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.

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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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?

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.

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!

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

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?

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.”

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

Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?

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” This was one of the reasons why I wanted to write the book, “ The Networked Nonprofit ,” with co-author Alison Fine back in 2008-09. I noticed a big change in 2010, the year the book was published. ” Have networks become a more accepted way of working?

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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

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

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The last two posts I published on professional networking, “ Smart Professional Networking Online ” and “ Tidying Your Online Connections ” prompted some great discussion when I shared on Facebook. Professional Networking Flickr Image: Myles Grant.

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.

Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?

Frogloop

The 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report provides some incredible data on how 11K+ nonprofits are using social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others. Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks?

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.

4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

After a decade of embracing new social networks as they rise in popularity, in recent weeks it became clear that it was time to reassess the value of being active on so many social networks and to prioritize the social networks that most benefit Nonprofit Tech for Good.

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.

5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

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But it is also a quiet time of year and a good time to catch up on reading. Also, if you are looking for a last minute gift for the nonprofit networking and data nerd in your life, here’s some book recommendations.

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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

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

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Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development.

KONY, Networked Nonprofits, and Transparency

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In practice, it’s meant that mining of coltan is no longer possible for artisanal miners, who’ve lost their main source of financial support – instead, mining is now dominated by armed groups, who have the networks and resources to smuggle the minerals out of the country and conceal their origins.

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.

Nonprofit CEOs and the Network Mindset

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Today, I have the honor of doing a session at The Allstate Foundation ‘s 60th Anniversary Executive Summit (hashtag #60summit ) where I’ll be talking about leading nonprofits with a network mindset. A network mindset means exercising leadership through active participation.

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?

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

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The term Peeragogy came fluttering through my network, like a butterfly, and it caught my interest. Photo by Aussiegal.

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.

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

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This peer learning exchange is designed to help state-based groups to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children. But these are steps to bigger outcomes for this network – such as making sure there is health care for all children.

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

Using A Networked Approach To Build Nonprofit Boards: LinkedIn Board Connect Launches

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LinkedIn announced Board Connect , resources that helps nonprofits transform themselves into networked nonprofits by finding and recruiting board members using a networked approach. You and your board look at your professional networks and connections on LinkedIn.

Social Networking and Your Tradeshow [infographic]

SocialFish

“Events are a great way to connect with new prospective customers, marketing partners, new employees and influentials in your industry. Learn how to use social media to get the most out of attending your next exposition.”

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.

Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings

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They strategically expanded their campaign team with champions who were familiar with to the foundation and could leverage their online networks to reach an audience that was not in their typical donor base.

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45 LinkedIn Groups for Nonprofit Professionals to Network or Find Jobs

Wild Apricot Blog

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.

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.

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

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.

Bringing a Network Mindset To Nonprofit Boards

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Not just to quietly listen, but participate in the discussion about applying a networked lens to nonprofit governance. (If you want to better understand what the term network mindset and what it has to do with nonprofit leadership, check out their recent paper on the topic.).

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.

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.

What can you learn by visualizing your Twitter network?

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When we apply a network mindset to the way we work – whether as an individual or as part of a network strategy, we believe that value is created through our connections, interactions and building relationships. E-Mediat Twitter Network.