Nonprofit & Technology Tweetup in DC This Week

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Author: Jordan Viator. What’s better than a local, happy hour Tweetup? Why, a Tweetup bringing together the tech and nonprofit communities to discuss and live-tweet ways to leverage the power of the social web to do good, of course!

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Blogging and YouTube for Nonprofits Made Easy with Tipsheets and Expert Advice

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Author: Jordan Viator. You and your nonprofit organization probably already “get” that social media can help you drive programs and online results. But quick and easy tips always make getting started or optimizing programs easier.

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Convio Summit? There's an app for that.

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Author: Bruce Keilin. Prior to the end of the summer and sending my kids back to school, my family went on a short vacation to Truckee, CA.

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10 Tips to Jumpstart Your Nonprofit Social Media Plan

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Author: Jordan Viator.

The ABCs of Social Media ROI & Measurements

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Author: Jordan Viator. ABCs of Social Media ROI and Measurement View more presentations from Jordan Viator. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of DC second annual Social Summit and sharing some information on social media ROI and metrics.

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Time to think.SXSW

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Author: Josh Shepherd. Our own Jordan Viator ( @jordanv ) has submitted a panel proposal on getting advanced with social media for social good. Beth Kanter ( @kanter ) has a session proposed based on The Networked Nonprofit , a book she co-authored with Allison Fine.

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Clinton Global Initiative

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

million and get a lot more publisher and author permissions! I was particularly impressed with Queen Rania and King Abdullah of Jordan (who spoke yesterday morning and evening respectively): very well spoken given the incredibly difficult situation in the Middle East I am listening to Senator Clinton right now, as the Clinton Global Initiative makes it to its last couple of hours.

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Social Media, Integrated Marketing and a Morning Out of the Office Sure Does a Body Good

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Author: Jill Ward. Yesterday, I spent the morning out of the office (yay!!)

Nonprofits & Video FTW - Lights.Camera.Help Brings Top Notch Nonprofit Video Again

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Author: Jordan Viator. In its second year, Lights.Camera.Help. is once again bringing the worlds of philanthropy and video together to inspire and move people through multimedia.

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How Nonprofits Can Raise Money Using YouTube

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By Julia Campbell , a social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. Told from the perspective of her father, this video is a story of childhood cancer hero Jordan Vincent – named the Cancer Slayer.

Submit, Share and Shout Out - Nominate Your Nonprofit Holiday Hero to Win a Free NTEN Membership!

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Author: Jordan Viator. The holidays are in full swing, and in between the last minute shopping, out-of-town guests, and end-of-year nonprofit campaigns, most of us are trying to fit in as much time as possible to make a positive impact in our own way.

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Social Media Makes a Splash at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference

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Author: Jordan Viator. Last week at the 47th Annual Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference in Baltimore, online fundraising and outreach was a key issue covered throughout the event and the topic of social media was more popular than ever to this group of fundraising pros.

42 Ways To Get Better At Getting Better

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This is an interesting book because it is co-authored by three teachers and clearly it''s a book for and about teachers. But, as the authors remind us, as leaders, we are also teachers. Practice Perfect ''s authors are Doug Lemov, Katie Yezzi and Erica Woolway.

7 Takeaways from the New Nonprofit Online Fundraising Guide

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Author: Jordan Viator. Everybody loves a great best practices guide, especially when it’s one that can help you do your job better and more effectively.

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Have You Said "Nice Bike" To Someone Today?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Perhaps I was just in the mood for an uplifting, motivating and humorous presentation when I heard Emmy award winning author and speaker Mark Scharenbroich at a conference awhile back. Have you said “ Nice Bike ” to someone today?

Putting a Face on Wonkiness OR Wonkiness is Cool

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Author: Jordan Viator. Guest post by Emily Goodstein, Account Manager at Convio. Last week I adopted a wonk. His name is Matt and he loves skinny ties, cooking non-hippy meals, and enjoying televised sporting events.

