‘Tweet Me in St. Louis’ Is This Web Site’s Goal - NYTimes.com

AFP Blog

‘Tweet Me in St. Louis’ Is This Web Site’s Goal - NYTimes.com : The effort is being made through a new nonprofit organization, Rally St. Louis, that was introduced this month by Aaron Perlut and Brian Cross, two managing partners at a public relations agency in St. Louis named Elasticity. Unlike the traditional, top-down civic betterment campaigns that are backed by the likes of chambers of commerce, Rally St. Louis is taking a bottom-up approach

1-On-1 With Greg Damron – Part 1: “If You Build It, They May Not Come”

Wild Apricot

This is the first in a 3-part blog series offering highlights of our 1-On-1 interview with Greg Damron, President, of ATD St. Louis. Small-Membership-Advisory-Community

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On a Blog Break Until August 1!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

My family and I are in the process of moving from St. Louis, Missouri to Tucson, AZ. Hi everyone! I need to take a break from blogging until August 1. To write the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. There’s not much new to write about social media and fundraising these days. Hope you are enjoying your summer! Thank you, Heather Mansfield. Social Media

1-On-1 With Greg Damron – Part 2: Building Community

Wild Apricot

Here is Part 2 of our 3-part blog series of highlights of our 1-On-1 interview with Greg Damron of ATD St. Louis who offered insight on building community and offering membership value

1-On-1 With Greg Damron – Part 3: Events and Welcoming New Members

Wild Apricot

Here is our final post in our 1-On-1 interview series with Greg Damron of ATD St. Louis. In this post, Greg offers insight into his organization''s event planning and member welcoming processes as well as some final words of advice for his membership peers

Gateway Pet Guardians Create a Unique Points-Based Reward Program Using VolunteerHub’s Gamification Module

Volunteer Hub

Gateway Pet Guardians , a nonprofit organization located in East St. Louis, IL, is working hard to create a thriving pet welfare community in the east side pet district. The pet resource center provides many offerings to the East St. Louis, IL community.

11 Inspiring Nonprofit Facebook Timelines

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis :: facebook.com/contemporaryartmuseumstl. Most nonprofits have not yet upgraded to the new Facebook Timeline for Pages design, but as more and more admins begin to realize that the Timeline design and tool set is much more than just uploading a photo to the top of your page, I think we’ll see many of our favorite nonprofits take the leap and upgrade before the mandatory roll out of Facebook Timeline to all pages on March 30.

New Webinar Series for Nonprofits in Australia & Oceania

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good is based in St. Louis, Missouri and the vast majority of our webinars are scheduled to accommodate nonprofits on the East Coast of the United States and Canada and Western Europe. All webinars are presented live and not recorded ( for good reasons☻) , so nonprofits in Australia and Oceania are often unable to attend live unless they are willing to wake up very early.

Jack Dorsey Pledges Fifth of Tech Firm Square to Charity - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Jack Dorsey Pledges Fifth of Tech Firm Square to Charity - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Tech mogul Jack Dorsey has launched a foundation to aid needy communities around the world and will give it a nearly one-fifth stake in mobile-payments company Square, Quartz and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.

SEA Chapters

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our first chapter was in St. Louis, and our second one in Baltimore, and more are forming all the time. I recently took on the role of chairing the Social Enterprise Alliance, the main grassroots group representing social enterprises in the U.S. and Canada. One of our new strategies to respond to the increasing demand for social enterprise knowledge is to encourage chapters to form. The initial chapters have just been starting this year.

6 Reasons SEO Is Important to Nonprofits and Why

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your organization will rank better for searches that include your area like “dog rescue St. Louis,” and rank without an area mention, like “dog rescue.” By Maryanne Dersch , a speaker, coach, and creator of the Superstar Fundraising Academy. She is also the author of Courageous Communication: How Codependence Is Making Your Nonprofit Brand Boring and What to Do About It.

The 5 Hottest Nonprofit Conferences of Summer '16

EveryAction

The highly-anticipated, always exceptional Netroots Nation annual gathering is taking over downtown St. Louis at the end of this week. School may be out for the summer, but the educational, professional, and networking offerings for nonprofits are just getting started. From our 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar , here are five hot summer events that are sure to bring the heat. 2016 Nonprofit Marketing Conference.

College student's idea grows into electronics thrift store with a purpose

AFP Blog

College student's idea grows into electronics thrift store with a purpose : Angela Haas was a senior at St. Louis University when she got the idea to refurbish and resell old computers to other students. Now, a dozen years later, she's president of a nonprofit that last year recycled 7.5 million pounds of electronics and helped 5,500 families get computers free or for drastically reduced prices

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The IMPACT Conference / St. Louis, MO / Not available. National Urban League / St. Louis, MO / Not available. 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! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

where donated Adobe Creative Suite software empowers homeless people in St. Louis through sales of a street newspaper, What’s Up Magazine. The TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7 million technology products to 183,000 social benefit organizations in 40 countries across the world. Sure, the numbers are impressive, but even more impressive is the impact those technology product donations have made.

NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our newest groups: NetSquared St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri. Saint Louis, Missouri: What Is NetSquared St. Louis? NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all! The exact format isn't important, as long as we are consistently gathering the nonprofit and tech communities together so that they can learn from each other. However, our organizers are currently very keen on social media surgeries.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

where donated Adobe Creative Suite software empowers homeless people in St. Louis through sales of a street newspaper, What’s Up Magazine. The TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7 million technology products to 183,000 social benefit organizations in 40 countries across the world. Sure, the numbers are impressive, but even more impressive is the impact those technology product donations have made.

8 Museum Apps Doing Good

Care2

Historic St. Louis apps by Missouri History Museum. iOS/Android: This app truly takes history outside the walls of the museum by mapping several hundred historic photos across St. Louis. Choose a photo from the map or gallery to learn about the architecture, the context behind the image, and related anecdotes from St. Louis’ storied past. Historic St. Louis - iTunes App Store. The Civil War in St. Louis - iTunes App Store.

Museum 2.0 Rerun: What Does it Really Mean to Serve "Underserved" Audiences?

Museum 2.0

Last week, I had the honor and pleasure of giving a talk at an institution I''ve long admired: the Taylor Community Science Resource Center at the St. Louis Science Center. It doesn''t mean that these teenagers are any less valuable to the St. Louis Science Center or society as a whole than others. The Taylor Center is also explicitly not inside the St. Louis Science Center (although there are plans eventually to move to the main campus).

Who Counts? Grappling with Attendance as a Proxy for Impact

Museum 2.0

This summer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published the kind of "how sausage is made" story that rarely gets written about the arts. It''s about museum attendance and how the five big, free museums in St. Louis count it. At the St. Louis Science Center, the focus of the article, there was a particularly creative perspective on attendance, including numbers for offsite board meetings, parades where staff made a showing, and attendance at a school next door.

Top 10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S.

Care2

Louis, MO. Ever wonder how charitable your city is? You’re in luck because Convio recently released their report on the 273 most generous cities across the United States. Convio analyzed cities with total population of more than 100,000 based on per capita online giving and the total amount donated through the Convio platform. The average gift size remained steady in 2011 at about $65 with more than $435M donated to charities.

What Does it Really Mean to Serve "Underserved" Audiences?

Museum 2.0

Last week, I had the honor and pleasure of giving a talk at an institution I've long admired: the Taylor Community Science Resource Center at the St. Louis Science Center. It doesn't mean that these teenagers are any less valuable to the St. Louis Science Center or society as a whole than others. The Taylor Center is also explicitly not inside the St. Louis Science Center (although there are plans eventually to move to the main campus).

Graduating Ally shares his unique perspective

ASU Lodestar Center

I was born the second oldest of six to a single mother on the north side of St. Louis, City. These clean-ups would inspire my family to host one of our own back home in St. Louis, in honor of my cousin who died last year due to gun violence. posted by Damonte Johnson Class 12 Public Ally. My story with Public Allies Arizona starts years before I even walked into a job fair and met my former program manager.

3 Nonprofit Conferences You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer (and How to Stand Out From the Crowd)

NonProfit Hub

Location: The America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis. Summer convention season is just around the corner for nonprofit organizations, a good time for groups of all types to recruit and also promote their message. Conventions are also a great place for nonprofit workers to network and hear about the latest innovations and ideas.

HOW TO: Add Your Nonprofit to FourSquare

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Louis St. FourSquare has received quite a bit of buzz over the last few months. Some have even declared it to be the “ Twitter of 2010 “ I am not so sure about that, but it is fun. It is Different. Addictive. And as of last week, FourSquare has gone global. Thus, now all nonprofits worldwide have a good reason to get FourSquare on their radar screen.

10 Signs Your Small Nonprofit Excels at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Stray Rescue of St. Louis is a much-loved no-kill rescue that consistently writes and shares great rescue stories. Small (and medium-sized) nonprofits have a different experience on social media than large nonprofits. Small nonprofits have to work harder at growing their following and most often the work of social media management is added to an already full job description. On top of those challenges, Facebook reach has dropped to an abysmal 1%.

Most Generous Cities in America

Connection Cafe

Louis, MO. Author: Cheryl Black. How generous is your city? Check out the cities that made the top 10 for most generous online. Alexandria, VA. Cambridge, MA. Arlington, VA. Seattle, WA. Washington, DC. Berkeley, CA. San Francisco, CA. Ann Arbor, MI. Minneapolis, MN. The ranking comes from 273 cities with total population of more than 100,000 based on per capita online giving and total amount donated online through Convio’s online marketing and fundraising suite.

Tales of faux donors scamming charities

Robert Weiner

These tales were provided by Barbara Esteve at Cedar Crest College, Roylene Gallas at the Little City Foundation, Don Martin at St. The husband portrayed themselves as major philanthropists from St. Louis and he also claimed to be a great friend of the late Yul Brynner and had started up a foundation that carried Yul Brynner’s name with several million in assets. True, I found some photos of the two of them at a black tie gala in St.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Successfully Going Mobile

Amy Sample Ward

St Louis Volunteen won, two Millennials are the ones that developed it – geolocation app to find volunteering opportunities, find contests, find things tied to schools, and sharing on social media. Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. This session focuses on how to successfully get started with mobile technology, with Tonia Zampieri from Smart Online presenting. Millennial Distinctions. about 85 Million.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

CSPRC / St. Louis, MO / Price TBA. Netroots Nation / St. Louis, MO / Less than $500. In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list! We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences and forums, informal trainings, and more that will be taking place all over the world, focusing on essential topics like: Nonprofit management.

