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.

Donorbox Reaches $1B in Transactions

NonProfit PRO

Connecticut-based nonprofit Homes with Hope received a $1,500 donation, making it the $1billion transaction for fundraising platform Donorbox. This turning point marked a cause for celebration and highlighted the success of the platform since its launch in 2014.


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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

Employee Spotlight with Ann Lovallo, Client Success


I grew up in Connecticut, but am living in Boston now. We’re excited to highlight the efforts of Ann Lovallo from our Client Success team! Ann took the time to tell us a bit about herself and her role here at Givinga: Tell us a bit about yourself.

Funding And Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Mental Health


Connecticut Health Foundation. Areas served: Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Central Florida. Connecticut Health Foundation. Areas served: Connecticut.

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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

Funding And Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Mental Health


Connecticut Health Foundation. Areas served: Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Central Florida. Connecticut Health Foundation. Areas served: Connecticut.

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When is Equal Pay Day for social sector leaders in your state?


Connecticut. Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day created by the National Committee on Pay Equity to increase awareness about the gender wage gap. Specifically, this day marks how far into the year a woman must work to receive the same wage that a man received the previous year. This year, U.S.

Sandy Hook School Support Fund Link


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.

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.

Employee Spotlight with Ann Lovallo, Client Success


I grew up in Connecticut, but am living in Boston now. We’re excited to highlight the efforts of Ann Lovallo from our Client Success team! Ann took the time to tell us a bit about herself and her role here at Givinga: . Tell us a bit about yourself.

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Senior Care


Areas served: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island. According to the US Census Bureau, there are more than 46 million adults age 65 and older living in the U.S.; by 2050, that number is expected to grow to almost 90 million.

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4 Reasons Nonprofits Should Move To The Cloud


Image courtesy of University of Connecticut. Cloud computing is the future of doing business. However, many corporate environments, especially nonprofits, seem hesitant to jump into a new way of conducting business, and understandably so as there exist many misconceptions and uncertainty surrounding the reasonably new technology. Here are 4 cloud computing misconceptions from Connecting Up to set you at ease about cloud technology.

How Indigenous Peoples’ Day is Supplanting Columbus Day

Whole Whale

This interest also cuts across political state lines, as a regional breakdown shows New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in the top 10 for “Columbus Day” search volume.

Bench Learning: Zoos and Aquarium Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been looking for an excuse to share this YouTube Video of a River Otter playing the piano that Humberto Kam from the MBA mentioned. It think it rivals the YouTube video of Mariachi Connecticut performing for a beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium. Aquariums and Zoos (and animal welfare groups) may a key asset to leverage for their social media content strategies: cute animals.

Thoughts And Prayers: Sandy Hook School Shooting


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. Today children saw their friends and teachers gunned down in a horrifying tragedy. Timeline : School Violence in United States. Tears If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I''d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.

Americans' Urge to Help Overcomes Lock Down Limitations


As exemplified in our work with Help Colorado Now, Connecticut and New Jersey, we are here to help states and their communities of disaster agencies by safely mobilizing trusted volunteers around urgent needs,” said Katie Zwetzig, executive director of Sterling Volunteers.

Nonprofit Audit 101

The NonProfit Times

Nonprofit Audit 101: A Guide to The Fundamentals and More is a quick guide for nonprofit finance leaders and executive leaders, providing key fundamentals and know-how, first class best practices, and insight into how to optimize the nonprofit audit process at your organization.

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

Tech Soup Blog

The Hartford Artisans Weaving Center's mission is to promote and teach the craft of handweaving in a supportive and creative community.The center, located in Hartford, Connecticut, encourages seniors and people with low or no vision to learn how to create beautiful and original handwoven items — no weaving experience is necessary!

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On The Environment And Conservation Efforts


Areas served: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont. Today’s funder list focuses on nonprofits supporting the environment and conservation efforts.

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.

Event: List Growth Strategies for Nonprofits

Allegiance Group

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.

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.

Ask an Expert: Online Engagement Tool Trends + Advice


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. The sea of tech options for nonprofits is large and growing - what isn't is data-driven, expert advice on making tech decisions (as a CRM provider, we get it!).

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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. Recent disasters like the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas might have left some organizations in those states without reliable Internet connectivity.

Best Practices for Virtual Foundation Board Meetings

Connection Cafe

One review panel member with the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut said using an online reviewer portal for their remote meeting was, “By far the easiest process we have had in my 6+ years on review panels.” .

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


Gaithersburg, MD) Lobster truck (@LobstertruckDC) Five Guys Burgers and Fries (1645 Connecticut Ave NW) Restaurant Nora (2132 Florida Ave NW) Jaleo (480 7th Street NW) We're really excited to see you all next week and we know we aren't the only ones: the Case Foundation is so excited they even made a video! The Nonprofit Technology Conference is now less than one week away!

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Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!


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! You can support NTEN in Giving Tuesday and join Beth Kanter for a live discussion of collective philanthropy - get the details here. Check out the 124 NTEN Members participating in Giving Tuesday below.

Care2 Appoints Bob Sands Senior Director of Nonprofit Services


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. Sands joins Care2 after working in the Internet Solutions group at software-as-a-service provider Blackbaud, Inc., where he introduced nonprofits to online fundraising and development tools.

Eight Social Justice and Advocacy Conferences You Must Attend


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.

To Thine Own Organization Be True

Nonprofit Talent

Recognized as a Certified Association Executive by the American Society of Association Executives, Caroline also has an MA from Cornell University and a BA from Connecticut College.

Everybody Loves a Tagline: A Contest for the Best


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.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Connecticut. Connecticut charitable registration: $50 ($0 if exempt). The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

Building My Leadership Tribe in the American Express Leadership Academy

ASU Lodestar Center

As a transplant from Connecticut, I knew very little about where a lot of the Valley’s nonprofits were located. posted by Sadhna Bokhiria Class 11 American Express Leadership Academy Chief Operating Officer of Kapoor Foundations. Prior to the ASU Lodestar Center’s American Express Leadership Academy , I was somewhat of an education junkie.

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.

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


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. But there''s something about meeting together in person that sparks new ideas, deepens those online connections (and sparks new ones), and provides invaluable support from colleagues engaged in the work of social change. Enter NTEN''s 501 Tech Clubs.

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Raising Money for Universities during COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Scott Roberts is the president of the UConn Foundation, which serves the University of Connecticut. Links to Articles, Apps, or websites mentioned during the interview: University of Connecticut.

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. There is a long history of nonprofit organizations partnering with the government, usually at the state level, through contracts to help provide for and respond to community needs.

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.