[Cool Social Tools] Donor Drive

SocialFish

In 2008 Global Cloud launched DonorDrive Peer-To-Peer Fundraising, a platform that focuses on online fundraising through signature events, capital campaigns and ticketed events, as well as third party and DIY campaigns.

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

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" This is an excellent tool and thank you for sharing it.

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[Cool Social Tools] DonorDrive Ups Your Fundraising Game

SocialFish

Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! Cool Social Tools Nimble Nonprofit

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Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

Tech Soup Blog

And nonprofits and lots of others working to benefit the public can use its tools to be able to do their work better. Ushahidi's tools help others act for transparency, justice, crisis response, and human rights.

A New Habitat: Transforming Communities with Remote Work Tools

Tech Soup Blog

My interview with Bob Lynn, the technology manager at the Omaha, Nebraska branch of Habitat for Humanity, is a lesson in the advantages of remote work tools. For an organization with more than 80 employees and volunteers, Bob also needed tools to help people work outside of the office.

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Free education tools you have never heard of

SocialFish

Saylor was developed in the year 2008 and contains at least 250 free courses. This is a guest post by Sandra Miller, a tech writer from Brooklyn. —————— The number of education sites keeps growing at a fast rate.

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. There weren’t a whole lot of new tools that looked especially useful in the short term for nonprofits, but I’ll highlight a few that I think might be.

Free and open source tool #10: Filezilla

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ASAE 2008 Twitterfountain

SocialFish

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My tool is better than your tool…

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

For many projects, a wide range of options are possible, and in talking with vendors who specialize in one toolset or another, I’ve been intrigued by the ways in which vendors talk about their chosen tools. For some projects, there is no question that one tool may be better than another. But for a lot of projects, what’s way more important than the tool is the approach of the vendor/developer, and the quality of the work they produce.

Case Study: Tools for Community Engagement

NTEN

Every campaign, every organization, and really, even every individual engaging with others online has a set of tools and techniques they've learned from and rely on every day. The ToMamaWithLove campaign saw them try some new tools as well as some trusted favorites, even with a budget of $0 and a lot of volunteer time. When it came to blogger outreach, a Google Doc was the preferred and successful tool. Stacey felt it was a great tool, but they didn't use it effectively.

Free and open source tool #12: Miro

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #12: Miro February 26, 2008 Miro used to be called “Democracy Player&#. It’s a pretty amazing tool.

Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools

NTEN

Mapping applications that used to require sophisticated software and time-intensive training to create can now be completed in a matter of minutes with user-friendly tools. In 2008, post-election violence erupted in Kenya. Jim Craner, MapTogether.

Free and Open Source Tool #16: CiviCRM

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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. CiviCRM is a nonprofit-focused open source tool, centered around membership, fundraising, events and such.

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

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

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Free and open source tools #1 – #100

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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. All of the tools I will cover are tools that: I use every week, perhaps less often, and for a few I will have at least installed and tested out.

2008's most popular posts

SocialFish

I realized this might be a useful roundup of the hottest topics of 2008 from this blog. You will probably notice I have not included any "cool tools" in this list - there are so many, I'm saving that for another post too. What a year this has turned out to be, huh! I hope to find time to post a personal note about it all in a couple of days (the holidays are a good time to step back and take stock, aren't they!)

Free and open source tool #2: Limesurvey

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #2: Limesurvey January 4, 2008 I am in the process of writing a survey for NOSI, which you will hear all about next week. I had originally done the survey in Surveymonkey , which is a slick on-line survey tool.

Free and Open Source tool #14: SugarCRM

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and Open Source tool #14: SugarCRM March 27, 2008 Since I’ve been covering CRMs for the webinar today, I figured I’d switch categories on my free and open source software list. So for the next few tools, I’ll be describing CRMs (Constituent/Contact/Community/Customer Relationship Management).

Free and open source tool #8:XChat

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #8:XChat February 5, 2008 This is, really a post both about a tool ( XChat ) and about IRC (Internet Relay Chat.) IRC is an incredibly useful tool. It is a tool which is used predominantly in the open source world, for developers and users of open source projects to talk to one another, and get support.

Free and open source tool #1: Thunderbird

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #1: Thunderbird January 3, 2008 Before the holidays, I promised that I’d do 100 posts this year on free and open source tools.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards

Frogloop

Here are the results for the 2008 Innovator Awards: Advocacy campaign or program. Use of Convio's multi-lingual tools helped CI reach out to both English and Spanish speakers. Organization started with only $50k annual operating budget and now raises close to $10k per month using Tributes, TeamRaiser and Fundraising tools on Convio. Each year, at the annual Convio Summit, Convio honors a few of their clients who have pushed the envelope with their online campaigns.

Favorite Do-Good Books of 2008

Have Fun - Do Good

PhilanTopic included the book on its list of Best Philanthropy-Related Books of 2008. tools, it was about how Web 2.0 tools can, and are changing our world. This was probably the book that moved me the most in 2008. What are some your favorite do-good books from 2008?

2008 Online Giving Trends

Robert Weiner

Blackbaud has released a summary of early results from its analysis of 2008 online giving trends. The results come from 2,000 nonprofits using Blackbaud’s online fundraising tools. Consistent with prior years, December online giving in the last month of 2008 quadrupled in size compared to prior months. They’ve found: Steady growth throughout the year.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Free and open source tool #15: MPower Open CRM

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #15: MPower Open CRM April 14, 2008 I am so far behind, it’s not funny. My goal is to catch up by the end of this month, so that I’ll still be on track to make it to 100 free and open source tools by December.

Free and Open Source Tool #13: Flock

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and Open Source Tool #13: Flock March 9, 2008 I’m running behind, so I need to catch up in the next week or so.

Free and Open Source Tool #11: Azureus

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and Open Source Tool #11: Azureus February 15, 2008 Azureus (now called Azureus Vuze) is the best bittorrent client I have ever used.

Free and open source tool #9 : Pidgin

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #9 : Pidgin February 5, 2008 While I’m on the subject of chat, I figured I could talk about Pidgin. 1 trackback } Free and open source tool #9 : Pidgin - Affordable Web Developer - Just another WordPress weblog on Affordable open source web development.

Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki January 15, 2008 I have become a fan, nay, a devotee of DokuWiki. I’ve always liked wikis, and I have used MediaWiki a lot in the past, and I do like it. Dokuwiki is different in a number of ways, most primarily in that it is one of the wiki systems that stores things in files, not databases.

We Are Media Toolbox: Photo Sharing

NTEN

You can embed a slide show of photos right in your post: If you use photo sharing, we want to know what tools you're using, and why. It's photosharing day in the We Are Media toolbox festival! Does your organization run any events? Do you hire a photographer? We used to. Now, each year at the NTC, we ask our colleagues to upload any digital photos they take into Flickr, and to tag those photos with 07NTC / 08NTC / etc. and NTEN ). .

Free and open source tool #5: WordPress

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #5: WordPress January 24, 2008 It seems like a good day to talk about WordPress. Here is yet another amazing free and open source tool getting a lot of good attention. Anyway, WordPress is a blogging tool (in fact, the one that runs this blog.) It is a great blogging tool.

Free and open source tool #7: Firefox

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #7: Firefox January 31, 2008 This almost feels like cheating, talking about Firefox. Right now, I’ve got AdBlock Plus, Greasemonkey (which is a scripting platform that allows for lots of other interesting addons,) Tor (allows for anonymous browsing,) a bunch of google toolbars, some great web developer tools, etc.

Twitter: Time Waster or Valuable Tool?

NetWits

Which means you might be missing what the tool can do for you! Twitter is an incredible tool that let’s you do two major things. How Twitter can help nonprofits spread their message and inform their supporters. From what I’m finding there are a lot of nonprofits that know about Twitter , but have no idea what to do with it. To show you how it can be useful let’s look at a few real life examples

Free and open source tool #4: GIMP

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #4: GIMP January 17, 2008 GIMP stands for Gnu Image Manipulation Program. I’ve come to depend on it, first because I couldn’t justify paying for a Photoshop upgrade when I moved to an Intel Mac. Now, it’s one of a very few choices that work on Linux – and it’s the best by far.

Comparison of Email Newsletter Tools - Updated for 2008

GroundWire

The paper was based on research conducted by ONE/Northwest to figure out what the range of tools was for our typical non-profit client, and which ones seemed to be the best fit. I recently updated the document for 2008 - not much has changed it turns out, but Vertical Response has become even more attractive now that they offer 10,000 free email sends per month for registered 501(c)3 organziations.

Red Cross Disaster Relief Tools » home

AFP Blog

Red Cross Disaster Relief Tools » home: "Red Cross Social Media Tools You Can Use$100 million fundraising campaignThis wiki's purpose is to gather all possible online fundraising tools together so it's very easy for anyone to access and use them to help the Red Cross.

Got Your Ears On? How to Listen to Your Audience Using Social Media

NTEN

People are talking about you and your industry so much that you need a more robust tool for making sense of it all. Find a bibliography including links to all of the tools mentioned here at [link]. Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer, SocialFish, LLC. Social media is all the buzz these days. For associations and non-profits are wondering how to get in the game -- or how to figure out whether they should -- listening is the place to start.

Free and open source tool #6: Joomla!

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #6: Joomla! January 29, 2008 I don’t exactly know where the exclamation point came from, but if you want a scarily easy CMS to install, Joomla is a place to start. I help them to work out first what they want and why, then help find the right tool to do the job.