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  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2008
    [2008] Digging deeper into the portable social graph
    Facebook Connect was announced a few days ago, and, of course, it’s the talk of the Web 2.0 world. Beth Kanter, as always, has a nice overview of what it is, and what it might mean. Google Friend Connect has been around for a few months, but they just opened it up to everyone last week. What do these two toolsets mean?
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2008
    [2008] An Interview with Susan Citro and Evan Parker about Nature Conservancy's Flickr Group
    The Nature Conservancy has used Flickr Group to host a photo contest on its Web site. Here's an interview with Nature Conservancy staff members Evan Parker and Susan Citro about how the organization is using Flickr. Why did your decide to set up a group on Flickr? We have had really great success on both fronts. Keep them engaged. Any gotchas?
  • HAVE FUN - DO GOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008
    [2008] 29-Day Giving Challenge: An Interview with Cami Walker
    I'll be starting the challenge again on October 30, 2008 so that the 29th day of my challenge will be on November 27, 2008, American Thanksgiving. Below is an edited transcript of an interview from October 11, 2008 with Cami Walker, the founder of the 29-Day Giving Challenge, which you can also listen to on the Big Vision Podcast.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2008
    [2008] Measuring the Value of Your Blog: Reflections Over the Last Year
    For example, in April 2007 I wrote 52 posts, but in April 2008 I wrote 61. In early 2008 it was slightly lower for several reasons. In June 2008, it has more than doubled. Those that are simply announcement or share a pointer to an event or resources do not get comments. I had less of those in May, 2008 compared to May 2007.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tool #10: Filezilla
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #10: Filezilla February 7, 2008 I decided that most of the tools I’ve been talking about so far (except WordPress and Joomla) are internet clients for one type of protocol or another.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tool #12: Miro
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #12: Miro February 26, 2008 Miro used to be called “Democracy Player&#. Miro is basically a video player, which can recognize RSS feeds, and automatically download videos.
  • STEVE BRIDGER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2008
    [2008] Today something good happened
    Why is there no global search engine for good news? Imagine… a humungous aggregator of all the positive good that millions of people have done today. The tiny, but not so insignificant acts of kindness and philanthropy, which if joined together would add up to one heck of a powerful narrative for a more just world. Did they bother to look? .
  • SOCIAL ACTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009
    [2008] Social Actions presentation at Google Tech Talk, September 16, 2008
    On September 16, 2008, Peter Deitz and I presented Social Actions' initiative, including the search interface and open API, at a Google Tech Talk. We have been asking to view the video since that time, and received notice last night that the video had just been posted to YouTube at the following URL: [link].
  • ROBERT WEINER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [2008] Lame Spam of the Day: Lehman Brothers Centre for Women 2008 Newsletter
    But the real clincher is that the subject line says it''s a newsletter from March, 2008. Subject: Lehman Brothers Centre for Women in Business March 2008 Newsletter. It''s been a while since I got a spam message that rose to the level of true lameness (maybe because I''ve improved my anti-spam tools), but this one hit the target.
  • HAVE FUN - DO GOOD  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2008
    [2008] Change.org Launches Blog Network, And They're Hiring
    When Change.org started less than two years ago, its main focus was to be a social network where nonprofits and their supporters could connect and take action. In early October, the network re-launched as a social action blog network. Women's Rights by Jen N. Like other social networks, Change.org members can also "friend" and email each other.
  • HAVE FUN - DO GOOD  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2008
    [2008] Make a Difference From Home: Be a Virtual Volunteer
    You're busy, but you want to volunteer--why not try being a virtual volunteer! Virtual or online volunteering allows you to do your volunteer work online. Wondering what kind of things you could help with? TheSite.org also has a long list of virtual volunteer ideas in its article, What Can a Virtual Volunteer Do? virtual volunteer
  • HAVE FUN - DO GOOD  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008
    [2008] Give the Gift of Time Together for the Holidays
    When you're on your death bed looking back on your life, what will you remember most, the stuff you received as gifts, or the time you spent with the people you care about? On Wednesday I posted 10 Lists of Holiday Gifts That Give Back. Each had a sand dollar glued on the top for decoration. The family opened the boxes in order, by size.
