Infographic: A Brief History Of Charitable Giving

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The post Infographic: A Brief History Of Charitable Giving appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Charitable giving has been around 2500BCE when the ancient Hebrews instituted a tax intended to help the poor Now, thousands of years later, people across the globe give their hard earned money to these nonprofit organizations who are committed to solving some of the world’s toughest issues. Americans alone in 2014 gave an estimated $335 […].

Infographic: The Brief History Of Caps Lock

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The post Infographic: The Brief History Of Caps Lock appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Ever feel like screaming at someone over email, so you write the email in all caps? Then, think better of it, and write it in a normal tone.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

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February is Black History Month and while there are countless ways to honor and celebrate black history throughout the year, we’re giving you a place to start by highlighting eight nonprofits that are making major waves in their communities. From ensuring equal access to education to advocating for mental health awareness to creating black history for future generations, all of these organizations inspire us, and we hope they inspire you too. Black History Month

Goodbye Consulting, Hello Museum of Art & History!

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As of May 2, I will be the executive director of the Museum of Art & History at McPherson Center in Santa Cruz, CA (here's the press release ). And then I started learning about the situation at the Museum of Art & History (MAH) in downtown Santa Cruz. Museum of Art and Histor

[Cool Infographic Friday] The History of the Hashtag

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We’re in the History of Community Management Resources!

SocialFish

A few highlights in the infographic below, but check out the full list with resource links here – [link] – which includes Open Community (remember that?) and of course the Essentials of Community Management course (still going super strong!). Thank you to the CR for including my stuff!

[Cool Infographic Friday] The History of Web Design

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The History of Social Networking | Fast Company

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The History of Social Networking | Fast Company: "n case you hadn't heard, social networking is big. As with everything, social networking has a history Sites like Facebook and Twitter dominate the tech news sites with every move they make getting attention. How much are they worth? Who's using them now? What changes are coming?

[Cool Infographic Friday] The History of Social Collaboration

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Social technology has become such a natural habit for most people. If you’re not on Facebook, then Twitter is your first port of call. Communication has become so digitalized that in this day and age, it’s a necessity.

Will Give Local America Be The Largest Crowd Funding Event in History?

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We don’t want nonprofits to miss out on an amazing opportunity to be a part of history, generate new donors, and participate in an exciting new campaign. Note from Beth: Give Local America , powered by Kimbia’s technology, is an effort to coordinate giving days on one platform.

[Cool Infographic Friday] A Brief History of Caps Lock

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This one is quite possibly my favorite so far. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Potluck

Earliest donor wall in history?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

So I was in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and I end up looking at this fairly nondescript statuary. What was the significance of this? The museum had a placard next to it (which I will reprint in its entirety): Marble inscribed statue base. Roman, ca. 160-170. Fletcher Fund, 1926 (26.60.70a,b).

Earliest donor wall in history?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

So I was in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and I end up looking at this fairly nondescript statuary. What was the significance of this? The museum had a placard next to it (which I will reprint in its entirety): Marble inscribed statue base. Roman, ca. 160-170. Fletcher Fund, 1926 (26.60.70a,b).

Favorite Software and Hardware for Museums and History Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup offers many donated and discounted products for nonprofit museums and history organizations, such as historical sites and societies, of every type. Get the tech you need to realize your mission!

Nancy Frates: Why my family started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The rest is history | Talk Video | TED.com

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The rest is history | Talk Video | TED.com : "In a brave talk, his mom Nancy Frates tells the story of how the family developed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and took great pleasure in seeing everyone from Justin Timberlake to Bill Gates take part" ''via Blog this Nancy Frates: Why my family started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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This event continues and builds on the legacy of the COOL National Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, spanning an incredible 32+ year history. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

A Brief History of Nonprofit Organizations (And What We Can Learn)

NonProfit Hub

Though the idea of helping and giving back to others has existed since Biblical times, nonprofit organizations in the United States have a much shorter history. Let’s take a look at what we can learn from the history of nonprofit organizations. Below, you’ll find some key turning points in the history of the nonprofit sector and what we can learn from them. For the first time in the nation’s history, people came together to fundraise on a global scale.

Keeping the Rich History of Virginia Preserved and Secure

Tech Soup Blog

The museum and library preserves the rich history of the Northern Neck through its collections, exhibits, tours, and educational programs. Celebrating a Region Rich with History. There is a $5 fee to use the library, but it is open to the public for history and genealogy research.

The Games Art Historians Play: Online Game-based Learning in Art History and Museum Contexts – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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The Games Art Historians Play: Online Game-based Learning in Art History and Museum Contexts – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education : "Considering a few models within my own discipline of art history will orient colleagues curious about venturing down this pedagogical path, but, as with any learning tool, game-based learning will have to fit the specific context of a given course or program.

NpTech History Archive

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Maybe we need an NPtech History Archive from Gavin's Flickr Photo Stream. Gavin has posted some early photos of the founding meetings for Aspiration, NTEN, and the NSNT on flickr. He notes they were all taken with a Sony Picturebook mini-laptop with built-in camera.

Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic

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Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic : his means that this vast trove of social traffic is essentially invisible to most analytics programs. I call it DARK SOCIAL. It shows up variously in programs as "direct" or "typed/bookmarked" traffic, which implies to many site owners that you actually have a bookmark or typed in www.theatlantic.com into your browser. But that's not actually what's happening a lot of the time.

