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SocialFish

Not for long, but there’s still time to register for the Private Community Management Certificate Program , worth 8 CAE credit hours! Registration is filling up fast, but there’s still time to secure your spot! Not fully sold?

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Thank You Amy Sample Ward!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My friend and colleague Amy Sample Ward has done an amazing job of community stewardship for the Netsquared community over the years. Online Community #ThanksAmy

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Video Interview: NetSquared with Amy Sample Ward

NetWits

While at South by South West Interactive (SXSWi) Amy Sample Ward spent some time talking with me about how NetSquared ( about ) serves the nonprofit industry. Their mission is to help hundreds of thousands of non-profit organizations utilize the community empowering capabilities of the Internet to achieve social change NetSquared is focused on the intersection of technology and social impact.

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[PODCAST] The Ins and Outs of Community Engagement | Ft. Amy Sample Ward

NonProfit Hub

NTEN’s CEO, Amy Sample Ward, and Randy covered a lot of topics in this week’s podcast. Instead, she urges organizations to think about the idea of community. She believes that a community is a group of people that is already directly related to you and should never be something that you’re “targeting.” Your community is a group that has already opted to get content from you; whether it be through a podcast or email, they want to hear from you!

Community Building begins with Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

We focused on principles for community building and community organizing, as well as examples of both short-term and long-term engagement. Principles of Community Organizing. And maybe the community wants to endorse a specific candidate, and your organization doesn’t.

Please Welcome NTEN's New Membership Director: Amy Sample Ward

NTEN

We're pleased to announce a new member of the NTEN Team: Amy Sample Ward. amy sample ward NPTech NTENYou may have heard of her.

DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

I had a lot of fun yesterday giving a webinar for the Nonprofit Webinar series ; it was a whole hour discussing community engagement! DIY Community Engagement Metrics. View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. Community Mapping. >>

I’m Celebrating NTEN on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3rd at 9 am PST) – Join Me and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

3) to celebrate NTEN , a small nonprofit, and its work to support the largest and most caring community of nonprofit techies to do their best work. Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward.

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Crowdsourcing: Community vs Crowd

Amy Sample Ward

View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. You can see the full collection, and how they were voted on by the community here: [link]. The Value-add of Crowdsourcing: For me, the two biggest reasons to include crowdsourcing in your strategic design of community building or contests are: Crowdsourcing invites diversity by encouraging anyone with an idea or interest to participate. Create opportunities for iterations and involvement by community. Crowd vs Community.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. How many people hear that word and think it is just as generic as the word community? So, organizations need to let the community drive.

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Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

What’s in Your Community Manager Job Description?

SocialFish

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. ————— Are you thinking of hiring a community manager?

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Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23

SocialFish

Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day? Would you please share this with any other community managers (and friends of CM’s) that you know? Featured From the Trenches Open Community Potluck

What's in Your Community Manager Job Description? - SocialFish

AFP Blog

What's in Your Community Manager Job Description? SocialFish : "e you thinking of hiring a community manager? Here’s a sample community manager job description for you. But wait! You need to think about a few things first." 'via via Blog this

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Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation & Game

Amy Sample Ward

The presentation focused on 4 strategic steps, 3 sets of best practices, and a few case studies for creating programs, services, content, and campaigns in a community-driven process. Presentation: Community-Driven Social Impact. View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. Game: To play the game with your organization, team or community group, use the documents below to share the grid and other pages to print and cut out the playing cards.

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Community Engagement and Social Media for Public Media

Amy Sample Ward

I recently had the opportunity to present a webinar for the National Center for Media Engagement , focused on community-driven engagement, and present a session at the Public Media Development and Marketing Conference , talking about building a social media strategy. Defining Community.

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Crowdsourcing vs Community-sourcing: What’s the difference and the opportunity?

Amy Sample Ward

The first time I focused on DIY Community Engagement Metrics and shared lots of templates and examples. Community sourcing vs Crowdsourcing. View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. Community & the Crowd. Is it the crowd, community or a hybrid?

Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

Amy Sample Ward

View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. Twitter at use for Tu Diabetes community. Last week, I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference here in New York.

My Audience is My Community

Connection Cafe

Given that perspective, it’s no surprise that WQED is the home to Mr. Rogers , yeah, the ‘wouldn’t you like to be my neighbor’ Mr. Rogers, so I think it’s safe to say they know a little something about nurturing one’s community. Author: Jonathan Weldon.

Supporting Communities Within Your Community

NTEN

Amy Sample Ward. When thinking about communities to support, let's not forget to look inward at our staff and board members. Strategy advice, best practice articles, and how-to guides providing information about engaging and supporting our community define community as our constituents and supporters. That very much is the community, of course. board engagement Community Leadership organizational culture

Bringing Community Organizing into Online Campaigns – Dashboard

Amy Sample Ward

Here’s the dashboard from The Extraordinaries of our 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference session today: Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns – [International Ballroom C] (#co2oc). Who: Speakers: Amy Sample Ward | Netsquared; Debra Askanase; Ivan Boothe. What: What is the basis of community organizing and why is it important to online campaigns? Tags: liveblogging 10ntc community building events online campaigns online community

NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

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Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation & Workshop at Amplified Leicester

Amy Sample Ward

This morning I had the great pleasure and honor to present at Amplified Leicester about Community-Driven Social Impact, and run a short strategy-building workshop. Community-Driven Social Impact for Amplified Leicester. View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward.

