Foo Camp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just got back from Foo Camp 2009, which was a blast as usual. I think this is my third or fourth Foo Camp, and the energy around public uses of technology was palpable.

Thanksgiving 2009

NCE Social Media

Many Arc chapters have joined the socialmedia-sphere in 2009. Here is my top ten list of socialmedia things I am thankful for this year. All of the games on Facebook. Open APIs and deals between social media sites. News organizations that continue to use social media even though there isn’t revenue in it. People are still trying to figure out how to raise money through social media. Realtime search. Twitter lists. Building my agency’s brand through social media.

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Net2 Think Tank: January’s Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

Topic: This month, your Net2 Think Tank topic asks, “What do you think will be the big changes, new technologies, hot applications, or successful campaigns of 2009?” 2009 Web Predictions , by ReadWriteWeb. Top Internet Predictions for 2009 , by Social Computing Magazine.

Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Enjoyed my day in Berkeley yesterday at the Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009. They had more than 1000 folks show up to talk about service, nonprofits and social action. I thought Arianna Huffington did a good job as the opening keynoter hitting on the service theme.

January Net2 Think Tank: Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

This month’s Net2 Think Tank question was, “What do you think will be the big changes, new technologies, hot applications, or successful campaigns of 2009?” Take a look at the posts below—many great conversation starters to get you thinking and buzzing about what 2009 will bring. Check out the predictions for 2009 from NetSquared community members: Channing’s predictions cover a wide range of areas from cell phones saving lives to our boards going online.

2009 in Review

NetWits

The final hours of 2009 are ticking away. This year seemed to fly by faster than many others. Here's a quick look back

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Best Campaigns of 2009

Frogloop

In 2009 their campaigns made me laugh or helped me channel my frustration over injustices into action. Here’s my list of the best websites and online campaigns from 2009. In 2009, Charity:Water raised over $650K via social media, said Scott Harrison back in late September.

2009 Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Amy Sample Ward

All entrants will receive a free copy of the fully-updated 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Report in late 2009. The annual Tagline Awards are back from Nancy Schwartz and the Getting Attention blog. Your nonprofit or foundation could be one of this year’s Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Award winners! Enter today. About the Tagline Awards.

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Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So for this post, I'd like to share 5 fundraising trends that we saw emerging in 2009 related to fundraising and social media and that will most definitely continue to have impact in 2010. What do you think are the key fundraising/social media trends of 2009? Photo by Borman818.

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2009 GreatNonprofits Youth Thrive Awards

Amy Sample Ward

The 2009 GreatNonprofits Youth Thrive Awards will recognize the top-rated youth-focused nonprofits. In the month of September, the small, medium, and large organizations with the most positive reviews will be featured on GreatNonprofits and Guidestar. The contest asks clients, donors, volunteers, and board members to write reviews of these nonprofits. All reviews will be automatically visible on GuideStar.org.

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2009 DonorsChoose.org Social Media Challenge

Amy Sample Ward

The DonorsChoose.org Social Media Challenge is back again! The challenge runs throughout October, with hundreds of bloggers and Twitterers rallying to support classroom requests on DonorsChoose.org. During last year’s challenge , more than 165 bloggers participated, including Fred Wilson , TechCrunch , Kara Swisher , Ars Technica , and Julia Allison. All told, they raised over $275,000 for classroom projects reaching 67,000 students in low-income neighborhoods around the country.

Looking forward to 2009

Judi Sohn

2009 is going to be an interesting year. years “in business,” this is my personal challenge/resolution for 2009: I want to take the technology we already have and use it to help C3 focus our attention on our constituents and supporters as effectively as we focus on what we do to fight colorectal cancer. One thing I think C3 (my org) does well is that we take a lot of short, successful hops.

New SSIR Post: Will 2009 Bring Social Learning Spaces to Life?

Amy Sample Ward

2009 will, undoubtedly, bring us more to fill the social media bucket, new places to explore, tools to try, and things to consider. In 2009, I’d like to see groups recognizing the power of social media tools to create sustainable social learning spaces. Tags: sociallearningspaces socialmediaspaces 2009 predictions otherblogs issues cultureshift socialmedia nonprofits

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Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

AFP Blog

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change: "Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be the largest-ever social change event on the web.

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Live from NTC 2009

Connection Cafe

As part of NTC 2009 , my buddy Jordan Viator and I are demonstrating the use of Ustream.tv and CoveritLive (CiL) as a part of the We Are Media workshops. Jordan is focusing on Ustream and I am focusing on CiL. Ustream is a live video service that lets you have live video channels where you can broadcast. CiL is a live blogging tool that lets you drop in a live blogging window into any page. We're doing two sessions on Sunday, April 26th. The first is at from 10 AM to 12 PM Pacific.

