The Gift of Reading, a Circle of Life

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It became a burden to his family and caregivers to constantly drop what they were doing to turn a page, so he began seeking out ebooks. It also demonstrates how each ebook that is added to the Bookshare collection is a brick in our members’ foundation of independence and inclusion.

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How One Library Is “Loaning out the Internet” Using Mobile Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Most recently, PCL has been a trailblazer in providing mobile technology to their patrons, redefining what library services means. “Mobile Beacon provided a new technology at a fraction of the cost of other commercial options, allowing us to offer a new service.

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10X: CEO’s Update: Spring 2014

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How can we use technology in a new way to improve people’s lives that is an order of magnitude better? Can we help stimulate the creation of far more technology-for-good ventures? While it’s not a panacea, technology has been the engine of so many improvements in society.

8 Things Resilient Fundraisers Should be Doing Now

Connection Cafe

Empowering Technology + Data: Leveraging the new normal of remote technology, online communications, and automation. Steve MacLaughlin: We are all doing a lot of digital adaptation and those who were reluctant to embrace technology have been given no choice.

5 Tips for Recruiting Prospective Students During this New Normal

Connection Cafe

Based on recent conversations I have had with former colleagues (which included presidents and vice presidents of enrollment and directors of admissions), here are five tips that higher ed admissions professionals should consider when recruiting prospective students.

How Nonprofit Board Members Can Help Their Boards with IT – Get Rid of IT!


For guidance on this topic we turned to Pat Callihan, Executive Director of Philadelphia nonprofit Tech Impact, and asked how nonprofit board members can help improve tech efficiency at their organizations. This blog is too short to get into all of the details of the technology, but if you are interested, go here and download a free copy of Cloud Computing for Nonprofits. There is also a free eBook on Office365 on the same site. NFP technology

Tribute to My Mentor

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Gerry served on Benetech’s board of directors for 29 years, always there for advice and tackling the next big opportunity. As the prototypical technology social enterprise, Benetech became one of the first organizations using technology to solve social problems rather than seeking to make maximum financial returns. What if we could scan once, proofread the resulting scan, and share that ebook with tens of thousands of eager readers?

4 Ways to Gain Followers for Your School on Instagram

Connection Cafe

Now that we have a following on Instagram, as well as interest in our account, we are going to use Canva to create images that promote our free eBooks. Brendan is the Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Sewickley Academy.

Breaking News: Twiddling Thumbs of Nonprofit Professionals Causing Sore Thumbs

Connection Cafe

2016 NGO Online Technology Report. Based upon the survey results of 2,780 NGOs worldwide, the 2016 Global NGO Online Technology Report is unprecedented and provides valuable insight into the global NGO sector and its use of online technology. April Fools.

April Member Round-Up: Digital strategy from street outreach, top nonprofit blogs, and how to communicate when you don't agree


Sixteen nonprofit tech experts (including NTEN Members: Jeff Shuck , David Neff , Donna Wilkins , Frank Barry , and NTEN''s Amy Sample Ward ) share their ideas and fundraising best practices in Blackbaud ''s new free ebook, The Future of Fundraising.

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Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

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Bookshare’s role was mixed: we didn’t end up attending many of these meetings and critiqued early efforts that were crippled by heavy-handed publisher influence, although we did propose at one point to supply technology to TIGAR based on Bookshare.

7 Tips for Navigating Nonprofit Accounting Compliance

Connection Cafe

As you prepare to implement new standards, evaluate your existing policies, processes, and technology to assess whether or not you have the capacity to meet regulatory requirements without diverting resources away from mission delivery.

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MagnaFlyer: New Tech Helping People with Central Vision Loss

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For more than 20 years I’ve worked to harness the power of technology to do social good. So for me, it was incredibly cool to be introduced to a new piece of technology that has a clever and (as far as I know) new approach to making information accessible to people with vision impairments. One area I’ve had the pleasure to focus a great deal of time and energy on is helping to improve the lives of people with vision impairments.

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Two Free E-Books for Nonprofits on Fundraising, Marketing, and Content Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

3 Ways to Use Social Media in Your Next Campaign by Amy Sample Ward, Author of Social Change Anytime Everywhere and Membership Director at NTEN. Social Media and Its Relationship with Online Fundraising by Carie Lewis , Director of Emerging Media at HSUSA.

Great reads from around the web on February 20th

Amy Sample Ward

" Check out the 12 Trends, from Personalized Video Thanking to Ebooks to Digital Fundraising Staffing! NTEN’s Technology Leadership Academy Returns for 2012 – "We're excited to announce that the Technology Leadership Academy is returning in 2012. I 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 February 20th).

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Your 2016 Cause Camp Speaker Lineup Announcement

NonProfit Hub

This workshop will dive deep into the lessons and real stories found in the free eBook Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign. In this season of technological change, having an effective website is the single most crucial component of a communications plan.

Fascinating Meeting at the Copyright Office

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The Author’s Guild asserts that they control the audio rights and that delivering a text ebook to a device which could speak it aloud with synthetic text-to-speech and that their commercial market for audio books will someday be significantly affected by TTS. I actually think they’re getting less by stopping people from buying ebooks who are unlikely to buy audio books at higher prices.

Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Rebooting Your Digital Community Building


What if the executive director tweeted about the upcoming gala? In 2010, she published her short book and ebook, Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign. By Jamie Millard and Lori L.

Member Round Up: Corn Dogs! Interactive Maps!


In between rounds of Flukey Ball and deep fried sticks of butter, we've managed to wrangle some highlights for you: from a chance to win a $5,000 grant and an ebook collection to free and interactive fundraising tools, check out what your fellow NTENers have been up to lately. GOOD Maker, in a partnership with NTEN, announced Detroit's Green Economy Leadership Training (Solidarity) winner of their Use Technology for Good challenge.

App Recommendations from TechSoup Staff: Part Two

Tech Soup Blog

Frank Babbitt, Director of Integrated Operations. Chris Wagner, Senior Director of Global Marketing. Their team of journalists pull together a politics and technology news feed that condenses the essential information of the day and makes easy to look at on the small screen. Trigby Perea, Senior Director of Tech Ops Engineering.

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Meet the Experts: Interview with TechImpact’s Linda Widdop

Tech Soup Blog

We'd like you to meet Linda Widdop, Tech Impact’s, Director of Technology Services. Linda is one of the great ones in nonprofit technology. Linda Widdop : Colleagues and clients rely on me to provide technology planning advice.

10 Best Web Content Practices - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)