Knitting samples for Knitting off the Axis

Judi Sohn

He then asked me if I had ever done any sample knitting. Can I make a career out of knitting samples for designers? As many know, knitting is “my thing.” ” When I’m stressed I can knit something in my head and it relaxes me. I can stare a picture of beautiful yarn the way a foodie would study a picture in Gourmet Magazine. I know, it’s strange. Only my fellow fiberaholics can understand. I knit on and off through college and after I got married.

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How to Write The Best Thank-You Letter for Donations + Three Templates and Samples

Wild Apricot

The impact of a great thank-you letter can't be overstated. Here's how you can prepare the best thank you letters for donations to keep your donors coming back for more

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Thank You Amy Sample Ward!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My friend and colleague Amy Sample Ward has done an amazing job of community stewardship for the Netsquared community over the years. I learn something from Amy every day. Sadly, this is her last day for this job and she’s moving on. So, this post is an appreciation of her work, one of many voices in the community saying #ThanksAmy. Online Community #ThanksAmy

Amy Sample Ward Kills it with her Presentation on Social Media for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Amy Sample Ward, CEO of the Nonprofit Technology Network, shared some excellent social media strategies during her webinar. nonprofit webinar social media nten amy-sample-ward

NTEN Welcomes Amy Sample Ward as new Chief Executive Officer


It is my pleasure to share some exciting news today: The NTEN Board of Directors welcomes Amy Sample Ward as NTEN’s new Chief Executive Officer. Amy Sample Ward announcement Board of Directors ceo Amy Borgstrom. Chair, Board of Directors. After a national search, we are excited to announce NTEN's new CEO.

Free content sample from the PMCP


Not for long, but there’s still time to register for the Private Community Management Certificate Program , worth 8 CAE credit hours! Registration is filling up fast, but there’s still time to secure your spot! Not fully sold? Download this free preview of the content you’ll learn in the program! Questions about the program? email Maddie at —————-. Featured From the Trenches Implementation SocialFish News

Video Interview: NetSquared with Amy Sample Ward


While at South by South West Interactive (SXSWi) Amy Sample Ward spent some time talking with me about how NetSquared ( about ) serves the nonprofit industry. NetSquared is focused on the intersection of technology and social impact. Their mission is to help hundreds of thousands of non-profit organizations utilize the community empowering capabilities of the Internet to achieve social change

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Top 10 Sites to get Free Samples by mail: No surveys no credit card

Find the free stuff

Take for example, for you to earn a free sample of. The post Top 10 Sites to get Free Samples by mail: No surveys no credit card appeared first on There is a magical attraction associated with free stuff. Everyone loves being given things for free, be it gifts or vouchers. The problem is that there aren’t enough free things for everyone and whatever is advertised as free might not be free after all.

Sample Timeline for End of the Year Fundraising Text Messages

Mobile Commons

To make your EOY campaign planning a little easier, our expert mobile strategists have put together a sample timeline to help you plan your end of year fundraising text messages. Sample timeline for EOY fundraising text messages. The post Sample Timeline for End of the Year Fundraising Text Messages appeared first on Mobile Commons. So your nonprofit has been extra good this year, and you made your list and checked it twice.

Please Welcome NTEN's New Membership Director: Amy Sample Ward


We're pleased to announce a new member of the NTEN Team: Amy Sample Ward. amy sample ward NPTech NTENYou may have heard of her. For the last two and a half years, Amy has worked as Community Development Manager for Community-Driven Innovation at TechSoup Global , but we knew her back when she was just setting out on the road to nptech super-stardom with the Meyer Memorial Trust right here in Portland, where she led our local 501 Tech Club.

Case Study in Free Agent Fundraising @AbolishCancer ? Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech

AFP Blog

Case Study in Free Agent Fundraising @AbolishCancer  Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech: "Case StudyI recently connected with Darah Bonham, the driver behind @abolishcancer. A free agent changemaker having success fundraising with Twitter. I want to share that story

Ten Sample Guiding Business Principles

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Sample Guiding Business Principles

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Happy Birthday Amy Sample Ward!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today is Amy Sample Ward's Birthday! Happy Birthday! I've been reading Amy's blog now since she started it back in October. I got a chance to meet Amy when I was in Portland, Oregon a few weeks back to do a workshop and really appreciated the opportunity to geek out about nonprofit tech and social media!

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement


Campaign Themes and Branding Especially for annual campaigns or other regularly recurring asks, test the theme and messaging you are using by sending out two different versions of your appeal (make sure that they are the same in all other aspects aside from the changes that you’re testing) to similar samples of your audience to see which performs better. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits.

