Columbus Foundation’s Big Give generates $10.5 million in donations, up from $8.5 million last time - Columbus - Business First

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Columbus Foundation’s Big Give generates $10.5 million last time - Columbus - Business First : The Columbus Foundation facilitated nearly $10.5 million in donations, up from $8.5 million in donations to 569 local nonprofits through its online fundraiser that wrapped up Wednesday morning

College students devise apps for nonprofits | The Columbus Dispatch

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College students devise apps for nonprofits | The Columbus Dispatch : The OSU students were among about 70 from 11 colleges participating in the event sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the bank’s massive McCoy Center at Polaris. Chase started “Code for Good” in February. It brings together college students who major in computer science, engineering and other technology fields to devise computer software solutions to problems that social-service organizations face

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Ohio State professor uses satellite images to aid Nepal relief effort | The Columbus Dispatch

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Ohio State professor uses satellite images to aid Nepal relief effort | The Columbus Dispatch : "But after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal on April 25, killing more than 7,000 people and injuring at least 14,000 more, Howat and one of his colleagues, a researcher at the University of Minnesota, realized that the technology they use could help relief efforts." 'via via Blog this

Bank contest puts good causes in competition | The Columbus Dispatch

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Bank contest puts good causes in competition | The Columbus Dispatch: "'Looking at it in a purely positive light, you could say if their business platform can help someone in need, that's worth celebrating,' Doug Kridler, president and CEO of the Columbus Foundation, said of the bank's campaign.'Is

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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ASAE / Columbus, OH / Not available. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management. Marketing & Communications. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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National Urban League / Columbus,OH / Not available. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management. Marketing & Communications. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

12 Nonprofit Donation Pages That Don’t Suck

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Represent Columbus. Represent Columbus combines great branding and copy with modern innovations in form design like multi-step functionality, progress bars, and supporter profile recall to great effect. Is your donation page holding you back? Are you sure?

The Evolution of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and the Rise of DIY

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the Pelotonia cycling event in Columbus, Ohio), Unusual (e.g. As a kid, I was fascinated by exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History on the evolution of man and loved to watch National Geographic specials showing archaeologists digging up bones and piecing together our long chain of predecessors: Homo Erectus, Neanderthals, Cro Magnons and the like.

Jumping for Joy at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference

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And next month, the learning continues when MaryBeth McNamee, Annual Giving Coordinator at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium shares her crowdfundraising tips for success! I am privileged to be on the Arts & Cultural team here at Blackbaud as an account manager for accounts in the western region of the U.S. I love meeting with our customers and hearing about their missions.

Crowd Fundraising for the Arts: No Running, Walking, or Freezing Plunges Required

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Join our upcoming webinar featuring the Columbus Zoo. In 2011, in the name of raising money for the Special Olympics, I participated in the Polar Plunge. As a native Texan going to graduate school in Wisconsin, I signed up on a sunny September day not only to support the cause, but also because it seemed like something that would make for a good story one day.

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Five Ways to Engage Young Adults in the Catholic Church

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Vincent de Paul and the Knights of Columbus are woven into the fabric of how parishes and dioceses serve the needs of the poor. INTRODUCTION. There has never been a more critical time to engage and recapture the hearts of our young people in the community of the Catholic Church (Church) than now. Among American religious groups, the fastest growing group is the “nones.” This term refers to those who indicate “none” when asked to identify their religious affiliation.

Study Released: Untapped Opportunity to Engage High Dollar Nonprofit Donors via Social

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New research funded by the Columbus Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation and The Saint Paul Foundation demonstrates that High dollar donors — especially 30-49 year-olds — use the social web, but have yet to be engaged by strong, trustworthy philanthropic organizations. Photo by Salim Virgi The social web offers a welcome place for individual philanthropic activity (original homeless image by jlmccoy ).

On the Future of Braille: Thoughts by Radical Braille Advocates

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Bookshare is participating at the National Federation of the Blind’s National Convention in Orlando, Florida on July 1-6, 2013 and at the American Council of the Blind’s 52nd Annual National Conference & Convention in Columbus, Ohio on July 4-12, 2013. Guest Beneblog by Betsy Beaumon, VP and General Manager, Benetech’s Global Literacy Program.

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

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Columbus. Columbus. 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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Dangerous/Ridiculous: Reflections on AAM

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Merilee Mostov and the Columbus Museum of Art. If you are interested in innovation in in-gallery experiences, get thee to Columbus. Last week, I was in Minneapolis for the American Association of Museums annual meeting. As always, the conference was a party mix of inspiring and dull, familiar and new. It's one of the rare settings in which you can see glimpses of the past and the future all under one roof.

The NPR Bump for SharingHope.TV

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For example, the Salvation Army has set up a system where people in Columbus, Ohio, can text the word “kettle&# to the organization, and the phone carrier adds $5 to the texter’s phone bill. Thanks to our good friend Omar we got mentioned on National Public Radio a few days ago. Head over there and drop a comment on them.

Quick Hit: Upcoming Workshops and Webcast Talks

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I've experienced all kinds of fabulous museums and participatory experiences from Stockholm to Columbus, Ohio, many of which I will be sharing soon on this blog. I'm reaching the end of another heavy travel jag. This travel wave is ending soon, but I wanted to let you know about three upcoming events that are either available online or still have space for new signups: Monday, April 18, I'll be giving a talk and workshop in Hartford, CT with the Connecticut Humanities Council.

The Institute for eHealth Equity Combines the Power of the Pulpit with the Power of Text Messages to Help People Live Healthier Lives

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In 2014, the Institute launched a pilot program in Atlanta, Columbus, and Dallas. Problem: How do you reach an underserved community with vital health information? Underserved community members and community members of color often face system-based barriers to accessing healthcare and health-related information. As a result, they are subject to chronic diseases like asthma and diabetes, and their health care costs are significantly higher than other demographics.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. October is here, which means we can't ignore the fact that fall has arrived. The weather's getting cooler (except for our friends in Los Angeles!), and the leaves are starting to change color. But don't be afraid — huddle up for warmth and knowledge with your nonprofit tech friends at a local Tech4Good meetup.

Why is "World Class" so Classist?

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The Columbus Museum of Art is "world class" for its commitment to inviting visitors to engage with art with all their senses. This weekend, I heard a story on NPR that really rankled me. Jason Beaubien was reporting on the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, the gleaming new art museum built as a "gift to Mexico" by the world's richest man, Carlos Slim.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

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Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. -->. -->. Columbus, Ohio: The Alphabet Soup of Security Compliance. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts?

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. TechSoup's NetSquared community is hosting free monthly technology meetups in 74 cities globally, but with more than 39,000 members, it can be hard to get a sense of the community's needs. That's why we do an annual survey of our members — because our local volunteers are always striving to figure out how they can help your nonprofit use technology to do more good.

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Need Your Help for a BlogHer Post: Kids and Philanthropy

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Last week I wrote the Columbus Foundation's recently launhced Match Day 2.0 , a giving stimulus plan created to matching gifts to PowerPhilanthropy organizations and raise $1 million in 48 hours to support local needs in their community. I'm working on what has become my annual holiday post at BlogHer on the topic: Helping kids understand why it is better to give than to receive.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. National Volunteer Week has come and gone, but I ask you to join me every week in celebrating the amazing contributions of TechSoup's NetSquared community. Our mighty army of volunteers hosted over 500 free nonprofit technology trainings last year, and we're on track to reach even more organizers this year. You like numbers? Well, the average NetSquared organizer spends 8.2

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

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities. So if you're looking to build your skills and find your fellow accidental techies, there's probably a group near you! Keep reading for a roundup of upcoming events or search the directory.

GiveMN Raises $14 Million Online in 24 Hours!

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   Last November, The Columbus Foundation's Power Philanthropy Day was highly successful , raising over $1 million dollar.  I think I want to change Garrison Keillor's well known descriptor of Lake Wobegone.    It goes "Minnesota from"where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average." " Let's add  "and where the charitable donors are extraordinarily generous."

