Q&A with sgLEADERS: Dwight Dozier, Georgia Tech Foundation

Connection Cafe

Dozier, CIO of the Georgia Tech Foundation. A: Serving in the role as Chief Information Officer at the Georgia Tech Foundation, I would think people envision that I perform many administrative and strategic duties related to leading an important strategic information technology operation and agenda related to all advancement functions for the Georgia Institute of Technology. Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of as CIO of the Georgia Tech Foundation?

Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

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The Blue Hair Technology Group in Johns Creek, Georgia (northeast of Atlanta), is educating senior citizens to use new technologies like tablet computers and Facebook so they can keep in touch. The program now conducts classes in multiple senior centers in central Georgia, replicating that success. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

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Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

The Blue Hair Technology Group in Johns Creek, Georgia (northeast of Atlanta), is educating senior citizens to use new technologies like tablet computers and Facebook so they can keep in touch. The program now conducts classes in multiple senior centers in central Georgia, replicating that success. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

March udpdate

Wild Apricot

In just under 3 weeks our user conference will kick off in Savannah, Georgia, April 7-10. The countdown to PersoniFest 2019 is on! It’s going to be packed with product training, sessions on marketing and growth , and of course cocktail hours, networking

Obama and canvassing technology

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I think this would be a fairly easy project to carry out and test in December for the runoff in Georgia between Saxby Chambless and Jim Martin for the US Senate. Here is a pic of the precinct maps. I canvassed in Virginia for the last weekend through Election Day for Obama. I was and still am in the tank for Obama. And yes, I do plan to be at the Inauguration in DC in January. So anyway, I was really excited to see how microtargeting was working out within the Obama campaign.

Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits

John Haydon

For example, the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia published a horrific story about the abuse of over 400 dogs: They present the problem, and then, of […]. It goes without saying that storytelling is integral to connecting with supporters. In an age of constant distraction, storytelling hooks people in. It gets their attention and drives action.

How To Transform Your Sales Team To Achieve Maximum Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

He holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds two graduate degrees in Psychology from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Georgia State University.

Power 2020 Higher Ed Planning with these bbcon Insights

Connection Cafe

Georgia Tech Foundation , ? Dwight Dozier, chief information officer at Georgia Tech Foundation (GTF) joined Kevin McDearis , chief products officer at Blackbaud , on the bbcon mainstage for a Q&A interview around technology and digital transformation as it relates to the Georgia Tech Foundation’s recently-live CRM solution implementation.? Last month?we?concluded? concluded? bbcon?

The latest Covid-19 Resources for Nonprofits

Blue Fox

Focus On: Leadership, Funding, Positiveness and Re-Engaging Your Organization As some states like our home base of Florida begin to re-open, nonprofit teams are putting their minds together to draw a new map for the future. A map of how to survive, keep a positive mindset and continue to provide critical services in their community.

Last 10 (selected) delicious.com links

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

List of Nonprofit, NPO, NGO Websites Using Drupal » The ENGINE Blog » ENGINE Industries: Atlanta, Georgia Web Design. The reason I post these is because 1) I think they might be helpful resources, and 2) you can get a feeling for what I’m working on, or thinking about (or wishing for.) For instance, the reason there are so many links about Amazon is that we are now beginning a project that uses amazon in earnest, with some others possibly on the way. PolicyTool for Social Media.

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Off to NTC!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be leaving on a jet plane, to Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference. This will be my 7th NTC since 2001 (or, more accurately, my 5th. I went to two Circuit Rider Roundups.). I’m looking forward to it. I’m speaking in two sessions: “ Collaborative Problem Solving for Consultants &# organized by Robert Weiner, and “ Earth to Cloud &# part of the fabulous Tech Track organized by Peter Campbell.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Membership


So for example, if you’re the Georgia Association of Educators, you could target people who live in the state of Georgia and work in public education. This post originally appeared on MC Talks. ——-. There are thousands upon thousands of associations out there, but one thing all associations have in common: They all want to grow!

