Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On The Environment And Conservation Efforts

Kindful

Today’s funder list focuses on nonprofits supporting the environment and conservation efforts. Funding Priority: The Environment and Conservation Efforts. The New England Grassroots Environment Fund. The New England Grassroots Environment Fund.

Cell Phone Literacy Ideas in China

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Having the chance to talk to an expert like Jenny helped me understand the development environment, which cell phone capabilities are widespread in China as well as practical differences in the issues that would be facing us in a country like China. I just had a great meeting with Jenny Zhao where we talked about the cell phone industry in China. Jenny manages the China operations for a global cell phone technology company.

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Benetech Truth #1: Social Change Through Technology

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our work to date repeatedly demonstrates bridging this market failure gap: Our Literacy team has reinvented the traditional library for the blind, reducing the cost of producing an accessible book by a factor of 100 and ending the book famine that people who are blind or print disabled have faced for years. Beneforge social entrepreneurs Benetech a11y social enterprise Benetech Truths Bookshare socent accessibility human rights environment lucre literacy

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Research Friday: Financial literacy: understanding money for today’s activities and tomorrow’s security

ASU Lodestar Center

1 This study, Financial Literacy and Knowledge in the Nonprofit Sector (PDF) , "engaged a random sample of primarily human service nonprofits, as well as health, civic, environmental, arts, and education nonprofits." The report is divided into five areas of study: I) financial knowledge and literacy, II) indicators for programmatic and financial decision-making, III) the board role & governance, IV) controls and procedures for financial management, and, v) some closing thoughts.

Building A Nonprofit Board That Understands Financial Stewardship

Kindful

But some general knowledge about financial literacy will bode well. Take advantage of National Literacy Month. Simply getting new members to understand how to read a finance statement is another first step to financial literacy for board members.

2021 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

5: World Environment Day — #WorldEnvironmentDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising and social media awareness campaigns.

22 Statistics About #GivingTuesday Donors Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Environment and conservation – 7%. Education and literacy – 5%. #GivingTuesday 2020 is December 1 and below are important data about GivingTuesday donors to help your nonprofit create a successful campaign.

2019 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

5: World Environment Day — #WorldEnvironmentDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days can inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively.

5 Things That Nonprofits Wish They Knew Three Months Ago

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Follow these tips to connect with donors and gain the confidence to fundraise in today’s environment. You have to re-create your fundraising plan and adjust it to our new reality and environment. How can you get an ROI in the digital literacy skills we are all developing?”.

Mark Your Calendars! 2015 Cause Awareness Days

Nonprofit Tech for Good

5: World Environment Day — #WorldEnvironmentDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. Social network communities are highly responsive to giving and promoting your nonprofit on cause awareness days provided that your nonprofit prepares at least one month in advance.

2017 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

5: World Environment Day — #WorldEnvironmentDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to craft and launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days often inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively.

2021 Funding & Grant Resources For Women’s Empowerment Organizations

Kindful

Its mission is to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California by increasing access to health care, quality education, good jobs, healthy environments, and safe neighborhoods.

10X: CEO’s Update: Spring 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Technology currently serves privileged groups through tools that provide access to education, literacy, health, and justice. Highlights of this Update: Human Rights Global Literacy Benetech Labs and Board of Directors Human Rights In the age of hyper-surveillance, it is clear that at-risk human rights defenders are no longer the only ones who need the know-how to protect sensitive information. 10X: ten times the impact. That’s what’s been on my mind lately.

Opposing Salesforce.com attempt to TM "Social Enterprise"

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The great majority of social enterprises are nonprofit organizations dedicated to the social good through employing disadvantaged people, educating students, improving the environment, advancing health care, respect for human rights and so many other beneficial activities. I've been working closely with Kevin Lynch, the CEO of the Social Enterprise Alliance, on countering the efforts of Salesforce.com to attempt to trademark the name of our entire field, Social Enterprise.

Time & expense best practices for nonprofits looking to thrive in 2021

NTEN

In this environment, nonprofits can optimize their approach to time and expense management to maximize efficiency, enhance transparency, and demonstrate value at every level. Professionalism in financial literacy & intentionality.

2016 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

5: World Environment Day — #WorldEnvironmentDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful for online fundraising. The real-time, in the moment nature of social media increases the likelihood that donors will be inspired to give to your nonprofit on cause awareness and giving days provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote them effectively.

