Stories of Resilience: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Connection Cafe

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is one such organization that has harnessed its supporter base’s commitment to serve community needs. The team at the 40-year old food bank, which serves 34 North Carolina counties, were financially empowered by this to pivot their operations early and manage evolving needs brought on by the pandemic. Stories of Resilience: A Series Brought To You By The Blackbaud Institute.

Nonprofit news roundup, 12.05.14 « Philanthropy North Carolina

AFP Blog

Nonprofit news roundup, 12.05.14 « Philanthropy North Carolina : "Launched in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, with additional partners, #GivingTuesday is driven mainly by social media and online giving campaigns, the report says.

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Nonprofit news roundup, 05.03.13 ? Philanthropy North Carolina

AFP Blog

Nonprofit news roundup, 05.03.13  Philanthropy North Carolina : Habitat Metrolina Partners receive tech award Habitat for Humanity Metrolina Partners in Charlotte received the 2013 Technology Innovation Award from Apparo, formerly NPower Charlotte Region, and sponsored by Accenture

Digital civil society emerging ? Philanthropy North Carolina

AFP Blog

Digital civil society emerging  Philanthropy North Carolina : Digital technology and data are driving the use of private resources for public good, and the shape of that emerging social economy will depend on how nonprofits, philanthropies, business and government address critical questions about the ways that data are collected, shared and used, a new report says.

Don’t get bogged down in data « Philanthropy North Carolina

AFP Blog

Don’t get bogged down in data « Philanthropy North Carolina : "nonprofit and philanthropy professionals love data, maybe too much. Numbers, used sparingly, can help explain a community need, measure how a charitable program is helping to address it, and show donors and funders the return on their investment in the program.

Nonprofits flunk online fundraising test ? Philanthropy North Carolina

AFP Blog

Nonprofits flunk online fundraising test  Philanthropy North Carolina : he inaugural Online Fundraising Scorecard, a study by Dunham Company and Next After, reviewed the websites of 151 organizations over nine months in 2013, signed up to receive emails, and made an initial $20 gift.

Giving through charity websites grows ? Philanthropy North Carolina

AFP Blog

Giving through charity websites grows  Philanthropy North Carolina : Donors, including a growing number age 60 and older, increasingly prefer to give through a charity’s website, often motivated by requests through direct mail and social media, a new study says.

Use your blog to open your door ? Philanthropy North Carolina

AFP Blog

Use your blog to open your door  Philanthropy North Carolina : Visitors to your website and subscribers to your blog are looking for information, insight and ideas for improving your community. Those visitors also want to understand your nonprofit and its impact. So use your blog to inform and engage them

2012 North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Related Links : North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. Date : September 13-14, 2012. Location : Research Triangle Park, NC. Topic : Finding the Right Mix: A Strategic Look at Mobile, Social, and Web. Description : Given budget constraints and growing technology demands, how can the average nonprofit keep up? The key is finding the right mix! This session will provide a strategic look at how to integrate nonprofit communications – mobile, social, and web.

Nonprofit use of data mixed ? Philanthropy North Carolina

AFP Blog

Nonprofit use of data mixed  Philanthropy North Carolina : Nonprofits are tracking data on their operations and programs but face hurdles in gathering and building data into their business, a new survey says. Too often, barriers keep nonprofits from collecting and integrating important data into their daily work,” says the 2012 State of Nonprofit Data Report from NTEN and Idealware

Give your website an organic role in growing your nonprofit ? Philanthropy North Carolina

AFP Blog

Give your website an organic role in growing your nonprofit  Philanthropy North Carolina : Your nonprofit’s website should embrace visitors and engage them in your work. It should be your welcome sign, your open door, your directory and your help desk. It should make clear to visitors, instantly, who you are, who you serve and the difference you make

How the Autism Society of North Carolina Gets The Message Out with Email Marketing

NonProfit Hub

The Autism Societ y of North Carolina is one example. If you’d like to donate to the Autism Society of NC, please visit this link; if you would like to volunteer, or help spread the word of the good they’re doing in North Carolina for the autistic community, the Society would love to hear from you. Nonprofits that verify their 501(c)(3) status will receive 20% OFF their accounts, and organizations located in North Carolina are eligible for a free account.

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

EveryAction

So, I went to YouTube and learned how to record and edit a video, so that I could distribute it to the local media outlets in North Carolina. When you're building a movement, video is an indispensable storytelling tool.

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Performance Based Funding Institute to Improve Higher Education

VisionLink

Douglas Zimmerman and Lois Ann Porter traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to organize the Performance-Based Funding Institute VisionLink produced for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. At the Institute, 9 Community Colleges from Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina gathered to discuss engaging stakeholders around success for all community college students. Shaun Yoder of Education First, facilitating the North Carolina state team at the PBF Institute.

