A Wiki Tribute to Stephanie McAuliffe

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This post is my personal tribute – and a request to send her some good wishes on the Stephanie McAuliffe Wiki. What I like best about Stephanie is that she wasn’t afraid to experiment with the tools , learn quickly, and instantly share what she learned.

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Tools I use: basic workflow

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I was perusing Social Source Commons (something I don’t do nearly often enough,) and catching up on the SSC blog , and I thought it might be worth sharing with this audience what tools I use for basic consulting workflow. It’s not so up to date, and it’s a list more of tools I have used, and some I still use.). What’s also very close to the center is my project management tool, Redmine. (I’m It’s a great tool.

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Trending Sources

Crazy for the Tools

NTEN

By Steve Backman, President, Database Designs To close out our month-long look at some of the best tools for nonprofits, Steve Backman tells you about some of his favorite day-to-day software. Favorite software tools are all about managing processes fluidly. This may be you, or a bit of you; I'm often collaborating with folks, including other staff here at Database Designs, who slice up the tool pie differently. Central Deskop has also added a tool.

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Wiki Syntax madness

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Wiki Syntax madness November 26, 2007 As most people deeply imbedded in Web 2.0, I am an avid Wiki user. I have two other wikis ( a public and private wiki) that are in Mediawiki, on my web host. And I contribute to varied other wikis, which are on varied other wiki platforms.

Wiki Wiki Means Quickly in Hawaiin

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Techsoup is hosting an online event about Nonprofits and Wikis on November 1-3. They have set up a wiki for the event on wikispaces, my favorite hosted wiki application. (I buzzwords and someone asked what the word wiki meant. " Maybe we should start a wiki?

Wikis: What, When, Why

Museum 2.0

What's a wiki? Wikis are websites that are extremely easy for anyone (even you!) Its success can distort understanding of what makes a wiki work. Consider these two stories of museum-related wikis that struggled. On March 22, they released the wiki.

A Wiki Convert

Idealware

world (although, I have been using Facebook since you had to log in at THEfacebook.com), I'm guessing I'm not the only one a little timid to experiment with new tools, so I am compelled to share when I've had a great experience. Now, for the next tool of my affection: wikis. I did a little bit of research first, reading Peter Campbell's post on how wikis are becoming more relevant than (gasp!) Once we had everyone's comments, it was easy to revise directly in the wiki.

Word or Wiki?

Idealware

Reimer's primary reasoning is that Word was originally developed as a tool that prepares text for printing. He correctly points out that wikis save every edit, allowing for easy recovery and collaboration. There are times - particularly when I'm working on an article with an editor - that the granular Track Changes readout fits the bill better than a wiki's revision history, because I'm interested in seeing every small grammatical correction. Wikis are casual and easy.

WordPress vs. Drupal … fight!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

WordPress was born as a blogging tool, primarily, and has expanded outside of that realm, to encompass different kinds of content management use cases. Kinds of sites best done in Drupal: Large community sites where you need different kinds of content generated by users (blogs, wikis, job postings, etc.). CMS Nonprofit Tech Uncategorized Web Tools drupal nptech wordpressAs a user and developer of WordPress since 1.x something, and a developer and user of Drupal since 4.7,

Would 007's Spy Tools Include A Wiki?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's talking about the adoption of social media tools in spying organizations, but a lot of points are apply to nonprofit adoption The need to focus on the challenges posed by your organizational culture even more than the technologies to make them work for you. Photo: Thiru Murugan.

TechSoup Community Team Wiki Launch

Tech Soup Blog

We're excited to announce a brand new window into what we do and what we're discovering with the launch of our Community Team Wiki. It also hosts the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life , supports micro-volunteering efforts , and curates resources like the Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki. To keep up on trends and innovations, we continue to seek and try out new tools and follow industry experts. Tell us what you think of the new wiki in the comments!

Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki January 15, 2008 I have become a fan, nay, a devotee of DokuWiki. I’ve always liked wikis, and I have used MediaWiki a lot in the past, and I do like it. Dokuwiki is different in a number of ways, most primarily in that it is one of the wiki systems that stores things in files, not databases.

How Do You Document Your Creative Process?

