How Facebook (and Social Media in General) Shifted Fundraising Strategies

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And according to new research, it’s leading to a fundamental rethinking of the role of technology in raising money. Basing their research on 704 nonprofits that took part in a 2015 Giving Day in Omaha, Nebraska, the paper’s authors, Abhishek Bhati of Bowling Green State University and Diarmuid McDonnell of the University of Birmingham in the UK, found that digital platforms profoundly affect an organization’s fundraising.

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How One Association Drummed Up a Moment of Advocacy

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The petition, set up by the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics and bolstered by a SaveProsthetics.org advocacy site, received support from a wide array of organizations in the world of prosthetics and numerous amputee groups. Among the crowd were a couple of prominent supporters, including Adrianne Haslet-Davis , a survivor of 2013’s Boston Marathon bombings who lost part of her left leg, and former Nebraska Sen.

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Repair Association Backs Farmers Seeking to Unlock Tractor Software

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As technology advances, what used to be a simple repair is now much more complex, often involving computer troubleshooting as much as a mechanical work. The report quotes a Nebraska farmer and repair mechanic who uses pirated John Deere software: “I’m not a big business or anything, but let’s say you’ve got a guy here who has a tractor and something goes wrong with it—the nearest dealership is 40 miles away, but you’ve got me or a diesel shop a mile away.

Drone Journalism: Media Groups Raise First Amendment Concerns

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But groups interested in using the technology for journalistic purposes argue that there is a pretty sizable one: freedom of the press. And the agency recently wrote to the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism school advising that the program was operating drones without authorization and saying the devices must be flown indoors only.

Mo Rocca on Creativity, Comedy, and Obit Con vs Comic Con

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To the association people and you… everyone knows the organization people are super boring. So it’s really been interesting to me to see that technology. We’ve had technology to help people create virtual events and and you Virtual versions of things for years.

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