Reflections on Micro Interview Experience

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So, as part of getting back into my blogging routine or rather establishing a new one, I'd like to reflect a little on TWT20 interview experience. Jay Baer is a blogger and social media consultant who has been doing Twitter 20 interview series with social media. I first discovered him when he was interviewing David Armano. Here's how it works: In real time, @jaybaer sends out a series of 20 interview questions as tweets.

Will Facebook’s Internet.org Bridge the Global Digital Divide?

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” In a CNN interview , Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's already invested more than $1 billion in his mission to get people connected. Digital Divide libraries digital inclusion tslibraryorg digital literacy Facebook’s new Internet.org initiative is a big news item in NPTech and global digital inclusion news.

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Abby Rosenheck, Urban Sprouts, Interview Transcript

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As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I splurged and got the interviews I've been doing for my podcast transcribed by CastingWords, so I'll be posting an interview each day this week. Yesterday I posted the transcript from my interview with Ilyse Hogue of the Rainforest Action Network. Now, here's my interview with Abby Rosenheck, founder and Executive Director of Urban Sprouts.

Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

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She went from being somebody's servant to somebody who when she walks down the street of her community, people stop her and shake her hand and thank her for the stories that she is telling, or ask, 'When are you going to interview me? Last month I interviewed Cristi Hegranes, its Founder and President. You can listen to the interview on the Big Vision Podcast , or read an edited transcript below. BB: With your recent awards, you are probably getting more interview requests.

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The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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I had the opportunity to interview her on March 6th for the Big Vision Podcast, and have included an edited transcript of the interview below. They wanted to create a literacy program for themselves because now there was a school where their children could go to school, but they felt embarrassed that they couldn't support their children because they themselves were illiterate. BB: You do a lot of interviews.

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An Interview with Silvia Tolisano of Langwitches Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

tools and my outlook on literacy, available information, research, and cross-referencing opinions has changed completely. Silvia Tolisano, Langwitches Blog Tell me about your background? I grew up in Buenos Aires Argentina with a German/Argentinean father and a German mother. In addition to going to a bilingual and bicultural school, I was already set on the path of understanding that there are always multiple sides to a story, perspectives, opinions, ways to express yourself, etc.

10X: CEO’s Update: Spring 2014

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Technology currently serves privileged groups through tools that provide access to education, literacy, health, and justice. Highlights of this Update: Human Rights Global Literacy Benetech Labs and Board of Directors Human Rights In the age of hyper-surveillance, it is clear that at-risk human rights defenders are no longer the only ones who need the know-how to protect sensitive information. 10X: ten times the impact. That’s what’s been on my mind lately.

Designing a Desktop Menu That Actually Helps Your Audiences Navigate

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data literacy, device preferences)? Interviews, usability testing, card sorting, and reviewing analytics can give you a better understanding of your audience’s needs and behaviors. Navigation and menu. Two words often used interchangeably.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

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Organizations like Room to Read , the Poetry Foundation , and Books in Homes USA work to promote literacy and the significance of literary works in our society - support their work today, bookworms! After her interview with Barbara Walters, Jazz Jennings' rise has been nothing short of meteoric. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth Kanter

I’ve been busy interviewing people who work for nonprofits for my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , with Aliza Sherman. We had a delightful interview with Amber Hacker and Julia Smith at Interfaith Youth Core about how they connect their organization values to wellness and thriving. Here’s the statement from their web site: Our team is our most valuable asset, and we’re committed to making IFYC a place where people thrive.

[VIDEO] Measure Of Success: Creating Tools And Process To Report Impact

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So, if I provide 10 English as a second language or 10 computer literacy programs a year for 10 people, let’s just say that’s 100 pieces of content, that’s service.

President's Update

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Highlights of this Letter: * The MacA (!) * Recruiting technical talent * Selected Project Updates o Route 66 Literacy demosite launches o Bookshare.org is going international o Guatemalan secret police archives The MacA Getting an award like the MacArthur Fellowship is pretty humbling, especially one that embodies the built-in challenge that justifies the confidence shown by the awards panel. Here's my latest President's Update. Benetech's momentum continues with some fantastic news.

What Can Nonprofits Learn from Robin Good, the Best Content Curator on the Planet?

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One of the best ways to learn is the study, observe, or interview the experts. He will join me via skype from Italy for an interview and discussion. I recorded the above skype interview as a technology back up – it is filled with great advice and worth listening to for 14 minutes. (If you’re short on time, I have a transcript linked to resources here ). One 21 century work place literacy is sense-making of information together and alone.

Microsoft's YouthSpark Initiative Seeks to Close the Opportunity Divide

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TechSoup for Libraries surveyed and interviewed organizations that received Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) funding. Gadget instruction is an incredibly important component of digital literacy as more people are accessing the Internet from their mobile devices. These examples are just a fraction of all the work public libraries are doing to bridge the opportunity and digital literacy gaps.

Serendipity and Twitter

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As it turns out, BBC journalist Peter Day did an extensive radio interview of the three social media panelists (and me) at the Forum in Oxford. The next day, I find out via a tweet from Lara Long, Benetech's literacy product manager, that my talk is online at the TEDxVolcano livestream , at about 46 minutes in. The ten days in the UK amazed me with the power of social media in my life.

President's Update: Summer 2008

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Here are the highlights of this update: Bookshare.org for Education awarded $32 million over five years Miradi, our new project management software for the environment Human rights: the International Criminal Court, Colombia, Liberia and Darfur Recruiting: Betsy Burgess joins as our first Director of Marketing Landmine Detector Project on ice, Route 66 Literacy revived Bookshare.org for Education awarded $32 million The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S.

