Sat.Feb 04, 2012 - Fri.Feb 10, 2012

Why You Need a Mobile Ready Email Template


This is a guest post by the talented Brett Meyer , Communications Director at the Nonprofit Technology Network. Make sure to check out their annual Nonprofit Technology Conference , taking place in San Francisco, April 3-5 2012.

The Five Stages of A Social Media PR Disaster

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: via Beth on Pinterest.

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How Some Big Brands Manage Social Media


I watched an Altimeter webinar the other day that I thought was worth sharing from a “the state of corporate social media” perspective. Here’s Jeremiah Owyang’s post with more details.

40 Twitter-iffic Event Day Ideas

Connection Cafe

Author: Robyn Mendez. Turn your Captivated Audience of Event Participants into a Social Media Army. Event day is an excellent opportunity for your organization to turn the captivated audience of event participants into a social media army for your event & your organization’s mission.

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Social Media for Social Good :: Your Nonprofit Tech Checklist

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At the end of the Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits is a nine-page “Nonprofit Tech Checklist” which I have copied and pasted below. Each item on the list is discussed in the book and some items won’t make sense unless you have read the book, but most will. I hope you find it useful. That was my number one priority when writing the book… to create a comprehensive, useful social and mobile media how-to guide for nonprofits.

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Come On In and Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Museum 2.0

Last week, I did something I hadn't done in ten years. I walked into a boxing gym. In college, I'd boxed a bit recreationally, and it seemed like a good time to pick it up again. In the fall I bought a Groupon to a local gym. Four months later, here I was, ready to take my first class.

What does monitoring your brand on social media channels really mean?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: via Lucy on Pinterest. “Listening” or tracking what people are saying about your brand or issue has always been hailed at the first most important step in building your social media or network strategy.

8 use cases for social media and associations


In case you missed them, or want them all in one handy link, here is a nice roundup for you of our Social CRM Use Case series , which was originally created for the Avectra blog. ROI and Social CRM Use Case 1: Using LinkedIn for Member Recruitment.

Mobile Donation Forms

Connection Cafe

Author: Lacey Kruger. When I say, “mobile donation” you probably think about text-to-give. I assume that because when I Googled the term*, that’s what most of the articles were about. This post, however, is not about text-to-give.

Facebook Timeline Launches With Three “Giving” Apps – Many More Likely To Come

Nonprofit Tech for Good

How Generosity Day Is Building A Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Generosity Day is an effort to rebrand Valentine’s Day – and make it about love, connection, and well generosity.

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Got Video? Enter the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest!


Are you a nonprofit? . Did your organization create impactful videos in 2011? . Do you want your organization to be recognized for making great videos and win incredible prizes? . Do you remember how awesome the videos were last year? Perfect.

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How to manage your Facebook Page content with PostPlanner (video)

John Haydon

PostPlanner is a Facebook Page content management tool that allows you to schedule posts to a various different Pages that you manage.

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Supporting your supporters

Connection Cafe

Author: Martin Campbell. When I’ve volunteered for charities before, especially when I am raising money – it has been striking how important it is to get the right support from the charity itself.

Taking Baby Steps to Social Media Maturity with Your Peers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Johnny Hall.

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Data on the Digital Divide


Came across this infographic via a Mashable post. I think it should have had more info about mobile web access, but interesting nonetheless. See more source data in the Digital Divide section of the Pew Internet Research site. Useful Data

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Reverse Engineering the Nissan Leaf's Range Display

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Geeks are textbook early adopters. We can't resist a new gadget, or pushing the envelope to find out what's really possible! I'm no exception to this rule. Recently, our family took delivery of a new Nissan Leaf, a completely electric vehicle.

Top 10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S.


Ever wonder how charitable your city is? You’re in luck because Convio recently released their report on the 273 most generous cities across the United States. Convio analyzed cities with total population of more than 100,000 based on per capita online giving and the total amount donated through the Convio platform. The average gift size remained steady in 2011 at about $65 with more than $435M donated to charities.

Keeping Them Coming Back for More: Your Communications Arcs


Kivi Leroux Miller. President. Nonprofit Marketing Story arcs are what keep you coming back to your favorite TV shows: you care what happens next. What does this have to do with nonprofit marketing? Everything! If you have a favorite TV show, you are familiar with the concept of the story arc: what happens last week influences what happens this week, and that influences what happens next week.

