How Baltimore Became the Most Generous City in America on Giving Tuesday

Connection Cafe

With this in mind, Jamie and her team decided to do something greater for their clients and for themselves as givers, so they set their sights on building a campaign that would be meaningful for their entire city, Baltimore.

#TBT to That Time the Baltimore Ravens Taught Me an Important Lesson in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

On February 3 rd the underdog won out and the Baltimore Ravens became Super Bowl champions! In 2008, the Baltimore Ravens made what some would say was an unconventional hire when they named John Harbaugh as their new Head Coach. What’s the one thing that holds us back?

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Three Musts Before AFP 2015 in Baltimore

NonProfit Hub

And although your schedule is undoubtedly chock-full right up until that flight or drive in to Baltimore, there are a few key steps you need to make sure happen before the conference. What are you most looking forward to about AFP 2015 in Baltimore?

Baltimore GiveCamp's "Code for Charity" Weekend Helps 30 Nonprofits | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

AFP Blog

Baltimore GiveCamp''s "Code for Charity" Weekend Helps 30 Nonprofits | Virtual-Strategy Magazine : his year’s Baltimore GiveCamp, an annual marathon weekend of “Coding for Charity,” will take place from Friday, October 18th through Sunday, October 20th, 2013 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Campus in Baltimore, MD. Baltimore GiveCamp is the largest volunteer technology event in Maryland

AAM 2013: Let's Talk in Baltimore

Museum 2.0

I''m also hoping while in Baltimore to have conversations to explore a few of these topics: Social bridging: how to design for it, how to assess it, who it works for, who it doesn''t. If you''re interested in exploring any of these topics next week in Baltimore, let''s do it.

#GivingTuesday Countdown: One Month to Go!

Connection Cafe

The City of Baltimore, MD, sought to unleash its philanthropic potential and be the most generous city in America. It’s one month until #GivingTuesday. Are you ready? GivingTuesday, the official “opening day” of the holiday giving season, is just four short weeks away.

#GivingTuesday: How Sharing Best Practices Is Building A Global Philanthropic Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Giving Where They Live: There are communities and cities localizing GivingTuesday through campaigns like BMore Gives More in Baltimore , #GivingTuesday Bucks County and #GivingTuesday Philadelphia. For example, Baltimore has set a $5M goal for their city.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » The best TV ever made.

See What's Out There

Budget woes in Baltimore just killed an investigation into 22 murders. And belt tightening at the Tribune companies has gutted the Baltimore Sun’s newsroom.


Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Give Back Hack Day: 2–3 Website Redesigns (WordPress!). Baltimore, Maryland: Salesforce CRM Tutorial and Free Tech Help Session!

Video Streaming Apps — To Stream or Not to Stream

Tech Soup Blog

When the Baltimore events happened in late April following the death of Freddie Gray, the public was intrigued by a few early adopting journalists seemingly putting themselves at risk to give their followers a direct and different story other than the one presented by mainstream media.

Donation Form Optimization: A new report available from Donordigital and Convio

Connection Cafe

And, if you are attending the Convio Summit #convio10 next week in Baltimore, be sure to check out the session, Raise More Money Through Stronger Donation Form Conversion on Tuesday, October 26 @ 1:00 – 2:15 PM. Author: Jill Ward.

NTC Summary, and Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

We’ve passed through Baltimore – which reminds me of a project I did once, way back when, to work with a group of mostly small and medium-sized organizations on technology planning. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology NTC Summary, and Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0 April 8, 2007 As I write this, I’m hurtling through small towns and big cities on the train home.

Share Buttons and Bars

NCE Social Media

A nice example can be found at The Arc of Baltimore’s website. Are you using share buttons and or bars on your websites? They are a key enabler to make your site and it’s content viral, i.e. allowing people who view it to easily share it with others.

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DIY Digital Storytelling Resources from TechSoup

John Haydon

Free Running in Baltimore by Wide Angle Youth Media created by Tyson Sanford-Griffin. “‘Free Running in Baltimore’ was created in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Mentoring Video Project Program.

Nepal Earthquake Roundup: Emergency Fundraising Attention Cycle

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Nancy Schwartz has an fantastic blog post offering expert advice on how nonprofits should communicate during a crisis, using the situation in Baltimore and the Nepal Earthquake as hooks to offer some recommendations. Image Source: ntegrity.

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Report from the Road: What I Learned from Maryland Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

I just attended the Maryland Nonprofits Tech to Tell Your Story event just outside of Baltimore. Some of us lucky TechSoupians have had the pleasure to hit the road this year and attend some nonprofit state association events.

Five Ways to Ensure Your Event Makes Headline News

Connection Cafe

He became a media darling, with stories and interviews with Dozer and his owner on ESPN , the Today Show , the Baltimore Sun, and countless media outlets and blogs across the world.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

Baltimore. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report.

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4 Takeaways from #AG2014 Social Media

Connection Cafe

Melissa is a Baltimore, Maryland native and graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Psychology. There are 1.23 billion users on Facebook each month. There are 232 million people on Twitter, 150 million on Instagram, 259 million on LinkedIn and 25 million on Pinterest.

