Authorized Entities Trusted Intermediaries

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

exception, Section 121, posted at Bookshare as the Chafee Amendment, the term is "authorized entities." In the statute: "authorized entity" means a nonprofit organization or a governmental agency that has a primary mission to provide specialized services relating to training, education, or adaptive reading or information access needs of blind or other persons with disabilities; In this case, authorized means authorized under the statute.

10+ Best eLearning Course Authoring Software Platforms

Web Courseworks Associations

Your team, subject matter experts (SMEs), and eLearning consultants work together to author content for your courses. Your choice in course authoring software is just as crucial as the tools you choose to deliver the content to learners. What are the best eLearning authoring software?

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The Coming of Age of a Robust Web-Based Authoring Suite

Web Courseworks Associations

Side note: you can author in Mozilla Firefox, but domiKnow does not officially test/support this browser, so maybe have a second look in another browser.). Indeed, this might be ok for people who only occasionally need to author content. Blog course authoring domiknow domiknow one

Georgia Authorities Indict 14 Individuals for Running a Sham Charity

NonProfit PRO

The state’s attorney general is alleging charity fraud and claiming Georgia Peach Youth Club of America Inc. was run by a subset of a well-known Los Angeles street gang, using the charity as human trafficking ring for more than three years. Ethics/Accountability

The Write Words: Great Themes for Authors and Bloggers

Byte Technology

A multi-purpose theme that is great for authors, Creativo comes preloaded with several website layouts that can be installed with just a click of the mouse. With portfolio type content, full WooCommerce support (important for those authors and writers who plan on selling their work via the site), three distinct design layouts and lots of choices for skins, headers, color choices etc.,

Insights From The Authors Of The Leadership Book, Step Up

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book's two authors awhile back shared these insights with me: A Conversation with Henry Evans and Colm Foster, authors of Step Up What is a “leadership moment”? The book, Step Up , shows readers how to step up to the plate during six critical leadership moments.

Fit At Last Book Author Insights

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book, Fit at Last: Look and Feel Better Once and for All , co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Tim Kearin traces business author Blanchard's weight-loss journey with fitness expert Kearin, and how finally at the age of 73, Ken dropped over thirty pounds in the course of a single year.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

An authoring tool , also called an eLearning development tool, is used to create the lessons themselves. A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) typically is an LMS to which the LMS vendor has added an authoring tool. Multimedia content, especially interactive content created using content authoring tools, must conform to eLearning Content Standards, and you will need to check that your LMS supports the relevant standards for your content.

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Sharing Power, Holding Expertise: The Future of Authority Revisited

Museum 2.0

Their questions made me think about a blog post I wrote in 2008, The Future of Authority. The Future of Authority: Platform Power (first published October 2008) I have a lot of conversations with people that go like this: Other person: "So, you think that museums should let visitors control the museum experience?" Other person: "But doesn't that erode museums' authority?"

TechNow Conference Keynote Aliza Sherman, Co-Author Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

But most exciting of all is that my Happy Healthy Nonprofit co-author, Aliza Sherman, will be the featured keynote.She will share ideas in our book about self-care and avoiding burnout, especially the kind that is cause by technology use. If you don’t alreay know my co-author, Aliza Sherman, she helped pave the way for women online and in the Internet industry.

Bookshare’s Status as an Authorized Entity under Section 121

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Section 121) , defines a special class of organizations known as authorized entities. Dozens of publishers and authors have signed contracts with Bookshare that confirm and support its work as an authorized entity as well. Finally, the Office of the General Counsel of the Department of Education reviewed Bookshare’s status as an authorized entity as part of the awards process for the Bookshare for Education project.

How to Set Sponsorship Levels and Benefits for Your Next Fundraising Event

The Fundraising Authority

For example, if you are holding an event to raise money for a school, you could name your sponsor levels: Scholar, Essayist, Author, Contributor, Friend. The post How to Set Sponsorship Levels and Benefits for Your Next Fundraising Event first appeared on The Fundraising Authority.

Interview with "Cloud Surfing" Author Thomas Koulopoulos

Tech Soup Blog

He is the author of the popular Less-Is-More Blog on the People-OntheGo.com website. Pierre Khawand is a guest blogger with more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. You may have heard about the cloud , the "next big thing" in computing, virtual storage, sharing, and Internet technology. And even if you haven't, you're likely using cloud-based services in your home or workplace already, such as Gmail, Skype, Dropbox, and more.

Q&A With Best Selling Author And Expert Storyteller, Paul Smith

Eric Jacobson

Being a new author, you don’t really know what to expect in terms of book sales, marketing efforts, media exposure, translation rights, etc. It’s one that started in the early 1990s with authors like David Armstrong and Peg Neuhauser, and continued in the 2000s by authors like Annette Simmons, Evelyn Clark, Lori Silverman, and Stephen Denning among many others. Today I’m a full-time author and speaker and get to pursue this passion wherever it takes me.

Eight Fundamental Concepts for Successful Non-Profit Fundraising Events

The Fundraising Authority

The post Eight Fundamental Concepts for Successful Non-Profit Fundraising Events first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Fundraising events are a staple part of non-profit development programs worldwide.

