Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Friday, February 05, 2016

The Chicago Maroon — Microsoft Partners with University Program for South Side Nonprofits

The Chicago Maroon — Microsoft Partners with University Program for South Side Nonprofits: "Microsoft Corporation will provide technical help to South-Side non-profits in a recently announced partnership with the University of Chicago’s Community Programs Accelerator. The accelerator, which offers a variety of resources to nonprofit organizations that work towards improving neighborhoods on the Mid-South Side, has also chosen six new South Side nonprofit organizations to join its program this year."



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Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Community Foundation announced Jan. 28 that the Amazing Raise

HERALD-PROGRESS, Ashland VA, Hanover,Mechanicsville, Montpelier, Beaverdam, Kings Dominion,Tomato Festival,Train,Patriots, Atlee, Randolph Macon,Newspaper,Breaking News in VA: "The Community Foundation announced Jan. 28 that the Amazing Raise—a 36-hour online giving event—will not continue this year, ending its five-year run that has seen more than $7 million unrestricted funds generated since 2011.

Following the announcement The Community Foundation spokesperson Kim Russell said that the decision to end the event came as a result of independent online fundraisers, such as Kickstarter, rising to prominence in the past few years.

“Five years ago not as many nonprofits had an online giving portal on their website, more do now. We were just kind of looking at where the event had gone and where it could go,” she said."



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Facebook Turns 12 Today, And Here's How It's Celebrating | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Facebook Turns 12 Today, And Here's How It's Celebrating | Fast Company | Business + Innovation: "t’s a bit crazy when you think about it, but Facebook is 12 years old today. On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched his fledgling social media site at Harvard. And the rest, as they say, is history. Twelve years on, Facebook has become the largest social media company ever. It influences myriad aspects of our lives and recently passed a billion active users each day."



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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

CRUK rolls out contactless collections in latest fundraising campaign

CRUK rolls out contactless collections in latest fundraising campaign: "Cancer Research UK is launching contactless collections across the UK tomorrow as part of its World Cancer Day fundraising campaign.

Contactless collections will take place in 16 locations across London, Glasgow, Liverpool, and Leeds. Supporters will have the opportunity to donate £2 by simply tapping their contactless card on a specially designed reader, operated by CRUK’s fundraising volunteers.

Announcing the initiative, CRUK said it will be the first charity to trial contactless donation technology on this scale. "



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Friday, January 15, 2016

Micro Content Is Here to Stay | Upleaf

Micro Content Is Here to Stay | Upleaf: "How This Impacts Your Strategy
Assuming the Apple Watch entrenches itself in the U.S. and abroad, here is what you can expect to happen:"



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Charities must build confidence to unlock £1.7bn text donation opportunity » Charity Digital News

Charities must build confidence to unlock £1.7bn text donation opportunity » Charity Digital News: "Only 17 per cent of UK adults prefer to use their smartphone to make a charity donation according to new research released today by Fonix and One Poll, "



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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

How Much Code Should You Know?: Associations Now

How Much Code Should You Know?: Associations Now: " common new kind of New Year’s resolution—competing with old standbys like losing weight and quitting smoking—has been a pledge to learn a programming language. It sounds like a good idea, but perhaps the real goal for non-technical employees should simply be a pledge to become a little more tech-literate in 2016."



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Monday, January 04, 2016

Why Your Nonprofit Website Needs a Privacy Policy (And What to Include)

Why Your Nonprofit Website Needs a Privacy Policy (And What to Include): "If you’re a typical nonprofit, you probably collect a significant amount of sensitive information from your users—even if it’s simply the IP addresses gathered by your site statistics package. And after last year’s Target debacle and frightening data breach, millions of users are more skittish than ever about providing personal information to both businesses and organizations. Suddenly information that users have considered private and protected seems all too vulnerable.

In this age of data-driven marketing, it’s more important than ever to position yourself as a safe and trusted organization. Your privacy policy can no longer be an afterthought—it needs to be a prominent feature on your website and written in words that the average user can understand without hiring a lawyer."



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Top Social Media Predictions For 2016 | PC Tech Magazine

Top Social Media Predictions For 2016 | PC Tech Magazine: "This time last year, we published our 2015 social media predictions. It seems those predictions were proven accurate, so we thought we’d do the same for 2016.

Not to blow our own trumpet, but our main 2015 social media predictions we’re spot on. We predicted huge growth in video and paid posts. Just take a look at your newsfeed compared to last year. We also predicted a massive increase in access to big data. We can see this in things like the success of Facebook’s Dark Posts and Facebook’s incredibly detailed targeting options for advertisers."



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