Tech nonprofit AIM finds a fit with a crowdfunding operation for artists - Omaha.com

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Tech nonprofit AIM finds a fit with a crowdfunding operation for artists - Omaha.com : The crowdfunding site that supported her book about her family''s experience with Alzheimer''s disease has now been acquired by an Omaha organization that expects to expand its influence nationwide.

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4 Grant Writing Tips to Bolster Relationships with Foundations

NonProfit Hub

Jeff Kutash, the executive director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation in Omaha, Neb, deals with grants on a daily basis. Grant writing is a time-consuming process. It can also be nerve-wracking if you’re inexperienced or working on a particularly important grant. What does the head of a foundation that gave $18 million in grant money last year have to say about grant writing and the relationship between foundations and nonprofit professionals? Don’t get trapped.

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A New Habitat: Transforming Communities with Remote Work Tools

Tech Soup Blog

My interview with Bob Lynn, the technology manager at the Omaha, Nebraska branch of Habitat for Humanity, is a lesson in the advantages of remote work tools. Habitat for Humanity of Omaha has built 993 homes for families since 1984, and has doubled in size twice since Bob Lynn joined the team in 2008. Habitat for Humanity of Omaha was the first-place winner in TechSoup's January 2015 Remote Work Success Stories contest. Images: Habitat for Humanity of Omaha.

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4 Grant Writing Tips to Bolster Relationships with Foundations

NonProfit Hub

Jeff Kutash, the executive director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation in Omaha, Neb, deals with grants on a daily basis. Grant writing is a time-consuming process. It can also be nerve-wracking if you’re inexperienced or working on a particularly important grant. What does the head of a foundation that gave $18 million in grant money last year have to say about grant writing and the relationship between foundations and nonprofit professionals?

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Nonprofit Branding: The Big IDEA

NonProfit Hub

It’s with more than a little local pride that we mention that Omaha Community Foundation was named by Laidler-Kylander as a capital collaborator in a recent Forbes article. When it comes to branding, it’s time to talk about a big new IDEA. We know what you’re thinking—another forced acronym to tell you something you already know about branding. You’re probably a little leery of the notion of nonprofit branding to begin with. Sounds corporate, right? Wrong!

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Marketing and Engagement: Making the most of your Emails

Amy Sample Ward

Last week, I visited Omaha, Nebraska, and had a great time presenting to the PRSA Nebraska chapter. I shared results from the newest eNonprofit Benchmarks Study from NTEN and M+R Strategic Services. Below are my slides and a round-up of tips for getting started with a more engaged membership responding to your emails! Email Campaigns: Know Your Audience and Get Results. View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. Highlights.

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Cool App Roundup: Arts Organization Edition

Tech Soup Blog

Discovering Public Art with Public Art Omaha. Public Art Omaha created a searchable online database and mobile apps (for Apple and Android ) that do just that. The really cool thing is how Public Art Omaha did it: their public art. Technology students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. This Cool App Roundup from the App It Up. project will focus on apps for arts organizations, with a practical. twist. We'll share some interesting apps developed for arts.

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Coming up.

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

I'll be spending most of that final week of October in Omaha, where my coworker Curtis Matthews and I will be poised to put out fires as we put the Omaha/Council Bluffs YMCA new public camp registration system online. October is shaping up to be a busy month. On the 18th and 19th, Doria and I will be in Raleigh, where we've been invited to give a presentation at the first of a series of regional technology conferences sponsored by the YMCA of the USA.

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The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

Omaha. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report. For many years now Blackbaud has published data on the most generous online giving cities in the United States. For the 2013 edition, we made the decision to significantly expand the amount of data in the analysis.

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Webinar Recap: App It Up!

Tech Soup Blog

Public Art Omaha. On January 19, I had the pleasure of assisting in our app-inspired webinar, App It Up! You can now view a recording of the webinar to watch at your convenience. The App It Up! webinar featured two great speakers, Ariel Gilbert-Knight from TechSoup , and Shawn Michael of NPower. This webinar was inspired by the power and popularity of TechSoup's App It Up project , which was developed thanks to a grant from Microsoft.

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Back in D.C.

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

after a week working with our old friends at the Omaha/Council Bluffs YMCA. I'm back in D.C. Here are two other D.C. non-profit pundits you'll want to add to your reading list: Jillaine Smith's blog, At the Intersection , focuses on organizational development: leadership, strategic planning, communication. At the same time she is deeply aware of the role technology plays in the growth of any organization these days.

