Regional CAN Conference: Los Angeles

VisionLink

VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter and Rene Alvarez are supporting lead staff from the Coordinated Assistance Network (CAN) today and tomorrow at a regional CAN Convening being held for representatives from the LA Region. Participating organizations include the American Red Cross, UMCOR, all of the Southern California Red Cross Chapters, Salvation Army, Islamic Relief, LA County Social Services, Emergency Network LA and others.

Social Media Strategy: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

NetWits

Are you struggling with how to use social media? Or are you just beginning to explore how this new channel can help your nonprofit organization? Maybe you don’t even know what social media is yet? We can help you.

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Social Media for Nonprofits Conference August 14 in Los Angeles

Tech Soup Blog

After 2011's sold out conference in Los Angeles, Social Media for Nonprofits is coming back on August 14 , featuring an all-star lineup sharing practical tips and tools for leveraging social media for fundraising, marketing, and advocacy. This guest post was authored by Ritu Sharma, Social Media for Nonprofits executive director and co-founder.

IHOP's National Pancake Day raises money for charity, crashes website | Chatter | Los Angeles Times

AFP Blog

IHOP's National Pancake Day raises money for charity, crashes website | Chatter | Los Angeles Times: "National Pancake Day has arrived and if one can judge success by a website, the fact that IHOP's site ihoppancakeday.com was down for hours is a testament to the delicious success of the promotion

Quick Hit: See you at AAM (and my Los Angeles must-do list)

Museum 2.0

For those folks trekking out to Los Angeles this week for AAM, I hope to run into you at the conference. It's beautiful, and adjacent to the hippest part of LA--enclaves like Echo Park and Los Feliz that will make you think you might actually like to move there. I will definitely be at the following: NAME party at the Velaslavasay Panorama on Sunday night. If the party is half as rocking as the name of the venue, we'll have an amazing time.

Tis the Season for Charity Gift Cards | Nonprofit Trends with.

sgEngage

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Tis the Season for Charity Gift Cards Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 9th, 2010 The Los Angeles Times had an article the other day called “Causes offers gift cards for charitable giving.&#

Bringing the Social Media Boot Camp to L.A. Homeless Orgs

See3

Last week, I joined 21 representatives of homeless service organizations from across Los Angeles at Home for Good L.A. for a social media boot camp led by See3’s Chief Learning Officer Lisa Colton, in partnership with the See3-Kindling Group project @home. The boot camp is designed to give nonprofits the “digital kick in the tush” they […]. social media Uncategorized Video

Gravitate Solutions Announces Partnership with Americaneagle.com

Gravitate

Currently, Americaneagle.com employs 500+ professionals in offices around the world including Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Washington DC, Switzerland, and Bulgaria.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Digital Marketing Conferences (DIGIMARCON) / Los Angeles, CA / $897. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management. Marketing & Communications.

Bringing the Social Media Boot Camp to L.A. Homeless Orgs

See3

Last week, I joined 21 representatives of homeless service organizations from across Los Angeles at Home for Good L.A. for a social media boot camp led by See3’s Chief Learning Officer Lisa Colton, in partnership with the See3-Kindling Group project @home. The boot camp is designed to give nonprofits the “digital kick in the tush” they […]. social media Uncategorized Video

10 Must-Add Nonprofits on Snapchat

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Los Angeles County Museum of Art . It’s not easy to tell a good Snapchat story, but the nonprofits listed below are making a concerted effort to pioneer Snapchat storytelling. Doing so requires a willingness to experiment beyond traditional social media marketing and an understanding that there is no immediate payoff in terms of fundraising. In time, Snapcash may be used for fundraising, but for now it’s all about being an early adopter.

Social Media for Social Good Book Tour Raises $17,130 for Partner Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

11/10 :: Los Angeles, CA. 3/19/12 Update: Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits launched in conjunction with a social media and mobile technology training and book tour that also served as fundraiser for partners nonprofits – a total of $17,130 was raised. Thanks very much to those that attended, the nonprofit partners (listed below), and the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Sponsors that helped make it happen. C ompleted Trainings: 3/15 :: Memphis, TN.

RuffaloCODY buys crowdfunding business for nonprofits | TheGazette

AFP Blog

Duane Jasper, president and CEO of RuffaloCODY, said ScaleFunder’s emerging crowdfunding technology, developed at the University of California, Los Angeles, will complement his company’s fundraising tools for colleges and universities

Using Social Media to Put a Face on Homelessness with Mark Horvath

NetWits

My name is Mark and I live in Los Angeles which I affectionately call LaLa Land. Mark Horvath is a passionate guy with an incredible story. He goes by the name Hardly Normal and fights to put a face on homelessness by using the internet, social media and InvisiblePeople.TV (content can be intense) to share stories about real people battling with being out on the street.

