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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. The time required to be active on those social networks is time well spent. Quit a Social Network.

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. I have been having curmudgeonly thoughts about social networks in general. Time suck: Social networks are a time suck. There is no question that the social networking space is evolving.

Using Social Networks to Recruit Employees

NetWits

One creative solution is social networking. Social networking technology” is the term used to describe websites that allow members to use their personal and business relationships for networking, hiring, and obtaining references. 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.

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.

Social Networking Strategies: The Limits of Cutting and Pasting

Amy Sample Ward

My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up on the opinion blog – you can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR blog or read the full post below. —– 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. If they are using the tool, then join them.

Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Beaconfire Wire

Last week, it was brought to my attention that Elgg–an open source Social Networking Platform–was holding a conference on Social Media for Education, and a more specific conference on Elgg. Facebook , LinkedIn , MySpace , and Twitter do that just fine.

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. Tools Web 2.0 Tools Tags: Networks Social Networking Web 2.0

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

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 now hear from homegrown social networks and what they have to offer local nonprofits. What are the best examples of social networking use?

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.

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.

Social Networking Communities Are Migrant Communities

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social networking communities are migrant communities. 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.

Digital Web Magazine - Portable Social Networks, The Building Blocks Of A Social Web

AFP Blog

Digital Web Magazine - Portable Social Networks, The Building Blocks Of A Social Web: "Social networks as we know them—MySpace, Facebook, Twitter—each keep identity and personal relationships separate from one another. Every time you join a network, that information has to be duplicated, by hand, by you. It’s a familiar process, but in 2008 we have the tools to break that trend

Inside the Non Profit Social Networking Survey

FI Space

A few weeks ago, I received a link to “ NonProfit Social Network Survey &# - an effort focused on analyzing how nonprofits are using social media and networking tools to connect with their supporters and raise money. AB: That the average Facebook Cause had only generated $500.00 while house social networks have been generating $10,000 or more over the last year. MySpace growth has flattened out, Facebook has picked up significantly.

Social Network Tracker: How to Find your Supporters on Social Networks

Frogloop

Ever wanted to find out where your donors and activists are hanging out on social networks so you can continue deepening your relationsips with your supporters and foster more two-way conversations? Help spread the word about your organizations or cause to their personal network.

What Social Network Demographics Mean for You - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Social Networking Inside and Out

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There was a great question about social networking and representing one's organization posted on the Social Networking Affinity Group at NTEN by K.E: When asked about social news sites like Digg, Jonathon says: "The type of things we post regularly on Digg and Netscape and Newsvine are real-world events, announcements, and discoveries ??? Something to lobby Facebook for, and we at NTEN are in touch with them about this already.

Beaconfire Survey: Social Networks | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

Transcript: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Tech Soup Blog

If you missed The Chronicle of Philanthropy's June 23 online discussion Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes , the transcript is now available. The discussion featured: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization's voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon. Tools

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

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.

What Social Network Demographics Mean for You - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Mobile Social Networks Get a Boost - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Causes and Ideablob: Who Owns Your Social Networking Data?

Tech Soup Blog

Continuing on last week's discussion about Causes leaving MySpace, TechSoup's own Amy has written an interesting guest post on Sean Stannard-Stockton's Tactical Philanthropy blog. She gets at some of the big questions nonprofits should be asking about the tools we're using. Tools

Online Discussion on June 23: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Tech Soup Blog

This Tuesday The Chronicle of Philanthropy will host another free online discussion about how nonprofits can use social media. The speakers include: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization's voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon. Tools Tags: Social Networking Web 2.0

How do Social Networks applications incorporate the ladder of engagement?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I found this slideshare show by Michael Weiksner, BJ Fogg, and Xing Kin Lui from a class at Stanford called " Creating Engaging Applications on Facebook." The visual shows the results of a pattern analysis of the 100 most popular Facebook applications (video of lecture here ).

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.

WeAreMedia Module 5: Social Networks (and widgets) for Community Building, Taking Action and/or Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NTEN's WeAreMedia project has been discussing and building six tactical modules on social media - the practical tips and resources you need before you start to focus on the tools. Sharing Your Story Social Media Style. Photo by Mill Zero.

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

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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

I'm going to riff on Ivan's advice, " You Don't Have To Be Everywhere" (like Mastercard) After an organization has identified an audience, objective, and strategy, a question that often comes up: What social networks should we establish our presence on?

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Social Networks for Social Change: Ivan Boothe Knows What He Is Talking About!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Using Social Networks for Social Change: Facebook, MySpace and More View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Ivan Boothe helped start the Genocide Intervention Network in 2004, and was responsible for communications, web development and social networking strategy. We use it to go where people are already organizing against genocide, and give them tools to do so effectively.

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. MySpace don’t play that!

Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin: Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 0)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Steve MacLaughlin, publisher of Connections For a while now I've been talking with a lot of nonprofits about using social media and social networking in their organizations. Lots of tools. Will people give through Facebook? Social networking matters.

Peter Campbell: Can you Detail Your Deep Twitter Thoughts on Future of Social Networks?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I thought Peter was saying Twitter will replace Facebook/Myspace or social networks. Flickr Photo. That's this Peter Campbell.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Social Networking Tip #2: Establish A Routine and Stick To It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been doing research for an article I'm writing for TechSoup about social networking tips, tricks, and tools -- once you've made the decision that it is right for your organization, how maintain a socnet presence without it being a huge black hole?

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

Amy Sample Ward

Earlier this week, an announcement on the Causes Application blog broke the news that over $20 Million has been donated since May 2007 via donors using the social networking application. You can read more about the MySpace/Facebook move here , here , and here.).

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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.

Org Charts: Social Networking for the At-Work Set

Museum 2.0

They are the basis for a social network of professionals. And now that social networking tools and software are advanced enough to express complex relationships between people, projects, and ideas, we should be integrating these technologies into our workplaces.

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