A Profile in Forbes Online by Shel Israel

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I was thrilled to be featured in Forbes Online in Shel Israel’s online column. The profile is here.

Olmert chat is offered in unconventional charity drive | JPost | Israel News

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Olmert chat is offered in unconventional charity drive | JPost | Israel News : The nonprofit organization Aleh is offering a video chat with Olmert as the prize in an unconventional online raffle that will help fund a mobility hoist that provides safe and dignified transport of children with severe disabilities

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Local philanthropists look to power of the masses for gift-giving venture - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

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Local philanthropists look to power of the masses for gift-giving venture - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News : An Israeli-South African couple is hoping to convince even the most lackadaisical gift-givers to donate to charity online with a few simple clicks.

Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money? | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

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The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News: "Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money?By Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money? | By Jacob Berkman  July 9, 2010The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Prospecting blog is running a series called “Fund-Raising Videos that Work.' The Chronicle is asking non-profits to send in their

Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money? | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

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The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News: "Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money?By Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money? | By Jacob Berkman  July 9, 2010The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Prospecting blog is running a series called “Fund-Raising Videos that Work.' The Chronicle is asking non-profits to send in their

Book Giveaway: Twitterville by Shel Israel (140 Characters of Twitterville Fame)

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From the Flickr Twitterville Group Shel Israel has written a book called Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods. It's a great read! Fabulous storytelling. Better yet, I've got a couple of advanced copies to give away.

Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs to Change

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I’ve just returned from week-long leadership development program in Israel called “ Reality Storytellers ” hosted by the Schusterman Foundation. P re-Order my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

Wiser Giving: What’s Your Giving Style?

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Shel Israel describes social or goodwill fundraising (individual raising money and giving to causes) as the “ cult of generosity ” – I would like to call “ Individual Social Responsibility ” – like there is “Corporate Social Responsibility,” it is also important for individuals to be generous.

Finding Our Way With an Interactive Map

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NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation. At NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation, we were looking for a way to bring together their community around High Holiday celebrations. Morlie Levin. They realized there wasn't an easy way for their alumni to share their traditions around the holidays and let other alumni know where their celebrations were taking place.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

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Based on the underlying theme of women’s empowerment with a focus on education and entrepreneurship, the 70 participants of the Tel Aviv event included representatives of NGOs active in the fields of employment, education, women’s empowerment, consultancy, and tech training from all over Israel.

Nonprofits and Pinterest: Nonprofit Blog Carnival Round-up

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Pinterest: One Nonprofit's Story , Susan's Site • Marc van Gurp highlighted the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Israel's "Pinsulin" campaign. Last month, I put out a call for posts about fun ways nonprofits are using Pinterest for the Nonprofit Blog Carnival.

New Playbook Resource: How To Engage Alumni

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The Alumni Playbook was created by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation with significant contributions from AVODAH, Birthright Israel Excel, the Bronfman Fellowships, JDC-Entwine, Moishe House, ROI Community and Tevel b’Tzedek.

Is A Downer News Cycle A Factor in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Success?

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How One Nonprofit Senior Staff Uses Walks and Talks

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Here’s what I learned: Karen learned about the importance of self-care as part of her organization’s work on issues of women’s empowerment and women’s equality in Eastern Europe and Israel.

Brace Yourself, and Your Privacy: Nonprofits in the Age of Context

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At least, that’s what Robert Scoble and Shel Israel are exploring in their upcoming book, The Age of Context: How it Will Change Your Life and Work. In the last five years we’ve seen the worlds of mobile, social, and cloud technologies mature. We’ve come to expect that we’ll be able to share, collaborate, and sync our life and work from anywhere as a matter of course.

Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

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Because we run large group bike rides (all over the US and in Israel) the office culture prioritized bikes as the mode of moving.

Innovative Uses of SMS: SMS for Lunch Campaign - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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I see its in Israel. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

Apples, Honey, and End of Year Fundraising

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Hype Services, Like Services Some organizations who provide a service see a huge spike in online giving around the High Holidays (think of tickets to services for college students or the planting of a tree in Israel ). Author: Emily Goodstein.

Once Upon a Design: An Introduction to Visual Storytelling

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Our recent project for Masa Israel Journey shows how all these elements can work together. By Rebecca Hume, Senior Designer, Big Duck. Let me tell you a story. No, better. Let me show you one. Storytelling as a technique has been getting a lot of buzz in the nonprofit world.

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A Homecoming Trip To Cambodia

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I raised money to help sponsor the first Cambodian Bloggers conference and raised a lot of the money via Twitter as Shel Israel noted in his book, Twitterville. I also used Twitter to get 300 t-shirts donated to bring over for the conference.

What is your “Individual Social Responsibility (ISR)?

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While Shel Israel calls this the “ cult of generosity ” – I would like to call “Individual Social Responsibility” – like there is “Corporate Social Responsibility,” it is also important for us a individuals to be generous.

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Daily DoGooder: I Gotta’ Love You Rosh Hashana

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Gotta’ Love You Rosh Hashana | 2:02 Birthright Israel A little New Years fun for our Jewish friends in this music video from Birthright Israel, which offers the gift of free, first-time educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. Change the world, one video at a time.I

Visual Thinking: A Challenge for Our Sector

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NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation. Emily Comisar. Manager of National Projects. Conveying ideas through imagery doesn't have to involve the expertise of a trained designer. The basic tools are already in our arsenal: circles, squares, arrows, even smiley faces. If I told you that we could find new expressions of Jewish communal work using this image as our inspiration, you'd probably think I was crazy: That's right, square plus triangle equals circle.

The Age of Context is out!

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Got a chance to read an early copy of the Age of Context , the latest book by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel. Don’t have time to read it? Check out this “ book in 5 minutes ” post; but for everyone else, I won’t spoil it.

You can learn something from everything

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I attend Sabbath services almost every Saturday morning at Congregation Beth Israel. posted by. Abbie S. Fink , Vice President /. General Manager. HMA Public Relations.

Daily DoGooder: What Is Happiness To You?

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| 0:37 Leket Israel This cute animated clip, from Leket Israel, reminds us what is really basic to happiness; a full belly. Change the world, one video at a time.What Is Happiness To You? | This org rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and redistributes it to nearly 300 nonprofit partners caring for the

Heard it on Twitter first.

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Uber-blogger Shel Israel's show Global Neighborhoods on Fast Company.tv launched today. Should have lots of good stuff. Check it out.

"Google Was Our First Office": Managing a Worldwide Staff

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Efrat Ben-Dor Erez, NPTech Israel. There are 500 volunteers working for PresenTense each year, mainly from North America and Israel, but also from other places around the globe.

Happy 3rd Birthday Twitter: What was your first tweet?

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Shel Israel, Twitterville Wikipedia Article on Twitter. My first Tweet: October 24, 2006 According to the TwitterFacts Blog , the first tweets of Twitter were sent three years ago today. I started using it 6 months after, but I didn't truly adopt the tool until 6 months later.

Crowdsourcing Skills for Human Rights via Movements.org

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The piece criticizes Human Rights Watch for supporting open society activists, particularly "those who wish to turn Israel into a pariah state." " Keyes himself has taken heat on the issue , especially in regard to his position on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Crowd Empowered Microfinance

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candidate in Finance at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Dan’s research focuses on crowdfunding and entrepreneurial finance. Here’s a followup post by Dan Marom, after he shared some insights last week into his book about the Crowdfunding Revolution. .

Member Round Up: Tools, tools, tools--from storytelling to benchmarking

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NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation released an interactive map of High Holiday services and celebrations to help connect young people with opportunities all over the country and in their own community. We created an interactive map to address this challenge, since we know the Birthright Israel generation uses digital tools to find real-world experiences".

Three Copies of Twitterville To Giveaway To Nonprofits: Leave A Comment

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She told me that she was planning to get a copy of Shel Israel's book herself, but had seen my Tweet leading to this post about the nonprofit book giveaway for Shel Israel's book called Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods.

11NTC Preview: Technology in Times of Disaster: The Important Role of Social media in Disaster Response and Awareness

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In the aftermath of that quake, as well as flooding in Pakistan, fires in Israel, flooding in South and Central America, and countless other incidents, technology played a critical and often-life-saving role, and remains at the center of the ongoing advocacy and long-term rebuilding work in Haiti.

Does Your Audience Grok Your Message?

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Caretakers of the land and people of Israel. Author: Dimitri Lundquist. Last month Lacey Kruger kicked off the first in a series of blog posts on content strategy that she and I will be posting with the excellent Content is King. Her post is a great primer on why it’s so crucial to pay attention to content on your web site.

Cambodia Bloggers: Five Years Later – Part 2

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I started contributing to Global Voices where I did blogging roundups from Cambodia. In 2007, I raised money to help sponsor the first Cambodian Bloggers conference and raised a lot of the money via Twitter as Shel Israel noted in his book, Twitterville.

Book Review: The Crowdfunding Revolution

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candidate in Finance at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Dan’s research focuses on crowdfunding and entrepreneurial finance. This is a guest post from Dan Marom, co-author of The Crowdfunding Revolution.

Welcome Fayrouz Shaqrawi

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Hers is the first blog by a Palestinian-Israel, and I'm sure she's going to offer some unique insights into life in Israel and the West Bank/Palestine. My colleague Lisa Goldman who covers the Israeli Blogosphere for Global s emailed about a new blog called The Land of Sad Oranges written by a friend named Fayrouz Shaqrawi. Here's what Lisa shared about her friend: Fayrouz is a Palestinian and an Israeli who grew up in the Galilee and speaks Arabic, Hebrew and English fluently.

How to License Hyper-V on Windows 2008

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Petri IT Knowledge Base, an excellent IT resource from Microsoft MVP in Israel, posted a plain-English post on Windows 2008 licensing concerns when using Hyper-V technology. Definitely bookmark-worthy if you are planning on virtualizing in the near future using this technology.

Google Beth, Kiss Beth: Tangible Benefits to Blogging (and Facebook(

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Occasionally, the "Beth" entry for wikipedia comes first or Beth Israel Hospital. I discovered that if you google the word "Beth" my blog comes up first in the search results - most of the time.