Google Launches Google for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After facilitating a panel at the Innogive Conference on integrating mobile into multi-channel nonprofit campaigns , I headed to a special event hosted by Google to celebrate the launch of Google for Nonprofits. Full Disclosure: Google is a Zoetica client.).

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. Sign up for a Google Account. Join Google+.

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Google Media = Nonprofit Grants, Blogs, Video and Maps Galore

Connection Cafe

The first full day of NTC 09 kicked off with a special dance (mad props to @ntenhross ), a great keynote and a session full of Google representatives spreading the (free!) The session covered four different programs Google offers at no cost to the nonprofit community. Google AdWords.

HOW TO: Merge Your Nonprofit’s YouTube Channel and Google+ Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Google’s strategy of making Google+ the thread that links all Google Products together is working. Google+ can now lay claim to 359 million active monthly users and the title of being the world’s second largest social network. Google Plus Social Media YouTube

Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I think that is an important insight for small organizations who don’t have a team of people doing the social media and trying to do it with limited hours in the day. Her team members use both a Google spreadsheet, Google Cal and Jira to manage it all.

How to Use Google AdWords to Get Free Money

NonProfit Hub

Free money doesn’t exist, but thanks to Google, free advertising can exist for your nonprofit. As a part of Google Grants, qualifying nonprofits can earn a free advertising budget of up to $10,000 each month to use on AdWords to help promote their website and cause.

Is Your Nonprofit using Google’s Free AdWords Grant?

BoardAssist

As a part of Google Grants, qualifying nonprofits can earn a free advertising budget of up to $10,000 each month to use on AdWords to help promote their website and cause. Others that do know, don’t understand how easy it is to get and use a Google AdWords Grant. Is Your Nonprofit using Google’s Free AdWords Grant? Free money doesn’t exist, but thanks to Google, free advertising does for your nonprofit. Using Google AdWords. adwords google grants

New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

I think there’s huge potential for organizations to use multiple mediums, content, and locations to help document and advocate for the change they want in their communities and around the world. So how can social good organizations take advantage of an innovative tool like this?

How to Use Google AdWords to Get Free Money

BoardAssist

We’ve updated one of our most popular blog posts because Google has updated their process. Thanks so much to Nonprofit Hub for writing this post and keeping us all current on the latest regarding this terrific free gift from Google! How to Use Google AdWords to Get Free Money.

Are you ready for Google’s next search algorithm update?

Beaconfire Wire

Because as of April 21st, Google will expand the use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal in search results. For most organizations, between 30% and 50% of website traffic comes from mobile devices, making this is a pretty big deal if your site falls into the “not optimized” category.

Do Social Better with Google Analytics: How to Use Advanced Segments to Track Social Media Performance

NTEN

By Cary Lenore Walski, Technology Education and Outreach Coordinator, MAP TechWorks. When you think of the concept of the “social” website, Google Analytics -- the numbers nerd quietly tabulating traffic in the background on your site -- doesn’t immediately leap to mind. And Google said, “Let there be light.”. For this example, let’s define your communications goal as “using social media to effectively engage people new to our organization.”

Great reads from around the web on February 1st

Amy Sample Ward

Official Google Blog: Explore museums and great works of art in the Google Art Project – Take yourself on an art tour using Google Maps! "One "One of the things I love about working at Google is that you can come up with an idea one day and the next day start getting to work to make it a reality. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

59 Useful Mobile Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

VivaVideo Pro :: Google Play. It’s a great online home for decks from speaking engagements, about your organization, or even call-to-action PowerPoint presentations. Mapme is a web-based platform for creating, sharing, and embedding online maps.

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36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

VivaVideo Pro :: Google Play. Mapme is a web-based platform for creating, sharing, and embedding online maps. Board Director is a service that enables nonprofits to easily manage and communicate with their board members while organizing board documents in one place.

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DIY Social Media Management

Amy Sample Ward

There are so many tools out there and so many different options pulling us in so many directions that I’ve found many organizations, especially very small organizers, can feel like they are getting tied up in knots. Track your organization and your cause. Content Map.

Tech Across Your Org: Technology Leadership at a Small Organization

NTEN

Million Budget In small organizations like mine, more often than not, the Executive Director or senior leadership of the organization also wears the technology leader hat, accidental or not. But you know every corner of your organization. You know your organization.

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Top 10 Tough Donor Data Migration Decisions

3rd Sector Labs

You can find a lot of help via Google searches. This situation usually occurs after you’ve completed the data map from the old to new CRM database, and initial testing is underway. You stop and review your map again. That depends on your organization’s structure.

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Sierra Club Uses SMS Campaign to Map Environmental Support

Mobile Commons

They used the resulting geographic data to build a map that shows the responses. The map demonstrates widespread backing for the measures from all over the country. . How Mapping Can Help Your Organization.

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World Water Day: The key to sustainability is data

Amy Sample Ward

While there are many, many organizations working on water-related issues all around the world, there’s one I want to highlight: Water for People. I’m really excited to see what corollary projects or data sets can be incorporated into the FLOW system and map, too!

Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street

Amy Sample Ward

Be as we have seen in events around the world, the revolution will be tweeted, photographed, mapped and posted to our status. How To: Use Tech to Organize Today. community events community building community management occupywallstreet organizing toolkit

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Great reads from around the web on April 23rd

Amy Sample Ward

One of the findings that stood out to us: Only 40% of respondents reported that their organization has some type of formal technology plan. And much less than that (22%) reported that their organization had ever evaluated Return on Investment (ROI) of technology projects or programs." The big guys quickly followed suit: Yelp introduced "Check-Ins" while Facebook launched "Places" and most recently, Google Latitude updated to incorporate check-ins and check-outs.

Google Maps: Seek and Hide | Beaconfire Wire

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» Google Maps: Seek and Hide Posted Friday, September 12th, 2008 at 11:22 am by Alan Gallauresi (13 posts) Everybody loves a good Google Map mash-up. Which, of course, is where the map comes in. I’d say it depends on the map.

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Great reads from around the web on August 23rd

Amy Sample Ward

" Google+ vs. Facebook vs. Twitter vs. … Part 1: T… – Lithosphere Community – "Michael was voted a 2010 Influential Leader by CRM Magazine for his work on predictive social analytics and its application to Social CRM. Google+), and talk about their behavioral implications.'" " roundup api bookmarks data email facebook howto html5 impact list maps mobile mozilla networking postalicious resources reviews roi socialchange socialmedia

Mobile Mapping: 7 Ways to get your audience involved

Mobile Commons

Enter WNYC, Jim Colgan and their mobile mapping project. Using a Google Fusion Table, we plotted all the submissions on a map. After the success of the WNYC mobile mapping project, Jim has gotten creative with using mobile mapping to engage audiences. News organizations are increasingly involving the community in their reporting and trying to figure out which approaches work well. And happy mapping!

Two ways to make your own Google map | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Google Maps now lets us all take our map fascination to the next level: over the past few years they’ve given us multiple views, fantastic ( and sometimes astonishing ) detail, driving directions, and even the ability to create custom content.

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Cool! Embeddable Maps | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Embeddable Maps Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 at 5:47 pm by Eric (25 posts) View Larger Map You can now embed a Google map in your blog or webpage. Click on the map above and mouse around.

Putting Caribbean Projects on the (Google) Map | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Serious Games » Putting Caribbean Projects on the (Google) Map Posted Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 at 6:00 pm by Suzette Gardner (4 posts) Small towns hardly make big news in the world of online marketing technology; small islands even less so. Although, Google??s

NetCentric Advocacy: Google LatLong: YouTube-style Embeddable Maps

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Food Fight from the Makers of Ham Solo | Main | Peace Primary: No consultants: No media message machines » August 30, 2007 Google LatLong: YouTube-style Embeddable Maps OK.10 ways having maps will be useful to advocacy groups. Show better maps of your walks, runs, etc. Map streets your group canvasing today. Map Polling places for GOTV. Map Polling places for GOTV.

