Solutions to stop Plastic Pollution [People, Tech, Organizations, Governments]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

People, Tech, Organizations, Governments]. Governments, Organizations, and millions of people are stepping up. How Governments are taking action to Reduce Plastic Pollution. Governments, Social Enterprises, NGOs, and Consumers. Solutions to stop Plastic Pollution.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And much more… Washington, D.C. Even in the tough fiscal environment in Washington, we get good hearings from both Republicans and Democrats. Kipp has been a leading software developer in the region, creating software around election monitoring and government transparency just to name a few. We were supposed to start our visit with a very high government official, but instead Kipp took me over to Nairobi Women’s Hospital.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

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. The Corps Network / Washington, DC / TBA. 2019 Washington Nonprofit Conference. ASAE / Washington, DC / TBD.

Iranian protesters avoid censorship with Navy technology - Washington Times

AFP Blog

From the Washington TimesIranian protesters avoid censorship with Navy technology - Washington Times: "he system of proxy servers that disguise a user's Internet traffic is now operated by a nonprofit, the Tor Project, that is independent from the U.S. government and military and is used all over the world

Not your father's government agency

Connection Cafe

Last week Washington played host to a few events of note for folks interested in government and social media (aka Web 2.0, State Department hosted the first government TED event: TED@State. Clay Shirky spoke about how social media is allowing citizens to engage with (or navigate around) government in the US and internationally, and made the point that governments can no longer expect to establish one-way communications. in Government.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (Again)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As part of the large national award we received from the Department of Education, we are spending a lot more time in Washington. It takes time to get a formal policy declaration from any government agency, and we want an expedited decision so that we can be delivering these textbooks to students in September at the start of the new school year.

Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

Beth Kanter

I’m in Washington, DC today to kick off a training event for Give to the Max Day , a one-day fundraising event on November 9, 2011 that will unite local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC communities to support nonprofits serving the area. The fundraising goal for Give to the Max Day is to get 35,000 people to support their favorite regional charity, raising more than $3 million in donations and grants in just 24 hours!

New Yorker: Phone Calls are the Most Effective Way to Petition the Government, “Short of Showing Up in Person”

Mobile Commons

Over the past few months, the New Yorker writes , so many people have called the government that “voice mail filled up and landlines began blurting out busy signals.” Long answer: The article runs through the history of phones in Washington, starting with Rutherford B. The post New Yorker: Phone Calls are the Most Effective Way to Petition the Government, “Short of Showing Up in Person” appeared first on Mobile Commons.

Phone 40

Nonprofit Advocacy Can Be a Force Multiplier for Social Change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For many years, people frequently suggested that Benetech , the nonprofit tech company I founded and lead, get more involved in Washington, DC policy and legislative action. Like many philanthropists and social entrepreneurs who are eager to make large-scale change, we found that redirecting government policy and funding to more effective approaches offers tremendous leverage for realizing national (and international) impact.

Open Government: A Recap of TransparencyCamp

Frogloop

After returning from TransparencyCamp last week, I described the vibe this way: There were so many moments at TransparencyCamp when I felt I was in the presence of an exuberant volunteer corps of pioneers or astronauts determined to remap the space between citizens and the institutions we’ve set up to govern us in a much more direct way. "We have brought the techies and the policy wonks together, and they aren't that different." said Greg Elin of the Sunlight Foundation.

Perfect Storm for Government Innovation Online: Vivek Kundra

Influence

The Obama Administration announced yesterday what had been widely expected, that Vivek Kundra, former Chief Technology Officer of the Washington DC government, would be taking on the role of Federal Chief Information Officer. It's been mentioned that one initiative of Kundra will be to make accessible government data - using a site Data.gov , which is not yet online.

DC 40

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. Independent Sector / Washington, DC / $1,625. ARNOVA / Washington, DC / $380. Wellstone Action / Washington, DC / $140. It also offers an interactive opportunity to discuss key forms and governing documents(Form 1023 and Forms 990 and 990-PF.). 2017 Washington Nonprofit Conference.

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. 14th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 14th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. Governing well is one of the most profound ways to help our communities.

