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The Technology Place For Nonprofits

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Post your site’s URL (web address) to popular web directories including Open Directory Project (ODP), Yahoo!, and LookSmart. Also post your URL to online reference, e.g., Wikipedia, industry-specific expert sites, blogs, etc. Publicize your site to everyone with whom you communicate. Add your site’s URL, e.g., www.googleguide.com, to every piece of communication you initiate. The TechSoup (The Technology Place for Nonprofits) article, Publicizing Your Web Site: Getting the message out there, recommends that “your Web address should be listed everywhere that your phone/fax number and mailing address,” e.g., market research, surveys and trends
Improving your site's PageRank
Post your site’s URL (web address) to popular web directories including Open Directory Project (ODP), Yahoo!, and LookSmart. Also post your URL to online reference, e.g., Wikipedia, industry-specific expert sites, blogs, etc. Publicize your site to everyone with whom you communicate. Add your site’s URL, e.g., www.googleguide.com, to every piece of communication you initiate. The TechSoup (The Technology Place for Nonprofits) article, Publicizing Your Web Site: Getting the message out there , recommends that “your Web address should be listed everywhere that your phone/fax number and mailing address,” e.g., Business cards ... market research, surveys and trends

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TechSoup.org - The Technology Place for Nonprofits
TechSoup Stock is an online product donation service that connects nonprofits with technology product donations from more than twenty-five leading corporate and nonprofit technology partners. As a nonprofit organization ourselves, our mission is to help other organizations further their programmatic goals through the intelligent use of technology. To find out more about us, see About Us . TechSoup Stock distributes donated and deeply discounted technology products to eligible nonprofits and public libraries in a supportive, educational environment. Our administrative fees are low — typically 4 to 20 percent of retail ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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million users; this year the number has skyrocketed to 32 million users. ... Only 1.2 percent of nonprofits had received more than. $10000+ through Facebook. However, these numbers are ... Tech Soup: The Technology Place for Nonprofits ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Cleveland software firm holding 'tech camp' to help nonprofits with websites
LeanDog software Chief Executive Officer Jon Stahl works inside the bar area of the former Hornblower's restaurant in Cleveland. His company is inviting technology professionals to camp out during a July weekend and donate their time to work on websites for local nonprofits. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Every day, someone peers into the old Hornblower's on the water near Burke Lakefront Airport and asks if it's still a restaurant. No. The casually dressed men and women inside the boat are serving up something entirely different. They work for LeanDog, a quirky band of software developers who often open their floating office ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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Excerpt below taken from Tech Soup.org – the Technology Place for Nonprofits http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/techplan/page4760.cfm ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
City of Seattle IT Indicators Project - NPO Results
In order to learn more about the information technology usage and needs of non-profit organizations, the City of Seattle Department of Information Technology, in conjunction with King County's Community Services Division and NPower, distributed a survey to approximately 700 organizations. As a part of the City's Information Technology Indicators Project, this survey was designed to guide the City, the County, and other funders in offering technology assistance to non-profits. The preliminary results of the survey are presented here. Methodology King County mailed their surveys to human service providers in King ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Michigan State University Libraries - Grants for Nonprofits ...
A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to computer technology. Google Offering Free Software to Nonprofit Groups By Nicole Wallace Google has announced that it is making the educational version of its Google Apps product available free to nonprofit organizations in the United States. The collection of communication and collaboration tools includes e-mail and calendar programs, Internet-based telephone and text-messaging services, and word-processing, spreadsheet, and Web-publishing applications. The programs � and the data contained within them ...
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My overlord has fallen in love with SecondLife, and wants our organization to build a presence there. How can I convince her that this is a dumb idea? Or is it not a dumb idea? My boss thinks it's really great (although she doesn't have a SecondLife account, has not wandered around in there, etc), but she's heard the buzz and thinks we should try it. (We're a nonprofit with an older supporter base.) She thinks this would be a way to get Teh! Kidz! interested in our work and our cause. I think this is a bad idea. Our own computers don't have the horsepower to use SL, the site itself is blocked by our IT ...