Q&A with sgLEADERS: Julie Vargo, The Ohio State University

Connection Cafe

Today’s Q&A is with Julie Vargo, CIO of Advancement IT at The Ohio State University. A: Honestly, I was more focused on working for Ohio State then in higher education. Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of as CIO of The Ohio State University Foundation? More about Julie: As CIO of Advancement at Ohio State University, Julie Vargo is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and oversight of Information Technology and Records.

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Association Social Media: Philanthropy Ohio

SocialFish

——————— This interview is with Jessica Howard, Membership Services Associate, Philanthropy Ohio. Our main constituents are our members throughout the state of Ohio and our prospect members. Great morning with my Philanthropy Ohio colleagues from Ohio. Philanthropy Ohio (@PhilanthropyOH) July 9, 2014. When I came onto the job, Philanthropy Ohio had a Twitter account, but hadn’t given it much thought.

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Ohio State professor uses satellite images to aid Nepal relief effort | The Columbus Dispatch

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Ohio State professor uses satellite images to aid Nepal relief effort | The Columbus Dispatch : "But after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal on April 25, killing more than 7,000 people and injuring at least 14,000 more, Howat and one of his colleagues, a researcher at the University of Minnesota, realized that the technology they use could help relief efforts." 'via via Blog this

Cisco, nonprofit launch community network projects in northern Ohio - Computerworld

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Cisco, nonprofit launch community network projects in northern Ohio - Computerworld: "n a videoconference and Webcast presentation organized by Cisco, OneCommunity CEO Scot Rourke said the Cisco partnership will allow an expansion of telemedicine programs between hospitals and patients, using a $13 million federal grant, and free public Internet access for job training centers in low-income areas

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Daily DoGooder: Nothing Ohio-Taste Test

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Change the world, one video at a time.Nothing Ohio-Taste Test | 0:32 Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks At a time of year when consumption and giving is valued for economics and symbolic gesture, this poignant video cuts to the quick, revealing the hard contrast between those who have food choices and those who don’t. [.].

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Nonprofit Workplace Wellness Initiatives: United Way of Central Ohio

Beth Kanter

United Way of Ohio – Healthy Eating Event. Recently, colleague Neil Parekh the of the United Way called my attention to the to the United Way of Central Ohio and its employee wellness initiatives focused on healthy eating. Four years ago, the United Way of Central Ohio created a staff committee that focuses on balanced well-being, which also includes healthy eating.

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How Bethany Deines and Betsy Wood Apply Trust Agent Principles on behalf of the Children's Medical Center of Dayton, Ohio

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Bethany Deines and Besty Woods from the The Children's Medical Center of Dayton, Ohio were the lucky winners. There’s a local mom from the Beavercreek, Ohio area on Twitter and she has followed us for a few months. Bethany Deines and Betsy Woods Last month, shortly after Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith was published, there was discussion on nonprofit blogs about how to apply some of the principles to a nonprofit context.

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Content Marketing Can be King For Donors | The NonProfit Times

AFP Blog

Those are some of the results of a survey released by the Content Marketing Institute of Cleveland, Ohio, and Charleston, S.C. Content Marketing Can be King For Donors | The NonProfit Times : More than nine out of 10 nonprofit marketers, or 92 percent, use content marketing, but only 26 percent consider themselves effective at it. One-quarter has a documented content strategy.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home I’m running an ad in Ohio I’m running an ad in Ohio Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2008 03:49 Written by Steve Thursday, 11 September 2008 08:41 After Chris Bowers’ brilliant idea about how to run your own paid media campaign, I decided to give it a shot and personally run a google ad in Ohio. Here’s the ad as it’s running in Ohio right now.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

The Village Network is a behavioral health organization helping youth and families in Ohio and West Virginia become healthy and have brighter futures. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year. Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month to bring attention the ongoing need for proper support and health care services for those affected.

