September 28, 2011

How social media is advancing social change

by Guest

Still frame shot of Social Good Summit video by Epipheo Studios   Outtakes from Mashable’s Social Good Summit Target audience: Nonprofits, NGOs, cause organizations, social enterprises, businesses, brands, foundations, educators, social media managers Guest post by Jereme Bivins Social Media Manager, The Foundation Center There was no shortage of optimism, technology, and inspiring panelists and speakers at the Social Good … Continue reading

September 27, 2011

Techniques to add dazzle to your advocacy video

by Lauren Major

Matanya’s Hope tells stories of Kenyan schoolchildren through photos & video Multimedia storytelling can be an incredibly powerful tool for your organization to attract funders, motivate volunteers and demonstrate the power of your message. Our friends at Matanya’s Hope asked us to create a visual story for their nonprofit by seamlessly blending photos and video footage that they have captured … Continue reading

September 9, 2011

Helping nonprofits master the art of grant writing

by JD Lasica

Foundation Center offers a deep resource for philanthropy It seems that many of the 1.5 million nonprofits in the land still have not heard of the Foundation Center. And that’s too bad, because the venerable nonprofit organization, which has been around for more than 50 years, offers a wealth of information about U.S. philanthropy and helps people learn how to apply … Continue reading

August 30, 2011

Top 10 productivity apps for college students

by Guest

Photo by Ed Yourdon on Flickr Make classwork go smoother with tools like Share Your Board, Pulse, Exam Support & Diigo Target audience: Students, educators, nonprofits, social change organizations, mobile enthusiasts, education organizations. Guest post by Angela Santiago Digital Marketing Coordinator, McGraw-Hill Education With the fall semester about to get underway, here at McGraw-Hill Education we’ve been researching some of … Continue reading

July 12, 2011

How to use your social networks to create impact

by JD Lasica

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area next Wednesday, I hope you’ll stop by this free presentation I’m giving on July 20 at the Foundation Center, one of the world’s top sources of information on philanthropy, fundraising and grant programs. Here are the details: Topic: 12 Steps to Mobilize Your Social Network When: Wednesday, July 20, 3 – 4:30 … Continue reading

July 7, 2011

How to wade into the social media stream

by Guest

One solution: a one-minute video about the BroadCause platform for nonprofits. Make your social voice heard by simplifying the process Guest post by Dupe O. Ajayi Taproot Foundation Last month I attended the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans and noticed a major trend. Workshop after workshop focused on social media for this, that and the other. … Continue reading