Why Kansas City Has a Shot at Bridging the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the new Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund. I say thorny because despite the nearly $300 million in stimulus funding awarded by the U.S. So why is Kansas City investing more money on digital inclusion? One concern about the rollout of ultra-fast Internet in Kansas City is that the poorer parts of city have had trouble qualifying for installation due to low demand in those areas - hence the new Digital Inclusion Fund.

Do you recognize these awards?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On the left, we have the Dirk Award. Whatever happened to the Swimming UpStream Award ? Yesterday, I was looking through my 10 year hard drive archive and found the Rider Video from Kansas City That's what I thought of when I saw the DemocracyInAction NpTech Oscar Pool. I love taking trips down memory lane.

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The Dirk Award

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is a history of the award, past recipients, and how it all got started: The Dirk Award dates back to the RoundUp meeting in Kansas City, USA in 2000. The next day, a diligent staff person from Tech Rocks (the organizers of the RoundUp then) took it upon herself to scour the thrift stores of Kansas City to emerge with the strutting, beautifully golden Dirk who has been making rider history ever since. The first recipient was Cheryl Hanback in Kansas City.

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Three Things Coaches As Leaders Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 1, 2007 and has won the Associated Press Coach of the Year award twice.

David Perlmutter Talks Blogs, Interactors, and Jon Stewart - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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60) Search « Five Minutes with Fundraising Guru Ted Hart (Video) | Main | Replay: Using Email to Engage Activists, Cultivate Donors » Friday Aug 29 2008 David Perlmutter Talks Blogs, Interactors, and Jon Stewart Friday, August 29, 2008 at 11:10AM | by Clinton OBrien David Perlmutter , author of the new book Blog Wars , is a professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism & Mass Communications.

Three Things Coaches Must Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobson

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 1, 2007 and has won the Associated Press Coach of the Year award twice.

What Coaches As Leaders Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobson

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 1, 2007 and has won the Associated Press Coach of the Year award twice.

What Coaches Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobson

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 1, 2007 and has won the Associated Press Coach of the Year award twice.

Three Things Coaches Must Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobson

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 1, 2007 and has won the Associated Press Coach of the Year award twice.

Leadership Lessons From Women Who Mean Business

Eric Jacobson

Every year, the Kansas City Business Journal honors 25 women business leaders in the Kansas City metro in its " Women Who Mean Business " awards competition.

Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

NonProfit Hub

HALO, which works with disadvantaged youth in Missouri and Africa, gives this award as part of a handful of awards at an annual happy hour to honor the volunteers. “We We gave one woman the grammar nazi award, it might not seem like much, but it is stuff she’s able to do.”. Volunteer engagement isn’t just a trivial award or public recognition, but rather part of a nonprofit’s culture.

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What Leaders Can Learn From "The Power Of Your Past"

Eric Jacobson

The Kansas City chapter of the American Society of Training and Development recently voted John P. He earned his CSP, Certified Speaking Professional, the highest designation awarded by the National Speakers Association in 1988. Schuster as trainer of the year. He's the author of the book: The Power of Your Past Schuster contends that a leader's past is the biggest, most accessible and most under-utilized resource for making positive change.

Insights From "Women Who Mean Business"

Eric Jacobson

Every year, the Kansas City Business Journal honors 25 women business leaders in the Kansas City metro in its " Women Who Mean Business " awards competition.

How to Incorporate March Madness in Your Nonprofit Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Here’s an example of how one person raised $2,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Kansas. This approach takes a lot of planning and some good financial investments from sponsors to award the participants. March Madness is one of the annual rites of spring time—right along with setting your clocks back an hour and discovering what toys were hidden in the huge snow pile in the backyard.

How To Effectively Communicate With Your 5K Racers

Eric Jacobson

So much of what I've learned about how to best communicate with race participants is by observing the well-organized races operated by KC Running Company , the largest race event management and timing company in the Kansas City metro. My two passions are leadership and running 5K races that benefit nonprofit organizations. I'm halfway through my goal to run 30 5K's this year.

Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships and Photo Competition

Have Fun - Do Good

They will award two $10,000 Undergraduate Scholarships, one $10,000 Graduate Scholarship, four $2,500 Undergraduate Scholarships, and four $2,500 Graduate Scholarships to students pursuing studies in sustainable and organic agriculture. The top four photos, one from each of SARE’s regions in the United States, will receive grand prizes of free attendance and accommodations at SARE’s 20th anniversary conference, March 25-27, 2008 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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5 Tips For Brand Survival In Today's Social Climate

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I met Debbie Laskey in 2009, when we worked together virtually for MicroMentor, Debbie in California, and me in Kansas. Since 2002, she has served as a judge for the Web Marketing Association’s annual web award competition; and she’s been included in the "Top 100 Branding Experts" list to follow on Twitter @DebbieLaskeyMBA. Here’s Debbie’s brief bio.

NTC Day of Service: Our Tenth Year!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This annual event started over a decade ago in Kansas City as a way for nonprofit techies to give back to the local community by volunteering their expertise for a day. We were lucky that David Krumlauf , winner of the NTEN person of the year award, did not let a broken leg keep him from getting on the bus. . On Thursday, April 9th at 8:00 am, we kicked off the tenth Annual Day of Service at NTEN's NTC which was a resounding success!

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Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

In hardware life extension news, the grand award winner for software in Popular Science's Best of What's New 2013 this year is a server/software technology called Neverware Juicebox. This years’ Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to the technology oriented Dutch NGO, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. 2013 was the year of an ever-widening NSA spying scandal with its revelations of how little digital privacy we really have – even heads of state.

What To Think About For Next Year

Eric Jacobson

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO). skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations.

David Perlmutter Talks Blogs, Interactors, and Jon Stewart - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

60) Search « Five Minutes with Fundraising Guru Ted Hart (Video) | Main | Replay: Using Email to Engage Activists, Cultivate Donors » Friday Aug 29 2008 David Perlmutter Talks Blogs, Interactors, and Jon Stewart Friday, August 29, 2008 at 11:10AM | by Clinton OBrien David Perlmutter , author of the new book Blog Wars , is a professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism & Mass Communications.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Online Fundraising in a Bad Economy - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

You can make it exponentially better if you build a ning type community where members share shopping experiences, "best deals" discount codes, etc and vie for a "most prolific shopper" award badge they can put on their profile. A new mom in California can shop with Grandma in Kansas and Sis in Florida.

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