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2011 NTC Preview: Can Social Networks Create Social Capital?


Ted Fickes, Electronic Communications Manager, The Wilderness Society (Central Rockies Regional Office) In September, 2008, Green for All , 1Sky and the We Campaign organized a national day of action -- Green Jobs Now -- to demand progress on green jobs and a green economy. Social capital is tangible and malleable. Action takes time.

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Key Trends in Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Key Trends in Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 7th, 2011 Blackbaud has released two new groundbreaking research studies that reveal insights about peer-to-peer event fundraising. All Rights Reserved

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

No doubt Google is a great company that provides an astounding amount of free, exceptionally useful tools to nonprofits, but a Google-only Social Web?

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

The first example is Ushahidi – originally designed as a tool for mapping reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election unrest in 2008.

Social Media: What To Do If Your Boss Doesn’t Get It

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Originally published in the November 2011 issue of Fundraising Success Magazine where I have written a quarterly column throughout 2011. Though Facebook had gone public nine months previous, Facebook Groups were only just beginning to be used as community-building tools by nonprofits and Facebook Pages didn’t exist yet.

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An Interview With Paull Young from Charity:Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I first came across @paullyoung in September, 2008 when he implemented a birthday campaign as part of charity:water’s September campaign.

13 Women Changing the World

Have Fun - Do Good

Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (February 6, 2008) Read: Transcript on Have Fun, Do Good 5. and 2. Jensine Larsen Founder, World Pulse.

What’s the future of nonprofits?


true 360 degree business analysts tool is what social media is for nonprofits. Read this book to find out ! So excited to see the book out.

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story


As of Febuary 2011 however, they have added a feature that goes a step beyond: streetview history. This is so true. Our Stories. Photos matter.

Research Friday: Leadership Development & Performance Management - Reflections from Daring to Lead 2011

ASU Lodestar Center

This week we welcome Marla Cornelius, co-author of Daring to Lead 2011: A National Study of Nonprofit Executive Leadership. posted by.

Announcing… Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

149 Tools and Resources Covered. nonprofit communications and fundraising. Table of Contents. Book Tour Fundraiser. Book Tour Sponsors.

Answers to the Ten Questions I am Most Often Asked

Museum 2.0

Sometimes the difference comes down to preferred tools. Feel free to add your own questions and answers in the comments! The Museum 2.0 culture.

Three Ways Nonprofits Can Pioneer m-Advocacy

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The time is ripe for the early adopters in the nonprofit sector to embrace m-Advocacy, otherwise known as mobile advocacy. At least I hope so.

Shifting our Role in the Hub

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Guest post from Annie Hernandez. It totally lived up to and exceeded my expectations. We are a little over two years old and over 1,000 members strong. 

Free Live Interactive Event: Future of Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

2008 was a benchmark year in online fundraising history as Obama won the presidential election with 87% of funds coming through social networking.

Pulitzer and the Pedestal – Or Why Crowdfunding Needs Influencer Marketing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by PeterJBellis. Guest post by Jesse Noyes. The outlook for the Statue of Liberty was bleak in 1885. Except for Joseph Pulitzer.

Technology for the Location Agnostic

Connection Cafe

In 2008, I had stumbled across their book Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It in an airport bookstore. We had to have access to those tools to truly make the transition to a location agnostic work environment. Author: Cheryl Black. WHAT!? Awesome. Your files could only be found in massive file cabinets. Five years ago? Ten years ago?

An Online Communications Rule of Thirds?


Way back in 2008, I blogged about b alancing your time and money between websites, email, and social media. Plus the actual cost of our broadcast email tool -- about $150/month for our volume of emails. Note that I say "money and energy" -- whether we're talking about time or money or both depends on the organization. agree.

Quick Hit: What Should I Ask about Google Art?

Museum 2.0

Needless to say, I'm one of the people who believes the 2008 IMLS research that shows that online encounters with museums increase visitation.

Intuition vs. Data: How VolunteerMatch Uses Data to Change the Way It Makes Strategic Decisions


The Bandwagon Effect In 2008, we launched a "single-sign on" method using Facebook Connect that allows our visitors to use their Facebook credentials to log in. Three years and much market research later, we now know that providing better integration for sharing tools (e.g., Should I wear jeans or khakis to work? The results so far?

Who Sits at Your Leadership Table? A Case for Senior Technologists


They identify the right tools for the job are and balance the cost with potential benefits. years at, he oversaw the complete overhaul of the site (cms, architecture, skin, etc) in 2008, landing a People's Choice Webby Award in the Youth in 2009 and nomination in 2010. They demand an in-house tech team. Efficiency.

