We've Got Issues! Do You?

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Hi All: I just wanted to let you know about a new online resource for nonprofits. A couple of us here in Chicago who have been working with nonprofits for years recently launched an initiative called IssueLab an easily searchable archive of nonprofit research. After seeing the organizations we worked with over the years produce engaging and valuable research, only to have it end up tucked away on their web sites (sound familiar?), we decided it was time to launch a free service for nonprofits to bring both their current and historical work to a broader audience. Right now we are focusing on getting as many nonprofits as possible to list their research with IssueLab.

An Encyclopedia of Net2 Resources on TechSoup

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If you read this blog, you probably already know that NetSquared is a project of , but in case you don't know, TechSoup has a separate web site from NetSquared, and over the last few months they have written a slew of awesome articles about how nonprofits and NGOs can use the social web for social change.   They are all worth bookmarking so check 'em out:

by Marnie Webb

via Idealware

by Karen Solomon

by Brian Satterfield

by Brian Satterfield

Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging a compilation of two articles, one written by Alexandra Samuel an the other by Ruby Sinreich

by Marnie Webb

by Brian Satterfield

Is the new Slashdot?

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On August 17th, suddenly started receiving an amazing number of ; its intense popularity lasted a couple of hours.

When I looked at the , I saw that readers were surfing in from the front page of , because an article of mine ("") was featured on the .  I was pretty flattered, because the hotlist usually features web pages that have been , while .

All of this extra traffic inspired me to think about the , which is a crash or malfunction that occurs when a link is featured on and becomes so popular that reader demand far exceeds the capacity.   Thanks to , I had no such difficulties.  But now I'm wondering whether in the future we'll be speaking of web sites that are "delicioused," just as we now refer to web sites that are "."

The worst oil spill in the Philippines is being ignored by the international community

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This article has been written by a friend of mine, a journalist from Visayas, Philippines. CNN and BBC only covered this tragedy in one article. The international community is clearly ignoring this environmental disaster and focusing more on featuring alleged paedophile killers or celebrities caught up in a drink-driving spree! Please fwd to all your friends


Tragedy in Guimaras, Iloilo


Capturing Content After a Conference: Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp Wiki

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The Craigslist Foundation had it's annual Nonprofit Boot Camp at UC Berkeley last weekend, and they've set up a where participants can post their notes from the event.  Contributors don't have to register, and if they've never used a wiki before and are confused, they can email their notes to the wiki moderator and he will post them. 

I know I always have tons of notes after a conference.  A public, easy to access wiki is a nice way to be able to share them.

Whew - Web Site Launch

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After quite a lot of work,, working with just released a revamped web site. (August 23) The new site features music and video, a searchable calendar, and quite a lot more.

The Cedar is a well-established nonprofit music venue in Minneapolis, and features world music, roots music, and lots of other entertainers who are not supported by the major music industry. 

The site is based on Drupal with quite a few stock and custom modules.  There was a lot of collaborative work involved between my company and The Cedar.

Is Your Nonprofit on YouTube?

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Is your nonprofit on ?  I found 76 videos on YouTube tagged with "nonprofit" (a search for videos tagged with NGO brought up 377 entries, but it looks like the majority of them are by or about people with the last name Ngo).  Many of the "nonprofit" videos were by people creating pieces for and about nonprofit projects, but not many were created by nonprofits themselves. 

Museums and Blogs

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A couple weeks ago at the San Francisco Net Tuesday, I got to talking with Craig Rosa, the I.T. Director for in San Jose, and he told me about a site called that has a directory of 68 museum and museum-related blogs.  You can search by Blog Age, Date Added, A-Z, or by Topic.

I also met Leslie Madsen-Brooks this summer at the , who is the writer of the blog, .  She has a pretty extensive blogroll of museum-related blogs and her most recent post is about .

Craig also reminded me that the 2007 will be held in San Francisco April 11-14th, so save the date!  If you want to present, the deadline for Program Proposals is September 30, 2006, and demonstration proposals will be accepted through December 31, 2006.

You can check out the Museums and the Web blog, Flickr pool and online community .

Short update on Helpalot; charity social network site

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Hi all,

I've been posting some blog items here on Netsquared about my graduation project ; A charity social network site with evaluations, where you can state on your personal page who your friends are and what charities you support.

There are some great developments I quickly want to share with you: I now have help from , making it no longer a 'one person effort'. The Helpalot Foundation will see the light next month and thanks to the financial backing of Herman Wiegerinck co-founder of marketing, we will be able to develop the site and aim to launch the site in the beginning of 2007. 


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