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Should Your Nonprofit Be Active on the New Myspace?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last year when Myspace announced that it would be launching a redesign, I was very intrigued. Even more so when they released a video last September teasing what the new Myspace would look like. For months I was anxious, excited even, for the new Myspace to launch. For those who don’t know the history, the @ NonprofitOrgs brand launched on Myspace in February 2005. Maybe, just maybe, the old Nonprofit Organizations Myspace community could be revitalized.

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Can MySpace Make a Comeback?

Wild Apricot

Facebook and Twitter took over as social media centers in 2009, while MySpace faded fast - but don't count MySpace down and out yet! In fact, the changes at MySpace have already started.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Marketing online community Social networking Facebook Non-profit Communications social media MySpace This summer, it's getting a major makeover with a new "content discovery" focus. read more ).

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Why Nonprofits Should Sync Their Twitter and MySpace Accounts

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thousands of nonprofits haven’t logged into their MySpace profiles in months, or even a year or more. That said, MySpace is not dead. Age, class, race, and location play a huge role in who uses what social networking sites. I created the Nonprofit Organizations MySpace in 2006. There are lots of friendly activists and comment fairies on MySpace that do care very much about social causes and nonprofits. But in the case of MySpace, I make an exception.

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Ten Things Nonprofits May Not Know About MySpace [But I Wish They Did]

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As I spent the Thanksgiving weekend pondering gratitude, MySpace made the top of my list of things to be grateful for. If it were not for MySpace, my professional life no doubt would be much less fulfilling. And for that, I will be eternally grateful to MySpace and the “Nonprofit Organizations&# MySpace community. MySpace was designed to be a marketing tool. MySpace was and still is (for some) the easiest social networking site to grow a community quickly.

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Which Company is the Most Socially Responsible and Generous to Nonprofits: Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? LinkedIn? MySpace? Flickr? Google?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits and their adoption of social media has created an interesting, albeit interdependent relationship with large companies like Google, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. That said, I did a little research into some of the most popular social networking sites/companies used by nonprofits to see what kind of philanthropic and socially responsible programs the companies offered to nonprofits. 4) MySpace. MySpace launched MySpace Impact Awards.

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Guest Post on Tactical Philanthropy: Causes, MySpace and ideablob

Amy Sample Ward

“In recent days, Causes has left MySpace and IdeaBlob has shutdown. In reaction to the Causes announcement, Economist bureau chief Matthew Bishop tweeted “Who knew it was on MySpace?” First, let’s start at the beginning: Causes Leaves MySpace. Two weeks ago , Causes, the application that lets individuals and organizations campaign and fundraise, removed itself and all Causes-related content/data from MySpace. Read more about Causes leaving MySpace here.).

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Causes Leaves MySpace: Should We Care?

Tech Soup Blog

There's been a lot of discussion over the past week about Causes leaving MySpace and becoming a Facebook-only application. The access debate aside, the removal of Causes from MySpace where there are active communities of supporters means 'equal opportunity activism' is defined by only certain communities." Amy points out danah boyd's much-discussed research on the socioeconomic and racial differences between MySpace and Facebook users.

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Causes Ditches MySpace: Don't Put All Your Fundraising Relationship Eggs in One Third Party, Proprietary Basket!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Late last night (or early this morning), Amy Sample Ward reported that Causes notified 184,725 users that its MySpace app will be removed from MySpace as of today. The email encouraged MySpace users of Causes to join the cause on Facebook. . Marshall Kirkpatrick, on ReadWrite Web , wrote a post further analyzing the situation, raising the question: Or are neither MySpace or Causes any big loss for social change organizations? Photo by Billie Hara.

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LinkedIn: The MySpace for Adults

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I joined LinkedIn in 2004, but I only recently actually completed my profile and given some attention to adding people to my network which now has what one friend say "a crap load of contacts." I know I get invitations from colleagues to join their linked in networks (if I know them, I accept). Networking: I add people to my network when I met them face-to-face at a conference or meeting or virtually.

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Social Networking Communities Are Migrant Communities

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social networking communities are migrant communities. They move with you to The Next Big Thing i.e., from MySpace to Facebook to Twitter to Foursquare. 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. I first got on MySpace in February 2006 when I created a portal to Nonprofit Organizations on MySpace. Stay loyal to MySpace or expand and embrace something new.

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Nonprofits and MySpace Roundup Inspired By Solidariti

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She writes about a nonprofit portal in Myspace called Nonprofit Organizations MySpace. It offers tips on how not-for-profits can effectively use MySpace for fundraising and/or campaigning. It looks like a good place to start if you want to find examples of nonprofits with a presence in MySpace and get ideas. Here's a list of Nonprofit Myspaces that I visited quickly. I can't seem to get handle on myspace ugliness.

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Has Your Nonprofit Considered Race and Class in Your Social Media Strategy?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In its heyday in 2006 and 2007, Myspace was an incredibly vibrant community of artists, musicians, and impassioned activists and do-gooders. Nonprofits like Invisible Children and To Write Love on Her Arms were born from Myspace. At a time when Facebook was primarily used by college-educated individuals from the middle and upper classes, Myspace was open, diverse, creative, and seemingly the epitome of an online grassroots community. Watch Video. Via BBC News Magazine : .

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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. One of the reasons was that social networks were free to join and lacked monthly fees. They acted on instinct that social networks were going to be transformative tools for cause awareness and fundraising campaigns, and they were right.

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MySpace and Nonprofits: A couple of articles on how-to

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A couple of good articles about how nonprofits are using myspace and some dos and don'ts this week. Much of the advice is transferable to other social networking spaces. (I I have a myspace site but I haven't done any deep experimination. MySpace and Political Campaigns Joshua Levy at the Personal Democracy Forum wrote about the use of MySpace for political campaigns and by advocacy organizations. " MySpace and Awareness Raising Campaigns.

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Wild Apricot Blog : Using Facebook and MySpace for Advocacy and Fundraising: An interview with Carie Lewis, HSUS

Wild Apricot

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The social network commitment

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Getting involved in a social network, whether it be something like Facebook or Myspace, or a content-connected social network like flickr or delicious (I’m starting to get used to writing that without the dots,) is pretty easy. What I have learned, though, is that a social network is only as good as something that you have absolutely no control over: how many of your real friends and colleagues use it. I’m not bothering with MySpace, Orkut, etc.

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Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?

Care2

The 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report provides some incredible data on how 11K+ nonprofits are using social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others. Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks? Facebook is the most popular commercial social network for nonprofits. MySpace hit an all-time low with only 7% of nonprofits utilizing this platform. Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?

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Social Networking Strategies: The Limits of Cutting and Pasting

Amy Sample Ward

—– 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. In a sector where we are always trying to do more with less, we can’t be fooled into thinking our strategies for engagement on online networks can be cut and pasted from one space to the next. otherblogs socialmedia google networking social media ssir strateg

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NetCentric Advocacy: Online Organizing: Social Network Study of Race and Use Clusters of Myspace or Facebook based on Incoming Class at Northwestern

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Sway opinion within an industry: Blog | Main | The Point : Community Group Action: Self-Organizing » November 29, 2007 Online Organizing: Social Network Study of Race and Use Clusters of Myspace or Facebook based on Incoming Class at Northwestern Kudos danah boyd We get asked questions about social network sites and use all the time.

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Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Allegiance Group

Last week, it was brought to my attention that Elgg–an open source Social Networking Platform–was holding a conference on Social Media for Education, and a more specific conference on Elgg. At ElggCamp Boston 2009 , I was able to see the need for the "Social Networking Platform" Speakers made it very clear that Elgg was not for the person that needed to put up a generic social network to link people together.

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Using Social Networks to Recruit Employees

NetWits

One creative solution is social networking. Social networking technology” is the term used to describe websites that allow members to use their personal and business relationships for networking, hiring, and obtaining references. At Blackbaud, we have turned to sites such as LinkedIn ®, MySpace ®, Facebook ™, and Spoke to build social networks designed to attract candidates that may not be actively looking for a job.

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Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping October 1, 2007 I was reading Deborah Finn’s curmugeonly post about Facebook. I have been having curmudgeonly thoughts about social networks in general. Time suck: Social networks are a time suck. Content suck: And why do the for-profit social networks exist, when you really get down to it?

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4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good began as a “Nonprofit Organizations” Myspace Page in 2005. After a decade of embracing new social networks as they rise in popularity, in recent weeks it became clear that it was time to reassess the value of being active on so many social networks and to prioritize the social networks that most benefit Nonprofit Tech for Good. The time required to be active on those social networks is time well spent.

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Yahoo! Supports OpenSocial; Yahoo!, MySpace and Google to Form Non-Profit OpenSocial Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just saw a press release from Yahoo, Google, and MySpace about OpenSocial Foundation. Facebook is credited with starting and fueling the development of social network applications. There are many websites implementing OpenSocial, including Engage.com, Friendster, hi5, Hyves, imeem, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Oracle, orkut, Plaxo, Salesforce.com, Six Apart, Tianji, Viadeo, and XING.???

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Sunny the Seal Melts Hearts on MySpace - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" Did you experience any increased site traffic to HSUS as a result of your MySpace presence? Weve seen a 50% increase in traffic to our site from MySpace since the campaign went live. How did you go about building up the friends network?

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Lame spams of the day: confirmation from [insert social network name]

Robert Weiner

In the past 2 days I've received spams in the form of confirmations from MySpace, Habbo, Tagged, and Foursquare. Here they are: 1) Subject: Please confirm your Myspace account cancellation. Sender: Myspace (noreply@message.sease.com). Canceling your account means your profile and all your content will be removed from Myspace and you can't get it back! See you around, Your friends at Myspace. (I I particularly like the version of MySpace's logo on this one).

