March 10, 2011

3 CharityHowTo webinars worth your while

by JD Lasica

  Sign up to turbo-charge your nonprofit’s social media efforts Socialbrite’s John Haydon and I are now regular contributors on CharityHowTo. While Socialbrite offers hundreds of free articles, tutorials and howtos around use of social media for social good, CharityHowTo provides low-cost webinars and training videos to help nonprofits leverage the power of social media and technology. Here’s a rundown … Continue reading

March 2, 2011

New bootcamp: Move the needle for your nonprofit!

by JD Lasica

A detail from the three-hour bootcamp taking place in Miami on April 4.   At Sustainatopia in Miami, take charge of new social technologies for your nonprofit, social enterprise or social cause Today we’re announcing a new bootcamp for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs and other change-makers: Move the Needle! How to Mobilize Your Supporters to Take Action. We’re pretty excited … Continue reading

February 28, 2011

The networked activist: How ‘The Story of Stuff’ went viral

by JD Lasica

The Story of Stuff from JD Lasica on Vimeo.   Filmmaker Annie Leonard offers advice on becoming a network-centric organization At the TechSoup Global Contributors Summit in San Jose on March 15, Annie Leonard, an independent filmmaker in Berkeley, Calif., gave one of the standout talks, discussing how The Story of Stuff — the film and the project — came … Continue reading

February 7, 2011

Why you want to create a Facebook Page, not a Profile, for your nonprofit

by John Haydon

I’ve been chatting with Will Coley lately about nonprofits that violate Facebook’s Terms of Service, sometimes knowingly, by using a Profile to market their cause rather than a Page. Using a Facebook Profile to market your nonprofit on Facebook is not smart, for at least three reasons: You have no way of knowing what people want 1Facebook gives marketers a … Continue reading

January 31, 2011

Better book buying: 10 socially conscious online bookstores

by JD Lasica

Where to find nonprofit, independent & progressive booksellers Most of us in the philanthropic and social good communities face the recurring question: Where should I buy my books — online or in the local community? And: How much more am I willing to pay to buy from an indie publisher or a green publishing house? Let’s begin with offline. For … Continue reading

January 25, 2011

Using PowerPoint to advance your mission

by Guest

Image by Ed Yourdon on Flickr (CC BY SA) Guest post by Deborah Elizabeth Finn Technology for the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector Most days of the week, I tend to think of information technology as morally neutral. But I do find some applications to be irritating or counter-productive – especially as they are often used in the nonprofit/philanthropic sector. PowerPoint falls … Continue reading

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