2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

NetWits

Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. The report is packed with insights into how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their marketing, communications and fundraising strategies.

Nonprofits Value a Facebook Like at $214.81

NetWits

While we were there, Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge released the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Facebook Fan or Supporter). At the end of the day, calculating the real value of a Facebook Like or Twitter Follower is tough.

Networking

ASU Lodestar Center

Networking. It’s simple: networking is necessary to progress at any level in business and is especially paramount for nonprofit leaders. Networking helps build a professional reputation backed by a cadre of supporters and believers. Sentari Minor networking

How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook. This year, Alan invited me to present a webinar for participants in the Marcus Institute Digital Education for the Arts on how Networked Nonprofits use Facebook. Networked Nonprofits practice deep engagement techniques on Facebook.

Fake Facebook Friends and the CIA

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last night I received a Facebook friend request from an old friend and accepted it. I quickly checked, and found that (of course) I already was Facebook friends with my old friend. Facebook has a handy way of reporting this exact problem and the fake account was suspended within minutes. So, my advice: if an old friend reaches out to you on Facebook, someone who really should already be a Facebook friend, it's probably not your friend.

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

You’re probably already aware that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events , breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. But did you know that Facebook now lets some nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast

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6 Strategies to Grow Your Nonprofit Email List with Facebook

John Haydon

If you’re like most nonprofits, Facebook is your top social network to engage supporters and increase awareness about your nonprofit. However, like most nonprofits, you’ve probably had your fair share of frustrations with Facebook. Facebook giveth and Facebook taketh away.

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Facebook's resistance to RNIB's advert poses questions for charity campaigns | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

AFP Blog

Facebook's resistance to RNIB's advert poses questions for charity campaigns | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian : "he news that Facebook had banned the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) latest campaign advert about sight loss raises questions about the future of charity adverts on the social media platform. Facebook claimed the ad was “degrading” and broke its guidelines on language." 'via

Facebook Fundraising Tools Now Allow Monthly Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the soon-to-be-released 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report , 18% of donors worldwide have donated to a nonprofit through Facebook Fundraising Tools. Of those, 40% say they are very likely to donate again directly through Facebook. Social Media Facebook Fundraising

Facebook is Great, but Does it Really Work for Fundraising?

NetWits

This week ReadWriteWeb shed some light on the ineffectiveness of social networks to aid in customer acquisition (see graph below). “Of the 24 companies interviewed (in Forrester study ), only 7% cited social networking as one of their most effective sources for customer acquisition.

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4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

Connection Cafe

When looking for the best platform with multi-level engagement, I find that Facebook still has the advantage over other social platforms. Here are some observations from one Gen Why-er on how to strengthen Millennial volunteer engagement and funding through Facebook: Have an active presence.

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Nonprofits! This Is How to Use Facebook’s Fundraising Tools

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Through a process of trial and error, the Beagle Freedom Project is learning how to effectively use Facebook’s Fundraising Tools and they are being rewarded with more than likes and hearts – their followers are donating! Of those, 62% say Facebook is the most inspiring.

Book Review: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

Amy Sample Ward

I recently got my copy of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine. One that really speaks to me is the point that “measurement helps nonprofits understand and improve their social networks.”

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ActionSprout and Facebook to Give Away $2M in Facebook Ads

Frogloop

ActionSprout is teaming up with Facebook, and giving away $2M in Facebook advertising credits to 2,000 nonprofits. Could this new experiment between ActionSprout and Facebook lead to a longer term Facebook ad grants program? Social Networking nptech

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Facebook: Is it Worth your Nonprofit’s Time?

NetWits

How much time should your nonprofit spend engaging with their “fans” on Facebook? Idealware who surveyed over 500 nonprofit staff members about their Facebook usage and goals may have answers to some of the questions organizations have been seeking. Facebook Increases Event Turnout.

Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

The session focused on using core social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to raise awareness and inspire others as a volunteer. On Facebook , as a volunteer you will need to consider the options of using your personal profile, creating a page, or starting a group.

How Networked Nonprofit Use Facebook SMARTly

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook Smart.ly. My Facebook page is a focus group or channel for research. This post summarizes the knowledge shared by many nonprofit folks on how to use Facebook effectively. 1: Create a Facebook culture inside your organization.

Facebook Live For Nonprofits: How Live Streaming Helped One Org Raise Almost $100K

Connection Cafe

There’s a lot of talk about the ways nonprofits can use Facebook to raise money — live streaming fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. How Facebook live helped keep their audience engaged (and raise $100K).

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Facebook Subscriptions: 8 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Pay Attention

NetWits

So, how does Facebook fit into all of this? Facebook is a communications platform with close to a billion users. Your Special Event Director /Manager can hype your next event to the Facebook world. How do you see Facebook subscriptions working for your organization?

Infographic: Facebook Posting Tips

Frogloop

Does your nonprofit struggle with figuring out what percentage of your Facebook content should be promotional VS sharing other content from news or blog sites? What Facebook content tips have worked best for your nonprofit? Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey

NetWits

I just got an email from Holly Ross, the Executive Director of the Non-profit Technology Network – better known as NTEN. What’s the Nonprofit Social Networking Survey? Facebook, Twitter); average community size in Twitter rose 627% to 1,792.

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A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works

NetWits

In my last session as part of the Schools out for Summer Series I took a deep dive into how Schools can get the most out of Facebook. Are you using Facebook to it’s full potential? Your Facebook cover photo is prime real estate.

