A Software Lending Library in Kansas City?

Tech Soup Blog

The Kansas City Public Library. They have developed a way for anyone with a Kansas City public library card to use expensive professional applications like those from Adobe and Microsoft without owning them. has devised something new in the world of digital inclusion.

Why Kansas City Has a Shot at Bridging the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the new Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund. It addresses the thorny problem of bringing the 25 percent or so of people in the city who are still not participating in the information age to inclusion. So why is Kansas City investing more money on digital inclusion? The fund is being administrated by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. The City Of Reinvention.

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How To Select A Good Executive Coach

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When a leader or manager is considering using an executive coach, Marilyn O''Hearne , Master Certified Coach in the Kansas City metro area, said that person should at a minimum: Make sure the coach is certified and subscribes to a code of ethics.

How To Write A Business Plan In About One Hour

Eric Jacobsen Blog

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

How to Turn Your Volunteers into Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

At WonderWe , we had a volunteer approach us with an idea to use our technology and his networks to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City. This volunteer was a Big Brother who was also well-connected in the startup/tech scene here in Kansas City. To encourage other young, tech savvy professionals to donate and volunteer to help Kansas City’s at-risk youth. To do this, we got creative and hosted a friendly competition of Kansas City startups.

How Your Customers Can Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Mike Brown, the founder of the Kansas City, MO company called, The Brainzooming Group , encourages business leaders to solicit feedback from their customers when creating a strategic plan.

6 No-Cost Ways To Create A Best-Place-To-Work Company

Eric Jacobsen Blog

cities, that there are six things these effective leaders do that don''t cost money. Employee Retention Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Kansas City I had the pleasure of interviewing Leigh Branham over the past few years.

Announcing the Digital Inclusion Fellowship

NTEN

We’re excited about the projects that the City Host organizations and their Fellows will lead, and the impact they’ll have on the digital divide in the eight cities.”

Sports as a Platform for Social Good

Connection Cafe

” Jamaal Charles , running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, on helping individuals find what makes them special. Sports have always been a huge part of my life. Desperate for a way to channel my energy, my parents enrolled me in gymnastics when I was young.

RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I had wanted to travel to Kansas City in 2000 to participate in the conference, but didn’t make it. Rob Stuart shared my birthday, Jan. But we also shared more than that – the nonprofit technology field. Rob was the godfather.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

For many years now Blackbaud has published data on the most generous online giving cities in the United States. In 2013, donors in the 265 cities raised more than $822 million online—a whopping 61% increase from 2012. Census map) with the most cities in the top 25 are: West – 8.

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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This year I facilitated several labs, including several for the Knight Foundation Arts Program to learn about the local arts ecosystem in four cities, including Philadelphia, San Jose, Charlotte, and Macon. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

How To Say "I'm Sorry"

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for this sound advice. One of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that''s the word you need to say.

Ask Your Customers To Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobsen Blog

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

Never Say These Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

Observations About Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A relatively small Kansas City-area newspaper for readers over 50 years in age published an article by C.W. Source: Kansas City 50 & Better.

Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

NonProfit Hub

After moving to Kansas City, Stanley was looking for a chance to give back to his hometown, but he received the runaround during his first attempt to volunteer. This article was originally published in our April/May issue of Nonprofit Hub Magazine.

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How To Say "I'm Sorry"

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for this sound advice. One of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that's the word you need to say.

New Mobile Giving Facts You Must Know

TechImpact

What you probably did not hear about is the Kansas City based nonprofit River of Refuge who partnered up with a local rugby team to to raise money for the nonprofit. Image courtesy of iThemes.com.

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Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Then join one of more than 80 upcoming events happening in cities across the globe. Every month our global network of community organizers hosts Tech4Good events in more than 70 cities. Kansas City, Missouri: BidPal — Event and Auction Software.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week was a busy week, after keynoting the Nonprofit Solutions Conference in Kansas City , I facilitated a one-day workshop for the Center for Nonprofits on developing and measuring a sustainable integrated social media strategy.

