Help Voters Get to the Polls with the Mobile Commons Polling Place Locator

Mobile Commons

To help make that task easier, Mobile Commons is excited to offer our text message polling place locator. With this simple tool, hundreds and thousands of Americans can find their polling place instantly, making it easier than ever for them to cast their ballots.

Poll 76

Get Your Supporters to the Polls with our Polling Place Locator

Mobile Commons

But how do you make sure your constituents actually get to the polls and check that box? Planned Parenthood, the Communication Workers of America, and the League of Conservation Voters are all using our Polling Place Locator to guide their supporters to the polls this primary season.

Poll 56

New Poll Reveals Political Harassment is Increasing in 2016


Nonprofit campaigners who work on hot-button issues can struggle with community management. Our latest poll revealed that sexual harassment is down and homophobic harassment has decreased by half, but political harassment has doubled. You can view the poll data as an infographic here.

Poll 71

BlogHers Act: Global Health Poll

Have Fun - Do Good

Until August 25th they are conducting a final poll (at the top of this post) to determine which global health issue to focus on. BlogHer (where I am a Contributing Editor) launched a year-long campaign, BlogHers Act, at their 2007 conference this summer.

Poll 52

Mobile Commons Provides Polling Place Locator in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy – A Press Roundup

Mobile Commons

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many polling places throughout both states had to be moved. That meant that many citizens weren’t sure where to go vote – an especially large problem when so many communities had no power. They will immediately text back to you where your polling place.

Press 56

Take My Widget Poll

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Create Free Polls. I am working on a screencast about widgets -- more specifically free and easy-to-use community building tools for your blog. I ended up today at the Bamboo Project site where Michele takes us through how easy it is to set up a Vizu Poll. Apparently, polls are big on myspace.). I had to chuckle when I read the lastest poll on Bamboo You -- "What is the biggest time waster in your organization? Build a sense of community.

Poll 50

How to Build and Engage Your Community through Your Website

Connection Cafe

Moreover, with the proper management, a website can be turned into a powerful tool to build a community and engage it. Blog – creating content for your community gives you a channel to distribute news and engage. So how do you engage with your community?

Build 248

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems


This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. Community platforms are already being used for learning objectives.

Global Health Initiative: Bloghers Act - Take the Poll

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

s network and in our extended communities, will work to make a measurable improvement in Global Health (as distinct from BlogHer's Election 2008 Voter Manifesto initiative focused on the domestic issues of importance to Presidential candidates). The members of BlogHer and our extended communities will work together to select a single global health issue on which we want to effect a measurable improvement in the coming year. And, that's where the poll comes in.

Poll 50

What is GOTV Anyway? An Explainer for Non-Politicos


Its purpose is to activate the voters that support your campaign (or your cause), and get them down to their local polling place to cast a ballot on Election Day. community advocacy

Poll 178

Using SMS to Increase Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Pregnant Women

Mobile Commons

In the study, 1,187 women from five community-based clinics in New York City were split into two groups: an intervention group that received weekly text messages about benefits of the influenza vaccine, and another group that received no text messages.

Rate 67

Using SMS to Increase Influenza Vaccinations Rates Among Pregnant Women

Mobile Commons

In the study, 1,187 women from five community-based clinics in New York City were split into two groups: an intervention group that received weekly text messages about benefits of the influenza vaccine, and another group that received no text messages.

Rate 63

How Community Foundations Can Use Text Messages to Engage Citizens – and Conference Goers

Mobile Commons

In a recent conference session about digital strategy, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo proved that the best way to engage citizens in their communities is also the best way to engage event attendees in a room. How Text Messaging Helps Community Foundations.

What You Can Learn About Cultivating Community from The Lord of the Rings

Tech Soup Blog

One of the best ways to begin building community is by first understanding what your community is all about. By listening to your community, you are opening a door to beginning a relationship, because now you know not only what members of your community like, but how they think.

Hints 93

The Rise of Online Harassment: An interview with Allyson Kapin


Online harassment is a real concern and one that online communities must acknowledge and address. In May 2014, Rad Campaign, Lincoln Park Strategies, and Craig Newmark conducted a poll to understand experiences of online harassment. Allyson Kapin. Co-founder. Rad Campaign.

