Guest Post by Chad Norman: Power to Your Peeps! Why Real-time Fundraising with Twitter Works

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Chad Norman, publisher of I dig webby things.and I bet you do too I dig speaking at nonprofit conferences and events, and one of my favorite topics to cover is the real-time use of social media. A way to connect your org to your community? When an org sends an email, the open rate can be low - but when a person sends an email to friends, the open rate is 90%!

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September Communications RoundTable : A Social Media Sharing Fest

NTEN

Here are some highlights from this month's particularly tool-loaded Communications RoundTable with Chad Norman of Blackbaud. Chad is an absolute rock star when it comes to social media and marketing. Chad recommended contests as a way to grow your fan base and pointed to the Wildfire application. Chad also recommended (if you have the budget for it) using Facebook Ads to connect with folks who are out there, but may not be aware of your organization on Facebook.

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[VIDEO] Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause

Bloomerang

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on finding potential supporters for your nonprofit organization. Chad will review the best practices in fundraising prospect identification and provide practical tips for how small nonprofits can maximize their network.

Collaborative BRIDGE Project Makes Big Progress Toward Sharing Crucial Information Worldwide

Tech Soup Blog

This article was authored by Chad McEvoy; it is a cross-post of an article originally published on the BRIDGE blog. As always, if you have any questions or would like to learn more, please feel free to contact the BRIDGE project manager, Chad McEvoy at cmcevoy [at] globalgiving [dot] org.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: October 8, 2010

NTEN

Flickr: Chad_Norman (Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Debra Askanase wrote a thoughtful post addressing the issue of effective staffing of social media roles at your org. Members are in bold. Tag your own news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help us find your awesome online, or contact Annaliese with your updates.) .

09NTC Nonprofit Radio: How to Make Podcasts That Promote Your Brand and Engage Supporters

Amy Sample Ward

I’m here at the 09NTC in Corey Pudhorodsky and Chad Norman’s session on podcasting! Chad: baudcast. but on your site to tell people what the show is about: who’s the guest, who is the host, what are the orgs or links mentioned. Session Description: With portable music players, smart phones, and cheap bandwidth everywhere, more and more online marketers are turning to podcasting as a powerful way to extend the reach of their brands and engage supporters.

Nonprofits Show Technology in Action

Tech Soup Blog

Technology such as screen readers and braille displays allow people with vision loss to access computer technology," says Chad Leaman, director of development at NeilSquire Services. Talk to the wonderful folks at Karma Store by emailing them at info [at] karmastore [dot] org. What does technology in action look like? In September, we asked nonprofits and libraries to show us exactly how technology activates their organization and helps fulfill their mission.

Blackbaud releases three major products – forgets to blog or create a landing page | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Chad Norman said: There are pages for both Blackbaud Enterprise CRM and Blackbaud Direct Marketing on the site. Allan Benamer said: I’m sorry Chad, but those pages don’t have any real information to sink my teeth into. What about this is supposed to pique my interest in starting to look at the product for my org?

More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I agree with your observation re: small org willing to make a splash – most examples so far have been dreamed up by PR agencies and getting ink … but then the novelty wears off. For example, Camp Darfur is a simulated Sudanese refugee camp in Second Life created by activists trying to get more public attention and political action on the crisis in the Sudan and neighboring Chad.