Online giving grows | Philanthropy Journal

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Online giving grows | Philanthropy Journal : Led by small and medium-sized organizations, online giving grew 13 percent in 2011, excluding online giving to international charities, a new report says

Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal

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Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal : "As Google Fiber Inc., a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. NASDAQ: GOOG), has contractors building new internet networks in several cities across the U.S., the tech company is seeking local nonprofits for a new partnership program in nearly all those metro areas." 'via via Blog this

A Simple Practice to Shift from Scarcity to Abundance: One-Sentence Journal

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I want to keep a one-sentence journal, a technique developed by habit change guru Gretchen Rubin. The thought of writing a personal journal was daunting to me, so the idea of writing one sentence a day was very appealing.

Virtual sorority’s tax-exempt status denied | Albuquerque Journal News

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Virtual sorority’s tax-exempt status denied | Albuquerque Journal News : "Well, it seems that the IRS is made up of a lot more of us “mature” people and a lot less of our children’s generation. Two months ago the IRS Exempt Organization folks (yes, those people) denied tax-exempt status to a virtual sorority. I had never heard of a virtual sorority. But no matter; I have not heard of most virtual things. I’m not in the right age bracket, either for virtual or for sororities.

Bridgespan launches website for givers | Philanthropy Journal

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Bridgespan launches website for givers | Philanthropy Journal : "To equip donors with the tools and information they need to be smart and impactful givers, Bridgespan Group has launched GiveSmart.org, an online resource for philanthropic giving

Bay Area Nonprofits Teach Technology in a Three Day Series Across Region - Press Release - Digital Journal

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Bay Area Nonprofits Teach Technology in a Three Day Series Across Region - Press Release - Digital Journal : ''via Blog this

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$108 million Ice Bucket Challenge windfall could threaten ALS Association's charity ratings - Washington Business Journal

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$108 million Ice Bucket Challenge windfall could threaten ALS Association''s charity ratings - Washington Business Journal

Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS

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Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS : ". If we don’t expose our students to this — students we want to lead the next generation of journalism and communication — we are doing them a disservice. For journalism and mass communication programs, it’s essential." ''via Blog this In fact, it would be smart for universities to add a general coding class to the core curriculum required of students in all fields.

Attendees at Austin's SXSW Interactive give big - Austin Business Journal

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Attendees at Austin's SXSW Interactive give big - Austin Business Journal : Convio Inc. Nasdaq: CNVO), an Austin-based fundraising technology company, conducted a survey of SXSW Interactive participants and found more than 87 percent of attendees donate to charity. The top giving categories for the interactive crowd includes children, disaster relief, faith-based and human and social services

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Nonprofits: Master ‘medium data’ before tackling Big Data | Philanthropy Journal

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Nonprofits: Master ‘medium data’ before tackling Big Data | Philanthropy Journal : Every day, humanity adds approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data to our collective store of knowledge. Looking over this treasure trove, scientists, financiers, and business leaders are justifiably giddy about the potential of Big Data. For the nonprofit community, Big Data also offers immense potential. But with our mere billions of data points we''re not quite ready for it.

Wichita nonprofits share holiday wish lists online - Wichita Business Journal

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Wichita nonprofits share holiday wish lists online - Wichita Business Journal : Wichita-area nonprofit organizations are making their holiday needs known through a newly created wish-list website developed by marketing and branding firm Greteman Group

Disaster relief calculator, developed at URI, is adopted by U.S. international relief agency | Business Notes - Business | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal - The Providence Journal

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international relief agency | Business Notes - Business | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal - The Providence Journal : Students at the University of Rhode Island have developed a program that helps donors see how to aim their generous impulses to the most effective actions. Disaster relief calculator, developed at URI, is adopted by U.S.

Technology seen transforming philanthropy | Philanthropy Journal

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Technology seen transforming philanthropy | Philanthropy Journal: "une 2, 2010Networked digital technologies are transforming philanthropy, making it easier for 'donors and doers' to find, support and work with one another to address social problems, a new monograph says.But inequities of access and capacity also keep many individuals and institutions from benefiting from information networks

New Crowdfunding Site ‘Survive the Streets’ Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal

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PRESS RELEASE New Crowdfunding Site ‘Survive the Streets’ Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal : New crowdfunding website Survive the Streets ([link] launches to help the nearly homeless in the U.S.,

Wall Street Journal Considers the Flip to Feature Phones

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nearly 2 million more than the year before,” writes tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler in the Wall Street Journal. ”- Wall Street Journal Some feature phone fanatics just want to disconnect. “Last year, 24.2 million so-called feature phones shipped in the U.S.,

In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips » Nieman Journalism Lab

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In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips » Nieman Journalism Lab : "In the aftermath of last week’s earthquake that devastated Nepal, BBC News is today launching an account on the messaging app Viber to publish news, information, and tips for staying safe as the country continues to recover." 'via

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Dell, University of Texas empowering entrepreneurs — blog | Austin Business Journal

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Dell, University of Texas empowering entrepreneurs — blog | Austin Business Journal: "For the fifth consecutive year, Dell and UT’s RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are teaming on the 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition, with more than $100,000 to be awarded to turn innovative social concepts into new businesses or nonprofits.

