Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD

US Administration Wants to Find Innovative Not for Profits

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th July 2009 -  US White House officials are planning to travel across the country to find what President Obama describes as 'the most promising Not for Profits in America' with their cheque book at the ready to spend $US50-million in a new fund to help charities ex

Facebook Charity Follow-up – The Winner

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th June 2009 -  In case you are wondering (from our Facebook story in edition 10) a US Children's Hospital is the winner of the retail giant Target's "Bullseye Gives" contest using the online social network Facebook, in which 10 charities vied for votes.

Australian Community Technology Awards

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th May 2009 -  Refugee children, the unemployed, disaffected youth, stray dogs and grant applicants are the winners in the 2009 Australian Community Technology Awards.

Reputation Risk Implications of Social Networks

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th May 2009 -  According to a US Ethics & Workplace survey, 60 percent of business executives believe they have a right to know how employees portray themselves and their organisations in online social networks.

Fans of Facebook Choose Deserving Charities

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th May 2009 -  A US retailing giant is urging the online community to use the social networking tool Facebook to help it decide how much money goes to a list of its favourite charities.

Need for “Institutional Innovations” in the Third Sector

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th May 2009 -  A visiting expert on civil society and social investment has called for a number of policy initiatives to help the Third Sector weather the current financial crisis and prepare for any future ones.

Guide To Social Return on Investment

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th May 2009 -  A guide to Social Return on Investment (SROI) has been launched in the UK to help third sector organisations articulate the added social and environmental value they create.

Donations Match Online Experience

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th May 2009 -  Visitors to Not for Profit websites are more likely to donate money, volunteer time, and recommend the organisation to others if they are satisfied with their online experience, according to a new study from ForeSee Results.

Connecting Up Conference Underway in Sydney

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th May 2009 -  The community technology conference Connecting Up is underway in Sydney (May 11-12) and a keynote speaker will present a case for the "Impostor Syndrome" as a key reason women do not embrace success in IT careers.

“The Extraordinaries” – Volunteering In An Instant!

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th May 2009 -  In an age of instant everything here's a new take on volunteering - via the mobile phone. A group in the US calling itself "The Extraordinaries" has developed what they describe as a new approach to volunteering.
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