ERP Software for a Nonprofit – a Case Study

Vertex Systems

Check out our latest ERP case study on KSI today. Vertex Systems Poll Recent Articles 16 Twitter Tools for Nonprofits Feb.

Association Social Media: Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU)


Currently, we use Facebook, LinkedIn (both a group and company page), Twitter and Instagram. Facebook is the only social media site that links out to Twitter and Instagram. On Twitter I post everything that I post to both Facebook and LinkedIn to encourage more interaction.

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Association Social Media: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)


Like many nonprofits, we have social networking accounts on Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIn , YouTube, Pinterest , and, our newest account, Instagram , in addition to our own site, KnowledgeNet. Twitter and Facebook are our fastest-growing networks, Instagram is our most engaging network.

[Artomatic Diaries] Getting started with Twitter branding and follow strategy


This is the first (real) post in my ongoing living social media case study. My very first step is to check that the Twitter account has the correct branding. Many relevant follows will follow back, thus building up your Twitter audience.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

If web users knew of someone else who needed help, 44 percent would ask other people in their social network to contact authorities, 35 percent would post a request for help directly on a response agency’s Facebook page and 28 percent would send a direct Twitter message to responders.

Beth’s Surprise Party: A Case Study in Crowdsourced Action

Amy Sample Ward

First, we created an open Google Doc where we put in the introduction language, so anyone that clicked through from someone’s blog or Twitter post would have context about what was happening (and included a numbered list up to 53, so people could easily see where to add their name and blog address). And don’t forget to wish her a Happy Birthday Monday on Twitter too with the tweet she’s asked us to pass along: “Happy birthday #beth53!

Case Study in Local: Oakland Local

Amy Sample Ward

You can also connect with Oakland Local on twitter and facebook. Tags: community otherblogs local news socialbysocial Oakland Local is launching today!

Designing Programs to Build Community: Case Study with Charity Technology Trust

Amy Sample Ward

Lastly, there are lots of 1-time or regular events that surface ideas and case studies and generate content that could be really useful to pull in or capture. In the case of CTX, the sweet spot had key words like: open. There’s a drupal/civicrm system in place and a community space that was a beta trial (that is closing down), plus knowledge/experience on the team of using tools like facebook, twitter and wiki platforms.

How Many Free Agents Does It Take To Change A Nonprofit Fortress?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social media is not my problem: I have over a quarter million followers on Twitter, 10,800 subscribers on YouTube, and 2.1 Tags: Case Studies Fundraising Networked Nonprofit crash fortress pdf2010 shawn admed uncultured Personal Democracy Forum: Rethinking Nonprofits.

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?) Soon it was being retweeted all over Twitter , and for good reason. Tags: otherblogs roi facebook metrics Micah L.

Tapping Small and Local Donors on Twitter: A Girls Inc. Case Study


I followed with a post to our blog , Facebook pages, Twitter and an email blast. girlsincchatt ) and I ( @adrienneroyer ) are active on Twitter so we sent regular tweets about it. We encouraged people to re-tweet with the #firstfridayfive tag to organize the event

Tapping Small and Local Donors on Twitter: A Girls Inc. Case Study - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" Twitter surprisingly drove most of them.

NTEN Case Study in Listening: What's the NTC Worth?


Here's what happened: I spent most of Tuesday on a plane, so I wasn't monitoring Twitter as closely as I usually do. Tags: 09NTC NPTech NTEN twitter


Twitter for Nonprofits: Presentation for the 140-Character Mission event

Amy Sample Ward

About the event: Already Twitter, Facebook, and the rest are revolutionizing the business and marketing of social impact. Follow the conversation on Twitter (the Hashtag is #TiESE ). Ask questions via Twitter - just include the hastag in your post! Here are my slides: I’ll post more notes about the case studies and tools as well after the event. Twitter.Org: Twitter for Nonprofit Organizations.

Social Media: Who Will Do The Work?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tags: Case Studies Experimentation Three Models. No matter where I’m speaking or teaching workshops, the same questions come up … How much time does it take to do social media effectively? Who in our organization is going to do the work?

