2021 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising and social media awareness campaigns. 2: World Autism Awareness Day — #WorldAustismDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay.

2020 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. 2: World Autism Awareness Day — #WorldAustismDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay.

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2014 Cause Awareness Days

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Launching online fundraising campaigns around cause awareness days is good strategy. Social network communities are highly responsive to giving and promoting your nonprofit’s cause on cause awareness days and provided your nonprofit prepares at least one month in advance, cause awareness days provide ample opportunity to create visual and text-based content that inspires engagement and interaction on your social networks.

2016 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful for online fundraising. The real-time, in the moment nature of social media increases the likelihood that donors will be inspired to give to your nonprofit on cause awareness and giving days provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote them effectively. 2: World Autism Awareness Day — #WorldAustismDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay.

2019 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days can inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively. 2: World Autism Awareness Day — #WorldAustismDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay.

2017 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to craft and launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days often inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively. 2: World Autism Awareness Day — #WorldAustismDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay.

Mark Your Calendars! 2015 Cause Awareness Days

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social network communities are highly responsive to giving and promoting your nonprofit on cause awareness days provided that your nonprofit prepares at least one month in advance. The trick is to build a sense of anticipation among your fans and followers and an essential first step is to select and add relevant cause awareness days to your nonprofit’s editorial calendar. 2: World Autism Awareness Day — #WorldAustismDay and #LIUB.

Research Friday: Financial literacy: understanding money for today’s activities and tomorrow’s security

ASU Lodestar Center

1 This study, Financial Literacy and Knowledge in the Nonprofit Sector (PDF) , "engaged a random sample of primarily human service nonprofits, as well as health, civic, environmental, arts, and education nonprofits." The report is divided into five areas of study: I) financial knowledge and literacy, II) indicators for programmatic and financial decision-making, III) the board role & governance, IV) controls and procedures for financial management, and, v) some closing thoughts.

Social Media Basic Literacy Skills In the Nonprofit Workplace

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Michele Martin and Tony Karer have been blogging at the Work Literacy blog for several months now. Work Literacy is a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work. The topics they look at are what I might call social media literacy skills. Mostly they are aware, but haven't experienced it.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The purpose of the conference is to expose future social sector leaders to a vibrant learning experience that promotes best practices, innovative thinking and awareness of the full scope of the sector. Attendees will learn how to build traffic, create brand awareness, improve customer service and develop better use of digital tools internally to drive more productive business outcomes. The Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference. It's finally here!

Apply for the 2021 Digital Inclusion Fellowship

NTEN

The attempt thrust digital inequity into the public’s awareness. Felicia Tillman, a fellow from Atlanta, formed partnerships to bring digital literacy training to uniquely sweet spaces.

Annual Calendar of Social Good and Cause Campaigns

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Many nonprofits however, are not made aware of such campaigns until the day of (via social media) which is too late. April: 2: World Autism Awareness Day || #WorldAustismDay. 8: International Literacy Day || #IntLiteracyDay. Launching online communications and fundraising campaigns around annual social good and cause campaign events is good strategy.

Heroes with a Heart: Nominate a Nonprofit Hero Today!

Amy Sample Ward

Here’s an overview of awards the CTK Foundation will offer and details on how you can nominate your Hero: $15,000 for Three Heroes One Hero with a Heart from each of the three categories of Health and Human Social Service, Animal Rights and Environmental Protection and Arts and Literacy will be awarded $5,000 USD and a professionally produced video about their affiliated nonprofit for use in public awareness or education.

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

Kindful

PADI AWARE Foundation. PADI AWARE Foundation. PADI AWARE Foundation is a publicly funded nonprofit whose mission is to drive local action for global ocean conservation. Today’s funder list focuses on nonprofits supporting the environment and conservation efforts.

10X: CEO’s Update: Spring 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Technology currently serves privileged groups through tools that provide access to education, literacy, health, and justice. Highlights of this Update: Human Rights Global Literacy Benetech Labs and Board of Directors Human Rights In the age of hyper-surveillance, it is clear that at-risk human rights defenders are no longer the only ones who need the know-how to protect sensitive information. 10X: ten times the impact. That’s what’s been on my mind lately.

Encourage Recurring Giving: 3 Simple Digital Strategies

sgEngage

Whether your organization promotes literacy, shelters animals, or impacts another worthy cause, recurring donations have the power to increase your funds so long as you take a smart approach to optimizing your program.

