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Why Apple (and their Users) Need A Charity Vetting System for iPhone Apps

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So far, no official response from Apple despite all these articles and blog posts about the issue, including this one from the New York Times.

How Many Free Agents Does It Take To Change A Nonprofit Fortress?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I are honored to be delivering a conversational keynote at the Personal Democracy Forum today in New York City. Allison Fine and I are honored to be delivering a conversational keynote at the Personal Democracy Forum today in New York City.

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She uses Twitter to share what's going on at NTEN, announce new initiatives, and have conversations with NTEN members. The NASSCOM India Leadership Forum has multiple tracks based on theme.

The Future of the Nonprofit Office: Working from Home v2.0

NTEN

The new realm of net-enabled personal communications devices will cut down on the need for many employees to have an expensive-to-maintain PC or laptop. Here are a few examples: The " FaceTime " feature of the new iPhone 4.0 and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oswego. . By Grant Howe, VP Research and Development, Nonprofit Solutions, Sage Business Solutions.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Art in New York

See What's Out There

It was designed by a New York artist named Cindy Workman. Cindy is having an art show, and if you are in New York, you should take a look. Recent Posts 5 Questions to Evaluate Your Nonprofit Video ROI Enter the 2010 Tagline Awards Today!

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » New York Times Deathwatch

See What's Out There

Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape, Ning and an internet thinker (and billionaire), wrote a post today on his blog called Inaugurating the New York Times Deathwatch. Recent Posts 5 Questions to Evaluate Your Nonprofit Video ROI Enter the 2010 Tagline Awards Today!

My Perfect Smartphone: Not An iPhone

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My Best Buy Recommendation Sheet.

10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

80% of my ROI (Return on Investment = webinar registrations, new clients, speaking engagements) comes from my e-Newsletter, and thanks to blogging my e-Newsletter list has jumped from 3,000 subscribers (which took 4 years to build) to almost 8,000 in 10 months!

10 Types of Nonprofits That Absolutely Must Add Themselves to Foursquare

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Libraries :: New York Public Library. Foursquare now has 1.6 million users. That may not seem like very many compared to Facebook’s 465 million users, but Foursquare is only one year-old and growing quickly.

New York Schools Debut a Text Messaging Service To Keep Parents Connected

Mobile Commons

Last week, as New York City’s public schools came back into session, the Department of Education debuted a new text message service to keep parents informed. As SiLive reports, The new mobile texting program is the latest tool the Department of Education has developed to deliver information about public schools and programming to parents and families. Wall Street Journal: On First Day of School, Mayor Announces New Text Message Service.

Build Communities to Enhance Your Fundraising Campaigns

NTEN

In my recent chapter “Managing Fundraising and Building Communities Online” in the book Internet Management for Nonprofits (Wiley, April 2010), I write in depth about one method to tackle the subject – what are organizations across the country doing? The donation page required a user to create a log-in profile, so CC also collected information about party guests as potential new donors or volunteers. in Financial Management, with honors, from Pace University in New York City.

A First Look at Jumo

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s the article from today’s New York Times. About $500,000 came from unnamed individuals in the early days and in September 2010, Omidyar Network announced a grant of up to $750,000. Jumo setup their offices in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood.

Think Different: I’m Thinking Android

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, the New York Times published this piece about Apple’s Ban of In-App Donations To Charities which outlines this nuanced issue. Created by Daniel Sieradski.

"Google Was Our First Office": Managing a Worldwide Staff

NTEN

PT currently has fellowships in Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem -- and will be expanding next year to Europe and other cities in North America. . Efrat Ben-Dor Erez, NPTech Israel.

Build Engagement to Increase Your Bottom Line

Mobile Commons

Last week, the New York Times wrote an article portraying some of the challenges of mobile fundraising. Mobile marketing is a great way to raise money – but it also can do a lot more. Asking for mobile donations or sending out coupons can spur giving and drive purchases. But if that’s all you do, you’re missing out on mobile’s main power: building a direct, trusted and ongoing relationship with your supporters.

What is Jumo? | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a.

NonProfit Trends

Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 30th, 2010 Jumo means “together in concert” in Yoruba, a West African language. About $500,000 came from unnamed individuals in the early days and in September 2010, Omidyar Network announced a grant of up to $750,000.

Apple May Not Listen, But Google and Microsoft Are All Ears …

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Almost 8,000 have signed an online petition to urged Steve Jobs to change its iPhone donation policy. To date, there has been no response. Google and Microsoft are all ears.

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

Connection Cafe

Engaging in advocacy can yield many advantages: New energy among your supporter base to help your mission succeed. New contacts. New donors. New advocates. In turn, those new advocates are also presented with the option of giving to the campaign they just took action on.

Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map is a trove of information on what lots of nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup-procured-IT to further their missions. in Staatsburg, New York is doing.

I am writing a book about social media for nonprofits!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It will be published by McGraw-Hill in New York City and is scheduled to hit bookstores, Amazon and e-readers in Fall 2011. That’s right! I am writing a book about social media for nonprofits.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: April 30

NTEN

Back from the NTC hiatus of these weekly round-ups, I figure it's only fitting to start out with the round-up of all the online notes and media the NTEN community generated around and after the 2010 conference. New York City: May 19th, NYC: Everything I Need to Know I Learned at 10NTC. (Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Members are in bold.

The Great Good Place Book Discussion Part 6: Museum 2.5 by Elaine Heumann Gurian

Museum 2.0

New York, Random House. [ii] New York: Cooper-Hewitt Museum. This is a bonus installment of a book discussion about Ray Oldenburg’s book The Great Good Place. Every Tuesday in June, this blog featured a guest post examining some aspect of the book.

