Top Nonprofit Blogs to Bookmark Today

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Top Nonprofit Blogs to Bookmark Today. While her content might not look super modern, her advice is invaluable. The NTEN Connect blog is a community-sourced publication offering first-hand advice from professionals in the nonprofit tech industry.

Top 5 Laudable Links: Best Advice, Membership Spring Cleaning and More

Wild Apricot

Here are 5 of the latest non-profit and membership links we''ve bookmarked on Apricot Jam this week. membership Apricot Jam social media

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Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). We talked to a few experts and condensed their advice into this article. " roundup activism advocacy bookmarks campaigning casestudies collaboration facebook guide howto innovation list net2-recommends postalicious privacy resources technology tutorial

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Great reads from around the web on April 21st

Amy Sample Ward

To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). Advice & Resources for Your Online Organizing Career – Check out this great round up from the presenters at the "Online Organizing – Career Night event that includes lessons, insights, and even job opportunities!

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Great reads from around the web on December 10th

Amy Sample Ward

To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). URGENT: Facebook Pages are changing | facebook | social-advice- Advice for charities – More information about changes coming to Facebook – this time it's more changes in the way Fan Pages function.

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Great reads from January 12th through January 14th

Amy Sample Ward

The guide features 12 real-life strategies organizations are using right now to succeed during the downturn, in addition to tons of great tactical advice, creative samples and other resources. Tags: roundup bookmarks These are my links for January 12th through January 14th: Network For Good - The audience for this 45-page guide is small nonprofits who need help launching a great online fundraising or marketing campaign in quick order.

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Great reads from around the web on September 9th

Amy Sample Ward

" Non-profit’s Twitter Interview Questions | twitter-interviews | interviews TechnicaVita Social Media Advice - Does your organization use Twitter? Tags: roundup bookmarks These are some links I wanted to share from September 9th. Find me on Delicious for more! Worldchanging: Bright Green: Worldchanging Interview: Jean Russell on Thrivability - Great interview with Jean Russell at Worldchanging!

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Must-Read Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These reports are, however, some of the most valuable in terms of insight, useful and practical data, and how-to advice. Many of these reports are published on an annual basis, so please be sure to bookmark this post and I’ll keep the the list updated as new reports are released. The eight reports listed below are just a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits about online communications and fundraising, social media, and mobile technology.

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10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The third post in this series, 10 Donation Page Best Practices for Nonprofits , provides detailed advice, but its worth reiterating that the first step in being successful in online fundraising is having well-designed, data-driven donation pages.

nfp 2.0 » Thinking about social networks

Rebooting Charity

whitewater widgets yak shack January 8th, 2007 Thinking about social networks Steve MacLaughlin has just posted some good advice on the Blackbaud blog: Make sure that your online communication, wherever it takes place, clearly conveys who you are, what is your mission, why it matters, how people can get involved, and what is the impact of their involvement.

Must-Read Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These reports are, however, some of the most valuable in terms of insight, useful and practical data, and how-to advice. Many of these reports are published on an annual basis, so please be sure to bookmark this post and I’ll keep the the list updated as new reports are released. The nine reports listed below are just a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits about online communications and fundraising, social media, and mobile technology.

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Must-Read Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These reports are, however, some of the most valuable in terms of insight, useful and practical data, and how-to advice. Many of these reports are published on an annual basis, so please be sure to bookmark this post and I’ll keep the the list updated as new reports are released. The eight reports listed below are just a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits about online communications and fundraising, social media, and mobile technology.

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Tagging for Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing Webinar and Action Learning Exercise I'm

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I decided to use the Ethan Zuckerman advice of point don't write -- and pointed to some excellent screencasts and videos about social bookmarking. Next week I'm teaching a two-part online workshop that includes a Webinar, Action Learning Exercise, and A Reflection Discussiona for Extension professionals and how they can begin to use tagging for collaboration and knowledge shraing.

[VIDEO] The Early Bird Guide to Epic End of Year Fundraising

Bloomerang

You can read her awesome advice in many leading industry publications and blogs, as well as her own website. ” Lots of great advice for you on getting a kickstart for your end-of-year fundraising campaigns. .

