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. Try out different networks, and then decide which one will do the most for you. Sometimes there’s no getting around a staff increase: since 2010, the U.S.

Birthing a Curriculum for Building a Community


Every org is different and must build its community to work toward its own goals and mission.

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7 Online Fundraising Tips I Learned By Participating in Movember


Using as a home base, participants are encouraged to use their email contacts, work colleagues, social networks, and any other means to promote the cause and raise money. This gave me a great place to experiment with some different fundraising and communication tactics.

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

NonProfit Hub

Separated by just a few lines, which route you go to classify your nonprofit will have a big difference on what type of actions are legal and how you manage your finances. The post The Differences Between a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and Other Tax Exemptions appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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? designate the difference between languages using design. What have you seen work?

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


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. These spots, which also aired on TV, showed us two things: Blog Content: 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.

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


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. As nonprofits, we have to be much more transparent, giving the public access to everything they need to know about who we are, how we do our work, and the impact it makes. What our folks react to, talk about, and share -- and how they do those things -- is different in each space.

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My New Year’s Resolution: Balancing Solitude and Connectedness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

RSS readers worked for us in the early phases of social media, but as more people are connected through social networks and sharing and publishing information, there is more and more information out there. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to reduce distractions.

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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. Crowds are powerful, but you must know how to effectively use them or it can be more work. How Does Your Nonprofit Work With Crowds by Beth Kanter.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

“ For example, during Hunger Action Month in September, Feeding America created a tab on their Facebook page where people could share a different action every day. 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. This works best if you have small network. Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar. View more presentations from womenwhotech. You are invited to a virtual book launch party !

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. Our conversation began with Laura explaining how the Secret Agent L project works. I literally had to leave work. Photo by Rob de la Cretaz "We're so busy.

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. As long as this new design doesn’t affect the ability of your Status Updates to show up in the News Feed (s), then you shouldn’t notice any difference in your Facebook ROI. Are the new Facebook Pages here?

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

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us 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. According to Experian’s Direct Marketing Report 2010 , direct mail advertising represents 52% of total mail volume in the United States.

A Reflection on Networked Professional Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Since I’m working on an array of subjects over the past five years, I have a lot of them in my RSS reader and Twitter lists or I find them via keyword scans.) Key skills and tools may include search on Google, social media channels, and bookmarks. Black-Crowned Night Heron.

Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011


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! I saw (and responded to a few great appeals in 2010) but much nonprofit communication still seems artificial, inauthentic and dare I say boring! Organizations must test appeals to determine which messaging works best.

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. So how can we put the interest in video to work for our organizations, specifically your year-end fundraising? Make a video that answers these questions: What did we do in 2010?

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Making the shift from working as a single organization to one that works in a networked way both inside and outside of institutional walls is not a one-step process. Networked Nonprofits are masters at: Working with “Free Agent&# fundraisers. What works?

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

Museum 2.0

Where Cultural Institutions and Retailers Fall Short and What We Can Learn from Each Other Both museums and stores sometimes commit the sin of not respecting people's intelligence, but they do it in different ways. Are museum visitors "customers?" Are library patrons "shopping?"

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. As CEO of charity:water, Scott is often visiting charity:water projects all over the work. The NASSCOM India Leadership Forum has multiple tracks based on theme.

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. It's evident that social media has become ingrained into our daily lives.

Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011


To answer these questions and more, we at Smart Online™ used this last quarter of 2010 to try and unravel the ‘Technology Trends for Nonprofits’ in 2011. But here are some compelling reasons why a mobile website or a mobile application might work better for your organization: .


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

Vertex Systems

Posted on December 20, 2010 by vertex | 1 Comment We create software to help nonprofits that operate vocational rehabilitation facilities (or sheltered workshops) to handle their client payroll.

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. There's not a lot of work in pinball, and I had a deep secondary interest in unschooling and free-choice learning. Last week marked four years for the Museum 2.0

Have Questions, Not Answers for 2011


Marketing, in particular, social marketing can make all the difference in your organization's work come 2011. This is crucial--and a main reason that social marketing has been found to work--and why, social media marketing can be an effective tactic of social marketing.

Improving Family Exhibitions by Co-Creating with Children

Museum 2.0

For one year, a group of twelve schoolchildren age 9-11 were invited to work with staff at the Wallace Collection to develop a family-focused exhibition using the museum's artifacts. Pouring through these materials, I was struck by several key elements of this project that made it work.

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? I’ve had the pleasure of working with ZER01 , the producer of the 01SJ Biennial , a multi-disciplinary, multi-venue event of visual and performing arts, the moving image, public art, and interactive digital media. Three Models.

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). Dawn Near the Bay of Bengal by Joisey Showaa. Welcome to the new and improved Beth’s Blog !

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. Your Focus for 2010. So, let me know what you’re focusing on in 2010 so that I can have your ideas and highlights on my radar, too.

WomenWhoTech: Social Media ROI Panel

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This panel will discuss realistic metrics and benchmarks any organization can use in their campaigns and ensure that your using the right strategies and tools to listen and engage your audiences on different social networks. Social Media Roi Slidesbk. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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. Bit it also comes with very real obstacles for communication: from translation and language barriers to cultural differences that may impact your programs or reception of your services. 2010 presentation communications nten roundtableLocation : Phone & online chat.

Nine Ways Networked Nonprofits Use Slideshare

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They engage people to shape and share their work in order to raise awareness of social issues, organize communities to provide services or advocate for legislation. Let’s look at the different ways they use slideshare. (1) Slideshare. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Thoughts from EMSA 2010


The week before last, I was lucky enough to attend the Email Marketing Summit Australia 2010 (EMSA). The majority of information was focused on organisations working for profit, but there were a lot of takeaways that are just as relevant in the Nonprofit world as well.

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 I also share some meta reflections or wisdom about what works or doesn't work in using social media for nonprofits. . What are your different types of Tweets?

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. We welcome the important work IBC is doing to correct errors in the SIGACTS coding and to match their database with the SIGACTS data.

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How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the very first bloggers I started reading and having conversations with about social media was Alan Levine (aka CogDog Blog ). Over the years, we have supported each other’s professional work and personal fundraisers before ever meeting in person.

How-to: DIY Community and Content Mapping


Over the last few of years I've had a the opportunity to work with a team of intelligent and thoughtful colleagues, speak at conferences, and collaborate with other facilitators and community builders. Amy Sample Ward, Community Development Manager, TechSoup Global.

Blogging to Support Policy Goals: MomsRising Shares Lessons Learned

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Our website’s blog – which now has over 280 bloggers who publish up to 25 posts per week – has been a powerful tool in our work to create cultural and political change on a range of topics related to family-friendly policies, flexible work and parenting. What Worked.

Foot in the Door: A Powerful Participatory Exhibit

Museum 2.0

I spent last week working with staff at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) on ways to make this encyclopedic art museum more open to visitor participation across programs, exhibitions, and events. But the project also takes a ton of work, especially during intake and installation.

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. When different work groups use the same software, they all speak the same language and can work together more efficiently.