Guatemalan National Police Archive Goes Online

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Guatemalan government human rights ombudsman invited the Benetech Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) to analyze the contents of the estimated 80 million documents in the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive or the Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN). Just last month, the University of Texas at Austin made a large portion of the Archive available to the public unveiling a digital repository that contains 12 million of these critical records.

Using National Doctors’ Day to Cultivate Your Grateful Patient Program

Connection Cafe

Every March, National Doctors’ Day provides a time when healthcare development operations can lead the charge to honor their physicians in a myriad of ways, often with gifts and messages. Determine type and frequency of publications, calls, electronic messages, and telephone communications.

Instead of Selling Objects, Build Public Trust

Museum 2.0

It's sparked public uproar, legal battles, and nationwide press coverage. It's cracked the crumbling, outdated rules around deaccessioning--and unearthed more serious issues of public trust. Cue public uproar and legal action to block the auction. You run a regional museum.

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.

Research Friday: The Functions of Government in Social Entrepreneurship

ASU Lodestar Center

Government has a rich legacy of social entrepreneurship. In response to the Great Depression in the 1930s, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration enacted the nation’s first-ever social policy with the programs of the Social Security Act. posted by. Gordon Shockley, Ph.D.

Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

For the entire month of October, TechSoup and our donor partners will be participating in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (also known as NCSAM). At TechSoup, we believe that everyone should have basic security skills, but it is especially important for nonprofits and public libraries.

Protecting Guatemala's National Police Historical Archive

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Discovered last summer, the warehouse contains approximately 80 million records from the archive of the Guatemalan National Police. When the National Police were disbanded after the country's 1996 Peace Accords, police officials denied that any records existed.

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.

Learning to Lead, Part 3: How Public Allies and ASU Expanded My Nonprofit Leadership Toolkit

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Rachelle Wayne 2018 Alumna, ASU BS in Nonprofit Leadership & Management and Class 12 Public Ally. Public Allies approaches the ideology around leadership differently from the degree and certificate courses. Public Allies’ motto is “Everyone Leads.”

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

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. Colorado Smart Community – online community focused on transforming the Colorado government.

SMS Nation: Americans Text a Lot, Score Tickets to Sports Games with SMS & Construction Text Updates

Mobile Commons

Sasol’s manager of public affairs, Mike Hayes encourages residents to sign up for the SMS notifications as a way of staying “safe by being informed.” Text messaging’s popularity is showing up in all corners of the country.

A Different Story of Thanksgiving: The Repatriation Journey of Glenbow Museum and the Blackfoot Nations

Museum 2.0

Blackfoot people are from four First Nations: Siksika, Kainai, Apatohsipiikani, and Ammskaapipiikani (Piikani). Together, the four nations call themselves the Niitsitapi, the Real People. Many museums respected the bundles’ spiritual power by not putting them on public display.

Ask a Nonprofit Specialist: Legal protection of control within public charities

ASU Lodestar Center

Question: I am the interested in starting a public charity, and I want to legally protect my influence and ability to control the affairs of the organization. Long answer: Public charities are an IRS designation of organizations that are organized and operated for exempt purposes.

Don’t Be Fooled by Abstract Jargon: Internet Governance and ICT Policy

Tech Soup Blog

Most civil society organizations (CSOs) and citizens don’t use high-level jargon such as Internet governance and ICT policy. The Internet, and technology as a whole, is so intertwined with day-to-day life that the decisions made by governments and corporations directly impact how we use the Internet and how CSOs work — now and in the future. The 6th Internet Governance Forum will soon bring multiple stakeholders to Kenya to discuss key policy and governance issues.

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FEMA Partnership Day

VisionLink

Visionlink attends due to our work with both government and non profit disaster agencies. The event is open to the public and is being hosted at the national FEMA headquarters in WDC. Join us at the FEMA NVOAD Partnership Day!

Online Strategies for Open-Government / Ideas from the Obama Team

Influence

The incoming Obama administration is pledging to use some innovative internet strategies to expand citizen access to government information and processes. This gets us at Forum One pretty jazzed - we've been evangelizing a long while about using online services to expand public access to information, enable new forms of collaboration, and build online communities.). government CTO, spoke about how DC has created more than 200 data feeds on D.C.

Guatemalan Police Archive Finds Evidence in Disappearance Case

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A Guest Beneblog by Tamy Guberek (Benetech HRDAG team member from Colombia) There is important news this month from our partners at the Guatemalan National Police Archive, which has worked since 2006 with Benetech’s Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG).

Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Hatch Introduce Serve America Act of 2008 at Service Nation Summit

Have Fun - Do Good

This morning at the Service Nation Summit , Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), represented by his niece, Caroline Kennedy, announced that they are introducing the Serve America Act of 2008.

"Leveling the Playing Field" Through Broadband and Public Computers

NTEN

Calvin Osborne, an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), underscored the urgency in improving broadband -- essentially fast Internet access -- to keep the US from lagging behind other nations. He reported on current broadband adoption and made a case for the need to develop private-public partnerships to close the "digital divide." However, Simmons highlighted one area where Missouri farmers might benefit from government support.

Policy 2.0: Can Online Collaboration Lead to Better Public Policy?

Influence

" and the trumpets sounded for transparency of government data and innovation. The three steps are: Recruit engaged citizens from outside of government -- most importantly the people directly impacted by the policy. Give them a microphone and access to government leaders to advocate for and implement these recommendations. First came "Web 2.0" " in which we (the people) got the power to publish, share, comment, friend, follow, tag, and organize online.

