Nonprofit Workplace Wellness Initiatives: United Way of Central Ohio

Beth Kanter

United Way of Ohio – Healthy Eating Event. Recently, colleague Neil Parekh the of the United Way called my attention to the to the United Way of Central Ohio and its employee wellness initiatives focused on healthy eating. Four years ago, the United Way of Central Ohio created a staff committee that focuses on balanced well-being, which also includes healthy eating.

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Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Don't worry, there are NetSquared groups in 75 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.

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How Bethany Deines and Betsy Wood Apply Trust Agent Principles on behalf of the Children's Medical Center of Dayton, Ohio

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Bethany Deines and Besty Woods from the The Children's Medical Center of Dayton, Ohio were the lucky winners. that already exists on our website or are media stories from local media outlets on our social media channels like Facebook. Social media is just another avenue to tell our story and get the word out about what we do and educate the public (both locally and nationally).

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Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: Keeping Up with the Demands of IT Security on a Nonprofit Budget. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills. But maybe you're skeptical and you're wondering: "How can a free event organized by a volunteer be any good?"

Community is even better when it's face-to-face: Check out your local NTEN 501 Tech Club!

NTEN

These are informal local groups of those working in the nonprofit sector that meet on a regular basis to network and connect with colleagues, share information, and develop a local professional support network. Tech Clubs are driven by local leaders who step up to organize and plan group events with the support of NTEN. Some Tech Clubs have merged with NetSquared local groups who share similar group objectives. tech club logo. Online community is pretty amazing stuff.

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Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently? Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: E-Recycling. Cleveland, Ohio: Sharing Your Story — How to Run an Effective Multi-channel Campaign.

The nonprofit experts around the corner

Candid

So much so, that we created a program and began partnering with hundreds of organizations across the United States (and a few points abroad) to help them become go-to hubs for their local nonprofit communities. They’ve been coaching and skillfully assisting local nonprofits for years.

The Best Virtual Event Use Cases

AccelEvents

The Digital Summit series goes to different cities in North America to appeal to the local crowd while tapping into the interests in a range of industries. The hybrid event is based out of Cleveland Ohio, U.S.,

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

If you don't have a local group (I can help fix that problem! ), there are also free online guides and a global Twitter chat October 5 using the hashtag #storymakers2017. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Mason, Ohio: Connecting Nonprofits and Techies in Cincinnati. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Mason, Ohio: Help Create an App for Homeless to Manage Money More Effectively. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

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? NetSquared groups held 23 Storymakers events, helping local nonprofits use video strategically. Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. -->. -->. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum.

An Insider Look at Nonprofit Success in Social Media

NTEN

Making Change at the Local Level Using Social Media. Guest speakers from Policy Matters Ohio , ASPCA , and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will share their secrets for using social media to make their organizations thrive. We've partnered with Blackbaud to bring you a free monthly webinar series on "An Insider Look at Nonprofit Success in Social Media".

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Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

But don't be afraid — huddle up for warmth and knowledge with your nonprofit tech friends at a local Tech4Good meetup. Find your local #Tech4Good group. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. October is here, which means we can't ignore the fact that fall has arrived. The weather's getting cooler (except for our friends in Los Angeles!),

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

"Meetings" come in diverse and innovative formats like Mississauga, Canada's Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo; Pangani, Tanzania's Social Media Surgery ; and Birmingham, United Kingdom's Summer Tech for Good Social in a local pub. Join us at your local group. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Cleveland, Ohio: How to Remarket to Website Visitors via Facebook and Twitter. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared meetups will bring local nonprofits free digital storytelling workshops in more than 40 cities between August and October. Cleveland, Ohio: How to Remarket to Website Visitors via Facebook and Twitter. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Los Angeles, California: Using Technology in Local Activism. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. 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.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

That's why we do an annual survey of our members — because our local volunteers are always striving to figure out how they can help your nonprofit use technology to do more good. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

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Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared groups focus on topics that address their unique local tech challenges, but once a quarter, we select a common theme. In the US, the Chicago and Portland groups visited their local Microsoft stores to learn how to leverage the Office 365 donation. Cleveland, Ohio: Tableau Tutorial: Free Data Visualization for Nonprofits. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient, local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. So give your local organizer a hug next time you see them! GroundWork group in Columbus, Ohio. Cleveland, Ohio: Tech4Good Holiday Happy Hour. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

A Few Minutes With Patrick Westerlund, Education & Impact Investing Consultant, Tony R. Wells Foundation

Nonprofit Talent

The team found that less than 20% of Ohio nonprofits had ever thought of a foundation as more than a grantmaker. across the country but could not find a single program on the topic of social impact investing that it could leverage to educate local nonprofits.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Find your local #Tech4Good group. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: Google Analytics Overview. Cleveland, Ohio: Measuring Results. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year. That's why this is the perfect time to make a fresh start on your nonprofit tech resolutions.

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NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. National Volunteer Week has come and gone, but I ask you to join me every week in celebrating the amazing contributions of TechSoup's NetSquared community.

From Coast to Coast: How Healthcare Organizations are Handling the Outpouring of Support and In-Kind Gifts

Connection Cafe

Ohio ( Aultman Hospital ) : We would like to offer our heartfelt?gratitude Ohio (Fayette County Memorial Hospital) : ?After Here are some of the ways you can help your local hospital and the community: Do you have a 3D printer?

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: Sharing Your Story — How to Run an Effective Multi-channel Campaign. Cleveland, Ohio: Social Media Workshop. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. You're reading the TechSoup blog, so you're probably already comfortable with using technology in your work.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: Sharing Your Story. Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently? Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: Digital Storytelling. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: E-Recycling.

