Sports as a Platform for Social Good

Connection Cafe

The gathering brought athletes, owners, athletic directors, media and others to the stage to share stories of sport as a platform for change. It’s not hard, reading these vignettes, to see how sports either provided an answer to a challenge or a platform to be able to do good.

Platform Power: Scaling Impact

Museum 2.0

The Lost Childhoods exhibition is a platform for 100+ partners to share their stories, artwork, ideas, projects, volunteer opportunities, and events. Nine years ago, I wrote a post called The Future of Authority: Platform Power. Museums could make the platforms for those experiences.

Volunteering platform Do-it relaunches

AFP Blog

Volunteering platform Do-it relaunches : "Online volunteering platform Do-it has been relaunched today by its new owner, the Do-it Trust, with more emphasis on sharing volunteering opportunities via social media. Do-it was started by YouthNet in 2001 and was sold to a partnership involving volunteering bodies ivo.org, Believe.In, Blue Dot, Prospectus and Vivo." ''via Blog this

Facebook Tests Giving Platform - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

Facebook Tests Giving Platform - TheNonProfitTimes : Facebook Tests Giving Platform - 01/24/2013 Facebook rolled out an experimental giving platform that allows users to donate $25 to any of a dozen charities. The social networking platform might expand the program later in 2013.

Facebook Ad Platform

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Facebook Ad Platform November 13, 2007 It always takes me a bit to digest new Web 2.0 news, so I’m just now blogging about last week’s news that Facebook launched a new ad platform. The platform contains two parts, which I’ll talk about individually. Will this advertising platform alienate users?

Success By Design: Choosing the Right E-Commerce Platform

Byte Technology

Two of the biggest and most well-known e-commerce platforms—Shopify and WooCommerce—have taken market share as of late and really dominated the market in website design for profit-driven businesses.

AIRS Annual Conference: Innovation Platform for I&R

VisionLink

Every year, I&R industry experts, cross-sector partners, and friends gather in a major city to present, share new technology, connect with friends, and discuss ideas shared in conference sessions or sketched out on paper napkins in the hotel lobby. These gatherings also provide an opportunity for a crash course on the latest technological and cultural innovations impacting the human services environment.

Infographic: The Right Crowdfunding Platform For Your Nonprofit

TechImpact

There are more crowdfunding platforms online than your nonprofit can shake a stick at. The post Infographic: The Right Crowdfunding Platform For Your Nonprofit appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

What do you think about your community platform?

SocialFish

Across the world, right now, thousands of community managers are about to decide which platform is best for their organization, but there’s no single source of honest community platform reviews, from real community managers, for them to research peer reviews.

LOUDER, a collaborative campaigning platform

Amy Sample Ward

And that’s the leading tag for a new campaigning platform called Louder. The platform just hit open beta today, so create an account and start playing (hey, it’s Friday, right?). “Together we are…LOUDER!&# It’s true!

Kickstarter Founder Launches Nonprofit Platform: A Dollar A Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, he has launched a platform to help raise money for nonprofits that are doing highly effective work, but may not be as well known to a larger audience. The platform is called “ Dollar A Day.

Reaping the Benefit of Open Platforms

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

As a full-time user of both Firefox and Thunderbird, I’m really enjoying the benefits of these open platforms, and the immense creativity of people who create add-ons.

How to Choose the Best Crowdfunding Platform for Nonprofit Fundraising

AFP Blog

How to Choose the Best Crowdfunding Platform for Nonprofit Fundraising : With all of these choices, it can be difficult to know which will be the most effective for your nonprofit. I conducted a roundtable with six experts to learn their best advice for choosing a crowdfunding platform. Here’s what they had to say. NPCriowdfunding NPCrowdfundingPlatforms

[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015

SocialFish

And associations need to do if it they’re shopping around for an online community platform. Listed alphabetically: CareHubs : Relatively new on the scene, this online community platform’s killer app is the fact that it’s HIPAA-compliant.

