Guest Post by Chad Norman: 5 Nonprofit Storytelling Lessons from a Master of Hip-Hop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Chad Norman, publisher of I dig webby things.and I bet you do too So much of social media and relationship marketing revolves around storytelling, and this is especially true for nonprofits. Using the internet and social media as a vehicle to tell stories is an approachable, inexpensive, and effective way to engage your audience (Check out NTEN's social media and storytelling web seminars series for the juicy details.)

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Guest Post by Chad Norman: Power to Your Peeps! Why Real-time Fundraising with Twitter Works

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Chad Norman, publisher of I dig webby things.and I bet you do too I dig speaking at nonprofit conferences and events, and one of my favorite topics to cover is the real-time use of social media. And just last month, I used Twitter to raise $350 in a couple hours to help send the NTEN staff out for a relaxing excursion.

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Interact with NTEN Office Hours - Chad Norman's Webby Things

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From Chad Norman's Blog. Interact with NTEN Office Hours - Chad Norman's Webby Things: "Interact with NTEN Office HoursYesterday I participated in the NTEN Office Hours program by hosting a session in the Communication Track.which we all know these days means webby things. Tags: NTEN NPtech

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2012 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference

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NTEN is back in San Francisco and the NTC conference is once again sold out. Speakers: Chad Norman and Melanie Mathos. Disclosure: I serve on the board of directors of NTEN. Nonprofit Trends Fundraising Multichannel NTEN Online Giving Peer-to-Peer Social Media UsabilityYou 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.

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NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up

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Flickr: Chad_Norman I'm a little late in getting last week's round-up up, but better late than never, right? Here are highlights from the web of NTEN members doing their, you know, NTEN-type awesomeness: NARAL-Pro Choice America launched a contest on Twitter last week: submit hashtag (#) ideas for aggregating the discussion around "the Supreme Court battle that's just around the corner." Tags: NPTech nten members

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September Communications RoundTable : A Social Media Sharing Fest

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RoundTables are monthly hour-long chats, free for NTEN Members, moderated by an NTEN member from the field of Consulting, Communications, or IT -- depending on which RoundTable it is. Here are some highlights from this month's particularly tool-loaded Communications RoundTable with Chad Norman of Blackbaud. Chad is an absolute rock star when it comes to social media and marketing.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: March 26th

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Flickr: Chad Norman (Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing. Tag your own news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help us find your awesome online, or contact Annaliese with your updates.) . with some other NTEN superstars, including Beth Kanter , David Neff , and. Tags: community buzz nten members their nptech awesome. Members are in bold.

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NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Appreciation for 501 Tech Club Leaders

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Read NTEN’s page on starting a new club and then email us at community@nten.org. This week is National Volunteer Week ! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, says "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference."

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: First Week of October

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(Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Tag your news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help us find your awesome, or contact Annaliese with your updates.). joined host Chad Norman on the latest Baudcast , the nonprofit tech podcast series from Blackbaud. Tags: community buzz NPTech nten members Members are in bold.

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NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: Week of October 16th

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09 NTENnies At Large (Blackbaud's Chad Norman, and Convio's Jordan Viator) (Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Tag your news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help us find your awesome, or contact Annaliese with your updates.) . Tags: community buzz NPTech NTEN nten members

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. 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.

2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference ? Day 1

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference – Day 1 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 17th, 2011 NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference ( #NTC ) is in Washington, DC and it’s sold out once again. Blackbaud and NTEN are teaming up this year to present some great content during and after this year’s conference.

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

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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. Tags: 09NTC NPTech NTEN Clay Shirky , author of Here Comes Everybody , shared his insights into the world of organizing without organizations on Monday morning. If you want the full NTC experience, be sure to watch Holly’s Beyonce video remake immediately before the video below.

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

Connection Cafe

As I wrote this post on the flight back from my third NTEN Conference I know I felt similar to many of the other 1,600 “NPTechies” (Nonprofit Techies) who are leaving San Francisco. Good feelings and Facebook friends will not solely allow an organization to fulfill its goals or balance a budget, but in a time when technology staffs are particularly stressed, the NTEN Conference allows many of us an invaluable opportunity to recharge our spirits.

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Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Amy Sample Ward, NTEN. Chad Norman, Blackbaud. 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits Melanie Mathos and Chad Norman, Blackbaud. 2008 SXSW Panel: Pimp Your Nonprofit Cause photo by Ed Schipul. The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March, 2012 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event. The final program is selected through a combination of an open submission and voting process.

