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New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Media Applications and Tools. Click to See Visualization. Location : Global, country, region, state and city. Telecommunications Infrastructure.

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Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In May, 2009,   Peter Dietz, founder of Social Actions , reflected on the future of online fundraising and wrote about a shift in donor expectations. 

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New Twitter Tool Mailana Helps Me Visualize Strong Ties In My Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What's your takeaway from this tool?  to learn more about the methodology) of your twitter friends with search. Jonathon D. jasonfalls. 2.

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How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

Using the two tools above, you should get notified whenever a blogger uses your organization’s name or projects, etc.  Getting Started.

4 Keys to Building a Successful Nonprofit Web Site


Our main goal is to help you learn how to leverage our technology and the tools that make up social media. We recently launched a new blog here at Blackbaud Internet Solutions. It’s been an exciting endeavor and given us a lot of insight into using social media for nonprofits and fundraising!

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


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. Dahna Goldstein Bev Magda I used to do technology consulting with nonprofits, and I found that the work was about 10% technology, 90% psychology.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What social media tools are they currently using? Tactics and Tools. What tactics and tools do you have the capacity to implement?

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Facebook for Nonprofit Beginners: Learn the Basics of this Online Social Networking Tool

Tech Soup Blog

Many people view online social networking tools, such as Facebook , LinkedIn , and Myspace as time-draining distractions. Tools Web 2.0 Tools If you haven't heard of Facebook, I'm sorry to break it to you, but you are living under a rock. read more.

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


seriously think it’s "the" buzz word of 2009. What tools should they use? June 30, 2009 | Laura Tube Mogul is great for video.

5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

Often, we forget that because the actual application/software/tool may be free, really using it is not.  Goals & Objectives. Capacity.

My Goals For 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Think of how you want to be successful in 2009.  One example recently was I post I wrote about a Twitter tool.  Photo by RedRaspus.


100 Online Tools for Non-Profits

Wild Apricot Blog

Tight in the budget and short on staff, non-profits are always on the lookout for new ways to get things done — and the Internet is a real treasure trove of useful tools. read more ).

RSA 2009: Cloud Security a Recurring Theme

Tech Soup Blog

Tools Last year at RSA — the annual industry-wide information security conference held here in San Francisco — we noted that Web 2.0

TechSoup Wins 2009 California Digital Inclusion Award

Tech Soup Blog

The Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT) and California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) today named TechSoup Global one of three winners of the 2009 California Digital Inclusion Program Award. Tools Web Building read more.

The 10 Commandments of Effective Homepage Design

Connection Cafe

I’m hoping it will be a great tool for them to use to convince others in their organization to make some iterative changes. Author: Lacey Kruger. Just coming out of the Homepage Design Slam session at the Summit, I wanted to provide a brief recap for those who couldn’t make it. The 10 Commandments of Homepage Design. I.

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


But remember don’t treat it as a one way communication tool to just blast out your latest press releases and action alerts. Agreed! 2.

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

Museum 2.0

I’ve had it with museums’ obsession with open-ended self-expression. And yet many museums are fixated on creators. This is a problem for two reasons.

2009 eCampaigning Review Released

Amy Sample Ward

Succeeding at this, though, isn’t reliant on the tools but staff time and knowledge about how to do it. As I announced recently , Advocacy Online and Fairsay have jointly produced a benchmark report to examine key e-campaigning performance measures. Report Highlights. Only 43% of actions linked to background information.

Thanksgiving 2009

NCE Social Media

Many Arc chapters have joined the socialmedia-sphere in 2009. 9. Tags: Tools facebook top10 twitter Here is my top ten list of socialmedia things I am thankful for this year. All of the games on Facebook. 8. Open APIs and deals between social media sites. 7. Realtime search. 4. Twitter lists. 3.

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. Over $5 million has been raised in 2009 alone. In April 2009, the Washington Post published a critique of Facebook Causes on the basis that it wasn't an effective tool for raising money. and Canada.

5 tools nonprofits can be today to enhance their online presence and efficiency

Connection Cafe

Hundreds if not thousands of online tools are available to help nonprofit organizations with online communication. David J. Social Networks. 2.

