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I recently came across this impressive online database of social media policies, which includes over 100 policies from several different industries. The nonprofit and government section includes examples from both large and small nonprofits and government agencies. For more information on crafting...
Watching Twitter, Facebook, and my news feeds over the past couple of months, I've been amazed at how many organizations are announcing new resources for advocates and the public. Some of those resources include Consumer 2010 Consumer Action Handbook - General Services Administration ...
Need to know when the first law firm website went online? Take a look at Robert Ambrogi's "A Chronology of Legal Technology, 1842-1995." You'll find that Lexis was introduced in 1973; WordPerfect was launched in 1980; and in 1994 Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti became the...
Public Counsel today launched the first ever mobile phone app that connects clients in need with pro bono attorneys. The app provides three ways for users to connect with Public Counsel: Refer a case - send Public Counsel information about a person who needs legal help; Take a case -...
For a few years now I’ve argued that the ABA Journal Blawg 100 should include a public interest law category. My slacktivist campaign has included annual tweets expressing my disappointment when the results are published and even an email sometime back to the ABA Journal’s Deputy...
An updated version of Idealware's A Consumers' Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems has been released. It compares 29 donor management systems that cost $4,000 or less in their first year and dives in deep for what they consider the top ten systems. Why might you need a donor management...
[Editors Note: The following post is by the Shriver Center’s Web and e-Communications Director, Michelle Nicolet. It shares data from a recent survey by editors of the Clearinghouse Review on the use of online tools and resources by legal aid advocates. We asked Michelle if she would write...
If you are looking for an easy way to keep up with current technology trends, subscribe to NTEN:Change, a new quarterly journal intended to help nonprofit leaders and their programs use technology wisely. The most recent issue includes many useful articles, including Facebook for...
Last week, LSNTAP's Brian Rowe posted an article about videos that use visuals. In it, he pointed to Ignite as an example and encouraged everyone to attend a local Ignite event. I wholeheartedly second his suggestion and want to encourage you to take it a step further. If your city doesn't...
Every year M+R Strategic Services and NTEN publish the eNonprofit Benchmarks Study, which analyzes data from small, medium and large nonprofits in a range of sectors (including "rights"). This year’s report culls data on email messaging, online fundraising and advocacy, social...