Daily DoGooder: Fracking: Things Find a Way

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Change the world, one video at a time.Fracking: Things Find a Way | 2:05 Earthjustice The suspected correlation between the recent earthquake activity in Ohio and nearby fracking illustrates the dangerous potential of unintended consequences that drilling can have.

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Put on a Happy Face: Happy Digital Characters Sell Products Better :: PNNOnline ::

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New Ohio State University research suggests that the simulated emotions of digital Put on a Happy Face: Happy Digital Characters Sell Products Better :: PNNOnline ::: "Put on a Happy Face: Happy Digital Characters Sell Products BetterPosted by: laurakujawski on Friday, March 23, 2007Topic Special FeaturesEven in the digital world, people respond to the expression of a computerized face.

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VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Consulting is Proud to support the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy

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States participating in the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy are: California Hawaii Illinois New Mexico Ohio Oklahoma West Virginia VisionLink is proud to partner with the Complete College America and believe that “We all work better by working together”. VisionLink’s unique Strategic Advantage consulting department is proud to be supporting the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy (CCA).

A Bookshare Valentine’s Day Love Story

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

She was a proofreader in Ohio who saw a new Welsh name, Evan Reese, on the Bookshare volunteer list. She said that he had the persistence of a used car salesman, but he finally won her shy permission to fly to Ohio to meet. They live together in Ohio now with two cute, affectionate, house dogs. This true story was written by two Bookshare volunteers, Evan Reese and Lissi Deren.

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Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

. . 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. According to Econsys.com 300 hundred hours of technical assistance is focused on "provider transformation, capacity building, employer engagement, school-to work transitions."

Daily DoGooder: Fracking: Things Find a Way

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Change the world, one video at a time.Fracking: Things Find a Way | 2:05 Earthjustice The suspected correlation between the recent earthquake activity in Ohio and nearby fracking illustrates the dangerous potential of unintended consequences that drilling can have.

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5 Colleges Using Social Media to Boost Student-Alumni Relations

SocialFish

Ohio State University. It was no happy coincidence or streak of luck Obama won the votes of Ohio — one of the most notorious swing-states — in 2012. The win was all due to the students at Ohio State University and how tuned in to social media they are. Guest post by Maria Peterson, an early education specialist who writes about advocating for head start schools.

Performance Based Funding Institute to Improve Higher Education

VisionLink

At the Institute, 9 Community Colleges from Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina gathered to discuss engaging stakeholders around success for all community college students. Two weeks ago VisionLink''s W. 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.

Stories of Resilience: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Connection Cafe

Even before the Cincinnati Zoo had to temporarily shut its doors, staff had begun developing virtual programming when Ohio school buildings closed in mid-March. Stories of Resilience: A Series Brought To You By The Blackbaud Institute. As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, social good organizations are working creatively to navigate the new landscape.

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VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Department Produces Complete College America’s National STEM Careers Academy

VisionLink

This Academy, the 13th Completion Academy produced for CCA by VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage department over the past five years, included teams from Massachusetts, Idaho, Illinois, Ohio, and the District of Columbia. "Between 1970 and 2009, undergraduate enrollment in the United States more than doubled, while the completion rate has been virtually unchanged.

From Coast to Coast: How Healthcare Organizations are Handling the Outpouring of Support and In-Kind Gifts

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Ohio ( Aultman Hospital ) : We would like to offer our heartfelt?gratitude Ohio (Fayette County Memorial Hospital) : ?After The concept of time for those of us staying at home who aren’t in direct services h as radically changed. Months ago, there were weekends when I felt as though I ran from one obligation to the next.

Join Benetech in the Skoll Foundation’s 2014 Social Entrepreneurs Challenge!

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When our team last caught up with him, he was a busy student at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, rejoicing in his ability to read independently and reach his full potential. Zach Bryant loves reading non-fiction. This wasn’t always the case, though. Zach has Cerebral Palsy , which causes movement and coordination problems, and which keeps him from speaking and walking. To communicate his thoughts, he uses an alternative augmentative communication device.

