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.

The Future of eLearning and Immersive Learning Environments

Gyrus

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.

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Blogging To Improve Cambodia's Environment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I got an exchange deal with a local mobile phone company and they gave us a free dial number so that listeners can call in during the broadcast for free for one year.). 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.

Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable?

Gyrus

Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable? Mobile Learning has been a cool shining beacon in the learning industry for quite a while now. If you have read my recent posts, you may already know where I stand on the matter, however, I would like to expand on my previous pro-mobile learning sentiments. Why Mobile learning is actually worth its grain of salt. Mobile learning reaches the most difficult demographic in all of the learning industry.

The Mother-Led Movement to Save Our Kids’ Climate

Saleforce Nonprofit

We’ve supported groups with small microgrants at key times to help them mobilize people in their communities, and we’ve run a communications training program with some of the world’s most renowned environmental journalists to help parents build their media capacity.

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story

NTEN

By Nam-ho Park, Director, Mobile Service, Forum One. With the arrival of smartphones, it’s amazing how much data we are collecting and consuming on our mobile devices. Now we have our mobile devices diligently collecting our data. I keep on telling my story of how I moved between the East and West, between physical environments (architecture, urban design) and virtual (web and mobile development and strategy), between technology and the humanities.

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

How can nonprofits leverage mobile technology for greater mission impact?

ASU Lodestar Center

Roughly one in five Americans have abandoned broadband Internet altogether and now exclusively use their mobile device. Whether it’s texting, responsive websites, applications, or cloud computing, mobile tools can be tailored to match each organization’s market and needs.

TSDigs: Mobile Storytelling Tweet Chat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, can be really powerful storytelling tools. Understanding what mobile applications to use, the limitations of your tools, and what makes a good video were the goals of TechSoup’s recent Mobile Storytelling tweet chat. Mobile devices seem to be everywhere and are easily used to take photos and record videos. Mobile Video Is Great, But Has Limitations. Use Mobile Storytelling to Let Volunteers Share.

Why Are Charity Mobile Phone Donation Programs Going Extinct?

Tech Soup Blog

Not that long ago, there were dozens of charity mobile phone donation programs vying for attention. In the world of electronics recycling, mobile phones are a problem. Examples include: Cell Phones for Soldiers , a nonprofit that collects mobile phone donations and sells to recycling and used phone reseller companies like Mobile Karma. We discovered that operating a successful charity mobile phone donation program is complex and difficult.

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Interview: Kedar Iyer, PickyPolly

Amy Sample Ward

Taking the lead from other measurement tools like the Google Power Meter that helps people take control of their energy usage and alter behavior, I felt mobile devices could act as an even more powerful tool in providing information and changing they way we shopped and used things in addition to household energy consumption. mobile application developers to build a robust prototype. Tags: interview application conservation engagement environment innovation mobile

5 Reasons You Need Mobile Bidding At Your Next Auction Event

Achieve

Many nonprofits have turned to mobile bidding software and online tools to help them handle the stressors of hosting an auction event. Get rid of unnecessary papers and forms and use the convenience of a mobile app to organize your data and auction processes!

Apping Out Illegal Waste: Free Download to Target Illegal Dumps

Tech Soup Blog

The above is the analysis of Jozef Vodicka, a Slovakian geek and entrepreneur, whose team has developed a multi-mobile-platform (iOS, Android, Windows Phone) application for documenting illegal dumping and, not incidentally, for mobilizing environmental consciousness and fostering citizen engagement. apps environment mobile phone green technology tsmobiletechnology Written by Daniel Ben-Horin, Founder and Chief Instigator, TechSoup Global. The Problem.

Virtual Volunteer Mobilization Strategies That Can Solve Nonprofits’ Challenges During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

For the foreseeable future, remote fundraising and virtual actions will be the norm, as evidenced by the 433% increase in virtual actions on the Mobilize platform in just six weeks. COVID-19 is forcing nonprofits to think differently about engaging supporters.

Tech Policies for Virtual Teams: A Leader’s Responsibility

Non Profit Quarterly

So things like asking, will the organization be providing computers and mobile devices for all staff, or would there be a hybrid model where some staff would have organization-issued computers and other staff would have to rely on their personal devices?

Mobile Learning Infographic – Benefits and Features

Gyrus

Mobile Learning Infographic – Benefits and Features. A few months ago we explored Mobile Learning and whether or not it is viable , today we provide an infographic of the benefits and features of Mobile Learning at a glance. Mobile Learning is a newer component of the blended learning mix and is constantly evolving into something more robust. Text of Infographic: Why is Mobile Learning so Effective? Mobile Learning Infographic.

Mobilizing Online Community for Offline Action

Tech Soup Blog

The activity provides a structured environment in which people can connect with one another, and coupled with different calls to action, can go a long way towards accommodate different comfort levels. August’s Online Community Meetup featured Zoey Kroll of Hayes Valley Farm , an urban farm located in San Francisco. Appearing as her super hero alter ego, complete with green cape, Super Green, Kroll spoke about how online activity can be used to inspire offline action.

Innogive Conference Panel Resources: Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

Beth Kanter

Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread: How Information Today is Woven Into Our Lives. “ Mobile is the Needle, Social the Thread ” is the name of a presentation from Pew Internet data that illustrates the rapid growth of mobile connectivity and social networking in the U.S., The panel description: At the Cross Section of Web, Social and Mobile. Learn about the tools available that bring mobile, web and social together. Mobile Site: [link].

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

Amy Sample Ward

Think about a tool like YouTube, where people can share videos (uploaded and created in various ways from mobile phones to laptop computers to high quality cameras) and then find others who care about similar issues. Tags: case studies issues 4change climate change environment lessons learned social media My latest post is up on the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog.

The Math Is Starting to Add Up: The Promise of Mobile

NTEN

During this time, I’ve seen a lot of exciting changes, but nothing has been exciting or frankly paradigm shifting as the wide spread growth of GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks and emergence of applications that leverage the now ubiquitous mobile phone to deliver services by leveraging their ability to deliver and collect data. . Mobile phones have made the uptake of ICT services achievable because they have become incredibly available.

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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. These are women who are implementing change and mobilizing at both the local and national level.

Why Nonprofit Fundraisers Should Give More Attention to Gen X Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Gen X donates to animal rescue and protection, environment and conservation, and health causes more than other generations. Gen X is tech savvy and appreciates nonprofits that embrace digital communications and fundraising – including mobile. Fundraising Mobile Media Social MediaThere is a lot of discussion in the nonprofit sector about Millennials (a.k.a. Gen Y) and Baby Boomers and a growing interest in Gen Z a.k.a.

2017 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

5: World Environment Day — #WorldEnvironmentDay. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Based on more than 20 years of experience and 25,000+ hours spent utilizing mobile and social media, Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits is a comprehensive 256-page book packed with more than 500 best practices. LinkedIn Snapchat Instagram Social Media Facebook Twitter Google Plus YouTube Mobile Media Fundraising

Tech for Good at Mobile World Congress

Tech Soup Blog

Mobile World Congress , an annual tech conference in Barcelona, Spain, sets the tone for global technology trends in the coming year. AppMachine is a public, browser-based visual content management system (CMS) for building mobile apps. Mobile Green Tech. As the number of mobile devices increases, companies must find new ways to reduce their environmental footprint. Accessible Technology Green IT apps Mobile

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Gen Z

Nonprofit Tech for Good

31% have boycotted a company that has hurt the environment. Instagram Social Media Facebook YouTube Mobile Media FundraisingYouth belonging to Generation Z were born in and after 1998. The oldest of Gen Zs are currently entering college and finishing high school.

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Educating To Mobilize the Masses

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Educating to Mobilize the Masses David Williamson Shaffer (UW-Madison), Doug Nelson (Doorknocker Simulation/ Kinnection), Nelson Layag (CompassPoint Nonprofit Services) How can organizations educate their masses for door-to-door canvassing, fundraising, or advocacy? Can we create a playful practice environment and help them understand.

Fundraising Statistics: Incredible Insights to Raise More [Updated for 2021]

Qgiv

Mobile Fundraising Statistics. 6% said the environment. Mobile Fundraising Statistics. Approximately 26% of all online giving was processed on mobile devices. of nonprofit event registrations occur on mobile devices.

Mobile Security Redux: Comparing the Tools | MobileActive.org

AFP Blog

Mobile Security Redux: Comparing the Tools | MobileActive.org: "We have been very keen on exposing the security holes in mobile communications for activists in insecure environments, and to that end prodiuced a number of how-to guides that evaluate some of the tools available (and there are not enough

2016 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

5: World Environment Day — #WorldEnvironmentDay. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Based on more than 20 years of experience and 25,000+ hours spent utilizing mobile and social media, Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits is a comprehensive 256-page book packed with more than 500 best practices. Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Fundraising Social Media YouTube Giving Days Cause Awareness Days

12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Mission: To promote the right to education and to preserve the environment and cultural heritage of Brazil. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Based on more than 20 years of experience and 25,000+ hours spent utilizing mobile and social media, Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits is a comprehensive 256-page book packed with more than 500 best practices.

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Android — The new Google mobile phone OS | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Still the most successful consumer product is clearly the mobile phone with around 3 billion users [ Source ]. The Open Handset Alliance is a group of over 30 Mobile Operators, Handset Manufacturers, Semiconductor Companies, Software Companies, and Commercialization Companies [ Full list of members ]. The Open Handset Alliance is trying to increase the openness of the mobile environment with the release of Android.

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What The Cloud Changes About Nonprofit Tech

TechImpact

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. General Mobile Tech cloud cloud computing cloud technology fundraising nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech technology We all know technology increases productivity, makes working easier, and better connects us to our missions and our organizations.

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5 Online Communication Styles for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. If your nonprofit works to protect the environment or animals, then your tone of voice could be informational, resolute, and sometimes even humorous. In fact, 56 percent of individuals who follow nonprofits on mobile and social networks take further action, the number one action being making a donation, after they have read a compelling story published by a nonprofit.

4 Ways Thinking Like A Marketer Will Help Volunteer Retention

TechImpact

Create a better volunteer environment. Corral a team and brainstorm the best ways to improve your volunteers’ working environment. You’re expecting them to dedicate their time for nothing in return, providing to them the best possible environment for them to complete their job function is the least you can do. Tech VolunteerConnect Mobile Technology nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech supporters volunteers Image Courtesy of Blues By Starlight.

Learnings and Reflections from BlogHer about Mobile Phones for Video Blogging and Beyond

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, while at BlogHer 07 I had a little bit of a personal learning mission: What can I learn about mobile video blogging in a global context? I put out a call for a session "Mobile Blogging and Video Blogging: I know nothing, educate me." After introducing ourselves and realizing that we all thought we knew nothing about mobile video blogging, we decided to identify what we didn't know by formulating questions. What is the best blog platform for mobile bloggers?

9 Tech Trends Your Nonprofit’s Need To Know About

TechImpact

Mobility. The mobile space has been a talking point for years now, but with the January 2014 introduction of 802.11ac, a wireless networking standard WiFi, it is even more important than ever. Bring your own device (BYOD) is a trend that is sweeping not only the nonprofit world by storm, but the for profit environment as well. Industry News Mobile Tech cloud cloud computing cloud technology nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech technology virtualization

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5 Text Message Fundraising Ideas to Inspire You

Qgiv

Give Your Donors Options With Mobile Fundraising . Reach Out Honduras has been holding their annual gala for 10 years, but their event had to quickly adapt to a virtual environment like the rest of us did last year.

Institute's Mobile Apps Are Built By Hands of Those with Autism CIO.com

AFP Blog

Institute's Mobile Apps Are Built By Hands of Those with Autism CIO.com : Called the nonPareil Institute (for "no equal"), the company builds apps for iPhone and Android phones and PCs. The 11 staffers provide 80 students who are on the autism spectrum , which includes Asperger's Syndrome, technical training and help adjusting to a work environment.

5 Online Communication Styles for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. If your nonprofit works to protect the environment or animals, then your tone of voice could be informational, resolute, and sometimes even humorous. In fact, 56 percent of individuals who follow nonprofits on mobile and social networks take further action, the number one action being making a donation, after they have read a compelling story published by a nonprofit.

FreshBrain

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A project based environment where they can interact with others, pursue their passion, learn, and have fun doing it. FreshBrain has fostered some impressive partnerships with companies like Sun Microsystems and T-Mobile, and relationships with groups such as Boys & Girls Club, Governors Office of Economic Development (Utah Schools) and the Girl Scouts. Tags: T-Mobile OER Boys n Girls freshbrain Ferrario youth development

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4 Ways Colleges Use Technology To Increase Campus Engagement

EveryAction

They prepare students for success after college, as well as enhancing the campus environment and creating a positive and inclusive experience for the student body. Use mobile optimized, social media integrated communication. For most college students, their cellphone never leaves their side - 94% even want to use mobile phones as an educational device in classrooms.

The 3 Questions To Ask When Selecting A Cloud

TechImpact

How secure is the environment? Industry News Mobile Security Tech cloud cloud computing cloud technology nonprofit nonprofit technology npCloud npTech technology Image courtesy of SMB Tech Guide. For many nonprofits, the move to the cloud is an obvious choice. It offers service when it’s needed, it has the capacity to greatly reduce daily operating costs, and it allows for great flexibility for its users.

Best Practices for Securing Data in Humanitarian Crisis Situations

Saleforce Nonprofit

The unfolding crisis in Afghanistan is a stark reminder that many Salesforce.org nonprofit customers often work in fragile environments. If the Salesforce Mobile SDK is utilized, it can work together with this as well.