The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list! NYSSCPA / New York, NY / $385. Yale Philanthropy Conference / New Haven, CT / $110. Local.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! State/Local / #MCNAC16 / @SmartNonprofits. State/Local. Affect is a new community event highlighting the diversity of work and design behind social change. State/Local / #MadisonNonprofitDay / @nonprofitday.

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Guest Post: World Maker Faire and the New York Hall of Science: Radical Trust

Museum 2.0

On September 25 and 26, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) hosted the first East Coast substantiation of the Maker Faire. The park is among the largest and most heavily used in New York, but it’s not glamorous.

How Skills-Based Volunteerism Creates Transformational Experiences

Connection Cafe

One of my core values, both personally and professionally, is to give back to my local community. Then I showed the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and asked if anyone knew what they were, or if they had ever seen them.

Latest Association & Nonprofit Jobs – April 12


National Marketing Director , Back on My Feet – Back on My Feet is run like a fast paced, innovative, corporate start-up. The National Marketing Director will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will ideally be based out of either Philadelphia, PA or New York City, NY.

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Five Ways to Become a Better Fundraising Professional

Connection Cafe

Attend one local networking event or conference each quarter. Attend at least one national conference a year. The series of events will be taking place in Chicago on May 28, Washington DC on June 10, New York City on September 10 and Boston on September 12.

Raise Your Hand for Girls on October 11, 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She is the second college student we are supporting through the Sharing Foundation’s program. (I’m donating the royalties from my new book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit , towards her education).

How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers


Our work spans tiny nonprofits serving in Mali and Haiti, requiring a minimal financial commitment, to New York-based nonprofit household names that request significant funding from their board members, and everything in between. How much money do people really give on nonprofit boards?

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VisionLink Is In The News: Real-Time Winter Storm Map


I wanted to quickly write and share with you the local and national media coverage that VisionLink has been recently receiving in response to winter storm Juno.

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Several nonprofits have successfully interacted with, and more importantly, seen impact from, these engaged new audiences. In 2013 alone, the organization ran over 100 hours of programming in New York City.

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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. This campaign is a new way to combat urban decay.


Association Social Media: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)


The overarching goals are to be online with users and help elevate their awareness of what architects do and how they contribute to their local communities and society in general. One of our larger campaigns is National Architecture Week , which takes place the second week of April annually.

A Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Decide whether to launch a new responsively designed website, to mobile-optimize your current site, or launch a separate mobile website. Follow and study UNICEF , SOS Children’s Villages , ONE Campaign , National Park Foundation , and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Five Government Agencies Improving the Lives of New Yorkers with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

With over eight million people who have different needs and ways of communicating, the City of New York frequently uses text messaging as a platform to meet people where they’re at, no matter their age, race, or location. The five organizations below illustrate how municipal agencies can use SMS to help residents and together serve as a model for other cities to engage with local communities. Another campaign guided New Yorkers to local farmer’s markets.

The Internet Gets Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I hosted a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who attended the GeoFunders National Conference that took place last week in Seattle. Flickr Photo by Mburpee.

The 5 Hottest Nonprofit Conferences of Summer '16


The event's impressive keynote speaker lineup is also worth noting: the Chief Marketing Officer from the Human Rights Campaign, the one-and-only Beth Kanter, the Senior VP of Brand at the National Geographic Society, and the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer from the UN Foundation.

A Mobile and Social Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Decide whether to launch a new responsively designed website, to mobile-optimize your current site, or launch a separate mobile website. ? Follow and study UNICEF , SOS Children’s Villages , ONE Campaign , National Park Foundation , and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Government contracts and nonprofit organizations: Problems and solutions

ASU Lodestar Center

Through this powerful partnership, local services have improved, such as: enhanced human services, increased community development, greater economic development, and superior environmental protection. posted by Jeremy Higbee , Freelance Writer.

8th Annual Games for Change: Register Now!

Tech Soup Blog

As more nonprofits are looking towards technology to create effective social change, I wanted to take this time to present some exciting events taking place at this year's festival from June 20 - 22 in New York City.

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media


With new investigations of Planned Parenthood on the rise, the Komen leadership saw a sensible way to exit the controversial relationship and be seen as the non-partisan organization it felt it was. via the New York Times ).

An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We have also started hosting local nonprofit meetups in different cities in the US to engage with nonprofit partners. We featured her as a guest on our Facebook Live program at WEF interviewed by New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof.

Top Eight Tips for Finding a Perfect Junior Board Seat


BoardAssist ‘s nonprofit clients work in all interest areas from charter schools and the arts to economic development and healthcare, and serve locally, nationally and internationally (though all boards meet in the New York area).

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies


Social Media Metrics for Federal Agencies - new toolkit for federal agencies, which could be useful for associations and nonprofits as well. Toolkit from the National Minority AIDS Council ( NMAC ) about how to social media to promote high impact HIV prevention services.

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What Nonprofits Can Learn at Games for Change Festival

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The 8th Annual Games for Change Festival takes place on June 20 – 22 in New York City.

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Webinar: Monthly Donors, Social Media, and Cross-Channel Integration: Critical Tactics to Boost Your Fundraising in 2013


He is an active member of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and serves as Co-Chair of the Web, Tech & Social Media track for Fund Raising Day in New York and also serves as Board Member for the Direct Marketing Fundraising Association. Over the last 10 years, Sarah has worked on issues related to food sovereignty, genetic engineering, and local food security. Make 2013 the year your fundraising comes of age.

Loco for Local: Regional Examples of Open Government


The event convened almost 300 passionate people, all coming together for a common goal: to share knowledge on how to use new technologies to make our government transparent, accountable and meaningfully accessible to the public. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people interested or involved in local open government projects. While these big projects are important, the local initiatives are those that impact people's lives most directly.

Webinar: eCampaign 2012 - Killer Tactics to Drive Elections with Online Fundraising And Social Media


Electoral campaigns are important incubators of new techniques and tactics in online fundraising and organizing. From Barack Obama's campaign to the thousands of state and local races across the country, campaigners are relentlessly testing new approaches and refining proven tactics in online fundraising and social media to gain an edge over their rivals -- and in some cases to make history. Taryn Rosenkranz - Principal, New Blue Interactive, LLC.

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Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

Mobile Commons

Almost three-quarters of teens have access to a smartphone, and 80 percent of them say a phone number for texting is the first thing they share with new friends, according to the Pew Research Center Teens Relationships Survey. A local effort to help youths in distress.

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Appreciation for 501 Tech Club Leaders


This week is National Volunteer Week ! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, says "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." Read NTEN’s page on starting a new club and then email us at

How to Find the Perfect Nonprofit Board Matching Service


BoardAssist works with nonprofits serving locally, nationally and internationally to find high impact agents of change for their boards, but most of the boards we support meet somewhere in the New York tri-state area. If you are interested in giving back through board service, and can’t attend board meetings in the New York area, what should you be thinking about as you talk to nonprofit board matching services? Or just locally?

The Networked Nonprofit Book Arrived!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The lucky winner was Lorraine from the local chapter of the Red Cross. New York City. Moderated by Stephanie Strom of the New York Times. The 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service.

Macy’s Customers Use Text Messaging to Donate & Save Money

Mobile Commons

On the eighth annual Shop for a Cause day, Macy’s shoppers were able to text “Shop” to a short code to donate $5 to a local charity or the March of Dimes. A recent Macy’s SMS campaign helped shoppers save big and give back—and for the first time, gave them the option of doing so entirely with their mobile phones. Once the customer confirmed their donation, they received a text with a link for a 25% off coupon, valid that day at any Macy’s store.

Greenpeace Fights Toxics with SMS

Mobile Commons

The Rainbow Warrior III was docked in New York harbor, and Greenpeace invited passersby to tour the ship for a flavor of the organization’s important activist mission. They also were promoting their toxics campaign, a national effort to remove toxic chemicals from being used in industrial plants nationwide. The ship tour is promoting local action around whichever port the ship is in, so while in New York, Greenpeace was focused on Kuehne Chemical Co.,

Road Trip! Fundraising, Advocacy, Community Building, Storytelling and Recruitment on the Road.


Drawing national attention to an important issue (and a good bit of recognition for your organization the process). Building local chapters. Connecting and enriching a national movement. Mark’s infectious enthusiasm and evident passion for his cause make him an excellent story teller and his road trips have sparked a national conversation and movement. The road trippers also made stops for advocacy events in Boston and New York before concluding in Washington DC.

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Majora Carter’s Eco-Entrepreneurship

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Education was her way out, but when she signed up for graduate studies at New York University, she returned to live with her parents and became involved in and reacquainted with her neighborhood. Majora Carter is on a quest to save the world one community at a time.

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Keep Your Mobile Subscribers In The Know

Mobile Commons

Find a Local Service: National Safe Place lets teens in trouble text in their zip code to find the closest safe place near them. Connect with Transit Information: The New York MTA lets commuters text in to find the location of their nearest bus.

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Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

We have community groups, schools, local leaders and people at every age, interest, and skill level. Regional and local leaders were supported and given the opportunity to shine. I live now in New York, but before moving there in the autumn, I was based in London for a few years.

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Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm


The National Hurricane Center used their twitter account (separated by coast line, to @NHC_Atlantic & @NHC_Pacific) to post updates and weather advisories as the storm progressed. The New York City Mayor's office ran an official stream of information on their Twitter account and linked to other useful local information.

5 Ways to Become a Better Fundraising Professional

Tech Soup Blog

Attend one local networking event or conference each quarter. Attend at least one national conference a year. on June 10; New York City on September 10; and Boston on September 12. This guest post was authored by Nancy Palo, a senior consultant on Blackbaud's strategic services team with an emphasis on peer-to-peer fundraising. It originally appeared on This past week marked my one-year anniversary as a strategy consultant at Blackbaud.

Build Communities to Enhance Your Fundraising Campaigns


The donation page required a user to create a log-in profile, so CC also collected information about party guests as potential new donors or volunteers. Some that volunteered asked a local restaurant to host and give them a portion of the cover charge or bar sales that night to donate back to CC. The organization wanted a way to engage new and existing donors, develop its brand, create an online presence, and build awareness for its mission. . Adrienne D. Capps, U. Davis.