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

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Today’s Q&A is with Julie Vargo, CIO of Advancement IT at The Ohio State University. She is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and oversight of information technology and records for the university’s advancement office, and currently serves as the chair of the Blackbaud Higher Education Product Advisory Group. A: Honestly, I was more focused on working for Ohio State then in higher education.

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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

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Quick Hit: Three Blogs to Expand Your Arts Nonprofit Universe

Museum 2.0

Joe Patti runs a performing arts center in Ohio. He is based in Seattle, but the blog is pretty universal. 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.

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. Members from organizations like the National Governor''s Association , Community College Research Center at Columbia University , and the National Conference of State Legislatures , served as content experts who guided the team planning using best practices from the field. Two weeks ago VisionLink''s W.

Leadership Reframe – Aiming Toward Three Outcomes, Together

Nonprofit Talent

By Rick Martin, Senior Consultant, Organization & Leadership Effectiveness, The Ohio State University. Rick Martin Senior Consultant Organization & Leadership Effectiveness The Ohio State University richardjosephmartin@yahoo.com.

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Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011

NetWits

With more than eight years of experience in the nonprofit arena, he has worked with a diverse group of organizations including LIVESTRONG, United Methodist Church, American Heart Association, Family Life, Darkness to Light, University of Richmond, Big Brother Big Sisters, ChildFund Int’l, and more. She holds an MBA and other degrees from Stanford and Oxford Universities and was a Skoll Foundation Scholar. Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. It’s that time again.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

The Best Virtual Event Use Cases

AccelEvents

The hybrid event is based out of Cleveland Ohio, U.S., Maybe you’ve heard about the hype and are eager to see how an event can drive your brand awareness. Or, your brand has a virtual event idea aimed at increasing revenue, but you are not sure of the right way to do it.

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.

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

AFP Blog

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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A Few Minutes With Patrick Westerlund, Education & Impact Investing Consultant, Tony R. Wells Foundation

Nonprofit Talent

The team found that less than 20% of Ohio nonprofits had ever thought of a foundation as more than a grantmaker. The team searched university programs, centers, etc., Patrick Westerlund Education & Impact Investing Consultant, Tony R. Wells Foundation 614-335-5009 ext.

On the Future of Braille: Thoughts by Radical Braille Advocates

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And while the advancement of technology presents new types of challenges for accessibility, we at Benetech see them as tremendous opportunities for making content truly and universally accessible. 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.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: Google Analytics Overview. Cleveland, Ohio: Measuring Results. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Strengthening the Capacity of Female University Dropouts. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year. That's why this is the perfect time to make a fresh start on your nonprofit tech resolutions.

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NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Strengthening the Capacity of Female University Dropouts. National Volunteer Week has come and gone, but I ask you to join me every week in celebrating the amazing contributions of TechSoup's NetSquared community. Our mighty army of volunteers hosted over 500 free nonprofit technology trainings last year, and we're on track to reach even more organizers this year.

Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

There are local government based nonprofit programs like Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities in Ohio, and ARC Broward. There are university based nonprofit programs like Assistive Technology of Ohio at The Ohio State University , which has a unique Adaptive Toy Lending Program.

Can Social Media Save Lives? Guest Post by Porter Gale

Beth Kanter

Meanwhile, a team at Stanford University is running a bone marrow event with cheek swabbing for Amit today and next week (@100KCheeks) and helping universities across the country run similar simple events through DoSomething.org. Cheek swab parties and events are bubbling up from Berkeley to Ohio.

4 Lessons in Higher Education Engagement from “Animal House”

NonProfit Hub

It’s perhaps the best educational motto in the history of the universe, as well as the fabled quote inscribed upon the statue of Faber College’s legendary/forgettable founder in the opening scene of Animal House. For as much as marketers try to decode the enigma that is the millennial generation and see what these students have in common, they sometimes neglect how unique college and university campuses are. “Seven Years of College Down the Drain.”.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Douala, Cameroon: Strengthening the Capacity of Female University Dropouts. Buéa, Cameroon: Strengthening the Capacity of Female University Dropouts. Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events. But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers.

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4 Lessons in Higher Education Engagement from “Animal House”

NonProfit Hub

It’s perhaps the best educational motto in the history of the universe, as well as the fabled quote inscribed upon the statue of Faber College’s legendary/forgettable founder in the opening scene of Animal House. For as much as marketers try to decode the enigma that is the millennial generation and see what these students have in common, they sometimes neglect how unique college and university campuses are. “Seven Years of College Down the Drain.”.

