Every Nonprofit Needs Internal and External Ambassadors

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Every person who works for a nonprofit or is associated with an organization internally is an ambassador of that organization by virtue of association.

Celebrating International Women’s Day & National Women’s History Month

Charity Navigator

'Fearless Girl' Statue (New York City, NY) While International Women’s Day has only been officially observed by the United Nations since 1975, its origins have long standing roots around the world.


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Nonprofit Strategic Communication: Internal Branding and Messaging


Some believe it should be used for internal purposes , and some believe it should be used for external purposes. These beliefs influence your internal decisions and your consumers’ interpretation of your brand.

Fundraise Across Borders with International Giving on EveryAction


based nonprofits working in the areas of international development, refugee services, and environmental conservation, among other sectors, perform a significant amount of work and raise a significant amount of money in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada. Those nonprofits should be able to easily raise money and process contributions across international borders without complication or difficulty. Many large U.S.

Bookshare International Now Serves Thirty Countries

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Benetech’s Bookshare library continues to expand its international service providing accessible books and publications to members in more than 30 countries. Our international Bookshare service recently announced new partnerships with three organizations that are reaching out to readers with print disabilities in their home countries. DAISY accessibility International a11y Norway Austria global library Brazil Bookshare Arabic Mada

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021

Forum One

During Women’s History Month, we are excited to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021. The post Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 appeared first on Forum One | Turn Ideas Into Impact

4 Fab Cat Nonprofits to Support on International Cat Day


It's International Cat Day , and if you're anything like us, you know one (or more) kitties that bring joy, laughter, and a whole lot of cat-itude to your life. Cat lovers, rejoice! To mark this year's celebration, here are four of our favorite feline-focused nonprofits to follow and fund! Introducing my new foster kittens: Jelly, Fritter, and Bearclaw!

2012 Association International Conference

Amy Sample Ward

This session will explore why several associations have chosen to use virtual options for building their international communities and what they have learned. Learn how virtual options will help your organization engage internationally, and discover some of the available tools and partnerships for building communities. Related Links : ASAE International. Date : May 1-3, 2012. Location : Washington DC. Topic : Build and Nurture Global Online Communities.

International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

T, December 10th, the international community is observing Human Rights Day to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On International Human Rights Day, we pay tribute to all human rights defenders, celebrate the recent victories of the human rights community, and recognize the challenges that still lie ahead in the global struggle to advance justice, accountability and an end to impunity.

International Museum Day 2020: Tips To Engage Supporters

Connection Cafe

Monday, May 18th is International Museum Day , the mission of which is to raise awareness of the fact that, “museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”.

International Directory of Verified NGOs Launching Early 2015

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While many international NGO online directories do exist, the ability for international NGOs worldwide to accept online donations through the soon-to-be-launched .NGO One of the greatest obstacles to global online fundraising has been that there in no international database of verified NGOs upon which donation service providers can build online fundraising tools.

HOW TO: Tweet for an International Audience

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Obviously nonprofits that work internationally would be wise to tweet around the clock, but even nonprofits that limit their mission and services to their own country, province, state, city, or village should experiment with being a global twitizen. but it is a great tool for scheduling Tweets (and Facebook Status Updates and Foursquare Shouts) in advance to reach an international audience (or while you are on vacation or unable to tweet in real-time).

Why It’s a No-brainer to Use Bill.com for International Payments: 4 Key Advantages

Blue Fox

But this presented some challenges in terms of payment fees and internal controls. “What is the best way to pay an international vendor?” It’s here. The age of the virtual workforce. Most of us are working from home right this second (thanks, COVID-19).

Build Strong Internal Customer Service

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Too often, we think of only external customer service, and forget about the need for excellent internal customer service. No matter what type of business, organization or team you lead, teach your team members/ employees the need for and importance of internal customer service. Lead your team in providing excellent internal customer service. If need be, make internal customer service a discussion topic at your next group meeting.

Learning From Summer Interns

Wild Apricot

Here's a guest post from our summer intern who shares his experience working with Wild Apricot. Wild Apricot

A Day Trip the Hague, Netherlands: International City of Peace and Justice

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Known as the International City of Peace and Justice, there are more than 160 NGOs in Den Haag working to make the world a better place. I was in the Netherlands for the International Fundraising Congress and without a scheduled agenda and only the hope of meeting some NGOs staff, I took the train down from Amsterdam and wandered the streets with a smartphone in hand and an international data plan. An Instagram Photo and Video Essay. by Heather Mansfield.

SocialCoding4Good Going International with Random Hacks of Kindness

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We were deeply impressed by the creativity of the teams and their projects and, after a challenging decision process, selected Amnesty International’s Invisible Victims project, which seeks to leverage digital services to support migrants, making the invisible crimes against them visible without putting migrants, their families and networks at further risk. It’s a terrific experience to spend a weekend hacking for social good.

