New Jersey Launches Charity Lookup Mobile App - TheNonProfitTimes

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New Jersey Launches Charity Lookup Mobile App - TheNonProfitTimes : New Jersey has become at least the second state to offer a mobile phone application that provides financial information about charities

Wii-less in New Jersey

Judi Sohn

We figure it’s better than spending $250 for a new unit. New Jersey politics I left Connecticut just as the battle for the Democratic. Nearly 2 years to the day since we bought our Wii on the very first day they were available in the US, it’s off to be repaired. It refused to read any discs. Wii, Gamecube, didn’t matter. At first, we could get it working again by turning the unit off for a bit. Eventually nothing worked.

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My thoughts on the New Jersey Governor race

Judi Sohn

Okay New Jersey Republicans, you have my attention. Your average New Jersey tax payer. I would rather vote for Corzine’s re-election than vote in a new candidate I don’t believe in simply because he’s not Corzine. There’s a lot going on in regard to how New Jersey funds its districts. of New Jersey’s non-elderly population is uninsured, nearly a quarter of those are children.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Brand: Networked Leadership

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this month, I facilitated a workshop for leaders of community foundations in New Jersey for the Knight Digital Media Center on the topic of practical network leadership skills.

The New Mobile Normal & Three Easy Ways to Address It


In today’s Reality TV world - is this our new reality? You don’t need to know exactly how mobile technology can best help your mission - but here’s some ideas to help. Nonprofits from around the Country including Washington, Oregon, Florida, New Jersey and North Carolina have applied.

Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Wins Terry McAdam Nonprofit Book Award

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The award was presented at the annual conference of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, in Newark, New Jersey last night and I was going to attend, but opted to stay longer with my mom who is recovering from an illness in a rehab hospital.

Looking for Staten Island Sandy Relief Recommendations

Have Fun - Do Good

The Wall Street Journal reported on November 2nd that a Relief Fund was created for Staten Island and New Jersey through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

VisionLink Is In The News: Real-Time Winter Storm Map


Using VisionLink''s outbound telephony polling software, over 12,000 people throughout New York and New Jersey received automated calls enabling them to report on what the storm was doing to their homes and to their local communities in real-time.

Would You Climb A Mountain for Charity?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just weeks before, my father had returned from a trip to New Jersey where he was visiting his uncle, my great-uncle Earl. Flickr Photo by Soyignatus.

Capital Campaign Marketing Strategies for the Tech-Savvy


Hosting a peer-to-peer fundraiser is not only a great way to raise funds for you capital campaign, but it can also serve as a way to market your campaign and gain new supporters.

Are you a community manager?


How do you transition into your new community from listserves? WEEK 2: Launching your new community. Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?).

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Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

First, no trains, buses, or planes moved to or from New York City. Then, one of his cousins texted directions based on a new smartphone application called “Waze,” which crowdsources data from nearby drivers to create real-time traffic and road reports and find the best routes.

Five Steps to Successful Crisis Communications

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” At the time, Chuck was a staff member for Historic New Orleans. It underscored the idea that nonprofits, like your family, should have a disaster communications plan. My colleagues at Big Duck have put together a terrific webinar on this topic for this Friday.

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Comfort vs. Action: The Internal Debate

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She previously served as Program Manager for Public Allies Arizona; she also worked as Community Liaison for Drew University’s Center for Civic Engagement in Madison, New Jersey. posted by. Laura E. Tan , University Service Learning /. AmeriCorps Coordinator.

One Nonprofit’s Anniversary Celebration Turns into a Bright Idea

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The program’s executive director, Bill Michener, drove one of the bulbs 1,500 miles to the Thomas Edison Museum in New Jersey and received national media coverage. Traditionally, silver is the gift for 25th anniversaries.

Charities open their finances to donors via smartphone apps –

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Charities open their finances to donors via smartphone apps – : Potential donors in New Jersey and Washington state can already check out charities on their smartphones before they write checks. Other states are likely to follow, says Patrick Rooney, executive director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

Government contracts and nonprofit organizations: Problems and solutions

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However, in 2013, they published a new survey called “ Partnering for Impact ,” which goes over a possible solution to the problems they found in 2010. Read Anjali Deshmukh and Angela Francis'' " Research Friday: Government contracting in the new normal.".

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Can love change the world? I hope so!

Amy Sample Ward

At 19, New Jersey native Maggie Doyne used her life savings from babysitting to start Kopila Valley children’s home in Nepal, which has grown to a home for over 40 children, and a school serving over 200 students. Now, at just 23 years old, Maggie’s work has been featured in the New York Times, and her remarkable story has earned her the DoSomething & CosmoGirl awards.

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

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Note from Beth: I’ve just finished doing some social media workshops in New Zealand with Volunteering Auckland and now in Australia. What New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has to say about ways volunteers can drive recovery after a natural disaster.

NJ Spotlight | Giving Site Makes It Easier to Volunteer for Health Charities

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million in New Jersey -- goes exclusively to charities devoted to health, disease prevention and research. NJ Spotlight | Giving Site Makes It Easier to Volunteer for Health Charities : This nationwide philanthropic organization is likened to United Way, because Community Health Charities (CHC) raises money from employees during annual workplace campaigns. The money CHC raises -- about $65 million last year, including $1.3

The Pendulum - College admissions begin using social networking tools

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The Pendulum - College admissions begin using social networking tools: "According to the National Association of College Admissions Counseling, about 60 percent of schools are now using social networking sites in their admissions processes.One of these schools is Monmouth University in New Jersey, which is giving applicants the choice to submit either a written essay or Facebook video essay Celebrates Their Millionth Mobile Member

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Member Rebecca Anolick of New Jersey joined DoSomething at the encouragement of her friend Sami, and got the surprise of her life from the DoSomething team: cake, balloons, friends and family, and… a free trip to Disney World!

