Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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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Receiving the 2013 Migel Medal

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This is the field where I found my life’s calling, applying technology to meet critical needs of society, where the market is likely to fail. From my college dorm room, where I thought that pattern recognition could do more than target missiles, to my first successful high tech company where we built technology that could read just about any font without training, to Benetech’s founding with the Arkenstone reading machine for the blind.

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Are You Passionate about Technology and Social Good? Benetech Needs You!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest post by Betsy Beaumon, President, Benetech We are seeking visionary leaders to join Benetech in applying technology to advance the rights of disadvantaged people around the world. Technology is playing an ever larger role in increasing respect for human rights and delivering better services, and we have two rare opportunities to lead world-class tech-for-good programs.

Free Facebook Guide for Small Non-profits

Wild Apricot

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?

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.

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

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The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Blogging Advice, Better Websites, and Email Marketing Stats

Connection Cafe

Tech Impact compiled 20 Insightful Nonprofit Technology and Social Media Stats , validating the need for nonprofits to establish a social media presence and incorporate story in order to grow their supporter base. I can’t believe it.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

10X: CEO’s Update: Spring 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

Are You Ready for the Future of Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

Technology. For-profit companies are beginning to capitalize on the idea that personal connection is paramount, but nonprofits have long held that model at the heart of everything they do. Innovation. The future. These words call to mind images of sleek inventions and hip start-ups.

Big News at Benetech (and for me!)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Under Betsy’s guidance, Benetech is developing new software for social good enterprises to connect communities with inclusive technology: Service Net: Reshaping the social safety net in human services to better connect people to the services they need. Born Accessible: Working with publishers to ensure that any new ebook is accessible to people who read differently - with the goal of one day making Bookshare obsolete.

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

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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)

Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Of course, this is a familiar concept to me as someone who started his career building for-profit tech companies in Silicon Valley. The primary goal in the Valley is massive change, because when you’re a for-profit that magnitude usually yields massive profits.

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Free Guide to Membership Software Selection

Wild Apricot

The free downloadable ebook lays out a series of seven easy-to-follow steps for a smooth software review process. Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest Wild Apricot nptech event management Membership management Donor management software 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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112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

Connection Cafe

In this presentation, Counter-Intuitive or New Path to Profit?: In this post by Amelia Northrup-Simpson, What Audiences Expect from Arts Marketers: Four Technology Must-dos , she provides some guidance on how to ensure your tech decisions are meeting the expectations of your organization’s lifeline. John Haydon is offering up [FOR FREE] 42 pages of eBook goodness to help you get more traffic, increase search rankings and boost conversions.

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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. Competing nonprofits, competing for-profits and sort of competing donors will need to come together, build trust, and create open solutions.

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

Rockstar Nairobi Social Entrepreneur

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

She runs a for-profit social enterprise named Daproim that provides data entry services using disadvantaged students as their primary workforce. We use digital ebooks at Bookshare’s core, which can easily be turned into braille, large print or digital audio (using synthetic speech technology).

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Microsoft Citizenship Donating Office 365 To Nonprofits

TechImpact

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. Five Nonprofit Technology Trends to Watch.

Tribute to My Mentor

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

When I explained that our board just didn’t see manufacturing reading machines for the blind making financial sense for a for-profit company, Gerry said “How about you set up a deliberately nonprofit tech company?” I laughed, because at the time Calera was an accidentally nonprofit tech company: it was organized as a for-profit but was still losing (a lot of) money. In honor of Gerry Davis, April 2018 My mentor passed away earlier this month.

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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Benetech’s Framework for Developing New Social Enterprises

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Digital and mobile communications are changing the rules about social networks, intellectual property, and the availability of big data, with an overall blurring of the boundaries between state, for-profits, and nonprofits.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Why You Shouldn't Depend on a For-Profit Business to Defend Your Civil Rights The Kindle2 is a hot topic in the disability field right now. 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. If Kindle ebooks were available on the Web, other developers could fix many of its limitations such as lousy support for images, problems with complex layouts, inaccessibility.

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Bookshare Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary at Google

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Betsy Beaumon, Benetech VP and General Manager of Bookshare During the event, our Bookshare staff offered demos of our Bookshare library and our Go Read accessible ebook reader for Android.

Ten Books for Every Nonprofit Professional’s Reading List

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you are looking for more recommendations, check out Book Authority’s list of 52 Best Nonprofit eBooks of All Time ( The Happy Healthy Nonprofit is #9). He’s the founder of Convince & Convert, a marketing company that works with for-profit brands.

Data and the Human Touch

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This reality changed when both Kevin and Sophia learned about the accessible online library Bookshare , an initiative of Silicon Valley technology nonprofit Benetech. We’re a technology company and strongly believe in the power of information as a force for good.

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The Case for Copyright Exceptions and Fair Use

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It also underscores just how critical a balanced copyright law is for technology innovation. Individuals, schools and for-profit companies are often called upon to make their materials accessible, and fair use creates a framework that makes much of that work legally possible.

A Fundraiser’s Secret Weapon: Data Analytics

Connection Cafe

From donor retention to nonprofit marketing to organizational leadership, every ebook is an invaluable resource. Technology drives change. Technology allowed that to happen! The statistical models work from your data, and technology in use merely enables that process.

Beaconfire Survey: Tech Gadgets | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

No need to get a Kindle or the Sony eBook reader. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Free education tools you have never heard of

SocialFish

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.

When Flexibility Becomes an Operating Principle: Lessons from a Nonprofit

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And there are extended engagements that will add features to a mobile ebook reader app for the more than 250,000 print disabled users of Bookshare , the largest online library of accessible content in the world. This post originally appeared on CSRwire Talkback.

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Why Scoring Member Engagement Matters, Part 1

SocialFish

Every Monday, we’ll be bringing you the inside scoop from several awesome association technology vendors and consultants who will share the insights they have gleaned from years of working in our association industry. To download a copy of the full eBook, please click here.

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Nonprofit Marketing Plan Must-Haves: Integration and Automation

Connection Cafe

From donor retention to nonprofit marketing to organizational leadership, every ebook is an invaluable resource. But like any strategy or tool, the technology alone won’t transform your supporter engagement program.

What's Your Nonprofit's Social Media Measurement Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A couple of recent reports and frameworks in both nonprofit and for-profit areas have been published recently and provide some useful ways to think about how to measure the ROI as well and measure effectiveness. Photo by Halloween Jack.

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)

Digital Pulp Fiction

Gavin's Digital Diner

Amazon’s native format — a DRM’ed version of the MobiPocket eBook format — does this. Non-profits in general do the same thing. I think I was eight when I read my first “real&# book — of course, that’s not counting comics, Willy Waddle , or books designed to be chewed. The book was Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons , a proper book; a marvelous story for a boy who spent his days poking at squiggly-wiggly things in the tide pools of Cadboro Bay.

Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Rebooting Your Digital Community Building

NTEN

Jacobwith brings more than 25 years of professional speaking, coaching, and training to her work with social profit organizations. In 2010, she published her short book and ebook, Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign. By Jamie Millard and Lori L.

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10 Best Web Content Practices - 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)

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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