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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Women Rule Social Networks

Frogloop

Women are valuable stakeholder to nonprofits. 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%.

Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I love this new video from the Case Foundation about the power of social media for social change. The numbers illustrate how far the field has come in adopting social media, although not 100% adoption. The video reminded me of the classic video, “ The Machine is US/ing Us.”

2011 Nonprofit Social Networking Survey ?

Frogloop

NTEN, Common Knowledge and Blackbaud invite you to take part in a nonprofit survey about how nonprofits are using online social networks, and enter your name for a chance to win an Apple iPad. The survey results will be compiled and presented at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference in March 2011. Look for our session, where we’ll present the 2011 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report , outlining the results of the survey.

Social Network ROI Calculator Update

Frogloop

A couple of years ago I put together the "social network" calculator as a free resource to assess the opportunity cost of recruiting email subscribers and donors online. Coming soon - I'm working on an overall online ROI assessment calculator.

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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. Jon Stahl pointed me to a great article , also about opening up the social graph.

Social Networks to Replace Email? NOT!!!

Frogloop

She said only 11% of teens email daily and that they are using SMS (or Twitter) and social networks for communications. Interestingly, despite all the protests against Facebook’s privacy policy she also said that people entrust their personal info with social networks.

4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good began as a “Nonprofit Organizations” Myspace Page in 2005. Nonprofit Tech for Good is a one-person operation and one person can only do so much. The time required to be active on those social networks is time well spent.

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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Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping

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 Networks and Digital Sharecropping October 1, 2007 I was reading Deborah Finn’s curmugeonly post about Facebook. I have been having curmudgeonly thoughts about social networks in general. Time suck: Social networks are a time suck. There is no question that the social networking space is evolving.

Jumo: A Social Network #Win or #Fail?

Frogloop

Are niche social networks the best way to mobilize people and channel their energy into supporting nonprofits? In the past couple of years there has been a surge in socially responsible startups such as Crowdrise , Razoo , and Causecast wanting to help to change the world by raising money online for nonprofits. Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Social Networking Web 2.0

Social Networking Strategies: The Limits of Cutting and Pasting

Amy Sample Ward

My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up on the opinion blog – you can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR blog or read the full post below. —– 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.

9 Must-Know Best Practices for Distributing Your Nonprofit’s Content on Social Networks

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Any doubts that social networks aren’t powerful or don’t need to be prioritized in your online communications and fundraising campaigns can now be put to rest.

Transcript: Promoting Causes on Online Social Networks

Robert Weiner

As I mentioned last week , the Chronicle of Philanthropy held a live online discussion about how nonprofits can use social networks to promote their organizations. On the panel, was Danielle Brigida, social-media-outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation; marketing and communications consultant Nancy E. Schwartz; and Felicia Carr, director of online communications for the National Parks Conservation Association.

10 tips for picking your social networking platform

Connection Cafe

Guest blog alert: The following post is from Andy Streggles, chief operating officer and social strategist, for Convio technology partner , Higher Logic. In the past year an onslaught of social networking platforms have emerged targeting the association and nonprofit market, leading many associations to wonder which is best for them. Think of the wealth of information you have in your database that can be used for networking and community building.

Update on social network portability

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 Update on social network portability January 8, 2008 Last week, I covered the Richard Scoble dust-up. This, of course, doesn’t mean that all of a sudden, everyone’s social graph and data will become portable, but it’s a very good sign that perhaps, after all, things are moving in that direction.

The Importance of Branding Your Nonprofit on Social Networks Through Graphic Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits were the early adopters of social networks. The were active on Myspace, YouTube, and creating Facebook Groups long before most of the companies that are often praised for being the pioneers of social media.

Four Classic Storylines for Nonprofit Storytelling

Frogloop

Social Networking Online Fundraising Online MarketingWhat’s the big deal about storytelling?

The Social Networking Debate: Use Existing Social Networks or Build Your Own?

Frogloop

Is your non-profit debating between building a custom social network VS using popular existing social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or a niche social network like Eons , a social network for baby boomers? Does your nonprofit have the staff resources to truly manage the community? Or should your organization strategically focus on social networks that already have millions of people and a potential built-in audience?

Six Amazing Stats From Blackbaud’s 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report

SocialFish

Whether or not you use Blackbaud’s software, one thing you’ve got to respect is their commitment to researching what online fundraising strategies work best for nonprofits. 73% allocate half of a full time employee to managing social networking activities.

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Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

Speaking of 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 Speaking of open social networks … August 14, 2008 I just joined identi.ca. Like all social networks, they are only as usable as people in your social graph use it, and it’s pretty sparse for me right now.

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Can Online Campaigners Fight Online Harassment?

Frogloop

If you work in social media or online advocacy you are no stranger to trolls and online harassment. We at Rad Campaign along with Lincoln Park Strategies and Craig Newmark of craigconnects recently conducted a national online poll about the rise of online harassment.

Best Tips to Rock your Online Presence

Frogloop

So you launched your new website and have an online marketing plan in hand to help you reach new audiences. Not to worry, here are some tips that Avi Kaplan and I of Rad Campaign compiled to help nonprofits rock your online presence. Online advertising, your email list, etc.).

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Transcript: Promoting Causes on Online Social Networks

Tech Soup Blog

As I mentioned last week , the Chronicle of Philanthropy held a live online discussion about how nonprofits can use social networks to promote their organizations. On the panel, was Danielle Brigida, social-media-outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation; marketing and communications consultant Nancy E. Schwartz; and Felicia Carr, director of online communications for the National Parks Conservation Association.