Top tips for Efficiently Measuring Social Media ROI & Getting Strategic with Your Data

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Author: Jordan Viator. Getting Strategic With Social Media: Approach, Integration and Measurement View more presentations from Jordan Viator Measuring the return on investment for any organizational effort is a standard of doing business.

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The Right Way to Wireframe - A New Website for Lend4Health from SXSW

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Author: Jordan Viator. Opening the kimono" and seeing the ins and outs of wireframing for web information architecture is something many of us never actually get to see.

My Top 5 Highlights from the 2009 Convio Summit Nonprofit Conference with video highlights

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Author: Jordan Viator. The #Convio09 Summit has come and passed, and one thing was for sure - this year's nonprofit technology conference was bigger and better than ever!

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“I just don’t get that generation.”

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Author: Tad Druart. Today, Jordan Viator, our super communications manager for all things interactive, fun and digital was featured in The New York Times about using Foursquare to broadcast to her friends where she is during SXSW Interactive. I have to admit the irony of seeing Jordan, the digital-force for our social media, blog and online efforts in print today, made me smile Being a father of high school and college age daughters, I say "I just don't get it" quite often.

Lights.Camera.Help. Nation's First Cause-Driven Film Festival Now Open To Submissions

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Author: Jordan Viator. David Neff, nonprofiteer extraordinaire, is at it again with the kick-off of the second annual Lights. Camera. nonprofit film festival submission opening.

Gear Up For Giving: Social Media Tutorial Series for Nonprofits

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Author: Jordan Viator.

Social Media Charades at the Convio Summit

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Author: Jordan Viator. Yesterday, James Young and myself had the opportunity to present to packed house of nonprofit organizations on social media at Convio Summit.

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Austin "Art from the Street" wins World's First Nonprofit Film Festival

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Author: Jordan Viator. After months of outreach, community building and of course, video submissions, judges selected "Art from the Streets," a documentary directed by Layton Blaylock, as the winner from a field of 140 international entries at Lights. Camera.

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Is all support created equal?

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Author: Jordan Viator. Guest post by Noel Beebe, Interactive Consultant at Convio. If you’re an avid Facebook junkie like me, you probably noticed a lot of “colorful” updates last week. After the rash of um, ok’s and what’s up with all the colors comments, word caught on that the colors were, in fact, indicative of the color of bra that you (well, women) were wearing at the time.

Creativity, Collaboration & Community - Three Words to Sum up the TAFA Conference

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Author: Jordan Viator.

42 Rules For Getting Better At Getting Better

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This is an interesting book because it is co-authored by three teachers and clearly it's a book for and about teachers. But, as the authors remind us, as leaders, we are also teachers. Practice Perfect 's authors are Doug Lemov, Katie Yezzi and Erica Woolway.

“I just don’t get that generation.”

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Author: Tad Druart. Today, Jordan Viator, our super communications manager for all things interactive, fun and digital was featured in The New York Times about using Foursquare to broadcast to her friends where she is during SXSW Interactive. I have to admit the irony of seeing Jordan, the digital-force for our social media, blog and online efforts in print today, made me smile Being a father of high school and college age daughters, I say "I just don't get it" quite often.

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Two years ago while working on a capacity building project for NGOs funded by the Dept of State in the Middle East, I found myself in Jordan and visiting colleague Rami Al Karmi’s start up lab.

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Eric Jacobsen Blog

Perhaps I was just in the mood for an uplifting, motivating and humorous presentation when I heard Emmy award winning author and speaker Mark Scharenbroich at a conference I attended last week. Have you said “Nice Bike” to someone today? Yes, I was in that mood. But, more importantly, Mark delivered a vitally important message and shared the power of making meaningful connections in one’s personal and professional life.

