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


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. A handy tool to help you shop around for apps.

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100 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits


Well, now it’s time to begin using the tools, technologies, and tactics necessary to meet those goals. These are ideas, tools, and techniques you can implement via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Foursquare, and other social media platforms.

Custom Facebook Landing Tabs Convert 47% of Your Visitors


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%? According to All Facebook Jeff Widman of BrandGlue did some A/B testing.

Zoetica Salon Insights: Social Media Measurement for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What data to collect and how to use to make decisions to improve the effectiveness of your implementation? In other words, how do you measurement as a diagnostic tool ? A Cool Free Tool for Monitoring. Flickr Photo by Jek in the Box. We launched the Zoetica Salon this week.

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?

Are Nonprofits Wasting Time Developing Mobile Apps?


New tools and mobile apps should always be on our radar. According to a June 2010 Nielsen survey of 4,200 people who had downloaded an application in the past 30 days, games were the most downloaded and followed by music, social networking, news and weather, maps, search, video and movies.

Social Media Monitoring in 30 Minutes or Less


With the evolution of the social web and the tools available today you’re able to listen much like you can with your ears in real life. Step Two: Configure the tools. SocialMention is an all-in-one social search tool.

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Tech@State – Civil Society 2.0: Reflections on Networked Nonprofits and Free Agents

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Free agents are also fluent in social media and take advantage of the social media tool set to do everything organizations have always done, but outside of institutional walls. Graphic Recording by OTH Consulting.

Zoetica Salon Summary: A Few Good Social Media Measurement Insights

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

blog posts from Geoff Livingston and Valeria Maltoni about one popular influence measuring tool. Tools. KD Paine’s checklist, step 2, is to select a listening/monitoring tool, an important step in the measuremet process. Photo by M. Schenekenberg.

Verdict in Guatemala Disappearance Case!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The scientifically defensible data in our findings serve as a powerful tool to combat impunity and hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes. HRP director Dr. Patrick Ball developed a plan to collect a multi-stage random sample of the documents and secure the sample data with Benetech's Martus information management tool for careful examination. Just got late-breaking news: the judges just rendered a guilty verdict in the trial I was about to discuss in the following blog post!

5 Ways to Increase Peer-to-Peer Fundraising


Armed with a fundraising page and email tools, peer-to-peer fundraisers turn their family and friends into donors. million in 2010. They reach out to people across the country and around the world.

5 Reasons Why Your Email Got Deleted


First , make sure you are using an emarketing tool that allows you to track all of the basic email statistics (open rates, clicks, actions taken, money raised, etc). Would you be happy with a return of.30

Six Museum-Related Blogs You Might Not Know About That Are Really Good

Museum 2.0

Technology Tools Worth Checking Out Quick Hits Unusual Projects and InfluencesNeed some new inspiration in your feed reader? Here are six little-known blogs I've enjoyed reading this year.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over a century after its inception, over 52,000 people in 1823 places across 17 countries participated in the Christmas Bird Count – using email, web sites, and social media tools. Crowdsourcing 101. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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.

5 Myths about Online Giving | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us 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. Here are five that need to be busted. Older donors don’t give online Wrong. A higher percentage of donors 45 to 54 and 55 to 64 give online than offline. 25% of donors aged 65 and older give both online and offline. Major donors don’t give online Wrong.

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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.

Slacktivism: Why Snopes got it Wrong About Internet Petitions


By creating a central repository for signatures, adding fraud prevention, and making sure those signatures get delivered to Congress and other targets, we created a tool that has forced politicians, businesses and organizations large and small to face the power of their constituents

Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011


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. 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! What fundraising strategies will be a game changer for nonprofits in 2011? What’s on tap for social media and advocacy?

How can we prepare organizational leaders to work in a networked world?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are tools that leaders can learn to use that will help them see the structure of networks as well as models for network stewardship that emerging from practice and evolving through technology. Photo by Eric Eugene Kim. Guest post by Patti Anklam.

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.

Nine Ways Networked Nonprofits Use Slideshare

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As a speaker and trainer , Slideshare, along with wikis, Twitter, and other tools are important part of my trainer’s social media toolbox. NTEN set up an event area on Slideshare for the NTC 2010. Some events have set up branded channels, like the Bar Camp Channel. (5)

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? Do you think your organization has clout or Klout ? Is your organization considered a content curator? Are you a leader or a follower? 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.

Is Social Media Right for Your Organization?

Connection Cafe

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. 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. Social media is a great tool for increasing supporter engagement; a majority of nonprofits have realized this.


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.

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

Vertex Systems

Posted on December 9, 2010 by vertex | 1 Comment Enterprise Resource Planning is a complete software architecture that supports the streaming and distribution of scattered agency-wide data across all departments of the non-profit organization.

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Pick a Small Project First: Before launching a CEO blog or CEO Twitter account, it might make sense for the CEO to start off using the organization's branded account or blog, particularly if they are not very comfortable with the tools or plan to devote a small amount of time. .

9 Ways Nonprofits Can Excel Using Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This concept can be applied to effective social media — having social media be both strategic, laddering up to your program or communication goals as well as using the tools effectively. I urge people to think of the chunks and then the tools.

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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. I believe the vocational are a great job training tool for people with disabilities.

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.

10 Email Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid


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. Consider the following email pitfalls.

2010 Women Who Tech Telesummit

Amy Sample Ward

Date : September 15th, 2010. Topic : Tools and Apps to Energize your Base. Description : I’ll be presenting, along with Corvida Raven and Sarah Dijulio, about different tools and strategies to empower and inspire your community to take action. Tags: 2010 presentation engagement tools womenwhotech wwt Location : Online – [link].


Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Oh, say it ain’t so … but this TechCrunch confirms the demise of one of my favorite tools pointing to this post by Liz Gannes. Delicious got its start because Schacter had created the tool for his own needs. Tools and Tactics

What’s ahead in 2010?

Amy Sample Ward

My Focus for 2010. There are also many technologies, whether they are tools or approaches or actual platforms, that are working to enable collaboration and I’d like to do more to highlight those with interviews and reviews. Your Focus for 2010.

What We Learned at Net:Work — It’s About People


While we have an incredible set of tools at our disposal now, management styles and even company structures will need to change to allow people to be their most productive and for our companies to flourish. How to Manage Consumer-Grade Collaborative Tools in the Workplace.

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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. Helps us move away from tool driven decisions to results.

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


The collaboration tools of tomorrow will need to offer us this same capability. As the popularity and use of social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter continue to grow at staggering rates, we can expect these tools to become more and more a part of everyday business for employees. Your office will extend into this channel, and you'll need tools for you and your employees to manage this extension of your organization's online presence.

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