What Humans of New York Can Teach You About End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Download this awesome new eBook to make sure you’re prepared!). If you’re not familiar with Brandon, he’s the blogger/photographer behind Humans of New York (HONY).

The New York Times Loves DoSomething’s Crisis Text Line

Mobile Commons

The New York Times wrote a great piece about DoSomething.org’s Crisis Text Line , praising its importance and accessibility, particularly to teenagers for whom texting is the main source of communication. All Posts Blog Customer News Nonprofit npo Our Products Press Use Cases

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2012 BlogWorld Expo New York – How to Humanize Your Business

Amy Sample Ward

Blog post from Jamie Notter. Ever get jealous that the open, unstructured social media efforts of the community completely trounce your well-planned and even well-funded social media programs? Are you frustrated when your own social media efforts are thwarted by inter-departmental competition? These problems are common, and we can no longer blame them on people “not getting” social media. The blame actually lies in the way we run our organizations.

Get Real, People: Authenticity as a Social Media Strategy

See What's Out There

The post Get Real, People: Authenticity as a Social Media Strategy appeared first on The See3 Blog. strategy authenticity bernie sanders bill clinton flotus new york times obama potus social media social media strategy twitterYes, you should be smart and thoughtful and strategic.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

New York Every year, social entrepreneurs and donors (along with a whole lot of other folks) converge on New York City. We recently wrote a piece in Medium on our concerns about new privacy legislation affecting nonprofits that work in schools.

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

in August 2009 and within a few months came to the conclusion that blogging had been the missing piece in my social media campaigns. Thanks to the Social Web, there is no shortage of possible topics for your nonprofit to blog about. Blogging Social Media for Social Good

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Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit - The New York Times

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Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit - The New York Times : "Instead, they announced on Sunday that Kickstarter was reincorporating as a “public benefit corporation,” a legal change they said would ensure that money — or the promise of it — would not corrupt their company’s mission of enabling creative projects to be funded." 'via via Blog this

Payday for Ice Bucket Challenge’s Mocked Slacktivists - The New York Times

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Payday for Ice Bucket Challenge’s Mocked Slacktivists - The New York Times : "Scientists studying A.L.S. via Blog this have reported a breakthrough that could lead to therapy, not just for A.L.S. but for other ailments, too. And they say the money raised in the ice bucket challenge was crucial." 'via

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thanks to the Social Web, there is no shortage of possible topics for your nonprofit to blog about. Still, understand that the content your nonprofit blog publishes, the higher your ROI. offers a 90-minute webinar on blogging on WordPress. Blogging

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Art in New York

See What's Out There

It was designed by a New York artist named Cindy Workman. Cindy is having an art show, and if you are in New York, you should take a look.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » New York Times Deathwatch

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Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape, Ning and an internet thinker (and billionaire), wrote a post today on his blog called Inaugurating the New York Times Deathwatch.

The Larger Challenge (and Opportunity) for One Laptop Per Child - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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The Larger Challenge (and Opportunity) for One Laptop Per Child - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog: "The One Laptop Per Child project is starting a “Give 1 Get 1? campaign to try to jumpstart its drive to bring computers to children in the developing world. As its name suggests, the marketing campaign combines philanthropy with geeky self-interest — give one of the innovative laptops to a

The Valley Goes to the Mountains, in Full Blogging Mode - Mergers, Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds -- DealBook - New York Times

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The Valley Goes to the Mountains, in Full Blogging Mode - Mergers, Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds -- DealBook - New York Times: "Tech is back at Davos this year,” one of the participants exclaimed to me before I left Silicon Valley for the annual conference at this ski resort town.It

The Biggest List of Earth Day Blogs You'll Ever Need

Tech Soup Blog

I was so happy when Ronnie Deaver from ICT , an electronics recycler and refurbishment company in Massachusetts, sent me a link to ICT's list of The 87 Best Blogs for Treehuggers and Climate Change Warriors. He started the blog as a graduate school project and just kept going.

