6 Steps to Get the Press to Tell Your Story

NonProfit Hub

Even so, getting attention from the shrinking, but highly diversified, press pool still takes persistence and creativity. Here are 6 steps to get the press to tell your story: 1. Reporters do not wait at their desks for press releases to arrive.

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How to Write and Distribute a Nonprofit Press Release

Wild Apricot

Looking to write a nonprofit press release and aren't sure where to start? Here's everything you need to know + examples and a free template

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University Presses Cooperate with Bookshare

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We have been very lucky to continue to partner more closely with the publishing industry, as a major segment of educational publishers come on board with Bookshare: the university presses. We recently announced partnerships with The University of Chicago Press, the University of California Press and New York University Press, where they will be sending digital files of their books to Bookshare to be made available to people with print disabilities.

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CWTA - Press Releases

AFP Blog

CWTA - Press Releases: "Mobile Giving Foundation and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association Launch Charitable Mobile Platform to Drive Giving in CanadaNon-Profit Plan Canada Goes Live with First Canadian Mobile Giving Short Code

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Reviving the Press Release

Wild Apricot

Maybe it's time to revive the press release to help you drive traffic, increase member engagement, and boost search engine rankings. public relations

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China Braille Press

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The China Braille Press was another impressive visit. Not only do they produce Braille in quantity, but the Press is also developing affordable technology for blind people such as screenreaders and talking ebook players. The software they use was apparently written at the Press. The Press has several Braille presses, including one they built themselves. The products the Press designed were pretty impressive.

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Ready, Set, Go Mobile - Press - AFP

AFP Blog

Ready, Set, Go Mobile - Press - AFP : "The report, New Directions, shows a growing trend toward nonprofits' adoption of mobile giving and other donor outreach campaigns using smartphones and mobile devices. From 2010 to 2011, the percentage of nonprofits using mobile to fundraise has nearly doubled to 9 percent, and is expected to reach 20 percent by the end of 2011, according to the report released today

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Foundation Center - Press Release - Foundation Center Launches GrantCraft Makeover

AFP Blog

Foundation Center - Press Release - Foundation Center Launches GrantCraft Makeover : Foundation Center Launches GrantCraft Makeover Intuitive Design Is Hallmark of Global Community of Learning for Philanthropy New York, NY — June 25, 2014.

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Bay Area Nonprofits Teach Technology in a Three Day Series Across Region - Press Release - Digital Journal

AFP Blog

Bay Area Nonprofits Teach Technology in a Three Day Series Across Region - Press Release - Digital Journal : ''via Blog this

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Bright Association Press Interview With Chief Apricot

Wild Apricot

Here are excerpts from an interview with Dmitry Buterin, Chief Apricot, as part of Webbright Services'' Bright Association Press series. Wild Apricot Service-Partners

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In Canada, Online Giving Reigns - Press - AFP

AFP Blog

In Canada, Online Giving Reigns - Press - AFP: "In Canada, Online Giving Reigns(Sept. 14, 2010) Online giving has surpassed traditional modes of transacting gifts among all Canadian donors under the age of 65, reports fundraising consultant Penelope Burk from her recent survey of more than 7,000 Canadian donors. However, nonprofits continue to underestimate young donors as a source of significant

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National Press Club on Bookshare Partnerships with Universities and Publishers

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm really looking forward to my first ever National Press Club talk in Washington D.C. Tags: NPC National Press Club newsmaker Bookshare coming up on April 29th. We have exciting news about Bookshare, and it's especially thrilling to be talking about an educational program that scales well and works.

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New Crowdfunding Site ‘Survive the Streets’ Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASE New Crowdfunding Site ‘Survive the Streets’ Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal : New crowdfunding website Survive the Streets ([link] launches to help the nearly homeless in the U.S.,

Putting on the Full-Court Press: How Releases Can Help Your Cause

NonProfit Hub

Breaking news: press releases are a gold mine. You already know that your events make a difference in your community, but through press releases, that impact can be magnified. Press releases help your nonprofit reach a wider audience and showcase your mission and great work. The first goal of a press release is to let the public know about your event. If someone can’t figure out where to go to cover the event, then no one benefits from the press release.

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Smart mapping tech helps deliver more food to Singapore’s most needy | Press Releases | Asia | Sustainable Business

AFP Blog

Smart mapping tech helps deliver more food to Singapore’s most needy | Press Releases | Asia | Sustainable Business : "Thanks to state-of-the-art mapping technology, one of Singapore’s most loved non-profit organisations is making their food donation programme ‘smarter’ than ever before.

The Art of Creating a Social Media Press Release

AFP Blog

The Art of Creating a Social Media Press Release: "Now everyone has the same technology to create, publish and distribute content. So for an organization’s “news” to stand out, it needs to: * reach 3 audiences: traditional media, online media bloggers/digital influencers, and the general public. * be understandable to 3 kinds of readers: humans, search engines, and social networking sites.A

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Hot Off The Presses: Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study

Connection Cafe

Author: Jill Ward. Downtime may be hard to come by with SXSWi , NTC and AFP International activity this week, but just in case you have a few minutes to burn waiting for a flight, train or a panel to start, I’m arming you with some exhilarating reading material — the Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study.