Nonprofit Technology Celebrates International Women's Day

Tech Soup Blog

I'm not a woman, but I am a wholehearted celebrant of International Women's Day. More About International Women's Day. International Women's Day came about in its current form in 1975. That year, the United Nations declared International Women's Year , and began sponsoring International Women's Day every March 8. International NGO Leadership. Full disclosure.

International Fundraising on The Baudcast

Amy Sample Ward

Chad Norman, the host of the Baudcast, has invited me to participate on podcasts in the past and I am really happy to get to be part of the latest episode focused on international fundraising. International fundraising, UK not-for-profits, online giving, social media, message localization, chuggers, sofii.org, and more. The Baudcast , the podcast from Blackbaud , brings together industry experts from around the world to provide insights, ideas, and news in a chatty, panel format.

Discover Your True North And Internal Compass

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In his book, True North , Bill George shows you how to discover your true north - your internal compass that guides you successfully through life. Only when you discover your true north can you unlock your full potential as a leader and human being," explains George.

Interning in Guatemala on the Archive Project

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As an intern with HRDAG , I was part of the team analyzing data drawn from documents in the National Police Archive, a cache of approximately 80 million sheets of paper kept by the police system during the Guatemalan Civil War, a 36-year long conflict that ended in 1996. A guest Beneblog by Max Schneider People don’t typically associate boisterous merengue music with high-tech statistical analysis.

Encourage Excellent Internal Customer Service

Eric Jacobson

Too often, we think of only external customer service, and forget about the need for excellent internal customer service. No matter what type of business, organization or team you lead, teach your team members/ employees the need for and importance of internal customer service. Lead your team in providing excellent internal customer service. If need be, make internal customer service a discussion topic at your next group meeting.

Celebrating Women Leaders in the Arts & Cultural Sector for International Women’s Day 2020

Connection Cafe

We hope you’ll join us and the others around the world celebrating International Women’s Day on social media by using the hashtags #IWD 2020 # EachforEqual and # shareyourculture to share with us those who m you admire. . Arts & Cultural #IWD2020 International Women's Day

Bookshare International’s Viji Dilip Profiled in Magazine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Among the people I’m privileged to call a colleague here at Benetech is Viji Dilip, the International Program Coordinator for our Bookshare International service. When we received a grant from the Bernard Newcomb Foundation in 2007 to take Bookshare international, I asked Viji to become Bookshare’s International Program Coordinator. Bookshare International now offers texts in English, French, German and Spanish.

Have You Hired Your Interns Yet?


I would like to challenge our customers and our suppliers to make this the summer to get serious about hiring interns. The key is to be thoughtful about your sources; go to the appropriate college department or to certain key professors who specialize in the fields in which you need an intern. Note that this challenge is to hire an intern. One of our previous interns starts this June after graduation as a full-time employee.

Social Media Strategy: ChildFund International


ChildFund International recently went through a complete rebranding. As part of that rebranding effort they decided to be much more active in the social media world. Social media is now a key part of their online strategy. In the spirit of continuing to learn how nonprofits are using social media we spent some time with David Hylton from ChildFund

Best Airtel prepaid international roaming plans for traveling abroad

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Well, international roaming is important so you can you your phone overseas without any hassle, connect with your loved ones back home, go on new adventures with GPS, and upload the photos and videos on social media. Now, you can always buy a local SIM at the international airport whenever you land, but why pull out last minute options when you can very well plan beforehand. Whatdo Airtel prepaid international roaming packs offer? Traveling abroad?

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An intern's perspective

ASU Lodestar Center

I have since had the opportunity to work at multiple nonprofit organizations as an intern, where I learned what I was good at, improved on many of my skills, and learned what makes a good internship program. All of the organizations I interned with had faith in me. Press releases, social media, and websites were just a few of my responsibilities, all of which are highly visible, and nowhere in my work did they put “made by our intern.”

Internal and External Tools that Can Help Your Organization Be More Effective


The utilization of technology in the nonprofit world, like in the business world, comes in two pieces: internal and external. Internal management systems and tracking tools are integral to keeping an organization well-oiled and effective at what they do. Community data management external tools ImpactFlo Infrastructure internal tools nptech nten social media Social Media Staffing Strategy Terri Harel Communications Terri Harel. Cofounder. ImpactFlo.

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Beth Kanter

March 8, International Women’s Day , marks an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of women worldwide. Another colleague, Shonali Burke , shared with me an amazing way to honor women you admire on March 8th as part of Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day (March campaign. This year, show your appreciation for the inspiring women in your life by sending them Oxfam America’s free International Women’s Day e-card.

The International Institute of Social Entrepreneurship

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A Guest Beneblog by Viji Dilip, This summer I visited the International Institute of Social Entrepreneurship (IISE). The campus, that feels like a holiday resort and an university at the same time houses the International Institute of Social Entrepreneurs. Situated on the banks of the Vellayani fresh water lake, on the outskirts on Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, India , IISE is a testimony to social enterprise at its very best.

Celebrate International Grant Professionals Day

NonProfit Hub

March 14-18 is International Grant Professionals Week and today it culminates to International Grant Professionals Day (IGPD), a day dedicated to honoring the many hours that go into writing, making and seeking grant projects and proposals—a task that’s often done behind the scenes and not highlighted enough in the nonprofit sector. Happy International Grant Professionals Day. The post Celebrate International Grant Professionals Day appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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Community Spotlight: Legacy International

Tech Soup Blog

One such nonprofit is Legacy International , an organization dedicated to strengthening civil society through international projects that bringing universal democratic values and team-building tools to address local, regional and global needs. Legacy International took four place in our Digital Storytelling Challenge with their video, " 30 Ways to Create Peace ", but their video production didn't stop there.

Research Friday: Why Give to International Charities?

ASU Lodestar Center

is a rich country and, as of 2011, ranks as the most generous nation in the world, 1 only five percent of its charitable giving goes to international causes. Here are three simple reasons why your "heart" may tell you to give to international causes: 1. To meet more basic needs with fewer dollars: Indeed, a dollar contributed to international causes reaches much further when spent in developing countries. research friday Karina Lungo international charities

4 Ways to Participate Online in the 2016 AFP International Fundraising Conference

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Attended by over 4,000 fundraising professionals, the 2016 AFP International Fundraising Conference will be held March 20-22 in Boston, MA. If you can’t attend in person, thanks to social media and live streaming technology you can still participate in the conference online. The general sessions are definitely worth tuning into (Kofi Annan and Kumi Naidoo) and the education sessions will no doubt provide some valuable new insight into fundraising trends.

New International Customer: Salesian Mission


Pleased to report that we are welcoming a new international customer to our VisionLink network. The Salesians of Don Bosco serve almost three million youth in 131 countries. Their 34,000 staff work to improve the lives of poor youngsters through the teaching of skilled trades and scientific agriculture. There are 225 Salesian orphanages and shelters, 216 hospitals and clinics, 850 nurseries and 3,408 schools around the world. Their US Headquarters is in New Rochelle, NY.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Beth Kanter

Today is International Women’s Day which has been observed since the early 1900s (here’s a good history ). The UN highlights a different theme for International Women’s Day. It would be interesting to learn more about their measurement framework and results, but for now – Happy International Women’s Day. The book is published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) Foundation.

Using Our Own Software Internally


I''ve always been interested in whether other software providers use their own software for their own purposes or deploy other tools. Seems like this is a great line in the sand. So, we decided to jump off that cliff and recently moved all of our own customer tracking and account management to our own Community Operating System.

5 Nonprofit Tech Solutions For Improving Internal Communication


TechSoup discusses unified communication (UC), which is a type of internal communication structure that combines text messaging, web conferencing, email, video, and instant messaging, among other technologies to connect employees more effective and efficiently. The post 5 Nonprofit Tech Solutions For Improving Internal Communication appeared first on Tech Impact Blog. Image courtesy of MeetUp. For nonprofits, staying connected and efficiently communicating is a high priority.

Improving Internal Communications with Sharepoint


At the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, data sharing used to involve a lot of emails to different departments. Find out how a simple Sharepoint site cuts down on headaches and improves communications. NTEN: Mark, tell us about your organization. Julia Smith. Education Manager. read more

Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Internal controls for nonprofits moved from a finance concept wrapped around the annual audit to an administrative requirement involving the direct program staff, finance, and management. In other words, internal controls moved out of the dusty halls of accounting and became everyone’s responsibility. Big change for internal controls! Change is hard and building a strong internal controls s tructure when there has not been one previously takes time.

Preparing for the Annual Audit—Identifying Risks and Establishing Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

The Big 7: Internal Controls that Don’t Control You. Internal control procedures in nonprofit accounting can be broken into seven categories, each designed to prevent fraud and identify errors befor e they become problems : Separation of Duties. However, the tools to manage internal controls have evolved. 4 examples of how software can facilitate strong internal controls. In my last blog, I talked about how the audit is often viewed as a chore.

Online Fundraising Spotlight: Holt International

Connection Cafe

Annual Fund Stewardship end of year fundraising Holt International Online FundraisingIt feels too early to think about year-end fundraising, but the truth is the campaign activities throughout the year play an important role at year-end.