City of Austin Revolution

FI Space

I was lucky enough and honored to get invited to a special City of Austin meeting about the city’s Web Site. 2) Let’s build first and ask questions soon. OpenAustin is a community-based effort to crowd source the requirements and development for the new City of Austin web site using local software developers, marketing experts, and graphic designers that have been displaced from their jobs due to the current economic downturn.

Austin-ites: Join the 15NTC Sustainability Committee!


While NTEN is taking steps to ensure that the conference experience within the Austin Convention Center is socially and environmentally conscious, there’s a lot more we can be doing to ensure that participants are informed of all green options within and outside of the Convention Center. We are determined to make this the greenest NTC ever, and this year we have a huge advantage: the Austin Convention Center is LEED Gold Certified , so we can be sure they have our interests at heart.

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Legacy of Hope Austin: Dreams for Kids with Special Needs

Tech Soup Blog

Julie Lyles Carr was asked a life-changing question five years ago: "What is the one thing you would like to do to impact your community?" " Armed with this vision, Carr secured a private grant and launched Legacy of Hope Austin (LOH) in 2010.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Re-branding, The Truth Behind Selfies, and Lessons on Listening.

Connection Cafe

Austin Kleon spoke about how true genius doesn’t happen in a vacuum. In his open letter on npEngage, From a Millennial: The Truth Behind’s My #Selfie , Ben answers the question : Are selfies the millennial generation’s cry for attention?

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Philanthropy Southwest / Austin, TX / $675. SXSW / Austin, TX / Price varies. We know you've got questions. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

In Search of Bill Gates (or Gene Austin to the Rescue)


" I got some hilarious questions, wrote my favorites down on hotel stationery, stuck it in my clutch, and hoped he'd show. But I liked the questions too much not to ask them. Luckily, I spotted Gene Austin of Convio across the room.

Social Video Questions, Answered: Join TechSoup July 20

Tech Soup Blog

leaders to answer nonprofit questions for the next NPLive. Sign up today to participate in the event to have these and many more of your questions answered. In the meantime, here are answers to a few of the frequently asked questions we receive about social video: What Is Social Video?

Pitch Some Good: An Evening of Innovation and Inspiration!


If you answered yes to those questions, "Pitch Some Good" is for you! As change-makers of all varieties descend upon Austin, Texas for SXSW we welcome you to Center61 to hear from some up-and-coming social impact projects. The evening will feature treats from Austin area social food entrepreneurs as well as a chance to experience Austin’s stellar co-working space, Center61, specifically geared to the social entrepreneur community.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Blogging from the Convio Summit

See What's Out There

More than 700 people are here in Austin, both clients and partners, to learn about what Convio is up to, and to learn from each other about best practices for nonprofits online. This morning’s keynote address was from Convio CEO Gene Austin.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


National Arts Marketing Project / Austin, TX / $575. Join 650+ arts marketers in Austin this November to find out where the change is heading and learn the strategies and tactics for adapting to meet the demand. Philanthropy Southwest / Austin, TX / $125.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Oxfam America and HSUS: Not just Talking about Social Media, Using It

See What's Out There

There was a question from the audience on blogger outreach, from someone who got no traffic from buying an ad on a relevant blog, and got no love from the blogger either. Recent Posts 5 Questions to Evaluate Your Nonprofit Video ROI Enter the 2010 Tagline Awards Today!

Nonprofits Challenged with Integrating Email, Growing, and Retaining Email Marketing Contact Lists, According to Sage Survey

AFP Blog

Nonprofits Challenged with Integrating Email, Growing, and Retaining Email Marketing Contact Lists, According to Sage Survey : Quarterly Survey Looked at North American Nonprofits’ Email Marketing Goals and Objectives AUSTIN, TX (March 1, 2012)—Sage North America today announced the results of its Sage Nonprofit Insights, Q4 2011, survey of U.S.

One Company. One Mission.

Connection Cafe

Author: Gene Austin. We've dedicated a page on our website to serve as a resource to you for questions you might have. I encourage you to watch Marc's video, check out the FAQs, and send us any questions or feedback. Today we embark on our next journey: Convio and Blackbaud together – united to reach new heights.

Help Design the Greater Good Track at 2012 SXSW Interactive

Amy Sample Ward

Voting is now open to select sessions for the next SXSW Interactive conference, taking place in Austin in March. If you are interested, have a question, or want to add something, please leave a comment. When it isn’t “conference season&# , it’s “session submission season&# ! You can vote on all the sessions you find interesting, but I hope you’ll pay particular interest to the 160+ submitted to the “Great Good/Nonprofit&# track!

