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How to Influence People in Online Communities


Social Networking – Relating it to Six Ways to Make People Like You. Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The organizations listed are profiled by other young people. 2.  When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair.

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An Open Letter to Museums on Twitter

Museum 2.0

And do you really think there are people out there, sitting at home with nothing to do, waiting for Twitter to tell them where to go next?

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Viral benefit of social networks : if you have a network in place, you might increase your chances of reaching a lot of people during a crisis.

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ASAE 2008 Here I come!


But really, I think the most important part of a conference like this is what happens in the unscheduled times, in random hallway meetings, in conversations with the people you sit next to at lunch that you find some unexpected connection with. Here's my original schedule post. Here's a few others' - Jeff, Elizabeth , Jamie.

The Future of Authority: Platform Power

Museum 2.0

In these conversations, people often say, "don't expert voices matter?" Other person: "But doesn't that erode museums' authority?" Me: "No."

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My design question:  What is the best way to use this approach for a full-day workshop for 300 people? Colorado Project. Some Reflections.

2008 Tech Museum Awards Global Call for Nominations

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And, no, we're not looking for people to nominate a Benetech project this year: spread the wealth].

Dragonair Hauls Rami off the Plane

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Apparently, they have a little manual that says blind people have to sit in a window seat. Gradually, more and more folks came onto the plane.

Top 10 blog posts of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Here’s the top 10 list for 2008: 1) Remember when 1 MB was alot ? wrote this post back in 2005, and it is the most popular in 2008! It’s actually because someone included it in a Wikipedia Article (no, it wasn’t me.). 2) Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants on July 27th. One of my frank and painful posts on the topic.

Authenticity is the new Cool and other lessons from my Pecha Kucha Session at ASAE 2008


ASAE & The Center 2008 San Diego) view presentation tags: discovery insights ideas story Jeff De Cagna and I conducted a session at ASAE using the Japanese presentation format Pecha Kucha , where the entire presentation is done using 20 slides (images only, minimal or no text) for a maximum of 20 seconds each (totaling 6 minutes and 40 seconds).

My Top 16 tools of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

love discovering new music, seeing what people I know are listening to, and learning more about what I listen to over time. So what tools did you come to depend on in 2008? These span the range from tools I use every day or every week, to tools use more occasionally, but depend on. Open Source Tools. 1. Songbird. CiviCRM. Freemind.

Developing a Social Media Plan: Lessons from Election 2008


Election 2008 is remarkable for so many reasons. As agents of social change, there is a great deal the nonprofit sector can learn from Election 2008. More than 85 million people have watched Barack Obama on You Tube and 22 million have watched John McCain videos—all of them include a "tell-a-friend" link. Tools you can Use.

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

wanted to share my favorite networks of 2008 - innovative sites which either launched, re-launched, or took off in unexpected ways in the past year.

Creature Comfort: Where are the Couches in Museums?

Museum 2.0

There were people working and eating and chatting and reading. People are always saying “Where are the…?” There was funky music. Signage.

A Roundup of New Year's Predictions, Resolutions, and Best Of 2008

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Round up of New Year's Reflections, Best Ofs, and Predictions for 2008. Lucy Bernholz takes a look at buzzwords in philanthropy in 2008.

Managing Technology Change: Imagine All the People


That missing piece is the people -- those individuals affected by the technology that is being implemented. It's important not to forget that your organization is made up of people and, therefore, consideration for the effects of the technology change on these people is important to the success of the project. Communication.

Got Your Ears On? How to Listen to Your Audience Using Social Media


Set up Twitter searches and see if people are "tweeting" about your organization or industry. You can also find people you know on Facebook simply by importing your email list from Outlook. If you do this on a regular basis, you are likely to find that every few weeks, more people have signed up. Set up Google Alerts.


What's the opportunity cost when a nonprofit blocks employees from using social network sites during work hours?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

2008 has been a record year for disasters and therefore a record year for disaster response.  that are easy to grab and use.

Webinar Presentation Tips for Nonprofits and Other Folks

Have Fun - Do Good

Your first slide should let people know that the meeting will be starting shortly. 4. Review guidelines, like how people can participate (i.e.

How Much Time Does Web 2.0 Take?