Study Provides A Baseline for Nonprofit Use of Social Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the NTC, ThePort Network, Inc , NTEN , and Common Knowledge released results of a survey that examines the use of social networking as a marketing and fundraising tool. Facebook), as well as their own hosted social networking communities.

Social Networking and Social Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is a very thoughtful post on the NTEN Blog called " Social Networking and Social Change " from Dan McQuillan, Amnesty It's hardly a surprise that large NGO's are starting to experiment with social networks, given the sheer numbers of people using them and their high media profile.

How to Know When a Social Network is Worth Your Time

NonProfit Hub

Only a few short months ago, Peach, a new social networking app was launched. Billed as “The New Snapchat,” infused with parts of Facebook and Twitter, it took the online world by storm. It took only a week to break into iOS’s top 10 list of networking apps.

Facebook for Nonprofit Beginners: Learn the Basics of this Online Social Networking Tool

Tech Soup Blog

Many people view online social networking tools, such as Facebook , LinkedIn , and Myspace as time-draining distractions. Facebook also has the benefit of having your installed audience, your network of friends at your fingertips, so you can easily announce new activities, campaigns, and events to your self-selected constituency of like-minded individuals and groups, without having to email a large group of people and risking the effects of a spam filter's black hole.

Can Social Network Analysis Help You Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

2009 - Connected Action - Marc Smith - Social Media Network Analysis View more presentations from Marc Smith. To take my learning deeper on social network analysis and mapping techniques and how they can be applied them to a social media strategy, I took a workshop with Marc Smith.

Fundraising Meets Social Networking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What happens when fundraising meets social networking? Social Fundraising? Socially-Networked Fundraising? Will this approach become the standard practice of all fundraising or will it be a niche or sub-segment of what is now called "traditional online fundraising." So, I slapped a piece of paper in the old IBM selectric and created a networking form. Certainly an issue that has been lurking beneath nonprofits and databases for years

Advocacy Online Unveils Social Networking Platform in Toronto

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To mark the launch of Advocacy Online's brand new social networking platform called "jamii" the company is hosting an event in Toronto this Tuesday, June 9th starting at 3 pm about the future of the"social web. The event will review benchmark data on U.S.social networks and nonprofits, as well as demonstrate the "jamii" platform. Tags: Nonprofit Events

Inside the Non Profit Social Networking Survey

FI Space

A few weeks ago, I received a link to “ NonProfit Social Network Survey &# - an effort focused on analyzing how nonprofits are using social media and networking tools to connect with their supporters and raise money. If you have anything to do with nonprofit work, some of their insights and responses below should be illuminating. Be sure to check out the full report online as well.

Putting Effective (Online) Social Networking Into Practice

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the past month, I've been doing a little action research for an article on ways to be effective using online social networking sites. To do the research, I've been asking my "friends" in different online social networks, "What is your best practice or tip for using online social networking sites for your organization."

7 Free and Easy Digital Tools To Improve Your Nonprofit’s Online Toolbox

Frogloop

By downloading a few free apps, it’s easy to put together insightful infographics, schedule social media posts and send out mass emails easily for no cost. Social Networking Mobile nptech Nonprofit Digital Strategy

Social Networks for Market Research

Idealware

During several online seminars I've conducted, there are always participants who quickly dismissed MySpace, as more and more people are moving towards more popular sites like Facebook. This dismal of using MySpace seemed to increase after the Causes application left nonprofit MySpace users high and dry, and only gave them notice a couple of days before (See Beth Kanter's post and Amy Sample Ward's post for more information on that).

WeAreMedia: Social Networks - Build the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Nielsen Online The We Are Media Festival of Tools is starts the last week of work on the Nonprofit Social Media Toolbox with a focus on social networking tools and widgets and apps. So for today, our focus is on social networking sites. 

Nonprofit Social Network Survey Report

NTEN

According to a survey conducted in March 2009 by NTEN, Common Knowledge , and ThePort , social networking has become an integral part of nonprofitsonline strategy. have one or more social networking communities on their own web site. > Download the Social Network Survey Report. common knowledge NPTech NTEN report social networks theport web2.0

Why Your Nonprofit Should Use the Facebook Donate Button

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Drumroll, please… Facebook recently rolled out their Donate button for nonprofit pages. While your nonrprofit should not expect to raise millions of dollars with this new feature, it's definitely something nonprofits should be taking advantage of. Social Networking Online Fundraising

4 Tools to Help Any Nonprofit Tell Stories Online

Frogloop

Whether you are part of a nonprofit organization, an action campaign, a local community, or a school, you know that it is through stories you can showcase your work, change people's minds, inspire them to make change, or join you to make a difference.

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Nonprofit Blogging and Social Networking Policies: Examples?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I was in Minnesota, one of the questions I got was about blogging and social networking policies. Now, I swear I remember seeing something from Easter Seals or another nonprofit on a listserv that mentioned either social networking policy or blogging policy. Do any nonprofits have a formal blogging policy? Perhaps some additional questions for social networking personas: Why you really shouldn???t

Social Notworking and Other Social Networking Challenges

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jeremiah Owyang has a post called " The Many Challenges of Social Networking " suggesting that social networks have passed the peak of inflated expectations and has identified a good list of challenges to success. Plateau or Social Network Fatigue?

3 Strategy Mistakes Nonprofits Can Learn From Donald Trump

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Email Marketing Social Networking Online Fundraising Technology Nonprofit fundraising Digital StrategyTrump knows how to generate a ton of earned media. On the other hand, his digital strategy for running for President of the United States, looks like this. via GIPHY.