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112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

Connection Cafe

Here’s Your 2013 Nonprofit Roundup: THIS – thanks to Marc Koenig of Nonprofit Hub:  Nonprofits, 2014 is the Year of the Blog. Your blog is your gift to them, as well as to yourself. On the NTEN blog, Lauren Giardin says it’s time to  Take Charge of Your Editorial Process as Air Traffic Control. With 1.5

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: WITNESS

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blog: good example is In general, views were great, the conversations were not.

The Story of Stuff: An Inspiring Example of A Network in Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, everyone had to use the same font. The Colbert Report. Source: Leadership for a New Era. Building Relationships. Housekeeping

6 Ways to Get Your Employees Blogging


Recently, at my company, I was tasked with starting up a company blog. Write a blog? Who do you want reading your blog? Simple.

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Blog Tips to Boost Your Web Traffic


Did you know that there are over 156 million public blogs, according to Wikipedia. How do you make your blog stand out? Is it activists?

GreenPeace: An Example in Connecting with your Supporters

Amy Sample Ward

That example? This is an example in providing options, and not assuming a 3rd party platform connection is all that’s wanted.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Exploring the Latest Millennial Research

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. As examples, check out Conservation International.

BRIDGE to Somewhere: A Conversation with GlobalGiving, GuideStar, the Foundation Center, and TechSoup Global

Tech Soup Blog

This is a cross-post of an article originally published on the Markets for Good Blog. Read on to learn more about the project.

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.

Here's a great example of how to listen and how to have a real conversation


This example is from the technology side, not the association side, but I think it illustrates the point beautifully. Once I understand what it was, how it worked, etc, I calmed down, and with all your conversations, I felt even more educated. would say this is a really good example of how it should be done. The result?

ROI (Results on Insights): Nonprofit Examples of How Listening Returns Value

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This requires engaging in a conversation. applications as a way to actively engage conversations between Airmen and the general public."  If you were still thinking about ROI as Return on Investment you'd never be able to make a case!  One example is from the GiveWell Blog which posted a complaint about the Network For Good's fees.

New on SSIR: Effects of Joining the Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

My latest post is up on the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog. You can read the post and join the conversation over there – it’s also copied below. Despite the generic title, this is a report chock full of examples, best practices and data about the effects of joining the conversation online.

This Week On Beth’s Blog: Growing Social Impact in A Networked World – A Grantmaker’s Gathering on Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You can follow the conversation and join the discussion by also using the hashtag #netfunders. Image by EEKIM. Want to take a deeper dive?

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Year of the Blog, Online Donors, and Movember Mustaches.

Connection Cafe

Analyze conversations. Your blog is your gift to them, as well as to yourself. I have anxiety. And, sometimes, expect the worst. With 1.5

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Nature Conservancy

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blog: Secondly, we look at the traffic driven from these channels and if they trigger a conversion event on our site.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Why Do People Stop Giving?

ASU Lodestar Center

ASU Home ASU A-Z Index My ASU Colleges & Schools Directory Map About Blog Academics Organizational Assistance Emerging Leaders Professional Development Philanthropy Research News & Events You are here: Home → Blog Pages Blog Home Write for us! Most of us can think of examples of this from our own lives. And so on.

Nonprofit Blogging and Social Networking Policies: Examples?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I was in Minnesota, one of the questions I got was about blogging and social networking policies. Now, I swear I remember seeing something from Easter Seals or another nonprofit on a listserv that mentioned either social networking policy or blogging policy. So, here's my plea for examples and pointers. friends??? But no.)

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Taproot Foundation

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blog: Dupe: I love our blog – I has surprisingly become one of the strongest presence on our website.

Relaunching: A place for conversations, content, and more!

Amy Sample Ward

Shortened blurbs : The recent blog posts that appear on the home page have been shortened to no longer include the full post, but just an introduction. Clicking on 2010 Presentations , for example, now let’s you browse through individual posts for every presentation and speaking engagement from 2010 (so far). Thank You.

