Sat.Mar 31, 2012 - Fri.Apr 06, 2012

2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]


Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report.

Nine Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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Community Management Continues to Mature [REPORT]


The Community Roundtable’s essential 2012 State of Community Management Report is out. This report is a must read every year. Run, do not walk, to go download it. It’s free.

2012 Report: How Nonprofits are Utilizing Social Media


I have been waiting to get my hands on the latest 2012 Social Networking Benchmark Report because it’s one of the only comprehensive surveys that provides a good overview of how nonprofits are utilizing social media to brand themselves online, connect with new supporters, and raise money.

Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012


The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report was released at 12NTC yesterday and it’s already stirring up discussions about how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their fundraising and communications strategy.

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Nonprofits Value a Facebook Like at $214.81


I just returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference (#12NTC) hosted by NTEN in San Francisco, CA. Holly and the rest of the NTEN team (including all the volunteers) did an incredible job inspiring of over 1800 people for three days. The conference was amazing!

11 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of the recently released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits.

NTC: Data Visualization Panel

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NTC 2012: Data Visualizaiton Panel. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. I’m here at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco this week. I am on a panel about measurement: Picturing Your Data is Better Than 1,000 Numbers:Data Visualization Techniques for Social Change.

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Bridging the Social, the Human, and the Practical


This is a guest post by Carlos Restrepo, CAE, Managing Director at MemberFuse , which is the community platform provided by Avectra.

How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals


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11 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of the recently released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits.

The Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook


PublishDate: April 2012. Sponsors: Balance Interactive. New Signature. Trellon, LLC. From Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn, nonprofits are flocking to social media, but not everyone is prepared for the challenges and ramifications of what you post--or how to manage the process. Who is allowed to tweet? Who can comment on your posts? How do you respond if someone says something mean about your organization?

Why the advertising industry needs radical change


“We all know we’re living in a period of massive, accelerating change. Yet how we think, how we work and what we produce as an advertising industry has changed remarkably little.

Nonprofit Technology Conference: NTC 2012 – Day 1

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by The Inadvertent Gardener. I’m here at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco this week and hope to share some brief nuggets. The conference got off to an exciting start this morning in a very unique way.

100 Trends in Nonprofit Technology


The first 2012 NTC plenary with visual problem-solving expert Dan Roam – author of Blah Blah Blah: What to Do When Words Don't Work – has just let out.

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"Lies, Damned Lies" and Nonprofit KPIs


For years nonprofits have been struggling to measure their own digital analytics. Then along came social media and they had just as hard a time as anyone else in the commercial sector at figuring out how to measure the effectiveness of social media.

Making Data More Human


The title of this talk says it all, really – Making Data More Human. “Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, currently living in New York. Coming from a background in genetics, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science and art.”

Innogive Conference Panel Resources: Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread: How Information Today is Woven Into Our Lives. View more presentations from Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

12NTC: A Love Letter


Dear #12NTC - The NTC concluded last night, and then began the fun (and I am not being sarcastic here) of answering the question, "How'd it go?" To be honest, for NTEN staff, the bar for this show was pretty low.

How can I write better blog posts?

John Haydon

Writing awesome blog posts is something great bloggers are always working towards, and something bad bloggers have mastered. If you’re reading this, you’re a great blogger. What defines a good blog post?

The Best Adult Learning is Social Learning


Aaron Wolowiec (who’s recently launched EventGarde LLC , a brand new consulting firm for meetings and educational strategy) has a MUST READ post on adult learning principles and andragogy (which “places value on the process of learning.

Care2 Impact Prize Awarded to Vinay Bhagat of Convio


Kudos to Vinay Bhagat of Convio for winning the 2012 Care2 Impact Prize for his outstanding impact in online advocacy and fundraising.

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Report Release: The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmarks


Another NTC means more great studies about nonprofit technology released, including the 2012 " Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmarks Report." While you're welcome to scroll down to read some key findings, we recommend you click on over to download the complete report, right now. It's free! >

NTC Session Preview: Put it in the Cloud


Among the sessions Idealware will be presenting at NTC this week is a look at the security of keeping your data in the cloud. We recently researched and wrote an NTEN report on the State of the Nonprofit Cloud , and we've got a lot of information to share.


Are you on Goodreads? Win a signed copy of Humanize!


Goodreads Book Giveaway. Humanize. by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant. Giveaway ends May 01, 2012. See the giveaway details. at Goodreads. Enter to win. Humanize Mark Your Calendars

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The Power of Symbolic Participation: A Story from the Skirball

Museum 2.0

Imagine you want to invite people to meaningfully engage with a serious topic in an exhibition. How would you do it? What forms of content delivery or participation might induce someone not just to read/look/listen but to care--and hopefully, to act?

How to Follow the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference


flickr: *saxon* Whether you’ll be there in person, or you’re participating online, we want you to take part in all the 2012 NTC buzz. Here’s how: On the NTEN Blog We’ll be streamlining coverage of 2012 NTC on the NTEN blog. You can follow just NTC news at [link].

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8 Changebloggers: Nonprofits and Individuals Creating Change with Blogs

Have Fun - Do Good

I spent most of the past week at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco where I saw old friends, taught a session (How to Create a Blogging Plan for Your Nonprofit), and led a birds of a feather group (Changebloggers: Changing the World in More Than 140 Characters) for people writing, or planning to write, do-good blogs for their organization, or on their own.

Tips for Association and Non-profit Annual Reports

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's the first in our Annual Report blog series and details on our new Getting Started With Annual Reports guide and checklist. annual reports

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New Mexico Teacher Licensure Solution


The New Mexico Licensure system completed another successful session today, March 31st., with more than 1,500 educators participating in the Professional Development Dossier system.

Data Visualization for Social Change


Rob Cottingham and Kate Rutter have been busy documenting the 2012 NTC in pictures. Check out the latest, a recap of a panel dicussion on data visualization: View full size. Thanks to for making this possible! 12ntc Data data visualization nptech nten Communications IT Staff

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Nonprofits Live: Green Tech on April 17

Tech Soup Blog

Are you working to reduce energy costs, cut back on paper use, or to bring cloud IT to your team? Most organizations attempt sustainable efforts but few create comprehensive campaigns to be greener and accountable for resource use. For the month of April and Earth Day we are focusing on green tech solutions for organizations of all sizes: efficiencies, resource use, reducing travel fuel use, and encouraging energy conservation across teams and campaigns. Join us on April 17 at 11a.m.

You Can't Not Communicate - David Grossman Delivers Again

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Can't decide what business book to read next? I recommend David Grossman's, You Can't Not Communicate, 2." Why, because this updated installment of his previous best-seller with virtually the same title is an easy read and one you can finish in an afternoon.

Six Amazing Stats From Blackbaud’s 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report [Includes Infographic]

John Haydon

Whether or not you use Blackbaud’s software, one thing you’ve got to respect is their commitment to researching what online fundraising strategies work best for nonprofits. Yesterday, they published the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report ( download it for free ) that shows how nonprofits are using social media for fundraising. A few highlights in the report: 98% have a Facebook page with an average community size of over 8k fans.