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 : .

4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good began as a “Nonprofit Organizations” Myspace Page in 2005. Nonprofit Tech for Good is a one-person operation and one person can only do so much. Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram were no-brainers. 4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits were the early adopters of social networks. 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.

From 2005 to 2015: The Radical Effect of Social Media on Nonprofit Web Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2005 Facebook was only open to college students and professors, Twitter didn’t exist, and the iPhone was still in concept mode. Nonprofits pioneered social media. They began actively using Myspace in 2004 and YouTube in 2005 – years before the Fortune 500 companies.

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. Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks? LinkedIn is used by 1 in 3 nonprofits.

HOW TO: Get Your Nonprofit Started on Snapchat

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Similar to the early days of Myspace and its users mastering HTML hacks and widgets, Snapchat has an equally dedicated user base of young people that pride themselves on becoming skilled at Lenses, Filters, Stickers, and other Snapchat tips, tricks, and hacks.

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.

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

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 That first month Nonprofit Tech 2.0 As of last month, Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Thanks to the Social Web, there is no shortage of possible topics for your nonprofit to blog about.

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11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 That first month Nonprofit Tech 2.0 As of last month, Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Thanks to the Social Web, there is no shortage of possible topics for your nonprofit to blog about.

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11 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I took some much-needed time off in December and was able to spend some down time reflecting on the future of social media and mobile technology for the nonprofit sector. It’s for this reason that Accuracy in Media made my 2012 Favorite Nonprofits list.

70 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 A must-download for nonprofit Twitterers!

85 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new low-cost or free resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Nonprofits could use Present.me

60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 A must-download for nonprofit Twitterers!

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits was released in August 2011 and despite the rapid change occurring on the Social and Mobile Web, 90% of the content still rings true. below are 33 of must-read updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the next few weeks I’ll be making recommendations of which tools and trends in technology nonprofits should prioritize in 2013, but for this year’s post on New Year’s resolutions I wanted to get back to basics. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. It must be downloaded and is available only to nonprofit organizations.

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. But in the case of MySpace, I make an exception. And traffic from MySpace to my blog is way up.

10 Common Mistakes Made by Nonprofits on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For the past six years I have spent 50 to 60 hours a week utilizing Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, MySpace, LinkedIn, and Foursquare to promote nonprofits. That said, I have literally “liked,&# “followed&# and “friended&# more than 100,000 nonprofits.

Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Hire a Social Media Manager

Nonprofit Tech for Good

All that said, I know there are many nonprofit staff out there in the exact same position and it’s becoming increasingly clear that adding social media to a long list of job responsibilities is just not humanly possible. Social Media and Mobile Technology Webinars for Nonprofits.

A Short, Recent History of Nonprofit Website Design and Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit website design and online fundraising have dramatically changed in recent years due to the rapid rise of social media and mobile communications. Much of a nonprofit’s website traffic came from search engines thus a large quantity of content was placed on the home page.

50 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Many nonprofit professionals are overwhelmed by the all choices – and as the Mobile Web and related start-ups continue to grow, prepare to be mind-boggled by all the new technology options available to your nonprofit in coming years. That said, to be alerted of new resources for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0

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. Nonprofits use the sites to build their online brand and supporter base, and the companies in turn then benefit from having tens of thousands respectable, well-known nonprofits promoting their sites and tools to millions of supporters (a.k.a. 1) Facebook. 4) MySpace.

HOW TO: Upgrade Your Nonprofit’s Pinterest Profile to a Business Account

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new business accounts do not change the design or functionality of your nonprofit’s Pinterest profile, but it will give you access to new tools and case studies for brands as they become available. of the admin and your nonprofit. Nonprofit Organizations on Pinterest.

To the Small Nonprofits on the Social Web: 5,000 is the Magic Number

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I wrote about it in Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits : Communities begin to grow exponentially when they reach 5,000 members. I’ve observed this phenomenon on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Myspace, and Foursquare.

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Google+ and Nonprofits: No Worries If You Have Not Yet Been Invited!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For nonprofits, this is the biggest indicator that you are not missing anything yet. If your nonprofit has a blog hosted on Blogger and a digital library on Picassa , this could give you an edge on Google+. Related Links: Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits.

How Useful is Social Media to Nonprofits?

Frogloop

The big question nonprofits ask is, how useful is social media? In an attempt to help nonprofits answer that question, Idealware , in partnership with NOI , recently released " The Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide.". According to Idealware’s survey of over 750 nonprofit staffers: Almost 80% "think" that they reach new supporters using Facebook, Twitter, video sharing sites like YouTube, and blogging.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On the day that I submitted the final manuscript of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits to McGraw-Hill, Facebook launched Timeline for Pages. here are 22 of must-read updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits : 1.

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.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits was released in August 2011 and despite the rapid change occurring on the Social and Mobile Web, 90% of the content still rings true. below are 33 of must-read updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits.

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

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

22 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, blog, etc. Related Links: Social Media and Mobile Technology Webinars for Nonprofits.

The Most Common (Yet Completely Obvious) Mistake Made by Nonprofits on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Yet everyday on Twitter and (especially) Facebook nonprofits are sending out hundreds of thousands of Tweets and Status Updates with completely wrecked avatars. Facebook :: Needs Improvement. Facebook :: Example of Excellence.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Until recently the nonprofit pioneers of the Social Web had to mostly rely on their intuition that their social media campaigns were resulting in more dollars raised online, an increase in brand and cause awareness, and higher rates of volunteer recruitment and retention.

How Are Nonprofits Feeling About Social Media? Inspired? Bored? Overwhelmed?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blogger, LinkedIn and Myspace all launched in 2003. We’re almost a decade into using social media and yet one of the most striking realities when I give in-person social media trainings is the wide variety of experience of the nonprofits in the room.

5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits

SocialFish

You can manage Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Buzz, Myspace (do people actually use Myspace?) According to the About page: Causecast offers nonprofits free distributable fundraising tools, donation processing, an extensive resource library and access to the campaigns and CSR programs of its corporate clients. This is a guest post by Joe Yeoman, who is obsessively addicted to new web technologies and discussing them.

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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. If nonprofits have the goal of making more resources available to more people, what happens when the tools we're using seem to undermine those goals?

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.), This is especially true for small to medium-sized nonprofits.

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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.