Tue.Apr 10, 2012

Volunteers Give 10x the Dollars

Connection Cafe

Author: Jennifer Darrouzet. “As it happens, a lot of our volunteers are donors,” says Dora Chan. And she should know – she’s what colleagues refer to as the “database whiz” at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Reflections from NTC Plenary Panel on Innovation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Julia Smith. I had the honored of moderating a free wheeling plenary discussion on Day #3 of NTC on “ Innovation and Nonprofits.” ” The panelists included Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Meg Garlinghouse, Greg Balwin, and Brian Reich.

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GiveBIG is May 2! Let's rally.

GroundWire

Aw yeah, it’s GiveBIG time again. The Seattle Foundation’s “GiveBIG” challenge is a really incredible community-wide fundraiser. Last year, about 900 local nonprofits (including Groundwire!) participated and a whopping 18,800 donations were made to regional nonprofits, totaling more than 3.5 million dollars. A “stretch pool” of an additional $500,000 was provided by GiveBIG partners, bringing the total amount raised to more than $4 million.

12NTC: Engaging Youth Using Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

Social media can be a useful (though often overlooked) tool for frontline workers in social service agencies to engage with youth, according to Jason Shim, a Program Facilitator at the Canadian nonprofit, Mosaic Counselling & Family Services.

Using Everyday Technology to Improve Your Services

NTEN

[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the March 2012 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the complete article -- and the rest of the issue -- when you subscribe to the journal for free! ] By Laura S.

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How and Why Causes Gain Momentum Online - Social Good - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

How and Why Causes Gain Momentum Online - Social Good - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : What is it that makes these events spread online and generate support? The common thread is that the organizers found a way to help anyone relate to the cause, says Stephanie Rudat, an online activist and co-founder of Alliance for Youth Movements, a digital advocacy organization

12NTC: Open-Source Mobile Apps for Social Change

Tech Soup Blog

"The mobile tools to solve social problems are already out there." " Or so said Aaron Pava , a strategist at CivicActions in his 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference. session, Open Source Mobile Apps for Social Change.

Project REACH Mobile App Challenge

AFP Blog

Project REACH Mobile App Challenge : Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless (REACH). Join the mobile app challenge to connect those in need to resources in their community

Supporting Teleworkers with the Right Tech for Success

Tech Soup Blog

As part of celebrating Earth Day throughout the month of April, we'll be featuring posts about how to make your nonprofit or library. more environmentally friendly. This post, from Bo Bandy at our donor partner ReadyTalk , originally appeared on their blog. As government agencies continue to document and refine teleworking processes to comply with the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 , managers are trying to identify and implement tools and services that.

How To: Schedule a Broadcast

Mobile Commons

In this How To video, we walk you through how to schedule a new broadcast to your mobile list from the Mobile Commons system. All Posts Blog Collateral FAQs Inspirations Our Products Videos Why Mobile Commons

How Do Nonprofits Use Social Networks?

NTEN

As you may have heard, we released the 2012 Nonprofit Social Benchmarking Report at the NTC last week. The study, done in association with Common Knowledge and Blackbaud, has a lot of great insights into how the nonprofit respondents use social networks. Even better, you can hear directly from the authors this week at a free webinar – and ask them your questions. > > Free for everyone!