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Social Media’s Impact on Cause Marketing with Chris Noble


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.

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

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

Groupon? Don’t Buy It


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

Kickstart Your Supporters with 5 NEW Fundraising Contest Ideas


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!

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20 Creative Ways to Blog About Your Upcoming Events


You've designed and built your blog, signed some of the staff on to help, laid out your blogging guidelines , and even engaged some volunteer blog contributors. A few weeks go by, you've gotten a few comments, and you're feeling good about your efforts. It seems like smooth sailing until. "I have nothing to write about!". Tell me about it!

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Six Ways To Integrate Your Nonprofit Email List With Social Media

John Haydon

Growing an email list and a Facebook fanbase for your nonprofit can sometimes feel overwhelming. Include follow and fan links in your email template.

Engagement Superpowers In Action


How do you build relationships, make people prioritize your cause, and better engage them in your work? One excellent way is to use your unique expertise, access, skills -- whatever you’re super at -- to provide a product, service or experience that really matters to your target audience. In other words, develop an engagement superpower.

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Getting Beyond the Slacktivism Debate


[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the June 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. The reality is neither. What is the theory of change?

Make Your Mark on the World


Love art? Love New York? Want to help support students around the world? Check out  Make Your Mark on the World – Givology and M. Network with M.

Creating content that feels direct and personal

John Haydon

One to many vs. one to one. This is true, but… People don’t gather around a laptop to view your website. Making content personal.

Need a mobile strategy? Start with your email.


For most organizations, the heart and soul of communications is the email list. Email is the 800 pound gorilla, the elephant in the room, the big kahuna. Email goes direct to the inbox, our online strategy metrics are led by terms like open rate and clickthroughs, and online fundraising campaigns depend on email marketing. And for good reason.

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Lisa Simpson for Nonprofits: A Summary


If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out Lisa Simpson for Nonprofits: What Science Can Teach You About Fundraising, Marketing and Making Social Change , download your free copy of the eBook here. This is the follow-up to the eBook Homer Simpson for Nonprofits. Go here for a recording of a recent Lisa Simpson webinar featuring the authors.

Cloudy With a Chance of.

Connection Cafe

Author: Noah Cooper. What is Cloud Computing? Or, as the fine people at Appirio put it, "Cloud: Like a sheep without legs

One way Google Circles can be amazing

John Haydon

The great thing Google has done well is give Google Plus users control over who sees what they share (the main selling point of Circles).

Further adventures in the world that Google is creating: Google Voice

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Thanks to the inspiration of my nptech colleague Joel Remigio , I am now experimenting with a Google Voice phone number! Maybe. this will work!

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32 Free Non-profit Webinars for August 2011

Wild Apricot Blog

This month's round-up of free non-profit webinars includes 32 webinars on topics such as: fundraising, volunteer engagement, multi-generational board development, grant-seeking, e-strategy development, LinkedIn and much more.( read more ). events training webinar Wild Apricot

Google+ is here. What now?


Google+ is here. What now? View more presentations from Publicis Modem UK. Yeah, baby. Debunking the hype tech/analysis

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7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers


Personal fundraisers are your individual supporters that fundraise for your non-profit or cause. They love your non-profit, but struggle to get the most donations possible. We’ve seen lots of people spin their wheels to figure out how they can get their friends and family to support your non-profit. Help them today.

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How to socialize your annual convention — SocialFish

AFP Blog

How to socialize your annual convention — SocialFish

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Great reads from around the web on July 18th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of July 18th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

2011 Q2 Review: SocialFish Clients and Work


It’s time for our quarterly recap of what we’ve been working on. Progress! Strategy clients. Intern clients. SPEAKING AND TRAINING.

4 Ways to Leverage Word-of-Mouth Marketing Using Social Media

Wild Apricot Blog

Word-of-mouth is a powerful tool, but how do you get your members and supporters to promote you online? Here are four ways that your followers and fans can promote your organization using social media.( read more ). association networking Facebook LinkedIn member engagement Social networking

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Recap: Engage Donors and Boost Fundraising with Strategic Messaging


The art Step 3: Humanize Your Story of strategic messaging is one the entire nonprofit sector wrestles with on a daily basis, regardless of the size of the organization. Establish Key Stakeholders. Humanize Your Story: Connect with Org. Initiatives. Create a Message Box. Best Practices: 360° Message Creation & Implementation. Examples.

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Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Training for Nonprofits in New York, NY

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011. Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm. Cost: $149 per person. How to Register: Sign up! View: Training Agenda (PDF).

How to socialize your annual convention


Accompanying slides are below. BlogWell DC Social Media Case Study: National Association of REALTORS, presented by Todd Carpenter.

Event Recap: Become a Data-Driven Organization

Tech Soup Blog

Yesterday in Oakland, California I had the privilege of speaking at a conference. Community Service. Easier said than done, I know.

Who Will Win the Fight Between Google "+1" vs. Facebook "Like"? You.


By Cary Lenore Walski, Technology Education and Outreach Coordinator, MAP TechWorks. So who will ultimately win the day? The +1 Button, What Is It?

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Key factors in improving multi-channel marketing for non-profits | TechJournal South

AFP Blog

Nasdaq:CNVO). Determining how to manage this within an organization is non-trivial but has significant payoffs

Mark Your Calendars – YAP at #ASAE11


Going to #ASAE11 in St Louis? Join the YAP NATION for a night that will surely live in infamy teh awsum – YAP presents:  network-FEST. Louis?

Virtual Teams Tweetchat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Technology has not only changed the way we work, it has changed where we work. What Are Some Benefits of Having a Distributed Workforce?

Why We Love the “Like” Button!


By Megan Yarbrough, Social Media Specialist, M+R. By now you’ve probably played around a bit with Facebook’s ‘Like’ button. You’ve suggested that Facebook friends ‘Like’ your Facebook page. You’ve tried to keep track of which posts supporters ‘Like’ most. You catch yourself smiling when you see that little blue thumbs-up. Great. Still not convinced?

Is Mobile Technology Better for Communication Than Fund Raising? - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Is Mobile Technology Better for Communication Than Fund Raising? Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "A recent survey of 233 nonprofits by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Kaptivate, a nonprofit consultant, leads to a similar conclusion.

Association/Nonprofit Social Media Jobs


Here are two of the latest association social media job postings I’ve heard of recently. Know of any others? Please post links in the comments! He/she acts as a hands-on manager and consultant to help members leverage online collaboration tools in the course of their work. Manage flow of content from association to digital platforms.