Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The team laid out the figure below: Benetech's Equilibrium Change Model Looking at this summary of how Benetech operates, it was clear to me that our theory of change matched the framework from Osberg and Martin. The first was the ebook.

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A Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For those who have purchased the ebook of Mobile for Good , it is impossible to use the checklist since ebooks are static in their functionality. Write your project summary and set up your crowdfunding campaign(s).

A Mobile and Social Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

However, for those nonprofits that have purchased the ebook version of Mobile for Good it is impossible to use the checklist since ebooks are static in their functionality and content. Write your project summary and set up your crowdfunding campaign(s). ?

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.

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

Connection Cafe

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. 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 to grow their supporter base. It’s been quite the year.

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How to automate DMs on Twitter and still have The Force be with you

John Haydon

Laura Fitton conducted an informal survey on auto-DMs and concluded that “people were pretty clear about HATING auto-dms with “links to my stuff” “free eBooks,”or anything self-promotional. Technology isn’t goo or evil - people are. Technology isn’t careless - people are. In summary: Just because my new follower DMs are automated, doesn’t take away the fact that a lot of care, maintenance and good intention goes into managing them.

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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.