Supporting Have Fun Do Good with TranquiliT and the Right Brain Business Plan

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm trying out an experiment, and have added a couple digital ads to the sidebar of Have Fun Do Good for creative women entrepreneurs whose work I believe in: Jennifer Lee's Right Brain Business Plan, and Kimberly Wilson's eco-fashion company, TranquiliT. I took Jennifer Lee's Right Brain Business Plan in-person, one-day workshop in November last year, and found it totally inspiring.

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5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Behavioral Science to Raise More Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Our brains are built to follow stories , so highlighting individual stories is a powerful way to tap into emotions. Sponsored Post FundraisingBy Nate Andorsky , CEO of Creative Science , a digital agency that aligns behavioral science with design and technology to help nonprofits, foundations, and mission-driven companies rethink the way that they engage with people. Behavioral Science is a powerful area of study, and can be a serious tool in the world of nonprofit fundraising.

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Live Blogging ONG Web 2.0 Conference in Romania sponsored by the Soros Foundation in Bucharest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Wiki: Collective brain of humanity. I am here in Romania for a conference hosted by the Soros Foundation as part of their pilot advocacy through blogging program. I just finished a presentation and later this afternoon will facilitate a workshop on strategy which will include the Romanian version of the Social Media Game. I'm live blogging the conference sessions which are being conducted in Romanian. I am understanding this only because it is being translated through headphones.

How do we do make change if we keep doing things the same way?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

April 7, 2007 I had heard about this new journal a while ago, and it was sitting in some small corner of my brain, waiting for me to pay attention. The overhead of finding sponsors for a small publication is enormous. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology How do we do make change if we keep doing things the same way?

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Mental Health Awareness Month: 10 Nonprofits Advocating For Change

Kindful

Sponsor. Mission: Under the Laughs for the Troops umbrella, you will find many other great programs to help our veterans, increase awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), raise funds, and recruit volunteers.

Nonprofits, Stop Prospecting So You Can Actually Raise Money

Bloomerang

Your brain is making up stories ABOUT the data that are holding you back from actually fundraising (i.e. Why do you think you need to know every corporate sponsor you’re going to reach out to before you start sending emails?

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How to Host a Read-a-thon Fundraiser

Qgiv

Not only does reading exercise the brain and improve concentration, but it also helps children develop more advanced language skills and engage their imagination. Engage corporate sponsors. Finding time to sit down and read isn’t always easy in people’s busy lives.

Got Silos in Your Nonprofit? It’s Time to Build Some Bridges!

sgEngage

Event sponsorships were paid through wire transfers, and the bank didn’t provide enough information to easily match the payments up with individual sponsors. But the journey from silo living is worth your time and brain power. Meet Barbara and Alan.

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Exploring SalesForce for Nonprofits: NTEN Webinar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm working on the second screencast of a series, sponsored by NTEN and SalesForce.Com Foundation. Anyway, I had a chance to pick the brain of Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting on the phone. The first one is here ). I'm focusing on the campaigns function and so I'm on the hunt for some stellars examples and tips. Leave comments). He rocks. Just so happens he's doing an NTEN Webinar tommorrow and it probably isn't too late to sign up.

The Keys to Setting Donor Levels (and Why You May Need to Rethink Them)

NonProfit Hub

Personally, I’ve been on the inside, wracking my brain for a creative way to convince a potential donor why he should give to my NPO. Individual donors give for completely different reasons than companies do, so it’s important to determine why you’re creating levels in the first place and how you want those levels to influence your donors, for both individuals and corporate sponsors. Only sponsors with a major corporate ego—and the budget to support it—will gravitate higher.

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8 Long-Term Health Benefits of Volunteering

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Reward Volunteers. When you assist others, your body releases dopamine in the brain, which has a positive effect on how you feel. Reward Volunteers can connect to any volunteer management system and track volunteer hours for sponsors, prize donors and employers. The impact of volunteerism can be felt in communities of all shapes and sizes. No matter the size of the community, though, the impact of volunteerism is always huge.

