Twitter Makes Profile Updates

Connection Cafe

For those of you who haven’t yet heard, your Twitter profile page just got a facelift, and many think that Twitter seems to have “borrowed” (to put it nicely) elements from other rival social networks to revamp its look. Now, you can make whatever assumptions you wish as far as where Twitters ideas came from; however one thing is for certain – the new Twitter layout has successfully made the social network extremely conducive to online marketing.

New and improved Facebook Profiles – a screen shot tour

John Haydon

will introduce Facebook’s new and improved profile for it’s 600+ million users. What you do for work, where you went to school, where you grew up, recent photos you were tagged in – all these are now located at the very top of your profile, where the tabs used to be. Everything else that use to be in the “Info&# tab is also listed by section on your profile’s home page: Philosophy. Will Official Pages look like the new Profiles?

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Facebook Profiles and Pages and Groups, oh my!

Wild Apricot

If questions from our readers are any indication, there’s still a lot of confusion about the differences between Facebook’s Profiles, Fan Pages, and Groups — and which of these might best suit a nonprofit’s social-networking plan. Facebook was conceived as a social network of individuals, so everything starts with the individual Profile. Every member has a Profile page, created automatically when the account is set up — it’s the basic unit of Facebook.

5 Simple Tips for a More Impressive Twitter Profile

John Haydon

Is your Twitter profile follow-worthy? Your Twitter profile very is different from many other social profiles. On Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks, you have lots of space for your bio, links, and other elements. The post 5 Simple Tips for a More Impressive Twitter Profile appeared first on John Haydon. Or are you unknowingly turning people away, leaving them confused or unimpressed?

Four Creative Uses of Facebook Profile Pics by Nonprofits on Facebook Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

First impressions are very important online, and the four nonprofits listed below have gone out of their way to make a strong one upon potential new Facebook Fans. Beyond the obvious graphic design work, what’s exceptionally clever is that they have created long vertical profile pics that when cropped in Status Updates produce a solid, square avatar that’s seen by their Fans in their News Feeds. Facebook

What is your Facebook Profile Photo Style?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We know that professional relationships are moving from the Rolodex to the social networks. LinkedIn is designed for specifically for business professional networking, while Facebook is a bit more casual. Yet, I do professional networking on Facebook and I'm noticing a number of colleagues are too. On Facebook, you need to set up an individual profile and if your organization has a presence on Facebook, no doubt you will be representing your organization. (Yes,

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Sold Activists’ Data That Turned Into Racial Profiling

Frogloop

How many social networks does your nonprofit have a presence on? And if you did read the TOS, did you understand the legal jargon and how each network uses your data and your constituents’ data? At the same time, your nonprofit is getting some engagement on social media and might even be raising a bit of money, so do you really need to be worried about what’s in these social networks’ TOS? Social Networking nptech Nonprofit research Social Justice

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

By working your network and projecting your values, you can get people excited about your campaign and grow the volunteer base that you need. This can include activists, religious leaders, artists, and philanthropists — anyone with a network and a vested interest in your community. These leaders will be able to connect you with their networks and amplify your nonprofits’ messaging online. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

11 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These basic LinkedIn Profile tips for nonprofit professionals serve as a foundation for when and if your nonprofit is ready to utilize LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages. That said, I do not cover personal LinkedIn Profiles in my upcoming webinar How Nonprofits Can Successfully Use Twitter and LinkedIn , but LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages are covered in detail in both the webinar and in the book. Fill Out Your Profile to “100 Percent Completeness”.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

EveryAction stores over 89 million "Action Profiles" of donors and supporters, which means that a significant number of EveryAction forms come pre-filled. This network effect makes EveryAction donation pages some of the highest-converting in the industry. The Audubon Society's Porter Mason said that EveryAction's network effect "increased conversion rates by a magnitude of 5x to 20x". #2. Match your contact records to nearly 100 social networks.

Is it illegal to give away social networking profiles in exchange for a donation to charity?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

However, I still have numerous profiles that could be very useful to a business that offers services to small businesses. I’d like to find a company that would be willing to donate to five of my favorite nonprofits in exchange for the profiles below. The donations would go directly to the nonprofits so there would be no cash transaction between myself and the buyer/donor which is illegal, or at the very least against the Terms of Service for Facebook, Twitter, etc.

LinkedIn Launches Volunteer and Causes Profiles

Frogloop

I love to see social networks carve out space to promote nonprofits, causes, and volunteering. Facebook integrates with Causes. And now LinkedIn, which has over 120 million members in over 200 countries and territories, has added a Volunteer and Causes section to users profiles. LinkedIn says that these new profile features focused on nonprofits will benefit organizations in three ways.

