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How People Use Social Media

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That’s not too surprising but some of the other charts might be of interest to you and your organization. source: Wolfram Blog.

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Create your own Daily Newspaper

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because it organizes the posts made by people you follow into categories. Paper.li is a web-based tool, that is free, that you can use to create a daily paper of your Facebook and or Twitter feeds. The paper could also have a morning and evening edition or be weekly. You may also have multiple papers. like Paper.li Paper.li daily paper.

14 and Proud of It

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Once they connect, you may be able to see their links, connections and interest in your organization. Perhaps those children who follow your organization’s group on LinkedIn will be a connection for not-so-distant future direct-support workers. Perhaps, but time will tell. What are your thoughts? Tools 14 age linkedin

Friday Run Down – 3 for the Road

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1) A new free calender widget allows you to set up a calendar page, and has a social component.

Posting User Social Media Guidelines

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Beth Kanter, who I’ve written about before ( 1 )( 2 )( 3 ), recently shared a copy of the AARP’s Facebook Community Guidelines.

As 2012 Winds Down

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If they post with nefarious reasons it can damage your personal or your organization’s reputation online. Boy was she wrong.

121 Billion and Counting

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Are they seeing anything from your organization? A new study has found that Americans have spent 121 billion minutes on social media this year.

Newest Changes to Twitter and Facebook

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Other than spam from companies trying to sell you goods, how do you think this will impact you and your organization? Twitter recently announced that they were going to start allowing people who follow your account on Twitter, regardless if you follow them back, to send you direct messages on Twitter. What about Facebook?

A reflection from two talks

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The first group was a group of 32 professionals who work or volunteer for nonprofit organizations through the Foundation Center located at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. In the past week I’ve given two talks to two different groups on the same subject – social media and fundraising. What platform is the right one to use?

Social Media in the time of Crisis

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Because so many people take to social media in a time of crisis, individuals, organizations and companies that have automated postings should consider changing the messages in their posts until there is some sense of normalcy again. As you all know by now, the bombs set off during the Boston Marathon yesterday were a horrible thing.

SEO – What it means to your organization

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Outside of a few web directories local to your organization, I wouldn’t recommend working on search engines other than the top four search engines because they account for more than 96% of all web searches. Did you ever wonder why your agency doesn’t pop to the top of search results when you use Google, Yahoo, Bing or Ask.com?

Jumo – Social Media for Nonprofits?

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On November 30, 2010 Jumo launched to the public. It went down shortly thereafter from the inundation of people trying to sign up.

Google Plus Video

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But how do you use it to help drive website hits to your organizations webpage? Specifically, Marc Pittman , noted author and speaker on nonprofits and technology, shares how Google Plus can benefit your organization. Google Plus, or Google+, can be a great tool. If you odn’t use it, did you know than more than 100,000,000 do?

Social Media Policy Guidelines for Nonprofits

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highly recommend reviewing the document to see how it can benefit your agency. It’s just good common sense.

One Billion

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So while 1 Billion is very impressive how many people have liked your organization, have uploaded photos about your group, or have engaged you on Facebook? The number one billion is quite a large number.  Facebook’s number of monthly users recently surpassed it.  But what does it really mean?  Tools facebook statistics

There’s an app for that

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Ever wonder if you should create an application, i.e. an app, related to your organization for people to use on their phones?

Pinterest Tutorial

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Now how can your organization use it? Do you use Pinterest for your organization? Since I wrote about Pinterest earlier , I wanted to share a video about how to set up and use Pinterest. Pinterest is a social media pinboard now used by more than 10 million people per month. Here’s a story on fundraising ideas for Pinterest.

Livestreaming

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Here is a video from NTEN of Maddie Grant interviewing Evonne Heyning about how livestreaming can benefit your organization’s communications and engagement. Livestreaming is a way to broadcast meetings and events across the internet in real time. Evonne is a nonprofit executive who is an expert in livestreaming.

YouTube, Livestreaming and You

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YouTube recently announced that they opened livestreaming capabilities for nonprofit organizations who have a channel on YouTube. If you are not already registered with Youtube as a charity, here are steps to do so. Let us know once you do so we can share your experiences. Video live streaming YouTube

Timelines, they are a-changing

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If you have a Facebook page for your organization be prepared for a change on March 30, 2012. Facebook is changing all pages over to it’s timeline format. What does that mean for you? Well, since there is a change in layout, you’ll want to make sure you have branding and graphics correctly sized and ready for the change.

Jumo

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Jumo will allow both individuals and organizations to have pages on the site. There is a new social media tool coming out that aims to connect individuals with charities. It is called Jumo. Jumo is the brainchild of a co-founder of Facebook and mybarackobama.com alum Chris Hughes. find the prospect of this intriguing. Time will tell.

Social Media ROI

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Watch this video and see if you think of new ways to consider ROI for your organization’s efforts. Erik Qualman is a thought leader in the use of social media in business. His website, Socialnomics , has a video about the return on investment (ROI) of social media. If you use of social media, have you considered the ROI?

Thanksgiving 2009

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News organizations that continue to use social media even though there isn’t revenue in it. 6. Here is my top ten list of socialmedia things I am thankful for this year. Many Arc chapters have joined the socialmedia-sphere in 2009. 9. All of the games on Facebook. 8. Open APIs and deals between social media sites. 7. Realtime search. 4.

Megaphones

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It details the noticeable lack of nonprofit organizations that are in the top 100 list of Twitter users. As nonprofit organizations, we should be at the absolute top of the list. Seth Godin , a marketing guru, wrote a post recently titled “The Problem With Non&#. It’s a free megaphone that has been handed to you!

Social Media Policies

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You need to protect your brand by avoiding HIPAA violations, general privacy and confidentiality issues, libelous or slanderous acts, and control what is said to the public by unofficial people who may be assumed to be speaking on behalf of your organization just to name a few. would be happy to post it here at this blog.

Toobla, new tool to check out!

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Frequent users of the social web can have their content automatically sent to Toobla so that anything they bookmark or favorite while they find content online ends up on Toobla, thereby helping them to better organize and never forget where to find their favorite content online.&#. Yesterday I met Jake and Brian from Toobla.

NCE in Nashville

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This list identified the 50 key people in nonprofit organizations throughout the US. For folks who are in Nashville for the NCE Summer Leadership Institute , please make sure to visit Holly Ross’ sessions on social media on Saturday. You’re in for a treat.

Video Fridays #4…Converging Technologies

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DoGooderTV gives nonprofit organizations tools to present video online. On DoGooderTV, nonprofits can create their own page, with their logo and links to direct ways to donate to the organization, join, volunteer or simply find out more information.

Greatnonprofits.org

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Greatnonprofits has partnered with Guidestar to post the reviews from your Greatnonprofits listing to your organization’s Guidestar listing. Have you visited Greatnonprofits yet? It is a web site that allows visitors to rate your agency and post reviews and comments about it. Here’s a link explaining it in greater detail.

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

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That’s just a small sampling of what your organization can now do on Change.org with the premium toolset. As a reminder, I give free Webinars every Wednesday that explain in detail the new toolset and how to fully maximize your organization’s presence on Change.org. This is an email I got today that I wanted to share with our readers.

Designing for the Social Web

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think it takes an interesting looks at social web design - what really goes into it and what you should consider for your own organization. I wanted to share an interesting Slideshare presentation on designing for the social web.

Social Media Network Just for Your Agency Eyes Only

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provides a secure and private way to share updates among members of a company or organization, without them being visible to the outside world. Would you like to have a Twitter-like service that only your board or staff could view? Let me introduce you to Present.ly. Present.ly Unlike Twitter, Present.ly

How to Launch your Presence on Twitter

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Also, read the reader feedback about launching your presence for smaller organizations and companies. Here is a great story from CIO.com that details how to launch your presence on Twitter. It includes a definitive reading list, examples of how others have done it.

Social Media at AFP International Conference

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Marketing That Matters: 10 Practices that Profit Your Organization and Change the World. I’m back from the Association of Fundraising Professionals ( AFP ) conference in New Orleans, LA. There were social media companies there hocking their wares. There also were charities there who conducted presentations on their use of social media.

The Benefits of the Cloud

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Holly Ross, Executive Director of NTEN, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting technology use by nonprofit organizations recently made a presentation at an event hosted by Google , Facebook , and the Salesforce.com Foundation. The presentation focused on using the cloud for nonprofit technology needs. View more presentations from nten_hross.

#GivingTuesday: No Organization too Small

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Don’t be fooled into thinking your organization is too small to participate in the success of #GivingTuesday. Get excited for the possibilities!

How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

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The Performance Imperative offers a common definition of high performance, supported by seven pillars of highly effective organizations.

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8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

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Other organizations may undergo a strategic planning process, but fail to operationalize the plan. How does my organization compare? 5.

How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

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Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization. Our focus was on: Dollars granted.

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Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising

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Whether your organization feels like your mission will advance or be under attack in 2017, one important area of focus will be revenue.

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