Looking for Inspiring Examples from Unlikely Suspects? Check These Out.

Museum 2.0

There are some industry blogs and twitter feeds. How do you find fresh and inspiring resources in your field? There are some good conferences.

Using Twitter for a Global Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

That’s part of the key to success when using Twitter for a Global conversation. It seems obvious that people using a communication tool like Twitter, and then electing to participate in a large-scale public chat would not require much prodding to keep conversation going.  What do those # mean? Build a landing pad. Participate!

Why isn’t anyone sharing your nonprofit’s content?

John Haydon

great example of this is what the Diabetes Hands Foundation did for World Diabetes Day. They don’t trust you. They think your boring.

The Conversation Graph: The Social Life of A Blog Post

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The other day of I saw the term "Conversation Graph" in a title on a post by Brian Solis.  The Conversation Graph Has Gotten More Complex.

Great reads from around the web on August 15th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying. Would love to see your other examples of annual reports that break the mold! Doing Good.

How to Craft the Perfect Text Message

Mobile Commons

Give a Clear Call to Action.   At the end of your text message conversation, it’s important to always include a clear call to action.

How To Produce An Effective Company Blog

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. On others?

Notes for Berkman Conversation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm trying to get some links assembled in one place for the Berkman Thursday evening bloggers meetings where we will discuss nonprofit blogging.

Intergenerational Wired Fundraisers: A Conversation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He quickly found me on LinkedIn, Facebook, and my blog. Nhuong is blogging what he is learning about being a wired fundraiser.

NpTechTag Summary: Connected Conversations, Live Blogging, and Other Great Finds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

photo of Lucy Bernholz live blogging during the Northern California Grantmakers Briefing. Live Blogging Conferences. functionality.

The New Normal in EOY Multi-Channel Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Since these areas may be new to some nonprofits, here’s a round up of helpful blog posts for your end-of-year campaign. Home Page Pop Ups.

Crowdsourcing Your Professional Learning With Social Media: An Example

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is an example of how you can use social media to crowdsource your professional development and learning.  Thank you Kevin! Is that true?

Send Pictures Over MMS, Just like Sending Text Messages

Mobile Commons

Moreover, your MMS messages can be part of a mobile “conversation,” just like any Mobile Commons text campaign.

A Conversation With Joe Green at Causes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The article ignited a discussion on nonprofit blogs prompted by some astute observations by colleague Allison Fine. About the issue of fatigue. 

Another blog community and cross-blog conversation thread

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Steve and others, just when I thought there was a lull in our conversation about blog communities and blog cross conversations, I noticed this thread on the Digital Divide List (btw, the digital divide network is another example of a community blog). If you are new, start at the beginning.

Unpacking Engagement Metrics for the Nonprofit Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The areas of the blogging ROI analysis included:  author contribution, readership growth, reader engagement, authority, cost, and value. 

Storytelling As Social Media Conversation Gasoline

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Beth Dunn , who was getting up at 4:00 am, stayed up late to respond her blog. Take for example Connie Bensen 's post and story.

Encouraging Blog Conversations in the Comments: Your Best Tips for Cambodia Wanted!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What tools and techniques do you use to create good conversations on your blog? Borin - Blogging Does Anyone Tell You To Stop.

Blog Redesign: Recap and Reflections

Amy Sample Ward

As I recently announced , I’m collaborating with Matt Chevy on a redesign of this website to freshen up the design, make presentations, resources and case studies all easier to find, and surface the rich conversations taking place in the comments. Tags: blogging blog redesign redesign round up strategy website

A Conversation with Michael Gilbert on Nonprofit Blogging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit Online News is tied with Scripting News (Dave Winer's blog) as the oldest weblog still being published, period. It hones my thinking.

User-Generated Content: Put your constituents to work!

Connection Cafe

We usually see Comments on Blogs but why not add a Comments space to your Stories and News Items too? Comments. Share your Story.