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Google Press Center: News Announcement

AFP Blog

Google Press Center: News Announcement: "Google Leaps Over Language BarriersGoogle Translate adds new feature to convert search results into 12 different languagesHere at Google, part of our mission is to make the world's information universally accessible to our users, regardless of differences such as language.

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S.F. 'HACKtivation' Matches Tech Talent With Nonprofit Groups | San Francisco Public Press

AFP Blog

HACKtivation'' Matches Tech Talent With Nonprofit Groups | San Francisco Public Press : While the tech community continues to be demonized across San Francisco, nearly 100 mostly tech workers acted as angels last weekend by donating their expertise to a dozen nonprofit organizations that help the homeless

Foundation Center - Press Release - Foundation Center Puts Improved Transparency Resources Into the Hands of Foundations

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASE Foundation Center - Press Release - Foundation Center Puts Improved Transparency Resources Into the Hands of Foundations : Foundation Center Puts Improved Transparency Resources Into the Hands of Foundations Redesigned Glasspockets Web Site Makes Openness Easier Than Ever New York, NY — November 14, 2013.

Learn and Serve America > Press Release - Detail

AFP Blog

Learn and Serve America > Press Release - Detail: "Washington D.C. Aiming to tap the skyrocketing popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace to promote social good, the Corporation for National and Community Service today announced $2.3 million in grants to use social media to engage college students in service to meet community needs.The grants provide seed funding to six. NPtech NPSocialNetwork

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11 Tips for Making Nonprofit Press Releases Social and Shareable

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media has forever changed how nonprofits and journalists distribute and consume news stories, yet the format of nonprofit press releases has not evolved at all. Almost every communication medium out there has been impacted by the rise of social and mobile media, but not press releases. I have no proof these tips will help your nonprofit get more media coverage, but at the very least they will help your nonprofit’s press release get more exposure on the Social Web.

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Study Shows Online Giving Has Become Popular Among Donors 60 or Older - Press - AFP

AFP Blog

Study Shows Online Giving Has Become Popular Among Donors 60 or Older - Press - AFP : Study Shows Online Giving Has Become Popular Among Donors 60 or Older (Nov. 13, 2011) Online giving has become a viable option for donors who are 60 years of age or older, according to a recent online study of donors who had given by any method conducted by Campbell Rinker on behalf of Dunham Company

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E-newsletters: Read This Before You Press Send - Resource Center - AFP

AFP Blog

E-newsletters: Read This Before You Press Send - Resource Center - AFP : May 22, 2012) More and more companies are using e-newsletters to connect with their customers. In fact, 67 percent of businesses are increasing their email campaign budgets, according to the 2012 Email Marketing Benchmark Report from MarketingSherpa.com.

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Social Media Builds Support, But Fundraising Lags Overall - Press - AFP

AFP Blog

Social Media Builds Support, But Fundraising Lags Overall - Press - AFP: "dealware, an organization that offers reviews and information on software for nonprofits, recently surveyed 459 nonprofit staff members who were already using social media at their organizations.

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Press Here: Breaking the Fourth Wall in Children's Books. and Museums?

Museum 2.0

The text says "Press the yellow dot and turn the page." You press some more. Either I''m really sleep-deprived, or Press Here is the most brilliant interactive children''s book ever. Press Here is a "normal" book that uses book-ish tools--pacing, spatial arrangement of images on the page, text as instruction--to break the fourth wall and create an interactive experience. For an adult version of Press Here , enjoy Ze Frank''s classic optical illusion.)

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Press Releases - Orange Leap's Guru Helps Nonprofits Analyze Data

AFP Blog

Press Releases - Orange Leap's Guru Helps Nonprofits Analyze Data: "Orange Leap (formerly MPower) today announced availability of The Guru, which enables nonprofits to easily create sophisticated reports for analyzing their data in real time –- a key step for taking organizational performance to the next level and beyond

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'Kitemark' could distinguish journalism from 'web noise' - Press Gazette

AFP Blog

Kitemark' could distinguish journalism from 'web noise' - Press Gazette: "Kitemark' could distinguish journalism from 'web noise'21 January 2009By Owen AmosA 'digital kitemark' to differentiate quality journalism from 'the noise of the web' should be introduced, according to a new report published this week.Other recommendations from What’s Happening to Our News, an independent report carried

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How To Leverage Press For Your Online Fundraising Campaign

Care2

One of the key components of our success was the focus on press. Think of press is an accelerant. Let’s figure out how you can use press for your online fundraising. The Benefits of Press. There are three benefits of leveraging press. Readers and views see press as an unbiased third party, which helps build the credibility of your online fundraising campaign.

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Chattanooga Times Free Press | Chattanooga: Nonprofits blogging for dollars

AFP Blog

Chattanooga Times Free Press | Chattanooga: Nonprofits blogging for dollars: "“We made $64,000, which was $25,000 more than our previous best, and we had bidders from 15 states,” said Jane Kaylor, Ronald McDonald House executive director.Nonprofits are turning to the Internet to raise money, broaden donor bases, save on the expense of fundraisers and invite feedback from supporters.".