LinkedIn is Great.But Not as Your Community Platform — Mizz Information

AFP Blog

LinkedIn is Great.But Not as Your Community Platform — Mizz Information : I know this topic has been discussed to death, particularly in the association community, but I just can''t help weighing in again after seeing it come up yet again in the ASAE LinkedIn group. Killing a private community in favor of using public social media platforms--in this particular case, LinkedIn groups

#charity platform to connect experienced tech volunteers with charities | UK Fundraising

AFP Blog

#charity platform to connect experienced tech volunteers with charities | UK Fundraising : "#Charity is a new digital platform that aims to connect experienced technology staff to charities who require their voluntary skills. Based in Budapest, Hungary, the initiative involves both an online community and project management platform to help find appropriate volunteers and manage the work they do for the selected charity.

What are learning platforms?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What are learning platforms? An LMS, or learning platform, is a system that is designed to facilitate some sort of learning process over the web. Learning platforms, of course, are varied.

The first Periscope star shows the live streaming platform doesn't need Twitter - Digiday

AFP Blog

The first Periscope star shows the live streaming platform doesn't need Twitter - Digiday : 'via Blog this

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Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

AFP Blog

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization? : What platform you choose really depends on the size of your nonprofit and what sort of campaign you plan to run. It seems like there''s a new crowdfunding website out there every week, but which one is right for your nonprofit? I looked at a few popular crowdfunding sites and dissected their cost plans, nonprofit support, and special features.

6 Ways Content Marketing Platforms Can Net Your Nonprofit Volunteers

TechImpact

This positive online persona can be achieved through an intelligent content marketing platform that incorporates your nonprofit’s website, blog, and social media feeds into one coherent strategy. Image courtesy of The Cause Project.

7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Crowdfunding Platform

NonProfit Hub

Choosing the perfect crowdfunding platform is a lot like buying a new car. Before you begin your crowdfunding journey, here are seven questions to ask yourself to help you choose the perfect platform for your needs. What is the platform’s history? Is the platform flexible?

Charity Develops New Crowdfunding Platform - Tech Europe - WSJ

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Charity Develops New Crowdfunding Platform - Tech Europe - WSJ : U.K. Instead of somebody deciding to take part in an activity then looking for sponsors, the new Pledgeit platform enables people to challenge their friends to complete task in return for donations blood cancer charity Leukemia and Lymphoma Research is attempting to turn one of the main traditional means of fundraising on its head.

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Which Social Media Platforms Are Worth Your Time and Energy?

Frogloop

One of the questions I''m asked often when I speak at conferences is which social media platforms should our organization invest staff time and resources in?

About the Mobile Commons Platform

Mobile Commons

In this video, we give you a brief overview of the Mobile Commons platform. A mobile marketing campaign can have incredible results – but how exactly does it work? We show you how simple it is to start sending and receiving text messages with your target audience. Check it out!

Platforms break open!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Platforms break open! Speaking of communities … Open up beyond your “partners&# – Really getting involved in writing apps for either platform requires that people become official partners of the companies.

4 Types of Nonprofit Crowdfunding Platforms [Updated]

Donor Search

Nonprofit crowdfunding is a relatively new, but rising phenomena in fundraising. At its heart, crowdfunding is about raising money from a lot of individual donors via an online donation page. These campaigns usually occur on a certain timeline, with a specific monetary goal.

Variations on a Theme: Tips for Choosing an E-Commerce Platform

Byte Technology

Many users new to WordPress hit an overwhelming scenario right out of the gate: which theme to choose from the thousands offered on the platform. The post Variations on a Theme: Tips for Choosing an E-Commerce Platform appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. And for those who are launching a money-making venture via an e-commerce site, the importance of choosing the best theme for your needs is even more vital.

5 Tips for Choosing a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Platform

Idealware

Our thanks to Mark for outlining these considerations and helping people understand their P2P platform choices. Today, there are a wide range of P2P fundraising platforms. Domain : Does the platform have product-specific (e.g.,

Causes.com Platform Sold And To Be Shutdown | The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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Causes.com Platform Sold And To Be Shutdown | The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : Causes.com, the Facebook inspired campaign platform for advocacy and fundraising, will soon be no more. Brigade Media has acquired a controlling stake in Philotic, Inc., the company that owns the Causes. The creation of Brigade, a new effort by Silicon Valley wunderkind Sean Parker, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and others, was announced earlier this year with a $9.5

How You Can Use Twitter As a Visual Marketing Platform

SocialFish

Twitter has gone from being a fun microblogging platform to taking on a life of its own. Non profits have found incredible success there, able to connect directly to their audience thanks to the platform being so open-ended. Base Visual Content On What Works For The Platform.

