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  • NETWITS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2010
    [2010] Thoughts from EMSA 2010
    The week before last, I was lucky enough to attend the Email Marketing Summit Australia 2010 (EMSA). It was fantastic to see mix of new and experienced email marketers, as well as a variety of organisations, both Nonprofit and otherwise. What information is available? How can the information be captured? How can you use the information?
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
    [2010] Get Your Social Media Strategy in Shape With Spreadsheet Aerobics
    Flickr Photo by Metro Transportation Library and Archive. Successful social media is like going to the gym because the discipline of a good routine gets results much like  working out on a daily basis. If you have put on running shoes for the first time, do you think you can really expect to win the Boston Marathon? Actionable Measurement. Likes.
  • [2010] Closing the Loop Between Social Media and Offline Action
    I was in Oakland, CA and discovered Fenton's Creamery , famous for its ice cream.  The line was out the door.  Lines are good because you can contemplate that important decision:  What flavor?   posted the above photo on my Facebook page , primarily to test how different content sparks interaction on my own Facebook page. 
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [2010] What type of Tweets get retweeted most? Bites of Wisdom
     . Screen capture here : I've been running small experiments on the art of retweeting for a couple of weeks and it's time for a reflection. . My tweets usually fall into one of several types: Retweets of others :  Verbaitem sharing of someone's message that I feel is important for followers to know about. What are your different types of Tweets? 
  • AMY SAMPLE WARD  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [2010] 2010 Women Who Tech Telesummit
    Date : September 15th, 2010. Tags: 2010 presentation engagement tools womenwhotech wwt Location : Online – [link]. Topic : Tools and Apps to Energize your Base. Related Links : Women Who Tech , Blog post and notes.
  • MUSEUM 2.0  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [2010] How Does Participation Work in Multi-Lingual Museums?
    Spending time in Europe, I'm reminded how complicated it gets when you have to interpret exhibits for a multi-lingual audience. Here in Barcelona, it's standard to see three languages on labels (Catalan, Spanish, English), and in Scandinavia I've seen as many as six. Even in North America, it's becoming typical to see two languages on the walls.
  • JOHN HAYDON  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010
    [2010] The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map For Simple Minded Bloggers
    I’m currently working with a number of nonprofits who want to start a blog. They’ve all gone through a process on deciding whether of not a blog is right for them (Also see tomorrow’s free webinar with Charityhowto ). After we establish goals , one of the first steps is to create a blog strategy. The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map.
  • NTEN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
    [2010] That's Not Nice! Top 10 Tips for Responding to Negative Comments
    Pune Dracker, Director, Website Content & Editorial Services, ASPCA. Surprise, surprise: there’s no one right way to do it. Just think context, consistency and case-by-case. Here’s what some social media pros -- and our own  Facebook fans -- have to say about responding to negative comments on blogs, forums and Facebook. Just the Facts. Really.
  • WILD APRICOT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
    [2010] 33 Free Nonprofit Webinars for January 2011
    A number of regular webinar hosts are still finalizing their schedules for January 2011, but nonprofit folks will find a great variety of professional development and training opportunities – free and online – already lined up for January 2011. Emergency Preparedness for Public Libraries Wednesday , 5 January 2011 10:00 am (Central).( read more ).
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
    [2010] How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook
    How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Introduction. This year, Alan invited me to present a webinar for participants in the Marcus Institute Digital Education for the Arts on how Networked Nonprofits use Facebook.  And, of course, to revisit my Cute Dog Theory and see how it applies to Networked Nonprofits.
  • THE SOCIALPATH  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [2010] How Nonprofits Can Get More Donations
    Many of our nonprofit clients have their own websites. And many of these organizations depend on donations to further their vision and their mission. In fact, many of these social service organizations would close if it weren’t for the gifts and money they receive from donations and fund-raising events. Not to deceive but to tantalize.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [2010] Signals - Stoplights for student success
    At the STS meeting in Kyoto, I had the pleasure of meeting France Córdova, the president of Purdue University. took my first full pattern recognition course at Purdue long ago and far away (my brother Bill is a Boilermaker/Purdue alum, too). Purdue can spot patterns that indicate a much higher chance of failure, and intervene early.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [2010] Wikileaks War Data Reveal Underreporting of Iraqi Civilian Casualties
    A Guest Beneblog by Anita Gohdes, Jeff Klingner, Megan Price and Patrick Ball The recent release of almost 400,000 secret US military files on the war in Iraq through Wikileaks has attracted wide media coverage. In a commendable effort, they are recoding the SIGACTS data to correct coding errors and in order to match it with their own database.
