Sat.Jan 08, 2011 - Fri.Jan 14, 2011

9 Social Media for Social Good Sites You Should know About


—. If you haven’t already, please consider subscribing via RSS or eMail to receive fresh content on a regular basis. —. It’s amazing to watch technology evolve. Think about it for a second. Ten years ago there was no Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Looks Like Philanthropy Wasn’t One of Apple’s New Years Resolutions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click to Sign Online Petition and Send Steve Jobs A Message. Since December, over 12,000 people have signed an online petition to urge Steve Jobs to change Apple’s unfriendly iPhone donation policy.

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Five ways to engage supporters AFTER the campaign

John Haydon

All communities have a heart beat. Your organization is the left ventricle, the community is the right ventricle. If you stop pumping, guess what happens? Why should you engage fans after a campaign?

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Sustaining Innovation Book Discussion Part 1: What Does it Take Innovate Naturally and Frequently?

Museum 2.0

This is the first in a series of posts about Paul Light's book Sustaining Innovation: Creating Nonprofit and Government Organizations that Innovate Naturally. This post is my review of the book.

Is the Future of Social Media Much Different for Non-profits?


Jeremiah Owyang, an industry analyst with digital strategy consulting firm Altimeter Group , interviewed 140 enterprise-class social strategists for a report on the “ Career Path of the Corporate Social Strategist ”.

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Online Giving Continues to Rise. Are You Adapting? [INFOGRAPHIC]


Did you know that online giving passed 15 BILLION in 2009? Amazing, eh? I’m not sure what 2010 looks like yet, but based on the growth we’ve seen since 1997 (as shown below) it’s pretty safe to say that 2010 online giving numbers went up.

Zoetica Salon: A Couple of Good Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

January is Tune Up month in the Zoetica Salon , an online space for free peer learning about nonprofits and social media. Here’s a few good resources shared on the wall in the past week.

2011 NTC Preview: Can Social Networks Create Social Capital?


Ted Fickes, Electronic Communications Manager, The Wilderness Society (Central Rockies Regional Office) In September, 2008, Green for All , 1Sky and the We Campaign organized a national day of action -- Green Jobs Now -- to demand progress on green jobs and a green economy. Tens of thousands of people participated in over 670 events in 40 states.

Will the Dough Rise with Crowdrise?


One of the more exciting developments in the cause space is the rise of middleware platforms to enhance nonprofits fundraising capabilities on mainstream social networks.

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Does your website make sense?


How do you go about generating copy for your website? Do you start actively thinking about the desires, motivations and language of your community before you start typing? Can your readers easily understand what you’re trying to say via your website?

The Networked NGO: Translating the Networked Nonprofit and 1-11-11 Club

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked NGO. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. This year my birthday (Jan. 11) was very special indeed and not only because the date had all ones: 1-11-11. But, I’ll get to birthday fun in a minute.

Calif. nonprofit offers to store your data forever

AFP Blog

Calif. nonprofit offers to store your data forever: "Backing up data to an online service can help avoid the issue of media breakdown, but relying on a company to keep files safe carries risks.'They They may promise they're going to do this for a long time, but it's not assured,' says Bill LeFurgy, who manages digital preservation projects for the Library of Congress.Chronicle of Life claims to

Facebook marketing strategies and best practices discussion (video)

John Haydon

On Wednesday (during a massive snow storm), David Wells from HubSpot interviewed me for his InboundNow series. In this video we discuss: How I built up my small business using only a blog. Common mistakes when starting out on Facebook. How to organically grow your presence on Facebook.

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What's Different One Year After Haiti? | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

One year ago a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Hispaniola. The earthquake occurred at 4:53pm EST and the epicenter was 16 miles west

11NTC Preview: Technology in Times of Disaster: The Important Role of Social media in Disaster Response and Awareness


George Durham, Program Manager, Microsoft Global Community Affairs On January 12th, 2010, a devastating earthquake ripped through the Haitian landscape, literally decimating cities like Leogane, Petit Goave, and much of Port-au-Prince. The magnitude of the destruction and the heart-breaking images have remained with us as organizations, governments, and private individuals have struggled beyond the immediate aftermath to effect long-term change and economic impact within Haiti.

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Nonprofits rank Facebook twice as important as Twitter

Beaconfire Wire

A new report out today finds that nonprofits rank Facebook to be twice as important to their communications strategy as Twitter. Other key findings: 75% of nonprofits say they’ll email supporters at least monthly.

Facebook To Eliminate Old Insights From Pages

John Haydon

At the end of January, Facebook will be removing the option to view the older version of Page Insights. Old insight reports can now be found In new version.

Postcards as a Call to Action: A Powerful, Political Participatory Experience at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Museum 2.0

The best participatory projects are useful. Rather than just doing an activity, visitors should be able to contribute in a way that provides a valuable outcome for the institution and the wider museum audience. Finding legitimate ways for visitors to be of use is easier said than done.

