WordPress Tags And Categories – The Ultimate Guide For Nonprofits

John Haydon

One of the most common questions about writing an effective blog post is the proper use of categories and tags. What exactly are categories and tags? How do tags and categories relate to each other? Categories vs. Tags. How to Create Effective WordPress Tags.

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Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

Created by 92nd Street Y , a cultural center in New York City focused on bringing people together around the values of giving back, #GivingTuesday is now a global movement that connects individuals, communities, and organizations around the world to celebrate and encourage giving.

Creating Strong Passwords

Robert Weiner

A 2007 NTEN post provided suggestions and resources for creating strong passwords and establishing a password policy. Tags: TechSoup The recent theft of confidential documents from Twitter's Google Docs account points out the dangers of insecure passwords.

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Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin, it’s time to create your custom form. Hover over the template you want and click “Create A Donation Form.” Lastly, create customized notifications—usually done through an email sent to donors after they’ve completed the donation process—by clicking on “Settings, Notification” then “Add New Notification.” After this, click on “Show Smart Tags” and scroll down to customize the message you want donors to receive.

How to Create Nonprofit VIPs with Social Media

Connection Cafe

You can follow your favorite athletes’ social accounts by creating your own customized feed. So maybe you don’t put on programming that would create interesting behind-the-scenes content. Guest post from Blackbaud intern, Ben Baker.

My Tag Cloud

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He feed all the text of an entire blog to generate a tag cloud. So, he created a second list of all female thought leaders and it included me! Photo in Flickr.

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How a Leading Nonprofit Used Social Media to Create a Digital Advocacy Movement

Connection Cafe

We added social sharing buttons for people once they signed the letter with auto-messaging (Shortened link and key hash tags). Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time.

How to Create SEO-Friendly URL Structures for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

But now, WordPress uses the post name in the URL, and it’s also possible to create unique permalinks that ensure you’re getting the maximum exposure you can and really drawing traffic to your site. You can also create a customized post name, choose a specific category, have the author’s name appear in the URL or simply give the post its own number (although always keep in mind, some of these options are decidedly not SEO friendly). Search-engine optimization (SEO).

Personal Tag Clouds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jeffrey Zelman bemoans tag clouds ascent (or descent) into popular culture. I like how the jargon of the blogoshere is so poetic and filled with methaphoric language, but excuse me - what is a tag cloud? It lets you create a personal tag cloud of your delcious or flickr tags.

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Tagged in the Volunteerism meme!

SocialFish

I have to keep this short today so I'll just answer the tag - which is, "To get the conversation going, I’m tagging the following bloggers to help answer a nagging question – how can we create volunteer jobs that don’t require being on a committee, a long-term commitment or gobs of time? So, share five short-term, ad-hoc volunteer jobs you’d love to have and then tag five more bloggers". Hmmmmm. :) So on to my tags! Meme-tastic!

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How to measure Facebook Custom Tabs in Google Analytics with UTM Tags (Video Tutorial)

John Haydon

There are a few ways to measure traffic from your Facebook Page custom tabs: Use a Third-Party URL Analytics Tool – You can created bit.ly Create a Unique Web Page – You can also create a unique web page that only receives visitors from your Facebook Page custom tab.

Creating Social Change with Social Media

Amy Sample Ward

Tags: case studies socialchange storytelling beth kanter netsquared nten social change social media sxswi Over the last week, technology has played an unprecedented role in bringing aid to and saving lives in Haiti. Over $22 million has been raised by the American Red Cross via text message (about a fifth of total Haiti-related giving to the organization so far). And then there’s the role that Facebook and Twitter are playing.

NCVO and TAG Conference Presentations and Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

tags: information socialmedia ). The description of our panel that we did two times is here: Could better knowledge sharing and closer communications inside your organisation create stronger relationships, efficiency, insight and effectiveness? tags: km laurawhitehead ).

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Tagged in the Changeblogging meme

SocialFish

Beautiful Qui Diaz tagged me in her Changeblogging meme on the Buzz Bin. I can create spaces where people can talk about issues they care about; I know at least one YAPstar who volunteers relentlessly and whom we'd love to help with her causes. Tags: causes non-profit blogging changeblogging I'll be honest, I read her post and thought to myself, what can I do? I mean, I care about certain issues, sure. I care about the environment. I care about LBGT rights.