The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It made me wonder about the similarities and differences between “systems” and “networks.” ” June Holley , guru of network weaving, said “ Big overlap! ” By this definition, Network Weavers are system thinkers, if not system leaders as well.

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10 Facebook Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With more than 1 billion active users, Facebook is the largest social network in the world. Without a doubt your nonprofit’s supporters use Facebook on a regular basis. Therefore, Facebook Pages should be your first priority and entry into social networking.

Will Open Source Social Networks Eventually Replace Facebook?

Frogloop

When Facebook launched their Open Graph API last month they thought they had revolutionized their platform. But Facebook crossed a privacy line again and has infuriated some of its most passionate users. In March, Facebook had more traffic than Google in the US.

Women Rule Social Networks

Frogloop

Did you know that women also dominate social networks? According to a Pew study, in 2008 women comprised 53% of social networking site users. Over the past two years, women have increased their social networking usage and now comprise 56% of the social networking consumer base. Men’s social networking user base has dropped to 47%. The study said that Linkedin is the only social networking site where men dominate.

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?

Who is on Social Networking Sites?

NonProfit Trends

Emerging Trends Interactive Facebook Pew Internet & American Life Project Social Media Twitter

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked NGOs and Social Media Integrated Into Organizational Communications. In addition, we will be using a wiki to showcase learning and a private Facebook group for daily contact and “just in time” support. Day 2: Certificates Awarded To Senior Staff Attendees.

28 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join

Wild Apricot

I’ve found that nonprofit Facebook Groups are a great way to network with members of other nonprofits. That’s why I’ve created this list of the top 28 nonprofit Facebook Groups, so you know where to go. Facebook facebook-groupsThey can also help answer those sticky questions that you just can’t Google the answer to.

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Is Facebook Good for Fundraising?

Frogloop

The topic of this particular podcast was how nonprofits can best use Facebook. One thing Tony and I talked about was the difference between fundraising with Facebook and collecting donations with Facebook and how understanding the difference is absolutely critical.

The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, this week they will attend a workshop at LinkedIn where LinkedIn employees will coach them on online networking tips and taking advantage of the platform for online networking. Don’t announce where you are right now on Twitter or Facebook.

How Diverse are Social Networks?

Frogloop

traffic it’s social networks networks like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter that dominate, according to Quantcast, one of the biggest analytics companies for measuring websites. Women dominate on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The most diverse social network is YouTube. Facebook: Facebook has over 800 million users worldwide according to Facebook , but their monthly U.S. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

Are Facebook Videos Dominating YouTube?

Frogloop

Let''s flashback to 2013 when Facebook announced in a blog post that they''d start autoplaying videos: Since September, we’ ve been testing a way to make videos more engaging on Facebook , and as a result we’ ve seen views, likes, shares and comments increase more than 10 percent. Marketers will be able to use this new format to tell their stories to a large number of people on Facebook in a short amount of time – with high-quality sight, sound and motion.

Why Your Nonprofit Should Use the Facebook Donate Button

Frogloop

Drumroll, please… Facebook recently rolled out their Donate button for nonprofit pages. Social Networking Online Fundraising

The Networked NGO in India

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This was the launch of a peer learning group called “ The Networked NGO ,” based on the ideas in my book, The Networked Nonprofit. The four-day intensive face-to-face training was for senior level staff and their social media staffers. Networked Nonprofit Networks Training Desig

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Facebook Scandal: Why Email Matters NOW More Than Ever

John Haydon

No doubt you’ve heard that Facebook and Cambridge Analytica used micro-targeted ads to influence US citizens’ voting decisions. Pretty scary stuff, from the social brand that “wants the world more open and connected” Will people leave Facebook in droves?

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. In a sector where we are always trying to do more with less, we can’t be fooled into thinking our strategies for engagement on online networks can be cut and pasted from one space to the next.

New Study: Investing in Facebook is a Waste of Time

Frogloop

For the past few years, nonprofits have spent a lot of resources on building their Facebook page presence. Many social media strategists and the media told nonprofits and businesses that email was dying and that FREE social networks like Facebook would be king of communications.

The social network commitment

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Getting involved in a social network, whether it be something like Facebook or Myspace, or a content-connected social network like flickr or delicious (I’m starting to get used to writing that without the dots,) is pretty easy. What I have learned, though, is that a social network is only as good as something that you have absolutely no control over: how many of your real friends and colleagues use it. LinkedIN : The professional, serious, network.

Facebook Co-Founder Is Building a Social Network for Non-Profits [VIDEO]

AFP Blog

Facebook Co-Founder Is Building a Social Network for Non-Profits [VIDEO]: "A few hours after (RED) CEO Susan Smith Ellis kicked off the Mashable & 92Y Social Good Summit by saying that she thought someone needed to create a social network specifically for connecting people to non-profit organizations, Facebook Co-founder Chris Hughes took the stage to say he was building it

Facebook Tests Giving Platform - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

Facebook Tests Giving Platform - TheNonProfitTimes : Facebook Tests Giving Platform - 01/24/2013 Facebook rolled out an experimental giving platform that allows users to donate $25 to any of a dozen charities. The social networking platform might expand the program later in 2013. For many people on Facebook, it might be the first time they’re considering a contribution or have discovered the work of a nonprofit.

Nonprofit Social Network By Facebook Co-Founder To Launch In 2010

John Haydon

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes announced at yesterday’s Social Good Summit that he is building a social networking site designed to build and nurture long-term relationships between people and nonprofit organizations. How is this different from Facebook?