[Cool Social Tools] Donor Drive

SocialFish

In 2008 Global Cloud launched DonorDrive Peer-To-Peer Fundraising, a platform that focuses on online fundraising through signature events, capital campaigns and ticketed events, as well as third party and DIY campaigns.

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

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" This is an excellent tool and thank you for sharing it.

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[Cool Social Tools] DonorDrive Ups Your Fundraising Game

SocialFish

Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! Cool Social Tools Nimble Nonprofit

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Case Study: Tools for Community Engagement

NTEN

Every campaign, every organization, and really, even every individual engaging with others online has a set of tools and techniques they've learned from and rely on every day. The ToMamaWithLove campaign saw them try some new tools as well as some trusted favorites, even with a budget of $0 and a lot of volunteer time. When it came to blogger outreach, a Google Doc was the preferred and successful tool. Stacey felt it was a great tool, but they didn't use it effectively.

Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools

NTEN

Mapping applications that used to require sophisticated software and time-intensive training to create can now be completed in a matter of minutes with user-friendly tools. In 2008, post-election violence erupted in Kenya. Jim Craner, MapTogether.

Spirituality, Religion and Activism: What's the Connection?

Have Fun - Do Good

In May 2008, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that six groups (Fetzer Institute, Ford Foundation, Hidden Leaf Foundation, Jewish Funds for Justice, W.K. Flickr Photo Credit: Shining Treetops uploaded by Zest-pk activism religion contemplation spirituality environment

Pros and Cons of Facebook Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I joined the various Burma Facebook groups early on because my colleagues in Cambodia were involved from the beginning and documented some of the activism. She was looking for presenters for a conference and she just pointed me over to Ethan Zuckerman's insightful analysis of Facebook activism. s not neccesarily the tool for building an activist base.???

Nonprofit Blogging Burning Questions and Answers

Have Fun - Do Good

Earlier in the month I taught a Nonprofit Blogging 101 workshop at the 2008 Making Media Connections Conference. What are the communication tools you could use to achieve that goal? If a blog is one of the tools you think would meet your goal, ask yourself: 4.

Cool tool: Username Check

SocialFish

But if I was really actively building my social brand, I might want to get in there and sign up with a placeholder. Anyway, this tool does give you some idea of the multitude of social networks out there, and you can bet money that it doesn't cover them all, so don't be discouraged by that. Tags: social networking social media cool tools listening Need a reason to set up some "placeholder" accounts on public social networks so no-one else takes them? Check this out.

Lame Spam of the Day: Lehman Brothers Centre for Women 2008 Newsletter

Robert Weiner

It''s been a while since I got a spam message that rose to the level of true lameness (maybe because I''ve improved my anti-spam tools), but this one hit the target. But the real clincher is that the subject line says it''s a newsletter from March, 2008.

Using Google Analytics to Track a Nonprofit Website (Part 1) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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There is no spoon

SocialFish

Read that post again - most of it is a really important quote from Jay Deragon: "Unless there is synergy in mindsets and activity which demonstrates an understanding of the dynamic then the basis of a relationship cannot be formed and subsequently conversations cannot be facilitated effectively. Most of today’s consultants can provide business with the tools but unless you know how to “build a community of relationships” the tools are useless." Ooh, I love a good debate!

WeAreMedia ToolBox: Micro Media Tools - Twellow

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The month of October we've been focusing on building out the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box and awarding t-shirts to contributors! Today we're looking at Micro Media tools. The tools listed include one from each - text, audio, and video - but there are many, many others. 

Free Live Interactive Event: Future of Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

2008 was a benchmark year in online fundraising history as Obama won the presidential election with 87% of funds coming through social networking. Miles also guides Society presence and investment in emerging online tools and markets, and direct-to-constituent online fundraising.

Comment Cards 2.0: Three Tools to Check Out

Museum 2.0

Here are the top three tools I've been exploring: IdeaScale , GetSatisfaction , and uservoice. community activities of interest (please vote and comment--I will move to action stage at the end of the month). Tags: Technology Tools Worth Checking Out marketing

Social Networking and Web Tools for Chicago Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Networking and Web Tools for Chicago Nonprofits. The majority of the room had experience in social networking sites and tools, both personally and for their organization. How do you decide which sites and tools are right for your audience? Twitter - micro blogging tool.

Intranets, Yammer, and Other Web 2.0 Tools for Staff Communication

Museum 2.0

tools to your museum? Here are seven frequent staff communication problems, and tools to address them. Whereas blogs are a good reporting mechanism, wikis are a better collaborative tool. Do you need a way to put all of these activities in one place?

WeAreMedia ToolBox: This Week We're Working Crowdsourcing, Micro Media, and Lifestreaming Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The month of October we've been focusing on building out the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box and awarding t-shirts to contributors!   We're talking about tools like Digg, Stumbleupon, Reddit and others. 

WeAreMedia Project

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 WeAreMedia Project August 13, 2008 Yet another great NTEN project is happening, spearheaded by Beth Kanter, to develop a Social Media toolkit for Nonprofits.

The search for good web conferencing, take 2

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 The search for good web conferencing, take 2 January 31, 2008 Back in August, I did a review of web conferencing tools, with a decidedly unusual slant – as a presenter, I had to be able to share my Linux desktop. Earlier, I’d found that the only tools that would work with presenters using Linux were ReadyTalk and WebHuddle.

