Unlock Fans While Engaging Supporters Beyond Like, Share and Comment

Amy Sample Ward

I recently met with Drew Bernard to learn what ActionSprout is all about; and I got so excited that I asked him to share a guest post I could put up here so you could get excited, too. At the same time I have watched organization struggle to engage with Facebook supporters in meaningful ways using just the actions Facebook has provided; Like, Share, or Comment. In their case, over 75% of action takers shared the action.

Bookshare Members Enthusiastic Comments

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The recent upgrades in our Bookshare site and service such as the new audio formats, images, and image descriptions motivated several Members to share their thoughts, and we sought their permission to share those thoughts with you! Another Member, Diane Fazackarley also commented on our new downloadable audio formats. Thanks to Annette, Diane, Judy and Dornetta for agreeing to share your comments with the world.

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More Likes, More Comments, More Shares: Using Psychology to Get the Most from Your Facebook Page

Byte Technology

Why aren’t they commenting on our content and mission and becoming a part of the conversation? Indeed, it appears that liking something such as photo or video, sharing information with others and commenting on said information is hard-wired into the human psyche, an inescapable and inherent trait that guides our thinking and our interactions with others.

The Science of Nonprofit Video Engagement: How To Use Emotion to Increase Social Sharing

Nonprofit Tech for Good

What would compel you to like or comment on that video? What would motivate you to share it with your friends? Why does social sharing matter anyways? If your video connects powerfully with your supporters they’ll like, comment on and share the video with their friends.

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More lame spam as blog comments

Robert Weiner

Most of these lame spams were posted as comments on my blog posts about lame spam. Thanks For Share Robert L. Weiner: Nonprofit Fundraising Technology Consulting » Lame spam as blog comments. Weiner: Nonprofit Fundraising Technology Consulting » Lame spam as blog comments I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just too wonderful. Weiner: Nonprofit Fundraising Technology Consulting » Lame spam as blog comments informations.

Dealing with bad commenters

Allegiance Group

In the worst case, you might block someone who’s being extremely inappropriate, and delete their comments. On The Atlantic last week, Rob Lyman shared some ways of dealing with trouble-making commenters more actively. He explains how to disarm bad commenters, or make them reveal their ignorance without stooping to their level. It’s a familiar concern when you’re managing a social media presence: what do you do if someone is being nasty?

Nine Teddy Bear-Approved Tips for Getting Comments On Your Blog

NTEN

Include a question or encourage readers to share their thoughts in every post. Read comments carefully and be sure to have the author/poster/someone from your organization answer questions. You don’t want to monopolize the conversation, but keep an eye on the comments and pop in when the time’s right. Send them the post ahead of time, so they’re well prepared to make a real value-add comment. What are YOU doing to get more comments on your blog?

Why Nonprofits Are Needed in the Sharing Economy

Tech Soup Blog

At the SHARE Conference last month, I spent time watching venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and techies praise how the sharing economy was the new way to make money and catalyze sharing and change. My TechSoup Global colleague Lewis Haidt was at the conference as well and penned Nonprofits Imagine a Better Sharing Economy , which provides a good primer on what it is and how a nonprofit-centric sharing economy can benefit all of us.

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Share Files and Collaborate Online with Box

Tech Soup Blog

Box.org provides organizations with the Box file-sharing, content management, and collaboration service. You can use Box's cloud-based storage and collaboration tools to replace traditional on-premises file servers and traditional file-sharing processes. Use Box’s collaboration features like commenting and task management to manage the completion of a grant application. You can upload and share files up to 2 GB in size with the Starter Edition.

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Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Share the link, title, and names in the comments. 2008 SXSW Panel: Pimp Your Nonprofit Cause photo by Ed Schipul. The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March, 2012 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event. The final program is selected through a combination of an open submission and voting process. The process has opened – so you can browse and vote for the nonprofit panels you think are worthy of being on the program until September 2, 2011.

Facebook Comments - Boon or Bane to Nonprofits?

Care2

It’s been two weeks since Facebook launched a refresh to it’s blog Comments Box Plugin and the reviews have been mixed. The new Facebook Comments are no exception and nonprofits should think carefully before jumping to implement the system on their blog or website. TechCrunch and Dave Fleet have both done a great job outlining the pros and cons to Facebook’s new commenting system, but what does it all mean for nonprofits?

