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

December 19, 2013

DIY and locally made: Makers sparking economic change

by Guest

The Maker Movement, started in the past decade, encourages people to create, build, design, tinker, modify, hack, invent, or basically to make something. Combined with larger economic trends, this has resulted in new entrepreneurs, businesses, and products. Continue reading

April 30, 2013

Tools for e-advocacy: Resources for cause campaigns

by Guest

Advocacy organizations often encourage their grassroots supporters to influence politicians. Here we look at a number of ways eAdvocacy has taken over traditional routes to create the largest impact. Continue reading