Backtype: Another Listening Tool - Who's Talking About You In The Blog Comments?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dan Schwabel's  5 Free Tools For Reputation Management introduced me to a new listening tool, backtype.    It's interesting to observe Chris Brogan's commenting activity. Which tool is right for you? Comment Tracking Tools. (I

Why I gave $20.09

Amy Sample Ward

I started 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa with the simple goal of working fulltime on Social Actions by July 1st. My team is actively pursuing foundation grants, event sponsorships, individual monthly donations and consulting services.

Developing a Social Media Plan: Lessons from Election 2008

NTEN

Election 2008 is remarkable for so many reasons. While campaigns employ a variety of communications tactics to win an election (from door knocking to lawn signs to TV commercials), it may be hard to determine exactly what role social media tools have played in this historic year. As agents of social change, there is a great deal the nonprofit sector can learn from Election 2008. Tools you can Use. We can learn a great deal from the best practices of Election 2008.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We developed it in what's called an agile way, where we do frequent releases and actively engage users in shaping the software. So, spread the news to folks you know who need project management tools for environmental projects! There's so many cool things going on at Benetech.

What are learning platforms?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

September 19, 2008 Note: This blog entry was originally posted on Idealware’s new community blog. Many organizations provide trainings, courses, and varied sorts of learning activities to their constituents. If your organization does this at all, and you are interested in investigating how to enhance or deliver those learning activities through the web, an LMS is for you. LAMS – not as much an LMS as a curriculum development tool.

NPTECH Punk

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 NPTECH Punk June 19, 2008 Beth, of course, suggested this , and I’m jumping on her bandwagon. But in the nonprofit realm, my perspective on helping nonprofit organizations with technology issues has a lot to do with client empowerment, learning based on what’s needed at the moment, and active collaboration.

Tidbits

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 Tidbits August 13, 2008 I love these tidbits blog posts. But I still haven’t seen much activity on the sourceforge page, nor does it seem that the code for these new projects is available.

My Theory of Practice

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 My Theory of Practice July 10, 2008 I finally had the reason to begin to more completely articulate my theory of practice. This is a really interesting professional development activity, I think.

How do you keep up?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

August 5, 2008 I have been thinking for the last few days about what it means to “keep up&# with the technology field, particularly ‘net technology. There are times when I couldn’t tell you the last time I sent a tweet, and there are other days when I tweet quite actively. I’m in an active phase right now (hence, the comment)!

Cake vs. Symfony

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 Cake vs. Symfony November 6, 2008 In my new explorations of PHP web application development, it seemed a good idea to get a look at both CakePHP and Symfony. They both have good documentation and active communities. at 6:56 pm Top 10 blog posts of 2008 :: Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology 12.26.08

SaaS vs. Open Source

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 SaaS vs. Open Source September 24, 2008 I just finished writing a post for the Idealware blog about choosing SaaS vs. Open source. One of the most important things to understand is that SaaS is primarily built upon open source tools such as Apache, MySQL, and MySQL.

MPower Open keeps moving forward

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 MPower Open keeps moving forward July 6, 2008 This is old news, but I’ve been busy. So far, there is basically no activity in the forums and mailing list.

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home VisualForce is the real deal VisualForce is the real deal Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2008 02:20 Written by Steve Monday, 23 June 2008 02:20 Back in February, I wrote that VisualForce was going to be a “game changer.&# So get your tools and your reference manuals and get at it! This entry was posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2008 at 2:20 pm and is filed under CRM , Technology.

Webinar: Using Email to Engage Activists, Cultivate Donors - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" Maureen McGregor is the E-activism Director at Oceana.

Using Social Networks to Recruit Employees

NetWits

At Blackbaud, we have turned to sites such as LinkedIn ®, MySpace ®, Facebook ™, and Spoke to build social networks designed to attract candidates that may not be actively looking for a job. But since we began using this tool in 2007, we’ve made several hires for professional, experienced positions. Blackbaud will continue using this progressive recruiting tool to connect with high caliber talent.

A critique of Just Another Emperor

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This critique does make the strong case that activism and advocacy are not separable from social entrepreneurship, they are foundational to a field whose defining single point of commonality is a commitment to social mission. I'm sure that these fields can be improved, but Just Another Emperor is too fundamentally flawed to be the tool for the job The recent book, Just Another Emperor, is getting a lot of attention in philanthropic circles these days.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Identity 2.0

See What's Out There

They are thinking about the future and wanted to look seriously into how changes in technology will impact their activities in the future. They are thinking beyond fundraising to service delivery, health care, and many other segments of community activity for which they are responsible.

Beaconfire will be at SXSW (with your help!) | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

The Frogloop Interview: Sheeraz Haji - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" March 13, 2008 | Carie Wow!

Scratch: An Educational, Multi-Generational Online Community that Works

Museum 2.0

It was a serious improvement on tools like Logo Turtle and Hypercard that I grew up with. ScratchR provides four tools for collectors and critics. Here is the user profile by age circa July 2008 (per this report ). And ScratchR provides tools to support these interests.