NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption

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million grant from the Google Inc. This is the first grant NTEN has received from Google. million grant from the Google Inc. This is the first grant NTEN has received from Google. With this support, we can provide new ways to help our community connect with each other and learn about the most important technology strategies, tools, and trends. Google NPTech NTEN FundraisingTeaser: We are all very excited to announce today that NTEN has received a $1.15

NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption

NTEN

million grant from the Google Inc. This is the first grant NTEN has received from Google. With this support, we can provide new ways to help our community connect with each other and learn about the most important technology strategies, tools, and trends. We’re thrilled that Google has shown its support of the transformative power of nonprofit technology with such a grand gesture. Google NPTech NTEN Fundraising

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Are Nonprofits Wasting Time Developing Mobile Apps?

Frogloop

According to a June 2010 Nielsen survey of 4,200 people who had downloaded an application in the past 30 days, games were the most downloaded and followed by music, social networking, news and weather, maps, search, video and movies. Mobile Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0

URL Shorteners: Blind(ly) Heading Towards Disaster?

Frogloop

Look for alternative url shorteners such as Google's new version goo.gl Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0If you thought email radically changed the way nonprofits communicated with constituents online, then social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter may have challenged you even more. Social networking has forced nonprofits to be comfortable with two-way communications, transparency, and adapting to short social conversations using limited character counts.

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Google Analytics Report Shows Web Users Spend Less Time on Websites

Frogloop

Google Analytics just released some great data after analyzing hundreds of thousands of websites between November 2010 and February 2011. Check out Google Analytics Website Data. The good news is that bounce rates were slightly down from 2009 averaging 47% in 2010. Marketing Research TrendsEver wonder how your organization’s website traffic compares to other organizations?

7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

Influence

Millions more are already using Google's Android mobile operating system and, additionally, a Google tablet prototype was unveiled recently. Therefore, innovative and influential nonprofit organizations must monitor these trends carefully.

25 Ways to Increase Your Organization's Communication Capacity

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Come to our session at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference to hear the rest! Google AdWords has a great free tool for assessing the search frequency of your keywords. Check out tools like Google Spreadsheets (which can generate a form) if you don't have anything available today for data collection. Use an RSS reader to keep on top of news and trends. Tirza Hollenhorst, ifPeople. Nearly every organization is feeling the pull to communicate more.

Social Media: Just One Big Tidal Wave?

Frogloop

By 2010 that statistic to climbed to 86%. In 2010 61% of 30-49 year old US internet users social media compared to 12% in 2005. Will Google+ shake things up? People using mobile devices to access Facebook rose about 200% between 2010 and 2011 from 63M users to 200M users.

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5 Questions: Building Stronger Online Communities Without Losing Your Sanity

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Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? I think the most important trend now is collaboration -- across platforms, across organizations, across sectors. And, with the powers of Google, what did I find but a Muppet test! [

25 Ways to Increase Your Organization's Communication Capacity

NTEN

Come to our session at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference to hear the rest! Google AdWords has a great free tool for assessing the search frequency of your keywords. Check out tools like Google Spreadsheets (which can generate a form) if you don't have anything available today for data collection. Use an RSS reader to keep on top of news and trends. Tirza Hollenhorst, ifPeople. Nearly every organization is feeling the pull to communicate more.

Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

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They support and extend the larger trends that are shaping both charity and business operations -- whether those trends are flex time, impact measurement, real time data, or open APIs -- and allow you to gain the benefits of those larger trends without really having to think about it much. This enables free services (Google Docs) and cloud vendors can offer product donations as part of their corporate citizenship programs (NetSuite.org). David Geilhufe, NetSuite, Inc.

Is Your Nonprofit Website Mobile-Friendly?

Wild Apricot Blog

Have you noticed there's one prediction that turns up consistently at the top of every list of "Top 10 Trends for 2010"? Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Google Non-profit Communications RSS Accessibility mobile Welcome to the decade of the Mobile Internet. Is your nonprofit blog or website ready for readers who do their web surfing by phone? read more ).

The Big Twitter Question

Frogloop

The network suffered a bad year in 2010 which saw it lose a lot of ground , and become relegated to a second tier network behind Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn in user visits. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Data from Comscore Nonprofit marketers should evaluate Twitter once again.

