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112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

Connection Cafe

Here’s Your 2013 Nonprofit Roundup: THIS – thanks to Marc Koenig of Nonprofit Hub: Nonprofits, 2014 is the Year of the Blog. Your blog is your gift to them, as well as to yourself. On the NTEN blog, Lauren Giardin says it’s time to Take Charge of Your Editorial Process as Air Traffic Control. With 1.5

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: WITNESS

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blog: A good example is In general, views were great, the conversations were not.

The Story of Stuff: An Inspiring Example of A Network in Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, everyone had to use the same font. It turned up the volume on this important conversation. The Colbert Report. Housekeepin

6 Ways to Get Your Employees Blogging


Recently, at my company, I was tasked with starting up a company blog. Write a blog? I don’t know how to write a blog.

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Blog Tips to Boost Your Web Traffic


Did you know that there are over 156 million public blogs, according to Wikipedia. How do you make your blog stand out? Is it activists?

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GreenPeace: An Example in Connecting with your Supporters

Amy Sample Ward

One of the biggest issues that has come out of the blog posts and the conversations in the comments is the idea of data. That example?

BRIDGE to Somewhere: A Conversation with GlobalGiving, GuideStar, the Foundation Center, and TechSoup Global

Tech Soup Blog

This is a cross-post of an article originally published on the Markets for Good Blog. Read on to learn more about the project.

Seven Ways to Increase Your Nonprofit’s Donations in 2013

John Haydon

For example, if one of your top supporters publishes a blog about why the cause is personal , you need to be retweeting their blog posts.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. Moderated by Kari Dunn, Case Foundation. So we have to relevant.

Here's a great example of how to listen and how to have a real conversation


This example is from the technology side, not the association side, but I think it illustrates the point beautifully. Once I understand what it was, how it worked, etc, I calmed down, and with all your conversations, I felt even more educated. I would say this is a really good example of how it should be done. The result?

ROI (Results on Insights): Nonprofit Examples of How Listening Returns Value

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few days ago, I asked for some stories " What is the value of listening through social media channels for your organization? " I wanted to see examples from nonprofit organizations engaged in listening and conversation and the value it has to their missions, programs, or marketing efforts. And you shared them! Thanks.

New on SSIR: Effects of Joining the Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

My latest post is up on the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog. You can read the post and join the conversation over there – it’s also copied below. Despite the generic title, this is a report chock full of examples, best practices and data about the effects of joining the conversation online.

This Week On Beth’s Blog: Growing Social Impact in A Networked World – A Grantmaker’s Gathering on Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s a number of ways that you join the conversation about philanthropy and networks. Image by EEKIM. Want to take a deeper dive?

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Year of the Blog, Online Donors, and Movember Mustaches.

Connection Cafe

Analyze conversations. Your blog is your gift to them, as well as to yourself. I have anxiety. And, sometimes, expect the worst. With 1.5

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Why Do People Stop Giving?

ASU Lodestar Center

ASU Home ASU A-Z Index My ASU Colleges & Schools Directory Map About Blog Academics Organizational Assistance Emerging Leaders Professional Development Philanthropy Research News & Events You are here: Home → Blog Pages Blog Home Write for us! Most of us can think of examples of this from our own lives. And so on.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Nature Conservancy

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blog: Secondly, we look at the traffic driven from these channels and if they trigger a conversion event on our site.


Nonprofit Blogging and Social Networking Policies: Examples?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I was in Minnesota, one of the questions I got was about blogging and social networking policies. Now, I swear I remember seeing something from Easter Seals or another nonprofit on a listserv that mentioned either social networking policy or blogging policy. So, here's my plea for examples and pointers. friends??? But no.)

Relaunching: A place for conversations, content, and more!

Amy Sample Ward

Shortened blurbs : The recent blog posts that appear on the home page have been shortened to no longer include the full post, but just an introduction. Clicking on 2010 Presentations , for example, now let’s you browse through individual posts for every presentation and speaking engagement from 2010 (so far). Thank You.

