World Economic Forum - Davos 2007

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And, later in the week I move to Davos for the World Economic Forum - Annual Meeting 2007. It's that time of year when social entrepreneurs get to hang out and carouse with the world's leaders. I'm en route to Switzerland for two conferences (or, a pre-conference and a conference). This is where many of the key global players from the social entrepreneurship field get together, under the auspices of Klaus and Hilde Schwab.

Schwab Social Entrepreneurs Summit 2007

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We're wrapping up an intense couple of days here in Zurich, and I take the spectacular train to Davos this afternoon. The event here in Zurich is the Schwab Social Entrepreneur Summit, where roughly a hundred social entrepreneurs get together with global leaders to advance the movement. Sunday was a day of content aimed just at the social entrepreneurs. We discussed leadership, recruiting and succession, among other topics.

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The 2007 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship

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The big celebration was also in the Sheldonian: the 2007 Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. And it was exciting! Below, I have picked a few select photos: the rest are on my Flickr page. Salman Ahmed got the crowd pumping as before, and then we met our four rockstar presenters (well, at least one is literally a rock star, and the other three have a pretty good claim to the status): Jeff Skoll, Peter Gabriel, Sally Osberg and Muhammad Yunus.

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Wrapping Up the 2007 Skoll World Forum

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The Balancing Act: just about right This is my third Skoll Forum, and I definitely think that it was the best. And that's saying something, since I got my award last year and that was pretty exciting. The challenge here has been the balancing act between the business school home of the Forum and the practitioner community. A couple of years ago, the focus was too academic and much of the material was not interesting to the social entrepreneurs.

Working to Change the World - May 24, 2007

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Bill Coleman and I will be speaking at Santa Clara University on Working to Change the World on May 24th, 2007. Thursday, May 24, 2007 5:30-6:30 p.m. It should be fun: I really enjoy talking with Bill and this is a chance to talk about what we both think really matters! Here's the announcement from SCU.

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Nonprofit Org in TIME's Top 10 Websites of 2007 | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

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Nonprofit Org in TIME's Top 10 Websites of 2007 | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network: "2007Submitted by Annaliese on Wed, 12/19/2007 - 2:21pm.nonprofit technoloy | NPTech | NTEN | nten membersLong-time NTEN member organization VolunteerMatch made it into TIME's list of Top 10 Websites for 2007.

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2007 Global Social Venture Competition

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I just found out about a matching making blog for the 2007 GSVC, where social groups can link up with students who want to work on a business plan. Teams interested in attending this event should be planning to submit their business plans to the 2007 GSVC. The executive summary deadline for GSVC is January 17, 2007.

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Video Blogging Week:2007

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It starts on Sunday. The details are here

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Crowdsourcing is so 2007

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Let me introduce you to crowdcollecting. The video you will watch below consists of seven music tracks/videos that are made exclusively from video material found on YouTube. Kutiman spent 3 months in his bedroom splicing and dicing over one hundred videos for samples of singers and instruments—from guitars, pianos, drums and harps, to synthesizers, a bouzouki and even a cash register. Enjoy.

2007: New Year's Technology Resolutions

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To be more productive with the time I spend online and put some of the suggestions that Ed Hallowell in his book, Crazy Busy suggests about avoiding online time wasters. To stop being a digital slob in terms of my hard drive, tagging habits, flickr photo annotation, blog posts, etc. It probably means to slow down and not try to do so much at such a frenetic pace. But maybe I can be fast and neater? My horrible computer crash has inspired several resolutions about crash proofing my pc.

N-TEN Conference 2007 - Flickr Session!

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N-TEN Conference 2007 - Flick Session! Originally uploaded by christuttledotcom. Just finished the flickr session. I am having lots of computer/Internet access issues and am now able to find this photo via Chris - who was a able to post to flickr! Most of the people in the room are folks who aren't participating in the NTEN Flickr Affinity Group and were new to flickr.

Games for Change 2007: Funders Perspective Panel

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Photo by Rikomatic. The key takeaway for me is the whole point about the need for new metrics to measure learning from games. That the old metrics aren't working. This is the same conversation that is happening around web metrics versus blog metrics. If you use web site metrics to evaluate the success of your blog, they don't work for a lot of reasons.

