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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. And, then this post from Dave Winer caught my eye: The next evolution of the web is to deconstruct social networks into their components. Let???s

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

AFP Blog

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.

Aggregating news from community contributors or groups

Beaconfire Wire

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. aggregating news Web 2.0Pipes.

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?

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

Connection Cafe

The 2014 Luminate Online Benchmark Report is now available, just in time for #bbcon! billion in 18 million transactions and sent 7.6 There was an 11.7%

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.

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? In other words, to what end?

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All Facets of the Impact Investing Field at SOCAP16

Connection Cafe

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

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.

Kicking off SOCAP16 at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

Connection Cafe

Greetings from San Francisco! I’m here with colleagues from the MicroEdge division of Blackbaud to attend SOCAP16.

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Even More Benefits to Tracking Outcomes

Connection Cafe

One additional benefit is improved decision-making. Outcomes = Opportunity. And what do they want? ” Transparent Outcomes, Improved Funding.

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


Thanks to MDG Advertising for passing along this infographic! Nonprofits have gone all-in on digital. Facebook is the foundation of social success.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robin Good recently curated this excellent piece about the difference between content curation and aggregation with this post by Ryan Skinner.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” The Jawbone has previously put out aggregate data reports around sleep habits of those that wear its device. louisgray impressive!

How To Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

How much should you designate for the operating reserve? In classic consultant speak, I’m going to say “it depends.” Economic health of the community.

7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jeremy Caplan is the Director of Education, Tow-Knight Center Entrepreneurial Journalism and an amazing teacher. Most are free or low cost.

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. Content

11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog


Scoop.It is an in depth website that combines social media with a news reader/aggregator. Bundlr is another reader and aggregate site.

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.

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.

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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.

Cool Social Tools: PwrdBy


This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. PwrdBy: Nonprofits. . photo credit).

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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. Which ones? Content

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5 New Google Analytics Statistics For Nonprofits


Image courtesy of Google User Content. Google Analytics, where would I be without you?”. No problem. Piece of cake. Create custom audience segments.

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. Period.

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.

Good Curation VS Bad Curation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robin’s point in curating this resource: Here’s a great visualization of how different can be the traits of content re-use. Content

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


It’s an aggregator, unlike Press Pass which is curated. BONUS: See also MuckRack , which is a similar (but paid) service.

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Is 2013 the Year of Video for Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

All survey responses will be anonymous and will be only reported in the aggregate. 24th. Will nonprofits follow that trend? Video

What If Your Fitbit Could Also Track Your Environmental Footprint?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here is pic of super cool blue band @fitbit that CEO @parkjames wears. Not commercially available #atlantichealth

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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. What Can You Do?

The Surprising Truth About Online Donors and Offline Fundraising


Download the full Multichannel Fundraising Report. Download Now! Online donor solicitations are powerful. The Surprising Truth About Online Donors.

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? Also, Allo is encrypted.

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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. Help us figure out if that trend stayed true in 2014.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Andrew Watt. I’m a list maker! And, lists are easy to create. List of Content Ideas. There are also FUQs and FROs. Content

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4 Ways a CRM Improves Your Nonprofit’s ROI And Pleases Your Board


Image courtesy of Waiting for the Elevator. Can your nonprofit even measure its return on investments (ROI)? Money. People. Risk Analysis.

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3 Ways Cloud Can Bring Clarity To Your Nonprofit


A CRM aggregates financial data from donors, fundraising efforts, track interactions, encourage followups, and keep important notes.

5 Colleges Using Social Media to Boost Student-Alumni Relations


Colleges recognize social media has become one of the most powerful ways to both convey and aggregate information. Duke University.