Technology Evolves Fundraising, But Charleston Principles Remain Unchanged - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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The attorney general cites the charity for being in violation of The Charleston Principles, a set of guidelines issued in 2001 by the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO), which 39 states and the District of Columbia rely on, to varying degrees, when governing online charitable solicitations.

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Department Produces Complete College America’s National STEM Careers Academy


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. And then we must move with urgency to reinvent American higher education to meet the needs of the new majority of students on our campuses, delicately balancing the jobs they need with the education they desire.”


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Is Your State an Employment First State?

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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. The focus of the EFSLMP is to provide mentorship to "core states" through intensive technical assistance. According to 300 hundred hours of technical assistance is focused on "provider transformation, capacity building, employer engagement, school-to work transitions."

The Human Rights Campaign Uses Text Messages to Engage Its Members and Drive Mobile Fundraising

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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. As different states legalize gay marriage – the most recent, Minnesota, puts the number at twelve, plus the District of Columbia – HRC sends out a triumphant text message to its followers, informing them of this new step toward national marriage equality.

IMPORTANT: Only 5 days left until Give2TheMax Day!!


Here are just a few MORE of the nonprofits you can help in this massive one-day regional fundraising effort. We have an unwavering belief in the positive potential that exists in every child and 90 years of experience, skill and knowledge developing youth and family services that provide lasting, life-changing results.” We’re hoping to raise millions of dollars for local DC/MD/VA nonprofits – help us get them on the roster

Slides: DC's Innovative Data Catalog


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.

DC Does Public Information Right


Yesterday, my colleague Chris von Spiegelfeld shared some impressions of our recent event Web Sites Without Walls.

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Nonprofit Strategy Conference Calls from PdF

Tech Soup Blog

The Personal Democracy Forum is hosting a series of three conference calls over the next month. How to Lead "The Networked Nonprofit" November 11, 2010 Speaker: Allison Fine , Senior Fellow on the Democracy Team at Demos: A Network for Change and Action and co-author of The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change. The topics and speakers for these look very promising.

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16 Million 2-1-1 Calls in 2009


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.

Win a Trip to the Obama Inauguration with Your Commitment to Change

Have Fun - Do Good

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. You could win a trip to the Obama Inauguration by submitting your commitment to change to the Case Foundation's online civic engagement campaign, Change Begins with Me.

Earnest Review


The process of refinancing student loans can be difficult. It may even seem like a tall order trying to trim down the number of loans you have and looking to get the lowest interest rate, and you may end up giving up. Earnest is one of the companies that aims to streamline this refinancing process for college students. Earnest is good for Refinancing: Earnest provides loans of up to $75,000 to borrowers who have got good credit and solid finances.

Slides by New OMB e-Gov Head Vivek Kundra


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


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.

Top States for Loyal & Wealthy Donors | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us 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.

Top States for New Donors & Online Donors | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us 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. Today we’ll take a look which states have the highest percentage of new donors and online donors. This group is comprised of 14 very large nonprofit organizations with data from 2009.

6 Governments Who Set Their Data Free


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 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.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events. But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers. I have the very best job at TechSoup — I get to support our network of nonprofit technology event organizers. This remarkable cohort of 250 community builders are hosting monthly free workshops and networking events in more than 74 cities, and they're doing it entirely as volunteers.

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Hackathons for Good: Techies, Thinkers, and Activists Unite

Tech Soup Blog

When you hear the term "hackathon," you might imagine a group of coders getting together to break into a protected website or engaging in some other shady activity. There are many different types of hackathons: from company hackathons (such as Facebook's All-Night Hackathon ) to government improvement hackathons (like #HackWeTrust. One of the projects, GoodGym , is a group fitness app where participants get fit by doing physical tasks that benefit their communities.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

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. That's why we do an annual survey of our members — because our local volunteers are always striving to figure out how they can help your nonprofit use technology to do more good. To be a part of a larger nonprofit community/networking.

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Nonprofit Tech Trends from Tech Impact

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

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. Here are the top nine cities without a NetSquared group and an estimate of how many potential members are waiting for you on Vancouver, British Columbia: Design for Nondesigners.

Shovel-Ready Online Civic Projects #3: Health Care Provider Data Feed


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!


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.

New Intranet for Feeding America | Beaconfire Wire

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Capital One 360 Reviews and promotions


The banking industry is literally littered with giants that have been at it for hundreds of years. You will remember a few years ago; their fame grew rapidly as a result of their amusing “what’s in your wallet?” Most of Capital One 360’s banking activities are conducted online through their cellphone app. In the beginning, it was a “monoline bank,” which means that it derived most of its revenue from one product. Monthly Service Fee : No fees on any of the accounts.

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