Using a Matrix Map to View Impact and Profitability

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Denise McMahan is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and is the founder and publisher of CausePlanet.org where nonprofit leaders devour Page to Practice™ book summaries, author interviews and sticky applications from the must-read books they recommend. _. An example of this comes from a 100-year-old social service agency that had offered mental health counseling for their constituents among several other programs including financial literacy, job training and a daycare program.

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Technology in the Arts Conference:Funding Technology Projects

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I interviewed Christopher J. Technology literacy is important and in order gain literacy you need get people to put fingers to keyboard. The session was called "Funding Technology Projects" and was moderated by Jeff Forster. It includes two funders, Doreen E. Boyce from the Buhl Foundation and Christopher J. Mackie from The Andrew Mellon Foundation. Mackie following the session. Here's the first segment about how to keep up with learning about technology.

Net Smart: How To Thrive Online

Beth Kanter

The book covers five digital literacies – each starting with an illustration by Anthony Weeks that graphically communicates the key points. ” This is how I first learned about Rheingold’s new book - when he was doing the research on content curation and did the above interview with Robert Scoble. Later I discovered Rheingold’s interview with master curator , Robin Good.

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth Kanter

Here is another list of books how to information about skills that one needs to be successful in a connected world, like transdisciplinarity – that is literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines. (So that’s why I do a lot of reading outside of my main discipline and think about how the concepts might apply to being an effective networked nonprofit.). Photo By h.koppdelaney.

New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth Kanter

” Pew interviewed technology experts and scholars (including me) about the benefits and drawbacks of our digital lives. Redesign media literacy: Formally educate people of all ages about the impacts of digital life on well-being and the way tech systems function, as well as encourage appropriate, healthy uses. The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.”

The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands: Book Giveaway Winners Announced

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Next year, we hope to develop Entoure’s presence online to provide a truly virtual counterpart to their cycle and fitness events so that our online supporters and friends of the cyclists can experience all the effort in preparing for the ride and they 400km/3 day challenge itself – with blogs, videos, images, live commentary, audio interview. The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands by Carol Cone.

Social Media for Social Good Video Roundup from #BBCon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Non-profits like Room to Read are benefiting from the program by promoting International Literacy Day in partnership with Twitter. Networked Nonprofit – Interview with Allison Fine. Flickr Photo by Geoff Livingston. Note From Beth: Frank Barry from BlackBaud kindly agreed to write a guest post showcasing some of the best presentations caught on video at the BlackBaud’s Conference last week. Enjoy.

Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd

Beth Kanter

First I had to “ Stop Fearing the Spreadsheet ” and then started to interview nonprofit data nerds about their Excel secrets. Note from Beth: I made a personal goal for myself to get past my dislike of spreadsheets and become more fluent. Why get good at Excel?

Wisdom 2.0: Balance in A Hyper Connected World

Beth Kanter

I couldn’t help but think about how important content curation skills, information literacy, and encouraging a movement around this as Clay Johnson suggests in his book, the Information Diet. There was a wonderful interview with Jane McGonigal and Kelly McGonigal about their work. Jack Kornfield, also a twin, did the interview. There were two things that I heard, one from each sister, that surprised or resonated. Twitter Photo by Jennifer Barr @rjenbarr.

Finding the Great Impact Story

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We saw the potential in this story and dispatched a reporter and photojournalist to interview the town's residents, write up a feature for our online newspaper, and create a photo essay. We had a similar experience recently here at Microsoft when we heard a story about a student who participates in our Technology Education And Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program.

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Riffing on David Armano's Listen, Learn, and Adapt: Need Your Organization's Adaption Stories!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As the chief listener for the organization, Wendy honed her listening literacy skills using free tools like google alerts, technorati, RSS reader, and delicious. Yesterday, I interviewed Jake Brewer who is the Internet Manager at the Energy Action Coalition about how they use metrics to generate insights about their YouTube Channel. “We Listen Learn Adapt: The Secret To Nonprofit Social Media Success View more presentations from kanter. tags: blogs facebook ).

Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

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They talked about the economic value of housework, and the importance of education and literacy in gaining economic independence." In the Voices of Genocide Prevention interview , Christine Karumba said that Honorata now works for Women for Women International training other women to, " understand their role in participating in rebuilding of their community. "The program 'has dared me to hope-of having a house, of living in peace, of reclaiming my dynamism, my dignity.

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Solutionary Women: Viet-Ly Nguyen

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This week's Solutionary woman is Viet-Ly Nguyen, a former co-worker from Streetside Stories , who I interviewed for my Big Vision Podcast last winter. Here is a partial transcript from my interview with Viet-Ly: Viet-Ly: Streetside Stories is a nonprofit literacy arts program based in San Francisco and we work with the middle schools -- the public middle schools -- of the San Francisco Unified School District.

Solutionary Women: Mei-ying Ho

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Last week I sat down with a former co-worker, Mei-ying Ho, who is now the Co-Director of SOUL , for an interview for my Big Vision podcast. I was at that time working at a wonderful organization called Streetside Stories , which is a literacy arts organization with programming in various Title 1 middle schools in San Francisco.

Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange Talks about the Global Citizen Center

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Below is a transcript of my interview with him for the Big Vision Podcast. We have reality tours where we take people out to other parts of the world, kind of reverse Club Med, "get your butt off the beach and meet real people," see the development projects, the literacy campaigns, the women's groups, the political opposition parties, the trade unions, but focused on positive, build the next system kind of things.