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

Connection Cafe

Ted Hart’s suggestion was along the lines of ‘these are great, they are here to stay so figure out how to make them work for you’ and I think that was a common angle taken by the experts when discussing these future trends. It started off with a bang, literally.

How Twitter Donations Work: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For Twitter to expand the service to all nonprofits in the United States they would have partner with a database like GuideStar USA (to easily verify a nonprofit’s legal status) and a donation processing service, such as Network for Good.

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Living (And Working) In The Digital Age


The average worker has become a casualty of the digital age—there are instances where businesses have chosen computers to do the work over a human being. Even the United States Navy plans to keep using Windows XP. Guest post by Hilary Smith for SocialFish.

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

Connection Cafe

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.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

Understanding the determinants of Hispanic volunteering and the types of volunteer work that interest Hispanics can help nonprofit organizations target their recruiting efforts and tailor their programs to the Hispanic population. United States Census Bureau. posted by.

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. Every Public Library in the United States. Nearly a third of U.S.

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


A communications channel that works well for U.S. audiences may not work well for other audiences. 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.

Telecommuting Toolkit: What You Need to Work Remotely

Tech Soup Blog

The power of technology can bring your entire staff together — whether they're in the office or working elsewhere. With Office in the cloud, you can easily work on documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more from anywhere and at any time. Do you work for a foundation?

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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. Numbers and figures thanks to the hard work by Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

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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. " "Thanks for staying on the cutting edge working to further nonprofit work for the common good."

Workplace Genome Project: Q1 Update


We know that powerful cultures are achievable, and we are called to work with leaders who are ready to take a stand and create the future of work. Our Mission is to upgrade work. We say this is a powerful endorsement for doing meaningful and permanent culture work!

When work is a matter of life or death.


Steve and his team do really interesting work with associations, specifically around the issue of globalization, and we hope to feature more of their work and case studies on globalization on this blog in the near future. This is a guest post from Steven Worth of Plexus Consulting.

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 campaign was also noted by Philanthropy 2173 Blog (Lucy Bernholz) who asks, "Texting votes to American Idol is old hat - will it work for giving?"

Learning from Millennials (Yes, Really)


For the Millennials, that has come in the form of complaints about them being entitled – showing up at work and immediately wanting a promotion. Why aren’t they willing to put in the work and “pay their dues” like the rest of us did? Featured Culture That Works

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.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Once donors understand how the technology works, there could be a pivotal shift away from donating through a nonprofit’s website. 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.

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.

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.

Don’t Go Overboard on Millennials


Yes, they are the largest generation in the history of the United States, and yes, I think it’s critical to learn about this generation’s perspective, given the unique and influential spot they hold in our history. Culture That Works Debunking the Hype

Are you ready for 100 million Millennials?


The one thing that is consistent among all the stories out there is the Millennials are the largest generation in the history of the United States. It’s about the future of work. Featured Culture That Works Industry Insider

Millennials are Raising the Bar


As Dan Pink pointed out in his book, A Whole New Mind, there are more cars in the United States than there are licensed drivers. This has obvious implications for your online community: It must work. Culture That Works Featured Industry Insider

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Generational Differences Are Real


Strauss and Howe, in analyzing the history of the United States through this generational lens, have identified a pattern of what they call “social moments.” Culture That Works Featured

3 Ideas for How to Help Congress Work Together

Have Fun - Do Good

Let's hold our elected officials accountable and insist they work together 4 us" ~ Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) Twitter, November 7, 2012 "We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states.

[New Report] 3 Key Findings for University Fundraising

Connection Cafe

The Report analyzes over $23 billion in charitable giving in 2016 to summarize what is working, and what isn’t, for non-profits across the United States.

The One-Size-Fits-All Donor Model Is so Last Century

Connection Cafe

As the United States population becomes even more diverse, fundraisers have an unparalleled opportunity to employ strategies that engage new audiences , bring new voices to the table, and enrich the nonprofit sector with new talent and leadership.

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Guarantee Success for Your Year-End Campaign with Donor Data as Your Guide

Connection Cafe

Now is the time to ensure that you’re using best practices to allow this powerful tool to work for you. With 17.4% of overall giving happening in December , there’s no higher-stakes season for fundraising than end-of-year.

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Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We also train people to work in a variety of fields such as automotive services, construction, health care, information technology, manufacturing, hospitality and retail. There are 164 local and independent Goodwill nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada.

Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just read the new book from Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, and strategy guru Roger Martin, Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works. But, it’s always useful to explore the framework of one’s work.

Did you know the Bronx Zoo is run by one of the oldest conservation organizations in the United States?

Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire was pleased to work with WCS to develop their redesigned website ( www.wcs.org ) on the same instance of Sitecore CMS we used for their 5 park websites. The redesigned WCS site highlights and showcases the fine conservation work they do and addresses their goal of focusing the site on fundraising and relationship-building with users. And so is the NY Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, Central Park Zoo and the Queens Zoo.

5 Nonprofit Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the United States nonprofits can now directly accept digital payments inside of Facebook. Twitter is working on $Cashtags. They will work with the tech giants to discover ways to donate and engage with nonprofits through Internet-connected appliances, cars, and billboards.

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February 11, 2015: National 2-1-1 Day


VisionLink honors all of the call and resource specialists, and community organizations which work diligently to connect needs and resources effectively and efficiently across the United States and beyond. This work happens thousands of times every day, and millions of times a year. will be presenting at the United Way CEO Summit today. We appreciate the work you do, and are honored to support your work Please help us in congratulating 2-1-1 !

Actigiving—The Next Phase in the Evolution of Episodic Giving

Connection Cafe

The Ice Bucket Challenge in 2015 helped the ALS Association in the United States and several international organizations raise more than $100 million. Talk to anyone who has worked with these donors and they will tell you that there is a ticking clock from the moment that gift is made.

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Commercial Availability: The Poison Pill for Marrakesh Treaty Implementation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our experience successfully building Bookshare under the United States copyright exception, which has no such commercial availability limitation, informs this strong opinion. exception model works well here. We go to great lengths to ensure the digital works we provide are restricted to bona fide patrons with disabilities. Canada, and the UK all fund our work, with a focus on serving their citizens. If you can buy a book, you can’t borrow it.

Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

Connection Cafe

In 2015, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—also known as the Global Goals—to change the world for the better and leave no one behind by 2030. Do the SDGs Apply in the United States? “We can end hunger around the world by 2030.”.

9 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2015

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Most are still a work in progress, but they stand out in 2015 as services that might be around for awhile. A mobile app that enables two-tap donations to any nonprofit in the United States, Nonprofit Tech for Good has written about this app before.

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24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For Nonprofits in the United States: 1. 2017 State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising :: Download. 2014 State of the Canadian Web Nation :: Download. Published by Good Works. 2014 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry Report :: Download.

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5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season

Connection Cafe

The unofficial kickoff of the charitable giving season occurs on Giving Tuesday, which takes place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday here in the United States. Each organization must decide what works for them based on their size and staffing.

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4 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Register.NGO and.ONG

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Though our good works, we co-opted a domain name open to anyone and gave it prominence and respect. There are over 6 million.ORG domains addresses in use in the United States, but only 1.5

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Paying Volunteers A Stipend: Does It Work?

ASU Lodestar Center

The fellows, experienced professionals who are at or near retirement, are able to use the skills gained in their former roles to make a difference, earn a stipend, and learn about transitioning to work in the nonprofit sector. CDS Working Papers 09-12. posted by. Carlton Yoshioka, Ph.D.

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.