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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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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

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blog: blog.witness.org. good example is witness.org/spring2010. In general, views were great, the conversations were not.

6 Ways to Get Your Employees Blogging

SocialFish

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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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.

Blog Tips to Boost Your Web Traffic

Frogloop

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?

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Seven Ways to Increase Your Nonprofit’s Donations in 2013

John Haydon

For example, if one of your top supporters publishes a blog about why the cause is personal , you need to be retweeting their blog posts.

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.

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.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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

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Great reads from around the web on February 24th

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. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of February 24th). Digital Consumer Report says.

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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.

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.

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.)

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.

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?

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.

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

SocialFish

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?

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.

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.

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.

Blog Redesign: The Content You Want

Amy Sample Ward

blog posts asking for your feedback, each with a specific topic and options. blog posts and conversations. case studies or examples. Tags: blogging community content design feedback redesign website So let’s get started: How this works: This week, there will be 3 (yes, 3!) other resources (please describe).

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

Ten Useful Examples of the Real-Time Web in Action

NTEN

It watches for emerging trends on the site and when something is becoming a hot topic of conversation - Evri uses that as a trigger to prompt a query to other sources for information on the topic. Marshall Kirkpatrick , ReadWriteWeb. [Ed Note: This piece was originally published on ReadWriteWeb. You can pre-order the report here.]. Search.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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

5 Tips to Start a Nonprofit Blog

Have Fun - Do Good

I am often asked for advice from nonprofits that want to start a blog. Writing for a blog is like writing a column. Post consistently.

‘Why don’t you have a nonprofit data management plan?’ Q&A with Debbie Snyder and Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

We had also  blogged  earlier on the topic. QUESTION:  When you gave an example of a data management plan, you started from a fundraising plan. For example, one initiative might be to re-engage lapsed donors, using three outbound communications over a three month period, one per month. Yes = 10%. Within the past 3 months = 30%.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Joe Solomon, Guest Post: What's the Right Offline Event for Your Organization's Online Community?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This month's Net2 Think Tank question is: How do real-world (offline) events fit into social media conversations and campaigns ? Then check out.

10 Donor Data Migration Decisions: Q&A with Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

Check our blog – you will find that we periodically report on the aggregated polling results. Easier = 29%. More difficult = 44%.

Digital Strategies are Moving the Needle for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

One of the first steps they’ve taken in this initiative the launch of their new blog. But this really shouldn’t be news to any of us. Mobile.