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2009 Target User Forum- Day 2

NetWits

He took some questions that I thought readers of the blog would be interested in having answered. It's day two of the Target User Forum here in Boston. The morning starts off with the keynote session Josh Bernoff , co-author of Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. So here's a brief Q&A

Google Media = Nonprofit Grants, Blogs, Video and Maps Galore

Connection Cafe

tech love to the nptech community. The session covered four different programs Google offers at no cost to the nonprofit community. 1. Google AdWords.

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thanks to the Social Web, there is no shortage of possible topics for your nonprofit to blog about. Blogging Social Media for Social Good

Ideas 58

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thanks to the Social Web, there is no shortage of possible topics for your nonprofit to blog about. Blogging Social Media for Social Good

Ideas 58

Blogging a crisis: reflecting on some lessons learned

Steve Bridger

This is a story of a blog. As I later  wrote on the blog… We discussed the challenges ahead. So I encouraged them to start a blog.

How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

There are hundreds of millions of blogs according to Technorati, and that’s just blogs! Blogs. Getting Started.

Need Some Inspiration To Video Blog? Look no further.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For inspiration, I had to look no further than the " On the Road: Tanzania ," a video blog from the UN World Food Programme.  FLIP Camera.

Socially enabling your mission – how nonprofits can benefit from online communities

Connection Cafe

70% of participants see, read, learn from the community but might never actually interact by writing a blog post or taking other action (caveat: Jeff says to NOT forget or neglect these people, they are still important!). 10-30% only participate at a low level. As for my top tips for online community management: 1.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Or, if you are considering a blog, find out who the key bloggers are in your topic area. Here's a roadmap and worksheet to do just that! 

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.

Net2 Think Tank: January’s Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

Happy New Year, everyone!  We all know what this time of year means for blogs around the world: resolutions and predictions. 

Self-Expression is Overrated: Better Constraints Make Better Participatory Experiences

Museum 2.0

know this sounds strange coming from someone writing an admittedly self-expressive blog post, but hear me out. Consider a mural. It’s easy.

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

AFP Blog

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change: "Blog Action Day Wrap!Thank Thank you for participating in Blog Action Day 2009! We had an amazing 13,188 blogs from 155 countries with more than 17 million readers participate. We want to especially thank our more than 50 nonprofit partners for their support, includin

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

AFP Blog

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change: "Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. One day. One issue. Thousands of voices

5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

I have a guest post up on John Haydon’s blog !  You can visit his blog to read the post and join the conversation there.  Capacity.

January Net2 Think Tank: Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. This month’s Net2 Think Tank question was, “What do you think will be the big changes, new technologies, hot applications, or successful campaigns of 2009?” We had a great collection of contributions this month.  There are even predictions for the hottest job skills in 2009.

Foo Camp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just got back from Foo Camp 2009, which was a blast as usual. This actually works out fine, but don't expect to be doing PowerPoint out there!

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

Frogloop

Freshen Up Profiles Update user profiles every couple of days with new stories, interesting facts, new videos, blog entries, photos, etc. 8.

What are the most effective ways Nonprofits/Foundations can use Twitter #hashtags?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Mansikka. What is a #HashTag? They're like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. The hashtag creates a backchannel for participants.

Blog shout outs

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

ONE/Blog – ONE/Northwest never ceases to amaze me The Open Road – Matt Asay has some interesting insights from the Open Source biz world Tagged as: nptech { 3 comments… read them below or add one } 1 Jon Stahl 04.17.09 at 4:28 pm Awww, shucks. :-) Let the love flow bidirectionally! Be Helpful.

State of the Blogosphere 2009 Introduction Blogging - Technorati

AFP Blog

State of the Blogosphere 2009 Introduction Blogging - Technorati: "Welcome to Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2009 report, which will be released in five consecutive daily segments

2009 Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Amy Sample Ward

The annual Tagline Awards are back from Nancy Schwartz and the Getting Attention blog.  All entrants will receive a free copy of the fully-updated 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Report in late 2009. Your nonprofit or foundation could be one of this year’s Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Award winners!  Enter today.

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Live from NTC 2009

Connection Cafe

As part of NTC 2009 , my buddy Jordan Viator and I are demonstrating the use of Ustream.tv and CoveritLive (CiL) as a part of the We Are Media workshops. CiL is a live blogging tool that lets you drop in a live blogging window into any page. If you'd like to see a live blog of the demo, tune in here on Sunday.

