July, 2011

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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

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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What is G+ and Do I Need It?

SocialFish

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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.

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.

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Crowdsourcing for Organizations

SocialFish

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

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.

What Google+ users can learn from nonprofits

Judi Sohn

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m fascinated by Google+. left Web Worker Daily in 2009 in no small part because I was bored out of my mind with the content I was producing/editing. couldn’t stomach looking at even one more new social networking/collaboration site that no one would care about in 6 minutes, much less 6 months.

Maybe Google+ is Cool as They Say

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Like everyone else, Convions are chomping at the bit for the coveted Google + invite.and to actually get in once we get that invite. Client Support Manager Cynthia Balusek was one of the first to get past the virtual bouncer and through the Google + door. Many thanks to my friend Betsy, I did get an invite to Google + ! CHAOS!

10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness

NetWits

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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Google +: The Trade Off Between Privacy Needs, Community, and Social Context

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Google + was just one of a series of new releases and changes as part of leveraging Google’s communications products. Let’s face it. Google

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

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

Groupon? Don’t Buy It

SocialFish

I’m a little concerned about a recent article in Associations Now extolling the virtues of Groupon for associations. AllThingsD).

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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20 Tips for Nonprofits Using Twitter

NetWits

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.

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!

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

Supercharge your content

SocialFish

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

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.

Social Media’s Impact on Cause Marketing with Chris Noble

NetWits

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.

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Google+

Frogloop

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.

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.

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

NTEN

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.

4 Critical Components to Your Nonprofits Email Marketing Strategy

NetWits

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

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.

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&#.

Google now denies program to nonprofits they used to serve

Judi Sohn

I’ve been struggling whether to write this post or file it under “don’t bite the hand that feeds you.&# Guess which won? At Fight Colorectal Cancer, we switched from web host email to Google Apps in 2007 and we haven’t looked back. Last summer, I set up Google Apps for my synagogue. Each had its own eligibility requirements.

5 Apps For Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. The following blog post is by Kristin Sharpe at ACF Solutions , a Convio Solution Provider. Thanks for contributing Kristin! One of the great things about Common Ground is that organizations have access to a whole array of innovative and easy to deploy tools available through the Salesforce AppExchange. DemandTools.

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Kickstart Your Supporters with 5 NEW Fundraising Contest Ideas

NetWits

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!