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

Frogloop

April 25, 2008 | Lisa Neal I need help getting training on how to calculate ROI -- more for our client services and training programs. December 17, 2008 | social networking software Thanks for creating this.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair. A community group worked hard to get her placed on the historic register and raise money to restore her to her mid-century glory. Bake sales organized by my third grade teacher, Josephine Harron or was known as "Cupcake."

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ASAE 2008 Here I come!

SocialFish

As I am tearing my hair out trying to get all my [stuff] together and finish all my association work and get everything ready for our YAP party and get my nails done and launch my own business and pack and everything else before I head off to San Diego, I thought I would pause for a moment and, as promised, give you another wee round up of things you need to know as you get ready to head west (or south, if you are already west). Here's my original schedule post.

An Open Letter to Museums on Twitter

Museum 2.0

Note: this is a geeky post that assumes familiarity with Twitter. If you are new to Twitter, please check out this post for more context. Dear Museums on Twitter, Thanks for experimenting in a new and largely uncharted online environment.

President's Update: Summer 2008

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Well, I just got my first one out in 2008! Benetech Update: Summer 2008 I'm thrilled to be writing you this update, because this year is unusually exciting even by Benetech standards. As many folks know, I try to send out quarterly updates on what's new at Benetech.

Anticipate - Personalize - Integrate

NetWits

When I have the pleasure of talking with leaders in nonprofit organizations, two things come up again and again as critical to building a sustainable future: the need to achieve a broader and better view of their constituents; and the need to reach them in new and more meaningful ways. Anticipate. There is a generational shift underway, and this year could possibly mark the third year that the actual volume of donors declines in the US.

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Technorati: State of the Blogosphere 2008

AFP Blog

Technorati: State of the Blogosphere 2008: "Blogs are Pervasive and Part of Our Daily LivesThere have been a number of studies aimed at understanding the size of the Blogosphere, yielding widely disparate estimates of both the number of blogs and blog readership.

2008 Tech Museum Awards Global Call for Nominations

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Here's the blurb from the nice people at the Tech Museum: Nomination Deadline: March 24, 2008 Nominations are being accepted for the 2008 Tech Museum Awards, an international Awards Program that honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity.

Top 10 blog posts of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Here’s the top 10 list for 2008: 1) Remember when 1 MB was alot ? I wrote this post back in 2005, and it is the most popular in 2008! It’s actually because someone included it in a Wikipedia Article (no, it wasn’t me.). 2) Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants on July 27th. Don’t know why this rose to the top, but the carnivals are fun to do. 3) No More Custom CMS.

My Top 16 tools of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

So what tools did you come to depend on in 2008? These span the range from tools I use every day or every week, to tools use more occasionally, but depend on. They also span the range of proprietary, SaaS, and Open Source. They are on this list because I think they are great, because they have undergone a lot of change or development this year, or because they are game-changing. Open Source Tools. WordPress.

Future Tense: January 4, 2008 Archives

AFP Blog

Future Tense: January 4, 2008 Archives: "Twin Cities Rise! is one of the Minnesota nonprofits that has applied to participate in the F1 Overnight Website Challenge - set to begin on March 1. The event will pair ten teams of Web developers with 10 Minnesota nonprofit organizations. Together, they'll work for about 24 hours to design brand new Websites.The Overnight Website challenge is sponsored.

Testing Best Practices

gokubi.com

I’ve said it before–I’m not a software developer. I’m a hacker who got into this line of work via a circuitous route that never went through a comp sci class room. OK, that’s not true. I took one C class at the UW and quit midway through. So now I’m writing lots of Salesforce code and as our complexity has increased I’ve had to get systematic about it. Part of the puzzle I had to learn from scratch was Testing.

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Dragonair Hauls Rami off the Plane

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our flight from Hong Kong to Fuzhou on Dragonair was made much more interesting when we had a ringside seat on a disability rights demonstration! Rami Rabby is famous in the American blind community as the first blind foreign service officer working for the US State Department.

