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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 | Maryland-Delaware

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Tim Cook to donate his fortune to charity | 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

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 115: Getting Creative on #GivingTuesday

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Joining host Rachel Hutchisson on the podcast today is Jennifer Dunworth, director of development for the Maryland SPCA, who shares the background on the creative campaign her organization used last year that helped them raise $41,000… $11,000 more than their goal. Topics Discussed in This Episode: What the Maryland SPCA did last year for #GivingTuesday that gained so much attention. December 3 rd, 2019 marks the 8 th annual #GivingTuesday.

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


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.

Charity begins on the Internet now --

AFP Blog

Charity begins on the Internet now -- "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

Non-Profit Marketing: How to Win Supporters and Donors Online

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For example, Elville and Associates , a special planning and elder law firm in Maryland raise money for charities through their business. Non-Profit Marketing: How to Win Supporters and Donors Online.

Why Nonprofits Should Celebrate National Bike to Work Day


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!

Guest Post: Why it’s worth allowing volunteers to lead (even when it’s uncomfortable)

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She recently completed a five-year appointment to the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Service & Volunteerism. For CVA Krista Gilmore, the point of volunteer management is to cultivate volunteer leaders. Give away the good stuff.

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.

The 2 Key Elements of Successful Fundraising Campaigns


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!

Five Ways to Ensure Your Event Makes Headline News

Connection Cafe

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.

Nonprofit Audit 101

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Nonprofit Audit 101: A Guide to The Fundamentals and More is a quick guide for nonprofit finance leaders and executive leaders, providing key fundamentals and know-how, first class best practices, and insight into how to optimize the nonprofit audit process at your organization.

Why do we keep working in museums?

Museum 2.0

Many of these men were also inveterate racists and should not be lionized in the slightest, but all white supremacy gave them was a battlefield amputation or a mass grave, likely somewhere in Virginia or Maryland. I’ve been asking myself this question for months.

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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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Craft the Perfect Tagline for Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

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.

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.

Five Ways to Engage Young Adults in the Catholic Church

Connection Cafe

For my first episode, I traveled to Timonium, Maryland, and visited Church of the Nativity where I interviewed the pastor, Fr. INTRODUCTION.

#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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#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.

Stewardship at a Small NPO Starts with Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

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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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.

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

Forum One

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.

4 Takeaways from #AG2014 Social Media

Connection Cafe

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.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

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.

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

Connection Cafe

. 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.

Using Social Media to Advocate for Change

Connection Cafe

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.

How can social innovation and enterprise help nonprofits create sustainable solutions to community issues?

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Mary’s University in Maryland. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Alyssa Huntley Spring 2020 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

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

NonProfit Hub

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.

Multi-channel for Marriage Equality

Connection Cafe

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.

Check Out the 2014 Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference


The 9th Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference is coming this July 9-11 to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. We''re proud to partner with the Bridge Conference, and encourage you to take advantage of special registration rates for NTEN community members. Here are the details: Do you want the power to succeed?

NTEN Case Study: From Drupal to WordPress


Pongos is a Wordpress development firm located in Maryland. After thinking and talking about it for a long time, this year we at NTEN are finally beginning a website overhaul and re-launch in earnest. After all, the nonprofit association for people working at the intersections of tech and social change should have a website to match that mission and vision. Follow along as we chronicle the joys and occasional headaches.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: WordPress 101 and Tech Help and Consultations. Baltimore, Maryland: Salesforce 101 for Nonprofits and Free Tech Help and Guidance. 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 Giving Tuesday (on November 28 this year) makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed?

API Explained: This Technology Will Transform Your Company’s Charitable Giving

Global Giving

Kevin is a member of CTOs for Good and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S.

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Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Give Back Hack Day: 2–3 Website Redesigns (WordPress!). Baltimore, Maryland: Salesforce CRM Tutorial and Free Tech Help Session! NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change. Every month, our meetup leaders host free in-person events in 60 cities. Find your closest group or apply to start a new group.

TechSoup Member Organizations Doing Great Work During Hard Times

Tech Soup Blog

House of Ruth Maryland provides services to domestic violence victims and works to change attitudes that contribute to domestic violence. The Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit helps victims by offering them temporary shelter in its 84-bed shelter or six transitional housing apartments. We're halfway through 2017, and civil society has been handed some serious challenges. Federal services that underserved populations depend upon are becoming less reliable.

How HART for Animals Built a Modern Pet Rescue Center

Tech Soup Blog

Tucked away in the Appalachian mountains of western Maryland, HART for Animals is a one-stop shop for all things pets. In addition to other fundraising activities, the nonprofit is raffling off a home in western Maryland to help animals find their forever homes.

Important Considerations for Nonprofits When Applying for 501(c)(3) Status: Part 3

Tech Soup Blog

My search for an organization in the state of MarylandMaryland nonprofit guidelines” brought up, as you can imagine, a lot to choose from. This is the third and final in a series of three blogs. In the first and second , we discussed concepts and provided links to information to more easily apply for tax-exempt status. In this final blog, we will discuss the organizing documents, which typically include the articles of incorporation.

Upwardly Global: Bridging the Opportunity Gap for Skilled Immigrants

Tech Soup Blog

Currently operating in Chicago, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Silver Spring, Maryland, Upwardly Global also supports clients across the U.S. Over 1.8 college-educated immigrants in the U.S. are unemployed or considerably underemployed despite having worked as engineers, doctors, scientists, accountants, and nonprofit professionals in their home countries.