Galveston nonprofit tree organization vies to win $50,000 through online contest - Houston Chronicle

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Galveston nonprofit tree organization vies to win $50,000 through online contest - Houston Chronicle : A community campaign to replace the tree canopy Galveston lost to Hurricane Ike is in the running for a $50,000 project award from Tom's of Maine.

Many lessons to be learned from the ice-bucket challenge, Rice University expert says - Your Houston News: Living

AFP Blog

Many lessons to be learned from the ice-bucket challenge, Rice University expert says - Your Houston News: Living Former presidents, pop stars, politicians,actors and athletes are among the numerous public figures who have completed the viral ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge.

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Givelist: Combine A Social Media Meetup with A Canned Food Drive like Houston and Boston

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Netsquared Net Tuesday meetup in Houston tonight is holding a canned food drive to support the End Hunger Network. Tomorrow, I'll speaking at The Boston Social Media Breakfast. It will include a food drive to support The Greater Boston Food Bank - appropriate given that the theme is social media for social good. The other presenters include: Gradon Tripp - social media and design aficionado, and founder of SM4SC. Frank Days - soccer dad, social media gadfly, and COO of Firstgiving.

Technology for All - CTC at the Astrodome in Houston

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Technology for all has the ctc set up in the Astrodome in Houston and you can read first hand accounts about their excellent work here. I made a donation to them - if you want to support them, you can make a donation online here. The internet connection is important for people to help locate missing loved ones as well as to get to the next phase - a new life, home, work, etc

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen

EveryAction

Last year disaster relief once again became the main focus of our organization as we activated and served over 4 million meals in Peru, Houston, Puerto Rico, and California. World Central Kitchen was founded by chef and activist José Andres in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Since then the organization has grown to work in 10 different countries.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Medical Surplus Alliance Connects With Guatemalan Hospital With Help From Boulder Based Software Company & Acclaimed Photographer

VisionLink

Medical Bridges, a Houston based Medical Surplus Recovery Organization and their Guatemalan partners Amigos Pro Obras Sociales organized the difficult and complex film settings that included hospitals, clinics, patient homes and the surrounding community. Acclaimed photographer and visual engineer, Ben Von Wong, is working with Avencera Partners, VisionLink, Inc. and the MedSurplus Alliance to create a groundbreaking video for an upcoming social media fundraising campaign.

[PODCAST] INSPIRE with Jeff Nelson

NonProfit Hub

Jeff grew the organization from a small start-up in Chicago, with two staff members supporting 32 students, to a leading college access and success organization with a staff of 150 supporting 13,000 students in Chicago, Houston, New York, Massachusetts, Metro Atlanta and Bay Area. Nonprofit Hub’s INSPIRE Hubcast series shares powerful and impactful stories of organizations persevering to create the change they want to see in the world.

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth Kanter

Here’s a list of suggestions from people in my network: United Way of Houston. Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. YMCA Houston. Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. I watched the news reports from Texas and was horrified at the scale of this disaster. I grew up on the Jersey shore where I’ve been evacuated due to storms, but I have never seen this level of disaster. My heart goes out to the victims and I want to help.

Tips to Maintain Momentum for Your In-Person Fundraising Events Amidst COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Early in my career, I worked on the Race for the Cure in Houston when a hurricane swept through 10 days before our event. With the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, let’s discuss tips for maintaining momentum for your upcoming events. Fortunately, we live in a time where technology can help bring people together in new and creative ways to fundraise without the requirement of being face-to-face with one another. Be unashamed of the “fundraising” components of your event.

6 Creative Program Ideas for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

The Houston Museum of Natural Science has a similar, equally popular series for young professionals. Have you ever been to a museum with no permanent exhibits ? On a recent trip to Chicago, I checked out the Museum of Contemporary Art. I was surprised to discover that every exhibit there was a special exhibit. As I walked around delighting in the weirdness that is contemporary art, I realized how advantageous it can be to not have any permanent exhibits.

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Well Done 2-1-1 Texas!

