To Act Nationally or Globally, Think Locally

Connection Cafe

Sometimes the best way to make a nationwide or global impact starts closer to home, maybe right in your backyard. We all know the value of building relationships with Members of Congress and local legislators. How to pitch local reporters on attending an event?

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Think Global, Act Local

Connection Cafe

Two recent advocacy victories this week by PETA and my former colleagues at Defenders of Wildlife are a great reminder of a little practiced truth: organizations are seeing greater (and often easier) success in leveraging online advocacy to change policy at the state and local level. I, personally, have a renewed interest in local issues after losing my power over four times in the last year. Author: Michelle Shefter.

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The Future of Sustainable Business: Making the Global Goals Local Business

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the United Nations Global Compact Network USA Symposium in New York City. As Lise Kingo, CEO and executive director of UN Global Compact observes, the amount needed to finance the SDGs is about 50% of all global capital.

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TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7 It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7 It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology.

Solving Nonprofit Marketing Challenges across National and Affiliate Offices

Connection Cafe

It takes both a local and national presence to implement the strategies that will allow a nonprofit to make an impact. There are other donors who prefer to only give locally, to support the services and programs that local nonprofits provide to the community.

United Nations Sets a New Agenda for Global Philanthropy

Tech Soup Blog

Now that the United Nations Millennium Development Goals have expired and in some ways, have succeeded surprisingly well , the UN has developed a new set of even more ambitious goals. Understanding local context is the first step. Image : United Nations and Project Everyone / CC BY-SA.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. State/Local. State/Local.

When Foundations Collaborate to Solve the World’s Problems

Connection Cafe

CoF’s work with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a great example of collaboration in action. The global initiative is to, as Vikki puts it, “leave no one behind by 2030.”

Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

Connection Cafe

In 2015, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—also known as the Global Goals—to change the world for the better and leave no one behind by 2030. Something like ending hunger isn’t a challenge that’s confined to developing nations.

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NetSquared Local: Week of June 10, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Local believes that the best way to build a strong, self sufficient community of #nptech practitioners is for us to go outside and get face-to-face. We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently?

#GivingTuesday: How Sharing Best Practices Is Building A Global Philanthropic Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are local leaders in Australia, Canada, Latin America, Mexico Chile, and Singapore organizing on the ground to expand the reach and spirit of generosity.

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National Day of Civic Hacking: How to Get Involved

Tech Soup Blog

Get your world-changing ideas together and warm up your programming fingers because the National Day of Civic Hacking is happening across America on June 1 and 2, 2013. Visit the National Day of Civic Hacking's Events page to see find out what's happening in your state.

How Small & Medium Enterprises Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals

Connection Cafe

In 2015, 193 world leaders came together at the United Nations to launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , a universal call to action adopted by all nations to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people can enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The seventeen SDGs use a common language to provide a blueprint for action in local cities and towns across the globe. Tell your audience how your local actions roll up to the larger global goals.

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How Skills-Based Volunteerism Creates Transformational Experiences

Connection Cafe

One of my core values, both personally and professionally, is to give back to my local community. Then I showed the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and asked if anyone knew what they were, or if they had ever seen them.

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Social Media Tips from the TechSoup Global Network

Tech Soup Blog

We've compiled a list of resources including articles, blog posts, webinars, and case studies on best social media practices from our global network. Additionally, representatives from local nonprofits shared their experiences with social media at the various forums.

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

Everyaction

There is no better time to support local and national nonprofits protecting LGBTQ rights and serving the LGBTQ community, and while there are far too many organizations doing great work to list them all, these are a few that we're big fans of. National Center for Transgender Equality.

Social Media Tips from the TechSoup Global Network

Tech Soup Blog

We've compiled a list of resources including articles, blog posts, webinars, and case studies on best social media practices from our global network. Additionally, representatives from local nonprofits shared their experiences with social media at the various forums.

Interview with My Dad, Tom Aageson, Co-Founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship

Have Fun - Do Good

We want to give people an opportunity to really develop, innovate, and preserve their own culture." -- Tom Aageson, co-founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship A week, or so ago I interviewed my Dad, Tom Aageson, for a special Father's Day show on the Big Vision Podcast.

Easier Global Giving Through NGOsource; Service Launches March 18, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

An increasing number of grantmakers give — or want to give — internationally in order to address social and economic issues that transcend national borders. Global giving appeals to grantmakers of all sizes and types, from family foundations with enduring legacies to new foundations exploring novel pathways of giving. NGOsource, a project of the Council on Foundations and TechSoup Global , streamlines the task of evaluating whether a non-U.S.

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The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

Have Fun - Do Good

Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women. Kavita Ramdas is the President and CEO of the nonprofit, the Global Fund for Women. I just saw a remarkable film made about a grantee organization that the Global Fund had supported for many years in Liberia.

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Netcentic View - Globalism Goes Viral - NYTimes.com

Network-Centric Advocacy

A single global response would produce a uniform approach. The correct response to these dynamic, decentralized, emergent problems is to create dynamic, decentralized, emergent authorities: chains of local officials, state agencies, national governments and international bodies that are as flexible as the problem itself. Op-Ed Columnist - Globalism Goes Viral - NYTimes.com.

Data for Global Health, Part II

Influence

A couple of weeks ago a group of Seattle global health data experts met at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute to continue a conversation we started earlier this year on global health data. We agreed that getting representation from commercial organizations like Google and Amazon at our Global Health Data meetings could well provide useful insights into the problems we wrestle with.).

