Wondering About Widgets? How to Use Them in Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

It may be a funny sounding word to many beginning WordPress users, but widgets can be—and should be—a vital component to any WordPress design. What exactly are widgets? In simple terms to the uninitiated, widgets are small blocks that provide very specific functions on your WordPress page. For those ready to start experimenting with Widgets, you should first visit the “Appearance, Widgets” page within your WordPress admin area. The post Wondering About Widgets?

Results from Widget Experiments

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am working on a screencast about nonprofit blogs and widgets. If you don't know what a widget is, here's an overview. I experimented with two widgets, linking them to content and conversation. Using widgets is not yet a common practice on nonprofit blogs.

Advanced Search Widget

gokubi.com

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Oil in the Gulf Widget

Network-Centric Advocacy

This widget misses a few important tweaks that would make it more valuable for both the user and PBS. Tags: Advocacy Strategy Communication Technology Media Trends netcentric Personal Rants Web/Tech Weblogs I like these tools to help tell the story. Sign up for updates on this story. Name recruitment for PBS). Thank you emails should have links to charities and actions in them. Donate to news coverage of the gulf coast spill.

Charity uses widgets to provide accountability to donors

AFP Blog

Charity uses widgets to provide accountability to donors: "October 11, 2007 (Computerworld) -- A children's charity is using widget technology -- traditionally used with a single purpose application like updating weather or news on a Web site -- to help it show donors how their money is being used.

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Priming the widget response network for action

Rebooting Charity

So I think Nigel Dunn is onto something with his concept for a widget response network. While the UK-based DEC does have a Rapid Response Network for Big Media, he believes (and I agree) that they could benefit enormously from providing a badge/widget that is available all the time.

More About Widgets for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

About a year ago, I did a lot of research on a screencast about widgets for nonprofits and put together two wikis - Nonprofit Widgets (for a session at 2007 NTC Conference) and Fundraising Widget. So, I was really interested in hearing what colleague Peter Deitz has to say in his recent NTEN Webinar on the Sprout Widget. KaTREEna Plantometer Every Human Has Rights 2008 Nonprofit Technology Conference The Niapele Project $40 for 40 Years of Fair Housing.

How to deal with technology change

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I saw a call for a ColdFusion developer on an email list I’m on, and I couldn’t help but think about technology choice and change, particularly in the website world, and how nonprofits deal with technology change (or, don’t deal with it.) But this article isn’t about CF, it’s about technology change. Technology is a rapidly moving beast. They are resistant to rapid changes in their technology, as well they should be.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » The NTC Widget

See What's Out There

Sprout is a tool that lets you easily build your own widget. What I love about this widget is that it includes a link to video — using the See3 logo as the key.

Thoughts on Widgets and Community Building

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He works for an arts agency and we've set on grant evaluation panels for arts and technology projects. I was delighted to discover his newly redesigned drupal blog and all the widgets he has installed. Asking whether widgets will foster community is a tricky question.

Roll Your Own RSS Feed Digest Widget

Wild Apricot

Tags: RSS Widgets Non-profit technology Web 2.0

Fundraisign Widget: ChipIn V.2 Beta

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

but long time nonprofit technology community member and start up CEO, Carnet Williams, from ChipIn, has just sent me a note about the beta release of their fundraising widgetfor nonprofits and personal fundraising. It's still in beta. Read more on using the web for personal fundraising here and here. If you want to test their system, Carnet carnet at chipin.com.

Fundraising Widgets = Possible Phishing Attack | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) ChipIn , Internet , Nonprofit 2.0 , Online Fundraising , Security , nptech Fundraising Widgets = Possible Phishing Attack 12.24.06 | 167 4 Comments [link] Fundraising+Widgets+%3D+Possible+Phishing+Attack 2006-12-24+07%3A25%3A05 Allan+Benamer You know, I was wondering about the speed of implementation for all these badges and widgets appearing on the Web. I thought to myself, was it really that easy to create a me-too fundraising widget? you have the widget.

One Good Voter Registration Widget | Idealware

Idealware

Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About One Good Voter Registration Widget By Heather Gardner. Thanks to the high stakes this year, youth engagement and some sweet technology, voter registration is even kind of sexy. And thats ok, because the widget is free, easy and brand-able to boot.

Change.org joins the ranks of widget makers | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Social Entrepreneurship , Startups , change.org , npwidget Change.org joins the ranks of widget makers 03.16.07 | 3141 23 Comments [link] Change.org+joins+the+ranks+of+widget+makers 2007-03-16+14%3A42%3A15 Allan+Benamer Change.org is now the THIRD Flash-based widget maker for the nonprofit sector. It looks like the sector is really heating up around this technology as people are realizing the ramifications of a revenue stream built on donations to nonprofits.

