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.

How to Avoid Social Network Burnout

AFP Blog

From Web Worker DailyHow to Avoid Social Network Burnout: "It’s not trending on Twitter just yet, but I’ve noticed recently that a number of individuals I follow are taking breaks from it and other social networks. Some have announced their intentions; others have just gone quiet — and it seems that social network burnout is to blame.".

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Social Network ROI Calculator Update

Frogloop

A couple of years ago I put together the "social network" calculator as a free resource to assess the opportunity cost of recruiting email subscribers and donors online. Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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Social Networks to Replace Email? NOT!!!

Frogloop

She said only 11% of teens email daily and that they are using SMS (or Twitter) and social networks for communications. Interestingly, despite all the protests against Facebook’s privacy policy she also said that people entrust their personal info with social networks.

Will Open Source Social Networks Eventually Replace Facebook?

Frogloop

Has Facebook angered its base so much, that its user base could fizzle out in the next year as more people and nonprofits demand control of their own social data and look to other platforms? What is the Portable Social Graph? Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

5 Trends Shaping the Future of Social Good

AFP Blog

5 Trends Shaping the Future of Social Good: "ocial media has had a profound effect on the way social good organizations approach global problems. From the Red Cross, which used text messages to raise $5 million in relief funds for Haiti, to organizations like micro-lender Kiva, which wouldn’t even exist without the concept of social networking, altruistic organizations and individuals are finding

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Great reads from around the web on January 25th

Amy Sample Ward

Chase Community Giving Contest Ends With Yet More Controversy – Beth's Blog: How Nonprofit Organizations Can Use Social Media to Power Social Networks for Change – Beth Kanter has an excellent post chronicling and compiling many posts and resources, as well as commentary and criticism surrounding the Chase Community Giving contest that just finished. "This Here are my top digital storytelling platforms and tools for your nonprofit to try out in 2010."

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Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011

NTEN

How important is it for them to understand and keep up with the new trends in 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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Determined to Trend - Guest Post by James Leventhal

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: It is strange sometimes how social networks can have your past, present, and future collide. With Twitter and other so called social networking tools, the question of relevance is now in the hands of individuals, the audience even.

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Best Nonprofit Strategies to Utilize in 2010

Frogloop

But what's coming up in 2010? Frogloop asked some of the best nonprofit experts what should organizations focus on in 2010 to be successful in fundraising, online advocacy, online marketing, and social media?

Three Social Media Metrics Every Nonprofit Should Track

Frogloop

Are you measuring the right social media metrics or do you have your head in the sand? Or, you may have experienced shinny-new-social-media-object-of-the-week syndrome – using new social media tools with no real purpose, reason or objective.

The Keys to Fundraising on Foursquare

Frogloop

“If 2009 was the year of the "tweet", 2010 is the year of the "check-in", said Joe Waters, Director of Cause and Event Marketing at Boston Medical Center on this weeks Live Discussion over at the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

Cutting Edge Integrated Social Media Strategies: Download the Presentation

Frogloop

Social action isn't sending a tweet or sharing a petition on Facebook and calling it a day. Social action is about mobilizing people around your issue and turning them into advocates. Are they in our social networks? Care2 Webinars Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

Rules of Social Media Engagement

Frogloop

Yesterday in part one " Measuring the Impact of Your Social Media Program " of this blog series, I discussed the importance of audience reach, how people see your key messages, and how to measure social media reach. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

Email Dominates on Mobile

Frogloop

Despite some predictions, the rise of social networking hasn’t pushed email and instant messaging into obscurity, said the Nielsen report. Americans spend nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs, up from 15.8

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Openness and Engagement: Key Tactics Embraced at PDF Conference

Frogloop

The 2010 PDF (Personal Democracy Forum) was the place to be for nonprofit and political campaigners last week in NYC. Tags: Conferences Nonprofit Events Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Organizing Social Networking Trends

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Tweets to Bring in the Money

Frogloop

Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Want to raise funds via Twitter this holiday season? You’re not alone. But in order to be successful your tweets need to stand out from the rest of the noise on Twitter.

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It's About Impact NOT Influence

Frogloop

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. Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Organizing Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0

How Useful is Social Media to Nonprofits?

Frogloop

No matter where you look, social media is on everyone’s radar. 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.". However, only between 25% and 35% said that they could confirm that they are truly reaching new supporters via these social networks.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

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. So what should the ROI for advocacy groups’ social media programs be and how can we measure them? Measuring Social Media Reach.

What is Jumo? | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking What is Jumo? Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 30th, 2010 Jumo means “together in concert” in Yoruba, a West African language. Tags: nptech , Social Media , Web 2.0

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What Facebook Knows | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking What Facebook Knows Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 7th, 2010 Think about all the things people post on Facebook or any other social networking website.

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Seal the Deal: Confirm Relationships with Social Supporters

Frogloop

So your nonprofit’s staff has drunk the social media Kool -Aid. Even better, ExactTarget’s recent Subscriber’s Fans and Followers report indicates that people say they are more likely to purchase from a brand they Like or Follow on social media sites.

Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011

Frogloop

What’s on tap for social media and advocacy? I saw (and responded to a few great appeals in 2010) but much nonprofit communication still seems artificial, inauthentic and dare I say boring! They should have all their member contact info, lists, events, conferences and webinars, social media, and other files in one location that has an open API environment. What fundraising strategies will be a game changer for nonprofits in 2011?

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Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh, My(Space)! The Fears People and Organizations Have

Frogloop

How You Will Change the World with Social Networking ," a new book from Berrett-Koehler by technologist and nonprofit consultant Deanna Zandt. Those who are reluctant to use social networks to effect change also frequently express fear over lost privacy.

There’s More to Marketing than Social Media

Frogloop

The challenge was seeded years ago, as soon as social media began to take the nonprofit world by storm. But as we’ ve been deluged by social media tools, I’m concerned to see nonprofit marketers forsake the basics to do a ll social media, a ll the time.

Social Media Nonprofit Benchmarks

Frogloop

One of the biggest questions nonprofits have been asking for the past couple of years, is what benchmarks should they be using for social media? The 2010 Nonprofit Benchmarks Report released by NTEN has some great data that nonprofits can use for guidance. Nonprofit Social Media Benchmark Data You Need to Know. According to 1200 nonprofits surveyed: Facebook is the number one used commercial social network by nonprofits. in 2010.

Social Media ROI: The Metrics and Strategies

Frogloop

I've long admired and respected Beth, and I'm a fan of Radian6, a social media monitoring tool. The focus was around the ROI: how to think of the value of social media, the things you need before starting any campaign, and how to measure, analyze and sell campaigns.

Can a Revolution be Tweeted?

Frogloop

Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Will the next revolution be tweeted? But it wont’ stop there. It will also be: * Blogged * Emailed * Photographed * Filmed * Texted * Organized by phone – just reach out and touch someone.

Will the Portable Social Graph Eventually Replace Facebook?

Frogloop

Has Facebook angered its base so much, that its user base could fizzle out in the next year as more people and nonprofits demand control of their own social data and look to other platforms? What is the Portable Social Graph? Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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Blog Picks of the Week

Frogloop

Check out Frogloop's article "Is Your Nonprofit Too Social Media Dependent.". Facebook does the same with its social network functionality. But trends come and go and eventually Facebook will fade out too. E-newsletters Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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Apps and Tools to Energize your Base

Frogloop

Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0This is the thing about online apps and mobile: they are the next big thing for nonprofits today.

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URL Shorteners: Blind(ly) Heading Towards Disaster?

Frogloop

If you thought email radically changed the way nonprofits communicated with constituents online, then social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter may have challenged you even more. Social networking has forced nonprofits to be comfortable with two-way communications, transparency, and adapting to short social conversations using limited character counts. If your nonprofit shares links anywhere (email, social networks, on your own website, etc) using.ly

On Frogloop's Radar

Frogloop

Is Twitter a News Network or a Social Network? A new study concludes that Twitter has evolved more into a news outlet then a social network. This is far lower than the reciprocal rates of typical social media sites, such as Flickr (68 percent).&#.

Best of Association Jam: Association Links for January 2010

Wild Apricot

What will you do in 2010 that you've never done before to help your associations thrive? And appropriately enough, Association Jam's overall top-voted story for the first month of 2010 was Jeff De Cagna's Top Ten 2010 Trends for Associations at Principled Innovation Blog : Not predictions, he says, but "informed estimates of emerging issues" most likely to shape the business environment for associations through the.(

Blog Picks of the Week

Frogloop

Punk Social Media. It’s a time for punk social media.&#. This is an excellent post for the nonprofit community to read because many nonprofits are obsessed with numbers particularly when it comes to social media.

If we’d had Twitter on 9/11

Connection Cafe

I imagine I’d have tweeted our intentions, and queried my network to determine whether anyone needed a ride on our backseat. I don’t know if we’d have welcomed a male passenger we only knew through social networking. Author: Jennifer Darrouzet.

The Networked Nonprofit – #10NTC

Amy Sample Ward

Social networks and social media has busted out of the marketing communications and fundraising silos and changing the way nonprofits deliver programs, manage, and even govern. This session will take a look about these trends and how nonprofits can equipment themselves to be networked nonprofits. What is the Networked Nonprofit? Working through networks allows us to scale social change projects geographically and geometrically.

Comeback Lines to Collaboration Objectors

Frogloop

Last year, my friend and colleague Debra Askanase posted her responses to frequently used objections to using social media that she was fielding from clients. Tags: Social Networking Trends

FourSquare: Novelty or Buzz Worthy?

Frogloop

So, when FourSquare (a location based social network app that tracks your locations and shares it with friends when you “check-in&# to places) emerged as the “next big thing&# at SXSWi , I questioned whether FourSquare could really li ve up to its buzz. Whatever we do, we want to make sure it's actually useful for us and tied to the goals of our social media program, not just buying into "shiny object syndrome," said Lewis. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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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. Social media doesn’t raise money online Wrong. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been successful raising money for Friends Asking Friends events.

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Follow the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference Live

NTEN

in Atlanta, and the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference is already buzzing. 1:30 PM: Unleashing Technology to Advance Social & Economic Development. 3:30 PM: The Networked Nonprofit: Using Social Media to Power Social Networks for Change .