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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good began as a “Nonprofit Organizations” Myspace Page  in 2005. would most likely had revealed itself.

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.

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.

What Tools Are You Using for Listening, Engaging, and Social Media Management?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NutshellMail :   About a month or so ago, Manny Hernandez mentioned this free tool as a social media time saver.

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6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

NetWits

Takeaway: Ensure your nonprofit website is optimized for Search Engines. 3) Facebook Is Not The Only Social Network. clicks, 4.8 clicks, 4.3

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?&#.

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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.

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.

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Facebook and Nonprofits: Success Stories? ROI?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I like Facebook. But I am a fan of my favorite nonprofits on Facebook. I do see their status updates. I do occasionally give thumbs up, and sometimes I’ll even comment. have donated to nonprofits that I have seen on Facebook (on their website). Yes. I do like Facebook and I like nonprofits on Facebook.

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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

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.

Five Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Measure Social Media ROI (Return on Investment)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

common mistake is to assume that because a person is “young&# and has been using Facebook for years to stay in touch with friends and family, then they must be good at using social media for branding an organization. What websites were your visitors on right before they visited your site [Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace]?

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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.

Now Nonprofits Outside the U.S. and Canada Can Fundraise on Facebook Too

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Since the popular Facebook fundraising App Causes was built using GuideStar’s database of nonprofits in the United States and Canada, only nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada can utilize Causes’ fundraising tools. In addition to online donation capabilities, they offer giving circles, giving vouchers, and Facebook widgets.

Questions from Trends Worth Following: Tools for Advanced Social Media Users

Idealware

When we led our free class, Trends Worth Following: Tools for Advanced Social Media Users , on Tuesday, we had a tough time sticking to our ambitious one hour time limit. We want to reach older Americans, yet what you just stated is that not many older Americans use Facebook. We have Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts.

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.

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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.

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.

Tools Galore in Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

WomenWhoTech: Tools Galore View more presentations from Amy Sample ward. Idealware.org has reviews of many of these tools as well.

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.

The Coming Wave of Web 2.0 Consultants and Vendors - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

and social networking experts emerge and offer their services as these new tools gain prominence. How about Digg ? Oh well. All rights reserved.

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.

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!

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!

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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

The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

If youve missed the launch of Facebook Apps Platform almost two months ago, youre already way behind the times. " "End Global Warming!,"

The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

If youve missed the launch of Facebook Apps Platform almost two months ago, youre already way behind the times. " "End Global Warming!,"

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.