E-Mediat Networking Conference at the Dead Sea, Jordan

Beth Kanter

I’m here at the Dead Sea in Jordan where I delivered the key note for the E-mediat Networking Conference, “New Media for the Networked NGO.” ” The conference marked the end of an 18-month capacity building program that trained more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia on how to use social media effectively to advance civil society. Beth presents HRH Princess Rym Ali from Jordan the Networked Nonprofit.

Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’m in Jordan and Morocco this week for the culmination of the E-Mediat program, a dynamic technology training and capacity building program developed to help grassroots organizations around the world use digital technology to tell their stories, build membership and support, and connect to their community of peers around the world. E-Mediat is working with more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen. Rami Al-Karmi, N2V Lab.

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Guest Post by Jordan Viator: 5 tools nonprofits can be today to enhance their online presence and efficiency

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Submitted by Jordan Viator, of Connection Café Hundreds if not thousands of online tools are available to help nonprofit organizations with online communication. This article was originally posted on Connection Café at [link] by Jordan Viator: Jordan Viator is the Interactive Communications Manager at Convio, and manages the Connection Cafe blog, all things new and social media related and all the company's corporate Web sites.

Guest Post by Jordan Viator: Submit, Share and Shout Out - Nominate Your Nonprofit Holiday Hero to Win a Free NTEN Membership!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jordan Viator is the Interactive Communications Manager at Convio, and manages the Connection Cafe blog, all things new and social media related and the company's corporate Web sites. The holidays are in full swing, and in between the last minute shopping, out-of-town guests, and end-of-year nonprofit campaigns, most of us are trying to fit in as much time as possible to make a positive impact in our own way.

Cloud Computing 101: What You Need to Know

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Rem Hoffmann, Exponent Partners , and Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting. Tags: cloud computing Newsletter NPTech NTEN rem hoffmann rob jordan Everyone has come across the term "cloud computing", but what exactly does it mean? What relevance does it have to a nonprofit organization like yours? The short answer: Cloud computing levels the technology playing field for nonprofits.

How to: Getting Your Head (and Org) into the Clouds

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Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting. Rob Jordan is a returning business development Peace Corps volunteer and the principal of Idealist Consulting, a technical consulting firm dedicated to advancing the mission of nonprofits through the implementation of affordable technology. Tags: cloud computing Infrastructure Newsletter NPTech NTEN rob jordan IT Staff

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How to: Getting Your Head (and Org) into the Clouds

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Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting. Rob Jordan is a returning business development Peace Corps volunteer and the principal of Idealist Consulting, a technical consulting firm dedicated to advancing the mission of nonprofits through the implementation of affordable technology. Tags: cloud computing Infrastructure Newsletter NPTech NTEN rob jordan IT Staff

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eLearning on limited resources - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

AFP Blog

eLearning on limited resources - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "During the recent ASAE 2015 Technology Conference & Expo, Allison Hamrick of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), Micah Jordan of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and Amanda Batson of ABD Partners, LLC, offered five tips for successful learning and technology partnerships, especially focused on eLearning, in organizations with limited resources.

Nonprofit & Technology Tweetup in DC This Week

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. Along with lots of live social networking and refreshments, an informal panel will offer insights into the topic of social media for social good from the perspective of the following speakers: - Geoff Handy, Vice President, Media and Online Communications at The Humane Society of the United States - Jordan Viator @ jordanv (that’s me), Interactive Communications Manager at Convio Inc. What’s better than a local, happy hour Tweetup?

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Contingent Thinking Contingent Thinking Last Updated on Thursday, 11 January 2007 10:47 Written by Steve Thursday, 11 January 2007 10:47 I just got a copy of Peter Schwartz’s book The Art of the Long View on the recommendation of Brooks Jordan.

Live from NTC 2009

Connection Cafe

As part of NTC 2009 , my buddy Jordan Viator and I are demonstrating the use of Ustream.tv Jordan is focusing on Ustream and I am focusing on CiL. and CoveritLive (CiL) as a part of the We Are Media workshops. Ustream is a live video service that lets you have live video channels where you can broadcast. CiL is a live blogging tool that lets you drop in a live blogging window into any page. We're doing two sessions on Sunday, April 26th. The first is at from 10 AM to 12 PM Pacific.

