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A 3 Step Guide to Attracting Corporate Donors Using Social Media


A few years ago, Cause Marketing was all the rage. Nonprofits – small and large – were scurrying to create “meaningful” corporate partnerships NOT sponsorships. Some did it well ( Pink Ribbon anyone?? while others struggled.

Blackbaud and Convio: Stronger Together

Connection Cafe

Author: Sara Spivey. Not even a whole summer on the Blackbaud team, and we are knocking things out left and right. Last month we shared our “ quick wins ” and today we’re ready to share our “stronger together” initiatives.

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New on SSIR: You can has memesez?

Amy Sample Ward

My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog is up! You can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR blog or below. —– Last month, a pop song rose up the charts and quickly became number one on both the iTunes and Billboard Top 100 lists.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I don''t usually review movies on my blog, but here''s a second in a row. I think if I''d seen a more balanced set of views on this movie before I saw it, I''d not bother to write this (then again, I probably would not have bothered to see the film.) So first, let me get some things out of the way.

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Lame spams of the day: Your AT&T bill

Robert Weiner

I see the occasional fake AT&T message all the time, but got 15 variations on this theme today. Looks like a baby spammer playing with a new toy. Senders included: Kristi Leal ( Sally Moser, Jody Grace, Loretta Bragg (all at Emily Delgado, Johnnie Espinoza, Luz Wyatt, Bernadette Shelton, Ruth Hodge, Brice Herring, Mabel Luna, Amelia Weeks, Chelsea Mcdowell (all at Subjects included: Your AT&T bill is ready to be viewed.

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A Chat With The Interns

Connection Cafe

Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. For the second month in a row, this month's podcast interview is with two people at the same time. This month I got a chance to speak with two college interns that are working at Blackbaud Austin in the Engineering Department.

A 3 Step Guide to Attracting Corporate Donors Using Social Media


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Strategic Spontaneity: How the Humane Society Got 21,000 Shares of Campaign Message on Facebook In 48 Hours

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is a nonprofits dream – to have its advocacy campaign messaging go viral on Facebook or social media channels.

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Why Good Enough is Perfect for Your Website Redesign


Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column, where we bring you the inside scoop from several awesome association technology vendors and consultants who will share the insights they have gleaned from years of working in our association industry.

11 Nonprofits That Excel at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Large nonprofits usually have the expertise and resources necessary to launch and maintain successful online communications and fundraising campaigns. They’ve been able to hire some of the most well-trained and experienced staff, consultants, and designers that work in the nonprofit sector.

Infographic: How Do Social Network Users Lean Politically?


As political campaigns and nonprofits gear up for the election cycle, I thought I would share this infographic that attempts to map the politics of social media properties like Facebook and websites like Wikipedia.

Nonprofit CEOs and the Network Mindset

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

SF Goodwill's CEO, Debbie Alvarez-Rodriguez Source: Flickr, Goodwill SF. Today, I have the honor of doing a session at The Allstate Foundation ‘s 60th Anniversary Executive Summit (hashtag #60summit ) where I’ll be talking about leading nonprofits with a network mindset.

Populism, Commercialism, and Jeffrey Deitch: The Shifting Debate about LA MOCA

Museum 2.0

Last week, my mom called. That contemporary art museum is on the front of the LA Times again," she said. It's more about that curator who was fired. I can't believe that an art museum can be front page news in LA for days." LA MOCA has indeed been front page news, especially in the art world.

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How To Apply Social to Education and Learning


Do you work in the Education department? Why do busy professionals turn to social media? For professional development, of course. Social tools make it possible for you to increase participation in your learning programs, actively engage learners, and make your learning programs more effective.

Infographic: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events Raise the Most Money


In fundraising, did you know that the more you ask people to suffer, the more money you will raise? It sounds crazy, right? But it’s true.

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Use Social Media to Reel in Big Fish Donors

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Canolais. Use Social Media to Reel in Big Fish Donors Guest Post By Geri Stengel, Ventureneer. Note from Beth: We know that social media can bring in the small dollar donors, but what about larger gifts? This is a question that was answered in a study from 2009 and the answer is yes.

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Ten Ways To Make Your Nonprofit Website Simply Awesome

John Haydon

Despite the proliferation of social media, your website is still your primary identity online. It may not be the place where you engage with constituents and supporters, but it is the place they’lll go to when they want more from the relationship.

Social Learning Resources


I unfortunately missed my favorite Twitter chat last week, #swchat (Social Workplace Chat) but I always read the accompanying summary blog post and check out the resources. Lo and behold, this one was on my favorite topic (apart from Humanizing), social learning.

