Association Social Media Trends [Panel Discussion]


Trends presented their Association Social Media Benchmarking Study ( which we posted about recently ), and Lindy facilitated a discussion with three illustrious panelists: Curtis Midkiff from SHRM, Anna Baker from the American Diabetes Association, and Chad Davis from NAHB [disclosure - NAHB has been a SocialFish client]. The panel had a TON of good intel about how these associations are managing their social media and here’s my quick tweetaway summary.

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Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

This panel discussion focuses on the generational divide, with the following panelists: Wendy Harman and Suzy DeFrancis, American Red Cross. I’m guilty of calling our community on the social web selfish because what it means is that anything we put out, it needs to be useful for them.

Trending Sources

15 Powerful Quotes from the Social Good Summit

Connection Cafe

15 Powerful Quotes from the Social Good Summit. Young people can use their social media and their following to not only draw attention to an issue but to educate people how to take action.”– Social Good #2030Now Henry Timms Social Good Summit

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SXSW Panel: Join A Global Discussion About Free Agents and Nonprofits in a Networked World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ll be at SXSWi Festival next week to moderate a panel and discussion on Free Agents and Nonprofits in a Networked World on Sunday, March 13 at 3:30 pm. Our panelists include Danielle Brigida, National Wildlife Federation, Mark Horvath, Invisible People, and Jessica Dheere, SMEX Beirut.

Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012


The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report was released at 12NTC yesterday and it’s already stirring up discussions about how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their fundraising and communications strategy.

Long Term Success with Social Media


Guest post by my friend Geoff Livingston, author of Welcome to the Fifth Estate a new book focused on creating and sustain a winning social media strategy. Why is it that we don’t discuss long-term success with social media?

Five Tips for Nonprofits Using Social Media During the #JointSession Address

Connection Cafe

” What opportunity does this give nonprofits engaging on social media? A majority of live conversation during presidential addresses happens on Twitter, so here are 5 steps nonprofits can take to engage and drive support for their cause on social media : 1.

Three Essential Ways Your Nonprofit Should Be Using Social Media

Connection Cafe

Social media is unique from any other platform for engaging with your donors, volunteers and supporters. Nonprofit organizations have been much slower to embrace social media than private sector businesses, but those organizations that are using it are seeing great benefits. Although there is no ‘one size fits all’ strategy for non-profits to use social media, there are three main ways that every non-profit can use these tools in their own unique way. By: Amanda Quraishi.

How Social Media Can Make You Healthier


Now with the rise of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter , YouTube and other social media players, people are more equipped than ever when it comes to finding and maintaining the perfect fitness plans to meet their individual needs. Niche Social Networks. Cool Social Tool

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Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Amy Sample Ward

Today, at the 2011 MyCharityConnects Conference in Toronto, I had a ton of fun leading a session and discussion around making the most of social media in just 30 minutes a day. Here are the slides from the session and links to get you started: Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day.

Healthcare Social Media


Interested in healthcare and social media? It was actually a presentation for their members, on how /why to use social media for their own eye clinics. 5 Social Media Challenges for Healthcare Providers.

Social Media for Social Good :: Your Nonprofit Tech Checklist

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At the end of the Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits is a nine-page “Nonprofit Tech Checklist” which I have copied and pasted below. Each item on the list is discussed in the book and some items won’t make sense unless you have read the book, but most will. That was my number one priority when writing the book… to create a comprehensive, useful social and mobile media how-to guide for nonprofits.

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Webinar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Based upon the soon-to-be-released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits , this webinar begins with defining Web 1.0, Social Media for Social Good: Table of Contents. Social Media for Social Good WebinarsDate: Thursday, August 4.

Facebook marketing strategies and best practices discussion (video)

John Haydon

In this video we discuss: How I built up my small business using only a blog. Facebook Tips basics of social media blogging Facebook Places FBML hubspot marketingOn Wednesday (during a massive snow storm), David Wells from HubSpot interviewed me for his InboundNow series.

Social business demands culture change


Social business demands culture change. . Leveraging technology in today’s social world goes way beyond the technical requirements—success or failure seems more dependent on how flexible and effective your management practices are, rather than your specific IT competency.

Social Media, Fortresses and Free Agents with Danielle Brigida of National Wildlife Federation


If you’ve been around the non-profit social media scene for any amount of time you’ve probably heard of (or even met) Danielle Brigida from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). SXSW 2011: Danielle Brigida Talks Fortresses, Free Agents and Social Media with Frank Barry.

How Some Big Brands Manage Social Media


I watched an Altimeter webinar the other day that I thought was worth sharing from a “the state of corporate social media” perspective. This also includes some discussion of social media management systems. Implementation Presentations Social CRM and ROI

The Future of Social: Gen Z

NonProfit Hub

She is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media , one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. Gen Z Uses Digital Tools for Social Good, Not Social Currency. Gen Z have (social) entrepreneurial spirit in their DNA.

