Why Nonprofits Need to Be Early Explorers of the Metaverse

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In this early stage, the metaverse is being envisioned and portrayed as an online reality that we humans enter and experience as avatars through a VR headset, similar to the Oasis experience in the movie Ready Player One.

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Five Types of Nonprofit Tweets Guaranteed to Get Retweeted

Nonprofit Tech for Good

” Now, if you haven’t yet come to understand why getting retweeted is so important, it is simply this: If you want your community to grow on Twitter beyond those that followed you from a link on your website, blog or e-newsletter, your goal should be to get retweeted so your avatar and your content gets forwarded to Twitterers outside of your small corner of the Twitterverse. @ NonprofitOrgs follows more than 120,000 nonprofits, nonprofit staff and nonprofit service providers.

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New Service! Social Media and Online Communications Audits for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With an objective eye and knowledge gained from utilizing online technology for nonprofits for more than 15 years, Heather will review: The design and navigation of your nonprofit’s website to ensure that the aesthetic and functionality is compatible with today’s online donors and supporters. Heather Mansfield, owner of DIOSA Communications , principal blogger at Nonprofit Tech 2.0,

Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Use a Square Version of Your Organization’s Logo as Your Avatar on Social Media Sites. It’s very important that you invest the time and resources needed to designing a visually distinct, square avatar that matches the overall branding of your nonprofit. Since most nonprofit logos are horizontal, they cannot be used as your avatar on social media sites because they are automatically cropped once they are uploaded.

New Service! Social Media and Online Communications Audits for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With an objective eye and knowledge gained from utilizing online technology for nonprofits for more than 15 years, Heather will review: The design and navigation of your nonprofit’s website to ensure that the aesthetic and functionality is compatible with today’s online donors and supporters. Heather Mansfield, owner of DIOSA Communications , principal blogger at Nonprofit Tech 2.0,

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If a nonprofit is not actively promoting thus growing their email list, then there’s a knowledge gap at that organization. Be sure to embed your avatar or logo and embed hashtag for the campaign on the images and graphics.

7 Original Networking Ideas for Your Virtual Event

AccelEvents

A virtual escape room will give attendees the opportunity to work together with other participants, each using their knowledge and skills to solve problems. . At an in-person, live event, networking often just happens.

9 Must-Know Best Practices for Distributing Your Nonprofit’s Content on Social Networks

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Each mobile and social network has its own unique tool set and etiquette, and only the most observant new media managers have learned what makes each social network unique and then adapted that knowledge to their content strategy. If your avatar, banners, and backgrounds are professionally designed, then users are much more likely to become followers. The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. The Internet is at a tipping point.

New Service! Social Media and Online Communications Audits for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With an objective eye and knowledge gained from utilizing online technology for nonprofits for more than 15 years, Heather will review: The design and navigation of your nonprofit’s website to ensure that the aesthetic and functionality is compatible with today’s online donors and supporters. Heather Mansfield, owner of DIOSA Communications , principal blogger at Nonprofit Tech 2.0,

How the Publishing Industry Can Find Success with Virtual Events

AccelEvents

The virtual event platform should also be financially scalable with a strong and knowledgeable team of customer service ready to help them make the pivot to virtual events. Users might have an avatar that can represent them as they move around the virtual space. .

Early first impressions of Salesforce Spring ’12

Judi Sohn

Even though I have some insider knowledge through the Salesforce MVP program, I am not using any of that information in this post. And they’ve added YouTube and Klout: Still rather useless for finding someone with a common name since you can’t see anything other than name and avatar: What have I missed? Disclaimer: I am a Salesforce MVP and a soon-to-be employee of Convio, a Salesforce partner.

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Social media and the Surveillance Culture

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

things like this happen: I had lunch the other day with a friend who is very knowledgeable about the hacker world within in the so-called "intelligence community". Organizations hold meetings on Second Life, I put on a sexy female avatar with my breasts hanging out, and I'm just accepted. All the guys have learned to use female avatars and personae on the sites. Living as I do right in the heart of D.C.,

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How the Publishing Industry Can Find Success with Virtual Events

AccelEvents

The virtual event platform should also be financially scalable with a strong and knowledgeable team of customer service ready to help them make the pivot to virtual events. Users might have an avatar that can represent them as they move around the virtual space. .

Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Hire a Social Media Manager

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You need a good avatar. A good social media manager will have have basic graphic design and editing knowledge and know HTML, and thus will be able to do much of this work for you, but if not, they have the budget to hire someone who can. My last full-time, Monday-through-Friday job was as an outreach director for a small international development organization in San Francisco.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I got to sit behind Sir Ben Kingsley: imagine sitting within touching distance of an avatar of Gandhi! Sir Ben described Jeff as a "living Silk Road," invoking the image of the original Silk Road making connections between Asia and Europe and bringing trade and knowledge. I'm in Oxford, at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. It's been pretty cool for me, here at the Forum. As a Skoll grantee, we got to do some exciting pre-Forum stuff.

