Charleston’s Maggie House Top Earner In ‘Arkansas Gives’ | Times Record

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Charleston’s Maggie House Top Earner In ‘Arkansas Gives’ | Times Record : "The Maggie House in Charleston, a home under construction for abused and neglected children, received the most donations in the Arkansas Community Foundation’s inaugural Arkansas Gives fundraising campaign last week in association with the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance.

Carroll County News: Story: Recovery Arkansas Web site has new features added

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Carroll County News: Story: Recovery Arkansas Web site has new features added: "Arkansas Coalition for Excellence (ACE): ACE is committed to the state's nonprofit sector. As the state's designee, ACE pursues nonprofit ARRA grants, contracts and public program opportunities.For more information visit: [link


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NetCentric Advocacy: Values Voters: Winning With Science in Arkansas?

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Main | Valdis Krebs - Social network analysis: 1987-2007 » SlideShare » April 25, 2007 Values Voters: Winning With Science in Arkansas? Posted at 12:25 PM in Personal Rants | Permalink Technorati Tags : campaigns , frames , global warming , lakoff | Reblog (0) Comments Values Voters: Winning With Science in Arkansas? NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Women. Women.

Editorial: Giving Thursday Means Giving Twice | Times Record

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But wait, there’s more: Each donation given qualifies the nonprofit for additional bonus dollars from the Arkansas Community Foundation." ''via Blog this Editorial: Giving Thursday Means Giving Twice | Times Record : "For all the days we’ve wanted to give and haven’t, there is a chance for redemption. Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, Arkansans are challenged to give to the charity of their choice.

Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

Arkansas. . . What is the EFSLMP? The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program is an initiative from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, a division of the Department of Labor. . Purpose of EFSLMP. The focus of the EFSLMP is to provide mentorship to "core states" through intensive technical assistance.

Supporting Artists With Disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Creativity Explored operates a studio on 16th Street in San Francisco which includes about 60 artists, and another studio on Arkansas Street where another 20 people work. For the past ten years, Benetech’s Bookshare library has provided accessible books for people with print disabilities. Bookshare helps people who cannot read standard text participate in the world of ideas.

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Text TEACHING to 30644 for Information about a New Scholarship

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Arkansas reports , “It is estimated that by 2015, about 280,000 teachers in these fields will be needed in schools throughout America. If you’re Latino and have a background in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), it’s now $30,000 easier to get a Master’s degree in Education – thanks to a new scholarship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Food Stamp Search Suggests Hard Times Are Spreading like a Flu.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Is it fair to assume that the actual surge next year will include Oregon, Alabama, Arkansas, New Mexico, etc. Google Trends and US Department of Agriculture Results are compared in these images. They are different. I was reading up on trend analysis and the predictive power of Google to "see" trends before the official government agencies.

One Global Development Organization Welcomes Pinterest


For those of you unfamiliar with Heifer, it’s an international development organization based in Little Rock, Arkansas, that provides livestock and training to disadvantaged families throughout the world in an effort to end poverty and hunger.

Keeping history alive and lost productivity in the office

Connection Cafe

Growing up in Southeast Kansas it was a simple trip to neighboring Arkansas and a visit to Pea Ridge National Military Park. I visited Pea Ridge battlefield again while my brother attended the University Arkansas and still have the photos of what is one of the best preserved battlefields in the country. Until his retirement, my dad was a social studies teacher at the high school level. Most often we told people he was a history professor as that was the easiest way to explain it.

How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.

Beth Kanter

Perhaps you can relate to this chart from Gerard Matthews , Communications Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. Are you an one-person communications department? As a one-person communications department, your workload, which includes doing the social media, is always increasing.’s New Text Message Game Lets Young People See Through the Eyes of a Civil Rights Activist

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They created Little Rock Nine Text , a text message choose-your-own-adventure which walks participants through the difficult decisions faced by the first black teens to integrate a segregated high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. When racial injustice is a daily headline, how does a high school teenager find the courage to take action and fight back? Our country’s history is filled with role models like the brave activists of the civil rights era.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging

Tech Soup Blog

Expert guests include: Jody Dilday ( @jdilday ), executive director of Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas ( @SPSFNWA ), has spent her career raising awareness and support for nonprofit organizations. Here at TechSoup, we’re big on empowering nonprofits and libraries to make smart do-it-yourself technology choices since we know time, staff, and money are all limited resources. This month, we're examining the landscape of DIY blogging.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Arkansas. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

Arts Assessment: Let's Stop "Proving" and Start Improving

Museum 2.0

Consider the recent research at the University of Arkansas about the value of school field trips to cultural institutions. Research and assessment is rare in the arts, and it tends to focus on "proving" our value. Economic impact studies. Studies of how arts participation affects student test scores. This kind of research has two big problems: It puts most of our assessment capacity into research for someone else, on someone else''s terms.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Valdis Krebs - Social network analysis: 1987-2007 » SlideShare

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Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Values Voters: Winning With Science in Arkansas? NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Main | Who is Sick? Network Traffic Map of Sickness » April 25, 2007 Valdis Krebs - Social network analysis: 1987-2007 » SlideShare Valdis is one of the greats. I just love his work.

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

Beth Kanter

Rich Huddleston Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, is an example. If your nonprofit’s executive director or CEO a thought leader? Thought leaders drive conversations – online and off, influence others, and shape perceptions in their field. They are the respected voices who others turn to understand sector social change issues.

eNews: New Articles


Presented in partnership with the Arkansas Coalition for Excellence. PublishDate: May 2012. May 2012. 10 Things To Consider in a CRM Constituent Relationship Management systems allow you to track a 360 degree view of all your interactions with constituents. What's more, all the available options--including, CiviCRM, SugarCRM and Microsoft Dynamics CRM--are relatively inexpensive for nonprofits, or even free. Here's what to keep in mind when looking at new systems.

Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support

Beth Kanter

As I said to Tyler at the conclusion of the first chat, ‘I was so happy I could cry.’” – Janet Holmes Uchendu, Arkansas Arts Center. Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support Guest Post. by Dorie Wallace Vice President, Customer Support, Blackbaud. Millions of nonprofits around the globe do incredible work each day to make the world a better place for all of us. Running a nonprofit is possibly one of the most important jobs out there.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Really, Your Tax.

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The website resolves to a similar organization called Lets Bring them Home , headquartered in Arkansas. Organizations that reincorporate in another state also have to reapply for a new charitable exemption, so Id guess that they abandoned The Nations Missing Children in Arizona and went for a new brand in Arkansas. Thats a delicious mystery, but Ill let the Arkansas people, or the organizations donors, worry about it.

Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social

Beth Kanter

One Person Communications Department: Arkansas Advocates for Children has a one-person communications department. Today I presented on a “featured session” at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Grapevine, Texas. The conference theme was “Working Together in the Era of the Individual.” ” I facilitated an interactive featured session on why and how leaders should be engaged on social as well as other insiders (employees, board, and volunteers).

Research Friday: Why Give to International Charities?

ASU Lodestar Center

She has vast international experience since she was born in El Salvador and has lived in California, Arkansas, Mexico, Guatemala, and Arizona while also traveling to several other countries. posted by Karina Lungo , Research Aide, ASU Lodestar Center. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a. continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to. highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can. inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice.

Boosting Arizona's Philanthropic Resources

ASU Lodestar Center

Only two of the ten most generous states (Utah and Arkansas) had higher state and local tax burdens than Arizona. posted by. Marissa Theisen , President & CEO. Arizona Grantmakers Forum. In my last post , I highlighted the current status of Arizona's philanthropic sector, based on a research report released by Arizona Grantmakers Forum in January 2011. The report was based on 2008 tax data for both institutions and individuals.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Little Rock, Arkansas: QuickBooks Made Easy. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships. That's why we're thrilled that NetSquared is joining TechSoup in having a strong presence at this year's Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, DC.

The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands: Book Giveaway Winners Announced

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Another feature of the program will be Safe America’s recruitment of First Ladies/Spouses in ALL 50 states to lead local, state educational efforts — building on West Virginia First Lady Gayle Manchin and her husband, Governor and Senator-Elect Joe Manchin’s efforts that reached 40 states in 2010 and had the active involvement of Governors and First Spouses in Kentucky, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Washington state, West Virginia, Iowa, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Utah and Tennessee.”.

Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Jody Dilday , executive director of Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas (SPSFNA). As part of TechSoup's do-it-yourself month, Nonprofits Live (NPLive) featured a discussion of blogging. Blogging is a great way for organizations to communicate and establish themselves as thought leaders. NPLive's guests were: Rosetta Thurman , blogger and author. Melissa Schilling , writer and photographer for Project Hope Art. Will Coley , founder of Aquifer Media.

7 Tips for Engaging Donors on the Move

Mobile Commons

The students were challenged to make difficult decisions that mirrored those made by the Little Rock 9, some of the first black students to integrate a segregated Arkansas high school. It’s becoming clearer and clearer every day. Mobile isn’t just a fad; it’s here to stay! In fact, digital media mogul Mashable recently issued a statement saying that nonprofits should be focusing more on mobile. Their conclusion was drawn from a study of nonprofit email campaigns.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » I am Michael Hoffman

See What's Out There

I am not on the anthropology faculty of the University of Arkansas. I have never even been to Arkansas.

Effective Fundraising with Facebook Causes


One of our favorite stories came about because Michelle Miles didn't have time to volunteer at her local hospital, the Arkansas Children's Hospital, due to her busy school and work schedule. million people who now write on the wall about their experiences with cancer, donate money to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, and post pictures on the cause. Susan Gordon, Causes.

How Experimentation and Measurement Can Help Win A Little Bet with Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

This month the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families presented the results of their experiment with promoted posts on Facebook for their Medicaid Toolkit Rollout. As part of my work at the Packard Foundation, I have the honor of working with a cluster of grantees working on children’s healthcare coverage on a networked capacity building project called “ Friending the Finish Line.”

Meet A Social Butterfly Who Cares About Nonprofits Causes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My family, myself and a small group of dedicated and committed individuals started a non-profit in Arkansas that benefits multiple sclerosis and works in partnership with the MS Society. Butterfly by Beth Kanter Social Butterfly writes about nonprofits and social change and social media. I got to know her when she asked me to participate in her Blogging Neighbor Series 1. Tell me a little about you.

Finding the Great Impact Story

Tech Soup Blog

A couple years ago I was working at a nonprofit, and I made a call to a small grassroots organizing group in Arkansas. I was building social media contacts with progressive policy organizations and conducting a routine communications capacity audit. The executive director and I got talking and, as she saw my interest in her work, she shared their organization's struggles fighting the closure of rural post offices in their community.

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Balance the Spontaneous and Strategic of Social Media: Newsjacking and Obamacare

Beth Kanter

Brett Kincaid, Outreach Director, for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families , said that being organic without too much structure helped them be more effective with their social media integration. It is sort of like the difference between a play that is totally scripted and doing an improv scene where actors know the general narrative but the specific lines are spontaneous and created on the spot. (2)

NetCentric Advocacy: Women. Women. Mother. Mother.

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Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « The future belongs to the Curious | Main | Values Voters: Winning With Science in Arkansas? NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. » April 24, 2007 Women. Women. Mother. Mother. I spent an amazing week in Pittsburgh hanging out and working with an amazing group of inspiring women and mothers. The basic themes were focused on health, women and the environment.