Sharing Storytelling in San Antonio

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Last week I was invited to give a keynote plenary session at the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs AFL Care Grantee Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This year's conference focused on Planning and Innovating for Reform.

Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal

AFP Blog

Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal : "As Google Fiber Inc., a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. NASDAQ: GOOG), has contractors building new internet networks in several cities across the U.S., the tech company is seeking local nonprofits for a new partnership program in nearly all those metro areas." 'via via Blog this


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Non-profit gives job opportunities to homeless | San Antonio

AFP Blog

Non-profit gives job opportunities to homeless | San Antonio : DOWNTOWN AUSTIN -- The homeless of Austin have an unexpected advantage during South by Southwest (SXSW) as non-profits help the homeless make the most of music festival by giving them job opportunities.

Online giving course adds actor Patrick Dempsey - San Antonio Express-News

AFP Blog

Online giving course adds actor Patrick Dempsey - San Antonio Express-News : When the second edition of an online course on effective giving starts next month, students will have a chance to learn from actor Patrick Dempsey, billionaire Warren Buffett and other prominent philanthropists.

AT&T creates $1.5M grant program to help nonprofits invest in wireless - San Antonio Business Journal:

AFP Blog

grant program to help nonprofits invest in wireless - San Antonio Business Journal:: "AT&T creates $1.5M grant program to help nonprofits invest in wireless San Antonio Business Journal - 12:11 PM CDT Wednesday, September 12, 2007 The AT&T Foundation, the philanthropic organization of AT&T Inc., AT&T creates $1.5M



Visionlink is honored to begin supporting the work of Endeavors, an organization based in San Antonio, Texas. Endeavors seeks to unify families and communities torn apart by poverty, unemployment, or neglect by providing real, practical solutions and a path to earned income. Endeavors deploys a wide array of programs and services supporting children, families, veterans and those struggling with mental illness and other significant disabilities.

20+ Digital Marketing & Fundraising Conferences for Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Location: San Antonio, TX + Virtual. Digital marketing and fundraising trends are constantly evolving and conferences provide an essential training opportunity for nonprofit professionals to learn from their peers and spark their creativity.

Continuing a Shared Love of Generosity

Charity Navigator

We chatted, never expecting to see each other again, but in 1986 re-met at our thousand-bed medical center in San Antonio and married two years later. My wife grew up poor. Her father was killed in a tragic accident when she was a toddler.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / TBD. Rescue Agency / San Diego, CA / TBD. AFP / San Antonio, TX/ $1199. YTH / San Francisco, CA / $495. Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) /San Diego, CA / $1,145. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference / San Diego, CA / $595. ARNOVA / San Diego, CA / TBD. It's finally here!

Apply for the 2021 Digital Inclusion Fellowship


San Antonio, TX: 1 position (sponsored by Google Fiber). While day-to-day has been moving online for the past decade, the pandemic forced institutions to quickly move all services online. The attempt thrust digital inequity into the public’s awareness.

American College of Preventive Medicine’s Annual Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Location : San Antonio, TX. Date : February 19th, 2011. Topic : Social Media in Disaster Response. Description : Social media tools allow for people to connect: broadcasting messages to real time communication, online networking to offline collaboration. Tools like mobile text/sms, facebook, twitter, and even Wikipedia have permeated the global community and in times of crisis are natural outlets for updates, news, and even cries for help.

The 10 Biggest In-Person Ask Blunders


Author information Jim Eskin Founder at Eskin Fundraising Training Jim Eskin's leadership roles span more than 30 years in fundraising, public affairs and communications in the San Antonio area.

Why Board Members Need to Be on Board with Nonprofit Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

We caught up with master storyteller Lori Jacobwith at the 2014 AFP Conference in San Antonio. Nonprofit storytelling is crucial to conveying your organization’s message to donors and volunteers alike. Your staff knows your mission backwards and forwards—but who’s missing? Check out the short video below of Lori explaining why it’s so important that your board members get on board with nonprofit storytelling. Want more great tips from Lori?

Ten Sample Guiding Business Principles

Eric Jacobson

Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO

AFP Blog

At the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, Lisa Chmiola and David Tinker helped us through some of the lesser known social media sites that can help your nonprofit with efficiency and productivity Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO : You’ve got social media covered. Facebook? Please—you were an early adopter. And Twitter? You could do 140 characters or less in your sleep.

TechSoup Honors Unsung Heroes

Tech Soup Blog

I'd like you to meet Kerry Thomson at Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, Indiana; Lori Chidgey of Corazon Ministries in San Antonio, Texas; Betty Martin of Cape Girardeau Public Library in Missouri; and the late Rory Foster of the Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua, Wisconsin. " Lori Chidgey of Corazon Ministries in San Antonio, Texas. From time to time, we love to feature the great work of people and organizations that we admire.

Being a Successful Fundraiser in 2021

NonProfit Hub

Author Bio: Jim Eskin’s leadership roles span more than 30 years in fundraising, public affairs, and communications in the San Antonio area. I have an obsession.

Sample Guiding Business Principles

Eric Jacobson

2009 TAG Conference: Call for Submissions


With that in mind -- and because I'm sure the folks at TAG have noticed the general awesomeness of the NTEN community -- they're inviting you to submit session proposals for their 2009 TAG conference, which will be held in November in San Antonio, TX. The details: The 7th Annual Technology Affinity Group (TAG) Conference will be held November 9 - November 12, 2009 at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio in San Antonio, TX. .

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NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Appreciation for 501 Tech Club Leaders


This week is National Volunteer Week ! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, says "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference."

How Do You Celebrate Reaching 10,000 Fans on Facebook?

Beth Kanter

of San Antonio, I’m organizing the very first meeting of MissRepresentation Social Action Reps in San Antonio to help champion for change locally in the way that media portrays women.

Philanthropy 2.0 - Raise Money and Engage Volunteers Online — Goodword Editing

AFP Blog

Philanthropy 2.0 - Raise Money and Engage Volunteers Online — Goodword Editing: "Yesterday, I presented some of what I’ve learned about social media to the San Antonio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.I promised the AFP people to share the slideshow online. Here it is…".

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / $250. ACCP / San Antonio, TX / $2,795. North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) / San Diego, CA / $850. AFP / San Francisco, CA / Not available. YTH / San Francisco, CA / Not available. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events.

AT&T Announces $9 Million in Technology Grants That Help Hundreds of Nonprofits Build Stronger Communities Nationwide

AFP Blog

AT&T Announces $9 Million in Technology Grants That Help Hundreds of Nonprofits Build Stronger Communities Nationwide: "SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The AT&T Foundation -- the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T Inc. -- today announced that it has awarded $9 million in competitive AT&T Excelerator technology grants to 680 nonprofit organizations across the country.

Sample Of Solid Business Guiding Principles

Eric Jacobson

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / $250. Northern California Grantmakers and Silicon Valley Community Foundation / San Francisco, CA / $350. Rescue Agency / San Diego, CA / $599. Association for Healthcare Philanthropy / San Antonio, TX / TBD. Grantmakers for Effective Organizing (GEO) / San Francisco, CA / $1,350. YTH / San Francisco, CA / $460. The Network for Social Work Management / San Diego, CA / TBD.

Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

I was in San Antonio this week to facilitate an interactive master class for 300 nonprofits that was hosted by the San Antonio Nonprofit Council that hosts The Big Give, a very successful local giving day.

Example Of Good Guiding Business Principles

Eric Jacobson

Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!


Magazine YMCA of Greater San Antonio YMCA of Snohomish County YWCA Hartford Region. Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and we''ve found 124 NTEN Members that are participating!

100 Courses in 100 Days for Alzheimer’s

Givinga Blog

On April 15th, Dave was playing in San Antonio, with his best friend and brother, when they received the unexpected phone call. What could have been a short golf trip turned into 100 courses in 100 days, as the 57 year old Bostonian Dave Blakelock recognized the opportunity to do something big.

How I Became a Nonprofit Board Chair (and Lived to Tell About It)


Recently, I attended Simone Joyaux’s session about great board chairs at the AFP conference in San Antonio and was reminded of my first time—and, in fact, my many times after that. Back by popular demand, guest blogging for us again, is Randy Hawthorne, Executive Director of Nonprofit Hub. As someone who has chaired the board of a half dozen nonprofits, we are very grateful Randy has generously agreed to share his thoughts with our readers on being an effective board chair.

