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 ).

AFP: MySpace links users to US hurricane emergency alerts

AFP Blog

AFP: MySpace links users to US hurricane emergency alerts: "NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) — In what is heralded as the seeds of an Internet-age emergency broadcast system, MySpace has teamed with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to spread news on hurricanes through users of the online social network.As

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New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Administrators of Causes accounts on MySpace received a notice via email stating, “Thank you for the work you’ve done on Causes on MySpace. 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.) The message indicated that all Causes-related pages and content on MySpace would be taken down at the end of the week.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Administrators of Causes accounts on MySpace received a notice via email stating, “Thank you for the work you’ve done on Causes on MySpace. 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.) The message indicated that all Causes-related pages and content on MySpace would be taken down at the end of the week.

MySpace.com: A Place for Donors? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

With estimates up to 200 million members globally and 12% of all internet traffic, MySpace certainly earns the title of the "top dog" of social networks. Within MySpace, we searched the names of 383 of the largest, most well-known nonprofits to see if they had created profiles.

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Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Beaconfire Wire

Facebook , LinkedIn , MySpace , and Twitter do that just fine. Most websites that are running Elgg are probably like Free Vermont Radio which brings together people appreciate and broadcast Vermont independant music and radio.

Post Your Ideas for the Obama Administration on Change.org

Have Fun - Do Good

Change.org , along with MySpace and other partners, has launched a new campaign called Ideas for Change in America. The top 10 ideas will be presented to the Obama Administration on Inauguration Day, and will be supported by a national lobbying campaign run by Change.org, MySpace, and more than a dozen other nonprofits after the Inauguration. I hope he'll make funding, supporting, and using "public" services like education, transportation, parks, libraries and broadcasting cool too.

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. Chapter 2 :: What About Myspace? A New Myspace has launched.

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. Nonprofits pioneered social media.

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11 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Many of your supporters are becoming overwhelmed with tweets, status updates, emails, texts, and print and broadcast media and because of that it’s getting more difficult for your “Thank You” message to stand out from all the noise.

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. You can either broadcast live (think of it as your own radio station) or host the messages on the Cinchcast server for later listening.

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City Museum Video Contest: Cool Idea. What Happened?

Museum 2.0

They have a MySpace page , complete with music from the Talking Heads, and a blog (though it's not RSS-friendly). The videos would be submitted into a contest, and the winning submission would be posted on their MySpace page and featured in a film festival.

MySpace.com: A Place for Donors? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

With estimates up to 200 million members globally and 12% of all internet traffic, MySpace certainly earns the title of the "top dog" of social networks. Within MySpace, we searched the names of 383 of the largest, most well-known nonprofits to see if they had created profiles.

22 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.

What’s Next for Social Media and Events?

SocialFish

Perhaps an important piece of legislation is rising to a vote, or perhaps a news story appears where your group must take a stand; creating an automatic broadcasting network among your supporters is a wise step. This is a guest post by Ehren Foss, who co-founded HelpAttack!

NpTech Tag: People Behind Tags, NpTech Timeline, Twitter, and More Widgets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The two top posts of the week were about Twitter and MySpace, both Web2.0 The other big story in Kikono was Best Practices in MySpace pointed to by Solidariti blog. A quick trip through nonprofit profiles in MySpace, one sees two different aesthetics - ugly and beautiful.

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Nonprofits and Videoblogging: Janitors Own Words: Video from SEIU

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At Beyond Broadcast Conference keynote, Henry Jenkins , used the term " astro turf " to refer to "participatory media" made by big business. Anyone who has ever watched a broadcast news program (especially those owned by Newscorp) have heard of You Tube or MySpace.

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. You can either broadcast live (think of it as your own radio station) or host the messages on the Cinchcast server for later listening.

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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. You can either broadcast live (think of it as your own radio station) or host the messages on the Cinchcast server for later listening.

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85 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. You can either broadcast live (think of it as your own radio station) or host the messages on the Cinchcast server for later listening.

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What is Twitter, Really? And Can it Do Anything for Museums?

Museum 2.0

This means that you can broadcast messages to a group of friends/followers from your phone, your IM service, or the web, and can receive messages similarly. If not everyone is easily accessible by email, this is a good way to broadcast information to a group of folks. There’s a new 2.0

NPTechTag Roundup: Election Debriefs and Wikis in Your Kitchen!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An interesting point about using MySpace: "It can definitely be used for recruitment and as a mass communications tool, particularly for younger voters who tend to use email less. The key is to move MySpace friends onto normal advocacy lists as soon as possible. Click To Play.

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Transparency, Stupid!

NTEN

As Allison Fine writes in Momentum , this group is " likely to engage in two-way conversation with staff, volunteers, and clients, rather than in one-way broadcasts, the style of communication most often used by organizations now." The same idea played out on FaceBook and MySpace.

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

Rebooting Charity

1) myspace (1) nspcc (2) oxfam (2) podcast (1) second life (5) social impact (6) social media (16) social networking (6) storytelling (6) tagging (3) web 2.0 (18) We do still need to differentiate between the “old&# broadcast way of doing things and the “new&# , more conversational. Don’t get me wrong – most tourism boards use the ‘broadcast’ method are are perceived as ineffective by travelers and local travel businesses alike.

