June, 2008

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The (Lil) Green Patch Facebook app has now donated $33,600 to TNC's Facebook Cause

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It peaked my interest as part of my continued coverage of Facebook Apps for Good. Lil) Green Patch is a social gardening game. raised per nonprofit.

Wild Apricot Blog : How to Set Up a Non-Profit Facebook Page

Wild Apricot Blog

New features and other enhancements have been added to Facebook since Wild Apricot's Beginner's Guide to Facebook for Non-Profits , and nonprofits are learning more about making the best use of the popular social networking site

Nonprofit Blogging Burning Questions and Answers

Have Fun - Do Good

I originally wrote this post for the NetSquared Blog. At the beginning of the session, I asked folks what their burning questions were.

Community Exhibit Development: Lessons Learned from The Tech Virtual

Museum 2.0

On many levels, The Tech Virtual experiment was a success. We shrunk the exhibit design process (concept to floor) from 2 years to five months.

Learn from the Millenials and how they do Nonprofit 2.0 | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Read about how millennials are incorporating IT into their nonprofit management strategies as a given

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"Fish Where the Fish Are". Takeaways from BlogPotomac


Before everything gets superseded by the superhectic streams of my normal work and life, I thought I would try and write down some takeaways for you.

SouthCoastToday.com: Web site connects volunteers, nonprofit

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SouthCoastToday.com: Web site connects volunteers, nonprofit: "United Way of Greater New Bedford is offering a free online matching application — called Volunteer Solutions — that helps connect individuals to volunteer opportunities at nonprofit organizations throughout the community

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Today is World Refugee Day: Give Refugees a Hand

Have Fun - Do Good

Today, June 20th, is World Refugee Day , a day to raise awareness about refugees' rights, and to honor their experiences. Follow their Twitter feed.

Remembering Peter Scialli

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I know that the Bookshare.org community will be sad to hear of the passing of one of our original staff members, Peter Scialli.

An Interview with DigiDave - Dave Cohn about first steps into social media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dave did a video interview of me about the cute dog theory ). The site is called Spot.Us. enjoy reading his blog.

What software freedom means to me

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I got some interesting comments on the last post about Linux desktops. realize that I haven't talked about this in a while, and I'm not sure I've actually ever articulated this completely on this blog. So here goes

Care2 Welcomes Dana Weissman to Nonprofit Services - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


We are very pleased to announce the newest member of the Care2 team: Dana Weissman.

Donors warm up to online giving | csmonitor.com

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Donors warm up to online giving | csmonitor.com: "Donors warm up to online givingGiving topped $300 million in 2007. small but rising percentage of those gifts came via the Internet

Meet the Queen of Social Media Measurement: KD Paine


As I mentioned in my post about BlogPotoma c, I wanted to reserve a post specifically to talk about KD Paine , one of the best speakers at the conference. She has a company which has been helping organizations learn how to measure and monitor social media for over a decade - since before there existed the term "social media"! She also has a blog.

IDEO: Design for Social Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just gave a talk at IDEO, the famous Silicon Valley design firm. IDEO is very interested in making a bigger positive impact on society, and I was heartened by the great turnout and conversation. Doug Solomon, their Chief Technology Officer, was my connection to come in, and I appreciated Doug's invitation! Hope to see more groups following suit

Social Network Demographics: Is there a middle ground between email is for old folks, social networking sites are for young people?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nick O'Neil found this video and used in a post called " Facebook for Grandparents." Source.

Linux desktops?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I'm doing a webinar on Linux Desktops next month, and it's making me think a lot about my own experience using Linux on the desktop, and where I think things are going. If you've read this blog for a while, you've heard my various sagas

User Experience Design Patterns from the Yahoo! Library

Museum 2.0

Do you use in-house documents to guide your actions? Do you use classic books? We each have our own rules of thumb and dos and don'ts. Yahoo! products?

