11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

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Map your needs to a strategic plan: Leading indicators in our tech investment research that points to an org’s level of effectiveness is whether you can point to the need for tech in their strategic plan.” – Amy Sample Ward , CEO, NTEN.

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How-to: DIY Community and Content Mapping

NTEN

Amy Sample Ward, Community Development Manager, TechSoup Global. During this time, I've help create community maps and strategic plans with my own team and with many other groups. Community Map. Why : Why map your community? Content Map.

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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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San Francisco Public Radio Maps Listeners’ Earthquake Readiness

Mobile Commons

They’re asking listeners to text in what’s in their earthquake kit and then showing the results on a map. You can also hear samples of the responses on the air. Click the map markers to read what they have to say (green means the person has a kit, red means they don’t). It’s been many years since an earthquake of devastating proportions hit the Bay Area, but that doesn’t stop people thinking about what to do if (when?) another one strikes.

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. Here is just a sampling of what we have collected so far.

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Mapping Your Donors

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What you are looking at is a new ChipIn mapping feature that. that mashes google maps with GEO-IP tracking of contributions. The map above gives you a geographic representation of the donors to my first personal fundraising campaign on behalf of Leng Sopharath. You can see a sample of the 8wishes.com contribution map. It works in real-time as donations come in.

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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 lots of nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup-procured-IT to further their missions. Here is just a sampling of what we have collected so far.

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Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Amy Sample Ward

View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. Community Map Template: [link]. Content Map Template: [link].

Blog Action Day 2009 Climate Change: Technology in the Climate Movement

NTEN

Amy Sample Ward recaps the lively discussion and shares some excellent resources like this Climate Debate Map , the Drupal.org profile of TckTckTck and the Climate Lab Wiki. Tags: 1sky amy sample ward BAD09 climate change climateride Collaboration deborah elizabeth finn eac focus the nation peter campbell Social Media Communications Today's Blog Action Day 2009 ! The annual event's focus this year is Climate Change, an the issue that will impact all of our lives.

DIY Social Media Management

Amy Sample Ward

Content Map. Why create a content map? View more PowerPoint from Amy Sample Ward. Yesterday, I had a lot of fun giving another webinar for Nonprofit Webinars, this time focused on DIY Social Media Management.

Mobile Innovations for Social Good

NTEN

Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. The team is also building modules on top of this core platform that will compress data into text messages to send electronic medical records, create real-time maps to visualize health programs, and connect clinics to a revolutionary mobile phone-based diagnostic tool. Although the core FrontlineSMS platform is well polished, getting working beta builds of each of our modules (medical records, mapping, diagnostics) is a pretty substantial milestone.

3 Steps to Launch an Outcomes-Focused Strategy the Right Way

Connection Cafe

All without maps or Wi-Fi. When you’re looking to launch a new outcomes-centered strategy , start with these three steps and sample scripts to ensure you’re heading in the right direction. . Here’s your sample script for Step 1 : . Here’s your sample script for Step 2: .

Tools Galore in Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

WomenWhoTech: Tools Galore View more presentations from Amy Sample ward. She re-mapped the data in Google Earth and shared the new map with community members, local politicians, and presented it at the community meeeting to a much different response.

Unlocking the True Value of Social Media

Amy Sample Ward

View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. Content Map template (remember to recreate your own as everyone is looking at this template and probably doesn’t want to delete to all your content if it is saved publicly!).

DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

We covered how to do Community Mapping (identifying the segments and goals of the community), Content Mapping (creating a plan for which content goes where, and why), and Data Tracking (pulling all the numbers together). View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward.

NYU Guest Lecture: Data for Strategy Building and Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. I’ve documented the community and content mapping processes before, you can use the slides above to see the process or review the blog post with instructions. Content Mapping template!

A Complete Guide to Strategic Web Design for Nonprofits

NetWits

Create Personas and outline tasks: Create a sample person that represents each audience group you serve. You have a site map that resonates with the way your audience accesses information. What goes into creating and designing a successful nonprofit website that inspires action?

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Bringing Community Organizing into Online Campaigns – Dashboard

Amy Sample Ward

Who: Speakers: Amy Sample Ward | Netsquared; Debra Askanase; Ivan Boothe. During the workshop, we will present traditional community organizing principles and methods of campaign mapping. Come to the session with your online campaign ideas, and get ready to have fun mapping out a campaign!

Flying High: Some Truly Creative Ways that Drone Technology is Being Utilized

Byte Technology

They can measure levels of air pollution, plot land erosion, create heat maps and even collect water samples.

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Community Engagement and Social Media for Public Media

Amy Sample Ward

In the presentations section of this post you can follow how to set up a community map, content map, and basic tracking documents; and templates for all of those are in the resources section below. View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. Templates: Community Map Template.

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Notes from Webinar: Social Media for Organizations

Amy Sample Ward

View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. I’ve also blogged before about how to map your community and content. Earlier this month, I had the great pleasure and honor to lead a webinar with Lori Jacobwith ’s community.

Relationships That Raise Funds: 5 Tips for Creating Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

NetWits

Such resources should include sample solicitation letters for mail and email, quick stats and impact statements for social media, sample scripts for phone calls, and thank you letters for follow-up communications.

3 Cool Things to Try in Excel 2016

Tech Soup Blog

Use Power Maps Like A Pro. What Are Power Maps? Microsoft Power Map for Excel is a 3D data visualization instrument that displays information in new and spectacular ways, which can give you new perspectives compared to the usual tables and charts.

