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.

Networking

ASU Lodestar Center

Networking. It’s simple: networking is necessary to progress at any level in business and is especially paramount for nonprofit leaders. Networking helps build a professional reputation backed by a cadre of supporters and believers. Sentari Minor networking

The Well-Being & Equity Bridging (WEB) Network

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The last few months I have been honored to serve on a team as a trainer, a team lead by Leadership Learning Community with the purpose to activate a network focused on the intersectionality of equity, well-being, and health.

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. Well, it’s come to this.

How Networked Nonprofits Visualize Their Networks

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Photo Tweeted by @starfocus during a network mapping session at NWF. Danielle connected me to Daniel Chu, Vice President, Affiliate and Regional Strategies and resident network weaving enthusiast. They used sticky notes to visualize the network. E-Mediat Networks

The Networked Nonprofit – #10NTC

Amy Sample Ward

Social networks and social media has busted out of the marketing communications and fundraising silos and changing the way nonprofits deliver programs, manage, and even govern. This session will take a look about these trends and how nonprofits can equipment themselves to be networked nonprofits. What is the Networked Nonprofit? Working through networks allows us to scale social change projects geographically and geometrically. BE: understand networks.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

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It made me wonder about the similarities and differences between “systems” and “networks.” ” June Holley , guru of network weaving, said “ Big overlap! ” By this definition, Network Weavers are system thinkers, if not system leaders as well.

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Book: The Network Weaver Handbook

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My friend and colleague, June Holley , has written a much anticipated book, The Network Weaver Handbook. If you are interested in building networks or working as Networked Nonprofit, you need this book right now! Books Networked Nonprofit Networks

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

They partner with a national network of nearly 300 Affiliates across the country to serve millions of Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing.

A Guide to Evaluating Networks

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This was fairly early in the Foundation’s exploration of networks and Madeleine came in to discuss her approach to evaluating networks. We draw a lot of network depictions on napkins and had an amazing conversation. Real network examples.

Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You

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Your professional network is your greatest asset no matter what stage you are in your nonprofit career, whether you are an emerging leader or an acknowledged thought leader in your industry or somewhere in between. How do you create the inner circle of your network?

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

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Networked NGOs and Social Media Integrated Into Organizational Communications. Also on Day 2, we shared examples of Networked NGOs from different places in the world as well as used a case study exercise focusing on NGOs in Pakistan that had used social media effectively.

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

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This network effect makes EveryAction donation pages some of the highest-converting in the industry. The Audubon Society's Porter Mason said that EveryAction's network effect "increased conversion rates by a magnitude of 5x to 20x". #2.

The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

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For example, this week they will attend a workshop at LinkedIn where LinkedIn employees will coach them on online networking tips and taking advantage of the platform for online networking. Connect Thoughtfully: Friending policy for each online social network you use.

Talking Shop with Network Designers and Weavers for Social Change

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A part of my practice is around network design and facilitation and one of my most respected colleagues in this area is Eugene Eric Kim. Flisrand , who is a network weaver for sustainability networks, was in town and he was organizing an informal gathering.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

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Note from Beth: I’ve wrote about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today. Lessons Learned About Resilient Networks from Super Storm Sandy by Pat Brandes, Executive Director, the Barr Foundation. Networks

Book Review: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

Amy Sample Ward

I recently got my copy of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine. One that really speaks to me is the point that “measurement helps nonprofits understand and improve their social networks.”

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The Networked NGO in India

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This was the launch of a peer learning group called “ The Networked NGO ,” based on the ideas in my book, The Networked Nonprofit. The four-day intensive face-to-face training was for senior level staff and their social media staffers. Networked Nonprofit Networks Training Desig

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Get Networking: Using a CDN to Speed Up Your Site

Byte Technology

Ever heard of a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? It’s also easy to set up and had a decently large network of globally distributed servers. The post Get Networking: Using a CDN to Speed Up Your Site appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

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Voluntary Sector Network | guardian.co.uk

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Voluntary Sector Network | guardian.co.uk.

The Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections

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I’ve just finished teaching an online course for The Knight Digital Media Center @ USC Annenberg for community foundation leaders on practical networked leadership skills. So, you might want to “Kondo” your connections in your online professional network!

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

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Board members feel like they’re being asked to make uncomfortable “asks” of their social networks, without the support they need to do it well. Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging.

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Networked Nonprofit: Get the book!

Amy Sample Ward

Beth Kanter and Allison Fine ‘s book, The Networked Nonprofit , is now out and starting lots of conversations. Let’s start at the beginning: what is a “networked nonprofit&# anyway? Review the slides below for an overview and introduction to The Networked Nonprofit.

Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

Mastering social networking as a volunteer. Yesterday was the 2012 New York Cares Leadership Conference , and I had the distinct pleasure of presenting a session to volunteer leaders and inspiring community members.

Networks Are Beautiful

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Bob Agres Executive Director of Hawai’i Alliance for Community Based Economic Development said that network weaving is the humility to discover the unique gift of each person you encounter and to connect it with a need. NetworksPhoto by Rumpleteaser. Guest post from Stephanie McAuliffe.

Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

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This post summarizes some of the insights related to the effective use of networks and data in healthcare information and patient advocacy. It got started in upstate NY by Pat Quinn and through social networks, it spread to Pete Frates. Click for Twitter Transcript.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

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Once we mapped the network on the wall before our eyes, we reflected on the following questions: * What are the points of connection? Then I asked for a volunteer to make a connection with one of their networks to introduce themselves. Are you getting new ideas from your network?

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By providing these donors an incredible experience, you’ll give them the opportunity to socialize, network, and support your mission. Members of your host committee need to have a good network and be willing to ask people to attend and give.

craigconnects: A Network of Networks

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Note from Beth: I’m honored to host a guest post from friend Craig Newmark who is launching a new site, a network of networks. I&# m still recovering from jet lag from the E-Mediat project where I spent time training technology trainers who work with NGOS about the Networked Nonprofit. We’re living in a connected world, and Craig is going to take where no nerd has gone before. Guest Post Networks

Let Your Networking Lead to Donations

NonProfit Hub

Among the best ways to build those relationships with current donors and to gain new ones is networking. Ah yes, networking: the word we’ve heard on repeat at every conference and seminar we’ve ever been to. If your nonprofit networking is off to a rocky start, these steps can make the process go a little smoother. Network because you care. So when you’re networking, treat them as individuals instead of opportunities for money.

Infographic: Nonprofits and Social Networking

TechImpact

The post Infographic: Nonprofits and Social Networking appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. According to The Foundation Center , only 45% of nonprofits are actively utilizing the power of social media to reach and interact with the public.

Networks and Social Movements

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In her article Unstill Waters: The Fluid Role of Networks in Social Movements , Robin Katcher describes the several of the roles that networks can play in social movements : Building linkages and connection with a broader movement. How can networks facilitate that? Networks

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

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Ari Sahagun , a consultant who works with social justice groups on network visualizations, called for a group to discuss Network Mapping and Visualization. There are two different lens to think about network mapping. You can do a whole network analysis.

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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How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

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How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook. This year, Alan invited me to present a webinar for participants in the Marcus Institute Digital Education for the Arts on how Networked Nonprofits use Facebook. Networked Nonprofits practice deep engagement techniques on Facebook.

The Networked Nonprofit Board

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The last chapter of the Networked Nonprofit is on networked governance. There were no examples – so the last chapter of the book is speculative, based on the best thinking of the people who have looked at networked governance.

Bringing a Network Mindset to Board Development

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I just published a blog post over at the SSIR blog called “ Bringing a Network Mindset to Board Development.” Having a robust, well-connected network can help your nonprofit find new resources, get new ideas and inspiration, and be more effective. Networked Nonprofit

Announcing Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book

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Keo Savon, the young Cambodian woman supported by Measuring Networked Nonprofit book royalties. Buy a Copy of the Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. Measurement Networked Nonprofit

Evaluating Networks and their Effectiveness

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And at a conference like Growing Social Impact in a Networked World ([link] I made several lists–in my notebook, on my iPad, emails to myself, and on those very cool hexagonal Post-its. I was very fortunate to be a part of the early Network of Network Funders community of practice.

Social Media for Alumni Networks

SocialFish

Engaging and Inspiring Alumni Networks with Social Media from Beth Kanter. This nice deck by Beth Kanter should have good info for any association, not just alumni associations…! ——— This post contains a cool slide deck. Click through if you can’t see it!

Pioneers in Justice: Building Networks and Movements for Social Justice

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Note from Beth: How do we build networks and movements around important social change issues. A generative social impact network links people together through relationships. A social impact network is different than a coalition or alliance – where the agenda and actions are controlled.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

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I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam Mexico and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean.