Archive for April, 2009|Monthly archive page

Interesting links for 4.28.09

In Uncategorized on April 29, 2009 at 6:53 am

Here are a few highlights coverage of NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) conference.

Scientist updates Twitter using only his mind (weekend fear, I mean fun..)

In Uncategorized on April 26, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Interesting links for 4.23.09

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2009 at 8:53 am
  • Washington Post Disses Facebook Causes. Good article dissecting the validity of Washington Post claim that Fb Causes is largely ineffective for fundraising. Allison fine does a much better job than the Post of presenting a balanced view.
  • #amazonfail and we’re not done yet: links and perspectives.  An interesting analysis of online activism and specifically twitter activism around the #Amazonfail campaign.  With new model of connected activism emerging, it’s great to see ongoing analysis of what’s works and what’s not.

Ideal project scope and ideas

In Uncategorized on April 22, 2009 at 2:09 pm

So today we are starting some very early tests of Birrbit’s first prototype.  We are calling it a Private Alpha.  Just for friends and family at this point.

We are looking for a few test projects.  The ideal project scope/characteristics would include:
•    Project coordinator(s). Someone who will commit to setting-up project, inviting others and taking responsibility to coordinate others.
•    Project length: somewhere between 1 day to 3 weeks max.  We are hoping to have projects with a start and end date.  This is really helpful for us as we’d like to test a full-life cycle of a project
•    It’s a shared project/goal.   Namely, you’d involve others on the project.
•    You’d feel comfortable asking friends/coworkers to help-out on the project and to use the service, which is in early stages of testing.
•    As for what type of project?  That’s open.  Could be something you already have underway/about to start (at work, socially, etc.) to or an idea of something you’d like to do.  Main thing: You are ready to get started on it (or start using our test application for it)
Still scratching your head on what you’d use it for?  Here are some project ideas to get the wheels turning:
•    Organize a potluck or picnic
•    Organize a party/gathering
•    Organize a group of friends for night out  (dinner, concert, lecture, etc.)
•    Plan a special day with friends for someone special
•    Conduct a group art project
•    Organize a lecture, seminar
•    Organize group to conduct a community service project
•    Organize a fundraising party for a local nonprofit/cause you wish to support
•    Get your siblings to work on a project recording stories of parents/grandparents
•    Use with small team to staff a work event/seminar
•    Plan a music gathering
•    Create a training/information sharing project at work
•    If there is a project at work that you are currently using a combination of a task/todo list and email conversation with colleagues, then it might be a good fit for a test project

I am running out of ideas, what about you?  When it comes down to it, just want it to be something that’s easy and/or fun for you.

Interested in learning more?  Post a comment and I’ll be in touch.

Earth Day shares

In Uncategorized on April 22, 2009 at 10:59 am

  • "One of the beauties of biology is that its facts become our metaphors." — Kenny Ausbel
  • "Every cell's dream is to become two cells" — Francois Jacob
  • And not to be missed Wade Davis' talk at TED titled: The worldwide web of belief and ritual. Earth Day connection?  Wade says it best: "Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind." Cultures and languages are disappearing at an alarming rate, a byproduct of unsustainable industrial development.

Interesting links for 4.21.09

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2009 at 7:07 am

Interesting links for 4.16.09

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2009 at 8:29 am

very nice mindmap of the “Best” Online Collaboration Tools 2009

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2009 at 8:17 am
cool mind map of collaboration tools at mindmeister.com

Interesting links for 4/8/09

In Uncategorized on April 8, 2009 at 10:41 am

Why Volunteers Don’t Come Back

In Uncategorized on April 2, 2009 at 10:44 am

O.k. I know this is a dated article but it’s the first time I saw it, so i am sharing nonetheless.  Also has good links to other articles worth reading.

Why Volunteers Don’t Come Back