Facebook Radically Changed the News Feed – Here’s What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Connection Cafe

In a Facebook post dated January 11th, Mark Zuckerberg shared a completely new direction for the News Feed to make sure the “time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent.”. So his new goal for the News Feed is to create more meaningful conversations between “friends, family and groups”. How will the News Feed rank public content? To spark more meaningful conversations between people , the News Feed will now prioritize: 1.

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Breaking News: Twiddling Thumbs of Nonprofit Professionals Causing Sore Thumbs

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit News #nptech charitable giving Cloud Giving in an Election Year Millennial Running Study Nonprofit Leadership Report npEXPERTS Outcomes P2P StudyApril Fools. We know that nonprofit professionals are the hardest working folks out there and we want to help you succeed.

Channel Surfing: A News Roundup


flickr.com/photos/mikebaird. Although the findings of the recently released 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report haven’t changed much since the last edition three years ago, its release has (re)fueled the conversation fire in the #nptech community.

Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Interestingly enough, almost everyone in this workshop had already put themselves on a “news diet.” She also taken off all breaking news alerts and only consumes news from a handful of vetted sources.

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Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

Every week, our Lead Mobile Strategist Ti Chesley will post a roundup of the biggest news in mobile messaging. The post Mobile Messaging News Roundup appeared first on Mobile Commons. Mobile Research News & UpdatesWe’re starting a new feature on the Mobile Commons blog!

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

Mobile Industry News Study reveals success of text messaging in helping smokers quit – The evidence shows that text messaging reduces smoking. The post Mobile Messaging News Roundup appeared first on Mobile Commons. Industry News News & Updates

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Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

Industry News Vonage (VG) Tops Q1 EPS by 5c; Enters Agreement to Acquire Nexmo in ~$300M Deal – Vonage acquires Nexmo, one of the big messaging gateways and a general provider of messaging API’s. The post Mobile Messaging News Roundup appeared first on Mobile Commons.

Facebook News Feed Overhaul – How Your Nonprofit Can Prepare

John Haydon

One with less clickbait, engagement bait, and hopefully less fake news. The News Feed’s goal is shifting from “helping you find […]. The post Facebook News Feed Overhaul – How Your Nonprofit Can Prepare appeared first on John Haydon.

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Your Weekly Mobile News!

Mobile Commons

SMS News OpenMarket Releases New Infographic Demonstrating Massive Opportunity for Financial Institutions to Engage with Target Consumers via SMS – 35-55 percent of people prefer to receive SMS alerts for bank activity compared to 27 percent of the general US population.

The Perils of Fake News, Coordinated Misinformation, and Social Media Addiction

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There have been many news articles recently about social media for evil: How Facebook, Twitter, Google, and even Instagram have been abused for coordinated misinformation paid social media or advertising to influence our political system.

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Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

Tech Soup Blog

New mobile money tools will be bigger in 2014, things like peer to peer payments, perhaps like the new free service called Square Cash that I covered in our November NPTech News , that lets you email cash to anyone with an email address.

Six Sources for Nonprofit News


———— I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to keep up with all the news. Many of us have our own curation practice, but one of the most efficient I have is to keep an eye on those in our community who are curating the news for us.

Five Ways to Ensure Your Event Makes Headline News

Connection Cafe

So how do you make the fact that you’re doing a 5K or walk into news that’s going to get reported? The fact that you’re doing a 5K for a worthwhile cause by itself is not news. The world of journalism and news publishing is changing rapidly. Write your posts like a news story.

What are News Discovery Tools? Why Use Them?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

News discovery tools are important for those who are creating content as well – especially if you’re covering breaking news or using the technique “ newsjacking.” Is your organization using news discovery tools?

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Six Things to Know in Nonprofit Technology News

Tech Soup Blog

A variety of other organizations are using technology in innovative ways to help homeless populations: The National Desert News did a great piece recently on how mobile phones and social media are giving the homeless a hand up. Got News?

Social Media, Journalism and “The News Will Find Me”


She says, ”during the presentation, I identified four areas impacted by social media: the changing definition of an authoritative news source, the concept of news participators, how news is shared, and the changing news cycle.” Is Social the “New News?”

18 Ways to Beat Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm

John Haydon

This article gives you 18 ways to beat the Facebook News Feed algorithm with posting strategies, external channels, and Facebook Insights. Facebook users take action on that update (Like, Comment, Share), which creates a story in their friends’ News Feeds.

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Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Posts Are Likely Not Appearing on News Feeds Anymore

NonProfit Hub

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been close to 10 years since Facebook first introduced the News Feed. And since then, Facebook has implemented over 30 major algorithm changes to determine what is prioritized on your Facebook News Feed.

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Is A Downer News Cycle A Factor in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Success?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But according to news reports , it has increased awareness and dollars raised for ALS research.

Big News: Nominations Now Open For the 2016 Care2 Impact Prize


Exciting news. Care2 just launched their annual Care2 Impact Prize to honor achievements in the nonprofit sector.