  • MICHAEL STEIN'S NON-PROFIT TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008
    [2008] Social media and the Surveillance Culture
    Living as I do right in the heart of D.C., things like this happen: I had lunch the other day with a friend who is very knowledgeable about the hacker world within in the so-called "intelligence community". This is a world where it's common to get your secret clearance before you are old enough to buy a beer. The same with Second Life.
  • MICHAEL STEIN'S NON-PROFIT TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2008
    [2008] Building your Donor base on Facebook - The Nature Conservancy's experience.
    There's been a lot of excitement in the last year about social networking in general, and about Facebook in particular. And a lot of talk about the value of social networking for non-profits. But is there really a return on investment for non-profit participation on these sites? Here's a success story. You can find the presentation here.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2008
    [2008] YouTube Community Celebrates Charities on 12/17: Make A Video
    On December 17th, the Youtube community will participate in a video making party that celebrates charities. YouTube users are invited to make a video about their favorite charity and why they support it. Here's the how to and you can find the templates here. Here's more about this community effort
  • NTEN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2008
    [2008] On a Personal Note: Looking Back on 2008 and Thinking About 2009
    Last week, I sent an email to our current members, thanking them for being part of NTEN in 2008 and reminding them about early renewal. It made me think back on 2008 and how much NTEN has grown -- in community and activity -- over the past year. NTEN Staff It's October, which means early renewal for 2009 memberships here at NTEN.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2008
    [2008] What is private? What is public?
    June 10, 2008 Today, someone on the progressive exchange list asked about a tool called Rapleaf. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What is private? What is public? space. But that’s not the point of this post. When is data public?
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
    [2008] Debunking Five Myths of Online Fundraising
    In January 2008, the Barack Obama campaign raised $28 million online-88 percent of the total funds raised. Thon Morse, Kimbia. This article was originally published on Kimbia's website.]. Today's challenging economic times mean a lot of nonprofits are looking for new ways to raise money. Myth #2: People won't give online. have shopped online.
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    This entry was posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2008 at 3:24 pm and is filed under CRM , Technology. Comments Mark | Thursday, 14 August 2008 at 5:38 pm A scary clown. Brendan Lally | Monday, 18 August 2008 at 1:22 pm really feel they should tweak the SF forums to not interpert semi-colons now that Apex and VF is getting more traction.
  • MUSEUM 2.0  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008
    [2008] 826 Valencia: Education! Humor! Pirates!
    In the museum world, we often talk about lowering barriers to entry, helping people get through the door. And so today we look at an educational facility (not a museum) that swabs the deck with these barriers. It makes them walk the plank. 826 Valencia is a tutoring center. It's not a shlock gift shop. But that's not why I bring it up here.
  • MUSEUM 2.0  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008
    [2008] Design for Social Engagement: Pointing at Exhibits
    What makes an exhibit “social?” How do you design an object experience that encourages participation among visitors? This blog often analyzes how websites, designed spaces, even dogs promote participatory experiences among users. Today, we look inward for a how-to on one type of participatory design as applied to museum exhibits. The sun is big.
  • MUSEUM 2.0  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2008
    [2008] Two Tagging Projects that Make Sense
    Collection-tagging projects (in which visitors assign keywords to items in a collection) have always left me cold. Tagging is such a functional activity, and if you don't see direct benefit from doing it, the interest in it as a fun afternoon activity is pretty low. Why am I suddenly compelled to check out owl nests and describe Asian pottery?
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    Last Updated on Thursday, 6 March 2008 10:35 Written by Steve Wednesday, 5 March 2008 09:01 My intrepid co-worker Matthew noticed this standard button on the Activity Related list. This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm and is filed under CRM , Technology. Monday, 10 March 2008 at 5:52 pm [.]
  • WILD APRICOT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008
    [2008] Wild Apricot Blog : 10 Reasons Why Every Nonprofit Must Have a Blog
  • SOCIALFISH   |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2008
    [2008] Pretty much all you need to know on how to use Twitter
    | View | Upload your own This awesome slideshow by Stephen Collins ( @trib ) is about language, resistance, communication, understanding. See what you think! Do you recognize yourself or your reluctant association? Food for thought and an interesting way to think about Twitter. That may change - the social media world is fickle and so am I!
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008
    [2008] Pew Internet and American Life Project: Future of the Internet
    The Pew Internet and American Life Project has issued its annual forecast of “ The Future of the Internet.”  It offers predictions for the Internet in 2020.    Here's the high points: The mobile device will be the primary connection tool to the Internet for most people in the world in 2020. It’s the human plight, I suppose.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008
    [2008] Marking Human Rights Day: The Image That Opened My Eyes To Human Rights Abuses
    For 15 years, WITNESS has harnessed the power of video to advance human rights.  In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. on December 10th, they are asking folks to create a video sharing a story about what image first opened you eyes to human rights abuses.  (You can find the information here.)
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2008
    [2008] Social Media for Social Change Behind the Nonprofit Firewall
    | View | Upload your own. Earlier this week I wrote a post about the Indianapolis Museum of Art's social media strategy - that it was everywhere within the organization. Obviously, this is the result of starting with a small group, lots of conversation, and some culture change. It was nice to have a quick conversation with a couple of staff members.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2008
    [2008] Managing Your Social Networking Presence: What is the best skill set?
    I'm in Chicago for the Making Media Connections Conference. Today is a full menu of workshops before tomorrow's conference. In passing, Heather made a comment, "You need to have a person with the right skill set to manage your organization's social networking presence." " I asked what the specific skills were. risk taker.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008
    [2008] Social Media Snack Facts: 74% Use Social Networks To Manage Peer-to-Peer Relationships
    Source: Universal McCann International Social Media Research Wave 3 The PDF Version is available here. have a collection of social media snack facts misc. bites I've screen captured from research studies about social media over the past couple of years. They've even been helpful to others in preparing presentations. Jeremiah Owyang has more here.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008
    [2008] How To Be An (effective) Social Butterfly
    How To Be A Social Media Butterfly View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: brigida danielle ). Danielle Brigida has posted an excellent slide show about her work flow as the social media person for the NWF. like her point about listening is actionable! In other words, your content reflects the community
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2008
    [2008] What is cloud computing?
    August 11, 2008 You’ve likely heard a lot about “ cloud computing “ And what’s true is that the sales-talk about computing in the cloud certainly makes the conceptual issues behind it, honestly, well, cloudy. That’s really all it is – there isn’t anything fancy about it. Make sure access is secure.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2008
    [2008] WeAreMedia Project
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology WeAreMedia Project August 13, 2008 Yet another great NTEN project is happening, spearheaded by Beth Kanter, to develop a Social Media toolkit for Nonprofits. think I can write something up. Be Helpful.
  • AFP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2008
    [2008] The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Live Discussions
    Transcript of a Live Chat from Chronicle of PhilanthropyThe Chronicle of Philanthropy: Live Discussions: "How Charities Can Raise Money With Twitter and Other Social-Networking ToolsTuesday, November 25, at 12 noon, U.S.
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Saving Time with the Metadata API Saving Time with the Metadata API Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 August 2008 09:08 Written by Steve Wednesday, 6 August 2008 09:08 We’ve done about 20 Salesforce implementations, and have 5 more going right now. We then customize that to their needs.
  • NTEN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008
    [2008] Congratulations Julie Chapman and NPower Greater DC!
    Meyer Foundation with the 2008 Meyer Foundation Exponent Award. You know we like to shower our NTEN members with awards and brag about their leadership in the nonprofit technology community. We also get choked up when we hear our members are being recognized by the wider nonprofit and social advocacy communities. " Congratulations
  • IDEALWARE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2008
    [2008] Ask Idealware: Who's Using Salesforce? | Idealware
    By Laura Quinn , January 3, 2008 Don asks : Who is successfully using Salesforce as a CRM and communication tool? What features do they make most use of? What do they wish it could do that it wont? What modules do they utilize? How much is it costing? Is there a community of developers or programmers out there to help customize?
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Workout Plan in Google Spreadsheet Workout Plan in Google Spreadsheet Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2008 10:16 Written by Steve Monday, 21 April 2008 09:36 That’s a summary of my triathlon training plan for 2008 published as a Google gadget. Then track the actual workouts.
  • NTEN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009
    [2008] 2008 IT Staffing & Spending Report Now Available for Download
    The nonprofit sector works hard to use technology effectively, but it's an uphill battle. Financial resources are limited. Technology changes quickly, and there's a lot of it out there doing lots of different things — even within the same areas. What should your organization budget for IT expenditures? It's Free!
