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.

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.”. First, be sure to check out the communications tools compiled by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) for participating museums here. Arts & Cultural International Museum Day


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

Connection Cafe

International Women’s Day , a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, is happening this Sunday, March 8 — and while the Blackbaud Arts & Cultural team and I tr y to live every day in its spirit, we’d also like to take this opportunity to recognize a handful of the women leaders in our community who we admire and whose achievements inspire us to continue to strive for a more equal world. .

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.

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

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!

Amnesty International at 50

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Earlier this year, I spoke at the 50th Anniversary Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International (AI). In 2001, its 40th anniversary year, AI expanded its mandate considerably to incorporate economic, social and cultural rights, as well as the body of international law governing armed conflict, thus committing itself to advance all human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Even when nonprofits balance their desire to do good works with a realistic view of the level of effort required to accomplish those goals, funding may still be elusive if there are not strong internal controls in place. How are trust and internal controls intertwined? The Case for Internal Controls. While many discussions about strengthening internal controls start with implementation, I’d prefer to take a step back and ask “ Why bother?” What Are Internal Controls ?

Four Trends to Follow at AFP’s 2017 International Fundraising Conference

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit News #AFPFC AFP International Asha Curran Chuck Longfield data analytics Digital Fundraising Strategies Fundraising Conference Fundraising Fundementals Gail Perry philanthropy trends rachel muir Steve MacLaughlinThis year’s AFP fundraising conference is all about disruption. How are the rules of philanthropy changing, and what does that mean for fundraisers and the supporters they’re accountable to?

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.

A Chat With The Interns

Connection Cafe

This month I got a chance to speak with two college interns that are working at Blackbaud Austin in the Engineering Department. Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. For the second month in a row, this month's podcast interview is with two people at the same time. Ashley Doub and Christopher Hitte are both working with the Luminate CRM team this summer to help improve some of the solutions that we deliver to clients while getting hands on experience in a professional environment.

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 Women’s Day 2016: A Time to Reflect and to Act

Connection Cafe

Today, on International Women’s Day , I’m grateful, proud, realistic and hopeful. Nonprofit News #IWD2016 International Women's DayI tried to pick just one word that encapsulates what I’m thinking, but I just can’t, especially when I consider the incredible array of women interwoven in the fabric of my life and the many wonderful (and challenging) realities we all face.

'Virtual reality Aleppo' street fundraising campaign launched | Amnesty International UK

AFP Blog

Check out this street fundraising Idea ' Virtual reality Aleppo' street fundraising campaign launched | Amnesty International UK : "'Virtual reality Aleppo' street fundraising campaign launched" 'via Blog this'. NPF2F

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.

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.

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

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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Association Social Media: International Reading Association


Next up in our interview series, Jayme Gravell, social media strategist at the International Reading Association (IRA). 3) Can you describe the internal collaboration workflow with other areas of the association (e.g. The past two years we’ve launched a campaign around International Literacy Day.

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,, 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.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association


———— Next up in our interview series, Jayme Gravell, social media strategist at the International Reading Association (IRA). 3) Can you describe the internal collaboration workflow with other areas of the association (e.g. The past two years we’ve launched a campaign around International Literacy Day. The post Association Social Media: International Reading Association appeared first on SocialFish.

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.

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.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends


EveryAction clients include some of the largest and most successful organizations, including the National Audubon Society, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Covenant House International. They have helped organizations like Common Cause, Plan International USA, and The Children’s Defense Fund raise more money with greater efficiency, including through leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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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.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Association of Fundraising Philanthropy: International Fundraising Conference. Association of Fundraising Philanthropy: International Fundraising Conference. Attendees will learn how to build traffic, create brand awareness, improve customer service and develop better use of digital tools internally to drive more productive business outcomes. International Literary Association 2019 Conference. International Literary Association 2019 Conference.

Social media can improve organizations’ internal communications | TMA Resources

AFP Blog

Social media can improve organizations’ internal communications | TMA Resources : As social media expert Steve Nicholls recently highlighted, however, there is another major advantage to the medium that many firms overlook. Social media, he argued, can significantly improve internal communications within an organization.

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

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.

Internal Communications and Nonprofit Management Pt. 2 | Ft. Marc Pitman

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits must improve their internal communications and nonprofit management to stay ahead of the trends. If you haven’t yet listened to the first part of this series on nonprofit management and effective internal communications, now is a great time to check it out so you have context for the second part of our conversation with Marc Pitman. The post Internal Communications and Nonprofit Management Pt.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns


Best Emails: Heifer International. Heifer International 's unique email strategy broke through the noise of crowded inboxes on Giving Tuesday by getting a head start with Cyber Monday focused emails. With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals.

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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.

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.”

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.

Why It’s a No-brainer to Use 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?” In the full article, International Payments for Nonprofits Made Easy , our CEO explains that this client’s success is possible because they’re using the latest and greatest financial technology. It’s here. The age of the virtual workforce. Most of us are working from home right this second (thanks, COVID-19).

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.

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

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.

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.

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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