Interview with Brooklyn Museum's Shelley Bernstein

Museum 2.0

We started slowly with the MySpace page , and we started in earnest with Flickr. MySpace is, but Facebook isn’t. We get so much spam on MySpace, whereas on Flickr and Facebook and the blog we never get spam. Let’s say you wanted to find a model museum using Web 2.0

Guest Post by Heather McLeod Grant: Reflections on the Personal Democracy Forum

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She talked about how online social networks mirror off-line social dynamics, and described the phenomenon of “white flight” from MySpace to Facebook. Submitted by Heather McLeod Grant, senior consultant at the Monitor Institute and a principal contributor to Working Wikily.

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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. You can either broadcast live (think of it as your own radio station) or host the messages on the Cinchcast server for later listening. Even more amazing, their smartphone and tablet apps allow you to broadcast live from anywhere, anytime… for free. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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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

in her post " Your Brain on Facebook " Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, LinkedIn and Orkut are all popular and powerful social networking sites. Flickr Photo by JTLowery The title of this post is play on the famous PSA " Brain on Drugs " from 1987 to raise attention to the harmful effects of drugs.

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Reaching Baby Boomers: The Next Big Demographic in Nonprofit Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

In public broadcasting, for example, where direct mail is the main vehicle for acquisition (other than on-air pledge drives), the people donating in response to Direct Mail campaigns are 65+. LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace).

How Much Time Does Web 2.0 Take?

Museum 2.0

create and manage a Facebook group or page, or a MySpace page. On Monday, David Klevan (from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum) and I spoke at the MAAM Creating Exhibitions conference about Web 2.0 and museums. I provided the Web 2.0

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Reaching Baby Boomers: The Next Big Demographic in Nonprofit Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

In public broadcasting, for example, where direct mail is the main vehicle for acquisition (other than on-air pledge drives), the people donating in response to Direct Mail campaigns are 65+. LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace).

Performance Anxiety: Visitors and their Audience

Museum 2.0

Had I been recorded and broadcast, I would have put the drumsticks down. Is your MySpace page a vehicle to promote yourself to the world, or a personal place to communicate with friends?

Why We Tweet

Idealware

There are responders, who use Twitter as a channel to interact heavily with other users, and broadcasters, who use it primarily as a micro-blogging platform." Twitter, of course, can do those things, as Facebook or MySpace can, under the right conditions. Skeptics take note - I agree with you that Twitter , the " microblogging " service that your friends are pressuring you to join, appears to be the ultimate synthesis of vanity and wasted time.

nfp 2.0 » What does Second Life success look like for non-profits?

Rebooting Charity

1) myspace (1) nspcc (2) oxfam (2) podcast (1) second life (5) social impact (6) social media (16) social networking (6) storytelling (6) tagging (3) web 2.0 (18)

Visitor Voices Part 3: Co-Creating and Control

Museum 2.0

People like to talk about and show themselves--that's why MySpace is so popular. This week, a look at the third section of Visitor Voices , the excellent book coedited by Kathy McLean and Wendy Pollock.

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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. One of our Clients, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation recently launched their Twitter as a way to broadcast their latest grant approvals. MySpace.

The Epoch of Incredulity

Gavin's Digital Diner

Then they start thinking MySpace, or Friendster, or something weird like Twitter. We all know what happens once you start ambling down the mental road towards MySpace, you start thinking of pictures of people barfing at keg parties. Meanwhile, “Captain Jack and SkyTeam Traffic Copter&# — the old sampling system that had to wait politely for its broadcast time on the six o’clock news — is a relic of the past.

The Epoch of Incredulity

Gavin's Digital Diner

Then they start thinking MySpace, or Friendster, or something weird like Twitter. We all know what happens once you start ambling down the mental road towards MySpace, you start thinking of pictures of people barfing at keg parties. Meanwhile, “Captain Jack and SkyTeam Traffic Copter&# — the old sampling system that had to wait politely for its broadcast time on the six o’clock news — is a relic of the past.

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. You can either broadcast live (think of it as your own radio station) or host the messages on the Cinchcast server for later listening. Even more amazing, their smartphone and tablet apps allow you to broadcast live from anywhere, anytime… for free. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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The Epoch of Incredulity

Gavin's Digital Diner

Then they start thinking MySpace, or Friendster, or something weird like Twitter. We all know what happens once you start ambling down the mental road towards MySpace, you start thinking of pictures of people barfing at keg parties. Meanwhile, “Captain Jack and SkyTeam Traffic Copter&# — the old sampling system that had to wait politely for its broadcast time on the six o’clock news — is a relic of the past.

The Epoch of Incredulity

Gavin's Digital Diner

Then they start thinking MySpace, or Friendster, or something weird like Twitter. We all know what happens once you start ambling down the mental road towards MySpace, you start thinking of pictures of people barfing at keg parties. Meanwhile, “Captain Jack and SkyTeam Traffic Copter&# — the old sampling system that had to wait politely for its broadcast time on the six o’clock news — is a relic of the past.

A. Fine Interview:Social Media Author Allison Fine - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

For instance, are they having a two-way conversation with people outside of the organization, or are they just broadcasting messages.

Tapping into the Strengths of a Generation – The Millennials

NTEN

Generation Y, sometimes referred to as the Echo Boomers because of their huge numbers (according to the US Census there are 3x as many Gen Ys as there are Gen Xers), has a reputation for being peer-oriented due, in part, to the reliance on instant communication technologies and the Internet, including email, IMs, texting and social media components like YouTube, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Christina Smith, YourMembership.com Inc. [Ed.