Sat.Feb 06, 2010 - Fri.Feb 12, 2010

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Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In order for social media to have full impact, it needs to scale within an organization.  This is a good example of a "Blended profile.". Tips. 1.  

An Experiment with Facebook Advertising for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Facebook of February 2010 is quite different from the Facebook of 2009 especially when it comes to Facebook Fan Pages. It’s gone. hope so!

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How Different Types of Museums Approach Participation

Museum 2.0

Aren't art museums less open to participation than other kinds of museums?" I was surprised by her question. MN150 ). Children of the Lodz Ghetto ).

The Buzz Factor

Idealware

Long time readers of my ramblings here are aware that I drink the Google kool-aid. And they also know that I've been caught tweeting, on occasion.

Nonprofit Survey Results: Accounting Packages that Matter

Tech Soup Blog

Below is a summary of the survey's findings, and we encourage you to participate in our forums discussions and give other users your insight.

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Why Don't Some Innovations Meet Their Potential?

Tech Soup Blog

This post originally appeared on the AshokaTECH Blog. He will be live-blogging from the event so watch for more posts to come! read more.

Crowdsourcing, old school: the Great Backyard Bird Count

Connection Cafe

Author: Seth Merritt. If you live in one of the many areas blanketed by snow the past few weeks, you might be looking for a cure for cabin fever. The Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend, February 12 - 15, 2010, and it's great way to get outside with family and friends, have fun, and help birds—all at the same time. & Canada.

A Free Worksheet for Your Big Vision Goals for 2010

Have Fun - Do Good

have several groups and individuals who I share my big vision goals with on a regular basis. My 3 Big Vision Winter Goals (December 21-March 20) 1.

Win A HP Computer and Printer: What's Your Theory of Change for Social Media Use?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The idea here is that if you purchase an HP product, they'll donate 4% to one of seven charities, including the Red Cross.  Fine Blog  . Jolly Mom.

Idealware's Field Guide to Nonprofit Software: Fundraising, Communications and Outreach

Tech Soup Blog

Idealware recently released its Fundraising, Communications and Outreach. You can get more information and order a copy on their site. read more.

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Google Buzz :: yournonprofit@gmail.com

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Google has been working double-time launching new products over the last few months. From Google Wave to Google Voice , to Social Search and now Google Buzz , I think that now is a good time for nonprofits to reserve a Gmail account if they haven’t already. That said, take 5 minutes and protect your Google brand.

Little Things Can Mean A Lot: Email Signatures

Idealware

Easily Overlooked Opportunities to Polish your Brand Online This is the second of a handful of small ways to extend your organization's brand through out your online presence. As I was trying to come up with a good handful of easy wins I thought immediately of the email signatures. What should your organization's email signature include? What else?

31 Days to Social Media Nirvana

NCE Social Media

John Haydon recently completed a 31-day series on how to improve your social media optimization. To download it, click on the green button.

Intuit's Love a Local Business Contest

Tech Soup Blog

Intuit , the company that produces the favorite accounting software QuickBooks and financial management software Quicken (and TechSoup donor partner) is running a contest for small businesses (and nonprofits) to win a total of $35,000 in products, cash and free advertising. Check out the full rules and enter your organization to win big this month!

Idealware’s Field Guide to Nonprofit Software: Fundraising, Communications and Outreach

Robert Weiner

Idealware recently released its Fundraising, Communications and Outreach. You can get more information and order a copy on their site. read more.

Launching HOPE

Connection Cafe

Author: Amber Wobschall. Many non-profits struggle with website redesign projects because they are such a huge undertaking.

The Nonprofit Technology Conference Scholarship Fund: Why I Donated

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been a proud member of the Nonprofit Technology community since, yikes, 1993 and a part of NTEN/NTC community since the early days.

Governmental Transparency and e-Governance: What's Social Enterprise's Role?

Tech Soup Blog

This post originally appeared on the AshokaTECH Blog. Elliot Harmon, regular TechSoup blogger and staff writer, was chosen to " Blog [His] Way to Hyderabad " for the Ashoka and Lemelson event, Tech4Society , taking place in Hyderabad, India this week. He will be live-blogging from the event so watch for more posts to come! read more.

Counting the Uncounted

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our Human Rights team specializes in counting the uncounted: shining a light on the numbers of people who have disappeared or have died who often do not show up in official accounts. Just this week, we released a new study on the Colombian state of Casanare. This report provides invaluable estimates of the number of invisible victims.

