UConn building ‘data collaborative’ for nonprofits | Hartford Business

AFP Blog

UConn building ‘data collaborative’ for nonprofits | Hartford Business : "The University of Connecticut has been chosen by the Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Authority to develop the “Connecticut Data Collaborative,” a shared, web-based tool for nonprofits and state policy makers

Danbury nonprofits tap new strategies to grow - Connecticut Post

AFP Blog

Danbury nonprofits tap new strategies to grow - Connecticut Post : A year later, Executive Director Brigid Guertin said the museum is gaining strength with a reliance on social media and a new brand of philanthropy that mixes volunteerism with dollars.

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Connecticut charity getting face time on Facebook -- Newsday.com

AFP Blog

Connecticut charity getting face time on Facebook -- Newsday.com: "Text size: increase text sizedecrease text sizeConnecticut charity getting face time on Facebook July 14, 2008NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A New Haven charity is reaching out to the digital generation through the online hangout and social networking Web site, Facebook." NPFacebook NPWeb2.0

4 Reasons Nonprofits Should Move To The Cloud

TechImpact

Image courtesy of University of Connecticut. Cloud computing is the future of doing business.

Seeing Through Walls for Greater Independence!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Kent Presents 2016 I just attended the second annual Kent Presents conference in Kent, Connecticut. It’s the brainchild of Donna and Ben Rosen, a New York power couple with connections to science, technology, politics, the arts and more. There were too many awesome talks to do them justice, but you are welcome to sample the session titles here. The talk that especially blew my mind was by MIT professor Dina Katabi.

Eight Social Justice and Advocacy Conferences You Must Attend

Frogloop

Place: FHI360, Vista Room 1825 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20009. There are so many great conferences coming up for the nonprofit community. With so little free time on your hands, it can be challenging to figure out which ones you must attend in May and June. Check out our top picks below. Speed Learning: List Growth Strategies for Nonprofits – May 17th. Ok so technically this is not a conference, but it's going to be a fantastic event for the nonprofit community.

11NTC Tip of the Day: Get out and See DC!

NTEN

The Nonprofit Technology Conference is now less than one week away! We've put together some tips for making the conference both memorable and valuable and we're them every day until the event starts.

Public speaking for change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I originally started this blog as a way to keep more of our Benetech team aware of what was going on with me and other team members (through guest blogs) while on our travels. Many of us spend a big chunk of our time on the road rather than in the office, and it's good to share some of the reasons our office chairs are often empty! Speaking publicly is an important part of our work.

Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!

NTEN

Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and we''ve found 124 NTEN Members that are participating!

Government contracts and nonprofit organizations: Problems and solutions

ASU Lodestar Center

implemented contracting reform collaborative task forces successfully: Connecticut, Hawai’i, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Texas. posted by Jeremy Higbee , Freelance Writer.

Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

Connecticut. . . What is the EFSLMP? The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program is an initiative from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, a division of the Department of Labor. . Purpose of EFSLMP.

Facebook Timeline Contests – Everything Your Nonprofit Needs for Success

John Haydon

California has different regulations for online giveaways than Connecticut. Facebook’s opened up a fun new avenue for pages to entertain fans and boost engagement.

What’s New with SMS and the World Today

Mobile Commons

Greenwich Hospital, located in Greenwich, Connecticut, now lets friends and family members of patients having ambulatory care receive surgery status updates via secure, one-way text messages from the patient healthcare team. We’re always keeping an eye peeled for text messaging news.

Ask an Expert: Online Engagement Tool Trends + Advice

EveryAction

Her working life before Firefly was spent at Planned Parenthood of Connecticut, where she rose from clinic assistant to the Director of e-Business over a sixteen year tenure.

Sandy Hook School Support Fund Link

VisionLink

The United Way of Western Connecticut has established a support fund for the families and the community of Newtown. To donate go here. Children: Charlotte Bacon, 6 Daniel Barden, 7 Olivia Engel, 6 Josephine Gay, 7 Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6 Dylan Hockley, 6 Madeleine F. Hsu, 6 Catherine V.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

From there they traversed Long Island Sound to New London, Connecticut, and then drove to Boston. Note from Beth: I’ve wrote about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today.