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How to Boost SEO By Editing Your Website’s Title Tags

John Haydon

A title tag is the main title of a webpage that search engines index. An effective title tag is one that encourages people to click on it, and also contains keywords you’d like to get found for. Five Steps to Writing Better Title Tags.

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How Nonprofit Leaders Create An Authentic Personal Brand on Intsagram

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His photo and commentary and use the hash tags facilitates visibility and connection to this audience target. He has created the best fit and is delivering that extra punch to the Met’s communications strategy.

Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers

Tech Soup Blog

Tag, you’re it. Technology is created by people for other people to use. technology is created by teams of people that understand people. Hard-to-use or very defective technology is created by teams that focus. Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America’s Nonprofit Solutions. business, based in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter. Introduction. Technical leadership generally gets a bad rap for not having quality.

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Creating a Compendium of Competitions for Change

Amy Sample Ward

Tags: challenge 4change competitions socialchange Originally posted on the 4Change blog, here. The June #4Change chat topic focused on Challenges/Competitions for Social Change. Early on in that online chat, the request emerged for a compendium or other list of “all” the Challenges and Competitions focused on social benefit. Such an overview would let those interested in participating or facilitating a competition review the full landscape of options, characteristics of each, and so on.

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NpTech Tag: Stop Cyberbulling Day is Today!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For Next Week's NpTech Tag Summary. Ning is a platform that allows you to create your own social networking site. Check out scrapblog which lets you create a colleage of your photos online similar to a scrapbook page. Technorati Tags: stopcyberbullying

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4 Steps For Creating the Ultimate Video Marketing Plan

SocialFish

Here are 4 steps for helping you to create the ultimate video marketing plan to propel your business to success. Create one full-length professionally recorded video. The first step for creating the ultimate video marketing plan is to create the actual video!

From Tag to Ag: NP Example

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just found Sonny Cloward's post about how he used delicious/tags to get resource content published and organized on the Web site. Therefore added thought bubbles to represent the publishing side of the tag usage. Sonny's would be using tags to publish a resource directory to a web site.

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NpTag Tag and Nonprofit Collaborative Tag Project Types

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm tagging information related to discussion, examples, and comments about nonprofits using tagging (or not using tagging) to prep for upcoming session at netsquared.org with the tag del.icio.us/nptag. A quick analysis of the types (create a visual with mindmanager - concentric circles? 2005) Susan Tenby's response to the question, " Why I use Tags " shows progression from retrieval, to social bookmarking, to sharing with others - on a personal level.

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Work backward from your fundraising goal to create your budget. Have someone on your fundraising team create a briefing document with short bios of each attendee (3 sentences will do) along with a photo of each attendee.

NpTech Tag Summary: Learnings from FriendFeed Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also, for the past year, I've been summarizing resources being shared through the NpTech Tag, I've felt frustrated that you didn't always know who had contributed the resource and while one could add brief annotations, there was not a space for conversation around those shared items. The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005. During the past few weeks, Twitter has been down or out due to stress.

Technorati Tag Bookmarklet: The Screencast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Marshall has a great post about a technorati tag bookmarklet that can save you a lot of grunt work. Technorati tags can help you attract more readers for your blog and also facilitate contributing to the collective community wisdom surrounding a particular tag. Surfing a tag stream (another word for a collection of content found in one screen using a tag) can also help you discover other people, s, and ideas. To Use The Bookmarklet To Add Tags To Your Post.

NpTech Tag: People Behind Tags, NpTech Timeline, Twitter, and More Widgets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's The People Behind The Tags! Geekcorps Mali works to create and deploy ICT solutions that are sustainable and appropriate for Mali. I think wikis can be excellent tools to create a resource as a conference session handout. Gavin's NpTech Timeline in SlideShare.

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Creating bookmarks and hyperlinks in Acrobat Pro 5

Robert Weiner

I can still use Acrobat Distiller as a printer to create PDF output, and use Acrobat Pro to edit the output. What I can’t do is automatically create an Acrobat file that has a hyperlinked Table of Contents (clicking on a page number take you to that page) or live URLs. Select Tools, then Locate Web Addresses, then Create web links from URLs in text. Tags: Software Word 2003 and Acrobat Professional 5 aren’t on speaking terms.

Messages, Stories, and Conversations: Creating a Strategy for your organization and your supporters

Amy Sample Ward

How can you create a strategy for your messages and campaigns in social media that respect this fact? On a flip chart or whiteboard (or if you are working through this by yourself, just use a piece of paper or a spread sheet on your computer) draw 4 vertical lines, creating 5 columns.

