#bbcon Just Took Over Austin, TX| Day 1 Recap

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And if we can use the power of photo to show the hard work, memorable images can be ingrained in people’s minds that can last years or even decades. It started off with a bang, literally.

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Legacy of Hope Austin: Dreams for Kids with Special Needs

Tech Soup Blog

" Armed with this vision, Carr secured a private grant and launched Legacy of Hope Austin (LOH) in 2010. Meeting of the Minds: An Engineer with a Desire to Help. " Next Steps for Legacy of Hope Austin. Images: courtesy of Legacy of Hope Austin.

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5 Reasons This Will Be The Best #BBCON Ever

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These sessions are being led by some of the top minds in the industry. Creativing Movements with Digital and Social Media with Austin Graff. Because you can’t have bbcon in ATX without getting to hear “one of the best groups working in Austin today.”

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Philanthropy Southwest / Austin, TX / $675. Social Capital 2019 is a content-rich, invitation-only conference bringing together the brightest nonprofit and corporate minds for a candid exchange on growing strategic partnerships. SXSW / Austin, TX / Price varies.

Reboot Yourself: Take A Digital Detox Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the years, I have experienced the ill effects of staring at screen or sitting in a chair and pounding the keyboard for hours and hours. I’ve learned to take screen less breaks to calibrate my mind and body. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness

If you are into Non Profits and live in Central Texas - Join Us!

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Join the monthly gathering of Austin, TX area nonprofit technology folks! Where: Austin Free-Net Offices, 2209 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702. With so many competing demands for attention (and wallets) today, you need to think strategically and creatively about keeping your causes at the top of the public’s mind. Tags: Uncategorized 501 Tech Club Austin Central Texas Chris Bailey non profits

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Connect with NTEN at SXSW


SXSW is just a few weeks away and we want to be sure that we can connect with all of you NTENers planning to join the technology party in Austin! Fork over your lunch money to a local Austin organization and Convio will match your donation! NTEN Community Series: Austin If you're going to be in Austin for SXSW or are a local nonprofit organization, we hope you'll also participate in the first of our Community Series events for 2012, taking place in Austin on March 9th.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Philanthropy Southwest / Austin, TX / $125. Social Capital 2018 is a content-rich, invitation-only conference bringing together the brightest nonprofit and corporate minds for a candid exchange on growing strategic partnerships. SXSW / Austin, TX / Price varies.

Let’s Connect at 2012 SXSW

Amy Sample Ward

As the Membership Director at NTEN , and as a speaker at this year’s SXSW Interactive , I hope to be able to connect with all of you that may be coming to Austin for the festival or based in the Austin area. NTEN Community Series: Austin.

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SXSW Recap


“The sure thing boat never sails far from shore” sure wouldn’t describe SXSW Interactive’s show in Austin Texas. Returning home and reflecting, Cutting edge, new technology, smart people, networked and ideas more radical than you’d find at other shows is what comes to mind. To get a glimpse at the look and feel of the show from the nonprofit angle watch Chad Norman’s great animoto clip here

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Oxfam America and HSUS: Not just Talking about Social Media, Using It

See What's Out There

Keep these in mind when the powers to be here start pushing SL again. [.]

Crossfit, Human Rights, Shakespeare and the Zoo| How Making it Personal Makes all the Difference

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Or from a community-based angle, check out how Austin Shakespeare (with a full-time staff of just 2 people) leveraged the Amplify Austin campaign to raise over $40K in 24 hours. Seemingly disparate organizations, but the—y all have one thing in common: they all made it personal.

Lowering the ‘Giving Barrier’ for Millennials

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It was easy to get started: I had just moved to Austin, and wanted to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, but wasn’t sure I had the time.

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Fill More Seats and Boost Engagement with These Arts Pricing Terms

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When I worked at Austin Opera, I was surprised to learn that the Mezzanine was often more attractive than the Orchestra. Check out the full article here , and see what ideas it brings to mind for you. It’s no secret that arts pricing is one of my favorite topics (See here. And here ).

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Philanthropy Southwest / Austin, TX / $625. Get ready to learn from some of the best analytics minds out there. It will bring together the practitioners, scientists and creative minds of behavior change to discuss the science and technology of change.

Lights.Camera.Help. - Films for a cause find their festival

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If you haven't already heard, a few great minds in the nonprofit and social media worlds have a new event on the horizon to help bring the power of video to the nonprofit and advocacy space with the Lights. And for anyone who live in the Austin, Texas area, Lights.

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Thank you

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Author: Gene Austin. I can’t think of a better use of my time than to hear what is on the mind of our clients as they use Convio to drive their missions forward. Today at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference I attended the Convio affinity user meeting. My first impression was that both NTC and Convio have come a long way as the room was packed.

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I heard it on the news

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For example, here in Austin, the news stations have shown great interest in how Austin Zoo is dealing with the heat and keeping animals cool. You want to be top of mind during those moments. Author: Tad Druart. The vast majority of donor acquisition spend today is on direct mail.

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Gaming for Good, Joel Bartlett and the Super Chick Sisters


Joel Bartlett runs marketing for PETA ( People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ) and is the creative mind behind a lot of what PETA has going on in the gaming department. Back in March I got a chance to catch up with Joel while at SXSW in Austin, TX.

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4 Essential Steps for Growing Higher Ed Scholarship Programs

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The University of Texas at Austin just announced a new endowment providing free tuition for students from families with incomes less than $65,000. Some of your efforts may not pay off for several years—or even several decades —so keep this in mind when you plan your fundraising strategy. If you’re reading this and attended college, there’s a good chance you’re in debt.

SXSW Scholarships for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

SXSW Interactive – The mega event for the social media industry in Austin, TX – March 8-11th. Non profit leaders, grassroots organizers, individual citizens, and civic-minded entrepreneurs are all eligible.

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9 Amazing Organizations Share Their Tech Success

Tech Soup Blog

" Legacy of Hope Austin. Legacy of Hope Austin is a Texas-based arts charity that's created the 2dance2dream program , providing a way for children with special needs to express themselves through movement and music. " Inward Bound Mindfulness Education.

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Five Reasons Why You Should Attend the 15NTC


You''ve probably heard all of our reasons to attend: over 2,000 attendees, more than 100 educational breakout sessions, two-day Science Fair exhibit hall, valuable networking, and the chance to spend time in the incredible city of Austin. Connect with the Local Community of Nonprofits Don’t travel to Austin without connecting with the local community! We hope to see you in Austin this March! We’ve (almost) been promised that it won’t snow in Austin.

The Single Most Important Asset That Nonprofit Leaders Need To Protect To Ensure Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this month, I caught up with long time colleague, Vincent Stehl, Media Impact Funders in Austin, TX during the the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Original Photo: Flickr - Flood_G.

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What Social Media Strategy Looks like for Safe Place


It was a sunny SxSW Saturday last week where people came together for Zoetica Media 's brunch and brainstorm session -- with one nonprofit in mind: Safe Place. They are doing vital work in the Austin area.

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My Experience at the ARNOVA Conference as an Undergraduate Diversity Scholar

ASU Lodestar Center

I look forward to continuing my research plans, but I also have to keep in mind that there will be people questioning and challenging my work. I am honored that ARNOVA is willing to extend their resources and invitation to the 47th conference in Austin, Texas.

I'm Taking the Pledge Against Hunger, Won't You?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This will provide 140,000 meals for children in Austin. So by helping us send a semi-trailer truck to Austin, you might be able to get one sent to your home state, too. Minds at Work. It's hard times.

iCared with lots of others for Convio Cares Week

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The project that I volunteered at with fifteen other Convio employees was a classroom makeover for a local Austin school, Gus Garcia Middle School. It’s important to keep this in mind when designing campaigns to acquire new supporters or raise awareness for a cause.

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Be Here Now: The Zen of Attending a Conference


My mind was four steps ahead in looking for the “right” panels. Now, I’m on a mission: I will attend every conference now with a clean mind and sense of purpose.

Reflections from #15ntc Session Walking As Work and 20/8/2 Rule

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If a a body at rest or sitting stays at rest, so does the mind. A body in motion or standing stays in motion and so does the mind. People can pair up and connect with other people as needed. I loved the walk we took – down to the River in Austin.

The 7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers


Be mindful to pick the best methods to reach your audiences. His work has been recognized by the Mayor of Austin and featured in the NYTimes, CNN, Forbes, and NPR. By Rob Wu, Founder, CauseVox. Your supporters love your nonprofit and the work that you do. Many of them want to raise funds for your nonprofit or cause, but don't know how to approach it. We know it's a real struggle to fundraise effectively when you're not a professional fundraiser.

