Wed.May 02, 2012

Three Reasons Kids Need Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by WhiteAfrican. Note from Beth: By the time you read this post, I’ll be in the air enroute to Rwanda for a training project. As a parent of wired kids, I think teaching digital literacy is very important for parents to do.

Statistics on Women at Work


From the MBA @ UNC Blog : (tip o’ the hat to Joe Gerstandt for the find). Women today are making professional strides at an unprecedented level. Women are starting businesses at 1.5 times the national average, a 20 percent increase over the last decade.

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Bookshare Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary at Google

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Bookshare, Benetech’s pioneering digital library for people with print disabilities, celebrated its 10th birthday last night with a terrific party that was attended by many of our long-time friends and supporters.

27 Ways to Increase Engagement on Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

Network for Good hosted a webinar yesterday where I presented 27 Ways to Increase Engagement on Your Facebook Page. Check out the Slideshare below (which you can also download as a PDF here ) and the recording here. Facebook email marketing engagement facebook page facebook tips fundraising

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Year One as a Museum Director. Survived!

Museum 2.0

Today is my one-year anniversary as the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. A year ago, I put my consultant hat on the shelf and decided to jump into museum management (a sentence I NEVER would have imagined writing five years ago). It’s been a wild and wonderful year—without question, my most challenging and stimulating yet.

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2 Nonprofit Benchmark Reports

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's an overview of the 2012 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report and the 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. Non-profit research

AskIdealware: How Do I Draw On A Computer?


Hand-drawn images can add color and personality to your organization's website, blog and Facebook page, but how can you make them on a computer? In this AskIdealware video, our graphic design intern and resident illustrator Joe Rosshirt explains his process for making illustrations on the computer.

Is Cause Marketing Real Advocacy or Consumer Apathy at its Finest?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Audra Buras , Grants and Outreach Specialist, Program for Torture Victims. In the world of nonprofit sponsorship, it’s no secret that cause marketing has rapidly become the most popular method for nonprofits and businesses to simultaneously make money. A lot of money.

Webinar Recap: Finding Funders for Your Cause

Tech Soup Blog

Did you miss last week's webinar, Toolkit Essentials: Finding Funders for Your Cause ? You can now catch up on this informative webinar on the TechSoup YouTube page. Foundation Center Resources.

Old Family, New Family

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. This week, these words have added significance. Within one week of my five year anniversary at Convio, we will say goodbye to an incredible company as we prepare for an even brighter future ahead. Sara summed it up so well her post yesterday of what an exceptional executive TEAM Gene has put together here at Convio. It has been a pleasure to be a part of something so special.

Nonprofits Make Sure Friends Find Them ‘Pinteresting’ - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

Nonprofits Make Sure Friends Find Them ‘Pinteresting’ - TheNonProfitTimes : Lindsay Nichols admitted that she was just experimenting when she created the Pinterest account for GuideStar, a Washington, D.C.-based based nonprofit that publishes organizational Form 990s and other sector data. NPGuidestar NPPinterest

Lame spam of the day: Amazon cancelation

Robert Weiner

Lame lame lame. This doesn't look remotely like an email from Amazon. And of course it's not for a product I ordered. Would someone really click this? Previous incarnations of this spam have led to a Canadian online pharmacy, and the hyperlinks in this one lead to a site in Canada.

Event: List Growth Strategies for Nonprofits

Beaconfire Wire

“Grow the list.” ” It’s probably the first topic of every strategy meeting at your nonprofit or association unless it’s tumped by “raise more money.” ” Needless to say the two are tightly correlated. Year after year, it’s our job to think creatively about how to engage new constituents so they can become donors or help advance the mission of the organization through simply learning about the mission, becoming advocates or volunteering.