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008
    [2008] Austrian Mountain Top
    Neil Soiffer of Design Sciences took this nice picture of me on the top of the mountain for the ICCHP conference's Mountain Attack on July 12th, 2008. I love my digital camera and taking lots of pictures. However, most times that means I'm not in the picture.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2008
    [2008] Rate your CMS!
    April 23, 2008 NTEN is doing some great work getting information about the use of different kinds of tools in the sector, and how people are using them. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Rate your CMS! and how they like them. Be Helpful.
  • HAVE FUN - DO GOOD  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2007
    [2008] What Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions?
    "[S]top thinking about how crazy the times are, and start thinking about what the crazy times demand."-- Seth Godin A couple weeks ago blogger Latoya Peterson posted her 2008 Activist Resolutions on Racialicious. What are your 2008 Activist Resolutions? Africa is not a country. It is a continent." I'd like to up that number to 6.
  • BEACONFIRE WIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2008
    [2008] | Beaconfire Wire
    Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed? 05/26/2010: Don’t forget your content 05/24/2010: IE6 Is Dead. Long Live IE6! privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting
  • AMY SAMPLE WARD  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008
    [2008] Why I gave $20.09
    started 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa with the simple goal of working fulltime on Social Actions by July 1st. Peter Deitz is the man behind Social Actions and here’s is how the $20.09 fundraising campaign started: For the last 2.5 Remarkably, my efforts have paid off. So, I gave $20.09 and you can, too! Go Social Actions!&#. Thanks!
  • CONFESSIONS OF A NON-PROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008
    [2008] Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog
    What we’re reading, week of 12/1 « i On Nonprofits said: [.] 4, 2008 From Non-Profit Tech Blog… Are you a “nonprofit&# or a “charity&# ? excellent December 2008 post from the Nonprofit Tech Blog discusses online search trends for the two terms, with some surprising results. Copy, paste, refine. Giddy up!
  • CONFESSIONS OF A NON-PROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2008
    [2008] Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog
    What we’re reading, week of 12/1 « i On Nonprofits said: [.] 4, 2008 From Non-Profit Tech Blog… Are you a “nonprofit&# or a “charity&# ? excellent December 2008 post from the Nonprofit Tech Blog discusses online search trends for the two terms, with some surprising results. Copy, paste, refine. Giddy up!
  • CONFESSIONS OF A NON-PROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2008
    [2008] Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog
    What we’re reading, week of 12/1 « i On Nonprofits said: [.] 4, 2008 From Non-Profit Tech Blog… Are you a “nonprofit&# or a “charity&# ? excellent December 2008 post from the Nonprofit Tech Blog discusses online search trends for the two terms, with some surprising results. Copy, paste, refine. Giddy up!
  • CONFESSIONS OF A NON-PROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2008
    [2008] Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog
    What we’re reading, week of 12/1 « i On Nonprofits said: [.] 4, 2008 From Non-Profit Tech Blog… Are you a “nonprofit&# or a “charity&# ? excellent December 2008 post from the Nonprofit Tech Blog discusses online search trends for the two terms, with some surprising results. Copy, paste, refine. Giddy up!
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2008
    [2008] Ho Ho Ho Hat - Not So Happy Holiday
    Dave Wallace and Mike Seyfang invited to participate on their 2008 was the year of. podcast with Laurel Papworth , Mark Pesce , and Kent Newsome Had a great conversation and picked up some interesting tidbits. There's an easter egg on Flickr.  Type ho ho ho hat into a note on your photo and it will add a Santa Hat.   Evernote
  • CONFESSIONS OF A NON-PROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2008
    [2008] Learn from the Millenials and how they do Nonprofit 2.0 | Non-Profit Tech Blog
    Posted in Brand & Identity, Fundraising Strategy by Jake on June 16th, 2008 The nonprofit tech blog is in my aggregator, so I recommend it is in [.] Pipes (1) Nonprofit 2.0 Learn from the Millennials and How They Do Nonprofit 2.0 06.15.08 | 3440 1 Comment [link] Learn+from+the+Millennials+and+How+They+Do+Nonprofit+2.0 Be nice. No spam.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2008
    [2008] Twitter for Dummies: Nominate A Charity to Receive Proceeds - I nominated one of the first Charities to raise money using Twitter.
    Last August, 2008, 250 wired geeks at Gnomdex used Twitter to raise college tuition for a young Cambodian woman in 90 minutes ! That's when I used Twitter for the first time for fundraising for a charity.   Was that the first a charity used Twitter for fundraising? 
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2008
    [2008] It’s my social graph, darn it!
    January 4, 2008 Some interesting things are happening in Web2.0 Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology It’s my social graph, darn it! Why did Scoble get booted (he has since been reinstated)? admin 01.04.08 at 8:10 pm Agreed, totally!
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tool #2: Limesurvey
    But, a very nice soul at MayFirst/people-link, where we house the NOSI site, set up Limesurvey for us, so we’re using that. Limesurvey is actually quite powerful. Like many free and open source software tools, it leans toward the powerful, flexible side, rather than the slick, easy to use side. So it has its challenges. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2008
    [2008] Another good reason for nonprofits to use FOSS
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Another good reason for nonprofits to use FOSS January 6, 2008 This is an amazing example of the kinds of flexibility that is difficult or impossible to get with proprietary software. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008
    [2008] Please take the NOSI survey
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Please take the NOSI survey January 7, 2008 In my work with NOSI (the Nonprofit Open Source Initiative,) I’ve become really interested in how FOSS is used in nonprofit organizations. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008
    [2008] Update on social network portability
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Update on social network portability January 8, 2008 Last week, I covered the Richard Scoble dust-up. think that people are getting wary of social networks where they have no control over their own data.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki January 15, 2008 I have become a fan, nay, a devotee of DokuWiki. I’ve always liked wikis, and I have used MediaWiki a lot in the past, and I do like it. love it!
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008
    [2008] This week in FOSS
    OpenAds , an open source ad server (very cool) just got tons of $ in financing. company that provides services for Ruby on Rails got a bunch of funding. So what does this mean for you, o struggling nonprofit organization? This is going to make these projects better, and make support for them more available. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tools #1 – #100
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tools #1 – #100 January 17, 2008 I just though I’d take a brief pause to explain my criteria for these 100 tools that I’ll be covering this year. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tool #9 : Pidgin
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #9 : Pidgin February 5, 2008 While I’m on the subject of chat, I figured I could talk about Pidgin. Pidgin is a multiprotocol IM (Instant Messenger) client. Zephyr. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008
    [2008] Free and Open Source Tool #11: Azureus
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and Open Source Tool #11: Azureus February 15, 2008 Azureus (now called Azureus Vuze) is the best bittorrent client I have ever used. It’s quite amazing. It’s got a lot under the hood.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008
    [2008] Talking at the Politics Online Conference
    It’s a conference that is an event of the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet. I’ve never been – online politics has never really been my focus. Freelance Switch Gavin’s Digital Diner Idealware Jon Stahl’s Journal Lifehacker LinuxChix – Be Polite. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2008
    [2008] Free and Open Source Tool #13: Flock
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and Open Source Tool #13: Flock March 9, 2008 I’m running behind, so I need to catch up in the next week or so. I’m still on internet clients, believe it or not, and still have some to go.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2008
    [2008] If it’s good enough for the Navy …
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology If it’s good enough for the Navy … March 13, 2008 In a surprising move, the US Navy will stop buying proprietary hardware and software, and only buy open systems. This could be a watershed moment.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2008
    [2008] On my way to NTC
    Lots of wonderful folks, should be great panels. I’m in a little bit different of a place this year, than last. Last year I was just re-emerging from having taken a break to go to seminary, and not quite exactly sure what I was doing. think it will be a great time. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2008
    [2008] News in open source and open standards
    Interestingly enough, lots of developing world countries voted against it. There’s lots of great details on Groklaw. Venture capitalists are liking open source more and more. Why do we nptechies care? More $ toward open source is a tide that lifts all boats. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008
    [2008] Free and Open Source Tool #16: CiviCRM
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and Open Source Tool #16: CiviCRM April 21, 2008 In honor of the webinar that is happening in a couple of weeks, I figured I’d talk a bit about CiviCRM. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2008
    [2008] It’s been a while…
    Freelance Switch Gavin’s Digital Diner Idealware Jon Stahl’s Journal Lifehacker LinuxChix – Be Polite. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008
    [2008] Google Health launches … and it’s not HIPAA compliant
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Google Health launches … and it’s not HIPAA compliant May 20, 2008 Yesterday, the big news is that Google Health launched. Sounds pretty interesting, but hold on a second. Here’s why.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2008
    [2008] Tidbits
    Is this a bad thing? Myspace is going with OpenID ! That’s a great step. There are some other interesting moves outlined in that great post by Marshall Kirpatrick, my currently favorite ReadWriteWeb blogger Android for the masses, iPhone for the rich? Read an interview of an Android developer. So far, it’s simply vaporware. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2008
    [2008] Nonprofit Technology Link Love
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Nonprofit Technology Link Love July 30, 2008 Here are posts from a small sampling of bloggers I regularly read: Holly Ross shows her geek cred in a great post about DNS. Beth is, of course, THE web 2.0
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2008
    [2008] Speaking of open social networks …
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Speaking of open social networks … August 14, 2008 I just joined identi.ca. You can log in using OpenID. All really great stuff. you can have private groups. twitter can’t do that What do you think?
