Gear Up For Giving: Social Media Tutorial Series for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

They’ve even compiled this helpful, fun video to provide a quick primer on the subject. Author: Jordan Viator.

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

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Great reads from around the web on May 28th

Amy Sample Ward

It combines expert judging with popular vote, online strategy with good old fashion off line organizing, links objectives to a theory of change, and incorporates a fun and engaging way for people to learn about and take action on a timely community problem. " Tags: roundup bookmarks competitions data design fundraising government howto infographics information interviews list networking postalicious race report resources socialmedia tutorial video visualization

10 Twitter Accounts Your Nonprofit Should Be Following


His Twitter feed offers tips, tricks, tutorial videos, infographics and everything else you need for a more effective Facebook page. Meg’s feed is chock full of awesome advice to help you build a great board of directors, fun volunteers, and connect with like-minded professionals.

12 Examples of Nonprofits Using Augmented and Virtual Reality


How about a fun-run? Here’s an easy tutorial on the whole process. Here’s a simple tutorial on how to do this. This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on the Wild Apricot blog and is reposted here with permission.

WeAreMedia: Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box and Wiki Raid - End of the First Week

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We've come the close of the first week's round of We Are Media Toolbox fun. Some awesome tool resource pages where you'll find links to simple definitions, tips and tutorials, and some tools. Just take a few minutes to add some links to tips and tutorials and you could win a T-Shirt. What do we have to show for it? This week we worked on listening and participation tools: Monitoring. RSS Readers. Social Bookmarking. Commenting.

Setting up an easy welcome series in Salesforce

Judi Sohn

Here's how (note: this tutorial assumes that you have administration rights in Salesforce for all objects mentioned): 1. Create Workflow Rules with time triggers Here's where the fun begins.

What was the last thing you made? (Reverb 10)

Have Fun - Do Good

In November, I participated in Leah Piken Kolidas' Art Every Day Month which was *totally* fun! If you can recommend any super simple tutorials, or books that can show me how to do that, I'd love to know about it (: Share.

Setting up an easy welcome series in Salesforce

Judi Sohn

Here's how (note: this tutorial assumes that you have administration rights in Salesforce for all objects mentioned): 1. Here's where the fun begins.

How Nonprofit CEOs Use Social Media (Enthusiastically) for Personal and Organizational Leadership

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Udi was not on Twitter before he started tweeting for his organization and was a Twitter novice, but he was opened to sitting down with his communications staff for a half hour tutorial where they showed him the basics of using Twitter and how to do it from his mobile phone.

59 Useful Mobile Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

HTML Tutorial :: For nonprofit social media managers that work internationally, Dulingo’s design and gamification make it fun to learn the basics of a new language. The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

HTML Tutorial :: For nonprofit social media managers that work internationally, Dulingo’s design and gamification make it fun to learn the basics of a new language. The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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Social Media for Nonprofits Starter Guide | Pt. 1

NonProfit Hub

There’s a YouTube tutorial for everything. Each video in your story will disappears after 24 hours, so you can quickly share fun moments without cluttering your account. The World Wide Web has certainly owned up to its name—it’s huge. The Internet and everything in it is constantly growing, and social media is no exception. With so much growth happening online, keeping up with the latest thing can feel like you’re always running to catch up.

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The Buzz at Beaconfire: April 1, 2011

Beaconfire Wire

No joke here, just some good information to pass along about nonprofits, mobile marketing and other fun things that Beaconfire staff read or found this week. Gear Up for Spring with Bicycle Repair Video Tutorials. You can also send requests to him about the types of tutorials you’d like to see. Are you waiting for us to play a practical joke on you with this week’s Buzz? If so, you’ll be waiting a long time.

Recap: Community Organizing Tools from the Experts


As we all know, the nonprofit tech community is loaded with smart and thoughtful organizers who give their time and efforts to help the rest of us do the good work we do. We recognize NTEN’s 501 Tech Clubs (local in-person groups) and Communities of Practice (CoPs) (online affinity groups) organizers are one clever and innovative bunch! We learn new community organizing tips and tools from them all the time.

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You Can Code It! Free Resources for Learning HTML, CSS, and More

Tech Soup Blog

" The classes are broken up into short, engaging videos and supplemented with fun, interactive exercises. As Elliott pointed out in his post, it isn't the most user-friendly, but you can find tutorials, reference sheets, and more here.

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. Here’s a curated collection of privacy tutorials for NGOs here.

Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)


Another proud/fun moment was seeing the growth at our tweet up at this year’s annual conference. We’re well on our way to this (we’ve been doing a series of tutorials to help staff get comfortable on Twitter), but it’s great when our members can get information from a staff member personally.

Best of the Web: November 2015


Visually clever, insightful, and fun-loving—you’ve probably never seen a conference promo video this good or that paints such a vivid picture of the data challenges and opportunities nonprofits face. Crazy Data Science Tutorial: Classification and Clustering ( Data Science Central ). Fundraising season is around the corner and social media is full of articles on how to run a successful campaign.

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A few Expat Bloggers in Cambodia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Her short, pithy, and witty posts are not only fun to read, but also very informative. He was a participant in the small group role play on social media and we had great fun. Photo by Mythicaldude.

