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Social Media Fundraising, Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election


President Barack Obama raised nearly $410 million dollars through individual contributions in 2008. … Online Fundraising Social Media event fundraising fundraising nonprofit social media Peer to Peer Fundraising social media for non profits Social Media for Nonprofits Social Media Strategy

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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Rockstar Nairobi Social Entrepreneur

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

She’s an incredible social entrepreneur I just visited with in Nairobi, Kenya. Carol Wanjiku is the CEO of Daproim. and we needed more help.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

also want to them to discover and follow their own sense of social activism.  When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair.

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Favorite Do-Good Books of 2008

Have Fun - Do Good

PhilanTopic included the book on its list of Best Philanthropy-Related Books of 2008. 3. What are some your favorite do-good books from 2008?

President's Update: Summer 2008

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Well, I just got my first one out in 2008! Benetech is drawing top talent by offering Silicon Valley tech jobs with a social purpose.

Are You STILL Trying to Sell Social Media at Work?


At some point, almost EVERYONE at wants to lay claim to a company’s social media presence. You can just sell social to sell social.

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Social Enterprise World Forum 2008 - Part Two

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Social Enterprise World Forum 2008 was great for gaining a perspective on an island with a great deal of innovative social enterprise.

11 Types of Photos Nonprofits Should Post on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Over the last six months I have been pondering heavily this popular concept that “Social media is free!” Thought-Provoking Photos.

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Social Media Tips for Nonprofits


There’s little question that social media is growing in popularity and becoming more of a mainstream activity. Keep Your Audience Engaged.

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


Social media is all the buzz these days. While it's relatively easy to dabble in social media, listening is the critical component in developing a social media strategy that is right for both your audience and your objectives. Because social media is open and public by nature, listening is not only welcome -- it's expected.

Developing a Social Media Plan: Lessons from Election 2008


Election 2008 is remarkable for so many reasons. While campaigns employ a variety of communications tactics to win an election (from door knocking to lawn signs to TV commercials), it may be hard to determine exactly what role social media tools have played in this historic year. What is your social media strategy?

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

According to the American Red Cross , A recent Red Cross survey asked 1,058 adults about their use of social media sites in emergency situations.

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.

How Many Hours Per Week Should Your Nonprofit Invest in Social Media?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Deciding What Social Media Tools to Use. The truth is that you get out of social media what you put into it. LinkedIn: 5 Hours Weekly.

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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

Tell us about your job?  Is it 100% social media or does it include other online/Internet marketing? that are easy to grab and use.

The (Lil) Green Patch Facebook app has now donated $33,600 to TNC's Facebook Cause

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lil) Green Patch is a social gardening game. The most recent donation was made May 1, 2008 to the Adopt An Acre. raised per nonprofit.

Anticipate - Personalize - Integrate


Tags: API Blackbaud NetCommunity Generation Y Technology NetWits Newsletters Social Networking Internet Marketing

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).

3 Things Every Board Member Should Know About Social Media


Not all social media channels are created equal. Read on for more about what every board member needs to know about social media.

Has Your Nonprofit Considered Race and Class in Your Social Media Strategy?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

But internet users of the same race have recently begun clustering on certain social media websites. Watch Video. Via BBC News Magazine : .

My Top 16 tools of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Elgg is the open source social network management system. 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. They also span the range of proprietary, SaaS, and Open Source. Open Source Tools. 1. Songbird. CiviCRM. Freemind.

To the Small Nonprofits on the Social Web: 5,000 is the Magic Number

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There is absolutely a math to social media  and once you hit that 5,000 mark, you’ll begin experience a faster pace of growth. Blush.

A Guide To Facebook Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

However, deploying Facebook Apps to raise money for social causes is still in its early stages. It is a quick read and very useful. organic,???

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How To Think Like A Nonprofit Social Media Genius View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: nonprofit socialmedia ).

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

They started with a survey to examine people's experience using social networks.   How do you use social networks? Other posts.

Fighting Arts Cuts in Bad Economy With Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's a social media infused campaign to fight 100% arts budget cut in Ottawa, Canada. Arts advocates have always fought back.

Landing Page Optimization for Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


May 22, 2008 | Melissa Tooley Copyright © 2008, , Inc. The result was an in-depth eleven page report. All rights reserved.

Landing Page Optimization for Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


May 22, 2008 | Melissa Tooley Copyright © 2008, , Inc. The result was an in-depth eleven page report. All rights reserved.

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.

[Cool Social Tools] DonorDrive Ups Your Fundraising Game


Cool Social Tools Nimble Nonprofit————-. This industry first coaches supporters to be better fundraisers.

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Social Media: You're Probably Doing It Wrong


Let''s be honest, social media is progressing and changing every single day and most people don''t have the time to keep up with the most effective way to do social media. We''ll also walk you through crucial crisis management tips to keep on hand and how to overcome common social media obstacles as well as learn from your mistakes.

Creature Comfort: Where are the Couches in Museums?

Museum 2.0

It was an educational space with content, just different, focused more on a social experience. There was funky music. There were lovely couches.

Women Rule Social Networks


Did you know that women also dominate social networks? According to a Pew study, in 2008 women comprised 53% of social networking site users. Over the past two years, women have increased their social networking usage and now comprise 56% of the social networking consumer base.

Demo 2008: Good2Gether Uses Social Technology to Help Nonprofits | Epicenter from

AFP Blog

Demo 2008: Good2Gether Uses Social Technology to Help Nonprofits | Epicenter from "Founder Gregory McHale came up with the idea for Good2Gether while looking up information on Hurricane Katrina. He created a widget which.

[Cool Social Tools] Donor Drive


During this same two-year time period, overall dollars for clients that raise over a million a year through DonorDrive were up over 69% as well.

Social Media: What To Do If Your Boss Doesn’t Get It

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In June 2007, I presented my first social media training to a small group of nonprofits in Lowell, MA. It was the optimal time for early adoption of social media by nonprofits, and it’s no coincidence that the nonprofits that embraced these new tools in 2006 through 2008 are today the most successful nonprofits on the Social Web.

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Trend Blend 2009: A Map of Time and Tide

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You may remember the very popular Trend Blend 2007 and Trend Blend 2008 which used transportation themes.  Anxiety. Volatility. Uncertainty.

NpTech Summary: Nonprofit and Social Change Digg Redux

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Should there be a nonprofit and social change category on Digg? The question was also discussed over at Social Actions. Digg it here ).

Free2choose and the Social Dimension of Polling Interactives

Museum 2.0

Early in the life of this blog, I stumbled into a taxonomy of how social platforms work that I call the hierarchy of participation.