Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander. Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals – Guest Post by Ma’ayan Alexander. Bullet Journal (BuJo) started as “an analog system to track the past, organize the present and plan for the future.” Basically, you take a notebook and a pen, and make it your calendar, journal and planner. What is the Bullet Journal System?

A Simple Practice to Shift from Scarcity to Abundance: One-Sentence Journal

Beth Kanter

I want to keep a one-sentence journal, a technique developed by habit change guru Gretchen Rubin. The thought of writing a personal journal was daunting to me, so the idea of writing one sentence a day was very appealing. Gretchen Rubin says that keeping a journal will add to your happiness because it makes the memories vivid, helps you think about the relationships, and it is manageable.

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KM4DEV Journal Guest Editor

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nancy White pinged me the other day asking if I was interested in joining the Guest Editor Crew she is leading for the next edition of the KM4Dev journal. The theme is going to be on something like "Technology for knowledge sharing in development." " I said yes because I have always found collaborative online activities with Nancy extremely rewarding, it is an opportunity to connect with others beyond the US borders, and discover new research/researchers.

Online giving grows | Philanthropy Journal

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Online giving grows | Philanthropy Journal : Led by small and medium-sized organizations, online giving grew 13 percent in 2011, excluding online giving to international charities, a new report says

Vlogging Learning Journal: Editing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click to Play About the Content In late Spring, snapping turtles come out of their hibernation and look for a place to dig a hole. ? Last June, I was sitting outside in our backyard and was startled to see a giant snapping turtle walk right in front of me.? Today, we discovered what he or err she was up to! Editing The best pieces I read so far about video editing that gets a novice up and started quickly is in the book Secrets of Videoblogging by Michael Verdi and Ryanne Hodson.

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Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal

AFP Blog

Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal : "As Google Fiber Inc., a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. NASDAQ: GOOG), has contractors building new internet networks in several cities across the U.S., the tech company is seeking local nonprofits for a new partnership program in nearly all those metro areas." 'via via Blog this

The Change Journal's 10th Issue is Out: It's a Mobile World

NTEN

In case you hadn’t heard, it’s a Mobile World. From tablets to smartphones to e-readers, folks are almost always connected from the palm of their hand. What does this mean for nonprofit advocacy, communications, engagement, donations, program delivery, site design and system infrastructure? Well, it means a lot of different things.

New Technology Developed to Amplify Community Voices for the Media

Non Profit Quarterly

While it may not solve local journalism’s broader issues, LVN may give local journalists greater access to real conversations happening on the ground and a window into a community-based understanding of issues. Cortico’s “digital hearth”. July 8, 2019; Nieman Lab.

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The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth Kanter

The Greenpeace Mobilization Lab has a project proposal idea for a “ Mobilization Journal ” as part of the Knight News Challenge. The Mobilisation Journal project on the Knight News Challenge will use the existing journalism and storytelling work already piloted by the Mobilisation Lab at Greenpeace and scale it more generally for the social change sector. This journal provides a way to strengthen practitioners skills and adapt to rapid changes.

If You Had 300 Words in NTEN's Online Journal.

NTEN

Well, NTEN has a similar opportunity for you nonprofit technology experts out there – one that doesn't involve microphones or travel expenses: > Contribute a "DIY Nonprofit Technology" article for NTEN's online journal for nonprofit leaders. You can subscribe to the journal ( for free) and see the current and past issues, including the DIY articles, right here. In 2009, we started the NTC Ignite tradition at our annual conference.

Where's the Community in the Crowd? Framing and the Wall Street Journal's "Everybody's a Curator"

Museum 2.0

Two weeks ago, my museum was featured in a Wall Street Journal article by Ellen Gamerman, Everybody''s a Curator. I''m thrilled that our small community museum is on the map with many big institutions around the country. I''m proud we were cast as innovators. I''m appreciative of the time Ellen Gamerman spent researching the article. I''m glad to see coverage about art museums involving visitors in exhibitions. But I also struggled with this article.

Harry's Interview in the School Library Journal About Creative Commons!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Harry was interviewed for this article in the School Library Journal about Creative Commons - and the screencast we created in November. His photo was also featured in a Creative Commons poster by Berne Guerrero

Bridgespan launches website for givers | Philanthropy Journal

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Bridgespan launches website for givers | Philanthropy Journal : "To equip donors with the tools and information they need to be smart and impactful givers, Bridgespan Group has launched GiveSmart.org, an online resource for philanthropic giving

Virtual sorority’s tax-exempt status denied | Albuquerque Journal News

AFP Blog

Virtual sorority’s tax-exempt status denied | Albuquerque Journal News : "Well, it seems that the IRS is made up of a lot more of us “mature” people and a lot less of our children’s generation. Two months ago the IRS Exempt Organization folks (yes, those people) denied tax-exempt status to a virtual sorority. I had never heard of a virtual sorority. But no matter; I have not heard of most virtual things. I’m not in the right age bracket, either for virtual or for sororities.

Martus 4.5: Lowering the Barrier to Better Information Security through Strong Crypto

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

activists crypto digital security human rights Internet Freedom journalism Martus privacy Last week, the Benetech Human Rights Program released version 4.5 of Martus —our free, open source, secure information collection and management software—which includes major updates and usability improvements. Our goal is to make it far easier for groups that work with vulnerable populations keep the sensitive information they collect confidential.

Reflecting on NTEN Publications Accomplishments in 2011: We Launched a Digital Journal for Nonprofit Leaders!

NTEN

Recently, I've been thinking about the launch of NTEN's newest resource: NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders. The Change journal is one of our tactics to address these needs: to develop inspiring and educational content focused on examples and big-picture thinking about how technology can help organizations achieve their missions while delivering it in a magazine format that can be read online or printed for off-line reading.

Bay Area Nonprofits Teach Technology in a Three Day Series Across Region - Press Release - Digital Journal

AFP Blog

Bay Area Nonprofits Teach Technology in a Three Day Series Across Region - Press Release - Digital Journal : ''via Blog this

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$108 million Ice Bucket Challenge windfall could threaten ALS Association's charity ratings - Washington Business Journal

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$108 million Ice Bucket Challenge windfall could threaten ALS Association''s charity ratings - Washington Business Journal

The 16th issue of NTEN: Change is here: Cultivating Leadership

NTEN

The 16th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on the Best of 2014: Cultivating Leadership. Get this journal for free every quarter in your inbox by subscribing today. change journal Change Management cultivating leadership journal Leadership nten change We launched the first issue of 2014 by planting the seed: How can nonprofits remain competitive, innovative, and responsive to the changing external environment?

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2018 eLearning AWARD for LMS presented to WBT Systems Ltd. and Miele & Cie. KG by eLearning Journal

WBT Systems

KG), Frank Siepmann (eLearning Journal) and Linda Bowers (WBT Systems). A version of this article was first published by eLearning Journal. The awards are adjudicated and presented by a jury from the eLearning Journal , which publishes news and features about the latest trends and best practice in the eLearning industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. KG by eLearning Journal appeared first on WBT Systems. Presentation of 2018 eLearning AWARD for LMS.

Wall Street Journal Article on Fundraising Widgets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Trying to catch up before I head for NTC, and found this on Lucy Bernholz's blog. It lead this excerpt. Damn, don't have a WSJ subscription! Maybe some kind soul will send me an email with text so I can forward to my mom and dad. Got it from reader: Download Kanter-article-WSJ.pdf.

North Texas Giving Day raises record $33.1M for nonprofits - Dallas Business Journal

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for nonprofits - Dallas Business Journal : "The seventh annual North Texas Giving Day on Thursday ended with 2,022 nonprofits receiving 118,667 donations totaling $33.1 North Texas Giving Day raises record $33.1M million, the largest total in the event's history, organizers said on Friday. The contributions came from 71,743 donors, according to a news release." 'via via Blog this'. NPGivingDay

Craigslist Founder Gives Big to Journalism about Big Tech’s Consequences

Non Profit Quarterly

In addition to his $20 million donation to the Markup , just this summer alone, Craig gave $20 million towards the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Nonprofit Management Nonprofit News investigative reporting nonprofit journalism Technology Watchdog groupsSeptember 24, 2018; The Hill.

