Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011

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Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us. Join us as we talk about the latest social good initiatives underway at Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and YouTube while also seeing how non-profit organizers are using these tools to change the world.

SXSW 2011: David J. Neff talks Social Media Fundraising with Frank Barry

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While at SXSW 2011 I had the chance to talk with David J. Watch the Video from SXSW 2011. SXSW 2011: David J. Online Fundraising Social Media Video Series #nptech Facebook fundraising Non-Profit nonprofit social media Social Media Tools sxsw Twitter

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39 Questions Your Nonprofit Can Answer with Facebook Insights

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This is a guest post by the one and only Nonprofit Facebook Guy – John Haydon (also a good buddy of mine). How active are Facebook users with our Page? How many Facebook users (fans and non-fans interacted with my Page this month? Subscribe to the RSS feed ›.

2011 Online Giving Trends and 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today

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In our 2011 Online Giving Report we’ve combined findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving with additional multi-year giving data, which allows us to pull out a very rich set of insights. Here’s a few of the highlights … Key 2011 Online Giving Trends Include.

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2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey

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There’s always great information in the newsletter, but this time around I’m particularly excited because the focus is social networking for non-profits (something that, if you read this blog regularly, you know I’m very passionate about) and the 2011 Social Networking Survey.

Facebook: Is it Worth your Nonprofit’s Time?

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How much time should your nonprofit spend engaging with their “fans” on Facebook? Idealware who surveyed over 500 nonprofit staff members about their Facebook usage and goals may have answers to some of the questions organizations have been seeking. Facebook Increases Event Turnout.

February 2011 Community Builder Chat Wrap-Up #CommBuild

Amy Sample Ward

Britten @CROutwardBound : I know some companies, Social Media Examiner for example, replies to Facebook/blog posts as themselves which makes it seem a lot more personal while still preserving supposed titles.

Is Facebook Good for Fundraising?

Frogloop

The topic of this particular podcast was how nonprofits can best use Facebook. One thing Tony and I talked about was the difference between fundraising with Facebook and collecting donations with Facebook and how understanding the difference is absolutely critical.

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10 Recent Upgrades to Facebook Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook has been making a flurry of changes to the functionality of Facebook Profiles, Facebook Pages, Facebook Community Pages, and Facebook Places Pages over the last two months. Sharing quality, engaging content is now more important than ever on Facebook.

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Revenue, Retention and Reactivation: Findings from the 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Report

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Download The 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance Report to learn more about the 6% revenue growth and other key performance indicators of annual funds at more than 100 public and private institutions. Or just stalk them on Facebook.

Facebook users no longer have to “like” your Page (and what that means)?

SocialFish

Up until Tuesday the only people that could comment on or like content on a Facebook page were fans of that Page. Now Facebook eliminated that requirement , allowing anyone (fans and nonfans) the ability to engage with a Facebook Page.

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Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Status Updates

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today was the big announcement at the F8 Conference about the new dramatic, life altering changes in the Facebook Platform. The big change will be how Facebook profiles are becoming fuller “timelines” of a one’s life. Changed Environment: Facebook Becomes The Internet.

Idealware’s Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide, Updated for 2011

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through tools like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, you can post information, encourage comments and get feedback. Simply putting up a Facebook page or sharing a video on YouTube isn’t likely to do much good. Guest post by Laura Quinn.

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How to create Facebook covers for your nonprofit (template included)

John Haydon

By now you’re probably aware that your Facebook profile has automatically been upgraded to the new timeline layout, which features a large cover at the very top. ” Notice that there is no hard-sell pitch for donations (which could violate Facebook’s TOC ).

6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

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Articles on TechCrunch and AllFacebook revieiwng this data seem to focus on Facebook ‘s stronghold on the clickthroughs of shared links, at 38% of all links shared by social means. 3) Facebook Is Not The Only Social Network.

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How To Use The New Facebook Insights (Video Tutorial)

John Haydon

Here’s a video tutorial covering all of the reports in Facebook’s new version of Insights. For more information and definitions read my post over at The Nonprofit Facebook Guy , and download Facebook’s PDF guide.

Facebook nuked the “like” button, now what?

John Haydon

Up until Tuesday the only people that could comment on or like content on a Facebook page were fans of that Page. Now Facebook eliminated that requirement , allowing anyone (fans and nonfans) the ability to engage with a Facebook Page. Facebook engagement

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

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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.

17 Ways to Resuscitate a Fading Facebook Page

John Haydon

If your Facebook Page no longer has the growth and activity it did when you first launched the Page, you’re not alone. Promote Your Page in Emails - Hopefully you haven’t been neglecting your email list in addition to your Facebook Page. Think Hashtag chats but on Facebook.

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Let’s dissect an act of sense-making using Facebook Insights. Your Facebook Insights analytics programs is most likely going to give you some “associated metrics.” [link].

