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Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Top Nonprofit Blogs to Bookmark Today. Do yourself a favor and bookmark these blogs or subscribe to their newsletters. With years of experience and candid, off-the-cuff writing styles, these bloggers are sure to inspire.

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The nonprofit sector has a large community of technology bloggers committed to helping nonprofits stay current on emerging trends in social media, online fundraising, and mobile technology. You can also browse 300+ on Twitter at @nonprofitorgs/lists/bloggers-resources. Reading the official blogs of the social media sites that we use most often is also useful and it may be time to add some new bookmarks to your browsers.

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Commoncraft Show: Social Bookmarking Video

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Check out his newest video about social bookmarking. If only dotsub had a khmer translation , I'd be all set for the Cambodian Bloggers Summit at the end of the month. Also, the workshops at the Cambodian Bloggers Summit are brief - half-hour demos. Click To Play. Lee LeFever has done it again! I love instructional videos. I have a huge job ahead of me because I have to go back and rethink a lot of the instrucitonal materials to see what will or will not translate.

Tools for Blogger

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

So I started trolling the net for new ideas and sample scripts for improving my Blogger site. As I play with these tools over the next while I'll offer more substantial reviews that might be useful to other Blogger-based bloggers out there - but until then, let me leave you with a few useful sites: 1. Blogger Templates. Seems to be quite a popular little spot - there are over 500 delicious bookmarks on it.

Social bookmarking PR requires sustained community participation | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

05/17/2010: Method Tweeting: Act I Updates in Your Inbox Beaconfire at Play More of Beaconfire Bloggers photos www. social bookmarking? Indirectly, by influencing journalists and bloggers, these sites shape the buzz around almost everything for everybody. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Great reads from around the web on August 23rd

Amy Sample Ward

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). He's a regular blogger on the Lithosphere's Building Community blog and previously wrote in the Analytic Science blog. 'What " roundup api bookmarks data email facebook howto html5 impact list maps mobile mozilla networking postalicious resources reviews roi socialchange socialmedia

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Great reads from around the web on May 19th

Amy Sample Ward

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). Women Deliver » Updates » Winners Announced for the Women Bloggers Deliver Competition – Congratulations to my friend Toyin Ajao! "We are so excited to announce the winners of the “Women Bloggers Deliver&# competition!

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Great reads from around the web on May 17th

Amy Sample Ward

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). Other bloggers are also more likely to link to your blog posts than the home page (or services page) of your website, and those links can bring both referred traffic and a higher ranking on search engines. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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MPower Open keeps moving forward

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Bad Blogger! (I I think my clients thank me for being a bad blogger.) 1 trackback } Bookmarks about News 11.09.08 Thanks again for the post you bad blogger. ; > 4 Alfred Nutile 07.11.08 Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology MPower Open keeps moving forward July 6, 2008 This is old news, but I’ve been busy.

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Great reads from around the web on April 2nd

Amy Sample Ward

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). 3 principles for reporters and bloggers in a networked era | Online Journalism Blog – I totally agree that context is just as important as content. "Dina I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Great reads from around the web on February 11th

Amy Sample Ward

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). Fundraiser and blogger Chuck English asserted that a tagline is nothing but a tool, and that approaching it otherwise diverts organizations from the critical work of strategy. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Great reads from around the web on May 14th

Amy Sample Ward

Traveling Geeks - The Traveling Geeks are an informal group of technology influencers and bloggers rooted chiefly in the San Francisco Bay Area who are traveling to London and Cambridge in July 2009 as part of Innovation UK. Tags: roundup bookmarks These are some links I wanted to share from May 14th. Find me on Delicious for more!

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Great reads from around the web on September 15th

Amy Sample Ward

" Ask our Giving Guru: Katya Andresen on the 6 most miserable mistakes of social marketing - "Giving Guru Katya Andresen serves as Chief Operating Officer of Network for Good and is a well-known speaker, author and blogger about nonprofit marketing, online outreach, fundraising and social media. " Tags: roundup bookmarks These are some links I wanted to share from September 15th. Find me on Delicious for more!

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Great reads from around the web on October 20th

Amy Sample Ward

" 29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter « Nonprofit Tech 2.0 - I'm so honored to be part of this list! "Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers. Tags: roundup bookmarks These are some links I wanted to share from October 20th. Find me on Delicious for more!

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Great reads from January 14th through January 15th

Amy Sample Ward

Care2 Adds Two Experts to Nonprofit Services Team - Taking the reins as blogger-in-chief of Care2’s "Frogloop" website (www.frogloop.com) for nonprofit professionals is Allyson Kapin, founder and principal of consulting firm Rad Campaign and a blog columnist for Fast Company Magazine. " Tags: roundup bookmarks

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Great reads from around the web on July 8th

Amy Sample Ward

" Traveling Geeks - "The Traveling Geeks are an informal group of technology influencers and bloggers rooted chiefly in the San Francisco Bay Area. " Tags: roundup bookmarks These are some links I wanted to share from July 8th. Find me on Delicious for more! Lights. Camera. Film Passes are now on Sale! - "Lights. Camera.

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Great reads from around the web on November 11th

Amy Sample Ward

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). Hundreds of bloggers posted our checklist on their own blogs, and over 2000 people downloaded the checklist as a reference to use in their own social media strategy. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Blogger Uses Petition Site to Create Better Transportation for NY - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

But in the first 6 months of 2007, I was experimenting with social networking and bookmarking tools on Green Brooklyn, including and especially the Care2 News Network , and saw such a great result that I decided that I needed to redesign everything ASAP. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

Great reads from around the web on March 21st

Amy Sample Ward

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). Why Your Infographic Is Evil (And Three Ways To Fix It) – "Blogger's confession: I can spend a couple of hours interviewing sources and crafting a post several hundred words long and get a couple of thousand hits.

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My Firefox Extension Favorites | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

05/17/2010: Method Tweeting: Act I Updates in Your Inbox Beaconfire at Play More of Beaconfire Bloggers photos www. Bookmarks Download Statusbar FireShot Split Browser Web Developer I really do not know what I did before I found this tool. Bookmarks A great extension for users who rely heavily on their bookmarks and also find themselves browsing from different computers. Foxmarks Synchronizer: keeps the same set of bookmarks at home or at work.

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Going Viral: How to Get Your Social Media Voice into the Mainstream

Byte Technology

Whether you’re a media-conscious blogger, marketing maven for a non-profit cause or a new or established e-tailer, having your content feed into multiple social media platforms is a vital element to increasing your visibility and grabbing the attention you want and need. Consider investigating a social bookmarking site where you can upload your content and posts, but if you do so opt for the automated bookmarking sites such as SocialPoster or SocialMarker.

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nfp 2.0 » “Social media” is distinct from traditional media

Rebooting Charity

whitewater widgets yak shack January 22nd, 2007 “Social media&# is distinct from traditional media Ãœber-blogger Steve Rubel’s Micro Persuasion web feed is usually one of the first I read. Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

nfp 2.0 » A toast to fundraising with widgets!

Rebooting Charity

A good time then for prolific US-based blogger Beth Kanter to write an excellent case study on her experience using the ChipIn widget for her successful personal fundraising campaign for the Sharing Foundation. Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

nfp 2.0 » A Chicken is not just for Christmas

Rebooting Charity

whitewater widgets yak shack October 6th, 2006 A Chicken is not just for Christmas Darren Rowse is a six-figure blogger. Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

10 secret ways to explode your blog traffic without paying a dime for paid ads

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

WordPress is the best blogging platform and since most of the bloggers are using WordPress- it has its community. WordPress bloggers find a known environment while visiting other WordPress sites and moreover you will get plenty of premium and free themes as well as plugins and support for building WordPress sites. Many bloggers use clumsy design with ads, links and contents are scattered all around the site, which is not good to build long-time traffic. Social Bookmarking.

The Starting Line: Great Tips for Beginning a WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

So the beginning blogger may be asking themselves, how can I help ensure that my blog lasts? How can I garner attention amongst all the millions of other bloggers out there? This will show readers you’re serious about your material and will encourage them to bookmark your site or sign up for a subscription. It’s no great secret that blogging is big. Huge really. At present it’s estimated that there are some 150 million active blogs operating at any given time.

The Best Trends and Lists of 2012

Care2

I find them useful to bookmark, especially when you need to get your hands on an important article that has good data or strategic advice that you want to share with senior leadership to get their buy in. This list of 133 blog p osts about nonprofit marketing by Avi Kaplan of Rad Campaign (the web agency I run) is a terrific recap by the nptech blogger community. It's not bookmarking : You don't need an Internet connection to access the content at a later time.

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Apple Picking with Tags

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But the fruits of my labor has gotten so much richer with the integration of social networking tools, particularly social bookmarking services. Look at the bookmarks of folks who first tagged an item that is popular. I also look at the bookmarks of first taggers of resources that I find particularly useful. Yes, skeptics - I do sometimes come across some folks who just happen to be in an earlier time zone - like GMT - and have crappy bookmark collections.

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10 Essential Tools for the Nonprofit New Media Manager on the Go

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The best new media managers, online community builders, bloggers, and activists will be connected and communicating with their supporters from anywhere, at any time when the need arises. It would be great to see nonprofit new media managers and bloggers do the same at galas, fundraisers, meetings on Capitol Hill, protests, etc. For those that prefer using mobile sites over Apps, a good mobile browser will help you bookmark and organize the sites you use most.

A Group Authored Book on Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's the description: In what began as a half dare, the editors, Gavin Heaton and Drew McLellan challenged bloggers around the world to contribute one page ??? He also pointed me recently to a tool called CoReap ( www.coreap.com ), a social search and bookmarking add-on for your web browser. If you bookmark web sites and web pages on a regular basis, or do team research on the web, then CoReap is just the tool for you!