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Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation, Case Studies, and Workshop

Amy Sample Ward

I had a really wonderful time, and the Community-Driven Social Impact session was terrific! Let’s start at the beginning: what is “community-driven social impact” anyway? Instead, the community will feel cheated or lied to. The first step: Who’s your community?

Want to know how much Community Managers are paid?

SocialFish

The Community Roundtable’s Community Careers and Compensation Report 2015 is out! Treating strategy as a thing handed down to your managers makes them less effective – and cripples your community management. Key finding #3: Community pros are “movers and shakers.”.

Why Individual Giving Strategies Often Don’t Work for Communities of Color

Connection Cafe

No one is disputing the importance of individual donors, but lumping all communities and organizations together and assuming they operate the same way is risky. Here are few observations I’ve noticed: “Nonprofit” is often a new concept for many communities.

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[You need this!!] Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

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New on SSIR: Can Giving Days Strengthen Your Community?

Amy Sample Ward

In the report “ How Giving Contests Can Strengthen Nonprofits and Communities ,” sponsored by the Case Foundation and released today, Geoff Livingston analyzes the impact of Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington and the repercussions for other regions and nonprofit communities.

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Guest Post by Amy Sample Ward: Want a peek at my RSS: Here it is!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Amy Sample Ward, publisher of Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech When it comes to “nptech” or nonprofit technology, there are more blogs and organizations and resources than any one person can find, let alone keep track of! Amy Sample Ward’s Version of RSS Why?

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5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

While it’s important to follow standard best practices, engagement rates depend highly on the preferences of one’s audience, which can vary greatly between nonprofits who serve a diverse array of communities and issues.

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Guest Post by Amy Sample Ward -- The Power of Vision: Review of “The Pollyanna Principles”

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Amy Sample Ward, publisher of Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech Hildy Gottlieb’s new book The Pollyanna Principles is a handbook for starting a revolution in social benefit organization design and practice, but it isn’t the revolution.

Congrats to Amy Sample Ward Connec+ipedian of the Year and Bon Voyage!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Amy Sample Ward , a major player in the nonprofit technology blogosphere, has been named Connec+ipedian of the Year , an innovative example of nonprofits working wikily and that Amy helped design and launch. That's what I love about Amy - very willing to contribute to the community

How-to: DIY Community and Content Mapping

NTEN

Amy Sample Ward, Community Development Manager, TechSoup Global. Over the last few of years I've had a the opportunity to work with a team of intelligent and thoughtful colleagues, speak at conferences, and collaborate with other facilitators and community builders.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Sending Emma a reminder before or a follow up message after a community event? From there, craft specific messaging that speaks to those supporters, celebrates their place in your community, and encourages them to take the next step - becoming donors.

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Nonprofit Technology Link Love

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Nonprofit Technology Link Love July 30, 2008 Here are posts from a small sampling of bloggers I regularly read: Holly Ross shows her geek cred in a great post about DNS. Amy Sample Ward let’s us know how to give green. and social network guru for the nptech community.

Your online community could be your gold mine and you don’t even know it.

SocialFish

A vibrant online community of 20,000 people. (My To us, the online community seems like a perfect opportunity for the association to engage potential members and customers in a new, relevant, and profitable way. From the Trenches Open Community

Share Your Story: Building Blocks of Social by Amy Sample Ward

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this week the Storytelling & Social Media series from NTEN and TechSoup Global launched with Amy Sample Ward , who is the community builder at Netsquared , as the first speaker. Social Media Building Blocks View more presentations or upload your own. tags: nonprofit nptech ). Her slides are above and she did a brilliant job of covering the basics! If you're not already reading her blog, you should subscribe now!

5 Questions: Building Stronger Online Communities Without Losing Your Sanity

NTEN

Speaker: Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. Session: Building Stronger Online Communities Without Losing Your Sanity & Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns. I'm speaking in two sessions, but I think they are both important for similar reasons: you don't have an organization, you don't have a campaign, you don't have a purpose if you don't have a community. if you want me and the whole global NetSquared community, visit: [link]. -

5 Techniques to Get Your Community Ready for #GivingTuesday

Tech Soup Blog

But does your community know your plan? You may think that because #GivingTuesday is a 24-hour challenge, you don't need to give your community advanced notice. Prepare a simple marketing toolkit with sample social media updates, relevant imagery, and links.

Guest Post: Radical Collaboration - Tools for Partnering with Community Members

Museum 2.0

The majority of our public programs at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History are created and produced through community collaborations. Each month we work with 50-100 individuals to co-produce our community programs. Start with and continuously identify your communities.

How To Put Social Fundraising On Steroids: Community Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Many nonprofits view social fundraising with a degree of skepticism. If the dollar amounts for campaigns are modest, why invest the effort? They don’t often value community engagement as a metric for success. How To Marry Social Media with Fundraising.

5 Assumptions Every Community Manager Should Make Daily

NTEN

Amy Sample Ward. From the time you have to the reason you're interested, the job and perspective of a community manager is very different than that of individual community members. When it comes to managing or building communities, online or on the ground, the work can seem overwhelming and sometimes even never-ending. Wherever you are, and whatever the kind of community you are wrangling, there are some general lessons that I recommend.

The Last Blogpotomac: A New Community Rises from the Ashes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The strong community vibe in the room was inspiring and comfortable. Since this was the last BlogPotomac (read this insightful post about why), the community self-organized a wake after the conference. While this was my first blogpotomac, I was not new to this community.