VisionLink

In fact, the state is United State''s largest 2-1-1 system, and Houston is the nation''s largest single 2-1-1 call center. Congratulations to 2-1-1 Texas! The first calls came in early this morning, on the new state-wide enterprise platform deployed by TIRN, the Texas Information and Referral Network. TIRN is deploying VisionLink''s Community Operating Solution so that 25 Area Information Centers can work on a common platform and yet attend to community-specific needs.

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2012 SXSW Interactive – #nptech Highlights

Amy Sample Ward

Schipul, a web marketing agency based in Houston, Texas, announced yesterday during the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive festival that Tendenci, a content management system (CMS) will be released as an open source solution. Last week I was down in Austin, TX, for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival.

Nonprofit Technology Meetings In Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, TX: Monthly Net2 Meetup. Open Houston and The City of Houston drafted a group of volunteer designers, writers and data scientists to streamline the local government’s communication strategy. Discover their story with NetSquared Houston. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good.

Super Heroes and Major Milestones – Good is Taking Over, One Act of Kindness at a Time

Connection Cafe

– Jacqueline Armstrong, Development Officer, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. Every single day, we’re inundated with messages—from unrest over seas to a heated political climate—and we’re often left wondering, “Is there even anything I can do?” ” There’s so much noise, and still so much work to be done, that we often forget about all of the amazing things happening around us and opportunities there are to get involved.

Coming to Your Town, The Art of Relevance in Hand

Museum 2.0

Co-pilot sadly not attending these events. One of the basic criteria for relevance has to do with effort. The more effort it takes to attain an experience, the less relevant it will feel--even if you know it will be meaningful. When your favorite band comes to town, you'll buy a ticket and go to the show. But you probably won't be in the audience when they perform thousands of miles away. Maybe you've been feeling this way about coming to an event related to The Art of Relevance.

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 1

Connection Cafe

To put this into perspective, consider this : Two weeks after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, hundreds of thousands of houses and 500,000 cars had been destroyed in Houston. If disasters cannot be predicted or planned, is it reasonable to expect a situation where the philanthropic world is prepared to immediately address the pressing needs that surface in affected areas, both short and long-term?

6 Trends Shaping Corporate Engagement Today

Connection Cafe

As the city of Houston responded to hurricane Harvey, even small collaboratives like Sketch City , jumped in to help, using their skills to develop a custom app to coordinate volunteers, nonprofits and resources. Employee engagement efforts are one of the leading challenges and opportunities facing companies today.

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4 Keys to Engaging Employees in Your Company’s Matching Gifts Program

Connection Cafe

The biggest spikes we saw in use in 2017 – beyond #GivingTuesday and year-end – were all around giving to organizations that were providing relief in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, Napa, Southern California, and beyond. When you work in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) like I do, there’s a lot to be happy about.

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Predictive Modeling for Future Peer to Peer Fundraising Events

Connection Cafe

Special thanks to my mentor Dorothy Paterson for turning me on to practical application of exponential growth curves back in our days at Komen Houston. Predictive Modeling uses “big data” to help predict the future. It’s the data-driven, more reliable version of a crystal ball.

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Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011

NetWits

He is an accidental tourist in Texas and lives in The Woodlands, just north of Houston, with his wife and two young boys. Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. It’s that time again. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us. There are a ton of great activities, networking opportunities and sessions focused on the non-profit space this year – one of which Blackbaud will be moderating.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance / Houston, TX / $250. Digital Marketing Conferences (DIGIMARCON) / Houston, TX / $945. Grantmakers for Effective Organizing (GEO) / Houston, TX / Price TBA. In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list!

Lame spams of the day: eBay and Paypal transfers

Robert Weiner

The senders were: Ricky Houston. I got a ton of these earlier this week. First clue it's spam: when you get 10 versions of the same message. I particularly like the randomized "buyer emails" like lorem.eget.mollis@tinciduntDonecvitae.ca. The text was all variations on this theme: Transaction ID 934493892393 Transaction Time : 7/23/2012 03:00 PDT. Your funds are now available. Dear robert@rlweiner.com, The funds from this eBay payment are now available for use.

