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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

But internet users of the same race have recently begun clustering on certain social media websites. In its heyday in 2006 and 2007, Myspace was an incredibly vibrant community of artists, musicians, and impassioned activists and do-gooders. Watch Video. Via BBC News Magazine : .

6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

NetWits

Articles on TechCrunch and AllFacebook revieiwng this data seem to focus on Facebook ‘s stronghold on the clickthroughs of shared links, at 38% of all links shared by social means. Here are some quick takeaways to consider: 1) The Ease of Social Sharing is Important.

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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.

3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better

SocialFish

It’s somewhat in trend these days to keep talking about how social media actually made us lonely. Some people were influenced less than the others but there are certain individuals who appeared to be really vulnerable and the social media may have influenced their life for the worse.

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. The time required to be active on those social networks is time well spent. Quit a Social Network. There is very little trackable return on investment from using the social network.

From 2005 to 2015: The Radical Effect of Social Media on Nonprofit Web Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The average person worldwide has five social media accounts and spends an average of 1 hour and 40 minutes browsing these networks every day. Today, social media consumes the most time spent on the Internet and the majority of that browsing occurs on a smartphone or tablet.

11 Qualities of an Effective Social Media Manager

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from the newly released Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits and was published in the September 2011 edition of Fundraising Success Magazine (@ frsuccess ). 11 Qualities of an Effective Social Media Manager. It’s social.

Top 5 Social Media Tactics Every School Should Implement

NetWits

Top 5 Social Media Tactics Every School Should Implement. First off, your school should have a blog that’s the center of your social media strategy. Remember, great content is the key to successful social media. No more wondering if social media is paying off.

33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits was released in August 2011 and despite the rapid change occurring on the Social and Mobile Web, 90% of the content still rings true. The Social Web, and Web 3.0: Chapter 2 :: What About Myspace?

12 Must-Know Stats About Social Media, Fundraising, and Cause Awareness

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Until recently the nonprofit pioneers of the Social Web had to mostly rely on their intuition that their social media campaigns were resulting in more dollars raised online, an increase in brand and cause awareness, and higher rates of volunteer recruitment and retention.

Social Media for Social Good e-Book Version Now Available for Download!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

And the fact that this books exists at all really is a testament to the power social media. All this began on a fateful day in February 2005 with the launch of a Myspace Page meant solely to promote nonprofits and foster social good. Social Media for Social Good

11 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There’s no shortage of year-end-and-beginning blog posts about social media, but I thought I’d throw mine into the mix as well. One of the simplest ways to significantly increase your nonprofit’s return on investment (ROI) from using social media is to learn basic HTML.

22 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On the day that I submitted the final manuscript of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits to McGraw-Hill, Facebook launched Timeline for Pages. here are 22 of must-read updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits : 1.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s commendable, but after four years of recession and the likelihood that you generously added social media to your already packed job description without compensation, it’s not sustainable and being overworked and underpaid will only lead to burnout and resentment. Social Medi

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?” But to many people active in online social action communities, these events had deeper meaning.

Bridging the Social, the Human, and the Practical

SocialFish

As you know we work closely with Avectra on all things Social CRM , so we’re always on the lookout for expertise they can share about social media for associations. In this post, Carlos shares his thoughts on social business. How do we measure social success?

Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Hire a Social Media Manager

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Adding social media to that already packed job description just would not have been possible. An exceptionally dedicated person could maintain a similar job description with social media for a year or two, but at some point it becomes obvious that that this workload is just not sustainable.

From Promoted Pins to Social Profiles on Google: What’s New in Social Media

SocialFish

What’s new in social media will be a monthly recurring post featuring the latest in social media news, penned by the lovely Elizabeth Bookhultz , an expert association social media specialist. Here’s a look at 3 recent developments in the social sphere.

MySpace Resuscitated With UI and Social Messaging Makeover? | Fast Company

AFP Blog

MySpace Resuscitated With UI and Social Messaging Makeover? Fast Company: "MySpace is still alive, which may not be surprising, but the fact that it's alive and kicking is a bit of a shock: It's due to give a sleek revamp to its hideous profile pages, and has bought Threadbox to rejig its social messaging skills. The news about a revamp to MySpace's profile pages first came via a tweet from a.

To the Small Nonprofits on the Social Web: 5,000 is the Magic Number

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I wrote about it in Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits : Communities begin to grow exponentially when they reach 5,000 members. I’ve observed this phenomenon on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Myspace, and Foursquare.

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The Math and Science of Social and Mobile Media: A Spreadsheet to Track Your Fundraising Success

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There absolutely is a math to social and mobile media. then as your numbers grow on social networks so will your e-newsletter and mobile lists which in turn significantly increases your fundraising success. There is also a science to social and mobile media.

