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

AFP Blog

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.

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.

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

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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.

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.

Influence Blog: Forum One

Influence

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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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.

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.

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?”

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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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.

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.

Debra Askanase, Guest Post: Using Flickr Creatively

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Houston Ballet: Giving Fans a “Backstage Pass”. The Houston Ballet uses Flickr to offer a “ backstage pass “ to all of its fans. One of the more fanciful and wonderful Flickr photostreams comes from the Houston Ballet’s “Tour of Houston Ballet’s Warehouse.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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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Bridging Offline/Online: Tweetups

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked Nonprofits know how to close the loop between social media and offline actions. They understand that it is a scaffolded process. Whatever channel they use, they’re building a bridge from online to onland.

Ed Schipul Grew A Mustache (and beard) For His Cause: Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Three weeks ago he asked me to sponsor him in " Mustaches for Kids -Houston." Flickr Photo from DenneyTerrio. Ed Schipul is a colleague from the NetSquared Community that I have had the pleasure of knowing for two years now.

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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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: NetSquared Houston: Storymakers 2017! Houston, Texas: NetSquared Houston. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5.

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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Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: NetSquared Houston. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season.

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Another Listen for Good grantee is ECHOS, a nonprofit in Houston TX that provides 1:1 application assistance to low-income individuals so they and their families can access critical medical and social services such as food stamps or Medicaid.

Creating a Virtuous Cycle of Engagement For Millennials

Frogloop

Kari is Principal of KDS Strategies in Houston, TX , and Derrick is CEO of Achieve in Indianapolis, IN.

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NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Monthly Meetup with Awesome and Never Before Heard of Topics/Speakers to BE! What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts?

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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.

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Social Media Optimization 2014: Twitter or Facebook?

SocialFish

She is a Houston based freelance writer and blogger. Guest post for SocialFish by Sarah Brooks.

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!