Digital Storytelling with Yash Mori

EveryAction

I grew up in North Carolina and I became politically active when one of my best friends got a deportation order — an order of removal. I had no idea of the struggle that undocumented folks in North Carolina were experiencing. Fortunately, we won the case and he was able to stay with us in North Carolina. So, I went to YouTube and learned how to record and edit a video, so that I could email it to the local media outlets in North Carolina.

Daily DoGooder: The We Do Campaign

See What's Out There

A good example is this clips from the “We Do Campaign” of gay couples petitioning registrars, and being denied marriage licenses in North Carolina. [.]. Change the world, one video at a time.The We Do Campaign | 3:19 Campaign for Southern Equality Often, nothing is stronger than simple documentation of real people fighting for their rights.

3 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Be An Ally Without Stepping On Toes

Frogloop

With the need for the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the killing of communities of color, the tragedy at Pulse in Orlando , and the passing of HB2 in North Carolina, lots of nonprofits have been stepping forward as a resource, a support center, or through advocacy. It’s been a pretty tough year for communities across the nation.

Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time

VisionLink

Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina. VisionLink is partnering with local churches and community groups to poll between 2,000-3,000 people throughout North Carolina. BOULDER, Colo. — 5, 2015— VisionLink , a community inspired software and consulting company, has developed a free, shareable, real-time, geo-tagged map depicting actual damage reports produced by Hurricane Joaquin.

e-NC Authority Receives ‘Techie Award’ for Community Efforts :: WRAL.com

AFP Blog

5, 2007Raleigh — The e-NC Authority, which is driving availability and use of broadband services across North Carolina, is a winner of a 2007 Techie Award from the Grassroots.org organization.The award is giving to groups in recognition of efforts e-NC Authority Receives ‘Techie Award’ for Community Efforts :: WRAL.com: "e-NC Authority Receives ‘Techie Award’ for Community Effortse-NCPosted: Apr.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

South Carolina's Nonprofit Summit. South Carolina's Nonprofit Summit. South Carolina’s Nonprofit Summit is the state’s largest and most comprehensive conference designed specifically by and for leaders in the nonprofit sector. North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) / San Diego, CA / $850. Conference for North Carolina's Nonprofits. Conference for North Carolina's Nonprofits.

Cross-Sector Skill Sharing in Action

Connection Cafe

Despite close offices in “The Triangle” region of North Carolina, Fidelity Investments and The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina (RTF) first met through a skills-based volunteer program on (of course) technology.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

South Carolina's Nonprofit Summit. South Carolina's Nonprofit Summit. South Carolina’s Nonprofit Summit is the state’s largest and most comprehensive conference designed specifically by and for leaders in the nonprofit sector. Collaborate with peers from across North America who understand your challenges. North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) / New Orleans, LA / $725. Conference for North Carolina's Nonprofits. It's finally here!

VisionLink Supports the National Academy Foundation’s Work-Based Learning Fellows

VisionLink

The NAF WBL Fellows initiative, with academy leaders from North Carolina, Louisiana, New York, Nevada, Texas, and California, fostered sharing of expertise among leaders in order to deepen their practice, and co-create effective WBL tools and strategies to help the larger NAF network ensure that all students are prepared for college and careers.

TLA Profile: Ada Jenkins Center

NTEN

The Ada Jenkins Center near Charlotte, North Carolina, provides crisis assistance and the integrated delivery of. Creating a comprehensive IT strategy helps a popular community center gain board support for key technology initiatives, including a new VoIP phone system and new computer hardware. Collaborating with the board of directors to implement an IT strategy. Kimberlee Roth. Owner. Outword, LLC. read more

Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

North Carolina. . . What is the EFSLMP? The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program is an initiative from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, a division of the Department of Labor. . Purpose of EFSLMP. The focus of the EFSLMP is to provide mentorship to "core states" through intensive technical assistance.

Tuesday at the Gathering

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

One new initiative that I got to hear about was the L3C proposed in North Carolina. The Board Meeting The board meeting went well. I met Kris Prendergast, the new CEO of the Social Enterprise Alliance, as well as new board members for the first time.

More NTEN Stories, More Member Prizes

NTEN

Today, Paul Jones from North Carolina Center for Nonprofits tells us how she uses technology on a daily basis: Our daily prize winner, who will receive a care package full of NTEN goodies, is. NTEN Members continue to rock Member Appreciation Month, participating in free webinars, giving each other shout outs with #NTENThanks and, of course, sharing their NTEN Stories.

You Can Win the Fiscal Year-End Marathon, and Here’s How

Connection Cafe

Annice Reed, CPA, MBA, Controller for North Texas State Soccer. North Texas State Soccer is a not-for-profit organization that offers soccer programs for over 165,000 youth and adults in that region. Prior to joining AICPA, Sandi was Controller for North Carolina Community Foundation, a not-for-profit grantmaking organization with over $200 million in assets providing local resource allocation to support vital causes and scholarships across North Carolina.