How I reduced my carbon footprint today.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I presented on a panel today for the California Association of Nonprofits "Building Stronger Nonprofits" Conference that is taking place in Los Angeles about nonprofits and second life. See Larger Photo. The panel was done both in the real world and in second life - so I didn't increase my carbon footprint by flying in from the East Coast

?3 Reasons to Integrate Your Organization’s Systems

Saleforce Nonprofit

And it can translate input abbreviations such as ‘LA’ to ‘Los Angeles’ or ‘Beantown’ to ‘Boston’. By: Stu Manewith, Director of Thought Leadership and Advocacy at Omatic Software. The concept of ‘data-driven’ nonprofits is still as valid as ever.

How To Sketch Cast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am so hoping that my 22 hour flight from Los Angeles to Singapore has electrical outlet in the seat so I can use my laptop and fool with this technique. Sketchcasting! Check this out! I wonder what type of adapater I need or if Singapore Airways offer that

How to Show Visual Impact on Your Online Donation Forms

Qgiv

Let’s look at some examples: Minds Matter of Los Angeles. Minds Matter of Los Angeles added a background image of the students that benefit from their programs.

Beyond responsive: three mobile website design tricks becoming trends

AFP Blog

Beyond responsive: three mobile website design tricks becoming trends : The Los Angeles Times has a new-look website: a responsively designed effort from the same chaps behind sites for The Verge, Hearst and Mashable. But apart from being mobile-friendly in its responsiveness, it also features a number of mobile-first design elements that we’re increasingly seeing across a number of websites. Are publishers finally putting their money where their mobile-first mouths are

Newly Released With “Look Inside!” Functionality! Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

11/10 :: Los Angeles, CA. Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits is now fully released to the public in both print and digital format. You can now also “Look Inside!&# to preview the first 11 pages. For those new to e-books, it’s also worth noting that Amazon offers a suite of free Kindle Apps that allow you to download the book in digital format to most smartphones or tablets, or as a.PDF to a PC or Mac.

Announcing… Social Media Webinars for Nonprofits in New Zealand, Australia, and East Asia

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Just note that the webinars begin at 8pm EDT (New York), 5pm PDT (Los Angeles). Lately I have been receiving a lot of requests from nonprofits in New Zealand, Australia, and East Asia for recorded versions of my social media webinars.

Homeless turn to Twitter for food, shelter - CNN.com

AFP Blog

Homeless turn to Twitter for food, shelter - CNN.com : "Los Angeles (CNN) -- Blogging and tweeting might be among the last hobbies you'd list for a homeless person, but some down-and-out people have embraced social media in such a way that it's actually garnered them needed assistance -- everything from food and diapers for children to counseling and housing

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Our official launch of text communication will be done at a Los Angeles Kings hockey game on November 27 th. Our official launch of text-to-donate will be January 3, 2011 at another Los Angeles Kings hockey game. I am currently experimenting with QR codes and will be rolling the first QR code out at the Los Angeles Kings game on November 27 th. Organization: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Organization Size: Medium. Name: Allison Nassour.

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Using Social Media To Accomplish More With Less

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Los Angeles Universal Preschool Parent Ambassadors on Facebook. Los Angeles Universal Preschool mission is to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available to every 4-year-old in Los Angeles County, regardless of their family’s income. I don't have time for social media.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging

Tech Soup Blog

Will describes himself as a "latte-drinking, bike-riding, taco-loving, media-making social justice do-gooder, originally from North Carolina now living in Los Angeles." " He has been an advocate and organizer with immigrants and refugees in Charlotte, New York/Newark, and Los Angeles, as well as in Zimbabwe and Great Britain, for organizations including Detention Watch Network.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees / Los Angeles, CA / $935. Digital Marketing Conferences (DIGIMARCON) / Los Angeles, CA / $995. Center for Nonprofit Management / Los Angeles, CA / TBD. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country!

Two Leaders Join Benetech’s Senior Team!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

a technology and media venture based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. I’m thrilled to announce that Benetech has filled two key positions: Nadine Apelian Dobbs as Communications Director and Elaine Wallace as General Counsel. I think they will both make big contributions to building Benetech’s ability to deliver greater impact in the technology-for-good field.

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Turning One-Time Donors into Lifelong Supporters After Going Viral

sgEngage

Those mentors were provided by WriteGirl – a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that gives girls an opportunity to work with professional female writers.

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SocialCoding4Good: Mobilizing Technology and Volunteerism for Transformative Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

SocialCoding4Good will be attending Mashable’s Social Good Summit in New York September 22-24, and A Billion+ Change’s Envisioning the Future of Corporate Service event in Los Angeles on October 1. Benetech, like many nonprofit organizations building open source software for social good, often relies upon the contributions of experienced software developers to help its solutions grow and scale.

