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An Open Letter to Museums on Twitter

Museum 2.0

Note: this is a geeky post that assumes familiarity with Twitter. If you are new to Twitter, please check out this post for more context.

Wild Apricot Blog : An Introduction to Twitter Hashtags

Wild Apricot Blog

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Twitter Demographics.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been looking for Twitter demographic profiles and just discovered this post from Compete analyzing some recent Twitter data.

Twitter As Charitable Giving Spreader: A Meta Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Let's take a look at the brief history of fundraising on Twitter and lessons learned.  Private, personalized messages, not mass emails.

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

Frogloop

April 25, 2008 | Lisa Neal I need help getting training on how to calculate ROI -- more for our client services and training programs. Thoughts?

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Twitter is the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" I keep thinking the community on twitter or the village is like that too. Photo by Bob Z. Wikipedia

How Much Time Does It Take To Do Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, you can use Twitter as both a listening tool and for participation. Tools to help you participate are Twitter and Co-Comment.

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What's Your Twitter Influence? Social Network Analysis of Your Twitter Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

twInfluence uses social network analysis techniques to analyze your Twitter followers. The Twitterer is the. the Twitterer).

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

SocialFish

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

Twitter. This was the year for twitter. This was the year that nonprofits discovered twitter, and the year I integrated twitter into my workflow. 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. Songbird.

The Nonprofit Twitter Pack: Are you listed?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I got to showing Twitter, I was met with the usual skepticism. The Nonprofit Twitter Pack is here (are you following everyone?).

Developing a Social Media Plan: Lessons from Election 2008

NTEN

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. Go Mobile: Mobile applications have surged in this 2008 and some predict it will make the difference in the election's outcome. For the first time in U.S. 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.

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.

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

NTEN

Set up Twitter searches and see if people are "tweeting" about your organization or industry. Bonus Tip: Rather than email alerts, you can use a feed reader like Google Reader to collect all of your listening alerts and searches from Google, blog search engines and Twitter into one place. What does listening mean? Start easy.

Twitter and Nonprofits

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Twitter and Nonprofits April 10, 2008 This actually was a post to the Progressive Exchange discussion list. love twitter, which in some ways surprises me, and in some ways doesn’t.

Pretty much all you need to know on how to use Twitter

SocialFish

Food for thought and an interesting way to think about Twitter. also wanted to do a round up of posts on how associations can use Twitter. What I would say, though, is that if you are not already on it, it's worth signing up to Twitter now, following all of the above advice, but without sweating it too much. See what you think!

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How Much Time Does Web 2.0 Take?

Museum 2.0

run a Twitter feed. Not satisfied with the puny 140 character limit on Twitter? and museums. provided the Web 2.0 Absolutely. ventures.

Webinar Presentation Tips for Nonprofits and Other Folks

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm teaching my first webinar for a client in a couple weeks. Wahoo! Below are the webinar presenting tips I found. hope you'll share your tips too. 1.

Microsharing: Research Reports from @pistachio and O'Reilly worth your attention

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A couple of recent reports worth your attention. She has also compiled an excellent enterprise reading list on micro-sharing.

Twitter for Dummies: Nominate A Charity to Receive Proceeds - I nominated one of the first Charities to raise money using Twitter.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's when I used Twitter for the first time for fundraising for a charity.   Was that the first a charity used Twitter for fundraising? 

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

Twitter: My updates are unlocked.  Source: Facebook vs LinkedIn Traffic. There are two terrific refleciton questions which caught my eye: 1. 

For ASAE members: Countdown to ASAE 2008

SocialFish

MADDIE'S TOP TEN THINGS TO PLAN TO DO AT ASAE 2008 (sort of in date order): - Ummmm. haven't registered yet? tsk tsk! Check it out here. Flight?

11 Types of Photos Nonprofits Should Post on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Tweeted on Twitter by Rock the Vote. Facebook Flickr Google Plus Pinterest Social Media Tumblr Twitter” and how destructive it is.

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2008's most popular posts

SocialFish

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! over the past year.

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants July 27, 2008 This week, it is my pleasure to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. She makes some great points, and gives good tips to make changes. Be Helpful.

Twitter is Not Pointless, It is Pointillsm

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jay Cross is making a point (couldn't resist) about Twitter by referring to the art work of Georges Seurat who was a pointillist. stuff.

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

Frogloop

May 22, 2008 | Melissa Tooley Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , 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

Frogloop

May 22, 2008 | Melissa Tooley Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. The result was an in-depth eleven page report. All rights reserved.

Micro Fundraising on Twitter: Red Kettle Campaign, Wellwishes cracks $2,000 mark

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've seen first hand how you can leverage your Twitter network to raise money for a good cause really fast.  Tags: twitter

A Bold Experiment in Micro Donations: $2 from 12, 500 Twitter Users To Fund Clean Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Laura Fitton (aka @pistachio ) or otherwise known as the maven of Twitter asks : 1. What can $2 do? 2. What do I want most of all for Christmas?

Digital Natives and Twitter (and RSS)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

None of them had heard of Twitter, let alone used it. thought it would have been a cinch to get my wired family twittering like parakeets.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This idea came to me from Twitter.  And, if nothing else, Twitter can be a terrific muse and stimulate creative thinking.

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

Be A Voice for Darfur is an excellent example of multi-channel campaign designed to bring attention to the appalling genocide in Darfur.  Just Africa.

Twitter: Time Waster or Valuable Tool?

NetWits

How Twitter can help nonprofits spread their message and inform their supporters. From what I’m finding there are a lot of nonprofits that know about Twitter , but have no idea what to do with it. Twitter is an incredible tool that let’s you do two major things. Which means you might be missing what the tool can do for you!

Generating Buzz: Using Social Media to Drive Website Traffic

NTEN

Anne is having a lot of success at doing this on Green Hour's Twitter page. Tip: Distribute the content you've submitted to the bookmarking and news sites through micro-blogging sites like Twitter , Pownce , and Plurk. Danielle Brigida, National Wildlife Federation. Know Your Goals. Good goal: "Increase inbound links by 200%."

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

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November 20, 2008 | Jordan Viator Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. Created a wall of 5,000 signers photos. All rights reserved.

Using Twitter for the First Time

NetWits

My first few weeks on Twitter Let's begin by saying everyone should at least give Twitter a shot - It can be a valuable tool in your social networking tool belt. Now on to my humble beginnings – When I first heard about Twitter I was quick to get an account at twitter.com. Needless to say I dropped it pretty quick.

Successful organizations on Twitter: Wellstone Action

Frogloop

Deanna Zandt (DZ): How long have you been on Twitter? DZ: Was there any organizational resistance to Twitter (or other social media)?

Marnie Webb's Chicken or Egg Question: Twitter or Blogging?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, Marnie Webb asked an interesting question about choice of tools - specifically the choice the question of "Twitter or Blog?"