Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Social Giving IRL (In Real Life) for Nonprofits - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Social Giving IRL (In Real Life) for Nonprofits - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "Not all social giving IRL has to be tied to hosting a gala or 5K. People gather in places for lots of other reasons, and those are opportunities for the right charities with the right tools. The growth rate of U.S. adults with Internet-enabled phones (already surpassed two-thirds of the population) is huge; most donors can now give wherever they are rather than waiting to get to a desktop screen somewhere. New tools are just now coming into the market, with more players and ideas likely to join soon."



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Friday, February 27, 2015

#NotByMySelfie – a charity campaign changing how we view older people | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

#NotByMySelfie – a charity campaign changing how we view older people | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian: "e details: As part of its No One Should Have No One campaign, Age UK has launched #NotByMySelfie. The charity is inviting the public to post pictures of themselves with an older person in their lives on Twitter and Instagram, and also to text donate £3 to help address the loneliness many older people experience. In a survey just before Christmas they found that one in four, or 2.9 million, people aged 65 and over felt that they had no one to turn to for help and support. #NotByMySelfie is one of the campaign tools Age UK is using to address this problem."



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Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey: "A survey conducted by nfpSynergy has found that Britons prefer to shop at charity shops rather than using online marketplaces like eBay or Gumtree.
Some 1,000 people aged 16 years and older were asked whether they would prefer to buy a range of items from either a charity shop or an online marketplace. According to the survey results, charity shops ended up scoring higher than online marketplaces for almost every item, including clothes, DVDs and books."



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The Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative

The Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative: "ast spring, collaboration among the schools was formalized with two grants to support ongoing efforts. An Island Institute grant for a Fellow to work specifically on organizing inter-island activities resulted in hiring Anne Bardaglio, who had served as the Matinicus Education Fellow prior to graduate school. Then, Donna Isaacs, one of the Cranberry Isles teachers, helped spearhead a Maine Community Foundation Grant to fund technology support, field trips and inter-island curriculum development."



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The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source | NTEN

The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source | NTEN: "For the last 15 years or so, we’ve seen consistent growth in nonprofits’ appreciation for how open source tools can support their goals for online engagement. The immediate benefits of implementing an open source solution are pretty clear:

With open source tools, organizations avoid costly licensing fees
Open source tools are generally easier to customize
Open source tools often have stronger and more diverse vendor/support options
Open source platforms are often better-suited for integration with other tools and services"



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Monday, February 23, 2015

SF nonprofit expands tech lab for homeless and poor Tenderloin residents | Other News | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner

SF nonprofit expands tech lab for homeless and poor Tenderloin residents | Other News | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner: "The first year the St. Anthony Foundation opened its computer stations to the Tenderloin community, the technology lab ran dozens of computers on an Internet connection you might find in a private home.
When Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, a longtime San Francisco resident, heard of the slothlike computer lab at the nonprofit in 2008, he said he “found the right civic-minded guy at Comcast” to fix the problem."



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Friday, February 20, 2015

50-59 year olds are early tech adopters too? | RAZ Mobile

50-59 year olds are early tech adopters too? | RAZ Mobile: "It makes me want to ask “Well, if older folks don’t use the internet then where are all the typewriters?”

I observe older Americans (I guess the correct term would be “Boomers”) head down, finger extended, tapping and sliding around on their smartphones just as much as I see Gen X, Y or Z so the notion that Boomers somehow lag is a faulty notion to me.

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The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Student organization connects non-profits with app development

The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Student organization connects non-profits with app development: "Two seniors are vying to save nonprofits thousands of dollars.

Co-founded by Wharton and Engineering senior Dhruv Maheshwari and Engineering senior Ali Altaf, Hack4Impact connects student developer talent with nonprofit organizations free of charge. It works closely with groups in and outside of Philadelphia, and has a model that may be applied beyond Penn."



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Thursday, February 19, 2015

WATCH: It's Not the Ice Bucket Challenge, but This 'Nickelback' Charity Fundraiser Is Going Viral

WATCH: It's Not the Ice Bucket Challenge, but This 'Nickelback' Charity Fundraiser Is Going Viral: "When Relevant's Jesse Carey wants to give back, he doesn't do it halfway. 

His charity project—listening to Nickelback, for a week straight—is making international headlines.  

The project, "the ultimate test of human endurance," is two-fold, Carey says in the podcast. "



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Know a Good Nonprofit IT Blog? Add It to Our List — BizTech

Know a Good Nonprofit IT Blog? Add It to Our List — BizTech: "BizTech 25 Must-Read Nonprofit IT Blogs"



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Friday, February 13, 2015

Does Bad Data Software Hurt Nonprofits? Roderick Campbell CommitChange : FundRaising Success

Does Bad Data Software Hurt Nonprofits? Roderick Campbell CommitChange : FundRaising Success: "The short answer is yes. If your data-tracking systems need their own organization charts or binders full of complicated instructions, then your software infrastructure is definitely broken."



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