Robert Weiner

CTK Foundation’s "Heart and Soul" Grants

Robert Weiner

They'll be awarding over $25,000 in grants to nonprofits, charities and voluntary organizations of all sizes in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. The CTK Foundation just opened its 2011 Heart and Soul Grant Award Program. The only eligibility requirements are that the submitting nonprofit must be a registered 501(c)(3), charity, or voluntary organization and that it follow the submission procedures.

Year-end donation processing

Robert Weiner

Let's say the following donations will be processed by different nonprofits in the United States on Jan. The IRS has stated that a charitable gift made by check is complete at the time the check is delivered or mailed, provided the bank eventually honors the check." As the calendar year draws to an end, charities (and ideally, donors) are focused on year-end donations and tax deductions. Here are a few scenarios for U.S. charities to keep in mind. Note: I am not a lawyer.

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Lame spams of the day: Fake Amazon and PayPal receipts

Robert Weiner

United States. United States Shipping details. united states shipping details. I got a big batch of these today. They're similar to the fake Amazon HDTV receipts I wrote about in September.

Lame spams of the day: Amazon HDTV shipments

Robert Weiner

United States. I got 3 versions of this today. The most amusing part is that the shipping address is a mail merge field with my email address inserted. I'm sure that will produce some funny results for people with more creative email addresses.

Lame spam of the day: FBI & Nigerian Govt want to send me money

Robert Weiner

The letter begins "Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. Dear Beneficiary, Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization.

Lame spam of the day: Gaddafi’s money

Robert Weiner

US) Thirty Five million United States Dollars to you, as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here in Libya, this is no stolen money, and there is no danger involved. I loved the movie Three Kings , so I got a kick out of being asked to help smuggle Gaddafi's money out of Libya. Sender: SGT CHRIS BRAND ( Subject: WAITING FOR YOU RESPONSE. Text: Helllo, My name is Sgt.

Lame spam of the day: FBI and Nigeria still want to send me money

Robert Weiner

of $2.4million USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of. without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $2.4million USD has. You will be required to e-mail him with the following information: FULL NAME: ADDRESS: CITY: STATE: ZIP CODE: DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER: OCCUPATION: You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram. I wrote about a version of this one last year, but the language of this version is so tortured that I have to post it.

Cn U Raise $ Via Txt?

Robert Weiner

In September 2007 M:Metrics, a mobile advertising analysis firm, observed, "[W]hile the volume of SMS ads is lowest in the United States, with only 17.2 Following up on Elliot’s blog post, How Important Is Mobile Giving? ,

Social Media and College Admissions

Robert Weiner

The study compares adoption of social media between 2007 and 2008 by the admissions offices of all four-year accredited institutions in the United States. 63% of respondents stated that they are very familiar with social networking, and 44% reported they are very familiar with blogging. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has just published Social Media and College Admissions: The First Longitudinal Study by Eric Mattson and Nora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D.

Will Social Media Pick the Next President of the United States?


With social media being such a prevalent space to get the latest news, will it have an impact on people selecting the next President of the United States?

The Best Nonprofit Technology Conference in the United States

John Haydon

The post The Best Nonprofit Technology Conference in the United States appeared first on John Haydon. Before we get to the best nonprofit technology conference, let’s agree that there are many excellent nonprofit technology conferences.

Website Matches Philanthropists With Community Projects (Part II) | New York City | United States | Epoch Times

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Website Matches Philanthropists With Community Projects (Part II) | New York City | United States | Epoch Times : NEW YORK—In Our Backyards (IOBY), the only environment-focused, online crowd-sourcing platform, has been helping local community projects find micro-philanthropists.

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

Connection Cafe

And as he read, and stole, more books his life took another path which took him out of a tough upbringing in a segregated society to the Judge’s bench in the state of Alabama. It started off with a bang, literally.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Humane Society of the United States

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Organization: The Humane Society of the United States. Organization Size: 11 million supporters, 500+ staff. Name: Carie Lewis. Title: Director of Emerging Media. Website: Blog: Facebook:

Sturm und Drang – Ode to Saturday Mail Delivery

Connection Cafe

Acquisition Fundraising Membership direct mail direct mail fundraising United States Postal ServiceWhile the ultimate outcome is unclear, here are some thoughts on the impact of the loss of Saturday mail delivery for nonprofits.

Research Friday: What Affects Hispanic Volunteering - Comparing Three Surveys in the United States

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In 2010, the United States Census recorded over 50 million Hispanics in America, making the Hispanic population is the largest minority group in the States [1]. in 2000 to about 25% in 2050 (United States Census Bureau, 2004). United States Census Bureau.

What To Do When Your Nonprofit Becomes The Target Of A Phishing Scam - Corporate/Commercial Law - United States

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What To Do When Your Nonprofit Becomes The Target Of A Phishing Scam - Corporate/Commercial Law - United States : "During the first half of 2014, there were 6,271 phishing attacks that targeted the "dot-org" Internet domain name often used by nonprofits, according to a study by the Anti-Phishing Working Group, a consortium of industry groups and international organizations.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Earth

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Earth: "The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has joined with Google in an unprecedented online mapping initiative. Crisis in Darfur enables more than 200 million Google Earth users worldwide to visualize and better understand the genocide currently unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. The Museum has assembled content—photographs, data, and

13 Nonprofit Statistics You Never Knew


There are currently 1,409,430 tax exempt nonprofit organization in the United States $316.23 billion was donated to United States based charities in 2012. Total fundraising in the United States increased by 4.9% i nthe United States in 2013.

