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Link Roundup 12/11

Daily roundup of links shared via @giipucsc on Twitter

WHS College Mentor App - Android Apps on Google Play

This app was created over 5 days by a group of 12 Watsonville High students. Use it to learn more about college. What is college? How do I pick the one that's righ...

White House to honor CA students who created app for college applications

WATSONVILLE, California -A weeklong hackathon at UC Santa Cruz over the summer produced a mobile app that helps students navigate through college applications. Six months and dozens of downloads later, a group of Watsonville High School students is being nationally recognized for its work.

Open thread: why do you buy from social enterprises?

Social enterprises are unique businesses as they put people and the planet before profit. The benefit of buying from social enterprises is two-fold: you grow the positive impact your organisation has on society, and receive a great social product! This Christmas, our Social Enterprise Calendar will showcase a selection of such enterprises.

9 Reasons No One Is Reading Your Blog

Look at you! You're blogging! Likely because you've heard us (or countless other sources) tell you how important and beneficial it is for an effective inbound marketing strategy. So ... where are all the readers? According to the movie Field of Dreams, "If you build it, they will come."

Year-end fundraising checklist for nonprofits

Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, fund-raising professionals, social enterprises, donors. Guest post by Nancy Schwartz GettingAttention.org December is the hands-down most powerful month to fund-raise and to strengthen relationships for the year to come.

Mission-Focused Results

John Davidoff - December 2, 2013When Paul Hamann was appointed president of the Night Ministry in July 2007, he didn't realize how much of a challenge he'd face in the new role. Hamann had already been a leader in the organization, a Chicago-based nonprofit serving the city's vulnerable youth and adults.

Nine simple words to boost your end-of-year appeals

Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs. In Content Marketing for Nonprofits, nonprofit strategist Kivi Leroux Miller mentions a study by Jen Shang. Shang researched philanthropic behavior and uncovered nine adjectives Americans use to define a good person: As you can imagine, the process of going from awareness about an issue to taking action - donating, volunteering, etc.

8 Fundraising Tips From Movember's Studliest Staches

Learn more about peer-to-peer fundraising techniques from Movember fundraisers (and their mustaches).

3 Fundraising Questions Bring Serious Answers

Herschell Gordon Lewis - December 10, 2013When skepticism seems to be a common element in a fundraising campaign to a list of purchased names, the top professional fundraisers are in their element. It's what they expect, and it's why proficient fundraisers know how to push the hot buttons ...

White House to honor CA students who created app for college applications

WATSONVILLE, California -A weeklong hackathon at UC Santa Cruz over the summer produced a mobile app that helps students navigate through college applications. Six months and dozens of downloads later, a group of Watsonville High School students is being nationally recognized for its work.

Two different worlds - how can social enterprise work with the private sector?

Our new series starts with the director of business at Social Enterprise UK sharing his thoughts on what social enterprises can learn from the private sector Guardian Professional, It is easy in hindsight to see that the social enterprise movement neglected relationships with the private sector in the earlier years of its development - advocacy and influencing was largely focused on government, as the perception was that social enterprises only did public service delivery.

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Proposed IRS "Dark Money" Regulations

How invested are America's nonprofits in the task of cleaning American politics of the pernicious effects of secret money and, alternatively, in the protection of the nonprofit sector's role in mobilizing the electorate to register and vote?

Why Haiti's Answer May Lie in Clinton, Collaboration and Social Entrepreneurship

Four years after the devastating earthquake hit the nation, killing 250,000 people, Haiti is still struggling to regain its footing. It is said that more than 300,000 Haitians remain in temporary shelter, criminal activity persists, cholera and other health issues are constant challenges, while the traditional red tape is an ongoing, pull-your-hair-out obstacle.

Building Bigger Bets with Philanthropy

Nancy Roob shares how the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation is aggregating funds to scale what works. SSIR x Bridgespan: Giving That Gets Results Giving That Gets Results is an eight-week series of voices from the vanguard of giving. Philanthropists and foundation executives share how they are adapting their strategies, aiming for results, and measuring their impact to learn and improve.