College Course on Citizen Journalism and Vlogging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On the Vlogging list, there is an interesting thread on Citizen Journalism as part of a class at Temple University Film and Media Arts. She assigned students to watch some Citizen Journalism vlogs and post their criticism. Department on Multimedia Production. The class is taught by Jen. Simmons. There was one particular quote: "And yeah I learned a few things, one being that not just anyone can be. a citizen journalist because a little bit of talent and creativity is. required."

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Attendees at Austin's SXSW Interactive give big - Austin Business Journal

AFP Blog

Attendees at Austin's SXSW Interactive give big - Austin Business Journal : Convio Inc. Nasdaq: CNVO), an Austin-based fundraising technology company, conducted a survey of SXSW Interactive participants and found more than 87 percent of attendees donate to charity. The top giving categories for the interactive crowd includes children, disaster relief, faith-based and human and social services

Nonprofits: Master ‘medium data’ before tackling Big Data | Philanthropy Journal

AFP Blog

Nonprofits: Master ‘medium data’ before tackling Big Data | Philanthropy Journal : Every day, humanity adds approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data to our collective store of knowledge. Looking over this treasure trove, scientists, financiers, and business leaders are justifiably giddy about the potential of Big Data. For the nonprofit community, Big Data also offers immense potential. But with our mere billions of data points we''re not quite ready for it.

Wichita nonprofits share holiday wish lists online - Wichita Business Journal

AFP Blog

Wichita nonprofits share holiday wish lists online - Wichita Business Journal : Wichita-area nonprofit organizations are making their holiday needs known through a newly created wish-list website developed by marketing and branding firm Greteman Group

Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS

AFP Blog

Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS : ". If we don’t expose our students to this — students we want to lead the next generation of journalism and communication — we are doing them a disservice. For journalism and mass communication programs, it’s essential." ''via Blog this In fact, it would be smart for universities to add a general coding class to the core curriculum required of students in all fields.

Keeping a Gratitude Journal: Fuel for the Activist Life

Have Fun - Do Good

I told her, "Keep a gratitude journal." One tool to help keep life in perspective is a gratitude journal where you write down a few things each day that you are thankful for. Thethirtydayyear kept a gratitude journal when her mom was dying: "I have recently resurrected my earlier habit of keeping a gratitude journal. Have you ever used a gratitude journal? gratitude journal

Disaster relief calculator, developed at URI, is adopted by U.S. international relief agency | Business Notes - Business | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal - The Providence Journal

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international relief agency | Business Notes - Business | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal - The Providence Journal : Students at the University of Rhode Island have developed a program that helps donors see how to aim their generous impulses to the most effective actions. Disaster relief calculator, developed at URI, is adopted by U.S.

Technology seen transforming philanthropy | Philanthropy Journal

AFP Blog

Technology seen transforming philanthropy | Philanthropy Journal: "une 2, 2010Networked digital technologies are transforming philanthropy, making it easier for 'donors and doers' to find, support and work with one another to address social problems, a new monograph says.But inequities of access and capacity also keep many individuals and institutions from benefiting from information networks

New Crowdfunding Site ‘Survive the Streets’ Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASE New Crowdfunding Site ‘Survive the Streets’ Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal : New crowdfunding website Survive the Streets ([link] launches to help the nearly homeless in the U.S.,

10NTC: TechSoup Exclusive Video with Andrew Sullivan on Blogging, Nonprofit Journalism

Tech Soup Blog

I caught up with Andrew Sullivan after his talk at NTC 2010 and took this quick video. Apologies (or you're welcome, depending on your tastes) for the aggressive '80s music in the background. The veteran blogger talks about how he was able to take all the criticism that comes with putting yourself out in the public space on a daily basis.

