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Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Social Aggregators!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last night I was catching up on some of 400 plus feeds, I saw the word "social aggregator" in a TechCrunch post that mentioned social aggregators that both Yahoo and Google were working on. Social network aggregators is a relatively new breed of applications which try to consolidate all your various social networking profiles into one, with varying success.

If you have news, it will be aggregated and/or curated — Tech News and Analysis

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But one other thing that becomes clear from the Pew report is just how big a role aggregators of all kinds — both human and machine-powered — are playing in news consumption

On aggregators and change: I haz a conundrum


In this post on the SmartBrief Blog , Merrit Colaizzi talked to Guy Kawasaki about his popular blog aggregator site, Alltop. With the demise of newspapers-as-we-knew-them, what role do you think news aggregators like Alltop and SmartBrief will play in the future of media (and social media) ?

Aggregating news from community contributors or groups

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There is ever growing interest in ways for organizations to aggregate news based on the input of multiple people, then select and push that news feed through their site. Pipes for aggregating content from across the Web using keywords/phrases in a fully automated or review-based process. accounts – one for each tagger, then aggregating those individual RSS feeds through either a master account or through Yahoo!Pipes. aggregating news Web 2.0

Go Inside the Mind of the Human Aggregator

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Interview with Scoble where he answers these questions: Which RSS reader does he use and why? How does he configure it to save time? What are simple keyboard shortcuts anyone can use? How does he find and pick feeds? How can you catch his eye with your posts? How does he use RSS feeds for building relationships? How does he use sites like Techmeme/DIGG vs. niche blogs

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


In aggregate, online-acquired donors have much higher cumulative value over the long term than traditional mail-acquired donors. A few months ago we published the 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report and yesterday we released the 2011 Online Giving Report.

Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You have to ask, how is polling the audience and seeing the aggregate results helping people learn? Here how collecting data and displaying aggregate might enhance learning: (Add in the comments if you think I missed anything).

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The Online Benchmark Report is Here| How Does Your Org Measure Against Its Peers?

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Based on the aggregated data of the 794 participating nonprofit organizations, the research found that: Collectively over the past year, these organizations raised $1.27 The 2014 Luminate Online Benchmark Report is now available, just in time for #bbcon!

Best Practices for Content Curation for Nonprofits at Social Media for Nonprofits Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A curator needs to have superb social media monitoring and listening skills — that means knowing the right keywords on the topic and sources, agility with “ aggregator ” tools, and the daily discipline of foraging for the best content and evaluating your finds before sharing.

5 Nonprofits Financial Drivers That Are More Important Than Ever Before!

Connection Cafe

Aggregate data into digestible graphs to communicate mission impact. Funding of public services is a national conversation. We don’t know where the funding is headed but I think we can all agree that changes are coming.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How Digital and Social Media Have Transformed Nonprofits


Traffic to nonprofit websites is up 11% on average since 2013, with most organizations now using their sites as hubs to provide information, accept donations, and aggregate social posts. Thanks to MDG Advertising for passing along this infographic! Nonprofits have gone all-in on digital.

Personal Health Data: It’s Amazing Potential and Privacy Perils

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is a graph of aggregate data from Jawbone,a wristband that people wear that tracks their steps throughout the day and their sleep patterns during the night. (h/t ” The Jawbone has previously put out aggregate data reports around sleep habits of those that wear its device.

Trainer’s Notebook: Online Interaction Tools To Engage Your Audience in the Room and Beyond

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Online versions of assessments for participants that would can calculate individual scores and show aggregate results.

All Facets of the Impact Investing Field at SOCAP16

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This should be evident through consistent reporting, structured platforms and networks, and aggregated data around mapped outcomes.

Content Curation: Are You A Fire Hose or A Focusing Lens?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Good curators are not packrats or aggregators, the pluck out the best and frame it for better understanding. The debate in content curation circles is that we treat content curation as aggregation, then we’ll miss the point and just create noise.

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7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A stellar example of content curation : Content curation is not aggregation or a big gigantic list of links. A content curator v ets, filters, organizes, and presents information in a instructional way.

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The Multichannel Giving Paradox: Online Donors vs. Offline Donors


The paradox is that online givers, in aggregate, have much higher cumulative value over the long term than traditional mail-acquired donors. Download the full Internet & Multichannel Fundraising Report.

11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog


Scoop.It is an in depth website that combines social media with a news reader/aggregator. Sulia is a website that prioritizes topics and then aggregates stories into your news feed. Bundlr is another reader and aggregate site.

3 Steps To Conduct Your Nonprofit’s Tech Assessment


Although this can be a time consuming process, the amount of information that you will have aggregated will save you a load of headaches later on. Image courtesy of Cabbage Tree Solutions.

