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Announcing ImpactRising.Org: Organizational Capacity Building Resource for Nonprofits and Consultants

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In that spirit, I’m excited to introduce ImpactRising.org as a resource to nonprofits and the consultants they work with. model of generosity.

Are You Content Creation Impaired? Here’s Some Tips and Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Techniques and Tools. How does your organization create compelling content when you don’t have time, talent, or resources? Conten

A Wiki Tribute to Stephanie McAuliffe

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This post is my personal tribute – and a request to send her some good wishes on the Stephanie McAuliffe Wiki. Philanthropy reflection

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Reliability of Resources: The 2012 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits

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It covers nearly 70 types of software, from association management to wikis and everything in between. Where do you turn for your information?

Great reads from around the web on August 15th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). Vivanista Hosts Question Session « Vivanista | Living Well.

A Wiki Convert

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world (although, I have been using Facebook since you had to log in at THEfacebook.com), I'm guessing I'm not the only one a little timid to experiment with new tools, so I am compelled to share when I've had a great experience. Last week, I wrote a post about how useful Delicious is to keep resources organized - I'm still in awe of that one.

TechSoup Community Team Wiki Launch

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup exists not only to provide nonprofits with technology, but also to connect them to the resources they need to use it. We're excited to announce a brand new window into what we do and what we're discovering with the launch of our Community Team Wiki. Tell us what you think of the new wiki in the comments!

NGO Learning Wiki

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Check out the NGO Learning Wiki. It was created by Greg Cohen to share resources he has identified while exploring tools for the members of the Association of Private Voluntary Organization Financial Managers. Another, more focused on the tools of collaboration, is KnowledgeManagement. There is substantial overlap.

Bring Your Idea to Life at Social Actions Wiki - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Why not contribute to the Social Actions Labs Idea Wiki? To help accomplish this, they launched a wiki this week. All rights reserved.

resource roundup 7/5 | Idealware

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Digital Web Magazine) A group of consultants who specialize in Textpattern - an open source blogging and small-site- CMS - explain in detail what they like about the tool. User Interface Engineering) Great article from one of the most respected and prominent usability gurus as to why social features are worth investing in. Why Textpattern ?

Great reads from around the web on December 25th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). NonProfit 2.0 Unconference is coming to Washington, D.C., Yahoo!

WeAreMedia: Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box and Wiki Raid - End of the First Week

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some awesome tool resource pages where you'll find links to simple definitions, tips and tutorials, and some tools. This week we worked on listening and participation tools: Monitoring. The tools we'll be focusing on next are those that can be used for sharing your story social media style. Blogging Tool.

Web2.0 and Nonprofits Best Practices Wiki

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Can a wiki be an example of paying it forward? and Nonprofits Best Practices Wiki ! Password is " nptech ") Our goal with this is not to be the definitive resource for all things Web 2.0. She is inviting others to contribute links and resources and I know I certainly will. (I have a web2.0 Stay tuned

Great reads from around the web on November 25th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources across the web ever day. To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). How did you ensure participation and membership? The time is now.

Resource Roundup 11/26 | Idealware

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If you see a good article or resource that would help nonprofits choose software, tag it!

Resource Roundup 11/16 | Idealware

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Thanks for the tagging, David Noble , David Zeidman , and Craig Weinrich ! Keep it coming! This article provides some suggestions for making the transition. RSS in Plain English ( CommonCraft ) A gentle introduction to how to use RSS - a powerful and straightforward way to follow news and information.

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Resource Roundup 6/16 | Idealware

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Marnie Webb provides a great overview of Twitter resources. The CIAs Use of Wikis (Enterprise 2.0 Not familiar with Twitter? Conference) From the Enterprise 2.0 The Utility of CRM (Gokubi.com) Thoughtful, high level look at the purpose and advantages of a Constituent Relationship Management system.

Resource Roundup 3/22 | Idealware

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Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Resource Roundup 3/22 By Laura Quinn , March 22, 2007 Its been a good week for great software resources!

Resource Roundup 5/31 | Idealware

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Skypecasting For Beginners - Free Audio Conferencing For Up To 100 Participants (Robin Good) Detailed directions on how to setup a skypecast - an audio conference - using skype, which is a great conference call possibility especially if you have a number of participants outside the US. Tate Hausman describes what that might mean for nonprofits.

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Social Media 101 TweetChat: Facebook

Tech Soup Blog

Fortunately, there are a range of tools that can help nonprofits such as those created by Causes , FirstGiving , Crowdrise , and Givezooks.

