Anti-Social Network

NCE Social Media

There is now an anti-social media network that uses social media to allow you to avoid people you know. But is it so bad that you use social media to do it? Well, it’s come to this.

Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

The session focused on using core social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to raise awareness and inspire others as a volunteer. What you want to be doing with your voice and story via social media will shape the tools and content.

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2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey

NetWits

I just got an email from Holly Ross, the Executive Director of the Non-profit Technology Network – better known as NTEN. What’s the Nonprofit Social Networking Survey? How can I get the 2011 Social Networking Benchmark Report for Non-profits?

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Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012

NetWits

The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report was released at 12NTC yesterday and it’s already stirring up discussions about how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their fundraising and communications strategy.

Understanding, Valuing Your Social Networks - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

Understanding, Valuing Your Social Networks - TheNonProfitTimes : People who grew up on computers (and all that implies) do things easily, almost unconsciously. So it is with organizations using the Internet and social media to fulfill mission. Those who had already reached their majority (or more) by the Internet age often find themselves adapting and coping (as well as cursing and raging) as they go along.

Shy Social Networking For Nonprofits

John Haydon

In this 90 second interview, Chris outlines several steps for how nonprofits can get started with social media, even if they’re as shy as Chris: Start with who you already know. Build your network before you need it.

Social Networking Strategies: The Limits of Cutting and Pasting

Amy Sample Ward

My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up on the opinion blog – you can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR blog or read the full post below. —– Google+, the social network launched by Google nearly 5 months ago, has recently opened up the platform to organizations and brands with a profile type akin to the options for individuals and Pages on Facebook.

2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

NetWits

Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. The report is packed with insights into how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their marketing, communications and fundraising strategies.

Thoughts on Social Networking

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit association NTEN , consultants Common Knowledge and social networking software providers ThePort conducted a joint study of nonprofit organization and their use of and attitudes towards social networking tools. The survey asked about two types of social networking presences a nonprofit organization could have. Presence on Commercial Social Networks. Existence of a House Social Network.

SXSW: Future of Social Networks

Amy Sample Ward

Social networks will be like air.&#. 3 things need to make social networks like air: Identity - who are you? pick your friends once - social networking fatigue. calendar, call, sms, facebook, twitter, address book = level of closeness of social data. social algorithm will make privacy and permissions easier to manage - context makes content privacy easier, commnity based privacy. most social ads require explicit action.

Privacy and Security on Social Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A colleague recently shared this video that pokes fun of the “always on, gotta share everything on social networks&# lifestyle for many people here in America. Who controls and owns the information I put into a social networking site?

Social Network Sites Dominate Web Visitor Results

NCE Social Media

According to Google’s ad planner , social network sites now account for more than 50% of all unique website visitors. This list, which is based on April 2010 data, “excludes adult sites, ad networks, domains that don’t have publicly visible content or don’t load properly, and certain Google sites.&# Still, at more than 50% the majority of web visitors visit social network sites. Of the top 100 websites, 7 are social media sites.

Mobile Social Networking Usage Soars [STATS]

AFP Blog

Mobile Social Networking Usage Soars [STATS]: "Digital measurement firm comScore released a study today highlighting the rise in social media access via mobile phones and offering some comparison metrics for some of the biggest social networks and their usage on mobile devices.".

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Social Network ROI Calculator Update

Frogloop

A couple of years ago I put together the "social network" calculator as a free resource to assess the opportunity cost of recruiting email subscribers and donors online. Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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Monetizing My Social Network

Robert Weiner

Today I received spam from a site called Frens Zone that will allow me to make money off my social network. Social Media Web 2.0Last month I posted about how Facebook was making money by datamining my friends. I can. earn instant cash by just referring your friends. The more you referred, the more you earn. You are rewarded with valuable points whenever you post photos, videos, blogs, comments. You even earn points when other members view your profile.

9 Must-Know Best Practices for Distributing Your Nonprofit’s Content on Social Networks

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s estimated that by late 2014 or early 2015 the majority of adults will get their information from social networks rather than search engines and that social networks will become the primary source of referral traffic to your website and blog.

Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 1)

NetWits

This is a follow-up to Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 0) that originally appeared on my Connections blog and also as a guest post on Beth Kanter's blog. One of the key takeaways from Part 0 is that once you stop just playing around with social media then you need to start putting together a strategy.

Which Social Network is Most Relevant to My Brand?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Social networks are nowkey to internet users, and it’s hard to miss. 57% of Internet subscribers use a social network daily, and 76% have logged in the last 30 days. Being present on all social networks can be counterproductive for a brand.

Social Networking Communities Are Migrant Communities

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social networking communities are migrant communities. Social media skeptics often say that it’s a waste of time to utilize social networking sites because they are here today, and then gone tomorrow. Social media in many ways is a numbers game.

Report Release: The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmarks

NTEN

Another NTC means more great studies about nonprofit technology released, including the 2012 " Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmarks Report." for yourself: > Download the 2012 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report.

Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar. Join Allison Fine and me on June 21st at 1-2 PM PST/4-5 PM EST for the launch of The Networked Nonprofit published by Jossey-Bass. The above visual is a social network. Each dot represents a person or in network jargon, a node.

Tweet, Tweet: Make a Move on your Major Donors with Social Networking

Connection Cafe

How are cultivation and stewardship evolving based on our increased access to social media? Major Gifts Moves Management Social Media

Causes Starts Social Network Focused on Charitable Passions - Social Media - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Causes Starts Social Network Focused on Charitable Passions - Social Media - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : Causes, a company that got its start as a Facebook application for donating money to charity, today transformed itself into a full-fledged social network

Convio Hosts CASE Panel on Social Networking, Media - MarketWatch

AFP Blog

Convio Hosts CASE Panel on Social Networking, Media - MarketWatch: "AUSTIN, Texas, Jul 14, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- David Lotz, Convio's Director of Higher Education, hosted a session directed at senior-level advancement professionals looking to explore creative ways to advance their programs and to forge ahead in new directions today at the 2008 CASE Summit.

Nonprofits Value a Facebook Like at $214.81

NetWits

While we were there, Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge released the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Don’t forget to download the complete 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report.

The Importance of Branding Your Nonprofit on Social Networks Through Graphic Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits were the early adopters of social networks. The were active on Myspace, YouTube, and creating Facebook Groups long before most of the companies that are often praised for being the pioneers of social media.

How to Know When a Social Network is Worth Your Time

NonProfit Hub

Only a few short months ago, Peach, a new social networking app was launched. It took only a week to break into iOS’s top 10 list of networking apps. So how do you know what social networks are important for your nonprofit? Featured Social Media

Pheed and Sulia: Two New Social Networks for the Nonprofit Early Adopters | Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits

AFP Blog

Pheed and Sulia: Two New Social Networks for the Nonprofit Early Adopters | Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits : Nonprofits that have the capacity to be early adopters have learned that early adoption in and of itself is a wise social media strategy.

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Social Networking and #AIDS2010

Influence

What I've seen thus far on the social networking scene has been interesting, and hopefully as this week progresses, we’ll see more initiatives cropping up: @ UNAIDS says: If you're tweeting from #AIDS2010 join this Google group for tweeps at the conference: [link].

Pheed and Sulia: Two New Social Networks for the Nonprofit Early Adopters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits that have the capacity to be early adopters have learned that early adoption in and of itself is a wise social media strategy. Related Links: Free Webinar on April 18: 11 Steps to Launching a Successful Social Media Strategy for Your Nonprofit.

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Exec Briefing on Social Networking for Businesses and Associations

SocialFish

Executive Briefing: Social Networking for Businesses and Associations View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: social network social networking ) Here's the printable version. Tags: social networking social media

Social Networks vs. Real Life Networks

Wild Apricot

There is no end to the challenges of social media for nonprofits. Which social media tools are best? How can we keep our personal and professional lives separate online? How can we identify the "influencers"? Here, Paul Adams, Senior User Experience Researcher at Google, shares his team's insights into how people actually connect and behave online.( read more ).

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

By working your network and projecting your values, you can get people excited about your campaign and grow the volunteer base that you need. This can include activists, religious leaders, artists, and philanthropists — anyone with a network and a vested interest in your community.

Reasons Why Some Social Networks Fail

SocialFish

Just read this fantastic pos t over at AriWriter from guest poster Ethan Yarbrough, who explains how as a social media expert he wants to be asked not only how many social networks he has managed, but how many have succeeded or failed. Read the details of the two networks he built that did not work and why. "In My bold] Building community using social networks, whether white label or on public sites like CollectiveX , is not an easy task.

Transcript: Promoting Causes on Online Social Networks

Robert Weiner

As I mentioned last week , the Chronicle of Philanthropy held a live online discussion about how nonprofits can use social networks to promote their organizations. On the panel, was Danielle Brigida, social-media-outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation; marketing and communications consultant Nancy E.

How charities can use social networks to gain engagement, support and action | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

AFP Blog

How charities can use social networks to gain engagement, support and action | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional : If you are anything like me, your main purpose when answering emails is to find the quickest way of getting rid of them without perpetuating a flood of further responses, on the quest for the zero inbox. Social media provides a powerful communications channel for building better and more rewarding relationships

Will Open Source Social Networks Eventually Replace Facebook?

Frogloop

Has Facebook angered its base so much, that its user base could fizzle out in the next year as more people and nonprofits demand control of their own social data and look to other platforms? What is the Portable Social Graph? Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

Let’s Continue the Conversation - Fundraising in Online Social Networks

FI Space

Here is my presentation from the session “No Country for Old Media: Fundraising in Online Social Networks&#. Social Media Fundraising In Online Networks. Tags: Info Tech Social Software 09NTC fundraising Holly Ross NTC NTEN Social Networks SXSW Hey All, Just wanting to continue the conversation from the NTC09 conference.

Severe case of social network envy

SocialFish

So I'm sitting here at the technology conference, listening to Sterling Raphael of NFi Studios describe the made-to-order social network they set up for ACTE, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives. Their network is fully integrated into their iMiS member database, and they have a bunch of Facebook-style features for "friending" other members, creating groups, etc. I am seething with social network envy - I WISH I could implement something like this for my members.

New Report: 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report

NTEN

The 2011 NTC saw the release of the latest " Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report ". Nonprofit industry sentiment toward social networks remains very positive with 4 out of 5 (82%) nonprofits indicating that they find their commercial social networking efforts valuable.

Social Network Tracker: How to Find your Supporters on Social Networks

Frogloop

Ever wanted to find out where your donors and activists are hanging out on social networks so you can continue deepening your relationsips with your supporters and foster more two-way conversations? Help spread the word about your organizations or cause to their personal network.

Free Popcorn: a Case Study in Social Networking

Wild Apricot

I just received a real-world lesson in social networking done right — and a free bag of popcorn — thanks to Love Your City, a community outreach program by churches across Canada. What does this have to do with using social media to recruit new members to your non-profit? Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech online community Social networking case studies Non-profit Communications membership websites social media

Making the Most of Social Networking Sites

Idealware

How can a nonprofit make the best use of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn? Social MediaEvent Price: 40.00. EventDate: November 10, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. We'll talk through how they work, what's worth doing, and how other organizations are using them. Event Link: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY. event_KEY. Presenter: Andrea Berry.