Museum 2.0

If reviews include incorrect information, add your own comment giving helpful information about hours, prices, and new cool things people might like.

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Twitter As Charitable Giving Spreader: A Meta Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What seem to work was: Some influential people responding publically that they had donated. Private, personalized messages, not mass emails.

Step-by-Step: How To Set Up A Nonprofit Listening Post (Twitter - Part 1)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Step 4: Find People. Start with a couple of people who you know or who represent the group of people you want to listen to.

Where I'm Coming From

Museum 2.0

walk around and get a sense for people and place. University people also care about learning, even if they execute it in traditional ways.

Professional Networking: Just for Fun or Part of Your Job Or Combination? Tips for managing multi-memberships in social networks?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The illustration above shows the overlap between people who use LinkedIn and Facebook.  The "CAN" and "FAN" are people you know pretty well. 

My Birthday Cause: Free Geek!

Amy Sample Ward

I have a birthday coming up and over the weekend I received an email from Causes, the social change application in Facebook. 

How to Design from Virtual Metaphor to Real Experience, and an Example

Museum 2.0

Tagging is a term that refers to people assigning keywords (“tags”) to things. First, some background on tagging. Why are folksonomies useful?

2008's most popular posts


but in the meantime I started making a list for myself of all the posts that people keep asking me for the links to, because these themes seem to come up again and again, and then (doh!) I realized this might be a useful roundup of the hottest topics of 2008 from this blog. What a year this has turned out to be, huh! Code name: RUTI.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards


Here are the results for the 2008 Innovator Awards: Advocacy campaign or program. 58,000 people voted (12% of total file) and acquired 9000 new donors, waising $50k usinge "soft" asks within two emails. Each year, at the annual Convio Summit, Convio honors a few of their clients who have pushed the envelope with their online campaigns.

Digital Citizen 2008

Beaconfire Wire

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend ForeSee Results ‘ Digital Citizen 2008 Summit.  I was only able to attend the first half of the event due to client meetings in the afternoon. One morning session was fairly sales-oriented. But the best session I was able to attend was Eric Peterson’s opening keynote.

Dreamforce 2008 post-mortem - back to the cheap seats

Judi Sohn

finally got to meet folks from the Nonprofit Salesforce NPSF Google group that I had gotten to know online, reconnected with friends from the Philadelphia and New York user group communities and with people I met at NTEN’s NTC last year. 200 people maybe? Oh, the details! No expense was spared, and lots of open bars.

How Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions Going?

Have Fun - Do Good

We're half way through 2008, so I thought I'd share how mine are going, and check in on yours. How are your 2008 Activist Resolutions going?

What Cross-Platform Gaming is Doing for Books. and Can Do for Museums

Museum 2.0

Few people obsessively reread the same book over and over, especially if the "next" book is coming in only 4 months. Scholastic realized that.

How Much Does a Nonprofit Website Cost?


Top quality websites are typically designed and built by a team of people - perhaps a graphic designer, a navigation expert, a content specialist, a design implementer, and an serious programmer. Ah, it's the eternal question: how much should I expect to pay for a website? Well, it does depend. 50,000 A lot opens up in this price range.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


58,000 people voted (12% of total file) and Defenders acquired 9000 new donors, raising $50k using "soft" asks within two emails.

How To Think Like A Nonprofit Social Marketing Genius: What's Your Brilliant Thought?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

People think that it is the best to connect/follow/ have in your network those you know well = Strong ties.  tags: nonprofit socialmedia ).

The Save Darfur Coalition’s "Be A Voice For Darfur" - A Stellar Example of A Multi-Channel Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Despite numerous dedicated efforts to end this crisis, Darfuri people are still suffering and struggling to survive. Darfur Voices. Just Africa.

What, Why, and How of Facebook Pages: An Expertise Roundup from Mari Smith, Jesse Stay, Collin Douma, and Others

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As the chart above details, people who join Facebook Pages fall into three different profiles. Well, she just posted something and it rocks.


Museum Skunkworks: Carving Out a Place for Risk-Taking

Museum 2.0

Where's the bottom-up option for people who are motivated to do something new within sprawling, bogged-down places? It's small and isolated.

HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Since this brought dogfighting into the spotlight and put it on the minds of many Americans, we figured it was a good time to reach out to people.