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  • Forum Reply: Re: Help with TechSoup's "Tech Beginner's Guide"

    This tip would be internet related: I think the first thing anyone starting out on the internet should know is that any move you make on the internet is traceable (not necessarily personally identifiable though) and anything you post on a social media site can show up on hundreds of other sites as well...
  • Forum Thread: Should you be able to set tweets to self-destruct?

    By Melissa Ford for Blogher : People delete their tweets all the time, so Twitter is hardly a bastion of permanence. But what if you could schedule your tweets to disappear? Post them knowing that no one would be able to find them a set amount of time later? A former Twitter engineer has created an...
  • Forum Thread: Internet AUP and enforcement

    We are a small org of about 40 employees total, however we have been struggling with an ever-increasing problem of employees taking productivity time to browse the net. Although we have been very vocal about this issue in staff meetings, the problem continues and now we are looking at invoking monitoring...
  • Forum Thread: When employees revolt on Twitter

    There has been a Twitter Uprising at Mozilla . After the appointment of Brendan Eich as CEO of the software community, scores of employees made their feelings known on Twitter about his decision to donate $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8 ballot banning gay marriage in 2008. Here's an article...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Non-Profit RFP Bid Sites

    Have you considered announcing your RFP on the RFP Database ? It is free for you to join, and free for you to announce your RFP. There are over 50,000 members registered in the system (as of Aug 2009) and many of them would be interested in your project. I would also recommend checking out my blog...
  • Forum Thread: Should Teachers Friend Students on Facebook?

    weareteachers.com polled Facebook audience to see what the most popular policy is for networking with students. Here's what they had to say: 47% said they do friend students, but only after graduation (some say high school graduation, others college). 24% said they never, ever accept friend...
  • Forum Thread: Social media policy example from UK government

    The Government Communications network in the United Kingdom has released guidance on propriety in using social media in government. The guidelines note: When using official social media accounts such as Twitter, government communicators may use more informal language than for other channels. However...
  • Forum Thread: Hidden Costs of Adopting New IT Tools & Practices

    In his blog entry " Whether To Adopt ", Howard Sherman - until just recently the head of the American Theatre Wing (the organization that produces the Tony Awards every year), and my former boss (a title he will always hold) - talks about nonprofit arts organization's use of emerging technologies...
  • Forum Thread: Fireable Tweets

    This article from Inside Higher Ed was published just two days t he Justine Sacco fiasco ; it's about how the Board of Regents of the University of Kansas adopted rules under which faculty members and other employees can be fired for "improper use of social media," and how some parts of...
  • Forum Thread: Manager, Digital (Content Distribution), Pew Charitable Trusts - Washington, DC

    Manager, Digital (Content Distribution) The Pew Charitable Trusts - Washington, DC The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic...
  • Forum Thread: Share Our Strength is hiring an Online Community Director in Washington, DC

    Organizational Overview : Share Our Strength is a national organization working to make sure no child in America grows up hungry. Share Our Strength weaves together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children facing hunger and ensure they have nutritious food where they live...
  • Forum Thread: St. Louis, MO - Development Associate with strong Social Media skills

    The National Center for Parents as Teachers has an immediate opening for a full-time Development Associate to manage donor communications and establish and maintain online social networking communities. This position reports directly to the Resource Development Manager and works closely with the Communications...
  • Forum Thread: UNDP seeking Drupal Developer (location: anywhere, deadline: 10 May)

    The UNDP Oslo Governanc Centre seeks a drupal developer to integrate web 2.0 features into an existing site. The Governance Assessment Portal (GAP, www.gaportal.org) is a global hub for knowledge and practice on governance assessments, and provides a one-stop-shop on governance assessment materials...
  • Forum Thread: Green media non-profit seeks marketing & social media intern (SF mission /potrero district)

    Green21 is a media project for public television and online media, focusing on sustainability and climate change. We’re looking for a marketing and social media intern who is: organized, self-motivated and good at following through good writer and proof-reader and able to work with a team...
  • Forum Thread: TechSoup Global is looking for a Social Media Manager (San Francisco, CA)!

    TechSoup is seeking an experienced Social Media manager with a passion for innovation and a dedication to responsiveness to support our online community and social media team. Go here to see the full listing and details on applying: http://bit.ly/srMsXD
  • Forum Thread: AmeriCorps*VISTA/CTC VISTA Position/Portland, ME: Social Media Research & Development Coordinator

    AmeriCorps*VISTA/CTC VISTA Position/Portland, ME: Social Media Research & Development Coordinator ABOUT THE AMERICORPS*VISTA PROGRAM This is an AmeriCorps*VISTA position. The CTC VISTA Project builds the capacity of nonprofit organizations that use media and technology to strengthen communities...
  • Forum Thread: Web Developer - Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (Los Angeles Area)

    The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced Web Developer to join our team. This position is on a pro bono basis. It is a great way to join the IFFLA team and develop a diverse body of work. You will have the opportunity to take ownership over new...
  • Forum Thread: TechSoup is looking for an Online Community Coordinator (Location: San Francisco, CA)

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  • Forum Reply: Re: Opportunity: Host a networking activity at NTC (& TechSoup picks up the tab)

    Hey all! great ideas! here's the proposal that i sent... http://www.slideshare.net/karitas/10ntc-activity-proposal good luck to you all, and i hope to see you at #10NTC!! Kara Carrell
  • Forum Thread: December Net2 Think Tank: Share your 2010 Reflections

    Hard to believe it's nearing the end of 2010. When you look back at the world of innovation and social benefit this year, what are the key things that come to mind? Share your reflections with the NetSquared and TechSoup community. Here's how it works: Post your response here and tag...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Opportunity: Host a networking activity at NTC (& TechSoup picks up the tab)

    Ever done a mindmap? It's a great brainstorming tool. We could have a mindmap projected onto a screen with a central topic, such as "Increasing use of IT in non-profits" or "Finding/Using free/low cost resources at non-profits" or "How nonprofits could use augmented reality"...
  • Forum Thread: Share your Twitter lists?

    I find other people's Twitter lists really helpful: I find people and organizations to follow that I wouldn't have otherwise, that can help me in my work with nonprofits and government agencies. I also sometimes discover areas of work and study that I didn't know existed. I cannot follow...
  • Forum Thread: Online Community Unconference June 10th, Mountain View, California

    Next week, I'll be attending The Online Community Unconference (OCU) , along with my TechSoup community colleague, Susan Tenby. The event description and registration details from my blog entry about it are below. If you're attending, please respond to my post and let us know you are coming...
  • Forum Thread: Facebook Regret

    In 2011, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University published " I Regretted the Minute I Pressed Share ," about regrets around Facebook use. NPR felt that it would be good to revisit this research, per the recent case of Justin Carter, the Texas teen who's been jailed near San Antonio since...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Wisdom 2.0: Staying Mindful Amidst Technology Overload

    Just wanted to mention that since the conference, participants have kept an active conversation going about mindfulness and technology on Twitter. You can follow the #wisdom2conf hashtag on Twitter to stay connected to the conversation and add your voice to the mix. Best, Megan