An Open letter to Crowdfunding Companies from the California Association of Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: The crowdfunding industry has sponsored legislation in California to clarify what is legally permissible. The California Association of Nonprofits is seeking feedback from the broader nonprofit community about these proposed guidelines.

An Open (Online) Book: What SB 272 Means for California Public Records

Byte Technology

That has recently changed with the introduction of SB 272: The California Public Records Act, which for the first time establishes a statewide standard that agencies must follow in adopting open data policies. It may seem hard to imagine but it’s been 50 years since President Lyndon B.

Sam Chenkin On Upcoming California Office 365 Conferences

TechImpact

Tech Impact has teamed up with Tech Soup to put on a series of conferences for nonprofits in the California area about Office 365, its benefits to organizations of all sizes, and dispelling fears many nonprofits might have regarding cloud technology.

California Dreaming

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

A Model for Wildfire Disaster Relief

Connection Cafe

As of August 13, there are more than 17 large fires currently burning across California, including the largest wildfire on record in the state of California. Like other areas of disaster relief , wildfires, particularly in California, have becomes an increasingly common occurrence.

Do Small Nonprofits in California Use Technology Successfully? :: PNNOnline ::

AFP Blog

Do Small Nonprofits in California Use Technology Successfully? :: PNNOnline ::: "Do Small Nonprofits in California Use Technology Successfully? Posted by: USF on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Topic Special Features A new study from the University of San Francisco’s Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management (INOM) shows that small grassroots nonprofits across California understand the.

California Poison Control Goes Mobile

Mobile Commons

Last week, California Poison Control launched a new iPhone app called “Choose Your Poison.” The app lets kids play an informative game that suggests how similar candy can look to medication – and then lets them automatically connect with a poison control hotline. The iPhone app marks an extension of our own long-standing mobile campaign with the CPCS. Last year, we launched a campaign of weekly poison tips to help families keep their children safe.

Saving the California Condor: A Collective Impact Story

ASU Lodestar Center

Except one: The California Condor. The California Condor is the sole surviving member of the Gymnogyps genus, a castaway from the Pleistocene epoch. The California Condor Recovery Program continues today, over 25 years since its inception. posted by. Stephanie La Loggia, M.A.

Announcing CHeQPoint: A Snapshot of HIE Activity in California

Influence

CheQPoint.org provide an overview of major Health Information Exchange efforts in California.

Crucial Policy Issues for Nonprofits: Attend California Nonprofit Convention Sept. 13

Tech Soup Blog

Jan Masaoka's California Nonprofit Policy Convention is far from conventional. "This is a different kind of conference," says Masaoka, California Association of Nonprofits CEO. Benefit corporations : A forum hosted by Todd Johnson, a lawyer who helped craft California's B corporation legislation, which addresses when it's the right time to form one or create a subsidiary corporation. State budget : What does the California budget mean for nonprofits?

Jgooders Web site lets philanthropy start at just $5 | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California

AFP Blog

the Jewish news weekly of Northern California: "However, Jgooders runs no projects of its own and fundraises nothing for itself. Jgooders Web site lets philanthropy start at just $5 | j. Rather, it is a Jewish philanthropic startup offering individual donors and Jewish or Israeli charities the chance to raise money with ease via new technology and social media promotion.CGgooders Judith Stern

California Poison Control System Sends Daily Tips Over Text

Mobile Commons

The California Poison Control System runs an innovative campaign, in English and Spanish, to keep families informed about poison threats to their homes and lives. California Poison Control System also uses the text hotline to remind people about their emergency phone line. Get timely tips about preventing poison sent straight to your phone.

Beth's On The Move: Our Car Leaves for California

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The video above shows our car being loaded on the truck to go to California. Video is here. I know, I know, I said I wasn't going to be blogging very much, but realized that the move provided a good opportunity for me to play around with the FLIP camera I have on loan.

Nonprofits, Libraries, and the California Teleconnect Fund

Tech Soup Blog

If you work for a nonprofit or library in California, your organization might be eligible to reduce your. California are not aware of the California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) and. When combined with the California Teleconnect Fund discount, this offering.

Taking First Steps With Social Media: California Child Care Resource & Referral Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, I had the pleasure of doing a mini-workshop at the Director's Institute for the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network in Sacramento. One of their policy initiatives is called " think families, think a brighter future for California."

California Poison Control System Sends Health Tips Over Text

Mobile Commons

The California Poison Control System runs an innovative campaign, in English and Spanish, to keep families informed about poison threats to their homes and lives. California Poison Control System also uses the text hotline to remind people about their emergency phone line. Get timely tips about preventing poison sent straight to your phone.

California Department of Public Health Lets People Text to Find the Closest Vaccination

Mobile Commons

During the H1N1 scare in 2009, the California Department of Public Health wanted to help citizens get vaccinated against the virus. The California Department of Public Health transformed the somewhat abstract “get a flu shot” to “get a flu shot in your neighborhood, right now.”

TechSoup Wins 2009 California Digital Inclusion Award

Tech Soup Blog

The Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT) and California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) today named TechSoup Global one of three winners of the 2009 California Digital Inclusion Program Award. The award recognizes nonprofits, government agencies, and corporations responsible for raising awareness of and improving web accessibility for Californians with disabilities. read more. Tools Web Building

Health & Data: Working with the California Department of Health Care Services

Influence

Through our work with the California Department of Health Care Services, our aims have been to achieve this while improving their web presence overall – including a new web governance plan, new site-wide style guidelines, and an improved analytics infrastructure.

Victory for Bloggers in California Court

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

It's good news for bloggers: On Friday a California Court of Appeals ruled the bloggers are entitled to the same protections as journalists in traditional media when it comes to being required to reveal confidential sources.

Goodbye, galas: Jewish nonprofits turn to social media for new types of fundraising | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California

AFP Blog

the Jewish news weekly of Northern California: "Whoever thought you’d see a former U.S. Goodbye, galas: Jewish nonprofits turn to social media for new types of fundraising | j. poet laureate singing a kitschy jingle on YouTube, asking for funds for a small nonprofit that most of his readers have never heard of?In In today’s great economic meltdown, nonprofits are searching for alternative ways to

Video Games, Virtual Worlds Workshop: Northern California Grantmakers Briefing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

from my flickr photo stream Susan Tenby from TechSoup gave a presentation for a workshop called Virtual Games/Virtual Worlds during the Northern California Grantmakers Briefing called From YouTube to Podcast: Digital Media, Philthanthropy, and Social Justice.

Why the California Teleconnect Fund Is Great for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

If your nonprofit organization or library is in or has offices in California, you may be eligible for up to 50% off your advanced communications expenses through the California Teleconnect Fund (CTF). The program is administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and provides a 50%. the 110,000 registered nonprofits in California, only around 3,500 have applied.

Advocates for disabled urge feds to reject cuts to California Medicaid

Vertex Systems

Here’s an interesting story affecting our customers and the people they serve: A consortium of 33 advocacy groups for people with disabilities on Thursday urged federal regulators to reject California’s request to cut the state’s Medicaid program.

Online Community Unconference June 10 in Mountain View, California

Tech Soup Blog

Next week, I'll be attending The Online Community Unconference (OCU) , along with my TechSoup community colleague, Susan Tenby.

Research Friday: Battling Domestic Violence with Data

ASU Lodestar Center

This week, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month , I’ll examine the impact of these issues on a specific subsector: Domestic violence service providers in California. As a result of the California budget crisis in 2010, many DV organizations laid off staff or closed temporarily.

Californians Txt 4 Flu Info

Mobile Commons

Text FLU and your address to 30644 to find the closest H1N1 vaccine in California. California is truly on the cutting edge of integrating communication technologies to make sure people receive the information they need in a way that is most useful to them.”.

