Workforce development for the nonprofit tech professionals of the future: It will be a consortium, not a building with a dome!

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

It’s been about a year and a half since I starting agitating for a Massachusetts Institute of Nonprofit Technology , an initiative that will kick off by training the nonprofit data analysts of the future.

Deliberative Democracy at Work in North Quabbin, Massachusetts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo from Audience Works Hands Across North Quabbin Network (HANDS) serves the nine-town North Quabbin region of north central Massachusetts and is a deliberative democracy project that seeks to bring members of the nine town North Quabbin community together to form a solution to community problems.

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The Massachusetts Nonprofit Database comes to the Ethos Roundtable.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

What I’ve learned from working with mission-based organizations

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

The nonprofit/philanthropic sector in Massachusetts is different from the analogous sector in any other state in the U.S.A. Here are a few lessons I’ve learned, in no particular order: You need to make sure that your mission, operations, and desired outcomes are aligned with each other.

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AFP Blog

massnonprofit.org ::: "February 8, 2011 — Watertown-based Catalogue for Philanthropy today announced it will launch the Massachusetts Philanthropic Directory, the nation's first complete, systematic, statewide directory of charities, an effort aimed at raising philanthropy “to a new level

Big Data Era Will Help Mass. Nonprofits Thrive and Tell Their Story

AFP Blog

Nonprofits Thrive and Tell Their Story October 29, 2013 — Nonprofits are at the threshold of a new era in which, using extensive, detailed data and data analysis tools, they will be able to more fully and accurately measure their effectiveness and tell their story to key constituencies, Massachusetts sector leaders were told today massnonprofit.org :: : Big Data Era Will Help Mass.

Colleges are going online to crowdsource donations, and they’re raising millions - The Washington Post

AFP Blog

Colleges are going online to crowdsource donations, and they’re raising millions - The Washington Post : "The small liberal arts school in Massachusetts did it without bombarding alumni with phone calls, sending out a batch of mailers or soliciting donations for seats at a gala event.

Hyperlocal Bets On Nonprofit-Focused Retool | NetNewsCheck.com

AFP Blog

Hyperlocal Bets On Nonprofit-Focused Retool | NetNewsCheck.com : A Massachusetts-based hyperlocal has relaunched this month, betting on a unique nonprofit-focused content model to drive Web traffic.

For sale for a cause: Peony

Judi Sohn

The yarn is a lace weight merino wool and silk blend that I bought in Massachusetts a couple of years ago. For more detail on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. If you get into lace knitting, sooner or later you have to try a Herbert Niebling. They’re intricate and very different than other lace styles. This shawl is an adaptation of one his designs by Hayley Tsang Sather. All-in-all, 10 different charts to follow and took me about 3 weeks to complete.

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AFP Blog

massnonprofit.org ::: "ugust 19, 2010 — Given the ever-changing landscape of social media, which includes Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, finding the best form of social media—matched to organizational resources and goals—is vital in connecting with an audience, according to experts at Massachusetts nonprofits

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AFP Blog

Nonprofits Build Their CapacityJuly 20, 2010 — The Massachusetts Nonprofit Database, an online tool that provides comprehensive information that nonprofits can use to build their capacity, the first of its kind in the state, is now available.A massnonprofit.org ::: "Database Available to Help Mass.

Going Virtual is Not Enough, Part Two: Competitive P2P Events

Connection Cafe

Ride to Defeat ALS – Massachusetts. The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter recently announced changes to its premier cycling event , inviting team captains to create team rides across the state on September 20.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network / Framingham, MA / $225. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook. We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences, both large and small, broad and specialized, here in the U.S.

Charitable giving goes high tech - Business - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

They run Internet auctions for causes, use Twitter and Facebook to spur giving, and find pro bono help for Massachusetts nonprofits and social enterprises. Charitable giving goes high tech - Business - The Boston Globe : But a handful of local tech companies and small start-ups are tapping into a burgeoning appetite on the Web for doing good.

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The Benefits of Having Digitally Savvy Board – for Museums & Nonprofits Too!

Connection Cafe

This year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Information Systems Research released a study that showed just how much companies in the commercial sector benefit from having a tech-savvy board.

Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking Tools - Philanthropy.com

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking Tools - Philanthropy.com: "Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking ToolsNonprofit organizations have long been labeled Luddites when it comes to adopting new technology.But a forthcoming study by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research shows nonprofit groups are actually

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93 or 7?

