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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.

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). " film music | mobygratis.com – Are you looking for music to use for free in your nonprofit's video? 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

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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). If you haven't, John Haydon will tell you how: "From what I’ve seen, most nonprofits have no idea that you can add to your list — that precious database of your supporters, donors or newsletter subscribers — by strategically using a customized Facebook Welcome Page or custom tab.

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Social bookmarking PR requires sustained community participation | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

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. So how do nonprofits crack the Digg homepage, secure tens of thousands of visitors immediately and influence discussion about their cause far and wide? Share and Enjoy: Categories: Marketing , Nonprofits , Web 2.0.

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). She enjoys camping, reading, adventure travel, and clean socks… and I should mention is starting a nonprofit called Pando Projects. 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 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). 30 Super Useful Nonprofit Hashtags – Twitter Chats, Too! « « Company K Media – Kerri has an excellent round up of some of the most popular hashtags on Twitter related to the nonprofit and social impact sectors, as well as hashtags to follow to join in regular Twitter chats.

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Great reads from around the web on March 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). John was reaching out to bloggers, asking us if we would write about the launch of the fourth annual CTK Foundation Heart and Soul Grant Award to nonprofit organizations. What the Red Cross did next is an example to other nonprofit organizations that make a similar gaffe."

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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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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). " Social Media for Social Good [Infographic] – "In our new Social Media for Social Good infographic, we profile several successful grassroots and nonprofit campaigns, explain tactics that increase the impact of a message, and explore emerging trends in charitable giving and volunteering."

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Great reads from around the web on October 20th

Amy Sample Ward

Social Media and Technology: What Nonprofits Need To Know « Nonprofit Communications: Duck Call Blog - I really love the highlights Farra shares from the “Social Media and Technology: What Nonprofits Need To Know" panel she attended yesterday as part of #baruchnp, at Baruch College in New York. "Government, nonprofit, and business leaders must together help to solve this problem by applying basic principles of supply and demand to volunteering and service.

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Great reads from around the web on May 14th

Amy Sample Ward

" Techcafeteria Blog » The ROI on Flexibility - Peter Campbell has a great blog post addressing the common reality inside foundations and nonprofit organizations when it comes to IT management: total lockdown. 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

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. She has trained thousands of causes in effective marketing and media relations, and her marketing materials for nonprofits have won national and international awards.

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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

is a new nonprofit in Austin, Texas and it’s bringing you the first world wide film festival only for nonprofit and cause-driven organizations. " Traveling Geeks - "The Traveling Geeks are an informal group of technology influencers and bloggers rooted chiefly in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ninety-two percent of nonprofits responding to the May 2009 survey indicated they were experiencing the effects of the downturn, up from 75 percent in November.

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

Frogloop

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. But the expense of buying ad space can be a barrier to many nonprofits.

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Nonprofit Growing Pains. Dealing with Change.

Frogloop

Taking a look at the ways technology companies have informed their users about product changes is instructive for nonprofits looking to announce big changes in a thoughtful way. ” Unlike technology consumers, for some nonprofits that sentiment is literal. Change is hard.

8 Benefits of Having a Nonprofit Blog

Have Fun - Do Good

Should all nonprofits have a blog? Below are eight benefits of having a nonprofit blog. If you've worked for a nonprofit, you know how painfully long it can take to put together a newsletter. blog nonprofit net2 nptech. Can having a blog benefit your organization?

The Best Trends and Lists of 2012

Frogloop

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. Nonprofit Marketing P osts of 2012.

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111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free online resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new low-cost or free resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech for Good 2.0

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The advent of the Mobile Web is slowly starting to permeate and transform nonprofit communications. Just like social media transformed the nonprofit sector and how it communicates with its supporters, so will the Mobile Web (even more so).

100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new low-cost or free resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Clipix makes bookmarking a.k.a.

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85 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new low-cost or free resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Clipix makes bookmarking a.k.a.

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Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

SocialFish

I use Feedly to follow and read blog posts from OT bloggers, health news from major news organizations, and other sites where I can typically find good and relevant information for our members. Case Study Content Strategy Featured From the Trenches Nimble Nonprofit

10 Questions to Get You Started Using Social Media for Your Nonprofit or Do-Good Project

Have Fun - Do Good

If you have a do-good project, or a small nonprofit that you want to promote, fundraise for, or build an online community around using social media, your first step is to create a plan. If the idea of creating a social media plan sounds scary to you, just think of it as: 10 Questions to Get You Started Using Social Media for Your Nonprofit or Do-Good Project. WordPress , Blogger ) Podcast (i.e. Facebook , Ning ) Social bookmarking (i.e. nonprofit plan social

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70 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Clipix makes bookmarking a.k.a.

