Facebook promises no more third-party surveillance
Facebook promises no more third-party surveillance

Facebook promises no more third-party surveillance – that means companies who sell to police agencies information on Facebook users, typically civil protesters. “Today we are adding language to our Facebook and Instagram platform policies to more clearly explain that developers cannot ‘use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance’,” posted […]

Google Hangouts gets down to business
Google Hangouts gets down to business

Google Hangouts gets down to business with renewed life as an enterprise venture for video conferencing and, sure, digital marketing presentations. Hangouts, Google’s long-standing video and texting platform – before any of that was the rage (back in 2013) – has always been easy to use, if not always reliable or without dreaded glitches. But […]

#GivingTuesday for the greater good
#GivingTuesday for the greater good

#GivingTuesday for the greater good, beyond the conspicuous consumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, toward building a better world for all its people. Giving Tuesday the day (month, ¬†year) when our better angels take the reins of our pocketbooks and donate money, time, resources to nonprofit organizations in our own communities working to make […]

The Giving Season & Facebook for nonprofits
The Giving Season & Facebook for nonprofits

The Giving Season & Facebook for nonprofits. If you’re one of the countless organizations working hard for the greater good you just can’t ignore these two dominant facts of life. Sure, it’s long been established – and vitally important – to nonprofit organizations that much of any organization’s annual contributions arrive during the holiday season. […]

Facebook beefed up call-to-action & Live
Facebook beefed up call-to-action & Live

Facebook beefed up call-to-action & Live features on Pages so businesses & organizations can get Facebooked a bit more easily. Specifically, the social network behemoth has made call-to-action buttons more useful and more prominent on the mobile version of pages. Businesses and organizations can now schedule Facebook Live videos to give fans, customers and supporters […]

Facebook flips the switch for nonprofit fundraisers
Facebook flips the switch for nonprofit fundraisers

Facebook flips the switch for nonprofit fundraisers and may change the game significantly for organizations striving to make the world a better place. After announcing the program – called Fundraisers – last November the social network & advertising giant finally opened it up June 30 to all users – or will in the coming weeks […]

16NTC is an event for Relevanza’s Birgit Pauli-Haack
16NTC is an event for Relevanza’s Birgit Pauli-Haack

Each year she packs her bags and launches off to join other tech whizzes helping nonprofits advance in the digital spaces and, so, 16NTC is an event for Relevanza’s Birgit Pauli-Haack. 16NTC (hashtag, #16NTC) is the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, produced and hosted by NTEN, the international NonProfit Technology Network, wide-ranging and very active support […]

YouTube video donations to nonprofits
YouTube video donations to nonprofits

In yet another way the social networks are working toward the greater good, viewers can now make YouTube video donations to nonprofits. YouTube has begun rolling out its new feature in the U.S. – with plans to expand to other nations soon – through which YouTube creators can attach to videos donation cards raising money […]

Technology failures may not be the technology
Technology failures may not be the technology

Technology failures may not be the technology. At least that’s the way Relevanza co-founder and chief strategist Birgit Pauli-Haack put it at the end of December in an interview with NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network, the¬†national organization dedicated to advancing the digital efforts of nonprofit organizations. “I generally subscribe to a theory that when technology […]

Today – Dec. 1 – is #GivingTuesday
Today – Dec. 1 – is #GivingTuesday

Today – Dec. 1 – is #GivingTuesday and you can help make the world a better place by giving your time; giving your money; giving your goods; or, especially on social media, by giving your voice. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the […]