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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Nonprofits in the Metaverse: Pros and Cons

NonProfit PRO

While the metaverse is still being built — and is so new that it’s hard to define exactly what it means — there’s a lot of marketing hype (and money) being wrapped up into it.

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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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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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Nonprofit Blogging Panel: Myths from Hype

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jake hiding from the blizzard Originally uploaded by joebakerdc. Myth #1: Blogs are just for people who write about their cats. We got around 18 inches of snow from the blizzard this past weekend. I didn't get any good shots, but looks like Joe Baker of N-TEN did. I love this one of "Jake" - the green eyes are just amazing. Speaking of N-TEN and cat blogging, Nancy White, Marshall Kirkpatrick, and John Lorance did a panel planning on wiki.

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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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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: 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.

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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?

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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

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Fundraising beyond GivingTuesday: 5 tips to maximize year end giving 

Candid

The year-end giving season kicks off with a lot of hype around GivingTuesday, when nonprofits invest significant time, energy, and resources into launching campaigns for the special day. It’s that time of year again.

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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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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?

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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.

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Client Spotlight: Union County Education Foundation

Qgiv

Before and during the event advertise the wine pull and hype it up. Who they are. Union County Education Foundation is a nonprofit that’s laser focused on “supporting students and encouraging educators” in Union County Public Schools.

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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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What Dreamforce 2022 Means for the Future of Education

Cloud 4 Good

Believe the hype, people, Salesforce Genie is a massive game-changer for institutions throughout the broader ecosystem.

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How to Host Engaging Golf Fundraising Events

Greater Giving

But the details of this fundraising idea are all in the timing, the hype, the prizes, and the pricing. The success of your Putter-and-Purse raffle depends on how you advertise and hype this fun auction game.

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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).

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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.

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Spring Fundraising Events: How to Plan a Fresh, Exciting Event

Qgiv

Step 3: Engage the Hype Machine. And, when I say “hype machine,” I mean it. When I say “hype machine,” I mean: Sending “Save the Date” fliers to people who might want to come (include all the information you can, including how they can sign up later).

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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.

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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.

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Five tips to leverage peer-to-peer fundraising at your association

Nimble AMS

For example, if your association’s annual event hosts a charitable 5k, you can generate hype and involvement with the P2P platform, by having members sponsor event participants with donations.

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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).

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AI in Marketing and Art

Media Cause

It reminds me of NFTs in a way—there’s a lot of potential and a lot of hype, but it’s so new and so unknown it’s like the wild west or the gold rush. Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly pervasive in our lives in unexpected ways.

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Storytelling for Fundraising: An Introduction

The Storytelling Non-profit

Give it the hype it deserves by repurposing and resharing your content regularly. Telling stories is a tactic that many organizations are interested in or are currently using. But just because a story is a story does not mean it’s destined to raise the big bucks.

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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.

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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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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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