The Top 5 Membership Management Software Platforms

Wild Apricot Blog

With almost 200 different membership management software platforms, choosing which is right for your organization is no easy task. To help you pick, here are the top 5 as chosen by Capterra. Membership management top-5 capterna

MediaPost Publications Mobile To Become Top Email Platform 05/02/2012

AFP Blog

MediaPost Publications Mobile To Become Top Email Platform 05/02/2012 : Return Path projects that mobile will overtake Webmail and the desktop PC to become the leading platform for e-mail by year’s end. Email readership on mobile devices accounts for 30% of all opens, up from 10% a few years ago, according to a new study by the email certification and reputation monitoring company

10 Things to Know When Moving To A More ?Capable Software Platform

VisionLink

Here are some lessons learned about selecting a new solution and transferring your existing data to that new platform. Next time you consider moving to a more capable software platform, consider these 10 questions to help ensure that your decision will be the correct one, and your selection will not fail. The question is whether or not your software platform can change with you, and if so, at what cost.

10 tips for picking your social networking platform

Connection Cafe

In the past year an onslaught of social networking platforms have emerged targeting the association and nonprofit market, leading many associations to wonder which is best for them. If you intend to have any kind of “members only” content on your website, you’ll want to look at how well a platform can handle permissions and groups. Make sure to have your vendor demonstrate the platform’s integration capabilities, because not all platforms behave the same way.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The majority of our new fundraising came from Facebook and Instagram and we also increased engagement on those social media platforms.”.

Top Three Platforms Your Nonprofit Should Use

Frogloop

Along the way, I've found three platforms or programs nonprofits should seriously consider. But I don't see many nonprofits taking advantage of this platform.

Spendrise: New Platform Helps You Spur Change Where You Shop

Frogloop

I recently discovered Spendrise , a platform for creating positive change everywhere you spend money. Running the Women S tartup Challenge and our social change web agency, Rad Campaign I get pitched a lot of different products.

Charities failing to engage using digital platforms, reveals survey | Charity Digital News

AFP Blog

Charities failing to engage using digital platforms, reveals survey | Charity Digital News : A recent survey from Connect Assist, which quizzed 240 senior charity professionals, found that only one in five think they are effectively engaging with their supporters using digital platforms.

CAF Donate platform launches to open up Direct Debits to charities | Charity Digital News

AFP Blog

CAF Donate platform launches to open up Direct Debits to charities | Charity Digital News : CAF Donate is a new platform that will help free up small and medium size charities from the administrative burden of processing donations on and offline and make it easy for them to accept regular donations by Direct Debit, as well as one-off gifts.

Rangers’ Levine Creates Fantasy Sports Platform For Charity ? CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

AFP Blog

Rangers’ Levine Creates Fantasy Sports Platform For Charity  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth : Texas Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine is hoping to capitalize on that market — for charity. Levine has launched a fantasy sports platform called Meaningful Wins, which allows participants to play for charity rather than for profit

Are Crowd Funding Platforms the New Patrons of Independent Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, this month, Sam is raising money to support a new documentary called Wisconsin Rising on the kickstarter platform. Social media has provided a unique platform for independent producers to get their stories out and to raise money for their work.

Exciting Changes in the NTEN Community: Our New Community Platform | NTEN

AFP Blog

Exciting Changes in the NTEN Community: Our New Community Platform | NTEN : After considering several different platform options we selected Higher Logic as the new "behind the scenes" software powering my.nten.org. Out of all the options we explored, we felt the features, look, and feel of the Higher Logic platform was the best fit to serve the NTEN community based on the feedback we received

Exciting Changes in the NTEN Community: Our New Community Platform

NTEN

Recently we took a survey of the NTEN community to get your opinions about online platforms and how you like to engage online. We looked at the survey results and also looked at the concerns raised about our existing my.nten.org community platform.