Does the Internet Inspire Youth Activism or Slacktivism?

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They are viewed as techies and quite fickle when it comes to activism. However, a new study by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub says that being online helps Millennials gain diverse perspectives and increases their civic engagement. The study draws on survey data from a sample of 400+ California youth aged 19–22 who were surveyed after the 2008 presidential election. Youth Activism Key Findings: Being a part of online communities promotes engagement.

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

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If you think that fundraising and recruitment from social networks is the way for you to go, here are a few articles to help you get started. My hope is that people will help me refine this to make it a more user-friendly tool, and hopefully save the nonprofit sector millions of dollars.

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My kids have posed for photos in t-shirts , emptied their piggy banks , helped me make fundraising videos , contributed clothing or other items to drives at school, and have attended lots of fund raising events. I also want to them to discover and follow their own sense of social activism.

5 Good Nonprofit Infographics

NonProfit Trends

Especially when they help reveal a lot of information in a visual format. World Giving Index Charities Aid Foundation looked at three different types of charitable behavior – giving money, giving time and helping a stranger and used the results to produce the “World Giving Index.&# nonprofits, coupled with the 10 major activity areas of charitable organizations to diagram the relative flow of money from each source to each activity area.

Social Activity Feeds and Laptop Stickers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

MyBlogLog recently implemented a new feature called " activity streams." " An activity stream is a feed of recent activities by your blog friends on various social networks - blog posts, new photos, bookmarks on Delicious, Facebook updates, Twitter updates, etc.

Nonprofit tapping social networking to help ex-soldiers nab civilian jobs - Network World

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Nonprofit tapping social networking to help ex-soldiers nab civilian jobs - Network World: "Hire a Hero is a nonprofit initiative founded in January 2007 by Internet entrepreneur and Gulf War vet Dan Caulfield as part of the Armed Forces Support Foundation. Hire a Hero has been used by some 180,000 people with 10,000 active community members at any one time

Using Google Analytics to Track a Nonprofit Website (Part 1) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Its easy to use andthe support staff is very helpful and responsive. Every time this snippet of code loads on your website, it will "ping" back to Google to tell the analytics package to monitor the users activity on your website.

Videotape Your Offline Activism: A Great Example from Washington Toxics

GroundWire

Our friends at Washington Toxics Coalition just launched a fantastic little online video that shows a really creative, effective blend of online and offline activism.

Videotape Your Offline Activism: A Great Example from Washington Toxics

GroundWire

Our friends at Washington Toxics Coalition just launched a fantastic little online video that shows a really creative, effective blend of online and offline activism.

There is no spoon

SocialFish

Read that post again - most of it is a really important quote from Jay Deragon: "Unless there is synergy in mindsets and activity which demonstrates an understanding of the dynamic then the basis of a relationship cannot be formed and subsequently conversations cannot be facilitated effectively. You can't force the "synergy in mindsets and activity". The event planners discussing ways to go green by using social media to help their members gather remotely.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Admissions Desk

Museum 2.0

Enter an Apple store today (except in Manhattan), and you will make your purchase standing in front of the product of interest, with the help of a staff member. Today, we take a page from Wallace Stevens and look at some alternative ways to structure museum admissions and pricing.

How do you keep up?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

August 5, 2008 I have been thinking for the last few days about what it means to “keep up&# with the technology field, particularly ‘net technology. I’ve been helping a client hire a temporary project manager, and so in the interview process one of the questions I ask is how people keep up with change in the field. There are times when I couldn’t tell you the last time I sent a tweet, and there are other days when I tweet quite actively. Be Helpful.

Need Your Help for a BlogHer Post: Kids and Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm working on what has become my annual holiday post at BlogHer on the topic: Helping kids understand why it is better to give than to receive.

Beaconfire will be at SXSW (with your help!) | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Well we put our creative heads together about what we could do about it and came up with, what we think, is a really cool way to showcase some of the ways nonprofits can push the envelope to engage a wider, more active audience online.

