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24 hours, millions of dollars, thousands of nonprofits—What gives in Minnesota?

Beth Kanter

The campaign was modeled after the grand daddy of match days that happens throughout the entire state of Minnesota. Good luck and Go Minnesota! Our goal in this 3 rd year is to raise millions of dollars for thousands of Minnesota nonprofits in one day. So what gives in Minnesota? Though it never comes easy (and we too get our share of rejections), we’ve managed to convince a number of key funders of the value that this online giving event brings to Minnesota.

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The momentum is building for Nonprofits in Motion next week!

NTEN

The momentum continues to build for this year''s Minnesota Council of Nonprofits'' (MCN) annual conference, Nonprofits in Motion: Momentum for a New Minnesota (NPIM14), Nov. 6-7 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I''ll be there presenting with NTEN''s Marketing and Publications Director, Joleen Ong, and we''re excited to connect to many NTEN Member attendees, as well as learn from and meet other nonprofit folks in Minnesota.

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Digital Natives Speak from Minnesota Conference, I Twitter, Twitterverse Responds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I had the honor of delivering the keynote this morning at the Message + Medium + Mission Conference in Minnesota. A few minutes before speaking I remembered a Minnesota story about my early years as a executive director for a small organization and using social networking to get Garrison Keillor as our celebrity for a fundraiser. Twitter Comment ). Twitter Comment ). Twitter Comment ). Twitter Comment ). Digital Natives Panel.

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Successful Organizations On Twitter: Wellstone Action - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

Receive monthly updates 1 Comment | by Share Article in Social Networking , Web 2.0 Reader Comments (1) As the Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP) grows its brand and evolves its communications plans, this article points me in some great directions--and, overall, does some needed hand-holding (as in, a tweety-bird in hand. ;-) THANK you.

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More Arcs adopting Social Media

NCE Social Media

The Arc of Minnesota @TheARCofMN. If you know of others, please post them in the comments section. Here is a list of chapters that I’ve come across today that are using Twitter. These are in addition to the Arc Hamilton and The Albany Arc , which I have mentioned previously. The Arc of the US @TheArcUS. The Arc of Dallas @arcdallas. The Arc of Monroe @ArcofMonroe. The Arc Solano @TheArcSolano. AHRC New York City @AHRCNYC. The Arc of Montgomery County @arcmcmd.

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Facebook Group vs Facebook Page: Which One Should You Use?

CauseVox

You can use it to comment on your friends’ posts, join groups, and (this is important) create a business page or Facebook group. Also similar to your personal profile, people may comment on your updates. Minnesota Cosplayers is another example.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Skill Extension: Maps (on the Green Line) | Sponsors: Maptime MSP Meetup, CARTO. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunch. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Nonprofit Communications and Technology Conference (MCN). Mankato, Minnesota: Social Media Outreach for Small Nonprofits | Mankato, Minnesota ($25/$35).

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4 Steps To Building Better Constituent Relationships

TechImpact

Image courtesy of University of Minnesota. Let us know in the comment section below. Lets be honest here. Without your constituents, your nonprofit does not go. Their support is what makes your nonprofit function and stay afloat. Because of their importance it is crucial that you are always looking for ways to improve your relationships with these most important of individuals.

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Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Getting the Most Mileage from Annual Reports. Paul, Minnesota: QuickBooks Made Easy. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Treading Lightly | The Delicate Art of Internal Communications. 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!),

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How One Nonprofit Used Social Media for Damage Control During A PR Crisis That Erupted During a Fundraiser

Beth Kanter

TechFail #GenerosityWin on Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day: Understanding social media’s role in damage control and crisis communication Guest post by Jeff Achen, GiveMN Digital Strategist. Thousands of Minnesota nonprofits and schools were lighting up Twitter and Facebook with posts about the need for support and requests for donations. Social networks lit up again, this time with posts asking for donations and celebrating the generosity of people who care about Minnesota.

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NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Minneapolis, Minnesota: NPtech Give and Take. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Maximizing Your Nonprofit AdWords. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Design for the Non-Designer | MCN Lunchtime Communications Group. NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all!

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PhilanthroTech: How Nonprofits Are Using Crowdfunding

Beth Kanter

In November 2012, the giving day platform Razoo partnered with GiveMN, an organization that aims to grow online giving in Minnesota, to break a world record by raising $16.3 million for Minnesota charities in just 24 hours. Add your comments below. Flickr Photo by Toddy.

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[VIDEO] 5 Must-Do’s of Year-End Fundraising Success

Bloomerang

When I was 9 years old, I told my parents who were volunteers in a lot of ways, our church, the summer celebration, political campaigns, I told them that I thought I wanted to help everyone in Minnesota, and so I should try to be governor of Minnesota. Lori L.

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Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Optimizing Your Communications for Mobile | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free). Saint Paul, Minnesota: Gearing Up for Give to the Max Day | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free). Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories. Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact.

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NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunches: Visual Communications. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to drink, laugh, and network with their peers? Well, there are!

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Sustaining Innovation (in Many Different Situations)

Museum 2.0

Paul Light profiled 26 nonprofit and governmental organizations in Minnesota in the 1990s, each of which innovated over time, changes in leadership, and circumstance. please consider contributing your own experiences to the vibrant comment thread. I'm in Europe right now, on a mix of vacation and work. The work is focused on "innovation."

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Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Tips and Tools to Doll Up Your Data | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free). Saint Paul, Minnesota: Optimizing Your Communications for Mobile | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free). NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings. but we all know that meetings are boring!

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Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Working with the Media | MCN Communications Roundtable. Saint Paul, Minnesota: How Audience Personas Help Determine Your Tools, Tech, and Strategy. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change.

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Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Paul, Minnesota: QuickBooks Made Easy. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Usability Day of Events at U of M | World Usability Day. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Treading Lightly | The Delicate Art of Internal Communications. Genève, Switzerland: TEDx Geneva: Comment Faire pour Évoluer?

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Great reads from around the web on May 28th

Amy Sample Ward

You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying. " Minnesota Open Idea: Crowdsourcing Contest For Social Change Done Right | Beth’s Blog – "The Minnesota Open Idea is an example of an online social good contest that works. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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More Meaningful Gifts

Connection Cafe

And I’m from Minnesota, so I had to pick the state bird. Share your top picks in the comments Author: Amber Wobschall. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. It’s that time of year again, time for a lot of holiday parties, gatherings, and celebrations. And for many of us, a time to exchange gifts.

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Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Blogger Conference | by Get Social Events, the Social Media Breakfast Folks ($25). 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.

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A Social Survey for Social Causes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. We’ll also give away ten copies of Now Is Gone by Geoff Livingston with Brian Solis to people who leave extra insights and feedback in the comments section. The most interesting comments will be selected. Flickr , Robert F.

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Love to Learn Tech Tips in Person? NetSquared Is for You!

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunch. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Creating an Analytics Dashboard. Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free and low-cost nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities.

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Nonprofit Social Media 101: Lessons from Indivisible

EveryAction

For example, last night I missed that a group in Minnesota District 3 had done an action where over 100 people showed up to protest Trump's comments about Helsinki and everything that has happened around the Russia investigation in the past couple of days. is worth your time, however, to have a comment policy.

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Humans@Work: How to Successfully Tackle HR Challenges

Top Nonprofits

The line between political speech and protected comments related to terms and conditions of employment should not be subjective.

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Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunch. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Social Media Breakfast MSP #80 — Back by Popular Demand, Case Studies! Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it's awesome fun.

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Finding Your Perfect Love: Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

For more details on how each of these categories break down, take a look at the Minnesota Council on Foundation’s Common Types of Grants article. Let me know in the comments section below. Grant writing is a lot like dating in college (I’m speaking from experience here). You don’t go out on one date and call it good. You go on many dates—some are duds and some are worth further investigation. You don’t write one grant and expect it to end like a fairytale.

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How Do You Define "Community?"

Museum 2.0

Maybe you want to work with Hmong immigrants to Minnesota. If you are reading this via email and would like to share a comment or question, you can join the conversation here. Close your eyes and imagine your organization's "community." Is it a mist of good feeling? A fellowship of uncertainty? Does it have a human face? Communities are made of people, not rhetoric.

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The Digital Generational Divide: BabyBoomers Are Not Old!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What is most relevant for nonprofits is how this will manifest itself in the workplace - this was the whole topic of discussion at the Minnesota Nonprofits Conference. But I tweeted a comment like "Linked In is a great way to introduce older baby boomers to social networking." and you have less than 24 hours to leave a comment in that post if you want chance to win

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

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunch: Fostering Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Your Communications. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunch: Tips and Tools to Doll Up Your Data. Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated.

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Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Saint Paul, Minnesota: State Legislative Preview for Nonprofit Organizations. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Skill Extension: Maps (on the Green Line) | Sponsors: Maptime MSP Meetup, CARTO. 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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Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunch. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunch. 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.

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Member Round Up: Working Together!

NTEN

Drop us a line or include your links in the comments! This is the last week to purchase early bird tickets to the 2012 Nonprofit Technology & Communications Conference , hosted by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits ! Share your links in the comments Flickr: reid. I’d like to start off this week’s member news by congratulating my colleague, Annaliese Hoehling.

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Crowdsourcing: Measuring the Impact of the Crowd in Funding and Doing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Public Insight Network in Minnesota is a network of 75,000 people who help make Minnesota Public Radio News by sharing their observations, insights, and experiences with reporters and editors who may share these insights through a story or on the web site. The measure of impact is to determine whether the comments and feedback strengthened or improved the final proposal. Crowdsourcing 101. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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Mobile for Good: May Edition

Tech Soup Blog

Other states are taking action as well with Minnesota being the first state to pass legislature on mandatory kill switches. Log in and share with us in the comments. June is generally a very busy month for mobile with Google I/O, Apple's WWDC, and lots of summer phone/tablet releases. May is when the news starts heating up, however, so let's take a look at what's happening – and what's coming. Legislation Beat.

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Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunch. 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?

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What Digital Currency Could Mean for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

In April 2014, a gala was held in Minnesota where, for one of the very first times on record, auction attendees were encouraged to pay for items with cryptocurrency. As reported by the Star Tribune local , "Spare Key [the charity] is one of the first Minnesota nonprofits to make an appeal to cryptocurrency holders, and among a tiny but growing group nationally. " Goebel comments, "This was the first time I paid for something in person with cryptocurrency.

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The 501c3 Blogosphere

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" I found this entry " Nonprofit Successfully Using Blogs " The post describes the American Lung Association of Minnesota's new blog written by staff member Bob Moffitt. We could all learn from what he's doing and I'm hoping he will provide additional comments/posts about the effort (Bob - do you have a personal blog? If not, please comment here). In the comments section, Bob answers her post.

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Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Check each month that there are events in each region, and comment out the un-necessary regions. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Wow Worthy: Creative Online Campaigns | MCN Communications Roundtable (Free). 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.