Your Official #NN17 Local's Guide to Atlanta


Center for Nonviolent Social Change is a must-visit site for the thousands of progressive activists descending on Atlanta. For some reason, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta's downtown is the only place in the world where you can see whale sharks in captivity. Read more about the ethical debate around Atlanta's whale sharks. Former President Jimmy Carter's Center & Presidential Library is located near downtown Atlanta, and definitely worth a visit. Atlanta Beltline.

Philanthropy Front and Center-Atlanta: Do Good™

AFP Blog

Philanthropy Front and Center-Atlanta: Do Good™: "Do Good™The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has launched the Do Good™ Channel on its web site. It is powered by good2gether™, a new service that connects people to causes through a broad network of high-traffic websites. good2gether™ enables nonprofits to enter volunteering opportunities, events and in-kind donation needs (at no charge) once – then

Atlanta’s ThePort Network raises $2.8M of $4M financing | TechJournal South

AFP Blog

Atlanta’s ThePort Network raises $2.8M of $4M financing | TechJournal South: "ATLANTA – ThePort Network, which sells social media solutions to nonprofit organizations, has raised $2.8 million of an equity financing targeted at $4 million, according to a regulatory filing

Let's Help Kara Get To the NTC in Atlanta

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

. The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is to nonprofit techies what SXSW is to social media professionals. Translation: You have to go! I've been going before the NTC was the NTC. This year's conference will celebrate the 10th Anniversary. Woo Hoo!

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

ACCP / Atlanta, GA / TBD. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country!

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Social Value International / Atlanta, GA / $225. Grant Professionals Association / Atlanta, GA / $840. The 18th Annual Conference will take place at the spectacular Hyatt Regency Atlanta located at 265 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Hands On to merge with DC nonprofit |

AFP Blog

Hands On to merge with DC nonprofit | "Two of the nation's leading volunteer coordination agencies, one based in Atlanta, will merge.Hands On Network in Atlanta, which helped train and coordinate more than 600,000 volunteers in 49 cities and eight foreign counties last year, will merge with the Washington's Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network.

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The Power of Kawaii for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Via Zoo Atlanta: Polar Bear Cubs (Endangered). Via Zoo Atlanta. Looking at cute images, particularly those of baby animals, has been proven to increase our brain’s concentration levels for a short time afterwards.

ThePort Releases New Whitepaper to Help Nonprofit Organizations Evaluate Social Networking Software

AFP Blog

Press ReleaseThePort Releases New Whitepaper to Help Nonprofit Organizations Evaluate Social Networking Software: "Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 -- Social media solutions provider ThePort Network, Inc. announced today the availability of a new whitepaper entitled 'How to Identify Enterprise-Class Social Networking Platforms.' The whitepaper discusses critical factors organizations must

Why does NTEN like Bohemian Rhapsody? For you!

Amy Sample Ward

NTEN is hoping to raise $10,000 from the nonprofit technology community again this year, and Convio is going to match those dollars to help get as many folks to #10NTC in Atlanta this April 8-10.

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PQMD: Medical Surplus Recovery Organization Planning


Lori Warrens, the executive director of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter and others are on-site today planning the upcoming Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO) Conference to be held at the Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta this July.

Volunteermatch Debuts Fresh Look And New Features To Make It Easier To Volunteer

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASEVolunteermatch Debuts Fresh Look And New Features To Make It Easier To Volunteer: "Volunteermatch Debuts Fresh Look And New Features To Make It Easier To VolunteerChanges mean faster, smarter searches and new social networking tools(CSRwire) ATLANTA, GA, - June 1, 2008 - Today, at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, VolunteerMatch showed off upgrades to its Web

Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

Amy Sample Ward

Atlanta Councilman chooses Twitter. Last week, I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference here in New York.

Conference blog keeps you in the loop « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog - Philanthropy Potluck

AFP Blog

Conference blog keeps you in the loop « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog - Philanthropy Potluck: "The national Council on Foundations’ (COF) annual conference began this morning in Atlanta. COF’s president Steve Gunderson writes, “There is energy and urgency in the air. It’s a critical time for the country and the world. And it’s just the right time for the more than 1,300 people here to

Building Stronger Online Communities Without Losing Your Sanity

Amy Sample Ward

Next week I’ll be in Atlanta for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference ( connect with me there! ). So, we have a few ways you can join in (even if you aren’t in Atlanta) and make this session even more valuable for everyone! but want to be sure all those following the session from outside Atlanta can catch it all (and so you can find what everyone else is sharing, too!).

