Thanksgiving 2009

NCE Social Media

Many Arc chapters have joined the socialmedia-sphere in 2009. Here is my top ten list of socialmedia things I am thankful for this year. All of the games on Facebook. Open APIs and deals between social media sites. News organizations that continue to use social media even though there isn’t revenue in it. People are still trying to figure out how to raise money through social media. Realtime search. Twitter lists. Building my agency’s brand through social media.

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Foo Camp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just got back from Foo Camp 2009, which was a blast as usual. I think this is my third or fourth Foo Camp, and the energy around public uses of technology was palpable. It's structured as an unconference, where the 300 or so folks showing up design the conference program of roughly 70 sessions in about an hour the first night. The picture above has the schedule for just one half of the rooms/tents on Saturday!

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January Net2 Think Tank: Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

This month’s Net2 Think Tank question was, “What do you think will be the big changes, new technologies, hot applications, or successful campaigns of 2009?” Take a look at the posts below—many great conversation starters to get you thinking and buzzing about what 2009 will bring. Check out the predictions for 2009 from NetSquared community members: Channing’s predictions cover a wide range of areas from cell phones saving lives to our boards going online.

2009 in Review

NetWits

The final hours of 2009 are ticking away. This year seemed to fly by faster than many others. Here's a quick look back

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2009 eCampaigning Review Released

Amy Sample Ward

As I announced recently , Advocacy Online and Fairsay have jointly produced a benchmark report to examine key e-campaigning performance measures. The benchmark data is derived from the activity of over 2 million supporters from 50 campaigning organisations in the UK, Canada, and several other countries. In addition to the benchmark data, the project also includes an e-campaigning survey that has been carried by Jess Day , an independent e-campaigning consultant. (I

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Net2 Think Tank: January’s Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

Topic: This month, your Net2 Think Tank topic asks, “What do you think will be the big changes, new technologies, hot applications, or successful campaigns of 2009?” If you want to read some thoughts before you get going, check out these posts as starting points: Social Media Gurus Offer Their Predictions for 2009: A Few That Might Resonate With Nonprofits , by Beth Kanter. 2009 Web Predictions , by ReadWriteWeb. Happy New Year, everyone!

2009 Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Amy Sample Ward

All entrants will receive a free copy of the fully-updated 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Report in late 2009. The annual Tagline Awards are back from Nancy Schwartz and the Getting Attention blog. Your nonprofit or foundation could be one of this year’s Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Award winners! Enter today. About the Tagline Awards.

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Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Enjoyed my day in Berkeley yesterday at the Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009. They had more than 1000 folks show up to talk about service, nonprofits and social action. I thought Arianna Huffington did a good job as the opening keynoter hitting on the service theme. Announcing All For Good was a big piece of the event, of course. Randi Zuckerberg of Facebook had the tough gig of presenting a lunch keynote outside under a tent in lower Sproul Plaza (mucho noise and people talking).

2009 DonorsChoose.org Social Media Challenge

Amy Sample Ward

The DonorsChoose.org Social Media Challenge is back again! The challenge runs throughout October, with hundreds of bloggers and Twitterers rallying to support classroom requests on DonorsChoose.org. During last year’s challenge , more than 165 bloggers participated, including Fred Wilson , TechCrunch , Kara Swisher , Ars Technica , and Julia Allison. All told, they raised over $275,000 for classroom projects reaching 67,000 students in low-income neighborhoods around the country.

Looking forward to 2009

Judi Sohn

2009 is going to be an interesting year. years “in business,” this is my personal challenge/resolution for 2009: I want to take the technology we already have and use it to help C3 focus our attention on our constituents and supporters as effectively as we focus on what we do to fight colorectal cancer. One thing I think C3 (my org) does well is that we take a lot of short, successful hops.

New SSIR Post: Will 2009 Bring Social Learning Spaces to Life?

