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How Cell Phones and Tablets Enable Telework

Tech Soup

As an example, the National Science Foundation (NSF) found that by not commuting, each NSF teleworker reclaims an average of 62 hours of their lives back and saves $1,201 a year. The Mobile Work Exchange has a handy benefits calculator where you can quantify how much telework can help your particular organization.

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Takeaways From the Year-End Nonprofit Fundraising Survey

NonProfit Hub

At the end of the report, the NSF asked charities to predict what their fundraising would look like in 2018. Seventy percent of organizations in the Midwest met their goals compared to 78 percent in the West, but the study states that this gap is not “statistically significant.”. How has 2018 stacked up?

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Cyberinfrastructure: What is it? What does it mean?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The director of the NSF has gone so far as to say that it will "usher in a technological age that dwarfs everything we have yet experienced in its sheer scope and power." The National Science Foundation is convinced cyberinfrastructure will transform the conduct of the sciences and that other academic disciplines will soon follow.

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The Truth about Bilingual Interpretation: Guest Post by Steve Yalowitz

Museum 2.0

When we received the award, we felt a great sense of opportunity and responsibility, since this was the first NSF-funded research study about bilingual families and their experiences in fully bilingual exhibitions. BERI was a three-year collaborative effort I worked on with Cecilia Garibay, Nan Renner and Carlos Plaza.

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ExhibitFiles: Interviews with Initiators Jim Spadaccini and Wendy Pollock

Museum 2.0

Wendy: Part of the thinking was that NSF supported the book Are We There Yet? , NSF requires grant applicants to build on prior knowledge--where do you get it? And with NSF's support, some of the very first things we did were around people developing traveling exhibits. NSF seems to be perfectly happy with that.

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Faith Ringgold: 30 Years of Art-Making and Activism and Video Clip on Women Artists

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to Benjamin Stokes, co-founder of Game sfor Change, the NSF has funded several game projects aimed at girls. There's a growing number of artists, like Mary Flanagan who is on the board of Games for Change, interested in games.

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In Support of Idiosyncrasy

Museum 2.0

Funders like the NSF have encouraged science centers in particular to share their techniques and evaluations, which is fabulous but also leads to rampant and sometimes unthinking imitation. Institutions may feel less of a need to offer something unusual or distinctive if the audience will keep refreshing every few years.

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