To Act Nationally or Globally, Think Locally

Connection Cafe

We all know the value of building relationships with Members of Congress and local legislators. How do groups entice a Member of Congress to attend a local event or meet with key stakeholders? How to pitch local reporters on attending an event?

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Honoring both Funders and Fundraisers on National Philanthropy Day

Connection Cafe

National Philanthropy Day—minus the turkey—is much the same, with our family comprised of funder and fundraiser alike, with donors committed to the communities where we live and work joining with the professionals who have helped them match passion with cause.

Your Official #NN17 Local's Guide to Atlanta

EveryAction

Considering our team is obsessed with weekend trips to Hotlanta, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for Netroots 2017. The museum , curated and maintained by the National Archives, provides a solid tour and history lesson of Carter's presidency, and encourages visitors to engage in his ongoing human rights work today. Folks living in Atlanta have a love/hate relationship with MARTA , the local metro authority.

Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC

EveryAction

We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year and, seeing as it will be hosted in Washington, DC, our team wanted to share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights while visiting for 17NTC. With locally-sourced dishes that change daily, the Dabney recently received a Michelin star and is worth the wait. It recently gained national attention for the #FakeNews story that became widely-known as #PizzaGate.

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Your Official Netroots Guide to Shopping Local (and Progressive) in Phoenix

EveryAction

In case you haven't heard, the progressive community is gathering next week in Phoenix for one of the most anticipated events of the year: the tenth annual Netroots Nation conference !

Go Local with CSR

SocialFish

Ed.note: Give Local America is coming up on May 5. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is usually an after thought, and as such many brands simply select popular national causes or the CEO’s preferred charity to support. Local means more to customers because they can relate to it.

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Think Global, Act Local

Connection Cafe

Two recent advocacy victories this week by PETA and my former colleagues at Defenders of Wildlife are a great reminder of a little practiced truth: organizations are seeing greater (and often easier) success in leveraging online advocacy to change policy at the state and local level. I, personally, have a renewed interest in local issues after losing my power over four times in the last year. Author: Michelle Shefter.

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February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!

VisionLink

The United Way Worldwide declared February 11 as National 2-1-1 Day to recognize the importance of an anonymous, easy to remember 3-digit phone number (211) that was available to 24/7. 2-1-1 is confidential and helps people across North America find the local resources they need.

Using National Doctors’ Day to Cultivate Your Grateful Patient Program

Connection Cafe

Every March, National Doctors’ Day provides a time when healthcare development operations can lead the charge to honor their physicians in a myriad of ways, often with gifts and messages. Hold a kickoff at a volunteer’s home or local gathering place.

Solving Nonprofit Marketing Challenges across National and Affiliate Offices

Connection Cafe

It takes both a local and national presence to implement the strategies that will allow a nonprofit to make an impact. There are other donors who prefer to only give locally, to support the services and programs that local nonprofits provide to the community.

Improving the Donor Experience Across National and Affiliate Offices

Connection Cafe

Whether coming from the national office or one of its local affiliates, there should be little variation in that message. Sharing data, as basic as it sounds, can be very challenging for nonprofit organizations that have a national office and local affiliates.

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota.

National Breakthrough Network

VisionLink

Membership by application, and approved by the members themselves (not by us here at VisionLink), the National Breakthrough Network is an extraordinary group of thought leaders improving practice across the nation. The National Breakthrough Network, launched in 2007, is built on the straightforward premise that results are more powerful when stakeholders commit time and resources to work together.

Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans

Everyaction

Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Netroots Nation 2018 Conference. Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. Located right outside of the Convention Center, this local joint is the perfect way to start your day.

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Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans

Everyaction

Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. Located right outside of the Convention Center, this local joint is the perfect way to start your day.

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My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

Amy Sample Ward

Check out the interview below to learn more about how My Colorado Project is empowering local change! I recently came across the My Colorado Project when Jason Manke connected with me, asking for feedback and ideas about community building and online community engagement tools.

Happy National Volunteer Week!

NTEN

This week is National Volunteer Week ! Inspired by National Volunteer Week, we’d like to reiterate some of the ways one can volunteer and get involved with NTEN and be at the center of social change.

Will Give Local America Be The Largest Crowd Funding Event in History?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Give Local America , powered by Kimbia’s technology, is an effort to coordinate giving days on one platform. Last year, Give Local America raised more than $53 million from more than 306,000 gifts in 2014. Give Local America emphasizes small, local nonprofits.

The Future of Sustainable Business: Making the Global Goals Local Business

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the United Nations Global Compact Network USA Symposium in New York City.

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NTEN and National Volunteer Week

NTEN

This week is National Volunteer Week ! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, notes, "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference." Inspired by National Volunteer Week, NTEN took a few hours of work time to volunteer in our local communities.

Benetech Statistician Megan Price talks to local ASA chapter

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Megan Price I recently had the opportunity to present several of HRP’s projects to the local San Francisco chapter of the American Statistical Association (SFASA). Did high-ranking officials within the Guatemalan National Police know about Edgar Fernando García’s disappearance? In general the local chapter members were very excited about, and more than a little envious of, our work and the potential it has to impact human rights research.

Why Local Marketing Matters for Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Sure, there are important national programs like United Way or massive online listings of nonprofits that give credibility and visibility for fundraisers. But it often is the local marketing that comes from trusted, known recommendations that can garner the most benefit. So how can development directors and nonprofits combine the increased interest in online giving and the importance of a local connection? And for them, local communities are very important.