A simple, but profound, change in how we think about volunteers

ASU Lodestar Center

Lisa Humenik has a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit leadership and has been a member of the faculty for the nonprofit management certificate program at Iowa State University Extension and for the volunteer management certificate program at the Union Institute in Cincinnati. She has also worked as the Director of Volunteer Services for health systems in Iowa, Ohio, and Illinois and as a Special Projects Manager for Points of Light/HandsOn Network.

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A Veteran's Day Reflection on Temporal Community

ASU Lodestar Center

Lance received an MPA from the Ohio State University. posted by Lance Decker, President. LL Decker & Associates, Inc. I returned from this Monday''s Veteran’s Day Parade with a lingering sense of connection this year. My wife had a luncheon date so I went to the parade alone. To honor the occasion I wore a patriotic ball cap, a t-shirt that said, “Marine Dad,” and I hung my old Army garrison cap over my belt.

Crowdsourcing Skills for Human Rights via Movements.org

Tech Soup Blog

After taking degrees at UCLA and Tel Aviv University and completing a tour of duty with the Israeli Army, Keyes became coordinator for democracy programs under famed Soviet dissident and Israeli minister Natan Sharansky. I asked Keyes, "How do you make sure that well-meaning young lawyer in Dayton, Ohio won't end up getting that Saudi dissident disappeared?”

Game On: How Gamification is Changing the Sector

ASU Lodestar Center

While growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio he learned to his passion was within the arts and photography. After graduating from high school, he moved to Arizona in 2007 to pursue his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. posted by Rudy Frank Graduate Student, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

Two Nonprofit Leaders of the Future: Heather and Rosetta

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In a few weeks, the NP2020 will be bring together individuals from around the country to begin a discussion about leadership in the nonprofit sector at the Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Heather recently left her job at Aspiration and is moving to San Diego to pursue a PhD in Leadership with nonprofit focus at the University of San Diego. Rosetta and Heather.

AOL tries to discuss a difficult issue

ASU Lodestar Center

Lance received an MPA from the Ohio State University. posted by Lance Decker President LL Decker & Associates, Inc. Earlier this month Tim Armstrong, the CEO of AOL, stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy with his comments about two distressed “million-dollar” premature babies born to employees that prompted him to suggest reducing the corporation’s 401(k) retirement benefits for everyone.

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Overhead: Time to Pull Our Heads Out of the Sand?

Connection Cafe

On the other hand, Brian Mittendorf, a professor of accounting at Ohio State University’s Fisher School of Business, concluded from research that “there is limited evidence supporting the view that excessive scrutiny of accounting numbers is serving to undermine nonprofit growth” (2). In just about any place you look today for advice on fundraising, overhead is being discussed.

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Martin Luther King Day - Let Freedom Ring

VisionLink

It was in a small town in northeastern Ohio, six months after my ex-wife and I adopted our son, Jonathan. And here I was in this small town in Ohio, the white father of a 9-month old African-American baby, becoming aware of my own racism. The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I''d direct you to Let Freedom Ring , written by Stan Stahl (and included below.)

What Can I Do About Genocide? An Interview with Janessa Goldbeck

Have Fun - Do Good

Now the Sudan Divestment Task Force has divested over two dozen US states, 50 universities, more than 15 cities, and placed Federal restrictions on Sudan linked investments. The Genocide Intervention Network was originally founded by a few students at Swarthmore College, and STAND, which was originally Students Taking Action Now: Darfur, was formed by a group of students at Georgetown University. One of the world's challenges that disturbs me the most is genocide.

The Wildness in the Corner: A Discussion with Jason Nelson

Museum 2.0

Jason Nelson is a lecturer in cyberstudies/digital art/digital creative writing at Griffith University in Queensland, AU. As an artist and a lecturer at the university, I'm expected to put my work up in competitions as art. When I lived in Bowling Green, the museums in Ohio used to bother me with exhibitions like The Art of Star Wars. Okay, I lied. Last week I announced the end of Game Friday.

Change from the Inside: A Conversation with COSI

Museum 2.0

COSI is a hands-on science center in Columbus, Ohio. For example, we’re actively pursuing outreach opportunities and connections with the community, the local tech industry, universities. What’s harder: coming up with great experimental ideas or jumping through institutional hoops to make the experiments happen? I think, sadly, that we all know the answer. Today, an interview with staff from a museum with an incredibly healthy attitude towards experimentation with social media.