Posts tagged "fundraising"

Funding Opportunity: Chiditarod Grants

(Special thanks to Michi Trota of Chicago Nerd Social Club for her help in writing this post. Her take on this year’s Chiditarod can be found here.) As a board member for the Chicago Nerd Social Club, I frequently find myself involved in some great, creative efforts to engage people around causes with a pop... Read more »

Chicago Networking Events For the Social Good

Chicago is a city where various networking events focused on technology and social benefit efforts thrive and flourish. Although several Meetup groups were featured last week, there are other groups that provide great informational and networking opportunities. (And unlike other networking groups, focus more on delivering value than driving a high number of attendees). This... Read more »

Fighting Hunger Online Through Pop Culture

With the holiday season nearly upon us, many are looking to help those who are less fortunate. Agencies like the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank are working to help fight hunger….and both agencies have created unique methods of engaging people’s help in fighting hunger through pop culture. As part of... Read more »
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A Musical Tea-Driven Kickstarter

A Musical Tea-Driven Kickstarter
Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Kiva allow individuals and groups to mobilize their networks in supporting and funding small and unique projects. Much like Future Perfect‘s take on government, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding allow people to allocate their resources appropriately for unique projects that can drive social good and small business development. One of those projects is... Read more »

"Peer Progressivism" and FUTURE PERFECT: A Review

"Peer Progressivism" and FUTURE PERFECT: A Review
With next week’s election, we will be choosing the person who will be setting the agenda for the next few years. We’ll be setting our national agenda….and part of the success has been tapping into decentralized networks. One of the great ideas proposed on Steven Johnson’s Future Perfect is the idea that a new kind of... Read more »

Book Review - Making Social Media Tasty for Non-Profits

Book Review - Making Social Media Tasty for Non-Profits
(NOTE: a free  hardbound copy of The Tasti D-Lite Way was provided for purposes of review. My opinions are my own). Once upon a long ago, I had one of my fellow consultant/non-profit types ask me, “Gordon, why do you go to business networking events, and not just stick to non-profits?” The short answer is that... Read more »
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