Tag - Amy Sample Ward

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Take Back the Pink Lessons Learned
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Komen Kan Kiss My Mammogram
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Fighting the Public School Fortress
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Landmark Online Giving Study
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LinkedIn: The Little Network That Could
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I Have a FREE HP Laptop and Printer to Give Away!
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Redlining Online
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Pollyanna Principles: Power of Thinking Differently

Take Back the Pink Lessons Learned

Two weeks ago, the Associated Press reported that the Susan G. Komen Foundation had decided to de-fund breast health screenings at Planned Parenthood affiliates. Unless you’ve been on a faraway island, you’re probably aware of this! I jumped into the scrum by creating an online fundraising effort called Komen Kan Kiss My Mammogram. It was[...]

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Komen Kan Kiss My Mammogram

When news broke late Monday that Susan G. Komen defunded breast exams by Planned Parenthood affiliates I was stunned. Here is a good news story about what happened. What? Is it possible that the two titans of women’s health were now at odds with one another. My reaction was to start a conversation among friends[...]

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Fighting the Public School Fortress

I have worked with a number of nonprofits and foundations over the past few years, terrific organizations like Common Cause and the Avi Chai Foundation, traditional organizations working sincerely to turn themselves into Networked Nonprofits. To break out from behind their high walls and wide moats and focus on building meaningful relationships with wide networks[...]

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Landmark Online Giving Study

Network for Good and TrueSense Marketing released their long awaited study of online giving appropriately named The Online Giving Study. The study looked at data for about $400 million worth of giving across charitable websites, giving portals and social networks processed by Network for Good. Here are a few of the key findings: What we[...]

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LinkedIn: The Little Network That Could

This month’s Social Good podcast focuses on the second life of LinkedIn. Sometimes social media tools and channels come and go so quickly I never learn how to pronounce the name of the thing! And then sometimes, not often, but just sometimes, a tool starts, levels off and then has a more dynamic second life.[...]

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I Have a FREE HP Laptop and Printer to Give Away!

Morning, peeps, I’ve got a special surprise today!  Beth and I have helped to plan and assess online contests such as America’s Giving Challenge sponsored by the Case Foundation over the past several years. Now, we’re part of a group of bloggers who get to help sponsor a contest and give away free HP stuff![...]

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Redlining Online

Ivan Boothe wrote a terrific post last week about Causes taking down its application from MySpace. Causes is an application for use on social networking sites. it enables users to highlight causes that they care about asking friends to join their cause and also to make donations. Since its launch in 2006, there are around[...]

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Pollyanna Principles: Power of Thinking Differently

I love when someone challenges the lens through which I look at the world, challenges my assumptions, and helps me to see things differently. That’s what the Pollyanna Principles written by Hildy Gotlieb does — in spades! The book is based on Hildy’s considerable experience hands-on working directly with people and communities. This isn’t a[...]

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