The Bigger Picture

Idealware

I met a lot of people who had trouble seeing the bigger picture beyond their immediate frustrations,” Meyer said. Meyer first heard about Idealware at NTEN’s National Technology Conference (NTC) in Minneapolis. They struggle to see the whole picture.

Picture This: Automatically Add Instagram Photos to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

The post Picture This: Automatically Add Instagram Photos to Your WordPress Site appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. There’s no denying the overwhelming popularity of Instagram and the impressive place it holds among social media sites.

Picture Perfect: Building an Image Gallery on Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

On it you can showcase and highlight photos that give users a more complete picture (no pun intended) of what you hope to accomplish with your site while helping draw more traffic and creating a dedicated follower base.

Picture Perfect: A/B Split Testing Your WordPress Site Imagery

Byte Technology

Web professionals have been using the tool for years (Byte Technology can handle the testing for you if you’re uncomfortable with the process) and the analytical information gathered can really boost your page views, return visits, social media feeds and more. The post Picture Perfect: A/B Split Testing Your WordPress Site Imagery appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

The Picture Show: The Best WordPress Themes for Video Ventures

Byte Technology

The post The Picture Show: The Best WordPress Themes for Video Ventures appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. Whether you’re a simple weekly WordPress blogger or a seasoned webpage administrator who updates and edits every day, having a video component on your site is a stellar way to draw readers and keep them coming back again and again.

Picture Perfect: How to Remedy the Most Common WordPress Image Issues

Byte Technology

After uploading the picture use WordPress media to give it a title, description and caption. The post Picture Perfect: How to Remedy the Most Common WordPress Image Issues appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. WordPress experts and website designers are constantly reinforcing to their clients the importance of having great imagery on their pages.

6 Technology Tips for Community Foundations to Engage Millennial Donors

Connection Cafe

Advancements in technology are accelerating the rate at which our world is changing, transforming the way people connect , learn, and engage with each other. Engage donors in their own environment and heighten their connectivity with technology that is optimized for mobile devices and tablets.

Engaging in the Moment: Leveraging Technology for Good

Connection Cafe

Or you could be a Boomer or Traditionalist using your tablet to keep in contact with your family or gather and share pictures of your kids and grandkids. So where do our myriad of devices and technologies come into play? Nonprofit Technology #GoodTakeOver #nptech Mobile Social Media

How to Prepare Your Pitch for New Technology Investments

Connection Cafe

How we get and share information, and our fundamental behaviors as human beings, are all being disrupted by the influence that technology and the internet are having on our lives and the world around us. And while the need to change is there, it can often be challenging to illustrate and justify the investment in technology that can make that change and growth possible. Below are the four key areas to focus on while preparing your pitch for technology investment: Know the trends.

4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology

TechImpact

With the amount of new and innovative technology that is surfacing every day, assessing your nonprofit’s technology should be a daily process. As a result of all these differences, each nonprofit’s technology should reflect their uniqueness. Image courtesy of University of Texas.

CommunityOS Software for Nonprofits at The Nonprofit Technology Conference!

VisionLink

VisionLinkers Jamie and Gigi returned last Friday from exhibiting at the Nonprofit Technology Conference held in Washington, DC! Here are a few pictures from the conference: Gigi hides a VisionLink Scavenger Hunt clue in a nearby fern. Until next time Nonprofit Technology Conference!

Me + Technology

Idealware

Two weeks ago I attended the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), my first conference as Idealware’s new Training Manager. While my background is in training, the technology side of the organization at first really intimidated me. Hey, not too long ago I took the plunge and bought a smartphone, which I primarily used to check Facebook, take pictures of the kids, and find the latest e-coupon to use at the mall. Technology is something we all need and we all use.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. Obviously, we can all picture a car. But there are very few technology resources at our disposal today that are working with the organizations and communities that use them to ensure they are building to our needs.

