Beth’s Surprise Party: A Case Study in Crowdsourced Action

Amy Sample Ward

Lesson #1: Design an action and invitation that’s doable and interesting – while focused on your goal. First, we created an open Google Doc where we put in the introduction language, so anyone that clicked through from someone’s blog or Twitter post would have context about what was happening (and included a numbered list up to 53, so people could easily see where to add their name and blog address). See the Google Doc for links.).

How Do You Inspire Visitors to Take Action After They Leave?

Museum 2.0

it encourages visitors to participate both in the exhibition and beyond it by taking action to expand opportunities for foster youth and youth transitioning out of foster care. How could visitors take actions that are both meaningful and achievable? A few of the TAKE ACTION cards.

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Keep Better Contact Records with the Personal Email to Notes Feature

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If the email is originated using an email link on the platform – such as the email link on the top of Contact Details, or from a Moves Management Action plan – the system will automatically insert the BCC email address onto the message.

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Prism and Google Prism and Google Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2008 12:24 Written by Steve Thursday, 27 March 2008 12:24 I recently started exclusively using Prism for gmail, Google Docs, and Google Reader.

Guest Post by Seema Rao: How Museums Can Resist Racism and Oppression

Museum 2.0

Seema and I have started an open google doc to assemble ideas for specific things museums and museum professionals can do to resist oppression. Please check it out, add to it, and join us in taking action. Well, because for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

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Observations and Reflections on #TakeBackThePink

Amy Sample Ward

Long-time supporters of both Komen and Planned Parenthood jumped into action. Jumping into action, Allison Fine , Beth Kanter , Stephanie Rudat , Lisa Colton , and Lucy Bernholz starting moving beyond the updates and long conversation threads and towards a collective call to action.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 3: Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

We then assign actions to each page/section of content. Messaging hierarchy – Word doc or PowerPoint deck. Page Description Diagrams – Word doc. Editorial Calendar – spreadsheet or Word doc.

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How to Keep Your Email Subscribers Engaged

NonProfit Hub

The good news is there are some actions you can take to reduce the rate of email unsubscribes. You can easily do this by creating an Excel document or Google doc to organize your content and identify what will go to which segment of your audience, and at what time.

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What is the Youtube Nonprofit Program?

Twenti - Digital Marketing For Nonprofits

Add calls to action on appropriate videos using cards linking to dedicated landing pages related to that videos content. What is the Youtube Nonprofit Program? by Olivia Warnes.

Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Docs are like super-simple wikis, and probably the most truly collaborative aspect of a Facebook group. Docs live in a designated place within your group and are therefore not as subject to the news feed, which is more timely. Photo by Laughing Squid.

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11NTC Highlight: Collaborative Notetaking Saves Your Calendar!


Every session page also includes a direct link to the Google Doc where you can review or contribute notes in real-time (and after the session is over). We're really happy to have this added option for participants to share and take notes in the sessions they attend, a great way to help you catch all the action for the sessions you don't attend! The NTEN community is full of volunteers who go to the limits to help each other, create valueable resources, and share knowledge.

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The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture in partnership with the National Youth Media Network & with support from The National Association for Media Literacy Education Nickelodeon, AFI Docs and Lights. Why yes, it is that time again!

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Annoucing the Consumers Guide to Data Visualization Tools


How do you transform your data into charts, graphs, and maps that will help your audience understand the data and move them to take action? This report will help you understand the considerations, and walks through the software that can help - including Excel, Google Docs, DeltaGraph, SmartDraw, ManyEyes, Swivel, Google Maps, Microsoft MapPoint, and more.

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Nonprofit Engagement: Why Website Logins Matter


Think about the websites you most visit: Facebook , Google’s Gmail , Calendars and Docs , Yahoo , Netflix , NYTimes , Friendster –what, you don’t use Friendster anymore?

Thoughts from EMSA 2010


A strong call to action, worded in way that is relevant to your brand, can make all the difference in your email. Consider using a free online tool such as Google Docs and/or Google Calendar to plan when emails/communications will be sent.

DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

These goals should primarily come from the Community Map where you have two columns’ worth of goals and actions. This template, like the others, is available at that link as a public google doc that you can save and reuse.

How to Engage Everyday Instagram Influencers and Reach Millennial Donors

Connection Cafe

How are you building relationships now that will turn into donations, actions and mentions later? Start a list (say, in a spreadsheet or doc) of the Instagram micro influencers you want to track and consider reaching out when you have something great or time-sensitive to share.

Attention #NPdataNerds: Report back from the first-ever Do Good Data Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But the event also drew folks from out of state, including Splash’s Eric Stowe , Idealware’s Laura Quinn , Innovations for Poverty Action ’s Lindsay Shaughnessy, Maine Conservation Voters ’ Gianna Short, and many others. “I

Museum Work Today: All the Feels All the Time

Museum 2.0

Here are some actions that can keep us moving forward: 1. Let’s make the doc a living document to help us make informed decisions. Is there a good comprehensive google doc, growing list of museums that are closed, closing programs, etc? I’m not trying to make each week a Covid diary, but, well, it feels all-consuming. And I bet, many of you, like me, need resources, comfort, validation, and guidance.

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How To Simplify Content Promotion with the Twitter Leapfrog Method


Make it insanely actionable. Compile all of the exported Excel docs into one sheet, and delete any Twitter handles that have a reply ratio of 0 or a retweet ratio of 100. I was sent this interesting tactical article on the Junto blog.

Email: Still Not Dead!


Want to send a document to a colleague; chances are you are going to email it at some point unless everyone who you do business with is on Dropbox or Google Docs (which by the way you also need an email address to sign up for). Mark Zuckerberg is a pioneer of the social web.

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5 Apps Doing Good for the World


It’s an interesting model that blends the kind of action triggered approach to donation that HelpAttack! If your in that camp it’s likely you are using Google Drive, Google’s document collaboration tool and its replacement for Google Docs. This new dedicated app for Google Drive will allow you to edit your Google Docs offline for the first time.

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5 Apps Doing Good for the World


It’s an interesting model that blends the kind of action triggered approach to donation that HelpAttack! If your in that camp it’s likely you are using Google Drive, Google’s document collaboration tool and its replacement for Google Docs. This new dedicated app for Google Drive will allow you to edit your Google Docs offline for the first time.

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11NTC Round-Up: Your Posts, Highlights, and Take-aways


Check out notes taken by session attendees throughout the conference using Google Docs , too! Last week, as I emerged from the post-conference haze of catching up on sleep and clearing my in-box, I started reading through blog posts from attendees and speakers. Then I couldn't stop!

Reflections from #MFOM14: Email Marketing, Fundraising, and Visual Communications


Toms Aguilar , Progressive Technology Project; Yee Won Chong , Fundraising Consultant; Nadia Khastagir , Design Action Collective; and Chris Tuttle , Tuttle Communications.

Letter from Participation Camp: The Digital Divide


The unconference was about connecting government managers and staff, public engagement experts, online tool developers, and citizens to encourage shared insights, decisions, and actions in government.

Scott Hemmeter at arrowpoint found another clue when he noticed that the Appexchage packaging interface asked him if he wanted to require Google Docs be present. others have discovered buttons in Salesforce four using Google Docs and composing emails with Gmail.

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10NTC: Don't Be Afraid of Low-Tech Communication

Tech Soup Blog

Host Ian Rhett of Civic Actions was joined by his coworker Jenn Sramek and Tom Heck of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators. Ian and company had even set up a Google Doc where the audience could post their notes on the panel as it was taking place. One of the sessions at NTC I enjoyed a lot was Are You For Real?! Working With a Virtual Team.

Live Blogging: 09NTC Mapping Your Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

Qui - for clients that are larger, we set up media citation reports (like a word doc with titles and links and relevant info about the mentions and how they should respond). NWF - so we share it with people in a newsletter and then see activity in a blog - we can’t see that they really did it in their home, it is hard to measure, but we are still seeing what seems to be real actions - don’t be afraid to ask!

