How Small Organizations Can Put the Environment First


We are in the midst of an environmental revolution, and today, organizations are at the forefront, faced with the responsibility of leading by example and conducting business with the environment in mind.

5 Ways “Green Thumbs” Can Text for the Environment

Mobile Commons

Pump the Movie” is a documentary that details American’s dependence upon oil and how it is negatively affecting the environment. The post 5 Ways “Green Thumbs” Can Text for the Environment appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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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.

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.

Communications In A Multi-Chapter Environment

Wild Apricot Blog

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

Girl Scouts Send Text Messages for the Environment

Mobile Commons

Even Girl Scouts have cell phones. And the Girl Scouts of America is turning those phones into environmental action with a fun text campaign that’s designed to keep girls thinking green no matter where they are. To engage Girl Scouts in an environmental program, Girl Scouts Forever Green is sending weekly earth-friendly texts to all the scouts on its list. Some are thought-provoking facts.

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.".

How To Create An Environment That Energizes Everyone

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

Apping Out Illegal Waste: Free Download to Target Illegal Dumps

Tech Soup Blog

apps environment mobile phone green technology tsmobiletechnology Written by Daniel Ben-Horin, Founder and Chief Instigator, TechSoup Global. The Problem. Illegal dumping can be viewed in two ways.

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.

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.

Conservation Planners Use Benetech's Miradi Software to Help Save Reefs in Guam

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

conservation CMP Guam RARE Miradi environmentElaina Todd, an environmental planner who develops social marketing campaigns with the nonprofit conservation group Rare, is profiled in our most recent case study for Benetech’s Miradi software.

3 Steps Nonprofits Can Take to be More Energy Efficient


energy efficiency environmentAs New York’s leading personalized board matching service, BoardAssist is approached daily by New Yorkers who want to join a board where they can be a real agent of change.

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

Network-Centric Advocacy

NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

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.

Building a Supportive Environment for Your Online Community


To build a supportive environment for your online community, we should incorporate what we've learned from history, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy. Whether it is meant as an attempt to create a supportive environment where you live or mimic the same type of vision in an online setting, the motivation seems to be the same: to gather with other folks in order to achieve a set of goals that would be impossible to do alone. Darby Burn Strong. Flight Coordinator.

Web Jobs at Pew Environment Group!


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!

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.

Happy Earth Day! 7 Ways to Green Your Technology


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5 Nonprofits Financial Drivers That Are More Important Than Ever Before!

Connection Cafe

Constant change is a reality in today’s environment but the volatility of the current environment has a lot of nonprofits concerned. Most businesses rely on growth fueled by new products or services to deal with the constant change that is a reality in all business environments.

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?

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.

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.

Help your local museum, food pantry, and the environment all at once


We've just launched a campaign I'm really excited about: The Idealware Research Fund. Almost all nonprofits struggle to keep up effectively with new software tools and tactics. Many have no one with technology experience on staff, and no one to ask for reliable software information. That's where Idealware comes in!

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.

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?

How Corporate Volunteering Programs Benefit Everyone

Connection Cafe

Be it flexible work schedules and environments, unlimited paid time off, education subsidies, mechanisms to spotlight great work and provide praise and everything in between, organizations are focusing their efforts on the overall wellbeing and engagement of their employees.

Three Social Media Lessons From Your Dog

John Haydon

Listen first To make the evolutionary leap to domesticated dog, wolves had to overcome a huge challenge in their environment. This is Otis. He’s my officemate. He’s taught me a lot about engaging supporters and donors.

6 Tangible Benefits Of Office 365


Built using the cloud to store, manage, and interact with environment, Office 365 is convenient, cheap, and accessible anywhere there’s an internet connection. Office 365 is unlike any other tool out there. It has the power to unify your nonprofit, and organize everything your organization does. Whether that’s in the office, or a Starbucks in […]. The post 6 Tangible Benefits Of Office 365 appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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?

Charitable Giving Grew to $373.25 Billion in the U.S. in 2015

Connection Cafe

The remaining 30% of giving goes to heath, public and society benefit, arts, culture, and humanities, international affairs, environment and animal welfare, and gifts to individuals. and environment and animals organizations at 16% growth.

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5 Steps to Nonprofit Project Management [FREE TEMPLATE]

See What's Out There

From conception to implementation, nonprofit organizations can benefit from project management – especially when the agile environment means staffers have to wear multiple hats. Here's a free template to get you started. The post 5 Steps to Nonprofit Project Management [FREE TEMPLATE] appeared first on The See3 Blog. project management nonprofit communications nonprofit marketing Nonprofits Template

Why and How Your #Nonprofit Needs To Bust the Culture of Sitting at Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Restructuring office environments such as adding adjustable or standing desks. But walking can also reduce healthcare costs, provide equal transportation access for everyone, clean the environment, improve the economic viability of our downtowns, and more.

2015 Charitable Giving Report: Fundraising Continues to Grow

Connection Cafe

Both Environment and Animal Welfare nonprofits and International Affairs organizations experienced double digit online fundraising growth in 2015. Blackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report includes more than $18.2 billion in total fundraising and $2.2

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Helping Youth Find Their Tech Genius: This year with iUrban Teen


iUrban Teen has been busy this year creating opportunities and environments where youth can find, appreciate, and grow their genius. At the core of the iUrban Teen programs is the desire to create opportunities and environments where youth can find, appreciate, and grow their genius.

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.

Online Communities Depend on Online Volunteers


The Internet is a volunteer-rich environment on a global scale, and nowhere is this more evident than in its online communities. Susan Ellis. President. Engergize, Inc. These online communities are mostly started by one or two highly motivated individuals and operate on the principle of exchange. If you manage an online community, here are some tips on thinking about your community members as your volunteers. community Community nptech nten Volunteers


Creating Your Own Lens: 4 Tips for Evaluating Fundraising Advice

Connection Cafe

That lens is shaped by experience in a particular environment or environments. If you’re like me, you probably receive a number of e-newsletters related to fundraising , as well as a print publication or two.

The Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Technology (and What It Means for Your Org)

Connection Cafe

However, even as a majority of nonprofit organizations inch toward implementing the benefits of a more cost-efficient and productive work environment, there are still major opportunities to take advantage of cloud-based services.

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What The Cloud Changes About Nonprofit Tech


You might need to contact your cloud provider if: your cloud environment is running slowly. You probably need a little more bandwidth allocated to your environment, or have your servers beefed up a little.

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