New Facebook Groups

NCE Social Media

This week Facebook rolled out a revised Groups feature. Groups allows you to communicate with people and friends you designate in a group – such as work, home, church, classmates, etc. I wrote about Facebook groups previously. Facebook Groups Logo.

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Facebook Groups for Nonprofits: Everything You Need to Know

John Haydon

The post Facebook Groups for Nonprofits: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on John Haydon. Tired of the lackluster response on Facebook because you’re struggling to get your nonprofit’s posts to even show up in your followers’ feeds? Well, you’re not alone.

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Focus Group of One : Target Marketing

AFP Blog

Focus Group of One : Target Marketing : "If you''re sending your marketing campaigns without benefit of A/B or multi-variant testing—most companies admit to fewer than five tests per month—you are effectively acting as a focus group of one. You are assuming all of your constituents feel the same way about your campaign as you do. Big mistake." ''via Blog this

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28 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join

Wild Apricot Blog

I’ve found that nonprofit Facebook Groups are a great way to network with members of other nonprofits. That’s why I’ve created this list of the top 28 nonprofit Facebook Groups, so you know where to go. Facebook facebook-groupsThey can also help answer those sticky questions that you just can’t Google the answer to.

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We Launched a Product Feedback Group to Help Us Create Better Products


That’s why we’re launching the Product Feedback Group , to connect EveryAction users directly with our product team. Product Feedback Group members will receive email invites to various research studies including interviews, usability tests, surveys, and more.

Technology, philanthropy team up for religious groups

AFP Blog

Technology, philanthropy team up for religious groups : "Through the expansion of eligibility rules, U.S. churches and nonprofit organizations are able to apply for donated desktop equipment and office software. Dan Webb, vice president of technology solutions and services at TechSoup Global, explains how it works." ''via Blog this

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TAACCCT Grantee Focus Group / Reception


On behalf of TAConnecT, VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter conducted a focus group at the AACC (American Association of Community Colleges) Convention: Igniting Innovation , and hosted a well attended networking reception. The focus group provided great insight that will help us design the most effective online tools for TAConnecT, and the most useful content from the perspective of community college stakeholders.

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LinkedIn Groups: What you Need to Know Now


But with regard to LinkedIn–specifically, LinkedIn groups–I’ve been chronicling them being stripped of features and utility for years now and it seems like their eventual demise that I and others have been predicting may actually be about to happen.

The Two Most Important Groups for College and University Fundraising

Connection Cafe

But when it comes to fundraising, two groups stand head and shoulders above the rest: major donors and your school’s alumni. Your school does great work, and has lots of potential donors.

Nonprofit groups look to Google Glass - Yahoo!7

AFP Blog

Nonprofit groups look to Google Glass - Yahoo!7 Google will give each group a $25,000 grant along with a pair of yet-to-be publicly released Glass eyewear and guidance from the technology firm''s engineers 7 : Giving through Glass" program winners were selected from 1,300 proposals from US charities with ideas of how to use the eyewear to achieve their goals.

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The First Global Martus Users Group Meeting

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi The first ever Martus users group meeting took place earlier this month in Chiang Mai, the capital of Northern Thailand. Martus is Benetech's free and open source software package designed for human rights activists to collect stories and data about human rights abuses. For me personally, the meeting was a rare experience.

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AIRS Conference: VisionLink Users Group Reception


The 2012 AIRS Conference kicks off today, and all VisionLink customers are invited to join several VisionLink staffers (including yours truly), this evening from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Click here for more information. You can find us in the Gallier A/B Suite on the 4th floor.

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LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?


A few weeks ago, LinkedIn announced that they were going to be rolling out some pretty big changes to their Groups feature. When a member requests to join a Standard Group, their connections in the group can approve the request. All Groups Are Now Members-Only Groups.

