HOW TO: Launch a Broadcast “TV” Channel for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits will soon be broadcasting their own live TV programs to households around the world simply with a Ustream channel and a smartphone. The steps below will help you create a broadcast TV channel for your nonprofit on Ustream (see Stand Up To Cancer’s Channel ). but after four hours of testing and coming up against numerous brick walls and errors on Justin.tv (primarily with their Facebook and iPhone Apps), I went with Ustream. 5) Start broadcasting!

From TechPresident: Facebook Haggadah: A Case Study in Viral ROI

Amy Sample Ward

Sifry , the co-founder of Personal Democracy Forum, took a closer look at ROI for Facebook apps in his piece last week Facebook Haggadah: A Case Study in Viral ROI (Is This App Different From All Other Apps?) Here’s an excerpt from his post : Within a day his Facebook Haggadah was all over the web. … Elkin reports that his Facebook app Yes We Conserve has gotten about 5,500 visits as a result, but only 233 people have installed it. Micah L.

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Things To Do In Facebook

Connection Cafe

You’ve heard of Facebook, right? As if I needed to provide the justification for why you need a presence in Facebook, here are the latest statistics from Facebook, as posted on their site at the time this post was published. General Growth • More than 150 million active users • More than half of Facebook users are outside of college • The fastest growing demographic is those 30 years old and older. Your Facebook Page 2.

What Does the New Facebook Mean for Brands?

SocialFish

This post by my friend Tonia Ries of the Realtime Report was so comprehensive that instead of doing my own version of a summary of Facebook-related analysis, I asked her if I could repost it here for you. What we wanted to know is: what do the slew of changes announced by Facebook mean for brands? Posts, previously limited to 500 characters, posts can now be as long as 5,000 characters ( Inside Facebook ). The Timeline is the new way for users to organize their profiles.

Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: While many of us focus our attention on FB pages, Facebook groups can be a good platform for nonprofits to use for informal peer learning groups, getting feedback from your post passionate fans , or to cultivate and support a brand ambassadors group. That’s where I connected with Miriam Brosseau who recently shared this awesome post on Facebook profile. Making Facebook Groups Rock – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau.

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If Google+ was a comfy couch at a conference…

Judi Sohn

Is it a Facebook killer? One difference is apparent to me: On Facebook, your posts are shared as widely as possible by default and you can take an extra step to exclude people. When I go to Facebook, I typically skim back in my feed to see what I missed since my last visit. For it to work for me, Google+ has to be less about broadcasting updates than it is about sharing with personal connections. I hid off my profile the count of how many people have me in circles.

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NetCentric Advocacy: wONDERINGMIND42: LoneWolf Global warming

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Screencast: RSS to Netvibes. Main | Unions using Facebook | Planting Liberally » December 17, 2007 wONDERINGMIND42: LoneWolf Global warming SO what can 1 guy do on global warming? Link: YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Link: YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Do to the lack of activity on MySpace, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on the Causes Application on Facebook.&# (To read the full message, click here.) When a friend starts a campaign, supports or fundraises for an organization or cause publicly on a social networking platform, they broadcast that action and encourage their friends to do the same. Are you using Causes on MySpace, are you using it on Facebook?

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Do to the lack of activity on MySpace, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on the Causes Application on Facebook.&# (To read the full message, click here.) When a friend starts a campaign, supports or fundraises for an organization or cause publicly on a social networking platform, they broadcast that action and encourage their friends to do the same. Are you using Causes on MySpace, are you using it on Facebook?

First Reflections on Jumo

Amy Sample Ward

So far, trying to navigate the site to browse or set up a profile has about a 50/50 chance of hitting either a 504 or 500 error page. Facebook Requirements. It seems that you have to have an organizational presence on facebook in order for the project page on Jumo to work/look right – I put in my facebook ID, thinking it was verifying my association as the admin on the organizational account, but instead it put my photo and info as the organization’s!

Chicago Symphony Social Media Strategy: What happens when people outside your organization set up a presence on Facebook?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'll be leading this workshop in Philadelphia for the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance in about two weeks) As part of my research process (using social media, of course), I looked at what arts organizations were doing on social networking sites like Facebook. And, I really wanted to do an interview with him to find out more about the CSO and Facebook. I understand your organization has a Facebook Fan Page - can you tell me a little about the strategy, and why you set it up?

