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Guest Post: World Maker Faire and the New York Hall of Science: Radical Trust

Museum 2.0

On September 25 and 26, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) hosted the first East Coast substantiation of the Maker Faire. Why at NYSCI?

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

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.

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

NTEN

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Breakthrough Philanthropy - Thiel Foundation event

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I've been asked by a lot of people both inside and outside Benetech lately to not only talk about the what we do, but the why we do it: the thinking behind it. I met with a very senior nonprofit leader last week in New York who explicitly asked us to talk more about what we're thinking. knew of a fair number of the groups already.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Art in New York

See What's Out There

It was designed by a New York artist named Cindy Workman. We love our See3 logo. The work remains as fresh and quietly fierce as ever.

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

NTEN

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.

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.

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.

Chase Giving Contest: Winners Announced Amidst Yet More Controversy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's left some nonprofit professionals wondering whether these types of contests are a good idea. and Sdfj Dfsjlfkddjf. Change.org reported.

Should We Just Blow Up Nonprofit "Vote for Me" Social Good Contests ?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Looking for loop holes in the contest rules. For Pepsi, the top prize is $250,000.   Each Application Period is followed by a Voting Period.

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.

A Few Reviews of The Networked Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

@Clamo88 (Claire Murray) is a technologist who works for human service agencies. Devon Smith. We assert the unalienable rights of The Intern.

Announcing the Winners of the 2010 Adobe-TechSoup Show Your Impact Design Contest!

Tech Soup Blog

Without further ado - drumroll, please - the winners of the 2010 Adobe-TechSoup Show Your Impact Design Contest are: Print/Photo. Runners-up : Talking Eyes Media , Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. We received 200+ creative submissions across three categories from organizations of varied size, type, and location.

The Networked Nonprofit Book Arrived!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

Net Neutrality for Networked Nonprofits: Guest Post by Vince Stehle

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Net Neutrality protest at Google HQ - GoogleRally 45 by Steve Rhodes, on Flickr. Net Neutrality for Networked Nonprofits: Guest Post by Vince Stehle.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Big Cat Rescue

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Our plan for 2011 is to keep growing the relationships we have been building in all of these social arenas and to roll out our new website. 

The Cost of Free Technology for Nonprofits: Thoughts On Ning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Eurleif. I've been working in nonprofit technology since 1992. And even in those days, those computers were antiques.  Start a Petition ».

Build Communities to Enhance Your Fundraising Campaigns

NTEN

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.

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.

Thank You For Making The Networked Nonprofit Launch A Hit!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and Beth Kanter on Launch Day June 21, 2010. We really appreciate everyone’s contributions to this success. What a send off!

Micro Volunteering for the Haiti Earthquake

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Tweet from kateatyrownrisk. When a disaster of this magnitude strikes, our impulse is to help in some way. 

Chatroulette: Giving Stranger Interactions a Bad Name

Museum 2.0

As New York reporter Sam Anderson put it : I got off the ChatRoulette wheel determined never to get back on. Chatroulette frustrates me.

Are Online Vote-for-Me Contests A Good Idea?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a fairly new nonprofit, this online contest gave us the ability to gain exposure and compete with some more established organizations.

Kisaeng Becomes You: Taking Risks with Audience Participation

Museum 2.0

This week, I met New York choreographer Dean Moss and learned about his fascinating contemporary dance piece Kisaeng Becomes You (2009).

Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

Have Fun - Do Good

We call them journals, because blogging is a little intimidating to the women who are new to this. I've posted an edited transcript below.

Is Wikipedia Loves Art Getting "Better"?

Museum 2.0

It started with a request from a group of New York Wikimedians to the Brooklyn Museum. hope you'll share your thoughts in the comments.

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).

Connect in Person at the NCVS

Tech Soup Blog

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

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.

Creating a Community Supported Kitchen: Interview with Jessica Prentice of Three Stone Hearth

Have Fun - Do Good

Our conversation began with Jessica describing what a community supported kitchen is: Jessica Prentice: The idea behind the community supported kitchen is that we are modeling a new way of preparing and processing food on a community scale. There are culinary training programs, like the one that I went to in New York. Right.

Who Is Your Mayor? Guest Post by Farra Trompeter, Big Duck

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

501 Tech NYC organizes monthly meetups in cities nationwide for NTEN members and other nonprofiteers who wanna chat about technology, online engagement strategy, social media and more. I’m a proud co-organizer of our New York City group, along with my colleagues Thomas Negron of United Way of New York City and Charles Lenchner of Organizing 2.0

Guest Post by Katherine Hutt: A Small Nonprofit's Strategy for Pepsi Refresh Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth:   This post was written before the New York Times article describing a misstep with the Pepsi Charity Contest.   Since building our social networking tactics was still on the “to do” list for 2010, we had to pull together a social marketing campaign on the fly. Photo:  Jim Harrison. Here's my analysis.

Adobe Creative Suite and One Nonprofit's Winning Formula

Tech Soup Blog

Earlier this year, organizations submitted their best creative works to the Show Your Impact 2010 design contest, sponsored by Adobe and TechSoup. The project, designed through a collaboration between CUP and 15 local high school students, investigated the community impact of a new housing development in East New York.

PDF10: Personal Democracy Forum June 3-4

Tech Soup Blog

Check back here for more and feel free to check out the #pdf10 hashtag on Twitter to see what's happening throughout the event. read more. Tools