Cleveland software firm holding 'tech camp' to help nonprofits with websites |

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Cleveland software firm holding 'tech camp' to help nonprofits with websites | "We're inviting a bunch of geeks and people passionate about software development to help do good things for charity,' is how Stahl describes GiveCamp, set for July 16-18.Keyboards will click continuously during the round-the-clock event, as software developers, designers and database administrators.

Content Marketing Can be King For Donors | The NonProfit Times

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Those are some of the results of a survey released by the Content Marketing Institute of Cleveland, Ohio, and Charleston, S.C. Content Marketing Can be King For Donors | The NonProfit Times : More than nine out of 10 nonprofit marketers, or 92 percent, use content marketing, but only 26 percent consider themselves effective at it. One-quarter has a documented content strategy.


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Big Data on Planned Giving

Connection Cafe

The Cleveland Museum created a society with annual events to illustrate the impact of their work. For years, fundraising professionals have heard that we’re on the precipice of a demographic trend called “the great wealth transfer.”

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10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month


Positive Education Program Cleveland’s. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year. Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month to bring attention the ongoing need for proper support and health care services for those affected. Lack of access to appropriate mental health care carries serious consequences, including increased likelihood of hospitalization, homelessness, incarceration, and suicide.

Joint Statement from Museum Bloggers and Colleagues on Ferguson and Related Events

Museum 2.0

Gretchen Jennings convened a group of bloggers and colleagues online to develop a statement about museums'' responsibilities and opportunities in response to the events in Ferguson, Cleveland and Staten Island. The recent series of events, from Ferguson to Cleveland and New York, have created a watershed moment. As of now, only the Association of African American Museums has issued a formal statement about the larger issues related to Ferguson, Cleveland and Staten Island.

The Art of Relevance is Now Available For Free on the Web (and Here's Why)

Museum 2.0

Or how Felton Thomas fought the library union to make the Cleveland Public Library matter more. It's finally here! You can now read all the chapters in The Art of Relevance for free online. I hope you'll enjoy this resource and share it widely (with attribution). You can still buy The Art of Relevance as a paperback, ebook, or audiobook--but you can also read any chapter, any time, online.

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Finding Your Next Funder: How Prospect Research Helps Secure New Major Donors

Connection Cafe

Thanks to Heather Pressman from Chabot Space & Science Center , Cody Lee from Segerstrom Center for the Arts , Sonja Lunde from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Elizabeth Bolander from Cleveland Museum of Art for all of the great tips. Picture this: You’re at a donor event, making small talk with an attendee you have never met before and you’re struggling to come up with something to talk to them about.

Taking Stock

Museum 2.0

Spring has arrived in Cleveland. Bright sun, chirping robins, terrible thunderstorms are regular occurrences all of a sudden.

Public speaking for change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I originally started this blog as a way to keep more of our Benetech team aware of what was going on with me and other team members (through guest blogs) while on our travels. Many of us spend a big chunk of our time on the road rather than in the office, and it's good to share some of the reasons our office chairs are often empty! Speaking publicly is an important part of our work.

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Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC


Indique (Cleveland Park). We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year and, seeing as it will be hosted in Washington, DC, our team wanted to share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights while visiting for 17NTC. Check out the list below and make sure to read the travel tips at the end! The Dabney. With locally-sourced dishes that change daily, the Dabney recently received a Michelin star and is worth the wait.

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SOS: Save Our Site! How Libraries Can Preserve Local Online History

Tech Soup Blog

The Community Webs project is working with partners from Queens Public Library , Cleveland Public Library , and San Francisco Public Library. Websites, blog posts, social media, online news — all of these are part of your community's history, but all are ephemeral in nature. Now, the Internet Archive, an expert in preserving online content, is beginning a program to train librarians in web archiving.

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth Kanter

And from my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, Bernie Moreno even walked away with the Enterprise Blockchain Awards’ Community & Ecosystem Leadership award for the groundbreaking Blockland project (which brought together over 1000 Cleveland community members to help leverage the possibilities of blockchain for community development, digital inclusion, philanthropy, and more). Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . By Amy Neumann.

5 Fundraising Trends for 2021 and Beyond

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For example, we saw the Cleveland Clinic livestream the kickoff parties for their big annual endurance event, VeloSano, to build momentum through launch. By Scot Chisholm , CEO and Co-founder of Classy ––a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world.

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Upcoming Webinar on April 26: Finding Funders for Your Cause

Tech Soup Blog

David is the regional training coordinator for the Foundation Center – Cleveland. As you may recall, last month we held a webinar with the Foundation Center titled Mapping Philanthropy: How You Can Use Data Visualization to Do Good. If you did not get a chance to attend, you can still watch the recording of the event. On Thursday, April 26 at 11 a.m.