What is no longer working in social media: 2014 edition

SocialFish

There was a time you could get away with broadcasting links into the general noise of Twitter, and be noticed due to the curiosity factor of Twitter’s firehose, and the fact that Google would pick up your tweets in real time, and even show them in real time on trending searches. Facebook. Where do I begin with what doesn’t work on Facebook? Ever since Facebook began to take away some of pages killer features, I haven’t been the fan I once was.

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How Nonprofits Can Use Behavioral Science to Engage Supporters on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Some social media sites such as Facebook shows you a list of people who have engaged in your campaign, and you can invite them to like your profile page to become followers. A popular medium of choice, Facebook facilitates conversations and interactions among supporters in the comments section, allowing them to feel a sense of community virtually.

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Raise More Money at Year-end

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media powerhouses Facebook and YouTube have rolled out new fundraising tools for nonprofits and individuals, to make it even easier to connect with supporters and drive donations at year-end. 1) Ask your supporters to create Facebook Fundraisers for you. Over $300 million in donations have been raised via Facebook Fundraisers since the roll-out of that tool last year. Your supporters may not know that you are set up and ready to accept donations via Facebook.

A Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook. Design and upload custom graphics to your Facebook Page. Optimize your page for Facebook Graph Search. Launch a Facebook Group, if applicable. Experiment with Facebook Events. □ Add Facebook Location to your page and request to merge existing Facebook Places Pages. Ensure that all staff members have maximized their LinkedIn profiles. Facebook Fundraising Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Social Media Twitter YouTube

Livestream Fundraising 101: What is Livestream Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

Some of the most popular streaming sites are Twitch, Mixer, Facebook Live and YouTube. . The first type of livestream fundraising campaign , which I call “ organizational livestream fundraising , ” is the concept of an organization using their own streaming channels to broadcast live video content for the purpose of fundraising. There has been a lot of buzz lately around “livestream fundraising” but what exactly does that phrase mean? Let’s start at its root… Livestream.

10th Annual Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s Nonprofit Leadership Forum

Amy Sample Ward

Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or something else, you don’t have to be satisfied with a feeling: use your organization’s strategic plan to identify real goals and then track the data to show your impact. Description : As our networks expand, our profiles get more public, and our work requires a human face, where do we draw the line between personal and professional identities online? Date :October 24-25, 2012. Location : Lexington, KY.

Organizations and Tweeting Robots (Twitter, Facebook)

Beaconfire Wire

Apparently secret votes should not be broadcast to the world using the Twitter medium. Here’s what I tell non-technical people: Twitter is like an away message in AIM, a status message in Facebook, Linked In, or MySpace, and what you tell people what is on your mind or what you about to do when people ask you. As it can link into almost any application such as Facebook , it’s useful to tweet once, and have your status spread to other places on the internet.

Pheed and Sulia: Two New Social Networks for the Nonprofit Early Adopters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For example, the National Wildlife Federation was an early adopter of Google+ and now they have more followers on Google+ than on Facebook and Twitter combined. Also, if you decide to become an early adopter and want to promote your Pheed and Sulia profiles on your website, blog and e-newsletter, you can right-click to download the Pheed and Sulia icons on the right side of this blog.

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HOW TO: Launch a Mobile Photo-Sharing Campaign for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They were on Myspace and organizing via Facebook Groups years before corporate brands, higher education, and broadcast and print media. on Twitter in a just a couple of taps, is visually compelling, has a social component, integrates your Twitter feed, and is compatible with Twitter’s Official Apps, HootSuite and TweetDeck: Mother’s Against Drunk Driving on yfrog :: yfrog.com/user/MADDOnline/profile. yfrog.com/user/nonprofitorgs/profile.

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Social Media for Social Good :: Your Nonprofit Tech Checklist

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Web 1.0 :: The Broadcast Web. 1) Facebook. Create a Facebook Page. Find your Facebook voice. Find and monitor your Facebook Community Page, if applicable. Claim your Facebook Places Page, if applicable. Create a Twitter Profile. Set up Flickr Profile. Create and complete your personal profile. Reserve your LinkedIn Public Profile URL. Download Facebook app. Check in on Facebook Places/Location.

33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. A directory of quotes by famous people, this websites list thousands of inspirational quotes useful for Tweeting and Facebook Status Updates. A good quote is certain to garner your nonprofit Retweets and thumbs up on Facebook any day of the week. This site provides an incredibly useful breakdown of Facebook users by age, gender, and location.

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Planned Parenthood Uses MMS to Generate Support for National Pink Out Day

Mobile Commons

Next, they sent out two broadcasts to their mobile list about the event. In response to the text messages, hundreds of people on the Planned Parenthood mobile list texted in their selfies, which were posted next to “pinked-out” Facebook profile pictures, Instagram posts tagged with #PinkOut and #StandwithPP hashtags, and Tweets in an online album showcasing everyone’s participation and support.

Google+ Resources for Nonprofits

SocialFish

The presentation delivered real world tips on how to develop your G+ profiles/pages and how to build and leverage your networks. How should content be different in Google+ than Facebook? ” If you are acting as an organization/association, then Google Plus and Facebook content can be quite similar. This presentation from V3 Integrated Marketing’s Shelly Kramer and Community Organizer 2.0′s

Three Essential Ways Your Nonprofit Should Be Using Social Media

Connection Cafe

Don’t just broadcast information. Many people use the Facebook calendar to manage their activities now. This contributes to building community and lets your followers visualize your mission in action, keeping your organization at the top of their mind regardless of what else they are doing on their own profile. By: Amanda Quraishi. Social media is unique from any other platform for engaging with your donors, volunteers and supporters.

A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits

SocialFish

———– Nonprofit organizations have become increasingly social over the past decade, whether they are cultivating a dedicated Facebook following or blazing a trail on new networks such as Snapchat. To learn about the demographic makeup of your current social media following, you can use native analytics on platforms like Twitter and Facebook or use a social media management tool. Facebook could change the rules; Twitter could shut down,” Pitman said.

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Hype vs. Reality: What digital channels are the most effective in 2010?

Frogloop

I hear the questions every week: "Should we start with Facebook or email?" This potential was because it was endorsed by FIFA, has over 200 world-class footballers as supporters, had other high profile supporters like Shakira, Desmund Tutu and Queen Rania of Jordan as well as having an amazing line-up of support from mobile network providers, broadcasters, large digital sites (Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, MSN), etc.

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How to Report Live from Nonprofit Events Using Periscope

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Make sure you link to your Periscope Profile, such as periscope.tv/nonprofitorgs You’re essentially becoming an instant broadcast reporter and one-person film crew without any professional training. However, there is the option to save a recording of your stream to your camera roll which can then be uploaded to YouTube or Facebook and promoted in post-event follow-up content.

24 Hours for Darfur User-Generated Video Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On September 16, 2007 they will screen 24 hours of rolling footage at a rally in front of the UN headquarters and at smaller events at halls of power throughout the world - all connected through a real-time online broadcast. Also that they are asking people to spread the word on Facebook by embedding one of their videos in your profile

A Few Good Tools for eAdvocacy

Idealware

Votizen (www.votizen.com) : The startup company Votizen provides an alternative to email that lets your supporters create profiles, and then verifies their congressional districts and voting histories. Once their profiles are approved, they can support causes, sign petitions and pledges, and send messages to their state and federal elected officials. The vendor also now offers Capwiz for Facebook, which integrates your website with a Facebook app.

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50 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. A directory of quotes by famous people, this websites list thousands of inspirational quotes useful for Tweeting and Facebook Status Updates. A good quote is certain to garner your nonprofit Retweets and thumbs up on Facebook any day of the week. This site provides an incredibly useful breakdown of Facebook users by age, gender, and location.

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33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Broadcast Web.” The Broadcast Web i.e., one-to-many communications defined as broadcasting outward with complete control of the message and no public interaction or feedback. In fact, a study released in the fall of 2011 revealed that auto-posting to Facebook decreases likes and comments by up to 70% which can have a detrimental impact on a nonprofit’s EdgeRank score on Facebook. Chapter 3 :: Find Your Facebook Voice.

