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Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

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Here are my slides from the VMNC: Twitter Basics for Engaging Volunteers. Twitter Resources. Atlanta Councilman chooses Twitter.

3 Ways to Use Social Media in Your Next Fundraising Campaign (and free ebook!)

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I’m honored to be included in a new ebook about marketing, fundraising, and social media. Well, sure – it does happen.

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Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

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Their Tweetsgiving campaigns were fundraisers benefiting Mama Lucy’s school in Tanzania and connected the students to their supporters through Twitter.

Book Review: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

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As part of that role, I was in charge of our various social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. ” And that they do!

Security and Control: Early thoughts on Google+

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For example, people are talking about viewing their Google+ circles in Tweetdeck or Hootsuite where they can already view Twitter and Facebook.

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See, Say, Feel, Do: Metrics for Social Media

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I am a big fan of actionable metrics. If the numbers you are tracking don’t give you an action, how valuable are they? What do you think?

5 Assumptions Every Community Manager Should Make Daily

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This post is cross-published from NTEN. Read the post and join the conversation on the NTEN blog. hope you’ll share your lessons, too! 1.

Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street

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“The revolution will not be televised.” Maybe not. Online Homebase. One key element is the use of an online homebase. Brought to you Live.

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So, You’re Thinking About Blogging? How To: Create a Blog for your Organization

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Last year, I had the unique privilege to help facilitate The Local Philanthropy Workshop with the TechSoup Romania team. And here’s how to start!

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

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Not just monitoring twitter or tracking who the influential reporters and bloggers are that discuss our programs or issues. What is a movement?

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Case Study from Stories of Our City: Using Qriously to get feedback from the world

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Qriously is a new application that puts questions you ask out to the world (or country, region, etc.) The data is clearly laid out. Funny or Dramatic.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

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That’s why the Atlanta councilman used twitter! Citizen-Powered Response. Social media, like all technology, is developed by people. Slides.

Interview: SXSW4Japan Raises over $120,000 #sxswcares

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We also used branded Twitter accounts ( @sxswcares and @sxsw4japan ) to promote the campaign. How did you co-created the campaign?

Community Engagement and Social Media for Public Media

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Both of these presentations had participants primarily from the public media sector. Defining Community. Engaging Community. Using Social Media.

Great reads from around the web on May 9th

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I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Find out how easy it is. and Canada.

$100,000 in Three Days: An Interview about #TeamAutism

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Have you tried a Twitter campaign with donations per tweet? fundraising interview campaign foundation online campaign pledges twitterThe initiative set about to help raise awareness and funding in support of medical research, services and treatment programs for children with autism. Interview: Online Campaigning Success Story.

The Evolution of NPTech: Keynote and slides

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We were also honest about how we used tools and organizations began making it public who was behind that wall – For example, a bio on Twitter might say “responding to your questions here are Amy and Claire” or a blog may include short bios or links to the staffers contributing. If you have other questions, or other ideas, please share them!

Your Nonprofit Video in the Spotlight (and on YouTube’s Homepage)

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Starting March 14th, voting is open to the public, so be sure to share the word (Email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc.). The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest is back and calling for your best 2011 nonprofit videos! Are you a nonprofit? Did your organization create impactful videos in 2011? Perfect. Good luck!

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Great reads from around the web on January 26th

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To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. So we need to remember that with social media! Doing Good.

Observations and Reflections on #TakeBackThePink

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Social Networking Strategies: The Limits of Cutting and Pasting

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If your community meets offline at a local watering hole to share opinions and make plans, don’t bother setting up a Twitter account with the purpose of influencing them. Here are a few reasons why using multiple social networking platforms doesn’t just mean you repeat your effort. Community First. Who is using the platform?

Great reads from around the web on February 24th

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To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Have you accepted online technology as your organizational savior?

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Latest Social Media Stats for #NonprofitRadio

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Data on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Listen to the show and subscribe to the weekly episodes via iTunes !

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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America spread #GoSilent across the web for Memorial Day

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Sharing across platforms – Twitter. It pulled me in, and then everywhere I looked online I saw it was pulling in others!

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A Recipe for Social Good Magic from Twive and Receive

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campaigns fundraising campaign casestudy guest post twitterThey only have 24 hours, when the switch is turned off at midnight tonight.

Pinterest or Delicious: Social Bookmarking Coming back as Digital Curation

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Share specific bookmarks or stacks via Facebook or Twitter, or even email. Have I lost you yet with all the buzz words and slang? Stick with me.

Getting Meta: Inviting the Community to Drive the Community Builder Chats

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But, during the last two weeks, I’ve had multiple people on Twitter contact me and ask for a chat again. Timing. Topics. Platform.

New on SSIR: How to Build Trust with Your Community

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Ensure that your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and any other online profile you have includes a link back to your organization’s website. For example, my Twitter bio links to [link] instead of my website’s home page. But, how do you go about building that trust? Passive Ways to Build Trust. Share your data.

Great reads from around the web on March 2nd

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To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). The more than 260,000 people who follow the American Red Cross’s Twitter account were promptly informed of the discovery. Accidentally, of course.

Great reads from around the web on February 1st

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To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. There's a lot to dig into here.

Nonprofit Webinars: Strong Connections

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Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or something else, you don’t have to be satisfied with a feeling: use your organization’s strategic plan to identify real goals and then track the data to show your impact. Date : November 9, 2011, 3 pm EST. Location : Online. Related Links : Nonprofit Webinars. Recording. Notes and slides.

New on SSIR: Reflections on Jumo & Need for Co-Creation

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You have to co-create them.&# And I really couldn’t agree more! Core Elements to Co-Creation for Change. On & Offline Engagement.

How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

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Twitter Search. To get a feed of the Twitter conversations, visit: [link].  Getting Started. Finding Feeds. Blogs. Add Feeds to Netvibes.

Great reads from around the web on May 16th

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To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Trying scanning this QR code with the QR reader on your smartphone.

New on SSIR: Can Giving Days Strengthen Your Community?

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My latest post on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog is now up. Training. Just as organizations (usually!) Benefits.

Frogloop Guest Post: 4 Tools to Help Any Nonprofit Tell Stories Online

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Oh, and it even has auto-posting so when you’re spending your time creating change, you don’t have to remember to cross post to Twitter!

Great reads from around the web on March 30th

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To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Camera. Film Festival for Nonprofits – "Lights. Camera.

A Huge Thank You and My Next Steps

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huge thank you to all those who participated in the #ThanksAmy meme (on the blog , on Twitter, or on facebook), and especially to my friend and NetSquared Local organizer Ivan Boothe for starting the meme after my departure was first announced , and to Claire and Laney for taking it to the next level. huge thank you goes to Billy.

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Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

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Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. David Smith and Michael Weiser, National Conference on Citizenship.

Great reads from around the web on February 15th

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To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Do we know what we’re talking about? Are You Ready?