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

My New Year’s Resolution: Balancing Solitude and Connectedness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His definition of the problem is that it gets in the way of sustained mindfulness in order to get something meaningful done. What is the solution? Aggregation: These tools aggregate sources/content on a central site. Mindfulness Tools and Tactics

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What Tools Do You Use for Making Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Use Efficient?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What if you want to aggregate and look at all the comments and responses to threads before responding? On the free side, Manny Hernandez mentioned NutShell Mail, software that aggregates comments and likes on your fan page and delivers it in one email. Aggregating Conversations.

WealthEngine Integration Brings Powerful Donor Research Tool to EveryAction Users


With that in mind, we've built a powerful new integration with WealthEngine to provide nonprofit fundraising pros with that information, ultimately helping them raise more money. WealthEngine is a powerful platform for donor prospecting that aggregates data from dozens of publicly available sources (such as real estate holdings, professional affiliations, income information, and records of other charitable gifts) to determine a donor's capacity to give.

Twitter: this time it’s personal

Steve Bridger

These voices may evolve into a charity’s social ‘tone of voice’ – the aggregate of all their staff – and become a vital aspect to their brand. While your views are your own, bear in mind what you say could reflect negatively on the charity’s reputation.

Your 10 Point Checklist For Nonprofit Newsletter Writing


Without an end goal in mind, nothing can be accomplished. Passive content gathering is when you are working throughout the week, aggregating links, content and information as you unintentionally stumble over it. Image courtesy of James Madison University.

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

We’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation by aggregating only the best social media marketing resources available online. Leadership has one idea in mind when they invest in marketing: make money. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media.

6 Key Insights from the Inaugural donorCentrics Athletics Benchmarking Group

Connection Cafe

Do keep in mind that this analysis will share aggregate data trends only. Last month marked the inaugural meeting of a new benchmarking group created specifically to analyze and discuss trends in athletics giving [1].

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

Connection Cafe

In her actions are two important messages for all of us who make grants and support nonprofits: the first is the desire to look at ourselves, and the second concerns an open mind. 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.

Consolidate Your Social Media Feeds and Take Back Your Content

Beaconfire Wire

The external aggregated feeds are stealing all the attention from what the site is there for in the first place. Since most feed aggregators follow some sort of RSS standard , it is possible to pull the title, link and other similar information from every feed you’re using.

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Using Software and Data to Change the World

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We promised not to criticize anybody’s database publicly, but we did tell them how their database compared to the other ten in aggregate. But, cost savings, opportunity for innovation and impact that will create should be mind-blowing. I had the honor to be the opening keynoter for the first-ever Good Tech Fest , which was held in Detroit on May 22, 2018. It was a blast to be with an entire conference full of social good software and data people from around the world.

Trends in Sustainer Giving – Key Findings from the 2019 donorCentrics Sustainer Summit

Connection Cafe

We recently held the fifth annual Blackbaud Target Analytics donorCentrics Sustainer Summit, hosted by WGBH in Boston on March 23 and 24, 2019, the question on everyone’s mind was simple: following significant gains in donors in FY2017, were we able to retain these surge donors in FY2018?

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Nerd Alert: All For Good vs. Social Actions

FI Space

All For Good launched very recently as an aggregator of service opportunities within the United States. Earlier this spring I got involved with Social Actions , which is an aggregator of worldwide service and micro-loan opportunities.

Realignment #2: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery


It refers to a state of mind; a culture of continuous discovery and adaptation; and a different basis for decision-making. From The Demand Perspective Leading From the Outside.

The 10 Elements of an Effective Fundraising Email Appeal

NonProfit Hub

If the reply appears to be to a real person, that builds trust in the mind of the recipient that this an email they might want to open. A lot of emails we receive in our aggregate donor inbox, and a lot of the examples you’ll see in other blog posts about email appeals, use images.

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5 Practical Reasons Why You Fail To Get Digital Marketing Results

Nonprofits Source

Second, once you have a keyword phrase in mind, type that phrase into Google and review the content of the first page results. It’s clear that these outreach emails have one goal in mind – get a backlink.

Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Instead of providing a scanning tool for independent reading, Bookshare would aggregate the scanning activity of the entire community. Although it had never been created with crowd sourcing in mind, the Bookshare concept fit the existing exception like a glove.

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Best of the Web: September 2016


Now that summer’s over, a lot of us have productivity on our minds. a website that aggregates information from public data breaches. It’s Productivity Season. As in: How do we do everything we have to do before the end of the year?

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This Just In.


We recently received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and perform research that contributes to a high-level understanding of how nonprofits in different mission areas are collecting, standardizing, aggregating, and sharing data about program results. margin-left:0in;text-indent:0in">.

Six Ways Nonprofits Can Benefit from Facebook Hashtags

John Haydon

Apply Hashtag Glue – Use hashtags around specific topics so that your community can easily aggregate those conversations with a single mouse click. Keep in mind that Facebook Hashtags are just another shiny object.

Realignment #2: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery


It refers to a state of mind; a culture of continuous discovery and adaptation; and a different basis for decision-making. billion in annual sales in the United States alone and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of ready-mix concrete and one of the world’s largest suppliers of aggregates. From The Demand Perspective Leading From the Outside.

