Five Year Celebration, San Diego 2-1-1


We are pleased to be a sponsor of San Diego''s 2-1-1, Five-Year Celebration today. Held on National 2-1-1 Day, the event features Dr. Paul E. Chairman and CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric San Diego 2-1-1 is a thought leader for 2-1-1s and information and referral across the nation. Jacobs, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Qualcomm Inc, and Jessie Knight, Jr.,

New Customer 211 San Diego Presents at AIRS


We are pleased to welcome 211 San Diego to our VisionLink network. If you are planning on attending this year''s AIRS conference you will be able to enjoy a number of worthwhile workshops from these good folks at 211 San Diego. NIMS; An introduction (Part 1 & 2) Presenter: Thomas Bennett, 211 San Diego, California This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS).


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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. National LGBTQ Task Force / Detroit, MI / $500. The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Creating Change Conference convenes in Detroit, Michigan January 23-27, 2019. The Corps Network National Conference.

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Kudos to Our Community Champions


This week is National Volunteer Week ! To recognize the tremendous work of volunteers that support the nonprofit sector, we’ll be publishing a blog post every day this week to celebrate their contributions. Today we give a huge thanks to our mighty team of NTEN Community Champions : you helped to collectively raise over $30,000 for the greater good of the #nptech community!

8 Nonprofits Championing Environmental Sustainability on Earth Day


Organization Mission: SF Parks Alliance champions, transforms, and activates parks and public spaces as the only 501(c)3 citywide nonprofit dedicated to this work in San Francisco. I Love a Clean San Diego County. How I Love a Clean San Diego Takes Action on Earth Day.

20 Tips for Nonprofits Using Twitter


National Wildlife Federation | Follow @starfocus. Vice President, Information Technology, YMCA of San Diego County | Follow @johnmerritt. Lead Manager, Online Campaigns – National Brain Tumor Society | Follow @npshana. Vice President, Information Technology, YMCA of San Diego County | Follow @johnmerritt.

11 Must-Follow Nonprofits on Instagram

Nonprofit Tech for Good

National Association for the Advanced of Colored People (NAACP) :: National Geographic :: National Public Radio (NPR) :: San Diego Zoo ::

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


National LGBTQ Task Force / Washington, DC / 475. The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2018 Creating Change Conference convenes in Washington, DC, January 24-28, 2018. We are excited to host our national movement gathering in the Capital. USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / $250. Northern California Grantmakers and Silicon Valley Community Foundation / San Francisco, CA / $350. Rescue Agency / San Diego, CA / $599.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


2016 Alliance National Conference. 2016 Alliance National Conference. Take full advantage of the best national peer network by attending the 2016 Alliance National Conference. National Arts Marketing Project Conference. National Arts Marketing Project Conference. National Arts Marketing Project / Austin, TX / $575. ASAE / National Harbor, MD / $1,399. USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / $250.

Board diversity strategies to help nonprofits achieve success

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posted by Jen Nation Fall 2020 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. In high-performing, flexible organizations, this openness to productive change–inclusion–becomes the status quo,” write Scott Nielsen and Helena Huang in the National Civic Review.

33 Nonprofit Mobile Websites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

National Geographic :: National Public Radio :: San Diego Zoo :: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum :: Smithsonian National Postal Museum :: One in four Americans now access the Mobile Web daily, yet only a tiny fraction of nonprofits have a mobile website.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is the only national conference expressly designed to prepare 400+ college students for a career in the social sector. USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / Less than $200. Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) / San Diego, CA / Not available. Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) / San Diego, CA / Not available. NTEN / San Jose, CA / $650.

22 Nonprofit Mobile Websites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

National Public Radio :: San Diego Zoo :: Smithsonian National Postal Museum :: The rise of QR Codes has helped many nonprofits understand the need for mobile websites, or at the very least mobile-optimized web pages. A QR code that launches a desktop-designed web page in a mobile browser just doesn’t make a whole of sense.

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Leading the Way Toward Digital Inclusion

Tech Soup Blog

technology since 2000, when he helped establish the San Diego Futures. Recently, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) published guides to help community organizations create or expand programs to close the digital divide. One organization that showcases this approach is the San Diego Futures Foundation (SDFF).

Blackbaud Software Company Buys a Struggling Competitor -

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Blackbaud Software Company Buys a Struggling Competitor - "Blackbaud Software Company Buys a Struggling CompetitorBy Holly HallBlackbaud, the nation’s largest provider of fund-raising software to charities, today announced that it will acquire Kintera, a San Diego software company makes similar software.

Samin Nosrat: Cook, Teacher, Writer, Accidental Activist

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Her newest project is organizing Chez Panisse Foundation's Eating for Education , a grassroots effort to create national awareness about school kitchen/garden programs. August 5: I'll be at BlogHer '11 in San Diego and co-presenting The Write Brain – Essential Blog Content Development Workshop. "I think as cooks there's something sort of innate in us that's about sharing and being generous and giving to people."

