All Politics is Local

Connection Cafe

“ 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. How does the government impact your organization, positively or negatively, through its actions or inactions? This quote is often attributed to the late Thomas P. Tip” O’Neill, Jr., Speaker of the U.

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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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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.

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Open Community Case Study – Local Government Knowledge Network

SocialFish

Community: Local Government Knowledge Network. The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is the professional association for appointed local government administrators throughout the world. The Alliance for Innovation is an international network of progressive governments and partners committed to transforming local government by accelerating the development and dissemination of innovations.

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

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. The site offers forums, a directory of 320 local nonprofits and a blog directory of 180 active local bloggers! You can also connect with Oakland Local on twitter and facebook. 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.

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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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.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

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. 15th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 15th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. State/Local / #DCNP2019 / @DMANF. State/Local. State/Local / #NPSummit19 / @TogetherSC. State/Local.

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. Increased understanding of their legal and governance responsibilities. Does your nonprofit need board governance assistance? However, as the BoardSource report states: “having policies doesn’t guarantee strong 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. Through this powerful partnership, local services have improved, such as: enhanced human services, increased community development, greater economic development, and superior environmental protection. Not every government agency are guilty of these. sector and the government.

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. We expect the federal, state, and local governments to play a role in educating our children, helping communities rebuild after natural disasters, and improving our collective quality of life. embedded in government contracting.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

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. They empower immigrant youth to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop their own campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people.

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. This is especially true at the local and state levels within regions hardest hit by economic downturn. 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. It is absolutely imperative that the board realize its role in an organization, and that role is not to manage employees or to be involved in any of the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit, but to steer the organization in accordance to its mission; to govern. Sentari Minor governance board engagement

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

EveryAction

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. We try to identify local on-the-ground partners that could use some of our support, like emailing our members to let them know there’s an organization near them that could use donations or volunteers.

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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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. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.

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.

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. as well as the national governments of much of the developed world, robustly practices variants of high-capacity governmental social innovation today, such as the myriad programs countering the global Great Recession. from the private, non-governmental civil society partnering with government. posted by. Gordon Shockley, Ph.D.

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. According to Worman, the first of the ReStart Challenges, ReStart Romania, was launched via a website and offline events held in collaboration with local nonprofit organizations. Worman said that the challenge platforms also promoted local champions who had actually solved a social problem.

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. UNESCO views NGOs' role in fundamental economic development as crucial, especially in countries where governments are unable to adequately educate schoolchildren. TechSoup’s Local Impact Map is a great thing because it gives nonprofits like the Luciano Barreto Júnior Institute a way to get some wider attention for their good work.

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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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. Stepanie’s first tip is to start with local funders who often give smaller grants and also tend to have fewer strings attached than those from larger private or especially government agencies that have high administrative overhead. I’ve also found over the years that a small local grant can leverage larger grants. Federal Government Grants.

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. Anyone with a cell phone can report an at-risk structure, Community members don’t have to wait for a government employee to come examine a structure, they can just text the location of and information about the building to the PreservationReady database.

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. TechSoup’s Local Impact Map is a great thing because it gives nonprofits like the Luciano Barreto Júnior Institute a way to get some wider attention for their good work.

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. This is especially true at the local and state levels within regions hardest hit by economic downturn. Tags: Influence Government

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.

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. We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group?

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???

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. They work at the local, state, and federal level to advance transgender equality. The LGBTQ Victory Fund is the only national organization dedicated to electing openly LGBTQ people to all levels of government.

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. State/Local. We gather more than 800 board members, chief executives, staff, and nonprofit professionals for two days to discuss the newest thinking and best practices in nonprofit governance.

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

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

It also offers an interactive opportunity to discuss key forms and governing documents(Form 1023 and Forms 990 and 990-PF.). 14th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 14th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. Governing well is one of the most profound ways to help our communities. As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty.

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? s Association in 2006 found that only 13% of professional local government managers today are under 40. but is it time for nonprofit leaders to extol the virtue of government service?

We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018

EveryAction

Connect Supporters with Local Elected Officials using Local Advocacy Change doesn’t just happen in Washington, DC. 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. Throughout 2017, our team introduced some of the most cutting-edge tools to help empower nonprofits to not only reach, but exceed their goals.

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Interview: Ricard Espelt on Copons 2.0

Amy Sample Ward

I recently had the opportunity to connect with Ricard Espelt to learn more about the various projects he’s working on in Spain leveraging new technologies for public engagement, government transparency and community building. How did your work getting the local council online get started? To learn more about Ricard’s work with government transparency and community building, connect with him directly at: Twitter: @ricardespelt. government

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. Paul Konigstein is a Senior Consultant at Accounting Management Solutions , helping nonprofits improve their finance, accounting, and governance. governance nonprofit finance

Great reads from around the web on March 2nd

Amy Sample Ward

" Pew: Open government is tied to higher levels of community satisfaction | Gov 2.0: The Power of Platforms – "The results from a new study from Pew Internet and Life Project found that when citizens believe their governments are sharing more information, they are more likely to feel satisfied with civic life. The study will offer support for elected officials who run on open government platforms or who work for more transparency.

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