2011 NTC Preview: Let's Talk About Tech, Baby


Nonprofits rank Facebook twice as important as Twitter

Beaconfire Wire

A new report out today finds that nonprofits rank Facebook to be twice as important to their communications strategy as Twitter. Other key findings: 75% of nonprofits say they’ll email supporters at least monthly.

[Book Research] Is your nonprofit utilizing mobile technology?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The last four chapters of my book cover mobile social networking and mobile communications and fundraising for nonprofits, and I need some examples of success, or attempted success.

Is Social Media a Waste of Time for Your Association?

Wild Apricot Blog

Are your members, volunteers or potential donors using social media? The answer is YES - research confirms even 20% of adults 50-64 use social networking daily. While social media campaigns can be time consuming and/or expensive, you can start small and set simple, specific and achievable short term goals.( read more ). association association marketing member communication networking nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications nptech social media Social networking Twitter

It's YOUR Choice. What Are You Going to Do About It?


Flickr Photo: Jonathan McIntosh I'm not very good as resolutions. Making big decisions, and then sticking to them no matter what is not my strongest suit. I'm more of a "let's see how this goes and adjust as we make our way" kind of a person. But I do have two hard and fast resolutions this year. First, I'm not going to travel so much. But that's not what this post is about. I want to talk to you about my second resolution: eliminating "I can't" from my vocabulary.

Why Work on Childhood Obesity?

Network-Centric Advocacy

There are lots of resons that I like working on childhood obesity. None of them seemed linked to the pure data that explains the problem.(obesity obesity rate widget) Data is compelling. The control of the widget helps make you think about the issues behind the data. I typically can be a bit geeky but I am not sure I would have "connected the dots" these trends, the widget and data with people.

New Site from AICPA Helps with Taxes

Beaconfire Wire

On December 15, 2010, we launched a brand new Website for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ( AICPA ) called 360 Degrees of Taxes ( ).

TechSoup Digital Storytelling: The Challenge Begins!

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Digital Storytelling Event 2011 begins tomorrow January 13 with a webinar and the opening of a challenge. You have a couple of weeks (January 13 – 31) to create a 60-second video or five-panel picture story that showcases your library's mission and work.

2011 NTC Preview: A Scientist in Your Communications Department: Segmenting Messages, Customizing Content and Delivering Results


Jeff Shuck, CEO, Event360 It's January. The frenzy of your year-end appeal has subsided and you're now busy tallying your results, comparing year-to-year performance, and plotting your next moves. Before you take your next step, it's important to remember that these new and repeat donors present an opportunity to start building more meaningful connections with an engaged group of people who have just raised their hand.

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Why We Need Social Advocates

NCE Social Media

Ryan Kuder wrote a post on ZDNet explaining why small businesses need social advocates. You know what, nonprofits need them too. In fact, we need as many as we can get! If a tree falls in the woods but no one is around to hear it does it make a sound? Well that’s the same with social media.

Nonprofits rank Facebook twice as important as Twitter

Beaconfire Wire

A new report out today finds that nonprofits rank Facebook to be twice as important to their communications strategy as Twitter. Other key findings: 75% of nonprofits say they’ll email supporters at least monthly.

TechSoup Grant Series: Write the Winning Grant Proposal

Tech Soup Blog

This week in our TechSoup Grant Series: One Hour a Week to Success , we are ready to focus on writing a successful grant proposal. If you use your organization's strategic plan as a foundation and have a fully developed grant project, this stage of the process should progress smoothly. read more. Donors Donors Finances Fundraising Grants for Technology Online Grantseeking Running Your Organization

Online Fundraising Boot Camp for Small Nonprofits and Small Fundraising Departments


It's not true, that Hollywood tagline, "If you build it, they will come" -- at least not for organizations that can't afford Kevin Costner as a pitchman. It's not enough just to put a "Donate Now" button on your home page; it's not enough to send out a couple of emails asking for support.

Technology, Games Changing Youth Awareness Engagement- The NonProfit Times Jan 12, 2011

AFP Blog

Technology, Games Changing Youth Awareness Engagement- The NonProfit Times Jan 12, 2011: "The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has become involved in games in recent years. The field of social impact games has shifted in the past couple of years. We’ve moved from trying to convince people that games are a viable tactic to showing them that they actually are,” said Jessica Goldfin

VisionLink Customers Supporting 60% of US Cities and Towns


Our customers are amazing! Whether they serve the elderly, the homeless, information and referral, 2-1-1, disaster operations and relief, youth, education, or workforce needs, collectively they support clients and resources in more than 14,000 cities and towns across the United States. Well Done! And that does not include three new state systems we''ll be launching soon.) As the Community Operating System network grows, it becomes more and more valuable to each member.

NTEN Communications Roundtable January 2011

Amy Sample Ward

Date : January 11th, 2011. Location : Phone & online chat. Topic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits. Description : Welcome to 2011! It’s a new year, and we know you’ve got a lot planned – what communications, campaigns, appeals or projects do you have on the calendar? What questions do you need answered, what feedback or examples are you looking for?