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QuickBooks Helps BITS Serve Struggling Youth

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

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.

New Twitter Tool Mailana Helps Me Visualize Strong Ties In My Network

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to learn more about the methodology) of your twitter friends with search. Marnie Webb is the co-CEO at Compumentor/TechSoup. Jonathon D.

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4 Keys to Building a Successful Nonprofit Web Site


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!

Deconstructing An Angry Crowd: What Can We Learn?

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The Chase Community Giving Advisory Board will review the top vote-getters to help ensure compliance with the program's rules. generosity

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.

My Goals For 2009

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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.


Learn to Use Adobe Software

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Learn how to more efficiently create, maintain, and improve the quality of websites. Online Training Products. Online Training for Dreamweaver.

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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.

Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization: November 12

Tech Soup Blog

Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization. to 12:00 noon Pacific for a tour of how your organization can use all that TechSoup has to offer to improve your technology and help reach your mission. Join content creators, community leaders, and customer service support on November 12 from 11:00 a.m. Tools

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. 

Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization: Webinar May 21

Tech Soup Blog

Next Thursday, I, along with a fantastic group of smarty-pants co-workers, will be hosting a webinar called Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization. to 12:00 noon Pacific for a tour of how your nonprofit or library can use all that TechSoup has to offer to improve your technology and help reach your mission. But it's true!

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

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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.

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

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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

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

A Methodology for Learning from Social Media Pilots: Reflection

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Here is a quick brainstorm of questions we could ask that might help networks reflect more effectively. Questions to Help Deep Reflection Occur.

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


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.

New Articles: Learning About Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Whether you're the IT Director, a network administrator, the operations person, or the staff member who just happened to be the one appointed to fix small problems with computers on-site, it's helpful to have resources to find answers. Tags: E-Learning Running Your Organization Staff Training Training Using the Web and Internet

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

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

A Networked Approach to Social Media Strategy: Strategy and Learning Are Key

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He points out that the ability for local United Ways to learn from one another is valuable.  Wondering where he got that awesome T-shirt?

WeAreMedia: Help Us Crowdsource A Hollywood Ending

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What are the best emerging examples and early lessons learned? But we didn't stop there.  November 1-15th). You also need social content.  

Can Social Network Analysis Help You Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

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2009 - Connected Action - Marc Smith - Social Media Network Analysis View more presentations from Marc Smith. Who liked each other, who didn't. 

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

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

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

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

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?

So you want a Facebook Fan Page for Your Nonprofit? Here's the Scoop!

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Expanding on the Non-Profits on Facebook page, we want to help you harness the power of Facebook and bring positive change to the world.

Lessons Learned From A Twitterthon

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Lessons Learned From A Twitterthon by Diana Scimone. Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department. 10.    Don’t sweat the small stuff.

RSA 2009: Launches Program to Build K-12 Cyber Awareness

Tech Soup Blog

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCVA), a nonprofit that serves to promote online security awareness and education, just launched their new initiative at the RSA 2009 conference. We sometimes forget the fact that many of us learn about computers, networks, and security as adults. read more.

This Week in the Learning Center: Internet Privacy

Tech Soup Blog

This week, TechSoup published a new article on site analytics and privacy issues, Site Statistics and User Privacy for Nonprofit Websites. read more.

Creating a Network to Nurture Social Entrepreneurs and 3BL Businesses: Notes from 2009 Net Impact Conference session

Social Actions

We need more open data, more organizations willing to share what they’re building and learning and creating. Notes. My name is Christine Egger.

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.

Generation Generosity

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

Design Techniques for Developing Questions for Visitor Participation

Museum 2.0

And second, what techniques can help us find more? I've also been playing with visitor-to-visitor questions to help me talk to strangers.

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.

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

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

How to Develop a (Small-Scale) Social Media Plan

Museum 2.0

These questions should help you define a reasonable scope for the project and hone in on some tactics that may be more appropriate than others.

What Could Kill an Elegant, High-Value Participatory Project?

Museum 2.0

Too often, cultural institutions design participatory projects that require visitors to learn new tools or make sacrifices to contribute.

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.

What can we learn from movement builders who built movements before there was Facebook?

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It also is helping steer us to use social media for the "right" part of the equation. " Tags: movement building We spoke publicly. 

Happy Information Overload Awareness Day! Here's Some TIps for Reducing It!

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Learn to use the tools that help you measure success. Use Help Applications That Streamline Social Media Tasks. Take Breaks.