Nonprofit-Centric Data Sharing Sites

NTEN

Data sharing has become a critical part of collaboration and will continue to do so as we are able to access and create more data. These are just a handful of nonprofit-focused data sharing sites to get you started: National Center for Charitable Statistics: NCCS provides data, as well as analysis tools and reports, on Nonprofits around the US. Where are you finding/sharing data for your organization? Please let us know in the comments below.

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Strengthen Your Community with a Knowledge Sharing Network

NTEN

Consider how you can support more robust knowledge sharing. By providing your stakeholders with a dedicated place to share knowledge with one another, community building happens naturally. What is a knowledge sharing network? A robust knowledge sharing network might involve people sharing resources, best practices, worst practices, just-in-time information, quick tips, and deep thinking, all focused on a specific topic. commenting on any item.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I hope you’ll also vote for my panel proposal, Nonprofits and Free Agents in A Networked World and while you’re there vote for the other awesome nonprofit panel proposals (I’ve shared a list below). But first, let me share the description and what I’m planning: This interactive session is based on a key theme in the book, The Networked Nonprofit , co-authored by Beth Kanter and Allison Fine. They want to share in more than one medium.

Care to Share: Allowing You Users to Submit Content on Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Of course you needn’t worry that people will run rampant across your pages with their own personal posts: you, the admin, will have the ability to moderate comments and content and approve only what you deem appropriate and useful. However, it’s important to note that there are intrinsic pitfalls with using this method: you’ll have to share a password with them and, if you’re using two-step authentication, the login process will be more difficult.

The Next Generation of Networked Social Change: Embracing the Share Economy

Beth Kanter

Meal Sharing (@MealSharing) May 13, 2014. Earlier this week, a mixed crowd of entrepreneurs, investors, start ups, nonprofits, social activists, and others came together for the inaugural conference on Catalyzing the Sharing Economy defined as the use of networked, mobile, information technology to share goods and services. Think AirBNB and Uber, but it is much more than that. One of the categories is “food swapping” or “food sharing.”

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Member Round Up: Sharing

NTEN

One of the most prominent attributes of NTEN members is the willingness to share: ideas, tips, lessons learned. This week we saw some great examples of members sharing their smarts and their suggestions - and have pulled some of the best together in this round up. Have more news to share? Drop us a line or include your links in the comments! Luckily, Avi Kaplan’s " Tips for Sharing Mind-Blowing Blog Posts ", has great ideas for doing just that.

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The Old Dog Gets New Tricks – Social Comment Systems

Allegiance Group

Blog comment systems have come a long way from the early days. Enter the new social commenting platforms. Let’s cover some of the benefits of using a social comment platform and get our hands dirty with the implementation specifics. Social comment systems have the advantage over the basic comment system in several ways. Also, most systems allow you to easily share the comment or the site with friends.

The Photo that Was Worth 25,000 Shares

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Earlier this month, I posted shared an article mentioning a warning from Facebook to Page Admin s: Your organic reach will decline. I asked fans if they thought paid reach will become a standard part of their strategy. The post prompted lots of comments and complaints, especially from smaller nonprofits without the resources to purchase ads on Facebook. Shaun Dakin shared this petition from change.org asking Facebook to set up an advertising grant program.

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Nonprofits: Leave A Comment to Win A Free Dell Color Laser Printer

Beth Kanter

After using the machine, all we ask in return is that you tell a story about your experiences and share advice with your audience on your blog. They said yes! So, if you want a chance to win a new printer for your nonprofit’s office, please leave a comment on this post with the following: Your nonprofit organization and its mission and web site URL. So, if you work for nonprofit that is looking for a laser printer, leave me a comment.

Using Social Media to Share Research

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the ideas we explored is it possible through social media to share some of the findings in a conversational way to help prod more insights from the field. We experimented with “Conversational Case Studies&# and found that conversation in the comments helped improve the richness of the final report. Another way to use social media is for the sharing and distribution of the finding.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We'll share big ideas for using social media for nonprofit program delivery and some good tips for crowdsourcing for social change. In addition, there's be lots of learning shared freely. And, if you submitted a nonprofit panel - and I managed to miss it while scanning 2200 in ten minutes - please add the link and description in a comment. Social networks are transforming how people support causes, how ideas are shared and how nonprofits raise money.

