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Blogging a crisis: reflecting on some lessons learned

Steve Bridger

So what else did we learn? Know before you go, and if the expertise does not exist in house, ask for help. This is a story of a blog.

QuickBooks Helps BITS Serve Struggling Youth

Tech Soup Blog

She grew up in Kazakhstan and moved to Canada in 2009 to attend George Brown College's advanced management program. spanhidden. intuit

4 Keys to Building a Successful Nonprofit Web Site

NetWits

Our main goal is to help you learn how to leverage our technology and the tools that make up social media. We recently launched a new blog here at Blackbaud Internet Solutions. It’s been an exciting endeavor and given us a lot of insight into using social media for nonprofits and fundraising!

Volunteering: Making the Connection

Connection Cafe

The paper cranes, I learned, were to be sent to Japan in honor of a young girl affected by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima named Sadako.

Let’s Chat – Considering if Chatter can help your Organization

Connection Cafe

In addition to the ways the Salesforce platform is helping organizations integrate with social data, I pointed to a few other tools that are available for anyone to use. Employees can follow other users who they find very helpful or work with a lot. Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. Comments, files, and links can be shared.

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The 4 Must-Haves of a Successful Web site Redesign

Connection Cafe

You've probably got a deadline, you may have a budget, and of course you have stakeholders who are helping to drive the vision and will sign off on the finished product. Our art director, Don Roach and I recently authored an article on successful web site redesigns for our monthly "Connections" newsletter. What now? Recruit more volunteers?

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You're testing different social media tactics and learning what works. Learning is part of the process. Identify Objectives. Resources.

What the Business Sector Can Learn from Nonprofits

NTEN

Furthermore, we discussed potential solutions to help increase diverse speakers at conferences. Allyson Kapin, Rad Campaign. live in a world full of progressives. My business partner at Rad Campaign , who also happens to be my husband, is a progressive. The consultants I work with are progressive. Did it work? Yes, I ignited a firestorm.

Self-Expression is Overrated: Better Constraints Make Better Participatory Experiences

Museum 2.0

I’ve had it with museums’ obsession with open-ended self-expression. And yet many museums are fixated on creators. This is a problem for two reasons.

5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

There are lots of blogs , directories , and lists available online to help you get started picking tools that match your goals.  Capacity.

What are the most effective ways Nonprofits/Foundations can use Twitter #hashtags?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What are the lessons learned for using them effectively? Photo by Mansikka. What is a #HashTag? think it takes more a unique tag. 

Dancefloor and Balcony: What I learned about emergent online collaboration from Eugene Eric Kim

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What was our learning? We had some rich learnings in the reflection of what happened in the group. Debrief: What happened?

Guest Post by JD Lasica -- Socialbrite: A new sharing & learning hub

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That’s why eight leading nonprofit technologists and social marketing experts have come together to create this learning and sharing hub.

The New ROI -- Listen, Learn, Adapt: Return on Insights from David Armano

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofits need to learn the insights and also understand the value of the investment. Are you launching initiatives that can be easily updated?

Learn The Art Of Effective Messaging

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Using the 18-page ebook, youll learn : •what a strategic messaging plan should encompass (and what it shouldn’t). Don't Praise.

Facebook for Nonprofit Beginners: Learn the Basics of this Online Social Networking Tool

Tech Soup Blog

However, if you haven't seen a use for Facebook for your organization, then you are not alone, and we are here to help. If you haven't heard of Facebook, I'm sorry to break it to you, but you are living under a rock. Many people view online social networking tools, such as Facebook , LinkedIn , and Myspace as time-draining distractions.

2009 eCampaigning Review Released

Amy Sample Ward

After someone donates, signs up or completes any other action for your organization is prime time for providing relevant follow-up options to get more involved, learn more, or support your organization/campaign in other ways. It doesn’t help your cause to have people in your database that aren’t really there. 

Avoiding the Participatory Ghetto: Are Museums Evolving with their Innovative Web Strategies?

Museum 2.0

But I left uneasy, grappling with questions that plagued me throughout the conference. How does their work relate to their physical institutions?

Raise Money on Facebook: Four Strategies You Need to Know About

NTEN

As of September 2009, scores of Facebook applications have been developed to support the nonprofit sector in one way. According to the Facebook Causes blog , the application has helped raise more than $12 million for nonprofits based in the U.S. Over $5 million has been raised in 2009 alone. Peter Deitz, Social Actions.

5 Good Nonprofit Infographics

NonProfit Trends

Especially when they help reveal a lot of information in a visual format. World Giving Index Charities Aid Foundation looked at three different types of charitable behavior – giving money, giving time and helping a stranger and used the results to produce the “World Giving Index.&# All Rights Reserved

Looking forward to NTC 2009

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Any level of background in the topic is welcome, and everyone learns. And, you can help folks get to NTC ! I love NTC (NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference). would be dishonest if I said I didn’t have a sweet reminiscence for the Circiut Rider Roundups of old. But they are long gone. Hurrah! April 26-28: NTC.