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. Which direction you go is tied to the goal of why you are using Facebook to begin with as we talked about above. Here are some specific Facebook tools: Edgerank.

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.” As part of that role, I was in charge of our various social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. In the foreward, Beth and Katie say that “measurement is the secret sauce; we provide the recipe.”

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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. Having an active profile shows that you’re paying attention, ready to engage, and creating content that provides value to your audience.

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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.

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. That alone should be reason enough to perk your ears up, make you investigate and cause you to think of ways to leverage the massive network of people who may want to hear from you. With the release of their new “ Subscriptions &# feature, Facebook has made it even more compelling to use the platform as a way to communicate, connect, engage and impact people.

11 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These basic LinkedIn Profile tips for nonprofit professionals serve as a foundation for when and if your nonprofit is ready to utilize LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages. That said, I do not cover personal LinkedIn Profiles in my upcoming webinar How Nonprofits Can Successfully Use Twitter and LinkedIn , but LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages are covered in detail in both the webinar and in the book. Fill Out Your Profile to “100 Percent Completeness”.

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. — We already know that Facebook is crushing it and that schools have an incredible opportunity to use the platform to deepen relationships with families, students and alumni. Are you using Facebook to it’s full potential? Your Facebook cover photo is prime real estate. Set up A few Apps (the Facebook Call-to-Action).

Did Facebook Just Change the Game for P2P Fundraising (Again)?

Connection Cafe

And then in 2006, Facebook happened. The secret sauce of P2P fundraising is and has always been networks. By tapping into their supporters’ networks, organizations engaging in P2P fundraising can exponentially expand their potential donor pools. People in these extended networks make donations to organizations they may have never considered supporting if not for the peer-to-peer request. So, is Facebook changing the game for P2P fundraising again?

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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. I have been having curmudgeonly thoughts about social networks in general. Time suck: Social networks are a time suck. Signing up for new ones, making profiles, adding friends, adding applications, etc.

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. Like many of us, Wendy uses her Facebook presence for both personally and professional reasons. As she notes on her profile in the "about me," I am the New Media Integrator for the American Red Cross.

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., Brands using personal profiles eventually and always becomes problematic and the clean-up and conversion process is usually messy, frustrating, and overly-complicated.

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. Profile Picture), Timeline Cover, and Tab Icons. First impressions are very important on social networks. Add an address to your page to add Facebook Location. Facebook Social Media

Deals with Twitter, Facebook and Search Engines

NCE Social Media

This week there has been quite a flurry of news for Twitter and Facebook. This will allow you to search social media profiles from your friends on social media networks connected to your Google profile. Bing, Facebook and Twitter now together. Tags: Tools bing facebook google twitter Bing , Microsoft’s search engine, announced a deal with the two social media tools to include their feeds in search results.

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Facebook the last frontier?

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 Facebook the last frontier? June 18, 2007 OK, so I finally drank the Facebook coolaid – and although it took me a long time to get around to, I have now realized how many people in the nptech field have already been on facebook for a while. And, if you’re already on facebook, add me as a friend.

KONY, Networked Nonprofits, and Transparency

Beth Kanter

On Tuesday, right before the KONY video exploded on the mainstreams and went viral online, my 6th grade son came home from school and announced, ”Did you know that there are more people on Facebook today compared to the number of people on the planet ten years ago? I immediately asked him how do you know that? Then I started to get emails from respected colleagues and a few hours later I saw references all over my friends Facebook newsfeeds and on Twitter.

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.

Facebook Ad Platform

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 Facebook Ad Platform November 13, 2007 It always takes me a bit to digest new Web 2.0 news, so I’m just now blogging about last week’s news that Facebook launched a new ad platform. The first part of the package is Facebook Fan Pages. That shows up in user’s news feeds, and in their profile.

An Explanation of all Four Facebook Ad Types [Chart]

John Haydon

Facebook ads differ from almost every other type of internet ad in at least two important ways: Facebook ads target the interests expressed by each user in their profile details, the Pages and Groups they like, and updates they post on their timeline (new job, new relationship, new baby, etc). Here’s a breakdown of the four different types of Facebook ads, with an example of each, plus a handy chart at the end of this post: 1. Do you want more Facebook Page fans?

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Lame spam of the day: Digg + Facebook

Robert Weiner

I've seen two versions of this spam claiming to be verification of Facebook social sharing on Digg. One said it's a Facebook verification, the other a Digg verification. Version 1: Sender: Facebook Verification (registration@datonet.at). Text: Thank you for registering with us at Facebook Social. Your profile has two different views reachable through clickable tabs: • View My Profile: see your profile as your network does.

