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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Wisdom About Networks From Encore Network

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Wisdom About Networks From Encore Network – A Guest Post by Leslye Louie and Lyle Hurst. We hope others in Beth’s network will find the SSIR article interesting and helpful. Nancy has gone on to pioneer other networks to promote the broader Encore movement. -

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

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.

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.

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!

Creating A Global Network of Capacity Builders for Social Change

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I’ve always dreamed of accessing a diverse network of people who do nonprofit capacity across different disciplines or what Nancy White has described as “ learning from adjacent practices.” Lack of platforms through which to network laterally.

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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.

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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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

Networking Your Nonprofit: The Basics

AFP Blog

Networking Your Nonprofit: The Basics : Things to Think About The following are some questions from our article — Networking 101: Understanding Your Needs — that might help to guide your network planning process by taking stock of what you have and need

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.

Disconnecting From The Network

AFP Blog

Disconnecting From The Network : "NPower, the national network of nonprofit technology consulting and training organizations, has restructured. The New York office is rebranding itself as the national organization and the other network members have to decide whether to retain their affiliation and names or become independent.

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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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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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.

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.

Tweetcamp: Online network moves to offline community

Amy Sample Ward

One way to accomplish this is to ensure you have a diverse set of organizers - you will tap into networks that do, eventually, overlap, but the influencers you target will push a great diversity of participants towards the event. How will the network maintain the community?

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.

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.

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

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

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?

Video Fridays #7…Social Networking

NCE Social Media

This video is short explanation of social networking websites and why they are popular. Tags: Education and Training Video networking social I’ve added a short video for today’s installment of the Video Friday series. Something simple to cleanse the palate. Something simple to cleanse the palate. Enjoy!

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!

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.

A Preliminary Theology of Social Networks

AFP Blog

A Preliminary Theology of Social Networks : As people like Beth Kanter and Allison Fine made clear in their book, The Networked Nonprofit, networks are the new form of organizational structure in the 21st-century. Actually, Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps predicted in 1994 in The Age of the Network that networks would be the signature form of organizations in this century and I wrote about network organizations for the Jewish community in 2001 in Network Judaism).

National Breakthrough Network

VisionLink

Membership by application, and approved by the members themselves (not by us here at VisionLink), the National Breakthrough Network is an extraordinary group of thought leaders improving practice across the nation. The National Breakthrough Network, launched in 2007, is built on the straightforward premise that results are more powerful when stakeholders commit time and resources to work together. Network members define the agenda, the content, and the voice.

Open Social Networks

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 Open Social Networks November 5, 2007 As I’ve mentioned before, there has been a lot of thought and interest in the issue of opening up social networks, outside of what has been, until last week, totally closed silos. I linked to a great thought piece a while back on opening up the social graph (that is, your network of friends.)

How is Technology Reinventing Social Impact? | Omidyar Network

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Omidyar Network : ''via Blog this How is Technology Reinventing Social Impact?

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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.

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.