Thursday, October 30, 2014

Red Cross launches mobile app on disasters | The Jakarta Post

Red Cross launches mobile app on disasters | The Jakarta Post: "The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) has launched an Android-based mobile application that helps users anticipate natural disasters and share disaster-related information.

The app, called Mass Rapid Assessment (MRA), was launched during a seminar on IT-Telekom and people's disaster preparedness and resilience in South Jakarta on Thursday."



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is using mobile communication to help stem the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, sending out millions of text messages a month carrying health tips to the country’s residents, NPR reports."



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Why Doesn't Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document? - SocialFish

Why Doesn't Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document? - SocialFish: "People in your organization are going to be connected to social media somehow. It’s inevitable. You can either ban them from speaking on behalf of the company, or teach them that should they be in that position – that there is a right way.

How can we expect uniform education across the company? A Social Media ‘Voice’ document. Or is it a tone document? Let’s look at this distinction, by Gather Content:"



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Virtual sorority’s tax-exempt status denied | Albuquerque Journal News

Virtual sorority’s tax-exempt status denied | Albuquerque Journal News: "Well, it seems that the IRS is made up of a lot more of us “mature” people and a lot less of our children’s generation. Two months ago the IRS Exempt Organization folks (yes, those people) denied tax-exempt status to a virtual sorority.

I had never heard of a virtual sorority. But no matter; I have not heard of most virtual things. I’m not in the right age bracket, either for virtual or for sororities.

The tax law allows a club organized for pleasure, recreation, or other nonprofitable purposes to be exempt from tax."



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Taproot Foundation Launches Pro Bono Resource for Nonprofits : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

Taproot Foundation Launches Pro Bono Resource for Nonprofits : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success: "(Press release, Oct. 23, 2014) — The Taproot Foundation launched Taproot+, a first-of-its-kind resource connecting nonprofits that need pro bono talent to business professionals who want to donate their expertise. With Taproot+, nonprofits can define the right pro bono project for their needs, secure the ideal pro bono professionals to help, and kick off a project with confidence, knowing that they can access project management and coaching support throughout the process."



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Green Technology Summit Heads to Europe (and It's Kind Of a Big Deal) - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup

Green Technology Summit Heads to Europe (and It's Kind Of a Big Deal) - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup: "The first European International Refurbishers Summit will be October 28 to 31 in Dublin, Ireland. Jim will be there to help kick things off and to report back on the latest industry news from Europe.

The conference is hosted by the Regional and European Co-Operative for Social Industry (RECOSI). RECOSI is an Ireland-based nonprofit trade association that was founded in early 2014 by Martin Reddy. Reddy had attended several of the ICRS events in the U.S. and was inspired to organize electronics reuse practitioners in Europe to share information about the field."



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Technology Evolves Fundraising, But Charleston Principles Remain Unchanged - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Technology Evolves Fundraising, But Charleston Principles Remain Unchanged - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "magine that the attorney general in California declares that the ad constitutes a targeted solicitation, and notes that the charity mentioned in the ad has not registered with the state. The attorney general cites the charity for being in violation of The Charleston Principles, a set of guidelines issued in 2001 by the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO), which 39 states and the District of Columbia rely on, to varying degrees, when governing online charitable solicitations.

Millions of consumers recently lined-up for the latest iPhone that will be out of date within six months, yet the Charleston Principles, which target technology, have not been updated since being drafted in 1999 and issued in 2001."



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Heye-Tech (hi-tech): Does it have to be Innovation or Sustainability?

Heye-Tech (hi-tech): Does it have to be Innovation or Sustainability?: "Does it have to be Innovation or Sustainability?
Are sustainability and innovation enemies?

Is sustainability the opposite of innovation?

It always seemed logical to me, sustainability is working to keep things going while innovation is all about change. They appear to work against each other."



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Google’s New Skybox For Good Program Gives Real-Time Satellite Imagery To Nonprofits | TechCrunch

Google’s New Skybox For Good Program Gives Real-Time Satellite Imagery To Nonprofits | TechCrunch: "On the heels of acquiring satellite startup Skybox in August, Google and Skybox have announced the Skybox for Good program, which will provide real-time satellite imagery to organizations and programs that save lives, protect the environment, promote education and positively impact humanity, according to the official blog post.

The program launches today in beta with a small group of partners. The images provided to these organizations will be publicly available under a Creative Commons license."



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg: "Aid workers in Liberia tried out a new tool this week to contain the world’s worst Ebola outbreak: the text message."



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How Small Organizations Can Use Affordable ICT-tools to Measure Impact | NTEN

How Small Organizations Can Use Affordable ICT-tools to Measure Impact | NTEN: "What if nonprofits and social enterprises had an affordable way to report real-time, large-scale data on their social impact? This question inspired Kopernik to create the "impact tracker technologies’" catalog in online and print forms.

Organizations are under pressure to measure their performance and results. Many low-cost, information communication technology (ICT) -based tools already exist to help collect data on a large-scale, real-time basis. Yet, while both supply and demand for ICT-based tools exist, nonprofits and social enterprises often fail to take advantage of them."



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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs - Top Nonprofits



2 AFP Blogs make the fall edition of this list.



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Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs - Top Nonprofits



2 AFP Blogs make the fall edition of this list.



Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs - Top Nonprofits:



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Focus Group of One : Target Marketing

Focus Group of One : Target Marketing: "If you're sending your marketing campaigns without benefit of A/B or multi-variant testing—most companies admit to fewer than five tests per month—you are effectively acting as a focus group of one. You are assuming all of your constituents feel the same way about your campaign as you do. Big mistake."



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