Growing Readers: Free Webinars for Early Childhood Orgs

Tech Soup Blog

The Early Learning Lab , Frontiers of Innovation , and New Profit , along with partners Joan Ganz Cooney Center and TechSoup, are working together to build the technology capacity of the early childhood education field. In partnership with these organizations, TechSoup will be hosting a series of webinars about technology and innovation for early childhood literacy organizations and researchers. Image : San José Library / CC BY-SA.

6 Practical Tips for Promoting Your #GivingTuesday Campaign on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

2) Brand your cover images for #GivingTuesday. In addition to pinning your #GivingTuesday announcement to the top of your social pages, you can also create custom cover images for your campaign. By Kristina Brunnler , Marketing Manager at MobileCause.


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Inferring Gender for Personalized Ads on Social Media

Cloud 4 Good

As shown in the image below,, Marketing Cloud, Nonprofit Dreamin’, and even Cloud for Good are classified as male. You May Also Enjoy: Success Story: How Zero to Three Improves Childhood Development Through Salesforce Technology.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month


The Village Network considers itself a not-for-profit with a for-profit mentality, in the sense that they use sound business principles such as research-based leadership to build a forward-thinking and constantly developing model for helping youth rise above adverse childhood experiences to lead healthy and positive lives. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year.

5 Building Blocks of Strong Nonprofit Brands

NonProfit Hub

In a perfect world, charitable organizations would not have to worry about creating a strong brand image to have a successful organization. Nonprofit branding is all about how others view your organization and your efforts.

Spring Forward into Tech with Free TechSoup Webinars

Tech Soup Blog

You'll learn more about design terminology, working with layers, and changing image backgrounds. The Early Learning Lab , Frontiers of Innovation , and New Profit , along with partners Joan Ganz Cooney Center and TechSoup , are working together to build the technology capacity of the early childhood education field. TechSoup will offer a series of webinars about the use of technology and innovation for early childhood organizations and researchers during the year.

11 Holiday Gift Programs that Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You’ll receive a free card with the image of your specific gift. Jude’s Children’s Hospital: Get into the holiday spirit with ornaments, decorations and other gifts that inspire hope and help fight childhood cancer. If you are reading this now, then of the world’s 6.8 billion people , you are likely one of the lucky ones. You have Internet access, a computer, a roof over your head, and likely planning some holiday shopping this year.

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5 Tips to Make Your Website Get Better Search Rankings

Tech Soup Blog

A search engine doesn't know that "high-quality, evidence-based early childhood literacy interventions" are the same thing as "helping children learn to read." Image / Alexis Wilke / CC BY-SA. One of the most effective ways to gain exposure for a nonprofit is by appearing at the top of online search results.

Feeding a Need: New App Helps Youth Find Free Summer Meals

Tech Soup Blog

You'll hear from Marnie Webb of Caravan Studios, who will talk about childhood hunger and resources to reduce the hunger gap in your community, including and the Range app. Images: USDA , USDA , marietta. Millions of low-income students rely on free or low-cost school meals. But when summer vacation starts, the school meals end. This means youth who had access to nutritious meals during the school year may be undernourished or hungry over the summer.

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10 Nonprofit Marketing Experts’ Best Fundraising Strategies

NonProfit Hub

including videos, infographics, images, blogs and newsletters (both for on-site and off-site consumption) has been the number one performing strategy for noprofits wanting to make the greatest impact with the least amount expended. . Organization: Kantor Early Childhood Education Center.

Next-Level Fundraising with Nonprofit Psychology

NonProfit Hub

If you Google the word “psychologist,” the image that pops up is almost exactly that. Research on nearly any topic can be found, from early childhood development to education to addiction recovery. If we believe Hollywood, psychology consists of a person lying on a couch and talking about their feelings, complete with a man with a mustache and an accent sitting behind a desk listening. What comes to mind when you think of “ nonprofit psychology?”). ”).

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story


Flipboard is an iPad app that tries to do that, by providing an illusion of priority through a tactful manipulation of layout, font sizes and images. You can select from various past dates when the streetview camera captured the image. Historians can narrate stories of a city’s development or you can tell your own story of fond childhood memories. Zooming in, it’s my dad’s childhood story. By Nam-ho Park, Director, Mobile Service, Forum One.

United Nations Sets a New Agenda for Global Philanthropy

Tech Soup Blog

The previous UN Millennium Development Goals addressed eradicating poverty and hunger, combatting diseases, promoting maternal and childhood health, increasing primary education, and sustaining the environment. Image : United Nations and Project Everyone / CC BY-SA. Now that the United Nations Millennium Development Goals have expired and in some ways, have succeeded surprisingly well , the UN has developed a new set of even more ambitious goals.

