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.  

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.

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?

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

My Davos remarks on IP

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had multiple chances to plug my ideas around a more open approach in Davos, and found a sympathetic hearing, given some exciting activity in the same area. Nike launched the GreenXchange , and the Young Global Leaders had a humanitarian patent licensing concept that seemed promising. Here's what I said. My favorite example is in the pharma area.

Technology for Change Contest: Win a new computer from HP!

Amy Sample Ward

Technology for Change. What’s your favorite example of technology helping people create positive change in the world? think there are too many to count, really.  One example that I’ve blogged about before is the annual project from EpicChange: Tweetsgiving.  Enter the Contest. Looking at all of you readers, hint hint!).

Introducing the New NTEN.org | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

AFP Blog

Introducing the New NTEN.org | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network: "hile the new look has thrown off a few of us here at NTEN HQ -- years of habituation to click the same spot to go the the NTC pages, undone! -- we hope it will make the process of finding things on our site more intuitive for everybody else.

February 26th Design Session, 1:00 pm Mountain

VisionLink

VisionLink’s development team is queued up to focus on another round of enhancements to the Taxonomy Management & Reporting capacities of CommunityOS, and we want your input! will be joined by Kyle Kuczun, our CIO, and Craig Quincy, our Software Development Manager. Please attend both if you can. Dr. W.

Total Engagement

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just finished reading the book Total Engagement. It's rare that I read a book that has me wondering if the authors have caught a glimpse of an unexpected future, and that ten or twenty years from now people will be looking back and saying: that was the book that spotted this crucial trend. This could be one of them. The thesis is simple.

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.

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

AFP Blog

Facebook | Beth Kanter: Win A HP Computer and Printer: What's Your Theory of Change for Social Media Use?: "HP is giving away laptop and printer bundles as part of its HP’s Create Change program which is an example of 'embedded giving.'

An Open Letter to Convio

Judi Sohn

The buzz in our biz is that you have made enormous strides over the years in the areas that count – client service, product usability, and bringing the promises of the salesforce and the realities of customerhood into an acceptable equlibirium. Vinay continues to be a major thought leader in fundraising, and an inspiring colleague. That’s all good.

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.

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.

Why My Mom Is My Fundraising Guru | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

AFP Blog

Why My Mom Is My Fundraising Guru | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network: "he challenge in online fundraising today is that it's more than just email: it's Facebook, and Twitter, and e-mail, and widgets, and your website, and your blog, and your supporters blogs, and.

Help more nonprofits go to NTC

Judi Sohn

In 2005, I naively accepted an offer to run operations for a new nonprofit. I was always comfortable in technology, I was comfortable working with nonprofits. What else did I need to know? didn't have a clue. Now, nearly 5 years later I am confident in my ability to help C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition achieve its mission with the aid of technology.

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. 

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.

Dell Social Innovation Competition

AFP Blog

Help more nonprofits go to NTC

Judi Sohn

In 2005, I naively accepted an offer to run operations for a new nonprofit. I was always comfortable in technology, I was comfortable working with nonprofits. What else did I need to know? didn't have a clue. Now, nearly 5 years later I am confident in my ability to help C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition achieve its mission with the aid of technology.

Opening Session at NASSCOM and Social Innovation Winners

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lighting of the lamp is a traditional way to begin a conference here in India. Can we deliver job skills for $10 per skill?

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.

Conversation Agent: Blogging at Work if You Don't Have a Blog

AFP Blog

Conversation Agent: Blogging at Work if You Don't Have a Blog: "Many companies and marketing communications professionals are thinking about social media. But starting a blog seems daunting.

An Open Letter to Convio

Judi Sohn

The buzz in our biz is that you have made enormous strides over the years in the areas that count – client service, product usability, and bringing the promises of the salesforce and the realities of customerhood into an acceptable equlibirium. Vinay continues to be a major thought leader in fundraising, and an inspiring colleague. That’s all good.

The Universal Language of Technology Conferences: Schwag

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The conference hotel one of the largest hotels in Mumbai with many rooms and a large convention area. . The flap is imprinted with the conference name.

Add a Little Do-Goodness to Your Valentine's Day

Have Fun - Do Good

On Sunday, February 14th, thousands of people will exchange cards, go out to dinner, eat chocolates, buy flowers, and give gifts for Valentine's Day.

What Do You Want to Switch?

Frogloop

I’ve lost 3.5 pounds since January. realize this isn’t very interesting or surprising. According to the Heath brothers – a lot.