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. Remember the digital period, way back in time, when any tool that someone launched – be it for profit, for a lot of profit, or for compromise – was a tool we felt obligated to register for, create a profile on, and otherwise try to adopt?

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NPTECH Punk

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.

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2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey

NetWits

I just got an email from Holly Ross, the Executive Director of the Non-profit Technology Network – better known as NTEN. There’s always great information in the newsletter, but this time around I’m particularly excited because the focus is social networking for non-profits (something that, if you read this blog regularly, you know I’m very passionate about) and the 2011 Social Networking Survey.

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3 Social Media Metrics Every Non-profit Should Track

NetWits

So what type of metrics are non-profits tracking to determine if they are achieving their objectives? Here’s what we’ve seen based on talking to close to 800 non-profits. When I look at the data it’s obvious that, in general, non-profits are not focused on the right things. Only 15% of the non-profits we talked to were measuring house file growth (or sometimes know as email list growth) based on their social media involvement.

100 More Online Tools for Non-Profits – Part 1

Wild Apricot

application nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications Non-profit technology nptech Web 2.0 You’ll find a variety of tech tools in this 2-part series, from volunteer and member management, to web publishing and document sharing, to back office tasks, project management, and more.( read more ). web based software web-based software

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100 More Online Tools for Non-Profits – Part 2

Wild Apricot

This is the second in our 2-part series listing a variety of tech tools non-profits can use, from volunteer and member management, to fundraising, to website creation, community building, collaboration, and more.( application nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications Non-profit technology nptech Web 2.0

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31 Free Non-Profit Webinars for February 2011

Wild Apricot

It looks like February is going to be as busy month - with 31 (and counting) free non-profit webinars already scheduled. Marketing nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications Non-profit technology nptech social media training webinarThere is a wide range of webinar topics, so have a good look through this round-up, since there's bound to be something of interest to you or other folks in your organization.( read more ).

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SEO Keywords for Small Non-Profits

Wild Apricot

Your non-profit website is supposed to help new people – prospective donors, members, and advocates – find your organization online. analytics Google Analytics keyword Non-profit technology nptech search search engine marketing search engine optimization SEO website websitesBut what if it’s not showing up in the search engines? read more ).

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Building a Non-Profit Website: Choices, Choices!

Wild Apricot

So your non-profit organization needs to get a website, finally – or to revamp the existing website, perhaps to make it work better for your members and donors, perhaps to reflect a change in direction or brand. No matter what your non-profit website’s design and content will be, there are two big questions you need to nail down early in the planning process: How will we build our website, and where will its files be hosted?

Non-profits Are You Listening?

Wild Apricot

Many small non-profits and membership organizations are wondering how to get started with social media. Associations Google nonprofit non-profit nptech social media TwitterAs we noted in an earlier post, Is Social Media a Waste of Time for Your Association, if you are new to social media, you should start by listening.( read more ).

100 Online Tools for Non-Profits

Wild Apricot

Tight in the budget and short on staff, non-profits are always on the lookout for new ways to get things done — and the Internet is a real treasure trove of useful tools. Here are 100 different applications to help you out with a variety of tasks from project tracking and collaboration to donor and membership management, and from building your non-profit website to tracking its effectiveness.( Tags: Non-profit technology Fundraising nptech Web 2.0

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Non-profit Website or Non-profit Blog?

Wild Apricot

Think a blog is just another name for a online journal, not really suitable for a serious non-profit organization? Blogging Non-profit Communications websites social media Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Web 2.0 Think again! A blog can be whatever you want it to be. In fact, the main differences between a website and a blog are in the technology behind the scenes, and how your visitors interact with your content.( read more ).

What Makes a Good Non-Profit Website?

Wild Apricot

A lively LinkedIn discussion was kicked off when Elizabeth Watkin , program coordinator at Africa Carbon Credit Exchange,asked, “ What makes a good non-profit website? What do you like to see on a charity/non-profit/NGO website and what do you dislike? Tags: Non-profit technology Usability nptech Best practices Non-profit Communications websites Accessibility content website

Free Non-Profit Webinars for April 2011

Wild Apricot

Here is our monthly round-up of free webinars for non-profits for the month of April. This month, we've found 20 free webinars on topics such as: fundraising, grant writing, social media strategies, volunteer management, video tips for non-profits and much more. membership nonprofit non-profit nptech webinar

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Alert!: Non-Profit Content Marketing & Social Media Webinar

TechImpact

Many non-profits cannot always afford to leverage social media and content marketing in the most efficient way possible, until now. Non-Profit Content Marketing & Social Media Webinar appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General Mobile Technology nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech social media virtualization webinar website

20 Great Google Docs Templates for Non-Profits

Wild Apricot

Or maybe you’re signing up a new crop of volunteers for your non-profit. Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech Volunteers Staffing Non-profit Communications office collaboration websites surveys event management project management spreadsheets Google Docs print productivity documents templates Creating a presentation for your board? Wading into the end-of-project paperwork?