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Lame spams of the day: Support Center

Robert Weiner

Jordan Compton [support@opduin.nl]. This batch of spams looks like Facebook messages -- same colors, fonts, and formatting, and they have a "Go To Profile" button. But they don't mention Facebook. Does the familiar look and feel dupe people into clicking before they read? According to this post , they're selling meds online. Senders: Anna Norman [supportcenter@erichbaumeister.com]. Valentina Byrd [supportcenter@crimlawyer.ca]. Cheyanne Conley [emailconfirm@cabrera.nl].

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Blogging and YouTube for Nonprofits Made Easy with Tipsheets and Expert Advice

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. You and your nonprofit organization probably already “get” that social media can help you drive programs and online results. But quick and easy tips always make getting started or optimizing programs easier. That’s why we’ve been working on putting together a social media Ask The Experts series with tipsheets on four of the most popular social platforms over at Convio.

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The ABCs of Social Media ROI & Measurements

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. ABCs of Social Media ROI and Measurement View more presentations from Jordan Viator. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of DC second annual Social Summit and sharing some information on social media ROI and metrics.

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Coach Initiative Chat: How Coaches and Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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You can listen to our 16-minute chat on the little player below: Also, here are links to the examples I mentioned of coaches who are using social media well: Martha Beck Nona Jordan Jennifer Lee Jamie Ridler ShareThis morning I did an interview for The Coach Initiative 's e-newsletter about how nonprofits and coaches can use social media. The Coach Initiative helps to advance the missions of nonprofits through pro bono coaching by matching leaders with experienced volunteer coaches.

Convio Summit? There's an app for that.

Connection Cafe

I'd like to thank my boss, David Bowden, for making this possible; April Gibson for gracefully and cheerfully handling all my requests for icons and other imagery; Lori Mize for showing me how to access the back-end of the conference management system; Dimitri Lunquist for his direct and constructive feedback on the usability of the prototypes; and my other friends in marketing, Jordan Viator, Tad Druart and Sara Spivey, for their support and encouragement. Author: Bruce Keilin.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Attend Nonprofit Summit

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I’m most excited about the Marketing Cloud demo, where we’ll show you just how we were able to accomplish this standardized communication with Salesforce.” – Jordan Gill, Cloud for Good. We’ve already told you about conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall and Grammy award-winner Leslie Odom Jr.

Quotes To Help Me Start 2015

Eric Jacobson

Others make it happen." - Michael Jordan "There are only two options regarding commitment; you''re either in or you''re out. "The first step is you have to say that you can." - Will Smith "Some people want it to happen. Some wish it would happen. There''s no such thing as life in-between." - Pat Riley "In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein "Mental toughness is essential to success." - Vince Lombardi. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Quotes

10 Tips to Jumpstart Your Nonprofit Social Media Plan

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Judy Chang of PayPal and Debbie Swider of the ASPCA on “ 10 Tips to Jumpstart Your Nonprofit Social Media Plan ” with examples of some of the amazing success the ASPCA has seen through growing its social media plan. I started off laying the groundwork for developing a social media plan and strategy with the first 5 tips, and then Judy shared the last 5 tips, focusing on nonprofits and raising funds.

The Real Housewives of Social Media: Measurement Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I had a lot of fun doing a panel with colleagues Jordan Viator, Carie Lewis, and David Neff called " The Real Housewives of Social Media." Our task was to present practical and tactical information about social media using metaphors that related to housewives. Jordan Viator decided to photoshop us and create flyers to promote our session. I had a lot of fun doing a panel with colleagues Jordan Viator, Carie Lewis, and David Neff called "The Real Housewives of Social Media."

Great reads from around the web on March 17th

Amy Sample Ward

10 Questions for Camfed — Camfed International – Jordan Ridge and Kristy Green will be traveling to northern Zambia this week to meet students, filmakers, and young entrepreneurs in the communities where Camfed works – and you can go with them! Submit a question by Thursday, March 18th and 10 questions will be answered by Jordan and Kristy. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Top tips for Efficiently Measuring Social Media ROI & Getting Strategic with Your Data

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. Getting Strategic With Social Media: Approach, Integration and Measurement View more presentations from Jordan Viator Measuring the return on investment for any organizational effort is a standard of doing business. Was the recent direct mail you sent worth the investment? How much is your online fundraising augmenting offline efforts? Was the social media plan you implemented worth the time you spent running it?

