Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

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I flew back from DC last night on Virgin America. They permitted the use of cell phones, so I tweeted that even if you are delayed, it's a pleasant experience on Virgin America. How would you describe Virgin America in social networking analysis and mapping terminology? .

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The 2009 America's Giving Challenge


In 2007-2008 America’s Giving Challenge encouraged 70,000 individuals to help raise more than $1.8 With the explosion of social media, America’s Giving Challenge hopes to get even more people involved this year and raise a lot more money for nonprofits. Nonprofits can compete for daily awards of $500 and overall awards of up to $50,000 for receiving the most amounts of donations to their cause on Facebook.

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Virgin America As Connector

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One of the best things about the commute is Virgin America airlines in flight experience. Miro Logo. Since March, I've been commuting between Boston and San Francisco. The food is decent, the is leg room in economy, it's clean, and there is wifi.

Guest Post by Gaurav Mishra: The 4Cs Social Media Framework

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The Netroots community is built around progressive politics in America. In its first iteration, Vote Report India leveraged Co-creation by creating a platform for collectively tracking irregularities in the 2009 Indian elections. The Need for the 4Cs Social Media Framework.

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Encouraging Generosity On Social Networks: Assessing America's Giving Challenge and Reflections from Craigslist Nonprofit Bootcamp

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Of note, I wanted to let you know that the reflection paper about America's Giving Challenge from the Case Foundation has been published ( Allison Fine and I were the co-authors.) This is a critically important finding not only for the Challenge but for groups using Causes on Facebook.

Giving on Facebook

See What's Out There

If you missed your opportunity to donate to a nonprofit on Facebook during “America’s Giving Challenge&# , which raised more than $1 million from more than 50,000 donations in 3 weeks, you now have another chance to give on Facebook. A new program is going live today called the Chase Community Giving Program , between Chase and Facebook. We’ve already seen a lot of people casting their votes on Facebook, so now it’s your turn !

Punching Up Your Action Alerts and Online Fundraising Appeals - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


In fact, nearly 1/2 of the private-sector workforce in America has no paid sick days. Try updating your Facebook status with this handy info: "92% of waiters and waitresses have no paid sick days? You probably know the list of campaigners April 20, 2009 | alex Great analysis!

Hello, Washington Post: Dolllars Per Facebook Donor Is Not the Right Metric for Success

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This morning the Washington Post published an article titled " To Nonprofits Seeking Cash, Facebook App Isn't So Green: Though Popular, 'Causes' Ineffective for Fundraising." Proclaiming that fundraising using Facebook Causes was a failure based on a calculation of dollars per donor. .

Make Harry's 10th Birthday Wish Come True and Help Children in Cambodia

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He's too young to set up a birthday campaign on Facebook Causes and asked me to donate $10 to the Sharing Foundation. This year, I'm sitting out the America's Giving Challenge , but this group volunteers, parents of Cambodian adopted children, and board members took the plunge into Facebook.

Charities Cry Foul on Chase Facebook Charitable Giving Contest

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The Chase Community Giving contest on Facebook is one of the biggest online contests thus far, open to more than 500,000 charities. As of this writing, 1,027,398 people joined Chase’s fan page to cast votes for their favorite charities.

Not Cause Washing: Facebook and Google Donate To Charities In Lieu of Parties and Gifts

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Joey (I think) coined a new term, " cause washing." Joey pointed out that Facebook's donation to Donors Choose in lieu of holiday party and Google's $20 million donation to selected charities in lieu of holiday gifts to Adsense and Adwords products is not cause washing.

Some Thoughts on Livestreamed Interviews, Engagement, Book Winners, and Finger Puppets

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For this series, there was a guest post on the blog and a request for people to ask questions via Twitter, Facebook, or email. A simple conversation, except that we a couple of hundred of other people were following along in the chat room, Twitter, and Facebook.

2009 Member Appreciation Month: Day Three


Flickr: vernhart There are 3 great things happening on this 3rd day of our 2009 Member Appreciation Month : First, our daily NTEN member prize (we're giving NTEN prizes away each week day leading up to Thanksgiving, randomly selected from NTEN members): > Joe Keenan , from Partnership for a Drug-Free America , you're getting an NTEN webinar on us!

