Tech Policies for Virtual Teams: A Leader’s Responsibility

Non Profit Quarterly

Welcome to “Tech Policies for Virtual Teams—A Leader’s Responsibility.” And your perspective on technology policies, I think, will vary a little bit depending on your role in the organization. We’re gonna focus more on technology policies here than personnel policies.

Mobile Fundraisers: Explore Best Practices & Campaign Ideas

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Mobile fundraising empowers people to give on the go! We at Qgiv are experts in nonprofit software and have seen firsthand how mobile fundraisers can further a mission and engage donors. In this guide, you’ll be exploring the following topics: What Is Mobile Fundraising?

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Flixxaid: A New Mobile App for Social Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The social internet, in particular social mobile apps, are the communication form of choice for Millennials and Gen Z. Half of that time is spent on mobile devices. The intent is clearly stated in our policy and all information requested is optional.

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If we want to change Apple’s iPhone Donation Policy ….

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported last Friday, Apple’s policy has raised the ire of some nonprofits leaders and there is a online petition with almost 2,000 signatures collected so far sending Mr. Jobs at Apple a message. CSR mobileApple makes it really difficult for nonprofits to collect donations from within iPhone apps (read Jake Shapiro’s Editorial or this post about why Apple pulled PayPal’s app ). Here’s more about why it is important.

Must-Read Online Fundraising, Social Media and Mobile Communications Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are just a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits about online communications and fundraising, social media, and mobile technology. Published by Australian Policy Online. View: All Australian Policy Online Reports. Social and Mobile Media Webinars for Nonprofits. Mobile Technology Online Fundraising Social Media

Must-Read Online Fundraising, Social Media and Mobile Communications Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are just a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits about online communications and fundraising, social media, and mobile technology. 9) 2012 Funding Mobile Strategies for Social Impact: The Future is Now :: Download. Published by Australian Policy Online. View: All Australian Policy Online Reports. Social Media and Mobile Communications Webinars for Nonprofits. Mobile Technology Online Fundraising Social Media

Must-Read Online Fundraising, Social Media and Mobile Technology Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are just a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits about online communications and fundraising, social media, and mobile technology. 8) 2012 Funding Mobile Strategies for Social Impact: The Future is Now :: Download. Published by Australian Policy Online. View: All Australian Policy Online Reports. Social Media and Mobile Technology Webinars for Nonprofits. Mobile Technology Online Fundraising Social Media

TechSoup’s Mobile Impact Webinar Series 2014

Tech Soup Blog

We just kicked off our free webinar series on how your organization can get up to speed on communicating with your audience through their mobile devices. Welcome to TechSoup’s Mobile Impact Webinar Series 2014. Our first webinar in this series, which took place on May 8, 2014, was called Mobile Impact 101: Taking Your Cause Mobile. What the Mobile Impact 101 Webinar Covered. Tips for successfully doing mobile fundraising. Everyone Is Using Mobile.

Acceptable Usage Policies (AUPs) Protect You and Your Organization

Tech Soup Blog

An acceptable usage policy (AUP) is a set of rules applied by the. The AUP is an integral part of security policies for businesses, universities, schools, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and website. In short, a policy ensures that every user understands that. What sanctions will be applied if the policy is breached. “What if” scenarios that illustrate the usefulness of the policy in real-world terms. A Word About Mobile Devices. What It Is.

How to Win a Grassroots Policy Campaign and Energize Your Online Community

Neon CRM

Today we’re hearing from Kory Payne from Ujoin on how you can grow your list, energize you audience, get you policy wins, and get keen data insights. Get Policy Wins, Energize Your Base, Fundraise More.

[Webinar Notes] Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Webinar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Over the last two months Nonprofit Tech for Good presented a free webinar based on the newly released book Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Attended by more than 2,000 nonprofit professionals and volunteers, the webinar featured one best practice from each of the book’s sixteen chapters and provided the basis for writing and implementing a comprehensive mobile and social fundraising strategy. Overview of Mobile for Good.

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Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Based on more than 20 years of experience and 25,000+ hours spent utilizing mobile and social media, Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide is a comprehensive 256-page book packed with more than 500 best practices. Written on the premise that all communications and fundraising are now mobile and social, Mobile for Good provides step-by-step how-tos and best practices for: Writing and implementing a fundraising and content strategy.

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Upcoming Webinar on July 10: Mobile Tech for Offices & People

Tech Soup Blog

Interested in learning how to pick wireless devices, make your office more mobile, and implement good mobile strategies at your nonprofit or library? Then Mobile Impact 401: Mobile Tech for Offices & People is the webinar for you! Learn how to craft a BYOD (bring your own device) policy, set up a virtual office, cut the wire to work from anywhere, and adopt remote work strategies to support your cause and staff. Mobile Impact 101: Taking Your Cause Mobile.

Mobile Trends Your Nonprofit Should Be Watching

Tech Soup Blog

Summer is a big time for mobile news: there's Apple's World Wide Developer Conference, Microsoft Build, CTIA, and a spree of other mobile-related press conferences. Sometimes the day-to-day work at a nonprofit can make you feel worlds apart from the fast-moving mobile tech industry. But nonprofits should still keep tabs on movement in mobile as it is shaping workplace technology. Capture and Share Events with Mobile Apps. Mobile Payments on the Rise.

Fight Back Against Mobile Data Theft and Privacy Breaches

Tech Soup Blog

Over the last few months, we've been covering various issues pertaining to security, such as encryption , online safety , and mobile back-up. Mobile privacy is another thing to stay vigilant about, whether you're using a mobile device at work or at home. Luckily, you can fight off these sneaky apps with a mobile security suite. TechSoup donor partner Bitdefender offers a Mobile Security app (Android) with a feature called Privacy Advisor.

Don’t Be Fooled by Abstract Jargon: Internet Governance and ICT Policy

Tech Soup Blog

Most civil society organizations (CSOs) and citizens don’t use high-level jargon such as Internet governance and ICT policy. For them, it’s about having reliable and fast Internet access; accessing health care services via mobile in rural areas; voicing views online without fear of persecution, not having useful services blocked by Internet service providers (ISPs), not being exposed to cyberbullying, or fearing to become a victim of online fraud.

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Beth Kanter

The workshop topics included trends in digital media consumption, social media, engagement on mobile devices and a variety of community foundation projects funded by the Knight Community Information Challenge. I was part of the first-day that featured mobile expert Amy Gahran and Lee Raine , Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. 2: Mobile Usage. #3: Mobile is carried around and dependent on having the information in the moment.

Thank You Marissa Mayer for Yahoo’s No Work From Home Policy

Tech Soup Blog

It’s been well over a year since Yahoo’s controversial non-telecommuting policy, which created a firestorm of reaction. Participants using iPads can download the free ReadyTalk Mobile for iPad app to join conferences and access other features. Telework Policies. We thought we’d see what the state of telecommuting is after the smoke has cleared. The Media Frenzy. I remember it well.

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To BYOD or Not to BYOD: One IT Director's Take

NTEN

Most IT pros I talk to today have strong feelings about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies. BYOD Change Management Infrastructure Leadership leadership buy-in Mobile nonprofit technology policies nptech Organizational Culture Policy staff buy-in technology policies IT Staff Darren Schoen. Director of Technology Infrastructure. Broward Center for the Performing Arts. You need to be prepared for the BYOD conversation.

Developing a BYOD and Mobile IT Strategy

Tech Soup Blog

It's happening in nearly every office – employees are using their own mobile phones and tablet computers for work email and countless other work things. And so the question of ownership of devices like mobile phones and tablet computers and control over their use becomes very important. TechSoup itself has adopted a tiered user policy. Hardware Software Green IT cell phones mobile phones tablets computers iPad

The Future of Mobiles for Nonprofits

NTEN

Being asked to write a few words about "What's the future of mobiles for nonprofits?" He and his brother knew we had a "no questions asked" policy of picking them up wherever and whenever they were unable to drive or ride with someone they didn't trust. One statistic alone should have us running to the mobile apps party: by year-end, some are forecasting that we will have 5 billion mobile phones in word.

Mobile Fundraising: A Complete Overview — Pt. 2 of 3

NonProfit Hub

In the first part of this mobile fundraising series , we covered the basics, diving into the various forms of mobile fundraising and key terms that every mobile fundraiser should know. Now that you have that background, we’re moving on to part 2, which answers: Can mobile giving technology be used for more than just fundraising? How do various types of organizations make use of mobile giving? Can mobile giving technology be used for more than just fundraising?

