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Conference Shakeup

You’ve been to conferences before, and likely even have had a hand or two in putting some together.

What would YOUR conference think about this:
“The format at the #140conf events is unique. Individual talks 10 minutes, keynotes are 15 minutes and panel discussions are no more than 20 minutes. During the course of the two days more than 140 people will share the stage at the 92nd Street Y in about 70 sessions.”

I can only imagine the wide eyes and guffawing! So, see, integrating a little tweeting to a conference is a nice compromise, I’ll be able to say.

See more at the #140conf update site, live from NYC: http://www.ustream.tv/nyc140conf

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Love Your Librarian!

I do–they teach me about things like drop.io

Did you know you can call from your cell phone and leave an MP3 file for someone?!

For those without readily available internet or computer access, but with ubiquitous cell phone access, this can be away to interact online with peers and colleagues. I imagine there are other uses, but a school librarian who shared this with me is having her students call in their original poetry for National Poetry Week.

And this may yet add to my VOIP iTouch cell phone toolbox!

While built for larger collaboration ideas, drop.io is one of those ‘no way!’ amazing internet tools. Wonder how else we can use it??

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Sharing the Wealth

I’m taking time these days to grow a baby non-profit, so it hasn’t left me a ton of time to post here. But, a glass of wine and friends do great things for motivation, so here’s a shout out to some of them who make the world go ’round.

Debra – spot-on non-profit tech blogger and virtual friend
Brooke – took a gamble on her upcoming social media project for ALF and presented to tonight’s mass tech project for some help
Katie – who keeps the staff at Groundwork Denver going

I’m proud of you!

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Beautiful Graphics

Does well-done graphic design make your heart all a-flutter?

It does mine. And fitting with my too-long absence from this page, I return in the year of ‘architecture & design’ as my personal theme with a lovely site and tool.

I am enamored of Nicholas Feltron’s ingenious conversion of the annual holiday letter into a personal annual report. I’m a data geek, I must admit, but the wonderfully simple graphics just make me salivate to think of the possible applications.

But wait–there’s more: DAYTUM. Feltron’s free graphic generator for your data. How clear are these messages?!

So, what will you track? Share your Daytum pages here so I can get inspired, too–where to start?!

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The Gift of Creativity

I ran across this online presentation today in my web wanderings, and thought of you.

I hope it gives you information and rejuvenation to start the new year fulfilled!

Creator Seth Godin is a blogger that I follow and respect, and not only has he invited wonderful content, he is using his internet marketing savvy to give the gift of awareness to lots of his colleagues. I can only hope to replicate this cleverness someday.

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So Much to Learn!

TechSoup publishes a great list of free online webinars on 2.0 topics.

I often schedule time to attend or listen to webinars over lunchtime, or on a particular day of the week as a break. They’re also great learning tools for interns, and I include relevant webinars as part of a volunteer intern’s training plan.

How do you squeeze in time for online learning? Have any favorite sites or learning strategies to recommend?

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Tips for Today

There are so many great sources of info out there—I have my RSS feed pulled into my iGoogle page, and it’s great for procrastination.

It’s also pretty great for getting snippets of info. Here are just a few from today:

  • 50 Social Media Tips for NPOs from Chad Norman’s ‘Webby Things’
  • Connection Cafe’s notes about non-traditional & year-end giving (including Oxfam’s campaign) this season
  • Current favorite food blogger David Leibovitz has something to say about local foods in France. No one said I was limited to just nonprofit interests!
  • I’ve got some other ‘learning locations’ linked over to the right. How about you? Where do you get your best ‘nonprofits on the web’ (or other!) info–blogs or otherwise?

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