Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Photo courtesy of The Miami Foundation. I’m working with a network of community foundations, grantees of the Knight Foundation, that are hosting giving days as the facilitator. The peer learning exchange is experimenting with best practices for Giving Days. The group is using and adding their knowledge to The Giving Day Playbook. Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 Thursday’s Give Miami Day raised $5.2

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


We are excited to host our annual national movement gathering in the Motor City. Council on Foundations / Miami, FL / $1,199. Jointly hosted by the Dallas and Fort Worth chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Philanthropy in Action is one of the 5 largest conferences of its kind in the nation. For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, drawing nearly 3,000 attendees from around the country and beyond.


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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


We are excited to host our national movement gathering in the Capital. Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum / Miami, FL / $945. Jointly hosted by the Dallas and Fort Worth chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Philanthropy in Action is one of the 5 largest conferences of its kind in the nation. For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, drawing nearly 3,000 attendees from around the country and beyond.

Performance Based Funding Institute to Improve Higher Education


You can also download a Policy Brief created by attendees at a Performance-Based Funding Institute hosted last summer in Miami. Two weeks ago VisionLink''s W. Douglas Zimmerman and Lois Ann Porter traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to organize the Performance-Based Funding Institute VisionLink produced for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sustainatopia: A Bootcamp to Help Nonprofits Build Stronger Movements


If you are looking for some new ideas and strategies to ramp up your outreach, social media, or to recruit more donors and volunteers check out Sustainatopia in Miami next week on April 4th! Sustainatopia will be hosted by digital strategists Sloane Berrent and JD Lasica. Sustainatopia will rev up with the second annual Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise Conference (SVC/SE – Miami). Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, room B210.

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Maximizing Your Membership Program: Tips from the Experts

Connection Cafe

Myrna Llaguno, Miami Children’s Museum. Miami Children’s Museum had community partners constantly looking for ways to reach their members, but they didn’t want members to see it as a sales pitch. They buy merchandise, they sign up for camps, and they host their birthday parties at your organization. I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Children’s Museums annual conference: InterActivity 2016.

Join Us for the 2009 International Computer Refurbisher Summit

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is hosting upcoming 6th Annual International Computer Refurbisher Summit (ICRS 2009). This year's summit will be held in Miami Beach, Florida on October 14 and 15 with the theme of "Prospering in Recessionary Times.". ICRS is one of the lesser-known events in the electronics recycling industry.

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One of Many: StoryCorps Showcases America's True Tales

Tech Soup Blog

They've kindly given us permission to host this stream of a conversation between Dr. Pedro "Joe" Greer and his wife, Janus, about how Dr. Greer started working with Miami’s homeless. With more than 500,000 stories like these hosted on the StoryCorps website , the organization is essentially continuing the tradition of oral history in the U.S., This post is part of a series highlighting TechSoup member organizations' achievements.

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Meditations on Relevance, Part 2: Content vs. Form

Museum 2.0

Consider the experiments at the New World Symphony in Miami, where they are performing classical orchestral music for outdoor "wallcasts" that include projections and visual content. When a museum hosts a one-off community conversation in response to a national crisis, I often wonder: is this opportunistic? In pop culture-land, relevance is all about now. Who's hot. What's trending. If people on the street are talking about X, the museum should be talking about X too.

Is it OK to Smash That? The Complications of Living Art Museums

Museum 2.0

I thought about all of this when reading about the recent incident at the Perez Art Museum Miami, where artist Maximo Carminero smashed a vase by Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei in an unauthorized act of visitor participation. They are hosting performances, exhibitions that morph over time, artists who work in practice-based media, who break the fourth wall with the audience, who invite participation, and who deliberately disrupt museum conventions.

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Launching the First Wave of the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network

Museum 2.0

How do you build a movement for institutional change? That's the question we've been grappling with as we start the OF/BY/FOR ALL initiative. Our goal is to help civic and cultural institutions become more representative OF, co-created BY, and welcoming FOR their diverse communities. We've see this model succeed at the MAH and at other community-centered organizations around the world. We want to share the methods and tools that make it work. Not as a prescriptive recipe, but as a pattern.

A Playbook To Kickstart Your Nonprofit’s #GivingTuesday Campaign

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’m working with the Knight Foundation to facilitated a peer exchange of community foundations that are hosting GivingDays using the Knight Foundation GivingDay Playbook , a guide with templates, tips, and examples hosting a successful day of giving. GiveMN , for example, hosted a variety of events throughout their community including kickoff breakfasts, school rallies and happy hours.

Member Round Up: Summer Learning!


A $15 monthly hosting fee will allow you to embed a customized map on your website that clearly shows the regions your organization is impacting. 501tech miami If you're not in the New York City area, you can always join your local 501 Tech Club for ongoing learning opportunities. The picture to the left comes from the first meeting of our newest tech club in the Miami-Ft.Lauterdale area.

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Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

Facilitator for Peer Learning Networks and Cohorts: Most of my work is designing and delivering capacity building projects for cohorts of nonprofits literally all over the world and here in the US. In addition to the Emerging Leaders Peer Learning project, I continued to serve as the facilitator for a learning network of community foundations who are hosting Giving Days, funded by the Knight Foundation. Happy New Year !

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Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

As an event host, you build your reputation, develop new tech skills, and give back to your community. Miami: 4,000 potential members. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities. So if you're looking to build your skills and find your fellow accidental techies, there's probably a group near you!

Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

A good example of such a program is Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Assistive Technology Services. It also hosts an Ask an Expert program in which you can ask any specific question about applying assistive technology for a particular disability. The first time I really "got" the power of accessible technology (AT) to improve the lives of people with disabilities was when I saw the PBS documentary Freedom Machines.

What I Learned From @Sree Sreenivasan Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum

Beth Kanter

I just spent two days in Miami at the Knight Foundation Media Learning Seminar where I co-facilitator a pre-conference workshop on leading on social channels with Amy Gahran and Stephanie Rudat. Sree took a photo and tweeted to the show’s host. But I also got an opportunity to finally hear the keynote speaker, Sree Sreenivasan , Chief Digital Officer of the @MetMuseum in person. I’ve been fan for a long time, but never had the chance to meet or hear him in person.

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Going Beyond GIFS


There was even a collection of high art GIFS called Moving the Still , which was hosted on Tumblr and at Miami Art Week. I’ve got a riddle for you: What’s a photo, a video, and a slideshow all at once? If you don’t know, maybe you haven’t been paying close enough attention to the images around you. A GIF, in its most common form, is a moving picture embedded on a website. It’s a short, simple clip from a video, or animation, which plays over and over.

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