4YOURMISSION – A Blog by Mobile Beacon

Make your last fundraising push of the year a valuable one!

November 21, 2013

    With Thanksgiving upon us, we’ve officially entered the “Holiday season.” You know, that cookie-baking, turkey-eating, charitable-giving time of year. It’s coming up faster than a Nor’easter in Maine, and the push is on for nonprofits to boost the bottom line. How? With last minute gift donations (think Heifer International) and reminders that givers […]

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Social Fundraising

November 8, 2013

    With 33% of all online gifts being given in December and donors giving 80% larger gifts on average, the holiday season provides the #1 fundraising opportunity of the year for many nonprofit orginizations. Peer-to-peer fundraising (crowdfunding) can magnify your efforts by engaging more of the supporters you already have while gaining new ones […]

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How one Library is “Loaning out the Internet” using Mobile Technology

October 24, 2013

  People rely on their neighborhood library to borrow books, there  magazines,  and movies. But borrowing the Internet? How does that work? Providence Community Library (PCL) is leading the way.

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Library Photo Collections from Around the World   Celebrating National Friends Of Libraries Week!

Library Photo Collections from Around the World Celebrating National Friends Of Libraries Week!

October 23, 2013

    We’ve compiled all of the library photo collections we’ve shared over National Friends of Libraries week 2013! Check out some of the most interesting, smallest, coolest, most beautiful, modern, and of course mobile libraries from around the world!  

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I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN

October 2, 2013

  Librarians: How many “social hats” do you wear? This infographic shows how the social environment librarians navigate today is more complex than ever before. Do you consider yourself a “social librarian”?

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Community broadband. Coming to a city near you?

September 12, 2013

    More and more, today’s communities are striving to become digitally inclusive. They’re offering affordable, quality Internet services and working with anchor institutions in all sectors to ensure residents get the access they need. It’s a trend taking hold across the country.   Hundreds of municipal broadband locations are already in place, and many now […]

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Digital Divide Infographic

September 11, 2013

    The Internet Revolution has placed knowledge and power in the hands of the people. But this shift has not empowered equally. The following infographic by OnlineITdegree.net describes how America’s disadvantaged have been left behind, further deepening social divides.

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AUPs protect you and your organization

August 15, 2013

  What it is An acceptable usage policy (AUP) is a set of rules applied by the owner or manager (you) of a network, website or large IT system that restricts the ways in which the network, website or system may be used. The AUP is an integral part of security policies for businesses, universities, […]

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Infographic: Your Password is Obsolete

August 7, 2013

  Do your passwords have the strength of character to protect you?  Can they fight the evil forces like hackers, phishers and spyware?  Or are they just a click away from being cracked? The infographic highlights best and worst practices to help to protect your information online.

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Do you embrace BYOD?

July 24, 2013

  At first glance, BYOD (bring your own device) looks like a magical solution. It helps solve funding challenges for schools looking to implement 1:1 programs, it enables teachers to integrate online learning into the classroom, and it frees students from network limitations. But it presents challenges as well, ranging from security concerns to possible […]

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