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11/3 2009

Are you a member of NTEN?

NTEN is the Non Profit Technology Education Network. NTEN is also the membership organization for nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes.  NTEN is a community of peers who share technology solutions across the sector and support each other’s work. They enable our members to embrace advances in technology through knowledge sharing, trainings, research and industry analysis.

Basically NTEN helps you do your job better, so you can make the world a better place.

I am a member! Are you?

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08/31 2009

New Name and a New Blog – Your Help is needed!

Hey faithful readers of this Blog!
The time is come that I need your help. You helped make this blog great and now is your chance to help even more! I have decided to stop blogging here and create a new blog where I can be a bit more free about my opinions on social media, tech, the future of non profits and fundraising. I still work at the American Cancer Society and Lights. Camera. Help. but I want something that fits me a little better as far as my Blog.

That’s where you can help. Can you help me think of a new name for my blog and new URL? Just leave your suggestion in the comments below. Every person who does will win a prize. The contest starts now and runs till next Monday.

So let me know your thoughts!

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07/10 2009

Come support my new Non Profit

As many of you know I have started my own non profit here in Austin with some amazing people. It’s called Lights. Camera.Help and is the world’s first non profit film festival. As of this week we have started selling our Film Passes for the event. Please check out more below. We would love you support!

Lights. Camera. Help. is a new nonprofit in Austin, Texas and it’s bringing you the first world wide film festival only for nonprofit and cause-driven organizations.

On July 31st and August 1st at 7pm, Lights. Camera. Help. will screen the best of the over 130 documentaries, PSAs, shorts and feature length films submitted to the festival.

By donating around $15.00 for this limited time offer Film Pass you will get to come to two nights of film screenings plus gets into our VIP wrap party on Sunday where we will announce the winner of our “judges prize”.

Only 40 of these passes are going on sale so grab yours today!

Our screening locations are:

July 31st – 7-10pm – Southwest Key East Austin Community Center – Screening


August 1st – 7-10pm – UT CAL 100 – Screening


August 2nd – 8-midnight – The New Movement Theatre – Wrap Party


One lucky organization that’s the subject of our “judges prize” will receive all the proceeds from the festival. Thanks for helping us support all the non profits that entered and donate for your ticket today!

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07/8 2009

Hey Non Profit Rockstars : How's your balance?

Everyone knows a well-balanced diet is essential for a healthy life-style, right? But, what about a well-balanced life?

YNPN delved into the mysteries of work-life balance earlier this year and in response to members’ overwhelming interest on this topic, YNPN will be continuing the conversation and hosting another workshop exploring this issue even further.

Work/life balance is the parallel of an individual’s professional work and personal life. When the two are out of sync, it can add undue stress to your already hectic life. Finding this balance is not easy (ask anyone!). That’s where we come in!

This specific workshop has been designed to provide a more intimate discussion about the subject. The last work/life balance workshop focused on balancing work with family life. Part II of this workshop will be geared toward finding time for personal interests like volunteering and seeing friends. In the end, we hope you will walk away knowing what work-life balance is, what it means to you and how you can develop it in your own life.

What: Work-life Balance Workshop Part II

When: July 21, 5:30-7:00 p.m. First half-hour will be for networking…program starts at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Literacy Austin bldg. (2222 Rosewood)

R.S.V.P. at ynpnaustinprograms@gmail.com

**This workshop is FREE to all YNPN members and those interested in YNPN (yes, you!).**

Meet Your Moderators:

Glen Ross, Vice President of Constituent Relationship Management, American Cancer Society

Glenn Ross has served with the American Cancer Society for over 25 years. Currently, he is the Vice-President of Constituent Relationship Management for the American Cancer Society’s High Plains Division and is a regular volunteer with Relay for Life. In his spare time, he publishes a blog on Customer Service at AllBusiness.com and is a regular contributor to Central Texas Relay for Life’s blog, as well as FI Space, a website dedicated to futuring and innovation in the nonprofit sector. He enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids, two cats, and two dogs, and as well as reading, gardening, bicycling, and swimming.

Emily Steinberg, Associate Director, College Forward
Emily has served with College Forward in various capacities since she moved to Austin from upstate New York in 2004. Along the way, she served as one of College Forward’s first college coaches and AmeriCorps*VISTA members and has since helped raise over $4.4 million in grant funds to expand College Forward’s services.  She currently oversees the organization’s programming, operations, and development departments, while also facilitating long-term strategic planning with the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Emily a member of the American Association of Grant Professionals, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Ready by 21 Coalition, and was an inaugural participant in Leadership Austin’s “Emerge” program. An aspiring historian, avid performance artist, and writer, Emily has worked to maintain a positive work-life balance throughout her work and volunteerism with various NGOs and human rights organizations across the United States and South Africa.

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