2012 SXSW Interactive – #nptech Highlights

Amy Sample Ward

Last week I was down in Austin, TX, for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival.

The Evolution of NPTech: Keynote and slides

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday, I had the huge honor and pleasure to present the keynote at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits ‘ NPTech Conference, eStrategy in an iWorld. The Evolution of NPTech: Where we came from, and [maybe] where we’re going. The Evolution of NPTech. future presentation evolution keynote mncn nonprofits nptech social media technology

RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

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I got hear the legends in the nptech sector in the early days talk about their work and was inspired. Rob Stuart shared my birthday, Jan. But we also shared more than that – the nonprofit technology field. Rob was the godfather.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. The weather is getting better now that we're firmly into spring.

The NPTech Response to Japan


Google Mobile network for good NPTech NTEN Social Media ProgramFlickr photo: Logan was his name-o It's been just a few hours since one of the largest recorded earthquakes and subsequent tsunami hit off the coast of Japan.

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How Nonprofits Should Define Success


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A Guide to the 2012 NTC for Nptech Experts & Drupal Dorks


The NTC must always be a welcoming place for newbies who are taking their first taste of nptech kool-aid. Like all good nptech experiments, I expect we will make mistakes that we can learn from for 2013. Johanna Bates is an independent consultant specializing in technology strategy and Drupal website development for nonprofit organizations, and a friend of Idealware.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community?


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 NPTECH Punk June 19, 2008 Beth, of course, suggested this , and I’m jumping on her bandwagon. I realized, in being introduced to Edupunk , that I have been doing it for, oh, almost 20 years now. In 1989, I joined the faculty of Hampshire College (and stayed for 10 years). Hampshire’s motto is “Non Satis Scire&# – to know is not enough.

#NPTech, Digital Inclusion, and the Web we are cocreating

Amy Sample Ward

And, is it really so different in the #nptech sector? But, even thinking about the corner of the sector, the corner of the Web where we spend our time, over here at #nptech, I’m not sure things are very different.

Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Online Fundraising


As a nonprofit focused on fundraising, you’ve likely started making resolutions … Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design #nptech fundraising online giving web design websitesIt’s 2013.

NPTech Conversations in SXSW Panels

Amy Sample Ward

NPTech Panels Want Your Votes! The SXSW Panel Picker is now open for your thumbs up or down on the thousands of panels proposed for next year’s SXSWInteractive festival. What’s SXSWi ?

One Email Tactic Nonprofits Need to Steal From Brand Marketers


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Infographic Friday: 2015 Nonprofit & Association Technology Trends


General cloud cloud computing cloud technology data database fundraising nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTechCloud computing continues to intrigue the nonprofit community. The idea of being able to work from anywhere in the world, and still access all your files, regardless of what computer you’re on is attractive for the busy nonprofit. We’ve all have, or hopefully had, one of those servers in the back closet of the office. […].

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Infographic Friday: 2015 Cloud Computing Facts And Predictions


General Security Tech cloud cloud computing cloud technology nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npCloud npTech website As if changing the way the entire world shares information, and defining the computational generation wasn’t enough, the cloud is up to some pretty big things in 2015. The cloud fundamentally shaped the way businesses operate in the 21st century.

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Infographic: 2013 Nonprofit Communication Trends


Industry News Mobile Tech infographic nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech technology No matter how you look at it, communication is key.

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4 ways nonprofits are using Pokémon GO


Technology nptech Trends NonprofitPok é mon GO has seen explosive growth over the past few weeks - garnering 21 million active users and surpassing Tinder in popularity. It’s being called the single biggest mobile game in U.S. History.

10 Ways to Sabotage Your Year-End Emails


Content Marketing Email Marketing Online Fundraising #nptech email end of year fundraising fundraising Non-Profit online givingI've spent a good part of the past month reviewing year-end email drafts and have seen several common pitfalls. Here are 10 things to avoid.

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Infographic: When To Post To Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Feeds


Industry News Social Tech nonprofit technology npTech social media technology Social media, to many, is a total mystery. When do I post? What do I post? How often do I post on all the different social media feeds? Can I post the same thing twice?

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NpTech FriendFeed Room: NpTech Punk Experiment

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Thanks to Jonathan Colman, we have a NpTech Room on FriendFeed - which is essentially a way for a group of people to share their feeds with one another. So, I've cooked up a little experiment that combines NpTech Punk with FriendFeed conversation and resource sharing between peers.

