Metrics for Virtual Worlds: Can you measure engagement?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The intent of the Red Cross venue is to give visitors a taste of the atmoshpere in disaster areas, how hard it can be to reach a relieve post and thus try to raise commitment to the organisations work. Rik Riel is has also written about this and has described it as "avatar engagement." " Everywhere I go in virtual world circles, I seem to encounter folks wrestling with the question: how do you measure avatar engagement? Flickr photo from Carmello.

How Many Hours Per Week Should Your Nonprofit Invest in Social Media?

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Not everyone is a natural-born Twitterer, and it may take time to find the right person at your nonprofit to be the voice(s) behind your Twitter avatar, but it’s worth the investment of resources. It can also work well for nonprofits that respond to natural disasters or crises.

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What's the opportunity cost when a nonprofit blocks employees from using social network sites during work hours?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, thousands of Facebook members helped leveraged a $50,000 donation from the Western Union Foundation by voting for the American Red Cross and its disaster relief efforts. The $50,000 donation will contribute to a broader American Red Cross goal to raise $100 million for disaster relief. Can you tell me the basics about the Red Cross $100 million fundraising campaign for disaster relief?

Social Media Roadblock: An Interview with Wendy Harman, Red Cross - Social Media Strategy Case Study

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We also encouraged people to change their avatars (see above). We hoped to created more awareness of the need for support for all of those affected by recent disasters. Our key objective was to make a viral splash, to spread dynamic content, to increase donations to the ARC Disaster Relief Fund. That's why I'm making the wiki full of tools - so it'll be super easy for anyone to do this to support victims of disaster.

nfp 2.0 » Cause and Effect

Rebooting Charity

cancer prevention); others of us will have been ‘emotionally engaged’ through images beamed back to us from a disaster zone. Interestingly, despite younger people normally being the least likely to give to charity, polls taken soon after the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami tragedy indicated that a whopping 86% of 18-24 year olds said they gave money to a charity in response to the disaster.

If we’d had Twitter on 9/11

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Or, more recently, how the native population in Avatar are connected to one another through a planetary-wide nervous system. Could you illustrate your expertise & readiness regarding housing, nutrition, mobility, or animal care in the face of disaster? Author: Jennifer Darrouzet. I recently stood at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site near Ground Zero, looking up to read the timeline on the wall.