Top 12 Internet Memes for Nonprofits

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Who doesn’t love a good Internet meme? Those clever little images and captions … Research & Trends

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12 More Internet Memes for Nonprofits

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The original “Top 12 Internet Memes for Nonprofits” received such a positive response, that a few more have been created. Look for more nonprofit memes in the future.

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Infographic: How To Create An Awesome Meme


Memes are a great way to talk about your issue and use humor to get your message shared. 42% of meme's are pictures. 41% of memes are video and 29% orginated on YouTube. About 27% of memes orginated on websites and 14% on Reddit.

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Are Memes Really Just Slacktivism?


New memes get started everyday. Remember the FB meme challenge that asked women to post what color bra they were wearing that day? Many thought the meme was connected to raising breast cancer awareness, but that was not the intention behind it.

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Meme time! How are you going to change the world in 2012?


I don’t know if Craig Newmark intended this post to be a meme, but what the hey, I’m taking that ball and running with it. First, read the post and all the great things several nonprofiteers are going to be working on in 2012.

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Pass it On: The WOM Meme


to start a meme. So here it is: The WOM Meme. So here's the meme: Please do a short blog post with an example of how you've seen WOM used in your work. Tags: memes YAP WOM Great Ideas Conference word of mouth

Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Charity Jacking goes one step beyond “Social Media Meme Morphing.” ” A social media meme is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet.

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Infographic: Why Video Is The Best Form Of Engagement


Whether it be through well written content, deeply researched infographics presented in a visually stimulating way, a video, social media, or even a meme. There is a seemingly infinite number of ways for you to engage viewers online.

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The Leadership Meme


So Jamie started what is turning out to be a really interesting meme asking three qualities a leader should have. His three? Know yourself", "Understand systems", "Learn communication". Read his post for his analysis. Jeff then posted his : "Take responsibility", "Be courageous", "Embrace learning".and and Deirde added hers : "Have a spine", "Have a heart", "Have open ears and eyes". Their posts have wonderful further descriptions of what they mean by their choices.

Memejacking: Does Your Nonprofit Dare?

Tech Soup Blog

The Dress became one of the most quickly viral memes that the Internet has ever seen. Meme Me Up, Scotty. Memejacking is simply a type of newsjacking that connects your communications to a meme — that is, a pop culture trend. Memes travel within all age groups.

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The NpTech Mashup Meme

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, let's unleash the NpTech Mashup Meme. Click through to see larger diagram.

Snack Meme: I Got Tagged

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jane Quigley , who I met at Podcamp, tagged me for the Media Snack Meme. As Jane notes, this meme was started by Jeremiah Owyang and has included amazing viewpoints from Connie Reece , Connie Benson , Chris Brogan , among others. Photo by KellyK.

A Meaningful Book Meme

Have Fun - Do Good

I was invited by Matt of the Empathy blog to participate in a Book Meme earlier this month and am just getting around to it: Total number of books I own: About 350.

Will Social Media Pick the Next President of the United States?


It's where the hashtag and meme Binders Full of Women erupted. Earlier this week on Frogloop, we discussed how social media channels like Facebook and Twitter were flooded with people discussing (ok there was a lot of bickering too) the Presidential debates.

Tagged in the Volunteerism meme!


Meme-tastic! Peggy Hoffman has started another meme, this time on Volunteerism and associations, to go along with a fantastic un-session planned for Great Ideas. Which basically addresses the first part of Peggy's meme question: I think all associations (and nonprofits!) Check out the details here.

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Changeblogger Meme: Pass it on

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Qui Diaz posted a 3-question Changeblogging Meme , which I'd like to participate in, and I hope you'll pass it on: What is one change - big or small, local or global - you want to see in your lifetime? The Changeblogger movement is growing!

Tracking the Currion Meme

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He started the meme about asking for NGO related resources by pushing it out to Nancy White , Hell's Dire Agent , Jennine , Taran , and Declan. Note to self: This is all needs an inspiration map to show the relationships and how the content of the meme has morphed.and some reflection on memes.) That could be the title of a thriller movie or mystery novel. Blame Paul Currion who blogs at

Tagged in the Changeblogging meme


Beautiful Qui Diaz tagged me in her Changeblogging meme on the Buzz Bin. Qui's meme goes like this: * What is one change - big or small, local or global - you want to see in your lifetime? I'll be honest, I read her post and thought to myself, what can I do? I mean, I care about certain issues, sure. I care about the environment. I care about LBGT rights. I care about supporting the arts, I care about urban renewal.

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Another Meme. foot level girl geekery

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And if I was till in Cambodia, I would translated the meme. Photo by Gina Trapani. The photo from one of my flickr contacts, Gina Trapani , caught my eye and I thought, this looks familiar but couldn't place it.

8 Facts About Me Meme

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Soha El-Borno of Wild Apricot tagged me to participate in the 8 Random Facts About Me Meme. I'm tagging: Vale of Evening Fog Playing Hooky Into the Studio HappyKatie Minkgirl Muses Waiting for a Train ext337 Fake Plastic Fish meme

Media Consumption Meme

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A couple weeks ago Tara Hunt of HorsePigCow tagged me to be a part of the media consumption meme that has been flying around. media memeIt's been a pretty busy couple weeks, so I'm just now getting to it: Books: My favorite category! I don't get to read as much now that I work from home--one of the advantages of commuting by bus or BART is lots of reading time! I keep track of what I read each year and have posted lists of my favorite books in 2006 and 2005.