Nonprofit groups team up to provide technology services | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Robert Miller | Business Columnist | Dallas M

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Nonprofit groups team up to provide technology services | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Robert Miller | Business Columnist | Dallas Morning News: "The Center for Nonprofit Management has entered into a partnership with NPower Texas to provide nonprofit groups with a one-stop source for technology services.".

The market for something to believe in is infinite.


And it just so happens that things feel like they are changing for me lately. So anyway. Please don't hesitate to contact me anytime.

Up there with Gordon Moore!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Well, that's a very optimistic title: I never expected to be up there with Gordon Moore. But, I was totally amazed to have my comments on the future of technology in the latest issue of IEEE Spectrum right next to Gordon's comments! He's from my alma mater, Caltech, where he has been chair of the board and the biggest or one of the biggest donors.

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The Community is the Curriculum: NTEN's Social Media and Nonprofits Project - Come Join the Fun!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the next six months, I will have the pleasure of working with NTEN and Holly Ross on a new community-driven funded by the Surdna Foundation. But the best reason of all is a chance to work with other people who are passionate about nonprofits and social media. Here's the project description (and it's evolving). So, what's my role in all of this?

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Beth, of course, suggested this, and I'm jumping on her bandwagon. realized, in being introduced to Edupunk, that I have been doing it for, oh, almost 20 years now. In 1989, I joined the faculty of Hampshire College (and stayed for 10

ICANN to allow new top level domains | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

is the internet running out of domain names? well, not really, but it could be argued that we're running out of easily remembered and typed names.

Virtually New Orleans : CU News : Boulder Daily Camera

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Virtually New Orleans : CU News : Boulder Daily Camera: "High school students enrolled in the camp are spending this week intensively exploring what led up to the 2005 storm that ravaged the Gulf Coast and went down in history books as one of the costliest and deadliest hurricanes.

Must tell you about Crazy Egg.


Check out Crazy Egg. It's an amazing analytics application that can help you analyze your website or blog. Here's how it works. Have a newsroom?

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Guatemala: the Secret Files

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Frontline World is airing a terrific piece on our Guatemala work tonight on KQED in the Bay Area (9 pm PT). You can view it online right now. It already aired on the east coast. don't think we've ever had such extensive and thoughtful coverage of a topic: there are the video segments, slideshows, extended interviews and more.

NpTech Tag Summary: Learnings from FriendFeed Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the past few weeks, Twitter has been down or out due to stress. To learn more about Twitter scaling issues read this interview by Jesse Stay. When a service goes down, users will complain. And if happens a lot, they may move on. FriendFeed has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Want a fuller description of FriendFeed? Read this ). room, etc).

Frackin’ Brilliant

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

That's what I said to Thomkins Spann, of Convio, when he told me last week (after I duly signed the requisite NDA) that Convio was going into the donor database business by building an app on top of Salesforce.com.

Beaconfire Survey: Firefox 3 | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

editor's note: periodically, we do a survey of beaconfire staff to get impressions on a variety of non-profit technology issues.

Wired Campus: University Used Instant Messages to Communicate After Fire - Chronicle.com

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Wired Campus: University Used Instant Messages to Communicate After Fire - Chronicle.com: "University Used Instant Messages to Communicate After FireIn the wake of a devastating fire at Our Lady of the Lake University last month, university officials didn’t rely on phone calls or e-mail to keep the university community connected. They couldn’t.

Vanity Fair on the History of the Internet and the World and Everything


Vanity Fair has a totally awesome oral history of the internet. Although their cover pic of Angelina makes her look totally weird and unattractive).

You Could Win $10,000 for Your Do-Good Business Idea

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Which do you think is a better idea? a. Children's book depicting breastfeeding babies and toddlers b. Girl Talk: Read to Achieve d.

Slides from Nonprofits, Healthcare, and Social Media Keynote

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| View | Upload your own. I was invited to give a keynote at a gathering of 300 IT leaders and managers who work for a large healthcare nonprofit. would like to give special thanks to Andre Blackman and Patricia Anderson who were immensely helpful. BTW, the photo that graces the cover of this slide show was taken by Patricia).

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