Video Interview: Facebook for Nonprofits by Randi Zuckerberg

NetWits

I spent some time with Randi Zuckerberg while at South by South West Interactive 2010. Randi works on a number of initiatives for Facebook – one of those being focused on Facebooks involvement in helping nonprofits. All the while she acts as the unofficial Facebook correspondent for CNN She also works on things related to marketing, politics and current events.

100 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

NetWits

Hopefully your nonprofit is pretty far down the social media strategy rabbit hole at this point. We created these presentations for Blackbaud’s Conference for Nonprofits , and they were inspired by the amazing work we see organizations doing everyday.

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Building a Facebook Fanpage – Part 1 – The Background Info

NetWits

This is Part I of my guide to creating a Facebook fanpage for nonprofits. We’re going to use a fan page that I recently set up as an example of how to set up a page. So stage one – Register and make it clear what you are about

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Custom Facebook Landing Tabs Convert 47% of Your Visitors

NetWits

According to All Facebook Jeff Widman of BrandGlue did some A/B testing. As you explore, start looking at ways to make the tool work for you and check out how others (non-profits and for-profits) are getting creative with the capabilities Facebook gives them. Where’d I get 47%?

7 Things Nonprofits Need to Know About the New Facebook Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Are the new Facebook Pages here? The new Pages accidently went live yesterday for a few minutes before Facebook was ready, but just long enough to let the genie out of the bottle. That said, there are seven things that nonprofits need to know about the new Facebook Pages.

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Don’t Merge Your Nonprofit Facebook Page With Places Page

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, we heard from Ivan Boothe about a concern with merging Facebook pages with Facebook Places. He agreed to write a guest post. Guest Post: Don’t Merge Your Nonprofit Facebook Page With Places Page by Ivan Boothe. What’s in it for Facebook?

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Are Nonprofits Wasting Time Developing Mobile Apps?

Frogloop

As nonprofit campaigners, it's our job to engage our constituency, move them up the ladder of engagement, and of course raise more money. But have nonprofit camaigners in the US been drinking too much Kool-aid these past couple of years and putting too much faith in mobile apps?

7 Online Fundraising Tips I Learned By Participating in Movember

NetWits

It was interesting seeing which platform (Facebook, Twitter, email, face-to-face, etc.) So now that it’s over, I wanted to share some thoughts that might help you and your nonprofit.

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Facebook is Great, but Does it Really Work for Fundraising?

NetWits

Heading in to 2011 most nonprofits (92%), regardless of organization size are using at least one social network like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and close to nine out of ten nonprofits (89%) have a presence on Facebook – up from 74% in 2009.

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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.

10 Most Popular Posts of 2010

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Google searches likely had a big effect because other posts got a lot more buzz on Twitter and Facebook. Best to you and your nonprofit in 2011! Three iPhone Apps that Every Nonprofit Needs to Know About. HOW TO: Add Your Nonprofit to Jumo (and Why You Should). 10 Social Media Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (and How To Track Them). 10 Twitter Apps for Nonprofits. Five Most Common Mistakes Made by Nonprofit Admins on Facebook.

When In Doubt, Hit Something!

NetWits

Funny enough, the same advice works for the nonprofit trying to get out there in social media ( twitter , facebook , foursquare , etc.). …to quote my high school football coach. Very often the challenge is getting started

5 Myths about Online Giving | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Myths about Online Giving Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 1st, 2010 There are so many myths about online giving. 77% of nonprofits had at least one online gift of $1,000 or more last year. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been successful raising money for Friends Asking Friends events.

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Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Outlook 2010

Tech Soup Blog

Continuing a series of posts on tips and tricks for Microsoft Office, this month we're tackling Outlook 2010. We use Outlook across our entire nonprofit here at the TechSoup offices, and we can even use an Outlook web app to check our work email from home.

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. In the interest of time (and for the sake of those who will start shaking if this post keeps them from Facebook for more than seven minutes), I narrowed it down to four: Lesson One: I'm on a Horse. NTEN has a Twitter account , a Facebook page , and a LinkedIn Group.

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An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity have lunch with Libby Leffler who works on strategic partnerships at Facebook with nonprofits. I sat down for an interview to learn more about her work at Facebook and tips for nonprofits. What is your current job at Facebook?

Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011

Frogloop

What fundraising strategies will be a game changer for nonprofits in 2011? Frogloop asked some of our favorite nonprofit campaigners and experts to give us their thoughts and predictions. Apps are fine, but nonprofits seriously need to invest in mobile versions of their sites. The new always-on, always-accessible, always-mobile nonprofit is enabled by cloud applications that allow for true productivity from anywhere!

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. In the interest of time (and for the sake of those who will start shaking if this post keeps them from Facebook for more than seven minutes), I narrowed it down to four: Lesson One: I'm on a Horse. NTEN has a Twitter account , a Facebook page , and a LinkedIn Group.

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8 New Facebook Social Plugins And How They’ll Socialize Your Nonprofit Website

John Haydon

On Monday I shared with you my initial thoughts on how Facebook will change how we all experience and use the internet – and how this change will impact your nonprofit. Allow them to engage with current Facebook friends about your cause – on your website.

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Social Media Monitoring in 30 Minutes or Less

NetWits

You may agree with this or not, but I think it’s safe to say that the skill of listening online is one that all nonprofits should learn – it’s essential for anyone who wants to harness the power of the social web in their online strategy.

