Public school teachers may post classroom project requests on
DonorsChoose.org. Donors then browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires them. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose delivers the materials to the school.
Federal agencies may transfer computers and related peripheral equipment, excess to their needs, directly to schools and educational nonprofit organizations. Learn more here
One red paperclip led to a free house for this man (he also wrote a book about it).
What does your library have to barter?
Ad space ? In depth expertise volunteered by a patron or board member or the librarian? Dinner with a local celebrity?
Server space? Web design service? Be creative…….
ReaderGirlz and First Book are partnering to give away 125,000 books of interest to teens. ReaderGirlz is a social media and literacy project for teens and was awarded the National Book Award for Innovations in Reading. First Books is a nonprofit organization that makes books available to schools and programs that serve low income families. Learn more and register with First Book.
Animoto supports not-for-profits and other humanitarian causes with free pro accounts. The program automatically turns your images, video clips and music into videos which you can use to drive traffic to your site, solicit donations, spread your message on social networking sites, kick off a fundraising event or make money by reselling animoto videos.
Technology Leadership Academy online training
The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), with support from Microsoft, is offering a 9-week online Technology Leadership Academy training program and will select 100 participants from 50 nonprofit organizations.
AWARD: FREE (100 participants will be selected)
DEADLINE: July 30, 2010
Some sites have your information without your input! These sites may even invite comments by your patrons! One site to monitor is GuideStar, where donors as well as patrons and volunteers may go to learn more about your library!
The GuideStar Exchange is a free service which allows nonprofit organizations to add and update information about their organizations to a master database used by 22,000 visitors every day.
Update your profile (you will be asked for your mission etc) and you will earn the GuideStar Exchange Seal on their report pages and a free one-year subscription to ”GuideStar Premium“ (and a free subscription as long as you update each year!)
MORE INFO at: http://www2.guidestar.org/rxg/help/faqs/guidestar-exchange/index.aspx#faq2005 .
And, don’t forget to check out any reviewer’s comments!