Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

Connection Cafe

You can imagine how pleased I was when I was introduced to an organization that combined my two loves, #GivingTuesday and teaching kids about giving. This year on #GivingTuesday, Learning to Give is asking teachers to join the international movement to celebrate an opening day to the giving season by doing what they do best, by teaching. I love #GivingTuesday. I know, I’ve said that before…and you’ve caught me in the act again. Guilty.

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Donor Engagement: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Connection Cafe

We’ve all heard the saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” Have you ever tried? It’s a myth. You sure can! New forms of games or play can actually provide more happiness and longevity in a dog’s later years. Don’t just believe something is true just because you’ve heard it a few times. It pays to look for yourself, to ask questions. This is the overall state of donor engagement these days among many social good organizations.

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Teach An Employee Something New Today

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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What Previous Crises Can Teach Us About Navigating the Current Fundraising Environment

Connection Cafe

Whether it be the tragedy of 9/11, a tsunami, an economic recession, an earthquake in Haiti, a country divided by an election or a devastating brushfire, there are many high-profile events of the past that have threatened to push the fundraising landscape to its limit. From each one of these events, a key fundraising lesson has emerged. By revisiting these lessons, we can assemble a valuable toolkit to aid social good organizations as they navigate this period of uncertainty.

The Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative

AFP Blog

The Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative : "ast spring, collaboration among the schools was formalized with two grants to support ongoing efforts. An Island Institute grant for a Fellow to work specifically on organizing inter-island activities resulted in hiring Anne Bardaglio, who had served as the Matinicus Education Fellow prior to graduate school.

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5 Ways To Teach Public Speaking While Homeschooling 

Find the free stuff

Want to teach your kids proper public speaking skills and lessons in communication while homeschooling? Here are 5 key ways to teach public speaking while homeschooling. The post 5 Ways To Teach Public Speaking While Homeschooling appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Seemingly overnight, more and more parents have had to become homeschool teachers. Often while juggling work and other household duties. Homeschooling offers many challenges, but one that many parents.

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Be A Leader Who Teaches

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology.

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Apple Stores accepting old iPad donations for Teach for America

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Apple Stores accepting old iPad donations for Teach for America

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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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Technology Support as Teaching

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 Technology Support as Teaching April 24, 2007 I’ve been thinking a lot about technology support lately. Empowerment – as you help them with a problem, teach them about the problem, and ways to troubleshoot (or possibly solve) the problem themselves in the future.

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What DoSomething.Org Can Teach You About Snapchat

NonProfit Hub

The post What DoSomething.Org Can Teach You About Snapchat appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. On a particularly bitter and snowy day last February, the rest of DoSomething.org ’s staff was nestled comfortably at home. But not Bryce Mathias, the digital content associate. Instead, he was dressed up as Cupid handing out Valentines on the street. Shirtless and in an adult diaper, he put on his wings in the snowy streets of New York City. And it’s all in the name of Snapchat. “I’m

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3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

Teach them that fundraising isn’t about asking for money; it’s about giving people the opportunity to give back and improve their communities. Once the new staffer understands the cycle of giving, you can start teaching them to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors.

What Kate Spade and a Dog Named Sarah Can Teach Us about Giving Tuesday Emails

Connection Cafe

Kudos to everyone getting on board with #GivingTuesday! I loved seeing all the activity last week. As a member of the nonprofit community, much like yourselves, I’m on a several different mailing lists and received a fair share of #GivingTuesday emails. Some #GivingTuesday emails captured my attention more than others. My favorite email came from the Maryland SPCA. I received an email in the morning from the Maryland SPCA, and I must admit that I didn’t open it.

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What Humans of New York Can Teach You About End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

It’s the beginning of September and, as if you haven’t already heard this about a thousand times, the end of year is really almost here. That means that in 115 days, the biggest giving day of the year will be upon us. Download this awesome new eBook to make sure you’re prepared!). As I ponder the ways in which nonprofits can really stand out this December, I’m inspired by the work of Brandon Stanton.

