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

Frogloop

Hopefully others will chime in on this point with their own experiences from adventures in social networks. April 25, 2008 | Lisa Neal I need help getting training on how to calculate ROI -- more for our client services and training programs.

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Not only was her daughter able to contribute to a good cause by playing a game, the experience also brought up a ethical dilemma. When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair.

Trending Sources

An Open Letter to Museums on Twitter

Museum 2.0

Dear Museums on Twitter, Thanks for experimenting in a new and largely uncharted online environment. The imagined experiences of a famous artifact, heavily loved interactive, or other institutional mascot (see this Twitter feed , which I doubt is written by AMNH staff).

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

By leveraging APIs, you can learn more about your constituents and enrich the donor experience to build lasting relationships. 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.

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

Frogloop

The concept was born out of the e-commerce landing page optimization research done by Marketing Sherpa and Marketing Experiments. May 22, 2008 | Melissa Tooley Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

Museum Skunkworks: Carving Out a Place for Risk-Taking

Museum 2.0

I met recently with some folks from an experience design firm who frequently do short 6-8 week research projects in fields outside their expertise. I once asked Elaine Gurian how museums can change.

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

American Express "Members Project" - 2008 Experiences - Interview with Belinda Lang

Influence

I had the chance to interview Belinda Lang, American Express Vice President, Consumer Marketing Strategy, and who was involved with their very inspiring 2008 Members Project. I interviewed her Nov 5, 2008 at our Marketing and Online Communities Conference.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

t have a set plan or any previous experience doing something like this. 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.

How Much Time Does It Take To Do Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Time Chart - See Flickr Discussion on Version 1 Wanna Remix it? Download it here.

Working Wikily: Establishing A Giving or Gifting Culture in Wiki Community

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

experience??? Our project is not organized as a "course" or learning experience for participants -- and there is much reflection -- sometimes that occurs in the comments or in the sharing of words of wisdom around links added to the wiki.

Digital Citizen 2008

Beaconfire Wire

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend ForeSee Results ‘ Digital Citizen 2008 Summit. Peterson went on to describe an analysis ecosystem, made up of analytics tools, personalization, multivariate testing, and the voice/experience of the customer. I was only able to attend the first half of the event due to client meetings in the afternoon. One morning session was fairly sales-oriented.

Arts Summit 2008: The Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations - Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" I have to caution people that when I share the results of my experiments and learnings - that it is a culmination of 6 plus years of daily exploration of Web 2.0. I tell folks that my recent experiences are like playing a Paganini Violin piece.

What Cross-Platform Gaming is Doing for Books. and Can Do for Museums

Museum 2.0

I've long been interested in the power of cross-platform experiences, so I was excited to see today's New York Times article about the evolving relationship between books and video games. Reading a book can be an intense and powerful experience, but it is a punctuated moment in time.

Guest Blogger for Museums and the Web 2008?

Museum 2.0

I'm hoping that you're out there, you eloquent writer you, yearning to share your experiences from MW08 with the Museum 2.0 Are you going to Museums and the Web in Montreal in April? You lucky person! I won't see you there.

The Future of Authority: Platform Power

Museum 2.0

I have a lot of conversations with people that go like this: Other person: "So, you think that museums should let visitors control the museum experience?" It's based on creation and delivery of experiences.

Going out on a limb

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 Going out on a limb November 6, 2008 I’m going to go out on a really thin limb here, and feel free to saw it off in the comments. :-) If you haven’t been to change.gov yet, you need to go.

NpTech FriendFeed Room: NpTech Punk Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, I've cooked up a little experiment that combines NpTech Punk with FriendFeed conversation and resource sharing between peers. Thanks to Jonathan Colman, we have a NpTech Room on FriendFeed - which is essentially a way for a group of people to share their feeds with one another.

What is Your Favorite Social Action of 2008?

Have Fun - Do Good

The short, dark, last days of the year are a great time to reflect on your 2008 Activist Resolutions , and your favorite "social actions" of 2008. It took a while for her to write back, but she did eventually, and told me about her experiences in the program. What was your favorite social action of 2008? What did you do this year that you feel made a real impact?

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

Robert Weiner

But the real clincher is that the subject line says it''s a newsletter from March, 2008. Subject: Lehman Brothers Centre for Women in Business March 2008 Newsletter. Newsletter London experience.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Admissions Desk

Museum 2.0

In November of 2005, Apple started experimenting with Motorola handheld POS (point of sale) technology to alleviate long lines at the registers, and now, the experiment is over and the verdict is in: no more cash registers.

There is no spoon

SocialFish

It saddens me to write that my experience has been very much the opposite, to the point that I am genuinely concerned about the lack of capacity for responsible stewardship in organizations of all sizes throughout our community, and I have heard this same concern expressed by other association leaders as well. Ooh, I love a good debate! Jeff has thrown down the gauntlet. Jeff, I absolutely believe there is a revolution. The existence of the revolution is not in question.

Best of Beth's Blog 2008: Finding The Top Ten Posts In Less Than Five MInutes!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gnomedex Real Time Fundraising Experiment. One of the things I've been wanting to do for a while is review my blog content for the year and select the "Top 10" posts or the "best of" posts. Once a year in June, I do an overall benchmarking and ROI analysis of my blog using particular metrics. But, a top ten post would focus on the content itself - and also jump start some thinking that I need to do for a redesign of this blog.

