Monday, January 26, 2015

Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS

Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS: ". If we don’t expose our students to this — students we want to lead the next generation of journalism and communication — we are doing them a disservice.

In fact, it would be smart for universities to add a general coding class to the core curriculum required of students in all fields. For journalism and mass communication programs, it’s essential."



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Colleges Mine Social Media for Clues on Likely Donors – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Colleges Mine Social Media for Clues on Likely Donors – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "A handful of tech start-ups are making tools that harness data and interactions from widely used social networks to help colleges and universities identify alumni with the greatest propensity to donate, writes The New York Times. "



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Friday, January 23, 2015

Give Central Survey Report | 2015 Predictions for Nonprofit Giving | Miratel Solutions

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Give Central Survey Report | 2015 Predictions for Nonprofit Giving | Miratel Solutions: "Today’s report is the ‘Give Central Survey Report | 2015 Predictions for Nonprofit Giving’ and is compiled by GiveCentral.org out of Chicago, Illinois. It’s a very interesting report as it focuses on feedback from senior leaders and executives within the sector and examines how the changing environment for giving is creating challenges for some, not least due to technology."



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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Oldest Crowdfunding Site For Nonprofits Looks To Future

Oldest Crowdfunding Site For Nonprofits Looks To Future: "CEO and co-founder, Mari Kuraishi, explains its vision, ”The whole reason the GlobalGiving community exists is not only to connect local world-changers to people around the world who have funding to support them, but also to provide access to information, ideas, and tools so that nonprofits can use their funding more effectively. We’re so glad that the GlobalGiving network is becoming so valuable for vital organizations that would otherwise not have access to corporate or foundation funding, or resources like donated smartphones and a custom-made app.”"



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The Giving Days Model: Collaboration, Federation, or Unification? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

The Giving Days Model: Collaboration, Federation, or Unification? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "Charities are always seeking a new way to increase the size of the donor base. Conventional wisdom holds that getting large numbers of donors in—even at small levels—can begin a conversation about the value a nonprofit brings to its mission. A relationship that begins with a gift can evolve into ongoing financial and community support.

A newer tactic to introduce donors to charities is online collaborative giving days."



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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Monterey County Gives! sets record with $1,347,191 in donations to 100-plus local nonprofits. - Monterey County Weekly: People

Monterey County Gives! sets record with $1,347,191 in donations to 100-plus local nonprofits. - Monterey County Weekly: People: "There’s a lot to love about Monterey County Gives!, starting with the local nonprofit agencies well worth enthusiastic support.
As Gives! co-sponsor Community Foundation for Monterey County finalized numbers this week, there was more to like.
The best part: The sheer amount of people who gave. In the end, donors numbered 1,712 all told.
Individuals ultimately found the change in their heart to donate $969,325 in 2014, including a kid who gave $0.43."



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[eBook] Private School Digital Insight: Enhancing Web Navigation and the Rise of Responsive Design | npENGAGE

[eBook] Private School Digital Insight: Enhancing Web Navigation and the Rise of Responsive Design | npENGAGE: "About a year ago we came up with the idea for an ambitious project to help us better understand the state of private school web navigation, and how schools are responding to the demands of web usability, responsive web design and more.
The idea led to a report that would answer some key questions about web usability — questions that hadn’t been answered ever before,"



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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Top 2015 Nonprofit Content Marketing Challenges Are Budget and Buy-In

Top 2015 Nonprofit Content Marketing Challenges Are Budget and Buy-In: "One of the top takeaways from the CMI’s report, entitled “2015 Nonprofit Content Marketing: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America,” is that 23 percent of nonprofits have documented content strategies in place. That’s a low number, and it could explain why it’s difficult for so many organizations to effectively manage and run their campaigns—especially those that integrate with other channels."



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Essential Nonprofit Software of 2014

Essential Nonprofit Software of 2014: " a survey of over 10,000 nonprofits and charities, 60 percent claimed lack of knowledge is the single greatest barrier to new technological advancement adoption. Technology spending is also reportedly a small portion of nonprofits’ budgets, averaging less than 4.2 percent.

So while foundations can fund or encourage innovation, they often have no means of sustaining financial support for internal innovation. However, low-cost, nonprofit specific software is becoming more popular, thanks in large part to the rise of software-as-a-service (SaaS)."



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The Tech Nonprofits Need to Know About from CES 2015 - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup

The Tech Nonprofits Need to Know About from CES 2015 - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup

#charity platform to connect experienced tech volunteers with charities | UK Fundraising

#charity platform to connect experienced tech volunteers with charities | UK Fundraising: "#Charity is a new digital platform that aims to connect experienced technology staff to charities who require their voluntary skills. Based in Budapest, Hungary, the initiative involves both an online community and project management platform to help find appropriate volunteers and manage the work they do for the selected charity.

The digital platform launches in March 2015 but is already ahead of schedule in terms of attracting volunteer IT staff. The organisation had hoped to recruit 500 volunteers but already has over 600 signed up."



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