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Last 10 (selected) links

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

List of Nonprofit, NPO, NGO Websites Using Drupal » The ENGINE Blog » ENGINE Industries: Atlanta, Georgia Web Design. The reason I post these is because 1) I think they might be helpful resources, and 2) you can get a feeling for what I’m working on, or thinking about (or wishing for.) For instance, the reason there are so many links about Amazon is that we are now beginning a project that uses amazon in earnest, with some others possibly on the way. PolicyTool for Social Media.

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Southeast DeKalb, Buckhead residents give most to charity |

AFP Blog

Southeast DeKalb, Buckhead residents give most to charity | "Southeast DeKalb, Buckhead residents give most to charityAlso those in south Fulton, north Fayette and portions of Clayton CountyBy MATT KEMPNER and MEGAN CLARKEThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 04/17/07As metro Atlantans scrambled to finish their taxes, many got a chance to tally how generous they

Nominations Closing Soon for $10,000 Pizzigati Prize

Robert Weiner

The winner will be announced this April at NTEN's 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta. The Tides Foundation is accepting nominations for the annual Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest. The prize will award $10,000 to an open-source software developer whose work is helping nonprofits succeed. Nominations will be accepted through February 1, 2010. From the announcement: read more.

[PODCAST] INSPIRE with Jeff Nelson

NonProfit Hub

Jeff grew the organization from a small start-up in Chicago, with two staff members supporting 32 students, to a leading college access and success organization with a staff of 150 supporting 13,000 students in Chicago, Houston, New York, Massachusetts, Metro Atlanta and Bay Area.

Social Enterprise Alliance

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It will be held in Atlanta in early March, and I will definitely be there I am proud to be affiliated with the Social Enterprise Alliance, a group that works to advance the cause of people who run enterprises with a social mission. Early bird registration has just started for the Seventh Gathering, the annual meeting of the Alliance.

Off to NTC!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be leaving on a jet plane, to Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference. This will be my 7th NTC since 2001 (or, more accurately, my 5th. I went to two Circuit Rider Roundups.). I’m looking forward to it. I’m speaking in two sessions: “ Collaborative Problem Solving for Consultants &# organized by Robert Weiner, and “ Earth to Cloud &# part of the fabulous Tech Track organized by Peter Campbell.

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Social by Social Giveaway for 10NTC

Amy Sample Ward

I’m getting my bags packed to fly to Atlanta for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference and discovered that I have 4 copies of Social by Social left – and I’m going to give them away!

February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!


Did you know that in 1997 the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta was the first to introduce a 2-1-1 service? VisionLink Is Proud To Support 2-1-1s Do you know 2-1-1? 1 Later, in 2000, the Federal Communications Commission approved 2-1-1 nationwide as a short number in the United States.

3 Nonprofits Aim to Better Connect with Donors

Connection Cafe

So in early October, the School reconvened its Atlanta cabinet, advising the volunteers not to “waste good prospects on a bad economy,” Montgomery says. Fundraising is getting personal.

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How Weinstein Hospice Uses Smart Segmentation to Identify Key Donors

Connection Cafe

Enter smart segmentation and enter our amazing customers, Weinstein Hospice in Atlanta. Atlanta is one of very few communities to have a home-based not-for-profit Jewish hospice. When it comes to fundraising, having the right information about your donors is critical.

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Cool Nonprofit Jobs This Week – May 24


Sponsorship Director , Atlanta Habitat for Humanity – Atlanta Habitat for Humanity (AHFH), a nonprofit affordable homeownership affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, partners with families and neighborhood residents to build home and revitalize communities.

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Into the Cloud: Park Pride


Park Pride is a nonprofit that works to create and improve parks in the greater Atlanta metro area by engaging communities, advocating, and volunteering in parks and community gardens.

Lori Warrens Joins VisionLink


Before becoming a VisionLinker, Lori was COO and CEO of the United Way of Atlanta where she developed the 2-1-1 concept and led the city''s planning activities to ensure vulnerable citizens retained access to critical services during the 1996 Summer Olympics. We are pleased to announce that Lori Warrens recently joined VisionLink as Senior Director of Community Solutions and we could not be more thrilled!

