December, 2011

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Advocates 7X More Likely to Give, but Why?


The tie between online advocacy and fundraising is significant. Download the full report ). But why? Transform Actions Into Money. Great news!

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Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street

Amy Sample Ward

“The revolution will not be televised.” Maybe not. Online Homebase. One key element is the use of an online homebase. Brought to you Live.

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Money for Good Study: Sharing Information About Your Org’s Results Can Attract More Donors

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

MFGII summary findings Nov 2011. View more presentations from GuideStar USA, Inc. The research found that [.] Measurement

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Five Social Media Books you Should Read


I love to read non-fiction books and try to review them regularly on my blog ! The New Relationship Marketing by Mari Smith. Hear, then Listen; 2.

The Social Business Hierarchy of Needs


His main points: - this is a very nascent space; if you’re working on social right now you’re EARLY. This post includes an embedded video.

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Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo By h.koppdelaney. Both by authors with first names of Brian. Brilliant Mistakes by Paul H.J. Schoemaker. This book will help. Books

Social Media for Social Good: 3 Secrets to Raising Big Bucks Online


In fact, 87% have raised under $1000 on Facebook since they began using the platform. Every person I talk to seems to have social media on the brain.

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New Infographic: Associations Going Mobile


I’m doing a session all about mobile with Jeff De Cagna and Paul Gannon at the ASAE Technology Conference on Wednesday morning.

A Tale of Two Angels

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

When I first started pursuing the idea that technology can be harnessed to the cause of social good, it was pretty far out. Social entrepreneurship has its own conferences, publications, academic programs and awards. After all, any great idea needs a vote of confidence, great advice and an infusion of cash to have a large-scale impact!

Digital Museums Reconsidered: Exploring the Walker Art Center Website Redesign

Museum 2.0

I have a confession to make: I've never cared much about museums on the Web. I'm focused on the onsite, in-person experience. Probably not. design

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17 Ways to Resuscitate a Fading Facebook Page

John Haydon

If your Facebook Page no longer has the growth and activity it did when you first launched the Page, you’re not alone. It’s a community.

2012 Philanthropy and Social Investment Industry Report Now Available

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

for public good. the coming year. The 2012 blueprint is now available and it is well worth time to read. Infographics. Want more eye candy?

Is Facebook Good for Fundraising?


The answer really depends on how you define "fundraising". recently had the pleasure of being a guest on Tony Martignetti's NonProfit podcast. Exactly.

Ten steps to building a community blog that rocks!


Just presented this session at the Technology Conference on Wednesday (opposite an Ignite session, no less – so happy I had a nice crowd!).

Even better volunteer management


We're on a roll! After less than two months since our last major release we're at it again. The latest version is 2.x

Fifteen Random Things I've Learned about Design for Participation This Year

Museum 2.0

We've been offering a host of participatory and interactive experiences at the Museum of Art & History this season. They will be impressed.

Four awesome ways to create content with Google Plus

John Haydon

Lately, I’ve been using Google Plus as a way to find, collect and create content. Search. This allows you to fine tune the results and save time.

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

[link]. Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others. ”- Hal Varian, Google. What does that actually mean? ” 6.

Why Social Media Can Suck


In the past 10-15 years the Internet and mobile devices have truly transformed the way we communicate with people both professionally and socially.

Meme time! How are you going to change the world in 2012?


I don’t know if Craig Newmark intended this post to be a meme, but what the hey, I’m taking that ball and running with it. For others.

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Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of the newly released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. Though most nonprofits in the United States, Canada and the U.K. Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized! The successful implementation of social media for your nonprofit requires forethought and planning.

4 Nerdiest Upcoming Convio Features

Connection Cafe

Author: Noah Cooper. And proud of it. If not, well. I'll try to keep the tech jargon to a minimum, but no promises. 1) HTML5. The time has come.

How to create Facebook covers for your nonprofit (template included)

John Haydon

Many organizations, like the Ocean Concervancy , are creating covers that supporters can use on their timeline (see the example Beth is using above).

Quick Reflections from Social Innovation Summit 2011

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been heads down working on my next book about measurement and networked nonprofit s with KD Paine and our editor, Bill Paarlberg , sprinting towards our deadline. ”    And, I did, in the form of curating tweets on these sessions: Driving Social Innovation. Reach and Impact:  Where to Aim and Where to Start. Impact Investing.

Social Media: Just One Big Tidal Wave?


You know the old saying, what goes up, must come down? Will that be the case with social media? People are fickle when it comes to tech.

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Building a social business starts on the inside


LOVE this slide deck by the always brilliant Lee Bryant , whom we quote in Humanize.  Do you have a social intranet?

International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

T, December 10th, the international community is observing Human Rights Day to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since its adoption at the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, the Declaration has become a universal standard for the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide.

Worth a Thousand Words.

Connection Cafe

Author: Noel Beebe. You may remember that Convio published our 2011 Peer-to-peer Benchmark Study in October.

Neuroscience proves why your nonprofit stories move supporters to action

John Haydon

In your brain, you have neurons called “mirror” neurons. These brain cells are essentially the “soft-wiring” behind empathy.

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Content Curation: Are You A Fire Hose or A Focusing Lens?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Salendron. Does your nonprofit do content curation as part of its content strategy? Content

The Scoop on Twitter's New Brand Pages


Last week, Twitter released their beta version of brand pages to select to 21 corporations and nonprofits like the American Red Cross. contest?

Taking Personal Development Seriously


Frequently, these intentions are related to personal development. In human organizations, everyone takes personal development very seriously.

How Much Money is Raised through Online Giving?

NonProfit Trends

One of the most common questions that I get is how much money is raised through online giving. This was an increase of over 34% from 2009.

Mission Statements That Matter

Connection Cafe

Author: Rachel Muir. Why is our industry plagued with so many terrible mission statements? Here’s one reason: too many cooks in the kitchen.