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Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?

Frogloop

Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks? Facebook is the most popular commercial social network for nonprofits.

Nonprofit Social Network Survey Report

NTEN

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. have one or more social networking communities on their own web site. It’s free! > Download the Social Network Survey Report.

2009 Target User Forum- Day 2

NetWits

The morning starts off with the keynote session Josh Bernoff , co-author of Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. Josh is one of the most sought after speakers on the topic of practical, data-based strategies for getting results from social networks. I had a chance to talk with Josh before his presentation.

2010 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report

NTEN

You'll learn: Besides Facebook and Twitter, which commercial social network sites are nonprofits using most? And be sure to tweet it out.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Viral benefit of social networks : if you have a network in place, you might increase your chances of reaching a lot of people during a crisis.

Which Social Network Use Base Is More Altruistic?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What do you think? fundraising2.0

Pointing at Exhibits, Part 2: No-Tech Social Networks

Museum 2.0

I've spent the last two weeks working on the third chapter of my book about network effects of social participation. exhibition.

Best Campaigns of 2009

Frogloop

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

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Viral benefit of social networks : if you have a network in place, you might increase your chances of reaching a lot of people during a crisis.

Thoughts on Social Networking

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit association NTEN , consultants Common Knowledge and social networking software providers ThePort conducted a joint study of nonprofit organization and their use of and attitudes towards social networking tools. The survey asked about two types of social networking presences a nonprofit organization could have.

Home | Nonprofit Social Network Survey

AFP Blog

Home | Nonprofit Social Network Survey: "Survey ReportNonprofit Social Network SurveyNonprofits Are Embracing Social Networks:Industry Survey Reveals 74.2% of Nonprofits Have a Presence on Facebook

Research Friday: The Importance of Strong and Weak Ties In Leadership Development

ASU Lodestar Center

The connection between two people within a social network is referred to as a tie. 2009). Social Networks , 3.4

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The Art of Getting ReTweeted

Frogloop

Twitter’s most Suggested Users (Comprised of Famous People and News Networks) are Less ReTweetable. This suggests that headline based Tweets such as " Frogloop Launches Social Networking Calculator "--are more likely to go viral. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Is there an art to getting ReTweeted on Twitter?

10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Six months ago I came pretty close to complete social media burnout. I was running over 20 social networking profiles, logging in seven days a week, and at minimum pulling 60-hour work weeks. If you are managing numerous social networking profiles Monday-Friday, then you need some down time on Saturday and Sunday.

10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications

Frogloop

Last week I spoke on a couple of great panels at the Politics Online Conference about technology, social media and how Congress is trying to adapt to the ever-changing world wide web aka the “series of tubes&# as former Senator Ted Stevens so hilariously described it. All great questions! Agreed! 2.

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Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

Who should speak for your organization in social media? If you're not sure, it may be time to work out a social media policy for your staff and volunteers who blog and chat and comment online, where the personal and professional lines often blur.( How can you control what’s being said about your group and your cause? read more ).

Video Fridays #7…Social Networking

NCE Social Media

This video is short explanation of social networking websites and why they are popular. Tags: Education and Training Video networking social I’ve added a short video for today’s installment of the Video Friday series. Something simple to cleanse the palate. Something simple to cleanse the palate. Enjoy!

SXSW: Future of Social Networks

Amy Sample Ward

Social networks will be like air.&#. things need to make social networks like air: Identity - who are you? pick your friends once - social networking fatigue. calendar, call, sms, facebook, twitter, address book = level of closeness of social data. most social ads require explicit action.

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. couldn’t stomach looking at even one more new social networking/collaboration site that no one would care about in 6 minutes, much less 6 months. Tagged: Google , social networking.

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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Open Social Networks

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

linked to a great thought piece a while back on opening up the social graph (that is, your network of friends.) Jon Stahl pointed me to a great article , also about opening up the social graph. Of course, OpenSocial has blown the doors off of all of this, and what’s come out of it is quite interesting. Be Helpful.

