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40 Twitter-iffic Event Day Ideas

Connection Cafe

Author: Robyn Mendez. Turn your Captivated Audience of Event Participants into a Social Media Army. Hashtag EVERYTHING with your org & event names.

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Why You Need a Mobile Ready Email Template


This is a guest post by the talented Brett Meyer , Communications Director at the  Nonprofit Technology Network. Just stop it. Stop and accept. Guilty!

The Five Stages of A Social Media PR Disaster

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: via Beth on Pinterest. Be human. Be Nimble. Even if you are a small nonprofit with limited resources you are immune. Failure

How Some Big Brands Manage Social Media


I watched an Altimeter webinar the other day that I thought was worth sharing from a “the state of corporate social media” perspective.

Evernote for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. This post was collaboratively written with Jonathan Weldon.using a shared folder in. Evernote !). Mission & Marketing.

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Mobile Donation Forms

Connection Cafe

Author: Lacey Kruger. When I say, “mobile donation” you probably think about text-to-give. This post, however, is not about text-to-give.

Come On In and Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Museum 2.0

Last week, I did something I hadn't done in ten years. walked into a boxing gym. In the fall I bought a Groupon to a local gym. Go to a boxing gym.

What does monitoring your brand on social media channels really mean?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: via Lucy on Pinterest. Here’s a template. What tools are you using? What have you discovered? Listening

8 use cases for social media and associations


ROI and Social CRM Use Case 1: Using LinkedIn for Member Recruitment. Social CRM Use Case 2: Socializing educational content for member retention.

How to manage your Facebook Page content with PostPlanner (video)

John Haydon

PostPlanner is a Facebook Page content management tool that allows you to schedule posts to a various different Pages that you manage. Post long URLs.

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Supporting your supporters

Connection Cafe

Author: Martin Campbell. When I’ve volunteered for charities before, especially when I am raising money – it has been striking how important it is to get the right support from the charity itself. Successful fundraising is all about that emotional connection. For an example of this done really well?

What are News Discovery Tools? Why Use Them?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is what builds thought leadership and attention. Is your organization using news discovery tools? Which ones? Content

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Facebook Timeline Launches With Three “Giving” Apps – Many More Likely To Come

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Likely just the first of many new “Giving” apps to come to Timeline, nonprofit social media practitioners would be wise to get acquainted with the new Timeline Apps to best prepare for when Timeline comes to Pages (not confirmed, but highly likely). That Cost: 4.75% donation processing fee. Donation Processor: Network for Good. Cost:  4.9%

Got Video? Enter the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest!


Are you a nonprofit?  . Did your organization create impactful videos in 2011?  . Do you remember how awesome the videos were last year? Perfect.

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Keeping Them Coming Back for More: Your Communications Arcs


Kivi Leroux Miller. President. Nonprofit Marketing Story arcs are what keep you coming back to your favorite TV shows: you care what happens next. What does this have to do with nonprofit marketing? Everything! We can look back at the end of the season and summarize several different story arcs within one show. Everything!

Taking Baby Steps to Social Media Maturity with Your Peers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Johnny Hall. Also, as a trainer how you create a co-learning opportunity versus the “sage on the stage.” Guest Post

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Bookshare International Now Serves Thirty Countries

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

People with print disabilities around the world have a right to high-quality ebooks that they can read with assistive technology. Benetech’s Bookshare library continues to expand its international service providing accessible books and publications to members in more than 30 countries. These texts will be available in early 2012.?

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In case you missed it: POTUS on the G+


The first ever completely virtual interview from the White House (see the WH blog for more info). Quipol. Social Learning

Tell Your Nonprofit's Story More Effectively (with the Help of a Few Masters)


Danny Alpert. Executive Producer. See3 Communications. There are no rules for effective storytelling, but there are things to think about that will help you when you choose to tell your stories. Here are a few, with the help of masters of storytelling. Storytelling is as old as humanity. So why the obsession? Why now? Storytelling is an art.

Webinar: eCampaign 2012 - Killer Tactics to Drive Elections with Online Fundraising And Social Media


Electoral campaigns are important incubators of new techniques and tactics in online fundraising and organizing. Join us on February 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM ET for "eCampaign 2012 - Killer Tactics to Drive Elections Using Online Fundraising & Social Media" and hear from two experts who are working in the heart of Campaign 2012. Care2 Webinars

Reverse Engineering the Nissan Leaf's Range Display

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Geeks are textbook early adopters. We can't resist a new gadget, or pushing the envelope to find out what's really possible! Score! Finally, at the 8.8

Data on the Digital Divide


Came across this infographic via a Mashable post.  I think it should have had more info about mobile web access, but interesting nonetheless.

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The Best Strategy Can’t Fix A Broken Culture (video)

John Haydon

Culture is an organization’s essence that permeates an organization. It’s what makes donors feel enchanted. Strategy is just a plan. Culture

Top 10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S.


Ever wonder how charitable your city is? You’re in luck because Convio recently released their report on the 273 most generous cities across the United States. Convio analyzed cities with total population of more than 100,000 based on per capita online giving and the total amount donated through the Convio platform. To 10 Most Generous Cities.

Volunteer Recruitment Resource

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a new volunteer recruitment resource that offers tips and secrets from volunteer managers. Volunteers

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The state of association technology?


Listen to the interview here. This originally appeared on Effective Database Management

Interning in Guatemala on the Archive Project

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A guest Beneblog by Max Schneider People don’t typically associate boisterous merengue music with high-tech statistical analysis.

University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site

AFP Blog

How To Track Everyone Who's Anyone To You: Is A Single Database Right for Your Org?


[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the December 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. These are the people you need to track.

Nonprofits: Win up to $30,000 of pro bono PR services!


C.Fox Communications, a small, woman-owned strategic communications agency, is accepting applications for its third annual  inspired thought  Award.

Blog Reader Survey Results - Part 1

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's the first of two posts with the results of our Blog Reader Survey for 2012. Reader Polls

The 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards

John Haydon

See3, in partnership with YouTube is excited to announce that the  DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards  is accepting submissions throughout February.

Ten Things Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Video


You know bad video when you see it, right? We're exposed to so much video these days, many viewers simply don't have the patience to watch it anymore. Unless it features somebody's cute cat.). This webinar is about re-thinking your approach to video – how to think about your audience, and how you can produce video that doesn’t suck. Frat boys?

Upcoming Conference Roundup (February - March 2012)


With the new year in full swing, we're looking forward to all the great events that are coming up this year by refreshing our own 2012 Conferences calendar. Here you'll find a list of upcoming events that are sure to be buzzing with cause-minded folks. And back by popular demand, Ryann will also be speaking at Canada's Digital Leap in May). Feb 21.