Sat.Apr 24, 2010 - Fri.Apr 30, 2010

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Video Interview with Andre Blackman of Pulse + Signal


I spent some time with Andre Blackman while at South by South West Interactive 2010. Andre writes at Pulse + Signal where he talks about how technology and new ways of thinking can impact the field of public health.

Slacktivism: Why Snopes got it Wrong About Internet Petitions


"It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done," observed Oscar Wilde.

8 New Facebook Social Plugins And How They’ll Socialize Your Nonprofit Website

John Haydon

Right now, when people visit your website, they see the same content as every other visitor. By default, it’s not tailored to their preferences.

Do-Good Mother's Day Gift and Donation Ideas

Have Fun - Do Good

Mother's Day is only a couple weeks away (Sunday, May 9th). Do you know what you're going to give your mom?

HOW TO: Create a Mobile Website for Your Nonprofit for $8 a Month

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Web is going mobile. Faster than anyone thought. Smartphones are transforming the Internet and how individuals access the Web. Some through Apps.

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Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Reconsider Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Reconsider. To think about again. To reassess. To reevaluate. Really?&#. That said, people love Facebook. on Facebook. Alright… thanks Facebook.

FLASH MOBS - Association Bisnow - Washington

AFP Blog

FLASH MOBS - Association Bisnow - Washington: "You may have seen the YouTube clips of strangers simultaneously freezing in place at Grand Central Station or randomly dancing in sync to a Michael Jackson song on the streets of Stockholm. Now, a DC non-profit is harnessing the power of flash mobs

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Social Media and Privacy: Best Practices for Managing Your Personal and Professional Identities


Andrew Heller, Here's the situation: midnight is fast approaching and the server is still down. After working on the problem for hours with your manager, you're still scratching your head over how to solve the problem. As the night wears on, business conversation slowly turns into personal conversation. " are bound to come up.

Social CRM, part 2: Metrics vs. CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

So while I’ve been off twitter, I’ve had time to research social CRM (funny, that.) And what I’ve found is pretty interesting. CRM stands for “Customer Relationship Management&# (not to be confused with “Cause Related Marketing&# - it came from the for-profit space. That was the question I cam to this issue with.

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Question Facebook’s Integrity, Longevity, and ROI (Return on Investment)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This very long post has been a long-time coming for so many reasons. Really?&#. That said, people love Facebook. on Facebook. I don’t think so.

Does Privacy on Facebook, Google, and Twitter Even Matter? | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Does Privacy on Facebook, Google, and Twitter Even Matter? Fast Company: "What was Google thinking? When the search company launched Buzz a couple of months ago, engineers came up with what they thought was a clever way to kick-start the new social-networking service: They would build Buzz directly into Gmail.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: April 30


(Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Members are in bold. Tag your own news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help us find your awesome online, or contact Annaliese with your updates.) . Thanks to all those who documented and shared! Rock on open data and mapping! Scariest part?

#1MillionShirts and the Power of the Network

Amy Sample Ward

I can’t count how many times an organization, a campaigner or a consultant has asked for my opinion about “how can I make this go viral ?&# My response is usually broken down into two parts: 1. what do you think viral means? Development professionals, charity-minded folks, those interested in social media all responded. Please join!

Census Bureau Data Displays


Have you returned your Census Bureau form? Using this year of the Census as a kick off, we are pleased to integrate US Census Bureau data into our mapping layer. This is the same module that allows our customers to display the locations of their clients (or sub-sets of clients), and the location of relevant community services as well. Dr. W.

Volunteers can access centralized database for nonprofits - The Reporter

AFP Blog

Calling All Nonprofits: Its Time for a Privacy Upgrade


Nicole A. Ozer, ACLU of Northern California. More and more, nonprofits rely on technology to fulfill our missions. We connect with members using e-mail and social networking, carry out research on search engines and Web sites, and use online services to purchase supplies and produce and store documents. Cloud computing is a prime example. Nicole A.

