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

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 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!

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.

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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.

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.

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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: Nonprofit IT Forum.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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?

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.

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. But this is a museum that just a few years ago was seen by voters as irrelevant to life in Columbus.

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. 

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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 !

The Great Good Place Book Discussion Part 3: Pockets of Third Places

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This guest post was written by Kimberlee Kiehl, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy & Operations Officer for the COSI science center in Columbus, OH. If you ask me if this effort to be a third place for people in Columbus has been successful I will tell you yes… and no.

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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?"

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.

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.

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.