Social Media, Fortresses and Free Agents with Danielle Brigida of National Wildlife Federation


If you’ve been around the non-profit social media scene for any amount of time you’ve probably heard of (or even met) Danielle Brigida from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). What questions do you have for Danielle?

SMS Nation: October Edition

Mobile Commons

Welcome to this month’s edition of SMS Nation! Texas is ranked 42 nd in the nation for voter registration, and last for voter turnout. Thank you for reading this month’s edition of SMS Nation! For all other questions or concerns, please contact us at

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SMS Nation: July Edition

Mobile Commons

42% of survey participants reported that they sometimes felt “communications overload” when having to use multiple apps to check messages every day, while 22% offered a resounding “yes” to the question. Thanks for reading this month’s edition of SMS Nation!

4 Ways to Recognize Volunteers for National Volunteer Month

NonProfit Hub

April is National Volunteer Month! Send out a survey that poses questions of what they like about volunteering with you, what they think could change and what keeps them coming back. The post 4 Ways to Recognize Volunteers for National Volunteer Month appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Solving Nonprofit Marketing Challenges across National and Affiliate Offices

Connection Cafe

It takes both a local and national presence to implement the strategies that will allow a nonprofit to make an impact. Vice versa, there are donors who want to support expanded research and larger programs managed by the national office.

Happy National Volunteer Week!


This week is National Volunteer Week ! Inspired by National Volunteer Week, we’d like to reiterate some of the ways one can volunteer and get involved with NTEN and be at the center of social change.

Lori Warrens Talks 2-1-1 on National 2-1-1 Day!


VisionLink''s Senior Director of Community Relations, Lori Warrens, was mentioned in the National 2-1-1 press release " United Way Declares February 11 as National 2-1-1 Day " where she shares statistics and other information on the valuable 2-1-1 telephone service.

Association Social Media: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)


Any questions for Chad? The post Association Social Media: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) appeared first on SocialFish.

Association Social Media: National Association for Women Business Owners Phoenix Chapter (NAWBOPHX)


——————— Welcome to Tracie Rollins, social media manager for the National Association for Women Business Owners Phoenix Chapter (NAWBOPHX)! Have questions?

Facebook's resistance to RNIB's advert poses questions for charity campaigns | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

AFP Blog

Facebook's resistance to RNIB's advert poses questions for charity campaigns | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian : "he news that Facebook had banned the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) latest campaign advert about sight loss raises questions about the future of charity adverts on the social media platform.

Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

For the entire month of October, TechSoup and our donor partners will be participating in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (also known as NCSAM). Check the TechSoup blog for the launch of the quiz, or follow us on Facebook to find the first question!

Association Social Media: National Business Officers Association (NBOA)


——————— In today’s interview, we’re talking to Melissa Zinder, Manager, Social Media & Online Initiatives at the National Business Officers Association! Got questions?

5 Questions for Paula Van Ness – Founder of 12by12by12

John Haydon

One thing that unites our divided nation is a concern about America’s future. The post 5 Questions for Paula Van Ness – Founder of 12by12by12 appeared first on John Haydon. The stakes are high.

If you could Ask One Question what would it be?


Once the panel discussion begins I’ll be taking questions from the audience as well as fielding questions via Twitter. Head over to the Aloft Washington National Harbor – ( map ) at 8:30 pm EST on Thursday. Blackbaud’s conference for nonprofits is a few days away.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. We know you've got questions.

SMS Nation: Mobile Strategists, Renewing Library Books, And Child Services Support

Mobile Commons

Here are three interesting and recent uses cases of text messaging around the nation today. And in the meantime, don’t forget to email us with any questions at

How the National Wildlife Federation manages multiple social media channels

John Haydon

I recently had the chance to ask Danielle Brigida two questions about her social media strategy at the National Wildlife Federation. Here’s what she had to say: ———————— How does NFW manage so many different social media channels?

Customer Feedback Meets Ideas for Netroots Nation

Network-Centric Advocacy

Customer Feedback & Ideas for Netroots Nation Netroots conference using UserVoice to sort questions from the large audience. It will be interesting to see how the questions that emerge are very much like or dislike the questions professional reporters would ask.

