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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Monday, September 22, 2014

Crowdfunding for Nonprofits | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Crowdfunding for Nonprofits | Stanford Social Innovation Review: "Used strategically, crowdfunding helps nonprofits build meaningful engagement, inform their work, spread their messages, and expand their donor base to increase their overall funding and impact.
Crowdfunding is still a relatively new concept, and many nonprofits face the same questions when considering it for the first time. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions:"



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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fundraising Trends: United Way Hops on the Bitcoin Donations Bandwagon : FundRaising Success

Fundraising Trends: United Way Hops on the Bitcoin Donations Bandwagon : FundRaising Success


Over the past year or so, Internet currency BitcoinOpens in a new window has received plenty of attention in the nonprofit fundraising sector.
Several organizations such as The Water ProjectOpens in a new window, Capital Area Food Bank of TexasOpens in a new window and the Women's Annex Foundation Opens in a new windoware already accepting Bitcoin donationsOpens in a new window, while more and more fundraisers are asking, "Should Your Nonprofit Accept Bitcoin for Donations?Opens in a new window"

Angie Moore: I Don't Understand the Bitcoin Opportunity for Fundraising : FundRaising Success

Angie Moore: I Don't Understand the Bitcoin Opportunity for Fundraising : FundRaising Success

There's been a lot of chatter in the nonprofit industry aboutBitcoin. Whether we are comfortable or not, that chatter will only growlouder in the near future.


From nonprofit organizations to political campaigns, more and moreinformation about how Bitcoin is being used to raise funds is coming tolight. The marketing and commerce world is moving beyond simply talkingabout the vast potential of Bitcoin to seeing real results. Still, manyquestions remain in my mind. Here are some articles that

Many lessons to be learned from the ice-bucket challenge, Rice University expert says - Your Houston News: Living

Many lessons to be learned from the ice-bucket challenge, Rice University expert says - Your Houston News: Living


Former presidents, pop stars, politicians,actors and athletes are among the numerous public figures who have
completed the viral ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge. More than $79 million hasbeen raised for the ALS Association to support scientific research totreat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).Angela Seaworth,director of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, saidthere are lessons in philanthropy that can be learned from observingthis campaign. She is available to discuss her insights with the media.

United Way Becomes Largest Nonprofit to Accept Bitcoin

United Way Becomes Largest Nonprofit to Accept Bitcoin

Nonprofit United Way Worldwide announced today that it now acceptsdonations in bitcoin, becoming the latest charitable institution toadopt the digital currency into its operations.

Friday, September 12, 2014

BBC News - Ice bucket challenge: 'One in six Britons took part'

BBC News - Ice bucket challenge: 'One in six Britons took part'

One in six Britons havetaken part in the ice bucket challenge to raise money for charity,  research commissioned by the Charities Aid Foundation suggests. The charity told BBC Breakfast that one in 10 people donated as a result of the campaign - each giving an average of almost £5. ComRes polled 2,058 British adults online from 5 to 7 September.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

How to Ensure You Are CASL Compliant : Page 1 of 2 : Target Marketing

How to Ensure You Are CASL Compliant : Page 1 of 2 : Target Marketing

Under CASL, it is illegal to send to or from a Canadian computer a
"commercial electronic message" unless the recipient has consented to
receiving the message. CASL also requires that all commercial electronic
messages include an unsubscribe mechanism.

Ep100: Crowdfunding for Nonprofits and Businesses: 7 Best Practices — Selfish Giving

Ep100: Crowdfunding for Nonprofits and Businesses: 7 Best Practices — Selfish Giving

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What Apple’s iPhone 6 and Watch mean for Nonprofits | Nonprofit Nate

What Apple’s iPhone 6 and Watch mean for Nonprofits | Nonprofit Nate


Unless you hid under a rock yesterday, you heard about the big  Apple event.  I’m not going to get into the tech details, but watchingthe event last night did spark a few things to consider…

Bitcoin: how the charity RNLI is using the digital currency

Why did RNLI decide to use Bitcoins?
The idea came from our research into future trends and changes that may impact on the RNLI. Basically, it looked likely that we would receive digital currency as a donation and/or as part of a legacy at some point and we wanted to be prepared for that eventuality. While researching, we became aware that using Bitcoin could expose the RNLI to new audiences.
http://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2014/sep/10/bitcoins-rnli-charity-donations-digital-currency

American Red Cross launches Blood Donor App

American Red Cross launches Blood Donor App 

The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App
today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Latest Episode Highlights Danger and Potential of Reddit Fundraising - Social Media - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Latest Episode Highlights Danger and Potential of Reddit Fundraising - Social Media - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Over Labor Day weekend, the same subreddit that helped disseminate a
cache of nude celebrity photographs tried to organize an online
fundraiser "in honor of" Jennifer Lawrence, one of the actresses
victimized by the leak. One problem: The charity for which the money was
raised, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, didn’t want it. Neither did the backup nonprofit, Water.org.