Data Digest — Maps, Trends, and a Social Progress Index

Tech Soup Blog

This week, the call for data measurement in the social sector heightens with the proposition of a Social Progress Index and ways that NGOs can use data maps to increase effectiveness. Data Maps. How NGOs Are Using Data Maps to Communicate Problems.

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Guest Post by Steve Waddell: Systems Mapping for Non-Profits - Part 1

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

See larger image here: Map from: Waddell, Steve. One of the tools for better understanding networks are visual diagnostics and mapping techniques. He co-authored a paper called " Visual Diagnostics and Mapping for Scaling Change " and we had an opportunity to discuss it.

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Tech Quick Take: MS Search Server 2008 vs Google Mini

Beaconfire Wire

Search 2008 makes it a lot easier with a simple mechanism – integrated URL mapping. Microsoft quietly launched their free Microsoft Search Server 2008 product earlier this year as a product that heavily leverages the same Enterprise Search technology found in their Sharepoint 2007 product.

A Consumer's Guide To Low-Cost Data Visualization Tools from Idealware

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

View MacBookPro Travelogue in a larger map This map show the route that a new MacBook Pro made from a factory in China to Arizona. Colleague Alan Levine customized a google map. What's even better is that the software, google maps is free. The report includes a summary of design principles, some common visual formats, as well as a review and comparison of free/low cost tools. Tags: maps nptech nptech tools visual thinking

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Life after Common Ground: Part 6 – Apsona

Judi Sohn

Both applications are generously donated by their developers to non-profit organizations, so there’s no comparison on price. Copy/paste in from your spreadsheet, map the columns and go.

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About that Google Phone

Idealware

Multimedia Multimedia support also pales in comparison to the iPhone, which is no surprise. Maps and Apps Another compelling thing Maps and GPS functionality. While it doesn't do voice directions, the mapping features are powerful and extensible. Street View features a compass, so you can see where you are going as you walk, and there are already a number of apps doing great integration with maps and multimedia, as you'd expect from a Google phone.

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Year End Resource Roundup

Connection Cafe

Or maybe you’re just finishing that first brainstorm meeting to map out your December plans? Year over Year Comparison. Perhaps you’re almost done with your end of year fundraising prep.

Designing for Good: Central Park Conservancy

Connection Cafe

From the background profiling of our visitors and understanding their needs to capturing the needs of our departments and stakeholders to the forefront experience which involved making everything responsive and adding new functionality for ticketed tours, donations, maps, and our calendar of events.

Online Benchmark Reveals Key Insights for Nonprofits in 2017

Connection Cafe

While fundraising involves a lot of common sense and experience, data should be the points on the map that guide our decisions. It’s a new year and that means a new, comprehensive benchmark report on the performance of nonprofits using Luminate Online.

Two Crucial Themes from the GDPR Featuring in US-Privacy Legislation

Connection Cafe

These events all pale in comparison, though, to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) in the European Union. Finally, map out a process for actually deleting or obfuscating the data. 2018 was a seminal year for privacy.

Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is because the process to open a bank account is very tedious in comparison to getting a sim card and adding cash through a local M-Pesa agent. Map your network including who you will invite, how you will reach them and how much you will ask for.

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Mindfulness, Unplugging and Social Media Envy

Have Fun - Do Good

Witnessing their evolution can inspire you, and, if you put on your comparison glasses, bite you with the envy bug. My favorite cure for social media envy is to use the Jealous Map exercise from Julia Cameron's book, The Artist's Way : Ask yourself, "Why am I envious of this person?"

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5 Creative Technologies to Inspire Your Nonprofit’s Efforts

NonProfit Hub

Access Earth is essentially the Google Maps for people with disabilities. It’ll also inspire people to donate because they’re getting a lot out of it in comparison to a normal donation. Kayla Matthews is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. She is a writer and blogger with a passion for self-improvement and helping others. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter to read all of her latest posts. _. Look around you. How much technology is in your general area?

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In comparison, 10 years ago, these managers spent “only” 60 to 65 per cent of their time engaged in those activities. . Some tip include mapping out a good process for work flow and using collaborative technology effectively. Amy Su Jen offers up a great framework for individuals.

Unicef’s Little Bet on Pinboard

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We’d like to try to benchmark it against other disruptive pinterest campaigns but we’re not sure there is a good comparison case study. With this particular activity being an experiment we didn’t formally map out a ladder.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World – #10Ways

John Haydon

The next step is for these apps to add greater purpose by encouraging more meaningful checkins and offering corresponding badges and stamps, thus mapping the cause universe. The Green Map app is another that facilitates discovery and connects us to local green environments.

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Resource Roundup 6/12

Idealware

The Million Dollar Email (Global Health Magazine) Terrific case study about how Nothing But Nets is using email, their website, blogs, and social media together to raise money. Introduction to Data (ONE/Northwest) Great primer on data and databases My (FREE) iGoogle Brand Monitoring Dashboard (Carie Lewis) A look at the Humane Societies tools and process for monitoring what others are saying about them Facebook Pages vs Facebook Groups: What's the Difference?

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World – #10Ways

John Haydon

The next step is for these apps to add greater purpose by encouraging more meaningful checkins and offering corresponding badges and stamps, thus mapping the cause universe. The Green Map app is another that facilitates discovery and connects us to local green environments.

Photoshop Elements 11 vs. Photoshop CS6

Tech Soup Blog

Further, the Extended version we offer on TechSoup features really advanced tools for mapping 2D images in 3D space, editing 3D and motion-based images, and analyzing images with measurement and counting tools. In-Depth Comparisons.

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Photoshop Elements vs. Photoshop

Tech Soup Blog

Further, the Extended version we offer on TechSoup features really advanced tools for mapping 2D images in 3D space, editing 3D and motion-based images, and analyzing images with measurement and counting tools. In-Depth Comparisons.

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App Recommendations from the TechSoup Staff

Tech Soup Blog

We thought it might be fun to share with you some TechSoup staff recommendations for apps beyond the usual suspects : Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Pandora, iTunes, and Google Play.

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Building a Nonprofit Website on a Shoe-String Budget Part Two

Frogloop

Downsides of Google Sites The most significant shortcoming of Google Sites is their inability to map to a naked domain (ex: [link] users who try to visit a site without including “www.&# WordPress.com also allows you to map to a naked domain, but they will charge you for it.

Who Will Win the Fight Between Google "+1" vs. Facebook "Like"? You.

NTEN

By Cary Lenore Walski, Technology Education and Outreach Coordinator, MAP TechWorks. Facebook by comparison boasts about 750 million active users per month.

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The Public Argument About Arts Support as Seen through the Lens of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Museum 2.0

I found some comments about the fact that the DIA provides programs for schoolchildren and poor families, but that falls into the "services" case statement that often yields unfavorable comparison to "core" civic services (schools, police, social services).

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The next step is for these apps to add greater purpose by encouraging more meaningful checkins and offering corresponding badges and stamps, thus mapping the cause universe. The Green Map app is another that facilitates discovery and connects us to local green environments.

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7 Things I learned About Social Media Powered Online Fundraising and A Big Heartfelt Thank You for #OceanLoveEarl

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Thanking donors individually on Facebook and including the link to the fundraiser triggered donations based on comparison of time posted and donation made, second most effective solicitation was a personal ask via private message.

Twitanalytics?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twist analyzes and presents trend comparisons and volume between keywords and tags. It looks like a mapping tool in the works that will let you visualize your Twitter network by retweets from Dan Zarrella.

Nonprofits and Libraries: It's Time to Move Beyond the Pie Chart

Tech Soup Blog

"It can be difficult to make these comparisons with pie charts. Maybe it's answering a question as simple as mapping where all your top donors live in a particular city?

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If your organization tweets it, will they donate?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This would have to be done with some social networking analysis software that maps twitter accounts to donors and displays results. Twist analyzes and presents trend comparisons and volume between keywords and tags. Photo by NimagesDR. Can Twitter help your cause raise money?,

Liberating Nonprofit Data for Greater Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Department of Health and Human Services published its database of hospital infection rates online in a computable format, Microsoft and Google were able to mash it up with mapping data to create an application that shows infection rates for local hospitals across the country.

