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How to Influence People in Online Communities


Social Networking – Relating it to Six Ways to Make People Like You. Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column.

PCs for People Brings More Great Refurbished Computers to Nonprofits through TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Meet our newest Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) partner, PCs for People! PCs for People, as a leader in U.S. Here is its story.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Viral benefit of social networks : if you have a network in place, you might increase your chances of reaching a lot of people during a crisis.

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The organizations listed are profiled by other young people. 2.  When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair.

ASAE 2008 Here I come!


But really, I think the most important part of a conference like this is what happens in the unscheduled times, in random hallway meetings, in conversations with the people you sit next to at lunch that you find some unexpected connection with. Here's my original schedule post. Here's a few others' - Jeff, Elizabeth , Jamie.

2008 Tech Museum Awards Global Call for Nominations

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And, no, we're not looking for people to nominate a Benetech project this year: spread the wealth].

Top 10 blog posts of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Here’s the top 10 list for 2008: 1) Remember when 1 MB was alot ? wrote this post back in 2005, and it is the most popular in 2008! It’s actually because someone included it in a Wikipedia Article (no, it wasn’t me.). 2) Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants on July 27th. One of my frank and painful posts on the topic.

My Top 16 tools of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

love discovering new music, seeing what people I know are listening to, and learning more about what I listen to over time. So what tools did you come to depend on in 2008? These span the range from tools I use every day or every week, to tools use more occasionally, but depend on. Open Source Tools. 1. Songbird. CiviCRM. Freemind.

Dragonair Hauls Rami off the Plane

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Apparently, they have a little manual that says blind people have to sit in a window seat. Gradually, more and more folks came onto the plane.

Webinar Presentation Tips for Nonprofits and Other Folks

Have Fun - Do Good

Your first slide should let people know that the meeting will be starting shortly. 4. Review guidelines, like how people can participate (i.e.

Creature Comfort: Where are the Couches in Museums?

Museum 2.0

There were people working and eating and chatting and reading. People are always saying “Where are the…?” There was funky music. Signage.

2008's most popular posts


but in the meantime I started making a list for myself of all the posts that people keep asking me for the links to, because these themes seem to come up again and again, and then (doh!) I realized this might be a useful roundup of the hottest topics of 2008 from this blog. What a year this has turned out to be, huh! Code name: RUTI.

Museum Skunkworks: Carving Out a Place for Risk-Taking

Museum 2.0

Where's the bottom-up option for people who are motivated to do something new within sprawling, bogged-down places? It's small and isolated.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards


Here are the results for the 2008 Innovator Awards: Advocacy campaign or program. 58,000 people voted (12% of total file) and acquired 9000 new donors, waising $50k usinge "soft" asks within two emails. Each year, at the annual Convio Summit, Convio honors a few of their clients who have pushed the envelope with their online campaigns.

Dreamforce 2008 post-mortem - back to the cheap seats

Judi Sohn

finally got to meet folks from the Nonprofit Salesforce NPSF Google group that I had gotten to know online, reconnected with friends from the Philadelphia and New York user group communities and with people I met at NTEN’s NTC last year. 200 people maybe? Oh, the details! No expense was spared, and lots of open bars.

How Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions Going?

Have Fun - Do Good

We're half way through 2008, so I thought I'd share how mine are going, and check in on yours. How are your 2008 Activist Resolutions going?

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


58,000 people voted (12% of total file) and Defenders acquired 9000 new donors, raising $50k using "soft" asks within two emails.

Got Your Ears On? How to Listen to Your Audience Using Social Media


Set up Twitter searches and see if people are "tweeting" about your organization or industry. You can also find people you know on Facebook simply by importing your email list from Outlook. If you do this on a regular basis, you are likely to find that every few weeks, more people have signed up. Set up Google Alerts.

A Roundup of New Year's Predictions, Resolutions, and Best Of 2008

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Round up of New Year's Reflections, Best Ofs, and Predictions for 2008. Lucy Bernholz takes a look at buzzwords in philanthropy in 2008.

