When all else fails, read the instructions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Miriam who is leading the session just sent along an email with some key points that will be covered, including a great tutorial about tagging by my favorite ed-tech blogger from Singapore ! Her instructions: Each session post you make on your blog should trackback to two posts on the BlogHer site: a/ The post on the Blogher blog describing where to find the live-bloggers : (This is the track back url I will need to cut and paste.).

When all else fails, read the instructions.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Then opened in Audacity and exported at the compression/sampling that Brian suggested in his tutorial (or at least I think I did.). So, next step is to find a free program with friendly UI as well as take the tutorial for Audacity that Brian mentioned. I got a cheap Olympus Recorder (WS-200) after reading Andy Carvin 's and Brian Russell 's posts. I did my first recording with a Thai Dancer who speaks Cambodian, along with my son. It's here: Download firstpodcast.mp3.

How To Schedule A Facebook Page Update Using Facebook [Video Tutorial]

John Haydon

You can schedule a post up to 6 months in advance in 10-minute intervals, from your Page’s sharing tool by following these instructions: Facebook scheduling updatesFacebook rolled out a new feature that lets Page admins schedule updates for a future date and time.

New Tutorial: How to Download Your Adobe Donation

Tech Soup Blog

Topics covered include license keys, download instructions, and file types. Are you interested in requesting an Adobe product through TechSoup ? Do you want to know more about the Adobe donation download process? If so, check out our newest video, How to Download Your Adobe Donation. In How to Download Your Adobe Donation , we explain how to download your Adobe donation request through TechSoup. You can read more about Adobe products through TechSoup on the Adobe Product Donation Page.

Facebook Rolls Out New Layout to all Pages [2014]

John Haydon

To change the order of the tabs below your cover image, follow the instructions below: Click here to get a complete set of step-by-step videos for your new Facebook Page. Facebook Marketing Your People Facebook for Nonprofits facebook page facebook tips Facebook Tutorials

Convio Tips : How to Embed Video

FI Space

Check out this great little tutorial on how to embed video on your Convio TeamRaiser Web Site from our own Jerry Markham. “I have been asked about embeding video on your Convio sites so I have created this instructional document about this quick and easy process. This will also work for embeding a photo slideshow (like an animated logo tile) if you create it on a site that offers the “Embed Code&# (ex: www.slide.com).

What You Need to Know About Windows 10 in 2016

Tech Soup Blog

See our instructions for downloading software from the VLSC. How-To-Geek's How to Install Windows 10 on Your PC is a step-by-step written tutorial on upgrading from a previous version of Windows.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


This is perfect for do-it-yourselfers with plain instructions and interactive tutorials that make it easy for anyone to use. The world of mobile marketing has been in development for several years now and businesses of all stripes have “gone mobile”.

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The Impact of E-Learning on Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

You can look up how to do a task, such as an Microsoft Excel formula or an effect in Adobe Photoshop instantly via instructional sites or tutorial videos on YouTube. Does your organization partake in any e-learning?

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Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits


Here’s the tool and here’s a video tutorial on how to use it. I admit I was a bit skeptical when I got an email from a Google rep offering to help set up a Google+ page for ASHA.

7 Facebook Hacks for Your Nonprofit’s Website

John Haydon

To embed Facebook sharing in text and images, follow these instructions: Visit https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=. To embed a Facebook Page update in a webpage or blog post, follow the instructions in this article.

Free Webinar: Sharing Trainer's Social Media Bag of Tricks and Secrets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And then immediately create instructional materials and trainings for the community. When Maddie Grant at Social Fish invited me to do a FREE webinar over at the 365 Engage Community, I was thrilled to have an opportunity to reflect the practice of incorporating social media into instruction.

The Top Data Obstacles and How to Overcome Them

NonProfit Hub

Check out tutorials and FAQs for your database to work out better and the faster ways to be getting your work done. With good instructions, it will be easy to teach those that follow in your data footsteps. Data is essential for every single organization out there. Fortunately, in today’s vast world of technology, data has become easier than ever to access. It provides a helpful way for organizations to track numbers, insights and trends.

Microsoft Office 2010 Made Easy

Tech Soup Blog

Read step-by-step instructions for customizing the Ribbon in Office 2010. Understand the Microsoft Donation Program better with these short tutorials. Maybe you’ve heard of this program called Microsoft Office. Maybe you’ve even used it once or twice (or 10,000 times).

The Buzz at Beaconfire: April 1, 2011

Beaconfire Wire

Gear Up for Spring with Bicycle Repair Video Tutorials. Check out some of Alex’s videos and forums for ideas and instructions. You can also send requests to him about the types of tutorials you’d like to see. Are you waiting for us to play a practical joke on you with this week’s Buzz? If so, you’ll be waiting a long time.

RSS Habits and Tools of Edtechs and NPTechs without Indigestion.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, of course, if we are training less technically saavy users (like me) to use some tools that are not very intuitive, we need good how-to instructions. The post is a great tutorial on Bloglines. Other tutorials, tips, and even competitors like Rojo and Kinja are mentioned.

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How To Make A Back Channel Light Up Like Clark Griswald's House

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been experimenting with integrating social media into instruction for the past five years, so the webinar was a great opportunity to reflect on practice. I covered these three topics: Why: Social media integrated into instruction - Pass or Fail? Social Instructional Design.

