Social Media in Crisis Communication: A Lesson Learned by Charlotte Meckelnburg Library


Jenifer R Daniels, Communications & Marketing Specialist, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Unfortunately, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s budget woes were defined by all three. In our integrated communications plan, we believed that taking advantage of social media tools would assist us because of its social nature; allowing us “always be on” and present in the community conversation. She also serves as adjunct faculty at a community college in the metro Charlotte region.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! However, we aren't everywhere yet , so we're looking for community leaders to start new groups. As a NetSquared organizer, you will become known as someone who's a leader in the Tech4Good community.

Sandy Hook School Support Fund Link


The United Way of Western Connecticut has established a support fund for the families and the community of Newtown. Children: Charlotte Bacon, 6 Daniel Barden, 7 Olivia Engel, 6 Josephine Gay, 7 Ana M.

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Performance Based Funding Institute to Improve Higher Education


Douglas Zimmerman and Lois Ann Porter traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to organize the Performance-Based Funding Institute VisionLink produced for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A Self-Assessment Sheet used by attending community colleges at the PBF Institute.

Bringing Up the Next Generation of Faithful Supporters

Connection Cafe

This past summer, I was fortunate enough to acquire tickets to the PGA Championship in Charlotte. Offer volunteer opportunities within your organization and the community. Faith Communities Nonprofit donor base faith-based Gen Z millenials next generation volunteering

7 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Implement to Engage Volunteers


Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte County uses VolunteerConnect to track volunteer hours. When volunteers donate 1,000 hours to Habitat Charlotte, a celebration is in order. Image courtesy of Huffington Post and

TLA Profile: Ada Jenkins Center


Creating a comprehensive IT strategy helps a popular community center gain board support for key technology initiatives, including a new VoIP phone system and new computer hardware. The Ada Jenkins Center near Charlotte, North Carolina, provides crisis assistance and the integrated delivery of. Collaborating with the board of directors to implement an IT strategy. Kimberlee Roth. Owner. Outword, LLC. read more

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging

Tech Soup Blog

" He has been an advocate and organizer with immigrants and refugees in Charlotte, New York/Newark, and Los Angeles, as well as in Zimbabwe and Great Britain, for organizations including Detention Watch Network. Accessible Technology Acquiring Technology Office and Productivity Running Your Organization blog online community nonprofits nplive community

Announcing the Digital Inclusion Fellowship


Only when everyone is online can we truly support our entire community with necessary services, access to education and information, avenues to employment, and social connections to friends and family regardless of income or where someone may live.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


But her experience and those of the residents in her community inspired her greatest work, A Raisin in the Sun , the first play written by an African American to be produced on Broadway. While many remember it as a male-dominated organization, Cleaver, Angela Davis, and other women actually played a large role in leading the movement to empower African American communities during the Civil Rights era. Charlotte Cooper. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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Twitter for Nonprofits in 2018: Rebirth or Retire?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s a powerful example of personal storytelling using the threads by Charlotte Clymer on depression and suicide. Some wonder whether creating a non-toxic community where online abuse is seriously addressed would be more helpful.).

4 Takeaways from #AG2014 Social Media

Connection Cafe

Take a look at how Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte puts this practice into place with their photo of a young teen purchasing baby supplies in anticipation of the birth of his daughter, who inspired him to graduate high school and pursue a college degree. There are 1.23

Does Your Nonprofit Need Some Data Therapy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” The blog post is about the launch of the Boston Foundation’s new resource for community organizations and media, the Boston Indicators Project website. And community organizations can use data to illuminate the challenges they face.

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Free Webinar on June 17: Flip-in' Out @ the Library

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's product donation program includes easy-to-use Flip Video cameras that allow you to share your library and community stories. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library uses Flip cameras within their system for programming at their branches. Attend this free webinar on Thursday, June 17 at 11 a.m. Pacific time and find out how public libraries are using this technology as a tool for making connections, recording library events, and sharing knowledge.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is also a pivotal year for many community foundations as they consider whether to ramp up or wind down giving day initiatives in their communities. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

The Data-Driven Organization: Free Live Streamed Event, June 16


As more data becomes available to us and the tools to understand it all become more user-friendly, nonprofits have an opportunity - even a duty - to use data to gain a more robust understanding of our work, the communities in which we work, and the impact we're making.

Opening Up Museums: My TEDxSantaCruz Talk

Museum 2.0

I'm just home from a whirlwind of speaking engagements--Oslo, Denver, Charlotte, Roanoke. It gave me a chance to really think about how we have been opening up our museum and what it means for our community. We're doing great work for our communities, too.

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Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

We share a panel with Mark Julian of the YMCA of the Triangle Area , and Sloane Mayberry of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. October is shaping up to be a busy month.

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Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our free events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community. Port Charlotte, Florida: How to Tell Your Nonprofit Story with Spark and TechSoup's StoryMakers 2017.

Arts Policy Reports

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In addition to collecting information about metro Boston, TDC studied nine other metropolitan areas with similar populations, thriving arts communities, and some of the highest art revenues per capita nationally, including Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Minneapolis-St. Solid policy research into the nonprofit arts and culture sector, once rare and anecdotal, is now accumulating. This month I'm gathering and reviewing various reports. I'll start close to home.

Nonprofit Technology News for April 2014 - The Green Issue

Tech Soup Blog

After someone reports a dumpsite, it sets in motion a community effort to deal with the problem. Wood Stove image courtesy of Charlotte Boulton Photography and Proyecto Mirador. This is our earth month edition of nonprofit technology news.

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The Move On Model: Inciting Visitor Social Action

Museum 2.0

The Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, NC, has presented a series of exhibitions, beginning with COURAGE , that marry provocative historical and cultural content with programmatic opportunities for community development.

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The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

Have Fun - Do Good

I think that is an area in which in our new strategic plan we are really committed to strengthening that understanding of how do all these efforts collectively contribute to stronger, more sustainable, more democratic communities.

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