2 New Solutions with 4 Big Things| Great News for the Nonprofit Sector

Connection Cafe

This is great news for many reasons, but mostly because nonprofit organizations will soon have the opportunity to expand their missions further than ever before, powered by Raiser’s Edge NXT and Financial Edge NXT. Today Blackbaud announces our NXT solutions to the world.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The study’s author, Matthias Lufkens , says that the most successful organisations are those that use Twitter to make connections and tell stories, not just broadcast news. Twitter is now a primary news channel for a number of international organizations.

What the Facebook Subscribe Feature Means to Nonprofit News Sharing


When they like your organization's page your updates appear in their news stream. On Wednesday, Facebook rolled out a subscribe feature that should be of interest to nonprofits because it may make it easier for organizations to interact with people on a personal level.

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Big News: Startup Challenge to Fund & Showcase Social Impact Ventures By Women


This means testing news ideas quickly, failing fast, and taking those lessons learned to continue to iterate on the program or product. How do we disrupt the nonprofit sector? I’ve talked about the dire need for nonprofits to innovate over the years on Frogloop. Because there are over 1.5

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September Update: Exciting News — Wild Apricot Has Been Acquired

Wild Apricot Blog

We are thrilled to announce that Wild Apricot has been acquired by Personify. Read all about the acquisition and more in this months' update. Acquired September-Update

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Where Do People Turn to for Election and Political News?


With the big election coming up in November, news outlets are increasingly covering campaign stops and primary results. After analyzing the results of the survey, we discovered that likely voters are looking for news they can trust, but are torn about where they can find it.

What You Need to Know About Facebook’s News Feed Changes


Facebook page admins take note: just when you thought you’d figured out Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm, they’ve changed the game and the way News Feed works. Here’s what you need to know about the News Feed changes: Story Bumping.

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Sad News from Bookshare

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We had a Bookshare all-hands meeting this week, where our entire team gets together and talks about the latest activities and news about the Bookshare project. One piece of news struck me as being particularly poignant. It turned out to be H1N1, and its impact was devastating, as recounted in the Whittier Daily News article: Whittier College student dies from H1N1 complications.

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The Launch Ticker = Awesome Way to Get Your Tech News Fix


Are you interested in technology news and what’s happening out of Silicon Valley, but no time to read through the hundreds of tech blogs and tech news magazines? It’s an attempt to improve on the fabulous half-human/half-machine edited tech news site Techmeme.

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Software News August 2014: Using Wild Apricot’s API

Wild Apricot Blog

The August Software News is all about Wild Apricot''s API: what it is, how it can benefit our customers and examples of API applications for associations, clubs and non-profits. Wild Apricot API

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Wild Apricot Software News February 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

This month''s Software News offers an update on Version 5 release and a focus on one of Wild Apricot''s services partners. Wild Apricot Software-News

Software News September 2014 – iPhone App Launched

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are details on the launch of our new Wild Apricot mobile app and our long-term mobile roadmap. Wild Apricot

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

The post Mobile Messaging News Roundup appeared first on Mobile Commons. Industry News News & UpdatesThis brilliant app will send you a positive text message every morning – A wonderful article about ShineText, a service sending positive affirmations daily via text.

Experts Tackle Rapid Response Magic: Turning Bad News Into Big Results

Connection Cafe

You’ll love hearing Amber’s story of painting bad news in a new light—the results were remarkable. In the world of nonprofit advocacy , the tides can change in a flash. The savviest organizations expect the unexpected and plan ahead for anything!

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Attention Nonprofits! The New LinkedIn News Feed Design Has Arrived

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At long last, the new LinkedIn News Feed is here! For years I have been completely baffled by LinkedIn’s partnership with Twitter to allow a mass automation of tweets to be published the LinkedIn News Feed. Personal Status Updates on the new Home News Feed.

Nonprofit Technology News for October 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Time to catch up on some nonprofit technology trends and news again! In the June Nonprofit Technology News I mentioned the coming of FreedomPop’s free phone service for Android users. One of the bad news parts of this deal is the refurbished phone.

News by the Spoonful: TechSoup's 2015 Tech Predictions

Tech Soup Blog

mobile social media nonprofit hardware collaboration security netsquared crowdfunding nonprofits tablet nptech cloud computing privacy Apple Pay news Every now and then, we like to predict what's on the tech horizon.

Software News June 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

In this issue of Software News, we offer an overview of some of the "onboarding" initiatives and enhancements we''re looking at across all of our Wild Apricot teams. Wild Apricot

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Software News October 2014 – Support Solutions

Wild Apricot Blog

In this edition of Software News, we offer an update on challenges we''ve been facing and solutions for improved customer support. Wild Apricot

ATTN Nonprofits: Facebook Now Recommends Pages in the News Feed

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook now also recommends pages in the news feed, but only if your nonprofit has opted-in to have your page recommended. Page Recommendations in the News Feed.

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