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. To talk about the evolution of nonprofit technology we really need to pick a place to start, because the beginning could be anywhere. What this means for tools, specifically, is that we don’t actually like technology.

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NPTech Conversations in SXSW Panels

Amy Sample Ward

NPTech Panels Want Your Votes! Beth Kanter has a terrific round up of nonprofit technology panels proposed for SXSW. Tags: events 4change challenges competition impact innovation panels socialchange socialmedia sxsw

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NpTech Tag: Stop Cyberbulling Day is Today!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's what some nonprofit technology bloggers posted - Paul Lamb , Allison Fine , and Deborah Finn. For Next Week's NpTech Tag Summary. NpTech Talk. Marnie Webb asks " Have you seen the Technology Innovation Fund projects ?"

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NpTech Tag Summary: Five Hot Conversations!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Tag Skypecast Anyone? Marnie Webb puts out a call for a call next wed, thurs, or friday to discuss in real time the issues that have surfaced around the NpTech Tag. Might we start seeing tag called "NpTechUk" or a wiki for the UK Riders List?

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.

NpTech Tag: People Behind Tags, NpTech Timeline, Twitter, and More Widgets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gavin's NpTech Timeline in SlideShare. It's The People Behind The Tags! " Gavin's idiosyncratic timeline of circuit riders, NTEN, and other things related to the NPTech community. Kikono - Digg for NpTech. technologies. Steven Cliff's Notes - Saving Internet 1.0

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Open Community and NPTech

NTEN

How does Open Community affect NPTech? Technologies like social sign-on, social monitoring platforms, and social media marketing tools will become vital for supporting an Open Community. Tags: lindy dreyer maddie grant NPTech NTEN

Why we’re not friends anymore: the nptech echo chamber

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I did a kind of radical experiment a couple of weeks ago: I de-friended almost all of my nptech and client Facebook friends (cutting my friend count by more than 60%). A while ago, I realized that I would keep hearing the same nonprofit technology related stuff, over and over again, and I realized I was contributing to that by using Ping.fm Now of course it used to be that all of my Facebook “friends&# were other nptech early adopters. facebook nptech

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the above is the actual cover of " Visualizing Information for Advocacy " - a must read booklet from Tactical Technology Collective. NpTech Conversations. This guide on the Total Cost of Technology from the ICT Hub may also be useful.

NpTech Tag Summary: Chimp Personality, Convio Open API, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Conversations Convio Opens Up API Jason at DIA summarizes the posts and the bigs news in the nptech field this last week - Convio Releases An Open API. The NTC is the nonprofit technology's field largest gathering. Many individuals tag hundreds of resources each week.

NpTech Tag: Roundups from and about Facebook and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

without becoming slaves to technology. Small dots is an advocate for technology in the arts. Graphing Social Patterns is a conference devoted to the business and technology of Facebook taking place next week in Silicon Valley. Tag your post with "net2thinktank."

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NpTech Tag Summary: Highlights from the NpDev and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's a few sessions notes in the wiki: NpTech Tag , definition of Open API For-Profit/Nonprofit Software Collaborations and where are the biggest tool gaps ? New Blogs Yes, Tobias Eigen blogs and we've just discovered his blog in the NpTech Tag stream.

NpTech Tag: Socially Responsible Idol, Nptech Meebo Chat at PDF Conference, and Personal Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While the meebo nptech chat room is chatting live during the PDF, a few tweets overheard on twitter anticipate the upcoming NetSquared Conference. Marshall Kirkpatrick's Comparing 5 Ways To Tag Videos hit dig popular. It's prompting some conversation in nptech space and beyond.

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Connected Futures Workshop: Reflection from NpTech Tag Community Field Trip

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The workshop design looks at how to considering the role and activity of the technology stewards in authentic situations as well as exploring the uses of social technologies to stay in touch as well as for sustained inquiry. I followed to lead trip into the NpTech Tag Community. or social technologies into community of practice work ask amazing questions. Having a facilitator - the summaries helped make the tag stream accessible.

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NpTech FriendFeed Room: NpTech Punk Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

NpTech Tag Summary: 10 x 10 Ten NpTech Tagged Items About Social Media and Nonprofits That You Can Check Out in Ten Minutes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Technologies to Recruit, Organize and Engage Youth. Nonprofit Tech Blog points to a new report from United Nations Foundation and The Vodafone Group Foundation, " Wireless Technology for Social Change: Trends in NGO Mobile Use." Want to listen on Twitter?

