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.

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.

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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.

Privacy and Security on Social Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A colleague recently shared this video that pokes fun of the “always on, gotta share everything on social networks&# lifestyle for many people here in America. Who controls and owns the information I put into a social networking site?

36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Provided you set aside the time to explore and experiment, your nonprofit can use the apps and tools listed below to significantly improve your web, email, social media, and visual content.

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

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

And that includes nonprofits, membership associations and organizations. Ever since the American Red Cross and Humane Society adopted a texting campaign to raise awareness and collect donations for the Haiti Earthquake in 2010, other nonprofits have followed suit and to great success.

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Free Mini-Webinar on October 27! Mobile Social Networking for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This mini-webinar begins with an introduction the Mobile Web and then moves on to highlight the importance of utilizing mobile social networking tools to empower your nonprofit’s social media practitioners to report live, on-location from anywhere at any time.

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management

SocialFish

Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), Appropriate, effective management is the key to ensuring you get the returns for your social media marketing investments. If you have five or less social media profiles, you can use HootSuite for free.

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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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70 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Nonprofits could use Present.me

85 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new low-cost or free resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Can Nonprofits Raise Money on Social Media?

Frogloop

Does senior leadership at your organization ask “why can’t we raise money on social media? Comparing your nonprofit to a Presidential campaign is ridiculous. Second, the majority of nonprofits have not raised a dime on social media.

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Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ” is getting a lot of good feedback as people read and apply the ideas in the book. In the book, we avoid talking about specific tools because they change so fast and new ones appear almost daily.

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!"

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Best Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools

Frogloop

As nonprofits get more efficient and leaner (but not meaner) in managing a 21st century workforce, they're discovering that all kinds of Web 2.0 collaboration tools can help team members in multiple locations communicate smarter and faster with each other. The tools also can help you work closer with partner organizations and volunteers. Here are five tools that we've encouraged our nonprofit clients to try out. Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0

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Pinterest for Nonprofits: 5 Tips for Raising Money with “Pins”

NetWits

Nor could I see how the nonprofits I work with would have time for yet another social network to their already hard enough social media struggle. Really, Pinterest for Nonprofits ?

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Does the Nonprofit Community Need More Tools?

Frogloop

Nonprofit campaigners have a gazillion tools to choose from that they can use for online outreach, social media, measuring metrics, updating their website, and much more. Help the nonprofit community find out the answers to all of these questions and more (and win awesome prizes like a Kindle or a $100 donation to your favorite charity) by taking the Nonprofit Tech Needs Survey. Probably because there are so many free tools on the market.

100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new low-cost or free resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0

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!"

The Challenges of Protecting Intellectual Property on Social Networks

NTEN

By Geoff Livingston, Principal & Co-Founder, Zoetica Facebook and to a lesser extent Twitter and LinkedIn have become the interstates of the social web. Nonprofits that want to connect with their constituents are almost obliged to participate on these networks. Causes and associations provide status updates on the networks, post links, publish content via tools like Facebook Notes, groups on Linked In and Facebook, and ask questions on all of the services.

2011 NTC Preview: Can Social Networks Create Social Capital?

NTEN

Online networks were used to help organize the national day of action but the action was not about "likes" or fans or messages. While the online networks may have taken off in terms of size and activity, is that where the power of this day of action was rooted? A challenge of our time seems to be building networks of quantity while creating/generating quality from the networks. Social capital is tangible and malleable. It's not about the "network".

101 +1 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

Frogloop

101 +1 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits. There are a lot of books out there about social media strategy. I’m always inspired after I read them, but am left hanging after the stage is set for social media perfection. 102 Use Pinterest to Drive Social Commerce.

10 Simple Nonprofit Twitter Tips

TechImpact

Twitter is a powerful tool for any nonprofit. It is, in simply put, a free messenger that instantly connects your nonprofit to hundreds of millions of possible constituents. With this powerful contemporary tool, however, comes unknowns. Image courtesy of The Telegraph.

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. Justin is the Director of Nonprofit Services at Care2.com.