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What can you learn by visualizing your Twitter network?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first day of training is this Sunday and we’ll be covering networked approaches for NGOs and social media trainers. The participants include in-country teams from six different countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. For example, Rami Al-Karmi , Founder and CEO of Shabakat , Al Ordon (JordanNet) and is serving as the E-Mediat Strategic Adviser for the Jordan In-Country Team.

Social Media, Integrated Marketing and a Morning Out of the Office Sure Does a Body Good

Connection Cafe

attending Mass Comm week at Texas State University and of course checked out the Social Media for Social Good panel presented by Kerri Qunell, VP of Communications at Capital Area Food Bank , David Neff, Director of Web, Film and Interactive at American Cancer Society , and Jordan Viator, Interactive Communications Manager at Convio. Author: Jill Ward. Yesterday, I spent the morning out of the office (yay!!)

“I just don’t get that generation.”

Connection Cafe

Today, Jordan Viator, our super communications manager for all things interactive, fun and digital was featured in The New York Times about using Foursquare to broadcast to her friends where she is during SXSW Interactive. I have to admit the irony of seeing Jordan, the digital-force for our social media, blog and online efforts in print today, made me smile Author: Tad Druart. Being a father of high school and college age daughters, I say "I just don't get it" quite often.

E-Mediat: Social Media Capacity Building for NGOs in the Arab World

Beth Kanter

The project is training 300 NGOs in Jordan , Lebanon , Tunisia , Morocco , and other Arab countries to become networked ngos and use social media for civil society goals. A true public/private partnership, the funding partners include Microsoft and craiglist Charitable Fund. I’ll be Jordan and Morocco in March, 2011). The E-Mediat team in Jordan created this wonderful thank you video to Cisco as part of mastering their video storytelling skills.

Quotes To Help Me Start 2014

Eric Jacobson

Others make it happen." - Michael Jordan "There are only two options regarding commitment; you''re either in or you''re out. "The first step is you have to say that you can." - Will Smith "Some people want it to happen. Some wish it would happen. There''s no such thing as life in-between." - Pat Riley "In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein "Mental toughness is essential to success." - Vince Lombardi.

Clinton Global Initiative

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I was particularly impressed with Queen Rania and King Abdullah of Jordan (who spoke yesterday morning and evening respectively): very well spoken given the incredibly difficult situation in the Middle East I am listening to Senator Clinton right now, as the Clinton Global Initiative makes it to its last couple of hours. The conference has been very interesting: great people and speakers, and an unusual format (the demand that every attendee make a specific commitment to social change).

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Time to think.SXSW

Connection Cafe

Our own Jordan Viator ( @jordanv ) has submitted a panel proposal on getting advanced with social media for social good. Author: Josh Shepherd. I understand that it's August, but I can't stop thinking about March. It's cooler outside and March Madness is going on. It's also the month that has the best week and a half of my year. It's SXSW. I started going to SXSW music events and shows in 1996 and I have not stopped.

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Submit, Share and Shout Out - Nominate Your Nonprofit Holiday Hero to Win a Free NTEN Membership!

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. The holidays are in full swing, and in between the last minute shopping, out-of-town guests, and end-of-year nonprofit campaigns, most of us are trying to fit in as much time as possible to make a positive impact in our own way.

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Nonprofits & Video FTW - Lights.Camera.Help Brings Top Notch Nonprofit Video Again

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. In its second year, Lights.Camera.Help. is once again bringing the worlds of philanthropy and video together to inspire and move people through multimedia. If you aren’t already familiar with LCH, it’s a nonprofit organization that works to help other nonprofits use film to spread awareness and action for their causes through volunteer matching, education and its annual nonprofit film festival.

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Leveraging Twitter Influencers to Drive Social Good – a Success Story from Free The Kids

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. I’ve decided that one of the next areas I want to put some concerted focus around is the topic of “influencing your influencers,” an area that’s really caught my eye for the past year. The heart of almost all social media tools is tapping into the power of online word of mouth, and the best way to achieve that is by having influential sources share a message on your behalf. There are influencers and evangelists among all social media networks.

