Twitter, Nonprofits, and Philanthropy

Usage, news, and discussion surrounding Twitter seem to be everywhere at the moment. I wanted to share several links I think are worth reading to learn more about the Twitter phenomenon and how it might be of actual use in the nonprofit world without becoming...

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Tesekkurlur, Istanbul

Saturday, April 18, 2009 How do you say goodbye to people from two continents away, whom you've met only twice in 13 months, whom you may never see again, and who have become more dear to you than many people you have known all your life? It isn’t just the...

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WCSB encourages listeners to “Give Back”

WCSB (the student-run radio station of Cleveland State University) is a great place to hear quality, non-corporate radio – much of it featuring music and news connected to Cleveland’s ethnic communities. They have a fantastic, truly eclectic program...

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Book Worms Unite for Social Change!

Earlier this spring, I was asked by our friendly nonprofit association, Ohio Grantmakers Forum, to review a book on nonprofit management for the spring issue of their newsletter.  I used the opportunity to track down the latest publication from the folks at...

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Dreams of Istanbul children

Monday, April 13, 2009 A delicate third-grade girl wanted to know if we knew anything about NASA. She wanted to become an astronaut. Her classmate, a vocal young man wearing the blue and white sweater of the school uniform, asked if we knew anything about...

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Following the president to Istanbul

Saturday, April 11, 2009 I’m on my second visit with a group of Cleveland artists to Istanbul, Turkey. Our job is to complete a year-long exchange program that shares how we use the arts to work with at-risk youth. "Engaging Marginalized Youth" (EMY) is the...

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Faith-based organizations in action

Think about the YMCA, Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity. What do they all have in common? (Besides, of course, the fact that each organization has made significant contributions to society.) Each of them was founded as a faith-based organization. In...

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