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Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also, if you have not read it, Kivi Leroux-Miller has written a stellar piece called “ The Heroes and Villains of Give Local America Story. “ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento. million to 339 local nonprofits.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology. Visit the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map and traverse the globe by clicking on any of the highlighted spots.

New Pew Internet survey sheds insights on location-based services - National U.S. Headlines | Examiner.com

AFP Blog

New Pew Internet survey sheds insights on location-based services - National U.S. A new survey published Thursday by the Pew Research Center''s Internet and American Life Project revealed a gradual rise in the use of local services in the United States along with the increasing adoption of smartphones Headlines | Examiner.com : The continuing influence of digital technology has spurred new practices when it comes to using smartphones.

Whoo hoo! Give Local America raised $68.5 million for 9000 nonprofits!

SocialFish

THANK YOU so much to everyone who donated money, a share or a tweet to help with the Give Local America National Giving Day on May 5. BIG THINGS come out of small actions and we’re very happy to have been a part of it! What’s next, you ask?

Working America Drives Local Action with Targeted Text Messages

Mobile Commons

Working America is a national organization that represents working families on a wide variety of issues. Some of those issues are national. But some – from unemployment in New Mexico to union rights in Ohio – are highly local. So Working America uses locally targeted mobile outreach to make sure they’re sending their messages to only the people who care about them. A targeted local text message can reach local members when urgent political action is needed.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. State/Local. State/Local.

50% Fundraising Growth and National Acclaim in 2 Simple Steps [FREE Webinar]

NetWits

If your organization is doing run walk ride or event based fundraising you won’t want to miss this FREE session – “ 50% Fundraising Growth and National Acclaim in 2 Simple Steps “ In the one-hour free webinar Bonnie J.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology. Visit the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map and traverse the globe by clicking on any of the highlighted spots.

Buffalo’s Young Preservations Use SMS to Preserve Local History

Mobile Commons

A new SMS campaign from Buffalo’s Young Preservationists lets members of the Buffalo community text in images of local buildings to target them for preservation.

Crisis Text Line Opens Nation’s Largest Set of Crisis Data for Limited Research

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over 13 million text messages have been exchanged via Crisis Text Line since its launch in August 2013, qualifying this as the nation’s largest open set of crisis data. This has already informed journalism, local policy makers, and community groups taking action to help people in crisis.

Shop Local First

Have Fun - Do Good

Hey Have Fun * Do Gooders--I've started posting over at WorldChanging: San Francisco about local WorldChanging happenings. I wrote the post below for them, but thought I'd post it here too 'cause Shop Local First Week is a national program. shop local San Francisco

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All Politics is Local? Now All Politics is Social

SocialFish

Colin Delany, Founder, epolitics.com and Director of Online Communications at the National Women’s Law Center. I attended a great Advocacy Leaders Network Breakfast today on Learning the Lessons of Campaign 2012 and Transforming Them to An Advocacy World.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

National Conference on Volunteering and Service: Tech Corps Will Boost Sector's Use of Technology

AFP Blog

National Conference on Volunteering and Service: Tech Corps Will Boost Sector's Use of Technology : "Tech Corps Will Boost Sector's Use of Technology HandsOn Network, the volunteer arm of Points of Light Institute, is partnering with Google to create HandsOn Tech Corps, an initiative designed to increase the nonprofit sector’s effective use of technology.

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering for Arts Organizations , Guest Post by Mary Trudel and Rory MacPherson. From these questions, our national study, How Strong is Your Social Net?

Planned Parenthood Uses MMS to Generate Support for National Pink Out Day

Mobile Commons

In order to voice their opposition to the bills and to demonstrate solidarity, Planned Parenthood asked Americans to take a stand on National Pink Out Day, which took place on September 29 th , 2015. Going all out for Planned Parenthood on National Pink Out Day.

#GivingTuesday: Why I Am Participating in the National Day of Giving on November 27, 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Giving Tuesday hopes to spark a movement of people and organizations who want to celebrate giving and encourage more and smarter giving during the holiday season. The intent is to create an annual national day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving or this year on November 27, 2012. The campaign will encourage philanthropic activities that support nonprofit organizations.

Happy National Volunteer Week - Guest Post by Chris Noble

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week (April 18th to 25th) is National Volunteer Week in the US. The week is a signature event created by the Points of Light Institute , to celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve communities across the nation. Photo from San Jose Library.

On a National Day of Service, Public Allies Arizona Makes a Difference in a Phoenix Neighborhood

ASU Lodestar Center

28 with a mission: to help their local neighbors beautify their curbs and develop long-lasting relationships. The Allies of Class 12 gathered that Saturday at Doras Church of Phoenix for National Make a Difference Day. posted by Nedd Freeman Anderson Class 11 Public Ally.

When Foundations Collaborate to Solve the World’s Problems

Connection Cafe

CoF’s work with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a great example of collaboration in action. Foundations 2030 COF Council on Foundations foundation good is for everyone Outcomes philanthropy SDGs Sustainable Development Goals United Nations Vikki Spruill

NetSquared Local Events: June 6–7, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Local members meet monthly in 50 cities around the world with the goal of helping each other solve their tech challenges and finding a tribe of people who shares our passions. What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently?