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. It is this network that can corroborate your credentials and solidify your standing with other interested parties. Luckily, the Valley has no shortage for opportunities to network. Sentari Minor networking

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.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The Corps Network National Conference. The Corps Network National Conference. The Corps Network / Washington, DC / TBA. The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation. PEAK Grant Managers Network Annual Conference. Grant Managers Network Annual Conference. The Network for Social Work Management / Chicago, IL / TBD.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

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. These leaders will be able to connect you with their networks and amplify your nonprofits’ messaging online. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

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. Hell is Other People is an interesting project that uses Foursquare to locate your friends and then gives you paths to avoid running into them if you have to go near their locations. Here’s a video about the project: What are your thoughts? Somedays you just want to avoid people. I get it. But is it so bad that you use social media to do it?

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

EveryAction

Clients of both companies will benefit in many ways, including by expanding the network effect of each company’s one-click contributions and form pre-filling features, leading to higher conversion rates and more engagement for nonprofits. Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading provider of software serving over 15,000 nonprofits, announced today that it has acquired We Also Walk Dogs Inc.,

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Voluntary Sector Network | guardian.co.uk

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Voluntary Sector Network | guardian.co.uk.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

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. This can include being an advocate for the organization in the community; expanding the organizations’ network; hosting cultivation meetings or events; thanking donors, and asking donors for support. Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

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. Hispanic Heritage Month, officially founded in 1968 , occurs each year from September 15 to October 15, a period which includes the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries. During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.,

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

EveryAction

Finally, their donation form is equipped with EveryAction’s FastAction network, meaning that if their donor has taken prior action on an EveryAction form, their information will be autofilled, making the process of completing their donation quick and easy. With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals.

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8 Tips for Fundraising When You Hate Networking

NonProfit Hub

Networking can be a daunting prospect. Try these tips for fundraisers who hate networking: 1. Not every networking event will be suitable for your business or brand, so be selective and identify the events that will potentially be the most fruitful. Make Networking a Habit. The best way to make sure you stay involved in networking events is to make it a part of your regular routine ?

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.” In the foreward, Beth and Katie say that “measurement is the secret sauce; we provide the recipe.” ” And that they do!

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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.

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

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? As Beth and Allison explain: Networked Nonprofits are simple and transparent organizations. Networked Nonprofits don’t work harder or longer than other organizations, they work differently. Networked Nonprofit Slides.

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. The session focused on using core social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to raise awareness and inspire others as a volunteer.

Disconnecting From The Network

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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.

How Networked Nonprofits Visualize Their Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo Tweeted by @starfocus during a network mapping session at NWF. Two weeks ago, the social media maven from the National Wildlife Federation, Danielle Brigida, tweeted the above photo showing how they were mapping one of their networks with one of my favorite low tech tools: sticky notes. This got my attention because I was designing a Networked Nonprofit workshop for E-Mediat and will incorporate a network mapping exercise. E-Mediat Networks

WEB Network: The Well-Being and Equity Bridging Network

Beth Kanter

I have been working on an exciting project along with dream team of network thinkers and people who are excited about the idea of how collective action drives health in our communities. The network is called “WEB” which stands for The Well-Being and Equity Bridging (WEB) Network. The network is in the early stages of formation and being faciltiated by the Leadership Learning Community, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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! ——– ( photo credit ).

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

EveryAction

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. Send your executive director and host committee a template email invitation that they can personalize and send to their networks.

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. There’s always great information in the newsletter, but this time around I’m particularly excited because the focus is social networking for non-profits (something that, if you read this blog regularly, you know I’m very passionate about) and the 2011 Social Networking Survey. What’s the Nonprofit Social Networking Survey?

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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).

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. If you haven’t don’t fret, you’re not alone. Most people operating WordPress sites today have no idea what a CDN is or what exactly it does, but they’d no doubt find it pretty helpful.

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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

craigconnects: A Network of Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

45 LinkedIn Groups for Nonprofit Professionals to Network or Find Jobs

Wild Apricot

networking LinkedIn-Groups LinkedInThere are hundreds of nonprofit groups on LinkedIn. Here I’ve segmented the top ones into the categories and written a few lines about each to help you decide which ones to join.

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!

New on SSIR – Be Human: Temporary versus Permanent Networks

Amy Sample Ward

One idea that has emerged for me through this way of exploring the topic is that of temporary versus permanent networks. Temporary versus Permanent Networks. People are networked. It goes without saying then that no matter what our work or our sector or our cause, we need to get better at recognizing the power in networks and become the nodes that connect networks, conversations, and people. Individuals define networks. Individuals influence networks.

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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[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

EveryAction

The original DIY video platform, YouTube, is now the world's second largest social network and search engine. When you're building a movement, video is an indispensable storytelling tool. By appealing to a wide range of our senses, videos capture our attention and activate our emotions, unlike any other medium. With more Americans getting their news through social media, video content provides an opportunity to grow your audience and make your story heard.

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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.)

Women Rule Social Networks

Frogloop

Did you know that women also dominate social networks? According to a Pew study, in 2008 women comprised 53% of social networking site users. Over the past two years, women have increased their social networking usage and now comprise 56% of the social networking consumer base. Men’s social networking user base has dropped to 47%. The study said that Linkedin is the only social networking site where men dominate.

2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report

NCE Social Media

Here’s a video of Jeff Patrick , president of Common Knowledge , being interviewed by Melanie Mathos at the 2012 NTC conference explaining the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Jeff goes over topics in the report such as ROI, value of a new fan/follower, commercial social networks, and resources for strategies.

Understanding, Valuing Your Social Networks - TheNonProfitTimes

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Understanding, Valuing Your Social Networks - TheNonProfitTimes : People who grew up on computers (and all that implies) do things easily, almost unconsciously. Those who had already reached their majority (or more) by the Internet age often find themselves adapting and coping (as well as cursing and raging) as they go along. So it is with organizations using the Internet and social media to fulfill mission.

Network Mapping – are you doing it?

SocialFish

Have we progressed any with the idea of network mapping ? There are two different lens to think about network mapping. You can do a whole network analysis. The map can be of social media conversations, for example these network maps of Twitter conversations. Or they can be maps of networks of organizations and communities. Networked Leadership Skills for Social Change from Beth Kanter. Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network.

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Google could become a key social network for charities | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

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Google could become a key social network for charities | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional : Google's social networking site Google could become a key tool for charities: the search engine recently rolled out new features in the US that may make charities rethink their approach to social networking.

Social Media Strategy: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

NetWits

Our social media strategy for nonprofits series continues by taking a look at how the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( www.pancan.org ) uses social media to enhance their online efforts. This organization is dedicated to advancing research, supporting patients and creating hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. As you can imagine, building a great online presence that creates a community of support and connects people with each other plays a key role in carrying out their missio

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Geosocial Networking: Will it Work for You?

Connection Cafe

That being said, it has been interesting to watch the rise of location based social networks such as Foursquare , Gowalla and Loopt. These geosocial networks are jockeying for position in the social networking world. For those who haven't experimented with location based social networks, these networks are mobile applications where the users can "check in" at any place in the world. Is your organization using or thinking about using a geosocial network?

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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. If you are targeting your online network, you need to have an online space for interested participants to sign up, learn more, and connect with each other. Moving from an online network of Twitter users to an offline community was a big step!

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. LinkedIN : The professional, serious, network.

Social Charity Index: Charities begin to harness networked power | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

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Social Charity Index: Charities begin to harness networked power | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional : What could not-for-profits be capable of achieving if they had free access to over 12 million connected and engaged people? That's the number of social media savvy follows, subscribers and likes the top 100 social charities are getting in the UK today, according to the second annual Social Charity Index

Social Network Management Systems?

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 Network Management Systems? They allow you to create stand-alone social networks. Elgg, a LAMP(hp) project, started it’s life as a learning platform with social network features, but has transmorgrified into a social network platform with learning features.

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