Ring in 2010 with New Resolutions to Revitalize Your Nonprofit in the New Year

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Author: Jordan Viator. The New Year has officially begun, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on the year past, or for most people, look forward to see what resolutions and initiatives can be planned to make the new 2010 better than 2009.

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The Generational Divide - The Landscape of Donor Research, Relationships and Generational Realizations Every Nonprofit Should See

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Author: Jordan Viator. If you currently work in a nonprofit organization, or the corporate world for that matter, you've no doubt had a conversation in the past year about "generational differences" today.

Happy Birthday Beth Kanter- Nonprofit Social Media Maven and Endless Source of Inspiration

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Author: Jordan Viator. Happy Birthday to a truly brilliant member of the nonprofit community – Beth Kanter ! Today, Beth turns 53 and has one birthday wish: to send 53 Cambodian children to school by raising $530 on Facebook.

Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

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Author: Jordan Viator. Seth Godin wrote an interesting blog post yesterday entitled “ The problem with non ” that has definitely sparked a bit of conversation.

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Creating a "Socially-Enabled", Non-Techie Conference - Guest post by Carie Lewis, HSUS

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Author: Jordan Viator. My good friend Jordan did a write up about it on Convio's blog. Last month I wrote about how the Taking Action for Animals conference essentially created their own socially enabled conference and online community of sorts.

Getting Creative with Online Fundraising: 10 Campaigns Using Mission Inspired Gifts aka Gift Catalogues

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Author: Jordan Viator. Online fundraising programs are presenting new and effective ways for nonprofit organizations to raise more money and reach a wider audience more than ever, especially when integrated with other nonprofit organization communications efforts.

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Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2009: Social Media

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Author: Jordan Viator. Guest post by: Emma Zolbrod, Marketing Consultant. Reading the news in early January, I came across a few “Top 5” and “Top 10” lists for a variety of topics tied to 2009. These individual snapshots of what transpired over the past twelve months along with the Convio Resolutions Guide got my wheels turning.

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Guest Post: Measuring Social Media with Multichannel Integration and Meaningful Metrics

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Author: Jordan Viator. Recently, Shabbir Imber Safdar , author of the TruthyPR blog and Shayna Englin of Englin Consulting LLC published an eBook entitled "Is Your Nonprofit Facebook Page Worth It? It's no secret by now that social media is hot topic with nonprofit organizations, and quickly the topic of social media measurement is becoming a common conversation thread across the community.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In Connecting to Change World , the authors have a diagnostic for measuring the intensity of connections between people in an network. It looks like this: I have introduced to this person, but do not exchange information with them on a regular basis.

Will Nonprofits “Like” the More Social Web that New Facebook Features Present?

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Author: Jordan Viator. If you’ve been paying attention to the news in the past week , you’ve most likely heard about the new changes making their way into Facebook to make sharing interests across the web easier.

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The Nonprofit Technology Conference: My Annual Family Reunion

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Saturday, April 10th: At 1:30, I'll be doing a panel with colleagues Jordan Viator, Carie Lewis, and David Neff called " The Real Housewives of Social Media." I'll be talking about some kitchen measuring tools like funnels and metrics. co-author with Janet Fouts) See you in Atlanta!

What's Your Nonprofit's Social Media Measurement Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week when I was Society for New Communications Research conference, I ran into KD Paine , who shared a copy of an ebook by Shabbir Imber Safdar , author of the TruthyPR blog and Shayna Englin of Englin Consulting LLC entitled "Is Your Nonprofit Facebook Page Worth It?

Making the most impact for Haiti relief: Avoiding Fundraising Fraud during Crisis

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Author: Jordan Viator. Seek Out The Charity’s Authorized Website – Refer to our blog from yesterday as to why this is important. In the past 8 days, the surge of generosity for Haiti relief has been amazing. In less than a week, nonprofits using Convio systems have raised over $100 million through email appeals, websites and social media outreach and many other organizations are raising record amounts. Most importantly the support continues to roll in.

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