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Trailblazer Dorothy Everett makes history once again

Dorothy Everett, the longtime UC administrator who blazed a trail at the university with her career at the Office of the President, is about to make history again. Everett, whose rise to assistant president in 1975 made her one of UC's highest-ranking women administrators, recently was honored by the creation of an endowed chair in her name.

Supporting Nonprofit Capacity: Three Principles for Grantmakers

As the demand for services from nonprofits continues to rise in communities everywhere, more funders are recognizing capacity building as a critical way to support strong organizations that are equipped to rise to the challenge.

STEM Mentors Being Sought

The NonProfit Times - January 16, 2014YWCA USA is partnering with the "Million Women Mentors" (MWM) initiative, which launched last month during National Mentoring Month, in Washington, D.C. The initiative will support the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentors - male and female - to increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The next time you set your digital device of choice to record your favorite show so you can watch it whenever you want, take a moment to be thankful that you're protected from lawsuits from the entertainment industry.

How to Choose the Best Crowdfunding Platform for Nonprofit Fundraising

Crowdfunding isn't new. In fact, one of the earliest crowdfunding campaigns took place in 1884, when Joseph Pulitzer asked New Yorkers to donate funds to complete construction of the Statue of Liberty's pedestal. In six months, 160,000 donors contributed over $100,000.

26 Green Entrepreneurs Who Are Helping Our Environment

From at-home mushroom farms to reusable diapers to bamboo bikes, the ideas of the following green entrepreneurs we interviewed are unexpected, effective and earth-friendly. We'd like to take a minute to celebrate the super green Mensches who realize that they can, in fact, make a living while helping to preserve and protect our world.

Facebook Ads Grant Petition for Nonprofits | Social Media Today

Steven Shattuck Following the release of Facebook's new "donate now" feature for nonprofit brand pages, a few intrepid and well-meaning fundraising and marketing experts rejuvenated an existing petition imploring Facebook to issue grants to nonprofits in order to create ads gratis.

7 ways nonprofits can use Jelly

Last week, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone announced Jelly, a new social network that's basically the lovechild of Quora and Instagram. People take pictures and ask questions about the pictures, and then the answers are provided by other users. But how can nonprofits use this new service?

Best of 2013: Key Lessons and Resources for the Fight Against Poverty

December 23, 2013 At Grameen Foundation, we're committed to sharing our experiences and insights with others. Only together can we leverage the resources and know-how to connect the world's poor to their potential. In this spirit, we offer up four lessons learned or affirmed through our work, along with relevant resources we or others have published over the course of 2013.

2013 overview: 50 best fundraising posts!

Happy new year! We wish you all the best. We wish you health and happiness. We wish you a terrific 2014 with the best fundraising results you can imagine! "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called ...

The Cigarette Equivalent of A Kerosene Lamp's Health Effects

By Cindy Nawilis, community & operations lead There are many comparisons between inhaling the toxic fumes from kerosene lamps and smoking cigarettes. The most common one we've heard is that breathing in kerosene fumes is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. However, I find that statement problematic.

Global development tweeters to watch in 2014

Are you bored with your Twitter timeline? Fed up with reading tweets about selfies? If you're looking for something different, check out our tips on the development tweeters to watch in 2014. Tom Murphy runs the View From the Cave blog and reports for humanosphere.

10 Ways to Immediately Invest in Your Nonprofit Organization

If we ran our lives like we run our NPOs, many of us would be in huge trouble. Don't believe me? Let's apply nonprofit-logic to some day-to-day life choices: 1. Don't go to college if it's not 100% covered by scholarships! That's costly overhead! Where are the short term rewards?

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.

5 Tips for Raising More Money Online for Your Non-Profit

Many non-profit organizations feel like they are spending far too much time online trying to raise money, with far too little return on that investment. Everyone is telling them what a great tool the Internet is for fundraising, but they are frustrated and ready to throw their hands up.

Trailblazer Dorothy Everett makes history once again

Dorothy Everett, the longtime UC administrator who blazed a trail at the university with her career at the Office of the President, is about to make history again. Everett, whose rise to assistant president in 1975 made her one of UC's highest-ranking women administrators, recently was honored by the creation of an endowed chair in her name.

GIIP Digital Stories - Sisters In Islam

Maira Sutton, a 4th year student at UCSC and GIIP fellow who worked with women's rights organization Sisters In Islam while in Malaysia. This is her story.

9 Underutilized Emails that Improve Donor Retention

The 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report was released last week and one of the more interesting findings was that donor retention remainsa lower priority. As my colleague Frank Barry mentioned, most nonprofits stink at donor retention . Nearly 3 out of 4 new donors never make a second gift.

The Non-Profit Marketing Blog

Fri, December 20 2013 Director of Content Strategy, Network for Good Filed under: How to improve emails and newsletters * Marketing essentials * As you send your final emails of the year, your subject lines will be even more crucial to your campaign's success.