Changing lives through financial empowerment

ASU Lodestar Center

There are no courses in our public school systems that teach students how to use a. posted by. Kristen Coco , Program Developer. In 2012, 25 percent of Americans had more credit card debt than they had in their emergency savings. With consumer spending fueling 70% of our nation’s economic growth, the need to consume commercial products has forever been a staple in American culture. As a society, we are constantly being bombarded with advertisements, all pulling us to spend money.

Turning Engagement into Empowerment

Connection Cafe

Joshua is a public relations professional, political technologist, social media nerd, amateur public policy wonk, Eagle Scout, bleeding. He has also worked on several political campaigns and in Public Affairs. Beyond the political realities, we were facing a voting public that was better than ever before at filtering out messages they don’t want to receive. Author: Guest Blogger. The following post is by Joshua Gee.


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Nonprofit Public Relations For Beginners: How To Gain More Attention In Less Time


Huge organizations have huge teams and designated employees just for nonprofit public relations and outreach, media connections, and communications. When thinking about how to approach your nonprofit public relations angle, consider the following: P itch + Spokes- P erson + P latform.

The ongoing revolution in philanthropy: An open-ended reading list

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

It is really inspiring to see philanthropic and nonprofit professional engaging in public conversations about these challenges, and even more inspiring to see them taking action to create positive changes.

Constituent Empowerment, as old as Lady Liberty

Connection Cafe

While touring the island, listening to my pleasant audio guide chattering away on my headphones, I learned of a constituent empowerment campaign from long ago. Pulitzer’s tactics were not exactly the same as what I call constituent empowerment but it is pretty close. Author: James Young. Recently, I was in New York City for a mini vacation with my family, seeing all of the tourist traps with my kids, who had never been to the big apple.

NetCentric Advocacy: Protection and Empowerment: Themes that work

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Connectivity is Productivity: | Main | The end game of networks » August 16, 2007 Protection and Empowerment: Themes that work Rockridge has been working hard on cooking the overall frames and themes that can tie the community together. Progressive government has two aspects: protection and empowerment. No one makes any money in this country without the progressive empowerment by government.

'Thanks to Public Allies, I am Now, and Forever, an Agent of Impact'

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Emma Mones Class 12 Public Ally. Therefore, I took a leap of faith, took “the road less traveled,” and applied for Public Allies Arizona. I’ve had the chance to exercise my public speaking skills, increase my professionalism, and—most importantly—inspire others to do something great. Thanks to Public Allies, I am now, and forever, an agent of impact. Emma Mones was part of Public Allies' Class 12.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Read More » Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input Joe Pringle in Influence 4 Jun 2010 I was invited to present last week at the University of Marylands Human Computer Interaction Labs workshop on Government and Social Media.

Digital Platforms for Greater Impact: Examples for Foundations

Forum One

Images of Empowerment. To address this need, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, in partnership with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Getty Images, created Images of Empowerment. Images of Empowerment was created in 2015 and was extended in 2018.

Funding And Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Youth Programs


Many foundations focus much of their philanthropy work on youth empowerment—and for good reason. For nonprofits whose target audience is primarily underserved youth, the task of finding funding shouldn’t be difficult.

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Struggling to get people to donate online?

Top Nonprofits

Amanda believes in collaboration, empowerment, trust and wicked-good customer service. This live, virtual session is perfect for nonprofit professionals who want to level-up their fundraising strategy and improve their organization’s online presence.

How You Can Help Haiti Relief Efforts


Global Empowerment Mission has already deployed one ship full of supplies to Haiti and is continuing to raise funds to aid in their distribution efforts. Global Impact acts as an advisor, intermediary, and implementing partner across the private, nonprofit, and public sectors.

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Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today


Lambda Legal Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. LPLP is a subsidiary of the Romero Institute, a nonprofit public law and policy center focused on dismantling structural sources of injustice and creating positive solutions.

Human Rights and the Duty to Protect Sensitive Data

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The summer of Snowden and revelations about the NSA have brought the public and private debate about digital privacy into the mainstream. In his January 17, 2014 speech on NSA reforms , President Obama stated: "As the nation that developed the Internet, the world expects us to ensure that the digital revolution works as a tool for individual empowerment, not government control." Co-authored with Enrique Piracés, Benetech VP, Human Rights.

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Survey-Backed Insights to Keep Your Nonprofit Ahead of Changing Workplace Trends

Saleforce Nonprofit

A recent Harvard Business Review article on this topic says that “empowerment, engagement, and planning are critical. The pandemic initiated a massive worldwide shift in how and where work gets done, and nonprofit organizations were not spared.

Thank You, Gerardo!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

He oversaw the development of numerous products and services that allow us to drive social empowerment through technology across all our programs. Gerardo has publically shared many of his presentations on these and other topics, which are available via SlideShare. The Benetech team has just bid goodbye to VP of Engineering Gerardo Capiel, who is moving on to his next adventure.

What A Pandemic Teaches Us About Innovation and Corporate Giving

Givinga Blog

We helped LIVELY formulate a list of 10 charities that promote social justice through a variety of areas including legal, advocacy and women’s empowerment. A look back at 2020 shows that unprecedented challenges often lead to unexpected opportunity.

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Guest Post: Stories of Volunteer Managers, Technology, and the Pandemic

Twenty Hats

The [public] transit didn’t go there.”. She returned to the United States in 2017 to serve as the to serve as the AmeriCorps VISTA Leader for the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Refugee Women’s Empowerment Coordinator at Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest.

Goodwill is Leading Efforts to Help Get 1 Million People Employed Post-Pandemic

Saleforce Nonprofit

Since starting in February, she’s already off to a quick start leading a brand transformation aimed at expanding public understanding of Goodwill’s dynamic mission. We’re in the business of self-empowerment and helping people find that through employment.

Cause Camp 2021 Speaker Line-Up

NonProfit Hub

Her experience includes 8+ years of Marketing, Communication, and Program Management for organizations working on issues such as poverty, financial literacy, voter engagement, health research, and the public arts. It’s that time of year again, Cause Camp 2021 is just around the corner!

What Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About Machine Learning

Global Giving

Similarly, Benefits Data Trust analyzed data from callers looking to enroll in public food assistance benefits in Philadelphia and created a machine learning model to predict which benefits might be most helpful.

On the Future of Braille: Thoughts by Radical Braille Advocates

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

of legally blind children in public and residential schools used braille as their primary reading medium. Community concerns have grown so strong that on June 19, the first day of the Braille Summit, the Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services issued new guidance to States and public agencies to reaffirm the importance of braille instruction and to clarify the circumstances and evaluation requirements under the law.

Great reads from around the web on September 13th

Amy Sample Ward

Like a farmer who invests love and labor day after day watching her/his fields slowly yield beautiful fruits and vegetables, community developers must tend to their community and build relationships through thoughtful interactions, valuable content, and empowerment methods. Here are 4 recent (and very public) examples of changes that caused the respective communities to lash out." I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Strengthening program evaluation in your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

As nonprofits attempt to tackle some of our communities' most difficult problems; funders, government agencies and the general public are actively calling for accountability, transparency and proof that a program is producing change. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

When a friend starts a campaign, supports or fundraises for an organization or cause publicly on a social networking platform, they broadcast that action and encourage their friends to do the same. Yes you can claim that anyone has the power to blog, but that’s really only the people who have access to the tools and the time and the empowerment. How do we, as public thinkers about this “stuff,&# help guide organizations in navigating these questions and others?

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

When a friend starts a campaign, supports or fundraises for an organization or cause publicly on a social networking platform, they broadcast that action and encourage their friends to do the same. Yes you can claim that anyone has the power to blog, but that’s really only the people who have access to the tools and the time and the empowerment. How do we, as public thinkers about this “stuff,&# help guide organizations in navigating these questions and others?

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7-8am: Mercy Housing Northwest 8-9am: Seattle Education Access 9-10am: Gilda's Club Seattle 10-11am: Washington Trails Association 11am-12pm: First Place 12-1pm: Food Lifeline 1-2pm: A Contemporary Theatre 2-3pm: Pacifica Choirs 3-4pm: Northaven Foundation 4-5pm: Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project 5-6pm: Homestead Community Land Trust 6-7pm: The one $5000 Goldenest of Tickets was given out to the wonderful Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 17 hours, $3.5

Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Literacy and access to knowledge underpins just about every social good, from education, to economic development, to health, to women’s empowerment, democracy and respect for human rights. It creates an opportunity to have public benefit being balanced with business interests. For the content of books, this flexibility is expressed in ideas like public domain, when the copyright owned by the author or publisher ends at some point.

How can nonprofits and funders create mutually agreeable performance measures?

ASU Lodestar Center

This is a cultural shift that involves everyone; nonprofit leaders and staff, board members, volunteers, donors, foundation leaders, members of the public and others. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

Increasing Accessible Publishing Globally

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Under the theme “Achieving Our Vision through Empowerment and Partnerships,” this was the first-ever combined General Assembly of both WBU and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment ( ICEVI ), another world-class organization in the field. True equality of access means the ability to buy ebooks like the general public and to be assured that assistive technology will work with those ebooks.

Teenagers, Space-Makers, and Scaling Up to Change the World

Museum 2.0

While art, history, creativity, and culture are the vehicles for that empowerment, the teens involved spend a lot of their time with activists, civic leaders, and social psychologists. It''s about empowerment and community leadership through art and history. but themed around community issues like "public safety" and "gender representation." I''m completely curious as to whether their peers will actually want to come to a museum on a Friday night about public safety.

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What are advantages to collaboration between nonprofit and for-profit organizations?

ASU Lodestar Center

Since the 1980s, nonprofit, for-profit and public organizations have formed partnerships to produce and distribute various goods and services. Public/private partnerships have flourished since the beginning of the 21st century in countries throughout the world “often as a means for governments to cope with resource scarcity by engaging private organizations,” according to Nonprofit Hub. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

Spotlight on South Africa: Nonprofit Profiles from SANGONeT

Tech Soup Blog

The Media and Training Centre for Health specializes in the design and development of community learning models that promote health and empowerment in marginalized communities. Lawyers for Human Rights is committed to social justice activism and public interest litigation. TechSoup's partner in Africa, SANGONeT , has compiled case studies and profiles of the South African nonprofits and charities they serve.

Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth Kanter

One valuable section of the report is a catalog of common project designs across different sub-areas of the social change sector, including: Crisis Response, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environment, Equality and Inclusion, Health, and Public Sector. AI4Good is a somewhat new field that sits at the intersection of big tech companies and the world’s biggest problems.

14LCS Idea Accelerator Pitches - Onward!


Data, fraud prevention & legal responsibility) Public Digital Media Center - Sarah Francis Public Digital Media Center in a local underserved community. Design solutions for collaboration, empowerment, global views, and self awareness. [Photo credit: Idea Accelerator contestants high five after practicing their pitches at the Microsoft evening reception, Sept.

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Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The overall message should be one of empowerment, not control and restriction. Share only content that is meant for public consumption. Don’t discuss programs or campaigns that have not yet been officially launched to the public. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of the newly released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. Though most nonprofits in the United States, Canada and the U.K.

How can nonprofits effectively recruit and retain high-performing employees?

ASU Lodestar Center

According to recent findings, nonprofit organizations can capitalize on training, building a culture of empowerment and recognition programs in order to provide incentives to employees. After graduating with her bachelor's degree in Public Relations with a Minor in Political Science from Illinois State University in 2016, Brauer gained experience in the nonprofit sector through working for the American Cancer Society in Chicago, IL. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

How Cross-Sector Collaboration is Helping Fight Youth Unemployment in Boston

Connection Cafe

Over the last ten years, the MLK Scholars Program has brought together partners from across the social, public and private sectors to enact positive change in the Boston community. Boston University provides in-kind space to host professional development forums, EVERFI supplies financial literacy coursework, and Boston’s Center for Teen Empowerment adds expertise in the youth development space. Where does your organization sit in your community?

Collective Lens: Photography for Social Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The project's intent is to educate and inform the public on important issues around the world, and connect individuals to organizations. All of the photos on the site are submitted by the public. Or check out the photos from Kathy Adams who runs Empowerment International and has been sharing photos from Nicaragua and Costa Rica that show the impact of her organization's work Photo by Santino Livoti One face to a problem moves us, millions overwhelm us.

Results Of The Chronicle of Philanthropy 2013 Survey on Corporate Giving

Tech Soup Blog

In the case of Microsoft, their current mission is youth empowerment. Publicity and public recognition around corporate giving is important to companies, but in the case of Microsoft, they like for the charities they support to publicly highlight the impact of their work and also showcase Microsoft’s involvement in addressing important social issues. In other words, the best type of public recognition is that which is in context.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 5 Extraordinary Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

Empowerment, Shelter, and Support. We also participate in the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence's social media campaign to engage the public on conversations about DV." October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). TechSoup is participating by amplifying what other agencies, collaborators, and libraries in our network are doing to raise awareness on this important issue.

Entrepreneurship and Internet Diplomacy in the Muslim and Arab World

Forum One

Following the summit, we attended an Entrepreneurship and Public Diplomacy Luncheon which brought together Muslims and Arabs with officials from the U.S. "One way to energize and sustain this (Arab Empowerment) movement is to effectively leverage influencers online to connect potential partners together and encourage participation," said luncheon guest, Lisa Mabe, Principal of Hewar Social Communications.

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The 45 Social by Social Propositions

Amy Sample Ward

We are sharing them with you now so we can hopefully get your feedback before publication. Empowerment is unconditional. Whatever you say in public, remember you are talking to everyone, all the time, so stay true to your principles. Say thank you in public.

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