On saints and advocates

Connection Cafe

Author: Alan Cooke. Hitchens assumes that saints should always be presumed guilty until proven innocent. So what should nonprofits be doing?

Mumbai Tweetup: A High Energy Experience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tonight I attended a tweet up at the NASSCOM India Leadership Conference with about 30-40 folks from business, social sector, and ngos. 

Opting Out of Junk Mail and Phone Directories to Save Paper

Tech Soup Blog

One thing we haven't covered yet through the GreenTech Initiative in regard to paper reduction is the problem of junk mail. According to the San Francisco-based nonprofit, Forest Ethics , more than 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the U.S. each year, which is roughly one-third of all the mail delivered in the world. million homes.

Time Spent With Personal Email Unchanged From Last Year : eMarketing & Commerce (eM+C)

AFP Blog

Time Spent With Personal Email Unchanged From Last Year : eMarketing & Commerce (eM+C): "Despite the growth in the number of people using social networking sites to communicate with each other, time spent with personal email to friends and family is unchanged from last year, with 71 percent of respondents spending 20 minutes or more weekly

16 Million 2-1-1 Calls in 2009

VisionLink

From our colleagues at the United Way of America, an update on 2009 Call Volume: 2-1-1 call centers across the country have completed their annual survey of call traffic. In 2009, these calls totaled more than 16 million calls across America. This is an increase of 13% in call volume over 2008. With approximately 1.5

I'm Headed for Nasscom Foundation's Indian Leadership Forum in Mumbai

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Nasscom Foundation in India is the epicenter of nonprofit technology and social innovation.   David Appasamy. Gaurav Mishra. Ganesh Natarajan.

Texting for $$: The Definitive Guide

Tech Soup Blog

In the wake of the huge number of donations given to Haiti earthquake relief via text mesage, MobileActive has published Texting for Charitable Dollars: The Definitive Guide. It describes the process of raising funds via SMS from the donors' and the nonprofits' perspectives, including costs and tips for getting started. read more.

What It Takes to be a (Successful) Social Media Manager - The DelCor Connection Blog

AFP Blog

What It Takes to be a (Successful) Social Media Manager - The DelCor Connection Blog: "What It Takes to be a (Successful) Social Media ManagerWhen a person's job is to be responsible for social media on behalf of their organization, it is bound to be frought with unique challenges and oportunities others in their association would not likely see.

Great reads from around the web on February 11th

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 February 11th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

Twitter Lists

NCE Social Media

Back in November, I wrote about the introduction of Twitter lists. wanted to share this helpful video on Twitter lists. Now that Twitter lists have matured over 3+ months, people are finally figuring out their true impact. Are you on any Twitter lists? Do you use them? Share your experiences with lists in the comments section.

Text Message Donations for Haiti Top $37 Million

Tech Soup Blog

Donations via text message for Haiti relief efforts have surpassed $37 million , more than quadruple the amount when we posted about SMS donations originally. There are also lots more organizations accepting donations via text messaging through mGive , who set up the SMS donation platform. read more.

Texting for $$: The Definitive Guide

Robert Weiner

In the wake of the huge number of donations given to Haiti earthquake relief via text mesage, MobileActive has published Texting for Charitable Dollars: The Definitive Guide. It describes the process of raising funds via SMS from the donors' and the nonprofits' perspectives, including costs and tips for getting started. read more.

Interview: Marshall Kirkpatrick on the Real Time Web Report

Amy Sample Ward

The Real-Time Web and Its Future , a new report from ReadWriteWeb , focused on the changing ecosystem of the Web, one that runs in real-time.  “For the following report, we interviewed 50 companies, developers and executives building or leveraging real-time Web technology. First, what does the “real-time Web&# really mean?

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AFP Blog

[link] "n a project that could revolutionize international communication, Google is working to create mobile phone software that will build on voice recognition and automatic translation technology to provide almost instantaneous voice translations. Google says the project should be ready in a couple of years. The UK Times reports

Feature Review, February 12th, 1:00pm Mountain

VisionLink

Join us on February 12th for a Feature Review session focused on client needs and taxonomy management. Specifically, this session will focus on tools and tips for managing and reporting presenting needs, met and unmet needs. In addition, we will provide an overview of new and existing Taxonomy Management Tools. 26th (see below). Dr. W.