[Cool Social Tools] The Power of Breezio


From publishing new content, curating existing, starting discussions, video conferences, and chats to following members of your organization and tracking content for learning and teaching purposes, Breezio is the optimal community engagement platform. Cool Social Tools Featured

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Innovation in Healthcare Social Media


ICF is doing a lot of great work around innovation in healthcare IT, as well as exploring how social media can help push the healthcare industry forward. ” Social Media – The Competitive Edge in Healthcare [WHITE PAPER].

The Social Business Hierarchy of Needs


Watch this 20 minute video of Jeremiah Owyang discussing the state of social business in a short presentation at LeWeb, based on the latest Altimeter report. His main points: - this is a very nascent space; if you’re working on social right now you’re EARLY.

11 Qualities of an Effective Social Media Manager

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from the newly released Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits and was published in the September 2011 edition of Fundraising Success Magazine (@ frsuccess ). 11 Qualities of an Effective Social Media Manager. It’s social.

New Guide: How To Engage Your Supporters with Social Listening

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: In the decade or so that I’ve been doing social media, I’ve always been an advocate of the “Listen, Learn, Adapt” approach to doing social and a decade later, it is still very important for success. Social Listening In Action.

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Tips to Humanize Your Social Media


There has been a lot of great discussion over the past year about organizations striving to be more human. Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Organizing Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

It’s official – marketing will destroy everything good about social media.


Jay Baer posted a provocative post titled Why It Might Be Time to Completely Change Your Social Media Strategy. “The shotgun approach is a new way of conducting your social media affairs, based on the mathematical realities of an era where reliable reach has gone unicorn.

Why Doesn’t Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document?


Pretend I’ve just waxed bombastically about the ubiquity of social media and the importance of getting everybody in the company on board. People in your organization are going to be connected to social somehow. A Social Media ‘Voice’ document. Well, why not?

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What’s coming down the pike in social marketing?


I was invited to help design and participate on a panel on “trends in social marketing” last week for the first ever Real Magnet User Group Conference. No matter what the status of your organization’s social program, you need to know what’s coming over the horizon.

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Is the Future of Social Media Much Different for Non-profits?


Jeremiah Owyang, an industry analyst with digital strategy consulting firm Altimeter Group , interviewed 140 enterprise-class social strategists for a report on the “ Career Path of the Corporate Social Strategist ”. What are the major focuses of your social media strategy in 2011?

3 Lessons Of Tech And Social Entrepreneurship


Social entrepreneurship is a new phenomena developing out of many for profits as well as nonprofits. Essential business merges with social good to execute a mission that will make the world a better place. Image courtesy of St. Anthony’s San Francisco.

Future of Social: Gen Z

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m thrilled to be spending a few days in London where I am keynoting The Future of Social conference hosted by Social Misfits Media. Gen Z Uses Digital Tools for Social Good, Not Social Currency. Isadora Faber, 14-year-old Brazilian student who launched an online Classroom Diary on Facebook to discuss problems in her school, such as broken desks and bathrooms without toilet seats. Gen Z have (social) entrepreneurial spirit in their DNA.

9 Must-Know Best Practices for Distributing Your Nonprofit’s Content on Social Networks

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s estimated that by late 2014 or early 2015 the majority of adults will get their information from social networks rather than search engines and that social networks will become the primary source of referral traffic to your website and blog.

33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits was released in August 2011 and despite the rapid change occurring on the Social and Mobile Web, 90% of the content still rings true. The Social Web, and Web 3.0: Social Media for Social Good

Fear and Social Media


During CommPartners’ Social Learning session at #ASAE11, attention turned quickly to social media. The Twitter stream came alive – “will the association world ever get past this discussion?” If it could, we wouldn’t still be having this discussion. Risk and Social Media

Association Social Media: ASAE


——————— Let’s welcome Lauren Precker, Social Media Manager for ASAE to the SocialFish stage! 2) Describe your social/digital “ecosystem” – what social media sites do you (or the org as a whole) manage?

Reporting Social To Stakeholders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Reporting Social To Stakeholders: Guest Post by Meg Biallis. This week I moderated a panel of nonprofit professionals as part of Social Media Week DC. Help leadership understand the impact of social media by turning them into users. How does the leadership views social media?

The Perils of Fake News, Coordinated Misinformation, and Social Media Addiction

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There have been many news articles recently about social media for evil: How Facebook, Twitter, Google, and even Instagram have been abused for coordinated misinformation paid social media or advertising to influence our political system.

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22 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On the day that I submitted the final manuscript of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits to McGraw-Hill, Facebook launched Timeline for Pages. here are 22 of must-read updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits : 1.

How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts


Social media has become the primary hub for marketing among brands of every size. Whole companies grow from bootstrap startups to multi-million dollars companies using an almost entire social media strategy. And you can use social media to boost your efforts.

How Multi-Chapter Nonprofits Can Create a Consistent Brand on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

All medium and large nonprofits with multiple chapters eventually experience a unique, but common problem in their mobile and social media campaigns. The head office should create an email list of those who are responsible for mobile and social media campaigns at chapter offices.

Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: All this should be communicated succinctly in a document that is based on discussion, roadshows, and training for staff on using social media effectively.