Unpacking Engagement Metrics for the Nonprofit Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The areas of the blogging ROI analysis included:  author contribution, readership growth, reader engagement, authority, cost, and value. 

2009 eCampaigning Review Released

Amy Sample Ward

There are lots of places where actions could be included to be more visible, like the above note of including them on background information (or blog posts!). As I announced recently , Advocacy Online and Fairsay have jointly produced a benchmark report to examine key e-campaigning performance measures. Report Highlights. This is bad news! 

Blog Action Day 2009: Creating Actions for Everyone on Climate Change

Amy Sample Ward

Today is Blog Action Day and this year’s theme is Climate Change.  What’s Blog Action Day? Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Learn more.

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

Amy Sample Ward

I have a new post up on the Standford Social Innovation Review Opinion blog and hope you’ll check it out! We don’t want to just create a blog and ‘walk away,’ so to speak (schedule a meeting and not show up, or have nothing to say).  We want to create a social learning space or a social media space.  But that’s it. 

These are a few of my favorite blogs

Connection Cafe

Published on Wordpress and Typepad and others Insights from nonprofit sisters and brothers Keeping my online strategy from going to the dogs These are a few of my favorite blogs. The Mobile Commons blog is a great source for trends, success stories, and the latest news in mobile activism and fundraising. It's Friday! Yee-haw! Ribbit!

What's an Email Address Worth? Just Calculate it!

Frogloop

Check out the simple calculator below, and if you want more detailed explanation, read the details at the bottom of this blog post, or give us a call.

Time Management Tips for Nonprofit Techies and Social Media Strategists

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Writing a blog post. Leave me a comment with pointer to your blog post or best resources or del.icio.us Use of YMCA equipment. links.

Raise Money on Facebook: Four Strategies You Need to Know About

NTEN

As of September 2009, scores of Facebook applications have been developed to support the nonprofit sector in one way. According to the Facebook Causes blog , the application has helped raise more than $12 million for nonprofits based in the U.S. Over $5 million has been raised in 2009 alone. Peter Deitz, Social Actions.

10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are now over 143 million blogs on the Internet and when I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in September of 2009, I had very low expectations. I

The Art of Getting ReTweeted

Frogloop

“New Blog Post&# followed by what post is about is ReTweetable. Is there an art to getting ReTweeted on Twitter? Dan Zarrella says yes and has been studying the " Science of ReTweeting " for the past nine months. Check out the results of Zarrella's study below. Calls to Action Work. “Please ReTweet this&# are very ReTweetable.

Share your best post in the Net2 Think Tank

Amy Sample Ward

Share your best blog post from 2009 one more time! How to contribute: Tag your blog with net2thinktank.

Building a Nonprofit Website on a Shoe-String Budget

Frogloop

Tags: Guest Blogs Technology nptech

Transparency Camp West 09: Blogging and Tweeting An Open Board Meeting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Live blogging: Will fix typos later! Today, I'm attending Transparency Camp West 09. Are there degrees of transparency?"

Highlights from the 2009 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study - frogloop Home~Care2's blog for nonprofits - frogloop

AFP Blog

Highlights from the 2009 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study - frogloop Home~Care2's blog for nonprofits - frogloop: "M&R and NTEN just released an impressive benchmarks study that analyzed 32 nonprofits' online advocacy and online fundraising programs in 2007 and 2008.

BlogPotomac 2009

SocialFish

As I'm in a room full of bloggers, I'll be lazy and not live blog it myself - I'll concentrate on Tweeting it. Tags: BlogPotomac blogging So I'm here at BlogPotomac , which is just as awesome as it was last year. Follow me @maddiegrant , the stream for the conference is #blogpotomac. will update this post with more links as we go. --.

Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

If you're not sure, it may be time to work out a social media policy for your staff and volunteers who blog and chat and comment online, where the personal and professional lines often blur.( Who should speak for your organization in social media? How can you control what’s being said about your group and your cause? read more ).

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This time around I limited the list to individuals bloggers, rather than blogs maintained by associations, publications, PR firms, etc. Please feel free to post a link to their blog in the comments section. Blog: MobileActive. 2. Blog: ext337. 3. Blog: Rosetta Thurman. 4. Blog: Tactical Philanthrop. 6.