Robert Weiner

Lame spam of the day: Money from Homeland Security

Robert Weiner

Sender: Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency/Georgia ( 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.

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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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.

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?”

What Does it Take to Go Viral Nowadays?


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.

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.

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.

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.

Curating Content: How to Leverage Stories from Your Community

Connection Cafe

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

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?

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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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?

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.

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.

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National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A case in point is Georgia Shakespeare. Note from Beth: I had pleasure of facilitating a panel discussion in October at the recent Grantmakers in the Arts pre-conference on technology and media with Rory MacPherson where I learned about some of the preliminary study result he discovered.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Atlanta, Georgia: Visual Storytelling: Using Digital Media. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change. Every month, our meetup leaders host free in-person events in 60 cities.

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.

Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Meanwhile, power hour prizes during Georgia Gives Day rewarded nonprofits that raised the most money during a designated hour; the prizes kept donors and nonprofits engaged throughout the day, and provided exclamation points for the event.

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Marietta, Georgia: Easy SEO Fixes for Your Nonprofit. NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings. but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Atlanta, Georgia: Social Media Surgery: What Should Your Nonprofit Cut? NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space.

Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

Atlanta, Georgia: Connecting for Social Good. Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated. Sometimes the best way to get started with a new tool is to have a guide sitting next to you giving directions.

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?

11 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Use the Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana, or Georgia font. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of the newly released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. These best practices serve as a foundation for upgrading your website to be compatible with the Social Web and are then elaborated upon in the upcoming webinar How Nonprofits Can Successfully Utilize Online Fundraising and e-Newsletters.

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.

Martin Luther King Day 2015


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.

Your Official #NN17 Local's Guide to Atlanta


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.

How can I write better blog posts?

John Haydon

Finally, make sure you use an easy to read font type (Verdana or Georgia) and font size (15 or 16 pt). Writing awesome blog posts is something great bloggers are always working towards, and something bad bloggers have mastered. If you’re reading this, you’re a great blogger.

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.

One Rose Can Make a Difference

Have Fun - Do Good

Georgia O'Keefe I was kinda glum yesterday.

The 5 Best Social Impact Games of 2010


The game creators systematically distributed physical coded bonds in halves to residents in both affluent and lower income neighborhoods in the Macon, Georgia area. By Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager, Games for Change When most people outside gaming think of video games, they typically fall into three buckets: "old school" games like Super Mario and Tetris, social and mobile games like Farmville and Angry Birds, or hyper-violent console games like Grand Theft Auto.

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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.

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.

Last 10 (selected) 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.

Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

Another great nonprofit program that accepts used computers for the purpose of supplying them to disabled people is Touch the Future in Tucker, Georgia near Atlanta.

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.

GiveMN 2012 Giving Day by the Numbers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And over the years, many other communities and states have copied the idea – for example Georgia Gives Back Day.

Demographics Are Destiny: How and Why to Diversify Your Staff Now!


And, in Maryland, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, New York, New Jersey, Mississippi, and Florida, the percentage of non-Hispanic whites has fallen below 60 percent. By Jocelyn Harmon, Director of Nonprofit Services, Care2 Unless you've been living under a barrel, you know the demographics of the U.S. are changing. Here are some key highlights from The Changing Demographics of America by Smithsonian. I encourage you to read the entire article.

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.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

Atlanta, Georgia: Meet and Greet with Trivia at 5 Seasons Brewing. Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events. But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers.