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 current technology of live-streaming on the Web has been around for a few years, but only recently with the launch of smartphone Apps that convert phones into video cameras and social media integration, has the technology started to reach mass adoption by Web users ( its up 600% in the last year !). 5) Start broadcasting!

How the World Affairs Council Broadcasts Globally with Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

As part of Social Media September (#SocMedSep), we've been tapping into the wisdom of our global TechSoup and NetSquared communities as well as experts in nonprofit technology. I reached out to Alana Post, the Online Communications Manager at The World Affairs Council of Northern California to hear how this nonprofit uses social media to reach a global audience. TS: How does social media support your organization's mission? Got any social media stories or tips?

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NetCentric Advocacy: YouTube - Broadcast Your Cause.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Assignment Zero: Valuable Lessons | Main | A list worth reading: Convio Recognizes Winners of First Innovator Awards for Nonprofits » October 26, 2007 YouTube - Broadcast Your Cause. Link: YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Comments YouTube - Broadcast Your Cause. Link: YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While social media is now a common part of every nonprofit’s communication strategy, a common sentiment is that interacting on social media is a poor substitute to in-person interactions. As a result, social media strategies are often used to supplement in-person events.

12 Not-So-Great Realities About Nonprofits and Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For more than a decade the blogosphere has touted the power and promise of social media (this blog included) , but there is also a downside to using social media for your nonprofit. Granted, the positives do outweigh the negatives, but it is important to step back occasionally and take a critical look at how social media is impacting nonprofit technology at your organization as well as your digital staff. Nonprofit social media managers are bombarded with depressing content.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits that have the capacity to be early adopters have learned that early adoption in and of itself is a wise social media strategy. Followers tend to grow the fastest during the early adoption phase and being one of the first nonprofits to have a presence on a new social network tends to solidify their popularity on the social network over time. Related Links: Free Webinar on April 18: 11 Steps to Launching a Successful Social Media Strategy for Your Nonprofit.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Julia Campbell , a social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. In addition to overall giving increasing these next two months, the number of your donors giving online and via social media channels is growing. It’s not too late to incorporate online and social media fundraising into your fundraising plans. Here are 5 ways that you can use social media to raise even more money at year-end. .

How to Become an Expert in Social Media Branding

NonProfit Hub

In today’s modernized world, social media branding has become a no-brainer. billion social media users worldwide. The average individual spends around 2 hours and 24 minutes each day on social media. Things to consider before diving into social media.

NetCentric Advocacy: If the poorest and most abused peoples had a network would anyone watch?

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words | Sunlight Foundation | Main | Empires built on the suffering of the Poor: Studies Spotlight the Moral Dilemma of Climate Change Debate » November 08, 2007 If the poorest and most abused peoples had a network would anyone watch? Now The Hub is a network broadcast of the stories to the world. It is no longer big media ignoring the problem.

Social Media for Social Good :: Your Nonprofit Tech Checklist

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At the end of the Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits is a nine-page “Nonprofit Tech Checklist” which I have copied and pasted below. That was my number one priority when writing the book… to create a comprehensive, useful social and mobile media how-to guide for nonprofits. Subscribe to social media and mobile technology blogs. Get the necessary training (HTML, digital photography, video, social media, and mobile technology).

10 Social Media Strategies That Increase Engagement and Inspire Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For nonprofits to succeed on social media, they have to be good at social media and that requires a clear understanding of how, when, and why individuals engage with nonprofits on social media. It was the final presentation of the social media strategies webinar. Embrace social media fundraising. 59% of people of who engage with causes on social media donate money to nonprofits. Invest resources in social media fundraising now – or regret it later!

10th Annual Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s Nonprofit Leadership Forum

Amy Sample Ward

Topic : Community-Driven Planning: Creating a Social Media Strategy. Description : This all-day workshop starts with the real foundation of social media engagement: community and content. Understanding who you are working with and the kinds of content you want to create and share, will help you then build engaging and valuable social media channels. Topic : Social Media Boundaries: Personal/Personnel Policy. Topic : Social Media Done Right in 30 Minutes/Day.

