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Our Challenge: How are You Strengthening the Social Economy?

Connection Cafe

But we at Blackbaud had our own challenge to make to today to these leaders—and to you, wherever you’re leading from. I spent today surrounded by hundreds of the nation’s most innovative and passionate social change-makers here at the Social Innovation Summit.

3 Nonprofit Social Media Challenges, And How To Overcome Them

TechImpact

The post 3 Nonprofit Social Media Challenges, And How To Overcome Them appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of University of Minnesota.

Technology Challenges Nonprofits Face

TechImpact

” The post Technology Challenges Nonprofits Face appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Rensec IT Consulting.

Solving Nonprofit Marketing Challenges across National and Affiliate Offices

Connection Cafe

Large, national nonprofits with local affiliates are all challenged with similar tasks: How do we ensure our brand is consistent while tailoring the message to donors who give nationally versus locally?

Ice Bucket Challenge: Can Other Nonprofits Reproduce It?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Is success of the Ice Bucket Challenge a happy accident for ALS and the people who suffer from the disease or is the first example of the power of crowd charity? Can other nonprofits reproduce it? The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over $88.5

The Old and The New: It’s Always Our Challenge

Connection Cafe

To meet the challenge of this personal goal for my education, I had to add to what I knew about succeeding as a student. Take, for example, the fundraising challenge du jour : retaining donors. But our challenge is to combine these great tools with a concerted effort to build true relationships with supporters and make them feel genuinely valued, not just the recipient of an automated acknowledgement — albeit sent immediately, but lacking the human touch that still resonates today.

Here’s Your Opportunity to Start Something Awesome: Join #MBUstorm Blogging Challenge!

SocialFish

MBUstorm “Start a New Site & Double Your Money Challenge” is your unique opportunity to finally get motivated to bring one of your genius ideas to life. That’s what MyBlogU new blogging challenge is all about: Start a new site. Join the challenge today !

Infographic: America’s Biggest One Day Giving Challenge

TechImpact

Give Local America is a 24 hour online fundraising challenge. The post Infographic: America’s Biggest One Day Giving Challenge appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. If you thought Giving Tuesday was the only one day giving bonanza of the year, you’re missing out on the biggest giving day of the first half of the year. On May 6th in 2014, there were an incredible 306,098 total donations and over $53 […].

The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

3rd Sector Labs

The conversations about the ALS Association’s astounding success with the Ice Bucket Challenge continue. Did you know that the Ice Bucket Challenge has its own Wikipedia article ? That data is the Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue. The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue IS the data.

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Is A Downer News Cycle A Factor in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Success?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, maybe it is not too surprising that something that makes us feel good while doing good and a little silly like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went wild on the social networks. (That’s the response I gave during NPR Morning Edition when asked why it was catching on).

A Challenging Economy = More Donations

NetWits

Nonprofits have a unique advantage in a bad economy: People VOLUNTEER their time to help these organizations further their cause. No other area of business has that unique strength, and that is the focal point of creative fundraising. There is another old adage that we might want to consider: “Time is Money” – so do Volunteers = Donations? If we throw-back to our Physics class, make some substitutions, and show our work, we might come up with something like this

Green Biz Challenge

GroundWire

Cities all across the nation are creating resource-reducing challenges for local businesses and organizations to participate in. The Eastside Green Business Challenge , organized by the Eastside Sustainable Business Alliance, is a friendly competition in the Puget Sound region. Commercial and industrial facilities are responsible for nearly half of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

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Ice Bucket Challenge Round-up

Wild Apricot Blog

Are you tired of hearing about the Ice Bucket Challenge? There is a lot we can learn from this viral campaign – so here is a round-up of 7 blog posts and articles to help you understand how you might apply lessons learned to your organization. social media Fundraising

Big News: Startup Challenge to Fund & Showcase Social Impact Ventures By Women

Frogloop

Women Who Tech will review your application and email you within 48 hours to let you know if you are approved to participate in the Challenge. Then, if you''re approved, CrowdRise will build you a fundraising page in the Challenge and we''ll also get you some next steps.

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Open Challenges Harness Local Knowledge for Local Change

Tech Soup Blog

Since the first NetSquared challenge in 2006, TechSoup has continued to offer people and organizations opportunities to connect, share ideas, and collaborate; they work on solutions online and offline through events, meetups, and hackathons. " Spreading the Word about the Open Challenges.

Grow Your Community #NPTechChat: Challenges, Opportunities

Tech Soup Blog

Around the world, organizations face unique challenges when mobilizing their constituents and growing online communities, whether for a cause, an issue, an organization's mission, or a combination thereof.

Solve the Most Common Healthcare Challenge with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

One of the most common challenges healthcare providers face is patients failing to take their medication. The World Health Organization has reported that upwards of 50% of people don’t take the medication they are prescribed.

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Learning in Public Challenges and Actions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results. Learning in Public Challenges and Actions – guest post by Annie Hernandez. Flickr Photo by Andy Beal.

Let’s Step It Up: Join Me for a Walking Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Challenge open to all Americans, running from October 13, 2016 at 12:01 AM PDT and ends on October 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT. The Surgeon General in partnership with Fitbit has issued the Step It Up!

2 Strategies for Overcoming Common Fundraising Challenges All Nonprofits Face [Infographic]

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

2 Strategies for Overcoming Common Fundraising Challenges All Nonprofits Face [Infographic] – Guest Post by Frank Barry. Good planning always takes into account risks or challenges that could prevent you from reaching your goals as well as strategies to overcome those risks.

