Nonprofit

The added value of engineers in non-profit social action organisations

If organisations are not managed well, they won’t be efficient enough when it comes to provide assistance to its beneficiaries and hence, their social impact will be lower.

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Shazam loses its memory to support a campaign for Alzheimer’s Research UK

The app allowing recognition of almost any song based on a small sample and the British association want to raise awareness of the disease among the younger generation.  

European-style networking?

Networking is deeply integrated into European Union's DNA. Daniel Ferrer shares with us some thoughts on how it's developed in the non-profit sector.

Homeless person. Photo: Flickr

An European anti-poverty network aims to eradicate social exclusion in the EU

Since 1990, many non-profit organisations are offering training activities, education and service provision aimed at the participation and empowerment of people.

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How Catalan volunteers celebrate Saint George’s Day around the world?

23 April is UNESCO World Book and Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day), the love and literature day massively celebrated all over Catalonia. Many groups of Catalan people living abroad are organizing different non-profit activities.

Nonprofit has taken off

To celebrate the first anniversary of Nonprofit, the director of xarxanet.org shares with us the motivations behind the project and his expectations for the future.

Benjamin Mathes, CEO of Urban Confessional. Image: Urban Confessional

The Free Listening Day: volunteers listening to people’s problems

Urban Confessional organises an event to be hosted in cities around the US and abroad. At the moment they already have 2000 US-based volunteers.

Girl drinking water in a disco. Image: FCC

#TournéeMinérale, the campaign to fight cancer in Belgium

The Belgian Foundation against Cancer is promoting an initiative that invites participants to not drink alcohol at all for 28 days.

Danish people participating in the campaign. Image: Youtube

“Help a Dane”, a campaign asking foreigners to save Denmark citizens from skin cancer

The Danish Cancer Society has launched a funny initiative for a serious issue mentioning five popular holiday destinations and reminding travelers to protect themselves against the sun.

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Bikes, the means of transport integrating refugees in London

The Bike Project reuses second-hand bikes, repairs them and gives them to people who are fleeing their countries of origin. Every year, 13,500 asylum seekers arrive in the British capital. 27,500 bikes are abandoned during the same time period.

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European network of NGOs to prevent female genital mutilation

Doctors of the World is one of the 15 organisations involved in the project, aiming to ensure sustainable European action to end female circumcision all over the world.  

Colour, an important aspect when creating images. Image: Pixabay

How to create visual content for NGO?

Before images and videos can be shared on social media, they have to be built.

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Baiba Plume: “We are the only charity in the UK to fund research in more than 200 cancers”

She is the Internal Communications and PR Manager for Cancer Research UK charity shops. In this interview, Plume explains the work done in order to fund research in this disease.

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The 17NTC, the hub for non-profit professionals

The Non-Profit Technology Conference assembles over 2,000 of the best and brightest professionals from around the world.  

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Cherish Foundation wins #IndiaForGood Contest

The India-based non-profit organisation, which runs an orphanage in Hyderabad, is awarded by receiving 4.200 euros.

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The generations of donors: from matures to Millennials

It is not a rocket science that different generations of donors might also have different motivations when making a donation. A computer graphic shows the key differences in the features of donors to nonprofit organisations, based on their age.  

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