Conferencing Virtually with Libraries in Iowa

Tech Soup Blog

It was such a success that in January of 2009, they hosted the second Iowa Small Libraries Online Conference (ISLOC): a conference that librarians and trustees from even the smallest libraries could attend without ever leaving their home or office.

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Yaayyyy! Obama Won in Iowa!

Have Fun - Do Good

[I]t's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential - and become full-grown. -- Barack Obama I'm very excited!!!! You can get an Obama shirt, like the one I'm wearing, at the Obama Store. obama

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NetCentric Advocacy: Time to Revisit: Iowa Electronic Markets ~ Current Markets: 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Markets

Network-Centric Advocacy

Main | Lessons from Online Community Summit « Connectable Dots » October 09, 2007 Time to Revisit: Iowa Electronic Markets ~ Current Markets: 2008 U.S. the latest national polling is NYT and CBS (sept 4-9) has a Dem landslide (48% Dem to 32% REP) Link: Iowa Electronic Markets ~ Current Markets: 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Markets : Comments Time to Revisit: Iowa Electronic Markets ~ Current Markets: 2008 U.S.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » O-Bama, O-Bama, O-Bama

See3

A Black guy wins the Iowa caucus. Whether he goes on to win the nomination and becomes president or not, the fact that Barack Obama won in Iowa, a 95% white state, says something about the ability of Americans, especially younger Americans, to put race aside. “The Iowa Democratic Party says at least 227,000 people took part in their caucuses, a much higher turnout than the 125,000 who cast their votes four years ago.&#

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Better Than 'Survivor': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams : NPR

AFP Blog

Today, the bald eagle camera he set up in Decorah, Iowa, is one of the most-watched in the country. Better Than ''Survivor'': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams : NPR : "It''s a good combination. using technology to see what''s going on that you might not be able to see at the ground level, but also raising issues around open space and wildlife preservation," Brockman says. Preservation is what drew Bob Anderson and the Raptor Resource Project into nest cams more than a decade ago.

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Boot up and be counted | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

There’s a caucus calculator , to work you through the bizarre math they use in Iowa. Obama and Paul’s Facebook apps are using Facebook’s natural geotagging to allow you to remind your friends in Iowa to caucus (Paul’s is broken right now). According to PEW, 81% of Iowa voters recieved robo calls in November, 2007.

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If you build it they will come, IF…

NetWits

It’s a great (well not sure you can really call any movie with Kevin Costner great, but bear with me) movie about an Iowa farmer who hears a voice saying, “If you build it, he will come,” and decides to build a baseball field. Many of us have seen the movie Field of Dreams.

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Google AdWorthy? | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Posted Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 at 5:46 pm by John Brian (91 posts) With only a few months until the Iowa Caucus, the annual marathon of political ads is almost upon us. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Trees Forever does high-tech tree planting -- chicagotribune.com

AFP Blog

Trees Forever does high-tech tree planting -- chicagotribune.com: "DES MOINES, Iowa - Trees Forever is going high-tech to plant trees in Des Moines.The nonprofit group plans to use cutting-edge, high-definition images of the city to guide the planting of hundreds of thousands of trees over the next several years.The technology will be unveiled Wednesday during a symposium where the group will

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Foundations Seeing Results of Evaluating Their Impact

AFP Blog

million from predatory lenders for Des Moines, Iowa families. PRESS RELEASEFoundations Seeing Results of Evaluating Their Impact: "Foundations Seeing Results of Evaluating Their ImpactCase studies highlight foundations using real-time feedback to refine or change course BOSTON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Annie E. Casey Foundation used an innovative evaluation process to recover more than $2.5

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Iowa Nonprofit Summit. Iowa Nonprofit Summit. Volunteer Iowa / TBA / Not available. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook.

How can nonprofits increase employee satisfaction while upholding organizational expectations?

ASU Lodestar Center

She received her undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa and has worked as a Child Life Specialist for the past seven years. Kerner resides in Windsor Heights, Iowa, with her husband and daughter.

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Nonprofit Audit 101

The NonProfit Times

Nonprofit Audit 101: A Guide to The Fundamentals and More is a quick guide for nonprofit finance leaders and executive leaders, providing key fundamentals and know-how, first class best practices, and insight into how to optimize the nonprofit audit process at your organization.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 5 Extraordinary Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

Crisis Intervention Service serves 15 counties in north central Iowa. Crisis Intervention Service shared the following with Caravan Studios: "Our program serves a primarily rural 15-county area in north central Iowa. We will honor the memory of Iowans who have lost their lives as a result of domestic abuse in Iowa." October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Iowa business tax registration: varies based on tax accounts and licenses. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

Boosting Campaigns' Impact on Members of Congress

Care2

One very revealing panel included Eric Jones, the top technology person for Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, who provided tips and advice about ways that online organizers might boost their campaigns' impact on members of Congress and their staffers.

