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Boom Social with Kim Garst

Boom Social with Kim Garst, Tampa, FL. 54,308 likes ยท 23,350 talking about this. Boom! Social with Kim Garst is a resource filled fan page that contains a ton of info, resources and motivation.

Pinterest Pins Drive 25% More Sales Than a Year Ago [New Data]

Do you know how much one pin on Pinterest -- yep, one measly pin -- is worth to your company's bottom line? I'd place a bet that most marketers don't. Most marketers (especially those in the B2B sector) are worried more about the overall growth and success of their Pinterest strategy -- not the unit economics of each pin.

Chetna Vijay Sinha named 2013 India Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Chetna Vijay Sinha, founder of the Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank for rural women in India, has been named the winner of the 2013 India Social Entrepreneur of the Year awards presented by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship (a sister organization of the World Economic Forum) in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation.

One Year Insights: Improving Early Childhood Development in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia

by Mia Schmid on in Features, Firelight News, Grantee Stories It's almost the end of our first year of an initiative to improve the quality of early childhood development programming for children under eight in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. The Hilton Foundation funds this initiative.

Social enterprise today: Friday 15 November

Hello and a big welcome to the Guardian Social Enterprise Network's daily digest. Our space to tell you the latest news, advice and analysis from the sector. * To start off this morning, the network has published a touching story of a Big Issue vendor who describes how social enterprise changed his life and sparked his entrepreneurial spirit.

Echoing Green asks: What's Your Problem?

Echoing Green wants to know-What's Your Problem? Echoing Green Fellows don't just identify social problems-they are driven to do whatever it takes to solve them. That's owning a problem. Echoing Green imagines a world where we all look into what really matters to us, identifying our purpose in work that shakes us to the core.

19 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

As follow-up to 29 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits, below are 19 nonprofits that are offering symbolic gifts and adoptions this holiday season. These gift programs are ideal for socially...

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Mastering Social media at your #nonprofit. #nptech

Nonprofit Helps Close Technology Gap in San Diego Area

May 22, 2013; San Diego Union-Tribune Computers 2 SD Kids (C2SDK), a San Diego nonprofit, is bridging the technology gap in local communities by reaching out to low-income families and selling inexpensive, refurbished computers. The organization's refurbished computers sell for $65, which includes support and a lifetime guarantee of replacement.

Infographic: The Future Of Online Fundraising

Online fundraising is here to stay, if you haven't noticed. Check out these cool stats in an infographic from Nonprofit Hub with stats from 2013 Nonprofit eBenchmarks Study. A monthly donor giving $19 per month with donate more in a year than a donor who gives one $60 donation.

6 Tricks to Make Your Content Skimmable

We've talked before about how people don't really read all of your content. Laurel Dykema is back with some tips on how to get your point across even to busy readers. ~Kivi Guest Post by Laurel Dykema of Mission India "AVALANCHE!" Twitter-ers are tweeting. Facebook-ers are posting. Pinterest-ers are pinning.

Wheelchair (in)accessible: App maps obstacles for disabled

( -- A filmmaker with multiple sclerosis hopes an app he developed will help fellow wheelchair users make cities like New York more accessible. For most people, meeting friends for dinner at a new restaurant, jumping into a taxi or going out for a shopping trip shouldn't require too much advanced planning.

Tips on Making Your Social Media Pages Unique

Adding together the number of people who have pages on social media sites is nearly impossible; the number is certainly in the billions. Facebook alone has over a billion members. So how do you make yourself stand out above the crowd in your chosen network(s)?

Want Your Social Enterprise to Succeed? Manage Your Friends and Foes | Dowser

Bureaucratic headaches happen in every country. Social enterprises are particularly vulnerable to such obstacles, especially if the start-up disrupts the status quo and must then defend itself against resistance by entrenched interests. Every one of our projects has been hampered by one or more instances of official inertia, lack of support, bureaucratic foot-dragging, or even outright corruption.

Six Problems: Third in a Series on the WaPo Nonprofit "Asset Diversion" Database

The Washington Post's "Asset Diversions" database needs to be understood for what it is, a grouping of problems that resulted in loss. The causes of those problems are varied, and the responses should be as well. In this last installment in his series, Rick Cohen sorts the problems and potential responses into six areas.

A loan in Zambia

Petronella was born in Chingola, a town known for being the cleanest in all of Zambia. She is 22 years old and the second born into a family of seven. She describes herself as friendly and hardworking. Petronella provides the service of mobile money transfers in her hometown of Chingola.

A loan in Zambia

Petronella was born in Chingola, a town known for being the cleanest in all of Zambia. She is 22 years old and the second born into a family of seven. She describes herself as friendly and hardworking. Petronella provides the service of mobile money transfers in her hometown of Chingola.

Social Entrepreneurship as Fetish

How to thrive in turbulent times, improve organizational sustainability, and generate significant social impact are crucial questions currently confronting many nonprofit leaders and boards. There appears to be an answer within reach, and its formula is as simple as it is powerful: You and your agency need to become more entrepreneurial.

Newsroom - Social Enterprise Canada

Garth Johnson hopes his new Calgary business will help create a new kind of society where it's just common for people like his son, who have varying forms of disability, to find meaningful employment that allows them to use and hone their talents while earning a living wage.

9 Quick SEO Wins Every Marketer Should Pursue

This post originally appeared on Insiders, a new section on Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to Insiders. Search engine optimization isn't about ranking for that one perfect keyword phrase anymore. It's about making sure your website is performing like a well-oiled machine. Are the right technical pieces in place?