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Resource Roundup 11/30 | Idealware

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Rethinking "Internet for Everyone" & Social Networking (CTC VISTA Project Digest) An interesting from-the-front-lines viewpoint - from a VISTA staffer - about the gap between tools that techies find "easy to use" and whats needed for nonprofit staff and constituents who have little experience with software or the internet. More soon!

Resource Roundup 5/21 | Idealware

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Nonprofit Success with Salesforce ( Salesforce Developer Wiki) A how-to guide summarizing how Salesforce.org can work for nonprofits. Beyond Message Boards - Ideas for the New Communities ( CommonCraft ) A thoughtful laundry-list of technology tools that can be used to help build community. technologies. Several caught my eye.

Great reads from around the web on May 17th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). These are some of the common refrains I hear from nonprofits.

#13NTC Session: Mindful or Mindfull Social Media?

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This blog post serves as a resource page for a session on mindfulness with Rob Cottingham and Jana Byington-Smith. Jana  will share some techniques such as mind mapping and sketchnotes as well as share the different options for tools – both analog (paper and markers) and digital (ipad). Additional Resources. Takeaways. 1.

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What is the scaffolding for learning in public?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some are tool specific The Twitter Ladder or the Facebook Ladder or it may describes different levels of engagement  across channels.

Bring Your Idea to Life at Social Actions Wiki - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Why not contribute to the Social Actions Labs Idea Wiki? To help accomplish this, they launched a wiki this week. All rights reserved.

Web Design Resources from the TechSoup Global Network

Tech Soup Blog

The Wikispaces Plus Plan , available through TechSoup, offers nonprofits and libraries a hosted wiki site. Design and Multimedia. Web 2.0

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

Here’s a run through of the Tools Galore session.  See the slide deck below and notes from the panelists: WomenWhoTech: Tools Galore. Idealware.org has reviews of many of these tools as well. New tools get talked about a lot, but don’t get caught up in new sexy tools and forget about the power of email. 

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NTC: Data Visualization Panel

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Or are you maybe even drowning in data and looking for someone to throw you a life-saving suggestion for software and other tools? Resources.

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Resource Roundup 12/4 | Idealware

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Participatory Media Links and Resources (Berkeley) Apparently put together for a Berkeley class, this wiki provides a useful and lengthy list of resources about "participatory media" - i.e. blogs, wikis , RSS , tagging, video sharing, mashups , etc. tools? tools for all their office productivity software (i.e.

Introducing Idealware's Social Media Resource Library

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There are a ton of resources on social media for nonprofits, but they are scattered all over the web (though, We Are Media has done an excellent job at compiling a lot of them). And, we’ve incorporated an easy-to-use tagging scheme so that you can find the resources most helpful to you. They are the ones I found particularly helpful.

I Love Charts

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What are your favorite resources for data visualization techniques?   How are you using data visualization in your nonprofit’s work?

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Context Is Everything: Online Communities

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At the time, we invited Internet thought-leaders to participate in an email list discussion, focusing on interactive tools.

Intranets, Yammer, and Other Web 2.0 Tools for Staff Communication

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tools to your museum? Here are seven frequent staff communication problems, and tools to address them. the list goes on. Google Apps.

Nonprofits That Tweet: Roundup of lists, resources, and examples

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Check out blog for in-depth posts on Twitter tools, for example this one about url shorterners. Cohen titled " 26 Charities That Tweet."  In the introduction, Lon talks about how he uses Twitter everyday in his nonprofit job.   I'd like to point a few examples that were not on his list and share some good nonprofit Twitter resources.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

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The list of trainers, themes, and tools that were discussed can be found on the TechCamp wiki  site. Technology does not solve problems.

Collecting Data in Low Resource Areas: How to Get Started

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It’s an old problem, made worse by the tantalizing potential that technology provides: how do you collect and aggregate quality data when you work in low resource areas? You have a great staff, but they are not sophisticated in the use of technology tools. Wikis/Blogs. More and more people are comfortable using the tools.

Open Source for Nonprofits: Programs to Try (Part 2)

Tech Soup Blog

CiviCRM even has some basic HR management tools to help nonprofits keep track of their volunteers, new jobs, and related documents. spanhidden.

WeAreMedia: Social Networks - Build the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box

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So, go over to the wiki and add your best how-to resource and you could win a t-shirt And perhaps nonprofits?)

We Are Media: The Social Media Starter Kit for Nonprofits

SocialFish

The goal of this wiki is to provide a source for strategies and tools in the social media sphere specifically for NONPROFITS.