#bbcon Just Took Over Austin, TX| Day 1 Recap

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The John H Reagan Soul Train Drumline replaced our espresso shots with beats – How else should you set the tone for a conference dedicated to world-changers and philanthropic visionaries? It started off with a bang, literally.

Why Individual Giving Strategies Often Don’t Work for Communities of Color

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While the above report is six years old and samples organizations in California, I am willing to bet that these statistics would still apply today and be generalized to communities-of- color-led organizations in other states.

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Admitting the Problem: Your Donor Retention Needs Work

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They also fail to invest in the necessary resources for education and staff training. As a native of the United Kingdom, Sargeant has studied fundraising from both sides of the pond. Find a few methods that work and start regular mailing/communication after an initial gift. “A

Working Toward Internet Access for Everyone

Tech Soup Blog

Here's a roundup of recent work to address this issue. There are new and interesting things in the works. Organizations Doing Notable Digital Inclusion Work. The new NTEN fellows have just started their training. Every Public Library in the United States.

Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We worked with a network of women’s rights NGOs located throughout Latin America and Guatemala who traveled to Antigua for the multi-day training. This work is very inspiring because you are able share knowledge and learn about their work in protecting women’s rights.

We're Hiring a Training Manager (Virtual Position)


Join Idealware and train organizations in using technology effectively. We provide reports, articles, online seminars, and live trainings that help them understand the options and best practices that will allow them make the most of their time and financial resources. This position will also oversee two training associates, one supporting training logistics and curriculum creation and one part-time graphic designer and illustrator. Job Summary.

Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign

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When people donate to or shop at Goodwill’s more than 3,200 stores, they help provide job placement and training programs that support people facing challenges to employment, including veterans and military families, people with disabilities, youth, older workers and many others.

Akilah Institute for Women: Social Media Workshop

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After the ACE leadership training, I had the opportunity to spend a day in Kigali. I volunteered to do a Social Media and Professional Networking workshop for second year students at the Akilah Institute for Women. I worked with 39 young women between the ages of 18-30.

Training Afghani NGOs in Cambodia

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi As a Program Associate for the Benetech Human Rights Program (HRP), I train and support human rights advocates who use Benetech’s free and open source Martus program to securely document human rights violations.

SOS: Save Our Site! How Libraries Can Preserve Local Online History

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Now, the Internet Archive, an expert in preserving online content, is beginning a program to train librarians in web archiving. A competitive application process for selection of libraries from across the United States is now open and will continue until August 25.

Why Are There So Few Nonprofit CRM Admins?


So when we saw the State of Salesforce Within the Nonprofit Sector 2016 report from Cloud for Good , particularly the stat that 48% of organizations do not have a dedicated Salesforce administrator, we wanted to know more.

3 Simple Truths About Getting Your Nonprofit Noticed

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million nonprofits registered in the United States, which includes private foundations, public charities, chambers of commerce and civic leagues. Getting noticed in the public eye happens through action and taking steps to do good work. If your nonprofit and its volunteers are out in the world doing good works, their actions will be noticed. By following these simple truths, your nonprofit will be noticed and you can focus on doing good works.

Listen Up: A New, National RFP Offers Nonprofits and Funders Tools to Survey Clients

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Are you interested in partnering with national funders supporting pioneering work in bringing the rich idea of customer satisfaction to the social sector? More funders and nonprofits are invited to join the excitement, innovation, and good works around feedback.

How Online Work Can Save America

Tech Soup Blog

In GreenTech we've explored how telework, or working remotely via the Internet, is good for the environment and will likely change the modern office. In her piece How Online Work Can Save America , Leila Chirayath Janah talks about her work with Samasource , which employs people living in poverty in developing countries to do online "microwork" for companies like Ask.com and Intuit. Microwork requires little training, and is paid per task.

Emotions vs. Numbers| Developing the Right Strategy for Your Next Fundraising Appeal

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Recently, I was onsite with a client of mine who’s pioneering this experiment on the largest scale in the United States. It’s appeal by simple math: They divert x% of the population away from state services thus saving them x$’s.

Microsoft Donation Program: Webinars, Resources, and Tutorials

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In the first webinar, Microsoft Donation Program: How Does It Work? , The videos are suited for all nonprofits and public libraries in the United States that are interested in requesting a Microsoft donation. Online Seminar TechSoup Help Training MicrosoftInterested in TechSoup's Microsoft Donation Program ? Whether you are new or experienced with Microsoft donations, you may still have questions about recent updates.

Hot Association and Nonprofit Social Media Jobs This Week – April 5


Our association, serving the United States and Canada, is focused on helping our members grow and improve their businesses. We work hard, take great pride in our work and ownership in all outcomes, yet we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

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12 Useful, Well-Designed, Worth-Downloading iPhone Apps Created by Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You can participate in urgent action alerts against cruelty to animals and donate to support PETA’s lifesaving work. television series, including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY!, American Lung Association State of the Air App.

