Mon.May 02, 2011

Benchmarking: Networked Nonprofits Measure Their Social Media Results In A Context

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Arts and Social Media. View more presentations from Devon Smith.

Just *Who* is Still Using IE6 Anyhow?


As I put the final touches on a "simple" one page website, I was met yet again with the all too familiar last step. Checking out how it looks in IE6. Yes, really. Still. And you probably already know the answer. Not good.

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Four Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Their Impact with Data


By Holly Ross, Executive Director, NTEN Funders and donors alike have been chanting the same mantra recently: prove it. The increasing pressure on your nonprofit not just to do good work, but to prove your impact – coupled with the increasing use of databases and online services – has led to exponential growth in data within the nonprofit sector. While we are capturing more stats and indicators than ever before, most of us are still a little befuddled as to what to do with all these numbers.

Nonprofit Management 101 Giveaway

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals was released this week. I've only just started to flip through my copy, but I'm amazed by the depth and breadth of experience and insight.

Nonprofit Social Media Benchmarks: How Does Your Org Compare?


It turns out that nonprofits of all sizes are able to scale their fundraising efforts on social networks. The 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report found that 30% of Master Fundraisers – those that brought in more than $100,000 – were small organizations and a further 8% were medium-sized.

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Have Fun Do Good Book - Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart

Have Fun - Do Good

Each year I post a list of favorite Have Fun Do Good books. I have a feeling Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart will be included this year. Moonrise is a collection of 37 pieces by women leaders (and a handful of men) edited by Bioneers cofounder, Nina Simons , with Anneke Campbell.

ROI of driving website visitors to “Like” vs retweet web content

Beaconfire Wire

In the absence of empirical data, websites typically provide equal prioritization to driving visitors to either retweet or like content. If you only have space for one option (such as in content listings), which one should you use? According to research compiled by Allyson Kapin at Frogloop, Facebook likes provide greater web traffic than retweets : According to Mashable, Twitter received about 0.38 clicks per tweet, while Facebook received 3.31 clicks per engagement.

Daily DoGooder: The Bay vs The Bag

See What's Out There

Daily DoGooder delivers one – just one – excellent cause video to your inbox each day. Changing the world, one video at a time.The Bay vs The Bag | 2:09 Save The This is an older clip but a great one. It really was at the vanguard of raising awareness about the long term impact of

Southeast Tornados: Staying Focused


We extend our thoughts and prayers to the many injured and to those who lost friends and families in the tornados this past week across the Southeast. It is important to focus on these communities now, particularly as the news cycle moves to other news.

The Supporter Journey – Is Your Nonprofit Leading the Way?

Tech Soup Blog

Working at nonprofits, we all want to be better fundraisers, web innovators, and social media gurus in order to meet our mission. As technology evolves, so to does the journey for our supporters. From phone calls to emails to Facebook updates, the technology we use to engage supporters has changed with the times. As mobile and social media innovations become more accessible, many nonprofits are struggling to find ways to implement these new channels.

Twitter Knew First | Jessica Journey

AFP Blog

Twitter Knew First | Jessica Journey : "For those individuals who are still unsure about the power of social media, I give you Exhibit A – the news of Osama’s death

The Social Media Decision Maker's Toolkit


Event Price: 200.00. EventDate: May 31, 2011 - 2:00pm - June 28, 2011 - 3:30pm. Type: Live Training. This intense 5-part training course in social media will take you deep into the decision-making matrix and help you walk away with a social media strategy -- including the tools best suited to do the job. Offered in partnership with NTEN. Event Link: [link]. Presenter: Andrea Berry. Social Media

Choosing Between a Notebook and a Tablet

Tech Soup Blog

Tablet computers - lightweight connected devices that use an on-screen keyboard for data input whose form factor is mainly comprised of a screen - are certainly mainstream in the consumer devices category.

Non-profit Report & Resource Round-up

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is a brief review of five recently published research reports, white papers, e-books and guides that might be of interest to non-profit and membership organizations.( read more ). nonprofit non-profit nptech research social media