Mobile for Good: Fire Phone, Locking Down Data, and Services for the Homeless

Tech Soup Blog

From apps to new devices to connected home objects that can be controlled with your phone, the market is saturated with all things mobile. I'll also update you on the "kill switch" initiatives as well as a nonprofit that's using mobile services to alleviate homelessness.

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Ali Forney Center Saves Time and Effort with Norton Security

Tech Soup Blog

Forney continually helped other youth that were facing similar difficult circumstances, and he became a public advocate for improving safety for homeless youth until his life was tragically cut short. In an average week, the organization sees more than 250 new clients.

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Kickass Government Job! Be the Webmaster for the NYC Campaign Finance Board | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

job%3F 2008-06-09+01%3A21%3A02 Allan+Benamer Ok, very rarely do I do consulting jobs and I decided a couple of weeks ago to do some part-time consulting for the New York City Campaign Finance Board. Imagine applying all that neat stuff at Netsquared or when Beth talks about social media to New York City politics. This is your chance to join the new wave of public-service techies who are making public sector websites relevant to the next generation!

Take shower selfie challenge to fight AIDS | Business Standard News

AFP Blog

Reality TV star and AIDS activist Jack Mackenroth has launched the HIV Shower Selfie Challenge to help raise money for Housing Works, a New York-based non-profit organisation fighting to end AIDS and homelessness globally by 2030." ''via Blog this Take shower selfie challenge to fight AIDS | Business Standard News : "If you are done with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, pull up your shirts for the HIV Shower Selfie Challenge.

WRT54GX4 in the wild | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Current Projects , Wireless WRT54GX4 in the wild 07.13.06 | 67 4 Comments [link] WRT54GX4+in+the+wild 2006-07-13+05%3A07%3A05 Allan+Benamer So I’ve deployed the WRT54GX4 in an undisclosed location in Harriman State Park in upstate New York. I would love for new firmware to appear that would give it WDS (wireless distribution system) capabilities.

7 Keys to an Effective Social Media Ambassador Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Do you say homeless people or individuals experiencing homelessness?… Bonus points if you can provide exclusive members-only perks like the Austin Public Library does with sneak peeks to new program developments or behind-the-scenes looks at sold-out events.

How to build your Nonprofit’s Budget – Collaborate!

BoardAssist

On the other hand, a homeless shelter cannot turn away the needy when the building becomes full. For the homeless shelter, the number of clients is too variable to form the basis of a budget. The homeless shelter budgets expenses by analyzing historical trends and relying on expert predictions of future trends. The process used by the homeless shelter does not have a widely agreed upon name. When this happens, the budget should be revised to include the new programs.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

Writer and author of New York Times best seller "Bad Feminist," modern-day feminist icon Roxane Gay is a force of nature. She bucked traditional corset-dominated fashion and instead designed clothing for women that suited their new, post-War experience, pioneering and popularizing a new feminine style that was sporty, casual, and chic. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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10 Types of Nonprofits That Absolutely Must Add Themselves to Foursquare

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Libraries :: New York Public Library. Food banks and homeless shelters: St. Foursquare now has 1.6 million users. That may not seem like very many compared to Facebook’s 465 million users, but Foursquare is only one year-old and growing quickly.

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Meet Gen Z Philanthropist Sejal Makheja, Founder Elevator Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Perhaps you’ve been reading about Gen Z and that they’re tech savvy, passionate about doing good, and might just shake up philanthropy. I recently read an article in the New York Times about conference for Gen Z who were learning entrepreneurial skills.

Research Friday: Government contracting part II: Adapting in an era of less

ASU Lodestar Center

Organizations reliant on government funding continue to experience a “death by a thousand cuts,” says NFF client Sharon Stapel, Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project. “In homeless family; it is more proactive and cost-effective to focus on. posted by.

Lady Gaga & Celebrity Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

As part of her Monster Ball tour, she partnered with Virgin Mobile and Volunteermatch to give free premium concert tickets to volunteers who gave eight hours or more lending a hand to organizations serving homeless youth. Her call to action inspired over 30,000 hours of community service and a new wave of attention on homeless youth. Author: Rachel Muir. Lady Gaga & Celebrity Philanthropy. No doubt about it, Lady Gaga is a conversation starter.

