New Facebook Call-To-Actions for Link Posts (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

John Haydon

Call to actions work everywhere. CTAs work everywhere because, when it comes to all things internet, people are always asking themselves: “What am I supposed to DO now?” Facebook now allows you to add various CTAs to link posts using the Power Editor.

Microsoft Donation Program: Short Tutorials

Tech Soup Blog

Take a look at our Microsoft Donation Program: Short Tutorials page. This short video helps to explain what Title Groups are, and how they work within the Microsoft Donation Program. Check out the archive pages for our recent webinars on the Microsoft Donation Program: Microsoft Donation Program: How Does It Work? Interested in learning about the recent updates to the Microsoft Software Donation Program?

How Nonprofits Are Using Games for their Mission Driven Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Nonprofits Are Using Games for Mission Driven Work – guest post by Susanna Pollack. Through a partnership with Disney and LucasFilm, Code.org built a Star Wars-themed tutorial played by millions of students who learned the basics of coding and made their own games in a single hour.

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Microsoft Donation Program: Webinars, Resources, and Tutorials

Tech Soup Blog

In the first webinar, Microsoft Donation Program: How Does It Work? , In addition, we will also soon be unveiling short video tutorials designed to help you learn more about the recent updates. Interested in TechSoup's Microsoft Donation Program ? Whether you are new or experienced with Microsoft donations, you may still have questions about recent updates. To help answer questions you may have about the recent updates, we hosted two webinars in August focusing on the program.

[Video Tutorial] How to Fix Your Broken Static FBML Facebook Page Custom Tabs

John Haydon

It seems like a lot of work, but it’s pretty easy if you follow the video very carefully. As you may have heard, Facebook finally stopped supporting Static FBML in custom Page tabs. What this means is that if you have any custom tabs that have used FBML code, they are probably broken.

New Media Literacy Site from MIT - and check out the great Vlog Tutorial!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The new media literacies web site is working to integrate new media materials into compelling activities for K-12 students for use in or out of school. There is a fantastic how video blogging tutorial from Steve Garfield , John Barth , Jason Crow and Four Eyed Monsters.

Facebook launches completely new process for creating Pages (video)

John Haydon

This video shows you exactly how the new process works: Facebook facebook page new features video tutorialFacebook has launched a completely new process for creating a Facebook Page that includes: An idiot-proof three-step process. The ability to import images from a website.

Hey, where’s Part 3 of the tutorial on putting nonprofits on the web? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

7) Web CMS (11) Web Services (13) where2007 (2) Wikimedia Foundation (1) Wired (1) Wireless (3) Wordpress (3) Working Assets (2) Yahoo! (4) Pipes (1) How Tos Hey, where’s Part 3 of the tutorial on putting nonprofits on the web? 03.21.08 | 3356 2 Comments [link] Hey%2C+where%27s+Part+3+of+the+tutorial+on+putting+nonprofits+on+the+web%3F 2008-03-22+03%3A49%3A35 Allan+Benamer I’ve been wondering as well.

Recording Bounced Checks in QuickBooks

Tech Soup Blog

While I am using QuickBooks 2013 this will work on any. events QuickBooks Made Easy tsintuit tsevents Gregg Bossen QuickBooks tutorial (Please visit the site to view this video). This QuickTips video deals with how to record bounced check for your. nonprofit.

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Windows XP Upgrade Tips – Will Your Existing Software and Hardware Work?

Tech Soup Blog

Now that it's time to upgrade from Windows XP (it’s retires in early April 2014), you may well be wondering how much of your current software and hardware will work on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Find the step-by-step tutorial on upgrading to Windows 8 from XP here.

Voiding vs. Deleting Checks in QuickBooks

Tech Soup Blog

While I am using QuickBooks 2013 this will work on any version. Training nonprofit QuickBooks Made Easy tsintuit Gregg Bossen QuickBooks tutorial (Please visit the site to view this video). This QuickTips video deals with voiding versus deleting your checks.

Transferring Funds in QuickBooks

Tech Soup Blog

This tip will work with any version of QuickBooks. Training QuickBooks Made Easy tsquickbooks QuickBooks tutorial tstrainandlearn (Please visit the site to view this video). This QuickTips deals with transferring funds from one bank account to. another.