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SXSW: Future of Social Networks

Amy Sample Ward

“Social networks will be like air.&#. 3 things need to make social networks like air: Identity - who are you? facebook/ facebook connect. professional v personal = two profiles. pick your friends once - social networking fatigue. calendar, call, sms, facebook, twitter, address book = level of closeness of social data. facebook? “fan&# doesn’t mean “endorsement’ “network neighbor&#.

Toyota NZ launches Facebook charity giveaway | Fundraising & Philanthropy Australasia Magazine

AFP Blog

Toyota NZ launches Facebook charity giveaway | Fundraising & Philanthropy Australasia Magazine : 5 charities around New Zealand will receive a free Toyota Corolla at the conclusion of the Japanese car company’s clever social media campaign. Greg Johnson reveals how this corporate is reaching into the networks of the nation’s charities.

A goodbye to Facebook and LinkedIn?

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 A goodbye to Facebook and LinkedIn? August 7, 2007 I’ve been experimenting with the non-content centered social networking sites LinkedIn and Facebook for a while now. I’ve been playing with LinkedIn for probably a year, Facebook only for a couple of months. 1 trackback } The Better Scoial Network 08.24.07

Monetizing My Social Network

Robert Weiner

Last month I posted about how Facebook was making money by datamining my friends. Today I received spam from a site called Frens Zone that will allow me to make money off my social network. You even earn points when other members view your profile. Why should Facebook make all the money, just because they built a cool app that people actually want to use? I can. earn instant cash by just referring your friends. The more you referred, the more you earn.

Why don’t my friends like me on Facebook?

Connection Cafe

But lately, I've noticed an interesting trend: I post something on Facebook that I think is fascinating, hilarious, or some deep revelation into the mysterious world of Miriam Kagan, and my social sphere reacts in.dead silence. So we start with the industry-wide best practices: How many people like you on Facebook? A little trickier, but doable, is calculating your most engaged supporters' social media reach: if they repost your post, how big is their network?

10th Annual Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s Nonprofit Leadership Forum

Amy Sample Ward

Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or something else, you don’t have to be satisfied with a feeling: use your organization’s strategic plan to identify real goals and then track the data to show your impact. Description : As our networks expand, our profiles get more public, and our work requires a human face, where do we draw the line between personal and professional identities online? Date :October 24-25, 2012. Location : Lexington, KY.

'Sector's Facebook' launched - Third Sector

AFP Blog

Sector's Facebook' launched - Third Sector: "Sector's Facebook' launched By Indira Das-Gupta, Third Sector Online, 7 December 2007 MyCharityPage, a new website billed as the sector's answer to Facebook, is being launched to enable charities to network with one another, engage supporters and fundraise more effectively. The website encourages users to build profile pages explaining their.

Don’t Merge Your Nonprofit Facebook Page With Places Page

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, we heard from Ivan Boothe about a concern with merging Facebook pages with Facebook Places. He agreed to write a guest post. Guest Post: Don’t Merge Your Nonprofit Facebook Page With Places Page by Ivan Boothe. If you’re a nonprofit with a mailing address, you may have already received the card in the mail from Facebook: An invitation to claim your organization’s Facebook Places page. What’s in it for Facebook?

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The Scoop on Facebook's Changes

Frogloop

Facebook has launched some great new features and analytics that are impacting nonprofits. To help nonprofits navigate these opportunities on Facebook, Care2 held a terrific webinar this week entitled Keeping up with Facebook’s Changes (and “Liking” it!) During the webinar the panelists discussed how nonprofits should be adapting and using Facebook’s new features. Keeping up with Facebook's Changes (and 'Liking' it!).

How To Hide That Facebook Newsfeed Ticker

Beth Kanter

We are hours away from Facebook’s anticipated announcement of platform changes (integrated music, video, e-commerce?), there are already some changes in place with personal profiles – and the ability to subscribe, changes in the way the newsfeed works, and the news ticker that streams your friends updates. Facebook has made some changes in the brand pages as well – such as removing the ability to automate content because they want you to interact.

Facebook Groups Get a Page-style Makeover

Wild Apricot

Facebook has just begun to introduce a new design for its Groups application that looks a lot more like Pages and personal Profiles. Giving Groups a Stronger Voice" should be good news for the many nonprofit folks frustrated by the limitations of Facebook Groups, compared to what the spiffy new Fan Pages offer.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech online community Social networking Facebook Non-profit Communications social media

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Facebook friend request or old fashion spam?

John Haydon

You may have noticed a slightly different message on when friending certain people on Facebook. Here we have an example of your garden-variety friend request popup: And here we have a variation of that same popup: Facebook knows spam culture. It seems that through a spam-filterer algorithm, Facebook is able to identify users who are more likely to receive friend requests from people who actually don’t know the user. Facebook Tips facebook page spam

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