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70 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. 2dCode :: 2d-code.co.uk. co.uk.

85 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. 2dCode :: 2d-code.co.uk. co.uk.

5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits

SocialFish

Jason Fitzpatrick from Lifehacker mused that “WorkFlowy is a one-list-to-rule-them-all organization tool.”. For non-profits, WorkFlowy has to be the mother of all web tools. You can manage Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Buzz, Myspace (do people actually use Myspace?) BigMarker.com. WorkFlowy.com. TweetDeck.

The Importance of Branding Your Nonprofit on Social Networks Through Graphic Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They acted on instinct that social networks were going to be transformative tools for cause awareness and fundraising campaigns, and they were right.

Guest Post on Tactical Philanthropy: Causes, MySpace and ideablob

Amy Sample Ward

“In recent days, Causes has left MySpace and IdeaBlob has shutdown. First, let’s start at the beginning: Causes Leaves MySpace.

Top 5 Social Media Tactics Every School Should Implement

NetWits

Facebook has it’s roots in education. Stick to Facebook and Twitter. Shorten your URL and share it out via Facebook and Twitter.

Which Company is the Most Socially Responsible and Generous to Nonprofits: Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? LinkedIn? MySpace? Flickr? Google?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits and their adoption of social media has created an interesting, albeit interdependent relationship with large companies like Google, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. TwtPolls: 1) Which company is the most generous ? 2) And which company should be doing more ? 1) Facebook. potential consumers). Flickr.

A brief graph on current trends

NCE Social Media

Below is a chart showing how Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace compare in number of unique visitors in the past 13 months. Facebook and Twitter have grown while MySpace has been stagnant. Tags: Facebook Marketing and Awareness Microblog Tools twitter facebook myspace compete

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

The email encouraged MySpace users of Causes to join the cause on Facebook.  . Tags: facebook   Photo by Billie Hara.

Causes Leaves MySpace: Should We Care?

Tech Soup Blog

There's been a lot of discussion over the past week about Causes leaving MySpace and becoming a Facebook-only application. Tools

The Math and Science of Social and Mobile Media: A Spreadsheet to Track Your Fundraising Success

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Texting can be a powerful tool if it is done well, but annoying to supporters if it is not. There is also a science to social and mobile media.

Ten Things Nonprofits May Not Know About MySpace [But I Wish They Did]

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As I spent the Thanksgiving weekend pondering gratitude, MySpace made the top of my list of things to be grateful for. If it were not for MySpace, my professional life no doubt would be much less fulfilling. And for that, I will be eternally grateful to MySpace and the “Nonprofit Organizations&# MySpace community.

Toobla, new tool to check out!

NCE Social Media

Toobla is a brand new social bookmarking tool and I was very impressed! Content of any kind can be collected into online folders that users can then easily share with friends via Twitter, Facebook, email or elsewhere on the social web. Tags: Tools bookmarking social toobla Yesterday I met Jake and Brian from Toobla.

Change.org’s premium service is now free for all nonprofits!

NCE Social Media

In addition to all the tools that came with the basic service, all nonprofits can now: 1) Create Actions, including email petitions that can empower and expand your base of supporters. 2) Message all your supporters. 3) Send supporter requests to recruit new members. 4) Link to your profiles on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

More on Facebook

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology More on Facebook July 17, 2007 Michelle Martin has a great post this week on Facebook. They have a roundup of what they are calling the 10 best Facebook apps for work. Be Helpful.

Top 8 Social Media Tracking Tools - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

What tools should they use? Each objective requires different tools to track your nonprofits social media progress and return on investment.

The other side of the figures: Causes reaches $20 Million in Donations

Amy Sample Ward

You can read more about the MySpace/Facebook move here , here , and here.). 35,000 causes have received at least one donation.

33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thus, please be careful when using any tool that automates posts from one social network to another. Chapter 3 :: Find Your Facebook Voice.

