Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Charities Like Facebook for Rallying Support but Not Much for Fundraising - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Charities Like Facebook for Rallying Support but Not Much for Fundraising - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: But many fundraisers and charity leaders say that the social network remains a fickle partner in the drive for donations.

Only 2 percent of nonprofits in the United States raised $10,000 to $25,000 through Facebook in a 12-month period, and 1 percent raised $25,000 to $100,000, according to a report released last year by Blackbaud, a fundraising-software company.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

'Using technology to do good': Disaster Tech Lab - Independent.ie

'Using technology to do good': Disaster Tech Lab - Independent.ie: An Irish NGO has brought emergency communications systems to disaster-stricken countries like Haiti, The Philippines, and Sandy-hit Long Island since setting up in 2010.

Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech - capradio.org

Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech - capradio.org: To counter that, a growing number of nonprofits are popping up in Oakland to help young blacks and Latinos break into the industry.

The Goal Is Exposure

Every afternoon this summer, Armstrong is in the offices of a small nonprofit called Hack the Hood. Her job is to fix websites for clients.

"I'm trying to do an outline," she says, staring at a page on her laptop that has a lot of links. "You click on it, it takes you everywhere in the world. I like short and simple."

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Future of the Nonprofit Workplace: Introducing the Mobile Office | GuideStar Blog

The Future of the Nonprofit Workplace: Introducing the Mobile Office | GuideStar Blog: From GenMobile to telecommuting, the nature of work and the office are fast changing: nonprofits, are you ready to cut the cord?

“In the near future the term ‘office’ will be obsolete and the drab surroundings we associate with the executive life will be erased as a new model for work emerges. This emerging vision of the workplace will facilitate flexible working patterns in a society in which nine-to-five working is increasingly the exception rather than the rule.” This opening statement from a new report by Aruba Networks, Workplace Futures, sets the table for an amazing opportunity confronting nonprofits and organizations: How to harness new mobile and cloud technologies to both make how and where they work more productive, efficient, and cost effective.

Monday, July 14, 2014

6 Reasons Why We’re Slacktivists: The Psychology Of Liking Causes On Facebook | Co.Exist | ideas impact

6 Reasons Why We’re Slacktivists: The Psychology Of Liking Causes On Facebook | Co.Exist | ideas impact: Whether or not this criticism holds water depends, in part, on why people like a cause in the first place. A new study, published in the International Journal of Web Based Communities, provides a detailed breakdown, based on an online survey of Facebook users conducted by two researchers from the Scandinavian research organization SINTEF in Oslo, Norway.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Online Channel for Not-for-Profits-Ontario

Online Channel for Not-for-Profits

The Online Channel is a central source of information for not-for-profits. Here you will find guidance on how to start and manage your not-for-profit or charitable organization. You can get information about the laws and regulations that apply to not-for-profits and where to go for funding. You can find answers to your questions about the sector and about Ontario government programs that support the sector.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Nonprofit groups look to Google Glass - Yahoo!7

Nonprofit groups look to Google Glass - Yahoo!7: Giving through Glass" program winners were selected from 1,300 proposals from US charities with ideas of how to use the eyewear to achieve their goals.

Google will give each group a $25,000 grant along with a pair of yet-to-be publicly released Glass eyewear and guidance from the technology firm's engineers.

Why Box.org Helps Nonprofits Harness The Cloud For Good

Why Box.org Helps Nonprofits Harness The Cloud For Good: “For nonprofits, charities, and global development organizations dedicated to helping others, access to technology should never be a hurdle or a limitation. However, the majority of these groups are lacking the budgets, resources and expertise to build a digital strategy that can meet both the long and short-term goals of the organization,” explained Karen Appleton, SVP of Global Alliances at Box and Founder of Box.org,

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Banking on Bitcoin: Nonprofit Success Stories Start to Emerge - Ideas & Advice - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Banking on Bitcoin: Nonprofit Success Stories Start to Emerge - Ideas & Advice - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: When representatives from alternative, Internet-based currencies like NobleCoin began pitching the Water Project last year, they met plenty of skepticism. Peter Chasse, founder and president of the nonprofit, knew little about how such currencies functioned.

Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter - NYTimes.com

Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter - NYTimes.com: LOS ANGELES — You watched the wrenching documentary. You posted your outrage on Twitter. But are you good for more than a few easy keystrokes of hashtag activism?

Participant Media and some powerful partners need to know.

For the last year Participant, an activist entertainment company that delivers movies with a message, has been quietly working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Knight Foundation and the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism to answer a question vexing those who would use media to change the world.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Data protection proposals 'potentially catastrophic' for fundraising

Data protection proposals 'potentially catastrophic' for fundraising: EU data protection proposals could have a “potentially catastrophic” impact on charity fundraising, delegates at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention heard yesterday.

The proposals include a requirement for charities to secure an “opt-in” from donors to receive communications, and an “explicit consent” rule to use personal data, which would make it difficult for charities to send personalised mailings.

Monday, July 07, 2014

The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age" | NTEN

The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age" | NTEN: he 14th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, and this quarter is all about fundraising.

From Bitcoin, to crowdfunding, to the tricky discussion about overhead - articles cover some of the latest topics in digital fundraising, and opportunities for nonprofits.

This issue is packed with actionable ideas, inspiring interviews, and tips that your organization can use to get ready for the end of the year, if not sooner!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Some Little Known Faith-Based Technology Resources - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup

Some Little Known Faith-Based Technology Resources - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup: We’ve been talking to folks from some of the 350,000 congregations around the country and have been hearing that they’d like more coverage of IT resources for religious oriented charities on TechSoup. They’ve also told us about some great, but little-known online resources that explore faith-based IT like the pros and cons of the different church member management software packages and website content management systems for congregation websites. We thought we’d share that with you.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Blackbaud Index: Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increased 0.9% in May | Blackbaud News

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The Blackbaud Index: Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increased 0.9% in May | Blackbaud News: The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 0.9% and online giving increased 8.1% for the three months ending May 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013.

As reported in the recently released Charitable Giving Report, overall charitable giving grew 4.9% and online giving grew 13.5% for the full year 2013 compared to the full year 2012. Visit the interactive infographic to view highlights from the report.