Join the surprise party for Beth Kanter!

Amy Sample Ward

We’re hoping to inspire 53 bloggers to publish a post today that shares how Beth has impacted his/her work and shares Beth’s birthday wish with his/her blog audience. (Of I often end up with thoughts jotted in a note on my phone, ideas to explore written in my notebook and then 5 different links bookmarked that reference the same thought – but don’t take the time to pull them all together! Happy Birthday!

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Social Activity Feeds and Laptop Stickers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I met Ian Kennedy who is the product manager at MyBlogLog, a blogger social network. " An activity stream is a feed of recent activities by your blog friends on various social networks - blog posts, new photos, bookmarks on Delicious, Facebook updates, Twitter updates, etc. It was mentioned that filtering would be an issues - for example - for nptech stuff - I might only want to follow colleagues blog posts, bookmarks - not everything. Photo from Ian Kennedy.

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Guest Post by Angus Parker: Review and Book Giveaway - The New Community Rules by Tamar Weinberg

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was going to write a review and do a book giveaway, but I stumbled upon Wiser Earth blogger Angus Parker's excellent review. Tools touched on include: blogs, microblogging, social networks, social bookmarking, social news, Q&A websites, photography, video, and podcasting. Finally, since I've never really been able to understand StumbleUpon , a social bookmarking service that we use to great effect at WiserEarth, it was a revelation to read the description in the book.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was excited because the other way to do this is to bookmark your comments in delicious with a tag like comments and use the feed to display them on your sidebar. Then off to bookmark some comments. I left comments on two blogger blogs and got this annoying error message. I got excited when I read this post on Nancy White's blog about comment tracking tool called CoComment via a post by Scoble.

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Ask Britt: How Do You Increase Blog Traffic?

Have Fun - Do Good

Between the internet strategy teleseminar for the San Francisco Writing Conference I did on Monday, the blogging presentation I did for the Oakland branch of Ladies Who Launch on Tuesday, and the consults I had with individual bloggers on Wednesday and Thursday, I've been asked several times this week: "How do I increase my blog traffic?" Link to other bloggers in your posts. Bookmark your posts in del.icio.us, and other social bookmarking services.

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Tools and Tips

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

One of two non-profit technologists I now know with degrees in theology, Bill brings to his current roles as blogger and consultant an impressive history of non-profit leadership. Social Bookmarking. Mashable recently posted this index of over 180 tools for use with del.icio.us , the popular social bookmarking site. Here are a few items brought to my attention recently. Non-Profit Blogging.

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How to Hire a Fantastic Development Director

BoardAssist

For pointers on how to hire that perfect Development Director, guest blogger Amy Eisenstein weighed in this week with her very helpful thoughts on how to meet this challenge and more. Bookmark these sites! Having the right Development Director leading your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts is critical. But finding that fundraising superstar may be quite difficult.

Confessions from Social Media Experts

Forum One

Then she encouraged the staffer running the site to reach out to 'mommy bloggers' by posting comments to their blogs. Next they used stumbleupon.com, a social bookmarking site, to 'thumb up' the sites pages to improve search engine ranking by increasing inbound links. My head is spinning from a rapid infusion of knowledge gleaned from three days at the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco. (My My head is also spinning a bit from my arrival this morning on a redeye).

A Fine Blog!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, if you search through delicious, a social bookmarking service, you will turn up some interesting bookmarks that give you some dental tips, background , an online service that facilitates communication between your child and the tooth fairy, and a critical thinking exercise that debunks this popular childhood myth. I recently discovered a blog by a colleague, Allison Fine, called A. Fine Blog.

Earned Media: How to Stay Relevant and Track It

Care2

Earned media is media you don't “buy&# but earn the old-fashioned way - by taking the time to properly engage reporters, bloggers, and influentials about your issue. Tagging on social bookmarking sites like delicious, Digg, etc. Listen and Build Relationships Some of the best ways to build relationships with reporters and bloggers who cover your issues is to examine their “byline profiles&# , start listening and begin a dialogue.

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What are the best metrics to use to measure ROI and improve your blog's content?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some education technology bloggers, like Tony Karrer. Chris Brogan recently provided some insights about bookmarked blog posts and how they can help increase traffic. And notice that he doesn't just take a list of most bookmarked content, that's only the first step. He's done the reflection process about why a blog post get bookmarked (what's the format or criteria) and what happens when a lot of people bookmark a blog post.

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New Firefox Version: Nice New Features | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

05/17/2010: Method Tweeting: Act I Updates in Your Inbox Beaconfire at Play More of Beaconfire Bloggers photos www. I like the quick bookmarking feature in the address bar too. One click on the star bookmarks the page and categorizes it as “unsorted.&# Two clicks brings up the bookmark management dialogue box, and you can quickly file it wherever need be. No more having to go into the bookmark manager, find something you’ve bookmarked and then assign it.

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