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 was the first-place winner in TechSoup's January 2015 Remote Work Success Stories contest.

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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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Trending Sources

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Flickr Photo by Banana Custard.

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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.

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HR Reinvention: A Strategic + Interactive Conference for HR Leaders

SocialFish

In Omaha for HR Reinvention. Guess where Jamie Notter and I will be on May 22? HR REINVENTION: WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. Human Resources is at a crossroads. HR can no longer sit on the sidelines, watching others play the game. Time for change is upon us.

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

AFP Blog

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders! I''ve missed you. The last seven weeks (since I last posted) have been a whirlwind. I love Marianne''s Elliott''s e-news where she shares what she''s been "learning, reading, writing and listening to," so I''m doing my own version.

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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!

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.

Heartland Pride: Winner of the #npfail Little Bets Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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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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.

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.

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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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.

How Small Businesses Inspire Big Businesses

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

The Lessons Learned From Small Businesses

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

6 Road Trips Reveal Critical Lessons For Business Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

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.