August 21, 2014

My take on the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

by Caroline Avakian

Video still of Bill Gates taking the ALS #IceBucketChallenge (via YouTube) 3 reasons I’ve decided to embrace this campaign — and why you should, too Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, journalists, general public. As you all likely know by now, the ALS #IceBucketChallenge is taking your Facebook news feed by storm. Your friends, colleagues, … Continue reading

July 1, 2014

7 Facebook hacks to make your website more shareable

by John Haydon

Tips to make Facebook work harder for your website Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, journalists, general public. How you reach people is not limited to your Facebook Page. You reach people with your e-mails, your YouTube videos, mentions in the local newspaper. And you reach people with your website content. In the same way that … Continue reading

June 16, 2014

3 ways Milaap is changing the face of giving

by Shonali Burke

Milaap creates sustainability by blending crowdfunding and micro lending Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, educators, journalists, general public. Icould begin this post by regurgitating any number of statistics on the sensory and information overload we all experience these days, but I won’t. We all know that that’s the world we live in. Technology has really broken down … Continue reading

March 19, 2014

Disrupting the nonprofit sector

by Caroline Avakian

A scene from last year’s NTC (Photo by JD Lasica). Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, journalists, general public. The 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference, which took place last week in DC, is a conference that so many nonprofit tech and communications staffers look forward to every year because of the great sessions, useful tips and … Continue reading

March 10, 2014

SourceRise: Connecting nonprofits/NGOs to journalists

by JD Lasica

SourceRise connects journalists and bloggers to sources at international NGOs and nonprofits in an effort to diversify the voices represented in the news and to increase the number of well researched, compelling development and foreign news stories in traditional media. Continue reading

January 16, 2014

5 mobile apps for humanitarian aid workers

by Caroline Avakian

The Global Emergency Overview app. Target audience: NGOs, nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, social enterprises, aid workers, journalists. Last week, I wrote a post on 10 Nonprofit Productivity Apps to Try in 2014, and it prompted a great discussion with a colleague regarding which apps could actually help humanitarians working in the field. In recent years, we’ve seen many exciting and innovative … Continue reading