Thursday, March 27, 2008

Why Google? iGoogle!

Do any of you use iGoogle as your homepage? It's a virtual dashboard of your work (or home) life at a glance.

I don't know, maybe I'm just too excited about these kinds of things but I see nonprofits everyday struggle with efficiencies, with project management, scheduling meetings, keeping track of the million things on their 'to-do' list without ever starting a 'stop doing' list (that's Jim Collins' idea, not mine).

Met some people from Google at the Nonprofit Tech Conference in New Orleans...they are GOOD people and want to help you do your job. If you don't know about GoogleApps, come to our workshop next week. Even better, and this is just between you and me, I'm trying to get Google to our Money for Mission Conference on June 24th (yup, at the Turning Stone again).

Want to see what my iGoogle looks like?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Sneak Peek at Web 2.0 and Why You Should Care that the Presenter just Came Back from the NTEN Conference

Quite a few of you have already registered for the upcoming Leatherstocking AEA meeting on April 2nd. Thanks for signing up and joining the Web 2.0 "bandwagon!"

If you were wondering whether or not to attend, I just wanted to give you a little nudge. It will be "the best $10 you ever spent" on your agency's dime. Why?
  • First, You will come away with at least three ideas that will make your job easier, help you raise money and help keep your website content fresh with little or no work- starting immediately.
  • Second, It will be our first presentation after the NTEN Conference. This is the mecca of technology conferences for nonprofits. If you're not familiar with it, picture this...More than 1,000 techie "do gooders" (yes, we like the term 'geek' too) talking about how nonprofits can maximize free tools, tell their stories, raise money through grassroots/online fundrasing, create awesome websites, communicate with constituents, use social networks, track data, advocate and much, much more...

This ain't your grandmother's conference either. It includes Unique exhibitors, an innovation plaza, a science fair and a wide range of expert speakers and a special keynote speaker:

This year's plenary speaker will be David Pogue, the personal technology columnist for the New York Times. David will be speaking -- dare we hope, singing? -- on Thursday, March 20th at 8:30 am.
I can't pack you all in my suitcase and take you to New Orleans (though I bet it would be fun...) but I can bring everything I learn back from the NTC for you! Consider it the cliff-notes, much more affordable (My trip = about $1,000; AEA lunch = $10) version!

Now are you going to register for the Web 2.0 workshop?