Poll 73

Asking the community for its opinion about Non-Profit Tech Blog podcasts | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Podcast , Polls New poll on Non-Profit Tech Blog Podcasts 05.02.08 | 3409 No Comments [link] New+poll+on+Non-Profit+Tech+Blog+Podcasts 2008-05-02+14%3A43%3A50 Allan+Benamer The blog had 600 podcast downloads last month and I figure that’s time to consider upgrading their quality. Tagged: podcasts , Polls , reader interaction How relevant was this post to you? (No

Ning: Phoenix or Fizzle?

Amy Sample Ward

It’s now been a few months and I wanted to check in on the status of the platform, the impact it’s had on communities using the tool and organizations supporting those groups. is that there is a wiki and polls feature that isn’t available on ning.

Naming the NPTECH Community Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There's a poll on the nptech community site to vote for a name based on the discussions so far. If you'd like to cast a vote, here's the link to the poll. If you're scratching your head and asking, nptech community? what's that. read Marnie Webb's description for context. I like two out of the five. Tag: nptech

Do You Need a “Communications Manager” or a “Community Manager” at Your Nonprofit?


The community manager has been around longer than you may think – and I'm not trying to be like Malcolm Gladwell by drawing (questionable) parallels to pre-Internet practices. Within the era of the World Wide Web, there has always been someone filling the role that we are only recently starting to staff for purposely: the Community Manager. Today's Community Manager had her start in the chat rooms and discussion/support forums of yesteryear.

Roles 52

NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference: A Vibrant "Social" Community of Practice

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NpTech Community has been early adopters of social media and social networks like Twitter. The deal was if she raised the $10,000, the community could vote on her public humiliation. Poll your members where are they?

Part Two: Offline-to-Online-to-Offline: Lessons Learned in Building a Custom Community Platform


Earlier this week on Frogloop we discussed how four grassroots campaigns (1Sky, Clean Energy Works, the Energy Action Coalition and Focus the Nation) tried to build the Climate Network an unprecedented online community platform. How will you engage your local communities and supporters?

Tech Tools to Benefit the Spanish-Language Community

Tech Soup Blog

At TechSoup, we know that many nonprofits and libraries serve Spanish-speaking communities in everything from teaching English as a second language, to financial and educational services, to local family- and health-related programs. Bilingual survey and polling programs to help you get feedback from your community. Spanish is the second-most-common language in the United States, with an estimated 40 million Americans speaking Spanish as their primary language.

Expert Tips for #GivingTuesday Success

Connection Cafe

Poll your supporters so you can identify and segment personas, allowing you to better target your messaging on #GivingTuesday and all year long.

Tips 130

Building Personal Relationships with Thousands at a Time


Increase Number of Users Logging In – Use Targeted Content to include specific messaging in your eNewsletter sidebar, reminding users that you haven’t seen them online in a while and the community functionality they’re missing out on.

Top Five Things to Ask When Your Nonprofit Wants to Start a Community

Have Fun - Do Good

Last week Seth Godin wrote a post suggesting that the #1 job for the future is being an online community organizer. With all the hoopla around MySpace, Facebook and social networking these days, it seems like everybody wants to start their own "community."

Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time


5, 2015— VisionLink , a community inspired software and consulting company, has developed a free, shareable, real-time, geo-tagged map depicting actual damage reports produced by Hurricane Joaquin. Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina. BOULDER, Colo. —

AllTop: My new blogroll

Amy Sample Ward

I’ve combined some of my favorite RSS feeds from the NPTech community, Social Entrepreneurship sector, and Philanthropy news. I’d love to hear the blogs you recommend get added to the Alltop page, so it can function as the ultimate blogroll for this community.

Poll 130

VisionLink Is In The News: Real-Time Winter Storm Map


Using VisionLink''s outbound telephony polling software, over 12,000 people throughout New York and New Jersey received automated calls enabling them to report on what the storm was doing to their homes and to their local communities in real-time.

