Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

The Blue Hair Technology Group in Johns Creek, Georgia (northeast of Atlanta), is educating senior citizens to use new technologies like tablet computers and Facebook so they can keep in touch. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

The Blue Hair Technology Group in Johns Creek, Georgia (northeast of Atlanta), is educating senior citizens to use new technologies like tablet computers and Facebook so they can keep in touch. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

Obama and canvassing technology

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I think this would be a fairly easy project to carry out and test in December for the runoff in Georgia between Saxby Chambless and Jim Martin for the US Senate. Here is a pic of the precinct maps. I canvassed in Virginia for the last weekend through Election Day for Obama.

Your Official #NN17 Local's Guide to Atlanta

EveryAction

The Georgia Aquarium. For some reason, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta's downtown is the only place in the world where you can see whale sharks in captivity. Cool off from the oppressive Georgia sun with a frozen margarita at this Tex Mex restaurant and bar. This local chain has caught on like wildfire and now boasts nearly a dozen locations across Georgia and Alabama.

Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits

John Haydon

For example, the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia published a horrific story about the abuse of over 400 dogs: They present the problem, and then, of […]. It goes without saying that storytelling is integral to connecting with supporters.

Lame spam of the day: Money from Homeland Security

Robert Weiner

Sender: Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency/Georgia (sandra@iexpress.com.br). Greeting from Home Land security Emergency Management Georgia U.S.A.We Georgia Department of Law Enforcement. Homeland Security wants to send me money (right after they learn to write English). And it makes perfect sense that they're working with the United bank of Africa to make sure I get my money. Watch out for those flying pigs.

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Last 10 (selected) delicious.com links

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

List of Nonprofit, NPO, NGO Websites Using Drupal » The ENGINE Blog » ENGINE Industries: Atlanta, Georgia Web Design. The reason I post these is because 1) I think they might be helpful resources, and 2) you can get a feeling for what I’m working on, or thinking about (or wishing for.) For instance, the reason there are so many links about Amazon is that we are now beginning a project that uses amazon in earnest, with some others possibly on the way. PolicyTool for Social Media.

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Off to NTC!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be leaving on a jet plane, to Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference. This will be my 7th NTC since 2001 (or, more accurately, my 5th. I went to two Circuit Rider Roundups.). I’m looking forward to it. I’m speaking in two sessions: “ Collaborative Problem Solving for Consultants &# organized by Robert Weiner, and “ Earth to Cloud &# part of the fabulous Tech Track organized by Peter Campbell.

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New Nonprofit Workforce Study from Work for Good

SocialFish

A program of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Work for Good connects the cause community nationwide – bringing together mission-driven organizations and job seekers through our state-of-the-art, easy-to-use job board platform and our unparalleled customer service and support.

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Quick Hit: Long Story about the MAH

Museum 2.0

The author, Georgia Perry, talks about her own participatory reticence and how our programming invited her into active engagement in a safe and exciting way.

Curating Content: How to Leverage Stories from Your Community

Connection Cafe

Guest post from Georgia Silver, Consumer Marketing Manager, everydayhero.

The Votes Are In: #CelebrateAdobeCC Winners Announced!

Tech Soup Blog

First Place Winner — Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia. Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia frequently uses Adobe products to create logos, flyers, rack cards, posters, newsletters, and annual reports.

How To Transform Your Sales Force In Seven Steps

Eric Jacobsen Blog

He holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds two graduate degrees in Psychology from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Georgia State University.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Georgia. Georgia Articles of Incorporation: $100. Georgia Notice of Incorporation: $40. Georgia Initial “Annual” Registration: $50. Georgia charitable registration: $35. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?”

Seven Steps To Sales Force Transformation

Eric Jacobsen Blog

He holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds two graduate degrees in Psychology from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Georgia State University.