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Great reads from around the web on April 28th

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 April 28th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying. "" OPEN CALL: Do Nonprofits Make Films?

Tackling your content inventory

Connection Cafe

Author: Lacey Kruger. After my last post , a reader asked for more information and instruction on creating a content inventory. What a great idea for a follow-up post! Also, content inventories are essential for any web site redesign to ensure the new site structure accommodates all types of content you’re looking to include. Page ID. Title.

The Nonprofit Quarterly | The Nonprofit Quarterly | Nonprofit Newswire | Four Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Reconsider Facebook

AFP Blog

The Nonprofit Quarterly | The Nonprofit Quarterly | Nonprofit Newswire | Four Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Reconsider Facebook: "April 27, 2010; Source: Nonprofit Tech 2.0 | Is your organization on Facebook? Like myriad other nonprofits, NPQ is.

Data Exchange White Paper: Benefits


To inform and kickstart the conversation in your partnership, check out the White Paper. We discuss various components of the work, and several key benefits including: - Saving money and resources - Better information and better decisions - Improved data quality - Improved service delivery - Access to real time data - Competitive advantage Dr. W.

Separating Personal and Professional Lives on Social Media

Robert Weiner

Do you "friend" your co-workers, clients, or service recipients on Facebook? What about LinkedIn? Are your tweets appropriate for all audiences? Andrew Heller discussed the risks of oversharing in his NTEN blog post Social Media and Privacy: Best Practices for Managing Your Personal and Professional Identities. Think thrice before acting."

Theatre Flashmobs on YouTube and Swarms of Theater Goers on FourSquare

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, I've been looking at a lot of different examples of how theatres are using social media.  Photo by Neatonjr. A 3 day walk).

Reasons to Be Wary About Text Giving - Give and Take - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

How Facebook Community Pages Undermine Nonprofit’s Official Pages in Facebook Searches

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Today is Arbor Day. I wanted to promote the the National Arbor Day’s Facebook Page on the Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page.

2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Surprising Stats


Thanks to Allyson for inviting me to guest post. This stuff fascinates me – which I guess is good since it’s my job.

Spreadsheet Aerobics: Actionable Measurement for Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Metro Library and Archive. Part of the process includes regular check-in calls to reflect on what we're learning. What does that mean? Likes.

Enhancing the Donor Experience : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Enhancing the Donor Experience : FundRaising Success: "n her presentation at the 47th AFP International Conference on Fundraising in Baltimore earlier this month, Bridget Brandt, senior marketing manager at Sage Nonprofit Solutions, discussed some keys to creating loyal donors through their experiences with your organization.

Make a Google Search Story Video in Under 5 Minutes

See What's Out There

Remember the touching Google Search Story about Parisian Love that aired during the Superbowl? Preview, make edits, and upload directly to YouTube.

The Next Big Shake-Ups In Fundraising


Wonder what the next big shake-up in the fundraising world is going to be so you can prepare and stay ahead of the curve? The Fundraising Predictions.

What's Your Nonprofit's Social Media Measurement Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Halloween Jack. Altimeter Report: Social Media Analytics. They define this process as "social media analytics.". cut and paste). Voice.

Professional Guides — Pistachio

AFP Blog

Professional Guides — Pistachio: "Professional GuidesIndustry-specific guides to Twitter, by profession.".

Where's the Mobile Museum Project for Intact Social Groups?

Museum 2.0

When a technologist calls me to talk about their brilliant idea for a museum-related business, it's always a mobile application. Imagine for example.

Is your Facebook Page Worth it?


Not even on your Facebook page. You're spending resources on Facebook for a reason. But how do you know if you're succeeding?

Convio goes public!

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Convio (CNVO) went public yesterday! The IPO did quite well considering the circumstances. When assessing the two tech IPOs of the day, the second being a hardware manufacturer, an industry analyst said: “You can keep selling the same (software) code over and over again. On the hardware side, that stuff is obsolete. million with this IPO.