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The Press Association: Bocelli charity video for download

AFP Blog

The Press Association: Bocelli charity video for download: "are To Live will be available through the ActionAid website www.actionaid.org.uk for digital download from May 5.Organisers of the project said it is the first commercial music video whose price is determined by what individual consumers want to pay.All proceeds will go directly to international development charity ActionAid

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Despite Economy More Consumers Plan to Give Online in ‘09 than ‘08 - Press - AFP

AFP Blog

Despite Economy More Consumers Plan to Give Online in ‘09 than ‘08 - Press - AFP: "Despite Economy More Consumers Plan to Give Online in ‘09 than ‘08(Dec. 15, 2009) Convio Inc. estimates that U.S. online giving to nonprofit organization will be more than $4 billion during the holiday season of 2009 as increasing numbers of people donate to charities via the web.More than 111 million say they plan.

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The Associated Press: Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child Program

AFP Blog

The Associated Press: Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child Program: "Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child ProgramBy MAY WONG – 10 hours agoSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) AP) — Citing disagreements with the organization, Intel Corp. said Thursday it has abandoned the One Laptop Per Child program, dealing a big blow to the ambitious project seeking to bring millions of low-cost laptops to children in developing.

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Cloud for Good Announces New Education Accelerators for Advancement and Recruiting & Admissions

Cloud 4 Good

All Press Release accelerator Admissions Advancement advancement accelerator HED Higher Ed Higher Education recruiting & admissions accelerator recruiting and admissions accelerator Recruitment Recruitment & Admissions

VolunteerHub Partners with Leading HR Expertise Provider

Volunteer Hub

Press Release. General News Press HR Partnership TasklyVolunteerHub, the premier provider of volunteer management software, has partnered with Taskly, a leading HR expertise provider, to help nonprofits streamline HR operations.

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New TechSoup Catalog Hot Off the Press

Tech Soup Blog

If you're on any of our various lists, you likely have received the hot-off-the-press catalog of all of the latest offerings from TechSoup Stock, along with some groovy features about green technology.

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Nonprofit donors have more options for giving - Fort Worth Business Press

AFP Blog

Nonprofit donors have more options for giving - Fort Worth Business Press: "While these may be traditional ways to drum up money for a cause, such methods tend to be labor intensive for both the charity and for donors, said Aly Burroughs, the corporate marketing director for the American Heart Association’s Start!

American Express Charitable Gift Survey Reveals Opportunity for Charities to Optimize Gifts Through Increased Online Initiatives - Press Release

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASEAmerican Express Charitable Gift Survey Reveals Opportunity for Charities to Optimize Gifts Through Increased Online Initiatives - Press Release: "Charities can Optimize Online Giving The study uncovered a surprising finding regarding online donations - although nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans in this study gave to a charity in the past year, only one in every ten donors

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A Little Press for Moi

Have Fun - Do Good

Anna Gordon of the Warrior Momma blog was nice enough to e-interview me about my work recently. She asked some pretty self-reflective questions--you can tell she is a coach! I enjoyed the process of answering them and hope you enjoy reading them. A while back I was also interviewed by the East Bay Monthly , a small, neighborhood paper where I live, about carbon offsetting. When they called me to ask if they could take my photo near the BART I said sure.

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Have Fun * Do Good Press Mention RoundUp

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm putting an application together today for The Women's Media Center's Progressive Women's Voices program (fingers crossed). Part of the application process is to submit links to places you've been quoted, interviewed, or mentioned in the media. I thought I'd post the list here, to give a little "link love" to the folks who quoted, or interviewed me, and 'cause some of the pieces might interest you. Print “Soul in the City,” by Summer Bowen. Common Ground. December 2008. Maverick 101” by E.B.

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Press Clipping Service Gives Instant Access to Reprint Rights

Wild Apricot

Basically, it's a press clipping service that alerts you to high-quality articles on the topics you choose. Whether your job is to update your nonprofit’s website with fresh relevant news, or simply to keep colleagues informed of breaking news via your organization’s intranet or email, you might want to put Clip&Copy in your toolbox. So, how is Clip&Copy different from Google Alerts , or any of the other media monitoring services out there that you may already use?

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"Press 2 for Chickens": Innovating African Radio Stations

NTEN

You’ve likely encountered it when you call a customer service number and are prompted with instructions to press numbers for different issues or service departments.) . The radio station would broadcast the poll and the number and explain the process, such as “press 1 for maize,” “press 2 for chickens,” and “push 3 for other garden crops,” and so on. . Melissa Ulbricht, MobileActive.org.

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Hold the Presses: $10k raised for the #10NTC Scholarship Campaign

NTEN

Apparently, thePort does not like to lose! Seeing that we hadn't made our goal yesterday, they called me up this afternoon to tell me they would very generously fill in the gap and bring our scholarship campaign total to $10,000. Do us a favor: thank them! If you're on Twitter, give thePort a follow and a thank you at twitter.com/ThePortNetwork. In the meantime, we'll need a judge's ruling: Do we still have to remake the Muppets Video ? Tell us in the comments below!

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