- The Washington Post

AFP Blog

- The Washington Post : The 36-hour hackathon, held last March in the District, was organized by the recently incorporated nonprofit DataKind that looks to match nonprofits with data experts to help improve the work of charities. An environmental foundation learned to use Google analytics and other software tools to understand the effectiveness of its national volunteer event

American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Award $1 Million in Grants to Restore 13 Washington, D.C. Metro Area Historic Places - MarketWatch

AFP Blog

American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Award $1 Million in Grants to Restore 13 Washington, D.C. Metro Area Historic Places - MarketWatch : WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced the Washington National Cathedral as the winner of Partners in Preservation, the region''s first-ever preservation effort powered by social media.

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YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD

SocialFish

They’re hosting a nation-wide celebration with events in six cities—from Lunch & Learns to Google+ Hangouts and networking happy hours. Ben Martin, CAE, of Online Community Results and I are helping them kick off the CMAD Washington, DC event. Beekeeper Group (1331 G Street NW, First Floor, Washington, DC 20005) . The Laughing Man Tavern (1306 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. Next Monday, January 26 is Community Manager Appreciation Day! How awesome is that?

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Social Media, Fortresses and Free Agents with Danielle Brigida of National Wildlife Federation

NetWits

If you’ve been around the non-profit social media scene for any amount of time you’ve probably heard of (or even met) Danielle Brigida from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Internet Social Media Video Series #nptech Danielle Brigida National Wildlife Federation Non-Profit social media Social Media Strategy

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

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.

Access and Washington

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The second challenge we encountered took place in Washington D.C. We were close to next month's launch of the NIMAC, this new national textbook repository, a process which has taken two years since the passage of the updated Individuals with Disabilities Education Act by Congress in November 2004. Usually when I'm in Washington, I get to work with people who share an interest in making the world better, no matter where they work or for whom.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It’s the week of the United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative. And much more… Washington, D.C. Even in the tough fiscal environment in Washington, we get good hearings from both Republicans and Democrats. This is my first time at this conference, which had been strongly recommended to me by Stanford Professor Larry Diamond and the head of the National Endowment for Democracy, Carl Gershman.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

EveryAction

Washington, D.C., EveryAction clients include some of the largest and most successful organizations, including the National Audubon Society, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Covenant House International. EveryAction is headquartered in Washington, D.C., Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market.

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February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!

VisionLink

The United Way Worldwide declared February 11 as National 2-1-1 Day to recognize the importance of an anonymous, easy to remember 3-digit phone number (211) that was available to 24/7. As of February 2015, 2-1-1 serves over 291 million Americans (93% of the entire population) covering all 50 states plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. VisionLink Is Proud To Support 2-1-1s Do you know 2-1-1?

Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC in June #NCVS

Beth Kanter

Next month, I will be traveling to Washington, DC for the NCVS Conference and can’t wait. Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC #NCVS guest post by Michelle Nunn. I’m eager to let readers of Beth’s Blog in on the best, old-fashioned way to be a networked employee at a networked nonprofit dedicated to social change: Come to Points of Light’s annual Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, D.C.

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EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

EveryAction

Washington, D.C., EveryAction clients include some of the largest and most successful organizations, including the National Audubon Society, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the United Nations Foundation. EveryAction is headquartered in Washington, D.C., Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth.

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National Press Club on Bookshare Partnerships with Universities and Publishers

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm really looking forward to my first ever National Press Club talk in Washington D.C. Tags: NPC National Press Club newsmaker Bookshare coming up on April 29th. We have exciting news about Bookshare, and it's especially thrilling to be talking about an educational program that scales well and works.

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Which New Audiences? A Great Washington Post Article and its Implications about Age, Income, and Race

Museum 2.0

The Washington Post covered the MAH's transformation as part of an article about museums engaging new audiences. I'm also always interested in how the national media portrays changes in the cultural sector. This weekend was thrilling for me. The whole second half of the article was dedicated to our work: Smaller museums can be especially scrappy in finding ways to connect with the community.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (Again)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As part of the large national award we received from the Department of Education, we are spending a lot more time in Washington. The biggest issue I'm still working on is one I mentioned two years ago: getting access to the textbooks in the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC). I talk to lots of folks: congressional staff, members of Congress, folks at the Department of Education, the publishers, disability activists and so on.

On ‘Giving Tuesday,’ big donors shed light on why, when and how they give - The Washington Post

AFP Blog

On ‘Giving Tuesday,’ big donors shed light on why, when and how they give - The Washington Post : On Tuesday, the firm, which was founded in 2000 by former Bain & Co.

Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

Beth Kanter

I’m in Washington, DC today to kick off a training event for Give to the Max Day , a one-day fundraising event on November 9, 2011 that will unite local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC communities to support nonprofits serving the area. The fundraising goal for Give to the Max Day is to get 35,000 people to support their favorite regional charity, raising more than $3 million in donations and grants in just 24 hours!