TechSoup Honors Unsung Heroes

Tech Soup Blog

Betty Martin is director of the Cape Girardeau Public Library , which is located about 115 miles southeast of St. Louis. From time to time, we love to feature the great work of people and organizations that we admire. We particularly like to call attention to extraordinary people doing humanitarian work who don't get a lot of attention. TechSoup is honored to serve these great unsung heroes whose good work simply deserves to be recognized.

Get Involved with the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

Tech Soup Blog

Photo: United Way of Greater St. Louis. With the tenth anniversary of September 11 just ahead, many nonprofit organizations are looking for ways to continue the spirit of unity and service that began immediately after the events of that morning. In that effort, MyGoodDeed Inc. has teamed with HandsOn Network to develop The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance , or simply 9/11 Day.

Serious logistical expertise

gokubi.com

They had an event in St. Louis with at least 100,000 people. I’m about to head to Dreamforce , Salesforce’s annual user conference. Last year it was 5,000 people. This year could be as many as 10,000. It’s a big conference with tons of logistics. But check out what the Obama campaign pulled off yesterday. And then followed it up with a 75,000 person rally in Kansas City.

The American Public Gardens Association and TechSoup's National Accounts Program

Tech Soup Blog

Missouri Botanical Garden Café in St. Louis was named the state's firest certified green restaurant. From time to time we like to spotlight some of the great environmental nonprofit organizations that are involved with TechSoup Global. This time I'd like to write a bit about the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), which is a professional association for public gardens and professionals working in public horticulture.

I'm Enroute to Cambodia: From Logan to LAX and Productive Blogging Tip

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They said, no you're going to St. Louis. At Logan Airport loaded up with swag Found a plug and wifi at LAX My husband and kids dropped me off at Logan Airport a couple of hours before my flight to LA to connect to my flight to Phnom Penh via Singapore to attend the Cambodia Bloggers Summit. I flew American Airlines and the terminal was a zoo. I waited in line 2.5 hours and was little worried I'd miss my flight.

How Do You Make a Nonprofit Board Not Boring?

Have Fun - Do Good

When working with the Girl Scouts in St. Louis, we took the board members to one of our camps for an overnight. "On the importance of term limits for nonprofit board members: 'It's sad to think how many boards are just a couple of funerals away from greatness.'" -Kelly Kleiman of The Nonprofiteer, Things We Wish We'd Said (Board Development division) I've never been on a nonprofit board, but I've been in board meetings as a staff member.

How the Indianapolis Zoo Preserved their Visitor Experience with Dynamic Pricing

Connection Cafe

Woerner met with representatives from sports teams, including the St Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds, as well as Zoos from around the world to talk about their pricing models. In early October, Laura Beussman blogged about demand-based pricing for arts and culture organizations.

Here’s Your Chance – A Message to All New Graduates in Philanthropy

Achieve

One was going to work as a systems analyst for Anheuser Busch; one friend was going into a leadership program with SBC Global (now AT&T); and another was going into a manager training program at Enterprise – all prominent St.

Paying Volunteers A Stipend: Does It Work?

ASU Lodestar Center

Center for Social Development, George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. posted by. Carlton Yoshioka, Ph.D. Professor and Director. of Academic Programs. ASU Lodestar Center. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a. continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to. highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can. inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice.

Wired for Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Can’t quite figure out how St. Louis, Missouri snuck in there, but I’ll have to ask Gene Austin, our CEO who hails from there. Author: Sara Spivey.

How a Fan of Nonprofits Teaches Tech and Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

So, we lived in Dallas; St. Louis; Huntsville, Alabama; and Orlando. From time to time, we like to shine the spotlight on nonprofit techies who go above and beyond to help out other organizations with their technology conundrums. In this case, that'd be Margaux Pagan doing great things in Orlando, Florida. She's our volunteer Netsquared organizer there. NetSquared is TechSoup's volunteer-driven, global network of nonprofit technology workshops and networking events.

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Four Easy Ways to Land Corporate Donations

Connection Cafe

Habitat for Humanity St. Louis ’ CEO, Kimberly McKinney, stresses how participating in a volunteer event with visible results, such as building a home, can be a strong team-building activity for a company’s staff. Robert Bellovin is a Media Relations Coordinator at Software Advice. Before joining Software Advice, he worked as an Account Manager for Granite Public Affairs and as a Deputy Campaign Manager for a U.S. Congressional campaign.

On White Privilege and Museums

Museum 2.0

I recall one particularly ugly incident in St. Louis in which museum marketers required staff members to delink a signature youth program's web presence from the main site because the kids involved were "too black" for the brand image of the institution. Two weeks ago, Roberto Bedoya asked several arts bloggers, including me, to write a post reflecting on Whiteness and its implications for the arts.