Melissa Weisse, CFRE, ACFRE Earns Highest Professional Credential from AFP

NonProfit PRO

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), has awarded its highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), to Melissa Weisse, CFRE, ACFRE of Detroit, Michigan.

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.


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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. And now, in the past month, Michigan''s Attorney General and State Senate have blocked the emergency manager of Detroit from seizing the DIA''s collection to pay off the city''s debt. What''s Happening in Detroit Detroit is in serious trouble financially.

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

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. Analyzing Public Comments in the Detroit Free Press Online The pre-vote public commentary in the Detroit Free Press about the millage is like any online newspaper commentary: polarizing, extreme, and highly varied in tone and reasonableness. As one Detroit Free Press commenter wrote: "You are not getting it.

Getting Forward to Normal: A Bump in the Road for Monthly Giving

NonProfit PRO

For the past decade, only two things were certain every year: The Detroit Lions (my wife's favorite team) were not going to win a playoff game and digital monthly giving was going to increase by more than digital one-time giving.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


National LGBTQ Task Force / Detroit, MI / $500. The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Creating Change Conference convenes in Detroit, Michigan January 23-27, 2019. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic.

4 Ways to Increase Intra-Organization Equity in Nonprofit Tech

Saleforce Nonprofit

During the Week of Learning in October 2021, Jessica Hauser, executive director at DBG Detroit , and Makeda Keegan, president of Amplify , came together to discuss equity within nonprofit organizations and the role that technology plays in organizational dynamics.

Weekly update from PND


Miami, Detroit, the New York City metro/New Jersey area, the San Francisco Bay Area, Philadelphia, and Boston. A weekly update with the latest social sector news. Lewis Prize for Music announces 2022 music education grants. January 13, 2022.

A Social Change Army is Amassing

Social Velocity

Maybe there is an environmental activist working in Antarctica, a teacher creating inspiration in a corner of Detroit, a Russian diplomat attempting to redirect Putin’s insanity, or an artist in Boston bringing joy to her neighborhood. I love to imagine things that I want to come true.

Eight tips for funders to help grantseekers navigate your website?


For example, “grants are currently being offered to nonprofits in Detroit, Michigan in the areas of health, education, family services, sports, and community improvement”. .

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Funding And Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Youth Programs


They believe that by “placing children at the center of this movement, their well-being becomes the focus of their collective work, and with it comes higher achieving students, highly-engaged young people, and a brighter future for Detroit.” Areas served: Detroit/Michigan.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act , a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. In my workshop in Detroit, I had several people with physical disabilities. Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act, a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. The workshop was focused on personal resilience and self-care based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and was part of series of workshops on resilience.

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Education


By placing children at the center of this movement, their well-being becomes the focus of their collective work, and with it comes higher achieving students, highly engaged young people, and a brighter future for Detroit. Areas served: Detroit/Michigan.

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Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and Ire -

AFP Blog

Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and Ire - "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

3 Strategies for Effective Nonprofit E-Learning

The Nerdy NonProfit

She currently serves on the board of ATD Detroit. By Guest Contributor, Amy Morrisey , Artisan E-Learning. Many nonprofits are interested in using e-learning to train staff members and volunteers. It can reach a larger number of people in a shorter amount of time than in-person training.

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. As traffic continues to grow , new tools and functionality are added almost daily. Google+ is definitely a work in progress.

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How Game On Cancer Cracked the Code on Engaging Physicians and Cancer Survivors

Connection Cafe

In partnership with the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Pistons, Game On Cancer is a year-round campaign that has successfully raised over $5 million in 5 years – 100% of which has been dedicated to that mission. .

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture


Paul, Detroit, Akron, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Macon, Miami. Similar to the list I shared for nonprofits focusing on education , arts and culture tends to be a very popular issue area for American foundations.

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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.

Storymakers 2016 Winners

Tech Soup Blog

Our Best Video winner hails from the proud city of Detroit and is the unanimous top choice. Learning to Improvise Can be Life-Changing , from The Detroit Creativity Project , demonstrates the highest level of technical production and takes the audience on a stirring, heartfelt journey into Detroit's schools. The Storymakers 2016 campaign surpassed all of our expectations.

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. Tiffani Bell, one of the co-creators, learned that Detroit was going to shut down water to 100,000 people and wanted to do something.

Member Round Up: Corn Dogs! Interactive Maps!


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.

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture


Paul, Detroit, Akron, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Macon, Miami. Similar to the list I shared for nonprofits focusing on education , arts and culture tends to be a very popular issue area for American foundations.

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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. You can find information about how to apply on the Pollination Project website, follow them on Twitter at @Pollinationproj, and like them on Facebook.

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. So, EPIP provided a self-organizing platforn (a flip chart with a time line sign up.) This let everyone organize into small groups and get to the airport without having to spend a lot of money.

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. News. has the ability to move quickly!

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. For example, Detroit's Planning Department used the app to conduct a survey of commercial land in the city.

Things We Like (May 2015)


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.

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.

Protect Donor Data When Working with Third-Party Vendors

NonProfit Hub

——— Founded in 1987, Phoenix Innovate is Detroit’s only marketing firm guaranteeing results. High-profile data breaches in recent years show just how vulnerable some organizations can be to attacks from outside.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) / Detroit, MI / Price varies. Detroit, Michigan is your dynamic destination for NAYDO 2016, the ideal setting for a discussion on re-imagining cause and community.Celebrate NAYDO's first-ever cross border collaboration with conference co-hosts, YMCAs of Michigan and YMCA of Western Ontario Canada, and experience a fusion of culture, cause and innovative storytelling. Points of Light / Detroit, MI / $400.

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."

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Introducing the 2021 Classy Awards Leadership Council


Runs the Whole Foods Market Let’s Talk About Food Nutrition and Culinary Education Center in Detroit .

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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. You run a regional museum. It's been struggling financially for years. Now, you have a new vision--co-created with trustees and community leaders--for a path forward.

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. If you're an amazing photographer, then in many cases your work will speak for itself. Or perhaps it will create mystery or a question in the viewer's mind, such as, "What's really going on here?"

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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). It's that time of year when inboxes fill up with digital thank you's, happy holidays, and end-of-year solicitations.

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. Sometimes the best way to get started with a new tool is to have a guide sitting next to you giving directions. That's why TechSoup supports a global network of tech trainers called NetSquared. Each month, more than 70 groups hold free events in 24 countries.

How Nonprofit Staff Training Is Evolving Due to COVID-19

Top Nonprofits

She currently serves on the board of ATD Detroit. In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every area of our lives. The topics we’re discussing, the ways in which we’re discussing them, who we can connect with— it’s all viewed through a pandemic-era lens.

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.

Tips for Taking a Tech-Fueled Approach to Nonprofit Training

DNL OmniMedia

She currently serves on the board of ATD Detroit. Guest post blog submitted by: Artisan E-Learning, a nonprofit e-learning consultant. What do your nonprofit training efforts look like right now?

Summer Conference Roundup (June - August 2012)


Association of Alternative Newsmedia Convention Detroit, MI. ? Summer conferencing.happened so fast ? ? Summer conferencing.had me a blast ?. Our nonprofit events calendar for the summer season is heating up, and we're once again sharing our busy schedule for you to evaluate and decide which ones you'll want to attend in the coming months.

Martin Luther King Day 2015


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. His well crafted aspirations remind us of the positive and amazing progress this nation can take on, even when we seem bent towards argument.