Changeblogger Ning Group, Meetup, Meme and Wiki

Have Fun - Do Good

Qui Diaz of Livingston Communications has started a 3-question Changeblogging Meme, which you can join: What is one change - big or small, local or global - you want to see in your lifetime?

Participatory Campaigns: The Hold A Sign Meme

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This is a fun meme for user=generated content -- Take a photo of yourself with sign or message related to our campaign or cause. The youtube video is from Star Bucks Campaign.

Ice Bucket Challenge: Can Other Nonprofits Reproduce It?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

2) Playing on Memes: The campaign took advantage of social media narcissism for a good cause.

Let The Change Blogging Meme Hit The Road.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The meme isn't necessarily limited to individuals as David Neff at Fispace mentions - corporate bloggers like Tyson Foods will donate 100 pounds of food for every comment made here. She ends her post with change blogging meme -- asking and answering three questions and tagging other bloggers

Facebook Bra Color Meme: So, Did It Work?

Wild Apricot Blog

Many women (and, apparently, some men) flooded Facebook with unusual status updates over the past two days in a meme calling on “girls” to post the colors of the bras they were wearing, ostensibly to raise awareness of breast cancer. Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech memes Social networking Facebook Non-profit Communications social media

Spotted: Another Hold The Sign Meme on Flickr

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been collecting examples of the "hold a sign" meme in flickr and by way of Erin Stojan of RE-AMP I found this example from the American Rights at Work. American Rights At Work Flickr Stream.

How Memes Can Help Your Nonprofit Blog

Wild Apricot Blog

When the venerable Fieldstone Alliance surprised its readers this week with 25 Random Things that Make the Nonprofit Sector Great , picking up on a popular fad that’s been making the rounds of Facebook, it was a strong hint to take a closer look at that odd phenomenon of online culture, the meme. What’s a meme? An internet meme (pronounced meem ), at its most basic, is any idea or scrap of content that spreads voluntarily from person to person across the Web.

NGO/NPO Meme - tagged by Nancy White

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, the meme goes something like this -- What are the five resources that you would recommend to anybody working in an NGO who wanted to know about information management and technology but didn't know where to start. Even though Nancy's meme post mentions these blogs, I have to mention them again because I also find them very valuable reading: Britt , Joistke , and Marshall ).


Four Lessons Learned: Social Media and Nonprofits Meme

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the past two weeks, I have been mulling around what type of New Year's post to write. Should I do best of, predictions, resolutions , or something else. I'm not as creative as Chris Brogan who wrote about 2008 needs or CogDog Blog's Top Zero List.

4 Tech Trend Predictions for Nonprofits for 2016

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npTech2016: “The future is nonprofits embracing the emergence of a multi-cloud world” Now that the Cloud’s become commonplace enough to wander into the realm of memes , Westmoreland asserts a golden age is really only beginning.

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I got tagged with that meme by three people.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I got tagged by three different people for the same blogger meme that swirling around the blogosphere. Here's the meme: Publish five little known facts about yourself, and then tag five of your blogger pals to participate. Argh! The culprits are: Matthew Saunders , Nedra Weinreich , and Dina Mehta. Here's why I started blogging (Thanks Britt).

The Flickr Hold A Sign Meme: Protesting Wendy's Frosty Attitude Towards Animals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This technique is the " hold a sign meme " where you ask your community to send photos to flickr of you (or your animal) holding a protest sign. I love the Flickr Hold A Sign Meme - but so far haven't found a great application in Facebook that allows for easy cross posting.

Are You Keeping Up With Social Media Trends?


Here are a few key points from the infographic that you should note: Infographics and Internet memes are still performing well. Please do not cat memes just because you know they are popular.

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How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

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The Hold A Sign Meme. The “Hold A Sign” meme has been around for almost ten years. Catie Clune asked me to participate in a “hold a sign meme” campaign her organization is running to Save Marin’s Coho.

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Wild Apricot Blog : 8 Facts About Myself Meme

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Facebook’s Latest News Feed Algorithm Update – Three Things You Need to Know

John Haydon

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm will soon put a damper on external links to memes, suggest related articles, and resurface updates with new comments. Links to memes will take a back seat to high-quality content.

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How to Write Facebook Posts That Feel More Human

John Haydon

Facebook continues to adjust the News Feed to favor updates that engage people, reduce click-bait , and minimize tired memes. In other words, Facebook wants brands to write Facebook posts that feel more human. But how do you do that when you’re a marketer?

5 Ways To Make Your Donors Feel Loved


If you have too many donors to thanks on social media, make a fun meme and tag them on different social media channels. I feel like there is a lot of donor fatigue happening right now in the nonprofit community.

The problem with Facebook


Now the incentives are misaligned: - individuals want to see great content, but they are now seeing more paid content and organically shared content which appeals to the lowest common denominator (babies, weddings, and banal memes). WATCH THIS VIDEO.