Get Up to Speed with New Autodesk Tutorials!

Tech Soup Blog

Instead of using Autodesk's multi-application design collections, you can simplify and streamline your workflows by modeling, collaborating, and prototyping your designs all on a single platform, regardless of whether you're on a Mac or PC. Fusion 360 Tutorials.

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

" roundup activism advocacy bookmarks campaigning casestudies collaboration facebook guide howto innovation list net2-recommends postalicious privacy resources technology tutorialI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of December 15th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

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Socialbrite: Social Tools for Social Change

Amy Sample Ward

Scores of additional articles, guides and tutorials to help newcomers and veterans alike get better acquainted with this fast-moving space. Collaboration is the key to success, in everything really,” said Amy Sample Ward, an Oregonian now living in London who heads up London Net Tuesday and collaborates with others to create local opportunities to share and learn. “I Tags: digital learning resources collaboration nptech resource socialbrite

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Take a Second Look at Google Wave

Wild Apricot Blog

Google Wave's steep learning curve and "invitation only" policy made the collaboration tool less than useful for most nonprofits, when it first launched. But take another look: Wave is now faster and more stable, with quick-start templates and tutorials - and it's finally open for everyone to use.( online community Non-profit Communications collaboration project management application Google Wave

What is the Open Publishing Edition of NGO-in-a-box? | Open Publishing NGO-in-a-box

AFP Blog

Open Publishing NGO-in-a-box : "he Open Publishing Edition of NGO-in-a-box is a toolkit of Free and Open Source software, tutorials and guides for producing, publishing and distributing content. The Edition, produced by Tactical Tech in collaboration with iCommons, is aimed at small to medium sized non-profits, independent media organisations, free culture creators and grassroots journalists with a particular emphasis on those in developing and transition countries

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Private Foundations Are Now Eligible for Citrix Online Donations

Tech Soup Blog

case you haven’t heard, 501(c)(3) private foundations are now eligible to receive donated video conferencing, online collaboration, and remote desktop solutions from the Citrix Online Donation Program. For a thorough overview of this process, visit our How to Use TechSoup page or watch our Getting Started with TechSoup video tutorials.

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That training was either expensive or a hodge podge of low cost webinars and free video tutorials available on the web. The more exciting models have evolved past the traditional lecture-style instructional styles and incorporate peer learning, self-directed learning, and collaboration.

Mozilla Service Week Starts Today!

Amy Sample Ward

We’ve looked for people who want to share, give, engage, create, and collaborate by offering their time and talent to local organizations and people who need their help, and its not too late to get involved. That’s right: Today is the first day of Mozilla Service Week !

Free education tools you have never heard of


Scitable is available courtesy of NatureEducation which is an initiative for collaborative science education. Learnthat is a site that offers tutorials in different fields. With a tutorial format, there is so much you can learn from this site.

82 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools & Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

HTML Tutorial :: Dropbox is a cloud storage service (sometimes referred to as an online backup service) that is frequently used for file sharing and collaboration. The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

To The Twitterverse and Beyond: A Taxonomy of Twitter Tools from Brian Solis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's why I'm was so excited to see that Brian Solis and Jesse Thomas have collaborated on a "alpha" version of the "Twitterverse" of Twitter tools covering a broader taxonomy of uses - from relationship management to work flow support and beyond.

Open Source for Nonprofits: Programs to Try (Part 2)

Tech Soup Blog

OpenProject is a web-based project management system designed to help dispersed teams collaborate on projects of varying scope. Read product reviews and case studies, watch software tutorials, and try to demo the actual product.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities With Deep Pockets (Part 2)


Other communities like Spiceworks , uTest and GrabCAD offer online courses, webinars, videos, tutorials, best practices, product reviews, vendor ratings and other resources. Collaborating to solve problems.

36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

HTML Tutorial :: The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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Presenting With Visuals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Or is this style intended to be a stand alone on the web self-tutorial almost? However, the potential to collaborate more easily - than attaching a powerpoint to email or downloading from SlideShare is exciting. I'm a big fan of this style of presenting. It's the only way I can present. I hate text and bullet points. What I am looking for now is the best advice on the accompanying verbal delivery.

