Technology and the Environment

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

OK, well, not so unrepentant or unabashed since I’m writing this post on the varied factors around technology and the environment, and have been thinking about this issue for myself for a long time. There is some argument as to whether or not cloud computing is good or bad for the environment. There are some arguments about whether or not these are really helping the environment. E-waste pollutes the environment and poisons people.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Retain, Attract and Inspire Talent in a Remote or Hybrid Work Environment

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The nonprofit sector was one of the last sectors to accept the shift to a remote or hybrid work environment, driven by the simple fact that nonprofits are used to collaborating and serving communities in person.


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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On The Environment And Conservation Efforts


Today’s funder list focuses on nonprofits supporting the environment and conservation efforts. Funding Priority: The Environment and Conservation Efforts. The New England Grassroots Environment Fund. The New England Grassroots Environment Fund.

LMS and Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)


Technology has changed the mode of delivery of education or skill training drastically. Especially in the current times of COVID-19 pandemic, companies are looking at the use of Learning Management Systems to aid their Training and Development (T&D) activities

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New Environment and Climate Change Youth Council to engage on key environmental challenges

Charity Village

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, established Canada’s first Environment and Climate Change Youth Council and launched applications […].

How To Create A Welcoming And Diverse Work Environment

Eric Jacobsen Blog

However, read it only once you’ve committed yourself to creating a welcoming and productive work environment for all. Every business leader should read the new book, The Business of We , by Laura Kriska.

Communications In A Multi-Chapter Environment

Wild Apricot

Our Multi-Chapter Benchmarking Survey offered some insight on communications and website practices and challenges at multi-chapter organizations. Multi-Chapter-Benchmarking-Survey Multi-Chapter-Benchmarking

Is a Results-Only Work Environment Right for Your Organization?


Flickr: Tracy Hunter We've heard whispers about Results-Only Work Environments – mostly from the corporate world. Change Management cultural change nptech nten Organizational Change results-only work environment ROWEWell, in July 2008, Jessica Lawrence led Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council to become the first nonprofit organization in the country to migrate to an ROWE.

Adobe Systems and the Environment

Tech Soup Blog

From time to time, we get a chance to find out firsthand what some of our TechSoup donor partners are doing in the area of green technology and corporate social responsibility. The occasion for getting to know Adobe better came with the launch of Adobe's new wind turbines at their headquarters building in San Jose. At last count TechSoup now has 41 donation or discounted product donors for nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries.

What Previous Crises Can Teach Us About Navigating the Current Fundraising Environment

Connection Cafe

The new and unique aspect of our current environment is that parts of fundraising programs will need to be for our mutual health and safety.

10 Core Competencies That an Employee Needs


Learn about the top 10 core competencies that your employees need to provide them a nurturing and empowering environment and grow your organization's productivity and employee satisfaction

The Future of eLearning and Immersive Learning Environments


Elearning continues to rapidly evolve as technologies such as gamification, immersive learning environments ( ILEs ), MOOCS, mobile learning and other modern training delivery methods penetrate the marketplace. What are immersive learning environments? They relearn even the simplest of tasks, like turning a wrench, underwater, to simulate the harsh low-gravity and airless environment of space.

Protecting Our Planet Challenge Commits $5 Billion To Conserve 30% of Planet by 2030

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7 Ways to Create a Work-Friendly Environment in the Office

Find the free stuff

If you are running an office, you should create a positive environment for your employees. The post 7 Ways to Create a Work-Friendly Environment in the Office appeared first on This will boost productivity and make sure that everyone is in a pleasant mood. However, many employers struggle to know what techniques will produce the best results in the workplace. To help you with this, let’s take a closer look.

How to Build and Maintain an Intentional Organizational Culture in a Remote Staff Environment


Lisette Sutherland. Director. Collaboration Superpowers. Tools and new workplace traditions can help support cultural institutions, like water cooler conversations, for both local and remote staff. Whether we’re co-located or remote, every company wants their teams to be aligned towards achieving their vision, mission, and goals. And just like in the office, remote workers have to be deliberate about creating an inspiring culture. We just use different techniques.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 149: Raising Major and Planned Gifts in the Current Environment

Connection Cafe

They discuss the challenges of raising major and planned gifts in the current environment, give advice on how to talk to donors and consider how they are feeling and faring during this time, and highlight different giving strategies that can benefit organizations and donors.

Web Jobs at Pew Environment Group!

