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

Marnie Webb (who appears to be blogging a bit more these days since she switched to a MAC ) tagged an interesting article from the Wall Journal that asks " Is there a numerical cap on how many friends we can have? Perhaps there is a lot to learn from headline writing skills. So, I have no idea why this page was tagged with NpTech. The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005. Many individuals tag hundreds of resources each week.

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The Bitchun Society has arrived! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

10.02.06 | 97 3 Comments [link] The+Bitchun+Society+has+arrived%21 2006-10-03+04%3A58%3A12 Allan+Benamer Those of you who have read Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom will know what the headline is talking about but for the uninitiated here’s a quick recap: The world has finally arrived in a postscarcity economy where everyone’s basic needs are met. 384 posts in 456 categories and tags, 1,628 comments and still going strong.

RSS is really your friend

NCE Social Media

RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format (from Wikipedia ). Tags: Tools rss ideaware feeds RSS - Really Simple Syndication, can be a great time saver. Ideaware has an outstanding article on how to harness RSS to benefit your information needs. I would recommend reading it. Please share how you would use it with your agency in our comments section.

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Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Twitter crowdsourced China earthquake in realtime

AFP Blog

Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Twitter crowdsourced China earthquake in realtime: "While the mainstream media scrambled to put up their “breaking news” headlines Robert Scoble alias Scobleizer, was early to tweet the news. Tags: NPWeb2.0 Quickly there were live radio interviews, pictures, google maps, videos all being sent in real-time, says VentureBeat.". NPTwitter NPDisasterRelief NPtech

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Online Fundraising Ideas (7 Strategies & 63% More Donations)

Nonprofits Source

To add this code you’ll need access to place the script in the header or footer tags of your website. Here are a few guides for popular sites to get your tracking codes set up: Google Remarketing Tag. Pinterest Tag.

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5 Must Haves for Every Good Blog Post

SocialFish

Engaging Title/Headline. Headline hacking’ and ‘link bait’ are just a couple of the terms used to describe the art of crafting an intriguing headline. A good headline should include a few elements to make them really juicy: 1. bold headlines.

SEO For Nonprofits: A Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing Success

Nonprofits Source

Heading Tags. Image Alt Tag. This is because the closer your keyword is to the title tag the more weight it carries with search engines. Insert keywords into your heading tags. Use heading tags to help Google understand the structure and text on your page.

Twitter Hacking and Cloud Security

Robert Weiner

The front-page headlines read " Hacker steals Twitter's confidential documents ," but the real story isn't about Twitter — it's that the stolen documents were stored online, "in the cloud." Tags: TechSoup

5 Tips to Make Your Website Get Better Search Rankings

Tech Soup Blog

Load keywords in all the important places — page titles, meta descriptions, and headlines. You also need a headline that is similar to the page title. Make sure you properly format headlines with an "H1" (headline one) tag.

What Google+ users can learn from nonprofits

Judi Sohn

I might segment my content by category or tag. I can even try and hide content based on category or tag. But I can’t target you any more than Robert could change his headline for me. Tagged: Google , social networking. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m fascinated by Google+. I left Web Worker Daily in 2009 in no small part because I was bored out of my mind with the content I was producing/editing.

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How to Create Web Pages That Share Beautifully on Facebook

See What's Out There

When Facebook users scan a busy news feed, a strong image or a bold headline can make all the difference and lead to a better click conversion. In many cases, a link shared will look something like this: The image is random, the headline is muddled, and the description is non-existent. All you have to do is include the following meta tags in the head of the website or webpage you want to customize, and make sure the text and image match what you want.

My dream HTML email editor…does it exist?

Judi Sohn

So if you have a line of text and select “bold blue headline&# the software would automatically throw in something like <h2 style=&# font-style:bold;color:blue;&# >Line of text</h2> around the line of text. I’d want it to still respect the cascade, so if I put the same styles in the <td> tag that contains the <h2> , the software should automatically remove the redundant style from the <h2> tag.

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A new look at RSS: Fever

Judi Sohn

I’m always subscribed to way more feeds than any person can read on a regular basis, covering everything from Salesforce and nonprofit technology to knitting and entertainment headlines. Headlines news feeds, link blogs, those blogs that just react, Twitter feeds, etc. Tags: Geek Posts I admit it, I have a serious RSS habit.

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A new look at RSS: Fever

Judi Sohn

I’m always subscribed to way more feeds than any person can read on a regular basis, covering everything from Salesforce and nonprofit technology to knitting and entertainment headlines. Headlines news feeds, link blogs, those blogs that just react, Twitter feeds, etc. Tags: Software Reviews I admit it, I have a serious RSS habit.

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Non-Profits Called to Explain Costs of Fundraising

Wild Apricot

Just think how this week’s headlines play to the public you’re going be asking for renewed support.( Tags: accountability Best practices case studies donations Fundraising General News General non-profit interest news nonprofit Non-profit Communications nptech public relations Can you imagine asking for $100, and telling your donor up front that $80 will go to the telemarketing company that interrupted his dinner, and only $20 to your non-profit?

Building Personal Relationships with Thousands at a Time

NetWits

Sure, you could highlight all three programs, but with competing imagery, a mutli-topic appeal and non-specific headline, you’re basically taking a gamble that the email will even be read, much less personally relevant and meaningful to the constituent receiving it.

19 Ways to Raise More Money From Your Donation Pages

John Haydon

Write a powerful headline – Focus attention with a compelling and concise headline that states the outcome. What makes a kick-ass donation page? Is it the words? Images? Where buttons and fields are located? The short answer is yes.

How To Convince Leadership Content Marketing For Nonprofits Matters

Nonprofits Source

This article does so well because: The headline entices a positive emotion from readers. The easiest method is to insert an HTML tag to your site’s header. Do you struggle to convince your leadership or board that content marketing for nonprofits matters ?

Latest News You Can Use – 11/15

SocialFish

This is a new sort-of-regular post I’m planning, based on top news curated from my favorite service ever, the Launch Ticker , which is itself a curated list of headlines.

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The Envelope(s), Please

Beaconfire Wire

The Compelling headlines on the home page grab attention. Tags: About Us Web Design In keeping with the grand tradition of creating innovative & award winning sites for our non profit clients, Beaconfire just won three Web Marketing Association 2010 Web Awards! Each site is judged on seven criteria, scored between 1-10: Design, Innovation, Content, technology, Interactivity, Copywriting, Ease of use.

Your life in ten words or less

SocialFish

Regardless, what really caught my eye was the headline of his obit: Steve Fossett, 63; Adventurer of the Seas and Skies. Tags: creativity innovation I read Steve Fossett's obituary this weekend. Though he has been declared legally dead, five months after he disappeared over the Nevada desert, it made me smile because I happen to know that he's now flying alien aircraft for Area 51.

Strategies For Optimizing Your Nonprofit's Website

Frogloop

For example, you could identify the headline, image, and promo text as parts of your page you'd like to improve, and try out three different versions of each one. Tags: SEO

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Top States for New Donors & Online Donors | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

It makes for good headlines but doesn’t really help nonprofits very much.

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter

SocialFish

to research relevant tags for your audience and combine them in smart ways. Variations include: share just the headline, write a tweet in an alternate engaging format (e.g. Don’t just respond to people who tag you – monitor convos about your brand throughout the twitter sphere.

Towards a New Kind of Nonprofit Website, Part I

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Big headlines get clicks. This type of headline design originated from drudgereport.com. Pictures next to headlines get more clicks. Big pictures next to big headlines get even more clicks. Give people an anchor to look at — i.e. headlines with pictures.

Strategies For Optimizing Your Site

Frogloop

For example, you could identify the headline, image, and promo text as parts of your page you'd like to improve, and try out three different versions of each one. Tags: SEO

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Towards a New Kind of Nonprofit Website, Part I

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Big headlines get clicks. This type of headline design originated from drudgereport.com. Pictures next to headlines get more clicks. Big pictures next to big headlines get even more clicks. Give people an anchor to look at — i.e. headlines with pictures.

