Why Doesn’t Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document?


A Social Media ‘Voice’ document. Or is it a tone document? For organization’s sake – let’s say that your Voice document should include Tone. What should be included in your company’s ‘Voice’ document? Well, why not?

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How Do You Document Your Creative Process?

Museum 2.0

Pinterest allows us--requires us, really--to document a part of our creative process openly on the web. Loosely formatted blogs to document progress. I'm curious how other organizations are publicly documenting and sharing creative process.

Trending Sources

Google Drive as an Organizational Document Management System: an NTEN Case Study


A look at the basics of NTEN's own continually evolving Google Drive Policies and Document Management System. While it's no secret that most people love spending their extra time elbow deep in their Internal Document Management Systems, tweaking things until everything is just right, I still do hear of the occasional fringe case where an organization is just trying to figure out the best way forward, as old policies and methods no longer match up with new systems and technologies.

NTEN Case Study: Managing Systems and Documents in the Cloud


Kimberlee Roth. Out-Word, LLC. NTEN, whose mission is to help members strategically use technology to make the world a better, just, and equitable place, didn't so much consciously move to the Cloud as come of age in it. When IT Director Karl Hedstrom joined NTEN in 2006, a few employees had been working remotely, thanks to the Cloud. Going forward we kept looking for those solutions because, with our size and capacity, the Cloud always managed to be the better option," Hedstrom said.

Untitled Document

AFP Blog

Press ReleaseUntitled Document: "NEW YORK, May 18 (AScribe Newswire) -- The Foundation Center has announced that Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) will serve as the exclusive beta site for its new mapping tool, 'Philanthropy In/Sight(tm),' leading up to the product's release later this spring.

Promise and Peril: Martus for Human Rights in Burma

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I recently had the pleasure of visiting one of our longtime Martus partners in Thailand, The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma ( ND-Burma ). Martus Network for Documentation - Burma; Burma humanrights human rights Thailand Chiang Mai ND-Burma

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Why Doesn't Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document? - SocialFish

AFP Blog

Why Doesn''t Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document? A Social Media ‘Voice’ document. Or is it a tone document? SocialFish : "People in your organization are going to be connected to social media somehow. It’s inevitable. You can either ban them from speaking on behalf of the company, or teach them that should they be in that position – that there is a right way. How can we expect uniform education across the company?

Stoked nonprofit wanted to better document outcomes, so it's building a mobile app ? Technically Brooklyn

AFP Blog

Stoked nonprofit wanted to better document outcomes, so it''s building a mobile app  Technically Brooklyn :The organization knew there was a better way. They decided to get Lean about it. They started with a minimum viable product, just a private Tumblr blog where program leaders would write recaps of events and use tags to track the kids who were at them. This made it easy to see a quick history of what one kid had done over the course of a year.

48 million Guatemalan Secret Police Documents

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

On Wednesday, May 10, the Guatemalan National Police Archives Project found a bottle filled with petrol in flames on their premises. It was apparently an attempt to intimidate the project to secure and preserve the estimated 48 million police records found by the Human Rights Ombudsman's office in 2005. Benetech's Human Rights Program is helping the Ombudsman's Office in Guatemala with the Archives Project.

20 Great Google Docs Templates for Non-Profits

Wild Apricot Blog

Browse the Template Gallery , or narrow your search by Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, and Drawings. Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech Volunteers Staffing Non-profit Communications office collaboration websites surveys event management project management spreadsheets Google Docs print productivity documents templates Creating a presentation for your board? Wading into the end-of-project paperwork?

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What is the Strategic Value of New Nonprofit Software?

The SocialPath

For 30 years, Vertex Systems has offered field-proven solutions that provide accurate electronic documentation solutions to help streamline the processes at over 450 agencies.

Npflickr: Flickr as Nonprofit Documentation Tool

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An interesting use of flickr as a documentation tool! Last May, I documented a project of the Sharing Foundation's in flickr. What happens when you give a grantmaker a camera and flickr account?

How Nonprofits Can Get More Donations

The SocialPath

For 30 years, Vertex Systems has offered field-proven solutions that provide accurate electronic documentation solutions to help streamline the processes at over 450 agencies. Electronic Documentation for Nonprofits Non-Profit Business Advice Non-Profit Software social service nonprofit fundraising ideas how to get more donations nonprofit donations nonprofit fundraising social service donationMany of our nonprofit clients have their own websites.

This is what's wrong with your nonprofit digital strategy


I’ve read and written hundreds of nonprofit digital strategy documents. As a former consultant for the nonprofit space, “I need to create a digital strategy” was something that I heard almost daily. The problem is that you don’t need a digital strategy.

Documenting the Digital Divide


Flickr: ThomasBrandt From the number of "out of office" replies I get anytime I send an email to the NTEN community, it looks like we're well into vacation season. If you're one of the lucky ones taking some vacation time to get out and about this summer, the folks at iwith.org have an assignment for you: Take your camera and shoot some pics that demonstrate the digital divide.

Non-Profit Eye on Donor Documentation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" I'm not a lawyer, I only play one YouTube " - Ken Goldstein. Well, I'm not a tax accountant and I don't even attempt to play one on my blog. When Britt Bravo asked about tax recepts for donors to Chip In campaigns, I wasn't sure of the answer. I don't need to because I asked Pam Ashlund, who isn't a CPA either, but a financial manager for a nonprofit and writes the Non-Profit Eye Blog. She responded with this advice in a post. Thanks for using the widget too!).

Fast Free Document Sharing and Review

Wild Apricot Blog

Do we really need another free online document-collaboration tool? Very possibly, yes — if it’s lightweight, easy for non-techies to use, designed specifically for reviewer annotation, and allows an unlimited number of users to give feedback on a document.( read more ).

How the Minnesota Nurses Association uses Social Media


This accompanying document has more information and statistics. Association Case Studies

NetCentric Advocacy: BBC Documenting Rapid Global Warming Adaptations: Watch the Video!

Network-Centric Advocacy

Main | Online Fossett Searchers: Giant Suck of Energy » April 01, 2008 BBC Documenting Rapid Global Warming Adaptations: Watch the Video! Comments BBC Documenting Rapid Global Warming Adaptations: Watch the Video! NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

When Documenting Your Best Efforts Is No Longer Enough: Stakeholder Involvement in Results-Oriented Program Evaluation

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Tatro, Ph.D. , ASU Lodestar Center. NMI Instructor /. Tatro Consulting. You meticulously record what you do. You report on exactly how many people you served, where, when, and how. In the past, this might have been adequate, but no more.

The 9 Considerations for a Successful Budget Process

Connection Cafe

Your annual budgeting process should be documented with tasks, responsibility assignments, and clearly stated deadlines. Review and revise : the budget may need to change due to unforeseen circumstances, think of it as a fluid document.

What's New in Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017

Tech Soup Blog

In July, Adobe released Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017, the latest version of its desktop software for viewing, creating, editing, printing, and managing PDF documents. The 2017 version is full of new features to help your nonprofit share crucial documents and stay current.

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Red Cross – Updated Social Engagement Handbook [Resource]


View this document on Scribd. This is the handbook that the National office of the Red Cross share with their local units (like chapters). Pretty self-explanatory and definitely awesome. ———— ( photo credit ).

The Story Tellers Project Helps Nonprofits Document their History and Successes


The folks who run Story of My Life , a website that encourages everyday people to chronicle the stories that make up their life (aka anthologies) and share them online with friends, family and future generations, has cooked up a new project aimed at nonprofits. The Story Tellers Project is inviting nonprofits to share their personal stories and how they are meeting their mission and touching people’s lives. Here’s how it works.

7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Format: He has organized this resource in a Google document — his slides, FAQ, and links are on one page. He has also made the document editable and invited feedback.

