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10 Nonprofit E-newsletter Resources

Have Fun - Do Good

"Blogs are great because you can re-purpose some of the content from your posts in your e-newsletter," I told a large group at a recent social media training. How many of you have an e-newsletter?". It is amazing to me how many organizations and entrepreneurs don't have an e-newsletter, or if they do, it is deathly boring.

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


With 300 million active users, Facebook is a natural starting place. As of September 2009, scores of Facebook applications have been developed to support the nonprofit sector in one way. The most well-known among them is Facebook Causes , with over 30 million active monthly users. Peter Deitz, Social Actions. and Canada.

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.

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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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.

Cloud Computing 101: What You Need to Know


Amazon Web Services,, Facebook). Tags: cloud computing Newsletter NPTech NTEN rem hoffmann rob jordan Rem Hoffmann, Exponent Partners , and Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting. Everyone has come across the term "cloud computing", but what exactly does it mean? Cloud Computing: The Next Big Thing. What's in the Cloud.

Can Social Media Marketing and Traditional Marketing Coexist?


Many of them have successful blogs, hundreds of connections on LinkedIn and Facebook, and thousands of followers on Twitter. Tags: NPTech marketing NTEN Newsletter maddie grant lindy dreyer web2.0 Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer, SocialFish, LLC. In a word, no. But let's put the philosophical differences aside for a moment. social medi

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.


New Media, Old Media, and Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

If you only want to reach a small portion of people in the world (at this point), then yes, just use your Facebook Page to communicate with people. Here's a provocative question from James on the Social Actions community blogs: What if they don't know about social media? Just use email (said with teenage sarcasm)? The answer is - yes and no.

Guest Post by JD Lasica -- Socialbrite: A new sharing & learning hub

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Causes widget that points to charitable actions and donations on other sites such as Global Giving and Facebook Causes.

Your Favorite 2009 Have Fun Do Good Posts

Have Fun - Do Good

Below are the 2009 Have Fun Do Good posts you read, commented on, tweeted, facebooked and engaged with the most.

Punching Up Your Action Alerts and Online Fundraising Appeals - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Try updating your Facebook status with this handy info: "92% of waiters and waitresses have no paid sick days? This needs to change ASAP. Gross!

Things We Like (August 2009)


Speaking of which, here are " Ten Practical Tips for Facebook Fan Pages " Now get out there and try to succeed! Tags: Newsletter NPTech NTEN Things We Like A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources. Read more posts on our blog. Yes, we're a little late. Patience pants. Know somebody who texts while driving?

It's OK to hate Facebook


hate Facebook and I always have. Facebook suffers from the worst case of feature creep ,that I have ever seen. just wanted to tell you that it's ok to hate Facebook. What we can't do, neither you nor me, is ignore the fact that many of our stakeholders love Facebook and are hanging out there. Tags: Facebook

Things We Like (June 2009)


Michelle Murrain's up to something interesting: she defriended all of her nptech acquaintences on Facebook. Tags: Newsletter NPTech NTEN Things We Like A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources. Read more posts on our blog. Clay Shirky thinks the Iranian election protests are "the big one" for social media.

Boost Online Fundraising with Mid-Year Revenue Spikes


Download the report now!  . Staggering, but not news. Key takeaway. For a large portion of the nonprofit sector December is a critical time of year.

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HOW TO: Create Videos for Your Nonprofit Without a Video Camera, a Budget of $0, and Little-to-No Tech Skills

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Within a few minutes and a couple of clicks, your nonprofit could have a new promotional video that you can use on your Web site, your Blog, in your e-mail newsletters, and on social networking sites. couple of things to notice: 1) People can “Share&# your videos on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and via E-mail with one-click.

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?

Reaching Baby Boomers: The Next Big Demographic in Nonprofit Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


It’s critical that nonprofits use 2009 as an opportunity to go where their target audiences increasingly are—which is online.

Great reads from around the web on December 10th

Amy Sample Ward

URGENT: Facebook Pages are changing | facebook | social-advice- Advice for charities – More information about changes coming to Facebook – this time it's more changes in the way Fan Pages function. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Do join in!

How To: Put Technology to Use (January 2009)


Our newsletter is only the tip of the iceberg: it's the Member benefits you're not seeing yet that will sink your ship. Anyway, if all you're getting out of NTEN is this newsletter, you're clearly missing out. And, of course, NTEN Members save $200 off registration for the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference. note: Ouch.].

Five Essential Apps for Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are thousands of Apps in the Facebook App Directory that Nonprofit Admins could experiment with on your organization’s Facebook Page, but below I have highlighted my five favorite Apps to get you started: 1. The Causes App allows nonprofits to fundraise on Facebook. Create a Facebook Page. The Static FBML App.

Social Media Study Finds Most Nonprofits Have Presence on Facebook But Raising Little Money - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Below are key highlights from the study: 74% have a presence on Facebook with an average community size of 5391 members. Thats wrong.

LOUDER, a collaborative campaigning platform

Amy Sample Ward

Some things currently in the works include: Newslist and newsletter management. The ability to connect to Facebook accounts. Dive in!

What can we learn from movement builders who built movements before there was Facebook?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

  We had newsletters. Quentin Young, Founder, and Margie Schap, Executive Director Health & Medicine Policy Research Group.

The Burning Ring of Your Constituent Relationship

Connection Cafe

You’re emailing your constituents a monthly e-newsletter. You’ve even started a Facebook page. Where did things go wrong?

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Question Facebook’s Integrity, Longevity, and ROI (Return on Investment)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, people love Facebook. The vast of majority of nonprofits love Facebook too. Alright… thanks Facebook. Really?&#.

Sping Cleaning: Taking Inventory of your Social Media Tools

Amy Sample Ward

Facebook. Do you have a group or use a fan page to create a community space for your organization on Facebook?  Mr. Tweet. Twitter Karma.

Facebook + Ning for Social Change

Social Actions

Facebook has the lure of a big city. On Facebook, it never hurts to try new things. Scenario 1: Heavy on Facebook, Light on Ning.

Building Online Community Through Email Noodges


Just look at Facebook. Facebook is the noodgiest site on the Internet. New Facebook users are barraged by emails alerting them to activities taking place in and around their profile. Welcome back to Facebook" (after signing on after a period of inactivity). But these email messages are key to Facebook's success.

2011 Online Giving Trends and 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today


Once someone completes their puzzle they are prompted to promote their work via email, Facebook and Twitter. The basics are in place.

Trend 130 Offers new Site and Resources to Help Nonprofit Community Master Social Tools for Social Change

Connection Cafe

Free Photos Directory , Free Video Directory and Free Music Directory that offers nonprofits, cause organizations and Web publishers a guide to hundreds of online resources for adding legal, high-quality content to their own websites, blogs, newsletters, printed materials or online presentations. What is Carla Schlemminger.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

With email newsletters and emails as part of your campaigns you can move your supporters up the ladder of engagement to take more actions and help you more and more. Facebook General Growth data: More than 200 million active users. billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day (worldwide). Email is a critical channel. Only 0.8

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Socialbrite: Social Tools for Social Change

Amy Sample Ward

Free Photos Directory , Free Video Directory and Free Music Directory that offers nonprofits, cause organizations and Web publishers a guide to hundreds of online resources for adding legal, high-quality content to their own Web sites, blogs, podcasts, newsletters, printed materials or online presentations. Carla A.

Live Blogging: 09NTC Mapping Your Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

Sarah - presidential commition on women in legisltation, legislator read our email wanted to do it and wrote a bill, so to raise awareness and support we asked people in membership what they wanted to see, asked them to come to us, gave qualitative feedback, had a tweetcast with feedback on Twitter, used facebook and tracking membership and.

What’s More Awesome than Sharing? Publishing, with Facebook Connect


The most popular pieces will be featured in our newsletter. Facebook is kind of a big deal. You can do all that with Facebook Connect.

Top 8 Social Media Tracking Tools - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


seriously think it’s "the" buzz word of 2009. June 30, 2009 | Tracy Viselli Two more that I like are listed below. Lets dig in.

Top 5 Ways You Can Use Facebook and Ning for Social Change

Social Actions

Facebook. 1. At Social Actions, we use Facebook primarily to post links to blog entries and calls to action. Share your success story.

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Finally, remember that blog posts make great content for e-newsletters. Definitely integrate your blog posts with your e-newsletter. 1.

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