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

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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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Improving my working conditions and staving off madness with a.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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Graphing Social Patterns conference in DC


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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.

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 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

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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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Ethos Roundtable - what a line up!

Deborah Elizabeth Finn


Why I blog


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).

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » NTEN Does Web 2.0

See What's Out There

This is the blog for See3 Communications, an interactive communications agency that caters to nonprofits and causes. Here we share best practices, ideas, and tips in online marketing, web development, and video production

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.

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.

Blogs and associations


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?

Timeboxing Risks

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Before I got delayed we were talking about delivering software projects on time. Using the Timeboxing approach, the delivery schedule is the one absolute in the implementation plan. What features will be included in the delivery can slip, but never the date.

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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

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?

NetCentric Advocacy: Tag cloud and analysis of 952 ProgressiveExchange emails. (what has this list been talking about in a glance.)

Network-Centric Advocacy

I have a killer project in the works. I am not sure Net2 application and/or presentation does the project justice. The Advocacy Email Index will change the way we scan emails and understand the movements

The Humane Society's LOLseals

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

But before we get back to delivering IT projects on time, let's look at some funny pictures. Certainly none of us have been spared the LOLcats phenomenon - where folks photograph cats and give them funny captions.

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 -

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

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How Do You Make a Nonprofit Board Not Boring?

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"On the importance of term limits for nonprofit board members: 'It's sad to think how many boards are just a couple of funerals away from greatness.'" -Kelly Kleiman of The Nonprofiteer, Things We Wish We'd Said (Board Development division) I've never been on a nonprofit board, but I've been in board meetings as a staff member.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Just Arrived in New Orleans

See What's Out There

i just arrived at the nonprofit technology conference in new orleans. i am very excited to be here and i will hopefully be taking a lot of pictures and video and blogging when i have some free minutes

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NetCentric Advocacy: How good are you at seeing things?

Network-Centric Advocacy

great video. do you see the network in the middle of all the organizations? as folks work to create change what are you looking at? what are you trying to measure and count? why do you miss the network? it is right there

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

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

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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.".

Tips for Adopting a Pet from a Shelter

Have Fun - Do Good

We adopted a kitty! With the help of Petfinder and Maine Coon Adoptions (a division of the nonprofit, SAFE ), we finally found our perfect pet pal (left). She was a stray that was picked up by the City of Oakdale. According to Pets 90210 , an estimated 8 to 12 million animals are entered into U.S.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Don’t Barf

See What's Out There

when i told my 13-year-old daughter that this week in new orleans i was going to be presenting the 2nd annual dogoodertv nonprofit video awards in front of a crowd of over 1000 people, she said, “don't barf.” which just about sums it up

NetCentric Advocacy: mapping discussion and information: Presidential Watch 08

Network-Centric Advocacy

this is a very cool tool tracking news and chatter on the election. presidential_watch_08

Keep the faith


Sometimes you just need to hear a friendly voice. Thanks, Rex Lee! ".what what you're evangelizing isn't about a bunch of technology. It never has been. It's about the human potential.

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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