Unlock Fans While Engaging Supporters Beyond Like, Share and Comment

Amy Sample Ward

At the same time I have watched organization struggle to engage with Facebook supporters in meaningful ways using just the actions Facebook has provided; Like, Share, or Comment. After months of learning and developing, we launched ActionSprout.com; to help organizations unlock their Facebook Fans with actions that move beyond Like, Share and Comment. Facebook’s new Open Graph is designed to support the viral growth of highly relevant actions.

Best Practices for Virtual Foundation Board Meetings

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Community foundations awarded more grants than any other grantmaker type (49 percent of total awards) . Gifts by independent foundations accounted for at least $1. 775 foundations committed to flexible funding in response to COVID-19 .

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How Hospital Foundations are Building a New Case for Support

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“Why is a hospital foundation getting involved in quality-of-life issues?”. This simple answer is why MHP Foundation is shifting our fundraising focus to the social determinants of health within our community. MHP Foundation is not doing this alone.

News in open source and open standards

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology News in open source and open standards April 3, 2008 Here’s a few interesting tidbits gleaned from the net: It appears that Microsoft’s bid to get Office Open XML, their new office standard did get through ISO. Venture capitalists are liking open source more and more. More $ toward open source is a tide that lifts all boats.

Oregon Foundation looking for a Million Dollar Idea

Amy Sample Ward

Meyer Memorial Trust is a private foundation in Oregon, USA, that has a pioneering spirit and is always up to something new, different, and meaningful – plus it is quite near to my heart. The foundation will collect the ideas from Oregonians on a forum on the web at ideas4oregon.org to commemorate MMT reaching $500 million in money distributed to tax exempt organizations, primarily in Oregon. We’ve set a goal to make MMT a national model of a regional foundation,” Stamm said.

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Free and open source tool #1: Thunderbird

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #1: Thunderbird January 3, 2008 Before the holidays, I promised that I’d do 100 posts this year on free and open source tools. Generally, Thunderbird falls into the category of free and open source software that “just works.&# 1 comment… read it below or add one } 1 David Ascher 01.03.08

So where is open source in the nptech ecosystem?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology So where is open source in the nptech ecosystem? January 16, 2008 I’ve had a few interesting things happen lately which is making me wonder about what’s happening with open source, and the perceptions of open source in the nonprofit sector. Comments? { 4 comments… read them below or add one } 1 Holly 01.17.08

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The final program is done through a combination of an open submission and community voting process. The panel picker process just opened - so you can vote yes or no for the panels you think are worthy of being on the program or not until September 4th. The panelists include Holly Ross, NTEN ; David Neff , American Cancer Society; Kari Dunn Saratovsky ; Case Foundation; Amy Sample Ward , Netsquared; and Joe Solomon.

Open Data and Democratic Governance - A Nonprofit View

Tech Soup Blog

Last week The Center for Information Technology Research In the Interest of Society ( CITRIS ) held a day-long conference entitled " Can Open Data Improve Democratic Governance." Sunlight Foundation , MapLight , Elefint Designs , and the Justice Mapping Center spoke on "Navigating the Sea of Data Without Getting Lost." " Sunlight and MapLight are pioneers in the field of open data and transparency. Share with us in the comments below!

A Few Minutes With Patrick Westerlund, Education & Impact Investing Consultant, Tony R. Wells Foundation

Nonprofit Talent

Wells Foundation 614-335-5009 ext. In March 2017, Tony Wells and Patrick Westerlund of The Wells Foundation traveled to Pittsburgh to speak to a sold out audience of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders at a Nonprofit Talent Good Ideas Forum about social impact investing.

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. He gave a presentation about how Surfrider Foundation is striving to make its grassroots network more effective. He touched on how they are using social networks/media in this effort. We're more focused on the our mission than our brand and so we're open to letting others shape our brand."

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The final program is done through a combination of an open submission and community voting process with staff and advisory board feedback. The panel picker process just opened - so you have until August 29th to vote for as many panels as you think are worthy of being on the program or not. And, if you submitted a nonprofit panel - and I managed to miss it while scanning 1200 in ten minutes - please add the link and description in a comment.

NetCentric Advocacy: Time to change the 5% rule for foundations! 10% or bust!

