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.

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. Nonprofit Tech for Good is a one-person operation and one person can only do so much. Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram were no-brainers. 4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should.

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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?

Nonprofits Value a Facebook Like at $214.81

NetWits

I just returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference (#12NTC) hosted by NTEN in San Francisco, CA. While we were there, Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge released the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Facebook Fan or Supporter).

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.

Women Rule Social Networks

Frogloop

Women are valuable stakeholder to nonprofits. 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%.

2011 Nonprofit Social Networking Survey ?

Frogloop

NTEN, Common Knowledge and Blackbaud invite you to take part in a nonprofit survey about how nonprofits are using online social networks, and enter your name for a chance to win an Apple iPad. The survey results will be compiled and presented at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference in March 2011. Look for our session, where we’ll present the 2011 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report , outlining the results of the survey.

Data Nerd Alert: Social Networking Benchmark Report 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC] guest post by Frank Barry. Average value of a Facebook Like is $214.81

Privacy and Security on Social Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A colleague recently shared this video that pokes fun of the “always on, gotta share everything on social networks&# lifestyle for many people here in America. Who controls and owns the information I put into a social networking site?

Report Release: The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmarks

NTEN

Another NTC means more great studies about nonprofit technology released, including the 2012 " Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmarks Report." official Facebook pages and 1.2 official Twitter accounts Nonprofits told us they spend an average of $3.50

Amplify Your Voice with Facebook Ads

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits have a significant advantage on Facebook. I am not just talking about the fact that Facebook has teamed up with Blackbaud integration partner ActionSprout to give away $2M in Facebook ad credits. Nonprofits! Think back to your own behaviour on Facebook.

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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. How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money. Facebook live isn’t that exciting if no one shows up.

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.

Is Facebook’s One-Click Donate Button a Game Changer?

Frogloop

Facebook recently rolled out its one-click donate button for nonprofits. Social Networking Online Fundraising nptech Trends NonprofitYou can sign up here to add it to your organizational FB page.

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.

How to Know When a Social Network is Worth Your Time

NonProfit Hub

Only a few short months ago, Peach, a new social networking app was launched. Billed as “The New Snapchat,” infused with parts of Facebook and Twitter, it took the online world by storm. It took only a week to break into iOS’s top 10 list of networking apps.

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Six Amazing Stats From Blackbaud’s 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report

SocialFish

Whether or not you use Blackbaud’s software, one thing you’ve got to respect is their commitment to researching what online fundraising strategies work best for nonprofits. A few highlights in the report: 98% have a Facebook page with an average community size of over 8k fans.

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Better Understanding Nonprofits And Their Facebook Metrics

TechImpact

Facebook is the flagship social media platform for most nonprofits. But understanding how to increase your penetration of the social network is often a challenge for nonprofits. The truth is, it all starts with the “People Talking About” feature on Facebook.

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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Why Your Nonprofit Should Use the Facebook Donate Button

Frogloop

Drumroll, please… Facebook recently rolled out their Donate button for nonprofit pages. While your nonrprofit should not expect to raise millions of dollars with this new feature, it's definitely something nonprofits should be taking advantage of.

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Is Quora Yet Another Social Network (YASN) or Something Different?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the holidays, I finally visited Quora , a social learning site focused around asking and answering questions founded by an ex-Facebook employee. Some nonprofit colleagues, like my friend Manny Hernandez , are checking it out – as is Geoff Livingston.

Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar. Join Allison Fine and me on June 21st at 1-2 PM PST/4-5 PM EST for the launch of The Networked Nonprofit published by Jossey-Bass. The above visual is a social network. When you map your network, it tells you a story.

Pheed and Sulia: Two New Social Networks for the Nonprofit Early Adopters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits that have the capacity to be early adopters have learned that early adoption in and of itself is a wise social media strategy. Related Links: Free Webinar on April 18: 11 Steps to Launching a Successful Social Media Strategy for Your Nonprofit.

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Ding, Dong, the Facebook Dislike Button’s Dead

Frogloop

While some nonprofits on Facebook have been excited by the new Facebook "Dislike" button, we’ve got some news – it’s not coming to fruition. Social Networking

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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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Infographic: How Do Social Network Users Lean Politically?

Frogloop

As political campaigns and nonprofits gear up for the election cycle, I thought I would share this infographic that attempts to map the politics of social media properties like Facebook and websites like Wikipedia.

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

Frogloop

How many social networks does your nonprofit have a presence on? Have you ever read their Terms of Service (TOS) before your nonprofit registered its account? Social Networking nptech Nonprofit research Social Justice

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. But is your school (or nonprofit) getting the most out of the platform? Are you using Facebook to it’s full potential?

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Using Facebook Timeline to Market your Nonprofit

Frogloop

Mark Zuckerberg stopped bathing in money the other week long enough to show the world how you can make your organ donation status a Facebook Timeline Life Event. Wondering how you can market your charity through Facebook timeline? Online Marketing Social Networking Web 2.0

Is Facebook Good for Fundraising?

Frogloop

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on Tony Martignetti's NonProfit podcast. The topic of this particular podcast was how nonprofits can best use Facebook. Facebook stinks for collecting donations. Facebook is awesome for fundraising.

Free Mini-Webinar on October 27! Mobile Social Networking for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This mini-webinar begins with an introduction the Mobile Web and then moves on to highlight the importance of utilizing mobile social networking tools to empower your nonprofit’s social media practitioners to report live, on-location from anywhere at any time.

Facebook: Is it Worth your Nonprofit’s Time?

NetWits

How much time should your nonprofit spend engaging with their “fans” on Facebook? Or will nonprofit campaigners who spend eight hours a week on their FB fanpage see better results such as more actions taken on campaigns and increased donations? Facebook Increases Event Turnout.

What the Facebook Subscribe Feature Means to Nonprofit News Sharing

Frogloop

On Wednesday, Facebook rolled out a subscribe feature that should be of interest to nonprofits because it may make it easier for organizations to interact with people on a personal level. Most organizations have a branded page that Facebook users can like.

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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.

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). Affiliate programs, organic search traffic and even offline advertising scored higher than social. Social Networking Adoption by Non-profits.

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10 Nonprofits to Follow on Instagram

Frogloop

One of the greatest assets that nonprofits have at their disposal is stories. One of the best ways to support your stories is through photography and imagery, especially as social platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and even Twitter to some extent prioritize visual content, including videos.

Facebook's New Donate Button: Good or Bad for Nonprofits?

Frogloop

The nonprofit world was buzzing today over the announcement of Facebook rolling out Donate buttons to nonprofit organizations on pages and posts. This will be similar to the Facebook Gifts button that they have been testing with about a dozen nonprofit partners for the past year.

Facebook Publishes Guide for Nonprofits and Causes

Tech Soup Blog

Facebook has recently produced a guide to help nonprofits build their organization's presence on the world's top social media platform. Take Advantage of Facebook's Key Features. Use Facebook's Timeline feature to share photos and videos or ask questions.

HOW TO: Custom Design Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Timeline

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Many of you have probably already heard that Facebook Timeline for Pages will automatically go live for all brand pages on March 30. Rather, the Default Landing Tab option has allowed nonprofits with access to a good graphic designer to make a strong first impression to potential new fans.

2010 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report

NTEN

The second annual Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report, a joint project of Common Knowledge, thePort, and NTEN, has hard data and insights on the trends surrounding social networking technology as part of nonprofit organizations' marketing, communications, fundraising, and program services.