How To Spruce Up Your Facebook Page In Less Than 15 Minutes

John Haydon

Use Canva to quickly create a beautiful Facebook cover that highlights your upcoming event (here’s a short video tutorial on using Canva ). Read this post for instructions on adding the CTA to your Page.

Web Analytics Resources for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Tutorials and Webinars. The lessons include instructional videos along with an activity so you can put your new skills to the test. You can find many Google Analytics webinars and tutorials on YouTube, but here's one especially tailored toward nonprofits.

500 Social Media Marketing Tips


After months of uncertainty, I was laid off from my job as an instructional designer for a global communications company. To accompany the book, I also produce free step-by-step video tutorials covering all kinds of social media marketing methods.

Britt Bravo on Blogging

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

In her detailed tutorial, Britt walks you through basics that are hard to find in one place, including setting up your blog account posting pictures dealing with comments making sure your feed is published tracking access to your site and making use of tagging to help readers find relevant posts. Britt provides clear step by step instructions for getting things set up if you opt to use the services she recommends - such as Blogger and Bloglines.

Hungry (for Video)? Grab a Cup of CaseSoup!


Upcoming CaseSoup programming will include: Tutorials. The Case Foundation isn't new to video; they've got interviews, reports, and in-the-field footage from industry events and their own grantees.

Intro to Photoshop for Nonprofits: Part 1

Tech Soup Blog

This series includes screenshots and instructions for Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2, If you want to compare your poster to the final product, or just want to skip the tutorial and replace everything with your own stuff, here's the PSD file.

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Windows XP Upgrade Tips – Will Your Existing Software and Hardware Work?

Tech Soup Blog

The Microsoft step-by-step instructions " Upgrade to Windows 8.1 Find the step-by-step tutorial on upgrading to Windows 8 from XP here. Find the step-by-step tutorial on upgrading to Windows 7 from XP here. Step-by-step tutorial on upgrading to Windows 8 from XP.

How To Put Social Fundraising On Steroids: Community Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is why it is important for training sessions to incorporate differentiated instruction based on some assessment of skills and knowledge prior to the design. How To Marry Social Media with Fundraising. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

How a Few Tiny Horses Bucked the Facebook Algorithm

Tech Soup Blog

Gentle Carousel's clear instructions obviously worked with all of the comments and shares the organization garnered. You can personalize your own images with timely messages like this one with a little Adobe Photoshop assistance (check out our tutorial series here !).

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Bags at Blogher.and the orientation session

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm at the live blogging tutorial and people are introducing themselves and I've noticed some great computer and hand bags. It will be interesting to see if this achieved and there is a high likelihood since powerpoints (except for instructional sessions) have been banned.

Pick of the Week: WNYC's RadioLab

Museum 2.0

They make radio a discussion, not a tutorial. They also are an instructive model of the fusion of the old and the new, a gentle voiceprint of a world where new and traditional technologies come together without posturing or fear.

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7 Actionable SEO Strategies You Can Do Today


Seriously, all you need to do is follow the instructions Google already gave you. You create great content, preferably, evergreen content (infographics, case studies, tutorials) so people can see your expertise and trust you. (We’ll I’m no Jon Cooper, who creates some of the best SEO tutorials out there like this recently updated one, but I did get to be mentioned on the same list. This post originally appeared on Leapfroggr.com and was written by Dennis Seymour.

Reflections on Extension 2.0 Webinar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I could have done some things better with Webinar instructional practice. First, my preferred method of instruction is to be more interactive and facilitate discussion. Thank goddness Beth Raney has this tutorial. Today, I did a Webinar called " 10 Steps To Extension 2.0

The Tech Virtual Museum Workshop launches today!

Museum 2.0

I've spent the last month building some sample exhibits, as well as a tutorial on interactive exhibit design. Casting it as a walk-through tutorial, with a bit of interaction thrown in, will hopefully turn arduous "instructions" into a fun and informative experience.

Back to School at TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Access donated live instructional QuickBooks seminars with QuickBooks Made Easy, now available in TechSoup Limited. This motivational program lets you, your students, staff, or volunteers learn typing from a range of tutorials using voice response, 3D animation, video, and virtual reality.

ArtsLabSF: Reflections About Social Learning With Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here are some reflections on the instructional design: 1. These leaders are then given the meeting agenda (game instructions), keep the group on track, and volunteer to report out. In other words, how can you make the learning more social before, during, and after the instruction?

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

UPDATED 1/8/12: Thanks to the launch of Google+ Pages for brands, Google+ traffic hit an all time high in December 2011 and it’s likely that the trend will continue in 2012. If your nonprofit has yet to get on Google+, now would be a very good time to start.

How to get your small nonprofit up on the Web, Part 3 of 3 | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

This tutorial doesn’t cover moving your e-mail over from another e-mail system to Google Apps. If enough people are interested, I can write a tutorial for that as well. I’m working with Google right now to write the necessary instructions for domain verification.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

UPDATED 2/26/12: Please note that the best practices listed below are a work in progress and are updated regularly. To be alerted of when new best practices are posted, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 e-Newsletter.

Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Tagging

Tech Soup Blog

While it is a feature of many social sharing sites, often times those very sites do not provide beginner-friendly instructions on how to use tags effectively. Tagging Tutorials - Part 1 Flickr.

Scratch: An Educational, Multi-Generational Online Community that Works

Museum 2.0

There are almost 15,000 design galleries on ScratchR, ranging from small critique groups to tutorial groups to Christian groups to anything goes groups. Everyone is instructed not to create usernames identical to their real names.