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Managing a Flash Crisis: How to Handle Online Criticism of Your Organization


At Epic, we’ve given it a name: a flash crisis. A flash crisis happens when a negative post, comment, blog, or video goes viral and the winds of chatter whip it up into a firestorm. Adele Cehrs. President. Epic PR Group. As social media evolves, every drop of news, hype, or rumor can cause a consumer reaction.

Flash Mob Gone Wrong. What if?

Network-Centric Advocacy

We know there have been flash mobs that lead to vandalism and muggings. Flashmob gone wrong. How do you convert attention to action?

FLASH MOBS - Association Bisnow - Washington

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FLASH MOBS - Association Bisnow - Washington: "You may have seen the YouTube clips of strangers simultaneously freezing in place at Grand Central Station or randomly dancing in sync to a Michael Jackson song on the streets of Stockholm. Now, a DC non-profit is harnessing the power of flash mobs

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Have Fun, Do Good Video: Beyonce's Let's Move! Flash Workout for Kids

Have Fun - Do Good

Flash Workout together. At 1:42 PM ET today, hundreds of middle school students will do the Let's Move! Share. video

How to Organize Have Fun Do Good Flash Mobs with Gabriela Masala, a Big Vision Podcast Interview

Have Fun - Do Good

For more info, go to [link] Gabriela mentioned Improv Everywhere as a resource for people who want to learn more about how to organize flash mobs.

United Way Flash Mob Raises Awareness Of Drop In Charity Donations Amid Recession -

AFP Blog

United Way Flash Mob Raises Awareness Of Drop In Charity Donations Amid Recession - "But the so-called flash mob outside South Station at 5:05 p.m. wasn't a prank or political statement.

Adopt the Sky: Another Flash Advocacy Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's another flash site that allows you to "adopt the sky" while signing a petition. The EPA recently announced changes in ozone pollution standards that fall far short of what the scientific and health community recommends. Visitors can add their own personalized message about the issue and ???adopt??? adopt??? s free.

American Indian Resource Center: A TechSoup Youth Organization Profile

Tech Soup Blog

Spotlight Microsoft Office youth Adobe InDesign Adobe Adobe Photoshop Powerpoint Adobe Flash Adobe DreamweaverWho They Serve.

Accessible Flash? Maybe | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

That usually means some more intricate components, like a Flash application, are usually out. Yes, I know you can make Flash accessible. But if you’re not ready to give up your Flash application or your site’s accessibility, you still have some options. When your Flash application has text, make it a text item.

Voices from the Community: Security

Tech Soup Blog

Ban flash drive use to prevent viruses? Preventing viruses when flash drive use is necessary and frequent. Privacy Security Software Tech Planning mobile phone malware mobile phones information protect virus safety protection planning policy policies flash drive smartphone VPN email securityDon't click that link!

Getting Good Pictures - How to Use Your Flash

See What's Out There

One big issue in getting good pictures with amateur camera equipment is controlling the flash. What most people don’t consider, though, is that the flash generally provides horrible light. In any case, most people make two mistakes with the flash: using it when they shouldn’t, and not using it when they should.

Sprout - A Flash Editor - Let's You Customize Your Own Widget

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The product is a drag-and-drop Flash authoring tool built on Adobe's Flex. You can use this flash editor to create your own custom widget for fund raising - adding multimedia content. That's a widget I just created using Sproutbuilder , a new product form the creators of ChipIn. link]. Peter Dietz offers his observations here.

Beautiful Web Fonts Part 1 – The Flash Method

Beaconfire Wire

Scalable Inman Flash Replacement (sIFR). In this post, I’ll talk about sIFR, or “Scalable Inman Flash Replacement (sIFR),&# named for Shaun Inman, the pioneer of the technique. Also, your site visitors must have both JavaScript enabled and Flash installed. Beautiful fonts are one of the holy grails of Web Design.

The Six Week Solution for a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

Now, it passes in a flash, which is a little disconcerting seeing as the end of year is just over six weeks away. November 10-16) .

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How to Broadcast Your Impact with Facebook Live

Connection Cafe

Regularly flash your beautiful smile. Facebook Live is a feature that lets any Page live-broadcast events, breaking news, interviews, and more.

5 Ways the Internet of Things Could Transform Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Imagine: A breaking news story flashes on your refrigerator screen with an option to finger scan an urgent donation to a community in need.

Nonprofit Email Design: 20 Tips for More Effective Emails


Use of animated gifs, flash, videos, iframes, forms, javascript, AJAX are not recommended. But how do you keep track of them? Email Design.

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Experts Tackle Rapid Response Magic: Turning Bad News Into Big Results

Connection Cafe

In the world of nonprofit advocacy , the tides can change in a flash. Rapid Response in Action: Turning Adversity into Opportunity Overnight.

4 Steps To Assessing Your Data Protection Plan


external hard drives and flash drives), the source you backup to matters. Image courtesy of GRT Corp. How do you backup your data?

Direct Marketing Trends You Won’t Read About in InStyle Magazine

Connection Cafe

Are these flash-in-the-pan trends, like the velour tracksuit, or are they here to stay and worth investing in? I love fashion trends.

Making Your Website Mobile Friendly


Ditch the flash. Consider setting up a new domain or subdomain that contains your mobile site. Keep it simple. Keep images to a minimum.

Emotions vs. Numbers| Developing the Right Strategy for Your Next Fundraising Appeal

Connection Cafe

There are two ways these posts about soliciting donors start: Either we begin with a metaphor about how asking a donor for time or money is like a.

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Is failing fast failing you?


Guest post by Adele Cehrs, CEO at Epic PR. ———– Among executives “failing fast” is all the rage.

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The Old and The New: It’s Always Our Challenge

Connection Cafe

I learned computer programming in a chilly room filled with massive equipment, flashing lights and mysterious noises. I recently completed my goal to earn a Doctorate. The last time I attended a university, it was on a beautiful, old campus lined with brick buildings with white pillars. But was that the only secret to donor retention ?

3 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Use Vine And Instagram


They were born into a world saturated with technology, flashing lights and sounds, and commercials aiming for the “shock factor.” Short videos.

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3 Mobile Trends on the Horizon for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Or having unplayable videos on mobile devices, such as ones that require Adobe Flash. What else should they be aware of? Mobile Analytics.

Mobile-Friendly Searching: Getting Your Non-Profit’s Website Up to Speed

Byte Technology

If you’ve initiated a Google search anytime recently, you may have noticed a new designation underneath the listed results: “mobile-friendly.”

Time to Update That Software! Adobe Releases Critical Patches

Tech Soup Blog

Adobe released critical patches for Flash Player , Photoshop and other products on August 9. At least one of these patches almost certainly affects you and your organization: Adobe estimates that Flash Player is installed on over 98% of computers in the U.S. and Canada. and earlier versions. This is pretty quick and painless, though.

Quote of the week: online communities and complexity


I believe that anyone who wants to thrive in the future needs to understand the discipline of community management. Potluck

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When Fonts Attack, It's Time to Patch

Tech Soup Blog

If you noticed that your browser blocks Flash , that was a direct result of this incident. government agencies was held. Windows 7. spanhidden.

Book: We First: How Brands & Consumers Use Social Media To Build A Better World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These include: Proctor & Gamble, Walmart, Starbucks, Toyota, Nike, and more. The book offers lots of food for thought and discussion. Books CSR

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Is the New Facebook “People Talking About” Metric As Meaningless as Number of Likes?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by lecercle. Mari Smith pointed to this blog post from All Facebook explaining the metric and how it has been implemented in apps. Measurement

The 10 Commandments of Effective Homepage Design

Connection Cafe

Thou shalt avoid the Flash intro or any other gratuitous animation. Author: Lacey Kruger. Just coming out of the Homepage Design Slam session at the Summit, I wanted to provide a brief recap for those who couldn’t make it. The 10 Commandments of Homepage Design. Thou shalt clearly state who you are and what do you.

The Bring Your Own Device Nightmare


Thousands of internal organisational confidential documents can be copied, innocently or maliciously, in minutes to someone’s USB flash drive. A USB flash drive lost on the train can find its way into the wrong hands, generating negative PR, fines, lost clients, members and – potentially - funding. By Graeme Batsman, Data Defender.

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6 Great Interactive Data Visualization Tools (Part 1)


Websites are loaded with eye candy these days — from slick user interfaces to interactive maps to cool photo slideshows — all achieved without Flash, just HTML, CSS and Javascript. Paul Chamberlain. Senior Producer. And these technologies are free, open and can be utilized in essentially every current web-browsing device.

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5 Times Foundations Cause More Problems Than They Solve

NonProfit Hub

But if funders aren’t prepared to help new programs or organizations find a path to sustainable operations, then their investments are just a flash in the pan. The nature of philanthropy is a want to help. It’s what foundations were created to do. Consider the Rotary Club’s long-term commitment to eradicating polio.

Why Your Nonprofit Is Not Ranking on Google


The day or week after a website launch, someone will inevitably notice that they can’t find the site on Google, Yahoo, or Bing. What do you do?

ChipIn has some competition: | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Startups , ChipIn has some competition: 03.08.07 | 3127 No Comments [link] 2007-03-08+18%3A50%3A33 Allan+Benamer It was bound to happen sooner or later, another company has developed a Flash fundraising widget similar to’s. 4) Yahoo!

What Gets Measured Gets Better

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flash forward 18 months, and I’ve become a measurement evangelist. The CWRF model has been adopted by nonprofits. Work intervened. Measuremen