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

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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.

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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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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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.), Texting can be a powerful tool if it is done well, but annoying to supporters if it is not.

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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.

Toobla, new tool to check out!

NCE Social Media

Toobla is a brand new social bookmarking tool and I was very impressed! Content of any kind can be collected into online folders that users can then easily share with friends via Twitter, Facebook, email or elsewhere on the social web. Users can also create their own mashups of their favorite content, putting multiple things into a single widget which they can post to their blog, MySpace, Facebook or any site online. Tags: Tools bookmarking social toobla

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.

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.

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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.

Top 8 Social Media Tracking Tools - 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!" What tools should they use?

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

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There’s a lot of Google+ euphoria right now and postulations of Google+ being a Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn killer. No doubt Google is a great company that provides an astounding amount of free, exceptionally useful tools to nonprofits, but a Google-only Social Web?

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.

Social Media: What To Do If Your Boss Doesn’t Get It

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At the time, nonprofits were primarily only using Myspace and YouTube. Though Facebook had gone public nine months previous, Facebook Groups were only just beginning to be used as community-building tools by nonprofits and Facebook Pages didn’t exist yet. The media had made Myspace, and social networking in general, out to be dangerous, life-threatening even. Executives were terrified by the legal implications of using social networking tools.

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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.

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. One of the core principles in community engagement is to use the tools your community is using. If they are using the tool, then join them.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2008, the WWF was on Myspace and likely utilizing a Facebook Group and YouTube Channel, but those tools had not yet become integrated into their website design.

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. Posting more than one status update a day on Facebook. I am a big believer that less is more on Facebook.

11 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They usually have the staff, passion, resources, and training necessary to make a new tool succeed if it has any possibility of succeeding. Make new friends (Google+) and keep the old (Myspace). They move with you from one site to the next and maybe in the case of Myspace, back again.