We Are One Central Texas

FI Space

Central Texas nonprofits joined forces today to launch “We Are One,” a campaign focused on increasing involvement and driving stronger support for local organizations and their many missions. Through video and online social media outreach – including a new web page as well as Facebook and Twitter – the grassroots effort calls on all citizens to share how they are one with Central Texas.

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Homeless in Central Texas : An FAQ

FI Space

Where the heck is the city of Austin or the State of Texas in this? Tags: Change Makers Organizational Change Personal Change Social Change Austin Homeless Mobile Loaves and Fishes Social Media Social Media for Social Good Texas So this weekend I got a chance to be homeless for 48 hours and be guided around by my street shepard Alan Graham of Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

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w00t - Texas Social Media Awards

FI Space

Tags: Social Media for Social Good Social Media Add new tag Non Profit Uncategorized Not to toot my own horn but thanks for helping me do this readers: [link].

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Coming to Texas? Come say Hello

FI Space

If you’re coming to town, don’t miss this opportunity to meet all of the top Texas social media users at one party. Tags: SXSW Texas Social Media Awards Innovation Austin American Statesman The Austin American-Statesman, which has been deeply involved in the local social media scene, is honoring 24 Texans who exemplify all that is good about social media. Check out the winners.

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If you are into Non Profits and live in Central Texas - Join Us!

FI Space

Currently, he’s working toward an MS in Business Anthropology from the University of North Texas. Tags: Uncategorized 501 Tech Club Austin Central Texas Chris Bailey non profits Join the monthly gathering of Austin, TX area nonprofit technology folks! When: Monday, May 18. Where: Austin Free-Net Offices, 2209 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702. May Meeting Details: Finding and keeping passionate supporters for your nonprofit is challenging no matter the economic climate.

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Nonprofit groups team up to provide technology services | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Robert Miller | Business Columnist | Dallas M

AFP Blog

Nonprofit groups team up to provide technology services | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Robert Miller | Business Columnist | Dallas Morning News: "The Center for Nonprofit Management has entered into a partnership with NPower Texas to provide nonprofit groups with a one-stop source for technology services.". Tags: NPtech NPColloboration

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Join A Discussion About Social Innovation in Texas Without Leaving Your Computer!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Using a live streaming application called "Live Stream," conference organizers of the Governor's Nonprofit Leadership Conference in Texas are hoping to draw in an online audience into the discussion about social innovation. Tags: backchannel This is the first time I've been pitched to host a live stream of a conference on my blog and ask a question of the panel remotely.

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Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers: Mentorship

Tech Soup Blog

Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America's Nonprofit Solutions business, based in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter and read his first post in the Tag, You're IT! Interestingly enough, the entry has the following tags and sums up our global confusion about what mentoring is. series. I've heard a lot employees and managers talk about "needing a mentor."

Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers: Coaching Employees

Tech Soup Blog

Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America’s Nonprofit Solutions business, based in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter and read his first post in the Tag, You’re IT! Tag, you’re it… This blog will focus on methods that will allow you to quickly begin to. Tag, you’re IT! series. Technical leadership generally gets a bad rap for not having quality soft skills. in managing people.

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WebCPA | Sage Rolls Out New Fundraising Software

AFP Blog

WebCPA | Sage Rolls Out New Fundraising Software: "Sage Rolls Out New Fundraising SoftwareAustin, Texas (March 2, 2007) - Sage Software has unveiled the latest version of Sage Fundraising 100, its donor relationship management system for midsized and large nonprofit organizations."Tags: Tags: NPTech, NPSoftware

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Google Flu Trends

Network-Centric Advocacy

Texas is showing the same trend as Mexico. Tags: Advocacy Strategy Communication Technology Media Trends netcentric Personal Rants This is interesting. Google Flu tracks symptom searches for flu and normalizes it over all searches. Google Flu shows past years too.

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Great reads from around the web on April 3rd

Amy Sample Ward

» Blog Archive » We Are One Central Texas - "Central Texas nonprofits joined forces today to launch “We Are One,&# a campaign focused on increasing involvement and driving stronger support for local organizations and their many missions. Tags: roundup bookmarks These are some links I wanted to share from April 3rd. Find me on Delicious for more!

How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day

NetWits

Giving Day’s) like those held in Minnesota, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Ohio and Texas have raised tens of millions of dollars and generated significant publicity for their nonprofit communities. Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. It’s a day-to-day fact of life.

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Video Marketing on Social Media: Best Practices & Inspiration for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As Hurricane Harvey hit last year, they created a video quickly with just an image of the doppler image of the hurricane, one photo from the devastation in Texas and then a couple photos from other natural disasters where they provided relief in a similar way.

