Congratulating Jamie Rogers - Denver Kids Inc. Mentor of the Month

VisionLink

The VisionLink Family cannot express our extreme pride in our own Jamie Rogers for his recognition by Denver Kids, Inc. Denver Kids, Inc. is an educational organization dedicated to helping Denver Public School students.

Defining Impact Beyond Attendance Numbers at the MCA Denver

Museum 2.0

I was visiting with Adam Lerner, Director and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The MCA Denver has had a big impact on the art world with its fresh approach to programming, and it is located in a large city with a vibrant art scene.

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On-Site Visit: United Way of Denver 2-1-1

VisionLink

With special thanks to our host Fermin Avila at the United Way of Denver, we enjoyed a wonderful on-site visit with the staff of the United Way 2-1-1 Call Center today. Thank you Denver United Way and Colorado 2-1-1!

Guest Post: Weaving Community Collaborations into Permanent Installations at the Denver Art Museum

Museum 2.0

Earlier in 2013, I was amazed to visit one of the new “Studio” spaces at the Denver Art Museum. The Denver Art Museum is no stranger to community collaborations, but we’ve been dipping in our toe a little more deeply when it comes to developing permanent participatory installations.

Northeast Denver Housing Center Uses Esri ArcGIS Maps to Demonstrate Housing Needs

Tech Soup Blog

Northeast Denver Housing Center (NDHC) creates sustainable, healthy housing opportunities for underserved households in Denver, Colorado through outreach, education, and affordable housing development.

Northeast Denver Housing Center Uses Esri ArcGIS Maps to Demonstrate Housing Needs

Tech Soup Blog

Northeast Denver Housing Center (NDHC) creates sustainable, healthy housing opportunities for underserved households in Denver, Colorado, through outreach, education, and affordable housing development.

Crowd Fundraising for the Arts: No Running, Walking, or Freezing Plunges Required

Connection Cafe

Denver Zoo. The Denver Zoo raised more than $60,000 for the SNUGG – a Safe Nurturing Upright Gateway for Giraffes, which is a large, padded, weatherproof chute that zookeepers can secure giraffes in for medical care and other procedures.

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Take a Side Trip to the Denver Art Museum

Museum 2.0

This week, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) opened a new temporary exhibition called The Psychedelic Experience , featuring rock posters from San Francisco in the heyday of Bill Graham and electric kool-aid.

Treat Your Website Project Like an Investment Rather than an Expense

Tech Soup Blog

After more than 13 years working with nonprofit and cultural institutions, like the Denver Botanic Gardens , our firm has seen that these problems are epidemic.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I was thrilled to be interviewed by Steve along with many other nonprofit data nerds, for his new book, Data Driven Nonprofits. He was kind enough to send me an advanced copy and it is definitely a must read. So, check out this post and be sure to order a copy today! .

Content Strategies for Nonprofit Websites

VisionLink

Tech4Good Denver hosted an excellent and extremely informative group panel who shared true and tested content strategies when designing or managing your nonprofit’s website. Is your nonprofit looking for ways to improve your website and increase traffic?

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Denver, Colorado: Free Event in Denver! Denver, Colorado: Create Compelling Video Stories for Your Nonprofit. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year.

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RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Finally, I was lucky enough to attend my first “roundup” in 2001 in Denver as the NTC was called in those days. That’s where I met Holly Ross. Rob Stuart shared my birthday, Jan. But we also shared more than that – the nonprofit technology field.

New Research: 10 Case Studies on Nonprofit Transition to the Cloud

NTEN

Into the Cloud: Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver. There's a lot of buzz about the Cloud being the future of data storage and processing, and more and more Cloud-based options are available to users every day.

How Arts Organizations Win Gold Medals in Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I missed out on the Olympics in London this year while I was traveling in Cambodia. While the world acclaimed sports event was taking place in London, the Gay Chorus Olympics was taking place in Denver. Flickr Photo - Of Small Things.

A Radical, Simple Formula for Pop-Up Museums

Museum 2.0

There was Jaime Kopke's Denver Community Museum , which existed for nine months in a Denver storefront in 2008-9 to celebrate visitors' creations. Pop-Up Museum [n]: a short-term institution existing in a temporary space.

And Now … Our Amazing Round 2 #CelebrateAdobeCC Winners!

Tech Soup Blog

Our Silver Prize — a free one-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud — goes to Servicios de la Raza in Denver, Colorado. We're nearing the end of our #CelebrateAdobeCC contest and it's time to announce our round 2 winners!

Empowering Staff to Take Creative Risks

Museum 2.0

I was joined by Lori Fogarty (ED of the Oakland Museum of California), Adam Lerner (ED and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver), and Beck Tench (Director for Innovation and Digital Engagement at the Museum of Life and Science).

How To Use Stories To Raise Money On Social Media

TechImpact

Check out this example from Denver Rescue Mission. Storytelling and social media – these terms have certainly been thrown around a lot this year! Are they just empty buzzwords, or actual tools that can help your nonprofit raise money online? I firmly believe in the latter.

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The 16th issue of NTEN: Change is here: Cultivating Leadership

NTEN

The 16th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on the Best of 2014: Cultivating Leadership. We launched the first issue of 2014 by planting the seed: How can nonprofits remain competitive, innovative, and responsive to the changing external environment?

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Getting Your Paws On Office 365

Tech Soup Blog

We have two more coming up in September: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in Denver. How about a warmer, fluffier article about Office 365 Nonprofit? Literally.

