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But Does All The Information Really Mean Anything?

Connection Cafe

As I have been completing the research phase of my doctoral project, one thing has become evident: nonprofit leadership, staff and consultants do not lack for information. As a regular provider of information, I find myself convicted. It’s relatively easy to spew out information.

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Why Data Informed VS Data Driven?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the questions I was asked, ”Why Data Informed? ” Being data-informed is something very different from a data-driven culture. Data-informed cultures are not slaves to their data. A data-informed culture uses measurement to continuously improve.

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The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years. This was in the era before Facebook and there was far less information available compared today. (My To encourage consumption of local information.

Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We may need to start wearing these here! RT @ kanter what every #datanerd needs in their wardrobe – I Love Data T-shirt bit.ly/QlhMt4. QlhMt4. Mission Measurement (@MissionMeasure) September 5, 2012.

New Report! Collected Voices: Data-Informed Nonprofits

NTEN

What happens when nonprofits make a real commitment to collect healthy data about their programs and operations; manage it well; and make savvy, data-informed decisions? >> Download Collected Voices: Data-Informed Nonprofits !

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Money for Good Study: Sharing Information About Your Org’s Results Can Attract More Donors

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The findings suggest that if nonprofits are more transparent in sharing information about their results online that they could attract more donors. After financial information, individual donors want information about how nonprofits are getting their results. (See above).

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6 Cloud Security Features Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About

TechImpact

The ability to grant access to certain apps, software, and files in the cloud keeps confidential and highly sensitive information on a “need to know basis.” Encrypted information. Image courtesy of Security Intelligence Blog.

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14NTC Scammer Warning and Information

NTEN

For the Marriott Wardman Park''s contact information and other travel resources for the conference, please visit: [link].

Encouraging Grantmakers to Spread Technology Information

Idealware

Thus, if information passed to foundations would generally find its way to nonprofits, we could dramatically increase the amount of information and resources that nonprofits have at their disposal. Most foundations, however, are aware of TechSoup – many just haven’t thought about, or aren’t comfortable with, the idea of passing the information on to their grantees. In fact, most funders, in our experience, don't pass on information to grantees.

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Data Digest: Introducing the Information Chef

Tech Soup Blog

I'm Steve, a data scientist working with the team at TechSoup and I'm starting a biweekly conversation about how we can all use data and information to drive smarter decisions. A Recipe for Information Success. That's why I call myself the Information Chef.

#13ntc Nonprofit Technology Conference: Plenary Session on Failing Informatively

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Plenary: Placing Little Bets: Failing Informatively for NPTECH Innovation: Beth Kanter, Erin Shy, Megan Kashner, Brian Reich, Allison Burns. Leave a comment if you do training internationally and want to do a “trade craft” informal session. Gaping Void Cartoons.

Where TechSoup Gets Its Tech Information

Tech Soup Blog

We thought we’d give you a little glimpse behind the curtain on where we get our technology information. TechSoup is a great hive of smart people interested in technologies for good.

Information Technology (IT) – The Magic Pill For Growing Capacity?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Kathy Renfro Graduate Student, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Today’s world is an IT world, and nonprofits that do not recognize and accept the inevitability of this fact may find themselves fading into the background of the public’s consciousness. IT provides nonprofits with a host of tools for building capacity, thereby exponentially increasing the potential for mission fulfillment.

What is your nonprofit supporter’s decision journey in age of information overload?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But we know the media landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade and now we’re faced with so many choices and too much information as Steve Rubel points out in this presentation. . Source: HBR = Branding in a Digital Age.

The Cost of Out of Date Donor Information

NTEN

Kim Kupferman. Director of Professional Services. Heller Consulting. It might not be the most exciting topic to think about, but consider this: how your constituents react to your organization is a result of how they perceive you. If your communications with your constituents are in any way inaccurate, that is what they remember. Not your message. Having clean and accurate data doesn't just leave a good impression, it allows your mission and message to come through loud and clear.

Engage, Inform, Recruit: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media to Recruit Donors and Volunteers

NTEN

Alec Stern. Founding Team, Vice President of Strategic Market Development. Constant Contact. How can a nonprofit use social media to inspire donations and grow its volunteer base? Engagement Marketing, when done well, can become the single best source of new members, volunteers, or donors for any nonprofit organization. By delivering great experiences and content to your key constituents, you can use that engagement to drive social visibility.

Dirty data be gone! Five tips to spring-clean your database - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders

AFP Blog

Five tips to spring-clean your database - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders : "What about your database? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to run a mailing list or generate a report knowing that the information could immediately be sent to the mail house or presented to your senior leadership team? Dirty data be gone!

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Engage, Inform, Recruit: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media to Recruit Donors and Volunteers

NTEN

Alec Stern. Founding Team, Vice President of Strategic Market Development. Constant Contact. How can a nonprofit use social media to inspire donations and grow its volunteer base? Engagement Marketing, when done well, can become the single best source of new members, volunteers, or donors for any nonprofit organization. By delivering great experiences and content to your key constituents, you can use that engagement to drive social visibility.

How to Visualize Information to Change the World for Better

Tech Soup Blog

What information should you include? Enter Visualising Information for Advocacy , published by the Tactical Technology Collective. The book describes eight organizing principles to help you craft stories with information. What role will information play in this?

Voto Latino Keeps New Yorkers Informed About Their Health Care Options

Mobile Commons

When circumstances change quickly, SMS can keep people informed. Voto Latino sent a text broadcast to their New York member base to inform them that they didn’t have to rely on Healthcare.gov.

The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Build Staff Expertise and Reduce Information Overload

NTEN

By Beth Kanter, Author of Beth's Blog Content curation is the process of sifting through information on the web and organizing, filtering and making sense of it and sharing the very best content with your network. It isn’t mindless consumption of online information.

Member Communications & Information Overload - Finding Balance

Wild Apricot Blog

One of our readers asked some great questions in a comment to a recent post about getting started with social media: What will people find interesting and useful? Will they find excessive messaging annoying? How does an organization find a balance? Since many membership and non-profit organizations may be asking themselves these very questions in terms of their member communications, we offered some ideas on how you can begin to answer these questions.( read more ).

Martus 4.5: Lowering the Barrier to Better Information Security through Strong Crypto

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

of Martus —our free, open source, secure information collection and management software—which includes major updates and usability improvements. Our goal is to make it far easier for groups that work with vulnerable populations keep the sensitive information they collect confidential.

The Power Of Mentoring: Formal And Informal

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Sometimes, though, not everyone understands the important difference between informal mentoring and formal mentoring. As a leader in your workplace, consider establishing a formal mentoring program to supplement the informal mentoring that is surely taking place at your company/organization. Sports heroes mention their mentors at award ceremonies. Successful business people thank their mentors at career milestone celebrations.

The Power of Information: New Technologies for Philanthropy and Development

Amy Sample Ward

Description : The Indigo Trust and Institute for Philanthropy, working closely with The Omidyar Network will convene this conference on how the developing world is using information technology to improve social outcomes. Our aim is to help philanthropists and the donor community understand what information and communications technology can do to improve philanthropic interventions across all sectors in the developed and developing world. Date : September 15, 2011.

Collaborative BRIDGE Project Makes Big Progress Toward Sharing Crucial Information Worldwide

Tech Soup Blog

The Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities (BRIDGE) is a new collaborative project that aims to revolutionize information sharing, in order to better understand the flows of philanthropic dollars and enhance transparency and effectiveness in the global social sector.

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With Liberty, and Information, For All?

NTEN

More databases now have protocols and mechanisms that allow you to pull your data out and publish it online, so your site can always have your most current information, no updating required. Flickr Photo: Fayster Now that the stimulus package -- or the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, if you're keeping score at home -- has been signed into law , the work of making it all happen begins.

How to Visualize Information and Help Change the World

Tech Soup Blog

What information should you include? Enter Visualising Information for Advocacy , published by the Tactical Technology Collective. The book describes eight organizing principles to help you craft stories with information. What role will information play in this?

Cutting Through the Noise| A Fundraiser’s Strategy for Sorting It Out

Connection Cafe

Back in the Jurassic period of fundraising — oh, about the early 1980s — things were different… If we wanted information, we subscribed to a magazine, bought a book, or paid to travel to and attend a seminar. A world of information, much of it free, is as close as our nearest smart phone, tablet or computer. So, what makes that information still worth heeding decades later, but some of what is posted online today not worth viewing or reading?

Nonprofit Web Design Process: Summary

Connection Cafe

Personas : Process for developing personas, what information to include and some example personas. Information Architecture.

Easter Seals Nebraska Moves People and Information with Microsoft MapPoint

Tech Soup Blog

the information is exported in the form of turn-by-turn directions to drivers to. " Whether it’s moving people or important information, Easter Seals Nebraska. This is a guest post written by the Microsoft Citizenship Team.

INFORMED LIBRARIAN ONLINE - Guest Forum

AFP Blog

INFORMED LIBRARIAN ONLINE - Guest Forum : Browsing the internet using your glasses, checking your email with a quick glance at your wrist, and keeping count of how many calories you are burning with your shoes. This functionality isn’t for the world of tomorrow, it’s all wearable technology and it is here today.

Case Study from Stories of Our City: Using Qriously to get feedback from the world

Amy Sample Ward

I’m really excited to share her guest post below where she documents some of the questions they asked and how they interpret the feedback to inform their work and programs. case studies mobile data feedback information qriously questions research survey

National Information and Referral Services Day

VisionLink

In 2011 the Senate passed S.RES.241 declaring November 16 as "National Information and Referral Services Day" at the request of the Alliance of Information and Referral Services (AIRS). Information and Referral connects people with services to find a solution to a variety of issues about housing, food, legal issues, family support, health care, jobs, schooling and much more. One such services is 2-1-1 , a phone number used to access information about community services.

5 Reasons Hotel Concierge Services Should Start Using SMS

Mobile Commons

Instead of making people wait on the phone to listen to the entire length of the typical recorded phone message in order to find out one piece of information, use an automated text message service to send them answers immediately.

One Organization. One System for Donor Information.

GroundWire

But then came the final question about how to best integrate information about online and offline donors. As far as I’m concerned, keeping all your donor information in one place is essential to good relationship building and good fundraising. I recently listened in on a webinar about blending offline and online fundraising. The webinar was led by some really smart people in the field and for almost the whole hour I listened carefully and nodded along at the great advice.

4 Cloud Myths Nonprofit CFOs Need To Know

TechImpact

Industry News budget cloud computing cloud storage data file sharing information IT staff IT support maintenance security server Image courtesy of BitCurrent. Every dollar counts for a nonprofit, especially when the average nonprofit only allocates 5% of the budget to technology.

Bringing Arts and Cultural Organizations into the Information Age [Infographic]

Tech Soup Blog

This post was authored by Frank Barry, digital marketing strategist for Blackbaud. The arts and cultural market generates $166.2 billion in revenue every year and technology is playing a key role in the extraordinary growth. With nearly three million paid staff and one million volunteers, arts and cultural organizations serve more than 850 million visitors and generate $166.2 billion in business every year.

Week 3: Information Management Systems

NTEN

Questions: 6. Attempts allowed: Unlimited. Available: Always. Pass rate: 75 %. Backwards navigation: Allowed. Start quiz

British Red Cross appoints its first chief information officer

AFP Blog

British Red Cross appoints its first chief information officer : ''via Blog this

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