Has Your Nonprofit Considered Race and Class in Your Social Media Strategy?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In its heyday in 2006 and 2007, Myspace was an incredibly vibrant community of artists, musicians, and impassioned activists and do-gooders. Nonprofits like Invisible Children and To Write Love on Her Arms were born from Myspace. Watch Video. Via BBC News Magazine : .

10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Even when I wasn’t at home at my desk, I was on my iPhone updating Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc. The good news is that I have found using Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc. Justly recently I deleted over 200 Facebook “Friends&# and decided that my personal profile on Facebook was going to be exactly that. I do use the Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page for work. Tags: Uncategorized Facebook MySpace Twitter

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5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Then, in the late 2000’s nonprofits embraced social networking sites, first Myspace and YouTube, then Facebook and Twitter. Facebook Fundraising Tools. Instagram Social Media Facebook Twitter Google Plus YouTube Mobile Media Fundraising

The Importance of Branding Your Nonprofit on Social Networks Through Graphic Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The were active on Myspace, YouTube, and creating Facebook Groups long before most of the companies that are often praised for being the pioneers of social media. Facebook Cover :: 815 x 315 pixels. Facebook Google Plus LinkedIn Social Media Twitter YouTube

Guest Post on Tactical Philanthropy: Causes, MySpace and ideablob

Amy Sample Ward

“In recent days, Causes has left MySpace and IdeaBlob has shutdown. In reaction to the Causes announcement, Economist bureau chief Matthew Bishop tweeted “Who knew it was on MySpace?” First, let’s start at the beginning: Causes Leaves MySpace.

AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook

AFP Blog

An article by John Skendall from AFP ewire.AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook: "Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook(June 9, 2008) A year after its release, the company that created the web application “Causes” (used by social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace) reports that the program has raised.

Nonprofits turn to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter to raise money, market themselves - Metro - cleveland.com

AFP Blog

Nonprofits turn to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter to raise money, market themselves - Metro - cleveland.com: "Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are turning to relatively cheap online social media to raise money and market their organizations as they grapple with recession-battered endowments, fewer grants and, often, less patronage by their customers

Can MySpace Make a Comeback?

Wild Apricot Blog

Facebook and Twitter took over as social media centers in 2009, while MySpace faded fast - but don't count MySpace down and out yet! In fact, the changes at MySpace have already started.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Marketing online community Social networking Facebook Non-profit Communications social media MySpace This summer, it's getting a major makeover with a new "content discovery" focus. read more ).

Top 5 Social Media Tactics Every School Should Implement

NetWits

Facebook has it’s roots in education. Once Facebook conquered colleges the now web-giant with more than 900 million active monthly users moved on to support high schools. 1) Stick to 3 Platforms - Blog / Facebook / Twitter. Stick to Facebook and Twitter.

Why Nonprofits Should Sync Their Twitter and MySpace Accounts

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thousands of nonprofits haven’t logged into their MySpace profiles in months, or even a year or more. The majority have moved on to Facebook and Twitter. That said, MySpace is not dead. They just don’t tend to be the same folks that regularly visit Facebook and Twitter. I created the Nonprofit Organizations MySpace in 2006. There are lots of friendly activists and comment fairies on MySpace that do care very much about social causes and nonprofits.

Which Company is the Most Socially Responsible and Generous to Nonprofits: Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? LinkedIn? MySpace? Flickr? Google?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits and their adoption of social media has created an interesting, albeit interdependent relationship with large companies like Google, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. 1) Facebook. Facebook helped launch the company Causes which has raised more than $20 million for various nonprofits. They also launched two Facebook Pages to help promote nonprofits and social causes: Facebook for Good and Non-Profits on Facebook. 4) MySpace.

Causes Ditches MySpace: Don't Put All Your Fundraising Relationship Eggs in One Third Party, Proprietary Basket!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Late last night (or early this morning), Amy Sample Ward reported that Causes notified 184,725 users that its MySpace app will be removed from MySpace as of today. The email encouraged MySpace users of Causes to join the cause on Facebook. . Tags: facebook

Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?

Frogloop

The 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report provides some incredible data on how 11K+ nonprofits are using social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others. Facebook is the most popular commercial social network for nonprofits.

Is Your Non-Profit A Myspace Or A Facebook?

