GISuser.com GIS Location Technology - Microsoft Local Impact Map helps nonprofits illustrate the difference they make in a visual, dynamic

AFP Blog

GISuser.com GIS Location Technology - Microsoft Local Impact Map helps nonprofits illustrate the difference they make in a visual, dynamic : To meet that need, Microsoft is making the Microsoft Local Impact Map available to nonprofits to help them share their stories in a compelling way on their websites. The Bing Maps-based user interface allows people to explore impact stories by category or by zooming in on a continent, country or region.

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TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology. The TechSoup Global Local Impact Map is an interactive online map that lets visitors "travel" to places where technology is being harnessed for positive change. Each spot on the map corresponds to the unique story of an individual social benefit organization.

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Twestival is Back and Local

Amy Sample Ward

The Twestival is back this September, this time focusing on local groups instead of a global campaign! Now is the time to help choose the local organizations that will benefit from the twitter-powered organizing and convening. Check out Twestival Local. Vote for your local organization: Some cities have already chosen the organization and others need local people to vote, so use the map on the Twestival site to find your city’s Twestival page to learn more!

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TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. We'd also like to introduce Bea Dominguez, who is writing about some of the nonprofits highlighted on the map. TechSoup’s Local Impact Map is a great thing because it gives nonprofits like the Luciano Barreto Júnior Institute a way to get some wider attention for their good work.

Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

Blue Hair Technology Group is featured on TechSoup’s new Local Impact Map. Get Your Story Up On the Local Impact Map. If you use any of TechSoup’s resources and want to have your story on the Local Impact Map, just email community [at] techsoup [dot] org with "Community Story" in the subject line. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology. The TechSoup Global Local Impact Map is an interactive online map that lets visitors "travel" to places where technology is being harnessed for positive change. Each spot on the map corresponds to the unique story of an individual social benefit organization.

New on SSIR: Global Tools for Going Local

Amy Sample Ward

—– I truly believe that in all communications, information sharing, marketing and even community building there is a natural balancing between more-and-more-global and more-and-more-local. Social media may connect people around the world but it can also connect them locally. Just as our tools get more interesting and dynamic for global collaboration and impact, so do they for locally-focused work, campaigns, and communities.

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TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. We'd also like to introduce Bea Dominguez, who is writing about the nonprofits highlighted on the map. TechSoup’s Local Impact Map is a great thing because it gives nonprofits like the Luciano Barreto Júnior Institute a way to get some wider attention for their good work.

Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

Blue Hair Technology Group is featured on TechSoup’s new Local Impact Map. Get Your Story Up On the Local Impact Map. If you use any of TechSoup’s resources and want to have your story on the Local Impact Map, just email community [at] techsoup [dot] org with "Community Story" in the subject line. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

VisionLink Is In The News: Real-Time Winter Storm Map

VisionLink

I wanted to quickly write and share with you the local and national media coverage that VisionLink has been recently receiving in response to winter storm Juno. Due to the potentially historic damage of this storm, VisionLink successfully created a unique geo-tagged map to chart--in real-time--the damage reports from those in the storm''s path. To see and learn how to share the map, please visit: www.WinterStormMap.com Who is talking about VisionLink''s Winter Storm Map?

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Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map is a trove of information on what nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup-procured IT to further their missions. Read more stories on our Local Impact Map from around the world that show the impact of technology donations on organizations and communities like yours.

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Mapping Boundaries Upgrade

VisionLink

Ever wished you could draw a diagram on a map with a few clicks? Well, part of the much larger upgrade being released this week allows authorized users to create their own mapping boundaries--for nearly any purpose. An eligibility boundary for a state or locally funded initiative? Integrated with the Resource Directory in CommunityOS, these mapping tools become even more valuable as clients and community resources can be visually presented.

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Social Media Data Mapping

VisionLink

Assisting the American Red Cross, VisionLink''s Community Operating System is being used to deploy a real-time national map for this Winter Storm. Users can view the entire region of the storm, or zoom into local areas. It is the combination that is powerful: as the same CommunityOS solution can also register, track and provide case management for clients; capture, map and assess community resources (for day-to-day and disaster use); manage volunteers and much more.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Local Live: MSN Attack at Google Maps: WOW

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Mastering New Media Trends Report (February 2006) | Main | It is time to flip "dont call us we will call you" model of advocacy to a "call us when you care" strategy --> eNonprofit Benchmarks Study » February 15, 2006 Local Live: MSN Attack at Google Maps: WOW Local Live is really amazing. Can I make my map points available to the world.yes.

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The Future of Sustainable Business: Making the Global Goals Local Business

Connection Cafe

Below are a few takeaways I’d encourage you to consider as inspiration for what can be achieved when your organization not only links your current activities to achieving these global goals, but actively maps future activities to these goals, as well. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the United Nations Global Compact Network USA Symposium in New York City.

