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Mining is in the news a lot recently because of the terrible tragedy in Utah where six miners are presumed dead in a mine collapse and at least three more have been killed trying to rescue them.

Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Utah’s tourism slogan captures the physical wonders of our state, which has some of the best skiing, highest deserts and deepest canyons in the world. Utah is dead last in the nation for education funding per pupil. Voices for Utah Children recently helped host a conference on.

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Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

Utah. . . . 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.

Please Join VisionLink In Welcoming Aaron Titus To Our Proud Family!


from the George Washington School of Law, and his undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Utah. VisionLink is honored to welcome yet another resident specialist to our ever-growing VisionLink team.

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Colorado Nonprofit Offers Aerial Views of a Changing Landscape | Paul Andersen | Travel & Outdoors | NewWest.Net

AFP Blog

The collaboration with Google Earth began in 2009 between Gordon and Wally Macfarlane of Geographics in Logan, Utah. Colorado Nonprofit Offers Aerial Views of a Changing Landscape | Paul Andersen | Travel & Outdoors | NewWest.Net : "But thanks to a new partnership, not everyone has to pay for a coveted spot, limited to four at a time, in EcoFlight founder Bruce Gordon’s single-engine Cessna.

Our EveryAction Hero: Jewish Voice for Peace


So for example a member could email me and say "hey, I'm in the middle of Utah and I'm a member and I'd like to find other people near me". This month, our EveryAction hero is Jewish Voice for Peace. As a a membership driven organization, JVP works with chapters and members across the country advocating for human rights, justice, and equality for Palestinians and Israelis.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

FreshBrain has fostered some impressive partnerships with companies like Sun Microsystems and T-Mobile, and relationships with groups such as Boys & Girls Club, Governors Office of Economic Development (Utah Schools) and the Girl Scouts. Just had a chance to meet Dale Ferrario, the founder and President of an innovative nonprofit social enterprise called FreshBrain. I'm always excited about finding out about a new idea that's already gaining traction.

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Finding Your Next Funder: How Prospect Research Helps Secure New Major Donors

Connection Cafe

Thanks to Heather Pressman from Chabot Space & Science Center , Cody Lee from Segerstrom Center for the Arts , Sonja Lunde from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Elizabeth Bolander from Cleveland Museum of Art for all of the great tips.

What’s the Risk of Starting a Nonprofit?

NonProfit Hub

The state with the fewest charities per person is Utah, with one for every 546 people; Nevada, Mississippi, Arizona and South Carolina also make up the bottom five. As with any company, there’s going to be some uncertainty about the future when starting a nonprofit. If you want to keep your organization afloat, it helps to know how many of them fail, where they fail and why. This isn’t meant to be taken as gospel—we certainly can’t tell the future.

Strategies for Successful Patient Engagement

Connection Cafe

Organizations such as University of Utah Health and Geisinger Health have pioneered approaches that include posting even negative physician reviews online. [ix] “How motivated are they to take an active role in their own well-being?

Best Credit Repair Companies


The company is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was founded in 1997. The Credit People : This company is based in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, and you can trust them to remove negative items from your credit report.

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I spent a day facilitating leadership workshops for arts leaders attending the Art House Convergence Conference near Park City, Utah. on personal and organizational resilience based on the ideas in my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit.

How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?

Connection Cafe

Her current donor profile shows her address in the next town, but with the screening you learn she actually has another home in the upstate, and a vacation home in Utah.

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A Jargon-Free Guide to Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3C)

NonProfit Hub

So you want to start an organization that benefits a specific cause. Great! That’s why we’re here: to help you navigate this confusing sector simply saturated with content, ideas and innovation. But wait—should you really be starting a nonprofit?

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Utah charitable registration: $100 ($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.

Using Psychology to Improve Your Communications


Join the 12,324 Utah residents who care about wildlife") against another action page where it isn't included.

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How You Can Use Data Mining to Unearth Solid Gold Insights and Reach More People

Mobile Commons

They had the greatest user retention in McCallen, Texas, and the most user drop-off in Provo, Utah – and the difference was significant. How do you use your organization’s data to reach more members? Much ink has been spilled about how data mining can transform your organization’s outreach.