Comparing Nonprofit Usage of Social Networks and Text Messaging in Korea and the United States: One Size Does Not Fit All


Last week, my new colleague, Amanda, introduced the Daum Foundation , a Korean-based foundation helping Korean nonprofits use digital media more effectively for their causes. Sound familiar?) Daum and NTEN will be sharing resources with our respective communities.

3 Strategy Mistakes Nonprofits Can Learn From Donald Trump


On the other hand, his digital strategy for running for President of the United States, looks like this. Trump knows how to generate a ton of earned media. via GIPHY. Email Marketing Social Networking Online Fundraising Technology Nonprofit fundraising Digital Strategy

A View of the Cloud from the United States

Tech Soup Blog

This is a communique on the current state of cloud adoption in the United States from me, this time. states. During the month of October, join and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign.


Infographic: 2013 Nonprofit Communication Trends


In the infographic below, check out what nonprofit CEOs from the United States, Canada, and other countries had to say about their nonprofit’s communication tendencies. No matter how you look at it, communication is key.

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Using Mobile Phones for Fundraisingin the United States: Texting for A Cause

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

s Super Bowl launch of a United Way fund-raising campaign using mobile phone text messaging. The program is made possible through a partnership of the National Football League , Mobile Accord , United Way, and the Mobile Giving Foundation , and supported by VeriSign.

Helping teach old dogs new tricks or “Tips on how to get started and succeed with social media from the Humane Society of the United States”

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In the video Grace shares how the Humane Society of the United States has integrated social media into their communications, advocacy and fundraising efforts. "If you’re thinking about dipping your toes in this space, here are some tips on how to get started and succeed."

5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

Connection Cafe

The study provides useful and interesting insights on general philanthropic trends across the United States and confirms common wisdom about the anecdotal characteristics of our industry’s best donors.

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What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Facebook’s New Fundraising Tools

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new tools are only available to 501(c)(3) nonprofits located in the United States and you must complete a three-step application process. The Facebook vetting process is made possible by GuideStar – a database of verified nonprofits operating in the United States.

5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Currently only available to nonprofits in the United States. Currently only available to select nonprofits in the United States. Currently only available to select nonprofits in the United States.

How to Create a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign on Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Currently only nonprofits in the United States can take advantage of Facebook Fundraisers. The Humane Society of the United States is an organization regularly in the habit of early adoption of new social media tools and trends.

Learning is Everything!


Education is absolutely essential to the millions of nonprofit organizations doing good work in the United States and abroad In my conversations with nonprofits over the past ten years, the single most important need isn’t simply more money or more staff (although those are always helpful)…it’s continued learning.

The 2012 Charitable Giving Report

NonProfit Trends

In 2012, overall charitable giving in the United States was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis and online giving grew 10.7%. Research & Trends Blackbaud Index end of year fundraising fundraising Online Fundraising online giving

Peer to Peer Fundraising is Changing—Are You Keeping Up?

Connection Cafe

This annual report examines the performance of 16,855 events in the United States and Canada over a three-year period from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016. Last week Blackbaud released the results of our 2016 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising study.

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HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

6 Ways You Can Reach More Donors with Mobile

John Haydon

As of this year, over 90% of all adults in the United States own and operate smartphones. That’s roughly 60 million people in this country alone, and it’s not even including kids who constantly upgrade to the newest cell phone.

Nine Ways a Dip in the Hot Springs is Like Volunteering


This resort is the largest of its kind in the United States, and attracts thousands of bathers each year to its mineral-rich waters. While in Aspen, Colorado last week to watch the autumn leaves change color, my wife and I visited the Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Springs.

February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!


Did you know that in 1997 the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta was the first to introduce a 2-1-1 service? 1 Later, in 2000, the Federal Communications Commission approved 2-1-1 nationwide as a short number in the United States.

New Study Monitors Dramatically Transforming Donor Behavior

Connection Cafe

And, while we can certainly see the outpouring of support during moments of heightened awareness, such as after natural disasters, there may be more at play to the sector’s current state of affairs.

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The Rise Of The Coding Bootcamp


A common criticism of higher learning institutions in the United States is that they do not properly prepare students for their “real world careers.”

Tool Kit: How to Use Data to Advance Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Tool Kit: How to Use Data to Advance Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Your database is a gold mine,” says Emily Courville, director of analytics at the Humane Society of the United States. There is so much you can learn about what your donors are doing if you just start to look.” Nonprofits have long used data to drive their fundraising efforts.

Tell Us About Your Nonprofit Technology and Cloud Computing Needs


In late spring, TechSoup Global, along with our partner network, will publish a white paper with the survey results detailing the responses of nonprofits based in the United States and in 37 countries around the world.

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