‘Humans of New York’ Just Won Fundraising | Here’s What We Can Learn from Its Success

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Maybe you’ve glimpsed the #1 New York Times best-selling book in a store window somewhere. But chances are, by now, you’ve heard the buzz about Brandon Stanton and the internet phenomenon that is Humans of New York. All photos courtesy of Humans of New York].

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

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New York Every year, social entrepreneurs and donors (along with a whole lot of other folks) converge on New York City. We recently wrote a piece in Medium on our concerns about new privacy legislation affecting nonprofits that work in schools.

What Humans of New York Can Teach You About End of Year Fundraising

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Download this awesome new eBook to make sure you’re prepared!). If you’re not familiar with Brandon, he’s the blogger/photographer behind Humans of New York (HONY).

Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit - The New York Times

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Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit - The New York Times : "Instead, they announced on Sunday that Kickstarter was reincorporating as a “public benefit corporation,” a legal change they said would ensure that money — or the promise of it — would not corrupt their company’s mission of enabling creative projects to be funded." 'via

New York Orgs are Using Text Messages to Help Bust Myths around PrEP

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A coalition of 51 New York organizations is using text messaging to help fight the stigma around PrEP. The post New York Orgs are Using Text Messages to Help Bust Myths around PrEP appeared first on Mobile Commons.

The New York Times Says Text Messages Can Help Underprivileged Students Enroll in College

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The New York Times reports that every year, 200,000 students who are accepted to college don’t enroll. Using texts is a smart move This is how teenagers communicate.” – The New York Times But text messages are helping to close the gap.

Website Matches Philanthropists With Community Projects (Part II) | New York City | United States | Epoch Times

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Website Matches Philanthropists With Community Projects (Part II) | New York City | United States | Epoch Times : NEW YORK—In Our Backyards (IOBY), the only environment-focused, online crowd-sourcing platform, has been helping local community projects find micro-philanthropists.

New York State Nonprofits Trying to Get Paid Faster under Cuomo Administration Reforms - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

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New York State Nonprofits Trying to Get Paid Faster under Cuomo Administration Reforms - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : The state’s Grants Reform Initiative allowed nonprofits to post their required information online once, rather than having to submit it for each grant application.

One very long weekend in New York City for Megan Price

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Guest Beneblog by Megan Price New York City has many attractions – people often visit Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, among many other sights. I go to New York City to spend the weekend staring at my computer screen.

The New York Times Loves DoSomething’s Crisis Text Line

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The New York Times wrote a great piece about DoSomething.org’s Crisis Text Line , praising its importance and accessibility, particularly to teenagers for whom texting is the main source of communication.

How Independent Fundraising Momentum is Reshaping Traditional P2P

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In the fall of 2015, Humans of New York ’s Brandon Stanton launch a very brief, very powerful fundraising campaign to support Syrian refugees. Nonprofit Fundraising benchmark crowdfunding events fundraising Humans of New York p2p peer-to-peer technology viral fundraising

NEW YORK: JPMorgan Chase Continues Code for Good Challenges in the U.S. | Business Wire | Rock Hill Herald Online

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NEW YORK: JPMorgan Chase Continues Code for Good Challenges in the U.S. Business Wire | Rock Hill Herald Online : Building off a successful U.S. launch in February, JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) announced today three upcoming Code for Good Challenges. The Code for Good Challenges bring together college students studying technology to develop solutions to challenges faced by nonprofits during an intense two-day event

The New York State LGBT Health & Human Services Network Is Using Text Messages to Connect Vulnerable Populations with a Life-Saving Drug

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African Americans account for 44% of new HIV infections, but only 10% of them seek access to PrEP. “On The Network, a coalition of 51 New York LGBT organizations and agencies, came together to find a solution.

Is the Humans of New York Community Every Nonprofit's Dream?

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Humans of New York (HONY) is an amazing example of how building an engaged community inspires people to rally together and raise money for an issue they are moved by. Good fundraising can make or break any nonprofit, but what makes truly good fundraising? One of the most important factors for success is a highly engaged community who is extremely passionate about your mission.

GIVING BACK: Kickstarting local charity with Adirondack Gives - LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York - Lake Placid News

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GIVING BACK: Kickstarting local charity with Adirondack Gives - LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York - Lake Placid News : If you haven''t heard of it yet, it''s called Adirondack Gives, and it''s a local crowd-funding website inspired by the success of Kickstarter.

Mobile Tech Barcamp In New York!

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A one-day event on Saturday, 21 February 2009 in New York/Hunter College’s ‘ Black Box ‘ Exploring mobile tech to advance social development and social change goals . If you’re in the NYC area, please visit Mobile Tech For Social Change NewYork.

Can Social Media for Social Change Reinvent Charity Work? Maybe! | The New York Observer

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The New York Observer: "Mr. Can Social Media for Social Change Reinvent Charity Work? Maybe! | Knell, MTV’s senior manager of social media product development--along with Gradon Tripp, who works in business development for online donation company Firstgiving, and Meg Fowler, a Vancouver-based writer--had organized a virtual “pajama party” for their charity organization, Social Media for Social

Foundation Testing Potential of Philanthropy via Internet - New York Times National Feed - GainesvilleSun.com

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Foundation Testing Potential of Philanthropy via Internet - New York Times National Feed - GainesvilleSun.com: "Foundation Testing Potential of Philanthropy via Internet 12:00 am, December 13, 2007The Case Foundation is embarking on an effort to test the potential of citizen-led philanthropy via the Internet.

Letting Your Fingers Do the Running - New York Times

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Letting Your Fingers Do the Running - New York Times : "Letting Your Fingers Do the Running * By MARK WALLACE Published: August 21, 2005 THIS year is the 20th anniversary of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life events, in which teams of runners jog through the night at schools, fairgrounds and parks to raise money for the fight against cancer.

Buy a Laptop for a Child, Get Another Laptop Free - New York Times

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Buy a Laptop for a Child, Get Another Laptop Free - New York Times: "nd he is reaching out to the public to try to give the laptop campaign a boost. The marketing program, to be announced today, is called “Give 1 Get 1,” in which Americans and Canadians can buy two laptops for $399. One of the machines will be given to a child in a developing nation, and the other one will be shipped to the

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The Larger Challenge (and Opportunity) for One Laptop Per Child - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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The Larger Challenge (and Opportunity) for One Laptop Per Child - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog: "The One Laptop Per Child project is starting a “Give 1 Get 1? campaign to try to jumpstart its drive to bring computers to children in the developing world. As its name suggests, the marketing campaign combines philanthropy with geeky self-interest — give one of the innovative laptops to a

Mobile Commons & New York MTA Launch Bus Time – Press Release

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MOBILE COMMONS POWERS TEXT MESSAGES FOR NEW MTA BUS TRACKER IN NEW YORK CITY. New York, NY – January 26, 2012 – Mobile Commons has partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to provide the text messaging capability of MTA Bus Time — the MTA’s new public bus tracking system that allows riders on more than 50 New York City bus routes to track real-time bus locations on the Internet, via smart phones and by text message.

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Crain’s New York Features MTA’s Bus Time

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An article in Crain’s New York covers the debut of the MTA’s Bus Time system on Staten Island. That means a lot less waiting in the cold, a lot less standing in the sun, and a lot less wasted time for busy New Yorkers. We were very much committed to not only distributing the data ourselves, but also to allowing the app developers to come up with new and creative ways to use the data as well,” said Charles Monheim, MTA’s director of strategic initiatives.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Art in New York

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It was designed by a New York artist named Cindy Workman. Cindy is having an art show, and if you are in New York, you should take a look.

Quick Hit: Museums and Social Media in the New York Times

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The New York Times special museum section focuses on "the spirit of sharing" and how museums are using social media to connect with visitors in new ways. It's a good day for museum technologists.

New York Schools Debut a Text Messaging Service To Keep Parents Connected

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Last week, as New York City’s public schools came back into session, the Department of Education debuted a new text message service to keep parents informed. As SiLive reports, The new mobile texting program is the latest tool the Department of Education has developed to deliver information about public schools and programming to parents and families. Wall Street Journal: On First Day of School, Mayor Announces New Text Message Service.

