2012 SXSW Interactive – #nptech Highlights

Amy Sample Ward

Last week I was down in Austin, TX, for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. Schipul, a web marketing agency based in Houston, Texas, announced yesterday during the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive festival that Tendenci, a content management system (CMS) will be released as an open source solution. ” This is how Amber Case opened her 2012 South by Southwest Interactive keynote talk on Sunday, March 13th.

Transmedia Storytelling at SXSW Interactive

Connection Cafe

This week at the 2012 SXSW Interactive Conference, I noticed another theme that is a facet of multichannel communications: Transmedia Storytelling. ” If you have a chance to attend SXSW Interactive , I definitely encourage it. Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. You’ve probably noticed that many of us at Convio have been thinking and talking a lot about multichannel communication with constituents.

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#AI4Good: Augmenting Human Interaction

Beth Kanter

When we think about applying AI to philanthropy and fundraising, we have to ask this question: What data-based analytical tasks are not yet automated or could be done on a larger scale and that would free up time for the nonprofit staff to focus on the human interaction with the donor? The chatbot has to interact with the target audience. It is also important to reminder that chatbots should not replace human interaction, but augment it.

Online Experiences Need Interaction

SocialFish

Bottom line: Online experiences need interaction. Here’s more detailed information on platforms with interactive features for your events. Raise your hand if you enjoy 60-90 minute lectures. Now keep them up if you love listening to others speak, without being able to ask questions or share your ideas. That’s what I thought. We understood long ago that to produce a successful program, one needs understand the remote participant experience.

Introducing ICF Interactive

SocialFish

This is where we work. We love it, and so will you. We can help you do great things. . Find out more here. ————— ( photo credit). SocialFish News

Why Interaction Design Matters

SocialFish

A brilliant talk for you to enjoy this weekend. “When the Museum of Modern Art’s senior curator of architecture and design announced the acquisition of 14 video games in 2012, “all hell broke loose.” ” In this far-ranging, entertaining, and deeply insightful talk, Paola Antonelli explains why she’s delighted to challenge preconceived ideas about art and galleries, and describes her burning wish to help establish a broader understanding of design.”

Feel the Heat: Great Tools for Mapping Website Interactions

Byte Technology

Well, if you have, then it’s time to check out heat-mapping, programs that help you gain insights into user interactions such as where on your site they click, what specific areas they explore more than others and generally how they use your site for their purposes. One of the most popular available currently is Crazy Egg, a tool that allows users to create heatmaps that chart very specific elements of user interaction.

Help Design the Greater Good Track at 2012 SXSW Interactive

Amy Sample Ward

Voting is now open to select sessions for the next SXSW Interactive conference, taking place in Austin in March. Explore the Proposals for SXSW Interactive ». When it isn’t “conference season&# , it’s “session submission season&# ! You can vote on all the sessions you find interesting, but I hope you’ll pay particular interest to the 160+ submitted to the “Great Good/Nonprofit&# track!

2015 SXSW Interactive Round Up

NTEN

After wrapping up our annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), NTEN’s CEO, Amy Sample Ward, and I quickly recharged for SXSW Interactive , where we partnered another year with Beaconfire to host the Beacon Lounge for social changemakers, and with the NonProfit Times to cover stories on the nonprofit technology sector. austin sxsw sxsw interactive It’s been a busy month in Austin!

Attendees at Austin's SXSW Interactive give big - Austin Business Journal

AFP Blog

Attendees at Austin's SXSW Interactive give big - Austin Business Journal : Convio Inc. Nasdaq: CNVO), an Austin-based fundraising technology company, conducted a survey of SXSW Interactive participants and found more than 87 percent of attendees donate to charity. The top giving categories for the interactive crowd includes children, disaster relief, faith-based and human and social services

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Essential Marketing Tip: Don’t Forget About Human Interaction

NonProfit Hub

In the age of conference calls and digital communication, the value of face-to-face interactions is often overlooked. Sometimes it’s as simple as standing outside of community hotspots like grocery stores and libraries to interact with people and hand out materials about your organization. The post Essential Marketing Tip: Don’t Forget About Human Interaction appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Interaction design and the future of connecting

SocialFish

If the experience of using a device is natural, like an extension of our bodies, then we can focus on the content, the knowledge and the meaning of the information and the experiences we’re trying to interact with. Watch this wonderful 18-minute video about the connection between the tools we create and our human behaviors.

Storymakers 2014 Interactive Events

Tech Soup Blog

As part of Storymakers 2014, we offer a slate of interactive events including our global tweet-chat on September 4, 2014 and NetSquared meet-ups this August and September with storytelling workshops and presentations in your local community. We ARE storymakers. Humans have been gathering to swap stories since our ancestors first gathered together around a fire. In fact, I dare you to sit at a campfire and not be drawn into conversation.

2014 SXSW Interactive Scholarships Program

Beth Kanter

The folks at SXSW Interactive want to know! What is the 2014 SXSW Interactive Scholarship Program ? Share the lowdown on the people and organizations making use of technology for the betterment of the community and YOU AND YOUR NOMINEE could win a FREE registration to SXSW Interactive (happening March 7-11, 2014). That is correct – both you and the subject of your essay win a FREE SXSW Interactive registration if you are one of the 10 winners: 1 + 1 = 2.

