Top 15 Social Networking Sites

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Do you have a small business and wondering which social media platform will work best for your brand? Here you’ll find several platforms to consider starting with Facebook and many others. We have become socially inclined creatures, and. Social Network Top List

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. For many organizations, we provide guidance or goals for using social channels to our staff, but this session was for the volunteers who want to make a difference from outside of the organization. And the content – is that a platform or application that supports that kind of content? Mastering social networking as a volunteer.

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SXSW: Future of Social Networks

Amy Sample Ward

Social networks will be like air.&#. The people who “own&# those relationships need to start working together to integrate the platforms. ASW would argue that the platforms don’t own the relationships; the platforms do own the topic of conversation, or the point of interest—a point that should really be made explicit and especially viewed as actionable. 3 things need to make social networks like air: Identity - who are you?

The social network commitment

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Getting involved in a social network, whether it be something like Facebook or Myspace, or a content-connected social network like flickr or delicious (I’m starting to get used to writing that without the dots,) is pretty easy. What I have learned, though, is that a social network is only as good as something that you have absolutely no control over: how many of your real friends and colleagues use it. LinkedIN : The professional, serious, network.

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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13 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Virtual Event Platform

AccelEvents

Using the right virtual event platform can take your virtual event to the next level. From automated email marketing to hosting live broadcasts, an event platform is necessary if you aim to put on a professional, high-level virtual event. Why Use a Virtual Event Platform.

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. Who is using the platform?

Report Release: The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmarks

NTEN

Another NTC means more great studies about nonprofit technology released, including the 2012 " Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmarks Report." > Download the 2012 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report More than 3,500 nonprofit professionals filled out this year's survey, conducted by NTEN, Common Knowledge, and Blackbaud, providing another year of valuable benchmarks about nonprofits' use of -- and success with -- social networking platforms.

Raising the Floor of the Platform Economy: Co-ops, Unions, and the Struggle to Transform Technology

Non Profit Quarterly

We live in a platform world, where technological apps connect consumers directly with goods and services. Electronic transaction platforms like Amazon, Uber, Grubhub, and Airbnb have perhaps permanently changed the way that we live and work. Another Platform Economy Is Possible.

Audio Social Media Platforms for Nonprofits

Media Cause

In the social media world, platforms are always changing. For nonprofits, using social media to your advantage is important as it gives you a creative way to accomplish your organization’s mission and purpose. FB is adding new audio social options for some of its users.

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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. For the curriculum we’re developing for the E-Mediat project, a social media capacity project for NGOs in the Arab World, you can’t train NGOs on effective use of social media without addressing issues of privacy and security. How are protecting your privacy on social networks?

Which Social Network is Most Relevant to My Brand?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Social networks are nowkey to internet users, and it’s hard to miss. 57% of Internet subscribers use a social network daily, and 76% have logged in the last 30 days. For brands, the arrival of social networks has created a strong relationship with users and to be audible again. But social networks are distinct and varied,and a lot of brands are drowning on all these platforms and do not know where to turn.

13 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Virtual Event Platform

AccelEvents

Using the right virtual event platform can take your virtual event to the next level. From automated email marketing to hosting live broadcasts, an event platform is necessary if you aim to put on a professional, high-level virtual event. Why Use a Virtual Event Platform.

Jumo: A Social Network #Win or #Fail?

Care2

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

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. I imagine, too, because it’s based on an open source platform, developers will begin to code in data portability (or have they already?)

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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.

Is Quora Yet Another Social Network (YASN) or Something Different?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the holidays, I finally visited Quora , a social learning site focused around asking and answering questions founded by an ex-Facebook employee. Quora has been around for a year and provides an independent question platform from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn that is similar to Yahoo! It does heavily rely on Twitter and Facebook for promotion, adding it to the increasing amount of social middleware platforms that are being developed.

Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Allegiance Group

Last week, it was brought to my attention that Elgg–an open source Social Networking Platform–was holding a conference on Social Media for Education, and a more specific conference on Elgg. I know and understand the needs of Education that the promise of Social Media can bring. The purpose of Elgg was to allow people use the basics of a social networking platform and extend it to do other things.

Will Open Source Social Networks Eventually Replace Facebook?

Care2

When Facebook launched their Open Graph API last month they thought they had revolutionized their platform. Has Facebook angered its base so much, that its user base could fizzle out in the next year as more people and nonprofits demand control of their own social data and look to other platforms? Jon Pincus who co-chairs the Computer, Freedom and Privacy Conference , says that that there's a need for a social graph that's not tied to a particular website or corporation.

Advocacy Online Unveils Social Networking Platform in Toronto

Care2

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.

Spendrise: New Platform Helps You Spur Change Where You Shop

Care2

Running the Women S tartup Challenge and our social change web agency, Rad Campaign I get pitched a lot of different products. I recently discovered Spendrise , a platform for creating positive change everywhere you spend money. Social Networking Online Advocacy Online Marketing Trends NonprofitHere's how it works. Start a Pledge You support a Spendrise campaign by pledging to spend money if the business makes a positive change that you believe in.

New to TechSoup: The TINT Social Media Display Platform

Tech Soup Blog

TINT is an online platform for displaying user-generated and branded social media content on a single website or screen. More than just a social media aggregator, TINT also allows you to customize the look and feel of your aggregated feed and analyze the success of your social campaigns. TINT is useful for organizations that want to increase their presence on social media networks and drive donations through calls to action on those networks.

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. The survey polled 978 nonprofit professionals about their organizations’ use of commercial social networking sites (e.g. Facebook), as well as their own hosted social networking communities. Where do branded social networks like Ning sites fall?

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. " This relates to three challenges identified by Jeremiah: Successful Networks have hard time scaling. Plateau or Social Network Fatigue? What challenges do you see facing nonprofits to use social networking sites?

A Preliminary Theology of Social Networks

AFP Blog

A Preliminary Theology of Social Networks : As people like Beth Kanter and Allison Fine made clear in their book, The Networked Nonprofit, networks are the new form of organizational structure in the 21st-century. Actually, Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps predicted in 1994 in The Age of the Network that networks would be the signature form of organizations in this century and I wrote about network organizations for the Jewish community in 2001 in Network Judaism).

Causes and Ideablob: Who Owns Your Social Networking Data?

Tech Soup Blog

The fact that access to data, whether it’s supporters’ email addresses, tracking actions taken, or anything else, is instantly gone should be a big alert bell to those working in a "networked" way via social media to grow their community. Continuing on last week's discussion about Causes leaving MySpace, TechSoup's own Amy has written an interesting guest post on Sean Stannard-Stockton's Tactical Philanthropy blog.

Leveraging social networking to influence change

Rebooting Charity

PR Blogger Stephen Davies thinks we’ll start to see a fragmentation of social networks. As people begin to tire with the vast, general nature of MySpace et al , they may migrate to niche social networks that are more relevant to them, their passions and their lives. Niche social networks can be tapped into for more relevancy in online engagement. For example, which platform makes the most sense for a brand like Pedigree ?

Yet Another Social Networking Site for Good

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit organizations will be able to use LinkedIn as a platform for involving the LinkedIn community with their causes, leveraging the 11 million users that are present within the online community. There's also another charitable donation social networking site that facilitates free surgery.

How to Find IP from Tiktok: Track Someone’s IP Address on Tiktok

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This guide will put you through the various methods of tracking IP from the TikTok platform without any issue. It is a social networking application available in over 40 languages. TikTok is a new social media application. Security & Privacy Social Network

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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. It took only a week to break into iOS’s top 10 list of networking apps. Headlines like “Why the Peach app is suddenly the hottest thing in social media” and “Peach Is So Hot Right Now” could be found littered across newsstands and the internet. So how do you know what social networks are important for your nonprofit? Featured Social Media

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Beginners Guide to LinkedIn Lead Generation

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LinkedIn is a great platform for generating B2B leads. Compared to other lead generation platforms, LinkedIn has lower lead generation costs and higher conversion rates. Relationship Social Network

Social Networking and Web Tools for Chicago Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Networking and Web Tools for Chicago Nonprofits. now hear from homegrown social networks and what they have to offer local nonprofits. The majority of the room had experience in social networking sites and tools, both personally and for their organization. Each of the panelists shared a brief overview of the current social networking projects. People told them that they wanted more social capital.

