Building our Membership Knowledge Base

Wild Apricot

We're conducting an online survey to find out what topics we should address in our Membership Knowledge Hub this Fall. Membership Knowledge HubWe hope you'll participate!

Why You Need a Shopify Web Designer

Byte Technology

We’re not going to expect you to approach us with knowledge beyond what you want to sell and who your customer is. With the Shopify themes your customization is limited and needs to have a certain knowledge base to be utilized. At Byte Technology, we understand web-speak.

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


The best fundraising strategic plan tells a complete, organized, and analytics-based story that your team can actually use to help your campaign be more successful. Understanding your supporter base. Understanding your supporter base. Rather than adopting a all-hands-on-deck campaign mentality, you're better off applying the same segmenting tactics to your supporter base. Grant Space Knowledge Base (Foundation Center).

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How nonprofits can benefit from knowledge management


Can your team take advantage of the new breed of knowledge management tools? The knowledge and experience its people bring will determine its institutional knowledge and dictate the direction in which it needs to head. This is where knowledge management comes in. .

Mission Blog: A New Tool for You

AFP Blog

One of the changes added was our new Knowledge Base. Mission Blog: A New Tool for You: "A New Tool for YouRecently our updated website went live, sprucing up our presentation. It looks great!One The format is still evolving. Our commitment is to keep growing and refining the content so that it becomes an ever better resource for you

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[Webinar Series] Virtual Event Exhibitor Training


For further assistance, refer to our Knowledge Base article ! First time exhibiting at a virtual event? We’re here to help make it a success! Join us every Thursday for an interactive training on how to get your virtual booth up & running using the Accelevents platform.

How to License Hyper-V on Windows 2008

Tech Soup Blog

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. Definitely bookmark-worthy if you are planning on virtualizing in the near future using this technology.

4 Important Focus Areas for Social Good Organizations in 2020

Connection Cafe

To commit to your exploratory journey, bookmark The Explorer , the Blackbaud Institute’s knowledge base of social good information and statistics, and dig into new topics throughout the year.

7 Habits of Highly Successful Technology Partnerships

Connection Cafe

Look for a partner who has refined their approach over time and brings a wide knowledge base informed by past successes. When you decide to integrate new technology in your organization, you may have a good idea about what you want that technology to do, you may even have leads about who makes it – but how can you be sure you’ve found the perfect partner to initiate and implement new solutions for your organization?

How to Encourage a Knowledge Sharing Culture


Knowledge sharing adds another layer of social media value to the organization, a feedback loop for your social media efforts, an integrated approach to being social. Knowledge sharing results in stronger organizations that have a broader knowledge base about its online stakeholders and a wide net of useful information to meet organizational goals Debra Askanase. Partner. Socialbrite.

Webinar Recap: Roadmap to Microsoft Training Resources

Tech Soup Blog

From basic-level trainings on different office productivity suites to more advanced Microsoft Certification-level and server courses, there are a host of training materials, online courses, and knowledge-base resources available. We wrapped up this fantastic webinar with Microsoft yesterday.

Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

Sales Hacker

Optimization of Sales Tools, Knowledge Base and other Assets. In the guide, Matt described the different stages — based on annual recurring revenue (ARR) — at which companies should hire its sales ops people. Based on his matrix (see below) , companies reeling in below one million dollars in ARR can hire a number of tech-savvy staff, analysts and administrators to: Manage the CRM. Content and knowledge base management. What is Sales Operations?

5 Microsoft Word Features and Tips

Tech Soup Blog

While there are pages and pages of keyboard shortcuts and tips posted around the web in articles and knowledge bases, we'll start by focusing on 5 that we think may be particularly useful to nonprofit and library users. If you, like millions of other office-dwelling folks around the world, use Microsoft Word to do much of your daily word processing work, you have likely found a few shortcuts, tips, features, and tricks to help make your work more efficient over the years.

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5 Best Platforms for Virtual Expos


Extensive knowledge base. Attendees can use the exhibitor directory to locate specific virtual booths or find booths based on a number of search criteria. While live event spaces have been disrupted, virtual event spaces are booming.

Applications for the Nonprofit Tech Academy are due April 8


I was initially very timid, because my knowledge base was low, but feel much more adept as a result of the Academy. Participants will be selected based on the guidelines and their commitment to full participation. We still have a few slots available in our Nonprofit Tech Academy for spring 2014, but the application deadline is fast approaching. Does the following sound good to you?

Jennifer Roller, The Raymond John Wean Foundation

Nonprofit Talent

It’s when I have lost sight of the importance of leaning into the knowledge base of those closest to the challenges that I’ve gone off the rails or needed to course correct. Jennifer Roller President, The Raymond John Wean Foundation, Warren, OH.

