Google Media = Nonprofit Grants, Blogs, Video and Maps Galore

Connection Cafe

The first full day of NTC 09 kicked off with a special dance (mad props to @ntenhross ), a great keynote and a session full of Google representatives spreading the (free!) The session covered four different programs Google offers at no cost to the nonprofit community. Google AdWords.

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Google Online Mapping Tools: Planning Advanced Mapping

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Google Online Mapping Tools: Planning Advanced Mapping: "Google Online Mapping Tools: Planning Advanced MappingUsing Google Maps APIs and KML tools to create online maps *By: Chris Peters and Mano MarksMay 22, 2009In TechSoup's companion article A Nonprofit's Introduction to Google's Online Mapping Tools, we provide an overview of the more basic features and uses of Google Maps and Google Earth

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10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Google Analytics: Google Analytics , a free and powerful website stats software, lets you dig into your website data so you can find out all sorts of useful info such as who your audience is and what keywords they are searching for to find your website. April 28, 2009 | Joanna M.

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Defining a Nonprofit Website's Google Analytics KPIs (Part 2)

Frogloop

In part 1 of this series, we discussed how to correctly install your Google Analytics. Google Analytics has proven particularly helpful for content-based sites and commerce sites. Map organizational roles - What information will decision-makers want to know?

Defining a Nonprofit Websites Google Analytics KPIs (Part 2) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Google Analytics has proven particularly helpful for content-based sites and commerce sites. Out of the box, Google Analytics provides a lot of useful metrics, such as visitors, pageviews, most popular pages, and a variety of other helpful data.

Live Blogging: 09NTC Mapping Your Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

I’m here at NTEN’s 09NTC and am going to live blog Beth Kanter’s session on mapping your social media strategy to metrics. Sarah - use google alerts and a page that we update with mentions. NWF - 363 employees, budget is around 90 million, one hour every morning and then throughout the day (google alerts and rss every morning, then if there is something that happens throughout the day).

Google Maps: Seek and Hide | Beaconfire Wire

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» Google Maps: Seek and Hide Posted Friday, September 12th, 2008 at 11:22 am by Alan Gallauresi (13 posts) Everybody loves a good Google Map mash-up. Which, of course, is where the map comes in. I’d say it depends on the map.

GIS Put to Use in Myanmar

NTEN

It had been awhile since I'd played with Google Earth, but Jim Prosser at Direct Relief International gave me a good reason this morning: DRI has used GE to map the official health clinics and hospitals in Myanmar. Direct Relief International's COO, Annie Maxwell, has written about the project on the Google Earth blog. Tags: emergency response GIS google earth Integration/APIs International myanmar NPTech Program

5 More Quick Steps to Better SEO (Part Two) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Create an XML sitemap and submit it to Google (and Yahoo too!). Use Googles Webmaster Tools to get information about your site and how people find it. The links to site map generators were really helpful too. March 23, 2009 | Hatef Yamini Excellent list!

Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup

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At the end of that panel, we all hoped there would be a larger nonprofit presence on the agenda for this 2009. And yes, indeed, in 2009 there were many more panel proposals. Evaluating Next-Gen Volunteer Opportunity Platforms: Forget about the high school community service club : The next generation of volunteering platforms is here -- from Google's All for Good to the President's Serve.gov.

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Two ways to make your own Google map | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Google Maps now lets us all take our map fascination to the next level: over the past few years they’ve given us multiple views, fantastic ( and sometimes astonishing ) detail, driving directions, and even the ability to create custom content.

Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

Rebecca Moore then discussed at length the new generation of online (and easy to use) mapping tools – “neo geography” – and how it helps to communicate to and mobilize others through data visualization.

With Liberty, and Information, For All?

NTEN

My favorite bit so far is the jobs map. . Even simple tools like Google Docs means your organization can report real time data, online, anytime. You can see the administration gets that -- from the jobs map and the chart of how money is being spent. How do we turn all those spreadsheets into the pictures and maps that clearly tell our story in an instant?

Cloud Computing 101: What You Need to Know

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Skype, Convio Common Ground, Google Apps, Salesforce.com). Amazon S3, Google Checkout, Google Maps, PayPal). Rem Hoffmann, Exponent Partners , and Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting. Everyone has come across the term "cloud computing", but what exactly does it mean? What relevance does it have to a nonprofit organization like yours? The short answer: Cloud computing levels the technology playing field for nonprofits.