Elevating Community Impact Through Healthcare Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

In Atlanta, Georgia, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the United Way of Greater Atlanta joined together to expand the philanthropic reach and to more effectively identify the greatest needs within the community.

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The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Georgia. Georgia Articles of Incorporation: $100. Georgia Notice of Incorporation: $40. Georgia Initial “Annual” Registration: $50. Georgia charitable registration: $35. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?”

Curating Content: How to Leverage Stories from Your Community

Connection Cafe

Guest post from Georgia Silver, Consumer Marketing Manager, everydayhero. As part of everydayhero’s Marketing team, Georgia has worked closely with a range of both large and small not-for-profits, empowering them to grow their campaigns through innovative technology solutions and targeted Supporter engagement programs.

Quick Hit: Long Story about the MAH

Museum 2.0

The author, Georgia Perry, talks about her own participatory reticence and how our programming invited her into active engagement in a safe and exciting way. This week, the Santa Cruz Weekly's cover story is about my museum (the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ) and the work we have done to make it a more participatory, community-centered place over the past two years.

The Votes Are In: #CelebrateAdobeCC Winners Announced!

Tech Soup Blog

First Place Winner — Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia. Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia frequently uses Adobe products to create logos, flyers, rack cards, posters, newsletters, and annual reports. Round one of our #CelebrateAdobeCC closed on September 14, 2015. We received 168 submissions and were blown away by the creativity shown in these works. Thank you to all our participants. There are two more rounds of #CelebrateAdobeCC!

New Nonprofit Workforce Study from Work for Good


A program of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Work for Good connects the cause community nationwide – bringing together mission-driven organizations and job seekers through our state-of-the-art, easy-to-use job board platform and our unparalleled customer service and support. Guest post from Work For Good. Clearly a topic near and dear to my heart. Anyone working in the nonprofit world knows the magnetic draw of doing good for others and their communities.

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3 bbcon Takeaways to Power 2019 Planning for Higher Ed

Connection Cafe

Dwight Dozier, chief information officer at Georgia Tech Foundation , James Wiley, principal analyst at Eduventures, Fred Weiss, chief research and data officer at CASE, Tim Hill, president & GM of Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions, and Amy Chase, VP of professional services at Blackbaud discussed emerging trends and the role of technology in the higher education sector. . Last month we concluded?bbcon

Your Official #NN17 Local's Guide to Atlanta


The Georgia Aquarium. For some reason, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta's downtown is the only place in the world where you can see whale sharks in captivity. Cool off from the oppressive Georgia sun with a frozen margarita at this Tex Mex restaurant and bar. This local chain has caught on like wildfire and now boasts nearly a dozen locations across Georgia and Alabama.

Tips for a Successful bbcon Experience

Connection Cafe

Dwight Dozier, CIO at Georgia Tech Foundation, will join on the main stage to discuss the Foundation’s experience of transitioning to the cloud with Blackbaud CRM and how it will benefit the Foundation in the future. When you decide to go to bbcon , you’re making a big time and resource investment—one that will expose you to new ideas and people and hopefully inspire you when you return to work. Think of me as your guide for the higher ed experience at bbcon.

How Weinstein Hospice Uses Smart Segmentation to Identify Key Donors

Connection Cafe

After they target the VIPs, they will move on to the Long-Shots and cultivate them based on ‘who knows who’ to make an ‘ask’ We have decided that our VIPs and Fans are our ‘best bet’ to help us increase community awareness about our organization – we are the only Jewish hospice in Georgia, and our RE constituents are predominantly Jewish (although we also serve non-Jewish patients).

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Big Things Come in Small Packages

Connection Cafe

Georgia Chapter helped defeat a dangerous and major legislation bill by using Convio Advocacy in combination with Facebook. Author: Blair Naylor. We have so many great clients and we love when we hear the successes they are having within their cause. RESOLVE , the National Infertility Association, is a nonprofit organization established in 1974 that improves the lives of women and men living with infertility.

