What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Amazon Alexa

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Amazon Alexa is the digital assistant software that empowers Amazon’s smart speaker series, the Amazon Echo. As Microsoft’s Windows 10 is the software (operating system) that empowers the PC , Amazon Alexa is the software (operating system) that empowers Amazon Echo smart speakers. Most than just a digital assistant, Amazon Alexa is evolving into software that empowers and proliferates the Internet of Things.

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Hey Siri tell Congress Save the Polar Bears : When will Siri, Alexa and Cortana get into politics?

Network-Centric Advocacy

Siri, Cortana and Alexa can read email, book hotels, tell political jokes and manage your lights (seriously they can just ask them). What does Congress do with petitions from Alexa, Cortana or Siri when they feel like people don't even have the time and interest to read or fill in the basic elements of an action alerts? How long before they can fill out requests to sign petitions automatically once commanded?

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Hey Siri tell Congress Save the Polar Bears : When will Siri, Alexa and Cortana get into politics?

Network-Centric Advocacy

Siri, Cortana and Alexa can read email, book hotels, tell political jokes and manage your lights (seriously they can just ask them). What does Congress do with petitions from Alexa, Cortana or Siri when they feel like people don't even have the time and interest to read or fill in the basic elements of an action alerts? How long before they can fill out requests to sign petitions automatically once commanded?

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How to create a REST request for Alexa Web Information Services in Ruby | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Current Projects , Programming How to create a REST request for Alexa Web Information Services in Ruby 04.09.06 | 31 No Comments [link] How+to+create+a+REST+request+for+Alexa+Web+Information+Services+in+Ruby 2006-04-10+04%3A52%3A36 Allan+Benamer Hi all, I’ve been busy creating the beginnings of my super-duper Real-Time Popularity Engine and instead of doing it in PHP (seems like the OSS version of vbscript – hehe), I decided to do it in Ruby on Rails.

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Insiders Guide to Video and YouTube for Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

60) Search « Three Tips: How to Harness the Power of Video for Nonprofits | Main | Nonprofit CRM Trends Plus How to Choose an eCRM » Monday Jul 14 2008 Insiders Guide to Video and YouTube for Nonprofits Monday, July 14, 2008 at 10:48AM | by Hatef Yamini YouTube is one of the most popular sites on the Internet, reaching about 20% of Internet traffic daily according to Alexa rankings.

Google Trends and OSS CMS Trends | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) OSS , Web CMS Google Trends and OSS CMS Trends 05.13.06 | 49 2 Comments [link] Google+Trends+and+OSS+CMS+Trends 2006-05-13+19%3A39%3A27 Allan+Benamer So Google’s version of Alexa’s tracking software is now out.

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Quick Favor Please! Take the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Survey

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This year’s questions delve into how donors prefer to give to their favorite causes and will reveal the impact of social media, emerging trends (such as cryptocurrency, Amazon Alexa, gaming for good), and the role of crowdfunding, peer-to-peer fundraising, #GivingTuesday, and volunteerism in individual giving worldwide. The 2020 Global Trends in Giving Survey is now live and available in seven languages!

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Hearing an Echo in the Voice AI Wilderness

SocialFish

If you aren’t aware (and I doubt anyone reading this isn’t), Amazon Echo is a smart speaker that uses “Alexa,” which works as a sort of personal assistant. You can wake up the device with your voice by saying, “Alexa” (or “Echo,” “Amazon,” or “Computer”) and then adding your command or request. Amazon’s regular “What’s new with Alexa?” But then I’ll run into a new limitation and remind myself that if I keep an eye out for the next, “What’s the latest with Alexa?”

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How to avoid being solely an ATM machine on the nonprofit board on which you serve

BoardAssist

Example: Alexa joined a board where she was asked to commit “something personally significant.” Alexa was the only member of the board who earned more than $60,000 a year. At the end of the year when the budget gap was roughly $100,000, the rest of the board wanted Alexa to make up the difference. The rest of the board were generating about $3,000 each and thought that at a minimum Alexa should generate $50,000, or 5% of her income.

