Living in a Virtual World

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Virtualization is all about maximizing the technology you have to create a whole that is more powerful than its individual parts. Virtualization big data IT infrastructure servers

VIRTUAL EVENTS SURVEY – last chance to participate!

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The learning & development experts at Tagoras have launched a new round of their popular research on virtual events. Our aim is to assess the role of virtual conferences and similar virtual events are playing in the broader events market.

7 Things Nonprofits Should Know About Virtual Desktops

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With a virtual desktop, everything that you see on your computer screen (the operating system) is actually located on a server rather than on your computer’s local drive. An article on BNews explains what virtual desktops are and how they are being used.

Cutting IT Costs? Virtualize your In-house IT Infrastructure

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There is a proverbial war raging in the IT virtualization market today and … Technology Virtualization cloud computing IT Non-Profit private cloud technology virtual machine

12 Examples of Nonprofits Using Augmented and Virtual Reality

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3) Nonprofit Lets People With Disabilities Virtually Swim With Dolphins. A dutch nonprofit called The Dolphin Swim Club uses underwater VR goggles to allow people with disabilities to virtually swim with dolphins in their community pool as a form of therapy.

Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

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Other times,the workshop, keynote presentation, or master class might be part of a conference or a single session for an organization, but planning the event requires meeting across time zones virtually. What are your best tips for working across time zones for virtual meetings?

Virtual bus rides for charity

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Virtual bus rides for charity

Peer-to-Peer World Virtual Conference 9.27.17

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After the popular online events in 2016, five companies that serve the nonprofit sector are coming together to offer a third edition of It’s a Peer-to-Peer World: Virtual Conference on September 27, 2017.

Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers

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Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers : "Amnesty International UK has given street fundraisers virtual reality headsets so they can show the public the impact barrel bombing has had in Syria. " 'via Blog this

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Virtual currencies create pathways for people in emerging economies | TechCrunch

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Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers

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Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers : "Amnesty International UK has given street fundraisers virtual reality headsets so they can show the public the impact barrel bombing has had in Syria. Street fundraisers in London, Manchester and Leeds have been equipped with refurbished smartphones and £15 virtual reality headsets to offer potential donors a 360 view of the destruction caused by fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo." 'via

Pajama Parties? Three Rules for Running Virtual Meetings

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Working virtually is a hot topic and one that is near and dear to many people’s hearts. But what about those of us who work in our pajamas (should virtual meetings be called pajama parties?) I think we can learn some things from both the face-to-face and the virtual world.

5 Things Virtual Event Platforms Can Learn from Pinterest ? It’s All Virtual

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5 Things Virtual Event Platforms Can Learn from Pinterest  It’s All Virtual : 5 Things Virtual Event Platforms Can Learn from Pinterest. NPVirtualEvent NPVirtualConference

Running Effective Virtual #Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement

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Workplace flexibility creates a need for better skills in facilitating virtual meetings and hybrid meetings where some participants are in the room and others participate are using audio-only or video conferencing platform. Many virtual meetings require working across time zones.

The One Secret To Better Virtual Meetings: Empathy

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Last week, I facilitated a peer learning session for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and their mentors about healthy and productive meetings. We covered the best practices of meetings , both face-to-face and virtual meetings.

Virtual sorority’s tax-exempt status denied | Albuquerque Journal News

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Virtual sorority’s tax-exempt status denied | Albuquerque Journal News : "Well, it seems that the IRS is made up of a lot more of us “mature” people and a lot less of our children’s generation. Two months ago the IRS Exempt Organization folks (yes, those people) denied tax-exempt status to a virtual sorority. I had never heard of a virtual sorority. But no matter; I have not heard of most virtual things.

The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

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I also wanted to experiment with translating some facilitation techniques I use for face-to-face meetings (like sticky note facilitation ) to virtual meetings. Designing A Participatory Hook for a Virtual Meeting. We used a virtual sticky note app called NoteApp.