Connected Citizens Report: The Power, Peril, and Potential of Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Knight Foundation and Monitor Institute published a new report called “ Connected Citizens &# that looks at the impact of networks on communities, and asks, what do these emerging networks mean for community change? The report analyzes many examples of networks and provides tools and tips for Network-Centric Grantmaking. Diana Scearce, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with on the Network of Networked Funders project, is the report author.

11 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There’s no shortage of year-end-and-beginning blog posts about social media, but I thought I’d throw mine into the mix as well. I took some much-needed time off in December and was able to spend some down time reflecting on the future of social media and mobile technology for the nonprofit sector. One of the simplest ways to significantly increase your nonprofit’s return on investment (ROI) from using social media is to learn basic HTML.

Thank You For Making The Networked Nonprofit Launch A Hit!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It was a special launch day for our book, The Networked Nonprofit , thanks to you! Here’s some of themes we touched with links to posts by others (and some of our own): How Nonprofits Need To Adjust in a Networked World. Strategies for Being A Networked Nonprofit. Rethinking Social Media Internships. Networked Nonprofits Know How To Experiment Their Way To Success. Since this was my first ustream event, I reached out to my network for some advice.

Nonprofit CEOs and the Network Mindset

Beth Kanter

Today, I have the honor of doing a session at The Allstate Foundation ‘s 60th Anniversary Executive Summit (hashtag #60summit ) where I’ll be talking about leading nonprofits with a network mindset. Social Media: Getting Leadership Buy-In. Social media presents incredible opportunities for nonprofits, both large and small. Social Media 4 NPOs (@SM4Nonprofits) July 26, 2012. A network mindset means exercising leadership through active participation.

2011 NTC Preview: Can Social Networks Create Social Capital?

NTEN

Online networks were used to help organize the national day of action but the action was not about "likes" or fans or messages. While the online networks may have taken off in terms of size and activity, is that where the power of this day of action was rooted? A challenge of our time seems to be building networks of quantity while creating/generating quality from the networks. Build Social Capital Many organizations approach social media as a numbers game.

6 Ideas for Using the Instagram Donation Sticker to Raise Money

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Julia Campbell , a social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. Also, on October 8 in partnership with Nonprofit Tech for Good, Julia will be presenting a free webinar about how nonprofits can use social media to raise money online. Instagram, like the other social media platforms, rewards a consistent posting schedule. Fundraising Guest Post Instagram Social Media

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10 Emerging Trends in Online Communications and Fundraising to Watch in 2018

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Due to the decline in reach on social media, nonprofits should prioritize email communications and fundraising in 2018 [ Benchmarks for Success ]. Digital Payments on Social Networks. Live Reporting Using Social Media. Live broadcasts are streamed within the Periscope app and #LIVE on Periscope. Advanced social media managers will repackage the stream into blog, email, and social media content. The Coming Social Media Backlash.

Advancing Social Media Measurement for Philanthropic Outcomes #sm_re

Beth Kanter

How do you measure your network to learn how to improve outcomes? That was one of many questions raised at during a Twitter Chat last week around the #sm_re hashtag. The chat was a prelude to a convening on April 25th at the Robert Wood Johnston Foundation of 40 thinkers and practitioners, bringing diverse perspectives and expertise into discussions to develop measures for evaluating the impact of social media on philanthropic outcomes. What is the shape of the network mean?

It's a Small World After All: How to Use Niche Social Networks to Spread Your Message

NTEN

Niche networks are smaller, more specific networks that can provide you with targeted, passionate audiences ready and waiting to hear what you have to say. Whether you're looking to join and participate in niche networks for outreach purposes, or you have a network idea that you'd like to test out, niche networks should not be overlooked. The Value in Smaller Networks. The Facts Are These: A majority of online niche networks are based around: Location.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits was released in August 2011 and despite the rapid change occurring on the Social and Mobile Web, 90% of the content still rings true. below are 33 of must-read updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. You may also want to listen to a 30-minute radio interview I did about the book on May 17 which also discusses how social and mobile media has changed since the release of the book.

Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Allegiance Group

Last week, it was brought to my attention that Elgg–an open source Social Networking Platform–was holding a conference on Social Media for Education, and a more specific conference on Elgg. I know and understand the needs of Education that the promise of Social Media can bring. The purpose of Elgg was to allow people use the basics of a social networking platform and extend it to do other things.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits was released in August 2011 and despite the rapid change occurring on the Social and Mobile Web, 90% of the content still rings true. below are 33 of must-read updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. You may also want to listen to a 30-minute radio interview I did about the book on May 17 which also discusses how social and mobile media has changed since the release of the book.

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Beth Kanter

Last week I was in Chicago to facilitate a session as part of Knight Digital Media Center’s Digital Strategy for Community Foundations and Nonprofits workshop. The workshop topics included trends in digital media consumption, social media, engagement on mobile devices and a variety of community foundation projects funded by the Knight Community Information Challenge. Bell was on networked TV apologizing. 3: Social Networking.

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. here are 22 of must-read updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits : 1. The Broadcast Web.” ” Social Media for Social Good is written as a how-to, step-by-step strategic plan for nonprofits in three parts: Web 1.0: Social Media for Social Good: Table of Contents.

Tips to Humanize Your Social Media

Care2

Unconference this really resonated with me when Paul Young of charity: water said in his keynote, what if your online communications (website, social media, fundraising appeals) looked like how you talked. And it got me thinking how so many organizations fighting for the environment, women’s rights, religious freedom in other countries, (insert your cause here), continue to use social media as a tool to just broadcast their blog posts, press releases, or action alerts.

Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But I'm a member of the Social Media Advisory Board for SmartBrief, Inc , a terrific daily summary of social media insights and they asked me to do a roundup post for this week. Over the past six months, I've been collaborating on a book with Allison Fine , titled " The Networked Nonprofit " and we've been sifting through stories, research, and seeing many patterns. As June Holley, a thought leader in networks, would say, " Be Rhizomatic.". Photo by Borman818.

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Impact of Social Media on the Nonprofit Sector

NTEN

She's working on her Capstone and wanted to hear a few of my opinions about the impact of social media on the nonprofit sector. Do you believe the use of social media helps nonprofit organizations to achieve their mission and goals more effectively? Social media is about relationships. We can use these tools to build real relationships in a way that broadcast tools like email, direct mail, and advertising do not. Both behaviors will build stronger networks.

Jewish Television Network Delivers Online Religious Service

See3

Once again the Jewish Television Network let people remotely watch Kol Nidre (Jewish High Holiday) service from their home via live webcast. You can read more about this at the Jewish Television Network’s website. Thank you Jewish TV Network. Thanks for Jewish TV Network! Thank you for broadcasting live!!!! I decided to do this holiday “on my own&# this year and I am so thankful for Rabbi Levi and the Jewish TV Network for bringing Yom Kippur to me.

Ten Must-Follow Nonprofits on LinkedIn

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, it’s a recurring trend and worth noting that nonprofits who work on environmental issues and international development tend to be the early adopters of most new social networking tools. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). linkedin.com/company/public-broadcasting-service. LinkedIn Social Media

NetCentric Advocacy: wONDERINGMIND42: LoneWolf Global warming

Network-Centric Advocacy

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

Social Networking: At SXSW, We’ll Teach You How to Find Balance

Allegiance Group

Next thing you know, you’re an information junkie, obsessively checking your accounts for your next fix, broadcasting the play-by-play of your daily activities and thoughts to anyone who will follow you, and realizing that you would have forgotten what your partner/spouse/kids look like if you hadn’t posted the photos from your vacation to Flickr. It’s no longer just a question of work/life balance — this has become work/life/social network balance.

