‘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].

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).

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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

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. And she tells us that each time somebody fails out of school, a new jail cell gets built.

One very long weekend in New York City for Megan Price

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

2012 BlogWorld Expo New York – How to Humanize Your Business

Amy Sample Ward

Ever get jealous that the open, unstructured social media efforts of the community completely trounce your well-planned and even well-funded social media programs? Are you frustrated when your own social media efforts are thwarted by inter-departmental competition? These problems are common, and we can no longer blame them on people “not getting” social media. The blame actually lies in the way we run our organizations.

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.

Get Real, People: Authenticity as a Social Media Strategy

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strategy authenticity bernie sanders bill clinton flotus new york times obama potus social media social media strategy twitterYes, you should be smart and thoughtful and strategic. And part of that strategy is to, quite literally, be yourself.

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.

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.

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Virtual Reality as Empathy Engine in Nonprofit Causes

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The New York Times sent virtual reality goggles (Google Cardboard) to every Sunday, print subscriber, a move that signals a change in the way journalism and nonprofits can tell stories. video fundraising fundraising ideas new york times strategy virtual realityThe post Virtual Reality as Empathy Engine in Nonprofit Causes appeared first on The See3 Blog.

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.).

How Carnegie Corporation of New York Got Microsoft Donations Through TechSoup

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I had a chance to chat with Loretta Harris of Carnegie Corporation of New York to find out about her experience registering with TechSoup and getting Microsoft donations this week. Loretta actually found out about the new Microsoft donation eligibility rules for foundations through a TAG webinar in January. Carnegie Corporation’s Loretta Harris recently found out how strangely easy it is to get Microsoft donations through TechSoup.

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

Payday for Ice Bucket Challenge’s Mocked Slacktivists - The New York Times

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Payday for Ice Bucket Challenge’s Mocked Slacktivists - The New York Times : "Scientists studying A.L.S. have reported a breakthrough that could lead to therapy, not just for A.L.S. but for other ailments, too. And they say the money raised in the ice bucket challenge was crucial." 'via via Blog this

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

It's Almost Here: The Nonprofit Cloud Summit in NYC, Oct 26

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The Nonprofit Cloud Computing Summit in New York City is almost upon us! cloud cloud computing new york city nptech nten NYCWe've filled in most of the details, so I wanted to make sure you had the latest. This is the only Cloud Summit we have planned for the East Coast.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is Peach The New Killer App?

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There’s a new social app called Peach that’s trending with the technorati and social media community. It’s also received a lot of major press coverage ranging from the New York Times to CBS News and WIRED.

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.

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.”