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

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Let’s zoom in on Israel; together with our partner, Tsofen , we are looking to ensure untapped talent can build social capital and achieve economic prosperity. Driven by a vision of a shared society, Tsofen aims to promote fair representation of Arabs in Israel’s booming hi-tech industry.

Creating Public Transparency: Bringing GuideStar to Israel


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.


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A Profile in Forbes Online by Shel Israel

Beth Kanter

I was thrilled to be featured in Forbes Online in Shel Israel’s online column. The profile is here. Shel talks about my early days in social media fundraising, my passion for teaching, learning, and sharing – as well as cupcakes and Cambodia. If you read the profile, you’ll also discover the many benefits of collaborating on a book with KD Paine and her editor, William Paarlberg: Learn to love measurement and become a better writer in the process.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Even though it says "businesses" in the title, there is an entire chapter devoted to nonprofits and fundraising on Twitter in the book. But wait, it gets better.

What did Twitter bring me today? A Babysitter and Shel Israel in Connie Reece's Pink Boa

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The meme: Top Ten Shel Israel Secrets That Even Shel Israel Doesn't Know About Shel Israel. Well, I don't know Shel Israel, let alone his secrets. Toby says: We know Shel would want you to link to Toby , Liz , and SHEL ISRAEL. Last night in a panic, I tweeted for a babysitter on Twitter. One friend wondered about the WOM factor on Twitter versus Craig's list.

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

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

3 Smart Branding Strategies for Nonprofits

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ALYN is a world-class hospital in Israel dedicated to the rehabilitation of permanently and temporarily disabled children. New Israel Fund. This planned giving campaign for the New Israel Fund lays out a future that potential donors yearn to see — equal rights for all Israeli citizens.

Daily DoGooder: I Gotta’ Love You Rosh Hashana


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

Daily DoGooder: What Is Happiness To You?


| 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

Finding Our Way With an Interactive Map


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.

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


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. Halcyon is a DC-based arts and culture organization that brings together diverse groups of changemakers in art and social enterprise and provides a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight.

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


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!"

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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. This year we are getting more participants from outside of the United States, but we definitely need more diversity in our survey respondents for the data to truly reflect the global donor community. The survey is available in five languages – ????????????

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. What and when was your first tweet?

Our EveryAction Hero: Jewish Voice for Peace


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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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.

2021 Funding & Grant Resources For Women’s Empowerment Organizations


i, New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania, San Francisco, and Israel (plus surrounding rural communities of listed cities). Areas served: US and 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. Betsy Aoki The other day, I received this Tweet from Betsy Aoki.

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. Below are links to some examples, plus additional info and inspiration. Enjoy! Susan Chavez shared 4 ways she's using Pinterest with The Association of Junior Leagues International.

Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Released

Tech Soup Blog

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.

Faith-Based Organization Fundraising: 5 Top Tips Based On The Latest Trends


As a means to aid with post-covid recovery, the Israel Tennis and Education Centers set up an emergency relief fund to serve Israeli children in need of essential services.

Visual Thinking: A Challenge for Our Sector


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.

2021 Fundraising Ideas Designed To Help You Raise More This Year


Check out this example from Israel Tennis & Education Centers Foundation. Choosing a fundraising idea for your nonprofit can be difficult. You need to choose an idea that meets your fundraising needs, appeals to your audience, and is manageable for your team to pull off.

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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.

And the Twitterville Book Winners Are.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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! I also had 17 copies to give away and delighted to meet United Linens and Walter Akana in person! . I kicked in my three preview copies. UnitedLinen purchased five copies for me to giveaway. Walterakana purchased two copies.

Wiser Giving: What’s Your Giving Style?

Beth Kanter

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. Flickr Photo by Time Anchor.

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


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".

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


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. At this stage they met with Royi Biller, CEO of NPTech Israel, in Jerusalem, and with NPTech's assistance, began customizing Salesforce to their needs. Imagine a Jewish girl, selling Challah bread on a college campus in America to help support black Muslims in Darfur.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Today, a youtube video called " Kiss Beth " appeared third. I had no idea why this happens, but in workshops when people ask for my url, it is easy to say "Google Beth" and it gives me a reason to mention the impacts of blogging on search engine results.

Experiential Leadership Development

Beth Kanter

I’ve just returned from week-long leadership development program in Israel called “ Reality Storytellers ” hosted by the Schusterman Foundation. We were connected with some of Israel’s most influential creatives and visited and explored some of the world’s most sacred sites and heard the stories from our guide, himself, a virtuoso storyteller. We stayed in amazing places and enjoyed incredible meals by some of the top Chefs in Israel.

Has Facebook Entered the Trough of Disillusionment?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. He does go on to say: Personally, I think Facebook remains in the most promising position of any new company I know.

10 Design Tips for Awesome Nonprofit Online Presentations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Check out these full decks we wrote and designed for AARP , Health in Harmony , and New Israel Fund.

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Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs to Change

Beth Kanter

I’ve just returned from week-long leadership development program in Israel called “ Reality Storytellers ” hosted by the Schusterman Foundation. This information was given to artist Paulina Correa who created a visual from the interview which was presented to us upon our departure from Israel. P re-Order my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. The book is being published by Wiley on October 10th.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

Beth Kanter

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. The event was organized by Appleseeds Academy , an Israeli NGO that works to reduce social gaps in Israel through the use of tech tools and the development of life skills.

What leadership practices help nonprofits achieve desired results?

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As an Israel Defense Forces veteran, I relate to Jim Collins’ West Point talk about the ethics of service, commitment to a cause bigger than yourself, the understanding that you could die while serving and meaningful insight that the pursuit for greatness is a journey that never ends.

Win A Social Media Library! (Plus One More Book From Me - Twitterville)

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Steve's Blog I think there is one important book missing from the library, so if you leave a comment here - you'll get a copy of Shel Israel's Twitterville. Steve over at Polar Limited like me, loves book. Also like me, he's doing a networked social media book giveaway. Steve has convinced these seven authors Mitch Joel , Tamar Weinberg , Tara Hunt , Chris Brogan + Julien Smith , Gary Vaynerchuk , Avinash Kaushik and John Jantsch. to offer up free copies of their books.

Happy Tweetsgiving!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm looking forward to attending the fundraiser in Silicon Valley where there will be fundraising raffle for signed books by these authors: Shel Israel – Twitterville Mitchell Levy 42 Rules for Driving Success with Books Janet Fouts- Social Media Success! Tweetsgiving is 48-hour event to encourage people to express their gratitude using online tools and at face-to-face meet-ups. This two-day event, scheduled for November 24-26, will also invite people to donate to Epic Change.

Crowdsourcing Skills for Human Rights via

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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.

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


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.

Visit to Qatar

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. after my first visit to the country of Qatar. It was a lightning visit of only two days (Sunday and Monday), with a focus on attending the World Economic Forum's Global Redesign Summit 2010 (the GRI).

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New Playbook Resource: How To Engage Alumni

Beth Kanter

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. I am a huge fan of Playbooks in the nonprofit sector as a capacity building tool. A playbook is an online resource that is basically knowledge capture around a specific practice or type of program.