IMPORTANT: Only 5 days left until Give2TheMax Day!!
NOVEMBER 5, 2011
Here are just a few MORE of the nonprofits you can help in this massive one-day regional fundraising effort. We’re hoping to raise millions of dollars for local DC/MD/VA nonprofits – help us get them on the roster
Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community
Tech Soup Blog
JANUARY 3, 2017
TechSoup's NetSquared community is hosting free monthly technology meetups in 74 cities globally, but with more than 39,000 members, it can be hard to get a sense of the community's needs. To be a part of a larger nonprofit community/networking.
Is Your State an Employment First State?
APRIL 11, 2016
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. Here is a list of the states selected in 2016. . District of Columbia.
Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?
Tech Soup Blog
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities. Keep reading for a roundup of upcoming events or search the directory.
The Importance of Nonprofit Workplace Culture: Learning to Move on from Your Mistakes
JUNE 5, 2014
But mistakes are just a part of life. For the fourth article in our nonprofit culture series, we interviewed Eric Angel of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia —DC’s oldest and largest general civil legal services program. We’ve all been there.
VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Department Produces Complete College America’s National STEM Careers Academy
MARCH 13, 2014
We’ve made progress in giving students from all backgrounds access to college – but we haven’t finished the all-important job of helping them achieve a degree. Counting the success of all students is an essential first step.
Top States for Loyal & Wealthy Donors | Nonprofit Trends with.
DECEMBER 14, 2010
All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Top States for Loyal & Wealthy Donors Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 14th, 2010 Blackbaud has a tremendous amount of data about the nonprofit sector. Today we’ll take a look which states have the highest percentage of donors giving five or more years and donors with annual incomes greater than $100,000. That’s the power and importance of benchmarking.
The Human Rights Campaign Uses Text Messages to Engage Its Members and Drive Mobile Fundraising
MAY 14, 2013
The Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group fighting for LGBT civil rights, has been hailing their banner year of political successes through celebratory updates that inform their member base and raise money to push their causes further. Dane Grams of HRC on their Mobile Successes.
Slides: DC's Innovative Data Catalog
OCTOBER 13, 2008
Our Web Executive Seminar last month featured a terrific case study by District of Columbia CTO Vivek Kundra on the DC Data Catalog -- an archive of over 200 data feeds. Under Kundra's leadership, the District is using simple technologies to become, arguably, one of the most transparent metropolitan governments in the nation.
Top States for New Donors & Online Donors | Nonprofit Trends with.
NOVEMBER 23, 2010
All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Top States for New Donors & Online Donors Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 23rd, 2010 Blackbaud has a tremendous amount of data about the nonprofit sector.
16 Million 2-1-1 Calls in 2009
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
From our colleagues at the United Way of America, an update on 2009 Call Volume: 2-1-1 call centers across the country have completed their annual survey of call traffic. This is an increase of 13% in call volume over 2008. More than 40% of the 16,235,348 callers had basic human service needs for housing, utilities, food, clothing, personal and household goods. In the basic needs category 27% of the calls were for housing and utilities and 10% for food and meals.
Nonprofit Strategy Conference Calls from PdF
Tech Soup Blog
NOVEMBER 9, 2010
The Personal Democracy Forum is hosting a series of three conference calls over the next month. Culture Change: How DC's Office of the Chief Technology Officer is Driving Internal Change December 16, 2010 Speaker: Bryan Sivak , Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the District of Columbia.
Win a Trip to the Obama Inauguration with Your Commitment to Change
Have Fun - Do Good
JANUARY 8, 2009
How are the first 8 days of your New Year's resolutions going? Do any of them involve serving your neighborhood, your community, or even your nation? The contest is open to people who reside in one of the 50 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
DC Does Public Information Right
SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
Yesterday, my colleague Chris von Spiegelfeld shared some impressions of our recent event Web Sites Without Walls.
Slides by New OMB e-Gov Head Vivek Kundra
FEBRUARY 5, 2009
Federal News Radio reported today that Vivek Kundra, Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia, has taken a position as new Office of Management and Budget administrator for e-government and information technology: Kundra comes to OMB from the Washington city government where he was chief technology officer. also oversaw the development and implementation of major citywide applications, such as online mapping and real time data feeds from 259 databases.As
Loco for Local: Regional Examples of Open Government
APRIL 2, 2010
I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people interested or involved in local open government projects. Ever since I began hearing about Open 311 , SeeClickFix , FixMyStreet , and other projects with a local focus, I became interested in how the principles of open government would look for municipalities. Unfortunately, these aren’t the types of projects that attract media attention.
6 Governments Who Set Their Data Free
NOVEMBER 17, 2009
And they're doing it in ways that allow people to build web applications on top of the data. communities (and readers of this blog) have heard about the federal government's Data.gov initiative (and the winner of a certain Apps for America competition using these data sets). Here are a few examples: District of Columbia's Data Catalog : The District has opened up 405 data sets across multiple agencies.
Nonprofit Tech Trends from Tech Impact
Tech Soup Blog
MARCH 8, 2013
By using data sets published by the government, they developed an interactive tool that allows child advocates and policymakers to assess health, security, and education opportunities for the most vulnerable in the District of Columbia. Take a look at the power of this information here. While apps are not new, some of the ways that they are being used by nonprofits are. One of the greatest barriers to breaking down the digital divide is bandwidth.
New Intranet for Feeding America | Beaconfire Wire
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
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Shovel-Ready Online Civic Projects #3: Health Care Provider Data Feed
MARCH 23, 2009
This is the third in our series of "shovel-ready" internet projects -- Forum One's take on how to spend the the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)" popularly known as "the stimulus package.". As usual, jargon bounced off the walls: "in-network services," "co-pays, "deductibles," "out-of-pocket," and my favorite, "Pre-existing Condition Exclusion Period.". For starters, I know of no single reliable, comprehensive health care directory.
Mr. Manager, Tear down this wall!
SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
People curious to learn more about these trends packed a room at the National Press Club in Washington on September 16 to discuss the challenges and successes of content syndication. The speakers wasted no time discussing the values and benefits when opening up the flow of information. Some presenters jumped at the chance to defend Jeffersonian principles through the timely release and transparency of public information. NPR also requires users of its API to use a unique key.