How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

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Rosen’s research has found that the average person checks their phone every 15 minutes or less and that approximately 50% of the time there isn’t a notification beckoning them to do so. According to Rosen, we check our phones to reduce anxiety.

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Hold the Phone! If You’re Not Mobile, You’re Missing Out

Connection Cafe

But more than likely you’re a smart phone user. And, according to a Pew Internet study, 7 percent of Americans own a smartphone but have neither traditional broadband service at home, nor easily available alternatives for going online other than their cell phone. While those of us in philanthropy may not like to admit it, we know that our industry tends to be around five years behind the eight ball when it comes to technology adoption.

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[Cool Social Tools] flyp gives you multiple phone numbers!

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———– In the nonprofit world, you likely spend a LOT of time on the phone. Some of you might use a work landline phone to talk with donors, colleagues, vendors and beyond. Some of you might use a second cell phone provided by an employer.

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11 Nonprofits Pioneering the Windows Phone

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Launching a third version of a smartphone app is extremely rare, but with the release of Windows 8 Pro on October 26 for desktop and tablets compatible with the design and functionality of the Windows Phone , nonprofits could very soon be adding a third option to their suite of smartphone apps.

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Why Are Charity Mobile Phone Donation Programs Going Extinct?

Tech Soup Blog

Not that long ago, there were dozens of charity mobile phone donation programs vying for attention. Why Phone Recycling Matters. In the world of electronics recycling, mobile phones are a problem. They distribute about 1,000 emergency phones a month to those who need them.

How Cell Phones and Tablets Enable Telework

Tech Soup Blog

To be able to telework, people usually need five things: a computer or tablet, broadband Internet, access to work email, access to work documents, and a phone. Often our best contact lists are now on our phones. Android is by far the most prevalent tablet and phone platform.

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6 Simple Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Phone Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Maybe, but for many NPOs, saddling up, getting down in the dirt and hitting the phones is still one of the most effective ways to get those donations. We’ve added some tips of our own, so pay attention and you’ll be well on your way to phone fundraising success.

From Phones to Facebook: How to Engage Youth on the Front Lines of Social Media

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" A couple of years ago, my colleagues and I were spending over 150 hours a month on the phone trying to reach high school students in our program. Each time an event took place, or there was a change in our scheduling, we would have to notify several hundred teenagers by phone. Jason Shim. Specialty Mentoring Program Facilitator, Pathways to Education. Mosaic Counselling and Family Services.

Ask Idealware: What is "Mobile Phone Virtualization?"

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What Will Happen When PCs and Mobile Phones Converge?

Tech Soup Blog

Most African and Latin American countries are on a completely different mobile phone infrastructure track. However, basic mobile phone infrastructure (not broadband data infrastructure) is far from completed in most countries including more advanced BRIC countries like India.

How to Get Long Life Out of Laptop and Cell Phone Batteries

Tech Soup Blog

I got to talking last week with Kiera Butler of Mother Jones magazine about the best ways to keep the rechargeable batteries in laptops and mobile phones healthy and long-lived. A cell phone battery can last the same length of time, and is good for approximately 400 recharges. The average life span of a cell phone, however, is only 18 months , so a single battery should last the lifetime of a mobile phone.

How To Build Customer Relationships Through Phone Conversations

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Every business leader should periodically call his/her company to observe how their customers are being treated by their employees -- because, all too often a phone conversation becomes a customer turnoff rather than a relationship builder. Was the phone answered after two rings or less?

New Pew Study Shows that Two Thirds of Americans Check their Phones Even When They’re Not Buzzing

Mobile Commons

A new Pew fact sheet shows just how addicted Americans are to their mobile phones. 67% of people check their devices for incoming messages “even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.”. 98% of 18-49 Year Olds Have a Mobile Phone.

8 Things We Love About Internet Phone Calls (aka VoIP)

TechImpact

Internet phone calls, referred to as Voice over IP (VoIP), are becoming an increasingly popular cloud service due to the low cost, long-term hardware sustainability, increased quality, and wider variety of features, as compared to the copper infrastructure of traditional phone systems.

