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Do Something’s mobile campaign wins NYTimes plaudits – and motivates millions of teens

Mobile Commons

This weekend, the New York Times chronicled how the charity Do Something is revolutionizing its outreach to young people by taking its message mobile. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Do Something provides teenagers concrete steps they can take to do good in their local communities. Projects range from recycling bottles to collecting used jeans for the homeless to brainstorming new ways to reduce energy consumption.

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7 LGBT Tech Projects You Need to Know

Tech Soup Blog

SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) is a New York City-based organization that provides services and advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender elders. event will be in New York City in October. Liberating Ourselves Locally.

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Are Online Vote-for-Me Contests A Good Idea?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jared Paul, the co-founder of a new nonprofit that has a focus on homeless youth and one of the winners of the $25,000 in the first phase of Chase's Giving Community Contest offered to share his thoughts. Note from Beth: There has been a variety of criticism of contests.

Openness Transforms the Nonprofit CRM Business | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

It’s been a cascade of announcements all about the new platform strategies of what is rapidly developing into the Blackbaud and Convio camps. And then yesterday, on the 17th, Convio issued their own press release, heck their own mini-website about a new CRM they’ve developed for nonprofits using as the underlying platform. The Open Platform: Convio’s new offering on is another evolutionary step for the nonprofit world.

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