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5 Content Marketing Success Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Imitate


Yesterday we talked about the importance of content marketing for nonprofits. Hopefully you caught it. If not, go check it out. every 40 minutes.

The Corruption of Engagement


—————————– Musings on social media hiring practices and social snake-oil salesmen.

Can “Viral” Videos Really Create Social Change?


Since 1986 the LRA has abducted 66K children, and turned them into child soldiers. Invisible Children is hoping to change that.

Synapses Ablaze at GEO 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lehrer’s piece on the Wall Street Journal is here. Synapses Ablaze at GEO 2012 – guest post by Victoria Dunning. Does our staff?  Do I?

Why Content Marketing is the Key to Your Nonprofits Online Success


I read a blog post by Joe Pulizzi the other day. Up from roughly 50% in the previous year. What’s content marketing? Am I right? Simple as that.

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Lethal Generosity and a Simple 5 Step Content Marketing Plan for Your Nonprofit


Content Marketing takes lethal generosity if you want to succeed. Whats lethal generosity? Three things every nonprofit is looking to do.

Buy the Book, and then We Show Up


These deals are designed with organizations in mind, obviously. Check out all the offers on the Bulk Book Deal page on Humanize

Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Mobile Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With smartphones now outselling PCs and tablet sales surpassing even the most conservative of estimates, the majority of your nonprofit’s supporters will likely be browsing your website on mobile devices by 2013  – and unfortunately most nonprofits are not prepared for this dramatic shift in Web communications. To Empower QR Code Campaigns.

From Grantmakers to Changemakers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Use All the Tools in Your Tool Box – guest post by David C. Colby. David C. Guest Post

Understanding Your Audience

Connection Cafe

Author: Alissa Ruehl. The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on a user-centered strategy for your website. How well do you currently understand your users? Google Analytics can show you a lot you might not have realized about your visitors. Who are they? Revise yearly. This should be in addition to accessibility requirements.).

A letter from Japan


I received this this morning, and wanted to share it with you. This is for you too. Dear Ms. Thank you very much. Sincerely Yours, Japan AMC. Potluck

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Tips and Tools for Engaging Youth Volunteers

Wild Apricot Blog

Does your organization have a plan for recruiting and engaging the next generation of volunteers? Here are some tips and tools that might help. Volunteers

Can you have your cake and eat it too?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Sea Turtle. Can you have your cake and eat it too? – Guest post by David C. Colb y. Well…can you have your cake and eat it too? David C.

Backin' up the Smack Talk

Connection Cafe

Author: Robyn Mendez. I’m the world’s worst smack talker. There is no better way to speak the truth than by looking at the numbers.

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Download your Free Chapter from Facebook Marketing for Dummies

John Haydon

If you’re not a subscriber, join below and I’ll email you a free chapter (use Facebook connect or regular email)! Talk to you soon!

Facebook Marketing for Dummies

Wild Apricot Blog

If you are new to Facebook or wondering how to manage the new timeline layout - here's a look at John Haydon's new book and video tutorial. Facebook social media

This Week on Beth’s Blog: Stronger Grantmaking, Stronger Nonprofits, Stronger Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Stay tuned for a blog post about it. Networking sessions allow for peer interaction and connections to help you turn learning into action. Kimberly St.

Webinar: Bring It On! Getting Started With Multichannel Fundraising


As online giving trends steadily increase, nonprofits need to embrace and maximize multichannel fundraising. But what if you’re just getting started? It can be an overwhelming and daunting task! Well look no further: in this webinar, we’ll show you the ropes on how to get started with multichannel fundraising.

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The First Global Martus Users Group Meeting

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi The first ever Martus users group meeting took place earlier this month in Chiang Mai, the capital of Northern Thailand. Martus is Benetech's free and open source software package designed for human rights activists to collect stories and data about human rights abuses.

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Transmedia Storytelling at SXSW Interactive

Connection Cafe

Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. This process can be new and difficult but the payoff is greater engagement, stickier relationships, and increased value.

Why Funders Need to Get Out of the Kitchen and Let the Nonprofits Cook More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by S. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the   GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle.   The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results. How can funders be most helpful in supporting these efforts?

Launch Day!


Can nonprofits take better advantage of available technologies to improve the services they deliver, and the ways in which they deliver them? We began our research nearly a year ago. Today we're proud to release the result of our collective efforts, Unleashing Innovation: Using Everyday Technology to Improve Nonprofit Services.

The Most Important Person Your Website Copy Should Speak To

John Haydon

You’ve been taught that your website copy should speak to and motivate your website’s visitors. crowd. Your tribe. And sadly, no tribe.

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Reviving the Press Release

Wild Apricot Blog

Maybe it's time to revive the press release to help you drive traffic, increase member engagement, and boost search engine rankings. public relations

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Bridge Building or Trust Busting: A Warts-and-All Reflection on “Learning in Public”?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by AnEye4Pictures. – Guest post by Stefan Lanfer. It was striking. And I wondered, “Then why collect it at all?”

Homeless people turned into walking wi-fi hotspots at $2 per 15 minutes at SXSW | Mail Online

AFP Blog

Homeless people turned into walking wi-fi hotspots at $2 per 15 minutes at SXSW | Mail Online : A marketing stunt where homeless people were turned into walking internet hotspots with T-shirts proclaiming 'I'm a 4G hotspot' has caused outcry in Texas.

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Weekend Reading: 2012 Trends and Young Adult Programs

Museum 2.0

Two great museumy reports to brighten your weekend: TrendsWatch 2012. Each article includes museum examples along with a broader look at the trend.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging

Tech Soup Blog

Here at TechSoup, we’re big on empowering nonprofits and libraries to make smart do-it-yourself technology choices since we know time, staff, and money are all limited resources. This month, we're examining the landscape of DIY blogging. Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m. Pacific time. Hashtag: #NPLive. RSVP to join the live show.

The Outcome of Our Outcomes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo By Mastery of Maps. The Outcome of Our Outcomes – guest post by Victoria Vrana. Are you required to measure? Who is your audience?

CharityVillage? Research: Top 10 Website Mistakes Charities Make.And Quick Fixes You Can Implement Now

AFP Blog

With the time, people and money these organizations have already dedicated to mission-critical work, it's no wonder charities often make websites a low priority. But they shouldn't. website is a powerful marketing tool. It's often the first point of contact for your future donors and volunteers.

Creating Volunteers Who Are Tickled Pink


Sandra Jensen. Co-Founder. Kell Partners. Volunteers perform tasks that can come to seem very “job-like”. If your organization can overcome this and instead channel the passion your volunteers have for your mission, they can be a greater asset than merely free labor! There are lessons for nonprofit organizations that can be learned from Mary Kay.

Webinars in 2012 ? Where are They Going?


However, with such rapid progression in social media and collaborative learning, the webinar curriculum is in transition. Webinar Structure.

How Can We Learn in Public?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Can We Learn in Public? – Guest post by Gale Berkowitz. Yesterday I attended the GEO session Learning in Public. She did not disappoint!

Unleashing Innovation: Using Everyday Technology to Improve Your Services


PublishDate: March 2012. Author: Laura S. Quinn, Idealware. Amy Wagner, MAP For Nonprofits. NOTE: This article originally appeared in the March issue of the NTEN:Change Journal , available free with registration. It summarizes a detailed report Idealware recently completed with MAP for Nonprofits, which will be released later this week.