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Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar. Join Allison Fine and me on June 21st at 1-2 PM PST/4-5 PM EST for the launch of The Networked Nonprofit published by Jossey-Bass. Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar View more presentations from womenwhotech.

Zoetica Salon Summary: A Few Good Social Media Measurement Insights

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Zoetica Salon is a free online space for informal peer learning about nonprofits and social media. It is a place to share resources and ask and answer questions. Many nonprofit social media managers shared tips and advice. Photo by M. Schenekenberg.

Revolutionize Your Website with the Facebook Like Button

NetWits

Over the past few months you’ve probably noticed the Facebook like button on at least a few of the websites you frequent. Is your nonprofit using the Facebook Like button ? To date, over 1 million sites use the Facebook Like button.

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Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011

NTEN

How should nonprofits position themselves in this ever changing world of technology? 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.

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What is Your Nonprofit’s Holiday Content Strategy for Facebook?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What is Your Nonprofit’s Holiday Content Strategy for Facebook? Recently, I noticed a trend on what major retailers were doing on their Facebook pages for the holiday season. This post is how we could translate some of these tactics to nonprofit social media strategies.

Four Facebook Deal types and what they mean for your nonprofit

SocialFish

A survey conducted in February of 2010 by MerchantCircle found that roughly 32% of small businesses are using Facebook Places to market their businesses. This allowed local REI stores to implement a cause marketing program that gave back to local nonprofits across the United States !

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Media Measurement is this month’s theme on the Zoetica Salon hosted on my blog Facebook page. The conversation was fast and intense on Facebook, so that’s why I’m taking the time to summarize out here.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It was good opportunity for me to look back at the crowdsourcing chapter in our book, The Networked Nonprofit , and update the examples and thinking. The presentation was followed by a discussion about how one might evaluate efforts to engage crowds. Crowdsourcing 101.

9 Ways Nonprofits Can Excel Using Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the reasons I made a commitment to blogging about professional topics regularly was because I was inspired by Marnie’s nonprofit technology blog, ext. David was interested in learning more about what American nonprofits were doing with social media, he asked me for some advice.

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How Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ Raised over $10M in 1 Day!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note From Beth: Last year I covered Give to the Max Day and the impressive results. This year before the event Jeff Achen write a post sharing their strategy for 2010. This guest post discusses the results. Facebook = 21,865. Linked from a nonprofit website = 5,872.

HOW TO: Merge Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Community Page with Your Official Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Most nonprofit’s have no idea that they likely have a Facebook Community Page. Launched in 2010, the purpose of community pages are still mostly unknown although a sound hypothesis would be that their existence is now connected to the recently launched Facebook Graph Search.

Say What? Build a Social Media Listening Dashboard for Your Nonprofit

NetWits

I just got back from the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , where listening was top of mind: Listening to the amazing speakers, listening to the #nptech community , and listening to all the great ideas floating around the halls of the Washington Hilton.

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

Vertex Systems

The SocialPath The Vertex Systems Newsletter Skip to content Home ← Why Your NonProfit Should Avoid Social Media Iowa Nonprofit to Repay $40,000 → Is a Sub-Minimum Wage Fair to People with Disabilities? Vertex Systems Poll Recent Articles 16 Twitter Tools for Nonprofits Feb.

How Useful is Social Media to Nonprofits?

Frogloop

The big question nonprofits ask is, how useful is social media? In an attempt to help nonprofits answer that question, Idealware , in partnership with NOI , recently released " The Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide.". According to Idealware’s survey of over 750 nonprofit staffers: Almost 80% "think" that they reach new supporters using Facebook, Twitter, video sharing sites like YouTube, and blogging.

Nine Ways Networked Nonprofits Use Slideshare

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Please join me on June 21st from 1-2 PM PST for the virtual launch of The Networked Nonprofit. These are my notes for webinar about Nonprofits and Slideshare , a social site where community members share presentations, documents and pdfs. How is your nonprofit using Slideshare?

The Future of the Nonprofit Office: Working from Home v2.0

NTEN

By Grant Howe, VP Research and Development, Nonprofit Solutions, Sage Business Solutions. What will the nonprofit office of the future look like? Corporations and nonprofits alike are rapidly embracing the practice of letting employees work remotely. TechSoup utilizes the Second Life environment for meetings and has created the Non-Profit Commons area for use by all nonprofits. Howe has presented at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) since 2009.

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Measuring the Impact of Your Social Media Program

Frogloop

As nonprofits and advocacy groups delve deeper into social media, the need to assess their return on investment (ROI) is critical. How many Twitter followers you have, how many Facebook fans (likes) and friends you have, MySpace friends, etc.

How can your nonprofit benefit from Facebook Places?

John Haydon

——————————– You’re probably aware that Facebook released a location-based tagging feature a couple of weeks ago called “Places&# that works similarly to FourSquare or Gowalla. But what about your nonprofit?

Closing the Loop Between Social Media and Offline Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While I was debating between chocolate chocolate chip and coconut pineapple 95% fat free flavors , I noticed a small sandwich board sign promoting Fenton's Facebook Page. While these methods are geared for small business, they could be easily used by nonprofits.

The Future of (Nonprofit) Television

NTEN

It's important that nonprofits understand the world we're entering right now, a world that will fundamentally change how we communicate with our constituents. Until recently, television had very little to do with nonprofit organizations and their missions. The only nonprofits on TV were the large, child sponsorship organizations running direct response ads --or, if they got lucky, a local organization covered on the local news. Get a YouTube Nonprofit Channel.