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LinkedIn Changes Could Impact Nonprofit Groups - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

LinkedIn Changes Could Impact Nonprofit Groups - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly :LinkedIn has implemented some new changes into their social network, which may affect how nonprofits use the website, and specifically how groups will function. These changes also aim to reduce the amount of spam and promotional content that appears in groups, a problem which has increased in the past few years.

Russia rights groups get help from Microsoft

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Patrick Ball and I have often discussed the risks to social justice groups from using unlicensed proprietary software. A government could suppress a group using "piracy" as a reason, rather than criticism of the government. That's why it's heartening to read an article like this in the Christian Science Monitor, Russia rights groups get help from unlikely champion: Microsoft.

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Group to aid nonprofits -

AFP Blog

Group to aid nonprofits - "Calling all nonprofits: There’s a new group in town that wants to help charities that promote entrepreneurship and innovation programs for young people.It’s s called TUGG, which stands for Technology Underwriting Greater Good, and it’s made up of professionals who already understand the worlds of finance and technology.Now they’re looking to lay the.

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BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups


IMPORTANT: I submitted a ticket to LinkedIn last week, because despite all my best efforts, I was unable to set an organization’s group settings to allow the Jobs tab. We’re continually developing product features to enhance your LinkedIn groups experience.

How Greenpeace & Other Environmental Groups Are Using Technology to Build a Better World


There are thousands of nonprofits changing the world in big and small ways every single day. The best of these nonprofits know that one of the major keys to success is using top-notch nonprofit tools to run smart, creative, and impactful campaigns. We’re incredibly fortunate to power many of these organizations, helping raise more money and maximize their impact along the way.

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Group Texting: Useful or Hype?


This year the buzz is about group texting , which allows users to text up to about 25 people at a time via a mobile phone. TextPlus , a group texting vendor says they ha ve 7.7 GroupMe , another group texting company says that 200,000 texts go through its system every day. Can Nonprofits Benefit From Using Group Texting ? Group texting could make nonprofit campaigners lives a lot easier in communicating quickly and more efficiently with key staff.

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LinkedIn Confusion: Group or Company Page?


Does it link to the group you’ve been working so hard to build, or does it link to your organization’s company page? Let’s compare: NTEN group on LinkedIn. Group members can also show the logo on their profile, if you enable that setting.

Tornado Facebook Group Reunites Oklahoma Victims With Belongings

AFP Blog

Tornado Facebook Group Reunites Oklahoma Victims With Belongings : "Hagelberg logged into Facebook and found that many of her neighbors had reported finding items, so she decided to start a Facebook group to reunite victims of the tornado with their missing belongings. The Facebook group was expanded Monday, to help people who were affected by the devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla.,

Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Help the participants narrow down topics to discuss or work in small group exercises (replaces sticky dot voting and visualize the vote technique). June facilitated a discussion about the network leadership qualities of the group. It was great fodder for a reflective discussion.

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Five Recent LinkedIn Group Updates Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With the launch of new a LinkedIn Groups design , the company resolved one of its most pressing problems – LinkedIn Group spam. Group management had become cumbersome and time-consuming for many admins of medium and large groups. New Group Information Pop-down.

Wanted: Industry Advisory Group Members

Wild Apricot Blog

We’re looking for participants for a grassroots industry advisory group. Advisory-Group-membership If you''ve been involved in a small association, club or non-profit and want to be an advocate for your industry – check out this post for details!

New Nonprofit Tech Community Groups!


Groups are developed and supported by volunteer community organizers. Have an idea for a group? We just had a flurry of exciting new Communities of Practice (CoPs) emerge since the 14NTC. Check them out!

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Using this process to identify different types of donors in your universe is extremely useful in guiding your efforts to segment your list and fine tune the messaging that you use for each group.

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45 LinkedIn Groups for Nonprofit Professionals to Network or Find Jobs

Wild Apricot Blog

There are hundreds of nonprofit groups on LinkedIn. networking LinkedIn-Groups LinkedInHere I’ve segmented the top ones into the categories and written a few lines about each to help you decide which ones to join.

