Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar. Join Allison Fine and me on June 21st at 1-2 PM PST/4-5 PM EST for the launch of The Networked Nonprofit published by Jossey-Bass. The above visual is a social network. Each dot represents a person or in network jargon, a node.

Software for Collaboration

Idealware

Everyone suddenly wants to collaborate! For some reason (I suspect it's related to the economy, though I haven't pinned down exactly how) my phone is ringing off the hook these days with people who want to talk about how software can help teams collaborate. Electric Embers or Yahoo Groups) Existing Social Networking Sites: Online networking sites where users can create profiles and connect with others (i.e.

7 Patterns of Nonprofit Digital Teams

Frogloop

We have been planning and building websites for social change institutions for nearly two decades, and over that time have worked with some of the most well-known social brands in the world, as well as hundreds of lesser-known groups.

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21 Strategic Lessons for Creating Great Nonprofit Games

Tech Soup Blog

After our last Nonprofits Live event on gaming, our social media team received many questions and requests — many of you in the TechSoup community are excited about the future of creating games for nonprofit causes!

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

Don’t forget - despite the structured, sometimes mechanical feel a fundraising plan can have, storytelling does have a place in the planning process. The same is true for volunteers, whose social networks could potentially provide some serious peer-to-peer fundraising boosts to your campaign.

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Swept Up in a Google Wave

Idealware

For many of us, we no longer browse, and we search less than we used to, because the data that we're looking for is either coming to us through readers and portals where we subscribe to it, or it's being referred to us by our friends and co-workers on social networks. Photo by Mrjoro.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. In part one, we looked at determing the value of creating a collaboration community.If

Amplify #GivingTuesday with Social Ambassadors

Connection Cafe

Fueled by the power of social media, #GivingTuesday has emerged as the largest day of giving with $116M raised, 114M Twitter impression, and 1.3M social media mentions. The single biggest reason for it’s viral success is the collective action of sharing on social media.

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15 conversation starters for rebooting charity

Steve Bridger

I’ve been invited to give a keynote at the Third Sector Social Media Convention in June. Here goes… You are now pretty good at using digital marketing techniques to push your charity’s own content tactically, but what are you doing to bridge the social divide between digital marketing and something that looks more genuinely like a commitment to meaningfully participate in the networks that are already out there?

Humanizing your organization creates amazing results. This is how.

SocialFish

Beforehand I had taken a fairly myopic view that, regardless of structure, a focus on behavior would do the trick. Alignment of people, processes and performance comes quickly within a culture that embraces the same behaviors that have made social networking thrive.

NetCentric Advocacy: Movement Building and Campaign Design Lessons from Energy Deregulation

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Modeling self organization of communication and topology in social networks | Main | Activation Point Read It. » March 19, 2007 Movement Building and Campaign Design Lessons from Energy Deregulation Why a distributed collaboration and massvolunteer system will work. This same system is at the core of successful social movements.

What’s Black and White and Read All Over?

NTEN

The article is black and white: Gladwell is clearly oversimplifying the situation, creating a false dichotomy between (social) network based movements and the hierarchical system that helped propel the Civil Rights movement forward, specifically the Greensboro sit-ins of 1960 , which he references throughout the article. In doing so, he leaves no room for the discussion of other types of systems or power structures. flickr: Brit. No, it's not the newspaper.

Growth Hacking Your Mission With People Power

Connection Cafe

While we had a decade to adjust to websites being important, we’ve had a lot less time to figure out social media, and even less time to adopt a mobile first world. Radical Collaboration.

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Get the Book

SocialFish

A little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. Not to be confused with building a successful private social network. Chapter 1: Open Community means collaborating with purpose. Chapter 2: Open Community means developing into a social organization.

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What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

It can dual in purpose as a means to view landmarks that have been long forgotten, as well as force social interaction that hadn’t previously existed. Social. Social Feeds have aided in the Pokémon growth enormously. What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry.

Reflections from the Communications Network Conference: Wisdom of Crowds – Succeeding in Practice?

Influence

Our CEO recently attended the Communications Network 2010 Conference. His commentary was first posted on the Communications Network blog. "Adin Miller, a friend and all-around smart guy, wrote a blog post reflecting on James Surowiecki’s talk about the“ Wisdom of Crowds ” at the Communications Network and CommA Fall 2010 Conference. Hey – foundations used to be nervous about social networking, too!

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The #FutureOfBusiness: Employees Will Rule

SocialFish

The second in the series, The #FutureOfBusiness Is Social: Adapt Or Die referenced a C-suite organization unwilling to embrace, let alone acknowledge, impacts of these changes because of sheer ignorance (for one), but also because of the upheaval and organizational risk that they impose.

Get Open Community on Audible

SocialFish

A little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. Not to be confused with building a successful private social network. Chapter 1: Open Community means collaborating with purpose. Chapter 2: Open Community means developing into a social organization.

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The 8 Key Elements of a Federated Buying Agreement

Connection Cafe

Consider the relatively recent emergence of social networks, mobile computing and Business Intelligence platforms. This is a prudent collaboration since a viable deal structure requires all three to remain ‘whole’ for the lifetime of a purchasing arrangement.

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Rethinking Community Advisory Boards: the Story of C3

Museum 2.0

C3 was a list of about 80 people from diverse networks throughout Santa Cruz--from librarians to social services to roller derby. Our work would become more relevant, our collaborations more timely, our network more diverse.

Benetech’s Framework for Developing New Social Enterprises

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I was delighted when Ron Schultz invited me to collaborate with him on his latest book Creating Good Work – The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy. We’re learning new ways to create and sustain social value.

How can we prepare organizational leaders to work in a networked world?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Guest blogger, Patti Anklam , author of Net Work: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Networks at Work and in the World , explores the role of organizational leadership in a network world. The links, or ties, in these structures are reporting relationships.

Learning is the Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you are not already familiar with their work, you will learn a lot about online collaboration, knowledge management, informal learning, and networks by following them. She’s written a book about this, “ The Social Learning Handbook.”

Association Social Media: The CFA Institute

SocialFish

The social media function at CFA Institute has grown in strategic importance over the years, and its location within our organizational structure has evolved along the way. 3) Can you describe the internal collaboration workflow with other areas of the association (e.g.

About Hootsuite's Costly 'Freemium' Plans and Free Twitter Alternatives

Influence

Recently, HootSuite, a prominent social media dashboard, introduced a new “Freemium” pricing structure, which offers basic Web services at different price points. Here at Forum One, we often reccommend Hootsuite as the prefered social media client of choice because it is easy to use and offers the most complete set of features, including team collabertion and performance reporting. However, there is no team collaboration available.

Net Smart: How To Thrive Online

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NetSmart is Howard Rheingold’s latest book. It synthesizes his 30 years of experience if being a model digital citizen and what he has learned from asking other this simple question: How to use social media intelligently and mindfully? One’s position in social networks matters.

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Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Patient advocates play a critical role in setting research priorities, designing clinical trials and structuring appropriate clinical engagement with industry. It got started in upstate NY by Pat Quinn and through social networks, it spread to Pete Frates.

My Three Words for 2011: Seek, Sense, and Share

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My Three Words for 2011 inspired by Harold Jarche's Networked Learning Model. In 2010, my three words were Networked, Generosity, and Full of Life. Over the past decade, the Internet and social media have been one of my primary sources for professional learning.

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Open Standards, Yes We Can

Social Actions

In June, I hosted a discussion about Collaboration and Competition on Social Edge in which the topic of open standards for the nonprofit sector was raised. Sometimes collaborating in one area raises the bar of competition in another. (Source: Robotson on Flickr ).

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Guest Post by Peter Deitz: Open Standards, Yes We Can!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In June, I hosted a discussion about Collaboration and Competition on Social Edge in which the topic of open standards for the nonprofit sector was raised. Sometimes collaborating in one area raises the bar of competition in another.

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What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

The tour was organized by a group of library consultants from Kixal, Anneal, and Clarion Collaborative. When you walk into Zappos, the first thing you notice is the unique structure of the building. They even make job candidates join their specialized social network.

Recap: Community Organizing Tools from the Experts

NTEN

As we all know, the nonprofit tech community is loaded with smart and thoughtful organizers who give their time and efforts to help the rest of us do the good work we do. We recognize NTEN’s 501 Tech Clubs (local in-person groups) and Communities of Practice (CoPs) (online affinity groups) organizers are one clever and innovative bunch! We learn new community organizing tips and tools from them all the time.

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nfp 2.0 » Not-for-profit’s have the gift of stories

Rebooting Charity

Libby Davy : Hi Steve - we are all about building capacity and deep learning on social media for. 1) myspace (1) nspcc (2) oxfam (2) podcast (1) second life (5) social impact (6) social media (16) social networking (6) storytelling (6) tagging (3) web 2.0 (18)

Top 10 SXSW Interactive Panels Your Nonprofit Should Attend - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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!" Can Social Media End Racism?

nfp 2.0 » Whose cause is it anyway?

Rebooting Charity

Libby Davy : Hi Steve - we are all about building capacity and deep learning on social media for. 1) myspace (1) nspcc (2) oxfam (2) podcast (1) second life (5) social impact (6) social media (16) social networking (6) storytelling (6) tagging (3) web 2.0 (18)

Can Nonprofit Organizations Work More Like Clouds? How?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Organizational Network Analysis). The illustration above comes from a book by Rob Cross called " Driving Results Through Social Networks " which is about how to leverage informal networks within your organization or cross-organizational teams.

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Buzz Director: help me write a job description

Rebooting Charity

This is especially urgent given that much of the action is now taking place away from your own (increasingly irrelevant ) website, ‘out there’, in social networks and online communities. Develop and coach on tactics, seeding networks, ‘brand’ positioning, etc.

NetCentric Advocacy: PreOrder: Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

Network-Centric Advocacy

» February 14, 2008 PreOrder: Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations Clay has pulled together a solid theory of organizing and networks. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

The tour was organized by a group of library consultants from Kixal, Anneal, and Clarion Collaborative. When you walk into Zappos, the first thing you notice is the unique structure of the building. They even make job candidates join their specialized social network.

Visitor Studies Association Replaces Keynotes with Dialogue

Museum 2.0

The VSA has replaced their keynotes with structured group dialogue. But the VSA has taken an intentional approach to these structured conversations with the goal of putting the (arguably) best part of conferences—the side conversations and hallway discussions—front and center.

nfp 2.0 » Cause and Effect

Rebooting Charity

Libby Davy : Hi Steve - we are all about building capacity and deep learning on social media for. Categories accountability (5) advocacy (2) blogging (4) buzz (4) campaigning (6) case studies (3) causes (8) collaboration (2) community (7) engagement (9) flickr (3) giving (19) good practice (9) googlemaps (2) interview (4) leadership 2.0 (1) Blogs and social media provide the best tool set yet to continue the conversation.

2012 NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways

NTEN

We wanted to round up all your posts and resources in one place, so you can continue to collaborate and learn from each other. 12NTC: Engaging Youth Using Social Media , Ariel Gilbert Knight. Let's Get Local: Using Social Media in State and Local Campaigns , Ted Fickes. Nonprofits Chalk Up Big Gains in Social-Network Followers , Derek Lieu. Social media policy: cartoon-blogging , Rob Cottingham.

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Enabling Program Staff to Become Digital Editors

NTEN

In this article, we will explore how to manage these challenges from a technology standpoint, including publishing metrics, establishing structure, removing barriers and offering training. The web has become social. The ability to write e-newsletters, post to the website, manage social media, or speak on behalf of the organization in so many different digital ways will soon be everyone’s job. Establish structure and accountability.