Ministers learn to compete | The Detroit News

AFP Blog

Ministers learn to compete | The Detroit News : hey need to understand organizational leadership: how to create a mission statement, set goals and measure whether they’ve achieved those goals — skills typically taught in masters of business administration programs, not seminaries.

More than $100,000 in free technology up for grabs for local nonprofits | Crain's Detroit Business

AFP Blog

More than $100,000 in free technology up for grabs for local nonprofits | Crain's Detroit Business

Crowdsourced Health Reports Make a Difference in Detroit

Mobile Commons

Along with some fascinating discussion of how Google searches can predict disease outbreaks, the article explains how a recent Mobile Commons crowdsourcing project helped a Detroit neighborhood with unusually high asthma rates. More and more, the way we talk about journalism is changing.

One Small Step for Detroit, One Giant Leap for Museum Ethics (Maybe)

Museum 2.0

Over the past three years, the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) has served as the museum poster child for the debate on the public value of the arts. What''s Happening in Detroit Detroit is in serious trouble financially.

The Public Argument About Arts Support as Seen through the Lens of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Museum 2.0

Earlier this month, the Detroit Institute of Arts was "saved" by a voter-approved property tax (called a "millage") in its three surrounding counties. As one Detroit Free Press commenter wrote: "You are not getting it. Several Detroit comments were in this vein.

Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and Ire - Philanthropy.com

AFP Blog

Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and Ire - Philanthropy.com: "Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and IreAn online matching-grant challenge brought in $3.75-million for Detroit-area cultural groups — but not without technical difficulties and some angry donors, reports the Detroit Free Press.The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan put up $1-million

The Marriage of Art and Technology - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

The eight inclusive museums include San Francisco’s de Young Museum, Seattle Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego Museum of Man, San Jose’s Computer History Museum, and the University of South Dakota’s Natural History Museum. The Marriage of Art and Technology - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : "Suitable Technologies recently partnered with eight U.S. museums to create virtual experiences for visitors.

2010 Knight-Batten Award Winner: Sourcing Through Texting

Mobile Commons

Congratulations to The Takeaway, WNYC, Public Radio International, Public Insight Journalism and WDET Detroit on their 2010 Knight-Batten Award for the Sourcing through Texting project. From the official site: A team from The Takeaway radio show joined journalists from WDET Detroit in a successful experiment that prompted residents to text tips about particular stories from Mexicantown in Southwest Detroit.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) / Detroit, MI / Price varies. Points of Light / Detroit, MI / $400. The Communications Network / Detroit, MI / Less than $700.

Your Brand Story: Change the Fundraising Game by Driving Donations and Building Relationships

Connection Cafe

As The Children’s Center in Detroit learned first-hand, their unique and compelling brand story was the secret sauce for touching the hearts and moving the minds of donors. Fundraising professionals continuously seek better methods to cultivate individual donors and obtain major gifts.

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Signs of the times

FI Space

In this morning’s Washington Post an article appeared about why two Detroit newspapers are cutting back home delivery to three days per week. Fighting to stay in business, Detroit’s two daily newspapers will cut home delivery to three days a week, print smaller editions on other days and encourage people to get information online. The Detroit market is the largest in the country to undergo that transformation.

Using Software and Data to Change the World

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had the honor to be the opening keynoter for the first-ever Good Tech Fest , which was held in Detroit on May 22, 2018. It was a blast to be with an entire conference full of social good software and data people from around the world. Using Software and Data to Change the World We are in an amazing time. Society is a buzz about new technology: artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, autonomous cars, the surveillance state, and more.

Instead of Selling Objects, Build Public Trust

Museum 2.0

When Detroit was going bankrupt in 2013, the city's emergency manager fought to sell off some of the prized artworks in the Detroit Institute of Art. Two years ago, the Detroit Institute of Art won the battle to keep their treasured artwork in the museum.

Pollination Project: $1,000 seed grants to individual change makers

Have Fun - Do Good

Do you have an idea for a world-changing project that could bloom with some seed money? The new Pollination Project is giving $1,000 seed grants to individual changemakers, every day, 365 days a year.

