We just launched our first campaign, 60 Seconds of Light-- an attempt to create an internet-wide video memorial for 9/11 next year. Our hope is to get all vloggers and video content creators to take a break from their regularly scheduled content, and instead upload literally 60 seconds of light. A candle burning. A lighter lit. A glowstick glowing. Anything light filled that they feel honors the memory of those who were lost.
Although it is a year ahead, we are hoping to get popular vloggers to sign-up now and place a graphical link on their site to promote the cause...and hopefully make this the largest memorial ever to commemorate September 11th.
Idealware presented the first in its new Webinar series today on the subject of "Choosing a Blogging Tool." The Webinar was presented by Idealware executive director Laura Quinn and was based on their report on the same topic. The Webinar (and report) talks through the features, prices, pros and c
Pssst... want to see the future? Our friends over at Green Media Toolshed / Netcentric Campaigns are about to launch a powerful new service which harnesses distributed research from a loose network of volunteers. Volunteers are quickly checking and verifying changes in media lists. The lists are an important tool used by folks communicating environmental messages through the media.
According to an article in Editor and Publisher, Michael Rogers was appointed as the first-ever NY Times "Futurist-in-Residence." Given his extensive background in online and new media innovations, his role will likely be to expand the paper's push toward more Web and other interactive operations.
A quick trip through the 100 plus items captured in the NPTECH tag stream since the weekend reveals some excellent advice about nonprofits can use blogging, podcasting, wireless networking, tagging and RSS effectively. You'll find some new thinking as well as some old classics.
The nonprofit blog exchange hosted its fourth event. The event provides an opportunity for nonprofit bloggers to write a post about another nonprofit blogger participating in the event. And, speaking of discovering new nonprofit bloggers, the nonprofit blog exchange blogroll is a great place to discover new nonprofit bloggers such as 79 Grant Writing Resources You Can't Live Without.
George Hotelling Named First Annual Winner of the New $10,000 Pizzigati Prize
San Francisco, CA, September 25, 2006 — Tides Foundation today announced that the inaugural $10,000 Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest will go to George Hotelling for his development work on CitizenSpeak — a free email advocacy service for grassroots organizations.
While the commercial video sharing services are beginning to have a larger nonprofit presence, several nonprofit-focused video sharing projects have recently launched.
The commercial community-based video sharing services like YouTube and Blip.TV are filled with thousands and thousands of videos on all topics. While you are bound to find lots of funny videos, if you do a little creative searching, you'll discover videos on serious topics created by nonprofits.
We had a great, but busy week and weekend. We had our 1st meeting of the new Members of the Board... which was a weekend meeting. We took tours and ate... met in the morning, then ate... met in the afternoon, then ate... took more tours, then had dinner... Got up the next morning and started over! I'm exhausted again just thinking about it.
The overall wall we kept running into was the funraising aspect. Some of the people kept thinking about bowl-a-thons and bake sales, and where those are very profitable for schools or youth groups, they are not condusive for our needs and a monthly budget of $45,000.
I was a software engineer for 17 years and then I spent the last 10 years trying to coach teams, networks, communities and groups to work better together. I decided to analyse all the most common mistakes I saw (and I made) and encapsulate the learning in a software tool for group collaboration. It's called Swarmteams.
Along the way I studied biological groups and teams (think ants, bees, geese and dolphins) for 2 years and wrote the bioteams blog.