Interview: SXSW4Japan Raises over $120,000 #sxswcares

Amy Sample Ward

South by Southwest ( SXSW ) Interactive is a conference, that takes place each Spring in Austin, TX, with over 20,000 web influencers, emerging tech, and creatives. Did you participate in SXSWCares from Austin or around the world?

Vote for the Female Social Media Guru UK Awards 2009

Amy Sample Ward

I just returned from the South By South West Interactive conference in Austin, TX, where I attended a panel that asked if Women on the Web had more opportunities than in a more traditional work environment. My notes, unfortnately, were eaten by that same Web (in publishing them they were erased by a bad wifi connection), but the major take-aways for me were additional questions, like: What are the differences (or are there any, etc.)

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Renew the Heart & Soul of your Non-Profit for a Chance To Win $10,000

John Haydon

If you have questions about the grant, please see the FAQ page on the Heart & Soul site. For regular updates or questions about the Heart & Soul grant submissions and awards, check out the CTK Facebook Page.

5 Tips for the Perfect Online Donation Form

Connection Cafe

In one famous anchoring demonstration, test subjects were asked two questions: Is the tallest redwood tree in California taller or shorter than 130 feet? When a second group was given this simple questionnaire, the first question was switched to “…taller or shorter than 1,400 feet?”—and

Teaching Online Safety: Building Curriculum

Tech Soup Blog

The presenters, Austin Stroud of the Monroe County Public Library and Crystal Schimpf of TechSoup for Libraries, shared resources for teaching online safety and security. Get Safe Online has 10 questions that address different aspects of online safety.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Philanthropy Southwest / Austin, TX / $625. SXSW / Austin, TX / Price varies. During the 2016 AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference, you'll not only get the year's most comprehensive update but also have the opportunity to get your questions answered by the industry's top experts.

I heard it on the news

Connection Cafe

For example, here in Austin, the news stations have shown great interest in how Austin Zoo is dealing with the heat and keeping animals cool. ” is often an appreciated question from a reporter. Author: Tad Druart.

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Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits Can Leverage Data and Technology for Impact

Connection Cafe

I had the pleasure of attending the Mission Capital Conference in Austin, Texas, a unique opportunity to convene with an energized group of thought leaders in the social good space.

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Anything to Be Learned from America’s Most Generous Cities Online?

Connection Cafe

Probably the most vivid case in point is our hometown of Austin, TX. I chatted with a nonprofit executive last week as we let her know that Austin ranked 7th on the list when it comes to per capita online giving. As little as a year ago Austin ranked 48th out of the 50 largest US cities in total per capita giving based on the reporting of local charities. Author: Tad Druart. Lists almost always get people’s attention.

In Our Own Words

Connection Cafe

When I joined you, we occupied one small office Austin. I got to experience a Vinay interview which absolutely made my head hurt with Vinay’s incredibly insightful questions. Author: Guest Blogger. Editor’s Note: This week the Convio team has reflected upon our journey: funny times, client successes, company progress and our future. We've enjoyed including you with Gene's post Monday , Sara's post Tuesday and Gary's post yesterday.

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Chicken Meetups, Solar Panels, and Yelp: 3 tools for fighting Climate Change

Connection Cafe

It was an Austin online community and monthly meetings that allowed us to stop dreaming about chickens and actually jump into building a coop and adopting seven pullets (young hens). Author: Corey Pudhorodsky.

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NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

Tech Soup Blog

That's why we're thrilled that NetSquared is joining TechSoup in having a strong presence at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, Texas. Attending our events is like going to NTC in Austin — except without the cost of a hotel and flight.

Five Reasons Why You Should Attend the 15NTC


You''ve probably heard all of our reasons to attend: over 2,000 attendees, more than 100 educational breakout sessions, two-day Science Fair exhibit hall, valuable networking, and the chance to spend time in the incredible city of Austin. Get excited to dive deep and ask the questions you’ve been waiting for, and leave with tangible ideas and actions you can take back to your organization. We hope to see you in Austin this March!

Fail Whale Fan Club, Social Media Blood Drive, and Happy Birthday Mike Chapman

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

David Neff mentioned that the Austin, TX Social Media Club was doing a TweetUp Blood Drive. Here's the idea: We get this question a lot at Every Dot Connects ??? ???What Today, many people in Austin, Texas saw firsthand what Twitter can do with a few dedicated people and a great idea.

