Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Um, no (go back and read the link and conversation to find out why.) It was the example of the American Red Cross’s beer tweet where the social media staff posted a tweet about getting a six pack of beer to the organization’s account.

Preparing for Planned Giving Conversations—24 Terms You Need to Know

Connection Cafe

This blog post will help you get prepared by arming you with planned giving terms and examples to help you carry the conversation! ” The most common gift amounts are usually stated in one of the following ways: A specific amount, such as the example above.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blog: WITNESS currently utilizes the following social media tools: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and “Video for Change” (blog). A good example is In general, views were great, the conversations were not. Organization: WITNESS.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As I listened to her speak about their experience, I knew this would be a terrific case study to share in Beirut as an example of working in a networked way. Annie was kind enough to give me her notes so I could write this case study and hopefully, I’ve captured it correctly.

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. Pamela Grow shares a great example of how one nonprofit isn’t letting go : Loving lapsed donors back into the fold | Simple, brilliant and oh so swipe-able! On the NTEN blog, Lauren Giardin says it’s time to Take Charge of Your Editorial Process as Air Traffic Control.

DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

In my experience, the more diverse group you can get together to have this conversation and work through this planning together, the more complete a picture you can draw of your community. For example, the community map may have identified facebook as a platform that one group uses.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Exploring the Latest Millennial Research

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. Talk to Millennials about your goals, for example if you are trying to do something big and raise a large amount of money, break the goal and gifts down into smaller buckets so it isn’t overwhelming.

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. To review the other blog posts about these topics, visit the Causes post , ideablob post or the guest post for Tactical Philanthropy. 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.

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. Fundraising conversion donations Facebook websiteAcquiring a new donor is more expensive than keeping a current donor.

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. The Red Cross has been around for 130 years and so much has changed – for example with text-to-give after disasters. It also feels that sometimes genx is being forgotten in this conversations.

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. Lijit is a search and stats tool that allows you to put up a little widget on your blog (see mine over there on the right) so your readers can search not only your blog, but also your social networks and other social spaces, and your friends' sites too, for specific content. I would say this is a really good example of how it should be done.

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. This requires engaging in a conversation. applications as a way to actively engage conversations between Airmen and the general public."


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. Joining the conversation is incredibly important if these organizations expect to change policy and change minds.

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

Attendees will explore concrete examples and tools that grantmakers can use to tap the power of networks and increase peer-to-peer learning among grantmakers who are experimenting with networks. Here’s a number of ways that you join the conversation about philanthropy and networks.

[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. Organization: The Nature Conservancy. Organization Size: +1 million members, +3800 staff. Name: Amy Ganderson.

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. Do any nonprofits have a formal blogging policy? How do you determine when a blogging policy is needed? Anne Gentile comments on Sun Blogging Policy.

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

Amy Sample Ward

My goal with the redesign was to create a website that provided entry points to valuable content and conversations in multiple directions; instead of a normal or default blog that just presented the reader with a list of posts, I knew from your feedback that some people are after presentations while others are looking for thought-provoking posts, some want round-ups and others want a chance to start conversations. Input #2: Focused on conversation.

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

Museum 2.0

There are some industry blogs and twitter feeds. If you don''t know the language, the players, the conversations in that subset of the field, you won''t even know where to look. How do you find fresh and inspiring resources in your field?

[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. We also have an External Affairs Visita Volunteer who manages our blog space. Organization: Taproot Foundation.

Using Twitter for a Global Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

Over the last few months, we have seen Twitter serve the global community by playing an important role in communications - whether it’s finding new friends (#FollowFriday), or telling the world about your government/election/political state (#IranElection), whether it’s having a conversation together (#4Change), or non-linearly replacing your RSS feed. That’s part of the key to success when using Twitter for a Global conversation.

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. Excellent example Kayla. Travis: this is an excellent example!

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. That inspired the above illustration - the social life of a blog post. The Conversation Graph Has Gotten More Complex. For example, these are the stats for the above post.

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. To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). Would love to see your other examples of annual reports that break the mold!

How to Craft the Perfect Text Message

Mobile Commons

Our mobile strategy experts can help you devise a text message conversation that allows your business to text back and forth with your clients, creating a dialogue that will inform your consumers with short, bite-sized messages. Blog Text Messages

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

Connection Cafe

Analyze conversations. Here are this week’s nonprofit highlights: 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. I have anxiety.

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. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 How To Produce An Effective Company Blog If you lead a business and aren’t part of the 34% of U.S.

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. There is no official organized nonprofit blog census, npo blogroll or a bridge blog like Global s. s Blogging for a Cause Post.

Intergenerational Wired Fundraisers: A Conversation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He quickly found me on LinkedIn, Facebook, and my blog. Last week, I had a conversation with a respected colleague and we were musing about the difference between a 20 something who lives online and a soon to be 51-year old who lives online and how our wired fundraising tactics might differ.

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. One of the biggest mistakes that a lot of organizations make is limiting all of their social media content and conversations to a very limited topic: Their cause or their organization.

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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. Allan Benamer of the Nonprofit Technology Blog continues his coverage of the software vendors with a poll to debrief the Convio merger teleconference and a hug. Live Blogging Conferences.

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. In the below example, the Cutest Kid Contest is sending out a picture of the winning kid. All Posts Blog Our Products Product Tour Why Mobile Commons

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. Replies only appear in your intended recipients stream and in those of people who follow both you and the recipient, so don't be afraid to have conversations with your supporters.

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? "   The areas of the blogging ROI analysis included:  author contribution, readership growth, reader engagement, authority, cost, and value. 

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. The article and subsequent blog posts prompted more reflections (summarized here ). He also wanted to introduce to The Causes Exchange , their new blog.

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). So, I'm summarizing our distributed conversation, with the hope that some folks might add their , ask questions, or share observations.

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. But I also took note that there’s a great opportunity to diversify content further by sharing short updates, news or reviews to jump start conversation.

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. And, there have been many spin-off conversations on other blogs as a result. Take for example Connie Bensen 's post and story. There in lies the key to effective conversation sparking.

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? Do you have an awesome example of a conversation on your blog or one that you've started elsewhere? Source: How To Add Blogging Conversations by Darren Rowse.

A Conversation with Michael Gilbert on Nonprofit Blogging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For this week's bloggerview, we caught up with Michael Gilbert, who writes the Nonprofit Online News, which is not only the oldest nonprofit-oriented blog, but one of the oldest blogs altogether. So yes, I have been blogging since before the term was invented.