Map 190

The 7 Types of Social Media Users and How to Engage Them


This could be through polls, images or anything that encourages them to “like” or retweet you. Content Strategy Implementation communications community community managers creativity social media social networking strategic thinking

Text Messaging Will Help Millions of Americans Get to the Voting Booth in November

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons Partners with the Voting Information Project, New Organizing Institute and Voto Latino to Launch New Polling Place Locator, Powered by Google Data, to Provide Poll Locations in English and Spanish. Million Voters Missed Voting in 2008 Due to Not Knowing Poll Location. The polling place locator will leverage the ease and ubiquity of text messaging to help get millions of Americans to the voting booth this year.

Poll 75

Capacity Building with Training Teams

Vertex Systems

Vertex Systems Poll Recent Articles 16 Twitter Tools for Nonprofits Feb.

Train 65

NetCentric Advocacy: Time to Revisit: Iowa Electronic Markets ~ Current Markets: 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Markets

Network-Centric Advocacy

Main | Lessons from Online Community Summit « Connectable Dots » October 09, 2007 Time to Revisit: Iowa Electronic Markets ~ Current Markets: 2008 U.S. As of 10/9/2007 the markets are predicting a much closer race than the polls in winner takes all the network predicts (51% dems vs 48% rep).the the latest national polling is NYT and CBS (sept 4-9) has a Dem landslide (48% Dem to 32% REP) Link: Iowa Electronic Markets ~ Current Markets: 2008 U.S.

Iowa 40

51% of Donors Not At All Interested in Social Networks - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Your community might like to compare these Harris results with results from our own nonprofit web 2.0 / SN survey, located here: [link]. April 23, 2008 | William Tam Americans love polls, surveys and sound bites.

Can Public Art Increase Civic Participation?

Connection Cafe

In Philadelphia, many polling places are difficult to find, hidden deep in the recesses of schools, churches, and community centers. The signs were placed at key polling locations around the city on Election Day in 2015.

Public 208

Corporate Philanthropy: Adapting to a Changing World

NonProfit Hub

In a 2016 poll , Millennials are more likely than Gen X’ers and Baby Boomers to say it matters if American businesses give back to society. Community members will likely know more about the cause because they’re based in their community.

Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Questions and polling. Think about allowing others to add their own options to the poll – when is it appropriate, and when is it unnecessary or confusing. Expect to get answers both in the poll itself and in the comments, and run with both! Guest Post Networks Online Community

Group 139

Screencast: Using Widgets to Build Community on Blogs Featured on NTEN Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My screencast on widgets is featured in this month's NTEN newsletter in a section pointing to " How To Build Online Community." For example, linking a poll to a post on the topic. Polls. One of the most used widgets by nonprofits are the audience poll widgets. Polls are a great way to get reader feedback too. I used the Vidzu poll to get feedback on a blog post here. nonprofit's content and can also can be useful in amplifying the community.

12 Quick Hit Facts On Nonprofit Content Marketing


Leveraging the pervasiveness of the internet, and the power of social media, nonprofits are reaching out to communities to while asking for nothing in return. Offering content and information to a demographic or community while asking for nothing in return.

Relevancy on Social Media: How Current Events Improve Support


PHCC uses polls that change on their homepage in order to actively engage their members, as well as garner important data so that they may provide more for their loyal members down the road. Writing about current events and the economy is almost always tricky.

Can SMBs Afford Workplace Giving Software?


Often woven into corporate responsibility (CR) or corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, workplace giving is one of the top methods businesses use to give back to their community. In another poll, 90 percent of SMBs and SBOs planned to give to local organizations 5.

22 Ways to Stay Connected with Your Schools Alumni on Facebook


Once you have you page you’ve got to put in the time, effort and creativity to build a vibrant community of engaged fans. Here are a few tips that will help you get started and/or enable you to take your Facebook community to new levels of engagement.

3 Tips to Get Millennials to “Look Down” on #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

Recently, I polled Blackbaud employees, and while not the largest sample set (44 respondents), it yielded some interesting results. At any point in time, we can have access to what is happening across the globe and we have a stronger understanding of what it means to be a global community.

Tips 130

Twitter for Nonprofits in 2018: Rebirth or Retire?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some wonder whether creating a non-toxic community where online abuse is seriously addressed would be more helpful.). Twitter Polls: Twitter Polls , the ability to do a flash survey, have been integrated with Tweets for some time.