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Notes inspired by Harold Katzmir (FAS) | Main | The New Assumptions : Plans for the Economic Crisis » January 08, 2009 Time to change the 5% rule for foundations! I was in a meeting yesterday with a foundation officer who shall remain nameless (unless he comments on the blog). The money in foundations is money that our society has set aside without taxation to improve our common good.

Social Media and Grantmaking Session at Council on Foundation’s Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Council on Foundations ROI Panel. Laura Elfurd, Vice President and Chief Community Investment Officer at ZeroDivide moderated a panel that included Stephen Downs, Assistant VP, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Alexandra Mitchell and Jeff Pryor from Pathfinder Solutions, and Kathy Reich, Program Officer, Organizational Effectiveness & Philanthropy, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation. Council on Foundations ROI Panel View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

How not to treat an open source user community

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology How not to treat an open source user community October 4, 2007 I’ve been using activeCollab for a few months now. In fact, pretty much every open source project that has gone commercial, or had a change in license, caused a fork, pretty much killing the original (like Mambo, or XFree86.) to develop open source software.

Mpower Open Podcast | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

7) Web CMS (11) Web Services (13) where2007 (2) Wikimedia Foundation (1) Wired (1) Wireless (3) Wordpress (3) Working Assets (2) Yahoo! (4) Pipes (1) eCRM , mpower Mpower Open Podcast 03.20.08 | 3354 19 Comments [link] Mpower+Open+Podcast 2008-03-20+21%3A40%3A16 Allan+Benamer Open source? Updates to this story were made after reading comments below. I focused specifically on their “Open Source&# definition. Subscribe to these comments.

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How “open” is open when judging software? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

7) Web CMS (11) Web Services (13) where2007 (2) Wikimedia Foundation (1) Wired (1) Wireless (3) Wordpress (3) Working Assets (2) Yahoo! (4) Pipes (1) OSS , Web CMS How “open&# is open when judging software? 08.08.06 | 78 No Comments [link] How+%22open%22+is+open+when+judging+software%3F 2006-08-08+15%3A11%3A40 Allan+Benamer OK, so I’m doing an internal review on CMS solutions for my non-profit. How should I rate open source?

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Loco for Local: Regional Examples of Open Government

Forum One

I recently attended Transparency Camp , a two-day event organized by the Sunlight Foundation. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people interested or involved in local open government projects. Ever since I began hearing about Open 311 , SeeClickFix , FixMyStreet , and other projects with a local focus, I became interested in how the principles of open government would look for municipalities.

Wide open spaces | Beaconfire Wire

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» Wide open spaces Posted Monday, November 5th, 2007 at 6:04 pm by John Brian (91 posts) Frequent Beaconfire Wire visitors may have noticed some format changes over the weekend – as the number of staff writing grows, so too does our post width. Both comments and pings are currently closed. Comments are closed. Related Posts Beaconfire culture featured in Washington Post Inventor of the World Wide Web Launches International Foundation ProgrammableWeb??s

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NetCentric Advocacy: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words | Sunlight Foundation

Network-Centric Advocacy

» November 06, 2007 A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words | Sunlight Foundation Open Earmarks.Google Where on Earth is my money getting earmarked. Link: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words | Sunlight Foundation. Link: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words | Sunlight Foundation. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « I will say it again.

Part 2 of 2, Open API at the Laundromat: Towards a working definition of an open API | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

7) Web CMS (11) Web Services (13) where2007 (2) Wikimedia Foundation (1) Wired (1) Wireless (3) Wordpress (3) Working Assets (2) Yahoo! (4) Uses open standards To prevent vendor equivocation about this term, I’ll just resort to the Wikipedia definition of “open standards.&# At least in the world of programming, open standards are what makes computing possible. The “openness&# of a standard is always a slippery metric. Ask them to comment.

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MPower Open nominated for "Best New Project" at Sourceforge | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

7) Web CMS (11) Web Services (13) where2007 (2) Wikimedia Foundation (1) Wired (1) Wireless (3) Wordpress (3) Working Assets (2) Yahoo! (4) Pipes (1) eCRM , mpower MPower Open nominated for “Best New Project&# at Sourceforge 07.09.08 | 3449 No Comments [link] MPower+Open+nominated+for+%22Best+New+Project%22+at+Sourceforge 2008-07-09+19%3A34%3A52 Allan+Benamer Do open source CRM software a favor and vote for MPower Open over at Sourceforge.