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Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Launches Mobile Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The mobile web’s growth is exploding as well as the use of social networking sites on the mobile devices. The new site features blog posts relative to mobile technology for nonprofits, a featured nonprofit mobile Website that will change monthly, links to the “NonprofitOrgs&# profiles on the mobile versions of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, etc, and prompts readers to subscribe to receive text alerts from Nonprofit Tech 2.0.

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Organization: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The 1 st tool was MySpace back in 2007. The tools I am currently using are Facebook, two Twitter accounts (one for National messaging via @PanCAN and one specifically for advocacy efforts via @Advocate4PanCAN), YouTube, LinkedIn, MySpace and Delicious. I am a full-time employee of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and as the Social Media Manager I manage all the social networking efforts for the organization.

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10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I was running over 20 social networking profiles, logging in seven days a week, and at minimum pulling 60-hour work weeks. Even when I wasn’t at home at my desk, I was on my iPhone updating Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc. If you are managing numerous social networking profiles Monday-Friday, then you need some down time on Saturday and Sunday. The good news is that I have found using Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc.

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New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Administrators of Causes accounts on MySpace received a notice via email stating, “Thank you for the work you’ve done on Causes on MySpace. Do to the lack of activity on MySpace, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on the Causes Application on Facebook.&# (To read the full message, click here.) The message indicated that all Causes-related pages and content on MySpace would be taken down at the end of the week.

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New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Administrators of Causes accounts on MySpace received a notice via email stating, “Thank you for the work you’ve done on Causes on MySpace. Do to the lack of activity on MySpace, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on the Causes Application on Facebook.&# (To read the full message, click here.) The message indicated that all Causes-related pages and content on MySpace would be taken down at the end of the week.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Ugliest MySpace Pages

See3

Home • About Us Mission Team News Partners Careers • Services Overview Interactive Marketing Video Web Design and Development • Clients Clients List Client Login • Resources Overview Events YouTube for Nonprofits Guide to Online Video Video FAQs Our Blog • Contact POSTED BY Michael Hoffman JUL 17, 2006 Ugliest MySpace Pages So I wrote a while back about how I don’t like MySpace all that much. Facebook is the second big social networking site behind MySpace.

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Social Networks to Replace Email? NOT!!!

Care2

She said only 11% of teens email daily and that they are using SMS (or Twitter) and social networks for communications. Interestingly, despite all the protests against Facebook’s privacy policy she also said that people entrust their personal info with social networks. Sandberg raises some interesting points such as the growth of social networks, however, as Frogloop reported last fall in our article Email is Dead? And what happened to MySpace?

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AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook

AFP Blog

An article by John Skendall from AFP ewire.AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook: "Charities See Potential for ‘Causes’ on MySpace, Facebook(June 9, 2008) A year after its release, the company that created the web application “Causes” (used by social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace) reports that the program has raised.

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Transcript: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Robert Weiner

If you missed The Chronicle of Philanthropy's June 23 online discussion Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes , the transcript is now available. The discussion featured: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization's voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon.

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Security Issues in Social Media Shouldn't Put Nonprofits Off Networking Online

Wild Apricot

This past weekend, Twitter was hit by a phishing epidemic — just the latest in a string of attacks against social networking sites that hit the mainstream news last month when a fake video link spread the Koobface worm on Facebook and MySpace. Tags: security Twitter Facebook Social networking General non-profit interest Non-profit technology nptech

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Facebook for Nonprofit Beginners: Learn the Basics of this Online Social Networking Tool

Tech Soup Blog

Many people view online social networking tools, such as Facebook , LinkedIn , and Myspace as time-draining distractions. Facebook also has the benefit of having your installed audience, your network of friends at your fingertips, so you can easily announce new activities, campaigns, and events to your self-selected constituency of like-minded individuals and groups, without having to email a large group of people and risking the effects of a spam filter's black hole.

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The other side of the figures: Causes reaches $20 Million in Donations

Amy Sample Ward

Earlier this week, an announcement on the Causes Application blog broke the news that over $20 Million has been donated since May 2007 via donors using the social networking application. There’s also been a bit of controversy around the Causes application specifically, due to it’s decision to abandon the MySpace platform and offer it’s application/services only to the Facebook community. You can read more about the MySpace/Facebook move here , here , and here.).

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Which Social Network Use Base Is More Altruistic?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Pete Cashmore of Mashable has a post that asks an interesting question: Facebook, MySpace (MySpace reviews), LinkedIn (LinkedIn reviews), Digg and Twitter are often compared in terms of features, but which one has the most generous users? I don't think that you can really compare the entire user base of one social network with another.

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Transcript: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Tech Soup Blog

If you missed The Chronicle of Philanthropy's June 23 online discussion Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes , the transcript is now available. The discussion featured: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization's voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon.