This spring, CARD is working hard to get 15 iPads donated for use in their training and response efforts. iPads can be used for small and large presentations, brainstorming sessions, workshops, and other valuable work. There are also hundreds of useful apps that CARD staff can use as first responders in emergencies. iPads will also help CARD be a more efficient and connected non-profit. CARD is a nonprofit agency, based in Oakland California. The agency was created by local nonprofit agencies … [Read more...] about iPads for Emergencies
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A colleague recently shared this video that pokes fun of the "always on, gotta share everything on social networks" lifestyle for many people here in America. It is a serious issue for professionals here in the US, especially if they work in education or youth service nonprofits. In many places in the world, sharing everything online can be a life and death matter particularly for activists working in certain countries. For the curriculum we're developing for the E-Mediat project, a … [Read more...] about Privacy and Security on Social Networks
DISRUPTION: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support View more documents from Working Wikily My colleagues at The Monitor Institute just published a study called "Disruption: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support," a national study of member-based advocacy organizations. The study was funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As they mention on the Working Wikily Blog, they are releasing … [Read more...] about Nonprofit Disruption: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support
Yesterday, Holly Ross at NTEN, mentioned that a common question she gets after talking about Social Media with nonprofits is from organizations that work with students or young people and are concerned about liability issues surrounding what students who "like" their page may post on their page, or on their own walls. I've also gotten similar questions, particularly about whether or not it is "safe" for the organization (and the young people) to post photos on Facebook. Earlier this week, I … [Read more...] about Facebook, Nonprofits, and Youth Programs: Safety and Privacy Issues
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar USA and Independent Sector launched “Charting Impact,” a standard framework to easily and clearly understand the objectives, benchmarks for progress, and impact of nonprofits and foundations. Charting Impact uses five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and discussion about what really matters – results. What is your organization aiming to accomplish? What are your strategies for making this happen? What are your organization’s … [Read more...] about Are You Charting Impact of Your Social Media?