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John Kenyon
Sebastopol, CA
Nonprofit Technology Educator & Strategist
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Sup TypePad http://super-marv.com/newindex.php?washington=nd22q8wg1e6shdx Hope this helps John Continue reading
I am no longer using my Yahoo email account. Please update your address book and email me via: johnakenyon@gmail.com or john@johnkenyon.org Thank you
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My blog has moved to www.johnkenyon.org Visit that address for my latest posts. Please update any bookmarks or references you have to this typepad address to the new address. No new posts will appear here and all of the posts... Continue reading
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For the Professional Social Media class I teach at Sonoma State University, I created an exercise designed to help folks practice both content creation and looking at metrics. Nonprofit’s can use this at a staff meeting or other gathering to... Continue reading
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Most articles about online productivity are framed as helping you to do more - automate this, multi-task that, consume more faster, etc. Most professionals I know - especially those in the nonprofit world - are already consuming too much information,... Continue reading
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Conventional wisdom tells us that whenever a nonprofit has a website page, there should be a conspicuous “Donate Now” button. If at any time someone is motivated to donate while browsing your website, you want that button prominently displayed for... Continue reading
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What leadership qualities support improving nonprofit's impact through effective use of technology? I was co-facilitator of the Impact Leadership Track of NTEN’s Leading Change Summit in San Francisco in 2014, so I reflected on those leadership qualities and here are... Continue reading
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Recently Kevin McCray, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Ground Water Association asked me “Do you offer a list of appropriate questions for board members to ask of staff/management when management is making a recommendation for a technology purchase?... Continue reading
Very welcome, Kerry, I love their response as well ! Great job on highlighting these important considerations.
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Great comments Amy - you don't get if you don't ask :)
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The 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) was my tenth year of attending. I won't be attending in 2015, but since Philadelphia in 2004 I did not miss a year and was honored to present at least one session every year.... Continue reading
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Third in my series Inside the Professional Social Media Certificate course at Sonoma State University. Visit http://www.sonoma.edu/exed/psm for information. Using social media comes with risks. From damaging your professional or personal reputation to being snooped on by the government, sharing... Continue reading
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Second in my series Inside the Professional Social Media Certificate Course at Sonoma State University. Visit http://www.sonoma.edu/exed/psm for information. The world of social media advice is rife with bad science, link bait and self-serving "news”. The recent report from Princeton... Continue reading
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This week we welcomed the inaugural group of students to the Professional Social Media Certificate Program at Sonoma State University. The class sold out at 30 students and there is a waiting list for the fall session. I am part... Continue reading
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I learned a lot from taking time off of social media recently. Over the 2013 holidays I took a two week break from all social media - posting, reading, tracking, all of it. The first few days I slipped a... Continue reading
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An updated description of the professional services I offer is available to download via the link below. The pdf lists my educational and consulting services, along with details of specific offerings in those categories. My goal is to build the... Continue reading
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I attended the Teacher Technology Showcase put on by the School of Education at Sonoma State University in the fall of 2013 (for info, see http://facebook.com/ssusoe and http://twitter.com/educationssu ). I learned so much from talking with teachers and students about... Continue reading
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The AmazonSmile program, where a small percentage of sales is given to a designated nonprofit, is a nice sentiment but will likely prove a net loss for most participating organizations. The sentiment is admirable - provide exposure to nonprofits on... Continue reading
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While Google is king of online advertising revenue, it still uses direct mail for a very good reason. Direct mail is still relevant and still gets results. I had several emails from Google over the summer about this special offer... Continue reading
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Beth Kanter has been inspiring me for over a decade, so I am grateful to be hosting an event in her honor online and at the David & Lucile Packard Foundation offices on Tuesday October 29th. I had heard about... Continue reading
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During a recent online fundraising seminar, we were on the topic of email addresses. I was advising folks to pay attention to their email "bounces" - when an email address is found to be bad and your email can't be... Continue reading
Thank you Brendan for sharing and for your comments! I agree about nonprofits having a way to not loose a process when they loose staff. I am always preaching about the "rule of three" to never have just one person that know how to "X", i.e., do a segmented email blast, pull out a lapsed donor list, etc. Great points!
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Right on Steve! Documenting use and needs is a very smart thing to do - how many times have we heard "we can't do that" when the software can, in fact, do that! Great point, thanks!
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At a recent seminar, a member of the audience, a nonprofit staff member, was visibly angry that "none of the discounted databases on TechSoup come with free technical support". While I can understand how frustrating it is to try to... Continue reading
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I am honored to be featured in a new special report from Musical America Worldwide entittled "Mobile Marketing: The Arts In Motion". The report includes wonderfully helpful information for performing arts organizations about engaging audiences via mobile, mobile options, vendors... Continue reading