Tips for Adopting a Trust-Based Philanthropy Approach

sgEngage

In fact, 800 foundations signed a pledge to adopt more trust-based practices in order to move money more quickly and with fewer restrictions. The post Tips for Adopting a Trust-Based Philanthropy Approach first appeared on npENGAGE.

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Guaranteeing Successful New Technology Adoption

NTEN

Change Management Leadership measuring impact technology adoption Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk. Community TechKnowledge, Inc. Choosing a new technology for your organization should be a comprehensive solution, not a deferred headache. So, you’ve decided to move to a technology-based solution that enables your staff and volunteers to reach the next level of excellence in nonprofit service delivery and management. Congratulations!

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12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, below is a list of early adopters using the new.NGO and.ONG domains. Unlike the.ORG domain which can be registered by any individual or brand (but mostly registered by nonprofits and socially conscious for-profits), the new.NGO and.ONG domains can only be registered by nonprofits, charities, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and ONGs (non-governmental organizations in a romance-based language ). Think about that for a second or two.

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Eartly Adoption: Not Just For Tech?

Amy Sample Ward

There is a great post from Louis Gray that I’ve been thinking about lately with an interesting view of 5 Major Stages of early adopter behavior. The Five Stages of Early Adopter Behavior include: Discovery, QA and Spreading the Word. Do you think these Five Stages of Early Adopter Beahvior of social technology can be applied to social change adoption? Tags: community socialchange early adoption innovation social change social entrepreneurs social media

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Digital Adoption Survey: A New Research Project from NTEN and Mobile Citizen

NTEN

But to get this information, we need your help: >> Share your experience: Take the Digital Adoption Survey today! digital adoption digital inclusion Leadership Mobile Citizen nten research How is the Internet making it possible for your organization to meet its mission?

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Adopting The Cloud? Here’s What You Need To Know

TechImpact

The post Adopting The Cloud? If there’s been a more talked about subject than cloud computing in the nonprofit tech world in the last 2 years, we here at Tech Impact sure haven’t heard about it. Cloud computing services have been on the tip of every nonprofit leaders’ and IT team members’ tongue for some time, and it’s not likely […]. Here’s What You Need To Know appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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Adoption Is Integral to Your Tech Project Success: Highlights from #15NTCtechadopt

NTEN

Learn these tried-and-true methods to plan for successful user adoption and, ultimately, a culture that embraces technology at your organization. Unfortunately, without careful attention to system adoption, your solution can be doomed to sit unused, even if its functionality is wonderful! The good news: there are tried-and-true methods to plan for successful user adoption and, ultimately, a culture that embraces technology at your organization. Tucker MacLean.

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Pheed and Sulia: Two New Social Networks for the Nonprofit Early Adopters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits that have the capacity to be early adopters have learned that early adoption in and of itself is a wise social media strategy. Followers tend to grow the fastest during the early adoption phase and being one of the first nonprofits to have a presence on a new social network tends to solidify their popularity on the social network over time.

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What 300 Enterprise Clients Taught Us About Sales Skill Adoption

SalesforLife

After many client engagements around the globe, we found several key factors that drive behavior change and adoption. Every year we analyze our client performance data to determine any new trends or derive patterns that accurately predict how successfully a program will aid in behavior change. Here are the top five: Sales Training

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More Arcs adopting Social Media

NCE Social Media

Here is a list of chapters that I’ve come across today that are using Twitter. These are in addition to the Arc Hamilton and The Albany Arc , which I have mentioned previously. The Arc of the US @TheArcUS. The Arc of Dallas @arcdallas. The Arc of Minnesota @TheARCofMN. The Arc of Monroe @ArcofMonroe. The Arc Solano @TheArcSolano. AHRC New York City @AHRCNYC. The Arc of Montgomery County @arcmcmd. The Arc of Montgomery County Junior Volunteer Program @arcmcvolunteers.

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Daily DoGooder: Adoption: The Hamster

See3

Change the world, one video at a time.Adoption: The Hamster | 0:31 Adopt Us Kids To mark National Adoption Month we are highlighting The Adoption Campaign, which aims to significantly increase the awareness of the urgent need for parents to provide loving, permanent homes for children and teens in foster care.

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How to Convince Leadership to Adopt New Technology

NonProfit Hub

Here are some tips on how to convince leadership that adopting or buying new technology is a worthwhile investment. The post How to Convince Leadership to Adopt New Technology appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Nonprofits, like all other successful organizations, need to keep up with the tools of the times. It’s important that your board of directors understands the importance of new technology in letting your organization run like a well-oiled machine.

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Wikipatterns: Adoption and Anti-Adoption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He describes it as: This was quite an exciting discovery, a group of people trying to put together a pattern language about wiki adoption. We shall see There are patterns and anti-patterns and organized by individual behavior (people patterns) and group behavior (adoption patterns). Adoption Lunch Menu. Anti Adoption All Wiki All The Time. This resource, along with Andy Roberts work, are invaluable resources in planning a project that involves wiki adoption

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How To Foster User Adoption In Your New Learning Management System?

Gyrus

How To Foster User Adoption In Your New Learning Management System? One of the easiest and strongest components of User adoption is making your users feel as if they have a say in what is to be selected. By knowing the cool features you are getting (especially the ones that exceed the original scope of requirements), you can act as an internal sales figure for increased product adoption.

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Broadband Adoption in Chile

Tech Soup Blog

The study, called the Broadband Barometer and focusing on broadband technology adoption in Latin America, shows that low-and-medium-income groups have not adopted as quickly as the higher socio-economic segment of the population. This post was written by Carmina Sicangco, partner-management specialist at TechSoup Global. Cisco released the results of a study last week , reporting that growth in Chile's broadband penetration has dropped from 45 percent in 2006 to 10.5

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3 Tips To Get Your Nonprofit’s Staff To Adopt Your New CRM

TechImpact

The post 3 Tips To Get Your Nonprofit’s Staff To Adopt Your New CRM appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Jasbedi. It can feel liberating to migrate over scores of client, donor, and constituent information from Excel spreadsheets, or pen and paper to a robust CRM system like VolunteerConnect. And it can feel equally as terrifying to realize that you now have to implement this fancy new piece of technology into your day-to-day activity.

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10 Technology Adoption And Success Stats From Nonprofits

TechImpact

Check out these other compelling statistics: Over 75% of the leading nonprofits are engaged in tech planning and adoption. Inversely, over 50% of struggling nonprofits are not engaged in tech planning and adoption (YIKES!). Struggling nonprofits have an average tech training budget of $640, and low adoption levels. and high adoption levels. Did you know that small nonprofits have an average 1.26 IT staff members , and that larger nonprofits average 8.56 ? Believe it.

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3 Principles Fundraisers Should Adopt from Service Providers

Connection Cafe

Fundraisers may find additional success by adopting the following professional service principles. Fundraisers can adopt the above tips, among others, and everybody can build lasting, authentic, and mutually beneficial connections with their respective customers. I left private legal practice for nonprofit fundraising to get away from the less relational aspects of the service provider-client relationship.

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Demystifying Nonprofit IT Adoption and Innovation

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft released a new paper, Demystifying IT Adoption and Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector (PDF). The new paper offers a simple framework to help nonprofit leaders develop their own vision and plan for adopting these IT innovations. Purposeful IT planning, grounded in an organization's miss ion and goals, is crucial to ensuring that a nonprofit can adopt the most appropriate IT solutions and realize the greatest social return on its IT investments.

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A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Tech Adoption Levels

NTEN

If you've been keeping up with this blog series about applications of our annual Nonprofit Tech Staffing & Investments research, you've noticed that we refer to "Tech Adoption" when gauging the impact of staffing levels or investments on an organization. In this article, we're taking a closer look at what we mean by "Tech Adoption". What is Tech Adoption? "We What Do the Results Tell Us About Tech Adoption at Nonprofits? “We

Wiki Adoption in Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I contributed my two cents about wiki adoption off the top of my head and Rob did a great summary of my advice and also from others -- so I'm posting here for the next time I want to think about wiki adoption. An interesting examination of the " ten best wiki communities " More general tips and a case study of wiki adoptionI love the slideshow from the good folks from Atlassian Software www.atlassian.com. It gives me another opportunity to thank Jeffrey S.