Even More Benefits to Tracking Outcomes

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By tracking outcomes and indicators using an automated process and aggregating the data in one place, organizations are able to spend less time on ad-hoc data collection and analysis and more time on important decisions that drive operational effectiveness.

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What are News Discovery Tools? Why Use Them?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But remember, covering breaking news is not about aggregating and pushing out more noise related to the event. Last month, I had the pleasure of doing a session on Content Curation called “ What Can Nonprofits Learn from the Best Content Curator on the Planet: Robin Good?

What does "digital strategy" look like in your organization?


Responses will be reported anonymously in aggregate in a final report, and you will be notified when it is published in late January. What does "digital strategy" look like in your organization? For many nonprofits, digital strategy teams can incorporate staff from a range of departments.

Cool Social Tools: PwrdBy


The PwrdBy mobile application platform allows organizations to process mobile donations, recruit and manage volunteers, promote events and fundraisers, aggregates all social media channels and a whole lot more!

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4 Ways Smart Integrations Can Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Automation, however, makes aggregating the information nonprofits need to make high level decisions simple by syncing it between otherwise separate apps. For many, the term “automation” conjures up images of Rosie from The Jetsons or computers coming to steal our jobs.

5 New Google Analytics Statistics For Nonprofits


Applying a customer audience segment to your overall traffic, or to specific webpages grants even more donor insight than you’d get when looking at total aggregated results. Image courtesy of Google User Content. Google Analytics, where would I be without you?”.

Good Curation VS Bad Curation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the left column you can see what would appear to be the ideal traits of a professional curator, while on the right you can immediately recognize the ones of scrapers, republishers, cheap aggregators and other “thin” publishers as Google would call them.

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4 Tips For Maintaining Your Nonprofit’s Databases


Nonprofits and charities use databases to manage donor, volunteer, and B2B profiles and aggregate data. Image courtesy of WiseGeek. Database are extremely useful in simplifying business operations, communication, and workflow for both the for-profit sector and nonprofit sector.

Kicking off SOCAP16 at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

Connection Cafe

This taxonomy will enable us to aggregate data and provide benchmarking services for the purpose of supporting corporations, foundations, and NPOs to connect over shared interests. Greetings from San Francisco!

Is 2013 the Year of Video for Nonprofits?

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All survey responses will be anonymous and will be only reported in the aggregate.

30+ Custom GoogleAnalytics Dashboards For Nonprofits


It’s visual representations of data makes the task of aggregating and crunching data much easier and less time consuming. Google Analytics helps nonprofits understand their website. Period.

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The Surprising Truth About Online Donors and Offline Fundraising


Yet one of the most striking findings in our 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report was that, in aggregate, online-acquired donors still have much higher cumulative value over the long term than traditional, mail-acquired donors.

The Foundation Operations and Management Report—New Advice for Funders and Grantmakers

Connection Cafe

Their responses provide a look in the mirror in the aggregate by providing benchmarks among foundations operating with minimal infrastructure or, as we like to say, small-staffed. As funders, many of us spend quite a bit of time looking outward. We look at the world around us and find outlets that reflect our philanthropic passions. We look at communities to see needs and possibilities.

PR Departments Take Note: How to Find Relevant Journalists on Twitter


It’s an aggregator, unlike Press Pass which is curated. Just came across Press Pass , a directory of journalists on Twitter categorized by media outlet , by beat and by region.

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What If Your Fitbit Could Also Track Your Environmental Footprint?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to Park and FitBit aggregated data, employees are 40% more active when wearing the devices and the activity has a direct link to reducing health insurance costs in workplaces. Here is pic of super cool blue band @fitbit that CEO @parkjames wears.

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Participate in the 2015 Nonprofit Tech Staffing & Investments Survey!


Your answers will remain anonymous and will be reported in aggregate only. Did you know that over 64% of nonprofits include technology in their strategic plan, and there''s been an increase in the number of "data" staff at nonprofits?

Join Our 2016 Digital Storytelling Challenge!

Tech Soup Blog

Citizen stories, aggregated and amplified by NGOs, deserve to be heard as testament to humanity's plurality and hope. Ladies and gentlemen, Storymakers 2016 is here.

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Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

mBlox is a big Tier-1 aggregator for SMS and OTT messaging. Is there a gold rush to acquire aggregators? Beepsend Announces New Viber API Integration – This European aggregator adds a new OTT API.

How To Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

The real takeaway here is to be able to articulate why the particular reserve funds exist for your organization and what their purposes are, rather than getting hung up on the aggregate number.

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Lists As Part of Your Content Strategy: A Short List of Tips and Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Zeef: Robin Good shared this review for Zeef which looks promising if you want to create a more in-depth resource list, that is aggregate several lists and have them showcased on a page. Photo by Andrew Watt. I’m a list maker!

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