Building our Membership Knowledge Base

Wild Apricot Blog

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!

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.

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How to Encourage a Knowledge Sharing Culture

NTEN

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.

SOPA, PIPA, and the Wikipedia blackout: what it means for associations.

SocialFish

Even if the website is not based in the US. SOPA–or whatever legislation evolves out of this bill–could have a big impact on associations who are managing online communities and knowledge bases. I’m confused.

Exact Target’s 50 Emailing Tips and Stats for 2014 Reduced to Three Key Takeaways

Connection Cafe

subject lines) before building your knowledge-base utilizing testing frameworks. 33% of email recipients open email based on subject line alone. I love a good list and, I suspect you do, too. However, even the best of lists can sometimes feel a little long. That’s why I took Exact Target’s fantastic list of 50 Email Marketing Tips and Stats for 2014 and boiled it down to three key takeaways for nonprofits.

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. Knowledge.

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.

Apply for the Technology Leadership Academy by March 1st

NTEN

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.

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

Leveraging LinkedIn to Prospect for Your Nonprofit

NTEN

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.

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. However, individuals with business backgrounds do not always have the knowledge-base required to manage a nonprofit organization.

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

NTEN

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.

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.

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)?

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.

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 www.atlassian.com. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Resource Roundup 12/11 | Idealware

Idealware

ICT Hub Knowledge Base - CMSs, Online Collaboration Tools, more (ICT Hub) LASAs ICT Hub Knowledge Base is publishing great nonprofit tech articles faster than we can keep up.

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.

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.

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.

Interview with NetSquared project manager Mark Liu: Part 1

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

I'm sure last week's TechSoup forum on web2.0 technologies produced a lot of interesting exchanges on a whole range of issues for a lot of people - but the most exciting for me was the message with the subject line "Are you the Michael Stein I used to know?"

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.

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.

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.

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. And where did I acquire this deep knowledge of Mayan culture? But those are skill-based games. In knowledge-based games, it’s hard to mask player non-proficiencies.

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.

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.

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. Much of what we know now is the new model, but our knowledge is Implicit.

Social Actions: 9 Goals for 2009

Social Actions

In the case of Social Actions, we have inadvertently developed a tremendous knowledge-base about the evolving online tools, best practices, and statistical trends that are transforming philanthropy and online social activism. Goal: By the end of 2009, Social Actions will be a leading provider of knowledge and trending figures in the online philanthropic sector. Below are the 9 goals Social Actions has set for itself in 2009.

Social Actions: 9 Goals for 2009

Social Actions

In the case of Social Actions, we have inadvertently developed a tremendous knowledge-base about the evolving online tools, best practices, and statistical trends that are transforming philanthropy and online social activism. Goal: By the end of 2009, Social Actions will be a leading provider of knowledge and trending figures in the online philanthropic sector. Below are the 9 goals Social Actions has set for itself in 2009.

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

NTEN

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.

Biting the Hand - Conclusion

Idealware

After evaluating the needs, I bought the standard edition, which supported message storageup to 16GB (Our Groupwise message base took up about 4GB). Frantic, I went to Google instead of the knowledge base and searched. Or, put differently, if their marketing philosophy was based less on trying to trump their competition and more on being a dependable, trustworthy vendor. This is the final post in a three part series on Microsoft.