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Using the Social Web to Make Local Impact

NetWits

Friday, October 2, 2009, is LIVE STRONG Day. As part of the LIVESTRONG Action campaign the LIVE STRONG day is focused on unifying people from all around the world through local events and activities that celebrate cancer survivorship. Let’s have a look

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Best Campaigns of 2009

Frogloop

The people who work in online advocacy and fundraising are some of the most creative people I know. The result?

Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

Connection Cafe

Remember, this is a free tool, one that people use to focus attention and galvanize action. Author: Jordan Viator. via @ ehrenfoss.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Taking Action or Fundraising: You're using social media tactics to spur supporters to action or donate. Identify Objectives. Resources.

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Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Amy Sample Ward

I’ve followed and supported the work of Peter Deitz and Social Actions ever since hearing about his passion and ideas a few years ago.

Punching Up Your Action Alerts and Online Fundraising Appeals

Frogloop

As a consultant for nonprofits and political campaigns, I receive a ton of action alerts and fundraising appeals every day. So speak to them.

10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

It’s where people go to gather news, resources and discuss issues. April 28, 2009 | Joanna M. All great questions! Agreed! 2.

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Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is Here!

Amy Sample Ward

The Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is now officially open! Change Tags: change the web challenge social actions 09ntc

Punching Up Your Action Alerts and Online Fundraising Appeals - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Tone Is Action Oriented But Casual "If Republicans convince voters that clean energy legislation amounts to a new tax, Obamas plan is toast.

Social Actions’ Change The Web Challenge in Oxford

Amy Sample Ward

Next time inspiration strikes you to make a difference, the opportunities to take action will be but one click away.

Blog for Choice Day 2009

Connection Cafe

Today is Blog for Choice Day 2009 , an event organized by NARAL Pro-Choice America. binds the members more tightly to the organization.

2009 eCampaigning Review Released

Amy Sample Ward

Resources or capacity are still an issue - the big organizations do better with online actions.  This isn’t really a surprise as bigger organizations naturally have more people/staff and time, technical capacity and so on (many groups working on advocacy have only a couple people vs a large organization with hundreds).

People, Tools and Help, but mostly People

Connection Cafe

Each of these folks has a lot to say about using social media tools as a way for people, from non-profits or not from non-profits, to reach out and generate some support for any cause and generate change in the world. If one person acts to help another, then at least two people know about it. using the tools. And the chain continues

New SSIR Post: Will 2009 Bring Social Learning Spaces to Life?

Amy Sample Ward

Social media spaces can be supported and grown on and offline.  If your organization has an offline, real world event for volunteers, be sure to have digital cameras and video cameras available if possible for people to capture ideas and take-aways from conversations.  But that’s it.  Why is this our pattern? 

The Art of Getting ReTweeted

Frogloop

Twitter’s most Suggested Users (Comprised of Famous People and News Networks) are Less ReTweetable. BTW, Zarrella is not a fan of the idea "engage in conversations." He says it's not "actionable advice" and that tweets should be "contagious." Calls to Action Work. Is there an art to getting ReTweeted on Twitter?

National Potluck: a virtual event in action

Connection Cafe

NMAI is asking supporters to host a potluck on or around November 28, 2009 (the 20th anniversary of President George H. W. Author: Sally Heaven.

My Social Actions - is it yours, too?

Amy Sample Ward

Peter Deitz, the founder of SA, has shared his 10 Ways to Make a Difference on Social Actions - a guide to using SA to make a difference. 

Three Lessons in Social Media Fundraising

NTEN

total of nearly 2 million dollars raised from nearly 75,000 people means there were a few lessons learned. The key here is another point from the report: Social media tends to work best for organizations in an "Action-re?ection-revision-action" But, to borrow a cliche, social media doesn't raise money, people raise money.  .

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10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications

Frogloop

Katie Harbath of DCI who joined me on the panel “Every Question I Was too Embarrassed to Ask about Technology&# said that this is one of the best resources of data when you begin to search for people to build your social media community. It’s where people go to gather news, resources and discuss issues. All great questions!

Wanna chat about the Web? Join Social Actions’ chat series!

Amy Sample Ward

Social Actions , a nonprofit organizaiton designed to make it easy for you to make a difference by connecting you with actions and opportunities from across the world and across the web.  Who: You can see who is attending in the Facebook Event or the Social Actions Event page. Details: Time: 11 am - 12 pm PST.

Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup

NTEN

At the end of that panel, we all hoped there would be a larger nonprofit presence on the agenda for this 2009. And yes, indeed, in 2009 there were  many more panel proposals. Networking Good: How to Win Money and Mobilize People! Taking action for social change without lifting a finger. The SXSW Interactive Festival.

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Guest Post by Gaurav Mishra: The 4Cs Social Media Framework

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mastering each tool individually seems like a lot of work and a lot of people give up even before they begin. The 4Cs Social Media Framework.

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Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

Ask them to take action 4. Websites: First and foremost: Your Website is You, Online! For many friends, your website is your organization.

What the Business Sector Can Learn from Nonprofits

NTEN

Within in minutes, several people in my twitter community who were also tired of seeing women excluded from conference panels, signed the petition and retweeted it to their followers, who then retweeted it to their followers. Allyson Kapin, Rad Campaign. live in a world full of progressives. The consultants I work with are progressive.

Looking forward to 2009

Judi Sohn

In addition to moving towards our objective, we also have to make sure people understand and appreciate the benefit of the short gain. 2009 is going to be an interesting year. We’re not trying to figure out how to tell people what they want to hear. Social Actions Blog. resolution, if you will. After 3.5 Beth Kanter.

Three Powerful Ways to Engage Millennials Backed by Research

John Haydon

Since 2009, The Millennial Impact Project has shown you how millennials are engaging with the causes they care about.

Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Amy Sample Ward

We succeed when we work together… Chain Reaction is a community of people, passionate about social change, who are saying ‘we can make a difference’. This is a great way to pull in new people to the tweetup experience and a super opportunity to keep conversations going even longer from the event. Who is speaking at Chain Reaction 2009?

Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Amy Sample Ward

We succeed when we work together… Chain Reaction is a community of people, passionate about social change, who are saying ‘we can make a difference’. This is a great way to pull in new people to the tweetup experience and a super opportunity to keep conversations going even longer from the event. Who is speaking at Chain Reaction 2009?

Taking Action

Frogloop

Have we somehow morphed into a people of entitlement and are no longer part of the solution? Who is “they&# anyway?

My Top 5 Highlights from the 2009 Convio Summit Nonprofit Conference with video highlights

Connection Cafe

And the final day's reflection video (below) highlights some of the keys takeaways from people who attended. Author: Jordan Viator.

My Goals For 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Think of how you want to be successful in 2009.  What are your goals for 2009? Flickr Photo from SteveTookIt. So, I've decided to use it.

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Making Smarter Decisions: Five Business Intelligence Myths

NTEN

It's easy for us to see if we need to take action in any particular area to bring numbers up. johmmerritt said:  BI = very broad term encompassing assets: people, data, skills, tech. As with anything, the biggest challenges in doing BI right are going to be those pesky people you work with. want to eat statistics for dinner.

Notes from 10NTC Community Call - Agenda!

NTEN

dmarx from Energy Action Coalition gave a really awesome presentation at Google this week on how he and his team are using online tools to not only communicate / collaborate as a team but also using those tools to communicate out to members of their coalition and the voting public at large. Civic Actions on website content strategy and SEO.

Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social networks like Twitter connect us with people online who share our interests or passions about making the world a better place.  

People Powered Movement Photo Contest

Have Fun - Do Good

In response, the Alliance is holding a People Powered Movement Photo Contest. The deadline to submit your photo(s) is November 31, 2009.

On 2/2/2009: Help Social Actions Raise $20,009 for 2009 Campaign

Social Actions

Monday, February 2, 2009 is the final day of Social Actions' $20,009 for 2009 campaign.

Gobs and Gobs of Data: Strategies for Visualizing and Sharing Policy Content

NTEN

If your data is doing all of the above, then people will be interacting with and using your data, understanding the story your data tells, and discovering stories of their own within the data. Kurt Voelker, Forum One Communications. Policy-oriented organizations have long produced dizzying amounts of statistical content. Make it easy to find.

Change The Web Challenge from Social Actions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twitter Action Pack : A directory of 30+ Twitter accounts that automatically post actions on the issues you care about. fundraising2.0

Social Actions Community Call, July 2009

Social Actions

On July 1, 2009, Social Actions convened a Community Conference Call. Social Actions update (Christine). We want to first catch everyone up with a quick overview of all that Social Actions has been up to recently. Seems there’s an opportunity to present and plug into this linked dataset a node that relates to action.

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New Media, Old Media, and Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

Here's a provocative question from James on the Social Actions community blogs: What if they don't know about social media? If you only want to reach a small portion of people in the world (at this point), then yes, just use your Facebook Page to communicate with people. Just use email (said with teenage sarcasm)? read more.