Veterans Organic Garden: An Off-the-Grid Jobs Program

Tech Soup Blog

When we found out about Lovay Wallace-Singleton's new project to build a solar-powered organic garden in North Carolina, one that also brings rehabilitation and jobs to veterans, we had to talk to her. It's located in the city of New Bern in North Carolina's Inner Banks region. She told me that North Carolina is a natural fit for her project because the two largest industries there are agriculture and military.

Where's the Care2 Team in August 2011?

Frogloop

Care2's own Jocelyn Harmon is out on the speaking path again, this time delivering the keynote at AFP's North Carolina Philanthropy Conference. AFP North Carolina Philanthropy Conference Durham, NC. The dog days of summer are upon us, and like the recommended fabric for the season our conference schedule is light and breezy. Watch for us at a handful of important conferences this month.

How To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

He holds degrees from Claremont McKenna College, Syracuse University and the University of North Carolina Edward M. Marshall's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it.

Four Trends to Follow at AFP’s 2017 International Fundraising Conference

Connection Cafe

Carlos Garcia, CETYS University System ; Tamaki Onishi, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Lesley Ray, Mater Foundation; Laurie Trujillo, Aliados Consulting Group; Lilya Wagner, Philanthropic Service. This year’s AFP fundraising conference is all about disruption. How are the rules of philanthropy changing, and what does that mean for fundraisers and the supporters they’re accountable to?

The 2013 Charitable Giving Report

Connection Cafe

Todd Cohen, founder of Philanthropy North Carolina, interviewed several leading fundraising professionals in all nine fields of interest where Blackbaud tracks fundraising performance. The 2013 Charitable Giving Report includes 24 months of overall giving data from 4,129 nonprofit organizations representing more than $12.5 billion in total fundraising. The report also includes online giving data from 3,359 nonprofits representing $1.7 million in online fundraising.

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How To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

He holds degrees from Claremont McKenna College, Syracuse University and the University of North Carolina. Edward M. Marshall's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader.

The New Mobile Normal & Three Easy Ways to Address It

NetWits

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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5 Posts to Inspire and Kick Start Your End-of-Year Fundraising Plans

NonProfit Hub

She has a degree in English Literature and Communication Studies and is a British ex pat, currently soaking up southern living in Cary, North Carolina. Caron Beesley is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. She is a marketing communications consultant and writer for Salsa. She has over 15 years experience helping organizations large and small connect and engage with their audiences.

Seeing Beyond Sight

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The questions were illustrated by the stories behind the pictures shot by his students at the state school for the blind in North Carolina. Tony Deifell rocks!

Tourists, Travelers, and Snowbirds: Empowering Community Leaders to Navigate Broadband

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I met Elizabeth Hundley Finley, the development and communications manager for the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina , a couple of weeks ago at an AFP workshop I presented.

Lame spams of the day: eBay and Paypal transfers

Robert Weiner

Bank account BANK OF NORTH CAROLINA. I got a ton of these earlier this week. First clue it's spam: when you get 10 versions of the same message. I particularly like the randomized "buyer emails" like lorem.eget.mollis@tinciduntDonecvitae.ca. The text was all variations on this theme: Transaction ID 934493892393 Transaction Time : 7/23/2012 03:00 PDT. Your funds are now available. Dear robert@rlweiner.com, The funds from this eBay payment are now available for use.

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Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

Connection Cafe

I once facilitated a focus group for the North Carolina Symphony, and the donors loved it! There’s a crisis brewing in the fundraising world. And it’s all about our donors , the ones who are deserting us. Donors can be fickle, and they’re fleeing our organizations in vast numbers these days. Overall, the numbers are disappointing and stark. Research completed by Target Analytics® in 2015 shows that: Only 29% of first-time donors renewed their gifts.

Seven Ways To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

He holds degrees from Claremont McKenna College, Syracuse University and the University of North Carolina. Edward M. Marshall's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it.

Where Do I Vote? via txt Message

Mobile Commons

In North Carolina, the State Democratic Party is using an mData to allow their constituents to txt ‘EARLY’ and the name of their county to 69866 to get the address of their early voting location. We just launched a new mData that we are very proud of.

WNYC Wins Major Award for Crowdsourced Snow Map Using Mobile Commons Platform

Mobile Commons

This elite group, composed of creative minds in the new media industry, included representatives of Storify, NPR, Facebook, CNN International and universities such as the University of North Carolina and the College of Staten Island. We’re thrilled that WNYC Radio picked up a prestigious prize for breaking news at this year’s Online Journalism Awards last night.