Why Kansas City Has a Shot at Bridging the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the new Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund. It addresses the thorny problem of bringing the 25 percent or so of people in the city who are still not participating in the information age to inclusion. So why is Kansas City investing more money on digital inclusion? The fund is being administrated by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. The City Of Reinvention.

Ask Your Customers To Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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How To Write A Business Plan In About One Hour

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

Never Say These Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

20 Tips for Nonprofits Using Twitter

NetWits

This is a follow-up post to yesterday’s “ 10 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Twitter ,&# in which we talked about some of the many ways nonprofit can use social media networks, such as Twitter , as a communications vehicle to support their organization’s larger goals.

Foundation Revenue Grows 4.7 Percent

Connection Cafe

In comparison, overall charitable giving to 5,170 nonprofits representing over $17 billion in annual giving grew 1.4 Greater Kansas City Community Foundation: Serving donors. Nonprofit News Arts & Cultural Blackbaud Index charitable giving foundations

New Mobile Giving Facts You Must Know

TechImpact

Naturally, the nonprofit sector is looking at this trend and searching for the most effective way to leverage the power of the new technology to aid fundraising and volunteer recruitment efforts. The problem is, nonprofits are not giving it a chance to. Image courtesy of iThemes.com.

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The American Heart Association Harnesses the Power of Social Media Through Innovative Display

NTEN

This is a story of how the little ol’ Kansas City AHA branch thought out of the box to create an impactful social media display hub to complement their website that led to not only reaching their fundraising goal but caused their Heart & Stroke Walk to trend on Twitter for hours during an event.

How to Turn Your Volunteers into Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

Andrew Stanley is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and is the co-founder of VolunteerMark and Chief Product Officer at WonderWe. Volunteers are natural sources of support because they have large networks that can be activated to help grow your nonprofit’s reach. At WonderWe , we had a volunteer approach us with an idea to use our technology and his networks to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Published Book Three: In 2016, I published “ The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout ,” with co-author Aliza Sherman. In the US, I gave workshops at nonprofit conferences in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Missouri, California and at SXSW.

Nonprofits - Power and Influence in our lives

Connection Cafe

We are excited to be sponsoring The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 Gala in September. Shortly after reading more about the people, I was looking at some of the vacation photos from my annual Father/Son Baseball trip during which we visited six museums, an aquarium, stumbled upon a duck race fundraiser for Special Olympics, Illinois and attended a Kansas City Royals game where they celebrated "Christmas in July" to help the Salvation Army raise awareness and funds.

KC Ronald McDonald House Goes Online to Manage Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

The following article is part of the March/April edition of the Nonprofit Hub Magazine, which focuses on Cause Camp and volunteers in conjunction with National Volunteer Month. Volunteers are essential to achieving the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

Tech Soup Blog

I've just returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin and I'm pumped! There are NetSquared groups in 50 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. Vancouver, British Columbia: Open Data for Nonprofits.

RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But we also shared more than that – the nonprofit technology field. Back in the mid-1990′s – after 15 years of working the nonprofit sector, I got obsessed by technology and started working as the network weaver for an online network of artists called ArtsWire.

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The 10 Things I Am Thankful For This Year

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Each year, around Thanksgiving time, I think about what I am thankful for. This year, I decided to once again take the time to make a list. A list of 10 things I am thankful for. What''s on your list this year? What''s on your list this year that wasn''t on last year''s list?

The 10 Things I Am Thankful For This Year

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Each year, around Thanksgiving time, I think about what I am thankful for. This year, I decided to once again take the time to make a list. A list of 10 things I am thankful for. What's on your list this year? And, what's on your list this year that wasn't on last year's list?

How Will You Be Remembered As A Leader?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Kansas City Star newspaper last year wrote a story about Marion Laboratories and its 60th anniversary. Mr. Ewing Kauffman, fondly known as Mr. K, led Marion during its peak, and is remembered as one of the most effective, influential leaders ever in the Kansas City area.

Announcing the Digital Inclusion Fellowship

NTEN

We’re excited about the projects that the City Host organizations and their Fellows will lead, and the impact they’ll have on the digital divide in the eight cities.”

The 10 Things I Am Thankful For This Year

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Each year, around Thanksgiving time, I think about what I am thankful for. This year, I decided to once again take the time to make a list. A list of 10 things I am thankful for. What's on your list this year? What's on your list this year that wasn't on last year's list?

Lessons Learned in the First Year of My Social Venture

NonProfit Hub

Josh is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and is a thought leader at VolunteerMark , where they’re dedicated to maximizing the volunteer experience for nonprofits and for-profits alike. The post Lessons Learned in the First Year of My Social Venture appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

The big nonprofit tech trends this past year seemed to be in the areas of the emergence of mobile devices, social media stratification, the launch of Office 365 for Nonprofits, some huge digital inclusion initiatives, and lots of other things. Office 365 for Nonprofits.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to learn, laugh, and network with their peers? Baltimore, Maryland: Web Dev Day for 3 Nonprofits.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

For many years now Blackbaud has published data on the most generous online giving cities in the United States. In 2013, donors in the 265 cities raised more than $822 million online—a whopping 61% increase from 2012. Census map) with the most cities in the top 25 are: West – 8.