10 Common Mistakes Made by Nonprofits on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For the past six years I have spent 50 to 60 hours a week utilizing Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, MySpace, LinkedIn, and Foursquare to promote nonprofits. Not adding social-networking icons to your website. Blogging is the glue that holds your social-media strategy together.

33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits was released in August 2011 and despite the rapid change occurring on the Social and Mobile Web, 90% of the content still rings true. The Social Web, and Web 3.0: Chapter 2 :: What About Myspace?

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. otherblogs socialmedia google networking social media ssir strategy

13 of the Best Nonprofit Videos from the Last 13 Years

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These early adopters were also embracing Myspace when the vast majority of nonprofits hadn’t yet had their aha moment about social media. Social Media YouTube

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Social Media: What To Do If Your Boss Doesn’t Get It

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In June 2007, I presented my first social media training to a small group of nonprofits in Lowell, MA. At the time, nonprofits were primarily only using Myspace and YouTube. It was the optimal time for early adoption of social media by nonprofits, and it’s no coincidence that the nonprofits that embraced these new tools in 2006 through 2008 are today the most successful nonprofits on the Social Web. Executives have come a long way in understanding the Social Web.

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A Social Media Reality Check

Frogloop

If you work in Communications, escaping the latest hype around social media can be tough. Population Does Not Spend Their Day Using Social Media. population uses social media these days? MySpace : 1.19% of the US population is on MySpace. Social Media: Just One Slice of the Pie. More Resources: Social Media: A Bubble About to Burst. An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns. Fear of Missing Out.

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AFP: MySpace links users to US hurricane emergency alerts

AFP Blog

AFP: MySpace links users to US hurricane emergency alerts: "NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) — In what is heralded as the seeds of an Internet-age emergency broadcast system, MySpace has teamed with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to spread news on hurricanes through users of the online social network.As

Measuring the Impact of Your Social Media Program

Frogloop

As nonprofits and advocacy groups delve deeper into social media, the need to assess their return on investment (ROI) is critical. So what should the ROI for advocacy groups’ social media programs be and how can we measure them? Measuring Social Media Reach.

The Math and Science of Social and Mobile Media: A Spreadsheet to Track Your Fundraising Success

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There absolutely is a math to social and mobile media. then as your numbers grow on social networks so will your e-newsletter and mobile lists which in turn significantly increases your fundraising success. There is also a science to social and mobile media.

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How Are Nonprofits Feeling About Social Media? Inspired? Bored? Overwhelmed?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blogger, LinkedIn and Myspace all launched in 2003. We’re almost a decade into using social media and yet one of the most striking realities when I give in-person social media trainings is the wide variety of experience of the nonprofits in the room. Social Media

Can MySpace Make a Comeback?

Wild Apricot Blog

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

The Most Common (Yet Completely Obvious) Mistake Made by Nonprofits on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I could understand making this mistake a year or two ago when everyone was still experimenting, but at this point its clear that social media is not a fad. The visual appeal of your social media avatar is very important to the success of building your online brand. Social Media

5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Then, in the late 2000’s nonprofits embraced social networking sites, first Myspace and YouTube, then Facebook and Twitter. Instagram Social Media Facebook Twitter Google Plus YouTube Mobile Media Fundraising

Yahoo, Google, MySpace form nonprofit OpenSocial Foundation | The Social - CNET News.com

AFP Blog

Yahoo, Google, MySpace form nonprofit OpenSocial Foundation | The Social - CNET News.com: "It's like the Justice League of social media: Google, Yahoo, and News Corp.'s s MySpace.com announced on Tuesday that they have formed the OpenSocial Foundation, a nonprofit group to support the OpenSocial initiative that Google kick-started last year to promote a universal standard for developer applications.

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. And traffic from MySpace to my blog is way up.

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.

How Useful is Social Media to Nonprofits?

Frogloop

No matter where you look, social media is on everyone’s radar. The big question nonprofits ask is, how useful is social media? In an attempt to help nonprofits answer that question, Idealware , in partnership with NOI , recently released " The Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide.". However, only between 25% and 35% said that they could confirm that they are truly reaching new supporters via these social networks.

Nonprofits turn to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter to raise money, market themselves - Metro - cleveland.com

AFP Blog

Nonprofits turn to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter to raise money, market themselves - Metro - cleveland.com: "Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are turning to relatively cheap online social media to raise money and market their organizations as they grapple with recession-battered endowments, fewer grants and, often, less patronage by their customers

MySpace announces 'Data Availability' project with Yahoo, eBay, Photobucket, Twitter | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone

AFP Blog

MySpace announces 'Data Availability' project with Yahoo, eBay, Photobucket, Twitter | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone: "Inaugural partners in the project are Yahoo, eBay, Photobucket (also owned by News Corp.'s The program, available to MySpace's users worldwide, will be rolling out to a full version in the coming weeks.'Historically, Historically, social destinations.