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.

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. They also reported the Giving Days helped increase their overall donations for the year.

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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. million raised and the title of the most generous city in America. Jamie now partners with 92 nd Street Y and is helping shape civic campaigns and movements around the country.

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.

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.

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. This event also provided a workshop for parents about Be a Leader’s resources to help their children go on to college. 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.

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. We’ve developed a few ideas and tools to help drive content creation as well as engage individuals.

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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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?

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. Meeting people in the field who are willing to help them, and who want them to succeed, changes their outlook on life. Leadership it ITWorks SAP America technology

Hurricane Sandy: How to Help

Frogloop

I also wanted to share Cynthia Samuels, (who runs the Care2 Cause Channel) terrific compilation of resources on how folks can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Facebook Global Disaster Relief page : all kinds of information and helping opportunities.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

We have groups in 20 countries, and last year we held 600+ events helping 17,000+ nonprofit employees, board members, volunteers, and community leaders. And if there isn't a group nearby, we'll help you start one. Central and South America. Central and South America.

Conscious Computing: 7 Apps and Tips That Help You Focus, Reduce Stress, and Get Work Done

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m facilitating and presenting on a panel session at the Opera America National Conference taking place in San Francisco this week with Guillaume DeCugis, CEO of Scoop.It Here are some of the tools that can help make better habits or break bad ones.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

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.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills. The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in. Central and South America.

SafeNight: App That Helps Domestic Violence Nonprofits Crowdsource Funding for Shelter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s an app that helps fund a hotel room for people leaving violent situations. I’ve asked for your help sharing the word before. Now, I’m asking for your help in paying for the phone cards we need to make this pilot go.

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A Project Management Lesson from Captain America

Idealware

Elaina Buzzell is a consultant helping nonprofits best communicate their programs and missions. 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. But, for the planning to help to its fullest, you need to.

Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated. In Peru, the group explored how Azure can help NGOs and in Tanzania , people learned about the concept of cloud productivity services. Central and South America.

Community Technology Alliance: Helping Address Homelessness with Mobile Technology

Tech Soup Blog

While there have been numerous studies done on mobile phone use in the developing world, very little work has been done in understanding mobile use among homeless in America. At TechSoup, we believe in digital inclusion and using technology for social good.

New Book Reveals How Cause Marketing Helps Nonprofits Succeed

Frogloop

to Feeding America and charity: water. We’re hearing lots more these days about “Cause Marketing.” ” What is that, anyway?

Help Kids Live Longer and Healthier. Help means Connect. Help Means Act.

Network-Centric Advocacy

America did not just decide to over eat and stop moving. There is only one way to organize a movement, "ask". Will you do something about childhood obesity?

Feeding a Need: New App Helps Youth Find Free Summer Meals

Tech Soup Blog

And there's a new free mobile app called Range that helps libraries, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and others working with youth locate those free meal sites this summer. The statistics on hunger in America are startling: 14.5%

Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is a post to help me identify what I don't know about social network analysis and mapping tools with the hope that you'll fill in the gaps in the comments. I flew back from DC last night on Virgin America.

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Free Office 365 Roadshow Events Are Coming to America

Tech Soup Blog

Office 365 Roadshows Coming to America. Can't make it to a roadshow event, but want some help migrating to Office 365 ? If you could get the scoop on Office 365 in a single day, would you be interested?

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

You can help your tech-shy NGO friends cross the digital divide by bringing them to a nonprofit tech meetup. The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in. Central and South America. Central and South America.

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). Vice President, has helped design and implement.

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.

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Help Empower Women Rights Organizations in the Ukraine

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At the age of 13, my grandfather left his country and ended up as a refugee in America. Despite harsh conditions, he made a new life in a new country, but never forgot his homeland. The technology they learn will help them reach, support and advocate for more women. .

Donors needed for our friends in Japan. Will you help?

Connection Cafe

It’s just few days after the worst earthquake ever recorded in Japan, followed by a devastating tsunami and still uncertain consequences around affected nuclear plants, and many of us are thinking about how we can help. When I hear how they are affected, it makes me want to help even more. In the meantime, please do consider if you can help. Oxfam America. The Jewish Federations of North America. Author: Molly Brooksbank.

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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.

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.

NTEN is Hiring: Join the us and help serve the nonprofit technology community!

NTEN

Do you want to be part of the team helping organizations put technology to use for social change? S/he will also support NTEN’s 501 Tech Club program by coordinating with 501 Tech Club leaders across North America. NTEN is looking for technology, community, and event lovers to join us in our work serving the nonprofit technology sector. We currently have 3 staff positions and 1 contract position open.

Volunteers of America: Getting Results

Connection Cafe

Guest blog alert: Donna from Charity Dynamics (a Convio Solution Provider ) is sharing an real-life example of how integrated marketing and fundraising helped a nonprofit increase online revenue by more than 100%. 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. See more of our work with Volunteers of America Author: Cheryl Black.

3 Ideas for How to Help Congress Work Together

Have Fun - Do Good

We are and forever will be the United States of America." "If you think of the definition of public service, it's to solve problems." ~ Senator Olympia Snowe Senator (R-ME), 60 Minutes "Thanks to all who participated in elections by voting.

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Department Produces Complete College America’s National STEM Careers Academy

VisionLink

We’ve made progress in giving students from all backgrounds access to college – but we haven’t finished the all-important job of helping them achieve a degree.

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.

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.

Help Voters Get to the Polls with the Mobile Commons Polling Place Locator

Mobile Commons

To help make that task easier, Mobile Commons is excited to offer our text message polling place locator. Text Message Information Lookups Help Everyone. A photo posted by Working America (@workingamerica) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:54am PDT. Did you make a plan to vote this year?

NTEN is Hiring: Join us and help serve the nonprofit technology community!

NTEN

Do you want to be part of the team helping organizations put technology to use for social change? S/he will also support NTEN’s 501 Tech Club program by coordinating with 501 Tech Club leaders across North America. NTEN is looking for technology, community, and event lovers to join us in our work serving the nonprofit technology sector. We currently have 3 staff positions and 1 contract position open.

February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!

VisionLink

3 Today, VisionLink would like to share our gratitude towards all 2-1-1’s across North America and the qualified call specialists, the backbone of 2-1-1. 2-1-1 is confidential and helps people across North America find the local resources they need.