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.

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.

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.

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.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

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

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.

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

AFP Blog

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

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

TechImpact

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

SocialFish

“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.

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

TechImpact

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?

In Loving Memory of My Mom, Ruth D. Kanter (My Mom)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I remember her wrapping up Thanksgiving leftovers and distributed them to homeless people on the streets of Philadelphia. In Loving Memory of Ruth D. Kanter. My mom passed away peacefully last month a few months shy of her 90th birthday.

Celebrating The Nation's Founding

VisionLink

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Museum 2.0

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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.

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.

4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology

BoardAssist

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.

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.

Eventbrite and Salesforce, together again

GroundWire

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.

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.

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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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

TechImpact

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

8 Tips To Make Your Nonprofit’s Emails More Clickable

BoardAssist

Our good friends down at nonprofit Tech Impact in Philadelphia had some great advice for us in this week’s guest post. With all the email traffic competing for attention with your nonprofit’s message, how do you stand out?

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