Has Apple become evil? No, but they are getting stupid.

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Has Apple become evil? I like my 60G iPod that I’ve had for a while, and although I tire of lugging around three electronic devices (cell phone, Palm, iPod), and that my current phone is about to fall apart, the cost and the fact that it was so new made me decide not to go for it, even though AT&T is my carrier.

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The End of the Beginning of Online Giving

Connection Cafe

In 1999, Blackbaud pioneered the nonprofit technology market by introducing reliable, secure, and donor-friendly online donation forms. The last three years, in particular, have shown how online giving continues to be a growth engine for fundraising in the nonprofit sector.

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59 Useful Mobile Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Periscope is a mobile app connected to Twitter that enables nonprofits to easily broadcast live from special events or while on location. For Nonprofits Only.

82 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools & Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Periscope is a mobile app connected to Twitter that enables nonprofits to easily broadcast live from special events or while on location. For Nonprofits Only.

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Holding Horses « Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Comments Posts Home Some Stuff About Me Contents & Site Map Disclaimer Lifestream « DAM Pictures Zounds, Sounds » Holding Horses I was settling in to my seat on the 767-400; tucking away all the detritus that one travels with in today’s world – squirreling away my cheap paperback, iPod, and headphones in the seatback in front of me, throwing the blanket on the floor, and stuffing the pillow between me and the armrest.

Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Nevertheless, nonprofits are nonplussed; they want to raise money with Facebook, or Twitter, or whatever. Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things.

Five Recent Facebook Upgrades That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If there is one thing that nonprofit social media managers are learning (or should be learning) from utilizing new media it’s that technology is now constantly in flux. The others will be covered in my upcoming webinars on Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits.

Podcasting for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm also wondering about removing barriers to podcasting for nonprofits in countries without much infrastructure, like Cambodia. Podcasting Without An Ipod, Internet Access, or Electricity 2. Feedback would be appreciated. Conversation with Andy Carvin about Podcasting in the Third World.

12 Useful, Well-Designed, Worth-Downloading iPhone Apps Created by Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s been challenging for the nonprofit sector to create iPhone and Android Apps that people want to first download and then repeatedly use – at least in large numbers. Related Links: Webinar: How Nonprofits Can Successfully Utilize Mobile Technology and Mobile Fundraising.

Five Recent Facebook Upgrades That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If there is one thing that nonprofit social media managers are learning (or should be learning) from utilizing new media it’s that technology is now constantly in flux. The others will be covered in my upcoming webinars on Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits.

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7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

Influence

Skeptics doubted the iPod in 2001 , but it went on to help revolutionize how people consume music and audio content. Therefore, innovative and influential nonprofit organizations must monitor these trends carefully. Apple's new iPad tablet computer has spawned some mixed reactions.

Turning Fundraising into a Game: Groupon, Zynga and Care2 do it, Why Don’t You?

NetWits

Here are a few ways nonprofits are rewarding their fundraisers: Virginia Beach Bike MS – Bike shop gift certificates, VIP parking, a 30-minute massage and an invitation to their awards dinner await participants who raise over $4,000. Looking for additional resources like this?

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ON VACATION: Back online October 20!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

No phone, no computer, no Internet, no iPod. I have accepted an extremely exciting, but time-consuming project related to social media and nonprofits that will keep me very busy through the end of January. On a beach in Central America!

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A Few Thoughts on ROI and Nonprofit Technology Cliff Hangers for the #ONTC

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NTEN is hosting the Online Nonprofit Technology Conference - a two-day virtual conference taking place on September 16 and 17th. I'm planning to download to my Ipod and listen while walking.) The conference speakers are a veritable list of who is who in the nonprofit tech world and you get a free copy of " Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission." I'm presenting on ROI and Nonprofit Technology on September 17th at 11:30 am.

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09NTC Nonprofit Radio: How to Make Podcasts That Promote Your Brand and Engage Supporters

Amy Sample Ward

So, bring your iPods and earbuds, and let’s podcast! Adobe Audition - is robust but has a cost associated with it (check TechSoup from discounts for nonprofits!). OurMedia & Internet Archive - a bit more technical, archived forever, nonprofit organization, RSS and community building tools. Check out WeAreMedia.org for more resources and information on podcasting in nonprofits!

Webinar on Intuition by Vertex

Vertex Systems

During this webinar, you will see how to: Eliminate paper, errors, redundancy, illegibility, compliance and reporting issues Enter time & documentation using an iPod, iPad, laptop, PC, telephone, timeclock and more Maximize billing of all authorized dollars Improve D.O.L.