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Introducing the 2021 Classy Awards Leadership Council


National University. Leads the innovative efforts at National University for military, veteran, and military family educational degree programs . First woman selected to be President & CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego, and is a 2019 George W. San Francisco Ballet.

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Connecting Homeless Youth and Shelter Animals: 20-Year-Old Rachel Cohen, Hand2Paw

Have Fun - Do Good

She is also a Penn student and a current Top 15 National Finalist for the Washington Campus Compact's Students in Service Awards , as well as the winner of a DoSomething Grant. August 5: I'll be at BlogHer '11 in San Diego and leading the idea generation portion of The Write Brain – Essential Blog Content Development Workshop. "It's a novel idea that homeless youth have so much to offer, and that these youth could really make the difference at this shelter.

Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit: 3-Minute Evaluation

Tech Soup Blog

As a part of the disaster campaign, we've been blogging about disaster planning and recovery over the past few weeks: Free Webinars: National Preparedness Month: Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? Pangea Foundation's Disaster Relief Communications Hub: ReliefPoint is "a real-time communications hub for national disaster relief coordination and information dissemination." Have you checked out TechSoup's new Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit ?

Weekly update from PND


UC San Diego, USC receive $50 million for Alzheimer’s research. over the next two years, making SoLa Impact one of the nation’s largest Black-led developers and operators. A weekly update with the latest social sector news. Gates Foundation announces new board members.

Good Riff on Prop 8. The networks start the backlash.

Network-Centric Advocacy

People have been protesting Prop 8's success in Los Angeles, San Diego, and, as the LA Times put it, "even Modesto." What was largely a state legal battle seems to be morphing into a national cultural moment, helped along by the web, including Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube Worth a read. Can the networks channel the energy productively?

Pangea Foundation Spotlight: Disaster Relief Communications Hub

Tech Soup Blog

This is, in part, because September is National Preparedness Month. They developed something called ReliefPoint , "a real-time communications hub for national disaster relief coordination and information dissemination." They initially created it in response to the October 2007 wildfires that destroyed land and homes in and around San Diego.

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

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They use hashtags impeccably and they get involved in current events such as Black History Month, and National Love Your Pet Day. As a huge, nationally-recognized nonprofit organization, it’s easy to become just a faceless machine. San Diego Humane Society documented the rescue of #92Yorkies on Facebook Live, which kicked-off a major online fundraising campaign. In total the San Diego Humane Society raised $100,000.00

Join Me at SXSW, 14NTC, and Other March Conferences

Beth Kanter

I’ll be headed to San Diego for the annual Grant Managers Network Conference. National eXtension Conference: March 26-27th. Photo by George Galanais. There are many nonprofit, social media, and technology conferences all year long. March is a particularly busy conference month. I’ll be attending and speaking a number of conferences and workshops this month. If you are attending, be sure to say hello. SXSW: March 7, 2014.

What’s Missing from Your Ecosystem?


Think National Wildlife Federation. Think about it this way … If I’m responsible for putting on the Heartwalk in San Diego I need to: Make sure I secure a location, date, time, etc. Think National Wildlife Federation. Interesting thought right? Chris Brogan ( Build Product Ecosystems ) and Seth Godin ( Your Ecosystem ) got me thinking about the topic of ecosystems as it relates to non-profits.

SXSW Top Picks


Ever wonder how your favorite celebrity became a spokesperson for a national brand? We'll show you how Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), a national non-profit, non-partisan group supporting our nation's newest generation of veterans has established a multi-year partnership with Miller High Life, the San Diego Padres, and celebrities that support their mission. Conference season is here. Coming up this week is SXSWi in Austin, Texas.

Connect2Compete: The Biggest Digital Inclusion Project in the U.S.

Tech Soup Blog

It is part of an ongoing national effort to bridge the digital divide in the United States. Commerce Department report, A Nation Online , we know the reality is very different. The project just had it's national launch fairly recently. labored for years to cultivate national Internet provider, Cox Communications, in San Diego. Just this month Cox announced a national offering of $10 broadband for low-income families.

11 Flavors of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

It was a workshop during bbcon 2013, Blackbaud’s Conference for Nonprofits in National Harbor, Md., Marla Barr of San Diego Zoo Global, Nancy Palo of Blackbaud and Mark Becker of Cathexis Partners shared tips for empowering independent fundraisers, including creating a strategy, optimizing the web experience, and managing and marketing their programs. The following article originally appeared in The NonProfit Times Live from bbcon newsletter.

Take a Shower and Other WFH Tips from Your Social Good Peers

Connection Cafe

– Jose Orora, The San Diego Museum of Art . – Petra Hall, Canada’s National Ballet School . “Taking little breaks here and there to finish household chores helps break up the day.

