Sat.Mar 03, 2012 - Fri.Mar 09, 2012

How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day


Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. It’s a day-to-day fact of life. And because fundraising continues to shift from offline to online nonprofits are faced with a growing need to find new and innovative ways to do fundraising through online sources.

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Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday was the 2012 New York Cares Leadership Conference , and I had the distinct pleasure of presenting a session to volunteer leaders and inspiring community members.

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101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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11 Inspiring Nonprofit Facebook Timelines

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media


This is a guest post by Kami Watson Huyse, CEO of Zoetica Media and editor of the Communications Overtones blog.

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MUST READ info on the recent Facebook changes


Lots of good stuff out there analyzing the continuing Facebook changes. Here are two MUST READ posts which will help you make sense of it all. Unraveling the Mystery of Edgerank on Facebook by Kami Huyse at Communication Overtones.

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How Do You Document Your Creative Process?

Museum 2.0

Recently, my colleagues have gone wild for Pinterest. Pinterest is an online sharing tool that allows you to construct virtual bulletin boards to collect and display images from across the web.

Message It: How to Make the Most of Your New Facebook Page

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’ve been working with John Haydon over the past week to get my Facebook Page ready to go (and it’s gonna rock can’t wait to show it off!). As part of the process, I’ve been looking at what other nonprofits have done to get ideas.

Report: State of the Nonprofit Cloud


NTEN just released a new report for the nonprofit technology sector, " The State of the Nonprofit Cloud ," which found that out of 780 nonprofits surveyed, 91% use some of kind of cloud-based software solution.

Keep Calm… and Carry On


Just for Friday fun. This video is quite moving and interesting. And the message, well, it’s a nice reminder for all of us. Have a good weekend. Potluck

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Report Release: The First "State of the Nonprofit Cloud" Report


In the second half of 2011, when we set out to look at the “State of the Nonprofit Cloud”, we weren’t sure what to expect—and what we found after surveying US nonprofits and conducting follow-up interviews was that it’s somewhat. foggy.

KONY, Networked Nonprofits, and Transparency

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Red Cross Launches Crisis Data Response and Listening Center


Yesterday in Washington, DC, Dell and the American Red Cross announced the launch of the Digital Operations Center , a social media emergency management response center.

Full Case Study Report from GiveToTheMax Day


Remember Give to the Max Day, November 9, 2011? This huge one-day fundraising effort raised $2,034,389 from 17,838 individual donors. Holy cow!

How to Build Your Community While Having Fun


Evan Bailyn. Author. Outsmarting Google. There is nothing more attractive than authenticity. If you allow your organization to be the sum of the passionate people it comprises, your number of supporters will skyrocket. To succeed in the nonprofit world, you need support. Many of us spend our time laboring for this support, between fundraising, organization-building, and developing new content.

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

March 8, International Women’s Day , marks an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of women worldwide.

How Beth Kanter Redesigned Her Facebook Page Timeline

John Haydon

This past week, Beth Kanter and I have been busy converting her Facebook Page over to the new timeline format. Two things I love about Beth: She’s not afraid to experiment (that’s probably a huge understatement).

Time for a Social Media Assessment?


Want to get a taste of what it’s like to work with SocialFish? Budget $3,500 for this social media assessment.

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Advice for Women Leaders

Connection Cafe

Author: Patricia Hume. According to the US Department of Labor , in 2010 "the median weekly earnings of women who were full-time wage and salary workers was $669, or 81 percent of men’s $824.". However grim that may sound, another stat is encouraging: "Women are projected to account for 51.2

New Facebook Brand Page for Beth’s Blog: With A Little Help from My Friends

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Like many of you, when Facebook unveiled the new brand page guidelines – I was stressed out. With a big training project in the Middle East less than a week away, I was short on time.

