Happy Tweetsgiving: Nonprofit taps Twitter for fundraising - OrlandoSentinel.com

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Happy Tweetsgiving: Nonprofit taps Twitter for fundraising - OrlandoSentinel.com: "The Twitter message started simple enough two years ago: What are you thankful for? But it also included a link to a website that told the story of Mama Lucy Kamptoni, a woman building a school in the African nation of Tanzania. Happy Tweetsgiving!But The site allowed readers to donate money

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On mothers day 2010 they set out to raise money for Mama Lucy - a change maker who’s dedicated her life to helping kids in Arusha, Tanzania. We can learn some things from this online fundraising project The folks at Epic Change continue to do great things using the web as their medium.

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Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season. Chicago, Illinois: It's Never Too Late: How Your CRM Can Save End-of-Year Fundraising. Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing. Morogoro, Tanzania: Role of ICT for Farm Management. fundraising event

TweetsGiving: Show Your Gratitude With Epic Change

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People donate to a shared cause in honor of that for which they are most grateful Funds raised will go to support the work of Mama Lucy Kampton ( @MamaLucy ), a ChangeMaker who has transformed her community in Arusha, Tanzania through her school Shepherd’s Junior.

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Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009

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So for this post, I'd like to share 5 fundraising trends that we saw emerging in 2009 related to fundraising and social media and that will most definitely continue to have impact in 2010. As we march into 2010, might we see the invention of Real Time Web fundraising events?

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Stacey Monk talks Epic Change, Tweetsgiving and more …


If you’ve ever wondered how to do fundraising using social media as a core part of your nonprofits online strategy I suggest you check out what Stacy Monk of Epic Change has to say. Make sure to watch the brief video to see how EpicChange has impacted the lives of many children in Arusha, Tanzania using tools like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to raise money, connect people with a cause and tell their story

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

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Avi is just back from Tanzania where he and other Epic Change team members were working with the students in the classroom built with last year’s TweetsGiving proceeds. Tags: events interview africa epic change fundraising philanthropy tweetsgiving twitter

Watch me cut off all my hair for #EpicThanks (video)

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The goal this week is to build more classrooms for Shepherd Middle School in Tanzania. Cause Marketing epic change fundraising videoThis week is EpicThanks where the entire internet will explode with gratitude.

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Built around Thanksgiving, the idea was for Twitterers to tweet (post) something they are grateful for, and at the same time post a link to Tweetsgiving where a donation could be made to build a classroom in Tanzania. Tweetsgiving was one of the first Twitter campaigns designed to raise money.

Can love change the world? I hope so!

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Her students consistently score at the top of over 120 schools in the Arusha district of Tanzania. campaigns fundraising campaign epic change family love mothers day online fundraisingI have talked many times before about the way we as nonprofit organizations and changemakers set our goals. (If If we focus our work on feeding the hungry, for example, do we actually create a system in which we rely on people needing our services?

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Guest Post by Chad Norman: Power to Your Peeps! Why Real-time Fundraising with Twitter Works

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It's all of those things, but it's also something else: a real-time fundraising tool! Last November, Tweetsgiving used Twitter to raise over $10,000 in 48 hours for a school in Tanzania. These examples show just some of the ways Twitter can enable real-time fundraising.

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Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

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We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our free events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community. Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing. Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing.

Kids and Kickstarter: The Rise of PhilanthroKids and Kid Crowdfunding!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

billion in 2013 and nonprofit fundraisers using crowdfunding platforms and techniques continues to explode (according to this infographic from Craig Newmark). She also takes the time to educate others about the disease and how to host a successful fundraiser. Fundraising

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

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Baltimore, Maryland: Fundraising Tech 101 and Tech Help/Consultations. Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing. Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing. Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing. Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing.

TweetsGiving 2009: What Nonprofit Tech Are You Thankful For?

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Tweetsgiving is using micro-blogging tool Twitter to raise money for a classroom in Tanzania. Tags: Fundraising Online Fundraising Online Fundraising Running Your Organization Social Networking Using the Web and Internet Last year, Elliot penned a post about TweetsGiving.

Six Ways to Influence Donors with Brain Science

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Here are six ways brain science can increase fundraising results, get more volunteers, and change behaviors: 1. During their Epic Thanks campaign, they showed what the achievement of each campaign milestone would provide for a middle school in Tanzania.

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Show Your Mama Some Love (or Facebook Like)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Epic Change has launched a clever social media infused fundraiser for Mother's Day, called To Mama With Love. The fundraiser's goal to is to raise money for one amazing Mama who dreams of building a home for children in her village in Africa.

Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

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Their Tweetsgiving campaigns were fundraisers benefiting Mama Lucy’s school in Tanzania and connected the students to their supporters through Twitter.

Happy Thanksgiving: Check out #Goodspotting and EpicThanks

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Stacey is one who launched the first social media infused gratitude campaign during Thanksgiving back in 2008,successfully raising money for a school project Tanzania. FundraisingHappy Thanksgiving!

Social Media: A Bubble About to Burst


The inspiring Tweetsgiving , developed by Epic Change , raised over $60K over the last three Thanksgiving holidays to build schools in Tanzania. Online Fundraising Online Marketing Online Organizing Social Networking TrendsAre your nonprofit staffers addicted to social media? Do they feel that one day Twitter and Facebook are going to bring in the big bucks and build a huge base of activists that will come to your organization’s rescue when you need their help the most?

