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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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Best Campaigns of 2009


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

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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Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In May, 2009,   Peter Dietz, founder of Social Actions , reflected on the future of online fundraising and wrote about a shift in donor expectations. 

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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.

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

10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Even when I wasn’t at home at my desk, I was on my iPhone updating Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc. The good news is that I have found using Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc. Justly recently I deleted over 200 Facebook “Friends&# and decided that my personal profile on Facebook was going to be exactly that.

How Sticky is Facebook?


Facebook is the 5th most trafficked site in the United States. Over 179,000 nonprofits utilize Facebook Causes but just how sticky is Facebook?

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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

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.

Can't Stand Facebook's New Privacy Policy? Commit Seppukoo

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Facebook rolled out some privacy changes today and people are not happy.  How do you feel about Facebook's new privacy settings?  .

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

ATTN Nonprofits: Major Changes Coming Soon to Facebook Fan Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Scheduled to occur sometime between late 2009 and early 2010, some major changes are coming to Facebook Fan Pages. 90% of the power of a Facebook Fan Page is being able to post Status Updates that can be viewed by fans in their News Feed. Having a good community builder as your Facebook Admin will be essential. Alert!

How Sticky is Facebook? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 01:28PM | by Allyson Kapin Facebook is the 5th most trafficked site in the United States. What does this mean?

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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.

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.

Frank Barry, Guest Post: 4 Facebook Tips for Nonprofit Success – See What Others are Doing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Facebook is an ever growing force in the internet space and it looks like it will be for a while. Facebook is also a great tool for nonprofits.

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.


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.

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.

Free eBook from Hubspot: How to Use Facebook for Business (and non-profits)

John Haydon

An increasing number of non-profits are expanding their social media efforts with Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups. Sharing rocks!

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.

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

TweetsGiving 2009: What Nonprofit Tech Are You Thankful For?

Tech Soup Blog

Last year, Elliot penned a post about TweetsGiving. What, pray tell is that, you might be asking? recordings. read more.

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.

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."

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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Guest Post by Brian Reich: The Challenge of Communicating In A Connected Society (and what that means to Facebook Causes)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Facebook Causes followed the same path. But its not just Facebook Causes. If Facebook Causes wants to fundamentally change the way nonprofit organizations and charities operate, and the impact they have on the world, a different approach is needed.  The Facebook Causes platform doesn’t change that.  Let’s get to work.

Is Facebook Aging?


Remember the days when college-age cool kids dominated Facebook? As Facebook evolved, its audience changed too. Take a look at the most recent demographic stats compiled by iStrategyLabs after reviewing Facebook’s ad data. Between January 4, 2009 and July 7, 2009 users between the ages of: 25-34 has grown by 60% from 11.2

Now Nonprofits Outside the U.S. and Canada Can Fundraise on Facebook Too

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Since the popular Facebook fundraising App Causes was built using GuideStar’s database of nonprofits in the United States and Canada, only nonprofits in the U.S. In addition to online donation capabilities, they offer giving circles, giving vouchers, and Facebook widgets. and Canada can utilize Causes’ fundraising tools.

Six Advanced Facebook Page Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits that have been using Facebook for a year or more consistently comment “OK… Facebook is great, but how can we take our Facebook Page strategy to the next level?&# Below are six advanced Facebook Page strategies in response to that question: 1) Create Customized Tabs. It’s a good start.

Facebook Page Not Found in Facebook Search?

Wild Apricot Blog

One of Wild Apricot's blog readers created a Facebook Page for his nonprofit organization, but the new Page doesn’t show up in the results for Facebook’s own Search tool. Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Facebook search social media Why is this?" he asks.( read more ).

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.

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.

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How a Small Nonprofit Used Social Media & Crowd-Sourcing to Win the 2009 Global Giving Challenge


The goal was simple. Earn a permanent spot on the GlobalGiving website by raising at least $4000 online from 50 individual donors in three weeks.

Dear Causes: Please Share Your Cause Exit Survey Data With Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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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.