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.

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

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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. There were about 40 cultural organizations from Philadelphia that participated, from large established institutions to smaller groups and all with different levels of experience using social media.

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. I'm speaking in a few sessions, and all of them include opportunities for you to participate and lend your thoughts.

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.

The NonProfit Voice Ep 51: How to File Nonprofit Insurance Claims

NonProfit PRO

In this episode of The NonProfit Voice, Amanda Cole, editor-in-chief of NonProfit PRO, is joined by Joy Fennell, insurance coordinator and fleet clerk for Merakey, and Alyssa Lare, claims team leader for Philadelphia Insurance Companies.

The NonProfit Voice Ep 51: How to File Nonprofit Insurance Claims

NonProfit PRO

In this episode of The NonProfit Voice, Amanda Cole, editor-in-chief of NonProfit PRO, is joined by Joy Fennell, insurance coordinator and fleet clerk for Merakey, and Alyssa Lare, claims team leader for Philadelphia Insurance Companies.

Daily DoGooder: “Hallelujah!” Random Act of Culture

See3

” 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!”

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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The #1 Skill Nonprofit Professionals Should Focus on in 2021

DipJar

Mr. Hugg has served on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Nonprofit Career Network of Philadelphia and several nonprofits. After the drama and trauma of 2020, those nonprofits that survived have a lot in front of them.

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! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar!

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. 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!

From The Bench To The Boardroom

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In the new book, From the Bench to the Boardroom , Michael MacDonald shares his journey from humble beginnings in the outskirts of Philadelphia, to his college basketball career at Rutgers, to executive positions at Xerox and Medifast.

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 to Register: Sign up! View: Training Agenda (PDF). View: Trainings In Other Cities.

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. 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.

Debunking 7 Common Myths For New Nonprofit Professionals

Get Fully Funded

Mr. Hugg has served on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Nonprofit Career Network of Philadelphia and several nonprofits. You’re ready to save the world, right?

[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. 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.

Seven Principles To Keep You Present, Grounded And Thriving

Eric Jacobsen Blog

O’Neil is the CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, a global sports and entertainment company that includes the Philadelphia 76errs (NBA) and the New Jersey Devils (NHL).

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.

[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. 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.

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.

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). Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits is now fully released to the public in both print and digital format. You can now also “Look Inside!&# to preview the first 11 pages.

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.

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

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

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. 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.

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.

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. When under personal stress some people eat. Some people smoke or drink. I buy and play with tech. Can't help it.

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. When under personal stress some people eat. Some people smoke or drink. I buy and play with tech. Can't help it.

5 Types of People Who Need Nonprofit Fundraising Training

Achieve

Mr. Hugg has served on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Nonprofit Career Network of Philadelphia and several nonprofits “The only way to learn fundraising is to just do it!” he declared with hubris.

Ready, Set, Tech: The Edge Initiative Is Officially Here!

Tech Soup Blog

If you're headed to Philadelphia, make sure to attend The Edge Initiative at ALA Midwinter: Launch and Learn session on Saturday, January 25. Want to make an impact on your library's community with technology? The Edge Initiative has officially launched, and public libraries across the United States can now apply to participate! The Edge Initiative is a leadership and management tool that can help you align your library's technology with community needs.

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. And the fact that this books exists at all really is a testament to the power social media. All this began on a fateful day in February 2005 with the launch of a Myspace Page meant solely to promote nonprofits and foster social good.

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.

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. 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.

Multiple Platform Social Media Strategies: Recap from #StateandMain14

NTEN

Last week I got to attend the National Alliance for Media and Culture (NAMAC) and Alliance for Community Media (ACM) ''s first-ever joint National Conference: State and Main 2014 ( #StateMain14 ) in Philadelphia, PA. The beautiful murals you''ll find throughout the streets of Philadelphia provided a perfect backdrop for this gathering of nonprofit arts professionals.

Celebrating The Nation's Founding

VisionLink

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.

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. 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.

2021 Funding & Grant Resources For Women’s Empowerment Organizations

Kindful

Areas served: Greater Philadelphia. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, honoring the countless contributions women have made and continue to make in our country and around the world, it’s important to recognize the many organizations whose focus and missions revolve around helping women.

What Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About Machine Learning

Global Giving

Similarly, Benefits Data Trust analyzed data from callers looking to enroll in public food assistance benefits in Philadelphia and created a machine learning model to predict which benefits might be most helpful.

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

#GivingTuesday Champions

Tech Soup Blog

In the neighborhood of West Philadelphia, People’s Emergency Cente r (PEC) has invested over $57 million into community development programs that seek to change the lives of women and children and inspire families. PEC has partnered with local supermarkets to drive food donations and has directed the Philadelphia community to their donation site s.

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Ivan Boothe: @rootwork from Philadelphia, PA. Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers. The list below is the result of that “Tweet Out&#. Some on the list are very known in the nonprofit sector, and others are completely under the radar and providing some very valuable resources to the nonprofit sector.

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

Beth Kanter

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.