NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference is currently going on in Washington D.C. The three-day long event hosts a range of plenary sessions, workshops and discussion groups focusing on nonprofit technology and best practices.
Almost everyone has heard of TOMS shoes. The company that popularized the one-for-one model has been going a lot of changes over the last couple years and, in the latest such example, is trying to break into the world of coffee.
What does someone with $3 billion do with all that money? One billionaire philanthropist is donating millions and millions to projects in the public sector – he has even personally given money to restore the Washington Monument. Read up on “patriotic giving” and what it means for American society as a whole.
Every year, SXSW brings together innovators, musicians, artists, tech geeks, nonprofit leaders and enthusiasts to Austin, Texas. The Chronicle of Philanthropy provides a recap of some SXSW takeaways for nonprofits.
Here is a really interesting piece from (surprise, surprise!) Stanford Social Innovation Review about the kinds of data Foundation should be utilizing to improve their strategies and decision-making. Important read for anyone in the Foundation or grant-making sector.
Applications from Business
Ideas from the business world that work for nonprofits, too.
We’ve talked about mobile before on this site, but the topic keeps coming back more and more frequently. Here are some tips from awesome e-mail marketing and analytics tool, Litmus, on the power of the mobile-content marriage.
KISSmetrics does it again with their great tips and tricks on marketing. While nonprofits don’t usually have “customers” in the traditional sense of the word, these support ideas are extremely relevant to donor and constituat communication and engagement. A must read.