Great reads from around the web on January 26th

Amy Sample Ward

The only question: Is it a mere glitch or a natural extension of Apple’s policy that is generally indifferent to nonprofits and philanthropy? The company’s policies toward philanthropy and nonprofits are growing increasingly problematic as Apple products become an ever larger part of our media and communications landscape." I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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5 Ways to Use Your Smartphone for Social Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Below are a few simple ideas you can pass on to your nonprofit’s supporters to help them create positive change with their mobile devices. However, our mobile devices can also be used to plan in advance and block off time to volunteer in the local community.

Making a Case for Mobile Internet: Digital Inclusion at Philadelphia FIGHT

NTEN

By Michelle Warner, Director, Mobile Citizen. Create virtual office or telecommuting policies. If your nonprofit needs to be more productive, or cost-efficient, while on the go, it’s time to make a case for mobile Internet. Here’s how one nonprofit -- Philadelphia FIGHT -- made its case by demonstrating digital inclusion and enabling staff mobility. Mobile Internet keeps key mobile staff connected and productive.

October 29 Webinar: 12 Steps to Launching a Successful Social and Mobile Media Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar demonstrates how nonprofits can implement a successful social and mobile media strategy in twelve steps. Topics include understanding how much time social and mobile media requires, how to track return on investment (ROI), and how to craft a social and mobile media policy for your nonprofit. Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: $50 or Spring Webinar Special. How to Register: Sign up ! Presented By: Heather Mansfield.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Founded in 1981, NALEO Educational Fund achieves its mission through integrated strategies that include increasing the effectiveness of Latino policymakers, mobilizing the Latino community to engage in civic life and promoting policies that advance Latino political engagement. They serve the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as program work in communities nationwide.

Community Technology Alliance: Helping Address Homelessness with Mobile Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Recently, CTA conducted a study on mobile use by the homeless population of Santa Clara County (where CTA is located). The goal of the project, called ConnectSCC , is to come up with a sustainable model for a mobile plan for homeless and low income people. While there have been numerous studies done on mobile phone use in the developing world, very little work has been done in understanding mobile use among homeless in America.

Case Study: Providing Event Attendees with Wireless Internet via Mobile Broadband

NTEN

In the four years that I’ve been responsible for planning and negotiating conference A/V and other technology expenses for NCFR, I’ve had my eye on mobile broadband as a potential lower-cost alternative for providing internet access. With our 2011 conference hotel in range of both the Clear network and Verizon LTE, I was intrigued by the possibility that this could be the year we took the plunge to rely entirely on mobile broadband for our conference internet needs.

Voices from the Community: Security

Tech Soup Blog

Further complicating the issue of security is the delicate balance between ensuring staff are being productive online — ensuring they aren't doing inappropriate things on their work-issued network devices and platforms — while also not violating their privacy with overly intrusive software and policies. The good (and bad) news about mobile security.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

EveryAction

Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years. We called up Jen Tolentino, Director of Policy & Civic Tech at Rock the Vote to talk about their mobilization strategy and the role of technology in organizing. How do your campaigns work to mobilize people at the individual level whether it’s sharing something on Facebook or hosting a voter registration drive?

Mobile for Good: iOS Threats, Creepy Cookies, and Some Good News

Tech Soup Blog

Mobile for Good is a bit of a misnomer for this month's column. But there's light at the end of this tunnel: new, free updates to Office mobile apps! Paul Ohm, a senior policy adviser to the Federal Trade Commission and associate professor at the Colorado Law School, told The Washington Post , "You're making it very difficult for people who want privacy to find it on the Internet." Free Editing for Office Mobile Apps.

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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

Through long-term sustained engagement with Black voters, BlackPAC is committed to holding public officials accountable to policies that defend the rights and promotes the dignity of the Black community. One of their current policy proposals hopes to to enact solutions that address the structural nature of racial disparities in the economy. Since then, the organization has evolved to address policy issues as well.

