Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Amy Sample Ward

socialmedia strategy community content diy howto metrics social media templates trackingToday, at the 2011 MyCharityConnects Conference in Toronto, I had a ton of fun leading a session and discussion around making the most of social media in just 30 minutes a day.

Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

Amy Sample Ward

presentation webtools howto nonprofits nptech twitterLast week, I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference here in New York.

Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

community socialmedia howto nycares volunteeringYesterday was the 2012 New York Cares Leadership Conference , and I had the distinct pleasure of presenting a session to volunteer leaders and inspiring community members.

Pinterest Tutorial

NCE Social Media

Tools howto pinterest VideoSince I wrote about Pinterest earlier , I wanted to share a video about how to set up and use Pinterest. Pinterest is a social media pinboard now used by more than 10 million people per month. If you’re interested in the demographics, more women than men have started use it. Now how can your organization use it? Well, Pinterest has a pinboard with lots of examples including using it with blogging, education, YouTube, and many more.

How to use Canva to Create Stellar Visual Content [VIDEO TUTORIAL]

John Haydon

Here’s an edited version of “How to use Canva to Create Stellar Visual Content” (slideshare is below the video): Online Fundraising content creation content marketing howto video visual content If you’re not familiar with Canva , you should be.

Using Facebook Photo Contests to Engage People and Raise Money (VIDEO)

John Haydon

Facebook howto video Chris Davenport and I recently had an opportunity to make this video for Movie Mondays. And if you’re not already a Movie Mondays subscriber, you can fix that right here.

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Worth a Look: Scoop.it Digital Content Tool

Amy Sample Ward

otherblogs webtools content curation howto resource review ssir toolMy latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is now up – you can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR blog , or check out the repost below.

How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

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New on SSIR: You can has memesez?

Amy Sample Ward

otherblogs socialmedia guidelines howto meme ssir viralvideo youtubeMy latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog is up! You can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR blog or below.

Great reads from around the web on August 24th

Amy Sample Ward

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How to use Canva to Create Stellar Visual Content [VIDEO TUTORIAL]

John Haydon

Here’s an edited version of “How to use Canva to Create Stellar Visual Content” (slideshare is below the video): Online Fundraising content creation content marketing howto video visual content If you’re not familiar with Canva , you should be.

Collaborative Technologies for Social Impact: How Survivors Connect leverages the web and you can, too!

Amy Sample Ward

case studies digital learning case study feature howto technology worldpulseI originally wrote this feature for the World Pulse magazine. Due to space restrictions, unfortunately, it will not be included in the upcoming issue.

Nonprofit Webinars: DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

2011 presentation community diy howto metrics strategy webinarDate : January 19th, 2010. Location : online with Nonprofit Webinars. Topic : Do-It-Yourself Community Metrics. Description : Social media, online campaigns, and community engagement can be tricky things to dive into and do well without measuring, monitoring and evaluating. But what to measure? How to evaluate?

Great reads from around the web on March 30th

Amy Sample Ward

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Create your own Daily Newspaper

NCE Social Media

Tools Microblog Facebook Education and Training twitter facebook howto Video news paper.liPaper.li is a web-based tool, that is free, that you can use to create a daily paper of your Facebook and or Twitter feeds. The paper could also have a morning and evening edition or be weekly. You may also even set up a paper for a specific hashtag or keyword that is of interest to you such as this one. You may also have multiple papers. I like Paper.li

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2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference

Amy Sample Ward

presentation Presentations from 2011 basics howto twitter volunteerDate : March 25, 2011. Location : New York, NY. Topic : Using Twitter to Recognize Volunteers and Build a Following. Description : This session is targeted at beginner and intermediate knowledge or experience with Twitter and other social media platforms.

2011 MyCharityConnects Conference Workshop: Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Amy Sample Ward

presentation Presentations from 2011 howto mcc11 social media workshopDate : June 6, 2011, 10:30 am – 12 pm. Location : Toronto, ON, Canada. Topic : Social Media Success in 30 Minutes Per Day. Description : The world of social media expands every day, supporting all those arguments. and doubts about whether it’s worth the time and energy to get started when. it seems there’s so much to learn first. But, just like all of the other areas of.