Towards a New Kind of Nonprofit Website, Part II

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

You won’t need a user to go in and manually hack out some HTML to make headlines for all the other blog entries on your site. In other words, it’s a human-powered headline builder for your website. Typical News Headline Design. Tags: Internet Nonprofit 2.0

Towards a New Kind of Nonprofit Website, Part II

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

You won’t need a user to go in and manually hack out some HTML to make headlines for all the other blog entries on your site. In other words, it’s a human-powered headline builder for your website. Typical News Headline Design. Tags: Internet Nonprofit 2.0

The Art of Getting ReTweeted

Frogloop

Don’t always tweet something and tag on please ReTweet. This suggests that headline based Tweets such as " Frogloop Launches Social Networking Calculator "--are more likely to go viral. Is there an art to getting ReTweeted on Twitter? Dan Zarrella says yes and has been studying the " Science of ReTweeting " for the past nine months.

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Essential Tips for Email Marketing

ASU Lodestar Center

Some are tagged as relevant, and some are not-- these often land to the spam folder. That means instead of the usual generic headlines that don't state what the email is about; you have to be on point. posted by Chris Giarratana Digital Strategy Consultant.

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Don’t forget your content

Beaconfire Wire

Two months after your new site launched, you find a headline that says “Lorem ipsum…&# Oops. Content — headlines, buttons, auto-responders, images — is what motivates people to become supporters or donors. Tags: Information Architecture Marketing

YES! Magazine's soaring online presence

GroundWire

In addition, each article is tagged with one of three “hedgehog” types – an article can be about “reframing big ideas”, “tools to use and share” or “the power of one”. editors know good headlines and great content generate traffic. 42 Ways to Not Make Trash. Indigenous Ecuadorians Take Chevron to Court. 10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy. Living Buildings, Living Economies. This is YES! Magazine.

9 Free Ways to Increase Your YouTube Views

See What's Out There

Upworthy headlines are a good source of inspiration.) Pick tags that will be good for SEO. Think about what your supporters are searching, and make sure those keywords are included in your video tags.

First day in Davos

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There are roughly thirty social entrepreneurs here at the Forum, headlined by such famous leading SEs as Muhammad Yunus and Fazle Abed of Bangladesh. Tags: WEF social entrepreneurs Davos Benetech Kickstart Selco Schwab Foundation Davos10 Schatzalp I’m joining many other social entrepreneurs on our journey to Davos, home of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.

Twitter Hacking and Cloud Security

Tech Soup Blog

The front-page headlines read " Hacker steals Twitter's confidential documents ," but the real story isn't about Twitter — it's that the stolen documents were stored online, "in the cloud." Tags: Physical Security Privacy Security Security Staff Training Using the Web and Internet

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Just When You Thought Direct Mail Was Dead | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

These things tend to get overstated for the purposes of making headlines. Tags: Direct Marketing , donorCentrics , Multichannel , Online Giving Similiar Articles 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report Single Channel Communication is Dead Guys Like Good Causes Too Does Online Cannibalize Offline Fundraising?

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Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The best ways to follow her are via Twitter ( @ElisaC ) and by all the headline feeds found in her BlogHer profile. Tags: Have Fun Do Good Guest Posts guest

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Seven Ways to Get More Website Traffic From Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

This is why you also want to publish Facebook Page stories that include compelling headlines, excerpts, and of course links to your website. Use Google Analytics – You can use Google Analytics to measure visits, page views, exit pages, time on your site and more by using UTM tags.

HOW TO: Update Your Nonprofit’s Wikipedia Page (and Why You Should)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Formatting text, inserting links and headlines. Tags: Facebook Wikipedia

11NTC Round-Up: Your Posts, Highlights, and Take-aways

NTEN

And, here are all the photos on Flickr tagged "11NTC" ! Last week, as I emerged from the post-conference haze of catching up on sleep and clearing my in-box, I started reading through blog posts from attendees and speakers. Then I couldn't stop!

5 Tips for Getting Media Pickup for Your Fundraising Campaign

Tech Soup Blog

" It might sound harsh, but it will challenge you to come up with a click-worthy subject/headline and an introduction that will draw a journalist in. You could post about your campaign and tag news outlets or post directly to their Facebook pages.

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Big Cat Rescue

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Chris also notes the headlines and tags of videos that are trending and often patterns our next video to capitalize on the buzz. Tags: Social Media The Book Organization: Big Cat Rescue. Organization Size: 125 exotic cats, 9 paid staff, 107 volunteers, 80,000 supporters.