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Originally posted on Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits:
The National Retail Federation predicts that holiday sales this year will increase 4.1 percent to $586.1 billion and that online shopping will jump a whopping 12 percent to $96 billion. These are the best numbers we’ve seen since the beginning of the Great Recession in late December 2007. For nonprofits that have online stores or receive a percentage of profits from ethical retailers, it could be a banner year for online sales.
All that said, when doing your shopping this year, please be conscious of the power of your spending and put your dollars to work for good by purchasing from any of the 22 online gift stores that benefit nonprofits – especially on #GivingTuesday.
1. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Online Store
ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.
“If a picture is truly worth a thousand words, then the visual imagery projected through Instagram translate well beyond a 140-character maximum.”
Originally posted on Beyond PR:
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Originally posted on Good+Tech:
Thank you to everyone who makes a difference in big and small ways every day! This is a perfect time of year to express gratitude and thanks. Here are 88 Tweetable social good quotes to inspire and share positive ideas.
I am grateful for so many things, including great friends around the world, online and off! ~Amy aka @CharityIdeas
Wherever one turns he can find someone who needs him. ~Albert Schweitzer
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. ~David Thomas
The breeze, the trees, the honey bees – All volunteers! ~Juliet Carinreap
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton
The time is always right to do what’s right. ~Martin Luther King Jr.
I can no other answer make, but thanks, and thanks. ~Shakespeare
It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. ~Tom Brokaw
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~Elizabeth Andrew
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William A. Ward
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. ~James Allen
Thanks are the highest form of thought; gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton
How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it! ~George Elliston
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~Buddha
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. ~Voltaire
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ~Eric Hoffer
No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. ~William James
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. ~Oscar Wilde
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ~Martin Luther
Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. ~Mother Teresa
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. ~Chinese Proverb
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. ~Dr. Loretta Scott
It matters if you just don’t give up. ~Stephen Hawking
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill
Things of the spirit differ from things material in that the more you give the more you have. ~Christopher Morley
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. ~Nietzsche
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. ~Edmund Burke
Philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something. ~Henry David Thoreau
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahlil Gibran
The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free. ~Robert Brault
You shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. ~Maya Angelou
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion. ~ Richard P. Feynman
Every person feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. ~James R. Lowell
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can. ~Sydney Smith
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. ~Betty Reese
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ~Herman Melville
Among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. ~ Maya Angelou
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~James Matthew Barrie
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and start with the person nearest you. ~ Mother Teresa
If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~Bob Hope
What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind. ~Cleveland Amory
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. ~Rudyard Kipling
There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear. ~Frank Tyger
A kind word is like a Spring day. ~Russian Proverb
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. ~Samuel Johnson
The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. ~Henry Boye
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. ~Abraham Heschel
Let no person pull you low enough to hate him. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
The best portion of a good life – little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~William Wordsworth
You cannot do a kindness too soon. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. ~Dalai Lama
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. ~Winston Churchill
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. ~Marian Wright Edelman
The power of a touch, smile, kind word, listening ear, smallest act of caring… all have potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia
Peace, like charity, begins at home. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. ~Washington Irving
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. ~ Albert Einstein
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. ~ Booker T. Washington
I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them. ~ Pablo Picasso
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. ~ St. Francis of Assisi
Peace begins with a smile. ~ Mother Teresa
Don’t raise your voice; improve your argument. ~ Desmond Tutu
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt
It only seems impossible until it’s done. ~ Nelson Mandela
Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. ~Alexander Pope
If we cannot be clever, we can always be kind. ~Alfred Fripp
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. ~John E. Southard
To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. ~Samuel Johnson
I was born not knowing and have only had a little time to change that here and there. ~Richard Feynman
The more sympathy you give, the less you need. ~Malcolm S. Forbes
In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. ~Karl Reiland
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. ~Benjamin Disraeli
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ~ Gandhi
Always be a little kinder than necessary. ~James M. Barrie
Action expresses priorities. ~ Gandhi
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. ~ Tony Robbins
The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life. ~ Henry Ford
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one. ~ Mother TeresaIf you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right. ~ Henry Ford
Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Gandhi
Smile at a stranger, and make two people happy. ~Amy Neumann
Originally posted on Gigaom:
Yesterday, sometime during the evening (at least in New York), Liz Gannes tweeted her post about Instagram and it reminded me how quickly I fell in love with the service. She and I had talked a lot about the service. My belief was that Instagram (or something like it) would emerge and become a big social platform.
Om says he bets that there’s an open opportunity to build a photo-sharing service that’s “designed from the ground up from the perspective of a mobile user” with “a more immersive, two-way service” as compared to the desktop.
The changes still do not address many of the copyright infringement concerns outlined by the photographer community.
Originally posted on VentureBeat:
The providers of an inspiration service turned inward for some much-needed inspiration of their own, and have updated their terms of service following feedback from community members.
Run-away social sensation Pinterest has, after consulting with members, revised its terms of service Friday in light of growing scrutiny. It has removed terms that would allow it to sell content posted to the site. The new policies will go into effect on April 6, two weeks from today.
Unlike road traffic, traffic to your blog is always a good thing.
So simple, yet so effective.
Unless you were traveling on a family-oriented cruise ship, you can travel much of the world solo.