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

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

NTEN

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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.

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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.

Designing for Good: The Best of Nonprofit Designs Episode #2

Connection Cafe

Would be very hard to ignore this splashy mailer by Jane Gleissner for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ( @ChildrensPhila ). It’s the end of April, which means designer Tim Hammond and I mined another month of the finest nonprofit designs from every corner of our fine planet.

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?

New Year’s Resolutions for Grantmakers

Connection Cafe

At a user group I attended recently in Philadelphia, it was revealed that nearly every grantmaker in the city shared at least one grantee with at least one other funder.

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.

[MUST WATCH] The Connected Company

SocialFish

A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia shows that when the working population in a given geographical area doubles, its productivity (the rate of invention) goes up by 20 percent.”

How Snapchat is Revolutionizing Modern Day Advertising for Nonprofits

SocialFish

———– Brittany Goodwin is a digital marketing professional and freelance writer in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Social media in general has had a profound impact on the way that people interact and do business, but many people have overlooked its effects on nonprofits.

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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This year I facilitated several labs, including several for the Knight Foundation Arts Program to learn about the local arts ecosystem in four cities, including Philadelphia, San Jose, Charlotte, and Macon. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

Newly Released With “Look Inside!” Functionality! Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You can view a.PDF of the training agenda here , and locations, dates, and registration information is below: 9/22: Collingswood, NJ (Just outside Philadelphia, PA).

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

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.

Latest Association & Nonprofit Jobs – April 12

SocialFish

The National Marketing Director will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will ideally be based out of either Philadelphia, PA or New York City, NY. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !

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The Essentials to Writing a Content Marketing Strategy | Every Nonprofit Communicator Needs to See This.

Connection Cafe

Prior to the start of FusionSpark Media, Kevin worked as a communications and public relations professional in the health care industry in the Philadelphia area. Guest post by Kevin Sparkman,V.P. Producer and co-founder of FusionSpark Media, Inc.

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.

Social Media for Social Good e-Book Version Now Available for Download!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

9/22: Collingswood, NJ (Just outside Philadelphia, PA). I tell ya. It’s a surreal feeling to know that someone could be reading your book right now… on the subway, in a cafe, or at a park in any city, anywhere in the world.

4 Nonprofits That Gamified Their Funding (and Tips for You to Copy)

NonProfit Hub

This app, Vaccines on the Go created by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), is designed to give parents quick, accurate data regarding vaccines. Nonprofits all have one thing in common: They need to raise money. There are some that do it better than others, and they’re usually the ones who manage to make the biggest impact. Reaching a larger audience is a key aspect of increasing donations. It doesn’t have to be huge donations, either.

The Essentials to Writing a Content Marketing Strategy | Every Nonprofit Communicator Needs to See This

Connection Cafe

Prior to the start of FusionSpark Media, Kevin worked as a communications and public relations professional in the health care industry in the Philadelphia area. Guest post by Kevin Sparkman,V.P. Producer and co-founder of FusionSpark Media, Inc.

Free Office 365 Events Coming to a City Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Monday, November 16 in Philadelphia. If you could get the scoop on Office 365 in a single day, would you be interested? Turns out, we're offering some free events in October and November that will do just that.

Why Local Marketing Matters for Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

For example, Merlin Communications optimized this page for the Philadelphia area. According to the 2015 Nonprofit Benchmark Study , online revenue for nonprofits grew by 19% in 2015, a seven percent increase over the previous year. In particular, monthly giving grew faster than one-time giving in 2015. Sure, there are important national programs like United Way or massive online listings of nonprofits that give credibility and visibility for fundraisers.

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Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: DIY Donor Management System Selection. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Google AdWords for Nonprofits.

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#GivingTuesday: How Sharing Best Practices Is Building A Global Philanthropic Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Giving Where They Live: There are communities and cities localizing GivingTuesday through campaigns like BMore Gives More in Baltimore , #GivingTuesday Bucks County and #GivingTuesday Philadelphia.

5 Ways To Instantly Enhance Your Nonprofit Website

TechImpact

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.

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Five of Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015

BoardAssist

Our good friends down at nonprofit Tech Impact in Philadelphia had some great advice for us over the year. What were the blog posts that were most popular on the BoardAssist blog in 2015? Thanks to Google Analytics, its easy for us identify which ones resonated most with our followers.

3 Things Every Board Member Should Know About Social Media

BoardAssist

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.

Pricing Discrimination: Should Your Performing Arts Org Price Based on Demand?

Connection Cafe

Have you ever paid $6 or $7 for a bottle of water at a theme park? How did you feel about it? In the late 90’s, Coca Cola decided to experiment with their pricing and customer’s willingness to pay.

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

Connection Cafe

Philadelphia. 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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Performing Arts Fundraising: How to Target Life-Long Supporters

Connection Cafe

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance The 2014 Patron Loyalty Study: Loyalty By the Numbers *Findings based on Blackbaud research. Almost every arts organization would say that audience development is vital to their long term viability.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, a ten dollar donation gives you a chance to be on the set of the comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Image courtesy Tsahi Levent-Levi via Flickr. Note from Beth: I hope you are enjoying summer break as much as I am!

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Your Nonprofit Website: WordPress. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change. Every month, our meetup leaders host free in-person events in 60 cities.

Three awesome social media campaigns by CVBs and hotels

SocialFish

Guest post for the SocialFish by Hannah Connor.

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.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Philly NetSquared Idea Generator. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year. That's why this is the perfect time to make a fresh start on your nonprofit tech resolutions.

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