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Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking? Why or Why Not?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What we’re witnessing with the hype and geek love swirling around Google+ follows a well established pattern identified by Gartner analysts called “ hype cycles.&# It begins with a technology trigger, followed by the peak of inflated expectations and punditry. And, of course, all the funny comics showing the demise of Twitter and Facebook anything else that stands in Google + way to getting more adoption or increasing it stock value.

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Structural Poverty and the Non-Adoption Tax

Tech Soup Blog

This post originally appeared at TechSoup for Libraries. I recently spoke with Alice Loy, co-founder of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. GCCE and the New Mexico State Library are partners in Fast-Forward New Mexico (FFNM), a BTOP-funded project. Among other things, the project provides for 64 hours of free Internet training in 17 libraries around the state.

GUIDE: How To Adopt A Customer-Centric Approach In Your Pro Bono Technology Project

Global Giving

The post GUIDE: How To Adopt A Customer-Centric Approach In Your Pro Bono Technology Project appeared first on Learn - GlobalGiving. Overview. Technology has the power to unlock new possibilities for people and for the planet. But not everyone is benefiting equally.

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Guaranteeing Successful New Technology Adoption | NTEN

AFP Blog

Guaranteeing Successful New Technology Adoption | NTEN : "So, you’ve decided to move to a technology-based solution that enables your staff and volunteers to reach the next level of excellence in nonprofit service delivery and management. Congratulations!

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A Tale of Two Nonprofit and Social Media Adoption Surveys

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The results of two new research studies about nonprofits and adoption of social media were released this week. The results of two new research studies about nonprofits and adoption of social media were released this week. Social Impact Nonprofit Social Media Survey View more presentations from Weber Shandwick Social Impact. One focuses on telling nonprofits not to bother with social media, the other provides some strategic ways to move forward.

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Nonprofits That Adopt Social Media Share One Characteristic: Vertigo Tolerance

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Sifter Last week, I had a fantastic conversation with the folks at EDF Innovation Exchange about transparency and social media adoption. Photo by Sifter Last week, I had a fantastic conversation with the folks at EDF Innovation Exchange about transparency and social media adoption. Specifically around the question, "What it is in the culture of organizations that are able to make the shift that is different from organizations that cannot?"

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The Culture of Technology Adoption

NTEN

Flicker photo: oddsock Ami Dar, founder of Idealist , sure has an interesting view of what it means to be a technology leader in your organization: laziness. That's right: he's a tech couch potato! He contends that part of why the technology of Idealist.org works so well is because he's so hands-off. It's hard to argue with him, since he has created one of the biggest web sites in the nonprofit space.

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Value, Ease of Use, and Social Use: Adoption Readiness in Nutshell

Connection Cafe

Unfortunately, this is … Technology Adoption Readiness Change Management Ease of Use Human Factors Social Use TAM Technology Acceptance Model ValueWhat’s the point of technology if no one uses it?

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The Interpretive Dance of Social Media Adoption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I started thinking about interpreted dance and social media adoption challenges after listening to Stowe Boyd's interview with Dion Hinchcliffe about Open Enterprise. (Dion is one of my favorite visual thinkers , well after David Armano ) Interpreted dance, is when a dancer (or dancers) often improvising (though sometimes it is choreographed) a dance to another medium. Technology adoption is part choreographed, part improvisation.

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Web2.0 Adoption from Business Perspective

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Carr reports that some hard data is coming out this week on the adoption of Web 2.0 Fully 89% of the CIOs said they had adopted at least one of six prominent Web 2.0 Although Forrester didn't break out adoption rates by tool, it did say that CIOs saw relatively high business value in RSS, wikis, and tagging and relatively low value in social networking and blogging. adoption, and the results are quite different. technologies but much less widespread adoption.

