Wiki Syntax madness

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Wiki Syntax madness November 26, 2007 As most people deeply imbedded in Web 2.0, I am an avid Wiki user. I have two other wikis ( a public and private wiki) that are in Mediawiki, on my web host. And I contribute to varied other wikis, which are on varied other wiki platforms.

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DIY Online Collaboration: Wikis

Tech Soup Blog

If creating such a resource seems out of your league, you might want to consider building a wiki. What Is a Wiki? A wiki is a website maintained collaboratively by a community of contributors focusing on a particular subject or project. Software for creating wikis is easy to use and is available in both open-source and proprietary forms. Typical wiki communities are work groups within a company, educators and students, and hobbyists. Building a Wiki.

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Welcoming the Wiki

AFP Blog

Welcoming the Wiki: "A more interesting question is the impact Wikipedia might have on other technology companies. Will its example of nonprofit education Will the example of Wikipedia help our tech employees to become more friendly? Tech types aren't exactly known for their, ahem, sparkling interactions with other people, but Wikipedia depends on its ability to charm and cultivate others.

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Learning In Public On Wikis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m just beginning a new crop of peer learning projects for nonprofits to learn the practice of being networked nonprofits and use social media effectively at Zoetica and through my work as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation. Photo by Beth Kanter.

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Evaluating Wikis

Idealware

I'm following up on my post suggesting that Wikis should be grabbing a portion of the market from word processors. Wikis are convenient collaborative editing platforms that remove a lot of the legacy awkwardness that traditional editing software brings to writing for the web. There are a lot of use cases for Wikis: We can all thank Wikipedia for bringing the excellent crowd-sourced knowledgebase functionality to broad attention. Are you already using a Wiki?

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Main Page - Form 990 Wiki

AFP Blog

NCCS Wiki page on 990,Main Page - Form 990 Wiki: "Form 990 Review: Let's Reason Together to Create the Best Possible FormThe revisions to the Form 990 this year represent a 'once in lifetime' opportunity help shape the development of the nonprofit sector. Here are a few of the ways that it could help the nonprofit sector:* The 990 (or electronic reports derived from it) becomes a truly '.

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Nonprofits Share Their Wiki Success Stories

AFP Blog

Nonprofits Share Their Wiki Success Stories : "Nonprofits Share Their Wiki Success Stories How two orgs have built and maintained active, vibrant wikis By: Brian Satterfield December 8, 2006 As emerging Web 2.0 technologies continue to spread across the Internet, more people are becoming exposed to wikis, collaborative Web sites that allow users to create and edit online content without requiring extensive technical skills.

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A Wiki Tribute to Stephanie McAuliffe

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This post is my personal tribute – and a request to send her some good wishes on the Stephanie McAuliffe Wiki. One of my big projects during my first year at Packard was to co-author the Networked Nonprofit with Alison Fine.

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A Wiki Convert

Idealware

I, like most nonprofit staffers I imagine, both love my job and always have a mountain of work to get through. Now, for the next tool of my affection: wikis. A couple of months ago Laura Quinn, our Executive Director, asked me look into using a wiki to help with version control when having people review our upcoming Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits: Fundraising, Outreach, and Communications. I'm a wiki convert!

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Attention Nonprofit Wiki Users: Let's Desconstruct Your Wiki!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I put a question on Twitter, " What are your best Wiki adoption tips? But, I'd love to see a range of examples that de-construct the development of a wiki in a nonprofit setting. We're seeing more nonprofits using wikis and more nonprofits wondering about how to use wikis.

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Wikis: What, When, Why

Museum 2.0

What's a wiki? Wikis are websites that are extremely easy for anyone (even you!) Its success can distort understanding of what makes a wiki work. Consider these two stories of museum-related wikis that struggled. On March 22, they released the wiki.

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Wiki Wiki Means Quickly in Hawaiin

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Techsoup is hosting an online event about Nonprofits and Wikis on November 1-3. They have set up a wiki for the event on wikispaces, my favorite hosted wiki application. (I buzzwords and someone asked what the word wiki meant. Nonprofit."

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TechSoup Community Team Wiki Launch

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup exists not only to provide nonprofits with technology, but also to connect them to the resources they need to use it. We're excited to announce a brand new window into what we do and what we're discovering with the launch of our Community Team Wiki. It also hosts the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life , supports micro-volunteering efforts , and curates resources like the Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki.