The 15th issue of NTEN: Change is here: Advocacy and Visual Communications

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The 15th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on Advocacy and Visual Communications: How to Rise Above the Noise. Get this journal for free every quarter in your inbox by subscribing today. change journal Leadership Leadership nten change publications Strategy This issue is packed with actionable ideas, intriguing interviews, and impactful case examples that''ll help you show what your mission means, and why it''s important. >>Read

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Video Blogging Learning Journal: I have some exciting news!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Video Blogging Learning Journal. Read about it here. View the vlog post about it here. I'll still continue to blog here during the next two weeks, but will point you over to daily guest posts on Netsquared. Notes on shooting yourself. At blogher, I attended a workshop on video blogging lead by Ryanne Hodson and Zadi Diaz. I asked a few questions: -Many video bloggers do vlog posts where they aim the camera at themselves, talk, and let the video roll.

The 17th Issue of NTEN: Change is out - "Digital Inclusion and Technical Divides"

NTEN

>> Sign up to receive this journal for free in your inbox each quarter: nten.org/ntenchange. change journal Cloud Community digital divide digital inclusion Leadership nten change Organizational Culture Strategy technical divides I can be sure of one thing: this issue is going to surprise you. As you dive in, prepare to have your assumptions challenged about who’s using technology, and the role your organization may play in addressing the digital divide.

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The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age"

NTEN

The 14th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, and this quarter is all about fundraising. Get this journal free every quarter in your inbox by subscribing today. Advocacy bitcoin change journal crowdfunding E-mail Fundraising International Leadership mobile Mobile overhead Strategy sustainability Fundraising

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NetCentric Advocacy: Journalism by Phone gets one step easier. Video Share

Network-Centric Advocacy

» July 27, 2007 Journalism by Phone gets one step easier. Video Share I expect someone will have a webservice that will grab this video pretty quick and turn distributed journalism to a new level. AT&T, AT&T logo, Cingular and Cingular logos are tra Posted at 04:41 PM in Communication Technology | Permalink | Reblog (0) Comments Journalism by Phone gets one step easier. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Dell, University of Texas empowering entrepreneurs — blog | Austin Business Journal

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Dell, University of Texas empowering entrepreneurs — blog | Austin Business Journal: "For the fifth consecutive year, Dell and UT’s RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are teaming on the 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition, with more than $100,000 to be awarded to turn innovative social concepts into new businesses or nonprofits.

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In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips » Nieman Journalism Lab

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In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips » Nieman Journalism Lab : "In the aftermath of last week’s earthquake that devastated Nepal, BBC News is today launching an account on the messaging app Viber to publish news, information, and tips for staying safe as the country continues to recover." 'via

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Top Social Media Innovation

NCE Social Media

While some content belongs on America’s Funniest Home Videos , Youtube has lent itself to citizen journalism. Tags: Tools Video journalism viral YouTube Mashable recently posted that YouTube is the top social media innovation in the past decade. That’s a pretty bold statement on their part but lets look at their evidence. Increases in bandwidth, better video capture and uploading, and the rise of social networks were all key roles in increasing the need for YouTube.

Learning Journal: Experimenting With Adding Music to Web Videos

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The next technique that I am exploring in my screencasting/videocasting skill set is the addition of music. I've resisted adding music for three stupid reasons: 1. My (incorrect) perception that non-copyrighted music is crap. Why add KB or MB to the file size when my content instructional. Lack of technical skills or software tools in cutting, splicing, fading the audio and weaving it with the video track. Finding Good Quality Music Sources Isn't Impossible.

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6 things we learned about journalism from Social Media Week | Poynter.

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6 things we learned about journalism from Social Media Week | Poynter. 15, 2012 1:29 pm Panel discussions about journalism and technology can be pretty hit-or-miss these days. Jeff Sonderman by Jeff Sonderman Published Feb. 15, 2012 1:23 pm Updated Feb. This week, I saw a couple of hits. Journalists on the social media and politics panel, from left, HuffPost's Laura Bassett, Politico's Keach Hagey, ABC News' Rick Klein, and Gannett's Laura Cochran. via @PTInsights