Sat.Feb 25, 2012 - Fri.Mar 02, 2012

Using Pinterest to Drive Social Commerce


Just as Chad Norman’s and my book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits , went to print, a new social network started gaining momentum – Pinterest ! Have you heard of it? If you haven’t, you’ve been living under a rock!

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See, Say, Feel, Do: Metrics for Social Media

Amy Sample Ward

I am a big fan of actionable metrics.

Trending Sources

Facebook Brand Pages: How To Be Ready

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Mari Smith.

Why Communities of Practice are the Key to the Future


One of my favorite sources of inspiration, Harold Jarche, has a really interesting post I wanted to point you to about how to organize for diversity and complexity , one of the themes we explore in great detail in Humanize.

Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!


Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Register Now !

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The #1 Reason You Need a Recurring Giving Program and 3 Expert Examples


The #1 Reason to Start a Recurring Giving Program. What’s the #1 Reason you need a recurring giving program, you ask? Let’s take a look. The lifetime value of an online acquired donor is roughly $128 dollars to your organization.

11 Donate Now Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. These best practices serve as a foundation for your online fundraising campaigns, but much of your nonprofit’s success also depends upon the service you choose to process your online donations and the design and frequency of your e-newsletter.

Tips and Cheat Sheets To Help Your Nonprofit Plan and Implement FB Brand Page Changes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Facebook made it official today on the Today Show no less. The long anticipated changes to Facebook brand pages – switching to the timeline format – is now available to all brand pages.

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How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education


Rich Finstein interviews Kathi Edwards , a consultant on our CommPartners team, about her take on social learning and online education – and how important these are for getting the engagement everyone is looking for. What trends are you seeing in live online education?

Online Community Organizing: Start small, think big!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared’s February series exploring “Online Community Organizing” includes three different interviews; I’m really excited to participate!

Supporting Artists With Disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For the past ten years, Benetech’s Bookshare library has provided accessible books for people with print disabilities. Bookshare helps people who cannot read standard text participate in the world of ideas.

How To Put Social Fundraising On Steroids: Community Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How To Marry Social Media with Fundraising. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Social fundraising is when your nonprofit integrates tried and true fundraising techniques with social media to inspire your supporters to raise money from their networks on your behalf.

6 Steps for Getting Started with Social CRM for Membership Orgs


Here’s my slide deck from the presentation I gave this week at the Avectra Users and Developers Conference. You’ve seen these use cases before, but here’s a handy reminder with more details about them. My most important points from the session: 1.

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Pinterest or Delicious: Social Bookmarking Coming back as Digital Curation

Amy Sample Ward

Lately, we’ve watched as images – from photos to infographics – have taken over the web. As photos take over Facebook newsfeeds and Pinterest explodes, I see so many people trying to accomodate an image-centric process into their digital curation.

How to Convert Your Facebook Page Over to the New Timeline Layout (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

John Haydon

As you may know by now, Facebook Pages will automatically migrate over to a completely new format on March 30th. You do not want to wait until 9:00PM on the 29th to start figuring this out!

Where Do People Turn to for Election and Political News?


Folks, as you may know, I've been doing a lot of work with good orgs who are doing factchecking work and voter protection. With the big election coming up in November, news outlets are increasingly covering campaign stops and primary results.

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Social Business Trends and Next-Gen Ecosystems


We’re at AUDC for most of this week; so in the meantime, here’s a heady slide deck by Dion Hinchcliffe of the Dachis Group, giving his closing keynote at the Enterprise 2.0 Summit (apparently not the same as the Enterprise 2.o conference which hasn’t happened yet).

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New on SSIR: Can Giving Days Strengthen Your Community?

Amy Sample Ward

My latest post on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog is now up. You can read it and join the conversation on the SSIR blog , or read the copy below.

Bridging Social Technologies and Sustainable Development: Social Squared

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: E arlier this month, the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, hosted the USRIO 2.0 Preparation Conference where policy-makers, practitioners, and innovators discussed how to use connection technologies to advance sustainable development in advance of the June USRIO2.o

Blog Tips to Boost Your Web Traffic


Did you know that there are over 156 million public blogs, according to Wikipedia. That's a lot of competition for all you nonprofit campaigners and bloggers. How do you make your blog stand out?