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008
    [2008] Hiatus
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Hiatus August 26, 2008 As many of you know, I’m about to make a big move: to the left coast, to the big city of Oakland (or thereabouts). This is a good move for me, in many ways. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008
    [2008] Find me in my “office”
    volunteered to be the “expert&# in residence for the “Program&# track of Office Hours. The description: “ Talk with Michelle about internal software systems – document and knowledge management, CRM, client management databases, intranets, etc.&# So, come join me. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
    [2008] Welcome to the new theme!
    September 22, 2008 I changed my Word Press theme, mostly because I was getting a bit tired of the old one, and wanted something really simple. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Welcome to the new theme! Be Helpful.
  • BEACONFIRE WIRE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2008
    [2008] Beaconfire will be at SXSW (with your help!) | Beaconfire Wire
    Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed? 05/26/2010: Don’t forget your content 05/24/2010: IE6 Is Dead. Long Live IE6! Three teams. Two days. One special ingredient. It’s up to YOU.
  • AFP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008
    [2008] FT.com / Home UK / UK - Charity begins in the office
    FT.com / Home UK / UK - Charity begins in the office: "Charity begins in the officeBy Sarah MurrayPublished: November 11 2008 02:00 | Last updated: November 11 2008 02:00TechnoServe received a $2.9m grant from Microsoft last August.
  • NTEN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008
    [2008] Welcome to Our New Board Members!
    The best part of working at NTEN is you: the great people in our community. love working with really smart and talented people. That's no exception when it comes to our Board of Directors.  I learn a lot from these people every day and am really excited that the board just got more amazing.  Rusty Burwell, American Lung Association. Nancy E.
  • NTEN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2008
    [2008] Day 7: Member Appreciation Month Continues With Contests and Programming
    Each morning when I get ready to blog about that day's Member Appreciation winner and activities, I first think, "They're probably going to get tired of this." " Then I remember, "Hey, I'm giving away free stuff here. How can folks get tired of that?" " So, I'm giving away more free stuff today! Check your email.)
  • NTEN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2008
    [2008] First Winner: Member Appreciation Month Give-aways Start Now
    It's the first Monday in November, which means the first of many daily give-aways. Today's prize is a free webinar coupon. The lucky NTEN member can apply it to an NTEN webinar of his/her choice. Hint: don't pick a webinar that's already free for members.). Drum roll please. Congratulations Meredith, and thank you for being an NTEN member!
  • AFP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008
    [2008] FT.com / Home UK / UK - Give and tech
    FT.com / Home UK / UK - Give and tech: "Give and techBy Emily StokesPublished: January 26 2008 02:00 | Last updated: January 26 2008 02:00In the world of Venture Philanthropy, charity begins globally and, more often than not, online.
  • AFP BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008
    [2008] Convio Hosts CASE Panel on Social Networking, Media - MarketWatch
    As a participant in a four-person
  • HAVE FUN - DO GOOD  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2008
    [2008] Olympic Protest Campaigns: Which is More Effective?