Lighting The Beacon @sxsw for our 5th Year

Beaconfire Wire

If all that’s not enough to whet your whistle, what about connecting with like-minds over daily breakfasts, snacks and happy hours (while listening to some awesome live music to benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.). We can’t wait to see all of you in Austin SxSW Interactive is in less than 3 weeks (where did the time go?) and the big question is: will we see YOU there?

Zoetica’s Charity Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As it says on our home page , we want to help mindful organizations affect social change – both charities and companies. You will have to get yourself to Austin on March 13th and find a place to stay. Credit: Awesome artwork by Faith Goble used from Flickr on a Creative Commons license.

Don’t Let Tabs Get You Down

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I guess if everyone embraced change as I do then we wouldn’t be hosting events on change management with NTEN in San Francisco , Atlanta and Austin (yes… that was a plug for our fabulous, can’t miss events. In my mind the launch of Gmail tabs is very telling about our culture. Primary, Social and Promotions, oh my! Since Gmail released their new inbox structure, there’s been a mix of panic and glee. Panic from email marketers and glee from users.

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Weekly Event Round-Up (Oct. 20-Oct. 26)


There''s a lot happening at NTEN, and we want you to get involved! In this weekly roundup, you''ll find the full list of NTEN events, opportunities, and deadlines for participation. Whether it''s in-person events, such as NTEN Labs or 501 Tech Clubs , online Communities of Practice or webinars , or deadlines for contributing content or applications - this weekly round-up has you covered. Also, are you attending an NPTech-related event this month?

Lounge with a Conscience @ South by Southwest

Beaconfire Wire

Want to meet the best & brightest non-profit Geekeratti in Austin this March? Between mind-bending panel sessions, do you need a place to hang with your world-saving entourage, collaborate with colleagues, pull up some WiFi or just get your blog on?

6 Insights The Sharing Economy Tells Us About The Future Of Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s something most of us do almost absent-mindedly today. Rob has raised over $200,000 for his own social good crowdfunding projects, and his work has been recognized by the Mayor of Austin and featured in the NYTimes, CNN, Christian Science Monitor, and WSJ.

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Don’t just DO South by Southwest this year. Do it Good.

Beaconfire Wire

Since its genesis in 1994, the South by Southwest Interactive festival (SxSW-i) has evolved from the horn-rimmed redheaded stepchild of a successful music festival into a massive international event that draws thousands to Austin every March. Note: Reprinted from The Huffington Post.

SXSW Interactive Scholarship Opportunities


The scholarships are open to anyone using new media channels to tackle community problems –including nonprofit leaders, grassroots organizers, individual citizens and civic-minded entrepreneurs. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Austin, as well as providing their own lodging while in Austin. Flickr: Alexdecalvelo SXSW Interactive is offering 5 scholarships to attend the 2012 conference.

Nonprofit SXSW Goodness – Conference List Toppers, To-Dos and Topics of Interest

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It’s less than 24 hours until the masses start filling the Austin Convention Center for one of the biggest and best Interactive conferences of the year: South By Southwest. Truly learn the concept of ''with'' vs. ''for'' straight from the minds of 5 diverse and successful Gen Yers!".

Shine on, you crazy Beacon. Shine on.

Beaconfire Wire

To take our minds off the second blizzard in a week currently bearing down on us here in the DC area, let’s think about happier things. Like Austin Texas, & South by Southwest Interactive. At SXSW 2009, with the help of our partners and colleagues, we planted The Beacon: Lounge with a Conscience at the Austin Convention Center, hoping to give nonprofit professionals and the socially conscious community a place of their own.

Lame spam of the day: Raw spam merge text

Robert Weiner

Howdy|Hi there|Hey there|Hi|Hello|Hey} would you mind {stating|sharing} which blog platform you’re {working with|using}? Howdy|Hi there|Hi|Hey there|Hello|Hey} would you mind letting me know which {webhost|hosting company|web host} you’re {utilizing|working with|using}? Its {like you|such as you} {read|learn} my {mind|thoughts}! Some newbie spammer posted a message on my site that shows the contents of their spam merge database.

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Upcoming Conference Roundup (February - March 2012)


Here you'll find a list of upcoming events that are sure to be buzzing with cause-minded folks. AAPC Annual Pollie Awards & Conference Austin, TX. With the new year in full swing, we're looking forward to all the great events that are coming up this year by refreshing our own 2012 Conferences calendar.