Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?


So when I read this article about digital badges and DIY learning, I was intrigued. But equally interesting to me is the Badges for Lifelong Learning concept–acquiring badges from online learning venues as proof of a learned concept.

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Making Digital Media Learning Badges Work


Recently, I joined a number of luminaries for the launch of the 4th Digital Media Learning (DML) competition, Badges for Lifelong Learning. Digital Learning Badges are online tools that recognize, measure, and support lifelong learning.

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Use New-Hire Employee Badges

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Sunday, August 29, 2010 Use New-Hire Employee Badges If you lead an organization that uses employee ID badges, considering using a different color or a special designation on the badges for newly hired employees for at least their first 30 days and ideally up to 60 days.

Bloggers: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges

AFP Blog

Bloggers: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges: "Bloggers: We Don't Need No Stinkin' BadgesRob HofTim O'Reilly's and Jimmy Wales' call for a blogging code of conduct, including an 'anything goes' badge for sites, sure has raised a ruckus. His idea is understandable in the wake of the recent Kathy Sierra incident, in which the prominent blogger received death threats on another blog."Tags:

Use New-Hire Employee Name Badges

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you lead an organization that uses employee ID badges, considering using a different color or a special designation on the badges for newly hired employees for at least their first 30 days and ideally up to 60 days.

YouTube Tool Collection: My YouTube Badge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Get your own youTube badge. I used one to create the badge above YouTube is one of several video hosts that I'm experimenting posting my videos on these days so I can compare them at some point. (I

Building Loyalty Through a Different Kind of Membership Program

Connection Cafe

Even free apps like FourSquare reward checking in to locations with badges and titles like “Mayor”. Even if the benefits aren’t tangible, such as those badges you earn in FourSquare, I’m still drawn to do my best to earn them because it’s fun. Do those badges mean anything?

5 Ways to Empower Your Crowdsource Fundraisers


Fundraising Page Badges. Fundraising badges for repeat fundraisers. Display these badges on your fundraiser’s personal page so that they can show off to the world. Trophy Case” Badges.

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Network for Good Launches Charity Badges!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

via Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog Network for Good today launches their charity badges with some great support from Yahoo! Having implemented a successful campaign to raise the money to support a young college student named Leng Sopharath in Cambodia that raised $872 using the ChipIn widget, I set up a charity badge over at Network for Good to support the Sharing Foundation's educational programs which provide educational opportunities for over 1,300 children.

Jars with Labels and Charity Badges in Australia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The question: Are there charity badges that work in Australia? From my Flickr Photos. A reader who writes the Flip the Bucket Blog left a question in the comments on another blog post. Can anyone answer?

Celeb Charity Badges Help Raise Money

Have Fun - Do Good

Each star created a badge that describes the charity they support, and has a button that links directly to the organization's donation page on Network for Good, like the one below by Colin Firth. You can either choose a celebrity badge to put on your blog or web site, or you can create your own badge for the cause of your choice. News celebrity badge fundraiser Network for Good net2 nptechHow many people watched the Golden Globe Awards?

Is Your Blog Listed in All Top Nonprofits? Add A Badge To Your Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You can now add a badge to your site. Here's the official badge. The one above is an alternative badge from a collection created by Jenny Lawson. I just discovered that my blog is listed in alltop nonprofit version. There's quite a few of nonprofit tech bloggers in there too. Alltop is a one-page listing of RSS feeds of the "top" blogs in an industry or sector - created by Guy Kawaski. More information about alltop

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In a conversation with colleagues who are keynote speakers, I shared that I have saved all my s peaker badges over the last ten year s. The badges are like little trophies in a collection that has taken over several drawers in my desk. Why not let them go?

Drab to Fab: Your Peer-to-Peer Event Makeover

Connection Cafe

Get tactical with us and check out the chapters on registration forms, registration fees, badges, engaging with participants and more! It’s a P2P takeover! Or should I say makeover ? I have a deep love for makeovers; I can’t get enough of them, especially makeover TV shows.

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Wild Apricot Blog : A Charity Badge to Raise Dough?

Wild Apricot Blog

It's Official: Sharing Foundation Raises $100,000 and wins Network for Good Charity Badge/Yahoo Competition!!!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Three weeks ago, using what I learned from my first personal fundraising campaign , I launched a second campaign to raise money for the Sharing Foundation education programs using the Network For Good Charity Badge and entering the Yahoo!

How To Engage Your Fundraisers With Gamification & Rewards

Connection Cafe

These come in the form of tasks, points, badges and levels. Give these fundraisers special badges to highlight their knowledge, achievements or participation in certain campaigns. . Each Mo Bro and Mo Sista are given a personalized page that shows how close they are to achieving their fundraising goals, and they receive badges when they hit certain fundraising levels.

Watch Your Content: Protecting Your Website Against Copyright Infringement

Byte Technology

To begin, register your website with the DMCA and add one of their badges to your site, which lets potentials infringers know that you’re protecting your content.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems


Automation tools available in some community tools allow organizations to create a lite LMS type experience: watch a video and earn a badge. participate in discussions and earn a badge. complete a quiz and earn a badge. gather all three badges and earn a designation.

New Mobile App Will Change the Way Donors Give and Nonprofits Fundraise

Nonprofit Tech for Good

My guess is that over time the app will include badges for giving levels, special calls-to-action from your favorite nonprofits, social fundraising, year-end donation receipts, and perhaps even gaming dynamics to earn points that can be redeemed for prizes or promotions.

What To Do When There Is An Emergency? Red Cross has an App for that!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It also includes a number of features that go beyond what is currently available in other free first aid apps—particularly the ability to earn and share badges with your social network. Go check out the new American Red Cross First Aid App, available free for both iPhone and Android.

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Wild Apricot Blog : 7 Tips to Make Your Charity Badge a Success

Wild Apricot Blog

YouTube’s new features include custom embed sizing and sweet looking badges!

John Haydon

The kind folks over at SocialFish invite me each month to write a post on their blog. Today I published an article called “ YouTube now gives you superhuman power&# , which goes into detail about the new features you’ll find in your YouTube channel.

7 Unique Fundraising Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Purchase properties and select the nonprofit to benefit: You are then attached to the property and added to a map: And you earn badges and property certificates: 2.

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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Fundraising badges. Like leaderboards, peer-to-peer software may offer badges. Badges are usually online icons that supporters earn when they reach certain fundraising milestones. Badges are fun to collect and can motivate supporters to reach your highest goals.

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11NTC Tip of the Day: Come Prepared to Network


Every attendee name badge will have a QR code that links to your myNTC profile (the 11NTC online conference and community). If you have a smart phone, you'll be able to scan other attendees' name badges to follow them, send a message, or request a meeting within myNTC.

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Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits


He showed me how to add a +1 button to a website and how to create a Google+ badge for your site. I admit I was a bit skeptical when I got an email from a Google rep offering to help set up a Google+ page for ASHA.

The State of Community Management 2015


Basic advocacy programs – those that provide a title and a badge to one group of leaders – provide little impact in engagement rates. The 2015 State of Community Management Report is out!!

Improve Your Tradeshow Performance With The Right Apps


For Lead Collecting: Badge Scanner Apps. Look for one that includes a badge scanning feature; if a person is interested in your product, simply scan their badge and add their name to a lead collection list. Heading out to a big tradeshow soon? Better have a few apps at the ready.

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Get Smart(er) About Your P2P Recognition Program

Connection Cafe

Award badges or pins that recognize fundraising level and can be worn at the event. When it comes to peer-to-peer fundraising events, there are a few indisputable truths—you will have zero dollar participants, you won’t have enough port-a-potties, and people will do anything to get a t-shirt.

Why You Need to Game Your Supporters


As gamification evolves beyond badges and avatars, nonprofits can institute game play to tell their story in a moving and convincing way. This is a guest post by Jesse Noyes. He’s a Corporate Reporter at Eloqua.

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Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gabriela Schneider, Chief Communications Officer at Issue One.

Taking a Break from Work: It Is Called A Vacation!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just as you should not hold up your working excessive hours or forgoing your sleep a badge of honor and perseverance, do not put credence in the notion that “never taking a vacation” is admirable in any way.

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It's All In The Tools

Connection Cafe

Achievement badges - Foursquare, Get Glue and now you! It’s time for event fundraisers to get on the online badge happy train. Badges provide you a free way to motivate your participants and keep them engaged in your event. Author: Guest Blogger.

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5 SEO Tips for Non-Profits

Beaconfire Wire

Provide logos, badges, or widgets that your supporters can easily plug into their own web sites. Beware of linked badges/graphics that don’t give search engines enough information. So, ask your supporters for links and be sure to provide them with SEO-friendly badges.

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Why Self-Interested Volunteers are the Best for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For Washington Trail Association volunteers like Chris O’Brien, donning an orange hard hat out on the trail is a badge of honour.

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning


For those competencies acquired, learners earn micro-credentialing or badges. Post by Jack McGrath, President of Digitec Interactive. These guys are awesome, check out their new LMS platform here. ———– “Oh to be young and underemployed,” said no one ever.

10 Partnership Outreach Tips For Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Charity Navigator recently gave the Clinton Foundation the highest possible rating and that distinction is publicized on the charity’s website with a special badge in the footer. Partnering with a local business can give your nonprofit more visibility and financial stability, among other perks. Keep reading to learn how to create lasting connections with companies in your community and beyond. Take a Multi-Layered Approach.

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing


Less than 10 percent of respondents indicated that have experimented with trendy new options like massive open online courses (MOOCs), digital badges, flipped classrooms, or gamification.


The Dallas Museum of Art Took a Major Risk, and The Outcome Has Been Remarkable.

Connection Cafe

Apps like FourSquare, where users can earn badges just by checking in at locations, have turned social media into gamification. By Jen Leavitt, Arts and Cultural Consultant. . About a year ago, the Dallas Museum of Art did something truly innovative.