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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.”

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.

Five Ways to Ensure Your Event Makes Headline News

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That would have been the end of the story, except the University of Maryland Cancer Center that produced the half marathon worked with the owner to tell Dozer’s story and gain priceless publicity for the event. Dozer had an official role in the Maryland Half Marathon in 2012 and 2013.

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.

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.

#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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Improve Healthcare Education in Your Community with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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. .

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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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.

IMPORTANT: Only 5 days left until Give2TheMax Day!!

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Have you marked your calendar – November 9 – for Give2TheMax Day ? Here are just a few MORE of the nonprofits you can help in this massive one-day regional fundraising effort. Dreams For Kids.

Greater Washington Prepares to Give to the Max

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In preparation for the November 9 Give to the Max Day , nonprofits in the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia communities participated in person or tuned into the live stream of a one-day online fundraising workshop with the industry’s top experts.

How To Develop The Resilience You Need To Succeed

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He serves as Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland.

How to Responsibly Handle an Open Bar at Nonprofit Events

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Kylah earned her BA in Linguistics from the University of Maryland in 2012. posted by Kylah Strohte Editor-In-Chief. Adult beverages are often part of the routine checklist when hosting nonprofit events.

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.

Study Finds Text Messaging More Effective for Healthcare Surveys than Phone Calls

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The study, titled Precision and Disclosure in Text and Voice Interviews on Smartphones , was a joint collaboration with several researchers from the New School in New York, The University Of Maryland, the University of Michigan and other institutions.

Check Out the 2014 Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference

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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.

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.

BIG SOCIALFISH ANNOUNCEMENT

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We are super excited to announce that we are establishing a joint venture with CommPartners , a long-established company in the association industry that focuses on online education programs, knowledge communities and multimedia events for associations.

Six Social Media Week Events to Check Out

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Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington raised $2,017,196 with 17,838 donations for over 1,000 nonprofits in the DC, suburban Maryland, and northern Virginia areas. Social Media Week is happening in DC this week. While there are so many great panels to choose from, here are our top six choices that we think will be the most valuable for nonprofit practitioners. The Secret Sauce to Social Media Fundraising: DC’s Give to the Max Day Story. Hosted by: Razoo and AARP.

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.