Louisville Uses Texts to Help Smokers Quit

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And the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness is doing it by offering help wherever and whenever smokers need it – via text message. With growing evidence that text support is an effective way to keep quit rates high, Louisville joins cities like New York in making mobile technology an effective tool for public health. Health departments all across the country are trying to help people quit smoking.

Reflections from Center for Nonprofit Excellence Annual Conference, Louisville, KY

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today I facilitated a couple of workshops as part of the Social Media track for annual conference for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Louisville, KY. The conference was fun because I finally got a chance to meet Rosetta Thurman face-to-face! We were part of the closing town meeting with the other session leaders. At the end of the conference, I interviewed Rosetta along with Ashely Cecil , Erin McMahon , and Diana Church -- all young nonprofit professionals.


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Q&A with sgLEADERS: Dwight Dozier, Georgia Tech Foundation

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Prior to his work at GWU, Dwight served as the associate vice president of university advancement and advancement services at the University of Louisville, assistant executive director of alumni services at The Pennsylvania State University, and as manager of biographical records and systems analyst at Washington State University.

13 #npEXPERTS Share their Most Valuable Donor Acquisition & Fundraising Ideas

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By Scott Gilman : Louisville Cardinals, horse racing, nonprofits, music, movies, various rants. Due to the incredible response we received the last time we brought together leading nonprofit experts to share their best fundraising insights, we decided to do it again! That’s right – we’ve rallied 13 nonprofit thought leaders to share their best fundraising strategies, tips and ideas with YOU.

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Hot association jobs this week – March 23


This is a full-time, non-exempt position located in the Louisville, CO office; pay rate commensurate with experience. The Coordinator is based in Louisville, Colorado. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. Vice President of Communications , Chesapeake Bay Foundation – CBF seeks a new Vice President of Communications.

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National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT Helps Smokers Countdown to Quitting

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Text message campaigns are used in cities like New York and Louisville, and research shows how effective it is – sometimes even doubling quit rates. We’ve been seeing a lot recently how tremendously successful text messages are as a tool for helping smokers quit. Now there’s a nationwide smoking cessation service that’s designed for teens and young adults in the United States.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I am in Louisville, KY, this week, at the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind. Other Benetech staff are here and at the Las Vegas convention of the American Council of the Blind. The highlight this week was our Bookshare.org user group meeting. We received so much positive feedback about the service: we packed the room with blind people passionate about reading.

Is Social Media the Fund Development Professional’s Magic Bullet?

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Tammy Moloy is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and a Senior Consultant with Ashley|Rountree and Associates, a leading regional non-profit consulting firm based in Louisville, Kentucky. Tammy Moloy is a Senior Consultant with Ashley|Rountree and Associates , a leading regional non-profit consulting firm based in Louisville, Kentucky.

How to Incorporate March Madness in Your Nonprofit Fundraising

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This year Brackets for Good expanded to include a Louisville bracket in addition to an Indianapolis one. March Madness is one of the annual rites of spring time—right along with setting your clocks back an hour and discovering what toys were hidden in the huge snow pile in the backyard. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is an annual tradition that can turn even the most indifferent people into basketball fans for three weeks.

Planning a Legacy that Honors Others

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Congratulations to Wesley Manor Retirement Community in Louisville, Kentucky. Honorariums and memorial gifts are meant to celebrate an occasion or celebrate the life of a friend or relative. Should I ask if you’ve ever made an honor or memorial gift, most of you would say “Yes!” And, should I ask if that was a current gift – a one-time gift given from disposable income – most of you would say “Yes!” again.

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New Studies Show that SMS Helps You Stop Smoking

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Mobile Commons has run a number of smoking cessation campaigns with state and local agencies, such as the New York City Department of Health and the Louisville Department of Health. A text a day keeps the cravings away. Two new studies show that text-messaging can “measure and intervene in urges people have during smoking cessation programs.”. Put simply, text messages help people stop smoking.

Target Your Message To Your Users’ Life Milestones

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For example: Text messages of encouragement to smokers trying to quit: The Louisville Department of Health came to us to help spur healthy choices in their community. Sometimes it makes sense to blast all your users at the same time – to mobilize action or disseminate information. But other times it makes better sense to time your message to a person’s individual schedule. People encounter their life milestones, like marriage and childbirth, at their own pace.

Smokers’ Quit Rates Double with Text Message Support

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Our projects for the New York City Department of Health and the Louisville Department of Health had similar success rates. A recent study about the effects of motivational text messages on smokers shows that mobile technology can do a lot more than send a message – it can change behaviors, too. According to the study, smokers who received cheerleading texts such as “Quick result! Carbon monoxide has now left your body!”

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Becoming A Networked Nonprofit Workshop: Reflections from Junior Achievement Worldwide

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Dalton who works with the Louisville, KY JA Office mentioned her organization reached out to the local Social Media Club to recruit a board member. Becoming A Networked Nonprofit. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Earlier this week I had the opportunity to deliver a half-day training workshop for staff members working at Junior Achievement Offices at their worldwide conference. This workshop is called “ Becoming A Networked Nonprofit: Using Social Media Strategically.&#.

Social Media Game: Kentucky Derby Remix for CNPE Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm facilitating a couple of workshops as part of the Social Media track for annual conference for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Louisville, KY. After Louisville, I go to Minneapolis where I am doing a version of the workshop at the Search Institute. Center for Nonprofit Excellent Workshop View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: nptech nonprofits ). On the road again for the next couple of weeks, including a trip to Romania.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

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Louisville. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report. For many years now Blackbaud has published data on the most generous online giving cities in the United States. For the 2013 edition, we made the decision to significantly expand the amount of data in the analysis.

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And the Winner(s) of the Social Media Library Are.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But the grand prize winner of the books offered by Steve are: Erin McMahon , Metro United Way, Louisville, KY. My social media plans for 2010 involve 1) developing my own knowledge and skill set, 2) helping to develop a strategy for my organization- Metro United Way in Louisville, KY - and 3) teaching within my organization to develop the knowledge and skills of others.

Can Networks Have Social Impact?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This video is from a local site in Louisville , part of the Annie E. As part of a presentation about the Making Connections program, I watched the above video documenting the work of the Making Connection sites in Louisville and its social networks approach. This video is from a local site in Louisville, part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's " Making Connections " initiative Part of the Making Connections core approach uses (offline) social networks.

What Do the Reading Habits of Teens Have to Do With Your Donor Acquisition Strategy?

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By Scott Gilman : Louisville Cardinals, horse racing, nonprofits, music, movies, various rants. Find Scott On Twitter. . A recent New York Times article stated that fewer than 20% of 17-year-olds read for pleasure “almost every day”, down from over 30% 30 years ago. And 27% of today’s 17-year-olds say they “hardly ever” read for pleasure. As a Literature major and still aspiring novelist (it’ll happen one day, I hope) this is depressing news.

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2014 NTEN Awards at 14LCS


CFA Fellows gave South Bend residents a say about what happens to properties in their neighborhood, made public records more accessible in Oakland, and provided judges in Louisville with a better insight into population management in the justice system.

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Book Club Part 1: Free at Last

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I remember visiting the excellent Muhammed Ali Center last year in Louisville during the ASTC conference. Welcome to the first installment of the Museum 2.0 virtual book club. While every post at Museum 2.0 solicits (directly or indirectly) your comments and response, this one is special. I hope these book club posts can serve as invitations for lively discussion in the comment section. I’m going to try to write less and spend more of my energy reading and reacting to your thoughts.