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.



Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs - Top Nonprofits:



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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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Taking Annual Reports Digital – Redesigning Good - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Taking Annual Reports Digital – Redesigning Good - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Digital annual reports have many advantages over print versions: They can be cheaper to produce, and they allow charities to use video, interactive features, and dynamic data visualization. Using digital technology, charities can track how many people actually open the reports and what pages are most popular.

And with advances in content-management systems, like WordPress, employees with little or no web-development knowledge can dramatically change the look and feel of digital reports, so you don’t need a design or development staff to do it."



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SEO For Nonprofits: What You Really Need To Know | Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology

SEO For Nonprofits: What You Really Need To Know | Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology: "What are some things my nonprofit can do to start optimizing my website today?
Great question, and probably the one we’re asked more than any other. Here are a few ideas to get you started on the road to optimization."



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Next phase of anti-spam law targets software - National | Globalnews.ca

Next phase of anti-spam law targets software - National | Globalnews.ca:



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Microsoft alumni group giving $175k to former employees' nonprofit ventures - GeekWire

Microsoft alumni group giving $175k to former employees' nonprofit ventures - GeekWire: "The Microsoft Alumni Foundation has announced new grants and matching funds totaling $175,000 for former employees whose philanthropy and nonprofit work has been recognized by the group for improving the lives of others."



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Friday, October 17, 2014

5 Ways to Harness the Awesome Fundraising Potential of #GivingTuesday | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

5 Ways to Harness the Awesome Fundraising Potential of #GivingTuesday | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog: "What was this seismic philanthropic event? Giving Tuesday.
Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back, a compassionate response to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Last year more than 10,000 organizations worldwide participated in Giving Tuesday."



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Membership Pros' Love/Hate Relationship With AMS Systems: Associations Now

Membership Pros' Love/Hate Relationship With AMS Systems: Associations Now: "An association management software system can be a crucial tool for success in a membership organization—and also a possible source of frustration.

The happiness of an association membership pro, perhaps more than staff from any other department, likely hinges day to day on the performance of a key IT system: association management software."



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Some Tech Entrepreneurs Embrace Giving Before They Have Anything to Give - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Some Tech Entrepreneurs Embrace Giving Before They Have Anything to Give - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "ech start-up Obindo consists of one big idea, two motivated employees, and a co-working space inside the Twitter building. Given that co-founder Joe Kleinschmidt hasn’t raised any venture capital yet, it may be odd to hear him talk about giving money away.

But he is, and he’s quite serious about it."



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Friday, October 10, 2014

Big Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Big Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "ig Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects
By Zach Halper - October 7, 2014
Charitable giving by the wealthiest individuals in the world has increased to levels not seen since before the Great Recession, according financial research firms Wealth-X and Arton Capital.

The inaugural “Wealth-X and Arton Capital Philanthropy Report 2014” found that the average ultra high net worth individual (UHNW) donates about $25 million during the person’s lifetime. This put the Wealth-X and Arton Capital Major Giving Index at a level of 220 in 2013, just 12 points behind the all-time high level of 232 in 2006."



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How to Repurpose Blog Content for Social Media | Social Media Examiner

How to Repurpose Blog Content for Social Media | Social Media Examiner: "Why Repurpose Content?
Content repurposing can help you “be everywhere,” since it can be distributed in different forms on multiple social media sites. It also helps you reach people who would not consume the content in its original form."



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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Meet GoodWorld, the start-up that wants to make giving to charity as easy as using a hashtag - The Washington Post

Meet GoodWorld, the start-up that wants to make giving to charity as easy as using a hashtag - The Washington Post: "It’s easier than ever to spend money on a cab or music thanks to services such as Uber and iTunes. But how about giving to charity? The start-up GoodWorld wants to let Facebook and Twitter users make donations to their favorite charities by simply using a hashtag.

If a charity registers with GoodWorld, interested donors can use #donate in a tweet or Facebook post and announce their intent to give money to a favorite cause."



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