The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Technology http://philanthropy.com/section/Technology/252/ Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:21:33 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
<![CDATA[Google Offers $5-Million in Contest]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145467/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Google-Offers-5-Million-in/145467/ Google plans to award $500,000 grants to four nonprofits and smaller amounts to the runners-up for creative projects that help tackle tough problems in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Founder Wants to Extend Giving Tuesday]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145469/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Founder-Wants-to-Extend-Giving/145469/ Organizers of Giving Tuesday, now in the planning phase for its third campaign later this year, want to spark contributions long after the holidays are over.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Must Guard Against Imposters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145463/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Must-Guard-Against/145463/ Very few nonprofits are active on emerging social networks, but that doesn’t mean organizations can ignore the platforms, says one expert.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Updates From the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145303/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Live-Updates-From-the-2014/145303/ Read an archive of tweets from our reporters who attended the annual conference.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:49:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Paring Email Lists Ensures More People See Charity Messages]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145181/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Paring-Email-Lists-Ensures/145181/ As companies like Yahoo and Google clamp down on spammers, nonprofits are finding ways to ensure their messages reach people who really want to hear from them.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Get a Geek Translator and 9 Other Steps to Take in Hiring]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145207/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Get-a-Geek-Translator9/145207/ In hiring a technology worker, it's not necessary to understand the jargon, but you do need to explain clearly what your organization wants to accomplish.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Updates From the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145087/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Live-Updates-From-the-2014/145087/ Follow Twitter updates from our staff in Austin, Tex., as we cover nonprofit-focused sessions at the annual conference.

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:13:00 EST
<![CDATA[Facebook App Encourages College Savings]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144889/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Facebook-App-Encourages/144889/ Juma Ventures, which encourages young people from needy families to go to college, is offering cash incentives and other prizes that makes a game of saving for college.

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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Book Offers Virtual-Volunteering Basics]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144893/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Book-Offers/144893/ Manage online volunteers the same way you would others.

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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Charity 'Muttbombs’ Instagram Users]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144891/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Muttbombs-/144891/ An animal-rescue group searches Instagram for people's self-portraits and edits them to add a dog available for adoption to the photo.

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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[SXSW Interactive Honors 10 People Who Use Technology for Social Good]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144855/ http://philanthropy.com/article/SXSW-Interactive-Honors-10/144855/ Among the winners are one who helps artisans in Africa sell their products online and another that helps students pay their student-loan debts by working at nonprofits.

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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[LinkedIn Lists Opportunities for Skilled Volunteers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144657/ http://philanthropy.com/article/LinkedIn-Lists-Opportunities/144657/ The social network has created a new Volunteer Marketplace, which features service opportunities offered by BoardSource, Taproot Foundation, VolunteerMatch, and other organizations that aggregate such positions.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How to Pick the Best Outlets for Reaching a Charity’s Goals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144599/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Pick-the-Best-Outlets/144599/ Twitter reaches influencers and minorities, while Pinterest is best for attracting women and Facebook is great for reaching baby boomers, experts say.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[New App Will Aid Allocation of Goods After Disasters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144655/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-App-Will-Aid-Allocation-of/144655/ The app will let nonprofits working in disaster areas request the items they need at different stages of a disaster.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Choose the Social-Media Networks That Fit Your Charity’s Goals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144597/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Choose-the-Social-Media/144597/ Knowing who uses what platforms and for what purposes can make outreach to supporters much more efficient.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Knight Awards Grants to Support Use of Data to Improve Health]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144607/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Knight-Awards-Grants-to/144607/ Public Laboratory, an environmental-science nonprofit, received a $350,000 grant for its project to provide low-cost environmental monitoring tools.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Foundation Support Grows for Projects That Use Data to Tackle Problems]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143423/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Support-Grows-for/143423/ The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation last month joined grant makers that are financing charities merging complex data to solve health and humanitarian challenges.

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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[New Site Streams Condors in the Wild]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143403/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Site-Streams-Condors-in/143403/ Conservation scientists are able to move the camera using their office computers to monitor the birds and look for signs of illness.

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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Online Guide Gives Parents Literacy Tips]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143439/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Online-Guide-Gives-Parents/143439/ A bilingual website offers games and other activities that parents and caregivers can use to help young children get ready to read and write.

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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Shoppers Can Aid Causes on Amazon]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143441/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Shoppers-Can-Aid-Causes-on/143441/ The site highlights five nonprofits, including the Nature Conservancy and DoSomething.org, but shoppers can select beneficiaries from almost 1 million U.S. organizations.

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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Technology Bits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143127/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Technology-Bits/143127/ A two-day conference on using data to improve programs and a report about online tools that help foundations work together.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Text Campaign Focuses on Type 1 Diabetes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143123/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Text-Campaign-Focuses-on-Type/143123/ People who sign up for T1D for a Day can learn how glucose testing, insulin injections, and carefully considering food choices affect the lives of those with the disease.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST