Google Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions

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Google Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions

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Boston nonprofit uses Google grant to expand low-income tech training - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

Boston nonprofit uses Google grant to expand low-income tech training - The Boston Globe : "The Boston nonprofit Tech Goes Home, which provides free Internet skills training and discounted computers to low-income residents, is expanding its services with the help of a $150,000 grant from Google Inc." 'via

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Fidelity Charitable opens doors to bitcoin giving - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

Fidelity Charitable opens doors to bitcoin giving - The Boston Globe : "The charitable savings arm of Fidelity Investments will start accepting bitcoin, signaling a wider acceptance of the virtual currency once used by money launderers and drug dealers trying to skirt authorities." 'via

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Social Media for Nonprofits in Boston

John Haydon

I’m extremely excited to be co-hosting Social Media 4 Nonprofits in Boston with Ritu Sharma and this all-star cast: Julia Campbell – Owner, J Campbell Social Marketing. Visit SM4NP.org/boston for more info.

Boston Marathon explosion charity scam started by fake Twitter accounts

AFP Blog

Boston Marathon explosion charity scam started by fake Twitter accounts : Twitter can be an amazing tool in the wake of a tragedy. However, it can also be used by amazing tools, like the guy who created a fake Boston Marathon twitter promising to donate $1 for Boston Marathon victims for every retweet

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Hope is the engine that will move Boston forward

John Haydon

I live in Boston so you can imagine how chaotic it was yesterday for me and my family ( family, friends and loved ones are all fine ). Being Human boston hope

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Boston nonprofit looks to link global innovators - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

Boston nonprofit looks to link global innovators - The Boston Globe: "After 18 months of planning, a nonprofit group called Boston World Partnerships will deploy 125 business leaders and academics to take the city's promotion beyond traditional trade missions and conventions.One tool going live today is an interactive website, www.bostonworld partnerships.com, that provides an array of two-way

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"Web Users Vote to Give $246K to Three Boston Area Nonprofits-massnonprofit news ::

AFP Blog

massnonprofit news :: : "Web Users Vote to Give $246K to Three Boston Area Nonprofits February 27, 2015 — Three Boston area nonprofits will each receive a donation exceeding $82,000 from reddit, a social networking service and news website, sharing 10% of the organization’s gross 2014 ad revenue with seven other nonprofits nationwide.

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The journey to a wireless Boston - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

The journey to a wireless Boston - The Boston Globe: "As many cities have now learned, a corporate-driven, one-size-fits-all model for wireless may not provide the most effective solution. Well-publicized difficulties with such municipal WiFi plans have caused many to regard universal wireless models with skepticism. Yet at openairboston.net, we regard these difficulties as validation. Rather.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Boston Flying directly from Seoul to Boston (via Dallas), I jumped into an experts’ meeting on the Marrakesh Treaty. Like many other leaders of nonprofit organizations, I travel an unreasonable fraction of the time. I recently hit three million lifetime miles on American Airlines.

ArtsBoston aids nonprofits in the art of data mining - Business - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

ArtsBoston aids nonprofits in the art of data mining - Business - The Boston Globe : ArtsBoston is teaching other US nonprofits the art of data mining. But ArtsBoston, a nonprofit that helps organizations with their marketing needs, has taken that concept a step further by convincing 60 of its 150 area members — from the Boston Symphony Orchestra to the Danforth Museum in Framingham — to pool their data to get a more comprehensive, crossover look at the region’s arts scene and

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Social Media For Nonprofit Conference in Boston, MA

John Haydon

Social Media for Nonprofits , the only conference series devoted to social media for social good, is heading to Boston this Tuesday 8/28. Social Media Optimization boston conference

Charitable giving goes high tech - Business - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

Charitable giving goes high tech - Business - The Boston Globe : But a handful of local tech companies and small start-ups are tapping into a burgeoning appetite on the Web for doing good. They run Internet auctions for causes, use Twitter and Facebook to spur giving, and find pro bono help for Massachusetts nonprofits and social enterprises.

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Blackbaud Supporter Journey – Boston

NonProfit Trends

I’m here in beautiful Boston for the start of Blackbaud’s Supporter Journey Tour. A full day of free presentations, networking events, and some of the best minds in the nonprofit sector. I will be presenting about the 5 Biggest Trends in Online Fundraising.

Harvard University Students Running NYC Marathon in Boston for Hurricane Sandy | BostInno

AFP Blog

Harvard University Students Running NYC Marathon in Boston for Hurricane Sandy | BostInno : On Sunday, Baker and Whitmore, both Harvard University seniors, did their own 26.2-mile marathon, here in Boston, while raising money to support those in need who were impacted by the furious October storm.

E-male - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

male - The Boston Globe: "E-male By Ellen Goodman, Globe Columnist | August 10, 2007 IT'S WORTH remembering that the blogosphere is still so new it baffles spell check. Thanks to Steven at Library Stuff for the Heads up.E-male For that matter, if I type 'blogger' on my screen, my retro software offers alternatives like 'loggers,' 'floggers,' and 'boggler.'".

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One Laptop, two systems - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

One Laptop, two systems - The Boston Globe: "THE GOAL of the nonprofit One Laptop per Child project has always been exciting: build a cheap, sturdy laptop and give it to poor children in developing countries to improve their educations.".

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Boston’s Philanthropic Youth: How Tech Leaders Give Back Early | BostInno

AFP Blog

Boston’s Philanthropic Youth: How Tech Leaders Give Back Early | BostInno : Three months ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a poignant article called Young, Rich, and Charitable, focusing on the recent giving habits of Silicon Valley’s young tech elites.

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A web of volunteers - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

A web of volunteers - The Boston Globe: "At the Concord-based Jericho Road Project, which connects the expertise of white-collar suburban professionals with the needs of community-based groups in Lawrence and Lowell, e-volunteers are vital, according to executive director Dan Holin.

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Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook

SocialFish

Kudos to the Boston Globe for recognizing that creating a community for its most engaged readers is a great tactic. This post originally appeared on Mizz Information.

Hire these Boston Technobabes!

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Traveling extensively in Boston

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Social Media Opportunities for Social Movements | Open Media Boston

AFP Blog

Social Media Opportunities for Social Movements | Open Media Boston: "Social Media Opportunities for Social Movementsby Jesse Kirdahy-Scalia (Staff), Sep-19-08 * Open Source * Tech Newsmass_media_forum.jpgTraditional mass media forums provide few opportunities for weak social movement organizations to advance their frames.

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One Laptop Per Child orders surge - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

One Laptop Per Child orders surge - The Boston Globe: "Despite slower-than-expected sales and tough competition from commercial rivals, the One Laptop Per Child Foundation of Cambridge is enjoying a surge of new orders

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How One Fund Boston Used Crowdfunding and Social Media to Exceed Their Fundraising Goal – in Less Than a Week

SocialFish

The One Fund Boston was formed in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. In the case of The One Fund Boston, there was immediate support from donors wishing to help those impacted by the bombings.

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Boston MediaMakers Meeting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Bryan Person taking a photograph of another media maker taking a photograph of another of Boston media maker. I am sitting in the monthly Boston Media Makers meeting and there are like 30 incredible people in the room introducing themselves.

Spying for fun and nonprofits - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

Spying for fun and nonprofits - The Boston Globe: "Spying for fun and nonprofitsBy Alex Beam, Globe Columnist | January 15, 2007Last fall I was working on a column about National Public Radio and asked their spokeswoman for their most recent Internal Revenue Service Form 990.

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WBUR Makes a Mobile Map of Coyote Sightings in Boston

Mobile Commons

After a winter filled with coyote sightings throughout the Boston metropolitan area, citizens were concerned about what all the wildlife meant for them. WBUR, NPR’s news station in the Boston area, wanted to help the community by providing residents a resource they could use – a map of where coyotes had been seen. While animal experts assured the populace that coyotes aren’t dangerous for people, Bostonians still worried about their children and their pets.