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Managing a Flash Crisis: How to Handle Online Criticism of Your Organization


Adele Cehrs. President. Epic PR Group. Understanding how a strategy, announcement, or issue will play out on various platforms can mean the difference between creating a winning campaign and a PR disaster. As social media evolves, every drop of news, hype, or rumor can cause a consumer reaction. People share, comment, and chat, and suddenly, you’ve got a chain reaction. At Epic, we’ve given it a name: a flash crisis.

Mobile is an Opportunity to Re-Humanize Your Company


…or so says Dan Keldsen at Human 1.0 in this slide deck. Check it out. The Mobile Tribe – Human 1.0. View more presentations from Dan Keldsen. __. This post includes a slide deck. If you’re reading this in a reader and can’t see them, click through to the post.

Brain Scans Offer Donor Insight

Wild Apricot Blog

A new study offers insight into what motivates individuals in charitable bequest decision making. Fundraising research

10 questions non-techie managers should ask about IT projects | TechRepublic

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10 questions non-techie managers should ask about IT projects | TechRepublic

Google needs to stop treating support like it’s an add-on feature

Judi Sohn

Google, I think I’m over you. Nonprofit Salesforce Practitioners (NPSF) is a 6 year-old Google Group now with over 1700 members, averaging around 300 messages a month. I’ve been co-moderator of the group since 2009. Only requirement for membership is that you have a connection in some way to nonprofits using Salesforce. User, administrator, vendor, consultant. Doesn’t matter. Even though I work for Convio, Common Ground gets no special treatment.

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New Release: State of the Nonprofit Cloud


This week, our friends at NTEN (the Nonprofit Technology Network) released a new report researched and written by Idealware, The State of the Nonprofit Cloud: The Results of a Study of Nonprofit Use of Cloud Software.

Stay Connected with Donated Smartphones from Dell

Tech Soup Blog

New to TechSoup: 3G Windows Venue Pro smartphones (admin fee: $31) from the Dell donation program. Stay in constant communication with your team by adding smartphones to your nonprofit’s or library’s toolkit.

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Mobilize Those Mobile Eyes

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Confession time: not more than ten years ago I was one of those people who said I would never have a cell phone. I simply did not want to be that accessible, I would say.

Taking Events Beyond the Status Quo

Wild Apricot Blog

To take this year's events "beyond the mediocre" here are some tips on how to take an innovative and disruptive approach to create new event experiences. events

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Volunteers + the Right Technology = Your Dreams Come True


Shari Ilsen. Online Communications Manager. VolunteerMatch. Running an effective, successful volunteer program can be a game changer for your nonprofit. Here are some tools, tips, and strategies that can help you succeed in each of the three phases of the volunteer lifecycle. Thanks to the Internet and all sorts of other exciting 21st century technologies, our world is becoming increasingly connected, personalized, and flexible. This includes the nonprofit world.

Digital Inclusion Project Wants to Hear From You

Tech Soup Blog

Is digital inclusion part of your organization's mission? Do you offer technology skills training or provide public access to computers? Do you help promote equal access to technology tools, knowledge, and resources in your community? Then we want to hear from you!

Gear up: Event homepage must-haves

Connection Cafe

Author: Taylor Shanklin. Spring is in the air. Breathe it in.) Can you hear the pattering of feet hitting the pavement, or smell the Gatorade as it splashes into rows of cups at the “fuel stations”? That’s right – event season is well upon us!

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MediaPost Features Mobile Commons on how Brands Can Offer Value

Mobile Commons

Here’s a terrific article from MediaPost about how brands can truly “offer value” to their most loyal customers. By focusing on actual engagement instead of gimmicks, an organization can develop long-term relationships with their users that extend far beyond a one-off interaction. The article highlights Mobile Commons as an exemplar of that strategy, and is centered around an interview with our CEO, Jed Alpert.

Nonprofit Technology Poetry Slam at SXSW


poetryslam At NTEN, we love all the various tools and technologies that help us communicate and connect with our community, ensure that all of our work and cat videos are backed up, and our data is both useable and safe.

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