How Weinstein Hospice Uses Smart Segmentation to Identify Key Donors

Connection Cafe

When it comes to fundraising, having the right information about your donors is critical. How much time do you spend prospecting for donors? Do you know how many of those you reach out to have the potential to make a large gift?

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Martin Luther King Day 2015

VisionLink

Fifty years ago in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the rest of the old South, Blacks could not drink from "whites only" water fountains, could not sit at "whites only" lunch counters or swim at "whites only" public swimming pools.

What Does it Take to Go Viral Nowadays?

SocialFish

In June, a Georgia man found himself almost completely alone in a well-lite airport in the city that never shuts off their lights, Las Vegas. As children, we all learned the concept of sharing in Kindergarten and viral was something nasty we picked up from our classmates.

Everytown for Gun Safety Finds that Text Messages Are 3x More Effective than Emails for Driving Advocacy Phone Calls

Mobile Commons

When a law in Georgia threatened to allow guns on campus, Everytown fought back with petitions and a call-in campaign. Everytown for Gun Safety has been leading the fight for common sense gun legislation for three years.

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Social Media Games that Move You

FI Space

The second is a cool new augmented reality game from Georgia Tech Augmented Environments Lab. Cancer has been linked to obesity and so has heart disease and a ton of other bad things. Social Media mostly involves you sitting on your butt in front of TweetDeck or Fscebook or your browser.

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A Veteran's Day "Thank You" from Convio

Connection Cafe

Benning, Georgia with an ominous Drill Sergeant Davies yelling at me like I had just stolen his life savings. Author: Kent Gilliam. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the only thing on the news on August 2, 1990.

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3 Nonprofit Conferences You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer (and How to Stand Out From the Crowd)

NonProfit Hub

Location: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta. Summer convention season is just around the corner for nonprofit organizations, a good time for groups of all types to recruit and also promote their message. Conventions are also a great place for nonprofit workers to network and hear about the latest innovations and ideas. Here are three important nonprofit conferences coming up this summer, along with some tips on how your organization can use them to stand out.

Boost Your Fundraising Potential with Team Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

She graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Georgia in 2011. Online fundraising is one of the most effective, low-cost ways to raise funds for your organization.

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Happy Birthday! The Charitable Deduction Turns 100

ASU Lodestar Center

Kudos to Georgia Congressman John Lewis for advancing a concurrent resolution back in March to recognize the centenary of the charitable deduction. posted by Mark Hager Associate Professor ASU School of Community Resources and Development.

Big Things Come in Small Packages

Connection Cafe

Georgia Chapter helped defeat a dangerous and major legislation bill by using Convio Advocacy in combination with Facebook. Author: Blair Naylor. We have so many great clients and we love when we hear the successes they are having within their cause. RESOLVE , the National Infertility Association, is a nonprofit organization established in 1974 that improves the lives of women and men living with infertility.

Social Media September Tweet Chatting Around the World September 18

Tech Soup Blog

Milledgeville, Georgia, United States 4:00 p.m. TechSoup and NetSquared have joined forces to bring you a September full of social media learning! All month long, we're putting on events and publishing content to sharpen your social media skills.

DoSomething.org Asks Teens to MMS for the Arts

Mobile Commons

From the ten finalists, judges like Nigel Barker and Tinsel Korey selected the winner, Ijeoma from Savannah, Georgia. As schools face more and more budget cuts, arts education is often the first thing on the chopping block.

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Martin Luther King Day 2013

VisionLink

Fifty years ago in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the rest of the old South, Blacks could not drink from "whites only" water fountains, could not sit at "whites only" lunch counters or swim at "whites only" public swimming pools.

SMS Nation: Mobile Strategists, Renewing Library Books, And Child Services Support

Mobile Commons

We had a 68% success rate, but it often took multiple calls to reach the person we were trying to get,” said Georgia Lyons, director of the Pennsylvania division of child support enforcement systems.

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Guest Post by Michelle Huttenhoff, Knight Foundation.