7 Actionable SEO Strategies You Can Do Today


You create great content, preferably, evergreen content (infographics, case studies, tutorials) so people can see your expertise and trust you. (We’ll I’m no Jon Cooper, who creates some of the best SEO tutorials out there like this recently updated one, but I did get to be mentioned on the same list. It’s really powerful and really fun to execute. This post originally appeared on and was written by Dennis Seymour. It is reprinted here by permission.

How To Make A Back Channel Light Up Like Clark Griswald's House

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I had sooo much fun creating and delivering it. Then, I encourage beginners to ask their questions and acknowledge that the content may feel fast-paced - and that's why I've included tutorials on the wiki. One thing I do is include a list of links to the best how-to and tutorials.

Raspberry Pi for Educators

Tech Soup Blog

For educators, though, there are tutorials and projects that are a bit more practical. Adafruit also offers step-by-step guides for many fun electronics projects that feature the Raspberry Pi, and MagPi is a monthly magazine devoted to the latest projects that the community has developed.

How a Few Tiny Horses Bucked the Facebook Algorithm

Tech Soup Blog

In addition to showing the impact of the work your organization does, don't be afraid to have fun! You can personalize your own images with timely messages like this one with a little Adobe Photoshop assistance (check out our tutorial series here !).

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WeAreMedia: Help us Create the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box and Win A T-Shirt!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Now that we've laid the strategic framework in the other modules, we can have some fun. Add links to resources reviewing the tools and specific how-to tips or tutorials (5 minutes). Photo by Stitch.

Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Take a class or sit down for a few hours with a tutorial, just <strong>make sure that your learn <em>basic</em> HTML!</strong> If you are not having fun engaging in online communities on behalf of the organization, then don’t do it. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of the newly released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. Though most nonprofits in the United States, Canada and the U.K.

An Amazing NpTech Social Media Link Buffet: Take Your Pick!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gear Up For Giving from the Case Foundation is a month-long series of social media tutorials, to help nonprofits and their supporters understand how to use key tools and techniques to create awareness, catalyze civic action and cultivate new supporters and donors for their causes.

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The Tech Virtual Museum Workshop launches today!

Museum 2.0

I've spent the last month building some sample exhibits, as well as a tutorial on interactive exhibit design. Casting it as a walk-through tutorial, with a bit of interaction thrown in, will hopefully turn arduous "instructions" into a fun and informative experience.

Crazy for the Tools


Believe it or not, it makes preparing wireframes fun. Unlike other frameworks for documentation, it pushes you to think in web tutorial mode. For step-by-step, go-at-your-own pace tutorial documentation, definitely try ScreenSteps. The ones here already are most useful – and the most fun – for me, day in and day out, working and planning with others, easy to try out and get started with.

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How to get your small nonprofit up on the Web, Part 3 of 3 | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

This tutorial doesn’t cover moving your e-mail over from another e-mail system to Google Apps. If enough people are interested, I can write a tutorial for that as well. I can even think of ways to make it more fun. Brent said: I attempted to follow your tutorial.

Back to School at TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Learning to type is made fun and easy with UltraKey 5 (admin fee: $15) by Bytes of Learning. This motivational program lets you, your students, staff, or volunteers learn typing from a range of tutorials using voice response, 3D animation, video, and virtual reality.

Have fun with hyperlinks Create hyperlinks back into for acting on duplicates. Cheers, Rob Rob Kingdom | Friday, 28 July 2006 at 6:05 am sorry that should read “formula over the whole spreadsheet&# Kevin Fennelly | Thursday, 10 July 2008 at 10:47 am =IF(C2=C3, IF(D2=D3, “DUPE&# , &# “), &# “) Is a much more concise version of the excel formula Andrew | Tuesday, 19 August 2008 at 6:30 pm Decent Excel tutorial.

Social Video Questions, Answered: Join TechSoup July 20

Tech Soup Blog

fun by thinking about choice, interactivity, causes to support, humor, and spotlighting perspectives in stories that would never otherwise be. videos together, presentations, video meetings, and 3D design that can be recorded for public media sharing or YouTube tutorials.

Nonprofits and Second Life and Other Games

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I had to create an avitar (oh what fun it is to edit your appearance and create outfits) and then you have to learn how to walk, run, fly, jump, navigate the world, interact with other avitars, manage your information, etc.

"Real-Time Subscription Service" - An RSS Primer For You


Here's a tutorial on RSS - and here's the always fun Common Craft video on what it's all about. I have been thinking for quite some time about how somehow RSS (Real Simple Syndication, a name which is completely unhelpful - and not real simple - to those who need help understanding it) has a serious image problem. I believe RSS is one of the the keys that open the door to the world of web 2.0,

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NpTech Tag Summary: Scarcity Thinking, Social Network Fragmentation?, and Engagement Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the ways is via strategic commenting and here's a terrific video tutorial on the topic or this terrific tips article from problogger. Where Most Needed blog lets us know that Google has acquired a fun statistical visualization tool from a Swedish nonprofit.

Notes from Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp

Have Fun - Do Good

A Strategic Communications Planning tutorial is available on their web site that covers the materials from their workshop, but here were some of the highlights for me: The pyramid of steps to creating a communication plan looks something like this: 1. Which is more appealing to tell people that they are on the Titanic and it is sinking, or to sail by in a boat that is green, with great food and fun music and ask them to come on board.