  • NTEN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [2010] Nonprofit Mapping 101: Use Maps to Tell Your Org's Stories
    One of the hardest things to describe about Africa is the sheer size of the place. "How could it take 32 hours to get from one city to another?" " (This, when the interesting part of the story was the trussed rooster under my seat that slowly slid forward and stared at me for most of the trip.
  • DEBORAH ELIZABETH FINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [2010] How to talk to small nonprofits: A guide for vendors
  • NTEN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [2010] NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: October 29, 2010
    (Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Members are in bold. Tag your own news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help us find your awesome online, or contact Annaliese with your updates.). Please enjoy: Tags: bayer center for nonprofit management community buzz NPTech nten member
  • NTEN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [2010] How-to: DIY Community and Content Mapping
    Amy Sample Ward, Community Development Manager, TechSoup Global. Over the last few of years I've had a the opportunity to work with a team of intelligent and thoughtful colleagues, speak at conferences, and collaborate with other facilitators and community builders. So, I thought I'd take the time to document my recommended processes here!
  • FROGLOOP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
    [2010] New Guiding Principles for Fundraising
    During the 2010 IFC Online Conference , Warwick discussed his four guiding principles that nonprofits should adapt as part of their fundraising practices. New Guiding Principles for Fundraising. What are the new guiding principles to fundraising? Principle 1: Donor Choice. Principle 2: Provide Information.
  • FROGLOOP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
    [2010] Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile
    83% of adults have cell phones or smartphones. 35% of users have accessed the Internet via their phone, according to a December 2009 report by Pew. So in times of natural disasters like the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti and affected more then two million people, can a mobile strategy help raise money in times of crisis? Livingston is right.
  • NTEN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [2010] Report Release: The 2010 Nonprofit IT Staffing and Spending Survey
    Did we see evidence of this in our annual Nonprofit IT Staffing & Spending survey conducted at the end of 2010? For many nonprofit organizations, as with the wider public and private business sectors, the last couple of years have been impacted by a general economic downturn. Well, yes and no.
  • MUSEUM 2.0  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [2010] Foot in the Door: A Powerful Participatory Exhibit
    I spent last week working with staff at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) on ways to make this encyclopedic art museum more open to visitor participation across programs, exhibitions, and events. While there, I was lucky to get to experience a highly participatory exhibition that the MIA mounts once a decade: Foot in the Door.
  • HAVE FUN - DO GOOD  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
    [2010] What Do Good Books Did You Read in 2010?
    As I'm beginning to draft my list for 2010, I would love to know what do good books you read and loved in 2010. Each year I post a list of my favorite Have Fun Do Good Books for the year (even if they weren't actually published in that year). I've listed some of the books I'm considering below (I haven't read them yet). Thanks!
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
    [2010] Social Media in Crisis Communication: A Lesson Learned by Charlotte Meckelnburg Library
    In March of 2010, the Mecklenburg County manager advised library leaders that we should plan for a 50% reduction in our operating budget due to a drastic reduction in taxable revenues throughout the county; projecting an $85million shortfall. Jenifer R Daniels, Communications & Marketing Specialist, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. 61-82. .
  • FROGLOOP  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010
    [2010] How Useful is Social Media to Nonprofits?
    No matter where you look, social media is on everyone’s radar. The big question nonprofits ask is, how useful is social media? In an attempt to help nonprofits answer that question, Idealware , in partnership with NOI , recently released " The Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide.". But only about 10% to 20% could confirm it.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
    [2010] Blogging to Support Policy Goals: MomsRising Shares Lessons Learned
    MomsRising Health Reform Blog Carnival – September 2010. Flickr Photo by Vox Photo. They recently held a blog carnival and are sharing some reflections. Guest Post:  A Virtual Party with a Purpose by Anita Jackson & Ashley Boyd, MomsRising.org. Goals. To increase positive messaging about health reform from diverse voices. Key Strategies.