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Upwardly Global: Bridging the Opportunity Gap for Skilled Immigrants

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are unemployed or considerably underemployed despite having worked as engineers, doctors, scientists, accountants, and nonprofit professionals in their home countries. Upwardly Global, also known as "UpGlo," is working to combat this disparity. Over 1.8

How Telecommunications Is Changing Work for Nonprofits


Thanks to advances in communications technology, the daily commute to work for many people has transformed from a stressful car ride through heavy traffic to an easy stroll to the home office. This growing trend, often described as telecommuting or e-commuting, reflects a fundamental change from the traditional concept of work (performed in an office, on a nine-to-five schedule) to a more adaptive, results-based one. A Shift from a Traditional to an Open Work Environment.

22 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

All that said, when doing your shopping this year, please be conscious of the power of your spending and put your dollars to work for good by purchasing from any of the 22 online gift stores that benefit nonprofits – especially on #GivingTuesday.

Best Websites to Promote Volunteerism


It gives these important stakeholders a better window into how organizations run and the important work nonprofits do to fulfill their mission. As one of the United States leading volunteer organizations, HandsOn offers training, resources, and networking opportunities that equip agencies to engage volunteers in meaningful service. Did you know that in 2010 volunteerism increased by 11%, according to a study by Cone ?

MAM Week 2: Congrats to last week's winners and here's what's in store this week!


I have to say, my eyes got misty when I listened to several NTEN Members on the webinar share how their experiences with various NTEN programs have made a difference in their work. Member Appreciation Month (MAM) celebrations are underway!

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Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

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As part of this deep dive, I’ve been getting lots of inspiration from the start up and innovation movements here in Silicon Valley (and elsewhere), especially the work of Peter Sims – Little Bets. They ran over 500 A/B tests over 20 months, with the goal of focusing on what works.

3rd Annual EveryAction Nonprofit Halloween Costume Parade


Each year, our staff marks the occasion by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and the start of end-of-year fundraising push with some fun. For over a century, Audubon has worked to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction!

Civility in the Digital Age: Book Giveaway

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People and organizations that work on social change are not immune.

Reporting Social To Stakeholders

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Here are the key takeaways from a discussion with Danielle Brigida (National Wildlife Federation), Carie Lewis (The Humane Society of the United States), Alison Carlman (Global Giving) and Alison McQuade (EMILY’s List). Flickr Photo by ESML.

11 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The truth is I think it has only just begun and that we’re on the cusp of a radical transformation in how we use the Internet in our personal and work lives as well as how we use it to foster social good.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

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As Hurricane Sandy was barreling up the Atlantic coast of the United States, a husband and wife in their early 90s, frail of body and mind though resolute (some would say stubborn) of spirit, finally gave in to the pleadings of their family.

Five Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thanks to Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific , I’ve had the great honor to present a series of online fundraising and social media trainings to over three hundred non-governmental organizations (NGOs) throughout Asia Pacific over the last three years.

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Attention Fundraisers: Stop Shooting Yourself in the Foot

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For charities in the United States and (new in 2014) the United Kingdom, this was a natural day to be in front of your donors, making a compelling case for receiving a gift. I like my work to be perfect, but that needs to be filtered through a dose of reality.

We Want YOU to Help Scale Up Mobile for the Common Good

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These tools, in turn, make the delivery of poverty-related services work better, and we're building a company that helps to enable this revolution. "In the United States … Internet access has in many ways become like a basic need.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Most people who work in the nonprofit sector do so out of a commitment to a cause or passion bigger than themselves or their desire for material things. Your work is valuable and you should be compensated for it.

Mobile, Voice-Operated Everything, and Security, Oh My! Top Nonprofit Tech for 2016

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The migrant humanitarian crisis has been rocking governments and dominating NGO humanitarian work for the last two years. Nonprofits have been doing some interesting technology work through projects like Digital Promise Global , which is doing job training in refugee zones.

Privacy and Security on Social Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is a serious issue for professionals here in the US, especially if they work in education or youth service nonprofits. In many places in the world, sharing everything online can be a life and death matter particularly for activists working in certain countries.

One More Chance to Get Microsoft Donation Program Questions Answered!

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On Thursday, August 4, I had the pleasure of assisting in the webinar, Microsoft Donation Program: How Does It Work? This webinar is suited for all nonprofits and public libraries in the United States that are interested in requesting a Microsoft donation. Training Microsoft

How “Give Local America” Raised Over $51 Million In 24 Hours

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Our focus is putting a face on the missions and work of nonprofits in communities across the country. More than anything we focus on training and encouraging nonprofits to develop strong visual content that tells stories. Image posts with photos of community foundations and nonprofits working away and celebrating key milestones, posts about fundraising progress, and posts with funny or goofy memes. Give Local America (Tuesday, May 6, 2014) raised over $51,641,978.98

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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. State (A-Z). The Washington State Nonprofit Conference.

Research Friday: Government contracting in the new normal

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Nonprofit Finance Fund’s (NFF) 2013 State of the Sector survey explored a variety of financial and management challenges facing organizations across the country. In the United States, we rely on government to provide key economic supports. posted by.

Social Media Trainings: How do you use pre-workshop data about your participants effectively to shape effective instruction?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm preparing for a Social Media workshop next month called " Making Sense of and Success with Social Media " where the audience will be consultants who work with nonprofits in other areas (not technology). They want to know what works and what does not and what the value is.