Google+ Introductory Tutorial


Why reinvent the wheel when awesome honorary SocialFish John Haydon has recorded this fab 101 video for getting started with Google+ ? And here, if you want more, is the official Google+ launch announcement which contains several videos explaining each of the different pieces of Google+.

17 Extremely Useful Facebook Video Tutorials For Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ve seen the various different video tutorials I’ve published on using Facebook, YouTube, Google Analytics and WordPress. How to measure Facebook Custom Tabs in Google Analytics with UTM Tags. How to Measure Social Media Traffic with Google Analytics. What video tutorials would you like to see? I’m always looking for recommendations for video tutorials.

How to measure Facebook Custom Tabs in Google Analytics with UTM Tags (Video Tutorial)

John Haydon

Facebook Analytics custom tabs facebook page google UTMThere are a few ways to measure traffic from your Facebook Page custom tabs: Use a Third-Party URL Analytics Tool – You can created links for each URL in your custom tab.

Getting started with Google Plus and Circles (video)

John Haydon

Google Plus is the new social platform expected to give Facebook a good fight, and make Flickr, Quora and Twitter a bit nervous. This video covers the basics of using Circles, Sparks, Google Profile, and sharing updates with friends. Google google plus tutorials

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Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

UPDATED 1/8/12: Thanks to the launch of Google+ Pages for brands, Google+ traffic hit an all time high in December 2011 and it’s likely that the trend will continue in 2012. If your nonprofit has yet to get on Google+, now would be a very good time to start.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, since the Google+ Pages launched after the release of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits , please consider this blog post a supplement to the book. Finally, I will be offering a Google+ and Google Products Webinar for Nonprofits on February 28, 2012.

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For many nonprofits, Google Analytics is the tool of choice for measuring traffic, reach, engagement, and action primarily because it is free. While it is somewhat easy to use, some of the more valuable features may require a little tutoring to understand and use.

9 Steps To Getting Started With Google Plus For Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

Google’s new social networking platform, Google Plus still going strong since it was released at the end of June. Farra at Big Duck created an awesome Slideshare that includes 9 steps to getting started with Google Plus. 9 Steps To Getting Started With Google Plus.

Swept Up in a Google Wave


Google Wave might well be " Web 3.0 ", the step that breaks down the location-based structure of web data and replaces it completely with a social structure. Looking at Wave in light of Google's mission and strategy supports this idea. Photo by Mrjoro.

Take a Second Look at Google Wave

Wild Apricot Blog

Google Wave's steep learning curve and "invitation only" policy made the collaboration tool less than useful for most nonprofits, when it first launched. But take another look: Wave is now faster and more stable, with quick-start templates and tutorials - and it's finally open for everyone to use.( online community Non-profit Communications collaboration project management application Google Wave

Great reads from around the web on May 28th

Amy Sample Ward

By integrating Google moderator, YouTube has brought real time engagement features into play and made it 100% more engaging." " Tags: roundup bookmarks competitions data design fundraising government howto infographics information interviews list networking postalicious race report resources socialmedia tutorial video visualization I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

" Teach Parents Tech – I'm having so much fun playing with this new template from Google – it filters videos and other resources and pulls them together for the person you want to help get tailored tech support. " roundup activism advocacy bookmarks campaigning casestudies collaboration facebook guide howto innovation list net2-recommends postalicious privacy resources technology tutorial

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Hey, where’s Part 3 of the tutorial on putting nonprofits on the web? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) How Tos Hey, where’s Part 3 of the tutorial on putting nonprofits on the web? 03.21.08 | 3356 2 Comments [link] Hey%2C+where%27s+Part+3+of+the+tutorial+on+putting+nonprofits+on+the+web%3F 2008-03-22+03%3A49%3A35 Allan+Benamer I’ve been wondering as well. Google has an incredible amount of help videos and instructional pages for Google Apps but oddly enough very little on how to set it up for yourself.

Case Study: Moving to Google Apps


My choice was to take on a migration to Google Apps. I made a SWOT analysis between an in-house server solution and Google Apps. The staff thought it was a good idea, though there were some concerns about not being acquainted with the Google services. The trainings would be group trainings but I also posted information on our intranet and added links to Google Apps tutorials, online training videos and demos, and tips and tricks for using Google services.

59 Useful Mobile Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

VivaVideo Pro :: Google Play. HTML Tutorial :: LinkedIn Snapchat Instagram Social Media Facebook Twitter Google Plus YouTube Mobile Media FundraisingThe number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home links for 2006-11-24 links for 2006-11-24 Last Updated on Friday, 24 November 2006 08:22 Written by Steve Friday, 24 November 2006 08:22 David Sirota on Public Financing thoughts on public financing of elections (tags: politics election ) AJAX tutorials A comprehensive list (over 130) of tutorials on AJAX, JavaScript and other web development topics.

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Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub. Google offers the free MOOC called “ Google Analytics Academy.” Google Lean Impact Measurement

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Graphics In Gimp There are many tutorials about creating buttons and graphics in the new ‘Web 2.0′ Unfortunately, all these tutorials are for Photoshop users. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home links for 2007-01-08 links for 2007-01-08 Last Updated on Monday, 8 January 2007 08:33 Written by Steve Monday, 8 January 2007 08:33 Bin-Blog: Creating Web 2.0 ′ style. The Gimp users are completely ignored.

Notes from Google Earth Outreach at Net Tuesday

Have Fun - Do Good

Last week, at NetSquared's San Francisco Net Tuesday Meetup, Steve Miller, Product Manager, Google Earth Outreach spoke to a room of 50+ social changemakers and web innovators about how nonprofits can use Google Earth Outreach for their work.

Does Playing Video Games Make You Smarter about Google AdWords Campaigns? Yes!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Being over the legal age limit for these devices, I needed a tutorial.). I'm working on another screencast (sponsored by NTEN and SalesForce ) about the SalesForce/Google Ad Words Integration. " The Google AdWords software will suggest keywords. Google AdWords Tips.

36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

VivaVideo Pro :: Google Play. HTML Tutorial :: Facebook Fundraising Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Social Media Twitter YouTubeThe number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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The Buzz Factor


Long time readers of my ramblings here are aware that I drink the Google kool-aid. Google, perhaps because their revenue model is based on giving people ad-displaying products, as opposed to selling applications, takes more design risks than their software-developing competitors.

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onenws Bookmarks on Delicious


Join Now! Whats New? 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: See more bookmarks in Popular or Recent.

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


Google “creative graphs” for ideas of where to start. Ann recommends using tutorials if you are knew to working with graphs in Excel. Image courtesy of CraigConnects. Beth’s blog shares Ann Emry’s tips for creating charts with your nonprofit’s data.

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6 Reasons Open Source Makes Sense

3rd Sector Labs

Don’t take our word for it, Google “WordPress Tutorial” to see for yourself). We talk a lot about Open Source technology (and we use it quite extensively too) so it might make sense for us to take a moment and explain why we are such advocates.

The Picture Show: The Best WordPress Themes for Video Ventures

Byte Technology

Most are free and many are easy to use for beginners, but don’t be afraid to call in some help from the WordPress experts if you’re unsure of how to install and launch them or if you need a tutorial on how to safely and efficiently administer the themes. Whether you’re a simple weekly WordPress blogger or a seasoned webpage administrator who updates and edits every day, having a video component on your site is a stellar way to draw readers and keep them coming back again and again.

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

Pipes (1) GoDaddy , Google , How Tos How to get your small nonprofit up on the Web, Part 3 of 3 03.26.08 | 3359 13 Comments [link] How+to+get+your+small+nonprofit+up+on+the+Web%2C+Part+3+of+3 2008-03-27+04%3A50%3A13 Allan+Benamer Part I was about setting up your domain name in GoDaddy.

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Salesforce makes it easier to code to Google Apps Salesforce makes it easier to code to Google Apps Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2008 08:09 Written by Steve Sunday, 22 June 2008 09:59 Check out this new beefy section on the Salesforce site using the Toolkit for Google Apps. Maybe mail merge to Google Doc? Export reports to Google Spreadsheets?

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10 Twitter Accounts Your Nonprofit Should Be Following


This is an all encompassing resource provided by Google, exclusively for nonprofits. Although it mostly provides tips for the best ways nonprofits can utilize Google’s tools, it also promotes general tips and information to more effectively run your nonprofit.

Facebook Subscriptions: 8 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Pay Attention


What Facebook subscriptions does is allow Facebook to work more like Twitter or Google+ in that you don’t have to “friend&# or accept someone’s “friend&# request for that person to see your public updates.

New on SSIR: What the New Facebook Changes Mean for Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

The good news is that the nonprofit technology community is rich in sharing, and there are lots of online tutorials about this latest wave of updates on Facebook. Much like Google+, Facebook now allows users to subscribe to pages and individuals without being directly connected (as a fan or friend). This increased activity in a public channel is increasing search results on Google too.

82 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools & Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

VivaVideo Pro :: Google Play. Google Analytics :: Google Analytics is a freemium web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. HTML Tutorial :: TurboScan :: Google Play / iTunes.

Web Analytics Resources for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Google Analytics is the most popular web analytics tools out there due to its easy-to-access web interface and fairly straightforward features. Tutorials and Webinars. Google Analytics Academy. It's designed for beginner to intermediate users of Google Analytics.

12 Examples of Nonprofits Using Augmented and Virtual Reality


The Hydrous also partnered with Google to make their dives accessible through Google Earth. Here’s an easy tutorial on the whole process. Here’s a simple tutorial on how to do this.

Latest Social Media Tool Tips You Need To Know


So here’s the latest on: Google+ and Google search. Google+ Brings Out The Big Guns (SocialMouths). Dirty little secrets: The trouble with Google’s social search (CNN). How (and why) to engage with other Facebook Pages as a Page (Video Tutorial) (John Haydon).

Social Media Is About Engagement With A Purpose and How To Measure It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They measure conversions in Google Analytics using three techniques: traffic sources, advanced segments, and custom link tracking. He gave us examples of how to do this on Google Analytics using DoSomething’s most recent campaign.

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


You google "RSS readers" and you get "directories" listing hundreds of readers, or blog posts listing "top ten readers" - WTF? I have tried several readers, including the news feed that comes with Outlook, and right now I have settled on Google Reader. So say you've set up a Google alert with a couple of relevant keywords, so you are now getting emails that tell you that a couple of blogs in particular are about your association's field of interest and are the ones to watch.

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Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It integrates with your social media channels and allows you pre-schedule your message, it integrates with your analytics tools so you can view your metrics, and it even connects with Google Calendar and Evernote and others.

Learning Resources for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

Search engines like Google and Bing will often be your first stop when you have a question. Get more out of Google by using its advanced search techniques. How Stuff Works and How-To-Geek also offer articles, graphics, and video tutorials on technology topics.

Five Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

To get started, here’s a step-by-step tutorial for nonprofits and a list of nonprofits already using Pinterest effectively.

Resources for Small Staff Associations


W3Schools is a good online tutorials for learning HTML and CSS. Google Analytics Academy –learn Google Analytics for free at your own pace, and even get certified if you want (certification costs I think $50). This post originally appeared on Mizz Information.

Six Reasons to Use Facebook’s Power Editor for Facebook Ads

John Haydon

Use Google Chrome Power Editor in Google Chrome extension. If you do not have Google Chrome installed on your computer yet, please download Chrome from [link]. Watch this video tutorial for details: 2.

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Four Great Resources For Creating Custom Facebook Tabs With iFrames

John Haydon

This also means that you can use scripts like Google Analytics within a Facebook Tab. You’re probably very sad to see Static FBML be laid to rest on March 11th – especially since you’ve just started getting the hang of HTML and FBML.