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App Resources for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

How would apps benefit your nonprofit or library? Apps for Nonprofits and Libraries. Thanks to a grant from Microsoft , TechSoup's App It Up project investigated the kinds of apps nonprofits and libraries are using to engage their constituents, tell their stories, and get their work done. See our nonprofit and library app survey results and the nonprofit and library Apps Wish List to see how other nonprofits and libraries are thinking about apps.

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The Good (and Bad) News About Mobile Security

Tech Soup Blog

The good news is that there are some basic steps you can take to protect the mobile devices you use in your nonprofit or library. But we also want nonprofits and libraries to explore apps safely and securely. While Android devices have been the most popular targets for mobile malware, all smartphones and tablets – including Android, Apple, Windows, and Blackberry devices – are at risk for theft and data loss.

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10 Essential Tools for the Nonprofit New Media Manager on the Go

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twitter Apps for Android and Blackberry are also available. Facebook has a mobile site ( m.facebook.com ), a touch site ( touch.facebook.com ), and Apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm, Sidekick and many more. Foursquare is essential for nonprofits that are location-based (such as museums, food banks, and libraries ). Beyond adding your nonprofit on the desktop site, most of the ROI from using Foursquare comes from using it on an iPhone, Android phone, or Blackberry.

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Staying Relevant In A Fast-Changing World

Eric Jacobsen Blog

For example, you’ll discover the lessons learned by Kodak, Xerox, BlackBerry, Delta, Barnes & Noble, Marriott International, FedEx, New York University, Greenwich Public Library and dozens more.

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iPhone owners: Anyone solved the multi-Mac dilemma?

Judi Sohn

Sure, I can charge my phone, but I have to be careful not to let iTunes sync, because it insists on only syncing to one iTunes Library at a time. I’m not looking to sync the whole Library. This is something I still miss about the BlackBerry. 10 reasons I still love my Blackberry even though it isn’t an iPhone So if rumors are to be believed, the Blackberry 9000. When I’m home, I sync my iPhone with my iMac, and life is good.

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How To Stay Relevant In A Fast-Changing World

Eric Jacobsen Blog

For example, you’ll discover the lessons learned by Kodak, Xerox, BlackBerry, Delta, Barnes & Noble, Marriott International, FedEx, New York University, Greenwich Public Library and dozens more. Alan Adamson , co-author of the new book, Shift Ahead , says that “the ability for companies and organizations to stay relevant is being significantly challenged by the accelerating pace of change – and new ways of doing things – that are emerging with every passing day.”

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Credit Card Processing – Helping Nonprofits Raise More Money Wherever Their Fundraising Efforts Take Them!

Tech Soup Blog

Accepting credit cards is a great way for nonprofits, charities and public libraries to increase their fundraising efforts. PayAnywhere also offers: Compatibility with most Apple, Android, and BlackBerry devices. These days you can even get a mobile credit card processing solution that will allow you to accept credit and debit card payments anytime, anywhere.

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How To Stay Relevant

Eric Jacobsen Blog

For example, you’ll discover the lessons learned by Kodak, Xerox, BlackBerry, Delta, Barnes & Noble, Marriott International, FedEx, New York University, Greenwich Public Library and dozens more. Alan Adamson , co-author of the book, Shift Ahead , says that “the ability for companies and organizations to stay relevant is being significantly challenged by the accelerating pace of change – and new ways of doing things – that are emerging with every passing day.”

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Apps for Disaster Planning

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup recently updated its disaster planning and recovery guide, The Resilient Organization , to include the new ways nonprofits, charities, and public libraries are using technology. FEMA App (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) contains disaster safety tips, interactive lists for storing your emergency kit and emergency meeting location information, and a map with open local shelters and open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers.

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Process Payments and Donations from Anywhere

Tech Soup Blog

Arm your nonprofit, library, or foundation with a way to process payments and donations from just about anywhere with tools from the new PayAnywhere donation program at TechSoup. Accept payments at one-time events, like auctions and library book sales. This donation from PayAnywhere provides mobile and web-based payment processing services to nonprofits, foundations, and public libraries.

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Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition

Tech Soup Blog

The FEMA app is available in the Android marketplace , with iPhone and Blackberry versions coming soon. WISER , the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders from the National Library of Medicine is a free resource for first responders to hazardous material incidents. The WISER mobile app is available for Apple, Windows, Blackberry and Palm devices.

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Get Ready for Tax Season and Organize Your Finances with Mobile Apps

Tech Soup Blog

PayAnywhere (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) is a mobile and web-based payment processing service that lets you accept donations from just about anywhere. Sage Mobile Payments (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) is another mobile payment service available through TechSoup. To learn about more apps, check out TechSoup's App It Up 2: Transforming Communities , a project for curating apps for nonprofits and libraries and sharing knowledge around the topic of mobile.

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Stay Productive On the Road, In the Field, and Away from the Office

Tech Soup Blog

So it's a good thing many TechSoup donor partners offer mobile versions of the technology you already rely on for your nonprofit, charity, or library. PayAnywhere (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) is a mobile and web-based payment processing service that lets you accept donations from just about anywhere. Your work can't always come to a stop when you're away from the office or don't have your computer.

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OneNote vs. Springpad vs. Evernote: Which Notetaking App Is Right for You?

Tech Soup Blog

I started using it for the simple fact that there was an Evernote app for the BlackBerry (my phone at the time) and that I could use it on my work PC and my home Mac. My first project on Springpad was planning TechSoup for Libraries' booth at the upcoming Public Library Association conference. Android, Desktop (Mac and Windows), BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone, Web. I write down everything. It's the only way I'll remember anything.

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Giving the Gift of Accessibility

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Through her contribution we were able to give our most active volunteers (those who have directly contributed to adding 150 books or more to the library) a chance to request a book -- any book that they wanted to see in Bookshare’s Collection. and Blackberry pie, my dog, at my side. There's so much going on these days at Bookshare: a growing community that's getting hard to keep track of!

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Use Your Donation on the Go with TechSoup Donor Partner Mobile Apps

Tech Soup Blog

It works with iOS and Blackberry devices. If you need mobile Internet access, take a look at Mobile Beacon 's 4G mobile broadband devices for nonprofits, schools, and libraries. Want mobile access to the software your organization relies on to get its work done? Many TechSoup donor partners offer mobile versions of the products your organization already uses.

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Losing Mobile Users? Easy Mobile-Website Builder Can Help You: New TechSoup Program

Tech Soup Blog

With an exponential increase in people accessing the Internet on mobile devices, the nonprofits, charities, and libraries that don't have a website optimized for mobile devices or that haven't created a separate mobile website risk irritating — or losing — their supporters. The mobile website developed on Guide by Cell can be accessed by any iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or Windows smartphone platform. Change Isn't Coming. It's Here.

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Tech for Good at Mobile World Congress

Tech Soup Blog

You can read about some of these apps in on our Apps for Nonprofits and Libraries page. If your organization or library is interested in building an app, the new AppMachine site is worth checking out. You don't need any programming experience to build an app for your nonprofit or library, either. While Apple, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry are the main players in the smartphone market today, some new operating systems made waves at MWC.

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Taming the Last Unindexed Frontier | Beaconfire Wire

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In addition, it can be tough to search a video library for a particular section – particularly if it’s an audio reference, searching may have to be done in real time. Mobile readers – whether it’s a Blackberry, Treo or even a new Kindle (incidentally, Amazon, thanks for advertising something that’s out of stock until post-Christmas on your homepage), your mobile device probably can’t do video.

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