Thursday, February 17, 2005

What I realized this week about the nptech tag experiment

  1. Not many people are participating in the experiment (about 35).
  2. There is still a lot more to add.
  3. The experiment needs to be advertised more.
  4. It is ok to tag a link with nptech even if it is already tagged with nptech (it actually helps the experiment).
  5. Since blogging and rss is still new, it would be a good idea to start finding blogs non-profits write and tag them.
  6. Many people do not tag the main address of a website which makes things more complicated. For example, instead of tagging a website with, users tag with or any other webpage on the site.
  7. On websites where there are articles, people link to the webpage of the article, not to the actual website.
  8. The experiment is fun to participate in!!

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Content Ideas for Non-profit Websites

  1. Background and Purpose of Organization
  2. Calendar
  3. Contact Information
  4. Pictures
  5. News articles
  6. List of Staff
  7. List of Members and Partners
  8. Links to sites relevant to organization
  9. Facts about topics relevant to organization
  10. How to get Involved
  11. Job Listings
  12. Ways to Volunteer

RSS Feed Ideas for Non-Profits

Here are some ideas on how non-profits can use RSS feeds:
  1. Announcements/Special Offers Feed
  2. Technology Training Feed
  3. Other Training Feeds
  4. Staff Feed
  5. News Feeds (Organization, Local, National, or International)
  6. Volunteer Opportunites Feed
  7. Wish List Feed
  8. Donor Feed
  9. Campaign Feeds
  10. Member of the Week Feed

Monday, February 07, 2005

nptech tag experiment

I have been participating in the nptech tag experiment on There are now about 400 bookmarks on the nptech tag list. Now the question is, where is this going? What are we going to do with these bookmarks?

Here is a list of some of the types of bookmarks we have been tagging-

- non-profit organizations that bring technology to communities
- technology companies that provide services to non-profits
- blogs, news sources, articles, and blog entries about nonprofits using technology

I am sure there are many more links that can be added to this list. The nptech tag has also been added to photos and blog entries.

Do you have any thoughts about this tagging experiment?

I can see this experiment lead to a virtual library about nonprofit technology. Imagine a place where you can find news resources, pictures, and other media about nonprofit technology. That is what I hope to see.

As someone looking for a job related to nonprofits and technology, I have been enjoying tagging these links. I have been reading these articles and websites trying to figure out what needs to be improved in non-profit technology, and how I can make a difference.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Nonprofit Technology

I have been participating in the nptech tag experiment by gathering links that are companies that provide technology services to non-profits, organizations that are involved with technology in some way, and articles or blog entries with content about non-profits and technology.

I have been reading these articles and websites trying to figure out what needs to be improved in nonprofit technology, and how I can make a difference. I am currently seeking employment in nonprofit technology, and I am ready ready to make a difference.

I have started a list of things that could use some improvement and I hope to add to it as I come up with more things. My list is included below.


1) to update their websites
2) to analyze the needs of their organization before applying technology
3) to analyze the needs of their users/clients
4) to learn how to communicate on the web
5) to be familiar with web standards and accessibility
6) to learn how to train staff, volunteers, members
7) to realize the importance of their web presence
8) to write technology plans