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How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

To stay on top of it all, I suggest you create a listening dashboard for your organization - and here’s how to do it! Getting Started.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've come up with synthesis - a worksheet, how-to points, and resources that would guide an organization to think strategically about social media.

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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?

Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last February, Twestival raised over $250,000 for charity:water in 24 hours through self-organized volunteer events in 200 cities around the world.  

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QuickBooks Helps BITS Serve Struggling Youth

Tech Soup Blog

She grew up in Kazakhstan and moved to Canada in 2009 to attend George Brown College's advanced management program. spanhidden. intuit

Report: Rural-Based Organizations Receive Fewer Grants than Urban NPOs

NonProfit Hub

According to a report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, rural-based organizations received just 5.5

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Let’s Chat – Considering if Chatter can help your Organization

Connection Cafe

In addition to the ways the Salesforce platform is helping organizations integrate with social data, I pointed to a few other tools that are available for anyone to use. The other side of Social CRM is what is changing inside organizations; how communication between organizational staff is getting more social.

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A Challenging Economy = More Donations


Nonprofits have a unique advantage in a bad economy: People VOLUNTEER their time to help these organizations further their cause. No other area of business has that unique strength, and that is the focal point of creative fundraising.

2009 NTC Preview: Dahna Goldstein and Bev Magda on Managing Change


The best software in the world won't do an organization any good if they can't get their staff to use it. Of course, knowing that isn't enough: Anyone who's engaged in implementing technology projects at nonprofits needs a whole slew of tools to help navigate the change management waters. could not agree more.


10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Don’t update your organization’s profiles on the weekend. If you work in an office, then when you leave for the day, leave the work in the office and don’t login to your organization’s profiles when you get home. 3. Tell her or him that it’s for the sake of the organization. This an important one.

5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

Evaluate your goals and objectives, as an organization.  Identify the resources currently available within your organization. Capacity.

Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization: November 12

Tech Soup Blog

Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization. to 12:00 noon Pacific for a tour of how your organization can use all that TechSoup has to offer to improve your technology and help reach your mission. Join content creators, community leaders, and customer service support on November 12 from 11:00 a.m. Tools

Successful organizations on Twitter: Wellstone Action


said, "I don't know if this will be valuable, but it can't hurt," and any tactic that could help raise our profile was received well.

My Goals For 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Think of how you want to be successful in 2009.  Stated another way, organize and simplify.  What are your goals for 2009?


Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization: Webinar May 21

Tech Soup Blog

Next Thursday, I, along with a fantastic group of smarty-pants co-workers, will be hosting a webinar called Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization. to 12:00 noon Pacific for a tour of how your nonprofit or library can use all that TechSoup has to offer to improve your technology and help reach your mission. But it's true!

2009 eCampaigning Review Released

Amy Sample Ward

Resources or capacity are still an issue - the big organizations do better with online actions.  This isn’t really a surprise as bigger organizations naturally have more people/staff and time, technical capacity and so on (many groups working on advocacy have only a couple people vs a large organization with hundreds).

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


As of September 2009, scores of Facebook applications have been developed to support the nonprofit sector in one way. According to the Facebook Causes blog , the application has helped raise more than $12 million for nonprofits based in the U.S. Over $5 million has been raised in 2009 alone. Peter Deitz, Social Actions.

10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are now over 143 million blogs on the Internet and when I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in September of 2009, I had very low expectations. I

Network + Self-Organizing + Location + Data Visualization = 2010

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's your professional social network or a network of organizations or typically both.

10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About


Virtualization helps reduce the number of servers used, decreasing power consumption. Disruptive Technology #1: Virtualization.  .

Successful Organizations On Twitter: Wellstone Action - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


said, "I dont know if this will be valuable, but it cant hurt," and any tactic that could help raise our profile was received well.

One of Many: A Series Spotlighting Our Member Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

And I'm really excited that so many organizations are getting the technology they need from TechSoup. Thank you — your actions mean everything.

New Orleans here I come! The Social Enterprise Summit 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm getting ready to head to the Social Enterprise Summit 2009 next month in New Orleans. For me, it's about advancing the movement.

WeAreMedia: Help Us Crowdsource A Hollywood Ending

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Getting to Scale:   What does it take for everyone in the organization to embrace social media?  But we didn't stop there.  November 1-15th).

Talk Back to TechSoup at the 2009 NTC

Tech Soup Blog

April 28, 2009, 10:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Help us help you with new programs, new products, and new ideas on how to make your [work] life easier. Tags: Running Your Organization Tech Planning Here are the details: Fed Up? Talk Back! Pacific. read more.

Social Media and the Performing Arts: Engagement First, Ticket Sales Second

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I sent a tweet asking folks to add their best examples into the wiki which helped me create the presentation.

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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.

Can Social Network Analysis Help You Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

2009 - Connected Action - Marc Smith - Social Media Network Analysis View more presentations from Marc Smith. Who liked each other, who didn't. 

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


Win up to $6000 in additional bonuses for out-fundraising the 70 other participating organizations. The goal was simple. The answer was clear.

So you want a Facebook Fan Page for Your Nonprofit? Here's the Scoop!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This webinar will be a resource for non-profits and other organizations for social good. Profiles are for individuals,  Pages for Organizations.

Avoiding the Participatory Ghetto: Are Museums Evolving with their Innovative Web Strategies?

Museum 2.0

But I left uneasy, grappling with questions that plagued me throughout the conference. How does their work relate to their physical institutions?

Twestival: Are Fundraising Groundswells A Massive Opportunity or Distraction for Nonprofit Organizations?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How is it being organized? Decentralized event organizing, it's grassroots and anyone can organize a local event.

HOW TO: Use Twitter Lists to Promote Nonprofits and Causes You Care About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twitter’s new Lists are a great way to organize your followers, and with a little intention and a dose of good will, Twitter Lists can also be used to promote your favorite nonprofits and the causes you care about. Example Tweets: Good use of Twitter Lists by @ NationalNOW to organize NOW chapters @ NationalNOW/nowchapters !

5 Key Metrics to Improve Your Email Campaigns


Offensive measurements like open, click, and conversion rates are useful for understanding how to improve your performance, while watching unsubscribe and hard bounce rates help to defend against bad emailing habits and an inadequate email sign-up process. This variable helps to understand the effectiveness of your messaging in the email.

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Small is the New Big: 2009 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Released


We just released the 2009 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study with our fantastic friends at M+R Strategic Services. To help folks get started, we hosted a release party. Local organizations are getting on the bus. Then tell me: how does your organization compare? Open rates and click-throughs are holding steady. We'll see.

Creating a Network to Nurture Social Entrepreneurs and 3BL Businesses: Notes from 2009 Net Impact Conference session

Social Actions

What currently exists both virtually and physically to link them to resources that they need to develop their organizations? Notes.

Free Webinar Wednesday: Organize Your Donor Data with Telosa

Tech Soup Blog

Basic , a tool that can help you organize your data, especially that which is donor related. Tags: Databases Donors Donors Fundraising Online Seminar Running Your Organization Are you tracking your data through multiple spreadsheets, emails and sheets of paper found throughout your office? You're not alone. read more.

Ideablob says “Goodbye”

Amy Sample Ward

Unbalanced “strategies&# - organizations have fallen victim to the “all eggs in the same basket&# trap.

New Study Reveals Nonprofits Still Need to Adapt Online Communications Best Practices


Survey their list at least once a year and ask supporters what issues do they think the organization should take on? Yikes. Can they volunteer?

Joe Solomon, Guest Post: What's the Right Offline Event for Your Organization's Online Community?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Although at core: People coming together in the real-world are key to fueling how we organize for change. Courtesy of Joe Solomon. Green Drinks.