Facebook Launches New API


If you're a frequent facebook user like myself, you are all to familiar with the event stream on your homepage when you log in. Up until yesterday this event stream was only available on your facebook homepage accessible either via the facebook website on your browser or through apps created by facebook for the iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android and other mobile platforms

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We Need Facebook (?)


I tend to hear this question a lot these days - nonprofits are looking for ways to effectively utilize Facebook (If this sounds familiar, be sure to check out Raheel Gauba’s piece on getting started with Facebook ). Both the number of users and the time those users are spending on Facebook continue to increase at an incredible pace

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Trending Sources

Facebook is Great, but Does it Really Work for Fundraising?


Heading in to 2011 most nonprofits (92%), regardless of organization size are using at least one social network like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and close to nine out of ten nonprofits (89%) have a presence on Facebook – up from 74% in 2009.

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Using the Social Web to Make Local Impact


Friday, October 2, 2009, is LIVE STRONG Day. While their efforts are focused on encouraging local participation in the physical sense they’ve also made it possible for people to participate online through social media using sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. As part of the LIVESTRONG Action campaign the LIVE STRONG day is focused on unifying people from all around the world through local events and activities that celebrate cancer survivorship.

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Social Media Strategy: United Methodist Church and 10THOUSANDDOORS


Their new site goes far beyond a Facebook page or Twitter account. What they’ve done is create a “social media mashup” – Google Friend Connect, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, iLike and more. The United Methodist Church recently launched a site with social media at its heart! Why’d they take this approach you ask

HOW TO: Ensure Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Fans See All Your Posts

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Except for a short test in 2009 , your nonprofit’s Facebook Fans have never seen all your posts and as most of us have by now have realized, the percentage that do has gotten significantly smaller over time. Related Links: Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits.

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Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For instance, if you are considering a Facebook profile, before you set up an organizational presence - spend some time searching to see if and if anyone has set up a Fan Page or Group to talk about your organization or issue area.

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Thanksgiving 2009

NCE Social Media

Many Arc chapters have joined the socialmedia-sphere in 2009. All of the games on Facebook. Tags: Tools facebook top10 twitter Here is my top ten list of socialmedia things I am thankful for this year. 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.


7 Things Nonprofits Need to Know About the New Facebook Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Are the new Facebook Pages here? The new Pages accidently went live yesterday for a few minutes before Facebook was ready, but just long enough to let the genie out of the bottle. That said, there are seven things that nonprofits need to know about the new Facebook Pages.

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Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Enjoyed my day in Berkeley yesterday at the Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009. 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).

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

Museum 2.0

There are often opportunities for partial self-expression—a flourishing brush stroke here, a witty Facebook status update there—but the overall expressive element is tightly constrained by the participatory platform at hand. I’ve had it with museums’ obsession with open-ended self-expression.

So you want a Facebook Fan Page for Your Nonprofit? Here's the Scoop!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

. NTEN offered a fantastic Webinar today featuring Randi Zuckerberg, Director of Marketing at Facebook and Adam (didn't get his last name) from the DC Office on the emerging best practices for nonprofits who want to set up Facebook Fan Pages. Facebook. Facebook FAQ on Pages.

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


Facebook As the fifth-most trafficked site in the United States, Facebook is a great social network for nonprofits to build a community and brand their campaigns. April 28, 2009 | Maureen Backman Thanks Allyson, this is a great focused list. April 28, 2009 | Joanna M.

Is your Nonprofit too Social Media Dependent?


What would happen to your nonprofit’s outreach work if Facebook or Twitter shut down? I often tell clients and readers on Frogloop, that it’s important to be where your audiences are which includes social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Just last week, MySpace eliminated Causes , the peer-to-peer fundraising service that started on Facebook. Of course, compared to the 35 million users on Facebook, this does not seem significant on the face of it, but it is.

The State of Online Fundraising


" They probably said the same thing about Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools. Blackbaud studied 1,274 nonprofits to compare their online fundraising results for the first six months of 2008 to the same period of 2009. The 2009 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study , authored by M+R Strategic Services and NTEN , surveyed 32 nonprofit organizations and found an average gift size of $71. Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud.

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

Amy Sample Ward

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. 2009 will, undoubtedly, bring us more to fill the social media bucket, new places to explore, tools to try, and things to consider.

2009 Member Appreciation: Daily Member Prize Winner for 11/17


With all the buzz about Twitter and Facebook Causes over the last year, I feel like the focus on Second Life for nonprofit organizations and causes has diminished a bit.

10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About


As the line between personal and professional use of technology tools like Facebook blurs, your organization needs to know how it will respond and set clear guidelines and policies for staff. Every Wednesday, Gartner does a free webinar on a variety of topics.

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Facebook for Nonprofit Beginners: Learn the Basics of this Online Social Networking Tool

Tech Soup Blog

If you haven't heard of Facebook, I'm sorry to break it to you, but you are living under a rock. However, if you haven't seen a use for Facebook for your organization, then you are not alone, and we are here to help. Many people view online social networking tools, such as Facebook , LinkedIn , and Myspace as time-draining distractions.