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2009 e-campaigning Benchmark Report: Event & Webinar

Amy Sample Ward

I’ll be heading to the in-person event to hear about the 2009 report, case studies, and more. The in-person event is being hosted at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in central London on October 13th 2009. The webinar is scheduled to start at the same time as the in-person events: October 13th 2009 at 4:30pm BST. Advocacy Online and Fairsay are jointly producing a benchmark report to examine key e-campaigning performance measures.

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

AFP Blog

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change: "Blog Action Day Wrap!Thank Thank you for participating in Blog Action Day 2009! We had an amazing 13,188 blogs from 155 countries with more than 17 million readers participate. Also blogging were the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain along with The White House. We want to especially thank our more than 50 nonprofit partners for their support, including

Index of National Fundraising Performance- Q2 2009

NetWits

Target Analytics , a Blackbaud company, announced last week the latest Index of National Fundraising Performance for the second quarter of 2009. The index compares trends in key fundraising indicators from 77 organizations, including over 36 million donors and more than 68 million gifts totaling almost $2 billion in revenue

Blog for Choice Day 2009

Connection Cafe

Today is Blog for Choice Day 2009 , an event organized by NARAL Pro-Choice America. This is the fourth annual such event and is meant to organize pro-choice bloggers to write about choice, raise the profile of reproductive rights, and educate their readers about the issue.

New Orleans here I come! The Social Enterprise Summit 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm getting ready to head to the Social Enterprise Summit 2009 next month in New Orleans. I'm especially excited about the significant focus on public policy and advocacy for social entrepreneurship.

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Video Fridays – 2009 Arc Convention Edition

NCE Social Media

The 2009 Arc Convention is happening right now in Pittsburgh. If you’re reading this I hope you are here at the convention. I wanted to share a special video with you for this installment for Video Fridays. This is a video from Flame, the band that played at the Opening Dinner. If you’d like to see more of their videos, here is a link to their YouTube page and one for their videos and music files from their website.

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State of the Blogosphere 2009 Introduction Blogging - Technorati

AFP Blog

State of the Blogosphere 2009 Introduction Blogging - Technorati: "Welcome to Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2009 report, which will be released in five consecutive daily segments

Technology grants slated for Spokane | Spokesman.com | Dec 18, 2009

AFP Blog

Technology grants slated for Spokane | Spokesman.com | Dec 18, 2009: "Administering the two grants here is the Spokane nonprofit Tincan, or The Inland Northwest Community Access Network. The grants will help all of Spokane’s city libraries and its four city-supported community centers upgrade their broadband connections, said Karen Michaelson, Tincan’s executive director. Also benefiting are

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Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Amy Sample Ward

Chain Reaction is taking place November 12th, 2009, at Canary Warf, London. To find out more, use these links: Why are people coming together this year at Chain Reaction 2009? What will happen at Chain Reaction 2009? Who is speaking at Chain Reaction 2009? Who should attend Chain Reaction 2009? How can I register at Chain Reaction 2009? Chain Reaction is coming back to London, and the world, this November.

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Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Amy Sample Ward

Chain Reaction is taking place November 12th, 2009, at Canary Warf, London. To find out more, use these links: Why are people coming together this year at Chain Reaction 2009? What will happen at Chain Reaction 2009? Who is speaking at Chain Reaction 2009? Who should attend Chain Reaction 2009? How can I register at Chain Reaction 2009? Chain Reaction is coming back to London, and the world, this November.

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The Arc of the US Convention – 2009 Edition

NCE Social Media

The Arc of the US Convention - 2009. Did you know that The Arc’s convention will have a session on Social Media from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Friday, November 13? Embracing Social Media (C). Presenters: Ms. Stacy Monaghan, Online Advocacy Manager, The Arc of the United States; Mr. Jon Erickson, Ms. Kristin Erickson, Parlerai, Inc., Scituate, MA. This presentation will cover an overview of the top social media sites (i.e.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: May 12, 2009

Amy Sample Ward

On May 12, 2009 the second annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit (held via phone and web) will bring together hundreds of women from across the US and abroad in the non-profit, political and business world for an incredible lineup of thought provoking panels featuring technology change makers such as Joan Blades of MoveOn and Moms Rising, Allison Fine of techPresident, Lynne D Johnson of Fast Company, Charlene Li, Holly Ross of NTEN, Rashmi Sinha of Slide Share, Lisa Stone of BlogHer and more.

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Social Media 2009 Outage Day 2: Everyone's Up Except Twitter

AFP Blog

Social Media 2009 Outage Day 2: Everyone's Up Except Twitter: "Yesterday, Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, and Google's Blogger were targeted yesterday by a person or persons unknown in a denial-of-service attack (DDOS) which attempted to silence the voice of one individual.

2009 Target User Forum- Day 2

NetWits

It's day two of the Target User Forum here in Boston. The morning starts off with the keynote session Josh Bernoff , co-author of Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. Josh is one of the most sought after speakers on the topic of practical, data-based strategies for getting results from social networks. I had a chance to talk with Josh before his presentation. He took some questions that I thought readers of the blog would be interested in having answered.