Priceless Board Members

ASU Lodestar Center

Jessie is a National Board Member for YNPN ( and YNPNsd ( Jessie grew up in Chicago before moving to Tucson to become a University of Arizona Wildcat for life, landed in Phoenix to start her professional career and is now enjoying life in sunny San Diego.

Nonprofits and App Developers Combine Forces for Community Change

Tech Soup Blog

Earlier this month, people from the nonprofit and technology worlds convened at the 1920c co-working space in San Francisco's historic Chinatown neighborhood to learn about a few apps that are making a difference in the community. 211 demand is growing 10 percent year over year, according to the founders of Reach , a text-answering app for the national health and human services helpline. We use apps to capture memories, keep track of tasks, entertain ourselves, and communicate.

Free Legal Services for Charities Anyone?

Tech Soup Blog

I was reminded of this because of the American Bar Assocation's National Celebration of Pro Bono last week. The Legal Aid Society of San Diego honored Cooley as their " Law Firm of the Year " for its commitment to pro bono work. I have no idea how it got started, but one of the most available and effective forms of corporate social responsibility are pro bono legal services for charities.

5 W's of P2P Social Media Hubs

Connection Cafe

Prior to joining Blackbaud in April 2012, Nancy worked at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in California and New York where see oversaw the Society’s largest single day Walk MS and Bike MS events, raising more than $30 million during her 8 years with the organization. She studied Communications and Business at the University of San Diego and works remotely from her home office in New York City Author: Guest Blogger.

What are the most effective ways Nonprofits/Foundations can use Twitter #hashtags?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to the Twitter Fan Wiki , hashtags were popularized during the San Diego forest fires in 2007 when Nate Ritter used the hashtag "#sandiegofire" to identify his updates related to the disaster. The best example of educating and engaging is how the National Wildlife Federation is using the #nwf hashtag to engage its audience in watching wildlife. Photo by Mansikka. What is a #HashTag? A hashtag is this symbol: #.

Webinar: Appreciate, Engage and Retain Your Supporters


About the Presenters: Doug Barker -- Principal and Co-Founder, Barker & Scott Consulting As a principal in Barker & Scott Consulting, Doug assists leading regional, national, and international nonprofit organizations with leveraging the power of information technology for organizational advancement and mission success. in Finance and Strategic Marketing from San Diego State University. Do you need new ideas on how to engage your supporters?

Fall Webinar Series: Effective Nonprofit Management

Tech Soup Blog

For the past 20 years, Tom Iselin, a former stock options trader turned social entrepreneur, has founded and built some of the nation's most notable nonprofits - The Hunger Coalition, DrugFreeWave, and Higher Ground. Other studies include management science and computer science at the University of California-San Diego, and directed studies in finance and business at Harvard.

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The Top 14 Hashtags You Should Use Each Week

NonProfit Hub

— FONZ National Zoo (@FONZNationalZoo) November 12, 2015. — San Diego Zoo (@sandiegozoo) November 21, 2015. Hashtags are still a mystery to so many, but they don’t have to be. You just need to do your research; luckily we’ve done it for you. Meanings change over time and there are always people ready and waiting to ruin current hashtags.

Carrie Karnos, recipient of the 2006 James H. Veale Humanitarian Award.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Today, Benetech has become one of the nation's most successful examples of high- technology social enterprises, using an innovative business model to achieve major social objectives in education, employment and independence. Lena Hinkle, a Ziegler reader from San Diego, CA, sent the letter nominating Ms.

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Launching the First Wave of the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network

Museum 2.0

Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, IN, USA Dakota County Library in Eagan, MN, USA Los Angeles River State Park Partners in Los Angeles, CA, USA Divis and Black Mountain in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Movement BE in San Diego, CA, USA (youth empowerment) Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition in Minneapolis, MN, USA Genesis Centre in Calgary, AB, Canada (community wellness) I can't wait to learn and build the Change Network with this First Wave in the months to come.

Nonprofit Technology News: Help for Charities to Develop Mobile Giving Capacity

Tech Soup Blog

and is the eighth largest economy in the world, so it is expected that the law will become de facto national legislation. None-the-less, as California goes, so goes the nation – again. Finally, the American Chemical Society reports that researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a method to power electronics using your body’s own sweat.

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[VIDEO] Raise More Money And Improve Donors Relationships Through Personal Branding


We won the Audience Award which led to a lot of national attention being on national television tens of thousands of dollars in donations from people we had never heard of.

Finding Pride in American Service

ASU Lodestar Center

During our country's current educational reform, leaders are emphasizing service learning, and they're demanding this principle be built into a national curriculum. After all, it was JFK who once offered that, "The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us.".

Banner Banter

Connection Cafe

Blended I love the way the image that the San Diego Zoo is using on their banner is seamlessly blended with their profile icon image. The National Partnership for Women and Families has created this handy infographic to kick off their festivities for Equal Pay Day. Author: Emily Goodstein. I know, I know. You’re not sure what to put in that big open space at the top of the new Facebook layout. Well, I’ve come to the rescue.