FLASH MOBS - Association Bisnow - Washington

AFP Blog

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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Flash vs. jQuery Slideshows

Beaconfire Wire

When it comes to slideshows on Web sites, you’re pretty much got two choices: Adobe Flash, or JavaScript (which for the purposes of this post we are no going to call jQuery*). Up until the last year or so, the only way to deliver the level of sophistication required for slideshows, has been with Flash. First things first, though, what is Flash and what is jQuery? Flash. Flash Advantages.

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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. This is interesting food for thought in 5:40 seconds. We have seen international networks work to rescue people or foster hate crimes.

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The Future is Flash

Beaconfire Wire

We decided to redesign their entire Web site to be an interactive Flash showcase. There were, to be sure, some initial concerns about doing an entire site in Flash.

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

AFP Blog

United Way Flash Mob Raises Awareness Of Drop In Charity Donations Amid Recession - wbztv.com: "But the so-called flash mob outside South Station at 5:05 p.m. wasn't a prank or political statement. The stunt was organized by the local United Way to draw attention to the hard times local charities are going through.There's a huge need for everything from clothing donations to food donations.

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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. Initiative with Flash Workout Event on the The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation And of course, watch the video , and get dancing!

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5 Links For: Killer Resources, Harvesting Inspiration, “Flash Foresight” and More

Wild Apricot

This week’s link round-up offers: tips for “harvesting insight, using “flash foresight”, finding “killer resources” as well as how to “think like a fundraiser, feel like a donor” and “sponsorship dos and don’ts”. Apricot Jam

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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. You can’t make the Flash application now, and then decide to make it accessible later. Flash actually offers some elements that make it more accessible than standard HTML web content.

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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. To raise awareness and encourage action, they've launched a project with Earthjustice called Adopt the Sky ([link] This site offers everyone a chance to make their voice heard. Visitors can add their own personalized message about the issue and ???adopt???

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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. When to Avoid the Flash. Your camera’s flash probably has a range of about 10 feet. They’re all firing their flashes for nothing.

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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. Understanding how a strategy, announcement, or issue will play out on various platforms can mean the difference between creating a winning campaign and a PR disaster. As social media evolves, every drop of news, hype, or rumor can cause a consumer reaction.

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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. Basically, this method relies on javascript and Flash to replace plain old HTML text with the same text in a small Flash file during the loading of the Web page in your browser. Also, your site visitors must have both JavaScript enabled and Flash installed.

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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.

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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 securityVoices from the Community is a series of blog posts highlighting various threads from the TechSoup Community Forums and other TechSoup online community channels.

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American Indian Resource Center: A TechSoup Youth Organization Profile

Tech Soup Blog

She is a power user of Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver for her websites, InDesign for newsletters and pamphlets, and Flash for animations (all available to eligible nonprofits in the Adobe Creative Design Suite and some also individually available.).



Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home links for 2007-01-30 links for 2007-01-30 Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 January 2007 08:34 Written by Steve Tuesday, 30 January 2007 08:34 goodwidgets – Photo Widgets for Websites nice flash widgets for putting photos on websites (tags: widgets flickr flash ) This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 at 8:34 am and is filed under Misc.

Interesting sites I’m looking at (weekly)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Recipe for a Flash-Free Flickr Slideshow in Drupal | johanna bates. IndieGoGo. tags: crowdfunding toblog. tags: drupal flickr slideshow webdevelopment toblog. Social Media Monitoring and Analysis Made Easy | RowFeeder. tags: socialmedia export data toblog. Export and Analyze Social Media Analytics | Export.ly. tags: socialmedia export data toblog. Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here. Blogs I read

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CharityVillage? Research: Mobile: The Next Tech Game-changer

AFP Blog

CharityVillage Research: Mobile: The Next Tech Game-changer : Today's nonprofits are agile — a necessity when budgets are lean, government grants can disappear in a flash and fundraising is as critical as the programs you deliver. But recently, successful nonprofits aren't just agile, they're mobile — as in using the mobile web to deliver messages and market themselves. For good reason

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ChipIn has some competition: carebadges.com | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Startups , carebadges.com ChipIn has some competition: carebadges.com 03.08.07 | 3127 No Comments [link] ChipIn+has+some+competition%3A+carebadges.com 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 ChipIn.com’s. This expands to TWO the number of Flash-based fundraising widget companies.



Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home links for 2007-01-26 links for 2007-01-26 Last Updated on Friday, 26 January 2007 08:29 Written by Steve Friday, 26 January 2007 08:29 bubbl.us: Mind mapping on the web flash based mind mapping app (tags: mindmap brainstorming software ) This entry was posted on Friday, January 26th, 2007 at 8:29 am and is filed under Misc.



I wish I could hire them for salesforce widgets and social network visualization… (tags: flash design visualization data ) This entry was posted on Thursday, November 23rd, 2006 at 8:21 am and is filed under Misc. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home links for 2006-11-23 links for 2006-11-23 Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2006 08:21 Written by Steve Thursday, 23 November 2006 08:21 stamen design | big ideas worth pursuing The guys behind the awesome digg labs tools.



SlideShare takes you ppt file, converts it to flash, then makes in embeddable on your site for viewing. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home My Dreamforce Slides My Dreamforce Slides Last Updated on Monday, 16 October 2006 03:38 Written by Steve Monday, 16 October 2006 03:38 Check out this cool service for posting Powerpoint slides on the web. Here are my slides from one of my Dreamforce sessions: Cool tidbit–the files are hosted on Amazon’s S3 service.

