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Link Roundup 2/24

100 Tweeters of Social Good You Have to Follow in 2013

Each year, Armchair Advocates compiles a list of top Tweeters in social good, cause marketing, corporate responsibility and nonprofit technology. We have enjoyed following and learning from these tech-savvy influencers throughout the year. This is not an exhaustive list; but we hope these social do-gooders will inspire you to tweet, act, and make a difference.

Social enterprise in the Baltic states: Humble journeys

RIGA, Latvia - Sabine Sile was hoping to score a location that would allow her business to operate rent-free. She's the co-founder of Latvia's first charity shop Otra Elpa (in Latvian, meaning "second breath"). Worried she didn't have the aura of a wise person because of her age, she brought along the Canadian ambassador's wife to a breakfast meeting with a property owner.

With The Rise Of Crowdfunding In Higher Education, Donating To Your Alma Mater Could Be Cool Again

While the average college graduate owes some $27,500 after walking away from the quad, students at New York City's Cooper Union have had a sweet deal for more than a century--entirely free tuition. Now, they are attempting to keep it that way after the embattled administration announced it would be begin charging next year.

25 Things that Make You Look Dumb on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of those social networks you may feel a bit unsure about. You might even be asking yourself, "How can this site help me grow my small business?" LinkedIn is recognized as the professional social network. It's a place where people in all industries can go to build relationships with their colleagues and demonstrate their experience and expertise.

How rats become heroes in Africa - SciDev.Net

Through a series of photos, this gallery highlights the process of the HeroRATS training programme.

European companies get serious about social intrapreneurship

You may already be familiar with social intrapreneurship and have seen some examples of it in action. Now, a new project by CSR Europe, a membership-funded organization of European companies sharing best practices in corporate social responsibility, will attempt to consolidate the concept.

Letter from Jacqueline Novogratz - Winter 2014

During Chinese New Year celebrations just a few weeks ago, I walked through the streets of New York as colorful confetti mingled with white snowflakes: beautiful fragments, a fluttering, harmonious welcome to the Year of the Galloping Horse. Indeed, Acumen is moving apace. January brought a trip to India; February, Pakistan.

Report: Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency

Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency is a new GrantCraft guide released in collaboration with Glasspockets from the Foundation Center. The report explores how transparency can strengthen credibility, improve grantee relationships, facilitate greater collaboration, increase public trust, reduce duplication of effort, and build communities of shared learning.

Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days

Note for Beth: Most of my work over the last twenty years in nonprofit technology has been focused on designing and facilitating capacity building projects, specifically training and peer learning projects that help participants successfully learn and apply skills using online technology, social media, networks, measurement, training design or other topic.

Richard Branson on Finding Funding

Editor's Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly shares his business experience and advice with readers. Ask him a question and your query might be the inspiration for a future column. Q: I am a social entrepreneur, striving to develop a business in Africa that makes a difference, but my struggle is the same as that of millions of others: finding funding.

4 of the Biggest Challenges Facing Nonprofits This Year

With political squabbling on Capital Hill and a wildly fluctuating consumer confidence, 2014 brings some new challenges to nonprofit leaders. Recent legislature passed by Congress and more in talks may make it difficult to gain donor support, and smart nonprofit leaders need to stay on top of these changes.

Tech Empowerment with a Women's Weaving Collective

Chiapas Mexico is home to a group of women entrepreneurs. All they needed was a way to sell their products online. Fellow Kara Deyhle was there to help.

Literacies and Tech Literacy in Honduran Libraries

Alejandra Bonilla and Dayana Stockdale | Summer 2008 | Tegucigalpa, Honduras Summer 2008 saw two great GIIP interns work with the Riecken Foundation in Honduras, continuing our long standing partnership with this organization. GIIPer Dayana Stockdale worked in Riecken's office in Tegucigalpa, Honduras' capital, to develop a portal with online resources for their network of 61 libraries.