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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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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.

Lights. Camera. Help. Opens Submissions for Nonprofit Film Festival with Pre-screening in Austin, Texas

Connection Cafe

David Neff shared with me info about the organization's event and I thought this was something all Connection Cafe readers should hear about.

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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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How Do Other Organizations Control Administrative Costs?

Tech Soup Blog

They reference an article from the fall 2009 Stanford Social Innovation Review , The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle. We stopped services.

Volunteering: Making the Connection

Connection Cafe

We completed our signs and we even had time to help out with a few other tasks. What does this have to do with me, you might ask? Everything!

Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

Connection Cafe

The only reason not to turn this over to hordes of crowds eager to help you is that it means giving up total control and bureaucracy.

Google Media = Nonprofit Grants, Blogs, Video and Maps Galore

Connection Cafe

Social functionality makes sites more "sticky" and helps build community while giving people a reason to come back due to interactivity.

Best Campaigns of 2009


In 2009 their campaigns made me laugh or helped me channel my frustration over injustices into action. The result?

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


Enewsletters Still Work Enewsletters are still a valuable form of communications for most organizations. April 28, 2009 | Joanna M.

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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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Socially enabling your mission – how nonprofits can benefit from online communities

Connection Cafe

And this technology is allowing nonprofits to have truly "socially enabled missions" by empowering their supporters to take action on behalf of their organization like never before - whatever that desired action may be for any given organization. 10-30% only participate at a low level. Define your success metrics 4.

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.

The 4 Must-Haves of a Successful Web site Redesign

Connection Cafe

You've probably got a deadline, you may have a budget, and of course you have stakeholders who are helping to drive the vision and will sign off on the finished product. strong information architecture is scalable to grow with your organization, so that you can add information to your web site over time. What now?

Present with me at the NTC!

Connection Cafe

If your organization is pinching pennies these days but you'd like to go, check out the scholarship program to help send qualified 501c3 staff. I've been asked to lead a session at this year's NTC conference in San Francisco (April 26-28). Having attending 6 or 7 now it's definitely an event I look forward to and highly recommend.

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.

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.

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 !

Blog for Choice Day 2009

Connection Cafe

Today is Blog for Choice Day 2009 , an event organized by NARAL Pro-Choice America. binds the members more tightly to the organization.

Can A Public Nonprofit Dashboard Be Your Organization's Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, they can be incredibly useful for helping leaders to focus attention on critical mission matters. It's work, but overall feels really good. 

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But, if an organization simply cuts and pastes a social media policy without the internal culture change, it won't be effective. 

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).

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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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?

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

10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About


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

2009 GreatNonprofits Youth Thrive Awards

Amy Sample Ward

The 2009 GreatNonprofits Youth Thrive Awards will recognize the top-rated youth-focused nonprofits. In the month of September, the small, medium, and large organizations with the most positive reviews will be featured on GreatNonprofits and Guidestar. This will help highly-rated nonprofits attract more support and volunteers.”.

2009 Member Appreciation: Daily Member Prize Winner for 11/10


We hope this will help you and your org continue to put technology to use for your mission. Member Appreciation Month?

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.

ThePort Releases New Whitepaper to Help Nonprofit Organizations Evaluate Social Networking Software

AFP Blog

Press ReleaseThePort Releases New Whitepaper to Help Nonprofit Organizations Evaluate Social Networking Software: "Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 -- Social media solutions provider ThePort Network, Inc. The whitepaper discusses critical factors organizations must

5 Good Nonprofit Infographics

NonProfit Trends

Especially when they help reveal a lot of information in a visual format. World Giving Index Charities Aid Foundation looked at three different types of charitable behavior – giving money, giving time and helping a stranger and used the results to produce the “World Giving Index.&# All Rights Reserved

Moving away from “organizations” - to what?

Amy Sample Ward

That doesn’t help us communicate very well! The word most in question: “organization&#. Raspberries. Blackberries.

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.

Looking forward to NTC 2009

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Gather with folks and spend an exciting day peer-sharing about free and open source software in nonprofit organizations. And, you can help folks get to NTC ! I love NTC (NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference). would be dishonest if I said I didn’t have a sweet reminiscence for the Circiut Rider Roundups of old. Hurrah!

New Video Series Helps Exempt Organizations Understand Redesigned Form 990 Requirements | Planned Giving Design Center

AFP Blog

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.

Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

The panelists each described a handful of tools to help with online communication, specifically for nonprofit causes and social activism.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: May 12, 2009

Amy Sample Ward

What happens when the most talented and innovative women in technology who work with non-profit organizations and political campaigns get together for the day to discuss the most relevant issues ranging from the Women in Open Source to Fighting Sexism in the Tech Sector? Details: Date: May 12, 2009. You get Women Who Tech. WWT in UK!

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Does this sound like you and your nonprofit organization?  Social media is not meant to gut the organization or its purpose. And why?