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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. Let’s have a look

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2009 Target User Forum- Day 2


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.

Social Media Strategy: United Methodist Church and 10THOUSANDDOORS


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

Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

Connection Cafe

Is social media being embraced by the sector? Author: Jordan Viator. None of them are non-profits. Not one as far as I can tell.

Nonprofits and Social Media: Seth Godin, Beth Kanter and The Chronicle of Philanthropy All Chime In


Godin says that nonprofits are resistant to change and slow to adopt social media as well as the free online tools available to them. Do you know who Seth Godin is? If not, make sure to check out his blog and what Wikipedia has to say about him. You might be thinking to your self, “Why is Frank asking me this?” I’d love to hear from you.

Social Impact Investments

ASU Lodestar Center

What criteria should nonprofits consider before accepting a social impact investment? Why Social Impact Investing Is Hurting Nonprofits.

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

Connection Cafe

It was clear from the webinar that the natural progression of online technology and the best practices has progressed greatly over the past 18-24 months and that the nonprofit community has more opportunity than ever to recruit new supporters, raise more money and empower constituents to take action using social media like online communities.

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.

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

Connection Cafe

Gadget integration with services like Open Social and Friend Connect. Increase pub understanding of conservation and social issues.

Best Campaigns of 2009


In 2009 their campaigns made me laugh or helped me channel my frustration over injustices into action. The result?

Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?


Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks? Facebook is the most popular commercial social network for nonprofits.

New Guide: How To Engage Your Supporters with Social Listening

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

New Guide: How To Engage Your Supporters with Social Listening Guest Post By Roz Lemieux. Social Listening In Action. listen. spiked.

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


Let’s get down to my top 10 list of things every nonprofit should know about social media and online communications. All great questions!

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Innovation in Healthcare Social Media


Social Media – The Competitive Edge in Healthcare [WHITE PAPER]. “The healthcare industry is in flux.

Is your Nonprofit too Social Media Dependent?


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. With all the buzz of the Web 2.0 Here’s why.

Association Social Media: The CFA Institute


This year, the social media team — along with our web team — joined the global marketing and communications division. Who do you report to? .

Time Management Tips for Nonprofit Techies and Social Media Strategists

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Using Social Networking to build your YMCA career View more presentations from steveheye. Lots of great stuff here! Use of YMCA equipment.

Social Enterprise Summit's Policy Track

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

One of the highlights of last week's Social Enterprise Alliance's Summit was the Launch of the Policy Track. We were delighted to have with us Carlos Monje of the White House Office of Social Innovation (so new, it doesn't have a website). Social innovation. Social innovation is broader and apparently easier to sell.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

According to the American Red Cross , A recent Red Cross survey asked 1,058 adults about their use of social media sites in emergency situations.

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

Museum 2.0

There are so many more people who join social networks, who collect and aggregate favored content, and critique and rate books and movies.

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


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. All great questions! Agreed!

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Thanksgiving 2009

NCE Social Media

Many Arc chapters have joined the socialmedia-sphere in 2009. 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. All of the games on Facebook.


Net2 Think Tank: January’s Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

2009 Web Predictions , by ReadWriteWeb. Top Internet Predictions for 2009 , by Social Computing Magazine. Photo by Môsieur J.

Honoring both Funders and Fundraisers on National Philanthropy Day

Connection Cafe

Happy Thanksgiving…a week early. We had gathered around the table for a meal, to break bread together, to say thank you.

Three Lessons in Social Media Fundraising


The key here is another point from the report: Social media tends to work best for organizations in an "Action-re?ection-revision-action" There's No Such Thing as Social Media Fundraising. I get a lot of speaking requests, and most of those have to do with social media and fundraising. The Big Guys Don't Always Win.

Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Enjoyed my day in Berkeley yesterday at the Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009. I took a lot of pictures, but not that many turned out.

Foo Camp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just got back from Foo Camp 2009, which was a blast as usual. This actually works out fine, but don't expect to be doing PowerPoint out there!

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Need for the 4Cs Social Media Framework. I have found that first-timer find social media confusing because of two reasons.

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How Many Hours Per Week Should Your Nonprofit Invest in Social Media?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Deciding What Social Media Tools to Use. The truth is that you get out of social media what you put into it. LinkedIn: 5 Hours Weekly.

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2009 Social Media Challenge

Amy Sample Ward

The Social Media Challenge is back again! Tags: challenge fundraising donorschoose education social media The challenge runs throughout October, with hundreds of bloggers and Twitterers rallying to support classroom requests on About

New Orleans here I come! The Social Enterprise Summit 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm getting ready to head to the Social Enterprise Summit 2009 next month in New Orleans. For me, it's about advancing the movement.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are many adhoc Twitter hashtags where nonprofits, foundations, social entrepeneurs, and others are sharing resources or having conversations.

Blogging a crisis: reflecting on some lessons learned

Steve Bridger

The web truly became social for me over those few months. This is a story of a blog. Serious stuff. It was Friday 21 October 2005. Cue sunset.

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. have one or more social networking communities on their own web site. > Download the Social Network Survey Report. How do you like them apples?”.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Arts and Social Media View more presentations from kanter. How do we track and monitor our social media strategy? customer service , .

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Social Learning Isn't Just for Kids: Learning in Public at Conferences and Workshops

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was in Washington, DC where I did a session on social media strategy for a convening of Packard Grantees. Photo by Justin Benttinen.

Need Some Inspiration To Video Blog? Look no further.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Take a quick look around their homebase Web site to easily see their creative use of social media, from bloggers campaigns to Wall Against Hunger.

101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The book is based on their wildly successful presentation and deck, “ 50 Social Media Tactics ” at the BlackBaud Conference in 2009.

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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! We want to create a social learning space or a social media space. It’s about using our social media tools in a way that goes beyond listening, goes beyond conversation. But that’s it. Why is this our pattern?

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.( How can you control what’s being said about your group and your cause? read more ).