Guest Post by Gaurav Mishra: The 4Cs Social Media Framework

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first reason is the excessive focus on specific social media tools. Many first-timers are introduced to social media via specific tools.

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10 Tools and Strategies to Market Your Nonprofit on a Shoe-String Budget


Check out these 10 tools and strategies to market your nonprofit on the web, connect with your members and reach new supporters. Easy* 2. Easy*.

TweetsGiving 2009: What Nonprofit Tech Are You Thankful For?

Tech Soup Blog

Tweetsgiving is using micro-blogging tool Twitter to raise money for a classroom in Tanzania. What, pray tell is that, you might be asking?

The State of Online Fundraising


" They probably said the same thing about Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools. Blackbaud studied 1,274 nonprofits to compare their online fundraising results for the first six months of 2008 to the same period of 2009. 38 nonprofits in the analysis had at least one online gift of $20,000 of more so far in 2009.

10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About


Every Wednesday, Gartner does a free webinar on a variety of topics. This week, they presented "Technology Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore."

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.

RSA 2009: Symantec and MessageLabs Talk About the State of Security

Tech Soup Blog

Tools There are now more endpoints that organizations need to secure , and Symantec needs to have a global overview of threats as they emerge.

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Uses for Online Collaborative Tools

Tech Soup Blog

Tools Last week, I facilitated a webinar which discussed Microsoft Office Live Workspace. Ken Polson from Microsoft explained how Live Workspace works, how to get started and what it can be used for. Click here to view the webinar recording. Here are some of their responses: read more.

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How Sticky is Facebook? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 01:28PM | by Allyson Kapin Facebook is the 5th most trafficked site in the United States. What does this mean? Yikes!

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January Net2 Think Tank: Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

This month’s Net2 Think Tank question was, “What do you think will be the big changes, new technologies, hot applications, or successful campaigns of 2009?” We had a great collection of contributions this month.  Take a look at the posts below—many great conversation starters to get you thinking and buzzing about what 2009 will bring.

NTC 2009 Building and Sustaining Vibrant Online Communities

Tech Soup Blog

Tools Last Monday I attended my colleague, Susan Tenby's panel presentation, Building and Sustaining Vibrant Online Communities at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). I had some connectivity issues so I wasn't able to live blog this as I'd hoped, but here is my not-so-live recap of this informative panel. Peggy Duvette, WiserEarth.

MaintainIT's Online Training Tools and Tips

Tech Soup Blog

Tools Web 2.0 Tools Sarah over at the MaintainIT Project blogged about ways that libraries have used online trainings to lower costs, increase efficiency, and reduce travel. Definitely worth checking out. read more.

What are the most effective ways Nonprofits/Foundations can use Twitter #hashtags?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

engaging in conversation, finding it more useful as a social media tool). Photo by Mansikka. What is a #HashTag? This takes some facilitation.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Fan Pages have a metrics tool that has just upgraded.  It's called the insight tool -- you can see better metrics for the Fan Page.

Tools to Share Large Files Online

Tech Soup Blog

We had a forum thread on a similar topic a few weeks ago, and as the responses in the blog post and forum thread suggest, there is no clear "winner" in this field, and the best tool for you will depend on your organization's needs. Tools read more.

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


From grassroots advocacy staffers to Hill staffers and PR folks, the same questions arose during each panel session – what are the top social media tools we should be using to spread our message and how do we effectively use social media. All great questions! Agreed! 2. Consider it like an interactive 24-hour news cycle.

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Enter the 2009 Adobe Show Your Impact Nonprofit Design Contest

Tech Soup Blog

Well, time to get out your most awesomely-designed (yes, I did type MOST awesomely-designed) campaign materials and enter the 2009 Adobe Show Your Impact Nonprofit Design Contest ! You can register to learn how to create successful marketing campaigns using Adobe tools in time for the contest in April! It's that time of year again!

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. As more smaller orgs use these tools, we see they have the most room to grow -- and their lists ARE growing fast -- but they're taking the biggest hits in the fundraising department. We'll see. Small is the new big.

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