Receiving the 2013 Migel Medal

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Earlier today, I attended the American Foundation for the Blind’s (AFB) National Leadership Conference in Chicago where I received the 2013 Migel Medal. The Migel Medal, often called the highest honor in the blindness field, is awarded annually to one or two individuals whose careers exemplify exceptional accomplishments in the field. It was named for the first board chair of AFB, M.C.

Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Each January Nonprofit Tech 2.0 selects 31 new “ Favorite Nonprofits ” to be featured in the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 banner. Nonprofits in previous years were chosen primarily because they excelled at social media. This year, however, the selection process was a bit more personal. Yes… the majority of this year’s nonprofits have also implemented good-to-exceptional social media campaigns, but they are also nonprofits whose missions I care about and feel a personal connection to.


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Thinking Mobile in 2013 – Being Responsive


The mobile buzzword of the year is "responsive design." Let's dive into this term and discover what responsive design is all about, why it is important for nonprofits and what your alternatives are if responsive design is not the best fit for your organization. Interactive Mobile Nonprofit web design Nonprofit websites responsive design

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President’s Update: Fall 2013

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In all seriousness, 2013 has been an incredibly busy and productive year for us. You may already know that I plan in earnest to provide my personal President’s Updates as quarterly informal reports, but that all too often I fall behind on this well-intended schedule—as is the case with the update you’re reading now! Don’t get me wrong: I love writing my updates.

ATTN Nonprofits: New YouTube Channels Coming Early March 2013

Nonprofit Tech for Good

YouTube has begun rolling out a new YouTube Channel design entitled One Channel to a very small small group of YouTube users. A sitewide roll out is expected in early March. The new design offers much less customization, but enables more efficient browsing of your videos and the channels that you are subscribed to, and is more tailored for smartphone and tablet video watching. To prepare in advance for the new YouTube Channels, nonprofits will need to design a new banner.

2013: NTEN Year in Review


From new programs to new members, 2013 was a great year. A few weeks ago, 35 board members and community leaders helped us launch the 2013 NTEN Challenge with the goal of raising $50,000 to celebrate reaching 50,000 NTEN community members. 2013 also including the expansion of NTEN programs, research, and events. 2013 Community data Leadership nten numbers Year in Review Amy Sample Ward. What a year!

Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Prioritize the Mobile Web in 2013

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Yesterday’s free webinar entitled Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Prioritize the Mobile Web in 2013 was attended by 433 nonprofit professionals. By late 2013 or early 2014 , the Mobile Web will surpass desktop. To some, that may sound like a good turnout, but my free webinars usually hit the maximum of 1,000 attendees, so 433 was low – not surprising, however. In general, its been very difficult to get nonprofits to prioritize the Mobile Web.

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@NonprofitOrgs Named One of the Best 140 Twitter Feeds of 2013 by TIME Magazine

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Today, I discovered that @ NonprofitOrgs had been named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Twitter Feeds of 2013 : Every year, TIME recognizes those who exemplify the very best wit and wisdom Twitter has to offer. What I love about my work more than anything else is that I never know what is going to happen next. Every day is different.

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The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

Wild Apricot

Here are highlights of the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. reports

Martin Luther King Day 2013


Martin Luther King Day, 2013 I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. Copyright © 2013. As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl. His well crafted aspirations remind us of the positive and amazing progress this nation can take on, even when we seem bent towards argument.

5 Technology Trends Of 2013 Nonprofits Should Care About


The post 5 Technology Trends Of 2013 Nonprofits Should Care About appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Wisepreneur. Gartner , a tech analyst firm, created a list of trending technology resources nonprofits and organizations are taking advantage of to make a greater impact using more robust resources, at a lower cost than traditional IT. The Cloud.

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13 Students Graduate ITWorks Fall 2013 Program


ITWorks students graduate December 2013. It’s the December 19 graduation of the Fall 2013 cohort of the Information Technology Workforce Program (“ITWorks”) program. The post 13 Students Graduate ITWorks Fall 2013 Program appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. In a classroom decked out with green, blue and orange balloons sat 13 young adults and a sea of their family and friends.