Case Study: Inside an Integrated Holiday Fundraising Campaign


But reaching beyond low hanging fruit to the social media space, bloggers, Twitter, advertising, etc. Tags: alison cherry Fundraising integrated fundraising Newsletter NPTech NTEN online fundraising Ali Cherry, Beaconfire. [Ed. note: This article is part of NTEN's Member Appreciation Month spectacular. The most popular pieces will be featured in our newsletter. You can read all the details here. ] .

Twitter for Activism Tool VS Strategy Debate and A New Twitter Activism Guide

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The "is Twitter a strategy or tool debate" was fueled as Twitter got lots of attention (and hype ) as part of the coverage of last week's protests in Moldova. Ivan Boothe points out in his post " The Fire and Food: Why There's No Such Thing As A Twitter Revolution ," the real-time use of Twitter as an organizing tool is a not revolution. The rest of the guide is a great basic primer on getting started with Twitter. Tags: twitter

Social Media ROI for Non-Profits - A Case Study By Aaron Bramley

John Haydon

Aaron Bramley is one of my good friends on Twitter. They do this through dog tag peace necklaces with inspirational quotes. Meta tags, descriptions and site tittles were added to help their search engine optimization (SEO). Since meeting Aaron, I’ve been reading his blog, Featurism , and when I noticed a few posts on social media ROI, I invited him to guest post for my blog. Aaron - thanks for taking the time and making the effort to write this post! by Aaron Bramley.


#1MillionShirts and the Power of the Network

Amy Sample Ward

Christopher Fabian has a great blog post up on the MobileActive blog about the way the #1MillionShirts idea emerged and grew via social media, especially Twitter, this week. What is so interesting about the #1MillionShirts case study is that it shows how social media has allowed us to experiment, learn, iterate and evolve in our technologies and our work at a previously unheard of speed.

Creating Social Change with Social Media

Amy Sample Ward

And then there’s the role that Facebook and Twitter are playing. Of course, we don’t just want to talk about Haiti — we want to highlight some amazing work from around the sector, while also building a nice little library of case studies we can all learn from. Tags: case studies socialchange storytelling beth kanter netsquared nten social change social media sxswi

Integrated Social Media for Sustainable Agriculture

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ag Grantees Twitter Webinar. As a trainer, I strongly believe that learning experiences need to weave content delivery with participant interaction. Also, it is far more effective to have peers share their own case studies and experiential learning with others.

NpTech Tag Summary: NpTech Slide Decks, Twitter Saves Children, and Visualizing Information for Advocacy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The good folks at Care2 (Heather Holdridge, Justin Perkins, and James O'Malley) have a detailed case study on the NTEN blog about the top Facebook winner of the recent Case Foundation America's Giving Challenge. Many individuals tag hundreds of resources each week.

Interview: Scott Anderson of ClientTrack

Amy Sample Ward

A primary case-manager, for example, might be able to immediately see that a client visited an employment agency over the last week, or was able to find temporary housing through another service provider.

What type of Tweets get retweeted most? Bites of Wisdom

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Crowdsourcing Questions: I use this when I'm developing training materials, particularly for case studies or sometimes for demos of Twitter as a crowdsourcing tools. Some Resources: Just getting started with Twitter? Also, see my Twitter Primers or WeAreMedia.

Technology for Change Contest: Win a new computer from HP!

Amy Sample Ward

During the US Thanksgiving holiday, Tweetsgiving asked people around the world to use Twitter to share something they were grateful for and include the link to the Tweetsgiving site (where people could donate to help build a library, classroom and more for the benefiting school in Tanzania). Tags: challenge events case studies competition computer contest giveaway social change technology Technology for Change.

Guest Post on Frogloop: 5 Tips for Running a Competition

Amy Sample Ward

If members ask a question on Twitter, respond on Twitter, and so on. Tags: case studies challenge competition frogloop guest post howto tips I’m honored to have a guest post up on Care2′s Frogloop blog today! Read the post and join the conversation on the Frogloop blog (or read the post below). —– Over on the NetSquared platform right now we are in the midst of the 2010 FACT Social Justice Challenge.

