Sat.Jul 16, 2011 - Fri.Jul 22, 2011

Social Media’s Impact on Cause Marketing with Chris Noble


Back in March of this year at SXSW I got the chance to spend a few minutes with Chris Noble the “Voltaire&# [ according to him ] of cause marketing. If you don’t know Chris make sure to say Hi to him on Twitter.

11 Nonprofit Websites Designed for the Social Web

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The average Internet user today is barraged with a constant stream of messages in the form of tweets, status updates, shouts, bulletins, e-mail, and “Breaking News!&# Social media is not only changing how we communicate online, but it’s also changing how our brains process information.

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No! More! Exclamation Points!

Museum 2.0

As a freshly-minted museum director, I knew I'd develop at least one micro-managing quirk, something that would drive me totally nuts (and drive me to drive my staff nuts in response). I've found that thing. It's exclamation points.

Groupon? Don’t Buy It


I’m a little concerned about a recent article in Associations Now extolling the virtues of Groupon for associations. Now, I’m no Groupon expert by any means, but I read a lot, and most of what I read about Groupon is BAD.

Kickstart Your Supporters with 5 NEW Fundraising Contest Ideas


Guest post by Amy Braiterman from [link]. — . It’s a great time to start fundraising contests if you’re managing or helping run a fall fundraising event. In fact, I bet you’re already planning a few.

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Seven Key Skills of High Impact Nonprofit Leaders

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Karen Ramsey, ACC, SPHR , ASU Lodestar Center. NMI Instructor /. President and CEO, Lead for Good. Becoming a great nonprofit leader. what does it look like and how does one achieve it? The topic of leadership has been deliberated at great length.

Engagement Superpowers In Action


How do you build relationships, make people prioritize your cause, and better engage them in your work? One excellent way is to use your unique expertise, access, skills -- whatever you’re super at -- to provide a product, service or experience that really matters to your target audience. In other words, develop an engagement superpower. Some superpowers in action in our community: I want to work for more green space in my neighborhood.

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Need a mobile strategy? Start with your email.


For most organizations, the heart and soul of communications is the email list. Email is the 800 pound gorilla, the elephant in the room, the big kahuna. Email goes direct to the inbox, our online strategy metrics are led by terms like open rate and clickthroughs, and online fundraising campaigns depend on email marketing. Moreover, email is growing and generally has a strong return on investment. Today, “mobile&# is receiving lots of attention. And for good reason.

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Make Your Mark on the World


Love art? Love New York? Want to help support students around the world? Check out Make Your Mark on the World – Givology and M. Night Shyamalan Foundation Partnership Launch and Art Event for Education.

Six Ways To Integrate Your Nonprofit Email List With Social Media

John Haydon

Growing an email list and a Facebook fanbase for your nonprofit can sometimes feel overwhelming. Sometimes you wish you had only one channel to grow and manage. To help make things easier, following are six ways you can integrate your nonprofit email list with social media.

Lisa Simpson for Nonprofits: A Summary


If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out Lisa Simpson for Nonprofits: What Science Can Teach You About Fundraising, Marketing and Making Social Change , download your free copy of the eBook here. This is the follow-up to the eBook Homer Simpson for Nonprofits. Authors are Alia McKee Scott and Mark Rovner from Sea Change Strategies and Katya Andresen from Network for Good. Go here for a recording of a recent Lisa Simpson webinar featuring the authors.

Further adventures in the world that Google is creating: Google Voice

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Thanks to the inspiration of my nptech colleague Joel Remigio , I am now experimenting with a Google Voice phone number! Historically, I have disliked using phones, mostly because: 1) My hearing is not the greatest.

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Google+ is here. What now?


As you can imagine, we’re exploring Google+ and reading a lot of analysis about what its effects will be, for individuals and eventually for businesses. Here’s my G+ profile if you’d like to follow along as I explore.

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Creating content that feels direct and personal

John Haydon

Regardless of how many people visit your website, there’s one person you need to be paying attention to: The person reading your blog post or Facebook update right now. One to many vs. one to one.

7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers


Personal fundraisers are your individual supporters that fundraise for your non-profit or cause. They love your non-profit, but struggle to get the most donations possible. We’ve seen lots of people spin their wheels to figure out how they can get their friends and family to support your non-profit. Help them today. The 7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers is a free ebook that helps them become the best possible fundraiser for your non-profit.

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Getting Beyond the Slacktivism Debate


[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the June 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the complete issue of NTEN's new quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders by subscribing to the journal for free! ]


How to socialize your annual convention — SocialFish

AFP Blog

How to socialize your annual convention — SocialFish

Great reads from around the web on July 18th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of July 18th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying. To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks).

2011 Q2 Review: SocialFish Clients and Work


It’s time for our quarterly recap of what we’ve been working on. Here’s a review of what we’ve been up to in the second quarter of 2011. Progress!

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Cloudy With a Chance of.

Connection Cafe

Author: Noah Cooper. If you, like me, have ever struggled to come up with an articulate explanation of what this whole "cloud computing" this is, look no further, because Salesforce has you covered.

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Training for Nonprofits in New York, NY

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011. Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm. Cost: $149 per person. Location: Headquarters, 632 Broadway, New York, NY ( Google Map ). How to Register: Sign up! View: Training Agenda (PDF). View: Trainings in Other Cities.

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One way Google Circles can be amazing

John Haydon

The great thing Google has done well is give Google Plus users control over who sees what they share (the main selling point of Circles). But what about having more control over what we want to see?

How to socialize your annual convention


Watch this sweet presentation by Todd Carpenter, social media manager at the National Association of Realtors, about how the NAR socialized their annual convention. Accompanying slides are below.

32 Free Non-profit Webinars for August 2011

Wild Apricot Blog

This month's round-up of free non-profit webinars includes 32 webinars on topics such as: fundraising, volunteer engagement, multi-generational board development, grant-seeking, e-strategy development, LinkedIn and much more.( read more ). events training webinar Wild Apricot

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Event Recap: Become a Data-Driven Organization

Tech Soup Blog

Yesterday in Oakland, California I had the privilege of speaking at a conference. entitled "Become a Data-Driven Organization," hosted and supported by the United Way of the Bay Area and the Corporation for National and. Community Service.

Recap: Engage Donors and Boost Fundraising with Strategic Messaging


The art Step 3: Humanize Your Story of strategic messaging is one the entire nonprofit sector wrestles with on a daily basis, regardless of the size of the organization. As discussed in our webinar, " Engage Donors and Boost Fundraising with Strategic Messaging ", today’s nonprofits must hone their strategic messaging strategy in order to cultivate the type of bond with a donor that converts to action.

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Mark Your Calendars – YAP at #ASAE11


Going to #ASAE11 in St Louis? Join the YAP NATION for a night that will surely live in infamy teh awsum – YAP presents: network-FEST.

4 Ways to Leverage Word-of-Mouth Marketing Using Social Media

Wild Apricot Blog

Word-of-mouth is a powerful tool, but how do you get your members and supporters to promote you online? Here are four ways that your followers and fans can promote your organization using social media.( read more ). association networking Facebook LinkedIn member engagement Social networking

Virtual Teams Tweetchat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Technology has not only changed the way we work, it has changed where we work. Online tools now exist that make it possible for work teams to contribute from outside a traditional office setting. As remote work becomes more commonplace , employers and organizations rightly have a number of concerns.

Who Will Win the Fight Between Google "+1" vs. Facebook "Like"? You.


By Cary Lenore Walski, Technology Education and Outreach Coordinator, MAP TechWorks. The enmity between Google and Facebook is no secret, and the cold war waged by the two internet behemoths has only escalated in light of the June launch of Google +M.

Association/Nonprofit Social Media Jobs


Here are two of the latest association social media job postings I’ve heard of recently. Know of any others? Please post links in the comments! Online Collaboration Manager - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) (Washington, DC): “The purpose of this position is to be responsible for facilitating online collaboration for ASHA volunteer leaders and Special Interest Group (SIG) affiliates.

Key factors in improving multi-channel marketing for non-profits | TechJournal South

AFP Blog

Key factors in improving multi-channel marketing for non-profits | TechJournal South : "Key factors in improving multi-channel marketing for non-profits July 21st, 2011 ConvioIntegrated multi-channel marketing makes the most sense for non-profit organizations, but size does not equal integrated marketing sophistication among organizations, according to the Integrated Multi-Channel Marketing study from Convio Inc. Nasdaq:CNVO).

Free Webinar July 27: Creating Online Surveys with FluidSurveys

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's donor partner FluidSurveys is offering a free hour-long demo on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. Eastern time. As you might have guessed from its name, FluidSurveys is an online survey creation tool.

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Why We Love the “Like” Button!


By Megan Yarbrough, Social Media Specialist, M+R. By now you’ve probably played around a bit with Facebook’s ‘Like’ button. You’ve suggested that Facebook friends ‘Like’ your Facebook page. You’ve tried to keep track of which posts supporters ‘Like’ most. You catch yourself smiling when you see that little blue thumbs-up. Great.