Fundraising 101: Understand the Basics of Fundraising so You Can Fund Your Dream

Get Fully Funded

If your ideal donors care about the environment, focus on nature-oriented festivals. If your organization promotes literacy, partner with a bookstore. Here’s the first lesson of Fundraising 101: fundraising is not about begging. .

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The Case for Copyright Exceptions and Fair Use

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The tools we develop for that purpose span a range of fields—from human rights , to global literacy , to the environment —but no matter what area we work in, we depend on an IP system that’s friendly to technological advances and to positive social impact. We called this idea Bookshare , which is now Benetech’s largest Global Literacy initiative.

Employee Recruitment and Retention: 4 Engagement Tips

Web Courseworks Associations

As you explore the different learning experience platforms available, make sure to look for these features: An intuitive interface so that any one of your employees, no matter their digital literacy, can use it easily.

10 Things I Learned About You

Have Fun - Do Good

Environment 23.3% Education and Literacy 23.3% word cloud of how you have fun (: A big thanks to everyone who completed the 10-question Have Fun • Do Good Reader Survey while I was on my blogging sabbatical. Below are 10 things I learned about you: 1. Where you live: U.S. Northeas t 23.3% West 23.3% Southwest 13.3% Southeast 10% U.S. Midwest 10% Europe 10% Australia 6.6% New Zealand 6.6% Canada 3.3% How old you are: 35-44 30% 45-54 26.7% 26-3 4 23.3% 5 5-64 16.7% 65+ 3.3%

Patrick Ball is our New CTO!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It's essential that Benetech's public face be more than just me, and I'm excited about having someone as dynamic and smart as Patrick spreading the word about values in technology development in general, and Benetech's mission in literacy, the environment, landmine removal and human rights in specific. Benetech is all about applying values in the development of technology.

My Benetech

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Some folks are passionate about literacy and helping people with disabilities, others about human rights, and still others about the environment. We just launched a major stakeholder communication initiative, at My Benetech. We've partnered with the folks from Papilia to provide user-customization of the information they receive from us. It's a place on our website where our users and supporters can sign up for the information they want.

How Leaders Achieve Balance

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Leaders who find new ways to communicate organizational goals and invest in building their colleagues through learning will have established an environment where trust can flourish.

We're hiring!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Working for Benetech is a rare opportunity for people in the Silicon Valley to apply their technical, managerial, professional and administrative talents to directly advancing the causes of literacy, human rights, the environment and the prevention of suffering (i.e., We're hiring! Benetech is in growth mode, and we're hiring for three positions right now.

Benetech Truths

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our work has significant impact on users, partners, and the fields of social enterprise, human rights, disability and the environment. While respecting individual privacy and our other values, we foster a collaborative work environment through open communication. Benetech’s partnerships in literacy, human rights and environmental conservation are matching the creativity of the high-tech sector with the efforts of grassroots leaders around the world.

2018 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Troy Hunt

5: World Environment Day — #WorldEnvironmentDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days can inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively.

Hosting Harkin at the Hub

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Share these ideas during a vibrant conversation with the number one champion in the Senate for people with disabilities, and you can count on a disability rights advocate who is prepared to mobilize support and resources to promote policies that will create an employment environment in which these cool innovations remain inspirational but become unremarkable.

How To Discover Balance As A Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Leaders who find new ways to communicate organizational goals and invest in building their colleagues through learning will have established an environment where trust can flourish.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

Organizations like Room to Read , the Poetry Foundation , and Books in Homes USA work to promote literacy and the significance of literary works in our society - support their work today, bookworms! At just 10 years old, Bouler, moved by the scenes of destruction following the Gulf Coast oil spill, channeled her love of art and the environment to bring attention to the environmental crisis. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Highlights of this Letter: * The MacA (!) * Recruiting technical talent * Selected Project Updates o Route 66 Literacy demosite launches o Bookshare.org is going international o Guatemalan secret police archives The MacA Getting an award like the MacArthur Fellowship is pretty humbling, especially one that embodies the built-in challenge that justifies the confidence shown by the awards panel. Here's my latest President's Update. Benetech's momentum continues with some fantastic news.