33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Broadcast Web.” The Broadcast Web i.e., one-to-many communications defined as broadcasting outward with complete control of the message and no public interaction or feedback. In fact, a study released in the fall of 2011 revealed that auto-posting to Facebook decreases likes and comments by up to 70% which can have a detrimental impact on a nonprofit’s EdgeRank score on Facebook. Chapter 3 :: Find Your Facebook Voice.

22 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On the day that I submitted the final manuscript of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits to McGraw-Hill, Facebook launched Timeline for Pages. The Broadcast Web.” The Broadcast Web i.e., one-to-many communications defined as broadcasting outward with complete control of the message and no public interaction or feedback. The new time allotment and updated tool list is as follows: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube: 15 Hours Weekly.

Infographic: How Content Curation Fits into the Marketing Mix

Frogloop

Earlier this spring, NTEN surveyed readers of the NTEN:Change Journal (a quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders) to find out how they were using their various communications channels (like their website, Twitter and Facebook profiles, as well as direct email). Highlights of the findings include: Websites are considered an organization’s most important channel by respondents, followed by broadcast email.

60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. A directory of quotes by famous people, this websites list thousands of inspirational quotes useful for Tweeting and Facebook Status Updates. A good quote is certain to garner your nonprofit Retweets and thumbs up on Facebook any day of the week. This site provides an incredibly useful breakdown of Facebook users by age, gender, and location. Profile. Profile at: re.vu/heathermansfield.

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Cocktail Party Participation: Revisiting Twitter

Museum 2.0

I thought that Twitter was for broadcasting—a different but related kind of broadcasting from blogging. But now that I’m a Twitter user, I realize that Twitter is not (mostly) about broadcasting. Twitter is a hybrid broadcast/communication platform--part blog, part instant messaging system. It's more discussion-oriented than social networks because there isn't the other content (video, photos, profiles) to get in the way.

111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Most nonprofits have not yet embraced Twitter’s new Vine App , thus they may not have an understanding of how to record and broadcast the world (and social good) in six second bites. Even more amazing, their smartphone and tablet apps allow you to broadcast live from anywhere, anytime… for free. Twibbon is a tool that allows your supporters on Twitter and Facebook to add a micro version of your nonprofit’s avatar to their profile pics. Profile.

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TechSoup joins the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Tech Soup Blog

If you haven't been on Facebook, Twitter, and even mainstream media like CNN in the past couple of weeks, it's the viral sensation where an individual, upon challenged by a friend online, douses themselves with ice and/or water on camera. While there has been some high-profile efforts to raise awareness and money, most recently by former football player Steve Gleason and his Team Gleason House , research efforts and awareness have been low compared to the other fatal diseases.

Making Media Connections: Ning Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For every online social network training we do, we actually present the ning site and demonstrate ways participants can create and customize profiles, syndicate RSS feeds, post blogs, photos and videos and more. Every broadcast of our subscription based e-newsletter highlights headlines not only from our online broadcasts but also user generated posts and also a call to join the network.

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My Foray Into Personal Fundraising

Idealware

Setting up the campaign was pretty akin to setting up a profile on a social network -- name, description, graphic upload, etc. With the emails sent, I tweeted, Facebooked, and Google+ed the effort. As donations came in, I tweeted and posted thanks to the donors on my Facebook page. Earthjustice. 14.0. Earthjustice. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. A directory of quotes by famous people, this websites list thousands of inspirational quotes useful for Tweeting and Facebook Status Updates. A good quote is certain to garner your nonprofit Retweets and thumbs up on Facebook any day of the week. This site provides an incredibly useful breakdown of Facebook users by age, gender, and location. Profile. Profile at: re.vu/heathermansfield.

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Nonprofits Using Ning: An Interview with Community Media Workshop and Best Practices

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For every online social network training we do, we actually present the ning site and demonstrate ways participants can create and customize profiles, syndicate RSS feeds, post blogs, photos and videos and more. Every broadcast of our subscription based e-newsletter highlights headlines not only from our online broadcasts but also user generated posts and also a call to join the network.

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