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Apologies for the strange posts

For those of you who noticed some strange posts here lately, please accept my apologies.  My blog automatically scoops up anything I write on TechSoup’s blog.  TechSoup just launched a new blog and it messed up my automated scooper-upper.  I’ve been deleting the posts when they appear while trying to fix the problem.  In the […]

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CTK Foundation’s "Heart and Soul" Grants

The CTK Foundation just opened its 2011 Heart and Soul Grant Award Program. They’ll be awarding over $25,000 in grants to nonprofits, charities and voluntary organizations of all sizes in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. The only eligibility requirements are that the submitting nonprofit must be a registered 501(c)(3), […]

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Roundup of 2009 Online Giving Stats

It’s the season for a slew of reports analyzing last year’s online giving results. Convio released their 2010 Online Nonprofit Benchmark Study in March, based on results from nearly 500 clients. Its findings included: 14% growth in online giving overall.  69% of the organizations they looked at raised more online in 2009 than in 2008, […]

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The Nonprofit Guide to Going Green: Book Release Parties!

The website for the new book, The Nonprofit Guide to Going Green describes it as "a comprehensive learning tool to guide nonprofits and NGOs towards becoming greener. The definitive, practical, go-to resource guide on helping all charities become more green."  The authors are on a brief North American book tour, with stops in Toronto, Berkeley, […]

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Idealware’s Field Guide to Nonprofit Software: Fundraising, Communications and Outreach

Idealware recently released its  Fundraising, Communications and Outreach. Unlike their earlier guides (to inexpensive donor databases, content management systems, online donation tools, etc.) this one is an actual book (84 pages, paperback) and costs actual money ($19.95, plus, I assume, shipping and maybe tax). They describe it as follows: What types of software should your […]

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Texting for $$: The Definitive Guide

In the wake of the huge number of donations given to Haiti earthquake relief via text mesage, MobileActive has published Texting for Charitable Dollars: The Definitive Guide.  It describes the process of raising funds via SMS from the donors’ and the nonprofits’ perspectives, including costs and tips for getting started. The guide is available for […]

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C3 Announces 2010 In-Kind Donation and Grant Program for Nonprofits

Applications are being accepted for $2,500 in-kind donations of audio, video, and web conferencing services from C3 Conferencing. C3 will also provide complimentary training as needed. In addition to the in-kind donation, C3 will provide a $2,500 cash grant to be used for the purposes of enhancing communication. C3 is looking for examples of how […]

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Nominations Closing Soon for $10,000 Pizzigati Prize

The Tides Foundation is accepting nominations for the annual Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest. The prize will award $10,000 to an open-source software developer whose work is helping nonprofits succeed. Nominations will be accepted through February 1, 2010. The winner will be announced this April at NTEN’s 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference […]

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Social Media for Revenue or Volunteers? Maybe Not

The results of two new surveys paint a bleak picture of the effectiveness of social media for fundraising and volunteer recruitment. The first from Philanthropy Action, has the depressing title, “Social Networking and Mid-Size Nonprofits: What’s the Use?” The survey is based on responses from about 200 mid-sized nonprofits (defined as having revenues between $1 […]

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What’s in Your Data Ecosystem?

Our friends at NTEN have launched a survey to examine nonprofits’ data ecosystems. Your first question is probably "what is a data ecosystem?" NTEN describes it as follows: The nonprofit ecosystem is a way of thinking about how data is shared by and flows across the different departments and activities in your organization. Similar to […]

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