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.

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


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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.

Reddit Thread Prompts More Than $200,000 in Donations to Foster Children Nonprofit

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All it took was user dartdoug’s mention of purchasing an 11-year-old foster child a bicycle for his birthday via One Simple Wish’s website to start a wave of support for the Trenton, New Jersey-based nonprofit.

For sale for a cause: Elven Princess

Judi Sohn

I bought it at Pins & Needles, a small yarn store in Princeton, New Jersey which is the only place you can buy this yarn. For background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. This one will be one of the hardest to give up, but I will to support a great organization. If you’re interested, leave a bid in the comments and I’m starting this one at $125. The pattern, Elven Princess, is one of the latest by Alla Borisova.

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Sexual Assault Awareness And Prevention Month: 11 Nonprofits Advocating For Change


New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault. New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault. How To Support New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Learn more about New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Providing education for incarcerated students


Our campaign garnered bipartisan support for lifting the ban and spurred policy shifts in states including New Jersey, Michigan, Tennessee and North Carolina.

[PODCAST] What’s Next? with Amy Eisenstein

NonProfit Hub

Amy served as the president of the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – New Jersey Chapter in 2014 – 2015. In this episode of What’s Next? Randy talks with author, speaker, trainer and fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein. They focus primarily on nonprofit capital campaigns and what they might look like in the years to come. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE is an author, speaker, and trainer and the creator of Mastering Major Gifts, a 7 week online course.

Women’s History Month: 11 Nonprofits That Are Advocating For Female Empowerment


Headquarters in: Jersey City, NJ. Kindful Girls On The Run customers include the Michiana, New Jersey East, Northeast Ohio, Bexar County, Central Ohio, Lancaster, and NOVA chapters.

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. I wanted to quickly write and share with you the local and national media coverage that VisionLink has been recently receiving in response to winter storm Juno.

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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. VisionLink is honored to welcome yet another resident specialist to our ever-growing VisionLink team.

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Charities open their finances to donors via smartphone apps – USATODAY.com

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Charities open their finances to donors via smartphone apps – USATODAY.com : 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

Thanksgiving: What are your grateful for?

Beth Kanter

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. If you haven’t donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief, please consider making a contribution. Here’s my crowdrise campaign. Be sure to check out “Giving Tuesday” a national day of giving the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

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. Today is Giving Tuesday , the "opening day" for philanthropic holiday giving, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are to holiday shopping. I want to donate to an organization that supports Sandy relief in the Staten Island area, and am looking for suggestions.

Americans' Urge to Help Overcomes Lock Down Limitations


But, the new coronavirus pandemic has brought out another aspect of American society— the tenacity and ingenuity to work around obstacles to helping that until this point in our lifetime were unseen, namely that of social distancing.

The 2021 List of Established Fundraising Consultants

Whole Whale

Based in New Jersey, the Munshine Group is a nonprofit consulting firm dedicated to organizations in the Northeast corridor.

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.

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.

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

3 Veterans Nonprofits You Can Support this Veterans Day

Neon CRM

By providing these men and women with new uniforms, as well as other resources needed to conduct proper military funerals, they honor the memories of countless veterans well after they have passed on. New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation.

The Northeast Recycling Council – A GreenTech Nonprofit Profile

Tech Soup Blog

It is headquartered in Brattleboro, Vermont and has traditionally focused its efforts in ten northeast states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont). From time to time we like to profile the work of nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries that are doing great work in green IT.

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. Today’s guest post is from Tonia Zampieri. Tonia’s the Mobile Strategist for Atlantic Business Technologies.

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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

Balancing Personal and Organizational Brand: Networked Leadership

Beth Kanter

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. Erin also shared that she tweeted the photo and comment because many staff members at RWJF are on twitter and they follow one another as part of their “learning the new,” especially when someone is attending a convening, conference, or workshop.

NNTSP Applies Relief Work for Hurricane Sandy

Tech Soup Blog

National Donations Management Network New Jersey. Aidmatrix New York City. Earlier this year, the Network for Nonprofit Technology Solution Providers (NNTSP) organized as part of TechSoup Global, combining their resources to create a national network of local technology capacity-builders serving the nonprofit sector. Several of the NNTSP partners are combining efforts for a response to Hurricane Sandy.

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. I''m excited to announce the newest member of the NTEN team! Joleen Ong joins us as the Marketing and Publications Director (or, rather, "joined" two weeks ago already!).

Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” is 2013 Terry McAdam Book Award Finalist

Beth Kanter

The award committee is now in process of reviewing the finalist selections to identify the 2013 winner of the award, which will be announced and presented at “Grown Locally, Practiced Nationally: A Conference That Builds Research-Based Practice,” the Alliance annual conference in Newark, New Jersey, August 7-9, 2013.

Mobile Beacon Expands Relief Offers to Texas and Oklahoma

Tech Soup Blog

Eligible organizations in Texas and Oklahoma (as well as Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island) can now request either 25 or 10 access devices at a reduced administrative fee. Recent disasters like the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas might have left some organizations in those states without reliable Internet connectivity.

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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One Nonprofit’s Anniversary Celebration Turns into a Bright Idea

NonProfit Hub

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. However, Lighthouse is celebrating their first quarter of a century with fiberglass and some fancy artwork. Lighthouse, which provides after-school programming for teenagers, has sponsored a public art project for the past several months in Lincoln, Neb.,

Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Wins Terry McAdam Nonprofit Book Award

Beth Kanter

I’m thrilled to announce that “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ” won the Terry McAdam Nonprofit Book Award for 2013. The Terry McAdam Book Award was established in 1989 to commemorate the life and work of New York Community Trust Vice President, Terry McAdam, who devoted his life to improving the nonprofit management field and urged the field to write about the sector to share knowledge and build the social change movement.

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. Millennials (those young, tech savvy, and passionate younger donors) will – as I learned at last month’s Millennial Donor Summit.

Seven Principles To Keep You Present, Grounded And Thriving

Eric Jacobsen Blog

During these past 1-1/2 years, the pandemic inspired many of us to question what we value – an ideal time for, Be Where Your Feet Are , the new book by Scott O’Neil , which lays out the seven principles needed to keep you present, grounded, and thriving in work, home, and everything in between.

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? Molly Penn of Penn Flood Consulting spends her day advising nonprofits on strategy and governance.

Caravan Studios for the Win: ReImagine: Opportunity Winner!

Tech Soup Blog

Our team left with two things: a renewed commitment to provide support to the anti-trafficking field and a new partner. In our case, one of the finalists was the human trafficking housing locator from Polaris Project and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. On the third morning of the workshop, the team from Polaris Project and the New Jersey Department of Children and asked us to come into a small room.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

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New Hampshire. New Hampshire charitable registration: $25. New Jersey. New Jersey charitable registration: $30-$250, depending on gross contributions. New Mexico. New Mexico charitable registration: $0. New York. New York State charitable registration: $25 to solicit contributions ($0 if exempt). The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how.

Covid-19 and Museum

Museum 2.0

Previously I had become interested in public history in Baltimore, a graduate student in North Carolina, and a professional in Savannah but my conversations expanded to NY, New Jersey, South Carolina, California and Tennessee.

Submit Your Questions for Governor Christine Todd Whitman About the U.S. and Climate Change

Have Fun - Do Good

Whitman was the 50th Governor of the State of New Jersey who served as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001. On April 17th and 18th, Governor Christine Todd Whitman will join global warming experts and Governors from across the United States at the 2008 Conference of Governors on Climate Change at Yale University. From January of 2001 until June of 2003 she served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Let’s Help AmeriCorps Alums Use Their Experience to Keep Giving Back

Beth Kanter

It will feature such big names as Grammy award-winning singer John Legend, and New Jersey Gov. Note from Beth: I am looking forward to the NCVS Conference.

5 Steps to Creating Effective Community Health Initiatives

Connection Cafe

Further, pitching a new program with partner funding underscores that the community sees a pressing need. Inspira closely examined their data and discovered that children ages 10-17 were experiencing double the rate of obesity of anywhere else in New Jersey.

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?

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

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’ve just finished doing some social media workshops in New Zealand with Volunteering Auckland and now in Australia. From June 19-22, more than 5,000 people from around the nation and the world will gather to discuss best practices in engaging volunteers and new ways people can power solutions to some of our most pressing social challenges. What New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has to say about ways volunteers can drive recovery after a natural disaster.

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Bill Bradley Advocates Citizen Leadership In New Book

Eric Jacobson

Inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s second State of the Union address, author Bill Bradley advocates citizen leadership in his new book, We Can All Do Better. Some of Bradley’s other books include New York Times best-sellers: Time Present, Time Past ; The New American Story ; and Values of the Game. Lincoln said, “We can succeed only by concert. It is not ‘Can any of us imagine better?’ but ‘Can we all do better?’” So, that’s where Bradley starts his book.