Interview: Marshall Kirkpatrick on the Real Time Web Report

Amy Sample Ward

Like people generally do, we thought about the impact that Twitter and Facebook were making on the web. I’m at , we’re at , on Twitter I’m @marshallk and the whole ReadWriteWeb team is at [link]. Tags: interview reports case studies readwriteweb realtime report research web

New on SSIR: #4Change Examines Social Media for the Climate Change Movement

Amy Sample Ward

For those that follow the #4Change twitter-based chats, this is a post recapping and highlighting our latest conversation on social media application in the Climate Change movement. That’s the question that the monthly #4Change chats (that take place on Twitter) address, this month focusing on the Climate Change movement. Note: the @names provide links to the Twitter users who made specific comments, just in case you want to connect and continue the conversation!*.

UniversalGiving: Impact, with a little help from friends (SocialActions)

Amy Sample Ward

You can follow UniversalGiving or Social Actions on Twitter, follow stories on their blogs ( UG blog or SA blog ) or visit their websites to learn more: [link]. Tags: case studies socialchange impact philanthropy socialactions universalgiving “First, we’re strictly nonprofit.&# That’s how UniversalGiving begins when describing it’s work.

Dissecting the Network Approach on the SSIR blog

Amy Sample Ward

In this case, we20 started a Facebook group to keep everyone together and communicate with each other. In the case of we20, they have put their introduction video up on YouTube , defining a very obvious place for others to put up videos either as a response or a report from their own we20 meeting and the ideas that came out of it. Though, people could participate in other ways as well since we20 has a networked presence, meaning Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Five Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Fan Base

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A Few Words of Caution: Small to medium-sized nonprofits should take Facebook case studies and best practices based on the success of large nationally and internationally well-known nonprofits (with huge email lists and multiple communications and development staff) with a heavy dose of skepticism.

Social bookmarking: keeping me organized one tag at a time


It was fairly intuitive to tag resources based on their topic. But, the more I dived in, learned more, and began to prioritize different things, my tagging scheme shifted throughout the whole process (for example, to start I had twitter also tagged with microblog, but in the end I decided to put it in with socialnetworking). So, I actually went back and re-tagged everything to make it easier for people (you, hopefully) to search for items of interest. I love Delicious.

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Why Social Media Can Suck


We email them, text them, tweet them and tag them on Facebook. In the past 10-15 years the Internet and mobile devices have truly transformed the way we communicate with people both professionally and socially. We don’t send people letters via postal carrier anymore.

How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you use the hashtag #SaveMarinsCoho on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with your photo , they will add your image to the album. Twitter: In this case, they targeted businesses and companies that serve anglers to participate.

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Twitter 101 for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

For me, this week, it’s Twitter 101 for Nonprofits. In this slideshow introduction to the “fastest-growing social media platform in the world,” Frank Barry (@franswaa) and Jeff Patrick (@commonknow) hit a strong balance between overview and detail, how to and real-world case studies. In brief, here’s what the presentation covers: What is Twitter and where did it come from? How does Twitter work? How big is the Twitter.(

The Story of Stuff: An Inspiring Example of A Network in Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On Day 3, Mary Joyce will lead a workshop on digital activism using the Story of Electronics , an environmental-themed short film, as a case study and jumping off point for a workshop exercise to create a digital campaign. The Colbert Report.

Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in Twitter chat series #socialmedia. Q3: What are some of the best case studies of NPO’s using Social and what was the impact? What are your best Twitter moderation techniques? Has your nonprofit done an online Twitter chat?

NpTech Tag Summary: Voting Deadline at Netsquared Extended, NTC Pipe, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is certainly no shortage of buckets where nonprofit technology tagged resources are being aggregated. Just A Few Good Resources Plucked from the NpTech Tag Stream and Kikino. Ruby on Rails Case Study; Photo from Cambodia4kids.

PR Works Podcast: How Non-Profits Use Social Media

Wild Apricot Blog

I’ve just been listening to a podcast of Lee Weinstein’s conversation with public relations consultant Donna Gibbs on how non-profits are successfully using social media right now, where Gibbs shines a light on the social media marketing activities — on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter — of two charities she’s involved with personally.

How partnership drove success for the Big Blue Test

John Haydon

Notice that Facebook came before YouTube and Twitter was way less than expected. In spite of the efforts to push the #bigbluetest hashtag , only 3,000 views came from Twitter itself. Tags: Youtube Tips case study youtube