Six handy tips for small charities to promote their websites – useful post from Econsultancy – top six web marketing projects that small charities or non-profits can undertake with confidence without the need to spend precious money on an agency

50 UNIX / Linux Sysadmin Tutorials – useful collection of tutorials covering a wide range of topics

50 Android Apps for the Mobile Knowledge Worker – Here’s a list of 50 of the best Android apps for tracking, managing and updating your information.

6 Free Ways to Stay Secure in the New Year – Here are half a dozen no-cost ways to keep your system secure

40+ Best GIMP Tutorials of 2010 – a little off the usual topics, but if you’ve ever wondered how on earth to do something in GIMP, there may be an answer here.

5 open source groupware suites to watch – This selection of 5 open source things to watch takes a look at open source groupware suites which can communicate without costing the farm.

24tips: hand-picked tools and techniques for doing web stuff cheaply – excellent post from Steph – will be well worth subscribing to

MyPasswords – manage your passwords, including the passwords of your online accounts. The passwords are encrypted with AES – written in Java so is cross-platform.

Life As A Sys Admin: Best Networking Tweaks for Linux – Linux is fast, but with these tips and techniques, you can make it faster when accessing it over a network connection.

5 of the Best Free and Open Source Data Mining Software – For those of you who are looking for some data mining tools, here are five of the best open-source data mining software that you could get for free:

Best Linux backup software: 8 tools on test – What’s the best Linux backup tool for home use?

Internet fraud for dummies: practical advice for protecting yourself against online scams – Internet fraud has been around for just about as long as the Internet itself. Each year, cybercriminals come up with new techniques and tactics designed to fool their potential victims. This article examines different types of fraud and what you can do to protect yourself against them.

50 Open Source Apps You Can Use in the Cloud – For the purposes of this list, any app available on a hosted or on-demand basis is considered a cloud app, with links to the pages that describe how the apps can be used in the cloud.

7 of the Best Free Linux Document Management Systems – useful review of these systems, each has its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.

Marketing Tips – Get yourself heard!GMVSS have produced a very useful guide to making your information useful and relevant

6 Secure Linux Wi-Fi Authentication Servers – a look at six different open and free Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) servers available for Linux (and other platforms).

An Open Source Toolkit for Your Small Business – a toolkit of favorite must-have applications, along with what you need to know to get your office up and running in no time

8 (More) Free and Open Source Project Management Software – Another list of excellent free and open-source project
management software (in no particular order) not included
in the previous list

A Guide to Small Business Accounting Software – Useful post about what to look for when deciding about accounts software

The Media Trust have a variety of free resources to help you raise awareness and promote your message and organisation – http://resources.mediatrust.org/

Wild Apricot blog suggests some Google Docs templates that might be useful for your organisation – 20 Great Google Docs Templates for Non-Profits

If you’re thinking of producing some audio content for your organisation, this page might be useful – The How-To Geek Guide to Computer Microphones

58 Open Source Replacements for Small Business Software – might be something here that your organisation could use

“Conversations are happening online with or without you. This is one of the most frequently used social media sayings. If you’re engaging with social media for your company, it’s almost second nature.”

Useful summary from Social Media Examiner – 9 Ways to Sell Social Media to the Boss

Disaster management using open source and social media – Interesting post by Craig Thomler – Ushahidi and Sahana are open source, free-to-use web-based platforms designed to be highly resilient during disaster situations and flexible to the needs of both developing and developed nations

In Kind Direct – Matching Surplus to Need – In Kind Direct encourages manufacturers and retailers to donate their high quality surplus for distribution to good causes and coordinates UK-wide in-kind giving, their network of voluntary organisations represents every kind of cause – family welfare, sickness and disability, homelessness, emergency relief, environment, ethnic support and community groups

The Facebook Privacy & Security Guide has been updated to v2.3 and now includes how to configure the privacy settings for Facebook Places

A list of useful resources to help with using Facebook for your organisation – Facebook Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Interesting post from the PushON blog – Social Media Policies & their importance for us all…

Donna Papacosta has updated her page on Podcasts about Podcasting, there’s lots of useful information here –
Trafcom News: Updated: Podcasts about podcasting

Get real-time information from a myriad of sources ranging
from blogs and published news articles to Twitter, LinkedIn, Jigsaw,
salesforce.com and beyond, for free – http://www.workstreamer.com/

Social Media Today’s guide to the various qualities and attributes that your social media voice might encompass – 13 Qualities of a Good Social Media Voice

First in a series of five tutorials by Media Helping Media, there are also a lot of other good resources on this site – Designing a successful media training plan

If you’re intending to design, or redesign, your web site, then there may be something of use here 10 Free Online Books for Web Designers

Lots of information and resources on Computer Forensics – SANS Computer Forensic Investigations and Incident Response

A useful list of templates and resources from Dave Fleet at Social Media Today- 57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

All the latest in the Security and Open source fields –  The H: Security news and Open source developments,  plus the H Internet Toolkit

Another good post from Donna @DonnaPapacosta about the value of adding audio to the communications mix – http://trafcom.typepad.com/blog/2010/07/12-reasons-to-podcast.html

Training resources for using social networking from @helpingmedia http://www.mediahelpingmedia.org/training-resources/social-networking Lots of useful stuff here.

Set yourself up with the tools for your own ‘virtual office’ 25 free online tools for media professionals on the move

Very useful post and podcast from @iictpete on how to Build a Communications Strategy including social media, go and check it out.

This offers a collection of strategies and tactics to
help small nonprofits get more out of using Facebook.

Chapters:
* Why Facebook?
* Creating Your Facebook Page
* Customizing Your Facebook Page
* How To Make Your Facebook Page Do Tricks
* Your Facebook Community
* Facebook Extras
http://johnhaydon.com/2010/06/complete-facebook-guide-small-nonprofits-ebook/

Here’s a general introduction to writing content for the World Wide Web – http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/webwriting.shtml

If you’re thinking about writing a Social Media policy for your employees to follow, there are a range of them here that might provide some inspiration http://socialmediatoday.com/ralphpaglia/141903/social-media-employee-policy-examples-over-100-companies-and-organizations

http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/advice-support/ict/ict-and-your-role – Lots of useful resources from teams around NCVO to help you do things more effectively and efficiently using technology

SME Technology Forum‘s review of the tools that businesses can use to monitor and respond to social media – http://smetechnologyforum.com/tools/5-must-have-social-media-monitoring-tools/

Technology Toolkit for Start-up Nonprofits: Part Two –  In A Technology Toolkit for Start-up Nonprofits: Part One, guest writer Minal Bopaiah reviewed ten core web-based tools to put in your nonprofit’s “toolkit.”  Today, she suggests next steps and offers a sample step-by-step plan you can adapt to meet your own organization’s social media mission:

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