Diabetes UK launches mobile phone membership scheme

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Diabetes UK launches mobile phone membership scheme

How to Backup Your Windows Phone or Windows 8 Tablet

Tech Soup Blog

We'll start with Windows devices, but posts on Android and iOS phones and tablets will come in the following weeks. Backing Up Windows Phone. Windows Phone 8 , Microsoft's next generation mobile operating system, has improved backup features from Windows 7.

The New Mobile Normal & Three Easy Ways to Address It

NetWits

Back even a year ago, some friends would say “Can’t you put your phone away and just enjoy our conversation?” According to a recent econsultancy blog Inforgraphic - by December more Americans will read emails from their phone than their lap or desktops.

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Shouldn’t the Word Phone Be Removed from Mobile? The Use of the Mobile by Nonprofits for Development

Tech Soup Blog

phone was a brand new and exciting phenomenon and something that only a. The mobile phone (henceforth to. Text message a landline phone. So how can nonprofits utilize mobile phones for their work? This was originally posted on the GuideStar International blog.

You Just Destroyed Your Phone — Now What?

Tech Soup Blog

Since it was a Friday and I was leaving for NTC in a few days, repairing was not a viable option, so I ended up getting a new phone. (I I do, of course, recognize the great fortune being able to get a new phone relatively easily, but that's another post).

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5 Mobile Fundraising Apps for Do-Gooders and Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Fundraising Mobile Media Android Apps iPhone Apps Smartphone Apps Windows Phone Since the launch of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 many mobile fundraising apps have been released, but few have been successful.

Infographic: Interesting Stats On The Rise Of Internet Phone Calls

TechImpact

Internet phone calls, typically referred to as voice over internet protocol (VoIP) by IT professionals, are becoming increasingly popular amongst businesses and nonprofits, both small and large. Accessible on multiple devices, including desktops, laptops, and cell phones.

7 Ways for Nonprofits to Use Mobile Phones to Rake in Cash Monies

NTEN

But what you may not have anticipated was that $41m of these dollars flowed through mobile phones via “premium text messages.” As it turns out, The Red Cross used but one of several common methods to generate revenue from mobile phone owners. Using this simple method, your nonprofit advertises the availability of your designated fundraising phone number to potential donors. Using this method, you’d similarly promote your designated fundraising phone number.

5 Reasons Hotel Concierge Services Should Start Using SMS

Mobile Commons

Text messaging is the default communication method for most people, above and beyond a phone call, simply because it is a quicker and more convenient way of reaching people. This ability to reach hotel staff from any location offers a huge leg up on the traditional hotel room phone call.

Summer Cleaning: A Data Hygiene Checklist Any Nonprofit Can Reference!

Connection Cafe

Appending phone numbers is critical to the success of any major and planned giving program, as well as annual phone-a-thon programs. The most successful fundraising institutions regularly update and append phone numbers. Look for a service that also obtains whether or not your prospect is on the “Do-Not-Call Registry”, as this can help determine if phone contact is the best way to communicate and engage with your prospects.

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iFixit’s Basic Phone Repairs that Most of Us Can Do

Tech Soup Blog

A single cell phone, for example, is composed of between 500 to 1,000 different components — many sourced from countries that aren’t well-known for safe mining practices, human rights, or environmental practices.

The Cell Phone Solution: Easy Emergency Preparedness for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Cell phones and "smartphones" are easily the greatest additions to accessible emergency preparedness and disaster response. Virtually any nonprofit can dramatically increase its level of emergency preparedness and planning efficiency by embracing cell phone technology.

Four Nonprofits Pioneering Windows 8

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Some simple words of advice for nonprofits considering launching a Windows 8 App (or an iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone App), add the keywords “nonprofit” and “charity” to make your apps easier to find. Related Link: 11 Nonprofits Pioneering the Windows Phone.

