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

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An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 09:10AM | by Justin Perkins Wonder if you should spend your time campaigning in social networks? Its time to bust out the calculator and have a realistic look.

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Encourage Them To Give Their Time : Laura Hecht shared a wonderful story about a class project where students made cards for some elderly residents of a group home. When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair.

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ASAE 2008 Here I come!

SocialFish

The most important addition to this is the Blogger Unconference - just a bunch of us hanging out again for the benefit of those bloggers who are actually presenting during the time slot of the main bloggercon. But really, I think the most important part of a conference like this is what happens in the unscheduled times, in random hallway meetings, in conversations with the people you sit next to at lunch that you find some unexpected connection with.

When Fonts Attack, It's Time to Patch

Tech Soup Blog

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 (including Server Core installations). Microsoft released a critical security patch this week, affecting both Windows computer and Windows Server products.

#TBT to That Time the Baltimore Ravens Taught Me an Important Lesson in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Think about the last time you wanted to make a change to your fundraising program. Did you make the safe choice—the same choice you made last time because you knew the results— or did you push your fears aside and take a new path? What’s the one thing that holds us back?

Anticipate - Personalize - Integrate

NetWits

The power of the API lies in the ability to connect databases and applications to provide a 360-degree view of your constituents; this is something that can only be achieved when all of your systems (and other applications that contain valuable information) are talking in real time, versus collecting and transferring data after the fact.

My Top 16 tools of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I love discovering new music, seeing what people I know are listening to, and learning more about what I listen to over time. Having tried a variety of project management and time tracking tools over the years, from the open source tools like ProjectPier (used to be ActiveCollab) and GnoTime (abysmal), as well as SaaS tools like BaseCamp, I have finally come across what is, for me, the perfect mix of project management, time tracking, and invoicing.

Testing Best Practices

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By putting a date in the past, you don’t have to worry about what will happen to your test when you try to run it on February 29th, or the instant we hit daylight savings time. If you think those cases will affect your code materially, you should specifically test those cases, but most of the time you’re safe to ignore that by not using Today(). I’ve said it before–I’m not a software developer.

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Dragonair Hauls Rami off the Plane

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

They tried about ten times and about ten different ways. 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!

Webinar Presentation Tips for Nonprofits and Other Folks

Have Fun - Do Good

Pause frequently to allow people time to absorb the information. Leave plenty of time for questions at the end. I'm teaching my first webinar for a client in a couple weeks. Wahoo!

Creature Comfort: Where are the Couches in Museums?

Museum 2.0

Beth observes that visitors searching for the bathroom often have an expression somewhere between stress and panic, as if they're fearful they won't find the place in time. In the final installment of Museum 2.0’s

The NonProfit Times -"Stretching Laptop Run Time

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The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Stretching Laptop Run TimeBy Ted NeedlemanYou have to wonder sometimes. As laptops get smaller and lighter, their run times often suffer due to fact that smaller laptops have smaller batteries. Improvements in battery technology and the development of power-sipping CPUs help somewhat, but it’s rare to find a laptop.

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As you may have heard , November is Member Appreciation Month at NTEN, a time to celebrate the best thing about us: you.

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.

2008's most popular posts

SocialFish

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!) I realized this might be a useful roundup of the hottest topics of 2008 from this blog. Most Popular Social Media Posts "Real-Time Subscription Service" - An RSS Primer For You Seven ways to blog without actually starting a blog Gustav: The power of social media LIVE LinkedIn and associations Wiki wiki whoo!

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

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VeriSign) This is one of the best reports Ive read in a long time. 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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VeriSign) This is one of the best reports Ive read in a long time. May 22, 2008 | Melissa Tooley Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

Museum Skunkworks: Carving Out a Place for Risk-Taking

Museum 2.0

They set a small budget, decide how much time the staff member (and any others) can devote to it, and the person goes at it. They don't see it as a waste of time to try these new things--they see it as a controlled way to explore new industries, technologies, and application of their skills.

Dreamforce 2008 post-mortem - back to the cheap seats

Judi Sohn

The best part of Dreamforce was the time I spent with Nonprofit peeps. The session I participated in on Wednesday morning, “So Many Apps, So Little Time,&# went well. I had never been to a large, high-priced business conference like Dreamforce before, much less spoken at one. Oh, the details!

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!

Ushahidi Wins MacArthur Award: Changing the World One Map at a Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In early 2008, villages and cities across Kenya were ravaged with violence following the disputed re-election of the sitting Kenyan president. Recognizing remarkable creativity and effectiveness by non-profits across the globe, the John D. and Catherine T.

