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From Promoted Pins to Social Profiles on Google: What’s New in Social Media

SocialFish

Facebook Calls-to-Action. Facebook is getting chummy with the old standby by introducing a call to action button for business pages. According to Facebook, it worked for Dollar Shave Club, who saw a reported 2.5x Social Profiles on Google.

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.

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. Yes you can claim that anyone has the power to blog, but that's really only the people who have access to the tools and the time and the empowerment. Tools

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. It also allows you to stop having to use a personal profile as a brand (i.e.,

Top 8 Social Media Tracking Tools - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" What tools should they use?

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

NCE Social Media

In addition to all the tools that came with the basic service, all nonprofits can now: 1) Create Actions, including email petitions that can empower and expand your base of supporters. 4) Link to your profiles on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Finally, you may have noticed that a number of organizations such as Amnesty International [link] have branded headers for their profiles. This is an email I got today that I wanted to share with our readers.

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.

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.

What are your tips for using your social networking profile for professional work?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I think of Facebook as a middle ground between business and pleasure, sort of MySpace for post-adolescents or LinkedIn for professional late adopters like me. David Carr, NY Times That quote made me think of Wendy Harman's Facebook Profile.

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 Profile. Profile at: re.vu/heathermansfield.

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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 is a free, do-it-yourself infographic creation tool.

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Whats Your Groundswell Social Technographics Profile: I'm A Creator

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Discover Your Groundswell Social Technographics Profile Your Result: Creator. Discover Your Groundswell Social Technographics Profile See All Our Quizzes. For the past year or so, I've included this visual based on Forester Research Social Technographics profile information. They've built a profile tool over at the blog that lets you plug in some very general demographic information and get a summary of the percentage of profile types that fit that demographic.

What Tools Are You Using for Listening, Engaging, and Social Media Management?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Based on the discussion threads in my Facebook page , I’ve updated my mega list of tools in my social media listening and engaging instructional wiki. Here’s a couple of new tools I’ve been exploring: RowFeeder should be in your spreadsheet aerobics routine.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

I had the great honor of moderating the panel Tools Galore in Online Communications: From Google Earth to Wiki’s and Twitter this panel will give you the nuts and bolts of the latest tools organizations can utilize to ramp up their next online campaign. Here’s a run through of the Tools Galore session. See the slide deck below and notes from the panelists: WomenWhoTech: Tools Galore. Idealware.org has reviews of many of these tools as well.

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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.

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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.

5 Online Fundraising Tools: Tools 4 Your Mission Part 2/3

Tech Soup Blog

five tools that make fundraising easy, effective, economic, and even. some unique Facebook tools too, including the popular "wish" application, with which users can encourage their Facebook friends to donate.

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Now Nonprofits Outside the U.S. and Canada Can Fundraise on Facebook Too

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Since the popular Facebook fundraising App Causes was built using GuideStar’s database of nonprofits in the United States and Canada, only nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada can utilize Causes’ fundraising tools. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Ammado is a social network just like Facebook or MySpace, but whose primary focus is to empower people and nonprofits worldwide to fundraise and donate online. 2) After your nonprofit is approved, you then create a profile.

The Coming Wave of Web 2.0 Consultants and Vendors - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Social Networking and Web Tools for Chicago Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Networking and Web Tools for Chicago Nonprofits. You already know Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn et al???now The majority of the room had experience in social networking sites and tools, both personally and for their organization. What are some specific tools you like?

Tools Galore in Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" Idealware.org has reviews of many of these tools as well.

MySpace.com: A Place for Donors? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" Does their profile have an e-mail capture box on it?

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The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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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. Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram were no-brainers. I will use it as content discovery tool (primarily infographics), but not as a marketing tool.

Organizations and Tweeting Robots (Twitter, Facebook)

Beaconfire Wire

I’ve elaborated substantially to show you that there is a way that individuals and organizations can use this tool to keep their relations better informed. Here’s what I tell non-technical people: Twitter is like an away message in AIM, a status message in Facebook, Linked In, or MySpace, and what you tell people what is on your mind or what you about to do when people ask you. to update my Facebook, Plaxo , LinkedIn , Twitter, Gtalk, and AIM Statuses.

Webinar Shows Social Media with Volunteers in Action

Tech Soup Blog

On April 14, TechSoup presented a webinar on using social media tools to support, involve, and recruit volunteers. The webinar, hosted by Jayne Cravens and Erin Barnhart , focused on four tools to use with volunteers — Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogs — with an emphasis that the recommendations could be adapted for any social networking tool, including those that may replace these four as most popular in the future.

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Back to School, Back Online

Amy Sample Ward

Amongst 11-25 year olds, Facebook is trailed by Bebo (28%), MySpace (25%), Twitter (12%), MSN (9%), YouTube (2%) and “other” (4%). First, what the research does not mean: Don’t jump into Facebook immediately! This post originally written September 8, 2009.

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Ideablob says “Goodbye”

Amy Sample Ward

For the last week, there’s been a rich discussion about Causes and the way that it abruptly, without much notice, left MySpace (deleting all of the related content, connections, communications, etc.). (To

Social Networking Strategies: The Limits of Cutting and Pasting

Amy Sample Ward

—– Google+, the social network launched by Google nearly 5 months ago, has recently opened up the platform to organizations and brands with a profile type akin to the options for individuals and Pages on Facebook. Those same early adopters and others have now jumped right in to create an official profile for their organization in Google+, with many sharing some concerns or complaints about the options and functionality available.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Finally, Google+ Entity Profiles will launch after the release of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits , so please consider this blog post a supplement to the book. A Google Account is different from a Google Profile. Create a Google Profile.

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What is private? What is public?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

June 10, 2008 Today, someone on the progressive exchange list asked about a tool called Rapleaf. Rapleaf digs into the usual social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace, etc.), I don’t know whether to be sad or proud that RapLeaf finds only my Facebook profile and no demos.

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Social Networking Communities Are Migrant Communities

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They move with you to The Next Big Thing i.e., from MySpace to Facebook to Twitter to Foursquare. I first got on MySpace in February 2006 when I created a portal to Nonprofit Organizations on MySpace. I was very reluctant to move over to Facebook.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

1) Google+ is deleting profiles that are being converted in brand pages. However, “sometime later this year&# Google+ will launch profiles for brands. In the meantime, Google will actively seek out and delete user-profiles that have been converted to brand profiles.

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Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping

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 Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping October 1, 2007 I was reading Deborah Finn’s curmugeonly post about Facebook. Signing up for new ones, making profiles, adding friends, adding applications, etc. As I said in a post a while back, I know that Facebook is getting far more from my time spent on Facebook than I do.

Ideablob says “Goodbye”

Amy Sample Ward

For the last week, there’s been a rich discussion about Causes and the way that it abruptly, without much notice, left MySpace (deleting all of the related content, connections, communications, etc.). (To

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Readers understand that one era compliments and empowers the previous one and that the set of tools associated with each era are not meant to be replaced by the tools indicative of the the era that follows. Chapter 2 :: Deciding What Social Media Tools to Use.

Your organization's social networking strategy doesn't have to be like mastercard - you don't have to be everywhere!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You need to do some listening first - after setting up an individual profile, the search feature is your best friend or you may consider paid research services. Anyway, I like the tool that lets you check out a bunch of social networks at once to see if your name has been taken.

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Guest Post: Measuring Social Media with Multichannel Integration and Meaningful Metrics

Connection Cafe

Recently, Shabbir Imber Safdar , author of the TruthyPR blog and Shayna Englin of Englin Consulting LLC published an eBook entitled "Is Your Nonprofit Facebook Page Worth It? Analytics and Measurement Techniques" (free to download) that's chock full of Facebook-specific nonprofit examples, measurement techniques and recommendations on the types of measurement programs organizations should have in place. What should they be doing differently on Facebook to improve their results?

Social Networks for Market Research

Idealware

I asked Brian to chat with me because I knew he had been using MySpace to reach his audience, and I was curious as to how that was going. During several online seminars I've conducted, there are always participants who quickly dismissed MySpace, as more and more people are moving towards more popular sites like Facebook. With Causes ditching MySpace, and growth in the social network slowing down, many nonprofits seem hesitant to consider using it.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Readers understand that one era compliments and empowers the previous one and that the set of tools associated with each era are not meant to be replaced by the tools indicative of the the era that follows. Chapter 2 :: Deciding What Social Media Tools to Use.

10 Fun and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They get lots of Thumbs Up on Facebook too. IconsPedia : A great source for free icons to use on your website, blog, Facebook Page, in your e-mail newsletter, etc. 4096 Color Wheel : A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, etc. Creative Commons on Flickr : A great source for images for your organization’s website, blog, e-newsletter, social networking profiles, etc.

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Using Social Networks to Recruit Employees

NetWits

At Blackbaud, we have turned to sites such as LinkedIn ®, MySpace ®, Facebook ™, and Spoke to build social networks designed to attract candidates that may not be actively looking for a job. LinkedIn® users create profiles and build their networks by inviting friends and past and present colleagues to join their social networks. Typically, we search for a specific profile and reach out to potential candidates through InMail.