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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.

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.

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.

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

AFP Blog

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?

Can MySpace Make a Comeback?

Wild Apricot Blog

Facebook and Twitter took over as social media centers in 2009, while MySpace faded fast - but don't count MySpace down and out yet! In fact, the changes at MySpace have already started.( This summer, it's getting a major makeover with a new "content discovery" focus. read more ).

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.

A brief graph on current trends

NCE Social Media

Below is a chart showing how Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace compare in number of unique visitors in the past 13 months. Facebook and Twitter have grown while MySpace has been stagnant. Tags: Facebook Marketing and Awareness Microblog Tools twitter facebook myspace compete

Does Immersion In Social Media Change Our Brain Functions? This Is Your Brain On Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The memorable tagline :  This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions? Maybe there's some grain of truth in that? That's impressive.

Brain 12

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.

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.

Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

Greenpeace building up 90,000+ friends on MySpace and communicating with this audience in that space. Twitter. Some website tools: 1.

How Your Nonprofit Can Reach Babyboomers with Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

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.

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 ).

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. 

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?

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.

Social Media Usage Guidelines: Don't moon people with cameras (or at least hide your face when you do)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I attended a webinar about social media policies called " E-Privacy: Can You Legally Monitor MySpace, LinkedIn, E-mail, & Blogs?

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.

Causes and Ideablob: Who Owns Your Social Networking Data?

Tech Soup Blog

Amy discusses the Causes fallout as well as Ideablob's sudden disappearance. It's definitely worth the read. read more. Tools

Tweeting 9 to 5: The Social Media Work Routine

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tell me about your job My job is pretty amazing. I get to use sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace for a living! How do keep sane? 

Social Networks for Market Research

Idealware

STRONG Fathers' tagline aptly explains the organization, "Supporting men in Maine in their efforts to become skilled, active, and strong parents." I asked Brian to chat with me because I knew he had been using MySpace to reach his audience, and I was curious as to how that was going. MySpace has proven to be a window into that disconnect.

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

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.

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

Tools Galore in Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Social Networks & Twitter from Natalie Foster: Two Principles: 1. Only 5 percent of all Twitter users have more than 250 followers.

Guest Post by Hildy Gottlieb: 3 Steps to Success on Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We hear it almost every day - another organization who is wildly successful on Facebook or Twitter or MySpace. Sounds silly, of course - but that is really what we are asking when we ask, “What should I talk about on Twitter or Facebook or MySpace?” Submitted by Hildy Gottlieb, publisher of Creating the Future!

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

Tapping into the Strengths of a Generation – The Millennials

NTEN

Christina Smith, YourMembership.com Inc. [Ed. note: This article is part of NTEN's Member Appreciation Month spectacular. The most popular pieces will be featured in our newsletter. You can read all the details here. ]. You can no longer use one sweeping cattle call of a request to drum up dollars and people. Jossey-Bass). " (Tapscott, Don.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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").

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.