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

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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. Here are five things Wikipedia does that are worth incorporating into your own online giving campaign: 1. Get to the Point: Wikipedia’s fundraising messaging is concise and to the point.

Open Source Feminism: An Intervention with Wikipedia

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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.

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Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages - WSJ.com

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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

Wired News: Wikipedia Shakeup: Resignations

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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

New Tool Mines Wikipedia Trustworthiness - washingtonpost.com

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New Tool Mines Wikipedia Trustworthiness - washingtonpost.com: "New Tool Mines Wikipedia Trustworthiness By BRIAN BERGSTEIN The Associated Press Wednesday, September 5, 2007; 10:13 AM BOSTON -- Because anyone can edit Wikipedia, the Web encyclopedia's reliability varies wildly.

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? Because it was such a painfully long process and because I couldn’t find too many complete articles when I googled “ Wikipedia nonprofits “, I decided to share the lessons we learned so that you may not make the same mistakes we made. Our earlier attempts at getting a Wikipedia page up were focused on a page about TuDiabetes, the diabetes social network we run in English.

PC Pro: News: Wikipedia grabs record donation

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PC Pro: News: Wikipedia grabs record donation: "The Wikimedia Foundation has received an unprecedented $3 million donation from a single organisation, twice the amount it raised in the whole of 2006.".

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. Wikipedia also runs a fantastic mobile version of their web site, optimized for small phone screens and mini web browsers. Tags: Company News mobile giving sms text wikipedia

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). Wikipedia Loves Art, Take One The first version of Wikipedia Loves Art first took place in February 2009. The Wikimedians asked if the museum would coordinate a project in which people could photograph artworks in cultural institutions to illustrate Wikipedia articles.

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. Wikipedia also runs a fantastic mobile version of their web site, optimized for small phone screens and mini web browsers. Tags: Company News mobile giving sms text wikipedia

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. Because it was such a painfully long process and because I couldn’t find too many complete articles when I googled “ Wikipedia nonprofits “, I decided to share the lessons we learned so that you may not make the same mistakes we made. Our earlier attempts at getting a Wikipedia page up were focused on a page about TuDiabetes, the diabetes social network we run in English.

Taking Advantage of Wikipedia

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Wikipedia. Just recently the National Institute of Health launched a new initiative to encourage their scientists to edit or start new Wikipedia entries on their area of expertise to ensure that the correct information on health issues is cited. “Wikipedia articles (there are more than 2.9 How many nonprofits encourage their own staff to regularly edit and start new entries on Wikipedia about the issues they work on Global Warming! Health Care Reform!

Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! | Beaconfire Wire

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» 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.

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. This is what led Nick to write Wikipedia is dead. Last week Nicolas Carr, who Dion Hinchcliffe refers to as "that Web 2.0

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. This isn't rocket science, but it's surprising how few museums have gotten involved with Wikipedia. Before the project started, 14 of the 25 artists had articles on Wikipedia, of which only 11 were full-size articles. Like any information source, Wikipedia has inherent weaknesses.

Wikipedia: the next research frontier | Beaconfire Wire

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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? In time, this should create a virtuous cycle, wherein Wikipedia becomes the academic’s first refuge as it is the common man’s. So in the end, I say bring on the Wikipedia assignments. Related Posts Happy Birthday, Wikipedia!

Nonprofit Technology: Wikipedia

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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

Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review? | Beaconfire Wire

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» 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!

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

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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. I figured I’d start this post with that, just so you know that I don’t have any answers here. Only questions.

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. Because Facebook Community Pages have Wikipedia Tabs that pull in your organization’s information directly from Wikipedia. Notice how the Community Page has a Wikipedia Tab? Here’s how to get started on Wikipedia: 1.

Welcoming the Wiki

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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

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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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Wikiality meets Academia | Beaconfire Wire

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» 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?

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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.

Google Search Results Now Prominently Feature Nonprofit Google+ Pages

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Data is pulled from multiple sources including Wikipedia , GuideStar and of course Google+ Pages. As a result, nonprofits must ensure that their Wikipedia Page and GuideStar Profile are current and understand that simply being active on Google+ makes it more likely that your nonprofit will gain new Google+ followers and increased exposure in Google Search. Sierra Club :: Impact of Google+ Page and Wikipedia.

Turning "Brochureware" into a Fun and Interactive Website

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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

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

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

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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

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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.

Wild Apricot Blog : Dilbert.com Goes Web 2.0

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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.

Wild Apricot Blog : 6 Unique Online Fundraising Techniques for Your Nonprofit (Part 4 of 6)

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RSS is really your friend

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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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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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The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

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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. Let me offer one piece of advice: let’s not get distracted by the story and instead focus on the epilogue – the Ice Bucket Epilogue: it’s about the data. Discussion and debate.

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Michigan Launches M.S. Specialization in Social Computing

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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

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

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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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Don’t Dump – Learn to Listen

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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).

How to Survive Today and Thrive Tomorrow

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According to Wikipedia , “A disruptive innovation is an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network.” Chantal Sheehan is a speaker at Cause Camp 2020. Oh, 2020.

American College of Preventive Medicine’s Annual Conference

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Tools like mobile text/sms, facebook, twitter, and even Wikipedia have permeated the global community and in times of crisis are natural outlets for updates, news, and even cries for help. Date : February 19th, 2011. Location : San Antonio, TX. Topic : Social Media in Disaster Response. Description : Social media tools allow for people to connect: broadcasting messages to real time communication, online networking to offline collaboration.

Video Fridays #19

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Wikipedia states “URL shortening is a technique on the World Wide Web where a provider makes a web page available under a very short URL in addition to the original address. For the 19th installment of Video Fridays, I thought I would choose a video that show you how to use URL Shorteners. What is a URL Shortener you say?

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Why We're Blacking Out Sites: PIPA and SOPA

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We're not alone: far larger sites like Wikipedia and Google and hundreds of others (if not thousands). In November, I wrote a blog post entitled: Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill. Part of my objective was to show the unintended consequences of Internet censorship bills like SOPA and PIPA (SOPA's Senate buddy bill), responding to alerts from organizations I trust like the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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