John Haydon

E very time I leave my MySpace Page to go over to Facebook, I see the power that questions can have on a business strategy and even one’s outlook on life. In my opinion ( capital IMO ), Facebook is rocketing forward because it has a vision for an interconneted web. Meanwhile, MySpace continues to overuse Captchas and even warn users that they are leaving their site to go to Facebook , which is like warning Phillipe Petit that he’s stepping onto a tightrope.

Causes Leaves MySpace: Should We Care?

Tech Soup Blog

There's been a lot of discussion over the past week about Causes leaving MySpace and becoming a Facebook-only application. Amy points out danah boyd's much-discussed research on the socioeconomic and racial differences between MySpace and Facebook users.

A brief graph on current trends

NCE Social Media

Below is a chart showing how Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace compare in number of unique visitors in the past 13 months. Facebook and Twitter have grown while MySpace has been stagnant. Tags: Facebook Marketing and Awareness Microblog Tools twitter facebook myspace compete Does your own website meet this level of visitors? Why not harness it for your own benefit.

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Reconsider Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I have been mulling this post over for months, and with some recent changes made by Facebook, the time has come. That said, people love Facebook. The vast of majority of nonprofits love Facebook too. Yet recently, I sense some frustration with Facebook from nonprofits.

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The Math and Science of Social and Mobile Media: A Spreadsheet to Track Your Fundraising Success

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit has a good content strategy in place and understands the power of integrating all your nonprofit’s communications channels (website, email, Facebook, texting, etc.), Facebook Fundraising Mobile Media Social Media Twitter ROI (Return on Investment

Ten Things Nonprofits May Not Know About MySpace [But I Wish They Did]

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As I spent the Thanksgiving weekend pondering gratitude, MySpace made the top of my list of things to be grateful for. When I first started myspace.com/nonprofitorganizations almost 4 years ago I had no idea that it would evolve to become as large as it has, or that the brand/community/concept would spread to Facebook , then YouTube , and now Twitter. If it were not for MySpace, my professional life no doubt would be much less fulfilling. So, my Ode to MySpace: 1.

Three Things That Happen When Facebook Pages Reach 10,000 Fans

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last week the Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page reached the 10,000 fans milestone. In 2008, many of the friends of the Nonprofit Organizations MySpace migrated over to Facebook, then in 2009 and 2010 a good number of the new fans came from @NonprofitOrgs on Twitter.

Will Facebook Authenticate “Nonprofit Organizations” or Shut It Down?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As soon as Facebook launched Community Pages , I knew this day coming. The Facebook Team. Link to your Facebook Page from your official website. Put a Facebook Badge on your website or blog. [ Done - even though I think it looks messy! ]. Tags: Facebook

6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

NetWits

Articles on TechCrunch and AllFacebook revieiwng this data seem to focus on Facebook ‘s stronghold on the clickthroughs of shared links, at 38% of all links shared by social means. 3) Facebook Is Not The Only Social Network.

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12 Must-Know Stats About Social Media, Fundraising, and Cause Awareness

Nonprofit Tech for Good

However, as LinkedIn, Blogger and Myspace all celebrate their 10-year anniversary this year, nonprofits have now had a decade to study and experiment with social media and create systems for successfully launching and tracking the value of their social media campaigns.

More on Facebook

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology More on Facebook July 17, 2007 Michelle Martin has a great post this week on Facebook. They have a roundup of what they are calling the 10 best Facebook apps for work. In the last few weeks of using Facebook, I’d already realized how it’s fitting into my workflow in ways that no other social networking site does.

Facebook for Nonprofit Beginners: Learn the Basics of this Online Social Networking Tool

Tech Soup Blog

If you haven't heard of Facebook, I'm sorry to break it to you, but you are living under a rock. However, if you haven't seen a use for Facebook for your organization, then you are not alone, and we are here to help. Many people view online social networking tools, such as Facebook , LinkedIn , and Myspace as time-draining distractions.

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Social Network Sites Dominate Web Visitor Results

NCE Social Media

Facebook 35.20% of all visitors (#1 overall). Myspace 4.70% (#26 overall). Tags: Research facebook myspace linkedin orkut hi5 reren vkontakte According to Google’s ad planner , social network sites now account for more than 50% of all unique website visitors. This list, which is based on April 2010 data, “excludes adult sites, ad networks, domains that don’t have publicly visible content or don’t load properly, and certain Google sites.&#

The other side of the figures: Causes reaches $20 Million in Donations

Amy Sample Ward

There’s also been a bit of controversy around the Causes application specifically, due to it’s decision to abandon the MySpace platform and offer it’s application/services only to the Facebook community.