Free Non-profit Webinars for November 2013

Wild Apricot

Here is a round-up of 27 free non-profit webinars for November 2013. nonprofit webinar

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2013 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Wild Apricot

Here are some of the highlights of MGI''s 2013 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. surveys membership

Update: 2013 NTEN Challenge is Halfway There!


Thanks to your generous support of the 2013 NTEN Challenge , we are now over halfway to our $50,000 goal! The 2013 NTEN Challenge latest total is $26,420. Share this blog post or any of the videos and stories from the 2013 NTEN Challenge page to inspire others to join the campaign. 2013 nten challenge Fundraising report update "Whoa, we''re halfway there. Take my hand, we''ll make it I swear." Okay, so the full "Livin'' on a Prayer" lyrics may not entirely apply.

6 Cool Features For Nonprofits With Microsoft Lync 2013


Lync 2013 is included in Office 365 , Microsoft’s cloud-based software and storage, which was recently made FREE to nonprofits worldwide. The post 6 Cool Features For Nonprofits With Microsoft Lync 2013 appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Mobile Access. Connect to Microsoft Lync with an iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows Phone.

Lessons Learned in 2013

Wild Apricot

Before you ring in the New Year, here''s a look at a few basic themes that we''ve seen in non-profit and membership posts and articles this year. nonprofit blog carnival

KAUST Winter Enrichment Program 2013: Beginner’s Guide to Social Media

Amy Sample Ward

Date : January 23, 2013. presentation Presentations from 2013 course kaust lecture middleeast saudi universityLocation : King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Topic : A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media. Description : Social media presents a confusing blur of personal and professional profiles. In a tightly integrated community like ours, social media use requires special consideration.

Free Non-profit Webinars for September 2013

Wild Apricot

Here is the round-up of free non-profit webinars for September 2013. This month we''ve found 21+ webinars to help you get ready for fall. webinar

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Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2013

Wild Apricot

Here is our round-up of free non-profit webinars for March 2013. webinar

Free Non-profit Webinars for July 2013

Wild Apricot

Here''s our round-up of more than 19 free non-profit webinars for July 2013. nonprofit Non-profits webinar

SxSW 2013 in the rearview

Allegiance Group

I know this SxSW 2013 wrap up is a tad belated since the show ended over three weeks ago but give me a break. Since it’s utterly impossible to capture 5 days of awesome into any semblance of prose, so let me share the epic #sxgood from The Beacon Lounge, 2013 the only way I know how – in pictures (and tweets): EventsI’m still in denial. Or maybe I’m just emerging from a BBQ induced coma. Either way, wow. That happened.

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Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide 2013

Wild Apricot

Idealware''s updated Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide 2013 is a great new (free) resource for non-profits looking for social media guidance. social media

Microsoft Lync 2013 Overview

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft's Lync 2013 is a unified communications application that enables users to talk to each other in a variety of ways, using instant messaging, voice, or video. Lync also integrates with Microsoft Exchange , Office 2013 , and SharePoint , and can incorporate an entire organizational phone system. What Lync 2013 Does. For Which Organizations Is Lync 2013 Best Suited? Lync is a new centerpiece of the new 2013 versions of Microsoft Office.

Helping You Reach Your 2013 Goals


We've started into February already, which means we are well into 2013 and already looking ahead to the Spring. Throughout the last month, we've asked the NTEN community just what was on their list for resolutions and goals for 2013. That's the sentiment we've heard from many community members who want to make 2013 the year they really tackle their data. If 2013 is the year of data for your organization, be sure to check out the new Data-Driven Decision Making Workbook !

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Live from NTC! A Sneak Peak at the 2013 Online Benchmark Report


NTEN and M&R also released their report, the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. The 2013 Blackbaud Online Benchmark Report (formerly The Convio Online Benchmark Report ) is in its seventh year started by Convio’s Founder, Vinay Bhaghat. The key factoids of the 2013 Blackbaud Online Benchmark Report include –. Dennis McCarthy and I had the pleasure of presenting Online Benchmarking: What Worked in 2012 at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

27+ Free Non-profit Webinars for April 2013

Wild Apricot

Here's our round-up of over 27 free non-profit webinars for April, 2013. nonprofit webinar

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The 2013 NTEN Community Survey Report


> Download the 2013 NTEN Community Survey Report In July 2013, we circulated the online survey link to the NTEN Community via direct email (sent to 38,354 contacts) and announcements in our community channels, including our blog, NTEN Discuss list, our Facebook page, our Twitter network, and our LinkedIn group. Key Findings from the 2013 Survey 20% of the overall NTEN Community considers their organizations to be at the “Innovating” level on the Technology Adoption Spectrum.