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Non-profit Report & Resource Round-up

Wild Apricot

Here is a brief review of five recently published research reports, white papers, e-books and guides that might be of interest to non-profit and membership organizations.( nonprofit non-profit nptech research social mediaread more ).

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33 Free MS Office Templates for Non-Profits

Wild Apricot

You've heard about some time-saving free Google Docs templates that can save time for non-profits creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations – but did you know Microsoft.com has a bundle of free Office Suite templates that are designed especially for non-profits?

How Non-Profits are Exploring Augmented Reality Tech

AFP Blog

How Non-Profits are Exploring Augmented Reality Tech: "Augmented reality promises a new level of interaction between people and data. Now, even the newest for-profit applications can turn heads by utilizing this new advanced technology.The non-profit sector has started to experiment with augmented reality. Tags: NPtech

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Free Facebook Guide for Small Non-profits

Wild Apricot

social media consultant John Haydon has a free ebook for you: "The Complete Guide to Facebook for Small Non-Profits" is a comprehensive collection of strategies, tactics, tips, and tutorials to help small non-profits get more out of using Facebook.( Tags: Non-profit technology Fundraising nptech Marketing online community Facebook social media If your organization is struggling to figure out Facebook – and who isn’t?

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21+ Free Non-Profit Webinars for May 2011

Wild Apricot

Here is our monthly round-up of free non-profit webinars for the month of May. Associations free membership nonprofit non-profit nptech webinarThis month we've found 21+ free webinars on topics such as: social CRM; optimizing land pages, grantseeking; online fundraising; writing volunteer job descriptions and much more.( read more ).

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What's Your Non-Profit's Content Marketing Strategy?

Wild Apricot

The rise of blogs and other social media makes online content creation a growing focus for non-profit sector, too. Tags: nptech Marketing Best practices Blogging case studies Non-profit Communications websites publicity social media content website Six out of 10 professional marketers are spending more on content marketing in 2010, for the third year in a row. Because content marketing works.

So where is open source in the nptech ecosystem?

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 So where is open source in the nptech ecosystem? January 16, 2008 I’ve had a few interesting things happen lately which is making me wonder about what’s happening with open source, and the perceptions of open source in the nonprofit sector. As you know, NOSI is doing a survey on the use of FOSS in the nonprofit sector.

Interactive Timeline Brings a Non-Profit’s History to Life

Wild Apricot

Showcasing your non-profit’s history helps to establish its stability, to build trust, and to communicate the general development of the organization and its mission. Tags: application Non-profit technology nptech open source timeline website websites Widgets But let’s face it, those “Our History” pages can be deadly dull! What if your website visitors could explore by clicking around a colorful timeline, instead? read more ).

Voice Over PowerPoint: Free GoldMail for Non-profits

Wild Apricot

Here's a cool tool to try – and a special offer for non-profit organizations.( Tags: Non-profit technology Fundraising nptech E-mail marketing Non-profit Communications PowerPoint application audio Looking for an easy way to add your voice over a PowerPoint presentation, then share it by email or online? read more ).

Free Non-profit Webinars for March 2011

Wild Apricot

Here is our round-up of free webinars for non-profits and other membership organizations that we've gathered for the month of March. We found over 24 webinars on topics such as: building capacity with Boomer volunteers; social media metrics and benchmarking; project management for non-profits; and numerous leadership and fundraising sessions. Associations Fundraising membership membership records nptech project management social media volunteer Volunteers webinar Wild Apricot

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Bullying in the Non-profit Workplace

Wild Apricot

You’re working or volunteering with a non-profit organization, not in the dog-eat-dog business world. Non-profit.( Tags: General non-profit interest nptech Volunteers Staffing careers So the dynamics in your office should be all about happy teamwork and selfless cooperation towards a common cause, right? Not necessarily so.

Your #nptech Community Events Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

If you’re holding regular events gathering the #nptech community let me know and I’ll include you in the next community calendar! Dallas-Fort Worth, TX: Financial Sense: Making your Nonprofit Profitable. Toronto, Canada: Pints Not Profits Toronto. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it’s awesome fun.

Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations

Wild Apricot

Jay Moonah's presentation on Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations was streamed live online as part of The Canadian Institute’s recent “Managing Social Media” conference recently - but if you missed it, no worries! Best practices online community Social networking case studies Non-profit Communications training webinar social media Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest Wild Apricot nptech Web 2.0

Non-Profits Called to Explain Costs of Fundraising

Wild Apricot

Can you imagine asking for $100, and telling your donor up front that $80 will go to the telemarketing company that interrupted his dinner, and only $20 to your non-profit? Tags: accountability Best practices case studies donations Fundraising General News General non-profit interest news nonprofit Non-profit Communications nptech public relations

Social Media Contests a Big Risk for Small Non-Profits?

Wild Apricot

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What are Your Non-Profit's Goals for Social Media?

Wild Apricot

For every hour your non-profit invests in social networking, an hour is lost to other projects that might further your cause more effectively. Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Social networking Non-profit Communications social media How can you know if social media is the best possible use of that time, unless you’ve first figured out what you want to achieve? read more ).

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WCAV - News-Non profits Increase Their "Googlejuice"

AFP Blog

WCAV - News: "Jaggers says local non profits can save on time and money if they forgo sending out traditional newsletters or mass e-mails and start updating their support base through an online journal. Blogging also ups non profits' google juice, a catchy way to explain that having a blog increases web presence. Now, local non profits are hopping on the blogging bandwagon to maximize their. Tags: NPtech

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10 Ways to Sabotage Your Year-End Emails

NetWits

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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NpTech Tag Summary: Learnings from FriendFeed Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Colman set up the nptech room on FriendFeed five days ago and 105 NpTechers have joined the NpTech Room. Also, for the past year, I've been summarizing resources being shared through the NpTech Tag, I've felt frustrated that you didn't always know who had contributed the resource and while one could add brief annotations, there was not a space for conversation around those shared items. NpTech Talk and News. " Will Boyd has a question about non-profit marketing ?

So You Want to Work in a Non-Profit?

Wild Apricot

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Associations and Non-Profits Share Knowledge at AssociationJam.org

Wild Apricot

There’s an incredible wealth of information online for member-driven associations and donor-dependent non-profits, but sorting through it all can be quite daunting. Tags: Associations Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech Social networking websites Association Jam That’s where AssociationJam.org comes in — a new way for managers and staff, consultants, volunteers and board members to share their best information and learn from one another.(

Social Media for Non-Profits: 26 Great Slideshare Presentations You Can Use

Wild Apricot

Great new presentations on social media are coming out almost daily, and many are directed specifically to the needs of non-profits. Best practices online community Social networking case studies Non-profit Communications social media Tags: Non-profit technology Fundraising nptech Web 2.0 But it can be time-consuming to search out those that are up-to-date, actionable, and appropriate to nonprofits.

Keeping your Email Simple (and Mobile-Friendly too!)

NetWits

Regardless … Email Marketing Interactive Mobile Online Fundraising #nptech eMail marketing end of year fundraising fundraising Non-ProfitSurprise, it’s December! Are your end-of-year fundraising emails ready to go out?

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Non-Profit Technology Report: Size Doesn't Matter

Wild Apricot

Smaller non-profit organizations get some encouraging news in NTEN’s newly released 2008 IT Staffing & Spending Report -- when it comes to being on the cutting edge of non-profit technology, size doesn’t matter.( Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech Staffing research

NpTech Tag Summary: NpTech Slide Decks, Twitter Saves Children, and Visualizing Information for Advocacy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Conversations. It notes, "Maybe the answer is an intermediary b/w tech and design volunteers and the non-profits they???re For more NpTech Talk, see this roundup over at the NTEN blog. NpTech Slide Decks SlideShare is like YouTube for powerpoint presentations. There's even an NpTech group that has to date 115 slideshows and 31 members. No problem, I dug into the NpTech + Digg tag archives and pulled out this terrific Beginner's Guide To Digg.

SiliconRepublic.com: Irish non-profits benefit from tech philanthropy

AFP Blog

SiliconRepublic.com: Irish non-profits benefit from tech philanthropy: "07.05.2008 - Nearly 400 non-profit organisations and higher education institutions in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) are using donated licences from Salesforce.com to organise their work, according to the Salesforce.com Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the software-as-a-service company.". Tags: NPIreland NPtech

NpTech in China? Can you help?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

our non-profit world. A few weeks ago I received an email from Jerry Hu introducing me to the Fuping. Development Institute in Beijing, China. The organization works on poverty. alleviation and sustainable development through activities in five main fields. of work: establishment of civil society, corporate social responsibility and. social investments, environment and sustainable development, education and. employment, and integrated community development.

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