Amy Sample Ward

2009 will, undoubtedly, bring us more to fill the social media bucket, new places to explore, tools to try, and things to consider. In 2009, I’d like to see groups recognizing the power of social media tools to create sustainable social learning spaces. Tags: sociallearningspaces socialmediaspaces 2009 predictions otherblogs issues cultureshift socialmedia nonprofits

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2009 e-campaigning Benchmark Report: Event & Webinar

Amy Sample Ward

I’ll be heading to the in-person event to hear about the 2009 report, case studies, and more. The in-person event is being hosted at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in central London on October 13th 2009. The webinar is scheduled to start at the same time as the in-person events: October 13th 2009 at 4:30pm BST. Advocacy Online and Fairsay are jointly producing a benchmark report to examine key e-campaigning performance measures.

Index of National Fundraising Performance- Q2 2009

NetWits

Target Analytics , a Blackbaud company, announced last week the latest Index of National Fundraising Performance for the second quarter of 2009. The index compares trends in key fundraising indicators from 77 organizations, including over 36 million donors and more than 68 million gifts totaling almost $2 billion in revenue

Video Fridays – 2009 Arc Convention Edition

NCE Social Media

The 2009 Arc Convention is happening right now in Pittsburgh. If you’re reading this I hope you are here at the convention. I wanted to share a special video with you for this installment for Video Fridays. This is a video from Flame, the band that played at the Opening Dinner. If you’d like to see more of their videos, here is a link to their YouTube page and one for their videos and music files from their website.

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Looking forward to NTC 2009

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I love NTC (NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference). I would be dishonest if I said I didn’t have a sweet reminiscence for the Circiut Rider Roundups of old. But they are long gone. As fields often do, ours grew up and professionalized. And what has taken it’s place is valuable to a much wider audience (and a much larger one!) And, this year, for the very first time, I live in the same city in which NTC is taking place. Hurrah!

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Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Amy Sample Ward

Chain Reaction is taking place November 12th, 2009, at Canary Warf, London. To find out more, use these links: Why are people coming together this year at Chain Reaction 2009? What will happen at Chain Reaction 2009? Who is speaking at Chain Reaction 2009? Who should attend Chain Reaction 2009? How can I register at Chain Reaction 2009? Chain Reaction is coming back to London, and the world, this November.

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Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Amy Sample Ward

Chain Reaction is taking place November 12th, 2009, at Canary Warf, London. To find out more, use these links: Why are people coming together this year at Chain Reaction 2009? What will happen at Chain Reaction 2009? Who is speaking at Chain Reaction 2009? Who should attend Chain Reaction 2009? How can I register at Chain Reaction 2009? Chain Reaction is coming back to London, and the world, this November.

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The Arc of the US Convention – 2009 Edition

NCE Social Media

The Arc of the US Convention - 2009. Did you know that The Arc’s convention will have a session on Social Media from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Friday, November 13? Embracing Social Media (C). Presenters: Ms. Stacy Monaghan, Online Advocacy Manager, The Arc of the United States; Mr. Jon Erickson, Ms. Kristin Erickson, Parlerai, Inc., Scituate, MA. This presentation will cover an overview of the top social media sites (i.e.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: May 12, 2009

Amy Sample Ward

On May 12, 2009 the second annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit (held via phone and web) will bring together hundreds of women from across the US and abroad in the non-profit, political and business world for an incredible lineup of thought provoking panels featuring technology change makers such as Joan Blades of MoveOn and Moms Rising, Allison Fine of techPresident, Lynne D Johnson of Fast Company, Charlene Li, Holly Ross of NTEN, Rashmi Sinha of Slide Share, Lisa Stone of BlogHer and more.

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2009 Target User Forum- Day 2

NetWits

It's day two of the Target User Forum here in Boston. The morning starts off with the keynote session Josh Bernoff , co-author of Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. Josh is one of the most sought after speakers on the topic of practical, data-based strategies for getting results from social networks. I had a chance to talk with Josh before his presentation. He took some questions that I thought readers of the blog would be interested in having answered.

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America’s Giving Challenge 2009

Robert Weiner

The contest runs through November 6, 2009. The latest round of the America's Giving Challenge is on. This is a national competition to encourage people to use their personal and social networks to help win cash for their favorite nonprofit. The Giving Challenge is not focused on how much money you can raise, but on how successful you are at getting people to donate to your cause. The goal is to get as many unique daily donations as possible (minimum of $10), to your cause each day.

Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So for this post, I'd like to share 5 fundraising trends that we saw emerging in 2009 related to fundraising and social media and that will most definitely continue to have impact in 2010. Less than 24 hours ago, Epic Change launched its TweetsGiving 2009 , a 48-hour charity event to encourage people to express their gratitude using online tools and at face-to-face meet-ups. This two-day event, which ends on Thanksgiving, also invites people to donate to Epic Change. .

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Matching Gifts Best Practices 2009

Robert Weiner

SupportingAdvancement.com has published the results of their 2009 survey on how nonprofits are handling corporate matching gifts --their fourth such survey. Over 60% of respondents reported raising over $20,000 in matching gift income in 2009. The responses came primarily from academic institutions, but also included significant numbers from healthcare, religious, and social service organizations.

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New Orleans here I come! The Social Enterprise Summit 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm getting ready to head to the Social Enterprise Summit 2009 next month in New Orleans. I'm especially excited about the significant focus on public policy and advocacy for social entrepreneurship. We were lucky to have the support of the Surdna Foundation for a policy-specific conference track. Experienced practitioners tend to engage at levels above their specific organization. For me, it's about advancing the movement.

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Trends Affecting Fundraising in 2009

Robert Weiner

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is starting the year off with a list of trends they believe will affect fundraising in 2009. The trends they cite include lower estate taxes, low investment returns, the possibility of inflation, no minimum required withdrawal from individual retirement accounts, the impact of medical costs, and a push to lower fund-raising costs. You can read the full article at philanthropy.com/news/prospecting/index.php?id=6835. id=6835.

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2009 Nonprofit Video Awards: “Everyone’s Doing It”

Amy Sample Ward

Prizes will be awarded to the winning entries at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco on April 26-28, 2009. Deadline for submissions is March 26, 2009. It’s time again for the Nonprofit Video Awards from DoGooderTV , sponosored by NTEN & See3 Communications. If you were at the 08NTC last April, then you probably remember the awards ceremony for the 2008 contest.

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Supporting Independent Event Fundraisers Using Online Tools - LIVESTRONG Day 2009

NetWits

As an extension to Frank’s post on LIVE STRONG Day , I’d like to discuss another aspect of Lance Armstrong Foundation’s grassroots efforts. Over the past few years, LAF has cultivated a successful program for independent fundraisers called Grassroots Fundraising. This program has become an important extension of the LIVE STRONG Day program

2009 State of the Not-For-Profit Industry UK Survey Results

NetWits

Blackbaud Europe has released the 2009 State of the Not-For-Profit Industry survey. Blackbaud teamed up with The Resource Alliance for the second year in a row to produce this pan-European benchmarking study. The results were unveiled at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands

Getting Your (Marketing) Ducks in a Row in 2009

NetWits

My colleague, Nicholai Burton, posted a terrific blog entry last month about ways for cultural organizations to thrive in a down economy. While he spoke specifically on ways to engage patrons, his ideas can be relevant to all types of nonprofit organizations. As a marketer, my favorite suggestion was his first, to “know thy audience.”

Vote for the Female Social Media Guru UK Awards 2009

Amy Sample Ward

Jamie Burke is hosting the Female Social Media Guru UK Awards as an opportunity to “challenge the current under-representation of females on event panels by offering a high profile platform for women.&# I’m very honored to be among some rock stars on the ballot - you can check it out and vote here!

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Embracing Social Media Presentation from the 2009 Arc of the US Convention

NCE Social Media

I am happy to say the Embracing Social Media presentation was well attended (standing room only!) and we had some great questions and insights from audience members. The slides and video from the presentation can be found below. If you are a regular reader of this blog you have seen this video before.

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Nonprofit Technology Resolutions for 2009

Robert Weiner

In early January, Convio asked a group of nonprofit technology bloggers to suggest New Year’s resolutions for nonprofits ( TechSoup Blog was one of the participants ). In addition, they asked people to post resolutions on Convio’s Connection Café blog. Subsequently, they reviewed the resolutions, identified the main topic areas, and created a Resolutions Guide. The guide is now available for free here (registration is required).

