Visionlink Welcomes New Customer: Michigan 2-1-1


Visionlink is proud to announce its newest customer, Michigan 2-1-1. 2-1-1 covers 100% of Michigan's population. Welcome to the Visionlink Community, Michigan 2-1-1

University of Michigan – Setting a Higher Standard for Giving Days

Connection Cafe

On Giving Tuesday 2015 , The Office of University Development at University of Michigan set an example for how this kind of thoughtful planning and preparation can dramatically increase results: 1000 donors completed gifts online within the first 49 minutes. $1 Sometimes we get lucky.

Michigan Launches M.S. Specialization in Social Computing

AFP Blog

Michigan Launches M.S. Specialization in Social Computing: "Michigan Launches M.S. Specialization in Social ComputingANN ARBOR, Mich., March 23 -- Facebook. YouTube. Wikipedia. Flickr. They're the user-created stuff of Web 2.0 -- also known as social computing -- that have changed the way people interact with computers and each other.Developing a formal understanding of the underlying dynamics at

Presentation for the Council of Michigan Foundations | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Redesigning rebranding » Presentation for the Council of Michigan Foundations Posted Monday, October 22nd, 2007 at 12:53 pm by Eric (25 posts) It was my pleasure to address the Council of Michigan Foundations this morning. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Case Study: NPower Michigan and Board Collaboration Tools


By Chris Bernard, Idealware When [NTEN Member] Andy Wolber worked for NPower Michigan—first as a consultant, then later as executive director—the organization had a geographically spread-out board of 10-15 members. [Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from a case study that first appeared in the March 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the entire case study in NTEN's new quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders by subscribing to the journal for free! ]

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Creating Change Conference convenes in Detroit, Michigan January 23-27, 2019. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

Resource Roundup 9/16 | Idealware


Young People Are Skeptical of Information Learned on Twitter - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

AFP Blog

So a new research paper from Michigan State University is particularly welcome. Young People Are Skeptical of Information Learned on Twitter - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society : t’s reasonable to fear that social media could exacerbate this problem. With news feeds giving us constant updates from many sources—some reliable, some not—it’d be very easy to conflate fact with conjecture.

Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and Ire -

AFP Blog

Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and Ire - "Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and IreAn online matching-grant challenge brought in $3.75-million for Detroit-area cultural groups — but not without technical difficulties and some angry donors, reports the Detroit Free Press.The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan put up $1-million

Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

Michigan. . . What is the EFSLMP? The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program is an initiative from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, a division of the Department of Labor. . Purpose of EFSLMP.

WWJ Newsradio 950 - Give Camp Offers Nonprofits Free Application Development

AFP Blog

WWJ Newsradio 950 - Give Camp Offers Nonprofits Free Application Development: "Nearly 100 software developers from all over Michigan wrote a wide variety of software and Web applications for more than a dozen nonprofits over the weekend at the first-ever Ann Arbor Give Camp

How Faith-Based Hope Endeavors Effectively Fights the AIDS Epidemic and Changes Lives in the U.S. and Africa

Tech Soup Blog

This is the story of how a Michigan faith based organization called Hope Endeavors leads significant humanitarian work from a home office.( Two 14-year-old girls, one in the US and one in Malawi, had their lives changed when they joined forces to fight the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

[PODCAST] INSPIRE with Jeff Nelson

NonProfit Hub

Jeff graduated from the University of Michigan and earned his MA in Teaching from Dominican University. 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.

Working America Drives Local Action with Targeted Text Messages

Mobile Commons

For one example, a recent Michigan Senate bill proposed diverting state public school funding to for-profit online “cyber schools.” To fight the bill, Working America texted just their Michigan constituents. Working America is a national organization that represents working families on a wide variety of issues. Some of those issues are national. But some – from unemployment in New Mexico to union rights in Ohio – are highly local.