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Impressions of the Palm Pre

Robert Weiner

I'm using apps or mobile pages for Facebook, YouTube, OpenTable, Google Maps, Twitter, and Yelp. But some seem crippled in comparison to their normal functionality. I've been waiting for the Palm Pre for nearly a year. Sprint released it last summer, but Verizon waited until January. Why a Palm? I've been a loyal Palm PDA user for over a decade, from the original Pilot through the 700P. I'm also a fan of MS Outlook.

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Steve Bridger

Friday, September 26, 2008 at 7:50 pm | Permalink Gerhard Buttner wrote: Interesting comparison (and thanks for that oxfam link): obviously too simplistic as you point out, Steve, but it surely shows something is a bit rotten. Redesigning Charity for the Digital Age Skip to content Home More about Steve Bridger UK Charities Twitter 100 This was written by. Posted on at. Filed under Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow comments here with the RSS feed.

Things We Like (August 2010)

NTEN

If you're looking for a new mass e-mail platform, you should check out Groundwire's precisely named " E-mail Service Provider Comparison Report 2010 " Wired recently declared that the Web is dead. Here's a map to help you find your way. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources. Read more posts on our blog. HBR's Dan Pallotta thinks it's unethical that your organization doesn't spend more time and money on fundraising.

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12NTC: Open-Source Mobile Apps for Social Change

Tech Soup Blog

Think about that in comparison to your email open rates. Crowdsourcing and mapping. Crowdmap is a hosted version of Ushahidi , which allows you to gather data and visualize it on a map. "The mobile tools to solve social problems are already out there."

Colossus vs. Cloud - an Email System Showdown

Idealware

A quick comparison to Google's GMail offering might look a bit like " Bambi vs. Godzilla ". But Gmail's approach is so radically different from Microsoft's that I think it deserves a more detailed pro/con comparison. Setup is a matter of mapping your domain to Google's services (can be tricky, but child's play compared to Exchange) and adding your users. Win - Microsoft Microsoft also Wins the security comparison - Google can, and has, cut off user's email accounts.

Making Data Visualizations: A Survival Guide And Other Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The deck provides specific practical advice on charts, color, and maps. Order bars by value to make comparison easier.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: "Really, How Many.

ASU Lodestar Center

ASU Home ASU A-Z Index My ASU Colleges & Schools Directory Map About Blog Academics Organizational Assistance Emerging Leaders Professional Development Philanthropy Research News & Events You are here: Home → Blog Pages Blog Home Write for us! The main point of comparison is information on volunteering from the Current Population Survey (CPS), conducted by the U.S.

The Road to Shared Outcomes

Idealware

If we place ours in direct comparison with the similar NPO down the street, mightn't we just be telling our funders that they're backing the wrong horse? The technical challenges are huge -- of the NPOs that actually have systems that tally this stuff, the data standards are all over the map, and the in-house skill, as well as time and availability to produce them, is generally thin.

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Charlie Wood on remoteness

gokubi.com

It maps very well to the local protocol vs. IP decision–I think that’s an astute and thought provoking comparison. Charlie Wood tells of what must have been a very frustrating experience : making the final cut for two awesome high-tech jobs only to learn that the requirements had changed and to get the job he’d have to move to the Bay Area. He turned down both jobs and runs his software business out of Austin with a 100% remote team.

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Podcamp Session on Social Media Metrics: Thank You Jeremiah

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What metric(s) you select depends on your strategy map, tool selection, and context. This session will use a training game as a conversation starter for participants to begin to identify the most important metric mapped with strategy. He gives a great list of what goes into the map.

Photoshop Elements 10 vs Photoshop CS5

Tech Soup Blog

Further, the Extended version we offer on TechSoup features really advanced tools for mapping 2D images in 3D space, editing 3D and motion-based images, and analyzing images with measurement and counting tools.

The Epoch of Incredulity

Gavin's Digital Diner

In short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. Sure, part of social networking is about people being social, working together, and connecting for common purposes, sharing, barfing, mixing, and mashing and mapping. It’s Google Maps and apparently just about everything in the universe.

The Epoch of Incredulity

Gavin's Digital Diner

In short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. Sure, part of social networking is about people being social, working together, and connecting for common purposes, sharing, barfing, mixing, and mashing and mapping. It’s Google Maps and apparently just about everything in the universe.