Diabetes UK launches mobile phone membership scheme

AFP Blog

Diabetes UK launches mobile phone membership scheme

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Phone app | www.onedaywithoutshoes.com

AFP Blog

Phone app | www.onedaywithoutshoes.com

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Can Mobile Phones Solve Homelessness?

Tech Soup Blog

Are mobile phones a lifeline for homeless people? Homeless people use mobile phones to break their isolation, find food and shelter, and connect with the people they care about. The Mobile4All project also sees mobile phones as a key to open the door to recovery and self-sufficiency.

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.

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How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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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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.

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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

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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

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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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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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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.

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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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Break Your Mobile Phone Addiction: There’s An App for That and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Having trouble getting that mobile phone out of your hands and checking it when you need to focus on work? There’s an app that can help you break your mobile phone addiction and it makes it fun. The app is called Forest that turns putting down your phone into a game.

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

SocialFish

———– 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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Cell Phones Make Donating Easier - Mobiledia

AFP Blog

Cell Phones Make Donating Easier - Mobiledia : "'[The program] has a number of advantages over cash collection,' Laurence told the Institute of Fundraising in London. 'It It appeals to the younger generation of donors, half of which do not donate to charity at all. 100% of the donation goes to the charity's bank account and it allows for the collection of gift aid.'". NPIOF2011 NPMobile

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Charity app allows marathon spectators to make instant donations by pointing phones at runners' vests

AFP Blog

Charity app allows marathon spectators to make instant donations by pointing phones at runners'' vests : "Marathon spectators will be able to make charity donations by taking a picture of a runner''s vest on a mobile phone, a not-for-profit organisation has said. Up to 750,000 spectators at the London Marathon on Sunday will be able to donate money by aiming the SnapDonate app at each runner’s vest and ‘snapping’ the charity logo with their phones." ''via Blog this

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How To Evaluate Your Customer Service Phone Team

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?

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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Text Messages are the Best Way to Drive Phone Calls to Legislators

Mobile Commons

Political activists know that phone calls to Congress are the best way to influence legislators. But what’s the best way to actually get your organization’s supporters to pick up the phone and make those calls? Mobile Research Mobile Strategy & Tips Phone Calls Use Cases

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How to Clear Critical Data From Your Cell Phone Before You Get Rid of It

Tech Soup Blog

we get new cell phones on average every 18 months. One of biggest risks we face is the critical data stored in our old phones that we get rid of. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to do a hard reset and clear mobile phones of personal information. In the U.S.,

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The Hottest New Mobile Device is a “Dumb Phone”

Mobile Commons

If you’ve been following the news from the Mobile World Congress (and who hasn’t), you may notice the big buzz has all been around an old phone. The last time we saw the Nokia 3310, Bill Clinton was still president, and all the phone did was take phone calls and allow for text messaging.

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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.

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Vanity Fair Says the Flip Phone Revolution is Back!

Mobile Commons

Last month the Wall Street Journal wrote that flip phones are making a comeback. Now Vanity Fair is reporting that flip phones aren’t just convenient – they’re also a status symbol : Just last year, Hollywood legend Robert De Niro admitted he uses a flip phone.

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New Yorker: Phone Calls are the Most Effective Way to Petition the Government, “Short of Showing Up in Person”

Mobile Commons

But with that deluge, do the phone calls actually matter? Long answer: The article runs through the history of phones in Washington, starting with Rutherford B. Hayes on the White House’s first phone. It’s a great piece if you’re interested in phone call activism.

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Wall Street Journal Considers the Flip to Feature Phones

Mobile Commons

million so-called feature phones shipped in the U.S., ” Feature phones – aka flip phones – are those relics from a past era that don’t let you download apps. Many people prefer feature phones because they’re cheap and reliable. “Last year, 24.2

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.

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Everytown for Gun Safety Finds that Text Messages Are 3x More Effective than Emails for Driving Advocacy Phone Calls

Mobile Commons

Last July, Everytown and Moms Demand Action drove almost 200,000 phone calls around the #NoBillNoBreak sit-in. SMS Is the Most Effective Way to Drive Advocacy Phone Calls When they want to rally their members to speak up, Everytown reaches out across all their platforms.

