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.

Leveraging Salesforce CRM for the University of Vermont Office of Research

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More specifically, the flagship land grant and top research university sought out this Salesforce CRM expansion to enable greater collaboration and insight into UVM researcher engagements with internal stakeholders and external partners.

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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. Just like any single thing, mobile phones are a help, but not a cure for homelessness. Local university students are even working on an app to make connecting to Wi-Fi simpler.

Wherefore Universal Analytics

Allegiance Group

Since it has come out of beta, we have been fielding a lot of questions about Universal Analytics, the latest and greatest analytics package from Google. What Makes Universal Analytics So Different? There are a few things that make Universal Analytics different from Google Analytics. While there were hacks, there has never been an easy way to say “if someone comes to the site on their work computer, then their home computer, then their phone, treat them as one person.”

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

EveryAction

Alumni giving is an important part of a university’s financial program, but it requires a significant amount of time and effort to cultivate alumni into lifelong supporters of their alma mater. With so many other influences vying for their time, attention, and financial support, it can be difficult for Alumni Engagement offices to ensure that alumni are retaining a sense of connection to the university.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

EveryAction

Alumni giving is an important part of a university’s financial program, but it requires a significant amount of time and effort to cultivate alumni into lifelong supporters of their alma mater. With so many other influences vying for their time, attention, and financial support, it can be difficult for Alumni Engagement offices to ensure that alumni are retaining a sense of connection to the university.

Making #GivingTuesday Count: New Mexico State University’s Story

Connection Cafe

One day can make a difference and New Mexico State University (NMSU) can prove it! On the day of the event, we made personal phone calls, created handwritten cards and send e-mails to thank our donors and participants. Higher Education Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising #GivingTuesday giving tuesday Giving Tuesday Campaign Giving Tuesday ideas Higher Ed Higher Ed Fundraising New Mexico State University NMSU stewardship

Q&A with sgLEADERS: Tim Snyder, Wake Forest University

Connection Cafe

Today’s Q&A is with Tim Snyder, associate vice president, Alumni and Donor Services at Wake Forest University. In his role, Tim is responsible for the overall management of Alumni Services, the Wake Forest Fund, and Donor Services and Advancement Services at the university.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Kurt Stuchell just finished a project and created a new widget called the Universal Museum Media Podcasts & Blog Widget. Kurt says that individuals with iPhones can access the media contained in the widget and hopefully within the year many people with cell phones can also listen and watch the podcasts and blogs. I'm headed off for the Museum Computer Network conference in Chicago tomorrow.

Universal Analytics – To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade

Allegiance Group

Recently, a lot of our clients have been asking us if they should upgrade their standard Google Analytics (ga.js) to the new Universal Analytics (analytics.js.) Based on how Google has treated past versions of analytics (remember Urchin) we know that they will continue to support standard Google Analytics for several years, but that all new development will be done on the new version, Universal Analytics.

University Fundraising: 3 Ways to Increase Millennial Alumni Giving

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Looking to make some extra cash in college, I joined a small but relentless army of student workers calling alumni and asking them to donate to the university. If you’ve graduated from a four-year university in the past century, chances are you’ve received a call like this.

Universal Analytics – To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade

Allegiance Group

Recently, a lot of our clients have been asking us if they should upgrade their standard Google Analytics (ga.js) to the new Universal Analytics (analytics.js.) Based on how Google has treated past versions of analytics (remember Urchin) we know that they will continue to support standard Google Analytics for several years, but that all new development will be done on the new version, Universal Analytics.

Cell Phone Data Cleaning – It's Easy

Tech Soup Blog

This week I had the chance to attend the Electronics & Sustainability: Design for Energy and the Environment Symposium at the University of Illinois. It was a good opportunity to get several perspectives from university researchers and industry experts on green IT and electronics recycling and reuse. mobile phone collector and aggregator. The stats in the mobile phone world are pretty staggering: read more.

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How to Plan Your University’s Best Giving Day Yet

Connection Cafe

Sending direct marketing pieces or starting your phone calls too early will draw attention away from your other fundraising activities. Read How Salem State University Launched Its First Ever Giving Day. A successful day of giving makes the news: the 2018 Purdue Day of Giving brought in a record $37 million in 24 hours.