The Keys to Setting Donor Levels (and Why You May Need to Rethink Them)

NonProfit Hub

Personally, I’ve been on the inside, wracking my brain for a creative way to convince a potential donor why he should give to my NPO. Individual donors give for completely different reasons than companies do, so it’s important to determine why you’re creating levels in the first place and how you want those levels to influence your donors, for both individuals and corporate sponsors. Only sponsors with a major corporate ego—and the budget to support it—will gravitate higher.

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E-Mediat: A Simple Design Process for an Online Learning Community Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the project tasks is to develop a multilingual online learning community for partners, contributors, sponsors, participants, teams, mentors, social media techies from the region, and trainers to interact and share best practices. For context, read my earlier post) One of the project tasks is to develop a multilingual online learning community for partners, contributors, sponsors, participants, teams, mentors, social [.]

Is It Time for a Rebrand?

NonProfit Hub

This post is sponsored by Briteweb. The rebrand] helped uncover the heart, soul and brain of Turnaround by connecting with people inside of our organization, outside of it, our champions and even our hesitant champions.’”. Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and thought it might be time for a change ? Maybe your haircut is getting a little tired, or you haven’t updated your wardrobe in a few years.

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NTC: Plenary – Dan Heath, Flip the Switch

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also new this year is the online NTC. She gave a quick update on NTC and thanked everyone including, staff, the community, and sponsors. It has to be with a split of our brain. There are two parts of our brain, the rational and the emotional. The emotional part of our brains is like an elephant. Sketch my Hong Yee Krauker created on an iPad with Sketchbook Pro.

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NTC Plenary: Dan Heath, Flip the Switch

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She gave a quick update on NTC and thanked everyone including, staff, the community, and sponsors. It has to be with a split of our brain. There are two parts of our brain, the rational and the emotional. The emotional part of our brains is like an elephant. sketch by Hong Yee Krauker created on an iPad with Sketchbook Pro. The Friday plenary session at the NTC featured Dan Heath, Co-Author of Flip the Switch, and was all about organizational change.

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NTC Plenary: Dan Heath, Flip the Switch

NTEN

She gave a quick update on NTC and thanked everyone including, staff, the community, and sponsors. It has to be with a split of our brain. There are two parts of our brain, the rational and the emotional. The emotional part of our brains is like an elephant. [Sketch by Hong Yee Krauker created on an iPad with Sketchbook Pro The Friday plenary session at the NTC featured Dan Heath, Co-Author of Flip the Switch, and was all about organizational change.

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Shine on, you crazy Beacon. Shine on.

Allegiance Group

With hundreds of panels and what seems like miles of convention center to cover at sxsw interactive, it has been challenging for folks working in the non profit sector to find a place where you can easily meet up with peers, unwind your brain, or just share all the cool stuff you’re absorbing with other people who “get it”. Afternoon acoustic concerts, including local & virtual musicians, sponsored by BlackBaud , befitting Sweet Relief, Musicians Fund.

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Don’t just DO South by Southwest this year. Do it Good.

Allegiance Group

Take your brain, stuff it full of innovative thinking, new technology mashups, and the insight from the smartest people you’ve ever seen in one place. Through sponsored events, we have raised thousands of dollars for charities including Sweet Relief Musicians Fund , Capital Area Food Bank of Texa s and UNICEF. Note: Reprinted from The Huffington Post. Beaconfire is the creator of The Beacon Lounge at SxSW Interactive. Brace yourself.

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Fundraising for Education: Your Guide to Doing Virtual Fundraising Right

Qgiv

We’ve seen everything from completely fresh “Choose Your Own Adventure” type fundraisers to new takes on classic school events that combine typical school events like spelling bees, show and tell, brain bowls, and talent shows with fundraising.

Top 10 Tips for a Fabulous 14NTC

NTEN

Find a full list of all attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors. Make sure to bring your brain power to compete in Geek Bingo, a helicopter obstacle course, karaoke, and dodgeball! 14NTC is just around the corner and the community is buzzing with tips, recommendations, and other advice on making your Washington D.C. and NTC experience a rewarding one. We''ll be crossing our fingers for a blizzard-free time (13NTC, anyone?) and some early cherry blossoms.

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Campus Party H4SB — Hacking for Something Better Coming to US in 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Campus Party is embraced by corporate sponsors. They want their brains to matter. Photos by Jamie Stobie and used with permission from the photographer. Note from Beth: My colleague, Daniel Ben-Horin, from TechSoup Global has been in the nonprofit technology for decades. He has seen it all. But when he gets excited about activity that could benefit the nonprofit technology sector, I listen. What do you think of the Campus Party model?

[VIDEO] Building a Better Grants Strategy Post-COVID

Bloomerang

Whether you are new to grants, and re-evaluating how your organization seeks out grant funding, Rachel Werner will go through what you need to know to become more grant ready. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Rachel, I got 2:00 Eastern. Is it okay if I go ahead and get us started officially here?

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Augmented Reality and Social Good: The Art of Creating Meaningful AR

Connection Cafe

Beyond the immediate future, we will most certainly see AR gear and physical triggers take up less space over time—tablets to phones, glasses to contact lenses, and at some point, maybe the only tool we’ll need is our brain. Guru is also sponsoring the arts and cultural reception on October 17th from 8:00 to 10:00pm ET, at the Museum of Industry. You hear the buzz all over the place: augmented reality this, augmented reality that.

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[VIDEO] How To Lead And Manage In Our New Nonprofit Work Reality

Bloomerang

Full Transcript: Steven: You’ll hear a robot voice. Kishshana: Go ahead. Steven: All right, Kishshana. I got 2:00 Eastern or is it okay if I go ahead and get this part started officially? Kishshana: Yes, we can. Steven: All right. Awesome. Well, good afternoon, everybody.

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What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth Kanter

She shared that Bob likes to talk about nonprofit data scientists as being dot organisms. Just like your brain, you have nerves everywhere that tell you to take voluntary actions like “raise your arm.” For example, their bootcamps which were sponsored by American Express. I was lucky enough this morning to hear Nancy Lublin’s opening keynote at the Data On Purpose conference hosted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Favorite Have Fun Do Good Books of 2009

Have Fun - Do Good

Although I've been a sponsor of a "sister" for the past two years, and am familiar with the organization's work, to prepare for the interview I read her riveting memoir, Between Two Worlds. Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination , and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan When I heard Stuart Brown talk about the importance of play on the Speaking of Faith podcast in July , it was a real "aha" moment for me.

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Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Come learn the ups and downs of these contests from brands that sponsor them. We’ll pick the brains of people who live this challenge daily in the nonprofit sector. Illustration by Jonny Goldstein of my SXSW panel proposal. Jonny will provide live graphic facilitation of the highly interactive and fun panel. The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March 11-15, 2010 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event.

7 Things I learned From #Beth53 Fundraiser and PoST Class

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Chocolate activates the pleasure center of the brain, at least according to some research. After a nervous giggle, I shared with them that donating and volunteering does the same thing as chocolate to your brain. Grace talks about joining the Twitter Revolution and asks a great question related to her project: I'm raising tens of thousands of dollars for a nonprofit from corporate sponsors. Final Slides PoST View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Beth Kanter

“New Skills for a Complex World” was the theme of the seventh annual Nonprofit Management Institute, a two-day conference for several hundred nonprofit leaders sponsored by the Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) earlier this week. I had the honor of being on the faculty to do a master class on leading networked nonprofits.

Nonprofit Technology News for March 2014

Tech Soup Blog

The DoGooder Awards recognize exceptional use of video to promote good causes and are sponsored by YouTube and TechSoup donor partner, Cisco. To go even further out on the technology frontier there is ‘brain computer interface’ or thought controlled computing. The nonprofit Wadsworth Center in New York is on the cutting edge of this technology and is developing an in-home brain computer interface system for use by severely paralyzed people.

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Join us for the Creativity and Collaboration Retreat!

Museum 2.0

Then you should check out the Creativity and Collaboration (C2) retreat sponsored by NAME and AAM, May 31-June 2 of this year in Monterey, CA. Being on the C2 planning team has stretched my brain to consciously think about the processes and conditions for creativity and collaboration. Imagine a conference. Now, imagine it happening in a beautiful retreat center on the beach. Imagine activities that actually encourage you to spend time on said beach.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

Constituent Empowerment Honorable Mention: Sierra Club and American Cancer Society Winner: Children International Used TeamRaiser to recruit new sponsors and recuited 5,000 sponsors since 2005 and sponsored over 560 children. And it was fun to finally meet you in person at this years Summit and spend some time picking your brain on nonprofit social media on video : ) Ill make sure and send the footage your way soon.

Six New Games for Change: Check Out the Future of Gaming for Good

NTEN

The empowerment of girls in third world countries is a topic many corporate sponsors are looking to endorse. This style of game play connects the brain and body to the game’s experience. By Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager, Games for Change. For the first time, this year's Games for Change Festival created an opportunity for producers of games in development to get live feedback from leading game designers, educators, and funders on the main stage.

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NpTechTag Summary: Connected Conversations, Live Blogging, and Other Great Finds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Web and Altruism Nick Booth, high fibre podcasting blog, points us to some fascinating brain research that has discovered the part of the brain responsible for altruism and he links it to why nonprofits should be using the social web to advance their missions. photo of Lucy Bernholz live blogging during the Northern California Grantmakers Briefing. Photo in flickr from Community Technology Foundation.

[VIDEO] Be More Productive, Powerful & Persuasive with Board, Staff & Donors

Bloomerang

In our brains, in the back of our brain here is our instinct, that fight or flight. ” And so when we pitch ideas, people tend to go into the back of their brain and now they’re kind of poking holes at your idea. Our prefrontal cortex of our brain is where.

Now that’s social engagement #SFBatkid

Connection Cafe

Add the hashtag to all your event day signage: sponsor banners, route makers, and directional signage. The goal is to ingrain your hashtag into attendee’s brains. Last Friday, #SFBatkid took over San Francisco, twitter, Instragram and our hearts. It was an amazing social media moment and a great day for a 5 yr leukemia survivor. If you missed it here’s the skinny: Miles wished to be Batkid and Make-A-Wish made it happen.

Does Playing Video Games Make You Smarter about Google AdWords Campaigns? Yes!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been following Marc Sirkin's blog for about a year before I met him at last year's Games for Change Conference where he taught me Brain Age and Mario. (At I'm working on another screencast (sponsored by NTEN and SalesForce ) about the SalesForce/Google Ad Words Integration. Marc Sirkin at last year's Games for Change Conference. Marc is the Chief Marketing Officer at the IRC.

Why Women Are the Market for Changing the World, and How to Reach Them: Interview with The She Spot co-author, Lisa Witter

Have Fun - Do Good

She is a co-founder of the award-winning SheSource.org , an online brain trust of women experts designed to close the gender gap among commentators in the news media. It's just natural in our brains, if you look at the brain science and everything around that, women want to build community. Again, it goes back to our brain science. I sponsor her for a low monthly fee, and we write letters back and forth to one another.

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How To Think Like A Nonprofit Social Marketing Genius: What's Your Brilliant Thought?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Given my right brained, non-linear and visual way of presenting ideas, I thought it might be helpful to write up a few notes about the above talk. How To Think Like A Nonprofit Social Media Genius View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: nonprofit socialmedia ). Here are my slides from the Convio " Social Media for Social Good " for tomorrow. I will be co-presenting with Emily Riley , a senior analyst from Jupiter Research.

My Kumbaya Moments: Like Summer Camp for NPTechies, the NTEN Conference

Connection Cafe

Our brains our packed with ideas and inspiration for how to do our jobs better, our social networks are a little richer because of the new relationships we have forged, and our hearts are full with the comradeship of being with so many people that share our passion and perspective for the role of technology in work promoting the social good. Cisco sponsored the project and provided the hardware for the network.

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NTEN and TechSoup Webinar: Share Your Story - ROI and Social Media - Slides and Notes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But it is always a good exercise to make your brain think in a different way. What's Up With Feedburner by Beth Kanter Google Analytics Primer sponsored by NTEN with screencast and wiki created by Beth Kanter Using Postrank To Evaluate the Top Content on my blog by Beth Kanter. Share Your Story: ROI, Social Media, Nonprofits. View more presentations from kanter. tags: nonprofits roi ).

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Game Friday: Games that Make You a Better Person (Really!)

Museum 2.0

alpha brain waves game I always see at ASTC. Or, sponsor some of these crazy game events--races to see who can maintain the highest mpg over a set path. There's a lot of interesting gaming stuff going on since GDC and SXSW have just finished up, but this week, I want to focus on some gaming in the real world, with an environmental twist.