Great reads from around the web on April 12th

Amy Sample Ward

NTEN's Remake of "Bohemian Rhapsody" | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network – "Because of the generous matching funds from Convio, large donations from thePort and Firefly Partners, and the support of nearly 200 nptechies, we were able to surpass our scholarship campaign goal and bring nearly 70 staffers from small nonprofits to the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference. " What can Google Buzz do for you?

Conversation Starter: Digital Natives Moving Offline

Amy Sample Ward

In fact, many of them don’t even know how to google properly. Tags: future issues conversation starter demographics digital natives research trends youth Ivan Boothe posted a link to this story recently on the Progressive Exchange list. It’s been a busy week so I just clicked through today and thought it was an excellent opportunity to start integrating more conversation starters into this blog (as suggested in the Blog Redesign thread).

Things We Like (September 2010)

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5 Trends Shaping the Future of Social Good. The example of cooperation between nonprofits and individuals Beth Kanter gives in the article came from the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference. But Google's new Instant Search might be a big change. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. As it turns out, we'd already found examples of each (making us either prescient or easily distracted): Radiohead crowdsourced a concert video.

Women Who Tech: Tools and Apps to Energize your Base

Amy Sample Ward

WWT 2010: Apps and Tools to Energize Your Base. Google Analytics – [link]. Whether you have a blog, website, or even multiple, you can use Google Analytics to really drill down into the data and understand how people are visiting and using your site.

Best of Association Jam: Association Links for January 2010

Wild Apricot Blog

What will you do in 2010 that you've never done before to help your associations thrive? And appropriately enough, Association Jam's overall top-voted story for the first month of 2010 was Jeff De Cagna's Top Ten 2010 Trends for Associations at Principled Innovation Blog : Not predictions, he says, but "informed estimates of emerging issues" most likely to shape the business environment for associations through the.(

Great reads from around the web on April 23rd

Amy Sample Ward

Report Release: The 2010 Nonprofit IT Staffing and Spending … – "Nearly 1,200 nonprofit professionals filled out the latest annual survey, sponsored by NTEN and The NonProfit Times, providing us with another year of benchmarks and data concerning: salaries, outsourcing, recruiting, organizational structure, and other aspects of Information Technology practices in the nonprofit sector. But here's the thing: the trends aren't actually that good."

Who's Knocking at My Firewall Door? Simple Security for the Nonprofit IT Professional

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First off, for 2010, there are some security questions you should ask yourself as trends emerge: Are robots attacking my servers? (Ro)bots We recently saw this in the Google/China case where Chinese crackers (bad hackers) broke into activist Gmail accounts. For more info, web search for: hacking "inside job" (As of late, the China/Google scandal commandeers at least the first three search pages. Bruce M. Wolfe , Marin Institute.

How Telecommunications Is Changing Work for Nonprofits

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This growing trend, often described as telecommuting or e-commuting, reflects a fundamental change from the traditional concept of work (performed in an office, on a nine-to-five schedule) to a more adaptive, results-based one. Examples include AOL Instant Messenger, Skype, Google Talk, and many others. Jacob Griscom, BetterWorld Telecom. [Ed. Note: This article was originally published in a slightly different form on TechSoup.].

Top tips for Efficiently Measuring Social Media ROI & Getting Strategic with Your Data

Connection Cafe

To properly highlight positive trends and insights pertaining to social media metrics, a regularly updated dashboard containing key metrics over time helps maintain reporting in a scalable fashion. Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed in Google Analytics? Author: Jordan Viator.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Taproot Foundation

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, we use Google analytics to track where our website visitors are coming from and where they go after that. The beauty of social media is that it’s always adapting to what’s hot, trends form and fade, so decide which you want to try and which makes the most sense for your organization.

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. As we march into 2010, might we see the invention of Real Time Web fundraising events?

If we’d had Twitter on 9/11

Connection Cafe

Now we are friends on Google Maps, and I can see his dot throughout his evening commute. Yes, that study and also Google’s Flu Trends are all about physical illness. Author: Jennifer Darrouzet.

Will Open Source Social Networks Eventually Replace Facebook?

Frogloop

In March, Facebook had more traffic than Google in the US. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0When Facebook launched their Open Graph API last month they thought they had revolutionized their platform.

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Will the Portable Social Graph Eventually Replace Facebook?

Frogloop

In March, Facebook had more traffic than Google in the US. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0When Facebook launched their Open Graph API last month they thought they had revolutionized their platform.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And we’ll continue this trend for social networking, social action, and commerce. The Elections app will soon be updated for 2010.). Or, if you want to avoid automobiles altogether, Google Maps makes it easy to use public transportation and take a bike.

Keynote from My Charity Connects Conference at NetChange Week

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With the help of David Hood , we googled all the participants and checked out their web presence and social outposts. The conference hashtag became a top trending topic keyword on Twitter in Canada during the keynote! My Charity Connect: Netchange Week.

Surprise! Only 5% of Websites Have a Twitter or Facebook Link

Frogloop

28% of sites have Google Analytics. *5% Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Factual, an “open data repository&# analyzed 4 million websites via data from Common Crawl, a non-profit group designed to crawl the web and provide data for anyone to use. Check out the stats below. *28% 5% of sites link to their Twitter or Facebook profile. *2% 2% of sites display both a Twitter and Facebook link.

Virtual Office Toolkit

Idealware

It was a kind of informal flex time, which NPR reports is an increasing trend in some sectors and can allow for a better work-life balance. Instant one-on-one or group communication: Twitter , IM, Yammer and Google Buzz for instant private group convos.

Internet Strategy in a World of Ubiquitous Tools: Sometimes You Just Gotta Launch and Learn

Influence

First of all, while there are many choices for collaboration tools, a few simple filters will get one 90% of the way there (if you want to control the content but get some feedback, use a blog tool; if you need to develop a written product, use a wiki or Google Docs; if you want group discussions and networking, use a social network tool; etc.). The My Maps feature in Google Maps can help create some nice prototype map tools.

Intenet strategy in a world of ubiquitous tools - sometimes you just gotta launch and learn

Influence

First of all, while there are many choices for collaboration tools, a few simple filters will get one 90% of the way there (if you want to control the content but get some feedback, use a blog tool; if you need to develop a written product, use a wiki or Google Docs; if you want group discussions and networking, use a social network tool; etc.). The My Maps feature in Google Maps can help create some nice prototype map tools.

10 Fun and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Google Internet Stats : A collection of economic and media trends and stats. Over the years I have stumbled across countless Internet gems, but the 10 below are those that I regularly and repeatedly return to. These resources are invaluable when looking for quality content to utilize and share on social media sites. If you have any favorites that you would like to share, please add them in a comment below. Thanks. Worldometers : Provides world statistics updated in real-time.

Any nonprofits out there experimenting with Facebook Community Pages?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I have yet to see one live, but they are Facebook’s response to a growing trend on Facebook where individuals launch and run Facebook Pages like: Can this pickle can get more more fans that Nickelback? I had to use Google to find them.

10 Nonprofit Mobile Websites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Most of these sites I found through Google searches and on Twitter over the last few months. It’s only recently that I had the realization that it makes little sense to link to desktop sites in text alerts (or in smartphones Apps) and I’ll be watching this trend closely in the next months.

5 Questions: Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns

NTEN

Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010?

Your Big Brains Can Raise Awareness of Your Organization, Part 1 of 2.

SocialFish

Quora Founder Adam D’Angelo answered a question on Quora asked way back in 2010: Is Quora open to Google or other search engines, and can unregistered users see answers? As is the trend for most networks, Quora uses your name in your profile’s SEO title.

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10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World – #10Ways

John Haydon

And we’ll continue this trend for social networking, social action, and commerce. The Elections app will soon be updated for 2010.). Or, if you want to avoid automobiles altogether, Google Maps makes it easy to use public transportation and take a bike.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World – #10Ways

John Haydon

And we’ll continue this trend for social networking, social action, and commerce. The Elections app will soon be updated for 2010.). Or, if you want to avoid automobiles altogether, Google Maps makes it easy to use public transportation and take a bike.