Authenticity is the new Cool and other lessons from my Pecha Kucha Session at ASAE 2008

SocialFish

ASAE & The Center 2008 San Diego) view presentation tags: discovery insights ideas story Jeff De Cagna and I conducted a session at ASAE using the Japanese presentation format Pecha Kucha , where the entire presentation is done using 20 slides (images only, minimal or no text) for a maximum of 20 seconds each (totaling 6 minutes and 40 seconds). What's Your Learning Story?

Linux desktops?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

June 24, 2008 I’m doing a webinar on Linux Desktops next month, and it’s making me think a lot about my own experience using Linux on the desktop, and where I think things are going. This experience has made me think a lot about where organizations should think about using Linux, and where they should steer clear. It’s a shame you’ve had bad experiences with those tasks. My experience may well have been different if I had been a Windows user.

Google AdWords for Nonprofits: 10 Tips About Keywords - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Check back soon for an article covering one nonprofits account of their experience with the program. Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

FriendFeed NpTech Learning Experiment: Some Practical Tips for Filtering

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jonathon Colman set up a FriendFeed Room for NpTech and I designed a quick experiment in sharing resources via FriendFeed about FriendFeed. I've you've popped into the FriendFeed NpTech Room, what has been your experience? It is important to capture the experience of a newbie

Reflection and Analysis: Gnomedex Real-Time Social Fundraising Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My most recent experiment involved Twitter, fundraising, and an integrated offline component at the Gnomedex Conference in Seattle. I've been a little shell shocked for the past few days, but wanted to share this reflection and analysis of the Gnomedex fundraising experiment.

Tech Quick Take: MS Search Server 2008 vs Google Mini

Beaconfire Wire

Microsoft quietly launched their free Microsoft Search Server 2008 product earlier this year as a product that heavily leverages the same Enterprise Search technology found in their Sharepoint 2007 product. Right now, we're in the midst of a website redesign that utilizes Search Server 2008.

Things We Like (October 2008)

NTEN

Good thing the Twitter Vote Report didn't: tweet your voting experience to help others avoid problems. A monthly roundup of our favorite (zombie-related) nonprofit tech resources. Read more posts on our blog. Zombie Harmony : For all your zombie dating needs. Wait, there's an election going on? Don't know how we missed that. If you watch Colbert , you've probably already been to FiveThirtyEight , an in-depth poll aggregation site.

How Much Does a Nonprofit Website Cost?

Idealware

But the general magnitude depends on factors that are knowable, so I thought I'd take a crack at defining what you could expect at each price level based on my experience. At this price, you might be able get an independent consultant, probably without a ton of experience, to whip out a 10-30 page static site, based on a templated graphic design and a very straightforward navigation scheme. So that's my experience with website costs. Others want to share their experience

8 reactions to NTC 2008 | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

» 8 reactions to NTC 2008 Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 at 9:44 am by Ali Cherry (11 posts) Last week, a whopping 10 Beaconfire employees headed down to New Orleans to learn about how nonprofits are using and can use online technology, and also to connect with others doing work like ours. It felt very familiar, like 1999 all over but this time smarter, more focused and intentional.&# – Michael Cervino “Always a rewarding experience.

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

I've been working for Social Actions throughout the second half of 2008 - and I've been amazed and inspired by the various networks where you can make a difference online. In 2008, Kiva.org took off with the launch of lending teams and partial loan repayments.

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

I've been working for Social Actions throughout the second half of 2008 - and I've been amazed and inspired by the various networks where you can make a difference online. In 2008, Kiva.org took off with the launch of lending teams and partial loan repayments.

NpTech Tag Summary: Learnings from FriendFeed Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some participated in the formal experiment I designed which involved a quick knowledge sharing task. The formal experiment I designed involved asking people to pick a useful post from the list of FriendFeed bookmarks in del.icio.us During the past few weeks, Twitter has been down or out due to stress. To learn more about Twitter scaling issues read this interview by Jesse Stay. When a service goes down, users will complain. And if happens a lot, they may move on.

A Bold Experiment in Micro Donations: $2 from 12, 500 Twitter Users To Fund Clean Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Laura Fitton (aka @pistachio ) or otherwise known as the maven of Twitter asks : 1. What can $2 do? How can I thank and honor clients and friends of Pistachio Consulting this year? What do I want most of all for Christmas?

User Experience Design Patterns from the Yahoo! Library

Museum 2.0

This week I've been looking at a more deliberate way to document best practices from the world of user experience design. staff publish generalized solutions to common user experience problems. In 2006, I wrote about how game mechanics can improve the stickiness of a museum experience.

Building your Donor base on Facebook - The Nature Conservancy's experience.

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Jonathon Colman , TNC's Associate Director for Digital Marketing recently developed a slide presentation that summarizes the organization's experience using Facebook as a marketing tool.

Developing a Social Media Plan: Lessons from Election 2008

NTEN

Election 2008 is remarkable for so many reasons. As agents of social change, there is a great deal the nonprofit sector can learn from Election 2008. Go Mobile: Mobile applications have surged in this 2008 and some predict it will make the difference in the election's outcome. Election 2008 searches the endless stream of "tweets" for key electon words (McCain, Palin, Obama, Biden, Clinton, etc.) We can learn a great deal from the best practices of Election 2008.