2010 Women Who Tech Telesummit

Amy Sample Ward

Date : September 15th, 2010. Tags: 2010 presentation engagement tools womenwhotech wwt Location : Online – [link]. Topic : Tools and Apps to Energize your Base. Description : I’ll be presenting, along with Corvida Raven and Sarah Dijulio, about different tools and strategies to empower and inspire your community to take action. Related Links : Women Who Tech , Blog post and notes.

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What’s ahead in 2010?

Amy Sample Ward

My Focus for 2010. Your Focus for 2010. So, let me know what you’re focusing on in 2010 so that I can have your ideas and highlights on my radar, too. I’m really looking forward to all that unfolds in 2010 and to all that we can explore together. Tags: collaboration community 2010 goals planning I’ve just spent a very wonderful 2.5 weeks offline with friends and family for the holidays.

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NTEN Communications Roundtable December 2010

Amy Sample Ward

Date : December 7th, 2010. 2010 presentation communications nten roundtableLocation : Phone & online chat. Topic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits. Description : This month’s Communications Roundtable focuses on communications struggles, lessons, and best practices for working internationally.

NTEN Communications Roundtable November 2010

Amy Sample Ward

Date : November 9th, 2010. Tags: 2010 presentation appeals communications nten roundtable Location : Phone & online chat. Topic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits. Description : This month’s Communications Roundtable focuses on all those messages, appeals and campaigns that stack up this time of the year. What’s appropriate, when to send, and what works?

Blog Action Day 2010: Water

Amy Sample Ward

This past Sunday was October 10th, 2010 – also know as 101010, the Global Work Day for climate action supported by 350.org and others. More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet. Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to toilets. This means that sewage spills into rivers and streams, contaminating drinking water and causing disease.

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Thoughts from EMSA 2010

NetWits

The week before last, I was lucky enough to attend the Email Marketing Summit Australia 2010 (EMSA). It was fantastic to see mix of new and experienced email marketers, as well as a variety of organisations, both Nonprofit and otherwise. The majority of information was focused on organisations working for profit, but there were a lot of takeaways that are just as relevant in the Nonprofit world as well.

Email Communication in 2010

NetWits

Email is still a powerful way to communicate with your constituents. A report by technology market research firm The Radicati Group estimates that there are 1.4 billion email users in 2009, expected to rise to 1.9 billion by 2013. The same source suggests that some 247 billion emails are sent each day in 2009

September 2010 Community Builder Chat: How to Participate

Amy Sample Ward

The monthly Community Builder chat series is part of the #4Change community of regularly scheduled chats, bringing together people from around the world to talk about examples, practices, tips and more as we all explore the way technology can be used for social change. This is the second in what will be a monthly series of chats specifically focused on Community Building. When: Date: September 16th. Time: 4 pm Eastern, 9 pm UK (duration: 1 hour).

Roundup for June 2010 ? Nonprofit Blog Exchange

AFP Blog

A variety of material from the Nonprofit Blog Exchange now on WordpressRoundup for June 2010  Nonprofit Blog Exchange: "Roundup for June 2010June 30, 2010Website ManagementYour website should should be organized to make it easy for visitors to your site to find what they are looking for.

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FACT Social Justice Challenge (2010) | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org

AFP Blog

FACT Social Justice Challenge (2010) | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org: "The French American Charitable Trust (FACT) is pleased to announce the second annual FACT Social Justice Awards. FACT is committed to addressing the fundamental inequalities and injustices in our society by helping develop and sustain networks of community-based groups in the U.S. and France that educate

2010 Nonprofit Fundraising Data and Benchmarks

Connection Cafe

You may have heard that back in April, Convio released our 2010 report on nonprofit fundraising. Author: Lacey Kruger. We publish these reports annually and they are powerful tools to help you evaluate how your nonprofit stacks up against other, similar organizations. Watch an interview with Vinay about the report here. See a high-level overview of the report in Quinn’s blog post here.

