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.

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. Whether it be the tragedy of 9/11, a tsunami, an economic recession, an earthquake in Haiti, a country divided by an election or a devastating brushfire, there are many high-profile events of the past that have threatened to push the fundraising landscape to its limit. From each one of these events, a key fundraising lesson has emerged.

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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. Resources: Webinar: Raising Major and Planned Gifts in the Current Environment. COVID-19 has impacted fundraising in various ways.

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How Small Organizations Can Put the Environment First

SocialFish

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. When you support suppliers who over-exploit the natural environment or carry out practices that cause pollution, you are indirectly contributing to ecosystem damage. If a company chooses to be sustainable in their manufacturing, we all benefit, as does our environment.

How Small Organizations Can Put the Environment First

SocialFish

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. When you support suppliers who over-exploit the natural environment or carry out practices that cause pollution, you are indirectly contributing to ecosystem damage. If a company chooses to be sustainable in their manufacturing, we all benefit, as does our environment.

How Small Organizations Can Put the Environment First

SocialFish

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. When you support suppliers who over-exploit the natural environment or carry out practices that cause pollution, you are indirectly contributing to ecosystem damage. If a company chooses to be sustainable in their manufacturing, we all benefit, as does our environment.

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

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. As environmental awareness campaigns gain attention in mainstream media, more nonprofits use text messaging to rally supporters. Here are five organizations whose green thumbs are doing double time by texting to care for planet Earth.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

EveryAction

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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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.

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

NTEN

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.

8 Annual Reports We Love

EveryAction

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

NTEN

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.

Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

EveryAction

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.

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.

Catch EveryAction at NTC 2019

EveryAction

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

NTEN

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.

Web Jobs at Pew Environment Group!

Influence

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!

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

By working to strengthen Black Women’s participation in both advocacy and the electoral process, Higher Heights strives to create an environment where more Black women can be elected to public office. February is Black History Month and while there are countless ways to honor and celebrate black history throughout the year, we’re giving you a place to start by highlighting eight nonprofits that are making major waves in their communities.

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.

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

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « fatdoor.com (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.

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?

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

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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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.

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

Idealware

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!

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.

Four Tips for Creating a Rewarding Environment for Your Tech Staff

NTEN

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! ]

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.

What being a B Corp means to us

See What's Out There

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 […].

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.

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

EveryAction

GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") is a the leading national education organization that works to transform K-12 schools into safe and affirming environments and ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. June is observed as LGBTQ Pride month to commemorate the June 1969 Stonewall Riots and celebrate the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ community.

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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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)? About.com 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.

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?

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. Miradi, is used by nature conservation practitioners around the world to design, manage, monitor and learn from their projects.

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New on SSIR: #4Change Examines Social Media for the Climate Change Movement

Amy Sample Ward

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3 Steps Nonprofits Can Take to be More Energy Efficient

BoardAssist

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. Once on board, our placements often ask “what more can I be doing to help the board I’ve joined?”

Interview: Kedar Iyer, PickyPolly

Amy Sample Ward

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Blog Action Day 2009: Creating Actions for Everyone on Climate Change

Amy Sample Ward

I use this story to say that no matter who your audience is, so long as you know them, you can provide relevant and exciting opportunities to take action to make a positive impact on our environment. Tags: events socialchange blog action day blogging climate change environment Today is Blog Action Day and this year’s theme is Climate Change.

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Climate Warming and Palo Alto -> Miradi and the World

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Tags: climate change trees Miradi Blog Action Day Palo Alto environment biodiversity

Staying Cool: 5 Tips for Beating the Summer Heat While Doing Voter Outreach

EveryAction

If you live in a low-humidity environment, consider wearing loose, long-sleeved clothing that protects your skin from the sun. Non-partisan civic engagement efforts are so important to the health of our democracy, but how do you protect your canvassers from the record-breaking summer heat? Here are five tips for keeping you and your canvassers safe while they're engaging voters and knocking doors. Stay hydrated. Make sure that you and your canvassers have access to plenty of cold water.