Cause Camp 2017 Speaker Lineup Announcement

NonProfit Hub

This ongoing study has been cited in hundreds of publications, including Forbes, TIME, Fast Company, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Tyler Riewer is the Brand Content Lead at charity: water in New York City.

Lawsuit over denying access to a student with learning disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

If specific NIMAS textbooks are available through the Bookshare catalog, can organizational sponsors (Bookshare’s term for staff people authorized by a school to download content) in New Jersey download them directly from Bookshare, or do they first need to go through the state accessible instructional material coordinator? We're really proud of the rapid growth of our Bookshare online library for people with print disabilities.

Learning in the White Space: 5 Unintended Lessons from a Marketing Class


A couple of weeks ago, I stepped into my first marketing class excited to learn and meet some new people in my still-smells-like-new home base in New Jersey. He listed every job, every title, every employer… At one point, he even told us what exit off the turnpike his job was near (I'm learning this is a very Jersey thing to do, but really ?). Are running down the list or sharing your "One Thing" when you meet new supporters and collaborators?

Governor Christie Asks New Jerseyites to Text WHERE To 877877 to Find Their Polling Place

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As New Jersey works to rebuild and assess the billions of dollars of damages from Hurricane Sandy, citizens are faced with another problem: where should they vote in Tuesday’s election? To get the most reliable information, New jersey Governor Chris Christie has asked New Jerseyites to text WHERE to 877877 to access Mobile Commons’ polling place locator.

LIUNA Uses Radical Targeting to Personalize its Messages

Mobile Commons

One recent LIUNA message targeted just the Spanish-speaking members of their Local 78 in New Jersey. Targeting by Interests: When LIUNA needed to find a Spanish-speaking shop steward in New York with an Amtrak license for a job opportunity, they were able to send a message to just that group of their members. Text messaging is uniquely valuable for labor unions. When workers are on job sites, they may not have consistent access to their email or the Internet.


Storymakers Past Winners: In Their Own Words

Tech Soup Blog

Our goal was to raise the funds to provide education for the rural children of India who do not have access to English education and to give them a chance to dream of a new future. Our audience choice award for 2012 went to Alliance Center for Independence (ACI) in Edison, New Jersey.

Welcoming Joleen Ong as NTEN's new Marketing and Publications Director


Prior to NTEN, she served as the Communications Manager at the human rights organization Social Accountability International in New York. Joleen earned her MS in Nonprofit Management from the New School, and BA in International Studies and Spanish/Anthropology at the College of New Jersey.

Finding Pride in American Service

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Program Associate, New Global Citizens. From New Jersey to San Diego to Phoenix, and from a professional recruiting role to youth leadership development, Dianna has followed a path to continually align her life with being of service. posted by.

Greenpeace Fights Toxics with SMS

Mobile Commons

The Rainbow Warrior III was docked in New York harbor, and Greenpeace invited passersby to tour the ship for a flavor of the organization’s important activist mission. The ship tour is promoting local action around whichever port the ship is in, so while in New York, Greenpeace was focused on Kuehne Chemical Co., A disaster at the facility would put 12 million people at risk in the New York-New Jersey area. Greenpeace ships are made for hard work.

New Yorkers Find Out Where to Vote over Text Message

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons is launching a new polling place locator to ensure that New Yorkers can find their way to the polls on Tuesday’s election. In 2012, Mobile Commons helped 250,000 people find their polling place, even after Hurricane Sandy disrupted the election in New York and New Jersey.


The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands: Book Giveaway Winners Announced

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A few weeks ago, Beth was kind enough to host a book giveaway and New Year resolution contest for nonprofits to celebrate the launch of my new book Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding , which I co-authored with Jocelyne Daw, Kristian Darigan Merenda and Anne Erhard.

Thanksgiving: What are your grateful for?

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I’m at the New Jersey Shore for the Thanksgiving holiday. My hometown got hit pretty hard, but we’re counting our blessings that my family’s house is still standing and able to enjoy this Thanksgiving with family.

It’s the Season of Giving!


Tim , Creative Director : My wife and I travel to New Jersey to spend Christmas with my family and a few days after the holiday with her family. We look forward to hearing from you, and wish you all a Happy Holiday and a great New Year!

Please Join VisionLink In Welcoming Aaron Titus To Our Proud Family!


As the new Disaster Product Manager for VisionLink, Aaron comes from an extensive and distinguished background. As a former member of the New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NJ VOAD), Aaron coordinated Hurricane Sandy and Irene response efforts for Mormon Helping Hands.

How to Ask the Right Questions About Nonprofit Strategy


Before becoming a consultant, Molly worked at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Actors Studio, and the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. Do you feel you know the right questions to ask about your nonprofit’s strategy? Do you know what that strategy is?

How Office 365 Helps Caring Partners Support At-Risk Youth

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The New Jersey-based organization serves almost 600 youth in Morris and Sussex counties with about 60 employees. They also recommended finding a consultant or expert who can help with using the new programs.

NY and NJ Can Now Text WHERE or NYCVOTES to 877877 to Get Updated Polling Locations

Mobile Commons

As numerous regions in New York and New Jersey begin to clean up after Hurricane Sandy, citizens of these two states face another problem: Where will they vote in Tuesday’s election?

Benefit Corporations: Back to Purpose

Tech Soup Blog

This past October, California joined New Jersey, Virginia, Hawaii, Vermont, and Maryland in passing legislation to create this new type of legally recognized company. B Labs is working to create a new model for business : "When you support a B Corporation, you’re supporting a better way to do business. Our vision is simple yet ambitious: to create a new sector of the economy which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.