Wed.Apr 18, 2012

Dissociation: Associations and the Reality of Irrelevance

SocialFish

I was talking with the Empress of Socialfish herself, Maddie Grant, trying to plan out my Social, In Theory topic. Maddie had asked me if I had any thoughts on “associations”; I am, after all, about to be a freshly minted “real person” – leaving grad school in May.

Find the Charlie’s, Justine’s, and Edna’s in your network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was honored to moderate a panel at Innogive Conference on the intersection of social and mobile strategy.

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Building Community Bridges: A "So What" Behind Social Participation

Museum 2.0

Last Friday, I witnessed something beautiful at my museum. A group in their late teens/early 20s were wandering through the museumwide exhibition on love. They were in a playful mood, talking about the objects, playing the games, responding on the comment boards.

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Introducing Groundwire and Groundwire Consulting, Inc.

GroundWire

These are exciting times. Going green is no longer just for a small fringe group. Moms and dads everywhere care about what they are putting on, in and around their families. People are becoming interested in energy-saving (and money-saving) households. Friends who you never would have expected are coming into stores with cloth bags and taking mass transit.

Reliability of Resources: The 2012 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits

Idealware

The other day, I drove circles around a cement plant outside San Antonio, Texas, looking for a Google-recommended barbecue joint that just did not exist. That got me thinking about where I get my information, and how much I trust it--or how much I should trust it.

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How to Create Content That is Only Viewable by Fans of Your Facebook Page (Video)

John Haydon

Last week you may have read about a Facebook Page that increased their Facebook Page fanbase over 1,000% in 13 days using fan-gating. This video shows you how to use the Static HTML iframe tabs app (the most popular app for creating custom Facebook Page tabs) to create a fan-gate.

How to get ahead in. digital fundraising | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

AFP Blog

How to get ahead in. digital fundraising | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional : Donations from digital giving hit a record high at the international health charity Merlin last year. Income via social media sites like Facebook, smart phones and the internet brought in around 175,000 – almost treble its income from digital donations in a single year.

Lame spam of the day: pizza order

Robert Weiner

This one was entertaining. Apparently I ordered $93 worth of pizza from "Pizza by ARMO" (which looks like a variant of Pizza by GEROLAMO). I must have been hungry. Fortunately, the message has the helpful line, "If you haven't made the order and it's a fraud case, please follow the link and cancel the order." According to this post that link would download malware. Here's the whole thing: Sender: JustineSherrick@hotmail.com (no attempt to make it look like a business email).

Erika D. Smith: Created in Indiana, app for nonprofits is an encouraging sign | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

AFP Blog

Erika D. Smith: Created in Indiana, app for nonprofits is an encouraging sign | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com : hillon found himself chatting with city officials looking for a way to do something with the stagnant EngageIndy program to boost volunteerism in the community. Cause.it was it. The Cause.it crew got some investment funding to build the app from Bloomington-based SproutBox. The app debuted at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Earlier this month, it hit the App Store

Activist Media from the Frontlines: Mobile, Strategic, and Much More Than Just at "The Right Place at the Right Time"

NTEN

Katrin Verclas. Co-Founder & Editor. MobileActive.org. Activists on the ground and online do not 'just happen' to capture and record media because they are in the "right place at the right time" but instead systematically gather, and strategically disseminate media. In Syria, activists and citizen journalists fill a media void and strategically inform the global conversation on the uprising by capturing and sharing their own footage.

Youthful new director of Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council has big background - Roanoke.com

AFP Blog

Youthful new director of Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council has big background - Roanoke.com : Derick Maggard, the newly announced director of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, has had experience as a missionary, entrepreneur, student, athlete and leader. Maggard, of Blacksburg, is the fourth executive director of the nonprofit association, which is designed to support the growth of technology-based industry in the Roanoke and New River valleys

massnonprofit.org ::

AFP Blog

massnonprofit.org :: : Many nonprofits might ask why they should add a blog to their website. After all, isn’t having a website enough of a web presence? But there’s a big difference between having a blog and having a website. Website pages provide information, but they don’t allow for an exchange to take place – they broadcast rather than engage.