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Featured Speaker at KIT Conference on Inclusion

By · September 25, 2010 · Filed in Assistive Technology, Marketing, Special Needs Kids · No Comments »

On Friday, October 1st, I will be speaking at the 6th Annual National Conference on Inclusion in San Diego, California.

Kids Included Together’s 6th Annual National Conference on Inclusion will feature exciting new skill-building workshops given by practitioners in the field, passionate presentations featuring speakers and performers and opportunities to network with others who are interested in creating and sustaining inclusive programs.

After the Bell Rings: Innovative Strategies for Including All Children in Out-of-School Time Programs will feature 20 break-out sessions for all levels of practitioner. Those new to inclusion will find a strand of building blocks designed to provide the tools necessary to get started. Staff working directly with children will gain practical techniques and fun new activities to implement immediately. Managers and directors will find workshops on new models, linkages with the school day and universal design. All will leave inspired and invigorated!

The 2010 KIT conference will utilize a variety of technology tools to provide information, social networking and opportunities to extend the experience beyond the conference.

In my general session, I will share new forms of assistive technology that are both available and easy to implement for out-of-school time programs.  In my second session, “Social Media for Non-Profits / Fundraising 2.0,” attendees will come out of this session understanding what the basic tools are for social media and social networking.  In addition, they will have an understanding on how to setup their own accounts within these platforms and how to utilize these tools for their non-profits and organizations.  The second part of this session will explore and explain Fundraising 2.0 and how to utilize strategies for their organizations’ benefit.

This will be an exciting conference.  For more information, visit http://www.kitconference.org

In addition, you can follow the online Twitter feed by using the search term: #kitconference

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Unfollow Twitter users who do not follow you!

By · February 22, 2010 · Filed in General IT Related, Marketing, Non-Profit · No Comments »

Ever built up your Twitter list and found yourself at your “twitter threshold?” I have searched out many tools in the past and never found that “perfect” tool.

In addition, not too long ago, Twitter changed their API so that you could not unfollow a large group of people!  So, when I found this tool, I was quite happy.

It will log into your Twitter account, find everybody that you follow that does not follow you and then YOU have the choice to unfollow the people you wish.

Simple and straight to the point!!

Unfollow Twitter users who do not follow you!

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Social Media Connector in Outlook 2010

By · February 22, 2010 · Filed in Marketing, Non-Profit · No Comments »

Looks like Microsoft is looking to bring Social Media and Social Networking into our business daily use took, Microsoft Outlook.  As described here on the beta page, here is what they call the Outlook Social Connector:

The all-new Outlook Social Connector connects you to the social and business networks you use, including Microsoft SharePoint, Windows Live, and other popular third-party sites, so you can get more information and stay in touch with the people in your network without leaving Outlook.

Connecting Outlook to each social network requires a provider. To get started, download and install social network provider for Outlook.

NOTE: The Outlook Social Connector included in the Office 2010 Beta is not compatible with the beta providers currently available online. Office 2010 Beta users must install the Outlook Social Connector 32-bit Beta in order to successfully use the social network providers currently available. Also, you cannot install the 32-bit OSC Beta on Outlook 2010 Beta 64-bit.

To learn more, go to the Microsoft beta download page at:
Outlook 2010 Features – Social Connector.

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Last chance to register for Fundraising With Social Media Seminar

By · February 17, 2010 · Filed in Marketing, Non-Profit · No Comments »

Last and final chance to register for the 2010 Florida Fundraising With Social Media Seminar this Friday, the 19th.  It is going to be a fantastic day filled with useful information for YOUR non profit.

I am just putting the finishing touches on my presentation and anybody who knows me, knows that it will be one to remember…. so what I am trying to say is YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

For more information and to register, please visit:
Fundraising With Social Media Seminar
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8 Tips to Design a Charity Website

By · December 15, 2009 · Filed in Marketing, Non-Profit · No Comments »

Here is an article I was reading today.  I think it will help quite a few of you out there who work for non profits.

charity1A lot of charities rely on voluntary funding. This funding is carefully distributed and there are often more important things ahead of a generous budget for the website.So how does a charity get the most out of its website? It needs to let users find out information about the charity, but the main objective of the site is to get people involved with the charity, usually resulting in the user donating money.

In this article, we look at 8 principles that you should follow when creating a charity website.

Read more… 8 Tips to Design a Charity Website | Webdesigner Depot.

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Radio interview about fundraising with Social Networking

By · December 14, 2009 · Filed in General IT Related, Marketing, Non-Profit, Podcasts · No Comments »

CLICK HERE TO PLAY: Skip Kimpel Radio Interview

radio-microphoneGet a sneak peak at the upcoming Fundraising with Social Media conference on February 19 at the Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek, presented by the Forum for Nonprofits. Listen to Katya Andresen of Network for Good in Washington, D.C. discuss the role of social media in a nonprofit’s overall fundraising plan and how to set the proper goals for success. Skip Kimpel, the author of Social Networking for Nonprofits and another conference presenter, talks about how to blend together various social media tools and other ways to save time and increase effectiveness. For more information on the Social Media Conference, click here (PDF), or email trendsman@aol.comYou may also register online for this event

CLICK HERE TO PLAY: Skip Kimpel Radio Interview

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BananAlbum – Flash gallery for your website

By · November 11, 2009 · Filed in General IT Related, Marketing, Non-Profit · No Comments »

Here is an interesting product I found being used by the Ann Storck Center It is a Flash based slide show gallery.  The Ann Storck Center is using it to display newspaper clippings.  The bad part of this is that these articles can not be indexed by the search engines this way.  However, it is a great, inexpensive little tool for your website if you are on a budget.

The product is called BananAlbum and the current fee for a license is $39.00

Worth checking out if you are looking for a photo gallery component for your website!

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