April 4, 2011

Move the Needle! Get your supporters to take action

by JD Lasica

Move the needle: Get your supporters to take action View more presentations from JD Lasica Socialbrite is in Miami this week to take part in two conferences that are part of Sustainatopia: Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise Conference and Media2Movements. To mark the occasion, colleague Sloane Berrent and I are giving a social media for social good bootcamp this morning called … Continue reading

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March 23, 2011

New report: Nonprofit numbers for social media, advocacy, fundraising

by JD Lasica

Email outreach still dwarfs social media and mobile. Benchmarks study: How does your nonprofit stack up? At the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington D.C. the other day, I was one of 50 attendees who got a sneak preview of the fascinating 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study, the big annual study that shows how nonprofits are using social media, email and much … Continue reading

March 22, 2011

Using location-based services for your nonprofit

by John Haydon

The Feeding America campaign using geolocal. On Saturday I was on a panel at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., discussing the use of location-based services to create awareness and raise money for your organization. The panel included Estrella Rosenberg of Big Love Little Hearts, Joe Waters from Boston Medical Center, and Dan Michel from Feeding America. Here are … Continue reading

March 17, 2011

A story-driven Web platform for communities

by JD Lasica

Shelbyville project kicks off with a series of ‘Welcoming’ videos Chances are you haven’t yet heard of Shelbyville, a small rural community in Tennessee, much less than the upcoming “Welcome to Shelbyville” documentary or the online project that is forging a pilot, or prototype, for communities to tell and share their own stories. So let me share my initial impressions … Continue reading

March 15, 2011

Public broadcasting needs your support


  New campaign seeks to organize public’s backing Guest post by Vincent Stehle Remember the email chain letter that used to circulate warning of impending plans to eliminate funding for NPR and PBS? For years it was regarded as a Snopes-worthy urban legend. At the time, there was no continuing threat to cut funds for public broadcasting. Well, it’s different … Continue reading

March 14, 2011

How to help Japan’s quake survivors

by Guest

  And tips on donating to disaster relief causes Editor’s note: Here are a few ways to help survivors of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. For donations • Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 • Text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10 (Global Giving) • Text MED to 80888 to give $10 (International Medical Corps) • American Red Cross: … Continue reading