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19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts


by Amy Sample Ward, Author of Social Change Anytime Everywhere and Membership Director at NTEN. Online Fundraising amy sample ward beth kanter Blackbaud Carie Lewis Farra Trompeter Frank Barry fundraising ideas fundraising tips Jeff Patrick John Haydon Kivi Leroux Miller marc pitman npEXPERTS roger craver Scott Pearl Steve MacLaughlinIf you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place.

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Good Sample Business Principles

Eric Jacobson

Good Sample Business Principles Do you have a brand strategy? skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations.

11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

Connection Cafe

– Amy Sample Ward , CEO, NTEN. Nonprofit Technology amy sample ward beth kanter big data Brian Cute cloud technology Farra Trompeter fundraising tips Heather Mansfield Jeanette Russell Jenny Lawson Justin Dillon Mary Beth Westmoreland Mobile ntc NTEN Social Media Steve MacLaughlin storytellingLast week I had the privilege of networking with over 2000 nonprofit experts and professionals at NTEN ‘s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC).

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NTEN Announces Amy Sample Ward as new Chief Executive Officer


The Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) today announced the selection of Amy Sample Ward as NTEN’s new Chief Executive Officer. May 29, 2013. read more

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising


You can put this information to work now by creating donor personas for your organization with this Nonprofit Donor Persona Template, which includes nine customizable template pages with full profiles and a sample to get you started. It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona.

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I’m Celebrating NTEN on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3rd at 9 am PST) – Join Me and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward

Beth Kanter

Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward. Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward. I have to applaud Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN, for seeing the benefits of collective action and participation in a national day of giving. I’m taking off my red hat off on #GivingTuesday (Dec.

Sample Of Solid Business Guiding Principles

Eric Jacobson

New Report Shows How to Take Your Professional Development Into Your Own Hands

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Management #bbcon amy sample ward Nonprofit Technology Network NTEN professional development Technology-Based LearningAs a nonprofit professional, how do you learn? What does professional development look like when you are busy delivering programs and managing mission-critical tasks? We know it can be frustrating to find the time to invest in your professional development, and difficult to know which providers are best for you.

Amy Sample Ward, Community Builder and Nptechie: How I Have Fun and Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

T he fourth guest post in my have fun, do good blogger series is by Amy Sample Ward. You can read her blog and learn more about her work at , and you can follow her on Twitter at @amyrsward Amy Sample Ward, Community Builder and Nptechie: How I Have Fun and Do Good For me, there are lots of ways of having fun and doing good. Happy Monday, Have Fun, Do Gooders!

Guest Post by Amy Sample Ward: Want a peek at my RSS: Here it is!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Amy Sample Ward, publisher of Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech When it comes to “nptech” or nonprofit technology, there are more blogs and organizations and resources than any one person can find, let alone keep track of! Amy Sample Ward’s Version of RSS Why?

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Watch Out for Amy Sample Ward with a Hammer


There are four weeks left in our quest to raise $10,000 to send 50 nonprofits to the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco this April. We're over a quarter of the way there! At NTEN headquarters, we're doing everything WE can think of to raise that money. All I can say is, it's a good thing we've got you to help out! Our bake sale was crumb-y (get it?), mining for bitcoin took too long, and we struck out at our bowl-a-thon.

Congrats to Amy Sample Ward! Now Writing for the Stanford Social Review!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Me and Amy Sample Ward at NTC. I've been a fan of Amy Sample Ward 's blog since she started it last year. We both got NTennies at the NTEN member luncheon. Almost a month ago, Amy was invited to be a blogger for the Stanford Information Review. Her first post is called " The Leadership Gap and Technology Gap Working Together for Good? " and her second post is called " Openness for Technology and for Techies! "

Big Announcements. Big Innovation. Big Ideas| #bbcon Day 2

Connection Cafe

Amy Sample Ward from NTEN shared, from their recent Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report that only 4% of an organization’s budget, on average, was devoted to ‘technology’. Amy Sample Ward talked about human connections as the starting point for expectations on technology. Nonprofit News #bbcon #nptech amy sample ward Blackbaud SKY Diversity in Giving millennials Tom Matthews

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Happy Birthday Amy Sample Ward! Facebook Causes Lets Donors Opt In

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was delighted to see Amy Sample Wards's Facebook Cause for several reasons. Even before I turned the big one and the year after and many years before, birthday celebrations have been about cake and getting others to donate to my favorite cause. She is supporting Free Geek (I had already sent in a contribution, but decided to give again in honor of Amy's birthday!).

Share Your Story: Building Blocks of Social by Amy Sample Ward

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this week the Storytelling & Social Media series from NTEN and TechSoup Global launched with Amy Sample Ward , who is the community builder at Netsquared , as the first speaker. Social Media Building Blocks View more presentations or upload your own. tags: nonprofit nptech ). Her slides are above and she did a brilliant job of covering the basics! If you're not already reading her blog, you should subscribe now!

Guest Post by Amy Sample Ward -- The Power of Vision: Review of “The Pollyanna Principles”

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Amy Sample Ward, publisher of Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech Hildy Gottlieb’s new book The Pollyanna Principles is a handbook for starting a revolution in social benefit organization design and practice, but it isn’t the revolution.

Congrats to Amy Sample Ward Connec+ipedian of the Year and Bon Voyage!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Amy Sample Ward , a major player in the nonprofit technology blogosphere, has been named Connec+ipedian of the Year , an innovative example of nonprofits working wikily and that Amy helped design and launch. Amy is about to move from the West Coast to London - yet she still found the time to volunteer as a editor for the WeAreMedia project. That's what I love about Amy - very willing to contribute to the community

The Art of Saying Thank you: Amy Sample Ward, Darren Barefoot, and Michele Martin

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Amy Sample Ward put the Global Giving Widget on her Facebook profile. My first job in the nonprofit field over 28 years ago was in development office at the New England Conservatory and later at the Boston Symphony. In those days, I was the twenty-something accidental techie in the office who figured out the IBM memory typewriter. That cool new tool helped us personalized typed letters and envelopes by letter you manually insert the greeting and it automatically typed out the letter.

Nonprofit Technology Link Love

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 Nonprofit Technology Link Love July 30, 2008 Here are posts from a small sampling of bloggers I regularly read: Holly Ross shows her geek cred in a great post about DNS. Amy Sample Ward let’s us know how to give green.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


You can supplement this guide with some seriously handy templates and samples by downloading the Nonprofit Strategic Fundraising Plan Guide Add-Ons. Included: sample fundraising goals, funding source matrix template, and asset inventory template. For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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Test, Send, Adjust, Repeat


Amy Sample Ward. Amy Sample Ward Data E-mail nptech nten Social Media Strategy Web Sites Communications In order to make sure that you get your message out effectively, you need to regularly check the data that shows what works, what messages did well, and where you can improve. Sometimes the answer isn't just one metric, but in a combination of metrics that you can find by testing your messages.

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Open Source CRMs – people like them?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

and although the sample sizes were small, and not representative of the nonprofit sector as a whole, the people surveyed seemed to like the open source tools available. We really can’t draw any conclusions from this – the sample size was small, and, as I mentioned, not representative of the sector. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Open Source CRMs – people like them?

Take Control of Your Data: 3 Must-Have Reporting Tools Every Nonprofit Should Have


As you can see from the sample report above, a Moves Management report shows you everything from who is soliciting the gift to the status of the ask to the campaign it’s under. A new year means new resolutions, and for nonprofits that often falls into the category of better fundraising practices. Enter our new series, “New Year, New Heights.” For the next few months, we’re taking an in-depth look at key features and tools that make for a successful development program.

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Hello, Again, and Thank You!


Amy Sample Ward announcement ceo Since March of 2011, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with countless changemakers and nonprofit leaders in my role as NTEN’s Membership Director. It is with tremendous enthusiasm for our potential to make real impact together as a sector that I’ve accepted a new opportunity: to be NTEN’s CEO. So, hello, again!


Member Round Up: Goodbye, sluggish dog days of summer.hello, change!


NTEN superstars who made the list include Carie Lewis , Director of Emerging Media at the Humane Society of the United States ; Danielle Brigida , Digital Marketing Manager at the National Wildlife Federation ; Gloria Huang , Senior Social Engagement Strategist at the American Red Cross ; and NTEN 's own Membership Director, Amy Sample Ward. Flickr: diskychick There's been a flurry of activity lately in the NTEN community and it's easy to see that change is in the air!


What's in Your Community Manager Job Description? - SocialFish

AFP Blog

Here’s a sample community manager job description for you. What's in Your Community Manager Job Description? SocialFish : "e you thinking of hiring a community manager? But wait! You need to think about a few things first." 'via via Blog this

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What Do We Do With the Piles of Good Karma?


We want to extra thank the two folks who sent and received the most NTEN thanks: Amy Sample Ward & Debra Askanase. And, last but not least, I think we all learned another very valuable lesson: Tags: #ntenthanks amy sample ward Collaboration debra askanase NPTech NTEN twitter Wednesday, November 3rd was the second annual #NTENThanks day, an opportunity for everyone in the community to reach out and say thank you to the awesome NTEN community members who inspire them. .

How-to: DIY Community and Content Mapping


Amy Sample Ward, Community Development Manager, TechSoup Global. Tags: amy sample ward NPTech NTEN Program Over the last few of years I've had a the opportunity to work with a team of intelligent and thoughtful colleagues, speak at conferences, and collaborate with other facilitators and community builders. During this time, I've help create community maps and strategic plans with my own team and with many other groups.

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