Step Up Book Co-Authors Answer Questions About Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book's two authors awhile back shared these insights with me: A Conversation with Henry Evans and Colm Foster, authors of Step Up What is a “leadership moment”? The book, Step Up , shows readers how to step up to the plate during six critical leadership moments. Readers learn how to: Use anger intelligently in the workplace. Recognize and deal with terminal politeness. Make decisions when no one else is making them. Take ownership when others are externalizing a problem.

Q&A With Millennial CEO And Book Author Rick Lindquist

Eric Jacobson

Rick Lindquist Millennial Rick Lindquist is making his mark in the business world and enjoying the success of his co-authored 2014 bestseller book, The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance. What inspired you to co-author your book? What was the most difficult thing about co-authoring your book? Other than my parents, the most influential mentor so far has been my partner and co-author, Paul Zane Pilzer. Co-author and mentor to Lindquist, Paul Zane Pilzer.

The Top 8 Ways to Increase Your Prospect List

The Fundraising Authority

The post The Top 8 Ways to Increase Your Prospect List first appeared on The Fundraising Authority.

Leadership Tips From Author Neil Smith

Eric Jacobson

Here are three helpful leadership tips from author Neil Smith -- from his new book, co-authored with Patricia O''Connell, How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things : People say they cannot find the time to do things, yet they always find the time to fix things when they break.

You Are Authorized to Virtualize!

Tech Soup Blog

This post was contributed by Nate Solloway, a new guest blogger to our team. Nate has been supporting the infrastructure needs of Community IT Innovators (CITI) clients since 1998. Community IT Innovators (CITI) is an employee-owned company committed to helping social mission organizations effectively use technology. Nate wrote about how CITI went virtual in a previous guest post here. It's time to admit I have a problem. I keep telling myself I can quit any time I want.

Interview with Carol Baroudi, Author of Green IT For Dummies

Tech Soup Blog

Carol Baroudi is the lead author of the 2009 Wiley. TechSoup: As the lead author on Green IT For Dummies, can you say a bit about what initially got you interested in green IT and then doing one of major books on the subject? This piece is part of an occasional series we do at GreenTech to profile leaders in the Green IT field. publication, Green IT For Dummies.

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Q&A With Author Jesse Sostrin

Eric Jacobson

Q&A with Jesse Sostrin author of Beyond the Job Description Question : What does the title of your book mean and what’s the truth about what employers really expect that is never written in job descriptions? Sostrin : Beyond the Job Description represents two fundamental truths about the world of work. First, whether we realize it or not, our standard job descriptions only tell part of the story about the demands we face at work.

What Changemaker Authors Have Blogs?

Have Fun - Do Good

I've been creating a list of changemaker authors who have blogs. The blogs could have been created as a platform for a particular book, evolved into a book, or simply be a part of the author's overall web presence. I'd love to hear your suggestions for changemaker authors who have blogs. Her most popular is probably Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America book blog social+change activism author

Author Thomas Teal On Management Integrity

Eric Jacobson

Some words of wisdom from author Thomas Teal : Integrity in management means : being responsible communicating clearly keeping promises being an honest broker avoiding hidden agendas knowing oneself Also, explains Teal : Great managers serve two masters; one organizational, one moral.

Fundraiser vs. Friendraiser vs. Waste of Time

The Fundraising Authority

Photo Credit: Emily Garecht The post Fundraiser vs. Friendraiser vs. Waste of Time first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Last night, I was watching an old episode of The Office (US version) that brought a common non-profit problem to mind.

TechSoup Account Management 101: Authorized Agents

Tech Soup Blog

This blog post is part of an occasional series focused on managing accounts at TechSoup.org. So far, we've discussed registration, qualification, and updating your account and forum profiles. Watch for more posts to come! As mentioned in the first post in this series about Registration , joining TechSoup as an individual is the first step before registering an organization as well a required step for all individuals wishing to be associated with an organization's TechSoup account.

Two Qualities Donors Need To See Before They Invest Big

The Fundraising Authority

The post Two Qualities Donors Need To See Before They Invest Big first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. As fundraisers, we often focus on planning and tactics: what five things are we going to do to raise $200,000 this year?

Step Up Book Authors Talk About Leadership And Leadership Moments

Eric Jacobson

The book's two authors awhile back shared these insights with me: A Conversation with Henry Evans and Colm Foster, authors of Step Up What is a “leadership moment”? The book, Step Up , shows readers how to step up to the plate during six critical leadership moments. Readers learn how to: Use anger intelligently in the workplace. Recognize and deal with terminal politeness. Make decisions when no one else is making them. Take ownership when others are externalizing a problem.

Interview With Step Up Book Authors Evans And Foster

Eric Jacobson

The book's two authors awhile back shared these insights with me: A Conversation with Henry Evans and Colm Foster, authors of Step Up What is a “leadership moment”? The book, Step Up , shows readers how to step up to the plate during six critical leadership moments. Readers learn how to: Use anger intelligently in the workplace. Recognize and deal with terminal politeness. Make decisions when no one else is making them. Take ownership when others are externalizing a problem.

