Mapping Your Advocacy Campaign

Salsa

This is called “mapping your advocacy campaign” because we are developing a visual map of the people who will help us and how they relate to one another. Engage and change the world.

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Mapping Your Digital Ecosystem

Forum One

However, mapping your digital ecosystem is easier said than done. A digital ecosystem map allows organizations to measure their footprint and make sure they are making the most for their operational budget. What is a digital ecosystem map? Creating your digital ecosystem map.

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Wild Apricot Launches Members Location Mapping

Wild Apricot

With the new location gadget you can map your members, saving your and your visitors time and effort. business-association member-location member-mapping map locationCheck out what you can do and how to use it in this post.

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Mapping funding for racial justice: A political imperative

Candid

Since 2010, Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) and Candid have partnered on research that maps funding for human rights globally. Our analysis provides an evidence base to understand and strengthen resourcing for social change.

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4 Tips for Members Location Mapping to Suit Any Organization

Wild Apricot

These tips will help any organization save time and make their members' lives easier with the members location mapping gadget. product map members-location-mapping

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Why Journey Mapping is so Important to Creating Amazing Member Journeys

The MatrixFiles

The form itself will look simple BUT it will ultimately be the result of intentional journey mapping to ensure that the sign-up process is simple and amazing. Then we map out the journeys they need to take to get what they want. You need to map all of your user journeys.

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3 Ways to Boost Your Website with Members Location Mapping

Wild Apricot

Get inspiration for how to use the members location mapping gadget on your website by taking a look at these 3 customer examples. product-post location map members-location-mapping

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World Map of Social Media

NCE Social Media

I recently came across a world map of social media on the Vincos Blog. Tools social media facebook maps global vincosI really enjoy their post because it shows you the gradual change in social networks in different parts of the world. Only three years ago you can see that there are many different social networks dominating in different countries. As social networks have matured and the weaker networks have faded away, you can see what is left.

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A look at 15 best and (almost) free mind mapping tools for nonprofits

Candid

The same principle lies at the heart of a mind map. Mind maps help us stay organized in the world of content shock, informational chaos, and short attention span. They say mind mapping makes people more creative and retentive. Why use mind maps in your nonprofit practice?

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Hurricane Sandy Situational Map

VisionLink

Because of the severity of Super Storm Sandy, the VisionLink team has launched a real-time situational map at [link] : Open Red Cross Shelters NOAA projection of the storm path Geo-located Twitter data about the storm Power Outage KML East Coast Traffic Routes As the hurricane continues to move along the East coast and as conditions improve or worsen depending on your location, please be sure to stay safe until the storm has passed.

Mind Mapping Options for Your Usages

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Mind Mapping is one of the methods used to graphically represent ideas more clearly. What Can We Do Thanks To Mind Mapping? Mind Map can be a great way to isolate information. Map information. The Mind Map is also effective in helping with the summary.

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Your Non-Profit’s Road Map to Standing Out

The Storytelling Non-profit

The post Your Non-Profit’s Road Map to Standing Out appeared first on The Storytelling Non-Profit. One of the questions I get asked at least once a week is, "How can our non-profit stand out?" It’s a great question to be thinking about.

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6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps

NTEN

If you're into interactive maps, it's a good time to be alive! Seems we've entered a golden era of interactive mapping, with no shortage of exciting ways to display geographically-specific data. In the last few years, we've seen exponential growth in interactive mapping software that presents data from all sorts of angles. Data interactive maps Leadership mapping MS-DS nptech nten Open Source Paul Chamberlain Strategy Communications

Online Marketing Strategy Starts With a Map

NetWits

Do you ever feel like you’re approaching your digital marketing without a map? This, in my experience, is the most forgotten piece of the map – the network of partner and competitor sites, the web of content-sharing relationships, the guest posts and video appearances you do – that have a significant power to affect public opinion about your organization’s work and identity. Welcome. Settle in and stay awhile. You’re in good company.

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Using Geospatial Maps in Time of Disaster

VisionLink

Geospatial mapping is an increasingly hot topic in large-scale natural disasters, including Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma Tornadoes. As technology continues to advance, data mapping is moving from being a powerful tool for specific cases to being a new norm in all disaster relief. VisionLink President & CEO Dr. Douglas Zimmerman discusses these important shifts in disaster mapping and partnership-building in the Mapping Disasters article of Apogeo Spatial Magazine.

Feel the Heat: Great Tools for Mapping Website Interactions

Byte Technology

Well, if you have, then it’s time to check out heat-mapping, programs that help you gain insights into user interactions such as where on your site they click, what specific areas they explore more than others and generally how they use your site for their purposes. Essentially, the tools and programs for creating a heat-map build an “overlay” of your various site’s pages, and areas that attract more activity appear “hotter” than sections that experience low activity.

The Importance of Heat Mapping for Truly Effective Website Design

Byte Technology

Whereas Analytics still holds immense value to determine what is working and what is not, the truly savvy website developer and owner couples it with heat mapping, complex graphic displays that show what areas of a web page or site are most frequently scanned by visitors and how they’re interacting with different page elements such as video, text links and the like. Heat mapping answers many questions other analytical tools do not: Are your visitors distracted by too many choices?

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Beyond the Pie Chart: Maps

Tech Soup Blog

Charts and graphs are useful, but when you have any kind of location data — whether it's postal codes, state abbreviations, country names, or your own custom geocoding — you've got to see your data on a map. You wouldn't leave home to find a new restaurant without a map (or a GPS anyway), would you? Part 4 in our Beyond the Pie Chart series covers mapping. When to Use Maps. Use maps to show geocoded data.

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Data Visualization: Making Beautiful Interactive Maps Online

NTEN

One of the most effective ways of telling your organization's story is through images – and maps are one of the most powerful visuals you can employ. Online maps provide context, engage viewers with interactive features, and reveal stories by visualizing your data. In short, maps are awesome! There's something inherently cool about maps – so being able to tap them so easily these days, to help us further our missions, is pretty fantastic.

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Data and Maps: Making Place Legible

NTEN

More specifically, what about mapped data? Creating display maps – in print or as digital images – is easier than ever before, and interactive, web-based mapping is all over the place, so to speak. But, while some of us may "ooh" and "ahh" over a particularly cool-looking map, most people have a hard time actually reading and understanding maps. Some of this is a general cognitive truth, but a good part of that comes from poorly designed maps.

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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.

How to Use Learner Journey Mapping to Improve the Educational Experience

WBT Systems

How to Use Learner Journey Mapping to Improve the Educational Experience. Read more about How to Use Learner Journey Mapping to Improve the Educational Experience

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The Right Direction: Free Plugins to Put your Website on the Map

Byte Technology

Indeed, so much of what we do online these days depends on our physical location, with a host of apps that can make recommendations and programs that sync seamlessly with map services. The aforementioned Google Maps is certainly a leader in the online map market—you can embed a code that you paste into your WordPress posts. You can also embed the map before or after a post, or use a shortcode to stick it within the post itself.

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Responsive Mapping Techniques And Mobile Geolocation

NTEN

Data Infrastructure Integration & APIs Mobile mobile advocacy mobile mapping mobile optimization mobile program delivery nonprofit technology nptech Open Source Strategy Web Sites Communications IT Staff Content delivery in the future will happen less and less through a traditional web browser and you need to prepare now. By now, you may be tired of hearing about how important it is to think about “mobile”. For one thing, it’s a huge topic. Do you need to think about mobile marketing?

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

VisionLink

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. This tool allows anyone in the country to track the impact of this major weather event.” -- Dr. Douglas Zimmerman , VisionLink''s president and CEO Where can I see and share the map?

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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. 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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Google Maps Dirty Trick or Malfunctioning "Feature?"

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

However, Google Maps routed me to a point two miles away when I typed 300 Funston into my Android phone's Google Map function. Here's the link as it works right now: 300 Funston - Google Maps , hope they fix it soon. Or did Google Maps just know that I needed to go to the Main Post of the Presidio to honor the original location of the Archive? Wasted about 30 minutes this morning thanks to a weird coincidence.