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Question Facebook’s Integrity, Longevity, and ROI (Return on Investment)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, people love Facebook. The vast of majority of nonprofits love Facebook too. Alright… thanks Facebook. Really?&#.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Different communities have aligned and adopted different social networks, social media tools, communications platforms, etc. The tools we use often reflect the communities we are in, whether those communities are geographic, ethnic, or otherwise. Are you using Causes on MySpace, are you using it on Facebook? And so on.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Different communities have aligned and adopted different social networks, social media tools, communications platforms, etc. The tools we use often reflect the communities we are in, whether those communities are geographic, ethnic, or otherwise. Are you using Causes on MySpace, are you using it on Facebook? And so on.

HOW TO: Get Your Nonprofit Started on Snapchat

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As we have learned in the past with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram the early adoption phase is when new communities grow the fastest. 1.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Facebook Platform – Opening Up

See What's Out There

Facebook is the second big social networking site behind MySpace. And their pages aren’t nearly as ugly as MySpace pages.

From Promoted Pins to Social Profiles on Google: What’s New in Social Media

SocialFish

Facebook Calls-to-Action. Facebook is getting chummy with the old standby by introducing a call to action button for business pages.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

Here’s a run through of the Tools Galore session.  See the slide deck below and notes from the panelists: WomenWhoTech: Tools Galore. Idealware.org has reviews of many of these tools as well. New tools get talked about a lot, but don’t get caught up in new sexy tools and forget about the power of email. 

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Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

The panelists each described a handful of tools to help with online communication, specifically for nonprofit causes and social activism.

10 Social Media Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (and How To Track Them)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

“A survey of 200 charity and foundation professionals revealed that nonprofits are finding it difficult to determine how valuable social media tools are for their organizations. Facebook/YouTube/MySpace Comments and Twitter Mentions. If you are using social media correctly, then your numbers should rise from month-to-month.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There’s a lot of Google+ euphoria right now and postulations of Google+ being a Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn killer. Yikes!

33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thus, please be careful when using any tool that automates posts from one social network to another. Chapter 3 :: Find Your Facebook Voice.

Social Media: What To Do If Your Boss Doesn’t Get It

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At the time, nonprofits were primarily only using Myspace and YouTube. Though Facebook had gone public nine months previous, Facebook Groups were only just beginning to be used as community-building tools by nonprofits and Facebook Pages didn’t exist yet. Flash forward four and a half years. Get training.

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LinkedIn suits up

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology LinkedIn suits up December 10, 2007 LinkedIn, the serious MBA wielding brother to the Facebook fratboy and the MySpace rockergrrl, is really putting on the suit now. It’s an interesting strategy.

HOW TO: Upgrade Your Nonprofit’s Pinterest Profile to a Business Account

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It also allows you to stop having to use a personal profile as a brand (i.e., first name Amnesty , last name International ). ” 2. Pinterest

Social Networking Strategies: The Limits of Cutting and Pasting

Amy Sample Ward

—– Google+, the social network launched by Google nearly 5 months ago, has recently opened up the platform to organizations and brands with a profile type akin to the options for individuals and Pages on Facebook. One of the core principles in community engagement is to use the tools your community is using.

5 Online Fundraising Tools: Tools 4 Your Mission Part 2/3

Tech Soup Blog

five tools that make fundraising easy, effective, economic, and even. fundraising and want both the tools AND the training, you can get all.

33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. 2dCode :: 2d-code.co.uk. co.uk.

A Short, Recent History of Nonprofit Website Design and Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

World Wildlife Fund Website :: March 15, 2008. View: worldwildlifefund.org Archive 3/15/08. World Wildlife Fund :: March  15, 2010.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Just enter the starting assumptions in the yellow boxes below and the tool calculates results automatically. Many thanks for the tool!

10 Common Mistakes Made by Nonprofits on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Posting more than one status update a day on Facebook. Not claiming your ‘Places’ pages on Facebook, Foursquare, Gowalla, etc.

60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. 2dCode :: 2d-code.co.uk. co.uk.

11 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They usually have the staff, passion, resources, and training necessary to make a new tool succeed if it has any possibility of succeeding.