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Daily roundup of links shared via @giipucsc on Twitter

Social entrepreneurs: new year resolutions for 2014

To welcome in 2014, we asked a variety of social entrepreneurs their social resolutions for the year ahead.

Five Outstanding Low-Budget Websites

The NonProfit Times - December 31, 2013 Your website is your most visible and visited marketing piece. It says a lot about an organization. Websites are supposed to level the playing field - small versus big - when it comes to generating support and pushing advocacy.

$13 Million In Social Investment Bonds Might Pay 12.5%

Mark Hrywna - December 30, 2013 More than $13 million raised by private and institutional investors will be used to fund a 5½-year program focused on comprehensive re-entry employment services in the world's largest Social Investment Bond (SIB) to date.

Best Times to Post on Social Media - Free Tips in New Infographic

Let's not lie. Timing is huge. Some people have wondered if it really matters at what time social media posts are made. Just think about it - If you post an incredible piece of content, but no one's there to read it, how much has it accomplished?

The Tyranny of Success: Nonprofits and Metrics

NPQ could not have a better way to mark the transition from 2013 to 2014 than with this beautifully told and powerful essay from Bill Schambra of the Bradley Center of Philanthropy at the Hudson Institute.

FlipOver.org Mobilizes Social Entrepreneurship - Cause Artist

3011000FlipOver.org is a multiplatform crowdfunding and crowdsourcing solution that empowers social entrepreneurs to catalyze change within connected communities. The company has signed a strategic agreement with Karang Taruna, Indonesia's largest volunteer neighborhood youth organization and recently launched the world's first social GPS network, to help identify social welfare issues around the globe.

Practical Visionary: Dorothy Everett video

The woman behind the newly endowed Dorothy E. Everett Chair for Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship and manger of the Everett Program, previously GIIP, at University of California at Santa Cruz. Directed, Produced, Edited by Sienna Thorgusen and Katie Roper

Breaking the Binary: Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation 2013

Breaking the Binary: Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation is intended to add a perspective to the global conversation already under way about how we move beyond binary choices in crafting responses to social, economic, and environmental challenges. Fundamentally, it is about leveraging private enterprise and capital for public benefit.

5 Women Using Tech To Change The World

A 2011 study by the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management shows that women thrive in the nonprofit sector. So it's no surprise that many tech-saavy women gravitate toward charitable work -- whether it's giving digital work to people living in poverty, sending robots to the moon or matching tech experts with governments.

10 Tips for Nonprofits on Twitter in 140 Characters or Less

The 140 character limit for tweets is one of the most intimidating aspects of using Twitter to promote your nonprofit and engage with supporters. It's possible to go through three to four drafts of tweets before reaching the perfect balance of character count, information (including link or photo), and what I like to call "retweetability."

The Global Information Internship Program

The Global Information Internship Program (GIIP, pronounced "jeep") is a fabulous program at UCSC, which allows undergraduates to fund and work on projects they are passionate about in the areas of global social justice and sustainability. This video helps to explain more about GIIP, so students can find out how to get more involved.

Creating an Automated Custom Tweet Archive with IFTTT

If you follow @giipucsc on Twitter (and you should!) you know that we link to about a dozen fascinating articles each day relating to subjects like Social Enterprise, Nonprofits, Nonprofit Tech, and Social Media. The smart social media manager will know how to repurpose data.

My name is Nadia and I'm 4th year Environmental

My name is Nadia and I'm 4th year Environmental Studies major with a Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies minor. My main focus is on Environmental Justice and the use of social media and video to encourage sustainability on the UCSC campus.

What Nonprofits Should Start Doing in 2014

This article is part of our Outlook 2014 package. See more advice and ideas for the year ahead in our special section.

Top Green Entrepreneurs in 2013

What a year full of Great Green Entrepreneurship! With a start in August 2013, we are 50 posts old and we will continue bringing you the latest content about disruptive sustainable products and services, innovative green business ideas and emerging green technologies.

6 Tips For How Businesses Can Make Themselves More Generous

This is the latest entry in Catchafire's Generosity Series, a multi-month celebration and investigation of bold generosity with the goal of understanding its causes, its benefits, and how to inspire more giving. We'll be interviewing a long list of impressive change makers who have demonstrated their generosity through acts of service, rather than exclusively through deep-pocketed philanthropy.

Top Social Media Stats of 2013 | Social Media Today

As 2013 comes to a close we are all reflecting on the past year. Its ups, downs, memorable events and so on and so forth. So just like anything else, the world of social media also had its share of news and changes that none of us could, even if we wanted to, ignore.

Nonprofit Law Blog

Here is a list of our top 10 events of 2013 affecting the American nonprofit sector: IRS Exempt Organizations Division controversy IRS Issues Initial Report And Action Plan Following Tax Exempt Organization Scandal, Forbes; IRS Controversy: scrutiny of tax exempt...

Instead App

A micro-donation app for non-profits that encourages people to live within or below their means in order to give. It

Do's and Don'ts of Live-Tweeting for Nonprofits

We're attending the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference and Bootcamp in San Francisco, which kicks off today. I've attended the conference four times in the past few years, and I've always walked away with great ideas about digital marketing for nonprofits and made a lot of wonderful connections.

10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofits | Social Media for Nonprofits

Twitter is the fourth largest social network in the world, with more than 200 million active users. It is a unique platform because you have the option of either A) broadcasting a mass message to the entire Twitter world or B) having a one-on-one discussion with just about any individual.

Center for Social Innovation

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 09:35 - Kriss At a recent World Economic Forum event in San Francisco Klaus Schwab was asked by an audience member what it takes to be a successful leader in today's complex and fast paced world.