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BYU ESR conference on Social Entrepreneurship

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just got back form the Economic Self-Reliance Conference at Brigham Young University in Utah. When I attend conferences to give a keynote, I usually try to stick around for more of the conference and listen in to the other presenters. This practice was especially awarded at the ESR conference. David Wiley's keynote was on the social returns from a new venture he helped create, Flat World Knowledge.

Leadership Development in Nonprofits: Identifying Toxic Signs of Ego in Your Development Space

ASU Lodestar Center

She served on the Executive Committee of Greater Phoenix Mensa for several years, and was Assistant Regional Vice Chair serving Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Hawaii, Southern Nevada, and parts of California.

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note From Beth: Nonprofits are beginning to unveil their new timeline designs (I’ve been post examples on my Facebook Page and curating them in pinterest ) In the Friending the Finish Line peer learning group I’ve been working with, participants are sharing their creativity, including this cover design from Utah Children created by staff person Barbara Munoz. Other nonprofits are busy creating mock ups of the new timeline cover image for senior management. And, you need to think about the cover image design in the context of your overall content strategy. But what if you don’t have the resources to hire a graphic designer and need to do it in-house? Nonprofit Techie Ash Shepherd to the rescue! Armed with his advice and resources which includes a simple graphic template, some good photos, a good tagline, and a tool like photoshop, your organization can create a respectable DYI cover image in less than an hour. After reading his post, I thought it was so useful, I invited him to share it as a guest post. How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer by Guest Post Ash Shepherd. Source: Ash Shepherd. By now you must have heard the announcement that by the end of March all pages on Facebook will be rolling over to the new timeline look. With this comes a long list of changes that not only relate to the look of page but will also have important impacts on functionality. Some of the major changes include. Lose of custom landing tabs. No more “Wall” Ability to “pin” items to the top. New message functionality. There is lots more to know about the coming changes so you can plan and adjust your strategies. That however is not what this post is about. For the latest breaking information (and killer videos) I would strongly encourage you to check out and subscribe to John Haydon’s blog. Quicker than you can say “What is happening” John will have a video up telling you exactly how it will affect your nonprofit. In fact he literally wrote the book on Facebook. Other helpful recent blog posts on changes and tatics include: Beth Kanter. Debra Askanase. Nonprofitorgs. What You Will Learn In This Post. This post is simply to share a couple resources for those folks looking to build their own covers. You can simply crop a photo to fit the new dimensions (849 x 413) or even upload a regular picture and do the auto-cropping thing. For those with a tiny bit of experience with Photoshop looking to do a bit more here are a few PSD files that you can use to create and view mock-ups. Cover Photo Template. This is a basic file that allows you to work on your layered cover photo with a basic overlay of how the Profile picture might overlap and interact with it. Download Facebook Timeline Cover PSD file. It will be exciting to see some of the creative results that nonprofits come up with over the next month. Below are some examples to get your creative juices flowing. Ash's Profile. Originally posted at Razoo. Originally posted at SocialFresh. Originally posted at SmashingHub. Originally posted at Inspirationfeed. Full Mock-Up Template. It is helpful to see a preview or “Try on a few outfits” without having an update go out on the Facebook news feed saying you updated your cover. No one likes to draw attention to themselves during a rehearsal. It can also be a helpful way to share previews with other members of your organization prior to going live. That is why I found this PSD file for the full mock-up preview useful. In the interest of maintaining credit where it is due the originator of the file has his branding on the template. I have modified the file you can download so that you can cover that up by simply making a layer visible. Download the full mock-up PSD file. Some Basic Tips. With custom landing tabs going away this cover image is your new first impression so use it wisely. Herer are a few tips on things to include: Show your personality. Make your call to action here. Give a bit of that “next step” contact information. Offer versions that fans can download and use to show their support for your organization. Not A Photoshop Ninja? For those not ready to use Photoshop below are a few good free online resources for some basic and user-friendly tools to do some layering and effects. So what are your plans? Do you have a cover image you would like to share? Would love to hear about it or see links in the comments. Ash Shepherd is as a Project Strategist for NPower NW as a Consultant/Trainer where his focus is on online communications and tools as well as the overall process of planning and evaluating effective use of technology. He also does some freelancing through Indaba Designs. This post was originally published on his blog. Tips Tools and Tactics

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Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Orem, Utah: QuickBooks Made Easy. Salt Lake City, Utah: QuickBooks Made Easy. Every day, American nonprofits, charities, and libraries rely on TechSoup's product donation program for the information they need to make smart decisions about technology.

