Friday, February 01, 2008

Home - ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership

Some interesting discussion for ASAE Tech Conference and the ASAE wiki.

Home - ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership: "The difference between professional and personal uses of Facebook

Started using Facebook in college for social purposes, uploaded messages, pictures, events, sorority fundraising. Has since invaded professional life

Personal Facebook page was too personal. When business colleagues started adding as friend it became clear that is was not a good mix. Created second Facebook account for business networking purposes."

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Virtual Worlds, Nonprofit Realities "Nonprofits are piling into the virtual world of Second Live and similar online venues. What might seem to many as simply “role-playing games” or RPGs, Second Life and its ilk are becoming increasingly real life environments, with financial benefits and consequences, for players and nonprofits. A recent Wall Street Journal article detailed a run on the virtual banks in Second Life costing the players—or their avatars—real money. Nothing virtual about that."

Demo 2008: Good2Gether Uses Social Technology to Help Nonprofits | Epicenter from

Demo 2008: Good2Gether Uses Social Technology to Help Nonprofits | Epicenter from "Founder Gregory McHale came up with the idea for Good2Gether while looking up information on Hurricane Katrina. He thought that the newspaper reports detailing the chaos would be more useful if they included links to appropriate nonprofits who were working to solve the crisis. He created a widget which scans the text of an article and finds relevant nonprofits, then targets the results to the reader's geographic location (based on IP address), so that the reader has easy access to nonprofits in his or her local community."

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Acronym: Items to Note

Acronym: Items to Note: "This week is the 2008 Association Technology Conference and Expo. As a guest blogger for the conference, I thought it might be nice to share one of my tips for getting the most out of conferences such as this upcoming one. It’s probably not much of a surprising tip, but it’s one I don’t see people doing as much as you’d think."

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 / Home UK / UK - Give and tech / Home UK / UK - Give and tech: "Give and tech

By Emily Stokes

Published: January 26 2008 02:00 | Last updated: January 26 2008 02:00

In the world of Venture Philanthropy, charity begins globally and, more often than not, online. As Salvatore LaSpada, chief executive of the UK-based Institute for Philanthropy, told the FT last month, young people who have created significant amounts of wealth very rapidly are taking the same 'boundary-crossing drive into their philanthropy'. This is at the base of the 'new philanthropy', which is perceived to be more ambitious and more business-like."