Structural Poverty and the Non-Adoption Tax

Tech Soup Blog

She pointed out the sad irony that while Internet literacy is a key ingredient for fighting poverty in New Mexico, building up that literacy is more expensive in poor communities than in wealthy ones: read more. This post originally appeared at TechSoup for Libraries. I recently spoke with Alice Loy, co-founder of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. GCCE and the New Mexico State Library are partners in Fast-Forward New Mexico (FFNM), a BTOP-funded project.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Through a mix of session formats, speakers from inside and outside our sector, structured networking, and informal discussions with peers, participants will explore ways to design and implement evaluation and learning approaches that generate stronger information, decisions and performance. Within the wide-ranging program, structured by experience levels and topical areas, you can tailor a learning program specific to your interests. The Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference.

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Building A Nonprofit Board That Understands Financial Stewardship

Kindful

But some general knowledge about financial literacy will bode well. Take advantage of National Literacy Month. Simply getting new members to understand how to read a finance statement is another first step to financial literacy for board members.

3 Financial Statements to Watch Closely Each Month For Your Nonprofit

Blue Fox

We’ve been in those meetings and we understand that financial literacy does not always span the entire boardroom. Revenue model structure.

Leading organizations invest in building the digital capacity of Canada’s nonprofit sector

NTEN

Improving digital literacy, access to technology, and resilience will make the work of community change more impactful. This is about investing in more effective solutions and structures to drive deeper impact across Canada.”. “At

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Opposing Salesforce.com attempt to TM "Social Enterprise"

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For example, there are many just in the area of open source foundations: nonprofit organizations structured as social enterprises writing open source software for the benefit of society, with many examples in each of the five claimed areas. I've been working closely with Kevin Lynch, the CEO of the Social Enterprise Alliance, on countering the efforts of Salesforce.com to attempt to trademark the name of our entire field, Social Enterprise.

Bookshare Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary at Google

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

They also demoed Read2Go, the accessible ebook application for the Apple OS and Route 66 Literacy, Benetech’s online literacy instructional program. Our lower cost model made it practical to invert the power structure. Bookshare, Benetech’s pioneering digital library for people with print disabilities, celebrated its 10th birthday last night with a terrific party that was attended by many of our long-time friends and supporters.

Share Files and Collaborate Online with Box

Tech Soup Blog

Create a folder structure that categorizes your daily fundraising responsibilities. Manage geographically dispersed staff and beneficiaries by creating folder structures with content specific to regional offices. Operation Hope : This financial literacy nonprofit uses Box as its primary content management system for all employees. TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, Box.org.

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Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Stakeholders Platform and the TIGAR project were time-limited and needed to be replaced by a new structure. Even though Benetech doesn’t have donor funding for this, our VP of Global Literacy, Betsy Beaumon, and I thought it would be worthwhile to attend this meeting. The stakeholders were able to come to an agreement on establishing the Accessible Book Consortium: its structure and activities. One of the reasons I started the Beneblog more than ten years ago (!)

My Benetech

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Some folks are passionate about literacy and helping people with disabilities, others about human rights, and still others about the environment. Finally, Papilia has a fully compliant opt-in structure that is based on permission-based communication. We just launched a major stakeholder communication initiative, at My Benetech. We've partnered with the folks from Papilia to provide user-customization of the information they receive from us.

New Site from AICPA Helps with Taxes

Allegiance Group

In addition, being in the same eZ Publish instance, we were able to leverage a number of existing structures, layouts, and features to reduce the time and budget required for each subsequent Website. We are happy and proud to be working with AICPA and Ad Council on these projects to help promote and support financial literacy!

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Government, Community, and Corporate Partnerships to Expand Broadband Access

Tech Soup Blog

With shrinking budgets, providing increased access to the Internet and training for computer literacy can be particularly challenging for libraries and public computing centers. Elliot wrote a post after his interview with her about how structural poverty plays a big role in keeping people in low-access communities away from opportunities and how the costs of that poverty in communities can actually make it more expensive for positive change to work and projects like this one to succeed.

New Site from AICPA Helps with Taxes

Allegiance Group

In addition, being in the same eZ Publish instance, we were able to leverage a number of existing structures, layouts, and features to reduce the time and budget required for each subsequent Website. We are happy and proud to be working with AICPA and Ad Council on these projects to help promote and support financial literacy!

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New Site from AICPA Helps with Taxes

Allegiance Group

In addition, being in the same eZ Publish instance, we were able to leverage a number of existing structures, layouts, and features to reduce the time and budget required for each subsequent Website. We are happy and proud to be working with AICPA and Ad Council on these projects to help promote and support financial literacy!

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Employee Recruitment and Retention: 4 Engagement Tips

Web Courseworks Associations

As you explore the different learning experience platforms available, make sure to look for these features: An intuitive interface so that any one of your employees, no matter their digital literacy, can use it easily.

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The Story in the Numbers

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Those who envision what could be possible by having Benetech apply innovative technology to the areas of Literacy, Human Rights, and the Environment, and who enable us to explore new opportunities for creating social good. Over 80% of our revenues are structured as “pay-as-you-go” contracts, rather than grants. Department of State, which similarly structures our award as a cooperative agreement, not a grant.

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Award Winning Combinations for Social Change

Care2

In addition to journalism training, the women attend literacy and computer skills classes and are ultimately employed as by GPI where their experience and relationships enable them to report from the perspective of community members on the social injustice and other issues that impact them. We’ve talked about the importance of breaking down silos before.

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Going to Davos to Redesign the Planet

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

What about literacy and education? Governments creating tax policies and organizational structures to encourage capital for and the formation of social enterprises. My latest post on HuffPo is now up: Going to Davos to Redesign the Planet , about my proposal to the WEF's Global Redesign Initiative. I've included the post below, but comments are best done on the HuffPo site above. How would you try to change the world if you had the chance?

How to Write Effective Web Copy (Part 1): Make It Readable

Connection Cafe

American Literacy is Iffy. Use Structure on Your Web Pages. Smart page structure is the quickest way to deliver that ease. The words are identical, but the structure is quite different: Why is the version on the right so much easier to read on your screen than the left? Structure! The Internet is bloated. Your users have miniscule attention spans. And nonprofit websites everywhere are filled with clichés and ambiguity. Words matter.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

Organizations like Room to Read , the Poetry Foundation , and Books in Homes USA work to promote literacy and the significance of literary works in our society - support their work today, bookworms! she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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My Three Words for 2011: Seek, Sense, and Share

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Most of all, I want to master the ability to switch between connectedness and solitude. I will continue to practice and explore different ways to use visuals to aid reflection, including data visualization, visual thinking, structured frameworks, graphic facilitation, and more. My Three Words for 2011 inspired by Harold Jarche's Networked Learning Model.

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How To Fundraise For Corporate Donations Using Passive Income Practices

NonProfit Hub

Your existing fundraising efforts can be structured into a model that attracts donors. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, she returned from a four-year stint in California to enjoy the more community-oriented atmosphere of Durham, NC, where Megan volunteers with the Durham Literacy Center and local running clubs. When seeking corporate sponsorship, nonprofits often split up into two camps.

New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth Kanter

The themes included: Reimagine systems: Societies can revise both tech arrangements and the structure of human institutions – including their composition, design, goals and processes. Redesign media literacy: Formally educate people of all ages about the impacts of digital life on well-being and the way tech systems function, as well as encourage appropriate, healthy uses.

Net Smart: How To Thrive Online

Beth Kanter

The book covers five digital literacies – each starting with an illustration by Anthony Weeks that graphically communicates the key points. People who can bridge networks – fill structural holes – stand to benefit. NetSmart is Howard Rheingold’s latest book. It synthesizes his 30 years of experience if being a model digital citizen and what he has learned from asking other this simple question: How to use social media intelligently and mindfully?

5 Things Oakland Taught Me about Civic Hacking

Tech Soup Blog

This inclusive spirit was also reflected in the structure of the event itself. McKellar said that it was important to make government more accessible to the entire community, including those with "varying literacy or languages or degrees of digital literacy" and that the library should be involved in those conversations. What happens when community members, technologists, city officials, and librarians join forces at City Hall to talk about how to improve their community?

Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Beth Kanter

The ability to search effectively for information online and to be able to discern the quality and veracity of the information one finds and then communicate these findings well (referred to as digital literacy). Another possibility, though, is that evolving social structures will create a new “division of labor” that rewards those who make swift, correct decisions as they exploit new information streams and rewards the specialists who retain the skills of focused, deep thinking.

Will It Take a Village to Bring Our Communities Online?

NTEN

We landed on the possible solution of leveling up the concept of online literacy. I agree that there is the current situation, and ongoing danger of recreating the existing social structures online. We need a new more involved kind of online literacy (which needs a new name)--a working knowledge of the issues creating and managing online platforms and communities and a way to stay in conversation with colleagues who are working with the same issues. Rachel Weidinger. [Ed.

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Leading the Participant

Museum 2.0

The simulation is structured to give students information, then a binary choice. As Mira explained: The goal is for students to experience presidential decision making, and then debrief, discuss, and share, utilizing historical and civic literacy skills. Remember the last time someone said to you, "this is entirely your choice?" Maybe it was your family saying you could pick the restaurant, or your boss offering you one of two paths forward.

Mark Pesce at CUA09 - Think Like a Cloud, Make a Storm, Kill the Tower!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I think this is connected to what Rheingold's Attention Literacy piece, but I have go back and read it again. With very few exceptions, organizations are structured along hierarchical lines. He talks about the strengths and costs of the hierarchy (organizational structures) and the cloud - and that the two forms are not compatible.

NetCentric Advocacy: The Long Sunday Mass: Organizers and Blogim Stori (Storytelling Blog)

Network-Centric Advocacy

Sparse linear or analytic thought and speech are artificial creations, structured by the technology of writing. The literacy rate is low and audience needs time to index and organize the stories. Sparse linear or analytic thought and speech are artificial creations, structured by the technology of writing. The literacy rate is low and audience needs time to index and organize the stories. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Reflections on the Science Center World Congress

Museum 2.0

Casual discussions were steeped in government policies, national literacy rates, and worldwide attitudes towards science. We need to create some collaborative structures (probably on the web) for continued dialogue and mutual support. What is the Science Center World Congress ? It's a question whose answer eluded me from the day I registered eight months ago through the first few days of the conference this week.

Notes from the Future: Reflections on the IMLS Meeting on Museums and Libraries in the 21st Century

Museum 2.0

One of the most promising models for doing so (and a potential way to structure the NAS report) is scenario-based planning. Joshua Greenberg from the New York Public Library talked about transitioning from teaching information literacy to information fluency—helping visitors navigate and harness the vast world of digital information to their own ends. What’s in the crystal ball for museums and libraries?

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