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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

Are we actually making a difference? Your audience isn’t only using social media during the 9am – 5pm work day. By Sacha Evans. Topsy.

Birthing a Curriculum for Building a Community


Every org is different and must build its community to work toward its own goals and mission.

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7 Online Fundraising Tips I Learned By Participating in Movember


This gave me a great place to experiment with some different fundraising and communication tactics. People Give for Different Reasons.

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The Differences Between a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and Other Tax Exemptions

NonProfit Hub

You don’t need to know all of them, so here is an overview of some of the more common options and differences between each. 501(c)(3). 501(c)6.

How Does Participation Work in Multi-Lingual Museums?

Museum 2.0

And this leads to a basic question, one I haven't figured out: how do you encourage visitors to participate when they speak different languages?

TechSoup Global: A Tale of Two Dramatically Different Networks and Their Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some of the lessons learned include: -Could have provided the Netsquared community with more tools to do their work like listserves, web sites, etc. 

Tech@State – Civil Society 2.0: Reflections on Networked Nonprofits and Free Agents

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Shawn Ahmed sent us a video from Bangladesh with his reflections on how nonprofits can work with Free Agents.  Photo by Mark Horvath.

My New Year’s Resolution: Balancing Solitude and Connectedness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robert Scoble outlines different categories of filtering tools that can help you swim through the ocean of noise to find the good stuff.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Crowds are powerful, but you must know how to effectively use them or it can be more work.  What worked in terms of the design?

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Another internal challenge is to get the different departments on the same page about what to measure. 

Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This works best if you have small network. Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar. View more presentations from womenwhotech. Family members.

Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011


But here are some compelling reasons why a mobile website or a mobile application might work better for your organization:  . Why Go Mobile?


Is a Sub-Minimum Wage Fair to People with Disabilities? | The.

Vertex Systems

The piece rate means they are paid a set amount of money for each item produced or the productivity for work performed. Bookmark the permalink.

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Secret Agent L: Covering the Globe with Random Acts of Kindess

Have Fun - Do Good

Laura was anonymous with her project for a year until she held a reveal party and fundraiser in July of 2010. We walk down the street. Right.

7 Things Nonprofits Need to Know About the New Facebook Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new design has been in the works for over a year. Are the new Facebook Pages here? Well, yes… kinda, according to Mashable. Facebook

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Is Social Media Right for Your Organization?

Connection Cafe

Organizations need to stop trying to replicate other social media strategies and develop one that works for their specific needs and opportunities. Why should a social media initiative be any different? Author: Jordan Viator. Guest post from John Chen, @ johnYSchen , DC-based nptechie and nonprofiteer. Why are you doing it?

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? 

Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011


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!

Video Can Help Boost Donations in End-Of-The-Year Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We know that video can connect people to the work you do every day in a ways simple text just can’t match. Photo by Fensterbme on Flickr. Enjoy.

How Many Free Agents Does It Take To Change A Nonprofit Fortress?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While other nonprofits, institutions that have been working in a particular way for decades, have more challenges in making the change. 

Getting People In the Door: Design Tips from the Retail World

Museum 2.0

Are museum visitors "customers?" Are library patrons "shopping?" The retail analogy falls in and out of fashion in cultural institutions.

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They can provide a human face to your organization's work, a unique viewpoint, and serve as a thought leader in your field.  Tips. 1.  

How-to: DIY Community and Content Mapping


The tools and methods here are designed to be flexible and adaptable so that you can make them work for your organization and needs. Read more.

Have Questions, Not Answers for 2011


Marketing, in particular, social marketing can make all the difference in your organization's work come 2011. What is social marketing?

Nonprofit Software Solutions to Cut Costs and Overcome Budget Cuts.

Vertex Systems

Posted on December 27, 2010 by vertex | 1 Comment You may be facing severe budget cuts. Is there a solution to this problem? And time is money.

How I Got Here

Museum 2.0

There's not a lot of work in pinball, and I had a deep secondary interest in unschooling and free-choice learning. Anna accepted my proposal.

Social Media: Who Will Do The Work?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Who in our organization is going to do the work? Three Models. How are ever going to find the time to do social media?

Improving Family Exhibitions by Co-Creating with Children

Museum 2.0

Pouring through these materials, I was struck by several key elements of this project that made it work. The museum worked with St.

The 5 Best Social Impact Games of 2010


Before the end of the year we conducted a survey to find out what the Games for Change community believed were the best social impact games of 2010. Interro-Bang challenges young players with tasks that are centered on making a difference in the world. We received some excellent nominations and the voting process was exciting to watch.

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Welcome to Beth’s Blog for the Next Decade

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dawn Near the Bay of Bengal by Joisey Showaa. Welcome to the new and improved Beth’s Blog !  3129:  Total Posts. 7641:  Total Comments.

What’s ahead in 2010?

Amy Sample Ward

My Focus for 2010. Your Focus for 2010. What are you focusing on at work that’s new? communities of focus.

WomenWhoTech: Social Media ROI Panel

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If we look at a broader definition of ROI – I see four different “I&# words … Return on Insight. Social Media Roi Slidesbk.

NTEN Communications Roundtable December 2010

Amy Sample Ward

Date : December 7th, 2010. Description :  This month’s Communications Roundtable focuses on communications struggles, lessons, and best practices for working internationally. 2010 presentation communications nten roundtableLocation : Phone & online chat. Related Links : NTEN Roundtables.

Nine Ways Networked Nonprofits Use Slideshare

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Let’s look at the different ways they use slideshare. (1)  Networked Professional Development and Learning. Slideshare.

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud


This new paradigm offers great potential to improve how we all work.'s development of the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website is facilitating micro-transactions that were previously prohibitively expensive, thereby helping alleviate poverty and raise awareness on a different, more personalized, level.

Thoughts from EMSA 2010


The week before last, I was lucky enough to attend the Email Marketing Summit Australia 2010 (EMSA). What information is available?

What type of Tweets get retweeted most? Bites of Wisdom

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What are your different types of Tweets?  What works or doesn't work in getting retweeted more often? 

Wikileaks War Data Reveal Underreporting of Iraqi Civilian Casualties

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Depending on the degree of overlap of cases between the sources, the number of deaths that were not reported to any source will differ. Three or more sources would allow us to account for similar (or dissimilar) reporting patterns of the different sources. Jacob Shapiro of Princeton University, presents a parallel argument.

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How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They also understand how to leverage and work with free agents or groups that may create “unofficial pages.&#. Introduction. Content.

Blogging to Support Policy Goals: MomsRising Shares Lessons Learned

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

MomsRising Health Reform Blog Carnival – September 2010. What Worked. What Needs More Work & Strategic Thought. Goals.