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Use Online Surveys to Schedule Meetings and Poll Your Constituents

Tech Soup Blog

Tena is the Director of the Milford Public Library in Iowa and she uses Doodle to schedule her meetings remotely. Trying to pull a group of people together for a meeting, but they are spread out all over town, or the state or even the world? Instead of banging your head against the wall, consider following Tena Hanson's lead. In her blog post called " Schedule, organize, plan!

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Multi-channel for Marriage Equality

Connection Cafe

On Friday, New York joined the ranks of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C. Author: Jill Ward. in legalizing same-sex marriages. The fight for marriage equality is far from over, but the victory in New York is a wonderful step in the right direction. There was no doubt, plenty of blood, sweat and tears to help make this happen, so I wanted to use my small little space on this blog to tell you all CONGRATULATIONS and thank you!

Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere, April 17-23

Tech Soup Blog

Conferencing Virtually : The Iowa Small Libraries Online Conference. GreenTech's TeleGreen Your Work campaign is underway. Sage is giving away fundraising software. Nonprofit Commons is opening a new island. We're all excited for NTC. It's been a big week in the TechSoup universe. From TechSoup Stock : There's only one more day to request Sage's special donation of Fundraising 50. It's time to vote! Who made the biggest impact?

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NetCentric Advocacy: Reporter in NH sees the "Network-centric" Obama campaign

Network-Centric Advocacy

For Obama, its a question of whether more of the same will deliver a victory in New Hampshire, which has decidedly different demographics than Iowa. Defying the pundits and the national polls that gave Clinton a comfortable lead going into last weeks Iowa caucuses, Obamas social network-centric campaign pulled off a surprise victory, leaving Edwards and Clinton in the distance. Before the Iowa. Before the Iowa.

Fundraising Success Story: Couple Raises Money to Adopt a Child with Teespring

Tech Soup Blog

Shelley is a news reporter for KWWL in eastern Iowa and maintains the blog This Family’s Journey where she chronicles stories from her and her husband Chris’ marriage. This post was authored by Sean Pennino, a jack of all trades at Teespring. Teespring is excited to announce a successful adoption campaign! Since mid-March, Chris and Shelley Russell have raised $1,810 by selling custom t-shirts online. The money will aid them in the lengthy and expensive child adoption process.

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11NTC: Reporters Are People Too

Tech Soup Blog

Matt Denner of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement gave a crash course on free ways to monitor media coverage of your nonprofit. In his talk, If a Press Release Falls in the Forest, Does it Make a Sound? At the beginning of the session, Matt polled the audience in ways that we were currently monitoring media coverage. Many mentioned paid media monitoring agencies , and a few mentioned free tools like Google Alerts.

No Trees Were Harmed in the Making of this Conference

Tech Soup Blog

Librarian Tena Hanson recently posted an account of her experience organizing the Iowa Small Library Online Conference on our TechSoup for Libraries site. A green IT travel reduction practice that has been getting more and more adoption lately are virtual conferences. NTEN , for instance, is starting to do more of them. Virtual conferences are basically talks or presentations streamed over the web to be watched or heard in real time or sometimes at viewer convenience.

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The Bora Connection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He is a Cambodian studying in the US in Iowa. Meet Vuth Bora. He joined my cause early on. Not quite sure how, but he is friends with Mongkol on Facebook. The first person to join the Sharing Foundation cause was another adoptive parent. I didn't know she was on facebook. Her husband wrote a book called the " The Bora Boys." " The book is dedicated to their Cambodian adopted son, Bora. the Bora connection. Bora has been recruiting people to the Sharing Foundation cause.

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A simple, but profound, change in how we think about volunteers

ASU Lodestar Center

Lisa Humenik has a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit leadership and has been a member of the faculty for the nonprofit management certificate program at Iowa State University Extension and for the volunteer management certificate program at the Union Institute in Cincinnati. She has also worked as the Director of Volunteer Services for health systems in Iowa, Ohio, and Illinois and as a Special Projects Manager for Points of Light/HandsOn Network.

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#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Deepa Kunapuli

NTEN

She''s a proud graduate of the University of Iowa and spends her free time at dance class. If you register for NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit this September (#14LCS), you’ll be asked to choose one of three tracks— Digital Strategy , The Future of Technology , or Impact Leadership —and you’ll spend quite a bit of time with your track-mates at the Summit. That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Gift Catalogue – Obama Style

See3

I received an email just now from the Iowa State Director of the Obama campaign. In his email he tells me that they have opened up their budgets and now I can sponsor a specific aspect of their Iowa campaign. 1 full day’s worth of radio ads in Des Moines And here’s the letter: Dear Michael, Here in Iowa, our team feels a deep sense of responsibility for our role in this election.

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Best Strategies for Winning Advocacy Victories

Care2

Congress effectively will be Eric Jones, the IT director for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa. Frogloop readers who mobilize online activists to win advocacy victories may want to attend a free virtual event this coming Wednesday, March 9 th called “ Advocacy Live !&#.

