The 2007 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The big celebration was also in the Sheldonian: the 2007 Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. And it was exciting! Below, I have picked a few select photos: the rest are on my Flickr page.

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Getting Naked: Being human and transparent

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

(Photo by rob_pym). I'm hosting this week's Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants! Sorry it's a day late. The topic I chose was a tough one, too: I asked people to talk about mistakes they make with clients, and how they deal with them

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Nonprofit Org in TIME's Top 10 Websites of 2007 | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

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Nonprofit Org in TIME's Top 10 Websites of 2007 | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network: "2007Submitted by Annaliese on Wed, 12/19/2007 - 2:21pm.nonprofit technoloy | NPTech | NTEN | nten membersLong-time NTEN member organization VolunteerMatch made it into TIME's list of Top 10 Websites for 2007. Congratulations! You can check out VolunteerMatch's spot on the list here

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Warning: Museum Graduate Programs Spawn Legions of Zombies!

Museum 2.0

Okay, they don't eat people's brains. Heck, many of them are intelligent, sincere, interesting people. But someone needs to raise the red flag before it takes an MA to work the register at the admissions desk. Summer's coming to D.C.,

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Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


I think you raise an interesting question for not only the charitable sector but also P/R due to the fact that so many air eyeing the value of Facebook and the time needed to establish a network of friends and then to actually get them

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Colombia is the 2nd Happiest Place for the Planet

Have Fun - Do Good

According to Ode Magazine , The Happy Planet Index , a project of the New Economics Foundation , ranks Colombia as the 2nd happiest place for the planet. The HPI is calculated by adding the country's life expectancy with its life satisfaction divided by its ecological footprint.

Wild Apricot Blog : A beginners guide to Facebook for non-profits

Wild Apricot

I've always been interested in social networking sites like Myspace , Twitter and LinkedIn. But lately, I've been spending quite some time on another social site which I've found to be quite worthy of my time and yours

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Art in New York

See What's Out There

POSTED BY Michael Hoffman JAN 25, 2007, Art in New York. People love our See3 logo. We love our See3 logo. link] It was designed by a New York artist named Cindy Workman. Cindy is having an art show, and if you are in New

Keith Taylor: Beyond distributed philanthropy and into micro donor.

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Not just a pretty face ; )


I am not normally one to toot my own horn, but I felt that I wanted to share my bemusement and excitement at being named a "2007 Young and Aspiring Association Professional" by Association Trends. That's my cheesy mug, top right below).

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Braillebug Reading Club

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm excited about our growing partnership with the American Foundation for the Blind, the leading foundation focused on blindness issues. One thing we just did was to fill in the last few missing titles on AFB's Braillebug Reading Club.

How to find out about free and open source software

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

You've been told that insert_cool_open_source_software_project_here might be the ticket for a specific function or system you'd like to implement in your nonprofit organization. Or you're just curious about projects you've heard about

1 in 8 U.S. homes rely strictly on cellphones

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1 in 8 U.S. homes rely strictly on cellphones: "More than one in eight American households have cellphones but lack traditional landline telephones, according to a federal study released Monday that tracks the growing dependence on wireless phones in the United States

Hierarchy of Social Participation

Museum 2.0

As part of the article I’m working on for the journal Museums and Social Issues on using web 2.0 to promote civic discourse in museums, I’m developing an argument about the “hierarchy of social participation.”

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Wonder if you should spend your time campaigning in social networks? You can use this tool to calculate an estimate of cost and return on investment for the recruitment and fundraising efforts of your staff in social networking sites

5 Tips to Start a Nonprofit Blog

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I am often asked for advice from nonprofits that want to start a blog. Here are five of the tips I most frequently give: 1. Read blogs. I can’t tell you how many amazing, visionary nonprofit leaders I talk to who when I ask them if they read blogs say, “I read email.”

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Wild Apricot Blog : Using Facebook and MySpace for Advocacy and Fundraising: An interview with Carie Lewis, HSUS

Wild Apricot

Carie Lewis, Internet Marketing Manager Humane Society of the United States We caught up with Carie Lewis for an interview about using social networking sites and Facebook to reach a whole new group of audiences and spread your message

NetCentric Advocacy: Empires built on the suffering of the Poor: Studies Spotlight the Moral Dilemma of Climate Change Debate

Network-Centric Advocacy

I am not sure at what point the injustice of climate change starts to haunt good people of conscience but it has to be close. Climate change exposes the poor to greater and greater risk and disaster. They received little of the benefit

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Mountaintop Mining – Seeing is rejecting.

