Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Virtual Reality Could Be the Next Big Thing in Charitable Giving | Smart News | Smithsonian

Virtual Reality Could Be the Next Big Thing in Charitable Giving | Smart News | Smithsonian: "Poon reports that activists and filmmakers are experimenting with virtual reality technology with the goal of creating stronger connections between would-be donors and the communities they could help. With the help of state-of-the-art goggles and VR footage from areas with humanitarian crises, writes Poon, people can get a better sense of the devastation brought on by things like poverty, war and natural disasters."



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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NASA Experiments with Drones and a Showy Delivery to a Rural Nonprofit | Nonprofit Quarterly

NASA Experiments with Drones and a Showy Delivery to a Rural Nonprofit | Nonprofit Quarterly: "NPQ has written previously about nonprofits that are experimenting with the use of drones. This story, too, comes with a sense of foreboding derived from the conviction that drones are far more likely to be used against civil society than for it. But personal feelings aside, on Friday, the first FAA-approved drone deliveries were made—in this case, transporting packages of medical supplies to an annual health fair in Wise County, Virginia, which is in the middle of Appalachian coal country."



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Smithsonian launches Kickstarter to 'reboot' Neil Armstrong spacesuit display | collectSPACE

Smithsonian launches Kickstarter to 'reboot' Neil Armstrong spacesuit display | collectSPACE: "July 20, 2015 — The Smithsonian launched its first-ever crowdfunding campaign on Monday (July 20) in an effort to preserve, conserve and display the spacesuit that Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong wore while becoming the first man to walk on the moon.
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On Using What You Have to Resist Buying What You Do Not Need: An IT Fable from the Front Lines | Nonprofit Quarterly

On Using What You Have to Resist Buying What You Do Not Need: An IT Fable from the Front Lines | Nonprofit Quarterly: "he Nonprofit Quarterly has heard any number of stories about nonprofits trying to piece together the right IT infrastructure only to be met with a confusing array of options. Each of the options carries attendant costs beyond the purchase or lease—sometimes up to and including the need to purchase another solution when the one opted for does not fit properly. We liked this story from Trish Tchume of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN), who engaged people within her own network to help get the right fit. In the end, she wound up not only with a system suited to the network’s needs but also a group of people within that network who are ongoing and engaged resources for YNPN as it moves into a more sophisticated digital future."



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Monday, July 20, 2015

Malaysian not-for-profits to get a Google leg up | Digital News Asia

Malaysian not-for-profits to get a Google leg up | Digital News Asia: "GOOGLE Malaysia has launched a programme that it said would enable not-for-profit organisations in the country to better serve their respective causes by making use of some of the company’s tools for free or at “highly discounted” rates.
 
Google Malaysia managing director Sajith Sivanandan said the ‘Google for Nonprofits’ scheme has helped thousands of not-for-profit organisations find new donors and volunteers, and also empowered them to work more efficiently by using Google’s online productivity tools."



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Social Skills: How Associations Use Social Media: Associations Now

Social Skills: How Associations Use Social Media: Associations Now: "We already know that associations are becoming more confident and strategic in how they use social media. But two new studies offer a by-the-numbers look at what they’ve done in the social space in the last year."



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Friday, July 17, 2015

Drones to make delivery debut in Wise - Local News - Tri Cities

Drones to make delivery debut in Wise - Local News - Tri Cities: "WISE, Va.— Eyes from around the world will be watching Wise County on Friday as unmanned aerial vehicles carry medicines to the Remote Area Medical clinic."



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Periscope for Nonprofits: A Quick Guide & Review | Socialbrite

Periscope for Nonprofits: A Quick Guide & Review | Socialbrite:



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How techies can volunteer their skills to help nonprofits - TechRepublic

How techies can volunteer their skills to help nonprofits - TechRepublic:



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The first Periscope star shows the live streaming platform doesn't need Twitter - Digiday

The first Periscope star shows the live streaming platform doesn't need Twitter - Digiday:



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7 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs To Go Mobile - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology

7 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs To Go Mobile - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology: "Here are 7 reasons your nonprofit needs to start thinking about making a serious commitment to mobile."



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How To Build Community & Social Influence With Twitter Lists

How To Build Community & Social Influence With Twitter Lists:



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