July, 2011

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


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

Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking? Why or Why Not?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Shared on Google + by Abid Shaikh. But remember, the platform is in its infancy and the culture, features, and use cases are unfolding before our eyes.  

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What is G+ and Do I Need It?


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Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Webinar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Thursday, August 4. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: Free. How to Register: Sign up! Presented By: Heather Mansfield.

Twelve tips for writing more blog posts each week

John Haydon

I write six to seven posts each week on four different websites, which might seem amazing. But Copy, paste, delete the guilty parties.

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Crowdsourcing for Organizations


Aliza is a “web pioneer and social media innovator. She cofounded Conversify, an early social media marketing agency, and founded Cybergrrl, Inc.,

11 Nonprofit Websites Designed for the Social Web

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media is not only changing how we communicate online, but it’s also changing how our brains process information. Social Media Websites

What are Google Circles and how do I use them?

John Haydon

This feature is intended to: Share relevant content with the right people. Follow content posted by people you find interesting. Our closest friends.

No! More! Exclamation Points!

Museum 2.0

I've found that thing. It's exclamation points. capturing screenshots of overzealous Facebook updates and asking staff to please tone it down. design

10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness


Register for our monthly  Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Register Now ! Follow Up.

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How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Minarae. What you think? How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?  Guest post by Paul Connolly. But is it?  Paul Connolly.

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Community Engagement and Social Media for Public Media

Amy Sample Ward

Both of these presentations had participants primarily from the public media sector. Defining Community. Engaging Community. Using Social Media.

Google+ and Nonprofits: No Worries If You Have Not Yet Been Invited!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Worry not, however. I don’t have an invite either, but I have been following the beta launch and what the tech blogs are saying about it. Googl

Jungle of Trolls: Coping with Social Media Disasters, Controversies, and Blunders

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Kayla L. McKinney , Project Specialist. ASU Lodestar Center. A few weeks ago, we at the Center had a fiasco on our hands. Speak out!

Two ways Google Plus will change how nonprofits connect with their supporters

John Haydon

However, if have time and you’re the curious geek type, go for it! As Andy suggests, “Experiment Personally then Apply Professionally&#.

20 Tips for Nonprofits Using Twitter


Senior Internet Solutions Consultant, Blackbaud | Follow @christuttle. 2 – Heidi Massey. Aquifer Media | Follow @willcoley. 4 – Jen Price.

Living Case Studies: Integrated Social Media Strategy for Sustainable Agriculture

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Living Case Studies: Social Media and Sustainable Agriculture. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Spectragram. Ladder of Engagement.

Oodles of Time Management Tips: July Nonprofit Blog Carnival Round-Up

Have Fun - Do Good

I bet the Aztecs didn't have time management issues! A big thanks to everyone who contributed a post to this month's Nonprofit Blog Carnival.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Currently Google+ is only available to invited individuals. Brand pages are expected to be launched some time this fall. Sign up for a Google Account.

Everything You Need to Know About Google+


If you do a Google search for Google+ over 26M search results will come up. Since Google rolled out their new platform to compete with Facebook and Twitter, the online world has gone Google+ bonkers exploring it’s new features, deciding which people should go into their BFF circles, and asking good questions around functionality. Not yet.

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The Great Connection: Engaging Donors in Your Mission

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Clyde W. Kunz, CFRE , ASU Lodestar Center. NMI Instructor /. Owner, Clyde Kunz and Associates, LLC. Data about giving suggests otherwise.

Social Media’s Impact on Cause Marketing with Chris Noble


If you don’t know Chris make sure to  say Hi to him on Twitter. Watch below to hear more … If you can’t see the video above,  click here.

What is Your Plan For Google + Experimentation and Exploration?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Simon Laustsen. The snark comes as no surprise given the characteristics of the users so far. Analysis here. Hope they include a nonprofit. Heidi Cool.

LinkedIn: Step It Up

Connection Cafe

Author: Cheryl Black. “Do you like doing business with people with money? like doing business with people with money.” ” From Eve Mayer Orsburn, aka @LinkedInQueen , that’s my favorite quote for why LinkedIn matters. Though that doesn’t hurt does it?). It’s easy. And you’d be right! There is! GREAT! Learn.

Daproim and Steve Muthee, its founder

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As I noted in my first blog on my African trip, I was delighted with the entrepreneurial culture in Nairobi, Kenya. Of course, I showed off a textbook!

The Spectator Spectrum: Who Do You Count as a Participant?

Museum 2.0

Ready for a math problem? museum holds a free program in a semi-public space. Fifteen people engage in the prescribed activities. People cruised by.

Seven Key Skills of High Impact Nonprofit Leaders

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Karen Ramsey, ACC, SPHR , ASU Lodestar Center. NMI Instructor /. President and CEO, Lead for Good. Becoming a great nonprofit leader.

4 Critical Components to Your Nonprofits Email Marketing Strategy


I’ve been deep in the world of email marketing for the past few months. Know the purpose of your list. We started an eNewsletter for event fundraisers.

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Would You Climb A Mountain for Charity?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Soyignatus. The Parkinson’s Association is doing just that.   Kiilimanjaro (19,340 ft high!) in September. Fundraising

Does one size really fit all online?

Connection Cafe

Author: Amber Wobschall. This topic keeps surfacing around the office right now. It’s about how we’re all going to deal with the multitude of options people have for getting online. People are online on their smartphones, their tablets, their computers, their TVs, and I’m sure I’m forgetting some options. Need convincing?

How to ask the right questions

John Haydon

Your brain is like a dog in many ways. It will respond to self-questions like a dog responds to simple commands. Ask the right questions.

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The Social Website: Integrating Social Media into Website Design and Function


Debra Askanase, Founder, Community Organizer 2.0 and Seth Giammanco, Principal, Minds On Design Lab. If you're considering revamping your website to include social elements like the Facebook Like button, streaming from YouTube, or adding information from a social site through its API, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Raise funds.

Supercharge your content


I wanted to point out two tools I’ve been experimenting with a lot for what I call “supercharging your content&#. You can use Scoop.It

Kickstart Your Supporters with 5 NEW Fundraising Contest Ideas


Guest post by  Amy Braiterman  from  [link]. — . In fact, I bet you’re already planning a few. What do I mean by tasks? Now it’s your turn!