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Social Media, Journalism and “The News Will Find Me”

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just posted a great slide deck of a presentation she gave recently on the impact of social media on journalism to the New England Press and Newspaper Association ‘s Winter Conference. The awesome Debra Askanase of Community Organizer 2.0

6 things we learned about journalism from Social Media Week | Poynter.

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6 things we learned about journalism from Social Media Week | Poynter. 15, 2012 1:29 pm Panel discussions about journalism and technology can be pretty hit-or-miss these days. Jeff Sonderman by Jeff Sonderman Published Feb. 15, 2012 1:23 pm Updated Feb. This week, I saw a couple of hits. Journalists on the social media and politics panel, from left, HuffPost's Laura Bassett, Politico's Keach Hagey, ABC News' Rick Klein, and Gannett's Laura Cochran. via @PTInsights

Mobile Citizen Journalism: The Phone As Global Equalizer « MobileBehavior

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Mobile Citizen Journalism: The Phone As Global Equalizer « MobileBehavior: "iran-mobile-citizenThe Iranian crisis put Twitter in the spotlight as an organizational tool showcasing how the online world could be used to communicate and unite people, despite government censorship.

Entrepreneur's Corner: Long Tail Grants - The Wharton Journal

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Entrepreneur's Corner: Long Tail Grants - The Wharton Journal : "Please describe Long Tail Grants and the experiences that led you to start the company. LongTail Grants is an online platform that enables individuals to raise money for themselves, so they can start their own socially beneficial projects. As a crowdfunding model that focuses on students, LongTail can be thought of as a 'Kickstarter.com' for Youth Community Engagement.

Hospitals embracing social media | Delawareonline.com | The News Journal

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Hospitals embracing social media | Delawareonline.com | The News Journal: "Some 3,500 miles away, Delaware residents are keeping tabs on team members as they go from one town to another, thanks to daily postings and pictures on the hospital's Facebook page.

'Kitemark' could distinguish journalism from 'web noise' - Press Gazette

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Kitemark' could distinguish journalism from 'web noise' - Press Gazette: "Kitemark' could distinguish journalism from 'web noise'21 January 2009By Owen AmosA 'digital kitemark' to differentiate quality journalism from 'the noise of the web' should be introduced, according to a new report published this week.Other recommendations from What’s Happening to Our News, an independent report carried

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Change Agents: Tom Serres and emerging cause economy | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com

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Change Agents: Tom Serres and emerging cause economy | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com : Where his goals once were limited to corporate success, now they''re dead focused on making Rally a linchpin in the nation''s $300 billion "cause economy," his favored term for personalized philanthropy.

The Nerdery to provide free Websites for Twin Cities nonprofits in Overnight Website Challenge - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

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Paul Business Journal : "Overnight Website Challenge," during which scores of programmers will create new (and free) Websites for Twin Cities nonprofits The Nerdery to provide free Websites for Twin Cities nonprofits in Overnight Website Challenge - Minneapolis / St.

KPBJ.COM | Local nonprofits' grant applications posted online for public viewing and?funding | Business Daily | The KPBJ | KITSAP PENINSULA BUSINESS JOURNAL

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KPBJ.COM | Local nonprofits'' grant applications posted online for public viewing andfunding | Business Daily | The KPBJ | KITSAP PENINSULA BUSINESS JOURNAL : Local nonprofits'' grant applications posted online for public viewing and funding March 12, 2014 @ 12:05am Kitsap Community Foundation has posted online summaries of grant applications from 71 local nonprofit organizations and invites the public to view and possilby help fund the applications.

The Ithaca Journal - www.theithacajournal.com - Ithaca, NY

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The Ithaca Journal - www.theithacajournal.com - Ithaca, NY: "Grant looks to help nonprofits create better presentationsThe United Way of Tompkins County has received a $9,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation to establish a lending library of equipment and software to be used by nonprofit health and human service organizations to produce professional presentations.The grant will be matched with.

A new tool for Twitter search out of the Knight Lab portrays trends in a single picture ? Nieman Journalism Lab

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A new tool for Twitter search out of the Knight Lab portrays trends in a single picture  Nieman Journalism Lab : It’s a couple days old by now, but make sure you take a look at TwXplorer, the tool out of Northwestern’s Knight Lab. In addition to showing a list of recent tweets that include your search term, twXplorer displays the most popular words, hashtags, and links in those tweets

The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

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The Greenpeace Mobilization Lab has a project proposal idea for a “ Mobilization Journal ” as part of the Knight News Challenge. The Mobilisation Journal project on the Knight News Challenge will use the existing journalism and storytelling work already piloted by the Mobilisation Lab at Greenpeace and scale it more generally for the social change sector. This journal provides a way to strengthen practitioners skills and adapt to rapid changes.