Twenty "Fearless" Changemakers

Have Fun - Do Good

Sayu Bhojwani | The New American Leaders Project | New York, NY The New American Leaders Project prepares immigrants for civic leadership using a curriculum to train new community leaders seeking appointed office.

We Want YOU to Help Scale Up Mobile for the Common Good

Tech Soup Blog

Without it, it can be difficult to find a home, apply for a job, sign up for classes, make homeless shelter reservations or find soup kitchens. have learned how to program on mobile devices, and people who are homeless have received subsidized services and devices.

Jenny Dirksen Dishes on Cause Marketing in Restaurants

Frogloop

Instead, Jenny is a “cause marketer” in charge of Meyer's charitable efforts to help homeless and disadvantaged people. Care2's Dana Weissman sat down with Jenny to discuss her position at Union Square Hospitality Group and her role in shaping the high-stakes game of cause marketing in New York City and across the country

A Few Reviews of The Networked Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the most gratifying things about the publication of the book, The Networked Nonprofit , is that it has re-connected me to colleagues and past clients as well as making connections to new people. @Clamo88 (Claire Murray) is a technologist who works for human service agencies.

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Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

I live now in New York, but before moving there in the autumn, I was based in London for a few years. I haven’t said anything revolutionary, and I haven’t said anything new. It can be the buoy that helps create new partners and builds bridges.

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Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

First, no trains, buses, or planes moved to or from New York City. Then, one of his cousins texted directions based on a new smartphone application called “Waze,” which crowdsources data from nearby drivers to create real-time traffic and road reports and find the best routes.

#ThankYouWednesday After A Successful #GivingTuesday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday was the fourth Giving Tuesday , a global day of community-driven philanthropy. Today is ThankYouWednesday because it was a huge success, including financial with 52% increase in giving.

16 Million 2-1-1 Calls in 2009

VisionLink

VisionLink''s Role VisionLink customers are among those providing 2-1-1 services, from New York to Washington state, from Florida to Maine, and here in our own state of Colorado--and for many regional and metropolitan systems in between. We are particularly pleased to support those partnerships that weave 2-1-1 operations into a more holistic effort, such as when integrated with elder care, homeless management, or disaster response.

Tis the Season for Creativity in Holiday/Year-end Giving – Share your gift opportunity here

Connection Cafe

Our founder and CSO, Vinay Bhagat was quoted last week in The New York Times about the trend, and today our client American Red Cross was also written up in the Times about their first "Gifts that Save the Day" catalogue. Author: Tad Druart. With the Holiday Giving season ramping and the recession having a negative impact on donations, charities are expanding their eCommerce offerings to better meet consumer’s needs.

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Volunteering in (Belated) Honor of National Volunteer Week!

NTEN

On April 16, the NTEN team in Portland spent the afternoon volunteering at Schoolhouse Supplies , in belated honor of National Volunteer Week.

Google Voice: A New Tool For Nonprofits But Not So Great for Community Voicemail

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In the past, I was responsible for handling the technical side of Community Voicemail for New York City. It’s admirable goal was to provide free voicemail accounts for homeless clients throughout the city. At its peak, we had thousands of voicemail accounts being routed out of the office of the Coalition for the Homeless. When it was bought out by Google, Grandcentral unfortunately stopped giving out new accounts.

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10 Ideas for Firefox Extensions That Could Change the World!

Social Actions

For example, what if you typed: "volunteer: homeless New York" and got directed to the search results page on search.socialactions.com for the keywords 'homeless' and 'New York' for only the Volunteer action type, ie this URL: [link] - Peter Deitz.

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.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Mason, Ohio: Help Create an App for Homeless to Manage Money More Effectively. Buffalo, New York: Essential Data Management. Wellington, New Zealand: Set Your Email Newsletter on Fire | Net2Welly Oct '17 Meetup. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season.

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

homeless (28). new orleans (10). new york (2). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

homeless (28). new orleans (10). new york (2). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

Google Voice: A New Tool For Nonprofits But Not So Great for Community Voicemail

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In the past, I was responsible for handling the technical side of Community Voicemail for New York City. It’s admirable goal was to provide free voicemail accounts for homeless clients throughout the city. At its peak, we had thousands of voicemail accounts being routed out of the office of the Coalition for the Homeless. When it was bought out by Google, Grandcentral unfortunately stopped giving out new accounts.

