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We Need Facebook (?)

NetWits

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 ). And why not?

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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?

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

NetWits

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.

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.

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.

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. My first instinct is that the changes below are going to significantly impact nonprofits, and in some cases, not in a good way. Having a good community builder as your Facebook Admin will be essential. Alert!

How Sticky is Facebook?

Frogloop

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

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

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

Frogloop

Let’s get down to my top 10 list of things every nonprofit should know about social media and online communications. 1. Agreed! 2.

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.

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

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

NTEN

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. First, sign-up as a nonprofit partner by going to www.causes.com/partners/new. Susan Gordon, Causes.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've also been looking at examples from the corporate sector like the POST method from Forrester and thinking about adaptions for nonprofit.  

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Is your Nonprofit too Social Media Dependent?

Frogloop

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.

My Goals For 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Think of how you want to be successful in 2009.  Social Media and Nonprofits:  ROI Case Study Slam NTC in 2008. Photo by RedRaspus.

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Twitter Lists for Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

Think about the way Facebook Fan pages work, the way we see when others add a Fan page and we may join as well, and so on.  Lauren Cochrane has a great post today with ideas for lists organizations could create with Twitter’s new List function.  If you haven’t heard about Lists yet, you’re not behind! Media. Volunteers.

Twitter Lists for Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

Think about the way Facebook Fan pages work, the way we see when others add a Fan page and we may join as well, and so on.  Lauren Cochrane has a great post today with ideas for lists organizations could create with Twitter’s new List function.  If you haven’t heard about Lists yet, you’re not behind! Media. Volunteers.

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

Here's a smidge from his post: If you haven't heard about it yet, be sure to check out TweetsGiving , a project of the nonprofit Epic Change.

Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?

Frogloop

Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks? Facebook is the most popular commercial social network for nonprofits.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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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.

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. Not any anymore… thanks to Ammado.com.

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

NetWits

We recently released the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. Online giving up 13% year-over-year *.

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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.

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

Frogloop

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.

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.

Social Media in the Nonprofit Workplace: Does Your Organization Need A Social Media Policy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sorry but the computer has got to go, it could be used to access Facebook ". ASHA (nonprofit) social media guidelines.

The State of Online Fundraising

NTEN

The last three months of the year represent a critical time for the fundraising efforts of nonprofit organizations. In fact, the end of the calendar year is also a significant source of the funds raised online for nonprofits. These positive results are no longer being overlooked by nonprofit executives. billion donated in 2007.

10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About

NTEN

If you're a small nonprofit, you won't see a ton of cost savings, but it will add up for larger organizations. AND, it's the green thing to do.

Why Can’t the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector Scale Generosity? #givedaylessons

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We can’t let community foundations and nonprofits abandon giving days, online digital strategies, or trying to scale local giving.

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. 

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week I had an amazing private email thread with someone who works as a development professional at a well-established nonprofit institution. 

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 ).

iPhone Apps for Nonprofits

Have Fun - Do Good

"Someone should create an iPhone app that allows you to donate $1.99 to a nonprofit," my husband said the other day over lunch.

Seth Godin's Non Post About Nonprofits: Deers in the Headlights?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tom goes on to say: I preach digital change to nonprofits every day. Change is hard for people and for people who work in nonprofits

An Experiment with Facebook Advertising for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Facebook of February 2010 is quite different from the Facebook of 2009 especially when it comes to Facebook Fan Pages.