Monthly Archives: February 2011

Painless password management

Recently I put up a post about Thomas Baekdal’s password tips.  Today let’s delve into the opposite side of the spectrum.  IT journalist and editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols recommends keeping different passwords for different purposes.  Should your facebook account and … Continue reading

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Donor advised funds can legally ignore their donors’ wishes

According to Blaukbaud consultant Katherine Swank, the California based Friends of Fiji donor advised fund recently handed out $600,000 (of $2.5 million) to recipients that the donor did not request.  When the donor sued, the Friends of Fiji used more … Continue reading

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Tribeca Film Institute, Ford Foundation to Support New Media Projects

According to the Philanthropy News Digest, the Tribeca Film Institute and the Ford Foundation have teamed up to provide a total of $750,000 to film projects that integrate new media to explore social justice issues.  Each grant will likely be … Continue reading

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Extreme nonprofit web makeover

TechTriad is taking nominations through March 1 to award one lucky non-profit a web/social media makeover.

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Google tweaks

Sometimes Google just doesn’t want to serve up relevant results.  What’s a frustrated researcher to do?  Consider these tips. 1.  Don’t Use Words You Don’t Need 2.  Use the AROUND() Operator 3.  Eliminate Terms You Don’t Want and Force Terms … Continue reading

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Advocacy pays off

A new study found that advocacy efforts by non-profits in Pennsylvania brought $122 in benefits to their communities per $1 spent.  That’s a pretty nice ROI.  No wonder one of the study’s recommendations is “Support the nonprofit advocacy and organizing … Continue reading

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Why Food for the Hungry runs Ubuntu

Consultant John D. Cook recently interviewed Rick Richter, CIO of Food for the Hungry, about why they’ve decided to convert all of their computers to Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a version of Linux created by the company Canonical.  I have Ubuntu … Continue reading

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APRA webinar alert

Free…for APRA members only.  Click here to join. Predictive Modeling for Advancement:  A Case Study on Bringing Predictive Analytics In-House Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Noon – 1pm MST Presenter:  Michael Pasqua, Director of Advancement Services, Dickinson College.

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Relationships are key

The annual major giving survey (Giving in 2011) from the DINI Partners is now available.  One of their key observations is “In 2011 relationships will be supreme…spend face-to-face time cultivating old and new donor relationships. Relationships, interests and attitudes change … Continue reading

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Organize your way to a better Firefox

Are you getting the most out of Firefox?  Trick out your browser with these top rated extensions.

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