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9 Social Media for Social Good Sites You Should know About

NetWits

—. If you haven’t already, please consider subscribing via RSS or  eMail to receive fresh content on a regular basis. —. Amazing stuff. Really.

Looks Like Philanthropy Wasn’t One of Apple’s New Years Resolutions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click to Sign Online Petition and Send Steve Jobs A Message. While Apple may not be paying attention, its competitors  are.  From my iPad. CSR mobile

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Five ways to engage supporters AFTER the campaign

John Haydon

All communities have a heart beat. Your organization is the left ventricle, the community is the right ventricle. They’ll continue to trust you.

Will the Dough Rise with Crowdrise?

Frogloop

There are several notable ones in the space, including Causes and Jumo. Nonprofits do not have access to users' data.

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Is the Future of Social Media Much Different for Non-profits?

NetWits

suspect you’ll find the information very interesting. Interesting, but not unexpected. Then you can go read the full report.

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Online Giving Continues to Rise. Are You Adapting? [INFOGRAPHIC]

NetWits

Did you know that online giving passed 15 BILLION in 2009? So, how are you thinking about your online fundraising strategy?

Zoetica Salon: A Couple of Good Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

January is Tune Up month in the Zoetica Salon , an online space for free peer learning about nonprofits and social media.   More here. Zoetica Salon

Groups: A Review of Five Platforms to Build Community

Frogloop

If your organization is focused on building community among your activists and donors you’ve probably had to choose an online group tool. But which platform is best for your group? Some nonprofits like the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation are using platforms like the new Facebook Groups to foster ongoing discussions with their members.

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2011 NTC Preview: Let's Talk About Tech, Baby

NTEN

close read of the lyrics provides a good framework for thinking about communicating horizontally (across departments or silos) and vertically (with everyone from senior management to interns) in your organization about technology. No, really. Let's break it down. From there, you can start to understand where to begin conversations.

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Does your website make sense?

NetWits

How do you go about generating copy for your website? Can your readers easily understand what you’re trying to say via your website? Internet

The Networked NGO: Translating the Networked Nonprofit and 1-11-11 Club

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked NGO. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. This year my birthday (Jan. But, I’ll get to birthday fun in a minute. Civil Society 2.0

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List of Tools, Resources and Nonprofit Service Providers Covered in the Book

Nonprofit Tech for Good

My upcoming book about social media and mobile technology will feature more than 100 tools, resources, and nonprofit service providers. good number of them were recommended by nonprofits during the research process. Others are the favorites I’ve used over the last 15 years in my nonprofit career. and Web 3.0. CONVIO. Dictionary.com. Drupal.

2011 NTC Preview: Can Social Networks Create Social Capital?

NTEN

Ted Fickes, Electronic Communications Manager, The Wilderness Society (Central Rockies Regional Office) In September, 2008, Green for All , 1Sky and the We Campaign organized a national day of action -- Green Jobs Now -- to demand progress on green jobs and a green economy. Tens of thousands of people participated in over 670 events in 40 states.

Postcards as a Call to Action: A Powerful, Political Participatory Experience at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Museum 2.0

The best participatory projects are useful. Finding legitimate ways for visitors to be of use is easier said than done. Send poems!" Projects

Facebook To Eliminate Old Insights From Pages

John Haydon

At the end of January, Facebook will be removing the option to view the older version of Page Insights. Recent improvements to Facebook Insights.

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Is Social Media a Waste of Time for Your Association?

Wild Apricot Blog

Are your members, volunteers or potential donors using social media? The answer is YES - research confirms even 20% of adults 50-64 use social networking daily. While social media campaigns can be time consuming and/or expensive, you can start small and set simple, specific and achievable short term goals.( read more ).

11NTC Preview: Technology in Times of Disaster: The Important Role of Social media in Disaster Response and Awareness

NTEN

George Durham, Program Manager, Microsoft Global Community Affairs On January 12th, 2010, a devastating earthquake ripped through the Haitian landscape, literally decimating cities like Leogane, Petit Goave, and much of Port-au-Prince. This allowed individuals to begin informing family and loved ones of their whereabouts and condition.