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Wild Apricot Blog : An Introduction to Twitter Hashtags

Wild Apricot Blog

Webinar Presentation Tips for Nonprofits and Other Folks

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm teaching my first webinar for a client in a couple weeks. Wahoo! I've been doing some research on how to present a successful webinar, and thought I'd share what I've learned.

Creature Comfort: Where are the Couches in Museums?

Museum 2.0

In the final installment of Museum 2.0’s s four part series on comfort in museums, we get down to the basics: creature comfort. When it comes to content , programs , and interactives (parts 1-3 of the series), the challenge is to push the barrier towards less comfort, not more.

ASAE 2008 Twitterfountain

SocialFish

Bookmark this page! To be filed under "How cool is THIS"!!! And fyi you can click the little arrow bottom left to make it full screen.

Thinking Differently in 2008

SocialFish

Everyone is posting New Year's resolutions, and learnings from 2007, but I have decided to be true to myself (hehehe) and do something different for my first post of 2008. Which is actually the whole theme of this post. Jnott tagged me, a while back, to take part in the Think Different challenge. I wasn't really ready to tackle this then, I was crazy busy (aren't we all) and trying to find my feet in a lot of areas, including this blog.

Write for NTEN Connect

NTEN

A group of researchers recently claimed that hundreds of galaxies are moving in the same direction, " apparently toward something invisible and possibly very large ", raising the possibility that the universe is just one enormous game of multi-ball Pong. That's probably a long-term worry.

Muhammed Yunus on tech, profit, and the poor - Apr. 3, 2008

AFP Blog

3, 2008: "NEW YORK (Fortune) -- 'Technology is making more changes in our way of life than ever in human history,' says Muhammad Yunus. Muhammed Yunus on tech, profit, and the poor - Apr. The way the Internet and the mobile phone are spreading, you cannot compare with any technology of the past.' Yunus is known for his visionary leadership in microfinance and helping the poor. He and the Grameen.

Demo 2008: Good2Gether Uses Social Technology to Help Nonprofits | Epicenter from Wired.com

AFP Blog

Demo 2008: Good2Gether Uses Social Technology to Help Nonprofits | Epicenter from Wired.com: "Founder Gregory McHale came up with the idea for Good2Gether while looking up information on Hurricane Katrina. He thought that the newspaper reports detailing the chaos would be more useful if they included links to appropriate nonprofits who were working to solve the crisis. He created a widget which.

Virtual World Tour 2008

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you think that virtual worlds means Second Life, there are many others. I just discovered this introduction on YouTube and thought I'd share it here. One thing I learned is that WhyVille is a virtual world that will run on low bandwidth (dial-up) and lower end computers. To learn more about virtual worlds in education, check out the Horizon Project Wikispace

For ASAE members: Countdown to ASAE 2008

SocialFish

MADDIE'S TOP TEN THINGS TO PLAN TO DO AT ASAE 2008 (sort of in date order): - Ummmm.

Why you need to read "Philanthropy Reconsidered"

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

2008's most popular posts

SocialFish

I realized this might be a useful roundup of the hottest topics of 2008 from this blog. What a year this has turned out to be, huh! I hope to find time to post a personal note about it all in a couple of days (the holidays are a good time to step back and take stock, aren't they!) but in the meantime I started making a list for myself of all the posts that people keep asking me for the links to, because these themes seem to come up again and again, and then (doh!)

Landing Page Optimization for Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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May 22, 2008 | Melissa Tooley Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

Landing Page Optimization for Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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May 22, 2008 | Melissa Tooley Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

Museum Skunkworks: Carving Out a Place for Risk-Taking

Museum 2.0

I once asked Elaine Gurian how museums can change. She said it happens in one of two ways: either the place is small and inconsequential enough that no one is watching, or there's a passionate, gutsy director willing to risk his or her job.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards

Frogloop

Here are the results for the 2008 Innovator Awards: Advocacy campaign or program. Each year, at the annual Convio Summit, Convio honors a few of their clients who have pushed the envelope with their online campaigns. Honorable Mention: National Parks Conservation Association. Winner: Freepress for their StopBigMedia.com campaign. Over 200,000 comments sent to the FCC and Senate and overturned and FCC ruling to block monopolies in media companies. Created a wall of 5,000 signers' photos.

Dreamforce 2008 post-mortem - back to the cheap seats

Judi Sohn

I had never been to a large, high-priced business conference like Dreamforce before, much less spoken at one. Oh, the details! From the sturdy high-quality conference bag, to the folks standing outside the Moscone Center dressed in white carrying cloud balloons, to the video walls and careful lighting…and the Foo Fighters! No expense was spared, and lots of open bars. Frankly, it was almost ostentatious in this economy.

Favorite Do-Good Books of 2008

Have Fun - Do Good

PhilanTopic included the book on its list of Best Philanthropy-Related Books of 2008. This was probably the book that moved me the most in 2008. What are some your favorite do-good books from 2008? books 2008 activist nonprofit

How Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions Going?

Have Fun - Do Good

We're half way through 2008, so I thought I'd share how mine are going, and check in on yours. Challenge for the rest of 2008: I'm feeling a bit discouraged about what feels like a lack of progress in the situation. Challenge for rest of 2008: I only have 6 more interviews for 2008.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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November 20, 2008 | Tad Druart Justin - thanks for shedding light on our 2008 Innovators, its really great to have an organization Like Care2 working to create a true community that recognizes the successes of other nonprofits!

2008 Online Giving Trends

Robert Weiner

Blackbaud has released a summary of early results from its analysis of 2008 online giving trends. Consistent with prior years, December online giving in the last month of 2008 quadrupled in size compared to prior months. The results come from 2,000 nonprofits using Blackbaud’s online fundraising tools. They’ve found: Steady growth throughout the year. There was a slight decrease in online giving during the third quarter but online giving rebounded in the fourth quarter.

We Are Media Toolbox: Photo Sharing

NTEN

It's photosharing day in the We Are Media toolbox festival! Does your organization run any events? Do you hire a photographer? We used to. Now, each year at the NTC, we ask our colleagues to upload any digital photos they take into Flickr, and to tag those photos with 07NTC / 08NTC / etc. and NTEN ). . The major down side is that we don't always get the high resolution images we might want for a printed piece of collateral. . But there are many more up sides than down sides.

Got Your Ears On? How to Listen to Your Audience Using Social Media

NTEN

Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer, SocialFish, LLC. Social media is all the buzz these days. For associations and non-profits are wondering how to get in the game -- or how to figure out whether they should -- listening is the place to start. While it's relatively easy to dabble in social media, listening is the critical component in developing a social media strategy that is right for both your audience and your objectives. What does listening mean?

Care2 and NOAA Promote International Year of the Reef 2008 - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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The idea was that thefederal agency would work with Care2 to build support for the International Year of the Reef 2008. October 7, 2008 | Paul Greenberg Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

A Roundup of New Year's Predictions, Resolutions, and Best Of 2008

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Round up of New Year's Reflections, Best Ofs, and Predictions for 2008. 1. Best of Social Media, Nonprofits, and Social Actions for 2008: You'll find a couple of " best of social media 2008 " lists around from social media gurus. Flickr Photo from Bearman 2007.

Blog Action Day: Can One Person Make A Difference? Challenging Poverty With Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today is Blog Action Day where over 11,000 bloggers/sites around the world will publish, donate, or promote the issue of poverty.    The event will certainly spread awareness of the issue. Global issues like poverty are extremely complex and seem huge. There is no simple, clear answers. 

How Much Time Does It Take To Do Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Time Chart - See Flickr Discussion on Version 1 Wanna Remix it? Download it here. I'm getting ready to a workshop later this week, I did a simple pre-workshop assessment, asking folks about their level of experience/comfort and their burning questions.