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

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'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.

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.

Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation


Created in 1998, the United Nations Foundation links the United Nations' work with others around the world, helping the UN address a range of global issues, including climate change, global health, women’s empowerment, peace and security, poverty eradication, and more. What does the United Nations Foundation do? AJ: Our mission is to support the work of the United Nations and to connect people and resources to the UN.

Nonprofits Using Qgiv Exceed Giving USA National Fundraising Trends


Qgiv clients in the arts sector raised 2% more, faith-based clients raised 5% more, human services raised 39% more, and international affairs raised 7% more. The post Nonprofits Using Qgiv Exceed Giving USA National Fundraising Trends appeared first on Qgiv Blog.

Guatemalan National Police Archive Goes Online

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The Guatemalan government human rights ombudsman invited the Benetech Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) to analyze the contents of the estimated 80 million documents in the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive or the Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN). This repository is an important step forward for the people of Guatemala and those seeking information about human rights abuses that occurred during the country’s 36 years of armed internal conflict.

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021

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During Women’s History Month, we are excited to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021. She Should Run knows that adding more women in government infuses new perspectives and ideas to solve the complicated issues we face as a nation.

International Human Rights Day 2011

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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. Since its adoption at the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, the Declaration has become a universal standard for the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide. This analysis is now helping to reframe how sexual violence is studied and understood by groups in Colombia and by the United Nations.

Interning in Guatemala on the Archive Project

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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.

National Day of Unplugging

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That’s precisely when the National Day of Unplugging (NDU) starts. According to the press release, the first NDU last March reached tens of millions of people internationally. I’m about to hop on a plane and fly from Beirut back home in a few hours. The purpose is to encourage young, hyper-connected, and frequently frantic people of all backgrounds to re-embrace the ancient beauty of a day of solitude and unplug their smart phones.

Nonprofit Technology Celebrates International Women's Day

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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?

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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.

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: So Many Thanks to Our Board Members


This week is National Volunteer Week ! NTEN Board of Directors Thank you all for your dedication and service: Agnes Zach, Executive Director, Willamette Valley Development Officers Almin Surani, Chief Information Officer, Canadian Red Cross Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy, Corporation for National and Community Service Edward G. board national volunteer week nptech nten thank you volunteer

Honoring both Funders and Fundraisers on National Philanthropy Day

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National Philanthropy Day—minus the turkey—is much the same, with our family comprised of funder and fundraiser alike, with donors committed to the communities where we live and work joining with the professionals who have helped them match passion with cause. That’s what I will be thinking as I join people from across my local community at our National Philanthropy Day in Charleston, SC. Happy Thanksgiving…a week early.

#IFC2014 International Fundraising Congress: Inspire, Connect, Transform

Beth Kanter

I’m just back from a trip to Europe where I was part of the opening plenary at this year’s International Fundraising Congress outside of Amsterdam. (I I was honored to be invited to be one of the speakers during the opening plenary along with Keith Jenkins from National Geographic and Ben Rattray from Change.org. The first speaker was Keith Jenkins who is the digital manager for National Geographic. Source: Pamela Sutton-Legaud.

AppAfrica: International Technology Conference

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AppAfrica is series of international technology conferences and forums for software developers, entrepreneurs, ngo???s s and others interested in discussing how web technologies can benefit developing nations. Whether this be strengthening economies by participating in the world marketplace or innovating operations as they currently exist. The first event will be held July 31 at Makerere University. Visit the live wiki for more

Protecting Guatemala's National Police Historical Archive

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Protecting Guatemala's National Police Historical Archive A Guest Blog By Ann Harrison Benetech Communications Director Since 2003, Benetech's Martus information management software has helped human rights activists create encrypted databases and back up their data remotely to their choice of publicly available servers. Discovered last summer, the warehouse contains approximately 80 million records from the archive of the Guatemalan National Police.

How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

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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 ?

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Honoring NTEN Committee Members


This week is National Volunteer Week ! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, says "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.". Debra Askanase, Director of Outreach, National Brain Tumor Society.

Comfort vs. Action: The Internal Debate

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Nelson Mandela spent four-plus decades as an activist and freedom fighter and 27 years in prison because the demeaning National Party policy of apartheid in South Africa impeded black South Africans’ ability to live with human dignity. posted by. Laura E. Tan , University Service Learning /. AmeriCorps Coordinator. ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

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

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Today, on International Women’s Day , I’m grateful, proud, realistic and hopeful. Today, I am realistic… that only some women have the advantages I take for granted every day. Safety, education, vote, voice, financial independence, even basic control over their lives. I am realistic that this isn’t just the case for women in developing nations. It also happens in my own community, my own country. I am realistic (and sad) that we have a long way to go.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. National LGBTQ Task Force / Detroit, MI / $500. The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Creating Change Conference convenes in Detroit, Michigan January 23-27, 2019. The Corps Network National Conference.

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: Established or Start Up, Local or International – What’s best for ME?


Do you want to serve locally, nationally or internationally? . From Giving Back : FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: Established or Start Up, Local or International. The post FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: Established or Start Up, Local or International – What’s best for ME? You’ve made the decision to join a nonprofit board and be an agent of change in the nonprofit community. Now what?

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Peace Games & International Efforts

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Speakers: Douglas Thomas, USC Center on Public Diplomacy Hardy Merriman, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Stephen Friedman, MTV U Douglas Thomas: We're closet gamers. " Came to the idea that if people play together, they tend not to think of people as different nationalities. Hardy Merriman - International Center on Nonviolent Force more power - strategic nonviolent theory.

