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Infographic: Women's Influence Online

Did you know that women make contributions to twice as many charitable organizations as men do? Studies have also shown that women bring in half or more of the income in 55% of U.S. households. And women ages 50 and older control a net worth of $19 trillion. Furthermore, women are expected to soon control 70 percent of all planned giving assets.

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  Topics: Online Fundraising, Online Marketing, Volunteering, Web 2.0, Trends

Conference to Inspire and Mobilize Thousands of Volunteers

Next week, the Care2 Team will join more than 5,000 passionate volunteers in Washington, D.C. for the Points of Light National Conference on Volunteering and Service.  Leaders and volunteers from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors will gather in over 150 workshops to exchange ideas and inspire one another on topic areas including National Service, Nonprofit Capacity Building, Volunteer Management and Youth Service and Leadership.

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  Topics: Volunteering, Conferences, Nonprofit Events

Award Winning Combinations for Social Change

We’ve talked about the importance of breaking down silos before. Frequently, the best innovative solutions to community challenges are those that creatively combine ideas from multiple disciplines. To find those creative solutions, it’s important for nonprofit advocates, communicators, and program directors to challenge barriers, habits, and assumptions that separate us from other offices, “competing” peer organizations, and disciplines.

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  Topics: Volunteering, Nonprofit Events, Trends

Infographic: The Future of Social Activism

Millennials often get a bad reputation for being slackers and self absorbed, but they can actually be quite passionate about social justice issues, especially when the right causes resonate with them. Make no mistake, if you are trying to reach Millennials you're organization is going to need spend time and resources developing meaningful campaigns that they feel connected to, and use their preferred methods of online and mobile communications. But once you have them engaged, they can be some of your best advocates. Furthermore, with the right ladder of engagement strategies, they can be cultivated as donors over the long term.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Marketing Research, Online Fundraising, Online Advocacy, Technology, Online Organizing, Online Marketing, Volunteering, Web 2.0, Trends

The Red Cross Launches Crisis Data Response and Listening Center

Yesterday in Washington, DC, Dell and the American Red Cross announced the launch of the Digital Operations Center, a social media emergency management response center. The digital monitoring facility was donated by Dell, and is based off their critically acclaimed Social Media Listening and Command Center.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Technology, Volunteering, nptech, Nonprofit Events, Web 2.0, Trends

You Can’t Thank your Community Enough

Showing appreciation for our supporters is one of the most powerful things we can do to strengthen our communities and ensure our organizations’ long-term success.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Online Fundraising, Online Marketing, Volunteering

Online Competitions: Lessons from MIT’s Service Innovation Challenge

For the last three years we’ve worked at the MIT Public Service Center – in collaboration with the MIT Alumni Association, MIT150, and numerous stakeholders - to translate a campus-based innovation competition into an online platform that engages the worldwide MIT community. We’ve cracked the competition process open, leveraging a combination of workflows and social tools to produce a compelling experience of real participation in key activities.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Technology, Volunteering, Web 2.0

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