  • AMY SAMPLE WARD  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
    [2010] Blog Action Day 2010: Water
    This past Sunday was October 10th, 2010 – also know as 101010, the Global Work Day for climate action supported by 350.org and others. More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet. Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to toilets. Here are a few ways you can use technology today to learn more and act for water conservation!
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [2010] The 2010 NTC by the Numbers
    Those of you who recall the Vegetarian Lunch Scandal of April 9th, 2010 and the subsequent solution that came out of your tweets will be happy to hear that there were a total of 7,903 tweets tagged #10NTC. This year's NTC brought 1,430 nonprofit professionals to the OMNI Hotel in Atlanta GA. Where did that income go? 38,071.01 As for U.S.
  • WILD APRICOT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [2010] Make Your Own Infographic
    Infographics are to data what storytelling is to an annual report: a more engaging way to help bring attention and understanding to your nonprofit’s cause. Let’s take a closer look at these visual representations of data and ideas, along with great resources to help you get started on making your own infographic.( read more ).
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
    [2010] How-to: Make Your Nonprofit Video More Social
    By Melissa Nelson, Media Production and Outreach Manager, Blackbaud. Video is a great way to engage constituents in your mission. It It adds a visual element to what might be an otherwise text heavy email, blog, or website. Supporters First, think through the four basic steps: Set the tone. Convey real purpose. Define the need. Inspire supporters.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [2010] RIP: del.icio.us
    According to PC World , Yahoo will shut down several of its Web properties, including Delicious,  according to a leaked Yahoo presentation slide that was posted on Twitter. I was hoping this was just a rumor. Oh, say it ain’t so … but this TechCrunch confirms the demise of one of my favorite tools pointing to this post by Liz Gannes.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [2010] Surfrider Foundation: The Poster Child for a Networked Nonprofit
    Networks aren’t about technology any more than books are about paper. People can get caught up on the “hows” of networks and end up missing the larger point–the “why.”. At Surfrider this is simple–we know that we can ratchet up the impact of our mission of coastal protection if we can increase the number of participants IN that mission.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010
    [2010] Wisdom 2.0: Living Consciously In A Connected World
    Soren Gordhamer, Wisdom 2.0 Soren is the author of the book, " Wisdom 2.0 " and writes about mindfulness and technology use for Huffington Post and on Mashable.  If you want to explore the intersection of technology use and mindfulness, follow Soren's work. Technology stress and information overload have been around for decades.  Playfulness.
  • NTEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [2010] NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption
    We are all very excited to announce today that NTEN has received a $1.15 million grant from the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation. This is the first grant NTEN has received from Google. This resource is invaluable to a wide range of people of all ages, skill levels and ethnicity. Google NPTech NTEN Fundraising
  • NTEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [2010] NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption
    Teaser: We are all very excited to announce today that NTEN has received a $1.15 million grant from the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation. This is the first grant NTEN has received from Google. million grant from the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation. This is the first grant NTEN has received from Google.
  • NTEN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
    [2010] The 5 Best Social Impact Games of 2010
    Before the end of the year we conducted a survey to find out what the Games for Change community believed were the best social impact games of 2010. Of course, at Games for Change, we support and assist in creating games for social good. We received some excellent nominations and the voting process was exciting to watch. Everyone wins!
  • NTEN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
    [2010] 5 Questions: Superheroes of Online Fundraising: Become a Data-Driven Strategist
    Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? We're asking them all to share their answers to five very important questions.
  • JOHN HAYDON  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [2010] How to measure Facebook Page fan growth and fan engagement with Insights (video)
    Facebook Insights lets you view metrics on fan growth, fan demographics, and how those fans engage with your Page. This is your number one tool to get the most bang from your efforts on Facebook. Questions you can answer with Facebook Insights. How fast is my fan-base growing? Where and when are the growth spurts? measurement
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
    [2010] The Future of (Nonprofit) Television
    By Michael Hoffman, CEO, See3 Communications. It's important that nonprofits understand the world we're entering right now, a world that will fundamentally change how we communicate with our constituents. In 1989, during a week in the Sinai desert in Egypt, I was invited into a Bedouin compound. There were no electric lights or modern appliances.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010
    [2010] The Networked Nonprofit Book Arrived!
