24 hours, millions of dollars, thousands of nonprofits—What gives in Minnesota?

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The campaign was modeled after the grand daddy of match days that happens throughout the entire state of Minnesota. Good luck and Go Minnesota! Our goal in this 3 rd year is to raise millions of dollars for thousands of Minnesota nonprofits in one day. So what gives in Minnesota?

Record-breaking donations on Give to the Max Day in Minnesota

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1. Hi Dana, congrats on another successful Giving Day in Minnesota. A really unique partnership with Metro Transit, which is Minnesota’s transportation resource offering a network of buses, light rail and commuter trains, allowed us to plug into their engaged audience of commuters.

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Thank You To the Max: Minnesota Give to Max Day Raised $13.4 Million in 24 Hours

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Note from Beth: The 3rd annual Minnesota Give to Max Day took place last month. And every year, the good folks in Minnesota share their results and lessons learned. Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ raised $13.4M million was raised to benefit Minnesota nonprofit organizations.

How the Minnesota Nurses Association uses Social Media

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This accompanying document has more information and statistics. Association Case Studies

How Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ Raised over $10M in 1 Day!

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Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ raised over $10M in one day by Jeff Achen of GiveMN.org. “Do All told, Minnesota nonprofits collectively raised $10,041,021 in one incredible day. a community newspaper group in central Minnesota.

Wilder Launches Statewide Data Hub « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog – Philanthropy Potluck

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Wilder Launches Statewide Data Hub « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog – Philanthropy Potluck: "Wilder Research has just launched Minnesota Compass, which offers a host of data and other resources in a user-friendly, easy-to-navigate, one-stop web site.This new initiative builds on the prior success of Twin Cities Compass, a similar project for the 7-county metro region. Minnesota Compass

Minnesota Nonprofits: Message-Medium-Mission Conference

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I'm coming to Minnesota at the end of the month to give a keynote at Message+Medium+Mission Conference , nonprofit tech conference co-sponsored by the good folks at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits.

Minnesota Open Idea: Crowdsourcing Contest For Social Change Done Right

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The Minnesota Open Idea is an example of an online social good contest that works. In this interview, Jennifer Ford Reedy , VP for Strategy and Knowledge Management, at the Minnesota Community Foundation shares the how they designed this online social good contest for success.

Conference blog keeps you in the loop « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog - Philanthropy Potluck

AFP Blog

Conference blog keeps you in the loop « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog - Philanthropy Potluck: "The national Council on Foundations’ (COF) annual conference began this morning in Atlanta. COF’s president Steve Gunderson writes, “There is energy and urgency in the air. It’s a critical time for the country and the world. And it’s just the right time for the more than 1,300 people here to

Internet Chats, Pizza and Philanthropy « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog - Philanthropy Potluck

AFP Blog

From Philanthropy PotluckInternet Chats, Pizza and Philanthropy « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog - Philanthropy Potluck: "Philanthropists young and old — no matter how you like to communicate — take heart! Advocates of philanthropy are embracing electronic communications, but they haven’t forgotten the joy of sitting down for a face-to-face conversation over a slice of pizza.On an 8/22 TPT

Unleashing Innovation Case Studies: Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)

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Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA). In 2012, Idealware worked with our friends at MAP for Nonprofits on Unleashing Innovation: Lessons and Stories from a Pilot Program. Since then, the folks at MAP tested an approach to helping nonprofits identify viable opportunities for innovation.

Digital Natives Speak from Minnesota Conference, I Twitter, Twitterverse Responds

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I had the honor of delivering the keynote this morning at the Message + Medium + Mission Conference in Minnesota. Digital Natives Panel. Elana Wolowitz, Communications Director/Senior Trainer, Wellstone Action gave me a brief interview.

Minnesota Nonprofits and Technology Conference Keynote: Slides

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Developing a Participatory, Provocative History Project at a Small Museum in Minnesota: Interview with Mary Warner

Museum 2.0

Earlier this year, I was fascinated to read the account of a participatory project at the Morrison County Historical Society in Minnesota, in which community members were invited to write essays about “what’s it like” to have various life experiences in the County.

Three Tips for Common-Sense Fundraising

Connection Cafe

He could keep driving in the direction he was going and make excellent time, but he would never get to Minnesota, which was to the west.

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The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

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Found when researching systems thinking. Such a friendly visual…telescopes, tents, and teddy bears. netlead pic.twitter.com/gmb9TYyifz. Rebecca Arno (@rarno) February 3, 2015.

3 Nonprofit Social Media Challenges, And How To Overcome Them

TechImpact

Image courtesy of University of Minnesota. Nonprofits have been told since Facebook’s rise to prominence that they need to be investing in a social media marketing / fundraising campaigns.

PhilanthroTech: How Nonprofits Are Using Crowdfunding

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In November 2012, the giving day platform Razoo partnered with GiveMN, an organization that aims to grow online giving in Minnesota, to break a world record by raising $16.3 million for Minnesota charities in just 24 hours. Flickr Photo by Toddy.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Duluth, MN / $299. Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits for our 2016 Annual Conference.

5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season

Connection Cafe

In my state, Minnesota, we have a “Give to the Max Day” to encourage giving to nonprofits and schools before Thanksgiving. For nonprofit leaders, strong controls for fraud are especially important during this time of year.

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Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Saint Paul, Minnesota: Optimizing Your Communications for Mobile | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free). Saint Paul, Minnesota: Gearing Up for Give to the Max Day | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free). Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories.

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

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Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. New waves of philanthropists are contributing : After Give to the Max Day in Minnesota, 5 percent of donors surveyed said the day was their first time donating to a cause.

How One Nonprofit Used Social Media for Damage Control During A PR Crisis That Erupted During a Fundraiser

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TechFail #GenerosityWin on Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day: Understanding social media’s role in damage control and crisis communication Guest post by Jeff Achen, GiveMN Digital Strategist.

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

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Saint Paul, Minnesota: Tips and Tools to Doll Up Your Data | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free). Saint Paul, Minnesota: Optimizing Your Communications for Mobile | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free).

Everyday Innovation: Using Technology to Improve Your Services

Frogloop

Working with our new partners at MAP for Nonprofits , we surveyed 180 Minnesota human services organizations about the technologies they were using, and then followed up with 13 of them in detailed interviews.

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Launch Day!

Idealware

To find out, MAP for Nonprofits and Idealware surveyed 180 Minnesota human service organizations about how they were using technology, and then interviewed more than two dozen staff members from organizations that were using it in effective or interesting ways. Can nonprofits take better advantage of available technologies to improve the services they deliver, and the ways in which they deliver them?

Scary Nonprofit Contests, Social Media Content, and Campaigns: Happy Halloween!

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The Minnesota Zoo provided a candy shopping guide to keep the rainforest safe for all the animals that call it home. Halloween offers a great hook for your nonprofit’s content strategy, a campaign theme , or special fundraiser.

How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day

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Giving Day’s) like those held in Minnesota, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Ohio and Texas have raised tens of millions of dollars and generated significant publicity for their nonprofit communities. Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. It’s a day-to-day fact of life.

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Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Saint Paul, Minnesota: Getting the Most Mileage from Annual Reports. Paul, Minnesota: QuickBooks Made Easy. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Treading Lightly | The Delicate Art of Internal Communications. October is here, which means we can't ignore the fact that fall has arrived.

Welcome Karen Graham, Idealware's New Executive Director!

Idealware

Karen most recently worked for the Minnesota-based capacity-building organization MAP for Nonprofits, where she led the technology consulting services and nonprofit technology learning and networking programs. I''m thrilled to share some big news.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

Saint Paul, Minnesota: Skill Extension: Maps (on the Green Line) | Sponsors: Maptime MSP Meetup, CARTO. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunch. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Nonprofit Communications and Technology Conference (MCN).

PCs for People Brings More Great Refurbished Computers to Nonprofits through TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

PCs for People is a large nonprofit refurbishment program headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The goal is to receive relatively recent vintage, retired commercial IT equipment from companies and government agencies in Minnesota.

How Nonprofits Can Leverage Crowdfunding: Best Practices and Data

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I’m at the AFP Conference where I will be on a plenary session about “ Social Media for Social Change ” moderated by Social Media 4 Nonprofit leaders Darian Rodriguez and Ritu Sharma, along with Carolyn Miles, Save the Children and Ben Rattray, Change.Org.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Minneapolis, MN / Less than $200. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Minneapolis, MN / Price TBA.

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Tech Grant Proposal

Idealware

This spring, I had the privilege of helping a small, tech-savvy family foundation in Minnesota review technology grants. Want to write better grants? Try walking a mile in your funder's shoes.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

Mobile Commons

Minnesota State University uses texting to help students who are struggling academically. Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher. These days, however, it is a no brainer.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Saint Paul, Minnesota: Working with the Media | MCN Communications Roundtable. Saint Paul, Minnesota: How Audience Personas Help Determine Your Tools, Tech, and Strategy.

#13NTC Session: Mindful or Mindfull Social Media?

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I’m in Minnesota for the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference where I am doing a plenary session on Saturday morning and two breakout sessions. This blog post serves as a resource page for a session on mindfulness with Rob Cottingham and Jana Byington-Smith. Description: How nonprofits can stay focused given all the distractions inherent in today’s attention economy? Social media and working online doesn’t have to be overwhelming; you can take back control.

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The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Minnesota. Minnesota charitable registration: $25. 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.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

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Saint Paul, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunch. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunch. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year.

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