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Walker Art Center Wiki

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Walker Art Center Wiki - example of nonprofit wiki

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Free Webinar: Collaborate with Wikis

Tech Soup Blog

With the global success of Wikipedia, many organizations are curious of the pros, cons, and technical details of how exactly wikis work. Pacific time will review the basics of wikis, including software options, best practices, advantages, as well as drawbacks. It will also include discussions with a nonprofit professional and librarian, both of whom are effectively using wikis.

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Wiki: Compare them All

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It lets you select any two or more wiki packages and then it dynamically creates a feature-by-feature comparison. I compared wikispaces with pbwiki - the two user-friendly hosted wiki apps that I like. Speaking of wikis, there's gonna be an online wiki and nonprofit event next week over here and hereThis is a cool site. Great model!

Changeblogger Ning Group, Meetup, Meme and Wiki

Have Fun - Do Good

Changeblogger wiki to list your changeblog, podcast or vlog (set up by SocialButterfly ). blogging activism nonprofit changeblogger blog

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Wikis: What, Why, and Wikimania

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

old style wiki Originally uploaded by teemow. That's a pretty good visual metaphor for a wiki. Why Wiki? Socialtext developer Chris Dent has a long and well considered post on social software and why he does wiki. Technorati Tags: nptech , net2 , wiki

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My NTC Session Planning Wikis.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click To Play John Kenyon tells you why video blogging is useful for nonprofits. We went to a pub with some David Wilcox and Nick Booth, ordered up a few rounds of drinks, and had a fantastic conversation about social media and nonprofits. 2 Video Blogging for Nonprofits.

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NGO Learning Wiki

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Check out the NGO Learning Wiki. He writes: Nonprofits have approached collaboration or information sharing,particularly using internet tools as a resource, through several disciplines. I have provided links to efforts by nonprofit organizations around the world to share information on these disciplines.

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Web2.0 and Nonprofits Best Practices Wiki

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Can a wiki be an example of paying it forward? how-tos for nonprofits: I couldn't find a good "Nonprofit Web 2.0 and Nonprofits Best Practices Wiki ! Instead, we're trying to create something that's easily digestible and understandable for most nonprofits and that organizes the information in terms that. and nonprofits with David Wilcox who has a social media and nonprofits wiki here.

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Social Media and Web2.0 NPO Best Practices Wiki Carnival

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Wiki Carnival is coming next week! Two of my favorite bloggers, Michele Martin and David Wilcox are teaming up next to host a wiki carnival. What's a wiki carnival? It is a special event to get people to contribute content to a wiki. and nonprofits.

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Bring Your Idea to Life at Social Actions Wiki - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" Why not contribute to the Social Actions Labs Idea Wiki?

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Where Are the Nonprofit Social Media Strategists?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After reading a list of corporate social media strategists and community mangers compiled by Jeremiah Owyang , she wondered if there was a nonprofit list? I'd like to see a list of people who work as social media strategists as part of their job at a nonprofit or a community manager.

Would 007's Spy Tools Include A Wiki?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's talking about the adoption of social media tools in spying organizations, but a lot of points are apply to nonprofit adoption The need to focus on the challenges posed by your organizational culture even more than the technologies to make them work for you. Photo: Thiru Murugan.

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NPTechTag Roundup: Election Debriefs and Wikis in Your Kitchen!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Second Wave Adoption Check out Nancy White's Second Wave Adoption thats creating waves in the educational technology and nonprofit technology blogosphere. On a lighter note, take a few minutes to view this hillarious video, WikiKitchen , on how to turn your kitchen into a wiki.

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Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki January 15, 2008 I have become a fan, nay, a devotee of DokuWiki. I’ve always liked wikis, and I have used MediaWiki a lot in the past, and I do like it. Dokuwiki is different in a number of ways, most primarily in that it is one of the wiki systems that stores things in files, not databases.

Working Wikily: The Secret Life of A Wiki Gardener - It Ain't Just Weeding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is part of series of reflections on what I am learning about working wikily through the WeAreMedia wiki. In this post, I'm going to take a deeper dive into the actual work tasks of a wiki gardener - it is a bit more than simply weeding. What's your best wiki gardening tip?

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NetCentric Advocacy: database of corporate profiles : wiki and network-centric research on corp misdeeds.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Move a Million : Ron Paul Campaign is worth watching | Main | Reporter in NH sees the "Network-centric" Obama campaign » January 04, 2008 database of corporate profiles : wiki and network-centric research on corp misdeeds. Crocodyl is a project to build a database of corporate profiles by using a global network of researchers, journalists and nonprofit organization members with experience researching corporations in specific industries and issue areas.

