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Blogging a crisis: reflecting on some lessons learned

Steve Bridger

A long, long time ago (in internet time)… in fact, exactly six months to the day before the first ‘tweet’ , a Category Four hurricane they inappropriately named Wilma slammed into the Caribbean coast of Mexico. I contacted over twenty representatives in London and in Mexico.

20 Crowdfunding Services for Nonprofits Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, this year’s Global Trends in Giving Survey includes questions about crowdfunding. Donadora (Mexico).

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam Mexico and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean.

Great reads from around the web on August 24th

Amy Sample Ward

It has some terrific questions to think about including: What behavior are we wanting to change? And this week, Google has added a couple important areas to the list: Mexico and Eastern Europe.&#. 5 Questions Nonprofits Should Ask Before Sending an Email - Connections - The Blackbaud Blog has a great post today outlining 5 questions to ask before you send out an email to your members. These are some links I wanted to share from August 24th.

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The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We approached the question from several angles, and we’re not seeing the public’s giving interest or ability waning. between our Sierra Leone Mudslides appeal in August and our Harvey, Irma, and Mexico earthquake appeals in September. Photo by Fuel Relief Fund on GlobalGiving.

Why is "World Class" so Classist?

Museum 2.0

Jason Beaubien was reporting on the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, the gleaming new art museum built as a "gift to Mexico" by the world's richest man, Carlos Slim. This weekend, I heard a story on NPR that really rankled me.

The Imperfect Storm, Part 2

Connection Cafe

Our generation (boomers) focuses on the results a nonprofit generates through its services (the question of what the money's actually doing to help people vs. the focus on the money itself). Author: Guest Blogger. This post was written by Marc Chardon and Hal Williams.

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Capitalizing on a Wealth of Data: The First Steps


What happens in Nebraska or New Mexico might make a difference in Nova Scotia or the Netherlands. Questions? We all know a wealth of useful data exists online, in various publications, or hidden away in public archives. Initiatives—often local or focused on a particular sector—have emerged over time to collect and report that data and apply the findings to particular areas of interest. But there’s a bigger story this data can tell.

Great reads from around the web on June 13th

Amy Sample Ward

Norway, and Russia, while most of its gains came in countries in the developing world, including Mexico and India." Luckily, the Pew Research Center launched a Data Sets section that provides raw survey responses and the questions in a variety of easy-to-use data formats." I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of June 13th).

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Leaders: How To Make Extraordinary Things Happen In Organizations

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Ask questions, seek advice, and listen to diverse perspectives. Mexico, United Arab Emirates and Australia. There is good reason why, The Leadership Challenge , book is now in it’s sixth addition.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

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. New Mexico. New Mexico charitable registration: $0. 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.

Why buy Google Plus for Business by @ChrisBrogan

John Haydon

I hear this question a lot. This question would make a lot of sense if it wasn’t for one minor detail: We’re talking about Google here – not Quora or Diaspora (which sounds like a rash you’d get from camping in Mexico).

Realignment #5: From Products to Solutions


Amazon transformed the industry, yet CEMEX, a construction materials company in Mexico, improved customer experience by simply going beyond the sale itself to construct state-of-the-art bags that facilitated the transportation of purchased materials.

Campus Party H4SB — Hacking for Something Better Coming to US in 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Seven thousand young Mexican geeks attended the 3rd Mexican Campus party July 18-25 in Mexico. In Mexico, donated and branded by Movistar). A week-long registration in Mexico cost $100 for non-campers and $114 for campers (who also got to keep their very nice pup tents).

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Text Messaging for Advocacy: An Interview with Lloyd Cotler, Mobile Commons Strategist

Mobile Commons

Mexico border in Arizona and let them to speak to each other through the border fence. If you have any additional questions about how to incorporate text messaging into your campaigns, please contact us at

Food & Water Watch Raises Tap Water Awareness With SMS Campaign

Mobile Commons

Some even shared it with their local news channels as seen by The Daily Lobo’s coverage of the University of New Mexico’s efforts. If you have any questions, or would like to get started with a text message campaign, please contact us at

Anarchists in the Boardroom


But for whatever reasons that didn’t stop me from following my wife to Oaxaca, Mexico last May and spending the better part of eight months, writing it. This is a guest post by Liam Barrington-Bush, Co-founder/ Director at Concrete Solutions C.I.C.

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Takeaways from the American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Summit

ASU Lodestar Center

This is a mere sample of some of the questions and topics tackled by world class leaders and partnership organizations in our limited time together. also having lived in Mexico and multiple U.S. posted by Brigitte Dayton Vice President of Operations, Catholic Community Foundation. I am a proud 2010 graduate of The American Express Leadership Academy at the ASU Lodestar Center.

Myths and Realities of Engaging the U.S. Latino Audience – Latinos are Donors Too

Beaconfire Wire

Latinos were a country, they would rank as the 12th largest economy in the world between Mexico and Australia. Got questions? Several nonprofits are considering different ways of diversifying their marketing mix by growing their digital program or introducing new channels like DRTV.

Oodles of Time Management Tips: July Nonprofit Blog Carnival Round-Up

Have Fun - Do Good

You’re all back into the swing of things and new questions will have arisen.)" More than just getting away from your usual distractions, people can’t ask you questions or interrupt you if they don’t know where you are." I bet the Aztecs didn't have time management issues!

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Research Friday: Why Give to International Charities?

