#GMN2016 Annual Conference| Observations from Day 1

Connection Cafe

I had the pleasure attending the opening plenary session, delivered by Dr. Jan Young, Executive Director of the Assisi Foundation of Memphis. So we’re at GMN 2016 in the Big Easy. While MicroEdge and Blackbaud have been longtime supporters of GMN, it’s my first time participating.

You Gotta Believe: the Finest #UNselfie Posts of #GivingTuesday 2016

EveryAction

givingtuesday #unselfie #pinkpalace #memphis #gritgrindgive pic.twitter.com/Tr45HUIs4n — Pink Palace Museum (@memphismuseums). Ah, #GivingTuesday. the day donors wake up from their post-Thanksgiving food stupors, reflect on spending too much money during those retail-holidays-that-shall-not-be-named, and decide to offset the materialistic frenzy with some good-for-the-soul charitable giving - and then, of course, they take a selfie.

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Newly Released With “Look Inside!” Functionality! Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

3/15 :: Memphis, TN. Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits is now fully released to the public in both print and digital format. You can now also “Look Inside!&# to preview the first 11 pages.

Social Media for Social Good e-Book Version Now Available for Download!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

3/15 :: Memphis, TN. I tell ya. It’s a surreal feeling to know that someone could be reading your book right now… on the subway, in a cafe, or at a park in any city, anywhere in the world. And the fact that this books exists at all really is a testament to the power social media.

#bbcon Just Took Over Austin, TX| Day 1 Recap

Connection Cafe

It started off with a bang, literally. The John H Reagan Soul Train Drumline replaced our espresso shots with beats – How else should you set the tone for a conference dedicated to world-changers and philanthropic visionaries?

2013 NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways

NTEN

NTEN Honors Memphis Startup Founder Tal Frankfurt , Nibletz 2.0. Whew, what an NTC! Now that we''ve had a chance to catch a cat (dog?) nap and dusted the snow off, we want to share the huge outpouring of blog posts, videos, pictures, and other media from the NTEN community.

Social Media for Social Good Book Tour Raises $17,130 for Partner Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

C ompleted Trainings: 3/15 :: Memphis, TN.

Why you want your nonprofit to fail

ASU Lodestar Center

Prior to attending ASU, she worked for Teach For America * Memphis. posted by Chloe Silva , Program Coordinator ASU Lodestar Center In a society fundamentally rooted in capitalism, how can nonprofits argue their worth when their work cannot be translated into a monetary sum? Increasingly, nonprofit organizations are looking for new ways to measure (and thereby validate) the importance of their work.

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2013 NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways

NTEN

NTEN Honors Memphis Startup Founder Tal Frankfurt , Nibletz 2.0. Whew, what an NTC! Now that we''ve had a chance to catch a cat (dog?) nap and dusted the snow off, we want to share the huge outpouring of blog posts, videos, pictures, and other media from the NTEN community.

The Conversation around Funding Technology

Idealware

Ashley Harper, Director of Grants & Initiatives at Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. We love talking about technology. While that may be the understatement of the year, it’s true. But for Idealware it goes beyond that. We want to talk about technology in a way that directly connects nonprofits to the right technologies. And often, that conversation turns to funding. Needless to say, that conversation can become complicated.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Pinterest Marketing, Compelling Bios, and 3 Guesses

Connection Cafe

I flew to Memphis Thursday morning with a suitcase filled with sweaters and boots. I came to a fork in the road Tuesday morning, literally. I had to make a decision between one of two routes to take to work. Ended up in 45 minutes worth of traffic. I chose wrong.

St. Jude Uses Text Messages to Boost Event Turnout and Participation

Mobile Commons

Jude decided to roll out a trial text messaging program at their leading fundraising school, the University of Memphis (which, not for nothing, is also located in the St. Jude home base of Memphis, Tennessee).

Jeremy Clements Turns a NASCAR Car Into a Text Message Fundraising Machine

Mobile Commons

The Fox affiliate in Memphis has interviews with Clements and St. NASCAR driver Jeremy Clements is revving up for a text message fundraising campaign that will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Cloud for Good Recommendations for 10 Free Online Tools

Tech Soup Blog

Cloud for Good is a Memphis, Tennessee nonprofit consulting company that was founded by Tal. Such a wonderful array of good IT tips and other information flows through TechSoup's community forums that it's hard to keep up. Since our recent cloud computing campaign I've been staying alert to new and useful online services for nonprofits and libraries. Tal Frankfurt? of Cloud for Good posted a great list of 10 free online tools for nonprofits on our forums that I wanted to highlight here.

Coach Bill Courtney Tells Powerful Stories And Shares Insightful Leadership Lessons

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Courtney coached the Manassas High School football team in Memphis, TN. Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to communicate. And, football coach Bill Courtney tells many compelling stories in his new book, Against The Grain.

Martin Luther King Day - Let Freedom Ring

VisionLink

Three and a half years before we adopted Jonathan, Cathy and I had sat together, tears streaming down our faces, when we heard the news that Martin Luther King had been shot in Memphis. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I''d direct you to Let Freedom Ring , written by Stan Stahl (and included below.) I was able to meet Stan some years ago when we were both working on a project to support youth and their successful education and employment.

How Small Businesses Inspire Big Businesses

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You’ll read those dozens of stories captured by three information-hungry economist/b-school professor buddies who traveled Memphis, TN to Omaha, NE; Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL to Cincinnati, OH, and so on.

The Lessons Learned From Small Businesses

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You’ll read those dozens of stories captured by three information-hungry economist/b-school professor buddies who traveled Memphis, TN to Omaha, NE; Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL to Cincinnati, OH, and so on. If you’re like me, you love road trips.

6 Road Trips Reveal Critical Lessons For Business Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You’ll read those dozens of stories captured by three information-hungry economist/b-school professor buddies who traveled Memphis, TN to Omaha, NE; Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL to Cincinnati, OH, and so on. If you’re like me, you love road trips.

Best of the Web: November 2012

Idealware

Casey Foundation , Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation , Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo , Community Foundation of Greater Memphis , Energy Foundation , Hartford Foundation for Public Giving , John D. When I founded Idealware seven years ago, it was an unproven concept. Providing impartial resources to help nonprofits choose software had never been done. In fact, many people told me it couldn’t be done.

Now What? The Post-Election Non-Profit Advocacy Landscape

Beaconfire Wire

They’ve also posted a video clip of Obama talking about an historic AFSCME strike - the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike. This election cycle has proven, in many ways, the power of web organizing.

Bryant Terry: Eco-chef, Food Justice Activist, Author of Vegan Soul Kitchen

Have Fun - Do Good

I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and both sets of my grandparents came from rural Mississippi. "I think, in the organizing, and in the activism what gets lost so often is what we're working for. What we want is for all people to have some delicious, amazing, banging food!"