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New at TechSoup: Online Courses from Atomic Training

Tech Soup Blog

This makes Atomic Training ideal for: General workforce development (the work that Goodwill does, for example). Training online courses Atomic Training tutorials e-learning

WeAreMedia ToolBox: This Week We're Working Crowdsourcing, Micro Media, and Lifestreaming Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The month of October we've been focusing on building out the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box and awarding t-shirts to contributors! Week Three of the We Are Media Toolbox begins! 

Scratch: An Educational, Multi-Generational Online Community that Works

Museum 2.0

I first saw Scratch a few years ago, when I had friends working at the Media Lab, and at the time it seemed like a neat way for kids who were unfamiliar with programming to jump in and start designing their own interactive stories and games. Does it work?

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Healthy Tips for Graphic Designers

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you are looking out for some great tips for designing the perfect logo, then you can check the following mind-blowing tips to get started with your work. Being a graphic designer or a logo designer is not easy work as it sounds like. Learn From Tutorials.

Green Jobs Now has a podcast: lessons learned

GroundWire

Once the podcast was working with Libsyn, I “burned&# the Libsyn RSS feed with Feedburner to standardize the statistics from the campaign. Green Jobs Now , a national campaign for a new, inclusive green economy that we’re providing technical and strategic support for, now has its very first podcast listed in the iTunes Directory.

Life after Common Ground: Part 4 – Soapbox Engage

Judi Sohn

With Soapbox Engage you get an environment to build out your forms that is incredibly easy to work with. I had barely touched Joomla before I started playing with a Soapbox Engage demo, and it took me maybe 30 minutes to learn my way around the basics without any tutorials or guidance.

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7 Proven Ways to Grow Your Email List Using Facebook [Free Webinar]

Connection Cafe

Growing your housefile (aka email list) is something that most nonprofits actively work on, but it’s not easy to do. After you attend the webinar we’ll send you two free video tutorials on: How to add a simple custom tab to your Facebook Page.

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6 Tips For Creating Better Charts With Your Nonprofit’s Data

TechImpact

Ann recommends using tutorials if you are knew to working with graphs in Excel. Image courtesy of CraigConnects. Beth’s blog shares Ann Emry’s tips for creating charts with your nonprofit’s data. Visual communication.

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6 Reasons Open Source Makes Sense

3rd Sector Labs

Robust – We aren’t big fans of this overblown word, but in the case of Open Source it works. Don’t take our word for it, Google “WordPress Tutorial” to see for yourself).

On the Move: Great Drag-and-Drop Plugins for Easy Site Customization

Byte Technology

Fortunately, there’s also some tried-and-true technology that greatly aids in customizing your site: it’s the drag-and-drop process, and anyone who has even touched a computer in their life is probably aware of how it works: click on an icon or image, hold down the button and move it to wherever one wishes. The Elementor plugin is first and foremost built for speed, a nice feature for those who want to edit as quickly as their minds work and creative ideas take hold.

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Shopping Spree: Some Great WordPress Plugins for Building an Online Store

Byte Technology

From unique payment platforms to specific themes to the appropriate amount of backend support, consider carefully which will work best for your specific needs. Easy to use, it’s equipped with lots of features to build an attractive online store, has hundreds of extensions and add-ons for payment gateways and additional services and comes with free support forums and a host of video tutorials. You’ve come up with an absolutely brilliant idea for an online store.

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The Picture Show: The Best WordPress Themes for Video Ventures

Byte Technology

Most are free and many are easy to use for beginners, but don’t be afraid to call in some help from the WordPress experts if you’re unsure of how to install and launch them or if you need a tutorial on how to safely and efficiently administer the themes. And with four unique templates working within a drag-and-drop page builder, it’s a great choice for those who aren’t sure of the look they want but are willing to experiment.

Free education tools you have never heard of

SocialFish

Plagtracker is great website that allows users to check the originality of their written works. Although there are many products which allow users detect plagiarism in written work, this site is equally reputable and capable of offering great plagiarism detection capabilities.

Facebook Subscriptions: 8 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Pay Attention

NetWits

What Facebook subscriptions does is allow Facebook to work more like Twitter or Google+ in that you don’t have to “friend&# or accept someone’s “friend&# request for that person to see your public updates.

