Nonprofit Blogging: Goals, Strategy and Tactics to Crush it

NetWits

A post by Chris Brogan on “ Strategic Blogging and Some Tactics to Nail It ” for business got me thinking about how nonprofits could benefit from a full fledged blogging strategy. A well implemented blog with a solid strategy behind it can be an incredible tool to help you connect with supporters on the web.

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2009 Target User Forum- Day 2

NetWits

He took some questions that I thought readers of the blog would be interested in having answered. 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.

Trending Sources

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

in August 2009 and within a few months came to the conclusion that blogging had been the missing piece in my social media campaigns. Thanks to the Social Web, there is no shortage of possible topics for your nonprofit to blog about. Blogging Social Media for Social Good

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11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

in August 2009 and within a few months came to the conclusion that blogging had been the missing piece in my social media campaigns. Thanks to the Social Web, there is no shortage of possible topics for your nonprofit to blog about. Blogging Social Media for Social Good

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Google Media = Nonprofit Grants, Blogs, Video and Maps Galore

Connection Cafe

Google shared these pearls of wisdom to the crowd for best practices when using the free blogging service: Custom domains are preferable to FTP so use the URL of your choice.

How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

This month’s Net2 Think Tank question asks, “How do you stay up-to-date online?&# There are so many blogs, news sources, and conversations happening at the same time, every day, and the chances that you’ll be able to find them all without trying is pretty unlikely. Blogs.

Need Some Inspiration To Video Blog? Look no further.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Screen capture of video blog I was an early adopter of video blogging and screencasting. For inspiration, I had to look no further than the " On the Road: Tanzania ," a video blog from the UN World Food Programme.

Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

Connection Cafe

Seth Godin wrote an interesting blog post yesterday entitled “ The problem with non ” that has definitely sparked a bit of conversation. Like many of the commenters and blog post responses, I see this as a multi-faceted issue. Author: Jordan Viator.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Increased Relevant Visitor Traffic and Page Rankings: You're using social media tactics to drive traffic to your organization's web site or newsletter sign up or improving search engine results or using social media channels to spread your web site or blog content.

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Net2 Think Tank: January’s Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

We all know what this time of year means for blogs around the world: resolutions and predictions. 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?”

Self-Expression is Overrated: Better Constraints Make Better Participatory Experiences

Museum 2.0

I know this sounds strange coming from someone writing an admittedly self-expressive blog post, but hear me out. I’ve had it with museums’ obsession with open-ended self-expression. When I talk about designing participatory experiences, I often show the above graphic from Forrester Research.

Socially enabling your mission – how nonprofits can benefit from online communities

Connection Cafe

70% of participants see, read, learn from the community but might never actually interact by writing a blog post or taking other action (caveat: Jeff says to NOT forget or neglect these people, they are still important!).

Present with me at the NTC!

Connection Cafe

If you are interested in participating as a panelist or have a potential case study we can highlight, please either post a comment to this blog or email me directly I've been asked to lead a session at this year's NTC conference in San Francisco (April 26-28). I'm honored to contribute because the NTC ( NTEN's annual get together) is the conference to attend for anyone working in the technology field for nonprofits.

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

AFP Blog

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change: "Blog Action Day Wrap!Thank Thank you for participating in Blog Action Day 2009! We had an amazing 13,188 blogs from 155 countries with more than 17 million readers participate. Also blogging were the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain along with The White House. We want to especially thank our more than 50 nonprofit partners for their support, including

5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

I have a guest post up on John Haydon’s blog ! You can visit his blog to read the post and join the conversation there. There are lots of blogs , directories , and lists available online to help you get started picking tools that match your goals.

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Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

AFP Blog

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change: "Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be the largest-ever social change event on the web.

Foo Camp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just got back from Foo Camp 2009, which was a blast as usual. As one attendee put it to me, he can always go to everyone's blog and find out what they're working on. I think this is my third or fourth Foo Camp, and the energy around public uses of technology was palpable.

January Net2 Think Tank: Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. 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. There are even predictions for the hottest job skills in 2009. Tags: community 2009 net2 net2thinktank

Blog for Choice Day 2009

Connection Cafe

Today is Blog for Choice Day 2009 , an event organized by NARAL Pro-Choice America. Individual bloggers sign up and commit to devote at least one blog post on January 22 to the topic of choice.

What are the most effective ways Nonprofits/Foundations can use Twitter #hashtags?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some occur on a regular basis I don't think there is a formal directory of nonprofit hashtags, but there are few terrific blog posts that have good lists. Photo by Mansikka. What is a #HashTag? A hashtag is this symbol: #.

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).