Facebook Follies

NCE Social Media

Yesterday I stumbled across a group page on Facebook for my agency’s camping and recreation program. By creating a group on a social media platform like Facebook, they have demonstrated that they have a strong link to our agency that continues even after they are no longer a summer counselor. Tags: Marketing and Awareness Tools blog facebook former others privacy staff volunteer

Donations on Facebook

NCE Social Media

Adam Ostrow from Mashable has written a nice article about a new feature Facebook is rolling out – it is called charity gifts. Basically, Facebook is opening up their gift store software – so you can buy a gift which is a $5 or $10 donation for a charity. Once they work out the kinks, Facebook should open it up to other charities. Until then, you can use Causes on Facebook to collect donations. Tags: Facebook causes ephilanthropy facebook

Facebook | Coming Soon: Facebook Usernames

AFP Blog

Facebook | Coming Soon: Facebook Usernames: "From the beginning of Facebook, people have used their real names to share and connect with the people they know. This authenticity helps to create a trusted environment because you know the identity of the people and things on Facebook. The one place, though, where your identity wasn't reflected was in the Web address for your profile or the Facebook

Video Fridays #26 – Facebook Privacy

NCE Social Media

Did you know that Facebook changed their privacy policies in the past week? Also, Google and other search engines are starting to index Facebook posts and information. If you don’t know your Facebook privacy settings, I recommend you login to Facebook and check. Tags: Facebook Tools facebook privacy

Social Media and the Performing Arts: Engagement First, Ticket Sales Second

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What are the best strategies for engaging people on Twitter/Facebook? Arts and Social Media View more presentations from kanter. This morning I gave a presentation for a group of senior marketing people from performing arts centers around the country on social media.

Effective Fundraising with Facebook Causes


Facebook provides an unprecedented opportunity for nonprofits: 200 million monthly active users, about half of whom are signing in and communicating with their friends on a daily basis, is an organizer's dream. The Love Without Boundaries Foundation created a cause despite being small, entirely new to Facebook, and having no paid staff. Having multiple causes will only broaden the reach of your organization on Facebook. Susan Gordon, Causes.

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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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Social Media 2009 Outage Day 2: Everyone's Up Except Twitter

AFP Blog

Social Media 2009 Outage Day 2: Everyone's Up Except Twitter: "Yesterday, Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, and Google's Blogger were targeted yesterday by a person or persons unknown in a denial-of-service attack (DDOS) which attempted to silence the voice of one individual.

Silos Culture Inside the Walls of Nonprofits Prevent Effective Social Media Use

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Not long ago, I created a minor stir by advocating that our voluntary young professionals group (host of several fundraising events and a responsibility in my job description) immediately start using Facebook, including the step of inviting current institution members to join a Facebook group.

License your photos and more on Facebook

Amy Sample Ward

So, when I saw that Creative Commons released a version of the licensing and an application for Facebook , I had to check it out! The Creative Commons License application allows users to choose one of the six Creative Commons licenses to apply to the content they upload to Facebook.&#.

Facebook Fan Boxes: Embeddable Facebook Pages

NCE Social Media

Facebook Fan Boxes: Embeddable Facebook Pages. Posted using ShareThis.

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The Arc of the US Convention – 2009 Edition

NCE Social Media

The Arc of the US Convention - 2009. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) and answer the question “Why bother?&# 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.

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. What are your goals for 2009?


Three Lessons in Social Media Fundraising


In fact, the most successful tactic for raising money in the Challenge was not Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media outlet. Now that the warm days of summer have finally graced us with their presence, January seems like a distant memory. But for those of you who participated in the Case Foundation Giving Challenge , it probably feels like yesterday.

Mapping Your Online/Offline Activism: Surfrider Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you search for surfrider foundation on Facebook , you will find several hundred groups/pages for the chapters - many using their own variation of the organization's logo. They also have many high school groups on Facebook.

Why Are So Many Participatory Experiences Focused on Teens?

Museum 2.0

As researcher Danah Boyd has pointed out, teens spend time on Facebook, MySpace, and other social networks because that's where their friends are.

Facebook & “Old People*”


Your donors and constituents are too busy and too mature to get caught up in Facebook antics, right? Facebook and other hip social networks are for young people, right It is mostly just Teenyboppers posting messages and uploading photos from last weekend, right?

Deals with Twitter, Facebook and Search Engines

NCE Social Media

This week there has been quite a flurry of news for Twitter and Facebook. Bing, Facebook and Twitter now together. Tags: Tools bing facebook google twitter Bing , Microsoft’s search engine, announced a deal with the two social media tools to include their feeds in search results. That means in the future if you blog or post or tweet about your agency, those blog posts and tweets will appear in Bing’s results.

Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup


At the end of that panel, we all hoped there would be a larger nonprofit presence on the agenda for this 2009. And yes, indeed, in 2009 there were many more panel proposals. The panel will cover the various tools (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook) that are being used to elevate protests, examine the benefits and drawbacks of the internet's involvement and whether social media makes protests more or less efficient, and discuss the issue of authenticity in information dissemination.

Nonprofit Social Network Survey Report


According to a survey conducted in March 2009 by NTEN, Common Knowledge , and ThePort , social networking has become an integral part of nonprofits’ online strategy. You may have already suspected that, but now you can get some hard numbers to justify that Facebook page you've been keeping so tidy and au currant. Of the 929 respondents to a survey, nearly three-quarters (74.2%) have a presence on Facebook, and 30.9%