Note from Beth: Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. As I'm sprinting to towards the deadline of my next book on Measurement and Networked Nonprofits, co-authoring with the goddess of measurement, KD Paine, I'm grateful to have some terrific guest posts like this one. The Networked Nonprofit Response to the Concerted Attack on Voting Rights, Guest Post by Vince Stehle The election of 2012 will prove to be a momentous event in our nation’s history. Among other things, next year marks the … [Read more...] about The Networked Nonprofit Response to the Concerted Attack on Voting Rights
Archives for November 2011
Happy Thanksgiving! It's that time of year when we are ready to open our hearts in gratitude and do good things for others. I'd like to highlight two wonderful campaigns that could be wonderful ways to show your gratitude. While some folks may be out shopping the day after Thanksgiving, the Case Foundation would like to invite you to go#GoodSpotting. To celebrate all of the good going on around us, they've created a huge, global image gallery of people, organizations and businesses doing … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving: Check out #Goodspotting and EpicThanks
Note from Beth: I had pleasure of facilitating a panel discussion in October at the recent Grantmakers in the Arts pre-conference on technology and media with Rory MacPherson and Jai Sen from Sen Associates where I learned about some of the preliminary findings from the study below they undertook. The full report was published this week and Rory and Mary Trudel agreed to do a guest post summarizing what they learned. I thought the points about measurement were right on and applies to other … [Read more...] about National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations
Note from Beth: Within a year new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) will be launched worldwide, joining the likes of .ORG, .COM, and .NET. Among the proposed new gTLDs is .NGO. .NGO will be the exclusive domain for local and global non-governmental organizations looking to advance their missions or to inspire their communities. PIR is the non-profit organization managing .ORG – the domain that has served the non-profit community for more than 25 years – making it the natural choice for managing … [Read more...] about The Internet Domain .NGO Should Serve Best Interests of Nonprofits Worldwide: Sign An Online Letter of Support
Network for Good turns 10 this Saturday! It sent me back to my archives because I remember writing an online article called "Cyberfundraising" that discussed the options for this promising new form of fundraising. They included: charity malls (a primitive form of embedded philanthropy as Lucy Bernholz might say), charity portals (what Network for Good was called); and roll your own e-commerce site. As the infographic shows, online fundraising has come a long way - both donors, tools, and … [Read more...] about Happy 10th Birthday Network for Good!