HR Reinvention: A Strategic + Interactive Conference for HR Leaders

SocialFish

Joe Gerstandt will lead us through an interactive session to close out the day! We’ll interact through a World Café style conversation, so you can leave with some real clarity around what to do next. Guess where Jamie Notter and I will be on May 22? In Omaha for HR Reinvention. HR REINVENTION: WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. Human Resources is at a crossroads. HR can no longer sit on the sidelines, watching others play the game. Time for change is upon us.

Only 3 Days Left: SXSW Interactive Scholarship Program for Nonprofits

NetWits

#1 Thing You Need to Know about This Post: 5 non-profit groups will attend the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival for free if they submit their innovative ideas by Sunday, October 31

Things I liked from SXSW Interactive

NetWits

If that's the case, go ahead and make your plans for next year's SXSW Interactive Festival , because it's the one event you simply cannot afford to miss If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you're a social media hipster doofus internet geek just like me.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

EveryAction

Built and supported by nonprofit experts, EveryAction’s tools allow nonprofits of all sizes to optimize interactions with supporters and prospects, enabling fundraisers to raise more money in less time. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends.

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Facebook Page Insights analytics: Users vs. Interactions

John Haydon

Users vs. Interactions. Interactions Metrics – This data tells you which posts your fans like the most, which posts they comment on the most, and when they choose to hide your content in their news feed. Facebook Analytics facebook insights interactionsYou already know that you can view metrics for your Facebook Page with Insights. But knowing how to view these reports and knowing what they mean are two different things.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

InterAction Forum 2019. InterAction Forum 2019. InterAction / Washington, DC / TBD. InterAction Forum 2019 will feature the world's most influential and inspiring organizations, change makers, and executives from the public, private and NGO sectors. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

Only 3 Days Left: SXSW Interactive Scholarship Program for Nonprofits

NetWits

#1 Thing You Need to Know about This Post: 5 non-profit groups will attend the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival for free if they submit their innovative ideas by Sunday, October 31. The SXSW Interactive Festival wants to help more non-profit groups attend their event. More details can be found at the SXSW Interactive website.

Nonprofit Fundraising Resolution #2 - Go over to the Dark Side. (a.k.a. Social Media) | Forte Interactive, Inc.

AFP Blog

Social Media) | Forte Interactive, Inc Nonprofit Fundraising Resolution #2 - Go over to the Dark Side. a.k.a.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth Kanter

His research shows that professional development learning experiences need to be as interactive as possible to boost retention and application. I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect again on a decade of experience of designing and delivering interactive webinars. It is less about disseminating content and best practices and more about pulling ideas and knowledge in through many-to-many interaction. Tailor the Interaction to the Size of the Group.

6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps

NTEN

If you're into interactive maps, it's a good time to be alive! Seems we've entered a golden era of interactive mapping, with no shortage of exciting ways to display geographically-specific data. In the last few years, we've seen exponential growth in interactive mapping software that presents data from all sorts of angles. Data interactive maps Leadership mapping MS-DS nptech nten Open Source Paul Chamberlain Strategy Communications

Designing Interactives for Adults: Put Down the Dayglow

Museum 2.0

Many exhibit developers create thoughtful interactives intended for all ages and then discover that old familiar pattern--kids engaging while parents stand back and watch. Even if adults would like to engage with the interactives, it can be easy to fall into the background, endlessly waiting your turn to get your hands on after the kids in the vicinity have had their fill. And yet in the museum world, we still see interactives as being mostly for kids.

IBM Study Shows Consumers Want More Mobile Interaction While Shopping

Mobile Commons

The post IBM Study Shows Consumers Want More Mobile Interaction While Shopping appeared first on Mobile Commons How do consumers feel about mobile marketing? Well, the IBM Institute for Business Value recently published a study analyzing consumer preferences for mobile. The study found that consumers want their phones to provide them with instant communication and personalized recommendations – in other words, people are asking for the two hallmarks of text messaging.

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

EveryAction

Built and supported by nonprofit experts, EveryAction’s tools allow nonprofits of all sizes to optimize interactions with supporters and prospects, leading to the best outcomes. Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading provider of software serving over 15,000 nonprofits, announced today that it has acquired We Also Walk Dogs Inc., more commonly known by their product’s name, ActionKit.

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What the Association of Children’s Museums InterActivity 2014 Had to Say About Cultivating Donors

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the opportunity to attend and present at the Association of Children’s Museums annual conference, #interactivity2014, with Julia Kennard, CFO from EdVenture, Carole Charnow, President and CEO from Boston Children’s Museum and Katie Boehm, Annual Fund & Events Manager from KidsQuest. I learned SO MUCH from the industry panelists in our session, Cultivating Donors, Not Shoppers. When it comes to cultivating donors, it all comes down to Relationships and Rewards. Relationships.

2012 SXSW Interactive Roundup

NTEN

Last week, I was down in Austin, TX, for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. Schipul, a web marketing agency based in Houston, Texas, announced yesterday during the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive festival that Tendenci, a content management system (CMS) will be released as an open source solution. This is how Amber Case opened her 2012 South by Southwest Interactive keynote talk on Sunday, March 13th.

