December, 2010 | Beth's Blog - Part 3

Archive for December, 2010

Crowdsourcing: Measuring the Impact of the Crowd in Funding and Doing

Over the past two years, as part of my work as Visiting Scholar for nonprofits and social media at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, I have had the opportunity to participate in The Network of Network Funders (NNF) ,  a community of practice for funders who are intentionally investing in and working through networks.  … Read More

6 Copies of Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding Book Giveaway and New Year Resolution Contest

Note from Beth: Carol Cone was kind enough to offer several copies of her a book as a giveaway.   Leave a comment on this post explaining what your organization’s singular, most important activity will be in 2011 that will at-once drive social impact, engage supporters and increase revenues.

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Want Apple To Get iPhone Donations Right? Sign the Online Petition!

Apple makes it really difficult for nonprofits to collect donations from within iPhone apps and we all want them to get it right.    As the Chronicle of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Quarterly reported last week, Apple’s policy has raised the ire of some nonprofits leaders.  … Read More

My Triple Ripple of Kindness: Helping Women in San Jose and Kenya

I’ve been complaining about Apple’s anti-charity approach, but for this post I want to share an example about how one company is encouraging acts of kindness and charity during the holiday season.   It comes from Apple’s  Silicon Valley neighbor, Yahoo. … Read More

My Perfect Smartphone: Not An iPhone

You might have read this New York Times article “Apple’s Ban of In-App Donations To Charities” which outlines this nuanced issue or one of the numerous nonprofit blog posts or articles that appeared in the technology trade.    That’s why I am ditching my iPhone in protest.   … Read More