- 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.

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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#TECH10 - Association Bisnow - Washington

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#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

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.

UNTECH10 - Association Bisnow - Washington

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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

Day at University of Washington

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Leaders to Legends Breakfast Lecture Series

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.

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

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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!),

GUIDE TO MOBILE APPS - Association Bisnow - Washington

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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

GLAMOUR TO GEEK - Association Bisnow - Washington

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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:".

YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD

SocialFish

Ben Martin, CAE, of Online Community Results and I are helping them kick off the CMAD Washington, DC event. Beekeeper Group (1331 G Street NW, First Floor, Washington, DC 20005) . The Laughing Man Tavern (1306 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

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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.

WHAT A GUY! - Association Bisnow - Washington

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Association Bisnow - Washington: "Over 100 execs (and another 5,000 watching online) descended on Venable's offices for Buzz2009, to hear the former Apple leader tout Twitter, at an event sponsored by SmartBrief and SocialFish. WHAT A GUY! Guy recommends associations use Twitter to advertise and push agendas, which means first gaining many followers by posting interesting content, not 'what are

A First Timers Guide To Washington Dc Auto Concept Loans

FI Space

Review payday loan companies that could provide you with a 500 financial loan even if you currently have bad credit background.

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Washington, DC: Book Launch Events

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We were in Washington, DC on Thursday and Friday for our book tour for The Networked Nonprofit to celebrate with live and virtual events hosted by the Case Foundation and Chronicle of Philanthropy. Book Party in at the Case Foundation: Who Has Their Hands on the Book.

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Happy Fourth of July from Washington DC!

SocialFish

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Nonprofit effort links veterans to wireless jobs; Cisco to fight slump, ‘emerge stronger’ - The Washington Post

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Nonprofit effort links veterans to wireless jobs; Cisco to fight slump, ‘emerge stronger’ - The Washington Post : The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy last week announced a new nonprofit initiative encouraging military veterans to join the telecommunications industry

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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.

American Red Cross takes serious look at using drones for disaster relief, holds off for now - The Washington Post

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American Red Cross takes serious look at using drones for disaster relief, holds off for now - The Washington Post : "A new study, commissioned by the American Red Cross, calls drones one of the most promising and powerful new technologies to improve disaster response and relief efforts." ''via Blog this

At Grameen Foundation, an international nonprofit becomes a software developer - The Washington Post

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At Grameen Foundation, an international nonprofit becomes a software developer - The Washington Post : hree years later, the foundation’s thesis has given rise to an open-source software platform called Mobile Technology for Community Health, or MOTECH, that an increasing number of nonprofits, non-governmental organizations and humanitarian groups are using to address pandemics such as tuberculosis and HIV

Iranian protesters avoid censorship with Navy technology - Washington Times

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From the Washington TimesIranian protesters avoid censorship with Navy technology - Washington Times: "he system of proxy servers that disguise a user's Internet traffic is now operated by a nonprofit, the Tor Project, that is independent from the U.S.

Nonprofit’s giving portal aims to drive more donations to charities - The Washington Post

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Nonprofit’s giving portal aims to drive more donations to charities - The Washington Post : The Catalogue for Philanthropy Greater Washington, an organization that connects local nonprofits with donors, has established a workplace giving portal which officials say they hope will help drive more corporate funding to charities

KIDS MAKE THE DARNDEST READERS - Association Bisnow - Washington

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KIDS MAKE THE DARNDEST READERS - Association Bisnow - Washington: "How do you turn your Twitter followers and Facebook friends into members? Yesterday, we joined 25 association types at an ASAE idea swap at the Reagan Building to talk about social media. Moderator Lynn Morton, the one woman social media team for American Academy of Physician Assistants, offered tips

The Nonprofit Quarterly | @npquarterly | Washington Post Chairman to Donate $45 Million in Facebook Windfall to Education

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The Nonprofit Quarterly | @npquarterly | Washington Post Chairman to Donate $45 Million in Facebook Windfall to Education : Donald Graham, the chairman of the Washington Post Company, probably does not really need the $46 million windfall he got from the Facebook IPO filing yesterday.

Popular Facebook app: All talk, little cash - Washington Post- msnbc.com

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Popular Facebook app: All talk, little cash - Washington Post- msnbc.com: "But it turns out that approach doesn't always work. The Facebook application Causes, hugely popular among nonprofit organizations seeking to raise money online, has been largely ineffective in its first two years, trailing direct mail, fundraising events and other more traditional methods of soliciting contributions".

Larry David joins Twitter for charity, his assistant confirms - Celebritology 2.0 - The Washington Post

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Larry David joins Twitter for charity, his assistant confirms - Celebritology 2.0 - The Washington Post : The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator and star was lured into joining the site by the recently created project Charity Bribes, which crowdsources tasks for famous people to do then gives the celebrity 30 days to complete it in exchange for a charitable donation.

Online charity Give Locally uses mobile gaming, social media website to meet growing demands - The Washington Post

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Online charity Give Locally uses mobile gaming, social media website to meet growing demands - The Washington Post : WASHINGTON — Andrew “Bo” Young III, son of former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, is carving out his own path for social change courtesy of a mobile app designed to help real families through the purchase of virtual goods.

How to create a nonprofit in Silicon Valley - Ideas@Innovations - The Washington Post

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How to create a nonprofit in Silicon Valley - Ideas@Innovations - The Washington Post : Perhaps Ram, also known as “Pram,” does have something up his sleeve. In an area dedicated to creating some of the nation’s most highly valued companies, Ram, a former executive at Yahoo! and Google, has created something relatively few others have pursued — a technology nonprofit in Silicon Valley

American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Award $1 Million in Grants to Restore 13 Washington, D.C. Metro Area Historic Places - MarketWatch

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American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Award $1 Million in Grants to Restore 13 Washington, D.C. Metro Area Historic Places - MarketWatch : WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced the Washington National Cathedral as the winner of Partners in Preservation, the region''s first-ever preservation effort powered by social media.

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Idealware Goes to Washington: NTC14 Voting Open Until July 31st

Idealware

Expect three full days of nonprofit technology curriculum, collaboration, and communication, all taking place in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. While that grey, chilly period between Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day isn’t everyone’s favorite time of year, it is for us at Idealware.

Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NStreet Village : N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. DC Jazz Festival : With more than 100 performances in dozens of venues across the city, the DC Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in Washington, D.C.

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. Well done, Washington Toxics! Tags: Strategy video washington toxics

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. Well done, Washington Toxics