Evaluation and being a learning organization

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

In this article, Gale points to an interesting shift within her organization (the Packard Foundation): “Over the past four years we have been shifting from evaluation for proof or accountability (“Did the program work?”) to evaluation for program improvement (“What did we learn that can help us make the program better?”).&#.

Evaluation and being a learning organization

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

In this article, Gale points to an interesting shift within her organization (the Packard Foundation): “Over the past four years we have been shifting from evaluation for proof or accountability (“Did the program work?”) to evaluation for program improvement (“What did we learn that can help us make the program better?”).&#.

Generation Generosity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As always, companies can learn from consumers, though it's not a 'want' but a 'need': companies need. Photo from Buglugs. CO-DONATE 2.

Social Media and the Performing Arts: Engagement First, Ticket Sales Second

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I sent a tweet asking folks to add their best examples into the wiki which helped me create the presentation.

Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

The panelists each described a handful of tools to help with online communication, specifically for nonprofit causes and social activism.

Blog shout outs

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Wireframes Magazine – I’ve been doing Information Architecture for a very long time, now, but it’s great to learn new tricks and tools. Be Helpful. Flowing Data – OK, I’ll fess up, I’m a data geek. There are a whole lot of really cool things here.

Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Amy Sample Ward

Last year, innovators and changemakers gathered for a two-day event in London to learn, share, and collaborate to make a better world.  Learn more and connect with Chain Reaction! We succeed when we work together The Chain Reaction Networks helps individuals and organisations to connect together. NFPTweetUp after Chain Reaction.

Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Amy Sample Ward

Last year, innovators and changemakers gathered for a two-day event in London to learn, share, and collaborate to make a better world.  Learn more and connect with Chain Reaction! We succeed when we work together The Chain Reaction Networks helps individuals and organisations to connect together. NFPTweetUp after Chain Reaction.

Silos Culture Inside the Walls of Nonprofits Prevent Effective Social Media Use

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Instead it should support achieving a better result across teams of people by helping the culture migrate to modern information usage. And why?

My Top 5 Highlights from the 2009 Convio Summit Nonprofit Conference with video highlights

Connection Cafe

But taking what you learned in an hour and using it for real world application is a challenge. Author: Jordan Viator. Nonprofit Live TV.

My Goals For 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Think of how you want to be successful in 2009.  This year I'll be adding Radian 6 to my toolkit and sharing what I learn.

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London Net Tuesday January - Resolutions for Learning

Amy Sample Ward

Join us for Net Tuesday London, this month: Resolutions for Learning! January’s event will ask questions like: How do you manage your learning? Where do you go to connect with other online who are learning about or interested in the same things you are? 15-7:00 - Learning discussion groups & idea sharing.

So How Are We Doing? How are YOU Doing? Tell Us!

NTEN

You can read past NTEN Community Survey Reports to learn how our community of nonprofit technology professionals has changed over the years.

Hindsight is 20/20 - Lessons Learned about Participant Fundraising in 2009

Connection Cafe

From these, I pulled together this set of lessons learned. Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2009: Participant Fundraising. You can also encourage registered participants to use social media to help them reach their fundraising goal. What worked for your organization in 2009? Author: Emma Zolbrod. The 5/50 rule.

2009 Member Appreciation: Daily Member Prize Winner for 11/24 (2010 NTEN Membership!)

NTEN

You can learn more about Fundapi -- it helps if you can read Spanish -- and the work they're doing in Ecuador here. Second-to-last member prize today! That means we're giving out a complimentary 2010 Membership to one current member, as part of our NTEN Appreciation Month festivities.

Innovative Punch Card Systems that Motivate Repeat Engagement

Museum 2.0

It sits in the glove compartment, helpfully taking up space. In the years I have owned this passport, I have visited several national parks.

QuickBooks Helps BITS Serve At-Risk Youth

Tech Soup Blog

She grew up in Kazakhstan and moved to Canada in 2009 to attend George Brown College's advanced management program. spanhidden. intuit

Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup

NTEN

At the end of that panel, we all hoped there would be a larger nonprofit presence on the agenda for this 2009. And yes, indeed, in 2009 there were  many more panel proposals. Learn from innovators how to leverage the web for good!  Learn direct what it takes to change behavior at the plug, grocery, sushi bar, and tractor.

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Getting Your (Marketing) Ducks in a Row in 2009

NetWits

While it is true that you can’t judge a book solely by its cover, you can learn quite a bit more about a book with a cover than without a one, so be sure to collect and use your supporters’ observable details. While he spoke specifically on ways to engage patrons, his ideas can be relevant to all types of nonprofit organizations. Using it!