Facing $600K in cuts, Philadelphia-area high school seeks to raise funds through eBay listing

AFP Blog

Facing $600K in cuts, Philadelphia-area high school seeks to raise funds through eBay listing : LANGHORNE, Pa. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on eBay. Forget magazine drives and candy sales. The starting bid of just under $600,000 for The Learning Center in Langhorne, Pa., is designed to offset steep budget cuts. A tongue-in-cheek listing describes the alternative school for at-risk teens as "pre-owned" and "slightly used

Citywide wi-fi bites the dust | Philadelphia Daily News | 05/14/2008

AFP Blog

Citywide wi-fi bites the dust | Philadelphia Daily News | 05/14/2008: "arthLink, in a federal lawsuit filed yesterday to break that partnership with the city and Wireless Philadelphia, complains that it spent almost $30 million to develop the system and has just 5,942 subscribers.

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Quick Hit: Meet Me in Philadelphia!

Museum 2.0

I'll be in Philadelphia October 17-21 for the ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) annual conference. I'd love to meet many of you there, whether you will be at the conference or will just be in town for the annual Art Buggy Derby.

Making a Case for Mobile Internet: Digital Inclusion at Philadelphia FIGHT


Here’s how one nonprofit -- Philadelphia FIGHT -- made its case by demonstrating digital inclusion and enabling staff mobility. Philadelphia FIGHT is like many nonprofits, providing consumer education as a key component of the social services they deliver in the community. In addition to the mobile computer lab, Philadelphia FIGHT staff members made a case for mobile Internet as a business tool enabling staff mobility. By Michelle Warner, Director, Mobile Citizen.

A Crash Course in Social Media for Arts People in Philadelphia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I presented a workshop called " A Crash Course in Social Media for Arts People " hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) / Philadelphia, PA / $1,200. Netroots Nation / Philadelphia, PA / $485. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Student organization connects non-profits with app development

AFP Blog

It works closely with groups in and outside of Philadelphia, and has a model that may be applied beyond Penn." ''via Blog this The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Student organization connects non-profits with app development : "Two seniors are vying to save nonprofits thousands of dollars. Co-founded by Wharton and Engineering senior Dhruv Maheshwari and Engineering senior Ali Altaf, Hack4Impact connects student developer talent with nonprofit organizations free of charge.

Can Public Art Increase Civic Participation?

Connection Cafe

In Philadelphia, many polling places are difficult to find, hidden deep in the recesses of schools, churches, and community centers. The artists came from more than 20 different Philadelphia neighborhoods. We’re responsible for what Philadelphia will be.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) / Philadelphia, PA/ $410. Council on Foundations / Philadelphia,PA / $799. Exponent Philanthropy / Philadelphia, PA / $1395. Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network / Philadelphia, PA / TBD. It's finally here!

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Net Impact / Philadelphia, PA / $509. Join us November 3-5 in Philadelphia, a city where revolutions are made, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. National LGBT Task Force / Philadelphia, PA / $325.

Women’s Law Project Looks to the Future Switch to Office 365


The organization, a legal advocacy group for women’s issues based in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, decided to migrate its network over to Office … Continued The post Women’s Law Project Looks to the Future Switch to Office 365 appeared first on Tech Impact. When the Women’s Law Project decided to upgrade their computing capabilities earlier this year, IT Director and Programs Manager Barbara DiTullio knew she wanted a system that would provide flexibility, efficiency, and security.

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How to Get Engagement From Your Community


“Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there — from the favelas of Rio to the streets of North Philadelphia. I know, I know. This is not quite what you expected when you clicked on this post title.

[PODCAST] How Small Nonprofits Can Partner with Corporations | Ft. Julie Hirshey

NonProfit Hub

While working for an athletic team as popular as the Philadelphia Eagles can be difficult, communications director Julie Hirshey spends her time focusing their light rather than letting the disco ball get out of control.

[PODCAST] INSPIRE with Jeff Nelson

NonProfit Hub

He was awarded the Sue Lehmann Award for Excellence in Teaching and went on to support new teachers as a Teach For America Corps Member Advisor at the Philadelphia Training Institute.