Sun Microsystems and San Francisco's McKinley Elementary School

Tech Soup Blog

While it's recognized that a strong information and communications technology (ICT) foundation is crucial to flourish in a knowledge-based economy, these same school districts often lack the basic resources to ensure that our next generation has those ICT skills and tools. As the fiscal positions of states and municipalities across the United States deteriorate due to deficits and budget shortfalls, school districts and educational funding are often the first casualties.

The Matter of Museums

Museum 2.0

On one hand, I have the knowledge base to help me frame the issues. They defined museums as “object-based, contextual stories. A place where knowledge grows in collaboration w/ a broad range of people both within & beyond the museum, from scientists to children & all in between.” A museum is _both_ an experience venue _and_ a repository of knowledge. This month we’ve been thinking about “What is a museum?” (I'm I'm not alone there.

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Launching the First Wave of the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network

Museum 2.0

We'll offer an online program for change, support a global community of practice, and keep expanding the program based on community input. As the network grows, more of the tools and knowledge base will come from participating institutions, with our staff focusing on community organizing and connections. How do you build a movement for institutional change? That's the question we've been grappling with as we start the OF/BY/FOR ALL initiative.

Apply for the Technology Leadership Academy by March 1st


I was initially very timid, because my knowledge base was low, but feel much more adept as a result of the Academy. Participants will be selected based on the guidelines and their commitment to full participation. We're approaching the March 1st application deadline for the Technology Leadership Academy -- but there's still time for qualifying organizations to apply!

Visit to Qatar

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My proposal was on ensuring that all of humanity benefits from the incredible knowledge and technology. that makes Bookshare possible) and open licensing terms, so that people who the market will fail to address get the benefits of our incredibly rich and expanding knowledge base. I’m on the plane heading back to the U.S. after my first visit to the country of Qatar.

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Wiki Adoption in Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In addition to specific software, there were some general tips and considerations discussed: Wikis are good for creating a knowledge base or encyclopedia. I love the slideshow from the good folks from Atlassian Software It gives me another opportunity to thank Jeffrey S. Walker again for donating the t-shirts that are in high demand. There was a really useful discussion thread on the NTEN list for requests about wiki software and summarized on the blog.

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The Future of the LMS


As well as find a way to get our entire workforce to have a similar knowledge base? Gamifying learnings is an incredibly unique approach that demands the attention of a user when executed appropriately, the learning output can be on par with just about any other manner of knowledge transfer in existence. It seems that even agency based Marketing firms are jumping on the developmental platform, and that is a very good thing.

Priceless Board Members

ASU Lodestar Center

Other Board Members feel that their knowledge base or background is sufficient because they are bringing new skills to the organization. Regardless of their financial contribution this person may be able to bring in multiple new companies, donors, and supporters that could exponentially grow your current financial base.

Never Stop Learning

ASU Lodestar Center

One of the ways I am trying to improve professionally is to increase my knowledge and ability regarding Social Media. Where else can I improve my knowledge base to do better what I already do (and possibly stop doing some things I do because something else is more efficient)? Our thirst for knowledge should be unquenchable. posted by. Sarah Hipolito , Program Coordinator, Senior. ASU Lodestar Center.

The importance of professional development in the nonprofit sector

ASU Lodestar Center

Additional training to individuals can also assist in expanding their knowledge on certain subjects that may be beneficial to them in the future. I was able to develop dynamic, innovative, and knowledgeable courses using e-learning tools such as Articulate, Camtasia, Microsoft Office, and worked with graphic artist to develop custom interactive multimedia instruction (IMI). posted by Leslie Beecher , Instructional Designer. ASU Lodestar Center.

Don't let Knowledge Walk Out the Door

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

In a recent post I sounded off about needless complexity in Information Systems and pointed out how it creates, among other problems, a huge knowledge burden: it gets more and more difficult for anyone to understand the system. But even if you try to keep it simple, making sure you have an adequate organizational knowledge base to manage your information system - your hardware, software, website, database, and processes - is quite a challenge.

Guest Post: Nell Taylor on the Chicago Underground Library

Museum 2.0

A Community-Based Approach to Collecting and Cataloging CUL is a replicable model for community archives that accepts every piece of print media from a certain area without making quality or importance judgments, going back as far in history as possible. It’s based on non-hierarchical keywords instead of nested subject headings and it’s designed to interface with search engines rather than other library databases (for now—some of our librarians are working on making it do both).

10 Must-Have Skills for Nonprofit New Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For very small nonprofits, this may not be true, but for medium and large nonprofits—or small nonprofits with a desire to grow their brand recognition and donors base—it’s becoming widely understood that new media managers have a unique and valuable skill set. HTML Knowledge. It’s rare that any web-based activity lasts longer than 30 minutes. Knowledge. Community building is now more strategic and based upon proven best practices.