Your Free, Fun Spring 2010 Big Vision Goals Worksheet

Have Fun - Do Good

Last month I posted a worksheet for your Big Vision Goals for 2010 with places for you to write down three goals for 2010, three goals for winter, and three goals for the lunar month (new moon, Feb 13-new moon, March 15).

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: May 27

NTEN

And, if you're in the New York city area, you should definitely check out this upcoming 501 Tech Club event: > Who's Your Mayor? NTEN is People! Flickr: kalabird) (Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Members are in bold. Tag your own news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help us find your awesome online, or contact Annaliese with your updates.) .

Chase Community Giving Advisory Board Names 17 Additional Charities to Receive Grants - MarketWatch

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASEChase Community Giving Advisory Board Names 17 Additional Charities to Receive Grants - MarketWatch: "NEW YORK, Oct 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Chase Community Giving Advisory Board today announced a final list of 17 additional small and local charities to share a portion of more than $500,000 in grants, receiving $30,000 each.

Jumo – Social Media for Nonprofits?

NCE Social Media

Back in April I posted about a new social media platform, called Jumo , which was being created by one of Facebook’s founders to provide a social media tool to connect individuals with nonprofit organizations and social change. On November 30, 2010 Jumo launched to the public.

Why Apple isn't the Nonprofit App Grinch | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Why Apple isn’t the Nonprofit App Grinch Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 10th, 2010 Nonprofit social media expert Beth Kanter isn’t happy with Apple at the moment. Her thoughts on Apple’s ban on donations in iPhone apps recently appeared in The New York Times. This isn’t a new issue for her and she blogged back in June on this topic.

New Facebook Groups

NCE Social Media

Here’s a blog post by Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, explaining why they made the changes and the benefits of the new version. Here’s an alternate view of the new Facebook Groups from the New York Times.

NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 10, 2010

NTEN

And I'm going to be sending that mug to: David Finkelstein , Village Care of New York. I love Member Appreciation Month here at NTEN -- I get to give prizes away to NTEN members every day! Today, I'm going to send one of our fabulous members an NTEN coffee mug from our CafePress store.

Microsoft to Issue Blanket License to NGOs - PCWorld Business Center

AFP Blog

after the New York Times reported that Russian police have used software copyright raids to seize computers of activist groups Microsoft to Issue Blanket License to NGOs - PCWorld Business Center: "Microsoft will issue a blanket software license to nonprofit groups and journalist groups outside the U.S.

Connect in Person at #NCVS

Amy Sample Ward

The 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS) is June 28-30 in New York City. Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010; 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM. Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Checking in at Foursquare's Hot Tubbin', Rooftop, Rock Star Moment | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Foursquare has a personality that's fun to interact with,' explains New York resident, Leslie. Checking in at Foursquare's Hot Tubbin', Rooftop, Rock Star Moment | Fast Company: "Since then, Foursquare's user base increased five-fold (from 200,000 to 1,000,000 users), and it's managed to steal the spotlight from established networks like Loopt and Brightkite and upstart competitors like Gowalla.

Privacy, Social Media, and You

NCE Social Media

Users are concerned about Facebook’s new open grid and how it links and shares your information with others. One new startup has promised that they are able to keep private the information you post on their social media platform and is getting quite a bit of press for it.

Campaign Spotlight - You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Love This Campaign - NYTimes.com

AFP Blog

Campaign Spotlight - You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Love This Campaign - NYTimes.com: "n a campaign that began on May 6, the Jewish Federations of North America, which is based in New York, is asking, “What’s your #ish?” The “#” in front of the “ish” -- known as a hash mark, number sign, hash tag, pound sign or tick-tack-toe symbol -- signals that the campaign is centered in the social media like

Visit to Qatar

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It was a lightning visit of only two days (Sunday and Monday), with a focus on attending the World Economic Forum's Global Redesign Summit 2010 (the GRI). I was able to mention the Venture Capital in Education Summit that I’m attending in New York next week.

Delivering Bestsellers to the Bookshare Community

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Most of the books I work with are books requested by students and titles from the New York Times (NYT) bestsellers list. The Big Day is Friday, when we eagerly await email from Carrie Karnos about new book assignments.

Lessons from Campaign 2010: Innovations in Online Fundraising and Organizing from the Mid-term Elections

Frogloop

The 2010 mid-term election campaign saw unprecedented fundraising from both traditional political players like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and new, secretive conservative entities like American Crossroads. Political campaigns have proven to be amazing laboratories for experimenting with new online fundraising and organizing tactics, from the Dean Campaign and Meetup, to mybarackobama.com. When: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 2PM Eastern Time.

AIRS Conference

VisionLink

VisionLink joins the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS), at the annual national conference, in Rochester New York. Conference tracks include Aging and Disability, Disaster, Military, Resource Database, Service Delivery, Technology, Trends and Tangents, and 2-1-1. VisionLink''s Community Operating System offers solutions for each of these areas and more.

National Day of Unplugging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Since then, unplugging has become the movement of the moment, with everyone from the New York Times to Arianna Huffington focusing attention on our overly plugged-in society. And a 2010 Nielsen study found that teenagers are sending or receiving an average of 3,339 texts a month.

Will Nonprofits “Like” the More Social Web that New Facebook Features Present?

Connection Cafe

If you’ve been paying attention to the news in the past week , you’ve most likely heard about the new changes making their way into Facebook to make sharing interests across the web easier. “Imagine if Facebook wanted to turn off the New York Times, for instance.

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