Deliberative Democracy at Work in North Quabbin, Massachusetts

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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.

The Massachusetts Nonprofit Database comes to the Ethos Roundtable.

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

Connection Cafe

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. My favorite news days of the year are all about giving back: June 14—Giving USA ( you can stay tuned here ).

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TechSoup Member Organizations Doing Great Work During Hard Times

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Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition — Boston. The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) represents 1 million immigrants and refugees in New England. Image 1: Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. 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.

Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

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Boston, Massachusetts: Monthly Pitch Night | BostonSpeaks/Impact Hub Open Project Night. Boston, Massachusetts: Community Class — Intro to Design Thinking and Prototyping. Milton, Massachusetts: Giving Nonprofit Life Seminar.

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.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Highlights this month include website accessibility in Portland, Oregon; project management in Boston, Massachusetts; and data visualization in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: Managing Nonprofit IT Projects, Tasks, and Teams.

11 Things You Need To Know About Social Media

John Haydon

Here’s a presentation I’m giving today for the Foundation of Metrowest in Massachusetts. Social Media Is Not The Point. Your mission IS! Social media will not fix your organization if it’s broken. What you have to say matters, but what your constituents have to say matters more.

Listen Up: A New, National RFP Offers Nonprofits and Funders Tools to Survey Clients

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In 2016, 46 organizations across the 50 United States, from Hawaii to Massachusetts, received L4G grants to use that survey instrument to collect feedback from the people they serve. Note from Beth: Melinda T.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

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Boston, Massachusetts: January Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits. Boston, Massachusetts: Measuring, Evaluating, and Improving Nonprofit Effectiveness. Boston, Massachusetts: February Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits.

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Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

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Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: Participatory Analysis with Data Placemats in Nonprofits. Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: Nonprofit Communications Strategies That Get Results.

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech

SocialFish

University of Massachusetts Amherst. University of Massachusetts Boston. University of Massachusetts Lowell. NextGen Tech Women is an effort organized by our friends Danny Brown , Geoff Livingston , Kami Watson Huyse , Allyson Kapin , and Julie Pippert.

Charitable giving goes high tech - Business - The Boston Globe

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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.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Massachusetts. Massachusetts charitable registration: usually $150. 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.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

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Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: How to Do More with the Nonprofit Data You Already Have. Boston, Massachusetts: TSNE, TNB, and TNB Labs Super Roundtable: From Data to Decisions at Your Nonprofit. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space.

The ALS Ice Bucket Donor Retention Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Social Innovation Summit , a twice annual event that represents a global convening of thought leaders in technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business.

Perfect Your Authentic Online Leadership Profile on Social

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tim Garvin is the CEO of the United Way of Central Massachusetts. Socrates once said, “To find yourself, think for yourself.” ” That quote embraces a basic principle for leading on social platforms: a true, genuine, and authentic personal brand.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Binders Full of Women

Frogloop

Romney said that while he was Governor of Massachusetts from 2003-2007 he looked through binders full of women to find qualified women candidates to serve in his cabinet.

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5 Reasons to Attend the 2015 mHealth Summit

Mobile Commons

At the Wednesday session “The Connected Patient: The Mass General Hospital Experience,” Sarah Sossong of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will give an overview of the hospital’s telehealth initiatives, including video-conferencing, SMS communications, and remote monitoring.

Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The data from Facebook illustrates how the campaign started in Massachusetts (where Frates is from) and spread across the country.

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Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

Boston, Massachusetts: February Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits. Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: How Nonprofits Can Find and Use Public Data Effectively. Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: How Nonprofits Can Use Facebook to Broadcast Their Impact.

6 Web Tools to Help Small Organizations Thrive

Wild Apricot Blog

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.

How To Rewire Your Brain To Be A More Effective Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Tim Gard, PhD , who co-authored the book, is affiliated with the Lazar lab for neuroscience of mindfulness research at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

HOW TO: Tap into the Power of Cause Awareness Days

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your nonprofit may also want to experiment with creating your own giving awareness day in November or December, such as Valley Gives Day ( #ValleyGives ) created by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

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

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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.

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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

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Make sure you’ve got a healthy mix of images Below, an image from United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley (an organization I support) shows the value of volunteering.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Boston, Massachusetts: Boston: QuickBooks Made Easy. 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.

2015 Jim Lynch Award Winner — Kyle Wiens of iFixit

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" The coalition's next battleground is rulemaking in New York, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. Each year the Electronics Reuse Conference awards a lifetime achievement award in my name (it's a long story on how that came to be).

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

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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.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

Boston, Massachusetts: 501 Tech Club Open Board Meeting and Happy Hour! Now, I'm no Houdini, but I predict that your New Year's resolutions are noble, high-minded stuff like "find a mentor" or "learn a new skill every month."

The Biggest List of Earth Day Blogs You'll Ever Need

Tech Soup Blog

I was so happy when Ronnie Deaver from ICT , an electronics recycler and refurbishment company in Massachusetts, sent me a link to ICT's list of The 87 Best Blogs for Treehuggers and Climate Change Warriors.

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Dyn’s Hackademy provides mobile apps for NH nonprofits | New Hampshire Business

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Dyn’s Hackademy provides mobile apps for NH nonprofits | New Hampshire Business : MANCHESTER — Twenty potential tech company founders, now attending schools in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts, assembled last weekend at Dyn to develop mobile apps for six New Hampshire nonprofits.

How To Swim like a SocialFish.

SocialFish

Massachusetts Medical Society. 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.

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Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: Nonprofit CEOs as Technology Decision Makers. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts?

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

Boston, Massachusetts: DataBasic Intro Workshop — Learn 3 New Tools for Finding Stories in Data. NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient, local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners.

Hyperlocal Bets On Nonprofit-Focused Retool | NetNewsCheck.com

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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.

The Bottom Line with Bitdefender BOX

Tech Soup Blog

At a conference earlier this month in Cambridge, Massachusetts, security expert Deepak Taneja maintained that Internet of Things (IoT) security is a " time bomb ready to explode."

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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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!

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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