New Nonprofit News Source

Lori Halley 23 March 2008 3 comments

Do you find that the wealth of information online is a mixed blessing? True, almost anything a nonprofit organization might need to know can be discovered on the internet... eventually. On the other hand, information overload can be simply overwhelming. If you work for a nonprofit that's just beginning to investigate taking your show on the internet, where do you begin to read and learn?

Alltop, all the top stories Alltop.com is a new site that developer Guy Kawasaki describes as an "online magazine rack," a fast way to see the latest information on a given topic. The page at http://nonprofit.alltop.com, for example, delivers the latest from the nonprofit sector. It shows the latest five headlines from "all the top sources" - hence the site name - with one page per subject area. Hover your mouse over each headline to get a sample of the text, then click to read whatever looks most interesting to you.

Tech-savvy internet users will point out that they can do much the same thing with their own hand-picked feed subscriptions, but as Kawasaki explains, "our goal is to satisfy the information needs of the 99% of Internet users who will never use an RSS feed reader or create a custom page."

For those users, Alltop.com offers a quick way to check on "what's the buzz" in a wide range of popular subject areas, from celebrity gossip to social media. And for a nonprofit organization just edging its way into online activity, http://nonprofit.alltop.com is a convenient and accessible starting point.

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Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Sunday, 23 March 2008 at 6:48 PM

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Comments

  • Robin Reagler said:

    Monday, 24 March 2008 at 7:03 AM

    Another great resource--thanks, Rebecca!

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Monday, 24 March 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Glad it's useful to you, Robin - lately, I've even been using http://nonprofit.alltop.com as my web browser's 'home' page as a quick way to get 'up to speed' on the nonprofit news each morning!

  • Wild Apricot Blog said:

    Tuesday, 29 July 2008 at 1:13 PM

    RSS is a very powerful technology , useful for anyone to gather and digest many information sources in

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