2007

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

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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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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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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The Six Signs That Twitter Isn't For Your Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twitter reflections and insights have been the air. Chris Brogan's post says, " Twitter has changed my life." " I might also say that Chris's life changing experience on Twitter has had a ripple effect on two young Cambodian college students, Leng Sopharath and Champerom.

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

What I've learned about donor management. Last Updated on Thursday, 22 March 2007 07:28 Written by Steve Thursday, 15 February 2007 10:02. I've been helping nonprofits build databases for over a year now. I've worked with about 10 orgs

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Keith Taylor: Beyond distributed philanthropy and into micro donor.

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Braillebug Reading Club

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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.

Social Simulators

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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.

Brighton Beach Brainstorm

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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

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

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

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

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.

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

AFP Blog

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

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.

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

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

5 Tips to Start a Nonprofit Blog

Have Fun - Do Good

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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Good online meeting tools with weird names: Yugma and DimDim

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Clinton Global Initiative

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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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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

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

Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI)

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My eldest son, Jimmy, and I were able to attend a portion of the Global Social Benefit Incubator at Santa Clara University last week. We were able to hear the elevator pitches of more than a dozen social entrepreneurs from literally all over the world.

The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

This can most definitely help fundraisers too [link] It's a free ebook on the 7 Secrets to Facebook Fundraising

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.”

Nonprofits losing United Way money scramble to fill void

AFP Blog

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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Meet Danielle Brigida: Ranger Rick's AlterEgo on Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few months back, I wrote about a Facebook campaign to reinstate Ranger Rick's Facebook profile. Ranger Rick Raccoon, the persona of the National Wildlife Federation , was taken down by Facebook staff because it violated the Facebook's terms of service (no fake people.)

The more things change …

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

One of the great things about the nonprofit technology community is that the community, on the whole, has a great respect for women, in whatever roles we play - whether it be geeky not. The exceptions to this in my experience have been

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Visit to University of Washington

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I just got back from a short jaunt to the University of Washington in Seattle. Not only is it the school my son Andy attends (beam, beam), but it is also a hotbed of activity around advancing people with disabilities.

Working to Change the World: Talk at Santa Clara University

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Santa Clara University invited Bill Coleman (founder of BEA and Cassatt), Jeff Miller (VC at Redpoint Ventures) and me to speak recently on the topic of "Working to Change the World." It was a great hour of conversation around social change and the tech community's role.

NetSquared

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Although I have stayed in town pretty much this month, I've done a ton of stuff around the area. The NetSquared conference just wrapped up, and it was a lot of fun. Networking with people I know is always great, and I found the premise of this year's program different and exciting.

Seeing Beyond Sight Salon

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I'm on the host committee for an event honoring my buddy Tony Deifell and his new book, Seeing Beyond Sight. So, if you're in the Bay Area on May 17th, consider going and having a good time!

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Gathering: looking back

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Most Successful Ever! I wasn't surprised to find out that this was the best attended Gathering of the Social Enterprise Alliance. So many people did a great job making this the event for social enterprisers in North America. I'm hoping we can expand our reach globally in future years!

Blogger creates trouble!

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Late breaking news from the Gathering. Yours truly clearly ticked off our articulate and thought provoking keynote speaker, Carl Schramm, the head of the Kauffman Foundation. Carl's foundation is the foundation for entrepreneurship.

The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Post co-authored by James O'Malley and Justin Perkins. If you've missed the launch of Facebook Apps Platform almost two months ago, you're already way behind the times. The technology "enables anyone to build any application that

PostSecret: Lessons in Meaningful User-Generated Content

Museum 2.0

Recently, I’ve become a little disheartened by the extent to which the web has dominated my—and others’—thinking about ways that museums can integrate 2.0 into their offerings.

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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