Social Media Makes a Splash at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. Last week at the 47th Annual Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference in Baltimore, online fundraising and outreach was a key issue covered throughout the event and the topic of social media was more popular than ever to this group of fundraising pros. Former President of AFP Golden Gate Nicci Noble and current AFP Golden Gate President and Development Director of Center for Environmental Health Sean Sullivan presented on "How Tweet It Is!:

E-Mediat: Social Media and Digital Activism in the Arab World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For context, read my first post about this project.) The highlight of third day was a VIP Lunch with project sponsors, implementation team, and remote participation via skype from members of the In-Country teams in Jordan and Morocco. Rami Al-Karmi, Founder and CEO of Shabakat, Al Ordon (JordanNet) E-Mediat Strategic Advisor for Jordan. He also mentioned the very popular “Tech Tuesdays&# in Jordan where Arab social media geeks meet up regularly.

“I just don’t get that generation.”

Connection Cafe

Today, Jordan Viator, our super communications manager for all things interactive, fun and digital was featured in The New York Times about using Foursquare to broadcast to her friends where she is during SXSW Interactive. I have to admit the irony of seeing Jordan, the digital-force for our social media, blog and online efforts in print today, made me smile Author: Tad Druart. Being a father of high school and college age daughters, I say "I just don't get it" quite often.

SXSW Nonprofit ROI Poetry Slam

NTEN

I didn't get to capture all the great discussion, but I did get some great video of the poems, thanks to Jordan Viator. Four great panelists, three funny judges, and the incomparable Beth Kanter put on quite a show. Oh, and we tried to learn a few things along the way. Some of the issues our poets raised: Combining qualitative and quantitive data. Proving ROI to your managers. Using measurement as a learning tool. Whether or not online mom communities are mean.

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Social Media Charades at the Convio Summit

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. Yesterday, James Young and myself had the opportunity to present to packed house of nonprofit organizations on social media at Convio Summit. Over 100 nonprofit professionals packed in (literally) to learn, discuss and brainstorm on how nonprofits can set up a full-fledged social media strategies - from setting objectives and measuring success to deciding on what tactics to use and of course, selling the use of social media to management.

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7 Takeaways from the New Nonprofit Online Fundraising Guide

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. Everybody loves a great best practices guide, especially when it’s one that can help you do your job better and more effectively. And with such impressive growth in the world on online fundraising, nonprofit organizations are realizing the power of the Internet more and more with each passing day and looking for best practices to help leverage the Internet to raise funds. A new nonprofit online fundraising guide from Convio does just that.

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Putting a Face on Wonkiness OR Wonkiness is Cool

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. Guest post by Emily Goodstein, Account Manager at Convio. Last week I adopted a wonk. His name is Matt and he loves skinny ties, cooking non-hippy meals, and enjoying televised sporting events. No, I didn’t welcome a new member to my family, but I made a donation to OMB Watch (a Convio client doing amazing work to promote open government, accountability, and citizen participation) as part of their “ Adopt a Wonk ” campaign.

Is all support created equal?

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. Guest post by Noel Beebe, Interactive Consultant at Convio. If you’re an avid Facebook junkie like me, you probably noticed a lot of “colorful” updates last week. After the rash of um, ok’s and what’s up with all the colors comments, word caught on that the colors were, in fact, indicative of the color of bra that you (well, women) were wearing at the time.

Exploring SalesForce for Nonprofits: NTEN Webinar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Anyway, I had a chance to pick the brain of Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting on the phone. I'm working on the second screencast of a series, sponsored by NTEN and SalesForce.Com Foundation. The first one is here ). I'm focusing on the campaigns function and so I'm on the hunt for some stellars examples and tips. Leave comments). He rocks. Just so happens he's doing an NTEN Webinar tommorrow and it probably isn't too late to sign up.

Beyonce + Bacon + Trombones = Holly Ross' breakout performance & NTC scholarships galore!

Connection Cafe

I have to say up front, Holly Ross is a much braver woman than I. A few weeks ago we announced a joint effort between NTEN and Convio to raise scholarship funds to help people get to this year's NTC in the rough economy where travel budgets are being cut. After our initial announcement and Holly's birthday Facebook Cause push, almost 40 people had donated funds.

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5 Content Marketing Success Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Imitate

NetWits

From granting wishes to meet Beyoncé or Michael Jordan to wishes that make dreams come true like when Emily wanted her music to be professionally recorded , the amazing work Make-a-Wish Foundation does has always been material for creating great content and they’ve effectively figured out how to bring that content online. Yesterday we talked about the importance of content marketing for nonprofits. Hopefully you caught it. If not, go check it out.