NCE Social Media

A new study by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research also found that 97% of large charities have a Facebook page as of 2009. Did you know that 93% of charities have a Facebook page? The study found that charities adopted social media faster and the adoption was more widespread than for-profit use. Other facts uncovered in the study: 90% of charities had Twitter accounts. 65% had blogs. 36% had LinkedIn pages. 30% had MySpace pages.

KoboToolbox Gets $100K 'New Digital Age' Grant from Google

AFP Blog

and internationally, and the only one in Massachusetts, to receive the New Digital Age Grants, each valued at $100,000.

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[PODCAST] INSPIRE with Jeff Nelson

NonProfit Hub

Jeff grew the organization from a small start-up in Chicago, with two staff members supporting 32 students, to a leading college access and success organization with a staff of 150 supporting 13,000 students in Chicago, Houston, New York, Massachusetts, Metro Atlanta and Bay Area. Nonprofit Hub’s INSPIRE Hubcast series shares powerful and impactful stories of organizations persevering to create the change they want to see in the world.

Global laptop project raises its price again, almost double original $100 goal - International Herald Tribune

AFP Blog

Global laptop project raises its price again, almost double original $100 goal - International Herald Tribune: "he vaunted '$100 laptop' that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers dreamed up for international schoolchildren is becoming a slightly more distant concept.

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Daily DoGooder: Young@Heart Trailer

See3

Change the world, one video at a time.Young@Heart Trailer | 2:15 Fox Searchlight/Young@Heart Young@Heart, tells the story of a musical ensemble of senior citizens as they prepare for a concert in their Massachusetts hometown. This is not a film about aging gracefully; this is a film about staring old age in the face and singing

6 Web Tools to Help Small Organizations Thrive

Wild Apricot

Ja-Naé is also CEO of Wild Woman Entrepreneurs, Ja-Naé Ventures, Co-founder of the Massachusetts Artist Leaders Coalition, Founder of The Leaders and author of "How to Start Your Business with $100.".( This is a guest post by Ja-Naé Duane, artist, creative economist, social media strategist and a faculty member at Northeastern University.

What's Really Going on with Events this Season?

NetWits

The article quotes registration results from the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge , a two-day bike trip that requires a $4,200 fund-raising commitment, showing a drop by 10 percent from the same time last year A recent article in the Boston Globe, entitled “Downturn slows elite charity events” has been widely circulated around the event fundraising circles.

New Technology Developed to Amplify Community Voices for the Media

Non Profit Quarterly

Their next launches will be in Massachusetts and Alabama this year.—Julie Cortico’s “digital hearth”. July 8, 2019; Nieman Lab.

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Culture in the Cloud: The Case of Community Partners

NTEN

When Community Partners, a now-defunct nonprofit that worked to reform healthcare in Massachusetts, first turned to the Cloud around 2003, staff struggled to accept the internal cultural changes it. An organization working to reform healthcare builds on its own successful Cloud implementation by advocating its benefits for the entire sector.

4 Trends That Will Redefine Corporate Giving For 2021

Givinga Blog

For instance, in August, Massachusetts’ largest group of tech companies, MassTLC, called on its members to double the percentage of Black and Latinx employees in the state by the end of the decade, as they believed the Mass tech sector does not adequately reflect the diverse population of the state.

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Fighting Arts Cuts in Bad Economy With Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the years, I remember some very devastating and painful US government arts funding cuts - from the National Endowment for the Arts to Massachusetts State Arts Council. Arts advocates have always fought back. Here's a social media infused campaign to fight 100% arts budget cut in Ottawa, Canada. You can learn more here

Online Discussion on June 23: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Robert Weiner

Previously she worked for the Future of Music Coalition and was a law clerk at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts. This Tuesday The Chronicle of Philanthropy will host another free online discussion about how nonprofits can use social media.

Transcript: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Robert Weiner

Previously she worked for the Future of Music Coalition and was a law clerk at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts. If you missed The Chronicle of Philanthropy's June 23 online discussion Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes , the transcript is now available.

The Five Nonprofit Conferences You Don’t Want to Miss in 2016

NonProfit Hub

INBOUND 2016 , sponsored by Hubspot, will be hosted in Boston, Massachusetts and will run from November 8th to the 11th. You should think about attending the International Fundraising Conference hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Boston, Massachusetts. Jack Karako is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. Jack has 30 years’ experience within the charitable and philanthropic industry that he brings to the forefront with IMPACTism.

