Legacy of Hope Austin: Dreams for Kids with Special Needs

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Julie Lyles Carr was asked a life-changing question five years ago: "What is the one thing you would like to do to impact your community?" During its five-year duration, the Cisco EPDP program has granted over $5.4 million in Cisco products.

Social Video Questions, Answered: Join TechSoup July 20

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leaders to answer nonprofit questions for the next NPLive. Sign up today to participate in the event to have these and many more of your questions answered. In the meantime, here are answers to a few of the frequently asked questions we receive about social video: What Is Social Video?

Networking Your Nonprofit: Let's Talk About Hardware

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You can wirelessly connect desktops, laptops, and printers to your network with hardware from the Brocade Donation Program or develop your nonprofit's wired and wireless network with hardware from the Cisco Donation Program. Cisco 2960-S Series 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch.

Networking Your Nonprofit: The Basics

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The following are some questions from our article — Networking 101: Understanding Your Needs — that might help to guide your network planning process by taking stock of what you have and need: What network infrastructure, if any, do you have in place? Have a question?

SocialCoding4Good: Mobilizing Technology and Volunteerism for Transformative Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last year, we found ourselves asking two key questions: What if we could build upon the enthusiasm and momentum that spring out of increasingly popular weekend hackathon-for-good events, and channel them towards existing, sustainable humanitarian free and open source (HFOSS) projects? With a seed grant from the Knight Foundation, we set out to find the answers to these questions.

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ITWorks: Your Support Changes Lives


100% of ITWorks graduates receive the Cisco IT Essentials Professional Certification. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions. Image courtesy of Covenant Trust Company.

Unmissable Stories This Week


It’s the hours each of us spends reviewing, organizing and deleting emails and the hours we spend answering the same questions over and over again. Cisco Networking Academies – A Picture of the Future (Innovation Excellence).

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Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Project management and success - Cliff Figallo has done a ton of stuff for some great companies including Cisco, the WELL, Electric Minds (Howard Rheingold), Social Media Today, AOL/GNN and Salon. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing.

Recording of Nonprofits Live Event: Video 101

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Help ; and Basho Mosko, part of Cisco's Corporate Affairs Marketing team. Participants engaged with the speakers through multiple streams of information as well as an interactive chat with a lively question and answer session. Watch the recorded event to get all the great resources and know-how, and post any questions or feedback in our forums. On July 20, 2011, TechSoup presented a live, interactive online event on the topic of nonprofit video.

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Campus Party H4SB — Hacking for Something Better Coming to US in 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I talked to a lot of Campuseros; those are their questions. Photos by Jamie Stobie and used with permission from the photographer. Note from Beth: My colleague, Daniel Ben-Horin, from TechSoup Global has been in the nonprofit technology for decades. He has seen it all.

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How Office 365 Helps Caring Partners Support At-Risk Youth

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With Office 365, instead of sending an email to 60 or so other care managers asking about a specific service or provider, they use the app to share the question with the entire staff. Caring Partners' Intranet platform was previously hosted by WebOffice through Cisco.

Looks Like Philanthropy Wasn’t One of Apple’s New Years Resolutions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Vincent Stehle’s column in the Chronicle of Philanthropy raises a good question: What responsibility does a major technology company like Apple have to the nonprofit world? Click to Sign Online Petition and Send Steve Jobs A Message.

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Understanding VoIP - A Report from the Trenches

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Once I decided VoIP was the answer, I began searching for Cisco phones because I believe they are the best. Not only did they work with Cisco phones, but they were FREE through TechSoup! Plus, we saved so much on the free Cisco phones, the cost was somewhat deferred. Ali, a BetterWorld employee, has assisted with training, porting our old number, and fielding my questions. This is a guest post from Salem Kimble, the manager of social.

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Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

E-Mediat is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the United States Department of State with support and in-kind donations from Microsoft, Cisco and craigslist Charitable Fund. Rami Al-Karmi, N2V Lab.

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The Future of Entrepreneurship Should Include Empathy, Acknowledge Gender Bias

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This panel focused on the future of entrepreneurs, its title being the question: "Have entrepreneurs lost the will to innovate?" In addition to Branson and Janah, the panel included Google X VP Megan Smith, Cisco VP of Emerging Technologies Jim Grubb, and Nest CEO Tony Fadell.

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NTC Day of Service 2011: The Art of Story Capture

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A group of volunteers, with parts and guidance from Cisco, installed of a wireless network at the WildTech Shelter. I focused on shadowing Mark and Shawn and asked them questions about their practice of story capture.

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Nonprofits Live: Social Video Recap

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” The hour-long discussion featured nonprofit video experts, examples of effective nonprofit videos, live chat and questions from the audience. Further questions and conversation continues in TechSoup’s online forums.

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E-Mediat: Day 2 – The Networked NGO in the Arab World

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The questions that are remain in my mind are: What are the best practices for moving a fortress organization to a networked one, specifically in the Arab countries context?

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Video Can Help Boost Donations in End-Of-The-Year Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And Cisco says that 90% of the world’s data will be video in four years. Make a video that answers these questions: What did we do in 2010? Photo by Fensterbme on Flickr.

Networking Your Nonprofit: Servers and Server Software

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Our donor partner Cisco's great how-to on networking basics. Have a question? In my previous post , we walked through some of the networking hardware you might need, and what's available for donation at TechSoup.

NTC Day of Service 2011: The Art of Story Capture


Wireless Network Installation A group of volunteers, with parts and guidance from Cisco, installed of a wireless network at the WildTech Shelter. The Art of Story Capture I focused on shadowing Mark and Shawn and asked them questions about their practice of story capture.

22 Years Ago…

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Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec are just a few. The obvious question. Cisco, Symantec, Adobe, Microsoft and others separately. This post by TechSoup Global founder and co-CEO, Daniel Ben-Horin, originally appeared on the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog.

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Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: Recap and Recordings of the ONTC


Edward said the single most important strategic question you can ask is "What's my destination?" " This leading question took him to the vision of "Making us all a part of one virtual village." Learn to love the questions. Edward challenges nonprofits with "Poke-in-the-Eye" questions : Why are we still running our own email? These are not questions to knock us down, but to challenge us to better solutions. Ask good questions.

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Renewing Your Products and Services

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If you have any further questions on what you need to do to renew your product, don’t hesitate to leave comments on this blog, check out or community forums , or contact Client Services at TechSoup. Cisco IOS Content Filtering Service. Many donated and discounted products at TechSoup have services and licenses that are tied to a one-year timeframe.

Changing the Present, Give Meaning, and Personal Fundraising Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In November 2006, WhatGoesAround.org announced that it would merge with NetworkforGood , the online giving portal that AOL, Yahoo, and Cisco Systems launched together in 2001. That's question the " Gifter Site , a series of experiments in social giving to change the world, is asking.

Nonprofit Technology News for March 2014

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Way back in August I posed the somewhat rhetorical question: Will Facebook’s Internet.org Bridge the Global Digital Divide? The DoGooder Awards recognize exceptional use of video to promote good causes and are sponsored by YouTube and TechSoup donor partner, Cisco.

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Use This eBook To Improve Your Communication

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David has worked with Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Virgin Atlantic, and is the president and founder of The Grossman Group in Chicago, IL. Question For Today Which person on your team did you thank today? skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

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Case Study: Tools for Community Engagement


While there were a few instances of serendipity – where notable JustCoz participants like prominent technologist & entrepreneur Jeff Pulver (who has over 400,000 followers) were retweeted by followers like Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior (who has nearly 1.4M Stacey struggled with the decision to commit so much time, energy, and focus on Facebook during this campaign because of the ethical questions around personal privacy, data sharing, and so on.

Confessions in Cairo!!! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Even items that you’d think would not be able to pass ITAR restrictions are sent over here (such as a Cisco PIX firewall). Question: do you think open source is more amenable to staff sizes under 10 or do you think Windows Small Business Server is a better bet?