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In case you missed it: POTUS on the G+


The first ever completely virtual interview from the White House (see the WH blog for more info). An aside: if this doesn’t prove the importance of online, participatory learning, nothing will. Quipol. Social Learning

Bookshare International Now Serves Thirty Countries

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

People with print disabilities around the world have a right to high-quality ebooks that they can read with assistive technology. Benetech’s Bookshare library continues to expand its international service providing accessible books and publications to members in more than 30 countries. Our international Bookshare service recently announced new partnerships with three organizations that are reaching out to readers with print disabilities in their home countries.

Webinar: eCampaign 2012 - Killer Tactics to Drive Elections with Online Fundraising And Social Media


Electoral campaigns are important incubators of new techniques and tactics in online fundraising and organizing. From Barack Obama's campaign to the thousands of state and local races across the country, campaigners are relentlessly testing new approaches and refining proven tactics in online fundraising and social media to gain an edge over their rivals -- and in some cases to make history.

Tell Your Nonprofit's Story More Effectively (with the Help of a Few Masters)


Danny Alpert. Executive Producer. See3 Communications. There are no rules for effective storytelling, but there are things to think about that will help you when you choose to tell your stories. Here are a few, with the help of masters of storytelling. Storytelling is as old as humanity. So why the obsession? Why now? Is it that now we all have the power to tell stories? That the traditional media gatekeepers are no longer so powerful and the consumer is now also the producer of stories?

Nonprofits: Win up to $30,000 of pro bono PR services!


C.Fox Communications, a small, woman-owned strategic communications agency, is accepting applications for its third annual inspired thought Award.

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University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site

AFP Blog

University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site : University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site February 6, 2012 — The University of Virginia Office of Development and Public Affairs has launched a new website designed to support University faculty researchers and development administrators motivated to seek funding from independent philanthropic foundations and select corporations

The Best Strategy Can’t Fix A Broken Culture (video)

John Haydon

Culture is an organization’s essence that permeates an organization. It’s what gives staff a sense of pride, fulfillment and happiness at work. It’s what makes donors feel enchanted. Strategy is just a plan. Culture is the heart that beats within a strategy.

Upcoming Conference Roundup (February - March 2012)


With the new year in full swing, we're looking forward to all the great events that are coming up this year by refreshing our own 2012 Conferences calendar. Here you'll find a list of upcoming events that are sure to be buzzing with cause-minded folks.

The state of association technology?


Listen to this 12-minute interview of Richard Davis , CEO of Avectra, talking to Wes Trochlil , data management consultant extraordinaire.

Great Leaders Grow. Guest Post By Author Ken Blanchard

Eric Jacobsen Blog

On Monday, February 26, Ken Blanchard's and Mark Miller's book, Great Leaders Grow , hits the brick and mortar and online bookstores. In honor of the book release I welcome guest blogger Ken Blanchard.

Interning in Guatemala on the Archive Project

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A guest Beneblog by Max Schneider People don’t typically associate boisterous merengue music with high-tech statistical analysis.

Pinterest and privacy

Robert Weiner

I was planning to check out Pinterest to see what the buzz is about, but their privacy policy gives me the creeps. I can only sign up by linking a Pinterest account to my Facebook or Twitter account. The description on the Twitter link page says this allows them to: Read Tweets from your timeline. See who you follow, and follow new people. Update your profile. Post Tweets for you. It's really no consolation that the app doesn't: Access your direct messages. See your Twitter password.

Ten Things Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Video


You know bad video when you see it, right? We're exposed to so much video these days, many viewers simply don't have the patience to watch it anymore. Unless it features somebody's cute cat.). As nonprofits, we already have a tough time competing for viewers' limited attention against companies willing to spend millions on – often terrible * – video, so we need to make sure we get it right.


How To Make E-mail Communication More Effective

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Are you leading an organization where e-mail communication is ineffective? Here are some wise guidelines that Verizon Wireless has used to promote effective, efficient and responsible e-mail use within its company. You can find these guidelines in the book, Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?

Blog Reader Survey Results - Part 1

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's the first of two posts with the results of our Blog Reader Survey for 2012. Reader Polls

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