Friday, September 28, 2007
YouTube Debuts Nonprofit Program: "Organizations Can Now Apply for a Designated Nonprofit Channel and Collect Donations Through Google Checkout for Non-Profits SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) - Hundreds of nonprofits currently leverage YouTube, the leader in online video, to raise awareness of their causes. Today at the Clinton Global Initiative, YouTube announced the YouTube Nonprofit Program, a way to make it even easier for people to find, watch and engage with nonprofit video content on the site."
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Do Small Nonprofits in California Use Technology Successfully? :: PNNOnline ::: "Do Small Nonprofits in California Use Technology Successfully? Posted by: USF on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Topic Special Features A new study from the University of San Francisco’s Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management (INOM) shows that small grassroots nonprofits across California understand the important role technology can play in helping them succeed, but they vary widely in their success implementing it. One surprising finding was that few of the small nonprofits surveyed take advantage of free or discounted technical assistance. Although there is an entire network of groups that provide free or low-cost technical assistance, very few of the organizations knew about them or used them."
Buy a Laptop for a Child, Get Another Laptop Free - New York Times: "nd he is reaching out to the public to try to give the laptop campaign a boost. The marketing program, to be announced today, is called “Give 1 Get 1,” in which Americans and Canadians can buy two laptops for $399. One of the machines will be given to a child in a developing nation, and the other one will be shipped to the purchaser by Christmas. The donated computer is a tax-deductible charitable contribution. The program will run for two weeks, with orders accepted from Nov. 12 to Nov. 26."
Worship Goes Big-Screen and Hi-Fi, With Direct-Deposit Tithing - washingtonpost.com: "Thanks to technology, Twitchell added, even the old practice of writing a check or slipping cash into an envelope and dropping it into the tithing bowl is disappearing. 'These churches use direct deposit, so there is none of that reaching into your pocket to get your money out,' he said."
Creative Commons: Part of the solution? Or simply more copyright woes? | Media Sphere - Josh Wolf blogs about the new information age - CNET Blogs
Creative Commons: Part of the solution? Or simply more copyright woes? | Media Sphere - Josh Wolf blogs about the new information age - CNET Blogs: "When Creative Commons first surfaced, it was heralded as a means to share media without being ensnared by the complications accompanying traditional copyright. With six different licenses available, media creators were provided the opportunity to dial in the exact rights they wanted. Or at least that was the plan. In reality this bevy of choices has led to significant confusion and as CNN reports, 16 year-old Alison Chang recently learned her picture is being used for a Virgin Mobile ad campaign in Australia. She didn't give her permission, and it appears that the ads exploit confusion around Creative Commons."
Monday, September 24, 2007
IT Conversations: Beth Kanter: "On this episode of Interviews with Innovators, Beth Kanter describes the strategies she uses to teach digital immigrants in non-profit organizations how to use Web 2.0 strategies to communicate and collaborate more effectively."
The Larger Challenge (and Opportunity) for One Laptop Per Child - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog
The Larger Challenge (and Opportunity) for One Laptop Per Child - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog: "The One Laptop Per Child project is starting a “Give 1 Get 1″ campaign to try to jumpstart its drive to bring computers to children in the developing world. As its name suggests, the marketing campaign combines philanthropy with geeky self-interest — give one of the innovative laptops to a child in a poorer nation, and you get to lay your hands on one yourself."
The NonProfitTimes - eNewsletter: "Dot What? Thieves Waiting For Nonprofit Domain Names By Marla E. Nobles In the days after a disaster, the majority of the staff at the American Red Cross (ARC) is working feverishly to mobilize assistance and supplies to the affected areas. Meanwhile, cyber-squatters are busy ramping up as well, working equally as feverishly to profit from the charity's tied-up status and the typical enormous influx of donations."
The Daily Bruin - Philanthropic causes capitalize on Facebook’s resources, users’ contributions: "Marathons for breast cancer research are successful largely because they often encourage donations from friends of the participant who might not have otherwise contributed, and now this same connection between friends is being used to encourage donations over the Internet. New Facebook applications – or add-on programs – like Causes and ripple (spelled in all lowercase) allow users to show support for different charitable efforts on their profile and donate online. Causes is one of the most popular of these applications. The application allows anyone to create a cause and choose a nonprofit organization that users of that cause can donate to. Causes exist for a variety of organizations, from animal protection to political campaigns."