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Upcoming Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging

Tech Soup Blog

This month, we're examining the landscape of DIY blogging. Join us for this very exciting Nonprofits Live on March 21 , where we will feature nonprofit technology guests sharing their unique perspectives on everything from blog set up and effective strategies, to maintenance and growth best practices over time. In 2008 she decided to integrate blogging into her organization’s overall communications plan.

Mobile Commons & New York MTA Launch Bus Time – Press Release

Mobile Commons

MOBILE COMMONS POWERS TEXT MESSAGES FOR NEW MTA BUS TRACKER IN NEW YORK CITY. New York, NY – January 26, 2012 – Mobile Commons has partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to provide the text messaging capability of MTA Bus Time — the MTA’s new public bus tracking system that allows riders on more than 50 New York City bus routes to track real-time bus locations on the Internet, via smart phones and by text message.

New York Tech Community Voices Protest Against SOPA – on the Street and on the Phone

Mobile Commons

This afternoon, our friends at The New York Tech Meetup took the protest against wide-ranging anti-piracy bills to the streets of Manhattan. ” Blog

10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are now over 143 million blogs on the Internet and when I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 But within a few months it was clear that blogging was the missing piece in my online communications strategy. Use your blog to publish distribute an urgent fundraising appeal.

Capital New York On What Obama’s Text Donations Mean for NY Politics

Mobile Commons

Capital New York just published an article about what the Obama campaign’s new text donations mean for New York City politics – and they feature our CEO, Jed Alpert. The Capital New York article explores what text donations could mean for New York City politicians – especially since the New York City Campaign Finance Board “provides $6 in public funds for every $1 raised by a candidate for New York City office.”

The New York Times Features Text Messaging in “New Tools for Disaster Aid”

Mobile Commons

In today’s App City column in The New York Times , Mobile Commons’ text messaging solution was mentioned as a key tool used during this time of crisis. In an article entitled “New Tools for Disaster Aid,” The New York Times writes. The storm was the first time the system was used in New York. The New York Times also describes how city officials have favored text messaging over the use of smart phone applications.

New York Daily News Features Our “Mobile Might” Working on Obama Campaign and Sandy Response

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The New York Daily News today features how Mobile Commons helped the Obama campaign win the election, and assisted New York and New Jersey in keeping citizens informed about where they could vote in the aftermath of Sandy. That was especially vital as polling places throughout New York and New Jersey had to be relocated due to the hurricane’s devastation. All Posts Blog Company News Press

New York Schools Debut a Text Messaging Service To Keep Parents Connected

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Last week, as New York City’s public schools came back into session, the Department of Education debuted a new text message service to keep parents informed. As SiLive reports, The new mobile texting program is the latest tool the Department of Education has developed to deliver information about public schools and programming to parents and families. Wall Street Journal: On First Day of School, Mayor Announces New Text Message Service.

New York Presbyterian, Columbia University and Harlem Health Send Targeted Health Reminders over Text

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That’s why New York Presbyterian, Columbia University, and the Harlem Health Promotion Center have created Project STAY (Services to Assist Youth), a program that sends targeted text message alerts to remind young people with HIV to take their medication. “We Then on day 28, it sends a follow-up: “Reminder to put your new ring in. ” All Posts Blog health Inspirations Success Stories Successes Use Cases Why Mobile Commons

Have We Crossed the Chasm yet? Org2.0 Cheat Sheet from Squidoo/Npower New York

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Graphic in Flickr Source: Tara Hunt's post " Cross the Chasm " Chris Brogan sent me a link to the new NpowerNY/Squido Handout on Seth's Blog. " I've added some advice in italics which Npower is free to remix since my blog is cc: by license. Tap the Blogs.

Live From New York: 2007 DMA Nonprofit Federation Conference - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Because many corporations have significantly more resources to dedicate to their marketing programs, they are often a few steps ahead of us in terms of new strategies and innovations – both successful and unsuccessful. To create a new comment, use the form below.

