100 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits


Hopefully your nonprofit is pretty far down the social media strategy rabbit hole at this point. Well, now it’s time to begin using the tools, technologies, and tactics necessary to meet those goals. Below you’ll find 100 social media tactics for your nonprofit.

Birthing a Curriculum for Building a Community


But we want to give nonprofits with limited resources access to quality tools and training that will allow them to build a house social network even if they don’t have a big budget or a social networking guru on staff.

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Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


And that includes nonprofits, membership associations and organizations. Ever since the American Red Cross and Humane Society adopted a texting campaign to raise awareness and collect donations for the Haiti Earthquake in 2010, other nonprofits have followed suit and to great success.

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Zoetica Salon Insights: Social Media Measurement for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There have been a lot of questions about customized Facebook landing pages and my business partner at Zoetica, Kami Huyse, wrote this fantastic summary of the resources shared. This post harvests some of the insights shared about social media measurement and nonprofits.

Are Nonprofits Wasting Time Developing Mobile Apps?


As nonprofit campaigners, it's our job to engage our constituency, move them up the ladder of engagement, and of course raise more money. New tools and mobile apps should always be on our radar.

My New Year’s Resolution: Balancing Solitude and Connectedness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are also new and more sophisticated tools that we can add to our toolbox to deal with the resulting information overload. Robert Scoble outlines different categories of filtering tools that can help you swim through the ocean of noise to find the good stuff.

Twitter as an Advocacy Tool

NCE Social Media

The Chronicle of Philanthropy hosted an online forum led by Claire Diaz Ortiz , Twitter’s top person working with nonprofits on social innovation. The forum focused specially on how to use Twitter as an advocacy tool.

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5 Myths about Online Giving | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

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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.

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. It's a good tool for managing email, calendars, and tasks in the office setting. Looking for tips and tricks on other Office 2010 products?

Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011


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. It's time to start really thinking about how we can use geo-location tools to show our impact, engage volunteers and donorswherever they are, in context.

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Social Media Monitoring in 30 Minutes or Less


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. Step Two: Configure the tools.

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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. Tools. Photo by M. Schenekenberg.

Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

Tech Soup Blog

And nonprofits and lots of others working to benefit the public can use its tools to be able to do their work better. Ushahidi's tools help others act for transparency, justice, crisis response, and human rights. New Ushahidi Services for Nonprofits.

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?

Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011


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.

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.

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.

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


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.

How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook. Last year, Alan invited me to keynote the New Media Consortium ’s virtual conference to talk about the future of social and nonprofits. And, of course, to revisit my Cute Dog Theory and see how it applies to Networked Nonprofits.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At the end of the month, we could gauge our share of conversation in the hunger through listening tools. “ Using Radian 6 , a listening tool, they do a pre/post share of Conversation about hunger. Dan Michel, Digital Marketing Manager, Feeding America Twitter: @dpmichel.

Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools


Mapping applications that used to require sophisticated software and time-intensive training to create can now be completed in a matter of minutes with user-friendly tools. Maps are a tool for visualizing data about place, much like charts are tools for visualizing numeric and financial data.

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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. They designed and created all of the amazing pages and tools on GiveMN.

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this month, when Instagram announced its user community had grown to more than 400 million, it reminded me that I needed to update my curated collection of Instagram for Nonprofit resources. Nonprofit Examples and Getting Started or Rebooting A Strategic Approach. Tool Box.

16 Twitter Tools for Nonprofits | The SocialPath

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Unemployment Rate for People with Disabilities 16 Twitter Tools for Nonprofits Posted on March 21, 2011 by vertex | Leave a comment Most social services agencies are not using Twitter (or any social media, for that matter!)

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.

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


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. The collaboration tools of tomorrow will need to offer us this same capability.

Nonprofit Mapping 101: Use Maps to Tell Your Org's Stories


One of the hardest things to describe about Africa is the sheer size of the place. "How could it take 32 hours to get from one city to another?"

