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University of Michigan – Setting a Higher Standard for Giving Days

Connection Cafe

Other times, we plan. Sometimes we get lucky. 1 million was raised by 10:03 a.m. Advanced Planning. Linda Douglas. Social Media. Linda Douglas.

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. It’s not real time, but you can use it that way.” They were relatively tech-savvy,” he said.

Should You Use Pop-Ups on Your Nonprofit Website?

Connection Cafe

Remember that this could be the first time a user is coming to your website and they may be put off by a quick introduction of, “Hi.

Presentation for the Council of Michigan Foundations | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? Thanks for your time and attention! Web 2.0:

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. to 43.5%.

The Science of Nonprofit Marketing and New Donor Acquisition

Connection Cafe

A modern marketing geek, crossfitter, Michigan State alum and tex-mex obsessed. Over time you will begin to see the variable that makes the most impact on your campaigns. Marketing Manager at Blackbaud – follow Clare @clareinatx. . Math and science were my least favorite subjects in school. Target . Test . Measure.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit. 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. Check it out below. Alabama. Name reservation: $28. Alaska.

Text Messaging Shows Promise for Managing Patient Adherence to Cancer Medication

Mobile Commons

In particular, the frequency and timing of texted dose interventions could positively affect self-management.


ASU Lodestar Center

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

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

Tech Soup Blog

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

Your turn.


The second is that I have always, since I was a young idealistic teenager, believed that I will make a difference in the world one person at a time.

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

Connection Cafe

How many times have your constituents emailed you about forgetting their password? Michigan Humane Society has implemented this on their Convio sign-in page for their site. Author: Sally Heaven. 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

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). At that time, there were more than 300 separate Girl Scout pages on Facebook.

News by the Spoonful: TechSoup's 2015 Tech Predictions

Tech Soup Blog

The New York Times also recently came out with an article on Reinventing the Internet to Make It Safer. What they said may surprise you.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

The Times offers some low-tech tips on how to actually make an impact – including a reminder that phone calls have more impact than emails.

Nonprofits Live: Online Collaboration on October 25

Tech Soup Blog

Pacific time. His best selling Accomplishing More in Less Time, Less Effort, and Less Stress workshop enables business professionals to better cope with information overload and competing priorities. Pacific time on the October 25th episode of Nonprofits Live. "What are the best ways to foster collaboration?" Speakers.

The New Yorker Highlights the Power of Crisis Text Line

Mobile Commons’s Crisis Text Line has received great coverage from many reputable publications such as The New York Times and The Atlantic.

Member Appreciation Month Week 4: Gobble Up the Grand Prizes and Congratulations to Last Week's Winners


NeonCRM is offering three months of free service to NTEN Members that sign up for the first time before 2015. 30, 2014. Sign up now.

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.

The Public Argument About Arts Support as Seen through the Lens of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Museum 2.0

This perspective was rampant in Michigan. Every time a visitor talks about enjoying the museum, I smile. Vote with your money instead."

Voices from the Community: Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

Sharron Rush weighs in again, this time with some of the best resources for learning about web accessibility methods. online community channels.

The 15NTC Steering Committee: Ready for your submissions!


It''s that time again! Weiner Consulting Leon Wilson, Senior Director, Technology and Data Engagement, Michigan Nonprofit Association Meico Whitlock, Senior Manager, Communications, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors We know this power team will help make the 15NTC programming our best yet!

News by the Spoonful: The $10 USB Condom (Seriously)

Tech Soup Blog

Similar rulings are expected in other states, including Washington, New Jersey, and Michigan so far. I'm not kidding. How did it work?

Redesigning rebranding | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

In ancient times (10 years ago), the website’s rebranding could largely be an afterthought to print materials. Long Live IE6!

Of Mice and Men and Laptops (A Kind of Buyer's Guide)


At precisely the wrong time, it will run out of juice. In that role, he serves on several nonprofit boards including, NTEN, Aspiration, TAG, the Innovation Funders Network, and, the Washtenaw Land Trust, a regional land trust based in Washtenaw County, Michigan. They were poised to pounce, like master mousers at a rodent roundup.

Research Friday: What Affects Hispanic Volunteering - Comparing Three Surveys in the United States

ASU Lodestar Center

times more likely to volunteer than Hispanic immigrants. Participation in philanthropic activities: Donating money and time. posted by.

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.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes, and we in the nonprofit sector are thankful for their involvement any time we can get it. posted by.

More travel notes

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Another thing that's kept me away from blogging: we've been travelling to Lansing to work with our newest user, United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan. We've known Linda Potter, the executive director, for years - but this is the first time we've had an opportunity to work directly with her So stay tuned!

Lights. Camera. Help. is this weekend!

FI Space

Think Pink Lemonade Stand - Women Playing for T.I.M.E. Perfect Match - Michigan Humane Society. Time Bomb - charity:water.

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

Museum 2.0

But this argument for the public value of the art is tough to uphold in a time of severe challenges. risk business models

NP2020 Conference: Issues and Answers from the Next Generation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

times the number currently working the field. The conference will bring together individuals from around the country to begin a discussion about leadership in the nonprofit sector from July 26-28th at the Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What skills, resources, or support will they need?

Measuring your Social Media Success: Case Studies


We pay some freelance stipend, but have no full-time staff. We wanted to watch our competitors—I’m using that term loosely—to see how many times they were posting, how many times they were retweeted, how often they were retweeting others’ content, things like that,” she said. “We But I don’t have a lot of time to measure.”.

Celebrate National Volunteer Week April 27-May 3

Have Fun - Do Good

Aside from school and home, I probably spent more time at my local library while I was growing up than anywhere else. Howabout you?

Bracketology (or the Study of Brackets)

Beaconfire Wire

And it needs to do it 64 times (65 if you count the play-in game). This is the second article in a series on usability. Read the first article.

Happy Holidays!

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Last time I checked, that goal hadn't been quite reached yet, so I guess we'll be busy in 2008 as well. The February launches will include the Program for Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University, The Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham Massachusetts, and the ARC/Michigan. So how can we not be excited to work them?

How-to: Manage Your E-mail Campaigns (and Be a Good Guest)


As with any translation, there's room for error, which is why render testing is vital and potentially time-consuming. After earning his degree in psychological research at the University of Michigan, Matt has dedicated his analytical and programmatic skills to enhancing the fundraising potential of non-profits across the spectrum.

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. x) = number of times the term was searched. michigan (4). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008.