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Tips to Engage Baby Boomers and Seniors Through Social Media

Care2

Last Friday, Care2 held an information packed webinar Engaging Baby Boomers and Seniors through Social Media with panelists Gina Pagliaro, Immersion Active, Jen Smith from AARP, and Molly Connors from Care2. 84% of internet users 50 and over use social networking sites. Later in the webinar Smith outlined some of the key strategies AARP uses to connect with and engage Boomers and Seniors through social media. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

New Twitter Tool Mailana Helps Me Visualize Strong Ties In My Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The tool is quite fascinating because it combines a light weight social network analysis (see this page. There's lots of friends in my network that you explore. They identify different nooks and crannies of my network. He left a comment pointing to an excellent post called " Twitter Long Tail - Broadcastization & Pre-Twitter Reputation." It is also interesting watching those traditional media brands and celebrities with a non-twitter and web 2.0

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The goal is to help participants create a social media strategy AND take a deep dive into the tactics and tools of social media. One of the challenges, of course, is integrating social media strategy with overall communications planning as well as Internet strategy without having the time in the workshop to drill down into those other topics. The Social Media Strategy Map and Worksheet 1. What do you want to accomplish with social media?

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How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

But did you know that Facebook now lets some nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast ? If your nonprofit is based in the US, and your Facebook Page is verified, you can fundraise within a Facebook Live broadcast. For example, in this screenshot from Facebook, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals can add a donate button feature to their Live broadcast. Feature donor stories in your broadcast. Reshare the broadcast on other social channels.

Does Immersion In Social Media Change Our Brain Functions? This Is Your Brain On Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm not saying that social media is harmful to your brain or an addiction. (Well, maybe for those people who Twitter on their mobile phones while on the toilet ). I've been immersed in working online since 1990 and I've had a nagging question in the back of my mind, "How does being immersed in using Internet, Web, or more recently Social Media change the way our brains function, the way we think or our capacity to absorb information?"

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Presentation: Best Tactics to Drive Elections Using Online Fundraising and Social Media

Care2

Last week, Care2 held a terrific webinar on the latest killer tactics to drive elections using online fundraising and social media. Panelists Alex Stanton of Blue State Digital and Taryn Rosenkranz of New Blue Interactive discussed the best ways to reinforce fundraising messaging from your fundraising campaigns into your social media messaging. “The most successful organizations using social media focus on engagement rather than broadcast, said Stanton.

How to use social media to inspire 40,000 people to give on one day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How to use social media to inspire 40,000 people to give on one day. No doubt social media is a key part of our promotional and event strategy. In fact, this may be one of the largest collaborative social media efforts in the nonprofit world. Social media success: collaborate, inform, build, engage. 16, we’ve hit the ground running with a robust social media plan that involves Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Livestream and blogs.

11 Tips for Making Nonprofit Press Releases Social and Shareable

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media has forever changed how nonprofits and journalists distribute and consume news stories, yet the format of nonprofit press releases has not evolved at all. Almost every communication medium out there has been impacted by the rise of social and mobile media, but not press releases. I have no proof these tips will help your nonprofit get more media coverage, but at the very least they will help your nonprofit’s press release get more exposure on the Social Web.

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How to Report Live from Nonprofit Events Using Periscope

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Like all new tools there is a learning curve, but for nonprofit social media managers that spend a good portion of the their time on social and mobile media, Periscope is intuitive, easy to use, and a welcome break from the daily routine of posting, tweeting, sharing – repeat. Promote the stream in advance on social media and in email. You’re essentially becoming an instant broadcast reporter and one-person film crew without any professional training.

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American College of Preventive Medicine’s Annual Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Topic : Social Media in Disaster Response. Description : Social media tools allow for people to connect: broadcasting messages to real time communication, online networking to offline collaboration. This session explores some of the ways individuals and organizations have used social media in crisis situations, like the earthquake in Haiti, and how various tools and platforms have developed to match the specific needs of rescue or service efforts.