A collaborative environment is a great way to generate ideas, but our thought process is often lost after a brainstorming session, especially in larger organizations.
Kluster is a group decision-making tool that showcases the benefits of large (30+) collaborative sessions. Begin by creating public or private groups, where members can rate the idea based on criteria you set like overall concept, potential ROI, ease-of-understanding, strategic direction or uniqueness. Freddie Laker even suggests using it for certain client collaborations.
I tried creating an account to get the process started, but didn’t find it very intuitive.
Does anyone currently use Kluster or feel like this is a tool that could be useful for your agency?
This year’s theme for the DoGooderTV Nonprofit Video Awards is “Everyone’s Doing It”, which encourages submissions from organizational vlogs, staff-produced web clips and high-end, professionally produced videos.
If your organization made a video in 2008, you’re encouraged to submit as many entries as you like.
Entry fee: $0
Entry deadline: March 26, 2009
Winners announced: April 26-28, 2009
Winners will be featured in the online NonProfit Times, receive a Flip video camera and image licenses from Reuters and other video tools.
Posted in Ideas, Nonprofit
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Today’s traveler has their hands full managing all the details of a typical trip with the plethora of available travel sites.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org your travel confirmation emails (airline, hotel, etc.) and TripIt will create a master travel itinerary including the addition of daily weather and local maps. You will even have the opportunity to book restaurants, tickets and more right from within the online itinerary.
Decide what and with whom you want to share your itinerary, such as friends and fellow travelers to see when your travel plans overlap.
Posted in Innovation, Managing
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Mark Cuban is offering to fund your business plan in an “open source funding environment“. The hope is to create businesses that need a jump start to get the ball rolling and create revenue and jobs fairly quickly. If you meet his criteria – and are willing to take the risk – post your idea on his blog and see what happens.
Seth Godin has also offered up a list of business ideas generated by nine “students” in his Alternative MBA program. If you don’t have an idea to start with, take one of these suggestions and turn into something tangible.
Posted in Ideas, Innovation, Managing
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YourFonts turns your own handwriting into a font for free. You also have the option to include your signature and these OpenType fonts can be used on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux machines.
The first step is to print and fill out the template. You write each letter in a “cell”, which contains horizontal guidelines that help you write the characters in the correct dimensions.
After you save, scan and upload your template, you can download and install the fonts on your computer. Now, you can use your actual handwriting in your own documents!
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