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How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day


Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. It’s a day-to-day fact of life. One-day fundraising events (i.e. 1,200 Participating nonprofits.

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Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

The session focused on using core social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to raise awareness and inspire others as a volunteer. Storify.

101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click to view on Amazon. Take this terrific guest post by Melanie over at Frogloop blog about Pinterest, for example. Books

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11 Inspiring Nonprofit Facebook Timelines

Nonprofit Tech for Good

To help inspire your creativity and encourage you to be an early adopter, below are eleven nonprofits that have upgraded to Facebook Timeline.

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media


This is a guest post by Kami Watson Huyse, CEO of Zoetica Media  and editor of the Communications Overtones blog. Lucky for us, she agreed. Enjoy.

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Keep Calm… and Carry On


Just for Friday fun. This video is quite moving and interesting. And the message, well, it’s a nice reminder for all of us. Have a good weekend.

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How Do You Document Your Creative Process?

Museum 2.0

Recently, my colleagues have gone wild for Pinterest. Fire Festival ) or program types ( Family Programs ). Project coordination on wikis.

Message It: How to Make the Most of Your New Facebook Page

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ash Shepherd wrote a guest post earlier this week that offered fabulous templates and steps for developing the graphic images for your Facebook Page.

Report Release: The First "State of the Nonprofit Cloud" Report


foggy. Some key findings: 91% of respondents reported using some kind of cloud-based software solution. Get the complete report for free.

MUST READ info on the recent Facebook changes


Lots of good stuff out there analyzing the continuing Facebook changes. Here are two MUST READ posts which will help you make sense of it all.

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Report: State of the Nonprofit Cloud


The most commonly used cloud-based systems were staff email solutions, at 69%, followed by broadcast email 57% and office software 44%.

KONY, Networked Nonprofits, and Transparency

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What was your source?   He answered, “KONY Youtube Video.” The Kony campaign is actually bigger than even its highly noble mission.

Advice for Women Leaders

Connection Cafe

Author: Patricia Hume. However grim that may sound, another stat is encouraging: "Women are projected to account for 51.2

Full Case Study Report from GiveToTheMax Day


Remember Give to the Max Day,  November 9, 2011? This huge one-day fundraising effort raised  $2,034,389 from 17,838 individual donors. Holy cow!

How Beth Kanter Redesigned Her Facebook Page Timeline

John Haydon

This past week, Beth Kanter and I have been busy converting her Facebook Page over to the new timeline format. The Story Beth Can Tell.

How to Build Your Community While Having Fun


Evan Bailyn. Author. Outsmarting Google. There is nothing more attractive than authenticity. If you allow your organization to be the sum of the passionate people it comprises, your number of supporters will skyrocket. To succeed in the nonprofit world, you need support. What am I talking about? Why do you think Lady Gaga has so many die-hard fans?

The Red Cross Launches Crisis Data Response and Listening Center


The digital monitoring facility was donated by Dell, and is based off their critically acclaimed Social Media Listening and Command Center. nptech

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Time for a Social Media Assessment?


Want to get a taste of what it’s like to work with SocialFish? Budget $3,500 for this social media assessment. Three Key Focus Areas.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The certificate above. Heather Murphy, Senior Program Officer, @hmurphyiiesf. Stacey Ramirez, Program Officer,  @ramirez_stacey.

Managing a Flash Crisis: How to Handle Online Criticism of Your Organization


Adele Cehrs. President. Epic PR Group. Understanding how a strategy, announcement, or issue will play out on various platforms can mean the difference between creating a winning campaign and a PR disaster. As social media evolves, every drop of news, hype, or rumor can cause a consumer reaction. At Epic, we’ve given it a name: a flash crisis.

Brain Scans Offer Donor Insight

Wild Apricot Blog

A new study offers insight into what motivates individuals in charitable bequest decision making. Fundraising research

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Mobile is an Opportunity to Re-Humanize Your Company


…or so says Dan Keldsen at Human 1.0 in this slide deck. Check it out. The Mobile Tribe – Human 1.0. This post includes a slide deck.

New Facebook Brand Page for Beth’s Blog: With A Little Help from My Friends

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, what you do? You get a little help from your friends. Blogger. Trainer” which is on my business card.   I have  ”Connect. Learn.

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Mobilize Those Mobile Eyes

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Confession time: not more than ten years ago I was one of those people who said I would never have a cell phone.

Taking Events Beyond the Status Quo

Wild Apricot Blog

To take this year's events "beyond the mediocre" here are some tips on how to take an innovative and disruptive approach to create new event experiences. events

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10 questions non-techie managers should ask about IT projects | TechRepublic

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10 questions non-techie managers should ask about IT projects | TechRepublic

Volunteers + the Right Technology = Your Dreams Come True


Shari Ilsen. Online Communications Manager. VolunteerMatch. Running an effective, successful volunteer program can be a game changer for your nonprofit. Here are some tools, tips, and strategies that can help you succeed in each of the three phases of the volunteer lifecycle. This includes the nonprofit world.

Gear up: Event homepage must-haves

Connection Cafe

Author: Taylor Shanklin. Spring is in the air. Breathe it in.) That’s right – event season is well upon us! Parking information?

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Google needs to stop treating support like it’s an add-on feature

Judi Sohn

Google, I think I’m over you. Nonprofit Salesforce Practitioners (NPSF) is a 6 year-old Google Group now with over 1700 members, averaging around 300 messages a month. I’ve been co-moderator of the group since 2009. Only requirement for membership is that you have a connection in some way to nonprofits using Salesforce. Nothing. Mistake.

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How You’ll Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story With Facebook’s New Timeline

John Haydon

As you may know by now, Facebook Pages will undergo a massive transformation on March 30th. Facebook Branding sharing your story timeline

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Nonprofit Technology Poetry Slam at SXSW


We love technology so much that every now and then we're moved to write a poem or song lyrics. But, we don't think we're alone. We can't wait!

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Small Effort, Big Difference

Connection Cafe

Author: James Burden. Imagine you're in the queue at the car park pay-on-exit machine. You become aware that a young mum at the front of the queue is talking to the assistant. She has no cash and the machine won't accept credit cards. The assistant's voice over the intercom insists: "No, you can't pay with credit card. How can I pay you back?

New Release: State of the Nonprofit Cloud


nonprofits and conducting follow-up interviews was that it’s somewhat. foggy. The entire report is free over at NTEN. Download it now. -->.

Stay Connected with Donated Smartphones from Dell

Tech Soup Blog

New to TechSoup: 3G Windows Venue Pro smartphones (admin fee: $31) from the Dell donation program. Create, edit, and review Microsoft Office documents.