Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

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Accessible ebooks and Bookshare have helped sixth grader Kevin Leong overcome his reading challenges. The good news is that major changes in technology are reforming education. a11y accessibility Bookshare disabilities ebooks education equality Reading students tech4good UNICEF

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eBooks #2: So you want to e-publish? Mechanics…

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Obviously for me, publishing eBooks is going to be something I do at some point, perhaps sooner rather than later. I’m talking in this post about self-publishing eBooks. Since this is a technology blog, and not a marketing blog, I won’t talk about the details of getting an ISBN number, or getting nice looking cover art, or getting the word out, etc. There are also avenues that will allow you to sell both your print book alongside your eBook. free).

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[New eBook] Private School Digital Insight: Enhancing Web Navigation and the Rise of Responsive Design

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After a lot of number crunching and data visualization, our 28 page free report, Private School Digital Insight: Enhancing Web Navigation and the Rise of Responsive Design , answers those questions and more. Why should you download your free report?

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eBook: Mastering The Art Of Messaging

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David Grossman , president and founder of The Grossman Group , published in 2010 a helpful, free eBook titled: Mastering The Art of Messaging. Using the 18-page ebook , you''ll learn : what a strategic messaging plan should encompass (and what it should not include).

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5 Ways Good Technology and Data Improve Our Community Foundation’s Morale

Connection Cafe

We all live in a world filled with technology, which can prove to be a help and hinderance to our work and personal lives. We as a staff also take advantage of outside trainings or conferences related to our current software platforms as well as new technology.

eBook Teaches How To Manage Email In The Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Finally, in the ebook, Grossman talks about the CEO of French technology giant Atos, who plans to phase out internal emails by 2014. Internal communication expert and consultant David Grossman of The Grossman Group recently told NBC Nightly News that workplace email is out of control.

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A Call for Millions: Ending the Global Book Famine for the Blind

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I have good news: For $5 million a year, we can build a global library that provides tens of millions of people around the world who are blind, low vision, or dyslexic free access to books that will work for them. We have the technology. We have the ebooks. The Global Treaty for the Blind makes it legal to create ebooks for people with disabilities without having to pay a royalty or getting permission. There’s a global book famine afflicting people with disabilities.

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Technological Protection Measures and the Blind

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Why Circumvention for the Purposes of Access is Crucial A Bookshare Briefing Paper Prepared for the Diplomatic Conference for Visually Impaired Persons The distributors of digital content often use technological protection measures (TPMs) to discourage the making of unauthorized copies. This has created the ironic situation where blind people, who because of their disability require access to digital copies, have been effectively locked out of purchasing ebooks for the last decade.

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network – "That's right, I said it. What Matters Now eBook – Get the ebook now for free! "We More than seventy extraordinary authors and thinkers contributed to this ebook. 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 December 15th).

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Advancing Reading Equality with Bookshare’s Exponential Growth

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At Benetech, we always ask ourselves how our existing successful programs can reach more people who need our services and how we can apply technology in new ways to enrich and improve more lives. Thousands of ebooks are pouring into the collection each month thanks to the dedication of our volunteers around the world and partnerships with more than 500 socially responsible publishers who donate their digital files.

Technology Training Resources for Nonprofits

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Technology, especially, can be difficult to stay on top of with constantly updating operating systems and new versions of software. Thankfully, there are many free or inexpensive training programs that can help you polish your technology skills.

3 New Free Resources for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

To help with your nonprofit’s year-end fundraising and strategic planning for 2011, here are three great new resources – two ebooks and an important research report – just released by leaders in the nonprofit sector, and all available without charge.( E-mail marketing Facebook Fundraising General non-profit interest nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications Non-profit technology nptech research social media surveys Twitter webinar

Free education tools you have never heard of


There are thousands of science eBooks, ask expert section and online classrooms on the website. There are tons of videos on the website and this allows users to learn new information in life sciences, business and technology, among others.