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450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

For several years now, January 1st not only means the beginning of the New Year, but also an opportunity to look at trends in year-end fundraising emails from nonprofit organizations. That’s a new record. Thank You and Happy New Year! Breaking: New Match Gift Challenge.

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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. Projects range from recycling bottles to collecting used jeans for the homeless to brainstorming new ways to reduce energy consumption. To name just one: Do Something sends a biweekly email to its members giving them ideas for new projects they can undertake, targeted around their areas of interest.

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Net2Local November Event Preview

Tech Soup Blog

We’d love to help you start a new meetup. New York, NY: Facebook for Nonprofits: Moving Your Marketing Beyond the Like. San Francisco: Let’s Learn About Project Homeless Connect SF: Discussion and Brainstorming.

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

Buffalo, New York: What Are Realistic IT Goals for Our Nonprofits? Atrisco, New Mexico: Working Group and Help Desk: Bring Your Projects and Tech Challenges. Mason, Ohio: Help Create an App for Homeless to Manage Money More Effectively.

Crafting Sticky, Emotional Stories That Reach Your Audience

Tech Soup Blog

For instance, take this long, amazing story, Invisible Child: Girl in the Shadows: Dasani's Homeless Life by Andrea Elliott, published in The New York Times. Remember the old woman who lived in a shoe? Or the man who stepped in a puddle up to his middle?

Why Your Nonprofit Should Be A Big Listener

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One day you can be talking about ‘hydraulic fracturing,’ the next day you’re talking about ‘fracking,’ and then the next day someone comes up with a new, more punchy word for it. Are people more compassionate to animals, more generous towards the homeless?

Road Trip! Fundraising, Advocacy, Community Building, Storytelling and Recruitment on the Road.

Frogloop

telling the stories of homeless individuals across the United States has been well documented. The road trippers also made stops for advocacy events in Boston and New York before concluding in Washington DC. We so often focus on learning from innovative online campaigns that we miss out on opportunities to integrate offline cause communities and grassroots advocacy.

The Young and Generous: A New Research Report from Network for Good

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" My first thought when I opened this email from Katya Andresen , VP Marketing, Network for Good , pointing me to some new research, " The Young and the Generous " (you have to register to download) was about fried green tomatoes. homeless.???

Grandcentral Redux or a Requiem for CVM? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Unfortunately, this means my organization or even New York City can’t get the same treatment as San Francisco. Steve Albertson here, from Community Voice Mail (www.cvm.org), the nonprofit providing voice mail to over 40,000 homeless and “phoneless&# people in need in 39 U.S. Google Voice: A New Tool For Nonprofits But Not So Great for Community Voicemail | Non-Profit Tech Blog said: [.]

Writing for Change Conference: An Interview with Elizabeth Pomada

Have Fun - Do Good

We are both from New York, but felt that California was the right place to be. And then, of course, we have Riane Eisler , whose new book is about the wealth of nations, speaking, and she, too, is an idealist. EP: Well, Mayor Newsom has already given Michael the green hat, from San Francisco Green, because he works with the project Homeless Connect people. And if you can think of other new ideas, we'd love to hear from you.

Asking the community for its opinion about Non-Profit Tech Blog podcasts | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Podcast , Polls New poll on Non-Profit Tech Blog Podcasts 05.02.08 | 3409 No Comments [link] New+poll+on+Non-Profit+Tech+Blog+Podcasts 2008-05-02+14%3A43%3A50 Allan+Benamer The blog had 600 podcast downloads last month and I figure that’s time to consider upgrading their quality.

The “magic” IVR | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

These clients are homeless so without our org’s snail mail address they could not effectively communicate with the outside world. Practically everything — checks, letters from family and loved ones, communications with parole officers, the whole gamut of communications between a homeless client and his or her social services. To PlumVoice’s credit, I have not had to ask them to build any new applications for us.

Confessions in Cairo!!! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In many respects, it was like being in New York, working with a similarly sized non-profit.

Google Trends and OSS CMS Trends | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Fascinating: New York is DEFINITELY not geeky. Jons Web Log said: Christmas Outperforms Sex… I was playing around with the new Google Trends tool from Google Labs.

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