Gov 2.0, Shirky & Local Communities

Amy Sample Ward

David Wilcox and I are getting ready for iterations on Social by Social - the first two being applications of the lessons learned and strategies for using social media shared in Social by Social ( read online or download the PDF for free, or buy your hardcopy ) in local communities and the same for local government. It’s something I say all the tine: my brain can only hold so much, but when I rely on my community, on the web, I can be SO much smarter!

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All Politics is Local

Connection Cafe

“ All politics is local.” What problems could you solve with more support from a local, state or federal government? As your organization assess its current landscapes, you should take into consideration the needs of your respective communities; other organizations working within the “space”; those you are serving; your corporate, foundation, and individual donors; and your elected officials. This quote is often attributed to the late Thomas P. Tip” O’Neill, Jr.,

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June #4Change Chat: Local Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

I love community organizing. I’ve had experience organizing communities offline in local communities, and organizing community online – but the kind of organizing that inspires me the most is combining online and offline. My work with NetSquared and with Social by Social has helped shape so many of my beliefs about community organizing and has offered the opportunity to meet so many others doing it well. Sustainable Community Building.

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Go Local with CSR

SocialFish

Ed.note: Give Local America is coming up on May 5. They see it as a valuable investment in their community, and as such local causes are critical to a corporate brand’s CSR program. Local means more to customers because they can relate to it. For example, 66% of grocery story customers buy from local farmers because they believe it will help their immediate economy (hoppers largely embrace the increase in local food options because they believe).

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Case Study in Local: Oakland Local

Amy Sample Ward

Oakland Local is launching today! Oakland Local is a news & community site for Oakland, CA, USA, focusing on social justice issues including climate change, air quality, food access, arts as activists, and identity, race & ethnicity. About Oakland Local. The site offers forums, a directory of 320 local nonprofits and a blog directory of 180 active local bloggers! You can also connect with Oakland Local on twitter and facebook.

Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Netroots Nation 2018 Conference. Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. Located right outside of the Convention Center, this local joint is the perfect way to start your day.

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Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC

EveryAction

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. With locally-sourced dishes that change daily, the Dabney recently received a Michelin star and is worth the wait. Check out the local art that is featured regularly. Want to eat like a DC local?

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5 Steps to Creating Effective Community Health Initiatives

Connection Cafe

As they develop community benefit programs to address health disparities and elevate community well-being, co-investment with like-minded partners helps drive greater impact. Community benefit managers and C-suite leaders alike struggle with questions: Where do we start?

Glitch Torpedoes Give Local AmericaThe NonProfit Times

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Glitch Torpedoes Give Local AmericaThe NonProfit Times : "Technical difficulties brought Give Local America to a screeching halt yesterday, forcing some communities to extend the 24-hour crowdfunding event for at least another day." 'via via Blog this

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Strategic Grantmaking to Improve Community Health

Connection Cafe

More recently, health payers and hospitals have joined their ranks in an effort to improve the health of their members, patients, and community members. Grantmaking is a powerful tool for hospitals to improve community health—one that more organizations should consider embracing.

Twestival is Back and Local

Amy Sample Ward

The Twestival is back this September, this time focusing on local groups instead of a global campaign! Now is the time to help choose the local organizations that will benefit from the twitter-powered organizing and convening. Check out Twestival Local. Vote for your local organization: Some cities have already chosen the organization and others need local people to vote, so use the map on the Twestival site to find your city’s Twestival page to learn more!

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Your Official Netroots Guide to Shopping Local (and Progressive) in Phoenix

EveryAction

In case you haven't heard, the progressive community is gathering next week in Phoenix for one of the most anticipated events of the year: the tenth annual Netroots Nation conference ! As a Phoenician and member of team EveryAction, I'm thrilled to share that EveryAction is hosting this year's closing party , and am excited to see this fantastic city and the incredible work being done by progressive organizers on display for the entire community to see.

New on SSIR: Global Tools for Going Local

Amy Sample Ward

—– I truly believe that in all communications, information sharing, marketing and even community building there is a natural balancing between more-and-more-global and more-and-more-local. Social media may connect people around the world but it can also connect them locally. Just as our tools get more interesting and dynamic for global collaboration and impact, so do they for locally-focused work, campaigns, and communities.

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Powerful Online Tool Will Highlight Local Nonprofits

AFP Blog

Powerful Online Tool Will Highlight Local Nonprofits : TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept 10, 2012 – The Community Foundation of North Florida is excited about launching FindLearnGive.org, the community’s first comprehensive online database of local nonprofits. The website will connect the community with local charities and help donors and citizens research organizations and their needs.

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How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

NonProfit Hub

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. While these are likely to only reel in a few bucks max per person, this is an amazing way to spread the word about your organization through the community. The post How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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5 Community Needs That Companies Can Impact Now

Connection Cafe

Since the crisis began, the Association of Corporation Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) has supported hundreds of companies in their effort to effectively deploy their human and financial resources to help those that are most vulnerable in communities. Approximately 70% of large corporations already have an EAF in place and those that do not are turning to third party nonprofits like e4e Relief and/or local community foundations to distribute charitable funds directly to employees.

Open Community Case Study – Local Government Knowledge Network

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This post is part of our regular series of Open Community case studies, in which intrepid association blogger and freelance writer Deirdre Reid will be digging into associations (and other kinds of organizations when relevant) who are living and breathing their open communities in the ways we describe in the book. Community: Local Government Knowledge Network. In May 2010 ICMA and the Alliance launched the Local Government Knowledge Network.

To Act Nationally or Globally, Think Locally

Connection Cafe

We all know the value of building relationships with Members of Congress and local legislators. Research by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) shows that Members of Congress view visits to local facilities as one of the most valuable ways to collect constituent views and opinions – more than any other source of information! How do groups entice a Member of Congress to attend a local event or meet with key stakeholders?

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TH - Local News Article

AFP Blog

TH - Local News Article: "A Web site could forge new links between prospective donors and local nonprofit organizations in 2009.DubuqueGiving.org is a facet of the GoldPenny Project, a partnership between Dubuque365.com, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and the Better Business Bureau of Greater Iowa.

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#4Change Chat Wrap-Up: Community Building

Amy Sample Ward

Last week, I had a fun time moderating the June #4Change Twitter Chat on Online Community Building. What’s the point in using “global” tools (social media) for local organizing? From @amoration: I find we’re always both global & local, so many of us travel frequently that virtual organizing tools are essential even for “local&# endeavors. And in each local place, people are on different types of social media, some of which are global in scope.

Local fundraising a snap with app created in Calgary

AFP Blog

Local fundraising a snap with app created in Calgary : Last February, the Charity App Challenge brought together several local non-profits and software developers to build a mobile application over two days. The challenge saw local programming teams compete to create an innovative and entertaining web-based fundraising app. The aptly-named app — pledgeCalgary — launched two weeks ago and has attracted attention in the community, according to the challenge’s co-founder

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The premise is that governing well is essential for strong nonprofits working efficiently and effectively to address critical needs in our communities. Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation.

Why Local Marketing Matters for Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

But it often is the local marketing that comes from trusted, known recommendations that can garner the most benefit. So how can development directors and nonprofits combine the increased interest in online giving and the importance of a local connection? Here are three ways nonprofits can work local marketing into their fundraising strategies. Search engines look for addresses and phone numbers for local optimization. And for them, local communities are very important.

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30-hour donation blitz targets $2 million for local nonprofits - The Orange County Register

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30-hour donation blitz targets $2 million for local nonprofits - The Orange County Register : "Can supporters of local charities raise $2 million over a 30-hour period for their favorite cause? An initiative of Orange County Community Foundation, iheartOC is modeled after similar successful giving days held in other communities." ''via Blog this

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In Defense of Community Managers

Amy Sample Ward

There are definitely times when community building and even campaigning or organizing feels just like that! But, operating as a community organizer or manager is such a filling and critical role for programs, platforms and even campaigns to be successful that the idea of herding cats turns into searching youtube for cutest kitten videos. In Defense of Community Managers. Community Managers provide key facilitation that empowers participation and engenders trust.

My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

Amy Sample Ward

I recently came across the My Colorado Project when Jason Manke connected with me, asking for feedback and ideas about community building and online community engagement tools. I’m really interested in the work Community Shares is doing and the direction they are headed with this project as it seems very aligned with many of my own feelings: technology should be used to help, facilitate, and empower the change communities already want to be making.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Hispanic Heritage Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. Founded in 1981, NALEO Educational Fund achieves its mission through integrated strategies that include increasing the effectiveness of Latino policymakers, mobilizing the Latino community to engage in civic life and promoting policies that advance Latino political engagement.

Change Ahead: I'm Shifting from Local to Global in 2019

Museum 2.0

In mid-2019, I will transition out of my role as the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) to focus full-time on leading OF/BY/FOR ALL, an emerging global movement to build more inclusive community institutions. I knew something about community participation. And so we made the MAH that institution, full of diverse, brilliant humans coming together to build a stronger, more connected community. I have some big news to share.

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Learn to Love Your Local Data

Museum 2.0

We should identify a few key community health indicators to focus on." Here are three reasons to find and connect with community-wide sources of data instead of doing it yourself: The data already exists. In some communities, it exists in different silos. When we started more robust data collection at our museum, we wanted a community baseline. You may not have a Community Assessment Project in your community, but you have something.

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Ky. Voices: Support local non-profits by donating to online challenge | Op-Ed | Kentucky.com

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Voices: Support local non-profits by donating to online challenge | Op-Ed | Kentucky.com : As the holidays approach, it's the perfect time to support the local charities that make our community great. That's why Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing developed the GoodGiving Guide Challenge — to make it easy and fun for the whole community to give. This online giving campaign is a fast, simple way to support 68 local charities.

