2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. We use our knowledge of practical use cases to put the media and marketing hype in perspective. Cryptocurrencies are clearly at the peak of the general-purpose (non-eLearning) hype curve – a couple of thousand percent increase in value will do that.

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How to Hype Homecoming Using Social Media

Connection Cafe

Here’s how to get started: Before: Build Hype. Do you need a social media strategy for homecoming? Absolutely! And you’ve probably already got one. Students, alumni, parents, and friends are living life’s biggest moments online. Your alumni post on Facebook, addictively scroll through Instagram and celebrate their marriages with custom hashtags; having a social strategy for homecoming helps you find them where they are.

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How to Hype Up Your Next Fundraising Event

NonProfit Hub

Now is the time to build the hype for next year. Any way you can, start building hype. The post How to Hype Up Your Next Fundraising Event appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. As with anything in life, if you want to see results you have to make time for it. Musicians can’t magically pick up a guitar and play a riveting five-minute solo that captivates. There are hours of practice involved. Michael Jordan definitely didn’t start out as a professional basketball player.

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Group Texting: Useful or Hype?

Care2

During conference season, the tech and social media community gets really excited about “break out&# products and apps. In 2010 it was location based apps like Foursquare and Gowalla. This year the buzz is about group texting , which allows users to text up to about 25 people at a time via a mobile phone. TextPlus , a group texting vendor says they ha ve 7.7 million monthly users. For comparison sake, Foursquare, recently hit 7 million users, according to TechCrunch.

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Technology Hype Cycle from Gartner

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

cc "BY" license Photo by Cosmic Spanner What we're witnessing with the hype and anti-hype or schmype swirling around Web2.0 and other technologies such as Second Life follows a well established pattern identified by Gartner analysts called " hype cycles " The description is below and this visual showing the hype cycle for consumer technologies.

Is Crowdfunding for Social Change More Than Hype? | Social Velocity

AFP Blog

Is Crowdfunding for Social Change More Than Hype? Social Velocity : Crowdfunding is quickly becoming the new shiny object in the world of social change. From Giving Days, to new giving platforms, to lots of articles and studies (here and here to start), it seems that crowdfunding is everywhere lately

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NonprofitTech Blog Reacts to Org2.0 Hype

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

hype that are much more reasonable and accessible to our nonprofit brethren and sisthren. The NonprofitTech Blog posts a reaction to the NpowerNY Org2.0 piece in Seth Goodin's blog. May I point out that many Web widgets or Seth Godin???s s Org 2.0 document do not directly address social services problems? Of course, that isn???t

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Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

David Geilhufe, NetSuite, Inc. Simply put, the cloud by its very nature offers you better, more effective software solutions while saving your organization time, money and effort. Cloud solutions increase the probability of success and reduce the costs of failure.

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Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

David Geilhufe, NetSuite, Inc. Simply put, the cloud by its very nature offers you better, more effective software solutions while saving your organization time, money and effort. Cloud solutions increase the probability of success and reduce the costs of failure.

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Hype vs. Reality: What digital channels are the most effective in 2010?

Care2

There is a lot of hype around new digital channels, but little evidence is published to back this up. So I will. Here is the evidence from one global campaign in 2010 to demonstrate how different digital channels compared. I hear the questions every week: "Should we start with Facebook or email?" Should we use Twitter and Mobile?" "Is

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How To Avoid Being Seduced by Web2.0 Hype: The UK NpTech Perspective

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" or what we call "hype" - how does a small nonprofit avoid getting seduced by the hype? As I sit here avoiding the completion of the rest of the powerpoint slides for next week's Circuit Rider Conference in UK session I'm leading with David Wilcox called " Demystifying Web 2.0

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Open Social != Open Data

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Open Data November 8, 2007 As the hype (which, I agree I have contributed to ) around OpenSocial dies down, the reality behind OpenSocial becomes clear. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Open Social != Tim O’Reilly has a bang-on post about the fact that OpenSocial does not mean that users can have data portability.

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Cryptocurrency vs. Traditional Assets

Find the free stuff

Cryptocurrency is all the rage now, and it is no wonder that more and more people are exploring that avenue and trying to see what the hype is all about.

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15 Social Media Marketing Stats You Need To See To Believe

TechImpact

Despite all the hype surrounding its use, and everyone around […]. Social media marketing is a staple part of any nonprofit’s marketing campaign. Whether it is the centerpiece to a comprehensive content marketing platform, or just another way our nonprofit engages with the community, social media is a mainstay in the lives of almost every American.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Twitter in the Wildfires

Network-Centric Advocacy

This is really good and the kind of thinking more public stations should be thinking about in any context where mainstream media is there to hype the situation by the public need to communicate to each other. This is really good and the kind of thinking more public stations should be thinking about in any context where mainstream media is there to hype the situation by the public need to communicate to each other. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

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NetCentric Advocacy: New Strategic Planning in the Corporate World: Will Nonprofits follow in the next 5 years?

