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FROGLOOP Lessons Learned When Your Community Revolts
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Since Komen has implemented more stringent eligibility standards to safeguard donor dollars “consequently, some organizations are no longer eligible to receive Komen grants,” said Komen in a press release yesterday. Online Organizing Social Networking Web 2.0Honesty, transparency, and being upfront. They revolted.
SOCIALFISH Is your Organization Capable of Unorthodox Thinking?
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
Unless you can get your organization to challenge assumptions and think outside formulaic patterns and solutions, you cannot expect different results or steer it into a different future. Success is based on the ability to constantly discern, re-organize and leverage “pieces of a puzzle that are constantly shifting.” Sermo did.
TECH SOUP BLOG How Arts Organizations Are Engaging Community Online
| MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
In a panel hosted by TechSoup, representatives from four arts organizations discussed how they are using social media in new and innovative ways to market the arts. Maura Lafferty, an independent communications consultant working with classical musicians and performing arts organizations in San Francisco, CA. Ryan Biega is a.
AMY SAMPLE WARD Notes from Webinar: Social Media for Organizations
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
It was an introduction to social media, especially focused on what organizations (regardless of size) can start doing today. I had a bit of fun with it, especially with the pictures on the slides, by using a party metaphor: Social Media for Organizations: Enjoy Your Own Party! Social Media for Organizations: Enjoy Your Own Party.
FROGLOOP Everything You Wanted to Know About Binders Full of Women
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
Online Organizing Social Networking Trends Web 2.0As voters watched the heated 2012 Presidential debates last night, there was a flurry of discussion and commentary happening on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. But things got even more interesting when Romney began discussing women's issues and in particular fair pay.
WILD APRICOT BLOG Using a Content Strategy to Promote Your Organization
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
In a guest post, Ja-Naé Duane defines content strategy and shares her advice on how to promote your cause, association, non-profit or member organization using a content strategy.( Content Strategy is a term that is popping up more and more often in the business world. read more ).
SOCIALFISH The Impact of the Social Customer: Changing Your Organization from the Inside Out
| FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012
I have been watching the Twitter stream and man, there are some awesome social marketing-related presentations there. I thought you might be interested, so here’s a couple of links to some great round-up summary posts. Event report: Fusion Marketing Experience 2012 Antwerp – Day 1. Enjoy. Humanize
NTEN Increasing Your Organization's Internet Presence: SEO Fact & Fiction
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
Lisa Rau. Confluence. Can you really "optimize" your website for search engines? It helps to separate a few pieces of fact from fiction about search engine optimization and search engines behavior in general. Fact: Each search engine has its own algorithm Don't believe me? Search engine algorithms are complicated and change all the time.
WILD APRICOT BLOG Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009
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 ).
SOCIALFISH Being a social organization means being trustworthy.
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
Jamie Notter and I explain how organizations can become more TRUSTWORTHY in our book, Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Trustworthy organizations embrace a culture of strategic transparency. The organization takes risks because there is no trust without risk. Featured Humanize
- If your organization tweets it, will they donate?
Photo by NimagesDR. Can Twitter help your cause raise money?, a question asked by the Give and Take blog. Avi Kaplan has published some basic stats from the recent Tweetsgiving Campaign that raised over $10,000 in 48 hours right before and during Thanksgiving to build a classroom in Tanzania. The holy grail metrics is missing? Does it exist?
AMY SAMPLE WARD So, You’re Thinking About Blogging? How To: Create a Blog for your Organization
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Another topic that is of interest and can serve as a valuable launch pad for conversations and information, both for Romanian NGOs and organizations around the world, is a blog. But blogs can help your organization in a few key ways: Central Communication Hub. And here’s how to start! Why Blog? Create Community Dialogue. Typepad.
SOCIALFISH How to Lead Your Social Organization
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
As a leader in your organization, it’s up to you to untangle the threads and help everyone make sense of this new way of working. Leading your organization’s transformation into social will be one of the most rewarding times in your career. 1. Build the foundation for social media work in your organization. This is how.
AMY SAMPLE WARD Online Community Building: Gardening vs Landscaping
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
Some people define it as organizing, especially around specific events, campaigns, legislation, or fundraising. The approach is focused on organic collaboration and growth for the entire community. The approach is focused on executing a preconceived environment, regardless of how natural or organic it may be for the larger area.
SOCIALFISH Netflix: Blowing It, or Being Human?
