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Summer Meme


I got tagged by the Buzz Bin for their Summer Meme ! Haven't done one of these in a while, so here goes. SUMMER MEME 4 things you like about summer Margarita on the rocks, no salt Bethany Beach, Delaware (I have one RB (Rehoboth) and one BB sticker on my car bumper - that would be the past and the future)!

IDEO: Design for Social Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just gave a talk at IDEO, the famous Silicon Valley design firm. IDEO is very interested in making a bigger positive impact on society, and I was heartened by the great turnout and conversation. Doug Solomon, their Chief Technology Officer, was my connection to come in, and I appreciated Doug's invitation! Hope to see more groups following suit

NTEN Project: Week 1 - Module 1 - Are we there yet?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Travelin' Librarian. On Monday, we started down the road to build Module 1: What is Social Media and Why It is Important To Nonprofits. style.

Strange(r) Encounters: Conditions for Engagement

Museum 2.0

I've written before about techniques for talking to strangers, looking at how buttons , buses , and dogs and can all be tools for participatory design.

Don't be a Sun-Dial in the Shade


And he knew so well that people couldn’t be convinced of anything unless they cared. “If Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

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Association BloggerCon Painted Nails Challenge


And, here we go, not to be outdone, here is the womens' challenge ! and by the way, Ben, this was actually Lindy's idea.) or something.

How Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions Going?

Have Fun - Do Good

We're half way through 2008, so I thought I'd share how mine are going, and check in on yours. My resolutions were to: 1. Watched Darfur Now.

Liz Strauss Asks - Are Crayons Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What does the Internet look like ? Liz Strauss asks if crayons qualify as social media. you would get similar images.

Museums and Libraries in the 21st Century in 714 Words (or less)

Museum 2.0

The paper is the easy part. But one page! I'm not sure I succeeded. I wanted to share it with you to get your thoughts on this topic. From the Web 2.0

Totally off topic.


Anyone else into old-skool deep house? My husband Andy Grant spins a mean groove. Ah, the nostalgia of youth.

All 2gether now

Steve Bridger

This is where I’m going to be for the next two days. Looking forward to it. I’m particularly looking forward to introducing Hoop MD, Sean O'Halloran who will talk about the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP). Sean has a close family link with the project. That's just what 2gether is all about

Critical Friends and A Reflection Process for Working Wikily

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm very interested in learning how different types of networks or communities work in a networked way - this whole notion of working wikily. hey Beth.

the 100-mile mountains to sound relay race was run yesterday in 90 degree heat. 25% of the proceeds of the race go to onw/northwest client mountains to sound greenway trust. the race has 5 stages starting at snoqualmie pass at 3000?

No personality? Here's how to get some.


I don't mean you, of course! I mean your association! In Lindy Dreyer's review she highlights Chapter 6, which describes "personality moments". Yeah.

ICANN to allow new top level domains | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

is the internet running out of domain names? well, not really, but it could be argued that we're running out of easily remembered and typed names.

What do mobile phones, baseball, and pediatric Diabetes have in common?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Christopher Dale. A text to give campaign will make its major league debut at a professional sporting event on the July 13th ??? Children???s

Wild Apricot Blog : How to Check Your Website on Different Browsers

Wild Apricot Blog

Cross-browser compatibility has long been a frustration for website designers. What looks fine in one browser may be more or less “broken” in another, with sidebars shifted and elements overlapping. But does it really matter, how your

OK, now THIS looks like a useful book!


From their press release: "Based on principles highlighted in the best-selling 7 Measures of Success and U.S. Chamber. Graham IV, CAE. “It’s

Beaconfire Survey: Firefox 3 | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

editor's note: periodically, we do a survey of beaconfire staff to get impressions on a variety of non-profit technology issues.

Why Should Nonprofits Embrace Social Media? The why of social media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But Why? Flickr Photo by Liquid Lucidity. Why Not? Flickr Photo by MPR529. Think we can build a module in a week? why???? person events, etc.

Wild Apricot Blog : Whats Your Rapleaf Reputation - and why should you care?

Wild Apricot Blog

We all know that the Internet is a very public space -- but do we always act that way? The separate compartments of social networking sites, once isolated in their own little boxes, have created an illusion of privacy where none may

Good idea of the week: Create an Innovation Award!


Heard this on the ASAE listserves: "If an organization doesn’t innovate, it dies. We have changed a great deal over the years. How do we continue to innovate? How do we continue to broaden our scope? We have to look at our decisions through the lens of how we can continue to innovate. How do we get our members involved in innovation? Awesome.

Come see us at the American Marketing Association’s Nonprofit Marketing Conference! | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

beaconfire will be exhibiting and presenting at the ama nonprofit marketing conference, which will take place at the mandarin oriental hotel in washington, dc, july 14-16, 2008. beaconfire vp & co-founder michael cervino will be

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NTEN We Are Media Project: Week 1 - How Can Your Nonprofit Organization Avoid Drinking the Web 2.0 Kool-Aid.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Mike Monteiro NTEN's We Are Media : where the community is the curriculum ! Kool-Aid.

How Associations can use Facebook


I was getting ready to write a post on this subject (How Associations Can Use Facebook), and had a "pile" of bookmarked webpages all ready to read through, but Ben beat me to it !! So I am not going to reinvent the wheel. Instead, here's some good links, to add to those in Ben's post. Facebook's instructions here. Create a page here. - Thanks!

NTEN Project Name Change: We Need Your Feedback

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you've been reading this blog, you know that last week I started to work with NTEN on a social media and nonprofits curriculum development. Yesterday, Holly Ross, NTEN Executive Director, posted this discussion thread on the wik i: We've hit a snag in the road, and we need your help to get past it. Can you help us brainstorm? wiki name. Katya ?

An easy-peezy way to start listening


Dude. I am finding so much good "ease of use" stuff lately! Just heard about from a post on the ASAE listserve (thanks Mimi!) It's an incredibly easy way to start listening for chatter about your association. Just plug in your name, keywords, President's name, etc. SO COOL.

Here come the "Anti-preneurs"


Dave Webb asked me and several others via Twitter to comment on his post, " Spin on Cause Marketing Strategy Stirs Controversy ", about a recent Business Week article, Meet the Anti-preneurs. The story, about a new style of small business owners who are against globalization, advertising and corporate America, spawned a whole bunch of comments.

The easiest blog tool in the world


Always wanted to try your hand at blogging but feel a bit intimidated? Try this. Posterous is the easiest blog tool EVER. No sign up, no login, nothing. Just email text, pictures, links, videos, whatever to Et voila! Your blog is now at [link] Here's how it works. A perfect way to get your feet wet, methinks.

Debunking the open rate | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

when you've worked hard on an email campaign, you want to know how well it did. depending on your crm/email service, you probably have a plethora of statistics to consider: send rate, open rate, click-through rate, hard fails