Change.org joins the ranks of widget makers | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Social Entrepreneurship , Startups , change.org , npwidget Change.org joins the ranks of widget makers 03.16.07 | 3141 23 Comments [link] Change.org+joins+the+ranks+of+widget+makers 2007-03-16+14%3A42%3A15 Allan+Benamer Change.org is now the THIRD Flash-based widget maker for the nonprofit sector. I hear you though, it is a good thing for widgets to exist — and I believe Flash-based widgets are technically safer than regular ones.

8 Hints for the Non-Photographer

Connection Cafe

So, if you have a group photo try different angles, flash on, flash off, etc. Flash on, flash off, that is the question. Make sure you understand your environment and flash settings on your camera ahead of time. Author: Jill Ward.

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Window for charity - Local News - The Aucklander

AFP Blog

As thunder cracks and lightning flashes over the roof of a family home in Remuera, a young woman from Zambia peers from a computer screen into a world she has only ever read about Window for charity - Local News - The Aucklander : "A Skype connection allows a Remuera family to 'meet' one of the African children they have sponsored for the cost of a few cups of coffee, writes Rebecca Blithe.

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The Nimble Nonprofit: A Full Circle Strategy For Mission Growth

Donor Search

This blog was adapted from the recent Flash Class by NeonCRM and Nonprofit Garden, partners of DonorSearch. One of the more frustrating situations that can occur when rolling out a major campaign is having different departments articulate different messages to donors. The marketing team may be focusing on highlighting stories about a specific program while… Major Giving

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

Byte Technology

This easy-to-read report will show you in a flash if people are arriving at your pages from a smartphone or tablet through the use of wonderful pie charts and graphs that anyone can understand.

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Community Foundation launches new fundraising method | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

AFP Blog

Community Foundation launches new fundraising method | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA : LAFAYETTE — The Community Foundation of Acadiana launched a new donation method — an embeddable fundraising widget — to make it easier for people to give to nonprofit organizations that are assisting those recovering from last week’s flash flooding.

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Budget Friendly Videos for Nonprofits

AFP Blog

A well-crafted PSA or information video posted on your website and YouTube can be wonderful for garnering attention for programs, but a poorly executed one may well lack the flash to grab people's attention on the video-saturated we

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Nonprofit Email Design: 20 Tips for More Effective Emails


Use of animated gifs, flash, videos, iframes, forms, javascript, AJAX are not recommended. Email communications are a critical piece of every nonprofits engagement strategy.

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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. Because nonprofits deal with donor, volunteer, partner, sponsor information, and market and social data, a sustainable backup solution is essential to maintaining these resources over time.

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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. The savviest organizations expect the unexpected and plan ahead for anything!

CharityVillage® Research: Communications: Content is king online

AFP Blog

CharityVillage® Research: Communications: Content is king online : "Content is king online Pattie LaCroixBy Pattie LaCroix August 28, 2006 You remember the days when flash movies on a web site were all the rage? Remember having to wait through long loading times just to view the same flash movie over and over again every time you came to the same web site?

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A few flashes of the former dog showed as she eagerly sniffed a tree or two at the beginning of the walk, but eventually settled into a slow routine.

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Quote of the week: online communities and complexity


From Rachel Happe in this post : I believe that online communities address the growing flash points where the complexity of markets clash against the complexity of organizations.

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Know Your Audience: How to Use Google Analytics With Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

By having the ability to track your traffic by geographical locations, knowing what type of browser they’re using and even charting their screen resolutions, JavaScript and Flash support, language etc. Successful website owners and administrators all have one thing in common: they know their audience. They know what products and services they want. They know what sorts of content they want to read and explore.

Setting up my new Thinkpad T400S

Robert Weiner

I've also had trouble getting Adobe Flash to install. Currently I can view Flash videos in FireFox but not in Internet Explorer. I recently received my new Lenovo Thinkpad T400S -- thinner, faster, and lighter than my current T400. But getting it set up has been a bear. A few of the lowlights, after 6 days of work: 1) I used Laplink to transfer my data, apps, and settings. I've been using Laplink products for at least 15 years with good results. This time, not so good.

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Converting GoToMeeting recording to something you can actually use

Judi Sohn

Flash video is fine, but Vimeo doesn't accept Flash video. Finally, I remembered that Box.net , where we have a business account, not only has the ability to stream video uploads and embed on sites for streaming playback, they only take Flash video files.

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12 Nonprofit Donation Pages That Don’t Suck


Open this page up on mobile, and none of that beauty is lost - the form fields go full width, the text increases in size, and each step of the donation page slips by in a flash. Is your donation page holding you back? Are you sure? Too many nonprofit donation pages are suffering from common donation page problems like unresponsiveness, length, general clutter, and even security issues that put potential donors off and sap resources away from causes that matter.

iPad: strange redirect bugs?

Judi Sohn

I had her bring it over to me, and sure enough, click "iTunes" and it flashes for a second and switches over to App Store, using the same animated motion as I see on my iOS 4 iPhone when you use fast app switching. This morning, Laini called me over that there's something wrong with her iPad. Every time she launched the iTunes app (she has a $10/month allowance and today it refilled) it opened the App Store app instead.

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The Need for Speed: The Overwhelming Benefits of a Fast Website Hosting

Byte Technology

SSDs save data on linked flash memory chips, meaning they can read and transfer data at nearly three times the rates of more conventional hard-disk drives (HDD).

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.” Image courtesy of Ciniva Web Agency. The one demographic that is increasingly difficult for nonprofits to reach is the nation’s youth.

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Making Your Website Mobile Friendly


Ditch the flash. There’s been a lot of talk about mobile throughout the last few years, but it seems that many of us still struggle when it comes to creating a website that can be read easily by mobile browsers.