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Bigger is always better…(Except when it’s not!)

ASU Lodestar Center

Scola, CFRE has been involved professionally in nonprofit work since 1983, having held leadership positions in Texas and Utah, as well as Arizona and California. posted by. John Scola, CFRE , President. John Scola & Associates.

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Boosting Arizona's Philanthropic Resources

ASU Lodestar Center

Only two of the ten most generous states (Utah and Arkansas) had higher state and local tax burdens than Arizona. posted by. Marissa Theisen , President & CEO. Arizona Grantmakers Forum.

Symantec Gives Back

Tech Soup Blog

In Lindon, Utah, 50 employee volunteers planted trees that Symantec donated to TreeUtah using its local Community Outreach funds. The trees were planted around parking lots owned by the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in order to cool the parking lots (which become mini "heat islands.")

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#GivingTuesday is almost here! NTEN Members share their campaign plans


Candy Cane Corner is a partnership between The Road Home, YWCA Utah, and Volunteers of America, UT to help bring holiday magic and cheer to needy families in the community.

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3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You are on a roll! You’ve put together an editorial calendar for next month that lays out the themes, news events, and content ideas for all channels, including social media.

Why Kansas City Has a Shot at Bridging the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

Google plans to roll it out in Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah as well. I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the new Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund. It addresses the thorny problem of bringing the 25 percent or so of people in the city who are still not participating in the information age to inclusion. I say thorny because despite the nearly $300 million in stimulus funding awarded by the U.S.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

Orem, Utah: QuickBooks Made Easy. Salt Lake City, Utah: QuickBooks Made Easy. Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events. But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers.

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And the Twitterville Book Winners Are.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robin Pratt from the Utah Nonprofit Association who will read it, apply to strategy, and then put in their library for nonprofits around the state to read.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands by Carol Cone.

Social Actions Round-Up #24: Government Enters Social Media for Social Change Movement

Social Actions

This round-up just touches the surface: mentioning the appointment of a former Google executive to the Obama administration, highlighting the Utah senate's use of social media, and drawing attention to the Republican party's efforts to leverage crowdsourcing (Obama-style). PolicyPitch writes about how the Utah Senate is embracing social media.

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Reflections on MuseumNext and Facilitating Brainstorming

Museum 2.0

Last week, Jim Richardson and I hosted MuseumNext , a 24-hour workshop for museum professionals focused on bringing new, wild museum projects into the world.

Game Friday: Collection Management in the Garden

Museum 2.0

The Hope Garden was set up by BSD Medical, a company in Utah that specializes in a kind of cancer treatment called hyperthermia. Every year, there’s a Flash festival/conference, Flashforward , that highlights novel uses of flash in web navigation, art, games, instructional demos, and more.

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America First Credit Union


This is a federally chartered credit union that is headquartered in Riverdale, Utah, United States. It is the largest credit union in Utah and the 6th Largest in the US. As of 2017, it had over 121 branches and more than 818,000 members. In addition, its asset base was worth more than 8.22 billion. They are a member of the CO-OP ATM network, which enables its members to have free access to the more than 30,000 ATM locations countrywide.

Great Conversationalists: Reflections on Being a Dial-a-Stranger

Museum 2.0

I even made some gaffes--for example, confusing the University of Texas natural history museum with the Utah natural history museum (the "UT" slipped me up)--but they took it in stride, continuing the conversation without embarrassing me. The afternoon of September 24 was hectic.

SPAM and the not-for-profit

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

So I'm not sure the Utah example she gives is still valid, or her concern about how regulations differ from state to state. Talking to my coworkers and clients, I've become aware that there are misconceptions about the regulations governing marketing email. People are afraid they will be labelled spammers and be hit with draconain fines. TechSoup this week is featuring a 2003 article by Lynn Mitchell about the law and its effect on non-profits.

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Do You Know the Chase Bank Routing Transit Number?


Your bank’s routing number is significant because it is the key to knowing where to send and receive money. In fact, when banks ask for a “voided check,” they are usually looking for this number.

Spam 2.0 | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Today, the term has become so common, it ranks as the second disambiguation on Wikipedia and is estimated to cost Americans more than $13 billion per year ( That’s enough to fund the state of Utah).

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