Looking for Inspiring Examples from Unlikely Suspects? Check These Out.

Museum 2.0

There are some industry blogs and twitter feeds. How do you find fresh and inspiring resources in your field? There are some good conferences.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Taproot Foundation

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blog: Dupe: I love our blog – I has surprisingly become one of the strongest presence on our website.

Using Twitter for a Global Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

That’s part of the key to success when using Twitter for a Global conversation. There are also more and more opportunities emerging for people to coordinate global conversations that happen at the same time, instead of disconnected over time (still tied together via hashtag). What do those # mean? Build a landing pad.

The Conversation Graph: The Social Life of A Blog Post

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The other day of I saw the term "Conversation Graph" in a title on a post by Brian Solis. The Conversation Graph Has Gotten More Complex.

Great reads from around the web on August 15th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying. Would love to see your other examples of annual reports that break the mold! Doing Good.

How to Craft the Perfect Text Message

Mobile Commons

At the end of your text message conversation, it’s important to always include a clear call to action. Blog Text Messages

How To Produce An Effective Company Blog

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. On others?

Notes for Berkman Conversation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm trying to get some links assembled in one place for the Berkman Thursday evening bloggers meetings where we will discuss nonprofit blogging.

Why isn’t anyone sharing your nonprofit’s content?

John Haydon

A great example of this is what the Diabetes Hands Foundation did for World Diabetes Day. They don’t trust you. They think your boring.

Intergenerational Wired Fundraisers: A Conversation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He quickly found me on LinkedIn, Facebook, and my blog. Nhuong is blogging what he is learning about being a wired fundraiser.

NpTechTag Summary: Connected Conversations, Live Blogging, and Other Great Finds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

photo of Lucy Bernholz live blogging during the Northern California Grantmakers Briefing. Live Blogging Conferences. functionality.

Crowdsourcing Your Professional Learning With Social Media: An Example

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is an example of how you can use social media to crowdsource your professional development and learning. Thank you Kevin! Is that true?

Send Pictures Over MMS, Just like Sending Text Messages

Mobile Commons

Moreover, your MMS messages can be part of a mobile “conversation,” just like any Mobile Commons text campaign.

A Conversation With Joe Green at Causes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The article ignited a discussion on nonprofit blogs prompted by some astute observations by colleague Allison Fine. About the issue of fatigue.

Another blog community and cross-blog conversation thread

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Steve and others, just when I thought there was a lull in our conversation about blog communities and blog cross conversations, I noticed this thread on the Digital Divide List (btw, the digital divide network is another example of a community blog). If you are new, start at the beginning.

Unpacking Engagement Metrics for the Nonprofit Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

    A few days ago, I asked " What are the best metrics to track your blog's ROI and make improvements? "  

Storytelling As Social Media Conversation Gasoline

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Beth Dunn , who was getting up at 4:00 am, stayed up late to respond her blog. Take for example Connie Bensen 's post and story.

Blog Redesign: Recap and Reflections

Amy Sample Ward

As I recently announced , I’m collaborating with Matt Chevy on a redesign of this website to freshen up the design, make presentations, resources and case studies all easier to find, and surface the rich conversations taking place in the comments. Tags: blogging blog redesign redesign round up strategy website

Encouraging Blog Conversations in the Comments: Your Best Tips for Cambodia Wanted!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What tools and techniques do you use to create good conversations on your blog? Borin - Blogging Does Anyone Tell You To Stop.

A Conversation with Michael Gilbert on Nonprofit Blogging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit Online News is tied with Scripting News (Dave Winer's blog) as the oldest weblog still being published, period. It hones my thinking.

The New Normal in EOY Multi-Channel Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Since these areas may be new to some nonprofits, here’s a round up of helpful blog posts for your end-of-year campaign. Home Page Pop Ups.

Examples of Abundance in the Arts: Ask A Conductor on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: If you’ve been following my blog lately, you know I’ve been having this conversation with Marnie Webb about abundance.