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.

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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 Back in March, Facebook announced a new mobile-friendly layout for Pages. Yesterday, Facebook announced that all 30 million active Facebook Pages will receive the new timeline layout.

Hey, where’s Part 3 of the tutorial on putting nonprofits on the web? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) How Tos Hey, where’s Part 3 of the tutorial on putting nonprofits on the web? 03.21.08 | 3356 2 Comments [link] Hey%2C+where%27s+Part+3+of+the+tutorial+on+putting+nonprofits+on+the+web%3F 2008-03-22+03%3A49%3A35 Allan+Benamer I’ve been wondering as well. Google has an incredible amount of help videos and instructional pages for Google Apps but oddly enough very little on how to set it up for yourself.

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).

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth Kanter

That training was either expensive or a hodge podge of low cost webinars and free video tutorials available on the web. They are also working on software that uses this approach in the classroom and takes the passivity and lectures out of classroom instruction. In the 60 minutes piece, it is referred to the flipped classroom or peer instruction a mindset that directs attention away from teachers and puts it squarely on the students and their learning.

Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits

SocialFish

So we hung out and Kevin shared some cool tips with me, and said it would be ok for me to share with others, so here are some cool things you may or may not already know about Google+ pages: I had already set up ASHA’s page (if you haven’t done this for your org yet, here are instructions on how to set up and edit a Google+ page). Here’s the tool and here’s a video tutorial on how to use it.

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=. Make sure you’re tracking how people share your website content on Facebook with Google analytics.You can quickly see your most popular content on Facebook by following the instructions below ( also see this video tutorial ). To embed a Facebook Page update in a webpage or blog post, follow the instructions in this article.

What You Need to Know About Windows 10 in 2016

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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. The tutorial goes from downloading the ISO file to doing the installation steps, with good screenshots of the process. The Windows 10 beginners guide video tutorial is a 38-minute plain language video tutorial that covers how to use the primary new features of Windows 10.

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. For almost six years, she has been integrating social media tools and tricks into her instructional practice. How to think like a social instructional designer.

The Impact of E-Learning on Organizations

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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? If you currently don't offer e-learning to staff or management, you might consider it. Leap of Reason , an organization focused on supporting leaders and funders, recently published The Beyond-the-Hype Potential of E-Learning report.

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Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

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”. And that includes nonprofits, membership associations and organizations.

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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. Let’s say your nonprofit has an event next week, and you expect lots of people to visit your Facebook Page. You expect that lots of people will visit your Facebook page because: People will search for information about your organisation after hearing about your event.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

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”. And that includes nonprofits, membership associations and organizations.

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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.

The Buzz at Beaconfire: April 1, 2011

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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.

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? What: The art of social instructional design. Then, I encourage beginners to ask their questions and acknowledge that the content may feel fast-paced - and that's why I've included tutorials on the wiki.

500 Social Media Marketing Tips

SocialFish

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. This is a guest post from Andrew Macarthy , author of 500 Social Media Marketing Tips.

Microsoft Office 2010 Made Easy

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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). We know you may use it every day, but you can use it even better. Get the most out of Office with the resources below to help improve your office. Customize Your Office.

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. Your website might look fabulous, but do you know if people are actually visiting it? Web analytics can help reveal how much traffic your site is getting and how people are finding it.

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. Photoshop is the ultimate tool for enhancing photos, designing creative assets, and even cutting exes out of old photos.

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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. Having spent the better part of yesterday creating simple step-by-step instructions for delicious for people who work in a community tech center, I was delighted to find Anne Davis's post below: More on Bloglines Using Bloglines (or How to keep up with dozens of blogs everyday ) is a great post from betterdays.

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

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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. Step-by-step tutorial on upgrading to Windows 7 from XP.

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!

NTEN

Upcoming CaseSoup programming will include: Tutorials. From QR codes to location-based technology to sprucing up your Twitter profile, we’ll provide a series of instructional videos on the latest tools and technologies, as part of our commitment to continuing to help the nonprofit sector innovate in using new social technologies for good." 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.

How To Put Social Fundraising On Steroids: Community Giving Days

Beth Kanter

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. Social fundraising is when your nonprofit integrates tried and true fundraising techniques with social media to inspire your supporters to raise money from their networks on your behalf.

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 !). A tiny black horse, about the size of a large dog, nuzzles a ten-year-old girl named Faith. You can see the adoration in her eyes for Magic, the miniature horse.

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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. It is important to vary your instructional delivery because the human brain -on average - can only concentrate for 12 minutes. In other words, how can you make the learning more social before, during, and after the instruction? ArtsLab SF View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

7 Actionable SEO Strategies You Can Do Today

SocialFish

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.

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. Not many black boring bags at all - colors - pink and green seem to be popular. Here's the flickr stream.

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Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you or your nonprofit has Google/Gmail account, then simply login and click the “+You” link in the upper left and follow the instructions to create your Google+ Profile: If you or your nonprofit does not yet have a Google/Gmail account, then you’ll need to create a new Google/Gmail account which then also gives your nonprofit immediate access to a suite of Google Products.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you or your nonprofit has Google/Gmail account, then simply login and click the “+You” link in the upper left and follow the instructions to create your Google+ Profile: If you or your nonprofit does not yet have a Google/Gmail account, then you’ll need to create a new Google/Gmail account which then also gives your nonprofit immediate access to a suite of Google Products.

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. Instruction is also available in Spanish. September's here. The kids are back in school starting their education, but what about you?

Reflections on Extension 2.0 Webinar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I saw a black board in the corner of the room, wheeled it over and wrote the key words of the presentation and shared my favorite advice about issues of incorporating technology into your instructional practice: "It isn't a matter of if technical glitches will happen, it's what are you going to do when they happen. I could have done some things better with Webinar instructional practice. Thank goddness Beth Raney has this tutorial.

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. This week, I was surprised to look at my podcast list on iTunes and see a new episode of RadioLab. Turns out it isn't a true episode, but an excerpt from a talk that the cohosts gave earlier this year on the making of RadioLab.

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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. The final installment of TechSoup's Social Media Mondays tweetchat series, an interactive companion to its Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki , covered the topic of tagging. Tagging, a feature found across many social media channels, is used to help surface content during searches.

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. This is not an analytical post (primarily); it's an announcement and invitation to join the new project I've been working on with The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA.

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. Despite the lengthy instructions you’ve followed, you don’t have a Web site yet and I’m going to introduce a new series, “How to create a free Website for your nonprofit.&# I’m working with Google right now to write the necessary instructions for domain verification.

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. Last week, I was reintroduced to Scratch , a graphical programming language designed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.

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