Announcing ImpactRising.Org: Organizational Capacity Building Resource for Nonprofits and Consultants

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Designed to support social sector organizations and consultants with tools and resources to get ready for engagement in capacity-building projects, ImpactRising.org aims to help make the consulting sector stronger.

Are You Content Creation Impaired? Here’s Some Tips and Resources

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I shared the framework on this wiki – and encouraged other nonprofit capacity builders to remix it. I was thrilled to see this version (although not a nonprofit specific version) for content marketing from a report by Altimeter. Techniques and Tools. Source: Copyblogger.

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A Wiki Tribute to Stephanie McAuliffe

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This post is my personal tribute – and a request to send her some good wishes on the Stephanie McAuliffe Wiki. As the Human Resources director, Stephanie managed all Human Resources functions including payroll, benefits, compensation, and employee relations.

Reliability of Resources: The 2012 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits

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Google is merely a tool that presents information, and it's up to us to use our judgment to determine which information is the most accurate and most reliable. It covers nearly 70 types of software, from association management to wikis and everything in between.

Great reads from around the web on August 15th

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I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). And it doesn't have to cost a ton: this video is made with basic tools that are free to use. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of August 15th).

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

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– Sharing Knowledge Wiki -This wiki was created by The ICT-KM group of the CGIAR to catalog and document processes for nonprofits that want to share knowledge across partners doing development work.

A Wiki Convert

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world (although, I have been using Facebook since you had to log in at THEfacebook.com), I'm guessing I'm not the only one a little timid to experiment with new tools, so I am compelled to share when I've had a great experience. Last week, I wrote a post about how useful Delicious is to keep resources organized - I'm still in awe of that one. Now, for the next tool of my affection: wikis. Word, and Jeremy Wallace's article on using wikis for internal documentation.

TechSoup Community Team Wiki Launch

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TechSoup exists not only to provide nonprofits with technology, but also to connect them to the resources they need to use it. We're excited to announce a brand new window into what we do and what we're discovering with the launch of our Community Team Wiki. It also hosts the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life , supports micro-volunteering efforts , and curates resources like the Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki.

NGO Learning Wiki

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Check out the NGO Learning Wiki. It was created by Greg Cohen to share resources he has identified while exploring tools for the members of the Association of Private Voluntary Organization Financial Managers. He writes: Nonprofits have approached collaboration or information sharing,particularly using internet tools as a resource, through several disciplines. Another, more focused on the tools of collaboration, is KnowledgeManagement.

Bring Your Idea to Life at Social Actions Wiki - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" Why not contribute to the Social Actions Labs Idea Wiki?

resource roundup 7/5 | Idealware

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Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About resource roundup 7/5 By Laura Quinn , July 5, 2007 Rolling Your Own Online Office (Read/Write Web) Very useful roundup of the online tools that help with collaboration tasks, such as document sharing, forums, wikis , flowcharting , and more.

Great reads from around the web on December 25th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). Fundraising Sources for Social Entrepreneurs – December 2009 Edition – "Each month Ashoka compiles a list of fundraising and other resources for Ashoka Fellows.

Web2.0 and Nonprofits Best Practices Wiki

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Can a wiki be an example of paying it forward? and Nonprofits Best Practices Wiki ! Password is " nptech ") Our goal with this is not to be the definitive resource for all things Web 2.0. She is inviting others to contribute links and resources and I know I certainly will. (I beginner's tools guide that I created last summer -- which is focused on skills and tools - and will definitely incorporate into the pages here.).

WeAreMedia: Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box and Wiki Raid - End of the First Week

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Some awesome tool resource pages where you'll find links to simple definitions, tips and tutorials, and some tools. This week we worked on listening and participation tools: Monitoring. The tools we'll be focusing on next are those that can be used for sharing your story social media style. Blogging Tool. We've come the close of the first week's round of We Are Media Toolbox fun. What do we have to show for it?

Great reads from around the web on November 25th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources across the web ever day. To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). " GetMiro.com is an open-source, non-profit video player and podcast client, check out the tool here: [link]. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of November 25th).

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Resource Roundup 11/26 | Idealware

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Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Resource Roundup 11/26 By Laura Quinn , November 26, 2007 Heres the highlights from the last week or so of resources tagged with " Idealware " on del.icio.us. If you see a good article or resource that would help nonprofits choose software, tag it!

Resource Roundup 11/16 | Idealware

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Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Resource Roundup 11/16 By Laura Quinn , November 16, 2007 Heres the highlights from the last week or so of resources tagged with " Idealware " on del.icio.us.

Resource Roundup 6/16 | Idealware

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Marnie Webb provides a great overview of Twitter resources. The CIAs Use of Wikis (Enterprise 2.0 conference, an intriguing case study showing how the CIA is using a wiki to create an internal “Intellipedia” (Tip of the hat to Marc Baizman of Nonprofit CRM) Routing around potholes in the DAM road (CMS Watch) Useful look at the current gaps and challenges in the Digital Asset Management Space.

Resource Roundup 3/22 | Idealware

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Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Resource Roundup 3/22 By Laura Quinn , March 22, 2007 Its been a good week for great software resources!

Resource Roundup 5/31 | Idealware

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7 Ways to Send HUGE Files (Mashable) A roundup of methods that let you send files of more than 500MB (as well as more rationally large files, presumably) Using Partimage to Clone Hard Disks (pittman.ws) A detailed how-to on replicating (ghosting) hard drives with Partimage, an open source alternative to Norton Ghost Google and Salesforce Team Up (Tate Hausman) Rumor has it that Google and Salesforce are teaming up to create an integrated tool suite.