Forum One

Pew Trusts has two new job openings for the web communications team at the Pew Environment Group. PEG focuses on addressing three major environmental problems- climate change, wilderness and biodiversity loss, and degradation of ocean environments and marine fisheries. PEG" is ramping up its organization and its efforts - and so this should be an exciting time to work there!

TechSoup's Refurbished Computer Initiative and the Environment

Tech Soup Blog

Matthew Halden is the Manager of TechSoup's Environmental Product Distribution Programs which include the Community Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher Program , the Refurbished Computer Initiative , and our IKON remanufactured office equipment program. Matthew combines environmental zeal with good business sense in this rare peek into his world with an update on the impact TechSoup's RCI program is having on the world and nonprofit pocketbooks.

A Climate Change Solution That’s Delivered to Your Door

Saleforce Nonprofit

Education Nonprofit Environment SustainabilityBy: Mary Phillips, Head of Garden for Wildlife at the National Wildlife Federation. Plant with a purpose to help wildlife, people, and the planet. Sourdough starter. A new furry family member.

How To Create An Environment That Energizes Everyone

Eric Jacobson

In the book, The Optimistic Workplace , author Shawn Murphy , explains that the following beliefs are essential to helping create a positive work experience : The team is more important than any individual. For optimism to be strong, a cohesive team is vital. People need to believe the team will be there for them when needed. A team is weakened when the first priority is the needs of each person, or when ego dictates a team's actions or inaction.

Blogging To Improve Cambodia's Environment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

s environment. Meet Zarah Jane Almeida who works as a producer for Mlup Baitong's Environmental Advocacy Radio Program. She has been blogging about her work and life at Sreisaat Adventures in Cambodia since January, 2004. Born in Roxas City, known as the seafood capital of the Philippines, she graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in mass communications. She moved to Cambodia in April, 2000. How and why did you find yourself in Cambodia?

The Mother-Led Movement to Save Our Kids’ Climate

Saleforce Nonprofit

Normalize conversations about the environment, and involve our children in acting with us for the climate. Education Nonprofit Community Engagement Environment Public & Social Benefit Sustainability

Four Tips for Creating a Rewarding Environment for Your Tech Staff


By Grant Howe, VP Research and Development, Sage Nonprofit Solutions Want to create a more rewarding environment to retain and grow your techies? We'd love to hear YOUR tips, strategies, or #FAIL stories about creating a rewarding environment for nonprofit technology staff. [Editor's note: The following first appeared in the March 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the complete issue of NTEN's new quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders by subscribing to the journal for free! ]

How The Nature Conservancy’s Work in the Cumberland Forest Supports Jobs & Climate Mitigation

Saleforce Nonprofit

Nonprofit Environment Public & Social Benefit SustainabilityBy: Andrew Tingley, Director of Communications at The Nature Conservancy. When you think about nature, what comes to mind?

Restoring Earth for 2021: Locally & Globally

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carbon footprint climate change Earth Day Earth Day 2021 Earth Month Earth Week environment environmental protection green energyEarth and our efforts to conserve it are far too important to be observed on just one day.

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Why Every Organization Should Make Sustainability Part of its Mission

Saleforce Nonprofit

As Salesforce has deepened our commitment to the environment, we’ve also been inspired by our customers who have made sustainability fundamental to their missions with innovative approaches. Education Nonprofit Community Engagement Environment Public & Social Benefit

Some Really Insightful Writing About Virtual Environments and Education

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We need to encourage the development of easy to use, safe, classroom environments that can be controlled by the teacher but also allow students to enter 3D virtual environments. Help them to see that the very future of the children they teach is dependent upon their ability to change, adapt, and understand such new environments and to operate in them safely. This morning, Bertie , sent me a pointer to this article. It reminded me of a draft post I've had for over a month.

All-in-One Printers: Save Money and the Environment - Part 2

Tech Soup Blog

In last week's post , we told you what an all-in-one printer was and some of the benefits of choosing them over several stand-alone devices. Did we pique your interest? If you are considering buying a multifunction printer (MFP), here are a few buying guides and ratings that can help you make sense of the various functions and specifications so that you can choose the one that's right for you and your office.

A couple of tidbits

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

A couple of tidbits on the environment today: A post on Read Write Web entitled “Cloud Computing good for the environment. Tags: Technology Zen environment Really?&#. Another in the series of “The Story of Stuff&# on Electronics.

