All Politics is Local

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“ All politics is local.” What problems could you solve with more support from a local, state or federal government? I am not talking about more money for services or additional government grants, I am talking about changes in public policy.

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Case Study in Local: Oakland Local

Amy Sample Ward

Oakland Local is launching today! Oakland Local is a news & community site for Oakland, CA, USA, focusing on social justice issues including climate change, air quality, food access, arts as activists, and identity, race & ethnicity. About Oakland Local. Getting Local.

Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "About a year ago, they launched a crowdfunding campaign similar to what’s found on Kickstarter, the online platform where artists, entrepreneurs, and others seek donations to bankroll creative projects.

Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "About a year ago, they launched a crowdfunding campaign similar to what’s found on Kickstarter, the online platform where artists, entrepreneurs, and others seek donations to bankroll creative projects.

Local Government 2.0 Uses Facebook, Twitter to Communicate With Public

AFP Blog

Local Government 2.0 Join me for lunch today at Taste of Town,” Government 2.0 Uses Facebook, Twitter to Communicate With Public: "The city is one of a growing list of wired municipalities connecting to citizens young and old through social media. While not every administrator will feel comfortable hosting live chats or Tweeting “is hungry. is going viral.". NPtech

Connect Supporters with Local Elected Officials using Local Advocacy

EveryAction

Across the country, state and local governments make meaningful policy decisions that affect nearly every issue - from preventing gun violence, to protecting the environment, or safeguarding LGBTQ rights. That’s why we expanded EveryAction’s industry-leading advocacy tools to include Local Advocacy. Here's a glimpse at how it works: Setting up a Local Advocacy form is simple and quick. Change doesn’t just happen in Washington, DC.

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Overcoming the Government-Nonprofit Dependency

ASU Lodestar Center

Federal, state and local governments increasingly depend on Social Service nonprofit organizations and, because of that dependency, have been willing to help fund them. government funding accounts for approximately one-third of the annual revenue received by nonprofit organizations, primarily through grants and contracts. However, the government funding to Social Service organizations is not without challenges.

Gov 2.0, Shirky & Local Communities

Amy Sample Ward

David Wilcox and I are getting ready for iterations on Social by Social - the first two being applications of the lessons learned and strategies for using social media shared in Social by Social ( read online or download the PDF for free, or buy your hardcopy ) in local communities and the same for local government.

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Research Friday: Lessons in board governance

ASU Lodestar Center

The Central Asia Institute is only one nonprofit organization that has fallen from grace due to poor nonprofit governance. Thankfully, a recent survey conducted by BoardSource in 2012 shows signs of increased governance among nonprofits 2. Ethics and Nonprofit Governance.

Government contracts and nonprofit organizations: Problems and solutions

ASU Lodestar Center

There is a long history of nonprofit organizations partnering with the government, usually at the state level, through contracts to help provide for and respond to community needs. Not every government agency are guilty of these. sector and the government.

Loco for Local: Regional Examples of Open Government

Influence

The event convened almost 300 passionate people, all coming together for a common goal: to share knowledge on how to use new technologies to make our government transparent, accountable and meaningfully accessible to the public. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people interested or involved in local open government projects. While these big projects are important, the local initiatives are those that impact people's lives most directly.

Research Friday: Government contracting in the new normal

ASU Lodestar Center

Particularly in the last several years, in the wake of the financial crisis, organizations have struggled with a variety of challenges related to government support. In the United States, we rely on government to provide key economic supports. embedded in government contracting.

Local Government Web Managers Notes: Responding to Economic Uncertainty

Influence

With economic recovery inching along, all levels of government are feeling the pinch brought on by reduced tax revenue. With ever-shrinking budgets, many government entities have been forced to re-evaluate their resource allocations. Tags: Influence Government

Board Governance Versus Management: Where the Board Duties End

ASU Lodestar Center

The more I work with boards of directors, the more the topic of board governance versus management comes up. While board members are obviously valuable and insightful, that venerability should be used to govern and not to guide staff or their roles.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Don't worry, there are NetSquared groups in 75 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. Governance Matters: Create a More Powerful Board Through Policy Governance.

Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans

Everyaction

Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Netroots Nation 2018 Conference. Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. Located right outside of the Convention Center, this local joint is the perfect way to start your day.

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil.

Open Challenges Harness Local Knowledge for Local Change

Tech Soup Blog

These open challenges help activists, nonprofits, journalists, techies, and community members identify, refine, build, and launch technology tools to solve pressing local and regional problems.

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Research Friday: The Functions of Government in Social Entrepreneurship

ASU Lodestar Center

Government has a rich legacy of social entrepreneurship. federal government’s social innovations reached new heights with President Lyndon B. from the private, non-governmental civil society partnering with government. posted by. Gordon Shockley, Ph.D. Assistant Professor.

Grantseeking Basics: Researching Funders Part One – Government

Tech Soup Blog

Finding the right funders that match your mission, your specific project, and your geographic locale is quite an art. I’ve also found over the years that a small local grant can leverage larger grants. Federal Government Grants. State Government Grants.

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.

Five Government Agencies Improving the Lives of New Yorkers with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

The five organizations below illustrate how municipal agencies can use SMS to help residents and together serve as a model for other cities to engage with local communities. Another campaign guided New Yorkers to local farmer’s markets. The municipal New York City government’s use of text messaging has already started to trickle into other cities across the nation.