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Treasury consults on new technology for cheques

AFP Blog

Treasury consults on new technology for cheques : HM Treasury has proposed the introduction of ‘cheque imaging’, whereby cheques can be paid in by the recipient taking a picture of the cheque with their smartphone or tablet. The consultation also suggests the electronic processing of cheques at individual bank branches

Quick Photo Effects and Picture Frames

Wild Apricot

There are lots of free and low-cost image editing tools , but for a really quick way to add a special effect or picture frame to your online images, try Tuxpi. Tags: Non-profit technology nptech images application A nonprofit blog or newsletter that’s illustrated only with traditional “news release” photos can get a bit dull after a while – except maybe for the folks in the photographs! Could your illustrations use a bit of a fresh look for summer?

4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology

BoardAssist

With the amount of new and innovative technology that is surfacing every day, assessing your nonprofit’s technology should be a daily process. 4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology. What does your nonprofit do, and how will this technology enhance your mission?

10 Reasons to be at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (#14NTC)

Connection Cafe

We’re one month out from NTEN’s annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Washington, DC. This was a gathering of people at the forefront of nonprofit technology. Facebook was the platform I shared pictures of my kids for Aunt Margie to “Like”.

What fundraisers Need To Know About Next Era of Digital Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I keep coming back to a decade old quote from Clay Shirky, “When the technology becomes boring, it becomes socially interesting.” We need to get to that point of more adoption. I spoke about how the technology is evolving and future implications. Credit: Festival del Fundraising.

4 Ways Colleges Use Technology To Increase Campus Engagement

Everyaction

In this blog series, we'll be focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. For more information about how to use technology to increase student engagement on your campus, click below!

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Aside from fundraising and digital tools, EveryAction also is a leading provider of nonprofit advocacy technology. Custom reports offer a real-time picture of your supporters across all channels. The company is a leader in the nonprofit technology space.

Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?

SocialFish

Let’s say you discover this cool new technology that you think is going to make a big difference in the performance of your organization. When you evaluate the technology, have you given thought to how your existing organizational culture will react to it?

When pictures speak a thousand words

Rebooting Charity

Listen to the gasps from the audience as Microsoft Live Labs Architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos Seadragon and Photosynth at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference in California.Is Meant to blog this last week, but other (actually, quite important) stuff got in the way.

NetCentric Advocacy: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words | Sunlight Foundation

Network-Centric Advocacy

» November 06, 2007 A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words | Sunlight Foundation Open Earmarks.Google Where on Earth is my money getting earmarked. Link: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words | Sunlight Foundation. And as they say: a picture really is worth a 1,000 words. Link: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words | Sunlight Foundation. And as they say: a picture really is worth a 1,000 words. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?

SocialFish

Let’s say you discover this cool new technology that you think is going to make a big difference in the performance of your organization. When you evaluate the technology, have you given thought to how your existing organizational culture will react to it?

Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street

Amy Sample Ward

The “leaderless” organizing of the Occupy Wall Street movement has helped avoid strategic arrests or censorship but has also prompted a powerful use of social technologies. “The revolution will not be televised.” Maybe not.

Getting Good Pictures - How to Use Your Flash

See What's Out There

David Pogue, the NYTimes technology writer, has some good advice about using digital cameras. One big issue in getting good pictures with amateur camera equipment is controlling the flash. ash can blow out the picture, giving your best friend a ghost face that looks like it was photographed during a nuclear test. A no-flash picture is almost always better-looking and more realistic than a flash picture.

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5 Creative Technologies to Inspire Your Nonprofit’s Efforts

NonProfit Hub

How much technology is in your general area? We use technology every day of our lives, whether that be using our phones or surfing the Web. Technology is also used to take in information and learn new things faster than any other generation has before. Although technology improves our everyday lives, it can also be used to improve society. Your nonprofit can learn from this, and develop your own technology that helps people on a daily basis.

New on SSIR: Learning to Draw, Socializing Fundraising, and More from the Nonprofit Technology Conference #12NTC

Amy Sample Ward

—– The first week of April was like an annual family reunion for the nonprofit technology community as the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) converged on San Francisco. The annual conference from NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network brought together 1,800 nonprofit professionals, technologists, and service providers for three days of sessions, panels, and workshops covering the gamut of topics related to technology and social impact.

Austria conference on access technology

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This is an academic conference on access technology, full of researchers trying out new things that will help people with disabilities. I took tons of pictures at the conference and at the post-conference visit to the villages, ice-caves and mountains of the region around Linz: the Dachstein. I just got back from a terrific week in Austria at the International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs conference.

2011 NTC Preview: Going Online for Capacity Mapping and Resource Matching: The Big Picture

NTEN

If you think that a mash-up of online tools for capacity mapping and resource matching would assist nonprofits, philanthropies, and the communities that they serve, then we invite you join us at our upcoming session at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference. My hope is that our session at the Nonprofit Technology Conference will provide an opportunity for all this and more.

QR Codes Are Dead, Toppled by Easy-to-Use Apps | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age

AFP Blog

QR Codes Are Dead, Toppled by Easy-to-Use Apps | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age : I was an early proponent of QR Codes, but now I have to admit that they are history. The new technology is superior in that you don't have to take a picture of the code, which then records your contact information and sends you to a website, video or document, or sends you a text message giving a web address.

Live Blog: Is Technology Really Good for Human Rights

Amy Sample Ward

Tonight, I attended a live panel discussion on the question of whether Technology is Really Good for Human Rights, or not. We’ve seen potential for those unsympathetic to the cause to use the technology too – a bit of an arms race created. Technology is amoral – it doesn’t care. Rory Cellan-Jones, Technology Correspondent for the BBC, is chairing. Andrew Keen : I would never argue that technology is against human rights.

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100 Trends in Nonprofit Technology

NTEN

Dan gave a great talk on how to use pictures to communicate in ways everybody can understand, so it only seems right to point to our friends at Rally.org , who have sponsored artists Kate Rutter and Rob Cottingham to document the conference visually.

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Emerging Technologies for Human Service Organizations

Idealware

I'm in Maryland this week for the Legal Service Corporations's invitational Summit on Technology and Access to Justice. I'm excited -- it should be a great discussion on the ways that existing and emerging technology can help legal aid organizations provide more access to information and support. The organizers of the summit are using an outline of emerging and interesting technologies that we created to form the structure of a whole group of sessions.

Wearable Computing: Sussing Out the Frontiers of Nonprofit Technology

Tech Soup Blog

last week to see what’s really going on in the frontier of nonprofit technology: wearable devices. As luck would have it, I got to chatting right away with Ned Malik, CTO of Vision Online , a DC-based company that provides cutting-edge information technology to government.

Nonprofit Technology News for October 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Time to catch up on some nonprofit technology trends and news again! As always, I invite you to have a look at my list of 2013 forecasts on nonprofit technology trends. The Big Picture: How Big Is The Internet of Things? See the CNET video on this new technology for good here.

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What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the past two decades of teaching workshops to nonprofits on the use of technology for mission-driven work and more recently on the use of online networks and data, people come workshops with different degrees of organizational readiness to embrace change that is needed to be successful.

Nonprofit Technology News for March 2014

Tech Soup Blog

The nonprofit technology news this month reports on the reinvention of the wheel in India and Africa, how nonprofits are leading the wearable computing field, the privacy threat you may not have heard about yet, and plenty more. The Big Picture.

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NTC Summary, and Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology NTC Summary, and Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0 We’ve passed through Baltimore – which reminds me of a project I did once, way back when, to work with a group of mostly small and medium-sized organizations on technology planning. I was looking for the deeper purposes behind the implementation of technology.

This week in FOSS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology This week in FOSS January 17, 2008 Sun Microsystems buys MySQL AB for $1 Billion (yes, that’s ONE BILLION DOLLARS) Acquia (a Drupal company) gets a large chunk of change (no, actually that was last month in FOSS, but it’s part of the picture.)

Not So Lonesome Expats: How New Technology Helps Workers Connect

SocialFish

Some people update their Facebook statuses and post Tweets about their day-to-day activities, checking in at local restaurants, complaining about the office, and sharing pictures found online. He enjoys exploring developing trends in education, technology and culture.

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Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Innovation was the buzzword at the Nonprofit Technology Conference! Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less, Guest Post by Laura Quinn and Chris Bernard. We’ve had great luck using photos and pictures to tell our story.”

Tech Across Your Org: Technology Leadership at a Small Organization

NTEN

Million Budget In small organizations like mine, more often than not, the Executive Director or senior leadership of the organization also wears the technology leader hat, accidental or not. But I do have to do my homework and make smaller, strategic technology decisions.

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