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Today's Leadership Thought

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A good reminder from a former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas: " If you haven''t done anything for someone else today, you haven''t done anything for yourself" - Joe Steineger, Farmer and Former Mayor, Kansas City, Kansas.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

To find your closest group, search for your city on the NetSquared website. Every month, our global network of community organizers hosts Tech4Good events in more than 70 cities. Kansas City, Missouri: BidPal — Event and Auction Software.

"Leveling the Playing Field" Through Broadband and Public Computers

NTEN

He indicated that Missouri will be planning the development of high-speed Internet services through the American Recovery Act at a Missouri Broadband Summit held October 26-27, 2010 in Jefferson City. The delivery of free Internet service to low-income households, along with access to free computers or public computer centers like those developed by the WEB Dubois Learning Center at 55th and Cleveland in Kansas City, should garner more attention by the KC public and government.

Today's Thoughts About Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A relatively small Kansas City-area newspaper for readers over 50 years in age published an article by C.W. Source: Kansas City 50 and Better.

Picture This: TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge

Tech Soup Blog

Submitted by The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City , this photo incorporates the “ rule of thirds.” Although most people tend to think of videos when they think of digital storytelling, the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge (TSDigs), powered by Lights. Camera.

Never Say These Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Author Harvey MacKay wrote the following spot-on advice in his column in the Kansas City Business Journal a few years ago.

The 10 Things I Am Thankful For This Year

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Each year, around Thanksgiving time, I think about what I am thankful for. This year, I decided to once again take the time to make a list. A list of 10 things I am thankful for. What's on your list this year? What's on your list this year that wasn't on last year's list?

4 Words You Should Never Say To A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Author Harvey MacKay wrote the following spot-on advice awhile back in his column in the Kansas City Business Journal.

High school students build electric car powered by social media - Chicago Tribune

AFP Blog

Turning tweets into watts will take the at-risk students from Kansas City to Washington, D.C. High school students build electric car powered by social media - Chicago Tribune : High school students have turned a 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia into an all-electric car that is powered by tweets, shares, posts and likes. to “drive change in education.” “We

Never Say These Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Author Harvey MacKay wrote the following spot-on advice in his column in the Kansas City Business Journal a few years ago.

Weekly Videos Provide Tips For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Be sure to take a few minutes each week to view the HEMP Mentorship Minute videos, created by the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program and the Kansas City Business Journal.

Are You A Leader Who Can Say You're Sorry?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for this sound advice. One of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that's the word you need to say.

What Leaders Can Learn From "The Power Of Your Past"

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Kansas City chapter of the American Society of Training and Development recently voted John P. Schuster as trainer of the year.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

Tech Soup Blog

Kansas City, Missouri: Website Dos and Don'ts for Nonprofits. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Conversatorio de temas de la Propiedadintelectu­al via @delvallegt @acmchapter. Guatemala City, Guatemala: #coretic2016 #innovacionfinancie­ra.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

Tech Soup Blog

There are NetSquared groups in 50 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. Kansas City, Missouri: Google for Nonprofits — Technology, Education, and Networking. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Coretic2015 via @abg_ebg.

From KC To DC In A Car Powered By Tweets - Forbes

AFP Blog

Their goal is to get enough social media interactions to give them the watts they need to travel from Kansas City to Washington, D.C. From KC To DC In A Car Powered By Tweets - Forbes : Okay, so it’s not literally powered by social media. But what they’ve done to the car is added a “social fuel” program to it, where different social media interactions open enough watts for the car to use. For example, following them on Twitter? That’s 5 watts. Like them on Facebook? That’s 1 watt.

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How Will You Be Remembered As A Leader?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Kansas City Star newspaper last year wrote a story about Marion Laboratories and its 60th anniversary. Mr. Ewing Kauffman, fondly known as Mr. K, led Marion during its peak, and is remembered as one of the most effective, influential leaders ever in the Kansas City area.

What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Kansas City Star newspaper last year wrote a story about Marion Laboratories and its 60th anniversary. Mr. Ewing Kauffman, fondly known as Mr. K, led Marion during its peak, and is remembered as one of the most effective, influential leaders ever in the Kansas City area.

Never Say These 4 Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Author Harvey MacKay wrote the following spot-on advice in a column in the Kansas City Business Journal.