Kicking off SOCAP16 at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

Connection Cafe

This taxonomy will enable us to aggregate data and provide benchmarking services for the purpose of supporting corporations, foundations, and NPOs to connect over shared interests. Greetings from San Francisco!

Connecting Resources and People: a Journey from Website to Digital Strategy

NTEN

integrated digital strategy Leadership taxonomy Web Sites websites Reggie Henry. Chief Information Officer. ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. From website to interactive content space and digital strategy hub: Reggie Henry from ASAE tells all.

Trending Sources

Enhanced Taxonomy Management

VisionLink

VisionLink has improved the Taxonomy Management module, particularly useful to information and referral and 2-1-1 operations. As required by AIRS certification for 2-1-1 call centers, certain categories of the Taxonomy can be flagged as inactive so that services cannot be posted to these categories. In this particular case, the Taxonomy management module supports the AIRS specification, while allowing proactive posting to inactive categories.

Auto Taxonomy Updates for Call Centers

VisionLink

We have released an updated version of our auto-update solution to ensure that the categories through which you manage your resource directory are aligned with the ever improving AIRS taxonomy. We were the first to support both the auto-update standard and the sixth level of the taxonomy. For more information about activating this feature switch on your VisionLink CommunityOS system, please contact our help desk.

Taxonomy VS Folksonomy: Google Fight

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Holly at NTEN has a post titled " Taxonomy vs Folksonomy." Taxonomy won! Holly also posted a response to the How Are You Using the NpTech Tag with " Taxonomies are for Chumps " post. " So, with the fight metaphor, I couldn't resist running a googlefight.

3 Reasons You’re About to Love Outcomes Measurement

Connection Cafe

With a sector-sourced (and always growing) taxonomy of outcomes and output measurements, this common language will enable those who are already successful in achieving impact to share best practices and for those who are struggling, or just starting their outcomes journey, the ability to jump in.

How to define affiliation (and is it different than engagement?)

SocialFish

Based on a discrete set of labels/categories/groups (a taxonomy) that represent authentic, identity-based connections for stakeholders that also have relevance to the organization….

Outcomes & Social Investing: Key Themes for Funders

Connection Cafe

Sector – sourcing a taxonomy (for both the funder and the nonprofit seeking funding communities) allows the sector to speak the same language – This taxonomy will be deployed as a part of the outcomes solution. I’m completely energized. Being around my peers in giving just does that to me. And that’s the experience I had last week in Austin, TX, attending the MicroEdge Solutions Conference. I do admit to being pulled in a few directions.

To The Twitterverse and Beyond: A Taxonomy of Twitter Tools from Brian Solis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I noticed this a few months ago, when a few of us analytics geeks fooled around with creating a Twitter Monitoring and Analytic Tools Taxonomy.

New Feature! and the Taxonomy of the Museum 2.0 Collection

Museum 2.0

Ideally, rather than a taxonomy set by me, we could create a folksonomy (in the Web 2.0 If you've been reading this blog from the beginning, this post may look like deja vu. I've tried the "rate this post" before.

Social Architecture Part 2: Hierarchy, Taxonomy, Ideology (and Comics)

Museum 2.0

Jeremy Price offered a comment on my last blog post with a link to an excellent article by Lee Shulman on the uses and abuses of taxonomies in educational theory. As she puts it: Taxonomies exist to classify and to clarify, but they also serve to guide and to goad. …

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Image from Steve Heye.

Lessons from IGS16: The How-To’s for Applying the SDGs to Grantmaking

Connection Cafe

This helped us develop our Outcomes taxonomy , that will ultimately address the lack of data on philanthropic activities that Karolina noted. In case you missed it, last week was the second annual International Grantmaking Symposium (IGS) , presented by CAF America in partnership with UNDP.

Revitalizing Global Partnerships to Further the Sustainable Development Goals

Connection Cafe

Uniting partners around a universal taxonomy for reporting on their progress would help partners work together more efficiently while simultaneously allowing for autonomy.

Goal 111

New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The data is organized by a revised taxonomy, initially developed in 2013 with support from the Knight Foundation, which now includes five main subjects: Media Content and Platforms (previously known as Media Platforms). Click to See Visualization.

Map 48

Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

Connection Cafe

This is why at Blackbaud, we’re building the Sustainable Development Goals taxonomy into all of our cloud software products, so nonprofits, foundations and corporations can not only track and dialogue around funding and but stay connected to the larger global conversation. Part 2 in a 2-part Davos report for the Social Good Community ( See Part 1 here ).

Awesome Association Jobs this Week – March 9

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

Job 40

3 Reasons to Love Outcomes Measurement

Tech Soup Blog

With a sector-sourced (and always growing) taxonomy of outcomes and output measurements, this common language will enable those who are already successful in achieving impact to share best practices and for those who are struggling, or just starting their outcomes journey, the ability to jump in.

Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The curriculum was based on their “ Innovating for People ” design methods recipe book and “ taxonomy for innovation.”

Getting in on the Act: New Report on Participatory Arts Engagement

Museum 2.0

If the goal is for organizations to adopt these frameworks as their own, I think we need a lot more supporting material--and maybe fewer different taxonomies.

The Internet Gets Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Mburpee. Note from Beth: I hosted a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who attended the GeoFunders National Conference that took place last week in Seattle. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.

Feature Review, February 12th, 1:00pm Mountain

VisionLink

Join us on February 12th for a Feature Review session focused on client needs and taxonomy management. In addition, we will provide an overview of new and existing Taxonomy Management Tools. Join us for a WebEx Feature Review of this set of workflow and taxonomy tools available in your CommunityOS. Specifically, this session will focus on tools and tips for managing and reporting presenting needs, met and unmet needs.

What is the scaffolding for learning in public?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Building and Supporting Your Drupal Website: In-House, Outsourced, or Both?

NTEN

Do you have a team with some expertise in information architecture, taxonomy, and usability, a team with capacity to outline website specifications clearly? You may never need or want a staff member who can theme, write hooks, and make magic with php (Drupal ninja stuff), but perhaps over time you will end up with a staff member or three who understand things about modules, taxonomy, views, APIs, CRM integration, and all of the possibilities that Drupal enables. Laura Norvig.

Great reads from around the web on July 18th

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’ll start with a basic taxonomy of these trends, and unpack each one over time. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of July 18th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

What's Cooking in Tagging?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Taxonomy Folksonomy Cook Ebook View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: dowjones folksonomy ). That's the powerpoint version - hard to read, so download the PDF - it's more than just eye candy. Here's an interview with her on Read/Write Talk

NTEN's Website Redesign: Survey results from the community

NTEN

With NTEN''s website redesign project underway, we took a step back and asked, "How do we know how our users use our site and what they want if we don''t ask?

All Services Report Enhancement

VisionLink

And both provide information about affiliated Agencies and Programs, Taxonomy codes and more. Making reports easier to run, and the results easier to view, VisionLink is pleased to release a significantly enhanced multi-page report showing information about every Service in our customer''s Community Resource Directories. Or, alternately, the same report can be run to review all un-posted services.

Nonprofit Technology News: The Demise of Facebook Causes and Cloud Storage for Charities

Tech Soup Blog

The big news is that the new draft taxonomy is now live and online and open to public comment. Find out how to submit your comments in the Taxonomy Draft Review FAQ.

Compliant with AIRS 6.0 Standards

VisionLink

We were in fact the first to support the AIRS XML Resource Data Exchange standard, the first to support all six levels of the AIRS taxonomy, and we also support the auto-update protocols for the taxonomy itself. VisionLink has completed another review of our compliance with the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) standards, version 6.0. We are pleased to report that we are just so slightly shy of the 100% benchmark. We''ll have the last bit taken care of very soon.

Strengthen Your Community with a Knowledge Sharing Network

NTEN

Laura Norvig is the Special Librarian for the Resource Center at nationalservice.gov/resources She works on the taxonomy, information architecture, search quality, and usability of the website, curates content, and has been instrumental in developing a social media presence for the Resource Center. By Laura Norvig, Special Librarian, the Resource Center. Whether your nonprofit organization provides services or advocates for a cause, your stakeholders have common interests.

New Search Features

VisionLink

We have also moved the linguistically aware searching tools into the Taxonomy Search toolset. In time for the busy holiday season, VisionLink has released new Community Resource Directory searching tools.

February 26th Design Session, 1:00 pm Mountain

VisionLink

VisionLink’s development team is queued up to focus on another round of enhancements to the Taxonomy Management & Reporting capacities of CommunityOS, and we want your input! Join us for this important Design Studio that is designed for you to provide VisionLink with guidance based on your day to day experiences as we seek to improve on key features to the system. I will be joined by Kyle Kuczun, our CIO, and Craig Quincy, our Software Development Manager.

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

Influence

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.

Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems

NTEN

This makes the system more straightforward to understand, but can be cumbersome to update and limits very advanced structures (like structuring a site around a multifaceted taxonomy). Chris Bernard, Senior Editor, Idealware Idealware's first report on Open Source Content Management Systems for nonprofits, published in March of 2009, covered WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone.

NpTech Tag Cross Blog Discussion: What do those guidelines look like?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How are they different from taxonomies? Gavin's post does a great job explaining the definitions and the advantages of a taxonomy over a folksonomy. Alf Gracombe (a relatively new in the nptech blogosphere and whose blog looks promising) suggests that the debate reflects the shifting paradigm away from the more traditional content taxonomies to the emerging folksonomies on today???s Sort of an emergent taxonomy.

Report Back from the Do Good Data Conference 2015

NTEN

The 20-person department pulls the information from scanned PDFs of the filings, enter the information into their database, and classify the information in the Foundation Center taxonomy. Jessica Holliday, NTEN’s Operations Director, learned a lot at the Do Good Data Conference in Chicago last week and chose to share some highlights with us.

Case Study: NTEN’s Website Relaunch

NTEN

Have a taxonomy horror story? After thinking and talking about it for a long time, this year we at NTEN are finally beginning a website overhaul and re-launch in earnest. After all, the nonprofit association for people working at the intersections of tech and social change should have a website to match that mission and vision. Follow along as we chronicle the joys and occasional headaches.

Epic Upgrade Releasing Next Week

VisionLink

Overall, this upgrade provides a number of modules: a linguistically aware full text searching module with ranked results; a mapping module which can display client and resource data simultaneously; a real-time situational analysis module with multiple boundaries; integration of US Census Bureau data; and some additional taxonomy tools for Information & Referral specialists. A major (perhaps epic?)

Blackbaud Index for February 2011

NonProfit Trends

Blackbaud used these organizations’ National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) codes as reported on their 990 tax returns for grouping purposes.