China Braille Press

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The China Braille Press was another impressive visit. Not only do they produce Braille in quantity, but the Press is also developing affordable technology for blind people such as screenreaders and talking ebook players. The software they use was apparently written at the Press.

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University Presses Cooperate with Bookshare

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We have been very lucky to continue to partner more closely with the publishing industry, as a major segment of educational publishers come on board with Bookshare: the university presses. We recently announced partnerships with The University of Chicago Press, the University of California Press and New York University Press, where they will be sending digital files of their books to Bookshare to be made available to people with print disabilities.

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Mobile Commons Press Highlights

Mobile Commons

We’ve been so thrilled by the recognition we’ve had in the press, that we made a PDF about it. Check it out below, and click through for the full PDF: All Posts Collateral Mobile Resources and Research PressIt’s been a busy couple months at Mobile Commons.

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CWTA - Press Releases

AFP Blog

CWTA - Press Releases: "Mobile Giving Foundation and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association Launch Charitable Mobile Platform to Drive Giving in CanadaNon-Profit Plan Canada Goes Live with First Canadian Mobile Giving Short Code

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Ready, Set, Go Mobile - Press - AFP

AFP Blog

Ready, Set, Go Mobile - Press - AFP : "The report, New Directions, shows a growing trend toward nonprofits' adoption of mobile giving and other donor outreach campaigns using smartphones and mobile devices. From 2010 to 2011, the percentage of nonprofits using mobile to fundraise has nearly doubled to 9 percent, and is expected to reach 20 percent by the end of 2011, according to the report released today

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11 Tips for Making Nonprofit Press Releases Social and Shareable

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media has forever changed how nonprofits and journalists distribute and consume news stories, yet the format of nonprofit press releases has not evolved at all. Almost every communication medium out there has been impacted by the rise of social and mobile media, but not press releases.

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Press Release Detail - Sage Nonprofit Solutions

AFP Blog

Press Release Detail - Sage Nonprofit Solutions: "In addition, organizations are planning to put more effort behind online fundraising during 2011. Forty-four percent of respondents said they expect the share of donation made online to increase this year

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Bay Area Nonprofits Teach Technology in a Three Day Series Across Region - Press Release - Digital Journal

AFP Blog

Bay Area Nonprofits Teach Technology in a Three Day Series Across Region - Press Release - Digital Journal : ''via Blog this

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National Press Club on Bookshare Partnerships with Universities and Publishers

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm really looking forward to my first ever National Press Club talk in Washington D.C. Tags: NPC National Press Club newsmaker Bookshare coming up on April 29th.

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In Canada, Online Giving Reigns - Press - AFP

AFP Blog

In Canada, Online Giving Reigns - Press - AFP: "In Canada, Online Giving Reigns(Sept. 14, 2010) Online giving has surpassed traditional modes of transacting gifts among all Canadian donors under the age of 65, reports fundraising consultant Penelope Burk from her recent survey of more than 7,000 Canadian donors. However, nonprofits continue to underestimate young donors as a source of significant

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How To Leverage Press For Your Online Fundraising Campaign

Frogloop

One of the key components of our success was the focus on press. Think of press is an accelerant. Let’s figure out how you can use press for your online fundraising. The Benefits of Press. There are three benefits of leveraging press.

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New Crowdfunding Site ‘Survive the Streets’ Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASE New Crowdfunding Site ‘Survive the Streets’ Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal : New crowdfunding website Survive the Streets ([link] launches to help the nearly homeless in the U.S.,

Smart mapping tech helps deliver more food to Singapore’s most needy | Press Releases | Asia | Sustainable Business

AFP Blog

Smart mapping tech helps deliver more food to Singapore’s most needy | Press Releases | Asia | Sustainable Business : "Thanks to state-of-the-art mapping technology, one of Singapore’s most loved non-profit organisations is making their food donation programme ‘smarter’ than ever before.

Google Press Center: News Announcement

AFP Blog

Google Press Center: News Announcement: "Google Leaps Over Language BarriersGoogle Translate adds new feature to convert search results into 12 different languagesHere at Google, part of our mission is to make the world's information universally accessible to our users, regardless of differences such as language.

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The Art of Creating a Social Media Press Release

AFP Blog

The Art of Creating a Social Media Press Release: "Now everyone has the same technology to create, publish and distribute content. So for an organization’s “news” to stand out, it needs to: * reach 3 audiences: traditional media, online media bloggers/digital influencers, and the general public. * be understandable to 3 kinds of readers: humans, search engines, and social networking sites.A

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S.F. 'HACKtivation' Matches Tech Talent With Nonprofit Groups | San Francisco Public Press

AFP Blog

HACKtivation'' Matches Tech Talent With Nonprofit Groups | San Francisco Public Press : While the tech community continues to be demonized across San Francisco, nearly 100 mostly tech workers acted as angels last weekend by donating their expertise to a dozen nonprofit organizations that help the homeless

Foundation Center - Press Release - Foundation Center Puts Improved Transparency Resources Into the Hands of Foundations

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASE Foundation Center - Press Release - Foundation Center Puts Improved Transparency Resources Into the Hands of Foundations : Foundation Center Puts Improved Transparency Resources Into the Hands of Foundations Redesigned Glasspockets Web Site Makes Openness Easier Than Ever New York, NY — November 14, 2013.

Reviving the Press Release

Wild Apricot Blog

Maybe it's time to revive the press release to help you drive traffic, increase member engagement, and boost search engine rankings. public relations

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Putting on the Full-Court Press: How Releases Can Help Your Cause

NonProfit Hub

Breaking news: press releases are a gold mine. You already know that your events make a difference in your community, but through press releases, that impact can be magnified. Press releases help your nonprofit reach a wider audience and showcase your mission and great work.

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Learn and Serve America > Press Release - Detail

AFP Blog

Learn and Serve America > Press Release - Detail: "Washington D.C. Aiming to tap the skyrocketing popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace to promote social good, the Corporation for National and Community Service today announced $2.3 million in grants to use social media to engage college students in service to meet community needs.The grants provide seed funding to six. NPtech NPSocialNetwork

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Text GIVE to 62262 to Donate to the Obama Campaign – A Press Roundup

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Company News government PressYesterday the Obama campaign announced that they will accept political donations over text – a landmark ruling that opens up the political process to millions. Now anybody can donate to the Obama campaign merely by texting GIVE to 62262.

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Study Shows Online Giving Has Become Popular Among Donors 60 or Older - Press - AFP

AFP Blog

Study Shows Online Giving Has Become Popular Among Donors 60 or Older - Press - AFP : Study Shows Online Giving Has Become Popular Among Donors 60 or Older (Nov. 13, 2011) Online giving has become a viable option for donors who are 60 years of age or older, according to a recent online study of donors who had given by any method conducted by Campbell Rinker on behalf of Dunham Company

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Press Here: Breaking the Fourth Wall in Children's Books. and Museums?

Museum 2.0

The text says "Press the yellow dot and turn the page." You press some more. Either I''m really sleep-deprived, or Press Here is the most brilliant interactive children''s book ever. For an adult version of Press Here , enjoy Ze Frank''s classic optical illusion.)

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MTA Bus Time Hits 1 Million Texts – A Press Roundup

Mobile Commons

Below are a few of the press highlights. Check out the full press release here. . . . . . . . . Blog Company News Customer News Press Success Stories SuccessesWe announced earlier in the wee k that the MTA’s revolutionary Bus Time program had passed a major milestone – one million incoming tests. As Bus Time spreads from Staten Island throughout New York’s 5 boroughs, the milestone proves that the program is being adopted and used by commuters.

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Mobile Commons Helps Prostate Cancer Patients With Text Care – A Press Roundup

Mobile Commons

Here are some of the press mentions, news stories, and social media pings that have spread the word about PROST8CARE. All Posts Company News health PressStaying healthy as you fight prostate cancer has just become a little easier.

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Mobile Commons Launches New Advocacy Product That Instantly Connects Callers With Their Congressional Representatives – press release

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Company News Our Products Press ReleasesMobile Commons Advocacy offers a powerful, effective way for organizations to petition Congress for legislative change. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2013. Mobile Commons today announced the release of a new product, Mobile Commons Advocacy – a plug-and-play tool that makes it easy for organizations to drive phone calls to Congress and affect legislators’ opinions.

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E-newsletters: Read This Before You Press Send - Resource Center - AFP

AFP Blog

E-newsletters: Read This Before You Press Send - Resource Center - AFP : May 22, 2012) More and more companies are using e-newsletters to connect with their customers. In fact, 67 percent of businesses are increasing their email campaign budgets, according to the 2012 Email Marketing Benchmark Report from MarketingSherpa.com.

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Social Media Builds Support, But Fundraising Lags Overall - Press - AFP

AFP Blog

Social Media Builds Support, But Fundraising Lags Overall - Press - AFP: "dealware, an organization that offers reviews and information on software for nonprofits, recently surveyed 459 nonprofit staff members who were already using social media at their organizations.

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Mobile Commons & New York MTA Launch Bus Time – Press Release

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog government Press Press ReleasesMOBILE COMMONS POWERS TEXT MESSAGES FOR NEW MTA BUS TRACKER IN NEW YORK CITY. Riders Get Location of Next Bus in Real-Time Via Text .

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Mobile Commons Partners with Simon & Schuster for Text Message Campaign – Press Release

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Company News Customer News Press Press Releases Use CasesSimon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to Partner with Mobile Commons for Young Adult Text Campaign to Debut at Comic-Con San Diego. Contests and marketing campaigns will connect authors with their fans using young adults’ favorite mode of communication – text messaging.

