March, 2008

Visiting Eot in the Faichuk islands

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Donna's friend Kathy Mori was able to arrange a boat trip on short notice to Eot, which is an island on the other side of the lagoon in a group of islands called the Faichuks. It was a 45 minute ride in an open motor boat that held about seven of us.

Michelle, the consultant

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Someone mentioned to me that from what I write on my blog, she wouldn't know what it is that I actually do in my consulting work. I kinda thought that was surprising, but in thinking about what I write, I realize that people could get

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The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

AFP Blog

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Donate Now' Processing Can Get ExpensiveBy Tim O'ReileyDespite the piles of studies and consultants' programs designed to bolster the effectiveness of fundraising, Devon Batley has boiled her strategy down to two words: go online.'I I hope some day nobody sends us a check (by mail),' said Batley, the membership.

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Whats an Email Address Worth? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

How to Measure the Value of an Online Supporter Over here at Care2 we get this question a lot. And we should. Any nonprofit seeking to recruit online supporters should rightly be concerned with the ultimate value derived from such

Improving my working conditions and staving off madness with a.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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The Kids in Cambodia Say Thank You Via Video Clip!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click to play. Sharing Foundation 's founder and president, Dr. Hendrie just forwarded me this 10 second video clip of the children in Roteang Orphanage. Thought I'd share it here

2008 Tech Museum Awards Global Call for Nominations

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I wanted to put in a plug for the Tech Museum Awards. We've been a Laureate twice (for Bookshare.org and Martus) in the past, and it's a great honor and a great event. If you know someone whose work embodies technology serving humanity, nominate them by tomorrow!

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ClickAJob News

AFP Blog

ClickAJob News: "A poll by Personnel Today and legal firm Charles Russell has revealed that sites such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace are not used by 73 per cent of human resources professionals.However, finance, media and professional services bosses were found to be the most likely to engage in such activity.Retailers and charitable organisations are least likely to look for a job

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HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

I have to add that we could not have done this without the collaboration and efforts from our email and website team, so I thank them very much for helping us pull this off

Graphing Social Patterns conference in DC

SocialFish

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Marnie Webb's Chicken or Egg Question: Twitter or Blogging?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, Marnie Webb asked an interesting question about choice of tools - specifically the choice the question of "Twitter or Blog?" " Great question. It was too hard to answer in 140 characters in any depth or without it being misunderstood.

Reflections on Micronesia

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Micronesia left quite an impression on me. It's great to go to completely different places, spending time learning about history, politics, issues and culture from new perspectives. I think it's one of the great perks of my job, working in the nonprofit sector.

News from NTC ‘08

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I've been having a great time here at NTC - running into lots of folks I'm happy to see again, and meet, learning about new things, being involved. I don't have lots of leisure to go into detail about what's happening here

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Nonprofits awaken to the power of the Internet - Long Island Business News

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Nonprofits awaken to the power of the Internet - Long Island Business News: "Ed Lally, vice president of development for The Hospice Care Network, sat in front of a colorful quilt with panels on which people wrote messages such as “My dad was no. 1,” “I miss my dad,” and “I love my grandpa in heaven.” Quilts like these provide both moving memorials and money for charities.But this Woodbury-based.

HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Back in September, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) hosted a video competition on YouTube looking for submissions for an anti-dogfighting PSA. After reviewing the user-generated content (UGC), two winners would emerge: one

Why I blog

SocialFish

Just for fun, I'm taking part in this Problogger Group Video Project : Why I Blog. If you blog and want to take part, upload a video before April 1. Here's my entry. I wasn't very creative, but I kept it short and sweet (like me).

Had A Great Time at the NTC in New Orleans

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Finally back from New Orleans and the NTC and Penguin Day. This was my 8th NTC and I had a fantastic time and learned a lot! I will be posting all my write ups, photos, videos, utterz, and reflections over the next week. So, stay tuned

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Guam and the Consortium

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The final stop for my Micronesia trip was Guam, a U.S. territory. Arriving on Guam felt like coming back to the United States, although it's more like Hawaii than the mainland! Guam has a huge American military presence: the armed forces control about a third of the island.

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On my way to NTC

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Tomorrow, I step off the plane in New Orleans, to go to the Nonprofit Technology Conference, and see folks I only get to see once a year, meet new people, chat and hang out with people I've been emailing/blog commenting/twittering, etc

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The new OpenSocial — now a little less Googley : Good Morning Silicon Valley

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The new OpenSocial — now a little less Googley : Good Morning Silicon Valley: "Today, Google moved to negate any concerns about its role by joining with Yahoo and MySpace to create an independent nonprofit OpenSocial Foundation “for the open and transparent governance of the OpenSocial specifications and intellectual property.” Said Google’s DeWitt Clinton, “This foundation, modeled after the

Ethos Roundtable - what a line up!

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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Tattoo Parlors and Art Museums: Comparative Comfort

Museum 2.0

Which is more inclusive: the place where staff curse constantly or the place where they ignore you? Which has more social impact: the place frequented by educated art lovers or the one populated by blue collar joes?

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How will the youngest billionaire use his new found wealth for social causes?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Forbes 400 list includes the youngest of all is 23-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is quite possibly the world's youngest self-made billionaire ever. I wonder if there is a Zuckerberg Foundation yet or how he will use some of his new found wealth to solve social issues.

Going to South India

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In April I'll be heading for Chennai , the capital of Tamil Nadu state in India. The main reason is to attend the National Seminar on Print Access for All, being held at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Madras is the old name of Chennai. The seminar has been organized by a steering committee led by N. Krishnaswamy, the Chairman of Vidya Vrikshah. I'm actually on the committee, too.

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If it’s good enough for the Navy …

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

In a surprising move, the US Navy will stop buying proprietary hardware and software, and only buy open systems. The days of proprietary technology must come to an end,” he said. “We We will no longer accept systems that couple hardware

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Yahoo Backs Google Development Tool - washingtonpost.com

AFP Blog

A variety of coverage of this topic is posted here yesterday and today.Yahoo Backs Google Development Tool - washingtonpost.com: "Yahoo will support Google's OpenSocial software, which allows developers to put their programs on more social-networking sites.".

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Timeboxing your Development Efforts

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

How can you make sure you meet your promised deadlines when implementing software projects at your organization? And without late night pizza-driven coding sessions? One approach is Timeboxing.

Blogs and associations

SocialFish

I'm really tired today, and feeling a bit sick, so I hope I am not missing the point(s) entirely, but I was reading bmart's post about blogs tied to association magazines, and Dennis McDonald's response , and I am not sure I get it. Per Ben's post: 1. If an association publishes a magazine less than twice per month, it will probably run out of blog content in the interim if it is only repurposing magazine articles for the blog. You think so?

Digital Natives Speak from Minnesota Conference, I Twitter, Twitterverse Responds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Digital Natives Panel. Elana Wolowitz, Communications Director/Senior Trainer, Wellstone Action gave me a brief interview. I had the honor of delivering the keynote this morning at the Message + Medium + Mission Conference in Minnesota.

I Want to Be a Grassroots Philanthropist!

Have Fun - Do Good

Bill Somerville makes the search for innovative funding opportunities sound like an Indiana Jones adventure.

Reflection and Evaluation

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Michele Martin, one of my fave bloggers, has a great post today on Reflective Practice. Both reflective practice - that is the process of reflecting on what you do, and how you do it, as well as conscious, deliberate evaluation of

PC Pro: News: Wikipedia grabs record donation

AFP Blog

PC Pro: News: Wikipedia grabs record donation: "The Wikimedia Foundation has received an unprecedented $3 million donation from a single organisation, twice the amount it raised in the whole of 2006.".

826 Valencia: Education! Humor! Pirates!

Museum 2.0

In the museum world, we often talk about lowering barriers to entry, helping people get through the door.

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

screenshot. currently, when you convert a lead into an existing contact, you have no control over what data is kept except the lead source. the default occurs each time–blank contact fields are filled with lead data, all other lead data

Are You A Nonprofit Techie, Working on a Social Media Strategy, and Love Dogs (or cats)? Need Your Help!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm working on a keynote for a nonprofits conference at the end of the month in Minnesota. I'm going to explain on the Cute Dog Theory but I need some photographic evidence. I need photos of nonprofit techies who do work in social media strategy and love dogs - need a photo of you with your dog.

Notes from The Seven Things Everyone Wants: What Freud and Buddha Understood (and We're Forgetting) about Online Outreach

Have Fun - Do Good

Think about the last time you did something for a cause. Maybe you gave them money. Maybe you did a walk. Maybe you signed a petition. Why did you do it?

Free and Open Source Tool #13: Flock

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I'm running behind, so I need to catch up in the next week or so. I'm still on internet clients, believe it or not, and still have some to go. Today, I'm talking about Flock. Flock is the “social browser.” For bookmarking, it uses your