5 Steps to Target Donors for Year-End Fundraising Success

NonProfit Hub

Aggregate Your Fundraising Data. Keep in mind that your plan is not just a nice-to-have: it will help keep you organized and on track—and will help you clearly align your resources to what you need to accomplish before the end of the year.

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Realignment #3: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery


It refers to a state of mind; a culture of continuous discovery and adaptation; and a different basis for decision-making. From The Demand Perspective Leading From the Outside.

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!

What #ASAE13 wants to know about #ContentStrategy


One of the reasons I present is that it is a singular opportunity to have a dialog with many associations to learn what you need and what’s on your mind when it comes to content strategy. This is a guest post by Monica Bussolati, Director of Content Strategy at Bussolati Associates.

Observations and Reflections on #TakeBackThePink

Amy Sample Ward

Komen’s announcement changed people’s minds and it didn’t matter that they later said PP affiliate could apply for funding (whether or not they are granted will be seen then) because the “break up” was final for many.

Facebook for Nonprofit Beginners: Learn the Basics of this Online Social Networking Tool

Tech Soup Blog

But a benefit of Facebook that may not have occurred to you is that Facebook will allow you to aggregate content from around the Web, and easily pull it into one central page, which will help you spread the word about your organization. If you haven't heard of Facebook, I'm sorry to break it to you, but you are living under a rock. However, if you haven't seen a use for Facebook for your organization, then you are not alone, and we are here to help.

Mapping Experiences: Rethinking Wayfinding in Museums

Museum 2.0

At a global level, there are three wayfinding questions that enter my mind whenever I enter a museum: What do they have? When the aggregate names are abstract, it’s hard to know what to expect. This is the second IF, and in my mind, one that most museums don’t address.

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UniversalGiving: Impact, with a little help from friends (SocialActions)

Amy Sample Ward

The actions in our database are aggregated from across the social web and include everything from volunteer opportunities to micro credit loans.&#. With the impact of that partnership in mind, I want to share two of the responses UniversalGiving has received from participants: “Universal Giving is an instrumental partner to Sports Gift and our mission to provide sports to impoverished children.

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Basic Tips for Evaluating New Technologies for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

This brave new world of touchscreens, aggregated data, and pastel AJAX-based social networking sites, is partly fueled by consumers' desires for faster, lighter, and often cheaper (if not free) technologies. Here are some tips to keep in mind: .

Nonprofit Video + Volunteer Opportunities = New YouTube Program!

Connection Cafe

Aggregation of multiple site opportunities in one place. YouTube raised the question today: “ Are you a nonprofit who needs help creating great video for your causes ?”

How Make-A-Wish is Telling New Stories with Audience Personas

See What's Out There

Audience personas are fictional people that you create who represent your audience, based on real aggregate audience data. When you think of Make-A-Wish, what’s the image that comes to mind?

15NTC Session Highlights and Looking Ahead


Following are a few aggregated data points from your evaluations, on a scale of 1-7 (1 = Poor, 7 = Excellent): Overall Session Rating: 6 Did the content of this session match your expectations? The 15NTC in Austin was a fantastic event for many reasons.

The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

O’Reilly took us through some examples of designing with citizens in mind can radically change the trust equation. ” Scoble did not discuss the privacy implications when there is a human at the other end of this aggregated data and what the ethics policies should be.

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Reflections and Notes from Personal Democracy Forum 2013

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I heard about tools for building campaigns and aggregating citizen science data I wouldn’t have discovered at an ocean-themed event because they’re not being applied to coastal problems just yet. I’m a network-minded funder who works on oceans, because the oceans are connected to everything.

How To Get Insight From Data Visualization: SHUT UP and SLOW DOWN!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have a survey that allows me to understand the composition of the group in aggregate as well as the maturity of practice levels for each individual participant according to “ Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly.” From SXSW Session: Shut Up and Draw.

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How To Automate Twitter Without Looking Like an Idiot


Most people connect these hoses to a feed reader, where all these updates are aggregated to read, like a subscription. This great post by Tyler Knudtson originally appeared here and is reprinted with permission. AUTOMATE IN FAVOR OF ENGAGEMENT – this post will show you how.

Bridging Social Technologies and Sustainable Development: Social Squared

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With this in mind, I propose a different articulation of the acronym SOCIAL: S is for society. That step, and the next and the next can aggregate in ways that move mountains. Note from Beth: E arlier this month, the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, hosted the USRIO 2.0

Top 8 Social Media Tracking Tools - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


link] Scoopler: Aggregator that organizes content being shared on the internet as it happens via blogs and major social networks. I hope you dont mind that I posted a link to it on my blog (see link below).

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The Art of Less As More: Micro Content

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a content creator, one thing to keep in mind, that if you can create long-form by aggregating micro content or take the Lizzy Borden approach and chop up an existing long form content piece – either way if you create in this modular way you have both forms to publish.


Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You can search by keyword and also see who else has favorited a particular tweet in order to identify like-minded contacts. TwitLinks aggregates the latest links from the worlds top tech twitter users.

If your organization tweets it, will they donate?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You can search by keyword and also see who else has favorited a particular tweet in order to identify like-minded contacts. TwitLinks aggregates the latest links from the worlds top tech twitter users. Photo by NimagesDR. Can Twitter help your cause raise money?,

Hacking our way to innovation

Beaconfire Wire

Thomas : A real time social media aggregator. It’s good to have a realistic result in mind, and managing the challenges when it doesn’t work and you have to adapt.

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