See What's Out There

POSTED BY Michael Hoffman AUG 23, 2007, Mountaintop Mining – Seeing is rejecting. Mining is in the news a lot recently because of the terrible tragedy in Utah where six miners are presumed dead in a mine collapse and at least three more

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Good online meeting tools with weird names: Yugma and DimDim

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Twitter, Chris Brogan and 81 other people take Campaign over goal by 100% and send TWO Cambodians Young people to college! Thank You!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My fourth personal fundraising campaign started off with a modest goal - $1,000 to support Leng Sopharath , an orphan from Cambodia, for her junior year at college. The money goes to the Sharing Foundation. which manages the program.

Social Simulators

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I've seen two social simulator projects in the last couple of months, and they are both worth exploring. The first was at the NCTI: National Center for Technology Innovation » 2007 NCTI Technology Innovators Conference, where I had a blast keynoting.

Reaping the Benefit of Open Platforms

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

One of the cool things about free and open source software is that often (not always, but often) they provide an open platform for add-ons. As a full-time user of both Firefox and Thunderbird, I'm really enjoying the benefits of these

Nonprofits losing United Way money scramble to fill void

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Nonprofits losing United Way money scramble to fill void: "The 21 charities that will lose their United Way financing are trawling for dollars. They are turning to longtime contributors and contacting possible new ones, posting pleas on their Web sites, and sending e-mail blasts to thousands of supporters.The Girl Scouts of Central Texas recently sent an e-mail appeal to 6,500 people. But it

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Institutional Blogs: Different Voices, Different Value

Museum 2.0

Nik inquired as to how I feel about museum blogs. He asked: Hey Ms. what's your take on museums that keep blogs? Worthwhile? Any good ones out there? Or do they just become boring PR vehicles, due to administrative fears over message control? And the answer is. it depends.

DAM Pictures « Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

While there are lots of consumer-level products to manage digital images, photographs and the like, institutional options, it seems, are not that plentiful. Moreover, those options that do exist tend to cost a pretty penny

10 Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Have Fun - Do Good

According to the CCNMoney.com article, Splurges Will Be Scarce This Holiday Season : "Americans will spend an average of $923.36 on holiday gifts, which includes $106.67 on me-too purchases, which are the impulse buys that people make for themselves while they're shopping for gifts. This is up a moderate 3.7 percent from last year, according to NRF's 2007 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey." Wouldn't be great if some of that $923.36

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Wild Apricot Blog : Ten Innovative Ways Nonprofits Can Use Facebook

Wild Apricot

I often receive questions from nonprofits about how to effectively use Facebook. So here are ten different ways that nonprofits can use Facebook. Many of these tips can be found in my Beginner's Guide to Facebook and How to promote



Daily cron jobs with Apex. Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2007 01:48 Written by Steve Tuesday, 17 April 2007 01:48. To date, there has been no way to run code that manipulates Salesforce.com on a predetermined schedule

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » OLPC – One Laptop Per Child

See What's Out There

i have been following the olpc project since it started and i am surprised when i run across people who haven't heard about it. my daughter took the olpc laptop we just received to school to show it off and only a few of her teachers

Q: Are the social media needs of nonprofits all different or all.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

NetCentric Advocacy: Draft: The story of my inbox for the last month….Not for release

Network-Centric Advocacy

I have been looking over the story of my inbox. I am not talking about each email, each word, each chapter but the novel as a whole. What does my inbox say about the movement? My inbox is 894 emails. It spans a month or two

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Brighton Beach Brainstorm

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The best part of my job is brainstorming with brilliant, passionate people around social issues. On my visit to the UK last month to launch International Bookshare.org (check out www.bookshare.org.uk

Varied and sundry before a brief break

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I'm taking a brief 4 day weekend - not that it would be that noticeable on this blog, since I don't always post consistently. That is actually one of the things I'm going to try and change - to set up to do a post every weekday

Colleges Are Reluctant to Adopt New Publication Venues - Chronicle.com

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Colleges Are Reluctant to Adopt New Publication Venues - Chronicle.com: "Colleges Are Reluctant to Adopt New Publication VenuesAcademe has been slow to accept new forms of scholarship like blogs, wikis, and video clips, according to a report released last week that examines emerging technology trends in higher education

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ISO Understanding: Rethinking Art Museum Labels

Museum 2.0

I don't usually fist-pump while reading the New York Times. But I’d been scribbling notes for an art museum label post for awhile, and then yesterday, the NY Times had a review of a new show at MOMA, Comic Abstraction. The review was harsh.

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Clinton Global Initiative

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm greatly enjoying the CGI event this week in New York. Many great social entrepreneurs running around along with the world leaders (and of course, Angelina Jolie). I've been taking a fair number of pictures.

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