Report: Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency

Beth Kanter

Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency is a new GrantCraft guide released in collaboration with Glasspockets from the Foundation Center. The report begins with a simple, holistic definition of transparency and why it is important for funders to be transparent: “Transparency is, in a word, openness. Stronger and more open relationships with grantees and other nonprofit organizations.

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Pre-Open API Debate Warmup Show! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

7) Web CMS (11) Web Services (13) where2007 (2) Wikimedia Foundation (1) Wired (1) Wireless (3) Wordpress (3) Working Assets (2) Yahoo! (4) Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Internet , NTEN , Strategy , nptech Pre-Open API Debate Warmup Show! 10.17.06 | 100 6 Comments [link] Pre-Open+API+Debate+Warmup+Show%21 2006-10-17+23%3A45%3A57 Allan+Benamer This is the pre-debate warmup show for N-TEN’s “Great Open API Debate&# at [link]. Open APIs probably should be: 1.

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Online Strategies for Open-Government / Ideas from the Obama Team

Forum One

A few of the things the Obama technology plan calls for (see the whole plan ), and some of the related examples and opportunities we see, are: Making government data available online in universally accessible formats to allow citizens to make use of that data to comment, derive value, and take action in their own communities. We'll be keeping an eye on some smart people on these issues - including: Everyone on the Sunlight Foundation Blog.

Must-Read Digital Marketing & Fundraising Reports for Nonprofits Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you would like to suggest a specific report be added to the list, please contact Heather Mansfield or post a link in the comment section below. 2021 Global NGO Technology Survey & Open Data Project :: Take the Survey. Published by the Charities Aid Foundation.

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What software freedom means to me

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What software freedom means to me June 25, 2008 I got some interesting comments on the last post about Linux desktops. I do agree, fundamentally, with the four freedoms laid out by the Free Software Foundation : The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0). I love open source software as much as the next guy.

Going out on a limb

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Going out on a limb November 6, 2008 I’m going to go out on a really thin limb here, and feel free to saw it off in the comments. :-) If you haven’t been to change.gov yet, you need to go. depends largely on two things: open standards, and open source software. Open Source software and open standards are the foundations of Web 2.0.

Going out on a limb

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’m going to go out on a really thin limb here, and feel free to saw it off in the comments. :-). depends largely on two things: open standards, and open source software. which is as technically transparent and open as it hopefully will be in actuality. Open Source software and open standards are the foundations of Web 2.0. If you haven’t been to change.gov yet, you need to go. I’ll be here when you come back.

Open Data Tools Let You Peek Behind the Campaign Finance Curtain

Tech Soup Blog

By using technology such as infographics and visualization tools, open government groups are making campaign finance data more accessible. The Sunlight Foundation , a nonpartisan nonprofit, has a Real-Time Federal Campaign Finance page. Open Disclosure: Better Access to Campaign Data. OpenOakland's project, called Open Disclosure , uses publicly available campaign finance data. Is your organization working on open data or transparent government projects?

onenws Bookmarks on Delicious

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SAVE PEOPLE 7 Foundation Center - 2009 Foundation Giving Forecast SAVE PEOPLE 18 26 FEB 09 A city that thinks like the web, slides + audio « commonspace SAVE PEOPLE 23 Pew Internet: Adults and Social Network Services SAVE PEOPLE 225 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. Join Now! Whats New?

Live Blogging ONG Web 2.0 Conference in Romania sponsored by the Soros Foundation in Bucharest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am here in Romania for a conference hosted by the Soros Foundation as part of their pilot advocacy through blogging program. Civil Society Catalogue NGOs Online Ciprian Ciucu – PR & Marketing Manager, Foundation for Civil Society Development Gave an overivew of their program and how ngos web presences have evolved from web 1.0 Gabriela Tanasan – Executive Director, Orizonturi Foundation, Campulung Moldovenesc. Commenting on other blogs.

MPower Open Now on the Leaderboard! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

7) Web CMS (11) Web Services (13) where2007 (2) Wikimedia Foundation (1) Wired (1) Wireless (3) Wordpress (3) Working Assets (2) Yahoo! (4) Pipes (1) mpower Mpower Open Now on the Leaderboard 09.03.08 | 3579 10 Comments [link] Mpower+Open+Now+on+the+Leaderboard 2008-09-04+03%3A37%3A04 Allan+Benamer As you may have guessed, I have seen the demo of Mpower Open and I was very pleased. Has a good support plan You can buy a support contract from Mpower Open.