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Weekly Event Round-Up (Oct. 20-Oct. 26)

NTEN

There''s a lot happening at NTEN, and we want you to get involved! In this weekly roundup, you''ll find the full list of NTEN events, opportunities, and deadlines for participation. Whether it''s in-person events, such as NTEN Labs or 501 Tech Clubs , online Communities of Practice or webinars , or deadlines for contributing content or applications - this weekly round-up has you covered. Also, are you attending an NPTech-related event this month?

5 Tips For Improving Your Nonprofit’s Instagram

TechImpact

The National History Museum of Los Angeles does a great job of highlighting their staff in their Instagram posts. Like it or not, social media is evolving. New platforms are arriving and garnering more attention and engagement than others. Instagram is a rising social platform on its way to becoming one of the most important social media outlets around.

Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter - NYTimes.com

AFP Blog

Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter - NYTimes.com : LOS ANGELES — You watched the wrenching documentary. You posted your outrage on Twitter. But are you good for more than a few easy keystrokes of hashtag activism? Participant Media and some powerful partners need to know.

Tim O'Reilly's challenge

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Great article on Tim O'Reilly in the Los Angeles Times. From the story: He is urging young entrepreneurs and engineers to stop making some of the sillier software that lets Facebook users throw virtual sheep at their friends or download virtual beer on iPhones, and instead start making a real difference in the world. He says it's not just the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do. I think this is awesome.

Link Love: Gratitude Challenge, Finding Your Calling, NY Oysters, and Kale Salad

Have Fun - Do Good

Debbie Laskey On Social Media, Brand Audits And Leadership Books

Eric Jacobson

Laskey has been honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles City Council and been recognized as a "Woman Making a Difference" by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Currently, Laskey is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Exceptional Children''s Foundation in Los Angeles ( www.ECF.net ). Debbie Laskey has 15 years of marketing experience and an MBA Degree.

Tips From the Twitter Elite | FastMinds | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Tips From the Twitter Elite | FastMinds | Fast Company: "The Who's Who of twitter were out in full force at this week's 140 Conference at the Los Angeles Skirball Center. I got to heckle speakers with @adventuregirl (+1 million followers), talk branding strategy with @ijustine (700,000 followers), and speak on a panel with @pistachio (author of Twitter for Dummies

Social Media for Nonprofits Conference Series Launches in SF

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is the launch event in a seven-city series, which is also touring Washington, DC, New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and Atlanta. On June 29, I’ll be participating at conference in San Francisco called Social Media for Nonprofits that launches a seven-city conference event focusing on answering the question: “How can resource-strapped community-based organizations seize the opportunities presented by this new landscape?&#.

Social Media for Social Good e-Book Version Now Available for Download!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

11/10 :: Los Angeles, CA. I tell ya. It’s a surreal feeling to know that someone could be reading your book right now… on the subway, in a cafe, or at a park in any city, anywhere in the world. And the fact that this books exists at all really is a testament to the power social media. All this began on a fateful day in February 2005 with the launch of a Myspace Page meant solely to promote nonprofits and foster social good.

How Tech is Helping to Combat Food Insecurity and Transform Healthcare

Saleforce Nonprofit

The program is optimized to meet the needs of diverse communities and has been successfully replicated in both urban and rural settings across the nation, including Cumberland, VA, Boulder, CO, and Los Angeles.

3 Ways to Support the Asian American Community

Saleforce Nonprofit

Having lived in Chicago, Hong Kong, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Central California, and the Bay Area, Kaitlin has experienced what it means to be Asian American in many different lights, as its meaning in society changes depending on geographical demographic and culture.

Q&A with sgLEADERS: H. Beecher Hicks, III, National Museum of African American Music

sgEngage

The “Q&A with sgLEADERS” series on sgENGAGE aims to provide readers, including the next generation of social good leaders, with valuable insights from executives across the social good community. Today’s Q&A is with H.

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Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

The weather's getting cooler (except for our friends in Los Angeles!), Los Angeles, California: Can We Measure Social Impact? Los Angeles, California: Tech4Good Event. October is here, which means we can't ignore the fact that fall has arrived. and the leaves are starting to change color. But don't be afraid — huddle up for warmth and knowledge with your nonprofit tech friends at a local Tech4Good meetup.

The Problem of an Electronics Recycler and False Environmental Claims

Tech Soup Blog

The documents show that as recently as 2008 ERI was quietly selling large volumes of e-waste to a Los Angeles exporter who shipped it to Hong Kong. Last week, the Sacramento Bee newspaper published an account of a very prominent electronics recycler, Electronics Recyclers International (ERI), that has been a leader in advocating for responsible environmental practices, while at the same time dumping lots of electronic junk overseas.