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How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Cleveland Clinic : To provide better care of the sick, investigation into their problems, and further education of those who serve. How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples]. Do you want to learn how to Write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement?

The End of an Era

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I chose a college that was in rural Vermont, and I did live in the suburbs of Cleveland, OH for six years, but followed that up with two years in northern, rural-ish Colorado, and almost eighteen years in Western Massachusetts. I moved to Oakland in September of 2008, for a number of reasons. Some were very clear to me, others didn''t become clear until years later.

Sustainable Broadband Adoption: Are ISPs the Missing Link?

Tech Soup Blog

I recently spoke with Jason Schroeder of the Appalachian Center for Collaborative and Engaged Learning (ACCEL) , the organization managing the Connect Your Community project in Appalachian Ohio (the project has separate hubs in Cleveland and Akron). Originally published at TechSoup for Libraries.

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I used the word Social Graph -- I sound like a monkey and my name is LuLu

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You take a myer-briggs like chimp personality test to find out how much you have in common with the three chimpanzees of Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, an animal sanctuary operated by The Fund for Animals in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States. HSUS MySpace Page | Take the Quiz! I wrote the word " social graph " in a post, so I guess according to Dave Winer, I sound like a monkey.

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Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards Winners Announced

Amy Sample Ward

The Cleveland Foundation. That’s exactly what The Cleveland Foundation pulls off here. Both large and small nonprofits earned top honors this week for their attention-getting taglines, demonstrating again that an organization of any size can craft a powerful, pithy motto to build awareness and connect with its key audiences.

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Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: Tech4Good Cleveland — Social Media Workshop. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. With 50 groups in 20 countries, there's probably a NetSquared group near you (but if there isn't, we'd love to help you start a new meetup ). :-). Ever wanted to use open data in support of your advocacy campaigns? Or learn how to use Excel better?

Baseball and your Learning Organization


As an admitted Cleveland Indians fan and gracious World Series loser, I thought long and hard about how I could somehow link America’s Pastime to this unique blog. Baseball and your Learning Organization. I could talk about learning techniques utilized in the past seven games and why players were less intimidated by pitches they encountered the second and third time around, or possibly what a combined 176 years of waiting can teach us in preparing for the future.

The End of an Era

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I chose a college that was in rural Vermont, and I did live in the suburbs of Cleveland, OH for six years, but followed that up with two years in northern, rural-ish Colorado, and almost eighteen years in Western Massachusetts. I moved to Oakland in September of 2008, for a number of reasons. Some were very clear to me, others didn't become clear until years later.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

Cleveland. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report. For many years now Blackbaud has published data on the most generous online giving cities in the United States. For the 2013 edition, we made the decision to significantly expand the amount of data in the analysis.

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Teaching Online Safety: Building Curriculum

Tech Soup Blog

The Cleveland Public Library put together this fantastic activity/handout on tracing your digital footprint on the Internet. Last week, TechSoup for Libraries held a webinar called Public Tech Instruction: Teaching the Public on Internet Safety. This was one of the best webinars I've attended (not just because I helped co-produce it) because there was so much resource sharing happening in the comments.

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Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: Sharing Your Story — How to Run an Effective Multi-channel Campaign. Cleveland, Ohio: Social Media Workshop. You're reading the TechSoup blog, so you're probably already comfortable with using technology in your work. But there are millions of nonprofit staffers who don't have the skills to use technology to do more good. In fact, you probably know a few of these beginners.

Foundations That Tweet: Profile Patterns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ask questions about the future ( Cleveland Foundation ). Example: Cleveland Foundation says in the profile "Tweets by Tara" who is in the communications a department. What are Foundations Tweeting? About three weeks ago, the 411 Philanthropy Blog created a mega list of 90 Foundations that Tweet (and it is still growing.) I threw the urls into a google spreadsheet and started to browse the Twitter streams to get a better understanding of the content shared. (It

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: Tech4Good Cleveland — Social Media Workshop. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships. That's why we're thrilled that NetSquared is joining TechSoup in having a strong presence at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, Texas.

Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch

Amy Sample Ward

Like you, the contributors are from a vast array of places in the world from Stockholm, Brussels, and London to Thailand, Australia, and Uganda, and include Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, NYC, Los Angeles, Houston, Cleveland, Chicago, and Boston. I’m so excited to announce the launch of Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch – a new book curated by Jean Russell with a collection of over 60 essays crafting a topography for thriving.

