Thursday, November 20, 2014

Six Ways to Crowdsource Your Nonprofit’s Blog Content | NTEN

Six Ways to Crowdsource Your Nonprofit’s Blog Content | NTEN: "Your nonprofit organization has a blog. Awesome. You have a plan that outlines post content and frequency. Fantastic. You’re ready to roll up your sleeves and start creating content…wait…that’s a lot of content. How are you going to produce it all? I know! You’re going to crowdsource your blog content.

Of course, I believe that your editorial planning should have factored in your ability to deliver; as in get it all written. But projects appear out of nowhere, priorities shift, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up. This is why crowdsourced content will save the day!"



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Futures Lab update #84: Engagement Using Text Messages, and Corrections via Social Media | Mediashift | PBS

Futures Lab update #84: Engagement Using Text Messages, and Corrections via Social Media | Mediashift | PBS: "Engagement Using Text Messages, and Corrections via Social Media"



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nancy Frates: Why my family started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The rest is history | Talk Video | TED.com

Nancy Frates: Why my family started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The rest is history | Talk Video | TED.com: "In a brave talk, his mom Nancy Frates tells the story of how the family developed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and took great pleasure in seeing everyone from Justin Timberlake to Bill Gates take part"



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5 Falsehoods That Keep Nonprofits From Making the Most of Social Media - Opinion - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

5 Falsehoods That Keep Nonprofits From Making the Most of Social Media - Opinion - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "But there’s another way for things to work, something I call "matterness," or the intersection of people and organizations when they come together in a positive and mutually beneficial way.

Matterness is:

The willingness and ability of individuals to speak and be heard."



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:Pallotta: Mindset Curbs Ability of Nonprofits to Fulfill Potential

massnonprofit news ::: "November 17, 2014 — Nonprofits have been trained to think about themselves “in a backward way” that is stifling their potential to change the world, Dan Pallotta, an activist who has garnered renown for his efforts to get people to think about nonprofits the way they think about for-profits, told a Boston gathering of human services providers today.

Speaking at the annual convention of the Provider’s Councila statewide association of private, community-based care giving organizations offering educational, health, and social services, which posted a record 1,200 registrations, Pallotta said nonprofits need to think radically differently about their approach to solving social problems like childhood poverty and adult illiteracy."



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Count Down to #GivingTuesday | LinkedIn

The Count Down to #GivingTuesday | LinkedIn: "Audits aren't just for taxes: Your website. Have you taken a look at your website from a phone? If you were a #GivingTuesday visitor who came to your site, on a phone (and an ever growing number are ) would you see any connection to #GivingTuesday? Or would you be left confused, frustrated...and just leave? 74% of adults are using social networking sites-- the majority do so on smartphones."



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Monday, November 17, 2014

The Ice-Bucket Racket - NYTimes.com

The Ice-Bucket Racket - NYTimes.com: "Ever since the ice-bucket challenge swept the Internet this summer, raising more than $115 million for A.L.S. research, a legion of imitators has sprung up to try and cash in themselves. In the approaching holiday season, as fund-raising appeals swell, we can now smash a pie in our faces, snap selfies first thing in the morning or take a photo of ourselves grabbing our crotches, among other tasteful gestures, to express solidarity with various worthy causes. But the failure of these newer gimmicks to enjoy anywhere near the same popularity as the frigid original demonstrates the peculiar and finicky nature of our altruism — a psychological puzzle that both scientists and economists are trying to decipher."



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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Google launches public fundraising campaign to fight Ebola | UK Fundraising

Google launches public fundraising campaign to fight Ebola | UK Fundraising: "4
Google is inviting the public to donate to help fight Ebola. For every dollar donated it will donate $2.

The company has already donated $10 million to support NGOs including InSTEDD, International Rescue Committee, Medecins Sans Frontieres, NetHope, Partners in Health, Save the Children and U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The money will be donated to Network for Good, which will distribute the funds to the NGOs.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gates and World Bank Back Tech Aided Access for the Underbanked - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Gates and World Bank Back Tech Aided Access for the Underbanked - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "Imagine living without a connection to a bank or financial institution. Your check from your employer must be cashed at a check-cashing store, where they charge 5 percent of the check amount. You cannot shop online, do not have access to credit, and are likely terrified of being robbed. If you need to send money to a child living in another state or family member living in your country of origin, you are charged 5-8 percent to send funds to them, and they then pay another 5-8 percent to cash the money order. Luckily, new technology is on the horizon to help millions gain monetary protections and increase credit opportunities, leading to small business expansion and more hope for those trying to climb out of poverty."



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Millennial Meltdown: What Nonprofits Should Learn From The Political Disconnect

Millennial Meltdown: What Nonprofits Should Learn From The Political Disconnect: "vast non-commercial response to the holiday shopping season that will simultaneously – its planners hope – expand charitable coffers and continue to build a new network for giving that counters the year-end explosion of consumerist buying and selling.

GivingTuesday is the admirable three-year-old collaboration of the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation that now includes more than 10,000 nonprofits in its enthusiastic year-end campaign for social good. "



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Monday, November 10, 2014

Moving the Needle: The Success and ROI of #GivingTuesday

Atlantic Philanthropies Is the Latest Nonprofit Subject to Email ‘Phishing’ Attacks - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Atlantic Philanthropies Is the Latest Nonprofit Subject to Email ‘Phishing’ Attacks - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "So had the foundation, which has announced plans to cease operations by 2020, resorted to giving away its assets blindly to help it spend down?

Quite the contrary. The foundation was victim of a phishing attack, a criminal attempt to use an established brand name to lure Internet users into providing personal information like Social Security or bank-account numbers. In the past 18 months, the foundation has dealt with seven such attacks."



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How #GivingTuesday Can Help Your Nonprofit Reach PhilanthroKids or Generation Z Donors | Beth’s Blog

How #GivingTuesday Can Help Your Nonprofit Reach PhilanthroKids or Generation Z Donors | Beth’s Blog: "   GivingTuesday is done it again with its K-12 Philanthropy Curriculum, a set of lesson plans that teachers can use to help their students participate in GivingTuesday by raising money for a local nonprofit."



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10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns | Beth’s Blog

10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns | Beth’s Blog: "Giving Day Campaigns and Crowd Funding Campaigns Are Than Dollars Raised

When nonprofits marry tried-and-true fundraising techniques with social media and online networks, they are able to tap into the power of crowd funding."



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