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7 Engaging Virtual Networking Ideas For Your Online Event

AccelEvents

A virtual escape room will give attendees the opportunity to work together with other participants, each using their knowledge and skills to solve problems. At an in-person, live event, networking often just happens.

Nonprofit Technology Rockstars: Jason Shim

Tech Soup Blog

Restless Knowledge Sharing. One thing I’ve noticed about the NTEN award winners is their restless knowledge sharing in an array of subjects all over the place – not just in their own organizations. He is a contributing author to the book, Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Games With God. Those kind of moments really make me feel good about the work that I do and being able to share the knowledge to make technology more accessible to everyone.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Joseph Lalonde

They turn on the system, choose their avatars, and are suddenly transported into the video game. Once inside the world of Jumanji, the students assume the form of their chosen avatars. Only by accident did Spencer’s avatar Dr. Smolder Bravestone discover his by touching his right pectoral muscle. With the newly obtained knowledge, Martha felt confident she could pull off the task.

Nonprofit Technology Rockstars: Jason Shim

Tech Soup Blog

Restless Knowledge Sharing. One thing I’ve noticed about the NTEN award winners is their restless knowledge sharing in an array of subjects all over the place – not just in their own organizations. He is a contributing author to the book, Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Games With God. Those kind of moments really make me feel good about the work that I do and being able to share the knowledge to make technology more accessible to everyone.

More on Virtual Worlds and Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

technologies and social networking applications can play a role in mitigating these misunderstandings and increasing knowledge of the other sector's perspective. Lucy Bernholz has been thinking deeply about virtual worlds and philanthropy over the past few months. see her post about the virtual philanthropy simulator ) She shares some thoughts about what she thinks may happen after June 22, 2007 when The John D. and Catherine T.

Online Community Meetup Recap: The Human-Centered Aspects of Community Management

Tech Soup Blog

Online relationships are built if all interactions happen with the recognition that behind an avatar/handle lies a person. Elders are experienced members who help transmit the community’s culture and share knowledge to all other members. In April, the Online Community Meetup welcomed Marc Siegel , manager of customer and community at IgniteGT / Simraceway.

Creating a Virtuous Cycle of Engagement For Millennials

Care2

” You’re likely to hear answers like, I signed a petition, changed my avatar on Twitter, or liked them on Facebook. They’re interested enough to poke around on your site and now they crave a few key things: information, knowledge, and expertise.

Vote for the Best Social Change and Technology Projects at Netsquared!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Avatar Action Center. Idealware Nonprofit Software Knowledge Sharing Initiative. Starting this week, you can vote for the best NetSquared Innovation Fund Award nominated projects until Saturday, April 14th at Noon PDT. You can cast your ballot for the projects that you think most effectively use the social web for social change. The complete list of projects can be found here.

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The Olympics and Learning – A Fierce Combination

Gyrus

” or “What am I going to do with this new found knowledge of the complexities of Table tennis?” If a big swimming event is occurring next week and it is going to be in the hearts and minds of your employees, why not place a game in front of them that allows them to expand on their learnings while advancing their avatars across a cartoony swimming pool? The Olympics and Learning – A Fierce Combination.

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Live Blog: Is Technology Really Good for Human Rights

Amy Sample Ward

The access to information drives knowledge. Andrew Keen: The wall in Berlin was open by accident by a guard, so you could argue that the internet is a distribution of knowledge so that would have never happened. So, this organization of knowledge could actually be a good thing for demoralizing government. The more knowledge there is in the world, the easier it is to spy or look into the knowledge.

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How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It was my most memorable virtual presentation as my avatar was June Jetson and I made a flying entrance into the auditorium to the tune of the Jetson’s theme song. They ask their fans their opinions, test their knowledge, pair promotions w/content, and say thank you. How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Introduction.

The Birth of a Field: Digital Media and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's my avatar, I'm live blogging from Second Life. From my office in the Boston, I teleported myself into the Virtual World of Second Life and headed straight for the New Media Consortium virtual campus where I joined about 65 other avatars representing educators from all over the world (even Austrailia where it was 3:00 a.m. Several avatars were also in "real life" in New York City. That's Danah Boyd in RL who was also live blogging the event.

