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.

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

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. And the nonprofit community is an exceptional example of a group that thrives from people. It could.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?"

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.

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.

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.

Save the Internet, Save the World


I have a kid. She's five. think it's an appropriate metaphor for parenthood. Right now, our oxygen mask is the Internet. It's their Internet too!

Is your Facebook Page Worth it?


Not even on your Facebook page. You're spending resources on Facebook for a reason. But how do you know if you're succeeding?

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?

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.

They're Here. 10NTC Session Materials Now Online!


After a steady two and half weeks of being amazed at the sheer number of blog posts, tweets , photos and video tagged #10NTC, we've finally compiled it all on the NTEN site. There were so many of you writing about 10NTC , I had to create 2 -- that's right, 2 -- separate spreadsheets just to keep up! Search by session. You can find those here.

2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Surprising Stats


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

HOW TO: Create a Mobile Website for Your Nonprofit for $8 a Month

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Web is going mobile. Faster than anyone thought. Smartphones are transforming the Internet and how individuals access the Web. Some through Apps.

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.

The Softer Side of Security


Peter Campbell, Earthjustice. As the technical staff at our nonprofits, we wrestle with all sorts of complex security concepts: firewalls, encryption, network address translation. . But here are three quick questions: Would you spend $10,000 on a security system for your building, and then set the access code to "12345"?

TechSoup Account Management 101: Authorized Agents

Tech Soup Blog

This blog post is part of an occasional series focused on managing accounts at Watch for more posts to come! read more.

The New Culture of Storytelling


Michaela and Brian at the World of Coca Cola. As we do every year, Forum One participated in the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). Oxfam.

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.

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.

One of Many: Intermountain Centers for Human Development Supports Arizona's At-Risk Population

Tech Soup Blog

This post is part of a series highlighting TechSoup member organizations' achievements. Continue reading about Woody's story and ICHD. read more.

FLASH MOBS - Association Bisnow - Washington

AFP Blog

FLASH MOBS - Association Bisnow - Washington: "You may have seen the YouTube clips of strangers simultaneously freezing in place at Grand Central Station or randomly dancing in sync to a Michael Jackson song on the streets of Stockholm. Now, a DC non-profit is harnessing the power of flash mobs

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.

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?

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Arriving at TechSoup in June

Tech Soup Blog

To find out when Adobe CS5 products are in stock at TechSoup, sign up for our New Product Alert e-newsletter. Waiting anxiously for Adobe CS5? The new versions of Adobe's popular design tools are set to hit the market soon — they've been available for pre-order on a number of consumer sites for weeks. read more.

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.

#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. 

Why Privacy Matters (or Should) to Nonprofits


Donny Shimamoto, IntrapriseTechKnowlogies. Highlights from recent media coverage of privacy-related incidents and trends shows increased risk for the nonprofit sector related to privacy. Have you mitigated your privacy risks? Data Theft Creates Notification Nightmare for BlueCross" (March 1, 2010, What is your bank doing to protect you?

TechSoup Global and Microsoft at NGO Connection Day Vietnam

Tech Soup Blog

Since 2005, Microsoft has sponsored NGO Connection Days throughout the world to raise awareness and help build IT capacity in the NGO sector. As with other NGOs around the world, the challenges faced by the ones in Vietnam are very similar. read more.

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.

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?

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