Birthday Cause Wrapped Up

Amy Sample Ward

THANK YOU to all of you who donated and supported my Birthday Cause ; it means SO much to me! I first talked about the Birthday Cause application on Facebook in December when I set it up for my birthday. Causes’ Birthday Cause application does just that when you set it up.

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My Birthday Cause: Free Geek!

Amy Sample Ward

I have a birthday coming up and over the weekend I received an email from Causes, the social change application in Facebook. Instead of just writing on your wall, or giving you something you don’t need, what if they had a chance to help a cause you believe in?

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Why Cause Camp is Right for You (And Everyone Else)

NonProfit Hub

Cause Camp is different from your run-of-the-mill conference, but you already know that. What you might not know is what makes it so different, and why Cause Camp is a conference for everyone , whether you work for a nonprofit or not. Cause Camp Featured

The other side of the figures: Causes reaches $20 Million in Donations

Amy Sample Ward

Earlier this week, an announcement on the Causes Application blog broke the news that over $20 Million has been donated since May 2007 via donors using the social networking application. 35,000 causes have received at least one donation.

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Guest Post on Tactical Philanthropy: Causes, MySpace and ideablob

Amy Sample Ward

“In recent days, Causes has left MySpace and IdeaBlob has shutdown. In reaction to the Causes announcement, Economist bureau chief Matthew Bishop tweeted “Who knew it was on MySpace?” First, let’s start at the beginning: Causes Leaves MySpace.

From Ning to Causes to Ideablob: Why We Need a New Way of Building

Amy Sample Ward

Last November we saw a few alarming events taking place in this social media for social good sector: Causes left Myspace and Ideablob shut down , both without warning or community support. Tell me what the recent Causes/ideablob announcements means for our sector and for you. Tags: community issues causes community management free ideablob ning open

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Cause Fatigue Redefined: More conversation for the 09NTC

Amy Sample Ward

I have written before about the way I believe causes are shifting be the way individuals identify themselves, group up, and organize. So that got me thinking about the idea of cause fatigue. So how does a cause, an organization, a campaign re-emerge?

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Ninety Percent of Consumers want Companies to Support Causes

Frogloop

While nonprofit campaigners like to debate the merits of cause related marketing, according to the 2010 Cone Cause Evolution Study , American consumers are huge supporters of cause marketing campaigns. want to know what a company is doing to benefit a cause.

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[Cause Camp] The Three As of of Nonprofit Content Generation

NonProfit Hub

On Facebook, tagging someone in a post will make that content show up on not only your own timeline but also everyone’s timeline that is tagged in the post. Advocacy is championing the cause you serve,” Shattuck said.

Facebook Deals makes cause marketing more actionable

John Haydon

This allows the business to implement a cause marketing program with a single mouse click! Conduct a cause marketing pilot program. If your nonprofit hasn’t thought about doing cause-marketing, start thinking about it now – and read Selfish Giving.

‘Cause it’s Beth

Steve Bridger

I’m just one of a whole bunch of bloggers writing posts today about Beth, her cause, and her influence. ( If you can, please donate to Beth’s cause on Facebook. Tags: ideas beth kanter beth53 cambodia oxfam

Using Causes on Facebook to Change the World with Matthew Mahan

NetWits

He’s the vice president of impact at Causes. After our panel I got a few minutes to talk to Matt about his work at Causes and how Causes is empowering grassroots fundraising. First, create a page on Causes and activist resource center. Meet Matt.

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Guys Like Good Causes Too | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Guys Like Good Causes Too Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 22nd, 2010 eMarketer recently had an article called “Men Care About Causes Too&# that highlights some new research.

Why you should buy Cause Marketing for Dummies

John Haydon

Joe Waters has a new book out called Cause Marketing for Dummies , which he wrote with Joanna MacDonald. The book is 316 pages of lessons, advice, inspiration and examples that will help you create effective cause marketing programs. What’s inside Cause Marketing for Dummies.

How to Boost SEO By Editing Your Website’s Title Tags

John Haydon

A title tag is the main title of a webpage that search engines index. An effective title tag is one that encourages people to click on it, and also contains keywords you’d like to get found for. Five Steps to Writing Better Title Tags.

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QR Codes -> The Next Big Thing for Cause Marketing?

John Haydon

The Next Big Thing for Cause Marketing?" alt=" QR Codes > The Next Big Thing for Cause Marketing?" />. ——————————– The Next Big Thing for Cause Marketing?"

