Talking Sex Together (TxT) Launches a Clinic Locator to Help Iowa Teens Find Local Sexual Health Resources

Mobile Commons

For years, Iowa’s TxT program has been offering reliable help. TxT and AskTxTina are programs of EyesOpenIowa, which are funded through a grant from the Iowa Department of Human Services. Sexual health can be a confusing subject for teenagers.

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Yaayyyy! Obama Won in Iowa!

Have Fun - Do Good

[I]t's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential - and become full-grown. -- Barack Obama I'm very excited!!!! You can get an Obama shirt, like the one I'm wearing, at the Obama Store. obama

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Conferencing Virtually with Libraries in Iowa

Tech Soup Blog

It was such a success that in January of 2009, they hosted the second Iowa Small Libraries Online Conference (ISLOC): a conference that librarians and trustees from even the smallest libraries could attend without ever leaving their home or office.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Time to Revisit: Iowa Electronic Markets ~ Current Markets: 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Markets

Network-Centric Advocacy

Main | Lessons from Online Community Summit « Connectable Dots » October 09, 2007 Time to Revisit: Iowa Electronic Markets ~ Current Markets: 2008 U.S. the latest national polling is NYT and CBS (sept 4-9) has a Dem landslide (48% Dem to 32% REP) Link: Iowa Electronic Markets ~ Current Markets: 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Markets : Comments Time to Revisit: Iowa Electronic Markets ~ Current Markets: 2008 U.S.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » O-Bama, O-Bama, O-Bama

See What's Out There

A Black guy wins the Iowa caucus. Whether he goes on to win the nomination and becomes president or not, the fact that Barack Obama won in Iowa, a 95% white state, says something about the ability of Americans, especially younger Americans, to put race aside.

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Iowa Nonprofit Summit. Iowa Nonprofit Summit. Volunteer Iowa / TBA / Not available. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events.

Better Than 'Survivor': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams : NPR

AFP Blog

Today, the bald eagle camera he set up in Decorah, Iowa, is one of the most-watched in the country. Better Than ''Survivor'': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams : NPR : "It''s a good combination. using technology to see what''s going on that you might not be able to see at the ground level, but also raising issues around open space and wildlife preservation," Brockman says. Preservation is what drew Bob Anderson and the Raptor Resource Project into nest cams more than a decade ago.

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If you build it they will come, IF…


It’s a great (well not sure you can really call any movie with Kevin Costner great, but bear with me) movie about an Iowa farmer who hears a voice saying, “If you build it, he will come,” and decides to build a baseball field. Many of us have seen the movie Field of Dreams.

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TH - Local News Article

AFP Blog

TH - Local News Article: "A Web site could forge new links between prospective donors and local nonprofit organizations in is a facet of the GoldPenny Project, a partnership between, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and the Better Business Bureau of Greater Iowa.

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Trees Forever does high-tech tree planting --

AFP Blog

Trees Forever does high-tech tree planting -- "DES MOINES, Iowa - Trees Forever is going high-tech to plant trees in Des Moines.The nonprofit group plans to use cutting-edge, high-definition images of the city to guide the planting of hundreds of thousands of trees over the next several years.The technology will be unveiled Wednesday during a symposium where the group will

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Commensurate Wages to Cause Problem for Employers?

Vertex Systems

This is from a great article from the online publication Eastern Iowa Government, a story that continues our discussion of the issues concerning bill H.R. 3086 – the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act 2011 – which proposes an … Continue reading →

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Foundations Seeing Results of Evaluating Their Impact

AFP Blog

million from predatory lenders for Des Moines, Iowa families. PRESS RELEASEFoundations Seeing Results of Evaluating Their Impact: "Foundations Seeing Results of Evaluating Their ImpactCase studies highlight foundations using real-time feedback to refine or change course BOSTON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Annie E. Casey Foundation used an innovative evaluation process to recover more than $2.5

Non-Profit Organization to Close

The SocialPath

According the KCCI, a Des Moines Iowa ABC TV station, a West Des Moines nonprofit agency “that contracts with the federal government expects to lay off up to 200 employees because it lost a contract.&#. Non-Profit News Updates.

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Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

. . What is the EFSLMP? The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program is an initiative from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, a division of the Department of Labor. . Purpose of EFSLMP.

Google AdWorthy? | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Posted Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 at 5:46 pm by John Brian (91 posts) With only a few months until the Iowa Caucus, the annual marathon of political ads is almost upon us. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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


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.

Nonprofit Software Solutions to Cut Costs and Overcome Budget Cuts.

Vertex Systems

The SocialPath The Vertex Systems Newsletter Skip to content Home ← Iowa Nonprofit to Repay $40,000 Upcoming Vocational Rehab Payroll Webinars → Can Your Nonprofit Survive Budget Cuts?

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Two-Way Text Messaging: Interacting with Your Mobile Subscribers in One-on-One Conversations

Mobile Commons

TxTina , part of Talking Sex Together, is a free teenage pregnancy prevention program in Iowa that engage teens in one-on-one conversations over SMS.

Boosting Campaigns' Impact on Members of Congress


One very revealing panel included Eric Jones, the top technology person for Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, who provided tips and advice about ways that online organizers might boost their campaigns' impact on members of Congress and their staffers.

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Is a Sub-Minimum Wage Fair to People with Disabilities? | The.

Vertex Systems

The SocialPath The Vertex Systems Newsletter Skip to content Home ← Why Your NonProfit Should Avoid Social Media Iowa Nonprofit to Repay $40,000 → Is a Sub-Minimum Wage Fair to People with Disabilities?

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A simple, but profound, change in how we think about volunteers

ASU Lodestar Center

She has also worked as the Director of Volunteer Services for health systems in Iowa, Ohio, and Illinois and as a Special Projects Manager for Points of Light/HandsOn Network. posted by Lisa Humenik. President , Sigma Kappa National Housing Corporation. Faculty Associate.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 5 Extraordinary Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

Crisis Intervention Service serves 15 counties in north central Iowa. Crisis Intervention Service shared the following with Caravan Studios: "Our program serves a primarily rural 15-county area in north central Iowa. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

NetCentric Advocacy: Reporter in NH sees the "Network-centric" Obama campaign

Network-Centric Advocacy

For Obama, its a question of whether more of the same will deliver a victory in New Hampshire, which has decidedly different demographics than Iowa. Defying the pundits and the national polls that gave Clinton a comfortable lead going into last weeks Iowa caucuses, Obamas social network-centric campaign pulled off a surprise victory, leaving Edwards and Clinton in the distance. Before the Iowa. Before the Iowa.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Gift Catalogue – Obama Style

See What's Out There

I received an email just now from the Iowa State Director of the Obama campaign. In his email he tells me that they have opened up their budgets and now I can sponsor a specific aspect of their Iowa campaign.

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Jed Alpert on the Mobile Beyond Podcast

Mobile Commons

Or check out the blog post on the Mobile Beyond website, where they imagine a fictional event called Text Fest, at Lake Mobile, Iowa, and discuss how the explosive growth of mobile usage among consumers has led to a new appreciation among brands and marketers. Our CEO, Jed Alpert, went on the Mobile Beyond podcast to talk about his new book, The Mobile Marketing Revolution , and how companies can best take advantage of the fast-changing opportunities offered by mobile communications.

Best Strategies for Winning Advocacy Victories


Congress effectively will be Eric Jones, the IT director for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa. Frogloop readers who mobilize online activists to win advocacy victories may want to attend a free virtual event this coming Wednesday, March 9 th called “ Advocacy Live !&#.

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TxTina Lets Teens use SMS to get Advice about Sexual Health

Mobile Commons

The Iowa Department of Human Services’ TxT (Talking Sex Together) program is dedicated to providing teens the straight facts about their sexual health, and helping them make smarter choices about safe sex and abstinence. Teens seeking the scientific facts behind difficult sexual health issues can get direct, personal responses through the channel most comfortable for them – SMS.

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The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Iowa business tax registration: varies based on tax accounts and licenses. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

Fundraising Success Story: Couple Raises Money to Adopt a Child with Teespring

Tech Soup Blog

Shelley is a news reporter for KWWL in eastern Iowa and maintains the blog This Family’s Journey where she chronicles stories from her and her husband Chris’ marriage. This post was authored by Sean Pennino, a jack of all trades at Teespring.

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Multi-channel for Marriage Equality

Connection Cafe

On Friday, New York joined the ranks of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C. Author: Jill Ward. in legalizing same-sex marriages. The fight for marriage equality is far from over, but the victory in New York is a wonderful step in the right direction. There was no doubt, plenty of blood, sweat and tears to help make this happen, so I wanted to use my small little space on this blog to tell you all CONGRATULATIONS and thank you!

The Bora Connection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He is a Cambodian studying in the US in Iowa. Meet Vuth Bora. He joined my cause early on. Not quite sure how, but he is friends with Mongkol on Facebook. The first person to join the Sharing Foundation cause was another adoptive parent. I didn't know she was on facebook.

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How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

Mobile Commons

The immediacy of chat, combined with the anonymity of text messaging, makes SMS chat the clear choice for many healthcare providers, including such organizations as the Iowa Department of Human Services and National Safe Place.

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How To Get More Online Donations With Content Marketing

Nonprofits Source

University of Iowa: The donor intent of the gift establishes the guidelines for how they want their donation to be used. It’s no secret that content is king when it comes to engaging and delighting donors and members alike.

11NTC: Reporters Are People Too

Tech Soup Blog

Matt Denner of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement gave a crash course on free ways to monitor media coverage of your nonprofit. In his talk, If a Press Release Falls in the Forest, Does it Make a Sound?

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How Healthy Do You Want Your Nonprofit Board To Be?


She has held leadership posts at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa; the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network; and the Human Rights Campaign, where she was responsible for partnering with and training leaders in communities targeted for organizational expansion and growth.

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Use Online Surveys to Schedule Meetings and Poll Your Constituents

Tech Soup Blog

Tena is the Director of the Milford Public Library in Iowa and she uses Doodle to schedule her meetings remotely. Trying to pull a group of people together for a meeting, but they are spread out all over town, or the state or even the world? Instead of banging your head against the wall, consider following Tena Hanson's lead. In her blog post called " Schedule, organize, plan!

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Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere, April 17-23

Tech Soup Blog

Conferencing Virtually : The Iowa Small Libraries Online Conference. GreenTech's TeleGreen Your Work campaign is underway. Sage is giving away fundraising software. Nonprofit Commons is opening a new island. We're all excited for NTC. It's been a big week in the TechSoup universe. From TechSoup Stock : There's only one more day to request Sage's special donation of Fundraising 50. It's time to vote! Who made the biggest impact?

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Interested in Social Media and the Elections?


Boynton: Analyses of the 2008 YouTube Campaigns Dr. Boynton is Professor of New Media and Politics at The University of Iowa. Check out the American Political Science Association's free webconference TOMORROW, Friday 11/14 at 1:30 EST : APSA/ITP Webconference on Social Media and the 2008 Elections Friday, November 14 1:30-3:00 EST AGENDA George Kilpatrick: Welcome and Moderation Mr. Kilpatrick is Multimedia Advocate for New Inspiration for the Nation Derrick L.

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Why Social Movements Need Stories

Tech Soup Blog

I was lucky enough to be part of the team that won marriage equality in Iowa in 2009. Team Lambda Legal joined the RAGBRAI Bike Ride through Iowa in July, carrying the message of equality across the state and sharing stories via social media.

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No Trees Were Harmed in the Making of this Conference

Tech Soup Blog

Librarian Tena Hanson recently posted an account of her experience organizing the Iowa Small Library Online Conference on our TechSoup for Libraries site. A green IT travel reduction practice that has been getting more and more adoption lately are virtual conferences. NTEN , for instance, is starting to do more of them. Virtual conferences are basically talks or presentations streamed over the web to be watched or heard in real time or sometimes at viewer convenience.

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#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Deepa Kunapuli


She''s a proud graduate of the University of Iowa and spends her free time at dance class. If you register for NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit this September (#14LCS), you’ll be asked to choose one of three tracks— Digital Strategy , The Future of Technology , or Impact Leadership —and you’ll spend quite a bit of time with your track-mates at the Summit. That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (Again)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had the chance to meet with Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa last month, and tell him about for ten minutes. As part of the large national award we received from the Department of Education, we are spending a lot more time in Washington.

Industrial-Strength Software

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

As server infrastructure grows (just glance at these articles on Google's development projects in Iowa , and North Carolina ) energy use increases as well.