    Here are a few upcoming book launch events over the next two weeks: June 17, 2010. 2 PM EST. Free Webinar with Care2. June 21, 2010. June 22, 2010. June 25, 2010. June 29, 2010. June 30, 2010. The 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Date : June 30, 2010. Details here. 9-5 PM.
  • WILD APRICOT BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
    [2010] 22+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2010
    Our regular monthly round-up of free professional development opportunities for nonprofit folks is back for June 2010. It’s that time again! As always, Wild Apricot Blog readers will undoubtedly find events I’ve missed and add them in.( read more ).
  • MUSEUM 2.0  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [2010] Parents Talking with Parents: A Simple, Successful Discussion Board at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    On a recent trip to the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, I noted a discussion board in the "Nursery" gallery. The design is nothing special: a question printed on construction paper with a bunch of post-its and pens for visitors to respond. But the board is excellent, and I could see that instantly from a quick read. short break to run/swing/etc.
  • FROGLOOP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [2010] Can a Revolution be Tweeted?
    Will the next revolution be tweeted? But it wont’ stop there. It will also be: * Blogged * Emailed * Photographed * Filmed * Texted * Organized by phone – just reach out and touch someone. Written about in print – remember newspapers? * And most importantly organized on the ground – good old fashion field organizing.
  • HAVE FUN - DO GOOD  |  MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
    [2010] Reflections from Off the Mat, Into the World: Your Wound is Your Gift
    Yesterday I completed a five-day Off the Mat, Into the World Yoga, Purpose and Action Intensive led by Seane Corn , Hala Khouri , and Suzanne Sterling. It was a profound experience. hope I can do it justice in words. My biggest learning was to be aware of where your motivation to be of service comes from. It's the opposite. Your wound is your gift.
  • MUSEUM 2.0  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010
    [2010] Could You Split Your Membership?
    Signs like this one (spotted in the window at a large science center) drive me nuts. Because they validate the highly-problematic concept of membership as a discount. While value membership focuses on free admission and discounts, affinity membership focuses on building relationships and supporting a community of highly invested visitors.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [2010] Twitter Is A Network Weaver's Best Friend
    This past week, June Holley did a brown bag lunch at the Packard Foundation on network weaving and I was lucky enough to learn from her for a few hours! How would I describe June Holley? She's the guru of network weaving and walks on water. She covered some techniques of network weaving, sharing her check list of network weaving. Have a story?
  • DEBORAH ELIZABETH FINN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [2010] Please join us for a sneak peek at www.
  • DEBORAH ELIZABETH FINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [2010] Technology for the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector :: A.
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
    [2010] Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud
    Jane Meseck, Microsoft Corporation. The technology scene today is distinguished by the growing connectivity among devices, mobile phones, the PC, and the browser, which enable people and organizations to access information, communicate, and collaborate in more powerful ways. This new paradigm offers great potential to improve how we all work.
  • NONPROFIT TECH FOR GOOD  |  TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
    [2010] 10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations
    There are now over 143 million blogs on the Internet and when I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in September of 2009, I had very low expectations. I wasn’t convinced at all that the world needed another blogger. But But within a few months it was clear that blogging was the missing piece in my online communications strategy. Share breaking news.
  • NTEN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
    [2010] 5 Questions: Data Data Everywhere: Drowning in a sea of Analytics
    Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? We're asking them all to share their answers to five very important questions.
  • FROGLOOP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [2010] Best Practices for Year-End Fundraising
    The Procrastinators Guide to Year-End Fundraising webinar was chock full of great tips and best practices for nonprofit campaigners who are gearing up for raising about 40% of their online donations for the year. Check out some of the great tips Alia McKee Scott of Sea Change Strategies , Ryann Miller of Care2 , and Eric Rardin of Care2 shared.
  • IDEALWARE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
    [2010] Gov 2.0 and the Social Sector
    “Change” may not be coming to Washington as fast as we expected a year ago. Yet at the grass roots level, in the technology realm, something is definitely happening, and its going to help the policy reform process. That was my overall takeaway from taking part in the March 6 New England Gov 2.0 Read more about the national efforts here: [link].