Congrats to Mazarine Treyz - The First Wiki Contributor to WeAreMedia Module 5

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Six more lucky wiki contributors to Module 5 between now and August 3rd will have an opportunity to get a free copy of either Media Rules and Mobilizing Generation 2.0. Jump in over at the wiki

What are your best tips for wiki adoption for new users?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One group came up with an idea about using a wiki for internal collaboration. So I asked on Twitter, what is your best wiki adoption tip for internal collaboration? Here's the responses: Laura Whitehead suggested reading this article about wiki collaboration and happiness. Ted Fickes (note the dog in the avatar) I'm trying to use relatively high profile project for wiki-type adoption internally. Csuspect: Only send links around via email to wiki pages.

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Great reads from around the web on December 25th

Amy Sample Ward

NonProfit 2.0 UnConference and holiday discount | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org – NonProfit 2.0 Simply use "HolidayDiscount" when you register for the Nonprofit 2.0 " Wikispaces Blog " Blog Archive " How Non-Profits Are Using Wikis – The Wikispaces Blog has some great examples of organizations using wikis in their work. "This

Great reads from around the web on May 17th

Amy Sample Ward

The Wikimedia Foundation, which finances and oversees the nonprofit site, received a $1.2 These are some of the common refrains I hear from nonprofits. " Tags: roundup activism bookmarks campaigning education fundraising internet list millennials nonprofits politics postalicious report research resources slacktivism socialmedia strategy twitter wiki I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: Shout-outs, Contests, Wikis

NTEN

Flickr: cogdogblog Judy Hallman always rocks the power of wikis for knowledge aggregation and collaboration. She just provided a nice summary of her 501 Tech Club Triangle meeting notes in wiki format , so others can help add to and annotate them. There's a lot of good info there on nonprofit technology topics, so even if you're not from the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, you might want to take a gander at the notes !

We Are Media: The Social Media Starter Kit for Nonprofits

SocialFish

The goal of this wiki is to provide a source for strategies and tools in the social media sphere specifically for NONPROFITS. more and more nonprofits understand the opportunity of using social media strategies and tools to realize outcomes. Interested in " working wikily "?

Great reads from around the web on August 15th

Amy Sample Ward

" KnowHow’s impact — Knowhow Nonprofit – Here's a great example of how you can reinvent the way your organization reports it's impact! " roundup bookmarks communications community content design engagement example facebook fundraising list nptech postalicious report resources socialmedia website wikiI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

Bring Your Idea to Life at Social Actions Wiki - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" Why not contribute to the Social Actions Labs Idea Wiki?

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WeAreMedia: Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box and Wiki Raid - End of the First Week

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We've come the close of the first week's round of We Are Media Toolbox fun. What do we have to show for it? Some awesome tool resource pages where you'll find links to simple definitions, tips and tutorials, and some tools. This week we worked on listening and participation tools: Monitoring. RSS Readers. Social Bookmarking. Commenting. You can still participate and you might even win a cool t-shirt.

Great reads from around the web on November 25th

Amy Sample Ward

" Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009 – Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media – "Over the past six months, I've been collaborating on a book with Allison Fine, titled "The Networked Nonprofit" and we've been sifting through stories, research, and seeing many patterns. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources across the web ever day.

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NonProfit 2.0 UnConference and holiday discount

Amy Sample Ward

NonProfit 2.0 Simply use “HolidayDiscount&# when you register for the Nonprofit 2.0 About Nonprofit 2.0. NonProfit 2.0 Then from midmorning forward, NonProfit 2.0 Are you working in the nonprofit community? We invite nonprofit staff and do-gooder consultants from a diverse array of fields to come join us at NonProfit 2.0. Nonprofit Technology. Nonprofit Consulting. Register for Nonprofit 2.0

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

– Sharing Knowledge Wiki -This wiki was created by The ICT-KM group of the CGIAR to catalog and document processes for nonprofits that want to share knowledge across partners doing development work.

Gender, Race and Open Source

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Gender, Race and Open Source June 29, 2007 My session on Free and Open Source software and the US Social Forum went great yesterday. The presentation is available on my wiki (it’s at the bottom.)

Beth Kanter’s Social Media Listening for Nonprofits

NCE Social Media

Without a doubt, one of my favorite social media and nonprofit writers is Beth Kanter. This slideshare presentation is from her social media wiki and discusses the importance of knowing what people are saying about your agency on social media sites. I’ve written about her work before. Enjoy!