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Maryland Daily Record: "Spread the word with TwitterBetsy NelsonSpecial to The Daily RecordSeptember 11, 2009Like many in the nonprofit world, the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG) tries to ensure that it is up on the latest technology.

Tim Cook to donate his fortune to charity | WMDT.com Maryland-Delaware

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Tim Cook to donate his fortune to charity | WMDT.com Maryland-Delaware : "Cook, who is close to becoming a billionaire, says he will pay for his nephew''s college education, then donate the rest of his wealth to philanthropic projects, according to Fortune.

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What Kate Spade and a Dog Named Sarah Can Teach Us about Giving Tuesday Emails

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My favorite email came from the Maryland SPCA. I received an email in the morning from the Maryland SPCA, and I must admit that I didn’t open it. I received another email from the Maryland SPCA at 5:21pm – this one I opened. My reason for sharing the Maryland SPCA’s efforts – isn’t so we all copy what they did and do it ourselves next year. Nonprofit Marketing #GivingTuesday Campaign Planning eMail marketing Kate Spade Maryland SPCA nonprofit marketing

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Report from the Road: What I Learned from Maryland Nonprofits

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I just attended the Maryland Nonprofits Tech to Tell Your Story event just outside of Baltimore. It's also fun to get some real-deal Maryland crab cakes. The Maryland event was a one-day conference on June 7 at the University of Maryland. My thanks to Maryland Nonprofits Event Coordinator Suzanne Knizner and Director of Education Melissa Sines, for inviting us.

University of Maryland Helps Food Stamp Participants Make Healthy Choices

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That’s why the University of Maryland launched its Food Supplement Nutrition Education program – or FSNE. By providing healthy eating tips targeted to lower-income individuals, the University of Maryland is ensuring that anybody can live a healthy lifestyle, no matter their means. For those reliant on food stamps, healthy eating decisions are often sacrificed in favor of cost cutting. When getting enough food on your table is a daily challenge, quantity can trump quality.

Reader Beware, You're in for a Scare: 4th Annual Nonprofit Halloween Celebration

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began as a hip hop conference at the University of Maryland in 2000. Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction! Every year we celebrate by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and commemorate the start of end-of-year fundraising campaigns. So without further ado, here are some of this year's favorites. Drumroll please. International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Baltimore GiveCamp's "Code for Charity" Weekend Helps 30 Nonprofits | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

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Baltimore GiveCamp''s "Code for Charity" Weekend Helps 30 Nonprofits | Virtual-Strategy Magazine : his year’s Baltimore GiveCamp, an annual marathon weekend of “Coding for Charity,” will take place from Friday, October 18th through Sunday, October 20th, 2013 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Campus in Baltimore, MD. Baltimore GiveCamp is the largest volunteer technology event in Maryland

Volunteer programmers help region's nonprofits

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Volunteer programmers help region's nonprofits: "This past weekend, 100 computer experts donated their time to design Web sites and other products for local nonprofit organizations during the first Southern Maryland GiveCamp. Inspired by similar events held across the country since 2008, organizer Jim Pendarvis, a Web developer at NAVAIR, decided to organize one himself, he said

Charity begins on the Internet now -- baltimoresun.com

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Charity begins on the Internet now -- baltimoresun.com: "his holiday season, some of Maryland's oldest charities are reaching out to donors and volunteers, not only with the usual 'snail-mail' appeals and kettles on the corner, but with tweets on the Internet and clicks of the mouse.Organizations such as the United Way, Salvation Army and the American Red Cross are using Facebook pages and

What Can Social Learning Do For You?

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Watch this GREAT video of Tom Hood , CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs talking about social media and specifically how important social learning is becoming for his association. Watch this space, as we will be talking a lot more about this. Explore this in action with our Think Tank Webinars

Is Your State an Employment First State?

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Maryland. . . What is the EFSLMP? The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program is an initiative from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, a division of the Department of Labor. . Purpose of EFSLMP. The focus of the EFSLMP is to provide mentorship to "core states" through intensive technical assistance.

Why Nonprofits Should Celebrate National Bike to Work Day

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Here in Washington, DC where I regularly bike to work, there will be over 85 Bike to Work Day pit stops throughout DC, Virginia and Maryland where cyclists can get food and beverages, and even enter prize raffles Now that we’re well into spring season, it’s the perfect time to participate in National Bike to Work Week, with National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19th!

The 2 Key Elements of Successful Fundraising Campaigns

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Komen of Maryland increased their fundraising results by 10% three years in a row using these key strategies. In 2010, Komen Maryland strategically sent 103 email messages to constituents over 140 days. Komen of Maryland increased their fundraising results by 10% three years in a row. Special thanks to Brian Winters at Adcieo for authoring this guest post. We’re looking forward to the webinar Brian!

Blue Fox CEO Chantal Sheehan Set to Speak at NTEN's 2020 Nonprofit Technology Conference

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The conference will take place March 24-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. Sheehan will speak on how to have meaningful financial conversations with a nonprofit board of directors. Melbourne, FL (December 19, 2019) – Chantal Sheehan, Founder and CEO of Blue Fox was recently named a speaker for NTEN’s 2020 Nonprofit Technology Conference (20NTC).

