Monthly Archives: February 2011

HOW TO: Run a Global Charity Event From Your Laptop

Mashable has posted how Amanda Rose organizes Twestival Local, an international “Twitter Festival” that uses social media for social good by connecting communities on a single day to support local causes. Check it out if you’re looking for tips on … Continue reading

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Tax Cut Deal Could Benefit Charities

According to an article on the New York Times the new tax law “was unexpectedly generous in the area of gift and estate taxes, exempting $5 million a person from taxation. That means that a couple can give or bequeath … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Video Contest

According to the Foundation Center the 5th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest is open and taking submissions from now until March 2. NPO’s will have the chance to win one of four $2,500 grants generously provided by the Case Foundation, … Continue reading

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Lipman Family Prize

The Wharton School has received a $6.5M grant to establish the Lipman Family Prize. “To be awarded annually, the prize will recognize a nonprofit organization working to create sustainable solutions to global challenges. The winning organization will receive $100,000, and … Continue reading

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America’s top donors

The 2010 Philanthropy 50 is out. Looks like the economy affected these folks, too. “The 50 top philanthropists donated a total of $3.3-billion, the smallest total in the history of the rankings.”

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Groupon gives back

Group buying websites like Groupon and Living Social support non-profits. Check out Frank Barry’s (Professional Services Manager @ Blackbaud) post. One website Frank left out is Yolo Deals which is supporting Denver based Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute this month.

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WealthEngine Webinar Alert

Don’t forget to register for: Thursday, February 9, 2011 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST (10:00 – 11:00 am PST) Fundraising Intelligence:  The Information That You Gather:  Application of Ethics & Privacy in Fundraising

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Easy secure passwords

The best passwords are random strings of lower case letters, upper case letters, numbers and symbols, right? Not! Who can remember such a password?  It has to be written down. Then it gets taped to the bottom of your keyboard. … Continue reading

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RSS in plain English

At last Fall’s CPRA Symposium some folks asked for info about RSS. I think the best tutorial out there is the video created by Common Craft titled RSS in Plain English. Google Reader (mentioned in the video) is probably the … Continue reading

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Was your favorite search engine voted off the island?

Recently I added a post about busting out of the Google rut. I discovered today that some of the big sites are rather picky about who they let index their content. Facebook refuses to add DuckDuckGo to its list of … Continue reading

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