SXSW 2011: David J. Neff talks Social Media Fundraising with Frank Barry


A non-profit tech (#NPTech), communications and interactive strategy guy who’s all about helping non-profits and people for a living. Online Fundraising Social Media Video Series #nptech Facebook fundraising Non-Profit nonprofit social media Social Media Tools sxsw Twitter

7 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs To Go Mobile


Mobile Tech database donation donors fundraising infographic mobile Mobile Fundraising Mobile Technology nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTechWhether you like it or not, the world is getting smaller. Not literally, of course. We would feel that pretty quickly. But the world’s getting smaller thanks to technology, and ironically enough, the technology we use to do that communicating is getting smaller too.

Infographic: 5 Things To Check Before Posting To Your Blog


Social Tech blog content marketing nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech technology “Does your nonprofit have a blog?” ” This is a question that’s been asked since the dawn of the internet.

4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology


Industry News Leadership Tech cloud nonprofit nonprofit technology npTechWith the amount of new and innovative technology that is surfacing every day, assessing your nonprofit’s technology should be a daily process. While every nonprofit wants to cause change in some way, every nonprofit is different. Each with a unique goal, different needs, and all conduct daily operations in a different way. As a result […].

5 Content Marketing Tips That Yield Donors


General content marketing data database donation donations donors nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech social media technology Content marketing is constantly transforming the information we produce and consume. Now more than ever it is being utilized to extend reach, bring in more traffic and produce leads for organizations. Putting out content, however, does not automatically lead to more money for your business. Here are some ways you can yield leads from your […].

Infographic: Women Working For Nonprofit Orgs


Industry News Leadership Social nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech supporters The nonprofit world is one dominated by individuals who love to help other people. Regardless of gender, everyone working in a nonprofit roles lives to serve, and is dedicated to leaving the world a better place.

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Is Your Nonprofit Website Ready for 2017?

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Nonprofit Marketing #nptech Donor Relations nonprofit Strategy trends web design websitesWith end of year fast approaching, it’s likely that your nonprofit is making plans for 2017.

5 Social Media Analytics Your Nonprofit Should Care About


Social Tech analytics data database nonprofit technology npTech Here at Tech Impact, we love numbers, analytics, and anything else that shows us exactly how effective our online content is. And why wouldn’t we? Being able to prove how much all of you love our content gives us a great feeling! We’re tracking not only the performance of our Twitter account, but we’re also […].

Infographic: Optimizing Your Nonprofit Donation Page


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Three Elements to Create a Powerful Communications Triangle


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How Online Trends in 2016 Will Impact Your Nonprofit


nptech Trends NonprofitThe 2016 Benchmarks Study was recently released and highlights the latest nonprofit trends and strategies with an eye on shifts throughout the past decade. The study is comprised of a diverse mix of 105 nonprofits of various sizes and sectors. The study analyzed 2.8

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Is Facebook’s One-Click Donate Button a Game Changer?


Social Networking Online Fundraising nptech Trends NonprofitFacebook recently rolled out its one-click donate button for nonprofits. You can sign up here to add it to your organizational FB page.

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Infographic: A Brief History Of Charitable Giving


General donation donations donors fundraising infographic nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech Charitable giving has been around 2500BCE when the ancient Hebrews instituted a tax intended to help the poor Now, thousands of years later, people across the globe give their hard earned money to these nonprofit organizations who are committed to solving some of the world’s toughest issues. Americans alone in 2014 gave an estimated $335 […].

Infographic: Big Data, Big Profits


Tech data donors fundraising nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech technology We very well may be living in the golden age of marketing. Marketers everywhere have access to more information, quantifiable data, and often times, funds than ever before.

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Think your website is not where donors look to be thanked? Think again.


Content Marketing Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design #nptech fundraising nonprofit websitesHow do your supporters want you to show your thanks?

How To Find Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Audience


Fundraising content marketing email marketing fundraising mobile Mobile Fundraising Mobile Technology nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech online donations social media technologyYou know you should be tweeting, posting, sharing, and engaging. But are you entirely sure who’s on the other end of all your nonprofit’s social media marketing efforts?

NPTech Summary: Happy Holidays!

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Things are slowing down during the holidays , so here's a short version of the NpTech Tag Summary. Leave a comment and I'll summarize in the next NpTech Summary. The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005.

13 Nonprofit Statistics You Never Knew


Fundraising Industry News Tech nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech Image courtesy of ok.gov. Let’s be honest, we’re all suckers for numbers. They captivate us, put things into perspective, shock us, and give everyone something to talk about at the coffee pot in the morning.

Infographic: How Young Adults Get Involved


Fundraising Tech donation donations fundraising nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech technology Everyone is chasing the next big thing. The Millennial. And they’re the toughest, and the biggest, nut to crack for nonprofits of all sizes. They’re the future.

Is Your Nonprofit Doing Instagram Right?


Social Networking nptechWe know the drill: nonprofits tend to be short staffed when it comes to social, especially this time of year, but it’s crucial you’re meeting your audiences where they’re at. One place they definitely are? Instagram.