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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.

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

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As a member of the nonprofit community, much like yourselves, I’m on a several different mailing lists and received a fair share of #GivingTuesday emails. My favorite email came from the Maryland SPCA. I received another email from the Maryland SPCA at 5:21pm – this one I opened.

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Report from the Road: What I Learned from Maryland Nonprofits

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Some of us lucky TechSoupians have had the pleasure to hit the road this year and attend some nonprofit state association events. I just attended the Maryland Nonprofits Tech to Tell Your Story event just outside of Baltimore.

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

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

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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).

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

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


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. Star Wars creator George Lucas is famous for his charitable giving (the George Lucas Educational Foundation is actually a force behind Edutopia ), but what's less known are the philanthropic efforts of the cast & crew of The Force Awakens to help nonprofits like UNICEF.

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

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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. Other times the nonprofit model just isn’t the right fit. Nonprofit professionals should get paid a reasonable wage just like people in the private sector.). Last week, we reviewed the different types of nonprofits and the regulations for each type.

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.

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. The post Craft the Perfect Tagline for Your Organization appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Featured Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Marketing

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

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The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit. We’ve compiled an overview of each state’s associated costs from Harbor Compliance to serve as a helpful stepping stone on the path to starting your own nonprofit organization. Maryland. Maryland charitable registration: $0-$300, depending on charitable contributions.

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


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. A similar event raised over $14 million for Minnesota nonprofits! According to Geoff Livingston , Give to the Max Day bridges the traditional nonprofit community in DC with the booming 2.0

How to Better Choose the World's Most Innovative Nonprofits

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Fast Company's nonprofit innovators list included: The Foundation for Detroit's Future — For saving a city and its art. " What Does Nonprofit Innovation Really Mean? Got an innovative nonprofit you'd like to share? nonprofits

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

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NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change. Toronto, Canada: Toronto Net Tuesday: Digital Literacy for Nonprofits. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Your Nonprofit Website: WordPress.

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. Advocacy CMF Congressional Management Foundation nonprofit advocacy Town Hall Meetings

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. Nonprofit Marketing Facebook fundraising ideas non profit social media nonprofit marketing Online marketing social marketing There are 1.23

#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. Arts & Cultural Nonprofit #GivingTuesday #GivingZooDay Aquariums end of year fundraising giving tuesday Museums Zoos

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How to Responsibly Handle an Open Bar at Nonprofit Events

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Adult beverages are often part of the routine checklist when hosting nonprofit events. If your organization is a large entity and you regularly host events that serve alcohol, it is likely that liquor liability is included with your nonprofit's insurance.

A Webinar: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit


If you have not read Beth Kanter and KD Paine's awesome new book Measuring the Networked Nonprofit , then you must check out Care2's webinar on December 4th at 2PM ET led by Beth, Ashley Boyd of MomsRising, and Ryann Miller of Care2. Funders and board members expect to see results, so networked nonprofits need to focus on metrics that reinforce these online efforts. About the Presenters: Beth Kanter -- Author, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.

Government contracts and nonprofit organizations: Problems and solutions

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There is a long history of nonprofit organizations partnering with the government, usually at the state level, through contracts to help provide for and respond to community needs. Register for the 3-course, 100% online Grant Proposal Certificate from the Nonprofit Management Institute.

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

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The world is better when nonprofits can better tell their story. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Facebook Advertising for Nonprofits.

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

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My search for an organization in the state of MarylandMaryland nonprofit guidelines” brought up, as you can imagine, a lot to choose from. taxes IRS nonprofit status This is the third and final in a series of three blogs.

#GivingZOODay Highlights #GivingTuesday for Zoos and Aquariums

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In 2015, the number of nonprofits that received an online donation on #GivingTuesday grew 15% from the previous year, and total online giving grew 52%. Michelle Boyle, director of institutional advancement at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, will share her organization’s #GivingZOODay strategy.