Teaching Online Safety: Building Curriculum

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, TechSoup for Libraries held a webinar called Public Tech Instruction: Teaching the Public on Internet Safety. The presenters, Austin Stroud of the Monroe County Public Library and Crystal Schimpf of TechSoup for Libraries, shared resources for teaching online safety and security. Sometimes coming up with teaching material, like presentations or handouts, can be difficult. Do you teach online safety to staff, volunteers, or the people you serve?

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Nathan Magnuson's New Book Teaches, Inspires And Builds Your Confidence

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With 10 leadership topics and easy to read within two hours, this book will both teach you and inspire you. New to your leader role? Or, already a leader, but looking to hone your skills?

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ICYMI: What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

What Old School Hip Hop Teaches us About Content Marketing from Aptify. This came up in conversation today, so I’m reposting it. An oldie but a really really goodie. ————— Bryan Kelly and I presented this session at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communication Conference last week and the feedback we got was phenomenal. So as promised, here are the slides and rundown for you.

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What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

I had the honor of being a guest facilitator at a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and David Havens – I got to teach but more importantly got to learn from amazing people. He lead us on a series of improvisation exercises designed to teach important skills for networked leaders: empathy, awareness, celebrating failure, being open to change and more. This exercise was teaching us to be open to change.

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[SLIDES] What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

What Old School Hip Hop Teaches us About Content Marketing from Aptify. The post [SLIDES] What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing appeared first on Social Fish Bryan Kelly and I presented this session at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communication Conference last week and the feedback we got was phenomenal. So as promised, here are the slides and rundown for you. WIIFM? Content creation is a grind.

What NASA can teach us about Google Hangouts

SocialFish

LOVE this deck by Jason Townsend, from the Office of Communications at NASA. Who knew? Quick Overview of Google+ Hangout Usage at NASA from NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ———– MUST SEE slide deck from NASA in this post! Click though if you can’t see it! Content Strategy From the Trenches

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Teach An Employee Something New Today

Eric Jacobson

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline

AFP Blog

Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline: "Many of the students in Menck and Ekechai's classes said they weren't on Twitter until they were encouraged by their teachers and guest speakers. Some became converts who tweet multiple times a day; others don't see much value in it.In one of Menck's classes, students craft a marketing campaign for a nonprofit client. They aren't

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Transparency, storytelling and teaching with CaseSoup and our new video hub | Case Foundation

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Transparency, storytelling and teaching with CaseSoup and our new video hub | Case Foundation: "That’s why we’re excited today to unveil our new video hub and announce the relaunch of CaseSoup, an exclusive series of videos produced by the Case Foundation team.With the relaunch of CaseSoup, we’re reaffirming our commitment to leverage video to report on the things that matter to our audience

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MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

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MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME : "Jack is a homeless young man participating in Portland's Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) program through the Youth Building Alternatives curriculum at LearningWorks, where teens can earn a General Educational Development diploma while learning job and life skills.

Be A Leader Who Teaches

Eric Jacobson

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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[SLIDES] What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

What Old School Hip Hop Teaches us About Content Marketing from Aptify. Bryan Kelly and I presented this session at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communication Conference last week and the feedback we got was phenomenal. So as promised, here are the slides and rundown for you. WIIFM? Content creation is a grind. Gain an inspirational perspective from this unlikely source to make content creation more fun, authentic, creative and effective. LISTEN – Obama talks hip hop.

Teach An Employee Something New Today

Eric Jacobson

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

Black Teach Project is the definition of “small but mighty.” The Southern Poverty Law center also has an intelligence project working to track and expose hate groups across the country and a Teaching Tolerance Program that produces and distributes (entirely for free) anti-bias documentary films, books, and lesson plans! A recent study they released found that schools are not adequately teaching the history of American slavery.

What Sesame Street Can Teach Us About Giving Days

Beth Kanter

What Sesame Street Can Teach Us About the Giving Challenge – Guest Post by Susie Bowie. Flickr Image from Carlos ZGZ. Note from Beth: For the past two years, I’ve had the honor of facilitating a peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees who are hosting Giving Days. Later this morning, I’ll be moderating the first of a series of webinars about how to take Giving Days to the next level.

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New Web Site Teaches Charities About Finances - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

New Web Site Teaches Charities About Finances - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : New Web Site Teaches Charities About Finances By Nicole Wallace A new Web site seeks to help social-service charities bolster their financial know-how.

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How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish? When thinking about fundraising, many nonprofits and funders believe in the old adage, “Give a person a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a person to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Flickr Photo by Minarae. Note from Beth: I was thrilled that Paul Connolly agreed to write a guest post sharing some of the public learning taking place through the OE Goldmine Project on the Packard Foundation OE Wiki.

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Healthy Fear, Healthy Habit: Teaching Privacy to New Internet Users

Tech Soup Blog

Simple Steps for Teaching Privacy. Although privacy issues can be a challenge to teach, Scott recommends a few simple steps for digital literacy educators: Provide basic privacy instruction. It's a heated, political topic and it will come up when you're teaching privacy. Scott's resources for teaching the NSA Scandal: NSA Surveillance Revelations are a Teachable Moment. Teaching Online Safety: Building Curriculum. Digital peeping toms.

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What Dogs Teach Us About Leadership

Eric Jacobson

That's because, according to co-authors Krissi and Dan Barr , dogs can teach humans a lot about leadership. Because 44 percent of U.S. households with at least one dog according to ASPCA, many of us don't have to go far to learn about leadership.

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Teaching with Tech: The Incredible—and Inevitable—Evolution of the Digital Classroom

Byte Technology

Institutions of teaching still wholly relied on the skill and effectiveness of the individual standing in front of a chalkboard to impart information to a hopefully wide-eyed audience—no matter if they were first graders learning their multiplication tables or medical students delving into the maze of human anatomy. Time and space are no longer limitations, [students can] gain world experience without the heavy cost [and] it teaches independence and responsibility.”.

What I've been learning, cooking, reading, teaching and making

Have Fun - Do Good

Teaching On Friday, I taught a fun Social Media for Coaches unit as part of a "Building a Successful Coaching Practice: Nuts, Bolts and Social Media" course in San Francisco State''s College of Extended Learning''s Core Strengths Coaching Skills Program. Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders! I''ve missed you. The last seven weeks (since I last posted) have been a whirlwind.

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Bo Eason Teaches You How To Achieve Your A-Game In Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Prepare to be inspired and then to work hard as you read Bo Eason ’s book on how to be the best in the world at what you do. The book, published earlier this month, and is called, There’s No Plan B For You’reA-Game. Former NFL All-Pro and now one of the most in-demand motivational speakers and trainers, Eason provides you the four-step, real-world, game plan to help you reach your goals (declarations) and to play your a-game.

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Text TEACHING to 30644 for Information about a New Scholarship

Mobile Commons

Those interested in the scholarship should text TEACHING to 30644 for mobile updates and email sign-up via text. If you’re Latino and have a background in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), it’s now $30,000 easier to get a Master’s degree in Education – thanks to a new scholarship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Teach Something New To An Employee Today

Eric Jacobson

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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E-Readers for Everyone: Teaching Tips Webinar

Tech Soup Blog

Learn more about e-reader teaching tips during TechSoup's free 30-minute webinar. More than three-quarters of the nation's public libraries offer e-books, but most Americans don't know that this service is provided by their local library. Yet 58 percent of Americans have a library card, 69 percent say their local library is important to them, and many Americans would like to learn more about borrowing e-books. Want to help people learn how to use e-readers?

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Teach An Employee Something New Today

Eric Jacobson

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing. Gen Y was born and raised on Hip Hop culture—which began in 1970s New York City and has flourished from the 1980s through today. There are several marketing and communication lessons to be gleaned from a movement so connected with this upcoming generation.

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth Kanter

Set up a Spend, Give, and Save Allowance Policy: For younger kids, here’s a nifty piggy bank , with separate slots for investing, saving, spending, and donating is a great way to teach kids about devoting a portion of their income to charity. I was thrilled to be profiled in Fast Company’s Generosity Series this week. Generosity is baked into my DNA and I can’t help it. I don’t do this with an expectation of any return–financial or otherwise.

TechSoup Global: Teaching CSOs About the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

This is the first of a three part series about cloud computing as it relates to civil society organisations (CSOs) by Keisha Taylor the communications manager at GuideStar International, part of TechSoup Global's network of partners. This was first posted on the GuideStar International blog. Civil society organisations are waking up to the benefits of using cloud computing services (the cloud) for their work.

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