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If I could do the NpTech Tag Over Again.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NPTech tag is used on del.icio.us It started right when these sites had just started, and it arose from the need to develop a nonprofit technology taxonomy. The idea was to tell people to tag with nptech everything that is relevant and then look to see what was being tagged to see how the tags were being used. nptech was chosen so that it made sense, and because it was short -- short and intuitive.

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NpTech Tag Summary: 10 Web 2.0 Things You Can Do In Ten Minutes!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NpTech Tag Summary went on hiatus to give some space to. I'm moving beyond monitoring the NpTech tagged items and meta feeds to incorporate nuggets from micro media sources, nptech bloggers, friend feeds, and USG. Photo by SpacePotato.

NpTech Tag Summary: Best Wishes for Healthy, Happy, and Social 2008!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Net2 Secret Plan from Marnie Webb NpTech Tag New Year's Reflections, Predictions, and Best Ofs What are some of the ways that the social web marks the New Year? For social media and technology predictions, here's a few from the Read/Write Web.

NpTech Tag Summary: Penguin Day in New Orleans, Fondling the Tools, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005. Many individuals tag hundreds of resources each week.

NpTech Tag Summary: Free Ranger Rick, Green Geekery, and Blog Day is Next Week!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Funding Opportunities A recap of funding opportunities mentioned in previous NpTech Tag Summaries and are of interest to nonprofit techies: Razoo promotes social good. Tagged with a footnote Marnie Webb notes "What do you think of the survey O'Reilly points to?

NpTech Tag Summary: Face-to-Face or Mediated Experience, Open Source Software Communities, and Blog Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A social graph if the NpTech tag based on a google search NpTech Conversations Gavin's digital diner has written an article about the options that technology gives us for opting out of face-to-face gatherings. Many individuals tag hundreds of resources each week.

NpTech Tag Summary: Nonprofits Lead Fortune 500 in Social Web Adoption, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At first, I thought it might be about this recent issue , but it was the name of event " Hacking Philanthropy " to discuss philanthropy and technology today. Slides are available in the NpTech group in Slideshare. Many individuals tag hundreds of resources each week.

NPTech Summary: Happy Holidays!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

NpTech Tag Summary: Voting Deadline at Netsquared Extended, NTC Pipe, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Due to some technical glitches , you now have 48 additional hours to figure out what 5-10 of the 150 fantastic social change and technology projects at Netsquared will receive your vote. The NTEN's NTC and NPTech Pipe. Many individuals tag hundreds of resources each week.

NpTech Tag Summary: Scarcity Thinking, Social Network Fragmentation?, and Engagement Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A Few NpTech Conversations. tools] - it was a very interesting exercise, because it revealed the different ways of thinking about technology that we had. Also found in the NpTech tag stream and a good backdrop to this conversation is " When the best tool for the job.

I've been tagged!

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Still catching up on reading all my blogging chums last month's posts after my big trip, and I just noticed that I've been tagged by Michelle Murraine of Zen and the Art of Non-Profit Technology in a game of revealing five things most people don't know about me / and then I've got to tag five others - who hopefully have not been already caught up in this excercise. 5) For several years I was a bagel baker in a commercial bakery So whom should I tag?

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Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

Tech Soup Blog

We lead off with Amy Sample Ward who is the executive director of NTEN , the big membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. She also writes for the Stanford Social Innovation Review and she also has one of the most read personal blogs in NPTech.

2009 TAG Conference: Call for Submissions

NTEN

The folks in the Technology Affinity Group (TAG) , as part of the Council on Foundations , have a lot in common with the NTEN community. In fact, many folks in the NTEN community are also part of TAG, and vice versa. With that in mind -- and because I'm sure the folks at TAG have noticed the general awesomeness of the NTEN community -- they're inviting you to submit session proposals for their 2009 TAG conference, which will be held in November in San Antonio, TX.

NpTech Tag Summary: Putting the U in YouTube, Some Cool Events, and Electronic Sheep Dreams

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Talk. Yikes, the first ever tag spam I've seen in the NpTech Tag Stream! Then, I remembered the phrase flowed through the NPtech tag stream about six months as a reference to interface design.) Some really cool events flowing through the NpTech Tag Stream! The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005. Many individuals tag hundreds of resources each week.

NpTech Tag Summary: Party Metaphors, Conversations, and A Few Good Links

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Conversation Tracking in the NpTech Space There quite a blog buzz about the need for a Netsquared European Remix going on. Via Laura Quinn at Idealware comes a pointer to a research paper titled " Technology Motivators and Usage in Not-for-Profit Arts Organizations " that comes from the Systems Synthesis Project course at the H. " The 1cent thoughts on NPTech blog muses , "Is technology the step child of older organizations?

