Visionlink Welcomes New Customer: Michigan 2-1-1

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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 This is a network of professional centers across the state working to provide the most complete and up to date resources for individuals, households, state agencies, health care providers and many others. Working in concert, they increase the accuracy of their information, while limited costs.

Presentation for the Council of Michigan Foundations | Beaconfire Wire

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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?

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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 The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History used Giving Blueday to raise funds to begin development for their Wooly Mammoth Exhibit. Sometimes we get lucky.

Case Study: NPower Michigan and Board Collaboration Tools

NTEN

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! ]

Donors Choose Anonymity with Record $550M Public University Gift

NonProfit PRO

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, inspired the largest gift ever made to public higher education: $550 million. It was made anonymously by a couple who is looking for nothing in return – not even recognition – to benefit themselves.

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

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

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! 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.

The Virtual Food Drive: Turning a Website Visitor Into a Donor

NTEN

An excellent example of that is the virtual food drive held by the Food Bank Council of Michigan. Out of curiosity, I decided to visit t he Food Bank Council of Michigan’s virtual food drive to learn more.

Providing education for incarcerated students

M+R

Our campaign garnered bipartisan support for lifting the ban and spurred policy shifts in states including New Jersey, Michigan, Tennessee and North Carolina. When we started working with Vera in 2017 to expand access to postsecondary education in prison, we worked out a five-year timeline.

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On The Environment And Conservation Efforts

Kindful

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation supports nonprofits that are working to strengthen their hometown of Flint, Michigan, and communities around the world. By connecting people, their passions, and their region’s resources, they have worked toward an inclusive and equitable West Michigan.

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. read more ). intuit religious organizations quickbooks Local impact map faith based organizations tsreligiousorgs tsintuit

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Education

Kindful

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation supports nonprofits that are working to strengthen their hometown of Flint, Michigan, and communities around the world. Areas served: Detroit/Michigan. Foundations in the United States focus their funding priorities on many different issues.

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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of VolunteerHub

Volunteer Hub

Just three years later, Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout southeast Michigan were adopting VolunteerHub as their preferred volunteer management software. This year marks the 25 th anniversary of VolunteerHub , a product owned by our parent company Carr Engineering Inc (CEI).

4 Reasons Why Hybrid Fundraising Events Are Here To Stay (And Why That’s A Good Thing)

Kindful

Check out this case study from Living Stones Academy, a Michigan-based nonprofit that pivoted to a virtual event in 2020. To say that 2020 was a year of change is an understatement.

The Power of Place: The @home Campaign

NTEN

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

NTEN

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.

Guest Post: What Good Could Come After a No?

Twenty Hats

in Consumer-Community Services from Michigan State University. At home or at the office, you can transform a “no” decision to a “yes” by following this advice. Cicadas.

Website Strategy to Improve Outdoor Museum's Visitor Experience

NTEN

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.

10 Instagram Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For examples of text-free avatars, see the United Way of Southwest Michigan and Amnesty International : Instagram Bios. This is the seventh post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield.

3 Essential Questions to Assess Your Digital Transformation

Saleforce Nonprofit

Greg holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. When I talk with nonprofit leaders about digital transformation , I get responses that range from excitement and optimism to skepticism and overwhelm.

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture

Kindful

Areas served: Grand Rapids/Michigan. Similar to the list I shared for nonprofits focusing on education , arts and culture tends to be a very popular issue area for American foundations.

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Winning the Midwest for SEIU

M+R

CHALLENGE: How can we mobilize infrequent Black and Latinx voters in Wisconsin and Michigan and defeat Donald Trump? In 2018, we worked with SEIU to flip the governor’s mansions in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Dear COVID-19, I’m Breaking Up With You

Blue Fox

million people [PDF] Nyaka , Michigan/Uganda: Releases first full-length documentary – award winning, truth-telling, INSPIRING, and streaming free [VIDEO-40 min] What are you up to? A Letter From Our CEO, Chantal Sheehan I’m over it. COVID-19. The deaths. The sickness. The fear.