Five Tips for Motivating Physician Learners

Web Courseworks Associations

Web Courseworks is attending SACME in San Antonio, TX. As consultants and providers of learning technology to organizations that do CME (continuing medical education) and GME (graduate medical education), we’re often faced with this question: why is it so hard to get physicians to pay attention to (a given client’s) learning? Physicians are, of course, graduates of medical school. They are generally board-certified and often employed in academia.

Networked Nonprofit Update: November

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Meanwhile in down at action camp in San Antonio, Texas, I heard through Twitter that copies of the Networked Nonprofit were offered in a raffle. Flickr Photo by WiserEarth - WiserEarth's team from Around the World play Peek-A-Boo With Book. I’d like to use this post to share some of the responses to the Networked Nonprofit at different book events and online during the past month and let you know about upcoming events in November.

How Do I Get My Nonprofit’s CEO To Use Twitter or other Social Media?

Beth Kanter

“You have to show not just tell your CEO about social media”- @carolynsave “Create a tweetorial” – @kanter #afpshift Ettore Rossetti (@EttoreRossetti) March 25, 2014.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

San Diego: 7,000 potential members. San Antonio: 4,000 potential members. San Francisco, California: Mobile Apps for Change Demo Day. San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night. San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night. San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night. San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night. San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night.

The Top 5 Sessions You Can’t Miss at AFP International 2014

NonProfit Hub

And this year AFPIcon takes place from March 23 through March 25 in San Antonio, Texas. With all of the top fundraising professionals in one place, the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference on Fundraising (AFPIcon) is sure to bring some of the top information and presentations to the table. You can’t go wrong with the hand-picked lineup of speakers. But with the sheer amount of presentations and overlapping times, you’ll be forced to make some decisions.

Small Library — Big Service to the Community

Tech Soup Blog

"I had to put aside my big dreams of being like the San Antonio Public Library," Amy says. He lives in San Francisco. How the Natalia Library Helps Patrons Improve Their Lives. The Natalia Veteran's Memorial Library serves the small town of Natalia, Texas. It's open 25 hours a week, with a staff of one. With extremely limited resources, librarian Amy Edge must make difficult decisions every day about what her library can provide.

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and the Infectious (In a Good Way) AFP Conference

NonProfit Hub

Or, maybe more fittingly since it’s in San Antonio, we’ve concluded there must be something in the water. There’s most definitely something in the air here at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. Because even after day one, the raw energy and willingness to learn more about fundraising in order to better our causes is both apparent and infectious. Can’t be at AFP ICON this year? That’s a bummer, but no problem.

Finding a role?

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

The YMCA of San Francisco is providing volunteers to help staff the Red Cross Bay Area Call Centers, which are receiving over 200 calls an hour. The YMCA of San Antonio is matching all employee contributions to its Katrina fund. What is there one can say about not-for-profit organizations and the continuing crisis of Katrina that would be of some use to our readers?

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Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

Today I’m in San Antonio, Texas, for the American College of Preventive Medicine annual conference. I’m joining a panel to talk about the response for support after the Haiti earthquakes last year. My contribution to the panel is to provide context about the use of social media in emergency and disaster response as well as an overview of some of the tools we saw deployed last year and we may see in the future. Citizen-Powered Response.

Why Can’t the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector Scale Generosity? #givedaylessons

Beth Kanter

Technology experts offered their analysis (see the end of this article in the local San Antonio newspaper titled “ From Big Give to Big Crash “) Others offer their analysis. What Happened on Give Local America Day? For the past few years, I’ve been facilitating a peer learning group with a small cohort of grantees , all community foundations, hosting Giving Days in their communities using the Giving Day Playbook.

Portrait Of A Leader

Eric Jacobson

For example, the top metro area with the most companies on the list is San Antonio, TX. You''ll definitely want to read the September 2013 issue of Inc. magazine, which features its annual list of the 500 fastest growing, private companies in America. The entire issue is a interesting and revealing read. And, California is the state with the most companies on the list. What I enjoyed most in the issue was the Portrait of a Leader infographic.

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

I also gave a plenary talk at AFP in San Antonio, Texas. The Sun Sets on 2014. This year I took off a full two weeks during the holiday, spending time with family on the Big Island on a coffee farm and mostly offline. I didn’t do a complete unplug, as we’re so dependent on the Internet for information in navigate our daily lives, which is a huge change since I first got online in 1993. And, now with those beautiful sunsets behind me, I look ahead to 2015.