Creating Public Transparency: Bringing GuideStar to Israel


In early August, NPTech launched Guidestar Israel. It took almost five years to make GuideStar Israel a reality, and it is an incredible resource for Israeli nonprofit organizations. The GuideStar project was established as an unique cooperative venture by the Ministry of Justice, JDC-Israel, and Yad Hanadiv with the objective of developing civil society in Israel. What is GuideStar Israel? . Tags: Newsletter NPTech NTEN

Book Giveaway: Twitterville by Shel Israel (140 Characters of Twitterville Fame)

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From the Flickr Twitterville Group Shel Israel has written a book called Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods. Tags: twitter

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What did Twitter bring me today? A Babysitter and Shel Israel in Connie Reece's Pink Boa

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And also last night, Toby from the Diva Marketing Blog randomly selected the last ten tweets she read for people to tag for a new meme. I got tagged. The meme: Top Ten Shel Israel Secrets That Even Shel Israel Doesn't Know About Shel Israel.

Heard it on Twitter first.


Uber-blogger Shel Israel's show Global Neighborhoods on Fast Tags: video blog vlogging launched today. Should have lots of good stuff. Check it out.

Happy 3rd Birthday Twitter: What was your first tweet?

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Shel Israel, Twitterville Wikipedia Article on Twitter. Tags: twitter My first Tweet: October 24, 2006 According to the TwitterFacts Blog , the first tweets of Twitter were sent three years ago today.

Three Copies of Twitterville To Giveaway To Nonprofits: Leave A Comment

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She told me that she was planning to get a copy of Shel Israel's book herself, but had seen my Tweet leading to this post about the nonprofit book giveaway for Shel Israel's book called Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods. Tags: twitter

How to License Hyper-V on Windows 2008

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Petri IT Knowledge Base, an excellent IT resource from Microsoft MVP in Israel, posted a plain-English post on Windows 2008 licensing concerns when using Hyper-V technology. Tags: GreenTech Server Applications Servers Tech Planning Definitely bookmark-worthy if you are planning on virtualizing in the near future using this technology.

And the Twitterville Book Winners Are.

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That's some of the schwag and a copy of Shel Israels's Twitterville that I purchased at last night's #tbash , the launch party for the book. Shel Israel donated three books. And Congrats to Shel Israel on the launch of his book! Tags: twitter

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Visit to Qatar

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I also personally delivered the business cards of Abbas Abbas, a blind Ashoka social entrepreneur, who focuses on serving the needs of Arabs with disabilities in Israel with his AlManarah (Lighthouse) Association. I’m on the plane heading back to the U.S.

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Is A Downer News Cycle A Factor in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Success?

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Another reason is the social proofing element, where friends tag their friends on social network.

Win A Social Media Library! (Plus One More Book From Me - Twitterville)

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Steve's Blog I think there is one important book missing from the library, so if you leave a comment here - you'll get a copy of Shel Israel's Twitterville. Tags: Books Steve over at Polar Limited like me, loves book. Also like me, he's doing a networked social media book giveaway.

Happy Tweetsgiving!

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I'm looking forward to attending the fundraiser in Silicon Valley where there will be fundraising raffle for signed books by these authors: Shel Israel – Twitterville Mitchell Levy 42 Rules for Driving Success with Books Janet Fouts- Social Media Success! Tags: twitter

Meet the Queen of Social Media Measurement: KD Paine


Here's a video of her being interviewed by Shel Israel on FastCompany.TV. Tags: data social media analytics PR communications As I mentioned in my post about BlogPotoma c, I wanted to reserve a post specifically to talk about KD Paine , one of the best speakers at the conference. She has a company which has been helping organizations learn how to measure and monitor social media for over a decade - since before there existed the term "social media"!

"Google Was Our First Office": Managing a Worldwide Staff


Efrat Ben-Dor Erez, NPTech Israel. There are 500 volunteers working for PresenTense each year, mainly from North America and Israel, but also from other places around the globe. Tags: Community CRM International Newsletter NPTech NTEN

Lethal Generosity: CSR Context Is Important

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On Wednesday, fellow Zoetica founder, Kami Huyse and I presented on Lethal Generosity , (a term from Shel Israel’s “Twitterville”). On Wednesday, fellow Zoetica founder, Kami Huyse and I presented on Lethal Generosity, (a term from Shel Israel’s “Twitterville”). Tags: lethalgenerosity Lethal Generosity View more presentations from Beth Kanter. The topic is our Society for New Communications Research Fellowship research.

Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

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Because we run large group bike rides (all over the US and in Israel) the office culture prioritized bikes as the mode of moving. I didn’t tag people, but each week would email the group to say the WAW was on, and promote it a little.

Lindy Dreyer joins PITV


Tags: YouTube social media video blog vlogging PITV I am SO EXCITED. After I was invited to become executive producer of Principled Innovation TV , and put a call out for interested videophiles to contact me, I got several people interested and the first one all set up and ready to go is our very own Lindy Dreyer, she of the awesome Association Marketing Springboard blog. A super smart lady with a wee voice, big ideas and wicked sense of humor, she's going to be awesome on PITV.

Congrats to Book Winners - Twitter for Dummies, Web Analytics 2.0 and The New Community Rules

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The lucky winner is Ira Wise who is the Director of Education from Congregation B'nai Israel. Tags: Books I'm pleased to announce the winners of the last couple of book giveaways. In return for receiving the book, the winners have been offered an opportunity to write a guest post about what they learn so the wisdom can be shared. If you were not one of the lucky winners, don't give up.

Friday Links: June 16th

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

His blog is at [link] He's also well known for his blook on blogging, Naked Conversations , co-authored with Shel Israel. Tags: nptechCommunications How does your organization get its mission-driving info out to its supporters?

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: August 20


Tag your own news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help us find your awesome online, or contact Annaliese with your updates.) Allyson Kapin offers some good reminders/tips for engaging your supporters. The case study about nptech in Israel will be featured in our August newsletter. Tags: community buzz NPTech nten members (Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Members are in bold.

Reflections: Social Media and NGO/CSR Workshop in India

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I packed copies Chris Brogan's Trust Agents , Shel Israel's Twitterville , Janet Fouts Social Media Book, and Darren Barefoot's Friends With Benefits. Tags: india Workshop Ngo Feb 13 View more presentations from Beth Kanter. My 8 day visit to India was a whirlwind. I'm still recovering.

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Three Different Approaches to Twitter Fundraising: Bees, Turkeys, and Blame

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Tags: fundraising2.0 TweetsGiving 2009. If the dollar amounts from fundraising campaigns using social networks are disappointing, one response is to say this doesn't work and stop doing it. An alternative approach is to experiment and find ways to improve results. .

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And the Winner(s) of the Social Media Library Are.

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When I announced the contest, I thought there was one important book missing, Shel Israel's Twitterville. Tags: Books pinko marketing relationships Earlier this month, I participated in a social media library giveaway organized by Steve Cunningham , who like me, loves books.

How Many Friends Exceed the Limits of SocNets?

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I put those write ups as notes and tagged people in Facebook. (I Shel Israel prefers to establish a connection first." Screenshot from Vicky Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog. I've been working an article for TechSoup about effective social networking tips.

Some Thoughts on Livestreamed Interviews, Engagement, Book Winners, and Finger Puppets

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I decided to give away copies of Chris Brogan and Julien Smith's Trust Agents , Shel Israel's Twitterville , and Nancy Smith, John Smith, and Etienne Wenger's Digital Habitats. We asked folks to leave a comment on the blog post sharing why they wanted the book. (I'm

Recap of Unite for Sight '09 Global Health Conference, and Innovative Open Health Tools


And Dr. Susan Blumenthal , with whom I had the pleasure of traveling to Israel last year, spoke of an initiative during her tenure as the Assistant U.S. Tags: Global Health Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 6th annual global health conference sponsored by a dynamic young group called Unite for Site at Yale University.

What is Lethal Generosity?

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I first encountered the term when I read Shel Israel's , Twitterville (pp110-111). Tags: generosity lethalgenerosity Photo by Funkyah.

Twitteracy (Twitter Literacy)

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I tend to ask questions, share links both what I discover from my RSS Reader or retweeting links shared by others in my network, and a few personality items (funny, witty, or something that shows I'm a human.) (BTW, if you want to read some really clever tweets, Shel Israel asked for favorite tweets for his soon to be published book Twitterville - some are hilarious) How is your organization feeding its Twitter network? Tags: twitter

Alexandra Rampy, Guest Post: The Cool Factor About Mobile

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Organization(s) : Meir Panim (Network of Soup Kitchens in Israel). Tags: guest blogging mobile social media Courtesy of Alexandra Rampy, publisher of SocialButterfly Mobile. What do we do with this one word? We CAN do so much. Rather than go on, instead, I want to give some examples and highlight the cool factor of how mobile can add some out-of-the-box type thinking to an overall health and/or social marketing-related initiative.

Friday Links

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Nick pointed out it was the #1 page for World War II and Israel. Tags: nptechWell, I haven't been much of a blogger lately, what with how busy it's gotten around the office this month. And tomorrow I'm off for one of my favorite weeks of the year - Southern Week at Ashokan. Here's a fantastic set of pics from last year, taken by George Touchstone, another software developer/fiddler, just to let you know what you're missing.

nfp 2.0 » An interview with the Widget King

Rebooting Charity

Shel Israel blogged about this following a breakfast meeting he had with Carnet Williams, CEO at ChipIn , last December. I’m going to tag your post with NpTech!