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Generating Buzz: Using Social Media to Drive Website Traffic

NTEN

I spend a lot (and I mean a lot) of time trying to figure out how to use social networking, bookmarking and news sites to enhance the National Wildlife Federation's online presence. My co-worker, Anne Keisman, recently came to me for advice on how she could get started using social media to promote web content. Blogs, social networks, social news and bookmarking sites are easy to monitor through RSS readers. and Hellotxt or your bookmarking updates through Onlywire.

The Best Trends and Lists of 2012

Care2

I find them useful to bookmark, especially when you need to get your hands on an important article that has good data or strategic advice that you want to share with senior leadership to get their buy in. It's not bookmarking : You don't need an Internet connection to access the content at a later time. One of my favorite parts about starting a new year is reviewing all of the top 10 (or in some cases the top 133) lists and trends.

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On Falling in Love With the NTEN Community

NTEN

I would often feel isolated and lost with all this data, without the skills to make sense of it, nor anyone to ask for advice. A whirlwind set of dates followed, and I returned to Australia in love and with immigration paperwork bookmarked in my web browser. The day before I set off for the Nonprofit Technology Conference in 2012, my boss back in Australia warned me: "Now, don''t you go falling in love with San Francisco and not come back.". His warning was prescient.

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Lame spam of the day: Raw spam merge text

Robert Weiner

I have|I’ve} read this post and if I could I {want to|wish to|desire to} suggest you {few|some} interesting things or {advice|suggestions|tips}. I have|I’ve} {read|learn} this {post|submit|publish|put up} and if I {may just|may|could} I {want to|wish to|desire to} {suggest|recommend|counsel} you {few|some} {interesting|fascinating|attention-grabbing} {things|issues} or {advice|suggestions|tips}. I’m {book-marking|bookmarking} and will be tweeting this to my followers!

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Social Media Rubrics and Blogging Behind the Firewall: Options?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been thinking a lot about Wendy Harmon's advice about ROI and Social Media: A project that won???t s a free social bookmarking service. As you release your product, find some interesting articles or blog posts on the Web and bookmark them. Even when the articles that you find aren't necessarily positive, you should bookmark those, too. t take much time and relates to org goals. Write down your successes. Write down your challenges.

All-In-One Nonprofit Marketing Library (Link Roundup)

NonProfit Hub

In this nonprofit marketing roundup, we assembled the best of our nonprofit marketing advice, going from a broad view all the way down to the nitty-gritty details. Bookmark this page and come back to it whenever you’re looking for a refresher on marketing! We have some advice for how to “make your house a home” by making a website with your own flair. Nonprofit marketing is a tough thing to wrap your head around.

Happy Information Overload Awareness Day! Here's Some TIps for Reducing It!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, are you bookmarking everything you come across into del.icio.us Attend some of the FREE gatherings for social media professionals like the social media breakfast or Social Media Club and get advice or help learning. Use these filtering tips to make your social bookmarking and RSS reader more efficient. Photo by Monster Today is Information Overload Awareness Day.

Content Curation Tweet Chat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

The best advice is to take a tip from libraries and museums and curate all that information. The most basic and commonly used tools include RSS readers, alerts, bookmarking sites, and Twitter lists. Susan Chavez is a blogger for TechSoup's Online Community team. Technology has made it easier than ever to access a wide range of information, but what’s the best way to sort through it all?

Steve Bridger › Flickr for Good

Steve Bridger

Bookmark the permalink. And, if you have a minute to offer some advice. Redesigning Charity for the Digital Age Skip to content Home More about Steve Bridger UK Charities Twitter 100 Flickr for Good I led a Flickr for Good workshop in London on Friday. The feedback was great. This was written by Steve Bridger. Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at 1:16 pm. Filed under flickr. Tagged charities , flickr , workshop. Follow comments here with the RSS feed.

