All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Nonprofits’
Will Ferrell has a new Ron Burgundy video out encouraging viewers to support 826LA (a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with creative and expository writing skills), giving them a chance to win an opportunity to join him and his Anchorman co-stars Steve Carell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Jack Black for a live, …
Google announced today that it is contributing $3 million to Polaris Project, Liberty Asia, and La Strada International as a “Global Impact Award” for fighting human trafficking. This amounts to a total of $14.5 million from the company for this cause, after some grants it gave in 2011. Google’s Jared Cohen and Jacquelline Fuller write in a joint blog post: …
Google announced that Google Apps for Nonprofits is now free for all nonprofits. Before, the free version was only available for nonprofits with less than 3,000 users. “Now, whether your nonprofit is 10 people or 10,000, you are eligible to start using Gmail, Calendar, Drive and more,” says Katie Kellogg with the Google for Nonprofits team. “Google Apps for Nonprofits …
Google announced today that its philanthropic arm, Google.org, is making new investments to improve Internet access in emerging markets. For one, it is providing $3.1 million to the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) to help get local network engineering expertise to universities and national research & education networks in Sub-Saharan Africa. “Through labs and a train-the-trainers program, NSRC will provide …
In front of a packed room of nearly 200 nonprofit communicators in Washington DC, Google announced their most innovative and ambitious set of tools to help nonprofit organizations to succeed yet. Promising to offer $10,000 in free keyword advertising credits, branded channels and other extended premium features, the announcement of the Google for Nonprofits program divided the ways that Google …
eBay is touting that its buyers and sellers donated a record $54.8 million to U.S. and U.K. Nonprofit organizations in 2010.
A donation was made every 24 seconds via eBay Giving Works, the company’s nonprofit fundraising program in the U.S., raising more than $91 a minute for nonprofits. Overall, donations were up 7 percent last year, compared to 2009, and nearly 9 million items were listed for sale, with all or a portion of the sale price donated to a nonprofit, more than double the items listed in 2009.
Visitors to nonprofit websites are more likely to donate money, volunteer time, and recommend the nonprofit to others if they have a good online experience, according to a new study from ForeSee Results.
Nonprofit websites score 73 on the study’s 100-point scale, below many other online industries, including online banking (83), e-retail (74), e-government (74) and automotive websites (78).
eBay says its sellers and buyers gave a record $36 million to U.S. nonprofit organizations in 2008 via eBay Giving Works.
Giving Works allows people to donate to nearly 15,000 organizations in the country while on eBay. Donations were up almost 20 percent in 2008, with nearly 1.5 million people donating to a cause.
Microsoft has announced the worldwide availability of NGO Connection, an online resource for nonprofit groups.
The online resource is aimed at helping nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) efficiently reach their goals by using technology. It will also provide a way for NGOs to network and coordinate resources.
Microsoft hopes NGO Connection will be an effective way to find technology resources, knowledge sharing, community building and real-life examples for nonprofit organizations.
Pretty much any public discussion or conference held by Google is worth noting. A recent one, held at the company’s D.C. office, seemed even more important than usual; it involved "more than 80 technology decisionmakers from international development non-profits."