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How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How much effort are your social media channels really worth? Twitter engagement rates for brands are actually higher on the weekend.

I'm on a Horse! Four Lessons From Social Media in 2010

NTEN

Teaser: NTEN friend Janet Fouts -- have you read Social Media Nonprofit Tweet yet? -- invited a few folks to share the big lessons they learned from social media in 2010. Because I learn something new every fifteen minutes on Twitter, I had a hard time narrowing it down. On Twitter, anything with a link rules.

I'm on a Horse! Four Lessons From Social Media in 2010

NTEN

NTEN friend Janet Fouts -- have you read Social Media Nonprofit Tweet yet? -- invited a few folks to share the big lessons they learned from social media in 2010. Because I learn something new every fifteen minutes on Twitter, I had a hard time narrowing it down. NTEN has a Twitter account , a Facebook page , and a LinkedIn Group.

7 Online Fundraising Tips I Learned By Participating in Movember

NetWits

It was interesting seeing which platform (Facebook, Twitter, email, face-to-face, etc.) Wait, Go Back: What is Movember Again?

10 Things I've Learned Over 2,000 Tweets

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Twitter was a backchannel for conversation throughout the day's activities, and I met many new colleagues and friends via this channel On May 18th, 2007 at 5:18pm I tweeted for the first time, saying "@Ruby.

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are definitely some benefits to having your executive director or CEO being present on social media channels.  Tips. 1.  

25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 10th, 2011 The Chronicle of Philanthropy is not only a great publication, but they also publish some excellent research about online fundraising trends.

10 Twitter Apps for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An online database of Twitter Apps called oneforty currently lists almost 2,900 third-party Twitter Apps. channel/BigCatRescue. 7.

Zoetica Salon Summary: Feeding America’s Social Media Measurement Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dan Michel, Digital Marketing Manager, Feeding America Twitter: @dpmichel. With social media now is that as important anymore?

Hype vs. Reality: What digital channels are the most effective in 2010?

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There is a lot of hype around new digital channels, but little evidence is published to back this up. Here is the evidence from one global campaign in 2010 to demonstrate how different digital channels compared. This meant it was an amazing opportunity to run an integrated multi-channel global campaign. So I will.

Twitter Social Good Campaigns: Moving Up The Ladder of Engagement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's another Mother's Day Fundraising Campaign on Twitter.  See Juilos Vasconcellos analysis ). The effort raised over $11,000.

How Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ Raised over $10M in 1 Day!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twitter = 827. Only 31 percent of respondents said they found it useful to be notified of giving opportunities on Facebook or Twitter.

How can we prepare organizational leaders to work in a networked world?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Eric Eugene Kim. Guest post by Patti Anklam. The formal organization is represented by the (usually) hierarchical organization structure.

9 Ways Nonprofits Can Excel Using Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Examples:  San Jose Opera use of  #Operaplot Twitter Hashtag. TechSoup Microsoft NGO Connection Day. Connecting With Colleagues.

Crowdsourcing: Measuring the Impact of the Crowd in Funding and Doing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, you can use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, to support engaging crowds to participate in the activity.

Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011

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According to the Online Giving Study, 66% of online gifts to charities come in via their own websites. I’d also like to see nonprofits master the art of writing. I saw (and responded to a few great appeals in 2010) but much nonprofit communication still seems artificial, inauthentic and dare I say boring! Holly Ross, NTEN. Mobile!

A Reflection on Networked Professional Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Black-Crowned Night Heron. Personally, I need both kinds of learning and the challenge is balancing it.  What is your system for professional learning? 

The Future of the Nonprofit Office: Working from Home v2.0

NTEN

As the popularity and use of social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter continue to grow at staggering rates, we can expect these tools to become more and more a part of everyday business for employees. HootSuite and Tweetdeck are organizational tools that help users manage their social media channels. What do you think?

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Closing the Loop Between Social Media and Offline Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was in Oakland, CA and discovered Fenton's Creamery , famous for its ice cream.  The line was out the door.  I've also been reading about tips.

5 Ways to Increase Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

NetWits

Follow them on Twitter and retweet relevant posts. Learn why they are involved, what motivates them, and engage them through different channels.

A Twitter follower is worth $0.24

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

All communications were strictly limited to my blog, Twitter and Facebook. Two donors were former colleagues who also have Twitter accounts.

The 2 Key Elements of Successful Fundraising Campaigns

NetWits

So, what are the 2 key elements of successful fundraising campaigns? 1) A multi-channel approach to engagement. 2) A strong communication strategy.

Nine Ways Networked Nonprofits Use Slideshare

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Slideshare. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Please join me on June 21st from 1-2 PM PST for the virtual launch of The Networked Nonprofit.

5 Myths about Online Giving | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Myths about Online Giving Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 1st, 2010 There are so many myths about online giving. 33% of online donors will switch channels to become offline donors. Here are five that need to be busted. 1.

Bikinis, Greed & Adrenaline: Secrets of Social Media’s Dark Underbelly

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Check out Radian6 and HubSpot ; did you know you can have an email list appended with twitter tags?]. Author: Jennifer Darrouzet.

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How Useful is Social Media to Nonprofits?

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According to Idealware’s survey of over 750 nonprofit staffers: Almost 80% "think" that they reach new supporters using Facebook, Twitter, video sharing sites like YouTube, and blogging. About 30% said that they “think&# they are raising money via Twitter, video sharing sites and LinkedIn.

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How-to: Make Your Nonprofit Video More Social

NTEN

Promote your video in a variety of social media channels. If your video lives on Youtube, for example, shorten that link and share it on Facebook and Twitter, then encourage supporters to continue to grow the conversation. By Melissa Nelson, Media Production and Outreach Manager, Blackbaud. Convey real purpose. Define the need.

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Actionable Listening: Learning from Watching Other Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Actionable listening on social media channels means transforming a “river of noise&# into insights that are actionable.  

10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Get a copy of the story and upload to your YouTube channel, and then promote it on your blog. 9. Share breaking news. Post calls to action.

50 (More) Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

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User Twitter Widgets to display updates on your website or blog. View more presentations from Chad Norman. Over $7.5 Get creative!

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Knitting Together Your Website, Email, and Social Media Content

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Step 2: Share Across Channels. You want to share the same basic message across all channels, but you’ll often vary the specific call to actions.

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Tips for Remote Presenting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the presentation, I’ll be on the Twitter back channel following the #netnon hashtag from the Independent Sector Conference in Atlanta. 

Are Qwerty Monsters the Nonprofit Donors of the Future?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mobile can’t be this separate tactic or channel in your communications strategy.   Planning for Integration First. Qwerty Monsters.

5 Questions: Superheroes of Online Fundraising: Become a Data-Driven Strategist

NTEN

Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? Where can people follow you online (twitter, blog, etc.)? Analyze!

"Google Was Our First Office": Managing a Worldwide Staff

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print magazine is one of PT's main activities, providing an additional channel for the global community of young Jews to exchange ideas. .

How To Make A Back Channel Light Up Like Clark Griswald's House

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's a live chat during a workshop or presentation and these days, it mostly taking place on Twitter. How: 6 Tools and Tips. It has 400 members. 

Social Media for Good and Evil, Strong and Weak Ties, Online/Offline,and Orgs and Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nancy Scola at TechPresident, in a post called, Malcolm Gladwell Goes Searching Twitter for 60’s Activism. The examples are there, too.

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In Case of Emergency, Update Your Facebook Status

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During an emergency, 41% of respondents would use social media to let their love ones know they are safe. Hope you will too.

Which Company is the Most Socially Responsible and Generous to Nonprofits: Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? LinkedIn? MySpace? Flickr? Google?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits and their adoption of social media has created an interesting, albeit interdependent relationship with large companies like Google, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. They also created an Impact Channel. Very few nonprofits utilize MySpace anymore. 5) Twitter. potential consumers). Flickr. Yahoo! THANKS.

Spreadsheet Aerobics: Actionable Measurement for Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Promoting through other channels (blog post, Twitter, speaking engagement, etc). Photo by Metro Library and Archive. What does that mean?