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Amy Neumann
Amy Neumann is a tech fanatic with a penchant for social good, who has been fascinated with all things internet and marketing since 1994. She’s Director of Audience Targeting, Social Media, and Content Marketing for the Northeast Ohio Media Group, and is loving being back home in Northeast Ohio after nearly 16 years in Los Angeles. With over two decades’ experience in digital media, technology, marketing, advertising, and public relations, she focuses on how technology can solve challenges for businesses and nonprofits of all sizes. Amy has experience at companies like Yahoo and AT&T, as well as her own marketing company Good Plus Tech.

Amy also speaks nationally on topics related to social media and online marketing at events like Dell’s Social Innovation Conference, ASU’s Sustainability Conference, and the Midwest Social Media Summit. She is widely published online, including as a contributor to Forbes, an author of PR News’ Crisis Management Guidebook, and for two of her own blogs, Good Plus Tech and Charity Ideas Blog. She recently published a book, “Uplifting Quotes on Gratitude and Goodness to Show Appreciation” on another favorite topic, positive quotes.

Learn more and connect with Amy on LinkedIn, or @CharityIdeas on Twitter and CharityIdeas on Pinterest.

Entries by Amy Neumann

If You Can Rise, You Can Shine: Tips for Small Business Success

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 3:19 PM

What do female entrepreneurs bring to the table? Quite a bit, as many writers have shown. We remember Mike Michalowicz writing about this very topic three years ago in Open Forum. He reasoned that women in business have a better sense of intuition, patience, and multi-tasking, and are better listeners...

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18 More Quotes for Giving Tuesday

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 3:59 PM

How do you connect people, nonprofits, foundations and businesses (across continents) to make a lasting difference? How does social media factor into your approach to build a better, more connected world -- one philanthropic effort after another? These are questions that motivate the actions of Giving Tuesday creator...

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Arsenio Hall's Passion for Charity

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2013 | 7:09 PM

This post was co-written by Emily Thomas.

It is hard to not have respect for wealthy celebrities who are willing to raise both awareness and money to impact many of the defining, moral issues of our time. In fact, the role of the purpose-driven, charitable public figure is...

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Tweet Sensation

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 4:05 PM

A D.C. Power Player is someone making serious moves in Washington D.C., and producing memorable work that reverberates beyond its city limits. It is a term often reserved exclusively for politicians, diplomats, and high-profile media figures. But change-makers can be found at all levels, in every arena, shaping the agenda...

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Social Good Stars: Andy Bales, CEO of Union Rescue Mission, on Helping Our Homeless Friends

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 10:10 AM

This is the fifteenth installment of the Impact series, #SocialGoodStars. The people highlighted here are passionate, dedicated philanthropists, strengths to their communities, and social media masters. They also happily share their vast knowledge with others, making them shine as leaders in the Social Good world. You can read the fourteenth...

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18 Quotes for Giving Tuesday

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 2:11 PM

When social good star Henry Timms created Giving Tuesday in 2012, he envisioned an initiative that would make a difference, and change the world -- one amazing, inspiring cause at a time. What is Giving Tuesday? It's a new national day of giving, following Thanksgiving, Small...

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Kudos! Celebrating Military Heroes: Veteran's Challenge Raises $448,000

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 12:28 PM

Back in May, in honor of Memorial Day, an inspiring challenge was announced. Together, all the supporters of our military friends, together with Craig Newmark and the Rahr Foundation, were going to achieve an amazing goal: to provide more than $100,000 in cash awards to at...

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57 Simple Ways to Make Someone's Day

(1) Comments | Posted June 2, 2013 | 6:15 PM

"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and start with the person nearest you." -Mother Teresa

Recently, I ran across something that got me thinking again about the beauty of a simple kindness. And about the astonishing power and positive impact even the smallest kind word or...

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Celebrating Heroes: Craig Newmark, Rahr Foundation Awarding $100,000 to Military Charities in USA Contest

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 2:14 PM

"Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with." ― Brodi Ashton

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, is a passionate advocate for our military heroes, veterans and their families. When he let me know about his new project, giving away $100,000 in...

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Naomi Campbell's Social Good Style

(8) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 3:00 PM

There is a reason that humanity is drawn to great stories of achievement: acts of generosity that elevate our perspective, and endeavors so amazing they defy comprehension. Remember the poem "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" -- the tale of a flower standing tall despite its surroundings? The three of...

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Games for Good:, Giving and Social Good Through Gaming

(2) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 8:55 AM

"Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond." -- Bryan Matteo

The beauty of combining gaming with social good is that it's easy to engage people without requiring any change in behavior or large time...

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Social Good Stars: Catchafire's Rachael Chong on How Pro-Bono Changes the World - And You

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 2:07 PM

"You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world." ― Woodrow Wilson

A few years back I was introduced to Catchafire, and it has become a favorite organization....

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Let's All Help Make Sure There's No Kid Hungry!

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 6:05 PM

"Hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice." -- Jacques Diouf

The holiday season is filled with so many positive things: family, friends, festivity, gifts, great food.

But what if you didn't have enough to eat? What if you were a child who didn't have...

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Disney Magic: Helping Kids Turn Virtual Good Into Real Change

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 11:21 AM

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff

Children are wonderfully happy little people who naturally love to help others. With a natural curiosity and a knack for turning most anything into a joyful, playful game, they...

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Creative Ways Companies Are Giving Back Through Social Media

(16) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 5:47 PM

This post is co-authored by Reg Saddler.

"Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you." -- James Freeman Clarke

Each year around this time, as the smell of cocoa, pine wreaths and warm, cozy fires fill the air, we all become just a little...

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The Inspired Philanthropy of Denise Ilitch

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 3:10 PM

This post was co-written by celebrity philanthropist Heather Robinson.

What motivates someone to give? What sparks the voice within to declare "I want to change the world?" Two simple questions that provide a glimpse of the scope and depth of one's philanthropic perspective. Questions that the dynamic

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KULA Causes: Your Rewards Points, Miles Equal Cash Charity Donations!

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 11:30 AM

"As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way." ― Mary Anne Radmacher

These days, we might like to give cash gifts to so many wonderful organizations, but just can't donate as much as we want. Well, there's a clever new solution that makes it...

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Global Impact Awards Give $23 Million to Charities to Spur Innovation, Help Girls and Minority Students

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Nonprofits have longed for years to have access to the best technology. Often, even the best of ideas have challenges when technology is involved, whether it's a technical or a funding issue. That's where the newly-announced Google Global Impact Awards come in.

When you think of advancements in technology, engineering...

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14 Unexpected Ways to Volunteer for Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 5:00 PM

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ The Dalai Lama

Every year, Thanksgiving reminds us of all the things we have to be grateful for all year. It's the launching of a season of extra compassion...

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Interesting Facts on Electronics Recycling and Sustainability

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 12:13 PM

"Our choices at all levels -- individual, community, corporate and government -- affect nature. And they affect us." -- David Suzuki

November 15 was America Recycles Day, and a great reminder about how important recycling is not only for the environment, but for jobs and the economy as...

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