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. The transition team says the new administration will seek to expand the transparency of how the government works and give Americans new ways to participate in deliberations and decision-making. For example, Vivek Kundra, the Washington, D.C. government CTO, spoke about how DC has created more than 200 data feeds on D.C.

Open Government: A Recap of TransparencyCamp - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

60) Search « New Study: The Power of the Premium: Convincing Prospective Donors to Give | Main | 5 Quick Steps to Better SEO » Friday Mar 13 2009 Open Government: A Recap of TransparencyCamp Friday, March 13, 2009 at 12:32AM | by Tracy Viselli "We have brought the techies and the policy wonks together, and they arent that different." There are several ways anyone can join, continue and help grow the discussion centered around government transparency.

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.

Tools 105

Text GIVE to 62262 to Send a Text Message Donation to the Obama Campaign

Mobile Commons

The Washington Post reports : Officials said the service will be available almost immediately for Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. All Posts Blog Company News Customer News government Use CasesToday, the Obama campaign announced the huge news that they will be accepting political donations over text message – the first campaign in history to do so. That means anybody can now donate $10 to Obama straight from their mobile phones.

Make Your Nonprofit Board Meetings Magical

BoardAssist

There is almost always a major issue looming, be it the impending loss of a large funder, the shift in government interest away from (or to!) The agenda plays a key role in keeping the board focused where it needs to be: governance and big issues. Even if you’re not the one creating the agenda, feel to provide gentle feedback about it to your chair or governance committee. Since 2002, Bob has been executive director of the Jovid Foundation in Washington, DC.

DC 43

Amanda Moskowitz Testimony on The Power of BusTime to Revolutionize Transit

Mobile Commons

She also suggested the ways in which text messaging can connect all government agencies with their citizens. I am the General Manager at Mobile Commons, a mobile technology and strategy provider to multiple government agencies, companies, and nonprofits in New York City and around the country. We live in an era when new technology is revolutionizing how governments can communicate with residents. All Posts Blog Company News government Text Messages

Capital Area Foreclosure Network Launches Mortgage Counseling by Text

Mobile Commons

CAFN is a joint project of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington. Customer News government nonprofit Use CasesWith the mortgage crisis continuing to affect thousands of families across America, banks and nonprofits alike are looking for effective ways to help people stay out of foreclosure.

Press 50

Chris Dodd stunned by tech’s ability to “communicate directly with consumers”

Mobile Commons

The article asked the question, “Can the Internet industry, along with legions of newly politicized Web users, be a new force in Washington?”. government media Press Success Stories Successes Why Mobile CommonsLast week, the New York Times featured an article about the success of the recent anti-SOPA activism across the tech industry. Even SOPA’s backers were surprised by the outpouring of activism from concerned citizens across the country.

MTA Bus Time™ Hits 1 Million Text Requests – press release

Mobile Commons

& Washington St. All Posts Blog Company News Customer News government Success StoriesThe MTA’s revolutionary Bus Time™ initiative – the mobile service that provides customers with real-time information on the nearest bus – has just passed a major milestone. Since the service launched its first borough-wide expansion in January 2012, riders have sent 1 million text messages requesting transit info.

Press 52

Connect Supporters with Local Elected Officials using Local Advocacy

EveryAction

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. Finally, here's an example of what your supporters based in Washington, DC could see if your organization was targeting the Mayor's Office and City Council: Haven't made the switch to EveryAction yet?

Local 100

Gov 2.0 and the Social Sector

Idealware

“Change” may not be coming to Washington as fast as we expected a year ago. 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. From my point of view, this data may start as your data, yet once it passes to the government, it becomes public data.

Chile 48

Mark Your Calendars – SUMMER SOLSTICE 2017

SocialFish

Come to The Solar Foundation ’s seventh annual Summer Solstice event on June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC! Hogan Lovells, LLP, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC. This fundraiser brings together partners, allies, and friends to enjoy a beautiful summer night in Washington, D.C. On the evening of June 22, celebrate and network with leaders in policy, government, industry, nonprofit, legal, and other fields for an upscale cocktail hour, panel discussion, and rooftop reception.

