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Nonprofit Tech 2.0 iPhone App :: Version 2.0!

September 30, 2010
Using SwebApps.com, I quickly threw together and launched an iPhone App for Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in the fall of 2009. Once it was available in iTunes, I quickly moved on to other tasks and quite honesty, paid no attention to it for almost a year. Then when searching for “nonprofit” Apps in iTunes last month, I was surprised to...

HOW TO: Launch a Broadcast “TV” Channel for Your Nonprofit

September 20, 2010
Websites like Ustream.tv and Justin.tv allow individuals and brands to launch their own Web-based “TV” channels. Currently, these channels can not easily be viewed on the digital TV sets in our living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms, but it’s just a matter of time. Think about that for a second. Nonprofits will soon be broadcasting their own live TV programs...

10 Essential Tools for the Nonprofit New Media Manager on the Go

September 14, 2010
9/20 Update: Make that 11 Essential Tools. Nonprofits should also be using Ustream for live-streaming while on location! The advent of the Mobile Web is slowly starting to permeate and transform nonprofit communications. Just like social media transformed the nonprofit sector and how it communicates with its supporters, so will the Mobile Web (even more so). The best new...

Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary!

August 29, 2010
One year ago today Nonprofit Tech 2.0 published its first blog post. At the time I was a skeptical blogger. I had low expectations for Nonprofit Tech 2.0. I would have been happy with couple hundred visitors a week, but a year later Nonprofit Tech 2.0 just surpassed 254,000 visitors. I didn’t see that coming at all. In fact,...

HOW TO: Add Your Nonprofit to Facebook Places and Claim Your New Places Page

August 23, 2010
UPDATE :: After you verify your business/nonprofit, you are asked to merge your Official Page with your Places Page. I have sneaking suspicion that the merged example in this blog post is a glimpse of the new Pages that are launching this week. Hold off on #6 below until further notice. Many nonprofit communicators are now aware that Facebook...

Five Business Tech Blogs That Nonprofits Should Read

August 11, 2010
While there are many great nonprofit bloggers, nonprofits that are utilizing social media and mobile technology should also be reading the five blogs listed below. Although they are primarily written for the private sector, their writers seemingly have direct communication with companies like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, etc. and often provide some of the best inside information about crucial updates...

Social Networking Communities Are Migrant Communities

July 28, 2010
Social networking communities are migrant communities. They move with you to The Next Big Thing i.e., from MySpace to Facebook to Twitter to Foursquare. Social media skeptics often say that it’s a waste of time to utilize social networking sites because they are here today, and then gone tomorrow. While it is definitely true these sites could be here...

10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations

July 20, 2010
There are now over 143 million blogs on the Internet and when I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in September of 2009, I had very low expectations. I wasn’t convinced at all that the world needed another blogger. But within a few months it was clear that blogging was the missing piece in my online communications strategy. 80% of my ROI (Return...

Five Reasons Why Nonprofit Communicators Need Smartphones

July 13, 2010
One in five Americans now access the Mobile Web daily. Smartphones are transforming the Internet and how individuals access the Web. This means nonprofits and their web communication strategies need to transform as well. Desktop and laptop computers have become essential tools for nonprofit communicators over the last decade, and now we are entering the era of smartphones –...