Wed.Mar 14, 2012

Buy the Book, and then We Show Up

SocialFish

Okay, maybe it’s not that simple, but we do offer lots of freebies (including in-person presentations and workshops) when you buy Humanize in larger quantities. These deals are designed with organizations in mind, obviously.

Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Mobile Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With smartphones now outselling PCs and tablet sales surpassing even the most conservative of estimates, the majority of your nonprofit’s supporters will likely be browsing your website on mobile devices by 2013 – and unfortunately most nonprofits are not prepared for this dramatic shift in Web communications. That said, the following is a short excerpt from Chapter 9 of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits.

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The Outcome of Our Outcomes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo By Mastery of Maps. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.

The First Global Martus Users Group Meeting

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi The first ever Martus users group meeting took place earlier this month in Chiang Mai, the capital of Northern Thailand. Martus is Benetech's free and open source software package designed for human rights activists to collect stories and data about human rights abuses. For me personally, the meeting was a rare experience.

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Bridge Building or Trust Busting: A Warts-and-All Reflection on “Learning in Public”?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by AnEye4Pictures. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.

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Learning in Public Challenges and Actions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Andy Beal. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.

Backin' up the Smack Talk

Connection Cafe

Author: Robyn Mendez. I’m the world’s worst smack talker. Just ask my husband or close friends who love to rip on me about my beloved Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football Team, who has a 31.4% win rate against our rivals, the Texas Longhorns.

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Don’t Bring Your Phone in the Shower

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Helokee. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.

Panhandling or Hotspot Vendor: Which is better?

NTEN

Mark Horvath. Founder. Invisible People. What BBH Labs did with Homeless Hotspots is a harmless and fun idea that provides a positive interaction between homeless people and the rest of you. Plus, our homeless friends made a few bucks.

Is a Culture of Learning Required To Learn in Public?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Zen. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.

Upcoming Webinar on March 22: Cultivating Donor and Client Relationships with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Tech Soup Blog

Back in 2010, NPower Northwest' s Shawn Michael wrote a blog post outlining what you can use Microsoft Dynamics CRM for in a nonprofit (or library) environment. These uses include the "ability to manage relationships with your constituents - donors, funders, clients, volunteers, members, vendors, and other community partners." " This blog post was created in tandem with a webinar about Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Open Thread: The Hardest Risks are the Ones You Don't Have to Take

Museum 2.0

Recently, I was talking with one of my colleagues about some ideas to alter a longstanding annual fundraiser at our museum. "I I believe in these changes," she said. But it's also hard to feel comfortable taking a risk on this, because I know the traditional model works."

Exempt Organizations Select Check

AFP Blog

Exempt Organizations Select Check : Exempt Organizations Select Check Exempt Organizations Select Check is an on-line search tool that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings. It consolidates three former search sites into one, providing expanded search capability and a more efficient way to search for organizations that

Nonprofits and Blogging: I'm on the Chronicle of Philanthropy's Social Good Podcast

Have Fun - Do Good

My chat with host, Allison Fine, about nonprofits and blogging is up on The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Social Good Podcast today. You can listen to the 18-minute interview on the little audio player embedded in the CoP's post, Building Better Nonprofit Blogs , or on iTunes.

YouTube Opens Up Live-Streaming to Non-Profits First

AFP Blog

YouTube Opens Up Live-Streaming to Non-Profits First : YouTube wrote in a blog post Monday that this will give its non-profit program members the chance to spread their causes, by sharing charity events and conferences in real-time

2012 NTC Preview: Brian Reich on Innovation

NTEN

Are you ready for the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference ? We're playing host to over 100 breakout sessions in San Francisco this April 3-5, and we're delighted to bring you a video preview of just a few of those, including one from Brian Reich. Here, Brian highlights some of the themes we''ll be addressing in the closing plenary this year. If you you can't join us in San Francisco, remember that you can see Beth and many others speak from the comfort of your own desk thanks to the Online NTC

Communities: Real and Imagined by Quintus Jett of Rutgers University | Community Techknowledge

AFP Blog

Communities: Real and Imagined by Quintus Jett of Rutgers University | Community Techknowledge : I've seen many nonprofit organizations struggle with how to harness the growing capabilities of social media to build community and resources. More extensive use of Internet applications to reach others is apparent - Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, email , and text messages are informing stakeholders about the latest organizational news - yet what further steps should be taken?

Microsoft launches TechSoup in PHL | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere

AFP Blog

Microsoft launches TechSoup in PHL | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere : As Microsoft Philippines celebrated NGO (non-government organization) Connection Day, it simultaneously launched TechSoup Asia which aims to help organizations acquire technology information and resources