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I fully expect Salesforce and Google Apps to be closely integrated in the near future, and was reminded of that today when Google released a new API for Google Docs. Files in Docs and Spreadsheets (and soon Presentations) could be tagged with records, and then be discoverable via Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Salesforce-Google Small Business Offering? Salesforce-Google Small Business Offering?

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Macs at One Market? Macs at One Market? Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2008 03:54 Written by Steve Friday, 25 April 2008 03:52 A rumor is bouncing around that Corporation is thinking about switching from Dell to Apple for all their desktops. Seems a bit far-fetched to me, but not impossible.

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Technology is 90% Psychology


Even if you've managed to stave off the social media hounds in your nonprofit so far, you've seen other signs: Those twenty-something staffers who look dumbstruck when you inform them you don't know GDoc from Doc Holliday. Humanize is a call to action for leaders ready to embrace the new ways of reaching, convening, and conversing with our staff and communities so we can better go about our business: changing the world. Ownership means you don't have an excuse for not taking action.

Integration of CRM and CMS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

This is when actual code is written in the CMS (via module or customization) which calls APIs on the CRM side to perform specific actions, such as adding records, syncing records, grabbing data, etc.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It has a lot of features , but most importantly it grabs hashtags or keywords from Twitter (and Facebook) and dumps into a google doc spreadsheet with other data points. Colorado Project. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Rebecca Leaman, Guest Post: What Else Can We Talk About? 10 Years Since The Cluetrain Manifesto

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ten years ago, Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger laid out 95 principles for communicating with customers online. Money is not the driving force for most people who are involved in charitable causes for the public good and social change and community actions.

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Empowering Your Board to Fundraise: Treating Your Board Members as Major Donors


Use Google docs to share information and materials. Follow up after a meeting with any questions or actions. Barbara Talisman, Pursuant. According to BoardSource , one of the ten basic responsibilities of non-profit boards is to, “Ensure adequate resources. One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.” Yet this seems to be one of biggest challenges facing Board members and their organizations.

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Maybe mail merge to Google Doc? Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Salesforce makes it easier to code to Google Apps Salesforce makes it easier to code to Google Apps Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2008 08:09 Written by Steve Sunday, 22 June 2008 09:59 Check out this new beefy section on the Salesforce site using the Toolkit for Google Apps.

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The Best Productivity Tools (Part 2): Favorites Revealed

Tech Soup Blog

InVision and Marvel are prototyping tools in which you can have many people contribute and leave comments, like Google Docs for design. And check out Google Data Studio while you're at it — there are tons of useful tools in there, as used by Action for Children.

Information Coping Skills - How Information Overloaded Are You? Take This Quiz

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Do you have email messages sitting in your inbox more than 6 months old that are "pending" further action or unread? Is your email, google docs or hard drive filled with "virtual piles" of information or ???drafts??? I'm speaking at BlogHer Boston on Saturday.

111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Additionally, the app serves as hub to all other Google Apps, such as Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Reader, Voice, Maps, etc. A technology in its infancy, in the future soundwaves could be used by nonprofits to encourage groups of people to take action or make a donation.

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NpTech Tag Summary: Face-to-Face or Mediated Experience, Open Source Software Communities, and Blog Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Blog Days, Blog Actions, and GTD for Blogs Perhaps inspired by Blog Day and Blog Carnivals , lately, I've been seeing coordinated "blog action" projects crop up in and around the nptech space.

Pro-Tibet Non-Profit Under Cyber-Attack | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Unfortunately, the Washington Post writer didn’t have enough specifics for us techies to take action on the problems there. As a control connection is maintained to a server under control of the attackers, they are able to submit specific commands to undertake a specific action on the machine. [1] doc 2008_beijing_olympic_games__b_.doc doc Both files taken together exploit a vulnerability in the JetDB4 engine and drop to disk sysqaz.exe.

I think my dream app would be something that lets me create a quote by doing a mailmerge or conga mailmerge of products into a word doc template and finally convert that into a pdf and attach it to an email in the mail client (or in salesforce using one of my email templates).