CrowdRise Holiday Challenge Expects to Raise Over $1M for Charity

Frogloop

While your nonprofit may be in the final sprint of planning its year-end fundraising campaigns, you may want to carve out extra time raising even more money by participating in the 3 rd annual Crowdrise Holiday Challenge.

How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

Tech Soup Blog

Between 2006 and 2009, TechSoup hosted open challenges to identify and provide support for innovative projects that harnessed these and other technologies for social good. The NetSquared Challenges Foster Tech Innovation. " Each challenge had three steps.

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Should Your Organization Take The "Gratitude Challenge"?

Wild Apricot Blog

Since it''s the season of giving thanks – is it time your non-profit or charity took the "Gratitude Challenge"? nonprofit

Infographic: Data From America's Biggest Online Giving Challenge

Frogloop

Last spring I learned about the 24-hour online Give Local America fundraising challenge. Check out the rest of the data below and be sure and mark your calendars for May 5, 2015 the next Give Local America online giving challenge. I was inspired by the idea because it provided a great way for local communities to come together and raise money to support local charities and causes.

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The Effects from One Month of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Infographic]

NonProfit Hub

To mark the significance of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reaching $100 million, RallyBound created a one-month look at the social media sensation. The post The Effects from One Month of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Infographic] appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Online Voting: Advantages and Challenges for Associations

SocialFish

Continue reading to learn the advantages and challenges of online voting for associations. Challenges of Online Voting. If either state law or internal guidelines prohibit electronic methods, your challenge will be to revise the applicable statute or policy to permit online voting.

Mozilla Ignite Challenge: Gigabits of Possibilities

NTEN

Mozilla's Ignite Challenge gives you the chance to make those dreams a reality! Mozilla and the National Science Foundation are inviting nonprofits to take part in an open innovation challenge. The "Mozilla Ignite Apps Challenge" will include an Idea stage that anyone can participate in, followed by a series of developer rounds in which developers compete to develop actual apps. gigabit internet ignite challenge mozilla zerodivide

3 Crowdfunding Challenges You Can't Miss

Frogloop

You can get started right away with three inspiring fundaising challenges launching this month. Give Local America Challenge, May 6th. Veterans Charity Challenge 2, May 22nd. Last week on the Froglooop blog, we highlighted 7 helpful crowdfunding tips.

Top Challenges with Volunteer Engagement & Retention

Wild Apricot Blog

Recently our Membership Advisory Group discussed their challenges with volunteer engagement and retention and offered up some advice and ideas to help their membership peers. Volunteers

Picture This: TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge

Tech Soup Blog

Although most people tend to think of videos when they think of digital storytelling, the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge (TSDigs), powered by Lights. More than 40 photo slideshows were submitted from social benefit organizations across the globe as part of this year’s challenge.

Turning a moment into a movement: How ALSA’s Ice Bucket Challenge is changing lives

Beaconfire Wire

While last August’s viral Ice Bucket Challenge took ALSA by surprise, we are thrilled to help them to share how the $115 Million dollars raised is now being used.

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Digital Storytelling Challenge

Frogloop

The second annual TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge is coming up on January 31 st. Check out the Digital Storytelling Challenge for more information. Here’s how it works. Create a digital story (60 seconds or less video or 5-panel picture story) that conveys your nonprofit’s mission and work in a compelling and creative way. Prizes include: Flip Slide HD – Capture up to 4 hours of high quality HD video with Flip’s latest and greatest mini-camcorder.

I Would Dump Garbage On My Head If It Would Help a Nonprofit Reach 71,000 New Donors.

Connection Cafe

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been catching a lot of scrutiny. Yes, there are those people that are participating in this ice bucket challenge for the sole reason that they like seeing themselves on camera. I get it— why would we be encouraging people NOT to donate to charity?

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Tech Tip: Take the Greener IT Challenge

Tech Soup Blog

Take the Greener IT Challenge to find out how to make environmentally friendly choices every time you buy, use, and dispose of IT equipment. Take a fun five-question quiz, after which you can get a fancy Greener IT Challenge certificate.

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Big News: Startup Challenge to Fund & Showcase Social Impact Ventures By Women

Frogloop

How do we disrupt the nonprofit sector? I’ve talked about the dire need for nonprofits to innovate over the years on Frogloop. Because there are over 1.5 million nonprofits in the US that are working in similar issue areas and trying to address global warming, poverty, the gender pay gap, affordable healthcare, education, etc. Social Networking Online Fundraising Technology crowdfunding Conferences Nonprofit Events Web 2.0 Trends

See the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge Winners!

Tech Soup Blog

The winners of the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge have been announced! First Place: Mountaintop Library Expands Horizons by Room to Read. read more. Event Multimedia & Graphics News Online Activism Online Fundraising Software Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0 Tools

Online Competitions: Lessons from MIT’s Service Innovation Challenge

Frogloop

We’d like to share a few of our major aims and reflect a bit on some lessons learned that we hope will guide our approach in the future and prove helpful to others designing competitions, challenges, and prize giveaways online – in particular those focused on social benefit and public service.

Study Highlights Nonprofit Fundraising Challenges

TechImpact

A recent post from Miratel examined the recently released Nonprofit Fundraising Study … Continued The post Study Highlights Nonprofit Fundraising Challenges appeared first on Tech Impact.

Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Over $1 Million in 30 days [INFOGRAPHIC]

John Haydon

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge surpassed $100 million dollars in 30 days. The post Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Over $1 Million in 30 days [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on John Haydon. This is huge!

Top 5 Challenges In Dealing With Multiple Chapters

Wild Apricot Blog

What are the key challenges or hurdles HQ''s face in dealing with multiple chapters? Our Multi-Chapter Benchmarking Survey offers some insight. Multi-Chapter-Benchmarking-Survey