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Community Foundations, Donor Advised Funds, and Cloud-based Technology – An Insider’s Look At This Winning Trifecta

Connection Cafe

I recommended six grants for my 2019 year-end distributions and the entire process required an investment of twenty minutes of my time; and what a wonderful feeling it brought me to know that my local food bank, animal society, homeless shelter, and others will have much-needed, end-of-year support for their missions. It was 20 years to the month that my wife and I established our DAF at our local community foundation, and I marveled at how technology had evolved over this time period.

How to Use Local Giving Days to Boost Your Donations

NonProfit Hub

While I haven’t exactly been showered with gifts (it’s still early) the community has rallied around hundreds of nonprofit to help raise money and awareness. They are something that has worked well during the last few years, with events like #GivingTuesday and Give Local America (which raised $68 million earlier this month). One nonprofit can’t drive these events; it takes a community to put on these days.

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Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. How many people hear that word and think it is just as generic as the word community? To that end, siloed brands are replaced by unifying goals that rally more than select individuals but entire communities. In the most simple terms, a movement is when organizations work with, and not for, the community. We have community groups, schools, local leaders and people at every age, interest, and skill level.

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Online Community Organizing: Start small, think big!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared’s February series exploring “Online Community Organizing” includes three different interviews; I’m really excited to participate! As many of you know, before joining NTEN as the Membership Director last year, I managed the NetSquared program which included locally-organized groups around the world, innovation challenges, and more. Q: What does “online” add to the community organizing? Q: What makes a community?

6 Technology Tips for Community Foundations to Engage Millennial Donors

Connection Cafe

In order to keep up with the next generation of tech-savvy donors and engage with them on shared causes, community foundations must consider how technology can be harnessed to meet Millennials on their terms. Here are 6 technology recommendations for community foundations to consider: Embrace easy-to-use technology that provides an intuitive and engaging user experience.

KPBJ.COM | Local nonprofits' grant applications posted online for public viewing and?funding | Business Daily | The KPBJ | KITSAP PENINSULA BUSINESS JOURNAL

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KPBJ.COM | Local nonprofits'' grant applications posted online for public viewing andfunding | Business Daily | The KPBJ | KITSAP PENINSULA BUSINESS JOURNAL : Local nonprofits'' grant applications posted online for public viewing and funding March 12, 2014 @ 12:05am Kitsap Community Foundation has posted online summaries of grant applications from 71 local nonprofit organizations and invites the public to view and possilby help fund the applications.

Use Case: The Community-Driven Social Impact game for Community Media Centers

Amy Sample Ward

Last month, at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to run the Community-Driven Social Impact game in a session workshop. One of the participants was Ericha Hager, the Regional Collaborative Coordinator for Community Media Access Partnership. After the session, she asked to reuse the game locally and I asked her to just let me know how it went: I recently facilitated a day long meeting with a group of 7 different community media centers in California.

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Monterey County Gives! sets record with $1,347,191 in donations to 100-plus local nonprofits. - Monterey County Weekly: People

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sets record with $1,347,191 in donations to 100-plus local nonprofits. starting with the local nonprofit agencies well worth enthusiastic support. co-sponsor Community Foundation for Monterey County finalized numbers this week, there was more to like. Monterey County Gives! Monterey County Weekly: People : "There’s a lot to love about Monterey County Gives!, As Gives! The best part: The sheer amount of people who gave. In the end, donors numbered 1,712 all told.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Local Communications Grid

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Street Hive: Shame on Us if it is not a part of Campaigns | Main | Organizational Culture can be Infected » January 26, 2007 Local Communications Grid All politics is local. has inspired me to think about the ways to organize locally on the internet. Find your local communications grid. Where the local names appear starts to help you define the local web.

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Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Don't worry, there are NetSquared groups in 75 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. If you're holding monthly events gathering the nonprofit technology community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. SF Online Community Meetup. Dublin, Ireland: Techfugees: A Tech Community Response to the Needs of Refugees.

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

EveryAction

So we partner with school districts and teachers across the country to start getting young people, even before they turn 18, to understand how government works and how they can leverage it to make change in their communities. We try to identify local on-the-ground partners that could use some of our support, like emailing our members to let them know there’s an organization near them that could use donations or volunteers.

Community is even better when it's face-to-face: Check out your local NTEN 501 Tech Club!

NTEN

Online community is pretty amazing stuff. These are informal local groups of those working in the nonprofit sector that meet on a regular basis to network and connect with colleagues, share information, and develop a local professional support network. Tech Clubs are driven by local leaders who step up to organize and plan group events with the support of NTEN. Some Tech Clubs have merged with NetSquared local groups who share similar group objectives.

GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

EveryAction

For nonprofits which engage in advocacy around civic engagement or political issues, voter registration drives are a great tool for activating your volunteer base, deepening relationships within your community, and increasing local democratic participation. Tabling at community events Tabling at community event such as street festivals and farmers’ markets is another common tactic.