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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. So what does this mean for marketers and nonprofits?

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. The time required to be active on those social networks is time well spent.

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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Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been in Washington, DC for the Network Effectiveness and Social Media Strategy Map working session for Packard Foundation Grantees convened by Monitor Institute. The visual above is a social network. Each dot represents a person or in network jargon, a node.

Social Networking Inside and Out

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" I used the technique two years ago for a presentation at the first netsquared conference called " I Tag the Hand that Feeds Me " or what I should retitle "Meet Sally." There was a great question about social networking and representing one's organization posted on the Social Networking Affinity Group at NTEN by K.E: Should I be creating a personal profile for the organization? I found this slideshow Via Stephen Downes.

Beaconfire Survey: Social Networks | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

With so many social networks out there, every one appeals to a different audience. This week, we thought we’d ask: Which social networks do you have a profile in? It is also an incredible networking, information sharing and social media tool.

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. The consistent use of a square avatar is necessary for successful online branding on social networking sites.

Suffering from Social Network Withdrawal | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Because when I logged in this morning, I got a most unsettling message: Now, to be clear, I’ve got profiles on a lot of networks. Most of them are just to test them out and do research, but Facebook is one of only a couple SocNets I actually use for social purposes.

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. This page will serve as the focal point for all your outreach efforts, whether through personal outreach, social media, or email blasts.

Facebook, Open Social, Networked Relationship Building, and Leveraging Social Capital

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She also just signed a book deal with the tentative title: How to be a Social Capitalist: winning with the currency of online communities. My question: Network for Good's recent Wired Fundraiser report talks about "superactivists" or the nonprofit equal of Seth Godin's Evangelists. Superactivists are individuals who raise money for a cause and have a large network that can be leveraged. Of course, the above activities take time to care and feed the network.

5 Key Social Media Analytics Your Nonprofit Needs To Track

TechImpact

One of the most attractive things about social media marketing is how measurable it. Want to know how many clicks your Twitter feed gets on Mondays vs Wednesdays? The problem a lot of nonprofits are running into is that they have too much data, and do not know what to do with it.

Tricks and Tips to Use #Ello (With Screenshots)

Frogloop

Last week I joined Ello , a new social network that is ad-free and allows users to opt out of some data collection and tracking. For example, in September Facebook implemented a new policy that stated all user profiles had to have their real identity. Setting Up Your Profile.

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NpTech Tag: Change.org To Launch White-Label Social Network for Nonprofits, GeekToys that Give Geekbumps, and Blog Readability

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Networking for Social Change According to TechCrunch , Change.org, a social networking site that links volunteers to causes and voters to politicians will launch a new white-label social network for non-profits. Rolling your own social network wrapped with your organization's branding, data, and integrated into an organizational site will provide more control. What reading level is your blog?

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10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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The Scoop on Twitter's New Brand Pages

Frogloop

Last week, Twitter released their beta version of brand pages to select to 21 corporations and nonprofits like the American Red Cross. What does this mean for your nonprofit brand presence on Twitter? Social Networking

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Learn more Help Sign In delicious Home Bookmarks Popular Recent Look up a URL People Go to a User Tags Explore ONE/Northwests Bookmarks Bookmarks | Network | Tags | Subscriptions Site: [link] Email: info@onenw.org See more bookmarks in Popular or Recent. Join Now! Whats New?

What Facebook Knows | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking What Facebook Knows Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 7th, 2010 Think about all the things people post on Facebook or any other social networking website.

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The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media. Case studies of nonprofits winning at social media is an opportunity to see the strategies in action. Social Media Marketing Statistics. Social Media Marketing Strategies.

Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story on LinkedIn

Tech Soup Blog

LinkedIn’s recent announcements to allow users the option to add volunteer service to their profiles and to provide expanded resources for nonprofits have generated a lot of buzz. But what does this really mean for nonprofit organizations and their missions? Like other social sites, LinkedIn is a place to tell your story and connect with others – and LinkedIn’s new and expanded tools make that even easier for nonprofit organizations.

Video Marketing on Social Media: Best Practices & Inspiration for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Becky Brooks , Director of Communications at Animoto , an online video maker that makes it easy to create marketing videos for social media and beyond. Unsurprisingly, other networks followed suit. Most people on social don’t watch a video until the end.

112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

Connection Cafe

And if the collection of resources and highlights below are any indication, a lot has happened in the nonprofit industry over the past 365 days. From #batkid to #GivingTuesday, the Next Generation of American Giving to Content Marketing for Nonprofits , storytelling to social fundraising, retention rates to relationship building, the roundup below covers it all (and everything in between). So what’s a nonprofit to do? Who shares your nonprofit pond?

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Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now that Google+ is open to everyone, all nonprofit staff can start experimenting and familiarizing themselves with Google+ before the brand pages, also known as Google+ Business Profiles , are launched later this month. A Google Account is different from a Google Profile.

A Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits is a comprehensive 256-page book packed with more than 500 best practices that includes a companion “Mobile and Social Fundraising Success Checklist” at the end of the book. Add social sharing functionality.

Surprise! Only 5% of Websites Have a Twitter or Facebook Link

Frogloop

5% of sites link to their Twitter or Facebook profile. *2% 19% of sites have an RSS feed. *6% It would be fascinating to see a similar study done for nonprofit organizational websites and compare how nonprofits data measures up to the data from the 4 million random sites that were selected for this study. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 32 nonprofits were bookmarked for a donation and selected because they were effective at grabbing my attention and sparking an inspiration to give through their tweets. That said, donating online to 32 nonprofits is tedious! One of the 32 nonprofits (3%) accepted Bitcoin.

10 Goals for Nonprofit New Media Managers for 2015

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The goals suggested below are fairly easy to achieve, yet transformative to a nonprofit’s new media strategy. Skilled new media managers are essential for nonprofits to adapt quickly to advances in technology. Experiment with at least one new social network.

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How Sticky is Facebook? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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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!"

Amplify #GivingTuesday with Social Ambassadors

Connection Cafe

Fueled by the power of social media, #GivingTuesday has emerged as the largest day of giving with $116M raised, 114M Twitter impression, and 1.3M social media mentions. The single biggest reason for it’s viral success is the collective action of sharing on social media.

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11 Obvious Signs Your Nonprofit Needs Social Media Training

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Many nonprofits need social media training - they just don’t know it. Social media best practices are constantly in flux as tool sets change and algorithms are modified. No one is immune to making mistakes on the Social Web.

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Earned Media: How to Stay Relevant and Track It

Frogloop

Yes, it’s true and that’s why it’s important for all nonprofits that are advocating for causes to start becoming a part of the conversation publicly and not just behind closed doors or on “the hill.&# Tagging on social bookmarking sites like delicious, Digg, etc.

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10 Signs Your Small Nonprofit Excels at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Small (and medium-sized) nonprofits have a different experience on social media than large nonprofits. Small nonprofits have to work harder at growing their following and most often the work of social media management is added to an already full job description.

Connecting with Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

The biggest advantage that social media can give your organizations is the ability to build networks of constituents, community, and followers without borders and limitations. We've also collected other resources to help you navigate the social media sea.

How and Why RSS is Alive and Well

Idealware

The popular theory is that, with social networks like Twitter and Facebook serving as link referral tools, there's no need to setup and look at feeds in a reader anymore. Twitterfeed , the most popular tool for feeding RSS data to Twitter, boasts about half a million feeds.

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HOW TO: Custom Design Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Timeline

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Many nonprofits are postponing upgrading their pages because the Default Landing Tab option is disabled in the new design, but I personally have never been much of a believer that Default Landing Tabs have resulted in high numbers of e-newsletter subscribers or online donors.

Did Facebook Steal My Friends?

Tech Soup Blog

You've meticulously crafted engaging content to feed the page, making sure to present a good mix of media — probably favoring photos. So with all that thorough, detailed work you've done, you deserve for all those fans to see each of your updates in their news feed, right?

A Mobile and Social Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Mobile for Good is written as practical how-to guide in simple language with a companion “Mobile and Social Fundraising Success Checklist” at the end. Social Fundraising. ?

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

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111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free online 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 for Good 2.0 Profile.

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Organizations and Tweeting Robots (Twitter, Facebook)

Beaconfire Wire

and Hellotxt it is possible to update once and have several social media outlets updated automatically. Social. service, your updates will be broadcast to any number out of the 40 or so social networks that they have including Twitter and Facebook. If you have a blog or website that has regular updates and are currently publishing a generated RSS feed, you can capitalize on this on your efforts to tweet automatically. Facebook Profiles.

50 (More) Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

50 (More) Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits by Chad Norman. So you’ve got a social media strategy…now what? Using your various social media channels to meet strategic goals is the right way to operate, but sometime you need an idea or two to help you get there.

Worldwide Protest Organized on Facebook - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Should Your Nonprofit Be Active on the New Myspace?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It was my first first experience with online social networking and from that first “Friend Request” I was absolutely hooked – obsessed even – with the potential of social networking for social good. MySpace Social Media

Meetup Recap: Jen Burton from Causes on Fundraising and Online Communities

Tech Soup Blog

This post was authored by Matt Fairchild who is an online community manager experienced in growing social, mobile, and competitive gaming communities. Any nonprofit can become a partner - all for free. Strengths of the Causes Network. Weaknesses of the Causes Network.