Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Photo courtesy of The Miami Foundation. Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million, organizers at The Miami Foundation realized that Give Miami Day 2014 would be their most successful Giving Day yet. Thursday’s Give Miami Day raised $5.2 This was the first year that The Miami Foundation promoted a funding goal for Give Miami Day, set at $5 million. “As Collaboration among nonprofits is key; Miami Arts Brigade was a huge testament to that.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation. As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. State/Local / #DCNP2019 / @DMANF. State/Local. State/Local / #NPSummit19 / @TogetherSC. State/Local.

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Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth Kanter

With the clock ticking for Give Local America on May 5, community foundations and others are finalizing plans for this national day of online giving. But The Miami Foundation and Boulder an increase in participating nonprofits and overall amount raised. Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Guest Post by Michelle Huttenhoff, Knight Foundation.

Tech Local: New 501 Tech Clubs

NTEN

NTEN's local meet up groups have been popping up all across the US over the last few months. While each group has its own local flavor, most meet monthly to discuss nonprofit technology topics, learn from peers, and connect with the local nptech community. Lauderdale-Miami Tech Club is just getting started this month. If you're interested in starting a club in your local community, just email us. flickr: Eva the Weaver.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 74: Increasing Civic Engagement Through Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Community foundations are doing critical work to create change at the local level. They play a convening role in the community and engage community members in philanthropy to address pressing local issues. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Why and how The Miami Foundation embraced the concept of new power. How the Foundation launched and has grown Give Miami Day to be one of the largest giving days in the country. The Miami Foundation.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of youth development, community service, and the environment. State/Local / #DCNP2018 / @DMANF. State/Local. Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum / Miami, FL / $945.

Eco-blogs target younger generations in South Florida | theledger.com

AFP Blog

Eco-blogs target younger generations in South Florida | theledger.com: "Eco-blogs target younger generations in South FloridaBy BRIDGET CAREYThe Miami HeraldMIAMIRebecca Carter has a mission: raise awareness of local, green-minded organizations through one Web destination.Last year, she launched her blog, greenerMIAMI.com, and now it's beginning to blossom as the go-to destination for green.

Knight Foundation Launches The Giving Day Play Book

Beth Kanter

That’s something we have heard more and more over the last year, as foundations and nonprofits look for ways to tap into the growing online giving market with these daylong campaigns raising funds for local causes. The 2011 Greater Washington Give to the Max Day successfully built capacity in local nonprofits, with 84 percent of nonprofit survey respondents reporting that the Giving Day training sessions increased their ability to interact and fundraise online.

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Member Round Up: Summer Learning!

NTEN

Speaking of resources, Microsoft recently offered the licensing to their Local Impact Map , free of cost, to nonprofits. 501tech miami If you're not in the New York City area, you can always join your local 501 Tech Club for ongoing learning opportunities. The picture to the left comes from the first meeting of our newest tech club in the Miami-Ft.Lauterdale area.

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Twenty "Fearless" Changemakers

Have Fun - Do Good

Miami, FL Youth L.E.A.D. Mike Rocco | City Hall Fellows | San Francisco, CA City Hall Fellows creates the next generation of enlightened leaders for local government empowering them to be effective change agents. As part of its Be Fearless initiative, the Case Foundation has chosen the 20 winners of Finding Fearless —a nationwide campaign to recognize, reward and inspire fearless changemakers.

Is the Financial Services Industry Poised for Market Disruption?

SocialFish

At one point in time, when you opened a new account at your local bank, and the expectation was that you’d stay awhile. Yellow-Pepper , a similar service based out of Miami, FLA offers the same service to countries like Brasil. As time went on, your relationship with your bank grew: when you needed to add a checking account… when you needed a student loan… when you were buying your first house. Back then, being a bank customer often meant you would be a customer for life.

20 Lists of Holiday Gifts that Give Back

Have Fun - Do Good

I encourage you to support the small, local nonprofits in your community with a gift donation. Better yet, why not give the gift of time to your family, and to an organization, by volunteering at a local nonprofit together during the holidays? My friend Gabriela of One Love Alliance forwarded me an email today from Slow Family Living that said: "Remember? It's supposed to be Comfort and Joy. Not stress and overwhelm. Don't forget to. Slow Down. Connect.

