Thursday, March 05, 2009

Twitter, And Film, Help a Charity Raise Money -

Twitter, And Film, Help a Charity Raise Money - "But even before the film opens, CARE is encouraging its supporters to use Twitter to raise money and attention about the event. The charity’s “tweetathon,” which began March 2 and concludes today, enables anyone who includes”#apowerfulnoise” in a Twitter message to secure 50 cents in support for CARE from film-making company NCM Fathom" Europe Europe: "March 4 (Bloomberg) -- A Jewish community is tapping EBay Inc. to raise money for the construction of a synagogue on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, after donations were cut short because of the losses incurred by Bernard Madoff."

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Creating a Technology Advisory Committee at Your Nonprofit

From Tech Soup

Creating a Technology Advisory Committee at Your Nonprofit: "This article was adapted from a forthcoming IT workbook created by TechSoup's MaintainIT Project, an effort funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to gather and distribute stories around maintaining and supporting public computers.

Have you ever tackled a big project on your own only to find yourself confused and flailing, wishing you had someone to turn to for advice? If so, you know firsthand the importance of an advisory committee.
Why Create a Technology Advisory Committee?"

Sunday, March 01, 2009

And now, Twitter philanthropy |

Thanks to Beth Kanter for the heads up

And now, Twitter philanthropy | "Welcome to the age of “social giving.” Spurred on by the success of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, campaigns like the Twestival, which was organized on the microblogging platform Twitter, are changing the landscape of modern philanthropy, say industry insiders. Out go the traditional fundraisers, with their extraneous marketing costs and rolls of red tape. In comes a new wave of digital efforts – often engineered by the same young activists that sealed Mr. Obama’s election."