Video Fridays #19

NCE Social Media

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How To: DIY Community & Content Mapping

Amy Sample Ward

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Great reads from around the web on August 23rd

Amy Sample Ward

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[Free Download] The Stupidly Simple Facebook Page Features Guide

John Haydon

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Great reads from around the web on May 16th

Amy Sample Ward

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How to Make Your Facebook Page Timeline Easier to Scan (Video Tutorial)

John Haydon

Facebook content strategy facebook page howto timelineThis video shows you how to clean up your Facebook Page Timeline by: Hiding posts. Changing dates. Creating full-width posts. Repositioning photos. I have a few more videos coming out about using Facebook so subscribe to my YouTube channel. Thanks!

Three Instant Facebook Page Tweaks That Maximize Reach

John Haydon

Facebook edgerank engagement facebook page facebook tips howto Page Settings Most of what you read about creating more reach for your Facebook Page either has to do with Facebook Ads or optimizing content. But these three little settings for your Page can also dramatically increase reach: 1.

Designing Programs to Build Community: Case Study with Charity Technology Trust

Amy Sample Ward

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Great reads from around the web on October 27th

Amy Sample Ward

" roundup bookmarks casestudies crowdsourcing howto innovation list networking nptech postalicious Presentations from 2011 report research resources scalingup socialmedia socialreporting toolsI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of October 27th).

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Guest Post: My tips to Have Fun * Do Good

Amy Sample Ward

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Great reads from around the web on May 17th

Amy Sample Ward

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Great reads from around the web on May 28th

Amy Sample Ward

" 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. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of May 28th).

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

" roundup activism advocacy bookmarks campaigning casestudies collaboration facebook guide howto innovation list net2-recommends postalicious privacy resources technology tutorialI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of December 15th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

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Wordpress Extras: My Favorites

Amy Sample Ward

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Great reads from around the web on May 3rd

Amy Sample Ward

Have a look into “5 Skills for Online Community Managers&# and find out what some of the community facilitator traits would be like, according to him…" roundup apps bookmarks campaign casestudy community engagement facebook howto list nonprofit nptech offline online_facilitation postalicious resources videoI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Great reads from around the web on June 11th

Amy Sample Ward

" Tags: roundup bookmarks casestudies community communitybuilder communitymanagement fundraising howto list mobile nonprofits postalicious presentations research resources I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of June 11th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

Guest Post on Frogloop: 5 Tips for Running a Competition

Amy Sample Ward

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Great reads from around the web on December 8th

Amy Sample Ward

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Ready, Set, Tweet!

NCE Social Media

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Download the Facebook Places Guide for Businesses And Nonprofits

John Haydon

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Video Tutorial: How do I Twitter my Flickr photos?

John Haydon

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Pinterest Launches Smart Analytics for Businesses

John Haydon

Pinterest explains more in this short howto video: This analytics will help you get more useful information about your audience , the topics they prefer, and how their actions on your website generate awareness for your cause.

Green Jobs Now has a podcast: lessons learned

GroundWire

Green Jobs Now , a national campaign for a new, inclusive green economy that we’re providing technical and strategic support for, now has its very first podcast listed in the iTunes Directory. The organizers for the day of action, Green for All , 1Sky , and the We Campaign , have had a couple conference calls since day one, but no way to effectively distribute that audio until now. Of course, the archived audio has been accessible on the Green Jobs Now blog in an embedded Flash player.

Facebook Page Redesign – 7 Features You Need to Know About

John Haydon

I’m working on a short video class on new Facebook Pages (tips, howtos, recommendations). Today Facebook announced a completely new design for Facebook Pages , starting this week.

7- Step Non-Profit Plan to Attract and Keep Corporate Partners

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He is one of the best teachers to learn howto use brand storytelling and social media to build your organization’s reputation, donor community, and social impact. He is offering a seminar (visit www.WeFirst13.com for details).

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Why buy Google Plus for Business by @ChrisBrogan

John Haydon

Sure, there are a lot of howtos and tips, but because Google Plus is evolving so rapidly, this content will probably be outdated very soon. I’ve been a big fan of Chris Brogan ‘s for a few years now – and not because he pays me $100 each time I say so (kidding).