Recap: Community Organizing Tools from the Experts


As we all know, the nonprofit tech community is loaded with smart and thoughtful organizers who give their time and efforts to help the rest of us do the good work we do. 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! We learn new community organizing tips and tools from them all the time.

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Everything You Need To Know About Facebook’s Epic Upgrade To Pages

John Haydon

Think cause marketing and collaboration! The Nonprofit Facebook guy will have video tutorials. As a way to kick things off, this weekend I’ll publish a detailed video tutorial on using the new Facebook Pages ( stay tuned here ).

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Upcoming Nonprofits Live on September 14: Accessible and Assistive Technologies

Tech Soup Blog

Our expert speakers include: Sachin Malhan , co-founder of Inclusive Planet, which is working to enable online collaboration among the world's print-impaired population and also incubating new technologies in the web accessibility space.

CommunityOne West and JavaOne: Free Event in San Francisco for Open Source Developers and Other Techies for Good


Here's the official low-down: Get up to speed on dozens of free and open-source projects driving innovation in cloud computing, Web application development, social and collaborative technologies, and more. Social and Collaborative Platforms - Social networks and Web 2.0

Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)


3) Can you describe the internal collaboration workflow with other areas of the association (e.g. I am SO excited to present the first post in an ongoing series of interviews of Association Social Media Managers.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Salesforce CRM Tutorial and Free Tech Help Session! Victoria, British Columbia: Collaborate Effectively and Develop Your Work Flow. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

Get Creative with Microsoft Office

Tech Soup Blog

Find out how you can use Microsoft Office, Office 365, and Office Web Apps together to create and collaborate on documents. Microsoft's Office Support site is packed with webinars, tutorials, and features about all of the creative things you can do with Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, and more. Microsoft Office can do more than help you crunch numbers, write documents, and put together presentations.

Get the Tools to Train and Educate

Tech Soup Blog

New at TechSoup, these webinars will show you and your staff how to better manage interruptions, work more strategically, and collaborate more effectively. Up to 15 users can meet and collaborate in secure online web and phone conferences with GoToMeeting.

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Social Video Questions, Answered: Join TechSoup July 20

Tech Soup Blog

Social video includes the sharing of videos across networks and channels along with the rise of video meetings, workshops, and collaboration sessions integrated with social media tools. In future NPLive sessions we will dig deeper with social video collaboration tools like.

Case Study: Moving to Google Apps


Annika Billqvist, Office and Technology Manager, HandsOn Bay Area When I started at HandsOn Bay Area in 2006, the organization didn’t have a long-term technology plan in place and used many different systems for communication, collaboration, and data storage. The trainings would be group trainings but I also posted information on our intranet and added links to Google Apps tutorials, online training videos and demos, and tips and tricks for using Google services.

How To Make A Back Channel Light Up Like Clark Griswald's House

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The community is hosted by Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer of SocialFish in collaboration with Omnipress. Then, I encourage beginners to ask their questions and acknowledge that the content may feel fast-paced - and that's why I've included tutorials on the wiki.

Swept Up in a Google Wave


Mashable's Google Wave: 5 Ways It Could Change the Web gives some concrete examples to some of the ideas I floated last week; and, for those of you lucky enough to have access to Wave, here's a tutorial on how to build a robot. Photo by Mrjoro.

2 Comments Toolkit for Google Data | Warrior Point - Latest News on SaaS & Tutorials for On-demand Software | Monday, 23 June 2008 at 8:56 am [.] Astadia developed Astadia Report Collaboration for Google Spreadsheets 2.02.

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nfp 2.0 » Not-for-profit’s have the gift of stories

Rebooting Charity

Categories accountability (5) advocacy (2) blogging (4) buzz (4) campaigning (6) case studies (3) causes (8) collaboration (2) community (7) engagement (9) flickr (3) giving (19) good practice (9) googlemaps (2) interview (4) leadership 2.0 (1) Lasica’s 10 Easy Steps tutorial.

Pick of the Week: WNYC's RadioLab

Museum 2.0

It also has some interesting lessons about collaboration in design; there's a lot of acknowledgment and discussion about the positives and negatives of bringing new technologies (digital audio manipulation) into a classic venue (radio). They make radio a discussion, not a tutorial.

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3 Ways For HR To Play A Larger Role In New Technologies

Eric Jacobsen Blog

But while research shows these next generation tools have the potential to improve communication and collaboration across the enterprise, business leaders are left with one question: “Who takes ownership of these tools?”

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Crazy for the Tools


This may be you, or a bit of you; I'm often collaborating with folks, including other staff here at Database Designs, who slice up the tool pie differently. I'm not going to use anything that requires Windows and I favor things that work in any browser and sit in the cloud, are easy to get other people, including less technical working with and collaborating on. Collaborative Files I couldn't get through my day without Dropbox , which I have blogged about before.

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Connect with TechSoup at NCVS!

Tech Soup Blog

Watchitoo — The new tool behind the TechSoup NPlive web series offers video from many sources integrated with images, YouTube and social chat, Q&A, and webinar tools including a collaborative whiteboard. YouTube tutorials — YouTube offers special features just for nonprofits , including the ability to add fundraising links to your videos. This post was written by Evonne Heyning , part of TechSoup's Community team.

Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Tagging

Tech Soup Blog

Another good use of social bookmarking sites is to create group resource lists for collaborative bookmarking. Check out TechSoup's Nonprofits in Second Life Delicious group page for an example of how multiple users can collaborate with social bookmarking.

Software to Grow Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

Collaborate In and Out of the Office. Audio conferencing and online collaboration solutions are important for staff and volunteers spread across the state, country, and world. As a nonprofit ourselves, we at TechSoup know what it feels like when your organization starts to grow.

How to get your small nonprofit up on the Web, Part 3 of 3 | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

This tutorial doesn’t cover moving your e-mail over from another e-mail system to Google Apps. If enough people are interested, I can write a tutorial for that as well. You can write documents, make spreadsheets and collaborate with others.

Social Actions Round-Up #20: Week of December 8-14

Social Actions

Amazee released a white paper on Social Collaboration. Ning Network Creators posted a tutorial on creating The Perfect Social Network. Each week, Social Actions community members post links and news about online social activism - This round-up is a summary of the links that surfaced in the last 7 days. You can share links and news for future Social Actions rounds-ups in the Peer-to-Peer Social Change FriendFeed Room. Check out past roundups here.

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Social Actions Round-Up #20: Week of December 8-14

Social Actions

Amazee released a white paper on Social Collaboration. Ning Network Creators posted a tutorial on creating The Perfect Social Network. Each week, Social Actions community members post links and news about online social activism - This round-up is a summary of the links that surfaced in the last 7 days. You can share links and news for future Social Actions rounds-ups in the Peer-to-Peer Social Change FriendFeed Room. Check out past roundups here.

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NPTechTag Roundup: Election Debriefs and Wikis in Your Kitchen!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The concept is simple as Nick Booth writes: "Some people really get it and move quickly to innovate in the way they collaborate online. Click To Play. Found via the NpTech Tag at

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The Participatory Museum Process Part 4: Adventures in Self-Publishing

Museum 2.0

Two pieces of advice if you are thinking about making a book on your own: There are lots of tutorials--books, videos, etc.--available I spent a year living with this book and a tight community of collaborators.

NpTech Tag Summary: Penguin Day in New Orleans, Fondling the Tools, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I Collaborate blog has a post about how to lobby for skype in your organization, if you're working internationally. The Wild Apricot blog offers a tutorial and a list of sites currently using the API.

NpTech Tag Summary: NpTech Slide Decks, Twitter Saves Children, and Visualizing Information for Advocacy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For a step-by-step tutorial on SEO techniques for nonprofits, Wild Apricot's 30 Day Guide to Search Optimization is a good choice, while Search EngineLand site is probably the subject matter expert of choice.

Reflections on Extension 2.0 Webinar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Collaborating. Thank goddness Beth Raney has this tutorial. Today, I did a Webinar called " 10 Steps To Extension 2.0 " for the National eXtension Institiative I had some deja vu. I did my first presentation about the Internet when I started working with Arts Wire in 1993.