Free Online Course Materials from MIT

Wild Apricot

Did you know that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free online access to course materials? MIT's OpenCourseWare site is a remarkable resource for self-education — or for developing your own training programs for staff and volunteers, especially in the areas of management and communications.( read more ).

Nonprofit Audit 101

The NonProfit Times

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.

Generational Giving at Arts & Cultural Organizations – A Donor Story

Connection Cafe

My youth was flooded by a series of Wednesday night rehearsals, regular BSO concerts, and multiple summer weekends spent at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony in Lenox, Massachusetts. As a kid, I was saturated by symphony performances and choral music. My dad was a conductor and composer, my mom his accompanist. They were also involved in a chorus called the Tanglewood Festival Chorus (TFC, as we referred to it for the next 25 years).

Volunteerism Keeps Proving Its Value (Especially When Skills Are Given)

Connection Cafe

If you’re a philanthropy geek like me who loves to monitor what data tell us about engagement and investment in what I consider a part of our collective moral fabric, you’ll be even more thrilled to hear that some states in the US are even surpassing $23.56 (kudos to Massachusetts, California and New York for setting the pace we all need to run). The news is out, and it’s good! What news? Volunteerism news, of course. For those of you who know me, that’s not much of a surprise.

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Confessions of a Nonprofit Database Administrator, Part II

Connection Cafe

He ck , it can sometimes be more like January in Massachusetts (if you’ve never experienced it , con sider this a heads up). Hi again, it’s me, your friendly neighborhood DBA. Back with another round of confessions. I hope y’all enjoyed my first – ever blog post !

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Department Produces Complete College America’s National STEM Careers Academy

VisionLink

This Academy, the 13th Completion Academy produced for CCA by VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage department over the past five years, included teams from Massachusetts, Idaho, Illinois, Ohio, and the District of Columbia. "Between 1970 and 2009, undergraduate enrollment in the United States more than doubled, while the completion rate has been virtually unchanged.

Less is More: The Dos and Don’ts of Facebook Advertising

Byte Technology

It’s hard to determine whether or not Mark Zuckerberg himself truly envisioned what his simple social media platform would become 12 years after he first launched the site from his college room in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

How Salem State University Launched Its First Ever Giving Day

Connection Cafe

Salem State University is located in historic Salem, Massachusetts. “We had been struggling with Giving Tuesday for a number of years, and our leadership just kept coming back to it. I learned that other schools were doing their own giving days to greater success and thought it would be a nice way to transition out of our comprehensive campaign with a ‘pride’ event that could focus particularly on unrestricted giving,” said Lori Boudo, director of annual giving at Salem State.

100 Courses in 100 Days for Alzheimer’s

Givinga Blog

In honor of his mother with Alzheimer’s and his mother-in-law who passed away from Alzheimer’s in July of 2018, Dave decided to plan a golf trip to raise awareness and donations for Alzheimer’s—a golf trip that consisted of 100 courses in 100 days, starting in California on March 14th and ending in Massachusetts on June 21st. The end of the tour in Plymouth, Massachusetts felt surreal to Dave, feeling odd that the humbling experience had come to a close.

10 Instagram Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For example, The Trustees works to protect the environment in Massachusetts and they geotag themselves in locations throughout the state thus expanding their reach.

Transcript: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Tech Soup Blog

Previously she worked for the Future of Music Coalition and was a law clerk at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts. If you missed The Chronicle of Philanthropy's June 23 online discussion Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes , the transcript is now available.

Online Discussion on June 23: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Tech Soup Blog

Previously she worked for the Future of Music Coalition and was a law clerk at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts. This Tuesday The Chronicle of Philanthropy will host another free online discussion about how nonprofits can use social media.

4 Essential Steps for Growing Higher Ed Scholarship Programs

Connection Cafe

Massachusetts Institute of Technology covers tuition for students whose families make less than $90,000. If you’re reading this and attended college, there’s a good chance you’re in debt. Over 40% of Americans who attended college —30% of all adult Americans—are carrying at least some debt from their college education. That debt is usually a hefty chunk of change. The typical amount of education debt for Americans in 2017 was between $20,000 and $25,000.