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Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in our April/May issue of Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Volunteer engagement isn’t just a trivial award or public recognition, but rather part of a nonprofit’s culture. At HALO, the volunteer-nonprofit relationship starts from the first interaction.

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Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofit Neighbors Tech Club in Kansas City, Missouri. Its first event focuses on the free Google for Nonprofits donation program. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech.

Must-Read Book For Nonprofit Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. Saturday, October 2, 2010 Must-Read Book For Nonprofit Leaders If you lead a nonprofit organization, the one hour it will take you to read Peter F.

What I Am Thankful For This Year

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Each year, around Thanksgiving time, I think about what I am thankful for. This year, I decided to take the time to make a list. A list of 10 things I am thankful for. What''s on your list this year? What''s on your list this year that wasn''t on last year''s list?

Disability Vocational Training – “Start Earlier, Push Harder”

Vertex Systems

‘We’re going to take these suggestions back to the central office in Jefferson City,’ said Clarinda Unger, the meeting’s facilitator and former vocational rehab district director. Louis, Springfield and Kansas City.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

At the Haas Business School at UC Berkeley, I was on a panel with three other nonprofit CEOs talking about board relationships (Benetech's board is much more like a venture capital company's board than a typical nonprofits!). Last week in Kansas City, I talked to college reading centers about the same issues. I've had many opportunities to give talks over the last few weeks, in a wide array of venues.

NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

Tech Soup Blog

The exact format isn't important, as long as we are consistently gathering the nonprofit and tech communities together so that they can learn from each other. Nonprofit Neighbors Tech Club in Kansas City, Missouri.

Learning to Lead, Part 2: How I Juggled Public Allies and an ASU Degree

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Rachelle Wayne 2018 Alumna, ASU BS in Nonprofit Leadership & Management and Class 12 Public Ally. I mean, they all are nonprofit programs and what better way to learn than to apply my class assignments to my placement objectives.

Picture This: TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge

Tech Soup Blog

Throughout the campaign, TechSoup invited nonprofit digital storytelling experts to share their best practices for creating stories with impact using pictures. Submitted by The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City , this photo incorporates the “ rule of thirds.”

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My next trip is to Kansas City for my nephew's wedding, and a chance to speak informally at the Kauffman Foundation about technology social entrepreneurship. In early October, I'll be heading to Washington DC for a board meeting of the Social Enterprise Alliance , the group that promotes social enterprise among nonprofits, and then on to Seattle for a board meeting of RAF Technology, Inc., Sometimes I like to update people on my travels.

NTC 2007 Day of Service: Come Join Us

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Want to see an online documentary from 2000 that shows scenes from the first ever Day of Service held in Kansas City in March, 2000? The Day of Service is a way for conference participants to give something back to the community that hosts the Nonprofit Technology Conference.

Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships and Photo Competition

Have Fun - Do Good

Sustainable Table , a project of the nonprofit, GRACE, defines sustainable as: "A product can be considered sustainable if its production enables the resources from which it was made to continue to be available for future generations."

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Be A Leader Outside The Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

While I volunteered at this past weekend's "Million Meals For Haiti" event in Kansas City, I was reminded of the importance and power of leaders outside the workplace.

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Infographic: The Internet is Important to Everyone

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits and libraries can use the infographic to help local government and other community leaders understand why increasing information technology access and use should be a critical community-wide goal.

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

Tech Soup Blog

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you've probably encountered one of my twice-monthly roundups of nonprofit tech meetups. There are NetSquared groups in 50 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities.

How To Effectively Communicate With Your 5K Racers

Eric Jacobsen Blog

My two passions are leadership and running 5K races that benefit nonprofit organizations. I'm halfway through my goal to run 30 5K's this year. Feeling good about that, I thought I would combine my two passions and list below best practices for what to communicate to 5K racers.

Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Participants from a nonprofit work on their network map during the workshop. Recently, Jennifer Ahern Lammer who is the program director for the Alliance of Nonprofit Management , shared several good design points developed by Peter York from TCG and how she applies it.

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NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

Tech Soup Blog

That's why we're thrilled that NetSquared is joining TechSoup in having a strong presence at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, Texas. Nonprofit Neighbors Tech Club in Kansas City, Missouri. Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Make It Easy For Employees To Volunteer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. Thats the week when nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

That's why this is the perfect time to make a fresh start on your nonprofit tech resolutions. Then check out our new online learning courses, starting with Tech Training for Nonprofits and Libraries. Then join one of more than 80 upcoming events happening in cities across the globe.

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