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Instant Gratification on Your Phone

NCE Social Media

If you are the 1 in 3 Americans using a smart phone, how are you spending your time on the phone? According to a new report by TNS Digital Media , using social media is the thing people spend the most time on when they’re using their smartphones. The report found that 4.6

Pew Report Shows that Mobile Phones are the Best Way to Reach the Most People

Mobile Commons

A recent Pew Report shows that mobile phones are the best way to reach the vast majority of the American public. It show that large differences in Internet access still exist across demographic groups, and that the cellular phone is the technology owned by the largest percentage of Americans.

You Just Destroyed Your Phone — Now What?

AFP Blog

You Just Destroyed Your Phone — Now What? : Since it was a Friday and I was leaving for NTC in a few days, repairing was not a viable option, so I ended up getting a new phone. (I I do, of course, recognize the great fortune being able to get a new phone relatively easily, but that''s another post A couple of days ago, I had the misfortune of dropping my smartphone, shattering and rendering the screen unresponsive.

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Pew Study Shows that Texting Outpaces All Other Cell Phone Functions

Mobile Commons

Today’s cell phones allow people do everything on the go: check their bank account, send emails, take photos, look up their favorite restaurants. But a recent Pew Report shows that when it comes to a phone’s various functions, users in almost every age category overwhelmingly prefer to use their phones for text messaging. The 18 – 29-year-old age group dominates, with 97% of cell phone users using their phone for SMS.

New to TechSoup: CDI Tablets

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apps mobile phone mobile phones tsmobiletechnology TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, CDI. CDI is a supplier of recertified, brand-name computers, primarily to educators.

Why Mobile Sites Have Gone from a "Nice-to-Have" to a "Must Have" for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Fundraising Marketing Online Activism Online Fundraising Tech Planning Using the Web and Internet Web Building mobile phone nonprofits mobile phones nonprofit tsmobiletechnology tsmobilebeacon

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Opting Out of Junk Mail and Phone Directories to Save Paper

Tech Soup Blog

It's hard to get companies to stop sending junk mail and catalogs, but it is a colossal waste of paper. Here are some practical things. that nonprofits, businesses, and consumers can do about reducing all the junk paper cluttering their offices. Why Opt Out? Getting rid of junk mail is worthwhile not only for sanity. sake, but also has a huge environmental cost. According to the San. Francisco-based nonprofit, Forest Ethics , more than 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the U.S.

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Can the 50-Minute Phone Rule Change Your Life? - Vogue

AFP Blog

Can the 50-Minute Phone Rule Change Your Life? Vogue : "Instead of laughing in my face for speaking in clichés, Simon shared that he’d taken motivational speaker and author Brendon Burchard’s advice on giving up “screens”—not just phones, but laptops and TV as well—for the first and last 50 minutes of his day. “It’s

Seize the Opportunity for Mobile Engagement in 2016

Tech Soup Blog

mobile fundraising mobile phonesWe've reached an important tipping point in how mobile is being used. Blackbaud has reported recently that mobile conversions in 2015 have reached a new record, with 19 percent of donations and 23 percent of event registrations made from a mobile device.

GOOGbye, Email Addresses, Phone Numbers | Re/code

AFP Blog

GOOGbye, Email Addresses, Phone Numbers | Re/code : OMG strangers! was just one of many strong reactions to the news that Google was opting Gmail users in to a confusing new feature. Here’s how it works: Google users that you have added to a G circle (its version of following) will be able to message you in Gmail without needing your email address. These messages will look like email, but will appear in a Social tab, not your main inbox.

Business Phones and the Small Nonprofit: Idealware's Story

Idealware

There were two phone lines and two consumer-grade wireless handsets. Last summer, Idealware moved to a new office space, and transferred its two existing phone lines and installed a third. By January 2011, Idealware had grown to five staff members in the main office, but still had just three phones. Simply adding more phone lines wasn't feasible. Last November, we wrote an article about installing phone systems on a shoestring budget.

Work-Life Balance Tool: Intentional Airplane Mode

NTEN

I love being on planes because my beloved cell phone gets turned completely off, or put into airplane mode. I am rarely more than a foot away from my phone, so theres something about airplane mode that I find liberatingnot having to respond to anyone or anything.

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