Nonprofits rank Facebook twice as important as Twitter

Beaconfire Wire

A new report out today finds that nonprofits rank Facebook to be twice as important to their communications strategy as Twitter.

TechSoup Digital Storytelling: The Challenge Begins!

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Digital Storytelling Event 2011 begins tomorrow January 13 with a webinar and the opening of a challenge. Pacific time. read more.

Calif. nonprofit offers to store your data forever

AFP Blog

Calif. nonprofit offers to store your data forever: "Backing up data to an online service can help avoid the issue of media breakdown, but relying on a company to keep files safe carries risks.'They

2011 NTC Preview: A Scientist in Your Communications Department: Segmenting Messages, Customizing Content and Delivering Results

NTEN

Jeff Shuck, CEO, Event360 It's January. The frenzy of your year-end appeal has subsided and you're now busy tallying your results, comparing year-to-year performance, and plotting your next moves. They've raised their hand to voice their support for your mission through their donation. Segmentation can vary from simple to sophisticated.

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Nonprofits rank Facebook twice as important as Twitter

Beaconfire Wire

A new report out today finds that nonprofits rank Facebook to be twice as important to their communications strategy as Twitter.

What's Different One Year After Haiti? | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

One year ago a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Hispaniola. The earthquake occurred at 4:53pm EST and the epicenter was 16 miles west

Has Pepsi's Refresh Project Been Compromised By Cheaters? | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Has Pepsi's Refresh Project Been Compromised By Cheaters? Fast Company: "All is not well with the Pepsi Refresh Project, an online cause marketing campaign that allows participants to vote on where the company donates its cash.

It's YOUR Choice. What Are You Going to Do About It?

NTEN

Flickr Photo: Jonathan McIntosh I'm not very good as resolutions. Making big decisions, and then sticking to them no matter what is not my strongest suit. I'm more of a "let's see how this goes and adjust as we make our way" kind of a person. But I do have two hard and fast resolutions this year. First, I'm not going to travel so much. Really?

Nonprofits rank Facebook twice as important as Twitter

Beaconfire Wire

A new report out today finds that nonprofits rank Facebook to be twice as important to their communications strategy as Twitter.

TechSoup Grant Series: Write the Winning Grant Proposal

Tech Soup Blog

This week in our TechSoup Grant Series: One Hour a Week to Success , we are ready to focus on writing a successful grant proposal. If you use your organization's strategic plan as a foundation and have a fully developed grant project, this stage of the process should progress smoothly. read more.

Jon Stewart's Wise Monologue About the Tucson Tragedy

Have Fun - Do Good

transcribed an excerpt of it myself to share with you, so please forgive any errors. Did the toxic political environment cause this? It is toxic.

New at the NTC : StoryTeller’s Workshop

NTEN

Be a part of the 11NTC Storytelling Team! Every year, we do our best to offer more opportunities to learn and connect at the NTC, and this year is no different. The workshop will cover how to tell stories across various media and social networks and is limited to 25 people, so you’re sure to get one-on-one advice and training.

[Book Research] Is your nonprofit utilizing mobile technology?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits with mobile websites (please share the link!). 2. Nonprofits that are using QR Codes (please tell me how!). 5. How? 7.  Using TwitPic?

Are E-Readers Greener than Books?

Tech Soup Blog

The question is: are e-readers greener than books? They largely use e-ink technology to display content. Wikipedia has a good long list of all of them.

New Site from AICPA Helps with Taxes

Beaconfire Wire

It provides an Ask a CPA feature, myriad tools and calculators, answers to common questions, year round planning advice, a glossary, and much more.

Online Fundraising Boot Camp for Small Nonprofits and Small Fundraising Departments

NTEN

It's not enough just to put a "Donate Now" button on your home page; it's not enough to send out a couple of emails asking for support. NPTech NTEN

Why Work on Childhood Obesity?

Network-Centric Advocacy

There are lots of resons that I like working on childhood obesity. None of them seemed linked to the pure data that explains the problem.(obesity obesity rate widget) Data is compelling. The control of the widget helps make you think about the issues behind the data. know how hard they work to be a good doctor. She took a job at the CDC.