What are your most useful synchronous online facilitation practices?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's why Nancy White's post on most useful synchronous online facilitation practices really caught my eye. Nancy takes us through a gradient of modalities and technologies for synchronous meetings. For the same reason, I love my cordless phone because I find I listen to long phone meetings better when I can walk around and move away from my computer. Photo by/NC from Matthew Saunders' Flickr Stream.

Android — The new Google mobile phone OS | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

So, is it too much to ask for a decent interface on my phone? Still the most successful consumer product is clearly the mobile phone with around 3 billion users [ Source ]. t cell phones easier to navigate and customize to our needs, the way our computer operating systems are? Basically, Android will allow developers to create applications for phones similar to the way they create applications for any computer operating system.

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Sunrise Calendar App: Stay on Top of Your Busy Schedule

Tech Soup Blog

This free app synchronizes event information from your various social media and calendar accounts into one sleek display. These smart little tweaks are the reason why Sunrise goes above-and-beyond your phone's out-of-the-box calendar app. social media mobile phone apps App It Up tssocialmedia tsmobiletechnology One of my personal and professional New Year's resolutions is to get better at managing my time – and to actually be on time.

Is Facial Recognition The Future of Event Check-In?

AccelEvents

Android and iOS mobile phones now use this technology as a type of passcode. Facial recognition check-in can also provide an added amount of technological automation and synchronization between the in-person event space and the event planning technology.

Training Volunteers for Hybrid Events: 7 Best Practices

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At the same time, collect the participant’s email address and event-day mobile phone number.     You’ll also want to establish a plan for synchronizing your communications to get messages out efficiently. Volunteers can help make your hybrid event a success.

Is Facial Recognition The Future of Event Check-In?

AccelEvents

Android and iOS mobile phones now use this technology as a type of passcode. Facial recognition check-in can also provide an added amount of technological automation and synchronization between the in-person event space and the event planning technology.

More fundraising software = more data headaches

3rd Sector Labs

We move, changes jobs, get married, have families, develop new interests, add and drop contact info like phone numbers and email addresses, and a whole lot more. Whether the objective is to clean it, enrich it, synchronize it, move it, integrate it, mine it, or interpret it, nonprofits need data management plans in order to optimize the performance of these fundraising systems. Technology both simplifies and complicates our lives.

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Social CRM, part 2: Metrics vs. CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

It involves using technology to organize, automate, and synchronize business processes—principally sales activities, but also those for marketing, customer service, and technical support. And these tools are great at doing CRM with the standard communications methods – email, phone, snail mail, in person contact. So while I’ve been off twitter, I’ve had time to research social CRM (funny, that.) And what I’ve found is pretty interesting.

Expect the punch in the face as part of your strategy development.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Mobile phones with more spacial awareness. Spatial awareness of the phones and people. Real time synchronization of organizing during broadcast events. . In many context, it is always a struggle to find partners that want to invest in creating adaptive process and infrastructure. In times of uncertainty, we are often attracted to the "silver bullet" rather than the negotiated settlement.

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Expect the punch in the face as part of your strategy development.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Mobile phones with more spacial awareness. Spatial awareness of the phones and people. Real time synchronization of organizing during broadcast events. . In many context, it is always a struggle to find partners that want to invest in creating adaptive process and infrastructure. In times of uncertainty, we are often attracted to the "silver bullet" rather than the negotiated settlement.

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5 Takeaways from the bbcon 2020 Virtual Higher Ed Super Session

Connection Cafe

They were able to meet via phone and social media channels, a s well as in person while remaining s ocially distance. . W e successfully hosted our first fully virtual and truly global conference , bbcon 2020.

Connect with TechSoup at NCVS!

Tech Soup Blog

Windows LiveMeeting — Our partners at Microsoft have been innovating web conferencing tools as convergence software , allowing for integration across Microsoft Office and Outlook in addition to synchronized audio and video. Facebook — We post frequently to our TechSoup Facebook page from our laptops, tablets and phones by tagging @TechSoup in our updates. This post was written by Evonne Heyning , part of TechSoup's Community team.

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APIs for Social Media Integration and More: A Gentle Introduction for Nonprofits

NTEN

We can utilize APIs to transfer data from one system to another and even synchronize data sets in order to end up with the cleanest data possible. Phone. It allows you to build products and features that utilize both phone calls and SMS text messages. By Chris Dumas, Product Manager, FirstGiving. Websites today are often full-blown applications.

