Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network – "That's right, I said it. " Net2 Think Tank Round-Up: Best of 2009 | NetSquared, an initiative of – Check out the diverse submissions to the December Net2 Think Tank that simply asked for the best blog posts of 2009! What Matters Now eBook – Get the ebook now for free! "We More than seventy extraordinary authors and thinkers contributed to this ebook.

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Great reads from January 16th through February 6th

Amy Sample Ward

These are my links for January 16th through February 6th: How Twitter is Being Used By Companies | Mobile Technology in TAFE - Great post from Sue Waters about how different companies are using Twitter. " Social Media Not To Go Mainstream in Business in 2009 - Download this ebook about marketing and social media, "Marketing in 2009: 12 marketing professionals reveal their execution imperatives" Tags: roundup bookmarks

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The Struggle for Book Access: Amazon (Blog Post #2)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

But, it's a dream that the commercial ebook vendors keep dashing. We have an action by Amazon that sets back years of work to make ebooks accessible. If Kindle ebooks were available on the Web, other developers could fix many of its limitations such as lousy support for images, problems with complex layouts, inaccessibility. I also have a Kindle1, and have bought a bunch of Kindle ebooks. ebook reader with all the books they need for the year is pretty tempting.

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The Struggle for Book Access (Blog Post #1)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In it, we pointed out the irony that the first generation of ebook readers being inaccessible to blind people. This irony continues: it’s a terrible shame that Amazon (and other ebook device vendors) keeps putting out ebook products that are inaccessible to the blind! There have been occasions where new technology was introduced and the publishers made the money and the authors did not get a share.

Bookshare Announcements

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We also announced a couple of assistive technology partnerships. The second announcement was by Plextor of Japan, about their new ebook player that will play Bookshare books. The Bookshare team has been attending the summer conventions of the two major blind consumer groups, the NFB and ACB. We had great user parties, listened to our users and talked to other key players in the accessibility field.

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Accessibility and ACTA

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A great (bad) example is Adobe, one of the leading ebook technology vendors, who just introduced their Digital Editions. Brief Comments on Accessibility Concerns on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) The disability community should be concerned about ACTA for two reasons: At its core it’s an anti-piracy agreement. The digital measures designed to defeat piracy usually end up equating accessibility with piracy.

Fascinating Meeting at the Copyright Office

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Author’s Guild asserts that they control the audio rights and that delivering a text ebook to a device which could speak it aloud with synthetic text-to-speech and that their commercial market for audio books will someday be significantly affected by TTS. I actually think they’re getting less by stopping people from buying ebooks who are unlikely to buy audio books at higher prices.

10 Best Web Content Practices - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


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)

10X: CEO’s Update: Spring 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

How can we use technology in a new way to improve people’s lives that is an order of magnitude better? Can we help stimulate the creation of far more technology-for-good ventures? While it’s not a panacea, technology has been the engine of so many improvements in society.

Learn The Art Of Effective Messaging

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Using the 18-page ebook, youll learn : •what a strategic messaging plan should encompass (and what it shouldn’t). Thanks David, for another useful ebook! Source: Entrepreneur, March 2009 Be A Visible Leader Walk around.

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Environmental Scan of Text Messaging Interventions Supports SMS Applications in Healthcare

Mobile Commons

The scan studied evidence on text messaging interventions from 2009 to 2012 to determine the effectiveness and acceptance of text messaging as an intervening tool in healthcare. In May 2014, the U.S.

Benetech: President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Reviewing where we were at the beginning of 2009, it’s amazing to see the growth in impact that Benetech and our team have had in the world. Benetech President's Update Winter 2011 I’m pleased to provide you you a detailed update on Benetech for the first time in two years.

Great reads from around the web on February 20th

Amy Sample Ward

" Check out the 12 Trends, from Personalized Video Thanking to Ebooks to Digital Fundraising Staffing! NTEN’s Technology Leadership Academy Returns for 2012 – "We're excited to announce that the Technology Leadership Academy is returning in 2012. 'Every sector in the analysis has had double-digit growth since 2009, but as with all large numbers, the bigger the overall percentage gets, the slower it tends to grow.'In

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Beaconfire Survey: Tech Gadgets | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

No need to get a Kindle or the Sony eBook reader. privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Rebooting Your Digital Community Building


In 2009 Lori founded the Ignited Online Fundraising Community to provide donor-centered fundraising professionals with training and coaching support. In 2010, she published her short book and ebook, Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign. By Jamie Millard and Lori L.

Using the iPhone as a Reader | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

I didn’t have time to purchase through normal, non-technological means, because I’d been hoping to read said play before auditioning for it in a couple of days. And then I apparently can get into The Guttenberg Project , or some other decent ebook site.

Social Actions Roundup #19: Time to vote in USAID's first open source challenge!

Social Actions

This week’s roundup draws attention to two contests that illustrate the impact social media technologies are having on not just private and nonprofit initiatives, but public spending as well. Lucy Bernholz posts her 2009 predictions for online philanthropy.

Social Actions Roundup #19: Time to vote in USAID's first open source challenge!

Social Actions

This week’s roundup draws attention to two contests that illustrate the impact social media technologies are having on not just private and nonprofit initiatives, but public spending as well. Lucy Bernholz posts her 2009 predictions for online philanthropy.