Mobile, Voice-Operated Everything, and Security, Oh My! Top Nonprofit Tech for 2016

Tech Soup Blog

I always admire the NTEN Award Winners each year, but I have to say that the choice of Leon Wilson of the Cleveland Foundation for the Lifetime Achievement Award is inspired. Here's our look at the most interesting and fun things that happened in nonprofit technology this year. For more #nptech news, check out part 1 of this blog series. Mobile. This was the year that Slack became a thing in our offices — it certainly did at TechSoup.

NetSquared Events for September: Featuring #Storymakers2014

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, OH: Inaugural Meeting. Storymakers is live! TechSoup’s digital storytelling challenge is open between now and September 26, 2014. Submit your digital video, five photographs, or a super-short story. We have $13,000 in prizes available! Looking for inspiration for your digital story? Join your local NetSquared group. They are holding digital storytelling events all month! No local group?

Six Reasons It’s Time for Nonprofit Board Management Software


She currently serves as Marketing and Project Coordinator at StreamLink Software in Cleveland, Ohio and plays and teaches violin in her spare time. Steph Dlugon. Marketing and Project Coordinator. Streamlink Software. Six ways nonprofit board management software can streamline communication, improve efficiency, ensure compliance, save time and money, and make a real difference in your organization.

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kris Putnam-Walkerly: @Philanthropy411 from Cleveland, OH. Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers. The list below is the result of that “Tweet Out&#. Some on the list are very known in the nonprofit sector, and others are completely under the radar and providing some very valuable resources to the nonprofit sector.

The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: How the London Science Museum Became More Relevant to Deaf Families

Museum 2.0

Think of the Subjects to Change teen program, or the free lunches at the Cleveland Public Library. This month, I'm sharing a few chapters from my new book The Art of Relevance in advance of its release. I wrote this book because of a fundamental curiosity about what relevance is and how it works. Here's one of my favorite stories about the London Science Museum and their work to make their science shows relevant to families with deaf or hearing-impaired family members.

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Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: Keeping Up with the Demands of IT Security on a Nonprofit Budget. Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills. But maybe you're skeptical and you're wondering: "How can a free event organized by a volunteer be any good?" " That's why TechSoup invests in developing the best practices of our NetSquared network.

How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Take for example the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland or Yerba Buena Center. How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Introduction. One of the very first bloggers I started reading and having conversations with about social media was Alan Levine (aka CogDog Blog ). Over the years, we have supported each other’s professional work and personal fundraisers before ever meeting in person.

What are your nonprofit's super power listening tips for using Twitter?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The winner chosen at random is: Tara Pringle Jefferson Public Affairs Associate The Cleveland Foundation Her comment: I read the brief preview of the book and can't wait to read the rest. I try to send out at least one per day, usually an update of our latest blog posts, podcasts, or news about Cleveland/the nonprofit field. Photo by Esparta A few weeks ago I did a book giveaway for the Twitter Book.

How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery

Beth Kanter

As I am planning for workshops in the fall in Cleveland and North Carolina (with Jeanne Allen), looking back always help you create a good lesson plan and incorporate improvements. Note from Beth: At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky to co-design and facilitate a session on technology training with colleagues John Kenyon, Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen.

Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: Tableau Tutorial: Free Data Visualization for Nonprofits. Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated. Sometimes the best way to get started with a new tool is to have a guide sitting next to you giving directions. That's why TechSoup supports a global network of tech trainers called NetSquared. Each month, more than 70 groups hold free events in 24 countries.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: Tech4Good Holiday Happy Hour. NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient, local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. NetSquared organizers plan events because they have skills to share, want to give back, and want to make the world a better place.

Social Media Marketing for NPOs: Give Your Organization a Voice

ASU Lodestar Center

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Carly Rowe works in the social media marketing industry in sunny Dallas, Texas. posted by Carly Rowe , Social Media Specialist. In January of this year, nonprofit organization Invisible Children released “Kony 2012,” a video about Joseph Kony. In less than 2 months, the YouTube video has gained over 100 million views and educated millions about the crimes of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.

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Pulitzer and the Pedestal – Or Why Crowdfunding Needs Influencer Marketing

Beth Kanter

A little over a year later, President Grover Cleveland presided over the dedication ceremony. Flickr Photo by PeterJBellis. Guest post by Jesse Noyes. The outlook for the Statue of Liberty was bleak in 1885. Construction of the statue had been completed the year before in France, but efforts to construct a pedestal in New York ground to a halt. The committee in charge of fundraising was short on cash. Efforts to appropriate money in state and national legislatures were defeated.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

They have joined forces and along with John Cleveland, have written “ Connecting to Change the World.” Almost five years ago to the day, I was lucky enough to meet Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor while I was Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation. Peter and Madeleine were the among the pioneers in writing about, designing, facilitating, and evaluating networks in the social impact space.