Upcoming Webinar on February 2: Digital Storytelling - Push Before You Record

Tech Soup Blog

In conjunction with the third annual TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge , we are offering three free webinars to ensure you know the nuts and bolts of all the stages of production — and get your questions answered by the experts. EFF-Austin.

So you want to submit an NTC proposal?


The 2015 NTC will take place in Austin, Texas on March 4-6. This webinar will help answer any of your questions and concerns, and provide you with the knowledge you need to create quality sessions. The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is the premiere annual conference for people working at the intersection of technology and social change.

Announcing the Digital Inclusion Fellowship


We will have a Community Call on Wednesday, May 27 at 11:00 am PT to discuss this new program and hear from you - bring your questions and ideas!

What Social Media Strategy Looks like for Safe Place


They are doing vital work in the Austin area. Key Questions: A Social Media Plan Takes Shape. These questions were at the heart of discussion.

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The skinny on the Small World Labs – Personify merger


Personify’s executive offices and Small World Labs’ headquarters are in Austin, Texas. For those of you attending our Customer Conference tomorrow on November 12, I look forward to seeing you there and taking your questions up on stage.

Is the Donor Management System Dead?


That’s what Tompkins Spann, Vice President of Business Development at KELL Partners in Austin, Texas, told me a few months ago as I was researching an article about donor management system trends for the Nonprofit Times. At the heart of the problem is the question: How good is good enough? “In another 10 years, there will be no such thing as a donor management system.”.

3 Things I learned about Storytelling While Writing The Storytelling Non-Profit

Connection Cafe

It was a warm September day in 2013 and I was about an hour outside of Austin, TX on a bus heading to the airport. But it starts with this question – what’s one small action you can take every day to keep telling great stories? #2

SXSW Scholarships for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As I travel around the world to lead trainings or train other trainers to help nonprofits master networked approaches and using social media effectively, I often get asked this question. ”What are some must-attend events for someone who works with nonprofit and wants to attend a conference?”

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The Single Most Important Asset That Nonprofit Leaders Need To Protect To Ensure Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this month, I caught up with long time colleague, Vincent Stehl, Media Impact Funders in Austin, TX during the the Nonprofit Technology Conference. One question I always like to ask colleagues, what did you read or who did hear speak at conference that inspired you or was a big ah ha.

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Three Tips for Grappling with Insiders who are Resistant to Change

Museum 2.0

At every talk I give about The Art of Relevance , no matter the audience, there's one question I always hear. Then Cookie Ruiz, CEO of Ballet Austin, taught me the phrase "bless and release."

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March #4change topic: How Social Media Can Enhance Events

Amy Sample Ward

From the newest member of the #4Change team, ChristinasWorld : In the wake of South by Southwest in Austin, and in anticipation of some exciting social media and social change gatherings coming up on the 2010 events calendar, we thought it could be useful to explore How Social Media Can Enhance Events as the topic for the March #4change chat. 4Change March Chat Questions: What’s the potential benefit of using social media to cover events?

The paint is almost dry…

Beaconfire Wire

days of frenzied set up in Austin, we’re excited to share this unique collaboration space with non profit and socially conscious types (or anyone who wants to be one). We hope you will come hang out, meet up with people you only know from the twitterverse, answer our “Question of the day&# and show off your overall fabulousity. Come meet Beaconfire all-stars Michael Cervino, Ali Cherry, Jo Miles, Brad Lehman and yours truly at 1pm in room 19A, Austin Convention center.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one checks-in to see it, did it happen?

Connection Cafe

So last week I was hanging out at the Purple Couch at Convio's Austin headquarters with Emily Goodstein and Betsy Gressler and some other colleagues*. This is not a new question - we were asking it a year ago. Author: Sally Heaven. Emily had just "checked us in" on Facebook Places at the Purple Couch, which spurred some interested discussion: why use geosocial media at all? The answer Emily put forth was, "If a tree falls in the forest.?". And I finished her sentence: ".and

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Happiness IS Social Media Meetup/Tweetup

FI Space

Alan invited him to come see Austin and go on a truck run, attend the screening of Happiness Is, and serve the homeless. So, Mark decided to make Austin a stop on his nation-wide tour! Good question. Mark Horvarth (@HardlyNormal) for those of us on Twitter, has been garnering national attention for his efforts to bring voices to the homeless.

My Experience at the ARNOVA Conference as an Undergraduate Diversity Scholar

ASU Lodestar Center

I look forward to continuing my research plans, but I also have to keep in mind that there will be people questioning and challenging my work. I am honored that ARNOVA is willing to extend their resources and invitation to the 47th conference in Austin, Texas.