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ASAE 2008 Here I come!

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The most important addition to this is the Blogger Unconference - just a bunch of us hanging out again for the benefit of those bloggers who are actually presenting during the time slot of the main bloggercon. I plan to blog a lot while I am there, but of course you never know, and I may instead be off the radar. I'll see you there!

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. Be Helpful.

How Much Time Does It Take To Do Social Media?

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Time Chart - See Flickr Discussion on Version 1 Wanna Remix it? And of course, Einstein's theory of social media relativity. In A Museum?

Dragonair Hauls Rami off the Plane

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

They tried about ten times and about ten different ways. Of course, I felt Rami was taking a much bigger risk!

Landing Page Optimization for Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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But the key take-away from the Marketing Sherpa course was to never rely on instinct alone. The result was an in-depth eleven page report.

Traditional Strategic Planning Sucks part 1

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Of course traditional strategic planning CAN work, and has to some extent in the past, but the whole point is that things move much faster these days and associations are finding it hard to do all the "management" necessary to monitor The Plan. I thought to myself, WTF is this?? Who still does this? It seems that no one understands that."

Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Admissions Desk

Museum 2.0

to 2 times the price of single admission, but at ski resorts, a season pass costs almost 20 times the price of one-day admission.

There is no spoon

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You may think we can't create a new world on top of the old; I think you have to respect the history of an industry that has evolved purely from hard work and common goals, at the same time as you work to convince the people in that industry to change the way they do everything. Ooh, I love a good debate! Jeff has thrown down the gauntlet.

Long time coming.

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Course I still don't have time to go through and do anything with this - number #237 on my "to-do at some point" list. Facebook launches new privacy features.

HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Since this brought dogfighting into the spotlight and put it on the minds of many Americans, we figured it was a good time to reach out to people.

HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Since this brought dogfighting into the spotlight and put it on the minds of many Americans, we figured it was a good time to reach out to people.

Authenticity is the new Cool and other lessons from my Pecha Kucha Session at ASAE 2008

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ASAE & The Center 2008 San Diego) view presentation tags: discovery insights ideas story Jeff De Cagna and I conducted a session at ASAE using the Japanese presentation format Pecha Kucha , where the entire presentation is done using 20 slides (images only, minimal or no text) for a maximum of 20 seconds each (totaling 6 minutes and 40 seconds).

Austrian Mountain Top

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However, most times that means I'm not in the picture. I love my digital camera and taking lots of pictures.

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 April 17, 2008 I guess because I’m a blogger, I get these interesting tidbits in my mailbox. I do hope folks will comment if they know something about these, or have an opinion. Be Helpful.

New tools

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology New tools February 5, 2008 Last week, I spent too much time watching demos from DEMO , which is this twice yearly event that showcases the most bleeding edge internet technology. Have a look at the demo.

The “Open Source Software is Free” myth

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The “Open Source Software is Free&# myth July 14, 2008 I had a startling realization a few days ago. I’ve been caught using the “free as in kittens&# metaphor many more times than once.

3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Campaigns use not only the tried and true tactics we see every time around, but also innovate to get an edge over their competitors.

Lesson 121

Signs of the times

FI Space

Detroit, of course, is deeply troubled, but the trend nationwide is clear. So it seems likely that by the time this recession is over the transformation of the media landscape will be complete. There’s no time to dither or to dally The Detroit market is the largest in the country to undergo that transformation.

Allison Fine asks, "Is it time for nonprofit leaders to extol the virtue of government service?"

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

but is it time for nonprofit leaders to extol the virtue of government service? Of course, who wants to work for government, it sucks!???

Give the Gift of Time Together for the Holidays

Have Fun - Do Good

I want to share with you a story about a friend of mine's mom who for the last few years has only given gifts of time for birthdays and holidays.

Law 1

Saving Money and Building Up Social Capital in Hard Times

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Michael Gilbert, Nonprofit Online News, has an article entitled, " Turning To Each Other in Hard Times: Four Steps To Save Money and Building Social Capital." Making Whuffie View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: fuelconference whuffie ). I couldn't get past the title without thinking about Margaret J.

Developing a Social Media Plan: Lessons from Election 2008

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Election 2008 is remarkable for so many reasons. For the first time in U.S. 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. But of course mapping has gone public.

Worth Trust: Scanning in Tamil Nadu

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Times of India covered the story during my visit, Disabled in city help blind in US. for proofreading in the future.

First trip to China

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Of course, the Bookshare.org way is to provide a path to people helping each other: as technologists we're enablers. It's unusual for a U.S.

On my way to NTC

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

And of course, there is Penguin Day !! I’m excited to be doing it again, in a new city, with some great partners, including Aspiration , of course, Joomla , PICnet , and the Chicago Technology Cooperative. I think it will be a great time. I’m looking forward to it. Lots of wonderful folks, should be great panels.

How To: Put Technology to Use (October 2008)

NTEN

Then, of course, there are blogs , and podcasts , and video , and. Those are all "How-to" links, by the way, but) if you're short on time, here are 50 Web2.0 NTEN's own Holly Ross suggests a simple formula: (Time & Money Saved + Money Earned) - (Time & Money In) = ROI. Share Your Story. Balderdash!

"Real-Time Subscription Service" - An RSS Primer For You

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I have been thinking for quite some time about how somehow RSS (Real Simple Syndication, a name which is completely unhelpful - and not real simple - to those who need help understanding it) has a serious image problem. It means you can get the information from that webpage sent to you, every time the page is updated. Clear as mud?

A Procrastinators Guide to Year-End Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

If this is you, then "A Procrastinators Guide to Year-End Fundraising" is a must-read on how to make up for the lost time.

My Theory of Practice

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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. My theory of practice is different than my consulting philosophy. Educating. Learning.

Frackin’ Brilliant

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This ups the ante major league for Blackbaud, for sure, as well as other long time desktop donor database providers. Of course, the proof will be in the pudding – we’ll find out over time how this app works, and whether organizations like it. It is named, as of now, Aikido. And make it reasonably priced. Be Helpful.

Reflection and Evaluation

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Reflection and Evaluation March 10, 2008 Michele Martin, one of my fave bloggers, has a great post today on Reflective Practice. I have found this invaluable as a way to move forward in my course of study.

What software freedom means to me

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What software freedom means to me June 25, 2008 I got some interesting comments on the last post about Linux desktops. I got involved in Linux a long time ago. So here goes. The date was sometime in 1995.

Reflections on Micronesia

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It's great to go to completely different places, spending time learning about history, politics, issues and culture from new perspectives.

Frustrations

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Frustrations March 9, 2008 As some of you who follow me on Twitter know, I ran into frustrations a few days ago with WPA. Of course with my mac, I opened up the system preferences, checked a button, and, voila!

Post-NTC Ramblings

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Post-NTC Ramblings March 24, 2008 It was a great week. There are, of course, some tweaks we can make to make sure that everyone really can gain value from NTC, and we can sustain the richness that it contains.

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 February 14, 2008 These are tidbits of things I’ve gotten recently from vendors, or gotten via feeds or twitter. But first, of course, you must be “verified&# as a Kintera Connect partner.

No more custom CMS!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

February 18, 2008 This is a rant. As the author of a custom CMS (it did have the advantage that it was released as open source, but it never caught on, so it still counts as custom) I know what it is like to put my heart and soul (and time) into a CMS, and want my clients to get what they want. But, that was then, and this is now.

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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. When would be a good time to call you? Thank god.

So where is open source in the nptech ecosystem?

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January 16, 2008 I’ve had a few interesting things happen lately which is making me wonder about what’s happening with open source, and the perceptions of open source in the nonprofit sector. In a sense, we are, of course quite biased. Perhaps it’s time to change the message, a bit. Comments? { Be Helpful.

Can open source software save organizations money?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

There are, of course, arguments that IT budgets should be, at least, level funded during slim times, but the reality is that organizations are going to reduce budgets across the board. The answer, of course, is a solid maybe, but also a resounding yes. Of course, it all takes effort and work. Confusing, huh?