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [2010] Microsoft Office 2010 Made Easy
    Read step-by-step instructions for customizing the Ribbon in Office 2010. Considering an upgrade to Office 2010? Upgrade to Office 2010. Upgrade to Office 2010 today. Maybe you’ve heard of this program called Microsoft Office. Maybe you’ve even used it once or twice (or 10,000 times). Customize Your Office.
  • NCE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
    [2010] Twitter as an Advocacy Tool
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy hosted an online forum led by Claire Diaz Ortiz , Twitter’s top person working with nonprofits on social innovation. The forum focused specially on how to use Twitter as an advocacy tool. Here’s a link to the forum with the transcript of the proceedings. Have you found them effective?
  • NETWITS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [2010] 3 Social Media Metrics Every Non-profit Should Track
    Are you measuring the right social media metrics or do you have your head in the sand? Think about that for a minute or so. The answer matters. Oh, and don’t worry if you answered yes. I’ve done it. We all do at some point. Either way those are bad places to exist because they result in you wondering aimlessly with no real purpose.
  • AMY SAMPLE WARD  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
    [2010] First Reflections on Jumo
    As you may have heard , Jumo is now open in beta. What is Jumo? As Mashable reports, “Jumo was designed to let users find, follow and support the causes important to them, and with 3,500 organizations on board at launch, would-be philanthropists should be able to find and follow something of interest upon joining. Functionality. Persistence.
  • NETWITS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
    [2010] Revolutionize Your Website with the Facebook Like Button
    Over the past few months you’ve probably noticed the Facebook like button on at least a few of the websites you frequent. It’s becoming a mainstay on the web and almost essential for any website trying to drive traffic, engagement, and action. suspect you’re in at least one of those categories. What’s the like button look like? Peeks my curiosity.
  • NETWITS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [2010] Stimulating the Senses with Dynamic Images, Photos, & Video – Part I
    When in-person is simply not an option, consider using multimedia to enhance your site and make it visually appealing – videos, photos, images, podcasts and even live streaming video are great ways to share your organization’s culture and engage with constituents using a personal, interactive touch. First, let’s all get on the same page. Vimeo.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [2010] Just Joined a New Federal Commission!
    I recently was sworn in by Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter as one of nineteen people serving on the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities. The details are linked to here in the Federal Register , and includes a pointer to the actual law section.
  • CONNECTION CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [2010] Salmon and Syrup Save the Seals. Seriously.
    Author: Betsy Gressler. The Humane Society of the United States is no stranger to cutting edge advocacy campaigns and they’ve got another winner on their hands right now. HSUS has just launched “ Seriously, Canada ?”, ”, a campaign to call on the Canadian government to end the seal hunt.
  • NTEN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010
    [2010] Have it Your Way, at a Price. Facebook Instant Personalization
    Flicker photo: alanak What's the difference between magical and creepy? It's one of those "I know it when I see it" things -- and I can tell you that right now, I feel like I'm smack dab in the middle of a Tim Burton movie. It's hard for me to tell if I should be delighted or scared out of my wits. . " I'm one of those people. Creepy. 
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
    [2010] How to: Getting Your Head (and Org) into the Clouds
    Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting. Idealist Consulting specializes in moving and supporting organizations that are interested in "getting into the cloud" and with over 180 clients we have a good idea of what it takes to get there. traditional offline software) into the cloud (a.k.a. online software) without too much hassle.
  • DEBORAH ELIZABETH FINN  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2010
    [2010] Technology for the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector :: The.
  • NTEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
    [2010] Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools
    Jim Craner, MapTogether. Geographic information systems (GIS) and online mapping applications continue to become more powerful and easier to use every year. Mapping applications that used to require sophisticated software and time-intensive training to create can now be completed in a matter of minutes with user-friendly tools.
  • JOHN HAYDON  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010
    [2010] Seven Critical Qualities Of A Networked Nonprofit
    By now you’ve probably heard that Allison Fine and Beth Kanter have co-authored a book called “The Networked Nonprofit&#. Last week at 10NTC , they signed printed copies of the first chapter, “Introducing Networked Nonprofits&#. Seven Critical Qualities Of A Networked Nonprofit. It’s a contact sport. Comment below.
