Mind-Melding Online

Connection Cafe

Author: One of my favorite science/interests stories in the news recently was a report published in late July by Science Magazine about how researchers have found that the brain of speakers and listeners become synchronized as they talk.

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What are your most useful synchronous online facilitation practices?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's why Nancy White's post on most useful synchronous online facilitation practices really caught my eye. So, I read it with this question in mind: What techniques can be applied or adapted to Second Life facilitation or virtual world interface facilitation?

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Nonprofit Technology

Everyaction

Here are three things to keep in mind to put you on track toward finding the best option for your organization. Technology maximizes your potential by automating repetitive work, synchronizing data, and allowing you to easily spot trends and paths for growth.

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Top Do’s and Don’ts in Using Online Donation Forms

Connection Cafe

Be careful to look for the right form builder that synchronizes with the payment processor you already use and it’s more convenient for your nonprofit. Keep in mind to look for discounts, nonprofits often benefit from special fees when using software like this. Plan this on the long term and bear in mind the opportunities you will have to harvest such contact information. By: Laura Iancu, 123ContactForm.

Robust Collaboration Tools to Empower the Modern Social Media Marketing Team

SocialFish

is not your traditional social collaboration tool but boasts simplifying mind-mapping to help individuals and teams get things done cohesively through bringing together complex ideas and merging itineraries and scope.

Are You Ready to DIY Office 365?

Tech Soup Blog

Keep in mind that moving to Office 365 will require a great deal of research and planning -- even if you end up doing all the work yourself. Both of these require Exchange and Active Directory Expertise and will require you configure Directory Synchronization.

The 8 Key Elements of a Federated Buying Agreement

Connection Cafe

Keep in mind that this agreement structure is relevant for a range of selections and choices in each area. Validation, QA and synchronization with training. Team training and initial user training spring to mind but don’t forget retraining for staff turnover or solution modification.

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Oldstyle Community Management

Idealware

I ran specific software that allowed people to dial in, via modem, to my computer, and either read and type messages on line or download them into something called a " QWK reader "; read and reply off line, and then synchronize with my system later.

Collaboration for Funders: Get the Timing Right

Influence

As you plan to launch your community, be mindful of the calendar: pay attention to when your grantees will be willing and able to participate, and find ways to align participation with other important events you have planned. If in-person meetings are part of your grants management process, synchronize them with your online community activities. This is the fourth in a series of posts dedicated to the topic of online collaboration for grantmakers.

It’s All About Style – Making Telecommuting Work

Beaconfire Wire

Layering may make sense for companies that require access over a prolonged work day, but not necessarily instant or synchronous access. Integration may suit active single employees that like the freedom to travel and try new things and don’t mind going with the flow, providing service on demand and capitalizing on personal time when not needed. Long-term distance telecommuting (LTDT) continues to become more common across industry (as well as for Beaconfire).

Colossus vs. Cloud - an Email System Showdown

Idealware

Mind you, much of the mail that you're waiting to receive is. And ActiveSync, which is supported on many phones (including the iPhone) is the most powerful, stable and feature-rich synchronization platform available. Offline mode does some synchronization, like Exchange's cached mode, but it's not 100% or, at this point, configurable. If your nonprofit has 40 or more people on staff, it's a likely bet that you use Microsoft Exchange as your email server.

Browser Security and Choices

Idealware

Though this may drive standards-minded IT departments crazy, it seems part of life on the ‘net today. Two features I would recommend steering clear of are bookmark synchronization and password protection. Browsers have been in the news again lately.

Twestival: Are Fundraising Groundswells A Massive Opportunity or Distraction for Nonprofit Organizations?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And the critical thing that a conductor does is synchronize the orchestra because the complexity of self-synchronization is hard at that scale. Also bear in mind that charity:water had been aware of the event plans long before any formal announcements were made.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Gavin's Digital Diner

Fabio and fromage are forever linked in my mind — a rather terrible and strange mnemonic trigger. Nevertheless, in some strange twisted synchronicity, there are cheese commercials on the TV as I carefully type the hotel’s wireless passkey into my laptop. Connectivity is dangerous.

How to Buy a Small Nonprofit IT System

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The way this works is that the JungleDisk application spends all it’s time synchronizing your files with Amazon’s S3 service. Mind you, there may be some hidden costs in the third or fourth year of operation. Ever wonder what it takes to get a IT system up and running as a nonprofit under 25 people? In these difficult economic times, it’s really important to get your act together regarding your nonprofit’s finances.

Problems Campaigns Face: Riffing from PDF

Network-Centric Advocacy

Organizers dreamed for years to be able to reach millions of people (YouTube) and they pined for the day thousands of allies could collaborate in synchronizing efforts (Iranelection ish) to agitate for change of culture, industry or policy. We are in a unique moment of people organizing. At this time, our culture becomes both increasingly tied together and fragmented ( danah boyd ).

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About that Google Phone

Idealware

Mind you, I'm not posting this from my phone, but I could. :) Hardware Specs for the G1 In order to discuss this phone, it's important to separate the phone from the operating system. If you use GMail and Google Calendar as your primary email and calendaring applications, you'll love the push email and no-nonsense synchronization.

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Gavin's Digital Diner

Fabio and fromage are forever linked in my mind — a rather terrible and strange mnemonic trigger. Nevertheless, in some strange twisted synchronicity, there are cheese commercials on the TV as I carefully type the hotel’s wireless passkey into my laptop. Keep that in mind, your mileage may vary. Connectivity is dangerous.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Gavin's Digital Diner

Fabio and fromage are forever linked in my mind — a rather terrible and strange mnemonic trigger. Nevertheless, in some strange twisted synchronicity, there are cheese commercials on the TV as I carefully type the hotel’s wireless passkey into my laptop. Keep that in mind, your mileage may vary. Connectivity is dangerous.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Gavin's Digital Diner

Fabio and fromage are forever linked in my mind — a rather terrible and strange mnemonic trigger. Nevertheless, in some strange twisted synchronicity, there are cheese commercials on the TV as I carefully type the hotel’s wireless passkey into my laptop. Keep that in mind, your mileage may vary. Connectivity is dangerous.

Interview with Temra Costa, Author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

Have Fun - Do Good

I think governments are starting to think about how they can creatively manage our land with food in mind, and that's because awareness has been raised about the demand for local and regional food, and also just about people's need for doing it from a health perspective.

Metaverse Museum? Guest Post on Second Life and Museums by Sibley Verbeck

Museum 2.0

It seems that Second Life is both the closest and farthest thing from many museum professionals' minds. in a way that can be used both within the real museum and at home – both synchronously and asynchronously.

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

I think Sonny’s right — these are (in folks’ minds) different business processes that should probably be clearly differentiated in Salesforce. Not so much because you *can’t* do it all with Opportunities, but because of the semantic (and usability) confusion that I fear might result from using one strangely-named top-level object (“Opportunities&# ) to cover two functions that are “top-level&# in a user’s mind.