Best of the Wild Apricot Blog in 2013

Wild Apricot

Here are the 20 top rated posts from the Wild Apricot Blog in 2013. Wild Apricot

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Membership and Non-profit Trends for 2013

Wild Apricot

Here is a round-up of non-profit, membership, marketing and event predictions and trends for 2013. Non-profits membership events

Free Non-profit Webinars for February 2013

Wild Apricot

Here's our round-up of free non-profit webinars for February 2013. This month we've found 28+ webinars on topics such as: streamlining through the cloud; “brandraise to fundraise”; "Rockstar presentations" and much more. webinar

Thinking Mobile in 2013 - Be Responsive


It is 2013, and the mobile buzzword is “responsive design.” It is 2013, and the mobile buzzword is “responsive design.” Andrew Fort. Design Principal. Guide Creative. Let us do a quick dive into this term and discover what responsive design is all about, why it is important for nonprofits and, most importantly, what your alternatives are if responsive design is not the best fit for your organization. Why has it become one of the latest design buzzwords to hit the blogosphere?

A Few of Our Favorite Posts From 2013

Wild Apricot

Here''s a link round-up of some of our favorite posts that we''ve bookmarked on Apricot Jam during 2013. Apricot Jam

The 2013 "NTEN" Award: Maddie Grant


The 2013 NTEN Award Winner Maddie Grant is a classic Gen-X early adopter of technology and lover of "shiny new toys". NTEN isn''t an organization, we''re a community – a community with a shared set of values , including authenticity, sharing, and of course, laughter. Each year at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, we get the chance to celebrate one individual – of the many! – who embodies those values and enhances the NTEN community.

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Introducing the 2013 Communities of Impact


As Amy wrote recently, many of you have told us that 2013 will be the year you really tackle the data at your organizations. (If The 2013 Communities of Impact (CoI) pilot program consists of two groups, both focusing on the ways that nonprofits measure, learn from, and share their data. If you missed that post, check it out for case studies, webinars, and other resources that might help.)

Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Online Fundraising


It’s 2013. As a nonprofit focused on fundraising, you’ve likely started making resolutions … Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design #nptech fundraising online giving web design websites

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NTEN Staff Celebrate 2013: Here's to You!


NTEN staff in the Portland office headed to the Peculiarium yesterday afternoon for our holiday party. To the left you can see Michael, Julie, and Brylie hanging out with their new friend. It was, just as you''d expect, peculiar. Be sure to stop by the NTENner Center in the center of the Science Fair at the 14NTC to play with some of the fun things we picked up! After the not-exactly-seasonal outing, we headed to a local watering hole to celebrate Lindsay.

Free Non-profit Webinars for December 2013

Wild Apricot

We''ve found more than 23 free non-profit webinars available in December - check out our webinar round-up. webinar

Free Non-profit Webinars for August 2013

Wild Apricot

This month''s round-up of free non-profit webinars offers more than 22 topics for August. webinar

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Charitable Giving – Looking Back at 2012 To Plan for 2013

Wild Apricot

Here is a look at charitable giving in 2012 and trends that might continue into 2013. Fundraising charitable giving

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33 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2013

Wild Apricot

Our round-up of 33 free nonprofit webinars for May includes topics such as: recruiting professional volunteers, e-strategy, inbound marketing, Facebook for executive staff and much more. nonprofit webinar

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Things We Like (December 2013)


Check out TechSoup''s 2013 Year in Review for other great news and resources from the past year. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog. We talk about data and how nonprofits can better use their data to make decisions, but some artists are looking at data a little differently. Facebook has announced a new Donate feature.

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The 2013 Nonprofit Engagement Data Management Study: A Graphic Report


In the spring of 2013, NTEN and Avectra surveyed nonprofit communications, fundraising, and leadership staff about their engagement data management practices, findings, and future plans.