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Pinterest is Great….but not for Every Business

SocialFish

According to Alexa , 54-70% of Pinterest users are female. But you don’t even need Alexa to tell you that; just go check out Pinterest if you haven’t already. I started using Pinterest a few months ago and fell in love. To me, Pinterest is like flipping through the pages of a magazine filled with images of the things I like best: home decor. Blythe. Awesome outfits. Cute baby animals. And, I admit, even some recipes…even though I am NOT a cook.

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8 Must-Have Integrations for Your Nonprofit CRM

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This year’s questions delve into how donors prefer to give to their favorite causes and will reveal the impact of social media, emerging trends (such as cryptocurrency, Amazon Alexa, gaming for good), and the role of crowdfunding, peer-to-peer fundraising, #GivingTuesday, and volunteerism in individual giving worldwide. By Erin Booker , Head of Content at Funraise , a fundraising platform built for fundraisers by fundraisers with 20+ third-party integrations.

AI for Fundraising Today: Voice Activated Fundraising & Chat Bots for Giving

Beth Kanter

” Think Alexa, Facebook Messenger Bots and other Chat Bots, etc. This past spring, Red Nose Day, incorporated voiced activated giving into its strategy, although it is unclear exactly how many donors made contributions via Alexa compared to other channels. This summer Communities in Schools is using Alexa to encourage donors to donate a backpack full of school supplies to students in need. Source: AI for Lawyers (Click image for larger version).

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The Fundraising Trends of 2019 You Don’t Want to Miss

NonProfit Hub

In 2019, emerging tools such as Alexa have made this possible. If you’re looking for ways to boost your 2019 fundraising efforts for your nonprofit organization, you’re in the right place. There’s no better way to do so than by knowing the trends within your niche. Understanding what’s happening around you helps you to think ahead, learn people’s behaviors, and seize the opportunities available. Here are 7 essential fundraising trends that you shouldn’t miss in 2019.

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Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

While it may not have been perfect, Clippy should be considered the grandfather of Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Amazon’s Alexa. In the movies, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence usually leads to robotic cyborgs going haywire, machines that threaten humanity, or a choice between a red or blue pill. The plotline almost always assumes the worst will happen. Thankfully, these aren’t the droids you’re looking for.

How can nonprofits embrace technology to achieve social impact?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Alexa Schnoor Fall 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Alexa Schnoor is a graduate of the Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management program at Arizona State University. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. New technology is consistently emerging and transforming how we interact with the world.

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Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk

SocialFish

According to the latest figures from DDoS protection firm Incapsula, 8.49% of all Alexa top 25,000 websites were potentially exploitable in terms of pingback DDoS attacks. WordPress remains a popular content management system for many people, owing to both its ease of use and the fact that it doesn’t cost anything. However, a number of potential security flaws have been documented within the system during the last couple of years. (We’re

Your Weekly OTT, Secure Messaging & Healthcare News

Mobile Commons

Amazon’s Alexa now lets you order a ride from Lyft – another big integration for Amazon! This week, we had so much news to share we’re breaking it into multiple posts! Apple Developer Conference: A More Open Siri, and Other Upgrades – Lots of messaging updates pertaining to iMessage and Siri… including opening both up both to third party developers. Big news! 78% of Consumers Believe SMS is Fastest Way to Reach Them – a great stat here!

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The Top 5 Fundraising Trends in 2020

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As technology continues to evolve—think things like “Alexa, make a donation,” and the advent of driverless cars and essentially a “second living room”—we’ll only see more opportunities and integrations crop up that allow nonprofits to interact with consumers through platforms like Uber, Venmo, Shopify, and Twitch.

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10 Fun and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Alexa Top Sites : This website illuminates what sites are the most popular in the world today. Over the years I have stumbled across countless Internet gems, but the 10 below are those that I regularly and repeatedly return to. These resources are invaluable when looking for quality content to utilize and share on social media sites. If you have any favorites that you would like to share, please add them in a comment below. Thanks.