Last minute tidbits

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Last minute tidbits December 20, 2007 This will be my last post of 2007 – I’m taking some days off from work and blogging, and won’t return until the beginning of the year.

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Blogathon 2007: Raise Money for Your Favorite Cause with your Blog

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Starting Saturday, July 28th at 6 AM PST, 2007 Blogathon bloggers will post a new post every 30 minutes for 24 hours to raise money for their favorite cause. If you do decide to join the 2007 Blogathon, let folks know in the comments of this post. Image Credit: The 2007 Blogathon mascot, Meme the Sheep, was created by the Ryan Estrada. Who needs a walk-a-thon when you can join a Blogathon!

Is the Nonprofit Technology Conference 2007 on your list?

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The 2007 NTC Conference is around the corner, well in April, but some discount pricing deadlines coming right up. I'm excited because this will my seventh one! Even though for many years I've had a paying gig with NTEN to coordinate the Day of Service at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) -- it is THE conference to attend if you work with technology and nonprofits. And, this year I will be attending the conference and coordinating the Day of Service too!

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NTC 2007 Day of Service: Come Join Us

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Want to see an online documentary from 2000 that shows scenes from the first ever Day of Service held in Kansas City in March, 2000? Click here. One of my clients is NTEN and for the past five years I've been hired to help coordinate the NTC Day of Service on April 4thi n Washington, DC. The Day of Service is a way for conference participants to give something back to the community that hosts the Nonprofit Technology Conference. The partners include NTEN, NPower Greater DC, and DC-Cares.

NpTechTag MetaFeed: 2007 Version 1 - Feed Fixed, Tag Still Broken?

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Allan Benamer gave a shout that the NpTech Meta Feed was broken. The NpTech Meta Feed has been revised and move to here: [link]. I've asked Marshall to put a forward on the old feed. But is it fixed? Gavin's Digital Diner gave us a thoughtful post about the pros/cons of taxonomy versus folksonomy, and the quality (or lack of) in user-generated content. A brilliant reflection, if only presenting one point of view, but still worth reading! It's here.

Nonprofits Celebrate New Home in Second Life: Nonprofit Commons Grand Opening Gala Event on August 14th, 2007

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. Hey Have Fun * Do Gooders, Many of you know that I work as the Community Builder for NetSquared , a project of TechSoup. Part of my job is to help put together Net Tuesdays in San Francisco, monthly meetings for social changemakers and web innovators to socialize, network and share resources.

FT.com / Partnership Publishing - Giving in the internet age

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FT.com / Partnership Publishing - Giving in the internet age: "Giving in the internet age By Sarah Murray Published: December 10 2007 17:26 | Last updated: December 10 2007 17:26 This year, some people will be receiving rather unusual Christmas presents.

Movable Type goes Open Source

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Movable Type goes Open Source December 13, 2007 This is old news, sort of. A ways back, Six Apart promised that it would open source MovableType , their flagship software product, and the software that underlies their TypePad service. Yesterday, they finally released it.

LinkedIn suits up

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology LinkedIn suits up December 10, 2007 LinkedIn, the serious MBA wielding brother to the Facebook fratboy and the MySpace rockergrrl, is really putting on the suit now.

Why I’m twittering

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Why I’m twittering December 7, 2007 Yes, it’s hard to believe. I succumbed. I have said many times that I wouldn’t Twitter. I’ve critiqued Twitter and social networks in general. So what’s the story? Michelle twittering? There are a number of factors at work.

Favorite Do-Good Books of 2007

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I didn't get a chance to post my Favorite Do-Good Book list for 2007 before the year ended, so here it is. Many of them were listed in my answer to the Meaningful Book Meme last October. Here are links to my Favorite Do-Good Books of 2006 and Favorite Do-Good Books of 2005. What were your favorite do-good reads last year?

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On my way to Zagreb!

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November 26, 2007 I’m going to Zagreb, Croatia to be at Aspiration’s Open Translation event. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology On my way to Zagreb! I’m really looking forward to it. It will be my first international open source event, and it’s an amazingly interesting topic. So I am so excited to be going.

Online Courses

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Online Courses November 6, 2007 I’ve been thinking a lot about giving online courses in the use of open source software.

