MUST READ info on the recent Facebook changes


Lots of great info (backed up by data) about how Edgerank works, including: “ 6 Takeaway Tips for Content That Performs. Lots of good stuff out there analyzing the continuing Facebook changes. Here are two MUST READ posts which will help you make sense of it all.

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Building a Facebook Fanpage – Part 1 – The Background Info


This is Part I of my guide to creating a Facebook fanpage for nonprofits. We’re going to use a fan page that I recently set up as an example of how to set up a page. So stage one – Register and make it clear what you are about

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Info P0rn - Facebook

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NYC leverages social media to map evacuation info for Hurricane Sandy | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs

AFP Blog

NYC leverages social media to map evacuation info for Hurricane Sandy | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs : The City of New York utilized its Open Data platform to help residents deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The effort, which is part of the Digital Road Map the City launched last year, integrates geographic information systems (GIS), social media and other private and public assets to inform New Yorkers about the dangers posed by the storm.

Californians Txt 4 Flu Info

Mobile Commons

MOBILE COMMONS’ MOBILE MESSAGING PLATFORM PROVIDES ADDITIONAL LINE OF DEFENSE THIS FLU SEASON. Text FLU and your address to 30644 to find the closest H1N1 vaccine in California. Mobile Commons, Inc.,

Who rules nonprofit social media?


Find more info about it, including some of the findings from the data used to create this, here. Check out the latest infographic from Craig Newmark and the team at RAD Campaign. It’s fairly self-explanatory.

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Alliance Library System and Second Life Library/Info Island Official Opening

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Info Island - Library Teleportation Station Originally uploaded by libraryman. Just got word from Lori Bell about the grand opening for Information Island.

Info overload functions as roadblock to better memory

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An article entitled " Info overload functions as roadblock to better memory " The article makes the point that the problem is a loss of focus. People aren???t t paying attention, aren???t t taking the time to do one thing at a time and make the whole experience a permanent memory. I'm doing about five simultaneously posts right now

7 Reasons Why Mobile Is Critical To Your Nonprofit


You don't want these audiences visiting your site from their phones and tablets and then be forced to look at a different site because your site looked funky, and was hard to read and search for info. …for starters, it’s in everyone else’s pockets.

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Data on the Digital Divide


I think it should have had more info about mobile web access, but interesting nonetheless. Came across this infographic via a Mashable post. See more source data in the Digital Divide section of the Pew Internet Research site. Useful Data

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Bots, bots, bots


Lots more info here. No idea why, but I find this one super interesting. Or maybe I just wanted to post a cool robot picture. ——————-. photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday

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In case you missed it: POTUS on the G+


The first ever completely virtual interview from the White House (see the WH blog for more info). An aside: if this doesn’t prove the importance of online, participatory learning, nothing will. Quipol. Social Learning

Raise More By Avoiding “One Size Fits All” Email Appeals


Capture more info during event registrations. The point is to get creative in how you capture info about your supporters. Ever buy something that’s “one size fits all?” Maybe a hat or pair of gloves? It usually doesn’t work out so well. The same is true with your holiday email appeals.

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The Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study Will Soon Make Its Way to Your Inbox!

Connection Cafe

But, we are talking about data on emails, info on top fundraisers, impact of personal donations and so much more! If you’re into peer-to-peer fundraising numbers like me, then you’re probably anxious to know how your participants compare to the industry.

How To Make the Business Case for Social Customer Care


A lot of great info in this deck by Blake Landau at Intel. Making the Business Case for Social Customer Care from Blake Landau. ——— This post has a really good slide deck. Click through if you can’t see it. ——— ( photo credit ). More like this.

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50 Social Media Content Ideas

Connection Cafe

Author: Cheryl Black. Tell me, does this sound familiar: You're staring at your organization's Facebook page and the writer's block is more like a writer's mountain. You have absolutely no idea what you are going to post to Facebook, let alone the (seemingly) 500 tweets you need to come up with.

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Nonprofit Storytelling with Infographics

John Haydon

No one wants to share info graphic that’s ugly or plain looking. Make sure you spend the money and hire a graphic artist that can create a beautiful info graphic. Users should be able to share your info graphic with one mouse click on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

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Six social media tactical articles you need to read


The latest demographic info for each of the major social sites. I was a Helpdesk Expert at this event in New York last week, and there’s a ton of info here on some new social tools which may be of interest. Just a few links I’ve been saving for you recently.

Social Media for Alumni Networks


This nice deck by Beth Kanter should have good info for any association, not just alumni associations…! Engaging and Inspiring Alumni Networks with Social Media from Beth Kanter. ——— This post contains a cool slide deck. Click through if you can’t see it!