How to Create Nonprofit VIPs with Social Media

Connection Cafe

Ben works on Blackbaud’s Corporate Communications Team, is a Graduate Student at University of Texas School of Advertising (Hook ‘Em) and a Mississippi native. Guest post from Blackbaud intern, Ben Baker.

Lights. Camera. Help. is this weekend!

FI Space

Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars shows what happens when several small towns rally to wrest control of their environment from special interests. Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars - Texas Clean Air Cities Coalition.

Vivir Unidos

FI Space

From our friends at United Way of Central Texas : We’re having an event on Thursday 18, Vivir Unidos at the MACC and like to encourage all of you to come along (some of you are already doing so, thanks), hear the findings from our Latino/Hispanic research, and have some fun at the same time. Tags: Volunteerism Hispanics Marketing United Way

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Great reads from around the web on July 8th

Amy Sample Ward

is a new nonprofit in Austin, Texas and it’s bringing you the first world wide film festival only for nonprofit and cause-driven organizations. " Tags: roundup bookmarks These are some links I wanted to share from July 8th. Find me on Delicious for more! Lights. Camera. Film Passes are now on Sale! - "Lights. Camera. On July 31st and August 1st at 7pm, Lights. Camera.

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It’s conference week! Dreamforce and Convio Summit

Judi Sohn

I flew out to Austin, Texas on Monday afternoon. Tags: Geek Posts Common Ground Conferences Convio Dreamforce Salesforce There are only 3 conferences I make a point of going to each year if I can: Convio Summit , Salesforce Dreamforce and NTEN NTC. Wouldn’t you know that this year, Convio Summit and Dreamforce were the same week? Originally, I was only going to go to Dreamforce. Not to say that the Convio conference isn’t excellent.

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How is Giving in Austin changing? Do we still suck?

FI Space

The content of this survey was developed by staff at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the University of Texas at Austin, led by Dr. Peter Frumkin and Dr. Sarah Jane Rehnborg with the assistance of research assistant Rachel Veron Douglas. The University of Texas at Austin. Tags: Economics Fund Raising & NPOs Economy fundraising Hard Times non profits Sucking

Welcome to March

Judi Sohn

A few days ago, Representative Kay Granger of Texas and Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island introduced HR 1189, Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act of 2009 and we’re doing everything we can through our Cover Your Butt campaign to get this legislation off the ground. Tags: Nonprofit In case you hadn’t heard, March is colorectal cancer awareness month.

What’s Happening in The Beacon

Beaconfire Wire

Blackbaud Internet Solutions is sponsoring lunch in The Beacon for people who donate their lunch money the Capitol Area Food Bank of Texas, a partner of Feeding America. If you can’t make it at lunchtime, come by their table anytime to help hungry Texas families.

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Come support my new Non Profit

FI Space

is a new nonprofit in Austin, Texas and it’s bringing you the first world wide film festival only for nonprofit and cause-driven organizations. Tags: Personal Change Social Change Lights. As many of you know I have started my own non profit here in Austin with some amazing people. It’s called Lights. Camera.Help and is the world’s first non profit film festival. As of this week we have started selling our Film Passes for the event. Please check out more below.

I’m Homeless : Social Media for Social Good

FI Space

Hopefully it will inspire you to think twice the next time you tell a homeless person to “go get a job&# once you see how tough their lives really are here in Central Texas. Tags: Organizational Change Personal Change #homeless. I helped coin the term Social Media for Social Good awhile back and this weekend I am making it happen again. Fellow Social Media guy Mike Chapman and I will be joining a street retreat put on by Mobile Loaves and Fishes. No cell phone. No watch.

Congrats to David Neff: Nonprofit Marketer of the Year

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In 2009, the Austin American Statesman recognized David as one of the top 25 Social Media People in the state of Texas. David earned his BS in Public Relations from the University of Texas with a minor in Business from the McCombs School of Business. Tags: misc

Zoetica Iphone App and More Thoughts On Nonprofit iPhone Apps

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) recently launched iPheedANeed , the first iPhone application launched by a food bank to-date. Tags: mobile I'm happy to announce that our Zoetica iPhone application , is now live on the iTunes store.

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Dont Look at the News. Dont Watch C-span

Network-Centric Advocacy

It looks like California and Texas are discussing jobs and economy. Tags: Communication Technology Current Affairs Examples of Network-Centric Advocacy Campaigns netcentric nptech Web/Tech Weblogs

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Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

Today I’m in San Antonio, Texas, for the American College of Preventive Medicine annual conference. For example, if a family is looking for their missing mother, they can use the search engine to find images that volunteers have tagged with “adult” and “female.”