Social network updates a friend to charities

AFP Blog

Social network updates a friend to charities: "Got a tweet to spare? It could help the charity of your choice.A week ago, a record number of status updates on Twitter and Facebook using the phrase '#BeatCancer' helped raise $70,000 for four non-profit cancer organizations". NPtech NPTwitterFundraising

Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 1)

NetWits

This is a follow-up to Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 0) that originally appeared on my Connections blog and also as a guest post on Beth Kanter's blog. One of the key takeaways from Part 0 is that once you stop just playing around with social media then you need to start putting together a strategy.

Monetizing My Social Network

Robert Weiner

Today I received spam from a site called Frens Zone that will allow me to make money off my social network. I can. Social Media Web 2.0Last month I posted about how Facebook was making money by datamining my friends. earn instant cash by just referring your friends. The more you referred, the more you earn.

Social Network Management Systems?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Social Network Management Systems? They allow you to create stand-alone social networks. Scholar360 is an LMS-SN (Learning Management System and secure Social Network), also called an NLE.

Self-Expression is Overrated: Better Constraints Make Better Participatory Experiences

Museum 2.0

There are so many more people who join social networks, who collect and aggregate favored content, and critique and rate books and movies.

Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping October 1, 2007 I was reading Deborah Finn’s curmugeonly post about Facebook. have been having curmudgeonly thoughts about social networks in general.

The Pendulum - College admissions begin using social networking tools

AFP Blog

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

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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Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking Tools - Philanthropy.com

AFP Blog

Twittering gets charity on the social network - Times Online

AFP Blog

Twittering gets charity on the social network - Times Online: "Sometimes it seems like the whole world is busy facebooking, youtubing and tweeting. But can social networking really benefit charities or is it just another fad So it’s no surprise that the not-for-profit sector wants to join in.

5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

Before sitting down to work on your social media strategy, evaluate what kind of capacity you already have in your network.  Capacity.

Five Tips for Nonprofits to Ramp Up their Social Media

Frogloop

” How much time should you spend on social media if you have limited resources?” Create a Social Media Staff Handbook.

Micropayments: Where Charity and Social Networks Meet - BusinessWeek

AFP Blog

Micropayments: Where Charity and Social Networks Meet - BusinessWeek: "Micropayments for microbloggers—it sounds like a no-brainer.

Is your Nonprofit too Social Media Dependent?

Frogloop

world and nonprofit’s wanting to carve out their space in it, it’s important that we: 1) Spend some time (not all of it) capturing people’s basic contact information (name, state, and email address at the very least) as part of your social networking strategy. With all the buzz of the Web 2.0 Here’s why.

One of the Web's First Social Networkers - BusinessWeek

AFP Blog

Thanks to Tom Watson for the Heads upOne of the Web's First Social Networkers - BusinessWeek: "One of the Web's First Social NetworkersBeth Kanter has been tapping into the Internet to raise funds for her Cambodian charity, the Sharing Foundation, for more than a decade". NPtech

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

AFP > Resource Center | Resource tools > Tapping Into Social Networks—Raise Funds, Build Community

AFP Blog

This link provides easier access to the underlying stories.AFP > Resource Center | Resource tools > Tapping Into Social Networks—Raise Funds, Build Community: "Tapping Into Social Networks—Raise Funds, Build Community(March 9, 2009) This week AFP featured social networking/web 2.0 NPtech

Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Beaconfire Wire

The purpose of Elgg was to allow people use the basics of a social networking platform and extend it to do other things. Why use Elgg?

Transcript: Promoting Causes on Online Social Networks

Robert Weiner

As I mentioned last week , the Chronicle of Philanthropy held a live online discussion about how nonprofits can use social networks to promote their organizations. On the panel, was Danielle Brigida, social-media-outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation; marketing and communications consultant Nancy E.