Benetech Statistician Megan Price talks to local ASA chapter

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There was much excitement and interest in recruiting Stephen Pierson, the American Statistical Association’s Director of Science Policy, to consider such an initiative. statistics statisticians HRP Daubert Chad HRDAG human rights Habre Kosovo ASA Guatemala MilosevicGuest Beneblog by Megan Price I recently had the opportunity to present several of HRP’s projects to the local San Francisco chapter of the American Statistical Association (SFASA).

Benetech Human Rights Data Analysts Uncover Critical Evidence

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In 2010, Benetech’s Human Rights Data Analysis Group examined once hidden government documents from Guatemala and Chad that provided key evidence needed to hold former national leaders and security forces accountable for human rights violations. The past year of research by HRDAG analysts has supported key criminal prosecutions and uncovered the truth about political violence in Guatemala, Iran, Colombia, Chad and Liberia.

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[VIDEO] Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause


Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on finding potential supporters for your nonprofit organization. Chad will review the best practices in fundraising prospect identification and provide practical tips for how small nonprofits can maximize their network.

They're Finally Here! Video of the 09NTC Plenaries.


We know you’ve all been patiently waiting (and maybe even reading and re-reading Chad Norman’s blog post or Shelley Hamilton’s illustrated notes in anticipation) so with no further ado, we give you video. On Tuesday morning, Eben Moglen , Professor of Law, Columbia Law School and Founding Director, Software Freedom Law Center , gave us his opinion on sharing knowledge, technology and software.

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2012 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference


Speakers: Chad Norman and Melanie Mathos. Disclosure: I serve on the board of directors of NTEN. NTEN is back in San Francisco and the NTC conference is once again sold out. You can follow what’s happening on Twitter by searching for the #12NTC hash tag. If you can’t attend in person, then please check out NTC Online. It has lots of sessions available for viewing at a very affordable price. Once again this year, Blackbaud is live streaming a few of the sessions.


Mapping Your Online/Offline Activism: Surfrider Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today I attended an informative lunchtime presentation by Chad Nelsen who is the Environmental Director at the Surfrider Foundation where he has worked since 1998. Chad did a video clip explaining the slide. (He The above map that Chad explains gets at it. Chad pointed out that they rarely police what chapters are doing and while it might annoy the lawyers, they rarely have to intervene.

11 Powerful Quotes about New Power at the 2019 Social Good Summit

Connection Cafe

Here are 11 quotes from the Social Good Summit that highlighted the importance of new power in driving change and solving the world’s most pressing problems: “If there hadn’t been bottom-up organizing, a lot of us wouldn’t be here right now… Absolutely everything on the ground makes all the difference.” – Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of UPROSE .

Getting the Most Out of Your Online Forms

NonProfit Hub

Chad Reid is Director of Communications for JotForm , a popular online form building tool and has previously worked for several nonprofits. He currently lives in Oakland, California with his girlfriend and three cats. _. Online forms can help your nonprofit help others—whether you use them to improve your bottom line, acquire talented new workers, throw fundraising events or add members.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up


Flickr: Chad_Norman I'm a little late in getting last week's round-up up, but better late than never, right? Lou is the Director of Technology Projects for Save the Children, formerly worked for the American Red Cross, and founded the Wilderness Technology Alliance.

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Using Pinterest to Drive Social Commerce


Just as Chad Norman’s and my book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits , went to print, a new social network started gaining momentum – Pinterest ! When Pinterest burst on the scene, Carie Lewis , director of emerging media at The Humane Society of the United States, immediately started experimenting with how the organization could extend its already prolific social brand on the new platform.

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09NTC Nonprofit Radio: How to Make Podcasts That Promote Your Brand and Engage Supporters

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I’m here at the 09NTC in Corey Pudhorodsky and Chad Norman’s session on podcasting! Chad: baudcast. interview volunteers, staff, directors. Session Description: With portable music players, smart phones, and cheap bandwidth everywhere, more and more online marketers are turning to podcasting as a powerful way to extend the reach of their brands and engage supporters.

Priming the widget response network for action

Rebooting Charity

Nigel blogged after listening to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Darfur and Chad Appeal over the weekend. Incidently, the Appeal for Darfur and Chad has raised around £3m since its launch last Thursday, and for the first time ever in a DEC appeal, more has been raised online than by phone, according to this article in Professional Fundraising. Something else to go on the radar of your buzz director.

Guest Post by JD Lasica -- Socialbrite: A new sharing & learning hub

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Katrin Verclas, founder and editor-in-chief of and past executive director of NTEN. especially Dennis Yu, Chad King and Austin Stierler — who took us under their wing and agreed to host us for free. Chad Capellman of Boston, who lent his development help and keen CSS eye to this project. Submitted by JD Lasica, publisher of Socialbrite fills a glaring gap in the social media world.

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Eating my own dogfood. It sometimes tastes yucky.

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

There are still some, shall we say, hanging chads. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Eating my own dogfood. It sometimes tastes yucky. July 9, 2007 So I talk a lot about both open source software, and the preciousness of one’s own data. I rail against vendors who promote lock-in. I tout the benefits of open source software.

101 +1 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits


That is why Chad Norman and I co-authored the book 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits – to provide actionable ideas with mini-case studies featuring the leading social media rock stars in the nptech world. Whether you are an events person, a web guru, or a director of development, there are sets of tactics geared towards many roles. Well, if there is a typo, I will blame it on that… or Chad. 101 +1 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits.