Yahoo! Supports OpenSocial; Yahoo!, MySpace and Google to Form Non-Profit OpenSocial Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just saw a press release from Yahoo, Google, and MySpace about OpenSocial Foundation. Marketing Pilgrim adds: Facebook is steadily refusing to participate in OpenSocial or the foundation, choosing instead to support Facebook developers. Facebook is credited with starting and fueling the development of social network applications. There are multiple standards that must be supported to launch your application on MySpace and other social networks so far.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Ugliest MySpace Pages

See What's Out There

read more | digg story Share and Enjoy: One Comment comment See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Facebook Platform – Opening Up [.] The Facebook news is big. Facebook is the second big social networking site behind MySpace.

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Question Facebook’s Integrity, Longevity, and ROI (Return on Investment)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Some of the opinions I express below I have had for a while and speak to them in my webinars and trainings, but some are so recent that I am still in the stage of “Seriously Facebook? That said, people love Facebook. The vast of majority of nonprofits love Facebook too.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Administrators of Causes accounts on MySpace received a notice via email stating, “Thank you for the work you’ve done on Causes on MySpace. Do to the lack of activity on MySpace, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on the Causes Application on Facebook.&# (To read the full message, click here.) The message indicated that all Causes-related pages and content on MySpace would be taken down at the end of the week.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Administrators of Causes accounts on MySpace received a notice via email stating, “Thank you for the work you’ve done on Causes on MySpace. Do to the lack of activity on MySpace, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on the Causes Application on Facebook.&# (To read the full message, click here.) The message indicated that all Causes-related pages and content on MySpace would be taken down at the end of the week.

A Social Media Reality Check

Frogloop

You may even find yourself obsessing about it and have a condition called FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) because you are not posting or monitoring the chat on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Facebook: While Facebook says that they have 150M U.S. population logs into Facebook on any given day to check or post updates. source: Facebook). MySpace : 1.19% of the US population is on MySpace. Fear of Missing Out.

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HOW TO: Effectively Manage Hate and Anger on Social Media Sites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A month ago I launched a Facebook Page called Accomplishments of President Barack Obama. I have run a lot of online communities over the last 10 years, but never one as challenging as the Accomplishments of President Barack Obama Facebook Page. As someone who studied political science and has long believed in the power of the Internet to create positive social change, I am quite disturbed by what I am witnessing on this Facebook Page and others like it.

Change.org’s premium service is now free for all nonprofits!

NCE Social Media

4) Link to your profiles on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Tags: Facebook Marketing and Awareness Microblog Tools Video blog twitter facebook myspace change linkedin This is an email I got today that I wanted to share with our readers. Please visit the Change.org link listed below for more information. If you already use this service, please let us know. Hello Nonprofit Admins, Good news! The $20 monthly fee for our premium service is no more.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Facebook Platform – Opening Up

See What's Out There

Facebook is the second big social networking site behind MySpace. Facebook used to be only open to college students but, realizing they couldn’t play with the big boys, opened to the public about a year ago. And their pages aren’t nearly as ugly as MySpace pages.

NetCentric Advocacy: Online Organizing: Social Network Study of Race and Use Clusters of Myspace or Facebook based on Incoming Class at Northwestern

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Sway opinion within an industry: Blog | Main | The Point : Community Group Action: Self-Organizing » November 29, 2007 Online Organizing: Social Network Study of Race and Use Clusters of Myspace or Facebook based on Incoming Class at Northwestern Kudos danah boyd We get asked questions about social network sites and use all the time.

3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better

SocialFish

I have a friend who blocked herself from Facebook because her friends’ feeds made her feel jealous and often angry. Then, a couple years later, I discovered social media (Myspace at that time, then Facebook and finally Twitter) and that’s when my career was turned around.

Wild Apricot Blog : A beginners guide to Facebook for non-profits

Wild Apricot Blog

33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In fact, a study released in the fall of 2011 revealed that auto-posting to Facebook decreases likes and comments by up to 70% which can have a detrimental impact on a nonprofit’s EdgeRank score on Facebook. Chapter 2 :: What About Myspace? A New Myspace has launched.