Why We Wrote an Exhibition Philosophy

Museum 2.0

Last month, MAH curator Susan Hillhouse and I sat down and wrote an exhibition philosophy for our museum. We wanted to share with people, in as clear and transparent a format as possible, our approach to developing exhibitions.

Hosting Harkin at the Hub

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Gather a group of social entrepreneurs to brainstorm ideas to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and you will harvest an array of innovative solutions.

Seven Ways to Get More Website Traffic From Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

One benefit of having a Facebook Page is that once you build up a healthy community, you can start directing them to your website to join an email list, sign a petition, donate or take come other action. But have you optimized your Facebook Page for this purpose?

Using Accents in SMS Text Messages

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons works with some of the most inspiring Hispanic organizations in the country, including Reform Immigration 4 America , , the National Alliance for Hispanic Health , the National Hispanic Media Coalition , and many others. But if you join the Spanish-language version of any of their mobile lists, you’ll notice something surprising. None of the characters have the appropriate accent marks.

Free Non-profit Webinars for March 2012

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's our monthly round-up of free non-profit webinars for March, 2012. Check out the 27+ webinars we found this month. webinar Wild Apricot

Latest Issue of NTEN:Change is Live: Myth-Busting, Everyday Innovation, Case-Studies, Confessions, and More


Has it been a year already since we launched NTEN's quarterly digital journal for nonprofit leaders? Indeed it has, and the latest issue could be our best ever. I'm pleased to announce Issue Five of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders !

Lessons Learned From Social Fundraising Contests


A new report is out today that explores the impact of Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington , which was held for the first time in November. There are some great takeaways for nonprofits thinking abut social fundraising and communities considering organizing giving day events of their own. How Giving Contests Can Strengthen Nonprofits and Communities , authored by Geoff Livingston, was commissioned by the Case Foundation and presented in conjunction with Razoo.

All Facebook Pages Will Be Upgraded to Timeline Layout on March 30th

John Haydon

Facebook has announced that all Pages will be upgraded to the new Timeline layout on March 30th. And everything you know about using and administrating your Facebook Page will change. Highlights and Features of the new Page Layout.

Meet Nikhil Kumar

Connection Cafe

Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. Nikhil Kumar. This month's interview with a Convio employee is with Nikhil Kumar, our Vice President of Service Delivery. In a nutshell, his team is the group that builds things for clients using Convio solutions.

Mobile Fundraising Options for Nonprofits


Luke Lightfoot. Marketing and Client Services. UR Mobile. What are the pros and cons for the various mobile options available to nonprofits? The mobile demands being placed on organizations by consumers are not limited to the for-profit sector; they are also being placed on nonprofit organizations. Realizing this, nonprofits are focusing on mobile, especially mobile fundraising and donation strategies. Below are pros and cons for the mobile options available to nonprofits.

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A Guide to the 2012 NTC for Nptech Experts & Drupal Dorks


Johanna Bates is an independent consultant specializing in technology strategy and Drupal website development for nonprofit organizations, and a friend of Idealware. She works with other experts in the field to help nonprofits build websites, use technology thoughtfully and communicate clearly. This blog post marks the unofficial launch of our NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference coverage. Are you attending or contributing to 2012 NTC? We want to hear from you.

Everything You Need to Know About Posting as a Brand and Posting as a Person on Facebook

John Haydon

Facebook allows you to do certain things when logged in as a Person (Profile) and as a Brand (Page). Here’s a cheat sheet: What You Can Do As A Person. When you first log into Facebook your automatically logged in as your Profile (you, a person).

Will the Internet make us brilliant or shallow? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

AFP Blog

Will the Internet make us brilliant or shallow? | MNN - Mother Nature Network : Dire predictions According to the Elon University Imagining the Internet Center and the Pew Internet Project, which conducted the survey, the technology expert split is closer to 50-50 on whether the rise of the Internet is a boon or a bane. Many people who responded that Internet-savvy Generation Y is at a mental advantage tempered that opinion with warnings about the dark side of connectedness.

A Closer Look at Giving Contests: Free White Paper Examines "Give to the Max DC"


You know about integrated fundraising campaigns. In a new white paper, " How Giving Contests Can Strengthen Nonprofits and Communities ", long-time NTEN Member Geoff Livingston takes a look at the next level: coordinated integration.