6 Tips from Valencia College Foundation for Virtual Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

Additionally, the development staff hosted a help line where fundraisers could call should any questions arise during the campaign, and on the First ONE website fundraising tips and a help guide were easily accessible.

Virtual Conferences: Advantages That You Should Know

SocialFish

If you are thinking about going virtual with your next conference, take the time to understand the advantages, and how it can empower your membership engagement strategy. You can ask questions, answer questions, or observe others’ conversations.

Virtual Teams Tweetchat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup, itself a distributed organization with virtual teams , recently held a tweet chat on Virtual Teams to explore these questions. A strong work ethic is an important qualification for the members of a virtual team as remote staff work without being micromanaged.

5 Essential Tech Tools for Virtual Teams

Idealware

There are a lot of benefits to virtual teams—you’re not constrained by geography and staff members have a lot more flexibility. To some degree, technology can compensate for the shortcomings of a virtual environment. Virtual Phone System. We had to find a back channel for the breakroom/water cooler conversations and we also had to find a way to virtualize the courtesy of knocking on someone's door to see if they're available for a conversation.

The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I also wanted to experiment with translating some facilitation techniques I use for face-to-face meetings (like sticky note facilitation ) to virtual meetings. Designing A Participatory Hook for a Virtual Meeting. We used a virtual sticky note app called NoteApp.

Running Effective Virtual #Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Workplace flexibility creates a need for better skills in facilitating virtual meetings and hybrid meetings where some participants are in the room and others participate are using audio-only or video conferencing platform. Many virtual meetings require working across time zones.

Get your nonprofit marketing questions answered!

Amy Sample Ward

I’m even more excited to say that this blog will be part of her virtual book tour in June! There will be an interview with Kivi posted on the blog on June 24th – but it’s going to be with your questions! Let the questions begin!

Ask Idealware: What is "Mobile Phone Virtualization?"

Idealware

Got a question to ask Idealware?

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3 Fall Blogging Classes (1 Virtual, 2 in Berkeley)

Have Fun - Do Good

Just wanted to let the bloggers among you know that I have three blogging classes coming up this fall (one virtual and two in Berkeley). You can see examples of some of my past students, and their blogging successes in the most recent issue of the Juicy Blogging eNews: 13 Juicy Bloggers.

Virtual Teams TweetChat on July 11

Tech Soup Blog

If you have ever considered making the transition to a distributed team work setting, you've probably asked yourself some of the following questions: What types of tools are needed to manage workflow? If you decide to make the switch to remote work, how can you keep your virtual team, and yourself, on the right track over time? For the answer to these and other related questions, join TechSoup on Monday, July 11 for a tweetchat on virtual teams.

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Virtual Work, Real Success

Tech Soup Blog

BetterWorld Telecom provides services that enable and support a virtual work environment, as a donation partner with TechSoup Global. However, BetterWorld itself works as a virtual team, with team members scattered literally across the U.S. With TechSoup's focus on virtual work this month, we thought we'd share some of the tips and practices we use to make 'virtual work' work for us.

5 Questions for Roger Craver

NonProfit Trends

This is a continuing series of 5 Questions for experts from across the nonprofit sector: 5 Questions for Roger Craver. Virtually every activist, donor, member, alum, you name it, will have a range of engagement options in their pocket or purse and the organizations that have mastered this range of engagements will hit new heights of supporter involvement and rewards. 5 Questions Big Ideas Fundraising Mobile Social Media

When Words Get in the Way (Like "Virtual Volunteering")

Tech Soup Blog

At the start of any workshop I lead related to virtual volunteering, I ask the audience, "How many of you are engaging with volunteers virtually?" " If few or no people raise their hands, I ask the question again at the end of my workshop. So I went through the workshop and then, at the end, asked the question again. The term "virtual volunteering" is a contested term.

5 Questions for Roger Craver

NonProfit Trends

The continuing series of questions for experts from across the nonprofit sector: 5 Questions for Roger Craver. Virtually every activist, donor, member, alum, you name it, will have a range of engagement options in their pocket or purse and the organizations that have mastered this range of engagements will hit new heights of supporter involvement and rewards. 5 Questions Nonprofit Trends Big Ideas Fundraising Mobile Social Media

10 Tips for Starting a Virtual Social Change Book Club

Have Fun - Do Good

As I mentioned in my post, Community, Beauty, Party, Wisdom: More Reverb 10 Reflections , one of the highlights of 2010 was organizing a virtual social change book club. A few people have asked me how to organize their own virtual book club, so I thought I'd share the process with you.