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

BoardAssist

Earlier this year, BoardSource launched Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices , which is a comprehensive scan of current nonprofit board practices, policies, and performance. governance

7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

Everyaction

They hold the government accountable for unjust immigration laws and educate the American public on the longstanding importance of immigrants in the US. Check out their publications detailing “DACA, and Other Policies Designed to Protect Dreamers.”. With over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states, United We Dream is the nation’s largest immigrant youth-led organization. National Immigration Law Center.

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.). 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.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

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. 2016 Alliance National Conference. 2016 Alliance National Conference. National Urban League / St.

Live Blog: Is Technology Really Good for Human Rights

Amy Sample Ward

In Iran we’ve seen it used to get out information and resist censorship but have also seen it used by the government to alter a mobile phone system and monitoring calls. Panelists include: Susan Pointer, Google’s Director of Public Policy & Government Relations. When it comes to the internet, you can of course find lots of examples where twitter or facebook or email have been used by governments or corporations or regimes.

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How Healthy Do You Want Your Nonprofit Board To Be?

BoardAssist

Challenge the Board to Manage Itself: Build a strong governance committee that takes responsibility for managing and cultivating board performance. A seasoned nonprofit professional, Anne has held leadership positions with a number of local and national organizations. governance

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Care2 Petition Helps Prevent National Park Service Changes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

» Thursday Jul 06 2006 Care2 Petition Helps Prevent National Park Service Changes Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 02:41PM | by shannon The American people can send loud and clear messages to the government, and when they do, officials are often responsive.

Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time

VisionLink

The goal is to provide the public, media outlets and participating organizations with locally vetted information about the hurricane’s impact from those living in the storm's path. Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina. BOULDER, Colo. —

Is your board making the grade – How to improve board performance

BoardAssist

According to Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices 2015 , many nonprofit boards across the country are earning B-minuses for their performance. BoardSource, the country’s leading nonprofit governance consultants, provides some great advice in this week’s guest post. According to Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices 2015 , nonprofit boards across the country also are earning B-minuses for their performance.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren Praises Anti-SOPA Campaign: “Thousands and thousands of people called in. The bill was inevitable until it became unthinkable.”

Mobile Commons

The bill was inevitable until it became unthinkable in one morning,” she said, on a Netroots Nation panel. The outpouring of negative public sentiment caused both the House and the Senate to indefinitely postpone their bills. All Posts Blog Government Nonprofit npo

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Part two talks about understanding the challenges.Foundations take on the biggest and gnarliest social problems (if the problems could be easily solved, the private sector or governments would have already figured them out. Read More » Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input Joe Pringle in Influence 4 Jun 2010 I was invited to present last week at the University of Marylands Human Computer Interaction Labs workshop on Government and Social Media.

OPERATION DRAGON FIRE: BETTER INFORMATION FOR BETTER DECISIONS IN TIMES OF CRISIS

VisionLink

The forums were made possible by seed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; VisionLink’s work was under contract to the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

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

EveryAction

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. Lambda Legal does not charge clients for legal representation or advocacy, and receives no government funding - it depends on contributions from supporters around the country.

2-1-1 Connecting Communities

VisionLink

2-1-1, the phone number used by millions to access information about community services, is celebrated nation-wide today, February 11th. With 90% of the nation covered, are we done yet?

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Part two talks about understanding the challenges.Foundations take on the biggest and gnarliest social problems (if the problems could be easily solved, the private sector or governments would have already figured them out. Read More » Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input Joe Pringle in Influence 4 Jun 2010 I was invited to present last week at the University of Marylands Human Computer Interaction Labs workshop on Government and Social Media.

Gov 2.0 and the Social Sector

Idealware

The same kind of democratizing, collaborative, open source/open content trend that has swept through nonprofit technology now is gathering momentum in local, state and even national government. Unconference” at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Read more about the national efforts here: [link]. On the related blog, you can sign-up to be part of the nonprofit/public sector connection. First, the public wants more, easier, fuller access to government data.

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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. 12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. Governance / @usdsoles.

The DATA Act in the Age of Transparency

Connection Cafe

Mark Twain once said, “The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.” In 2017, the nation’s first open data law, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) moved from a pilot phase to full implementation. federal government spending data.

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U.N. SDGs: Choosing the Right Goals for Your Organization

Connection Cafe

In 2015 all the United Nations member states adopted the impact measurement framework which consists of 17 broad goals, 169 targets and, currently, 232 indicators. Private/public partnerships are imperative to impactful change.

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Text messaging and GOTV: Connect with supporters and drive votes

Mobile Commons

Roman Porter works to identify and develop strategic initiatives at Mobile Commons, primarily focusing on political campaigns and government agencies. Getting out the vote (GOTV) is not only important to politicians and their backers, but providing opportunities for an educated and active electorate makes for good public policy, as well. All Posts Blog government Inspirations nonprofit Our Products

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Letter from Participation Camp: The Digital Divide

Influence

Participation, as we discussed it, relates to lowering the barrier to entry for all citizens in government decisions. My colleague, Andrew Cohen and I were interested in learning about the impact of the recession on public participation. Public Library. Service Nation campaign.

Military Communications in the Age of Social Media

Influence

Earlier this week, I addressed the topic of social media in the military and government on a panel at The Army and The Navy Club in Washington, DC. From my perspective, the central theme of the panel was that social media is a permanent fixture of government communications. cannot be ignored by the government and military. One of the somewhat contentious points raised by the panel was on the topic of how government leaks are enabled by social media.

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