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We called up Jen Tolentino, Director of Policy & Civic Tech at Rock the Vote to talk about their mobilization strategy and the role of technology in organizing. How has Rock the Vote used technology in innovative ways?

Web 2.0 Nonprofit 2.0 Widgets Org 2.0 Second Life | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Widgets Org 2.0 3C%3E+Widgets+%3C%3E+Org+2.0+%3C%3E+Second+Life I’ve seen a lot of blog postings in the nonprofit tech and marketing sector lately about Org 2.0 , widgets , Second Life and Web 2.0 It’s just that there are long-standing, non-technological barriers of entry to these new strategies and they underlie many other concerns. We serve homeless clients – perhaps the toughest sector of non-profit clientele to serve with technology.

Personal Fundraising with Widgets: A Few Reflections and Campaign Update

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Preparation Created the campaign materials (blog post, text messaging, widget, widget campaign page , video, and photos) and message (such as it is) based on the a comment that Katya made about personal fundraising campaigns: ( here ) The key is to let people upload their own text, photos, or video about why they care about a cause and then link to the cause. I pinged some nonprofit technology and cambodian blogger colleagues via skype or email, asking for campaign advice.

Screencast: Using Widgets to Build Community on Blogs Featured on NTEN Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My screencast on widgets is featured in this month's NTEN newsletter in a section pointing to " How To Build Online Community." " The link will take you directly to the screencast , but I also went to the trouble of putting together some extensive program notes that will help you explore widgets in more depth and provides credits to all the wonderful cc licensed material I used in the screencast. You need to think about these questions first, widgets second.

KaBOOM! "Playspace Finder" - Great New Service and Widget

Influence

Check it out on their site , or use the nice widget below to search for playspaces near you. The widget is great as other bloggers or web site owners can embed some easy code to have the widget on their own site -- magnifying the visibility for KABOOM Our friends at KaBOOM! have launched a new version of their " Playspace Finder " service -- a very cool map-based database to catalogue playspaces for kids. The KaBOOM!

Wild World O’Widgets | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

That’s right — online auction powerhouse eBay has jumped into the widget game, making it possible for anyone with a blog or website page to run eBay transactions right off their website. Related Posts Online Video Surges, But It’s Not TV Setting Technology Policies That Make Sense in a Web 2.0

NpTech Tag: People Behind Tags, NpTech Timeline, Twitter, and More Widgets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

technologies. Charity Badges, Widgets, Virtual World Fundraising and More. Change.org now also sports a widget. Britt Bravo asks us to encourage people we know working on a social impact technology project to nominate their project for Netsquared Innovation Fund Award.

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Cool Tool Roundup: Remote Desktop, Voice-to-Text Transcription, Widgets!

Tech Soup Blog

3) Jott : Accurate voice-to-text technology that can transcribe a phone call and publish it to an email, blog, or social networking service. Take a gander at the following shortlist of Web 2.0 tools that may be of use to your organization: 1) Animoto : A slideshow web app with some serious polish, Animoto auto-generates a presentation based on your preferences. 2) Jooce : A web-based remote desktop that allows you to access your files from any computer.

Why My Mom Is My Fundraising Guru | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

AFP Blog

Why My Mom Is My Fundraising Guru | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network: "he challenge in online fundraising today is that it's more than just email: it's Facebook, and Twitter, and e-mail, and widgets, and your website, and your blog, and your supporters blogs, and.

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The Cost of Free Technology for Nonprofits: Thoughts On Ning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been working in nonprofit technology since 1992. I was Jill of all trades, assisting with a wide range of technology needs, from training to installing local area networks. (Yes, Photo by Eurleif.

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Demo 2008: Good2Gether Uses Social Technology to Help Nonprofits | Epicenter from Wired.com

AFP Blog

Demo 2008: Good2Gether Uses Social Technology to Help Nonprofits | Epicenter from Wired.com: "Founder Gregory McHale came up with the idea for Good2Gether while looking up information on Hurricane Katrina. He created a widget which. He thought that the newspaper reports detailing the chaos would be more useful if they included links to appropriate nonprofits who were working to solve the crisis.

Interactive Timeline Brings a Non-Profit’s History to Life

Wild Apricot

Tags: application Non-profit technology nptech open source timeline website websites Widgets

Vote for Your Favorite Nonprofit Technology Conference Panels

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference will take place on March 17-19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Technology in Times of Disaster which features Geoff Livingston, Wendy Harman from the Red Cross, and George Durham as well as representatives from Nethope and Ushahadi (disclosure – I’m a board member). Nonprofit Technology #FAILS: How to “Fail Informatively”. A Unified Voice for the Nonprofit Technology Community: Possibility or Herding Cats?

