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AFP Blog ::: "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

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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.

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 :: : 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.

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

AFP Blog

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.

Hyperlocal Bets On Nonprofit-Focused Retool |

AFP Blog

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

AFP Blog ::: "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 ::

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 ::: "Database Available to Help Mass.

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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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.

Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking Tools -

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking Tools - "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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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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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

See What's Out There

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

What's Really Going on with Events this Season?


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.

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.

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. In fact, companies with digitally literate board members significantly outperformed their peers on key metrics: “ Doing business in the digital era entails risks ranging from cybersecurity breaches and privacy issues to business model disruptions and missed competitive opportunities.

[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.

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.

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

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.

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


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.

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 ).

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.

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.

Culture in the Cloud: The Case of Community Partners


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.

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. Facebook and Twitter are not free emails lists. If you can’t see the target, hitting it will be a matter of chance. ROI = Yes. Loyalty can’t be automated. It’s always better when they say it.

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 !

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).

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech


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. They are hoping to raise $25,000 between now and May 5, 2011 to support the next generation of women technologists. Can you (or your association) help? Individual and corporate donations are welcomed.

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.

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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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

but left my laptop power source in Massachusetts. luckily Santa Clara has stores that sell universal power adaptors that fit my laptop. I'm famous for forgetting to pack something important on every trip. Usually it is something cheap to acquire like a toothbrush. It could have been worse, could have left my laptop home

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

According to one study from the University of Massachusetts’s Center for Marketing Research , 71% of charities and nonprofits say social media is useful for driving online donations. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media. Case studies of nonprofits winning at social media is an opportunity to see the strategies in action.

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.

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.

How Nonprofits Have Reframed Their Messaging in the Wake of COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Those are weekly calls with representatives from Massachusetts and Boston, and all the way to San Francisco and the University of Washington.”. Nonprofit work is essential in this country. Nonprofits make up 10% of the workforce, making them the third-largest workforce in the United States.

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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. The 2015 mHealth Summit is one of the largest and most anticipated events in the mobile health field. Held this year from November 8-11 in Washington, D.C.,

Social Media and College Admissions

Robert Weiner

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has just published Social Media and College Admissions: The First Longitudinal Study by Eric Mattson and Nora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D. The study compares adoption of social media between 2007 and 2008 by the admissions offices of all four-year accredited institutions in the United States. The findings include: 41% of US college and university admissions departments have blogs, compared to 13% of Fortune 500 companies.

Two Crucial Themes from the GDPR Featuring in US-Privacy Legislation

Connection Cafe

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.