How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives

Mobile Commons

One such example of this is Sweden’s blood banks, which use text messaging to inform donors when their donation helps save a life. How Sweden’s blood banks use text messaging to engage donors.

SXSW: What Social Media Analytics and Data Can’t Tell You

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last year, UNICEF Sweden launched an advertisement criticizing Facebook slacktivism and calling for greater monetary support. UNICEF Sweden’s critique of charity slacktivism was an extreme case, but was their criticism warranted?

Trending Sources

Free Webinar on October 23! Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Prioritize the Mobile Web in 2014

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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Free Webinar on February 27: 10 Online Communications and Fundraising Best Practices for NGOs

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Illustrating the positive power of another incredibly popular game, the United Nations and Minecraft developer Mojang partnered to bring youths’ game-world blueprints to real-life in public works in Kenya, Sweden, and Haiti through its innovative “Block by Block” ( [link] ) program.

Game 46

From Multicultural to Intercultural: Evolution or Spectrum of Engagement?

Museum 2.0

I think of the Museum of World Cultures (Gothenberg, Sweden) as an institution that masterfully explores both types. How do you balance the value of honoring specific multicultural practices and bridging them to build new connections?

Swedes open embassy in Second Life - CNN.com

AFP Blog

Interesting eventhough not a nonprofit.Swedes open embassy in Second Life - CNN.com: "STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Reuters) -- Sweden became the first country on Wednesday to open an embassy in the virtual world Second Life.Created to promote the Nordic state's image and culture, the embassy does not offer any real or virtual consular services but provides information on its real world counterparts.Second.

Vine Becomes Number One App In U.S. App Store | Fast Company | Business Innovation

AFP Blog

The six-month-old service also takes the top spot in Canada and Sweden''s App Stores Vine Becomes Number One App In U.S. App Store | Fast Company | Business Innovation : Vine, Twitter''s six-second video app is at the top of the App Store download chart in the U.S. The news was announced on Twitter by Vine''s creative director, Rus Yusupov, with a screenshot (but no backslap-fist pump video offering, sadly.)

Year-End Webinar Special for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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UNICEF says Facebook 'likes' won't save children's lives | The Verge

AFP Blog

Late last month, UNICEF Sweden released three commercials that urge viewers to support humanitarian aid not through posts or shares on social media, but monetary donations. UNICEF says Facebook ''likes'' won''t save children''s lives | The Verge : UNICEF has launched a bold advertising campaign that takes direct aim at perhaps the most ubiquitous form of online activism — the Facebook "like."

Mobile Phone Data Helped Aid Groups Target Quake Relief in Haiti, Report Finds | PND | Foundation Center

AFP Blog

Mobile Phone Data Helped Aid Groups Target Quake Relief in Haiti, Report Finds | PND | Foundation Center : Mobile Phone Data Helped Aid Groups Target Quake Relief in Haiti, Report Finds A new report from Columbia University and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, offers evidence that in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, anonymous cell phone data helped aid groups target emergency supplies to those most in need, BBC News reports

Benetech: President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We now have more than 3,500 users in over 140 countries using Miradi for projects as varied as a coordinated national strategy for the preservation of the chimpanzees in Tanzania, to the development of management plans for two Marine National parks bordering Sweden and Norway.

Fall Webinar Special for Nonprofits

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Summer Webinar Special for Nonprofits

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Spring Webinar Special for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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The New Miradi

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Environmental planners from Sweden and Norway are using Miradi to develop management plans for the Swedish Kosterhavet Marine National Park and the Ytre Hvaler National Park in Norway which share the same marine area.

Spotlight on TechSoup's Global Partners: Blogs, Hacks, How-Tos, and More!

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Sweden. TechSoup Sweden's Andreas Ericsson built his own Instagram printer for an event. Our partners around the world have been busy working on some interesting projects, articles, and blogs for the nonprofit sector.

Quick Hit: Five Great Links

Museum 2.0

Three intrepid blog managers are soliciting contributions from all over the world, and so far, there are posts from Belarus, Canada, Germany, Northern Ireland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the US. This week, a kitchen sink of inspiring bits.

The Culture Map

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"The way we are conditioned to see the world in our own culture seems so completely obvious and commonplace that it is difficult to imagine that another culture might do things differently, "says author Erin Meyer. "It

Book Review: iPhone Millionaire

SocialFish

His consulting clients include The BBC, TV-24/Germany, TV4/Sweden, Oxygen Media, BBC, KBC, TVL, Danmarks Radio (DK), TV-3 Sweden, Norway & Denmark, Tokyo Broadcasting, and Korea Broadcasting. This is a guest post from Michael Rosenblum , author of iPhone Millionaire.

How To Understand Cultural Differences To Drive Business Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"The way we are conditioned to see the world in our own culture seems so completely obvious and commonplace that it is difficult to imagine that another culture might do things differently, "says author Erin Meyer. "It

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Winter Webinar Special for Nonprofits

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Querying the Environment: A Smart Model for Pull Content

Museum 2.0

This project in Avesta, Sweden, in which visitors use special flashlights to explore a historic site and reveal interpretative content of interest, is an elegant example of how museums can innovative the label experience. Which brings us back to Sweden.

Three Do * Good Blogs

Have Fun - Do Good

taken from a Salon.com article, that you've probably already heard about, but I hadn't, that Sweden has created a commission to find ways to end the country's use of oil by 2020. I came across two interesting blogs over the holidays: World Changing: Another World is Here and Treehugger: The Future is Green. Find it Here. World Changing is like the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer version of Treehugger.

Things We Like (June 2009)

NTEN

Turns out it's really heavy -- and consumes more electricity than Sweden. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources. Read more posts on our blog. Clay Shirky thinks the Iranian election protests are "the big one" for social media. Notice how we used quotation marks to, you know, quote somebody? That's what they're for. Everything else ends up on the "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks. Someday soon, you'll be able to type ON your hand, not just with it.

Case Study: Moving to Google Apps

NTEN

Annika has a BS in Computer Science, from Karlstads Universitet, Sweden, with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Maths. Annika Billqvist, Office and Technology Manager, HandsOn Bay Area When I started at HandsOn Bay Area in 2006, the organization didn’t have a long-term technology plan in place and used many different systems for communication, collaboration, and data storage.

Groundswell Book Club Part 3: Energizing

Museum 2.0

One of the most clever no-tech ratings system I've heard of is at a library in Sweden. This week, we're covering the third objective in Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff's book Groundswell : energizing (chapter 6).