Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Photo courtesy of The Miami Foundation. Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million, organizers at The Miami Foundation realized that Give Miami Day 2014 would be their most successful Giving Day yet. Thursday’s Give Miami Day raised $5.2 This was the first year that The Miami Foundation promoted a funding goal for Give Miami Day, set at $5 million. “As Collaboration among nonprofits is key; Miami Arts Brigade was a huge testament to that.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Council on Foundations / Miami, FL / $1,199. Association of Donor Relations Professionals / Miami, FL / TBD. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management.


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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 74: Increasing Civic Engagement Through Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

In this interview recorded live at bbcon 2018, Javier Alberto Soto, president & CEO of The Miami Foundation, talks about the important work the Foundation is doing to improve the quality of life in the Greater Miami area through philanthropy, community investment, and civic leadership. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Why and how The Miami Foundation embraced the concept of new power. How digital technology has helped The Miami Foundation accomplish its goals.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum / Miami, FL / $945. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management. Marketing & Communications. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

Eco-blogs target younger generations in South Florida |

AFP Blog

Eco-blogs target younger generations in South Florida | "Eco-blogs target younger generations in South FloridaBy BRIDGET CAREYThe Miami HeraldMIAMIRebecca Carter has a mission: raise awareness of local, green-minded organizations through one Web destination.Last year, she launched her blog,, and now it's beginning to blossom as the go-to destination for green.

Performance Based Funding Institute to Improve Higher Education


You can also download a Policy Brief created by attendees at a Performance-Based Funding Institute hosted last summer in Miami. Two weeks ago VisionLink''s W. Douglas Zimmerman and Lois Ann Porter traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to organize the Performance-Based Funding Institute VisionLink produced for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sustainatopia: A Bootcamp to Help Nonprofits Build Stronger Movements


If you are looking for some new ideas and strategies to ramp up your outreach, social media, or to recruit more donors and volunteers check out Sustainatopia in Miami next week on April 4th! Sustainatopia will rev up with the second annual Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise Conference (SVC/SE – Miami). Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, room B210. As nonprofit campaigners, it’s our job to help mobilize supporters and move the needle to create real impact.

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Blogging and Streaming My Layover in Heathrow

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm doing a whirlwind in 7 days - Boston - Miami - London - Romania - Miami - Boston. I left Boston on Thursday for Miami for a meeting on Friday. I left Miami on Friday evening at 8:50 PM and landed at Heathrow 11:00 AM local time, on hour delayed. Expect light blogging this week because I have no idea whether or not I will have decent Internet access. I'm leading some workshops and doing some presentations and other work.

Raising Awareness of Matching Gifts

Connection Cafe

University of Miami Twitter post: Did you know that your company may be eligible to match up to 100% of your gift? One of the most commonly asked questions we receive at HEPdata is, “How do I make my donors aware of the benefits of matching gifts?” Below are 10 simple steps you can take to raise donor awareness. Many donors don’t know about matching gifts, while others may think if they make a gift, the recipient institution is responsible for seeking the match amount from their employer.

Maximizing Your Membership Program: Tips from the Experts

Connection Cafe

Myrna Llaguno, Miami Children’s Museum. Miami Children’s Museum had community partners constantly looking for ways to reach their members, but they didn’t want members to see it as a sales pitch. I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Children’s Museums annual conference: InterActivity 2016. As I sat in a session, Membership from Here to There and Everywhere In Between, I had a realization: No one is better at managing membership programs than children’s museums.

Social Media, Nonprofits, and Romania - Night Before the Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you've been following my blog, I arrived in Romania last night after 32 hours in transit from Miami, including a 8 hour layover in Heathrow. I am here for a conference sponsored by the Soros Foundation as part of their pilot advocacy through blogging program. to do a presentation and facilitate a workshop on strategy which will include the Romania version of the Social Media Game.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

11/30 :: Miami, OK. 3/19/12 Update: Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits launched in conjunction with a social media and mobile technology training and book tour that also served as fundraiser for partners nonprofits – a total of $17,130 was raised. Thanks very much to those that attended, the nonprofit partners (listed below), and the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Sponsors that helped make it happen. C ompleted Trainings: 3/15 :: Memphis, TN.

Catch us at Great Ideas!

Beaconfire Wire

BF Wire blogger and senior consultant Elizabeth Weaver Engel (aka me) will be heading to ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference in Miami later this month to present with Jason Della Rocca in the Social Media Lab on Wikis: Collaborative Content at Your Fingertips. Benefits of coming: Miami in February?

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Getting Ready for the Gathering

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

That meeting in Miami was a landmark event for me. I'm flying to southern California tomorrow, and have been packing for the trip. I remember back seven years, when I first met Jed Emerson and he told me that I was a social entrepreneur, but that a bunch of them were meeting for a "Gathering." Not only was this a community of people like me (after eleven years of feeling like a real weirdo), but they were talking about the issues I had been, was then and would be facing.