Blog Action Day: Can One Person Make A Difference? Challenging Poverty With Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

   His goal was to inspire other people, just like him, to be the generation that helps end extreme poverty.  It doesn???t

People To People Fundraising Book Give-away

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Steve MacLaughlin and Claudia from Convio were kind enough to each send me a review copy of this new book on fundraising and social networks called People To People Fundraising. also read the chapter by Katya Andresen and Bill Strathmann from Network for Good about People-to-People Fundraising. Make it easy 2.

How Much Time Does It Take To Do Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

People don't understand that -- you have to give it time. Time Chart - See Flickr Discussion on Version 1 Wanna Remix it? Download it here.

Working Wikily: Establishing A Giving or Gifting Culture in Wiki Community

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" He said that policy gives people a sense of freedom. If you have kids, you probably also read bedtime stories to them. the material???

Wild Apricot Updates October 2008

Wild Apricot Blog

Among the subscribers there are many people using Wild Apricot software, so we also do occasional posts about new features and development plans. Wild Apricot non-profit technology blog is sponsored by Bonasource, creators of Wild Apricot software. read more

Wild Apricot Updates September 2008

Wild Apricot Blog

Among the subscribers to this blog are many people using Wild Apricot software, so we also do occasional posts about Wild Apricot software updates. As you may know, the Wild Apricot blog about non-profit technology is hosted and sponsored by Wild Apricot software. Wild Apricot integrated software has been designed.( read more

Managing Technology Change: Imagine All the People


That missing piece is the people -- those individuals affected by the technology that is being implemented. It's important not to forget that your organization is made up of people and, therefore, consideration for the effects of the technology change on these people is important to the success of the project. Communication.

Digital Citizen 2008

Beaconfire Wire

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend ForeSee Results ‘ Digital Citizen 2008 Summit.  I was only able to attend the first half of the event due to client meetings in the afternoon. One morning session was fairly sales-oriented. But the best session I was able to attend was Eric Peterson’s opening keynote.

Refresh your projects often when multiple people are involved In Eclipse you are working with local text files. and IDE 13.0.

Arts Summit 2008: The Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations - Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just got back from doing a plenary session at the Arts Summit organized by the Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations. Many, many memories.

My NTEN Chat 8/12/08


We had a great discussion about wikis and how to try and get people to participate more in them - perhaps give artificial deadlines, or specifically purposeful tasks. Last week's NTEN Office Hours chat was awesome! So what will the topic of the day be this week? you'll just have to drop in and find out. I am "IN" from 2 pm EST today.

"Cool stuff with cool people"


He's talking about Threadless, an online t-shirt company: "What I most admire is the simplicity of their business model: doing cool stuff with cool people and seeing it where it goes. doing cool stuff with cool people and seeing where it goes.

Post-NTC Ramblings

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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.

Nonprofit Blogging Burning Questions and Answers

Have Fun - Do Good

Earlier in the month I taught a Nonprofit Blogging 101 workshop at the 2008 Making Media Connections Conference. Answer these questions: 1.

Going out on a limb

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Going out on a limb November 6, 2008 I’m going to go out on a really thin limb here, and feel free to saw it off in the comments. :-) If you haven’t been to yet, you need to go.

What Cross-Platform Gaming is Doing for Books. and Can Do for Museums

Museum 2.0

Few people obsessively reread the same book over and over, especially if the "next" book is coming in only 4 months. Scholastic realized that.

Wild Apricot updates November-December 2008

Wild Apricot Blog

Wild Apricot smart software simplifies life for people in associations and non-profits. Our blog provides technology-related ideas and advice for small non-profits - professional and business associations, clubs, charitable organizations, churches, activist groups and communities.

The Future of Authority: Platform Power

Museum 2.0

In these conversations, people often say, "don't expert voices matter?" Other person: "But doesn't that erode museums' authority?" Me: "No."

One for you data people


Stewart Mader on SMT points to this list of social media metrics by Rachel Happe at her Social Organization blog. Could you adapt this list to metrics you could use to measure Return on Engagement for your association?

On my way to NTC

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Why do people give charity?

See What's Out There

Here’s what you need to read: What Makes People Give? People figured that they worked, because — well, how could they not?