Engagement planning worksheets to engage your users and move them to action

It’s often hard for nonprofits to figure out how they can engage people effectively online. It’s hard enough to get visitors to your site or social media presence, let alone drive them effectively towards action. This post gives you two tools that can help: a user profile worksheet, and an engagement planning worksheet.

6 best practices for non-profits using web 2.0

“Which nonprofits are using Web 2.0 technology in an innovative way to listen and talk with their clients and constituents and further their missions?” I answer this question with 6 best practices we’ve observed among our clients and colleagues.

Looking for Oberlin alumni in social media/nonprofit technology

I’ve just started a facebook group for Oberlin Alumni in Social Technology” — either nonprofit technology specifically, or social media more generally. I have this theory that the nptech scene must include a fair number of Obies, and I’d love to connect with them. So I’m starting the hunt, and hoping I might even surface some fellow alums who will be at the upcoming NTEN conference in DC. If you’re an Obie and you’re reading this, please join the Facebook group or post a comment here.

Tidying tags (and cars?)

When a story titled Confession: I’m a car slob popped up in the RSS feed I use to track who’s linking to me, I figured that some recent passenger had decided to out me to the world. Turns out that Beth Kanter has identified the correlation between untidy...

Choosing a platform for the telecentre.org network

When we recommended Drupal as the platform for telecentre.org back in 2005, we anticipated the emergence of what is now one of the most widely-used tools for nonprofit technologists. The process we used to evaluate platforms, and the questions we asked, are the same questions you should be asking about your software choices today.

Technorati previews tag feeds

The beta Technorati makeover is now online and hurrah! it includes RSS feeds for tag pages. These feeds will make it much easier for people to aggregate blog-related content from across the web by subscribing to a particular tag feed — either within a newsreader like Bloglines or for republishing on a web site […]