Windows MultiPoint Server Frequently Asked Questions

Tech Soup Blog

Sometimes I find that it helps to have some plain language questions and answers on a technology that is new to me, so here are some basics on what Microsoft's Windows MultiPoint Server is and how it works.

Augmented Reality and Social Good: The Art of Creating Meaningful AR

Connection Cafe

This is what makes augmented reality different from virtual reality. In virtual reality, you wear goggles (for now) that completely immerse you in an entirely new reality. Nonprofit Technology Social Good #bbcon AR Arts & Cultural Augmented Reality Virtual Reality

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Event Announcement: The Tech Virtual's First Exhibition opens June 4!

Museum 2.0

In March, we selected the best of the virtual exhibits for translation into the real world. Can you really build eight interactive exhibits based on virtual prototypes in two months without going insane? I've been grappling with these and other questions over the last several months.

Observations from The Tech Virtual Museum Workshop, Month 3

Museum 2.0

It's been awhile since I've shared the progress of The Tech Virtual , the web and Second Life-based virtual exhibit workshop that The Tech Museum of Innovation opened in December of 2007. First, there's the question of creative control.

Five Questions About Open Community

John Haydon

I’m taking part in the virtual book tour Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer are doing to explore concepts from Open Community : a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. In this post, Maddie and Lindy answer a few questions for anyone interested in nonprofit marketing.

Will the Virtual Summit Replace Face-to-Face Guest Post By Kari Dunn Saratovsky

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Last June, I live blogged the virtual Millennial Donor Summit and it was an interesting experience. Will the Virtual Summit Replace Face-to-Face? This past June, the Case Foundation , Achieve , and JGA teamed up for a little virtual experiment of our own.

Make a Difference From Home: Be a Virtual Volunteer

Have Fun - Do Good

You're busy, but you want to volunteer--why not try being a virtual volunteer! Virtual or online volunteering allows you to do your volunteer work online. In her post, Be a Virtual Volunteer, Karama of the blog, So What Can I Do? Photo of virtual volunteer cat by me.

Virtual Morocco in Second Life

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's my avatar with a fez I pocked up in Virtual Morocco in Second Life, a student project! I've been curious what a virtual Angkor Wat or other cultural wonders of the world look like in Second Life?

Celebrate! You’re Invited to the Virtual Launch of The Networked Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You are invited to a virtual book launch party ! We’ll be talking about different themes from the book and answer your questions. We’ll take your questions. You are invited to a virtual book launch party! The Networked Nonprofit Launch Day: June 21st.

5 New And Quirky Nonprofit Social Media Tactics

TechImpact

Dedicate a #hashtag to questions that your social media team is dedicated to answering. Give your followers the opportunity to respond to you, and ask any questions that they might have. Image courtesy of athgo.

(Not a) Game Friday: Virtual Worlds 101

Museum 2.0

Today, an interview with Sibley Verbeck (Hathor's his virtual name), founder/CEO of the Electric Sheep Company , which does experience design for real-world companies in virtual worlds including Second Life. How would you define virtual worlds?

What's a Virtual Visitor Worth?

Museum 2.0

But this isn't just a financial question--it's also a question of reach. There are three key questions museum decision-makers should ask themselves in evaluating the value of virtual visitors: How much do we value outreach in our educational programming and content delivery?

Announcing Virtual NetSquared Local: Participate from Anywhere!

Tech Soup Blog

Due to the increased popularity of these streamed social gatherings, NetSquared has introduced the Virtual NetSquared Local page. What Does Virtual NetSquared Local Do? Virtual NetSquared Local is the hub for attending NetSquared Local events occurring in 80 cities in 26 countries all around the world. Virtual NetSquared Local is completely free of charge for anyone to use, and only requires an internet connection.

Tips for More Effective Virtual Meetings

Beaconfire Wire

Virtual meetings are becoming more the rule than the exception – but can you run a virtual meeting as effectively as a face-to-face meeting? Perhaps or perhaps not - however, here are some tried and true tips and tricks from the PMs at Beaconfire that might help get you a bit closer to virtual meeting bliss… Set those expectations : Have a detailed agenda posted for the meeting ahead of time. Ask questions to people by name, even if they are rhetorical.