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Resources for Measuring What Matters

Beth Kanter

The presentation was prepared for the Miami Philanthropy Conference and addresses a familiar issue: Many nonprofits feel that demonstrating impact through performance measurement is a top priority for their programs and communications efforts including social media. I’ve been curating resources on nonprofit measurement over on Scoop.It, with eye towards collecting useful material related to social media and social impact measurement.

WNYC Wins Major Award for Crowdsourced Snow Map Using Mobile Commons Platform

Mobile Commons

Thirty-four judges from a diverse range of media organizations and universities selected the winners at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. We’re thrilled that WNYC Radio picked up a prestigious prize for breaking news at this year’s Online Journalism Awards last night. WNYC collaborated with Mobile Commons to report on the massive snowstorm that hit New York City late last year.

What’s New in Social Media for Associations


I had never done it at all until three years ago when Debra Stratton of Stratton Publishing & Marketing asked me if I’d present with her at ASAE’s Great Ideas conference, which just happened to be in Miami in February. I have a confession: one of my least favorite things to do is public speaking.

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth Kanter

The Giving Day analysis, conducted by Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies , looked at Giving Days run by the Blue Grass Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and GiveMN, The Miami Foundation and Mississippi Gives. But The Miami Foundation and Boulder an increase in participating nonprofits and overall amount raised.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

Miami. Miami Gardens. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report. For many years now Blackbaud has published data on the most generous online giving cities in the United States. For the 2013 edition, we made the decision to significantly expand the amount of data in the analysis.

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How To Use Social Media for Business

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

There are several ways that you can use the Miami social media company for your business. Reputation. The first way is to build a credible reputation for your business. This means that you are going to need to know how to connect with the right people. This is going to be better than connecting with a lot of people. This is one of the best ways that you will be able to build your brand awareness.

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Nonprofit Marketing: Beyond Social Media

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Ryan Stewart Owner Marketic As the owner of a Miami based SEO and digital marketing agency, I''ve helped hundreds of businesses solve complicated marketing problems. He currently owns Webris , a Miami based digital marketing agency specializing in search engine marketing. I can honestly say that the most challenging clients have been non-profit organizations.

2010 Knight-Batten Award Winner: Sourcing Through Texting

Mobile Commons

The experiment has continued in Miami’s Little Haiti. Congratulations to The Takeaway, WNYC, Public Radio International, Public Insight Journalism and WDET Detroit on their 2010 Knight-Batten Award for the Sourcing through Texting project. From the official site: A team from The Takeaway radio show joined journalists from WDET Detroit in a successful experiment that prompted residents to text tips about particular stories from Mexicantown in Southwest Detroit.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12/1 :: Miami, OK. 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. For those new to e-books, it’s also worth noting that Amazon offers a suite of free Kindle Apps that allow you to download the book in digital format to most smartphones or tablets, or as a.PDF to a PC or Mac.

Pass it On: The WOM Meme


So we're ramping up to ASAE's Great Ideas Conference in Miami (three words: YAP Miami Vice ), and Lindy and I thought it might fun - and useful! - to start a meme. We were lucky enough that Lindy's interview with Andy Sernovitz , the master of word of mouth, got picked for the cover story of the January issue of Associations Now , and it has continued to get some good reviews since, anad was also picked up by Acronym.

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Join Us for the 2009 International Computer Refurbisher Summit

Tech Soup Blog

This year's summit will be held in Miami Beach, Florida on October 14 and 15 with the theme of "Prospering in Recessionary Times.". TechSoup is hosting upcoming 6th Annual International Computer Refurbisher Summit (ICRS 2009). ICRS is one of the lesser-known events in the electronics recycling industry. Most electronics recyclers do some amount of whole-system or parts reclamation, but this is the place where people who focus on electronics reuse get together to talk shop every year.

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My Most Engaged Follower On Twitter Is @JenniferPreston

Beth Kanter

Earlier this week I was in Miami to do a social media pre-workshop at the Knight Digital Media Seminar. My most engaged follower on Twitter this past week is Jennifer Preston. I know why Jennifer, who is the VP at the Knight Foundation is one of my engaged followers this week. Jennifer was observing and tweeting during the session. (If If you want to read the re-caps or view the videos for the seminar itself, the Knight Foundation blog has full documentation here ).

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Knight Foundation Launches The Giving Day Play Book

Beth Kanter

Some are stand-alone efforts in their communities, like Give Miami Day benefitting Greater Miami, while others are connected to a statewide campaign like the Georgia Gives campaign.

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Meditations on Relevance, Part 2: Content vs. Form

Museum 2.0

Consider the experiments at the New World Symphony in Miami, where they are performing classical orchestral music for outdoor "wallcasts" that include projections and visual content. In pop culture-land, relevance is all about now. Who's hot. What's trending. If people on the street are talking about X, the museum should be talking about X too. This is the least useful form of relevance for the arts.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12/1 :: Miami, OK. 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. All this began on a fateful day in February 2005 with the launch of a Myspace Page meant solely to promote nonprofits and foster social good.

