What are your most useful synchronous online facilitation practices?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's why Nancy White's post on most useful synchronous online facilitation practices really caught my eye. Nancy takes us through a gradient of modalities and technologies for synchronous meetings. Photo by/NC from Matthew Saunders' Flickr Stream.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Nonprofit Technology


Technology maximizes your potential by automating repetitive work, synchronizing data, and allowing you to easily spot trends and paths for growth.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Great American Backyard Campout

Network-Centric Advocacy

» July 25, 2005 Great American Backyard Campout It is all about synchronizing little efforts to help people feel they have power and are connected to something greater. Synchronizing the simple act and promoting it starts to connect people in powerful ways. Synchronizing the simple act and promoting it starts to connect people in powerful ways. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

NetCentric Advocacy: Nice Live8 Technology debrief by EchoDitto

Network-Centric Advocacy

Many of the techniques highlighted are about giving people the opportunity to connect and synchronize the positive energy generated by the concert. (1) Many of the techniques highlighted are about giving people the opportunity to connect and synchronize the positive energy generated by the concert. (1) NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Why do people watch reruns?

Stop the Daisy Chain of Bad Data Management

3rd Sector Labs

Create a plan for proper synchronization of your data, following a set of controlled, manual steps. Once implemented, most of your data management between systems can be synchronized and automated.

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Major Code Release


It is something I wish I could convey better through this blog--the impressive sight of the entire team working as one synchronized operation. Was a busy weekend at VisionLink headquarters! A significant amount of code was released for both immediate use and future releases to come.

Guide to Migration from Oracle to PostgreSQL

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

It has been developed by Intelligent Converters, a software vendor focused on database conversion and synchronization for more than 10 years. Merges and to synchronizes existing PostgreSQL database with Oracle data.

Create Text Message SMS Campaigns that Sync with Blackbaud Sphere

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons’ integration with Blackbaud Sphere effortlessly synchronizes information between your CRM database and Mobile Commons. Profile data such as name, email, mobile number, address, and interactions are synchronized in real time between the two systems, allowing you to keep track of everybody, easily. Synchronize different mobile campaigns with different Blackbaud Sphere campaigns.

Shopify POS: Bridge the Gap Between Online and Offline Sales!

Tech Soup Blog

The Shopify POS lets you synchronize sales from your online store with those made at an event or in a brick-and-mortar store (museums with gift shops, take note!). TechSoup donor partner Shopify recently introduced its new, fully integrated point of sale (POS) system.

Which is better: structure or flow?

Have Fun - Do Good

It allows you to come up with amazing ideas, have big aha''s, experience incredible synchronicities, create prolifically, and feel connected to something greater than yourself. Neither. You need both.

Humanizing your organization creates amazing results. This is how.


The Vibe is the synchronicity between organizational culture, the processes the organization employees to create value and achieve objectives, and the behavior of the individuals within the system.

Will Nonprofits Take SXSWi By Storm in 2015?


Synchronized Social: Collaborative Campaigns. SXSWi is one of the biggest conferences for startups, technologists, and people who have innovative ideas that they think can change the world. But where do nonprofits and cause related startups fit into SXSWi? This year several nonprofits and leaders who are doing innovating work to create social change movements, submitted terrific panels in hopes of carving out a bigger track related to activism.

Create Text Message SMS Campaigns that Sync with the Convio CRM

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons’ integration with Convio Luminate Online and Common Ground effortlessly synchronizes information between your CRM database and Mobile Commons. Profile data such as name, email, mobile number, address, and interactions are synchronized in real time between the two systems, allowing you to keep track of everybody, easily. Synchronize different mobile campaigns with different Convio campaigns.

How to Use Slack for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Slack is all about working together as a team and when you’re trying to support, direct and maintain an organization, you definitely need the kind of synchronization that comes from being a team.

The Next Big Shake-Ups In Fundraising


The synchronized campaign that uses mobile text, direct mail, telemarketing, email, social networking and traditional media to create the perfect storm? Wonder what the next big shake-up in the fundraising world is going to be so you can prepare and stay ahead of the curve?

Mind-Melding Online

Connection Cafe

Author: One of my favorite science/interests stories in the news recently was a report published in late July by Science Magazine about how researchers have found that the brain of speakers and listeners become synchronized as they talk.

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Mobile Commons Offers Text Message Campaigns That Sync with NationBuilder

Mobile Commons

We seamlessly synchronize information between your NationBuilder nation and your Mobile Commons account, allowing you to keep track of everybody, easily. At Mobile Commons, we consider it vitally important that our software integrate with other platforms.

Fundraising strategy, technology and data Q&A with Chris Goodman and Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

We’ve seen nonprofits who do this–better synchronize their strategy, technology and data–lift results by 65% in relatively short periods of time. Third Sector Labs recently co-hosted a fundraising strategy webinar with Chris Goodman , SVP of Strategy & Marketing for 2Dialog.

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Social CRM, part 2: Metrics vs. CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

It involves using technology to organize, automate, and synchronize business processes—principally sales activities, but also those for marketing, customer service, and technical support. So while I’ve been off twitter, I’ve had time to research social CRM (funny, that.) And what I’ve found is pretty interesting. CRM stands for “Customer Relationship Management&# (not to be confused with “Cause Related Marketing&# - it came from the for-profit space.

Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

Wild Apricot

Administer, synchronize and optimize technology stack including CRM. Integration and synchronization of other tools in the technology stack. Process evolves in real time as everyone sees fit since team synchronization happens instinctively. What is Sales Operations?

Should Nonprofits Focus on Email or Facebook?

Connection Cafe

Synchronous. A question I have often heard: should nonprofits focus on email or Facebook? Of course, the correct answer is almost always “both.” ” In fact, the two channels work best when they work together — email and social CAN play as a team.

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4 Nerdiest Upcoming Convio Features

Connection Cafe

This new script, which loads silently in the background without holding up the rest of the content on a page, is faster and more precise than the older synchronous version. Author: Noah Cooper. And proud of it.

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Keeping appointment times from moving around

Robert Weiner

To do this in Windows 7, click on the clock, click Change Date and Time Settings, click the Internet Time tab, click Change Settings, and uncheck Synchronize with an Internet Time Server. (I I've been trying to find a way to keep my appointment times from moving around on my calendar as I change time zones.

Are You Ready to DIY Office 365?

Tech Soup Blog

If you want to create users on your local server and have those users get synced up to the cloud or if you want to synchronize passwords between your local server and the cloud, you'll need to implement Directory Synchronization.

Top Do’s and Don’ts in Using Online Donation Forms

Connection Cafe

Be careful to look for the right form builder that synchronizes with the payment processor you already use and it’s more convenient for your nonprofit. By: Laura Iancu, 123ContactForm. In autumn conferences, projects and all kind of activities seem to flourish. In nonprofits, now, more than ever we need all our forces directed proactively to control the abundance of tasks. Volunteer recruitment, fundraising, campaigns, all are overwhelming nonprofits in this period.

The story of culture shift told from Youtube. (Great Presentation at the Library of Congress)

Network-Centric Advocacy

It shows how new culture creates synchronizing effects. Mike Wesch Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology of Kansas State University does a fantastic overview of the culture shift. He looks at Youtube as anthropologic study area. It is definitely worth watching.

Robust Collaboration Tools to Empower the Modern Social Media Marketing Team


Chatter is an enterprise social network that allows users to synchronize and keep in touch without ever using email or the multitude of social networks crowding our daily lives.

ROI for a donor database

Robert Weiner

Time spent manually entering or importing or synchronizing or deduping data that could be collected through integrated systems. My colleague Charlie Hunsaker posted the following question on the FUNDSVCS Advancement Services listserve: I have two clients who are looking for new systems and want a “cost justification” for their acquisition to share with their management. Probably an issue that we should all be looking at. So with some background, I’ve got some questions.

NetCentric Advocacy: Modeling self organization of communication and topology in social networks

Network-Centric Advocacy

Creating self-synchronizing systems for social change. if you build an advocacy network will it really self-synchronize to influence policy and social behavior (yes and how) to do things in this new network context and how does leadership work as a part of that process. I am now looking for as much input as I can process on the nature of self-synchronizing social movements (what infrastructure do we need to put in place? What are best examples of self-synchronizing campaign?

How Nonprofit Leaders Create An Authentic Personal Brand on Intsagram

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is a brilliant example of how a nonprofit leader has aligned and synchronized their personal brand with their nonprofit’s brand. Instagram, the popular Millennial photo sharing site, is gaining traction with world leaders, government leaders and nonprofit executive directors.

Small Change Matters: Tweet It. Gladwell.

Network-Centric Advocacy

The successful movement will use every means possible to connect and synchronize with people who care about an issue. I've been thinking about a response to write Malcolm Gladwell's Small Change and his typical "advocacy doesn't happen online" half-hearted probe into causes and movements. However I've been waiting to see if there is another riff out there that I agree with most so I could just re-tweet it and move on.

You don't want to be MacGyver with your donor data

Connection Cafe

You need to synchronize your online and offline systems. Author: Jennifer Darrouzet. Let’s face it, spreadsheets are great at lots of things. They’re an easy tool built to satisfy the MacGyver in all of us as we battle through our daily tasks. They’re entirely flexible (my coworker used one to inventory all her packing boxes when she moved house last year – she’s that organized). But when it comes to storing precious supporter data—user beware.

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New Book: How To Implement Multichannel Online Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Colleagues Allyson Kapin who founded a web agency called Rad Campaign (they designed my blog) and Amy Sample Ward, who the NTEN Membership Director (and I’ve known since 2007 ) have published a new how to book called “ Social Change Any Time Every Where.”

GiftWorks 2014 Has Arrived!

Tech Soup Blog

Integration with MailChimp – manage your MailChimp subscribers and keep it synchronized with GiftWorks. GiftWorks 2014 is here! Let's talk about the new and enhanced features! GiftWorks 2014 will include: Integration with FirstGiving – using the FirstGiving donation platform, process credit cards within GiftWorks, setup a free online donation page and start collecting donations that can then be downloaded into GiftWorks.

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About the New BRIDGE Numbers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In time other databases may be synchronized with the BRIDGE Registry and in time BRIDGE Numbers may become widely used.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Notes inspired by Harold Katzmir (FAS)

Network-Centric Advocacy

We have to have the ability to synchronize intellectual property, synchronize time contributions, synchronize money, and synchronize vision. We have to have the ability to synchronize intellectual property, synchronize time contributions, synchronize money, and synchronize vision. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Mobile Commons Launches Integration with Twilio Connect

Mobile Commons

Our new integration with Twilio will let marketers play with some fascinating new apps, and still have all the data synchronized in one place.”. The integration is made possible by Twilio Connect, Twilio’s new application release that lets app developers synchronize their usage data with outside sources. New Mobile Commons Features Will Pull User Data Directly from Twilio Apps. This Functionality Will Let Organizations Run All Their Mobile Communications from One Web Dashboard.

CiviCRM and Drupal (& Joomla)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Other modules include synchronizing CiviCRM member (CiviMembers) to Drupal Roles (so you can permission content on your web site if needed) and synchronizing with organic groups (used by Democrats abroad very effectively in the last election cycle) 3.

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The BRIDGE Is Open! New Lookup Tool Distinguishes Global Social Sector Entities

Tech Soup Blog

Already there are nearly 3 million BRIDGE numbers assigned worldwide, a result of synchronizing information from the databases of founding partners Foundation Center, GlobalGiving, GuideStar, and TechSoup. Ongoing synchronization makes it easier to share and compare data among databases.

Expect the punch in the face as part of your strategy development.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Real time synchronization of organizing during broadcast events. . In many context, it is always a struggle to find partners that want to invest in creating adaptive process and infrastructure. In times of uncertainty, we are often attracted to the "silver bullet" rather than the negotiated settlement. I love clear work plans but I work in so many context that make them unrealistic like campaign planning, culture change, leader organizing and foundation fundraising to name a few.

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The 8 Key Elements of a Federated Buying Agreement

Connection Cafe

Validation, QA and synchronization with training. In the “ Who buys? Who pays? article published earlier in this series, we discussed information technology purchases, and how a central buying agency can represent— or fail to represent —affiliate interests.

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Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Facebook groups mostly function asynchronously, but a synchronous activity now and again can really rally the troops. Photo by Laughing Squid.

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