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Monday, November 19, 2012

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VENTURENEER WEBINAR   

Community Investing
Learn how community investing provides a financial and social return on investment. Find out which investments are right for you. Have an opportunity to get your questions answered from an expert. Register for Tuesday, December 11, 2011 2pm ET webinar here.
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Read how women entrepreneurs are showing the construction industry how to rebuild more efficiently and stronger.
  



Community action helps small businesses leverage marketing promotion. 





Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy will be tough for small businesses, those workhorses and job-generators of the economy, but the Saturday after Thanksgiving is an opportunity for communities, shoppers and businesses themselves to ratchet up the recovery.
 
 
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The Social Impact Exchange 2013 Business Plan Competition
U.S.-based nonprofits in education, youth development, health and poverty alleviation with demonstrated impact and readiness to grow are invited to enter. Winners in the early- and mezzanine-stage tracks receive financial and consulting awards. Past awardees include the Parent-Child Home Program, Emerge Workplace Solutions, BELL, WINGS for kids, Catalyst Kitchens, and 10,000 Degrees. Click here for eligibility criteria and the entry process. The deadline for entry is December 7, 2012.

Do you have a big idea that could change the world? Echoing Green is looking for promising entrepreneurs starting up new organizations aiming to create large-scale social impact. The Echoing Green Fellowship awards up to $90,000 of start-up capital and two year of technical assistance to help get your organization off the ground.
The application will be open online from December 4th to January 7th, but you can get a head start by: 
  • Reviewing the application questions and a guide on how to answer the questions
  • Watching a few short videos on the application process.
  • Signing up for informational webinars targeting underrepresented applicants (including African Americans, US Latinos, and women).
 CJW Consulting & Services, Inc.(CJW), produces the Tech Tuesday Webinars Series. CJW provides software/technology-related training, consulting and other services to nonprofit organizations. 
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IN THE NEWS



Time is of the Essence
More hours translate to greater effectiveness for small businesses' social media efforts. Black Enterprise cites Ditch Digital Dabbling research.


Stengel on Fox News
Survey Reveals Magic Number of Hours Needed to Succeed at Social Media  
SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES
  
Ditch Digital Dabbling provides a research-driven road map to online marketing, including social media, success for small business and nonprofits.







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Ramp up their social media effortsVentureneer's new, free ebook, Social Media for Your Nonprofit: Take Charge!.

  
  
Nonprofits learn how to use LinkedIn's powerful search capability to find donors,
board members, staff and more.


 

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