Tips for Virtual Fundraising Success | npENGAGE

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Tips for Virtual Fundraising Success | npENGAGE : While most of us were planning our July 4th barbeque, Valencia College Foundation was preparing to launch their First ONE campaign. This year the foundation took their six-week fundraising campaign online using peer-to-peer fundraising to supplement their offline campaign activities.

6 Tips from Valencia College Foundation for Virtual Fundraising Success

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Marino said there was an important balance in virtually keeping people engaged without overwhelming them with email communications. While most of us were planning our July 4th barbeque, Valencia College Foundation was preparing to launch their First ONE campaign.

The Integrated Marketing Virtual Conference for Nonprofits

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I’m talking about the IMAB’s Integrated Marketing Virtual Conference for Nonprofits on January 30, 2014. By: Mike Johnston, Integrated Marketing Advisory Board. It’s not every day that a conference like this comes along: One day. Six sessions from the convenience of your own desk.

4 Tips from the Alzheimer’s Assn for Successful Virtual Fundraising Campaigns

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The Alzheimer’s Association The Longest DayTM was launched in 2012 and is a … Emerging Events Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Uncategorized Alzheimer's Association The Longest Day independent fundraising events Peer to Peer Fundraising team fundraising TeamRaiser virtual events

Attend the Peer to Peer Fundraising Virtual Conference for Nonprofits!

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After a popular inaugural online event in April 2016, four companies that serve the nonprofit sector are coming together to offer another edition of It’s a Peer-to-Peer World: Virtual Conference on October 19, 2016.

National Potluck: a virtual event in action

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You can create a page and invite your friends and family to participate virtually. Virtual events are a great way for organizations who don't necessarily have a singular, recurring annual event like a walk, run, or triathalon to participate in peer-to-peer fundraising events.

Virtual Reality Could Be the Next Big Thing in Charitable Giving | Smart News | Smithsonian

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Virtual Reality Could Be the Next Big Thing in Charitable Giving | Smart News | Smithsonian : "sometimes, all it takes to inspire more charitable giving is a visit to a place or person in need. That could be changing, writes NPR’s Linda Poon, thanks to virtual reality experiences designed to increase empathy and charitable giving." 'via

Virtual Reality as Empathy Engine in Nonprofit Causes

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The New York Times sent virtual reality goggles (Google Cardboard) to every Sunday, print subscriber, a move that signals a change in the way journalism and nonprofits can tell stories. The post Virtual Reality as Empathy Engine in Nonprofit Causes appeared first on The See3 Blog. video fundraising fundraising ideas new york times strategy virtual reality

CharityVillage?Research: Collaborating in the Virtual Space

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CharityVillageResearch: Collaborating in the Virtual Space : "Two heads are better than one', as the old saying goes, and it certainly applies when thinking about the benefits of collaboration. With technological advances happening at such a rapid pace, collaboration is quickly taking a virtual bent.

Trends Over Time in Virtual Volunteering

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Learn how virtual volunteering has evolved. Virtual volunteering describes a volunteer who completes tasks, in whole or in part, off-site from the organization or person being assisted, using a computer, tablet, smart phone, or other Internet-connected device. Community engaging volunteers virtual community Program Jayne Cravens. Principal. Coyote Communications. For decades, volunteering has transcended time and space to help organizations around the world.

Virtual Conferences: Advantages That You Should Know

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If you are thinking about going virtual with your next conference, take the time to understand the advantages, and how it can empower your membership engagement strategy. Would you plan your 5 year olds birthday party at a night club? Of course not. Planning is crucial for any event.

10 Ways To Make Your Virtual Meetings More Successful

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Business leaders and employees are holding virtual meetings more than ever. Despite the cost-saving and other advantages, virtual meetings versus in-person meetings have their challenges. Carl Wiese Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Ron Ricci Virtual Meetings

Virtual Teams Tweetchat Recap

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TechSoup, itself a distributed organization with virtual teams , recently held a tweet chat on Virtual Teams to explore these questions. A strong work ethic is an important qualification for the members of a virtual team as remote staff work without being micromanaged.