14 Attributes of Great Coaches

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today, I am pleased to share a guest post from Garret Kramer of InnerSports LLC about how to be a great coach: 14 Attributes of Great Coaches By Garret Kramer, Author of Stillpower: Excellence with Ease in Sports and Life There are many, many coaching manuals and books on the market today.

A Homecoming Trip To Cambodia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

By the time you read this post, I’ll be in Cambodia. For those of you who have been following my blogging since 2004, you know why Cambodia is in my heart! For those of you who are new, let me share why.

Six Steps to Create Marketing Personas for Your Org


This post by John Haydon first appeared on the Razoo blog , and John was kind enough to let us reprint it. You can find more interesting and educational posts from John and other guest bloggers on the site.

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Conflict and Social Business


We write extensively about the topic of conflict in the Humanize book. Granted, that is my professional background (I actually did a master’s degree in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University twenty years ago).

10 Ways To Make Your Virtual Meetings More Successful

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Business leaders and employees are holding virtual meetings more than ever. Despite the cost-saving and other advantages, virtual meetings versus in-person meetings have their challenges.

Facebook Publishes Guide for Nonprofits and Causes

Tech Soup Blog

Facebook has recently produced a guide to help nonprofits build their organization's presence on the world's top social media platform. Here are some highlights with a few extra resources. Take Advantage of Facebook's Key Features. Post an eye-catching photo up front and center. (As

5 Ways to Land Your Dream Job Using Social Media

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Ryan Avila , Public Relations/SEO Specialist. Social media is useful for casual communication, but it can also be a tool for job seekers. By using social media to your advantage, you may even be able to land your dream job.

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Not So Lonesome Expats: How New Technology Helps Workers Connect


Business traveling used to mean time away from family and friends without any real communication. Today, with social media tools, blogs and conference calling abilities, every expat can maintain a social atmosphere.

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AskIdealware: How Do I Get Started With Corporate Sponsorships?


What are the basic guidelines for online sponsorship? Andrea Berry explains in this AskIdealware video. -->. Trackback URL for this post: [link]. Fundraising

10 Tips to Ramp Up your Fundraising Today


Yesterday, Care2 held an insightful webinar on 10 Ways to Supercharge your Online Fundraising Campaigns with Elise Ledsinger of Humane Society International, Ghazal Vaghedi of Engaging Networks, and Eric Rardin of Care2. Check out some of the great tips the panelists shared. Lead with a thoughtful strategy, and set realistic goals to measure success.

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Interesting Uses of Technology: Digital Video, Social Media, and More

Tech Soup Blog

Need practical advice on using digital video, social media, or presentation tools at your organization? Want to see how other organizations are using these technologies and what they’ve accomplished?

Confessions of a Former Nonprofit IT Director: Dos and Don'ts


[Editor's note: The following is from the June 2012 issue of NTEN:Change. This is a regular series in the nonprofit leadership journal. Read current and past issues by subscribing to the journal for free! ] By N.P. Techie Welcome back to “Confessions.”

The 9 Best Times To Thank A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In your leadership role, it's vital that your team members know how to deliver excellent customer service. Knock Your Socks Off " type service as book editor Ann Thomas and Jill Applegate would say.

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5 Healthy Apps Doing Good


With so many apps coming out all the time it’s easy to miss the ones built for social good and hard to keep up on useful apps that nonprofits and causes can use to do their work. Frogloop has you covered. This week we’ve found apps to help you succeed as an advocate, know your rights, and understand complex issues. There are many more mobile and web apps for tracking, learning, and keeping informed about your health.

Calling All Social Entrepreneurs: SAP and Ashoka Launch "Power of Small" Competition

Tech Soup Blog

Want to start your own nonprofit or socially responsible small business? Have a brilliant idea for how to end homelessness, train job seekers , or help small businesses go green? Got talent; need money, technology, and mentorship?

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Six Signs You Need To Register For The Facebook Success Summit

John Haydon

Social Media Examiner just announced their Facebook Success Summit , an online conference designed to help you master Facebook marketing. Learn From The World’s Best Facebook Experts.

How To Avoid Social Media Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In his new book, Social Marketology , Ric Dragon , CEO of DragonSearch , recommends business leaders and marketing team leaders follow these eight tips to avoid making social media mistakes: Avoid mixing the technologies used for the organization's social media with individuals' personal accounts.

5 Fresh Links and Killer Summer Reads

Wild Apricot

Here are 5 fresh links that we've bookmarked for your non-profit and membership summer reading enjoyment. Fundraising membership nonprofit

Activate Your Community with Contests and Challenges: CommBuild Chat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Using contests and challenges to engage communities was the topic of the July 17 edition of the weekly CommBuild chat. The chat, facilitated by by TechSoup online community manager, Michael DeLong, included helpful advice learned by participants who have run contests.