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NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption

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million grant from the Google Inc. This is the first grant NTEN has received from Google. million grant from the Google Inc. This is the first grant NTEN has received from Google. We’re thrilled that Google has shown its support of the transformative power of nonprofit technology with such a grand gesture.

NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption

NTEN

million grant from the Google Inc. This is the first grant NTEN has received from Google. With this support, we can provide new ways to help our community connect with each other and learn about the most important technology strategies, tools, and trends. Google NPTech NTEN Fundraising

Are Nonprofits Wasting Time Developing Mobile Apps?

Frogloop

Mobile Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0New tools and mobile apps should always be on our radar. deep breath * There. said it.

URL Shorteners: Blind(ly) Heading Towards Disaster?

Frogloop

Look for alternative url shorteners such as Google's new version goo.gl Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0If you thought email radically changed the way nonprofits communicated with constituents online, then social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter may have challenged you even more. However, just today a.ly Panick!

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Google Analytics Report Shows Web Users Spend Less Time on Websites

Frogloop

Google Analytics just released some great data after analyzing hundreds of thousands of websites between November 2010 and February 2011. Check out Google Analytics Website Data. The good news is that bounce rates were slightly down from 2009 averaging 47% in 2010. Marketing Research Trendsminutes on a website.

7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

Influence

Millions more are already using Google's Android mobile operating system and, additionally, a Google tablet prototype was unveiled recently.

25 Ways to Increase Your Organization's Communication Capacity

NTEN

Come to our session at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference to hear the rest! Google AdWords has a great free tool for assessing the search frequency of your keywords. Check out tools like Google Spreadsheets (which can generate a form) if you don't have anything available today for data collection. 6. How do you do that?

Social Media: Just One Big Tidal Wave?

Frogloop

By 2010 that statistic to climbed to 86%. In 2010 61% of 30-49 year old US internet users social media compared to 12% in 2005.

5 Questions: Building Stronger Online Communities Without Losing Your Sanity

NTEN

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? And, with the powers of Google, what did I find but a Muppet test! [ Ed.

Is Your Nonprofit Website Mobile-Friendly?

Wild Apricot Blog

Have you noticed there's one prediction that turns up consistently at the top of every list of "Top 10 Trends for 2010"? Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Google Non-profit Communications RSS Accessibility mobile Welcome to the decade of the Mobile Internet. read more ).

25 Ways to Increase Your Organization's Communication Capacity

NTEN

Come to our session at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference to hear the rest! Google AdWords has a great free tool for assessing the search frequency of your keywords. Check out tools like Google Spreadsheets (which can generate a form) if you don't have anything available today for data collection. 6. How do you do that?

Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

They support and extend the larger trends that are shaping both charity and business operations -- whether those trends are flex time, impact measurement, real time data, or open APIs -- and allow you to gain the benefits of those larger trends without really having to think about it much. David Geilhufe, NetSuite, Inc. Power.

The Big Twitter Question

Frogloop

Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Data from Comscore Nonprofit marketers should evaluate Twitter once again. Let's be clear.

Best of Association Jam: Association Links for January 2010

Wild Apricot Blog

What will you do in 2010 that you've never done before to help your associations thrive? Tags: Associations Non-profit technology Fundraising nptech Marketing Volunteers Google Social networking Non-profit Communications membership websites event managment Membership management social media Association Jam read more ).

Great reads from around the web on April 12th

Amy Sample Ward

Nonprofits Take Note: Donors are what they tweet | Social Citizens Blog – "As with many new technologies and developments, social media is being used in surprising and unintended ways to analyze and reveal unexpected data and trends. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

Conversation Starter: Digital Natives Moving Offline

Amy Sample Ward

In fact, many of them don’t even know how to google properly. Tags: future issues conversation starter demographics digital natives research trends youth Ivan Boothe posted a link to this story recently on the Progressive Exchange list. Read the full story here.). Where are you on the Internet-dependent scale?

Things We Like (September 2010)

NTEN

Trends Shaping the Future of Social Good. The example of cooperation between nonprofits and individuals Beth Kanter gives in the article came from the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference. But Google's new Instant Search might be a big change. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

Women Who Tech: Tools and Apps to Energize your Base

Amy Sample Ward

WWT 2010: Apps and Tools to Energize Your Base. Google Analytics – [link]. Google Alerts – [link]. SLIDES. NOTES.

Great reads from around the web on April 23rd

Amy Sample Ward

The big guys quickly followed suit: Yelp introduced "Check-Ins" while Facebook launched "Places" and most recently, Google Latitude updated to incorporate check-ins and check-outs. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Change the internet?

Top tips for Efficiently Measuring Social Media ROI & Getting Strategic with Your Data

Connection Cafe

Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed in Google Analytics? But, analyzing trends for noteworthy incidents helps for future optimization.

If we’d had Twitter on 9/11

Connection Cafe

Now we are friends on Google Maps, and I can see his dot throughout his evening commute. Author: Jennifer Darrouzet. Tell them where you are.

Who's Knocking at My Firewall Door? Simple Security for the Nonprofit IT Professional

NTEN

First off, for 2010, there are some security questions you should ask yourself as trends emerge: Are robots attacking my servers? (Ro)bots (or spiders) are scripts or applications that search out information on the web. It will be interesting to see how Apple's iPhone and Google's Android evolve. Bruce M. the culprits. Spock.

How Telecommunications Is Changing Work for Nonprofits

NTEN

This growing trend, often described as telecommuting or e-commuting, reflects a fundamental change from the traditional concept of work (performed in an office, on a nine-to-five schedule) to a more adaptive, results-based one. Examples include AOL Instant Messenger, Skype, Google Talk, and many others. The IT and Telecom Solution Mix.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Taproot Foundation

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, we use Google analytics to track where our website visitors are coming from and where they go after that. Organization Size: 40 Employees.

Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This includes using email, web site presence, google ads, face-to-face events and reaching out to the online and mainstream media. .

Will Open Source Social Networks Eventually Replace Facebook?

Frogloop

In March, Facebook had more traffic than Google in the US. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0It'll sort itself out soon enough.

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Will the Portable Social Graph Eventually Replace Facebook?

Frogloop

In March, Facebook had more traffic than Google in the US. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0It'll sort itself out soon enough.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And we’ll continue this trend for social networking, social action, and commerce. The Elections app will soon be updated for 2010.). 4.

Keynote from My Charity Connects Conference at NetChange Week

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With the help of David Hood , we googled all the participants and checked out their web presence and social outposts. Did You Know CH.O

Surprise! Only 5% of Websites Have a Twitter or Facebook Link

Frogloop

Check out the stats below. *28% of sites have Google Analytics. *5% of sites link to their Twitter or Facebook profile. *2% of sites display both a Twitter and Facebook link. Social Networking Trends Web 2.00.5% of sites have a Creative Commons attribution. You should follow Frogloop on Twitter. Receive monthly updates.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World – #10Ways

John Haydon

And we’ll continue this trend for social networking, social action, and commerce. The Elections app will soon be updated for 2010.). 4.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World – #10Ways

John Haydon

And we’ll continue this trend for social networking, social action, and commerce. The Elections app will soon be updated for 2010.). 4.

Virtual Office Toolkit

Idealware

It was a kind of informal flex time, which NPR reports is an increasing trend in some sectors and can allow for a better work-life balance.

Internet Strategy in a World of Ubiquitous Tools: Sometimes You Just Gotta Launch and Learn

Influence

First of all, while there are many choices for collaboration tools, a few simple filters will get one 90% of the way there (if you want to control the content but get some feedback, use a blog tool; if you need to develop a written product, use a wiki or Google Docs; if you want group discussions and networking, use a social network tool; etc.).

Intenet strategy in a world of ubiquitous tools - sometimes you just gotta launch and learn

Influence

First of all, while there are many choices for collaboration tools, a few simple filters will get one 90% of the way there (if you want to control the content but get some feedback, use a blog tool; if you need to develop a written product, use a wiki or Google Docs; if you want group discussions and networking, use a social network tool; etc.).

10 Fun and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Google Internet Stats : A collection of economic and media trends and stats. Over the years I have stumbled across countless Internet gems, but the 10 below are those that I regularly and repeatedly return to. These resources are invaluable when looking for quality content to utilize and share on social media sites. Thanks. 1.

Any nonprofits out there experimenting with Facebook Community Pages?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

have yet to see one live, but they are Facebook’s response to a growing trend on Facebook where individuals launch and run Facebook Pages like: Can this pickle can get more more fans that Nickelback? I don’t care about your farm, or your fish, or your park, or your mafia!!! Such as Save the Whales. Stop Global Warming.

10 Nonprofit Mobile Websites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Most of these sites I found through Google searches and on Twitter over the last few months. It’s only recently that I had the realization that it makes little sense to link to desktop sites in text alerts (or in smartphones Apps) and I’ll be watching this trend closely in the next months. National Public Radio. Thanks!

Your Big Brains Can Raise Awareness of Your Organization, Part 1 of 2.

SocialFish

And of course, if you don’t want to be found on Google or other search engines (why are you still reading?) How’d I do?

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5 Questions: Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns

NTEN

What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? have a Google profile, if you want to connect on Google Buzz.