Lights.Camera.Help. Nation's First Cause-Driven Film Festival Now Open To Submissions

Connection Cafe

Nation's First Cause-Driven Film Festival Now Open to Submissions Nonprofits and filmmaking community welcome to submit films for consideration. Have any questions or maybe need help getting started? Author: Jordan Viator.

Crisis Text Line Opens Nation’s Largest Set of Crisis Data for Limited Research

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over 13 million text messages have been exchanged via Crisis Text Line since its launch in August 2013, qualifying this as the nation’s largest open set of crisis data. For example, researchers can answer questions like: what is the relationship between weather patterns and depression?

Listen Up: A New, National RFP Offers Nonprofits and Funders Tools to Survey Clients

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Are you interested in partnering with national funders supporting pioneering work in bringing the rich idea of customer satisfaction to the social sector? to these questions, keep reading! Note from Beth: Melinda T.

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering for Arts Organizations , Guest Post by Mary Trudel and Rory MacPherson. The question. Questions of measurement, ROI, and how to set goals and define success were plaguing everyone.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

EveryAction is built to scale and is now trusted by some of the nation's largest nonprofits - from the United Nations Foundation, to Planned Parenthood, Comic Relief, the Audubon Society and Greenpeace. We ensure fast, expert answers for your "how to" questions and technical issues. #14.

National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT Helps Smokers Countdown to Quitting

Mobile Commons

The National Cancer Institute is launching SmokefreeTXT, and it takes advantage of the flexibility of mobile to have a two-way, personalized conversation with every user. Several times over the 8-week period, it assesses the smoker’s mood, craving level, and smokefree status with simple text questions, and responds accordingly. We’ve been seeing a lot recently how tremendously successful text messages are as a tool for helping smokers quit.

TechSoup Global at National Day of Civic Hacking

Tech Soup Blog

On June 1, programmers, activists, and civic leaders participated in the first ever National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH) across 83 U.S. Arthur Grau of NetSquared Honolulu reported back on the National Day of Civic Hacking/Code for Hawaii event in Honolulu.

Questions About Tech Trends? Ask Dr. Moira Gunn, Host of NPR's "Tech Nation"


We're incredibly excited to have Dr. Moira Gunn, host of NPR's "Tech Nation", as our expert for January -- and as a plenary speaker at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference. For the first 30 minutes, NTEN's Holly Ross will interview Dr. Gunn; for the last 30, they'll trade roles, and Holly will be asked the questions -- both Dr. Gunn's and yours! I've spent many an hour in my car listening to "Tech Nation".


[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: National Wildlife Federation

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Organization: National Wildlife Federation. For National Wildlife Federation’s Twitter, I have two incredibly amazing helpers: Kristin Johnson and Kevin Coyle. For 2011, I’d like to explore more into geo-location sites, mobile apps and question-and-answer sites.

Donor-Advised Funds: Insight from the Experts

Connection Cafe

According to a study released this fall by the National Philanthropic Trust , the assets held in these charitable funds increased almost 24% last year to a whopping $70.7 Nonprofit Fundraising donor advised fund Giving USA Foundation Grants National Philanthropic Trust

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John Kao: Innovation Nation meets Nonprofit Networks

Network-Centric Advocacy

It is interesting to see John focus on the conceptual clarity and need to ask and queue up the right questions. Second, this presentation bumps into the system and process questions at the network level. I find it interesting that John limits this conversation and thinking (national or organizational level) to centralized planners and individual examples. I really thought this was a good presentation on innovation process and practice.

Record Your Grandma's Stories: StoryCorps' National Day of Listening is Nov. 27

Have Fun - Do Good

Why not record their story in honor of StoryCorps' National Day of Listening the day after Thanksgiving (November 27th). I also like their Great Question List. For example, some of the questions they suggest you ask your grandparents are: Where did you grow up?

