Staying Nimble in a Time of Change

Connection Cafe

These are unprecedented times. The 2016 Presidential election, and its outcome, signaled a significant shift in America – certain voices became louder and new perspectives came closer to the forefront.

Online Collaboration: Taking Education to New Heights

Tech Soup Blog

Taking Education to New Heights. Pamela Clark began New Heights Educational Group in 2006, as part of a lifelong commitment to education. Born to a dysfunctional family, Pamela was raised by her grandmother, who taught her that "no time spent on a child is ever wasted."

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Infographic: Data From America's Biggest Online Giving Challenge


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. Sector Raised the Most: Health and Human Services followed by Education. Time Of Day Most Money Was Donated: 11AM CT. 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.

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. Create and Share Educational Content.

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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. Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground In developing the Presentations of Impact on healthy futures, economic opportunities and education each of us allies experienced two types of conflict. With the support of the cohort, program managers and supervisors we have continued through hard times.

CWA Uses Text Messages to Rally Their Members with Real-Time Updates

Mobile Commons

Communications Workers of America , the largest telecommunications union in the country, is using text messaging to communicate with their members and assemble them at a moment’s notice. Working America Drives Local Action with Targeted Text Messages.


Take a Baby Step Toward Education Through Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

The Baby Steps Video Competition makes one big statement… that engaging with a child in the first five years of life, regardless of the activity, is the single most important step parents, care providers and educators can take to helping that child succeed. Pacific time.

Raise Your Hand for Girls on October 11, 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Globally, 1 in 3 girls around the world is denied an education by the daily realities of poverty, violence and discrimination. Making it through both primary and secondary education is critical to girls being able to help break the cycle of poverty.

12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the near future, nearly 10 billion humans will be in need of food and clean water, health services, education, and shelter. A messaging app revolution is happening throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Is Content Really King?

Connection Cafe

Recipes that Emeril Lagasse featured on Good Morning America. During my time managing the web site for what is now the Jewish Federations of North America, one of the most consistently popular web pages was an article on Jewish death, burial and mourning practices.

Creativity in Education (and Life) Can Change the World

Have Fun - Do Good

and figuring out how I would get it done on my own time. We live in a time when we need creativity more than ever to find innovative solutions to the world's problems. Unfortunately, America's creativity scores are declining.

Hot Association Membership and Marketing Jobs this week – January 26


We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Marketing Manager to work on membership acquisition, engagement, career development, and retention activities within our Marketing department in Washington, DC.

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Hot association jobs this week – March 23


The others are Environmental Education, Environmental Protection and Restoration, and Litigation. Given the uncertain political times and the gap between where we should be and where we are, our challenge is huge.

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Announcing… 29 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2012!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I choose nonprofits that in my mind have excelled at social media throughout the previous year and represent causes that I feel are timely for the coming year. Hold corporate-owned media accountable to its democratic purpose to educate (not manipulate) the masses: @ AccuracyInMedia , @ NPR. Educate about the reality of rampant childhood sexual abuse in America: @ Darkness2Light. Educate about the realities of climate change in the 21st Century: @ TckTckTck.

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.

Lessons from IGS16: The How-To’s for Applying the SDGs to Grantmaking

Connection Cafe

In case you missed it, last week was the second annual International Grantmaking Symposium (IGS) , presented by CAF America in partnership with UNDP. This was a very timely panel as we have all felt the momentum build behind philanthropy for the SDGs.

How Nonprofits Helped America Vote: 2006 | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

The Foundation Operations and Management Report—New Advice for Funders and Grantmakers

Connection Cafe

As funders, many of us spend quite a bit of time looking outward. Yet how often do we take the time to look in the mirror? Depending on the reports you read about the exact pay gap in America, the number we found is very close to those found throughout society. Sending board members to conferences or education. We look at the world around us and find outlets that reflect our philanthropic passions. We look at communities to see needs and possibilities.

Tapping Giving USA Data for Year-Round Success

Connection Cafe

Each June, nonprofit and philanthropy leaders gather for the unveiling of what’s become an annual report card for charitable giving in America and, by extension, for fundraisers. Another critical contribution the report makes is a view of giving over time.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. So give your local organizer a hug next time you see them! The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in. Central and South America. TARGET END LINKS ## Central and South America. ## North America. ## Africa. ## Europe. ## Asia and Pacific Rim. --> North America.

High Net-Worth Individuals: Your Joyful, Generous and Inspired Donors

Connection Cafe

Karen is an industry leader, a faculty member for the Institute for Charitable Giving, and presents for CASE (The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education).Karen Last Summer I participated in a conference held by CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education).

9 Things To Do After A Donor Donates


Take time to learn about your supporters. “Meeting donors where they’re at is a combination of providing the right message in the right place at the right time,” says Jeffrey Haguewood of Hubspot. For additional resources, visit Give Local America.

4 Ways to Participate Online in the 2016 AFP International Fundraising Conference

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The general sessions are definitely worth tuning into (Kofi Annan and Kumi Naidoo) and the education sessions will no doubt provide some valuable new insight into fundraising trends.

$10 Will Help Cambodian Youngster Mon Channy Get An Education and Live a Better Life!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The America's Giving Challenge will be over in another ten days. Nhuong says,"I understand how difficult it is to obtain an education when you have no money and more importantly when food and clothing are scarce. Mon Chany is in the middle.

The Three Major Components of a Successful Annual Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

In 2015, America set a record for charitable giving, beating the previous record by four percent. They contain powerful content and create exposure for your organization by educating others on your past, current and future efforts.

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Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Bridgespan Group interviewed more than 45 people to better understand how some of America’s most innovative cities are using hard data and evidence to steer funding decisions and set priorities. 2014 Nonprofit Content Marketing: Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends—North America.

Provide the Nonprofit Voice to America's Broadband Plan


Flickr Photo by Chi King The Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comment on how to draft America's national broadband plan. consumer would pay for service that’s 100 times slower.

Hot Association Marketing Jobs This Week – December 22


Vice President, Marketing , National Association of Federal Credit Unions – NAFCU is the leading trade association for America’s federally-insured credit unions. The programs and conferences we offer throughout the year and across the nation aim to inspire, invigorate, and educate.

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Millennial Voices: Advocates and Activists Over Donors and Volunteers

Connection Cafe

Millennials are dissatisfied with and uncertain about America’s future , says the most recent research released by Achieve in the Millennial Impact Report, The Power of Voice: A New Era of Cause Activation and Social Issue Adoption. Prior to the 2016 election, millennials’ top concerns were education and employment/wages. It’s time to put preconceived notions around who donates to causes and nonprofits to rest—and soon.

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Latest Association & Nonprofit Jobs – April 12


Associate Director of Digital Strategy , NAFCU – NAFCU is the leading trade association for America’s federally-insured credit unions. Our mission is to provide our members and the credit union industry the absolute best in federal advocacy, education, and compliance assistance.

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50 Nonprofits Every U.S. Politican Should Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 50 nonprofits listed below are tackling some of the most important economic, social and political issues of our time. Education Week :: @ EducationWeek. Feeding America :: @ FeedingAmerica. Oxfam America :: @ OxfamAmerica.

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Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Europe and Latin America. She founded the firm to leverage my background in finance, education, and environmental areas. Many times, nonprofits, especially smaller ones, do not have the resources to hire outside consultants to measure the impact of their programs.

Martin Luther King Day 2015


As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl. Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, 1964 It is still the Winter of America''s discontent. I grew up in an America where legally-mandated segregation was reality.

Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. Girls Education International :: @ GirlsED.

Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In addition, more than 35 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training, mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills. At this time, we are not integrating any location-based mobile strategies at store locations.

22 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The profits from the BeadforLife Store go into training and community programs in Uganda and education in North America. BFAS runs the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the United States and works nationwide to create a time of No More Homeless Pets.

400 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Seeing a significant number of emails being sent during this time period begs the causation or correlation question. Getting the right message to the right people at the right time is still critical. Celebrate With Us, There’s Still Time. Steve, time is running out!

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Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We worked with a network of women’s rights NGOs located throughout Latin America and Guatemala who traveled to Antigua for the multi-day training. The challenge is getting people’s attention when time is up because the noise level goes up.

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When Data Gets Personal


At, any public school teacher in America can ask for funding for a particular classroom need and any individual can donate to support that project. Class and poverty in America are hard to talk about. It’s hard truths finding big hearts one school at a time.

7 Can’t-Miss Nonprofit Conferences for 2017

NonProfit Hub

In the past five years, Cause Camp has brought hundreds of nonprofit professionals together from all over North America and throughout the world. Thanks to cutting-edge streaming capabilities, Cause Camp is able to deliver inspiration and education to anyone with an internet connection if they can’t be with us in-person in Lincoln. In our roll-up-my-sleeves and get-r-done , scrappy nature, we tend to take advantage of any and all resources at our fingertips in the nonprofit sector.