Helping Children Heal With Salesforce

Cloud 4 Good

Riley Children’s Foundation serves as the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and the founding organization that opened Riley Hospital in 1924. As the Foundation began evaluating CRM options, a cross-functional data governance committee was formed.

Q&A with sgLEADERS: Barbara Newhouse, The Children’s Heart Foundation

Connection Cafe

Today’s Q&A is with Barbara Newhouse, CEO of The Children’s Heart Foundation , where she is using her experience and lessons learned to create strengths from organizational challenges and rebuild a brand that staff, board, supporters, and volunteers can trust. It didn’t take long, after that, to realize that rather than through social work, I could make the biggest difference through my organizational development and change management skills along with fundraising.


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Alison Lowndes: Helping to care for children in Kenya

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She caught my attention because she founded an organization that works with orphaned and disabled children in Kenya. She lived in China for 8 months with her 2 young children. " The organization works directly with local ngos and volunteers matching them by interest, need, and skills. Assigning volunteers to work with vetted organisations allows us to fully verify the organization's commitment to the children.

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Welcome to the 2021 Digital Inclusion Fellows


Last year, as jobs, schools, government services, social gatherings, and everyday tasks moved online, there blossomed a growing recognition that digital access and skills are critical in our society and should be a universal human right. 2020 was a rough year.

Top Twelve Tips for Courting New Board Members


Highlight what your potential board member will add to the team and how much you value the unique skills and experiences they have to offer. Earned a recent grant from the Gates Foundation, partnered with MIT on a computer lab for inner city children, or received some special recognition for your work? governance volunteer recruiting

10 Common Misconceptions Nonprofits Have About Bitcoin Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cryptocurrencies are regular by many of the same government agencies that regulate the traditional world of finance including the IRS, SEC, CFTC and local regulators. By Alex Wilson and Pat Duffy , co-founders of The Giving Block.

A Review of the Guardian ACTIVATE Summit in London

Tech Soup Blog

Guardian’s ACTIVATE is an annual conference that aims to bring together leaders in media, government and technology to a ctivatedly. data and governance, profiting from social change projects, and access to data and tools. " Alec Ross, Senior Adviser to US Secretary of State, speaking on Open Governance. “[In Africa] the race is on to find what mobiles can do in areas as disparate as public health, governance and education.”

9 Socially Responsible Companies to Applaud


By 2022, the LEGO Group is also aiming to reach eight million children around the world annually with learning through play. Companies are no longer content to do well. Today, many businesses also make it their mission to do good. .

Four Great Reasons to Join a Nonprofit Board


We hear, “My wife is pregnant and I want to model ‘giving back’ for our children,” “I was always a leader in college and grad school but until now I’ve been too busy to give back,” and “I feel an obligation to share because I’ve been so fortunate” among many other great reasons. Develop New Leadership Skills: There are invaluable skills you’ll acquire serving on a board. Why should you consider filling one of the 1.8

Giving Trends in Brazil: How Crowdfunding & Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Small nonprofits in Brazil are usually created by social entrepreneurs in the slums or other low-income zones, people with no management skills but lots of love to give. Those initial fundings rarely come from online donations, most are community-based initiatives, companies, and local government incentives. An Interview with Ruy Fortini , Founder and CEO of Doare and official partner of the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report.

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Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth Kanter

The book’s case studies offer us hope and inspiration for urban dwellers – that if we put people at the center – not markets, technology, or government – that people can meet their own needs by sharing resources. There are many inspiring examples in this book, but a few of my favorites: Walking School Bus: Concerns over safety for children translates into children being driven to school. It helps residents save money and learn new skills.

Guest Post: Dilenschneider on Workplace Core Values

Eric Jacobson

In an article titled "Where Lying Was Business as Usual," Business Week reviewed a book on the Wedtech Scandal, a Washington scandal of the late eighties in which a few government officials fed fat contracts to a dubious supplier. Workers were also encouraged to move from family to family to expand their range of skills. Rather than making their powerful writing skills even stronger, children weak in geography waste time on remedial geography with few results.