Support Bookshare for Veterans

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For them, Bookshare —Benetech’s Global Literacy initiative and the world’s largest accessible digital library for people with print disabilities—opens up a lifeline to reading. We now offer a free, 30-day Bookshare membership trial to qualified veterans and are using our first-ever crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness of and support for Bookshare’s benefits for veterans. The U.S.

2012 Heroes With A Heart Awards

Robert Weiner

There are three awards: $15,000 for Three Heroes One Hero with a Heart from each of the three categories of Health and Human Social Service, Animal Rights and Environmental Protection and Arts and Literacy will be awarded $5,000 USD and a professionally produced video about their affiliated nonprofit for use in public awareness or education. Heroes With A Heart Grant.

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Beyond Survival: Post-Disruption Nonprofit Digital Strategy

Bloomerang

Thriving today requires a state of hyper-awareness and an ability to be agile. This is the first post in a 3-part series. Stay tuned for part 2 and part 3. .

Announcing the Digital Inclusion Fellowship

NTEN

Most organizations don't have the know-how or resources to address key barriers of digital literacy, awareness of affordable options for access and devices, or even availability of digital trainers. Only when everyone is online can we truly support our entire community with necessary services, access to education and information, avenues to employment, and social connections to friends and family regardless of income or where someone may live.

Water Wednesday: No Shell Blues (Cartoon)

Have Fun - Do Good

Their recommendations include: comprehensively reducing CO2 emissions in Washington and nationally coordinating ocean acidification action across state agencies and organizations enhancing the resilience of Washington’s shellfish industry through adaptation efforts increasing ocean acidification literacy through public awareness efforts Had you heard of ocean acidification before?

Fair Use Victory Advances a Future of Accessibility for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This fair use victory is crucial not only for our present work, but also for our social mission at large and for the future of our work under our Global Literacy program. Before this case, I’m not aware that there had been an explicit discussion of the legality of the practice of granting individuals with disabilities access to images in alternate formats.

The Accounting Basics Every Nonprofit Team Member Should Know

NonProfit Hub

Financial literacy is an area where “fake until you make it” doesn’t apply. Make your team aware of any debt, including land contracts, mortgages, or lines of credit.

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Deadline Approaching for Heroes with a Heart Nominations!

NTEN

Here's an overview of awards the CTK Foundation will offer and details on how you can nominate your Hero: $15,000 for Three Heroes: One Hero with a Heart from each of the three categories of Health and Human Social Service, Animal Rights and Environmental Protection, and Arts and Literacy will be awarded $5,000 USD and a professionally produced video about their affiliated nonprofit for use in public awareness or education.

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It's Always a Good Time to Get Safer Online

Tech Soup Blog

You just need to master a few tech literacy skills, and come to grips with what most of the big challenges have in common." TechSoup Global is a champion of the 2014 National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October. On Wednesday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific time, we're launching Office Hours: Safer Online , the first of our new TechSoup Forums Q&A series with industry experts that take your questions in real time.

CEO’s Update: Fall 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

More and more of my time is spent around both raising money and raising awareness of how much more could be done with technology to increase social impact. For example, Martus can now be configured in less than 10 minutes by anyone with basic digital literacy skills. My personal goal is to channel the aspirations of the technology community to do more social good.

Leveraging Impact through Technology (LIT)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Day aims to raise awareness of disability issues with a focus on the rights of persons with disabilities and the benefits derived from their integration in the social, economic, cultural and political life of their communities. Of course, accessibility is right up Benetech’s alley and the focus of our Literacy program. The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is today, December 3rd.

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[VIDEO] Measure Of Success: Creating Tools And Process To Report Impact

Bloomerang

So, if I provide 10 English as a second language or 10 computer literacy programs a year for 10 people, let’s just say that’s 100 pieces of content, that’s service.

3 Ways to Bring Your Work to Your Donors (Instead of Asking Them to Come to You)

Achieve

uses the technology to raise awareness of research on dementia and memory-related illnesses. The following blog first appeared on. Philanthropy News Digest. Nearly every nonprofit organization I deal with is careful to include an “experiential” touch point somewhere along the donor journey.

Heroes with A Heart Grant Recognizes Unsung Nonprofit Heroes

Beth Kanter

Here’s an overview of awards the CTK Foundation will offer and details on how you can nominate your Hero: $15,000 for Three Heroes One Hero with a Heart from each of the three categories of Health and Human Social Service, Animal Rights and Environmental Protection and Arts and Literacy will be awarded $5,000 USD and a professionally produced video about their affiliated nonprofit for use in public awareness or education.

