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Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011


Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us. It’s that time again. Here’s the detail … ?Title:

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


While at SXSW 2011 I had the chance to talk with David J. Watch the Video from SXSW 2011. SXSW 2011: David J. Neff. Camera.

My Three Words for 2011: Seek, Sense, and Share

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My Three Words for 2011 inspired by Harold Jarche's Networked Learning Model. Then, try to think in even broader terms.

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New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

—– I’m really excited by tools that enable digital or transmedia storytelling. Do you have a hyperlocal online network/space?

6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing


Internet Marketing and Communication Search Engine Optimization Social Media #nptech Non-Profit Share This social media Social Media Tools Stats

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What’s in your social media measurement tool box and why?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social media measurement tools give you data. Measurement tools or perhaps more accurately, social analytics tools collect that data.

Unleash your curation creativity: 4 cool storytelling tools


I’ve been playing with a slew of storytelling tools lately. Implementation cool toolsSTORIFY. Topic: Champions League Final).

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. Guest post by Laura Quinn.

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Using Social Media to Put a Face on Homelessness with Mark Horvath


While at SXSW 2011 I had a got a few minutes to catch up with Mark. SXSW 2011: Mark Horvath Talks about InvisiblePeople.TV

Why Online Donors are Worth More than Offline Donors [INFOGRAPHIC]


In 2011, online giving was up 13% on a year-over-year basis when large International Affairs organizations are removed from the analysis.

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


If you’re lucky enough to have a decent budget, you can look into social media monitoring tools like Radian6. But how?

Trick or Tweet? Seven Twitter Tools To Help You Measure, Learn, and Improve

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is a Twitter analytics tool. Crowdbooster is another Twitter analytics tool that gives you a lot of interesting charts and graphs and data. I’ve been looking for a tool like this and grateful that Avi Kaplan told me about Snapbird. Storify is a content curation tool. Tips Tools and Tactics

Online Tools to Help You Beat the Post-Holiday Blues


Welcome to 2011! This is a really useful tool for helping coordinate ongoing activities such as email blasts. Google Calendar. Tweetdeck.

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Security and Control: Early thoughts on Google+

Amy Sample Ward

There are bound to be many, many versions of this blog post as people from around the world start investigating the tool and sharing their impressions.

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It's All In The Tools

Connection Cafe

Even the smallest nonprofits can achieve event fundraising success at little to no cost, just by using some readily available tools.

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June 2011 Community Builder Chat Archive (#CommBuild)

Amy Sample Ward

The June Community Builder chat focused a lot on listening, engaging, and supporting communities with organic and emerging conversations and goals.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Successfully Going Mobile

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. Millennials want basic information and tools for action.

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]


When you register, you’ll immediately get access to the white paper, Making Event Participants More Successful with Social Media Tools. 42.3%

Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

When it comes to innovation in civil society, there is nothing that can match the speed and ingenuity of communities that come together to make a change, develop a tool, or feed a need. Don’t ever go for a new, shiny, cool social media platform or tool simply because you’ve heard others talking about it. Why Community? Principles.

NTC Day of Service 2011: The Art of Story Capture

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Since Mark works solo, this is a useful tool. Approximately 100 volunteers participated in service activities. Tech Recycling Day. storytellin

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


Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? Twitter has more than 16 million users, and 42.3

5 Web Reports Every Nonprofit Should Know


Probably no better an indication of my love for the knowledge waiting to be unmasked within this tool, is the (fun?) Google Analytics Dashboard.

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March 2011 Community Builder Chat Archive (#CommBuild)

Amy Sample Ward

Get the full archive here! Some of the topics from the chat include: Engaging specific ethnic groups/communities. Hyper-local communities.

April 2011 Community Builder Chat Archive (#CommBuild)

Amy Sample Ward

The April Community Builder chat zeroed in on data and tools. Some of the tools discussed include: Hootsuite. Get the full archive here!

10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness


Use Online Fundraising Tools. It goes without saying, but using an online tool will help you manage your fundraising efforts. Follow Up.

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10 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Twitter


Fret not, however, as the number of nonprofits using Twitter continues to grow. Staff Networking. Location Based Services. Timely Actions.

Best Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools


collaboration tools can help team members in multiple locations communicate smarter and faster with each other. The tools also can help you work closer with partner organizations and volunteers. Here are five tools that we've encouraged our nonprofit clients to try out. Huddle. Free workspaces. MediaFunnel. nptech

4 Tools to Help Any Nonprofit Tell Stories Online


Animoto Animoto isn't a new tool, but it is still in my top five. Posterous is a blogging tool, that is really so much more.

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Frogloop Guest Post: 4 Tools to Help Any Nonprofit Tell Stories Online

Amy Sample Ward

Animoto isn’t a new tool, but it is still in my top five. Posterous is a blogging tool, that is really so much more. Historypin.

5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits


Jason Fitzpatrick from Lifehacker mused that “WorkFlowy is a one-list-to-rule-them-all organization tool.”. For non-profits, WorkFlowy has to be the mother of all web tools. They supply non-profits with promotion, fundraising tools, and an extensive resource library. What cool free online collaboration tools are you using

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Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. Moderated by Kari Dunn, Case Foundation. So we have to relevant.

16 Twitter Tools for Nonprofits | The SocialPath

Vertex Systems

But for those who are, or who are getting ready to start, here are a few useful tools for nonprofits that are either free or should have a free option.

Long Term Success with Social Media


The technology became a tool to accomplish the community’s larger purposes and needs, rather than a shiny “must-have&# object.

Six Online Fundraising Tools You May Have Never Heard Of

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, here are six new fundraising tools for nonprofits to explore: 1. You got to give it to the social good entrepreneurs.

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The Big 3: SEO, Email and Social


First, use the Google AdWords keyword research tool to do some analysis for words and phrases you’d like to rank highly for in search results.

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Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Amy Sample Ward

Tools and Apps to Energize Your Base. Here are the slides from the session and links to get you started: Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day.

How non-profits become experts at Social Branding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How non-profits become experts at Social Branding, Guest Post by Simon Mainwaring, Founder/Author WE FIRST. Guest Post

2011 Q2 Review: SocialFish Clients and Work


Here’s a review of what we’ve been up to in the second quarter of 2011. Our second quarter of 2011 in a nutshell. Progress!

10 Reasons Your Email Appeal is Being Ignored


Providing opportunities for your supporters to share an online campaign with social tools will increase how far its message travels.

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10 Expert Strategies and 500 Minutes of Free Event Fundraising Consulting


Efficiently Manage Administrative Activities by Mastering the Tools. Click Here to Sign-Up and get 5 FREE Event Fundraising Whitepapers!