[VIDEO] How to Tap Into Gen Y & Z Donors


We’re going to start to talk about things that are important to know about these two cohorts so that when it’s time to put them in the game, you know how to best use their skills and their assets with your organization. Is that kind of what you mean by the skill-based volunteering?

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How Can We Support Kids Who Want to Create Change?

Have Fun - Do Good

How awesome is it that the adults in his life gave him the support, skills and encouragement he needed to have this experience? Help them find biographical and autobiographical books, movies, and TV shows about inspiring people like Listen to the Wind , the children's version of the adult bestseller, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. Write letters to your government officials (federal, state and local) together. Need a little pick me up today?

Building a Digitally Literate Community

Tech Soup Blog

In early education, children learn the fundamentals of reading and writing in order to communicate, collaborate, and contribute in the world. But what if kids learned basic tech skills along with reading storybooks and taking spelling tests? Libraries, nonprofits, and schools are already working hard to teach digital skills and competency, but they need support of the entire community to help people thrive in the technology age.

Comprehensive Guide To Year-End Giving


The annual 24-hour giving day, created to counter the retail-heavy push that begins with Black Friday, has thousands of nonprofits, businesses, city governments, and other institutions participating in a drive to highlight generosity and partnership for good.

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Martín Burt’s Best Kept Secret

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As Paraguay transitioned to democracy, it went on to become a leader in microenterprise development and is known today as an award winning organization that supports thousands of small businesses through three interrelated strategies: a microfinance program aimed at emerging micro-entrepreneurs; an economic education program for children and youth; and an agricultural high school that teaches organic agriculture and entrepreneurial skills to low-income youth from rural areas.

Doing the Right Stuff Right for Human Rights

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post In December 1981 soldiers of the Salvadoran Army’s Atlacatl Battalion entered the village of El Mozote, where they murdered hundreds of men, women and children. Although reports of the massacre appeared in the United States, Salvadoran army and government leaders denied them and, all too soon, El Mozote was forgotten. But, we still have to protect our users from attacks from many repressive governments around the world.

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Twenty "Fearless" Changemakers

Have Fun - Do Good

Jen Fu Cheng | Peak Potential Climbing | Fairfield, NJ Peak Potential is an organization running a 12-week introduction to rock climbing for children with physical disabilities. Leslie Neal | ArtSpring | Arts for Incarcerated Women | Homestead, FL ArtSpring uses educational arts programming for developing self-growth and effective life skills for incarcerated women, men and youth.

Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

WBT Systems

“ The world’s education systems are failing our children by not preparing them for the workplace of the future. Other key recommendations in the report focus on the need for digital fluency and “ incentivizing employees to commit to lifelong learning so they continue to develop their skills or even retrain for new roles “, as noted in this analysis.

'Thanks to Public Allies, I am Now, and Forever, an Agent of Impact'

ASU Lodestar Center

Starting out, my main focus was recruiting community members to become change makers and role models in children’s lives—also known as Big Brothers and Big Sisters. I’ve had the chance to exercise my public speaking skills, increase my professionalism, and—most importantly—inspire others to do something great. This work has entailed cultivating partnerships with school districts, city governments, community groups and nonprofits serving at-risk youth.

100+ Fundraising Event Ideas to Try in 2021 and Beyond


Board fundraisers – Your nonprofit board of directors is the governing body of your organization. While this is more luck than strategy or skill, it’s still an incredibly engaging and exciting way to raise some money!

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How Can Nonprofits Retain High-Performing Staff?

ASU Lodestar Center

Coleman Selden and Sowa state in ' Human Service Organizations Management Leadership & Governance' that studies examining turnover show that effective HR practices, from recruitment and onboarding practices to performance management and evaluation practices, all impact retention. Patty Hampton of Nonprofit HR urges organizations to focus on finding candidates who have a balance of personality/culture fit and necessary skills.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

When you step in the door, you come prepackaged with skills you can share. Suzy : Collaboration is the best skill someone can have. You look around the world at the collaborations happening between organizations and governments, etc. Seeing Millennials with those skills is great. Michael : All of my partnerships have been with my contemporaries and now I have a great partnership with someone that is the age of my children.

The Tech That Will Change 2016

Tech Soup Blog

But with so many charities and libraries working with children, the weird new security threat in 2016 will be smart toys. Children love it. The intruder was able to get names, addresses, genders, birth dates, and even photos of children — more than six million children. government initiative that aims to bring accessible broadband access to residents of low-income housing throughout the U.S.

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Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

We we use the “with” instead of the “for” perspective, we are able to see skills and contributions the community can make, opportunities for growth outside of your programs or your walls; we are able to see that we are part of a solution and not responsible for engineering the entire fix. Outside of our organizations, we have government institutions, and service providers. We have community groups, schools, local leaders and people at every age, interest, and skill level.

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Virtual Volunteer Mobilization Strategies That Can Solve Nonprofits’ Challenges During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Not enough funding from Federal / state government. Halting of after-school programs to keep children curious/engaged. Facilitate virtual mentoring, college application review, or interview skills workshop, like Mission Graduates is doing.

Games for Change Keynote: James Shelton, US Department of Education

Amy Sample Ward

And we don’t need to do it for some of our children, but for all of them. You are in the business every day of figuring out how to have people engage, have fun, and build skills – change their behaviors through games. When I leave I will write a book that is called the 100 Things We Do to Make Government Worse. That said, there are structures within government that can handle risk.

NextGen philanthropists and the transfer of intergenerational wealth

ASU Lodestar Center

David loves to offer his skills and interests as well as writing a check, becoming deeply engaged in one nonprofit at a time. 2 Bentley and Nissan, in a 1996 study, found that "learning is greatly enhanced when children are given the opportunity to engage in giving and serving activities." They want to be proactive, build new skills and develop greater leadership capacities. Teaching philanthropy to children: why, how, what. posted by Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D.

YouthBuild Boston: A TechSoup Youth Organization Profile

Tech Soup Blog

in schools, libraries, local governments, and nonprofits, it was tough to choose just one to profile this week, but I chose YouthBuild Boston because of my fondness for green tech. More than 15 million children. Idle unsupervised children of all ages can really get in to trouble. The kids go there after school to either learn construction design in the computer lab or learn construction job skills on the job site.

The Little Board Committee That Could.

ASU Lodestar Center

Do you remember reading this classic children's storybook as a kid? The lesson of this classic children's story can also carry the heading of “The Little Board Committee That Could.” Applicants who accept a position on a nonprofit's general board will have been selected their skills, expertise, knowledge, and a passion for the mission of the nonprofit. posted by Kathryn Graef Graduate Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

Thank You Duncan Riley for Your Support of the Sharing Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While the amount may seem small, it will provide 35 school uniforms for Cambodian school children. (And And I was able to play another Akoha card, donate an hour of your time) One of our projects is a sewing school which provides training for girls in a great skill that, we hope, will keep them out of prostitution. About six weeks ago, Google Chrome made its debut with a comic book that preceded the release of the Google browser that blogger. It was a coveted piece of web 2.0

What is your “Individual Social Responsibility (ISR)?

Beth Kanter

He and Rufina worked together on a project supported by the Nasscom Foundation that helped trained girls in animations skills so they could find jobs. He has helped developed a technology and library center in the rural school in his village and is implementing a program that is teaching kids ICT skills. The government run “Remand Houses” are shelters for homeless youth who are runaways, orphans, facing domestic violence at home, or too young to go to jail for a crime.

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What We Learned at 17NTC: Day 1

Tech Soup Blog

Also check out the work Microsoft did with the Missing Children Society of Canada and the Calgary Police Department. These partners deployed Azure services to create a system for helping to more quickly and reliably rescue missing children. The two key ingredients for healthy data, though, are good insight analysts and good data governance. Bad for making predictions without the right data or data science skills.

How Charities Get Tech Support in Uganda

Tech Soup Blog

Here in Uganda and Africa in general, governments do not provide for elderly people. We also help poor children and poor schools. We help children with school fees, computer training, and many other things. At events like this, we make new connections with people from all over the world to learn new skills and exchange ideas. It's tough out there everywhere for NGOs and charities to get help with their technology.

TechSoup Global: Springing into Action

Tech Soup Blog

a Skokie Public Library program that provides specialized services, programs, and resources for children with special needs. Read all about how the Orange County Library System in Florida is teaching teens how to use MakerBot printers and flight simulators as well as other technology skills. 2013 winner, Missing Treatment , is a tool through which individuals can report when vital, and government-promised medicines do not arrive in their local pharmacies.

Seeds for a Future

ASU Lodestar Center

The end of the Guatemalan Civil War resulted in a flood of non-governmental organization (NGO) programs spreading across the country in the hope of helping desperately poor people gain everything from their human rights, to better health care, food and nutrition, and training in governance. Many communities came to look to the government and NGOs for charity rather than for the human resource development that they need in order to gain control of their futures.

How can leadership development strategies improve retention in nonprofits?

ASU Lodestar Center

It starts with a commitment by nonprofit CEOs, but also requires the skill and will of senior leaders, board members, and funders to build processes for leadership development within organizations (Landles-Cobb, Kramer, Smith Milway, 2015). Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership & Governance, 39(3), 182-207. posted by Eric Spicer Sr. Director of Development, ASU Health Initiatives.

Research Friday: Is traditional civic engagement dead?

ASU Lodestar Center

Citizens should seek opportunities to create and share public knowledge and discuss public issues; expect their governments to be open, transparent and collaborative; volunteer to the best of their ability; and create and share knowledge about the networks and relationships in their communities." [1]. To summarize: Strategy 1: Infuse in the infrastructure of national and community service programs the requirement that participants learn civic communication skills.

Cause Camp 2017 Speaker Lineup Announcement

NonProfit Hub

Ahern was surprised that basic skills he took for granted as a sales copywriter – like the deft use of emotional triggers to prompt action, for instance; or reverence for the customer – were often missing in the donor communications he saw. The moment you’ve all been waiting for, the official Cause Camp 2017 speaker lineup. OK I know, you probably weren’t actually waiting for this moment – and that’s okay – but now is the time to get excited.

Grantseeking Basics: Researching Suitable Funders Part Three – Corporate Funding

Tech Soup Blog

Find the first installment of this series, Developing a Grant Project here , the second installment, Researching government funders here , and the third installment on researching foundations here. Clubs and organizations may have a service, civic, or skill-based focus. The Foundation Center has several specialized publication like: Grants for Information Technology; Grants for Arts, Culture, & the Humanities ; Grants for Children & Youth , etc.

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The Math Is Starting to Add Up: The Promise of Mobile


Sustainability is still a real challenge, but the cost to value ratio of a school computer lab is shrinking to the point where you are starting to see governments and local communities invest more on their own to promote ICT access. . About a year ago in Kenya, we launched ChildCount+, which helps community health care workers register children under-5 and pregnant mothers in their communities and facilitates monitoring their health. Matt Berg, Millenium Villages.

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Research Friday: Financial literacy: understanding money for today’s activities and tomorrow’s security

ASU Lodestar Center

When those who are responsible for an organization's overall fiscal management responded to a study by The Moody Foundation, it was found that nonprofits need to "fortify their financial skills to better forecast future needs, navigate economic instability, and manage risk." The third section of the study addresses the role of the governing board and asks and answers the following question, "Do board function and performance affect organizational effectiveness?"