Leveraging LinkedIn to Prospect for Your Nonprofit


And, some may even want to become involved by contributing to your cause, sharing knowledge, experience, or contacts, and/or financially. an Internet knowledge base addressing online business issues - as of March 1, LinkedIn has the fourth highest number of estimated unique monthly visitors.

Build a Nonprofit’s Technology Assets from the Ground Up, Part 1 of 4

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Programming requires some computer science background and you can be somewhat assured that that person can adequately morph their knowledge base to whatever IT task is at hand. UPDATE: This is now a four-part series instead of two. The next installment will appear on 2/18/2009. Hat tip to Sonny Cloward for suggesting that nonprofits should have a Maslow’s hierarchy of needs when it came to implementing nonprofit technology.

Growing Organizational Knowledge

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

In the last post I talked about the difficulties we see organizations have in managing knowledge. In my experience, for information to be truly organizational knowledge, at the very minimum four things must be true: It must be written down so it cannot walk out the door. But you can turn that email into organizational knowledge if you put it where authorized users can see it, add to it, comment on it, and search for it.

Interview with NetSquared project manager Mark Liu: Part 1

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

them to share their stories, knowledge, research, analysis, and resources and build on them them to reach outside of their virtual communities and have greater impact on their real world communities, through more effective advocacy, education, and service delivery At the same time we see community-building as the core of non-profit work. I'm sure last week's TechSoup forum on web2.0

2011 NTC Preview: Going Online for Capacity Mapping and Resource Matching: The Big Picture


You need a lot of information and resources from different knowledge bases, to answer questions such as: Are there already groups within a ten-mile radius that have experience in creating community gardens? Deborah Elizabeth Finn At a time when money is tight, it's especially important to ensure that surplus assets, capacities, and resources do not go unused.

Build a Nonprofit’s Technology Assets from the Ground Up, Part 1 of 2

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Programming requires some computer science background and you can be somewhat assured that that person can adequately morph their knowledge base to whatever IT task is at hand. Hat tip to Sonny Cloward for suggesting that nonprofits should have a Maslow’s hierarchy of needs when it came to implementing nonprofit technology.

Nonprofit Social Media Smarts: Internal or External Social Networking Tools?


Additionally, your online community can serve as a place for staff, board members and volunteers to share knowledge around the clock. . These communities will also appeal to younger members who are already networking through social media-based sites, and demonstrate that your organization is keeping up with technology and ensuring that content is fresh and engaging for members and donors. . First, look to your larger donor and member base, and select a group of pilot users.

Cambodia Bloggers Summit: Social Media Role Play, Social Media Game, and Angkun - Seeds of the Future

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There was not enough of a knowledge base of the Web2.0 Friday after lunch and following the t-shirt giveaway, it was time to play the Khmer version of the Social Media Game. Watch the video that Preetam Rai took to see the game in action and the video by Thomas Wanhoff to see a report out of the game.). The game has been remixed into different languages and used in different training contexts, but this is the first time it has been to Southeast Asia.

The NpTech Mashup Meme

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, recently on the UK Riders list there was a thread about tech support knowledge base software. This is the type of experiential knowledge that is so valuable. Click through to see larger diagram. I've had this post about a mashup between Idealware , TechSoup , and Social Source Commons in draft and was going over to Deborah Finn's Blog to grab the URL for her excellent post last week about Social Source Commons.

Game Friday: Treating Players Like Experts

Museum 2.0

I read a description this week of a new hidden object game that is based in a Mayan archeological dig. The reviewer called the storyline "intriguing" and described the player’s role as follows: “You are an archaeologist with a deep knowledge of Mayan culture investigating the demise of the last known Mayan family.” And where did I acquire this deep knowledge of Mayan culture? But those are skill-based games.

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Intentions… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I hope to present topics of particular concern to American non-profit IT directors so that I can help flatten the learning curve for others in the industry and in the hopes that others will add their input into my knowledge base so that I too can improve my own skills.

Meet ThaRum: Cambodia's Second Most Famous Blogger

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In another point, it empowers Cambodia to be a knowledge-based and democratic society. Tharum started his blog in June 2004 while a student at the National University of Management and working for the Open Forum for Cambodia , a Cambodian NGO devoted to digital divide issues. He worked as a content editor for the Khmer language portal.

Jon Husband, Guest Post: The New Realities of Engagement – Stories That Drive Action Planning and Implementation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This post was based on a post developed by Rob Paterson three weeks ago, as we seek to design a pilot project in support of an important multi-constituent project Rob is helping to guide. To get beyond the Innovators and Early Adopters to the Early Majority, these stories have to have an institutional sponsor ( community-or-purpose-based or community-related ) that the Early Majority can trust. . Much of what we know now is the new model, but our knowledge is Implicit.