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VisionLink - Untitled Article

VisionLink

Reconnecting Friends and Family During the chaos and dislocation of the California fires, we are honored to deploy Safe and Well for the American Red Cross. Read here for a local story, and local authorities' request to use Safe and Well, as we all work together to reconnect friends and family. link] To go to Safe and Well directly: Safeandwell.org

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

Everyaction

Uplift Family Services As California’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral health provider, Uplift Family Services serves more than 30,000 children and their family members annually. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Northern California Grantmakers and Silicon Valley Community Foundation / San Francisco, CA / $350. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar!

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

The world’s brightest fundraisers and philanthropic minds will drop anchor in the booming home of the Golden Gate Bridge, Levi’s and Twitter - where old school meets new school and the vibe is California cool.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen

Everyaction

Last year disaster relief once again became the main focus of our organization as we activated and served over 4 million meals in Peru, Houston, Puerto Rico, and California. World Central Kitchen was founded by chef and activist José Andres in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Since then the organization has grown to work in 10 different countries.

5 Pet Peeves of DSP's

Vertex Systems

What about the DSP who decides that the cold Minnesota winters are for the birds, and they pack their bags and move to sunny Southern California? DSP Pet Peeves. In the past few blog posts we’ve talked about how Intuition by Vertex can help your company increase top line revenue.

RuffaloCODY buys crowdfunding business for nonprofits | TheGazette

AFP Blog

Duane Jasper, president and CEO of RuffaloCODY, said ScaleFunder’s emerging crowdfunding technology, developed at the University of California, Los Angeles, will complement his company’s fundraising tools for colleges and universities RuffaloCODY buys crowdfunding business for nonprofits | TheGazette : ScaleFunder, an online engagement and fundraising business that provides integrated crowdfunding solutions to nonprofit organizations, has been acquired by RuffaloCODY of Cedar Rapids.

Beth is coming to London…

Steve Bridger

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AFP Blog

According to MobileCause, a California-based provider of online fundraising and communications platforms, mobile numbers have become “the most important record in your database.and mobile search is the most common way supporters learn more about your nonprofit.” " 'via Blog this

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Forget That Amazon Package: This Funder Wants Drones to Deliver Humanitarian Aid  - Inside Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Forget That Amazon Package: This Funder Wants Drones to Deliver Humanitarian Aid - Inside Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy : "The UPS Foundation has partnered with, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the California-based robotics company Zipline to examine the use of drones as a viable manner in which to deliver lifesaving supplies and medicines to remote regions around the world.

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VisionLink Helps NAF Students “Be Future Ready”

VisionLink

NAF unveiled their MyNAFTrack program to great applaud in front of 1,500 people during their annual #NAFNext 2015 conference in Anaheim, California yesterday.

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Consulting is Proud to support the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy

VisionLink

States participating in the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy are: California Hawaii Illinois New Mexico Ohio Oklahoma West Virginia VisionLink is proud to partner with the Complete College America and believe that “We all work better by working together”.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Public Figures on Social Media

SocialFish

Public Admin | University of Southern California. Every once in a while I like to post a reminder of the big picture, like this one. Thanks to the USC MPA for sending it over. ———-. photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday Useful Data

5 things direct support professionals hate

Vertex Systems

California even has a two year course of study. Every job has its frustrations. That's normal. But let's be honest; DSPs don't have a normal job. Although many parts of the job are fulfilling, and even heart-warming, there are plenty of pain points as well.

Crowdsourcing As Planning Tool

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

View California Coast Trip in a larger map This holiday rather than working, we decided to take a brief vacation and travel down the beautiful California coast. Only problem was by Christmas night we realized that we hadn't even opened.

VisionLink Supports the National Academy Foundation’s Work-Based Learning Fellows

VisionLink

Members of the NAF WBL Fellows 2014 The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is a leader in preparing high school students for college and career success.