3 Important Questions You Should Consider Before Getting Your 1St Home Loan

FI Space

For instance, in case you are brokering virtually all its choices to Interplay or Metal Hill, who undoubtedly may not want to waste materials they produce promoting dollars for the making loan carries. This particular correctly is if the greatest deals are produced.

5 Questions: Are You For Real? Working with a Virtual Team

NTEN

We're asking them all to share their answers to five very important questions. Working with a virtual team. Working with virtual teams is an important topic for nonprofits to address because more and more, they are working with staff members or contractors who do not share an office with them. That virtual work could save the planet!

9 Tech Trends Your Nonprofit’s Need To Know About

TechImpact

Software-defined networking (SDN) offers your network administrators a set of tools to virtualize your network’s infrastructure. There are a lot of hard questions that must be asked, however. Questions like: What potential security hazards does a BYOD policy present?

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Your Social Media Is For More Than Marketing

TechImpact

Ask your community a question. There’s not better way to get your community talking to you than simply asking a question. Just think about the community, what they might be interested in talking about, and entice them to start talking about it with a simple question.

3 Important Questions You Should Consider Before Getting Your 1St Home Loan

FI Space

For instance, in case you are brokering virtually all its choices to Interplay or Metal Hill, who undoubtedly may not want to waste materials they produce promoting dollars for the making loan carries. This particular correctly is if the greatest deals are produced.

Knock Your Third Party Fundraiser Out of the Park

Connection Cafe

Your beta fundraisers could possibly provide you with valuable feedback that will allow you to answer questions more efficiently down the road. Baseball season is in full swing this time of year and so are multitudes of fundraising events.

Virtual Worlds: The future or a fad?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" Nicole Wallace's frames the post with thes e questions : What do you think? As soon as we have web directly enabled on Second Life (or whatever other virtual world takes it place), you will be able to have a seamless experience between your satellite office and your web documents.

Observations from The Tech Virtual Museum Workshop, Month 1

Museum 2.0

This week marks one month of live activity for the Tech Virtual Museum Workshop , a collaborative, online platform for exhibit development. What's it like to work in a virtual exhibit workshop? Which leads to the question of people: who is getting involved? Our proto-users are artists, architects, university professors, mathematicians, engineers who have already been experimenting with creating interactive environments and objects within the virtual world.

How We Joined the Virtualization Nation

Tech Soup Blog

When it came time to plan our latest network upgrade at Community IT Innovators we opted to virtualize our server infrastructure. Virtualization provided the benefits of a smaller server room footprint and a smaller carbon footprint. Check out this video answering just that question from ZDNet and this article from TechSoup called Virtualization 101 for more. CDW's data centers studied the effects of virtualizing servers and power consumption.

Virtual Platforms for Good: Empowering Individuals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Second Thoughts blog, in a post called " We Need A New Kind of Philanthropy " outlines ten ways a new kind of philanthropy could get started with the combination of social media and virtuality in worlds and games. Virtual to Reality Blog. Photo UgoTrade Blog.

6 Cloud Security Features Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About

TechImpact

Cloud service associate, Gabriel Csanalosi of Tech Impact frequently receives questions about cloud security when nonprofits adopt Office 365. Cloud services typically provide an option of secure transmission, either by a virtual private network or secure shell layer.

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Content from AAM: Virtual Worlds and Eye on Design slides (and more)

Museum 2.0

First, Charting New Territory in Virtual Worlds , which featured Paul Sparrow ( Newseum ), David Klevan ( US Holocaust Memorial Museum ), Chris Lawrence ( NY Hall of Science ), and Nora McCartney (NY Hall of Science). Tags: virtual worlds design professional development

Part 2: Simple Tricks To Get More From Your Nonprofit CRM

TechImpact

All of these questions and more should be raised once a year to ensure that your nonprofit CRM is jettisoning your nonprofit into the future of data collection, and utilization. Image courtesy of z2 Systems.

Join Us for Local and Virtual Events This Week With Social Media September

Tech Soup Blog

There are several ways for you to get involved in our social media for social good events no matter where you live, since our community is holding both live and virtual gatherings. They’re answering the question “how do I collect money online?”