Quick Hit: Upcoming Workshops and Webcast Talks

Museum 2.0

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. I'm reaching the end of another heavy travel jag. 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.

Giving goes mobile | Hartford Business

AFP Blog

10, when the Gales Ferry-based United Way of Southeastern Connecticut kicks off its annual community campaign, the organization — for the first time in its nearly 50-year history — will be relying on more than the traditional worksite Douglas Plank, CEO, Mobile Causecampaign efforts to raise its soon-to-be announced campaign goal. Giving goes mobile | Hartford Business : On Sept.

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media

SocialFish

Komen for the Cure Connecticut, an affiliate based in Farmington , said she learned of it earlier this winter and had been “very surprised.” This is a guest post by Kami Watson Huyse, CEO of Zoetica Media and editor of the Communications Overtones blog.

New Haven Nonprofit Needs 150 Monitors - washingtonpost.com

AFP Blog

One such organization is Concepts for Adaptive Learning, located in New Haven, Connecticut. New Haven Nonprofit Needs 150 Monitors - washingtonpost.com: "Phil ShapiroPC WorldSunday, December 7, 2008; 7:19 PMIn this season of giving, one of the best ways to compound your giving is to assist organizations providing community support year round. The reasons why this organization deserves our support.

Social Networking for the Socially Minded - washingtonpost.com

AFP Blog

GoldfarbWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, December 17, 2007; Page D01The office of Razoo on Connecticut Avenue blends two distinct cultures common in Washington.It Social Networking for the Socially Minded - washingtonpost.com: "Social Networking for the Socially MindedDistrict Firm Razoo Joins Other Web Site Builders Trying to Reinvent How People Give Money to CharityBy Zachary A.

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

NTEN

Besides Minneapolis and Nashville , groups have started up in Ohio , South Florida , Salt Lake City , and Connecticut. tech club logo. Online community is pretty amazing stuff.

Sierra Club Uses SMS Campaign to Map Environmental Support

Mobile Commons

Clinton, Connecticut). The Sierra Club used a recent speech about climate change by President Obama to engage their base with an SMS campaign designed to create a telling image of national support for the President’s “bold climate plan.”.

Thoughts And Prayers: Sandy Hook School Shooting

VisionLink

Joined with millions of others across America, our hearts go out to the elementary school children, parents, and staff reeling from the shooting this morning at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown Connecticut.

Comparing Google Apps to Microsoft Outlook

Idealware

Adam Nicholson of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association contributed to the 2007 version of this article. PublishDate: July 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Jay Leslie. The Google Apps donation program provides organizational email, calendaring and document sharing as a free alternative to Microsoft Outlook. How do the two applications compare in the face of typical nonprofit needs?

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3 Key Pieces of SMS Advice from a Millennial

Mobile Commons

For example, she praises “text-for-item campaigns that engage your supporters in a stunt – like when Reform Immigration For America delivered a taco to a Connecticut mayor for every text they received about his disparaging remarks toward the Latino community.”

Care2 Appoints Bob Sands Senior Director of Nonprofit Services

Frogloop

Sands previously served as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the Hyde School in Connecticut, where he led annual fund, capital and restricted campaigns, planned giving and alumni relations.

How the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center Supports an Artistic Community with QuickBooks

Tech Soup Blog

According to Claudia Spaulding, treasurer, the weaving center is a rebirth of the former Hartford Artisans Center, which was located at the Connecticut Institute for the Blind at Oak Hill.

The Brady Campaign Uses Mobile Commons Advocacy to Turn Massive Social Support Into Political Action During Senator Murphy’s Filibuster

Mobile Commons

On June 15, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy launched a filibuster on the Senate floor to call on Congress to act and bring existing legislation to a vote. “I Over the past weeks since the Orlando shooting, an outraged nation has demanded more gun control.

