Bring home the virtual bacon | Weekly Roundup
- Planning an event? Rebecca Leaman shares some ideas for how adding a little breath of tech air to your next offline event can make it more engaging and successful. The real world is so last year.
- Social media may not be a silver bullet for fundraising, but for small nonprofits, they could be the next evolution of the bake sale fundraiser. On Think Social, Jacob Brody discusses the potential for organizations to tap online networks for small-scale fundraising efforts.
- When was the last time you brushed up on your online fundraising basics? Eric Rardin on Frogloop cautions that even the most experienced fundraisers may be in danger of flunking online fundraising 101.
- If you’re thinking of creating a Facebook app for your next social media campaign, take a step back and think twice about how helpful it’s likely to be. According to Nick O’Neill at All Facebook, Facebook Connect is starting to look like the way of the future, as apps fade into the background for most users. (That said, if the glut of Farmville notices in my news feed is any indication, the platform won’t disappear in a big hurry.)
- What time is it? NTC time! The Nonprofit Technology Conference, that is, hosted annually by the Nonprofit Technology Network. If you couldn’t make it to this year’s conference, follow the chatter on Twitter (#10NTC), get in on the action remotely at NTEN’s website, or check in with fellow Ducks @farra and @bigducksarah for interesting tidbits and takeaways.
- This morning, I was thinking to myself, what could make Big Duck’s awesome website even awesomer? There’s only one answer: bacon! (Don’t judge; I haven’t had breakfast yet.) If your website could use a little more processed meat, the griddle is on at bacolicio.us.