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Your Nonprofit Tech Checklist

Your Nonprofit Tech Checklist
At the end of the Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits is a nine-page “Nonprofit Tech Checklist” which I have copied and pasted below. Each item on the list is discussed in the book and some items won’t make sense unless you have read the book, but most will. I hope you find it useful. That was my number one priority when writing the book… to create a comprehensive, useful social and mobile media how-to guide for nonprofits. Oh, and the book tour thus far has raised more than $14,000 for nonprofits. The IRS is still trying to wrap it’s head around that one… a book tour fundraiser. Getting Started: Organization and Planning Web 1.0 :: The Broadcast Web 1) Website 2) e-Newsletter 3) “Donate Now” Fundraising Web 2.0 :: The Social Web 1) Facebook Create a Facebook Page.Design custom tabs.Find your Facebook voice.Find and monitor your Facebook Community Page, if applicable.Claim your Facebook Places Page, if applicable. 2) Twitter 3) YouTube 4) Flickr 5) LinkedIn 7) Blogging Related:  Web2.0

Démocratiser l'économie Que devient l’économie sociale et solidaire dans la campagne présidentielle ? On en parle peu, pourtant les programmes des candidats y font référence. Voici le point de vue de Guillaume Légaut, ancien délégué général du Conseil des entreprises, employeurs et groupements de l’économie sociale (CEGES), qui a adressé ce texte le 16 février au blog "Classe contre classe". En attendant d’autres contributions. « Remettre l’économie au service des personnes » : bien des candidats à l’élection présidentielle ont subitement ces mots à la bouche alors qu’approche le vote des citoyens. Il est vrai que l’économie sociale et solidaire représente une part significative de l’emploi et de l’activité économique en France. Les signes de reconnaissance adressés par les candidats sont sympathiques mais ne suffisent pas. A lire pendant la campagne présidentielle L’économie sociale et solidaire ne prétend pas avoir une réponse idéale. Commençons par sécuriser le développement des entreprises de personnes.

Four reasons for blogging Even though blogging is becoming more and more popular among scientists and researchers, I still notice some doubts and hesitation among my peers when it comes to blogging. Some people react by saying "Who am I to speak up?", some think it is an (innocent) waste of time on the internet, others think of it as shameless self-promotion. Over the past nine years, I've been having blogs here and there, but I never really made a solid habit out of blogging and I always ended up discontented with my own writing and deleting posts and even entire blogs - until this blog which is now a little over one year old. 1. A main motivator for writing posts here, is self-reflection. 2. I've added additional pages to this blog, so I can keep track of the presentations I've given and the papers I've written so far. 3. I have the habit of writing an entire paragraph in a paper, and then simply select and delete it because I'm not satisfied with it, only to find myself staring at a blank screen again. 4. 5.

Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits Alec Ross, conseiller d'Hillary Clinton: "le crowdsourcing, un outil de développement" Youphil: Une de vos idées phares depuis que vous êtes au Département d'Etat est d’utiliser le "crowdsourcing" pour répondre aux défis du développement. Alec Ross: Toutes les solutions n’émanent pas forcément de gens qui ont fait des études et portent des chemises blanches et des cravates rouges. Parfois, la sagesse de la foule peut-être plus grande que celle d’un expert. Par exemple, nous avons crée un concours, Apps for Africa, où on a demandé aux citoyens d’Afrique de l’Est – Ouganda, Tanzanie, Kenya - d’identifier des défis sociétaux auxquels ils devaient faire face. Puis nous avons trouvé des développeurs web en Afrique de l’Est et leur avons demandé de construire des technologies qui pourraient y répondre. Ce n’est pas quelque chose que nous aurions pu concevoir à la Maison Blanche! La technologie est-elle plus qu’un simple outil pour le développement? Oui, c'est plus qu'un outil. Le Printemps Arabe a du conforter l’importance que vous apportez aux médias sociaux.

Why you don’t have to miss the ICT in Education articles even if you’re too busy to read them If you’re too busy to read the articles on the ICT in Education website, you can listen to them instead. Thanks to a neat little widget from Odiogo, each article has a “Listen Now” button at the top of it. Click that, and you will be able to listen to the article read out to you. Too busy to read? The good news here is that you can subscribe to the articles as a podcast. A slightly disconcerting aspect of this approach is that the podcast is listed under the title “Articles”. So is the quality of the reading any good? As it happens, the listening option has been on the website for a long time, but I haven’t drawn attention to it for a long time either. There is a limitation, which is that it seems that only the most recent ten articles are listenable to.