The Times They are a-Changin'

Vertex Systems

Since we provide software solutions for social service agencies that have day programs and vocational employment facilities, we talk to executive directors, IT managers, and supervisors of these organizations and they all talk about changing the way they run their nonprofit organizations.

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The Dish: 2011 Convio Summit

Connection Cafe

His insights and leadership span the corporate and nonprofit sector and will help you elevate your mission using strategies to cultivate long-term relationships and to establish organizational growth and change. Nonprofit Live TV Can’t make it to Summit? Author: Jill Ward.

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The Future of the Nonprofit Office: Working from Home v2.0

NTEN

By Grant Howe, VP Research and Development, Nonprofit Solutions, Sage Business Solutions. What will the nonprofit office of the future look like? Corporations and nonprofits alike are rapidly embracing the practice of letting employees work remotely. FaceTime allows two iPhone -- and soon, next-generation iPad and iPod Touch -- users to have a streaming video and audio conversation while both are connected to a wireless network.

501c3Cast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just so it doesn't get boring, I take my Ipod along and listen to music or podcasts. This morning I missed out on my run, but this week's show over at 501c3Cast - Podcast for Nonprofits , a weekly podcast show of interviews and news about Nonprofit volunteers, do-gooders, and professionals, had arrived and I simply could not wait until tommorrow. Corey Pudhorodsky, the and brains behind the program, is the Terry Gross of the nonprofit podcasting world.

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Is your site optimized for mobile?

Connection Cafe

And while I don't have a smartphone myself, I do have an iPod touch that I used to access websites while on maternity leave. Okay, so what does this mean for nonprofits? Nonprofits might have different goals. Author: Sally Heaven.

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Twitter for Airport Travel Hassles

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm in the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon/Washington border (finally) to do my Nonprofits and Social Media Workshop at the RWJ Foundation's annual meeting for grantees. I listened to music on my Ipod, including Music for Airports.

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Benetech: President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

All interested nonprofits or social enterprises will be able to leverage SocialCoding4Good by posting their open source software development projects for social change and inviting volunteers to work on them.

What's Involved in Technology Planning — Tech Planning for Your Mission

Tech Soup Blog

For example, new iPods come out every September. Another problem that nonprofits often have is what we call "technology by accident." A technology plan is important because it helps your nonprofit: Align technology with your mission and accomplish more.

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Community Technology Survey from NPower and Accenture

Tech Soup Blog

By the way, three people who complete the survey will be chosen at random and will win an iPod Shuffle so get on it today! In an effort to get a fresh sense of what software is being used daily amongst nonprofits across the country and to understand nonprofit satisfaction with these options NPower and Accenture have joined together to put out a Community Technology Survey. From our colleagues at NPower and Accenture.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Google Video for Nonprofits: Developing multi-media on the cheaps.

Network-Centric Advocacy

» February 20, 2006 Google Video for Nonprofits: Developing multi-media on the cheaps. Google Video has an embed function and an upload program for all of the nonprofits that have been wanting multi-media on your web sites. Just type in your search term (try ipod or Charlie Rose) or do a more advanced search (try title:CSI) and well search our archive for relevant results. Comments Google Video for Nonprofits: Developing multi-media on the cheaps.

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New on SSIR: It’s not about Apple – It’s about Community

Amy Sample Ward

In Jake’s post, he notes that Apple is essentially denying nonprofits “the most powerful direct-payment platform in the mobile marketplace&# by denying access to 1-click payments. Jake suggests: One option would be allowing in-app donations using Apple’s payment infrastructure, but this immediately runs into the next deal-breaking issue: Apple’s 30 percent cut is untenable for charities and nonprofits , and for the donors themselves.

Easy Credit Card Payments for Your Nonprofit (Sharing the NTC Bookstore Experience)

NTEN

You plug a tiny reader, the approximate height and length of a donut hole and width of your finger, into the headphone jack of an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and swipe a credit card through it. The NTC Bookstore and the wonderful NTC Bookstore volunteers If you bought something from the bookstore at the NTC, you may have already met the credit card app, Square. We’ve received a lot of questions in person and over email about how Square works, so we thought we’d share our experience.

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Happy Birthday, Gutsy Gibbon!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Happy Birthday, Gutsy Gibbon! Wi-Fi, printing, my digital camera and even my iPod all worked immediately after installation — no drivers or other software required. October 18, 2007 Ubuntu Linux has a new release, version 7.10, called “ Gutsy Gibbon.&# (Really I don’t know where these names come from!)