Network-Centric Advocacy

Hype or pain. Hype or pain. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Portable Bar-Code Scanners :Connected Via Phone to the Internet: Social Data Shopping | Main | Thats why we want you to call.U2 and Cell Phones » April 14, 2005 New Strategic Planning in the Corporate World: Will Nonprofits follow in the next 5 years?

nfp 2.0 » The Next Google

Rebooting Charity

hype You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

9 Ways to Use Text Messaging for Your Virtual Fundraising Event

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Get event registrants hyped before the big day! By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Text messaging remains a surefire way to get more eyes on your communications.

Free Webinar on June 6! 10 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar cuts through hype and demonstrates clearly where the ROI is from social media – and where it is not. Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: Free. How to Register: Sign up! Presented By: Heather Mansfield. The Social Web has dramatically changed how nonprofits communicate with supporters, donors, and volunteers.

Free Webinar on July 25! 12 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar cuts through hype and demonstrates clearly where the ROI is from social media – and where it is not. Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Time: 8-9:30am :: New York, Toronto. 1pm-2:30 :: Dublin, London. 2-3:30pm :: Amsterdam, Cairo. 3-4:30pm :: Doha, Jerusalem, Nairobi. 4-5:30pm :: Abu Dhabi, Dubai. 5:30-7pm :: Mumbai, New Delhi. Cost: Free. How to Register: Register Now! Presented By: Heather Mansfield.

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Training for Nonprofits in New York, NY

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit communications and 15,000+ hours spent utilizing social and mobile media over the last six years, this training cuts through the hype and narrows in on the most important best practices and tools useful for your nonprofit. Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011. Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm. Cost: $149 per person. Location: Meetup.com Headquarters, 632 Broadway, New York, NY ( Google Map ). How to Register: Sign up! View: Training Agenda (PDF).

10 Instagram Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Like Facebook Stories, there’s a lot of hype about stories (which disappear 24 hours after posting), but for most nonprofits, there’s very little tangible ROI in exchange for the time required to create visually appealing, engaging stories.

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Training for Nonprofits :: Collingswood, NJ

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit communications and 15,000+ hours spent utilizing social and mobile media over the last six years, this training cuts through the hype and narrows in on the most important best practices and tools useful for your nonprofit. Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011. Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm. Cost: $149 per person. Proceeds benefit Volunteers of America Delaware Valley.

Social Media ennui

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

It’s hype designed to sell things. And hype designed to sell things isn’t necessarily going to help make the world a better place. I have a confession to make. I have social media ennui. I’m tired of reading and hearing about about social media and nonprofits, and I’m annoyed that social media is taking up so much of the air space in the #nptech world.

Free Webinar on September 27! 12 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar cuts through hype and demonstrates clearly where the ROI is from social media – and where it is not. Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012. Time: 2-3:30pm :: Honolulu (Wednesday, September 26). 5-6:30pm :: San Francisco (Wednesday, September 26). 7-8:30am :: Bangkok, Hanoi. 8-9:30am :: Hong Kong, Singapore. 9-10:30am :: Seoul, Tokyo. 10-11:30am :: Melbourne, Sydney. 12-1:30pm :: Auckland, Wellington. In Africa, Europe, the Middle East? Click here. Cost: Free.

NTEN Webinar: The Social Media Decision-Maker’s Toolkit

Amy Sample Ward

How do you work through all the possibilities, hype, and data to decide which channels actually make sense for your organization? Date : November 16th, 2010. Location : Readytalk. Topic : Tools and Options for Selecting Social Media for Your Organization. Description : The hardest part of getting started with social media is figuring out what tools your organization should use.

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Training for Nonprofits in Chapel Hill, NC

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit communications and 15,000+ hours spent utilizing social and mobile media over the last six years, this training cuts through the hype and narrows in on the most important best practices and tools useful for your nonprofit. Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011. Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm. Cost: $149 per person. Location: The ArtsCenter. 300-G East Main Street, Chapel Hill, NC ( Google Map ). How to Register: Sign up! View: Training Agenda (PDF).

10 Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In discussions with small and medium-sized nonprofits, there’s a lot of hype about stories (which disappear 24 hours after posting), but very little ROI and stories can be time-consuming to create.

How To Convert More Recurring Donors + Increase Gift Size

CauseVox

You create hype around them. Recurring donors are a fundraiser’s dream. These are the folks who give you a predictable stream of income month after month, and who support your organization over time. They tend to give 2x more over their lifetimes than those who repeatedly give one-time gifts.

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Non-Fungible Fundraising: NFTs for Good

Whole Whale

A lot of the success of a NFT drop is based on the hype and perceived value generated by the promotion work. Non-fungible tokens or NFTs are reaching an all-time high in public interest and dollars spent.