Improve Healthcare Education in Your Community with Text Messaging

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The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education program sends text messages to parents about keeping their children healthy. Text messaging is a powerful tool in improving knowledge about broader health issues within a community.

How To Swim like a SocialFish.

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Maryland Recyclers Association. Maryland DC Society of Clinical Oncology. I needed to come up with a list of organizations we have worked with for a federal government RFP, and holy cow! We’ve worked with so many great associations, I can’t help but share the list with you. This list is only a sample, and doesn’t include the many, many organizations we’ve done speaking engagements for, either.

Five Ways to Ensure Your Event Makes Headline News

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Get ahead of the news so you can “own” the story, a practice often referred to as “newsjacking” Kivi Leroux Miller gives an excellent primer in “ Newsjacking: The New Way to Get Media Attention “ One story I love shows how an unexpected event can create unimagined media success for your nonprofit if you get ahead of the story: In 2011, runners from the Maryland Half Marathon streamed by the yard where Dozer the goldendoodle sat behind his ‘invisible fence.’

A Father of Advocacy

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At the beautiful age of 95, Robert Sargent Shriver passed away in his sleep in Suburban Hospital in Maryland on January 18th of this year after battling Alzheimer’s for years. Author: Blair Naylor. When you’re born with a name like Sargent Shriver, there must be a silent self-expectation to live up to the power and sound of that name, a desire to make a hero out of it. The late Sargent Shriver did just that. Famously known for marrying John F.

How to Effectively Engage Lawmakers at Town Hall Meetings

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As a press secretary to a suburban Maryland congressman in the 1980s and 1990s, I worked the legislative issues by day and went to more than 100 town hall meetings at night. It was at the VFW Hall in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and other venues like it, that I truly learned how to influence legislators. Town hall meetings held by Members of Congress in 2017 have been one part theater, two parts protest, and usually three parts crazy.

Friday Pop Quiz

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So I am sitting here at the Maryland Psychological Association Convention, in deep dark Linthicum Heights, Maryland (no, I'd never heard of it either) at my vendor table, waiting for people to start showing up. This is pretty exciting, I've never been a "vendor" before! I'll have to see if I can use my charms to get a new member or two. ; ) And I had a giggle to myself about something. You know the 1:10:90 rule? It obviously doesn't add up to 100. Pop quiz.

Who Owns Social Media? Risk Management?

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While speaking at the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and Maryland Council of Directors of Volunteer Services’ Power Up! I’ve explored the similarities between building community and risk management before on this blog. First, I penned Community, Social Media and Risk Perceptions and then Risk Management and Open Community: More Similar than You Think. My basic premise is that both social media and risk management are association-wide activities.

Craft the Perfect Tagline for Your Organization

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But most nonprofits offer tangible benefits, too: The Maryland SPCA’s “Feel the warmth of a cold nose,” strikes the perfect emotional chord. This article is sponsored by Briteweb. Back in the day, Mad Men called them “slogans,” but now they’re more frequently called “taglines.” In either case, they’re pithy little phrases that are generally paired with a logo, placed at the bottom of a print ad or email signature, or tacked on to the end of a TV spot.

You Know You Want Our Tchotchkes

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Mark your calendar for October 3-5, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland as the Convio annual conference returns to Charm City! Author: Sally Heaven. It's spring and the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and. the online marketers are conferencing. Conferences are a great way to meet other Convio users, gain best practices, and think creatively about online marketing. Let's take a virtual tour of some upcoming conferences and I'll give you a preview of where you can see.

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Atlantic Monthly Advises, “If Symptoms Persist, Text Your Doctor”

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The University of Maryland’s FSNE program changed 95% of lower-income parents’ behaviors with nutrition information. 15 million text messages are sent every minute. An article in the Atlantic Monthly suggests that more of those should be sent to our doctors and healthcare providers.

#GivingTuesday: The Arts & Culture Way

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Example: The Maryland Zoo joined #GivingZOOday and asked donors to allocate their funds to a certain species. Approaching its seventh year, #GivingTuesday’s success isn’t slowing down and only increasing in donor participation. According to Blackbaud’s 2017 Charitable Giving Report , online giving on #GivingTuesday’s increased by 28% from 2016.

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Why are CEOs Afraid of Going Social?

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Tom Hood , CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs; Richard Davis , CEO of Avectra, and more. The blogosphere is abuzz with the results of a new CEO.com survey which looked for social media accounts for all of the CEOs of the Fortune 500, and found that 70% of CEOs are not using social media.

Improve Healthcare Education in Your Community with Text Messaging

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The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education program sends text messages to parents about keeping their children healthy. Text messaging is a powerful tool in improving knowledge about broader health issues within a community.

Two Crucial Themes from the GDPR Featuring in US-Privacy Legislation

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The CCPA and bills in states like Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington give residents the right to request erasure of their data held by organizations. 2018 was a seminal year for privacy. India drafted its first data privacy bill. The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, spawning nearly a dozen investigations by international and US regulators over Facebook’s data practices.

Five Ways to Engage Young Adults in the Catholic Church

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For my first episode, I traveled to Timonium, Maryland, and visited Church of the Nativity where I interviewed the pastor, Fr. INTRODUCTION. There has never been a more critical time to engage and recapture the hearts of our young people in the community of the Catholic Church (Church) than now. Among American religious groups, the fastest growing group is the “nones.” This term refers to those who indicate “none” when asked to identify their religious affiliation.

#GivingZOODay Highlights #GivingTuesday for Zoos and Aquariums

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Michelle Boyle, director of institutional advancement at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, will share her organization’s #GivingZOODay strategy. Started in 2011 by 92 nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday occurs on Tuesday, Nov. The day is dedicated to bringing people together around the values of giving back. Since 2011, it has become a global movement that connects individuals, communities, and organizations.

Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input

Influence

I was invited to present last week at the University of Maryland's Human Computer Interaction Lab's workshop on Government and Social Media. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts. We also saw some very cool examples of how to use NodeXL to map and understand social networks. Here is a nice summary of the event.

Stewardship at a Small NPO Starts with Gratitude

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Jennifer Pelton, Director of Development for the Public Justice Center of Maryland, kicked off the day with a simple yet effective reminder for fundraisers—gratitude is the place that all donations stem from. Look out, Baltimore—there are fundraisers invading the harbor. AFP’s Fundraising Conference is in full swing this weekend and lasts until Tuesday.

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Wired Explains What Happens in Congressional Offices When You Call – And Why A Phone Call is So Effective

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It’s just a matter of how people process information,” says Kris Miler, who researches politics and government at the University of Maryland.” We’ve heard again and again (for example, on this blog! that phone calls are the best way to influence legislators. But when you call Congress, what exactly is happening at the other end of the line? An article in Wired walks through the process from the Congressional office’s perspective.

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The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

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Maryland. Maryland charitable registration: $0-$300, depending on charitable contributions. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

4 Takeaways from #AG2014 Social Media

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Melissa is a Baltimore, Maryland native and graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Psychology. There are 1.23 billion users on Facebook each month. There are 232 million people on Twitter, 150 million on Instagram, 259 million on LinkedIn and 25 million on Pinterest. The evolution of social media has been rapid and there is no indication that it’s going to slow down. Generation Z isn’t entirely responsible for the epidemic either.

Goverment and Social Media: Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input

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I was invited to present last week at the University of Maryland's Human Computer Interaction Lab's workshop on Government and Social Media. We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts. We also saw some very cool examples of how to use NodeXL to map and understand social networks. Here is a nice summary of the event.

Want a Winning Volunteer Program? It’s Time to Bring in Your 12th Man.

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. Melissa Mirchin is a Baltimore, Maryland native and graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Psychology. She’s currently living in Mount Pleasant, SC with her rescue dog, Gideon, and counting down the days until football season. . Who’s the “12 th man” at your organization? For those less familiar with football jargon, I’ll explain. The 12 th man is a term coined by the American Football League that means the fans in your stadium.

Nonprofit Isn’t the Only Option: Benefit Corporations, B Corps and More

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Benefit corporations are a fairly new concept, as Maryland was the first state to allow the designation in 2010. First, let’s acknowledge the elephant. Yes, the name of this site is Nonprofit Hub, but not all good in the world is done by nonprofits. Occasionally, the nonprofit business model is not the right setup for your organization. Sometimes you have investors that help get your operations off the ground and want a share of the profits.

How Text Messaging Can Make You a Better Parent

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The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) program created a mobile messaging campaign to help low-income families stay healthy. Whether you’re a school, pediatric clinic, or nonprofit, communicating with parents about their children is important. But parents will be the first to tell you the difficulties they encounter in managing their children’s day-to-day activities.

Using Social Media to Advocate for Change

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A recent study by researchers at the University of Maryland found that, while use of Twitter is growing amongst members of Congress, very little is happening in the way of direct citizen-to-representative interaction or vice versa (I'm still waiting for a RT from @JohnCornyn ). Author: Noah Cooper.

IMPORTANT: Only 5 days left until Give2TheMax Day!!

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“Founded in the late 1960s by community leaders and youth to serve immigrant Latino youth, the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) has grown from a small grassroots recreation center to a nationally recognized multi-cultural, multi-service agency serving over 4,000 low-income youth across the District of Columbia and in Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. Have you marked your calendar – November 9 – for Give2TheMax Day ?

Multi-channel for Marriage Equality

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According to a recent HRC blog post , “the decisive leadership of Governor Cuomo combined with the strong bipartisan support in the legislature will likely influence other states—New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island–that are considering extending marriage equality to their residents. Author: Jill Ward. On Friday, New York joined the ranks of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C. in legalizing same-sex marriages.

DC/MD/VA Nonprofits: Mark Your Calendars for Nov 9

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Sponsored by the Community Foundation , the online fundraising platform Razoo , and the United Way of the National Capital Area , Give2TheMax Day is a one-day fundraising marathon aiming to raise a minimum of $3 million for DMV (DC-Maryland-Virginia)-area nonprofits. What’s November 9, you ask? It’s Give2TheMax Day and it’s exactly ONE MONTH FROM TODAY!