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  • Are You a “Networked Nonprofit”?

    Lori Halley 07 September 2010 6 comments
    Maybe you've already picked up a copy of The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change, by Beth Kanter and Allison Fine – but perhaps you’re still wondering if the book can help a small nonprofit like yours? The answer is, Yes! Networking is not just for the "big guys" out there.
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  • Yes, Blog Action Day is Kind of a Big Deal - What Can Your Nonprofit Learn from #BAD09?

    Lori Halley 15 October 2009 4 comments
    Blog Action Day started in 2007 as the initiative of just two people. Look how it’s grown! This year, some 9,400 blogs in 150 countries are spreading the word about climate change to almost 13 million readers. There are good lessons and ideas here for even the smallest nonprofit organization.
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  • For Green Non-Profits and Associations, Earth Day is a Year-Round Business

    Lori Halley 21 April 2009 2 comments
    From its grassroots beginnings in 1970, Earth Day has become more than a matter of personal conscience, government policy, or a token nod to public relations. "Sustainable business is good business," as companies and industry associations are quickly learning.
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  • Ontario Nonprofit Network: Constellations for the Public Good

    Lori Halley 27 February 2009 0 comments
    Networks of networks (or associations of associations) are far from rare, but the Ontario Nonprofit Network is especially interesting in how it helps to build cross-sector alliances. It's all based on the constellation governance model, "a way of organizing a group of interested parties to meet a need without having to create a new organization."
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  • Reaping the Rewards of Blog Action Day

    Lori Halley 15 October 2008 9 comments
    Did you catch the buzz? Today is Blog Action Day , when bloggers around the world are asked to bring attention to one social issue. Last year it was the environment; this year, it's poverty. It's the kind of easy feel-good meme that the Internet loves...
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  • November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

    Lori Halley 26 November 2007 0 comments
    As many of you know, November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month . On November 13, Standup for Kids in LA held a candle light vigil for the 10,000 children who are homeless in the LA area - 79% of them unsheltered, 13 die each day due to physical...
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  • How to Use the Social Web for Social Change

    Lori Halley 23 October 2007 2 comments
    Britt Bravo of Have Fun * Do Good has an excellent post about using the social web for social change. In the nonprofit sector, online activism has become much more than sending an email to Congress or making a donation. Organizations today are engaging...
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