Over The Edge Fundraiser: A Daring Take on Fundraising

Qgiv

Check out this video explaining how Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley kept their participants safe during their 2020 Over the Edge event.

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.

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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.

The Art of Petition Delivery

Care2

Join Care2, Salsa Labs and organizations from the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign for this Expert Webinar on TUESDAY MAY 28th at 2pm ET. Ryan Rastegar – Campaign Coordinator, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Ryan is the Campaign Coordinator for the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign whose primary goal is to restore Louisiana’s coast (which is losing a football field of land every hour!).

What’s the Risk of Starting a Nonprofit?

NonProfit Hub

The state with the fewest charities per person is Utah, with one for every 546 people; Nevada, Mississippi, Arizona and South Carolina also make up the bottom five. As with any company, there’s going to be some uncertainty about the future when starting a nonprofit. If you want to keep your organization afloat, it helps to know how many of them fail, where they fail and why. This isn’t meant to be taken as gospel—we certainly can’t tell the future.

990 Grace Period: The Clock Is Ticking

Tech Soup Blog

Human services organizations and fraternal societies seem to be particularly at-risk, as are organizations in Mississippi and South Carolina. If your U.S.-based based nonprofit still hasn't filed its 2009 Form 990, the clock is ticking. Regardless of size, any nonprofit that hasn't filed a 990 by October 15 is in danger of losing its nonprofit status. We've discussed the change a few times since a new law was passed in 2006 requiring all nonprofits to file.

Please Help: Volunteers Needed To Help With Hurricane Wiki To Prep for Hurricane Ida

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We need volunteers to review the wiki section by section and make sure that there are resources collected for Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Source: Weather Channel Alerts 2009 was looking like a very uneventful hurricane season. That is until Hurricane Ida slammed into El Salvador killing 91 people as of this writing. It is now headed towards the gulf coast of the US.

How TechSoup Does Telework (Part 3)

Tech Soup Blog

My team is located in several locations including San Francisco; Corinth, Mississippi; and London, England. Working remotely can increase both productivity and employee satisfaction. That's why this month, we're sharing TechSoup's tips and best practices on telecommuting in a three-part series. Don't miss part one and part two ! Michael Enos — Senior Director for Community and Platform. I work on the Community and Platform team.

Martin Luther King Day 2015

VisionLink

Fifty years ago in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the rest of the old South, Blacks could not drink from "whites only" water fountains, could not sit at "whites only" lunch counters or swim at "whites only" public swimming pools. As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl. His well crafted aspirations remind us of the positive and amazing progress this nation can take on, even when we seem bent towards argument.

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth Kanter

The Giving Day analysis, conducted by Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies , looked at Giving Days run by the Blue Grass Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and GiveMN, The Miami Foundation and Mississippi Gives. Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota.

10 Tips for Using Zoom for Successful Donor Visits

Connection Cafe

By contrast, I live and work from my home office in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I feel grateful. Maybe, lucky? I’m not sure which word is more correct for such a tumultuous and devastating situation. Neither seems entirely accurate.

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TechSoup Global Goes to Congress (Again)

Tech Soup Blog

The event was organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and hosted by Congressional members: Randy Hultgren (Illinois), Chaka Fattah (Pennsylvania), Ben Ray Lujan (New Mexico), and Alan Nunnelee (Mississippi). It's not our first time advocating for charities and libraries in the hallowed halls of the U.S. Congress, but this time I've created a catch phrase that I hope will capture some hearts and minds of policymakers.

Martin Luther King Day 2013

VisionLink

Fifty years ago in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the rest of the old South, Blacks could not drink from "whites only" water fountains, could not sit at "whites only" lunch counters or swim at "whites only" public swimming pools. As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl. His well crafted aspirations remind us of the positive and amazing progress this nation can take on, even when we seem bent towards argument.

To Everyone That Plays a Part, Happy Mother’s Day.

Connection Cafe

Their blood pumps through us as surely as the Mississippi River flows, but our mother’s impact in our lives often has little to do with genetics. It’s been a really long time since I’ve sat down to write. You know the deal—you get sidetracked, distracted, overwhelmed and overworked, and soon the thing you loved to do becomes a chore, so you don’t. And after that dance goes on long enough, you forget you ever really loved it.

Tales of faux donors scamming charities

Robert Weiner

He has homes in Mississippi and Florida. The following is a compilation of online discussions of faux donors trying to scam colleges, schools, and nonprofits. In most cases it’s not clear what the scammers are trying to achieve. Maybe they’re just practical jokes. These tales were provided by Barbara Esteve at Cedar Crest College, Roylene Gallas at the Little City Foundation, Don Martin at St. Paul's School, Lori Redfearn at the California State University Chancellor’s Office, Stephen M.

If This Then That for Non-Profits

Connection Cafe

Ben works on Blackbaud’s Corporate Communications Team, is a Graduate Student at University of Texas School of Advertising (Hook ‘Em) and a Mississippi native. Guest post from Blackbaud intern, Ben Baker. Ben loves his beautiful wife, gripping movies, everything about football and all things social media. Have you ever seen a movie or eaten a meal that was so good, so amazing, that you felt like you needed to share it with the world?

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How to Create Nonprofit VIPs with Social Media

Connection Cafe

Ben works on Blackbaud’s Corporate Communications Team, is a Graduate Student at University of Texas School of Advertising (Hook ‘Em) and a Mississippi native. Guest post from Blackbaud intern, Ben Baker. Ben loves his beautiful wife, pretzels, everything about football and all things social media. Everybody wants to be a VIP. Take airlines for example.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth Kanter

Just very minimal stuff,” said one Mississippi teacher. Image courtesy Tsahi Levent-Levi via Flickr. Note from Beth: I hope you are enjoying summer break as much as I am! I’ve taken a little break from blogging to enjoy some much needed family time. I’m lucky because my colleague, Joe Waters, offered me a guest post for your to read while I’m away from blogging. Enjoy!

Welcome to Our New Board Members!

NTEN

His ALA career started with the Mississippi Lung Association as a Field Representative in 1983. The best part of working at NTEN is you: the great people in our community. I love working with really smart and talented people. That's no exception when it comes to our Board of Directors. I learn a lot from these people every day and am really excited that the board just got more amazing. Please join me in welcoming Rusty, Tom, Steve, and Nancy to the NTEN Board! .

The Young and Generous: A New Research Report from Network for Good

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

New York is the most generous state for online giving; Mississippi and North Dakota are the least generous. Flickr photo from: Just Me Robin Photos "Fried Green Tomatoes anyone?" " My first thought when I opened this email from Katya Andresen , VP Marketing, Network for Good , pointing me to some new research, " The Young and the Generous " (you have to register to download) was about fried green tomatoes.

Demographics Are Destiny: How and Why to Diversify Your Staff Now!

NTEN

And, in Maryland, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, New York, New Jersey, Mississippi, and Florida, the percentage of non-Hispanic whites has fallen below 60 percent. By Jocelyn Harmon, Director of Nonprofit Services, Care2 Unless you've been living under a barrel, you know the demographics of the U.S. are changing. Here are some key highlights from The Changing Demographics of America by Smithsonian. I encourage you to read the entire article.

An Anthology on Server Power Consumption | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

server power consumption in the United States was the equivalent of that of the entire state of Mississippi in 2005; that year, 20 other states used less power. 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?

Tips for Disaster Relief Bloggers

Have Fun - Do Good

The panelists were Grace Davis , who created the Hurricane Disaster Direct Relief blog; Sara Ford, a native of Waveland Mississippi whose posts about Waveland after Hurricane Katrina turned her into a disaster relief center of one; and Dina Mehta who set up a community blog, Mumbai Help , after the tsunami, that grew in three days from a few bloggers to 250 contributors.

Bryant Terry: Eco-chef, Food Justice Activist, Author of Vegan Soul Kitchen

Have Fun - Do Good

I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and both sets of my grandparents came from rural Mississippi. "I think, in the organizing, and in the activism what gets lost so often is what we're working for. What we want is for all people to have some delicious, amazing, banging food!" Bryant Terry is an eco-chef, food justice activist, and author of Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine.