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Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

flew back from DC last night on Virgin America.  How would you describe Virgin America in social networking analysis and mapping terminology?  .

The 2009 America's Giving Challenge


In 2007-2008 America’s Giving Challenge encouraged 70,000 individuals to help raise more than $1.8 With the explosion of social media, America’s Giving Challenge hopes to get even more people involved this year and raise a lot more money for nonprofits. million for nonprofit organizations. Want to start or help a cause?

Virgin America As Connector

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

  Miro Logo. It's an interesting idea - built on the ladder of engagement and the concept of a gift economy.

America's Giving Challenge for Facebook Causes

Wild Apricot Blog

The Case Foundation, Facebook Causes and PARADE Publications just launched the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge, a competition designed to raise both awareness and funds for charitable causes. Tags: Fundraising nptech Social networking Facebook What I find most interesting is that the Challenge.( read more ).

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Netroots community is built around progressive politics in America. The Need for the 4Cs Social Media Framework. The First C: Content.

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Giving on Facebook

See What's Out There

If you missed your opportunity to donate to a nonprofit on Facebook during “America’s Giving Challenge&# , which raised more than $1 million from more than 50,000 donations in 3 weeks, you now have another chance to give on Facebook. A new program is going live today called the Chase Community Giving Program , between Chase and Facebook.

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


In fact, nearly 1/2 of the private-sector workforce in America has no paid sick days. This needs to change ASAP. So speak to them. Click here."

Hello, Washington Post: Dolllars Per Facebook Donor Is Not the Right Metric for Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Proclaiming that fundraising using Facebook Causes was a failure based on a calculation of dollars per donor. . Tags: facebook

Make Harry's 10th Birthday Wish Come True and Help Children in Cambodia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They don't expect to win the grand prize, but have doubled the number of people and dollars in the TSF Facebook Cause ! .

Charities Cry Foul on Chase Facebook Charitable Giving Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Several groups who were in the top 100 (before Chase removed the vote tallies), were not on the final list, apparently disqualified.  fundraising2.0

Not Cause Washing: Facebook and Google Donate To Charities In Lieu of Parties and Gifts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My twitter friend , Joey Leslie , and I traded some back and forth tweets about Chase Bank and Pepsi 's Crowdsourcing for Social Good efforts. 

Some Thoughts on Livestreamed Interviews, Engagement, Book Winners, and Finger Puppets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For this series,  there was a guest post on the blog and a request for people to ask questions via Twitter, Facebook, or email.  Format.

Bragging on my Farmer's Market - Williamsburg wins American Farmland Trust contest

Connection Cafe

Williamsburg, Virginia is America's #1 Farmers Market! Author: Seth Merritt. And I have the tote bag to prove it. About the Contest.

2009 Member Appreciation Month: Day Three


It's easy: go to our Facebook Fan Page and give thanks to a fellow NTENer who has helped or inspired you, or maybe just makes you laugh (in a good way)! Thank you, Joe, for being a member of NTEN! And, finally: . > It's NTEN Give Thanks Day! You can read all about it in Holly's post here , but really you should just get involved!

Constituent Empowerment, as old as Lady Liberty

Connection Cafe

The statue was a gift, of course, but America had to come up with the pedestal on which to set the statue. Badges on Facebook are another.

Five Essential Apps for Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are thousands of Apps in the Facebook App Directory that Nonprofit Admins could experiment with on your organization’s Facebook Page, but below I have highlighted my five favorite Apps to get you started: 1. The Causes App allows nonprofits to fundraise on Facebook. Create a Facebook Page. The Static FBML App.

Case Study in Local: Oakland Local

Amy Sample Ward

You can also connect with Oakland Local on twitter and facebook. Oakland Local is launching today! About Oakland Local. Getting Local.

Reflections on Idealware’s Facebook Launch


As you may know, we at Idealware launched our Facebook fan page on Wednesday, September 16. Before I dive into Facebook, let me take a quick second to introduce myself. I (Kaitlin LaCasse) am Idealware’s Communications and Social Media Specialist. We had more response to that on Facebook than on Twitter, which is interesting.

Team Obama ranked #1 most innovative by Fast Company

Connection Cafe

Obama’s Facebook pages alone grow to 3.2 The Internet has phenomenal power. That much we all know by now. social networking site.

MLK Day: Social Media + Social Change

Amy Sample Ward

The tools are only useful, engaging, and successful when used as part of a community (how fun is it to use Facebook without any friends?).