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
    [2010] NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 4, 2010
    Wow, the season has really changed where I am: it's cold and rainy and there are more leaves on the ground than on the trees now. Fortunately, November is  Member Appreciation Month  here at NTEN, a time of celebration and cheer, whatever the weather is in your neck of the woods. Thank you for being a member of NTEN!  " -- good news!
  • WILD APRICOT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [2010] A Practical Tech Strategy for Nonprofit Leaders
    Are you wrestling with how, exactly, technology can help your nonprofit do more with less? Farra Trompeter's presentation on "Nonprofit Leaders and Technology" gives nonprofit leaders a practical step-by-step approach to planning a purposeful use of web technology and social media.( read more ).
  • NTEN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [2010] 7 Ways for Nonprofits to Use Mobile Phones to Rake in Cash Monies
    moment in January, 2010, when an outpouring of donations followed the devastating Haiti quake. Ben Rigby, The Extraordinaires. If you’re like most people working at a nonprofit, you probably had a “Holy Mobile!” This, you expected. The Red Cross received 4.1 You breathed in. Did you miss mobile? Where did all of these donors come from? Voila!
  • FROGLOOP  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
    [2010] Webinar: How Strong Relationships Can Increase Fundraising Results in 2011
    Network for Good’s landmark Online Giving Study examined nearly $400M in donations to 66,470 different nonprofits to identify trends in online giving across nonprofits’ websites, donation portals and social networks. The key finding? It’s all about relationships! Ways to identify and cultivate new supporters. Its free.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [2010] Want Apple To Get iPhone Donations Right? Sign the Online Petition!
    Alyson Kapin over at Froggy Loop Blog wrote a post,  “ Tell Steve Jobs: Don’t Be A Bad Apple &# where  Dan Moore, Vice President of Nonprofit Programs at Guidestar says, “Apple has been at the forefront of problem solving in the past, and this is just one more problem for them to tackle in style.&#.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010
    [2010] My Perfect Smartphone: Not An iPhone
    My Best Buy Recommendation Sheet. queried my friends on Facebook and Twitter and to my surprise, I learned that many of my nonprofit techie friends are Android fans!  Original Photo by Joi Ito. Our online petition has over 5,000 signatures. mobile
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [2010] What is Your Nonprofit’s Holiday Content Strategy for Facebook?
    Image from Humane Society. Note from Beth: Recently, Networked for Good offered a free e-book about how nonprofits can development a micro-content for their social media presences filled with useful tips and best practices.    Carie Lewis gives an excellent mini case study of how to leverage micro content during the holiday and get results.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [2010] TechSoup Global: A Tale of Two Dramatically Different Networks and Their Development
    Photo by Idea Constructor. Last week, I got to BoardSource at 8 am just so I could hear Marnie Webb and Rebecca Masisak, CO-CEOs of TechSoup Global share their lessons learned in developing, weaving, and stewarding two very different types of networks. The presentation is here. Hands-off approach. Local connections built through engagement.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [2010] What Was Your Biggest Social Media Mistake? What Did Your Learn?
    Flickr Photo by elycelfeliz. “I made a mistake.&#    Those are hard words for some people to utter when there has been a screw up and they’re responsible for it.   It is especially hard given the blame game culture that exists in most workplaces and work relationships.  They didn’t fool their Twitter followers.  Mistakes happen. 
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [2010] The Networked Nonprofit Board
    The last chapter of the Networked Nonprofit is on networked governance.  We thought this would be an easy part of the book to write – all we’d have to do is find examples of how boards online, opening up decisionmaking to outside influences.   Sounds like science fiction doesn’t it? Social Media in the Board Room by Beth Kanter.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [2010] Got Social Media Policy?
    The other day, Matt Sharp shared this link to a social media policy generator called the Social Media Policy Tool.  It asks you 12 questions mostly having to do with control and then spits out the biolerplate for your policy.  It reminded of the Postmodernism Thesis Generator  could spit out a thesis for you in minutes. How do you operationalise it? 
