Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

The session focused on using core social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to raise awareness and inspire others as a volunteer. What you want to be doing with your voice and story via social media will shape the tools and content.

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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Start a Fire in Your Social Network

SocialFish

Just conducted a fun webinar last week for the nice peeps at Higher Logic, on engagement in your online community. Start a fire in your social network…okay, not a literal fire.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

Using Social Networks to Recruit Employees

NetWits

Thanks to technological advances, advertising for open positions using online job boards is an easy and economical way to recruit. Check out any online job board and you’ll see that it’s saturated with thousands of job postings — looking for everything from hourly workers to CEOs. One creative solution is social networking. LinkedIn® users create profiles and build their networks by inviting friends and past and present colleagues to join their social networks.

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.

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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SXSW: Future of Social Networks

Amy Sample Ward

Social networks will be like air.&#. After all: your friends are your friends - you shouldn’t have to re-find them everywhere you go online. 3 things need to make social networks like air: Identity - who are you? pick your friends once - social networking fatigue. calendar, call, sms, facebook, twitter, address book = level of closeness of social data. most social ads require explicit action.

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?

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. Look for our session, where we’ll present the 2011 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report , outlining the results of the survey. Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0

Twittering gets charity on the social network - Times Online

AFP Blog

Twittering gets charity on the social network - Times Online: "Sometimes it seems like the whole world is busy facebooking, youtubing and tweeting. But can social networking really benefit charities or is it just another fad So it’s no surprise that the not-for-profit sector wants to join in.

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.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s estimated that by late 2014 or early 2015 the majority of adults will get their information from social networks rather than search engines and that social networks will become the primary source of referral traffic to your website and blog.

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.

[WEBINAR] Start a Fire in Your Social Network

SocialFish

We all know launching a private social network is much easier than developing an actual community of participants who are connected, active and engaged. I’ll help you gather the materials you need to start sparking interest and activity within your private online community.

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. Facebook Google Plus LinkedIn Social Media Twitter YouTube

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

Firstgiving Opens Social Networking Site to World of Online Philanthropy

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASEFirstgiving Opens Social Networking Site to World of Online Philanthropy: "SOMERVILLE, Mass., 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Firstgiving, a leader in providing Web-based fundraising services for individuals and charities, today announced the release of its new application for Facebook, one of the largest and fastest growing online social networking sites.

Let’s Continue the Conversation - Fundraising in Online Social Networks

FI Space

Here is my presentation from the session “No Country for Old Media: Fundraising in Online Social Networks&#. Social Media Fundraising In Online Networks. Tags: Info Tech Social Software 09NTC fundraising Holly Ross NTC NTEN Social Networks SXSW Hey All, Just wanting to continue the conversation from the NTC09 conference.

The Long Tail of Social Networks « CauseWired

AFP Blog

Tom Watson's blogThe Long Tail of Social Networks « CauseWired: "The Long Tail of Social NetworksJanuary 20, 2008 · No CommentsI’ve been quiet here for a very good reason: I’ve been writing! But I wanted to point out a recent post over at GigaOM that shows the long history of online social networks. Found via Twitter.

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.

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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Finding Balance: Our Relationship with Technology and Social Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That balance is not a simple on and off switch – it is understanding how to integrate focused and receptive attentions into our online and offline lives. I’m particularly curious about those of us whose work involves spending a lot of time online. Photo by Beth Kanter.

The evolution of social networking from online to off

Beaconfire Wire

Apple’s recent patent application for making gym workouts a social networking activity was notable as a sign of the continuing evolution of social networking away from computers, and into what we typically think about as our off-line lives.

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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Crowd-funding taps social networks to help others | The Tennessean | tennessean.com

AFP Blog

Crowd-funding taps social networks to help others | The Tennessean | tennessean.com: "CHICAGO — At first blush, crowd-funding may sound like just another attempt to raise money online by getting as many visitors as possible to donate to a cause

Social Networking and #AIDS2010

Influence

What I've seen thus far on the social networking scene has been interesting, and hopefully as this week progresses, we’ll see more initiatives cropping up: @ UNAIDS says: If you're tweeting from #AIDS2010 join this Google group for tweeps at the conference: [link].

A Social Network Where You Can Be Too Social - washingtonpost.com

AFP Blog

A Social Network Where You Can Be Too Social - washingtonpost.com: "For many, Facebook has become an indispensable tool for managing their social lives. But all the friending, messaging and poking on the online social network has created a hazard: using it too much.Elizabeth Coe found out after she sent 100 friends and professional acquaintances a link to her company's Web site.

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.

Meet the patrons: charities and online social networking | Society | The Guardian

AFP Blog

Meet the patrons: charities and online social networking | Society | The Guardian: "The boom in online social networking sites has finally come to charities. Online chatter may seem a distraction from the hard work of changing people's real lives, but the internet offers pioneering charities a deeper and more personal way of connecting with those who support or benefit from their work

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? Or should your organization strategically focus on social networks that already have millions of people and a potential built-in audience? Why Using Existing Social Networks? Social Networking Web 2.

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

Frogloop

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!"

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. Be sure to check out the full report online as well. while house social networks have been generating $10,000 or more over the last year. What role does content creation play in how nonprofits are using social tools?

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. With Causes ditching MySpace, and growth in the social network slowing down, many nonprofits seem hesitant to consider using it. All in all I left our morning coffee meeting with the idea that we are (read: "I am") missing a great opportunity: using social networks for market research.

Online Community Building: Gardening vs Landscaping

Amy Sample Ward

My latest post is up on the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog. how can I be a community builder online? Others see it as specifically applying to online community spaces, like a social networking site. The first question I always ask myself when considering a new tool or functionality online, a new project or campaign, or even new partnerships or members is: “Is this something the Community wants or something I want?”

Tips for Using the Web, E-mail and Social Networking to Net Wired Wealthy Donors : By Abny Santicola : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Tips for Using the Web, E-mail and Social Networking to Net Wired Wealthy Donors : By Abny Santicola : FundRaising Success: "In the session 'Taking Leadership Online: What's Hype and What Works in Online Fundraising' at Fund Raising Day in New York 2009 presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater New York Chapter in early June, presenters Nancy Haitch, deputy vice president

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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.