Happy Grant Professionals Week—Our Top 5 Grant Writing Articles

NonProfit Hub

Making Nonprofit Website Grants Work for You—Interview with Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan. Dear Grant Professionals, We salute you. While we’ve always saluted you, this is the official week we’re calling you out for being amazing (with the help of the Grant Professionals Association ).

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When to Say “No” to “Me, too!” in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

When I was growing up in Chicago, my dad used a variation on the parental cliché: “Just because everybody else is jumping into Lake Michigan doesn’t mean you should, too.” I did want to jump in Lake Michigan, so to speak.

The Power of Place: The @home Campaign


Whether he’s under a bridge in New Mexico or speaking with residents in a tent city in Michigan, Mark is using his smartphone to check in, to tweet a person’s story, or to post a raw video on his website. Danny Alpert. Executive Director, Executive Producer.

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Should You Use Pop-Ups on Your Nonprofit Website?

Connection Cafe

Here’s a good example of how United Way of Southeastern Michigan is using a pop-up effectively by appealing to their local constituents and letting them know what they are signing up for: 2. Pop-ups , lighboxes, modal windows—you may have heard at least one of those terms.

Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Co-Act is a unique organization, a hub for accelerating collaborative action in Southeast Michigan’s nonprofit community. Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act , a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

Poor John Cornyn: His pesky constituents keep calling Cornyn, the three-term senator from Texas, reported that his offices were flooded with constituent calls opposing the nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as U.S.

What Does Organizational Behavior Have to Do with Nonprofit Technology? Everything!


Western Michigan University School of Public Affairs and Administration. Kelly Trusty, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. What's your organization's tech strategy type, and what does that mean for your organization? Defender! Analyzer! Prospector! Reactor! Could this be a new set of superheroes? Well, sort of. In an organizational context, it is a set of descriptors for the strategic approaches organizations use to make plans and decisions.

P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

University of Michigan is a great example of how a giving day at a university can help drive incredible support for a school. The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History used Giving Blueday to raise funds to begin development for their Wooly Mammoth Exhibit.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list!

Research Friday: Research and Policy Briefs

ASU Lodestar Center

He received his bachelor's degree in Social Relations and Policy from the James Madison College of Public Affairs at Michigan State University. posted by. Ahmad Naboulsi , Master's Student of. Public Administration. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a.

Website Strategy to Improve Outdoor Museum's Visitor Experience


About a year ago, the Michigan Legacy Art Park (MLAP), an outdoor art and sculpture collection of more than 40 pieces displayed in a wooded setting, redesigned. MLAP wanted their website to help improve the visitor experience at the park – and their website strategy to help guests plan and to improve their overall experience at the park seems to be working.

7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World


Meico holds a Master’s Degree in Information Science from the University of Michigan with a specialization in Community Informatics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from Morehouse College. By Meico Marquette Whitlock. ——-.

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Fair Use Victory Advances a Future of Accessibility for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

To most patrons, HDL merely delivers titles and page numbers as results, but the University of Michigan’s Library, one of the HathiTrust members, does allow access to the full text of copyrighted works for people with qualifying print disabilities. Two days ago, on Tuesday, June 10, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York made a major ruling that emphasizes the legality of fair use for book digitization. In Authors Guild v.

To those of you who just aren't getting it right

Connection Cafe

Guest blog alert: In my past life as a staffer for a Girl Scout of the USA affiliate, I met Suneil Singh, the then Chief Communications Officer for Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (for those of you with limited Michigan geography like me, think Detroit). In the summer of 2009, I joined the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) as their Chief Communications Officer. Author: Cheryl Black.

The Science of Nonprofit Marketing and New Donor Acquisition

Connection Cafe

A modern marketing geek, crossfitter, Michigan State alum and tex-mex obsessed. Marketing Manager at Blackbaud – follow Clare @clareinatx. . Math and science were my least favorite subjects in school. After college, I was determined to find a career that would help me avoid numbers, measurements and calculations at all cost. I decided Marketing was the way to go – it was artistic, content-driven and right up my alley – and I could avoid math.

