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HOW TO: Use Twitter Lists to Promote Nonprofits and Causes You Care About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twitter’s new Lists are a great way to organize your followers, and with a little intention and a dose of good will, Twitter Lists can also be used to promote your favorite nonprofits and the causes you care about. Here’s how: 1) Create a “Favorite Nonprofits&# List. What issues are important to you? Please RT! Global Warming.

Ways To Use Twitter Lists for Your Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gopher Screen Capture. Twitter Lists: A Natural Evolution of Internet List Culture. volunteered to be the Dance Librarian.  Your lists can be public.

Give your #NTENThanks Today!

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if (WIDGETBOX) WIDGETBOX.renderWidget('8c0e03fb-448b-42b3-a3ca-14a84817146f');Get the Holly Ross (ntenhross) on Twitter widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox ! Not seeing a widget? More info ). Just in case you hadn't heard, it's NTEN Member Appreciation Month , also known as November! So today, let's cause a thankful ruckus !  .

Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations

Wild Apricot Blog

Jay Moonah's presentation on Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations was streamed live online as part of The Canadian Institute’s recent “Managing Social Media” conference recently - but if you missed it, no worries! We’ve got the highlights right here.( read more ).

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. Find out more in the interview below! What is Epic Change? What is TweetsGiving? Where do the funds go?

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Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. Find out more in the interview below! What is Epic Change? What is TweetsGiving? Where do the funds go?

Sean Parker's "Causes" to Leave MySpace: Does It Matter?

AFP Blog

Sean Parker's "Causes" to Leave MySpace: Does It Matter

Zucchini and Websites: The Power of Analogies

NTEN

Kathy Santos, Mass Audubon. [Ed. note: This article is part of NTEN's Member Appreciation Month spectacular. The most popular pieces will be featured in our newsletter. You can read all the details here. ]. But I may have finally have had a breakthrough. love analogies. love food. Turned out to be a winning combination. So I told a story.

How to Leverage Your Newsletter Subscriber List to Solicit Online Donations

NetWits

I speak to nonprofit organizations all the time about their internet and email marketing strategies. Often times when asked if they are using email as a vehicle for solicitations, I get responses like “Oh, no…we don’t want to bother our email subscribers by asking them for money.” I always wondered why.

Video Fridays #21 Hashtags ###

NCE Social Media

Hashtags – what are they? They could be one of your best friends on social media sites and you may not know about them. According to the Twitter Fan Wiki , they are defined as: “a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They’re like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

My latest post for the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up and I hope you’ll dive into the conversation with me! This event focuses on Causes , an application for supporting and fundraising for organizations by individuals, groups and even the organizations themselves. First, let me explain what happened yesterday.  Looking Ahead.

A New Marketing Paradigm: How Affordable, Active and Agile Technology Can Change Nonprofits

NTEN

Matt McCabe, Orange Leap. [Ed. note: This article is part of NTEN's Member Appreciation Month spectacular. The most popular pieces will be featured in our newsletter. You can read all the details here. ]. Even the family calling to order a pizza will probably discover that the person answering the phone knows what its last order was.

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

AFP Blog

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Time, Resources Slow Nonprofit Social Media AdoptionThe responses of 1,295 nonprofit executives show that 91 percent raise money online, but only 58 percent of those nonprofits use social media for fundraising.

Twitter Lists

NCE Social Media

Twitter unleashed its lists to the general public last week. You can put people you follow into a list. You can also see who has placed your Twitter feed into a list. John Haydon , a social media nonprofit expert thinks that Twitter lists will positively impact your nonprofit. Third party applications will use lists in fun and interesting ways.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

My latest post for the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up and I hope you’ll dive into the conversation with me! This event focuses on Causes , an application for supporting and fundraising for organizations by individuals, groups and even the organizations themselves. First, let me explain what happened yesterday.  Looking Ahead.