3 Nonprofit Conferences You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer (and How to Stand Out From the Crowd)

NonProfit Hub

Location: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta. Summer convention season is just around the corner for nonprofit organizations, a good time for groups of all types to recruit and also promote their message. Conventions are also a great place for nonprofit workers to network and hear about the latest innovations and ideas. Here are three important nonprofit conferences coming up this summer, along with some tips on how your organization can use them to stand out.

Social Media Games that Move You

FI Space

The second is a cool new augmented reality game from Georgia Tech Augmented Environments Lab. Cancer has been linked to obesity and so has heart disease and a ton of other bad things. Social Media mostly involves you sitting on your butt in front of TweetDeck or Fscebook or your browser. But why can’t social media games actually make you work. Check out these two new games that require players to get out and get going.

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Everytown for Gun Safety Finds that Text Messages Are 3x More Effective than Emails for Driving Advocacy Phone Calls

Mobile Commons

When a law in Georgia threatened to allow guns on campus, Everytown fought back with petitions and a call-in campaign. Everytown for Gun Safety has been leading the fight for common sense gun legislation for three years. In the process, they have rallied millions of concerned citizens to their cause. When gun safety issues arise, Everytown launches massive call-in campaigns to give their supporters a voice.

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A Veteran's Day "Thank You" from Convio

Connection Cafe

Benning, Georgia with an ominous Drill Sergeant Davies yelling at me like I had just stolen his life savings. Author: Kent Gilliam. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the only thing on the news on August 2, 1990. That’s the day Iraq invaded Kuwait, an event that would start a domino effect that has lasted more than 20 years. I was just 19 at the time and not really sure what I wanted to do with my life.

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NTC Presentations Now Available from NTEN

Tech Soup Blog

Maybe it will help tide you over until next year's NTC in Atlanta, Georgia. Did you attend last week's NTC and missed out on some sessions? I know I wish I could have been cloned. Even if you didn't attend any of the sessions some of the speaker presentations are available on the NTEN Web site , including the one that Becky and I did, From Basic to Advanced: Trends, Tools and Tales to Ensure Basic Nonprofit Security.

Understanding Your Audience

Connection Cafe

This article originally appeared in the Georgia Center for Nonprofits' March 2012 newsletter. Author: Alissa Ruehl. The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on a user-centered strategy for your website. How well do you currently understand your users? Google Analytics can show you a lot you might not have realized about your visitors. Use these five audience insights available through Google Analytics as you develop and adjust your web strategy. Who are they?

How To Transform Your Sales Force In Seven Steps

Eric Jacobson

He holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds two graduate degrees in Psychology from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Georgia State University. A successful sales force transformation can mean increased revenue, increased sales productivity, and reduced cost of sales.

Seven Steps To Sales Force Transformation

Eric Jacobson

He holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds two graduate degrees in Psychology from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Georgia State University. A successful sales force transformation can mean increased revenue, increased sales productivity, and reduced cost of sales.

Top 10 Threats to Higher Ed Computer Systems

Robert Weiner

1: Malware and Botnets (&# the Georgia Tech Information Security Center estimates that 15 percent of online computers worldwide are part of botnets “). In his article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy titled “ Top 10 Threats to Computer Systems Include Professors and Students ,&# Jeffrey Young says. Today a growing number of network bad guys are professional criminals, and they’re looking to steal real money.

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Social Media September Tweet Chatting Around the World September 18

Tech Soup Blog

Milledgeville, Georgia, United States 4:00 p.m. TechSoup and NetSquared have joined forces to bring you a September full of social media learning! All month long, we're putting on events and publishing content to sharpen your social media skills. As part the fun, we're taking our #SocMedSep tweet chat around the globe — as close as we can get to a 24-hour Twitter party!