Virtual Reality Could Be the Next Big Thing in Charitable Giving | Smart News | Smithsonian

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Virtual Reality Could Be the Next Big Thing in Charitable Giving | Smart News | Smithsonian : "Poon reports that activists and filmmakers are experimenting with virtual reality technology with the goal of creating stronger connections between would-be donors and the communities they could help.

5 Essential Tech Tools for Virtual Teams

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There are a lot of benefits to virtual teams—you’re not constrained by geography and staff members have a lot more flexibility. To some degree, technology can compensate for the shortcomings of a virtual environment. Virtual Phone System. We had to find a back channel for the breakroom/water cooler conversations and we also had to find a way to virtualize the courtesy of knocking on someone's door to see if they're available for a conversation.

Virtual game of life | Bangkok Post: business

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Virtual game of life | Bangkok Post: business : Lessons learned in the world of video shoot-em-ups and simulations, it turns out, could have some powerful practical applications in the game of life. The belief has given rise to a new field of research, which the IT industry has dubbed "gamification". The idea is to apply game-design thinking to non-game applications, explains Carlos Dominguez, a senior vice-president of Cisco Systems, the US-based networking firm.

Structuring Successful Virtual Meetings: A Counterintuitive Approach

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Renowned meeting experts Rick Lent and Nancy Settle-Murphy show you how to avoid the lack of focus, poor engagement and indecision that plague most virtual meetings. With the right planning, a few tips and some simple tools, you’ll actually be able to get work done efficiently at your next virtual meeting. Nancy-Settle-Murphy Rick-Lent meetings virtual-meetings

Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today’s Virtual World

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Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today’s Virtual World by Beth Kanter and Andrea Kihlstedt. If you are responsible for planning and facilitating virtual meetings, here are some tips that’ll help you make your meetings more productive.

Virtual Worlds, Nonprofit Realities

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[link] "Nonprofits are piling into the virtual world of Second Live and similar online venues. What might seem to many as simply “role-playing games” or RPGs, Second Life and its ilk are becoming increasingly real life environments, with financial benefits and consequences, for players and nonprofits. A recent Wall Street Journal article detailed a.

7 Expert Tips to Design the Perfect Virtual Meeting in a Multicultural World

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If you’re working with an international team and looking to make your virtual meetings more productive, here are seven helpful tips based on Multicultural Leadership expert Erin Meyer's research. Nancy-Settle-Murphy virtual-meetings

10 Tips For Making Virtual Meetings Successful

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Business leaders and employees are holding virtual meetings more than ever. Despite the cost-saving and other advantages, virtual meetings versus in-person meetings have their challenges. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Virtual Meetings

6 Steps to Run a Productive Virtual Meeting with Templates and Examples

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If you’d like help making your virtual meetings more productive, here is a six-step formula along with the templates and examples that can make your virtual meetings super productive. Nancy-Settle-Murphy meetings virtual-meetings

Join Me at the Outreach Marketing Virtual Summit on 9/23

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I will be speaking along with all these smart folks at GroupHigh’s Outreach Marketing Virtual Summit on September 23rd. The post Join Me at the Outreach Marketing Virtual Summit on 9/23 appeared first on SocialFish.

Virtual Office Toolkit

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Since my brick-and-mortar nonprofit org closed its doors, I have been working exclusively virtually, mostly with people who live on the opposite coast. For me, working flexibly and virtually in this way has definitely improved my quality of life.

Opinion: Why a Nonprofit Leader Embraces Virtual Currency – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Opinion: Why a Nonprofit Leader Embraces Virtual Currency – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : Opinion: Why a Nonprofit Leader Embraces Virtual Currency The leader of a Twin Cities charity explains in a Star Tribune opinion piece why his organization has begun taking donations in Bitcoins and other forms of “crypto-currency

Amnesty’s Stunning Virtual Reality Video Reveals Depth of Syria’s Apocalypse | Nonprofit Quarterly

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Amnesty’s Stunning Virtual Reality Video Reveals Depth of Syria’s Apocalypse | Nonprofit Quarterly : "Amnesty International has partnered with Junior, a San Francisco design and technology agency and a group of Syrian activists called Lamba Media Production to put us directly in the middle of the conflict—literally.

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