Buffalo’s Young Preservations Use SMS to Preserve Local History

Mobile Commons

A new SMS campaign from Buffalo’s Young Preservationists lets members of the Buffalo community text in images of local buildings to target them for preservation.

6 Governments Who Set Their Data Free

Influence

We're seeing exciting trends in governments making data more available ? Whether on crime, education, or the environment, governments are putting more data on the web. communities (and readers of this blog) have heard about the federal government's Data.gov initiative (and the winner of a certain Apps for America competition using these data sets). But local and state governments are also setting their data free. Tags: Government

SSIR Post: Swine Flu or Why Local Organizations Matter

Amy Sample Ward

In a recent Op-Ed piece in the New York Times , David Brooks compared the global response vs localized response to the outbreak. I think this comparison, and context, is a great example of why local (read: non-global) organizations are still key in social change work, and why we need to be building stronger networks for data and information sharing. Speak the Local Language. Local organizations provide this local face.

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NetSquared Local: How to Get Connected Locally

Tech Soup Blog

As Amy explains in her post, local NetSquared chapters have been quickly springing up all over the world: there might even be one in your city. Offline, we take things local! NetSquared Local groups are monthly events that take place in a growing number of cities around the world (right now there are nearly 70!). These events serve as a great opportunity to convene local communities to share ideas, learn from each other, and even collaborate on projects for real world impact.

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Government Web Managers Notes: Responding to Economic Uncertainty

Influence

With economic recovery inching along, all levels of government are feeling the pinch brought on by reduced tax revenue. With ever-shrinking budgets, many government entities have been forced to re-evaluate their resource allocations. Tags: Influence Government

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. views NGOs' role in fundamental economic development as crucial, especially in countries where governments are unable to adequately educate schoolchildren.

NetCentric Advocacy: Local Communications Grid

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Street Hive: Shame on Us if it is not a part of Campaigns | Main | Organizational Culture can be Infected » January 26, 2007 Local Communications Grid All politics is local. has inspired me to think about the ways to organize locally on the internet. Find your local communications grid. Where the local names appear starts to help you define the local web.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee working to grow Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government.

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

So we partner with school districts and teachers across the country to start getting young people, even before they turn 18, to understand how government works and how they can leverage it to make change in their communities.

Government 2.0 Presentation from Tara Hunt

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

connected to the Government platform. This same platform would have a series of APIs, so that doctors offices, schools, universities, researchers, community groups, local businesses and anyone with an interest could build applications, mashups and widgets that could use the data for the long tail of citizen needs. The API key would be free and simple to access and governed by Creative Commons licensing. Quoting from annotation in the presentation: Conclusion: What if???

NetSquared Local Events: Week of June 17, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

We are deep into June already, but NetSquared Local isn’t taking a vacation! 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.

Announcing Virtual NetSquared Local: Participate from Anywhere!

Tech Soup Blog

Each month, the NetSquared community (a project of TechSoup Global) meets up offline at NetSquared Local events around the world to discuss ideas, meet new people, and work together to make social change. Recently, many of these NetSquared Local meetings are being streamed live on the Internet via livestream or online recording. Due to the increased popularity of these streamed social gatherings, NetSquared has introduced the Virtual NetSquared Local page.

Allison Fine asks, "Is it time for nonprofit leaders to extol the virtue of government service?"

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine, who authored " Social Citizens" , a paper recently released by The Case Foundation on the intersection of Millennials, social change and social media, wonders whether it time for nonprofit leaders to extol the virtue of government service?

Kickass Government Job! Be the Webmaster for the NYC Campaign Finance Board | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) jobs Looking for a Government 2.0 06.08.08 | 3441 No Comments [link] Looking+for+a+Government+2.0+job%3F My first real step into the non-profit world was in the government sector so at times, it feels like I’m just picking up where I left off ten years ago. It’s an unbelievably cool job and you get to live in NYC while you’re at it… Check this job out: Government 2.0

Seven Nonprofit Finance Tips to Keep Your Board Out of Trouble

BoardAssist

i) The Federal government and most local governments regulate lobbying. 80% of Board governance is showing up mentally and critically listening to what’s going on. governance nonprofit finance

How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers

BoardAssist

fundraising governance philanthropyHow much money do people really give on nonprofit boards? We know you want to know! That’s why BoardAssist compiles this data every year from the hundreds of nonprofits we serve and shares it with the nonprofit community.

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How I Became a Nonprofit Board Chair (and Lived to Tell About It)

BoardAssist

So I auditioned at the local community playhouse and got a small part in an upcoming production. I had little nonprofit experience, let alone an understanding of nonprofit governance. But it’s the Governance Committee that handles the situation. governance nonprofit boards

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). Even if your organization is not selected as the winning nonprofit, we would still love to feature your organization on our Success Stories page or on our Local Impact Map.

Means and Ends: Who does What

BoardAssist

Luckily for us, governance consultant Tom Okarma has written a terrific guest post for us this week on exactly this topic. So can the local community. governance What’s the biggest source of friction we hear about from our nonprofit clients and board candidates?

How to Get Beyond B-Minus: The State of Nonprofit Boards Today

BoardAssist

If your board doesn’t already have a governance committee responsible for leading and managing board recruitment and performance, consider creating one. A seasoned nonprofit professional, Anne has held leadership positions with a number of local and national organizations.

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). Even if your organization is not selected as the winning nonprofit, we would still love to feature your organization on our Success Stories page or on our Local Impact Map.