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

State/Local / #MCNAC16 / @SmartNonprofits. State/Local. It’ll open with candid stories about the ups and downs of working in social good and close with an afternoon of action and volunteering with local nonprofits. State/Local / #MadisonNonprofitDay / @nonprofitday.

Bridging the Digital Divide? Tell Us About It!

Tech Soup Blog

One of our favorite ways to share success stories is through our Local Impact Map (LIM). The LIM is a highly visual tool that uses mapping technology to plot success stories in a global context. The LIM reaches TechSoup’s global network of resources that spans over 80 countries.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

National LGBTQ Task Force / Washington, DC / 475. The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2018 Creating Change Conference convenes in Washington, DC, January 24-28, 2018. We are excited to host our national movement gathering in the Capital. The Corps Network National Conference.

Bridging the Digital Divide? Tell Us About It!

Tech Soup Blog

One of our favorite ways to share success stories is through our Local Impact Map (LIM). The LIM is a highly visual tool that uses mapping technology to plot success stories in a global context. The LIM reaches TechSoup’s global network of resources that spans over 80 countries.

Calling all Faith-Based Organizations! Think You Could Use a Free Tablet?

Tech Soup Blog

The organization submitting the story with the most innovative and effective usage of a donated TechSoup product will receive the UnoBook tablet AND will be featured as the “Tech 4 Faith” story for an entire month on our Local Impact Map (LIM).

5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day

Everyaction

They have since expanded to become a leading advocate for resolution of global refugee crises by world leaders. World Relief was formed by the National Association of Evangelicals to partner with local churches in order to help protect vulnerable populations by ending cycles of suffering and building sustainable communities.

Are You Serving Youth in Your Community? Think You Could Use a Free Tablet?

Tech Soup Blog

The organization with the most innovative and effective usage of a donated TechSoup product will receive the Lenovo IdeaPad AND will be featured as the "Youth Impact" story for an entire month on our Local Impact Map (LIM). success stories july14contest Local impact map youthorg

Using TechSoup Products or Resources for Security? Want a Free Microsoft Tablet?

Tech Soup Blog

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month and TechSoup's Safer Online for Nonprofits initiative, TechSoup is raising awareness about how nonprofits are taking practical steps to keep their organization safe: in the office, in the field, and on the go. Are you. A U.S.

Corporate Philanthropy: Adapting to a Changing World

NonProfit Hub

National corporations used to fill this need by having foundations that donate to nonprofits. If a national corporation makes a donation to a nonprofit in, say, Oregon, there’s a slim chance that people across the country will be aware of it. Think global, act local.

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

EveryAction

That’s why we empower local leaders to build a strong movement for equality that secures critical grassroots wins at every level. 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. United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.

82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

1% via text message ( Global Trends in Giving Report ). 92% of donors say it is important that NGOs, nonprofits, and charities make a concerted effort to protect their contact and financial information from data breaches ( Global Trends in Giving Report ). Fundraising Stats.

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Big News at Benetech (and for me!)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Data for Inclusion: Enabling people with disabilities to provide firsthand reports on the issues they face to inform policy at the local, national, and global level. Helped environmental leaders design, manage, monitor, and evaluate global conservation projects and campaigns with the first open source conservation project management tool.

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10 Nonprofits to Support on World Humanitarian Day

EveryAction

Founded by the United Nations , WHD advocates for the "safety and security of humanitarian aid workers, and for the survival, well-being and dignity of people affected by crises.". From publishing the first-ever global research report on disabilities among refugees to playing a significant part in the passage of two critical UN Security Council Resolutions, WRC has long been a pivotal player in humanitarian action.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is the only national conference expressly designed to prepare 400+ college students for a career in the social sector. Impact National Conference / Amherst, MA / Less than $200. 2016 National Nonprofit Leadership Conference. Local.

No Engineer or Cartographer Required: Harnessing the Power of GIS Just Got Easier for Your Nonprofit

NTEN

Well, thanks to Azavea and TechSoup Global (both NTEN members), this GIS analysis technology is going to be more accessible and affordable for your nonprofit. Advocacy Advocacy Azavea Community Data data mapping data visualization GIS Integration & APIs Leadership NPTech techsoup global

Five Years Later: How #GivingTuesday Reached Ubiquity

Connection Cafe

#GivingTuesday, a global grassroots movement that started out as a mere napkin brainstorm, has reached ubiquity. million donated on #GivingTuesday – remarkable growth and a testament to the movement’s increasingly global presence. Global Adoption.

Mary Robinson

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Whether it’s local in California, or at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, there is a regular chance I will have my mind expanded. The first was the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations. She saw this incredible combination as a watershed moment in global history. She was disappointed that a bigger deal wasn’t made at the beginning of 2016 recognizing the dawning of this new global era!

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When a natural disaster strikes, I make a donation to my go to national or global charities for disaster relief Team Rubicon, Save the Children , and/or Global Giving. I also ask for recommendations for local charities from colleagues.

Ways We Can All Help Advance Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment

Connection Cafe

We can confidentially provide contact information for local or national helplines that offer supportive and legal services. Women’s and girls’ empowerment is a sweeping topic, defined and shaped by family beliefs and cultural norms in the community and country where one lives.

Try Qriously for free: Real-time data for your organization!

Amy Sample Ward

They are going to give five organizations 5,000 responses each (these could be divided up into multiple questions or used all for one), for free, with just two stipulations: You can only use global or national surveys (not local).

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