November 2010 Community Builder’s Chat Wrap-Up #CommBuild

Amy Sample Ward

Today’s Community Builder chat had a small group with a lot to say! It was a rich discussion and it doesn’t stop here – use the link below to review the full transcript and share your discussions points or ideas in the comments. Review the full chat transcript! Questions in the November chat: Is it important to discern/clarify what a community expects to get from their participation in the community? Or is it OK if everyone is in it for different reasons? From Laura Norvig).

Saving the web for the future - 02 Mar 2010 - Computing

AFP Blog

Saving the web for the future - 02 Mar 2010 - Computing: "The British Library’s UK Web Archive project to save all the UK’s free-access web sites underlines just how pervasive the internet’s role in people’s lives has become. Libraries as far afield as Japan, France and the US are realising that the ubiquity of the internet means that sites that could disappear need to be preserved for posterity

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Podcast: How Nonprofits Can Use LinkedIn

Amy Sample Ward

Date : December 2nd, 2010. 2010 presentation linkedin nptech podcast social mediaLocation : Online. Topic : Podcast: How Nonprofits Can Use LinkedIn. Description : In this month’s edition of Social Good, Allison Fine, the host, interviews Amy Sample Ward, community development manager at TechSoup Global, and Estrella Rosenberg, founder and executive director of Big Love Little Hearts in Chicago and author of the blog Adventures in Philanthropy. Sample Ward and Ms.

10 Nonprofit Books from 2010

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During 2010, I been able to read, blurb, write reviews, do blog giveaways, or author guest posts and interviews for a lot of terrific books that would be useful to nonprofit professionals in the social media, marketing, and ICT areas. Many authors generously sent me review copies. I also have a small pile of books sitting on my desk that I wanted to blog about.

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25+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2010

Wild Apricot

There’s no more convenient way to brush up on your skills than to do your professional development online - and July 2010 brings us lots of free online presentations and seminars for fundraisers, board members, administrators, active volunteers, volunteer coordinators, and other non-profit folks.(

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December 2010 Community Builder’s Chat Wrap-up #CommBuild

Amy Sample Ward

In this month’s chat,we had some good discussion around social media guildines and online community moderation. We heard from many people that there were too many holiday deadlines at work to make the chat so be sure to add your thoughts to the comments here after reading the archive to join in! Read the full transcript here! Laura Norvig shared the guidelines used for their email listserv: E-mail discussion lists hosted by the Resource Center are not moderated.

SF Fundraising Day 2010

Robert Weiner

San Francisco's Fundraising Day will be happening June 16 at the downtown Marriott. Once again I have the honor of co-chairing the Technology Track with Michael Stein. We've programmed sessions on online fundraising with Madeline Stanionis, social media with Jeff Patrick, database selection with Eric Leland, and an open discussion session with me and Michael on whatever tech topics the attendees bring. Early bird rates end on April 15, so sign up at www.afp-ggc.org/frd2010.

What to Watch For at SXSW 2010 - The Nonprofit Edition

NetWits

Depending on who you ask, it may or may not be a surprise that SXSW 2010 has become a destination for nonprofit staffers. With fifteen percent-ish attendees working with nonprofits, SXSW can be inspirational. It's the perfect place to meet change agents like Beth Kanter , David Neff , and Amy Sample Ward , as well as network and learn from your peers at other nonprofits. But the attendees are just the beginning

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SXSW 2010: Can you copyright a tweet? – Telegraph Blogs

AFP Blog

SXSW 2010: Can you copyright a tweet? Telegraph Blogs: "A panel at SXSW this morning looked at whether it’s possible to copyright a tweet. Fred Benenson, who teaches at NYU and works at kickstarter.com, pointed out that there have been copyright lawsuits over haikus so why couldn’t somebody sue over a tweet

24+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: October 2010

Wild Apricot

October 2010 is notable for the variety of topics in the free nonprofit webinars on schedule – both recurring events and special one-time opportunities for professional development. If you don’t find exactly the kind of training you’re looking for today, do check back here as the month goes on – any late-arriving webinar announcement will be added in the comments thread, below.

