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 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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?

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?

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.

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!

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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.

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.

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.

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.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

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GroundWork group in Columbus, Ohio. 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.

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.

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.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. 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?"

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.

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

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. 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.

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.

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.

How Arts Organizations Win Gold Medals in Social Media

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That is a quote from co-panelist Matthew Dyer from the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus who is commenting on the kind of people who should be social media managers. Flickr Photo - Of Small Things.

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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.

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Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: Assistive Technology. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

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When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair. A community group worked hard to get her placed on the historic register and raise money to restore her to her mid-century glory. Bake sales organized by my third grade teacher, Josephine Harron or was known as "Cupcake."

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.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

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Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events. But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers.

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 !

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.

11NTC Science Fair Preview: Giveaways and Even More Giveaways!

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The winner can attend a GA101 or GA301 in DC (March 29-31), Columbus (April 11-13), Boston (May 18-20) or NYC (June 7-9). The 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference kicks off tomorrow and one of the key elements to Community Day is the Science Fair. The Science Fair isn't like a typical conference exhibit hall.

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NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

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Columbus, Ohio: Formatting … Styles …Themes — Do You Know How They Can Help or Hurt You in Microsoft Office Programs? NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all!

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 ).

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.

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.

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.