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Tools for Digital Storytelling


Some good stuff and info about digital storytelling tools in this deck by the always fabulous Debra Askanase. Read more about the training she did on this here. Digital Storytelling Tools for Nonprofit Organizations from Community Organizer 2.0. Content Strategy From the Trenches Implementation

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Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management


GET MORE INFO AND REGISTER HERE. DON’T BE LEFT OUT! JOIN THE 150+ ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES WHO HAVE TAKEN THIS PROGRAM! I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM).

6 Must-Download Mobile Apps for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Users add their credit card info to the app, GiveTide rounds up all transactions to the nearest dollar, and then users give the money raised to their favorite nonprofits with a single tap. Thus far, nonprofits have struggled to create mobile apps that their donors and supporters want to use.

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What's New in Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017

Tech Soup Blog

More info: Digital IDs. More info: Compare two versions of a PDF file. More info: Scan documents to PDF. In July, Adobe released Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017, the latest version of its desktop software for viewing, creating, editing, printing, and managing PDF documents.

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Facebook launches completely new process for creating Pages (video)

John Haydon

Scaled down requirements for the info section. Facebook has launched a completely new process for creating a Facebook Page that includes: An idiot-proof three-step process. The ability to import images from a website.

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How to Double Online Giving in Six Months

Connection Cafe

Break it Down: CommitChange helped Mercy House break the donation process down into four steps: recurring versus one-time; amount; info; and payment.

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Help non-profits attend NTC 2009

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Tags: Info Tech NTEN Holly Ross NTC

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7 Ways to Optimize Your Facebook Page for Search

John Haydon

Depending upon how the user is searching, they can search for “books” , “political views” or “restaurants” To select the category that best describes your business, go to your Page Info area (Edit Page > Update Page Info).

Is the Future of Social Media Much Different for Non-profits?


Looking for more info on social media in the non-profit sector? Jeremiah Owyang, an industry analyst with digital strategy consulting firm Altimeter Group , interviewed 140 enterprise-class social strategists for a report on the “ Career Path of the Corporate Social Strategist ”.

Scanning for Good: 5 Reasons QR Codes Are a Safe Option for Nonprofits


In addition to web URLs, QR codes can contain SMS messages, plain text, contact info, event invites, Google Maps locations, YouTube videos, or social content. At last year’s Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits, Allison Nassour and I presented to a full room on the topic of QR codes.

5 Must Haves for Every Good Blog Post


If your name/company/contact info isn’t listed anywhere on your piece and someone else wants to use it… they’ll use it regardless. People probably have a low tolerance for digging around for author info if it’s not readily available. Did you use someone else’s info?

Primers for small biz owners getting started with social media


We obviously don’t work with small business here at SocialFish, so I had to do some scouring to find the best resources for individual business owners – as there’s basically way too much info out there if you’re just Googling. All Facebook - good info on Facebook.

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A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Micro-learning online courses consist of a video, an info-graphic or list of tips, and a set of instructional or assessment questions that help us think differently about the topic and find something bite size to apply immediately.

Why Google’s Algorithm Update Was a Good Thing for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

For more info what Google’s algorithm means to your nonprofit, Scott Gilman summarized it well.). Google’s recent mobile algorithm update has been a very good thing for nonprofits. Not that nonprofits have been helped by the update, necessarily.

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Non Profit Innovators : Christian Caldwell from American Heart Association

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Tags: Info Tech Social Software Non Profit Innovators

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Nonprofits and Pinterest: Nonprofit Blog Carnival Round-up

Have Fun - Do Good

Below are links to some examples, plus additional info and inspiration. Using Pinterest to Raise Money: One Charity's Experiment , The Chronicle of Philanthropy More examples, info, and inspiration 9 Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits , Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Nobody Visits your Facebook Page and Why That Doesn’t Matter

John Haydon

The fact that custom apps are now tucked away under the info box ( see for yourself on this page ). Everyone hates change, even though it’s the norm with Facebook. The biggest gripe about the new Facebook Page layout ?

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A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works


Make sure to include all your contact info (email, phone, etc). News / Important info for students/families. In my last session as part of the Schools out for Summer Series I took a deep dive into how Schools can get the most out of Facebook.

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Announcing #culturechat Thursdays!!


MORE INFO HERE. BIG NEWS to announce! In conjunction with , Jamie Notter and I will be hosting a new #culturechat Twitter chat every other Thursday at 1 pm EST starting February 5th. Mark your calendars!!

Every Time You Buy An Email List - A Puppy Dies!


Remember the more info you ask for on sign up forms, the less of a response you will get. As you build relationships with these people, you will be able to gather more info about them. I saw this great video recently about purchasing email lists and had to share.

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5 Google Analytics Stats To Track Fundraising Success


Image courtesy of Info Trust LLC. Having a tough time tracking the analytic behind your last fundraising campaign? You’re not alone.

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