Nonprofit Start-Up Fever Hits the Valley, Sweeps the Nation

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Associate Professor, ASU School of Community Resources & Development Early each semester I graph five years-worth of the number of Arizona nonprofits that gained status as income-tax-exempt under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The same graph using national data shows the same summer 2014 spike. posted by Mark Hager, Ph.D.

Little Penguins, Big Drama: Lessons on How to Go Viral from the National Aquarium of New Zealand

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When I joined the Blackbaud Arts and Cultural Solutions team, I stumbled across social posts from the National Aquarium of New Zealand and have been following them ever since. Timmy came to the National Aquarium after being found on a local beach with a spinal injury.

How Malala Fund’s Innovative Grantmaking is Revolutionizing Education for Girls

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It’s being re-published today in honor of International Day of the Girl to highlight Malala Fund’s important work around education for girls. Education Nonprofit Community Engagement Customer Stories International Development Leading Through Change Public & Social Benefit

Salesforce Employees & Tsofen Prepare Israel’s Arab Students for Jobs in Tech

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Lobbying with local governments with the aim to make national policy changes. Nancy Refki has a strong background in international development & nonprofit programming. Education Nonprofit Workforce Development Action Meets Impact International Development STEM Youth Programs

Workforce development for the nonprofit tech professionals of the future: It will be a consortium, not a building with a dome!

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Examples include Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) , Shriver Job Corps , International Institute of New England , JFYnet , Jobs For the Future , National Fund for Workforce Solutions, SkillWorks , Boston PIC , YearUp , and Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Using National Doctors’ Day to Cultivate Your Grateful Patient Program

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Every March, National Doctors’ Day provides a time when healthcare development operations can lead the charge to honor their physicians in a myriad of ways, often with gifts and messages. Keep the promotions steady throughout the campaign, internally and externally. Roll out your plan within your internal staff members. Hold fun, internal gatherings to celebrate victories : specified number of notes written, donations received, etc.

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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Nonprofits and NGOs Celebrate International Women's Day

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Did you know that in some countries International Women's Day (March 8) is celebrated with flowers and gifts? Fellow BlogHer Contributing Editor, Beth Kanter, writes about the fundraising Twitter campaign for CARE happening in conjunction with the film in her post, Tweetathon To Honor International Women's Day and To Spread The Word About A Powerful Noise Live. 100% of the royalties from Celebrating Women go to the International Museum of Women.

Improving the Donor Experience Across National and Affiliate Offices

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Whether coming from the national office or one of its local affiliates, there should be little variation in that message. From most donors’ perspectives they are giving to an organization, not the national office or the local affiliate chapter and they expect that organization to understand who they are, why they give and to continue to share reasons why they should keep supporting the mission of the nonprofit.

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Changing the Narrative for Refugees Through Education

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And according to the United Nations, the number of people forced to flee their homes due to conflict, persecution, and human rights abuses has doubled in the past decade to reach 82.4 Education Nonprofit Human Services International Development

2021 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

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27: International Polar Bear Day — #PolarBearDay. 8: International Women’s Day — #IWD2021. 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — #EndRacismDay. 21: International Day of Forests — #ForestsDay.

United Nations Volunteers Launches New Online Volunteering Site

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Have you ever wanted to translate newspaper articles from Turkish to English for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)? Help the UNDP's (United Nations Development Programme) International Poverty Centre forge research partnerships in the Arab States region? Cross-posted from The Extraordinaries volunteer online United Nations

June 20th Is National Take Your Dog To Work Day

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Pet Sitters International invites your business to Join us! Flickr Photo by Beth. You all know that I'm a dog lover , right? That's Sadie who passed away 5 years ago this month. She has her own dogbook profile on Facebook! Anyway, if I still had a dog it would be at my feet tomorrow in my office.

2020 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

27: International Polar Bear Day — #PolarBearDay. 8: International Women’s Day — #IWD20. 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — #EndRacism. 21: International Day of Forests — #ForestsDay. 25: International Sculpture Day — #ISDay.

Verdict in Guatemala Disappearance Case!

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A strong example of this work was shown on October 18th when Benetech statistical consultant Daniel Guzmán presented expert legal testimony in the trial of two former agents of the Guatemalan National Police, Abraham Lancerio Gómez and Héctor Roderico Ramírez. Guzmán’s testimony was based on his analysis of the Guatemalan National Police Archive which was discovered by chance in 2005 in a munitions storehouse in Guatemala City.

Addressing the Elephant in the Boardroom

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There is an elephant in boardrooms across national and international lines that can no longer be ignored. That elephant is named discrimination and most frequently it takes the form of racial discrimination. Too many boards lack diversity. Board Multicultural

Call for Abstracts: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy in South Africa

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This looks like a fascinating event to take place in South Africa this October: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy. The promise of the knowledge economy has attracted the interest of national governments both in advanced industries and developing economies.

More Network Wisdom from Shack/Slum Dwellers International

Network-Centric Advocacy

As savers travel from Khayelitsha to Greenpoint or Nairobi to Colombo, the network is unified and strengthened - not only at a street level but between towns, regions and provinces, and nation-states. The pool of knowledge generated through exchange programmes becomes a collective asset of the SDI network - so that when slumdwellers meet with external actors to debate development policies, they can draw from international examples, forcing government and other stakeholders to listen.

IntraHealth International Launches OPEN Initiative to Improve Public Health in Africa

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A couple weeks back, IntraHealth International — a supporter of TechSoup Global — launched a terrific new collaboration with great music artists, technologists, and health care workers in order to further benefit programs for urgent health needs in Africa.