NpTech resource sharing and conversations are getting more and more distributed. Here's a roundup of NpTech articles, resources, upcoming conferences, and more -- plucked from the NpTech Tag stream, Twitter, listservs, and other digital nooks and crannies ...
Danielle Brigida put together this excellent slide show on how to use tools like Digg and StumbleUpon (not humans) to drive traffic. Love the dogs!
Speaking of Digg and dogs .. watch Kevin Rose's dog do some tricks.
Speaking of dogs, gotta love this new campaign site launched by Pets for the Environment. The site features "Eddie" a dog who is inspired to educate humans about toxic chemicals found in pet products and that can be harmful. The site uses story, a call to action, and multi-channels. The story on the top page is very, very engaging.
Happy Earth Day!
TechSoup has just launched a nonprofit environmental impact reduction resource.
NTEN blog points to the Google Checkout Earth Day campaign.
Google's Earth Day Logo is cool, but did you see Twittearth?
A Few Items Worth Noting
Metro Mapper Blog offers some reflections about how they used Twitter to get the word out about the voting for their Netsquared project.
RAD Campaign "Leveraging the Real Power of Social Media" In a nutshell what you put in is what you get out.
good2gether is not another social network for nonprofits. While it describes itself as a social media Web service, it is more a buzz service for nonprofits that intends to connect people to causes through a network of media outlets, corporate intranets, college/university websites, social networks, and others. On the site, you can see a list of nonprofits that have signed up and a series of videos by the founder giving the elevator speech. Announcements of media outlets and business partners are forthcoming.
SquarePeg is for activists and integrates different web2.0 tools into one dashboard. (I think)
A Few Conferences
Conference registration for n2y3 is opened, with a limited number of public registrations available.
Hastac II Conference on May 22-24 - details here.
Games for Change to offer a free one-day workshop for non-profits interested in social issue video games on June 2nd in NYC, It's called: Let The Games Begin: A 101 Workshop for Making Social Issue Games
Personal Democracy Forum takes place June 23-24 in NYC.
Web of Change and MaRS is hosting Social Tech Training (STT) – a hands-on Web 2.0 oriented learning intensive for people working in the social change sector. This 3-day training session will be held June 22-24, 008, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The agenda is really broad covering a wide range of topics.
YPulse National Mashup is on July 14-15th.
New (to me) Nonprofit Tech Blogs
Conor's Fundraising Blog by a nonprofit staff person for a charity in the UK
Crazy Dog Lady is written by a nonprofit marketing staff person.
Moses Sena Kpetigo is an ngo professional in Ghana, Africa.
The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005. A loosely coupled group of nonprofit techies and social change activists decided to use the tag "NpTech" to identify web resources that would create an ongoing stream of information to promote and educate those working in nonprofit technology. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary.
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