highly educated people in North America who participate in social media networks.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities. The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in.

Infographic: Data From America's Biggest Online Giving Challenge


Last spring I learned about the 24-hour online Give Local America fundraising 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. 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.

Learn from the Pros at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I’ll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Central and South America. Central and South America. North America.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities. The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in.

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. Michele Martin has graciously agreed to lead the charge and created this widget (Thanks Michele) Not only that she invited her blog community to participate. 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.

Oldstyle Community Management


Photo by ferricide It's been a big month for Online Community Management in my circles. Do you run an online community? The definition is pretty sketchy, ranging from a blog with active commenters to, say, America Online.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group.

Building a Digitally Literate Community

Tech Soup Blog

Libraries, nonprofits, and schools are already working hard to teach digital skills and competency, but they need support of the entire community to help people thrive in the technology age. A digitally inclusive community won't be a reality until it becomes an actual community effort.