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!

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.

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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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.

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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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

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).

Benetech: President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

President’s Update Fall 2011 Don’t be surprised, but we’re picking up the pace of change at Benetech! and James L. Read2Go Bookshare goes mobile!

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.

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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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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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?

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.

10 Benefits of Social Media

Connection Cafe

Author: Cheryl Black. couple jobs ago I was working in a mid-sized nonprofit and trying to sell the communications director and executive team on the idea of launching a Facebook page. couldn't very well articulate the benefits of social media for an organization and the idea (temporarily) died. Drive visitors to online donation pages.

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.

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.

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!).

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.

14 surefire ways to engage Facebook users

John Haydon

Following is a guest post from my good friend, Jon Loomer who is a dad, a digital strategist, and a Milwaukee Brewers fan. Why is this important?

Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

Amy Sample Ward

[Note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the December 2011 issue of  NTEN:Change. By Julie Macalik, with  Greenlights for Nonprofit Success.

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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How to Create Enough Good Content


By Holly Ross, Executive Director & Brett Meyer, Communications Director, NTEN. As nonprofits have flocked to the e-newsletter as an inexpensive and timely way to communicate with stakeholders, the number of newsletter tips has also proliferated. The most difficult part is creating good content, content your subscribers want to read. The Leap.

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?

A Networked Fundraiser: charity:water Waterforward

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How WaterForward works. from charity: water on Vimeo. first heard about this unique fundraiser when I interviewed charity:water’s  Paull Young.

Which Facebook Insights metrics matter to your nonprofit?

John Haydon

Now that Facebook has rolled out the new Insights to all Pages , you’re probably wondering what some of these new metrics mean. Liking your Page?

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!

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.

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

Taking Personal Development Seriously


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

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

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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Year-end donation processing

Robert Weiner

As the calendar year draws to an end, charities (and ideally, donors) are focused on year-end donations and tax deductions. Here are a few scenarios for U.S. charities to keep in mind. Note: I am not a lawyer. When in doubt, contact an attorney who specializes in nonprofit law or contact the IRS for a ruling. ). Which tax year are they each for?

Digg is Dying. Who are the Players Now?


Digg, the once beloved link-sharing site that power users were able to game has been dying a slow death over the past couple of years.

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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.