Sat.Apr 24, 2010 - Fri.Apr 30, 2010

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Video Interview with Andre Blackman of Pulse + Signal


I spent some time with Andre Blackman while at South by South West Interactive 2010. Andre writes at Pulse + Signal where he talks about how technology and new ways of thinking can impact the field of public health.

Slacktivism: Why Snopes got it Wrong About Internet Petitions


"It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done," observed Oscar Wilde.

8 New Facebook Social Plugins And How They’ll Socialize Your Nonprofit Website

John Haydon

Right now, when people visit your website, they see the same content as every other visitor. By default, it’s not tailored to their preferences.

Finding the Perfect Donor Database

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re facing the prospect of choosing a donor database system for your organization, drop by the Meeting Archives at to check out this recent addition: Finding the Perfect Donor Database in an Imperfect World. There are nearly two hundred donor databases on the market. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, fans and foes.

The Questions Every Nonprofit Should Ask About Sensitive Data


Jake Marcinko, Blackbaud. These days, big data breach headlines are becoming almost blasé. We've grown so accustomed to such incidents that the mere threat of a data breach no longer carries the weight and urgency that it once did. It is even more difficult to determine the total number of individuals affected by data breaches in 2009. "Why?"

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Social Media and Privacy: Best Practices for Managing Your Personal and Professional Identities


Andrew Heller, Here's the situation: midnight is fast approaching and the server is still down. After working on the problem for hours with your manager, you're still scratching your head over how to solve the problem. As the night wears on, business conversation slowly turns into personal conversation. " are bound to come up.

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Reconsider Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Reconsider. To think about again. To reassess. To reevaluate. Really?&#. That said, people love Facebook. It’s time for them to give back.

Social CRM, part 2: Metrics vs. CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

So while I’ve been off twitter, I’ve had time to research social CRM (funny, that.) And what I’ve found is pretty interesting. CRM stands for “Customer Relationship Management&# (not to be confused with “Cause Related Marketing&# - it came from the for-profit space. That was the question I cam to this issue with.

Does Privacy on Facebook, Google, and Twitter Even Matter? | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Does Privacy on Facebook, Google, and Twitter Even Matter? Fast Company: "What was Google thinking? When the search company launched Buzz a couple of months ago, engineers came up with what they thought was a clever way to kick-start the new social-networking service: They would build Buzz directly into Gmail.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: April 30


(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.) . Thanks to all those who documented and shared! Rock on open data and mapping! Scariest part?

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Question Facebook’s Integrity, Longevity, and ROI (Return on Investment)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This very long post has been a long-time coming for so many reasons. Really?&#. That said, people love Facebook. It’s time for them to give back.

#1MillionShirts and the Power of the Network

Amy Sample Ward

I can’t count how many times an organization, a campaigner or a consultant has asked for my opinion about “how can I make this go viral ?&#   My response is usually broken down into two parts: 1. what do you think viral means? 2. Development professionals, charity-minded folks, those interested in social media all responded. 

Census Bureau Data Displays


Have you returned your Census Bureau form? Using this year of the Census as a kick off, we are pleased to integrate US Census Bureau data into our mapping layer. This is the same module that allows our customers to display the locations of their clients (or sub-sets of clients), and the location of relevant community services as well. Dr. W.

Calling All Nonprofits: Its Time for a Privacy Upgrade


Nicole A. Ozer, ACLU of Northern California. More and more, nonprofits rely on technology to fulfill our missions. We connect with members using e-mail and social networking, carry out research on search engines and Web sites, and use online services to purchase supplies and produce and store documents. Cloud computing is a prime example. Nicole A.

Volunteers can access centralized database for nonprofits - The Reporter

AFP Blog

Great reads from around the web on April 28th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of April 28th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying. We Say Yes! Both online and off?

Tackling your content inventory

Connection Cafe

Author: Lacey Kruger. After my last post , a reader asked for more information and instruction on creating a content inventory. What a great idea for a follow-up post! Also, content inventories are essential for any web site redesign to ensure the new site structure accommodates all types of content you’re looking to include. Page ID. Title.

Data Exchange White Paper: Benefits


To inform and kickstart the conversation in your partnership, check out the White Paper. We discuss various components of the work, and several key benefits including: - Saving money and resources - Better information and better decisions - Improved data quality - Improved service delivery - Access to real time data - Competitive advantage Dr. W.

The Nonprofit Quarterly | The Nonprofit Quarterly | Nonprofit Newswire | Four Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Reconsider Facebook

AFP Blog

The Nonprofit Quarterly | The Nonprofit Quarterly | Nonprofit Newswire | Four Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Reconsider Facebook: "April 27, 2010; Source: Nonprofit Tech 2.0 | Is your organization on Facebook? Like myriad other nonprofits, NPQ is.

Separating Personal and Professional Lives on Social Media

Robert Weiner

Do you "friend" your co-workers, clients, or service recipients on Facebook? What about LinkedIn? Are your tweets appropriate for all audiences? Andrew Heller discussed the risks of oversharing in his NTEN blog post Social Media and Privacy: Best Practices for Managing Your Personal and Professional Identities.

Theatre Flashmobs on YouTube and Swarms of Theater Goers on FourSquare

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, I've been looking at a lot of different examples of how theatres are using social media.  Photo by Neatonjr. Track volunteering efforts.

How Facebook Community Pages Undermine Nonprofit’s Official Pages in Facebook Searches

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Today is Arbor Day. wanted to promote the the National Arbor Day’s Facebook Page on the Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page.

Reasons to Be Wary About Text Giving - Give and Take - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Amplify your nonprofit event with Facebook’s new Live Stream plugin

John Haydon

On Wednesday we talked about eight Facebook Social Graph plugins your nonprofit can use to make your site more social. Feel free to attend. Or not.

Spreadsheet Aerobics: Actionable Measurement for Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Metro Library and Archive. It's much easier to do a 20 mile bike ride when you've been riding everyday! . You are all the experts here! Likes.

2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Surprising Stats


This stuff fascinates me – which I guess is good since it’s my job.

Enhancing the Donor Experience : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Enhancing the Donor Experience : FundRaising Success: "n her presentation at the 47th AFP International Conference on Fundraising in Baltimore earlier this month, Bridget Brandt, senior marketing manager at Sage Nonprofit Solutions, discussed some keys to creating loyal donors through their experiences with your organization.

Do-Good Mother's Day Gift and Donation Ideas

Have Fun - Do Good

Mother's Day is only a couple weeks away (Sunday, May 9th). Do you know what you're going to give your mom?

What's Your Nonprofit's Social Media Measurement Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

  Photo by Halloween Jack. Altimeter Report:  Social Media Analytics. They define this process as "social media analytics.". Post Timing. Post Content.

The Next Big Shake-Ups In Fundraising


Wonder what the next big shake-up in the fundraising world is going to be so you can prepare and stay ahead of the curve? The Fundraising Predictions.

Professional Guides — Pistachio

AFP Blog

Professional Guides — Pistachio: "Professional GuidesIndustry-specific guides to Twitter, by profession.".

3 Ways Facebook Will Radically Change Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

A few weeks ago, we had a conversation about the Facebook win against Google and what it means for you. Fast forward. The Age Of Facebook.


Make a Google Search Story Video in Under 5 Minutes

See What's Out There

Remember the touching Google Search Story about Parisian Love that aired during the Superbowl? Preview, make edits, and upload directly to YouTube.

Where's the Mobile Museum Project for Intact Social Groups?

Museum 2.0

When a technologist calls me to talk about their brilliant idea for a museum-related business, it's always a mobile application. Imagine for example.