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Using Twitter for the First Time

NetWits

Once my account was set up I began ‘tweeting’ for the first time! My first few weeks on Twitter Let's begin by saying everyone should at least give Twitter a shot - It can be a valuable tool in your social networking tool belt. Now on to my humble beginnings – When I first heard about Twitter I was quick to get an account at twitter.com. The first few months were relatively uneventful and purposeless. I would ‘tweet’ very infrequently with no real reason except to use a cool new tool.

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

NTEN

New keywords include timely industry issues. Keep listening, though, because over time, more and more people from every age group are becoming active participants in online social spaces. Provide timely information? 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.

Twitter: Time Waster or Valuable Tool?

NetWits

How Twitter can help nonprofits spread their message and inform their supporters. From what I’m finding there are a lot of nonprofits that know about Twitter , but have no idea what to do with it. Which means you might be missing what the tool can do for you! Twitter is an incredible tool that let’s you do two major things. To show you how it can be useful let’s look at a few real life examples

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lots of time for reflection and to write that end of year post. Round up of New Year's Reflections, Best Ofs, and Predictions for 2008. Lucy Bernholz takes a look at buzzwords in philanthropy in 2008. 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

The project started by a college student named Shawn whose wants to make the world a better place one small personal action at a time.   Today is Blog Action Day where over 11,000 bloggers/sites around the world will publish, donate, or promote the issue of poverty. 

2008 donorCentrics Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis

NetWits

Target Analytics , a Blackbaud Company, has released the 2008 donorCentrics™ Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis. The report is featured in today's edition of The New York Times and covers some of its many findings. This is a follow-up to the groundbreaking 2006 report and provides insights into the online and offline trends of donors.

Dead Beatle John Lennon speaks from beyond grave - Times Online

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Dead Beatle John Lennon speaks from beyond grave - Times Online: "The former Beatle's voice and image have been stitched together using computers in a commercial for One Laptop Per Child, an organisation that aims to give low-cost, durable computers to young people in the Third World.".

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

AFP Blog

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Twittering To Fame And FortuneMicroblogging can help raise cash and awarenessLast month, I wrote about microblogging ([link] a way for nonprofits to communicate with supporters and the public quickly and easily via short messages containing text, links or other content

The NonProfit Times - "How About A Microblog With Your Microbrew?

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From Nonprofit Times TechnoBuzzThe NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "How About A Microblog With Your Microbrew?By By Susan Sobel FinkelpearlTo all nonprofit communicators, organizers and marketers making your way in today’s turbo-charged new media landscape: I feel for you. One day the buzz is, “Start a blog,” the next day word on the street is, “Get on.

Chattanooga Times Free Press | Chattanooga: Nonprofits blogging for dollars

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Chattanooga Times Free Press | Chattanooga: Nonprofits blogging for dollars: "“We made $64,000, which was $25,000 more than our previous best, and we had bidders from 15 states,” said Jane Kaylor, Ronald McDonald House executive director.Nonprofits are turning to the Internet to raise money, broaden donor bases, save on the expense of fundraisers and invite feedback from supporters.".

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

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The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Smaller Online Communities Doing The JobBy Michele DonohueDaphne Dixon wanted to get the word out that Conscious Decisions, an environmental nonprofit in Farfield, Conn.,

Metro - Charities feeling the pinch in tough times

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Metro - Charities feeling the pinch in tough times: "The Mustard Seed is accordingly redesigning its website, to make charitable giving easier. And it's looking at other ways to improve its marketing strategy." NPWeb2.0

Connecticut charity getting face time on Facebook -- Newsday.com

AFP Blog

Connecticut charity getting face time on Facebook -- Newsday.com: "Text size: increase text sizedecrease text sizeConnecticut charity getting face time on Facebook July 14, 2008NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A New Haven charity is reaching out to the digital generation through the online hangout and social networking Web site, Facebook." NPFacebook NPWeb2.0

Facebook Connect takes the web under its wing - Times Online

AFP Blog

Facebook Connect takes the web under its wing - Times Online: "Facebook is seeking to extend its reach by allowing other websites to have their content and services promoted more heavily to Facebook users.The social networking site said that that people would be able to log in to other sites using their Facebook account information, and have their activities on those sites broadcast back to their

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

AFP Blog

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Social Networking Is More Than Tapping A KegSocial networking sites like MySpace and Facebook aren’t just for college keg stand contest pictures anymore. Nonprofits are joining social network sites to connect with people, strengthen cause awareness and hopefully cultivate donors

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And even though it’s big and gnarly, I genuinely like using it most of the time. At the time of this writing, that’s Eclipse 3.3 You’re pushing files to San Francisco, and that takes time.

Digital Citizen 2008

Beaconfire Wire

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend ForeSee Results ‘ Digital Citizen 2008 Summit. “Well, duh,&# you’re probably thinking, but how many times do we disappoint our constituents not because what we’re offering is bad, but because we led them to expect something different than what they got? 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.