Facebook Causes: Not a Cash Cow (Yet)

Robert Weiner

The recent analysis of giving through Facebook Causes by The Washington Post was not encouraging. It found that only a fraction of the 179,000 nonprofits that signed up for the Causes application have brought in even $1000, and only two have brought in over $100,000. Things haven't improved much since Care2 published their 2007 analysis, The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes. Tags: TechSoup

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Free Guide: Cause Marketing through Social Media

Wild Apricot

Just released by Network for Good and Zoetica, here's a new free eGuide on Cause Marketing Through Social Media: 5 Steps to Successful Online Campaigns.( Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest Fundraising Best practices case studies social media cause marketing Add one more to today’s list of resources for fundraisers!

Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers

Tech Soup Blog

Tag, you’re it. Put some personal items in your workspace that will cause. Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America’s Nonprofit Solutions. business, based in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter. Introduction. Technical leadership generally gets a bad rap for not having quality. "soft skills" in managing people. Most of us have grown up through a. technical career ladder that values technical brilliance over these.

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Transcript: Promoting Causes on Online Social Networks

Robert Weiner

Tags: TechSoup As I mentioned last week , the Chronicle of Philanthropy held a live online discussion about how nonprofits can use social networks to promote their organizations. On the panel, was Danielle Brigida, social-media-outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation; marketing and communications consultant Nancy E. Schwartz; and Felicia Carr, director of online communications for the National Parks Conservation Association.

Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers: Coaching Employees

Tech Soup Blog

Follow him on Twitter and read his first post in the Tag, You’re IT! Tag, you’re it… This blog will focus on methods that will allow you to quickly begin to. Nothing causes conflict like divergent perceptions of. Tag, you’re IT! Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America’s Nonprofit Solutions business, based in Austin, Texas. series.

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Effective Fundraising with Facebook Causes

NTEN

Susan Gordon, Causes. We developed Causes because we know what it takes to be an activist and we know how much social networking can revolutionize grassroots organizing. Since we launched in May 2007, 60 million people have started using Causes and over 250,000 causes have been created about every topic from halting global warming to supporting arts education. So, Michelle started a cause. Then, she grew her cause, The Race to End Cancer, to 5.4

CharityVillage? Research: Blogging for a cause: 15 extraordinary examples of how nonprofits are using social media to affect change

AFP Blog

CharityVillage Research: Blogging for a cause: 15 extraordinary examples of how nonprofits are using social media to affect change: "Blogging for a cause: 15 extraordinary examples of how nonprofits are using social media to affect changeBy Sumac ResearchAugust 9, 2010Bookmark and ShareSocial networking is becoming increasingly popular for one primary reason: people want to connect. Tags: NPSocialMedia

Dear Causes: Please Share Your Cause Exit Survey Data With Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the ways is to stop getting email alerts or "announcements" from many, many causes that I'm a member of. So, yesterday, after getting two announcements in a row from the same organization that should know better, I went to change my preferences but by mistake ended up leaving the Cause.

NpTech Tag Summary: Five Hot Conversations!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Tag Skypecast Anyone? Marnie Webb puts out a call for a call next wed, thurs, or friday to discuss in real time the issues that have surfaced around the NpTech Tag. Might we start seeing tag called "NpTechUk" or a wiki for the UK Riders List?

Using Facebook Causes to Promote Your Nonprofit: October 13 Online

Robert Weiner

What: Another in The Chronicle of Philanthropy 's series of online discussions: How to Use Facebook Causes to Promote Your Nonprofit Group. Tags: TechSoup When: Tuesday, October 13, at 12 noon, Eastern time. Where: [link]. How Much: Free. Description: read more.

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How Nonprofits Can Benefit from Cause-Related Marketing

Frogloop

Care2’s Dana Weissman had a great discussion on cause-related marketing with Rob Densen, founder of Tiller LLC , a leading advocacy marketing and communications consulting firm. Tags: Cause Marketing Social Networking

NpTech Tag Summary: Learnings from FriendFeed Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also, for the past year, I've been summarizing resources being shared through the NpTech Tag, I've felt frustrated that you didn't always know who had contributed the resource and while one could add brief annotations, there was not a space for conversation around those shared items. Causes Raised $2.5 Reed Stockman shared Is Social Networking/Causes the Next Big Thing? The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005.

Gaming For A Cause

Idealware

Tags: Gaming software Web 2.0 A common goal of modern websites is to provide opportunities to engage. Rather than simply reading and watching, we want to encourage folks to give us feedback, to subscribe, to volunteer, to sign up for an event, to donate or purchase something, to collaborate. I particularly like working on the content challenge - what compelling words and visuals will grab your attention? What will help you understand our goals, and to adopt them as your goals too?

