Robbin’ the Rich: Strategies and Ideas for Advancing the Common Good

Is Your Nonprofit A Hummer?
18 July, 2008, 7:58 am
Filed under: Green Issues, IT | Tags: , , , , ,

Another article on nonprofit greening with the best title in the world: “Is Your Nonprofit A Hummer?”


It’s (Not) Easy Being Green
17 July, 2008, 6:39 pm
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Jolera is an interesting organization that was created to help nonprofits be more green. They also have created a program whereby nonprofits can earn “green certification.” Check it out here! And here is some information about green printing for your nonprofit! Last, advancing your mission with a green message from The Foundation Center (here).

sweet suite from google for nonprofits
12 April, 2008, 11:41 pm
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Google has created a number of applications available for free to nonprofit organizations that are designed to enhance the capacity of those organizations. Check them out here.

Connect to Others with a Social Mission Online
29 January, 2008, 6:16 pm
Filed under: Alliances/Collaborations, IT

There are a number of websites that exist to connect nonprofiteers, NGO-workers, and others with a social mission. To name a few:

Social Actions: “Social Actions helps individuals and organizations use social media to plan, implement, and support peer-to-peer social change campaigns.”

Web of Change: “Web of Change is an annual gathering connecting senior leaders working at the convergence of online strategy, technology, and social change.”

Social Edge: “Social Edge is the global online community where social entrepreneurs and other practitioners of the social benefit sector connect to network, learn, inspire and share resources.”

Building Movement Project: “[…] the Building Movement project, […] is designed to explore and challenge (1) the current assumptions and expectations of how US-based social change nonprofit organizations should operate and (2) their impact on building larger movements for change.”

WiserEarth: “WiserEarth serves the people who are transforming the world. It is a community directory and networking forum that maps and connects non-governmental organizations and individuals addressing the central issues of our day: climate change, poverty, the environment, peace, water, hunger, social justice, conservation, human rights and more.”

NetSquared: “Our mission is to spur responsible adoption of social web tools by social benefit organizations.”

To Podcast or Not To Podcast?
27 January, 2008, 9:07 pm
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This is indeed the question facing many nonprofits today. Podcasts can be an effective way to reach diverse audiences in a cost-sensitive and appealing way. However, many nonprofit workers do not understand how to create a podcast. For a helpful guide about creating a podcast, visit this page.

 For examples of how podcasts can be used effectively to convery information about the nonprofit sector, visit 501c3cast, Nonprofit Law Podcast, About Online Volunteering: Resources Nonprofits Can Use from Macdonald Youth Services, Tactical Philanthropy Podcast, Innovatorz: the Voices of Leading Social Entrepreneurs, and Third Sector New England.

TechSoup – The Technology Place for Nonprofits
19 January, 2008, 3:37 am
Filed under: IT | Tags: , , , , is a website that sells all sorts of software, as well as hardware, at deeply discounted rates for nonprofits. Some of the software is even available for free! The site also features helpful tips and FAQ’s on IT-related issues for nonprofits. Visit TechSoup.

YouTube It – Reach A Wider Audience Online
18 January, 2008, 8:39 pm
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YouTube has an excellent and informative video explaining how nonprofits can utilize YouTube effectively. Online videos are a visually-appealing, compelling way to communicate a message to a desired audience. For more information.