What is a Power Tweet? (video)

John Haydon

Last month I blogged about Twylah , an awesome Twitter app that creates more traffic for your tweets and blog posts. Eric recommends the following when creating Power Tweets: Share interesting content from sites like New York Times, TechCrunch, etc.

Games and Cultural Spaces: Live Blog Notes from Games for Change

Amy Sample Ward

I’m at the 2011 Games for Change conference today and live-blogging a few sessions! Elaine Cohen: The New York Public Library. 100 Years of the flagship library in New York. Goal of the centennial project was to shine the light on the library’s resources and get new audiences engaged in the collections and connected to the curators and staff. In our digital space, we have a new innovation called the Explorer.

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Voto Latino Keeps New Yorkers Informed About Their Health Care Options

Mobile Commons

Voto Latino sent a text broadcast to their New York member base to inform them that they didn’t have to rely on Healthcare.gov. Did you know that New York has its own affordable healthcare site? All Posts Blog Nonprofit npo Text Messages Use Cases

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » The Future of The Environmental Movement

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Blogroll (C)Systems AVC Beth’s Blog Christine Herron Deborah Elizabeth Finn Donordigital Emily’s World Getting Attention Gift Hub Philanthromedia Social Edge TechSoup © Copyright 2010 See3.


See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Why do people give charity?

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The New York Times Magazine on Sunday was all about philanthropy. “Last month, The New York Times Magazine invited five interested parties to lunch to discuss the new world of educational philanthropy.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Sometimes the best way to get started with a new tool is to have a guide sitting next to you giving directions. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts — but there's a special magic that happens when we get face to face. New York, New York: Board Match New York 2017.

How To Humanize Your Business


Understand a new framework for changing culture, process, and behavior in organizations in ways that is more aligned with the power of social media. BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide conference, tradeshow & media event for all New Media!

Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

Amy Sample Ward

Last week, I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference here in New York. Blog Posts. Please add your favorite blog posts or examples to the list, too!

Why isn’t anyone sharing your nonprofit’s content?

John Haydon

To engage supporters in a new exciting way, they used YouTube to invite people to participate in a Big Blue Test to demonstrate the impact of exercise on lowering blood sugar. A recent study by the New York Times found that people share content to promote themselves.

What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing


Gen Y was born and raised on Hip Hop culture—which began in 1970s New York City and has flourished from the 1980s through today. for this fun and informative session, where we’ll invite you to think about your content in all new ways.

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Kickass Government Job! Be the Webmaster for the NYC Campaign Finance Board | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

job%3F 2008-06-09+01%3A21%3A02 Allan+Benamer Ok, very rarely do I do consulting jobs and I decided a couple of weeks ago to do some part-time consulting for the New York City Campaign Finance Board. Imagine applying all that neat stuff at Netsquared or when Beth talks about social media to New York City politics. This is your chance to join the new wave of public-service techies who are making public sector websites relevant to the next generation!

Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street

Amy Sample Ward

In less than a month, over 1,700 other cities started Occupy events – both in solidarity to the thousands protesting around the clock in New York’s financial district, and with a loud voice that these issues are not unique to the US. “The revolution will not be televised.”

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Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011


Frank , does internet marketing and strategy at Blackbaud , blogs at NetWits ThinkTank and guest blogs at Mashable.com , All his efforts are focused on helping non-profits use the Internet for fundraising, marketing, communications and community building. Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011.

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

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The Best Place to Hear from Tons of Social Good Organizations Using Lean, All In One Place: The Lean for Social Good Summits in New York (Dec 5) and San Francisco (Jan 23). Not in New York or San Francisco?

Colleges Mine Social Media for Clues on Likely Donors – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Colleges Mine Social Media for Clues on Likely Donors – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "A handful of tech start-ups are making tools that harness data and interactions from widely used social networks to help colleges and universities identify alumni with the greatest propensity to donate, writes The New York Times. " ''via Blog this