Friday, October 17, 2014

5 Ways to Harness the Awesome Fundraising Potential of #GivingTuesday | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

5 Ways to Harness the Awesome Fundraising Potential of #GivingTuesday | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog: "What was this seismic philanthropic event? Giving Tuesday.
Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back, a compassionate response to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Last year more than 10,000 organizations worldwide participated in Giving Tuesday."



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Membership Pros' Love/Hate Relationship With AMS Systems: Associations Now

Membership Pros' Love/Hate Relationship With AMS Systems: Associations Now: "An association management software system can be a crucial tool for success in a membership organization—and also a possible source of frustration.

The happiness of an association membership pro, perhaps more than staff from any other department, likely hinges day to day on the performance of a key IT system: association management software."



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Some Tech Entrepreneurs Embrace Giving Before They Have Anything to Give - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Some Tech Entrepreneurs Embrace Giving Before They Have Anything to Give - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "ech start-up Obindo consists of one big idea, two motivated employees, and a co-working space inside the Twitter building. Given that co-founder Joe Kleinschmidt hasn’t raised any venture capital yet, it may be odd to hear him talk about giving money away.

But he is, and he’s quite serious about it."



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Friday, October 10, 2014

Big Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Big Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "ig Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects
By Zach Halper - October 7, 2014
Charitable giving by the wealthiest individuals in the world has increased to levels not seen since before the Great Recession, according financial research firms Wealth-X and Arton Capital.

The inaugural “Wealth-X and Arton Capital Philanthropy Report 2014” found that the average ultra high net worth individual (UHNW) donates about $25 million during the person’s lifetime. This put the Wealth-X and Arton Capital Major Giving Index at a level of 220 in 2013, just 12 points behind the all-time high level of 232 in 2006."



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How to Repurpose Blog Content for Social Media | Social Media Examiner

How to Repurpose Blog Content for Social Media | Social Media Examiner: "Why Repurpose Content?
Content repurposing can help you “be everywhere,” since it can be distributed in different forms on multiple social media sites. It also helps you reach people who would not consume the content in its original form."



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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Meet GoodWorld, the start-up that wants to make giving to charity as easy as using a hashtag - The Washington Post

Meet GoodWorld, the start-up that wants to make giving to charity as easy as using a hashtag - The Washington Post: "It’s easier than ever to spend money on a cab or music thanks to services such as Uber and iTunes. But how about giving to charity? The start-up GoodWorld wants to let Facebook and Twitter users make donations to their favorite charities by simply using a hashtag.

If a charity registers with GoodWorld, interested donors can use #donate in a tweet or Facebook post and announce their intent to give money to a favorite cause."



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Bitcoin: It's Time for Canadian Nonprofits to Take Notice - Resource Center - AFP

Bitcoin: It's Time for Canadian Nonprofits to Take Notice - Resource Center - AFP: "Bitcoin is a digital currency that has attracted widespread media attention in the past year with a number of innovative businesses and nonprofits integrating it as a payment option. In particular, Canada has emerged as a hub of Bitcoin adoption and development, with Bitcoin-related startups—as well as Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs) popping up in Toronto and Vancouver—making it simple for individuals to acquire the digital currency.

Yes, but... what is bitcoin?"
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Monday, October 06, 2014

Don’t worry, just do it | CoolData blog

Don’t worry, just do it | CoolData blog: "People trying to learn how to do predictive modelling on the job often need only one thing to get them to the next stage: Some reassurance that what they are doing is valid.
Peter Wylie and I are each just back home, having presented at the fall conference of the Illinois chapter of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA-IL), hosted at Loyola University Chicago. (See photos, below!) Following an entertaining and fascinating look at the current and future state of predictive analytics presented by Josh Birkholz of Bentz Whaley Flessner, Peter and I gave a live demo of working with real data in Data Desk, with the assistance of Rush University Medical Center. We also drew names to give away a few copies of our book, Score! Data-Driven Success for Your Advancement Team."



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Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Templates: The Ultimate List | Content Marketing Forum

Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Templates: The Ultimate List | Content Marketing Forum: "Every content marketer needs a plan.

Joe Pulizzi, founder of Content Marketing Institute, recently published a blog post about the importance of documentation in content marketing, citing statistics from the recent CMI/MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Benchmark report. This report says that marketers that have a documented strategy are more effective than other content marketers."



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Friday, October 03, 2014

Tech tools that will make your life easier without breaking the bank |

Tech tools that will make your life easier without breaking the bank |: "We are living in a thriving  digital world, where just one push of a button can make you coffee or book a meeting halfway across the globe.

However, along with improvements in technology, it has also become more expensive to be up to date, whether it is to have a more recent and compatible version of the OS, or a compatible device that supports something that you have always worked on. But fret not… As with every generation, we also have a generation of rebels, who are opening up free resources to others.

Here are some technology alternatives that nonprofits can tap into without burning a hole in their pocket:"



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Firechat Enables the Crowd to Become the Internet –Bypassing Central Powers | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business

Firechat Enables the Crowd to Become the Internet –Bypassing Central Powers | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business: "If you thought peer-to-peer-based Uber, Airbnb, Lyft and Lending Club were disruptive, you haven’t seen anything yet.

People are empowered –through commonly used technologies
Previous revolutionaries have used pitchforks, wagon barricades, pamphlets, signs and drums. Today’s revolutionaries are using Firechat. It’s not just for revolutionaries. I just downloaded Firechat. If you want to communicate during an emergencies, in the subway or on a plane, you can download Firechat too."



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Thursday, October 02, 2014

3 easy ways to increase technology effectiveness for your charity | LinkedIn

3 easy ways to increase technology effectiveness for your charity | LinkedIn:

It's great to work smarter, not harder, but what if you don't have the technology resources to accomplish that?
Tech Soup Canada has a cornucopia of great stuff much of which is free or ridiculously cheap
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Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Social Media for Good Causes

Check out the NonprofitBlogCarnival hosted by Joanne Frtiz

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Social Media for Good Causes: "Welcome to the September, 2014, Nonprofit Blog Carnival! My thanks to everyone who sent in submissions. The turnout was wonderful, as you can see by the monster list below."



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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Non-Profit That's Using Technology to Put Itself Out of Business | WIRED

The Non-Profit That's Using Technology to Put Itself Out of Business | WIRED: "Ferrari is the CEO of Heifer International, a non-profit that donates things like livestock, seeds, farm equipment, and other essentials to farmers in the developing world, helping them become self-sufficient. Heifer, founded in 1944, always has believed in the teach-a-man-to-fish model. But after 70 years of giving people fish and teaching them how to fish, the organization is now connecting farmers with computer technology so they can sell the fish, too. Under a Heifer pilot program in Peru, farmers are using things like Excel, Photoshop, and Facebook to sell goods online and off."



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