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Fundraising Success Story: Couple Raises Money to Adopt a Child with Teespring

Tech Soup Blog

Teespring is excited to announce a successful adoption campaign! The money will aid them in the lengthy and expensive child adoption process. ” Teespring is thrilled our platform helped a couple ease the financial burdens of adopting a child. This post was authored by Sean Pennino, a jack of all trades at Teespring. Since mid-March, Chris and Shelley Russell have raised $1,810 by selling custom t-shirts online.

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Adopt the Sky: Another Flash Advocacy Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's another flash site that allows you to "adopt the sky" while signing a petition. To raise awareness and encourage action, they've launched a project with Earthjustice called Adopt the Sky ([link] This site offers everyone a chance to make their voice heard. adopt??? So far, more than 40,000 square miles of sky have been adopted. I adopted square mile 42,985

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Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

Beth Kanter

Adoption Strategy for social software

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

via ext337 I found a link to an interesting article entitled " An Adoption Strategy For Social Software." Nothing groundbreaking, but good advice based on change management literature related to introducing new technologies tools. While the technology tools may have changed over the past twenty yers, these points are applicable to introducing any technology within an organization or school. For that matter, are also applicable to introducing any change in an organization or culture

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PBS ShowCase Presentation: Social Media Adoption Challenges

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This got me thinking about the adoption challenges faced by nonprofits in embracing these new tools. However, based on observing nonprofits that have been effective - there are definitely some patterns of success for social media adoption. I'm looking for the best of the best blog posts or articles about social media adoption challenges and successes. | View | Upload your own. As you read this, I'm on my way to Palm Springs to do a presentation at the PBS Showcase Conference.

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How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth Kanter

Don’t let the discomfort of the learning curve for new technology tools get in the way of adopting social media or mobile tools as a personal and organizational leadership tool for your organization. Ask them what the challenges were to adoption and now that they’ve had have some time to make it a habit, whether or not there were any benefits and more importantly what their social media routine is.

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

NTEN

The funds from Google will be used to develop and distribute NTEN:Change, a free quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders, and to develop case studies, research, and curricula on cloud adoption and data use over the next two years. Teaser: We are all very excited to announce today that NTEN has received a $1.15 million grant from the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation. This is the first grant NTEN has received from Google.

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

NTEN

The funds from Google will be used to develop and distribute NTEN:Change, a free quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders, and to develop case studies, research, and curricula on cloud adoption and data use over the next two years. We are all very excited to announce today that NTEN has received a $1.15 million grant from the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation. This is the first grant NTEN has received from Google.

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The Other Side of Network Success. Culture of Adoption

Network-Centric Advocacy

The readiness of society to adopt innovation. But the second concept, that the "readiness of the society to adopt innovation" is a large driver of the power of influentials, is something worth thinking more about. This begs the idea of what activities can you do consistently to enhance your networks willingness to adopt innovation. I just read an interesting paper called measuring user influence in Twitter: The Million Follower Fallacy (ill find the link.(Miyung

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More Nonprofits Adopting Convio’s Common Ground

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Convio crows about the quick adoption of Common Ground today : AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 15, 2009) — . While Convio was a little late to the SaaS/open API party, Convio has got a good shot at even more adoption this year as long as they can provide a clear path for people to adopt it given their current circumstances. Convio, Inc. today announced the signing of more than 30 new clients for Common Ground™ since it became generally available in late September of 2008.

Sustainable Broadband Adoption: Are ISPs the Missing Link?

Tech Soup Blog

Originally published at TechSoup for Libraries. As Sarah mentioned a few weeks ago , TechSoup is currently working on a project funded by the Surdna Foundation to survey the landscape of BTOP -funded public computing initiatives and compile resources, lessons learned, and best practices. It's been fascinating to chat with people about their projects and learn about recent successes and challenges in the world of public access computing.

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Second Wave Adoption from Nancy White!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Second Wave Adoption The slide show comes from Nancy White (I've had slide share on my list. "I have been thinking about six practices around tool adoption. She starts off with a post that summarizes what she and her colleagues have been writing about as it relates to " Second Wave Adoption " and online collaboration. and thanks for showing it off.) They are sort of embedded in this slide show, but I don't think they are clear enough yet.

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