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No time to read books?

SocialFish

The way it works is that you can watch a 20-minute video (which, of course, is out Think Tank format too so they had me at hello on that one) summarizing the book, and/or download a PDF summary, and also find other learning tools. If you are like me, you likely have a pile of new business books on your desk waiting to be read. Love.It.

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36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Social Media Tools. Productivity Tools.

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Learning is the Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We used Dave Gray’s “ Board Thing ” online tool to crowdsource questions to discuss from the audience. Organization. Gender.

From Promoted Pins to Social Profiles on Google: What’s New in Social Media

SocialFish

Keep an eye out for webinars and other online learning tools to be rolled out under the Pinstitute this spring! Facebook Calls-to-Action.

Can Stories Be Data?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are lots of debates in the amazing world of measurement and learning. Flickr Photo by Caramel - Creatives Common Licensed. Measurement

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Can Stories Be Data?

NTEN

There are lots of debates in the amazing world of measurement and learning: The only valid data is quantitative data. Do only numbers matter?

Lee and Satchi do it again! Social Networking in Plain English!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I love the plain English series that Lee LeFever does. Here's the latest installment.

The Nonprofit Guide to Going Green: Book Release Parties!

Robert Weiner

The website for the new book, The Nonprofit Guide to Going Green describes it as "a comprehensive learning tool to guide nonprofits and NGOs towards becoming greener. The definitive, practical, go-to resource guide on helping all charities become more green.". read more.

When Flexibility Becomes an Operating Principle: Lessons from a Nonprofit

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This post originally appeared on CSRwire Talkback. The problem: our idea wouldn’t address the real challenge.

The importance of professional development in the nonprofit sector

ASU Lodestar Center

Professional development is a great tool to combat these issues and allows all individuals to continue to thrive within their organization.

Case Study: NTEN’s Website Relaunch

NTEN

However, as technology and the available tools have progressed, we’re now finally able to tackle all these issues in a comprehensive way and within a budget that our board will actually approve. I am excited about being really open about our approach and our processes, both as a way to get a great product out there and as a learning tool.

Big Data, Philanthropy, and Health at SOCAP13

Tech Soup Blog

The organization provides tools that show campaign contributions, legislative votes, and patterns of influence. Where does it come from?

The Nonprofit Guide to Going Green: Book Release Parties!

Tech Soup Blog

The website for the new book, The Nonprofit Guide to Going Green describes it as "a comprehensive learning tool to guide nonprofits and NGOs towards becoming greener. The definitive, practical, go-to resource guide on helping all charities become more green.". read more.

New Year's Technology Resolution #3: This Year, We Will Manage Our Finances Better

Tech Soup Blog

For all your organization's accounting and finance needs, from banking and expense reports to donations processing, inventory tracking, and payroll, we have the software and learning tools to help your small to medium organization comfortably manage its finances. Tags: Donors E-Learning Finances Finances read more.

SXSW Nonprofit ROI Poetry Slam

NTEN

Oh, and we tried to learn a few things along the way. Using measurement as a learning tool. Four great panelists, three funny judges, and the incomparable Beth Kanter put on quite a show. Some of the issues our poets raised: Combining qualitative and quantitive data. Proving ROI to your managers.

Just back from ASAE

SocialFish

One thing to note was that TONS of people wanted to know more about social networking, social media tools, blogging, and other Web 2.0 Just a quick post to say I had a great two day conference with ASAE, on "The Hats You Wear - Membership, Finance and Law". Which was not surprising, but great to hear at the same time. Literally. anyway.

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H2O Playlists

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This September, Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society will launch H2O Playlists -- a new tool for finding academic content. H20 playlists is one tool in the project. Here's some of the functionality: transform traditional syllabi into interactive, global learning tools. Via the Berkman Center.

The Impact of Your Donation: Ray Smith, 14LCS Scholarship Recipient, Shares

NTEN

Can you give an example of how you applied what you learned from the 14LCS to your daily work? What is your organization''s mission?

Varied and sundry before a brief break

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Elgg is a very cool community-building and e-learning tool – it’s got the social networking combined with features like forums, etc.

