Friday, July 20, 2007

Technology workshops for nonprofits | Battle Creek Enquirer - - Battle Creek, Mich.

Technology workshops for nonprofits | Battle Creek Enquirer - - Battle Creek, Mich.: "Technology workshops for nonprofits
Submitted by Nonprofit Alliance

Through a partnership with the Michigan Nonprofit Association and expertise of NPower Michigan, the Nonprofit Alliance is pleased to announce a set of technology workshops, geared specifically towards nonprofits. The aim is to increase the technology know-how of non-profits so they can better serve their missions.

Ten 2-hour workshops will be offered on Thursdays at 9 am & 1 pm from July 26 - August 23 at Kellogg Community College. Each workshop costs $15/NPA member, $25/non-member. Attend 3 workshops and get a 4th one free. Nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers are encouraged to participate in these one-of-a kind learning opportunities where the value truly outweighs the cost."

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Gift Hub: Announces that their Site Will Close

Thanks to Gift Hub for this coverage.

Gift Hub: Announces that their Site Will Close: " Announces that their Site Will Close

Thomas Kreise:

In Spring 2004, Omidyar Network created a set of collaborative tools to facilitate our work as an organization. We found it useful, and a few months later in July 2004, we opened up access to the tool set to anyone and everyone working toward making the world a better place.

We chose the approach of a self-managed community in the hope people would find shared interests and discover their power to make good things happen. Indeed, in the three years since we opened the tool for external use, thousands of members have met, posted, discussed and collaborated in the many groups and discussions and workspace pages on And while the connections may have been made here, the positive impact has spread to many other online communities as well as real world communities across the globe. Through several experimental and experiential collaborative funding projects, the community has directed thousands of dollars to organizations making good things happen around the world.

This summer, instead of deciding where to direct funding, members will decide how to migrate to other community platforms."

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

When charity begins online | | Guardian Unlimited Business

When charity begins online | | Guardian Unlimited Business: "When charity begins online

John Sterlicchi in Florida
Tuesday July 17, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Internet charitable giving is a growth area in the US

American hi-tech entrepreneurs are rushing to marry the social networking phenomenon with online charitable giving.

Two new web sites, BringLight and 411Karma, have recently launched with business plans to build giving communities."

Monday, July 16, 2007

Hands On to merge with DC nonprofit |

Hands On to merge with DC nonprofit | "Two of the nation's leading volunteer coordination agencies, one based in Atlanta, will merge.

Hands On Network in Atlanta, which helped train and coordinate more than 600,000 volunteers in 49 cities and eight foreign counties last year, will merge with the Washington's Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network. It connected 2.75 million volunteers with helping agencies in the U.S"

The NonProfit Times - Making Technology Work For,

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "The updates come so quickly and staff can be so nomadic that training on systems can also be a major headache. The wonders of technology, as well as its inherent challenges, was the subject of an NPT Executive Session, held this past April during the annual conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Dallas.

Around the table were: Christopher Fink, vice president, Telosa Software, Palo Alto, Calif., Diana Hoyt, president, Heritage Designs, Phoenix, Ariz., Sheeraz Haji, president, Convio, in Austin, Texas, and Steve Rusche, co-founder and chief operating officer, eTapestry, Indianapolis, Ind.

Moderating the session were Paul Clolery, editorial director of The NonProfit Times and Tim Mills-Groninger, associate executive director, Lumity, in Chicago."

Slip sliding away at the Relay For Life snail race

Slip sliding away at the Relay For Life snail race: "SUNSET BEACH -- British resident Pyrii Akula, a student studying 3D modeling at Bournemouth University in real life, won the Relay for Life giant snail race yesterday. The event, in its second year, is a race across 45 sims in the virtual world of Second Life. Racers collected donations which go to Relay for Life, a charity set up to help find a cure for cancer."