Dapper – the new open API to end all open APIs? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

7) Web CMS (11) Web Services (13) where2007 (2) Wikimedia Foundation (1) Wired (1) Wireless (3) Wordpress (3) Working Assets (2) Yahoo! (4) Pipes (1) Internet , Open API , nptech Dapper – the new open API to end all open APIs? 08.18.06 | 86 No Comments [link] Dapper+-+the+new+open+API+to+end+all+open+APIs%3F 2006-08-18+19%3A11%3A38 Allan+Benamer Yup that’s right, this blog is getting close to the #75,000 rank in Technorati.

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Openness Transforms the Nonprofit CRM Business | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

7) Web CMS (11) Web Services (13) where2007 (2) Wikimedia Foundation (1) Wired (1) Wireless (3) Wordpress (3) Working Assets (2) Yahoo! (4) Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Convio , Kintera , Open API , Strategy , eCRM , mpower , salesforce.com And the Walls Start to Tumble Down, Open Platform/API/Source Free For All! That’s right you can download MPower off of Sourceforge the same way you can download many popular open source products. Openness not only gives you choices.

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Getting your vendor to support Open Standards | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

7) Web CMS (11) Web Services (13) where2007 (2) Wikimedia Foundation (1) Wired (1) Wireless (3) Wordpress (3) Working Assets (2) Yahoo! (4) I decided to post (dated April 9, 2006) the following: I have started to go through my list of prospective and existing vendors to advocate for open standards for data exchange. Before you buy hosted ASP services, DEMAND an open services API. If you already have hosted ASPs, ask for an open services API to be part of the next release.

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Batter up! Here’s the roster for N-TEN’s Great Open API Debate! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

7) Web CMS (11) Web Services (13) where2007 (2) Wikimedia Foundation (1) Wired (1) Wireless (3) Wordpress (3) Working Assets (2) Yahoo! (4) Pipes (1) Open API , nptech Batter up! Here’s the roster for N-TEN’s Great Open API Debate! Mark Bolgiano, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Council on Foundations Mark Bolgiano is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Council on Foundations in Washington DC.

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Kintera going open platform? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

7) Web CMS (11) Web Services (13) where2007 (2) Wikimedia Foundation (1) Wired (1) Wireless (3) Wordpress (3) Working Assets (2) Yahoo! (4) Pipes (1) Kintera , eCRM , nptech Kintera going open platform? 05.09.07 | 3159 7 Comments [link] Kintera+going+open+platform%3F 2007-05-09+23%3A12%3A08 Allan+Benamer I never thought I’d say that but that’s what I’m hearing from my Kintera sources. The more involved in an open dialog the better.

Great reads from around the web on February 11th

Amy Sample Ward

You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying. " 5 Real Challenges For Non-Profit Texting Campaigns – "Given the many aspects of texting, from technology to communications, non-profits need to consider SMS with their eyes wide open. Increase understanding of best practices in foundation transparency and accountability in an online world.

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Join the surprise party for Beth Kanter!

Amy Sample Ward

Last week, Stacy Monk and I were chatting and thought that our community could help smash that goal by raising much more funds as well as awareness for the work the Sharing Foundation does in Cambodia. She’s always open to suggestions, feedback, and comments—and strategically uses those to help herself flesh out the notes as they develop into ideas and insights. Tags: community fundraising beth kanter beth53 campaign children sharing foundation Happy Birthday!

Tidbits

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tidbits June 11, 2008 The Tides Foundation is accepting applications for the 2008 Antonio Pizzigati prize , a $10,000 annual award for outstanding contributions to software in the public interest. Check out the new images and videos of Android , the open source phone.

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 2

Connection Cafe

Corporations, independent and family foundations, and public charities may identify different areas of partnership, but it is apparent from past and current disaster giving that it is essential to work with others to distribute the immediate help that is needed as well as providing long-term relief. 82% of that funding came from corporations, where 18% was sourced from independent, community and public foundations. Do foundations do the same?

Raspberry Pi for Educators

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, the UK-based nonprofit Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the latest version of their popular Raspberry Pi computer. Raspberry Pi Beginners takes you from opening the box it comes in to configuring it to starting basic projects. Log in to tell us how you used it in the comments. hardware open source Raspberry Pi Model B. Dubbed "Model B+," it's the third model the organization has released to the public since Model A went on sale in 2012.