It's About Impact NOT Influence


Or are social media ranking tools an example of more kool-aid mix being added to the overflowing punch bowl? As more nonprofits get aggressive with their social media outreach, they are starting to take cues from the business sector about their own influence and finding “those influentials&# that they think are going to produce magical results. Volunteers - Is your nonprofit generating volunteers? Do you think your organization has clout or Klout ?

Frustrated with online project management tools

Judi Sohn

It seems obvious that there should be a tool we can use to help us here. I have spent the last week or two trying more of these online project management tools than I can count. We have other tools, I want to avoid duplication as much as possible. I am tearing my hair out.

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

Connection Cafe

Additionally, there is often a demand on advocacy’s return on investment (ROI) by nonprofit boards, donors, and CEOs. These realities make it more evident that each nonprofit needs a unified voice, powerful enough to withstand the process of making policy. 2010).

How Nonprofits Can Get More Donations

The SocialPath

Many of our nonprofit clients have their own websites. However, our customers and many other nonprofits are not using their website as an effective tool – a tool that could generate even more donations. We have a few tips to help make sure your nonprofit agency gets the most out of your website. What tales can your nonprofit spin? And many of these organizations depend on donations to further their vision and their mission.

The Future of (Nonprofit) Television


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.

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Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile


The biggest barrier nonprofits face in raising money via “text to donate&# campaigns is the price tag associated with setting up campaigns through a mobile app vendor who not only works with nonprofits but with mobile carriers like AT&T. Nonprofits Should Also Know: Mobile vendors will charge a one-time setup fee ranging from $3000 to $10,000. Nonprofits are legally permitted to collect donations only ranging between $5 and $10.

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Is Social Media Right for Your Organization?

Connection Cafe

Guest post from John Chen, @ johnYSchen , DC-based nptechie and nonprofiteer. Don't have management buy-in Social media, like any other communications tool requires buy-in from management. It’s a tool to be used to achieve a goal. If you want your social media efforts to succeed, adopt the tool into your daily efforts. Author: Jordan Viator. It's evident that social media has become ingrained into our daily lives.

What is ERP Software for Non-Profits? | The SocialPath

Vertex Systems

People with Disabilities Unemployment Rate Nonprofit Client Payroll from Vertex → What is ERP Software for Non-Profits? Since profit is not a motive, the streamlining tools in an ERP system would be wasted. Vertex Systems Poll Recent Articles 16 Twitter Tools for Nonprofits Feb.

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here are some good examples of CEO and Executive Director use of social media in the US social sector: Holly Ross is the executive director of NTEN, the nonprofit technology network in the US. The NASSCOM India Leadership Forum has multiple tracks based on theme.

Nonprofit Software Solutions to Cut Costs and Overcome Budget Cuts.

Vertex Systems

The SocialPath The Vertex Systems Newsletter Skip to content Home ← Iowa Nonprofit to Repay $40,000 Upcoming Vocational Rehab Payroll Webinars → Can Your Nonprofit Survive Budget Cuts? Posted on December 27, 2010 by vertex | 1 Comment You may be facing severe budget cuts.

10 Email Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid


Which of these is your Nonprofit guilty of committing? There are many low cost online tools that can help you track email results. As we move into the last month of the year, let’s take a quick look at how you can improve your email newsletters and appeals in 2011.

NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption


The grant will support NTEN's work to educate technology leaders about the evolving role of technology in nonprofit work, and beyond that, to produce research and training on cloud technologies and data management, visualization, and collaboration. You can read the official press release , but we thought you might rather read what a few members have to say: Peter Campbell, Earthjustice - Every resource NTEN gets is a resource passed on to nonprofits like Earthjustice, the one I work for.

NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption


The grant will support NTEN's work to educate technology leaders about the evolving role of technology in nonprofit work, and beyond that, to produce research and training on cloud technologies and data management, visualization, and collaboration. David Krumlauf, Pierce Family Foundation - NTEN provides a place of learning, sharing and understanding for thousands of people involved in nonprofit technology worldwide.