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

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?

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Goodbye Consulting, Hello Museum of Art & History!

Museum 2.0

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 ). Because of the increased workload I expect in the months to come, as well as the likely possibility that we will start a Museum of Art & History blog, I'm lowering my Museum 2.0 And then I started learning about the situation at the Museum of Art & History (MAH) in downtown Santa Cruz. Museum of Art and History

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.

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.

How do you import your employee and training history records into an LMS?

Gyrus

Does your LMS support Historical Data Transfer and Integration? How do we make a smooth transition and save time and energy in the process

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.

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! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic.

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.

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! Here's our guide to what's most popular with our over 8,000 museum TechSoup members. Plus we've got some tips on some less well-known programs that are useful for museums. Create Striking Exhibits with Adobe and Autodesk Design Tools.

Interactive Timeline Brings a Non-Profit’s History to Life

Wild Apricot

Showcasing your non-profit’s history helps to establish its stability, to build trust, and to communicate the general development of the organization and its mission. But let’s face it, those “Our History” pages can be deadly dull! What if your website visitors could explore by clicking around a colorful timeline, instead? read more ).

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. The MBWML's website explains how the collection is a reflection of ever-changing, rich history: "Every item, every aspect, has a story and a connection proving that history is neither static nor carved in stone. Keeping History Protected.

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). The base is said to have been found near Rome, but the inscription is in Greek.

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). The base is said to have been found near Rome, but the inscription is in Greek.

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.

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. In an era of financial straits and foreclosures, it’s easy for cities to become run-down—especially when there’s no simple way to count and label the buildings, houses, and other structures that need saving.

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

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

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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. This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about.

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

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It’s essentially a curriculum on the history of voting rights and the importance of voting. It walks high school students through why their vote matters and goes into the history of voting rights movements. Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years. From GOTV to grassroots organizing, their efforts have helped create unprecedented levels of engagement from young people.

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 IMLS recently awarded the Internet Archive's Archive-It service a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant from its Continuing Education in Curating Collections program for the project Community Webs: Empowering Public Librarians to Create Community History Web Archives.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

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Also worth considering: your software should provide easily-browsed and highly-sortable donation history for each contact. Use your donor software data to research Vince’s engagement history and determine what types of calls-to-action he’s answered in the past and try to recruit him for similar things in the future.

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The History of Social Media [Infographic]

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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).

Infographic: The Brief History Of Caps Lock

TechImpact

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. When did all caps lock statements, or words within statements, get started? What words and phrases are caps locked the most in tweets? Happy Labor Day! Enjoy this fun infographic! Image courtesy of SocialFish.

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. On the days I did use it, my history revealed where I was and what I was doing and thinking online throughout each day. " Steps to View Your Google Search History. Open google.com/history in your browser.

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. For example, we’re interested in GLBT and Jewish histories in our County – how do we get those stories? How do we get the history of the poor?

NpTech History Archive

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Hence, they're pretty lousy photos. An early video from the Riders Conference in Kansas City in 2000 was discovered on Blip.TV.

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.

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. Using the Wayback Machine – a website that allows you to view archived screenshots of your website all the way back to 1996, below is an exploration of how the World Wildlife Fund’s website and online fundraising campaigns have evolved since 2008.

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. In three years, our attendance has tripled, we''ve built a solid financial footing, and our involvement in the community has increased. But there''s still plenty of work to do. We spent three years doing more with less.

Keep Better Contact Records with the Personal Email to Notes Feature

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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. A clean and complete contact record saves time and provides fundraisers with the full picture. Development teams need to know how the relationship with each donor has evolved over the years.

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 […].

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

SocialFish

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. To observe this year’s twin anniversaries, Vanity Fair set out to do something that has never been done: to compile an oral history, speaking with scores of people involved in every stage of the Internet’s development, from the 1950s onward. Tags: history

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

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). Still seething from the outcome, they didn't mince words; in the foreword, they state that "the rise and fall of the Museum of National History will be recorded as confirmation of a range of Dutch deficiencies."

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. Taking folks’ feedback, we created a label and are leaving that object on the floor as evidence that we actually are using people’s feedback (it also accomplished our goal of “more natural history objects on the floor”).

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

Beth Kanter

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. Last year, Give Local America raised more than $53 million from more than 306,000 gifts in 2014.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Twitter As Charitable Giving Spreader: A Brief History and Meta Analysis of Fundraising With Twitter

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Great material re Twitter fundraising From Beth KanterBeth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Twitter As Charitable Giving Spreader: A Brief History and Meta Analysis of Fundraising With Twitter: "Twitter As Charitable Giving Spreader: A Brief History and Meta Analysis of Fundraising With TwitterLast August, I saw the impact of Twitter's velocity first-hand with a fundraising experiment

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. I'm the one with the "Princess Leia" hairdo Instead of thinking about what I want to achieve in 2011, I'm focusing on how I want to play! As regular readers know, I re-read Play by Stuart Brown over the holidays.

[Cool Infographic Friday] The History of the Hashtag

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We’re in the History of Community Management Resources!

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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! From the Trenches Implementation Industry Insider Nimble Nonprofit Open Community

[Cool Infographic Friday] The History of Web Design

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

Museum 2.0

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. Regan was struck by the similarities between the controversy around the Dutch Museum of National History and the issues that surrounded the National Museum of Australia when it opened ten years ago. The NMA was accused of presenting a “black armband” view of Australia’s history (i.e.,