Do You Know the Chase Bank Routing Transit Number?


Michigan. Your bank’s routing number is significant because it is the key to knowing where to send and receive money. In fact, when banks ask for a “voided check,” they are usually looking for this number.

Foo Camp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My understanding is that this was very important to the University of Michigan, one of the key libraries at the center of the Google Book project. I just got back from Foo Camp 2009, which was a blast as usual.

How to cure Facebook depression

John Haydon

Oscar Ybarra, a psychologist at the University of Michigan writes that Facebook users get depressed when they see “all the wonderful things their friends are doing” Does this mean that you shouldn’t use Facebook?

Reporting for Jury Duty: How SMS is Driving Civic Engagement

Mobile Commons

The Macomb County Courthouse in Mount Clemens, Michigan recently began to use text messages to remind citizens about jury duty. Macomb County Innovates Civic Engagement with SMS Macomb County, Michigan recently received six good government awards for its innovative use of technology.

Socialize the Sign-In - And Never Forget Your Password Again

Connection Cafe

Michigan Humane Society has implemented this on their Convio sign-in page for their site. Author: Sally Heaven. How many times have your constituents emailed you about forgetting their password? My newest pal at Convio, Natalie Cole*, sent me a link to this blog post. that confirms using a what I think we all feel in our bones: more. people prefer signing into websites using an existing account over. creating a new profile. I've certainly seen a lot of this all over the internet lately -.

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My Experience at the ARNOVA Conference as an Undergraduate Diversity Scholar

ASU Lodestar Center

15-18 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. posted by Suhey Ortega Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S. with concentrations in Transborder Chican@/Latin@ Studies & Sustainability, BS. The 46th Annual Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) conference was held Nov.

Association Membership Jobs This Week – January 19


Membership Director , CHIME – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an Illinois-based nonprofit membership organization (headquarters located in Ann Arbor, Michigan) serving Chief Information Officers and Senior Healthcare IT Executives.

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Cutting Budgets Only Shifting Costs

The SocialPath

Here’s a great quote from Michigan governor Rick Snyder: “If we did a better job on frontline mental health services, you have an opportunity to actually help individuals then be successful, to hold a job, to be a taxpayer, to be a part of society.

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Lights. Camera. Help. is this weekend!

FI Space

We do have some PSAs, like the humorous ones produced by the Ad Council and the hopeful one by the Michigan Humane Society , but we also have feature length films and narratives. Perfect Match - Michigan Humane Society.

A Low Tech Version of Providing the Self-Organizing Platform for Movement Building

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I was in Michigan to do a training for Chapter Leaders of EPIP. We were are all leaving Detroit at different times and the taxi to the airport wasn't exactly cheap.

What is Slacktivism and is it Even Helping?

NonProfit Hub

Though slacktivism may inspire, according to a study done by researchers at Michigan State University, it normally only reaches to other low-cost, low-risk solutions like signing an online petition but not contributing any money. Ah, slacktivism.

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Research Friday: Senior Arizona volunteers -- how do they stack up against the rest of the nation?

ASU Lodestar Center

A few years ago, the ASU Lodestar Center, working in collaboration within the AIM Alliance (nonprofit centers in Arizona, Indiana, and Michigan), investigated giving and volunteering behaviors specifically within those three states. posted by. Carlton Yoshioka, Ph.D. Professor and Director.

One Small Step for Detroit, One Giant Leap for Museum Ethics (Maybe)

Museum 2.0

And now, in the past month, Michigan''s Attorney General and State Senate have blocked the emergency manager of Detroit from seizing the DIA''s collection to pay off the city''s debt.

Study Finds Text Messaging More Effective for Healthcare Surveys than Phone Calls

Mobile Commons

The study, titled Precision and Disclosure in Text and Voice Interviews on Smartphones , was a joint collaboration with several researchers from the New School in New York, The University Of Maryland, the University of Michigan and other institutions.