Wed.Mar 21, 2012

Tell Us About Your Nonprofit Technology and Cloud Computing Needs


TechSoup Global wants to learn more about how nonprofits, libraries, foundations and all types of NGOs use traditional and cloud-based technology. Take the survey or share it with others you know.

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Successful Strategies for Distance Learning [CASE STUDY]


This post is by Marci D. Thompson, Associate Director, Online Education, APIC. APIC is a professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 14,000 members. Their mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection.

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6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards


Voting for the 6 th annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards is now open to the public.

E-Mediat Networking Conference at the Dead Sea, Jordan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m here at the Dead Sea in Jordan where I delivered the key note for the E-mediat Networking Conference, “New Media for the Networked NGO.”

Wandering Down the "Don't Touch" Line

Museum 2.0

How do you help visitors know what they can and cannot do in your museum? Most museums have this figured out: they have signs, they have guards, they have cases over the objects. But what happens if you take away the "Don't Touch" signs and the uniforms?

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New Form Builder Features to Match Staff Needs


We have released new features to help support call operations, client intake, tracking, and case management. Both of these new features described below are part of the Form Builder module in VisionLink''s Community Operating System, or Community OS. This module is used to arrange the fields, tabs, conditions, navigation, and workflow useful to every organization managing client and call information. The first is an inline fields tool.

It’s Non-profit Video Awards Season!

Wild Apricot Blog

Non-profits are competing for awards through the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards and the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Awards. Here are the details on how to vote for your favourite videos and attend the awards and screening party. Video storytelling

TechSoup's Eligibility Quiz Tutorial

Tech Soup Blog

Here at TechSoup, we are aiming to bring you helpful content in as many ways as possible. As a result, we have been rolling out short video tutorials in addition to our text and webinar content. Our newest video, the TechSoup Eligibility Quiz tutorial , was created to help you understand how to complete the eligibility quiz found on

Get People to Do What You Want Them To by Turning Your Everyday Outreach into a Game

Mobile Commons

When the non-profit wants to mobilize its teen audience, they do it by text. As their CEO Nancy Lublin has said, “If you want to reach teens, you’re … better off sending them a text message.”. But last summer, when wanted to catalyze an especially intense outpouring of activism in a short period of time, they decided to ramp up their SMS campaign. They turned doing good into a game.

Report: 33.5M U.S. Hispanics Online

Connection Cafe

Author: Cheryl Black. According to Engage: Hispanics in January there were 33.5 million Hispanics online in the United States. Further, the Hispanic online market is growing three times faster than the general online market. And as if those stats weren’t enough to raise your eyebrows, here are a few more: 59% of online Hispanics in the U.S. are under the age of 35 compared to 50% of non-Hispanics.

Indian American Giving in Silicon Valley

AFP Blog

Indian American Giving in Silicon Valley : The Silicon Valley Community Foundation recently published a research paper on the philanthropy within the Indian American community of Silicon Valley. The report looks at the roots of giving in India, a history of the Indian American community in the U.S. and then describes the vision and values of Indian American philanthropists in Silicon Valley

Great reads from around the web on March 21st

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 March 21st). 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).

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AFP Blog :: : Recommendations—summarized in a report titled Unleashing Innovation: Using Everyday Technology to Improve Nonprofit Services researched and written for MAP for Nonprofits, a management consultancy, by Idealware, which advises nonprofits on software decisions—were based on a survey of Minnesota human service nonprofits and detailed follow-up interviews. The report suggested that the following steps can create notable impacts

Spring Webinar Special: Buy 3, Get 1 Free… or Buy 4, Get 2 Free… or Buy 5, Get 3 Free!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Through June 20, 2012, DIOSA Communications is offering all social media and mobile technology webinars at discounted rates (view current webinar schedule ). You can purchase a combination of registrations for webinars already scheduled and/or credits for webinars that are not yet scheduled.

Survey Yields Suggestions for Nonprofits’ Use of Technology

AFP Blog :: : Survey Yields Suggestions for Nonprofits’ Use of Technology March 16, 2012 — Nonprofits can take better advantage of available technologies to improve the services they deliver and the ways they deliver them, according to a recently completed assessment of 180 nonprofits.

Defunct Google Products

Robert Weiner

Google: It's great that they keep innovating, and of course not every idea will work out. But Google's record of killing off products makes me nervous about my reliance on them. Here are some defunct products I remember (and here are some I never tried. Even more. Still more.): Desktop Google search (still working if you can find a copy, thank heaven, but no longer supported). Google Buzz. Google Wave. Pages and files in Google Groups. And my favorite defunct Google product: Google boxer shorts.