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The Phone Test

Tech Soup Blog

Here's an idea from our friend Laura at Idealware: what if you measured any communications method by whether it would have more or less impact than spending the same amount of time calling donors on the phone? If your goal is to have a conversation, then why not pick up the phone and have one?

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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.

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Mobile phone-based humanitarian projects need greater co-ordination | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional

AFP Blog

Mobile phone-based humanitarian projects need greater co-ordination | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional : Mobile phone-based humanitarian projects need greater co-ordination Mobile technology can help save more lives, but there are challenges to overcome. Handing out phones isn't enough

Phone Calls Are the Best Way to Influence Legislators. Here’s How to Set Up Your Own Call-In Campaign

Mobile Commons

A phone call from a constituent can, indeed, hold more weight than an email, and far outweighs a Facebook post or a tweet,” writes the Times. You can ask your constituents to either text in a keyword or to dial a phone number.

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How Mobile Phones Are Saving Lives in the Developing World

AFP Blog

How Mobile Phones Are Saving Lives in the Developing World : "In six months, our pilot in Malawi saved the clinical staff 1,200 hours of follow-up time and more than $3,000 in motorbike fuel,” Nesbit says. We’re looking at how mobile phones can make the health care system and the people working in it more efficient, with the end goal of saving more lives,” says Nesbit.

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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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Ask Idealware: What is "Mobile Phone Virtualization?"

Idealware

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Mobile for Good: Fire Phone, Locking Down Data, and Services for the Homeless

Tech Soup Blog

From apps to new devices to connected home objects that can be controlled with your phone, the market is saturated with all things mobile. For this month's column, I'm going to dissect the latest entry into the smartphone field: the Amazon Fire Phone.

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Advocacy was an equally important area in which mobile showed steady success, in fact, text messages successfully drove phone calls at more than twice the rate that email advocacy messages drove traditional web-based actions.

How Cell Phones and Tablets Enable Telework - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup

AFP Blog

How Cell Phones and Tablets Enable Telework - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup : Telework By Any Other Name Actually the names for telework are proliferating at a good clip. You can call us work-from-home employees, e-workers, iWorkers, teleworkers, telecommuters, web workers, mobile professionals, mobile workers, digital nomads, location-independent professionals, technomads, or workers 2.0.

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How to Back Up Your Android Phone or Tablet

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, we covered Windows Phones and Windows 8 tablets. This week, we'll cover how to back up your Android phone or tablet. With Google's mobile operating system, Android, you can link your phone or tablet data with your personal Google account.

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Mobile Citizen Journalism: The Phone As Global Equalizer « MobileBehavior

AFP Blog

Mobile Citizen Journalism: The Phone As Global Equalizer « MobileBehavior: "iran-mobile-citizenThe Iranian crisis put Twitter in the spotlight as an organizational tool showcasing how the online world could be used to communicate and unite people, despite government censorship. Armed with cell phones, Iranians were able to text, tweet, and send pictures and videos to the world community, focusing

The Hottest New Mobile Device is a “Dumb Phone”

Mobile Commons

If you’ve been following the news from the Mobile World Congress (and who hasn’t), you may notice the big buzz has all been around an old phone. And now the classic is back: HMD rolled out a suite of new Nokia phones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday, including a relaunch of the 3310 that capitalizes on ‘dumb phone’ nostalgia.” The new phones will still be Paleolithic by iPhone standards.

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Universal Mobile Phone Charger

Tech Soup Blog

Hold the phone! The mobile phone industry has decided to do something about this. Mobile phone companies including Apple, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson (which together account for over 80% of the mobile phone market worldwide ) have struck a deal with the European Union to introduce the one-size-fits-all or universal mobile phone charger by January 2010.

How to Buy Greener Mobile Phones

Tech Soup Blog

What's New in Green Mobile Phones. If you're in the market for a new cell phone or smartphone, there are some green models that you've probably never heard of like the Sony Ericsson GreenHeart , Samsung Reclaim , Samsung Blue Earth , Nokia Evolve , and the Motorola Renew.

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Don’t Bring Your Phone in the Shower

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Don’t Bring Your Phone in the Shower – guest post by Carrie Avery. Flickr Photo by Helokee. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle.

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