Nonprofit Audit 101

The NonProfit Times

Nonprofit Audit 101: A Guide to The Fundamentals and More is a quick guide for nonprofit finance leaders and executive leaders, providing key fundamentals and know-how, first class best practices, and insight into how to optimize the nonprofit audit process at your organization.

Colleges & Universities Choose Salesforce to Accelerate Advancement ROI

Saleforce Nonprofit

As advancement leaders at higher education institutions consider their options in the age of COVID-19, they’re rethinking conventional wisdom by choosing Salesforce to build lifelong alumni and donor relationships.

Online Fundraising Ideas: Nonprofit Fundraising During COVID-19

Whole Whale

Another example from the Michigan AFL-CIO. While people send virtual thank you messages, Michigan AFL-CIO can also build their email list of people that are more likely to donate in the future, if nurtured properly in an email campaign.

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2021 Funding & Grant Resources For Women’s Empowerment Organizations

Kindful

Areas served: US (primarily Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, & New Orleans), Mexico, Haiti.

Technology workshops for nonprofits | Battle Creek Enquirer - www.battlecreekenquirer.com - Battle Creek, Mich.

AFP Blog

Technology workshops for nonprofitsSubmitted by Nonprofit AllianceThrough a partnership with the Michigan Nonprofit Association and expertise of NPower Michigan, the Nonprofit Alliance is pleased to announce a set of technology workshops, geared specifically towards nonprofits. Technology workshops for nonprofits | Battle Creek Enquirer - www.battlecreekenquirer.com - Battle Creek, Mich.:

Cause Camp: From Humble Roots to Must-Attend Conference

NonProfit Hub

The fall conference will take place October 13-15 in Grand Rapids, Michigan—the first time ever being held outside of Lincoln, Nebraska.

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.

[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. Each episode features a new guest with their own unique story. It’s our hope that their words motivate you to power through whatever obstacles stand in your way of achieving your organization’s mission.

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 ). Grant professionals come in all shapes and sizes—administrators, consultants, managers, grant-makers and writers. Without grants, many organizations probably wouldn’t have the funds to succeed.

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Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and Ire - Philanthropy.com

AFP Blog

Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and Ire - Philanthropy.com: "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

Freshen Up the Sunday Morning Giving Routine With These Church Fundraising Events

Qgiv

Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan’s Giving Tuesday giving day donation page. Have you noticed a decline in tithes from your members? This is the harsh reality many churches are experiencing. Tithing has been decreasing in the U.S.

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.

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. So, EPIP provided a self-organizing platforn (a flip chart with a time line sign up.) This let everyone organize into small groups and get to the airport without having to spend a lot of money.

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. continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to. highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can. inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice.

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. Maddie is from a small town in Michigan. Deeply impact by the time she spent with Bethany in Malawi, Maddie returned to Michigan with a new perspective on life. 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.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Pontiac, Michigan: QuickBooks Made Easy. Grand Rapids, Michigan: QuickBooks Made Easy. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of #GivingTuesday makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed? Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. and the globe.

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. I think this is my third or fourth Foo Camp, and the energy around public uses of technology was palpable. It's structured as an unconference, where the 300 or so folks showing up design the conference program of roughly 70 sessions in about an hour the first night.

COVID-related National Service cannot just be gap year for privileged youth

ASU Lodestar Center

In Michigan alone, Black Americans constitute 14 percent of the state’s population — but 40 percent of coronavirus deaths. posted by Jaime Ernesto Uzeta, CEO, Public Allies. First published on Ozy.com.

Six Advanced Facebook Page Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

When you click on Central Michigan University inside of Facebook it goes to a a customized Tab called Unleash the Power. Nonprofits that have been using Facebook for a year or more consistently comment “OK… Facebook is great, but how can we take our Facebook Page strategy to the next level?&# Below are six advanced Facebook Page strategies in response to that question: 1) Create Customized Tabs. Advanced strategies requires advanced tech skills.