16 Ways To Get More Comments On Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

Getting fans to comment on your Facebook Page can take a lot of time and effort. And it can sometimes be painful seeing other Facebook Pages who make engagement look easy. But even the most active Facebook Page walls began from a standing start. Facebook fans hate homework.

Is Measuring Your Facebook Edgerank Useful?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over on my Facebook Page and during recent Leveraging Social Media Peer Group discussions , there have been questions about Edgerank and colleague Devon Smith has been experimenting. Edgerank Is To Facebook As Pagerank is to Google. Engagement Measurement Facebook

Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site

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Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? percent of the entire American population is on Facebook. Twitter is different than Facebook, and Facebook is different than LinkedIn. Make introductions on Facebook.

How to convert your Facebook Profile into a Facebook Page

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How to Back Up Your Facebook Profile Data from Emily Garman on Vimeo. I posted this link on my Facebook page and it generated a lot of comments, so I thought I’d cross post it here. How to Back Up Your Facebook Profile Data from Emily Garman on Vimeo.

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Five Recent Upgrades to Facebook Pages Your Nonprofit May Not Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook has been making a flurry of changes to the functionality of Facebook Pages, Facebook Community Pages, and Facebook Places Pages over the last few weeks. If not, you can now “Add&# official Facebook Pages by selecting them from a pop-down menu.

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Is the New Facebook “People Talking About” Metric As Meaningless as Number of Likes?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mari Smith pointed to this blog post from All Facebook explaining the metric and how it has been implemented in apps. Photo by lecercle.

2011 Nonprofit Social Networking Survey ?

Frogloop

Please take just 10 minutes now to complete this 3 rd annual survey , and help us compile an updated snapshot of nonprofits and their use of social networks - commercial social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube, and organizational house (private label) social networks. The survey results will be compiled and presented at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference in March 2011.

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Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Exploring the Latest Millennial Research

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. They recommend you begin with email before you branch into social media, like facebook or mobile. This session focuses on Millennial Donors, with Angela White from JGA presenting.

What the Research Says About Increasing Facebook Engagement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This post summarizes some findings from a recent research report about increasing engagement on Facebook and a couple of conversations about applying the research over on my blog Facebook page. Don’t Automate All Your Facebook Posts. Engagement Research Studies Faceboo

Channel Surfing: A News Roundup

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Although the findings of the recently released 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report haven’t changed much since the last edition three years ago, its release has (re)fueled the conversation fire in the #nptech community. flickr.com/photos/mikebaird.

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The discussion about the recent changes on Facebook has focused mostly around what it means for individuals, particularly the tension between openness and privacy. Many people are wondering what it means for nonprofit brands using Facebook as one of their marketing channels.

Study: Using 3rd Party Apps Decreases Facebook Engagement by 70%

Frogloop

Facebook’s algorithm has always been tricky for marketers to figure out. And now a n ew study by Applum, the developer behind Page tool EdgeRank Checker says that using 3 rd party apps like Hootsuite to post Facebook updates decreases comments and Likes by 70%.

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Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]

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Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube? of the entire American population use Facebook. 42.3% Twitter has over 16 million users. YouTube is the second most used search engine in the world.

When Is One Million Fans on Facebook Worth More Than A Million Bucks?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

the Humane Society of United States reached 1 million fans on its Facebook Page. Facebook alone doesn’t do get an engaged crowd that takes action. Take for example her very useful tips about how to activate Facebook Fans to share and take action.

9 Internet Marketing Statistics from the Business World

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67% of B2B companies and 41% of B2C companies have acquired a customer through Facebook. The number of marketers who say Facebook is “critical” or “important” to their business has increased 83% in just 2 years.

What the Facebook Subscribe Feature Means to Nonprofit News Sharing

Frogloop

On Wednesday, Facebook rolled out a subscribe feature that should be of interest to nonprofits because it may make it easier for organizations to interact with people on a personal level. Most organizations have a branded page that Facebook users can like.

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Likes on Facebook Are Not A Victory: Results Are!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, they do not count “likes” on Facebook as victory. Notes Kristen, “Social Media channels like Twitter and Facebook are important to us because we sharing those stories directly with targeted members of Congress. Source: Social Media Propaganda Posters by Aaron Wood.

The Power of Social Fundraising and Friends Asking Friends [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Twitter and Facebook updates convert roughly 0.25 Register for our Social Fundraising Newsletter and immediately get access to the full reports used to construct this INFOGRAPHIC.

14 surefire ways to engage Facebook users

John Haydon

———————————— The secret to a successful Facebook page is a highly engaged community. Here are a few examples of how to engage fans on your Facebook page, but feel free to get creative. Use Facebook’s Events.

Five Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Fan Base

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A Few Words of Caution: Small to medium-sized nonprofits should take Facebook case studies and best practices based on the success of large nationally and internationally well-known nonprofits (with huge email lists and multiple communications and development staff) with a heavy dose of skepticism.