TAACCCT Grantee Focus Group / Reception

VisionLink

We really appreciate the input from community college leaders from Ohio, Alabama, and Illinois--and we look forward to implementing their suggestions. On behalf of TAConnecT, VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter conducted a focus group at the AACC (American Association of Community Colleges) Convention: Igniting Innovation , and hosted a well attended networking reception.

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Hiring Trainers for My Community-Based Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

A few weeks ago, we wrote about ACCEL, the organization managing the Connect Your Community project in Appalachian Ohio. Originally published at TechSoup for Libraries. Guest blog post by Jason Schroeder, Appalachian Center for Collaborative and Engaged Learning. In this guest blog post, Jason Schroeder explains his hiring process for the project. He argues that when hiring public computing trainers, the primary criterion should be community-mindedness, not technical expertise. read more.

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Working America Drives Local Action with Targeted Text Messages

Mobile Commons

But some – from unemployment in New Mexico to union rights in Ohio – are highly local. Working America is a national organization that represents working families on a wide variety of issues. Some of those issues are national. So Working America uses locally targeted mobile outreach to make sure they’re sending their messages to only the people who care about them. A targeted local text message can reach local members when urgent political action is needed.

Public speaking for change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I originally started this blog as a way to keep more of our Benetech team aware of what was going on with me and other team members (through guest blogs) while on our travels. Many of us spend a big chunk of our time on the road rather than in the office, and it's good to share some of the reasons our office chairs are often empty! Speaking publicly is an important part of our work.

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The Evolution of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and the Rise of DIY

Connection Cafe

the Pelotonia cycling event in Columbus, Ohio), Unusual (e.g. As a kid, I was fascinated by exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History on the evolution of man and loved to watch National Geographic specials showing archaeologists digging up bones and piecing together our long chain of predecessors: Homo Erectus, Neanderthals, Cro Magnons and the like.

Potato Salad and Ice Water: What Nonprofits Can Learn from the New Crowdfunders

Connection Cafe

From the phenomenon that was the Ice Bucket Challenge to the Ohio man who raised over $55,000 to make potato salad, we have a wide variety of Crowdfunding examples in the news. There have certainly been some creative projects out in the Crowdfunding ecosystem recently. And, we know that many a non-profit board has charged their development team to, “Get us into this Crowdfunding thing.”. But, what is this “Crowdfunding thing”? Let’s start with a definition.

Essential Marketing Tip: Let Your Mission Statement Inspire Action

NonProfit Hub

In a study done at Ohio University, they found that millennials are drawn to a strong mission statement. What should be at the top of your priority list when starting a nonprofit? Making a kickass mission statement. Your mission statement is at the core of your nonprofit’s brand. It communicates why you do what you do and how you’re going to do it. You need something that will speak to the masses and inspire action. Here are a few tips on how to create one that stands on its own two feet.

Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011

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Beverly has a MLS degree from Rutgers University, a MA in history, an archival certificate from New York University and a BA in Spanish from Ohio State University. Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. It’s that time again. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us. There are a ton of great activities, networking opportunities and sessions focused on the non-profit space this year – one of which Blackbaud will be moderating.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Mason, Ohio: Connecting Nonprofits and Techies in Cincinnati. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Mason, Ohio: Help Create an App for Homeless to Manage Money More Effectively. West Chester, Ohio: Southwest Ohio Give Camp. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season.

Upcoming Webinar on April 26: Finding Funders for Your Cause

Tech Soup Blog

David has an extensive background in the nonprofit sector, having served both as a program officer for the Stocker Foundation in Lorain, Ohio, and as the director of grants and prospect research at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. As you may recall, last month we held a webinar with the Foundation Center titled Mapping Philanthropy: How You Can Use Data Visualization to Do Good. If you did not get a chance to attend, you can still watch the recording of the event.