Bridge Conference: Social Media ROI: Mapping Metrics to Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, I used the quote above overheard and tweeted by Google Analytics Evangelist, Avinash Kaushik. Meanwhile across town in DC, there was another nonprofit social media gathering taking place at Google Headquarters, there were also presentations and discussion on social media ROI.

Cool! Embeddable Maps | Beaconfire Wire

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Embeddable Maps Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 at 5:47 pm by Eric (25 posts) View Larger Map You can now embed a Google map in your blog or webpage. Click on the map above and mouse around.

Gobs and Gobs of Data: Strategies for Visualizing and Sharing Policy Content

NTEN

They use data visualization and sharing tools like Swivel , Widgenie , Many Eyes , Google Maps , Google Motion Charts , APIs and more to make their data more available and more compelling. A simple place to start is by using Google’s spreadsheet tools. Head over to Google's Visualization Gadget Gallery to see what's available. While Google provides some nice tools to widgetize your data, there are other simple tools worth exploring to get you started.

Putting Caribbean Projects on the (Google) Map | Beaconfire Wire

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Serious Games » Putting Caribbean Projects on the (Google) Map Posted Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 at 6:00 pm by Suzette Gardner (4 posts) Small towns hardly make big news in the world of online marketing technology; small islands even less so. Although, Google??s

Guest Post by Alan Levine: Social Media Recap from NMC 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Alan Levine, publisher of CogDogBlog Since it is already a week in the rear view mirror, this ought to be my last post about the 2009 NMC Summer Conference.

ROI (Results on Insights): Nonprofit Examples of How Listening Returns Value

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is an excellent example of working through how an organization might respond to comments on a blog, but even better it is map for insight harvesting. As David Meerman Scott notes in his analysis of their social media strategy, the goal is "to use current and developing Web 2.0 GreenPeace Whale Trail asked their online visitors for campaign ideas and they got some great ones, like the Great Whale Trail, where they tagged whales and then tracked them using GPS/Google maps.

GIft Economies at MPS09

Amy Sample Ward

Examples: YouTube, eBay, Wikipedia, Google. Tags: case studies maps free gift economy health mps09 patientopinion I’m capturing notes at the MyPublicServices event from PatientOpinion. This session is lead by Paul Hodgkin from PatientOpinion. Use the tag #MPS09 to follow conversations and highlights from others at the event. What is it about the health community that’s different? It’s about death. Why do we tell stories?

The NonProfit Matrix: Directory of Online Service Providers for Nonprofits | NonProfit Matrix

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The NonProfit Matrix: Directory of Online Service Providers for Nonprofits | NonProfit Matrix: "TechSoup has published a handy guide for nonprofits getting started with Google Maps and Google Earth mapping tools and mashups

Google Wave: “what might email look like if we invented it today”

Idealware

What do you do five years after shaking things up with Google Maps. If you are Lars and Jens Rasmussen, the core developers behind Google Maps, you apply yourself to a different way of thinking about collaboration and communication over the Internet.

Scanning for Good: 5 Reasons QR Codes Are a Safe Option for Nonprofits

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14 million Americans scanned them in June of 2011 , and there was a +4500% increase in use from 2009 to 2010. In addition to web URLs, QR codes can contain SMS messages, plain text, contact info, event invites, Google Maps locations, YouTube videos, or social content.

NPCA & Google Maps Will Expand Our Parks | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

The Beaconfire team’s created a Google mashup using data from NPCA on park boundaries and the land within those boundaries that is vulnerable to development. The map lets constituents visualize the land at risk which heightens the understanding of the dangers to our parks.

Tools Galore in Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

In just 50 minutes Laura Quinn of Idealware , Natalie Foster of the DNC and Rebecca Moore of Google Earth Outreach talked about a ton of great tools to ramp up nonprofits online campaigns ranging from Wikis to Google Earth and Twittter.

Things We Like (October 2009)

NTEN

The Payphone Project has a Google Maps mash-up that lets you find a mailbox near you. Nobody can predict what the funniest protest signs will be in 2020, but at least we have these doozies from 2009. Nancy Schwartz just revealed the best nonprofit taglines of 2009 , and they're terrific. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources. Read more posts on our blog.

