Oregon Foundation looking for a Million Dollar Idea

Amy Sample Ward

Meyer Memorial Trust is a private foundation in Oregon, USA, that has a pioneering spirit and is always up to something new, different, and meaningful – plus it is quite near to my heart. The foundation will collect the ideas from Oregonians on a forum on the web at ideas4oregon.org to commemorate MMT reaching $500 million in money distributed to tax exempt organizations, primarily in Oregon. Oregon’s issues go far beyond what nonprofits do,” he said. “We

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Oregon Coast Aquarium rides technology's wave to build interest in oceans and marine science | OregonLive.com

AFP Blog

Oregon Coast Aquarium rides technology's wave to build interest in oceans and marine science | OregonLive.com : "When Oceanscape Network launches two summers from now, Ron Houchens' creative drive will splash across Web pages promoting scientific inquiry, marine conservation and just getting outside to explore nature firsthand.

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The Impact of the Oregon Nonprofit Technology Readiness Program: Taylor Smith

NTEN

Last year, NTEN launched the first cohort for the new Oregon Nonprofit Tech Readiness (ONTR) program. We want to introduce you to Taylor Smith , Technical Services Manager for the Oregon Food Bank , to share his answers to these questions and a few more.

Is Your Fundraising Appeal Turning Off Your Donor?

John Haydon

In one study by the University of Oregon, […]. Most nonprofits love statistics. They remind staff and board members why their work matters. And statistics can be helpful when reporting outcomes or applying for grants. But using statistics can actually hurt your fundraising appeals.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Pete Hickok on his Salesforce instance Pete Hickok on his Salesforce instance Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2006 03:18 Written by Steve Thursday, 26 October 2006 12:50 I got to have a conversation with Pete Hickok today about how Oregon Natural Desert Association uses Salesforce.com.

What We’re Reading

See What's Out There

The Conversation: Seth Lewis and Nicole Smith Dahmen from the University of Oregon explore how Facebook Live is raising important questions about the future of journalism and Facebook’s role as a news provider. By Mitch Hurst, Senior Consultant Is Facebook Live changing journalism?

Trending Topics: 4 Ways to Seize The Marketing Moment

John Haydon

A sparrow landed on Bernie Sanders’ podium in Portland Oregon and the internet went bonkers.

Mercury News interview: Rey Ramsey, president and CEO of TechNet - San Jose Mercury News

AFP Blog

Mercury News interview: Rey Ramsey, president and CEO of TechNet - San Jose Mercury News: "WASHINGTON — Rey Ramsey is the first to admit he's an unconventional choice to lead the high-tech lobbying group TechNet, having spent his career far from the office parks of Silicon Valley.Ramsey has dedicated much of his adult life to building more affordable housing, first as the head of Oregon's housing

Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This project is a lending library for home cooks in Portland, Oregon.

30 Hour Day: Livestreaming for Fundraising

Amy Sample Ward

Livestream for 30 hours straight in an effort to raise money for charities like Free Geek, Oregon Food Bank, and Toys for Tots. Yes these are Portlanders, hoping to fundraise to support local organizations in Oregon (USA), but they are hoping it helps you fundraise wherever you are, too!

5 Things Nonprofits Need to Know About App Development in the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Just ask Solar Oregon, a nonprofit that saved $100,000 in application development costs in just two months using Caspio. To learn how Solar Oregon achieved these results, read the case study.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Fun Friday Facts

Connection Cafe

Regardless, I remember playing Number Munchers and Oregon Trail (this article on OT is fascinating if you have a moment) on my Apple IIe in grade school. Author: Amber Wobschall. My colleague Cheryl brought this little gem to my attention this week.

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Bernie Newcomb article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Bernie grew up as a visually impaired kid and Oregon and rejected the low expectations of the then-education institutions and went to college and on to become an engineer and successful entrepreneur. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation just published a very nice article, Leveling the Field , about one of our key Bookshare.org supporters, Bernie Newcomb. Bernie was VP Engineering and co-founder at eTrade.

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Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

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Amy Potthast, Idealist.org: How I Have Fun and Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

Amy is the Director of Service and Graduate Education Programs at Idealist.org , and lives in Oregon with her husband and two sons. Johns — my North Portland, Oregon, neighborhood — I've been working this year on a new, all-volunteer mentoring program for local teen parents.

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Happy Birthday Amy Sample Ward!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I got a chance to meet Amy when I was in Portland, Oregon a few weeks back to do a workshop and really appreciated the opportunity to geek out about nonprofit tech and social media! Today is Amy Sample Ward's Birthday! Happy Birthday!

How Can Nonprofit Leaders Create Effective Community Change?

ASU Lodestar Center

Nonprofits must advocate to open doors for clients and further the mission of the organization (The Nonprofit Association of Oregon, 2017). The Nonprofit Association of Oregon. posted by Hallie Rexer Graduate Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

Microsoft Keeps Dougy Center Staff Connected Following Devastating Fire

Tech Soup Blog

The Dougy Center , a Portland, Oregon nonprofit helping grieving children, teens, and young adults recover from the death of a friend or family member, suffered a debilitating arson fire in 2009. With the help of a donation from Microsoft through TechSoup , the organization has been able to deliver more programming to youth in need and their families while preparing to transition into a new office space. Read the full post on the Microsoft Corporate Citizenship blog

Engagement Superpowers In Action

GroundWire

Washington Trails Association Freshest Trip Reports , Conservation Northwest's guided hikes , Oregon Wild's guided hikes with carpooling , and Idaho Conservation League's hiking series. I want to find a green place to stay in Central Oregon. How do you build relationships, make people prioritize your cause, and better engage them in your work?

NTEN and National Volunteer Week

NTEN

The sale raised over $200,000 for San Francisco libraries, and the leftover boxes of books made a new home at a local thrift shop in a rural area of Eugene, Oregon, that has limited access to library and book services. Portland HQ staff spent an afternoon at the Oregon Food Bank. Fun fact: One of the participants from NTEN’s Oregon Nonprofit Tech Readiness Program is staffed there. Read: The Impact of the Oregon Nonprofit Technology Readiness Program: Taylor Smith.)

How Statistics Can Turn Your Fundraising Appeal Into A Real Bummer

John Haydon

New research from the University of Oregon shows that demonstrating a huge need with statistics – for example, “805 million people go hungry each night” – is a real bummer for donors.

The Future of the Map – With Live Demos of GIS Platforms

NTEN

I still have the old Rand McNally Road Atlas of Oregon my wife and I used to mark all of the back roads we drove on 10 years ago.

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Twitter for Airport Travel Hassles

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm in the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon/Washington border (finally) to do my Nonprofits and Social Media Workshop at the RWJ Foundation's annual meeting for grantees.

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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.

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The 17th Issue of NTEN: Change is out - "Digital Inclusion and Technical Divides"

NTEN

I can be sure of one thing: this issue is going to surprise you. As you dive in, prepare to have your assumptions challenged about who’s using technology, and the role your organization may play in addressing the digital divide.

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What Can You Learn From This Scientific Use of Facebook Photo Tagging?

John Haydon

Oregon State University ichthyologist Brian Sidlauskas and his follow science peers (who are also his Facebook friends) documented more than 5,000 fish in under 24 hours using Facebook.

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Food Stamp Search Suggests Hard Times Are Spreading like a Flu.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Is it fair to assume that the actual surge next year will include Oregon, Alabama, Arkansas, New Mexico, etc. Google Trends and US Department of Agriculture Results are compared in these images.

Are You Guilty of Bad Texting Etiquette? The Dos and Don’ts of Mobile Engagement

Mobile Commons

Recently, they targeted their users living in Oregon with a text alerting them about the deadline for the Oregon primary election. Want to keep users from unsubscribing from your mobile campaigns? Poor texting etiquette is often to blame for high opt-out rates.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Portland, Oregon. NTEN Presents: Oregon Nonprofit Tech Roundup. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season.

I'm doing a Workshop in Portland for the Meyer Memorial Trust

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm really excited because I'm doing a workshop for the Meyer Memorial Trust in Portland, Oregon on Friday, December 7th. The topic is on social media. I'm working on some new material and we're doing some small group exercises where participants will come up with some ideas about how to develop a social media strategy, identify metrics, and look at outcomes. It will involve the card deck, but remixing those now.

New Yorker: Phone Calls are the Most Effective Way to Petition the Government, “Short of Showing Up in Person”

Mobile Commons

Everything is read, every call and voice mail is listened to,” Isaiah Akin, deputy legislative director for Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, tells the New Yorker.

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Interview with NTEN's Content Manager: Steph Routh

NTEN

What are some of the lessons you''ve learned as the former Executive Director of Oregon Walks that you''ll be bringing to NTEN? We''re so excited to welcome our new Content Manager, Steph Routh to the NTEN team!

Things We Like (March 2015)

NTEN

We’re feeling pretty squanchy, ourselves, about this big news on the voting enfranchisement front: Oregon recently passed its New Motor Voter bill into law. Meanwhile, it’s shameful that voting for a more equitable Unicode isn’t as easy as voting in Oregon is now. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

New Year's Resolution: Do Something About That Pile of E-Waste

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My Flickr Photo from a visit to Freegeek in Portland, Oregon. Earlier this month, I was in Portland, Oregon and had an opportunity to visit FreeGeek , a computer recylcing organization.

The Doctor is in: Diagnosing websites @NTEN/Netsquared Meetup

Beaconfire Wire

If you happen to be in Portland, Oregon next Tuesday night, Feb 24th, and have a website in need of some TLC, come to the NTEN 501Tech Club and Net Squared MeetUp to problem-solve cures for the “common&# website. Does your site scream out, “I haven’t changed my image since 1995!&# Or maybe, your pages are plagued by lengthy copy that just keeps going and going… Perhaps your web presence just doesn’t really reflect all the great work your organization does.

NTEN Member Roundup: Technology in 5 Words, Happy Mamas Day, and Nonprofit Life in Magnetic Poetry

NTEN

NTEN Member Partner, The Nonprofit Association of Oregon , is teaming up with The Institute for Nonprofit Management at Portland State University and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management to host the 2015 Alliance for Nonprofit Management National Conference , October 6-8 in Portland, Oregon.

For my mom on Ada Lovelace Day

Amy Sample Ward

She was the one that took me to the overnight events at OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) where I had my first go at building robots.

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Great reads from around the web on May 20th

Amy Sample Ward

The Current Nonprofit Landscape: "We are all in this together" - Are you a nonprofit or foundation in Portland/Oregon? "It These are some links I wanted to share from May 20th. Find me on Delicious for more! Join us in a UK hyperlocal alliance… « Talk About Local (alpha) - Will Perrin is on a mission to engage and convene localities via the web. "After

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