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Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011

NetWits

Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us. It’s that time again. Here’s the detail … ?Title:

SXSW 2011: David J. Neff talks Social Media Fundraising with Frank Barry

NetWits

While at SXSW 2011 I had the chance to talk with David J. Watch the Video from SXSW 2011. SXSW 2011: David J. Camera.

My Three Words for 2011: Seek, Sense, and Share

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My Three Words for 2011 inspired by Harold Jarche's Networked Learning Model. Then, try to think in even broader terms.

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New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

—– I’m really excited by tools that enable digital or transmedia storytelling. Do you have a hyperlocal online network/space?

International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

2011 has been an amazing year for human rights defenders. In my Fall 2011 President’s Update , I mentioned PBS NewsHour’s two stories, and complete press coverage of our work is listed on our website. The year 2011 has shown in many ways that the arc of history is bending toward justice. and the European Union. and Catherine T.

Unleash your curation creativity: 4 cool storytelling tools

SocialFish

I’ve been playing with a slew of storytelling tools lately. Implementation cool toolsSTORIFY. Topic: Champions League Final).

Idealware’s Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide, Updated for 2011

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through tools like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, you can post information, encourage comments and get feedback. Guest post by Laura Quinn.

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Using Social Media to Put a Face on Homelessness with Mark Horvath

NetWits

While at SXSW 2011 I had a got a few minutes to catch up with Mark. SXSW 2011: Mark Horvath Talks about InvisiblePeople.TV

Why Online Donors are Worth More than Offline Donors [INFOGRAPHIC]

NetWits

In 2011, online giving was up 13% on a year-over-year basis when large International Affairs organizations are removed from the analysis.

Say What? Build a Social Media Listening Dashboard for Your Nonprofit

NetWits

If you’re lucky enough to have a decent budget,  you can look into social media monitoring tools like Radian6. But how?

Trick or Tweet? Seven Twitter Tools To Help You Measure, Learn, and Improve

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Susan Tenby from TechSoup Global told me about socialbro.  It is a Twitter analytics tool. Crowdbooster is another Twitter analytics tool that gives you a lot of interesting charts and graphs and data. Tools are like candy – have a sugar high yet? Want more, see my big, messy list of social media tools.

Online Tools to Help You Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

NetWits

Welcome to 2011! This is a really useful tool for helping coordinate ongoing activities such as email blasts. Google Calendar. Tweetdeck.

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Security and Control: Early thoughts on Google+

Amy Sample Ward

There are bound to be many, many versions of this blog post as people from around the world start investigating the tool and sharing their impressions.

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It's All In The Tools

Connection Cafe

Even the smallest nonprofits can achieve event fundraising success at little to no cost, just by using some readily available tools.

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June 2011 Community Builder Chat Archive (#CommBuild)

Amy Sample Ward

The June Community Builder chat focused a lot on listening, engaging, and supporting communities with organic and emerging conversations and goals.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Successfully Going Mobile

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. Millennials want basic information and tools for action.

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]

NetWits

When you register, you’ll immediately get access to the white paper, Making Event Participants More Successful with Social Media Tools.

Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

When it comes to innovation in civil society, there is nothing that can match the speed and ingenuity of communities that come together to make a change, develop a tool, or feed a need. Don’t ever go for a new, shiny, cool social media platform or tool simply because you’ve heard others talking about it. Why Community? Principles.

NTC Day of Service 2011: The Art of Story Capture

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Since Mark works solo, this is a useful tool.  Approximately 100 volunteers participated in service activities.  Tech Recycling Day.

Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site

NetWits

Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? Twitter has more than 16 million users, and 42.3

6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

NetWits

Internet Marketing and Communication Search Engine Optimization Social Media #nptech Non-Profit Share This social media Social Media Tools Stats

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Four Social Media Fundraising Tools

NTEN

That leaves a relatively small sliver raised via the third party tools typically available on social media. give them credit for sticking with it and pivoting to a very compelling tool [wishes.causes.com]. To the point that you're reading a blog post about one type of tool that assists one type of fundraising in one type of channel?

5 Web Reports Every Nonprofit Should Know

NetWits

Probably no better an indication of my love for the knowledge waiting to be unmasked within this tool, is the (fun?) Google Analytics Dashboard.

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March 2011 Community Builder Chat Archive (#CommBuild)

Amy Sample Ward

Get the full archive here! Some of the topics from the chat include: Engaging specific ethnic groups/communities. Hyper-local communities.

April 2011 Community Builder Chat Archive (#CommBuild)

Amy Sample Ward

The April Community Builder chat zeroed in on data and tools. Some of the tools discussed include: Hootsuite. Get the full archive here!

10 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Twitter

NetWits

Fret not, however, as the number of nonprofits using Twitter continues to grow. Staff Networking. Location Based Services. Timely Actions.

Is Facebook an Effective Volunteer Management Tool?

NTEN

[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from an article that first appeared in the June 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. It seems like a logical assumption that Facebook should also be a good way to attract volunteers—but is that true? You need to cultivate it.” “I treat an Internet presence like a garden,” she said. You need to cultivate it.”

Best Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools

Frogloop

collaboration tools can help team members in multiple locations communicate smarter and faster with each other. The tools also can help you work closer with partner organizations and volunteers. Here are five tools that we've encouraged our nonprofit clients to try out. Huddle. Free workspaces. Tungle.me. MediaFunnel. nptech

4 Tools to Help Any Nonprofit Tell Stories Online

Frogloop

Animoto Animoto isn't a new tool, but it is still in my top five. Posterous is a blogging tool, that is really so much more.

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Frogloop Guest Post: 4 Tools to Help Any Nonprofit Tell Stories Online

Amy Sample Ward

Animoto isn’t a new tool, but it is still in my top five. Posterous is a blogging tool, that is really so much more. Historypin.

5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits

SocialFish

Jason Fitzpatrick from Lifehacker mused that “WorkFlowy is a one-list-to-rule-them-all organization tool.”. For non-profits, WorkFlowy has to be the mother of all web tools. They supply non-profits with promotion, fundraising tools, and an extensive resource library. What cool free online collaboration tools are you using

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10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness

NetWits

Use Online Fundraising Tools. It goes without saying, but using an online tool will help you manage your fundraising efforts. Follow Up.

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Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. Moderated by Kari Dunn, Case Foundation. So we have to relevant.

16 Twitter Tools for Nonprofits | The SocialPath

Vertex Systems

But for those who are, or who are getting ready to start, here are a few useful tools for nonprofits that are either free or should have a free option.

Six Online Fundraising Tools You May Have Never Heard Of

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, here are six new fundraising tools for nonprofits to explore: 1. You got to give it to the social good entrepreneurs.

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Long Term Success with Social Media

NetWits

The technology became a tool to accomplish the community’s larger purposes and needs, rather than a shiny “must-have&# object.

NTC Day of Service 2011: The Art of Story Capture

NTEN

Since Mark works solo, this is a useful tool. Approximately 100 volunteers participated in service activities. Here's an example. 4.)

The Big 3: SEO, Email and Social

NetWits

First, use the Google AdWords keyword research tool to do some analysis for words and phrases you’d like to rank highly for in search results.

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Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Amy Sample Ward

Tools and Apps to Energize Your Base. Here are the slides from the session and links to get you started: Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day.

How non-profits become experts at Social Branding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How non-profits become experts at Social Branding, Guest Post by Simon Mainwaring, Founder/Author WE FIRST. Guest Post