YouthBuild Boston: A TechSoup Youth Organization Profile

Tech Soup Blog

in schools, libraries, local governments, and nonprofits, it was tough to choose just one to profile this week, but I chose YouthBuild Boston because of my fondness for green tech. YouthBuild Boston's Work. Image: YouthBuild Boston.

Boston Media Makers Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Boston Media Makers is a community of practice consisting of people in the Boston area who are making (new) media. Photo by David Tames from his flickr stream. The group includes podcaster, video bloggers, filmmakers, artists, educators, videographers, and more.

Simply put, twitter may be worth the fuss - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

Simply put, twitter may be worth the fuss - The Boston Globe: "ustifying Twitter hoopla. Calling Twitter 'a deceptively simple idea with remarkably powerful applications,' writer and consultant Paul Gillin attempted to explain the online messaging service to those who still don't get what all the fuss is about

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Networked Nonprofit in Boston: A Story of Contrasts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

to Boston for two days of book events hosted by Associated Grant Makers , Barr Foundation , Public Conversations Project , TechFoundation and Berkman Center Luncheon series. Weak Tie/Strong Tie Ice Breaker. Earlier this week, I flew across the country (thanks Virgin America !)

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The Story of the Boston Youth Sports Initiative Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was attracted to this discussion about the Boston Youth Sports Initiative hosted by Roberto Cremonini and Chris Lunch because we explored the “So, What?”

Social Media in the time of Crisis

NCE Social Media

As you all know by now, the bombs set off during the Boston Marathon yesterday were a horrible thing. For instance, during the Boston crisis, Virgin Airlines was sending promtional tweets about the London Marathon this weekend. Marketing and Awareness Boston communications crisis social People were injured. People died. Our world has changed again.

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Join NTEN for the Nonprofits and Data Summit, Boston: Measurable Results

NTEN

We're coming to the Boston area on September 13th to put on a one-day workshop that will explore ways you can make data easier to manage, more useful, and mission-focused. Boston data nptech ntenThanks to the generous support of Google, we're able to bring this fantastic event to you for free, so: Reserve your spot today >> During the Nonprofits and Data Summit, you'll gain the knowledge you need to use data more effectively at your organization.

Next stage of Internet spawns variety of new jobs - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

Next stage of Internet spawns variety of new jobs - The Boston Globe: "While small-scale Web 2.0 shops are sprouting up all over, major corporations, nonprofit groups and educational institutions have been scooping up people like Justin Rounds. They end up with exotic sounding job titles such as 'director of interactive experience' or 'online engagement manager.'".

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Boston's Bid for Wikimainia 2006

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Boston is in the running for Wikimania 2006

Monster teams up with One Economy - Daily Business Update - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

Monster teams up with One Economy - Daily Business Update - The Boston Globe: "Monster, an online careers and recruitment resource with offices in Maynard, is working with a nonprofit company dedicated to bringing technology into the homes of low-income families.The nonprofit, One Economy of Washington, D.C.,

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Planetworks in Boston

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Kaliya Hamlin is in town for the Symposium on Social Architecture and hosted a dinner/meeting for folks about starting a local Planetwork group in the Boston area. Deborah Finn has an excellent post about it

The Tyson Truck Arrived Today at the Boston Food Bank

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The theme for Social Media Breakfast #11 in Boston in December was " Social Media for Social Good." To kick off the event, Bob Collins. and I organized a call to action for the group.

Redesigned Boston Globe with design based on browser width (Responsive Design)

Beaconfire Wire

In a major step in the evolution of website design, the Boston Globe relaunched their site today using a Responsive Design approach.

It had to Happen: Boston Area Tweetup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just got word from Twitter and other sources that there will be Boston Area Twitter meet up or "Tweet Up" The details are here

Join us at the Boston Email Fundraising Bootcamp!

Idealware

We're really excited to announce our Boston Email Fundraising Bootcamp, in partnership with Third Sector New England. It's one of our first live events, and a new format for us - a combination of expert-led training with lots of hands-on work on your own strategy, to ensure that you'll leave prepped to setup your own campaign in time for year end.