3 Quick Ways to Double Your Online Fundraising Revenue

The Fundraising Authority

Take a look at The Fundraising Authority website. Photo Credit: MyDigitalSLR The post 3 Quick Ways to Double Your Online Fundraising Revenue first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. In Mastering Online Fundraising , our class for non-profit fundraisers, we talk a lot about how small changes to your online fundraising strategy can result in major returns, including new prospects, new event attendees, and of course, new donors.

3 Great Unusual Fundraising Ideas

The Fundraising Authority

The post 3 Great Unusual Fundraising Ideas first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. When small and midsized non-profits are looking for new fundraising ideas, they are usually given ideas that require a lot of work for only a little return. Things like carwashes, rummage sales, and spare change collections can raise money, but often take a ton of work in return for just a few thousand dollars of fundraising profit.

How to Do Year-End Fundraising the Right Way (Part II)

The Fundraising Authority

In the meantime, be sure to check out some of these great strategy tips from other non-profit consultants and authors: Increase Your Year-End Fundraising with this Simple Strategy – by Gail Perry. The post How to Do Year-End Fundraising the Right Way (Part II) first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Last week, we started a three article series on year-end fundraising. The first part described why donors give during the year-end giving season.

Here’s How to Raise More Money with Your Next Fundraising Letter

The Fundraising Authority

Photo Credit: Caitlin Regan The post Here’s How to Raise More Money with Your Next Fundraising Letter first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. I am in the middle of writing a direct mail fundraising letter for a non-profit client, and tomorrow I will be presenting the letter to them, and explaining why it will be effective. And it got me thinking… there are really only three things that separate super-successful fundraising letters from ones that are just mediocre.

A 10 Step Guide to a Throwing a Successful Fundraising Event

The Fundraising Authority

The post A 10 Step Guide to a Throwing a Successful Fundraising Event first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Charity events are a popular form of fundraising. While they can be great money makers for an organization, they can also be time consuming and expensive. The success of charity events depends on careful planning.

Customer Service Lessons From Author Micah Solomon

Eric Jacobson

Micah Solomon’s book, High-tech, High-touch Customer Service , is all about how to inspire timeless loyalty in the demanding new world of social commerce -- one where businesses today face the increasingly challenging world of customer interactions, both online and off. The book is a must-read for any business leader. And, fortunately, the content is grounded in decades of experience and proven methodology.

What to Do When a Major Donor Prospect Says No

The Fundraising Authority

The post What to Do When a Major Donor Prospect Says No first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Is there any more depressing word in the fundraiser’s lexicon than “no”? It means all of your efforts, research, and cultivation will not be resulting in a gift from this prospect. Often, it means explaining to your boss, or to a referring board member, that no, you were not able to secure a donation, and no, the donor does not want to think about it… they outright declined.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Fundraisers

The Fundraising Authority

Related Articles from The Fundraising Authority: The Four Key Fundraising Roles of Your Board of Directors. Sign up for The Fundraising Authority Newsletter , and get your free copy of How to Hold Great Fundraising Events: A Step by Step Guide.

Why Volunteers Make Amazing Donors

The Fundraising Authority

Fish and Wildlife Service The post Why Volunteers Make Amazing Donors first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Guest Post by Corbit Harrison from VolunteerHub. Your volunteers are already some of your most committed supporters.

Developing a Tactical Fundraising Calendar for Your Organization

The Fundraising Authority

Photo Credit: Yandle The post Developing a Tactical Fundraising Calendar for Your Organization first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. The tactical strategy for your fundraising should not be random, and it shouldn’t be based on a “we’ll figure this out as we go along” mentality. Your best bet to ensure maximum revenue is to lay out a tactical fundraising calendar as part of your overall fundraising plan.

Are You Stewarding Your Donors?

The Fundraising Authority

first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article called Prospect. Cultivate. that detailed the process of moving new prospects from investigating your non-profit to investing in your mission.

Meet Ben Rigby, Author of "Mobilizing Generation 2.0"

NTEN

The New York Times reports that Barack Obama's campaign has purchased virtual billboards in a video game. That's one way to reach the kids! We wonder if they've read Ben Rigby's new book, Mobilizing Generation 2.0: A Practical Guide to Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Recruit, Organize, and Engage Youth. Well, you can ask him yourself at our next "Meet the Author" (free for our Members). > > Learn More and Register Today!

The Best Place to Find New Donor Prospects for Your Non-Profit

The Fundraising Authority

The post The Best Place to Find New Donor Prospects for Your Non-Profit first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Almost every non-profit organization wants to find new prospects to keep their donor funnel full. Without new prospects coming into the pipeline, there won’t be anybody to cultivate, you won’t be able to make any asks, and ultimately, your events, direct mail, and fundraising campaigns will fail.

Fundwriter.ai 101 – Can A Robot Write Better Than You?

The Fundraising Authority

first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. What happens when your nonprofit uses an A.I. writing assistant for fundraising? You have probably never used an AI writing assistant, but you might want to start. Let me tell you about Fundwriter.ai