Link Drops are monthly dossiers of links related to nonprofit operational trends around the web.
Autumn segues into wintry slumber as 2011 reaches its end. For some nonprofits, the fiscal year is around the corner. How has 2011 treated you?
Speaking of treats, this chocolate parfait (パヘー ) looks delicious, doesn’t it?
Here’s what’s happening in our airspace right now. Indulge, unravel, and keep your cool throughout November.
The Global #NPcloud TweetChat
The Global Cloud Computing Tweetchat hosted by Tech Soup, Tech Soup Canada, and Connecting Up Australia. Full of smart people and great responses. But while many of us are candidly open to cloud computing, doubters can seethe with FUD, push away, and resist, as many tweeters had mentioned. Some links dug up during the tweetchat elaborate on this:
Online Staff Safety
I’m an advocate of strong in-house computing habits and common sense policies. So with all this cloud security and resistance which I also blogged about here, I thought this link from How-to-Geek would be a good primer on understanding hackers, phishers, and other cyber baddies. Online Safety: Understanding Hackers, Phishers, and Cybercriminals – How-To Geek
I finally got around tinkering my 3 Scoop.it Channels: Marketing, Technology, and Project Execution with a focus on the nonprofit sector. I favor the Google Chrome Extension over the bookmarklet, though. It’s an unofficial release, but it makes curation via scoop.it faster and easier.
The Limits and Virtues of Empathy
What compels people to action? As Katya Andresen muses about empathy and its importance, she reminds us about the other things when communicating with our donors.
How to Write a Nonprofit Mission Statement
Still a Place for Analog Communications
I’m a fan of multi-channel communications. No need to ditch print all the way. Here’s the transcript of an #NPTalk Tweetchat: Does Paper Have a Place?: When and How to Use Print Advertising
Cloud Collaboration Woes
The Stanford Social Innovation Review reveals the five dysfunctions that can occur in a digital team.
Killing a Project Team
Even nonprofits must deal with projects and deadlines. Cloud project management apps can help streamline logisitcs, but there are things tools alone can’t fix. Here’s How to Destroy a Project Team in 3 Easy Steps
Speaking of project management apps, I blogged about that, too. In case you missed it, read about it here.
Have a safe and happy November! And don’t forget to connect via Twitter.