The Struggle for Book Access: Amazon (Blog Post #2)

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But, we just saw Amazon fold when the Authors Guild pushed them to turn off the voice of these books: Amazon to flip on Kindle. We have an action by Amazon that sets back years of work to make ebooks accessible. Print-disabled people of the world shouldn't be surprised that Amazon isn't going out of its way to help them. Amazon is a business, and is very focused on doing business on behalf of its shareholders. Amazon is the company that built Target's website.

The Amazon Kindle | Beaconfire Wire

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Once you’ve purchased the Kindle, all newer books (including New York Times best sellers) are 10 bucks, with all of the classics you need for your English class at just 99 cents. Personally, I like the idea, but plan on waiting for either the next generation or for someone to outdo Amazon. Blogs start at 99 cents per month (which is low, but will add up if you subscribe to all of the things you normally read,) and New York Times, for example, is $14 per month.

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Newly Released With “Look Inside!” Functionality! Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

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For those new to e-books, it’s also worth noting that Amazon offers a suite of free Kindle Apps that allow you to download the book in digital format to most smartphones or tablets, or as a.PDF to a PC or Mac. 9/29: New York, NY. Proceeds benefit Amazon CARES.

How non-profits become experts at Social Branding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This takes time and new competencies but the rewards are waiting for those that tap into the scale made possible by these new, relatively inexpensive tools. Failure: Failure implies a willingness to learn new things and to risk mistakes.

Kickass Government Job! Be the Webmaster for the NYC Campaign Finance Board | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

job%3F 2008-06-09+01%3A21%3A02 Allan+Benamer Ok, very rarely do I do consulting jobs and I decided a couple of weeks ago to do some part-time consulting for the New York City Campaign Finance Board. Imagine applying all that neat stuff at Netsquared or when Beth talks about social media to New York City politics. This is your chance to join the new wave of public-service techies who are making public sector websites relevant to the next generation!

Have you written your Humanize review yet?

SocialFish

There are many good reviews on Amazon already, but here are some of our favorite blog reviews: Danny Brown, Director of Retention and Social Media at Jugnoo, Inc. ” John Stepper , Managing Director, Deutsche Bank, New York City, NY.

Cause Camp 2017 Speaker Lineup Announcement

NonProfit Hub

This ongoing study has been cited in hundreds of publications, including Forbes, TIME, Fast Company, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Tyler Riewer is the Brand Content Lead at charity: water in New York City.

Google Voice: A New Tool For Nonprofits But Not So Great for Community Voicemail

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In the past, I was responsible for handling the technical side of Community Voicemail for New York City. When it was bought out by Google, Grandcentral unfortunately stopped giving out new accounts. In 2006, the writing was on the wall and I counseled the Coalition to shut down the New York CVM service and we did. Tags: Amazon EC2 Amazon S3 Google Strategy Telephony Community Voicemail CVM Google Voice Grandcentral

Google Voice: A New Tool For Nonprofits But Not So Great for Community Voicemail

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In the past, I was responsible for handling the technical side of Community Voicemail for New York City. When it was bought out by Google, Grandcentral unfortunately stopped giving out new accounts. In 2006, the writing was on the wall and I counseled the Coalition to shut down the New York CVM service and we did. Tags: Community Voicemail CVM Telephony Amazon S3 Amazon EC2 Google Google Voice Grandcentral Strategy

Social Media for Social Good Book Tour Raises $17,130 for Partner Nonprofits

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Proceeds benefited Amazon CARES. 9/29: New York, NY.

Speaking your Members’ and Customers’ Language: Six Gaps that might be Dooming Associations to Irrelevance

SocialFish

In my research and experience the formula goes something like this: more programs, products, new gadgets, marketing hype etc.; In 2013 Could Be the Year eBay Takes on Amazon for Real , Wohlson traces eBay’s amazing recent rise, in part, to the increased use of mobile applications.

News by the Spoonful: TechSoup's 2015 Tech Predictions

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The New York Times also recently came out with an article on Reinventing the Internet to Make It Safer. The sharing or peer-to-peer economy is a relatively new Internet trend that arose out of the Great Recession. " An example is an Uber and Goodwill partnership in New York.