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Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time

VisionLink

Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina. 5, 2015— VisionLink , a community inspired software and consulting company, has developed a free, shareable, real-time, geo-tagged map depicting actual damage reports produced by Hurricane Joaquin. VisionLink is partnering with local churches and community groups to poll between 2,000-3,000 people throughout North Carolina. BOULDER, Colo. —

Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map is a trove of information on what lots of nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup-procured-IT to further their missions. Read more stories on our Local Impact Map from around the world that show the impact of technology donations on organizations and communities like yours.

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Learn to Love Your Local Data

Museum 2.0

Even if it doesn't map perfectly to your program, it's worth picking a "good enough" measure that everyone can use as opposed to a perfect measure that only works in your bubble. Last month at the AAM conference, a speaker said, "we should all be using measures of quality of life to measure success at our museums." I got excited. "We We should identify a few key community health indicators to focus on." I got tingly. And then we should rigorously measure them ourselves."

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New tool puts nonprofit storytelling on the map - Microsoft Citizenship Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

AFP Blog

New tool puts nonprofit storytelling on the map - Microsoft Citizenship Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs : It’s why today, we’re launching the Microsoft Local Impact Map for nonprofits and for commercial organizations who wish to showcase their Corporate Social Responsibility programs. The map also includes a host of social media capabilities so stories can be easily shared and promoted

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GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

EveryAction

For nonprofits which engage in advocacy around civic engagement or political issues, voter registration drives are a great tool for activating your volunteer base, deepening relationships within your community, and increasing local democratic participation.

Terms and Trends in DIY and Open Source Online Maps

NTEN

Implementing truly gorgeous online maps still requires some custom code and technical know-how – but, the cost and learning curve involved has dropped considerably. Online maps provide a concrete, quickly digestible way to drive home the connection between your organization's work and where it takes place. Online maps can demonstrate the breadth of large movements or highlight grassroots work at a very local level. Sean Larkin. Partner. ThinkShout.

Using a Matrix Map to View Impact and Profitability

NonProfit Hub

Authors Steve Zimmerman and Jeanne Bell have introduced a proven method for change management called matrix mapping. The matrix map cultivates sound decision-making that embraces the entire organization’s capacity rather than one program or person. Zimmerman and Bell have accumulated a deep understanding of how the matrix map tool is working for nonprofits thanks to five years in the field with their first book, Nonprofit Sustainability. Intro to the Matrix Map.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Wayfaring Blog: News Maps FEED

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « It is time to flip "dont call us we will call you" model of advocacy to a "call us when you care" strategy --> eNonprofit Benchmarks Study | Main | MIT OpenCourseWare | OCW Home » February 17, 2006 Wayfaring Blog: News Maps FEED This is interesting. They are using an API to map stories. AS you kick out feeds on a story or issue are the maps will offer a way for members to get local at a glance.

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How Nonprofits Can Use Customer Journey Mapping

See What's Out There

Historically, customer journeys have mapped someone’s purchase behavior for a product in the marketplace. For example, a customer journey for a local coffee shop may include how people in the neighborhood learn about coffee shops, what motivates them to try the coffee shop, how the experience inside the store affects their behavior, and how some people are motivated to make it their daily coffee shop location. Map-Making 101.

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Haiti Earthquake: Orphans, Crisis Mapping, and Tech Volunteers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Worst case: The orphanage collapsed like all other concrete buildings in town and the locals might hesitate to dig out HIV infected bloody kids. Crisis Mapping My colleagues at Ushahidi have been working around the clock and around the globe mapping crisis information from Haiti. For those you who are not familiar with Ushahidi, they have a platform that allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or time line.

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Webinar Recap: The Future of the Map

NTEN

Mapping data can help nonprofits monitor protests and election violence, decide where to buy repossessed homes to convert into affordable housing, determine how and where to deliver supplies and aid in disaster-stricken areas – and document zombie invasions. Beyond just mapping existing data, some GIS systems are working to incorporate ways for mobile smart phone and cell phone users to collect data and update maps. data mapping GIS nptech nten IT Staff

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Live Blogging: 09NTC Mapping Your Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

I’m here at NTEN’s 09NTC and am going to live blog Beth Kanter’s session on mapping your social media strategy to metrics. obama reach vs local reach. Any resources to move from national to local? Below is the live blog or the archive of the live blog. Can’t wait! The internet connection here is such that I don’t think a live blog portal will sustain itself.

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Mapping Web2.0 Censorship: Access Denied Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Map does not aim to index all kinds of web filtering, but rather to provide an overview of online censorship efforts related to the social web and major web 2.0 The Access Denied Map will try to contextualize and situate that battle by focusing on two areas: 1. the amplifying of local campaigns defending the right to access web 2.0 The Map was created using data from the Open Net Initiative (ONI), Global Voices and the Global Voices Advocacy section.

