Give It Forward with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee - Community Foundation

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Give It Forward with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee - Community Foundation : December 7, 2011 through January 5, 2012, we’re asking you to remember an experience of charitable or personal giving that was meaningful, joyful or touching.

Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

Visit this long-time New Orleans favorite and join the ranks of notable past patrons such as Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy!

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Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

Visit this long-time New Orleans favorite and join the ranks of notable past patrons such as Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy!

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The Big Payback is Coming!

Connection Cafe

Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and created to increase philanthropy in Middle Tennessee counties, The Big Payback is a 24-hour online giving event. Middle Tennessee relies on the essential work of nonprofits in the region. The complete list of participating Middle Tennessee organizations can be found here or at www.thebigpayback.org.

Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

Tennessee. . . What is the EFSLMP? The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program is an initiative from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, a division of the Department of Labor. . Purpose of EFSLMP. The focus of the EFSLMP is to provide mentorship to "core states" through intensive technical assistance.

10 Holiday Tribute Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Adoptions. For environmentally friendly and socially conscious holiday shoppers that prefer to give donations to nonprofits as holiday gifts, the 10 holiday tribute gift programs listed below are a good starting point for your holiday shopping. Ranging from wildlife conservation to refugee relief, tribute gifts make excellent holiday gifts for friends, family, and work colleagues.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Re-Engagement Campaigns, Millennials, and SEO

Connection Cafe

Maybe it was that I wrote it while listening to the stressful Tennessee Vols vs. Florida Gators game. Or maybe…it really was the Tennessee Vols.). Admittedly, this roundup was a little more difficult for me to put together. Maybe it was because my air conditioning is broken and the Charleston heat doesn’t seem to care too much. or… Maybe it was because sometimes things that begin as a fun project somehow and someway become a chore. stay with me.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

Students can text Suicide Prevention Crisis Line for free The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) and Crisis Text Line, a free, 24/7 text-messaging support line for people in crisis, recently announced the launch of a partnership bringing crisis support to anyone in the state. Here’s how millennials are impacting the future of communication Business Insider explores the shifting trends in communication. As email declines, chat apps and text messaging are on the rise.

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Finally, I found powerful the list below shared by basketball player Tamika Catchings as she reflected on her time being coached by University of Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt. Check out the definitive book on servant leadership. It's a curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

TSPN Launches Crisis Support Via Text Message Statewide CrisisText is expanding into Tennessee. Poor John Cornyn: His pesky constituents keep calling Cornyn, the three-term senator from Texas, reported that his offices were flooded with constituent calls opposing the nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education. A great reminder that phone calls work!

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Finally, I found powerful the list below shared by basketball player Tamika Catchings as she reflected on her time being coached by University of Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt. Be sure to read the definitive book on servant leadership. It's a curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

Are you an iCitizen?

SocialFish

iCitizen announced today that Republican Congressman Marsha Blackburn and Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper , representatives from Tennessee, are headlining the iCitizen National Launch Celebration on November 19, 2013 in Washington D.C. I just got this in my email from PureWow: We took eighth-grade government. We know that voting is our civic duty (and we would never miss an opportunity to get that sticker).

Nonprofits of the Month :: August 2010 :: Animal Sanctuaries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook: The Elephant Sanctuary of Tennessee. Animal sanctuaries exist because there are places, people and things that animals need sanctuary from. Chimps are used in labs for animal testing. Elephants are forced to perform silly tricks through submission in circuses. In many states it is legal to own tigers as pets, but once they grow too large they are often abandoned or sold on the black market.

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Finally, I found powerful the list below shared by basketball player Tamika Catchings as she reflected on her time being coached by University of Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt. Be sure to read the definitive book on servant leadership. A curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

Cloud for Good Recommendations for 10 Free Online Tools

Tech Soup Blog

Cloud for Good is a Memphis, Tennessee nonprofit consulting company that was founded by Tal. Such a wonderful array of good IT tips and other information flows through TechSoup's community forums that it's hard to keep up. Since our recent cloud computing campaign I've been staying alert to new and useful online services for nonprofits and libraries. Tal Frankfurt? of Cloud for Good posted a great list of 10 free online tools for nonprofits on our forums that I wanted to highlight here.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Tennessee. Tennessee charitable registration: $50 ($0 if exempt). The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

The 5 Things You Absolutely Can’t Miss at #bbcon 2014

Connection Cafe

Throughout conference, the Give Back Booth will also be sponsoring the Social Media Give Back program benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. We’re days away from Blackbaud’s premier conference for nonprofits. This is the conference where around two thousand nonprofit professionals come together to re-charge their passion, power on for their missions, and get energized with peers. And this year it’s all happening in Nashville, TN—The Music City.