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YES! Magazine's soaring online presence


This tremendous growth is the result of smart strategy, a creative and talented staff, and powerful online tools provided by Groundwire and Web Collective. In 2008, Executive Director Fran Korten and the team at YES! Over 3,000 readers signed up to participate in YES!’s No Impact Week challenge in January of 2011. This is YES!

A Revolution in Documentary Film

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This year’s Academy Award winning film – Inside Job – is one of the most powerful descriptions of what went wrong leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. Image from Gasland The Movie. Guest Post by Vincent Stehle. Perhaps not. We are living in a time of noisy revolution on the streets, from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park.

Now Available for Pre-Order! Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

149 Tools and Resources Covered. 6/13 UPDATE :: Now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble ! Table of Contents. Thank you.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Web Server Software

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The current version of MS Server in use is Server 2008. Open Source Web Tools apache iis Linux microsoft UNIX webBy Web Server Software, I mean the software used to serve websites/pages. This includes databases, operating systems and other software that is involved in that process. On the proprietary side, there are two options.

Now Available on TechSoup: Small Business Server 2011

Tech Soup Blog

We recently added the updated Windows Small Business Server 2011 products from Microsoft to our donation catalog. The following servers and licenses are in the Windows Small Business Server 2011 family. Small Business Server 2011 Standard Edition: English , Spanish. Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on: English , Spanish.

Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Amy Sample Ward

Around  the time of the Nonprofit Technology Network ’s 2008 NTC conference, an even brighter light bulb went on. They were talking about API’s.

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HOW TO: Claim Your Nonprofit’s Spot Page on Gowalla

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Similar to Myspace and Facebook in 2007 and 2008, there’s seemingly a geographic difference between Foursquare and Gowalla users.

A Few Good Accounting Packages


PublishDate: July 2011. Maybe we can’t prepare your taxes for you, but we can suggest a few tools to help. Over the last several years, we’ve talked to a number of nonprofit consultants and accounting specialists about the accounting packages they recommend, and published summaries of their advice in 2006 and again in 2008.

Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Tech Soup Blog

Peter Deitz is a long-time member and contributor in the NetSquared (and TechSoup) community; he started the NetSquared Montreal group and his Social Actions project was a winner in the 2008 N2Y3 Mashup Challenge. ToolsThis post originally appeared on the NetSquared Blog and was authored by Amy Sample Ward. read more.

Research Friday: Is traditional civic engagement dead?

ASU Lodestar Center

Knight Foundation , was released in July 2011 and reported in CIRCLE , a publication of Tufts University. in Residence. ASU Lodestar Center.

Research Friday: ASU is an Important Central Hub for Nonprofit Organizations

ASU Lodestar Center

SNA is a visual, quantitative measurement tool that has been used across disciplines since the 1950's. 2008). posted by. Get another!

Upcoming Webinar: Jump Start Your Grantseeking

Tech Soup Blog

The tour will also include a sneak peek of Grants2020, a newly developed tool to help you build an effective grants strategy for years to come. ” He was initiated into the world of GrantStation through that endeavor and joined the team in July of 2008. Join us for a free webinar presented by GrantStation! Pacific time.

Lessons From Haiti: Uses of New Media in Disaster Recovery Efforts

Tech Soup Blog

ToolsThe ideas and best practices generated in 2007 and beyond got their sternest test to date in the aftermath of the 7.0 read more.

Great reads from around the web on September 19th

Amy Sample Ward

And with so many amazing tools available to expand on, and enhance the overall user’s experience, Twitter is becoming even more useful and handy than ever before." How Much Money Do Americans Give Online? Since 2008, non-profits have cracked the $1 billion mark for online fundraising.

Are your customers becoming digital junkies? - McKinsey Quarterly - Marketing & Sales - Digital Marketing

AFP Blog

Nearly 50 percent of US online consumers are now advanced users of smartphones, social networks, and other emerging tools—up from 32 percent in 2008 Are your customers becoming digital junkies?

Collaborative Technologies for Social Impact: How Survivors Connect leverages the web and you can, too!

Amy Sample Ward

Most all of these groups are excited and enthusiastic but are coming from the wrong direction: focusing on the tools first.

5 Myths about Online Giving | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

For more trends and insights into how nonprofits are using the Internet, check out the new book Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets Share 0 saves Save If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader. Thanks!

Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Must Prioritize the Mobile Web in 2014

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Texting is a tool  still  not mastered. One trillion text messages sent globally in 2008. 10 trillion sent by the end of 2011.

Fight Colorectal Cancer: A Rebranding Tale

Judi Sohn

The organization I helped found as Colorectal Cancer Coalition in 2005 officially became Fight Colorectal Cancer on Monday, March 6, 2011. But I want to be clear: Is this something you can do with free tools in your spare time? At the 2008 conference, I attended a session presented by Farra Trompeter of Big Duck. She got it.