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Philly Give Camp – Technical Help for Nonprofits!

Does your non-profit organization need a new website?  Time to escape those Excel spreadsheets and get a real donor database?  Trying to figure out how to build your social media presence? Don’t have a budget to afford technical development?  If so, then you should apply for GiveCamp 2013!

 

The 3rd annual Philadelphia Give Camp will take place January 18-20, 2013 in Malvern, PA . We are now accepting applications on a first-come first-served basic.  The deadline for applications is December 31st.

For more information, visit www.phillygivecamp.org

OMG! My Grandparents R My BFF!

Young adults texting. Socializing on cellphones.Forget the Sunday night phone call. Grandparents and grandkids are connecting— and connected—as never before.

Certainly, it’s nothing new that kids are plugging in and staying connected. But what is new is that it may be a grandparent on the other end of that virtual tin can—and that technology is bridging the vast age and distance gap that has long divided the generations. “A group of us was having dinner, and one woman had to tell her husband to put his iPod Touch away. He was emailing his grandchildren,” says Mary Henderer, a Wilmington, Del., grandmother of four.

It’s a perfect storm of demographics and technology.

As a group, grandparents and grandchildren have plenty in common. They have free time, disposable income for gadgets and gizmos, and a keen interest in staying in touch with people. continue reading>>

Source: The Wall Street Therapy

Elders on Facebook, Twitter?

Facebook Login ScreenMany elder advocates approve of seniors “staying connected” via the Internet and cell phone. An information clearinghouse known as The Eldercare Locator has released a series of tips to help older people understand how to use these technologies. The Eldercare Locator’s guide “Staying Connected: Technology Options for Older Adults” teaches older adults how to use technology tools including texting, emailing and social networking websites (such as Facebook). The guide also explains YouTube, Twitter, Skype, Instant Messaging and blogging in addition to how to maintain safety and privacy. continue reading>>
Source: Tauton Daily Gazette
Image Source: Washington Examiner

Teens Take Elders to Tech Boot Camp

Al Kouba, who lives in Bend, Ore., was told by his son in California that his family’s Christmas letter would only be posted on Facebook—not mailed …

So he turned to a technology expert: his 15-year-old granddaughter, Marlee Norr. But as Marlee explained the steps to log on to the social-networking site, Mr. Kouba protested: “Look, kid, I’m 77 years old! I’m not quite as swift as I used to be.” Both laughed, says Marlee, also of Bend, and she agreed to “back up and slow down.” continue reading>>

Source: Wall Street Journal

For elderly, wired world holds terror – or delight

How do your grandparents feel about computers?

They grew up in a time when technology meant a wall telephone, a TV set with three channels, and a radio. Today they’re in the midst of a monumental transition. While some senior citizens are handling the rapid rise of the Internet age well — e-mailing, posting family photos on Facebook, paying bills online — for many it has prompted sheer terror.

To read full article, written by Sam Allis (Global Staff), visit Boston.com

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