State of the Blogosphere 2009 Introduction Blogging - Technorati

AFP Blog

State of the Blogosphere 2009 Introduction Blogging - Technorati: "Welcome to Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2009 report, which will be released in five consecutive daily segments

10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Freshen Up Profiles Update user profiles every couple of days with new stories, interesting facts, new videos, blog entries, photos, etc. April 28, 2009 | Maureen Backman Thanks Allyson, this is a great focused list. April 28, 2009 | Joanna M.

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2009 Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Amy Sample Ward

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

Unpacking Engagement Metrics for the Nonprofit Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

    A few days ago, I asked " What are the best metrics to track your blog's ROI and make improvements? "   The areas of the blogging ROI analysis included:  author contribution, readership growth, reader engagement, authority, cost, and value. 

2009 eCampaigning Review Released

Amy Sample Ward

There are lots of places where actions could be included to be more visible, like the above note of including them on background information (or blog posts!). 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.

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

Amy Sample Ward

Today is Blog Action Day and this year’s theme is Climate Change. What’s Blog Action Day? Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be one of the largest-ever social change events on the web. Join Blog Action Day.

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

Amy Sample Ward

I have a new post up on the Standford Social Innovation Review Opinion blog and hope you’ll check it out! When I talk with organizations about how they are using social media tools to engage online, whether they’ve already started or not, I find that the most common approach is to set up that Facebook group, add a blog to the website, or even set up a wiki for an event. For the full post, visit the SSIR blog here.

Time Management Tips for Nonprofit Techies and Social Media Strategists

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Writing a blog post. Leave me a comment with pointer to your blog post or best resources or del.icio.us Using Social Networking to build your YMCA career View more presentations from steveheye.

Raise Money on Facebook: Four Strategies You Need to Know About

NTEN

As of September 2009, scores of Facebook applications have been developed to support the nonprofit sector in one way. According to the Facebook Causes blog , the application has helped raise more than $12 million for nonprofits based in the U.S. Over $5 million has been raised in 2009 alone. In April 2009, the Washington Post published a critique of Facebook Causes on the basis that it wasn't an effective tool for raising money. Peter Deitz, Social Actions.

What's an Email Address Worth? Just Calculate it!

Frogloop

Check out the simple calculator below, and if you want more detailed explanation, read the details at the bottom of this blog post, or give us a call. The Value of an Email. What’s an email worth? Over here at Care2 we get this question a lot. And we should.

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. 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.

Transparency Camp West 09: Blogging and Tweeting An Open Board Meeting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Live blogging: Will fix typos later! Here's the elevator speech grabbed from the Sunlight Foudation blog that Jake Brewer (who was sitting next to me and blogging ) just posted. Today, I'm attending Transparency Camp West 09.

Highlights from the 2009 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study - frogloop Home~Care2's blog for nonprofits - frogloop

AFP Blog

Highlights from the 2009 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study - frogloop Home~Care2's blog for nonprofits - frogloop: "M&R and NTEN just released an impressive benchmarks study that analyzed 32 nonprofits' online advocacy and online fundraising programs in 2007 and 2008.

10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are now over 143 million blogs on the Internet and when I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in September of 2009, I had very low expectations. But within a few months it was clear that blogging was the missing piece in my online communications strategy. Tags: Blogging

The Art of Getting ReTweeted

Frogloop

“New Blog Post&# followed by what post is about is ReTweetable. Is there an art to getting ReTweeted on Twitter? Dan Zarrella says yes and has been studying the " Science of ReTweeting " for the past nine months. Zarrella analyzed five million tweets and 40 million retweets and compared the two, noting the time of day they were tweeted and ReTweeted, which words and url shorteners were used most often, and more. Check out the results of Zarrella's study below.

BlogPotomac 2009

SocialFish

As I'm in a room full of bloggers, I'll be lazy and not live blog it myself - I'll concentrate on Tweeting it. Tags: BlogPotomac blogging So I'm here at BlogPotomac , which is just as awesome as it was last year. Follow me @maddiegrant , the stream for the conference is #blogpotomac. Here's a great recap - refresh throughout the day to get the scoop. I will update this post with more links as we go. --.

Live from NTC 2009

Connection Cafe

As part of NTC 2009 , my buddy Jordan Viator and I are demonstrating the use of Ustream.tv CiL is a live blogging tool that lets you drop in a live blogging window into any page. If you'd like to see a live blog of the demo, tune in here on Sunday. I'll be inserting the live blog viewer window as part of the demo, so right about 10 Pacific time you'll see a new element added to this post.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Most users prefer to consume user generated content, by reading blog, watching videos, or browsing through photos. Open group blogs, photo pools, video collages and similar projects are also good examples of co-creation. The Need for the 4Cs Social Media Framework.

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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.