Mon.Nov 07, 2011

HOW TO: Create a Google+ Page for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Exciting news! Nonprofits can now create a “ Page ” on Google+.

How to use LinkedIn Pages for Nonprofits (video)

John Haydon

Noland Hoshino , who created the LinkInLog from SMO Books shares three ways you can use the new LinkedIn Company Pages to bring out the human side of your nonprofit. A LinkedIn guide for nonprofits. Noland recently published the LinkedIn Log – a guide to help orgs get more out of LinkedIn.

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Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now that Google+ is open to everyone, all nonprofit staff can start experimenting and familiarizing themselves with Google+ before the brand pages, also known as Google+ Business Profiles , are launched later this month.

Steal My Idea, Please! Why An Open Source Attitude Can Make Apps Go Viral


Last week I got ripped off, but for the first time, I’m happy about it. They didn’t just steal my wallet and phone—they took something that me and a team of people spent months to create. Earlier this week, the world turned 7 billion. Yes, 7 billion people.

Seven Tips to Optimize Your Twitter Page


By William Naylor, Client Support and Training, thedatabank. Twitter is meant to improve communication, not just by limiting you to 140 characters, but also using the limited space in your profile page.

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#Occupy Nature


It does not matter if you choose to take to the streets, the #Occupy Movement has captured the imagination of everyone, and is not going away any time soon. The #Occupy prompt has firmly become an iconic directive that gives voice to a wide range of concerns: from corporate bastions, to conceptual ideals, to icons of popular culture.

User-Generated Content: Ask Your Questions on Nonprofits Live!

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits Live: User-Generated Content Thursday, November 17, 10 a.m. Pacific time Hashtag: #NPLive RSVP. Are you considering a photo or video campaign for your organization? If you have ever asked your members to post photos on Facebook or asked for stories from your clients, you have tasted the abundance that user-generated content (UGC) can bring to your organization.

Lame spam of the day: USPS Delivery Confirmation

Robert Weiner

Like the American Airlines spam , this one didn't bother to include any graphics to make it look official. Further, it shows plainly that the link goes to (note that the domain is Some scammers are just lazy. Sender: Subject: Delivery Confirmation. Text: Dear Customer, We attempted to deliver your item at 11:02 am on November 5, 2011 and a notice was left.

What Do You Do When You Reach 1,000,000 Facebook Fans? Try to Get Some More!


Congratulations to NTEN Member the Humane Society of the United States for reaching 1,000,000 Fans on Facebook! That is quite an accomplishment – and since it's Member Appreciation Month here at NTEN, I'd like to let them know how much we admire the examples they've set in social media outreach.

Surviving Browser Compatibility Issues


If you thought browser compatibility issues were on their way out, think again. As more organizations realize the cost savings of using a web application over a traditional desktop application, and more and more software becomes packaged as software as a service, some of the same issues that plagued desktop apps have come back to haunt in the Web world. As installed software gives way to the web services, the complexities of operating system versions and software updates have faded.

Best Practices Are Evil


When it comes to our businesses, we love industry best practices. We love benchmarking and competitive analysis. We love the feeling we get when we don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

Stourhead in Autumn

Steve Bridger

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Meatless Monday: How Often Do You Dine by Candlelight?

Have Fun - Do Good

Meatless Monday is a nonprofit initiative of The Monday Campaigns. Their goal is to help reduce meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health. Each week I share meatless recipes I've tried from cookbooks and online. You can see past Meatless Monday posts by clicking here. I have a confession to make. The hubs and I almost never eat at the dining room table. We usually eat in the living room, on the sofa, while watching The Daily Show , which I love.

Daily DoGooder: Return of Ben Ali in Tunis

See What's Out There

Change the world, one video at a time.Return of Ben Ali in Tunis | 1:30 Engagement Citoyen A “Stunt” Video is a clip in which the producers pull a stunt in real time and in a public space to elicit and capture reactions from passers by. This is a great example; A huge Banner of [.]. Daily DoGooder

Member Appreciation Month : Even More Prizes.


Member Appreciation 2011 NTEN Member Appreciation Month is still going strong! We released new NTEN Staff Stories today (and more community stories to come this week), to go along with a whole line up of free for Members events this week, including: Online Fundraising: How to Help Your Commuinity Stay Out of Trouble : 11/8 at 11:00 am pacific CoP: Developing & Delivering Community Based Computer Training : 11/10 at 10:00 am pacific What's Wrong with My Organization's Webiste?