    The Olympics open today in China to a multitude of emotions, including anger from Tibetan, Darfurian, and Burmese human rights activists about China's role in the conflicts in these countries. They are asking people to Switch Over to Darfur , and watch the webcasts when sponsors' commercials air. It inspires, not tires. What do you think
  • NETWORK-CENTRIC ADVOCACY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2008
    [2008] Collaborative Paper: What to do in the nonprofit sector to offset the economic crash.
    Here is the paper to get the Cascading Failure discussion going. decided to also put it on a wiki. The answer on how we understand and survive this meltdown is out there in the network. The network better have a space to start kicking it around. Please join in the discussion. nonprofitnetworks.wetpaint.com.
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Leadership Ladders Leadership Ladders Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2008 06:57 Written by Steve Wednesday, 30 January 2008 06:57 Jon Stahl wrote a nice piece on Leadership Ladders and how we’re doing them in Salesforce. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site.
  • FROGLOOP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008
    [2008] Who Will Be the Next $100,000 Purpose Prize Winner? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop
    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 02:08PM | by James OMalley Civic Ventures is seeking nominations for the 2008 Purpose Prize. Start your nomination today for the 2008 Purpose Prize. Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. The Deadline is March 1. Her idea is now a reality. To create a new comment, use the form below.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tool #1: Thunderbird
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #1: Thunderbird January 3, 2008 Before the holidays, I promised that I’d do 100 posts this year on free and open source tools. Shame on me.) Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tool #4: GIMP
    Now, it’s one of a very few choices that work on Linux – and it’s the best by far. GIMP is a very full-featured image manipulation program. Just about all of what Photoshop does, it does. I’m not a designer or photographic expert, but it’s a pretty amazing program. Just joking.)  Oh, and one more thing. Sandra. R.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tool #5: WordPress
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #5: WordPress January 24, 2008 It seems like a good day to talk about WordPress. Here is yet another amazing free and open source tool getting a lot of good attention. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008
    [2008] What I’m up to these days
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What I’m up to these days January 29, 2008 As you might have noticed, my blogging has diminished a bit. It’s because, basically, I am about as busy as I’ve been in a very long time. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tool #7: Firefox
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #7: Firefox January 31, 2008 This almost feels like cheating, talking about Firefox. Firefox, is, of course, the FOSS application that is on more desktops than all the others, combined.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [2008] New tools
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology New tools February 5, 2008 Last week, I spent too much time watching demos from DEMO , which is this twice yearly event that showcases the most bleeding edge internet technology. Have a look at the demo.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tool #8:XChat
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #8:XChat February 5, 2008 This is, really a post both about a tool ( XChat ) and about IRC (Internet Relay Chat.) XChat is one of quite a few IRC clients. It’s also scriptable.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008
    [2008] Data Portability update
    figured, since I’ve been getting a bit involved in the community, I’d give a bit of a summary of what’s going on, and what will possibly come from this effort. Dataportability.org – the organization, has gotten a lot of press in the tech industry lately because some very big players recently joined. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008
    [2008] An interesting call from danah boyd
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology An interesting call from danah boyd February 8, 2008 Those of you steeped deeply in Web 2.0 know danah boyd. She’s a brilliant academic who studies social networks. That’s super depressing.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2008
    [2008] Tidbits
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tidbits February 14, 2008 These are tidbits of things I’ve gotten recently from vendors, or gotten via feeds or twitter. Kintera opens a Developers Challenge.  Setup of all three has a one time fee.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2008
    [2008] Reflection and Evaluation
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Reflection and Evaluation March 10, 2008 Michele Martin, one of my fave bloggers, has a great post today on Reflective Practice. Unfortunately, none of them had an answer to that question. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2008
    [2008] Post-NTC Ramblings
    want to give huge props to Holly and all of the NTEN crew for putting on a fabulous conference. It was incredibly well organized and smooth running, the food and snacks were great, and the parties rocked. The conference was rich with great speakers and content, and it’s great to see how far things have come. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2008
    [2008] How to choose a CRM
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology How to choose a CRM March 26, 2008 I’ll be doing a webinar on open source CRMs tomorrow. also wrote a software choice worksheet , that can help with the process of looking at a wide variety of tools.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008
    [2008] Free and Open Source tool #14: SugarCRM
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and Open Source tool #14: SugarCRM March 27, 2008 Since I’ve been covering CRMs for the webinar today, I figured I’d switch categories on my free and open source software list. Be Helpful.
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