Raising the Floor Op Ed in Sacramento Bee

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Just published my first op ed on the raising the floor concept yesterday in the Sacramento Bee, Everyone deserves access to technology, online world , co-authored with Prof. Gregg Vanderheiden. This op ed was derived from remarks I made to the California Emerging Technology Fund's Roundtable recently. I want to sound the call for the technology community to get behind raising the floor for everybody around the planet.

Nonprofits use social media as new fundraising tool - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

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Nonprofits use social media as new fundraising tool - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee: "Women Escaping a Violent Environment in Sacramento needed cash, and needed it fast.So the nonprofit agency, which serves victims of domestic violence, sent out a modern-day SOS.With a critical program on the chopping block last summer because of the loss of county money

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Sacramento region’s Big Day of Giving tops $3 million | Central Valley | Modesto Bee

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Sacramento region’s Big Day of Giving tops $3 million | Central Valley | Modesto Bee : The Sacramento region put its money where its heart is Tuesday, more than tripling the $1 million goal set for the 24-hour online fundraising Big Day of Giving campaign

American Red Cross Launches Digital Training Program for Disaster Relief Volunteers - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee

AFP Blog

American Red Cross Launches Digital Training Program for Disaster Relief Volunteers - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee : WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today,the American Red Cross announced a new, technology-based training program for disaster relief volunteers that will allow them to access training programs remotely through mobile devices

The Seattle Foundation helps King Co. residents "GiveBIG" to nonprofits on May 2nd - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee

AFP Blog

residents "GiveBIG" to nonprofits on May 2nd - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee : During this one-day, online event, residents of King County make donations to local nonprofits through www.seattlefoundation.org -- and a share of every contribution is matched with a "stretch pool" of funds provided by The Seattle Foundation and local companies and individuals. The Seattle Foundation helps King Co.

The Problem of an Electronics Recycler and False Environmental Claims

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, the Sacramento Bee newspaper published an account of a very prominent electronics recycler, Electronics Recyclers International (ERI), that has been a leader in advocating for responsible environmental practices, while at the same time dumping lots of electronic junk overseas. It was big news in the recycling industry then when the Sacramento Bee published multiple documents including shipping receipts (also called bills of lading ) proving e-waste dumping by ERI.

Lame spam of the day: Fictitious Business Name Renewal Center

Robert Weiner

mail from the Fictitious Business Name Renewal Center in Sacramento, CA. It's novel to get the snail mail equivalent of spam. This one came via U.S. My business is required to register and publish a Fictitious Business Name (FBN, aka DBA or Doing Business As) every 5 years. And every 5 years I get an official-looking form from this organization telling me that "California Law Requires You To Renew Your Fictitious Business Name.".

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What A Pandemic Teaches Us About Innovation and Corporate Giving

Givinga Blog

As an example, Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, California, saw nearly $85,000 in donations for employees in two weeks. A look back at 2020 shows that unprecedented challenges often lead to unexpected opportunity.

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When Fundraising Disaster Strikes, What Should You Do?

Tech Soup Blog

" His nonprofit has an annual budget of under $35,000, almost all of it raised on the Give Local America Big Day of Giving in Sacramento. The Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center in Sacramento was able to quickly get a contingency plan in action after the Kimbia failure by switching to direct donation solicitations. On May 3, 2016, right in the middle of Give Local America day, the online fundraising company Kimbia's donation processing platform stopped working.

Everything You Need To Know About the Google Ad Grant

The Fundraising Authority

For example, if 90% of donations come from people in California and 80% come from Sacramento, it wouldn't be worth putting Phoenix as part of your location targeting. It’s no secret that Google Ad Grants is a fantastic resource for nonprofits.

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Two Ways To Use Crowdsourcing for Face-to-Face Conferences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Next week on March 1-2, the First 5 California and the Water Cooler Joint Conference will take place in Sacramento. Flickr Photo by Pierre-Alain Dorange. Crowdsourcing is the process of organizing many people to participate in a joint project, often in small ways. The results are greater than an individual or organization could accomplish alone.

Taking First Steps With Social Media: California Child Care Resource & Referral Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, I had the pleasure of doing a mini-workshop at the Director's Institute for the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network in Sacramento. Today, I had the pleasure of doing a mini-workshop at the Director's Institute for the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network in Sacramento. My co-presenter was the talented Bryce Skolfield , Director of Communications and Public Policy at the Children's Council of San Francisco.

Nonprofits and App Developers Combine Forces for Community Change

Tech Soup Blog

The app is currently used in West Sacramento, California, which is a food desert, according to the app creators. We use apps to capture memories, keep track of tasks, entertain ourselves, and communicate. But what if an app could be used to help nonprofits, public libraries, and other community groups organize and solve pressing problems?

Where's the Care2 Team in June 2011?

Care2

AAPC Strategic Outlook Conference: California Battleground 2012 Sacramento, CA. There are conferences, and then there are e-conferences.and unconferences. and summits. conventions. forums. expos. banquets. dinners. galas. meetings. daycamp. bootcamp. rootscamp -- add these to the alphabet soup of acronyms and you've got a recipe for confusion!

Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?

Beth Kanter

To answer, Giving Day hosts turned to each other through Knight Foundation’s Peer Learning Exchange and Facebook Group, and participated in conference calls organized by Priscilla Enriquez, Chief Giving Officer of the Sacramento Regional Community Foundation. Click to Download Report.

How to Write Effective Web Copy (Part 1): Make It Readable

Connection Cafe

Peters, principal of Beverly Hills High School, announced today that the entire school faculty will travel to Sacramento next Thursday for a colloquium in new teaching methods. The Internet is bloated. Your users have miniscule attention spans. And nonprofit websites everywhere are filled with clichés and ambiguity. Words matter. The wrong words—or even worse, forgettable words—can cost you money and goodwill. But the right words can move mountains.

Social Media Lab: How To Become A Networked Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

LAUP has a group of parent ambassadors who serve as their key advocates in Sacramento or on land. They established a fan page for this group so they can be their advocates on Facebook as well. Social Media Lab: Becoming A Networked Nonprofit. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Craigslist Nonprofit Boot Camps in Berkeley and Brooklyn

Have Fun - Do Good

Gillian Parrillo, of the Sacramento Executive, said that the speech they heard Darian Rodriguez Heyman, the Executive Director of the Craigslist Foundation, give at an event this past spring was, "one of those speeches that makes you reach for a pen and a scrap of paper and scribble all over it because you don't want to miss even one of the great nuggets." You've used Craigslist before, right?

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

Connection Cafe

Sacramento. 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. For many years now Blackbaud has published data on the most generous online giving cities in the United States. For the 2013 edition, we made the decision to significantly expand the amount of data in the analysis.

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

Beth Kanter

We also heard from Priscilla Enriquez from the Sacramento Region Community Foundation about challenges and successes of getting started in best practices for data for good. In May, I was lucky enough to spend a few days with community foundations at the annual GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference.