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Washington 211: One Millionth Call !!

VisionLink

We are pleased to share that Washington 211 has helped one million callers since the launch of their Visionlink software in 2019. Congratulations Washington 211 for the Millionth Call !!

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TNPA Foundation Opens Leading EDGE Internship Program Enrollment for Washington, D.C., Employers

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Nonprofit organizations and firms that work with nonprofits can now enroll to host student interns from local colleges and universities in the Washington D.C.

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Newseum in Washington, DC

Judi Sohn

See and download the full gallery on posterous A museum devoted to journalism. Despite an overall theme of "reporter can do no wrong if First Amendment is protected" it's very well done. Permalink. Leave a comment »

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Day at University of Washington

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Leaders to Legends Breakfast Lecture Series

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Day at University of Washington

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Leaders to Legends Breakfast Lecture Series

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Visit to University of Washington

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just got back from a short jaunt to the University of Washington in Seattle. Not only is it the school my son Andy attends (beam, beam), but it is also a hotbed of activity around advancing people with disabilities. My long-time friend Professor Mari Ostendorf (who was a grad student with me at Stanford) was running a summer research program for engineering students with disabilities.

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Access and Washington

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The second challenge we encountered took place in Washington D.C. Usually when I'm in Washington, I get to work with people who share an interest in making the world better, no matter where they work or for whom. But, occasionally I'm reminded that the other Washington exists. I'm not an expert in the tactics employed by that other Washington (and hope I never become one!),

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Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And much more… Washington, D.C. Even in the tough fiscal environment in Washington, we get good hearings from both Republicans and Democrats. Like many other leaders of nonprofit organizations, I travel an unreasonable fraction of the time. I recently hit three million lifetime miles on American Airlines. Not sure whether to celebrate or mourn this milestone. Why do I do it? Why do my peers do it?

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Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (Again)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As part of the large national award we received from the Department of Education, we are spending a lot more time in Washington. I talk to lots of folks: congressional staff, members of Congress, folks at the Department of Education, the publishers, disability activists and so on. I hope to provide a little flavor of what this is like, since as an engineer and not-very-political-guy, this is new to me.

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Washington Access Fund: Social Media for Small Enterprises

Amy Sample Ward

Related Links : Washington Access Fund , Slides , Blog post with slides and resources. Date : November 15th, 2010. Location : Online. Topic : Social Media Basics. Description : Social media tools provide a lot of opportunities to make local, offline connections and build community. This webinar will introduce some best practices, strategies, and next steps for getting started with social media for you organization.

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Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

Beth Kanter

I’m in Washington, DC today to kick off a training event for Give to the Max Day , a one-day fundraising event on November 9, 2011 that will unite local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC communities to support nonprofits serving the area. The fundraising goal for Give to the Max Day is to get 35,000 people to support their favorite regional charity, raising more than $3 million in donations and grants in just 24 hours!

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- The Washington Post

AFP Blog

- The Washington Post : The 36-hour hackathon, held last March in the District, was organized by the recently incorporated nonprofit DataKind that looks to match nonprofits with data experts to help improve the work of charities. By the end of the night, one child advocacy nonprofit turned a spreadsheet of data into an interactive map that shows the well-being of children by neighborhood in the District.

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Which New Audiences? A Great Washington Post Article and its Implications about Age, Income, and Race

Museum 2.0

The Washington Post covered the MAH's transformation as part of an article about museums engaging new audiences. This weekend was thrilling for me. The whole second half of the article was dedicated to our work: Smaller museums can be especially scrappy in finding ways to connect with the community. One that has found remarkable success is California’s Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

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Sarah Nason: A Washington Bus Hero

GroundWire

Sarah Nason, one of the original volunteers who helped get The Washington Bus started, is moving on. Later, as part of the group of people working to launch the Washington Bus, I realized that Sarah Nason was a missing ingredient for getting the Bus moving and helped recruit her. I think of this as one of my main contributions to the Washington Bus, and am so proud of all she has accomplished there.

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#TECH10 - Association Bisnow - Washington

AFP Blog

#TECH10 - Association Bisnow - Washington: "The jobs of those who oversee IT in associations and non-profits has changed dramatically over the years from technical to strategic. Georgetown University Associate Dean of Technology Management Beverly Magda and Association of Fundraising Professionals CIO Prabhash Shrestha l

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Videotape Your Offline Activism: A Great Example from Washington Toxics

GroundWire

Our friends at Washington Toxics Coalition just launched a fantastic little online video that shows a really creative, effective blend of online and offline activism. WTC has been gathering signed postcards from their network of activists, asking decisionmakers, most especially Christine Gregoire and Dino Rossi, Washington State’s two candidates for Governor, to make protecting kids from toxic chemicals a high priority in the upcoming legislative session.

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Washington Post: Listserv use soars | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Beaconfire culture featured in Washington Post Beaconfire Survey: The News Catch us at the 2008 Bridge Conference Make an Accessible Web Site anywhere with WebAnywhere Watch That Space Not Cool, Barack privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consultingSkip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Videotape Your Offline Activism: A Great Example from Washington Toxics

GroundWire

Our friends at Washington Toxics Coalition just launched a fantastic little online video that shows a really creative, effective blend of online and offline activism. WTC has been gathering signed postcards from their network of activists, asking decisionmakers, most especially Christine Gregoire and Dino Rossi, Washington State’s two candidates for Governor, to make protecting kids from toxic chemicals a high priority in the upcoming legislative session.

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Beaconfire culture featured in Washington Post | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Related Posts Watch That Space Washington Post: Listserv use soars Catch us at the 2008 Bridge Conference Not Cool, Barack Beaconfire Survey: The News Make an Accessible Web Site anywhere with WebAnywhere Cellphones Bridge Digital Divide privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consultingSkip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Greater Washington Prepares to Give to the Max

Care2

In preparation for the November 9 Give to the Max Day , nonprofits in the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia communities participated in person or tuned into the live stream of a one-day online fundraising workshop with the industry’s top experts. Beth Kanter kicked off the event with a campfire story setting , sharing insight from her experience as a free agent fundraiser.

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UNTECH10 - Association Bisnow - Washington

AFP Blog

UNTECH10 - Association Bisnow - Washington: "When ASAE's Tech Conference was snowed out last week, association techies improvised to create UnTech10, an unofficial alternative at the Renaissance Hotel. Thanks to a Twitter marketing push, nearly 100 showed up in-person and more than 400 participated through a live webcast

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Business Rx: How to manage a rapidly growing team - The Washington Post

AFP Blog

Business Rx: How to manage a rapidly growing team - The Washington Post : 'via Blog this

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FLASH MOBS - Association Bisnow - Washington

AFP Blog

FLASH MOBS - Association Bisnow - Washington: "You may have seen the YouTube clips of strangers simultaneously freezing in place at Grand Central Station or randomly dancing in sync to a Michael Jackson song on the streets of Stockholm. Now, a DC non-profit is harnessing the power of flash mobs

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SOCIAL MEDIA MAVENS - Association Bisnow - Washington

AFP Blog

SOCIAL MEDIA MAVENS - Association Bisnow - Washington: "Social media manager is the newest position to pop up across organizations. We spoke to two such association and non-profit professionals about their roles

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$108 million Ice Bucket Challenge windfall could threaten ALS Association's charity ratings - Washington Business Journal

AFP Blog

$108 million Ice Bucket Challenge windfall could threaten ALS Association''s charity ratings - Washington Business Journal

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Join Us: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book Events in Washington, DC

Beth Kanter

Next week, KD Paine and I will be doing several public events in Washington, DC and online. Please join us! October 23, 2012 at 10 am PST/1:00 PM EST. Workshop: Washington, DC Foundation Center.

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Hello, Washington Post: Dolllars Per Facebook Donor Is Not the Right Metric for Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This morning the Washington Post published an article titled " To Nonprofits Seeking Cash, Facebook App Isn't So Green: Though Popular, 'Causes' Ineffective for Fundraising." Flickr Photo by Vaguely Artistic. When I first saw the article, I thought it was the article from a year ago where they said basically the same thing. Proclaiming that fundraising using Facebook Causes was a failure based on a calculation of dollars per donor. .

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Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC in June #NCVS

Beth Kanter

Next month, I will be traveling to Washington, DC for the NCVS Conference and can’t wait. Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC #NCVS guest post by Michelle Nunn. I’m eager to let readers of Beth’s Blog in on the best, old-fashioned way to be a networked employee at a networked nonprofit dedicated to social change: Come to Points of Light’s annual Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, D.C.

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CLEAR Training in Washington, DC - Social Media and Mobile Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

CLEAR Training: Social Media and Mobile Phones View more OpenOffice presentations from kanter. I'm back in DC where I facilitated two workshops on social media. The first session I co-lead with Katrin Verclas which was a look at social media and mobile tools. We live tweeted using the hashtag #cliclear I also had my n95 and we live streamed some of the presentation. It was a great opportunity for me to learn a little bit more about mobile tools.

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SOCIAL MEDIA MANIA - Association Bisnow - Washington

AFP Blog

SOCIAL MEDIA MANIA - Association Bisnow - Washington: "t seems not so long ago that we were all minimizing Facebook and Twitter on our desktops every time the boss walked by. Now, many are expected to be logged in from 9-to-5 (and beyond). Association and non-profit social media managers, users, and lovers came together offline last week at the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network DC's social

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DMAW and TNPA Announce New Winter Fundraising Conference

NonProfit PRO

DMAW and The Nonprofit Alliance Foundation jointly announced a new 2023 winter fundraising conference, to be held fully in-person in Washington, DC. Fundraiser Education News/Stats/Studies DMAW Fundraising conference The Nonprofit Alliance Foundation TNPA winter fundraising conference

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Nonprofit Advocacy Can Be a Force Multiplier for Social Change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For many years, people frequently suggested that Benetech , the nonprofit tech company I founded and lead, get more involved in Washington, DC policy and legislative action. advocacy Arabella Advisors Benetech Bookshare congressional testimony DC Global Literacy impact Larry Lessig nonprofit Skoll Foundation social change social enterprise tech4good US Congress Washington This post originally appeared on Arabella Advisors'' Greater Good blog as part of the series Impact 2014.

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How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day

NetWits

Which is why Giving Day’s like Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington deserve a closer look. Here’s a snapshot of some of the top giving days from 2011: Let’s take a closer look at the impact and strategies behind Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington. Using the Razoo platform, Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington’s online fundraising focus produced some very respectable results. Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. It’s a day-to-day fact of life.

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New Washington Monthly Project Highlights Philanthropic Success Stories - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

New Washington Monthly Project Highlights Philanthropic Success Stories - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "A foundation-sponsored project launched this week by The Washington Monthly magazine aims to plant philanthropies’ good works directly under the noses of influential policy makers. Successes of Philanthropy will serve as an online catalog of philanthropic wins — something its creators believe Washington power brokers need to hear more about.

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Colleges are going online to crowdsource donations, and they’re raising millions - The Washington Post

AFP Blog

Colleges are going online to crowdsource donations, and they’re raising millions - The Washington Post : "The small liberal arts school in Massachusetts did it without bombarding alumni with phone calls, sending out a batch of mailers or soliciting donations for seats at a gala event. Instead, school leaders turned to GiveCampus.com, a Washington, D.C.-based

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The hottest trend in web design is making sites that look terrible — The Washington Post — Medium

AFP Blog

The hottest trend in web design is making sites that look terrible — The Washington Post — Medium : "The hottest trend in web design is making sites that look terrible What’s old is new again by Katherine Acrement There’s an interesting trend in web design these days: Making websites that look, well … bad." 'via

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GLAMOUR TO GEEK - Association Bisnow - Washington

AFP Blog

GLAMOUR TO GEEK - Association Bisnow - Washington: "hould your association newsletter or magazine go online? We're a little biased, so we joined a dozen association-ites at an ASAE idea swap moderated by Stratton Publishing & Marketing's Debra Stratton. Her tips:".

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GUIDE TO MOBILE APPS - Association Bisnow - Washington

AFP Blog

GUIDE TO MOBILE APPS - Association Bisnow - Washington: "Few associations and non-profits have launched mobile apps, but we predict they're going to be one of the hottest trends of the year. Here's a look at how some organizations are leading the way

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Fundraiser of the Year: Leah Garrett

NonProfit PRO

Leah Garrett, VP of development and communications for Community of Hope, has mastered fundraising and communications to improve health, end family homelessness, and make Washington, D.C.,

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Washington Post Piece on Facebook Causes Prompts More Dissing and Some Brilliant Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is more analysis and reaction to the Washington Post piece two days ago that trashed the Facebook Causes application and caused quite a lot of commentary and reactions from those of us work with nonprofits. I summarized the article and reactions in my post " Hey Washington Post - Dollars Per Donor Is The Wrong Way to Measure Success." Photo by Matt Callow.