NetCentric Advocacy: Commenting On Your Blog: Zero

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « mapping discussion and information: Presidential Watch 08 | Main | How good are you at seeing things? » March 18, 2008 Commenting On Your Blog: Zero Here is a great riff by Michele Martin on the failures to create conversation via a blog. Is it for the comments and conversation? Link: The Bamboo Project Blog: Six Reasons People Arent Commenting On Your Blog.

Cross-Sector Skill Sharing in Action

Connection Cafe

A key differentiator for pro bono service and a concept core to The Knitting Factor is the idea of skill sharing or a two-way talent exchange in which both professional volunteers and their nonprofit partners are able to learn with and from each other through an expectation of shared value and knowledge. Today we are sharing two examples of skill sharing in action and the positive organization and individual impact they delivered.

NetSquared Local Organizers Share Social Media Wisdom

Tech Soup Blog

Without further ado: In Social Media Won't Solve Your Nonprofit's Problems, Campbell shares some advice about keeping your expectations in check. Here are some tips to get started on the photo-sharing platform. Share them in the comments below. As you may have heard by now, this month is Social Media September (also known as #SocMedSep )! TechSoup Global and NetSquared.

#GivingTuesday is almost here! NTEN Members share their campaign plans

NTEN

But the holiday is also a way to rally your community together in the spirit of giving to share their support for causes they care about. Many NTEN Members are taking part in #GivingTuesday this year, and we asked our Members to share their campaign plans. Unselfies," i.e. taking a picture of yourself supporting your cause and sharing it, is another way many people are rallying support for their campaigns. Let us know about your plans in the comments.

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Share The Bad News

Eric Jacobson

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Share The Bad News Of course its much easier to share good news with your employees, but its perhaps even more important to share the bad news. Dont give them a false sense of the situation by sharing only good news. Posted by Eric Jacobson at 8:13 PM Labels: Communications Skills , General Management Skills , Leadership Skills , Management , Providing Feedback , Team Building , Team Building Vision Sharing 1 comments: Shawn Murphy said.

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Graduating Ally Shares Experience in Program

ASU Lodestar Center

I heard all of the questions, concerns, and comments, but for me it was a done deal. posted by Cierra Hughes Class 12 Public Ally. As my senior year of college approached, I became very aware of the fact that I would not have the stamina to continue pursuing my education immediately after completing my bachelors. College had been stressful and I felt I wasn’t getting the experience I had expected. I wanted to learn more about people, society and myself.

Recap: Using Events and Social Sharing for a Cause

NTEN

Our recent webinar, " Using Events and Social Sharing for a Cause " dove into the strategy and psychology behind social media and its role in maximizing your Return on Fundraising Event (ROFE). Tamara Mendelsohn, Director of Marketing at Eventbrite, walked through some interesting data showing how different social media platforms have a different return on "share". Does your organization have tips for using social media to promote fundraising events that you would like to share?

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Capture and Share Events with Mobile Apps

Tech Soup Blog

Documenting and sharing the happenings of an event or fundraiser can be tricky if you're responsible for organizing it as well. Instagram (Android, iOS) is the ultimate social photo-sharing platform. You can add filters and effects to your photos and share them with Twitter or Facebook. You can also create and share layered images with the touch of your hand. The result is a one-of-a-kind image that you can share on your website or through social media post-event.

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Share your best post in the Net2 Think Tank

Amy Sample Ward

We know you wrote about some really interesting things, shared great ideas and even captured conversations and presentations on your blog or website this year. Share your best blog post from 2009 one more time! Topic: What was your favorite, most read, most tweeted, or most commented on blog post from this year? It’s already December and we are fast approaching 2010.

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Launching the Global Scale wiki: Learn and share about scaling up!

Amy Sample Ward

In those conversations, we realized that we probably had some good examples to share and case studies to provide; but we also realized that there were many, many more people we wanted to be having the conversation with! Today, we’re hoping that by sharing this invitation via the blogosphere (and the corresponding tweets and emails) that you’ll share your ideas and enthusiasm with us – and join us on the wiki. Looking forward to sharing with you there!

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More than Clicking the "Like" Button: Social Media Integration & Nonprofit Websites

NTEN

From the ubiquitous Facebook "Like" button to Google’s new +1, it’s never been easier to share what you’ve found exploring. But sometimes clicking the share button just isn’t enough. For the social web to come alive and really spark change, users need to be given other actions to take beyond standard sharing. In the end, the site cataloged and accepted YouTube videos, plus allowed users to share and comment. More Than Sharing.

Share your favorite tip and win!

Get Fully Funded

Share your best fundraising tips by clicking on the comment link and sharing what works for you. You’ve got plenty of time to think about your best tip and share it, but don’t wait too long if you want to win! Hopefully you’ve heard that I’ve got a little something special happening this week! On Friday, we’re launching my new book “Get Fully FUnded: How to Raise the Money of Your Dreams.”

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Blogging to Support Policy Goals: MomsRising Shares Lessons Learned

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They recently held a blog carnival and are sharing some reflections. Share about the blog carnival and its resources in the comments section on dozens of individual blogs. Spread the word through comments sections of online news stories; these comments became major referring source to our website for that week. Many new diverse Twitter followers– also meant new folks in our comments section. Flickr Photo by Vox Photo.

No One Has Ever Died From a Blog Comment

Have Fun - Do Good

I thought I'd share this post that I wrote for the Stanford Social Innovation Review Opinion Blog : "What is the worst thing that can happen?” I asked a nonprofit the other day when they expressed concern about receiving critical comments on their blog. Has anyone ever died from a blog comment? I also hear a lot of fears that there will be too many comments. Let’s wait to see if you get any comments, and 2. Don’t be afraid of blog comments.

Guest Post: One Museum's Experiment with Threaded Comment Stations

Museum 2.0

In this post, Jasper shares some lessons learned from a recent experiment to design a more social comment station. He will respond to comments here and can also be reached on his blog (where this post first appeared). Jasper Visser and his colleagues at the not-yet-physically-open National Historisch Museum of the Netherlands have impressed me with their innovative, thoughtful approach to developing a dynamic national museum.

APIs for Nonprofits 101: How to Share Data Between Systems

Tech Soup Blog

If you're already using APIs (or thinking about using them), log in to tell us about your experience in the comments. Your nonprofit is getting ready to lead an important advocacy campaign: a key bill central to your mission has just been introduced in the state legislature, but the process of getting it passed is fraught with uncertainty. You need to encourage your constituents to talk to their state representatives and voice support for the bill.

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Backtype: Another Listening Tool - Who's Talking About You In The Blog Comments?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

  It solves the problem of monitoring blog comments where people specifically mention you.     People can make comments about you on other blogs and if you only track links from blog posts, you won't see it.     BackType lets you find, follow and share comments from across the web.   You can also track other bloggers and see where they commented  -- I might do this only to study how the masters do it. 

Blog Action Day: Make A Comment and Raise A $1 for Capital Area Food Bank

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Next Monday, I'm leading a workshop on social media at the Share Our Strength Leaders Conference in Washington, DC.   We're going to be documenting the event with social media tools and I'll be sharing with workshop participants what we did and how we did it as part of the social media introduction.

Temple Contemporary and the Puzzle of Sharing Powerful Processes

Museum 2.0

The advisors share their questions, vote on the ones that they think have the most power, and set the direction of Temple Contemporary. If you are reading this via email and would like to share a comment or question, you can join the conversation here. The first thing I noticed about Temple Contemporary were the chairs. Desk chairs and theater seats, sleek modsters and dilapidated stuffed things, a motley crew lined up on hooks around the room.

Share your favorite tip and win!

Get Fully Funded

Share your best fundraising tips by clicking on the comment link and sharing what works for you. You’ve got plenty of time to think about your best tip and share it, but don’t wait too long if you want to win! Hopefully you’ve heard that I’ve got a little something special happening this week! On Friday, we’re launching my new book “Get Fully Funded: How to Raise the Money of Your Dreams.”

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Share your favorite tip and win!

Get Fully Funded

Share your best fundraising tips by clicking on the comment link and sharing what works for you. You’ve got plenty of time to think about your best tip and share it, but don’t wait too long if you want to win! Hopefully you’ve heard that I’ve got a little something special happening this week! On Friday, we’re launching my new book “Get Fully Funded: How to Raise the Money of Your Dreams.”

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