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

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TechSoup's NetSquared is a global network of nonprofit technology meetups. From WordPress to Google AdWords to big data, we're planning events dedicated to making you the fastest and most powerful nonprofit techie you can possibly be. Arlington, Texas: DFW Nonprofit Geeks.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

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What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to learn, laugh, and network with their peers? Baltimore, Maryland: Web Dev Day for 3 Nonprofits.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

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Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact. TechSoup's NetSquared meetups will bring local nonprofits free digital storytelling workshops in more than 40 cities between August and October.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

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Our mighty army of volunteers hosted over 500 free nonprofit technology trainings last year, and we're on track to reach even more organizers this year. But what that really means is that nonprofits in more than 75 cities have access to free training and networking events every month!

Are Social Enterprises Viable Models for Funding Nonprofits?

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The Great Recession and its aftermath have forced nonprofits to seek out new and different ways to address their challenges. In order to make change that is sustainable and scalable, additional funding sources need to be considered to help nonprofits achieve their core missions. Nonprofit organizations are vital to the nation’s economic well-being and have nearly doubled in the last 30 years (National Center for Charitable Statistics, 2015).

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Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

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But there are millions of nonprofit staffers who don't have the skills to use technology to do more good. You can help your tech-shy NGO friends cross the digital divide by bringing them to a nonprofit tech meetup. Arlington, Texas: DFW Nonprofit Geeks.

How To Swim like a SocialFish.


NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network). 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!

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.

Viral Video for Nonprofits - A Rethinking

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Nonprofit organizations work very hard to get their messages in front of new audiences. The real viral video hits – the ones that get in everyone’s email — are, with some notable exceptions, videos with cute pets , people saying stupid things , sex appeal, and other qualities that rarely have anything to do with a nonprofit mission. Nonprofits, on the other hand, are not sitting on store shelves.

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Four Ways to Build Healthier Communities with Text Messaging

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The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education program sends text messages to low-income families with tips on healthier food choices and how to maximize their use of food resources. Blog health Nonprofit Text Messages Use Cases mobile commons sms text message When you hear the words ‘text messaging’, you probably think about personal conversations you have with friends and family.

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Five Ways to Engage Young Adults in the Catholic Church

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In the report, we uncovered several key trends among Millennials and Gen Zers that can be applied to any nonprofit organization. For my first episode, I traveled to Timonium, Maryland, and visited Church of the Nativity where I interviewed the pastor, Fr. INTRODUCTION.

Greater Washington Prepares to Give to the Max


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.

Who Owns Social Media? Risk Management?


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.

You Know You Want Our Tchotchkes

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The content is always edgy and compelling , and 10% of the attendees are from nonprofit organizations. Here are the sessions that are aimed at nonprofits and where you can find us: Let's Hook Up: Brands, Celebs, and Non-profits. Nonprofit Group Meet Up Hosted by Convio. The Beacon Lounge is always popular with nonprofits as well. NTC - Nonprofit Technology Conference. Yeah, Yup, Right On - Getting the Younger Donor to Say Yes to Your Nonprofit (PDF).

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Six Social Media Week Events to Check Out


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. 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. Nonprofit Events Online Fundraising Online Marketing Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0Social Media Week is happening in DC this week.

Guest Post by Michael Hoffman: Viral Video for Nonprofits - A Rethinking

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Nonprofit organizations work very hard to get their messages in front of new audiences. The real viral video hits – the ones that get in everyone’s email — are, with some notable exceptions, videos with cute pets , people saying stupid things , sex appeal, and other qualities that rarely have anything to do with a nonprofit mission. Nonprofits, on the other hand, are not sitting on store shelves.

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. These are the key points Pelton discussed that your nonprofit can apply right away.

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IMPORTANT: Only 5 days left until Give2TheMax Day!!


Here are just a few MORE of the nonprofits you can help in this massive one-day regional fundraising effort. ” Do you have a favorite local nonprofit that helps provide services to enable young people to thrive?

How Text Messaging Can Make You a Better Parent

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Whether you’re a school, pediatric clinic, or nonprofit, communicating with parents about their children is important. The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) program created a mobile messaging campaign to help low-income families stay healthy.



This relationship is so exciting for us and will enable us to really scale what we do so that more and more associations and nonprofits can take advantage of all the knowledge and passion that we have for helping organizations become more social.