13NTC Sketchnotes: Creating a Social Media Insights Report

NTEN

Full notes here (325 kb) A sketchnoting, er, note: I did very rough notes in the session, and then drew this up on a protracted bumpy descent into Denver.

Framework vs. Sensibility: Separating Format from Voice

Museum 2.0

The Exploratorium and MCA Denver are both masters of pairing fairly standard museum frameworks for audience engagement with an energized, funky sensibility. When I first met Adam Lerner, the Director of the MCA Denver, we had a friendly argument about visitor participation.

Ask a Nonprofit Specialist - Arizona Gives Day

ASU Lodestar Center

He described how much he loved Colorado for two primary reasons – the Denver Broncos and its natural beauty. At age 23, Anne Byrne was the founding executive director of Denver’s rape crisis center, an organization that continues to flourish today, over 28 years later.

Weekend Reading: 2012 Trends and Young Adult Programs

Museum 2.0

I have a personal connection to this report, which was produced by the Denver Art Museum after a multi-year project developing meaningful connections with young adults. Two great museumy reports to brighten your weekend: TrendsWatch 2012.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

Denver. 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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PCs for People Brings More Great Refurbished Computers to Nonprofits through TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

That initiative is implemented in partnership with several community-based organizations, including the Denver Housing Authority and the federal HUD ConnectHome project. Meet our newest Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) partner, PCs for People!

Coming to Your Town, The Art of Relevance in Hand

Museum 2.0

Registration info TBA October 19, 2016: Denver, CO at the Ellie Kaulkins Studio Loft for NAMP Regional Workshop, 3-5pm - Free! Co-pilot sadly not attending these events. One of the basic criteria for relevance has to do with effort.

Ask a Nonprofit Specialist - Applying for 501c3 status with new 1023-EZ form

ASU Lodestar Center

At age 23, Anne Byrne was the founding executive director of Denver’s rape crisis center, an organization that continues to flourish today, over 28 years later. posted by Anne Byrne , Professional-in-Residence, ASU Lodestar Center Question: I am starting a nonprofit organization and need to apply for 501c3 status. Can I fill out the new 1023-EZ form? The Internal Revenue Service recently released Form 1023-EZ , the streamlined application for recognition of exemption of 501c3 status.

Ask a Nonprofit Specialist: What does the repeal of Arizona's solicitation law mean to my nonprofit?

ASU Lodestar Center

At age 23, Anne Byrne was the founding executive director of Denver’s rape crisis center, an organization that continues to flourish today, over 28 years later. posted by. Anne Byrne , Professional-in-Residence, ASU Lodestar Center.

Contextual Content: How to Adapt Your Mobile Marketing Strategy for Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

Brad Dolian, mobile marketing manager at Cabela’s in Denver, explained that their efforts laid a “good foundation via text,” so that they wouldn’t “have a dependency on an app.” If your brand is using text messaging to reach out to consumers, there are two basic premises to be aware of.

Coming Soon to a City Near You.

Connection Cafe

February 22 | Washington, DC February 24 | New York, NY March 1 | Boston, MA March 8 | Seattle, WA March 10 | San Francisco, CA March 16 | Denver, CO Author: Convio is coming to a city near you! Come one, come all! Convio is setting up shop in a city near you—a workshop to be specific. We're hosting a free Nonprofit Success Workshop in cities across the country and right now we have February and March all set!

Blog Respects Paid For The Families of Victims In Aurora Colorado

John Haydon

Jessica Ghawi, 24, of Denver; aspiring sports journalist. Matt McQuinn, 27, of Denver; who died shielding his girlfriend. Teves, 24, of Phoenix; earned master’s degree in counseling psychology in June from University of Denver. Image from MetNews.org.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Denver, Colorado: Donations on the Go: Mobile Tools to Enhance Giving. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change.

Public Service, Advocacy, and Institutional Transformation

Museum 2.0

Yesterday, I had lunch with Monica Martinez, the ED of Homeless Services for Santa Cruz county. I was amazed not only by her energy and intelligence but by her simple, transformative goal: to end homelessness.

Social Impact Investments

ASU Lodestar Center

These organizations were VisionSpring, Code.org, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, and the Mental Health Center of Denver. posted by Bayan Dwaik Graduate Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

Resources to Sharpen Your Technology Training Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Replicate the Denver Public Library's excellent technology classes at your own library! Technology trainers: you're superheroes, but not super human!

United Way Community Leaders Conference

VisionLink

This year is also the 125th anniversary of United Way , which began in Denver, Colorado, in 1887, right in our back yard. The UW Community Leaders Conference is under way right now in Nashville, TN. Participants include leaders from the private sector, elected officials, other non-profit organizations, and of course local United Ways across America. The focus? On how organizations can work together to make change happen in communities through strengthening education, income and health.

Who Counts? Grappling with Attendance as a Proxy for Impact

Museum 2.0

For some institutions, like the MCA Denver, attendance is seen as a very poor measure of impact. But for almost all museums (even MCA Denver), attendance is correlated with impact in some way. When you count attendance to your museum, do you include: people who eat in the cafe?

Grantseeking in 2017: Know the Scene — Demonstrate Inclusion

Tech Soup Blog

I like the Denver Foundation's definition of inclusiveness because it takes into consideration both the importance of having a diverse staff and the importance of considering different perspectives as you grow your organization.