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Bright Association Press Interview With Chief Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are excerpts from an interview with Dmitry Buterin, Chief Apricot, as part of Webbright Services'' Bright Association Press series. Wild Apricot Service-Partners

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Press Releases - Orange Leap's Guru Helps Nonprofits Analyze Data

AFP Blog

Press Releases - Orange Leap's Guru Helps Nonprofits Analyze Data: "Orange Leap (formerly MPower) today announced availability of The Guru, which enables nonprofits to easily create sophisticated reports for analyzing their data in real time –- a key step for taking organizational performance to the next level and beyond

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'Kitemark' could distinguish journalism from 'web noise' - Press Gazette

AFP Blog

Kitemark' could distinguish journalism from 'web noise' - Press Gazette: "Kitemark' could distinguish journalism from 'web noise'21 January 2009By Owen AmosA 'digital kitemark' to differentiate quality journalism from 'the noise of the web' should be introduced, according to a new report published this week.Other recommendations from What’s Happening to Our News, an independent report carried

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Chattanooga Times Free Press | Chattanooga: Nonprofits blogging for dollars

AFP Blog

Chattanooga Times Free Press | Chattanooga: Nonprofits blogging for dollars: "“We made $64,000, which was $25,000 more than our previous best, and we had bidders from 15 states,” said Jane Kaylor, Ronald McDonald House executive director.Nonprofits are turning to the Internet to raise money, broaden donor bases, save on the expense of fundraisers and invite feedback from supporters.".

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HOW TO: Use Flickr to Distribute and Archive Press Releases

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I have no idea if using Flickr to distribute and archive photo and press releases will appeal to the media and/or blogosphere, but I got the idea from what I think is the best nonprofit photostream on Flickr: The UN Refugee Agency. Example: World Wildlife Fund Press Releases.

Upland Software Expands Mobile Messaging Capabilities with Facebook Messenger (Press Release)

Mobile Commons

CONTACT: Upland Software, media@uplandsoftware.com , 855-944-7526 The post Upland Software Expands Mobile Messaging Capabilities with Facebook Messenger (Press Release) appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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Mobile Commons Anti-SOPA/PIPA Successes – Press Release

Mobile Commons

government Press Press ReleasesMobile Commons Empowers Citizens To Fight Anti-Piracy Bills With More Than 200,000 Calls To Congress In 24 Hours. Tumblr, Reddit, Engine Advocacy, and NY Tech Meetup utilized Mobile Commons’ click-to-call technology to gain immediate access to elected officials in fastest campaign to date. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2012.

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The Press Association: Bocelli charity video for download

AFP Blog

The Press Association: Bocelli charity video for download: "are To Live will be available through the ActionAid website www.actionaid.org.uk for digital download from May 5.Organisers of the project said it is the first commercial music video whose price is determined by what individual consumers want to pay.All proceeds will go directly to international development charity ActionAid

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Mobile Commons Provides Polling Place Locator in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy – A Press Roundup

Mobile Commons

Here are some of the press mentions and news stories that covered the polling place locator. All Posts Blog Company News government PressOver the past week, Mobile Commons has worked with New York and New Jersey officials to be sure that all their citizens know where to vote.

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Despite Economy More Consumers Plan to Give Online in ‘09 than ‘08 - Press - AFP

AFP Blog

Despite Economy More Consumers Plan to Give Online in ‘09 than ‘08 - Press - AFP: "Despite Economy More Consumers Plan to Give Online in ‘09 than ‘08(Dec. 15, 2009) Convio Inc. estimates that U.S. online giving to nonprofit organization will be more than $4 billion during the holiday season of 2009 as increasing numbers of people donate to charities via the web.More than 111 million say they plan.

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National Cancer Institute and Mobile Commons for Health – A Press Roundup

Mobile Commons

The campaign – along with our new health care platform – generated some great attention from the press. Blog Company News government health Press Press Releases Success Stories Successes Text Messages Why Mobile CommonsLast month, as part of the launch of Mobile Commons for Health , we also debuted a new partnership with the National Cancer Institute to run their SmokefreeTXT campaign.

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The Associated Press: Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child Program

AFP Blog

The Associated Press: Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child Program: "Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child ProgramBy MAY WONG – 10 hours agoSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) AP) — Citing disagreements with the organization, Intel Corp. said Thursday it has abandoned the One Laptop Per Child program, dealing a big blow to the ambitious project seeking to bring millions of low-cost laptops to children in developing.

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Hot Off The Presses: Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study

Connection Cafe

Author: Jill Ward. Downtime may be hard to come by with SXSWi , NTC and AFP International activity this week, but just in case you have a few minutes to burn waiting for a flight, train or a panel to start, I’m arming you with some exhilarating reading material — the Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study.

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