Show Your Mama Some Love

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Show some love in the next fews at To Mama With Love , a creative social fundraiser that leverages the emotional connection we feel with our own mothers or our own pride of being a mom.

Tweetsgiving 2009: A Celebration of Gratitude

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Last year, Tweetsgiving raised $10,000 to build a classroom in Tanzania. Tags: Video fundraising youtube storytelling social media web 2.0 This year, See3 is playing an active role in Tweetsgiving 2009 , a global celebration that seeks to change the world through the power of gratitude. But as the story behind Tweetsgiving demonstrates, the real focus is not to raise money but to share gratitude all across the web.

Using Virtual Reality to Showcase Nonprofit Impact

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From this moment on, I truly felt an emotional connection to the foundation's work in Kenya and Tanzania and appreciated the reality of these everyday problems that are so often looked over in favor of more dramatic conflict. audioandvideo fundraising

Happy Tweetsgiving!

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This year they hope to spread gratitude further and raise enough to help build an additional classroom, orphanage/boarding facility, cafeteria and library at Epic Change’s partner school in Tanzania, and to finding and funding future Epic Fellows like the school’s founder, Mama Lucy.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

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Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Tanzania]([link] in Tanga, Tanzania * [501 Tech Club Austin]([link] in Austin, TX * [Nonprofit Neighbors Tech Club]([link] in Kansas City, MO --> Upcoming Events. (Please visit the site to view this video).

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Instead of fundraising separately, activating communities separately, connecting with legislators separately, the organizations recognized a unique opportunity they had to come together. What about a fundraising tool?

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NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

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NetSquared Tanzania in Tanga, Tanzania. Denver, Colorado: What you Should Know About Online Fundraising. Victoria, British Columbia: Cultivate Prospects and Build Lasting Relationships — A Net2Vic Fundraising Panel.

Nonprofit Technology News for September 2013

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The service has 17 million users and is transforming the way wealth is distributed in poor countries, which now include Tanzania, India, and Afghanistan as well as Kenya. Fundraising. Fundraising social media nptech Mobile tssocialmedia tsfundraising tsmobiletechnology NPTech news

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Five Ways Social Media is Helping to Build Social Justice Movements


While it's true that social media is not a silver bullet for major list growth or mega fundraising yet, it is helping to strengthen social justice movements. A couple of great examples are Twestival which brought together thousands of twitter members all over the world and raised over $250K for Charity:Water and TweetsGiving which raised over $11K last in 48 hours to fund the building of a classroom in Tanzania.

NTEN Members Online Round-Up: Research and Resources to Help Your Organization!


On the Netwits Thinktank, Blackbaud shares 44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars. an SMS-based initiative to promote user-driven media in Tanzania. This week, NTEN members are sharing and discussing interesting research and helpful tips from marketing to Facebook. Get ready to learn something new today with these links! Have more news to share? Drop us a line or include your links in the comments!

Guest Post on Tactical Philanthropy: Causes, MySpace and ideablob

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Two weeks ago , Causes, the application that lets individuals and organizations campaign and fundraise, removed itself and all Causes-related content/data from MySpace. Sean Stannard-Stockton has just posted my guest post on the Tactical Philanthropy blog.

2012 Nonprofit Technology Year in Review

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Social Media Really Does Work for Fundraising. Incorporating Twitter in fundraising campaigns is now increasing results by as many as ten times. This is my inaugural post highlighting nonprofit technology news from around the world.

Twestival: Here Comes Everyone To Raise Money On Twitter for Charity:Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last August, I saw the impact of Twitter's velocity first-hand with a fundraising experiment. Right before Thanksgiving, the TweetsGiving effort helped Epic Change raise over $10,000 in 48 hours to build a classroom in Tanzania seeking $10 donations.

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Twitter As Charitable Giving Spreader: A Meta Analysis

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Last August, I saw the impact of Twitter's velocity first-hand with a fundraising experiment. Let's take a look at the brief history of fundraising on Twitter and lessons learned. This was the first time I observed the use of "retweeting" a fundraising message.

Women Helping Women: My First Giving Circle

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They offer $100-$150 start-up grants to businesses in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The thing that is so intriguing about Kiva is that the people featured on their website are real people who need a microloan and because Kiva has low overhead and does fundraising offline, every dollar you loan to that person goes to their business, and you get your money back. Last night I went to my first giving circle using the Dining for Women model, and it was pretty inspiring.

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Best Internet Marketing for a Cause 2006

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When Oxfam contacted Rowse they said that Blogging for Chickens was, "one of the more interesting fundraisers that they’ve seen." What makes us write a donation check, spread the word about a campaign, or show up for a meeting or protest? What makes us want to act for social change?

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Let’s start with fundraising. She put together a fundraising campaign called Tweetsgiving and invited people who are active on Twitter to state what they are thankful for in 140 characters or less, and to back that expression of gratitude with a donation of $10 to EpicChange.

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Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The site encourages people to donate $10 or more to help support seven different research projects in Tanzania, such as developing plants like lemongrass to repel mosquitoes. But Hadfield sees MalariaEngage.org as more than a fundraising tool.