Steve Bridger › Flickr for Good

Steve Bridger

Bookmark the permalink. And, if you have a minute to offer some advice. Redesigning Charity for the Digital Age Skip to content Home More about Steve Bridger UK Charities Twitter 100 Flickr for Good I led a Flickr for Good workshop in London on Friday. The feedback was great. This was written by Steve Bridger. Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at 1:16 pm. Filed under flickr. Tagged charities , flickr , workshop. Follow comments here with the RSS feed.

NPTechTag Roundup: Election Debriefs and Wikis in Your Kitchen!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It will be interesting to see if this advice holds true for the voters of the future based on Dannah Boyd's post " What i mean when i say "email is dead" in reference to teens. Tagging and Social Bookmarking Social Bookmarking Showdown is a quick overview/review of the major social bookmarking services. Click To Play. Found via the NpTech Tag at blip.tv.

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How to Start, or Join a Social Action Book Club

Have Fun - Do Good

As part of the release the Acumen Fund is offering a limited edition Book Club in a Box for $50 which includes: 5 paperback copies of the book 5 discussion guides 5 hand-designed bookmarks by Acumen Fund high school volunteers Access to a webinar with Jacqueline, just for book club in a box reader 6. What advice do you have for people who want to organize their own social action book club?

Social Media Marketing White Paper: Key Findings and Nonprofit Lessons

NTEN

As with all good relationship advice, the moral of the story seems to be: the more you put in, the more you'll get out. . Social bookmarking sites are still the most mysterious for social media marketers, but those who have been doing this longer and put in more hours/week tend to invest a lot of that time into social bookmarking. I came across a great white paper about the use of social media by marketers. You can download the whole report for free. Kudos to Michael A.

Listening Curriculum: Draft - What you think?

beth.typepad.com

KD Paine has some excellent advice about how to shift through some of the listening data. But the best advice is start small and spider out. Your tools are social bookmarking and the excel spreadsheet and, of course, your brain. Using Delicious to Bookmark mentions. WeAreMedia Tool Box: Social Bookmarking 7. Listening Literacy View more presentations from kanter. tags: listening socialmedia ).

My New Year's Resolution: Use Social Media Efficiently - 52 Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, are you bookmarking everything you come across into del.icio.us Attend some of the FREE gatherings for social media professionals like the social media breakfast or Social Media Club and get advice or help learning. Use these filtering tips to make your social bookmarking and RSS reader more efficient. Flickr Photo by RedRaspu Convio invited me to share my number one New Year's resolution as part of its "Now is the Time" campaign.

Google + for Social Change Activists: Dive in Early or Wait?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Manny Hernandez from the Diabetes Hands Foundation shares that he is listening and playing, but adds similar advice to Kristin from Momsrising, “If my nonprofit wasn’t an early adopter, I would not start here too much territory to explore yet and too many intangibles still.&# As Marc Pittman and others note, many nonprofits are overwhelmed or set in their ways on Facebook to energize to change habits.

Notes to Self: Picking Low Hanging Fruit With Tagging Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What advice would you give to other nonprofits who might want to do an experiment? I've been learning the power of social bookmarking and tagging content - this helps in 2 ways - first - it starts to answer how we collaborate with other orgs, patients etc to index content. Marc Sirkin and I have been trading emails about his nonprofit's use of tags. He responded to my question with a post over at his blog, npMarketing. It's right here.

NpTech Tag Summary: Best Wishes for Healthy, Happy, and Social 2008!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But over the past few months, I have noticed, like Amy Gahran , that as I've engaged more in using Twitter, I'm connecting with resources and people more on Twitter than with social bookmarking tools. I still bookmark items with the nptech tag and I still monitor the tag stream, but on Twitter I feel more of a connection to the actual person, not just the exchange of information. Katya Andresen has some great advice on building relationships on social networks.

Nonprofit Growing Pains. Dealing with Change.

Care2

Discussion about other services to transfer social bookmarks to sparked up immediately, and users petitioned Yahoo not to sunset the service. What advice would you give to organizations in transition Change is hard. When your organization is going through major transition it’s important to keep your supporters in the loop and address their concerns.

