5 things nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia’s online fundraising campaign

Connection Cafe

Every year, Wikipedia runs a fundraising campaign to support its operations. The 2014 online giving campaign just wrapped up and there are plenty of lessons that other nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia. In 2013, the Wikimedia Foundation raised $37 million from more than 2.5

Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages - WSJ.com

AFP Blog

Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages - WSJ.com: "Wikipedia.org is the fifth-most-popular Web site in the world, with roughly 325 million monthly visitors. But unprecedented numbers of the millions of online volunteers who write, edit and police it are quitting.That could have significant implications for the brand of democratization that Wikipedia helped to unleash over the Internet -- the

How To Get a Wikipedia Page for Your Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What has been your experience getting a Wikipedia Page for your nonprofit? Our earlier attempts at getting a Wikipedia page up were focused on a page about TuDiabetes, the diabetes social network we run in English. No matter how tempted you may feel to “trick” Wikipedia, don’t do it.

Wired News: Wikipedia Shakeup: Resignations

AFP Blog

Wired News: Wikipedia Shakeup: Resignations: "By Kim Zetter| Also by this reporter14:00 PM Mar, 23, 2007Two top employees of the Wikimedia Foundation have resigned, citing disagreements with the board. Both publicly tendered their resignations to the community yesterday on a foundation mailing list, but say their resignations are unrelated and the timing coincidental.Danny Wool, who has worked

Open Source Feminism: An Intervention with Wikipedia

NTEN

Open source is meant to be free and equal, but then why do men continue to dominate open source sites like Wikipedia? In February 2014, groups of artists and tech-savvy folks staged what called they called a “feminist intervention” to Wikipedia. community Community feminism Open Source Open Source sarah mirk Wikipedia Communications Sarah Mirk. Online Editor. B h Magazine.

Support Wikipedia with a Text Message

Mobile Commons

Wikipedia is one of the best known websites on the Internet, but did you know it’s actually run by a non-profit called the Wikimedia Foundation ? Thanks to the generous support of donors over the years, Wikipedia has been able to keep their invaluable service running for us all to use.

Mobile Commons Powers Wikipedia’s Text-to-Donate Campaign

Mobile Commons

Wikipedia is one of the best known websites on the Internet, but did you know it’s actually run by a non-profit called the Wikimedia Foundation ? Thanks to the generous support of donors over the years, Wikipedia has been able to keep their invaluable service running for us all to use.

HOW TO: Update Your Nonprofit’s Wikipedia Page (and Why You Should)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now that most nonprofits have a Community Page on Facebook in addition to their Official Page, it is crucial that nonprofits create a Wikipedia account to edit, maintain, and “Watch&# their organization’s Wikipedia Page. Notice how the Community Page has a Wikipedia Tab?

Wikipedia's Non-Profit Foundation Hits Fundraising Milestone -- Wikimedia -- InformationWeek

AFP Blog

Wikipedia's Non-Profit Foundation Hits Fundraising Milestone -- Wikimedia -- InformationWeek: "The Wikimedia Foundation has attracted 10,000 fundraising contributors in nine days. The foundation's annual fundraiser supports the nonprofit organization that runs Wikipedia. The group announced Thursday that its 10,000th donation came from someone in Finland who donated 10 Euros. The total amount

Is Wikipedia Loves Art Getting "Better"?

Museum 2.0

But next month, Britain Loves Wikipedia will commence--the third instance of a strange and fascinating collaborative project between museums and the Wikipedia community (Wikimedians). Eventually, all of the work was completed and 6,195 photographs were donated to Wikipedia.

The Death of Wikipedia?

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

curmudgeon extraordinaire ," posted a piece gloating over what he claimed was the demise of Wikipedia; or at least of its vaunted commitment to open editing. In the wake of contraversies over false information found in its pages, Wikipedia has a asserted a modest level of page protection.

Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

» Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! Posted Thursday, January 17th, 2008 at 3:00 pm by John Brian (91 posts) This week, Wikipedia commemorates its seventh birthday : Wikipedia was formally launched on January 15, 2001, as a single English-language edition at www.wikipedia.com, and announced by Sanger on the Nupedia mailing list. Otherwise, there were relatively few rules initially and Wikipedia operated independently of Nupedia.

Want to Get Your Content Out There? Put it on Wikipedia.

Museum 2.0

It might be Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an incredible place to reach hungry learners and join a community of dedicated researchers who care deeply about making knowledge accessible to everyone. Working in a platform like Wikipedia allows museum knowledge to go where the people are.

Wikipedia: the next research frontier | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

But I would argue that the way to make Wikipedia a truly reliable resource is to encourage its use. If academics are writing Wikipedia articles, then Wikipedia should become more reliable, right? So in the end, I say bring on the Wikipedia assignments.

Nonprofit Technology: Wikipedia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Deborah Finn has fallen in love with Wikis and has started an entry for nonprofit technology. Wouldn't using a wiki be a great platform to collaborate on nonprofit technology standards

SOPA, PIPA, and the Wikipedia blackout: what it means for associations.

SocialFish

Oh–and don’t bother clicking on those Wikipedia links if today is Wednesday, January 18. Wikipedia is decidedly against SOPA, and is creating a huge buzz by blacking out today. No Wikipedia. I’m confused.

How to get a Wikipedia page for your nonprofit

John Haydon

After more than 3 years, the Diabetes Hands Foundation finally has a Wikipedia page. Our earlier attempts at getting a Wikipedia page up were focused on a page about TuDiabetes, the diabetes social network we run in English.

Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review? | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

» Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review? s use of Wikipedia entries in the place of a term paper quite fascinating. works were ultimately removed, significantly edited, or incorporated into other entries after a lengthy discussion process amongst Wikipedia contributors. One Response to “Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review?&# Related Posts Happy Birthday, Wikipedia!

Welcoming the Wiki

AFP Blog

Welcoming the Wiki: "A more interesting question is the impact Wikipedia might have on other technology companies. Will the example of Wikipedia help our tech employees to become more friendly? Tech types aren't exactly known for their, ahem, sparkling interactions with other people, but Wikipedia depends on its ability to charm and cultivate others.

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Humanitarian OpenStreetMap helps Nepal earthquake response | Opensource.com

AFP Blog

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap helps Nepal earthquake response | Opensource.com : " One interesting effort has been from the crowdsourced mapping community, especially on OpenStreetMap.org, a free and open web map of the world that anyone can edit (think the Wikipedia of maps.)

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Google Search Results Now Prominently Feature Nonprofit Google+ Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Data is pulled from multiple sources including Wikipedia , GuideStar and of course Google+ Pages. Sierra Club :: Impact of Google+ Page and Wikipedia.

Blackbaud tries to sell itself off as Software As a Service. using Googles Knol | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

As you may know, Google’s Knol is Google’s version of Wikipedia but with Google Ads and money being driven to the writer of each article. Compare the Knol article to the Wikipedia article on SaaS and you’ll see a striking difference in tone and external citations.

Wikiality meets Academia | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

» Wikiality meets Academia Posted Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 at 10:35 am by Marissa (33 posts) I’ll come right out and say it – I’m a Wikipedia skeptic, though I must confess I am a closet-clicker for those quick-hits that help you to win a trivia bet (so Olivia DeHavilland is still alive, but she’s not the oldest living cast member of GWTW – but I found that out on IMDB , the second greatest bet settler on the Internet).

To Know Your CMS is to Love Your CMS…Right?

NetWits

In my research, the easiest to understand, least complicated description is from Wikipedia : The collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment What is a Content Management System (CMS) Anyway? There are many ways to define Content Management.

6 Technology Concepts Nonprofits Need to Understand in 2018

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Wikipedia. – Wikipedia.

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Turning "Brochureware" into a Fun and Interactive Website

NetWits

According to Wikipedia, “ Brochureware ” is the definition of a website that has very infrequently updated content. Often the site has been developed as a direct translation of existing printed materials, hence the name. Brochureware sites therefore take little advantage of the capabilities of the web that are missing in printed publication

Part 2 of 2, Open API at the Laundromat: Towards a working definition of an open API | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Uses open standards To prevent vendor equivocation about this term, I’ll just resort to the Wikipedia definition of “open standards.&#

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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.

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.

RSS is really your friend

NCE Social Media

RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format (from Wikipedia ). RSS - Really Simple Syndication, can be a great time saver. Ideaware has an outstanding article on how to harness RSS to benefit your information needs. I would recommend reading it. Please share how you would use it with your agency in our comments section.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

3rd Sector Labs

Did you know that the Ice Bucket Challenge has its own Wikipedia article ? The conversations about the ALS Association’s astounding success with the Ice Bucket Challenge continue. Blogs, newsletters, periodicals, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter … people are still talking about it.

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Digital Marketing Plan For Nonprofits: The Definitive Guide (2017)

Nonprofits Source

The phrase is so popular that it even has it’s own Wikipedia page. Does your nonprofit have a digital marketing plan ? Or, are you throwing a ton of content on the web hoping someone will find it? I get it.

How To Get More Online Donations With Content Marketing

Nonprofits Source

Wikipedia : In philanthropy, donor intent is the purpose , sometimes publicly expressed, for which a philanthropist intends a charitable gift or bequest. It’s no secret that content is king when it comes to engaging and delighting donors and members alike.

An Anthology on Server Power Consumption | Beaconfire Wire

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Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed? 06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

The NonProfitTimes - eNewsletter-t's Wiki-World

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The NonProfitTimes - eNewsletter: "Taking advantage of the first revision of Form 990 in years, the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) and Guidestar have created a Wiki page to solicit comments and suggestions for the new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form.Like Wikipedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia, users can log on with a username and password at [link].

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Michigan Launches M.S. Specialization in Social Computing

AFP Blog

Wikipedia. Michigan Launches M.S. Specialization in Social Computing: "Michigan Launches M.S. Specialization in Social ComputingANN ARBOR, Mich., March 23 -- Facebook. YouTube. Flickr. They're the user-created stuff of Web 2.0 -- also known as social computing -- that have changed the way people interact with computers and each other.Developing a formal understanding of the underlying dynamics at

Infographic: How Do Social Network Users Lean Politically?

Frogloop

As political campaigns and nonprofits gear up for the election cycle, I thought I would share this infographic that attempts to map the politics of social media properties like Facebook and websites like Wikipedia.

A Call for Millions: Ending the Global Book Famine for the Blind

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Free service with a “pay what you can” request (like Wikipedia’s) is a sustainable nonprofit model. There’s a global book famine afflicting people with disabilities. They lack the books they need for education, employment, and social inclusion. Billions have been spent addressing the problem over the past decade.

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Don’t Dump – Learn to Listen

NetWits

Dumping” on people is not what you want to be known for in the world of Social Media (see definition on Wikipedia) or any other world for that matter. The key to being successful with Social Media & some tools to get you started Remember the saying “You have two (2) ears and one (1) mouth?" It doesn’t benefit you or the people you're dumping on. Maybe it’s better understood like this – We shouldn’t be yelling at others (at least not in normal situations).

Wild Apricot Blog : Crowdsourcing: How Business and Nonprofits Tap into the Wisdom of Crowds

Wild Apricot Blog