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.

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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. No surprise. I ran another googlefight using the word "tagging" instead of the Folksonomy and tagging won!

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. By mapping outcomes taxonomy to the UN SDGs , organizations will be enabled to lay claim to contributing towards the SDGs, report on progress towards those SDGs to stakeholders, and connect to other people and institutions who are doing similar work. Greetings from San Francisco!

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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. That's why I'm was so excited to see that Brian Solis and Jesse Thomas have collaborated on a "alpha" version of the "Twitterverse" of Twitter tools covering a broader taxonomy of uses - from relationship management to work flow support and beyond.

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. But I seem to have finally found a widget that will allow you to easily rate each post in one click (scroll to the bottom of this or any post to try it out). Please consider rating posts to help your fellow readers (and me!) see what is most useful and compelling content for you.

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. Dr. Shulman argues that taxonomies, which are often created to distinguish individual elements of a set, are often transformed into hardened ideologies with an implied value on the “higher” or “better” elements in the taxonomy. As Shulman puts out, “the directionality of the taxonomy is situational.”

The PB&J Principle: Managing expectations of data and how it flows to make an appetizing website

NTEN

drupal information architecture taxonomy Web Sites websites IT Staff Chad Cappellman. Digital Strategist. Taoti Creative. Whether it's making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or designing the architecture of a new website, attention to detail is critical, and clarity is king. As it turns out, there''s a whole lot of detail you need to include in preparing something as simple as PB&J.

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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.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 77: Leveraging the Power of People

Connection Cafe

Why the sector needs a standard taxonomy to manage and measure volunteerism. This is really about creating a common language, a taxonomy, of how you measure and manage volunteers.”. Nonprofits and social good organizations rely on volunteerism, making volunteers are one of the most important assets that an organization has. Today’s guest emphasizes the importance of volunteers and talks about how organizations can best manage and leverage those valued assets.

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.

Having Greater Impact Through Community and Collaboration

Connection Cafe

We took our research along with decades of industry experience and created what we call a sector-sourced taxonomy of key performance indicators (measurements) built upon best practices from client funders, nonprofits and experts in the impact measurement field. In addition, the sector-sourced taxonomy will continue to grow and improve as more giving organizations use it to inform their strategies.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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…. Jamie opines on this topic over at AssociationSuccess.org : “One client we’re working with created an “Affiliation and Engagement” task force. Their engagement conversation wasn’t particularly focused on membership.

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.

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. As a corporate funder turned consultant, I’ve spent the last decade helping funders make the shift from philanthropy to social, or impact investing. What is impact investing?

Tagging Discussion

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ll agree with Gavin, that folksonomies sure are less efficient, and a lot more messy than taxonomies. And, there is one really big thing that using taxonomies miss, that folksonomies get: who is doing the categorizing? Taxonomies are developed by specific people for specific purposes, and as such, are limited by worldview and perspective.

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?)

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What’s the Risk of Starting a Nonprofit?

NonProfit Hub

The National Center for Charitable Statistics uses the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities to classify nonprofits as one of 26 categories that can be generalized into eight larger categories: Arts, Culture and Humanities, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services, International Affairs, Public and Societal Benefit and Religion-related. As with any company, there’s going to be some uncertainty about the future when starting a nonprofit.

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. These observations are helping us to expand the Outcomes taxonomy to equip grantmaking institutions with a new set of tools and terms to quantify and qualify their impact towards furthering the SDGs.

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 ).

Fish Tale Has DNA Hook

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I've written about Dan Janzen's idea for a DNA barcoding device , which you could use to identify the different kinds of life you encounter. I recently was forwarded a post from David Duthie (of the UN Environment Program) that spotted a new application: truth in sushi labeling.

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.

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. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present us with a great opportunity to address the world’s most pressing issues and, as we are quickly learning, we need to work together across sectors and borders to strengthen our means of implementation.

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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.

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Drupal 101: Navigation

Idealware

Today we'll look at site structure, and how menus, blocks and taxonomies can make your site navigable for your visitors. Taxonomies All of the above is fine for sites without a lot of content. For this, use the Taxonomy module. Taxonomies allow you to tag or classify your content using hierarchal terminology. Once the taxonomy is in place, you can assign menu items to terms in your taxonomy, thus aggregating all of the relevant content on a single page.

Awesome Association Jobs this Week – March 9

SocialFish

He/she will serve as the in-house expert in use of NLC’s Drupal website CMS, lead implementation of new communication technologies, work with a team to implement processes for ongoing website refinements including maintaining taxonomy, and format and upload graphics and other assets working with content specialist from across the organization. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !

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NpTech Tag Discussion: Analysis of Tags Used With NpTech - Thank you Chris!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" Laura Quinn points to Getty Images and says the have an incredibly successful taxonomy,"working against a collection of at least several hundred thousand photos. " Marnie Webb also points out another way that a folksonomy can help improve a taxonomy - with maintenance. " In an earlier summary , a key theme emerged -- the ways that folksonomy and taxonomy can produce best of both worlds results. The NpTech Tag discussion continues.

NpTech Conference Call Notes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Is that a formalized taxonomy or not? There is a usefulness for a formal taxonomy or making it easy to find specific items, particularly for second wave adopters who may not be good at pattern analysis skills or people who can deal with messier data. Particularly if there is some momentum around using the NptechTag "folksonomy" to develop a more formal taxonomy.

Drupal 101

Idealware

Define the site Taxonomy. While you can build a site without a taxonomy, you should only do so for a simple site. A well structured taxonomy helps you make your site navigable; enhances searching; and provides a great tool for pyramid-style content management, with broad topics on one level and the ability to refine and dig deeper intuitively built into the site.

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. Central to this new solution that provides a unified experience for funders and nonprofits is its sector-sourced outcomes measurement taxonomy.

3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

I learned so much about the taxonomy of innovation and really practical techniques, that I took the facilitation training. I started incorporating facilitating design labs as well as the techniques into my training practice ever since. Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute.

Congratulations Dr. Salmons!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My dissertation, "Taxonomy of Collaborative E-learning," was based on a qualitative study conducted entirely online. While the Taxonomy I developed is focused on e-learning for the purpose of the dissertation, it will lend itself to planning other kinds of collaborative processes. More than ten years ago, I met Janet Salmons the founder of Vision2Lead. It was so long ago that we both forgot the exact circumstances.

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?

Beth Kanter

Jeremiah Owyang’s post, ” Social Media Work Flow ,” offers a good taxonomy for a social media work flow, triage, or process. He defines this as “a sequence of connected steps that enables the entire organization to act efficiently with minimal overlapping tasks and resources in order to serve the market in social channels and beyond.” Image from Steve Heye.

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. Last month, the Irvine Foundation put out a new report, Getting In On the Act , about participatory arts practice and new frameworks for audience engagement.

NpTechTag MetaFeed: 2007 Version 1 - Feed Fixed, Tag Still Broken?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gavin's Digital Diner gave us a thoughtful post about the pros/cons of taxonomy versus folksonomy, and the quality (or lack of) in user-generated content. How are they different from taxonomies? Allan Benamer gave a shout that the NpTech Meta Feed was broken. The NpTech Meta Feed has been revised and move to here: [link]. I've asked Marshall to put a forward on the old feed. But is it fixed?

Drupal 101: More on Modules

Idealware

Taxonomy is also recommended, and I'll talk more about that next week. It doesn't simply manage content, but the web interface is structured around the content it manages: content types, content metadata (taxonomies), content sources (RSS feeds). Next week, we'll talk about menus, blocks and taxonomies: Drupal 101: Navigation. Last week, I kicked off this series on setting up a basic web site with Drupal , the popular open source Content Management System.

Building Blocks of Social Media - Webinar slides and notes

Amy Sample Ward

If you are using Delicious, for example, you don’t need to create a list of tags or a taxonomy you have to stick to before you actually start saving bookmarks. Today was the first webinar in the Storytelling & Social Media series from NTEN and TechSoup Global. I’m happy to say that I had the great honor of serving as the speaker for the webinar and had a ton of fun.

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Fun with Drupal Commons, a Powerful Solution for Online Community Building

Influence

It is a powerful hybrid, combining many of the best features of Jive together with Drupal's powerful taxonomy tools and Acquia's awesome faceted search. For years, we have been advising clients on how to build, manage, and grow successful online communities.

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