Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

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Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0 or “collective impact,” this work is characterized by a very different mindset, approach, and set of tools than traditional grant-making or nonprofit work, which has historically focused on supporting programs and organizations, and scaling those up.

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I sit down with each org and talk about how they raise money, so that I can understand the work in enough detail to be sure the database I build will support them in that work. 28 Comments Evan | Thursday, 15 February 2007 at 6:34 pm Whoa. Steve | Thursday, 08 March 2007 at 8:17 am Ha!

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Why Eli van der Giessen Became a NetSquared Organizer

Tech Soup Blog

He tirelessly organizes volunteers for Netsquared events all across the world. Here's how Eli got his start as a NetSquared organizer, in his own words. Why Eli Became a NetSquared Organizer. I Wanted to Build a Reputation. I Like Organizing Events.

Schwab Social Entrepreneurs Summit 2007

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This content has been driven by requests from the SEs themselves, looking for help in developing their leadership style and their organizations. Many of the SEs are senior, having been leading their organizations for longer than a decade, and many longer than that.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Using one Salesforce.com instance for two organizations Using one Salesforce.com instance for two organizations Last Updated on Sunday, 11 March 2007 01:18 Written by Steve Sunday, 11 March 2007 01:18 Sometimes an organization needs to segment it’s data very clearly and essentially have two organizations using the same database. If you had two instances, you’d have to build two sites.

2007 Global Social Venture Competition

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. Any graduate student interested in contributing to the build-out of a socially responsible business. 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.

Build Communities to Enhance Your Fundraising Campaigns

NTEN

How do you determine which technology, or set of technologies, will be best suited to your organization? In my recent chapter “Managing Fundraising and Building Communities Online” in the book Internet Management for Nonprofits (Wiley, April 2010), I write in depth about one method to tackle the subject – what are organizations across the country doing? Here are just two examples from organizations that I found to be most successful and effective. Adrienne D.

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

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57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

AT&T Announces $9 Million in Technology Grants That Help Hundreds of Nonprofits Build Stronger Communities Nationwide

AFP Blog

AT&T Announces $9 Million in Technology Grants That Help Hundreds of Nonprofits Build Stronger Communities Nationwide: "SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The AT&T Foundation -- the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T Inc. -- today announced that it has awarded $9 million in competitive AT&T Excelerator technology grants to 680 nonprofit organizations across the country.

The evolution of web hosting

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The evolution of web hosting November 8, 2007 It seems like not so long ago that I helped an organization build a Linux email and web server, that we plugged into a college internet connection, so that they could begin to take advantage of the wonders of the internet.

5 Tips to Start a Nonprofit Blog

Have Fun - Do Good

The best person to write an organization's blog is the person who is the most excited to write it. A natural person to be the staff blogger is whoever writes the organization's newsletter or e-newsletter. I am often asked for advice from nonprofits that want to start a blog.

Pew Internet Report on Tagging Use

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His reasons why tagging matters: First, tagging lets us organize the vastness of the Web -- and even our email, as Gmail has shown -- using the categories that matter to us as individuals. Tagging lets us organize the Net our way. That's something to watch out for, but by analyzing tag sets we can also build a tag thesaurus that knows that the tag ???roman??? Here's an example of "social search" in action.

Tip #6: Strategically Build Your Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Meanwhile, here's what I've learned about building your network: quality over quantity. To reap the benefits a using a social networking, you need to build your network, although as some experts say it is a matter of quality, not quantity. Photo by FlorrieBassinBorn.

NetCentric Advocacy: inattentive trust building : passive trust building : network connectivity

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Birdcinema: New way to build birding community! » July 25, 2007 inattentive trust building : passive trust building : network connectivity So why do you read peoples twitter? Do you actually build trust with someone when you read their blog? I have been thinking lately about the role of inattentive trust building and function of peripheral vision in building real world trust.

Outlook 2007 to Use MS Word to Display HTML Emails | Beaconfire Wire

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Some YouTube fans cut TV use » Outlook 2007 to Use MS Word to Display HTML Emails Posted Monday, January 29th, 2007 at 4:59 pm by Tim (35 posts) There has been much discussion lately about Microsoft’s decision to abandon IE as the rendering engine for HTML emails in Outlook 2007. Many existing templates will not be Outlook 2007 compatible, and can almost be counted on to break when viewed.

NetCentric Advocacy: The Point : Community Group Action: Self-Organizing

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Online Organizing: Social Network Study of Race and Use Clusters of Myspace or Facebook based on Incoming Class at Northwestern | Main | Using Netvibes: Build Your Own Daily Briefing » December 03, 2007 The Point : Community Group Action: Self-Organizing This looks cool. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Open source your Open Social Apps?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

November 21, 2007 Beth’s wonderful post about a decision tree for whether or not an organization should get into the social networking business had a link to a comment about OpenSocial. Whether an existing member of your organization chooses to participate in any social network or not should not affect your decision to have a presence (group and/or application) in the social-networking space.

NetCentric Advocacy: The Machine is US. Movement Organizer Inspiration

Network-Centric Advocacy

Friedman | Main | At the Poles, Melting Occurring at Alarming Rate - washingtonpost.com » October 16, 2007 The Machine is US. Movement Organizer Inspiration The movement is a platform. New organizers need to think about the way to work the machine.

Technology providers and Linux

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Technology providers and Linux August 12, 2007 In the course of working with some clients, I have been in the process of trying to find technology providers, specifically, server, desktop and network support organizations, that support Linux.