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Blog Action Day 2009: Creating Actions for Everyone on Climate Change

Amy Sample Ward

Blog Action Day 2009 will be one of the largest-ever social change events on the web. Today is Blog Action Day and this year’s theme is Climate Change. Earlier this week, I posted a summary from this month’s #4Change chat that focused on social media in the Climate Change movement. If you haven’t seen it, check it out here ! What’s Blog Action Day?

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Great reads from around the web on December 25th

Amy Sample Ward

Social Media: What I Learned This Year | Millennial Marketing – Carol Phillips has a great post recapping what she learned about social media in 2009, including: "Effective use of Social Media requires enthusiasm and diligence." Fundraising Sources for Social Entrepreneurs – December 2009 Edition – "Each month Ashoka compiles a list of fundraising and other resources for Ashoka Fellows. Download the December 2009 version of this list here.

Share your best post in the Net2 Think Tank

Amy Sample Ward

As a way to hold on a bit longer to 2009, this Net2 Think Tank asks for your best blog post from the year. Share your best blog post from 2009 one more time! Tags: blogging events 2009 net2 think tank net2thinktank netsquared roundup It’s already December and we are fast approaching 2010. We know you wrote about some really interesting things, shared great ideas and even captured conversations and presentations on your blog or website this year.

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2009 Sex::Tech Conference : Focus on Youth

NTEN

The NTC isn't the only tech conference in San Francisco in 2009: March 22-23, ISIS, Inc. will host Sex::Tech 2009 , the second annual conference that focuses on sexual health, technology and youth. The theme of Sex::Tech 2009 is Focus on Youth. Find out more information at Sex::Tech 2009 or contact Danielle Simmons , DMS Public Relations for ISIS. . Tags: NPTech sextech 2009

Results of CASE’s 2009 Online Giving Survey

Robert Weiner

Those of you who fundraise for educational institutions or are interested in how they're raising money online should check out the results of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education's 2009 survey on online giving (PDF). Some highlights: read more.

My Goals For 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've had a post in draft for a couple of weeks now about some personal/professional goals or my New Year's resolutions for 2009. I read Chris Brogan's " Your 3 Goals for 2009 " and I loved his process. Think of how you want to be successful in 2009. Smart Social Media Tips, Tactics, and Tools Most of the resource organizing will be taking place over at the WeAreMedia wiki in preparation for the workshops taking place in 2009. What are your goals for 2009?

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America's Giving Challenge 2009

Tech Soup Blog

The contest runs through November 6, 2009. The latest round of the America's Giving Challenge is on. This is a national competition to encourage people to use their personal and social networks to help win cash for their favorite nonprofit. The Giving Challenge is not focused on how much money you can raise, but on how successful you are at getting people to donate to your cause. The goal is to get as many unique daily donations as possible (minimum of $10), to your cause each day.

Convio’s 2009 Online Fundraising Benchmark Report

Robert Weiner

Convio has released a new online fundraising benchmark report that is based on data from 600 of Convio’s nonprofit clients from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. The study reports: Positive year-over-year growth in all of the key areas of online success. Compared to 2007, results for online fundraising were up 14 percent, email file growth was up 28 percent, and Web site traffic was up 20 percent.

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Great reads from around the web on November 25th

Amy Sample Ward

" Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009 – Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media – "Over the past six months, I've been collaborating on a book with Allison Fine, titled "The Networked Nonprofit" and we've been sifting through stories, research, and seeing many patterns. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources across the web ever day.

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Blog shout outs

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 Blog shout outs April 15, 2009 On the right is my blogroll, that needs updating, but I thought I’d do some shout outs to blogs I’ve lately been loving and really learning a lot from, who are probably not on that list (yet).

Best Campaigns of 2009

Care2

In 2009 their campaigns made me laugh or helped me channel my frustration over injustices into action. Here’s my list of the best websites and online campaigns from 2009. Charity:Water In 2009 Charity:Wate r became the super star of the nonprofit world for using social media to brand themselves and raise money online. In 2009, Charity:Water raised over $650K via social media, said Scott Harrison back in late September.