2-1-1 Legislation

VisionLink

Major initiatives require funding--and 2-1-1 is no different. Help the campaign to fund 2-1-1 nationally. Right now, thanks to work from AIRS and the United Way of America, significant progress is being made collecting co-sponsors for legislation to fund 2-1-1 across America. Join the campaign! Douglas Zimmerman President & CEO VisionLink

Street-level help for big projects - TwinCities.com

AFP Blog

Street-level help for big projects - TwinCities.com: "The second project is an experiment in what is called e-philanthropy, or online giving. A new website, GiveMN.org, seeks to bring donors, non-profits and specific projects together. It creates a one-stop site for donations

Cause Marketing and Social Media go Hand in Hand

NetWits

Have you started to think about using cause marketing at your nonprofit? Do you know how to create or implement a cause marketing strategy? He’s the Director of Cause and Event marketing at Boston Medical and has been working with nonprofits for 17 years.

Social Media Resource Library: Just Launched from Idealware

Amy Sample Ward

We all know that there are hundreds, thousands, even an infinite (at least seemingly) number of social media resources for nonprofits or social impact groups. When you Google search for a tool or a topic, you have so many results you don’t even know where to begin!  Go dive in!

Staying Healthy

VisionLink

Here is what we are doing to promote a healthy staff, particularly during the flu season. Because we are in the business of providing mission-critical technology to our customers, staying healthy becomes a core business objective. Further, they cannot come back to work unless everyone member of their household is symptom free for 48 hours.

National Family Literacy Day

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This Sunday while you're finishing off the Halloween candy, think about doing something for National Family Literacy Day. For Bookshare members, that can be as simple as downloading a new book from Bookshare , or sharing one you already have. The idea behind the day, sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy is to promote family literacy.

America’s Giving Challenge 2009

Robert Weiner

The latest round of the America's Giving Challenge is on. This is a national competition to encourage people to use their personal and social networks to help win cash for their favorite nonprofit. The Giving Challenge is not focused on how much money you can raise, but on how successful you are at getting people to donate to your cause. read more.

Social Media Resource Library: Just Launched from Idealware

Amy Sample Ward

We all know that there are hundreds, thousands, even an infinite (at least seemingly) number of social media resources for nonprofits or social impact groups. When you Google search for a tool or a topic, you have so many results you don’t even know where to begin!  Go dive in!

Causes Ditches MySpace: Don't Put All Your Fundraising Relationship Eggs in One Third Party, Proprietary Basket!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

  Photo by Billie Hara. The email encouraged MySpace users of Causes to join the cause on Facebook.  . One wonders what the motivation was ?  

Come On, U.S., Give the Kids Their Rights

Have Fun - Do Good

November 20, 2009 is the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Did you just say, "What?" Yeah, me too.

More Delightful Secrets: How Much Space Would You Give to an Exclusive Subset of your Audience?

Museum 2.0

A month ago, I wrote about the pleasure of secret, exclusive places in cultural venues, and many of you wrote in with stories of your own. rats' nests.

Next #4Change Chat Topic: Volunteering

Amy Sample Ward

Originally posted on the #4Change blog by Tash Judd. Social media and new technology are changing the way we recruit and manage volunteers.  They’re also changing how we define the concept of volunteering.  Our next #4change chat, on Thursday 12 November, will look at how the volunteering landscape is changing.  How to join the chat. 1. If Do-it.

WeAreMedia: Nonprofit Program Delivery and Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo: Bread for the World. The most common application of social media is for fundraising and marketing.  Ooutreach or educational program delivery.

People Powered Movement Photo Contest

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm a big walker. The Alliance for Biking and Walking creates, strengthens, and unites state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.

Be a Producer! Networking the Arts and Project Development

Network-Centric Advocacy

Here is a cool example of the networked culture connecting art supporters and artists. bounty county, etc. like the design and the concept.

Next #4Change Chat Topic: Volunteering

Amy Sample Ward

Originally posted on the #4Change blog by Tash Judd. Social media and new technology are changing the way we recruit and manage volunteers.  They’re also changing how we define the concept of volunteering.  Our next #4change chat, on Thursday 12 November, will look at how the volunteering landscape is changing.  How to join the chat. 1. If Do-it.

WeAreMedia: Help Us Crowdsource A Hollywood Ending

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But we didn't stop there.  We've been able to track some of the remixes - that is those who kindly let us know about it and gave us attribution. 

Security and Privacy in a Web 2.0 World

Idealware

Yes, we do Twitter requests! To break down that tweet a bit, @kanter is the well-known Beth Kanter of Beth's blog. The Web 2.0 Salvation Army?

Flu Trends Shows The Early Spike of H1N1

Network-Centric Advocacy