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Your Nonprofit Technology Community

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This is where I will be organizing and keeping information and resources about organizations, movements, and campaigns that aim to help earth, nature, and peoples. I suppose there cannot be too many worthy causes or ever enough done to help earth, nature, and people. So here I am opening this lens to keep track of and share old favorites or new finds. I will post links, pictures, and articles about a wide, diverse range of creative earth, nature, and people helping campaigns, movements, and organizations. This lens will cut across many category and topic boundaries, from preserving the rain forests, to saving endangered species, ...
(OCR) technology that allows computers to read virtually all printed text. In 1989, Fruchterman founded Arkenstone, a nonprofit social enterprise that produced reading machines for people with visual disabilities based on the Calera technology. In 1989, Fruchterman also cofounded RAF Technology, Inc. , a postal OCR technology company. Arkenstone’s business assets and name were sold to for-profit Freedom Scientific in April of 2000 and the nonprofit changed its name to Benetech , which is now based in Palo Alto , California. Fruchterman has been President and CEO of Benetech since its founding. Benetech is a non-profit ...
7 keys to effective branding in a social media world
As the nonprofit landscape gets increasingly complex, money and attention are tougher than ever to get. And, because your org is discussed on infinite communications channels, it’s more important than ever to brand your organization, programs, and campaigns. When you do so – conveying credibility and value in a way that’s easy to remember and repeat – you’ll build long-lasting relationships with donors, volunteers, members, the media, clients and more. But it’s more challenging than ever in our 2.0 world. Here are seven keys to effective branding in a social media world: 1. What a nonprofit ... market research, surveys and trends
bookmarks for january 23rd through january 27th
One of the greatest indicators of whether or not I end up being a long time user of certain piece of software is PERSISTENCE.  Is this piece of software accessible everywhere I want to be? These are the places I spend my time, and these are the places I need to access my apps Example 1: Evernote They’ve got a web app, an iphone app, a blackberry app, a bookmarklet to clip content from the browser (firefox & safari), and desktop apps for mac and windows.  They are covered from almost every angle, and for those moments in between I can still send in notes via email. Example 2: Posterous For Posterous, publishing directly ... market research, surveys and trends


is a project of Green Media Toolshed and NTEN: Your Nonprofit Technology Community. About the Strategy .... where more than 30 million cell phone users send ... opting in during your calls to action, and what percent ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
NPTech Community | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network
The second annual Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report, a joint project of Common Knowledge, thePort, and NTEN, has hard data and insights on the trends surrounding social networking technology as part of nonprofit organizations' marketing, communications, fundraising, and program services. As it turns out, Facebook and Twitter really do count as work. That's right: the survey found that 86% of nonprofits have a presence on Facebook, and 60% are on Twitter, increased percentages over 2009 for both commercial social networks. > Get the Full Report (for free) We conduct an annual Community Survey to find out more ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Panera Co. to open more pay-what-you-wish eateries
CLAYTON, Mo. — As the first crowd of customers filed into Panera Co.'s nonprofit restaurant here, only the honor system kept them from taking all the food they wanted for free. Ronald Shaich, Panera's chairman, admitted as he watched them line up that he had no idea if his experiment would work. The idea for Panera's first nonprofit restaurant was to open an eatery where people paid what they could. The richer could pay full price — or extra. The poorer could get a cheap or even free meal. A month later, the verdict is in: It turns out people are basically good. Panera, which operates 1,400 ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
In these appeals from defendant's entry of a no contest plea and the trial court's subsequent revocation of his probation, defendant claims that the probation conditions previously imposed upon him pursuant to a plea bargain are invalid. [ 1 ] We conclude that as part of his plea defendant knowingly, voluntarily, and expressly waived his right to seek review of the probation conditions, and therefore dismiss the appeals. Defendant was charged in a sequence of separate cases, which were consolidated before he entered his plea. The offenses with which defendant was charged occurred during a series of incidents associated ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


DNS Health Checklist - Your Nonprofit Technology Community | NTEN
Cymru-300x253.jpg Logo_ORG_CMYK.jpg. DNS Health Checklist. 1. How many authoritative name servers for your zone(s) do you have? Two is the de facto minimum, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Community Technology Nonprofit Resources - City of Seattle
Neighborhood and community groups can set up an e-mail discussion list (also called a listserv) for free through the City. A discussion list is an online community of people who discuss a specific topic or topics using e-mail. List members join the discussion by subscribing (for free) to the list. Every person who subscribes to the list will receive any e-mail sent to the list. This is a great way to have community discussions or to send out broadcast messages and announcements. A discussion list is one way for community ... 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 ...
Google Answers: Nonprofit Tech Grants for an Apple Shop
We are an HIV medical research nonprofit that seeks and identifies promising HIV therapies that are not of interest to pharmaceutical comapianies (we can do this because we are driven by mission, not by markets). We currently employee just under 20 people, in a Macintosh technology envrionment. Because we want donor dollars to serve our mission, we have neglected our technology infrastructure, but could update the entire workplace with Emacs and two servers for under $20,000. We have located several foundations and operations that fund technology for operations. Most are for PC environments. Our minimimal needs are for one ...
How does your nonprofit deal with the issue of connecting contact ...
I've worked for a number of nonprofits and have been talking to colleagues at some local nonprofits near me. Contact management and email blasting are done by just about every nonprofit to some extent or another. On the low end, many still just use Excel or Outlook to manage contacts, and something like Constant Contact to send email blasts. Some larger nonprofits I know use Raiser's Edge to manage their contacts and when the time comes to do an email blast, they export an excel list out to Constant Contact (note that Raiser's Edge is the "main" contact management interface; lists in Constant Contact are treated ...