The Future of the Nonprofit Office: Working from Home v2.0

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Look for Amazon, Rackspace, Google, and Microsoft to continue spending a lot of time and effort in this area, liberating us from our hardware prisons. . The new realm of net-enabled personal communications devices will cut down on the need for many employees to have an expensive-to-maintain PC or laptop. Here are a few examples: The " FaceTime " feature of the new iPhone 4.0 By Grant Howe, VP Research and Development, Nonprofit Solutions, Sage Business Solutions.

I am writing a book about social media for nonprofits!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It will be published by McGraw-Hill in New York City and is scheduled to hit bookstores, Amazon and e-readers in Fall 2011. That’s right! I am writing a book about social media for nonprofits.

NRDC Research Study: Is Your Server Room Being Overlooked?

Tech Soup Blog

Headquartered in New York City, NRDC is an environmental nonprofit membership organization with 1.3 You may have heard about the Googles and Amazons of the world striving to make their enormous datacenters more energy efficient. The Natural Resources Defense Council is conducting a survey to determine whether efficient server technologies (for example, virtualization) have penetrated the small server room market.

Jocelyn Harmon: People, Words, Technology & Truth: How I Have Fun, Do Good

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Jocelyn has a bachelor's degree in literature from New York University and a master’s degree in sociology from University of Washington. Another big treat is for me is Amazon Overnight Delivery. Access to new and diverse individuals.

Mobile for Good: Fire Phone, Locking Down Data, and Services for the Homeless

Tech Soup Blog

From apps to new devices to connected home objects that can be controlled with your phone, the market is saturated with all things mobile. For this month's column, I'm going to dissect the latest entry into the smartphone field: the Amazon Fire Phone.

Meatless Monday: Dilled Potato, Pink Bean and Green Bean Soup + Sunday Night Pasta + Vegan Chocolate Pudding Pie

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You're in luck, 'cause the recipe was in the New York Times last week in Tara Parker Pope's article Can You Bake a Vegan Pie? Full disclosure: The cookbooks I linked to are attached to my Amazon Associates account, which means that if you buy anything after clicking on the link, I get a percentage of the sale. Meatless Monday is a nonprofit initiative of The Monday Campaigns. Their goal is to help reduce meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health.

A Few Reviews of The Networked Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the most gratifying things about the publication of the book, The Networked Nonprofit , is that it has re-connected me to colleagues and past clients as well as making connections to new people. Manny Hernandez, has this review of the Networked Nonprofit on his blog and on Amazon.

Thank You For Making The Networked Nonprofit Launch A Hit!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On June 21st, the book was in the top 200 bestsellers on Amazon for the past five hours. From here, we are embarking on a series of private and public events in San Francisco, Washington, DC and New York City to launch the book.

Meatless Monday: 2 Soups, 1 Salad, 2 Casseroles + Cosmos Apple Pie

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Carl Sagan One of the items on my Fun-Do List for Thanksgiving was to try some new recipes, and boy, did I! You're in luck 'cause the New York Times published the recipe! Meatless Monday is a nonprofit initiative of The Monday Campaigns.

10 Ideas for Firefox Extensions That Could Change the World!

Social Actions

For example, what if you typed: "volunteer: homeless New York" and got directed to the search results page on search.socialactions.com for the keywords 'homeless' and 'New York' for only the Volunteer action type, ie this URL: [link] - Peter Deitz.

Latest Cloud Forecast from McKinsey - Takeaways for Nonprofits?

Tech Soup Blog

Various media outlets such as the New York Times , Forbes , and Ars Technica are reporting that McKinsey; along with The Uptime Institute, a data center consulting group; released a report this week on the value (and hype) of cloud usage, cloud computing, and cloud services.

Asking the community for its opinion about Non-Profit Tech Blog podcasts | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Podcast , Polls New poll on Non-Profit Tech Blog Podcasts 05.02.08 | 3409 No Comments [link] New+poll+on+Non-Profit+Tech+Blog+Podcasts 2008-05-02+14%3A43%3A50 Allan+Benamer The blog had 600 podcast downloads last month and I figure that’s time to consider upgrading their quality.

The iPad will probably be a great device. Someday.

Judi Sohn

Someone like my Mom who uses her not-the-latest-and-greatest computer for email and web surfing and keeping track of her finances and buying stuff on Amazon. And that means her local newspaper, not The New York Times. I'm not buying an iPad , nor am I buying into the hype about it. I love that with Apple products, folks don't realize that they can't live without something until Steve Jobs tells them what they can't live without.

The iPad will probably be a great device. Someday.

