The Anatomy of a Great Grant Application

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to writing a gonna-get-the-gold grant application, it’s all about body language. No problem, see below for a closer examination of the anatomy of an amazing grant application. Attack that application!

Starting Your Nonprofit Grant Application Story the Right Way

NonProfit Hub

In the grant world, you face an expansive world to find foundations who will support you, but knowing how to navigate the seamlessly endless possibilities can make the application process a lot easier to manage. The start of the grant process is similar to writing this article.

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Environmental Scan of Text Messaging Interventions Supports SMS Applications in Healthcare

Mobile Commons

The post Environmental Scan of Text Messaging Interventions Supports SMS Applications in Healthcare appeared first on Mobile Commons. In May 2014, the U.S.

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Scientific community managers: applications for the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program are now open


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has launched the application process for the new Community Engagement Fellows Program, which will provide professional development for engagement experts in the scientific community.

Word Clouds and Grant Applications

Wild Apricot Blog

Can word clouds help you create more effective grant applications? Focusing on the words that appear more frequently in grant requirements, might help your application get noticed.( read more ). forum Non-profit technology

Americans and Text Messaging.pdf (application/pdf Object)

AFP Blog

Americans and Text Messaging.pdf (application/pdf Object) Americans and text messaging 31% of text message users prefer texting to voice calls, and young adults stand out in their use of text messaging

Building a Better Membership Application Form

Wild Apricot Blog

We''ve developed two new resources to help you build a better membership application form. Membership renewal membership-application

Poetry and Songs: Not Your Usual Grant Application Process


You must submit an application by midnight on March 28, 2011, and you'll be notified if you've won on April 10. You may remember my predecessor, Katrin Verclas, who started and runs MobileActive. After a little over three years at the helm of NTEN, I still thank Katrin almost daily for one particular gift she gave us: our values ! She sat us down and had us draft these at our first all-staff meeting with her.

Mobile Applications for Beginners

Tech Soup Blog

More and more organizations realize the potential in smartphones due to their technical capabilities to run applications, or "apps." In this article, I will describe a few of the basic problems related with creating mobile applications. What should the application do?

Ask Idealware: How Do I Use Place-Based Applications?


Andrea Berry answers a common question about real-world uses for place-based applications, like FourSquare. Got a question you'd like to ask Idealware? Email and we may film a video response. -->. Trackback URL for this post: [link]. Social Media

Google Analytics | Application Gallery

AFP Blog

Google Analytics | Application Gallery: "Google Analytics Application GalleryAdd Your ApplicationThis gallery contains applications that extend Google Analytics in new and exciting ways. Start by viewing our featured applications below or by browsing our categories to the left They are solutions that help analysts, marketers, IT teams, and executives get more out of Google Analytics.

The Mobile Design Takeover

See What's Out There

web applications design digital media media mobile mobile design nptech smartphone technology In today’s digital age, there is one major channel now to get information: the screen.

Web Application Frameworks

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I know a lot of pretty serious geeks read this blog, but I also know some folks who aren’t do too, and I figured it was time to do a quick outline of web application frameworks, and how they differ from things like a CMS. A web application framework is one that does require programming to provide the basics of a user interface. Popular web application frameworks include Ruby on Rails (using the Ruby programming language,) CakePHP (using PHP), and django (using Python.)

Technology Challenges Nonprofits Face


” Currently, mobile marketing via peer-to-peer fundraising applications and text-to-donate campaigns are growing in popularity due to their effectiveness. Image courtesy of Rensec IT Consulting.

Life after Common Ground: Part 4 – Soapbox Engage

Judi Sohn

If there was a dictionary definition of an application developer that’s in this market for all the right reasons, it would point to PicNet and call it a day. Tagged: applications , Common Ground , Nonprofit , Nonprofits , nptech , Salesforce.

10 Mandatory Membership Fields to Track in Your Database

Wild Apricot Blog

form registration application strategy membership fieldsIt’s important to keep track of the right member information, because you can analyze it to develop growth, retention, or engagement strategies for your organization. From our experience, here are the 10 mandatory membership fields to track.

13 Useful Facebook Page Applications for your Nonprofit

John Haydon

To help you get the most out of your Facebook Page, there are several applications you should check out. Extended Info – This app works much like the Static FBML application but is slightly easier to use.

Stimulus Applications Could Overwhelm | 44 |

AFP Blog

Stimulus Applications Could Overwhelm | 44 | "Stimulus Applications Could Overwhelm Grants.govBy Sarah CohenThe first federal casualty of the stimulus bill was identified by the Office of Management and Budget this week when OMB director Peter Orszag told agency heads to plan for a possible meltdown of the government's main grantmaking portal

Replacing Mobile Advertising with Real-Time Data

Amy Sample Ward

That’s the question I asked this morning on Qriously, a new application that measures public sentiment, in real time. The application is currently in a closed beta, and I was lucky enough to get access to start playing around with it. Do you believe you can change the world?

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Facebook Charity Application Wins Investors, Grows With Safeway - Bloomberg

AFP Blog

Facebook Charity Application Wins Investors, Grows With Safeway - Bloomberg: "Causes, a for-profit company that lets Facebook Inc.’s s users give money to charities, raised $9 million in new funding and began selling gift cards in supermarkets as it aims to bring more philanthropy to the Web

KPBJ.COM | Local nonprofits' grant applications posted online for public viewing and?funding | Business Daily | The KPBJ | KITSAP PENINSULA BUSINESS JOURNAL

AFP Blog

KPBJ.COM | Local nonprofits'' grant applications posted online for public viewing andfunding | Business Daily | The KPBJ | KITSAP PENINSULA BUSINESS JOURNAL : Local nonprofits'' grant applications posted online for public viewing and funding March 12, 2014 @ 12:05am Kitsap Community Foundation has posted online summaries of grant applications from 71 local nonprofit organizations and invites the public to view and possilby help fund the applications.

4 Tech Solutions To Better Collaboration For Nonprofits


General Tech application apps cloud collaboration conferencing file sharing mobile smartphone tablet technology Image courtesy of The Journal. A connected nonprofit is a successful nonprofit when it comes to collaborating and working in teams.

Lame spam of the day: boundless online grant applications

Robert Weiner

My first thought was that "boundless" online grant applications meant "endless", which would be horrifying. I cling on to listening to the newscast lecture about receiving boundless online grant applications so I have been looking around for the finest site to get one. I was struck by the language in this spammy blog comment. But maybe they mean "for unlimited amounts of money".

WWJ Newsradio 950 - Give Camp Offers Nonprofits Free Application Development

AFP Blog

WWJ Newsradio 950 - Give Camp Offers Nonprofits Free Application Development: "Nearly 100 software developers from all over Michigan wrote a wide variety of software and Web applications for more than a dozen nonprofits over the weekend at the first-ever Ann Arbor Give Camp

Life after Common Ground: Part 6 – Apsona

Judi Sohn

Both applications are generously donated by their developers to non-profit organizations, so there’s no comparison on price. Tagged: applications , Apsona , Common Ground , data , Nonprofit , reporting , Salesforce.

Google, World Bank use Map Maker to improve Africa's disaster response?( - Internet-based applications and services )

AFP Blog

Google, World Bank use Map Maker to improve Africa's disaster response( - Internet-based applications and services ) : Innhold a- Google, World Bank use Map Maker to improve Africa's disaster response o Michael Malakata 19.01.2012 kl 18:33 | Computerworld Zambia By providing access to a Web-based community mapping tool and data, World Bank and Google are aiming to improve the ability of African and other developing countries to monitor public services and respond to disasters

New tech application for controlling diabetes

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I enjoy sharing (when I get permission to) the stories of new social tech ventures that visit Benetech. Because we're not a funder, we usually can't help new social entrepreneurs with their number one need, money. But, we can be a sounding board for new projects and help them on their path to using technology to make the world a better place. One of these projects is the Care Product Institute.

Change Climate Change: A New Approach to Grant Applications?

Amy Sample Ward

March 21st: Deadlines to submit grant applications - 12:00 AM EST. March 28th: Finalists announced and reposted on As you can read below, Green Mountain Coffee and JustMeans have partnered up for the Change Climate Change contest. It’s an interesting combination of social media-based contest, submissions of ideas comments and voted on by readers, and traditional grantmaking, requiring all submission to also fill out a grant proposal for their requested funding.