Delicious Bird Tags and Technology Integration

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Use of tags to organize and bookmark Internet Resources related to subjects. Step 2: Bookmark in Delicious using appropriate tags Tech Skills: How to bookmark, how to tag, how to point to a resource list from a computer in the lab.

Creating Strong Passwords

Tech Soup Blog

A 2007 NTEN post provided suggestions and resources for creating strong passwords and establishing a password policy. Tags: Privacy Security Security Using the Web and Internet

NpTech Tag Summary: Chimp Personality, Convio Open API, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jason at DIA tagged it with this note: "The most universal piece of advice about using social networks for fundraising and friendraising is to start small." The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005.

NpTech Tag: Roundups from and about Facebook and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tag your post with "net2thinktank." Policing Social Media These two items were both found in the nptech tag stream: Due to a new wiki launched by New Zealand police, members of the public can now contribute to the drafting of a new law.

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NpTech Tag Discussion: Analysis of Tags Used With NpTech - Thank you Chris!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NpTech Tag discussion continues. There were a few more comments that I want to capture here: Kevin (don't know who he is, but we have very similar interests and I'm so glad that I found his blog via the NpTech tag - I don't think this tag is useless? "The tools aren't there yet but it's possible to imagine tagging systems as data sources that help to create indices, merging different phrases, etc."

NpTech Tag Summary: Highlights from the NpDev and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's a few sessions notes in the wiki: NpTech Tag , definition of Open API For-Profit/Nonprofit Software Collaborations and where are the biggest tool gaps ? Tools Creating Passionate Users Blog asks " Are our tools making us dumber ?"

How To Display Flickr Photos With A Tag

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click to Flickr Photos Tagged with 07ntc in A Slide Show Presentation. The above slide show was created with Splashr , billed simply as ???a

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NGO/NPO Meme - tagged by Nancy White

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I didn't see that practically a week ago, Nancy White, tagged me with the NGO/NPO Memo. The Nptech and Net2 tags in flickr, delicious, and technorati are also good knowledge streams to dip into. (I I am wondering whether or not I'm supposed to tag a few folks too? And, I guess I should create an opml file like Marshall. Technorati Tags: ngomeme

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Creating a "Socially-Enabled", Non-Techie Conference - Guest post by Carie Lewis, HSUS

Connection Cafe

Last month I wrote about how the Taking Action for Animals conference essentially created their own socially enabled conference and online community of sorts. Guest post by Carie Lewis : Creating a "Socially-Enabled", Non-Techie Conference. Author: Jordan Viator.

Video Fridays #6 How to Create a Custom Video Player in Youtube

NCE Social Media

Tags: Tools Video YouTube Custom video players on YouTube can help you brand your videos better. This video explains how to do it.

Tag Poetry: Playing With A Concept

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tag Poetry. Yesterday, Nancy White suggested that we add having the students create poetry from their tags. When I got back from on-site work (reflections on that follow) and finished my mommy shift, I discovered that Nancy wrote a poem with her tags. " What if you linked your tag words to something? Nancy reminded me of my Arts Wire days when she responded: So what you are proposing is actually creating a network of poems.

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Guest Post by Valeria Maltoni: Creating Movements

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: This week I'm researching and thinking about the topic of creating movements. Like your fans creating their own marketing messages and gear. Co-creating new products. [.] Tags: movement building

12 Useful, Well-Designed, Worth-Downloading iPhone Apps Created by Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s been challenging for the nonprofit sector to create iPhone and Android Apps that people want to first download and then repeatedly use – at least in large numbers.

NpTech Tag Summary: 10 x 10 Ten NpTech Tagged Items About Social Media and Nonprofits That You Can Check Out in Ten Minutes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005. Want to listen on Twitter? Use Tweetscan and type in key words. Don't forget to add the search tool. Win $10,000 DonateNow Mashup Challenge at NetSquared.

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Capturing Collaborative Knowledge from Nonprofit Events: Your Event's Tag

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I did some searches on the conference tag, woc2006 and noticed that the tag is the same for the World Orienteering Championship. It made me think that you have to think a little about choosing an event tag. -It It should be unique, unless for some reason you want to integrate or connect with another tag stream. "How can you use a tag to enter into a dialogue with a group or community that has a different view or opinion on the issue?