Five Essential Apps for Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are thousands of Apps in the Facebook App Directory that Nonprofit Admins could experiment with on your organization’s Facebook Page, but below I have highlighted my five favorite Apps to get you started: 1. The Static FMBL App is the most important App on Facebook for Nonprofit Admins to master. It will also allow you to create super, duper fancy Facebook Tabs, such as the “Get Involved!&# The Causes App allows nonprofits to fundraise on Facebook.

Case Study in Local: Oakland Local

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You can also connect with Oakland Local on twitter and facebook. Oakland Local is launching today!

Reflections on Idealware’s Facebook Launch


As you may know, we at Idealware launched our Facebook fan page on Wednesday, September 16. Before I dive into Facebook, let me take a quick second to introduce myself. Neat facts about me: this is my first ever blog post ever, I did Teach for America in Texas for two years, and I’m excited for a New England winter. Some Facebook background… Our target audience for Facebook is nonprofit staff or board members who are looking for help making software decisions.

MLK Day: Social Media + Social Change

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The tools are only useful, engaging, and successful when used as part of a community (how fun is it to use Facebook without any friends?). I joined the cause to Answer Obama’s Call to Renew America Together.

Great reads from around the web on June 16th

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The goal is to use the power of "Social Influence" via Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Blogs and other online media to raise an unprecedented amount for our fund benefiting The Humane Society, LIVESTRONG, Oxfam America and WWF from June 1st until August 28th, 2009." These are some links I wanted to share from June 16th. Find me on Delicious for more!

Impact of Social Media on the Nonprofit Sector


Lots of research -- check out the Case Foundation report on the America's Giving Challenge -- points to the fact that the donors and activists we're engaging in social media are new to our organizations. By way of example, are you concerned about Facebook /Twitter fatigue or boredom? Flickr Photo: clevercupcakes I recently got an email from an NYU graduate student in Public Relations, Paola Christina Lamarca.

Bragging on my Farmer's Market - Williamsburg wins American Farmland Trust contest

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Williamsburg, Virginia is America's #1 Farmers Market! And this past weekend was particularly bountiful at my local market: Williamsburg was crowned this year as America's Favorite Farmers Market ! Author: Seth Merritt. And I have the tote bag to prove it.

Target Facebook Challenge: Ten Large Charities Compete for Votes To Divide the $3 Million Pot

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It's called Bullseye Gives, a special Facebook page inviting folks to decide how they should allocate $3 million among ten large institutional charities, including: Parent Teacher Association Feeding America The Salvation Army American Red Cross National Parks Foundation Breast Cancer Research Foundation St. on Facebook, Network for Good, Global Giving and Parade Magazine in 2007.

Great reads from December 14th through January 2nd

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Zoombala™ - North America’s first social network and online platform for Social Entrepreneurs - A new social network specifically for social entrepreneurs - pretty exciting! Using Facebook for Your Nonprofit - TechSoup has a great primer for nonprofits investigating Facebook for the organization.

Constituent Empowerment, as old as Lady Liberty

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The statue was a gift, of course, but America had to come up with the pedestal on which to set the statue. He was astounded that America was so apathetic concerning this magnificent gift. Badges on Facebook are another. Author: James Young.

Team Obama ranked #1 most innovative by Fast Company

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As many nonprofits and socially conscious organizations and businesses now know, the Obama for America campaign broke the mold this election season in almost every aspect: fundraising, outreach, grassroots efforts and particularly using the Internet and new media to do almost everything.

Mozilla Service Week: Use Your Geek Skills for Good in Your Community

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ServiceNation , a national campaign to increase service opportunities and elevate the importance of service in America, has received a $500,000 grant from Facebook as part of its expanded partnership.

An Amazing NpTech Social Media Link Buffet: Take Your Pick!

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ServiceNation , a national campaign to increase service opportunities and elevate the importance of service in America, has received a $500,000 grant from Facebook as part of its expanded partnership. Watch for news about the Case Foundation's second America's Giving Challenge. .

Are Happiness and Generosity the Future of Marketing Campaigns?

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Add to the “Love, The Climate” Facebook Page with a note, a message, a photo, or a link to content that shows how fantastic the climate will be after senators have taken action by passing the Climate Bill.

Guest Post by Rebecca Leaman: Social Media for Non-Profits: 26 Great Slideshare Presentations You Can Use

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Social Media for Non Profits and Special Causes John Sheridan’s presentation at at Pod Camp Halifax 2009 gives an overview of social media and social networking, with plenty of non-profit examples. An Introduction to Facebook and Twitter for Nonprofits (Nathan Wright).

Cause Marketing or Cause Me To Puke Marketing? Interview with Scott Henderson

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Goals The main goals were to raise awareness of childhood hunger in America, give people the tools to take meaningful action to help end this solvable problem, and create a case study from which non-profits and corporations could learn how to better use social media in their cause marketing.

Using Chris Brogan's Archimedes Principle To Leverage Nonprofits on Twitter Suggested User List

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It's about obsessing on raw numbers and constantly checking the number of Twitter followers or retweets or Facebook insight clicks. I had to wait until I could get on the Virgin America wifi to follow the ant trails.

Guest Post by Heather McLeod Grant: MomsRising: What We Can Learn from New Online Models

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and they combine them in any variety of ways depending on the campaign: website, blogs, ties to external bloggers, online media sites, Facebook, Twitter, online ads.

Philanthropy 2.0 Study Results Published on Mashable

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This has been found in a number of surveys over the past few years (see Allison Fine's astute commentary on the recent Blackbaud survey here ) If we look back a year ago at donation trends on Facebook Causes, we also see the same complaint. The Long Tail of Facebook Causes.

Nonprofit Calendars for 2010

Have Fun - Do Good

I asked my Facebook and Twitter pals for suggestions, and they came up with the list below: Amnesty International Antenna Theater's Ecological Calendar (They have an iPhone app too !)

What is the distinction between social media for charity and social good/systemic change?

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James Young talked about how nonprofits are using these tools for campaigns , Randi Zuckerberg gave an overview of Facebook and nonprofit activity and Scott Goodstein shared his experience from the Obama Campaign.

Mark Pesce at CUA09 - Think Like a Cloud, Make a Storm, Kill the Tower!

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Photo by James Jordan I'm actually in the clouds, flying to California on Virgin America using the (not free) wifi listening to Mark Pesce's keynote via Mike Seyfang delivered the other day at Connecting Up Australia the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Australia (see web site for details).

Who are the Millennials?


In short, this generation is reshaping America. The first generation in human history who regard behaviors like tweeting and texting, along with websites like Facebook, YouTube, Google and Wikipedia as everyday parts of their social lives and their search for understanding.

Is Direct Mail Really Headed for the Exit? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Main | The ROI of Social Media » Friday May 29 2009 Is Direct Mail Really Headed for the Exit? Friday, May 29, 2009 at 09:41AM | by Allyson Kapin In the next five years, money spent annually on direct mail will decline by as much as 40%, from $49.7 May 29, 2009 | Robert W.

Oldstyle Community Management


The definition is pretty sketchy, ranging from a blog with active commenters to, say, America Online. I don't think that's really a given, any more than it's clear that diving into Facebook and Twitter is a good use of every nonprofit's resources.

The Hidden Risks of Social Media – It’s Not What You Think


The topic is a summary of my session (with great assistance from KiKi L’Italien of the Optical Society of America) at ASAE’s Finance and Business Operations Symposium on the Hidden Risks of Social Media. Your association may not have a formal social media strategy but many of your employees and members (especially chapters) are already participating through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, FriendFeed or Ning, just to name a few.

Thank You To the Max: Minnesota Give to Max Day Raised $13.4 Million in 24 Hours

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In total, GiveMN has helped raise $46 million for nonprofit organizations across the state of Minnesota since launching in November 2009. Here are some statistics that show just how important Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were to our success.