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Why Apple (and their Users) Need A Charity Vetting System for iPhone Apps

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Let’s unpack this … This is a nuanced issue.  No doubt about it.  Apple doesn’t want to do this. Their excuse is a cop out.   mobil

The Future of the Nonprofit Office: Working from Home v2.0


The new realm of net-enabled personal communications devices will cut down on the need for many employees to have an expensive-to-maintain PC or laptop. Here are a few examples: The " FaceTime " feature of the new iPhone 4.0 By Grant Howe, VP Research and Development, Nonprofit Solutions, Sage Business Solutions.

How Many Free Agents Does It Take To Change A Nonprofit Fortress?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Personal Democracy Forum: Rethinking Nonprofits. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. or institution to solve them. Friending and funding.

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She uses Twitter to share what's going on at NTEN, announce new initiatives, and have conversations with NTEN members.  Tips. 1.  

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!

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » New York Times Deathwatch

See What's Out There

He shows vividly how the New York Times business has eroded, how their ad revenues are way down, circulation is down, etc. Ellen R.

My Perfect Smartphone: Not An iPhone

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My Best Buy Recommendation Sheet. Original Photo by Joi Ito. Our online petition has over 5,000 signatures. mobile

10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your organization serves children, write a review for a new children’s book. Share breaking news. Post calls to action. Write your own.

Build Communities to Enhance Your Fundraising Campaigns


In my recent chapter “Managing Fundraising and Building Communities Online” in the book  Internet Management for Nonprofits   (Wiley, April 2010), I write in depth about one method to tackle the subject – what are organizations across the country doing? The e-mail is updated with a new story each month to keep the content and news fresh.

10 Types of Nonprofits That Absolutely Must Add Themselves to Foursquare

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Libraries ::  New York Public Library. 3. Foursquare now has 1.6 million users. That million venues. Mary’s Food Bank. 6.

"Google Was Our First Office": Managing a Worldwide Staff


Efrat Ben-Dor Erez, NPTech Israel. Imagine a Jewish girl, selling Challah bread on a college campus in America to help support black Muslims in Darfur.

New York Schools Debut a Text Messaging Service To Keep Parents Connected

Mobile Commons

Last week, as New York City’s public schools came back into session, the Department of Education debuted a new text message service to keep parents informed. As with the MTA’s Bus Time and the Office of Emergency Management’s Disaster Map , New York City is a pioneer in opening up its data for easy access by the public.

A First Look at Jumo

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s the article from today’s New York Times.   Jumo setup their offices in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood.

Think Different: I’m Thinking Android

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, the New York Times published this piece about Apple’s Ban of In-App Donations To Charities which outlines this nuanced issue.  

Build Engagement to Increase Your Bottom Line

Mobile Commons

Last week, the New York Times wrote an article portraying some of the challenges of mobile fundraising. Mobile marketing is a great way to raise money – but it also can do a lot more. Asking for mobile donations or sending out coupons can spur giving and drive purchases. As a result, they have a subscriber list of over 150,000 names.

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

Connection Cafe

Engaging in advocacy can yield many advantages: New energy among your supporter base to help your mission succeed. New contacts. 2010).

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: April 30


Back from the NTC hiatus of these weekly round-ups, I figure it's only fitting to start out with the round-up of all the online notes and media the NTEN community generated around and after the 2010 conference. New York City: May 19th, NYC: Everything I Need to Know I Learned at 10NTC. Members are in bold. Scariest part?

What is Jumo? | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a.

NonProfit Trends

Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 30th, 2010 Jumo means “together in concert” in Yoruba, a West African language. million. Jane B.

Apple May Not Listen, But Google and Microsoft Are All Ears …

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Almost 8,000 have signed an online petition to urged Steve Jobs to change its iPhone donation policy. To date, there has been no response. mobile

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: May 27


And, if you're in the New York city area, you should definitely check out this upcoming 501 Tech Club event: > Who's Your Mayor? NTEN is People! Flickr: kalabird) (Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Members are in bold. FourSquare and location-based social networks for Nonprofits.

Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

in Staatsburg, New York is doing. By far, the biggest set of stories are the ones from organizations that serve youth and children.

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I am writing a book about social media for nonprofits!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It will be published by McGraw-Hill in New York City and is scheduled to hit bookstores, Amazon and e-readers in Fall 2011.

NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 10, 2010


And I'm going to be sending that mug to: David Finkelstein , Village Care of New York. Thanks, David, for being a member of NTEN!

The Great Good Place Book Discussion Part 6: Museum 2.5 by Elaine Heumann Gurian

Museum 2.0

This is a bonus installment of a book discussion about Ray Oldenburg’s book The Great Good Place. Often they do so without reading the book. 1961).

Your Free, Fun Spring 2010 Big Vision Goals Worksheet

Have Fun - Do Good

I've posted a new illustrated March/April/Spring Big Vision Goals worksheet , that my hubs designed, for you to download.

Chase Community Giving Advisory Board Names 17 Additional Charities to Receive Grants - MarketWatch

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PRESS RELEASEChase Community Giving Advisory Board Names 17 Additional Charities to Receive Grants - MarketWatch: "NEW YORK, Oct 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Chase Community Giving Advisory Board today announced a final list of 17 additional small and local charities to share a portion of more than $500,000 in grants, receiving $30,000 each.

Jumo – Social Media for Nonprofits?

NCE Social Media

On November 30, 2010 Jumo launched to the public. It went down shortly thereafter from the inundation of people trying to sign up.

Why Apple isn't the Nonprofit App Grinch | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Why Apple isn’t the Nonprofit App Grinch Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 10th, 2010 Nonprofit social media expert Beth Kanter isn’t happy with Apple at the moment. Probably not. Is the strategy to make it up on volume?

New Facebook Groups

NCE Social Media

Here’s a blog post by Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, explaining why they made the changes and the benefits of the new version.

Microsoft to Issue Blanket License to NGOs - PCWorld Business Center

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after the New York Times reported that Russian police have used software copyright raids to seize computers of activist groups Microsoft to Issue Blanket License to NGOs - PCWorld Business Center: "Microsoft will issue a blanket software license to nonprofit groups and journalist groups outside the U.S.

Connect in Person at #NCVS

Amy Sample Ward

The 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS) is June 28-30 in New York City. Find us! Room: 1471. Room: 1374.

Checking in at Foursquare's Hot Tubbin', Rooftop, Rock Star Moment | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Foursquare has a personality that's fun to interact with,' explains New York resident, Leslie.

Privacy, Social Media, and You

NCE Social Media

Users are concerned about Facebook’s new open grid and how it links and shares your information with others.

Campaign Spotlight - You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Love This Campaign -

AFP Blog

Campaign Spotlight - You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Love This Campaign - "n a campaign that began on May 6, the Jewish Federations of North America, which is based in New York, is asking, “What’s your #ish?”

Visit to Qatar

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

StartL, a new education VC fund backed by a number of leading American foundations, will be launching there.

Delivering Bestsellers to the Bookshare Community

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Most of the books I work with are books requested by students and titles from the New York Times (NYT) bestsellers list. Wrong.

Lessons from Campaign 2010: Innovations in Online Fundraising and Organizing from the Mid-term Elections


The 2010 mid-term election campaign saw unprecedented fundraising from both traditional political players like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and new, secretive conservative entities like American Crossroads. When: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 2PM Eastern Time. An email list? It's free.

AIRS Conference


VisionLink joins the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS), at the annual national conference, in Rochester New York. Conference tracks include Aging and Disability, Disaster, Military, Resource Database, Service Delivery, Technology, Trends and Tangents, and 2-1-1. The drivers? Dr. W.

National Day of Unplugging

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And a 2010 Nielsen study found that teenagers are sending or receiving an average of 3,339 texts a month. Kids are afflicted too. Mindfulness

Will Nonprofits “Like” the More Social Web that New Facebook Features Present?

Connection Cafe

“Imagine if Facebook wanted to turn off the New York Times, for instance. Nonprofits already taking advantage of the new features.