Mobile Commons Anti-SOPA/PIPA Successes – Press Release

Mobile Commons

Sites such as Tumblr may not be Washington insiders with traditional lobbying efforts, but they were able to harness their massive reach and make their voices heard.”. Mobile Commons enables government agencies, non-profits, and brands to reach people on the device they use most – their mobile phone. government Press Press ReleasesMobile Commons Empowers Citizens To Fight Anti-Piracy Bills With More Than 200,000 Calls To Congress In 24 Hours.

Press 40

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. We have gathered an outstanding group of field experts to teach how to build and sustain this kind of governance. Governance / @usdsoles. Governance. DMA / Washington, DC / Not available. Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) / Washington, DC / Not available. Join us in Washington, D.C., Washington Nonprofit Legal and Tax Conference.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 112: Tips for a Successful Hill Day

Connection Cafe

Tune in to hear Sandra talk with Sally Ehrenfried, Blackbaud’s principal government relations leader, about what makes a meeting with a legislator successful, how to prepare to walk into a meeting, and how to follow up after a meeting. Quotes: “What I do in Washington, generally, is I translate what is happening in Washington to the donor community and then I help donors translate what they do and their concerns to Congress.”. “I

Please Join VisionLink In Welcoming Aaron Titus To Our Proud Family!

VisionLink

Aaron has spent seven years as the Privacy Fellow for the Washington DC policy institute Liberty Coalition. Aaron Titus’ work has been covered in countless newspapers and news media outlets, including the Washington Post, New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, ABC, MSNBC, and NPR. He has testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

Utah 132

What’s up with consumer data privacy?

3rd Sector Labs

There’s been a lot of recent activity coming out of Washington, DC … it’s a good time for an update. Consumer Data Privacy Activities in Washington. The Washington Post Editorial Board published an opinion piece advocating on the side of consumer rights. We need to understand how potential changes in government policy and the law may impact us down the road … impact our ability to acquire and use data, impact our own data governance policies.

Data 115

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.

Law 40

Vote for DataMasher in Apps for America 2

Influence

Expo in Washington on Sept. Tags: Communication Government Transparency Strategy Technology Over the past month, I had the privilege of being the Forum One Project Manager for a fun, open-source web application development contest: the Apps for America 2: Data.gov Challenge.

Entrepreneurship and Internet Diplomacy in the Muslim and Arab World

Influence

One year later, April 26-27, 2010, more than 260 people from over 60 countries gathered in Washington, DC for an unprecedented two-day Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by President Obama and the U.S. We are also engaging with the Government of Iraq through the development of new web portals that will assist with project management and connecting with citizens of the country. Tags: Influence Events Collaboration Communication Events Government

Qatar 56

The Message in the Cryptex

Gavin's Digital Diner

To that, well… I’ve always felt Marion Barry, the former Washington DC mayor, put it eloquently (in three little words): “Get over it.&# Tags: Advocacy Civil Society Community Government & Politics NPTech Technology Web/Tech Different venues, different audiences, but the same query: Six times in as many months, I stood in front of a group asking (perhaps demanding) that I answer the same question.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Strategic Advantage team at VisionLink concluded a three-day engagement in the Washington DC area last week — a significant convening of the top executives of public and private industry leaders in the fields of technology, social media, crisis management, multiple levels of federal government and academia.

The Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase "Mash Pit" (Vote for DataMasher!)

Influence

Expo Showcase in Washington, DC today. Tags: Events Government Transparency We're attending the Gov 2.0 The day will be capped by a demonstration of the top three finalists in the Apps for America 2 contest. This will be accompanied by a quick final call for votes prior to an announcement of the winner by Sunlight Labs. The first place winner takes home a $10,000 prize. Speaking of which, there is still time to vote for Forum One's DataMasher. Thanks!).

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.

New Tool Keeps Board Members on Right Side of Tracks

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASENew Tool Keeps Board Members on Right Side of Tracks: "New Tool Keeps Board Members on Right Side of Tracks WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ BoardSource, the national voice of nonprofit governance, released The Nonprofit Dashboard: A Tool for Tracking Progress, written by Lawrence M.

Track 100