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.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. Publishers already contribute most of their ebooks to us for free, but The Treaty allows for crowdsourcing books at scale through a Napster-inspired model (but legal!). We have hundreds of thousands of ebooks in a dozen languages already available globally.

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Join Benetech in the Skoll Foundation’s 2014 Social Entrepreneurs Challenge!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

They get frustrated and don’t want to read,” she says, “but access to digital books and reading technologies changed all that for Zach.” Zach Bryant The change happened when Zach was in high school and his Assistive Technology teacher introduced him to Benetech’s Bookshare library.

Thank You, Gerardo!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A passionate technology-for-good advocate, Gerardo has made major contributions to Benetech’s social mission since he joined us over four years ago. Clean Water Project , an effort to strengthen the capacity of Latin American clean water organizations through enhanced data platforms.

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

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)

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

Social DRM: It’s About Equal Access for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There is no better place to engage with colleagues about new technologies, changing business models, fresh ideas, and shared standards. Next month, I will be heading to TOC a couple of days early in order to participate in a W3C Workshop on eBooks and the Open Web Platform, where I will be talking about Social DRM (Digital Rights Management). However, strong DRM turns out to be an impediment to the commercial distribution of accessible ebooks.

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

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)

12 Online Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Humble Bundle is an online store that sells games, ebooks, and software. Instagram is planning to launch a donate button for Stories its platform later this year – and that’s all we know for now. The fee is 5% and you must apply to be a nonprofit featured on their platform.

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

BoardAssist

I moved data to an online platform for donor management and migrated our accounting package to a hosted virtual desktop. 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

5 Ideas to Help You Take the Next Step with Your Online Visitors

Connection Cafe

But how to execute on that premise is an ever-evolving landscape of strategies, tactics, and technological assets (which we’ll be discussing in our 7/16 webinar). Dowload the eBook and join us for our webinar series all about building strategies for new donor acquisition online!

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How to Build Meaningful Relationships on Social Media Using the 80/20 Rule

Connection Cafe

Virtually every social media platform was first created for and because of human connections. Check out the latest npEXPERTs eBook ! If there’s one thing I’ve learned about social media it’s this: It’s all about human connection.

7 Tips for a Successful Content Marketing Strategy

NonProfit Hub

The top three social media platforms used by nonprofits are LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Create an ebook, podcast or article together to make your marketing efforts more affordable and gain wider reach through cross-promoting. Use marketing technologies.

The Top 9 Nonprofit Marketing Tips and Trends for the Future

Connection Cafe

But what do the advancements in technology really mean, and how can they be embraced to fuel your mission? Take advantage of the free platforms available, and start sharing your story with the world. For even more expert advice, check out the latest npEXPERTS ebook!

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The Struggle for Book Access: Amazon (Blog Post #2)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

But, it's a dream that the commercial ebook vendors keep dashing. We have an action by Amazon that sets back years of work to make ebooks accessible. There's so much to talk about here with Amazon, so let me focus on just a few key points: The Closed Platform problem. The Closed Platform problem. I also have a Kindle1, and have bought a bunch of Kindle ebooks. ebook reader with all the books they need for the year is pretty tempting.

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CEO’s Update: Fall 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My personal goal is to channel the aspirations of the technology community to do more social good. More and more of my time is spent around both raising money and raising awareness of how much more could be done with technology to increase social impact.

How False Conviction Could Help Science Centers Be More Human

Museum 2.0

It’s not every day that a science center releases an ebook about wrongful conviction in rape and murder cases. This interview is not really about an ebook. Why are you using the iBooks platform? interview Technology Tools Worth Checking Out

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Benetech’s Framework for Developing New Social Enterprises

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In my contribution to Ron’s book, I discuss the framework that guides us at Benetech, the technology nonprofit I lead. When I first started pursuing the idea of using technology to solve challenging social problems, it was a pretty radical idea.

Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

WIPO Headquarters The event this last week at WIPO in Geneva, Switzerland, was the ninth meeting of the Stakeholder’s Platform, which was set up about the time the original Treaty draft was introduced. One of the reasons I started the Beneblog more than ten years ago (!)

5 Ideas to Help You Take the Next Step with Your Online Visitors

Connection Cafe

But how to execute on that premise is an ever-evolving landscape of strategies, tactics, and technological assets (which we’ll be discussing in our 7/16 webinar). Dowload the eBook and join us for our webinar series all about building strategies for new donor acquisition online!

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Bookshare and the Power of We

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

With technology, you can do incredible things, but with a galvanized community of supporters who work together toward a greater good, we can do anything. I’m excited to contribute to this topic in honor of the multitudes who work together to make a difference in the world through Bookshare, a global asset we have built with joint efforts of education, technology, publishing, student, parent, and volunteer communities.