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Working America Helps Voters Report Problems with Mobile Messaging

Mobile Commons

For more great examples of on-the-ground reporting from everyday cell phone users, check out these stories about Detroit’s traffic pollution or WNYC’s snowplow map. Here’s a great example of how a text message campaign can encourage supporters to become reporters – informing people about important developments right as they happen. A new Pennsylvania law was recently passed that would require voters to show ID before voting.

Martin Luther King Day 2015

VisionLink

I came-of-age politically growing up in Detroit in the 1950s when I was part of a picket line outside Woolworth''s because Blacks were not allowed to sit at lunch counters in Woolworth stores in the segregated South. As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl.

Storymakers 2016 Winners

Tech Soup Blog

Our Best Video winner hails from the proud city of Detroit and is the unanimous top choice. The Storymakers 2016 campaign surpassed all of our expectations. We received more than 600 submissions from 35+ countries, including mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong for the first time.

A Low Tech Version of Providing the Self-Organizing Platform for Movement Building

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We were are all leaving Detroit at different times and the taxi to the airport wasn't exactly cheap. Last week I was in Michigan to do a training for Chapter Leaders of EPIP.

22 Must-Circle Nonprofits on Google+

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Detroit Symphony Orchestra. As a follow-up to Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits and 22 Must-Circle Nonprofit Bloggers and Resources on Google+ , below are 22 nonprofits that are regularly using Google+ effectively to engage and inspire the Google+ community.

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Nonprofits and App Developers Combine Forces for Community Change

Tech Soup Blog

Of all the projects presented, the Detroit Water Project might be the most well-known. And there's good reason: the Detroit Water Project helps match families who need help with their water bills to donors by using utility data from the city of Detroit.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Kevin Boyle, a professor of history at Ohio State University, won the nonfiction prize for "Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age," is a 1920s courtroom drama about the murder trial of Dr. Ossian Sweet, who purchased a house in an all white neighborhood in Detroit with some serious consequences. Bookshare.org News. Bookshare.org has the ability to move quickly!

WBUR Makes a Mobile Map of Coyote Sightings in Boston

Mobile Commons

Crowdsourced Health Reports Make a Difference in Detroit. After a winter filled with coyote sightings throughout the Boston metropolitan area, citizens were concerned about what all the wildlife meant for them. While animal experts assured the populace that coyotes aren’t dangerous for people, Bostonians still worried about their children and their pets.

Great reads from around the web on August 23rd

Amy Sample Ward

'" Grants Maps – I'm a huge fan of maps and I love social impact – check this out: "The Skillman Foundation has partnered with the New York City-based Foundation Center to provide Skillman Foundation website visitors with a custom version of the Foundation Center’s Philanthropy In/Sight data visualization platform, which utilizes Google maps to show the scope and reach of the Skillman Foundation’s work in Detroit."

The United Auto Workers Use a Crucial Negotiation to Double Their List Size

Mobile Commons

Last fall, with a contract renewal looming, the United Auto Workers were negotiating with the Detroit Three auto manufacturers. The negotiations extended past their expected close in September, and on into the late days of November.

A Message from Your Donors: Wish You Were Here

Connection Cafe

When he’s not working with nonprofits or being a hapless Detroit sports fan, he’s busy watching reruns of Downton Abbey and Parenthood. Guest post by Marshall Simmonds, Senior Vice President of Flash mobs and an Account Manager at Blackbaud.

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Open Thread: How Does Your Institution Say Happy New Year?

Museum 2.0

This year, I've seen everything from heartfelt solicitations ( Young Playwrights Theater ) to surreal pop culture singalongs ( MCA Denver ) to impressively-produced, collaborative, yet poignant pop culture singalongs ( Detroit Science Center , which closed one month after this video was released).

Six Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website

ASU Lodestar Center

Chris has also been seen in The Associated Press and Crain's Detroit Business posted by Chris Pontine Digital Marketing. Many nonprofit companies are getting onboard in the digital world and have found the website builder which best fits their needs and budget.

Summer Conference Roundup (June - August 2012)

Frogloop

Association of Alternative Newsmedia Convention Detroit, MI. ? Summer conferencing.happened so fast ? ? Summer conferencing.had me a blast ?.