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
So human organizations need to do the same thing. That’s another thing human organizations do. Remember that human organizations are not the norm. Humanize The Social OrganizationI am guessing most of you have heard that Netflix has been making some changes. This made a lot of people unhappy. Maybe. Time will tell.
FROGLOOP Steal My Idea, Please! Why An Open Source Attitude Can Make Apps Go Viral
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
We knew the event would get a lot of public attention so a few months ago, my organization had a brainstorm about it. Online Organizing Technology Trends Web 2.0Last week I got ripped off, but for the first time, I’m happy about it. Earlier this week, the world turned 7 billion. Yes, 7 billion people.
JUDI SOHN Why organizations should check calendars carefully before scheduling events
| FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
Here's why the organizations shouldn't shrug it off: Jewish holidays (especially the big ones: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Passover) aren't just about ritual. shouldn't be asked to by organizations I trust and value. In 2012, September 18th is the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah , a Jewish High Holiday. Learn. Recharge.
AMY SAMPLE WARD Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011
As a community organizer and network weaver myself, I am incredibly excited by the #OccupyWallStreet movement that started in New York just over three months ago now (on September 17th) in response to a failing federal economy and political process that impact local, national, and international markets. How To: Use Tech to Organize Today.
FROGLOOP Best Cloud Tools for your Nonprofit
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
If your priority is to get a web presence up quickly for your new organization, you can always revisit design again. Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Organizing Technology TrendsNonprofits are often among the earliest adopters when it comes to technology and cloud computing is no exception. The savings can be dramatic too.
- Arts Organizations Digital Strategies Master Class and Train the Trainers
'I’m teaching a master class today in San Francisco for arts organizations for Theatre Bay Area. The third year now expands the program into a “train the trainer” model. The master class is part of a, NEA-funded experiment being conducted by arts service organizations like Theatre Bay Area all across the country.
FROGLOOP Online engagement: old favorites and new tricks
| MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
One of the great (and frustrating) things about online communication is that the channels and tools, and the way people and organizations use them, are always changing. At the session I attended, Farra brought in four smart nonprofit online marketing and communications managers to share how their organizations engage people online.
SOCIALFISH Being a social organization means being open.
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
Jamie Notter and I explain how organizations can be more OPEN in our book, Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Open organizations have more decentralized cultures. Core values are clearly defined and spelled out and shared with everyone in the organization. How open is your organization?
FROGLOOP Why Creativity is the Underestimated Superpower of the Nonprofit World
| THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity and the ways organizations can show personality. You may be thinking to yourself that your organization’s personality isn’t all that awesome. Online Advocacy Online Marketing Online Organizing Social Networking TrendsCreativity is an under-celebrated superpower.
TECH SOUP BLOG Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers: Mentorship
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
Running Your Organization Training sage LeadershipGrant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America's Nonprofit Solutions business, based in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter and read his first post in the Tag, You're IT! series. I've heard a lot employees and managers talk about "needing a mentor."
SOCIALFISH HELP NEEDED: community managers for CiviliNation Survey
| FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
CiviliNation is a nonprofit education and research organization focused on advancing the full capability of individuals to communicate and engage in cyberspace in a responsible and accountable way. Open Community The Social OrganizationAre you a Community Manager? Help CiviliNation out. Take the survey here.
SOCIALFISH Building Social Proficiency Across the Organization [Slides]
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
Building Social Proficiency Across The Organization from Michael Brito. Here’s a nice, short and sweet slide deck from my friend Michael Brito, speaking at Dreamforce a few days ago (oh how I wish I was there! If anyone can pull strings and get us speaking about Humanize for Dreamforce next year… ). Obviously.
SOCIALFISH Your Change Will Vary
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
I pointed out in November that one of the ultimate points in Humanize is that our organizations need to change. ” For example, when people read the chapter on being courageous and they look at their own organization, they will (we hope) understand the basic points in the book. Humanize The Social OrganizationMake a change.
SOCIALFISH These Are Not New Ideas
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
We’re trying to push people outside of their comfort zones to create more effective and human organizations, using principles that are NOT part of the historical status quo. At the heart of human organizations is courage (the latin root of the word courage literally means heart). Humanize The Social Organization
FROGLOOP Organizations: Learn to Connect the Dots
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
'A new study of 244 nonprofit participants by Avectra and NTEN show that nonprofit organizations are either tracking a lot of engagement metrics ranging from email open rates to activity on Facebook or don’t do it all. Another reason why organizations may not be focused on measuring the correlation is due to limited staff capacity.
WILD APRICOT BLOG Looking for Big Insight Into Small Membership Organizations
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
We're conducting an online survey to gain insight into small membership organizations - here's the details on how you can participate. membership surveys
FROGLOOP Can Members of Congress Keep Up with the Digital World?
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
Email Marketing Marketing Research Online Advocacy Online Organizing Technology TrendsLet’s face it, the world is no picnic these days. We’re facing climate change. The world’s oceans are on the verge of being irreparably damaged. But how is Congress responding?
FROGLOOP Successful Organizations On Twitter: Wellstone Action - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009
57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 Deanna Zandt (DZ): How long have you been on Twitter?
NTEN Social Media Bechmarks for Smaller Organizations
| THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
When it comes to technology, it's often assumed that smaller organizations just don't have the resources to use the tools and services that larger nonprofits do. Her organization is committed to social media “because our constituency tends to skew a bit older. Fancy databases? Too expensive. Up-to-date computers on a working network?
- Guest Post: Infusing “Social” into Social Justice Organizations
Infusing Social Into Social Justice Organizations – Guest Post by Daniel Jae-Won Lee, Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation. As courageous citizens connected with each other to express dissent and organize public actions, social media tools spurred activism and social change in unprecedented ways. Guest Post
FROGLOOP An organizer's unconference
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
While many of these conversations are already heard from political pundits and campaign strategists, where it really counts is when the organizers themselves gather together and hash out ideas, give feedback, share best practices, and renew their plans for victory. met some great people who are doing great things in the world.
FROGLOOP Groups: A Review of Five Platforms to Build Community
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
If your organization is focused on building community among your activists and donors you’ve probably had to choose an online group tool. This campaign should give us a much better idea of advocacy impact from the group… Online Marketing Online Organizing Social Networking Trends Web 2.0It could get unwieldy quickly.
FROGLOOP Using Psychology to Improve Your Communications
| MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
Online Organizing I've found that understanding some of the mind's cognitive biases can not only help nonprofit campaigners efficiently motivate our audiences into taking action online, but also help us be more effective professionally. That means it's often more effective to frame an action as preventing a loss (ex.
MOBILE COMMONS Are Organizations Missing the True Potential of Social Media Protests?
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Recently, a number of digital flash fires have forced large organizations – even the United States government – to reverse course from unpopular decisions. When people take action on an issue your business or organization supports, they’re opening the door to a sustained relationship. When Bank of America, Susan G. The Susan G.
WILD APRICOT BLOG Introducing the Membership Knowledge Hub -- Helpful Resources for Small Organizations
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Introducing a new online resource "Hub" for volunteers and staff of small membership organizations. Check out articles and "how-to" guides on membership management, communications, event management and much more. Resources membership Wild Apricot
IDEALWARE Is Open Source Right For Your Organization
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
The term “open source” itself means that the actual source code written by programmers can be viewed, modified or downloaded by anyone, and the software is typically developed, marketed and distributed by a loosely organized community of individuals rather than a vendor. Not many organizations are prepared to undertake such a commitment.
SOCIALFISH What Is Your Transparency Architecture?
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
Rice [from Prudential] says that in every organization he’s seen, most employees think the home office doesn’t get it. But all organizations have dispersed stakeholders to some extent, and the same principles apply. Social organizations are trustworthy, and transparency is an important tool in building trust. Really?
NONPROFIT TECH 2.0 “Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations” LinkedIn Group Reaches 40,000 Members
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
The Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations LinkedIn Group reached 40,000 members today – a benchmark that took three years, 323 days, and countless clicks of “Flag as Promotion” and “Block & Delete” to keep the group as spam free as possible and on its trajectory of growth. Attention Nonprofits! LinkedIn
AFP BLOG Content Curators and the Challenge with Organizations | NFi Studios
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
Content Curators and the Challenge with Organizations | NFi Studios: "Content curation has received increased attention and is a major industry topic among marketers and journalists.
- How do funders help established organizations develop a network mindset?
One of the most interesting discussions I participated in this morning focused on what networks mean for those established field organizations whose names are often synonymous with the work we do. Funders also considered the impact of adopting a network mindset on an organization’s brand and fundraising potential. Adene Sacks.
FROGLOOP Five Tips to Engaging New Online Activists
| THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
“These are the people who only want to know about our work on healthcare. ) Your activists should know about the breadth of your work and hopefully be inspired to take action on many issues because they support your mission and your organization. Tags: Email Marketing Online Marketing Online Organizing Check them out!
- Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference: What have you learned, Dorothy?
Because the truth is, it’s a lot easier to declare that one wants to have a “learning organization” than to actually do it. A harder step is culture, since a thriving learning organization needs personalities that are hard-wired for curiosity and analysis, which are often not the qualities a staff has been hired for. Solution seeker.
TECH SOUP BLOG How Will 3D Printing Affect NPOs and NGOs?
| THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011
Hardware Running Your Organization3D printing is an emerging technology that's generating increasing excitement among technologists and trend watchers so I'd like to speculate briefly about its possible impact on nonprofits and the communities they serve. read more.
TECH SOUP BLOG Using QuickBooks at Your Organization: Free Webinar This Wednesday!
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
Using QuickBooks at Your Organization In this free online seminar on Wednesday, March 2 at 11 a.m. Eastern), CPA and QuickBooks Pro Advisor Mark McCallick will cover the steps for configuring QuickBooks for your organization as well as best practices and tips to help keep your books in line from the get-go. Pacific time (2 p.m.
SOCIALFISH Being a social organization means being courageous.
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
Jamie Notter and I explain what organizations might do to become more COURAGEOUS in our book, Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Courageous organizations embrace a culture of learning. Courageous organizations have internal structures and processes that encourage and reward experimentation.
FROGLOOP It's About Impact NOT Influence
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
Do you think your organization has clout or Klout ? Is your organization considered a content curator? On this influencer quest, I fear that organizations are starting lose sight of the most important outcome of outreach and engagement – impact. Are you a leader or a follower? Nope, it’s not possible.
TECH SOUP BLOG Bringing Arts and Cultural Organizations into the Information Age [Infographic]
| FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
With nearly three million paid staff and one million volunteers, arts and cultural organizations serve more than 850 million visitors and generate $166.2 Running Your Organization Tech Planning blackbaud nonprofits nonprofit Altru Museums Arts and Cultural Software TechnologyThe arts and cultural market generates $166.2
TECH SOUP BLOG Cool App Roundup: Arts Organization Edition
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
project will focus on apps for arts organizations, with a practical. organizations, but also some insights into the development process and lessons that these organizations learned. Many organizations, like the MoMA , choose to build a "native" app, developed for a specific. Are you an arts organization?
NETWORK-CENTRIC ADVOCACY NetCentric Advocacy: PreOrder: Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2008
Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « information at the point of purchase: Mobile activist tool example | Main | Organizing Night School: Someone please check it out and review the materials for me? Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. del.icio.us/networks
FROGLOOP New Study Reveals Nonprofits Still Need to Adapt Online Communications Best Practices
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
After studying over 50 international nonprofit organization's email lists and response rates, the 2009 eCampaigning Review Study revealed that 60% of nonprofits present a compelling argument for supporters to take action, yet close to 70% of the organizations did not send a follow up email within one month. Yikes. Can they volunteer?
SOCIALFISH How to Use Pinterest to Advance Your Organization
| MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
Following a brief overview of the fundamentals of Pinterest, David and Heidi will discuss a variety of ways that Pinterest can be used to augment your organization’s communications, awareness, market position, recruiting, community building, and fundraising. Did you have a nice 4th of July break? REGISTER HERE ! Overview. Key Takeaways.
NONPROFIT TECH 2.0 20,000 Nonprofit Organizations on Twitter!
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
I just followed my 20,000th nonprofit organization on Twitter at @ NonprofitOrgs ! started the profile 18 months ago with the primary mission to only “Follow nonprofits in order to serve as a portal to nonprofit organizations on Twitter. Related Links: 20,000th Nonprofit Organization :: Marine Conservation Society || @ MCSUK.
FROGLOOP Best Organizing Lessons from Organizing 2.0 Conference
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010
In December, we held one of the first conferences devoted to the intersection of online and community organizing, with a special emphasis on the labor movement, local electoral campaigns and small organizations. What made Organizing 2.0
- Can Nonprofit Organizations Work More Like Clouds? How?
The illustration above comes from a book by Rob Cross called " Driving Results Through Social Networks " which is about how to leverage informal networks within your organization or cross-organizational teams. Case in point: because of ‘message discipline’, only a very few people are allowed to speak for an organization.
NTEN Managing a Flash Crisis: How to Handle Online Criticism of Your Organization
| THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
Adele Cehrs. President. Epic PR Group. Understanding how a strategy, announcement, or issue will play out on various platforms can mean the difference between creating a winning campaign and a PR disaster. As social media evolves, every drop of news, hype, or rumor can cause a consumer reaction. At Epic, we’ve given it a name: a flash crisis.
GROUNDWIRE Attributes of a Data Driven Organization
| MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
Online technology won't make your organization work any better. You have to change your organization in order to make the technology work for you. Many organizations that shift to using a CRM database won't see immediate returns if adoption of the tool is low or not distributed well across staff members. Dysfunction Junction.
FROGLOOP Tips to Humanize Your Social Media
| SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
There has been a lot of great discussion over the past year about organizations striving to be more human. Humanizing your organization takes a lot of work and culture change within your organization and it won’t come over night. Focus in on what your community says about your organization. Listen to your Community.
ROBERT WEINER New article: Take Control of your Organization’s Data
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
It's in their DIY series -- short tips for implementing something for your organization without extensive tech know-how or extra budget. NTEN just published a short piece of mine on data management in their Change magazine. The topic they gave me was managing decentralized data entry.
SOCIALFISH Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight to Modernizing Your Organization
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide. Cater2.me : experts working to help plan catered events for businesses or organizations. Anything. Cater2.me It is true.
FROGLOOP Rise of the She-Conomy: Building a Base of Women Donors and Advocates
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011
If your nonprofit doesn’t have a solid outreach strategy to cultivate women donors and activists, your organization is missing out on huge opportunities to grow your advocacy and donor base. In fact, women make contributions to twice as many charitable organizations as men do. households. Need more reasons to cultivate women?
TECH SOUP BLOG Help Tell Your Organization's Story with Flickr
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
Images are powerful: they can tell your organization's story quickly and persuasively, help show your impact, and help you connect with volunteers and donors. Eligible organizations (including organizations serving youth ) can request Flickr Pro account donations through TechSoup. Don't have a Flickr account? Pointers.
NONPROFIT TECH 2.0 100 Word Review: Twitter Mosaic for Nonprofit Organizations
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
Products are created by Zazzle.com and significant discounts are offered for purchasing in bulk: Also, your organization can easily create a mosaic at no cost to post on your website or blog, just copy and paste some code: Tags: 100 Word Twitter
NETWITS Reach Out or Round Up: Which Social Networking Strategy Should Your Organization Pursue?
| MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
You are reaching out when you extend your organization into existing networks, building your brand off-site and tapping into the existing user base of The Usual Suspects (1). When push comes to shove, there are really only two different social networking strategies for nonprofits: Reaching out and rounding up.
IDEALWARE One Global Development Organization Welcomes Pinterest
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
For those of you unfamiliar with Heifer, it’s an international development organization based in Little Rock, Arkansas, that provides livestock and training to disadvantaged families throughout the world in an effort to end poverty and hunger. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that allows users to share pictures found across the web.
- Getting Your Nonprofit Organization Ready To Listen
Your organization has identified a social media objective, audience, strategy, tools, measurement, and experiment. What are people saying about our organization ("brand")? . What communities have already formed on social media outposts around our organization, issue, or topic area? Flickr Photo by PaulGi.
AMY SAMPLE WARD Bringing Community Organizing into Online Campaigns – Dashboard
| FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
Here’s the dashboard from The Extraordinaries of our 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference session today: Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns – [International Ballroom C] (#co2oc). What: What is the basis of community organizing and why is it important to online campaigns? When: 1:30 p.m.
FROGLOOP Setting the Record Straight on the Slactivism Debate
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
Providing potential supporters with easy ways to get involved with an organization (such as signing an online petition) so that they can test the waters and get to know a nonprofit is a tactic that every organization should be utilizing. Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Marketing Online Organizing Trendsget it.
- What is the value of listening to social media channels for your organization?
What is your organization's return on insight from listening? Source: Center for Marketing Research Social Media and College Admissions: The First Longitudinal Study Conducted By: Eric Mattson, Nora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D. How you are using what you listen for to guide your social media strategy and what is the value it returns?
AFP BLOG Is Social Media Right for Your Organization?
| THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
Is Social Media Right for Your Organization? Last month, an anonymous reader asked this question in response to "Who's in Charge of Communications These Days?" The article confirms what I already knew: my all volunteer group is going to whither on the vine because we have no staff at all. WHAT ARE WE TO DO? Wow," we thought, "great question."
NTEN The Power of Telling Your Organization’s Story
| MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
Each year for the Nonprofit Technology Conference, over one hundred organizations sponsor the conference and participate in the Science Fair. Every organization has a unique story. good story can unite everyone in the organization under a common cause and give a single vision for success. Find your story. What makes you special?
ASU LODESTAR CENTER ASU Lodestar Center Blog: How to Start a Nonprofit Organization.
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
Disclaimer Wednesday, June 1, 2011 How to Start a Nonprofit Organization: Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Make the Leap posted by Robert Duea , Professional in Residence ASU Lodestar Center and Pat Lewis , Senior Professional in Residence ASU Lodestar Center So, youre thinking about starting a nonprofit organization. Thank you.
SOCIALFISH Principles of Social Business
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
Social CRM and ROI The Social OrganizationOlivier Blanchard needs no introduction here. Flip through this excellent slide deck. Principles of a Social Business Intro 7DEE. View more presentations from Olivier Blanchard.
TECH SOUP BLOG Event-Planning Tips from NetSquared Organizers
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Is your organization planning an event? We've compiled a lot of that expertise into the NetSquared Community Organizer's Handbook. TechSoup's NetSquared initiative hosts meetups every month around the world for people who care about technology and social change. Related. New article: A Few Good Event-Registration Tools.
AFP BLOG Connection Caf�: Homepage | Internet Marketing, Social Media and Web 2.0 for Nonprofit Organizations
| MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
for Nonprofit Organizations : People engaging in social media are interested in being social, which means they want to establish relationships with the organizations & individuals that they follow. Connection Caf: Homepage | Internet Marketing, Social Media and Web 2.0
WILD APRICOT BLOG Wild Apricot Blog : Marketing Practices for Non-Profit Organizations
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2007
WILD APRICOT BLOG What Does Mobile Mean For Your Organization?
| FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
If thinking about "going mobile" makes you manic, here are some advice and tips to help figure out what mobile means to your organization. mobile
FROGLOOP Does the Internet Inspire Youth Activism or Slacktivism?
| SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011
Marketing Research Online Advocacy Online Organizing Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0Will the Millennials be a generation of social activists or slacktivists? That’s a big question on nonprofits’ minds, which are trying to engage with them early in hopes of developing long-term relationships with these future donors.
BAMBOO PROJECT 10 Reasons NOT to Ban Social Media in Your Organization
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
Jane Hart is spearheading an effort to collect information on why you should NOT ban social media in your organization. Below, my rebuttals to the reasons most commonly given by organizations to keep social media out. Social media is a fad. The genie is out and he's not getting back in the bottle. It's about controlling the message.
FROGLOOP Can Social Media Create and Spread Revolution?
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2011
Yet due to old fashion organizing on the ground, the protests have escalated. They stressed that while the internet and social media were useful in helping to organize and spread information, most of the work was done on the ground. Online Organizing Social Networking Technology Trends
NTEN What do Innovative Organizations Have in Common?
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009
Flickr Photo: Vermin Inc On Wednesday, the kind folks at Russ Reid allowed me to invade a little think thank they held with some clients about social media and its applications in the nonprofit organization. They take a dozen high-impact nonprofits and ask, "What do these organizations have in common?" But is it enough?
NETWORK-CENTRIC ADVOCACY Acting can be a thinking process. Pay attention to the details riff from NOI
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
I consistently read and enjoy the New Organizing Institute tips. 90% of great organizing lies in the details. Plenty of people wanted to organize farmworkers before Cesar Chavez came along. Excellent organizers aren't those who only say "I'm a big ideas person." Advocacy Strategy netcentric Organizing GuideHurrah."
AFP BLOG New Video Series Helps Exempt Organizations Understand Redesigned Form 990 Requirements | Planned Giving Design Center
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
GROUNDWIRE One Organization. One System for Donor Information.
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
Ideally you have a single CRM system that lets you keep track of one donor as one donor—regardless of how they came to your organization or how they give. I recently listened in on a webinar about blending offline and online fundraising. But then came the final question about how to best integrate information about online and offline donors.
MOBILE COMMONS Mobile Giving: How Your Organization Can Start Collecting Text Donations
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010
As disaster relief organizations across the country set out to raise funds for supplies and aid to Haiti, they turned to mobile phones and text messaging as a quick and easy way for people to give money. Update: We are continuing to update this list as we learn about more organizations and their efforts].
TECH SOUP BLOG New Year's Resolution: Get the Tools to Plan and Manage Your Organization
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
Whether you're planning your organization's future or keeping track of schedules, TechSoup has the product donations and learning resources to help. Read our testimonials to see how organizations are putting these tech tools to work. Office & Productivity Reporting Running Your Organization Software Staff Volunteers
MOBILE COMMONS June 3rd in NYC: Mobile-ize, Organize & Unionize!
| THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
On June 3rd, in New York, we will be partnering with Organizing 2.0 , Democracy in Action and the Metro New York Labor Communications Council for a full day training on using of mobile for organizing, with a special focus on the labor movement and unions. Community organizing with mobile – case studies. Software training.
MUSEUM 2.0 Next Book Club: Sustaining Innovation in Nonprofits and Government Organizations
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010
After much perusing, I've selected Sustaining Innovation: Creating Nonprofit and Government Organizations that Innovate Naturally by Paul C. The author , then-director of the Public Policy Program at the Pew Charitable Trusts, studied 26 Minnesotan non-profits and government organizations in writing this book. Light. Coyote.
AFP BLOG Social Media Decision Trees: When To Dive Deeper | Community Organizer 2.0
| TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
Social Media Decision Trees: When To Dive Deeper | Community Organizer 2.0 : "My time is so stretched nowadays between personal life and professional life that when a new social platform such as today’s launch of Google comes around, I wonder: do I have time for yet another social network?
TECH SOUP BLOG Community Organizers Handbook: Launching a Resource for NetSquared Local and Beyond!
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010
Those local groups are organized by volunteers passionate about building community at the intersection of technology and social change. We support organizers with resources, assistance, and other connections, but we believe the most valuable resource comes from organizers having access to each other and sharing between themselves.
TECH SOUP BLOG Your Organization: Now Available in Any Language
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
With Ultralingua's translation software, you can make your organization and its resources more accessible to people with limited English or none at all. These tools can help your organization: In the office. Tear Down the Language Barrier. On public computers. In communications. As a teaching aid. About Ultralingua.
NTEN Should Your Organization Outsource Its IT Functions?
| TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
How do you know if this is the right choice for your organization? The first is that your staff time is your organization's most valuable resource and may be better spent focusing on your mission rather than on wrangling computers. What factors should you consider? How should you go about finding and selecting a provider?
SOCIALFISH Your Big Brains Can Raise Awareness of Your Organization, Part 1 of 2.
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
One of the tips you always see or hear or read about when it comes to becoming more active in social media is ‘become an industry resource/thought leader/trusted by showing expertise’ There are a couple of ways to do this as an organization or as an individual. How’d I do? ” but because it has fantastic SEO value.
- How To Get Fire in Your Organization’s Belly: Key Insight from the Millennial Donor Summit
Here are my big picture takeaways from participating in this networked, virtual cross-generational exchange that explored the lessons learned from generation to generation –while encouraging more organizations to look within their own institutions at how they must change in order to attract, retain and engage new donors, activists, champions, etc.
- Guest Post by Perli Ni: ow Social Media Can Help Nonprofit Arts Organizations Reconnect With Supporters
In order to answer to this critical question, nonprofit arts organizations have a special opportunity during the month of February to use social media as a way bring new visibility to their organizations' work by participating in the GreatNonprofits Arts Appreciation Campaign. Many may be asking, therefore, “Why fund the arts?”
- How To Use Facebook Timeline Covers To Spread Your Organization’s Brand
While the timeline has the potential to embarrass some users who might have inappropriate photos buried along their timeline, the cover image is a great opportunity for nonprofits to engage their champions to help spread the word about the organization. Last week, Facebook rolled out the Facebook Timeline to all users.
- How Social CRM “Friend Discovery” will Revolutionize the Way Organizations Collaborate
Every once in a while, technology comes along that helps us re-imagine the way organizations work. In this post, you’ll learn about a new branch of “Social CRM” called ”Friend Discovery” that will make it radically easier to find your friends inside the organizations you care about. What Friend Discovery Means for Organizations.
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