Porky Hefer's Cozy Human Nests Hang From the Treetops! Cape Town, South Africa-based Porky Hefer has created an incredible series of cozy nests for humans that can be perched high up in the trees! The amazing woven nests are handmade from natural materials and are inspired examples of biomimicry that emulate the building techniques of weaver birds. Click through our gallery to check out a collection of these cozy pods and dream of what it would feel like to be a bird! Porky Hefer has been working as a creative consultant since 2007. His human nests are specially designed for each customer, context and needs. Weaved in collaboration with Mthobeli Aaron Bakana, this gorgeous nest hangs from a tree and has enough space for two adults. Beautiful, organic, and light on the earth, Porky Hefer´s Nests are great sustainable spaces in which to retreat from the world – alone or with somebody else! + Porky Hefer Via Treehugger Photos © Porky Hefer

Hackers et ONG : la difficile rencontre La médiatisation récente des hacktivistes, notamment avec les coups d'éclat d'Anonymous et l'implication de nombreux hackers dans les révolutions arabes, a fait émerger la question de leurs relations avec les ONG. Beaucoup de hackers et d'ONG se battent pour les mêmes idées, mais avec des outils différents. L'agence Limite a eu la bonne idée de les réunir mercredi, lors d'une conférence de la Social Media Week , pour entamer la réflexion autour de cette question, encore peu traitée. Concrètement, où en est-on ? Pas très loin... Issus de deux cultures différentes, ces deux mondes ont du mal à communiquer. D'un côté, les ONG : ce sont de véritables institutions avec un sens traditionnel du militantisme, l'habitude d'actions IRL ou, plus précisément, AFK . De l'autre, les hacktivistes : il s'agit d'un mouvement plus jeune, souvent issu d'une génération plus axée vers l'engagement individuel et ponctuel. De nombreux points communs Et pourtant, la rencontre reste difficile. - La peur.

Parenting & Social Media Part 2 — What Every Parent Should Know about Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and More As a parent, do you ever feel like your teen or young adult children are speaking a completely different language when they start talking about Facebook or Twitter? Have you any idea what they are “blogging” about? As if text message abbreviations aren’t bad enough, now there’s even more on the internet for your kids to get into. I started using social networking sites, generally known as social media, several years ago on a personal level. To help equip you to guide your kids through the social media maze, here are a few of my basic Social Media Cool Mom tips. This tip is the key to all the rest. Ideally, you should be involved BEFORE your kids are signed up for any social media service, but even if they beat you to it, there is still much they can learn from you about mature and responsible online communication. Privacy settings are the key to wise use of Facebook. Also, be aware that each time you post a new item to your timeline, you can control how pubic the individual post is.

Ten Nonprofit Funding Models For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider" or "the razor and the razor blade"—as a shorthand way to describe and understand the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives, to their detriment, are not as explicit about their funding models and have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now. Money is a constant topic of conversation among nonprofit leaders: How much do we need? Where can we find it? Why isn’t there more of it? In tough economic times, these types of questions become more frequent and pressing. There are consequences to this financial fuzziness. In the for-profit world, by contrast, there is a much higher degree of clarity on financial issues. The value of such shorthand is that it allows business leaders to articulate quickly and clearly how they will succeed in the marketplace, and it allows investors to quiz executives more easily about how they intend to make money. Duke University business professor J.

Quand nos comportements déroutent les économistes Recensé : Gilles Saint-Paul, The Tyranny of Utility. Behavioral Social Science and the Rise of Paternalism, Princeton, 2011. 174 p., $39, 50. Avec son ouvrage The Tyranny of Utility, Gilles Saint-Paul, professeur d’économie et membre de l’école d’économie de Toulouse, propose une mise en perspective originale des développements les plus récents de l’économie comportementale (behavioral economics) en les associant à la montée des mesures paternalistes prises par les pouvoirs publics aux États-Unis et en Europe. Ces mesures visent à réguler de manière plus ou moins intrusive et coercitive les choix individuels, dans le but avoué de faire en sorte que les individus agissent dans leur propre intérêt. La chute de l’homo economicus Comme l’indique Saint-Paul, la science économique était jusqu’à encore récemment le dernier refuge de la conception rationaliste de l’individu héritée des philosophes des Lumières. La montée du paternalisme Un argument philosophique Pour citer cet article : Nota bene :

Mr. Kremer's Blog 10 Most Endangered Forests on Earth In 2011′s International year of the forest, less than 11% of forest remains in some hotspots. Photo: CI/Haroldo Castro 2011 is the International Year of the Forest and never before have they been in more danger, or more essential. The 10 forest hotspots most threatened have already lost 90% of their habitat but are home to 1,500 plant species found nowhere else in the world. 10. Photo: Robin Moore/iLCP This area goes runs Saudi Arabia in the North to Zimbabwe in the south. 9. Photo: Christine Mittermeier/iLCP This incredible picture shows the devastation that wholesale logging wreaks on forests. 8. Photo: Robin Moore/iLCP The small forests that make up this area have a lot of biodiversity. 7. Photo: William Crosse It will be a surprise to many that an area in the States is on the top 10 threatened list because we think that a developed world is more likely to take care of its natural treasures, but unfortunately that does not always happen. 6. Photo: CI/Piotr Naskrecki 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

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