NetCentric Advocacy: Modest Proposal to Organizers: Four Steps to Start

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Value of Rapid Response in the Youtube World | Main | Modeling self organization of communication and topology in social networks » March 16, 2007 Modest Proposal to Organizers: Four Steps to Start Conservative advise from ONENW. Easing into online organizing for small regional groups. Easing into online organizing for small regional groups.

Gift the Gift of Charity: Make A Contribution to any of these Fabulous Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Life in Africa For this week's BlogHer Holiday Guide post, I needed to come up with a list of nonprofit organizations or causes that BlogHer readers may consider making a donation to as part of their year-end giving.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

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New Organizing Institute: Training on March 9th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just "met" via email Roz Lemieux from the New Organizing Institute. It is a unique grassroots program that trains young, technology-enabled political organizers to work for progressive campaigns and organizations. The Institute is being created by experienced online organizers in conjunction with MoveOn.org to fill an urgent need in progressive politics. organizations transform their use of technology for organizing, please sign up.

Facebook, Open Social, Networked Relationship Building, and Leveraging Social Capital

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Are people just letting things evolve organically w/the presumption that the FB network activity will lead people to other involvement with their organization? Can anyone recommend good reading on best practices for organizational uses of Facebook (not just for fundraising but also list for building and mobilizing)? I think the key is to go beyond "friend collecting" and to leveraging social capital through building relationships one-to-one.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » YouTube for Nonprofits – Donations are Nice, but What About List Building?

See What's Out There

As part of the new YouTube for Nonprofits , Google has integrated Google Checkout donation processing for organizations in the program. What we at See3 would like to propose to Google is an addition to their nonprofit program that could greatly enhance the value to organizations.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » YouTube for Nonprofits – Donations are Nice, but What About List Building?

See What's Out There

As part of the new YouTube for Nonprofits , Google has integrated Google Checkout donation processing for organizations in the program. What we at See3 would like to propose to Google is an addition to their nonprofit program that could greatly enhance the value to organizations.

Facebook Ad Platform

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Facebook Ad Platform November 13, 2007 It always takes me a bit to digest new Web 2.0 A company (or organization, or individual) can set up a public page (so it does not require a Facebook account to see it). Individuals can become “fans&# of that product or organization.

What OpenSocial Means

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What OpenSocial Means November 1, 2007 The buzz of the blogosphere is the announcement of Google’s OpenSocial. Allan, in his inimitable style, talks about how most nonprofit organizations will not be able to take advantage of OpenSocial. at 8:33 pm Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants - November 26th, 2007 « Giving in a digital world 02.05.08

Vendorspeak

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Vendorspeak August 24, 2007 One of the things I’ve noticed recently is that my blog is getting the attention of software vendors. It was, a while ago, part of my job to build technology solutions for people. We like what we build/sell (generally, I’m sure there are exceptions.)

Building a Successful Internet Presence - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

NetCentric Advocacy: Noonhat: Self-Organizing at the edge.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Traffic Networks | Main | CitizenPost: New Study Says that Diversity May Hurt Civic Life » August 21, 2007 Noonhat: Self-Organizing at the edge. Self-organizing lunch in a community. Link: WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future: Building Community Through Lunch. Self-organizing lunch in a community.

Building a Successful Internet Presence - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

Tasty nuggets

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tasty nuggets October 1, 2007 A few things have come across my desk while I was on vacation, so I thought I’d collect them here: Of course, there are new Web 2.0 What happened to our school system that an organization is formed to provide a place for thousands (yes, thousands ) of projects for school kids?

Gathering: looking back

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Chuck is a serial social entrepreneur, having spent 12 years running Greyston Foundation (the parent organization of Greyston Bakery, which makes the brownies for Ben & Jerry's) and now leading the charge with multi-income and multi-use real estate developments in New England.

Call for Papers: Stewarding Technologies for Collaboration, Community Building & Knowledge Sharing in Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

3, Issue 1, June 2007. ???Stewarding Stewarding Technologies for Collaboration, Community Building & Knowledge Sharing in Development??? 3, Issue 1, to be published in June 2007, will focus on innovative practices and uses of ???technologies It builds on previous issues on the importance of networks, working across boundaries and even sustainability. Effective capacity building practices ensuring the long-term viability of distributed collaboration and KS.

The scarcity mentality

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The scarcity mentality March 19, 2007 Kudos to Michele Martin who brings up a sticky issue: the scarcity mentality. If ten similar nonprofit organizations came together to build a system that would work for them, they each would get 10 times the software that they could afford individually.

NetCentric Advocacy: Movement Building and Campaign Design Lessons from Energy Deregulation

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Modeling self organization of communication and topology in social networks | Main | Activation Point Read It. » March 19, 2007 Movement Building and Campaign Design Lessons from Energy Deregulation Why a distributed collaboration and massvolunteer system will work. In a campaign context we are building out software systems and campaigns designed to tap this same power.

KM4DEV Journal: Stewarding technologies for collaboration, community building and knowledge sharing in development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The KM4D Journal is produced by the KM4Dev-community and I was honored to participate on the editorial team for the the recently published issued on " Stewarding technologies for collaboration, community building and knowledge sharing in development. While the focus is on organizations and contexts in development work, anyone who works for a nonprofit, and needs to learn about how to integrate web2.0

Free Webinar: An Introduction to SharePoint 2007 - July 22

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is a comprehensive set of tools that — when supported and deployed well — can help nonprofits and libraries simplify collaborative efforts, organize documents and institutional knowledge, and manage electronic content. Microsoft makes SharePoint available for donation to eligible organizations through TechSoup. This free webinar will help you determine if this tool is the right fit for your organization.