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Taking Your Professional Development Global!

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posted by Maureen O''Brien Development Director Musical Instrument Museum I recently had the opportunity to travel to Paris, France to attend the 5ème conférence de fundraising pour le secteur culturel (5th conference on fundraising for the cultural sector) put on by the Association Française des Fundraisers (French Association of Fundraisers). This was my first return visit to France since studying abroad in Montpellier twelve years ago.

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are several ways to address this situation without resorting to moving to France where after hours emails are illegal.

Solved! The Nonprofit Data Mystery

Connection Cafe

Later in the story, Dupin is offered 50,000 francs as a reward for returning the letter. “The Purloined Letter” is a well known short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It’s a detective story in which the main character, C. Auguste Dupin, is hired to find a valuable letter that has been stolen.

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The Secret to Better Web Writing

SocialFish

March 14-15, 2016 – Paris, France. It might not be what you expect. Last week I had the pleasure of teaching the Principles of Digital Writing to a group of content creators at a scientific society. And now you get to learn the secret I revealed to them.

How to Get a Raise in the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit Hub

The other day I got sucked into a viral Facebook video about how France and America are different when it comes to work-life balance and vacation time. “In In France, vacation is a right, not a privilege,” a french woman in the video explains.

Signals - Stoplights for student success

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

At the STS meeting in Kyoto, I had the pleasure of meeting France Córdova, the president of Purdue University. France mentioned some cool education technology that had been developed at Purdue, called Signals - Stoplights for student success. I took my first full pattern recognition course at Purdue long ago and far away (my brother Bill is a Boilermaker/Purdue alum, too).

Cool Social Tools: Noosfeer

SocialFish

This is a new series of posts from software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. Vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their sites.

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French Billionaire Opens Tuition-Free School in Silicon Valley - Bloomberg

AFP Blog

French Billionaire Opens Tuition-Free School in Silicon Valley - Bloomberg : "Based on the model Niel launched in France in 2013, the U.S.-based based non-profit will grow to 10,000 students within the next five years, the school said, allowing the institution to train information technology talent in large numbers." 'via via Blog this

Google Analytics Report Shows Web Users Spend Less Time on Websites

Frogloop

The highest conversation rates were seen in the UK, France, and India at 1.2%. Ever wonder how your organization’s website traffic compares to other organizations? Google Analytics just released some great data after analyzing hundreds of thousands of websites between November 2010 and February 2011. Check out Google Analytics Website Data. Compared to a year ago, websites have seen reduced page visits and average time spent on sites. The average user spends about 5.23

Google Analytics Report Shows People Are Spending Less Time on Websites

Frogloop

The highest conversation rates were seen in the UK, France, and India at 1.2%. Ever wonder how your organization’s website traffic compares to other organizations? Google Analytics just released some great data after analyzing hundreds of thousands of websites between November 2010 and February 2011. Check out Google Analytics Website Data. Compared to a year ago, websites have seen reduced page visits and average time spent on sites. The average user spends about 5.23

Breakthrough on Global Access at WIPO in Geneva!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

UK, France, Spain) would have access to crucially important cultural, vocational and educational materials. The European Union (especially France) does not want a treaty, and is supported in this by the United States. There has been a major breakthrough recently on international copyright negotiations in Geneva around improved access for people who have print disabilities.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

She spoke plainly to the women of France and stated that the revolution at-hand was their opportunity to fight for and achieve the advantages so freely offered to their male counterparts. Chanel's designs revolutionized views on women in society and opened doors for modernization in France and worldwide. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

Paris, France: Demo Day 2 : Présentation des Projets Data for Good. TechSoup's NetSquared community is hosting free monthly technology meetups in 74 cities globally, but with more than 39,000 members, it can be hard to get a sense of the community's needs.

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Microsoft OneNote Gives Dyslexic Kids a New Learning Experience

Tech Soup Blog

Mr. Masson persuaded Air France to donate its pilots' tablet PCs to projects like Ordyslexie. Air France gladly donated 2,000 tablet PCs with styluses. Thanks to dedicated parents from disability organizations like APEDYS and FUSO, this project has now spread rapidly across France.

Google Gmail down across the world, massive outage (updated) - Computerworld Blogs

AFP Blog

I've also tried to log onto Gmail from servers in London, Spain and France without any luck Google Gmail down across the world, massive outage (updated) - Computerworld Blogs: "users in Europe and Asia that are also out.

TechSoup French Partner Leads the Way to Sustainable Tech

Tech Soup Blog

But it's also the second largest mobile phone recycler in France and one of the largest in Europe. ADB is located in Le Pin, a rural village in central France in the Auvergne region. ADB's project with Orange France, for instance, includes a national collection program.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Paris, France: Data For Good — Meetup #4. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of #GivingTuesday makes the year's end even more critical for charities.

Year-End Webinar Special for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Phone numbers are provided for those in the United States and Canada and Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

4 Lessons from Psychology to Turn Your Members into Donors

Connection Cafe

In an effort to increase that percentage, the researchers then asked the Swiss people the same question, but this time offered 5000 francs (about $2175) per person per year as compensation to dump the waste in their community. Guest post by Laura Beussman, Blackbaud’s Sr.

The #FutureOfBusiness: Employees Will Rule

SocialFish

When asked the same question, respondents from countries representing Poland, Belgium, France, Canada, Australia, etc. This is the final in a series about the #FutureOfBusiness that highlights the impending shift in organizational change.

FACT Social Justice Challenge (2010) | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org

AFP Blog

and France that educate FACT Social Justice Challenge (2010) | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org: "The French American Charitable Trust (FACT) is pleased to announce the second annual FACT Social Justice Awards. FACT is committed to addressing the fundamental inequalities and injustices in our society by helping develop and sustain networks of community-based groups in the U.S.

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

AFP Blog

Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA.

5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits

SocialFish

Through our platform, you can reconnect with your family in Rio; manage your employees in Madagascar; organize your non-profit’s resources to Ottawa; teach a virtual class from Tulsa to students all over Thailand; foster a support group for cancer survivors from France to the Falkland Islands. This is a guest post by Joe Yeoman, who is obsessively addicted to new web technologies and discussing them.

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Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Paris, France: Demo Day : Présentation des Projets Data for Good. The weather is getting better now that we're firmly into spring.

Are Memes Really Just Slacktivism?

Frogloop

The meme then spread to France and the US, and was picked up by media such as Mashable, Huffington Post, MSNBC, ABC, etc. New memes get started everyday. Some stick and go “viral” while others just get shared with a small community of friends, and some go nowhere.

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Optimistic about Marrakesh Treaty!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The World Blind Union’s ( WBU ) Right to Read campaign for ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty just concluded two days of meetings in Berlin, Germany. The attendees were mostly the regional coordinators of the campaign, and the news was good.

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Saving the web for the future - 02 Mar 2010 - Computing

AFP Blog

Libraries as far afield as Japan, France and the US are realising that the ubiquity of the internet means that sites that could disappear need to be preserved for posterity Saving the web for the future - 02 Mar 2010 - Computing: "The British Library’s UK Web Archive project to save all the UK’s free-access web sites underlines just how pervasive the internet’s role in people’s lives has become.

Pulitzer and the Pedestal – Or Why Crowdfunding Needs Influencer Marketing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Construction of the statue had been completed the year before in France, but efforts to construct a pedestal in New York ground to a halt. Flickr Photo by PeterJBellis. Guest post by Jesse Noyes. The outlook for the Statue of Liberty was bleak in 1885.

5 Steps to Content Marketing Success for Arts and Cultural Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

For example, if you have a Monet exhibit coming to your museum, you can create content about Monet’s biography, France in the time of Monet, or how Monet’s work is still applicable today.

Fall Webinar Special for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Phone numbers are provided for those in the United States and Canada and Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Just *Who* is Still Using IE6 Anyhow?

Idealware

Government support may have something to do with it - the UK continues to support IE6 , Australia, France and Germany don't. As I put the final touches on a "simple" one page website, I was met yet again with the all too familiar last step. Checking out how it looks in IE6. Yes, really. Still.

Making Stories Work for Your Org: What the Data Says

NTEN

The argument for stories In 2003, John Sadowsky and Loick Roche, two professors at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France, reviewed the major academic literature on storytelling and wrote a paper called, "The power of stories: a discussion of why stories are powerful". By Colin Holtz and Steve Daigneault, M+R Strategic Services Everyone is talking about "the power of stories" — social scientists, nonprofit directors, your mother, you name it.

TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

Tech Soup Blog

To be specific, they are our partners in Australia , New Zealand , Germany , France , Italy , India , Poland , and Romania. TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) has provided warrantied refurbished computers and other IT devices to nonprofits and libraries for seven years now. In taking stock of things this Earth week we thought we’d take a look at how far we’ve come.

Summer Webinar Special for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Phone numbers are provided for those in the United States and Canada and Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

The Gift of Reading, a Circle of Life

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

“Frank” (who anonymously shared his story with us) has always been an avid reader, but the progression of his neuromuscular disease to his arms made reading difficult. Eventually he had to ask others to turn pages for him.

Nonprofit Technology News: The Demise of Facebook Causes and Cloud Storage for Charities

Tech Soup Blog

Hackers in a group called Rex Mundi broke into Domino's Pizza IT system in Europe and stole records for 600,000 customers in France and Belgium.

Spring Webinar Special for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Phone numbers are provided for those in the United States and Canada and Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

WiserEarth.org Goes Multi-lingual: Guest Post by Peggy Duvette, WiserEarth

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This effort was realized thanks to more than 10 months of work by a team of 43 volunteer translators based in Brazil, France, Mexico and the US.

What Natural Gas and Email Have in Common

Connection Cafe

And sure, there are also the nuclear believers—folks who've made DRTV work on a sustainable basis, but like the Frances of the world, they tend to be the outliers in the traditional revenue power equation. Author: Miriam Kagan. Confession time: when I am not thinking about everything fundraising, I am a part-time energy economy dork.

How To Understand The Native Language Of Facebook

John Haydon

It’s like learning to speak French only from a book and then actually visiting France. If you’re not using Facebook as an individual, you’ll never really fully understand the culture. Those who live there will be able to tell you’re a foreigner in a matter of seconds.