Five Winning Attributes of Winning Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

One evening I called a jovial gentleman from Tennessee. Major-gifts officers, and fundraisers in general, need to be a lot of things to be successful at what they do. Let’s take a look at some of the winning attributes of winning fundraisers. The last one may surprise you! (1) 1) Individuals in charge of fundraising need to be in tune with their NPO’s finances so they can set goals that are strategic, effective and attainable. They need to know the numbers. (2)

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Eric Jacobsen Blog

Finally, I found powerful the list below shared by basketball player Tamika Catchings as she reflected on her time being coached by University of Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt. Be sure to read the definitive book on servant leadership. A curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

Covid-19 and Museum

Museum 2.0

Previously I had become interested in public history in Baltimore, a graduate student in North Carolina, and a professional in Savannah but my conversations expanded to NY, New Jersey, South Carolina, California and Tennessee. As we are all making adjustments to living through a global pandemic I've tried to reach out more.

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobson

Finally, I found powerful the list below shared by basketball player Tamika Catchings as she reflected on her time being coached by University of Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt. Tomorrow, March 6, brings the release of the new definitive book on servant leadership. A curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

St. Jude Uses Text Messages to Boost Event Turnout and Participation

Mobile Commons

Jude home base of Memphis, Tennessee). Jude Children’s Research Hospital is modernizing their events for the digital era, using text messaging to streamline event sign-in and keep engagement high. They’ve found that by letting event participants text as a means to check-in at events, they not only can immediately see who shows up, but also open a direct communication channel with their attendees. This gives St.

Thank You RCI Customers!

Tech Soup Blog

Using the University of Tennessee Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator , here is a snapshot of how the TechSoup RCI program — and our customers — have done the Earth some good by extending the life of and reusing equipment since 2005: For years we have been trumpeting the environmental impact of reuse, but we were surprised at how significant it is for 50,000 refurbished devices.

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sandy Rees: @SandyRees from East Tennessee. Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers. The list below is the result of that “Tweet Out&#. Some on the list are very known in the nonprofit sector, and others are completely under the radar and providing some very valuable resources to the nonprofit sector.

Happy Turkey Day

SocialFish

So I'm sitting here at my desk, enjoying some "me" time for the first time in a really long while - it's super quiet, Mike left a short while ago, David is already in California with his family; the phone stopped ringing around 11 am (except for calls from jnott - I promised to help him stay awake on his long drive through the diagonally endless state of Virginia, to Tennessee.

Due diligence before you donate

ASU Lodestar Center

In 2007, the Wall Street Journal reported on a Tennessee nonprofit called Youth Villages that works with troubled youth and their families: The organization spent $30,000 on an evaluation of its work and discovered that the practice of separating youths from their families for one to two years was less effective than providing therapy for the entire family and allowing the youth to return home after four to five months. posted by. Mandy Fricke. Community Manager. Nursing@Georgetown.

Buy & Sell Stuff on eBay and Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

Bernie Berlin is a Tennessee-based blogger , mixed media artist and manager of a one-woman dog rescue operation, A Place to Bark. In September, she asked her readers and organization's supporters to donate artwork to be auctioned on eBay. The first phase of the auction raised $1,198.93 for 28 items. You can see some of the items that are left on A Place to Bark's homepage on Mission Fish. Mission Fish is the nonprofit that powers the eBay Giving Works program.

Best of the Web: December 2015

Idealware

Technology Helps Food Banks Handle Holiday Surge , WSJ “Each year, food donations coming in to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee surge from November through December to nearly double what the charity receives in the rest of the year. … Time always seems to accelerate as the end of a year approaches.

ILoveMountains.org Blogger's Challenge (You Can Help If You Aren't a Blogger Too!)

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Primarily, mountaintop removal is occurring in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. iLoveMountains.org is a campaign to stop mountaintop removal for coal mining. What is mountaintop removal you ask? From the iLoveMountains.org web site: "Mountaintop removal is a relatively new type of coal mining that began in Appalachia in the 1970s as an extension of conventional strip mining techniques.

Legacy of Hope Austin: Dreams for Kids with Special Needs

Tech Soup Blog

In fact, 2dance2dream opened a satellite branch in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in February 2015 and has been approached by professional dance schools in Dallas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. Julie Lyles Carr was asked a life-changing question five years ago: "What is the one thing you would like to do to impact your community?"

