Get More Twitter Followers Today [Ethically]

NetWits

There are lot’s of not so cool ways to get more Twitter followers. Do a Google Search for “get more Twitter followers today” and you’ll find tactics ranging from paying for new followers to crazy pyramid number schemes to good information that actually works. It can be a bit confusing to figure out and filter through all the not so good resources.

2010 Online Giving Trends

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2010 Online Giving Trends Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on February 15th, 2011 Blackbaud released its 2010 Online Giving Report today. The 2010 Online Giving Report combines findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving with additional multi-year giving data to provide the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. in 2010.

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100 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

NetWits

While it’s easy setup a Twitter account and start tweeting, it’s much more difficult to tie that activity back to outcomes. These are ideas, tools, and techniques you can implement via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Foursquare, and other social media platforms.

Claire Williams Diaz talks Hope140, T.W.E.E.T. and her Passion to Change the World

NetWits

She leads social innovation, philanthropy, and causes at Twitter and Blogs at Claire.us.com. After our panel I got a few minutes to talk to Claire about her work at Twitter and how non-profits can use the information network for good. Meet Claire. This year she joined a few of us for the Ignite Panel at Blackbaud’s conference where we talked about how social media is helping non-profits change the world.

7 Online Fundraising Tips I Learned By Participating in Movember

NetWits

It was interesting seeing which platform (Facebook, Twitter, email, face-to-face, etc.) I could post photos on my giving page, via the Movember iPhone app, and we were definitely encouraged to use them on Twitter and everywhere else.

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25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 10th, 2011 The Chronicle of Philanthropy is not only a great publication, but they also publish some excellent research about online fundraising trends. Recently The Chronicle published data about online giving for 2010. billion online in 2010.

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Zoetica Salon Insights: Social Media Measurement for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Other than that, it is important to have engaged fans in these networks (Twitter/FB) and you should see steady growth, but the number of fans or likes should not be your primary measure.&#. Flickr Photo by Jek in the Box. We launched the Zoetica Salon this week.

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

2010 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report

NTEN

As it turns out, Facebook and Twitter really do count as work. That's right: the survey found that 86% of nonprofits have a presence on Facebook, and 60% are on Twitter, increased percentages over 2009 for both commercial social networks. > We know you're on Twitter.

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. Because I learn something new every fifteen minutes on Twitter, I had a hard time narrowing it down. Because I learn something new every fifteen minutes on Twitter, I had a hard time narrowing it down. NTEN has a Twitter account , a Facebook page , and a LinkedIn Group.

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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. Because I learn something new every fifteen minutes on Twitter, I had a hard time narrowing it down. Every time you cross-post the exact same event announcement on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, you know you're not going about things the best way. On Twitter, anything with a link rules.

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Are Nonprofits Wasting Time Developing Mobile Apps?

Frogloop

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.

Twitter Is A Network Weaver's Best Friend

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was reflecting on that and how Twitter can really facilitate network weaving. Another master at social network analysis and network weaving, gave me some network weaving coaching from Twitter as well - saying that it was important to let everyone know the value of closing the triangle. This past week, June Holley did a brown bag lunch at the Packard Foundation on network weaving and I was lucky enough to learn from her for a few hours! How would I describe June Holley?

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Social Media Monitoring in 30 Minutes or Less

NetWits

Twitter search is your best friend for finding out what’s going on in the real time conversation world of microblogging. TweetBeep is a good backup to capture mentions of your brand on Twitter.

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The Big Twitter Question

Frogloop

Data from Comscore Nonprofit marketers should evaluate Twitter once again. The network suffered a bad year in 2010 which saw it lose a lot of ground , and become relegated to a second tier network behind Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn in user visits.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On the stage with me were two of my favorite free agents, Mark Horvath (next to me on stage) and Shawn Ahmed (virtually through Twitter and video). On the stage with me were two of my favorite free agents, Mark Horvath (next to me on stage) and Shawn Ahmed (virtually through Twitter [.].

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You may be wondering if that means that your executive director and CEO needs to write a blog or have their own Twitter account to share their wisdom. She uses Twitter to share what's going on at NTEN, announce new initiatives, and have conversations with NTEN members.

5 Ways to Increase Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

NetWits

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

5 Reasons Why Your Email Got Deleted

NetWits

In fact, I’d probably not get much traffic or have many people share it on Twitter or Facebook. “5 Twitter only let’s you type 140 characters. Would you be happy with a return of.30 cents per email address when asking your supporter based for money through an email appeal?

Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some examples: A follower on Twitter or someone you’re following. What I’m most interested is how to use social network analysis and the various tools to better understand your network on Twitter or Facebook or elsewhere. Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dan Michel, Digital Marketing Manager, Feeding America Twitter: @dpmichel. We saw a lot of interest and click thrus from Twitter particularly.&# Social Media Measurement is this month’s theme on the Zoetica Salon hosted on my blog Facebook page.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, you can use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, to support engaging crowds to participate in the activity. Crowds create original works of knowledge or art. The Royal Opera used Twitter to crowdsource a new opera. Crowdsourcing 101.

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. I also leave my email address, and then my Twitter handle, @SecretAgentL , because I'm on Twitter all the time. Photo by Rob de la Cretaz "We're so busy.

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 sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been successful raising money for Friends Asking Friends events.

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

NonProfit Trends

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

Tweets to Bring in the Money

Frogloop

Want to raise funds via Twitter this holiday season? But in order to be successful your tweets need to stand out from the rest of the noise on Twitter. Today I’m going to share examples from Twitter – both good and bad.

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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.

Seven Tips to Optimize Your Twitter Page

NTEN

Twitter is meant to improve communication, not just by limiting you to 140 characters, but also using the limited space in your profile page. What other tips do you suggest for optimizing your twitter page? mam nptech nten Social Media twitter Communications

Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011

Frogloop

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! 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

Social media in its many forms – blogs, Twitter, social networking sites, wikis, etc. – Photo by Eric Eugene Kim. Guest post by Patti Anklam.

Measuring the Impact of Your Social Media Program

Frogloop

How many Twitter followers you have, how many Facebook fans (likes) and friends you have, MySpace friends, etc. For a more detailed analysis of your Twitter audience size and growth rates, check out TwitterCounter.com.

What type of Tweets get retweeted most? Bites of Wisdom

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Crowdsourcing Questions: I use this when I'm developing training materials, particularly for case studies or sometimes for demos of Twitter as a crowdsourcing tools. Some Resources: Just getting started with Twitter? Also, see my Twitter Primers or WeAreMedia.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social media is not my problem: I have over a quarter million followers on Twitter, 10,800 subscribers on YouTube, and 2.1 Personal Democracy Forum: Rethinking Nonprofits. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Is Social Media Right for Your Organization?

Connection Cafe

Social media has the power to bring your organization up in an instant (see Social Media Campaign Gives NBC’s Chuck a Fighting Chance ); it also has the power to bring you down just as fast (see Skittles Twitter campaign) if not done properly. Signing up for a Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, or YouTube account is free. Author: Jordan Viator. Guest post from John Chen, @ johnYSchen , DC-based nptechie and nonprofiteer.

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. Twitter = 827.

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.

Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011

NTEN

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. Our survey showed that 91% of our respondents use Facebook, 63% use Twitter, 45% use YouTube and 35% use LinkedIn, amongst other media.

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9 Ways Nonprofits Can Excel Using Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I started my talk with a story about why I liked Twitter: It allows me to connect with people in my professional field and have a great conversations or ad hoc collaborations that improve practice. Examples: San Jose Opera use of #Operaplot Twitter Hashtag.

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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. Vertex Systems Poll Recent Articles 16 Twitter Tools for Nonprofits Feb.

Twitter: this time it’s personal

Steve Bridger

Rachel Beer invited me to share a post prior to the 8th NFPtweetup on September 15th, so here goes… Many scoff at those of us who love Twitter, and frankly I couldn’t care less. – with some suggestions on how to convince colleagues of the value of Twitter.