Martin Luther King Day 2013

VisionLink

I came-of-age politically growing up in Detroit in the 1950s when I was part of a picket line outside Woolworth''s because Blacks were not allowed to sit at lunch counters in Woolworth stores in the segregated South. As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl.

Why your nonprofit should attend #140conf

John Haydon

Oct 20th – Detroit. This past Tuesday I attended the 140 character conference in Boston to learn new ways that organizations use Twitter.

How can nonprofits effectively implement revenue diversification?

ASU Lodestar Center

A look at budget trends of metro detroit social service agencies. posted by Kayla Moulder Registered Nurse. In the 2015 Nonprofit Finance Fund Report, 23 percent of nonprofits reported operating in deficit and 29 percent reported break-even finances (Nonprofit Finance Fund, 2015).

Six Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website

ASU Lodestar Center

Chris has also been seen in The Associated Press and Crain's Detroit Business posted by Chris Pontine Digital Marketing. Many nonprofit companies are getting onboard in the digital world and have found the website builder which best fits their needs and budget. There is much more you can squeeze out of your website just by tweaking or adding a few things to give your nonprofit the jump it needs to stand out. I want to break down seven best practices that can add to your nonprofit website.

Is all support created equal?

Connection Cafe

” Chatter from multiple blogs suggests the trend was started by a group of women in Detroit, while ABC News suggests it may have started overseas. Author: Jordan Viator. Guest post by Noel Beebe, Interactive Consultant at Convio. If you’re an avid Facebook junkie like me, you probably noticed a lot of “colorful” updates last week.

Forget the Leash, Go to the Cloud

Connection Cafe

The following post originally appeared on YNPN Detroit's blog on June 11. Author: Cheryl Black. I’d like to start by saying I really like Outlook. It does really cool things. But…have you ever tried to access your Outlook via webmail? It’s kinda ugly and clunky.

8 Apps That May (Actually) Change San Francisco

Tech Soup Blog

This project began as a Code for America project in Detroit. Prashant and his co-founders identified a need for local data about buildings and real estate in Detroit and discovered that the city was under-resourced when it came to the technical tools needed to collect it.

The Diversity Question in the Arts Blogosphere

Museum 2.0

Some events: Aaron Dworkin , a pretty amazing individual in many ways, is putting together SphinxCon , a conference happening this weekend in Detroit with a focus on "empowering ideas for diversity in the arts."

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Harvard Pilgrim Uses Text Messages to Motivate Healthy Parenting

Mobile Commons

Here are just a few: - Crowdsourced health reports help Detroit discover the cause of an asthma epidemic. - New study shows that smokers’ quite rates double with text message support. - SMS helps with flu vaccine reminders. - Two studies that show that SMS helps smokers quit.

5 Easy Rules to Remember When Telling Digital Stories

Tech Soup Blog

He has been active in the industry for over 20 years and is the founder and president of MacGroup-Detroit, Michigan's largest Macintosh users group. Capturing beautiful imagery and creating wonderful designs is only half of the story.

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Member Round Up: Corn Dogs! Interactive Maps!

NTEN

GOOD Maker, in a partnership with NTEN, announced Detroit's Green Economy Leadership Training (Solidarity) winner of their Use Technology for Good challenge. Solidarity 's winning idea, 'Off Grid Solar System for an Urban Farm', will use the grant to install a solar energy system at Food Field, a four-acre organic, urban farm in Detroit. Just like the state fairs cropping up this month, this week's member news is a variety show.

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

Connection Cafe

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

Tech Soup Blog

Detroit, Michigan: SeeClickFix Summer Workshop. Detroit, Michigan: SeeClickFix Summer Workshop. Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated.

Nonprofit CEOs and the Network Mindset

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” This could have created a public relations nightmare (It’s happened in the orchestra world when the Detroit Symphony musicians went on strike and used social media to air their concerns. Instead, these Goodwill employees went to their CEO.

Things We Like (May 2015)

NTEN

Activists used over 4,000 flowers to help Detroit reflect on the experience and place of abandoned homes. Following is the monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. This great piece extends context to the long, painful, and repetitive history of how Baltimore became Baltimore. Privilege and racism in history extend far beyond Baltimore’s gates. Walidah Imarisha answers the question, “ Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? ” in this video.