Optimized Mobile Donations Now with Apple Pay

EveryAction

On a small mobile screen, the more content being displayed, the smaller and harder to interact with it becomes. Mobile is an increasingly valuable medium for nonprofits. According to the M+R Benchmarks Reports , in 2018 mobile accounted for 48% of all traffic to nonprofit websites. Despite this increase in mobile traffic, up from 44% last year, mobile users accounted for just 30% of gifts, and 21% of revenue. Part of this can be chalked up to the conversion rates on mobile.

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Turning "Brochureware" into a Fun and Interactive Website

NetWits

According to Wikipedia, “ Brochureware ” is the definition of a website that has very infrequently updated content. Often the site has been developed as a direct translation of existing printed materials, hence the name. Brochureware sites therefore take little advantage of the capabilities of the web that are missing in printed publication

Doing Good at SxSW Interactive 2013

Beaconfire Wire

SxSW Interactive 2013 content programming is up for grabs! Last year were thrilled & honored to have four Beaconfire ideas selected for sxsw Interactive 2012, as well as to be involved with two other well received sessions. It’s that time of year again, cats and kittens. This year, we’re hoping lighting strikes again and that some of our sessions will be part of SxSW 2013, along with those from our friends and partners in the NPtech world.

SXSW Interactive Scholarship Opportunities

NTEN

Flickr: Alexdecalvelo SXSW Interactive is offering 5 scholarships to attend the 2012 conference. Each of the five recipients will receive a complimentary SXSW Interactive badge for the 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival. The scholarships are open to anyone using new media channels to tackle community problems –including nonprofit leaders, grassroots organizers, individual citizens and civic-minded entrepreneurs. Applications are due August 26th, at 11:59 PM PST.

Interact with NTEN Office Hours - Chad Norman's Webby Things

AFP Blog

Interact with NTEN Office Hours - Chad Norman's Webby Things: "Interact with NTEN Office HoursYesterday I participated in the NTEN Office Hours program by hosting a session in the Communication Track.which we all know these days means webby things. From Chad Norman's Blog.

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Two-Way Text Messaging: Interacting with Your Mobile Subscribers in One-on-One Conversations

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons allows your organization to interact with individuals personally in one-to-one SMS conversations, eliminating the need for long recorded audio messages and bad publicity from social media posts. To learn more about how you can use the Mobile Commons platform to interact with your mobile subscribers, please email us at sales@mobilecommons.com.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I suggested to Nancy White that she set up a facebook profile for her dead dog tigger in an old photograph, she told me I needed a break. Now, I found it: N OSO is a real-world platform for temporary disengagement from social networking environments. The NOSO experience offers a unique opportunity to create NO Connections by scheduling NO Events with other NO Friends. Hat tip, Katrin Verclas - NTEN Discuss listserv (yes I still read listservs

DoSomething.org Creates an Interactive SMS Game to Challenge Bullying

Mobile Commons

The Bully Text” is an interactive, Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style SMS game meant to replicate a student’s first day at an average school. By putting daily interactions into the structure of a game, the Bully Text raises awareness about how off-the-cuff choices have serious consequences. DoSomething.org has created a text message game to teach students about the consequences of bullying.

6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps

NTEN

If you're into interactive maps, it's a good time to be alive! Seems we've entered a golden era of interactive mapping, with no shortage of exciting ways to display geographically-specific data. In the last few years, we've seen exponential growth in interactive mapping software that presents data from all sorts of angles. Paul Chamberlain. Senior Web Producer.

Interactive Timeline Brings a Non-Profit’s History to Life

Wild Apricot

Showcasing your non-profit’s history helps to establish its stability, to build trust, and to communicate the general development of the organization and its mission. But let’s face it, those “Our History” pages can be deadly dull! What if your website visitors could explore by clicking around a colorful timeline, instead? read more ).

How to Expand Your Audience Reach with Interactive Webcasts and Hybrid Events

SocialFish

Designate a real-life person on site to host your online audience and lead them through the interactive presentation. With our cutting-edge, robust webcast and hybrid event platforms, our clients are able to get their audience’s attention, and keep them involved and interacting during and long after the live event.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

Your donor database should track and report on how supporters interact with all of the channels in a campaign: email opens, social media engagement, web page visits, etc. It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona.

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8 Annual Reports We Love

EveryAction

WNET in Review ” uses viewer interaction to create a compelling story. Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it? When used correctly, they can be a powerful tool for communicating your impact, but it's important to create them in a way that makes them easy to understand, conducive to sharing, and persuasive to a wide variety of reader perspectives.

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Nonprofit Focused Workshops at SXSW Interactive Festival: Join Us!

Beth Kanter

The annual SXSW Interactive Festival is a geek home coming for those who work on the web, social media, and gaming. The workshops are included in the price of an Interactive, Gold, or Platinum Badge. For the last few years, there has been a good nonprofit presence and this year is no exception! This year SXSW is offering something new: workshops on a wide range of topics from some of the top people in their industry.