Free and Low-Cost Nonprofit Accounting Tools

NonProfit Hub

When your nonprofit stays on the ball about adapting to new tools, it can work to achieve its mission. Better yet, Aplos offers a detailed tutorial to help your staff and volunteers navigate the software with ease. Part of this comes from good customer relationship management tools, but it can also include day-to-day operational things, like accounting and fundraising. .

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No Sweat DIY Infographics

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But the bonus was the tutorial to help you better understand and apply charts. If you remember your 6th grade math and science, you might want to skip the tutorial and check out the online chart tool (I love the meter charts).

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Setting up an easy welcome series in Salesforce

Judi Sohn

One a general welcome, one highlighting our research work, one highlighting our advocacy work. Here's how (note: this tutorial assumes that you have administration rights in Salesforce for all objects mentioned): 1.

82 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools & Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Creatives Without Borders connects nonprofits in need of graphic and web design skills with creatives that are willing to do the work pro bono for a good cause and increased exposure. HTML Tutorial :: w3schools.com. All Good Work :: allgoodwork.space.

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Convio Tips : How to Embed Video

FI Space

Check out this great little tutorial on how to embed video on your Convio TeamRaiser Web Site from our own Jerry Markham. This will also work for embeding a photo slideshow (like an animated logo tile) if you create it on a site that offers the “Embed Code&# (ex: www.slide.com). “I have been asked about embeding video on your Convio sites so I have created this instructional document about this quick and easy process.

A Beginner's Guide to WordPress

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Definitely work a link in my tutorial collection in the sidebar of my blog via Lifehacker comes a pointer to a kick-ass screencast called " A Beginner's Guide To WordPress " from Rachel Cunliffe, a web designer from New Zealand.

WeAreMedia Nonprofit Social Media Toolkit: Your Last Chance at a T-Shirt!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Stitch Throughout the month of October, NTEN's WeAreMedia worked on building the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box. Nonprofit social media techies filled the pages with links to tools, tips, and tutorials for these types of social media tools: Monitoring.

An Introduction to Using Facebook Ads for Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

Kurt and I are working on the premium Facebook Ads webinar which will include case studies, best practices, and a set of video tutorials. I conducted a free CharityHowTo webinar yesterday on Facebook Ads.

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. Just take a few minutes to add some links to tips and tutorials and you could win a T-Shirt. 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?

New on SSIR: Can Giving Days Strengthen Your Community?

Amy Sample Ward

Seen as a success for the participating nonprofits, the organizers wanted to know more about what worked and whether giving days as a form of regional nonprofit development could be a new trend for the sector. My latest post on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog is now up.

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Message in A Box: New Toolkit from Tactical Technology Collective

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

   The guide incorporates some tutorials and how-to information social media strategy, most notably a Blogging guide for activists and campaigners for using blogs for grassroots organizing and citizen journalism written by Sokari Ekine who blogs at www.blacklooks.org. 

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That training was either expensive or a hodge podge of low cost webinars and free video tutorials available on the web.

Convio Tips : How to Embed Video

FI Space

Check out this great little tutorial on how to embed video on your Convio TeamRaiser Web Site from our own Jerry Markham. This will also work for embeding a photo slideshow (like an animated logo tile) if you create it on a site that offers the “Embed Code&# (ex: www.slide.com). “I have been asked about embeding video on your Convio sites so I have created this instructional document about this quick and easy process.

Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits

SocialFish

Here’s the tool and here’s a video tutorial on how to use it. I asked him when they’d be adding the ability to connect a YouTube channel to a Google+ Page; he said they’re working on it and he’ll let me know when we might expect to see it.

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PostPlanner tells you instantly what time of day to post on your Facebook Page

John Haydon

If you don’t know what PostPlanner is, it’s a way to schedule, manage and measure updates on your Facebook Page ( here’s a video tutorial ). The following two screen shots shows what seems to work in terms of time of day: Time of day is just one factor.

The Shocking Truth About Your Board Members Serving as Ambassadors

ASU Lodestar Center

You need your volunteers to spread the word about your good work, to connect you with their networks and generally be the amazing gatekeepers to the community you know they can be. Do they need a social media tutorial? Learn more about her work now at www.possibility-cp.com.

Celebrating Free Agents: Mark Horvath Launches WeAreVisible

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A free agent is a person (many times a GenY, but not always ) who is a passionate about a social cause, but is working outside of a nonprofit organization to organize , mobilize , raise money , and engage with others. The content is fantastic — particularly the tutorials.