What Matters Most to Event Fundraisers?


What was your answer? Is it online tools to help you administer your events and register participants? Is it logistics and course planning for your run, walk, or ride? Is it getting high-profile sponsors to help defray costs and gain exposure?

Help more nonprofits go to NTC

Judi Sohn

This year, I consciously decided not to apply for the Atlanta NTC. I got an e-certificate from United so my flight to Atlanta cost under $100 round trip. In 2005, I naively accepted an offer to run operations for a new nonprofit. I was always comfortable in technology, I was comfortable working with nonprofits. What else did I need to know? I didn't have a clue.

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Help more nonprofits go to NTC

Judi Sohn

This year, I consciously decided not to apply for the Atlanta NTC. I got an e-certificate from United so my flight to Atlanta cost under $100 round trip. In 2005, I naively accepted an offer to run operations for a new nonprofit. I was always comfortable in technology, I was comfortable working with nonprofits. What else did I need to know? I didn't have a clue.

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Happy 10NTC Eve!

Connection Cafe

I’m in Atlanta on the eve of the 2010 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference and excited about the few people that I have already run into and looking forward to reuniting with more friends and NPTech peeps. They might also give you a better idea of which session to attend here in Atlanta.

Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

A similar example is that of an Atlanta city councilman who chose to post a message to Twitter asking for a medic to respond to an unconscious woman on the street rather than to dial 911 when his mobile phone battery was very low.

10NTC: What do you want to talk about?

Amy Sample Ward

The 10NTC will be April 8-10, 2010, in Atlanta, GA - mark your calendars now! See you in Atlanta for 10NTC!

[YOUR IDEAS NEEDED] Crowdsourcing for Problem Solving – Live!


I will be assisting Rick Johnston with his ASAE13 session in Atlanta on Monday on “Crowdsourcing for Problem Solving”, along with IdeaScale’s Josh Folk. We need your help!


Amy Sample Ward

The Nonprofit Technology Conference is in Atlanta April 8-10 and Beth Kanter and Janet Fouts crowd-sourced a book of tips and tricks for the event. Tap into the consciousness of social media and remarkable things can happen. That’s how #SOCIALMEDIA NONPROFIT tweet came to be. They blogged and tweeted top nonprofit and social media folks for help. In a week they got quotes in 140 characters or less from over 30 different sources.

Do-Gooders, Start Your Engines!

Tech Soup Blog

Today is the first day of the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta! Have fun, learn much, share often, and connect. If you'd like a recap of where to find TechSoup Global during # 10NTC , please visit [link].

Net Tuesdays around the world: 6 new groups!

Amy Sample Ward

Net2 Atlanta , organized by Erica Stanley, has a shiny new online space and the offline events are creating great opportunities for Atlanta community members to come together and share. I’m so excited about these new groups! Originally posted on the NetSquared blog.). Every month, the NetSquared community comes together offline in cities around the world at Net Tuesday events to mix, swap stories and ideas, build new relationships, and collaborate.

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Boiling it Down to the Basics | P2P Fundraising is Defined by Engagement

Connection Cafe

Are you in the Atlanta area? What separates peer-to-peer fundraising from the other revenue channels? Engagement. I was recently reminded of this by one of my team members. She shared that working on a team with peer-to-peer fundraising consultants has made her a better online marketer.

AIRS Annual Conference: Innovation Platform for I&R


Or my personal favorite: 1997 - "United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta introduces a 2-1-1." Every year, I&R industry experts, cross-sector partners, and friends gather in a major city to present, share new technology, connect with friends, and discuss ideas shared in conference sessions or sketched out on paper napkins in the hotel lobby.

Pollination Project: $1,000 seed grants to individual change makers

Have Fun - Do Good

Do you have an idea for a world-changing project that could bloom with some seed money? The new Pollination Project is giving $1,000 seed grants to individual changemakers, every day, 365 days a year.

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The Secret to Going Viral: Harnessing the Kevin Bacon Effect


Guest post by Darian Rodriguez Heyman , creator of the nationwide Social Media for Nonprofits conference series and former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation. .

Run the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards!

See What's Out There

It was just a few months ago that we announced the winners of the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards on the YouTube homepage and live at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta. Now, we’re looking for one fine person to run next year’s contest. Please share this opportunity among your networks! ————————————————– AWARDS PROGRAM MANAGER See3 Communications [.].