Free Facebook Guide for Small Non-profits

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social media consultant John Haydon has a free ebook for you: "The Complete Guide to Facebook for Small Non-Profits" is a comprehensive collection of strategies, tactics, tips, and tutorials to help small non-profits get more out of using Facebook.( Tags: Non-profit technology Fundraising nptech Marketing online community Facebook social media If your organization is struggling to figure out Facebook – and who isn’t?

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Six Things to Know in Nonprofit Technology News

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A recent study by California nonprofit Community Technology Alliance found that almost 70% of the homeless people surveyed in their county did have a mobile phone. In terms of free personal storage, the best deal at the moment is 20 GB of free storage by Bitcasa.

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As technology continues to advance and improve the efficiency of running a campaign, an age-old strategy has been making a reappearance this year. For more insights on where to learn from the campaign world and how to implement these changes, download our free ebook!

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Some Little Known Faith-Based Technology Resources

Tech Soup Blog

She also said that they learn about new technology mostly by word of mouth throughout their church network. Church Technology Listservs. particularly interesting like her piece 4 Technology Options that Might Kill the Church Bulletin.

Free Guide to Membership Software Selection

Wild Apricot

That's why Wild Apricot has put together a free Membership Software Selection Guide , to help nonprofit and association leaders choose the best membership website software to match their goals, budgets, and technical know-how. The free downloadable ebook lays out a series of seven easy-to-follow steps for a smooth software review process. Choosing the right member-management software is a big decision, and the selection process can be both tedious and time-consuming.

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Nonprofit Technology News for November 2013

Tech Soup Blog

As we hurtle toward the end of 2013, it’s time for an update of nonprofit technology trends and news! If you’re a nonprofit news junkie, have a look at all our Nonprofit Technology News pieces from this past year. TechSoup Technologies for Good.

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Microsoft Citizenship Donating Office 365 To Nonprofits


Thanks to Microsoft''s Technology For Good Program , nonprofits are able to get the latest software and tech tools as a donation from Microsoft, empowering nonprofits and foundations to keep their attention and budget focused on their mission or cause. The addition of Office 365 to the Technology For Good Program is available to 41 countries currently, but Microsoft is planning on expanding the offer to 90 countries by July 2014. Is Your Nonprofit Eligible For Free Software?

Learn The Art Of Effective Messaging

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Using the 18-page ebook, youll learn : •what a strategic messaging plan should encompass (and what it shouldn’t). Thanks David, for another useful ebook! skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

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

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Grab your free copy of the npEXPERTS Fundraising Ideas e-book. Fill out the form here and download free your copy of ebook: [link]. E-Book #1: Fundraising and Marketing Tips for Nonprofits.

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

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PCL is a nonprofit network of nine neighborhood libraries that provide free, accessible library services and serve as vibrant neighborhood hubs. Most recently, PCL has been a trailblazer in providing mobile technology to their patrons, redefining what library services means.

The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


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Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

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Today, we are poised at a moment in time where we can transcend the limitations of past book technologies and bring the power of books to all humans. However, as a technology, printed books come with serious challenges for some communities (like blind people) that technology can unlock.

Are You Ready for the Future of Fundraising?

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Technology. The Future of Fundraising , the brand-new npEXPERTS eBook, gathers 16 of the sharpest minds in nonprofits to sort through the trends and help us focus on the strategies that will lead us into the next era of philanthropy. Innovation. The future.

8 Things Resilient Fundraisers Should be Doing Now

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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.

10NTC Science Fair Preview - Giveaways, More Giveaways and Free Apple iPads


We're only 20 days away from the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference -- but who's counting? 501 Technology, LLC in booth 80. Visit the 501 Technology booth and enter to win an app from our MoblityCMS platform for your non-profit organization.