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Should Nonprofits Focus on Email or Facebook?

Connection Cafe

Almost everyone in this country who uses the internet at all has an email account, whether they access it by phone, tablet or laptop. . Though email is now a mobile medium as well, Facebook and mobile phones have long gone hand in hand (hah!). . Synchronous. A question I have often heard: should nonprofits focus on email or Facebook? Of course, the correct answer is almost always “both.”

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Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth Kanter

Facebook groups mostly function asynchronously, but a synchronous activity now and again can really rally the troops. Think about the relationships between what happens in the group, on Facebook in general, over email, on the phone, in person, at events, etc. Photo by Laughing Squid.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Modest Proposal to Organizers: Four Steps to Start

Network-Centric Advocacy

Solicit email names whenever you ask for phone, fax or postal addresses. The technology advantage in organizing is not only about scaling up to national campaigns but the biggest advantages can come at the very local and small group level that can leverage new technology to coordinate and synchronize small groups of activists into a more effective advocacy team than we could just a few years ago. Solicit email names whenever you ask for phone, fax or postal addresses.

NetCentric Advocacy: Technology Fuels Collective Sparring Over Bolton, but to What End? : PDF : Are We Hitting the Wall?

Network-Centric Advocacy

We need to synchronize skill and intelligence so that we can synchronize resistance and voice. Senator Chafee and his staff do pay attention to emails and calls initiated by advocacy groups, admits Hourahan, “but after a while when you have so many calls and emails and blast faxes from one phone number, impact subsides.” We need to synchronize skill and intelligence so that we can synchronize resistance and voice.

You don't want to be MacGyver with your donor data

Connection Cafe

You need to synchronize your online and offline systems. And wouldn’t it be even nicer if you didn’t have to go back and manually update all your spreadsheets with every thank you note, email, tweet, Facebook post, phone call, or face to face meeting? Author: Jennifer Darrouzet. Let’s face it, spreadsheets are great at lots of things. They’re an easy tool built to satisfy the MacGyver in all of us as we battle through our daily tasks.

On Frogloop's Radar

Care2

Check out this OneWorld workshop on March 26th from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM at the Benton Foundation, which will discuss best practices on email communications, blogs, RSS feeds and social media and how to synchronize them. MobileActive , a nonprofit organization that that advocates using mobile phones for social impact is doing a special feature on women in mobiles in advocacy and social development in honor of International Women's Day. Nonprofit Social Network Survey.

Treo 650 and Treo 700W Review | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I’ve found that the Treo 650 at least as provisioned by Verizon Wireless is a problematic phone at best because the sync software performs poorly. Setup of synchronization between Exchange and the Treo 700W is quite painless but will require some moderate reconfiguration of your Exchange server. The Treo 700Ws come with backup software for the dreaded day that one will have to do a hard reset which eliminates all data on the phone and resets it to its original state.

Beaconfire Survey: What online innovactions do you predict in 2008? | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Ali, Marketing Consultant : In a word, I’d say synchronization. Our users, more and more often, are going to be accessing our sites through wireless handheld devices (phones are already in much wider use for this in other countries) and figuring out how this increased and widened access to our sites intersects with out desire to try and do even more with the same sites, will be a great challenge.

The search for good web conferencing

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

It’s quite interesting, and it deals with the audio over phone issue (which is a major snag) by dispensing with two-way audio entirely, and just using one-way audio.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Data:Information: Knowledge: What can we do in 2 years later?

Network-Centric Advocacy

mediavolunteer.org distributed research) and movement scale software (Greenmediatoolshed.org) (benefits and network synchronizing effects built in beyond a single organization or campaign software). We need to take a step back and think of the 200 million cell phones as a campaign channel (www.mobileactive.org) How are we thinking about story telling and voice to open new and often more powerful communication into the mix of our advocacy.

Nonprofit 2.0… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I’ve got around 25% of our users running around on Palm 650s or Palm 700Ws and they swear by those PDA phones. EVDO-enabled phones synchronizing with our Exchange server in near real-time are actually more valuable to us than a mobile laptop and for many of our employees have become the de facto mode of communication with other staff.

Metaverse Museum? Guest Post on Second Life and Museums by Sibley Verbeck

Museum 2.0

Just as with the telephone, television, the Web, mobile phones, e-mail, etc., in a way that can be used both within the real museum and at home – both synchronously and asynchronously. Today, a guest post by the wise and attractive Sibley Verbeck, CEO/founder of the Electric Sheep Company.