Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits

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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

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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.

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Resources for Measuring What Matters

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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.

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

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But The Miami Foundation and Boulder an increase in participating nonprofits and overall amount raised. Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Guest Post by Michelle Huttenhoff, Knight 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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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.

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.

My Most Engaged Follower On Twitter Is @JenniferPreston

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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.

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What I Learned From @Sree Sreenivasan Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum

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I just spent two days in Miami at the Knight Foundation Media Learning Seminar where I co-facilitator a pre-conference workshop on leading on social channels with Amy Gahran and Stephanie Rudat.

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Making Data Visualizations: A Survival Guide And Other Resources

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2) The Functional Art : This is the title of a book by Alberto Cairo who also teaches infographics at the University of Miami.

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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.

Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond

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Note from Beth: Last month, I facilitated a workshop for the Knight Digital Media Learning Seminar in Miami on “Leading on Social Media.”

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What We Learned at 17NTC: Day 2

Tech Soup Blog

Alberto Cairo is the Knight chair in visual journalism at the School of Communication at the University of Miami. We learned a lot at this year's Nonprofit Technology Conference — so much that one post couldn't contain it all!

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Victor d’Allant on Using Video

See What's Out There

Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

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In the US, I gave workshops at nonprofit conferences in Iowa, San Antonio, Iowa, Tahoe, Palm Beach, Miami, and San Francisco on networked leadership skills. Happy New Year ! I had a wonderful break – filled with fun, family, walking, hiking, reading, quiet, and reflection.

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A Playbook To Kickstart Your Nonprofit’s #GivingTuesday Campaign

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When it comes to follow up, the Miami Foundation is a good example of what’s possible when you follow-up.

Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days

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The Miami Foundation offered the 305 prize for the donor who gave at 3:05 p.m.,

"You're Doing it Wrong If": The CTOs for Good Tackle How Not to Fail


flickr: valleygirl_tka A while back, with the generous support of the Knight Foundation, a group of Nonprofit CTOs gathered in Miami to discuss the day-to-day challenges of nonprofit technology, share their success stories, and brainstorm solutions.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: How the London Science Museum Became More Relevant to Deaf Families

Museum 2.0

Remember New World Symphony, the Miami orchestra that used night club marketing techniques to attract young urbanites to classical music? This month, I'm sharing a few chapters from my new book The Art of Relevance in advance of its release.

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!

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

Tech Soup Blog

Miami: 4,000 potential members. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities.

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.

Top 5 Staffing Tips from CTOs


A while back, with the generous support of the Knight Foundation , a group of Nonprofit CTOs gathered in Miami to discuss the day-to-day challenges of nonprofit technology, share their success stories, and brainstorm solutions. We'll be posting highlights from this meeting of the minds on the NTEN blog. In today's installment, we tackle the CTOs' top five staffing tips. Use your networks The best hires are frequently folks you already know or have met while working in the sector.

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Going Back to the Future to Help Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

Marty McFly: ‘Cubs win world series…against Miami’? Marty: I just meant that Miami—What did you just say? The day has finally arrived! After countless hoaxes on Facebook, today is Back to the Future Day.

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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.

Six Considerations for Long-term Tech Planning from CTOs


flickr: dnnya17 A while back, with the generous support of the Knight Foundation, a group of Nonprofit CTOs gathered in Miami to discuss the day-to-day challenges of nonprofit technology, share their success stories, and brainstorm solutions. We'll be posting highlights from this meeting of the minds on the NTEN blog. In today's installment, we tackle the CTOs' top six considerations for long-term IT planning. What is the problem?

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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.

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.

Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

A good example of such a program is Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Assistive Technology Services. The first time I really "got" the power of accessible technology (AT) to improve the lives of people with disabilities was when I saw the PBS documentary Freedom Machines.

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.

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

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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.

Blogging and Streaming My Layover in Heathrow

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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.

Tech Local: New 501 Tech Clubs


Lauderdale-Miami Tech Club is just getting started this month. flickr: Eva the Weaver. NTEN's local meet up groups have been popping up all across the US over the last few months. It's been exciting to talk to new organizers and get the clubs up and running. While each group has its own local flavor, most meet monthly to discuss nonprofit technology topics, learn from peers, and connect with the local nptech community.

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.

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! -