Nonprofit Web Design Process: Summary

Connection Cafe

I recently published the last post in my series about the nonprofit web design process and thought it would be helpful to have a final summary for the entire series. Enjoy! Stakeholder Discovery : How we structure stakeholder meetings, what topics we discuss and some tips for leading discovery conversations. User Research. Analytics data as User Research : Timeframe for which to review analytics data and some specific research questions to drive data analysis.

FAQs Summary – Our Most Read FAQ Posts

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FAQs Summary – Our Most Read FAQ Posts. The post FAQs Summary – Our Most Read FAQ Posts appeared first on BoardAssist. BoardAssist started a blog series recently pulling out from our book Giving Back the most frequently asked questions we receive from board candidates every year. Curious which FAQ posts were the most widely read? We’ve culled the favorites from the series and put them all in this post.

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2006 Idealware Fnancial Summary | 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 2006 Idealware Fnancial Summary By Laura Quinn , March 5, 2007 I’ve just been finishing up our financial summaries for 2006 (fun!), and thought I’d post a summary here for those that are interested.

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 April 8, 2007 As I write this, I’m hurtling through small towns and big cities on the train home. 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.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

EveryAction

Your plan should include a timeline, a list of the tactics you plan to implement, and a summary of your goals broken down by how they will be achieved. #GivingTuesday is right around the corner! Whether you’re still putting together your plan, or just double checking to make sure that everything is ready to go, here are seven tips to decrease your stress and increase your fundraising this year. For even more helpful tools for maximizing the money you raise and , check out our.

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The Online Giving Study: A Summary

Frogloop

Care2 is pleased to provide this overview of The Online Giving Study: A Call to Reinvent Donor Relationships just released by Network for Good and True Sense Marketing. The study, which you can download here , summarizes “$381 million in online giving through Network for Good’s platform, including 3.6 million gifts to 66,470 different nonprofits from 2003 – 2009.&# Here are some key findings. Online fundraising is all about relationships. No surprise here.

NPTech Summary: Happy Holidays!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Things are slowing down during the holidays , so here's a short version of the NpTech Tag Summary. Leave a comment and I'll summarize in the next NpTech Summary. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary Ed Schipu l, who grew a mustache for children with cancer last week, created a peavator. We'll be back before 2008 with a roundup of 2007.

Zoetica Salon Summary: A Few Good Social Media Measurement Insights

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This month’s theme was measurement – here’s a summary of the month’s learnings: Measurement Approaches. Here’s the summary and it is filled with useful tips and practice. Photo by M. Schenekenberg. The Zoetica Salon is a free online space for informal peer learning about nonprofits and social media. It is a place to share resources and ask and answer questions.

Lesson summary from the financial crisis.

Network-Centric Advocacy

This is an absolutely brilliant. Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change finally creates the right narrative that has driven the US economy into this mess. I have been waiting to see how this would play out and which party might be able to build the right narrative that makes it clear. Deepak nails it. We have watched groups advocate for change on lending for years. Hopefully, this is the moment that helps people listen to Center for Community Change as a fresh voice from Main St.

#Foundation Week Summary from a Netizen's Perspective

Tech Soup Blog

As you may have noticed, Daniel Ben-Horin (one of TechSoup's CEOs) @DBenHorin and thirteen of the TechSoup crew were in Brussles from May 31 until June 4 for Foundation Week and posted a lot of great info from the sessions to this blog as well as other social media. I followed the action by reading blogs, watching videos, and especially following along on Twitter with the hashtag #foundationweek.

NpTech Tag Summary: Learnings from FriendFeed Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's a summary of some of the topics and discussions that took place in the NpTech FriendFeed Room. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. During the past few weeks, Twitter has been down or out due to stress. To learn more about Twitter scaling issues read this interview by Jesse Stay. When a service goes down, users will complain. And if happens a lot, they may move on.

Amazing summary based on the links and tweets and followers.

Network-Centric Advocacy

This looks like a very cool service that focuses on generating a "newspaper" from the links and stories in a twitter feed and from the feeds of those that follow a feed. It seems like it could have a great potential as a single update on a network of activitity. For groups working on issues this would work well if. Main source (twitter account) links to the daily clips, actions and videos on an issue.

NpTech Summary: Nonprofit and Social Change Digg Redux

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's a summary of the distributed conversations, some context, and some questions. As the volume of information increased, weekly summaries were added to the mix. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. Should there be a nonprofit and social change category on Digg? Digg it here ). That was the conversation in the nonprofit, nonprofit technology, and social change social media space.

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NpTech Tag Summary: The SlideShare Edition

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, for this week's NpTech Tag Summary, I'm aggregating a few of the best ones. SlideShare is a site to host and share presentations. You can upload all your slide decks, and find download interesting presentations. At last month's NetTuesday , Jonathan Boutelle, Co-founder and CTO of SlideShare gave a presentation on how Nonprofits can use SlideShare. I love SlideShare for many reasons that I've shared before.

Nonprofits and Broadband: Community Call Summary

NTEN

In case you were wondering, we don't like the digital divide here at NTEN. In fact, we like it so little, we think every nonprofit has a responsiblity to work against it. It's an issue we care about deeply, so we're really excited about all the administration's moves to widen broadband access in the U.S. We want you to be excited too, so we're going to try to make sure you know what's going on and how you can take part.

Social Actions 2009 Year End Summary and Dashboard

Social Actions

This year, we've prepared two summaries: Social Actions 2009 Year End Summary , a review of the community, projects, and conversations that have defined our work in 2009. Easy tweet: Social Actions 2009 Year End Summary and Dashboard: [link] , [link Tis the season for year-end wrap ups of all kinds. Social Actions Dashboard , covering 2008 and 2009 "by the numbers". A sincere, heart-filled thank you for the chance to look back on this year with you.

NpTech Tag Summary: Five Hot Conversations!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To catch up, read the summary here and to read the most recent thoughts -- see Gavin's newest post here and Emily's reflections here. see photo of Quintus Jett here ) Ethos Roundtable now has a blog where you can find summaries and links to resources from meetings. GetInvolved Blog shares a summary from the Sunlight Foundation and Berkman Center all day session called "Local Political Information in an Internet Era."

NpTech Tag Summary: The Faces of NetSquared Champions and NpTech Power of Ten Summary

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NpTech Summary. The Face (book) of NetSquared Champions. The NetSquared Conference is just days away and the NetSquared blogs are buzzing with activity! Each of the 21 Featured Projects has a project champion who will guide and support the project through conference. They are posting their introductions and photos here. If you're on Facebook , search for the n2y2 group! You can find the complete conference agenda here.

NpTech Summary: Slow Wifi and Flickr Massage Edition

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a result, I'm publishing a briefer than usual edition of the NpTech Tag Summary because I can only get to fast loading blogs and web sites. The summary: most big charities are based on direct mail. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. I'm working remotely on an unreliable and slow wifi connection and Flickr has been getting a massage (down for maintenance) for most of the afternoon.

NpTechTag Summary: Year-end Roundups and Keeping Score of Predictions!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To read more of the NpTechTag Summary, check it out here Photo by Powerbooktrance from flickr with creative commons " by " license It's been a very quiet week in the NpTech Tag Stream, providing a little quiet time for reflection on year-end posts as well as scan for the best of resources, predictions, and resolutions for 2007.

Great Summary of Folksonomies and Museums Thread

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin. RLG is a not-for-profit organization of over 150 research libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural memory institutions. The organization maintains a blog called " Hanging Together ," the name inspired by the Ben Franklin quote above.

NpTech Tag Summary: Chimp Personality, Convio Open API, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. Find out what kind of monkey you are for a good cause. The HSUS newest campaign is geared towards helping the 1,300 chimps still condemned to life in research labs across the country. NpTech Conversations Convio Opens Up API Jason at DIA summarizes the posts and the bigs news in the nptech field this last week - Convio Releases An Open API.

NpTechTag Summary: NpTech Events, Twitters, and Green Web Hosting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. Net2 Houston, August Photo by Eschipul Nonprofits in Second Life Gala Opening Photo by RubyJi By looking at the photos tagged with NpTech, nonprofit techies were either on vacation or attending events. Two nptech events were visible in the NpTech tag stream, the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Launch Party and the Net2 meetup in Houston.

NpTech Summary: Advocacy 2.0, Sketchcastes, and NpTech in Different Languages

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary Ruby Sinreich's Advocacy 2.0 Presentation Slides on flickr Blog post here. NpTech Talk. The Socialmarkets Manifesto is here. There are many sparks for conversation about the points raised. The "Failure is an option" particularly caught my eye. "We can't talk about transparency, accountability and honest evaluation without addressing the contentious topic of failure.

?Fundraising When Money is Tight? Teleseminar (A Summary)

Influence

ve just attended a teleconference sponsored by Network for Good called ?Fundraising Fundraising When Money is Tight.? Mal Warwick has just written a book with this title, available at Amazon , on specific things you can do to minimize your costs and ensure that your organization is in a position to resume growth when the crisis passes (and it will!). Let me say that the teleconference was attended by 3,200 people! That alone is a sign of our times.

NpTech Tag Summary: Highlights from the NpDev and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. The summaries are released on cc 2.5 From Flickr User Philswin2003 The above flickr photo is from the Nonprofit Software Development Summit and some flipchart notes illustrating what's going on right now: inspiration, matchmaking, and practical methods!

NpTechTag Summary: Connected Conversations, Live Blogging, and Other Great Finds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's a few (formally) connected conversations and roundups: The nonprofit blog exchange has posted pointers to the last round of blog posts for the virtual event, along with a summary of nonprofit blog exchange blog posts. photo of Lucy Bernholz live blogging during the Northern California Grantmakers Briefing. Photo in flickr from Community Technology Foundation. NpTech Tag Talk If you couldn't make to the NpTech Conference call this week, there are notes here.

NpTech Tag Summary: 10 Web 2.0 Things You Can Do In Ten Minutes!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NpTech Tag Summary went on hiatus to give some space to. The summaries will be briefer, focused on a social media theme or a social media question related to practice. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. Photo by SpacePotato. rethink, reinvent. It came back earlier this week in a new format and aggregation process.

NpTech Tag Summary: NpTech Slide Decks, Twitter Saves Children, and Visualizing Information for Advocacy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ethan Zuckerman gives a summary of Pros/Cons of facebook Activism , a presentation by Imran Jamal and the Burma Global Action Network. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. One of the above is the actual cover of " Visualizing Information for Advocacy " - a must read booklet from Tactical Technology Collective. NpTech Conversations. So, you want to build a MashUp? Take the NetSquared Mashup Challenge !

NpTech Tag Summary: Best Wishes for Healthy, Happy, and Social 2008!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The main reason I'm still tagging is for retrieval when asked for a resource on and to write this summary. How to make these summaries more useful to you all? Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. The Net2 Secret Plan from Marnie Webb NpTech Tag New Year's Reflections, Predictions, and Best Ofs What are some of the ways that the social web marks the New Year? Let's take a look.

NpTech Tag Summary: Free Ranger Rick, Green Geekery, and Blog Day is Next Week!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Read more about it from Green Miles blog and a summary of reactions from other nonprofits here. Funding Opportunities A recap of funding opportunities mentioned in previous NpTech Tag Summaries and are of interest to nonprofit techies: Razoo promotes social good. Also, be sure to read Sean's summary of a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about how a new generation is reinventing fundraising. Good summary of videos and nonprofits found on the mobile voter blog.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

EveryAction

Fundraising plan summary. For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. Having a detailed strategic plan in place before embarking on a fundraising campaign can be a huge determinant of its success, even before the first dollar is raised. But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal.

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NpTech Tag Summary: Penguin Day in New Orleans, Fondling the Tools, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. Photo from LolNPtech.org (Registration is here ) Mashups, Meatballs, and New Orleans Do you look at all of the data available online, and imagine ways to combine and connect it to increase awareness about an issue? Then enter The Netsquared Mashup Challenge ! Applications will be available form Feb 1 to March 14, 2008. Wonder if smashups are eligible?)

NpTech Tag Summary: Nonprofits Lead Fortune 500 in Social Web Adoption, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. Net Tuesdays are spreading around the globe! Tis the Season Is mobile fundraising the next frontier? Katrin Verclas of MobileActive.org says the numbers speak for themselves. Holly Ross at NTEN writes about a new ring tone, " Why don't you just shut up? " and points to this article about MobileActive in the Economist.

Open Source Feminism?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

April 12, 2007 Beth Kanter, as always, has a great, informative summary of the Penguin Day activities last Saturday in DC. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Open Source Feminism? She’s got some great video blogging, including a short one on “ open source feminism.&#

NpTech Summary: Red T-Shirt Day - Supporting Monks, YouTube Nonprofit Channel, and Web2forDev Conference Reports

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. Flickr Photo by Villoks Many people around the world are supporting the Monks in Burma by wearing red t-shirts today or participating in vigils like this one in Cambodia outside the Burma embassy. There is also a groundswell of support all over the Internet, from bloggers ( one blog at a time ) Facebook , Flickr , Online Petitions , mobile phones , and Second Life.

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NpTech Tag Summary: Face-to-Face or Mediated Experience, Open Source Software Communities, and Blog Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary A social graph if the NpTech tag based on a google search NpTech Conversations Gavin's digital diner has written an article about the options that technology gives us for opting out of face-to-face gatherings. He notes with a trace of sarcasm, "???With

NpTech Tag Summary: Putting the U in YouTube, Some Cool Events, and Electronic Sheep Dreams

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary Slide Share Show, " Putting the U in YouTube " although geared for higher education institutions provides some really good practical marketing tips for social networking sites that should be useful for nonprofits too. NetSquared. The Seattle's Net Tuesday Group has just launched a social networking site on ning. Net Tuesday Seattle has been in the local press too!

NpTech Tag Summary: Party Metaphors, Conversations, and A Few Good Links

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary This slide show from Common Craft uses a party as a metaphor for online community. Meanwhile, Party4aPurpose launches the alpha version. Conversation Tracking in the NpTech Space There quite a blog buzz about the need for a Netsquared European Remix going on. David Wilcox riffs on Steve Bridger's shout. MacArthur Foundation announces a Virtual Philanthropy event in Second Life next week.

NpTech Summary: Social Networking Strategies and Nonprofits: Getting Beyond Shiny Object Syndrome and Getting More Precise Practices

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by PixelFarmer - Zen Mutt (a rescue dog) - Title "Precision" The NpTech Tag Summary went on hiatus to give some space to rethink, reinvent -- again. The summaries will be briefer, focused on a social media theme or a social media question related to practice. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary.

NpTech Tag Summary: Voting Deadline at Netsquared Extended, NTC Pipe, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. You can find the columns here : The summaries are released on cc 2.5 Photo from Cambodia4kids. Netsquared Voting Deadline Extended. Due to some technical glitches , you now have 48 additional hours to figure out what 5-10 of the 150 fantastic social change and technology projects at Netsquared will receive your vote.

NpTechTag Summary: TechTalk TV, RSS in Plain English, and Inspiring Stories

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

TechTalk public television show host Susan McKinnell interviewed Steven Clift about e-democracy including Issues Forums. TechTalk is produced by the University of Minnesota and appears on a number of public television stations. RSS in Plain English and Uses For Nonprofits. Jason Zannon at DIA points to Commoncraft's brilliant " RSS in Plain English " Screencast. The video, coupled with Jason's excellent how-to piece , should be Web2.0 and nonprofits trainers' toolkits.

NpTech Summary: VTvigils Online, Netsquared Announces 21 Featured Projects, and Happiness Hacking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

VTVigils VT Vigils VTvigils.org is a project of a diverse group of national campaigns and organizations not affiliated with Virginia Tech. They are calling on Americans nationwide to gather and hold silent, candlelight vigils to mourn those lost, reminiscent of the vigils after 9/11. The site was developed by Democracy in Action. There is much much commentary and grieving taking place online as well as a memorial in SecondLife , and an article in Wikipedia.