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Don’t Let Your Good Get in the Way of Being Great

Connection Cafe

A few weeks ago in a post game press conference, Baltimore Raven safety James Ihedigbo shared this: don’t let your good get in the way of being great. This is year I’ve become obsessed with Jim Collin’s book Good to Great. I was hooked from the first sentence: Good is the enemy of great. It’s so true. It’s easy to be good, rest on our laurels and become complacent. But, to be great means you have to keep pushing. You have to stay hungry, never be satisfied and always want more.

Learning from Amtrak's Failures in Customer Service


Two nights ago I took an Amtrak train up to Baltimore for the Grace Hopper Conference. When the station manager announced a 20-minute delay, the lines of people waiting to board became irritated. Many had already spent the day travelling or had a long day at the office.

Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Google AdWords and Free Tech Help. Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated. Sometimes the best way to get started with a new tool is to have a guide sitting next to you giving directions.

5 Ways Libraries Support Disaster Relief and Recovery

Tech Soup Blog

The staff at Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library found itself in a similar situation after the funeral service for Freddie Gray, an African-American man who died in police custody.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Project Management Day of Service. TechSoup's NetSquared community is hosting free monthly technology meetups in 74 cities globally, but with more than 39,000 members, it can be hard to get a sense of the community's needs.

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What Are the Most Important Problems in Our Field?

Museum 2.0

I'm working on a keynote address for next week's Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums conference in Baltimore. The speech is in memory of Stephen Weil, one of the giants of contemporary American museum thinking--a radical in a bowtie who strove to "make museums matter."

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Google AdWords and Free Tech Help. National Volunteer Week has come and gone, but I ask you to join me every week in celebrating the amazing contributions of TechSoup's NetSquared community.

Where's the Care2 Team in October 2011?


We'll also have a table and plenty of Care2-ers at the Convio Summit in Baltimore, so don't be a stranger if you see us there, and make sure to ask about Care2's Convio Databridge -- it turns one year old this week! Convio Summit Baltimore, MD. Fall has arrived! And so has our October conference schedule. The Care2 Team will be near and far this month--mostly local, but with a couple trips across the pond.

Some Social Media Advice for Conan O’Brien: Be A Giver On #GivingTuesday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, this year several cities, like Baltimore, are launching city-wide campaigns. With this year’s GivingTuesday less than a month away , there’s lots of tips and best practices on how to leverage social media during the giving season both online and offline.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Web Dev Day for 3 Nonprofits. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to learn, laugh, and network with their peers? Well, there are!

Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a Model for Jewish Fundraising?

AFP Blog

Schapiro, 2014-15 fundraising campaign chair for The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. - Schapiro, 2014-15 fundraising campaign chair for The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. - Schapiro, 2014-15 fundraising campaign chair for The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. - Schapiro, 2014-15 fundraising campaign chair for The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. -

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Salesforce CRM Tutorial and Free Tech Help Session! Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

Membership as Living Community


It took place on the island village of Olymbos, Karpathos and in immigrant communities in Baltimore. Anna Caraveli’s monthly column for SocialFishing focuses on “the building blocks for constructing new membership and business models” for associations.

Reflections from #MFOM14: Email Marketing, Fundraising, and Visual Communications


On August 2-3, I attended the 5th biennial Money for Our Movements (MFOM) social justice fundraising conference in Baltimore, Maryland, convened by the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training.

Johns Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

Mobile Commons

The survey focused on a diverse group of 250 low-income, inner city, pregnant and postpartum women located in the Baltimore area. Researchers have been publishing studies for years on the effectiveness of text messaging on improving healthcare outcomes.

Nonprofits and App Developers Combine Forces for Community Change

Tech Soup Blog

It has been covered by TechCrunch, The Baltimore Sun , CBS News , and more. We use apps to capture memories, keep track of tasks, entertain ourselves, and communicate.

Storymakers 2014 Winners — A Global Success

Tech Soup Blog

"'Free Running in Baltimore' was created in Wide Angle Youth Media's Mentoring Video Project Program, an advanced media production program for Baltimore city youth 14 to 20 years of age. The world is changing.

Evaluating Networks and their Effectiveness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Casey Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland. Notes from Discussion. Guest post by Tom Kelly. Lists. I am a list maker. To do. To followup. To call.

Want a Winning Volunteer Program? It’s Time to Bring in Your 12th Man.

Connection Cafe

. Melissa Mirchin is a Baltimore, Maryland native and graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Psychology. She’s currently living in Mount Pleasant, SC with her rescue dog, Gideon, and counting down the days until football season. .

Stewardship at a Small NPO Starts with Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

Look out, Baltimore—there are fundraisers invading the harbor. AFP’s Fundraising Conference is in full swing this weekend and lasts until Tuesday.

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Are You Counting or Are You Measuring? : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success: "Continuing our coverage of the Association of Fundraising Professionals 47th International Conference held in Baltimore last month, Steve MacLaughlin , director of Internet solutions at Blackbaud, shares his presentation, 'Everything You Need to Know About Measuring Online Results but Were Afraid to Ask.'Our Are You Counting or Are You Measuring?