University of Michigan – Setting a Higher Standard for Giving Days

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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.

Case Study: NPower Michigan and Board Collaboration Tools

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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! ]

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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. 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

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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?

Should You Use Pop-Ups on Your Nonprofit Website?

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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.

Association Membership Jobs This Week – January 19

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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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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. 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 ).

Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

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Detroit, Michigan: SeeClickFix Summer Workshop. Detroit, Michigan: SeeClickFix Summer Workshop. Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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Pontiac, Michigan: QuickBooks Made Easy. Grand Rapids, Michigan: QuickBooks Made Easy. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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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!

Resource Roundup 9/16 | Idealware

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Dashboards Might Just Be Nonprofits' New Best Friend

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Justin Johnson is a nonprofit specialist at iDashboards, a Troy, Michigan-based provider of data visualization solutions, and Yvette Williams is director of enterprise tools, technology, and infrastructure at the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.

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. Macomb County Innovates Civic Engagement with SMS Macomb County, Michigan recently received six good government awards for its innovative use of technology.

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?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

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

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

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Detroit, Michigan: Office 365 Setup Event — FREE Email for Your Domain! Now, I'm no Houdini, but I predict that your New Year's resolutions are noble, high-minded stuff like "find a mentor" or "learn a new skill every month."

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. 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.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

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Detroit, Michigan: SeeClickFix Summer Workshop. National Volunteer Week has come and gone, but I ask you to join me every week in celebrating the amazing contributions of TechSoup's NetSquared community.

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

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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.

Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!

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The Trust for Public Land TransForm Transportation Alternatives United Nations Foundation United Way for Southeastern Michigan United Way of Genesee County Vermont Foodbank Volunteers of America Wade Edwards Foundation and Learning Lab Women Employed World Food Program USA YES!

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

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Vicki Rosenberg, Vice President Education, Communications and External Relations, Council of Michigan Foundations.

Is Your State an Employment First State?

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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.

Growing the NetSquared Community

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Detroit, Michigan: Office 365 Setup Event — FREE Email for Your Domain! TechSoup's network of nonprofit technology meetups has been growing. In fact, during the last quarter , we had 56 active groups in 19 countries!

A Jargon-Free Guide to Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3C)

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Michigan. So you want to start an organization that benefits a specific cause. Great! That’s why we’re here: to help you navigate this confusing sector simply saturated with content, ideas and innovation. But wait—should you really be starting a nonprofit?

Nine Ways Networked Nonprofits Use Slideshare

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These include CanadaHelps, Npower Michigan , and Michigan Nonprofit Association. Slideshare. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Please join me on June 21st from 1-2 PM PST for the virtual launch of The Networked Nonprofit.

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.

Your turn.

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Although my work forwarding these and other initiatives related to learning promises to take me beyond the borders of Michigan, I’m committed to making things better here at home, too. I am SO beyond thrilled. My “ How are you going to change the world in 2012?

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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. With news feeds giving us constant updates from many sources—some reliable, some not—it’d be very easy to conflate fact with conjecture.

Text Messaging Shows Promise for Managing Patient Adherence to Cancer Medication

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A Michigan State University (MSU) research team, led by Sandra Spoelstra, PhD, RN, set out to assess the acceptability of and satisfaction with a text-messaging intervention program aimed at cancer patients who had been prescribed OAs.

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

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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

BIGGER! BETTER! FASTER! CHEAPER!

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posted by. Robert F. Ashcraft, Ph.D. Executive Director. ASU Lodestar Center. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice.

Sports for Good—How Players are Making a Lasting Impact

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In a similar fashion, Lacey Holsworth was an 8-year-old cancer patient who became special friends with Michigan State University basketball player Adreian Payne. Like most in my generation (Gen X), I don’t watch much television.

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. Some of those issues are national. But some – from unemployment in New Mexico to union rights in Ohio – are highly local.

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

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. 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 -.

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. 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.

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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.( 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.

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. posted by. Ahmad Naboulsi , Master's Student of. Public Administration. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a.

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. Every now and then, we like to predict what's on the tech horizon.

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). In the summer of 2009, I joined the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) as their Chief Communications Officer. Author: Cheryl Black.