Judi Sohn

Someone like my Mom who uses her not-the-latest-and-greatest computer for email and web surfing and keeping track of her finances and buying stuff on Amazon. And that means her local newspaper, not The New York Times. I'm not buying an iPad , nor am I buying into the hype about it. I love that with Apple products, folks don't realize that they can't live without something until Steve Jobs tells them what they can't live without.

The Young and Generous: A New Research Report from Network for Good

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" My first thought when I opened this email from Katya Andresen , VP Marketing, Network for Good , pointing me to some new research, " The Young and the Generous " (you have to register to download) was about fried green tomatoes.

The Path to Survival: Relocalization, Water Conservation and Heirloom Preservation

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As she wrote in her article, Ricekeepers , for Orion Magazine : "An estimated 90 percent of the world’s biodiversity lies within the territories of indigenous peoples, whether the Amazon, the Indian subcontinent, or the North Woods.

Dreamforce 2008 post-mortem - back to the cheap seats

Judi Sohn

The integration with Amazon web services went over better, and seemed more immediately appropriate for the big business crowd in the cloud. Om Malik has a bigger picture view of the new announcements here. I finally got to meet folks from the Nonprofit Salesforce NPSF Google group that I had gotten to know online, reconnected with friends from the Philadelphia and New York user group communities and with people I met at NTEN’s NTC last year.

Grandcentral Redux or a Requiem for CVM? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Unfortunately, this means my organization or even New York City can’t get the same treatment as San Francisco. Google Voice: A New Tool For Nonprofits But Not So Great for Community Voicemail | Non-Profit Tech Blog said: [.] In 2006, the writing was on the wall and I counseled the Coalition to shut down the New York CVM service and we did. Google Voice: A New Tool For Nonprofits But Not So Great for Community Voicemail said: [.]

Tagged Again. Media Consumption.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A new form of work advoidance. If there is a book I really really really want, I search for freebie chapters on the Web or use the search inside feature in Amazon. Newspapers: When I used to pay for newspaper subscriptions, it was the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times (Sunday) I'm tired of spending extra time at the dump on Saturday -- so decided to forgo the subscriptions and find whatever I could online.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Facebook Platform – Opening Up

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Try 100,000 new subscriber A DAY! So, Amazon says, OK, we will create an application that allows people to publish book reviews right on their own Facebook profiles, fully integrated into Facebook, but also back into Amazon. See the New York Times coverage here.

Confessions in Cairo!!! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In many respects, it was like being in New York, working with a similarly sized non-profit.

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

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Fascinating: New York is DEFINITELY not geeky. Jons Web Log said: Christmas Outperforms Sex… I was playing around with the new Google Trends tool from Google Labs.

Why I’m not going to the NTEN NTC this year… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Don’t get me wrong – I’ve had some good experiences with Npower NY but I don’t know if I’d go 3,000 miles away from New York City just to get pitched to.

10 Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Have Fun - Do Good

You can buy beautiful, handmade gifts made by artisans from companies and organizations like World of Good , Be Sweet , Global Girlfriend , The Amber Chand Collection and New Mexico Creates. When it comes to spending your holiday dollars, would you rather they went to Amazon and Borders, or to your local economy? The Jackson Street Book blog recently reported that the New York Times and NPR have added BookSense.com as an online book purchasing option, in addition to Amazon.com.

What Does Big Data Have to Do With Me and My Organization?

Tech Soup Blog

MIT Technology Review recently cited Oracle’s definition : “Big data is the derivation of value from traditional relational database-driven business decision making, augmented with new sources of unstructured data.”

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Nonprofit Technology News for May 2014

Tech Soup Blog

It’s probably too early to tell if this will be a major shift, but it is already a new key word in computing. Find out more on this new service here. The New FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality. Find what TechSoup Global thinks about the new FCC net neutrality decision here.

Non-profit project management –> Basecamp part 1 of ? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

An hour later and I’ve got a whole new obssession complete with a link list and a sense of faux-mastery over the topic. Also found out that Aspirationtech has a site on project management and that they’re going to do a conference called M3P here in New York City. More later — the developers among you might be interested to learn about the new Basecamp API that just came out.

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The “magic” IVR | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

To PlumVoice’s credit, I have not had to ask them to build any new applications for us. Send me an e-mail if you want to try out the app although it’s not a local call if you’re not in New York City. If someone told me to buy a new PBX, I’d head straight for Asterisk and a decent vendor who supports it.