VolunteerHub Helps Holocaust Museum Houston Increase Volunteers by 478%

Volunteer Hub

Holocaust Museum Houston needed a volunteer management solution to help them recruit, engage, and manage volunteers, following expansion. Opened in 1996, Holocaust Museum Houston has become a valuable resource for community residents and people around the world.

Flexibility and Resilience Carries the Day for Big Brothers Big Sisters Houston

Greater Giving

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Houston , the largest, one-to-one mentoring agency in the country, found those same qualities served them well last year when they needed to quickly switch from hosting their yearly gala to hosting a virtual fundraiser during the pandemic.


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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

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.

How to Effectively Share Text-to-Donate Campaigns on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Houston Food Bank teamed up with their local ABC affiliate during the Houston power outage and food crisis in February 2021.

[ASK AN EXPERT] What’s The Best Way To Share Tax Information With Donors?


Catholic Charities Galveston-Houston. Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity.

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

Forum One

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.

A Guide to bbcon 2021 Virtual for Nonprofits


Lindsay Lewis, Executive Director of Philanthropy and Data Management at YMCA of Greater Houston, will talk about how to overcome a lack of organizational trust in data.

Influence Blog: Forum One

Forum One

Volunteer Retention Tips: How to Retain Volunteers in 2022

Volunteer Hub

Check out how these organizations are using VolunteerHub to streamline volunteer registration: Holocaust Museum Houston. The national average for volunteer retention is only 65%. How does your organization plan to retain volunteers in 2022? Here are 4 volunteer retention tips that can help.

How to Sell MORE Sponsorships for Virtual or Hybrid Events

Greater Giving

Some organizations have come up with creative adaptations, like Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star in Houston, TX. The nonprofit’s BIG Taste of Houston event traditionally featured a tasting dinner with chefs on site.

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.

Funding Faith: Raising Money For Religion-Based Organizations


Government Relations committee for AFP International, a board member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (and past president of the Houston chapter), a. sustaining member of the Junior League, and a graduate of Leadership Houston.

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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture


The foundation supports arts organizations of all sizes—from the performing arts to museums, from flagship institutions to small community-based groups—that bring passion, energy, and creativity to life in Houston and beyond. Areas served: Houston/Texas.

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


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.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen


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.

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.

77 Quotes from VolunteerHub Clients

Volunteer Hub

Our volunteers, docents, and donors are instrumental in the success of the museum and its programs,” said Madelyn Strubelt, Director of Visitor and Volunteer Services for Holocaust Museum Houston. The Importance of Volunteers.

Why Now is the Time for Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Invest in Digital

Saleforce Nonprofit

One of the many examples of Clubs springing into action to provide much-needed support during the pandemic is Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, which partnered with the Houston Food Bank to host drive-thru pantries at five Club locations.

10 LinkedIn Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For example, this post by the Houston Food Bank tags and shows appreciation for their sponsor , CVS Health. This is the eighth post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield.

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.

Well Done 2-1-1 Texas!


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.

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.

[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.

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.

Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011


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.

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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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

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.

Common Ground and Consulting Contest Winner Announced


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.

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. We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our free events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community.

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.

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. More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of Giving Tuesday (on November 28 this year) makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed? Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. and the globe.

NetSquared Local Organizers Share Social Media Wisdom

Tech Soup Blog

Net2 Houston: Crafty Social Marketing Tactics That Work is a report from a NetSquared Local group that swapped tips on social media planning. As you may have heard by now, this month is Social Media September (also known as #SocMedSep )! TechSoup Global and NetSquared. have teamed up to bring you events, content, and webinars centered on using social media to support your nonprofit or charity's mission.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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!

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. I have the honor of joining his SWSX Panel in March about nonprofits, social media, and social good. He was one of 81 people who donated to my campaign to send two young Cambodians to college last October.

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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? What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to drink, laugh, and network with their peers? Well, there are! TechSoup's NetSquared is the world's largest volunteer-driven network of in-person nonprofit technology training and peer support events.

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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.

NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 8, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, TX: Master Your Crowd-Fundraising with GroupRaise.com. The Internet has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to online nonprofit tech education. Webinars? Check! Tutorials? You betcha! Blogs? Heck yeah! But what if you learn best face-to-face or with a group? That’s what NetSquared Local is for! We’ve a global network of 50 #nptech meetups with chapters in 50 countries. If you want to keep your nonprofit tech skills sharp join your neighborhood group.

NetSquared in May: Get Face-to-Face with Your Nonprofit Peers

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, TX: Help a Houston NonProfit and Come Brainstorm Fundraising Solutions! NetSquared’s core objective is to get nonprofit techies and activists together in the same room. There’s a special magic that happens when we get face-to-face. Relationships are formed, projects are started, and we feel less alone in what can sometimes be a challenging job.