The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Technology http://philanthropy.com/section/Technology/252/ Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:38:47 EST <![CDATA[Start-Up Seeks to Provide Inexpensive Satellite Images for Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150391/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Start-Up-Seeks-to-Provide/150391/ The company's nonprofit arm will use overhead imagery to help causes like environmentalism and human rights.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Google’s Gift Powers a Mobile Shower Service for Homeless People]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150321/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Google-s-Gift-Powers-a/150321/ The bus has two showers, each with its own entrance, for privacy and safety.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:29:03 EST
<![CDATA[An Unexpected Online Success Offers a Blueprint for Other Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150023/ http://philanthropy.com/article/An-Unexpected-Online-Success/150023/ A small "ragtag" team with no budget built an impressive audience on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Tumblr in just five years.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Uses Radio for Education in Liberia]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149983/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Uses-Radio-for/149983/ One charity is helping students keep up with their studies as schools in the country are closed to contain the Ebola outbreak.

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:38:56 EST
<![CDATA[Heifer Provides Tech Training in Peru]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149791/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Heifer-Provides-Tech-Training/149791/ The program is giving women in the Andes access to computers, printers, and cameras to boost their income from the items they make from alpaca wool.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Campaign Uses Texts to Promote Brushing]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149477/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Campaign-Uses-Texts-to-Promote/149477/ Parents get brushing reminders and texts that offer encouragement, quizzes, and interesting facts.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Tool Helps Foundations Share Data]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149481/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Tool-Helps-Foundations/149481/ The Walter & Elise Haas Fund has created a plug-in that lets foundations publish information from any grants-management database on their websites.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Technology Service Charity DoSomething.org Opens 8 Global Affiliates]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148927/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Technology-Service-Charity/148927/ New groups in Africa, Asia, Canada, and Great Britain are already working on campaigns in literacy and other areas.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Latest Episode Highlights Danger and Potential of Reddit Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148703/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Latest-Episode-Highlights/148703/ After two charities turned away donations from the social-media site, a look at the mixed results of how its users have given to charity.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:41:47 EDT
<![CDATA[DataKind Announces New Chapters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148651/ http://philanthropy.com/article/DataKind-Announces-New/148651/ Two of the new affiliates are in the United States while the other three are overseas, in Bangalore, India, and in Dublin and Singapore.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Shares Data About Troubled Teens With Researchers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148399/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Shares-Data-About/148399/ No identifying information is included, but academics hope they can use the data to help others struggling with problems like bullying and depression.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Performing-Arts Group Sees Boost by Supporting Use of Mobile Devices]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148297/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Performing-Arts-Group-Sees/148297/ A Virginia nonprofit gives opera lovers a chance to see "Carmen" translation on Google Glass.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Web Project Helps Museum Find Aging Holocaust Survivors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148293/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Web-Project-Helps-Museum-Find/148293/ An online photo project helped a nonprofit locate more than 380 people who survived Nazi terror as children.

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:48:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Oh, Snap! A Q&A With DoSomething.org’s Snapchat Strategists]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148235/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Oh-Snap-A-Q-A-With/148235/ The organization is seeing high open rates and conversions with the app that lets users send ephemeral messages.

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Average Nonprofit Spends 3.2% of Budget on Technology, Report Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147941/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Average-Nonprofit-Spends-32-/147941/ The amount groups are spending has changed little in the past year, according to a study of 781 organizations.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities Kick Off Experiments With Google Glass]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147723/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Kick-Off-Experiments/147723/ Nonprofits working on a range of causes, including the arts and health care, won a chance to use the new devices to advance their missions and fundraising.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Google Awards Grants in Bay Area]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147111/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Google-Awards-Grants-in-Bay/147111/ Four nonprofits have won $500,000 each in the company’s Impact Challenge.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Network for Good Lures Investment]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147081/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Network-for-Good-Lures/147081/ The nonprofit created a for-profit subsidiary to accept financing for its expansion.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mass Shooting Galvanizes Advocates for Women]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146849/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Mass-Shooting-Galvanizes/146849/ As public discussion about the crisis swells on social media, nonprofits are using it as a chance to draw more attention to efforts to curb violence against women.

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Thu, 29 May 2014 16:40:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofit World Joins Twitter Discussion About Women After Calif. Shootings]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146801/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-World-Joins-Twitter/146801/ Organizations, donors, staffs, and board members have joined the conversation following last week's mass shooting.

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Wed, 28 May 2014 12:58:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Sought for Google Glass Projects]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146307/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Sought-for-Google/146307/ Five U.S. nonprofits will each get a device as well as a trip to Google's office for training, a $25,000 grant, and assistance from the company's developers.

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Mon, 05 May 2014 07:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charity Recognized for Social-Media Work]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146065/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Recognized-for/146065/ The Nature Conservancy won the “Best Charity” title at the Shorty Awards, which honor outstanding efforts on Twitter and other social networks.

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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Craigslist Founder and Philanthropist Shares Social-Media Strategies]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145909/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Craigslist-Founder-and/145909/ Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist and philanthropy-focused blog CraigConnects, suggests emailing supporters the links to your social-media posts so that they can easily reshare.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:12:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Site Helps Giving Circles Manage Donations and Memberships]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145707/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Site-Helps-Giving-Circles/145707/ The One Percent Foundation's new projects helps people find, start, and administer groups that bring people together to combine their gifts.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Web Series Highlights Museum’s New Acquisitions]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145747/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Web-Series-Highlights/145747/ The Metropolitan Museum of Art is using photo slide shows and video interviews with artists and curators to spotlight new works of art in its collection.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Prize Supports Tools to Aid Community-College Students]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145749/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Prize-Supports-Tools-to-Aid/145749/ The Robin Hood Foundation, an anti-poverty group in New York, is holding a $5-million competition for technology tools designed to help students enrolled in remedial classes graduate within three years.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT