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Best Campaigns of 2009

Frogloop

In 2009 their campaigns made me laugh or helped me channel my frustration over injustices into action. The result?

Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last February, Twestival raised over $250,000 for charity:water in 24 hours through self-organized volunteer events in 200 cities around the world.  

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Getting Started With Event Fundraising in 5 Quick Steps

NetWits

Register for our monthly  Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Register Now !

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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. It’s also designed to generate awareness and foster support so the world can be freed from cancer.

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Facebook Launches New API

NetWits

If you're a frequent facebook user like myself, you are all to familiar with the event stream on your homepage when you log in. This is the page that informs you about all the activities taking place within your circle of friends in one convenient location - very cool, right?

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Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Remember, social media can also be used to connect people to offline actions and events. Here's a roadmap and worksheet to do just that! 

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10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

tend to lose more followers, fans and friends on weekends than during the week, and my stats show that there is very little ROI [Return on Investment] in terms of traffic, e-mail newsletter and mobile subscribers, event sign ups, etc. Even when I wasn’t at home at my desk, I was on my iPhone updating Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.

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.  Goals & Objectives.

2009 e-campaigning Benchmark Report: Event & Webinar

Amy Sample Ward

Join me! I’ll be heading to the in-person event to hear about the 2009 report, case studies, and more.  If you are in London, you can join me!  If you aren’t in London, you can join in via a webinar! The webinar is scheduled to start at the same time as the in-person events: October 13th 2009 at 4:30pm BST.

2009 eCampaigning Review Released

Amy Sample Ward

The report was launched this last week at an event in London (and via webcast).  I want to share some of the highlights from the launch presentations of Duane Raymond and Jess Day, but if you want to skip ahead to the download, you can scroll to the bottom! Report Highlights. Only 43% of actions linked to background information.

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

Frogloop

April 28, 2009 | Maureen Backman Thanks Allyson, this is a great focused list. April 28, 2009 | Joanna M. All great questions! Agreed! 2.

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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. Over $5 million has been raised in 2009 alone. In April 2009, the Washington Post published a critique of Facebook Causes on the basis that it wasn't an effective tool for raising money. and Canada. Conclusion.

The State of Online Fundraising

NTEN

Nonprofits that use online friends asking friends or peer-to-peer fundraising programs usually see spikes around these events during the year. Blackbaud studied 1,274 nonprofits to compare their online fundraising results for the first six months of 2008 to the same period of 2009. Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud. billion donated in 2007.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Collective action can take the form of signing online petitions, fundraising, tele-calling, or organizing an offline protest or event.

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Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Enjoyed my day in Berkeley yesterday at the Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009. took a lot of pictures, but not that many turned out.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit Use #1: Events and Conferences Since those early days, hashtags have been used in different ways by nonprofits.  Photo by Mansikka.

Case Study: Providing Event Attendees with Wireless Internet via Mobile Broadband

NTEN

We began with a Verizon MiFi 2200 at our registration desk in 2009, and expanded to a trial Free WiFi Zone powered by Clear Spots in 2010.

Digital Storytelling Online Event: Sumissions Due Monday! Party Next Wednesday

Tech Soup Blog

You can see the video submissions on YouTube and check out the photo submissions on Flickr. But don't worry. read more. Tools

So you want a Facebook Fan Page for Your Nonprofit? Here's the Scoop!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Incorporate events into your page.  Here's the description. learned a lot, but not I captured it all.  Profiles VS Pages. Some Good References.

Starting Now: Results of the 2009 eNonprofit Benchmark Study

Tech Soup Blog

M+R Strategic Services and NTEN are about to host an in-person event in Washington, DC from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern as well as a simultaneous webcast of the event for those not in the DC-area. Helps you measure how your targeted emails, appeals to non-donors, phone call alerts, and more compare to those of other nonprofits. Starts now!

Joe Solomon, Guest Post: What's the Right Offline Event for Your Organization's Online Community?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This month's Net2 Think Tank question is: How do real-world (offline) events fit into social media conversations and campaigns ? Then check out.

Join Us for the 2009 International Computer Refurbisher Summit

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is hosting upcoming 6th Annual International Computer Refurbisher Summit (ICRS 2009). ICRS is one of the lesser-known events in the electronics recycling industry. This year's summit will be held in Miami Beach, Florida on October 14 and 15 with the theme of "Prospering in Recessionary Times.". read more.

Free TechSoup Talks Event Registration Webinar Today!

Tech Soup Blog

webinar with one of our donor partners, Acteva , to discuss the features and answer questions about their event-registration, ticketing, and management tool. Here are more details: Acteva: Event Registration Made Easy 11 am Pacific today! Are you planning an event for your organization? Have a big fundraising banquet coming up?

Join Me at My Charity Connects, Toronto, June 8-9, 2009

Social Actions

During the week of June 8-12, 2009, Toronto is playing host to an impressive array of social tech events and conferences.

Supporting Independent Event Fundraisers Using Online Tools - LIVESTRONG Day 2009

NetWits

As an extension to Frank’s post on LIVE STRONG Day , I’d like to discuss another aspect of Lance Armstrong Foundation’s grassroots efforts. Over the past few years, LAF has cultivated a successful program for independent fundraisers called Grassroots Fundraising. This program has become an important extension of the LIVE STRONG Day program

Blogging a crisis: reflecting on some lessons learned

Steve Bridger

This is a story of a blog. In a matter of a few hours, most of Cancún’s resort beach had been sucked away and dumped on the sea bed. Cue sunset.

HOW TO: Use Twitter Lists to Promote Nonprofits and Causes You Care About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you work at a nonprofit, make sure you create some Lists [Campaigns, Events, Donors, Volunteers, Chapters, Allies, etc.] Twitter’s new Lists are a great way to organize your followers, and with a little intention and a dose of good will, Twitter Lists can also be used to promote your favorite nonprofits and the causes you care about.

RSA 2009: Symantec and MessageLabs Talk About the State of Security

Tech Soup Blog

In addition to seeing malware and virus code realized visually, I gained some insights on the present and emerging threats on the Internet. read more.

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.

Ideablob says “Goodbye”

Amy Sample Ward

The most important parts of the conversation around Causes do not actually focus on Causes, specifically. So, what do you think this means?

The New Wave of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

In the past, these campaigns were built largely around structured events like charity walks and bike rides. Would they walk across hot coals?

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Ocean Conservancy: The Art of Social Media Experimentation, Learning, and Reflection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The organization is a Packard Foundation grantee. Here's an overview of the issues they are working on.  unless you experiment and learn. 

My Lunch with Randi Zuckerberg at Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When can I create a FB event from a remote system? Donald Peterson). That's a great idea and something perhaps Causes might do.  Eddie Harran).

Ideablob says “Goodbye”

Amy Sample Ward

The most important parts of the conversation around Causes do not actually focus on Causes, specifically. So, what do you think this means?

TechSoup's Free Online Forums Event and Webinar, 3/25: Mobile Technology for Advocacy and Activism

Tech Soup Blog

Explore how to use mobile technology -- voice, SMS, applications, and the mobile web -- for activism and engagement. read more.

TechSoup Global's FREE Digital Storytelling Online Event

NTEN

Mark your calendars for TechSoup Global's Digital Storytelling Online Event ! TechSoup is going to show you how during this Event !

Deliberately Unsustainable Business Models

Museum 2.0

They host events like Dorkbake in which people design their own Easybake-esque ovens and then bake cakes in them. They're made to plod along.

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Video and Recap of Our 2011 Connector Award Event

GroundWire

Earlier this month we held the 2011 Connector Award Event to celebrate the power of connection for social and environmental change.

Using Twitter for a Global Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

Tags: community events 4change chat lessonslearned twitter

Dashboards: Track Your Organizational Progress

NTEN

By tracking specific data related to our Memberships, Events, Website, and a few other areas, we can use the Dashboard to see at a glance where we ARE, where we WERE, and where we SHOULD BE (and sometimes even where we're GOING). Karl Hedstrom, NTEN. In the interest of full disclosure, let me start by saying that I've always loved numbers.

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