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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Creating Public Transparency: Bringing GuideStar to Israel

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In early August, NPTech launched Guidestar Israel. It took almost five years to make GuideStar Israel a reality, and it is an incredible resource for Israeli nonprofit organizations. The GuideStar project was established as an unique cooperative venture by the Ministry of Justice, JDC-Israel, and Yad Hanadiv with the objective of developing civil society in Israel. What is GuideStar Israel? . Debra Askanase, Community Organizer 2.0.

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.

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

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!"

Halcyon's By The People Festival: How One Organization is Using Data to Unite People Around Art

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The festival offered a variety of experiences, from pop up art shows, to traditional galleries, to academic dialogues about topics such as human connection in the digital realm and achieving peace between Israel and and Palestine, to a virtual reality art hunt.

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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.

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

Our EveryAction Hero: Jewish Voice for Peace

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We do everything from legislative organizing to engaging in campaigns that seek to put nonviolent pressure on the government both in the US and Israel to respect international law. This month, our EveryAction hero is Jewish Voice for Peace. As a a membership driven organization, JVP works with chapters and members across the country advocating for human rights, justice, and equality for Palestinians and Israelis.

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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.

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.

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.

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A Sneak Peak at Who Is Taking the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey

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Israel 13.3%. Inspiring people to take online surveys is tough! We are grateful to the 3,573 people who have taken the 2018 Global Trends In Giving Survey thus far.

3 Fun Things to do with SMS this Summer

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The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund also used text messaging to promote a sweepstakes at their annual Israel in the Gardens, an outdoor event in San Francisco. Finally! Summer is just around the corner.

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Experiential Leadership Development

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I’ve just returned from week-long leadership development program in Israel called “ Reality Storytellers ” hosted by the Schusterman Foundation. We stayed in amazing places and enjoyed incredible meals by some of the top Chefs in Israel.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Released

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Yesterday, Microsoft launched Microsoft Security Essentials Beta , a free set of security tools for validated users of Microsoft XP SP2 or SP3, Vista, or Windows 7 in the US, Israel, China, and Brazil. In what looks to be the successor to OneCare , it is said to be faster and less resource intensive. Early reviews of the beta have been positive, so if you are comparing different security packages or are a current customer of OneCare, check it out.

And the Twitterville Book Winners Are.

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That's some of the schwag and a copy of Shel Israels's Twitterville that I purchased at last night's #tbash , the launch party for the book. Shel Israel donated three books. And Congrats to Shel Israel on the launch of his book!

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.

Visit to Qatar

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I also personally delivered the business cards of Abbas Abbas, a blind Ashoka social entrepreneur, who focuses on serving the needs of Arabs with disabilities in Israel with his AlManarah (Lighthouse) Association. I’m on the plane heading back to the U.S.

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Games for Good - SXSWi Day 4

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Asi says Impact Games does not hide its intentions behind the game – there is one way to "win", and that involves following the plan to peace that has the most support among the UN, Israel, and Palestine alike. Author: Noah Cooper.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Has Facebook Entered the Trough of Disillusionment?

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I thought about that diagram when I read Shel Israel's post " Is Facebook starting to fade? My FLickr Stream. That's a diagram I created to illustrate Gartner's Technology Hype Cycles. " He points to some early warning signs, but admits he doesn't have a crystal ball.

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.

Nonprofits and the Age of Automation: AI, Machine Learning, Bots Link Roundup

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The Two Sides of the AI and Humanity Debate: I’ve been following Shel Israel for over ten years, since he interviewed for a chapter about nonprofits and Twitter in his 2009 book, Twitterville.

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

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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. .

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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.

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.