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Crowdsourced data is not a substitute for real statistics

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Ushahidi member Patrick Meier interpreted the JRC results as suggesting that "unbounded crowdsourcing (non-representative sampling) largely in the form of SMS from the disaster affected population in Port-au-Prince can predict, with surprisingly high accuracy and statistical significance, the location and extent of structural damage post-earthquake."

Getting Started with Social Media for Small Enterprises

Amy Sample Ward

View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. Here are two DIY guides for content and community mapping , you can do by yourself or with your whole organization: [link]. Today I had the pleasure of presenting a webinar to clients of the Washington Access Fund.

Making Sense of Social Media Analytics

SocialFish

How do you map metrics to ALL of those functions?! Hopefully my presentation can help, as can the resources I’ve put together, including a sample social media report Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks.

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Crowdsource This… and That: Getting Creative with Crowdsourcing Strategy (Internet Advocacy Roundtable, April 2013)

Frogloop

From micro-fundraising on Kickstarter.com to mapping craters on the Moon , people are coming up with creative ways to harness large groups of online volunteers. Large, probability samples of citizens can accurately tell us a lot about the opinions of the nation at large.

How Salem State University Launched Its First Ever Giving Day

Connection Cafe

Using the webpage templates in our alumni engagement solution , we mapped out and created a landing page and parts that would feature attention-getting banners, video and social media feeds and a countdown clock.

Making Sense of Social Media Analytics

SocialFish

How do you map metrics to ALL of those functions?! Hopefully my presentation can help, as can the resources I’ve put together, including a sample social media report. Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

The first example is Ushahidi – originally designed as a tool for mapping reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election unrest in 2008. The platform would then take their data, map it from their sending location, and create the other visual support data you see on the map.

Issues with Crowdsourced Data Part 2

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We’re reacting to the following claim: “Data collected using unbounded crowdsourcing (non-representative sampling) largely in the form of SMS from the disaster affected population in Port-au-Prince can predict, with surprisingly high accuracy and statistical significance, the location and extent of structural damage post-earthquake.” We don't think that SMS was a very good measure of building damage, relative to the obvious alternative of using a map of building locations.

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Let’s Connect at the NTC!

Amy Sample Ward

Who : Facilitating: Amy Sample Ward | NetSquared; Billy Bicket | NetSquared. Who : Speakers: Amy Sample Ward | Netsquared; Debra Askanase; Ivan Boothe. During the workshop, we will present traditional community organizing principles and methods of campaign mapping.

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9 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Best Practices You Should Be Using Today

Connection Cafe

Provide participants with sample social media posts to make it easy for them to share information about your campaign through their social media channels. Map out your participant communications calendar in advance of the campaign, and be sure to consider other organizational communications to avoid over-communicating.

What’s the ROI of your culture?

SocialFish

During the Review, you will start to map out what, exactly, you are going to change in order to become stronger. Contact Maddie at maddie@culturethatworks.net to see a sample report and get yours set up. Quick poll: do these statements accurately describe your organization?

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5 Standout Strategies for Year-End Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

We’ll walk through why your nonprofit should: Work with a nonprofit consultant to map out a path to success. Work with a nonprofit consultant to map out a path to success. Here’s just a sampling of our favorite giving channels that work perfectly with fundraising events: Mobile bidding.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

Moderator: Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. View more presentations from Amy Sample ward. Google Earth Outreach from Rebecca Moore: Google’s mapping tools may seem like an obscure tool to use in your work but these aren’t traditional maps: the new generation of mapping technology is fully interactive, enables storytelling, and more. (Did Google’s Mapping tools include: Google Earth. Google Maps & MyMaps. Google Maps API.

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Join me at the “140 Character Mission” event

Amy Sample Ward

Location: MIT room 3-270 (click for map). Remotely Twittering guest: Amy Sample Ward | Consultant and Blogger | www.amysampleward.org (@ amyrsward ). iE Boston Marketing and TiE Boston Social Entrepreneurs present: The 140-Character Mission: How Social Media Revolutionizes Social Entrepreneurship. Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009. 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. Time: Networking and dinner begins at 6:00pm. Register: to save your spot.

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Guatemalan Police Archive Finds Evidence in Disappearance Case

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

HRDAG has worked with the archive staff to map the contents and select a scientific random sample of the data.

Latest Association-Nonprofit Social Media Jobs

SocialFish

Ability to think strategically to map and drive a public relations strategy using testing and metrics is a necessity. Holy moly there are a LOT of social media positions out there! Didn’t we tell you the trend is UP for social media hiring?

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Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

We can provide a map, the vehicle, and even the road snacks, but the community needs to be the driver. After mapping the community and identifying shared goals you can focus on, you can start identifying the online tools and technologies that the community (especially when you break it down into segments) already uses, for what, why, and how. Externally, map all the various technologies in play already and that could be put to use.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. The organizations get to do everything BUT drive: you are the vehicle, the gas, the map, the snacks even! So they provide the examples and maps, but they let the youth pick and pledge whatever it is they want to do to make a difference.

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The Best Tablet for Business Use

Connection Cafe

MindJet Maps – for developing quick business process or architecture diagrams, or capturing notes in a visual format. Amy Sample Ward, NTEN CEO. Twenty years ago, everyone brought pen and paper to meetings. Five years ago, it was the laptop.