The 5 LinkedIn Groups Every Nonprofit Pro Should Join

NonProfit Hub

The groups worth joining on LinkedIn are seemingly endless, and that’s why we’ve identified five groups any nonprofit LinkedIn user should join. Mojalink is a specialist when it comes to connecting nonprofit professionals, and they are the creator of the group.

BBC News - Copyright group Creative Commons targets web users

AFP Blog

BBC News - Copyright group Creative Commons targets web users

Microsoft alumni group giving $175k to former employees' nonprofit ventures - GeekWire

AFP Blog

Microsoft alumni group giving $175k to former employees'' nonprofit ventures - GeekWire : "The Microsoft Alumni Foundation has announced new grants and matching funds totaling $175,000 for former employees whose philanthropy and nonprofit work has been recognized by the group for improving the lives of others." ''via Blog this

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

EveryAction's organizing toolset is trusted by major labor unions and advocacy groups - providing them with access to SmartVAN, the gold standard in voter contact technology. #10.

Why is Twitter a crucial channel for trade associations and advocacy groups?


This dynamic makes the platform a prime marketing channel for trade associations and advocacy groups seeking to shape the national dialogue. Why is Twitter a crucial channel for trade associations and advocacy groups?

Facebook assembles group to plan for disasters -

AFP Blog

Facebook assembles group to plan for disasters - NPFacebook NPDisasterRelief NPtech

Thousands RSVP for Global Group Run on Meetup

AFP Blog

Thousands RSVP for Global Group Run on Meetup : "itness app developer RunKeeper, which released its Health Graph API to the public earlier this month, has partnered with Meetup to organize a worldwide group run on July 9.". NPAthon NPRun NPtech

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Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This group has serious potential for renewal or upgrades. A branded group, with increased access to your organization, provides a sense of exclusivity for your mid-level donors. Start by giving this special group a name.

Table: Facebook Pages vs. Facebook Groups (vs. LinkedIn Groups)


Are you buffudled by the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups? Are you often confused about the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups? And how they compare to LinkedIn Groups? I often am. It's the most common question I receive when presenting on social media. This post helps end the befuddlement. read more. Influence Social Media

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Facebook's New Groups, Dashboards, and Downloads Explained [Video] | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Facebook's New Groups, Dashboards, and Downloads Explained [Video] | Fast Company

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

You should also make it clear that staff and volunteers should avoid clustering in groups — nothing is less welcoming than staffers huddled in a corner. Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time.

Need a Killer Grant Strategy? Maybe it’s Time to Partner With these Two Groups.

Connection Cafe

The keys to your success are fundraising and mission delivery. In the past, Finance personnel could make the case that “raising money is Development’s job; I’m here to record the debits and credits”.

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Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight to Modernizing Your Organization


I believe associations and other organizations, or even a group of erstwhile unaffiliated individuals can learn a lot about modern community building strategies and tactics from Office Heroes. This group is about networking but it is also rooted in appreciation.

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Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Group News | LinkedIn

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Group News | LinkedIn: "New applications and technologies are being developed at a rapid pace. This brave new world of touchscreens, aggregated data, and pastel AJAX-based social networking sites, is partly fueled by consumers' desires for faster, lighter, and often cheaper (if not free) technologies

11 Group Text Messaging Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, below is an excerpt from Chapter 10: Group Text Messaging and Text-to-Give Technology. 11 Group Text Messaging Best Practices for Nonprofits. The nonprofit sector is new to group text messaging, and because of that, most best practices have yet to be determined.

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Environmental Working Group: Building Online Community


When I purchased my first smart phone a couple of years ago, I wanted to find out how much radiation was going into my head so I went to the Environmental Working Group’s cell phone guide and actually printed the thing off and took it with me to the store. Cell Phone Database.

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