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

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Social Media Fundraising, Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election

NetWits

President Barack Obama raised nearly $410 million dollars through individual contributions in 2008. … Online Fundraising Social Media event fundraising fundraising nonprofit social media Peer to Peer Fundraising social media for non profits Social Media for Nonprofits Social Media Strategy

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I also want to them to discover and follow their own sense of social activism. I reached out to my readers for suggestions about how to raise more charitable and socially aware children. When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair.

ASAE 2008 Here I come!

SocialFish

Go forth and be social! 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.

9 Social Media for Social Good Sites You Should know About

NetWits

Social media for social good is grassroots organizing, fundraising and impact in the digital world. Here’s 9 “social media for social good&# websites you should check out today. Jumo is another social media for social good platform that entered the mix in 2010.

Are You STILL Trying to Sell Social Media at Work?

SocialFish

At some point, almost EVERYONE at wants to lay claim to a company’s social media presence. I have been at this for a long time, and I STILL see the need (almost weekly) to convince someone influential at my employer that social media matters. Sometimes, social is a slam dunk.

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11 Types of Photos Nonprofits Should Post on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

My Return on Investment (ROI) from using Pinterest to promote Nonprofit Organizations is somewhere between minimal and better-than-expected, but using the site on a regular basis has fundamentally changed how I think about social media and the people who use it.

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Anticipate - Personalize - Integrate

NetWits

Tags: API Blackbaud NetCommunity Generation Y Technology NetWits Newsletters Social Networking Internet Marketing

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

My contribution to the panel is to provide context about the use of social media in emergency and disaster response as well as an overview of some of the tools we saw deployed last year and we may see in the future. Social media, like all technology, is developed by people.

Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

Frogloop

There’s little question that social media is growing in popularity and becoming more of a mainstream activity. According to a November 2011 study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project , 66% of adult Internet users are using a social networking site, up from 30% in 2008.

How Many Hours Per Week Should Your Nonprofit Invest in Social Media?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The estimates below allow for the time required to research and create content for your social media campaigns, the actual time spent engaging and participating in your nonprofit’s online communities, and the time necessary to monitor and report ROI. Deciding What Social Media Tools to Use.

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Has Your Nonprofit Considered Race and Class in Your Social Media Strategy?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

But internet users of the same race have recently begun clustering on certain social media websites. Then late in 2007 and throughout 2008, the spam on Myspace started to become overwhelming, while at the same time the naysayers and fearmongers were growing larger and louder.

My Top 16 tools of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Elgg is the open source social network management system. 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.

Women Rule Social Networks

Frogloop

Did you know that women also dominate social networks? According to a Pew study, in 2008 women comprised 53% of social networking site users. Over the past two years, women have increased their social networking usage and now comprise 56% of the social networking consumer base. Men’s social networking user base has dropped to 47%. The study said that Linkedin is the only social networking site where men dominate.

Rockstar Nairobi Social Entrepreneur

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

She’s an incredible social entrepreneur I just visited with in Nairobi, Kenya. She runs a for-profit social enterprise named Daproim that provides data entry services using disadvantaged students as their primary workforce. Carol Wanjiku is the CEO of Daproim.

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

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

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3 Things Every Board Member Should Know About Social Media

BoardAssist

Not all social media channels are created equal. Read on for more about what every board member needs to know about social media. 3 Things Every Board Member Should Know About Social Media. 1) Not All Social Media Channels Are Created Equal. nonprofit social media

To the Small Nonprofits on the Social Web: 5,000 is the Magic Number

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I wrote about it in Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits : Communities begin to grow exponentially when they reach 5,000 members. There is absolutely a math to social media and once you hit that 5,000 mark, you’ll begin experience a faster pace of growth.

[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.

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

NTEN

Social media is all the buzz these days. 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. Listening means finding the online social spaces where your audience is already communicating, monitoring the conversations that happen there, and gathering intelligence you can use to better understand your audience.

Announcing… Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

From building your e-newsletter list to finding your “Twitter voice&# to launching a mobile website and texting campaign on a small budget, this guide presents a step-by-step strategic plan for launching and maintaining successful social media and mobile marketing campaigns.

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.

Creature Comfort: Where are the Couches in Museums?

Museum 2.0

It was an educational space with content, just different, focused more on a social experience. 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.

How Much Time Does It Take To Do Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's a question I get all the time: How much time and resources does it take to implement social media? So, how can you quantify - as close as possible - the amount of time it takes to put social media in practice with good results?

Networks and Social Movements

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In her article Unstill Waters: The Fluid Role of Networks in Social Movements , Robin Katcher describes the several of the roles that networks can play in social movements : Building linkages and connection with a broader movement. Flickr photo by Panacheart. Guest post by Mary Manuel.

Social Media: You're Probably Doing It Wrong

Frogloop

Let''s be honest, social media is progressing and changing every single day and most people don''t have the time to keep up with the most effective way to do social media. Amy and I will provide concrete advice from our new book Social Change Anytime Everywhere on what you need to be doing to build and mobilize your communities through multifaceted campaigns and by integrating social media into your online communications and outreach.

Social Media: What To Do If Your Boss Doesn’t Get It

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In June 2007, I presented my first social media training to a small group of nonprofits in Lowell, MA. It was the optimal time for early adoption of social media by nonprofits, and it’s no coincidence that the nonprofits that embraced these new tools in 2006 through 2008 are today the most successful nonprofits on the Social Web. There’s definitely a math to social media synergy, and those that start early have both time and math on their side.

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2008's most popular posts

SocialFish

I realized this might be a useful roundup of the hottest topics of 2008 from this blog. On Listening Learning to Listen - the real "quiet revolution" that is social media Alltop For Listening An easy-peezy way to start listening Here's a great example of how to listen and how to have a real conversation On Strategic Thinking Agile Planning = a model for strategic thinking? Social Media Lessons from Kung Fu Panda. What a year this has turned out to be, huh!

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He chronicled his story and work in Bangladesh using social media tools and engaging story telling techniques. One thing that I've discovered that if you want to be an effective user of social media - watch people who are good at engaging audiences in the conversation.

[Cool Social Tools] DonorDrive Ups Your Fundraising Game

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. Cool Social Tools Nimble Nonprofit

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Maddie’s Must Reads for July – Social Media Edition

SocialFish

A few social media goodies handpicked by me that I think you need to see: A Teenager’s View on Social Media – “written by an actual teen” – very, very eye-opening. And the NASA social behemoth wasn’t always a behemoth.

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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. I just came across " groups " in the ASAE database - if you join the "social media lab" group, you can discuss stuff in advance! -

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

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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.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards

Frogloop

Here are the results for the 2008 Innovator Awards: Advocacy campaign or program. They promoted the campaign through social media sites and raised $300k online within two months. 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.

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

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Dreamforce 2008 post-mortem - back to the cheap seats

Judi Sohn

I always had someone to talk to and socialize with. 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.