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2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference: Social Media for Nonprofits

AFP Blog

From Marc Pitman2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference: Social Media for Nonprofits: "2009 Nonprofit Technology ConferenceApril 28th, 2009 · No CommentsThis is the time of year when all the nonprofit geeks gather at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference and when the rest of us who feel techincally savvy realize we’re probably just geek-wannabes

America’s Giving Challenge 2009

Robert Weiner

The contest runs through November 6, 2009. The latest round of the America's Giving Challenge is on. This is a national competition to encourage people to use their personal and social networks to help win cash for their favorite nonprofit. The Giving Challenge is not focused on how much money you can raise, but on how successful you are at getting people to donate to your cause. The goal is to get as many unique daily donations as possible (minimum of $10), to your cause each day.

Share your best post in the Net2 Think Tank

Amy Sample Ward

As a way to hold on a bit longer to 2009, this Net2 Think Tank asks for your best blog post from the year. Share your best blog post from 2009 one more time! Tags: blogging events 2009 net2 think tank net2thinktank netsquared roundup

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My Goals For 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've had a post in draft for a couple of weeks now about some personal/professional goals or my New Year's resolutions for 2009. I read Chris Brogan's " Your 3 Goals for 2009 " and I loved his process. Think of how you want to be successful in 2009. What are your goals for 2009?

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Allen Gunn: Netsquared 2009: Making the Virtual Proximal

AFP Blog

Allen Gunn: Netsquared 2009: Making the Virtual Proximal: "As someone who organizes nonprofit technology events for a living, I spend a lot of time reflecting on what role live convenings should play in this ever-more virtually networked world. The Netsquared conference in San Jose last week gave me plenty of food for those particular thoughts

BlogPotomac 2009

SocialFish

So I'm here at BlogPotomac , which is just as awesome as it was last year. As I'm in a room full of bloggers, I'll be lazy and not live blog it myself - I'll concentrate on Tweeting it. Follow me @maddiegrant , the stream for the conference is #blogpotomac. Here's a great recap - refresh throughout the day to get the scoop. I will update this post with more links as we go. --.

Matching Gifts Best Practices 2009

Robert Weiner

SupportingAdvancement.com has published the results of their 2009 survey on how nonprofits are handling corporate matching gifts --their fourth such survey. Over 60% of respondents reported raising over $20,000 in matching gift income in 2009. The responses came primarily from academic institutions, but also included significant numbers from healthcare, religious, and social service organizations.

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Trends Affecting Fundraising in 2009

Robert Weiner

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is starting the year off with a list of trends they believe will affect fundraising in 2009. The trends they cite include lower estate taxes, low investment returns, the possibility of inflation, no minimum required withdrawal from individual retirement accounts, the impact of medical costs, and a push to lower fund-raising costs. You can read the full article at philanthropy.com/news/prospecting/index.php?id=6835. id=6835.

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2009 Nonprofit Video Awards: “Everyone’s Doing It”

Amy Sample Ward

Prizes will be awarded to the winning entries at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco on April 26-28, 2009. Deadline for submissions is March 26, 2009. It’s time again for the Nonprofit Video Awards from DoGooderTV , sponosored by NTEN & See3 Communications. If you were at the 08NTC last April, then you probably remember the awards ceremony for the 2008 contest.

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Supporting Independent Event Fundraisers Using Online Tools - LIVESTRONG Day 2009

NetWits

As an extension to Frank’s post on LIVE STRONG Day , I’d like to discuss another aspect of Lance Armstrong Foundation’s grassroots efforts. Over the past few years, LAF has cultivated a successful program for independent fundraisers called Grassroots Fundraising. This program has become an important extension of the LIVE STRONG Day program

2009 State of the Not-For-Profit Industry UK Survey Results

NetWits

Blackbaud Europe has released the 2009 State of the Not-For-Profit Industry survey. Blackbaud teamed up with The Resource Alliance for the second year in a row to produce this pan-European benchmarking study. The results were unveiled at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands

2009 Year-End Fundraising Guide

Frogloop

Download the White Paper – 2009 Procrastinator’s Guide to Year-End Fundraising. ? Is your nonprofit sending out 8-10 online fundraising appeals this holiday season?

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Getting Your (Marketing) Ducks in a Row in 2009

NetWits

My colleague, Nicholai Burton, posted a terrific blog entry last month about ways for cultural organizations to thrive in a down economy. While he spoke specifically on ways to engage patrons, his ideas can be relevant to all types of nonprofit organizations. As a marketer, my favorite suggestion was his first, to “know thy audience.”

Nonprofit Technology Resolutions for 2009

Robert Weiner

In early January, Convio asked a group of nonprofit technology bloggers to suggest New Year’s resolutions for nonprofits ( TechSoup Blog was one of the participants ). In addition, they asked people to post resolutions on Convio’s Connection Café blog. Subsequently, they reviewed the resolutions, identified the main topic areas, and created a Resolutions Guide. The guide is now available for free here (registration is required).

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