100 More Online Tools for Non-Profits – Part 1

Wild Apricot Blog

application nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications Non-profit technology nptech Web 2.0 You’ll find a variety of tech tools in this 2-part series, from volunteer and member management, to web publishing and document sharing, to back office tasks, project management, and more.( read more ). web based software web-based software

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100 More Online Tools for Non-Profits – Part 2

Wild Apricot Blog

application nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications Non-profit technology nptech Web 2.0 This is the second in our 2-part series listing a variety of tech tools non-profits can use, from volunteer and member management, to fundraising, to website creation, community building, collaboration, and more.( read more ). web based software web-based software

Universities unite to build better Web applications - LinuxWorld

AFP Blog

Universities unite to build better Web applications - LinuxWorld: "A handful of universities is working to build a software architecture and reusable components that can make Web applications easier to develop and use.Related linksAlpha Doggs blog on network researchFLUID Project10 enterprise software companies to watch04/11/07The University of Toronto said it recently was awarded $2.5

Nonprofits Using Tablet Apps To Improve Fundraising Abilities


According to a recent post from Nonprofit Technology News, recently developed mobile applications are giving nonprofits options as they develop and improve their on-the-fly fundraising techniques. Blog Fundraising Leadership Mobile Tech applications nonprofit tablets

Life after Common Ground: Not-so-final thoughts

Judi Sohn

I focused on features, sure, but with each application the feature I focused on said as much about the mindset of the company as it did about its functionality. Tagged: applications , Common Ground , Nonprofits , Salesforce. Uncategorized applications Common Ground Nonprofits Salesforce 6 weeks ago, I began a series of blog posts highlighting different Salesforce apps I’ve been working with at KELL Partners since leaving Blackbaud/Common Ground behind six months ago.

Mobile Applications for Human Rights


I am excited to learn about a technology and human rights conference entitled The Soul of the New Machine: Human Rights, Technology and New Media. In a partnership between University of California Berkeley Human Rights Center and TechSoup's Netsquared project, the conference is hosting a " Mobile Challenge " encouraging nonprofits and advocacy groups to "combine data, imagery, mapping and social networking to advance human rights."

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Foot Traffic Philanthropy: Location Based Mobile Application - CauseWorld

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, TechCrunch wrote about a new mobile application called CauseWorld Here's how it works: CauseWorld app users earn “karma points” when they walk into stores and check in with their cell phone.

10 Best Practices for Email Security

Tech Soup Blog

anti-spam email security email content anti-phishing security Email Compliance servers Server Applications Anti-malware antivirus Email is a critical business tool for nonprofits.

Flickr giving away 10K pro memberships (to nonprofits) - News - Internet Applications Software

AFP Blog

Flickr giving away 10K pro memberships (to nonprofits) - News - Internet Applications Software: "Flickr is giving away pro accounts to nonprofits and public libraries to showcase their efforts.Yahoo owned photo community Flickr has launched a new program called Flickr for Good.

Facebook Applications: the Future of Fundraising? Probably not. » The Bivings Report

AFP Blog

Facebook Applications: the Future of Fundraising? The Bivings Report: "Facebook Applications: the Future of Fundraising? Probably not. » Probably not.Posted on June 18th, 2007By Erin Teeling in Social Networks, Social ResponsibilityWhen Facebook Platform launched at the end of May , the move was met with surprise and delight from online marketers and software developers who have been hoping for a.

Major Fundraising Application Canned, What’s Next for Nonprofit Databases?


Blackbaud shook the nonprofit tech world last week with its announcement that they were cancelling Common Ground, a popular fundraising application built on and used by small to mid-sized nonprofits. The application was a fee-based, customizable online database for capturing donations and engaging donors. Fundraising applications built on are still the most popular choice for small to mid-size nonprofits.

A Practical Introduction to Using Place-Based Applications


How are organizations using place-based applications like FourSquare or Facebook Places? In this webinar, we'll take a look at the potential of place-based applications. Join us for a talk about what these applications can do, how you could use them and a walk through some case studies of the tools in use in the nonprofit community. Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: September 15, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training.