Friday, March 01, 2013

Charities should make the most of social media | Charity Digital News

Charities should make the most of social media | Charity Digital News: Research gathered from The Charity Social 100 Index 2012 highlighted how charities have seen a doubling of support on social media channels in the past year. Connecting with supporters through social media has proven to be very effective, yet the extent of this remains unexplored by a large part of the sector.

Facebook, Amazon and Google All Help Charity Create Cancer-Busting Mobile Game | Fast Company

Facebook, Amazon and Google All Help Charity Create Cancer-Busting Mobile Game | Fast Company: Programmers and engineers from some of the biggest tech companies are teaming up with a cancer charity in the UK to create a mobile game that will aid research into the disease. The idea is being brainstormed this weekend in an attempt to transform research into a game format which will, in turn, make "citizen scientists" out of gamers.

End of Anonymous SMS Donations Devastates Swedish Charitable Giving - Reason 24/7 : Reason.com

End of Anonymous SMS Donations Devastates Swedish Charitable Giving - Reason 24/7 : Reason.com: The Swedish Red Cross has reported a 92-percent drop in SMS donations since Swedish mobile operators required their customers to register online, including the submission of sensitive personal information, in order to greenlight a money transfer via text message.

Nonprofits and Data: Looking for Inspiration | npENGAGE

Nonprofits and Data: Looking for Inspiration | npENGAGE: Is it just me, or is everything coming up data in 2013? From the huge turnout for the “Nonprofits, Data, and Transparency” event in Seattle to Beth Kanter’s recent blog post about the importance of being data informed (and why that’s different from being “data driven”) to the SSIR coverage of philanthropists who “fail well,” it’s encouraging to see so many nonprofits, foundations, and thought leaders grappling with measurement, metrics, and transparency.

xPotomac in Less Than 180 Seconds | ChatterBachs... Composing Social Media Strategies

xPotomac in Less Than 180 Seconds | ChatterBachs... Composing Social Media Strategies: xPotomac was billed as an event “where the digital media future meets businesses. This groundbreaking conference features seven media technologies most likely to impact businesses and marketers in the immediate future.” xPotomac was held at The Source Theatre in Washington, DC on February 25, 2013. This post is taken from my notes and tweets:

Why I’m Not Going to South by Southwest

Why I’m Not Going to South by Southwest: Why I’m Not Going to South by Southwest
By Claire

For the tenth time in the past week, I had a conversation tonight about why I’m not going to South by Southwest this year. South by Southwest, of course, being one of the biggest conferences around, and the biggest if you work or live in the technology world. Although I’m not entirely without regret on missing the event (Austin is such a great city, after all), I am decided.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tech Billionaires Champion Nonprofit for Young Programmers - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Tech Billionaires Champion Nonprofit for Young Programmers - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: Tech Billionaires Champion Nonprofit for Young Programmers

February 27, 2013, 10:57 am

Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, appear in a video released Tuesday by the nonprofit group Code.org that aims to boost programming skills among young people, says Reuters.

Initiative aimed to assist nonprofits — Brown Daily Herald

Initiative aimed to assist nonprofits — Brown Daily Herald: The Community Research Needs Database is part of a new independent studies initiative launched this semester, aimed to match students with local nonprofit organizations and help them with research, according to the Curricular Resource Center website.

Keynote To Fundraisers: You’re In Charge - TheNonProfitTimes

Keynote To Fundraisers: You’re In Charge - TheNonProfitTimes: How technology will or will not transform our work this year is in your hands.”

Katya Andresen kicked off a recent nonprofit direct response fundraising conference in Washington, D.C., with those words. “You are not a passive person being buffeted by all these changes. You’re in a position to determine how your organization will use these changes or ignore how people are interacting with you,” she continued. “You’re in charge of determining whether these are tools to increase giving.”