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Getting Started With Event Fundraising in 5 Quick Steps

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Using the Social Web to Make Local Impact

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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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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?

Lights. Camera. Help. Opens Submissions for Nonprofit Film Festival with Pre-screening in Austin, Texas

Connection Cafe

David Neff shared with me info about the organization's event and I thought this was something all Connection Cafe readers should hear about.

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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?

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! Getting Started. Finding Feeds. Twitter Search. Blogs.

Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

and one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in the nation. Designate a cheer leader. Gather your tribe and rally the base.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Amy Sample Ward

When I talk with organizations about how they are using social media tools to engage online, whether they’ve already started or not, I find that the most common approach is to set up that Facebook group, add a blog to the website, or even set up a wiki for an event.  But that’s it.  Why is this our pattern? 

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.

Matching Gifts Best Practices 2009

Robert Weiner

SupportingAdvancement.com has published the results of their 2009 survey on how nonprofits are handling corporate matching gifts --their fourth such survey. Over 60% of respondents reported raising over $20,000 in matching gift income in 2009. Over 26% raised over $250,000. It is available at [link].

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. Blog Action Day 2009 will be the largest-ever social change event on the web.

TechSoup Digital Storytelling Event

AFP Blog

TechSoup Digital Storytelling Event: "Every organization has a story to tell. Even with limited resources, time, or skills, your nonprofit can tell a compelling story that captures the importance and impact of your cause — and we've got an event that will show you how! Mark your calendars for TechSoup Global's

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.

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.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: May 12, 2009

Amy Sample Ward

Details: Date: May 12, 2009. Register: Registration is not yet open.  To join the conversation and be the first to receive registration information on the Women Who Tech event please sign up for our mailing list. Tags: community events technology women wwt You get Women Who Tech. Location: global (telephone and web). WWT in UK!

Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Amy Sample Ward

Last year, innovators and changemakers gathered for a two-day event in London to learn, share, and collaborate to make a better world.  The next NFPTweetUp will take place in the evening after the main Chain Reaction event.  What will happen at Chain Reaction 2009? Who is speaking at Chain Reaction 2009? Connect. Commit.

Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Amy Sample Ward

Last year, innovators and changemakers gathered for a two-day event in London to learn, share, and collaborate to make a better world.  The next NFPTweetUp will take place in the evening after the main Chain Reaction event.  What will happen at Chain Reaction 2009? Who is speaking at Chain Reaction 2009? Connect. Commit.

Empower Your Event

Connection Cafe

This afternoon I attended a Webinar about developing a PR strategy for an event, put on by Barkley Public Relations. They brought up some interesting points on the challenges of keeping an event fresh and exciting, year after year. Get participants to post on their blogs about the event. Relationship development.

Share your best post in the Net2 Think Tank

Amy Sample Ward

Share your best blog post from 2009 one more time! Tags: blogging events 2009 net2 think tank net2thinktank netsquared roundup

2011 Online Giving Trends

NetWits

Every nonprofit sector in the analysis has had double-digit online fundraising growth since 2009. Smaller nonprofits grew 12.8%

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Free Digital Storytelling Online Event

Robert Weiner

My friends at TechSoup asked me to pass along info about their upcoming digital storytelling event. Event Schedule: 9/30: Event Day 1 – TechSoup forums event discussions and expert webinars. 10/1: Event Day 2 – TechSoup forums event discussions and “How to Create a Digital Story&# webinar.

10 Tips for Online Challenge Event Fundraising

NetWits

At October's Blackbaud UK Relationship Management conference, I discussed Challenge Event Fundraising and the best ways to get the most out of these events. So why is the average Blackbaud gift for this stuff in the UK sitting at £69 for 2009? I'd like to share some of the findings but first some background.

Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

Here's a few posts covering the event worth mentioning: Women Who Tech Telesummit Today (via Fast Company). Some website tools: 1. Twitter.

2009 Nonprofit Video Awards: “Everyone’s Doing It”

Amy Sample Ward

Prizes will be awarded to the winning entries at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco on April 26-28, 2009. Deadline for submissions is March 26, 2009. Vlogs : series of “video blog&# entries about an organization, issue, or event. Tags: video nten 09ntc events ntc

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.

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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NetWits Know-How Event Fundraising Webinar Series

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Blackbaud is offering a free online event fundraising web seminar series from Dec. 14 to 18 to help nonprofits run successful online events.