Herding Cats, er, Bloggers

Connection Cafe

The Blogger Alias. We have a blogger alias set up in Outlook that allows me to easily communicate with team members. I use this sparingly with the hope that my bloggers will know if I’m sending something to all of them, it must be pretty important. Author: Cheryl Black.

3 Ways to Identify Influencers for Your Blogger Outreach Campaign


So, you’re about to kick off a Blogger Outreach campaign. If you have a blog and you haven’t planned to do blogger outreach – you need to start planning. The point of this post isn’t to sell you on the idea of blogger outreach.

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22 Must-Circle Nonprofit Bloggers and Resources on Google+

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I joined Google+ a few months ago as an individual, but it hasn’t been until the recent launch of Google+ Pages that I began investing time in the exploring the Google+ community and tool set. It’s definitely been worth the time investment thus far. New York Times.

20 Ways to Be a Generous Blogger

Have Fun - Do Good

After six years of blogging, and teaching others how to blog, I've been playing around with the idea of what it means to be a "generous blogger." The generous blogger. Is mindful of her time online. Is mindful of her reader’s time online. Mentors new bloggers.

5 Ways To Do Blogger Outreach Better


One thing that is certain is the effectiveness of working with targeted influential bloggers to promote any aspect of your brand. From a new product to an infographic to a DIY YouTube video to a product giveaway, bloggers are helping brands score actionable mentions.

That Time the Godfather of Content Laughed at Me


At the time, I was working for an agency, doing content marketing and sales enablement for large global brands, startups and other for-profit business. This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. ——– Nobody likes to be laughed at–much less, publicly. Amirite?

Facebook: Is it Worth your Nonprofit’s Time?


How much time should your nonprofit spend engaging with their “fans” on Facebook? It’s much easier for people to click a button and sign a petition online than it is to take time out of their busy schedules to attend an event. She is also the Blogger-In-Chief for Care2’s Frogloop blog.

The Best Times To Post To Social Media: Introducing the Burrito Principle

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How many times have you seen people in the grocery store or waiting to pick up their sandwich order or their burrito from a burrito truck – while standing in a line and browsing their mobile phones? This is the time you should should be posting and engaging on social channels.

Google + for Nonprofits: Invest Time or Not? Nonprofit Starter Steps

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Should your nonprofit do more than simply set up a presence on Google + and not invest any more time? What is a productive way to experiment and learn to the answers to these questions without wasting time? Set aside some “play and explore” time to observe, read, and interact with your colleagues and peers who are on Google +. Debra Askanase Blogger and trainer who share useful tips about Google + (and other platforms too!). How much time are you investing?

Coaching Your First-Time Event Fundraisers Toward Success! (Part 1)

Connection Cafe

The first time you got behind the wheel in Driver’s Ed class? The first time you rode your bicycle without training wheels? The first time you jumped in the pool with no life vest? How do you communicate with your first-time participants?

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Coaching Your First-Time Event Fundraisers Towards Success!

Connection Cafe

Last month, I kicked off my blog series on how to coach your first-time fundraisers towards success. Here are a couple of other blogs from my fellow blogger friends and fundraising experts that share awesome tips on how to write engaging communications with your audiences….

Time to Give a Little

ASU Lodestar Center

Other reality: I don’t have the time or money for your cause. I had a chance to chat with Leo Ramirez , President, CEO, and Co-Founder of MiniDonations , and he summed it up excellently: “When compounded, small donations of one's time, talent, and treasure can profoundly impact our world.

A Huge Thanks To Guest Bloggers from the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A huge thanks to the small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who attended the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle and published blog posts to share their reflections and thoughts.

Call for Submissions: What Are Your Best Time Management Tips?

Have Fun - Do Good

Whether I'm talking with a nonprofit staffer, or a fellow nonprofit consultant, the topic of time always comes up. I'd love to hear your time management tips for nonprofits and nonprofit consultants. Please share your time management tips by July 26th!

Cambodia Bloggers: Five Years Later – Part 2

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I started blogging in 2003 about nonprofits and social media and started second blog about Cambodia, “Cambodia for Kids” after the arrival of my daughter, Sara and discovering that there was a vibrant community of bloggers in Cambodia.

Peter Deitz: How I Make Time for What Really Matters

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm super excited to present the first post in my new guest post series: Making Time for What Matters. Peter Deitz is a blogger, microphilanthropy advocate, and aspiring social entrepreneur. Below are the strategies I deployed to improve my time management skills.

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers. This time around I limited the list to individuals bloggers, rather than blogs maintained by associations, publications, PR firms, etc. The 29 nonprofit bloggers below are posted in reverse alphabetical order, all equally valuable. The list below is the result of that “Tweet Out&#.

The Write Words: Great Themes for Authors and Bloggers

Byte Technology

it may be hard to remember that the entire endeavor was begun specifically as a place where bloggers and writers could craft and share their words with a simple out-of-the-box and easy to customize site. As such, budding writers and bloggers as well as though who’ve been operating on WordPress for years still have so many great choices for themes built around the simple idea of helping wordsmiths connect with a readership.

Joint Statement from Museum Bloggers and Colleagues on Ferguson and Related Events

Museum 2.0

Gretchen Jennings convened a group of bloggers and colleagues online to develop a statement about museums'' responsibilities and opportunities in response to the events in Ferguson, Cleveland and Staten Island. But now is a great time to start being involved.

Emily McKhann: Making Time For What Matters

Have Fun - Do Good

Today's post is the second in my new guest post series: Making Time for What Matters. In case you missed it, be sure to read the first post by blogger, microphilanthropy advocate, and aspiring social entrepreneur, Peter Deitz. How do you make time for what matters?