Winning Wireless – A Preview of Michael Sabat’s Training for Netroots Nation

Mobile Commons

Michael will be offering a training in mobile strategy as part of Netroots Nation, from June 7-10, 2012. . Ask Your Users Questions to Learn More About Them. That way, you’re motivating local advocacy on a national level. For more ideas, please stop by my Netroots Nation training on Friday, 6/8 at 10:30am. Click here to register now for Netroots Nation, June 7-10, 2012.

Fast Food Nation, Backwards Hamburger & the Meatrix

Have Fun - Do Good

Fast Food Nation. You can download invitations to your organic, locally grown dinner from the site, along with discussion questions to chat about after the film. Fast Food Nation hamburger MeatrixRead the book. Haven't seen the movie yet. Have you?

Research Friday: Senior Arizona volunteers -- how do they stack up against the rest of the nation?

ASU Lodestar Center

Complex questions, no doubt. The Corporation for National and Community Service , using the Current Population Survey (CPS), reported that by 2020 more than 13 million older Americans will volunteer — a 50 percent increase. These findings echoed those of the national PSID survey.

Share a Story with a Loved One for StoryCorps National Day of Listening

Tech Soup Blog

For the past four years, the StoryCorps National Day of Listening has promoted honoring a loved one through listening to them (and recording that interview) the day after Thanksgiving. booth , the National Day of Listening interviews are no different from the official StoryCorps.

How the National Council on Family Relations Used the Office 365 DIY Migration Workshop

Tech Soup Blog

Jason Samuels is the director of innovation and technology at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) in Minneapolis. NCFR is a nonprofit professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families.

The Accidental Hacker: From the Floor at National Day of Civic Hacking

Tech Soup Blog

When I showed up to San Francisco's National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH) event, I wasn't sure what to expect. They can ask questions, point out scenarios, and describe the actual users for the developers.

How We Joined the Virtualization Nation

Tech Soup Blog

Check out this video answering just that question from ZDNet and this article from TechSoup called Virtualization 101 for more. This post was contributed by Nate Solloway, a new guest blogger to our team. Nate has been supporting the infrastructure needs of Community IT Innovators (CITI) clients since 1998. Community IT Innovators (CITI) is an employee-owned company committed to helping social mission organizations effectively use technology.

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Question Facebook’s Integrity, Longevity, and ROI (Return on Investment)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

To question Facebook and it’s integrity, longevity and ROI [Return on Investment]. All the major case studies are about large national and international organizations, and their success on Facebook has a lot to do with their brand being well known.

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NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Shout out to Community of Practice leaders!


This week is National Volunteer Week ! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, says "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference." Read this FAQ and then email us at with questions or ideas.

3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM


While this may be an intimidating proposition, the process can be made easier by keeping a larger value framework in mind and making sure to ask a few key questions. For environmental organizations, these are three questions that should be asked about any potential new CRM.

Verdict in Guatemala Disappearance Case!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A strong example of this work was shown on October 18th when Benetech statistical consultant Daniel Guzmán presented expert legal testimony in the trial of two former agents of the Guatemalan National Police, Abraham Lancerio Gómez and Héctor Roderico Ramírez. Guzmán’s testimony was based on his analysis of the Guatemalan National Police Archive which was discovered by chance in 2005 in a munitions storehouse in Guatemala City.

iLaw: Cyber Strategy for a Developing Nation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was particularly eager to hear the afternoon lecture , Cyber Strategy for a Developing Nation , by Charles Nesson at iLaw. Or the more elegant opening questions posed by Nesson: " Is there some magic in the Internet space that can help fight crime? Taking that process from individual level and extrapolating to national level." The was the also the obvious question: Q: Did this work because you???re Photos of the slides.

ASTC Recap: Questions, Colors, and Reflective Research

Museum 2.0

Designing Questions Kathy Gustafon-Hilton coordinated a massive Pecha Kucha session, featuring 19 design professionals sharing 20 slides, 20 seconds apiece. I spoke about the importance of designing intentional frameworks for asking visitors questions, based on this blog post. Exhibit labels in science centers ask more questions than any other kinds of museums, and yet the questions are often awful--teacherly, overly rhetorical, and totally meaningless.