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Supporting the Red Cross: Social Media Road Block

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Read more from blogger Kami Huyse (who lives the Houston area), Beth Dunn , Netsquared and the RedCross Blog The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has issued a roadblock. encouraging radio stations to simultaneously air public service advertising in support of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The Red Cross is asking people to extend the road block to social media space. Here's more ways you can participate.

4 Ways Smart Integrations Can Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Cherrice Browne of Houston, TX based nonprofit The R.O.C.K. For many, the term “automation” conjures up images of Rosie from The Jetsons or computers coming to steal our jobs. In reality, automation just means integrating your cloud apps and is an efficient way to simplify complex tasks and business processes that would otherwise require tedious human effort. For nonprofits, automation offers specific benefits in terms of transparency and efficiency.

Quick Hit: Upcoming Workshops and Webcast Talks

Museum 2.0

May 22-25, I'll be in Houston for the American Association of Museums annual meeting and chairing two sessions--one on empowering staff to take creative risks, and one on alternative futures for museums. For people who will not be in Houston but would like to partake, the session on creative risks will be part of the AAM virtual conference , which will be streamed on May 23-24. I'm reaching the end of another heavy travel jag.

Inconveniently, Subscriptions Still Sustain the Arts

Connection Cafe

Organizations like the Guthrie Theatre, Washington Pavilion, Hollywood Pantages Theatre, and Houston Ballet are experiencing a subscription resurgence and renaissance. This post was originally published on Analysis from TRG Arts. Have you ever wondered why so many arts organizations still sell subscriptions? Subscriptions, like season tickets in sports, are a way for patrons to commit to seeing all of many of the events in an organization’s season.

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Event-Planning Tips from NetSquared Organizers

Tech Soup Blog

Photo: Houston NetSquared , Schipul , CC licenseIs your organization planning an event? TechSoup's NetSquared initiative hosts meetups every month around the world for people who care about technology and social change. After years of hosting local events, NetSquared has amassed a considerable amount of experience planning, marketing, and hosting local events. We've compiled a lot of that expertise into the NetSquared Community Organizer's Handbook.

Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards Winners Announced

Amy Sample Ward

Houston Food Bank. With simple but effective use of word repetition, the Houston Food Bank clarifies its work and impact. Both large and small nonprofits earned top honors this week for their attention-getting taglines, demonstrating again that an organization of any size can craft a powerful, pithy motto to build awareness and connect with its key audiences.

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Year End Giving for Event Fundraisers

Connection Cafe

Last weekend Houston experienced our first “cold front” of the fall. Author: Robyn Mendez. Part 1 of 2: Why Year End Giving is a Smart Strategy for P2P Fundraisers. I use parathesis here because “cold” for SE Texas in early September means the high temperatures were only in the lower 90’s, which I'll admit is not really cold. While it’s still hot here, the cooling weather is a nice reminder that fall is hear and the holidays are quickly approaching.

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Old Family, New Family

Connection Cafe

Gary holds a master's degree in Software Engineering from the University of Houston Clear Lake and graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science Author: Guest Blogger. This week, these words have added significance. Within one week of my five year anniversary at Convio, we will say goodbye to an incredible company as we prepare for an even brighter future ahead.

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The Balancing Act of Governmental Funding

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Ashley Mitchell, MNLM, LBSW Summer 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management Advocacy Manager, Bay Area Turning Point - Houston, Texas. The reality of the nonprofit sector is that many organizations must rely on state and federal funding to advance their missions. Without this funding, many organizations would not be able to provide services to the population they seek to serve.

