Gear Up for Giving: Social Media Tutorials for Nonprofits

Frogloop

The Case Foundation is launching a new online series next week called Gear Up for Giving: Social Media Tutorials for Nonprofits featuring some of the best nonprofit communications and social media gurus like blogger and social media trainer Beth Kanter, Katya Andersen of Network for Good, Geoff Livingston of CRT/tanaka, activist and author Allison Fine, Holly Ross of NTEN and more.

[Video Tutorial] How to Fix Your Broken Static FBML Facebook Page Custom Tabs

John Haydon

Paste it into a plain text edit program and address any issues related to FBML tags. As you may have heard, Facebook finally stopped supporting Static FBML in custom Page tabs. What this means is that if you have any custom tabs that have used FBML code, they are probably broken.

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

However, these issues don’t apply in the same way to nonprofits who have an organizational presence on Facebook. We’ll take a look at the issues you most need to be concerned about one at a time." Each case study includes background information about the issue and the campaign, key learnings, benchmark numbers, and outcomes. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Presentation: Social Media & Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

You can read it for free online (or download the PDF) and it includes case studies, how-to tutorials, and lots of information about various tools that may be appropriate for your organization (after you’ve identified your goals, audience, and so on).

Pipe Up: How to Get More Comments on Your WordPress Posts

Byte Technology

Yet other times a lack of comments may be due to technical issues that an administrator—especially one new to WordPress—is unaware of and doesn’t have the knowledge to remedy. Regardless of why a site doesn’t foster an active comment board, there are some quick and easy ways to change the issue. Check out the online tutorial at the WordPress home page and discover how to let users subscribe to their own comments through an instant notification.

Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10

Tech Soup Blog

How-To-Geek's How to Install Windows 10 on Your PC is a step-by-step written tutorial on upgrading from a previous version of Windows. The tutorial goes from downloading the ISO file to doing the installation steps, with good screenshots of the process.

New on SSIR: Can Giving Days Strengthen Your Community?

Amy Sample Ward

Components included video tutorials, suggested calendars of activity, sample materials, frequently asked questions, logos, and a Twibbon for Facebook and Twitter use. My latest post on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog is now up.

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How to Visually Show Your Impact to Funders with Silk

Tech Soup Blog

Amy said Human Rights Watch plans to re-announce it for a year whenever the LGBT criminalization issue heats up. I recommend looking at the Silk tutorial, Create a Silk by Importing a Spreadsheet. Silk also offers free basic , spreadsheet , and charts tutorials to help you get started.

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How Nonprofits Are Using Games for their Mission Driven Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through a partnership with Disney and LucasFilm, Code.org built a Star Wars-themed tutorial played by millions of students who learned the basics of coding and made their own games in a single hour. Maybe you think about history, and how nukes are a bygone issue.

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My top 5 Salesforce/Common Ground administrator tips (as presented at the Convio Summit)

Judi Sohn

I couldn't recreate the error, so it was an issue on her computer. I also will log in as a user in order to build my tutorials, as my administrator view can sometimes be very different and I want my screenshot-based lessons to show what they see.

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How to Visually Show Your Impact to Funders with Silk

Tech Soup Blog

Amy said Human Rights Watch plans to re-announce it for a year whenever the LGBT criminalization issue heats up. I recommend looking at the Silk tutorial, Create a Silk by Importing a Spreadsheet. Silk also offers free basic , spreadsheet , and charts tutorials to help you get started.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The hot button issue was capacity, skills, and lack of resources. ” Or if you are a self-learner and just need to learn a few techniques for creating charts in excel, here’s some terrific video tutorials.

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The New Competition: For-Profit Communities With Deep Pockets (Part 2)

SocialFish

Other communities like Spiceworks , uTest and GrabCAD offer online courses, webinars, videos, tutorials, best practices, product reviews, vendor ratings and other resources. This post originally appeared on the Avectra blog and is reposted here with permission.

Lame spams of the day: another roundup

Robert Weiner

We encourage you to explore its new and enhanced capabilities with these helpful tips, tutorials, and eSeminars. Text: Good day, as reqeusted I give you inovices issued to you per oct. Here's a selection of messages from spammers who don't even seem to be trying -- no graphics, no attempt to make the links look legit, plain text. Are these spammers just lazy or do these things actually work? Bottom line: think before you click. Hover your mouse over URLs and see where they lead.

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The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In my work with women in Middle East, the issue of privacy, safety, and security often a hot topic, yet using online social networks for professional networking requires us to be open.

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For Udi Ofer , Executive Director of ACLU, he was already answering questions about the issues his organization was working on -why not do it on Twitter? This will be a great opportunity to take a deep dive about these issues.

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Privacy and Security on Social Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is a serious issue for professionals here in the US, especially if they work in education or youth service nonprofits. In many places in the world, sharing everything online can be a life and death matter particularly for activists working in certain countries.

Four Resources Nonprofits Should Check Out

Frogloop

John has great tutorials that walk you through Facebook marketing and also offers great insight in his blog posts, such as Why Facebook Marketing Feels so Impossible. Each podcast has about three accomplished guests from the nonprofit sector discussing a range of issues, such as fundraising, social media, mobile, and community building. Sometimes I feel like there''s an encyclopedia of online advocacy, fundraising, and social media stuck in my head.

Allison Fine's New Book!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is not a tutorial or self-help book, but it is women helping their girlfriends, sisters, colleagues to stay connected and relevant in this new Connected Age." Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age by Allison Fine.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd and How To Find Them!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Or if you are good self-learner and just need to learn a few techniques for creating charts in excel, here’s some terrific video tutorials.

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How to Crawl Large Websites using Screaming Frog

Beaconfire Wire

Crawling a website can provide crucial information about potential issues and possible areas of improvement. The following is a tutorial for how to setup Screaming Frog to crawl very large websites.

10 Tips for Protecting Your Online Privacy and Identity

Tech Soup Blog

Get a Better Understanding of the Issues. Watch the Internet Society's great tutorials on managing your digital footprint. Editor's note: the Internet Society's tips are useful for all of us as individual consumers.

Best of the Web: November 2015

Idealware

Crazy Data Science Tutorial: Classification and Clustering ( Data Science Central ). Larry Irving of Mobile Alliance for Global Good issues a call to action for all techies, especially in Silicon Valley. Fundraising season is around the corner and social media is full of articles on how to run a successful campaign. We’ve included a few here that will help you with fundraising emails, social media, and your website.

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Content Curation Primer

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For organizations and brands, content curation can help establish the organization’s thought leadership and capture attention in today’s information cluttered world. Content curation can help your organization become the go-to authority on an issue or topic area.

Britt Bravo on Blogging

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

In her detailed tutorial, Britt walks you through basics that are hard to find in one place, including setting up your blog account posting pictures dealing with comments making sure your feed is published tracking access to your site and making use of tagging to help readers find relevant posts. And then join the Non-Profit Blog Exchange to connect with a wider community of other bloggers tackling non-profit issues.

How Do Other Organizations Control Administrative Costs?

Tech Soup Blog

How are nonprofits coping with this issue? Here's how GrantStation can help: GrantStation membership provides your organization with access to our searchable grantmaker profiles, strategy tools, and proposal tutorials.

So you want a career in the nonprofit sector?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first section explains what a nonprofit is and the second chapter introduces you to Nonprofit Speak , a good tutorial to the acronyms and words that are often spoke in nonprofit land and can help you get up to speed so you can communicate your career goals to potential employers.

How to Install Janrain Federate on Drupal 6.x

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

See [link] for a good discussion of this issue. In other words, this isn’t JUST a coder issue, you will have to discuss this issue with business people. Well, believe it or not that’s the end of this tutorial. I’m in the middle of doing an installation of Janrain Federate on our Drupal 6.25 installation. Janrain Federate is a single sign on solution for Web servers.

Tips for Software Trainings

Idealware

Do the training as a series of "how to" mini tutorials, instead of an end to end walk through of the whole system. Each new sections starts with one or more 60 second tutorials. Those issues will distract them, so its much better to take them up along the way. If the new system is more comprehensive in what it collects and measures, best to talk through issues staff may have.

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nfp 2.0 » Not-for-profit’s have the gift of stories

Rebooting Charity

Lasica’s 10 Easy Steps tutorial. Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

WeAreMedia: Help us Create the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box and Win A T-Shirt!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We've addressed the strategic and tactical issues. Add links to resources reviewing the tools and specific how-to tips or tutorials (5 minutes). Photo by Stitch.

Links Roundup - April 1-10

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Britt has done it again - a while back I linked to Britt Bravo's Introduction to Blogging tutorial, which seemed to cover all the bases - content, style, tools - very nicely. Tim Anderson tackles an issue I've troubled over in the back of my mind but never quite articulated. Here are a few sites and resources I've found worth bookmarking in the last week or so: 1.

Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Take a class or sit down for a few hours with a tutorial, just <strong>make sure that your learn <em>basic</em> HTML!</strong> An organization’s social media policy should provide basic guidelines to staff members and volunteers about what is appropriate to post on social media sites, an overview of privacy and legal issues, and some general rules about using social media during office hours.

Case Study: Moving to Google Apps

NTEN

I kept this in the back of my head while dealing with tech issues from day-to-day and resolving the problems as they occurred. 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. I also provided weekly tech hours in the office, giving the staff a chance to get individual help or training on tech issues/questions.

Apps for Youth, By Youth

Tech Soup Blog

These apps encourage young people to get involved in civic and political issues. Apps currently available in Google Play (Android's app store) include App Inventor Tutorial and the Arabic Numbers apps.

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Caravan Studios Showcases Diverse Apps for Social Good

Tech Soup Blog

Focusing in on Local Issues. Tackling Global Issues. The website features a helpful app tutorial slideshow demonstrating how to install and use the app. From fracking to birth control, food ingredients to encryption, seven apps were featured in the Apps4Change event.

An Amazing NpTech Social Media Link Buffet: Take Your Pick!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NMC Future Symposium explore applications of techology that could impact issues of global importance over next five years or more. Chinese Buffet by Drunken Monkey.

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Notes from Google Earth Outreach at Net Tuesday

Have Fun - Do Good

Suddenly everyone began to call out issues, questions, concerns that were now apparent in the plan.

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

This tutorial doesn’t cover moving your e-mail over from another e-mail system to Google Apps. If enough people are interested, I can write a tutorial for that as well. As soon as my Google contact get that domain verification issue fixed, I can get the rest of the article done.

Sneak Peek -- Revamped Social Actions Ning Network Launching on Friday

Social Actions

Friday: I will post a comprehensive tutorial on how to use the new features. Using Ning's language editor, we have re-purposed the 'Forum' as a place to post actions people can take on the issues they care about.

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Sneak Peek -- Revamped Social Actions Ning Network Launching on Friday

Social Actions

Friday: I will post a comprehensive tutorial on how to use the new features. Using Ning's language editor, we have re-purposed the 'Forum' as a place to post actions people can take on the issues they care about.

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Vote for Genocide Intervention Network’s Netsquared Mashup | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

He says: The projects are addressing real world issues with real solutions – so far they have had success on their own and are making a difference. You can use these tags: « Hey, where’s Part 3 of the tutorial on putting nonprofits on the web?

NpTech Tag Summary: Penguin Day in New Orleans, Fondling the Tools, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo from LolNPtech.org (Registration is here ) Mashups, Meatballs, and New Orleans Do you look at all of the data available online, and imagine ways to combine and connect it to increase awareness about an issue?