A Powerful Experience in a Community Museum

Museum 2.0

I was fortunate enough to visit it during the Texas Association of Museums conference, and it brought up some reactions and emotions that I wanted to share with you. Tags: exhibition inclusion

How To Use Information You Already Have To Personalize Constituent Experiences Online

NTEN

Aimy Wiley, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. [Ed. I recently started coordinating the online development for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, a mid-sized food bank serving 21 counties in Central Texas. make sure you tag your links in a way that your database can read and track. Capital Area Food Bank of Texas : The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger.

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Call for Submissions: Nation's First Cause-Driven Film Festival

NTEN

The festival will take place July 29th to August 1st in Austin, Texas; submissions will be open until June 30th. > Tags: david neff NPTech NTEN Friend of NTEN and all-around good guy David J. Neff has just announced that submissions are now open for Lights. Camera. The festival celebrates and rewards cause-driven films and their messages. “We We really want to foster the growth of this industry and offer a place.

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Nonprofit and Grassroots Film Festival: Submit and Win!

NTEN

This nonprofit film festival, the first of its kind, will take place at the end of July in Austin, Texas. The entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges and may be recognized at the festival which is scheduled to take place on July 31 in Austin, Texas. Tags: Advocacy event nonprofit technology NPTech video Flickr: Endlessstudio You and your cause have been using video to capture and share stories about the work you do and the change you're making, right?

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Get Thee Behind Me, Disco Duck!

Gavin's Digital Diner

It was the pledge drive on KPFT - the Houston (Texas) Pacifica station I listened to (religiously) in graduate school. Tags: Chumpness Civil Society Music NPTech Web/Tech I hate splash pages. I hate being held hostage.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » The Problem with Subsidies

See What's Out There

The main point of the project is to convey to Americans that “what happens here, matters there&# or as the tag line of campaign says “Our Choices, Others’ Lives.&# Add to it government subsidies for the Texas farmer and you have no way these Africans can compete.

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Social Media Marketing for NPOs: Give Your Organization a Voice

ASU Lodestar Center

Using Hootsuite will allow you to publish to all of your social channels from one dashboard, as well as monitor any mentions, tags, or conversations that are relevant to your organization. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Carly Rowe works in the social media marketing industry in sunny Dallas, Texas. Carly also works with area nonprofits Equine Youth Experiences and LIFT Texas in building their social media strategy. posted by Carly Rowe , Social Media Specialist.

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Interview: Scott Anderson of ClientTrack

Amy Sample Ward

He earned his PhD in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. Tags: collaboration interview case studies clienttrack community management tools

I am humbled and Honored…

FI Space

In 2009, the Austin American Statesman recognized David as one of the top 25 Social Media People in the state of Texas. David earned his BS in Public Relations from the University of Texas with a minor in Business from the McCombs School of Business. Tags: Change Makers AMA AMAF Awards Foundation Non Profit I just got back from Chicago and am humbled and honored to be named the American Marketing Association’s Non Profit Social Media Marketer of the year.

Don’t just DO South by Southwest this year. Do it Good.

Beaconfire Wire

Through sponsored events, we have raised thousands of dollars for charities including Sweet Relief Musicians Fund , Capital Area Food Bank of Texa s and UNICEF. Go ahead and tag your Instagram, Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest posts too, while you’re at it.

Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters

Beaconfire Wire

At South by Southwest Interactive in March, audience members organized a spontaneous donation drive on Twitter to fund a music project in a Texas inner-city school. Tags: Cool Tools and Tips Uncategorized Twitter

Tools to Tell Your Digital Story Available Through TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Flickr : You’re probably already familiar with Flickr's features such as the ability to upload from anywhere, tag photos, create sets , and create or join groups.

Hey Non Profit Rockstars : How’s your balance?

FI Space

In his spare time, he publishes a blog on Customer Service at AllBusiness.com and is a regular contributor to Central Texas Relay for Life’s blog, as well as FI Space, a website dedicated to futuring and innovation in the nonprofit sector. Tags: Social Change Volunteerism Blogging Events YNPN Everyone knows a well-balanced diet is essential for a healthy life-style, right? But, what about a well-balanced life?

Member Spotlight: Ashley Messick of Faith in Practice and Blood Centers of the Pacific

Tech Soup Blog

I work full - time with Faith In Practice (FIP), a nonprofit organization out of Houston, Texas that does medical mission work in Guatemala. Tags: Running Your Organization Social Networking Spotlight Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0 Faith in Practice won an Honorable Mention in the Digital Storytelling Online Challenge for their Flickr story submission. I got a chance to connect with Ashley Messick , a winning lady behind the winning organization, to find out more about her work.

I'm Taking the Pledge Against Hunger, Won't You?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To give you some incentive, by simply signing an online pledge to share the website with others, volunteer, and/or give, you will trigger a 35 lb food donation from Tyson of food products to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Tags: hunger It's hard times.