A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works

NetWits

Amongst the countless schools I found using Facebook poorly there were plenty of shining examples of schools doing really well utilizing Facebook to build lasting relationships with families, students and alumni (both University and K-12). Make sure to include all your contact info (email, phone, etc). Social Media Colleges Facebook for Schools Independent Schools K12 nonprofit Private Schools social media Social Media for Schools Universities

Nonprofit Technology News for May 2013: Free WiFi in Forbes Magazine and Braille Phones

Tech Soup Blog

Mashable reports that the world's first mobile phone specifically designed for sight-impaired people is under development. It will be a Braille phone and it is due to come out the end of this year at an affordable price ($185). The phone is a project of Sumit Dagar and the Indian Institute of Technology. The IT press has been covering lots new developments lately in paying by mobile phone. Of course mobile phone payments are not new.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

Dig deeper by segmenting data by universe, timeframe, or source. 95% of phone calls to our support line are answered by the fifth ring by an EveryAction Specialist who can answer your question. Click here to hop on the phone and schedule a demo of EveryAction , personalized just for your nonprofit's needs

Opting Out of Junk Mail and Phone Directories to Save Paper

Tech Soup Blog

When I first posted on this topic in 2010 there was not a single, universal "Do Not Mail Registry" for opting out of receiving junk mail in the United States or internationally. Val-Pak is another universal junk mailer of coupons. 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.

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How to Find Major Donor Prospects for Your College or University

Connection Cafe

If your college or university needs to fundraise (and they all do), then it relies on finding a steady stream of new donors. To be considered a strong major donor prospect for your institution, a person must (a) be part of one of those three groups or otherwise have indicated a willingness to give to your school, (b) have the financial capacity to give a major gift, and (c) be “reachable” by your school, meaning that someone from your college/university can make contact with the donor.

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Opting Out of Junk Mail and Phone Directories to Save Paper

Tech Soup Blog

Although there is not a single, universal "Do Not Mail Registry" for opting out of receiving junk mail in the United States or internationally, there actually are a number of effective things that nonprofits, businesses, and individual consumers can do about reducing the junk, and the impact is potentially quite substantial. One thing we haven't covered yet through the GreenTech Initiative in regard to paper reduction is the problem of junk mail.

Mobile Phone Data Helped Aid Groups Target Quake Relief in Haiti, Report Finds | PND | Foundation Center

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Mobile Phone Data Helped Aid Groups Target Quake Relief in Haiti, Report Finds | PND | Foundation Center : Mobile Phone Data Helped Aid Groups Target Quake Relief in Haiti, Report Finds A new report from Columbia University and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, offers evidence that in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, anonymous cell phone data helped aid groups target emergency supplies to those most in need, BBC News reports

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

EveryAction

We also have a phone banking tool that is populated with contacts so people can can call young voters in swing states. It allows us to immediately communicate with people as soon as people enter into our universe so there's not a drop off where they won't get email from us until months later and not remember who or how they got into our system. Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

Using this process to identify different types of donors in your universe is extremely useful in guiding your efforts to segment your list and fine tune the messaging that you use for each group. For example, if you notice he’s an enthusiastic door-knocker on canvassing days but doesn’t even open your phone banking sign up emails, keep those habits in mind for future volunteer asks.

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To pay by phone, push “G” | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

But as Duncan on TechCrunch discusses , it looks like that may be coming to an end as Google’s patent for GPay reveals that they’ve been pondering a way to pay by phone. Via the Times of London : The new patent, which was filed last year by Google but has only just been published, describes how a text message from a mobile phone could trigger a ??computer-implemented

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5 Tips for Recruiting Prospective Students During this New Normal

Connection Cafe

The COVID-19 pandemic provides a unique challenge for the higher ed admissions office: even a slight drop in enrollment can be a significant change to many aspects including budget for the university. Higher Education coronavirus COVID-19 student engagement university recruitment

Wired Campus: University Used Instant Messages to Communicate After Fire - Chronicle.com

AFP Blog

Wired Campus: University Used Instant Messages to Communicate After Fire - Chronicle.com: "University Used Instant Messages to Communicate After FireIn the wake of a devastating fire at Our Lady of the Lake University last month, university officials didn’t rely on phone calls or e-mail to keep the university community connected.

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From Prospective Student to Active Alumni: Engagement Fosters Lifelong Support

Connection Cafe

Engaged current student and future alumni supporter : My daughter gets very excited when she hears talk about the university she’s attending. That’s because her university has done a great job of engaging her while she’s still a student. Her university highlighted the ways she could connect with other commuter students and even alumni via social media, in – person events, and university eNewsletters. . My husband used to be very engaged with his university.

Cool App Roundup: Library Edition

Tech Soup Blog

For example: North Carolina State University's Red, White & Black. the university library archives. The UCSF Library and the University of Virginia's Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. libraries mobile phone nonprofits mobile phones App It UpThis Cool App Roundup from App It Up. highlights how apps can help libraries connect with patrons and provide services in new ways. Many libraries accomplish this by.

Cool App Roundup: Arts Organization Edition

Tech Soup Blog

Technology students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. We thought, Oh, how cool that I can carry my phone around and I can have this conversation. mobile phone nonprofits mobile phones apps App It UpThis Cool App Roundup from the App It Up. project will focus on apps for arts organizations, with a practical. twist. We'll share some interesting apps developed for arts.

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[FREE WEBINAR] How NGOs Worldwide Can Use Digital Storytelling to Attract U.S. Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Presented by: Elizabeth Ngonzi , Adjunct Faculty at New York University Center for Global Affairs and Former CEO of Afrika Tikkun USA. Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST.

Challenges for Solving

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The experience might be akin to navigating an automated phone answering system (e.g., This would be worth doing with someone like the University of Wisconsin's TRACE Center 7. Cell phone based book and newspaper reading for disabled and illiterate poor people Food for thought, I hope We often brainstorm about things we would like to build. I was recently looking at the Rockefeller/InnoCentive partnership. InnoCentive is a place where you post problems you'd like solved.

Provide the Nonprofit Voice to America's Broadband Plan

NTEN

If you're an NTEN Member -- or have been lurking around for awhile -- you know that Universal Broadband Access is an issue we care deeply about. They're doing some fabulous organizing around universal access and have provided some basic talking points for comments to the FCC. We need real competition instead of the cable and phone company duopoly. These phone and cable companies control 97 percent of the residential broadband market.

What Digital Currency Could Mean for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

One such participant was Erik Goebel, a 29-year-old University of Minnesota graduate student studying chemistry, a self-described geek who "likes to experiment with new technologies and try new gizmos and gadgets." To take my phone somewhere and use my virtual currency and receive physical items back — that was really cool." mobile mobile phone fundraising donors mobile phones

5 Steps to Running a Campus Voter Registration Program

EveryAction

For universities searching for ways to both grow students' engagement on campus and develop their education and participation as active citizens, voter registration programs have become an increasingly popular activity. For instance, universities such as Northwestern and Stanford have. Advertise with texting and social media Today’s generation of students relies heavily on their mobile phones for communication, and any campaign to engage them must use digital tools effectively.

Digital Volunteerism – Effective Disaster Relief the GreenTech Way

Tech Soup Blog

Thousands of people - with the aid of their computers, mobile phones, and online applications - were able to do important work to save lives and bring resources where they were badly needed, without needing to travel. A good in-depth description of how Voluntweeters works and what it can do can be found in this case study (PDF) of its response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake by Kate Starbird and Leysia Palen from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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

Connection Cafe

For many nonprofits, in particular schools, colleges, and universities, summer is a great time to do the all important “summer cleaning” that no one has time to do in the spring. 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.

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The #1 Skill Nonprofit Professionals Should Focus on in 2021

DipJar

How staff members answer the phone, whether the walls look bright, if your waiting room is inviting—these aren’t trivial. Mary’s University of Minnesota. After the drama and trauma of 2020, those nonprofits that survived have a lot in front of them. Tight budgets are just the start.

Deadline Approaching for $10,000 Pizzigati Prize

Tech Soup Blog

Now in its sixth year, previous winners of the Pizzigati Prize include: Ken Banks (2011), who developed FrontlineSMS (which was also the top winner of our $25,000 NetSquared Mobile Challenge in 2009), which together with a laptop and a USB cable allows standard mobile phones to become information access devices in places where Internet access is scarce. Open Source development mobile phones NTEN nonprofit tech conferences SMS short message service

txt ur way 2 the wht house | Beaconfire Wire

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Feedburner becomes even free-er » txt ur way 2 the wht house Posted Friday, July 6th, 2007 at 3:00 pm by John Brian (91 posts) Every national election since the internet became relatively universal seems to bring with it a new "killer app" for politicos – it’s often something that connects the online and the offline, or something that helps campaigns do do something they already did in a whole new way.

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Transform Your Communications & Collaboration With Slack

Saleforce Nonprofit

Arizona State University (ASU), for instance, needed an easier way for its students, faculty, and staff to communicate, share lesson plans, and gather feedback. Another example is Melbourne-based RMIT University.

4 Ways Colleges Use Technology To Increase Campus Engagement

EveryAction

For most college students, their cellphone never leaves their side - 94% even want to use mobile phones as an educational device in classrooms. As students' lives become increasingly data and technology driven, it is important for college and university staff to continue advancing as well. In this blog series, we'll be focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni.

Imagery and Authenticity

Non Profit Quarterly

The pictures of Amy Cooper are cell phone footage of Chris Cooper’s, where she’s calling the police and holding her dog. Edited by Wil Renderos. This article references the book The Politics of Design. Danielle Coates-Connor: Hello, I’m Danielle Coates-Connor.

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4 Ways to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Digital Storytelling with WhatsApp

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Elizabeth Ngonzi , is an Adjunct Faculty at New York University Center for Global Affairs where she teaches Digital Storytelling, Innovation and Fundraising. She has worked with Candid, Cornell University, the United Nations, and Vital Voices Global Partnerships, among others.