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3 Ways to Use Social Media in Your Next Fundraising Campaign (and free ebook!)

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I’m honored to be included in a new ebook about marketing, fundraising, and social media. Well, sure – it does happen.

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Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

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Download the full white paper or share it using this link:  [link]  Below are notes from my remarks. The internet is not new. And so on.

Book Review: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

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I recently got my copy of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine. ” And that they do! To Link or Not to Link.

Security and Control: Early thoughts on Google+

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Google+ , the latest iteration on social networking from Google, is here. Privacy. When joining, the presence of ad-recommending data was very clear.

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Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

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The session focused on using core social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to raise awareness and inspire others as a volunteer. Storify.

5 Assumptions Every Community Manager Should Make Daily

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This post is cross-published from NTEN. Read the post and join the conversation on the NTEN blog. hope you’ll share your lessons, too! 1.

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Unlock Fans While Engaging Supporters Beyond Like, Share and Comment

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The mystery of creating real impact using Facebook has eluded many organizations for years now. Grab the trial code at the bottom of the post!

Crowdsourcing vs Community-sourcing: What’s the difference and the opportunity?

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Last week I presented for my second time with Nonprofit Webinars. Slides. Community sourcing vs Crowdsourcing. Notes. Definitions. The Cloud. Elements.

Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

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Ultimately, it’s less about the amount of time and more about the consistency – and planning, tracking, and everything else! Templates.

Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

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Last week, I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference here in New York. Presentation Slides. Examples.

Have you said goodbye to Facebook custom tabs?

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You can see a larger version of the graphic here.). Have you rearranged content to highlight a Welcome or Action custom tab at the top of your Page?

Try Qriously for free: Real-time data for your organization!

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And here’s the offer: 5 Nonprofits, 5000 Responses. The folks at Qriously think so, too. You have to share what you learn! That’s it!

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DIY Social Media Management

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Yesterday, I had a lot of fun giving another webinar for Nonprofit Webinars, this time focused on DIY Social Media Management. Listening Dashboard.

Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street

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“The revolution will not be televised.” Maybe not. Online Homebase. One key element is the use of an online homebase. Brought to you Live.

So, You’re Thinking About Blogging? How To: Create a Blog for your Organization

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Last year, I had the unique privilege to help facilitate The Local Philanthropy Workshop with the TechSoup Romania team. And here’s how to start!

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

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The full keynote and presentation are below. Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. You can read her poem, Untitled, here.

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Case Study from Stories of Our City: Using Qriously to get feedback from the world

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Qriously is a new application that puts questions you ask out to the world (or country, region, etc.) The data is clearly laid out. Funny or Dramatic.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

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Citizen-Powered Response. Social media, like all technology, is developed by people. Direct Content. What’s so important or interesting about this?

Interview: SXSW4Japan Raises over $120,000 #sxswcares

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Last month, the Japan earthquake and tsunami occurred on March 11th 2011, the first day of the conference. How did you co-created the campaign?

Community Engagement and Social Media for Public Media

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Both of these presentations had participants primarily from the public media sector. Defining Community. Engaging Community. Using Social Media.

New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

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—– I’m really excited by tools that enable digital or transmedia storytelling. Do you have a hyperlocal online network/space?

Great reads from around the web on May 9th

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I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Find out how easy it is. and Canada.

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New on SSIR: Innovating at the Speed of Communities

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If you share feedback or examples that make their way, I’ll certainly give you credit. Libraries can and should be doing the same.

Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

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I’m in Austin, TX, today engaging with librarians, digital curators, and technologists working at the nexus of communities and knowledge at the Electronic Resources and Libraries annual conference. Below, I’ve shared my keynote remarks and slides and I hope you’ll share your ideas and further the conversation in the comments.

In Defense of Community Managers

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Have you ever heard the phrase “herding cats&# used for our work? There are definitely times when community building and even campaigning or organizing feels just like that! Background. It is a meeting place, or a cross roads for nonprofit, business and civil society groups to come together around improving the state. What do you think?

Fostering Innovation and Enterprise: Thoughts on supporting the sector from #giveandtech

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The other panelists spoke about the projects they’ve been a part of, things they’ve developed and things they’ve helped produce.

NYU Guest Lecture: Data for Strategy Building and Storytelling

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want to share the slides here and especially some of the links and resources. Presentation. Data: Strategy and Storytelling. Resources. link]. link].

Marketing and Engagement: Making the most of your Emails

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Last week, I visited Omaha, Nebraska, and had a great time presenting to the PRSA Nebraska chapter. View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward.

Changing our vision of Change: Revisiting the Pollyanna Principles

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The article featured Malaria No More, and their vision of the project’s work: to end Malaria. Read the full article. ]. Now, what? 

The Evolution of NPTech: Keynote and slides

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Yesterday, I had the huge honor and pleasure to present the keynote at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits ‘ NPTech Conference, eStrategy in an iWorld. It was a terrific conference, with people from all areas of the state and all areas of the sector. If you have other questions, or other ideas, please share them! So let’s dive in! Roles.

Book Review and Giveaway: The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising

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Do you work in a communications department? It isn’t always about social media. Do you work on the development team? Blasphemy, I know!

February 2011 Community Builder Chat Wrap-Up #CommBuild

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Get the chat archive! The conversation in this month’s chat focused on these questions: How to best stay motivated and motivate your community team.

7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers from CauseVox

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I’m really excited to share this free ebook from the folks at CauseVox. Download the free ebook 7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers.

Your Nonprofit Video in the Spotlight (and on YouTube’s Homepage)

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The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest is back and calling for your best 2011 nonprofit videos! Are you a nonprofit? Did your organization create impactful videos in 2011? Do you want your organization to be recognized for making great videos and maybe win some incredible prizes? Perfect. So what do the winning nonprofits get for participating?

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Community Building begins with Community Organizing

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Yesterday, I had a very fun time presenting with my friend and colleague Debra Askanase at the 2 011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service.

Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

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[Note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the December 2011 issue of  NTEN:Change. By Julie Macalik, with  Greenlights for Nonprofit Success.

Vote for the Winners of the 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards!

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[This post is cross-posted from the NTEN blog.]. With so many incredible videos submitted to this year’s contest it was no easy task, but judges in the  6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards  have narrowed down the field of entries to 16 finalists. The 16 finalist videos can be watched on the  Contest homepage. You can vote once per day.

New on SSIR: Slacktivism, the gateway to change?

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My latest post is up on the Stanford Social Innovation Review – you can read it and join the conversation at SSIR or read the repost below. —– I’ve been thinking about slacktivism a lot lately. My guest lecture notes cover the first point, and today I want to share a few ideas about slacktivism as a gateway to change. years!)

My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

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Jason is the Media Director and My Colorado Project Manger for Community Shares of Colorado. What was the process, costs, and development of MCP like?

Slideshare and Pinterest for Nonprofits

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I’m a monthly guest on Tony Martignetti’s Nonprofit Radio (which you already know because you’re a subscriber , right?) Pinterest.