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Why Social Movements Need Stories

Tech Soup Blog

I was lucky enough to be part of the team that won marriage equality in Iowa in 2009. Team Lambda Legal joined the RAGBRAI Bike Ride through Iowa in July, carrying the message of equality across the state and sharing stories via social media. Storytelling can be a powerful tool for good. Harvard lecturer and activist Marshall Ganz says people are rooted in their values and interests, rather than particular issues.

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Staying in Touch with Staff and Colleagues, Virtually

Tech Soup Blog

In a post yesterday on our MaintainIT blog , Tena Hanson, the Director of the Milford Public Library in Milford, Iowa discussed how she and her peers used these tools in the face of decreased travel budgets and increased need for collaboration with libraries across the state. Have you used instant messaging (IM), Skype, or Wimba video conferencing to collaborate with a others far away? Or maybe even nearby?

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Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

I keynoted many conferences, including “ The Future of Social Media ” in London host by Social Misfits Media, Celgene Annual Meeting at ASCO, National Arts Marketing Project , Alliance of Nonprofit Management , Oregon Nonprofit Association, Iowa University Philanthropy Forum, Do-Good Data Conference , Arizona Alliance for Nonprofits, CRESSE, and Patagonia’s Grassroots Tools Conference. Happy New Year !

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How Healthy Do You Want Your Nonprofit Board To Be?

BoardAssist

She has held leadership posts at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa; the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network; and the Human Rights Campaign, where she was responsible for partnering with and training leaders in communities targeted for organizational expansion and growth.

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New to TechSoup: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Check out how other nonprofits and charities, including the Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa , Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada , and the Carbon Disclosure Project , are using Dynamics CRM for more ideas on how it can help your organization. TechSoup is proud to announce the newest version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Dynamics CRM is customer relationship management (CRM) server software that offers tools for storing and analyzing customer records. Is It Right for My Organization?

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How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever

Connection Cafe

While we didn’t endorse any candidates in the primaries or general presidential election, starting in Iowa in the summer of 2015 all the way through to Election Day, we worked to elevate the issue of early childhood education in the U.S. Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is the political voice for kids. We’re fiercely bipartisan because we believe that kids’ issues shouldn’t be a Republican or Democratic issue.

Industrial-Strength Software

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

As server infrastructure grows (just glance at these articles on Google's development projects in Iowa , and North Carolina ) energy use increases as well. Via Twitterer par excellence Geore Dearing and his Enterprise Content Management blog, I found this article by blogger Nick Carr published in the Guardian. Nick focuses on a rarely discussed side-effect of the move towards internet-hosted applications: the need of software companies to maintain their own vast server farms.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (Again)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had the chance to meet with Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa last month, and tell him about Bookshare.org for ten minutes. As part of the large national award we received from the Department of Education, we are spending a lot more time in Washington. I talk to lots of folks: congressional staff, members of Congress, folks at the Department of Education, the publishers, disability activists and so on.

Funding Rural America: Bridging the Resource Gap

Tech Soup Blog

She uses information from the University of Iowa College of Public Health's Rural Policy Research Institute. Cynthia Adams, CEO of TechSoup donor partner GrantStation , recently did an important online training webinar on how rural charities and libraries can get grants. This was a very popular TechSoup webinar with over 300 attendees. Here are some highlights and insights from her presentation. The Resource Gap in Rural Funding.

How to End Social Media Addiction and Protect Your Mental Health

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

If you want to take a more sound and slightly more conclusive test, you might want to check out this Nomophobia test based on research from Iowa State University, or: This test by Dr. David Greenfield, at the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction.

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Thank You Steve Dembo! Donor #18

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The foremost reason is that my mother-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law and brother-in-law all were the beneficiaries of a Habitat house in Iowa City, so I???ve I will be writing a personal thank you note to every single one of the 81 donors who generously contributed to the campaign to send two Cambodian young people to college. Thank you Steve Dembo! I don't know Steve Dembo face-to-face.

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Busting the Overhead Myth: How can nonprofits convince stakeholders to invest in capacity building?

ASU Lodestar Center

Tyler Adams completed his Bachelor’s degree in Leisure, Youth and Human Services with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management at the University of Northern Iowa back in 2013. posted by Tyler Adams Manager, Affiliate Relations-Events Make-A-Wish International. Capacity building is whatever is needed to bring a nonprofit to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity, so it may more effectively and efficiently advance its mission into the future.

Research Friday: Strengthening the Economy through Civic Engagement

ASU Lodestar Center

These states are Alaska, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota, and Vermont. posted by. Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice.

How To Get More Online Donations With Content Marketing

Nonprofits Source

University of Iowa: The donor intent of the gift establishes the guidelines for how they want their donation to be used. It’s no secret that content is king when it comes to engaging and delighting donors and members alike. But did you know that writing content for donor intent can be used to target people ready to donate online content can also be used to target donor intent? In this post, I’m going to show you how to get online donations with content marketing.