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MyBallard recognized nationally for community collaboration

gokubi.com

MyBallard.com , our local neighborhood news blog, just got recognized nationally. We’re excited to announce that My Ballard has just won an Online Journalism Award for community collaboration, edging out the LA Times and Miami Herald. Seattle continues to be a national leader in the post-newspaper world. I know more about the goings on in my neighborhood than I ever have, and MyBallard is a big part of that. All my friends read it, because it is throughly awesome.

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A Playbook To Kickstart Your Nonprofit’s #GivingTuesday Campaign

Beth Kanter

They also hosted a local event at the Mall of the Americas where school principals rode a roller coaster for a certain amount of time based on the donations received. The key lessons learned here are: create concrete visuals for media to cover participation in #GivingTuesday and make it easy for them to connect a national movement to a local story. When it comes to follow up, the Miami Foundation is a good example of what’s possible when you follow-up.

Good Ram Gone Bad On My Dell Desktop: OMG

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I got smarter along the way and mirrored the operating system so I didn't have to reinstall everything and I have all my data backed up either on a local hard drive (three copies) and online. I'm presenting and doing a workshop in Romania and then will be flying back to Boston via Miami to present at the Technology Affinity Group (Foundation IT folks) Conference.

Top 3 Sources for Donated Tech, Products, and Services

Tech Soup Blog

Matthew Perdoni also invited everyone to the Independent Sector Embark National Conference in late October in Miami. Good 360 has a local donation program in which charities and libraries can pick up donations from retailers like Home Depot and Bed Bath & Beyond directly. It's probably baked in to our cash-strapped nonprofit DNA to see if we can first get something donated before buying it outright. But asking for donations is time-consuming and not effective all the time.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

Miami: 4,000 potential members. Los Angeles, California: Using Technology in Local Activism. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities.

Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days

Beth Kanter

The Miami Foundation offered the 305 prize for the donor who gave at 3:05 p.m., a hat tip to one of the local area codes. Note for Beth: Most of my work over the last twenty years in nonprofit technology has been focused on designing and facilitating capacity building projects, specifically training and peer learning projects that help participants successfully learn and apply skills using online technology, social media, networks, measurement, training design or other topic.

Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

A good example of such a program is Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Assistive Technology Services. There are local government based nonprofit programs like Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities in Ohio, and ARC Broward. The first time I really "got" the power of accessible technology (AT) to improve the lives of people with disabilities was when I saw the PBS documentary Freedom Machines.

Going Back to the Future to Help Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

Marty McFly: ‘Cubs win world series…against Miami’? Marty: I just meant that Miami—What did you just say? If this was the Hill Valley Telegraph instead of USA Today, this headline might make more sense because of the local news angle, but even that is a stretch. The day has finally arrived! After countless hoaxes on Facebook, today is Back to the Future Day.

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Jewish Television Network Delivers Online Religious Service

See What's Out There

My “official&# classes begin in 6 weeks with the Rabbi in Miami, Florida. I’m recovering from a motorcycle accident and unable to attend services at my local synagogue. I am not affiliated with any congregation and, being unemployed, couldn’t buy a ticket to a local shul. My local rabbi told me that the medical treatments were more important to my well being than the services.

What I Learned From @Sree Sreenivasan Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum

Beth Kanter

I just spent two days in Miami at the Knight Foundation Media Learning Seminar where I co-facilitator a pre-conference workshop on leading on social channels with Amy Gahran and Stephanie Rudat. Sree struck up a conversation and learned that they had missed their chance to try out for labanda, a local American idol like show.

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Women of Color Resource Center: An Interview with Anisha Desai

Have Fun - Do Good

I was teaching in high schools in Miami and the Bronx and San Francisco for some time, and really wanted to be around young people, especially during their high school years, which I thought was an interesting time of their political development. Locally, we run a project called the Technology Empowerment Project of Oakland.