Haiti Earthquake: Orphans, Crisis Mapping, and Tech Volunteers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Cine Institute , an organization that provides Haitian youth with film education, is located a block from an orphanage built by Luke Montgomery, co-founder of WeCanBuildanOrphanage.com , an interactive charity building a home, clinic and school for AIDS orphans in Haiti. Tags: maps

6 Tips For Creating Better Charts With Your Nonprofit’s Data

TechImpact

Charts can turn plain text into a visually, expressive piece of information, which is great for persuading donors to donate or showing your supporters your organization’s impact. Don’t limit your organization to the same old pie chart used in every report.

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Red Cross Fights Disasters With Social Media, Mobile Apps GOOGL - Investors.com

AFP Blog

Red Cross Fights Disasters With Social Media, Mobile Apps GOOGL - Investors.com : "In response, disaster relief organizations are creating mobile apps and better leveraging technologies like geographic information systems (GIS) and social media to improve their reach and services. In September, for instance, the Red Cross launched an interactive "Map Journal" designed as a one-stop resource to assist with the wildfires that hit the Western states.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Local Live: MSN Attack at Google Maps: WOW

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Mastering New Media Trends Report (February 2006) | Main | It is time to flip "dont call us we will call you" model of advocacy to a "call us when you care" strategy --> eNonprofit Benchmarks Study » February 15, 2006 Local Live: MSN Attack at Google Maps: WOW Local Live is really amazing. Can I make my map points available to the world.yes.

Great reads from around the web on July 18th

Amy Sample Ward

Mapping Trends in Philanthropy « NathanielJames.org – "Philanthropy is changing, and I want to contribute to creating the best of all possible worlds for the social sector. Today, I’m launching a series on Mapping Trends in Philanthropy, to share what I am learning and invite a conversation with leaders in the field. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

Defining a Nonprofit Website's Google Analytics KPIs (Part 2)

Frogloop

In part 1 of this series, we discussed how to correctly install your Google Analytics. Which KPI's your nonprofit organization ultimately uses will depend heavily on its goals and the goals of your website (your site does have a purpose, right?!?).

Typhoon Haiyan: How to Help with Recovery Efforts

Tech Soup Blog

Relief organizations and first-responders are mobilizing to provide aid to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Organizations are working tirelessly on the ground to provide clean water, first aid, food, and shelter to those impacted.

Because of You Google Maps Show Live Traffic Reports for Back Roads

Network-Centric Advocacy

The thinking behind the Google Map service is the way every allied organizer should be thinking. The basic concept behind the way they build information on the map is exactly the way distributed advocacy and social change movements MUST be organizing. How do movements build up the capacity to enable collaboration with “almost zero effort” on the part of the organizers and groups?

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NetCentric Advocacy: Google crowdsourcing Indian maps: good idea to copy at Stephenson blogs on homeland security 2.0 et al.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Video Share | Main | The best Seller vs. the knock off campaign » August 02, 2007 Google crowdsourcing Indian maps: good idea to copy at Stephenson blogs on homeland security 2.0 I have been saying the same thing around www.mediavolunteer.org on other data (wish I could get the million users.hint hint google.) Link: Google crowdsourcing Indian maps: good idea to copy at Stephenson blogs on homeland security 2.0

3 Easy Ways to Amplify Your Welcome Series for New Supporters

Connection Cafe

Last month we wrote about the 3 steps to creating a Welcome Series to effectively onboard new constituents to your organization. For most organizations, new constituents come in all shapes and sizes. These are just a few scenarios that ring true for most organizations.

7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A stellar example of content curation : Content curation is not aggregation or a big gigantic list of links. A content curator v ets, filters, organizes, and presents information in a instructional way.

Technology's Impact on Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

Relief organizations and first-responders are working tirelessly to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Mobile technology, web apps, and mapping software have become enormously helpful in sharing news and spreading information about relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy.