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Green Business Ideas: Permaculture and Urban Farming

Green business opportunities abound in permaculture design, urban farming, and local food production, whether it's producing veggies and fruit in your backyard (or leasing the yards of others) or turning local produce into value-added products or helping others convert their yards into food forests.

The five big "A" of the off-grid solar electrification

Original post by Harald Sch├╝tzeichel on Awareness Many people misconceive the possibilities and limits of a sustainable energy supply with solar energy. Customers in off-grid regions can be most easily convinced by a good example: A solar home system, installed in an off-grid household, persuades users usually within a short time - and also arouses the demand for other devices, of which the TV is usually the first.

A Network Way of Working: A Compilation of Considerations about Effectiveness in Networks

"Wrap" by Kevin Dwyer/ "In groups we can do together what we cannot achieve alone. With networks and new computer-based tools now ordinary people can become a group even without the benefit of a corporation or organization. They can make decisions, own and sell assets, accomplish tasks by exploiting the technology available.

9 Ways to Counteract Facebook's Big Algorithm Change

Facebook's ranking algorithm decides which posts get shown to each user in their News Feed. The algorithm has gone through some major changes in the past, but the most recent one has thrown a lot of social media marketers for a loop. An Adage article based on a sales deck sent to Facebook partners pointed [...]

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.

29 essential tools for social media marketers

Infographic on how to make your marketing more productive Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, journalists, general public. Ian Cleary of RazorSocial recently published an infographic highlighting the daily tasks of a social media marketer. But what's really useful about this infographic isn't a rundown of daily tasks.

4 New Must-Reads for Nonprofits

From the practical to the profound, we've reviewed some of the latest and greatest books to edify and inspire you in 2014. Executive Directors and Development staff - if you read one fundraising book this year, this should be it.

Oomph! Wellness: why we chose social investment

As Nesta launch their first social investment, Ben Allen, founder of Oomph! Wellness, describes the positives of social investment, Christmas could not have come soon enough this year. Over the past few months I've been raising investment for my social enterprise, Oomph! Wellness and it's been tough!

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

I'm teaching a graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. The course is about how to leverage networks and social media for learning and impact. While the primary goal is for s

A Piece of Cake

How migrant computer literacy education in Watsonville, with UCSC's Global Information Internship Program students, is helping one woman's dream come true!

The Non-Profit Marketing Blog

Thu, January 16 2014 Director of Content Strategy, Network for Good Filed under: Fundraising essentials * [Editor's note: If you ever wanted to know how to position your organization for major gift success, look no further. In this guest post, nonprofit expert and Bloomerang CEO Jay Love has distilled critical tips for creating a solid transformational gifts strategy.

Educational Focus: Are We Striving for the Wrong Goals? | Dowser

Recently, Unnayan Learning Hub was featured in a news story that focused on how we, the co-founders, gave up our careers to transform the lives of children in underprivileged areas. But watching the report, I returned to the same questions I ponder whenever I think about this educational venture: Where will the kids I am teaching be 10 years from now?

From Medicine to ICT4D: My Experience as an engageSPARK Fellow

JN Fang writes about her experience as an Opportunity Labs Technology Fellow with engageSPARK in Cebu City, Philippines during December 2013 and January 2014. At some point between getting my news from Junior Scholastic and joining high school debate, I decided that I wouldn't touch politics with a ten foot pole.

Content Marketing Can be King For Donors

The NonProfit Times - January 14, 2014More than nine out of 10 nonprofit marketers, or 92 percent, use content marketing, but only 26 percent consider themselves effective at it. One-quarter has a documented content strategy. Those are some of the results of a survey released by the Content Marketing Institute of Cleveland, Ohio, and Charleston, S.C.

Catchafire CEO: If I Don't Use My Time Well, My Employees Won't Either

Image credit: Kian, Business owners have a lot to manage, including their time. Trying to do everything at once and spending valuable hours on the wrong projects can destroy your productivity. Worse, it can send the wrong message to your staff - and that's never good.

How to: become a leader of a small charity

As the chief executive of a small charity I find myself doing things I imagine many chief executives don't, like dragging £10,000 of loose change into a bank or standing outside Waitrose handing out leaflets. But what I don't have to do is ask myself if what I do matters.

Weekly roundup: Social Enterprise Network: 17 January 2014

Hello, good afternoon and welcome to the Guardian Social Enterprise Network's news of the week. Our space to tell you the latest news, advice and analysis from the sector. What happened * Today is the second and final day of Strasbourg's 'Have Your Say' social enterprise conference.