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Nonprofits Show Technology in Action

Tech Soup Blog

Technology such as screen readers and braille displays allow people with vision loss to access computer technology," says Chad Leaman, director of development at NeilSquire Services. What does technology in action look like? In September, we asked nonprofits and libraries to show us exactly how technology activates their organization and helps fulfill their mission.

Nonprofit Technology News: The Demise of Facebook Causes and Cloud Storage for Charities

Tech Soup Blog

Box has chosen Bryan Breckenridge, formerly the head of LinkedIn for Good , as’s executive director. Chad McEvoy of Global Giving is the BRIDGE project manager. As summer starts, we’ll report on what happened to Facebook Causes, some big developments in cloud computing including the launch of Salesforce1, a big partnership between Salesforce and Microsoft that bodes well for charities, and the launch of, free cloud storage for nonprofits.

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NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference: A Vibrant "Social" Community of Practice

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The video above is the result of a brilliant online fundraising campaign that NTEN's executive director, Holly Ross, launched back in February to help raise $10,000 in matching scholarship money to Convio's scholarship sponsorship. Chad Norman did a fantastic job at summarizing and blogging the key points. I have not been blogging because I've been at the NTEN NTC Conference , the premier event for nonprofit techies taking place in San Francisco.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

in congratulating NTENny Award winners and NetSquared organizers Jason King (formerly of NetSquared London), Chad Leaman (NetSquared Vancouver), Roshani Kothari (NetSquared DC), Sarah Rasmussen (PDXtech4good), and Tony Caufield (Tech4Good Las Vegas). Seattle, Washington: King County Executive Director Forum. Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events. But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers.

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Social Media in the Nonprofit Workplace: Does Your Organization Need A Social Media Policy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm not sure we need "social media guidelines," but if your staff is unsure or the executive director is uncomfortable, I think a conversation is needed. Last week, I heard a wonderful presentation by Chad Nelsen from the SurfRider Foundation. Photo by Terry Bain in Flickr I've been hearing a lot lately from folks who work in nonprofits asking for examples of "social media or social networking policies." There are examples (see below).

2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference ? Day 1


Blackbaud’s Internet marketing manager, Chad Norman, will lead the session, with support from leading experts including Danielle Brigida, digital marketing manager at National Wildlife Federation. On a first-come-first-serve basis, attendees may sign up for a personal review and ten-minute brainstorm about their organizations’ sites, conducted by Raheel Gauba, Blackbaud’s director of creative services.

BRIDGE to Somewhere: A Conversation with GlobalGiving, GuideStar, the Foundation Center, and TechSoup Global

Tech Soup Blog

Sheila Warren, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances and General Counsel, TechSoup Global (SW): So you can see where the “bridge” comes in. Braz Brandt, Senior Director of Technology Strategy, GuideStar (BB) : From the beginning of the project, we have all been concerned about the privacy of the data we’re using to build the BRIDGE system.

Blackbaud tries to sell itself off as Software As a Service. using Googles Knol | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you’re not a Blackbaud nerd like I am, you wouldn’t know that the Timothy Chou who wrote the article was the Timothy Chou who is on Blackbaud’s Board of Directors. Chad said: Remember when we talked last night and I mentioned eTapestry? (c: Allan Benamer said: @Chad, I get that Blackbaud wants to be a SaaS, but pardon me for not usually making the connection.

My Kumbaya Moments: Like Summer Camp for NPTechies, the NTEN Conference

Connection Cafe

” When the conference formally kicked off on Monday morning, attendees were treated to a fantastic pre-recorded dance performance of Beyonce’s “Put a Ring on It” by NTEN’s Executive Director, Holly Ross. Another personal favorite moment of mine was co-presenting in the “Nonprofit Radio: How to use Podcasting to Engage Your Constituents and Build Your Brand” session with Chad Norman of the Baudcast.

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Beijing 2008 Olympics Potential Catalyst for Human Rights

Have Fun - Do Good

They've organized an international Olympic Torch Relay which began on August 9 in Chad, near the Darfur border, and will finish in China in January. The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing is providing leverage for Tibetan, Darfurian, Burmese and Chinese human rights campaigns: The International Campaign for Tibet created the Race for Tibet.

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Blackbaud releases three major products – forgets to blog or create a landing page | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Chad Norman said: There are pages for both Blackbaud Enterprise CRM and Blackbaud Direct Marketing on the site. Allan Benamer said: I’m sorry Chad, but those pages don’t have any real information to sink my teeth into.

What Can I Do About Genocide? An Interview with Janessa Goldbeck

Have Fun - Do Good

On April 15, 2008 I talked with Janessa Goldbeck, the Director of Membership at the Genocide Intervention Network, about what we can all do about genocide. Janessa Goldbeck: My name is Janessa Goldbeck and I am the Director of Membership at the Genocide Intervention Network. For example, since 2005, the US has allocated over $4 billion in humanitarian and peacekeeping and development assistance to the people of Sudan and Eastern Chad.

More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

For instance, I love the advice that you have to have a “buzz director&#. For example, Camp Darfur is a simulated Sudanese refugee camp in Second Life created by activists trying to get more public attention and political action on the crisis in the Sudan and neighboring Chad.