Fri.May 04, 2012

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note From Beth: Just before I left for Rwanda, I caught some interesting discussion threads about organizational adoption of networked ways of working on Twitter coming from the #COFLA hashtag as a result of the Council on Foundations gathering in Florida.

The Impact of the Social Customer: Changing Your Organization from the Inside Out


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“Be the Change You Wish to See in the World”

Connection Cafe

Author: Vinay Bhagat. Today, Friday May 4, 2012, is my last day at Convio. I struggled as to what I should write, in this, my last public address. In the end I decided to reflect on my favorite quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “be the change you wish to see in the world,” as I feel it encapsulates the Convio story very well.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live on May 16: Gaming

Tech Soup Blog

Here at TechSoup, we believe game-based technologies can serve as powerful tools for advancing social action, civic engagement, and health for youth. Come watch TechSoup get its game on in this month's interactive Nonprofits Live: Gaming webinar on Wednesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. Pacific time featuring experts and stories from organizations that have found new and innovative ways to catalyze social impact through digital games.

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Why I still auto-DM new followers on Twitter

John Haydon

For the past three years I have been using an auto-DM on Twitter despite the popular opinion that they are evil, and that if you use one, you are a self-centered marketing moron. So why do I still use one?

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Research Friday: Generosity Expanded: The Impact!

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Pat Lewis , Senior Professional. in Residence. ASU Lodestar Center. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a. continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to. highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can.

Thousands ‘like’ idea ? Anderson Independent Mail

AFP Blog

Thousands ‘like’ idea  Anderson Independent Mail : hat compulsion to communicate, check in and comment was good news for organ donation registries around the country, as many reported new donors signing up in record numbers via the new Facebook feature we told you about earlier this week.

2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report

NCE Social Media

Here’s a video of Jeff Patrick , president of Common Knowledge , being interviewed by Melanie Mathos at the 2012 NTC conference explaining the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Jeff goes over topics in the report such as ROI, value of a new fan/follower, commercial social networks, and resources for strategies. If you don’t have a copy of the report, you can get it here. It’s free. Research Tools Video benchmark ntc report roi YouTube

Fundraising Analytics for Campaign Planning


When all of our supporter data was on 3x5 cards or in a couple of spreadsheets, a lot of the fundraising work we did involved educated guesswork, by necessity. With the data available to us now, we can segment, slice, dice, even predict future donor behavior, all without a statistics degree.