Why Nonprofits Should Celebrate National Bike to Work Day

Frogloop

Now that we’re well into spring season, it’s the perfect time to participate in National Bike to Work Week, with National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19th! Here in Washington, DC where I regularly bike to work, there will be over 85 Bike to Work Day pit stops throughout DC, Virginia and Maryland where cyclists can get food and beverages, and even enter prize raffles

February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day

VisionLink

February 11th is National 2-1-1 Day. From Washington State to Florida, from California to Maine and many, many places in between, thousands of staff support many thousands of callers. Best estimates are that nearly 20 million people have used 2-1-1 to seek assistance of one kind or another by dialing 2-1-1 on their land lines or cell phones. We are particularly pleased to be a premier provider of 2-1-1 software.

Planned Parenthood Uses MMS to Generate Support for National Pink Out Day

Mobile Commons

In order to voice their opposition to the bills and to demonstrate solidarity, Planned Parenthood asked Americans to take a stand on National Pink Out Day, which took place on September 29 th , 2015. Going all out for Planned Parenthood on National Pink Out Day. They provided free testing for sexually transmitted diseases in 28 cities , including Washington, D.C., Millions turn out for a successful National Pink Out Day.

Nonprofit Advocacy Can Be a Force Multiplier for Social Change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For many years, people frequently suggested that Benetech , the nonprofit tech company I founded and lead, get more involved in Washington, DC policy and legislative action. You see, several months later, the federal Department of Education challenged us to compete against a well-respected national nonprofit 60 times our size in a bid to provide accessible educational materials for US students who are blind, dyslexic, or otherwise print disabled.

Washington Post: Listserv use soars | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

OK, these are affluent neighborhoods in the nation’s capital — but you can bet that similar lists have popped up all across the country. Beaconfire culture featured in Washington Post Beaconfire Survey: The News Catch us at the 2008 Bridge Conference Make an Accessible Web Site anywhere with WebAnywhere Watch That Space Not Cool, Barack privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

SMS Nation: Americans Text a Lot, Score Tickets to Sports Games with SMS & Construction Text Updates

Mobile Commons

The Washington Times covered a new report by Informate Mobile Intelligence that claims Americans text the most compared to other countries. The post SMS Nation: Americans Text a Lot, Score Tickets to Sports Games with SMS & Construction Text Updates appeared first on Mobile Commons. Text messaging’s popularity is showing up in all corners of the country. From highways to stadiums, here we highlight three recent and noteworthy uses of SMS in the country.

Making Data Engaging: Designing The Nation's Report Card (Part 1)

Influence

In early November, you might have seen headlines such as this one, from the Washington Post: “ U.S. In early November last year, the news headlines were bursting with news about the 2013 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments for mathematics and reading, and how for the first time ever this exciting data was available to all through a new set of engaging and interactive charts.

Idealware Goes to Washington: NTC14 Voting Open Until July 31st

Idealware

Expect three full days of nonprofit technology curriculum, collaboration, and communication, all taking place in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. While that grey, chilly period between Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day isn’t everyone’s favorite time of year, it is for us at Idealware. NTC14 is coming up faster than a team of flying reindeer, and we couldn’t be more excited. What is NTC14 you ask?

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

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. The Corps Network National Conference. The Corps Network National Conference. The Corps Network / Washington, DC / $875. 2018 Washington Nonprofit Conference. 2018 Washington Nonprofit Conference.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

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. Independent Sector / Washington, DC / $1,625. ARNOVA / Washington, DC / $380. Wellstone Action / Washington, DC / $140.

Idealware Goes to Washington: NTC14 Voting Open Until July 31

Idealware

Expect three full days of nonprofit technology curriculum, collaboration, and communication, all taking place in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. While that grey, chilly period between Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day isn’t everyone’s favorite time of year, it is for us at Idealware. NTC14 is coming up faster than a team of flying reindeer, and we couldn’t be more excited. What is NTC14 you ask?

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Appreciation for 501 Tech Club Leaders

NTEN

This week is National Volunteer Week ! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, says "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference."

Do What You Can: National Week of Action for Darfur April 6-13

Have Fun - Do Good

April 13 Join STAND, Amnesty International, GI-Net, and Save Darfur on the National Mall in Washington, DC for a rally at the White House on the Global Day for Darfur. "[Y]ou don't necessarily have to solve a problem. You just have to take the steps that are available to you. I focus on the fact that I don't have to solve it.

Highlights from EveryAction's Inaugural User Summit

EveryAction

Last week, we had the honor of hosting our first ever User Summit in Washington D.C. Over 50 EveryAction partners - including Greenpeace USA , Equality Federation , and National Women's Law Center - joined us at our headquarters for an afternoon filled with panel discussions, product showcases, and ample networking opportunities.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

Their vision is to become a national leader in the sphere of youth and family behavioral health, and in many areas they are already leading the way. Whitman Walker Health serves Washington D.C.’s Community of Hope , an organization that provides healthcare and housing services to Washington D.C.’s So Others Might Eat (SOME) is a Washington D.C.-based Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year.

Blackbaud's 2010 Conference for Nonprofits ? Day 1 | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Blackbaud’s 2010 Conference for Nonprofits – Day 1 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on October 20th, 2010 Today is the start of Blackbaud’s 2010 Conference for Nonprofits at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC

EveryAction

We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year and, seeing as it will be hosted in Washington, DC, our team wanted to share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights while visiting for 17NTC. It recently gained national attention for the #FakeNews story that became widely-known as #PizzaGate. The hottest ticket in DC has to be the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

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Rethinking Recruitment: NPR’s “Brand Ambassadors” - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

According to the Washington Post, National Public Radio (NPR) is finding interns via Twitter. Rethinking Recruitment: NPR’s “Brand Ambassadors” - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : he landscape is changing, one tweet at a time. In a recent search, the applicant pool was smaller than desired. The solution: NPR posted a notice on Twitter and asked their followers to retweet it. The outcome: 132 retweets, 140 applications, and eventually, 15 newly hired interns

VisionLink - Untitled Article

VisionLink

February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day ! We also contribute the technology to support the United Way Worldwide’s National 2-1-1 Locator , where you can find the 2-1-1 that serves your location: [link]. The next time you need help finding services go to 211.org , or dial 2-1-1. You’ll love the people that will answer your call. Visionlink is honored to support 10's of millions of searches and referrals every month for our 2-1-1 customers.

Alliance for Full Participation 2011 Summit Coming Up

Vertex Systems

We are looking forward to the Alliance for Full Participation 2011 Summit coming up on November 17th through the 19th just outside of Washington D.C. This is a national conference that seeks to find solutions to the challenges facing increasing … Continue reading →

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is the only national conference expressly designed to prepare 400+ college students for a career in the social sector. The 33rd Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute features leading nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance and government to discuss the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. DMA / Washington, DC / Not available.

Q&A with sgLEADERS: Dwight Dozier, Georgia Tech Foundation

Connection Cafe

A: My path to working in higher education and advancement started when I was attending college at Washington State University. A: Working in the heart of one of the nation’s most recognized and top technically focused higher education institutions, the study, use and application of technology is a major initiative at Georgia Tech, with such pursuits designed to bring innovation to science, industry, the marketplace and in the benefits realized by many in their everyday lives.

Lessons from the Field: How Food Lifeline is Operating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Connection Cafe

Food Lifeline, a member of Feeding America, is the largest food bank in Western Washington , distributing donated food to more than 300 food banks, shelters and meal programs throughout their region. The concentration of COV ID-19 in Washington state has made an already complicated job even tougher – t hey’ve suddenly been thrust into a disaster -type response the likes of which none of the staff could have prepared for. .

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Hands On to merge with DC nonprofit | ajc.com

AFP Blog

Hands On to merge with DC nonprofit | ajc.com: "Two of the nation's leading volunteer coordination agencies, one based in Atlanta, will merge.Hands On Network in Atlanta, which helped train and coordinate more than 600,000 volunteers in 49 cities and eight foreign counties last year, will merge with the Washington's Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network.

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Advice From the Front Lines on Branding Via Social Media : By Abny Santicola : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Advice From the Front Lines on Branding Via Social Media : By Abny Santicola : FundRaising Success: "In the session 'Effective Branding in a Social Media World' presented at the 2009 Bridge Conference held just outside Washington, D.C., in late July, presenters Holly Ross, executive director of NTEN; Bev Stanton, Web manager for National Parks Conservation Association; Wendy Harman, social-media

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OPERATION DRAGON FIRE: BETTER INFORMATION FOR BETTER DECISIONS IN TIMES OF CRISIS

VisionLink

The Strategic Advantage team at VisionLink concluded a three-day engagement in the Washington DC area last week — a significant convening of the top executives of public and private industry leaders in the fields of technology, social media, crisis management, multiple levels of federal government and academia.

CitizenSpeak Developer Announced as Winner of Prestigious $10,000 Pizzigati Prize at Leading Nonprofit Technology Conference

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASECitizenSpeak Developer Announced as Winner of Prestigious $10,000 Pizzigati Prize at Leading Nonprofit Technology Conference: "George Hotelling to be Honored as First Annual Winner of the Nation's Top Public Interest Computing Award at The National Technology Conference in DCNTEN Conference, Washington, DC, (PRWeb) April 4, 2007 -- The inaugural $10,000 Antonio Pizzigati Prize for

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