Mon.Jul 11, 2011

Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking? Why or Why Not?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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LinkedIn: Step It Up

Connection Cafe

Author: Cheryl Black. “Do you like doing business with people with money? I like doing business with people with money.” ” From Eve Mayer Orsburn, aka @LinkedInQueen , that’s my favorite quote for why LinkedIn matters. The fact that LinkedIn’s 100 million members have an average household income of $110,000 isn’t the only reason to have a presence on the site. Though that doesn’t hurt does it?).

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Two ways Google Plus will change how nonprofits connect with their supporters

John Haydon

If you’re reading this and work for a nonprofit, don’t waste your time with Google Plus – especially if your peanut butter is already spread too thin. However, if have time and you’re the curious geek type, go for it!

Addressing Accessibility in Social Media


By Stuart Holland, Sr. Web Consultant and Dan Mouyard, Sr. Web Developer, TerpSys. In an ever-changing world of social media and web collaboration, tools for user interaction and engagement are becoming increasingly prevalent. Many non-profits have embraced features such as forums, blogs, user profiles, and photo/video sharing as a means to extend their reach.

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Five Things Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About YouTube’s Cosmic Panda

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On July 7 YouTube announced the launch of their new YouTube Channel design experiment cleverly named Cosmic Panda. Although it is still in beta, rumors of a dramatic new look for YouTube Channels have been floating around the blogosphere for a few months now.

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New on SSIR: Tap the crowd with iStart

Amy Sample Ward

My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog is up – you can read the post and join the discussion on SSIR , or read the full post below. —– Have you thought about running a contest or crowdsourcing ideas for your organization or community group? If you have, you certainly aren’t alone. In a previous job, I had the opportunity to help run crowdsourcing contests for new and innovative technologies that help nonprofits and the world.

A Few Good RSVP Tools: Online Registration Options for Free Events


PublishDate: July 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Kyle Henri Andrei. Planning a free event? It can be difficult to justify paying a lot of money for online registration software, but trying to get by with email or online invitation tools like Evite can leave you frustrated. Don’t worry—you have options. We talked to seven nonprofit technology experts about useful and affordable options for collecting RSVPs for free events.

Window for charity - Local News - The Aucklander

AFP Blog

Window for charity - Local News - The Aucklander : "A Skype connection allows a Remuera family to 'meet' one of the African children they have sponsored for the cost of a few cups of coffee, writes Rebecca Blithe. As thunder cracks and lightning flashes over the roof of a family home in Remuera, a young woman from Zambia peers from a computer screen into a world she has only ever read about

An update on my quest for project management bliss

Judi Sohn

Over a year ago, I wrote a post expressing my frustration in evaluating project management apps for my organization. I’ve been wanting to write a follow-up post for a while. I had hoped I could write something glowing about the tool we carefully chose. Not quite.

Lame spam of the day: Notice from WesternUnion) : Account Deactivate.

Robert Weiner

This one is kind of funny. First, there's what looks like a reversed smiley face in the subject (maybe it was supposed to be a copyright symbol). Then there's the tortured grammar in the first sentence. The friendly footer looks like it might be from a real Western Union message, inviting me to send comments. But the very last line says not to reply to the email, even though the reply address is the one I've just been invited to write to. =.

Meatless Monday: Goddess Nicoise

Have Fun - Do Good

Photo by me & made pretty with Instagram 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.

Daily DoGooder: 100% Cork: First Date

See What's Out There

Change the world, one video at a time.100% Cork: First Date | 1:50 100 Percent Cork Even the oenophiles (wine-lovers) are getting on the green bandwagon. Who knew that cork not only preserves the quality and character of your wine bit also preserves old-growth cork oak forests and helps preserve the planet by naturally absorbing

June Disability Employment Statistics

Vertex Systems

In June 2011, the percentage of people with disabilities in the labor force was 21.3. By comparison, the percentage of persons with no disability in the labor force was 70.2. The unemployment rate for those with disabilities was 16.9 percent, … Continue reading →

What is Google Plus?

Wild Apricot Blog

There's lots of buzz about Google+, which is in “limited field trial. Here is a sample of some early reviews from the non-profit blogosphere.( read more ). Google networking nptech