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Getting Creative with Online Fundraising: 10 Campaigns Using Mission Inspired Gifts aka Gift Catalogues

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising programs are presenting new and effective ways for nonprofit organizations to raise more money and reach a wider audience more than ever, especially when integrated with other nonprofit organization communications efforts. Author: Jordan Viator.

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Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere, April 3-9

Tech Soup Blog

Becky notices that NPower and Accenture are giving away iPod Shuffles to people who participate in a survey. Elliot wonders what the end of Encarta means for libraries and education nonprofits. We've had a lot to talk about this week. From the TechSoup Community: TechSoup Blog. Elliot points out a new guide from Public Citizen about avoiding libel in your writing. Becky summarizes Frogloop's advice from SXSW about social media marketing. Donate Your Brain.

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My iPhone 3G

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology My iPhone 3G August 12, 2008 I once joined the “iPhone non-buyers&# group on Facebook. Syncing is way slower than on a regular iPod, and backups can take 1/2 hour, which is absurd.

How To Get Insight From Data Visualization: SHUT UP and SLOW DOWN!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a trainer, I always do a participant assessment to understand their experience, knowledge, and attitudes related to the topic – for the most part social media and networked nonprofits. From SXSW Session: Shut Up and Draw.

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My Latest President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

At Benetech he’s learning about the nonprofit world and making contacts that he’ll use when he launches his next business, after he finishes his MBA at Babson College. In her spare time, she updates her Twitter and Facebook feeds and engages with her Kindle, iPod and other assorted tech toys.

More on Podcasting Without Electricity. some creative ideas from the Walker

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And while on the topic of nonprofit podcasting, the thread on TechSoup. We were also concerned that if we used podcasts we would either limit ourselves to patrons who had iPods and who planned ahead to load the files or we would have stock the audio players ourselves. Stocking the players would mean we would have staff overhead/expense of checking ipods out keeping them updated not to mention the expense of buying the ipods.

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Why I won’t be buying Leopard

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Why I won’t be buying Leopard November 1, 2007 As many of you know, Apple’s newest version of the Mac OS, 10.5 , shipped just a few days ago. I’m not liking Apple’s increasingly closed and monopolistic tendencies when it comes to the iPod and iPhone.

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New at TechSoup: Online Courses from Atomic Training

Tech Soup Blog

For nonprofits, libraries, and their constituents, training is essential to keep technology knowledge and skills up to date. Learning to use Apple products like iPads and iPod Touch. Hear what other nonprofits and libraries are saying in our Community Forums.

How Much Are You Paying Your IT Staff?

NTEN

What are other nonprofits outsourcing when it comes to IT? NTEN and The Nonprofit Times are making it easy for you to fill the gap between expensive benchmarking services costing thousands of dollars and going it alone. We're surveying thousands of staff at nonprofits big and small to find out what it takes to make technology work for them and what qualified staff they need. If you make technology decisions for your nonprofit, please take this survey.

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10NTC Science Fair Preview - Giveaways, More Giveaways and Free Apple iPads

NTEN

We're only 20 days away from the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference -- but who's counting? This opening reception provides an opportunity to network with nptech professionals while checking out the over 100 exhibitors showing off their latest and greatest offerings to the nonprofit sector.

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Things We Like (February 2013)

NTEN

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. With the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference coming right up, this might be a good time to think about what you're going to pack. But then, who wouldn't want an 8-foot wide, 900 pound iPod dock ? Could you leave your laptop at home ? Be honest, now. If you can stop working for a few minutes, it may be for the best.

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Internet Strategy on the Cheap: Tools and Resources

Have Fun - Do Good

Tomorrow, October 18th, Eric Leland of Leland Design , and I will be presenting about, "Internet Strategy on the Cheap" at the San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp. You can usually use any kind of headphones (Walkman, iPod, etc.).

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10NTC Science Fair Preview - Giveaways, More Giveaways and Free Apple iPads

NTEN

We're only 20 days away from the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference -- but who's counting? This opening reception provides an opportunity to network with nptech professionals while checking out the over 100 exhibitors showing off their latest and greatest offerings to the nonprofit sector.

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Free Tools for Creating iPhone and iTouch Web Apps

Beaconfire Wire

iWebKit – “Iwebkit is the revolutionnairy kit used to create high quality iPhone and iPod touch websites in a few minutes and is based on an LGPL license. Tags: Accessibility Blogroll Blogs Business Strategy and Process Cool Tools and Tips Knowledge Management Nonprofits Tech Uncategorized Usability Web 2.0 The iPhone is inarguably the most advanced piece of technology in people’s hands these days. It has a GPS to tell you where you are.