Ushahidi Wins MacArthur Award: Changing the World One Map at a Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An ad-hoc group of tech bloggers based in Kenya decided to do something about it. The purpose of the tool was to empower Kenyans to document and report on incidents in real-time, giving the media, governments, and relief organizations a true picture of what was happening on the ground.

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Time Management for Nonprofit Techies (and Bloggers)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some of you in the nonprofit technology field may remember this wonderful cartoon " Time Management for Techies " created by Miriam Engelberg who we lost breast cancer about two years ago. Flickr Photo by Mangee.

It’s that time of year again- the DoGooder Awards are back!


If you’re picked as a semifinalist in the contest, YouTube will make sure your organization’s application for membership is approved in time to be eligible for public voting. Compelling cause-based video has the ability to advance social change and create real impact.

Blogger relations?


I'm totally going, by the way, next time.!!!) Anyway I won't quote it, it's easier to read the whole post, but I found it fascinating to read about "Building Relationships with Bloggers" from the PR/marketers perspective. I'm obviously a relatively new blogger, but have found myself to already have the power to have some influence just in the mere mentioning of something. Found this interesting post from Brian Solis, who was at BlogWorld last week.

Slashdot | Bloggers Propose Code of Conduct

AFP Blog

Slashdot | Bloggers Propose Code of Conduct: "Bloggers Propose Code of ConductPosted by CowboyNeal on Tuesday April 10, @03:55AMfrom the manners-maketh-man dept.The Internet Privacyakintayo writes 'The New York Times reports that in response to the recent brouhaha, some technology bloggers have suggested raising the level of civility on tech blogs by implementing a code of conduct."Tags:

Another Cambodian Video Blogger. Yeah!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click To Play Earlier today I posted about discovering some new photo blogs, podcasts, and videos from Cambodian Bloggers. Write one paragraph describing what you learned about shooting a video or how you might improve what you shoot the next time.

How Much Time Does It Take To Do Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Time Chart - See Flickr Discussion on Version 1 Wanna Remix it? Here's a question I get all the time: How much time and resources does it take to implement social media? " It does take more time in the beginning if you're just acquiring the skill with a particular tool.

Passports With Purpose: Travel Bloggers Helping Cambodia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

created by four Seattle-based travel bloggers, returns for a second. I started blogging as expat and honestly, expat bloggers saved my life. When I started to meet my fellow bloggers and they were 73 times more awesome in person, well.

Here’s Your Opportunity to Start Something Awesome: Join #MBUstorm Blogging Challenge!


Starting out is tough… We all have lots of great ideas “we wish we could do” but they keep piling up waiting for when we have enough time. They receive f ree coaching and consulting from a great community of fellow bloggers for free. Newbie & Experienced Bloggers!

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The Blogger Returns

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

I've been absent from these pages a long time. There's so much going on my blogging has just gone by the wayside. Let's get back on track. What have I been up to? Well, for one thing, planning a trip over the holidays to Morocco and Mali.

Time Well Spent: How Much Effort a Non-Profit Should Devote to Social Media Fundraising

Byte Technology

As the old saying goes, time is money. Thankfully, the book Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits breaks down, in clear and concise terms, just how much time an organization should devote to building and managing a social media campaign.

A few Expat Bloggers in Cambodia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Cambodian Blog community has many facets, including an active group of "ex-pat" bloggers. Details Are Sketchy is an anonymous blogger who writes about life in Cambodia. John Weeks (aka jinja ) has lived in Cambodia for a long time and has been blogging for many years.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Making Philanthropy a Lifestyle, 365.

ASU Lodestar Center

I have a rough time donating to nonprofits. What if I decided that, every single day, Id devote a little bit of time and a little bit of a care to a different nonprofit organization? What Next — Charles Best is "Character Approved" Twitter Updates Powered by Blogger.

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Tips for Disaster Relief Bloggers

Have Fun - Do Good

Here are some of the tips they gave for other disaster relief bloggers: Tips from Grace 1. Most times during a disaster, the survivors do not have power, so your blog isn’t for them, it is for the people on the outside who want to help them.

Cambodia Bloggers Summit: Help Young Cambodian Bloggers Join the Global Conversation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Cambodian young people are joining the global conversation in the blogosphere and sharing their perspectives through different forms of grassroots citizen's media thanks to the efforts of a dedicated team of Cambodian bloggers. Timing is running out.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Linkbuilding through Outreach


Fast forward to today and digital marketing agency Click Consult are using blogger and social media intelligence software, GroupHigh , to help build strong, ethical and long term relationships with industry leaders. This one tickled my fancy.

Mentoring Young Women Bloggers

Have Fun - Do Good

They are looking for bloggers from around the world to be blogging mentors for 1 week as part of the Young Caucasus Women project, a group blog for young women from the Caucasus region (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia). Last night we watched Mad Hot Ballroom , one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. youth Young Caucasus Women arts education young bloggers

Angela Devlen: Emergency Management Professional and Blogger

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

By the time I was 16 I was certified as what was then called an Ambulance Attendant (later known as an Emergency Medical Technician) and worked for two ambulance services.

Victory for Bloggers in California Court

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

It's good news for bloggers: On Friday a California Court of Appeals ruled the bloggers are entitled to the same protections as journalists in traditional media when it comes to being required to reveal confidential sources.

Gen Y Blogger Profile: Qui Diaz - Evangelist for Social Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

"Where are the twenty something/millennial bloggers writing about social change, activism, and nonprofits?" The next logical step, of course, is to start to get to know some of these bloggers by doing interviews. And those efforts have to be sustained over time.