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.

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Thinking Mobile in 2013 – Being Responsive

NetWits

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Mobilizing Impact at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had the honor of attending CGI 2013 where I announced Benetech’s latest Commitment to Action. I’ve just had the chance to reflect on how cool CGI 2013 and some of the ideas I’m still processing! “Mobilizing for Impact.” That was the theme of the ninth Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting that President Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton recently convened in New York City last month.

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The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

Wild Apricot

Here are highlights of the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. reports

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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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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Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2013

Wild Apricot

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

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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

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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

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Martin Luther King Day 2013

VisionLink

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.

13 Students Graduate ITWorks Fall 2013 Program

TechImpact

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.

5 Technology Trends Of 2013 Nonprofits Should Care About

TechImpact

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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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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Update: 2013 NTEN Challenge is Halfway There!

NTEN

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

TechImpact

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.

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

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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

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

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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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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.

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.

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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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

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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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Helping You Reach Your 2013 Goals

NTEN

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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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

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

NetWits

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.

Blackbaud Index for March 2013

sgEngage

The March 2013 update to The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving is significant because it now covers more than $10 billion in overall charitable giving. for the 3 months ending March 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012. for the 3 months ending March 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012. The Blackbaud Index provideds the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today.

The 2013 NTEN Community Survey Report

NTEN

> 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.

Wild Apricot Software News August 2013

Wild Apricot

A discussion about the pitfalls we''ve experienced with developing Version 5.0, and the lessons we''ve learned about managing Wishlist requests. news Wild Apricot

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Thinking Mobile in 2013 - Be Responsive

NTEN

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?

Nonprofit Sector Trends to Watch in 2013

sgEngage

I've identified four key trends in the video above that I believe will have the greatest impact on the nonprofit sector this year based on my own observations and conversations with leaders in the nonprofit sector, as well as research that Blackbaud has conducted. Emerging Trends Industry Trends Huffington Post

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The 2013 "NTEN" Award: Maddie Grant

NTEN

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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Wild Apricot Software News September 2013

Wild Apricot

How exactly do we handle suggestions from our users about product changes and enhancements? Here is a more detailed description of our current process

Wild Apricot Software News November 2013

Wild Apricot

Here’s a look at some of the initial groundwork that our design and analysis team has begun for future versions beyond 5.0. news Wild Apricot

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