9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Today, nonprofits have an opportunity like never before to reignite their partnership with supporters and provide platforms and opportunities for people to use their social networks to organize and advance your cause. 9 Ways to Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy with Social Media: 1.

Three Cheap Tools to Measure Blogs and Social Media

Frogloop

One of the big questions I often get asked by nonprofit campaigners is “how do I know if our blog and social media are succeeding and resonating with people?&# The very first thing that nonprofits should do is setup a tracking system to measure their blogs and social media. Since most nonprofits are on a budget, there are three budget friendly products that are worth checking out. Postrank will show you who they are on the top 20 social networks.

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.

5 Key Relationships for Your Nonprofit: And the Tools and Tactics to Facilitate Them

NTEN

Instead of siloing social media into “that stuff that so-and-so does,” what would a more integrated approach look like? Has this happened to your nonprofit? One staff person or select members of the communications team are assigned to manage all of your organization’s social media.

3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

They don’t last very long compared to those of nonprofit organizations, but they raise and spend a tremendous amount of money—growing quickly from scratch into an immense, people-powered machine. Lesson Two: Social Networking.

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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

Encourage them to use their social network. According to the Global NGO Online Technology Report , Millennials are most inspired to give by social media. It’s crucial that you encourage your supporters to use social media to raise awareness for their fundraising efforts.

Facebook Publishes Guide for Nonprofits and Causes

Tech Soup Blog

Facebook has recently produced a guide to help nonprofits build their organization's presence on the world's top social media platform. In setting your nonprofit's goals, think about what kind of relationship you want to have with the people who connect to your page.

Don’t Fake Your Fundraising Campaign

Frogloop

With year-end fundraising season upon us, it’s time to pull out the best tools from our toolbox to raise the most money. Year-end fundraising is one of the most important times for nonprofits because it brings in the most amount of money. Social Networking Online Fundraising

6 Nonprofit Technology Takeaways and One Killer Find from #12NTC

NetWits

It’s been a few days since I returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference (#12NTC) hosted by NTEN in San Francisco, CA. Now day’s every conference you go to has a HUGE social media focus. Key Takeaway : Email should be a critical part of every nonprofits communication strategy.

[Guide for Nonprofits]: How to Engage Social Media Influencers to Extend Your Reach and Drive Action

Connection Cafe

Social media influencers aren’t elusive. There’s a good chance you have hundreds, if not thousands, who would gladly share your campaign message with their social networks if you did one thing—asked them (and not in a wimpy “p.s. Social currency is real.

Eight marketing tools to effectively communicate your nonprofit’s message

ASU Lodestar Center

What most people do not realize is that nonprofit organizations experience similar complications and obstacles that a businesses face. You can be extremely search engine friendly without putting limitations on video, audio, or depth of social media reach. posted by.

Better Understanding Nonprofits And Their Facebook Metrics

TechImpact

Facebook is the flagship social media platform for most nonprofits. The inherent community nature, pervasiveness of the platform, and the fact Facebook is constantly adding tools for nonprofits to better utilize the social network has made it the perfect choice for most nonprofits.

5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits

SocialFish

With unlimited access to live events, there are endless opportunities for you, your community, organization, business, classroom, and social network to grow. Jason Fitzpatrick from Lifehacker mused that “WorkFlowy is a one-list-to-rule-them-all organization tool.”. For non-profits, WorkFlowy has to be the mother of all web tools. TweetDeck is desktop, iPhone, Android, and Google Chrome application that lets you manage your social media outlets.

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Pinterest: A Tool To Curate Relevant Visual Content for Your Audience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Think of it as social network of visuals – where you can find images from other people with the same interest or use it to curate your own visual “interest space.” ” Here’s the number of followers for each pin: Nonprofit Infographics (287).

Five Tips for Nonprofits Using Social Media During the #JointSession Address

Connection Cafe

” What opportunity does this give nonprofits engaging on social media? A majority of live conversation during presidential addresses happens on Twitter, so here are 5 steps nonprofits can take to engage and drive support for their cause on social media : 1.