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Mobile for Good: Earth Month Edition

Tech Soup Blog

The company realized that simply raising awareness wasn't actually solving the problem. The report examined how mobile devices are making an impact on literacy in developing countries. Happy Earth Month! To celebrate, I've rounded up some of the latest news in green mobile technology news. As always, I'll also cover other mobile news and trends. Let's dig in! iFixit and Fairphone.

Technology in the Arts Conference:Funding Technology Projects

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" Be aware of vendor-driven solutions. Technology literacy is important and in order gain literacy you need get people to put fingers to keyboard. The session was called "Funding Technology Projects" and was moderated by Jeff Forster. It includes two funders, Doreen E. Boyce from the Buhl Foundation and Christopher J. Mackie from The Andrew Mellon Foundation. I interviewed Christopher J. Mackie following the session.

3 Simple Truths About Getting Your Nonprofit Noticed

NonProfit Hub

From improving literacy to helping communities recover after natural disasters, nonprofits take on vital roles to do good in the world. Break it down for them and be aware of your long-term and short-term goals. There are currently over 1.5 million nonprofits registered in the United States, which includes private foundations, public charities, chambers of commerce and civic leagues.

Guest Post by Julio Vasconcellos: Lessons Learned from Twitter Campaigns on Twitcause

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Don’t Expect People to Pay: I’ve written before about my belief that social media users are great for spreading a message and awareness, but largely ineffective for raising large sums of money. Note from Beth: I was lucky enough to connect with Julio Vasconcellos when we wrote blog posts on similar topics several weeks ago and he was kind enough to assist me with the birthday campaign.

How a Few Tiny Horses Bucked the Facebook Algorithm

Tech Soup Blog

Gentle Carousel also has a literacy program called Reading Is Magic that brings the horses into schools, libraries, and at-risk youth programs. Also, before you post images of people, make sure they sign waivers or are aware that the images will be used for promotional purposes. A tiny black horse, about the size of a large dog, nuzzles a ten-year-old girl named Faith. You can see the adoration in her eyes for Magic, the miniature horse.

10 Future Work Skills to Teach Your Members

WBT Systems

You can help members become more aware of these biases and learn how to counter their influence. 9 – New Media Literacy. Topics for your professional development program: facilitation and conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion awareness, and cross-cultural leadership and collaboration. Is your association helping members develop the work skills they need for the future?

Celebrating TechSoup's Talented and Extraordinary Customer Service Team

Tech Soup Blog

He loves organizations that promote literacy and that introduce kids to stories and storytelling. "My mother worked for nonprofits all her working life; I'm painfully aware of how desperate technological needs are. In recognition of Customer Service Week this year, we'd like you to meet some of our awesome employees.

Net Smart: How To Thrive Online

Beth Kanter

The book covers five digital literacies – each starting with an illustration by Anthony Weeks that graphically communicates the key points. Some points that particularly resonated and that I have been working on myself are: Mindfulness is about becoming aware of how you direct your attention – both online and offline.

Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

Tech Soup Blog

Although Vietnam is regarded as a developing country, it has a literacy rate of 94 percent. The ASEAN Vision 2020 foresees ASEAN "as a concert of Southeast Asian nations, outward looking, living in peace, stability and prosperity, bonded together in partnership in dynamic development and in a community of caring societies, as well as a community conscious of its history, aware of its cultural heritage and bound by a common regional identity."

The Many Ways to Say I Love You With A Donation To A Charity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day. A number of nonprofit organizations are promoting Valentine's Day giving opportunities, here's a few: A Day for Hearts is an opportunity to raise awareness about congenital heart defects, a lethal constellation of birth defects of the heart that affect millions of newborn infants and children worldwide.

The $13 Billion Closet That’s Making Fashion a Force for Good

Connection Cafe

For Fashion Project that means a force for clean water, a force for global literacy, a force for aids relief, a force for autism research, a force for food, a force for a cure, a force for awareness, a force for peace.

Seven Ways Your Organization can Put Privacy Into Practice – and Why

Beth Kanter

Our missions are diverse, yet we have the common goal of raising awareness of the work we’re doing. Along with that goal is an obligation to raise awareness of the ways in which we’re using the data provided to us by our fans and friends. We guide parents through raising kids in this digital age, and provide digital literacy curriculum to educators at no cost. Photo by Sean MacEntee.

MCON13: Working with Millennials

NTEN

In addition, Fifth Third Foundation decided to focus on financial literacy teaching kids in classrooms about money management. It gives employees entry into a cause they might not be aware of. Throughout the day, well be living blogging sessions from MCON13 , a conference to help leaders engage the Millennial generation. We''re attending virtually through the livestream.

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