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.

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.

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

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.

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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

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. 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.

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

Amy Sample Ward

There’s been quite a lot of talk in the last year about the opportunities for fundraising online, generally, as well as the best practices for organizations leveraging social media for campaigns (as well as the idea to use free tools to raise money in hard economic times).

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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.

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.

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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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

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 is new tool definitely worth exploring.

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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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LinkedIn suits up

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 LinkedIn suits up December 10, 2007 LinkedIn, the serious MBA wielding brother to the Facebook fratboy and the MySpace rockergrrl, is really putting on the suit now. It all sounds like LinkedIn wants to pull all of those people who have been migrating to Facebook back into their fold, with the idea that LinkedIn is serious about business.

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.

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.

Facebook and Nonprofits: Success Stories? ROI?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I like Facebook. But I am a fan of my favorite nonprofits on Facebook. I have donated to nonprofits that I have seen on Facebook (on their website). I do like Facebook and I like nonprofits on Facebook. But I must confess that I sometimes think that Facebook is overrated as a communications and community-building tool. I created and manage the Nonprofit Organization Facebook Page. New Year, new Facebook success stories, new strategies.

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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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Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

Connection Cafe

The panelists each described a handful of tools to help with online communication, specifically for nonprofit causes and social activism. Some website tools: 1. The tools and points she covered included: Social Networks.

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

Frogloop

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!"

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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5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits

SocialFish

Jason Fitzpatrick from Lifehacker mused that “WorkFlowy is a one-list-to-rule-them-all organization tool.”. For non-profits, WorkFlowy has to be the mother of all web tools. You can manage Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Buzz, Myspace (do people actually use Myspace?) They supply non-profits with promotion, fundraising tools, and an extensive resource library. For inner office engagements, I love it as a tool to just feel connected.

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10 Social Media Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (and How To Track Them)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

“A survey of 200 charity and foundation professionals revealed that nonprofits are finding it difficult to determine how valuable social media tools are for their organizations. Many donors may not feel comfortable donating directly through social media apps and widgets (yet), but they do feel comfortable clicking to your “Donate Now&# page on your website from a link posted on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc. Facebook/YouTube/MySpace Comments and Twitter Mentions.

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WeAreMedia: Social Networks - Build the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Nielsen Online The We Are Media Festival of Tools is starts the last week of work on the Nonprofit Social Media Toolbox with a focus on social networking tools and widgets and apps.   The top social networking sites include some familiar names - Myspace and Facebook.

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. Study each one, sign up for their services if you can, and then we’ll all learn together over the next 2-3 years how to effectively use these tools.

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Questions from Trends Worth Following: Tools for Advanced Social Media Users

Idealware

When we led our free class, Trends Worth Following: Tools for Advanced Social Media Users , on Tuesday, we had a tough time sticking to our ambitious one hour time limit. We want to reach older Americans, yet what you just stated is that not many older Americans use Facebook. In fact I think that Facebook is probably the right platform for your organization. We are seeing increasing numbers of individuals aged 50 and older joining Facebook.

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Five Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Measure Social Media ROI (Return on Investment)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A common mistake is to assume that because a person is “young&# and has been using Facebook for years to stay in touch with friends and family, then they must be good at using social media for branding an organization. What websites were your visitors on right before they visited your site [Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace]? Are you correctly using the “Links&# and “Static FBML&# Apps on Facebook?

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

Frogloop

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.

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?

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.

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. You can learn more at Ammado’s Facebook Page.

Social Media is Going Mobile, and So Should Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are more than 65 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices and that number grows daily. MySpace estimates that 50% of its Website traffic will be mobile within 24 months. Many of those texts are being sent via Tweets on Twitter and Status Updates on Facebook. The tool set is amazing and they get good reviews, but most small to medium sized nonprofits can’t afford their services.

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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Internet Strategy on the Cheap: Tools and Resources

Have Fun - Do Good

We've compiled a list of Tools and Resources to share with participants, and thought that you might enjoy seeing it as well.

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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

Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Beaconfire Wire

Facebook , LinkedIn , MySpace , and Twitter do that just fine. Elgg did not want to be yet another blogging or discussion board tool, especially when there are excellent tools for both. boston cambridge conference elgg facebook linkedin myspace Twitter

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.

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

Frogloop

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 this mean you should abandon MySpace altogether?

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GreenPeace: An Example in Connecting with your Supporters

Amy Sample Ward

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the issues highlighted by Causes leaving MySpace and ideablob suddenly shutting down. Greenpeace International on facebook. Tags: case studies action data example facebook greenpeace