Mobile for Good: iOS Threats, Creepy Cookies, and Some Good News

Tech Soup Blog

Mobile for Good is a bit of a misnomer for this month's column. But there's light at the end of this tunnel: new, free updates to Office mobile apps! Paul Ohm, a senior policy adviser to the Federal Trade Commission and associate professor at the Colorado Law School, told The Washington Post , "You're making it very difficult for people who want privacy to find it on the Internet." Free Editing for Office Mobile Apps.

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International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

Not every student in my class is focused on the same policy issue. It includes international trade and development, security, micro-finance, LBGT rights, renewable energy advocacy, water policy, security, human rights for indigenous people, terrorism financing, refugee protection policies and rights, law enforcement, trafficking, peace in conflict areas, and poverty reduction. Here’s what I learned: Global Social Media and Mobile Usage Studies and Internet Penetration.

Setting Tech Policies That Make Sense in a Web 2.0 World | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

technologies can play in our organizations, and what implications they might have for office policy. The focus then turned to the topic of the day: policy setting. Check out the information presented about HR policy and Web 2.0 Related Posts Setting Technology Policies That Make Sense in a Web 2.0 Searching for ad lessons from the campaigns privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

The Future of Mobile Video: The Good, the Bad, and How It Affects Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

It has been a busy few weeks for mobile news … but then again, when isn't it busy? The much-anticipated Apple announcement coincided with the perhaps poorly timed CTIA mobile industry tradeshow. But there was a common thread between these two events: the future of mobile video. Net Neutrality and Mobile Video. FierceMobileIT , a mobile industry news site, reported that Wheeler clearly "favors treating mobile broadband in the same way as fixed broadband."

Mobile Computing and Telework: Can't Stop, Won't Stop!

Tech Soup Blog

The discipline and constraint imposed by an office is useful up to a point, but as Jim's post on telework policy makes clear, we can replicate the positive elements of peer pressure and self-discipline in the context of teleworking. For example, it's much easier measure and record river pollution levels with a pocket computer and flexible policies regarding work hours and office attendance.

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Nonprofit Technology News: Help for Charities to Develop Mobile Giving Capacity

Tech Soup Blog

Our lead story in this issue of TechSoup’s Nonprofit Technology News is the creation of the Mobile Giving Alliance that will help charities develop their mobile giving. As always, there’s plenty more news like how Facebook’s news feed policy is not good news for charities, how smartphone kill switch legislation will affect your organization, how things like your own perspiration will run your phone someday and some more NPTech quick hits.

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Text NONPROFITORGS to 51555 to Subscribe to Text Alerts from Nonprofit Tech 2.0!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you are interested in learning about how to utilize text messaging and the Mobile Web for your nonprofit, then please text NONPROFITORGS to 51555 to subscribe to receive text alerts from Nonprofit Tech 2.0. Text alerts will be sent 2-3 times monthly and will: Promote nonprofits and nonprofit mobile campaigns. Share resources and best practices on how nonprofits can utilize the Mobile Web. mobile subscribers. Privacy Policy: igfn.org/p.

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Latest Issue of NTEN:Change is Live: Myth-Busting, Everyday Innovation, Case-Studies, Confessions, and More

NTEN

Three Case-Studies that document how three different nonprofits developed their social media policies. Has it been a year already since we launched NTEN's quarterly digital journal for nonprofit leaders? Indeed it has, and the latest issue could be our best ever. I'm pleased to announce Issue Five of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ! NTEN's publication (which was recently honored with a Publishing Trendsetter Award ) is free and hot off the press.

The Good (and Bad) News About Mobile Security

Tech Soup Blog

There's good news and bad news about mobile security. First, the bad news: mobile security is a rapidly growing problem. The good news is that there are some basic steps you can take to protect the mobile devices you use in your nonprofit or library. As more people use mobile devices to store and access sensitive and personal information, mobile devices have become a more appealing target for cybercriminals. What Is Mobile Malware?

Facebook Live: A Tool for Parent Mobilization and Engagement in Diverse Communities

Beth Kanter

Facebook Live: A Tool for Parent Mobilization and Engagement in Diverse Communities Guest Post by Jeannina Perez, Senior Campaign Director. We’ve successfully done this for over a decade through our unique, powerful parent mobilization strategies – including our ever-evolving innovative use of social media. Note from Beth: Momsrising continues to forge ahead with innovative and effective ways to use social media for engagement and results.