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Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

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Google Analytics for Wikispaces. Here are the slides from the session and links to get you started: Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day. Templates.

Mindful or Mind Full Social Media?

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Information Coping Skills Wikispaces. I am doing the ending key note at the Social Media 4 Nonprofits Conference in Silicon Valley today. Here’s the description: How nonprofits can stay focused given all the distractions inherent in today’s attention economy? Social media doesn’t have to be overwhelming– you can take control back.

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#13NTC Session: Mindful or Mindfull Social Media?

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Information Coping Skills Wikispaces. I’m in Minnesota for the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference where I am doing a plenary session on Saturday morning and two breakout sessions. This blog post serves as a resource page for a session on mindfulness with Rob Cottingham and Jana Byington-Smith. Takeaways. Additional Resources.

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Connecting with Your Community

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For a great example of a Wikispaces wiki used for social media action, check out We Are Media. Check out the TechSoup Flickr pool.

PowerMyLearning: Free Online Education Games and Videos for Nonprofits and Libraries

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eLearning cloud computing education tstrainlearn tsculturalorg tsyouthorg tslibraryorg tsinstructionorg Wikispaces online tools tschoolsorg

DIY Online Collaboration: Wikis

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Decide what software to use for your wiki — consider the Wikispaces software available to eligible organizations through TechSoup. Have you ever thought about building an online space where different people can easily share their expertise on a subject or project? What Is a Wiki? By far the most recognized wiki is Wikipedia.

Nonprofits Live Recap: Online Collaboration

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Wikispaces. Wikispaces. The October edition of Nonprofits Live examined the topic of online collaboration. Our Experts. SAP Streamwork.

A Wiki for Your Facebook Profile?

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What I'd like to see is a Facebook app for wikispaces so I can integrate my workshop wikis. Know any good resources

Virtual World Tour 2008

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To learn more about virtual worlds in education, check out the Horizon Project Wikispace If you think that virtual worlds means Second Life, there are many others. I just discovered this introduction on YouTube and thought I'd share it here.

Wiki: Compare them All

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I compared wikispaces with pbwiki - the two user-friendly hosted wiki apps that I like. This is a cool site. It lets you select any two or more wiki packages and then it dynamically creates a feature-by-feature comparison. Great model! Speaking of wikis, there's gonna be an online wiki and nonprofit event next week over here and here

When Words Get in the Way (Like "Virtual Volunteering")

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An online collaborative space like wikispaces? At the start of any workshop I lead related to virtual volunteering, I ask the audience, "How many of you are engaging with volunteers virtually?" " If few or no people raise their hands, I ask the question again at the end of my workshop. And the numbers always change. Twitter?

Great reads from around the web on December 25th

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" 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 I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. NonProfit 2.0 Unconference is coming to Washington, D.C.,

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Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging - article on TechSoup

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If you're just discovering my blog or tagging for nonprofits via this post, check out my Nonprofit Tagging Wikispace This article, " Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging " was recently updated and published on TechSoup. It morphs two different blog posts by nonprofit tagging thought leaders, Ruby Sinreich and Alexandra Samuel.

Vote With Your Purse 2.0: Women's Online Giving, Offline Power

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There is a section on how to use Sprout and Chipin in for fundraising -- so I'll take this opportunity to mention my ChipIn Case Study about sending a young woman to college and my personal fundraising wikispace WCF Foundation has just released a new report: ??? Vote With Your Purse 2.0: Women???s s Online Giving, Offline Power ,???

NTC08: Social Media ROI Case Study Slam

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I'm beginning to post the slides and detailed notes from the session at NTC08 here on my blog and on my Social Media Metrics Wikispace. | View | Upload your own. The introduction set the ground rules and offer these overview points to the what and why of social media ROI. What do we mean by metrics, measurement, and ROI?

To The Twitterverse and Beyond: A Taxonomy of Twitter Tools from Brian Solis

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Better yet, I'd like to see a wikispace that included descriptions, links to tutorials, and tips. I would love to see a clickable version.

WeAreMedia: Reflections on Working Wikily - Getting out of the way

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The wikispaces discussion feature on each page is great for brainstorming ideas, problem solving, or pre-writing. Photo by Robert Francis.

Watch this Webinar About Wikis

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We had Sarah Cove from Wikispaces explain what wikis are, how they work, and describe the benefits that organizations discover when they use them. On Wednesday, Techsoup Talks! hosted a webinar called "Collaborate with Wikis" which was recorded and can be accessed here. Tools

The Horizon Project

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Lately, almost all her twittering is about her new obsession, the Horizon Project as well as a few blog posts. Is this my life? ;-). Social Networking.

Case Study: Transforming A National Network Culture Through Technology


Using Wikispaces, we created the Technology Leadership Initiative (TLI) wiki, and invited all stakeholders to be members, including project directors, IT staff, technical assistance providers, and members of the US Deptartment of Education -- a total of 50 members. What Holly said in a recent tweet!) Fast forward to Jan.

A Wiki Convert


I then poked around Wikispaces (since the We Are Media wiki is using the platform, it seemed like a good choice) a little before jumping in. Wikispaces also made it easy to change the privacy settings so that only members could view and comment. As indicated in previous posts, I am a relatively new to the web2.0 I'm a wiki convert!