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Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

Connection Cafe

Devices like Alexa have changed the way people shop. As an educational consultant, I offer nonprofits instruction on best practices around their technology. I often get asked questions about how a nonprofit’s website should look and behave and what benchmarking or evaluation tips I might have. And while I’m usually able to offer some general guidance, nonprofit website design best practices have never been my area of expertise. To get a better understanding, I turned to the experts.

5 Ways Tech Can Be Useful in Retirement

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you have an Alexa or Google Home, you can turn all of your lights on and off by speaking to your home assistant. In the digital age, more older Americans are hopping on the technology bandwagon. Technology has reshaped the way we live and, in many cases, has made our lives easier. The same is true for retirement. .

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The Six Dimensions of a Successful Nonprofit Board

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Alexa Vale Graduate Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Alexa graduated with a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management from ASU in December 2016 Governing boards are the backbone of many nonprofit organizations. When a board is effectively fulfilling its responsibilities, an organization will be more efficient and more successful.

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Expect the punch in the face as part of your strategy development.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Artificial intelligent agents like Siri, Alexa and Cortana lowering clictivism to AI proxy work. . In many context, it is always a struggle to find partners that want to invest in creating adaptive process and infrastructure. In times of uncertainty, we are often attracted to the "silver bullet" rather than the negotiated settlement.

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Add Your Cause-Related Blog to the List of Change

Have Fun - Do Good

Each blog's ranking is established by statistics: Technorati ranking, Technorati inbound blog links, Bloglines subscriptions, Alexa rank, Google pagerank, and Yahoo! Livingston Communications has launched a new ranked list of cause-related blogs called List of Change. If you are using your blog for social impact, you can submit your site to be included on the List by filling out this form.

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AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

It powers Alexa’s speech recognition, Waymo’s self-driving cars, Google’s on-the-fly translations, and more. Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society. We are tracking reports, articles, and new items about AI and Social Good. Here’s this month’s roundup.

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Expect the punch in the face as part of your strategy development.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Artificial intelligent agents like Siri, Alexa and Cortana lowering clictivism to AI proxy work. . In many context, it is always a struggle to find partners that want to invest in creating adaptive process and infrastructure. In times of uncertainty, we are often attracted to the "silver bullet" rather than the negotiated settlement.

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How to Utilise SEO for Apps

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

This first rolled out to Android, so is definitely something Alexa developers took advantage of. The technology that your business pushes out into the world can be extremely valuable. But, typically, only if you know how to really utilise this technology from a marketing point of view. Your app is no different. With that in mind, here are some ideas for how you can utilise SEO when it comes to marketing your brand new app. Choose a Keyword-Rich App Name.

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Earned Links Vs. Exchanged Links

John Haydon

It has an Alexa rank of 62,214 which is in the top 0.2 % of all websites. Yesterday I received an email from Kelly offering to exchange links with this blog. “I just took a look at your website Johnhaydon and I find it quite relevant with my partner’s website, so I’m really interested in knowing if you would agree on placing a simple link to it. In exchange,I could offer you a link here…&#.

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My Gadget Fix of the Week: WooRank Website Analysis Tool

Connection Cafe

For example, the Alexa and Compete ranks being ‘high impact’, but there are no descriptions as to why or how.) Author: Ken Cantu. I’m a sucker for new web tools and gadgets and luckily I am surrounded by, and work for, many folks afflicted by the same condition. Last week I saw a TechCrunch article about an SEO analysis tool that went BETA on January 20th called WooRank which has become a quick favorite.

AI with a Social Impact: The Top 5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Explore Chatbots

Tech Soup Blog

From self-driving vehicles to Alexa, our lives are slowly transforming as a result of constantly changing and improving AI. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new tech craze, and everyone wants in. Although AI may seem foreign to the nonprofit world, many nonprofits including Raheem.ai, UNICEF, and charity: water are taking advantage of AI in the form of chatbots.

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PBS Development Presentation (Draft)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The chat above is from Alexa and is shows the growth of page views for facebook versus myspace over the past three years. I'm headed out to Palm Springs for PBS Development 2007. Another attempt at the Meet Jane style. Also, the first time I've done a story created out of Twitter Tweets. You can't really see it unless you hear the narrative and animation. I'll try to do a voice over at some point.

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Mobile, Voice-Operated Everything, and Security, Oh My! Top Nonprofit Tech for 2016

Tech Soup Blog

We're also starting to talk to our houses with voice-activated smart home devices like Amazon Alexa –powered voice-controlled speakers, the Echo and Echo Dot. Here's our look at the most interesting and fun things that happened in nonprofit technology this year. For more #nptech news, check out part 1 of this blog series. Mobile. This was the year that Slack became a thing in our offices — it certainly did at TechSoup.

Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley

Beth Kanter

These are some of the questions that Alexa Cortes Culwell and I set out to answer in our new report, The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy. Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley. Guest Post By Heather McLeod Grant. Why are Silicon Valley community-based nonprofits struggling to meet demand, and having a hard time maintaining their organizational health? Why aren’t more local philanthropists directing their dollars toward these organizations?

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AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

This will be help voice assistants like Alexa improve as well as software that automatically analyzes documents inside law firms and others organizations. Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits with an eye towards our next book. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on the age of automation and it implications for civil society.

22 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Alexa Top Sites :: alexa.com/topsites. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. So much so that many nonprofit professionals are overwhelmed by the all choices – and as the Mobile Web and related start-ups continue to grow, prepare to be mind-boggled by all the new technology options available to your nonprofit in coming years.

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6 Ways to Use the Web to Find a Nonprofit Job

Have Fun - Do Good

Twitter According to the Wall Street Journal article, Twitter Yourself a Job , Alexa Scordato sent out a message to her Twitter followers saying that she was looking for an entry level social media job in Boston. Yikes! One of today's New York Times' headlines is, Economy Shed 598,000 Jobs in January. If you're one of the folks looking for a job with a nonprofit right now, here are some ways to use the web to help with your search.

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33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Alexa Top Sites :: alexa.com/topsites. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. So much so that many nonprofit professionals are overwhelmed by the all choices – and as the Mobile Web and related start-ups continue to grow, prepare to be mind-boggled by all the new technology options available to your nonprofit in coming years. 2dCode :: 2d-code.co.uk. co.uk.

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The Nonprofits That Rule Social Media & The Web

ASU Lodestar Center

for web; Alexa Rank , Compete Visitors , Google PageRank and for social media; Facebook Likes and Twitter Followers and lastly Charity Navigator’s 4 star rating scale). posted by Craig Van Korlaar , Consultant and Project Manager. Create Etc. A while back, you might remember seeing a beautiful infographic about the social media practices of the top 50 nonprofits. When I first came across it, I was really excited.

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GivingTuesday 2018 Scales Generosity and Kindness to New Highs

Beth Kanter

Amazon has made it easier for consumers to give presents to children in need by simply saying, “ Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots. Alexa will then recommend a gift from Toys for Tots’ curated list and after the order is confirmed, Amazon will match each donation toy for toy. The results for this week’s GivingTuesday 2018 have been reported.

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OSS CMS Beauty Contest | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

alexa website statistics by alexaholic Confessions I fully expected Joomla and Mambo to do well in this battle but I didn’t know Drupal was so hot! 2) Alexa traffic is a little misleading in that Zope/Plone may be very healthy commuinties primarily composed of vendors… and hence the lower traffic rating. Alexa will NOT give the full story. However, I think Alexa gives IT directors a clue as to what’s important out there.

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What do web stats mean, anyway?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

You can “withhold&# web site stats but Compete, Alexa, GetClicky and a host of other sites will not let you do so. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What do web stats mean, anyway?

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50 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Alexa Top Sites :: alexa.com/topsites. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Many nonprofit professionals are overwhelmed by the all choices – and as the Mobile Web and related start-ups continue to grow, prepare to be mind-boggled by all the new technology options available to your nonprofit in coming years. That said, to be alerted of new resources for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » How many site visitors do you have? Or is that the wrong question?

See What's Out There

There is an even bigger problem for companies such as comScore , Nielson/NetRatings and Alexa that are trying to tell us how many people went to a site when they don’t even have access to the server logs.

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