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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

NTEN

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

NTEN

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

NTEN

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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Turning Teammates into Data Heroes

NTEN

Jordan Michelson shares his successes building building effective data management systems, and shows that they're not only important to organizational staff. NTEN: Jordan, give us a snapshot of your work at AoH. It helps other to advocate for your cause! Julia Smith. Education Manager. read more

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gokubi.com

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.

How President Biden’s Proposed Tax Plan Could Incentivize Charitable Giving

Classy

This post is written by Jordan Keller of Dark Horse CPAs. Jordan has broad experience providing comprehensive tax and accounting services across many industries and specializes in serving nonprofit organizations.

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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Why Shame Marketing Approaches Are Not Effective

Media Cause

In 1921, George Lambert (the son of Listerine’s founder Jordan Lambert) pieced together “halitosis” as a medical sounding term for bad-smelling breath and offered the exclusive solution. At least you’re not Becky…Why Shame Is Not an Effective Marketing Approach.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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.

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

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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Which Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software is Best for Your Nonprofit?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Dr. Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier , CFRE, CNP, CNC, Executive Director of the Jordan Thomas Foundation and Owner of AQP Consulting. The constant grind to find new funds is the challenge of every nonprofit. Fundraising comes down to one thing: relationships. The ability to track and monitor those relationships should be the #1 priority for organizations seeking to expand their donor base or increase their revenue.

7 Reasons Why You Should Attend Nonprofit Summit

Saleforce Nonprofit

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.

How Nonprofits Can Raise Money Using YouTube

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Told from the perspective of her father, this video is a story of childhood cancer hero Jordan Vincent – named the Cancer Slayer. By Julia Campbell , a social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. She regularly provides useful tips and resources to the nonprofit sector through her blog, #501SocialBlog.

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.

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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Five Social Media Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Finding refuge just across the border in Hartha, Jordan, the family now lives in a meager one-room shelter. As a follow-up to Five Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries , below are five social media best practices specifically tailored for small NGOs in developing countries.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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A Survey from the Communities of Impact: Data Practices in the Nonprofit Sector

NTEN

The CoI survey committee: Michelle Chaplin, Eric Eagon, Doug Jacquier, Matt Koltermann, Mark Mathyer, Andrew Means, Jordan Michelson, Marisol Pierce-Quinonez, Jeff Piestrak, and Michael Silberman. In February we introduced you to NTEN''s Communities of Impact (CoI), a pilot program whose 19 participants are spending this year looking at ways nonprofits measure, learn from, and share their data.

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.

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.

Visit to Qatar

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Queen Rania of Jordan, Klaus Schwab of the WEF The other session I really liked was the one on education. They were well set-up by Queen Rania of Jordan, who extensively advocated for education in her plenary speech the first day of the conference. I’m on the plane heading back to the U.S. after my first visit to the country of Qatar.

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A Sweet Serving of Free Tech Webinars

Tech Soup Blog

Join Tech Impact's Jordan McCarthy on November 15 to learn about this free data visualization tool from Microsoft. We know you've got a lot going on in November. There's the election and Thanksgiving and (hopefully) pie. Take a break from all that and tune in to a free TechSoup webinar. We can't promise you pie, but we can promise you'll pick up some new tech skills. Better Data Visualization with Microsoft's Power BI.

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.

Vote Today, Watch on Thanksgiving: 2009 CNN Heroes

Have Fun - Do Good

It's your last chance to vote for your favorite 2009 CNN Hero ! A "Blue Ribbon Panel" selected the 2009 Top Ten CNN Heroes out of 9,000 nominations, and now you can choose the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year from their Top Ten. Voting ends Thursday, November 19 at 6 AM ET. The Top Ten Heroes are an incredibly inspiring group. You can watch videos about each hero, and learn more about their stories on the 2009 CNN Heroes voting page.

Introducing the 2013 Communities of Impact

NTEN

As Amy wrote recently, many of you have told us that 2013 will be the year you really tackle the data at your organizations. (If If you missed that post, check it out for case studies, webinars, and other resources that might help.) One of our big projects for the year will, we hope, create a space for 19 thought leaders to do just that. The 2013 Communities of Impact (CoI) pilot program consists of two groups, both focusing on the ways that nonprofits measure, learn from, and share their data.

Operation #Sx _: 5 Presenters on a Mission

Allegiance Group

Jordan Hirsch, Tech Lead/ THINK IMPROV ( @tfish77 ). There’s something to be said for taking work seriously. There’s also something to be said for havin’ a little fun while you’re doing it. Beaconfire is taking South by Southwest Interactive (SxSWi) by storm, and not just in The Beacon Lounge – a lounge with a conscience – where nonprofit professionals can take a breather, connect, caffeinate and cool off with some cold beer.

Fall in Love with Your Data

Tech Soup Blog

Join Tech Impact's Data Analyst & Storyteller, Jordan McCarthy, to learn how to use Tableau to collect data in more meaningful ways and understand the science behind data analysis. Jordan will show you easy tips to maneuver through this data analytics tool to gain a better understanding of your nonprofit or library's data. I want to ask you some personal questions: Do you have a secret crush on spreadsheets and CRMs but don't know how to use them?

Fall in Love with Your Data

Tech Soup Blog

Join Tech Impact's Data Analyst & Storyteller, Jordan McCarthy, to learn how to use Tableau to collect data in more meaningful ways and understand the science behind data analysis. Jordan will show you easy tips to maneuver through this data analytics tool to gain a better understanding of your nonprofit or library's data. I want to ask you some personal questions: Do you have a secret crush on spreadsheets and CRMs but don't know how to use them?

Doing Good at SxSW Interactive 2013

Allegiance Group

Jordan Hirsch, Beaconfire and Amanda Hirsch, Good Things Consulting. It’s that time of year again, cats and kittens. SxSW Interactive 2013 content programming is up for grabs! Last year were thrilled & honored to have four Beaconfire ideas selected for sxsw Interactive 2012, as well as to be involved with two other well received sessions.

Changing the world, one sxsw session at a time

Allegiance Group

Jordan & Amanda Hirsch. For some people, they can’t wait for excitement of christmas morning. I feel the same way about the day that the sxsw panel picker opens for voting. Sure, I’m weird. But in the best possible way, right? (of of course right). For sxsw 2012, not only have my awesome colleagues at Beaconfire, our partners and our clients come up with some amazing sessions, but this year’s batch of nonprofit/social good panels are some of the best ever.

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Strengthening program evaluation in your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

The ultimate goal is not for program evaluation to be punitive, but empowering” - Jordan Lim. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Veera Tervola Morrison Spring 2020 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

Mission Management: How Your CRM Can Help Make Your Case to Stakeholders

NTEN

The better news: Rob Jordan from Idealist Consulting is prepared to show you how at " Managing Your Mission. Hypothetically, let's say your organization just raised a lot of money to save the whales. That's great! But how many whales did you save? Where in the world were most of them saved? Which types of whales? Do you know whether the whales are Justin Bieber fans? Most importantly, how can you communicate all that information to your constituents?