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GIIP Digital Stories - Women in Ethiopia

UCSC 4th year and GIIP Fellow, Jyesha Wren, and her experience during her GIIP internship in Ethiopia.

Twitter / giipucsc: How does your #nonprofit draw ...

How does your #nonprofit draw in and convert visitors? #nptech

Executive Essentials eBook: Storytelling - Ariel Group

Storytelling is an essential skill for any executive toolkit because it helps leaders convey information to an audience while also building a relationship with them. Once a leader learns the skill of storytelling, stories can be used to communicate values, help develop trust, inspire employees, and move an audience to take action.

5 Bits Of Advice For A Crowd-Funding Campaign

Crowd-funding websites allow individuals and organizations to create a page on their website and promote donations for a cause, product, or service. For nonprofits, these sites work off of a base of able and willing donors who. Here are a few tips from The Fundraising Authority to make the most out of this technology: Promote ...

4 Social Media Infographics for the SM Manager

It seems a universal truth that dry information is more easy to digest if it comes in an easy-on-the-eyes format. Infographics make otherwise dense facts about click through rates and post times fun to look at. Since we know you have precious little time to go searching around for them, we've rounded up 4 of the best for your learning pleasure.

The rise of the young social entrepreneur

Speaking exclusive to the Information Daily, Development Manager for Youth at Live Unltd, Adam Bradford, believes young people have a very strong social conscience and so their appetite to start up a social enterprise is "huge". Speaking on the availability of loans for start-up businesses, Bradford argues that some enterprises are simply "not quite ready" for what a bank needs to see.

AFP Blog: Nonprofit Technology

PRESS RELEASE New Crowdfunding Site 'Survive the Streets' Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal: New crowdfunding website Survive the Streets ( launches to help the nearly homeless in the U.S., where the need is immediate and the payoff results in moving people towards self-sufficiency.

SunFunder | Invest in Solar Empowerment!

SunFunder is a funding platform for high-impact solar projects in off-grid communities around the world. With as little as $10, anyone can invest in solar empowerment today.

10 Nonprofits That Are Totally Nailing Pinterest Marketing

There are many reasons why visual content is becoming more widely used in online marketing, including these 19 statistics. However, it's especially important for nonprofits because every person who supports, fundraises for, donates to, and is impacted by your organization is a story worth sharing to connect others to your mission.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What Makes a Social Entrepreneur?

July 19, 2012; Source: Harvard Business Review (HBR Blog Network) Echoing Green veep Lara Galinsky warns that "not everyone should be a social entrepreneur." That's Echoing Green's field: supporting and jump-starting budding social entrepreneurs on their roads toward bold ideas for social change, so Galinsky ought to know what she is talking about.

Why Your Nonprofit Should Inspire Youthful Philanthropy

We talk a lot about how your organization can engage Millennials (the 20-35 crowd), but we can't forget about the even younger generations that are more than willing to do their part as well.

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

Top 10 Twitter To Do's for Nonprofits

Despite having 600 million active Twitter users with over 135,000 more joining the party every day, nonprofits have been slow to get on the Twitter train. If they are using Twitter, it's often in fits and starts, with no clear strategy and very little consistency. Twitter can be overwhelming, especially for social media newbies.

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.

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."

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.

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 ...