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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 ). And why not?

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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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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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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.

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


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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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?


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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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


Tags: member appreciation nonprofit technology NTEN second life

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? 

The State of Online Fundraising


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.

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That first month Nonprofit Tech 2.0 As of last month, Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Nonprofit Tech 2.0 received 13,000 visitors. Seriously!

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11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That first month Nonprofit Tech 2.0 As of last month, Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Nonprofit Tech 2.0 received 13,000 visitors. Seriously!

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Nonprofit Social Network Survey Report


According to a survey conducted in March 2009 by NTEN, Common Knowledge , and ThePort , social networking has become an integral part of nonprofits’ online strategy. You may have already suspected that, but now you can get some hard numbers to justify that Facebook page you've been keeping so tidy and au currant.


10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About


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.

Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup


The nonprofit presence at SXSW has been growing steadily over the past couple of years.  In 2008, I was on one of the few  nonprofit panels  on the agenda. At the end of that panel, we all hoped there would be a larger nonprofit presence on the agenda for this 2009. about or by folks who work with nonprofits and voting.

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10 Nonprofit E-newsletter Resources

Have Fun - Do Good

know everyone is all abuzz about Twitter and blogs and Facebook, but the reality is, not everyone uses social media; almost everybody uses email. nonprofit. "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. Uh oh. newsletter.

Nonprofits and Content Strategy: The Wisdom of the Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

asked Miriam if she would summarize what she learned about nonprofits and content strategy in a guest post and here it is. Copyblogger.

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

Connection Cafe

The #Convio09 Summit has come and passed, and one thing was for sure - this year's nonprofit technology conference was bigger and better than ever!

New Media, Old Media, and Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

What is the point of a social media strategy if most of your nonprofit's constituents and supporters aren't aware of or interested in new media? 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. Just use email (said with teenage sarcasm)?

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. First, sign-up as a nonprofit partner by going to Susan Gordon, Causes.

Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

Yesterday marked the second annual Women Who Tech telesummit , filled with experts and thought leaders working in technology, advocacy and nonprofits.

Eight Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make When They First Join Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

@NonprofitOrgs only follows nonprofit organizations, nonprofit staff, nonprofit service providers, and activists on Twitter.

Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

Tech Soup Blog

We lead off with Amy Sample Ward who is the executive director of NTEN , the big membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals.

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. Let’s take a closer look. And the two main tools.( read more ). nptech

User-Generated Content: Ask Your Questions on Nonprofits Live!

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits Live: User-Generated Content Thursday, November 17, 10 a.m. If you have ever asked your members to post photos on Facebook or asked for stories from your clients, you have tasted the abundance that user-generated content (UGC) can bring to your organization. Pacific time Hashtag: #NPLive RSVP. Pacific time!

Nonprofits turn to Lake Norman Facebook users

AFP Blog

Nonprofits turn to Lake Norman Facebook users: "United Family Services' Mooresville/Lake Norman Office, The Ada Jenkins Center and the Davidson Housing Coalition have formed a media campaign called Tell Two to help raise awareness of the agencies through social networking

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.


DIOSA | Communications: Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations

AFP Blog

DIOSA | Communications: Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations: "1) Configure your Page's 'Settings' to allow more participation.The new Facebook Pages that launched in March 2009 were designed to inspire more action and participation by your fans. People became a 'fan' and

Three Lessons in Social Media Fundraising


When it comes to fundraising in the nonprofit sector, it's most often the case that bigger is better. In fact, the most successful tactic for raising money in the Challenge was not Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media outlet. Many align nicely with some of the principles of We Are Media. The Big Guys Don't Always Win.

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What Google+ users can learn from nonprofits

Judi Sohn

left Web Worker Daily in 2009 in no small part because I was bored out of my mind with the content I was producing/editing. maintain that not only is it for the better, but that nonprofits that communicate well already had it figured out. Effective nonprofits know it’s not about them. See what’s happening there?

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.

How Much Money Should Your Nonprofit Be Raising Online?


Online is the fastest growing fundraising channel for nonprofits! billion online - an increase of 40% over 2009. 2. Key Findings: 1.

How Baby Boomers Use The Internet


As a result, nonprofits across the board are shifting their advertising and community outreach efforts through online mediums almost exclusively.