ASU Lodestar Center

is a question I often hear people ask. As I become more immersed in the nonprofit world, I learn more about dilemmas in philanthropy; questions like: "where will my contribution have the most impact?" posted by Karina Lungo , Research Aide, ASU Lodestar Center.

What Will Success Look Like?


The question that struck me today as the most relevant is why. Mexico’s construction industry is thriving because many debilitating obstacles to builders’ success have been removed by CEMEX Inc.—from

Blog for Choice Day 2009

Connection Cafe

By putting a question to your supporters - in this case, your top pro-choice hope for President Obama and/or the new Congress - the organization gives direction to supporters about what to write about without being heavy-handed or trying to over-control the message.

400 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Seeing a significant number of emails being sent during this time period begs the causation or correlation question. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico. Here it is! The 2014 edition of my annual review of year-end fundraising email subject lines.

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Have Fun Do Good Link Love: Artists and Social Media, Be Bold Podcast, Miss Do-Gooder T-shirts and More!

Have Fun - Do Good

The project is a collaboration of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops and the City of Santa Fe Economic Development Division. Submit your questions to the Be Bold Podcast! Hi Have Fun * Do Gooders!

A Small Group Can Make a Big Difference

Have Fun - Do Good

After being stopped going into Mexico by border guards who turned us around (apparently carrying cargo into Mexico without a permit is a no-no no matter how noble one's intentions) we rallied and headed to a border crossing to the East that let us through.

TechSoup Global Goes to Congress (Again)

Tech Soup Blog

The event was organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and hosted by Congressional members: Randy Hultgren (Illinois), Chaka Fattah (Pennsylvania), Ben Ray Lujan (New Mexico), and Alan Nunnelee (Mississippi).

How to Optimize Your Nonprofit Newsletter for Success

Tech Soup Blog

Make sure that these short subject lines somehow leave a question unanswered or generate a sense of urgency. It's brief, and it facilitates a question: "Why not?" Your email newsletter is crucial for the success of your organization.

8 Nonprofit CEOs Who Tweet

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His tweets are thought provoking questions related to the organization's work. Check out this video blog of my visit with peer educators at Planned Parenthood of New Mexico!

What Does Human Rights Mean to You?

Have Fun - Do Good

That's a tough question isn't it? I'm going to pick one to get involved with: Protect Three Victims of Police Brutality in Mexico (UA 330/08) Protect Syrian Prisoner From Torture (UA 328/08) Prevent Torture of Prisoner in Syria (UA 326/08) Why do you believe every human has rights?

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Saving the California Condor: A Collective Impact Story

ASU Lodestar Center

As of July 2011, there are 399 condors known to be living , including 188 in the wild, in California, Arizona, and Mexico. It was a good question. posted by. Stephanie La Loggia, M.A. Manager of Knowledge Resources. ASU Lodestar Center.

We Got Issues: A New Collection of Young Women's Voices

Have Fun - Do Good

Anne Zarnowiecki, a lesbian whose son's skin is darker than hers, described being questioned at a hospital in Ohio: She stopped me midstory, to ask if I am the babysitter or roommate. just finished touring through Colorado, New Mexico and Northern California.

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Best of the Web: April 2015


From New Mexico to Nova Scotia, we collected 309 initiatives, made them accessible all in one place, and provided a couple of useful tools help you explore the data on your own. The question is as old as international aid: What interventions and technologies deliver the biggest impact around the world? Is Greening the Planet with Lean, Green IT

Tech Soup Blog

My first question of course was, "How does that work with three offices, 40 employees, and thousands of volunteers to keep track of in nearly every country?" An example is 350 Mexico.

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Best of the Web: March 2015


From New Mexico to Nova Scotia, we collected 309 initiatives, made them accessible all in one place, and provided a couple of useful tools help you explore the data on your own. The question is as old as international aid: What interventions and technologies deliver the biggest impact around the world?

Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

Have Fun - Do Good

We use journalism because it is a very empowering profession, enabling people to become the "question askers" in their societies. They come from all different casts, all different religions, and from indigenous backgrounds in Mexico. BB: So right now you work in Nepal and in Mexico?

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"It Is What It Is," and the Challenges of Dialogue-Focused Exhibits

Museum 2.0

I got lost in these videos, and I started to question my expectations about what makes an exhibit like this successful. Considering these questions, I come to three uncertain conclusions. I sat down this morning to write a negative review of an exhibit.

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TechSoup Global NGO Cloud Survey: What We Found Out and What to Do About It Part Two

Tech Soup Blog

In a good survey it's useful to ask a particular question from different angles to try and gauge the understanding of the audience. To quote TechSoup Global's Dan Web: We need solutions that include an ability to ask a question of an expert or another NGO user.

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10 Ways to Change the World Through Social Media

Social Actions

The President's virtual town hall meeting used to crowdsource questions from his 300 million constituents, complete with voting to determine the ones he'd have to answer. All told, 97,937 people submitted 103,978 questions and cast 1,782,650 votes. Is Greening the Planet with Lean, Green IT

Tech Soup Blog

My first question of course was, "How does that work with three offices, 40 employees, and thousands of volunteers to keep track of in nearly every country?" An example is 350 Mexico.

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Nurturing Inner City Entrepreneurs: Jose Corona of Inner City Advisors

Have Fun - Do Good

Jose sits on various economic development boards: the Oakland Workforce Investment Board, the Bay Area Business Advisory Board of Directors for the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, and the OneCalifornia Bank Advisory Board. That's a good question.