Are You Being Served? - Small Business

AFP Blog

He lived in Philadelphia. Are You Being Served? Small Business: "Are You Being Served?Some Some people have skeletons in their closets, others have servers.When D.C. residents Bethany Robertson and Peter Murray founded the I Do Foundation in 2002, a small Washington nonprofit, they enlisted the help of a technology expert to manage their server. The only inconvenience? And so that's where the firm's

Daily DoGooder: “Hallelujah!” Random Act of Culture

See What's Out There

” Random Act of Culture | 5:59 Opera Company of Philadelphia The joy of the holidays is beautifully captured in this soaring flash mob perfomance of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah”, amid the hubbub of the shopping season. The Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 [.]. Change the world, one video at a time.“Hallelujah!” “Hallelujah!”

13 Students Graduate ITWorks Fall 2013 Program


The 13 most recent graduates interned at the area’s leading corporations and nonprofits, including ACHIEVEability, Neighbor to Neighbor, The Urban League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Youth Network, City Year Greater Philadelphia and The Salvation Army.

Why Savvy Nonprofits Are Dumping QuickBooks™ and Moving to the Cloud

Connection Cafe

Gene Marks is a CPA and President of The Marks Group PC, a 10 person technology consulting firm based outside of Philadelphia. Magazine, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fox Business and Philadelphia Magazine.

86% of Diabetes Patients Change Their Behaviors After Receiving Text Messages

Mobile Commons

A new study out of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia shows – once again – how text messages can inspire people to change their behaviors.

Rolling Up Our Sleeves to Achieve Agenda 2030

Connection Cafe

Jim Kenney, the Mayor of Philadelphia, emphasizes the need to bring the private and public sectors together by breaking down the wall between them. How can we take concrete, measurable action to align and motivate an unprecedented amount of human resources towards Agenda 2030?

United Airlines customer service success story

Judi Sohn

My 3:02 pm departure on United 186 to Philadelphia became 3:40 pm. Instead of getting in to Philadelphia at 11:35 pm, we were now due to land a little after midnight. Arrival in Philadelphia: 2:51 am. While other passengers would have of course preferred to be on their way to Philadelphia, no one seemed overly angry or upset. It’s 10:30 pm Eastern and I’m trying to force myself to stay awake until at least 11-11:30 pm to reset my body clock.

The Year-End Survival Guide for Community Foundations

Connection Cafe

Check out Philadelphia Foundation’s 2015’s timetable here. By almost any measure, and in almost every industry, December is the busiest month of the year. This is especially true for community foundations.

The Art of the Steal: Access & Controversy at the Barnes Foundation

Museum 2.0

With the help of educational philosopher John Dewey, Barnes founded the Barnes Foundation as an educational facility in Merion, PA, near Philadelphia. However, over the past thirty years, Philadelphia leaders clamored for the art to move to the city and be made more accessible to visitors (projections suggest the new facility will welcome 250,000 per year). Consider two examples in the Philadelphia area.

3 Things Every Board Member Should Know About Social Media


That’s just one of the great pieces of advice we got from this week’s terrific guest blogger Anthony Pisapia of Philadelphia nonprofit Tech Impact. Anthony Pisapia is the Associate Executive Director of Philadelphia nonprofit Tech Impact.

Sprint 3G/4G Overdrive is worth the upgrade

Judi Sohn

I live about 30 miles outside of Philadelphia which has 4G coverage. We'll see how it does away from Philadelphia, particularly when I'm Amtrak and hit areas in Delaware that the old AirCard always gave up. I'm dealing with some medical issues again.

Sprint 3G/4G Overdrive is worth the upgrade

Judi Sohn

I live about 30 miles outside of Philadelphia which has 4G coverage. We'll see how it does away from Philadelphia, particularly when I'm Amtrak and hit areas in Delaware that the old AirCard always gave up. I'm dealing with some medical issues again.

Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

Connection Cafe

Recently, I sat down with TJ Nicolaides and Allison Hossack of Think Company , a Philadelphia based design firm specializing in research, strategy, development, and design. . As an educational consultant, I offer nonprofits instruction on best practices around their technology.

Eventbrite and Salesforce, together again


Thomas Taylor - Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. If you've been waiting for a replacement to the discontinued Eventbrite Connector app, your long wait is over! This morning Groundwire launched Eventbrite Sync , the new and improved way to import attendee data from Eventbrite into Salesforce. The app is generally available for free installation from the AppExchange. Why Eventbrite? We found it to be a simple to use ticketing system with good rates for nonprofits.

Your Cause Camp 2018 Lineup is Here

NonProfit Hub

Julie Hirshey is the Director of Community Relations for the Philadelphia Eagles, where she helps lead the organization’s philanthropic efforts. The moment is finally here!

5 Ways To Instantly Enhance Your Nonprofit Website


Asking Siri a question like “What time is sunset in Philadelphia today?” Image Courtesy of eSeller. In the past, we have discussed the importance of your nonprofit’s website, and generating traffic to it.

4 Ways AI is the Next Big Game-Changer in Museum Membership & Attendance

Connection Cafe

In 2018, the Barnes Foundation gallery in Philadelphia began their own type of dynamic pricing, bumping the cost of for several months during a special exhibition. Artificial intelligence (AI) might just be the buzzword of the year, and with good reason.

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Temple Contemporary and the Puzzle of Sharing Powerful Processes

Museum 2.0

Looking closer, I saw that each seat had its own handwritten label, telling the story of the Philadelphia cultural institution from which it originated. In Philadelphia, the budget for arts education has been slashed to pieces.

4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology


For answers, we turned, once again, to Philadelphia nonprofit Tech Impact, in this week’s guest blog. With the amount of new and innovative technology that is surfacing every day, assessing your nonprofit’s technology should be a daily process.

Best of Online, The Top 5

Connection Cafe

Here are a few of my own personal best-ofs: the top three cheese-steaks in Philadelphia (Cosmi's, Jim's, John's Roast Pork), the best green chile in Denver (Santiago's, Benny's, Las Delicias), and the top breakfast tacos in Austin (Tamale House, Tacodeli, Mi Madre). Author: Dimitri Lundquist. I love "best-of" lists, and I love making them.

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Celebrating The Nation's Founding


He had seen the British fleet in Boston harbor and he had seen British ships attempt to sail up the Delaware River to attack Philadelphia. As is our tradition here at VisionLink, passing on holiday insights from Stan Stahl.

Takeaways from Cause Camp 2018

NonProfit Hub

Those are the words of Julie Hirshey, Director of Community Relations for Super Bowl Champions Philadelphia Eagles, who came this year to chat about how her organization tackled explaining overhead to donors. Yet another Cause Camp is officially in the books.

ITWorks & SAP America: Connecting Young Adults To Bright Futures


14 students from the ITWorks program in the Philadelphia area visited SAP America last week for Career Day this year.

Five Ways to Engage Young Adults in the Catholic Church

Connection Cafe

As a former Youth Minster in a Philadelphia parish, I was always impressed at the response of our young parish families for requests of assistance. INTRODUCTION.

Apple FAIL whale?

Judi Sohn

I’m here at Terminal C at the Philadelphia Airport, waiting for my flight to San Francisco. The airport normally has nice bright displays showing all the departing/arriving flights. Not today. Folks are usually quick to point out a random BSOD on displays as an example of Windows FAIL, so it’s only fair to show that it happens to the best of ‘em. Truth be told, I don’t know what part of the display is Apple software or hardware.

How the Pope Is Connecting with Younger Generations on Social Media: Pope Emojis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As you probably know, the Pope is visiting the United States this week in Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and New York City. While the crowds will gather on the ground for a change to touch the hand of Pontiff, there will be a lot of crowds online to celebrate his visit.

QuickBooks Made Easy Training Coming to a City Near You

Tech Soup Blog

If you're in Chicago, Dayton, or Philadelphia in September, don't miss this opportunity to learn from Gregg Bossen, one of TechSoup's most popular trainers. Philadelphia — September 29.

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Training for Nonprofits :: Collingswood, NJ

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Location: Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, 235 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ ( Google Map - 7 Miles from Downtown Philadelphia). Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011. Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm. Cost: $149 per person. Proceeds benefit Volunteers of America Delaware Valley.

How Can Nonprofit Organizations Build High-Performing Employees?

ASU Lodestar Center

Michelle Marion Summer 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management Operations and Community Manager at CityCoHo - Philadelphia, PA. She is the Operations and Community Manager at CityCoHo, a sustainability-based coworking social enterprise in Philadelphia.