Free Webinar on July 25! 12 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar cuts through hype and demonstrates clearly where the ROI is from social media – and where it is not. Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Time: 8-9:30am :: New York, Toronto. 1pm-2:30 :: Dublin, London. 2-3:30pm :: Amsterdam, Cairo. 3-4:30pm :: Doha, Jerusalem, Nairobi. 4-5:30pm :: Abu Dhabi, Dubai. 5:30-7pm :: Mumbai, New Delhi. Cost: Free. How to Register: Register Now! Presented By: Heather Mansfield.

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Blockchain Technology: What Is It and How Is It Relevant for Nonprofits?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Despite the hype and complexity, blockchain is a truly disruptive technology and one worth keeping an eye on by all nonprofit technology innovators. By Paul Lamb , Principal at Man On A Mission Consulting , has over 25 years of experience in business, nonprofit management, technology, and public policy. We’ve all heard about blockchain, or at least its most famous application – bitcoin. But what exactly is blockchain it and how is it relevant for nonprofits? Blockchain Simplified.

Free Webinar on June 6! 10 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar cuts through hype and demonstrates clearly where the ROI is from social media – and where it is not. Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: Free. How to Register: Sign up! Presented By: Heather Mansfield. The Social Web has dramatically changed how nonprofits communicate with supporters, donors, and volunteers.

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Geek Heresy

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Along the way of making his case, he takes on a lot of the popular tech and business for social good memes, like: One Laptop Per Child The Hole-in-the-Wall experiment The Arab Spring as social media revolution Toms Shoes The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid (CK Prahalad) Telecenters The fetish of school testing (aka No Child Left Behind) Google (especially some optimistic pronouncements) He scores some good points here, usually by pointing out that the hype doesn’t match up with the claims.

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How to Do Year-End Fundraising the Right Way (Part II)

The Fundraising Authority

Avoid the gimmicks and the hype. Last week, we started a three article series on year-end fundraising. The first part described why donors give during the year-end giving season. In this post, I want to talk about the strategy behind raising more money during the final 4-6 weeks of the year. In our next post , we’ll go over a step-by-step plan for maximizing your year-end fundraising. So… what do you need to know to supercharge year-end giving at your non-profit?

Your Nonprofit’s Guide To Promoting Events Via Social Media

TechImpact

Your nonprofit’s next event, big or small, will likely be announced and hyped up using social media. Image courtesy of Jeff Hurt Blog. We all know this is something that we need to do, but how effective are your current strategies? Are you and your team just throwing Tweets and posts out there hoping something will stick? The truth is, there are certain things your nonprofit can do to increase your chances of getting noticed, and getting more people out to your event. Before the event.

Is Instagram Useful for Nonprofit Marketing?

Beth Kanter

From critics saying it is killing photography to hype and hoopla from marketing pundits saying it is a must-have as part of your “visual marketing tool box.” ” In Steve Rubel’s Ad Age post, ” The Revolution Won’t Be Televised; It Will Be Instagrammed ” points out some underlying trends that might make some of the hype less hype: Smartphone use has become pervasive, siting recent research reports from Pew Internet for America Life research.

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12 Ideas for an Unforgettable Virtual Fundraiser

Greater Giving

It will also give your emcee plenty of time to hype the performance or keynote speaker, with multiple requests for funding along the way. Fundraising through a virtual gala has proven to be an effective way to connect with donors and get them excited about your mission.

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

NTEN

As social media evolves, every drop of news, hype, or rumor can cause a consumer reaction. 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. People share, comment, and chat, and suddenly, you’ve got a chain reaction. At Epic, we’ve given it a name: a flash crisis.

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5 Important SEO Tips Every Person Should Know

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If one can get the perfect or you can say professional SEO services, then the online busines of the same person reaches upto a great hype. Well, everyone must know that nowadays, there are plenty of things in the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

A few Second Life Tidbits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" Meanwhile, Clay Shirky, vocal critic of virtual worlds, in general, and Second Life, in particular, writes a follow up post blasting Linden Labs for the hype around their numbers and others speculate about the media backlash for 2007. There is also some analysis of Second Life's Ride on the Gartner Hype Cycle (See enlargement of chart here and additional comments here ) from the PR perspective

Tips for Using the Web, E-mail and Social Networking to Net Wired Wealthy Donors : By Abny Santicola : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Tips for Using the Web, E-mail and Social Networking to Net Wired Wealthy Donors : By Abny Santicola : FundRaising Success: "In the session 'Taking Leadership Online: What's Hype and What Works in Online Fundraising' at Fund Raising Day in New York 2009 presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater New York Chapter in early June, presenters Nancy Haitch, deputy vice president

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