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. The good news is that I have found using Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t break the news on Twitter or if you’re 4 hours behind on the Next Big Thing. Your boss may not understand the important work you are doing for your organization on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

Guest Post on Tactical Philanthropy: Causes, MySpace and ideablob

Amy Sample Ward

“In recent days, Causes has left MySpace and IdeaBlob has shutdown. In reaction to the Causes announcement, Economist bureau chief Matthew Bishop tweeted “Who knew it was on MySpace?” First, let’s start at the beginning: Causes Leaves MySpace.

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Nonprofits turn to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter to raise money, market themselves - Metro - cleveland.com

AFP Blog

Nonprofits turn to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter to raise money, market themselves - Metro - cleveland.com: "Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are turning to relatively cheap online social media to raise money and market their organizations as they grapple with recession-battered endowments, fewer grants and, often, less patronage by their customers

Is your Nonprofit too Social Media Dependent?

Frogloop

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. An estimated 184,000 people used Causes on MySpace and now it’s gone.

Why Nonprofits Should Sync Their Twitter and MySpace Accounts

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thousands of nonprofits haven’t logged into their MySpace profiles in months, or even a year or more. The majority have moved on to Facebook and Twitter. That said, MySpace is not dead. Traffic has definitely sloooowed, but the site still has 57 million monthly visitors in the United States ( as of December 2009 ). They just don’t tend to be the same folks that regularly visit Facebook and Twitter. But in the case of MySpace, I make an exception.

Which Social Network Use Base Is More Altruistic?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Pete Cashmore of Mashable has a post that asks an interesting question: Facebook, MySpace (MySpace reviews), LinkedIn (LinkedIn reviews), Digg and Twitter are often compared in terms of features, but which one has the most generous users?

Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

Greenpeace building up 90,000+ friends on MySpace and communicating with this audience in that space. Twitter. The second WWT was a rockin good time, even making its way onto the top Twitter trends of the day, and there is more great coverage on the event on a ton of other blogs.

Change.org’s premium service is now free for all nonprofits!

NCE Social Media

4) Link to your profiles on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We also have a new feature for nonprofits on Change.org that is synched with Twitter and allows admins to ask the rapidly growing Change.org community for help with a specific need in 140 characters or less. Tags: Facebook Marketing and Awareness Microblog Tools Video blog twitter facebook myspace change linkedin This is an email I got today that I wanted to share with our readers.

Ten Things Nonprofits May Not Know About MySpace [But I Wish They Did]

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As I spent the Thanksgiving weekend pondering gratitude, MySpace made the top of my list of things to be grateful for. When I first started myspace.com/nonprofitorganizations almost 4 years ago I had no idea that it would evolve to become as large as it has, or that the brand/community/concept would spread to Facebook , then YouTube , and now Twitter. If it were not for MySpace, my professional life no doubt would be much less fulfilling. So, my Ode to MySpace: 1.

Top 8 Social Media Tracking Tools - 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!" I seriously think it’s "the" buzz word of 2009.

Non Profit Nerds.No going out this Friday

FI Space

Of course Facebook is simply copying Twitter which copied Hi5 which copied MySpace. Here is a reminder of what we own: Twitter: @AmericanCancer. MySpace: www.myspace.com/americancancersociety. Tags: Info Tech Innovation Facebook MySpace Nerds Twitter Because you will need to be home getting ready for the Facebook land grab. You don’t want someone else grabbing your name do you? Both personal and professional.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

AFP Blog

We hear it almost every day - another organization who is wildly successful on Facebook or Twitter or MySpace. Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: "Guest Post by Hildy Gottlieb: 3 Steps to Success on FacebookSubmitted by Hildy Gottlieb, publisher of Creating the Future!We Wanting that same success, organizational leaders sign up, spend a while getting the lay of the land, and start

When it comes to engagement, social media is the art of the possible | Social Signal

AFP Blog

Your organization isn't on Twitter? You're not on MySpace, Bebo and FriendFeed?! Great Read from Social SignalWhen it comes to engagement, social media is the art of the possible | Social Signal: "I can't believe it!! You don't have a Facebook page with discussion groups and a wall? OMFG, that's so weak! What are you thinking

Reaching Baby Boomers: The Next Big Demographic in Nonprofit Online Fundraising - 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!" LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace).

Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Launches Mobile Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new site features blog posts relative to mobile technology for nonprofits, a featured nonprofit mobile Website that will change monthly, links to the “NonprofitOrgs&# profiles on the mobile versions of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, etc, and prompts readers to subscribe to receive text alerts from Nonprofit Tech 2.0. Tags: Mobile Technology Facebook Flickr LinkedIn MySpace Twitter YouTube Designed in Dreamweaver and updated weekly, Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Ideablob says “Goodbye”

Amy Sample Ward

For the last week, there’s been a rich discussion about Causes and the way that it abruptly, without much notice, left MySpace (deleting all of the related content, connections, communications, etc.). (To

One Life is Enough!

NetWits

You’re on MySpace, you use the FaceBook Causes application, you keep constituents informed on Twitter, you show your event pictures on Flickr, you share videos on YouTube, and you know the power of blogging tools like WordPress or Blogger. So, your nonprofit is socially networked.

Ideablob says “Goodbye”

Amy Sample Ward

For the last week, there’s been a rich discussion about Causes and the way that it abruptly, without much notice, left MySpace (deleting all of the related content, connections, communications, etc.). (To

Social Media is Going Mobile, and So Should Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

MySpace estimates that 50% of its Website traffic will be mobile within 24 months. Many of those texts are being sent via Tweets on Twitter and Status Updates on Facebook. If you are going to design your own mobile Website, make sure you check out the article Mobile Web Design Trends For 2009. Tags: Facebook Flickr LinkedIn Mobile Technology MySpace Twitter YouTube As the Web goes mobile , so does social media… and so should your nonprofit.

Five Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Measure Social Media ROI (Return on Investment)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I have been doing the social media thing for almost 4 years and I took granted that most nonprofits are doing the basics in terms of measuring ROI, but recent polls I presented on Twitter speak otherwise. What websites were your visitors on right before they visited your site [Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace]? Are you building community on Twitter or just pushing out press releases and blog posts [that in time people start to ignore]?

Back to School, Back Online

Amy Sample Ward

This post originally written September 8, 2009. Amongst 11-25 year olds, Facebook is trailed by Bebo (28%), MySpace (25%), Twitter (12%), MSN (9%), YouTube (2%) and “other” (4%). Posted on Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Opinion blog. Visit the original post here.

Net2 Think Tank Round-Up: Entry Points for Engagement

Amy Sample Ward

Do you provide different content or appeals to your Twitter followers than to your Facebook group? For example, you don’t need to spend an abundance of time on MySpace if the service doesn’t match the demographic you’re wanting to reach.

Organizations and Tweeting Robots (Twitter, Facebook)

Beaconfire Wire

For better or for worse, since the global tipping point of twitter, everyone wants to be part of the action. If Twitter hasn’t come across your online radar, it’s probably because you are living under a proverbial rock and are a Luddite. Well if you are on the internet reading this blog post, then you probably aren’t a Luddite , just a Twitter Luddite. Apparently secret votes should not be broadcast to the world using the Twitter medium. Twitter.

Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Beaconfire Wire

At ElggCamp Boston 2009 , I was able to see the need for the "Social Networking Platform" Speakers made it very clear that Elgg was not for the person that needed to put up a generic social network to link people together. Facebook , LinkedIn , MySpace , and Twitter do that just fine.

HOW TO: Create Videos for Your Nonprofit Without a Video Camera, a Budget of $0, and Little-to-No Tech Skills

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A couple of things to notice: 1) People can “Share&# your videos on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and via E-mail with one-click. Animoto is a service that allows you to create videos about your nonprofit using a selection of your organization’s best photos. Within a few minutes and a couple of clicks, your nonprofit could have a new promotional video that you can use on your Web site, your Blog, in your e-mail newsletters, and on social networking sites.

Great reads from around the web on June 16th

Amy Sample Ward

Social Networks Spread Iranian Defiance Online - NYTimes.com - Watching the #IranElection hashtag stream on Twitter, more and more videos on YouTube and the BBC, and the way citizens create and the global networks share updates about the reality of post-election mayhem in Iran has distracted me from work and ignited many conversations with friends about both what we've seen or read so far each day and what the power of social media has unlocked.

Toobla, new tool to check out!