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Satellite Internet gets the boot

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Satellite Internet gets the boot October 31, 2007 Finally, I have real broadband. We moved last weekend to a town that has actual real cable high speed internet. Unfortunately, it is the apparently increasingly dastardly Comcast, but it is so way much better than satellite by Hughesnet , that I can’t really find it in myself to complain.

Happy Birthday, Gutsy Gibbon!

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October 18, 2007 Ubuntu Linux has a new release, version 7.10, called “ Gutsy Gibbon.&# (Really I don’t know where these names come from!) Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Happy Birthday, Gutsy Gibbon! There is a great review at Wired that gives a good overview of what you’ll find.

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Some lessons from the “enterprise”

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Some lessons from the “enterprise&# October 11, 2007 One of the areas of technology I watch is the world of “enterprise&# IT.

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NOSI Primer, released finally

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Let your voice be heard

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Let your voice be heard October 1, 2007 I’ve been writing a surprising amount about nonprofit CRM tools lately.

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Web 2.0 Experiments, snafus and stumbles

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Experiments, snafus and stumbles December 17, 2007 I seem to have lost my head. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Web 2.0 Really. I was all curmudgeonly until last week, when I started tweeting and got into Spock. You know why I started to twitter. Ages and ages ago, when Spock was still in private beta, I got an invite, and used it. I was underwhelmed, and forgot about it.

Forgot to say …

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Forgot to say … September 25, 2007 I’m on vacation/fiction writing retreat this week. So, no blog posts from me here until I get back to work on October 1st. But I might write an entry or two on my personal blog , if you’re interested. { 1 trackback } Nonprofit Leadership, Innovation, and Change 09.29.07

Tidbits

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tidbits September 10, 2007 I have a few little tidbits, each don’t make enough for its own post, so here goes… Nicholas Carr (the Rough Type smart dude) tried out Adblock Plus , and has some very insightful comments about it.

Live from Convio Summit 2007 - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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60) Search « Convio Innovator Awards | Main | Take the M+R Online Monthly Giving Survey » Thursday Oct 18 2007 Live from Convio Summit 2007 Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 11:59AM | by Clinton OBrien Thursday morning at the Convio Client Summit in Austin, Texas, the opening session (sponsored by Care2, by the way) consisted mainly of the keynote speech by Convio CEO Gene Austin.

Tips for reducing IT costs

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tips for reducing IT costs August 16, 2007 Nicholas Carr, who writes the blog Rough Type , is a smart dude. Although he writes about the technology field as a whole, and seems very tapped into the for-profit world, he has lots of words of wisdom I think we can learn from.

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Joining the NTEN Board

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Joining the NTEN Board August 7, 2007 Katrin, the Executive Director of NTEN, announced today that I’m joining the Board. (So

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nfp 2.0 » The trends that will drive charities in 2007!

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whitewater widgets yak shack January 4th, 2007 The trends that will drive charities in 2007! Never mind, there will be plenty of elbow room to experiment and innovate in 2007. 2007 will be the year of the widget. In 2007, the sector needs to identify new measures of ‘engagement’ online. 2007 will provide some high-profile stunts and more cause-related avatars in Second Life , but remain a peripheral activity.

The power of open source VOIP

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The power of open source VOIP December 18, 2007 Today seems to be Asterisk day. What is Asterisk, you ask? Asterisk is the open source PBX application that works by using VOIP. It rocks. I wrote a case study about it in the NOSI primer – it can allow for really great flexibility in building phone systems.

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Open Source CRMs – people like them?

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December 12, 2007 I had a good look at NTEN’s CRM Satisfaction Survey (yippee for data!), Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Open Source CRMs – people like them? and although the sample sizes were small, and not representative of the nonprofit sector as a whole, the people surveyed seemed to like the open source tools available.

Welcome to the new blog!

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July 15, 2007 As you will have undoubtedly figured out – this blog moved! Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Welcome to the new blog! I’ve moved it off of Typepad, and onto Wordpress. I’ve been rather impressed by how easy Wordpress was to set up and use, and how easy the migration process was. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Sweet tasting dogfood…

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Sweet tasting dogfood… July 15, 2007 Part of the process I’m going through of “eating my own dogfood&# that is, using free software (open source) tools whenever I can includes taking myself off of proprietary platforms whenever possible.

Open content business models

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Open content business models December 1, 2007 I’m at the Open Translation event, and we’ve just had a great session on open content business models.

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