WordPress 4.8: What’s New and Notable in the Latest Release

Byte Technology

Frequent users of WordPress will at once recognize a new element that they’ve been asking for: Media Widgets. First there’s the Image Widget, which allows users to add a picture to a sidebar without having to use a plugin or write custom HTML.

SociafyQ - Free Social Media Tracking and Analytics

Wild Apricot

Widgets Social networking Facebook Twitter analytics social media YouTube LinkedIn Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Web 2.0 By now, even your grandmother knows social media is hot, but what’s the ROI on that social networking? Even for nonprofits on a tight budget, there are plenty of good monitoring tools. But what if you could track stats for all your major networks - free - from your desktop or home page, without giving out your passwords? SociafyQ is designed to do just that.(

New and Notable: What’s Coming With WordPress 4.9

Byte Technology

version introduced a whole bunch of new media widgets such as rich text, audio and video etc. will also roll out a new gallery widget that allows users to create a native gallery and add it to any area on their site that is “widget ready.”.

Twitter + Flickr = Twitterfountain

Wild Apricot

Widgets images Twitter application social media Tags: Non-profit technology Web 2.0 Engage your audiences, help supporters of your non-profit keep up with any tagged topic on Twitter and Flickr, or publicize your event with a custom Twitterfountain , a nifty new mashup you can embed on your blog or website — Have you ever wanted to see what was happening at that one event you could not go to? Did the plain text-backchannels somehow left you feeling disappointed?

How Kids See Technology: The Laptop Club

Museum 2.0

Will the explosion of plug-ins and widgets reach out of the screen and into our input devices?

The Latest and Greatest: What to Expect With WordPress 4.8

Byte Technology

One of the most noticeable changes will be with the visual editor in the text widget. The basic WordPress program comes with a built-in plain text widget, which has a very simple box where users can input text and HTML code. And speaking of widgets, 4.8

Non-Profit Technology Recommendations Your Nonprofit Should Consider | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Pages Leaderboard Last Updated: 12/15/2008 This is a list of best of breed technologies that I recommend for nonprofits in the $0 to $10 million dollar range. I’ve reviewed a lot of these technologies in the past. The selection criteria for these recommendations are mostly centered around achieving the highest possible return on investment for the technology you select.

30+ Custom GoogleAnalytics Dashboards For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Adding these two or three ‘widgets’, as they’re referred to as in Google Analytics, to a custom dashboard makes it possible for even novices to quickly see how the website is performing. Google Analytics helps nonprofits understand their website. Period.

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The Power of the Email Address

TechImpact

Facebook has a built-in email capture widget that, when turned on, can bay dividends. The post The Power of the Email Address appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Amplifymm. Te value of the email address can not be understated.

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Infographic: Why Calls Are The New Clicks (Again)

TechImpact

Whether selling widgets or converting […]. The post Infographic: Why Calls Are The New Clicks (Again) appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Fundraising General constituent relationship management system content marketing nonprofit nonprofits technology Converting leads to sales is on the minds of everyone across the business world. Whether in for-profit or nonprofit work, generating revenue is essential to keeping the lights on.

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6 Reasons Open Source Makes Sense

3rd Sector Labs

We talk a lot about Open Source technology (and we use it quite extensively too) so it might make sense for us to take a moment and explain why we are such advocates. Content Management Custom Technology Drupal Featured Lifecycle Management Open Source Wordpress

Web 2.0 Showing Signs of Recession

Wild Apricot

Tags: Widgets Non-profit technology Web 2.0

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Monitor the Web in Real Time: Instant Dashboards

Wild Apricot

Widgets Social networking websites RSS search social media productivity Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Web 2.0 You've got bookmarks for websites you need to check daily, online tools, news alerts for tracking your nonprofit's keywords and issues, email, social networks, RSS feeds for favorite blogs… It's all too easy to miss vital information, or to waste a great deal of time checking for updates.

Does Your Business Need a Custom Corporate Philanthropy Platform?

Givinga

You can even create codes and widgets that show the Total Philanthropic Impact (TPI) of a campaign. Corporate Giving Corporate Philanthropy Technology Platform

Volunteers Do Their Best Work While Engaged

TechImpact

Don’t just expect your volunteers to just stand on the assembly line and make their widgets, especially those with ‘high skills.’ The post Volunteers Do Their Best Work While Engaged appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. No, not engaged to be married.