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Shop Local First

Have Fun - Do Good

Hey Have Fun * Do Gooders--I've started posting over at WorldChanging: San Francisco about local WorldChanging happenings. I wrote the post below for them, but thought I'd post it here too 'cause Shop Local First Week is a national program. Want to support local businesses in the Mission and save money? If you're more of a downtown SF shopper, December 9 is Shop Local First Day. Purchasing locally helps grow businesses as well as the San Francisco tax base.

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Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Social Media Strategy Map and Worksheet 1. If they congregate in certain online locales, what are they talking about in relation to your brand/goals/issues/competitors? The Social Media Strategy Map offers some overview questions, but in the workshop most of the second day will take a deep dive into these tactics and tools so that participants will have a detailed action plan for the specific strategy.

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NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 1

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Local is growing! We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? All we need is a bit of sunlight, water and your participation for our tribe of nonprofit techies to keep expanding into new communities.

NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 15, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Find your local #nptech tribe by joining a NetSquared Local group. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Taipei, Taiwan: Homemade online map showing geographic data. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? Being a nonprofit techie can be lonely work, since our role requires that we be change agents in our organizations as we help them discover the future! Change-agenting is exhausting (and rewarding!)

NetSquared Local Events: Week of June 24

Tech Soup Blog

What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all! The exact format isn’t important, as long as we are consistently gathering the nonprofit and tech communities together so that they can learn from each other. However, our organizers are currently very keen on social media surgeries.

The Future of the Map – With Live Demos of GIS Platforms

NTEN

Flickr: °Florian From mapping election violence in Kenya to coordinating disaster response efforts to helping people decide where to live , nonprofits have increasingly used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support their work. We'll discuss ways your organization can use GIS, from local fundraising research to disaster relief, at our upcoming webinar, " The Future of the Map " – with live demonstrations of ArcView, Crowdmap, GeoCommons, and Google Fusion Tables. >

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What I Learned About Crime by Mapping It with Tableau

Tech Soup Blog

" While you might think that it came from the satirical The Onion , it was actually a real headline from our local newspaper here in San Francisco. Here's what I found, and I'll show you the steps I took in Tableau Desktop , available at TechSoup, to make the following map. As with many data sets, SF OpenData maps the data by default, which allows you to quickly view the data if you don't need to do further analysis or layering.

NetSquared Local: Week of June 10, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Local believes that the best way to build a strong, self sufficient community of #nptech practitioners is for us to go outside and get face-to-face. We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group?

Putting Your Twitter Followers on the Map, Literally

Beth Kanter

TweepsMap is an interesting Twitter app that will put your followers on a map of the world, literally. Despite a few glitches, you use this tool to see if your audience is local or global. What did you discover by putting your Twitter followers on the map? It analyzes the percentage of total followers from countries, states, and cities.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Who is Sick? Network Traffic Map of Sickness

Network-Centric Advocacy

Network Traffic Map of Sickness Beth Kanter kudos. Who Is Sick was started in 2006 with a mission to provide current and local sickness information to the public - without the hassle of dealing with hospitals or doctors. Network Traffic Map of Sickness : Comments Who is Sick? Network Traffic Map of Sickness Beth Kanter kudos. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

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World Water Day: The key to sustainability is data

Amy Sample Ward

FLOW is an on-site technology that broadcasts data instantaneously to the Water for People website/FLOW map providing important information about the operating status of WFP projects. That information is then displayed on our online global map to signal whether a project is up and running, broken, or on the verge of disrepair and needs quick action.” I’m really excited to see what corollary projects or data sets can be incorporated into the FLOW system and map, too!

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NetSquared Local Events in the First Half of August

Tech Soup Blog

Find your local #nptech tribe by joining a NetSquared Local group. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings… but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies.

Bridging the Digital Divide? Tell Us About It!

Tech Soup Blog

One of our favorite ways to share success stories is through our Local Impact Map (LIM). The LIM is a highly visual tool that uses mapping technology to plot success stories in a global context. Even if your organization is not selected as the winning nonprofit, we would still love to feature your organization on our Success Stories page or on our Local Impact Map. Digital Divide nptech Local impact map digital inclusion success stories tssuccessstories

Intuit's Love a Local Business Contest

Tech Soup Blog

It's a great opportunity to love your local business (or nonprofit) or get your staff and supporters to show their love by nominating your organization. If your "business" isn't listed in the automated directory/map, you can also manually enter your organization's information to be eligible for the contest.

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NetSquared Local Events: Week of June 17, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

We are deep into June already, but NetSquared Local isn’t taking a vacation! NetSquared Local believes that the best way to build a strong, self sufficient community of #nptech practitioners is for us to go outside and get face-to-face. We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map.