Things We Like (March 2009)

NTEN

The New York Times continues to produce great examples of interactive maps. We have a thing for maps, it's true. Google's Chrome Experiments. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources. Read more posts on our blog. Here's one visualizing the recession. As wine enthusiasts, we hate to use this phrase, but here's hoping the colors turn from burgundy to pink pretty soon. Epicurious has one listing seasonal produce available in your area by month. (If

Great reads from around the web on August 24th

Amy Sample Ward

Google Doubles Its Cartographers As Maps Continues To Go Wiki-Style - “As an online free mapping service, Google Maps is a great product. And rather than pay people to go get information about those places, Google has smartly been using a service called Map Maker, which lets locals and people knowledgeable about the area edit it themselves. And this week, Google has added a couple important areas to the list: Mexico and Eastern Europe.&#.

A Consumer's Guide To Low-Cost Data Visualization Tools from Idealware

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

View MacBookPro Travelogue in a larger map This map show the route that a new MacBook Pro made from a factory in China to Arizona. Colleague Alan Levine customized a google map. What's even better is that the software, google maps is free. Tags: maps nptech nptech tools visual thinking Each push pin (that looks like a MacBook Pro) is a page from a travel diary written by his new laptop. It's worth a few minutes to get a good laugh.

About that Google Phone

Idealware

After my highfalutin post on mobile operating systems , I thought I'd step back and post a quick review of my T-Mobile G1 , the first phone running Google's Android Mobile OS. Apple makes it's virtual keyboard somewhat acceptable by offerng auto-suggest and auto-correct as you type, features that Android currently lacks, but should have by early 2009 (per the Android roadmap ). It's a Google Phone The Android OS is young, but elegant.

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(More than) 15 useful, creative and odd Google mashups | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Tons of groups and individuals have come up with some really interesting map tools that display everything from American Idol contestants&# hometowns to localized crime data. the Seven Wonders of the World map falls a little flat). Get it on the map.&#

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

On May 12, 2009 the second annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit (held via phone and web) brought 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 Personal Democracy Forum, Lynne D Johnson of Fast Company, Charlene Li, Holly Ross of NTEN, Rashmi Sinha of SlideShare, Lisa Stone of BlogHer and more.

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Great reads from around the web on October 28th

Amy Sample Ward

" Indigenous Mapping: Emerging Cultures on the Geoweb: Where 2.0 Conference 2009 – O’Reilly Conferences, May 19 – 21, 2009, San Jose, CA – Check out the video and presentation slides, too! "Indians "Indians in the Amazon rainforest are now using Google Earth to protect their lands from illegal logging, to plan for their future and to share their rich history and culture with the world.

Great reads from around the web on October 28th

Amy Sample Ward

" Indigenous Mapping: Emerging Cultures on the Geoweb: Where 2.0 Conference 2009 - O’Reilly Conferences, May 19 - 21, 2009, San Jose, CA - Check out the video and presentation slides, too! "Indians "Indians in the Amazon rainforest are now using Google Earth to protect their lands from illegal logging, to plan for their future and to share their rich history and culture with the world. These are some links I wanted to share from October 28th.

Invention, Technology and Social Change: What’s driving you?

Amy Sample Ward

They “work with the urban poor, particularly women in informal settlements to facilitate, and provide technical support to, community-managed housing (slum rehabilitation) and infrastructure projects.&# In their work, they’ve used GIS mapping technology to create a visual story, a guide, and clear data about areas of poverty and city planning.

Going to the Inauguration? Tech You!

NTEN

To help: You'll probably want a map of some sort. There's also a free iPhone app , featuring maps, that will also let you know how far you are from the steps of the inauguration, if that's something you care about.

Bragging on my Farmer's Market - Williamsburg wins American Farmland Trust contest

Connection Cafe

2009 was the first year of the contest, which was the brainchild of Gretchen Hoffman and Jane Kirchner in AFT’s Marketing department, and Julia Freedgood, Director of AFT's Growing Local Campaign. In addition, AFT built an online map of participating farmers markets using Google Maps.

Creativity, Collaboration & Community - Three Words to Sum up the TAFA Conference

Connection Cafe

On the heels of the NTEN webinar on Community Building and Management showing nonprofit organizations how to socially enable their missions, Carie Lewis of the Humane Society of the United States has launched the TAFA Online Community for the 2009 Taking Action for Animals conference.

SXSW: Future of Social Networks

Amy Sample Ward

we have to put our trust in someone - is it google? create maps of communication streams. Presentation by Charlene Li at SXSW. You can see the session information here. “Social networks will be like air.&#. Yes, we’ve heard this before, but we can’t conceptualize “air.&#. The people who “own&# those relationships need to start working together to integrate the platforms.