How to Increase Instagram Profile Visits? 9 Ways to Drive Your IG Profile Views?

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If you are looking for ways to drive more traffic into viewing your Instagram profile and leverage the platform algorithm in your favor, you are reading the right. Social NetworkAre you curious about how many profiles visits your Instagram account is getting every day?

Groups: A Review of Five Platforms to Build Community

Care2

But which platform is best for your group? Some nonprofits like the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation are using platforms like the new Facebook Groups to foster ongoing discussions with their members. Here’s a list of the different types of popular platforms that offer group functionality that your nonprofit should consider if you’re thinking of going down this route.

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TikTok Marketing Strategies for 2021

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TikTok is currently one of the fastest-growing social networks and is becoming more popular among the younger generations. With TikTok already having millions of users worldwide, it has set itself among other top social media platforms that offer a large market for brands.

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How to Get Someone’s IP from Discord: Location on Discord

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In simpler terms, this is a chat app that has a similar concept like Skype and TeamSpeak or a professional platform like slack. Apps Security & Privacy Social NetworkDo you know how to get someone’s IP from Discord?

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How to Find IP from Facebook: Facebook IP Address Finder

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Facebook IP Address Finder Apparently, no one hasn’t heard of Facebook as it is one of the most popular social media platforms for connecting with people far and wide. Security & Privacy Social NetworkAre you wondering about how to find the IP of others on Facebook?

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How to Find IP from LinkedIn: Track an IP Address on LinkedIn

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Find IP from LinkedIn Over the past few years, LinkedIn has become one of the best social media applications or platforms where you can connect with friends. Security & Privacy Social NetworkAre you wondering about how to find IP from LinkedIn?

Top 20 Instagram Influencers of 2021 | Follow a new Fashion Trend

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Among other social media platforms, Instagram is a hugely popular channel that allows users to express their words through images. Currently, the platform. Social Network Top ListWondering who are the best influencers on Instagram?

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8 Great Tools for Private Social Networks and Online Communities: The 2011 Edition

Forum One

Our clients are planning, designing, and launching online professional networks of all shapes and sizes to reach, engage, and inform external stakeholders. Since the technology landscape changes so fast, here's our current short-list of go-to platforms that we use to support our clients for these activities. Drupal Commons (an open-source variant of Drupal from our friends at Acquia ) is a versatile and complete full-service community platform. Jive Engage Platform.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth Kanter

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever – Guest Post by Joe Waters. Eager to make my point, I polled my fellow Gen-Xers on which fundraising platforms have had the most disruptive impact on charitable giving since 2000. Here are the top six platforms, and two more that will continue the disruption of charitable giving. Disruptive Model: Social Network. Two More Charity Platforms that Will Keep the Disruption Going.

5 Instagram Trends to Boost Your Followers and Conversions in 2021

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While it’s not the world’s most popular social media platform (that title goes to Facebook), it is among the fastest-growing. Therefore, you have to stay on top of your game when it comes to social media. Apps Social Network

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Eight Great Tools for Private Social Networks and Online Communities - 2011 Edition

Forum One

Our clients are planning, designing, and launching online professional networks of all shapes and sizes to reach, engage, and inform external stakeholders. Since the technology landscape changes so fast, here's our current short-list of go-to platforms that we use to support our clients for these activities. Drupal Commons (an open-source variant of Drupal from our friends at Acquia ) is a versatile and complete full-service community platform. Jive Engage Platform.