WeAreMedia Project

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology WeAreMedia Project August 13, 2008 Yet another great NTEN project is happening, spearheaded by Beth Kanter, to develop a Social Media toolkit for Nonprofits.

Why I gave $20.09

Amy Sample Ward

Social Actions is a nonprofit initiative that helps you find and share opportunities to change the world. I started 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa with the simple goal of working fulltime on Social Actions by July 1st.

Developing a Social Media Plan: Lessons from Election 2008

NTEN

Election 2008 is remarkable for so many reasons. As agents of social change, there is a great deal the nonprofit sector can learn from Election 2008. And of course, the campaigns themselves are using network centric tools to activate a grass roots base. Go Mobile: Mobile applications have surged in this 2008 and some predict it will make the difference in the election's outcome. We can learn a great deal from the best practices of Election 2008.

Free and Open Source Tool #16: CiviCRM

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 Free and Open Source Tool #16: CiviCRM April 21, 2008 In honor of the webinar that is happening in a couple of weeks, I figured I’d talk a bit about CiviCRM. In order to insure email deliverability on blasts, you’ll need to have it hosted somewhere where they are actively dealing with whitelists, etc. Be Helpful.

What are learning platforms?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

September 19, 2008 Note: This blog entry was originally posted on Idealware’s new community blog. Many organizations provide trainings, courses, and varied sorts of learning activities to their constituents. If your organization does this at all, and you are interested in investigating how to enhance or deliver those learning activities through the web, an LMS is for you. Be Helpful.

NPTECH Punk

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 NPTECH Punk June 19, 2008 Beth, of course, suggested this , and I’m jumping on her bandwagon. But in the nonprofit realm, my perspective on helping nonprofit organizations with technology issues has a lot to do with client empowerment, learning based on what’s needed at the moment, and active collaboration. Be Helpful.

What Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions?

Have Fun - Do Good

"[S]top thinking about how crazy the times are, and start thinking about what the crazy times demand."-- Seth Godin A couple weeks ago blogger Latoya Peterson posted her 2008 Activist Resolutions on Racialicious. What are your 2008 Activist Resolutions?

Free and open source tools #1 – #100

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 Free and open source tools #1 – #100 January 17, 2008 I just though I’d take a brief pause to explain my criteria for these 100 tools that I’ll be covering this year. Be Helpful.

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Tidbits

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 Tidbits August 13, 2008 I love these tidbits blog posts. But I still haven’t seen much activity on the sourceforge page, nor does it seem that the code for these new projects is available. Be Helpful.

My Theory of Practice

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 My Theory of Practice July 10, 2008 I finally had the reason to begin to more completely articulate my theory of practice. This is a really interesting professional development activity, I think. Be Helpful.

Visiting Aravind

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Every facility I saw had boards noting the daily activity. Aravind has a plan to quadruple their activities in India over the next few years, and I am not skeptical at all about their ability to meet those objectives. It seems required when you're trying to help millions of people

Cake vs. Symfony

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 Cake vs. Symfony November 6, 2008 In my new explorations of PHP web application development, it seemed a good idea to get a look at both CakePHP and Symfony. They both have good documentation and active communities. at 6:56 pm Top 10 blog posts of 2008 :: Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology 12.26.08 Be Helpful.

MPower Open keeps moving forward

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 MPower Open keeps moving forward July 6, 2008 This is old news, but I’ve been busy. So far, there is basically no activity in the forums and mailing list. Be Helpful.

SaaS vs. Open Source

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 SaaS vs. Open Source September 24, 2008 I just finished writing a post for the Idealware blog about choosing SaaS vs. Open source. From my perspective, it’s all about balance, and having an active ecosystem, with healthy open source options present. at 4:31 pm Cloud Feed » Blog Archive » Daily Cloud Feed - Sep 25, 2008 09.25.08

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home My first Cross-Object formula My first Cross-Object formula Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 May 2008 03:30 Written by Steve Wednesday, 7 May 2008 03:30 In my brand new Summer ’08 pre-release dev environment I created a formula field on Opportunity that looks up to the related Campaign: IF(NOT(ISNULL(CampaignId)),HYPERLINK("/" & CampaignId, Campaign.Name ),"") Which is a hyperlink to the Campaign to which an Opp is related.