How Does Limited Liability Affect a Nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

Tennessee. posted by. Steve Cook. Attorney. Cook & Cook. How Does Limited Liability Affect a Nonprofit? Limited liability entities are often formed (at least in part) to protect the assets of for-profit business owners from the financial obligations of a particular business. In the case of a nonprofit, however, the entity is generally not permitted to have owners who are entitled to the profits of the organization. Rather, any profits earned by a nonprofit must be reinvested.

Searching For The World's 2012 Fittest CEO

Eric Jacobson

The entire event will be hosted at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee. The CEO Endurance World Championship is a made-for-TV event covering six grueling stages of competition from September 13 - 16, 2012 , and featuring 25 top CEOs that combine success in business with a healthy and fit lifestyle. Each of the six stages is designed to test the CEOs - mixing strategy with endurance - and at the same time be very entertaining to watch.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World – #10Ways

John Haydon

In 2008, we had the Tennessee coal ash spill , which was billed as “the largest environmental disaster of its kind in the United States.&# This post was written by Rob Reed. He is the founder of MomentFeed , a location-based marketing, strategy, and technology firm. ———————————————————— Social media has changed the world.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World – #10Ways

John Haydon

In 2008, we had the Tennessee coal ash spill , which was billed as “the largest environmental disaster of its kind in the United States.&# This post was written by Rob Reed. He is the founder of MomentFeed , a location-based marketing, strategy, and technology firm. ———————————————————— Social media has changed the world.

Five Signs Your Nonprofit Is Ready to Migrate Your Database to the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Tal Frankfurt is the Founder and CEO of Cloud for Good , a Tennessee-based nonprofit and cloud consulting company. In our 2012 Global Cloud Survey we found that only 12 percent of respondents, mostly from larger organizations, are using cloud-based client relationship management (CRM) database services like Salesforce for Nonprofits , or Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands: Book Giveaway Winners Announced

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Another feature of the program will be Safe America’s recruitment of First Ladies/Spouses in ALL 50 states to lead local, state educational efforts — building on West Virginia First Lady Gayle Manchin and her husband, Governor and Senator-Elect Joe Manchin’s efforts that reached 40 states in 2010 and had the active involvement of Governors and First Spouses in Kentucky, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Washington state, West Virginia, Iowa, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Utah and Tennessee.”.

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

Nashville, Tennessee: Apps4Change Demo Breakfast — Nashville — September 2017. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5. We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our free events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In 2008, we had the Tennessee coal ash spill , which was billed as “the largest environmental disaster of its kind in the United States.&# Note from Beth: It’s vacation week for me, not publishing much this week or next accept for guest posts and a few book reviews or if I find inspiration. This guest post was written by Rob Reed. He is the founder of MomentFeed , a location-based marketing, strategy, and technology firm.

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs

Have Fun - Do Good

Example: Green for All posted about how Green for All Supports Local Green Jobs Corps in Tennessee. Next week I'll be teaching a session about blogging during a nonprofit social media webinar, We Are Media, presented by NTEN. As part of my preparation, it seems like a good time to update my 2006 post, 10 Ways Nonprofits Can Us Blogs , and my 2007 post, 10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs and Bloggers to Support Their Cause.

NetCentric Advocacy: Rosa Parks: Thank You

Network-Centric Advocacy

She had attended a session the summer before at the Highlander Folk Center, the educational center for workers rights and racial equality in Tennessee. She had attended a session the summer before at the Highlander Folk Center, the educational center for workers rights and racial equality in Tennessee. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

"It Is What It Is," and the Challenges of Dialogue-Focused Exhibits

Museum 2.0

Or this one of the team touring a farm in Tennessee and discussing the differences between American and Iraqi burial rituals. I sat down this morning to write a negative review of an exhibit. Now, two hours of YouTube exploration later, I'm not sure what I think. Earlier this year, the New Museum and Creative Time commissioned a traveling piece by artist Jeremy Deller called "It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq."

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Bryant Terry: Eco-chef, Food Justice Activist, Author of Vegan Soul Kitchen

Have Fun - Do Good

I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and both sets of my grandparents came from rural Mississippi. "I think, in the organizing, and in the activism what gets lost so often is what we're working for. What we want is for all people to have some delicious, amazing, banging food!" Bryant Terry is an eco-chef, food justice activist, and author of Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine.