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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. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t break the news on Twitter or if you’re 4 hours behind on the Next Big Thing.

Guest Post on Tactical Philanthropy: Causes, MySpace and ideablob

Amy Sample Ward

“In recent days, Causes has left MySpace and IdeaBlob has shutdown. First, let’s start at the beginning: Causes Leaves MySpace.

Nonprofits turn to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter to raise money, market themselves - Metro - cleveland.com

AFP Blog

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. An estimated 184,000 people used Causes on MySpace and now it’s gone.

Why Nonprofits Should Sync Their Twitter and MySpace Accounts

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thousands of nonprofits haven’t logged into their MySpace profiles in months, or even a year or more. The majority have moved on to Facebook and Twitter. That said, MySpace is not dead. Traffic has definitely sloooowed, but the site still has 57 million monthly visitors in the United States ( as of December 2009 ).

Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?

Frogloop

Facebook usage levels are at 89% with nonprofits versus only 57% usage of Twitter. Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks?

Which Social Network Use Base Is More Altruistic?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What do you think? fundraising2.0

Change.org’s premium service is now free for all nonprofits!

NCE Social Media

In addition to all the tools that came with the basic service, all nonprofits can now: 1) Create Actions, including email petitions that can empower and expand your base of supporters. 2) Message all your supporters. 3) Send supporter requests to recruit new members. 4) Link to your profiles on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Ten Things Nonprofits May Not Know About MySpace [But I Wish They Did]

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As I spent the Thanksgiving weekend pondering gratitude, MySpace made the top of my list of things to be grateful for. If it were not for MySpace, my professional life no doubt would be much less fulfilling. And for that, I will be eternally grateful to MySpace and the “Nonprofit Organizations&# MySpace community.

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

Frogloop

seriously think it’s "the" buzz word of 2009. Eight social media tracking tools: Act.ly: New tool to launch petitions on Twitter.

Non Profit Nerds.No going out this Friday

FI Space

And also read up on all the rules here.  Of course Facebook is simply copying Twitter which copied Hi5 which copied MySpace. Here is a reminder of what we own: Twitter: @AmericanCancer. MySpace:  www.myspace.com/americancancersociety. Tags: Info Tech Innovation Facebook MySpace Nerds Twitter

Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Beaconfire Wire

Facebook , LinkedIn , MySpace , and Twitter do that just fine. boston cambridge conference elgg facebook linkedin myspace Twitter

Organizations and Tweeting Robots (Twitter, Facebook)

Beaconfire Wire

For better or for worse, since the global tipping point of twitter, everyone wants to be part of the action. If Twitter hasn’t come across your online radar, it’s probably because you are living under a proverbial rock and are a Luddite. Apparently secret votes should not be broadcast to the world using the Twitter medium.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

AFP Blog

hear it almost every day - another organization who is wildly successful on Facebook or Twitter or MySpace. Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: "Guest Post by Hildy Gottlieb: 3 Steps to Success on FacebookSubmitted by Hildy Gottlieb, publisher of Creating the Future!We

When it comes to engagement, social media is the art of the possible | Social Signal

AFP Blog

Your organization isn't on Twitter? You're not on MySpace, Bebo and FriendFeed?! Great Read from Social SignalWhen it comes to engagement, social media is the art of the possible | Social Signal: "I can't believe it!! You don't have a Facebook page with discussion groups and a wall? OMFG, that's so weak! What are you thinking

Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Launches Mobile Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new site features blog posts relative to mobile technology for nonprofits, a featured nonprofit mobile Website that will change monthly, links to the “NonprofitOrgs&# profiles on the mobile versions of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, etc, and prompts readers to subscribe to receive text alerts from Nonprofit Tech 2.0.

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

Frogloop

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

Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2009: Social Media

Connection Cafe

Reading the news in early January, I came across a few “Top 5” and “Top 10” lists for a variety of topics tied to 2009. Would it be possible to sift through a year’s worth of engagements as an independent marketing consultant and boil down the lessons I learned in 2009 into a series of “Top 5” lists?

Ideablob says “Goodbye”

Amy Sample Ward

The most important parts of the conversation around Causes do not actually focus on Causes, specifically. So, what do you think this means?

One Life is Enough!

NetWits

You’re on MySpace, you use the FaceBook Causes application, you keep constituents informed on Twitter, you show your event pictures on Flickr, you share videos on YouTube, and you know the power of blogging tools like WordPress or Blogger. So, your nonprofit is socially networked. In short, you’re well invested in Web 2.0. Now what

Ideablob says “Goodbye”

Amy Sample Ward

The most important parts of the conversation around Causes do not actually focus on Causes, specifically. So, what do you think this means?

Social Media is Going Mobile, and So Should Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

MySpace estimates that 50% of its Website traffic will be mobile within 24 months. Many of those texts are being sent via Tweets on Twitter and Status Updates on Facebook. Tags: Facebook Flickr LinkedIn Mobile Technology MySpace Twitter YouTube The Web and how people use it is transforming quickly.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

have been doing the social media thing for almost 4 years and I took granted that most nonprofits are doing the basics in terms of measuring ROI, but recent polls I presented on Twitter speak otherwise. What websites were your visitors on right before they visited your site [Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace]? Wrong.