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NetCentric Advocacy: WHEI - Women are the First Environment : Speaking out at Live Earth

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Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « (alpha) | Main | PressThink: Just the Sum of Us: James Surowiecki On What Crowds Can and Cannot Do » July 10, 2007 WHEI - Women are the First Environment : Speaking out at Live Earth Great work of the WHEI (Womens Health & Environment Initiative) building a network across issue lines and groups. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Social Change Apps on Facebook to Support Breast Cancer, Environment, and Aids

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dank Apps (creators of the popular Lotto app ) has launched a new series of Social Change applications that allow Facebook users to raise money for a cause through advertising revenue. This means users do not have to donate, but just need to install the application, recruit their friends, or play the games. The first three are: Stop Climate Change supports the Nature Conservancy.

Use All-in-One Printers: Save Money, Office Space, and the Environment

Tech Soup Blog

What is an all-in-one printer or multifunction printer (MFP)? has this to say, "When you've got a small home office, an all-in-one printer, also known as a multifunction printer, is a great buy. All-in-one printers can print, scan, copy, and sometimes fax.". Theses devices tend to be reasonably priced and can come as inkjets or laser printers.

7 minute crash course on environment,values and budget explained by SELP.

Network-Centric Advocacy

This is an interesting overview of the side-effects of cut without thinking about priorities and values. It is a good (mellow) overview answer to the hyper-argumentative coverage on cable news. Resonable people are willing to carry a fair portion of the reponsibility.". Advocacy Strategy Communication Technology Current Affairs Personal Rants

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends


EveryAction affords DonorTrends the opportunity to bring our proven fundraising insights to more nonprofits facing a changing donor environment. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends.

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Faced With Challenge, ENA Delivers Value


As CEO of the Emergency Nurses Association, Nancy MacRae knows how to be sure-footed in a volatile environment. To say that emergency nurses must be ready for anything is an understatement. This is a profession that routinely prepares for the unexpected.

The One-Look Virus and Immersive Environments for Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

SL will take longer to gel into a cohesive environment that has a purpose and a following than the explosive growth experienced by WOW. ve found the environment elaborately constructed but humanly forbidding. In reading Nesson's post, I was fascinated with the description of Harvard Law School's virtual court project: my sense is that second life is an ideal environment for mock trials. Where, if it all, might immersive environments be of value?

Strategy and Preparation Boost Your E-Learning IQ


It is essential equipment in a business environment that is challenging organizations to provide smarter, faster, and more engaging solutions for their customers than ever before. Investing in a learning management system is no longer a choice.

Querying the Environment: A Smart Model for Pull Content

Museum 2.0

How can you create an environment or an object that invites visitors naturally to pull more content? In my continuing quest to find elegant ways to integrate technology into the museum experience, we come to interpretative material and the simple question, "How can you create natural ways for visitors to retrieve the information of most interest to them relative to an artifact or exhibit?" Here's one lovely answer: Meta.L.Hyttan.

What being a B Corp means to us


Work Culture B Corp b corporation Business corporate social responsibility environment social good sustainabilityAbout seven months ago, See3 was officially named a B Corporation company. Since then, we’ve learned a lot about what it means and how it impacts our business. One thing is for sure: it’s more than a title. It’s a responsibility, a higher standard, and an opportunity to do business better. The mission of B […].

8 Annual Reports We Love


Environment America. Environment America uses page breaks with vivid nature images to delineate their various areas of interest. Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it? When used correctly, they can be a powerful tool for communicating your impact, but it's important to create them in a way that makes them easy to understand, conducive to sharing, and persuasive to a wide variety of reader perspectives.

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Benetech Truth #1: Social Change Through Technology

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Beneforge social entrepreneurs Benetech a11y social enterprise Benetech Truths Bookshare socent accessibility human rights environment lucre literacy[Note: this is part one of seven posts on the Benetech Truths.] The world has big problems. We need fresh, original solutions that are better than the status quo. Technology has revolutionized business, but bringing those breakthrough developments to government, education and the nonprofit sectors can take 5, 10, even 15 years.

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Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland


Before you board your plane, don't forget to RSVP to the best party of the year - just steps away from the conference center, we'll have tasty apps, delicious drinks, and a fun, laid-back environment to mingle with fellow conference attendees! We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Catch EveryAction at NTC 2019


Don't forget to RSVP to the best party of the year - just steps away from the conference center, we'll have tasty apps, delicious drinks, and a fun, laid-back environment to mingle with fellow conference attendees! Want to meet EveryAction at this year's NTC? You've come to the right place for all our panels, demos, and happy hours. We have panels on everything from fundraising automation to donor acquisition and vendor client relationships.

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