Internet surfing helping nonprofits | Delawareonline.com | The News Journal

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Internet surfing helping nonprofits | Delawareonline.com | The News Journal: "Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington has joined nearly 300 other Delaware nonprofits and schools registered with Goodsearch.com, an innovative search engine that donates a penny of advertising revenue to charity every time someone uses it

Attention Data Nerds! NTEN Change Journal: It’s All About Data

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September Issue NTEN Journal. The new issue of the NTEN Change Journal is all about data! Or rather how we all should love data!

MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

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MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME : "Jack is a homeless young man participating in Portland's Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) program through the Youth Building Alternatives curriculum at LearningWorks, where teens can earn a General Educational Development diploma while learning job and life skills.

Vlogging Learning Journal: Editing

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Click to Play About the Content In late Spring, snapping turtles come out of their hibernation and look for a place to dig a hole. ? Last June, I was sitting outside in our backyard and was startled to see a giant snapping turtle walk right in front of me.?

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From Komen to Limbaugh, what can companies do when affiliations misfire? : BusinessJournalism.org Reynolds Center for Business Journalism

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BusinessJournalism.org Reynolds Center for Business Journalism : These case studies are quite interesting from the marketing, advertising, consumer relations, corporate governance and other points of view. From Komen to Limbaugh, what can companies do when affiliations misfire?

Where's the Community in the Crowd? Framing and the Wall Street Journal's "Everybody's a Curator"

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Two weeks ago, my museum was featured in a Wall Street Journal article by Ellen Gamerman, Everybody''s a Curator. I''m thrilled that our small community museum is on the map with many big institutions around the country. I''m proud we were cast as innovators.

KM4DEV Journal Guest Editor

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Nancy White pinged me the other day asking if I was interested in joining the Guest Editor Crew she is leading for the next edition of the KM4Dev journal. The theme is going to be on something like "Technology for knowledge sharing in development." " I said yes because I have always found collaborative online activities with Nancy extremely rewarding, it is an opportunity to connect with others beyond the US borders, and discover new research/researchers.

Sioux City Journal: Nonprofits benefit from new media organization

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Sioux City Journal: Nonprofits benefit from new media organization: "'Welcome to Focus on the Community,' said host Eloy Garza.Rouse was overseeing another presentation of Siouxland Community Media, a recently-established, nonprofit production company that works with other nonprofits to provide access to the community through television.".

Google exec: Connecting via social media can spur nonprofit donations - Phoenix Business Journal:

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Google exec: Connecting via social media can spur nonprofit donations - Phoenix Business Journal:: "Google Business Development Manager Jaime Casap led a spirited presentation about the importance of technology in today’s business and nonprofit environment.With a declaration of “the laptop is dead,” Casap said the importance of a strong and meaningful Internet and social networking presence

Facebook clicks with Lower Hudson Valley nonprofits | lohud.com | The Journal News

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Facebook clicks with Lower Hudson Valley nonprofits | lohud.com | The Journal News: "everal Lower Hudson Valley agencies recently created profile pages to call attention to their programs, raise money from their newfound 'friends' and attract a new generation of volunteers

Taking a year-round approach to corporate philanthropy

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Stewardship Charleston Regional Business Journal corporate givingWhether that is in the form of volunteerism or through in-kind or monetary donations, for-profit organizations can build a partnership with nonprofits that is sustainable and lasts throughout the year.

Nonprofits prepare for a share of broadband stimulus funds - South Florida Business Journal:

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Nonprofits prepare for a share of broadband stimulus funds - South Florida Business Journal:: "With $7.2 billion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocated to provide broadband access to unserved and underserved populations across the nation, the region’s nonprofits are scrambling to bring a share to South Florida

Target will let Facebook users steer charity dollars - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal:

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Paul Business Journal:: "Target Corp. Target will let Facebook users steer charity dollars - Minneapolis / St. is letting Facebook users decide how the bulk of its weekly $3 million donation will be spent in its “Bullseye Gives” charity campaign.From May 10 to May 25, Web users can go to Target’s Facebook page (at www.facebook.com/Target ) and vote between 10 national charities

Lost In a Sea of Tiles: My Windows 8 Journal

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According to Microsoft, it's revolutionary. Some tech bloggers are more critical, however. Much has been made of Windows 8, the tile-heavy replacement for Windows 7 - is it really the next big thing, or is it another Vista? Honestly, it's a little of both. I didn't want a new operating system. I was perfectly happy with 7, but my old computer died, and I needed a replacement. And, I'd have to pay extra to get a new desktop without Windows 8, so down the rabbit hole I go.