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Wild About Widgets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you run a financial advice blog, for instance, a live stock ticker might be useful. there's a boatload of social bookmarking sites for instance. a big hat tip to Michelle Martin from the Bamboo Project for pointing me to these two articles in the business press about widgets. The Typepad Hacks blog writes has a great introduction to widgets and describes the community building aspects: Ultimately, widgets, like the web itself are about connections???

How to Get Someone Other Than Your Mom to Read Your Blog

Have Fun - Do Good

I get asked about this a lot so I thought I'd share some advice that I sent to my friend Wendy, who just started a blog about homeschooling called, Playing Hooky (where this photo is from). and ma.gnolia for sites and blogs that people have bookmarked with a tag related to your topic like, homeschooling and homeschool. Did you just start blogging and are wondering how to get more readers?

NpTech Tag Summary: Chimp Personality, Convio Open API, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jason at DIA tagged it with this note: "The most universal piece of advice about using social networks for fundraising and friendraising is to start small." Social Bookmarking. A terrific step-by-step guide guide called Social Bookmarking with del.icio.us Find out what kind of monkey you are for a good cause. The HSUS newest campaign is geared towards helping the 1,300 chimps still condemned to life in research labs across the country.

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Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

Beth Kanter

I use Evernote to bookmark those items to look at later. What’s your advice to nonprofit professionals? What is your advice about consuming the news these days and how to be an activist but also balance self-care. I love connecting with nonprofit technology colleagues who are also promoting work/life balance and how to avoid digital distractions. Meet my colleague, Meico Marquette Whitlock, who is the Founder and CEO of Mindful Techie.

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NpTech Tag Roundup: Election Day, NPTech Blog Chatter, and Tool Talk

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Finally, this comes from a library techie, but I'm sure that nonprofit techies might agree with the advice, " How To Keep Techies Happy " Marketing, Knowledge Management, and Evaluation Somehow there is a connection between these areas and David Wilcox puts his finger on it with his posts ( here , here , and here ). Photo from Politalk_Tim Flickr Stream via the Voter s project Cross-posted at Netsquared Election Day, Organizing, Campaigns, Nonprofits and Web 2.0

Reflections on Extension 2.0 Webinar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I saw a black board in the corner of the room, wheeled it over and wrote the key words of the presentation and shared my favorite advice about issues of incorporating technology into your instructional practice: "It isn't a matter of if technical glitches will happen, it's what are you going to do when they happen. version of that advice: It's the same! and I hoping some of my readers who have experience in delivering lots of Webinars will share some advice.

NpTech Tag: Stop Cyberbulling Day is Today!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few blogosphere posts offering advice about online safety and what you can do help stop cyberbullying can be found here. Update your bookmarks: [link]. Telling the Story of What Drives You offers some great advice from Susan Finkelpearl from Free Range Studios. Has anyone put any of the advice into practice? Today is Stop Cyberbullying Day. Here's what some nonprofit technology bloggers posted - Paul Lamb , Allison Fine , and Deborah Finn.

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10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Finally, here's a screencast on strategic blog commenting, although a lot of the advice is mostly for those who already have a blog, much can be learned. If you have any fears about putting a personal/professional blog out there for the world to browse, read this advice for " Would Be Bloggers " , take a deep breath, and go set up your blog. Tagging and social bookmarking can be useful techniques to easily share your information resources with colleagues or co-workers.

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A Conversation with Michael Gilbert on Nonprofit Blogging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These filters are shaped by my habits, such as what I read, what I post or forward, what I bookmark, along with some collective recommendation systems and a neat genetic algorithm of mine. I'm looking at the advice I just offered and realized that this theme of integration and connection permeates my work. Recently, I commented on a Alexandra Samuel's blog who writing on tagging and social bookmarking I read regularly and it started an extended conversation.

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs

Have Fun - Do Good

Share breaking news within your field Chances are someone on your staff is already bookmarking and forwarding news stories about your issue each day. So as a result, we have decided to take your advice and focus on something a little more practical." Next week I'll be teaching a session about blogging during a nonprofit social media webinar, We Are Media, presented by NTEN.