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

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Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently? Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: Digital Storytelling. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: E-Recycling. The weather is getting better now that we're firmly into spring.

A Social Survey for Social Causes

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research project, funded by the San Francisco Foundation, Columbus Foundation and Minnesota Community Foundation/Saint Paul Foundation, will make this information available to the nonprofit sector. Flickr , Robert F. Whitlock This post originally ran on Mashable , and is co-authored by Qui Diaz , Beth Kanter and Geoff Livingston Do you believe in social causes? That in any time, but especially bad economic times, we need our nonprofit industry working to help ailing parts of our society?

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: Google Analytics Overview. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year. That's why this is the perfect time to make a fresh start on your nonprofit tech resolutions. TechSoup is here to help you no matter how you prefer to learn. Prefer to go at your own pace?

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Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories. Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact. TechSoup's NetSquared meetups will bring local nonprofits free digital storytelling workshops in more than 40 cities between August and October.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

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Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently? Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: E-Recycling. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts. But there's a special magic that happens when we get face to face.

Research Friday: Strengthening the Economy through Civic Engagement

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Cities with high volunteering rates in 2006 which were correlated to low unemployment increases are Austin, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Pittsburg, Columbus, and Denver. posted by. Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice.

A Charitable Giving Stimulus Package?

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Take for example, the Columbus Foundation's recently launhced Match Day 2.0 , a giving stimulus plan created to matching gifts to PowerPhilanthropy organizations and raise $1 million in 48 hours to support local needs in their community. It's hard times and many nonprofits are and will experience the pain of tightening budgets and perhaps worse. Take for the example the saga that has unfolded over at Kjerstin Erickison's blog about her organization, FORGE.

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings. but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies. Luckily for you, our NetSquared leaders are super creative when planning their #Tech4Good events.

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

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5. 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.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. 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 Washington, DC.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season. More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of Giving Tuesday (on November 28 this year) makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed? Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. and the globe.

Saint Raymond Catholic Church: Adapting Marketing Tools

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This past year, the church's Women's Guild , Catholic Daughters , and Knights of Columbus groups worked together on a fundraising drive to purchase a new administrative computer system for the church. This is the story of how two church members helped Saint Raymond Catholic Church make significant IT improvements at almost no cost. It is also the story of how the church's active new business manager is harnessing the tech tools of industry to meet the needs of his church.

Change from the Inside: A Conversation with COSI

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COSI is a hands-on science center in Columbus, Ohio. But most importantly (and interestingly), COSI has used involvement in social media to help position itself as a key part of Columbus’ growing technology community, which serves both its ability to deliver on mission and raise money. There’s a local tech community that has made itself known in Columbus over the last few months. What can we do to grow Columbus as a tech hotspot and energize kids about technology?”

Engagement, Distraction, and the Puzzle of the Puzzle

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In the future, I'd love to make custom puzzles based on work in our collection (like the Columbus Museum of Art does) so that people can engage more deeply with those specific works. Note: Thanks to Lisa Hochstein for allowing me to quote her emails in this post. She is a fabulous and thoughtful artist. You can learn more about her work here. Two weeks ago, we inaugurated a Creativity Lounge on the third floor of our museum.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of #GivingTuesday makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed? Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. and the globe.

Becoming Generous Thieves: Notes from the Museums in Conversation Keynote

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Two of my favorite examples of museums that found strategic ways to be generous are COSI in Columbus, OH, and the Wild Center in the Adirondacks of New York. WOSU programs happen at the museum, and they collaborate as partners to host other events for the growing Columbus non-profit and media fields. You may not think of Columbus as the next Silicon Valley, but there are a lot of energetic tech startups and entrepreneurs there who are ready to convince you.

Storymakers Past Winners: In Their Own Words

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" Our first place video for 2012 was by Columbus, Ohio based Dave Thomas Foundation. TechSoup has been running international video and photo competitions for some years now. In previous years, we called it our Digital Storytelling Challenge. This year we renamed it Storymakers and it starts on August 26, 2014. Any charity anywhere in the world can send us a short video or five-picture Flickr slideshow that tells about their work and will be entered to win some cash prizes.