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My Firefox Extension Favorites | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

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.

Sharing Nonprofit & NGO Tech Stories

Have Fun - Do Good

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I'm the Community Builder for NetSquared , a project of Tech Soup that is helping to bring the social web to nonprofits & NGOs by sharing stories and building tools. If you know a nonprofit or NGO that is using any of these technologies, or is struggling to use them, encourage them to share their stories on our Community Blog , Net2 in Action success gallery or Net2 Ask challenges forum by sending them one of these pre-fab invitations to participate.

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8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs

Have Fun - Do Good

Next week I'll be teaching a session about blogging during a nonprofit social media webinar, We Are Media, presented by NTEN. As part of my preparation, it seems like a good time to update my 2006 post, 10 Ways Nonprofits Can Us Blogs , and my 2007 post, 10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs and Bloggers to Support Their Cause. I've consolidated down to 8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs, and added new examples. Example: Urban Sprouts uses a Blogger blog as its website.

NpTech Summary: Nonprofit and Social Change Digg Redux

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Should there be a nonprofit and social change category on Digg? That was the conversation in the nonprofit, nonprofit technology, and social change social media space. Others who work in the nonprofit sector, perhaps mostly gen y, turn to Digg for news.

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Guest Post: 8 Benefits of Having a Nonprofit Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Britt Bravo, publisher of Have Fun • Do Good Should all nonprofits have a blog? Below are eight benefits of having a nonprofit blog. If you've worked for a nonprofit, you know how painfully long it can take to put together a newsletter.

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 Happy Birthday!

How to Hire a Fantastic Development Director

BoardAssist

Having the right Development Director leading your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts is critical. 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.

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. Cider apple Originally uploaded by Mexicanwave.

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Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Google , Internet “Charities&# vs. “nonprofits&# in Google Trends 12.04.08 | 3622 11 Comments [link] %22Charities%22+vs.+%22nonprofits%22+in+Google+Trends I find the word “charities&# interesting as it is used interchangeably with the word “nonprofit&# here in the US. The lesson is: Yes, you are a nonprofit but use the word charity if you’re the kind of nonprofit that is sought after during disasters.

Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Google , Internet “Charities&# vs. “nonprofits&# in Google Trends 12.04.08 | 3622 11 Comments [link] %22Charities%22+vs.+%22nonprofits%22+in+Google+Trends I find the word “charities&# interesting as it is used interchangeably with the word “nonprofit&# here in the US. The lesson is: Yes, you are a nonprofit but use the word charity if you’re the kind of nonprofit that is sought after during disasters.

Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Google , Internet “Charities&# vs. “nonprofits&# in Google Trends 12.04.08 | 3622 11 Comments [link] %22Charities%22+vs.+%22nonprofits%22+in+Google+Trends I find the word “charities&# interesting as it is used interchangeably with the word “nonprofit&# here in the US. The lesson is: Yes, you are a nonprofit but use the word charity if you’re the kind of nonprofit that is sought after during disasters.

Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Google , Internet “Charities&# vs. “nonprofits&# in Google Trends 12.04.08 | 3622 11 Comments [link] %22Charities%22+vs.+%22nonprofits%22+in+Google+Trends I find the word “charities&# interesting as it is used interchangeably with the word “nonprofit&# here in the US. The lesson is: Yes, you are a nonprofit but use the word charity if you’re the kind of nonprofit that is sought after during disasters.

Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Google , Internet “Charities&# vs. “nonprofits&# in Google Trends 12.04.08 | 3622 11 Comments [link] %22Charities%22+vs.+%22nonprofits%22+in+Google+Trends I find the word “charities&# interesting as it is used interchangeably with the word “nonprofit&# here in the US. The lesson is: Yes, you are a nonprofit but use the word charity if you’re the kind of nonprofit that is sought after during disasters.

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. And then, in April 1997, I became a blogger.

Nonprofit 2.0… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Nonprofit 2.0 , Strategy Nonprofit 2.0… … 03.16.06 | 14 7 Comments [link] Nonprofit+2.0.+ Sonny Cloward has an interesting post from 10/13/2005 called Nonprofit 2.0. However, I never thought of Nonprofit 2.0 Let’s take the idea of Cloward’s Nonprofit 2.0 What would that mean to nonprofits that followed such a rubric? If our clients aren’t better served by our whizbang gizmos, then Nonprofit 2.0

Meet Marshall the Nonprofit Blogging Coach

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was curious by how he described his work: "blogger coach to nonprofits." So far, I have interviewed people who I have met face-to-face or have known through my work in the nonprofit tech field. What type of work do you do in the nonprofit sector?

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Tools and Tips

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Bill Freeman has been writing a blog for about a year on Tips and Tools for NonProfits. 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.

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