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Online Video: An Interview Revealing Best Practices and Trends

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Tim Treanor, Chairman and CEO at Online Video Service, a firm that specializes in video content management for nonprofits.

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  Topics: Online Advocacy, Video, Technology

Second Life: Debunking Myths, Identifying Opportunities

As if the hustle and bustle of real life weren't enough, the booming popularity of Linden Labs's online virtual world phenomenon, Second Life has provided yet another way to put off that big project just a few more hours. 

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  Topics: Social Networking, Online Advocacy, Technology

Grantmakers Dive Into Web 2.0

If Web 2.0 was a local swimming pool, nonprofits would be the older kids hanging out by the diving boards while grantmakers still paddled around the shallow end.  Increasingly, however, grantmakers are swimming towards the deep end of Web 2.0, using social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, online video, and text messaging to accomplish their own goals.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Technology, Trends

NPower Greater DC Region Technology Innovation Award

If your nonprofit is a 501(c)3  and meets some other basic criteria, you can apply for a an Innovation Award and win up to $43,000 in cash, technologoy consulting, hardware and software.  Accenture and NPower Greater DC Region have teamed up to provide this exciting opportunity.  Don't miss the Septemeber 7th, deadline.  Apply today and learn more here.

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Get a Google Earth Pro License for Free!

Google's new Google Earth Pro outreach grant is an important step toward bringing mapping technology to the nonprofit world. Visit Google to learn more: http://earth.google.com/outreach/program_details.html

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Building a Successful Internet Presence

NPTimes just ran a great article featuring tips from Harry Lynch, CEO of Sanky Commmunications and Paul Habig, director of Internet Services at SankyNet.

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  Topics: Technology

CASE STUDY: Marine Conservation Group Wins Victory with Care2

The Challenge:
In the closing weeks of the 110th Congress in late 2006, lawmakers were readying for a vote on legislation that would weaken protection of key fish populations in U.S. waters. The Marine Fish Conservation Network (MFCN), a coalition of over 190 organizations dedicated to ocean conservation, wanted to educate members of Congress and ask them to reject proposals that might do irreparable harm to several fish species. MFCN decided to mount a swift, targeted campaign mobilizing many thousands of citizens to contact their representatives and urge them to cast a vote to protect fish. At the same time, MFCN hoped that the campaign also would serve a second purpose, namely, to identify people who might become loyal donors in support of MFCN’s vital work.

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  Topics: Care2 Case Studies

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