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Animoto For a Cause

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Check out Animoto for a Cause ! Here’s the PR blurb from Animoto itself: Video creation platform Animoto® ( [link] ) today released Animoto for a Cause ( [link] ), giving non-profit organizations and community activists free and unlimited access to the full range of Animoto’s services, both standard and premium. Tags: Internet Animoto free for nonprofits multimedia production videos

Live Discussion Promoting Causes on Social Networks on June 2

Robert Weiner

Here are the details: What: Promoting Causes on Online Social Networks. Tags: TechSoup The Chronicle of Philanthropy is holding another in its series of free online discussions on Tuesday, June 2 (tomorrow). When: Tuesday, June 2, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Cost: Free. Where: Online. Questions are submitted via keyboard, and answers come the same way. The discussion will be archived, so even if you can’t attend, you can at least read the transcript. Register at: [link].

OKCBiz > OKC nonprofit credits social media for taking its cause to a higher level

AFP Blog

OKCBiz > OKC nonprofit credits social media for taking its cause to a higher level: "Now, seemingly overnight, nonprofits and charities are using the eerie growth and power of social-networking sites to reach even more supporters. Tags: NPWeb2.0 For a few nonprofits, it’s the only source of communications they have.". NPtech

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AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook

AFP Blog

An article by John Skendall from AFP ewire.AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook: "Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook(June 9, 2008) A year after its release, the company that created the web application “Causes” (used by social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace) reports that the program has raised. Tags: NPWeb2.0

Transcript: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Robert Weiner

If you missed The Chronicle of Philanthropy's June 23 online discussion Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes , the transcript is now available. Tags: TechSoup The discussion featured: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization's voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon.

How to Use Causes for Your Year-End Fundraising Appeal

NTEN

Susan Gordon, Causes. At Causes, the application on Facebook, we’re releasing huge improvements to our fundraising and communications tools just in time for the year-end giving season. Nonprofits have already raised over $26 million using Causes -- and to start the giving season off, we recently announced that your causes will soon be able to publish to members' News Feeds (like a Fan Page can now). To create a Fundraising Project on Causes, go to [link].

Free eGuide: Cause Marketing Through Social Media ree

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m pleased to announce that Zoetica and Network for Good have just published a new e-book called “ Cause Marketing Through Social Media &# written by Kate Olsen and Geoff Livingston. The eGuide identifies the key questions a for-profit company should ask before initiating a cause marketing campaign and outlines the five steps to success. Tags: Promotions

AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Contagious Causes: Is Social Networking the Next Big Thing?

AFP Blog

AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Contagious Causes: Is Social Networking the Next Big Thing?: Contagious Causes: Is Social Networking the Next Big Thing?(June Tags: NPWeb2.0 This article appeared first in the AFP Ewire. The article is written by John Skendall. June 2, 2008) Social networking presents tremendous opportunities for charitable fundraising, but much of its potential remains yet to be. npOnline NPtech NPSocialNetwork

Animoto For a Cause

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Check out Animoto for a Cause ! Here’s the PR blurb from Animoto itself: Video creation platform Animoto® ( [link] ) today released Animoto for a Cause ( [link] ), giving non-profit organizations and community activists free and unlimited access to the full range of Animoto’s services, both standard and premium. Tags: Internet Animoto free for nonprofits multimedia production videos

Twitter’s Claire Williams Shares Why Literacy Is Her Cause

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tags: CSR Promotions Note from Beth: As a supporter of the work that the Sharing Foundation does for children in Cambodia, I’ve seen first hand the value of literacy programs in developing countries.

NpTech Tag Summary: Chimp Personality, Convio Open API, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Find out what kind of monkey you are for a good cause. Convio or Causes? Jason at DIA tagged it with this note: "The most universal piece of advice about using social networks for fundraising and friendraising is to start small."

Corporate Altruism: The Blurring of the Lines Between CSR and Cause Marketing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Our research started several months ago with a literature search, is focused on best practices in incorporating a social media strategy into CSR and Cause Marketing programs. Corporate Altruism: The Blurring of the Lines Between CSR and Cause Marketing by Kami Watson Huyse and Beth Kanter.

A Conversation With Joe Green at Causes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

. You might remember that a few weeks ago there was an article in the Washington Post proclaiming that fundraising using Facebook Causes was a failure based on a calculation of dollars per donor. Allison suggested that we reframe how think about Causes. Causes isn't a magic bullet.

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Causes Leaves MySpace: Should We Care?

Tech Soup Blog

There's been a lot of discussion over the past week about Causes leaving MySpace and becoming a Facebook-only application. Tags: Digital Divide Online Activism Online Fundraising Social Networking Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0