Mon.May 14, 2012

How To Humanize Your Business

SocialFish

and Jamie and me! How To Humanize Your Business. Ever get jealous that the open, unstructured social media efforts of the community completely trounce your well-planned and even well-funded social media programs?

11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Every second of every day nonprofits around the world are posting status updates, tweets, and messages on social networks attached to avatars with cropped art work and/or unreadable text.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’m just finishing up an intensive training here in Rwanda.

11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Every second of every day nonprofits around the world are posting status updates, tweets, and messages on social networks attached to avatars with cropped art work and/or unreadable text.

Google Drive: Does It Matter?

NTEN

TJ Rainsford. Chief Technology Officer. 501cTECH. Google Drive is still brand new and not without limitations, but its capabilities are pretty hard to ignore. On April 24, Google announced the much anticipated Google Drive service , a cloud-based "disk drive" where individuals and organizations can store there documents, spreadsheets and a host of other electronic files. That may sound like a big deal but organizations and individuals with Google accounts could do that already using Google Docs.

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Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook

Wild Apricot Blog

If you need to develop a social media policy, here's an overview of a great workbook and social media policy template from Idealware. social media

Have You Hired Your Interns Yet?

VisionLink

I would like to challenge our customers and our suppliers to make this the summer to get serious about hiring interns. Three benefits come to mind: First, you can increase your productivity at low cost.

Blackbaud, Constant Contact, and TechSoup Team Up to Help You Raise More Money in 2012!

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever wondered if you were saying the right things to your. supporters at the right times? Are you targeting your constituents and donors by. demographics, giving level and seasons, or simply treating them like they are. all the same? If you answered yes to any of the above or are simply interested in. learning from folks with over 20 years of experience in the email communication. and nonprofit industry then look no further.

Seattle Initiative 103: Limiting Corporate Rights and Elevating Peoples' Rights

Network-Centric Advocacy

Initiative 103 will change the law in Seattle to: Ban corporate spending on elections, reversing Citizens United. Ban corporate lobbying except in public forums. Strip Corporate Personhood and judge-made corporate "Constitutional" rights. Establish a Community Bill of Rights for Seattle which includes Rights for Workers, Rights for Neighborhoods and Rights for Nature to protect our environment. Learn more. via envisionseattle.org. Is this the next evolution of the occupy movement?

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National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT Helps Smokers Countdown to Quitting

Mobile Commons

We’ve been seeing a lot recently how tremendously successful text messages are as a tool for helping smokers quit. Text message campaigns are used in cities like New York and Louisville, and research shows how effective it is – sometimes even doubling quit rates. Now there’s a nationwide smoking cessation service that’s designed for teens and young adults in the United States.

Effective Internet Searching | BLACKBAUD'S Prospect Research Blog for Non-Profit Fund Raising

AFP Blog

Effective Internet Searching | BLACKBAUD'S Prospect Research Blog for Non-Profit Fund Raising : Late last year, I presented a session for my local AFP chapter entitled Prospect Research for the Non-Researcher. My intent was to focus on the basics: What is Prospect Research? What types of information can a researcher typically find/not find out about a prospect? How can a frontline fundraiser quickly, and for free, begin to do their own online research?

The Agitator Recap on Mobile 2012

Network-Centric Advocacy

Check out the recap and overview of the Neilsen and Pew findings on Mobile over at the Agitator. To apply mobile strategy to social change, I also recommend following the ongoing great work of the team at www.mobileactive.org. . Some 70% of all cell phone owners and 86% of smartphone owners have used their phones in the previous 30 days to perform at least one of the following activities: Coordinate a meeting or get-together — 41% of cell phone owners have done this in the past 30 days.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Texts Healthy Eating Tips

Mobile Commons

Being a parent doesn’t come with instructions for how to get your kid to eat healthy. But now your cell phone does! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Time at the Table campaign are bringing their healthy eating platform right into every family’s dining room via text message. By enrolling in the text service, parents can get great tips like this one delivered to their mobile device: TATT Tip: Enlist your children.

Louisville Uses Texts to Help Smokers Quit

Mobile Commons

Health departments all across the country are trying to help people quit smoking. And the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness is doing it by offering help wherever and whenever smokers need it – via text message. The best thing about the text messages? They’re individually timed. Smokers text in their target quit dates and receive encouragement, hints and reminders on a schedule that’s designed to provide the right words at the right time.