2009 NTC: Community Tagging Wrap-Up

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Flickr: Chad_Norman The 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference was a blast, but it sure felt like a whirlwind of information and people. Tags: 09NTC community buzz NPTech NTEN We're lucky that so many attendees took photos, blogged, and tweeted to capture and share their conference experiences. Folks used "09ntc" as the primary tag when publishing information and media about the conference online.

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Vote Now for Your Favorite 17NTC Sessions

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofit educators, leaders, and consultants from multiple countries submitted over 540 session proposals to NTEN. You need to log in with your NTEN account. If you don't have an NTEN account, register first. Click on the title of the session to go to NTEN's space. Tech for Good Show and Tell: A Crowdsourced Session submitted by Chad Leaman @chadleaman. Your opinion counts!

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WeAreMedia Toolbox: The Final T-Shirt Winners

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Throughout the month of October, NTEN's WeAreMedia. In the meantime, here's another batch of T-Shirt Winners: Kristin Wolff Will Coley Amy Sample Ward Avi Kaplan Chad Norman Maggie McGary Congrats worked on building the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box. Nonprofit social media techies filled the pages with links to tools, tips, and tutorials for these types of social media tools: Monitoring. RSS Readers. Social Bookmarking. Commenting. Blogging Tools. Podcasting. Photo Sharing.

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Changing the world, one sxsw session at a time

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Chad Norman, Blackbaud. Amy Sample Ward, NTEN. For some people, they can’t wait for excitement of christmas morning. I feel the same way about the day that the sxsw panel picker opens for voting. Sure, I’m weird. But in the best possible way, right? (of of course right).

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Recap: Community Organizing Tools from the Experts

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We recognize NTEN’s 501 Tech Clubs (local in-person groups) and Communities of Practice (CoPs) (online affinity groups) organizers are one clever and innovative bunch! CoP organizers Praan Misir ( CommBuild ) and Brett Ashley Crawford ( Arts Nonprofits ) and Tech Club organizers Regina Walton ( SFTech4Good ), Paula Jones ( NCTech4Good ), and Chad Leaman and Elijah van der Giessen (both from NetSquared Vancouver ) took time out to deliver the presentation.

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NTC Day of Service 2010 As Pizza By The Slice

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Joel Zimmer The annual Day of Service at the NTEN NTC Conference has been a tradition since 2000. A group of nonprofit techies share their time and expertise with nonprofits from the local community. I've had the pleasure of being involved, along with long time colleague Cheryl Hanback , since almost the beginning. . Orlando Roundup 2002 - Day of Service - We Won The Swimming UpStream Award!

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QR Codes, Electronic Devices,Nonprofits, and Concert Etiquette

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NTEN has published a useful quick “What’s This? Chad Norman shares a post of some interesting nonprofit examples , including one from the South Carolina Aquarium that created the Be Rare Contest , which used QR codes as the focus of a city-wide scavenger hunt. Joe Waters shares an example used for Cause Marketing.

It's NTC Community Voting Time!

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No hanging chads here, my friends. Our comments are moderated, and mean and/or inappropriate comments will be laughed at by NTEN staff, then promptly deleted. A: We take the community input and give the input and all of the sessions to the 14NTC steering committee and the NTEN staff. It''s 14NTC Community Voting Time! The submissions are closed, the steering committee has met, and the module is in place.

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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 MobileActive.org 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 Socialbrite.org 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.

Scholarship Campaign Wrap Up: Thank You!

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Once again, the amazing NTEN community rallied to support one another. I've been at NTEN for over seven years now, and the generosity of spirit that you show during this campaign, and every day, is exactly why I stick around. Chad Norman. In the last two weeks, you raised over $7,000 for the 10NTC Scholarship Campaign ! Thanks to the generosity of Convio , we can add another $10,000 to that total, bringing us to $17,195.

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Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

Our friends at NTEN give out NTENny Awards every year to recognize people making a significant contribution to the nonprofit tech community; once again, close to half of the winners were affiliated with NetSquared and our Tech4Good meetups. Please join NTEN (and me!) This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events.

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Happy 10NTC Eve!

Connection Cafe

I’m in Atlanta on the eve of the 2010 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference and excited about the few people that I have already run into and looking forward to reuniting with more friends and NPTech peeps. Last year I wrote about my Kumbaya Moments at the NTEN Conference in San Francisco and I’m looking forward to more this year, but I thought I’d start off with a few tips that I’ve found helpful to get the most out of the NTC whether you’re here or not.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I like how Holly Ross from NTEN handles her presence and her staff's presence -- and they are using Twitter for the organization. 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).

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.

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

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.

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

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive 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.