We Need Facebook (?)

NetWits

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

Sound 48

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

NetWits

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.

Work 89

Trending Sources

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.

Meme 30

10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Even when I wasn’t at home at my desk, I was on my iPhone updating Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc. My chosen profession requires complete dedication to social media and not everyone is as extreme as I was/am, but as social media continues to penetrate the nonprofit sector, more and more nonprofit staff and interns will experience social media burnout. The good news is that I have found using Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc.

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.

ROI 30

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've also been looking at examples from the corporate sector like the POST method from Forrester and thinking about adaptions for nonprofit. Beth Kanter, “ Ten Free Resources for Social Media Audience Research for Nonprofits.

Map 32

2011 Online Giving Trends and 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today

NetWits

We recently released the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. Every nonprofit sector has seen double-digit online fundraising growth since 2009. >> 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today.

Trend 130

Is your Nonprofit too Social Media Dependent?

Frogloop

What would happen to your nonprofit’s outreach work if Facebook or Twitter shut down? world and nonprofit’s wanting to carve out their space in it, it’s important that we: 1) Spend some time (not all of it) capturing people’s basic contact information (name, state, and email address at the very least) as part of your social networking strategy. Just last week, MySpace eliminated Causes , the peer-to-peer fundraising service that started on Facebook.

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

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" April 28, 2009 | Joanna M.

Help 16

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. She was much more on Facebook marketing message, but of course that's her role at FB.

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 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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week I had an amazing private email thread with someone who works as a development professional at a well-established nonprofit institution. I am a nonprofit development professional. They are now using Facebook on their own. Flickr Photo by Eqqman.

Media 10

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

NTEN

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. Tags: member appreciation nonprofit technology NTEN second life

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.

The State of Online Fundraising

NTEN

The last three months of the year represent a critical time for the fundraising efforts of nonprofit organizations. In fact, the end of the calendar year is also a significant source of the funds raised online for nonprofits. These positive results are no longer being overlooked by nonprofit executives. Nonprofits that use online friends asking friends or peer-to-peer fundraising programs usually see spikes around these events during the year.

Why Can’t the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector Scale Generosity? #givedaylessons

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Instead of scaling community giving and philanthropy and empowering their local nonprofits to use crowd funding, Give Local America Day amplified frustration, panic, hopelessness, and anger. How did community foundations support their nonprofit partners when things got bad?

Nonprofit Social Network Survey Report

NTEN

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%

10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About

NTEN

If you're a small nonprofit, you won't see a ton of cost savings, but it will add up for larger organizations. We've talked ad infinitum about how social media is changing the way nonprofits do their work, but it's also changing the way your staff are embracing technology.

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in August 2009 and within a few months came to the conclusion that blogging had been the missing piece in my social media campaigns. That first month Nonprofit Tech 2.0 As of last month, Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Ideas 57

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in August 2009 and within a few months came to the conclusion that blogging had been the missing piece in my social media campaigns. That first month Nonprofit Tech 2.0 As of last month, Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Ideas 57

Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup

NTEN

The nonprofit presence at SXSW has been growing steadily over the past couple of years. In 2008, I was on one of the few nonprofit panels on the agenda. 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. about or by folks who work with nonprofits and voting. So, let's get out the nonprofit vote for panels at SXSW!

10 Nonprofit E-newsletter Resources

Have Fun - Do Good

I know everyone is all abuzz about Twitter and blogs and Facebook, but the reality is, not everyone uses social media; almost everybody uses email. nonprofit. "Blogs are great because you can re-purpose some of the content from your posts in your e-newsletter," I told a large group at a recent social media training. How many of you have an e-newsletter?". No one raised their hand. Uh oh.

New Media, Old Media, and Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

What is the point of a social media strategy if most of your nonprofit's constituents and supporters aren't aware of or interested in new media? If you only want to reach a small portion of people in the world (at this point), then yes, just use your Facebook Page to communicate with people. I get excited by nonprofits adopting new , unusual , and even controversial social media campaigns, but I also get excited by a well-written quarterly newsletter or an unusual donor event.

Nonprofits and Content Strategy: The Wisdom of the Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, then it is an ongoing activity of f eeding and tuning your network as Howard Rheingold says it in this still very relevant article about building your professional network on Twitter back in 2009. Nonprofit tech and communications specialist Ash Shepard.

Effective Fundraising with Facebook Causes

NTEN

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. In addition to individual activists, nonprofits themselves have also started causes to build communities of supporters around the issues they work on. First, sign-up as a nonprofit partner by going to www.causes.com/partners/new. Susan Gordon, Causes.

Eight Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make When They First Join Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

@NonprofitOrgs only follows nonprofit organizations, nonprofit staff, nonprofit service providers, and activists on Twitter. Makes a Poor First Impression on Twitter: Makes a Good First Impression on Twitter: 3) Not entering your nonprofit’s website.

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?

ROI 1

Nonprofits turn to Lake Norman Facebook users

AFP Blog

Nonprofits turn to Lake Norman Facebook users: "United Family Services' Mooresville/Lake Norman Office, The Ada Jenkins Center and the Davidson Housing Coalition have formed a media campaign called Tell Two to help raise awareness of the agencies through social networking

Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

Tech Soup Blog

We lead off with Amy Sample Ward who is the executive director of NTEN , the big membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. She is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media , one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits.

DIOSA | Communications: Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations

AFP Blog

DIOSA | Communications: Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations: "1) Configure your Page's 'Settings' to allow more participation.The new Facebook Pages that launched in March 2009 were designed to inspire more action and participation by your fans.

Three Lessons in Social Media Fundraising

NTEN

When it comes to fundraising in the nonprofit sector, it's most often the case that bigger is better. 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.

User-Generated Content: Ask Your Questions on Nonprofits Live!

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits Live: User-Generated Content Thursday, November 17, 10 a.m. If you have ever asked your members to post photos on Facebook or asked for stories from your clients, you have tasted the abundance that user-generated content (UGC) can bring to your organization. RSVP now to join us for the next episode of Nonprofits Live on user-generated content and explore the process of creating media opportunities with your community.

Social Media in the Nonprofit Workplace: Does Your Organization Need A Social Media Policy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Terry Bain in Flickr I've been hearing a lot lately from folks who work in nonprofits asking for examples of "social media or social networking policies." The first wave of this was the social media strategists for nonprofits, take Wendy Harman for example.

What Google+ users can learn from nonprofits

Judi Sohn

I left Web Worker Daily in 2009 in no small part because I was bored out of my mind with the content I was producing/editing. I maintain that not only is it for the better, but that nonprofits that communicate well already had it figured out. Established social sharing model (blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, etc.): Nonprofits are all about segmenting our communications and getting to know our constituency so we can serve them better.

My Top 5 Highlights from the 2009 Convio Summit Nonprofit Conference with video highlights

Connection Cafe

The #Convio09 Summit has come and passed, and one thing was for sure - this year's nonprofit technology conference was bigger and better than ever! Nonprofit Live TV. Author: Jordan Viator.

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. Peer-to-Peer fundraising is about empowering people to fundraise on behalf of your nonprofit.

Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

Yesterday marked the second annual Women Who Tech telesummit , filled with experts and thought leaders working in technology, advocacy and nonprofits. The panelists each described a handful of tools to help with online communication, specifically for nonprofit causes and social activism.

How Much Money Should Your Nonprofit Be Raising Online?

Frogloop

One of the key questions I get from nonprofits is, “How much money should we be raising online?&# This annual report analyzes the online fundraising performance of approximately 600 nonprofits that used the Convio platform in 2010. billion online - an increase of 40% over 2009.

A Facebook Success Story: Charleston Animal Society

NetWits

I attended Blackbaud’s Conference for Nonprofits two weeks ago and talked to so many people about the importance of the Internet. The recurring theme was “How can I use my Facebook Fan Page more effectively?” They are currently going through a website overhaul which reinforced the need to use Facebook to spread the word about their mission, events, and adoptions. They’re a great story of an organization that is using Facebook to their advantage