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University of Michigan – Setting a Higher Standard for Giving Days

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

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.

Michigan Launches M.S. Specialization in Social Computing

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Michigan Launches M.S. Specialization in Social Computing: "Michigan Launches M.S. Specialization in Social ComputingANN ARBOR, Mich., March 23 -- Facebook. YouTube. Wikipedia. Flickr.

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. 05/26/2010: Don’t forget your content 05/24/2010: IE6 Is Dead. Long Live IE6! Web 2.0:

Should You Use Pop-Ups on Your Nonprofit Website?

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Pop-ups , lighboxes, modal windows—you may have heard at least one of those terms. But the question you should ask is “ do they work?

The Power of Place: The @home Campaign


Danny Alpert. Executive Director, Executive Producer. Kindling Group and See3 Communications.

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Happy Grant Professionals Week—Our Top 5 Grant Writing Articles

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Making Nonprofit Website Grants Work for You—Interview with Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan. Dear Grant Professionals, We salute you.

Reporting for Jury Duty: How SMS is Driving Civic Engagement

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The Macomb County Courthouse in Mount Clemens, Michigan recently began to use text messages to remind citizens about jury duty. to 43.5%.

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Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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Pontiac, Michigan: QuickBooks Made Easy. Grand Rapids, Michigan: QuickBooks Made Easy. Feeling overwhelmed? and the globe. Africa. even

The Science of Nonprofit Marketing and New Donor Acquisition

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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. I decided Marketing was the way to go – it was artistic, content-driven and right up my alley – and I could avoid math.

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

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Comparing survey responses from text messages and phone calls. Study participants answered survey questions more conscientiously and honestly over SMS.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Fundraising. Donor relations. Accounting. Marketing. Nonprofit technology, and more! What are you waiting for? Drop us a line! spacer. Name (a-z).

Dashboards Might Just Be Nonprofits' New Best Friend

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If you lead or help manage a nonprofit organization, you know how hard it can be to provide clarity and transparency to your stakeholders. spanhidden.

Resource Roundup 9/16 | Idealware


Simplify the search user experience (Step Two Designs) Nice look at the key features necessary for a good search experience - particularly for intranets. Data Protection and Web Based Applications (ICT Hub Knowledgebase) I dont know if I agree with the exceedingly cautious tone of this article.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

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Michigan. 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. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” Check it out below. Alabama. Name reservation: $28. 501(c): $400 or $850 IRS fee. Alaska.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

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Detroit, Michigan: Office 365 Setup Event — FREE Email for Your Domain! Luckily for you, NetSquared is here to keep you on track. Europe.

Text Messaging Shows Promise for Managing Patient Adherence to Cancer Medication

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With more than 50 OAs currently on the market and many more on the way, outcomes for cancer treatment depend heavily on patient self-management.

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

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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.

Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!


The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and we''ve found 124 NTEN Members that are participating!


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posted by. Robert F. Ashcraft, Ph.D. Executive Director. ASU Lodestar Center. Welcome to Research Friday ! Do you know how effective you are? Better!

Is Your State an Employment First State?

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Michigan. . . What is the EFSLMP? Purpose of EFSLMP. EFSLMP Core State List. Here is a list of the states selected in 2016. . Alabama. Maine.

A Huge Thanks To Guest Bloggers from the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Vicki Rosenberg, Vice President Education, Communications and External Relations, Council of Michigan Foundations. Kimberly St. Guest Post

Growing the NetSquared Community

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Detroit, Michigan: Office 365 Setup Event — FREE Email for Your Domain! It's a good thing we've expanded our support capacity.

Working America Drives Local Action with Targeted Text Messages

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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.


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

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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.

This Week on Beth’s Blog: Stronger Grantmaking, Stronger Nonprofits, Stronger Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Vicki Rosenberg, Vice President Education, Communications and External Relations, Council of Michigan Foundations. Kimberly St. Guest Post

Nine Ways Networked Nonprofits Use Slideshare

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These include CanadaHelps, Npower Michigan , and Michigan Nonprofit Association. Slideshare. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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

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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.

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I am SO beyond thrilled. My “ How are you going to change the world in 2012? “ meme has already had a TON of responses. They make sense.

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Sports for Good—How Players are Making a Lasting Impact

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Like most in my generation (Gen X), I don’t watch much television. Yet in March and April I can’t seem to unglue my eyes from the screen. The PGA Tour.

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

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WWJ Newsradio 950 - Give Camp Offers Nonprofits Free Application Development

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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

Research Friday: Research and Policy Briefs

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He received his bachelor's degree in Social Relations and Policy from the James Madison College of Public Affairs at Michigan State University.

Fair Use Victory Advances a Future of Accessibility for All

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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. In Authors Guild v. copyright law). The Authors Guild then appealed the ruling. only copies.

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

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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). Author: Cheryl Black. This is all very simple. GSSEM was not one of them.

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

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This is the story of how a Michigan faith based organization called Hope Endeavors leads significant humanitarian work from a home office.(

News by the Spoonful: TechSoup's 2015 Tech Predictions

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Let's Encrypt is a project in cooperation with the University of Michigan, the nonprofit Mozilla, and TechSoup donor partner Cisco.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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Secretary of Education. A great reminder that phone calls work! But it turns out software and web tools can go only so far.” ” 4.

Nonprofits Live: Online Collaboration on October 25

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Pierre holds a Master's degree in engineering from the University of Michigan and has completed several executive education programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Management. "What are the best ways to foster collaboration?" " is a top question we hear at TechSoup from the organizations we serve. Pacific time.

Voting on Art and its Surprising Consequences

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ArtPrize , the grandaddy of visitor voting, just completed its fourth year in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1,708 artists participated.