Back to School, Back Online

Amy Sample Ward

This post originally written September 8, 2009.  Posted on Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Opinion blog.  The Research. What It Means.

Net2 Think Tank Round-Up: Entry Points for Engagement

Amy Sample Ward

It isn’t vital that you post to Twitter AND Pownce AND Jaiku or that you upload photos to Flickr AND Picasa AND Photobucket.

The social media cheesecloth: Filter and find what works for you

Connection Cafe

You may want to give Twitter a try. Author: Taylor Shanklin. recently had a friend tell me she was thinking about getting off of Facebook.

HOW TO: Create Videos for Your Nonprofit Without a Video Camera, a Budget of $0, and Little-to-No Tech Skills

Nonprofit Tech for Good

couple of things to notice: 1) People can “Share&# your videos on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and via E-mail with one-click. Animoto is a service that allows you to create videos about your nonprofit using a selection of your organization’s best photos. That’s it! You can also embed text in your Animotos videos.

Quick tip for all the social-saavy non-profits

Connection Cafe

So you already have a Facebook page, and maybe a MySpace page and a Twitter account. Why not make it easy for me to find out about it from your web site? I've noticed it's quite the trend to drop those cute little icons inconspicuously in the footer bar and I think you should hop on the bandwagon. Go on, try it out.

Great reads from around the web on June 16th

Amy Sample Ward

The goal is to use the power of "Social Influence" via Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Blogs and other online media to raise an unprecedented amount for our fund benefiting The Humane Society, LIVESTRONG, Oxfam America and WWF from June 1st until August 28th, 2009." Tags: roundup bookmarks Find me on Delicious for more!

Toobla, new tool to check out!

NCE Social Media

Content of any kind can be collected into online folders that users can then easily share with friends via Twitter, Facebook, email or elsewhere on the social web. Yesterday I met Jake and Brian from Toobla. Toobla is a brand new social bookmarking tool and I was very impressed!

10 Social Media Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (and How To Track Them)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Seventy-nine percent said they hadn’t found ways to do so.” – Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 12, 2009. Early estimates for 2009 show an increase in online donations of 46% from 2008. Facebook/YouTube/MySpace Comments and Twitter Mentions. If not, it may be time to get some training. 1. Website Traffic.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

Social Networks & Twitter from Natalie Foster: Two Principles: 1.  couple of examples: GreenPeace didn’t have everything they needed to conduct an email campaign so they set up a Myspace profile.  Twitter data: An estimated 5,000 to 10,000 new accounts are registered each day. Moderator: Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared.

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Live Blogging: 09NTC Mapping Your Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

pull in hashtags from Twitter into the RSS reader (pull in the RSS of a search.twitter.com result). Examples: Yammer for internal sharing, it’s a Twitter for groups. I’m here at NTEN’s 09NTC and am going to live blog Beth Kanter’s session on mapping your social media strategy to metrics.  Can’t wait!

Schools using social media but not for fundraising

Robert Weiner

I spent the last 3 days at the CASE District VII conference, for schools in AZ, CA, Guam, HI, NV, and UT. Very few speakers or attendees reported using these tools for fundraising, though. UC Berkeley talked about a badge that donors can post to their Facebook pages after making a gift ("I Feed The Bears").

All Change the Web Conversation Transcripts - Facebook, Mozilla, Convio Open, iPhone, Twitter, OpenSocial, and Ning - For Good!

Social Actions

Twitter for Good (Hashtag #changetheweb ). Maxwell Newbould, Product Developer for MySpace OpenSocial. Helen Yuen, Grameen Foundation.

How The National Wildlife Federation Uses Social Media

John Haydon

“My first step was to get NWF on Facebook and MySpace. You have over 10 NWF staff members on Twitter. What has been working with Twitter? Our Twitter strategy is doing very well because we are expanding our reach and connecting different audiences with the right people!&#. What did you do first? Thanks.

Guest Post by Brooke McMillan: How LIVESTRONG Uses Social Media To Animate Its Community

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An early adopter of social media, the Lance Armstrong Foundation leverages social media to engage, connect, and celebrate its community. 

Security Issues in Social Media Shouldn't Put Nonprofits Off Networking Online

Wild Apricot Blog

This past weekend, Twitter was hit by a phishing epidemic — just the latest in a string of attacks against social networking sites that hit the mainstream news last month when a fake video link spread the Koobface worm on Facebook and MySpace. read more ).

Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin: Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 0)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Déjà Vu All Over Again Web 2.0 in 2009 reminds me of Web 1.0 in 1999. How can we use Twitter? Is that MySpace friend an activist?

Crowdsourcing Your Professional Learning With Social Media: An Example

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How often should an organization post to Twitter or send out updates on Facebook? Also everyone says that Twitter wont' raise any money.

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