Launching the First Wave of the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network

Museum 2.0

How do you build a movement for institutional change? That's the question we've been grappling with as we start the OF/BY/FOR ALL initiative. Our goal is to help civic and cultural institutions become more representative OF, co-created BY, and welcoming FOR their diverse communities. We've see this model succeed at the MAH and at other community-centered organizations around the world. We want to share the methods and tools that make it work. Not as a prescriptive recipe, but as a pattern.

Trying to Change the World with Technology? Would Free Money Help?


We will collect all entries through the Changemakers website and then there will be a live, pitch-it competition at a conference in Miami at the end of February. Ashoka In association with WeMedia , Ashoka's is sponsoring a competition to suss out "the best new ideas for inspiring a better world through media and technology."

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NCVO and TAG Conference Presentations and Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The week before I went from Boston to Miami to Romania and flew back to Boston via Miami to present at the TAG Conference. Knight Foundation Scot Marken, President and CEO of Donors Forum of South Florida I had actually just seen Gary on my earlier visit to Miami for the Knight News Challenge Screeners Meeting. After hearing the session, I decided not to lounge on the beach in Miami, but go back trash the presentation I had planned to give and revise accordingly.

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One of Many: StoryCorps Showcases America's True Tales

Tech Soup Blog

They've kindly given us permission to host this stream of a conversation between Dr. Pedro "Joe" Greer and his wife, Janus, about how Dr. Greer started working with Miami’s homeless. This post is part of a series highlighting TechSoup member organizations' achievements. StoryCorps is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit and TechSoup member organization that records and shares Americans' personal stories. You may have heard one of their recordings on weekly broadcasts of NPR's morning edition.

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Is it OK to Smash That? The Complications of Living Art Museums

Museum 2.0

I thought about all of this when reading about the recent incident at the Perez Art Museum Miami, where artist Maximo Carminero smashed a vase by Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei in an unauthorized act of visitor participation. Every day for the past two months, a man has entered the largest gallery in my museum. He takes a crowbar out of a Swiss Army backpack. He smashes a sculpture of an animal. This is not a crime.

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Twenty "Fearless" Changemakers

Have Fun - Do Good

Miami, FL Youth L.E.A.D. As part of its Be Fearless initiative, the Case Foundation has chosen the 20 winners of Finding Fearless —a nationwide campaign to recognize, reward and inspire fearless changemakers. In addition to winning grants and prizes, the winners will compete for additional awards, which will be decided in a “Fan Favorite” public vote, so vote away! You can check out the work of the winners (in alphabetical order ) below.

Member Round Up: Summer Learning!


501tech miami If you're not in the New York City area, you can always join your local 501 Tech Club for ongoing learning opportunities. The picture to the left comes from the first meeting of our newest tech club in the Miami-Ft.Lauterdale area. flickr: adwriter Without year-end fundrasing campaigns to plan for (yet), and just after conference season, summer is usually the time when things slow down for all of us.

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Is the Financial Services Industry Poised for Market Disruption?


Yellow-Pepper , a similar service based out of Miami, FLA offers the same service to countries like Brasil. At one point in time, when you opened a new account at your local bank, and the expectation was that you’d stay awhile. As time went on, your relationship with your bank grew: when you needed to add a checking account… when you needed a student loan… when you were buying your first house. Back then, being a bank customer often meant you would be a customer for life.

November 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

homeless miami (2). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for November 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. I have removed search terms that do not relate to causes, or contain the name of one of our platform partners. (x) x) = number of times the term was searched.

November 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

homeless miami (2). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for November 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. I have removed search terms that do not relate to causes, or contain the name of one of our platform partners. (x) x) = number of times the term was searched.

Where Was Your Last Great Idea?

Beaconfire Wire

If you happened to be at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference last week, I’m betting you’ll answer “Miami.&#. Highlights included: Dan Roam’s opening keynote on visual thinking ( watch the video here ). The Social Media lab sessions. The association community is finally getting it: your members are going to flock to social media with or without you. Get on the train! The Twitter back channel, courtesy of the #ideas09 hashtag.

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Visitors in Focus

Museum 2.0

Paul, Minnesota, Salem, Cincy, Toronto, Iona, Santa Cruz, Philly, Glasgow, Ottawa, London, Jersey, Miami, Tacoma, Phoenix, NYC, Orca, LA, Manchester, Lancaster, Worcester, and, I'm a killer. Visitor (though, really my child) at the Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK As I said, last week, I’ve been to a travelin’ girl for the last couple of years. Not quite a troubadour, as my karaoke skills are more humorous than sonorous, I’ve enjoyed being on the road.

MyBallard recognized nationally for community collaboration

We’re excited to announce that My Ballard has just won an Online Journalism Award for community collaboration, edging out the LA Times and Miami Herald. Seattle continues to be a national leader in the post-newspaper world. , our local neighborhood news blog, just got recognized nationally. I know more about the goings on in my neighborhood than I ever have, and MyBallard is a big part of that. All my friends read it, because it is throughly awesome.

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