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Visitor Voices Part 3: Co-Creating and Control

Museum 2.0

This week, a look at the third section of Visitor Voices , the excellent book coedited by Kathy McLean and Wendy Pollock. Each of the projects profiled in this section offers visitors partial ownership in at least one of these categories. Several of the projects profiled allowed visitors a hand in creating museum content. Tags: Book Discussion: Visitor Voices usercontent

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How the Media Covered Voting Rights in 2020

M+R

More than a quarter of the top 20 stories shared on social media were a result of a high profile or celebrity voice speaking out on voting rights. Unexpected” big-name voices like LeBron James can help stoke that curiosity even more. Read time: 8 minutes.

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Social Media for Social Good :: Your Nonprofit Tech Checklist

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Web 1.0 :: The Broadcast Web. Find your Facebook voice. Create a Twitter Profile. Find your Twitter voice. Set up Flickr Profile. Create and complete your personal profile. Reserve your LinkedIn Public Profile URL. Create a Foursquare personal profile and check in. Create a Gowalla personal profile and check in.

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If Google+ was a comfy couch at a conference…

Judi Sohn

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. I visit profiles of my friends just to find friends we have in common who are already in. Sure, I can stand on the couch and shout an announcement to everyone within the sound of my voice…by why would I want to when the people I really want to talk to are sitting right there?

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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. The Periscoper will also be the voice of the questions and comments coming from the Periscope community, so your viewers will be curious about what he or she looks like.

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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. A great source for images for your nonprofit’s website, blog, e-newsletter, and social networking profiles. Additionally, the app serves as hub to all other Google Apps, such as Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Reader, Voice, Maps, etc.

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How to Upgrade Nonprofit Donors Using Suggested Donations

Bloomerang

Nick Ellinger of Donor Voice is a guru on this type and he suggests the following as a guideline: For current low/mid-level donors – Set suggested donations at 1x, 1.5x, and 2x their average amount, and offer an “other” option.

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What Will Be The New Normal For The Event Industry?

AccelEvents

The numbers will need to be adjusted to match what is allowed in each jurisdiction but it is possible to host an event with a small number of physical attendees/participants and broadcast the happenings online to a much wider audience.

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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. This service allows Facebook users to download custom Facebook Profile backgrounds designed with the branding of partner nonprofits. A great source for images for your nonprofit’s website, blog, e-newsletter, and social networking profiles.

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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. The hours don’t reflect exactly how much time one should spend on the sites themselves, rather the time spent and the time necessary researching and preparing the content for each social network, setting up and maintaining the profile and pages, and tracking ROI.

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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. The hours don’t reflect exactly how much time one should spend on the sites themselves, rather the time spent and the time necessary researching and preparing the content for each social network, setting up and maintaining the profile and pages, and tracking ROI.

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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. This service allows Facebook users to download custom Facebook Profile backgrounds designed with the branding of partner nonprofits. A great source for images for your nonprofit’s website, blog, e-newsletter, and social networking profiles.

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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. The hours don’t reflect exactly how much time one should spend on the sites themselves, rather the time spent and the time necessary researching and preparing the content for each social network, setting up and maintaining the profile and pages, and tracking ROI.

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New on SSIR: Give Permission to Peer Influence

Amy Sample Ward

It comes at the same time that I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the importance of community builders/managers/leaders or organizational voices to give permission back to the community members. Giving permission to the community is really just recognizing that conversations already take place in spaces online where you don’t have a presence, a fan page, or a profile. My latest post is up on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog.

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111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Ideal for mobile social media managers, VoiceTexter is an iPhone app that instantly transcribes your voice messages. 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. Profile.

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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. A great source for images for your nonprofit’s website, blog, e-newsletter, and social networking profiles. Additionally, the app serves as hub to all other Google Apps, such as Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Reader, Voice, Maps, etc. Profile.

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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. A great source for images for your nonprofit’s website, blog, e-newsletter, and social networking profiles. Additionally, the app serves as hub to all other Google Apps, such as Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Reader, Voice, Maps, etc. Profile.

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New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

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. Though, with MySpace, organizations have different opportunities for creating profiles and interacting with supporters than on Facebook. My latest post for the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up and I hope you’ll dive into the conversation with me!

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New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

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. Applications like Causes also enable individuals to give voices to your work that you don’t have to control or manage - campaigns that benefit you because your supporters believe and appreciate the work you are doing. ( Check out a great post from Ivan Boothe of Rootwork on this topic.).

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

Beth Kanter

That’s where I connected with Miriam Brosseau who recently shared this awesome post on Facebook profile. Think: How can I encourage others to use the group in the same way, not just as a means for marketing/broadcasting information? Because they are collaboratively editable, they are great for anything that requires a teasing out a group voice – agendas, statements or announcements, etc. Photo by Laughing Squid.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You can either broadcast live (think of it as your own radio station) or host the messages on the Cinchcast server for later listening. A great source for images for your nonprofit’s website, blog, e-newsletter, and social networking profiles. Ideal for activist organizations, CrowdVoice allows organizers to create “Voices” of protest where users can monitor and contribute links, photos, and videos of protests worldwide. Profile. Profile at: re.vu/heathermansfield.

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How to plan and run a good web conference

Forum One

Make sure you understand bandwidth and voice limitations of participants. If you have more than a few international participants, especially from developing countries, voice connectivity for the audio portion of the meeting can quickly become a problem. Consider using a tool that offers a VOIP options and just broadcasting the presenter?s s voice out, rather than having a two-way conversation (rely on chat instead).

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Successful organizations on Twitter: Wellstone Action

Care2

Elana Wolowitz, the Communications Director and voice behind the @wellstoneaction profile, took some time out of her hectic schedule to answer a few questions. I said, "I don't know if this will be valuable, but it can't hurt," and any tactic that could help raise our profile was received well. Our Executive Director, Jeff Blodgett ( @jeffblodgett ), is on Twitter, but I still am working on showing him of some of the benefits beyond just broadcasting links to our content.

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Case Study: Tools for Community Engagement

NTEN

Twitter should be used for cultivation, not broadcasting. She explains that when they first approached this media, they thought it would be a way to amplify voices of people who weren't being heard. Focused engagement, with direct messages, replies, and retweets required a different process and purpose than broadcast messages. According to the Twibbon profile for TMWL, 667 users added the badge to their pictures. By Amy Sample Ward, Membership Director, NTEN.

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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. This service allows Facebook users to download custom Facebook Profile backgrounds designed with the branding of partner nonprofits. A great source for images for your nonprofit’s website, blog, e-newsletter, and social networking profiles.

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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. to be a more participatory site with comment streams rampantly debating each post topic, but the reality is that my voice dominates the site. On this blog, I'm the voice of authority (albeit a non-traditional one). On Twitter, I'm one voice among many.

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2014 NTC Report: The Wins, The Fails, The Ideas for 2015

NTEN

Please know that we take this feedback extremely seriously, have already voiced your and our feedback with the hotel, and want to do all that is in our power to make the Science Fair, well, awesome - for everyone. We also wanted to build a plenary line-up that showcased diverse voices and ideas throughout the conference. I can''t believe that just one month ago we were wrapping up the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Successful Organizations On Twitter: Wellstone Action - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

Elana Wolowitz, the Communications Director and voice behind the @wellstoneaction profile, took some time out of her hectic schedule to answer a few questions. I said, "I dont know if this will be valuable, but it cant hurt," and any tactic that could help raise our profile was received well. Our Executive Director, Jeff Blodgett ( @jeffblodgett ), is on Twitter, but I still am working on showing him of some of the benefits beyond just broadcasting links to our content.

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Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

Beth Kanter

They employ numbers throughout their site to make people feel aligned with thousands of others, and they give a face and a voice to those thousands with pictures, videos and written stories. Identify Your Unique Value Proposition & Broadcast it to Your Audience. In both social media profiles his publications are mostly about charity: water, including anecdotes about the team, photos from the field and retweets from the official charity: water account.

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Report: Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency

Beth Kanter

The guide identifies on the key benefits of transparency as reported by the funders interviewed for the guide: Foundations profiled in this guide and those who responded to a 2013 GrantCraft survey listed the following benefits of transparency: Less time spent explaining goals and strategies to potential grantees. Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency is a new GrantCraft guide released in collaboration with Glasspockets from the Foundation Center.

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Self-Identification and Status Updates: Personal Entrypoints to Museum Experiences

Museum 2.0

I'm talking about personal profiles. Instead, each museum needs to develop a framework for what the "visitor profile" should be relative to the institution. When you enter, you start the visit by "logging in" at a kiosk that records your name, your voice, your photo, and your favorite color and music genre. Then, that profile is saved onto an RFID card that you use to access all of the interactive exhibits in the Lab.

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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. Here are some visitor experience-focused applications I can imagine: Create a twitter profile for the museum and broadcast information about programs, events, and exhibits there. There’s a new 2.0

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Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For instance, if you are considering a Facebook profile, before you set up an organizational presence - spend some time searching to see if and if anyone has set up a Fan Page or Group to talk about your organization or issue area. This is mostly email marketing -- crafting and putting out solid email newsletters and communications which includes having an adequate CRM (constituent relationship management) software and email broadcasting software.

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