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Facebook Launches New API


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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We Need Facebook (?)


I tend to hear this question a lot these days - nonprofits are looking for ways to effectively utilize Facebook (If this sounds familiar, be sure to check out Raheel Gauba’s piece on getting started with Facebook ). Both the number of users and the time those users are spending on Facebook continue to increase at an incredible pace

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Facebook is Great, but Does it Really Work for Fundraising?


By comparison only 70% of small businesses use Facebook as part of their online strategy. So here’s another great bit of learning for us.

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Using the Social Web to Make Local Impact


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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Social Media Strategy: United Methodist Church and 10THOUSANDDOORS


Their new site goes far beyond a Facebook page or Twitter account. What they’ve done is create a “social media mashup” – Google Friend Connect, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, iLike and more. The United Methodist Church recently launched a site with social media at its heart! Why’d they take this approach you ask

HOW TO: Ensure Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Fans See All Your Posts

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The most recent changes to Facebook’s Edgerank has decreased the percentage to 6-9% on the Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page.

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Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Does anyone staff know how to manage the Facebook Fan Page left behind? Here's a roadmap and worksheet to do just that!  Identify Objectives.

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7 Things Nonprofits Need to Know About the New Facebook Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Are the new Facebook Pages here? That said, there are seven things that nonprofits need to know about the new Facebook Pages. 1.

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Thanksgiving 2009

NCE Social Media

Many Arc chapters have joined the socialmedia-sphere in 2009. 9. All of the games on Facebook. 8. Tags: Tools facebook top10 twitter Here is my top ten list of socialmedia things I am thankful for this year. Open APIs and deals between social media sites. 7. Realtime search. 4. Twitter lists. 3.

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.

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

Museum 2.0

I’ve had it with museums’ obsession with open-ended self-expression. And yet many museums are fixated on creators. This is a problem for two reasons.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Expanding on the Non-Profits on Facebook page, we want to help you harness the power of Facebook and bring positive change to the world.

10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - 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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Is your Nonprofit too Social Media Dependent?


What would happen to your nonprofit’s outreach work if Facebook or Twitter shut down? often tell clients and readers on Frogloop, that it’s important to be where your audiences are which includes social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Since you don’t own the data, you wouldn’t be able to salvage it.

The State of Online Fundraising


" They probably said the same thing about Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools. Blackbaud studied 1,274 nonprofits to compare their online fundraising results for the first six months of 2008 to the same period of 2009. 38 nonprofits in the analysis had at least one online gift of $20,000 of more so far in 2009.

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? 

2009 Member Appreciation: Daily Member Prize Winner for 11/17


We're sending you Second Life for Dummies , by Sarah Robbins and Mark Bell, courtesy of Jossey-Bass/Wiley Publishers.

Facebook for Nonprofit Beginners: Learn the Basics of this Online Social Networking Tool

Tech Soup Blog

If you haven't heard of Facebook, I'm sorry to break it to you, but you are living under a rock. However, if you haven't seen a use for Facebook for your organization, then you are not alone, and we are here to help. read more. Tools Web 2.0 Tools

10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About


Every Wednesday, Gartner does a free webinar on a variety of topics. This week, they presented "Technology Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore."

Facebook Follies

NCE Social Media

Yesterday I stumbled across a group page on Facebook for my agency’s camping and recreation program. By creating a group on a social media platform like Facebook, they have demonstrated that they have a strong link to our agency that continues even after they are no longer a summer counselor. that describe relate to your work?

Donations on Facebook

NCE Social Media

Adam Ostrow from Mashable has written a nice article about a new feature Facebook is rolling out – it is called charity gifts. Basically, Facebook is opening up their gift store software – so you can buy a gift which is a $5 or $10 donation for a charity. Until then, you can use Causes on Facebook to collect donations.

Facebook | Coming Soon: Facebook Usernames

AFP Blog

Facebook | Coming Soon: Facebook Usernames: "From the beginning of Facebook, people have used their real names to share and connect with the people they know. This authenticity helps to create a trusted environment because you know the identity of the people and things on Facebook.

Video Fridays #26 – Facebook Privacy

NCE Social Media

Did you know that Facebook changed their privacy policies in the past week? Also, Google and other search engines are starting to index Facebook posts and information. If you don’t know your Facebook privacy settings, I recommend you login to Facebook and check. Tags: Facebook Tools facebook privacy

Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

Facebook being the major player here with general growth at this point including: > 200 million active users. Some website tools: 1. Twitter.

Effective Fundraising with Facebook Causes


Facebook provides an unprecedented opportunity for nonprofits: 200 million monthly active users, about half of whom are signing in and communicating with their friends on a daily basis, is an organizer's dream. The Love Without Boundaries Foundation created a cause despite being small, entirely new to Facebook, and having no paid staff.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: May 12, 2009

Amy Sample Ward

Details: Date: May 12, 2009. You can also join us on Facebook , Twitter , Delicious , LinkedIn. You get Women Who Tech. Women Who Tech brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. Location: global (telephone and web). WWT in UK!

Social Media and the Performing Arts: Engagement First, Ticket Sales Second

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What are the best strategies for engaging people on Twitter/Facebook? Arts and Social Media View more presentations from kanter.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Need for the 4Cs Social Media Framework. have found that first-timer find social media confusing because of two reasons. The First C: Content.

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Social Media 2009 Outage Day 2: Everyone's Up Except Twitter

AFP Blog

Social Media 2009 Outage Day 2: Everyone's Up Except Twitter: "Yesterday, Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, and Google's Blogger were targeted yesterday by a person or persons unknown in a denial-of-service attack (DDOS) which attempted to silence the voice of one individual.

License your photos and more on Facebook

Amy Sample Ward

Why Use Creative Commons in Facebook ? Facebook has a great deal of content you are creating, uploading, posting, and sharing. 

Silos Culture Inside the Walls of Nonprofits Prevent Effective Social Media Use

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They are now using Facebook on their own.  Flickr Photo by Eqqman. I'll call him "Sam" (not his real name).  And why? Impressions or results?

Facebook Fan Boxes: Embeddable Facebook Pages

NCE Social Media

Facebook Fan Boxes: Embeddable Facebook Pages. Posted using ShareThis.

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The Arc of the US Convention – 2009 Edition

NCE Social Media

The Arc of the US Convention - 2009. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) and answer the question “Why bother?&# The session will also address how chapters can make these sites work for them, as well as see how The Arc of the United States is making use of social networking to further our mission. Embracing Social Media (C). Scituate, MA.

Facebook Profiles and Pages and Groups, oh my!

Wild Apricot Blog

If questions from our readers are any indication, there’s still a lot of confusion about the differences between Facebook’s Profiles, Fan Pages, and Groups — and which of these might best suit a nonprofit’s social-networking plan. Facebook was conceived as a social network of individuals, so everything starts with the individual Profile.

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

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. Nonprofit Live TV. If you haven't checked out the videos, there's something there for everyone. My personal fave?

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.


Three Lessons in Social Media Fundraising


In fact, the most successful tactic for raising money in the Challenge was not Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media outlet. Now that the warm days of summer have finally graced us with their presence, January seems like a distant memory. Many align nicely with some of the principles of We Are Media. The Big Guys Don't Always Win.

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Mapping Your Online/Offline Activism: Surfrider Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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Why Are So Many Participatory Experiences Focused on Teens?

Museum 2.0

As researcher Danah Boyd has pointed out, teens spend time on Facebook, MySpace, and other social networks because that's where their friends are.

Facebook & “Old People*”


Your donors and constituents are too busy and too mature to get caught up in Facebook antics, right? Facebook and other hip social networks are for young people, right It is mostly just Teenyboppers posting messages and uploading photos from last weekend, right?