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Internet Access for Astrodome Refugees

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But, I learned via Andy Carvin's blog an effort that I want to contribute something to -- Internet Access for Astrodome Refugees is being coordinated by Technology For All in Houston. After watching some of the coverage on CCN tonight, it is difficult to sleep viewing the horrors. They have a donation page on their site and you write in the comments if you want to direct your support to this effort. Technorati Tags: International Blogging for Disaster Relief Day

3 Lessons in Starting a Nonprofit from an A Cappella Nerd

NonProfit Hub

Meaning, if your upper range isn’t great, you won’t select a Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey classic (unless you’re Ariana Grande, in which case, feel free to take on any Mariah song). Confession: I am kind of into a cappella. As in, I would use the phrase “a ca awkward” multiple times a day if I wouldn’t get dirty glairs from coworkers. And having a riff-off like the one in Pitch Perfect would be a dream come true (any takers?).

30 Days of NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, TX: Make Every Cent Count with Your Crowdfunding Project with PledgeCents Tips! Houston, TX: We’re Crushing on Open Technology this February and Open Houston’s Our Cupid! What has NetSquared got planned for the next month? So much that it’ll blow your mind! Net2Local organizers hold regular events connecting the nonprofit and technology communities. With over fifty groups in twenty countries there’s probably a group close to you.

New to the Field? Want to Attend the AAM Annual Meeting for Free?

Museum 2.0

As a followup, I want to note that there are at least four ways to attend the American Association of Museums annual meeting in Houston May 22-25, 2011 for free. Hope to see you in Houston! Since I posted my " how I got here " post earlier this week, I've received lots of emails and comments from museum professionals, old and (mostly) young, about their own paths and struggles to get into the museum field.

Common Ground and Consulting Contest Winner Announced

NTEN

And the winner is: Writers in the Schools , Houston! All week, we've been running our CRM plus Consulting hours give-away , and I'm excited to announce the nonprofit NTEN organizational member that will be receiving the following: 2 free seats for the first year of Common Ground , the new CRM from Convio. 10 free consulting hours to help get things set up, from Causeway Interactive.

Equity in Arts Funding: We're Not There Yet. We're Not Even Close.

Museum 2.0

Reading the report, I kept thinking of Rick Lowe, the artist and community activist behind Project Row Houses in Houston. He had been hired on contract in the 1990s as a curator for an exhibition at the MFA Houston on African-American artists. This week, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy released a new paper by Holly Sidford called Fusing Arts, Culture, and Social Change. The title may sound innocuous. The paper is anything but.

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Tips for a Rockin’ Top Fundraiser Club

Connection Cafe

My first gig as a peer-to-peer fundraiser was working on the MS Walks and MS 150 Bike Tour in the Houston office of the National MS Society. A Top Fundraiser Club can be a great tool to show appreciation to the participants who are raising the most for your events. When done right, these fundraising clubs can provide you with a platform to cultivate relationships and further engage your top fundraisers into the mission of your organization. Oh Yeah!

Social Media Is Dead! Long Live Social Media!

SocialFish

at PRSA Houston #PRDay2013 from Julie Pippert. Great deck from my friend Julie Pippert of Artful Media Group. Check it out! Social Media is Dead! Long Live Social Media!

Bridging Offline/Online: Tweetups

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tweet Ups are perfectly suited for performing arts organizations that may have pre-concert Tweet Ups or a museum that is offering a “young professionals event.&# A quick search of museum tweet up show many results including the recent Hubble and Holst , with a private showing of the Hubble 3D IMAX at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences and a special performance by Houston Symphony musicians.

Social Media Optimization 2014: Twitter or Facebook?

SocialFish

She is a Houston based freelance writer and blogger. Guest post for SocialFish by Sarah Brooks. ————— Whether it is the short tweets of the internet’s darling birdie, or the groups, pages, and thumbs up ‘likes’ of Facebook that rocks your website’s boat, there is one of these two online outlets to keep your SMO up to par in the new year.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Netsquared Houston: Tech Knowledge-y Show and Tell. Houston, Texas: Netsquared Houston: Storymakers 2017! Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories. Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact. TechSoup's NetSquared meetups will bring local nonprofits free digital storytelling workshops in more than 40 cities between August and October.