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22+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2010

Wild Apricot

Our regular monthly round-up of free professional development opportunities for nonprofit folks is back for June 2010. It’s that time again! Even as we move toward the lazy days of summer, when the pace traditionally slows down a bit, there’s still a great variety of free online presentations and seminars on tap for fundraisers, board members, administrators, active volunteers and volunteer coordinators.

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20+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2010

Wild Apricot

Busy as this season is for nonprofit folks, with year-end fundraising campaigns and family events for the holidays, still there’s no better time to sneak in a bit of professional development to get you ready for a bright New Year! read more ).

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C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition's 2010 Congressional Butt-In

Judi Sohn

via youtube.com. Tomorrow is butt-in day! Even with health care reform, and no matter how you feel about that, we still need action. Please do me a big favor and call your Rep tomorrow. We're looking for House co-sponsors for HR 1189, a bill that will extend Medicare benefits for colorectal cancer screening and treatment to those who are low income and/or under-insured. This is modeled on a program that has been incredibly successful for breast and cervical cancer screenings. Thanks! Permalink.

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C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition's 2010 Congressional Butt-In

Judi Sohn

via youtube.com. Tomorrow is butt-in day! Even with health care reform, and no matter how you feel about that, we still need action. Please do me a big favor and call your Rep tomorrow. We're looking for House co-sponsors for HR 1189, a bill that will extend Medicare benefits for colorectal cancer screening and treatment to those who are low income and/or under-insured. This is modeled on a program that has been incredibly successful for breast and cervical cancer screenings. Thanks! Permalink.

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2010 Review of Not-For-Profit Accounting Systems — NEWS - The CPA Technology Advisor

AFP Blog

2010 Review of Not-For-Profit Accounting Systems — NEWS - The CPA Technology Advisor: "The software needs of the nonprofit organization are vastly different from those implemented by standard organizations. Many nonprofits are funded solely by grants, which require detailed tracking and accountability for every dollar spent. As well, those active in fundraising need a way to record donations, Tags: NPComputerSoftware NPAccounting

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Tweeting Raising Awareness, But Not Direct Dollars - The NonProfit Times Oct 1, 2010

AFP Blog

Tweeting Raising Awareness, But Not Direct Dollars - The NonProfit Times Oct 1, 2010: "Tweeting Raising Awareness, But Not Direct DollarsBy Mark HrywnaOnly 3 percent of all Tweets by a sample of nonprofits were dedicated to fundraising or solicitation.

42+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2010

Wild Apricot

Ready for a bit of professional development, before Labor Day brings the start of another busy fall season? August is a great time for online learning – in fact, this month we’ve rounded up more free online seminars than ever before! There’s something for everyone from board members and administrators, to fundraisers and volunteer coordinators, to active members of all interests and levels.( read more ).

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Happy Holidays from Bookshare!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

accessibility Reading 2010 books assistive technology holidays BookshareI liked what our Bookshare team did for their electronic holiday card!

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20+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: September 2010

Wild Apricot

September is a busy month for just about everyone – a new school year for many, harvest time for both fundraisers and farmers - and a whole new crop of free nonprofit webinars is here. Have a look – you’re sure to find an online learning opportunity that’s of interest to folks in your organization. As always, you’ll want to check back from time to time through the month, as late-coming webinar notices are often added in the comments section, down below.

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OMG It’s 2010: Where Are You, Where Are Your Donors, and How Can You Achieve Marketing Glory in a Web 2.0 World? | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

AFP Blog

OMG It’s 2010: Where Are You, Where Are Your Donors, and How Can You Achieve Marketing Glory in a Web 2.0 Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit: "PART 1 of 4: 'The 8 Online Fundraising Changes You Must Make in 2010'(You can download the full, free online fundraising eBook on which this series is based!)Online World?

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20+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2010

Wild Apricot

For many nonprofit organizations, November is an especially busy month, with pre-holiday season preparations and year-end fundraising campaigns underway. Still, you'll find plenty of free opportunities for online professional development all through the month! read more ).

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Association Jam: Top Links for September 2010

Wild Apricot

By category, here’s a look at the most popular links submitted to “AJam” in September 2010: Membership What's Keeping You Awake At Night Part 1: AE's Riding Out the Current Economic Storm.But Bigger Clouds on the Horizon Carol Anne Moutinho | Association Resource.(

Association Jam: Top Links for November 2010

Wild Apricot

Here’s a look at the most popular links submitted to Association Jam in November 2010, by category: Membership Association Horn-Tootin' and Why Being Member Driven is Only Half the Battle Carol-Anne Moutinho | Association Resource.(

Association Jam: Top Links for October 2010

Wild Apricot

Here’s a look at the most popular links submitted to Association Jam in October 2010, by topic category: Membership Are you a membership based nonprofit? Blog posts and articles on Technology , Social Media and Leadership stories came out on top at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, with Fundraising, Volunteers and Membership not far behind.

Washington Access Fund: Social Media for Small Enterprises

Amy Sample Ward

Date : November 15th, 2010. Tags: 2010 presentation presetnation small business social media webinar Location : Online. Topic : Social Media Basics. Description : Social media tools provide a lot of opportunities to make local, offline connections and build community. This webinar will introduce some best practices, strategies, and next steps for getting started with social media for you organization.

Getting it done in 2010: Things or The Hit List or.?

Judi Sohn

Happy 2010 everyone! So for 2010 I think it's time to move back to a desktop solution. 3 years back on the Mac fulltime and I'm still trying to find task nirvana. I need more than a simple to-do list or just starring my email, less than a full blown GTD system of complex contexts and next actions. My mantra: if it takes longer to keep my tasks organized than it takes to do the tasks, then it's the wrong solution.

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Big Names, Smaller Expo, and a Virtual Option at American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Conference | 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition

AFP Blog

Big Names, Smaller Expo, and a Virtual Option at American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Conference | 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition: "he blended meeting component will provide an opportunity for those not able to travel to the live meeting to attend virtually.

30+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits - April 2010

Wild Apricot

This month’s round-up of free webinars has loads of professional development that’s meant specifically for nonprofit folks - fundraisers, board members, administrators, active volunteers and volunteer coordinators - but we’ve also included a few webinars on social media and technology topics that, while aimed more at business, can help your nonprofit to more effectively get your message out, raise funds, and recruit support online.( read more ).

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10 Most Popular Posts of 2010

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Somewhat surprising! Google searches likely had a big effect because other posts got a lot more buzz on Twitter and Facebook. My guess is the top posts for 2011 will be quite different – more Mobile Web, geolocation, LinkedIn, and live-streaming. Best to you and your nonprofit in 2011! It’s going to be a big year. Three iPhone Apps that Every Nonprofit Needs to Know About. HOW TO: Add Your Nonprofit to Jumo (and Why You Should).

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Best of Association Jam for July 2010

Wild Apricot

Best of all, you’ll find a number of brand new faces here, among the excellent content submitted to and voted up in “AJam” through July 2010: Membership It's That Time Again: NFP Pulse on Member/Donor Recruitment & Retention has Officially.(

Association Jam: Top Links for August 2010

Wild Apricot

Here are the most popular links at “AJam” in August 2010.( Blog posts and articles on Leadership and Social Media topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org last month. Events came in close behind, as association professionals were all geared up for ASAE10. Fundraising, Membership, Technology, and Volunteers were tied for third. read more ).

#BrandsConf – Humanization of Causes

Amy Sample Ward

Date : December 2nd, 2010. 2010 presentation 140conf brandsconf causesLocation : NY, NY, USA. Topic : The Changing Face of Nonprofits. Description : Nonprofits, just like businesses and other enterprises, have seen a dramatic impact from the increased use of social media. I’m not talking about more or less fundraising dollars, or new programs – I’m talking about the way social media uses, relies on even, a human face of organizations.

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