A Nonprofit Version of Widget Box?

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I remembered that almost a year ago I was working on screencast about widgets for nonprofits to build community and had set up a wikispace called nonprofit widgets. When I saw the words "nonprofit widget," I had a senior moment. I think that slapping up a widget and not having strategy doesn't work.

Open Source Thinking: A Remix Wikitation of Marnie Webb's Ten Ways To Use Web2.0 Tools

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You can export jpegs to flickr and create set , you can upload a powerpoint into slideshare or create a wikispace for the presentation or wikitation.

Your Help Needed to Steer the Museum 2.0 Live Archive

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After asking around, I considered four free-ish options for the wiki: pbwiki , wikispaces , Google sites , and tools?," to me.

Blogging Behind the Nonprofit Firewall: The ROI Approach

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So, I imagine the adoption issues are similar to moving to intranet, wikispace, or basecamp to manage team or internal communications. Benjamin Greenberg works for Physicians for Human Rights but I "met" him on Facebook through a mutual friend, Marian. He kindly gave me permission to share it with all of you. Was there resistance?

A Social Media Measurement Nonprofit Guinea Pig: Thanks Tim! Please add your thoughts!

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When I blogged my preliminary thoughts and set up a wikispace , I was seeking a specific nonprofit example to make it more real.

Web Design Resources from the TechSoup Global Network

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The Wikispaces Plus Plan , available through TechSoup, offers nonprofits and libraries a hosted wiki site. Design and Multimedia. Web 2.0

More online than local: Why I love Google Docs

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So, I've used wikispaces, pbwiki, socialtext, jotspot, and writely (now google docs). Last month, when I had my horrible computer crash, I lost one or two documents and a few emails. It was because I wasn't only backed up within 24 hours, not minutes. Wikis are just great for that! Some folks just aren't comfortable with using wikis yet.

It is difficult to let go of the old ways. from powerpoint to wikitation

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Photo in flickr - Letting Go. Community groups, nonprofits and other entities are embracing Web 2.0 A Wikitation is a presentation delivered in a wiki.

Wiki Wiki Means Quickly in Hawaiin

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They have set up a wiki for the event on wikispaces, my favorite hosted wiki application. (I It means quickly quickly in Hawaiian. (I Classroom."

How to Work Across a Distributed Team

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on Wikispaces. Do you do much of our work online? As more of us do, we're finding new ways to communicate with colleagues who may be in distant locations. Working across distributed teams is all about collaborative work with our colleagues who may be in different cities or even countries. How to Attend This Event. on Slideshare. Podcast.

Evaluating Wikis


There are plenty of great hosted Wikis, like PBWorks (formerly PBWiki) and WikiSpaces , in addition to all of the Wikis that you can download and install on your own Server. I'm following up on my post suggesting that Wikis should be grabbing a portion of the market from word processors. A growing trend is use of a Wiki as a company Intranet.

Tagged Again. Media Consumption.

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Wiki: I love wikispaces, but also use mediawiki, socialtext, and pbwiki. Sometimes when I get overwhelmed, my reaction is to dive into my blog reader. A new form of work advoidance. So, a few days when I was particularly crazy, I went rolling through my reader. When I saw that I had been tagged on Nancy White's blog, I left a crabby comment.

Critical Friends and A Reflection Process for Working Wikily

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With wikispaces, it is important to use the overall site monitoring features so you know when people make contributions. hey Beth. section.

10 Questions to Get You Started Using Social Media for Your Nonprofit or Do-Good Project

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Wikispaces , PBworks ) Using more tools isn't necessarily better. One of the most common questions I'm asked as a social media consultant is, "Which tool is the best?" Unfortunately, there isn't an easy answer to that question. What is the goal I'm trying to achieve by using social media? Raise awareness? Build web traffic? Blog (i.e.

How To Make A Back Channel Light Up Like Clark Griswald's House

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yes, pbwiki, wikispaces, and wetpaint have free versions). I blogged about the content last week. What: The art of social instructional design.

NpTech Summary: VTvigils Online, Netsquared Announces 21 Featured Projects, and Happiness Hacking

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VTVigils VT Vigils is a project of a diverse group of national campaigns and organizations not affiliated with Virginia Tech. Expo Ignite!

Building Intranet and community network sites


You can do this using an inexpensive hosted service, such as wikispaces or zoho's wiki , or you can install on your own server the original mediawiki or newer full systems such as tikiwiki. These days, having an “Intranet” comes up a lot as a requirement for website projects. It places constituents in individual relationships with you.

Renewing Your Products and Services

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Wikispaces. Many donated and discounted products at TechSoup have services and licenses that are tied to a one-year timeframe. Because of this, we get a lot of phone calls from nonprofits and libraries asking: Does my service expire or shut off after one year? Do I need to request another donation from TechSoup? Worry no more! Caspio Bridge.

Podcamp Session on Social Media Metrics: Thank You Jeremiah

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UPDATE: The presentation slides and wikispace is here. Flickr Photo by whatchamakallit. Thank you! Session Learning Goals. Owyang ). What data?