Tags and Web2.0

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

My point was simply that most of the non-profits I work with have far more crucial technology issues to resolve at this moment. There's a great deal of esoteric talk about tagging to be found out there - but I'd like to take this space to introduce new users to the technology. Instead of putting your bookmarked sites in folders, as your browser does, delicious lets you assign as many tags as you wish to each bookmark. Suppose you bookmark my blog and tag it nonprofitsoftware.

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An Amazing NpTech Social Media Link Buffet: Take Your Pick!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the past two weeks, links shared via the #nptech hashtag on Twitter have been like a Chinese buffet, a huge selection of tempting dishes that look so good you want to fill an entire plate. The conference will showcase NTEN's new book about mission-driven technology.

NPTech New Year's Resolutions

NTEN

Use Technology to "Work Smarter." Experiment with Technology. Tags: nptech npecon Flickr Photo: Voetmann Personally, I like New Year's resolutions. Sure, they're kind of cheesy. And yes, every year, I say I'm going to lose some weight, then rarely do. I really like bread!) But I like them anyway because, for a few moments every year, I check in with my priorities, take stock of the world around me, and see where the two connect.

Nonprofit Technology Events

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Technology Events: "Nonprofit Technology EventsFind and share technology events for nonprofits in your areaWelcome to the NPTech Events Calendar, where you can keep up-to-date on nonprofit technology conferences, meetings, and workshops around the globe. Brought to you via an RSS feed from popular event-sharing community Upcoming.com, you can use this calendar to: Tags: NPTechnologyCalendar

Women and Technology

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 Women and Technology November 15, 2006 One of the things I really like about the nonprofit technology community is that there are so many women involved. There are lots of women on the varied lists I read, there are nonprofit technology organizations that have lots of women leaders, and all of that is great.

Technology Support as Teaching

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 Technology Support as Teaching April 24, 2007 I’ve been thinking a lot about technology support lately. Part of it is being prompted by my own technology support experiences with my satellite “broadband&# provider (which have been largely frustrating). All technology providers have to deal at some level with support.

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Business & Technology | Nonprofit consortium, NetHope, formed to share technology | Seattle Times Newspaper

AFP Blog

Business & Technology | Nonprofit consortium, NetHope, formed to share technology | Seattle Times Newspaper: "Seattle has become a hub for technology and philanthropy, so it's not surprising that a nonprofit consortium combining both would find fertile ground here.The group, NetHope, has grown to 26 members, including locally based nonprofits Mercy Corps, PATH and World Vision, and major. Tags: NPtech NPConsorttium

NpTech Summary: Nonprofit and Social Change Digg Redux

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That was the conversation in the nonprofit, nonprofit technology, and social change social media space. nonprofit technology thought leader Marnie Webb created the NpTech Tag as a way for nonprofit techies to share bookmarks on del.icio.us. To get a zeitgeist of nptech.

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NpTech Tag: Change.org To Launch White-Label Social Network for Nonprofits, GeekToys that Give Geekbumps, and Blog Readability

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Most NpTech blogs are high school level. Marnie Webb (who appears to be blogging a bit more these days since she switched to a MAC ) tagged an interesting article from the Wall Journal that asks " Is there a numerical cap on how many friends we can have? Video The AFP Nonprofit Technology blog points to a story by Jennifer Gilomen from BAVC about digital storytelling techniques and tools for nonprofits in the NPTimes. Many individuals tag hundreds of resources each week.

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NpTech Summary: Advocacy 2.0, Sketchcastes, and NpTech in Different Languages

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Talk. NpTech Software. Travis August tags this announcement from TechSmith, makers of SnagIt and Camtasia, about Mac development. artsnetCMS - Center for Arts Management and Technology free CMS via Ma.gnolia NpTech Group with a hat tip to Idealware The On-Demand Nonprofit by Sonny Cloward on NTEN Blog as Laura Quinn notes on Idealware Blog , "A great rundown from Sonny Cloward about the practical applications (and limitations) of Google Apps for nonprofits."

Nonprofit Technology News for May 2014

Tech Soup Blog

It’s time to catch up on some nonprofit technology trends and news again! The First Crowdfunding Platform for Nonprofit Technology Projects. The tech support nonprofit, TechBridge in Georgia, has launched the first crowdfunding platform for nonprofit technology projects.

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NTEN Member Round-Up: You're Doing NPTech Right!

NTEN

(Note: I've changed up the format slightly to frame these round-ups around your success stories, your stories about working on "getting things right" on your job and with your organization with the help of technology.