SOS: Save Our Site! How Libraries Can Preserve Local Online History

Tech Soup Blog

Websites, blog posts, social media, online news — all of these are part of your community's history, but all are ephemeral in nature. The project will create more than 30 TB of community history web archives and a suite of open educational resources, from guides to videos.

Buffalo’s Young Preservations Use SMS to Preserve Local History

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According to the BYP website: [We are] motivated by a love for Buffalo and its history, both bright and grim. 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.

Developing a Participatory, Provocative History Project at a Small Museum in Minnesota: Interview with Mary Warner

Museum 2.0

I called Mary to learn more about this brilliant example of a small museum thinking in big and courageous ways about community participation in local history. Like most of our projects here, it’s a case of organic development based on our mission, which is Morrison County history.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Donors want to feel that your organization and staff know and care about them, and the best way to do this on a large scale is to maintain accurate and accessible data, so that fundraisers can quickly and easily view relationship history and important details about a donor.

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A Short, Recent History of Nonprofit Website Design and Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit website design and online fundraising have dramatically changed in recent years due to the rapid rise of social media and mobile communications.

Want to Work at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History? Now's Your Chance.

Museum 2.0

This week, I''m celebrating three years on the job as the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. This spring marked a big conceptual shift for me and the museum. We are now squarely out of turnaround and into growth mode.

Guest Post: Using Visitor Participation to Improve Object Labels at the San Diego Natural History Museum

Museum 2.0

Last month, I learned about a fabulous, simple participatory experiment called “Case by Case” at the San Diego Museum of Natural History that uses visitor feedback to develop more effective object labels.

Your Google Search History — The Fun and Creepy Truth

Tech Soup Blog

Last spring, Google made our entire search histories available for download and viewing. Because I like to use anonymous non-tracking browsers like Duck Duck Go or StartPage , my Google search history is spotty, but I was surprised at how much I use it anyway.

Dell's History at Home in D.C. - Faster Forward

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From Rob Pegoraro's Washington Post BlogDell's History at Home in D.C. Faster Forward: "Dell's History at Home in D.C.Earlier this afternoon, Dell founder Michael Dell stopped by the Smithsonian Castle to hand over one of the first machines his company made--a squat desktop built in 1985, when the firm went by the name 'PC's Limited' and made its home at an Austin office park's cul-de-sac

A Short, Recent History of Nonprofit Website Design and Online Fundraising | Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits

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A Short, Recent History of Nonprofit Website Design and Online Fundraising | Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits : Nonprofit website design and online fundraising have dramatically changed in recent years due to the rapid rise of social media and mobile communications.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Also worth considering: your software should provide easily-browsed and highly-sortable donation history for each contact.

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Blueprint Book Club Part 1: How Do You Create a Future-Thinking History Museum?

Museum 2.0

Imagine you've just been tasked with developing an innovative, future-thinking national museum for your country's history. Blueprint is the story of a group of people who tried to create a Dutch Museum of National History (INNL).

Google - My Search History

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Via Ida Takes Tea , just discovered Google - My Search History. Takes the place of looking in your browser history through a slew of google searches for that great site you forgot to bookmark. It has a calendar interface so you can search your search history by date. Haven't played with it yet so don't know if this is a good thing or not. Information overload effects memory and this tool from google is ginko biloba

Daily DoGooder: Make Agent Orange History

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Change the world, one video at a time.Make Agent Orange History| 2:19 Make Agent Orange History Some 12 million gallons of Agent Orange, a highly toxic herbicide linked to cancers, diabetes, birth defects and other disabilities, were sprayed over South Vietnam by the U.S.

Blueprint Book Club Part 2: Museums as Battlefields in the History Wars

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This post is the second in a series of reactions to Blueprint , a book chronicling the rise and fall of the Dutch Museum of National History (INNL) in 2008-2011. The NMA was accused of presenting a “black armband” view of Australia’s history (i.e.,

Vanity Fair on the History of the Internet and the World and Everything

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Vanity Fair has a totally awesome oral history of the internet. Surprisingly, few books have been written that cover the full history of the Internet, from progenitors such as Vannevar Bush and J. Tags: history

Keeping history alive and lost productivity in the office

Connection Cafe

Most often we told people he was a history professor as that was the easiest way to explain it. My 9-year old son has become a history buff – particularly World War II and the Civil War. I hope grandpa and grandma can go to share the family time and create fond memories like the ones I cherish, as well as share the history of our country. It’s cool how technology can help keep history alive (and keep me from doing my day job).

Change Ahead: I'm Shifting from Local to Global in 2019

Museum 2.0

In mid-2019, I will transition out of my role as the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) to focus full-time on leading OF/BY/FOR ALL, an emerging global movement to build more inclusive community institutions. To make history.

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Blending Old and New Tech to Make History Come to Life - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Blending Old and New Tech to Make History Come to Life - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "The site has been in an open test for the past year and won the 2011 Webby Award for the best site for a charitable organization.

Keep Better Contact Records with the Personal Email to Notes Feature

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For every contact that receives the message, a Contact History of "Personal Email" will be recorded on their record. The user for the Contact History entry will be the user linked to the BCCed email address. For fundraisers, the clarity of each donor contact record matters.

How to Use Your Play History to Find Your New Year's Dreams

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In the book, he talks about recording your play history: "The primary purpose of the play history is to get us back in touch with the joy that we have all experienced at some point in our lives. I decided to use my play history as a guideline for my dreams for 2011.

Quick Hit: My Work with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

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I've now been the Director of The Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz for two months. She is also working to bring into closer harmony the museum's dual mission: to be a repository for local history artifacts and to promote art exhibitions.