President's Update: Summer 2008

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Here are the highlights of this update: Bookshare.org for Education awarded $32 million over five years Miradi, our new project management software for the environment Human rights: the International Criminal Court, Colombia, Liberia and Darfur Recruiting: Betsy Burgess joins as our first Director of Marketing Landmine Detector Project on ice, Route 66 Literacy revived Bookshare.org for Education awarded $32 million The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S.

Benetech: President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Literacy, human rights and the environment are critically important to the future of humanity. Benetech President's Update Winter 2011 I’m pleased to provide you you a detailed update on Benetech for the first time in two years. Last summer I talked about our great summer interns and fellows and early this year, I sent a copy of our 20th Anniversary Report that talked about our entire history.

The Story in the Numbers

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Those who envision what could be possible by having Benetech apply innovative technology to the areas of Literacy, Human Rights, and the Environment, and who enable us to explore new opportunities for creating social good.

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Make Your Nonprofit Board Meetings Magical

BoardAssist

An environment of trust, transparency, respect…and humor. Ideas include financial literacy training, fundraising discussions, or a presentation about a political or economic issue that affects your organization. No one likes a dull board meeting, or a long one, or one that doesn’t start on time. And, board meetings that are unfocused or that are dominated by one person can really take a toll on board morale.

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Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Beth Kanter

The most recent Pew Internet Project Internet and technology use studies show how immersed teens and young adults are in the online environment and how tied they are to the mobile and social sides of it. The ability to search effectively for information online and to be able to discern the quality and veracity of the information one finds and then communicate these findings well (referred to as digital literacy).

Human Rights Trainings in Nigeria

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The MacArthur Foundation provided key support for the project by not only financing our work, but also funding computer literacy training for NHRC staff. In order to ensure that that our partners could use Martus, we strategized with them about how they will overcome the problems present in their specific environment.

The Windows 8 Apps for Good Contest Is Live!

Tech Soup Blog

" Some examples of social issues that you may want to explore include clean water, literacy, food security, and the environment. ke a look around you. We all know smart people. Now imagine if you could harness the talent, skill, vision, and drive of all the smart people you know to create massive change for good. That's what we're talking about. We're talking about coming together to create and ideate for a better future using apps. Will you rise to the challenge?

Seven Ways Your Organization can Put Privacy Into Practice – and Why

Beth Kanter

We have to create an environment of trust around the information we collect and be crystal clear about where it’s going. From restricting wireless access points to encrypting data on your organization’s portable laptops, keeping a secure environment is an integral part of preventing data leakage and upholding your constituents’ trust. We guide parents through raising kids in this digital age, and provide digital literacy curriculum to educators at no cost.

Research Friday: How to Measure Your Organization's True Impact

ASU Lodestar Center

To do this, it looks at the organization's impact on a number of stakeholder groups, such as employees, volunteers, customers/clients, society-at-large, and the environment. Here is an example of the impact of showing the economic value added of volunteer contributions in a large nonprofit literacy organization based in Canada. posted by. Laurie Mook, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. ASU School of Community. Resources and Development. Welcome to Research Friday !

10 Future Work Skills to Teach Your Members

WBT Systems

Sense-making is the ability to understand what’s going on in a changing, complex environment. 9 – New Media Literacy. Is your association helping members develop the work skills they need for the future? Associations have traditionally offered education on the competencies members need to excel in their industry or profession.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

Problems were that many survivors had no internet access, let alone electrical power, let alone computers or even computer literacy. At this point, social media is changing and growing as much as our environment both physically and politically – the options are so numerous they can be a real cost. Today I’m in San Antonio, Texas, for the American College of Preventive Medicine annual conference.

Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

Tech Soup Blog

In its effort to help local people to meet local needs, LIN aims to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic environment and strengthen the communities. Although Vietnam is regarded as a developing country, it has a literacy rate of 94 percent. We proudly welcome NGO partners Vietnet-ICT and the Lin Centre in Vietnam, as well as ASEAN Foundation , Kopernik Marketplace , and YCAB Foundation in Indonesia to the TechSoup Global family.

Associated Recreation Council of Seattle: Windows MultiPoint Server Case Study

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup and Interconnection , one of our Refurbished Computer Initiative partners, teamed up to supply a group of nonprofits and libraries with everything they would need to set up a MultiPoint Server lab in their environment. It will also be used for digital literacy classes, and perhaps for ESL classes. Young Pham recommends MultiPoint Server for use in any other public access environments. Windows MultiPoint Server. is a thin client or shared resource computing.