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Our NetSquared leaders are currently holding free events in 24 countries and meet with their local TechSoup partners to collaborate on how to best support nonprofits in their country. Find your local #Tech4Good group. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Cleveland, Ohio: Credit Card Security Requirements: What You Need to Know. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

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Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

Touch the Future is very comprehensive in that is assesses people to discover what their AT needs are, then it provides training on how to use the equipment, supplies the proper AT devices with warranties, provides help desk support, and, as an anchor member of the Southeastern Assistive Technology Access and Reuse Network , trains other agencies to provide the same services in other locales.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of #GivingTuesday makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed?

The Matter of Museums

Museum 2.0

Tina isn’t even a plant, despite being a local member. I’d hope more people in the world, particularly potential museum visitors to North East Ohio ;>) go with this definition. It’s a place where people can go to see ideas from the wide world and where the wide world can bring itself to local communities.” This month we’ve been thinking about “What is a museum?” (I'm I'm not alone there. Paul Bowers ' post and Mike Jones ' posts are worth reading.)

The People at Work

Museum 2.0

I've spent most of my working life at the mercy of city and state road construction, as Ohio seems to always been in repair ;> As someone who doesn't always listen to local traffic, I was thankful for his insight. I had something different planned for today. I suspect many of you could say the same. COVID-19, the non-catchy short-form for CoronaVirus, ran roughshod over most of our days, hiding in emails and sneaking into almost all our plans.

NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Formatting … Styles …Themes — Do You Know How They Can Help or Hurt You in Microsoft Office Programs? Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all! 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.

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

Tech Soup Blog

Don't worry, there are NetSquared groups in 50 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. Cleveland, Ohio: Tech4Good Cleveland — Social Media Workshop. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in physical space.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events. But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers. I have the very best job at TechSoup — I get to support our network of nonprofit technology event organizers.

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A Veteran's Day Reflection on Temporal Community

ASU Lodestar Center

Lance is a business consultant to local governments and nonprofit organizations. Lance received an MPA from the Ohio State University. He served in a variety of local governments for twenty years before creating LL Decker & Associates, Inc. posted by Lance Decker, President. LL Decker & Associates, Inc. I returned from this Monday''s Veteran’s Day Parade with a lingering sense of connection this year. My wife had a luncheon date so I went to the parade alone.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: A Well-Told Story Is Powerful. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: Assistive Technology. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4. We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community.

Social Media Marketing for NPOs: Give Your Organization a Voice

ASU Lodestar Center

Many agencies will often take on nonprofits for the good PR and advertising that comes from helping local philanthropies. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Carly Rowe works in the social media marketing industry in sunny Dallas, Texas. posted by Carly Rowe , Social Media Specialist. In January of this year, nonprofit organization Invisible Children released “Kony 2012,” a video about Joseph Kony.

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4 Lessons in Higher Education Engagement from “Animal House”

NonProfit Hub

Yes, college students will be college students, but students at a large university in Texas aren’t the same as those at a small liberal arts college in Ohio—which aren’t the same as those at another liberal arts college 20 minutes down the road. Are your students involved in the local community? “Seven Years of College Down the Drain.”.

AOL tries to discuss a difficult issue

ASU Lodestar Center

Lance is a business consultant to local governments and nonprofit organizations. Lance received an MPA from the Ohio State University. He served in a variety of local governments for twenty years before creating LL Decker & Associates, Inc. posted by Lance Decker President LL Decker & Associates, Inc.

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4 Lessons in Higher Education Engagement from “Animal House”

NonProfit Hub

Yes, college students will be college students, but students at a large university in Texas aren’t the same as those at a small liberal arts college in Ohio—which aren’t the same as those at another liberal arts college 20 minutes down the road. Are your students involved in the local community? “Seven Years of College Down the Drain.”.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's some inspiring stories, tips and resources: Some Inspirational Stories Last week I wrote the Columbus Foundation's recently launhced Match Day 2.0 , a giving stimulus plan created to matching gifts to PowerPhilanthropy organizations and raise $1 million in 48 hours to support local needs in their community. When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair.

Women Rise Up Against War: Rae Abileah of CODEPINK

Have Fun - Do Good

To celebrate the first day, and hopefully prevent the recurrence of the second, here is an e-interview with Rae Abileah, the Local Groups Coordinator of CODEPINK. What do you do as the Local Groups Coordinator? As local groups coordinator, I connect CODEPINK's national campaigns with the grassroots women's movement for peace, and brings organizing resources to local coordinators. Check out our local spotlight with great action photos on our site.

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Overhead: Time to Pull Our Heads Out of the Sand?

Connection Cafe

On the other hand, Brian Mittendorf, a professor of accounting at Ohio State University’s Fisher School of Business, concluded from research that “there is limited evidence supporting the view that excessive scrutiny of accounting numbers is serving to undermine nonprofit growth” (2). Would local grassroots organizations experience less impact than national charities? Payments in lieu of taxes by nonprofits: Which nonprofits make PILOTs and which localities receive them.

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

In order to make broad gains, the party needs to be built up in every available locality. This is also why we need a national chair, someone like Simon Rosenberg or Howard Dean, rather than someone who seems primarily interested in defending the local and parochial, such as Tom Vilsack. Campaigns like Jim Web, Ned Lamont, and Brian Tester popped up and were bouyed by bloggers at the local level, amplified by bloggers at the national level, and funded by small donors from everywhere.

Change from the Inside: A Conversation with COSI

Museum 2.0

COSI is a hands-on science center in Columbus, Ohio. Three things stand out in this interview: Like the Brooklyn Museum , COSI’s social media strategy is focused on local community connections, not national outreach. For example, we’re actively pursuing outreach opportunities and connections with the community, the local tech industry, universities. There’s a local tech community that has made itself known in Columbus over the last few months.