Introducing the 2021 Classy Awards Leadership Council

Classy

The collective knowledge of our Leadership Council makes the Classy Awards a distinction unlike any other. The Fletcher School & Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University. Senior Vice President for Military, Veteran and Government Affairs.

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Forum One Wins 10 Vega Awards

Forum One

We are excited to announce that Forum One has been recognized as a 2021 Vega Awards winner of 10 awards in eight different categories! The Vega Awards acknowledge those who create and continually expand the digital universe.

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Forum One Wins 12 Communicator Awards

Forum One

We are excited to announce that Forum One has been recognized as a 2021 Communicator Awards winner of 12 awards in six different categories! The Communicator Awards honor excellence in innovation and creative work in marketing and communications.

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Nancy Jo Craig’s Lifetime Achievement Award In Nonprofit Computer Refurbishment

Tech Soup Blog

Each year the International Computer Refurbishers Summit awards a lifetime achievement award. This year the award went to Nancy Jo Craig who runs the nonprofit Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a poet, an environmental activist, and a nonprofit management expert with a masters degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Hispanic Heritage Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. Through HHF’s award-winning LOFT leadership and workforce development program, tens of thousands of students and young professionals are connected to each other and to mentors and resources.

Great reads from around the web on March 2nd

Amy Sample Ward

CTK Foundation Grant Award: Social Media, Technology, and Poetry for the Soul | Community Organizer 2.0 – "I was contacted by my colleague John Haydon last week to write about an interesting foundation grant challenge by the CTK Foundation. John was reaching out to bloggers, asking us if we would write about the launch of the fourth annual CTK Foundation Heart and Soul Grant Award to nonprofit organizations.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Part two talks about understanding the challenges.Foundations take on the biggest and gnarliest social problems (if the problems could be easily solved, the private sector or governments would have already figured them out. Read More » Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input Joe Pringle in Influence 4 Jun 2010 I was invited to present last week at the University of Marylands Human Computer Interaction Labs workshop on Government and Social Media.

Live Blog: Is Technology Really Good for Human Rights

Amy Sample Ward

In Iran we’ve seen it used to get out information and resist censorship but have also seen it used by the government to alter a mobile phone system and monitoring calls. Panelists include: Susan Pointer, Google’s Director of Public Policy & Government Relations. When it comes to the internet, you can of course find lots of examples where twitter or facebook or email have been used by governments or corporations or regimes. Technology infuses my life.

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EENs Avatars Campaign Brings Online Marketing to Life - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

60) Search « M+R and NTEN CMS, Email, Fundraising Benchmarks Study | Main | 51% of Donors Not At All Interested in Social Networks » Monday Apr 21 2008 EENs Avatars Campaign Brings Online Marketing to Life Monday, April 21, 2008 at 02:56PM | by Caitlin Ochs Imagine having the ability to translate virtual reality into actual reality. Roeland Ramakers of EEN , the Dutch affiliate of the ONE Campaign, found a way by launching the worlds first real-life virtual protest.

Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

The Audubon Zoo is located in historic Uptown New Orleans, eaturing an exotic mix of animals from around the world take a break and visit award-winning exhibits such as the Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle showcase. Ranked one of the country's best zoos, take a break from that city life and experience some wilderness at this beautiful zoo. Our friend Carl Baloney, Director of Government Affairs at AIDS United , is also a NOLA native who comes from a family of local business owners.

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EENs Avatars Campaign Brings Online Marketing to Life - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

60) Search « M+R and NTEN CMS, Email, Fundraising Benchmarks Study | Main | 51% of Donors Not At All Interested in Social Networks » Monday Apr 21 2008 EENs Avatars Campaign Brings Online Marketing to Life Monday, April 21, 2008 at 02:56PM | by Caitlin Ochs Imagine having the ability to translate virtual reality into actual reality. Roeland Ramakers of EEN , the Dutch affiliate of the ONE Campaign, found a way by launching the worlds first real-life virtual protest.

Forum One Staff Share OpenGov Ideas

Forum One

On January 21, 2009, the White House issued the Transparency and Open Government Memorandum. The memorandum instructed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to provide guidance to executive departments and agencies on implementing open government. The memorandum outlined the three pillars of open government thereby narrowing the discussion to transparency, participation, and collaboration. On a regular basis, the government should produce a report on submitted cases.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Motivating Donors to Make a Will to Leave a Bequest

Bloomerang

If they have no heirs, it will go to the government. People can name you as beneficiary of all or a portion of a retirement account, savings or checking account or a life insurance policy. Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D.,

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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On The Environment And Conservation Efforts

Kindful

They work to create regional, place-based solutions to preserve and protect natural places, quality of life, and economies at risk from environmental impacts due to changing climate. Today’s funder list focuses on nonprofits supporting the environment and conservation efforts.

From Startup to Social Enterprise … with Rebecca Masisak at the Helm

Tech Soup Blog

Specifically, leading a 9 to 5 life at a job where you "increase shareholder value" and "exceed client expectations," while at night, you spend your precious spare hours working for a cause you love … maybe pug rescue, meals for the homeless, or mental health advocacy … all to make a difference. I love that I can combine the things I am passionate about and the work I love into one life. Thinking about life in social enterprise?

9 Socially Responsible Companies to Applaud

Classy

This philosophy has led to programs like the Classy Awards , now the largest impact awards program in the country, and ClassyGives , an innovative volunteering program for our team and clients. . Companies are no longer content to do well.

Meet Christopher Himes, Classy’s New CEO With an Obsession for Verifiable Value

Classy

Getting to bring this obsession to life at Classy to better serve our nonprofit customers is what gets me up in the morning. How does this customer value obsession come to life? .

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Building Immersive, Innovative Digital Experiences for Arts and Culture

Forum One

Once they established their new brand, they needed an elevated web presence that could bring the brand to life and showcase their vision for the refurbished museum and expanded campus.

Force Multiplier Podcast Episode 2: Creating More Equitable Healthcare

Saleforce Nonprofit

There might not be an example that better exemplifies that than the collaborative COVAX partnership between Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI), and more than 190 governments around the world.

Great reads from around the web on September 15th

Amy Sample Ward

One is on the idea of government 2.0, or government-as-a-platform. The second is on whether the net is better for campaigning than governing. She has trained thousands of causes in effective marketing and media relations, and her marketing materials for nonprofits have won national and international awards. These are some links I wanted to share from September 15th. Find me on Delicious for more!

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Interview with Bryan Stevenson: On Juneteenth and Justice

Saleforce Nonprofit

The book was so popular that it was also made into an award-winning hit film. Stevenson is a lawyer who graduated from Harvard Law School and started EJI to dedicate his life to fighting the unequal treatment of marginalized communities. What is the Opposite of Poverty?

Nonprofit Transparency Best Practices: Building Donor & Public Trust

Whole Whale

Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance evaluates nonprofits based on four charity areas of accountability: governance, results reporting, finances, and truthful and transparent communications. Here are some our favorite examples from our clients: Donate Life America.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. We have gathered an outstanding group of field experts to teach how to build and sustain this kind of governance. Governance / @usdsoles. Governance. NCRC’s Annual Conference is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of community nonprofits, policymakers, government officials, small businesses, banks, and academia, all coming together to create a just economy.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

Since beginning her career, the immensely talented Ava DuVernay has experienced some significant "firsts" - she was the first African American female director to receive a Golden Globe nomination and the first to have her film, Selma , nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture - but she's not finished yet. Originally from California, Harriet Chalmers Adams lived a life that saw her travel through South America, Asia, and the South Pacific. she·ro (pl.

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Going to Davos to Redesign the Planet

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

What about a life-saving drug that poor countries can't afford? Universities and government labs encouraging their technology transfer offices to make social licenses of new technology. Wealthy country governments (and their corporate constituents) being more open to limitations and exceptions treaties and policies at the World Intellectual Property Organization. * National governments should encourage the creation of enterprises with explicitly social objectives.

10 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Startup

Twenti - Digital Marketing For Nonprofits

Look at your own life, and observe which areas produce a lot of waste, use a lot of fossil fuels or other unsustainable resources, and produce the most emissions; you can then use these to think about what products or services would be useful in your own life.

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10 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Startup

Twenti

Look at your own life, and observe which areas produce a lot of waste, use a lot of fossil fuels or other unsustainable resources, and produce the most emissions; you can then use these to think about what products or services would be useful in your own life.

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Majora Carter’s Eco-Entrepreneurship

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Majora’s life journey is an inspiring story. She founded the nonprofit Sustainable South Bronx , was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and today leads the Majora Carter Group , an economic consulting firm she formed in 2008 to bring her approach to underserved communities across the country. Majora Carter is on a quest to save the world one community at a time. That’s because she believes that no one should have to leave his or her neighborhood to live in a better one.

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100+ Fundraising Event Ideas to Try in 2021 and Beyond

Qgiv

As life is turning somewhat back to normal, what will fundraising events look like in a post-COVID world? Board fundraisers – Your nonprofit board of directors is the governing body of your organization. The winners are then awarded with their prizes!

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[VIDEO] The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development

Bloomerang

It just suddenly means they got caught up in life and they’re busy and they need to be reminded. . Just remember, it is not personal if they don’t give, it’s just life.

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Share Your Green Tech Story and Win a Laptop or Tablet!

Tech Soup Blog

Anything that helps your organization use less paper, consume less energy, reduce travel, collaborate online, or extend the life of older computers is a green technology. Sponsor may require proof of written permission as a prerequisite to award of prize, and the inability to produce the proof of written permission within one month of the Sponsor's request may result in disqualification. (c) Dispute Resolution/Governing Law/Waiver of Jury Trial. Are you … A U.S.

How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

Tech Soup Blog

Since then Ushahidi has won other awards, including the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions. It is a $250 Wi-Fi router and mobile modem with eight hours of battery life; it addresses the problem of frequent Internet service and electricity outages in much of the developing world. The rise of mobile, social media, crowdsourcing, blogging, and citizen journalism in the mid-2000s created extraordinary new communication and information-sharing opportunities.

Cause Camp 2020 Speaker Lineup

NonProfit Hub

Kerr was the youngest person awarded a Z. “ Why the Human Connection Still Eclipses Technology “ Genevieve Piturro was a successful television marketing executive in New York City for twenty years when a little girl’s question changed the course of her life forever. She is a local government expert and recently founded Equity Agenda, a nonprofit project that helps cities work to achieve gender equity. Cause Camp 2020 is going to feature next level content.

Twenty "Fearless" Changemakers

Have Fun - Do Good

In addition to winning grants and prizes, the winners will compete for additional awards, which will be decided in a “Fan Favorite” public vote, so vote away! Leslie Neal | ArtSpring | Arts for Incarcerated Women | Homestead, FL ArtSpring uses educational arts programming for developing self-growth and effective life skills for incarcerated women, men and youth.

Data Are Not Information

NTEN

By Jeff Stanger, Director, Center for Digital Information We are obsessed with data — big data, open data, linked data, personal data, government data, visualized data. The Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that 85% of Americans have mobile phones, a majority of which will be Internet connected multimedia smartphones by year's end. The effect is being felt everywhere, from business to science, from government to the arts.

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Bridging the Digital Divide? Tell Us About It!

Tech Soup Blog

A specific example of the positive impact it made in the life of a constituent, in the area of digital inclusion. Sponsor may require proof of written permission as a prerequisite to award of prize, and the inability to produce the proof of written permission within 1 month of the Sponsor’s request may result in disqualification. (c) The winner will be awarded a refurbished tablet supplied by a donor. Dispute Resolution/Governing Law/Waiver of Jury Trial.

Bridging the Digital Divide? Tell Us About It!

Tech Soup Blog

A specific example of the positive impact it made in the life of a constituent, in the area of digital inclusion. Sponsor may require proof of written permission as a prerequisite to award of prize, and the inability to produce the proof of written permission within 1 month of the Sponsor’s request may result in disqualification. (c) The winner will be awarded a refurbished tablet supplied by a donor. Dispute Resolution/Governing Law/Waiver of Jury Trial.

15 Powerful Quotes from the Social Good Summit

Connection Cafe

On September 17, 2017, leaders from government, business and nonprofits gathered alongside celebrities, activists, journalists and concerned citizens at the 92 nd Street Y in New York City for the 8 th annual Social Good Summit (#2030NOW ) to discuss how technology , media and activism can build a better world.

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Saving the California Condor: A Collective Impact Story

ASU Lodestar Center

By this time, there was an official California Condor Recovery Program that included many groups: government agencies managing the program under the Endangered Species Act , environmental organizations, Native American groups, scientists, and zoos. Meanwhile, the condor’s habitat was improved due to work done by government agencies and environmental groups to protect ranging lands and enact laws against lead bullets. government, could single-handedly save the condor.

Cause Camp 2017 Speaker Lineup Announcement

NonProfit Hub

She authors the award-winning Networked Nonprofit Books published by J.Wiley and published the The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout. Kivi Leroux Miller is president of Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com and the award-winning author of two books, “The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause” and “Content Marketing for Nonprofits: A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money.”

Are You Serving Youth in Your Community? Think You Could Use a Free Tablet?

Tech Soup Blog

We want you to tell us how you are using products donated through TechSoup to help the youth in your community develop valuable life skills that will prepare them to take full advantage of their bright futures. Want to know more about how one Philadelphia-based NGO was able to use their TechSoup donation to help homeless teens develop valuable life skills? The winner will be awarded a refurbished tablet supplied by a donor.

Some Reflections about Social Data in the Cloud from the Social Innovation Summit 2012

Beth Kanter

The audience includes top corporate CSR executives, venture capital investors, government leaders, foundations, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs. Another winner featured at the Summit was Barcode of Life consortium (lead by the Smithsonian) received $3 million for DNA barcoding to protect endangered species, of which more than 2,000 are protected from illegal trade by UN regulations.

Using TechSoup Products or Resources for Security? Want a Free Microsoft Tablet?

Tech Soup Blog

Organizations that submit a story that is both innovative and compelling have a chance to win either this sleek Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for first place, or a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 for second place: In addition, winning stories will be showcased on TechSoup.org’s Local Impact Map (LIM), a revolutionary mapping technology that connects our clients to the life-changing impact organizations like yours are achieving with TechSoup’s products on the ground. Are you. A U.S.