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The Future of Work: A Manifesto

SocialFish

This manifesto is a work in progress, and my personal output from 4 incredible days in Omaha last November with Joe Gerstandt, Jason Lauritsen, Jamie Notter, Janyne Emsick, Jen Benz, Eric WineGardner, Charlie Judy, James Papiano, Stuart Chittenden, Mike Wagner and David Ballard.

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Website Accessibility

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

My colleague Jack Dill, marketing director at the YMCA of Greater Omaha, sent me a link yesterday to an article in the Non-Profit Times discussing the lawsuit by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) against Target Corp. Web Accessibility standards are not new, but as the internet becomes more central to American life, the issue of website usability by people with disabilities is getting its day in court.

What I've been learning, cooking, reading, teaching and making

Have Fun - Do Good

I made the: Carrot Cake Pancakes Kale Salad with Butternut Squash and Lentils Lentil-a-roni Lentil-Quinoa Stew with Kale Omaha Yakisoba Puffy Pillow Pancakes Sunflower Mac and the Roasted Yellow Beet Salad with Warm Maple-Mustard Dressing I wish I''d had time to try more recipes, but I''m really struggling with finding the time and energy to cook now that I''m working outside of my home a few days a week. Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders! I''ve missed you.

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From the Kids’ Table to the Adults’ Table: Taking Relationships Seriously in a World of Networks

Beth Kanter

Similarly, Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein, Executive Director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation, a private independent philanthropic trust in Omaha, Nebraska, says, “We place a high priority and value on building enduring relationships with our grantees. As we see it, the Omaha community is relationships.”. Flickr Photo by Banana Custard.

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Why Kansas City Has a Shot at Bridging the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

The broadband company, CenturyLink , is also building a gigabit fiber network in Omaha, so this is definitely a growing trend. I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the new Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund. It addresses the thorny problem of bringing the 25 percent or so of people in the city who are still not participating in the information age to inclusion. I say thorny because despite the nearly $300 million in stimulus funding awarded by the U.S.

The Lessons Learned From Small Businesses

Eric Jacobson

You’ll read those dozens of stories captured by three information-hungry economist/b-school professor buddies who traveled Memphis, TN to Omaha, NE; Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL to Cincinnati, OH, and so on. If you’re like me, you love road trips. And, if you’re like most everyone, you appreciate hearing a good story. Just imagine how intriguing it would be to hear stories about six road trips. Six road trips across the U.S.

How Small Businesses Inspire Big Businesses

Eric Jacobson

You’ll read those dozens of stories captured by three information-hungry economist/b-school professor buddies who traveled Memphis, TN to Omaha, NE; Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL to Cincinnati, OH, and so on. Just imagine how intriguing it would be to hear stories about six road trips. Six road trips across the U.S.

6 Road Trips Reveal Critical Lessons For Business Success

Eric Jacobson

You’ll read those dozens of stories captured by three information-hungry economist/b-school professor buddies who traveled Memphis, TN to Omaha, NE; Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL to Cincinnati, OH, and so on. If you’re like me, you love road trips. And, if you’re like most everyone, you appreciate hearing a good story. Just imagine how intriguing it would be to hear stories about six road trips. Six road trips across the U.S.

Heartland Pride: Winner of the #npfail Little Bets Contest

Beth Kanter

The second year we made changes and moved our event to a large park in Omaha and in doing so we were able to save the organization more than 25K in expenses and make it possible for us to retain more of our profits allowing us to provide larger grants and scholarships to help the local LGBT community! Last month, during the Nonprofit Technology Conference plenary session on placing little bets and learning from failure , we issued a challenge to 1,000 nonprofits in the audience.

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Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

In the US, I keynoted and gave workshops at nonprofit conferences in Pittsburgh , North Carolina , Buffalo , and Omaha. The Sun Sets on 2014. This year I took off a full two weeks during the holiday, spending time with family on the Big Island on a coffee farm and mostly offline.

In-box reveries

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

And as my friend from Omaha says, the Google Calendar is "slicker than snot on a doorknob" with an interface that can parse time, date, and location out of a single text input. Beth Kanter , like me just back from vacation, was fretting over the inbox clutter she returned to, and posted a link to an interesting piece in my home-town paper by Jeffrey Zaslow on in-box management styles and personal productivity.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Myths about Women as.

ASU Lodestar Center

Jensen, The impact of giving of giving together: Giving circles’ influence on members’ philanthropic and civic behaviors, knowledge and attitudes, May 2009, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, and The University of Nebraska at Omaha, [link]. ^ [7] Giving USA Spotlight, Issue 3, 2010, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University/Giving USA Foundation.