  • NETWITS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010
    [2010] Email Communication in 2010
    Email is still a powerful way to communicate with your constituents. report by technology market research firm The Radicati Group estimates that there are 1.4 billion email users in 2009, expected to rise to 1.9 billion by 2013. The same source suggests that some 247 billion emails are sent each day in 2009
  • NTEN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [2010] Tips for Writing Your First Social Media Policy
    Maddie Grant & Lindy Dreyer, SocialFish, LLC and Leslie T. White, Croydon Consulting LLC. Ready to adopt a social media policy for your organization staff? Awesome. You probably have some ideas about the risks you want to avoid and how you'd like your staff to interact on the interwebs. Easy peasy, right? Pick one audience. Mayo Clinic.
  • NTEN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [2010] Last Day to Register for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference at the Regular Rate!
    Just a reminder that the fees for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference increase after today. We like to talk about the great time you'll have at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , but it is, first and foremost, a place for you to learn the skills you need to help your organization meet its mission. without More Staff.
  • NTEN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [2010] 5 Questions: Homer Simpson for Nonprofits
    Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. We're asking them all to share their answers to five very important questions. Speaker: Alia McKee, Sea Change Strategies. Twitter: @Aliamc.
  • NETWITS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [2010] Remember Me? 5 Website Tips to Retain Loyal Donors
    At the beginning of 2010 they no longer needed volunteers for that task because of staff efficiencies – which was great news! When you hear ‘retention’ in the nonprofit industry, you often think about “donor&# retention. For many organizations, volunteers are the life blood of the cause because of budget cuts, small staffs, etc.
  • CONNECTION CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [2010] 2010 Nonprofit Fundraising Data and Benchmarks
    You may have heard that back in April, Convio released our 2010 report on nonprofit fundraising. Author: Lacey Kruger. We publish these reports annually and they are powerful tools to help you evaluate how your nonprofit stacks up against other, similar organizations. Watch an interview with Vinay about the report here. Lather, rinse, repea
  • NONPROFIT TECH FOR GOOD  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010
    [2010] Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Simplified for Nonprofits
    While there are a good number of tech-savvy hipsters out there that understand terms like “ Static Web ”, “ Dynamic Content ”, “ User-Generated ”, “ Cloud Computing ”, and “ Semantic Web ”, the majority of nonprofits don’t talk or understand such tech speak. and Web 3.0 as follows: Web 1.0 = Websites, e-mail newsletters and “Donate Now” buttons.
  • NTEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
    [2010] 25 Ways to Increase Your Organization's Communication Capacity
    Come to our session at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference to hear the rest! For more ideas on how to increase your organizations communication capacity, join our session at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference ! Tirza Hollenhorst, ifPeople. Nearly every organization is feeling the pull to communicate more. How do you do that?
  • JOHN HAYDON  |  FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
    [2010] Eight Simple Ways To Engage Your Facebook Fans In Three Minutes Or Less
    For example, I noticed Mari Smith asking what people to share their goals for the second half of 2010. One obvious requirement for nonprofit marketing on Facebook is regularly posting interesting content on your Facebook Page. Status updates count. Become A Status Update Ninja. wasn’t surprised at the results. They deserve it.
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
    [2010] 5 Questions: The Networked Nonprofit
    Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? We're asking them all to share their answers to five very important questions.
  • NONPROFIT TECH FOR GOOD  |  MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
    [2010] 10 Types of Nonprofits That Absolutely Must Add Themselves to Foursquare
    Foursquare now has 1.6 million users. That That may not seem like very many compared to Facebook’s 465 million users, but Foursquare is only one year-old and growing quickly. Part social networking site, part smartphone App, Foursquare is a tool meant to be primary used on the go on your smartphone. million venues. Mary’s Food Bank. 6.
  • JOHN HAYDON  |  THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
    [2010] How to reveal content on your Facebook Page only when someone clicks like
    One creative way of acquiring Facebook Page connections is to offer free cool stuff for connections, that isn’t available to anyone else (I wrote about this back in January , but it’s worth going over again). For example, on Inbound Zombie I have free video tutorials to anyone who “likes&# the Page.
  • HAVE FUN - DO GOOD  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
    [2010] How to Find Your Way to Have Fun and Do Good
    Your Have Fun What do you find fun, amusing and joyful? How you like to play? Your Do Good What do you feel makes the world, and individual's lives better, and does good? Your Have Fun, Do Good A combination of ideas from your Have Fun list and your Do Good list I've been playing around with this equation, and posted some of my ideas below. Share.
  • AFP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [2010] Roundup for June 2010 ? Nonprofit Blog Exchange
    A variety of material from the Nonprofit Blog Exchange now on WordpressRoundup for June 2010  Nonprofit Blog Exchange: "Roundup for June 2010June 30, 2010Website ManagementYour website should should be organized to make it easy for visitors to your site to find what they are looking for.
  • FROGLOOP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
    [2010] The Online Giving Study: A Summary
    This will help you raise more money and deal with list churn, which according to the 2010 eNonprofit Benchmark Study by NTEN and M+R Strategic Services can be almost 17% per year for nonprofits. The study, which you can download here , summarizes “$381 million in online giving through Network for Good’s platform, including 3.6
  • NTEN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
    [2010] It's Already September? (Or: Two Thirds of a Year's Worth of Fundraising Resources)
    thought I'd do my part with a few of 2010's best resources (so far). recap of fundraising resources of the first 2/3 of 2010 wouldn't be complete without some discussion of the incredible work that the Red Cross did using mobile and social media to raise funds and awareness about the disaster in Haiti. We recommend episode 11.
  • CONNECTION CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [2010] 10 TeamRaiser and Online Marketing Tips for 2011
    Author: Jill Ward. Contributed by Jeff Shuck & Jono Smith, Event 360. When it comes to your fundraising events, if you were starting over, how different would they look? The culling, organizing, and assessment of your event data is where the real work happens, and where the real insights emerge. Analytics has been a recurring theme this year.
  • BENEBLOG: TECHNOLOGY MEETS SOCIETY   |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [2010] Google Maps Dirty Trick or Malfunctioning "Feature?"
    Wasted about 30 minutes this morning thanks to a weird coincidence. I'm going to the Internet Archive's new office at 300 Funston in San Francisco, to attend the Books in Browsers conference. However, Google Maps routed me to a point two miles away when I typed 300 Funston into my Android phone's Google Map function. Inquiring minds want to know.
  • NTEN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [2010] Preparing for the Next Disaster: The Future of #crisisdata
    On January 12, 2010, I didn't personally experience the major earthquake that hit Haiti, but I was forever changed by it. But I wasn't prepared for the type of incoming information I saw in the weeks after January 12, 2010.  . By Wendy Harman, Social Media Director, American Red Cross. social tools + people = lives saved. . " .
  • HAVE FUN - DO GOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010
    [2010] New Name, Everything's OK, Photo, Soul Food, Ordinary Joy, Achieve, Defining Moment: More Reverb 10
    The hubs traveled a lot in 2010, so I appreciated the nights when we were able to have our favorite evening routine: laughing at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart while eating dinner. The year is winding down, and so is Reverb 10 , an annual event and online initiative to reflect on the past year and the year ahead. Prompt by Becca Wilcott ).
  • ROBERT WEINER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
    [2010] SF Fundraising Day 2010
    San Francisco's Fundraising Day will be happening June 16 at the downtown Marriott. Once again I have the honor of co-chairing the Technology Track with Michael Stein. Early bird rates end on April 15, so sign up at www.afp-ggc.org/frd2010. Donor Databases Email Marketing Fundraising Nonprofit Technology Online Fundraising Social Media Web 2.0
  • INFLUENCE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2010
    [2010] Launching a Collaboration or Content Management System: 8 Tricks for Adoption
    So, you have decided you need a tool for collaboration or content management. Great. And you are ready to invest the money in selecting and developing the greatest system ever. Even better. But what good is your investment if noone takes advantage of it? User adoption is a tricky beast. Please share your own in the comments section. 1. Bonus!
  • NTEN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010
    [2010] Seven Steps for Live-Tweeting Success
    Renée Rybak Lang, New Media Specialist, Education Sector. Live-tweeting -- the kind of tweeting where you replay to your Twitter followers what people are saying at an event in real time -- is something that seems to be gaining popularity at conferences around the nonprofit circuit. Is it to bring attention to a certain issue? Promotion.  Fake it.
  • NTEN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
    [2010] 5 Questions: Ending Segregation and Tapping the Power of Diversity Through Technology In Your Nonprofit
    Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? We're asking them all to share their answers to five very important questions.
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