Member Round Up: Post NTC Happenings!

Submitted by Amanda on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 2:16pm

It was amazing to see so many NTEN members at the NTC last week! This week, it’s even nicer to highlight some of the ways they're using technology, doing good, and educating the community. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get your nonprofit ready in case of a technological disaster, take a free seminar on digital fundraising, or submit your amazing video to the nonprofit film festival.

Have more news to share? Drop us a line or include your links in the comments!

The good folks of the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center are hosting a 26-stop Disaster Preparedness Roadshow beginning April 23. These free events will help nonprofits identify critical technology components within their organizations, and implement best practices to continue operations in the event of a disaster.

Did your nonprofit make an astounding video this year? Submit it to the 2012 Lights. Camera. Help. video contest and earn the chance to win money for your cause! Click here to learn more - via video of course.

Greg Baldwin was recently featured in the Huffington Post for his article on The Economics of Generosity. Using data from Independent Sector, Greg calculates the value of an hour of volunteer work at roughly $21.79. In 2010,  62.8 million people volunteered, placing the overall value of volunteer time at $173 billion for the year. That’s a lot of value generated from volunteers alone!

If you are interested in digital fundraising and live in the NYC area, you may want to check out “Digital Fundraising: New Ways to Raise Money Online.” This seminar is hosted by the Social Innovator Collective and will be held Saturday, April 14th, from 10:00am to 6:30pm.  Use the discount code “PRESS” for a free registration!

The Rockefeller Foundation would like to know if you have an answer to a 21st century problem. They want to know what innovative ideas you have that could solve a problem for the next 100 years. If your idea is selected as a finalist, you’ll be invited to submit a grant proposal for up to $100,000 to get your project off the ground.

Has your organization looked into Google Grants but felt unsure how to proceed? Well, Searchmojo and GuideStar are hosting a free webinar at 2:00pm on April 19th. “How to Make the Most of Google Grants and Free Ad Dollars,” will review eligibility and what you need to know before you apply.

Anything we missed? Share your links in the comments!