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Increasing Accessible Publishing Globally

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The world has finally moved beyond just electronically creating books that are then distributed as ordinary print books to actually delivering digital ebooks. Pioneers like George Kerscher and the DAISY Consortium have worked tirelessly to ensure that the standard format for talking books for people with visual impairments has become the primary commercial ebook standard. That is, we want the ebooks that are purchased by the general public to be fully accessible.

5 Tips for Recruiting Prospective Students During this New Normal

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Download the free eBook: “ A Unique Approach to Student Prospecting: 5 Ways to Build Your Brand as a Trusted Advisor” 3. Remove Technology Concerns.

International Museum Day 2020: Tips To Engage Supporters

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It’s also the release date of our eBook co-authored with Cuseum , “ The Ultimate Guide to Surviving & Thriving As A Cultural Organization ,” which you can pre-download here.

10NTC Science Fair Preview - Giveaways, More Giveaways and Free Apple iPads


We're only 20 days away from the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference -- but who's counting? 501 Technology, LLC in booth 80. Visit the 501 Technology booth and enter to win an app from our MoblityCMS platform for your non-profit organization.

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Tried-and-True Methods for Reaching Older Donors: A Quick Guide

NonProfit Hub

With the rise of intuitive touch-based computing and streamlined user interfaces, technology is more accessible to different age groups than ever before. Featured Fundraising Nonprofit Technology Nonprofit Web Design

Content Marketing Manager And Specialist: Dig Deeper Into A Content Marketing Plan

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Create 20 content upgrades and ebooks (in the first 6 months). TechnologyInternet marketing is a rather broad activity.

On the Future of Braille: Thoughts by Radical Braille Advocates

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We are confident that technology can continue to improve the quality of electronic braille such that a blind consumer can expect both immediate AND high quality braille on demand. And how will changing technology impact tactile design, production and use?

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Bookshare without Borders: #3/3

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Creating the World’s Largest Collection of Accessible Arabic eBooks Access to knowledge is the critical first step on the path to economic, educational, and social development.

Using Software and Data to Change the World

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Society is a buzz about new technology: artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, autonomous cars, the surveillance state, and more. Even in the tech industry, with its intense turf battle, companies have come to rely on open standards for data, for APIs, for technological plumbing. He took on leading the EPUB commercial ebook standard body – and now there’s no need for a separate standard for people with disabilities.

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


It sounds expensive to pay someone else to run your organization’s email, but, if you are a nonprofit, this service is free. 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. His background includes over 25 years of technology leadership. NFP technology

David Grossman On Mastering The Art Of Messaging

Eric Jacobsen Blog

David Grossman , president and founder of The Grossman Group , published in 2010 a helpful, free eBook titled: Mastering The Art of Messaging. Using the 18-page ebook , you''ll learn : what a strategic messaging plan should encompass (and what it shouldn’t).

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Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We provide accessible ebooks that can be spoken aloud, turned into Braille or large print. We serve over 150,000 students with disabilities alone with free online services funded by the Department of Education (however, nothing contained in this post has anything to do with our funders). We develop free and open source software to help groups capture the stories of human rights abuse, and store and back them up securely in another country.

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The Essential Tech Elements for Virtual Fundraising Events

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With today’s technology it’s pretty easy and straightforward to host an impressive virtual event or campaign. All are free to use for the basic service. By Christy Noel , Vice President of Digital Fundraising Services at MobileCause.

The Most Exciting Thing to Happen to npENGAGE Since 2011

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Simplified Categories: We’ve slimmed down and consolidated the 9 categories and 20+ subcategories to 5 total categories: Nonprofit Technology , Nonprofit Fundraising , Nonprofit Marketing , Nonprofit Management , and Nonprofit News. Bonus*: Webinars (for free!).

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Upcoming Webinar on July 30: Adult Library Programs Gone Mobile

Tech Soup Blog

Come to this free webinar to gain ideas for integrating mobile-devices into new and existing adult programs. She will share tips for instilling technology confidence in staff and providing user-driven training.