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  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2008
    [2008] Guam and the Consortium
    The final stop for my Micronesia trip was Guam, a U.S. territory. Arriving on Guam felt like coming back to the United States, although it's more like Hawaii than the mainland! Guam has a huge American military presence: the armed forces control about a third of the island. The presence is growing: the U.S. Not quite ready for students, yet!
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2008
    [2008] Reflections on Micronesia
    Micronesia left quite an impression on me. It's great to go to completely different places, spending time learning about history, politics, issues and culture from new perspectives. think it's one of the great perks of my job, working in the nonprofit sector. Something that made a big impression on me were the wrecks. The U.S.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2008
    [2008] Skoll World Forum in Oxford
    I'm coming home from my annual pilgrimage to Oxford for the Skoll World Forum. The Forum has become the international event for social entrepreneurs, and has now been heavily, heavily oversubscribed for the last two years. For me, the highlights are the networking (especially peer networking) and the rockstar plenaries. More in my next post
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008
    [2008] Looking back at the Skoll World Forum
    It's amazing how time flies so quickly these days. blinked and the Skoll Forum was already in the past. It's worth recapping some of the events that stuck in my brain. On the opening evening, my favorite section was when Pat Mitchell (former head of PBS) moderated Dr. Nafis Sadik, Karen Tse and Jody Williams. Jimmy Carter's keynote was awesome.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008
    [2008] Zeno's British Airways Baggage Paradox
    I remember being fascinated with Zeno's Paradox as a kid. The version I heard had to do with never getting someplace because you always had to get half-way there first (and then half-way of the remaining difference, and so on). The idea was that motion and getting someplace is an illusion. Unfortunately, solutions are an illusion. So far so good.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2008
    [2008] Visiting Aravind
    After years of hearing about the incredible Aravind Eye Hospitals , I finally was able to visit this prototypical social enterprise. Their model is to charge 30-40% of their patients enough to pay for their costs as well as the rest of the patients, as well as something extra (which generates funds for capital expansion). Dr. G.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008
    [2008] Aurolab
    Part of the systematic Aravind Hospital approach is manufacturing its own supplied through its Aurolab social enterprise affiliate. I was able to visit the new manufacturing facility just outside Madurai. Start making it more affordably. Repeat. They also make dozens of pharmaceuticals: if it goes into your eye as eyedrops, they probably make it.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2008
    [2008] Tamil Nadu Temples
    Virginia and Kate, my wife and daughter, volunteered to come along with me on my one-week trip to South India. So, I extended it to two weeks and added a trip to Madurai as part of that. After visiting Aravind Eye Hospital and Aurolab, we started on our vacation time. South India is famous for its temples. It has numerous spectacular towers.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2008
    [2008] The Seminar in Chennai
    The main reason for my visit to South India was the National Seminar on Print Access For All, which was organized by the dynamic Mr. Krishnaswamy. He has taken on delivering print access as his personal project after his retirement from a senior police force role. enjoyed giving my 20 minute talk on Bookshare.org and building a global library.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2008
    [2008] Worth Trust: Scanning in Tamil Nadu
    My first social enterprise visit in Chennai was to one of the offices of Worth Trust, our social enterprise partner in Tamil Nadu. Thanks to funding from the Lavelle Fund, we've been able to set up a scanning facility to produce books there. Worth Trust is a social enterprise with the goal of employing people with disabilities.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2008
    [2008] Worth Trust, Part II
    After visiting the Chennai operation of Worth Trust, Viji and I journeyed to Katpadi, the town where Worth Trust is headquartered. Around the town are quite a number of Worth Trust enterprises. One of the enterprises we stopped by made the hand-tricycles I saw all over the region. Worth Trust makes and sells these accessible tricycles. It was fun!
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008
    [2008] Literacy for a billion: PlanetRead
    One of the most exciting literacy social enterprises that I've run into is PlanetRead. Founded by Indian Institute of Management professor Brij Kothari, the first concept was same language subtitling. When Brij heard I was going to South India, he insisted I visit his team in Pondicherry. Planet Read added subtitles to Bollywood music videos.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2008
    [2008] Remembering Peter Scialli
    I know that the Bookshare.org community will be sad to hear of the passing of one of our original staff members, Peter Scialli. Peter started working with me over twenty years ago, with his access tech company ShrinkWrap Computing. The name was a play on Peter's Ph.D. This coverage really helped with a difficult transition.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
    [2008] Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (Again)
    As part of the large national award we received from the Department of Education, we are spending a lot more time in Washington. talk to lots of folks: congressional staff, members of Congress, folks at the Department of Education, the publishers, disability activists and so on. The Officer of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the Dept. of Ed.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2008
    [2008] Miradi
    There's so many cool things going on at Benetech. One of the coolest has been the reaction to our brand new environmental project management software, Miradi. Miradi is a great example of how technology can be used to more fully benefit humanity: now in the field of improving the environment! Miradi just launched and we're busy signing up users!
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2008
    [2008] NFB and Amazon.com on Accessibility
    Last year, the National Federation of the Blind took on Amazon.com about the accessibility of their website, which NFB felt at one time had been quite accessible, but which had declined in accessibility. NFB got them to commit to work on accessibility. So, someone came from Amazon.com to speak about this at this years' NFB Convention in Dallas.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2008
    [2008] AxsJAX at Google
    John Crossman (Benetech's Director of Engineering) and I attended an interesting and exciting Google Open Source talk on AxsJAX at Google this week, by Charles Chen (the developer of FireVox) and T.V. Raman (the developer of EMACSpeaks). They are tackling the challenge of making the richer Web more accessible.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
    [2008] Social Enterprise in Scotland: the World Forum
    I'm here in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the first-ever Social Enterprise World Forum. There are over 400 attendees from twenty-five countries, all here to talk about how to use business to accomplish social outcomes. And Scotland is a logical place for such an event. visited the One World Shop and learned about the history of the fair trade movement.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2008
    [2008] First trip to China
    I'm now on my first-ever trip to mainland China, thanks to the Hadley School for the Blind twentieth anniversary of their China school. It's unusual for a U.S. nonprofit to have a China branch, but truly amazing that it's been there for twenty years. We started our visit in Hong Kong, visiting the three main nonprofits there serving the blind.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
    [2008] Fuzhou
    My first stop in mainland China is Fuzhou - 禝州 , the capital of Fujian Province. I had heard of the province, but was flabbergasted to not know the name of Fuzhou. Imagine overlooking a city of over 6 million people (described by a Fuzhou native as a "medium-sized Chinese city!"). The department stores reminded me a lot of Macy's.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
    [2008] Celebrating 20 Years of Hadley China!
    We came to Fuzhou for a celebration. Celebrating 20 years is a big deal in China. As you might imagine, it's unusual for a U.S. nonprofit to have been in China for this length of time. The big celebration was held in our hotel, which I think is the nicest hotel in Fuzhou. The main curriculum at Hadley China is around teaching English.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008
    [2008] Fuzhou School for the Blind
    After celebrating the big Hadley birthday, we got down to visiting several nonprofit organizations that assist the blind. Our first stop was the Fuzhou School for the Blind. When we arrived the students were gathered to greet us. We started with musical numbers. We arrived in China just at the end of the Paralympics.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2008
    [2008] Fuzhou to Beijing
    After a wonderful final banquet with our Hadley China hosts, we got up early to head to Beijing. I was impressed in the airport by a Starbuck's knockoff (check out the color scheme and typefont of SPR Coffee). ordered a latte and was surprised to find I had just bought a US $12 cup of coffee. to get her university education.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2008
    [2008] China Braille Press
    The China Braille Press was another impressive visit. Not only do they produce Braille in quantity, but the Press is also developing affordable technology for blind people such as screenreaders and talking ebook players. The facility was several buildings in a compound on the outskirts of Beijing. The Wanping area it is in is being preserved.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2008
    [2008] Beijing School for the Blind
    The Beijing School for the Blind dates back to the 19th century, back in the days where the colonial presence was strong. The facilities are impressive, more or less brand new. Our team toured the school. Like many of the agencies we visited, China is also experiencing a significant increase in kids with multiple disabilities. What an experience!
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2008
    [2008] Miradi and Conservation
    I was just able to attend an exciting conference in Vancouver, ConEx, the Conservation Learning Exchange. It was organized by The Nature Conservancy, but had folks from many of the other leading groups. For me, it was a chance to meet practitioners using our Miradi conservation project management software.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2008
    [2008] Print Access for All: Anna Reid in Chennai
    This is a guest blog from Anna Reid, an Amherst student who interned with Bookshare.org International this past summer. received a copy of her reflections and asked if I could share it with more people. Thanks to Anna for saying yes, and for sharing her experiences! This summer I interned with an organization called Benetech , a U.S.-based
  • 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.
  • FROGLOOP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2008
    [2008] M+R and NTEN CMS, Email, Fundraising Benchmarks Study - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop
    Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" More benchmark articles can be found here. All rights reserved.
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 at 3:30 pm and is filed under CRM , Technology. Comments Johan Liljegren | Thursday, 08 May 2008 at 7:39 am Nice! Scott Hemmeter | Thursday, 08 May 2008 at 11:51 pm I did one too and am amazed at how far you can traverse relationships! Why, you might ask. All Rights Reserved.
  • SEE WHAT'S OUT THERE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008
    [2008] See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » The 2nd Annual DoGooderTV Nonprofit Video Awards
    Entries will be accepted until February 15, 2008 at which time finalists will be determined. beginning March 1, 2008; individuals will be able to vote on their favorite entry through March 20, 2008. The grand prize winner will be announced at NTEN’s annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in New Orleans on March 21.
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home New Build of Mac Data Loader New Build of Mac Data Loader Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2008 08:39 Written by Steve Tuesday, 22 January 2008 08:39 Salesforce dean and Mac enthusiast Simon Fell was so kind as to do an updated build of the Salesforce Data Loader for Mac.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2008
    [2008] News from NTC ‘08
    In 2008? MPower Open , an enterprise CRM, is both open source, and has great open APIs. There will be way more on this in later posts. Convio keeps drinking the “open&# coolaid (although they have a ways to go.) They released their Convio/Salesforce connector on Salesforce.com AppExchange. They also launched their blog. Seriously?
  • FROGLOOP  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2008
    [2008] ePhilanthropy: 10 Valuable Tips for Shooting Web Video - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop
    Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" hope to see you there. To create a new comment, use the form below.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008
    [2008] The search for good web conferencing, take 2
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The search for good web conferencing, take 2 January 31, 2008 Back in August, I did a review of web conferencing tools, with a decidedly unusual slant – as a presenter, I had to be able to share my Linux desktop.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2008
    [2008] No more custom CMS!
    February 18, 2008 This is a rant. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology No more custom CMS! wrote that CMS back before there were any really good open source ones, like most of the custom CMS out there. But, that was then, and this is now.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008
    [2008] Why sometimes eating your own dogfood makes you want to throw up!
    February 29, 2008 OK, so we all know that I have been eating my own dogfood (that is, using Linux on the desktop) for a while now. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Why sometimes eating your own dogfood makes you want to throw up! No go. Thanks!
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2008
    [2008] Frustrations
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Frustrations March 9, 2008 As some of you who follow me on Twitter know, I ran into frustrations a few days ago with WPA. Needless to say, I’m doing that right now. gave up. Directories were shared.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008
    [2008] Michelle, the consultant
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Michelle, the consultant March 27, 2008 Someone mentioned to me that from what I write on my blog, she wouldn’t know what it is that I actually do in my consulting work. Gotta work on that. Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tool #15: MPower Open CRM
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #15: MPower Open CRM April 14, 2008 I am so far behind, it’s not funny. I’ve got to catch up. MPower is not a new product. For you purists: don’t get all upset.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2008
    [2008] What software freedom means to me
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What software freedom means to me June 25, 2008 I got some interesting comments on the last post about Linux desktops. The date was sometime in 1995. Eventually, they got a T1, and moved the server in-house.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2008
    [2008] MPower Open keeps moving forward
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology MPower Open keeps moving forward July 6, 2008 This is old news, but I’ve been busy. Bad Blogger! (I think my clients thank me for being a bad blogger.) So what’s the news? Thanks for a great site!!
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2008
    [2008] How do you keep up?
    August 5, 2008 I have been thinking for the last few days about what it means to “keep up&# with the technology field, particularly ‘net technology. I’ve been helping a client hire a temporary project manager, and so in the interview process one of the questions I ask is how people keep up with change in the field.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2008
    [2008] How’s that donor database of yours?
    December 2, 2008 In general, although I am sometimes asked, I tend to avoid assisting clients with choosing a donor database package. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology How’s that donor database of yours? So how did people like these?
  • AFP BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008
    [2008] AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Contagious Causes: Is Social Networking the Next Big Thing?
    June 2, 2008) Social networking presents tremendous opportunities for charitable fundraising, but much of its potential remains yet to be. This article appeared first in the AFP Ewire. The article is written by John Skendall. AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Contagious Causes: Is Social Networking the Next Big Thing?:
  • AFP BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2007
    [2008] Analysts: 1 Billion PCs in use by end of 2008 | Tech news blog - CNET News.com
  • AFP BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008
    [2008] AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook
    NPtech NPSocialNetwork
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008
    [2008] Cake vs. Symfony
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Cake vs. Symfony November 6, 2008 In my new explorations of PHP web application development, it seemed a good idea to get a look at both CakePHP and Symfony. tjs 4 Ariel Arjona 11.20.08 at 3:04 pm I used cake 1.2
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    This entry was posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2008 at 10:46 am and is filed under CRM , Technology. 11 Comments Pete Fifedog Fife | Thursday, 01 May 2008 at 11:41 am I would suggest anyone and everyone how has every worked with Excel know this one function! Steve | Thursday, 01 May 2008 at 1:50 pm Awesome, I’ll try out IsError()!
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    Comments Nazeer | Monday, 05 May 2008 at 3:10 am Excellent buddy. Cyndi | Wednesday, 16 July 2008 at 12:28 pm Can you give me more information on how you did this? You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. Sorry. Can you help me this. All Rights Reserved.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2008
    [2008] SaaS vs. Open Source
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology SaaS vs. Open Source September 24, 2008 I just finished writing a post for the Idealware blog about choosing SaaS vs. Open source. But the real story is much more complicated. alain mor.ph Be Helpful.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2007
    [2008] 2008 SXSW Panel Picker: You can Vote
    I've never been to South by Southwest Interactive Festival or SXSW. Only read about it online wishing I could attend. wasn't as lucky as Amy Gahran who won the free pass to attend at BlogHer. The panel selection process is done by vote and anyone can vote. Here's the link.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2008
    [2008] So where is open source in the nptech ecosystem?
    January 16, 2008 I’ve had a few interesting things happen lately which is making me wonder about what’s happening with open source, and the perceptions of open source in the nonprofit sector. As you know, NOSI is doing a survey on the use of FOSS in the nonprofit sector. Also, we have been accused in creating a biased survey.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008
    [2008] Free and open source tool #6: Joomla!
    January 29, 2008 I don’t exactly know where the exclamation point came from, but if you want a scarily easy CMS to install, Joomla is a place to start. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #6: Joomla! Be Helpful.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008
    [2008] Twitter and Nonprofits
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Twitter and Nonprofits April 10, 2008 This actually was a post to the Progressive Exchange discussion list. love twitter, which in some ways surprises me, and in some ways doesn’t. Sure, why not.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008
    [2008] The “Open Source Software is Free” myth
    Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The “Open Source Software is Free&# myth July 14, 2008 I had a startling realization a few days ago. We talk much more about the value and values that free and open source software bring to the table.
  • AFP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008
    [2008] Finextra: Qualcomm backs SMS charity donation service
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Unattended Drip Campaigns with Time-Based Workflow Unattended Drip Campaigns with Time-Based Workflow Last Updated on Thursday, 7 August 2008 08:36 Written by Steve Thursday, 7 August 2008 07:35 Earlier I faked a drip email campaign , but here’s the real deal. Thanks for the info!
  • AFP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2008
    [2008] New Haven Nonprofit Needs 150 Monitors - washingtonpost.com
    New Haven Nonprofit Needs 150 Monitors - washingtonpost.com: "Phil ShapiroPC WorldSunday, December 7, 2008; 7:19 PMIn this season of giving, one of the best ways to compound your giving is to assist organizations providing community support year round. One such organization is Concepts for Adaptive Learning, located in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008
    [2008] This makes me want to tear my hair out
    No offense to Lee Aase, who is awesome and whose Social Media University is exactly the kind of place to discuss this type of thing - I guess. Reviewing 7 ways to shorten urls? Really? Just say no. Don't over think it. Just pick one. As long as it does the job, it does not matter. There are lots of other things that matter much, much more.
  • AFP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008
    [2008] Blackbaud, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Kintera
    Announces Acquisition of KinteraCharleston, S.C. – May 29, 2008 – Blackbaud, Inc. PRESS RELEASEPress Releases: "Blackbaud, Inc. NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, announced today that it is acquiring Kintera, Inc.
  • AFP BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2008
    [2008] AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Website Features User Feedback on U.S. Charities
    Charities(Nov. 3, 2008) A new website called GreatNonprofits allows donors to post reviews and ratings of charities. AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Website Features User Feedback on U.S. Charities: "Website Features User Feedback on U.S.
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Rolling up the sleeves with VisualForce Rolling up the sleeves with VisualForce Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2008 07:58 Written by Steve Thursday, 31 July 2008 07:58 I wrote the other day that VisualForce was the real deal. One reason is that S-Controls have a shelf life baked into them.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008
    [2008] Tidbits
    One of the underlying stories of the 2008 election victory of Barack Obama is the really intelligent use of technology , in a way that will permanently change how campaigns are run in the future. Open Source Hardware: can it be done ? hope so, and I’m looking forward to see its progress. Open-Xchange just got a bunch of $. Firefox 3.1
  • AFP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2008
    [2008] WebCPA - Blackbaud to Acquire Kintera for $46 Million
  • AFP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008
    [2008] Nonprofit Communications » Blog Archive » Going from a Print Newsletter to Email: What to Leave Behind
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    This entry was posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2008 at 2:20 pm and is filed under CRM , Technology. Comments Successforce.com | Monday, 23 June 2008 at 2:26 pm VisualForce is the real deal (gokubi.com)… Back in February, I wrote that VisualForce was going to be a “game changer.” But VisualForce is amazing. Not another minute.
  • AFP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2008
    [2008] So farewell then, OLPC CTO (and dm.ca) | Computerworld Blogs
    So farewell then, OLPC CTO (and dm.ca) | Computerworld Blogs: "It's the first IT Blogwatch of 2008: in which The One Laptop Per Child project loses its CTO.
  • AFP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2008
    [2008] Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Kintera - FOXBusiness.com
    Jul 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -Blackbaud(R: 68.99, +1.48, +2.19%), Inc. Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Kintera - FOXBusiness.com: "CHARLESTON, S.C.,
  • AFP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2008
    [2008] The Long Tail of Social Networks « CauseWired
    Tom Watson's blogThe Long Tail of Social Networks « CauseWired: "The Long Tail of Social NetworksJanuary 20, 2008 · No CommentsI’ve been quiet here for a very good reason: I’ve been writing! Found via Twitter. But I wanted to point out a recent post over at GigaOM that shows the long history of online social networks.
  • AFP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
    [2008] AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Resources: Fundraising Blogs from the AFP Community
    29, 2008) They have been down the road you’re on, and their expertise is just a hop, skip and a blog away.Some seasoned fundraisers and nonprofit leaders are finding self-published online columns and articles (a.k.a. blogs) to.
  • AFP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2008
    [2008] Volunteermatch Debuts Fresh Look And New Features To Make It Easier To Volunteer
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AFP BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2008
    [2008] AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Are Tech-Savvy Millenials the New Voice of Philanthropy?
    March 24, 2008) It’s a pretty good assumption, at least from the people eWire talked to this week, that Millennials, also known as Generation Y—born in 1982 and after—show strong promise to be the next great civic-minded generation.".
  • AFP BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2008
    [2008] Digital Web Magazine - Portable Social Networks, The Building Blocks Of A Social Web
    It’s a familiar process, but in 2008 we have the tools to break that trend Digital Web Magazine - Portable Social Networks, The Building Blocks Of A Social Web: "Social networks as we know them—MySpace, Facebook, Twitter—each keep identity and personal relationships separate from one another.
  • AFP BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008
    [2008] Take control of your online image
    Take control of your online image: "July 14, 2008 (Computerworld) The rise of online networking sites has made it easier to connect with colleagues and learn about job openings.
  • 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!
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008
    [2008] China Social Entrepreneurs
    In April 2008, 1KG More registered as a company and aimed to operate as a social enterprise model. On my recent visit to Hong Kong, I was able to see the amount of excitement and interest in social entrepreneurism. One had to assume there's a lot going on in China, too, but it's hard to connect with.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2008
    [2008] Going to South India
    The Seminar to be held on Saturday, the 19th April, 2008 at the Auditorium, ICSR Building, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. In April I'll be heading for Chennai , the capital of Tamil Nadu state in India. The main reason is to attend the National Seminar on Print Access for All, being held at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
  • AFP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2008
    [2008] Can the Internet have a heart?
    October 1, 2008 (Computerworld) What if there were a way for you to directly help the neediest families in your community and the world — or for help to find you, after a fire, flood or some personal tragedy — without the involvement of a government agency, nonprofit organization or church? Can the Internet have a heart?:
  • AFP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008
    [2008] Behind the Intel/OLPC Breakup
    Behind the Intel/OLPC Breakup: "n mid-December, in the hip, Frank Gehry-designed IAC (IACI) building in New York, Intel (INTC) held a small gathering for a dozen or so journalists to preview the corporation's planned showcase at this week's 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
  • AFP BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2008
    [2008] AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > 'Isn’t Email Just Like Regular Direct Mail—But on Steroids?'
    AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > 'Isn’t Email Just Like Regular Direct Mail—But on Steroids?': "Isn’t Email Just Like Regular Direct Mail—But on Steroids?' By Harry Lynch(July 21, 2008) It’s been a while since a nonprofit executive asked me that question, but it still makes me smile.
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008
    [2008] Linux desktops?
    June 24, 2008 I’m doing a webinar on Linux Desktops next month, and it’s making me think a lot about my own experience using Linux on the desktop, and where I think things are going. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Linux desktops?
  • AMY SAMPLE WARD  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008
    [2008] Predictions for 2009
    Tools for individuals are great, but what we’ve seen in 2008 is that the tools that individuals like the most and use the most are the ones that create the most dynamic communities. What was your favorite innovation from 2008? It’s the time of year when people start placing their bets on where we’re going next. 
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2008
    [2008] Colombia’s “False Positives�
    According to human rights NGOs, between January 2007 and July 30 2008, there have been 535 persons reported to have been summarily executed and then exhibited as fallen guerrilleros – what has come to be known as "false positives." Guest blog from Beatriz, one of Benetech's human rights team members in Colombia.
  • AFP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2008
    [2008] Acronym: Items to Note
    Acronym: Items to Note: "This week is the 2008 Association Technology Conference and Expo. As a guest blogger for the conference, I thought it might be nice to share one of my tips for getting the most out of conferences such as this upcoming one.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2008
    [2008] Zerodivide seeks new board members
    I am on the board of the Zerodivide Foundation, which is an extremely cool foundation serving the underserved of California with technology. We're seeking new board members. ZeroDivideâ„¢ Board of Directors Position Description ZeroDivide is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors to serve for a three-year term commencing on February 1, 2009.
  • BEACONFIRE WIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2008
    [2008] Come see us at the American Marketing Association’s Nonprofit Marketing Conference! | Beaconfire Wire
    Posted Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 at 9:04 am by Elizabeth (27 posts) Beaconfire will be exhibiting and presenting at the AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference , which will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC, July 14-16, 2008. 05/26/2010: Don’t forget your content 05/24/2010: IE6 Is Dead. Long Live IE6!
  • BEACONFIRE WIRE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2008
    [2008] It’s All About Engagement | 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! Comments, additions, and suggestions highly encouraged! Comments are closed.
  • NETWITS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2008
    [2008] Living Between the Tides
    And the 2008 U.S. (Originally appeared on Connections ) Each day the certainty of the changing tides is the one constant. suppose it's more obvious when you live in a coastal city and less apparent if you're landlocked. Low tide gives way to high tide and back again. Get caught out at low tide and you might end up stuck. Who will win?
  • AFP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2008
    [2008] Summit Collaborative - Building Nonprofit Power:
    Via Marc Osten's blogSummit Collaborative - Building Nonprofit Power:: "I was recently interviewed by the Philanthropy Journal for their 2008 Nonprofit Technology Special issue. The article, Finding the Money for Technology addresses topics such as return on investment (ROI) and technology budgeting
  • HAVE FUN - DO GOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2007
    [2008] Beijing 2008 Olympics Potential Catalyst for Human Rights
    The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing is providing leverage for Tibetan, Darfurian, Burmese and Chinese human rights campaigns: The International Campaign for Tibet created the Race for Tibet. We believe China and the IOC should be held accountable to the promises they made during Beijing's bid for the 2008 Olympics."
  • BEACONFIRE WIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2008
    [2008] 5 reasons to check out Beaconfire at NTC | 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! Evaluating Data Exchange in Software.&# Don’t miss it. from 3:30-5pm.
  • CONNECTION CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009
    [2008] "2008 is going to be a challening year." To quote Yogi Berra, "It's deja vu all over again."
    "2008 is going to be a challenging year." While I don't think anyone anticipated that the end of 2008 would be as ugly as it was, the content of the article is probably even more valuable today. It's worth reading again, or for the first time if you haven't seen it. Here's to a properous New Year.
  • BEACONFIRE WIRE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2008
    [2008] Fueling The Fire: The Importance of Feedback for Creatives | Beaconfire Wire
    Responses to “Fueling The Fire: The Importance of Feedback for Creatives&# Nikita Prokhorov Says: June 9th, 2008 at 12:12 pm Being a reviewer at the same conference, I agree with parts of what you said. Beaconfire Wire » Blog Archive » RSS Follies Says: June 9th, 2008 at 5:20 pm [.] Long Live IE6!
  • GOKUBI.COM  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008
    [2008] gokubi.com
    This entry was posted on Friday, January 25th, 2008 at 8:57 pm and is filed under CRM , Technology. Comments Pat | Saturday, 26 January 2008 at 2:11 pm How much can I use the new Salesforce.com IDE to manage my deployment vs. the AppExchange packaging process? You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009
    [2008] Corporate Giving Declined in 2008
    overall in 2008. The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy's 2008 assessment of corporate gving (PDF) reports that corporate giving was down nearly 8% overall ($30.78 Last month we mentioned GivingUSA's annual assessment of individual giving which showed that donations from individuals had dropped 5.7% million compared to $33.19
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