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Google + Nonprofit Brand Pages

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robert Scoble pointed out some major problems with having only one account associated with the brand pages. Wait for maturation? Jump now or wait?

End-of-Year Fundraising Campaigns that Will Rock Your World


End-of-year is a very busy time for fundraisers. Many will eventually be pushed out the door with the hope of great results. Competition.

HOW TO: Create a Google+ Page for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Exciting news! Nonprofits can now create a “ Page ” on Google+. Login to your personal Google+ account. Nonprofit Organizations on Google+.



The idea of the “social object”–what people come to your private community or outpost to DO, a.k.a. Cheers!! Maddie and Lindy ~.

Nonprofit Social Media Mavens Are Curators of Metrics

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been reading Social Media Metrics Secrets by John Lovett who is a senior partner at Web Analytics Demystified where Eric T. Measurement

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How To Recognize Great Content Curation: Curating Curators

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Content curation: Best practices. View more presentations from Trafalgar Communications. Thanks to Giuseppe Mauriello for finding this deck). Content

How to use LinkedIn Pages for Nonprofits (video)

John Haydon

LinkedIn guide for nonprofits. Noland recently published the LinkedIn Log – a guide to help orgs get more out of LinkedIn.

13 Women Changing the World

Have Fun - Do Good

Today I saw a blog post on Twitter about 10 Men with the Capacity to Change the World. and 2. Halle Butvin Founder and Director, One Mango Tree.

Seven Random Metrics to Improve Your Nonprofit's Communications


We'd also love to hear about your favorite metrics. Share with us, and we'll pick a commenter at random to win a prize. mail Metrics. Web Analytics.

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Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your first step is to create a Google Account and then set up your personal Google Profile (which also becomes your Google+ Profile). Join Google+.

Your nonprofit’s massive marketing advantage

John Haydon

Don’t assume that brands and for-profits have an advantage online just because they have more money than you. But you have what they really want!

Being a social organization means being generative.


Jamie Notter and I explain how organizations can be more GENERATIVE in our book, Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World.

30 Super Useful Nonprofit Hashtags – Twitter Chats, Too!


By Kerri Karvetski, Owner, Company K Media. Twitter really shines as a communications tool when you use it with hashtags. Hashtags are words or phrases prefixed with the hash symbol (#), #justinbeiber for example. My absolute favorite nonprofit hashtag is #nptech because it consistently yields good results. activism. advocacy. causes. charity.

Nonprofit Webinars: Strong Connections

Amy Sample Ward

Date : November 9, 2011, 3 pm EST. Location : Online. Topic : Strong Connections: Linking your strategy, to goals, to data. Description : When it comes to social media, email marketing, or even online engagement in general, we often have a feeling when things are going well or when they aren’t. Related Links : Nonprofit Webinars. Recording.

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How to create a Google Plus Business Page (video)

John Haydon

Yesterday Google released their business profile page , which includes many of the features that Google Plus profiles have.

Tips for Improving Board Effectiveness

Wild Apricot Blog

Is your Board spending time looking back instead of moving forward? Here are some tips and resources to help improve Board effectiveness. Volunteers leadership Associations

NTEN Is Hiring an Educational Program Manager


Flickr photo by leighblackall By the end of 2011, NTEN will have produced over 100 educational webinars and 3 in-person local events, with many more in 2012. The NTC is just 146 days away. NTEN Programs are growing and so is the Program Team to support it. So, I'm thrilled to announce a job opening for NTEN’s Educational Program Manager.

Pulitzer and the Pedestal – Or Why Crowdfunding Needs Influencer Marketing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by PeterJBellis. Guest post by Jesse Noyes. The outlook for the Statue of Liberty was bleak in 1885. Except for Joseph Pulitzer.

Four Types of Facebook Cause Marketing Campaigns

John Haydon

In this white paper, Megan outlines four types of cause marketing that brands and nonprofits have implemented on Facebook: 1. Like for Donation.

Making a Case for New Technology – Determine the Risks

Vertex Systems

This is PART 4 of Making a Business Case for Technology Purchases for Non-Profits – PART 1 is here, PART 2 is here, Part 3 is here. One of the biggest concerns many of our customers have had when … Continue reading →

Cloud Security: Don't Confuse Security and Control


By Tal Frankfurt, CEO, Cloud for Good. Recently, I received an urgent call from the director of a small nonprofit organization. I had spoken with her almost 6 months ago about the possibility of migrating their organization to the cloud. The vast majority of their board members agreed that "the cloud is too dangerous, it is not secure." Backups.

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Steal My Idea, Please! Why An Open Source Attitude Can Make Apps Go Viral


Last week I got ripped off, but for the first time, I’m happy about it. Earlier this week, the world turned 7 billion. Yes, 7 billion people.

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Bringing home the bacn

Connection Cafe

Author: Brandy Reppy. But now, it seems there is another challenge facing email marketers, and it's worth your time to keep it in mind. Mobile Matters.

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Bringing “NOW Generation” Leaders to the Forefront

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Jessie Singer , Executive Director. Dysart Community Center. We bring innovative solutions to community’s toughest problems. Get another!

Seven Tips to Optimize Your Twitter Page


By William Naylor, Client Support and Training, thedatabank. Make sure that your organization is using its name, or a commonly used nickname/acronym.

Lame spam of the day: USPS Delivery Confirmation

Robert Weiner

Like the American Airlines spam , this one didn't bother to include any graphics to make it look official. Further, it shows plainly that the link goes to (note that the domain is Some scammers are just lazy. Sender: Subject: Delivery Confirmation. Label Number: 7007 3912 0928 2345 2874.

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#Occupy Nature


It does not matter if you choose to take to the streets, the #Occupy Movement has captured the imagination of everyone, and is not going away any time soon. The #Occupy prompt has firmly become an iconic directive that gives voice to a wide range of concerns: from corporate bastions, to conceptual ideals, to icons of popular culture.

IMPORTANT: Only 5 days left until Give2TheMax Day!!


Have you marked your calendar – November 9 – for Give2TheMax Day ? Dreams For Kids. Boys Town. ” Latin-American Youth Center.

Tech Across Your Org: Technology Leadership at a Small Organization


[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the September 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. But you know every corner of your organization.

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Need Some Help Getting Started?

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are some new resources for Wild Apricot users. Our new Start-up Guides offer overviews of our Membership Management Software as well as all of the individual modules including: Membership Management, Website and Events. Resources events Membership management website builder Wild Apricot

Target moments

Steve Bridger

I couldn’t help notice this exchange  earlier this afternoon between Tony Wang (who manages the Twitter office in London) and Jamie Oliver.

Refurbished Computers for Nonprofit Serving Homeless

Tech Soup Blog

The mission of Transition Projects is to help people to transition from homelessness to permanent housing. She has been there just under five years.

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Twelve Ways You Can Make Your Campaign Stronger


By Farra Trompeter, Vice President, Big Duck. As a nonprofit fundraiser, this is my favorite time of year. While others make vacation plans, I work with my colleagues to devise exciting integrated fundraising campaigns for nonprofit organizations. Identify and prioritize your goals. Find the biggest news in your space. Do they open every email?


Daily DoGooder: Long-term Affordable Housing and Why Rhode Island’s Economy Depends on It

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Change the world, one video at a time.Long-term Affordable Housing and Why Rhode Island’s Economy Depends on It | 3:13 HousingWorks RI Rhode Island has been plagued with high rates of unemployment and foreclosures, and continues to be the most housing cost-burdened state in New England. Daily DoGooder