NCE Social Media

Content of any kind can be collected into online folders that users can then easily share with friends via Twitter, Facebook, email or elsewhere on the social web. Users can also create their own mashups of their favorite content, putting multiple things into a single widget which they can post to their blog, MySpace, Facebook or any site online. Yesterday I met Jake and Brian from Toobla. Toobla is a brand new social bookmarking tool and I was very impressed!

Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2009: Social Media

Connection Cafe

Reading the news in early January, I came across a few “Top 5” and “Top 10” lists for a variety of topics tied to 2009. Would it be possible to sift through a year’s worth of engagements as an independent marketing consultant and boil down the lessons I learned in 2009 into a series of “Top 5” lists? Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2009: Social Media. I’m sure many of you learned other lessons in social media in 2009.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

On May 12, 2009 the second annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit (held via phone and web) brought 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 Personal Democracy Forum, Lynne D Johnson of Fast Company, Charlene Li, Holly Ross of NTEN, Rashmi Sinha of SlideShare, Lisa Stone of BlogHer and more.

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Live Blogging: 09NTC Mapping Your Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

pull in hashtags from Twitter into the RSS reader (pull in the RSS of a search.twitter.com result). Examples: Yammer for internal sharing, it’s a Twitter for groups. NWF - focus on engagement, program called Wildlife Watch and is a space for people to share wildlife they see so asked people to use #nwf on twitter when they see wildlife, will track how many times the hashtag is used each day (hashtags.org) we use bit.ly

10 Social Media Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (and How To Track Them)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Seventy-nine percent said they hadn’t found ways to do so.” – Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 12, 2009. Early estimates for 2009 show an increase in online donations of 46% from 2008. Many donors may not feel comfortable donating directly through social media apps and widgets (yet), but they do feel comfortable clicking to your “Donate Now&# page on your website from a link posted on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.

The social media cheesecloth: Filter and find what works for you

Connection Cafe

You see all of these other orgs using Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, YouTube, LinkedIn, Blogger and the list goes on… How do you make sure you are using the latest and greatest in new media that will effectively contribute to your movement? You may want to give Twitter a try.

Schools using social media but not for fundraising

Robert Weiner

Social Media was a big topic this year, with workshop titles like "Maximizing Social Networks and Online Resources in Alumni Relations", "Now That Facebook and Twitter Aren't Enough: Integrating Social Media into Your Advancement Toolkit ", and "Making Community Real in a Virtual World" Speakers and attendees reported heavy use of Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube (the few times I heard mentions of MySpace were negative).

Quick tip for all the social-saavy non-profits

Connection Cafe

So you already have a Facebook page, and maybe a MySpace page and a Twitter account. Why not make it easy for me to find out about it from your web site? I've noticed it's quite the trend to drop those cute little icons inconspicuously in the footer bar and I think you should hop on the bandwagon. Sure, some might say they’re “hidden&# down there, but since so many sites have them there now, people like me are starting to look there.

All Change the Web Conversation Transcripts - Facebook, Mozilla, Convio Open, iPhone, Twitter, OpenSocial, and Ning - For Good!

Social Actions

Most all the chats occurred in the chat client Meebo (except for the Twitter chat - which was held on Twitter!) - and you can find the transcripts below! Twitter for Good (Hashtag #changetheweb ). Maxwell Newbould, Product Developer for MySpace OpenSocial.

Guest Post by Brooke McMillan: How LIVESTRONG Uses Social Media To Animate Its Community

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The LAF goes beyond a mere presence on social networks, it has taken a maven approach, engaging deeply with supporters with a regularly updated blog , MySpace , Facebook , YouTube , and Twitter presences.

Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin: Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 0)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

in 2009 reminds me of Web 1.0 How can we use Twitter? Is that MySpace friend an activist? Is that Twitter follower also on the direct mail list?

Crowdsourcing Your Professional Learning With Social Media: An Example

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There were a number of questions related to tools and tactics that I couldn't answer off the top of my head - so I decided to crowdsource them on Twitter asking for answers in the comments. How often should an organization post to Twitter or send out updates on Facebook?

LinkedIn suits up

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 LinkedIn suits up December 10, 2007 LinkedIn, the serious MBA wielding brother to the Facebook fratboy and the MySpace rockergrrl, is really putting on the suit now.

Guest Post by Ali Cherry: Seven Thoughts on Slacktivism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They are used to text messaging, MySpace, Facebook, get-in, get-out, instant gratification. Was this ad-hoc Twitter community a political movement?