DoSomething.org Asks Teens to MMS for the Arts

Mobile Commons

From the ten finalists, judges like Nigel Barker and Tinsel Korey selected the winner, Ijeoma from Savannah, Georgia. As schools face more and more budget cuts, arts education is often the first thing on the chopping block. But passionate arts students are doing something about it through the Make Art. Save Art. campaign at DoSomething.org. This innovative campaign invited students to text in their images via MMS.

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Boost Your Fundraising Potential with Team Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

She graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Georgia in 2011. Online fundraising is one of the most effective, low-cost ways to raise funds for your organization. Online fundraising tools can elevate your fundraising goals, since donors can give at anytime, anywhere, with a mobile device. On Razoo , more than 30% of donations for #GivingTuesday 2016 were made via a smartphone.

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One Rose Can Make a Difference

Have Fun - Do Good

Georgia O'Keefe I was kinda glum yesterday. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” - Leo Buscaglia When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. It was a rainy, gray Monday and tax day. Bluck.

SMS Nation: Mobile Strategists, Renewing Library Books, And Child Services Support

Mobile Commons

We had a 68% success rate, but it often took multiple calls to reach the person we were trying to get,” said Georgia Lyons, director of the Pennsylvania division of child support enforcement systems. It’s not really news that text messaging is now a major communication channel between organizations and consumers. Here are three interesting and recent uses cases of text messaging around the nation today. Mobile strategists are the hottest new hire.

Martin Luther King Day 2015


Fifty years ago in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the rest of the old South, Blacks could not drink from "whites only" water fountains, could not sit at "whites only" lunch counters or swim at "whites only" public swimming pools. As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl. His well crafted aspirations remind us of the positive and amazing progress this nation can take on, even when we seem bent towards argument.

Exercise Your Awesome at the NTC Member Lounge

Tech Soup Blog

The Member Lounge is in the Redwood Room on the ground floor of the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. On Friday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10 attendees at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) will have the opportunity to participate in the member lounge hosted by TechSoup Global by either unwinding with snacks and WiFi, or by getting wound-up with exciting activities designed to inspire and connect.

Will AI turn on polluters? AI for Advocacy. The days of hiding behind complexity are numbered.

Network-Centric Advocacy

From my first projects with the Georgia River Network, to the use of Scorecard.org, to FollowtheMoney.org, Fractracker.org, some heroes of mine have even spent entire careers threading together unstructured and structured data sets to find the ways that expose how companies are tied to wells, superfund sites, politics or cancer clusters. .

Happy Birthday! The Charitable Deduction Turns 100

ASU Lodestar Center

Kudos to Georgia Congressman John Lewis for advancing a concurrent resolution back in March to recognize the centenary of the charitable deduction. posted by Mark Hager Associate Professor ASU School of Community Resources and Development. On June 28, 1914, political assassins killed Austria’s archduke and his wife, leading to the Austro-Hungarian invasion of Serbia and the beginnings of war across Europe. The United States was drawn into the war in the spring of 1917.

QuickBooks Made Easy Training Coming to a City Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Gregg Bossen is a practicing CPA and advanced certified Intuit QuickBooks Pro-Advisor with a full-service accounting firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. TechSoup donor partner QuickBooks Made Easy is taking its popular QuickBooks trainings on the road, and offering a special discount to TechSoup members! If you're in Chicago, Dayton, or Philadelphia in September, don't miss this opportunity to learn from Gregg Bossen, one of TechSoup's most popular trainers.

DoGooder Nonprofit VIdeo Winners Announced!


If you weren't with us at 10NTC , you didn't catch See3 CEO Michael Hoffman announcing the winners of the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards in front of a packed lunch crowd in Atlanta, Georgia. The lunch was good, but the videos were fantastic -- and we wouldn't want anyone to miss out on those. Watch the 4 winning videos now! Darius Goes West—A DVD in EVERY SCHOOL! ”