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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. 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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The Culture Map

Eric Jacobson

And, that's why Meyer wrote her book, The Culture Map. Meyer explains in her book that there are eight scales (the Culture Map ), each of which represents one key area that leaders must be aware of, showing how cultures vary along a spectrum from one extreme to its opposite. The Culture Map is filled with engaging, real-life stories and anecdotes from around the world. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books The Culture Map

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How To: DIY Community & Content Mapping

Amy Sample Ward

During this time, I’ve help create community maps and strategic plans with my own team and with many other groups. More and more often, I get asked at conferences or on the blog for more information about how to create a community map or content plan. Community Map. Why : Why map your community? Content Map. This content map can help everyone know where information flows and where conversations may be taking place.

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Find New Donors by Mapping Your Network

Tech Soup Blog

On August 22, we will be joined by Manmeet Mehta from GlobalGiving to learn how to identify your donor and support networks through exercises in network mapping. Using network mapping tools, we'll show you how you can expand your donor base and find new donors! Register now for this informative webinar to unlock the secrets of network mapping. Donors Fundraising tsevent network mapping

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Election Maps

Allegiance Group

There are a lot of things not to like about election season – incessant political ads that play non-stop, robo-calls from candidates, endless pundit speculation on winners and losers… One thing that I like and always fascinates me during the reshuffling of the political deck, is the use of maps for conveying information. I really like the “balance of power&# bar at the top above the map. Perhaps they thought priority-wise, the map was more impactful than the bar.

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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 encourages local and national media to share and embed this unique map on their websites to better educate their audience on the hurricane’s progress and impact.

6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps

NTEN

If you're into interactive maps, it's a good time to be alive! Seems we've entered a golden era of interactive mapping, with no shortage of exciting ways to display geographically-specific data. In the last few years, we've seen exponential growth in interactive mapping software that presents data from all sorts of angles. Paul Chamberlain. Senior Web Producer.

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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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.

Association Best Practices, Repeat Volunteers, Empathy Maps and More

Wild Apricot

This week’s link round-up offers 5 posts with insight into: challenging association best practices; motivating repeat volunteers; help with making social media matter; and using empathy maps to improve event success. Apricot Jam

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Philgorithms: Two Examples of Data Mapping to Guide Donor Decisions

Beth Kanter

As COVID accelerates innovative uses of AI in many areas, we are also seeing more development of AI-powered data mapping tools for philanthropic advising and to support donor investment decisions. The interactive mapping tool harnesses COVID-19 incidence rates, community vulnerability scores, and detailed nonprofit profiles to help donors invest in the communities most affected by the pandemic.

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.

Haiti Earthquake: Orphans, Crisis Mapping, and Tech Volunteers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Tags: maps Earthquake Aftermath in Jacmel Photos by Andrew Bigosinski, Director of Ciné Lekol.

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Mapping for Impact: This Week's Free TechSoup Webinar

Tech Soup Blog

Perhaps some organizations make it look simple, but behind the scenes there may be some sophisticated Esri tools that map disease outbreaks and aid distribution. Pacific time , Mapping Your Impact: A Case from Humanitarian Assistance , Andrew Schroeder of Direct Relief International will show just how far geographic information systems (more commonly referred to as GIS) have come in helping nonprofit organizations like his deploy aid to those in need.

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Northeast Denver Housing Center Uses Esri ArcGIS Maps to Demonstrate Housing Needs

Tech Soup Blog

The organization utilizes mapping technology to advocate for its vision of redeveloped neighborhoods that have ample healthy food, recreation, transportation, and child care for residents. Founder and executive director Gete Mekonnen said that mapping technology allows NDHC to "communicate to funders in a simple, clear way the need for low-income housing in our city." We also use mapping to educate lawmakers on how to incentivize developers.

Twitter Maps to Promote Your Events

Wild Apricot

Here's a free tool that easily creates a special map to go with your tweet, so people will be sure to find your event. Tags: Non-profit technology nptech events Twitter maps event managment application social media Do you use Twitter to remind your members of a meeting or fundraising event? Twitter users can even RSVP or add a comment, if you choose to allow those options.( read more ).

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