Great reads from around the web on June 16th

Amy Sample Ward

The goal is to use the power of "Social Influence" via Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Blogs and other online media to raise an unprecedented amount for our fund benefiting The Humane Society, LIVESTRONG, Oxfam America and WWF from June 1st until August 28th, 2009." Tags: roundup bookmarks Find me on Delicious for more!

Impact of Social Media on the Nonprofit Sector


Lots of research -- check out the Case Foundation report on the America's Giving Challenge -- points to the fact that the donors and activists we're engaging in social media are new to our organizations. By way of example, are you concerned about Facebook /Twitter fatigue or boredom? So here are her questions and my answers. 

Target Facebook Challenge: Ten Large Charities Compete for Votes To Divide the $3 Million Pot

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's called Bullseye Gives, a special Facebook page inviting folks to decide how they should allocate $3 million among ten large institutional charities, including: Parent Teacher Association Feeding America The Salvation Army American Red Cross National Parks Foundation Breast Cancer Research Foundation St. fundraising2.0

Great reads from December 14th through January 2nd

Amy Sample Ward

Zoombala™ - North America’s first social network and online platform for Social Entrepreneurs - A new social network specifically for social entrepreneurs - pretty exciting! Using Facebook for Your Nonprofit - TechSoup has a great primer for nonprofits investigating Facebook for the organization. Enjoy! Nominate it!

Mozilla Service Week: Use Your Geek Skills for Good in Your Community

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's an update from Mike Everett-Lane on the Social Actions blog about how the nonprofit tech community is supporting the event.

An Amazing NpTech Social Media Link Buffet: Take Your Pick!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Watch for news about the Case Foundation's second America's Giving Challenge. .   Chinese Buffet by Drunken Monkey. Take your pick! Events.

Are Happiness and Generosity the Future of Marketing Campaigns?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last winter, a report " Generation Generosity " predicted that corporate greed would be replaced by generosity and a little love and happiness too. 

Guest Post by Rebecca Leaman: Social Media for Non-Profits: 26 Great Slideshare Presentations You Can Use

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

ROI of Listening: America Red Cross Case Study (Beth Kanter). Here's a hand-picked selection of presentations to get you started. Listen first.

Cause Marketing or Cause Me To Puke Marketing? Interview with Scott Henderson

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over 19,000 visitors came to the website over the first 21 days and we welcomed 2,600 people to our Facebook Cause group. Charles, Missouri. 

Using Chris Brogan's Archimedes Principle To Leverage Nonprofits on Twitter Suggested User List

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's about obsessing on raw numbers and constantly checking the number of Twitter followers or retweets or Facebook insight clicks. 

Guest Post by Heather McLeod Grant: MomsRising: What We Can Learn from New Online Models

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Our hypothesis is that new technologies such as Web 2.0 For more thoughts on this topic, see Cynthia Gibson’s earlier post.).

Philanthropy 2.0 Study Results Published on Mashable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Long Tail of Facebook Causes. Source: Philanthropy 2.0 Study. Causes Reports On Its First Year - $2.5 Frogloop Blog. July 24, 2007. survey.

Nonprofit Calendars for 2010

Have Fun - Do Good

I know more and more people are using calendars on their computers and cell phones, but I like paper calendars. Hilarious.

What is the distinction between social media for charity and social good/systemic change?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Neff from the America Cancer Society quipped during our panel at SXSW, "Twitter meetups just to meet are so 2008. Unicef's Rapid SMS. link].

Mark Pesce at CUA09 - Think Like a Cloud, Make a Storm, Kill the Tower!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He talks about the "Cloud"  a word to describe how we're all more closely connected through social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and etc. 

Who are the Millennials?


In short, this generation is reshaping America. The oldest Millienials are approaching 30 and the youngest are about to be teens. Start now!

Is Direct Mail Really Headed for the Exit? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Main | The ROI of Social Media » Friday May 29 2009 Is Direct Mail Really Headed for the Exit? May 29, 2009 | Robert W. Hogwash!

Thank You To the Max: Minnesota Give to Max Day Raised $13.4 Million in 24 Hours

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In total, GiveMN has helped raise $46 million for nonprofit organizations across the state of Minnesota since launching in November 2009.

The Hidden Risks of Social Media – It’s Not What You Think


The topic is a summary of my session (with great assistance from KiKi L’Italien of the Optical Society of America) at ASAE’s Finance and Business Operations Symposium on the Hidden Risks of Social Media. She can be found on Twitter at @ltwhite. This is my first guest blog posting so be patient with me. photo credit ] --.

Oldstyle Community Management


The definition is pretty sketchy, ranging from a blog with active commenters to, say, America Online. Do you run an online community?