NetCentric Advocacy: H2O Playlist: About H2O

Network-Centric Advocacy

Learn about the philosophy behind H2O in our video: Go With the Flow. Learn about the philosophy behind H2O in our video: Go With the Flow. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Read Andy Goodman » October 29, 2007 H2O Playlist: About H2O Link: H2O Playlist: About H2O. So, go on. So, go on.

Social Network Management Systems?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

What do these tools allow you to do? Elgg, a LAMP(hp) project, started it’s life as a learning platform with social network features, but has transmorgrified into a social network platform with learning features. at 8:46 am Your readers may be interested to know about an NLE – Network Learning Management.

Social Media Listening: You Don’t To Be Joey Chestnut on the 4th of July!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s the same sort of discomfort that some people feel about approaching the task of listening for learning using the social web.

The Limits Of Calculating Social Media ROI

John Haydon

ROI as a learning tool. The reason you want to ask this question first is to determine what to include in the ROI. Very simple formula.

Information Coping Skills - How Information Overloaded Are You? Take This Quiz

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm speaking at BlogHer Boston on Saturday. Even better the opportunity to see long-time BlogHer friends Liz Henry , Sarah Dopp , and many others.

NpTech Tag Summary: 10 Web 2.0 Things You Can Do In Ten Minutes!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Stephen Downes points to Lisa Neal's " Ten Things You Can Do In Ten Minutes To Be A More Successful E-Learning Professional."

Querying the Environment: A Smart Model for Pull Content

Museum 2.0

The most familiar pull learning tool we use daily is Google. Here's one lovely answer: Meta.L.Hyttan. Which brings us back to Sweden.

Building a Better Suggestion Box

Museum 2.0

Even when the comments are good, museum staff processes are rarely set up to learn from them and adapt programming accordingly. Probably not.

The Overhead Question: (More) opportunity to reflect on the future of nonprofit assessment and reporting

Social Actions

Evaluations should serve the nonprofit as an iterative learning tool, not serve first as shortcut tool for people uncomfortable w/ subjectivity. That's what qualitative analysis requires, imho, what the nonprofit sector *deserves* from us, & we're not learning it in too many places aka evaluated, assessed).

Educational Uses of Back Channels for Conferences, Museums, and Informal Learning Spaces

Museum 2.0

To investigate a content experience more deeply using a different set of tools than those used to convey the content.

What are your most useful synchronous online facilitation practices?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I learned one from Nancy White when I took her online facilitation workshop. Photo by/NC from Matthew Saunders' Flickr Stream.

NpTech Tag: Change.org To Launch White-Label Social Network for Nonprofits, GeekToys that Give Geekbumps, and Blog Readability

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But these sites have two important limitations that give nonprofits reason to look for additional tools. Would love to read a summary of the campaign results and lessons learned. You can learn a lot about that more through this informative interview by The Buzz Bin with Steve Bridger on the Buzz Director. For the launch, they???ve

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Meet Nicola M. Wells: Social Media As An Online Door Knocking Campaign for Immigrant Rights

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I transformed that blog into what is today Standing FIRM and my interest in social media as a tool for organizing skyrocketed from there.

Measuring the Value of Your Blog: Reflections Over the Last Year

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A year ago, he said that measuring outcomes for social media is, "an evolving art (not quite a science yet) and you have to be up to the challenge of both thinking a bit differently and be ok with leveraging several different tools." I think there will be different metrics for different strategies, organizations, and tools.

Measuring Your Blog's Outcomes and Use of Other Social Media Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" And I'd add blogs, twitter, flickr, tagging, and all the other social media tools and strategies to the list too. I'm struggling to learn Google Analytics, so I thought it might be a useful exercise to go through his framework with my own blog. I've been doing this informally, what I've learned I'll put into a separate post.

Forum One Staff Share OpenGov Ideas

Influence

Interactive Rich Media Learning Tool for Historical Benefit Info. The tool could have a corresponding curriculum for high school and college educators to use it as a teaching tool in the classroom. On January 21, 2009, the White House issued the Transparency and Open Government Memorandum. Young Diplomat Program. USAID.