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Leah Jones Is Taking A 3-Day Journey To Fight Breast Cancer and Social Actions Can Help You Find Other Related Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" she's now taking her activism offline. Photo by Leah Jones. Last December, Susan Reynolds , an artist and social media maven, was diagnosed with Breast cancer.

The search for good web conferencing, take 2

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 search for good web conferencing, take 2 January 31, 2008 Back in August, I did a review of web conferencing tools, with a decidedly unusual slant – as a presenter, I had to be able to share my Linux desktop. There does seem to be an active (but small) user community. Be Helpful.

On a Personal Note: Looking Back on 2008 and Thinking About 2009

NTEN

Last week, I sent an email to our current members, thanking them for being part of NTEN in 2008 and reminding them about early renewal. It made me think back on 2008 and how much NTEN has grown -- in community and activity -- over the past year. So far this year, NTEN has grown to almost 1800 supporting members , serving over 4500 individuals working with and for nonprofits to help harness technology for good.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Unattended Drip Campaigns with Time-Based Workflow Unattended Drip Campaigns with Time-Based Workflow Last Updated on Thursday, 7 August 2008 08:36 Written by Steve Thursday, 7 August 2008 07:35 Earlier I faked a drip email campaign , but here’s the real deal. This entry was posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2008 at 7:35 am and is filed under CRM , Technology. Alex | Friday, 08 August 2008 at 7:40 pm Very nice!

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Rolling up the sleeves with VisualForce Rolling up the sleeves with VisualForce Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2008 07:58 Written by Steve Thursday, 31 July 2008 07:58 I wrote the other day that VisualForce was the real deal. I wanted to follow that post up with some more thoughts now that we’re actively developing with it. Testing is massively helpful in creating, understanding, and maintaining code.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » America’s Giving Challenge – Beth Wins Again

See What's Out There

If you didn’t help Beth win, you can still give $10 or more to the Sharing Foundation online and help kids in Cambodia.)

Webinar: Using Email to Engage Activists, Cultivate Donors - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Care2 Senior Campaigner Natasha Nummedal and Maureen McGregor, Oceana’s Manager of E-Activism and Marketing share some of their keys to success in maximizing email response rates and converting email subscribers into donors. Maureen McGregor is the E-activism Director at Oceana.

Customer Service 2.0

NetWits

to monitor and stay in touch with customers to help uncover and resolve their issues. Or is your organization concerned, like many others we talk to, that this kind of activity will dilute your brand? You have probably heard lots about Web 2.0, but increasingly companies are using Web 2.0 to drive what is now being called “Customer Service 2.0”. Customer Service 2.0 is about using blogs, discussion boards, and all the latest social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Insiders Guide to Video and YouTube for Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

In keeping with our coverage of video for nonprofits, we spoke with Ramya Raghavan, Nonprofits and Activism Specialist at YouTube. That said, there are some basic things that might be helpful to think about.

The Frogloop Interview: Sheeraz Haji - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

A couple of years ago, NTEN articulated how broad adoption of open API’s could help nonprofits spend more time on their missions and less time de-duping their databases. March 13, 2008 | Carie Wow! November 5, 2008 | pavlo Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

ILoveMountains.org Blogger's Challenge (You Can Help If You Aren't a Blogger Too!)

Have Fun - Do Good

Once you've seen your connection, you can sign a pledge to help end mountaintop removal, forward the page onto friends, contact your Congressperson, and contact your power company. Here are posts by a few of them: Little Green Animals Life in Small Bites Environment Blog faithfull on the Daily Kos STOP Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining mountaintop removal coal blogger blog activism AppalachiaiLoveMountains.org is a campaign to stop mountaintop removal for coal mining.