Social network updates a friend to charities

AFP Blog

Social network updates a friend to charities: "Got a tweet to spare? It could help the charity of your choice.A week ago, a record number of status updates on Twitter and Facebook using the phrase '#BeatCancer' helped raise $70,000 for four non-profit cancer organizations". NPtech NPTwitterFundraising

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money. For example, in this screenshot from Facebook, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals can add a donate button feature to their Live broadcast. Within a multi-channel approach, Facebook Live can become a powerful way to raise more money online.

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One of the Web's First Social Networkers - BusinessWeek

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Thanks to Tom Watson for the Heads upOne of the Web's First Social Networkers - BusinessWeek: "One of the Web's First Social NetworkersBeth Kanter has been tapping into the Internet to raise funds for her Cambodian charity, the Sharing Foundation, for more than a decade".

Leveraging social networking to influence change

Rebooting Charity

PR Blogger Stephen Davies thinks we’ll start to see a fragmentation of social networks. As people begin to tire with the vast, general nature of MySpace et al , they may migrate to niche social networks that are more relevant to them, their passions and their lives.

New Report: 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report


The 2011 NTC saw the release of the latest " Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report ". Nonprofit industry sentiment toward social networks remains very positive with 4 out of 5 (82%) nonprofits indicating that they find their commercial social networking efforts valuable.

Birmingham Post - Business - Business News - Creative industries - Birmingham 'Twitter-ers' raise £1,500 for charity

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Birmingham Post - Business - Business News - Creative industries - Birmingham 'Twitter-ers' raise £1,500 for charity: "“Twitterers” from Birmingham’s business and social networking communities joined with cities around the world to host a charity event for members of the increasingly popular micro-blogging service, Twitter.BrumTwestival, held at Poppyred in the Arcadian Centre, saw over 150 local.

Which Social Network Use Base Is More Altruistic?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The question is interesting to explore, although the post is about a clever fundraising campaign called the " Altruism Challenge " launched by a Canadian charity called " The World Partnership Walk " to raise money to fight global poverty.

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Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, now we are seeing an emerging practice that for lack of a better phrase, I’m calling “Charity Jacking.” Charity Jacking goes one step beyond “Social Media Meme Morphing.” Phase 1: Personal Challenges with Cold Water to Raise Money.

M-Payments Take Charities By Storm - Article on |

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M-Payments Take Charities By Storm - Article on | : A June 2011 poll of 233 non-profit organizations found that mobile adoption continues to grow and that there is a shift away from texting toward use of mobile Web media.

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Slam Dunk or Snake Oil? Everyone wants to Raise Money with Social Media. But is it Possible?


These social-media widgets have fast become wallpaper on almost all charitable sites. But does social media really work for fundraising? Are nonprofits raising money via social media? Social media to me is a better awareness and community development tool.

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Encouraging Generosity On Social Networks: Assessing America's Giving Challenge and Reflections from Craigslist Nonprofit Bootcamp

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There's a lot happening this week in the nonprofit and social media space, particularly related to encouraging generosity, giving, and volunteering using social media tools. The Challenge raised $1.8

Twestival: To Meet, Tweet And Raise $500K For Charity


Because 175+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals on February 12th, which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise $500K for charity: water , a nonprofit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. It’s refreshing to see the founders empowering volunteers and giving up some ownership, which is one of my top rules to be successful in social media.

nfp 2.0 » Thinking about social networks

Rebooting Charity

Libby Davy : Hi Steve - we are all about building capacity and deep learning on social media for. lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. If it fits, embrace social networks.

13 Twitter Hashtags to Follow for Nonprofit and Charity Updates, Events and Inspiration


Twitter has been one of the major hubs of social networking , revolutionizing what was already a new and adapting Internet invention. Major Nonprofit and Charity Hashtags to Follow. Anything that falls under the category of social good, in any industry, can benefit from this tag.

Charities Like Facebook for Rallying Support but Not Much for Fundraising - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Charities Like Facebook for Rallying Support but Not Much for Fundraising - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : But many fundraisers and charity leaders say that the social network remains a fickle partner in the drive for donations.

GOOD to Acquire Jumo, a Nonprofit Charity Site -

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GOOD to Acquire Jumo, a Nonprofit Charity Site - : "GOOD, a fast-growing publishing and marketing business dedicated to promoting social causes, is acquiring Jumo, a social networking site devoted to raising money and support for nonprofit groups. They have a huge social media presence and really strong community of people excited about their product, but they haven’t had a network

Twestival: Here Comes Everyone To Raise Money On Twitter for Charity:Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was able to raise $2,500 in 90 minutes at Gnomedex. Right before Thanksgiving, the TweetsGiving effort helped Epic Change raise over $10,000 in 48 hours to build a classroom in Tanzania seeking $10 donations. I suspect the amount raised will be impressive.

Twestival: To Meet, Tweet And Raise $500K For Charity - 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!"

NpTech Tag Summary: Scarcity Thinking, Social Network Fragmentation?, and Engagement Strategies

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When I saw the title of this post, " I'm Engaged ," I thought he was talking about the report that The Network Centric Advocacy Blog mentions as a must-read for advocacy and communication staff called Activation Point. Social Network Fragmentation.

Nonprofits and Social Networks: Can Your Nonprofit Organization Benefit from No Presence?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

TechSoup has just published the second article on a three-part series on Social Networks and Nonprofits. The first article, Should Your Organization Use Social Networking Sites? Signs that a social networking site might work ??? It lays out some the benefits, but also suggests situations where a social networking strategy is probably not right for your organization.

3 Crowdfunding Challenges You Can't Miss


Now it''s time to take those tips and put them into practice to raise money for your organization. Veterans Charity Challenge 2, May 22nd. The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $20,000 donation for their charity from craigconnects.

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

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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.

Is the Humans of New York Community Every Nonprofit's Dream?


Humans of New York (HONY) is an amazing example of how building an engaged community inspires people to rally together and raise money for an issue they are moved by. To date, the campaign has raised over $1 million, which is $900,000 more than his original fundraising goal.

Facebook's New Donate Button: Good or Bad for Nonprofits?


The big question on every nonprofit organizations'' mind is, will this Donate button help their charity raise a decent amount of money? It’s a social space to be, you guessed it - social. Giving money is not a very social activity on Facebook.

NpTech Tag: To Launch White-Label Social Network for Nonprofits, GeekToys that Give Geekbumps, and Blog Readability

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Social Networking for Social Change According to TechCrunch ,, a social networking site that links volunteers to causes and voters to politicians will launch a new white-label social network for non-profits. Rolling your own social network wrapped with your organization's branding, data, and integrated into an organizational site will provide more control. A new entry into the charity shopping category , is MAATIAM.

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Keynote from My Charity Connects Conference at NetChange Week

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My Charity Connect: Netchange Week. Join me on June 21st from 1-2 PM PST for the virtual launch of The Networked Nonprofit. Last week, I was in NYC to deliver a keynote with Allison Fine about our book, The Networked Nonprofit. saramcmillen : What do we socialize first?

How the American Childhood Cancer Organization Used Crowdfunding to Raise Over $43,000!

Tech Soup Blog

Since then ACCO has continued to be wildly successful through a total of 7 Teespring campaigns, raising over $27,000! Their current September campaign has been the most successful ever, having raised over $15,600 with still a week left in the campaign.

The Slactavism Debate Settled Once And For All?


There’s been a long and spirited debate about the rise of slactavism and whether people taking simple actions online actually create social change. 2X as likely to ask for donations to support charities.

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Children’s charity checks into virtual hotel

Rebooting Charity

I’ve written previously about how the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children ( NSPCC ) has embraced innovation to raise awareness of its cause. The child protection charity hopes that its three-month stay in Habbo (until May) will allow it to reach out to the young audience in their natural browsing environment. The charity will host events and activities on Habbo aimed at getting young people involved in its anti-bullying campaign, Don’t Hide It.

Fundraising Goes Social


While social media isn't a magic solution for nonprofits to raise millions of dollars, you can't deny that this evolving medium is more and more integrated into many nonprofits outreach strategies. Can nonprofits also use it to raise a little money too?

Five Social Media Myths You Need to Know


A new study by ComScore says that US Internet users spend 1 out of every 6 minutes online engaging with social networks. This is a significant increase from 2007 when ComScore reported that Internet users spent 1 out of every 12 minutes online using social networks. And while it maybe true that your organization needs a better Facebook strategy, it’s also important that you dig a little deeper into social media stats.

Project Agape raised $2.5 million in first year of operation | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Online Fundraising , Project Agape Causes raised $2.5 million in first year of operation 05.30.08 | 3436 8 Comments [link] Causes+raised+%242.5+million+in+first+year+of+operation The Causes audience, to date, has raised $2.5 We are thrilled that Causes is starting to gain hold and reach a critical mass of socially and politically aware people around the world,” said Sean Parker, CEO and co-founder of Causes. 3436 8 Comments [link] Causes+raised+%242.5+million+in+first+year+of+operation

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Social Fundraising: Innovative Or Bad Buzz?


Looking to reinvigorate the donor experience and raise more money for charities, socially conscious entrepreneurs and B corporations have launched social fundraising platforms ranging from the hip and fun-spirited Crowdrise to Razoo. These platforms empower ordinary people to raise money for the causes they believe in, and offer a competitive online atmosphere by leveraging leader boards and social media.

9 Tips to Raise Cash Online: Lessons from research into the sustainability of internet-based resource development

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Fundraising is an undeniable part of the nonprofit sector, particularly for 501(c)(3) public charities. Over 80% of all adults under 50 use social networking sites of some kind. Younger generations have been raised with it and on it. Develop a large, diverse network on social media. Organizations that do the best on social media have the largest networks. Take to social media only to fundraise for immediate solutions to problems.

Tweets to Bring in the Money


Want to raise funds via Twitter this holiday season? They’re basically saying: “ Here’s our charity. Please donate today to raise literacy of deaf children! Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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#CitizenGulf - Unfolding a Social Media Strategy


A national event on August 25 with would-be meet-ups throughout the country designed to create awareness for the Citizen Effect project, seeks to raise funds and awareness for fishing families. Stories were a critical component of social media to make any cause relatable.

nfp 2.0 » The Best use of Google Maps, full stop

Rebooting Charity

Libby Davy : Hi Steve - we are all about building capacity and deep learning on social media for. lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money.

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Online Fundraising Contests: Effective or Digital Litter?


Because in cause marketing contests, charities and ordinary citizens are encouraged to reach out to their online networks and ask people to vote for their favorite charities. The charity with the most votes receives cash grants ranging from $10K to $250K+ to help fulfill their mission. Critics say that the obsession with voting is not only cluttering up their email, but their social networking space too. In the good old Web 1.0

Guest post by Brian Reich: GamesThatGive - You Play. We Donate. Charities Win.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

BTW, Brian Reich will leading a WeAreMedia Webinar on September 23rd on social networking. where you earn donations for your favorite charity, for free, just by playing. I joined the team a year ago as an adviser, charged with recruiting charities to be a part of the site. My goal with this post is pretty simple: I want to convince you that GamesThatGive has the potential to change the way charities use the internet to engage audiences and raise money.

Join Me at My Charity Connects, Toronto, June 8-9, 2009

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During the week of June 8-12, 2009, Toronto is playing host to an impressive array of social tech events and conferences. The NetChange Week , organized by the Social Innovation Generation team at MaRS , includes a two-day a workshop called My Charity Connects.

What Are Your Best Tips for Organizing or Facilitating a Charity 2.0 Event?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by DaveFishernc Charity Balls, Dinner Dances, Black Tie Charity Events, and other parties where people donate money to a charity to have fun together are nothing new. As Millennials start to come into their own, we're seeing Charity 2.0 Charity Ball 2.0

What is the distinction between social media for charity and social good/systemic change?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Becky J McCray At SXSW, I participated in the " Social Media for Social Good BBQ " co-hosted by Jeff Pulver and Porter Novelli. This is yet another indication of the growing interest in the charity sector at SXSWi. What if a cause is not on my map of social change.

Crowded Roads Ahead for Charity 2.0: How do address scaling and cause fatigue?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

CNET's Caroline McCarthy published an article called " Crowded Roads Ahead for Charity 2.0 " based on an interview with Toby Daniels of Think Social and Scott Harrison of charity:water reflecting on how the landscape has changed for fundraising on social networks.