Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?

Frogloop

The 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report provides some incredible data on how 11K+ nonprofits are using social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others. Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks?

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. have one or more social networking communities on their own web site. > Download the Social Network Survey Report. common knowledge NPTech NTEN report social networks theport web2.0

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2009 Target User Forum- Day 2

NetWits

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. It's day two of the Target User Forum here in Boston. I had a chance to talk with Josh before his presentation.

2010 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report

NTEN

The second annual Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report, a joint project of Common Knowledge, thePort, and NTEN, has hard data and insights on the trends surrounding social networking technology as part of nonprofit organizations' marketing, communications, fundraising, and program services.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Which Social Network Use Base Is More Altruistic?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I don't think that you can really compare the entire user base of one social network with another.

Pointing at Exhibits, Part 2: No-Tech Social Networks

Museum 2.0

I've spent the last two weeks working on the third chapter of my book about network effects of social participation. Race is a remarkably social exhibit; visitors spend a lot of time pointing things out to each other and talking about them.

Best Campaigns of 2009

Frogloop

In 2009 their campaigns made me laugh or helped me channel my frustration over injustices into action. Here’s my list of the best websites and online campaigns from 2009. In 2009, Charity:Water raised over $650K via social media, said Scott Harrison back in late September.

Home | Nonprofit Social Network Survey

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Home | Nonprofit Social Network Survey: "Survey ReportNonprofit Social Network SurveyNonprofits Are Embracing Social Networks:Industry Survey Reveals 74.2% of Nonprofits Have a Presence on Facebook

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Six months ago I came pretty close to complete social media burnout. I was running over 20 social networking profiles, logging in seven days a week, and at minimum pulling 60-hour work weeks. 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 Art of Getting ReTweeted

Frogloop

Twitter’s most Suggested Users (Comprised of Famous People and News Networks) are Less ReTweetable. This suggests that headline based Tweets such as " Frogloop Launches Social Networking Calculator "--are more likely to go viral. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Is 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.

Video Fridays #7…Social Networking

NCE Social Media

This video is short explanation of social networking websites and why they are popular. Tags: Education and Training Video networking social I’ve added a short video for today’s installment of the Video Friday series. Something simple to cleanse the palate. Something simple to cleanse the palate. Enjoy!

10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications

Frogloop

Last week I spoke on a couple of great panels at the Politics Online Conference about technology, social media and how Congress is trying to adapt to the ever-changing world wide web aka the “series of tubes&# as former Senator Ted Stevens so hilariously described it. Let’s get down to my top 10 list of things every nonprofit should know about social media and online communications. Nonprofit Benchmark Studies Online Marketing Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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SXSW: Future of Social Networks

Amy Sample Ward

Social networks will be like air.&#. 3 things need to make social networks like air: Identity - who are you? pick your friends once - social networking fatigue. calendar, call, sms, facebook, twitter, address book = level of closeness of social data. social algorithm will make privacy and permissions easier to manage - context makes content privacy easier, commnity based privacy. most social ads require explicit action.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The goal is to help participants create a social media strategy AND take a deep dive into the tactics and tools of social media. I've come up with synthesis - a worksheet, how-to points, and resources that would guide an organization to think strategically about social media.

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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 couldn’t stomach looking at even one more new social networking/collaboration site that no one would care about in 6 minutes, much less 6 months. It’s a paradigm shift in large scale at-your-fingertips social networking. But the concept completely turns on its ear how most everyday folks have used social media so far.

Open Social Networks

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 Open Social Networks November 5, 2007 As I’ve mentioned before, there has been a lot of thought and interest in the issue of opening up social networks, outside of what has been, until last week, totally closed silos. I linked to a great thought piece a while back on opening up the social graph (that is, your network of friends.)

Social network updates a friend to charities

AFP Blog

Social network updates a friend to charities: "Got a tweet to spare? It could help the charity of your choice.A week ago, a record number of status updates on Twitter and Facebook using the phrase '#BeatCancer' helped raise $70,000 for four non-profit cancer organizations". NPtech NPTwitterFundraising

Thoughts on Social Networking

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit association NTEN , consultants Common Knowledge and social networking software providers ThePort conducted a joint study of nonprofit organization and their use of and attitudes towards social networking tools. The survey asked about two types of social networking presences a nonprofit organization could have. Presence on Commercial Social Networks. Existence of a House Social Network.

Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 1)

NetWits

This is a follow-up to Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 0) that originally appeared on my Connections blog and also as a guest post on Beth Kanter's blog. One of the key takeaways from Part 0 is that once you stop just playing around with social media then you need to start putting together a strategy. The first place to start is a proven and solid framework for your strategy. That bad news is that most people don't like "strategery" stuff.

Monetizing My Social Network

Robert Weiner

Today I received spam from a site called Frens Zone that will allow me to make money off my social network. Social Media Web 2.0Last month I posted about how Facebook was making money by datamining my friends. I can. earn instant cash by just referring your friends. The more you referred, the more you earn. You are rewarded with valuable points whenever you post photos, videos, blogs, comments. You even earn points when other members view your profile.