111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A website that allows you to create an image with a mosaic of your Twitter Followers’ avatars. Twibbon is a tool that allows your supporters on Twitter and Facebook to add a micro version of your nonprofit’s avatar to their profile pics. If your nonprofit is active on Pinterest or wants to make better use of your digital library, knowledge of photo-editing is essential.

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100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit is active on Pinterest or wants to make better use of your digital library, knowledge of photo-editing is essential. Twibbon is a tool that allows your supporters on Twitter and Facebook to add a micro version of your nonprofit’s avatar to their profile pics. A website that allows you to create an image with a mosaic of your Twitter Followers’ avatars.

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Guest Post: A New Role for Science Museums--Playground for Scientists

Museum 2.0

Experimonth had the potential to generate new scientific knowledge. Using facial morphing software to change a player''s avatar to a different ethnicity, we fed the game with hundreds of photos that were judged in a "hot or not" type interface and gave players a view of how intelligent, attractive, and trustworthy others perceived them to be as two different ethnicities. One of the greatest gifts of my babymoon is the opportunity to share the Museum 2.0

60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit is active on Pinterest or wants to make better use of your digital library, knowledge of photo-editing is essential. A website that allows you to create an image with a mosaic of your Twitter Followers’ avatars. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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NpTechTag Summary: NpTech Blog Buzz, NGOS at Demo 07, and Moulin

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lotusmedia posts about the RootsCampSL's Smashing Success -- Avatars Against War in Second Life. Perhaps a better title, a "Crashing Success," given that so many avatars showed up that it exceeded the server's and crashed! An interesting article title, " Wikis are Not Knowledge Management Tools " speaks to how wikis are not a better tool for KM, but about being able to work differently. The offline wikipedia, Moulin.

Ten Useful Examples of the Real-Time Web in Action

NTEN

It includes presence information (your avatar glows green if you're online) and chat while doing things like watching YouTube or Netflix videos. Aardvark says that by knowing who in your extended social network is available at any given time, it can tap into social knowledge - the real-time web of people. Marshall Kirkpatrick , ReadWriteWeb. [Ed Ed Note: This piece was originally published on ReadWriteWeb. They have since published a report on The Real-Time Web and Its Future.

85 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit is active on Pinterest or wants to make better use of your digital library, knowledge of photo-editing is essential. A website that allows you to create an image with a mosaic of your Twitter Followers’ avatars. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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70 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit is active on Pinterest or wants to make better use of your digital library, knowledge of photo-editing is essential. A website that allows you to create an image with a mosaic of your Twitter Followers’ avatars. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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Live Blog Post from MacArthur Foundation: Virtual World Event on Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jonathan Fanton, above next to my Second Life avatar, engaged in a discussion with Philip Rosedale (Linden) of Linden labs about the role of civil society in virtual worlds and answered questions from the more than 200 avatars that packed the space. Fanton: MacArthur is a knowledge network. I just came from an historic and ground breaking event.

The One-Look Virus and Immersive Environments for Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I don't think she is saying SL is a fad that will go away as other people without her depth of knowledge have articulated. Six worlds, avatars, lots of chat and even then screens receiving video for. web geeks and cardboard cutout avatars. There is an egalitarian equalizing effect when your avatar IMs with another ???

The NMC Symposium for the Future: Prepping for Virtual Keynote about Nonprofits in 2020

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In fact, I'll be arriving in a Jetson like transportation and my avatar will probably look a lot like Jane Jetson. . But the point is that knowledge is now externalized in our global brain of connections with colleagues and other organizations.

60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit is active on Pinterest or wants to make better use of your digital library, knowledge of photo-editing is essential. A website that allows you to create an image with a mosaic of your Twitter Followers’ avatars. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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NpTechTag Summary: Connected Conversations, Live Blogging, and Other Great Finds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Politics, and Activism If you can't be in DC this weekend to remind Congress that you voted against this war , Ruby Sinreich suggests that you head to the Progressive Island on Second Life for the Avatars Against the War sponsored by RootsCampSl.org Hillary Clinton is using Drupal. socially and technically accessible in emerging knowledge societies? photo of Lucy Bernholz live blogging during the Northern California Grantmakers Briefing.

If we’d had Twitter on 9/11

Connection Cafe

And my Mom says she’ll never forget that her first knowledge of the events of the day came through my voice, whole and well, telling her to turn on the television. Or, more recently, how the native population in Avatar are connected to one another through a planetary-wide nervous system. Author: Jennifer Darrouzet. I recently stood at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site near Ground Zero, looking up to read the timeline on the wall.

nfp 2.0 » Camera Rwanda: Storytelling using Flickr

Rebooting Charity

To my knowledge, they found me through Flickr – all except Orphans of Rwanda and the Pearl Children Care Centre, whom I contacted myself to share my photographs. Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0