A Hearty Congratulations to TechSoup Members Winning Google Impact Challenge Awards

Tech Soup Blog

This early childhood program initially serves 400 preschoolers and their families, providing them with up to 40,000 eBooks and learning apps. Images: courtesy of all the organizations listed. We were shocked when we saw the 25 winners of the big $100,000 to $500,000 Google Impact Challenge Awards. Not because of the unusually big grants, but because most of them are members of our TechSoup family.

How the Latino Community Foundation Used Learning and Pivoting to Get Better Fundraising Results

Beth Kanter

In 2012, President Obama responded to the activism, passion, and residency of the Dreamers, by issuing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to protect them from deportation and provided them with temporary work visas. We used powerful images and our timing was great. We continued to use powerful images and videos and focused on the power of technology (do you have a specific link to a visual or video).

8 Creative Fundraising Ideas to Advance Your Mission

Connection Cafe

Louie’s Kids is a nonprofit that fights childhood obesity and promotes family wellness. . Capitalize on this by using images to tell your story and evoke the donors’ emotions. Fundraising for your cause is exciting, challenging and should be unique to your mission. Annual appeals, #GivingTuesday and end-of-year fundraising campaigns are imperative to sustaining your operating costs, however, stimulating a donor or member to give beyond those efforts can be challenging.

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6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth Kanter

Image courtesy Tsahi Levent-Levi via Flickr. The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is currently selling a t-shirt with the names of 3,400 children and teens who have fought or are still fighting childhood cancer. Note from Beth: I hope you are enjoying summer break as much as I am!

How a Fan of Nonprofits Teaches Tech and Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

Here is my childhood utopian vision: I believe that technology is the greatest component that will help us create, learn, …and experiment towards our collaborative missions. Image 1 : skeeze / CC0 / text added. Image 2: Margaux Pagan. From time to time, we like to shine the spotlight on nonprofit techies who go above and beyond to help out other organizations with their technology conundrums.

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Designing Interactives for Adults: Put Down the Dayglow

Museum 2.0

The common museum knowledge on this issue is that adults are timid, that we have lost some of the wonder, impulsiveness, and active creativity of childhood days. We're showing an installation by artist Shelby Graham which features beautiful photographs of butterflies juxtaposed with images of the bombing of Japan in World War II. When talking about active audience engagement with friends in the museum field, I often hear one frustrated question: how can we get adults to participate?

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ranger Rick Image from Facebook profile. Your childhood hero, Ranger Rick, has been banished from Facebook. I've been busy trying to cram over 150 tech shirts into a suitcase to take to Cambodia so I missed this one. So a hat tip to Katrin Verclas and Progressive Exchange listserv. Facebook has been taking down organizational profiles for nonprofits, including Ranger Rick's profile. We need your help to bring back Ranger Rick's profile that was recently taken down by Facebook Staff.

Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

Connection Cafe

Is it a mistake to reuse campaign creative and images from the previous year? I think it would be a mistake to use the same images of beneficiaries or programs because it could be interpreted by some that nothing has really changed. I think the general branding for an EOY campaign (like using a winter theme) is perfectly fine, but I wouldn’t use the same images when it comes to the beneficiaries of your mission.

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The End of Online Stupidity? | Beaconfire Wire

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was ready for prime time, I could have salvaged the childhood image I have of my mother. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Get on the Bus: How Mass Transit Design Affects Participatory Potential

Museum 2.0

I was not surprised that most of the images I found on Flickr related to buses showed an open door and a smiling driver. We have childhood memories of social bus rides. If people have childhood memories of trains, they more likely recall the scenery, the long trip, the feel of moving along the tracks. There's a tag applied to many Museum 2.0 posts called "Unusual Projects and Influences."

[Guide for Nonprofits]: How to Engage Social Media Influencers to Extend Your Reach and Drive Action

Connection Cafe

Influencers Play Critical Role in Giving Day Campaign: The No Kid Hungry Social Council and Bloggers are a collection of diverse individuals committed to the fight to end childhood hunger and are the driving force behind their campaigns. They emailed their advocates social media toolkits with drafted messages and images to help raise awareness about the campaign. Social media influencers aren’t elusive. They’re everywhere, especially in your email list.

PostSecret: Lessons in Meaningful User-Generated Content

Museum 2.0

Each secret can be a regret, hope, funny experience, unseen kindness, fantasy, belief, fear, betrayal, erotic desire, feeling, confession, or childhood humiliation. Please put your complete secret and image on one side of the postcard. Because of that inherent insufficiency, contributors are compelled to use images, carefully select their words, and the result is something evocative that is open to interpretation.

Curated Collaborative Filtering: Listening to Pandora

Museum 2.0

For example, this image explains why The Tide is High was included: There are over 400 different tags used to relate songs in the Music Genome Project, ranging from “brisk swing feel” to “lyrics that tell a story” to “sparse tenor sax solo.” In some cases, people might be surprised to learn that they prefer artists whose subject matter comes from childhood memories, or those who work in a specific medium. How is a museum like a radio station?

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