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Link Roundup 11/27

Daily roundup of links shared via @giipucsc on Twitter

'Jagriti Yatra' turns five

For the past five years, over 400 youth welcomed the New Year on a train circling around India. While hot daily showers are a rarity, these motivated youth have nonetheless signed themselves up to earn a spot on the two-week train ride out of 17,000 applicants.

Year-End Fundraising Checklist for Nonprofits

Following is a guest post by my good friend Nancy Schwartz, Strategist at Follow Nancy on Twitter and Facebook. ---------------------- December is the hands-down most powerful month to fundraise and to strengthen relationships for the year to come. So stop cranking it out right now-for one to two hours-and start your last-chance marketing audit to...

Five characteristics of the top 30 charity CEOs on social media

Being approachable and talking to stakeholders are among the things that help charity chief executives engage when using social media Guardian Professional, When Matt Collins and I launched the search to find the top charity chief executives on social media, we were thrilled by the response.

Pencils of Promise Is Giving Nonprofits a Hard-Nosed Entrepreneurial Facelift

Image Credit: Nick Onken/Pencils of Promise Adam Braun remembers a night a few years back when he was at a fancy, New York City rooftop soiree having an extended chat with a venture capitalist. About 20 minutes into the conversation, the investor asked Braun about his profession.

NOW PLAYING ON INDEPENDENT LENS - PBS! | The Revolutionary Optimists

NATIONAL PBS BROADCAST ON INDEPENDENT LENS - MONDAY JUNE 17! PREVIEW OF MAP YOUR WORLD - LAUNCHING FALL 2013! "Blazes with a will to change India's slums" -The Village Voice "...Refreshing...Thoughtful..." -Indiewire "Inspiring" -The Hollywood Reporter "Tastefully observational...high drama" -Slant Magazine "Compelling" -Yahoo!

Social enterprise today: Wednesday 27 November

Hello and welcome to the Guardian Social Enterprise Network's daily digest. Our space to tell you the latest news, advice and analysis from the sector. * Today on the network, Claudia Cahalane asks whether fan ownership is the answer to struggling football clubs.

Designing a Learning Organization

How organizations can use design to better implement, share, and expand on knowledge. Anyone who regularly attends professional conferences or tries to keep up with the overwhelming volume of relevant published work available in the digital age has experienced the challenges of retention and application.

Secret Social Entrepreneur | Why isn't social enterprise more social?

Social enterprises do not collaborate well. This frustrates me because teams are often the only way to assemble the knowledge and capacity required to complete complex tasks. Collaboration is more effective than "capacity building" and "better infrastructure support", we've spent hundreds of millions of pounds on that but not changed behaviours and the big breakthroughs remain to be found.

The Chicken and Egg Problem of Nonprofit Social Media Measurement

My new job is forcing me to confront my arithmophobia/dyscalculia (I'm not sure which it actually is-basically any kind of numbers or math freaks me out) as well as my loathing of Excel and I admit it's almost pleasurable. Maybe I've been too hasty totally dismissing numbers from my life for so long.

Bringing Social Impact Bonds to the Environment

Is the social impact bond model better suited to environmental issues? Social impact bonds (SIBs), or pay-for-success contracts, are designed to help governments finance social outcomes by way of outside investment and have gained significant attention over the past few years.

Charities latch onto 'crowdsourcing'

With charitable donations growing slowly, philanthropic groups are using the power of the Internet to expand their fundraising to a mass audience at a much lower cost than traditional methods. By Jeremiah Hall, Correspondent / November 25, 2013 With donations growing slowly, if at all, US charities are pulling out a new tool to help fill their coffers: a mass appeal that might ask you for only $5.