Betsy Beaumon on Benetech's Literacy Program

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Year That Was and the New Year Ahead Guest Beneblog by Betsy Beaumon, Benetech's VP and General Manager of the Literacy Program 2012 was a year of titanic shifts in the fields of consumer technology, education, and publishing, along with the requisite challenges brought about by such rapid change. After all, in the world of eBooks, ten years is pretty old!

Top 4 Web Hosting Providers for Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

When it comes to technology, you get what you pay for. Resources Deluxe – their blog, ebooks, help docs, and design trends are seriously useful and well designed resources that any nonprofit marketing team should check out. .

When Flexibility Becomes an Operating Principle: Lessons from a Nonprofit

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Matching Techies With Social Causes SocialCoding4Good began with the idea of building a sort of Match.com for tech volunteerism — an algorithmic platform that would match individual software developers to nonprofit organizations that were building open source software for socially good causes.

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10 Steps to #GivingTuesday Success

NonProfit Hub

GivingTuesday isn’t just an amazing platform for charities to promote their activities and achievements, but also an opportunity for nonprofits to unite together in a push for donations. Optimize Your Technology. Sponsored content by iContact.

All-In-One Nonprofit Marketing Library (Link Roundup)

NonProfit Hub

From eBooks to webinars, there’s a heaping handful of other ways to raise money online. They’re useful platforms for sharing stories, insight and impact. It’s not made specifically for mobile fundraising (like text-to-give technology, for instance), but it’s still an important part of your larger mobile strategy. Nonprofit marketing is a tough thing to wrap your head around. There are so many different approaches to take, and none of them is a silver bullet on their own.

Microsoft HelpBridge: A Disaster Response App

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft's HelpBridge is a free app available on all the major mobile platforms that connects you with friends and family during a disaster such as an earthquake or a hurricane. It is available on the Android, iOS, Windows Phone platforms.

3 Tips on Planning a Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaign

John Haydon

Go Social – technology and social media allow you to reach your network quickly and often. If you’re looking to start crowdfunding, find out how execute the perfect campaign from start to finish in our latest ebook: How to Plan a Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaign.

Fascinating Meeting at the Copyright Office

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

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.

Member Round Up: The NPTech Community Never Stops!

NTEN

Flickr:Dawn Ashley You know its a great week in the nptech community when you have to ask yourself: “What isn’t the nonprofit technology community doing this week?” because they are using welcome messages to engage new contacts, hosting conferences, employing new staff members, and releasing free event management platforms. Well, Grantastic is awarding $20,000 to one company or organization with an innovative technology strategy or internet software development idea.

Lame spam of the day: Raw spam merge text

Robert Weiner

Howdy|Hi there|Hey there|Hi|Hello|Hey} would you mind {stating|sharing} which blog platform you’re {working with|using}? You {seem|appear} {to understand|to know|to grasp} {so much|a lot} {approximately|about} this, {like you|such as you} wrote the {book|e-book|guide|ebook|e book} in it or something. {I Weiner: Nonprofit Fundraising Technology Consulting ? Some newbie spammer posted a message on my site that shows the contents of their spam merge database.

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112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

Connection Cafe

It’s a platform to connect, to earn trust, and for even the most reluctant of supporters to discover just how much they want to be a part of your community. However, with the seemingly never ending supply of tools, platforms, and applications at marketers’ disposal, it’s necessary to prioritize based on the needs and preferences of your target audience. Have you considered your platform? It’s been quite the year.

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Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Rebooting Your Digital Community Building

NTEN

If this seems like an uphill battle, it probably means leadership needs some education about the platforms and more importantly needs to be shown the benefits (through metrics) behind the power of social media efforts. By Jamie Millard and Lori L.

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App Recommendations from TechSoup Staff: Part Two

Tech Soup Blog

It is a free app and available on all the major phone and tablet platforms. app - for reading books and documents on a phone (any platform). Dashlane – is a free password manager on all platforms. Todoist – is a tasklist on all platforms. 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.

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Social Actions Roundup #19: Time to vote in USAID's first open source challenge!

Social Actions

This week’s roundup draws attention to two contests that illustrate the impact social media technologies are having on not just private and nonprofit initiatives, but public spending as well. Beth Kanter lists her top 10 nonprofit technology and social media for social change blogs.

Social Actions Roundup #19: Time to vote in USAID's first open source challenge!

Social Actions

This week’s roundup draws attention to two contests that illustrate the impact social media technologies are having on not just private and nonprofit initiatives, but public spending as well. Beth Kanter lists her top 10 nonprofit technology and social media for social change blogs.

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

NTEN

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

NTEN

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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