- Pyramid of nonprofit technology needs
February 4th, 2009
Allan Benamer shares an excellent first part of a two part posting on how nonprofits should have a Maslow’s hierarchy of needs when it comes to implementing technology, starting at the baseline of your organisations mission and climbing up the pyramid of techonology needs. Essential reading for small nonprofits, head over to – Build a Nonprofit’s […]
- Social Innovation Camp video
January 19th, 2009
The 2nd Social Innovation Camp took place in December. Head over to the site to see a 15 minute round up video of the event, meet the people who took part and see the evolving ideas that were developed to help with social change and to help make a difference.
- Information Overload? My name is Laura and I confess, I’m an addict.
October 8th, 2008
Information overload is one area of my work that is a constant. In the past recent weeks, I took some time away from the desk and computer with a pencil and big sheet of paper in hand. I hadn’t intended on blogging about it, but a recent message on one of my social networks prompted […]
- Twitter and Facebook, will they change the way we connect and communicate?
August 16th, 2007
It’s now been around six weeks since I began with Facebook and Twitter to see how it can be used to connect and share with others. I wasn’t really over aware of the full variety of social media available and how it can support and benefit non profit organisations until I played the Social Media […]
- Check out Jing!
August 8th, 2007
Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere. Windows or Mac, easy to use and free! Perfect for screenshots and quick screencasts! Find out more at the JingProject.
- VoiceThread – a great new tool for pictures and voices
July 7th, 2007
Beth Kanter has come up trumps again on her blog and discovery of tools that can help non-profits and others tell their story. VoiceThread is an online tool which you can use for a variety of purposes and is free and enables a slideshow with voice and sound too. It’s amazingly simple to use, and can involve wide participation which makes it so great.
In my circuit rider role, over the last few weeks, I’ve had an increasing number of requests from people looking to do the following: make a tutorial for their volunteers; find a creative way to let others know the work of their organisation, but not wanting to keep up with the maintenance of a blog; provide something real and live for potential funders and supporters to show the work they do, and also a group of young people wanting to collate their knowledge and share a project they’ve been working on together. VoiceThread may be able to help.
- Finally using an RSS reader
July 6th, 2007
Well, practice what you preach. Hmm…taken me a little while on this one. As an information addict who looks at lots of sites and blogs regularly, it was time to pull all my feeds into one place. I’d been using Thunderbird for some, and live bookmarks for others, so it was high time to get my house in order as it were.
So, this morning I spent a while having a play with quite a few options to choose from. Bloglines, which I’ve used a bit in the past, Google reader and others too.
- Article on Google Analytics
June 19th, 2007
A recent shout out by Beth Kanter for experiences for those using Google Analytics in non-profit organisations, led me to write an article as she was looking for case studies for a forthcoming podcast.
- Do you Ubuntu???
May 10th, 2007
This really made me smile. I was sent a link to this on the UK Circuit Riders e-list. Well, I know when I’m fixing machines….why doesn’t an MS install this smoothly. Fabulous to see it and coming from a library. Yep, its a library with a neat little video showing just how easy it is […]