The New York Times Features Text Messaging in “New Tools for Disaster Aid”

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In today’s App City column in The New York Times , Mobile Commons’ text messaging solution was mentioned as a key tool used during this time of crisis. In an article entitled “New Tools for Disaster Aid,” The New York Times writes. The storm was the first time the system was used in New York. The New York Times also describes how city officials have favored text messaging over the use of smart phone applications.

WNYC Maps the Street Cleanup after the New York Blizzard

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Those of you living in warmer climates might not know that last week, New York was hit by a blizzard that grounded flights and clogged city streets. City transit was all but shut down, and many New Yorkers were unable to leave their homes. For a great photo gallery from the New York Daily News , click here. As a service to city residents – and a testament to the city’s slow response – WNYC asked users to text in whether or not their street had been plowed.

The Valley Goes to the Mountains, in Full Blogging Mode - Mergers, Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds -- DealBook - New York Times

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The Valley Goes to the Mountains, in Full Blogging Mode - Mergers, Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds -- DealBook - New York Times: "Tech is back at Davos this year,” one of the participants exclaimed to me before I left Silicon Valley for the annual conference at this ski resort town.It

New York Tech Community Voices Protest Against SOPA – on the Street and on the Phone

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This afternoon, our friends at The New York Tech Meetup took the protest against wide-ranging anti-piracy bills to the streets of Manhattan.

New York Daily News Features Our “Mobile Might” Working on Obama Campaign and Sandy Response

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The New York Daily News today features how Mobile Commons helped the Obama campaign win the election, and assisted New York and New Jersey in keeping citizens informed about where they could vote in the aftermath of Sandy. That was especially vital as polling places throughout New York and New Jersey had to be relocated due to the hurricane’s devastation.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » New York Times Deathwatch

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Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape, Ning and an internet thinker (and billionaire), wrote a post today on his blog called Inaugurating the New York Times Deathwatch.

Capital New York On What Obama’s Text Donations Mean for NY Politics

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Capital New York just published an article about what the Obama campaign’s new text donations mean for New York City politics – and they feature our CEO, Jed Alpert. The Capital New York article explores what text donations could mean for New York City politicians – especially since the New York City Campaign Finance Board “provides $6 in public funds for every $1 raised by a candidate for New York City office.”

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Training for Nonprofits in New York, NY

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Location: Meetup.com Headquarters, 632 Broadway, New York, NY ( Google Map ). Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011. Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm. Cost: $149 per person. How to Register: Sign up! View: Training Agenda (PDF). View: Trainings in Other Cities.

Tell the New York Times and WNYC The Best Spots for Birding

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In celebration of Bird Week , the New York Times and WNYC are creating an “interactive map of bird-watching spots throughout the five boroughs.”. The responses will be collected into a Google map, so that amateurs and aficionados alike can check out new spots.

Guest Post: World Maker Faire and the New York Hall of Science: Radical Trust

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On September 25 and 26, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) hosted the first East Coast substantiation of the Maker Faire. The park is among the largest and most heavily used in New York, but it’s not glamorous.

Arts Summit 2008: The Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations - Reflections

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I just got back from doing a plenary session at the Arts Summit organized by the Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations. It's gathering of arts leader from throughout New York State. I have a long history with the arts community in New York.

See3 leads panel at YouTube Space NY

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We were invited to host a panel at YouTube SPACE New York! video New York nonprofit production studio video strategy YouTube youtube for good youtube space yt4gHere's an inside look at this exclusive event (spoiler alert: it was awesome.).

SocComm - New York on February 10

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On February 10th 2009 at the 3LD Art and Technology Center in New York City, social media guru Jeff Pulver is producing SocComm - The Social Communications Summit. Register and reserve your seat at birth of a new industry. 11:20 - 11:40 - (M) Jeff Jarvis, Associate Professor and Director of the Interactive Journalism program at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

New York Presbyterian, Columbia University and Harlem Health Send Targeted Health Reminders over Text

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That’s why New York Presbyterian, Columbia University, and the Harlem Health Promotion Center have created Project STAY (Services to Assist Youth), a program that sends targeted text message alerts to remind young people with HIV to take their medication. “We Then on day 28, it sends a follow-up: “Reminder to put your new ring in. Adolescents and young adults are known to be unreliable when it comes to taking their medicine.