The Future of Cloud Computing: 5 Startups to Watch from BoxWorks

Tech Soup Blog

Synata.com — is a contextual intelligence or data mining service that brings data and documents from Box, Dropbox, etc. He used an example of a customer service representative who brings up a customer profile that includes everything about that customer — emails, documents, their contract. Docurated.com — is a cloud-based document search firm that allows users to find a specific chart, slide, collateral, or piece of content without opening any documents.

Doing the Right Stuff Right for Human Rights

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Earlier this month, on November 6th, jointly with Human Rights Watch and WITNESS , we celebrated Martus’ 10th Anniversary —ten years of secure human rights documentation by the Martus user community.

Preparing for the Annual Audit—Identifying Risks and Establishing Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits have that same risk, but we also have the risk of delivering the service but failing to document the service properly or the service recipient’s eligibility. Documentation. This allows for easy analytic review and for the auditors to test documents.

4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

Connection Cafe

I recommend creating a master spreadsheet or document of all the important dates throughout the year and keep track of the key opportunities for your nonprofit to insert its voice. Once you’ve created your document of important moments and events, your next step is to think about what key messages you want to share throughout the year. It could be something as simple as a Word document or a shared calendar. Does your nonprofit have a plan for storytelling this year ?

How TechSoup Uses Box Donations

Tech Soup Blog

We have come to rely on Box because we share documents across programs inside our organization and with our partner organizations around the world. It allows staff to view and reorganize documents in folders on individual laptops and then sync changes to the Box online platform.

Nonprofit Content Marketing in 2015: Storytelling and Visual Content Top the Charts, But What Else Did We Learn?

Connection Cafe

On the flip side, only twenty-three percent have a documented content strategy to guide their efforts and only thirty-five percent (up from twenty-six percent last year) of our nonprofit respondents rate themselves as effective at content marketing.

Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” While a participant survey is an important piece of your evaluation, it is critical to incorporate a holistic reflection of your workshop. This includes documenting your session, reviewing your decks and exercises, analyzing your instructional design, and figuring out how to improve it.

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[Take the Survey!] Nonprofit Content Marketing – Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends for 2016

Connection Cafe

23% have a documented content marketing strategy; those who do are more effective in all areas of content marketing. Does your organization have a documented content strategy? Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed a surge in content marketing in the nonprofit world.

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

– Sharing Knowledge Wiki -This wiki was created by The ICT-KM group of the CGIAR to catalog and document processes for nonprofits that want to share knowledge across partners doing development work.

8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

Long, dry, planning documents that are unfrequently read? The next step is to transform the planning document into an operational blueprint divided into concrete actions. What comes to mind when you think of nonprofit strategy? Multi-day retreats?

How I got 1,354 New Emails with 1 Checklist

Wild Apricot Blog

Read the story of how I repurposed traffic to our website to gain email addresses using a simple gated offer document. email Marketing content resource checklist

You Can Win the Fiscal Year-End Marathon, and Here’s How

Connection Cafe

Additionally, this is an opportunity to send your auditors copies of documents and contracts, which they will need for their files anyway come audit time. For example, if the supporting documentation is not clear enough, do not post the entry and put it on your “to-do” list of things to document later, because chances are you may forget. Document issues as they arise when it’s fresh in your mind. This is a guest post by Annice Reed and Sandi Matthews.

3 New Word 2016 Features to Try Today

Tech Soup Blog

Whenever you save a Word document to OneDrive or SharePoint, it can be shared with your co-workers. Besides simply accessing and editing the file, your team can now work in real time on the same document.

Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

All this should be communicated succinctly in a document that is based on discussion, roadshows, and training for staff on using social media effectively. We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: bit.ly/YQe91n YQe91n #npsmpeer.

Wish You Could Change the Name of Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page? Now You Can

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Please note that you will also have to submit documentation confirming the legality of your new name. That does not include logos, websites, and business cards, rather documentation such as a utility or phone bill.

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