Tue.May 17, 2011

The Power of Social Fundraising and Friends Asking Friends [INFOGRAPHIC]


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Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you deliver training on webinar platforms, you need to understand how people learn. The content is important, but it is only half of the instructional design task. This post summarizes some learning research and offers some tips for delivering effective webinars.

Trending Sources

Marketing and Engagement: Making the most of your Emails

Amy Sample Ward

Last week, I visited Omaha, Nebraska, and had a great time presenting to the PRSA Nebraska chapter. I shared results from the newest eNonprofit Benchmarks Study from NTEN and M+R Strategic Services.

Social Media ennui

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I have a confession to make. I have social media ennui. I’m tired of reading and hearing about about social media and nonprofits, and I’m annoyed that social media is taking up so much of the air space in the #nptech world. As you know, I’m a bit of a technology curmudgeon, but I’m far from a luddite – I’m an early adopter, for the most part.

Millennial Donor Summit 2011: Online conference connecting you with research, case studies and trends

Amy Sample Ward

Mark your calendars for next month’s 2011 Millennial Donoar Summit and rejoice in the fact that you don’t have to book a flight or hotel!

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Do Good Graduation Gift Giveaway: Work on Purpose from Echoing Green

Have Fun - Do Good

When I graduated from college, I was a mess. I'd gained all kinds of knowledge and ideals, but had no idea how to use them in the real world. I knew I wanted to make a difference, but didn't how.

Nonprofit Management 101 Giveaway: One More Week to Enter!

Tech Soup Blog

You have just one more week to enter our Nonprofit Management 101 giveaway. To enter, all you need to do is create a short video about what you've learned about nonprofit management in the past five years.

[Event] [Europe] Red Herring Top 100 Europe Awards 2011


Red Herring has announced the 200 finalists for its “Red Herring Top 100 Europe&# Awards 2011 , culling them from a pool of over 700 applicants after evaluating Europe’s most promising private technology ventures on quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy and integration.

Daily DoGooder: Do You Own Stuff Made By Slaves?

See What's Out There

Change the world, one video at a time. Call and Response This eye-opening video offers a sobering but important lesson to all of us “ good, human-loving persons” about the role we play in slave labor as consumers in the global economic supply chain. The narrator’s warm, almost child-like tone

If you build it, they will… not necessarily come

Beaconfire Wire

Here’s the sad hard truth: the internet is a busy, crowded place, and no one is sitting around waiting for the cool new thing you just built.

Gateway to the Arts: A Web Design Story

Tech Soup Blog

Sharpen Your Website! Throughout the month of May, TechSoup is sharing a variety of resources on web design and development for nonprofits and public libraries.

Day at University of Washington

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Leaders to Legends Breakfast Lecture Series

This Month at TechSoup: Sharpen Your Website

Tech Soup Blog

Over the next five weeks, we're going to be sharing a variety of resources on web design and development for nonprofits and public libraries. Each week, come back to this post for new resources on a different topic relating to web design. Think of it as Spring Cleaning for your website.

Disconnecting From The Network

AFP Blog

Disconnecting From The Network : "NPower, the national network of nonprofit technology consulting and training organizations, has restructured. The New York office is rebranding itself as the national organization and the other network members have to decide whether to retain their affiliation and names or become independent.

How Online Work Can Save America

Tech Soup Blog

In February of 2011, TechSoup Global board member and founder of the nonprofit Samasource , Leila Chirayath Janah published a piece in TechCrunch that explores an unusual aspect of telework. Specifically, she focused on its potential to provide incomes to poor people in both rich and poor countries. In GreenTech we've explored how telework, or working remotely via the Internet, is good for the environment and will likely change the modern office.

Knight Foundation | Reporter Analysis

AFP Blog

Knight Foundation | Reporter Analysis : "We asked our partner, Monitor Institute, to take a critical look at the role of networks in community life. Our lens was apolitical. We were not looking for prescriptions for how citizens and government should interact. Rather, we were interested in the potential of networks—to create stronger bonds or to split us apart.

Great reads from around the web on May 17th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of May 17th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying. To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks).

Web 2

It’s a Win-Win(dow) Situation

Connection Cafe

Author: Amber Wobschall. It’s not often that non-profits get recognized for their online work, but there was a great opportunity presented to my client recently and they took full advantage. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation was nominated for the Webby awards for this video. They activated all of their online channels to draw attention to their nomination, voting, and ultimate win.

California Poison Control Goes Mobile

Mobile Commons

Last week, California Poison Control launched a new iPhone app called “Choose Your Poison.” The app lets kids play an informative game that suggests how similar candy can look to medication – and then lets them automatically connect with a poison control hotline. The iPhone app marks an extension of our own long-standing mobile campaign with the CPCS. Last year, we launched a campaign of weekly poison tips to help families keep their children safe. Read more about CPCS’s mobile initiatives here.