Research Friday: The Importance of Strong and Weak Ties In Leadership Development

ASU Lodestar Center

These days,"social network" is a term that often refers to a social media community, such as Facebook, and thus is not a term that many managers would take seriously unless they were discussing a social media campaign. 2009). Social Networks , 3.4

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

Museum 2.0

Forrester created the “social technographics” profile tool to help businesses understand the way different audiences engage with social media (and you can read more of my thoughts on it here ). These are all active social endeavors that contribute positive value to the social Web.

Social Network Management Systems?

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 Social Network Management Systems? They allow you to create stand-alone social networks. Elgg, a LAMP(hp) project, started it’s life as a learning platform with social network features, but has transmorgrified into a social network platform with learning features.

Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

Who should speak for your organization in social media? If you're not sure, it may be time to work out a social media policy for your staff and volunteers who blog and chat and comment online, where the personal and professional lines often blur.( Tags: media Social networking Best practices General non-profit interest Non-profit technology Non-profit Communications nptech How can you control what’s being said about your group and your cause?

Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping

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 Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping October 1, 2007 I was reading Deborah Finn’s curmugeonly post about Facebook. I have been having curmudgeonly thoughts about social networks in general. Time suck: Social networks are a time suck. There is no question that the social networking space is evolving.

The Pendulum - College admissions begin using social networking tools

AFP Blog

The Pendulum - College admissions begin using social networking tools: "According to the National Association of College Admissions Counseling, about 60 percent of schools are now using social networking sites in their admissions processes.One of these schools is Monmouth University in New Jersey, which is giving applicants the choice to submit either a written essay or Facebook video essay

Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking Tools - Philanthropy.com

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Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking Tools - Philanthropy.com: "Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking ToolsNonprofit organizations have long been labeled Luddites when it comes to adopting new technology.But a forthcoming study by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research shows nonprofit groups are actually

Twittering gets charity on the social network - Times Online

AFP Blog

Twittering gets charity on the social network - Times Online: "Sometimes it seems like the whole world is busy facebooking, youtubing and tweeting. But can social networking really benefit charities or is it just another fad So it’s no surprise that the not-for-profit sector wants to join in.

5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

Social media, as many have said time and again, is only part of your campaigning, part of your fundraising, and part of your communications. Before sitting down to work on your social media strategy, evaluate what kind of capacity you already have in your network.

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

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Five Tips for Nonprofits to Ramp Up their Social Media

Frogloop

While many nonprofits have a social media presence these days, senior leadership is still struggling to figure out how to best integrate it into their communications plans. ” How much time should you spend on social media if you have limited resources?”

Micropayments: Where Charity and Social Networks Meet - BusinessWeek

AFP Blog

Micropayments: Where Charity and Social Networks Meet - BusinessWeek: "Micropayments for microbloggers—it sounds like a no-brainer. In a community based on real-time content, social causes, and brand awareness, users will want to execute real-time transactions with the same enthusiasm with which they tweet about their favorite daily activities.".

One of the Web's First Social Networkers - BusinessWeek

AFP Blog

Thanks to Tom Watson for the Heads upOne of the Web's First Social Networkers - BusinessWeek: "One of the Web's First Social NetworkersBeth Kanter has been tapping into the Internet to raise funds for her Cambodian charity, the Sharing Foundation, for more than a decade".

ThePort Releases New Whitepaper to Help Nonprofit Organizations Evaluate Social Networking Software

AFP Blog

Press ReleaseThePort Releases New Whitepaper to Help Nonprofit Organizations Evaluate Social Networking Software: "Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 -- Social media solutions provider ThePort Network, Inc. announced today the availability of a new whitepaper entitled 'How to Identify Enterprise-Class Social Networking Platforms.'

Is your Nonprofit too Social Media Dependent?

Frogloop

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. 2) Not place all of our eggs in one basket or in this case one popular social network. Right now, the largest social networks are built on proprietary platforms VS open source platforms.

AFP > Resource Center | Resource tools > Tapping Into Social Networks—Raise Funds, Build Community

AFP Blog

This link provides easier access to the underlying stories.AFP > Resource Center | Resource tools > Tapping Into Social Networks—Raise Funds, Build Community: "Tapping Into Social Networks—Raise Funds, Build Community(March 9, 2009) This week AFP featured social networking/web 2.0

Transcript: Promoting Causes on Online Social Networks

Robert Weiner

As I mentioned last week , the Chronicle of Philanthropy held a live online discussion about how nonprofits can use social networks to promote their organizations. On the panel, was Danielle Brigida, social-media-outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation; marketing and communications consultant Nancy E.

Reasons Why Some Social Networks Fail

SocialFish

Just read this fantastic pos t over at AriWriter from guest poster Ethan Yarbrough, who explains how as a social media expert he wants to be asked not only how many social networks he has managed, but how many have succeeded or failed. Read the details of the two networks he built that did not work and why. "In My bold] Building community using social networks, whether white label or on public sites like CollectiveX , is not an easy task.