Wii-less in New Jersey

Judi Sohn

New Jersey politics I left Connecticut just as the battle for the Democratic. Nearly 2 years to the day since we bought our Wii on the very first day they were available in the US, it’s off to be repaired. It refused to read any discs. Wii, Gamecube, didn’t matter. At first, we could get it working again by turning the unit off for a bit. Eventually nothing worked. As it’s long out of warranty, it cost us $75 plus shipping to send it in for repair.

The Northeast Recycling Council – A GreenTech Nonprofit Profile

Tech Soup Blog

It is headquartered in Brattleboro, Vermont and has traditionally focused its efforts in ten northeast states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont). From time to time we like to profile the work of nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries that are doing great work in green IT.

Mobile Beacon Expands Relief Offers to Texas and Oklahoma

Tech Soup Blog

Eligible organizations in Texas and Oklahoma (as well as Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island) can now request either 25 or 10 access devices at a reduced administrative fee.

Event: List Growth Strategies for Nonprofits

Beaconfire Wire

1825 Connecticut Avenue Northwest. “Grow the list.” ” It’s probably the first topic of every strategy meeting at your nonprofit or association unless it’s tumped by “raise more money.” ” Needless to say the two are tightly correlated.

Multi-channel for Marriage Equality

Connection Cafe

On Friday, New York joined the ranks of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C. Author: Jill Ward. in legalizing same-sex marriages. The fight for marriage equality is far from over, but the victory in New York is a wonderful step in the right direction. There was no doubt, plenty of blood, sweat and tears to help make this happen, so I wanted to use my small little space on this blog to tell you all CONGRATULATIONS and thank you!

Are You A Nonprofit Techie, Working on a Social Media Strategy, and Love Dogs (or cats)? Need Your Help!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I work with the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, and my wonderful dog's name is Maggie! I'm working on a keynote for a nonprofits conference at the end of the month in Minnesota. I'm going to explain on the Cute Dog Theory but I need some photographic evidence.

Measuring your Social Media Success: Case Studies

Idealware

The staff of 12 at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation works to build stronger, more vibrant communities and improve the quality of life for residents of four counties in Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. PublishDate: September 2011. First published in the September issue of the NTEN: Change journal.) Social media has provided nonprofits with a whole new toolbox for marketing themselves and engaging constituents.

Blogathon 2007: Raise Money for Your Favorite Cause with your Blog

Have Fun - Do Good

JilBean will be blogging for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society , Greater Connecticut Chapter. Who needs a walk-a-thon when you can join a Blogathon! Starting Saturday, July 28th at 6 AM PST, 2007 Blogathon bloggers will post a new post every 30 minutes for 24 hours to raise money for their favorite cause. As of this writing, 240 bloggers have registered for the Blogathon and $16,161.91 in pledges have been made.

Everybody Loves a Tagline: A Contest for the Best

NTEN

Our conference hotel, the Washington Hilton was just up the hill from the metro station, so I kept walking down Connecticut to get there. (Or Flickr Photo: Paraflyer. I was in DC last week with the famous Anna Richter getting our 11NTC ducks in a row. Or to the Chipotle; I may have set a record for burritos consumed in one trip.). Each time, I walked past a gallery set up for AED. I know that AED is a big international nonprofit, but I have never known what the heck AED stands for.

Good News! Starbucks Signed an Agreement with Ethiopia

Have Fun - Do Good

In January, Starbucks ’ stores in: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, northern California, northern Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, Texas, Maine, New Hampshire, parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island were rBGH-free. Guess what? Your advocacy made a difference.

NpTech Tag Summary: NpTech Slide Decks, Twitter Saves Children, and Visualizing Information for Advocacy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

New (to me) Blogs Building Foss for Society Blog is the blog for the Humanitarian FOSS Project a collaborative, community-building project that was started by a group of computing faculty and open source proponents at Trinity College, Wesleyan University, and Connecticut College.