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

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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

Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney To Keynote Tech Impact Awards Luncheon, Celebrating 15 Years of Community Impact


PHILADELPHIA – October 30, 2018 – Tech Impact, a 501(c)(3) provider of nonprofit technology solutions and the operator of award-winning IT training programs for young adults, is hosting its annual awards luncheon on November 2 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.

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

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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.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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!

Quick Hit: Meet Me in Philadelphia!

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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 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. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017!

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

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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.

The South Jersey Sun - Goodwill uses technology to help donors in Mt Laurel

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The South Jersey Sun - Goodwill uses technology to help donors in Mt Laurel : To make things more convenient, Goodwill Industries, of Southern NJ & Philadelphia has installed computerized donation kiosks at all of its donation centers and unveiled state-of-the-art iDonate technology that enables donors to track their giving online, 24-7

Tech Impact Launches Data Science Practice To Provide Nonprofits With Affordable Access To Data Tools Like Machine Learning


PHILADELPHIA – January 22, 2020 – Tech Impact, a 501(c)(3) provider of nonprofit technology solutions and the operator of award-winning IT training programs for underserved youth, announced today the launch of its data science practice. The new data science practice will offer a deeper focus on Measurement and Impact Evaluation.

Tech Impact Launches Nonprofit Information Security Division To Help Nonprofits Address Modern Cyber Threats


PHILADELPHIA – October 3, 2018 – Tech Impact, a 501(c)(3) provider of nonprofit technology solutions and the operator of award-winning IT training programs for underserved youth, announced today the launch of its nonprofit information security division.

Can Public Art Increase Civic Participation?

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In Philadelphia, many polling places are difficult to find, hidden deep in the recesses of schools, churches, and community centers. Working with the Knight Foundation, Mural Arts, Committee of Seventy and other key nonprofit partners, HMC created a completely new way to look at, and impact, voter turnout and experience here in Philadelphia. The artists came from more than 20 different Philadelphia neighborhoods. We’re responsible for what Philadelphia will be.

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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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Daily DoGooder: “Hallelujah!” Random Act of Culture

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” 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!”

Tech Impact And Idealware Merge, Providing Full-Service Technology Education And Implementation Services To Nonprofits


PHILADELPHIA – September 25, 2018 – Tech Impact, a 501(c)(3) provider of nonprofit technology solutions and the operator of award-winning IT training programs for underserved youth, announced today that it plans to merge with Idealware, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and authoritative source for independent, thoroughly-researched technology resources for the social sector.

Are You Being Served? - Small Business

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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

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. But bear with me – watch this great (and short) TED Talk and tell me it’s not a great metaphor for how to get engagement from your online community.

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

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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. Hirshey, Community Relations Director of the Philadelphia Eagles and Eagles Care , talks about being the “shiny” sports team that is constantly attracting attention. “If we’re able to focus our light, we’re going to be able to do more good.” – Julie Hirshey.

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. ITWorks students graduate December 2013. In a classroom decked out with green, blue and orange balloons sat 13 young adults and a sea of their family and friends.

[PODCAST] INSPIRE with Jeff Nelson

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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. Nonprofit Hub’s INSPIRE Hubcast series shares powerful and impactful stories of organizations persevering to create the change they want to see in the world. Each episode features a new guest with their own unique story.

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

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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. Believe it or not, your organization is about to be part of an enormous wave of change in the next few years. That’s because, if you’re like a lot of nonprofits, you’re using an on premise accounting application.

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.

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

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A new study out of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia shows – once again – how text messages can inspire people to change their behaviors. According to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer , diabetes educator Janice Miller wanted to explore how text messages might help a group of patients with uncontrolled diabetes.

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.

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

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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. The Franklin Institute, another museum in Philadelphia, also began dynamic pricing due to high demand to see the temporary “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” exhibition. Artificial intelligence (AI) might just be the buzzword of the year, and with good reason.

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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.

Rolling Up Our Sleeves to Achieve Agenda 2030

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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? I challenge us to consider the following four tactics that were highlighted during Impact2030 breakout sessions.

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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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.

The Year-End Survival Guide for Community Foundations

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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. Not only are you taking care of business-as-usual, you’re also managing year-end grant cycles, accepting complex assets, holding donor appreciation events, and trying to close the books. Fortunately, you’re not in it alone!

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. Not all social media channels are created equal. Read on for more about what every board member needs to know about social media. 3 Things Every Board Member Should Know About Social Media.

Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

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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. . In his role at Think Company, TJ mentors a team of talented developers out of the company’s Philadelphia East studio. As an educational consultant, I offer nonprofits instruction on best practices around their technology.

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.

Temple Contemporary and the Puzzle of Sharing Powerful Processes

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Looking closer, I saw that each seat had its own handwritten label, telling the story of the Philadelphia cultural institution from which it originated. For example, right now, Temple Contemporary's offices are packed floor to ceiling with broken musical instruments from classrooms across the city of Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, the budget for arts education has been slashed to pieces. The first thing I noticed about Temple Contemporary were the chairs.

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. But where to begin with this very important process? 4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology.

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. She was a pioneer of the Eagles Care program, which partners the Eagles with local nonprofits to make a lasting difference in the Philadelphia community. The moment is finally here! We’re beyond excited to share the speaker lineup for Cause Camp 2018 , held on March 26th and 27th in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Celebrating The Nation's Founding


In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, On July 1, 1776 on a hot and humid summer day in Philadelphia''s Independence Hall, John Adams of Massachusetts was locked in debate with Pennsylvania''s John Dickinson over whether the 13 American colonies should declare their independence from Great Britain. 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.

Launching the First Wave of the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network

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How do you build a movement for institutional change? That's the question we've been grappling with as we start the OF/BY/FOR ALL initiative. Our goal is to help civic and cultural institutions become more representative OF, co-created BY, and welcoming FOR their diverse communities.

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. The ITWorks program , created by Tech Impact, is a program open to vulnerable young adults that helps them develop strong leadership and community skills while becoming certified in IT. Career Day is just one of the opportunities students have to immerse themselves in the technology landscape.

QuickBooks Made Easy Training Coming to a City Near You

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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. TechSoup donor partner QuickBooks Made Easy is taking its popular QuickBooks trainings on the road, and offering a special discount to TechSoup members!

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. A special thanks to all who made it the best one yet. If you were unable to attend, or if you want to relive some of the magic, we’ve compiled our top takeaways from Cause Camp 2018.