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10 Nonprofit E-newsletter Resources

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"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

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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.

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10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

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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.

Effective Fundraising with Facebook Causes

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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.

The State of Online Fundraising

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" 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.

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My Goals For 2009

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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.

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

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

Cloud Computing 101: What You Need to Know

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Amazon Web Services, Force.com, 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.

How to Create Enough Good Content

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As nonprofits have flocked to the e-newsletter as an inexpensive and timely way to communicate with stakeholders, the number of newsletter tips has also proliferated. While subject lines, “from” addresses, and your template design are all important, they aren’t the biggest challenge to putting out a quality newsletter. The Leap.

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Five Essential Apps for Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page

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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.

Can Social Media Marketing and Traditional Marketing Coexist?

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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

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

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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.

It's OK to hate Facebook

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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

Facebook + Ning for Social Change

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Media, Old Media, and Your Nonprofit

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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.

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

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

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

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

The Shrinking Generational Digital Divide

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While younger users are more likely to have a presence on social networks like Facebook and MySpace, older users often find their way to interactive games, chat rooms, and online activities where they can engage with peers. Tags: aarp age digital divide Newsletter NPTech NTEN Sami Hassanyeh Sami Hassanyeh, AARP. and other countries.

Guest Post by David Venn: Why Organizational Simplicity Is Key To Social Media Strategy Success

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Source: Library of Congress. Note from Beth:   Simplicity is a good thing and it's been a theme of the book I'm co-writing with Allison.  Look at me!”

Cause Marketing or Cause Me To Puke Marketing? Interview with Scott Henderson

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Over 19,000 visitors came to the website over the first 21 days and we welcomed 2,600 people to our Facebook Cause group. Charles, Missouri. 

Five Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Measure Social Media ROI (Return on Investment)

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common mistake is to assume that because a person is “young&# and has been using Facebook for years to stay in touch with friends and family, then they must be good at using social media for branding an organization. What websites were your visitors on right before they visited your site [Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace]?

Online Donors: Why They Leave and How to Win Them Back

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Here at Network for Good, where we process donations for over 10,000 nonprofit websites and serve as the engine for many social networks (like Causes on Facebook), we see similar renewal rates -- but important differences depending on where donors give online. Rebecca Higman and Katya Andresen , Network for Good. What's a nonprofit to do?

Thank you for the best birthday ever! We raised $6,158 for the Sharing Foundation to send 615 Cambodian youngsters to school!

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This year,  I experimented with Facebook Causes birthday application. We raised $6,158 from 157 donors! Alicia C. Staley. Allison Kipta.

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

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

How Bethany Deines and Betsy Wood Apply Trust Agent Principles on behalf of the Children's Medical Center of Dayton, Ohio

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that already exists on our website or are media stories from local media outlets on our social media channels like Facebook. Yes, we do.

Data Portability for Good

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Data is the next buzz-word after Web 2.0. I’ll pay attention as soon as I get my Facebook and Twitter strategy off the ground.” Tags: Data Integration/APIs michaela hackner Newsletter NPTech NTEN sandy smith IT Staff Michaela Hackner and Sandy Smith, Forum One Communications. Our entry was not only fun, but useful -- a bonus! Right?

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The ROI of Social Media - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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May 27, 2009 | Beth Kanter Great post here - thank you! May 27, 2009 | Mark Horoszowski Thanks for the great summary of our session, Heather!

Putting On Your Patience Pants

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Instead, we launch headlong into Facebook and wonder where our followers are. . Chris Brogan put it really well in his newsletter today: There's one response that people give me a lot when I talk about how something might work for them that really bugs me: yeah, but you're Chris Brogan. All was going well. They were with me.

8 Benefits of Having a Nonprofit Blog

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If you've worked for a nonprofit, you know how painfully long it can take to put together a newsletter. Should all nonprofits have a blog?

Things We Like (August 2009)

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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?

Things We Like (June 2009)

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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.

Your Favorite 2009 Have Fun Do Good Posts

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

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LOUDER, a collaborative campaigning platform

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

How To Use Information You Already Have To Personalize Constituent Experiences Online

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The most popular pieces will be featured in our newsletter. You can create groups based on first donation dates and thank constituents for donating to you over that time even if they only signed up to receive your e-Newsletter this month. However, when you are launching social media campaigns on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Origins.

Earned Media: How to Stay Relevant and Track It - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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May 22, 2009 | Caitlin Jennings Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. ” Think about it. What is Earned Media? Word of mouth, etc.

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

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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.

How To: Put Technology to Use (January 2009)

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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.].