One Rose Can Make a Difference

Have Fun - Do Good

Georgia O'Keefe I was kinda glum yesterday.

Why Social Media Takeovers Can Work for Your Association

SocialFish

Have them share what they love most about the industry (“7 things I love about being a Georgia nurse,” for example). This post originally appeared on MC Talks. Have you ever seen a takeover on social media?

Understanding Your Audience

Connection Cafe

This article originally appeared in the Georgia Center for Nonprofits' March 2012 newsletter. Author: Alissa Ruehl. The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on a user-centered strategy for your website. How well do you currently understand your users? Google Analytics can show you a lot you might not have realized about your visitors. Use these five audience insights available through Google Analytics as you develop and adjust your web strategy. Who are they?

QuickBooks Made Easy Training Coming to a City Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Gregg Bossen is a practicing CPA and advanced certified Intuit QuickBooks Pro-Advisor with a full-service accounting firm located in Atlanta, Georgia.

NTC Presentations Now Available from NTEN

Tech Soup Blog

Maybe it will help tide you over until next year's NTC in Atlanta, Georgia. Did you attend last week's NTC and missed out on some sessions? I know I wish I could have been cloned. Even if you didn't attend any of the sessions some of the speaker presentations are available on the NTEN Web site , including the one that Becky and I did, From Basic to Advanced: Trends, Tools and Tales to Ensure Basic Nonprofit Security.

Top 10 Threats to Higher Ed Computer Systems

Robert Weiner

1: Malware and Botnets (&# the Georgia Tech Information Security Center estimates that 15 percent of online computers worldwide are part of botnets “). In his article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy titled “ Top 10 Threats to Computer Systems Include Professors and Students ,&# Jeffrey Young says. Today a growing number of network bad guys are professional criminals, and they’re looking to steal real money.

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Guest Post by David J. Neff: Social Media Games that Move You

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The second is a cool new augmented reality game from Georgia Tech Augmented Environments Lab. Submitted by David J. Neff, at FI Space. Cancer has been linked to obesity and so has heart disease and a ton of other bad things.

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Jocelyn Harmon Joins Care2 as Director of Nonprofit Services

Frogloop

She started her career at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and then led the Development and Communications activities for the National Council of Nonprofits, an association of 22,000 local charities. Increasing its dedication to helping nonprofits connect with over 12 million civically-active members in their online advocacy, fundraising and list growth, Care2 is pleased to announce the addition of Jocelyn Harmon as Director of Nonprofit Services.

Will AI turn on polluters? AI for Advocacy. The days of hiding behind complexity are numbered.

Network-Centric Advocacy

From my first projects with the Georgia River Network, to the use of Scorecard.org, to FollowtheMoney.org, Fractracker.org, some heroes of mine have even spent entire careers threading together unstructured and structured data sets to find the ways that expose how companies are tied to wells, superfund sites, politics or cancer clusters. .

The Strategy of Web Superiority and Web Dominance of an issue.

Network-Centric Advocacy

If you work on farming issues in WI, or reiver protection in Georgia dominating the web discussion would be a very easy territory to take over.

QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits: Live Seminars Coming to San Francisco, Honolulu, and Las Vegas

Tech Soup Blog

located in Atlanta, Georgia. Are you brand new to QuickBooks and not sure how to best use it to track and manage your organization's finances? Or are you an advanced user looking to pick up some new tip and tricks to take your skills to the next level?

Knight Foundation Launches The Giving Day Play Book

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some are stand-alone efforts in their communities, like Give Miami Day benefitting Greater Miami, while others are connected to a statewide campaign like the Georgia Gives campaign.

Exercise Your Awesome at the NTC Member Lounge

Tech Soup Blog

The Member Lounge is in the Redwood Room on the ground floor of the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. On Friday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10 attendees at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) will have the opportunity to participate in the member lounge hosted by TechSoup Global by either unwinding with snacks and WiFi, or by getting wound-up with exciting activities designed to inspire and connect.