Social Media 101 TweetChat: Facebook

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TechSoup kicked off its Social Media Mondays in May , designed to accompany the launch of the Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki , with a discussion on using Facebook for nonprofits. Tools Facebook social media

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Resource Roundup 11/30 | Idealware

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Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Resource Roundup 11/30 By Laura Quinn , November 30, 2006 Okay, Im behind again, but heres a few of the good software resources out within the last couple of weeks.

Great reads from around the web on May 17th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). campaigning resources and info – "Twitter is growing at gigantic rate, experiencing 1,500% growth in the last year (for more stats see The State and Future of Twitter 2010).

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Resource Roundup 5/21 | Idealware

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Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Resource Roundup 5/21 By Laura Quinn , May 21, 2007 5 Free Online Video Editing Sites Reviewed ( ExtremeTech ) Useful reviews of five free online tools that allow you to do basic video editing - such as scene transitions, cuts, splices, loops, audio overlays.

#13NTC Session: Mindful or Mindfull Social Media?

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This blog post serves as a resource page for a session on mindfulness with Rob Cottingham and Jana Byington-Smith. This session teaches you some techniques including the use of visualization, graphic facilitation, mind-mapping, attention training, and technology tips and tools that you can immediately put into practice to help you and your staff work more efficiently and effectively, enabling you to achieve more in less time and ultimately increase the return of your efforts.

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What is the scaffolding for learning in public?

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The TCC Group is facilitating a “learn in public&# process by sharing early research findings related to 1300 capacity building grants. There has been an interesting discussion on the wiki and blogs about strategy for public learning.

Bring Your Idea to Life at Social Actions Wiki - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" Why not contribute to the Social Actions Labs Idea Wiki?

Web Design Resources from the TechSoup Global Network

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In the spirit of TechSoup's new look , we've compiled a list of resources and products from around our global network on website design, planning, and management. The Wikispaces Plus Plan , available through TechSoup, offers nonprofits and libraries a hosted wiki site.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

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I had the great honor of moderating the panel Tools Galore in Online Communications: From Google Earth to Wiki’s and Twitter this panel will give you the nuts and bolts of the latest tools organizations can utilize to ramp up their next online campaign. Here’s a run through of the Tools Galore session. See the slide deck below and notes from the panelists: WomenWhoTech: Tools Galore. Idealware.org has reviews of many of these tools as well.

NTC: Data Visualization Panel

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Or are you maybe even drowning in data and looking for someone to throw you a life-saving suggestion for software and other tools? Approaches and tools: What are the basic guidelines for designing and using data and information visualizations? What are the go-to tools? Resources.

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Resource Roundup 12/4 | Idealware

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Participatory Media Links and Resources (Berkeley) Apparently put together for a Berkeley class, this wiki provides a useful and lengthy list of resources about "participatory media" - i.e. blogs, wikis , RSS , tagging, video sharing, mashups , etc. tools? tools for all their office productivity software (i.e.

Introducing Idealware's Social Media Resource Library

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There are a ton of resources on social media for nonprofits, but they are scattered all over the web (though, We Are Media has done an excellent job at compiling a lot of them). With that in mind, and as a first step in our year-long social media research initiative, Idealware has compiled a library of nearly 200 – and growing – resources on social media. And, we’ve incorporated an easy-to-use tagging scheme so that you can find the resources most helpful to you.

I Love Charts

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It’s definitely one to add to the “ Nonprofits Data Visualization Wiki ” that I’ve put together to curate and present the best resources for instruction based on ongoing curation over at scoop.it. I have a couple of addictions.

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Context Is Everything: Online Communities

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We were part of an email thread with a small group of individuals offered input on community management systems and facilitator recruiting resources. At the time, we invited Internet thought-leaders to participate in an email list discussion, focusing on interactive tools.

Intranets, Yammer, and Other Web 2.0 Tools for Staff Communication

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tools to your museum? Here are seven frequent staff communication problems, and tools to address them. Whereas blogs are a good reporting mechanism, wikis are a better collaborative tool. An internal, shared group wiki will allow you to explore different topics (i.e.

Nonprofits That Tweet: Roundup of lists, resources, and examples

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Check out blog for in-depth posts on Twitter tools, for example this one about url shorterners. I'd like to point a few examples that were not on his list and share some good nonprofit Twitter resources. Where To Find Resources and Case Studies The WeAreMedia Wiki has several excellent collections of Twitter how-tos, case studies, and other resources for nonprofits. They tweet about important resources, charities, and funding programs in their region.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

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The participants, most of them women, are exposed to a variety of tech tools, which are easy to adopt and help in organizing community activities, such as: messaging via cell phones, mapping tools, remote conferencing, arranging meetings for large groups, social networking, and more.

WeAreMedia: Social Networks - Build the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box

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Source: Nielsen Online The We Are Media Festival of Tools is starts the last week of work on the Nonprofit Social Media Toolbox with a focus on social networking tools and widgets and apps. So, go over to the wiki and add your best how-to resource and you could win a t-shirt

We Are Media: The Social Media Starter Kit for Nonprofits

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The goal of this wiki is to provide a source for strategies and tools in the social media sphere specifically for NONPROFITS. more and more nonprofits understand the opportunity of using social media strategies and tools to realize outcomes. Interested in " working wikily "?

Open Source for Nonprofits: Programs to Try (Part 2)

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CiviCRM even has some basic HR management tools to help nonprofits keep track of their volunteers, new jobs, and related documents. Human Resources Management (HRM). One of the best ways to gauge whether open source would work for your organization is to look at some actual examples.