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How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Are we actually making a difference? Your audience isn’t only using social media during the 9am – 5pm work day. By Sacha Evans. Topsy.

Birthing a Curriculum for Building a Community

NetWits

Every org is different and must build its community to work toward its own goals and mission. I’d love to hear about all of it!

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7 Online Fundraising Tips I Learned By Participating in Movember

NetWits

This gave me a great place to experiment with some different fundraising and communication tactics. People Give for Different Reasons.

The Differences Between a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and Other Tax Exemptions

NonProfit Hub

You don’t need to know all of them, so here is an overview of some of the more common options and differences between each. 501(c)(3). 501(c)6.

How Does Participation Work in Multi-Lingual Museums?

Museum 2.0

And this leads to a basic question, one I haven't figured out: how do you encourage visitors to participate when they speak different languages?

I'm on a Horse! Four Lessons From Social Media in 2010

NTEN

Teaser: NTEN friend Janet Fouts -- have you read Social Media Nonprofit Tweet yet? -- invited a few folks to share the big lessons they learned from social media in 2010. This can still work for us. What our folks react to, talk about, and share -- and how they do those things -- is different in each space.

I'm on a Horse! Four Lessons From Social Media in 2010

NTEN

NTEN friend Janet Fouts -- have you read Social Media Nonprofit Tweet yet? -- invited a few folks to share the big lessons they learned from social media in 2010. This can still work for us. What our folks react to, talk about, and share -- and how they do those things -- is different in each space. You know this to be true.

My New Year’s Resolution: Balancing Solitude and Connectedness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robert Scoble outlines different categories of filtering tools that can help you swim through the ocean of noise to find the good stuff.

Crowdsourcing: Measuring the Impact of the Crowd in Funding and Doing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve had the pleasure working with Diana Scearce , from Monitor Institute, who has been facilitating and weaving this network.

Zoetica Salon Summary: Feeding America’s Social Media Measurement Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Another internal challenge is to get the different departments on the same page about what to measure.

Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As you can see there are many different ways to apply social networking analysis to understanding networks. Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar.

Is Social Media Right for Your Organization?

Connection Cafe

Organizations need to stop trying to replicate other social media strategies and develop one that works for their specific needs and opportunities. Why should a social media initiative be any different? Author: Jordan Viator. Guest post from John Chen, @ johnYSchen , DC-based nptechie and nonprofiteer. Why are you doing it?

Is a Sub-Minimum Wage Fair to People with Disabilities? | The.

Vertex Systems

The piece rate means they are paid a set amount of money for each item produced or the productivity for work performed. for that hour.

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Secret Agent L: Covering the Globe with Random Acts of Kindess

Have Fun - Do Good

Laura was anonymous with her project for a year until she held a reveal party and fundraiser in July of 2010. I literally had to leave work.

7 Things Nonprofits Need to Know About the New Facebook Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new design has been in the works for over a year. Are the new Facebook Pages here? Well, yes… kinda, according to Mashable. Facebook

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Just When You Thought Direct Mail Was Dead | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Just When You Thought Direct Mail Was Dead Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 10th, 2010 It’s baaack! What people say and what people actually do are often different. You thought direct mail was dead but it has returned.

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A Reflection on Networked Professional Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Black-Crowned Night Heron. Over the holidays, I took an all too brief social media break to spent time with family. reflection

Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011

Frogloop

I’m discouraged by the amount of time many nonprofits are spending on new tools (like Facebook and Twitter), which may or may not work for fundraising, at the expense of optimizing their own sites! Organizations must test appeals to determine which messaging works best. What’s on tap for social media and advocacy? Mobile!

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Video Can Help Boost Donations in End-Of-The-Year Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We know that video can connect people to the work you do every day in a ways simple text just can’t match. Photo by Fensterbme on Flickr. Enjoy.

How Many Free Agents Does It Take To Change A Nonprofit Fortress?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While other nonprofits, institutions that have been working in a particular way for decades, have more challenges in making the change.

Getting People In the Door: Design Tips from the Retail World

Museum 2.0

Are museum visitors "customers?" Are library patrons "shopping?" The retail analogy falls in and out of fashion in cultural institutions.

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They can provide a human face to your organization's work, a unique viewpoint, and serve as a thought leader in your field. Tips.

Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011

NTEN

But here are some compelling reasons why a mobile website or a mobile application might work better for your organization: . Why Go Mobile?

Nonprofit Software Solutions to Cut Costs and Overcome Budget Cuts.

Vertex Systems

Posted on December 27, 2010 by vertex | 1 Comment You may be facing severe budget cuts. Is there a solution to this problem? And time is money.

How I Got Here

Museum 2.0

I met lovely people in engineering, but I found the work to be too detail-oriented and microscopic in scope to satisfy me. It is lucky.

Social Media: Who Will Do The Work?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Who in our organization is going to do the work? Three Models. How are ever going to find the time to do social media?

Have Questions, Not Answers for 2011

Frogloop

Marketing, in particular, social marketing can make all the difference in your organization's work come 2011. What is social marketing?

Improving Family Exhibitions by Co-Creating with Children

Museum 2.0

Pouring through these materials, I was struck by several key elements of this project that made it work. The museum worked with St.

Welcome to Beth’s Blog for the Next Decade

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One feature is that my photo in the side bar will change according to different themes, so stay tuned). 3129: Total Posts.

What’s ahead in 2010?

Amy Sample Ward

As much as my life is fueled by my work and connections online, it sure was wonderful to unplug and recharge. My Focus for 2010.

WomenWhoTech: Social Media ROI Panel

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If we look at a broader definition of ROI – I see four different “I&# words … Return on Insight. Social Media Roi Slidesbk.

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NTEN Communications Roundtable December 2010

Amy Sample Ward

Date : December 7th, 2010. Description : This month’s Communications Roundtable focuses on communications struggles, lessons, and best practices for working internationally. 2010 presentation communications nten roundtableLocation : Phone & online chat. Related Links : NTEN Roundtables.

Nine Ways Networked Nonprofits Use Slideshare

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Let’s look at the different ways they use slideshare. (1) Slideshare. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. 6) Training. 8) Advocacy.

Thoughts from EMSA 2010

NetWits

The week before last, I was lucky enough to attend the Email Marketing Summit Australia 2010 (EMSA). What information is available?

What type of Tweets get retweeted most? Bites of Wisdom

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These are a few gems that I've bookmarked on delicous and slightly different than those streamed on my blog. (And Ah Ha!

Wikileaks War Data Reveal Underreporting of Iraqi Civilian Casualties

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Depending on the degree of overlap of cases between the sources, the number of deaths that were not reported to any source will differ. Three or more sources would allow us to account for similar (or dissimilar) reporting patterns of the different sources. Jacob Shapiro of Princeton University, presents a parallel argument.

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How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ll look forward to read any reflections from Alan on how this worked. How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook. Introduction. Content.

How-to: DIY Community and Content Mapping

NTEN

The tools and methods here are designed to be flexible and adaptable so that you can make them work for your organization and needs. Read more.

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Blogging to Support Policy Goals: MomsRising Shares Lessons Learned

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

MomsRising Health Reform Blog Carnival – September 2010. What Worked. What Needs More Work & Strategic Thought. Goals.

Foot in the Door: A Powerful Participatory Exhibit

Museum 2.0

The size constraint makes it easy to show lots of work and reinforces the egalitarian vibe of the project.