Museum 2.0

Pinterest is an online sharing tool that allows you to construct virtual bulletin boards to collect and display images from across the web. While some museums are using the tool in clever public-facing ways , that's not what's happening here at the MAH. Project coordination on wikis.

Great reads from around the web on August 15th

Amy Sample Ward

And it doesn't have to cost a ton: this video is made with basic tools that are free to use. " roundup bookmarks communications community content design engagement example facebook fundraising list nptech postalicious report resources socialmedia website wikiI 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 August 15th).

Twitter Fan Wiki

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just had to blog this, the Twitter Fan Wiki. Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool. Developers can use the API to make Twitter tools of their own. burst-messaging tool , credited to Robin Good. There's some great stuff here. What I liked is the section that pulls together some phrases that describe twitter. Challenged with trying to describe Twitter to your friends?

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My NTC Session Planning Wikis.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In this session we'll explore some uses for screencasting, the tools you'll need to create one, and tips and tricks for making them work. Overview of the tools needed. We're going to use an Interactive Presentation where we will walk folks through what, what, how, tools, and tricks.

Facebook Custom Landing Tabs + Measurement = Best Practice

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They are “ learning in public &# on the wiki , paving the way for networked conversations with others. Here’s a best practice about Facebook that surfaced from the discussions. Here’s a wiki on custom landing tabs and more advice here. Tips Tools and Tactics

NGO Learning Wiki

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Check out the NGO Learning Wiki. It was created by Greg Cohen to share resources he has identified while exploring tools for the members of the Association of Private Voluntary Organization Financial Managers. He writes: Nonprofits have approached collaboration or information sharing,particularly using internet tools as a resource, through several disciplines. Another, more focused on the tools of collaboration, is KnowledgeManagement.

Free Webinar: Collaborate with Wikis

Tech Soup Blog

With the global success of Wikipedia, many organizations are curious of the pros, cons, and technical details of how exactly wikis work. Pacific time will review the basics of wikis, including software options, best practices, advantages, as well as drawbacks. It will also include discussions with a nonprofit professional and librarian, both of whom are effectively using wikis. Tools Web 2.0 Tools

Watch this Webinar About Wikis

Tech Soup Blog

hosted a webinar called "Collaborate with Wikis" which was recorded and can be accessed here. I interviewed David Beall from SFHomeless.net and Beth Duttlinger from Alliance Library System who shared information about their experience creating and using a wiki. We had Sarah Cove from Wikispaces explain what wikis are, how they work, and describe the benefits that organizations discover when they use them. Tools On Wednesday, Techsoup Talks!

8 Great Tools for Private Social Networks and Online Communities: The 2011 Edition

Influence

It approximates the “out of the box” functionality of Jive, and integrates a significant suite of tools. SocialText is a commercial, hosted wiki-based platform with some collaborative workspace-type features such as discussions and document management tacked on. Influence Collaboration Online Community Tools & Software

Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the book, we talk about the using low tech tools like crayons or post-it notes to map out your network. Marty Kearns has a diagnostic tool over in his Advocacy 2.0 wiki that gives you a good set of questions to ask after you’ve created a descriptive drawing.

Those whacky wikis

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

In our search for collaboration tools we've been looking at web sites that in one way or another make use of the wiki model - pages which are freely editable by a community of users. The term wiki, from the Hawaiian creole for "quick" , was first used by extreme programming maven Ward Cunningham to describe the technique when he used this approach for the Portland Pattern Repository. a month to create and maintain your own wiki site!

Changeblogger Ning Group, Meetup, Meme and Wiki

Have Fun - Do Good

Since then, a number of different changeblogger tools, communites and events have been created which I encourage you to join, and to invite others to join: 1. Changeblogger wiki to list your changeblog, podcast or vlog (set up by SocialButterfly ).

Bring Your Idea to Life at Social Actions Wiki - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" Why not contribute to the Social Actions Labs Idea Wiki?

WeAreMedia: Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box and Wiki Raid - End of the First Week

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some awesome tool resource pages where you'll find links to simple definitions, tips and tutorials, and some tools. This week we worked on listening and participation tools: Monitoring. The tools we'll be focusing on next are those that can be used for sharing your story social media style. Blogging Tool. We've come the close of the first week's round of We Are Media Toolbox fun. What do we have to show for it?

Web2.0 and Nonprofits Best Practices Wiki

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Can a wiki be an example of paying it forward? and Nonprofits Best Practices Wiki ! beginner's tools guide that I created last summer -- which is focused on skills and tools - and will definitely incorporate into the pages here.). and nonprofits with David Wilcox who has a social media and nonprofits wiki here. Gotta love Michelle Martin from the Bamboo Project Blog for this. Last week she wrote about her search for a good archive of Web2.0

Newly discovered project management tool: Redmine

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Any consulting shop that does significant amounts of implementation and development (as we do) needs a project management and ticketing tool. We were using Intervals for a while, which is really a fabulous tool if you do a lot of hourly consulting. All tools have their strengths and weaknesses. And, in addition, the best tool does nothing without good human project management skills using it. And the wiki is nice.

Newly discovered project management tool: Redmine

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Any consulting shop that does significant amounts of implementation and development (as we do) needs a project management and ticketing tool. We were using Intervals for a while, which is really a fabulous tool if you do a lot of hourly consulting. All tools have their strengths and weaknesses. And, in addition, the best tool does nothing without good human project management skills using it. And the wiki is nice.

Tools I use: Personal Web Presence

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Dokuwiki – my woefully neglected and out of date technology wiki is on Dokuwiki. Dokuwiki is a very cool tool. It’s a wiki, but everything is stored in files instead of a database. The annoying part is that it is one more wiki markup to learn (I wish SOMEONE would finally agree to make a wiki markup standard!!).

NPTechTag Roundup: Election Debriefs and Wikis in Your Kitchen!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Election Day Debriefs What we can learn about online politics from the 2006 Campaigns from e-politics offers some lessons and takeaways about social networking and other traditional technology tools deployed for political campaigns. Click To Play. Found via the NpTech Tag at blip.tv.

Red Cross Disaster Relief Tools » home

AFP Blog

Red Cross Disaster Relief Tools » home: "Red Cross Social Media Tools You Can Use$100 million fundraising campaignThis wiki's purpose is to gather all possible online fundraising tools together so it's very easy for anyone to access and use them to help the Red Cross.

Wild Apricot Blog : How non-profits can use wikis to build communities at minimal cost

Wild Apricot Blog

Eight Great Tools for Private Social Networks and Online Communities - 2011 Edition

Influence

It approximates the “out of the box” functionality of Jive, and integrates a significant suite of tools. SocialText is a commercial, hosted wiki-based platform with some collaborative workspace-type features such as discussions and document management tacked on. Influence Collaboration Online Community Tools & Software

Dipity Do Da - An Interactive Collaborative Timeline To Track Wiki Contributions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dipity is a timeline tool that let's you edit a timeline collaboratively or pop in an RSS feed. I put the RSS feed for the WeAreMedia wiki in - and it displays the changes in a timeline. More here. I wish I had known about dipity from the beginning -- gives you a sense of participation. It only captured the last couple of days of changes

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Tech Tools to Benefit the Spanish-Language Community

Tech Soup Blog

Simple wiki services to foster collaboration across locations and countries. Spanish is the second-most-common language in the United States, with an estimated 40 million Americans speaking Spanish as their primary language. At TechSoup, we know that many nonprofits and libraries serve Spanish-speaking communities in everything from teaching English as a second language, to financial and educational services, to local family- and health-related programs.

Great reads from around the web on December 25th

Amy Sample Ward

" Wikispaces Blog " Blog Archive " How Non-Profits Are Using Wikis – The Wikispaces Blog has some great examples of organizations using wikis in their work. "This "This month, we bring you some great examples of how non-profits are using wikis. Read on to see how wikis help these organizations reach out to their communities, manage volunteers, create resources, and more."

Social Media 101 TweetChat: Facebook

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup kicked off its Social Media Mondays in May , designed to accompany the launch of the Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki , with a discussion on using Facebook for nonprofits. Tools Facebook social media

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Bring Your Idea to Life at Social Actions Wiki - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" Why not contribute to the Social Actions Labs Idea Wiki?

Frustrated with online project management tools

Judi Sohn

It seems obvious that there should be a tool we can use to help us here. I have spent the last week or two trying more of these online project management tools than I can count. We have other tools, I want to avoid duplication as much as possible. I am tearing my hair out.