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Throwing Open The Doors

Museum 2.0

Even now in my office, looking out over my rainy Ohio street, I keep thinking about that little museum. Recently, I was in Maine on a research trip/ quick family getaway. My children were fairly patient, partly as they don’t know there are families that don’t drag their children with them for work trips. As many a museum parent, I also assume I am dragging my children with me, often forgetting that they like museums.

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The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Ohio charitable registration: $50-$200, depending on contributions from Ohio residents during the preceding fiscal year. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

BTOP Projects at Work: Developing an Engaging Curriculum

Tech Soup Blog

Two nonprofit agencies are using NTIA's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant funding to train communities in Washington and Ohio on computer skills and broadband access. This post originally appeared on the TechSoup for Libraries blog and was authored by Jennifer Anthony. An engaging, tailored curriculum can make all the difference when providing training to people who have had minimal experience with technology.

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Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

New ‘Hope” line via text for Ohioans The state of Ohio unveiled a free, confidential way for people to connect to crisis intervention counselors through text messages last month. “We Let KERA And Electionland Know About Your Early Voting Problems Electionland is a project that will cover access to the ballot and problems that prevent people from exercising their right to vote during the 2016 election.

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How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day

NetWits

Giving Day’s) like those held in Minnesota, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Ohio and Texas have raised tens of millions of dollars and generated significant publicity for their nonprofit communities. Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. It’s a day-to-day fact of life. And because fundraising continues to shift from offline to online nonprofits are faced with a growing need to find new and innovative ways to do fundraising through online sources.

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Forging Partnerships with ISPs

Tech Soup Blog

Two nonprofit organizations are using the funds from the NTIA's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant to partner with ISPs and provide communities in New Mexico and Ohio with broadband access. This post was written by Jennifer Anthony and originally appeared on the TechSoup for Libraries Blog. Remote and low-income communities often have limited choices when it comes to broadband, and the few options they do have are often cost prohibitive.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Kevin Boyle, a professor of history at Ohio State University, won the nonfiction prize for "Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age," is a 1920s courtroom drama about the murder trial of Dr. Ossian Sweet, who purchased a house in an all white neighborhood in Detroit with some serious consequences. Bookshare.org News. Bookshare.org has the ability to move quickly!

Content strategy for associations is different

SocialFish

In Ohio, we called these "elephant ears." " Is that weird? Because content is our business. We can’t give it all away. Have you read the feature article in the August 2011 edition of Associations Now? It’s called “ Map Out Your Content Strategy ” and it’s a pretty good overview of the content challenges that every association faces. For me, there is no cliche more cringe-inducing than “content is king.”

Quick Hit: Three Blogs to Expand Your Arts Nonprofit Universe

Museum 2.0

Joe Patti runs a performing arts center in Ohio. It''s that time of year. Scrambling at work, socializing afterwards. which, if you are a torn extro/introvert like me, can involve a lot of time in the bathroom reading while everyone else is toasting the season. Here are three blogs that I''m loving these days for breaks from the chaos. Each of them comes from the extended family of museums: close enough to be relevant, far enough to spark new thinking.

On the Future of Braille: Thoughts by Radical Braille Advocates

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Bookshare is participating at the National Federation of the Blind’s National Convention in Orlando, Florida on July 1-6, 2013 and at the American Council of the Blind’s 52nd Annual National Conference & Convention in Columbus, Ohio on July 4-12, 2013. Guest Beneblog by Betsy Beaumon, VP and General Manager, Benetech’s Global Literacy Program.

A new face in Beaconfire’s Tech room

Beaconfire Wire

Curtis joins us from Ohio, and brings more than 9 years of experience in website and application development. We’re pleased to welcome Curtis Holland , the newest member of our Software Engineering team! He regularly uses PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML and XML in his bag of tricks. He is skilled in both developing custom sites and extending content management systems including WordPress and Drupal, and has several years experience with Level 3 System Administration.

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